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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
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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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The world's rejection, Christ's acceptance
John 6:35-40
Shared August 20th, 2016
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The gift of the Father to the world was rejected but the gift of the Father to the Son will be received and kept.
John 6:35-40
...., x “I am the bread of life;
y whoever comes to me shall not hunger,
Therefore whoever comes to me shall not hunger
and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
Or to put it another way, whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
But I said to you that you have seen me
You have seen me
and yet do not believe.
And still you do not believe
z All that a the Father gives me
Because the Father gives some to me
will come to me,
Therefore those who have been given to me will come to me
and b whoever comes to me
then because some comes to me
I will never cast out.
Therefore I will never cast out those who will come t o me
For c I have come down from heaven,
Because I have come down from heaven
not to do d my own will
in order not to do my own will
but d the will of him e who sent me.
but in order that I do the will of him who sent me.
And f this is the will of him who sent me,
This is the will of the one who sent me:
g that I should lose nothing of h all that he has given me,
Keep all that he has given me
but i raise it up on the last day.
And furthermore, raise it up on the last day.
For this is the will of my Father,
Or to put it another way:
that everyone who j looks on the Son and k believes in him l should have eternal life,
Everyone who believes will have eternal life now.
and I will raise him up on the last day.”
And furthermore will be raise at the last day and therefore live forever
John 6:35-40
The gift of the Father to the world
......, “I am the bread of life;
whoever comes to me shall not hunger,
Inference of 35a
and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
The response of the World
But I said to you that you have seen me
and yet do not believe.
Response to 36a
The gift of the Father to the Son
All that the Father gives me ... ,
will come to me
and whoever comes to me ... .
Christ receives the gift of the Father
I will never cast out
For I have come down from heaven,
Ground of 37d
not to do my own will ... .
Purpose of 38a
but the will of him who sent me
And this is the will of him who sent me, ... , ... .
Explanation of 38c
that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me
but raise it up on the last day
For this is the will of my Father, ... ... .”
Explanation of 39
that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life ,
and I will raise him up on the last day
The gift of the Father to the world( v.35 ) The gift of Bread(35a) - Here is the first of the seven I AM's of Jesus. I am the bread of life 6:35, 48, 51 I am the light of the world 8:12; 9:5 I am the door of the sheep 10:7, 10:9 I am the good shepherd 10:11, 14 I am the resurrection and the life 11:25 I am the way, the truth, and the life 14:6 I am the true vine 15:1 The greek verb to be, " ego eimi", is a rare construct in the new testament, yet it appears in John's gospel account every time Jesus says “I am.” It is the same verbal construction found in Exodus 3:14, in the greek Septuagint, where God declares of Himself: “I am who I am. So when Christ says "I am the Bread of Life", he is not merely using a metaphor to describe his work and purpose, but also to describe his nature, his deity. Therefore in that sense, the gift or offer of God(Father) to the world is God(Son) himself. The nature of saving faith (35b-35c) Take note of the parallelism between "coming to Jesus" in v. 35b and "believing in Jesus" in v. 35c. For the apostle John, these terms are interchangeable, both referring to a positive response to Jesus (see John 3:17-21). John's use of 'craving' language denotes more than mental assent. It shows satisfaction in God himself, more specifically in Christ. Since coming to Christ for the satisfaction of our hunger and thirst is used interchangeably with believing, therefore it is oxymoron to say that you believe in Christ and at the same time he is not your soul's satisfaction. The world's rejection of the gift of the Father(v.36) Their rejection through their motives ( 6:26 ) Their rejection through their self reliance ( 6:27-28 ) Their rejection through their hearts' desires (6:31, 6:34 ) It doesn't take to be regenerated for us to desire the things that only God can provide, but it does so for us to desire God himself. The gift of the Father to the Son (v.37) God's giving of the chosen ones to the Son The first time I heard of the Gospel, it sounded like I'm very important to God. As if I'm intrinsically valuable and that he his even willing to send his Son to die for my own sake primarily. It never crossed my mind that it's just secondary. It is just a means to an end, and not an end in of itself. I never thought that my salvation is but a tiny part of the emotional dynamics within the Trinity. The Father chose a gift, the Holy Spirit seals it, and the Son receives it, cleanse it, and will present it again to the Father. Oh how magnificent that is! The giving of God grounds our coming to the Son.(v.37a - 37b) This implies that not all are given to Son because not all believed. But it also implies that no one who truly believes in Christ will be cast out because they are not chosen or given by the Father. If you are truly believing in Christ, you have been given first by the Father to the Son. (6:44-45, 6:65 ) Christ receives and will keep the gift of the Father(v.37d-40) Why would Christ not only will not cast out those who would truly believe but also kept them? The answer to this question is our mainpoint, and I would argue that this is the mainpoint of Jesus' ministry. Namely, the purpose of Christ in coming down from heaven. Jesus said in v.38 "for I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent ." See also John 17:1-5, 5:30, 4:34 What is the will of the Father? The Father's will is that Christ will receive his own and keep them. Or another way to put it; those who are truly believing in Christ, will not only have eternal life now but also will be raised by him on the last day. And it's all for the glory of God. See also John 3:16-17, 6:44-5 , 17:9-26, Ephesians 1:11 One and the same Those that were given by Father, those whom he draws, those who will come and believe, those who will be kept, and those who will be raised, are the same group. There are no dropouts! I won't be surprised where Paul got his doctrine. See Romans 8:29-30 2 Applications 1. For the unbelieving. Do not wait for an insight from heaven if whether you are chosen, or have been given to Christ by the Father. See and taste that the Lord is good. Behold him, come to him, and believe on him now. And be assured that if you truly believe, he will not cast you out. The only way for you to know if you are one of his own is if you believe. 2. For the believers. It doesn't mean that when we came to Christ we will not crave again. We're still going to crave but now we know where we should go to satisfy our soul's aching and longing. And just as the Son's food is to do the will of the Father, then so should we. The will of the Father for us is to magnify Christ by proclaiming him to world and be confident that it is the Triune God's work and will that will be accomplished.
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