Paul Buckley
Lead Pastor of a SGC church in Haverhill, MA, grateful husband of Peggy & father of Daniel, Caleb, J
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We have every reason to bless the Lord. Let us live in light of this!
Ephesians 1:1-14
The resurrection of the body is as obvious as seeds, animals & stars and most of all in the first and second Adams.
1 Corinthians 15:35-49
1 John 2:28-3:3
All Things for Life from Christ.
2 Peter 1:3-4
He has caused us to be born again!  From this flows an inheritance and the praise of God.
1 Peter 1:3-5
It seems Peter is describing the experience of believers - faith, love and hope producing joy inexpressible and filled with glory.
1 Peter 1:8-9
It seems that Peter is drawing his readers attention to their priviledged place as recipients of the fulfillment of all things in Christ.
1 Peter 1:10-12
It looks like Peter is making the connection between the hope of our salvation and the necessary hol...
1 Peter 1:13-16
The imperishable seed of the gospel has created a new birth that results in sincere and earnest love one another.
1 Peter 1:22-25
Jesus as the rejected but chosen stone determines whether others are rejected or chosen via their ch...
1 Peter 2:4-8
Tasting that the Lord is good leads to longing for more and rejecting the life apart from the goodness of God.
1 Peter 2:1-3
Peter continues to urge his readers to conduct themselves in ways that bring God glory and are consistent with their life in Christ.
1 Peter 2:13-17
1 Peter 2:18-25
A call and picture of a holy wife - marked by holy conduct & true beauty grounded in trust in God an...
1 Peter 3:1-6
Peter continues to draw from Psalm 34 - here calling folks to application in light of its truth - th...
1 Peter 3:8-12
Likewise husbands have a duty to their wives - to understand and to honor - that they might maintain...
1 Peter 3:7
Peter is calling folks to live not in fear of people but in reverence for God.
1 Peter 3:13-17
Peter again points to Jesus who suffered persecution and was delivered.
1 Peter 3:18-22
Peter is calling us to be resolved as ones who have experienced the clarifying mindset suffering brings.
1 Peter 4:1-6
Peter is instructing us in how to live in light of the final day - which is near and where the glory...
1 Peter 4:7-11
A wonderful passage on the call of an elder/pastor/overseer.
1 Peter 5:1-4
Paul finally gets to his point of living in light of the glorious gospel of grace - a life grounded ...
Ephesians 4:1-16
Paul contrasts the wisdom of God versus the wisdom of man.
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Paul again addresses the reality of suffering while living in hope.
Romans 8:18-39
Paul's pray are so fantastic!  Here he prays in light of the wonderful gift and call of the gos...
Ephesians 3:14-19
James calls us to live under the Law of Liberty - ultimately that law taught, fulfilled and embodied...
James 2:8-13
Jesus speaks of the counter-cultural characteristics of kingdom disciples and their implications: sa...
Matthew 5:13-16
Given the severe results of anger following from the severe results of murder we must do all we can ...
Matthew 5:21-26
Jesus makes clear he has come to bring fulfillment of the law and not lawlessness.
Matthew 5:17-20
A wonderful real-life story presenting the everyday challenges of God's people - whether to be distr...
Luke 10:38-42
Two parallel stories to communicate the unique preciousness of the Kingdom of God - far greater than...
Matthew 13:44-46
A passage contrasting the true King vs.
Matthew 2:1-12
Jesus continues his glorious explanation of the law and his call to kingdom living.
Matthew 5:27-30
Jesus continues his teaching clarifiying God's view of marriage and adultery.
Matthew 5:31-32
Again - more on kingdom living.
Matthew 6:1-4
Once again, Jesus is calling us to perform our acts of spiritual devotion with our eyes on God who s...
Matthew 6:16-18
Jesus does a masterful job of contrasting two types of wrong prayer with their right, God-centered kingdom alternatives.
Matthew 6:5-15
Jesus gives multiple reasons for handling our money with an eye to the kingdom: 1) Non permanence of earthly investments vs.
Matthew 6:19-24
We must exercise humility and wisdom in dealing with the faults of others.
Matthew 7:1-6
Jesus calls his followers to beware of false prophets - those that contradict his Kingly call and instruction.
Matthew 7:15-20
Another warning for disciples.
Matthew 7:21-23
Jesus continues to pile up exhortations and illustrations of the two ways - two gates, two trees, tw...
Matthew 7:24-27
Acts 1:1-26
Once again we see the early church confronted with a seeming debilitating situation but God prospers...
Acts 6:1-7
A wonderful and brilliant teaching from God via John with Nicodemus representing the best mankind ca...
John 3:1-21
Paul is provoked by the idolary of Athens and calls them to turn towards a God-centered view of things from a man-centerered view.
Acts 17:16-34
A wonderful conclusion to the entire section on meat offered to idols.
1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1
Paul continues to Corinth - the epitome of gentile culture - and reaps a great harvest among the gen...
Acts 18:1-17
Paul is clearly contrasting tongues with prophecy.
1 Corinthians 14:1-6
As Paul continues his discussion of the necessity and results of the resurrection he presents the ne...
1 Corinthians 15:50-58
A wonderful poetic call to worship built on the remembrance of the contrast of what could have happened & what actually happened.
Psalms 124:1-8
A song of confidence/lament where the Psalmist calls us to remember the promises, face the predicame...
Psalms 125:1-5
The Psalmist remembers and celebrates past grace as he asks for future grace and assumes it's ultima...
Psalms 126:1-6
This Psalm from Solomon is a wonderfu reminder of the call to live in the blessings of God avoiding ...
Psalms 127:1-5
A wisdom Psalm describing the blessed life - a life of 1.
Psalms 128:1-6
Paul calls Timothy to work against being despised by setting an example for all in speech, conduct, ...
1 Timothy 4:12
Paul expresses and models the ground and fruit of a truly gospel-centered friendship/partnership.
Philippians 1:1-8
A wonderful prologue that lays out key introductory truths about Jesus: 1) He is the preexistent, pr...
John 1:1-18
Paul continues to communicate about his imprisonment and lays before the Philippians his own example...
Philippians 1:19-26
Paul contrasts the enemies of the cross with the life of the true believer, using his own life as a key illustration.
Philippians 3:2-11
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Perfect through Suffering
Hebrews 2:10-18
Jesus' suffering & temptation as a human make him perfectly able to identify with us and rescue us from sin and death. Trust Him always!
Published December 9th, 2017
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Hebrews 2:10-18
For it t was fitting that he,
Ἔπρεπεν γὰρ αὐτῷ,
For it was fitting that he
u for whom and by whom all things exist,
δι’ ὃν τὰ πάντα καὶ δι’ οὗ τὰ πάντα,
for whom all things and through of whom all things
in bringing many sons v to glory,
πολλοὺς υἱοὺς εἰς δόξαν ἀγαγόντα
many sons into glory in bringing
should make the w founder of their salvation x perfect
τὸν ἀρχηγὸν τῆς σωτηρίας αὐτῶν διὰ παθημάτων
the founder of salvation their through suffering
through suffering.
to perfect
For y he who sanctifies
ὅ τε γὰρ ἁγιάζων
for the both one who sanctifies
and z those who are sanctified
καὶ οἱ ἁγιαζόμενοι
and those sanctified
a all have one source. 1
ἐξ ἑνὸς πάντες·
in one all
That is why he is not ashamed to call them b brothers, 2
δι’ ἣν αἰτίαν οὐκ ἐπαισχύνεται ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοὺς καλεῖν,
for which reason not he ashamed brother his to call
saying, c “I will tell of your name to my brothers;
λέγων· Ἀπαγγελῶ τὸ ὄνομά σου τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς μου,
saying, I will proclaim the name your to my brothers
in the midst of the d congregation
ἐν μέσῳ ἐκκλησίας
in the midst of church
I will sing your praise.”
ὑμνήσω σε·
I will sing praise of you
And again, e “I will put my trust in him.”
καὶ πάλιν· Ἐγὼ ἔσομαι πεποιθὼς ἐπ’ αὐτῷ·
and again, I will trust in him
And again, f “Behold, I and the children g God has given me.”
καὶ πάλιν· Ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ καὶ τὰ παιδία ἅ μοι ἔδωκεν ὁ θεός.
and again, Behold I and the children which to me has given God
Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood,
Ἐπεὶ οὖν τὰ παιδία κεκοινώνηκεν ⸂ αἵματος καὶ σαρκός ⸃ ,
since therefore the children stand sharing flesh and blood
he himself likewise h partook of the same things,
καὶ αὐτὸς παραπλησίως μετέσχεν τῶν αὐτῶν,
and he in like manner shared in these
that i through death
ἵνα διὰ τοῦ θανάτου
in order through death
he might j destroy k the one who has the power of death,
καταργήσῃ τὸν τὸ κράτος ἔχοντα τοῦ θανάτου,
he would destroy the the power one having of death
that is, the devil,
τοῦτ’ ἔστι τὸν διάβολον,
that is the devil
and deliver all those
καὶ ἀπαλλάξῃ τούτους,
and could set free these
who l through fear of death
ὅσοι φόβῳ θανάτου
who through fear of death
were subject to lifelong slavery.
διὰ παντὸς τοῦ ζῆν ἔνοχοι ἦσαν δουλείας.
through all their lives subject to were of slavery
For surely it is not angels that he helps,
οὐ γὰρ δήπου ἀγγέλων ἐπιλαμβάνεται,
for not surely angels he is concerned with
but he m helps the offspring of Abraham.
ἀλλὰ σπέρματος Ἀβραὰμ ἐπιλαμβάνεται.
but with seeds of Abraham he is concerned with
Therefore he had n to be made like his brothers in every respect,
ὅθεν ὤφειλεν κατὰ πάντα τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς ὁμοιωθῆναι,
Therefore he was obligated in all things his brothers to be made like
o so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest
ἵνα ἐλεήμων γένηται καὶ πιστὸς ἀρχιερεὺς
in order that a merciful and faithful high priest
p in the service of God,
τὰ πρὸς τὸν θεόν,
in things towards God
to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
εἰς τὸ ἱλάσκεσθαι τὰς ἁμαρτίας τοῦ λαοῦ·
into the things to make atonement for the sins of the people
For because he himself has suffered q when tempted,
ἐν ᾧ γὰρ πέπονθεν αὐτὸς πειρασθείς,
for in that which he suffered himself having been tempted,
he is able to help those who are being tempted.
δύναται τοῖς πειραζομένοις βοηθῆσαι.
his is able to those who are tempted to help
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