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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
v19-20   It is certain, at least, that some people's hearts are condemning / convicting them.
1 John 3:18-24
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1 John 4:7-11
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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Praying with confidence
1 John 5:13-17
(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.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2011-12-09 14:25:35
(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. Because of this love God has for us, we can know that we have eternal life (5:11-13). Second confidence (14-15) is for now and is answered prayer . We can have confidence then and now. We will go to God confidently then and we can go to God confidently now. How do we go to God confidently now? In prayer. We are not just positionally confident before God. We are relationally confident before God. John Stott calls this "freedom of speech" before God. (14b) Every true prayer is delivered with the theme "Your will be done." This is how Jesus taught us to pray and this how Jesus modeled prayer in Gethsemane. (14c) "He hears us" means (15) not only that he receives our petitions (that they (requests) reach him), but that we receive what we requested (that they (answers) reach us). (15b) "we have the requests" means that our request is granted now, instantly. God is not deliberating. We are not waiting for an answer, we are waiting for the visible results of his granting. (16b) "he shall ask" - we "shall ask" because "he hears." This is not a command from John, "When you see your brother committing a sin not leading to death you should pray for him." John is describing the inevitable reaction of a Christian who sees his brother or sister committing a sin not leading to death - "He shall pray" or "he shall ask." So this is how we deal with sin in our church - WE PRAY. (16) John is giving a specific illustration of a prayer that is according to God's will. So this prayer he not only hears, he grants (he says "yes"). "he shall ask and God will give him (the one prayed for ) life!" James 5:15,20 - And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 20 let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. We pray with confidence for the brother or sister committing sin that does not lead to death, knowing that God will give them life. However, we do not pray with the same confidence (John is not prohibiting prayer for this person, just explaining that the prayer will not be rooted in the same confidence - hope yes, confidence no) for the person committing sin that leads to death. Wow. So what is this sin leading to death? Death is the penalty for sin (Romans 6:23). In that sense, all sin leads to death. This verse led to the Catholic distinction between "mortal" and "venial" sins and "the seven deadly sins." Is there a list of gross sins that are unpardonable? No. Perhaps this sin leading to death is apostacy - a rejection of Christ. Hebrews 6:4-6 (10:26ff; 12:16-17) - For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt. Is John referring to the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit? What does "life" mean? Does this mean God will give them life in an Ephesians 2 sense - that he will save them? Or is this a believer who will be given life, as in communion with God? Is John here referring to the false teachers?
10000000097519 97519 Notes 2011-12-08 11:17:19 2011-12-09 14:25:35 (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. Because of this love God has for us, we can know that we have eternal life (5:11-13). Second confidence (14-15) is for now and is answered prayer . We can have confidence then and now. We will go to God confidently then and we can go to God confidently now. How do we go to God confidently now? In prayer. We are not just positionally confident before God. We are relationally confident before God. John Stott calls this "freedom of speech" before God. (14b) Every true prayer is delivered with the theme "Your will be done." This is how Jesus taught us to pray and this how Jesus modeled prayer in Gethsemane. (14c) "He hears us" means (15) not only that he receives our petitions (that they (requests) reach him), but that we receive what we requested (that they (answers) reach us). (15b) "we have the requests" means that our request is granted now, instantly. God is not deliberating. We are not waiting for an answer, we are waiting for the visible results of his granting. (16b) "he shall ask" - we "shall ask" because "he hears." This is not a command from John, "When you see your brother committing a sin not leading to death you should pray for him." John is describing the inevitable reaction of a Christian who sees his brother or sister committing a sin not leading to death - "He shall pray" or "he shall ask." So this is how we deal with sin in our church - WE PRAY. (16) John is giving a specific illustration of a prayer that is according to God's will. So this prayer he not only hears, he grants (he says "yes"). "he shall ask and God will give him (the one prayed for ) life!" James 5:15,20 - And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 20 let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. We pray with confidence for the brother or sister committing sin that does not lead to death, knowing that God will give them life. However, we do not pray with the same confidence (John is not prohibiting prayer for this person, just explaining that the prayer will not be rooted in the same confidence - hope yes, confidence no) for the person committing sin that leads to death. Wow. So what is this sin leading to death? Death is the penalty for sin (Romans 6:23). In that sense, all sin leads to death. This verse led to the Catholic distinction between "mortal" and "venial" sins and "the seven deadly sins." Is there a list of gross sins that are unpardonable? No. Perhaps this sin leading to death is apostacy - a rejection of Christ. Hebrews 6:4-6 (10:26ff; 12:16-17) - For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt. Is John referring to the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit? What does "life" mean? Does this mean God will give them life in an Ephesians 2 sense - that he will save them? Or is this a believer who will be given life, as in communion with God? Is John here referring to the false teachers? notes
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1 John
1 John 5:13-17
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I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God
that you may know that you have eternal life.
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And this is the confidence that we have toward him,
that if we ask anything according to his will
he hears us.
And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask,
we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
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If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death,
he shall ask,
and God will give him life--
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to those who commit sins that do not lead to death.
[ That said... ] There is sin that leads to death;
I do not say that one should pray for that.
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All wrongdoing is sin,
but there is sin that does not lead to death.
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10000000097519 97519 Arc 2011-12-08 11:17:19 2011-12-09 14:25:35 editing 1 John 5 13 5 17 1 John 5:13-17 62 NT esv i468229 i468230 i468214 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God i468215 that you may know that you have eternal life. actionpurpose 2 i468231 i468232 i468216 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, i468233 i468217 that if we ask anything according to his will i468234 i468218 he hears us. i468235 i468219 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, i468220 we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. conditional 2 ideaexplanation 1 conditional 2 ideaexplanation 1 i468236 i468237 i468221 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, i468238 i468239 i468222 he shall ask, i468223 and God will give him life-- actionresult 2 i468224 to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. conditional 2 i468240 i468241 i468225 [ That said... ] There is sin that leads to death; i468226 I do not say that one should pray for that. progression i468242 i468227 All wrongdoing is sin, i468228 but there is sin that does not lead to death. ground 1 ideaexplanation 1 inference 2 series 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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