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1 Timothy 6:11-21
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1 Timothy 1:12-20
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1 Timothy 1:8-11
Paul is using 5 rhetorical questions (statements) to point out the Galatians folly.
Galatians 3:1-6
Paul has previously argued for faith alone gospel by pointing the Galatians back to their conversion...
Galatians 3:6-9
Covenant - 1689 - The distance between God and the creature is so great, that although reasonab...
Galatians 3:15-18
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Galatians 3:19-22
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Galatians 3:10-14
" Before faith came " has both a historical and a personal meaning.
Galatians 3:23-29
Background :  The Galatians are listening to the Judaizers and are (at least) entertaining their proposal.
Galatians 5:1-6
This text is an expansion of Galatians 5:6 , explaining what this faith that produces loves that pleases God leads to.
Galatians 5:13-15
John declares his message and purpose in these first 4 verses.
1 John 1:1-4
John confirms his purpose - stop sinning, but reminds of the gospel provision to remaining sin.
1 John 2:1-2
Verse 5 = foundation which leads to everything John says in 1:6-10.
1 John 1:5-10
John is giving assurances to the obedient and the disobedient.
1 John 2:3-6
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1 John 2:7-11
In the middle of difficult exhortation John here encourages his beloved (12-14); and then exhorts th...
1 John 2:12-17
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1 John 3:4-10
Love the brothers.
1 John 3:11-18
We are righteous in Christ.
1 John 2:28-3:3
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1 John 4:7-11
(14-15)   First confidence (4:17-18) was for the day of judgment and was rooted in being loved by God as Jesus is loved by God.
1 John 5:13-17
In opening paragraph ( 5:1-5 ) we have the three tests surface again, with the words "believe" and "...
1 John 5:1-12
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Condemnation of the Heart
1 John 3:18-24
v19-20   It is certain, at least, that some people's hearts are condemning / convicting them.
Published June 1st, 2012
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v19-20 It is certain, at least, that some people's hearts are condemning / convicting them. Does this mean that the heart is condemning a desire to sacrificially love? Or is the heart condemning a person's assurance in spite of sacrificial love? Kruse takes "hearts condemn" to mean that the meanness in our hearts disagrees with our efforts to love sacrificially. He sees this text as a 'stern warning' and not as Stott, a great comfort. Is purpose here to confront or comfort? Is John trying to heal the wounded conscience or open the wound wider ( Bruised Reed )? Is this text a strong admonition to love sacrtificially in spite of what your "heart" may tell you? If your heart (conscience) condemns you, how much more is God pissed? or If you know you are of the truth and yet your weak and sensitive cosncience (those of you who struggle with this) condemns you, remember that God is greater (more merciful) than you are and he knows your "deed and truth" love which flows from your love for Him. v19-20 God is judge, we are defendant, conscience (heart) is accuser/condemner. v19b Set our hearts at rest in His presence (and we can only do this if we know we are of the truth, by looking objectively at love we have and express (Stott 147 + last week on love defined) v19b "reassure" usually means "convince" or "persuade" except Matthew 28:14 - "pacify" v20 "God is greater than our heart" means "God is more merciful" or "God is more rigorous in his judgment"? Is it a challenge or a comfort? Questions Does John ever use the word conscience? If so, why would he not use that word here? Why would he choose the word heart? Answer: No. John never uses the word "conscience," making it more probable that heart here could signify conscience. Does John use the verb peitho (set at rest) elsewhere? It is used 52 times in the NT and always means "persuade" or "convince" (Kruse). Does John use it in that sense elsewhere? Answer: No. This is the only time John uses the word. So there is no evidence of 'John' using the word differently. If Stott's view is taken, is this text then a digression, or does it still flow in John's teaching / instruction for us to 'love one another?'
10000000093236 93236 Notes 2011-10-26 15:18:53 2011-10-28 10:34:00 v19-20 It is certain, at least, that some people's hearts are condemning / convicting them. Does this mean that the heart is condemning a desire to sacrificially love? Or is the heart condemning a person's assurance in spite of sacrificial love? Kruse takes "hearts condemn" to mean that the meanness in our hearts disagrees with our efforts to love sacrificially. He sees this text as a 'stern warning' and not as Stott, a great comfort. Is purpose here to confront or comfort? Is John trying to heal the wounded conscience or open the wound wider ( Bruised Reed )? Is this text a strong admonition to love sacrtificially in spite of what your "heart" may tell you? If your heart (conscience) condemns you, how much more is God pissed? or If you know you are of the truth and yet your weak and sensitive cosncience (those of you who struggle with this) condemns you, remember that God is greater (more merciful) than you are and he knows your "deed and truth" love which flows from your love for Him. v19-20 God is judge, we are defendant, conscience (heart) is accuser/condemner. v19b Set our hearts at rest in His presence (and we can only do this if we know we are of the truth, by looking objectively at love we have and express (Stott 147 + last week on love defined) v19b "reassure" usually means "convince" or "persuade" except Matthew 28:14 - "pacify" v20 "God is greater than our heart" means "God is more merciful" or "God is more rigorous in his judgment"? Is it a challenge or a comfort? Questions Does John ever use the word conscience? If so, why would he not use that word here? Why would he choose the word heart? Answer: No. John never uses the word "conscience," making it more probable that heart here could signify conscience. Does John use the verb peitho (set at rest) elsewhere? It is used 52 times in the NT and always means "persuade" or "convince" (Kruse). Does John use it in that sense elsewhere? Answer: No. This is the only time John uses the word. So there is no evidence of 'John' using the word differently. If Stott's view is taken, is this text then a digression, or does it still flow in John's teaching / instruction for us to 'love one another?' notes
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1 John
1 John 3:18-24
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Little children, let us not love in word or talk
but in deed and in truth.
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By this we shall know that we are of the truth
and reassure our heart [ conscience ] before him;
for whenever [if] our heart [ conscience ] condemns us,
God is greater than our heart [ conscience ],
and he knows everything.
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Beloved, if our heart [ conscience ] does not condemn us,
we have confidence before God ;
and whatever we ask we receive from him,
because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another,
just as he has commanded us.
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Whoever keeps his commandments
abides in God,
and God in him.
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And by this we know that he abides in us,
by the Spirit whom he has given us.
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10000000093236 93236 Arc 2011-10-26 15:18:53 2011-10-28 10:34:00 editing 1 John 3 18 3 24 1 John 3:18-24 62 NT esv i468043 i468044 i468045 i468025 Little children, let us not love in word or talk i468026 but in deed and in truth. negativepositive 2 i468046 i468027 By this we shall know that we are of the truth i468047 i468028 and reassure our heart [ conscience ] before him; i468048 i468029 for whenever [if] our heart [ conscience ] condemns us, i468049 i468030 God is greater than our heart [ conscience ], i468031 and he knows everything. progression conditional 2 ground 1 conditional 2 i468050 i468051 i468032 Beloved, if our heart [ conscience ] does not condemn us, i468052 i468033 we have confidence before God ; i468053 i468034 and whatever we ask we receive from him, i468054 i468035 because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. i468055 i468036 And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, i468037 just as he has commanded us. ground 1 ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 conditional 2 i468056 i468038 Whoever keeps his commandments i468057 i468039 abides in God, i468040 and God in him. series conditional 2 i468058 i468041 And by this we know that he abides in us, i468042 by the Spirit whom he has given us. conditional 2 1 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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