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
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
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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GD on 1 Kings 14:1-18
1 Kings 14:1-18
To apply this text, think through the Concessive, the Negative, and the Ground (v. 7-9), asking where those things are true of you.
Published March 31st, 2021
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1 Kings 14:1-18
At that time Abijah ... fell sick.
the son
of Jeroboam
And Jeroboam said
to his wife,
and disguise yourself,
that it not be known
that you are the wife
of Jeroboam,
and go
to Shiloh.
Behold, Ahijah ... is there,
the prophet
who said
of me
that I should be king
over this people.
Take ... ten loaves,
with you
some cakes,
and a jar
of honey,
and go
to him.
He will tell you
what shall happen
to the child.”
Jeroboam’s wife did so.
She arose
and went
to Shiloh
and came
to the house
of Ahijah.
Now Ahijah could not see,
for his eyes were dim
because of his age.
And the Lord said
to Ahijah,
“Behold, the wife ... is coming
of Jeroboam
to inquire
of you
concerning her son,
for he is sick.
Thus and thus shall you say
to her.”
When she came,
she pretended
to be another woman.
But when Ahijah heard the sound
of her feet,
as she came in
at the door,
he said,
“Come in, wife of Jeroboam.
Content #1
Why do you pretend
Content #2
to be another?
For I am charged with unbearable news
for you.
Go, tell Jeroboam,
Content #3
‘Thus says the Lord,
the God
of Israel:
I exalted you
Concessive #1
from among the people
and made you leader
Concessive #2
over my people Israel
and tore the kingdom
Concessive #3
away from the house
of David
and gave it
Concessive #4
to you,
and yet
you have not been
like my servant David,
who kept my commandments
and followed me
with all his heart,
doing only that
which was right
in my eyes,
but you have done evil
above all
who were before you
and have gone and made ... other gods
for yourself
and metal images,
provoking me
to anger,
and have cast me
behind your back,
therefore behold, I will bring harm
Content #1a
upon the house
of Jeroboam
and will cut off ... every male,
Content #1b
from Jeroboam
both bond and free
in Israel,
and will burn up the house
Content #1c
of Jeroboam,
as a man burns up dung
until it is all gone.
Anyone ... the dogs shall eat,
Content #2a
to Jeroboam
who dies
in the city
of the heavens
and anyone ... the birds ... shall eat,
Content #2b
who dies
in the open country
for the Lord has spoken it.”’
Arise therefore,
Content #3a
Content #3b
to your house.
When your feet enter the city,
the child shall die.
Content #4
And all Israel shall mourn
Content #5a
for him
and bury him,
Content #5b
for he only ... shall come
of Jeroboam
to the grave,
because ... there is found something
in him
to the Lord,
the God
of Israel,
in the house
of Jeroboam.
Moreover, the Lord will raise up ... a king
Content #6
for himself
over Israel
who shall cut off the house
of Jeroboam
And henceforth, the Lord will strike Israel
Content #7aa
as a reed is shaken
in the water,
and root up Israel
Content #7ab
out of this good land
that he gave
to their fathers
and scatter them
Content #7ac
beyond the Euphrates,
because they have made their Asherim,
provoking the Lord
to anger.
And he will give Israel up
Content #7b
because of the sins
of Jeroboam,
which he sinned
and made Israel
to sin.”
Then Jeroboam’s wife arose
and departed
and came
to Tirzah.
And as she came
to the threshold
of the house,
the child died.
And all Israel buried him
and mourned
for him,
according to the word
of the Lord,
which he spoke
by his servant Ahijah
the prophet.
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