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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
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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From Slaves of Sin to Slaves of God
Romans 6:15-23
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?
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Published March 11th, 2017; Updated February 7th, 2018
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A person under grace should know that he has become a slave of righteousness and therefore devotes his being completely to God. The person under grace is not anymore a slave of sin, therefore he shouldn't devote himself to sin. The devotion of a person results in fruit. It is either shameful fruit ending in eternal death, or honorable and beautiful fruit ending in eternal life.
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What then? Shall we sin
We are not to sin
* because we are not under law
because we are not under the law
but under grace?
but under grace.
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Certainly not!
Do you not know
that * to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey,
you are that one’s slaves whom you obey,
whether of sin leading to death ,
or of obedience leading to righteousness ?
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But God be thanked
that though you were slaves of sin ,
yet you obeyed from the heart * that form of doctrine to which you were delivered.
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And * having been set free from sin ,
you became slaves of righteousness .
I speak in human terms
because of the weakness of your flesh.
For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness , and of lawlessness
leading to more lawlessness ,
so now present your members as slaves of righteousness
for holiness .
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For when you were * slaves of sin ,
you were free in regard to righteousness .
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* What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed?
For * the end of those things is death .
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But now * having been set free from sin ,
and having become slaves of God ,
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you have your fruit to holiness ,
and the end, everlasting life .
For * the wages of sin is death ,
but * the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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How did this presenting our members as slaves of uncleanness and lawlessness look like?
The person under grace is expected to know the following: Every person is slave to either sin or obedience Sin leads to death Obedience leads to righteousness A Christian was a slave of sin, but obeyed (i.e. an act of faith in Christ) and was therefore delivered by the Gospel A Christian is free from sin and became a slave of righteousness
What does it mean to be "under grace"?
Obedience to believe God and submit to His ways? Sin is the self-centered/self-righteous way. The way apart from God. So the way of obedience is the path of presenting/surrendering/devoting all to Him.
Why should a Christian present himself as a slave of righteousness for holiness? 22a Because he has been set free from sin 22b because he has become a slave of God
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Verses 15 - 16: "Under grace" is the person who received justification by faith in Jesus Christ and with that all the tremendous blessings that are in Christ. To name a few from the book of Romans: Peace with God, access to God, joy in the Lord even in trouble, reconciliation with God, and fruitful union with Christ. [If these blessings do not mean anything to you, you might need to ask the Lord to show them to you and also work hard to understand them. (Pro 2)] Verses 16 - 18: A person under grace is expected to know the following: Every person is a slave to either sin (devotion to old self [selfishness, self-centeredness]) or obedience (devotion to God Himself and His purposes) Sin leads to death Obedience leads to righteousness A Christian was a slave of sin, but obeyed (i.e. the act of faith in Christ) and was therefore delivered by the Gospel of Jesus Christ A Christian is free from sin and became a slave of righteousness Verses 19 - 22: What is true of a slave of sin? 20b: He is free in regard to righteousness. He doesn't care about God. 21a: He does shameful things, but doesn't know it (to some extent) 21b: His suppression of the reality of God ends in everlasting death 23a: His wage is death Why should a Christian present himself as a slave of righteousness for holiness? What is true of a slave of righteousness? 22a: He has been set free from sin. He lives for God and not for selfish reasons. 22b: He has become a slave of God 22c: He has his fruit to holiness 23b: He received the gift of eternal life Dear Father in heaven, thank You for Your gracious gift of Your Son, my Lord Jesus Christ, in whom I have freedom from sin and am a slave of righteousness. Father, You are showing me my sin/selfishness in particular one area of my life. Please preserve me from the paralyzing and deadly guilt cycles who so quickly creep in when my sin is on the mind. Help, therefore, to remind me much of the atoning work of Christ. And in that, please help to make myself vulnerable by serving others. Please grant me greater access into the eternal promises which are mine in Christ, so that when apparent or purposeful mistreatment happens by the people I serve, I will yet stand because my hope is in You. Grand this also for all my dear brothers and sisters who go through similar circumstances. This I pray in Your precious Son's name for the good of all people and for Your honor and glory, Amen.
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Romans 6:15-23
What then?
Shall we sin
because we are not under law
but under grace?
Certainly not!
Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey,
whether of sin leading to death,
or of obedience leading to righteousness?
But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin,
yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered.
And having been set free from sin,
you became slaves of righteousness.
I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh.
For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness,
so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.
For when you were slaves of sin,
you were free in regard to righteousness.
What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed?
For the end of those things is death.
But now having been set free from sin,
and having become slaves of God,
you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.
For the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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