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Quits Sabio
Elder at Sovereign Mercy Evangelical Church Inc. and President of Reformed Exegetes Society
User since 2013
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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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Intentional Love by Intentional Meeting Together
Hebrews 10:24-25
Shared January 21st, 2017; Updated January 21st, 2017
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Let us provoke each other to love by intentionally being with each other
Hebrews 10:24-25
And z let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,
And let us take thought of how to spur one another on to love and good works, 27
καὶ κατανοῶμεν ἀλλήλους εἰς παροξυσμὸν ἀγάπης καὶ καλῶν ἔργων,
And let us consider one another into agitation/provocation of love and of good works
a not neglecting to meet together,
not abandoning our own meetings,
μὴ ἐγκαταλείποντες τὴν ἐπισυναγωγὴν ἑαυτῶν,
as is the habit of some,
as some are in the habit of doing,
καθὼς ἔθος τισίν,
but encouraging one another,
but encouraging each other,
ἀλλὰ παρακαλοῦντες,
and b all the more
and even more so
καὶ τοσούτῳ μᾶλλον ὅσῳ
as you see c the Day drawing near.
because you see the day 28 drawing near. 29
βλέπετε ἐγγίζουσαν τὴν ἡμέραν.
Verse 24-25 is one of the exhortations(Verse 22-23) of the author to his readers, grounded in Christ's accomplishments (Verse 19-21) for us. Verse 24 is one good example of how translations tend to leave out some nuances from the original language. A literal translation, though a bit awkward in english, is more likely to capture what the author was saying. Literally it can be read like this : " let us consider one another into agitation of love and of good works". The direct object or receiver of the action κατανοῶμε is the personal pronoun "one another". This is thinking of intentionally loving and doing good to one another. You are literally provoking yourself to love and be loved. To obey this command, we would need the company of other believers, for it is impossible to love one another in this sense if you are not "with" one another. Yes we can still remotely do good to others, but what this verse is telling us implies togetherness. That's why in verse 25, the means by which this is brought about is by being with each other. First it's stated negatively(not neglecting). Perhaps because of persecution, some were in the habit of not attending the meetings. It is remarkable that in our own day, the excuses given to justify our habits of neglecting our own meetings are very superficial, unreasonable and selfish. None of us were persecuted the way the first century Christians were, yet even then, it is not enough to justify their own reluctance to come. Then in verse 25c, he stated it positively (encouraging each other). By doing this, the author made it clear that it is not enough to be there in the fellowship. One must engage actively in the ministry of encouragement. The principle applies to our weekly corporate worship also, but contextually this is talking more about small group meetings. Instead of habitual neglect, we must meet even more so as we see the day of Christ's coming drawing near. There's a progression here. It is not a matter of mainting a meeting once a week. It is a matter of making this meetings more frequent. As the day approches, the love of many will grow cold. And how do we nourish our love for others? How do we fight this coldness? It is by being with each other!
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