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Quits Sabio
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The first Christmas happened in order to establish God's kingdom through His Son Jesus Christ.
Haggai 2:20-23
When He who is clean, namely the Lord Jesus Christ, touched us, we are made clean
Haggai 2:10-19
For all of his bigness, our God has a remarkable love for the small. - Scott Hubbard
Haggai 2:1-9
We should align our priorities with God's priorities, because only when we do so we can be truly satisfied.
Haggai 1:1-15
Where there is hope, there is life (and faith and love) - J. Scott Duvall
Colossians 1:4-5
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
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 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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Satisfied Believers and Proud Pastors
Philippians 2:14-16
What is the secret to a grumble free life and happy pastors?
Published November 4th, 2018; Updated November 20th, 2018
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Do all things without grumbling by holding our gaze to the word of life(a manner of life that shows the worth of the gospel) and so be proven blameless and as a result be our pastors' reason for boasting at the coming of Christ, that they did not labor in vain nor we believed in vain.
Philippians 2:14-16
Πάντα ποιεῖτε χωρὶς γογγυσμῶν καὶ διαλογισμῶν,
Do everything without grumbling or arguing,
Do all things without grumbling and disputing
ἵνα γένησθε ἄμεμπτοι καὶ ἀκέραιοι, τέκνα θεοῦ ἄμωμα
so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish
so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish
μέσον γενεᾶς σκολιᾶς καὶ διεστραμμένης,
though you live in a crooked and perverse society,
even though you live in a crooked and perverse generation,
ἐν οἷς φαίνεσθε ὡς φωστῆρες ἐν κόσμῳ,
in which you shine as lights in the world 16
by which you shine as lights in the world
λόγον ζωῆς ἐπέχοντες,
by holding on to 17 the word of life
by holding your gaze to the word of life
εἰς καύχημα ἐμοὶ εἰς ἡμέραν Χριστοῦ, ὅτι οὐκ εἰς κενὸν ἔδραμον οὐδὲ εἰς κενὸν ἐκοπίασα.
so that on the day of Christ I will have a reason to boast that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain.
so that on the day of Christ I will have a reason to boast that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain
How to have a grumble free life(Philippians 2:14)? Doing all things without grumbling is a means to become blameless and shine as lights in the world(verse 15), and holding onto the word of life is also a means to that same end(verse 16). Which I think are not two means but one. You become grumble free by holding onto the word of life and as a result be blameless and shine. But what is the word of life? I think the word of life is the gospel. Here are my arguments from Paul and Christ for saying that: 1. In Philippians 1:27-28, Paul told us to live a manner of life that befits the gospel or show the worth of the gospel, and this is by standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not being frightened by your opponents. And when you do that, it will be a sign to them of their destruction and of your salvation. In Philippians 2:14-16, Paul is fleshing out this manner of life. You show the worth of the gospel if you are standing firm and not complaining, hence be a sign and shine as lights in this crooked generation. Holding fast the word of life is the same as saying standing firm for the faith of the gospel. 2. 1 Corinthians 15:1-3, The word preached is the gospel and it is a means to your salvation, which corresponds to life, if you hold fast, unless you believed in vain. 3. In Philippians 4:11-13, Paul hinted on what is the secret of contentment. He said "I can do all things through him who strengthens me." All things means to be content in all situations, and Christ is the one who strengthens him to do that. In others word he must cleave to Christ. Paul said in chapter 3:7-8 he count everything as loss for the surpassing worth of knowing Christ, and we know Christ through the gospel. 4. Christ said in John 15:7-11 that we abide in him when we abide in his word and this word is a means to fullness of Joy. What does it mean to have a reason for boasting at the coming of Christ in Philippians 2:17-18? - Hope, Joy, our glory or crown to boast of, namely you(1 Thessalonians 2:19-20) - Boast about your perseverance(2 Thessalonians 1:4) How can we make the ones who look after our souls proud at the coming of Christ? Or to put it another way, how can we complete their joy(Philippians 2:1-3)? Not by giving them cars, big paychecks, and big houses, but by holding to the word of life so that you would have not believed in vain and they would have not labored in vain.
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