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Jesus proved His love for God the Father and true worshippers by standing up for them against powerful rulers who increasingly hated Him.
John 2:12-25
The source of joy that surpasses everything else in my life.
Romans 5
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 you have trouble with a weakness of your brother/sister in the Lord? Accept him/her because Christ accepted you despite your weaknesses.
Romans 15:1-13
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
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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Dead to Sin, Alive to God
Romans 6:1-14
What does your baptism mean?
#Baptism
Published March 5th, 2017
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We do not continue in sin because we are dead to sin and walk in newness of life.
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What shall we say then?
Considering that we are justified by grace through faith apart from works,
* Shall we continue in sin
we are not to continue in sin,
that grace may abound?
because sinning on purpose does not magnify the grace of God.
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Certainly not!
Therefore , God forbid to despise the grace of God by willfully sinning!
How shall we who * died to sin live any longer in it?
In other words , we who are dead to sin, are not to practice sin any longer,
Or do you not know
because you know
that * as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus * were baptized into His death?
that all who were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death.
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Therefore we were * buried with Him through baptism into death,
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death,
that * just as Christ was raised from the dead
in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead
by * the glory of the Father,
by the glory of the Father,
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* even so we also should walk in newness of life.
even so we also might walk in newness of life.
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We do not continue in sin because we are dead to sin and walk in newness of life. We are united in Christ's death and will be resurrected, by knowing that we are not slaves to sin anymore and that we will live with Him eternally. Therefore we think ourselves dead to sin and it's rule and present ourselves alive to God.
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Romans 6:1-14
What shall we say then?
Considering that man is justified by grace through faith apart from works,
* Shall we continue in sin
we are not to continue in sin,
that grace may abound?
because sinning on purpose does not magnify the grace of God.
Certainly not!
Therefore , God forbid to despise the grace of God by willfully sinning!
How shall we who * died to sin live any longer in it?
In other words , we who are dead to sin, are not to practice sin any longer,
Or do you not know
because you know
that * as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus * were baptized into His death ?
that all who were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death.
Therefore we were * buried with Him through baptism into death ,
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death,
that * just as Christ was raised from the dead
in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead
by * the glory of the Father,
by the glory of the Father,
* even so we also should walk in newness of life .
even so we also might walk in newness of life.
* For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death ,
certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection ,
knowing this,
that * our old man was crucified with Him,
that * the body of sin might be done away with,
that we should no longer be slaves of sin .
For * he who has died
has been freed from sin .
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Now * if we died with Christ,
we believe that we shall also live with Him,
knowing that * Christ,
having been raised from the dead ,
dies no more.
Death no longer has dominion over Him.
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For the death that He died , * He died to sin
once for all;
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but the life that He lives , * He lives to God .
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Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be * dead indeed to sin ,
but * alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
* Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body,
that you should obey it in its lusts.
And do not present your * members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin ,
but * present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead ,
and your members as instruments of righteousness to God .
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For * sin shall not have dominion over you,
for you are not under law
but under grace .
This is a miracle walk. Christ's resurrection is a miracle, so is a walk in newness of life a miracle that takes place through the power of God.
Why is it "shall"? What does it speak about? For some reason, I've taken that in the sense of new life in Christ, such as, a new creation in Christ. But that is not right because the one who is in Christ is already a new creation. Paul speaks here about the future. So, he must be speaking of our final salvation, when he said that we will be in the likeness of His resurrection. Christ died for sin and rose from the dead to live forevermore. The death part is complete in our union with Christ. Now we are walking by the power of God toward final salvation (glorification), which will be complete when we are taken to be with the Lord.
Who or what is the "old man"? The ESV translators chose the word "old self". The following verses give more insight: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; (Ephesians 4:22 KJV) Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; (Colossians 3:9 KJV) It is actually not necessary to look at a different book since Paul described the old man in 5:12-21 and in more detail form chapter 1 to 3. The "old man" is the fallen self-seeking man who does not obey the truth. He puts confidence in himself, even though he knows that he is far from perfection and his conscious bears at times witness of that. God is righteous and nothing but perfection is acceptable. In His amazing grace, God provides perfection in the union with Christ to be received freely and at His cost.
The condition to be in the likeness of Christ's resurrection is to be first united with Him in the likeness of His death. We need to be set free from the slavery of sin.
How will we be in the likeness of His resurrection? By knowing that our old man (rebellious self) was crucified with Christ. Why will we be in the likeness of His resurrection? Because he who has died has been freed from sin.
How will we live with Him? By knowing that Christ is alive. Why will we live with Him? Because death has no rule over Him. He is alive.
Notes
Union with Christ displayed in baptism Baptism is a sign of what was done for us , namely that Christ died and rose for us. Sometimes the emphasis is wrongly shifted to symbolize our act of faith in Christ. Our Death: Active in the death of Christ (cf. have been, was). This means freedom from the dominion, slavery and condemnation of sin. It is our access into the realm of grace. Our Resurrection: Though Christ is risen, the likeness of His resurrection in its completion is yet in progress to be worked out in us (cf. shall). It is a sure hope and joy we life in now. Our aim is on what we will be one day, that is Christ-likeness. Union with Christ: Our liberty for sanctification Justification by faith, as taught in the earlier chapters, makes us to appreciate God's work and motivates us to live for Him. Here Paul goes a step further and gives instructions on how to live for God. Since Christ freed us from the rule of sin, we are free to obey and walk in newness of live. He instructs to reckon (or count, think) ourselves to be dead to sin and to present ourselves to God. This deals with present deliverance from sin in our bodies, also known as sanctification. It is to live out the reality of what we already are. Deliverance into the kingdom of live Paul speaks of two rulers: Sin as the ruler of the kingdom of death God as the ruler of the kingdom of live The members of our body are the weapons in the kingdom. Theses weapons are used either for good or evil depending on which ruler we present or devote ourselves to. Our victory is guarantied because Christ defeated sin. We are in Christ's dominion under grace and not in the dominion of sin's rule by the law leading to guilt and condemnation.
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