Brent Karding
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Christ rejected and accepted
Luke 23:39-43
God commands you to turn from idols to the true God.
Acts 17:22-31
Jesus is sovereign over the natural and spiritual realm
Matthew 9:1-8
Faith leads to speaking.
2 Corinthians 4:13-15
A humble birth and great glory to God
Luke 2:1-21
Because God is uniquely faithful, he will remove our sins.
Micah 7:18-20
Phrasing Narrative and Teaching
Mark 11:12-25
Christ's Supremacy Described and Grounded
Colossians 1:15-17
Christ's Resurrection and Ours
1 Corinthians 15:20-28
God's Furious Punishment
Romans 1:18-25
God will surely set up an indestructible, everlasting kingdom.
Daniel 2:31-45
Just like Adam's sin led to death for all people, so Jesus' obedience led to life for all people.
Romans 5:12-21
To apply this text, think through the Concessive, the Negative, and the Ground (v. 7-9), asking where those things are true of you.
1 Kings 14:1-18
Remember the happiness of the Word-delighting, and the misery of the only other option.
Psalms 1
In every difficulty, cry to God, your trustworthy Savior.
Psalms 42:1-43:5
Jesus, the Father's Spirit-filled Son, inaugurated God's kingdom.
Mark 1:1-15
Paul describes how men and women should act in church, based on their specific roles.
1 Timothy 2:8-15
Dedicate yourself to the local church for the eternal glory of Christ.
Haggai 2:20-23
The gospel call to repentance gives light to people in darkness.
Matthew 4:12-17
God has given the local church the responsibility to judge its members.
1 Corinthians 5
The eternal state will immediately follow Christ's return and our bodily resurrection.
1 Corinthians 15:20-28
When Jesus next returns, he will destroy death.
1 Corinthians 15:50-58
At the day of the Lord, believers will be saved and unbelievers will be destroyed.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-10
Our certain gospel hope of resurrection should encourage us.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
This passage reveals the fact of and the reason behind God's anger.
Romans 1:18-23
The kind of faith that saves is a faith that is characterized by works.
James 2:14-26
Only those who look to Jesus for spiritual wealth, righteousness, and guidance will sit with him on his throne.
Revelation 3:14-22
Jesus promises eternal life to those who overcome; therefore, cling to the gospel and preach it to others.
Revelation 3:7-13
Those who treasure the gospel and live it out today will enjoy intimacy with Jesus now and forever.
Revelation 3:1-6
Hold tightly to holy living that flows from the gospel.
Revelation 2:18-29
God calls us to boast only in the cross, through which we participate in the New Creation.
Galatians 1:1-6:18
Jesus will destroy His enemies and give eternal life to His people; therefore, the church must not tolerate sin in its midst.
Revelation 2:12-17
It is vital to boast only in Jesus' cross.
Galatians 6:10-18
Those who are fearless in the face of death will receive life from the Victor over death.
Revelation 2:8-11
True spirituality is seen in bearing other people's burdens.
Galatians 6:1-10
You are nothing without love.
Revelation 2:1-7
Serve each other in love through the leading of the life-giving, flesh-opposing Spirit.
Galatians 5:13-26
Jesus is a king and priest who is present with His church in judgment and salvation.
Revelation 1:9-20
Only those who rest on Christ alone for justification will receive eternal righteousness.
Galatians 5:2-12
Obey this urgent revelation so you will be blessed, and rest in the sovereignty of your Saviour.
Revelation 1:1-8
God redeems Naomi - and all Israel - through the son of Boaz and Ruth.
Ruth 4:13-22
Believers must stand firm in the freedom of being God's children through faith alone in his promise.
Galatians 4:21-31
Boaz generously and sacrificially redeems Elimelech's and Mahlon's family.
Ruth 4:1-12
Paul's proven trustworthiness and godly motives should have led the Galatians to trust him, not reject him.
Galatians 4:12-20
Boaz acted with generosity again, and Ruth waited for redemption.
Ruth 3:14-18
In Christ we are God's fully adult sons and heirs.
Galatians 4:1-11
Boaz commits himself to redeem Ruth.
Ruth 3:1-13
All of God's children enjoy his covenant and promised salvation through faith in Christ.
Galatians 3:15-29
Ruth and Naomi encounter the generosity of Boaz.
Ruth 2:14-23
Gentiles are declared righteous, become the true Israel, and receive the blessing and the Spirit by faith alone.
Galatians 3:1-14
God guided Ruth to the field of a man who showed undeserved favor to her.
Ruth 2:1-13
Justification by faith, not by works, alone glorifies God's grace and accomplishes the purpose of Christ's death.
Galatians 2:11-21
Ruth committed herself to Naomi and to her God.
Ruth 1:15-22
From the beginning of church history, there has been only one true gospel.
Galatians 2:1-10
The biblical gospel is demonstrably given by Jesus.
Galatians 1:11-24
Naomi was left alone in a foreign land, suffering judgment.
Ruth 1:1-5
A bitter Naomi plans to return to her homeland, and convince her daughters-in-law not to.
Ruth 1:6-14
Reject the perverted gospel and embrace the God-accomplished and God-taught gospel.
Galatians 1:1-10
It is right for God to show mercy on whomever he desires to show mercy - and we should praise him for this!
Jonah 1:1-4:11
God is right to show mercy on whomever he chooses.
Jonah 4:1-11
God cares about Gentiles.
Jonah 3:1-10
The Lord saved Jonah because he prayed to him.
Jonah 2:1-10
Jesus' death and resurrection created Gentile worshippers.
Jonah 1:1-17
Because God is holding tightly to you, hold tightly to his Word.
2 Thessalonians 1-3
We pray for you to experience God's grace and peace.
2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
Paul gives two final commands in the main body of this letter: pray and stay away.
2 Thessalonians 3:1-15
How God's sovereignty motivates our perseverance
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
God is holding tightly to you.
2 Thessalonians 1:3-12
The path to eternal happiness isn't what you think: it requires joyful endurance of trials and humble obedience to God's Word.
James 1
Choose the way of life that God delights in, a Christlike life of compassion and purity, for this is the pathway to Heaven.
James 1:26-27
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Arc of Ephesians 2:1-10 and 11-22
Ephesians 2:1-10
You were dead, but God made you alive in Christ; therefore, remember that God has brought you near to him and made you part of his temple.
Published October 31st, 2018
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Ephesians 2:1-10
j And you were k dead in the trespasses and sins
And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
l in which you once walked,
Wherein in time past ye walked
following the course of this world,
according to the course of this world,
following m the prince of the power of the air,
according to the prince of the power of the air,
the spirit that is now at work in n the sons of disobedience—
the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
among whom we all once lived
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past
in o the passions of our flesh,
in the lusts of our flesh,
carrying out the desires of the body 1 and the mind,
fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind;
and p were by nature q children of wrath,
and were by nature the children of wrath,
like the rest of mankind. 2
even as others.
But 1 God, ... made us alive together with Christ
But God... hath quickened us together with Christ,
4a, 5b
being r rich in mercy,
who is rich in mercy,
s because of the great love with which he loved us,
for his great love wherewith he loved us,
even t when we were dead in our trespasses,
Even when we were dead in sins,
v by grace you have been saved—
(by grace ye are saved;)
and raised us up with him
And hath raised us up together,
and w seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
so that ... he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
That ... he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
7a the coming ages... the ages to come...
For z by grace you have been saved a through faith.
For by grace are ye saved through faith;
And this is b not your own doing;
and that not of yourselves:
c it is the gift of God,
it is the gift of God:
d not a result of works,
Not of works,
e so that no one may boast.
lest any man should boast.
For f we are his workmanship, g created in Christ Jesus
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus
h for good works,
unto good works,
i which God prepared beforehand,
which God hath before ordained
j that we should walk in them.
that we should walk in them.
You used to be dead, like the rest of the flesh-following, wrath-destined world.
But the merciful, loving God gave us life, raised us up, and seated us with Christ, so that he could reveal his bottomless grace.
I say that because your salvation is by grace - God's gift, not from works, because we are God's workmanship for works.
Although you used to be dead in sin like everybody else, God saved us in Christ by grace through faith, so his grace would be magnified.
Ephesians 2:11-22
Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called k the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands—
remember l that you were at that time separated from Christ,
m alienated from the commonwealth of Israel
and strangers to n the covenants of promise,
o having no hope
and without God in the world.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were p far off have been brought near
q by the blood of Christ.
For r he himself is our peace,
s who has made us both one
and has broken down t in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility
by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in u ordinances,
that he might create in himself one v new man in place of the two,
so making peace,
and might w reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross,
thereby killing the hostility.
And he came
and x preached peace to you who were y far off
and peace to those who were z near.
For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
So then you are no longer d strangers
and aliens, 1
but you are e fellow citizens with the saints
and f members of the household of God,
g built on the foundation of the h apostles and prophets,
i Christ Jesus himself being j the cornerstone,
k in whom the whole structure... grows into a holy temple in the Lord.
...being joined together...
In him m you also are being built together n into a dwelling place for God by 1 the Spirit.
God saved you to reveal his glory to you forever, so that no-one can boast, and so that you will do good works; therefore , remember where you were and where God has brought you!
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