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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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The End by which God Chose us
Ephesians 1:4-6
Shared October 31st, 2016; Updated October 31st, 2016
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Main point summary
Five Solas
Soli Deo Gloria
Main point summary
The purpose of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, is the praise of the glory of God alone in his grace.
Ephesians 1:4-6
h even as he i chose us in him
just as he chose us in him
For 8 he chose us in Christ 9
καθὼς ἐξελέξατο ἡμᾶς ἐν αὐτῷ
j before the foundation of the world,
before the foundation of the world
before the foundation of the world
πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου
that we should be k holy and blameless before him. In love
for us to be holy and blameless in his sight in love
that we may be holy and unblemished 10 in his sight 11 in love. 12
εἶναι ἡμᾶς ἁγίους καὶ ἀμώμους κατενώπιον αὐτοῦ ἐν ἀγάπῃ,
l he predestined us 1 for m adoption as sons
he did this by predestining us to adoption as his sons
He did this by predestining 13 us to adoption as his 14 sons 15
προορίσας ἡμᾶς εἰς υἱοθεσίαν
through Jesus Christ,
through Jesus Christ
through Jesus Christ,
διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ εἰς αὐτόν,
n according to the purpose of his will,
according to the good-pleasure of His will
according to the pleasure 16 of his will -
κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ,
o to the praise of his glorious grace,
to the praise of his glorious grace
to the praise of the glory of his grace 17
εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ
with which he has blessed us in p the Beloved.
that he has bestowed freely on us in His Beloved One
that he has freely bestowed on us in his dearly loved Son. 18
ἧς ἐχαρίτωσεν ἡμᾶς ἐν τῷ ἠγαπημένῳ.
Five Solas
Grace alone is the efficient cause of salvation. Justification by Faith alone is the material cause of the reformation but its formal cause is Scripture alone. Justification by faith is just a shorthand of Justification by Christ alone, because it is not our faith that justifies, its the object of our faith that justifies. But they are not an end in of itself, they’re just a means to an end, the final cause of the reformation, and our salvation, is the Glory of God alone. The reformers’ protest is not just academic, and theological, it is worship and doxological.
Ephesians 1:4-6
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
For he chose us ... ...
in Christ
before the foundation ...
of the world
that we may be holy and unblemished in his sight in love.
he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
He did this by predestining us to adoption as his sons ...
through Jesus Christ,
according to the pleasure ... -
of his will
to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
to the praise of the glory ... ,
of his grace
that he has freely bestowed on us ...
in his dearly loved Son
Soli Deo Gloria
Everything that God does, he does purposefully. He is not capricious. He does everything with a goal in mind, namely for his own name sake. Election, predestination, justification, sanctification and glorification, all points to God’s own glorification. And what’s the climax of that glory? Where does the glory of God shines the most? It’s in the cross of Chirst Jesus and his grace. That’s what makes the light of the reformation shines the most, because it is the recovery of the glorious gospel that was eclipsed by the traditions of men.
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