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 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
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 Jonah
Jonah 4:1-11
God is right to show mercy on whomever he chooses.
Published January 25th, 2019; Updated January 25th, 2019
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Main point summary
Jonah 4 (Jan. 25/19)
Main point summary
Jonah was angry at God's mercy on Nineveh, so God used a personal object lesson to show him the rightness of his mercy.
Jonah 4 (Jan. 25/19)
Jonah 4:1-11
But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, 1
and y he was angry.
And he prayed to the Lord and said,
“O Lord , is not this what I said
when I was yet in my country?
z That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish;
for I knew that you are a a gracious God
and merciful,
slow to anger
and abounding in steadfast love,
and a relenting from disaster.
b Therefore now, O Lord , please take my life from me,
c for it is better for me to die
than to live.”
And the Lord said,
d “Do you do well to be angry?”
Jonah went out of the city
and sat to the east of the city
and e made a booth for himself there.
He sat under it in the shade,
till he should see what would become of the city.
Now the Lord God appointed a plant 1
and made it come up over Jonah,
that it might be a shade over his head,
to save him from his discomfort. 2
So Jonah was exceedingly glad because of the plant.
But when dawn came up the next day,
God appointed a worm that attacked the plant,
so that it withered.
When the sun rose,
God appointed a scorching f east wind,
g and the sun beat down on the head of Jonah
so that he h was faint.
And he asked that he might die and said,
c “It is better for me to die
than to live.”
But God said to Jonah,
i “Do you do well to be angry for the plant?”
And he said,
“Yes, I do well to be angry,
angry enough to die.”
And the Lord said,
“You pity the plant,
for which you did not labor,
nor did you make it grow,
which came into being in a night
and perished in a night.
And should not I pity j Nineveh, that great city,
in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left,
and also much k cattle?”
Jonah was angry because God was so merciful to Nineveh, so he asked God to kill him.
Jonah wouldn't answer God's question about the rightness of his anger, but sat down to watch if Nineveh would be destroyed or not.
God made a plant to give shade to Jonah, but then destroyed it to give pain to Jonah; Jonah was glad, but then wished to die.
If Jonah did right to pity the short-lived plant which he didn't make, didn't God do right to pity a huge city filled with children and animals?
Notice the chain of God's actions and Jonah's responses, including the surprising breaking of the pattern at the end of chapter 4: 1) God forgives the Ninevites when they repent ( 3:10 ), so Jonah is angry ( 4:1-3 ). 2) God questions Jonah's anger, and he responds with silence and watching ( 4:4-5 ). 3) God gives Jonah comfort, and he is glad ( 4:6 ). 4) God causes Jonah pain, and he is anguished ( 4:7-8 ). 5) God questions Jonah's anger again, and Jonah responds with defiance ( 4:9 ). 6) God confronts Jonah about his own pity, and the book ends before Jonah responds ! ( 4:10-11 )
God responds to Jonah's anger at his mercy by asking him if his anger was right; Jonah doesn't respond.
God taught Jonah an object lesson so that he would see the rightness of God's mercy on Nineveh.
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