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Pray and recount truths that are only possible because of the working of His great might
Ephesians 1:15-23
Faith, Hope, and Love evidence themselves by our actions.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Remember the blessings you have been given in Him, and praise God in return.
Ephesians 1:7-14
We have been adopted into God’s family through Christ. Take peace in this, and praise Him in return.
Ephesians 1:1-6
Times of trial are coming—do not be alarmed, but be on guard and hold fast until the end.
Mark 13:3-13
Our faith in God can be measured by the boldness of our prayers and our ability to forgive.
Mark 11:20-26
The righteous man trusts in the Lord's direction and grows, but the wicked man trusts in the direction of other wicked men and perishes.
Psalm 1:1-6
Instead of seeking worldly gain and approval, Christians should live a life of service and selflessness motivated by the example of Jesus.
Mark 10:35-45
Divorce is sinful and “re-marriage” is adultery
Mark 10:2-12
Fiery trials of love from our Father on Earth keep us from the unquenchable fire of wrath from our Judge in Hell.
Mark 9:42-50
Live in light of the the Second Coming, your soul depends on it.
Mark 8:31-8:38
Pursue peace with the brotherhood and encourage one another, and do not let trivial matters profane the Christian faith through quarreling
Romans 14:12-23
The purpose of God's mercy is that we may praise Him! The ground for God's deserving of praise is his merciful nature!
1 Peter 1:3-5
In life or in death, in eating or in fasting, in work or at play, Glorify God all the day!
Romans 14:1-11
Love is the Foundation for fulfilling the whole Law. You cannot fulfill a single iota of the Law without Love!
Romans 13:8-10
Our logical response to seeing the glories of God should be radical, sacrificial service to God for the sake of His glory.
Romans 12:1-2
Those who do God’s will will enter His kingdom, and to do God’s will is to know Him.
Matthew 7:21-23
It is worth it to take a road that leads to suffering in this life, if at the end of the path you find eternal life
Matthew 7:13-14
Everything is God's and all things are made from Him and for Him. He is infinitely glorious; the only sound we can manage in response is Oh!
Romans 11:32-36
God has sovereignly worked throughout history to accomplish his plan of salvation for all people, and it is very mysterious!
Romans 11:25-32
Faith should not boast pridefully but should fear God's power to act severely toward those who do not rest wholly on His grace in Christ
Romans 11:16-24
God is infinitely wise in His sovereignty. He is not cruel. None perish simply to perish.
Romans 11:11-16
Saving Faith necessitates an appropriate response!
James 1:26-27
God will never reject those whom he graciously loves! We can rest peacefully in his promises.
Romans 11:1-10
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The Wrath of God and his beckoning to repent.
Romans 2:1-5
The self-righteous legalist is not any more safe from God's Wrath than the licentious man.
Published February 28th, 2019
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Main point summary
Main point summary
The licentious and the legalistic alike will experience the wrath of God on the Day of Judgement. Those who self-righteously condemn the wicked are thereby condemning themselves and need to look inwardly at their own wretchedness. Do we see our own sin or just the sin of our neighbor? Do we simply trust that God will be gracious while we keep on sinning, or do we see God's kindness as a beckoning to our souls to turn from sin and call on the name of the Lord for salvation?
Romans 2:1-5
Therefore you have f no excuse, O man,
In light of 1:18-1:32, you have no excuse before God,
every one of you who judges.
(I'm speaking to each of you who self-righteously judge the shameless men from Ch. 1)
For g in passing judgment on another
because by condemning the actions of these people,
you condemn yourself,
you are thereby condemning your own actions
because you, the judge, practice the very same things.
since your actions are the same as the very things you condemn.
We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things.
We agree that God has the right to pour out his wrath on the unrighteous actions aforementioned.
Do you suppose, O man— you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself— that you will escape the judgment of God?
Do you think you will avoid God's wrath even though you are doing these very things?
Or do you presume on h the riches of his kindness
or do you just assume you have security in God's infinite kindness,
and i forbearance
his extreme forbearance with the sins of his people,
and j patience,
and his patience,
k not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
without knowing that all of these characteristics are supposed to change your heart?
But because of your hard and impenitent heart
Nevertheless, because you do not see God's beautiful character and turn away from sin and toward him,
you are l storing up m wrath for yourself on the day of wrath
there is much wrath from God awaiting you on the day of judgement
when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.
when God will reveal his judgement.
What is God doing? He is displaying patience, immense love, an abundance of kindness through the gifts and mercies and grace he gives and he is forbearing with the unrepentant sins of the wicked. 2. What does this tell me about God? Exactly that, he is patient and kind and slow to anger and does not give man what he deserves. It also tells me that he will not be gracious forever to the unrepentant. There will be a day that comes when every man will receive God's wrath if he does not repent. Oh God, give me a heart that repents of my sin. Don't let me perish! 3. What do the people do in this passage? They judge - they self-righteously judge the immoral actions of the wicked, all the while doing those very things themselves. They sin and have no penitent heart They assume God will be gracious to them They ignore God's beckoning through his kindness to change 4. What does this tell me about living for God? Before judging others I should look inwardly at my own wretchedness and be broken over my own wickedness, rather than looking at others. God is calling the Christian to have a heart of humility and a heart that grieves and turns from sin, rather than having a self-righteous heart that only sees the speck in others' eyes. Listen! Listen to God's kindness and grace to you every day in every way, and then run to him! pleading for help and grace. "All who call on the name of the Lord will be saved". Call on Him.
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