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To walk worthy of our calling is not to call attention to our own worth but to show the worth of our calling
Ephesians 4:1-6
How does a soul magnify the Lord?
Luke 1:39-56
The Death that Delivers From Fear of Death
Hebrews 2:5-15
What is a fruitful life?
John 15:1-7
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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Hope, Faith and Love
Colossians 1:4-5
Where there is hope, there is life (and faith and love) - J. Scott Duvall
#Hope
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#love
Published November 24th, 2021; Updated November 24th, 2021
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.. we heard of g your faith in Christ Jesus and of g the love that you have for all the saints,
because of h the hope i laid up for you in heaven.
Of this you have heard before in j the word of the truth, the gospel,
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The triad of faith, hope and love is a very familiar theme in Paul's epistles and theology. We can see this triad in Romans 5:1-5, where hope is understood to be as the subjective experience of hoping and that it is anchored on love, God's love. Meaning, the ground or basis of our hope is the love of God. Now in Galatians 5:5-6, faith is the means by which we wait for the hope of righteousness. Here, hope is not our subjective experience but the objective content that we're hoping for, namely righteousness. It is also worth noting that the means through which faith works is love. Now in Colossians 1:4-5, this objective hope provides the cause or ground for our faith and love, and the contents of which are found in the gospel. So to summarize what we've seen so far, the love of God provides the anchor for our subjective hoping, and hoping is faith looking forward to an objective hope, which contents we have heard in the gospel, and this same hope gives rise to faith that works through love. What does it mean then for us? Hope sustains our faith in Christ, and rejuvenates our love for people. If our faith is to work itself out through love, then we must always preach the hope of the gospel to our soul.
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The triad of faith, hope and love is a very familiar theme in Paul's epistles and theology. We can see this triad in Romans 5:1-5, where hope is understood to be as the subjective experience of hoping and that it is anchored on love, God's love. Meaning, the ground or basis of our hope is the love of God. Now in Galatians 5:5-6, faith is the means by which we wait for the hope of righteousness. Here, hope is not our subjective experience but the objective content that we're hoping for, namely righteousness. It is also worth noting that the means through which faith works is love. Now in Colossians 1:4-5, this objective hope provides the cause or ground for our faith and love, and the contents of which are found in the gospel. So to summarize what we've seen so far, the love of God provides the anchor for our subjective hoping, and hoping is faith looking forward to an objective hope, which contents we have heard in the gospel, and this same hope gives rise to faith that works through love. What does it mean then for us? Hope sustains our faith in Christ, and rejuvenates our love for people. If our faith is to work itself out through love, then we must always preach the hope of the gospel to our soul.
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