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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
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 The Beginning of the Gospel
Mark 1:1-15
Jesus, the Father's Spirit-filled Son, inaugurated God's kingdom.
Published November 6th, 2019
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When John the Baptist appeared in fulfillment of prophecy, Jesus came to Judea, where the Father proclaimed his pleasure in him as his beloved Son and strengthened him when tempted by Satan; then he returned to Galilee, preaching the gospel .
Mark 1:1-15
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, a the Son of God . 1
b As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, 1
c “Behold, I send my messenger before your face,
who will prepare your way,
d the voice of one crying in the wilderness:
e ‘Prepare 1 the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight,’”
f John appeared,
baptizing in g the wilderness
and proclaiming h a baptism of i repentance j for the forgiveness of sins.
And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him
and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan,
k confessing their sins.
Now John was l clothed with camel’s hair
and l wore a leather belt around his waist
and ate m locusts and n wild honey.
And he preached, saying,
o “After me comes he who is mightier than I,
the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.
p I have baptized you with water,
but q he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
r In those days Jesus s came from Nazareth of Galilee
and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
And when he came up out of the water,
immediately he t saw u the heavens being torn open
v and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.
And w a voice came from heaven,
x “You are my beloved Son ; 1
with you I am well pleased.”
y The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.
y And he was in the wilderness forty days,
being z tempted by a Satan.
And he was with the wild animals,
and b the angels were ministering to him.
c Now after John was arrested,
Jesus d came into Galilee,
proclaiming the gospel of God,
and saying,
e “The time is fulfilled,
and f the kingdom of God is at hand;
g repent and believe in the gospel.”
When Jesus was baptized, the Father proclaimed his pleasure in his beloved Son.
Then Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness for 40 days.
Then Jesus returned to Galilee, preaching the gospel.
When Jesus came to Judea, the Father proclaimed his pleasure in his beloved Son, and then strengthened him when tempted by Satan.
After the introduction to the whole book in verse 1, I see two major sections: Verses 2-8 and verses 9-15. I divided the passage there because verses 2-8 describe the prophecy of John's coming, and his actual coming. Then verses 9-15 describe Jesus' baptism, temptation by Satan, and the beginning of his public ministry. And verse 9 separates verses 2-8 from what comes next by describing verses 2-8 with the phrase "in those days," thus referring to them as the historical circumstances in which something else happened, something more important . So the emphasis of the passage is in verses 9-15. Verse 1: Introduction Verses 2-8: John's preparatory ministry Verses 2-5: In fulfillment of prophecy, John appeared to prepare God's people for Jesus' ministry, which led to widespread repentance and baptism. Verses 6-8: John, who dressed like Elijah, proclaimed that one mightier than he was coming, who would baptize with the Holy Spirit. On Elijah, see 2 Kings 1:8; Mal 3:1; 4:5-6; Mark 9:13. Verses 9-15: Jesus' greater ministry Verses 9-11: Jesus was God's beloved Son, attested from Heaven by the Father and the Spirit. CONTRAST: John was a messenger for the Lord, but Jesus was the Son of the Father's delight, who had the Spirit without measure! See John 3:28-30 about Jesus being greater than John, John being just the friend of the bridegroom. Verses 12-13: Jesus was tempted by Satan for 40 days, but given heavenly aid. CONTRAST: John lived and preached in the wild, but Jesus was assaulted by Satan and strengthened by angels! The Spirit's coming upon Christ here is reminiscent of OT heroes, except that never in a visible form! Then that same "Spirit" led him into the wilderness. Christ is filled with the Spirit for his ministry. "The heavens" in 10b and "the angels" in 13d shows God's approbation of his ministry. Verses 14-15: Jesus preached the gospel of the imminent kingdom of God. CONTRAST: John preached that someone greater was coming, but Jesus preached that prophecy was being fulfilled, and that he was the king of the imminent kingdom of God! I connected 9-13 as a Progression , and then the whole as a Progression with 14-15, because I saw the first two events as connected more closely, with the Spirit in both, and heaven in both; after those events, Jesus left Judah, at a later point ("after John was arrested," 14a), and came back to Galilee (thus bookending the second half of the passage with 9a).
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