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Why are there seasons of lack of joy and happiness?
John 2:1-11
What determines who you follow on social media? - Do you know Jesus? Have you decided to follow Him first and foremost?
John 1:35-51
Do you remember a time when you were honored with a good testimony? Read here about John's unique testimony of Jesus.
John 1:29-34
Who is John the Baptist? But more importantly: "Who are you?" and "Who is Jesus Christ?"
John 1:19-28
The Lord is supreme over all! Hallelujah!
Psalms 113
Who is Jesus Christ? Find deep treasures about Him in the God-inspired writings of Apostel John.
John 1:1-18
Do you note and avoid false teachers? Are you part of a team that works for the furtherance of the Good News of Christ? Yes? - Praise God!
Romans 16:17-27
What did Paul appreciate most in others?
Romans 16:1-16
What to do when desire and calling are not matching? See how Paul did it.
Romans 15:22-31
God fulfilled His promise of the Good News for the Gentiles in Paul's life. Which promises does God fulfill in your life?
Romans 15:14-21
Do things from faith. All action in doubt is sin.
Romans 14:14-23
Walk fully convinced in the fear of the Lord. Don't despise or judge a fellow-saint but seek his best.
Romans 14:1-13
Outline of Romans 4: Saving Faith explained
Romans 4
Time is short - love one another and your neighbor by being led by the Spirit, in reflecting Christ to them.
Romans 13:8-14
Our lives are governed by authorities that God appointed
Romans 13:1-7
All things such as space, energy, and authority were created by God's perfect representative, that is the supreme God-Man Jesus Christ.
Colossians 1:15-16
Paul's instruction on how to relate to fellow believers and unbelievers
Romans 12:9-21
What is your gift as a member of the body of Christ?
Romans 12:3-8
What is better than life?
Psalms 63
In God alone I put my trust, who is my Deliverer, strong Protector, Refuge, and save Shelter.
Psalms 62
How to know the will of God
Romans 12:1-2
What does the goodness of God lead you to think, say, and do?
Romans 11:11-36
David walked in integrity, are you too?
Psalms 26
A prayer to know more our Lord Jesus Christ
Ephesians 1:17-19
Think soberly and walk in the fear of the Lord, because God is blessed for His great saving work in Jesus Christ for you.
1 Peter 1
God offers His righteousness in grace as a gift in Jesus Christ.
Romans 3
In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. - Col 2:3
Proverbs 2:1-9
Amazing grace of God! He is faithful, and will complete what He started.
Romans 11:1-10
Israel disobeyed and rejected God's compassion to save. Please don't do the same mistake. Receive God's gift of eternal life in Christ.
Romans 10:14-21
How does a victorious life look like for you?
Psalms 148
Believe Jesus and receive eternal life.
John 3:1-21
Zealous works cannot save, but faith in Christ does!
Romans 10:1-13
Focus on the Lord in your difficulty.
Psalms 123
Where does your help come from?
Psalms 121
Revive me, O Lord.
Psalms 119:153-160
Israel in large rejects God's righteousness by faith, how about you? Have you accepted God's gift of a perfect standing in Christ?
Romans 9:30-33
Christians exist only because of the mercy and compassion of God.
Romans 9:14-29
God's Word was, is, and will always be effective
Romans 9:6-13
Paul's grief for Israel's rejection of Christ
Romans 9:1-5
Nothing can separate the elect of God form the love of Christ.
Romans 8:31-39
Jesus, King-everlasting, shamed, mocked and tortured by His creatures, to restore a relationship with them.
Matthew 27:27-31
God works Christ-likeness in those he foreknew.
Romans 8:28-30
The Lord is Holy. Majestic, mighty, and faithful King who always was is and forever will be. He is the everlasting King!
Psalms 93
What is the Spirit's part of work in the life of God's children?
Romans 8:26-27
Christians groan in longing for their glorification
Romans 8:23-25
Outline of Romans 2
Romans 2
What gets creation to perfection?
Romans 8:19-22
Children of God are saved to be glorified together with Christ.
Romans 8:16-18
Great is God the giver of every spiritual blessing!
Ephesians 1:3-4
What does it mean to live according to the Spirit?
Romans 8:1-17
The law cannot help in the struggle with indwelling sin but the Lord Jesus can.
Romans 7:13-25
Is the law still condemning you or have you found the grace of God in Christ?
Romans 7:7-12
Are you in the flesh under the curse of the law, or are you liberated serving in the newness of the Spirit?
Romans 7:1-6
Do you live as a person who is under grace? Are you devoted to God or yourself? We received all in Christ, should we not also live for Him?
Romans 6:15-23
What does your baptism mean?
Romans 6:1-14
Great disasters will happen before the powerful and glorious appearance of the Son of Man. Tribes will mourn; the elect will be gathered.
Matthew 24:29-31
The Fall of Humanity and God's gracious Gift of Justification
Romans 5:12-21
Outline of Romans 1
Romans 1:1-32
Rejoice: In Christ's death and resurrection, reconciliation and salvation is freely available for you.
Romans 5:6-11
Justification by faith grands peace with God, access to God and an overflowing joy which causes to boast in God even in suffering.
Romans 5:1-5
What are the signs of the Lord's coming and the end of the age?
Matthew 24:1-28
God's promise, Abrahams faith, and its lesson
Romans 4:13-25
Were the Jews who lived at the old testament time saved in the same manner as the Gentiles today?
Romans 4:1-8
Who do you boast in?
Romans 3:27-31
Have you received the righteousness of God by believing Jesus? Or are you still in your sins? Trust Him today to be made right in Gods sight
Romans 3:21-26
All are guilty before God. There is none righteous. All are under sin.
Romans 3:9-20
God is faithful to save and just in all His judgments. Either submit to His truth, or His wrath will inflict you for your sins.
Romans 3:1-8
No salvation in anything outward which man could boast in, but only in God who causes the inward change of heart.
Romans 2:25-29
The Jew knows the will of God, but fails as the Gentile in doing it. All have failed and are guilty.
Romans 2:17-24
A call for repentance to lost and self-righteous sinners.
Luke 15:11-32
Bear fruit for God because we belong to and love Jesus
Romans 7:4-6
The blessed man meditates on the law of the Lord
Psalms 1:1-6
Meditate on Scripture
Joshua 1:8
All men are unrighteous and therefore under the wrath of God. They are guilty unless they received the righteousness of God by faith.
Romans 2:1-16
Praise the Lord. He takes pleasure in His people.
Psalms 149
The Spirit intercedes for us in our weaknesses.
Romans 8:26-27
No one served God like Jesus; He is the greatest. Hypocrites work for themselves to be seen and praised by man. Their desire misleads them.
Matthew 23:1-36
Gott zeigt seine Größe im Erhalten und Versorgen der Bedürftigen. Lob und Ruhm sei Gott dem ewigen König für alle Zeit.
Psalms 145
The denial of the truth of the existence of God is followed by unrighteous and wicked characteristics.
Romans 1:18-32
Highly honored by the Gospel of Christ
Romans 1:16-17
An example of how Paul made plans according to his call and longing and then trusted God to succeed or hinder these plans.
Romans 1:8-15
The privilege of being in Christ! No condemnation, and a walk in the Spirit!
Romans 8:1-4
Beloved of God; you who are called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 1:1-7
The Lord is long-suffering, who desires that all men come to repentence.
2 Peter 3:8-9
Reconciled to God through Christ's death and saved by His life to evermore rejoice in that fact.
Romans 5:10-11
A people of God
1 Peter 2:9-10
In Christ we may receive all things that exist for life and godliness to share in divine nature
2 Peter 1:3-4
Is there anything better than the Love of God in Christ?
Romans 8:31-39
Paulus bittet das der Vater der Herrlichkeit den Heiligen in Epheser den Geist der Weisheit und der Offenbarung gebe.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Experience the power of God in your life through prayer together with your brothers and sisters.
James 5:13-18
Blessed is the one who trusts the Lord
Psalms 84
Wealth cannot save you, Christ can. Forsake the dream that riches will fulfill you and follow Christ who is the all-surpassing reward.
Matthew 19:23-30
God is the judge and lawgiver. Submit to His law and do not speak evil against you brother.
James 4:11-12
God's work of Regeneration - A new heart with new desires and His Spirit to live a fulfilled life in the will of God
Ezekiel 36:25-27
Do you labor for the people of God?
Colossians 4:12-13
Fruchtbar oder Unfruchtbar?
John 15:1-3
Praise the Lord for of His might and acts of mercy
Psalms 147
Kill sin, because in Christ you have put off the sinful nature. Put on Christ, because in Him you have put Him on already.
Colossians 3:1-17
To be blessed and truly honored by God is to live out what Christ has done for His church
Psalms 119:1-8
Trust and be content in the Lord; He is your Helper; He will never leave nor forsake you!
Hebrews 13:5-6
Live out the from God received Wisdom, but be careful not to boast of wisdom if your heart is sidetracked by the flesh.
James 3:13-18
Are you wholeheartedly devoted to good works? Can people learn when they see you work?
Titus 3:12-15
Foolish talk is useless, empty, and self- condemning. Warn those who do that and stay away from them if they do not repent.
Titus 3:9-11
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Bearing Other's Burdens and Glorifying God Together
Romans 15:1-13
Do you have trouble with a weakness of your brother/sister in the Lord? Accept him/her because Christ accepted you despite your weaknesses.
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Published April 24th, 2018
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Accept one another just as Christ accepted us to the glory of God.
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We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak,
We then who are strong ought to bear with the irrational feelings and doubts of those without strength,
and not to please ourselves.
and not please ourselves by looking down at them and thus sometimes trying to improve our own social statues at the cost of the weak.
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Let each of us please his neighbor
In other words let each of us please his neighbor as this is the obligation of the strong
for his good,
so that good be done,
leading to edification.
leading to the improvement of the weak persons understanding, that his character is build up in the Lord and so becomes strong too.
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For even Christ did not please Himself;
Because even Christ who is perfect did not please Himself;
but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.”
but he suffered for doing good to others, as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me."
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning,
Christ experienced theses prophesied words and the reason for why these things were written is for our learning,
that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope .
so that we through the endurance and encouragement of the Scriptures might have hope, as we understand how God led His children in the past by the same difficult path of fatherly disciple to glory.
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Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another,
Now may God who gives endurance and encouragement grant you to be like-minded toward one another,
according to Christ Jesus,
according to Christ Jesus,
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that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
so that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Therefore receive one another,
Therefore accept one another,
just as Christ also received us,
just as Christ also accepted us,
to the glory of God.
in order that God be glorified.
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Now I say that Jesus Christ has become a servant to the circumcision
Now I say that Jesus Christ has become a servant to the circumcision
for the truth of God,
because of the truth of God,
to confirm the promises made to the fathers,
in order to confirm the promises made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
and that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy,
furthermore that the Gentiles might turn from their idols to worship God for His mercy,
as it is written: “For this reason I will confess to You among the Gentiles, And sing to Your name.”
as it is written: "For this reason I will confess to You among the Gentiles, And sing to Your name."
And again he says: “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people!”
and again he says: "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with the people of Israel!"
And again: “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples!”
and again: "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples!"
And again, Isaiah says: “There shall be a root of Jesse; And He who shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, In Him the Gentiles shall hope .”
and again, Isaiah says: "There shall be a root of Jesse; And He who shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, In Him the Gentiles shall hope."
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Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
Therefore may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
First the command to please, edify and accept one another, then the example of how Jesus Christ served us because of the truth of God to fulfill the promise to the Jews and that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy
This looks different from what the western world knows as pleasing. Pleasing is not merely being nice. Pleasing is seeking our neighbors good. That may be through kindness but could also be stern rebuke in case of serious error just as Paul's letter to the Galatians (Gal 1:10). We must remember that we serve first and foremost our mighty God.
Some people are natural people pleasers. But they don't naturally please others for their good.
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What has Paul in mind when he speaks about the strong and the weak? I believe he thinks of the strong in the Lord and the weak in the faith. Strong believers are mature and stable in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus. They are not tossed back and forth by every teaching but are able to discern between right and wrong. Their lives are founded and established on eternal truth and not mere circumstances and accomplishments. Weakness in the faith needs to be distinguished between weakness in the presence of the Lord. Paul writes in the letter to Corinth that when he is weak, then he is strong because God manifests His strength through the weaknesses of His people. He does not mean weak in the truth and teaching of the Lord but rather that there is no strength to do anything apart from the Lord. Everyone needs the Lord more then we tend to think, even down to the next heartbeat and the air we breathe. The Lord grants graciously strength day by day until the appointed day of death and the entrance into glory. There is no guarantee for the next day in our bodies.
Christ is the great example of how to bear with the weak who have no strength. Verse 3b - Jesus at the cleansing of the temple Paul quotes Psalm 69:9. The preceding words of David in that verse were quoted in John 2:17 when the disciples saw the cleansing of the temple. Someone who pleases himself does not take such high risk as Jesus with the cleansing of the temple. When it comes to the yearly Passover feast, it seems to me likely that people from far of bought the animal instead of bringing it all the way to Jerusalem to sacrifice in the temple. That would give the Rulers and Pharisees an opportunity to make a business of those strangers. Now, who would have suffered most from this business practice? I'd say the poor, since they may have had not enough money to buy even the cheapest animal for the sacrifice. The rulers and Pharisees made the temple to a marketplace and were reproaching God because the temple was to be a house of prayer, not a place to enrich oneself. When Jesus stood up for the weak and for what is right in the sight of God, all the reproach suddenly fell on Him. He stands up for those who have no strength and becomes the reproach of the oppressors. Furthermore, all people have reproached God by failing to give God the glory that is due to Him. The reproach that people directed to God fell on Jesus Christ when He gave His life to reconcile enemies to God.
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I will give thanks to You among the Gentiles. Let the God of my salvation be exalted.
Psalm 18
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Psalms 18:46-50
The Lord lives!
Blessed be my Rock!
Let the God of my salvation be exalted.
It is God who avenges me,
And subdues the peoples under me;
He delivers me from my enemies.
You also lift me up above those who rise against me;
You have delivered me from the violent man.
Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord ,
among the Gentiles,
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And sing praises to Your name.
Great deliverance He gives to His king,
And shows mercy to His anointed,
To David and his descendants forevermore.
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Gentiles, rejoice with the people of Israel.
Deut 32
Deuteronomy 32:43
“Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people;
For He will avenge the blood of His servants,
And render vengeance to His adversaries;
He will provide atonement for His land and His people.”
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Praise the Lord all Gentiles because God is merciful and His truth endures forever.
Psalm 117
Psalms 117:1-2
Praise the Lord ,
all you Gentiles!
Laud Him,
all you peoples!
For His merciful kindness is great toward us,
And the truth of the Lord endures
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Praise the Lord !
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