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
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.
Ephesians 2:1-10
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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Arcing Class on 2 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
How God's sovereignty motivates our perseverance
Published November 29th, 2018
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Main point summary
Main point summary
Because God is in control, don't be worried about the day of the Lord, and hold tightly to God's Word.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
Now concerning a the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ
and our b being gathered together to him,
we ask you, brothers, 1
not to be quickly shaken in mind
or c alarmed,
either d by a spirit
or a e spoken word,
or e a letter seeming to be from us,
to the effect that f the day of the Lord has come.
g Let no one deceive you in any way.
For that day will not come,
h unless the rebellion comes first,
and i the man of lawlessness 1 is revealed,
j the son of destruction, 2
who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship,
so that he takes his seat in the temple of God,
k proclaiming himself to be God.
Do you not remember that
when I was still with you
I told you these things?
And you know what is restraining him now
so that he may be revealed
in his time.
For l the mystery of lawlessness m is already at work.
Only he who now restrains it will do so
until he is out of the way.
And then n the lawless one will be revealed,
whom the Lord Jesus o will kill
with p the breath of his mouth
and bring to nothing
by q the appearance of his coming.
The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan
r with all power and false signs and wonders,
and with all wicked deception for s those who are perishing,
because they refused to love the truth
and so be saved.
Therefore t God sends them a strong delusion,
so that they may believe u what is false,
in order that all may be condemned
v who did not believe the truth
but w had pleasure in unrighteousness.
But x we ought always to give thanks to God for you,
y brothers beloved by the Lord,
because God chose you
z as the firstfruits 1 a to be saved,
b through sanctification by the Spirit
and belief in the truth.
To this he called you
through c our gospel,
a so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
So then, brothers, d stand firm
and hold to e the traditions
that you were taught by us,
either f by our spoken word
or by f our letter.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself,
and God our Father,
g who loved us
and gave us eternal comfort
and good h hope
through grace,
comfort your hearts
and i establish them
in every good work
and word.
Try connecting v. 3-4 with v. 5 as Id-Exp or G , and then v. 3-5 with v. 6ff with S .
Don't be worried that the day of the Lord has already come.
Don't be deceived by anyone who tells you that the day of the Lord has come.
You remember from me and you know that God is restraining the revelation of the man of lawlessness.
God will delude unbelievers so that they will be condemned.
We thank God for you because he chose you.
God will condemn unbelievers, but he will save those he has chosen.
May Jesus and the Father comfort and establish your hearts.
Therefore, stand firm and hold on to the apostolic word by God's grace.
You know that God is in control.
Paul tells the Thessalonians, " Don’t be alarmed or deceived about the Lord’s coming, and stand firm and hold tightly to apostolic teaching , with confidence in God’s grace, because God is in control and has chosen you."
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