Ben Fetterolf
Follower of Jesus | Husband | Father | Pastor at Hampton Park Baptist Church of Greenville, SC
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How do you view God? Do you view him as angry at you? Or committed to you? This prophet helps us see how we *should* view God.
Obadiah 1-21
Livestream is a technological gift. But have we adequately thought through the potential downsides to this particular methodology?
Hebrews 10:24-25
I have died. The significance of that statement can't be overstated. I must believe it and live in light of it in order to truly live.
Romans 6:1-14
There are two realms (or kingdoms!) in which to live. The realm where death reigns and the realm where righteousness reigns.
Romans 5:12-21
Most conversations about biblical manhood/womanhood go to a few NT texts. But what God says in the very beginning sets a solid foundation.
Genesis 2:18-25
In what or whom do you find your joy? Does it last through the varying circumstances of life? Where can true, enduring joy be found?
Romans 5:1-11
"No list of sins I have not done; no list of virtues I pursue; no list of those I am not like can earn myself a place with you..."
Romans 4:1-12
What do your words say about your heart?
James 3:3-12
Trials bring dark days. But those times are most important to remember who God is and who we are.
Hebrews 10:32-39
What do you feel you are lacking today? Are things spinning out of control? Anchor yourself in God's character and promises.
Psalms 23:1-6
How do you respond to disappointments and discouragements? Do you run from them? Avoid them? Paul teaches us how God intends to use them.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Grace, gift, faith. These are the words that dominate this foremost text on how to be made right with God.
Romans 3:21-31
What is the role of the law in the life of a believer? And what does the law teach us about God?
Romans 3:1-20
How highly do you view your words? Are you more likely to encourage others to listen to you or to listen to God?
James 1:19-21
Why do you call yourself a Christian? Your answer to that question is significant and identifies where you rest your hope.
Romans 2:17-29
Have you ever thought about how many sermons you've heard in your lifetime? Knowing is useless apart from faith and repentance.
Romans 2:1-16
We often think of God's wrath on the last day. But how is his wrath manifest in the present day?
Romans 1:18-32
Why do you like spending time with other Christians? Because you have mutual interests? Or because you long to see God at work among them?
Romans 1:8-17
Why did Paul write Romans? What is Romans about? These important questions are answered from the very start of the letter.
Romans 1:1-7
What role, if any, do works play in being made right with God?
Romans 4:1-5
Does God keep you in His love? Or do we keep ourselves in His love? Jude answers this very specifically.
Jude 17-25
Contending for the faith initially seems external. But the greatest battle for the faith may need to happen in my own heart.
Jude 8-16
You're probably familiar with loving others on Sunday. But what does love look like on Monday through Friday?
1 Thessalonians 4:9-12
Has your evangelism been fueled by guilt? Why not fuel it with joy?
1 John 1:1-4
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Free in Christ
Romans 8:1-9
The gospel is a comfort. But the gospel is also a call on our lives as believers. We need to hear both: the comfort AND call of the gospel.
Published August 7th, 2020
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Main point summary
The law of the Spirit of life does two things the law of sin and death could not do: (1) free from condemnation and (2) create a people who submit to God's law.
Romans 8:1-9
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 1
For the law of h the Spirit of life i has set you 1 free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
For j God has done what the law, k weakened by the flesh, l could not do.
m By sending his own Son n in the likeness of sinful flesh and o for sin, 1
he condemned sin in the flesh,
in order that p the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us,
q who walk not according to the flesh
but according to the Spirit.
For r those who live according to the flesh set their minds on s the things of the flesh,
but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on t the things of the Spirit.
For to set u the mind on the flesh is death,
but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
For the mind that is set on the flesh is v hostile to God,
for it does not submit to God’s law;
w indeed, it cannot.
Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit,
if in fact x the Spirit of God dwells in you.
y Anyone who does not have z the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
Brent Karding
Very well done otherwise!
Brent Karding
I agree with all your relationships up to the Ground in 5a. I'm not sure that it grounds all of 3-4, because the logical emphasis of 3-4 is 3a, and 5a doesn't ground that, but rather 4b-c (at least).
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