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Quits Sabio
Elder at Sovereign Mercy Evangelical Church Inc. and President of Reformed Exegetes Society
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How can God make much of us and still be for Himself?
Ephesians 1:3-14
Elect Exiles According To The Foreknowledge Of The Father, In The Sanctification Of The Spirit, For Blood Bought Obedience To Jesus
1 Peter 1:1-2
Christian Hospitality Covers a Multitude  of Sin
1 Peter 4
No one can take away your joy from you - Jesus
John 16:16-22
True knowledge about God will result in true love for others.
1 Corinthians 8:1-3
In sin we were dead but in Chirst we were made alive.
Ephesians 2:1-10
To be under the Mosaic law again is not only childish, but also devilish and damning.
Galatians 4:8-11
Beware of working for God! Instead, gladly obey God as our Father and not as our taskmaster.
Galatians 4:1-7
The law serves the promise until the coming of the seed
Galatians 3:19-22
The Law cannot nullify the Promise
Galatians 3:15-18
Law demands a life of perfect obedience, but Faith demands a life of faith in Christ's act of redemption alone
Galatians 3:9-14
Faith is the spiritual DNA by which our familial relationship to Abraham can be proven.
Galatians 3:6-9
We can't start with the Spirit and then end with the flesh
Galatians 3:1-5
What is dying to the law and living to God?
Galatians 2:15-21
Lead others to the truth of the gospel not just with propositions but also with our actions.
Galatians 2:11-14
How important that there is only one gospel?
Galatians 2:1-10
What are you hoping for?
Psalm 42:11
No other gospel that brings glory to God than the gospel of grace that transforms its messenger
Galatians 1:18-24
If you want to please God, seek what pleases Him, namely the preaching of Christ
Galatians 1:11-17
Want some peace of mind? So Pray!
Philippians 4:6-7
What brings understanding, our thinking or God's granting?
2 Timothy 2:7
What it means to be a slave of Christ?
Galatians 1:10
To desert from the Gospel is to desert away from God
Galatians 1:6-9
Seek God's approval and not the approval of men
Galatians 1:1-5
God gets more glory when more people rely on Him for contentment in times of need.
Philippians 4:10-20
Standing Firm in the Lord demonstrates itself in unity, peacekeeping, rejoicing in the Lord always and forbearance toward one another
Philippians 4:1-9
Resurrection is a means to lay hold of the prize who is Christ Jesus so strive to attain it since He already laid hold of you
Philippians 3:12-21
Jesus came into the world to exegete the Father
John 1:1-18
God is more glorified in us when we enjoy him than when we fear him
Luke 2:8-20
The supremacy of the worth of Christ outweighs all things, and that includes all human boastings!
Philippians 3:1-11
Risking for Jesus will yield greater returns
Philippians 2:25-30
Seeking the interest of Christ is seeking the interest of others above one's own
Philippians 2:19-24
What is the secret to a grumble free life and happy pastors?
Philippians 2:14-16
God is not wasting our suffering,  we shouldn't also
Philippians 1:12-18
How to work out your own Salvation?
Philippians 2:12-18
Motivations for Obedience
Philippians 2:12-13
Christ Emptied himself by Adding
Philippians 2:6-7
Christian unity delights itself in the interest of others
Philippians 2:1-5
To Know Christ is to have the will of the Father
John 7:17-18
Find your Joy in God in the joy of your leaders and the flock
Hebrews 13:17
The Law does not negate the Promise, it's the restatement of the Promise
Galatians 3:15-18
The Church Abides to Chirst so should Wives to their Husbands. Christ never forsake His Church, so should Husbands to their Wives
Ephesians 5:22-33
Herald the word even if your life is at stake
2 Timothy 4:2
Any talk of gender roles and equality must be grounded on creation.
1 Corinthians 11:7-12
There is Joy in praying for the sanctification of our brethren!
Philippians 1:3-11
Since God is righteous, God must elect according to his own freedom
Romans 9:14-18
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Preeminence of Christ
Colossians 1:15-20
Shared July 29th, 2016; Updated October 20th, 2016
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The Preeminence of Christ
Colossians 1:15-20
i He is the image of j the invisible God,
k the firstborn of all creation.
For by 1 him all things were created,
l in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible,
whether m thrones or n dominions or rulers or authorities—
all things were created o through him and for him.
And p he is before all things,
and in him all things q hold together.
And r he is the head of the body, the church.
He is s the beginning,
t the firstborn from the dead,
that in everything he might be preeminent.
For u in him all the v fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
and w through him to reconcile to himself all things,
whether on earth
or in heaven,
x making peace y by the blood of his cross.
Colossians 1:15-20
Preeminence of Christ
In Creation
He is the image ... ,
of the invisible God
the firstborn ... .
Explanation of 15a
of all creation
For by him all things were created, ... —
General Fact
in heaven and on earth,
Specifics of 16a
visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities
all things were created through him and for him.
Interpretation of the facts stated in 16a-16d
And he is before all things,
and in him all things hold together.
In Redemption
Preeminence of Christ
And ... that in everything he might be preeminent.
Result of 18a - 18c
he is the head ... ... .
Action of 18d
of the body,
the church
He ... (is) the firstborn from the dead,
(who) is the beginning,
For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell ,
Ground of 18 and 20
and through him to reconcile to himself all things, ... ,
whether on earth
Locative of 20a
or in heaven
making peace by the blood of his cross.
The Preeminence of Christ 1. In Creation(v.15 - 17) * Image - in greek it is where the the english word "icon" came from. Image of the invisible God means when you see Christ, you see God the Father *Firstborn denotes preeminence or rank rather than order in creation. Paul supports his claims in v.16 - 17 All things were created by him, through him and for him(v.16) He predates all things (17a) In him all things holds together(17b) 2. In Redemption(v.18 -20) His preeminence in everything is the necessary consequence of the following. His headship in the church Being the beginning. His resurrection All of this is possible because he is deity Therefore he is able to reconcile to himself all things through his atoning sacrifice at the cross.
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