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All of 1 John: a set of phrases and a Final "Book Bracket." Jesus came to this earth for us, so that we would show the 3 signs of life.
1 JOhn 1:1-5:21
The results of the child of God, who has the 3 signs of life: confidence in prayer
1 John 5:13-21
Possibly the culmination of John’s letter: Faith, the commandment, and loving all integrate into one summary statement.
1 John 5:1-12
The end goal of our lives as Christians: to be perfected in love
1 John 4:7-21
John adds layers of depth to 2 of his tests of life: first the loving test, and then the believing test
1 John 3:11-4:6
The Sweet Reality of being God’s Child itself ; the equally true and Forceful Reality of Non-Sinning because you are God’s Child
1 John 2:28-3:10
Walking in obedience and discerning the truth: two vital tests
1 John 2
John's message: The Life we have in the Son of God will dramatically change our daily walk.
1 John 1:1-10
Paul's use of the εν preposition in his letters: one of the key elements to our relationship with Jesus
Philippians class
Paul's use of the word συν (with): in some ways, just as significant as the word εν (in) in showing our deep and profound union with Jesus.
Greek Cross-Training
Paul presses on by asking the Philippians to join him in his intense, joyous struggle!
Philippians 3:12-4:1
Paul is boldly but humbly putting himself forward as a great model of Christ's humility
Philippians 3:1-11
2 Great Examples of humility that Paul presents to the Philippians
Philippians 2:19-30
God has already worked his great act of resurrection in us!
Ephesians 2:1-10
A supreme model of trusting in the LORD alone
2 Kings 19:1-7
Bringing God’s Word into a perennial topic of debate
Genesis 1
God in all the world!
Psalm 8
Taking a stand
Galatians 1:11-17
Putting the LORD’s priorities before your own, always!
Haggai 1
The reality of God is seen in all Creation, without one doubt at all!
Romans 1:18-23
A true way to love
John 13:1-17
Through Peter’s first message to the Gentiles, the wall between Jew and Gentile has been torn down forever.
Acts 11:1-18
We are the Children of Light, those who eagerly anticipate the Return of the King!!
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Bring God into your home life, and then God’s word can enter into you!
James 1:19-21
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
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Luke 1: song of Zechariah
Luke 1:67-79
Two babies, foretold of old in His word, different, but both necessary for the Great Salvation that the Father promised us.
Published December 8th, 2020
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What can we see?
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Zechariah as led by the Holy Spirit, proclaims the Great Davidic Baby, and also the Other Baby, who will help us all make sure we go to the Great Baby.
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Luke 1:67-79
And his father Zechariah e was filled with the Holy Spirit
and f prophesied,
g “Blessed be the Lord h God of Israel,
for he has i visited
and j redeemed his people
and k has raised up l a horn of salvation for us
m in the house of his servant David,
n as o he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
p that we should be saved from our enemies
and from the hand of all who hate us;
q to show the mercy promised to our fathers
and r to remember his holy s covenant,
t the oath that he swore to our father Abraham,
to grant us
that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies,
might serve him u without fear,
v in holiness and righteousness before him w all our days.
And you, child, will be called x the prophet of y the Most High;
for z you will go before the Lord
to prepare his ways,
to give knowledge of salvation to his people
a in the forgiveness of their sins,
because of the b tender mercy of our God,
whereby c the sunrise shall d visit us 1 e from on high
to f give light to g those who sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into h the way of i peace.”
What can we see?
*Notice that being saved by enemies is not something separate from serving God without fear. We can say that being able to serve God without fear IS deliverance from the enemy *The Davidic Covenant was promised to David in 2 Samuel 7. Do you think he thought that the eternal kingdom would come through the means of the forgiveness of our sins? What could David have had in mind at the time? *The “horn” was seen as a sign of kingly Authority, and also used for anointing kings. So Zechariah just by that one word is referring to this as yet unborn baby as a king. Perhaps Zechariah had some inkling of the fulfilment of the Davidic covenant, or perhaps he was unconscious of it. Either way, the Holy Spirit led his words with power! *Jesus is seen here, indirectly, as the bringer of the Isaiah 55:3-4 Davidic covenant king and commander. There in verse 4, Jesus is commander. As in verse 71, he would be triumphant over his enemies. And John is his great servant, the bringer of the great message, in Malachi 3:1, and also the one who heralds The First Day of the Lord, in Malachi 4:2 (see the sunrise of Luke 1:78). *How amazing a king will this little baby be, and how necessary a messenger will the other baby also be, to show us our desperate need of the greater baby! Two great babies in this Song of Zechariah!
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