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God exalts Christ for he is doubly worthy of honour as Creator and Purifier of sin.
Hebrews 1:1-4
Christians of God's Beloved Covenant Forgive.
Matthew 18:19-35
God's providence through his messengers to his beloved children assures our grace, mercy, and peace.
1 Timothy 1:1-2
Unity Achieved in the Depth of the Gospel
Philippians 2:1-11
The Perseverance of the Christian Depends on God's Gift and God's Sustaining Power
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
How can you tell the sincerity of your faith?  By the words that you speak.
James 3:1-12
To behold Christ is to be transformed in believing obedience
James 2:14-26
Blessed is the man who desires to do good with his whole being without partiality, for God has saved him wholly.
James 2:1-13
True Religion is displayed in a sanctified love for God and love for neighbour.
James 1:19-27
Those who fall away do so because of sin and lack love for God and not because God is unfaithful to keep his saints.
James 1:12-18
Trials increase our faith to God, but when they are difficult God gives aid to see his unswerving goodness in Christ, our exaltation.
James 1:2-11
For Christians: rejection of a God who sent his Son to die for us and his Spirit to restore us yields an incomparably severe punishment.
Hebrews 10:26-31
Worldly Success is No Sure Sign of God's Favour.
James 4:13-17
The perfect Jesus is the perfect high priest, the perfect sacrifice, and the source of a perfect, everlasting covenant.
Hebrews 7:20-28
God shall keep you through the prayer of others for your joyful growth in theology leading to a life of grateful doxology.
Colossians 1:9-12
A people saved for a glorious purpose.
Exodus 19:4-6
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!  Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
1 Peter 1:3-5
We need gospel-unity because it is a gift from God for our assurance and for Christ's glory.
Philippians 1:27-30
The Immeasurable Gift of the Gospel
2 Corinthians 5:21
God's Love, God's Salvation, God's Grace, God's Glory.
Ephesians 2:1-10
Christians, if someone wrongs you and refuses to humbly repent, then let him go, because God desires to keep and protect you from his sin.
Matthew 18:15-20
I cling to my Lord who is my Helper, Saviour and Friend.
1 Peter 3:18
We have full confidence in the revealed, illumined and inspired Word of God given to us by the Spirit of God.
1 Corinthians 2
What is more amazing than being set free from sin?  Being set free to Christ, our righteousness and keeper forever.
1 Peter 2:24-25
As those identified with Christ, we are called to live new lives enabled by a glorious God.
Romans 6:1-4
Death in Adam; life in Christ.
Romans 5
If you have been called to preach the gospel, do not relent, because God delights in your ministry.
2 Timothy 4:1-8
Grass withers and flowers fade, but the word of our God shall stand forever.
2 Timothy 3
What does a false teacher look like?  He appears to be godly, but, in truth, he seeks only to steal and devour.  Avoid these wolves.
2 Timothy 3:1-9
Scripture is from God alone.  Let no man claim otherwise.
Galatians 1
What is our joy?  It is not ourselves.  It is the love of God in Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:6-11
Condemnation follows us in Adam, but Rejoicing is our reward in Christ
Romans 5:1-14
Good News! The life, death and resurrection of Christ is the source of our faith, pardon, justification, and reconciliation to God.
Romans 5:1-11
Rejoice!  God doesn't just save, and God doesn't just promise a future, but He promises His love and help for those who believe now.
Romans 5:1-5
Faith in God to fulfill His promises by grace is the only way by which we can be saved
Romans 4:13-25
Abraham was justified by faith, as are those who follow in his footsteps.
Romans 4:1-12
Who is the blessed man?  He who seeks after the very things of God.  To Him shall be a heavenly reward and satisfaction forever.
Psalms 1
Righteousness is a gift to those who cannot save themselves, and, instead, fall at the cross and confess Christ as Lord.
Romans 3
In God there is no contradiction, for the law condemns self-righteous sinners, but God saves the repentant who believe in Christ.
Romans 3:1-26
Church, set your minds on things above by loving one another as Christ loved you, which is your thanksgiving to God.
Colossians 3:12-17
What is the advantage of having the Law?  To know God's will.  Does the law justify?  No, it condemns.  Simply, the Law is good, we are not.
Romans 3:1-20
God is immeasurably compassionate, so much so that we cannot truly grasp it, and yet, it is exactly sufficient to accomplish His plans.
Jonah 4
God saves us to show us Himself.  Namely, that He is unlike any other and requires our worship through obedience.
Deuteronomy 4:32-40
It is not too late!  Repent and Believe!  He is merciful and mighty, alone, to save.
Jonah 3
When we are in despair without hope of deliverance, look to the merciful Lord who is faithful to save and deliver.
Jonah 2
Obey when God calls.  Reject God and suffer the consequences.  In both obedience and disobedience, God will accomplish His purposes.
Jonah 1
In Christ we are made heirs to the throne of God, justified by faith, children of promise and free from the shackles of law.
Galatians 3:15-29
The Law was Given for Blessing, but it Became a Curse
Romans 3:1-8
God is Holy, We are Sinful, He shall Judge the Nations.
Romans 2
How Does God Prevent Divine Contradiction? By Revealing His Power in the Gospel.
Romans 1
Marks of True Salvation: A New Heart, Divine Conviction and the Delight of God Alone.
Romans 2:25-29
God wants us for Himself, so He does it by Himself, for our joy, and His worship.
Psalms 23
Jews, the bearers of the law, are not exempt from the wrath of God
Romans 2:17-24
Spiritual gifts in the public assembly are for its mutual benefit and the reflection of God's character.
1 Corinthians 14:26-40
Christ, Our Master and Commander - the Anchor of Our Faith.
Matthew 8:23-27
Men lead as men, women submit as women, and do it for the pleasure of God and the gospel.
1 Corinthians 11:2-16
Prayer for the Peace of God Rooted in the Character of God Given to the People of God through the Son of God.
1 Timothy 2
Healthy Churches for Christ-Centred, Gospel-Hearing, Cross-Bearing Peoples.
Acts 6:1-8
No one receives pardon, all are to be judged. For those in the law, Christ's example condemns.
Romans 2:12-16
If you are good, then God shall give life; If you are bad, then God shall render destruction.
Romans 2:6-11
Come ye weary, heavy-laden, lost and ruined by the fall, if you tarry, till you're better, you will never come at all.
Romans 2:1-5
How do we stay motivated to share the gospel to the nations? We see the immensity of the grace that we first received.
Romans 1:1-7
When God gives us up to our sinfulness, it is a complete destruction of everything He originally intended.
Romans 1:28-32
What is the result when God abandons sinners? They seek pleasure in things just like themselves, which will always be insufficient.
Romans 1:26-27
God abandons those who refuse to love and obey Him, but such abandonment does not come without a hope of restoration.
Romans 1:24-25
God alone saves and justifies
Romans 1:16-17
What is the primary motivation for God's wrath against humanity, and what is man's chief sin?
Romans 1:18-23
We need to praise God for the faithfulness of gospel-centred missions, but the task is not complete. Does God call me to go? Faithful steps.
Romans 1:8-15
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A Loving God and His Free Gift
Romans 5:1-17
Although our sin deserves punishment, the love and grace of God, through Christ, intercede to give us everlasting joy.
Published August 1st, 2018; Updated August 1st, 2018
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Rejoice, because we are no longer under the wrath of God and because we have been justified and reconciled to Him by faith through Christ. Therefore, in every circumstance we have hope in the preserving and persevering love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit, and we know that the free gift given to us in Christ's death and resurrection satisfies the guilt and punishment of our sin. Furthermore, we are no longer slaves, condemned under the law or under the transgression of Adam, but stand free to live in and with Christ as recipients of His grace and righteousness.
Romans 5:1-17
a Therefore, since we have been justified by faith ,
BECAUSE we have been saved by faith
b we 1 have peace with God
THEREFORE, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
BY the atoning work of Christ
Through him we have also c obtained access by faith 1 into this grace
AS A RESULT, we have gained the ability to have fellowship with and blessing from God
d in which we stand,
RESULTING IN our actual possession of it
and e we 2 rejoice 3 in hope of the glory of God.
THEREFORE, we are filled with joy as people who have peace and fellowship with God that God will keep us to the end displaying His glory
Not only that,
AS A RESULT, our joy is NOT just fixated on the coming glory
but we f rejoice in our sufferings,
BUT we also are filled with joy now as we suffer/are persecuted
knowing that suffering g produces endurance,
BECAUSE we know that suffering helps us persevere
and endurance produces character,
THEN persevering builds up holiness
and character produces hope ,
THEN holiness assures us that God will keep us till the end
and h hope does not put us to shame,
BUT our assurance that God will always be for us will not result in shame
because God’s love i has been poured into our hearts
BECAUSE we know who this very God is and how much He loves us
through the Holy Spirit
BY the testimony of the Spirit
who has been given to us.
IN OTHER WORDS, He has given us the Holy Spirit as a seal/consideration/sign of assurance of His love for us
For j while we were still weak,
FOR WHEN we were weak
at the right time
AND WHEN it was the correct moment
k Christ died for the ungodly.
Christ died for sinners
For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—
WHAT I MEAN IS that someone will rarely die for someone good
though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—
EVEN THOUGH sometimes this happens
but l God shows his love for us
BUT God proves His love for us
in that m while we were still sinners,
EVEN THOUGH we are sinners/not good
Christ died for us.
BY sending His Son to die for us
Since, therefore, n we have now been justified by his blood,
AS A RESULT, BECAUSE we are justified by the death of Christ
much more shall we be saved by him from o the wrath of God.
THEREFORE, we shall not suffer the wrath of God
For if p while we were enemies
BECAUSE IF, WHEN we were haters (as ppl disobedient to the law)
q we were reconciled to God
God still brought us to Himself
by the death of his Son,
BY Christ's sacrifice
much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by r his life.
THEN, now as people who love God and are brought to God, we live liberated in our identification with Christ's resurrection!
More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
AS A RESULT, not only are we saved, but we are now full of joy and able to worship God properly (without fear of wrath)
through whom we have now received s reconciliation.
BECAUSE in Christ, we have been reconciled to God
Therefore, just as t sin came into the world through one man,
THEREFORE, IF A (man) commits B (sin)
and u death through sin,
AND IF C (death) happens because of B (sin)
and v so death spread to all men 1
THEN C (death) is an inevitability of every A (man)
because w all sinned—
BECAUSE every A (man) has done B (sin)
for sin indeed was in the world
WHAT I MEAN IS that sin was inherent in the world
before the law was given,
EVEN BEFORE the actual receipt of the written law
but x sin is not counted where there is no law.
AND DESPITE the fact that sin cannot be imputed on those whom for which there is no law
Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses,
NEVERTHELESS, death came to all men (including those between Adam and Moses)
even over those whose sinning was not y like the transgression of Adam,
EVEN for those who committed less grievous crimes than Adam
z who was a type of a the one who was to come.
BECAUSE Adam foreshadowed the imputation that was to come
But the free gift is not like the trespass.
NEVERTHELESS, Christ's gift is not like Adam's consequence
For if many died through one man’s trespass,
BECAUSE IF through Adam's sin all men were destined for death
much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for b many.
THEN the gift shows the abundant grace and righteousness of God through Christ in forgiving all trespasses (sufficient for clearing away all transgressions).
And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin.
FURTHERMORE, the result of receiving the gift of Christ is not like the judgment we received in Adam
For c the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation,
BECAUSE Adam's sin brought NO chance of pardon
but the free gift following many trespasses brought d justification.
RATHER, we can receive freely, despite our sinfulness, righteousness (life) without trial/judgment under the law - the law does not apply
For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man,
IN OTHER WORDS, IF through Adam's sin, sin and death mastered those who came after
much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness e reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
THEN through Christ, who is greater than Adam ever was and who has defeated sin and death, grace and righteousness will abound in our life so that we reign with/through Christ (and shall not be judged).
No distinction - love poured into our hearts is the same as the Holy Spirit given to us. God's love manifests itself in our possession of His Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit testifies to us that God loves us.
1) We have peace with God 2) We are filled with joy at the assurance that God will accomplish His purposes 3) We are filled with joy because God seeks to accomplish those purposes through us by the aid of the Holy Spirit.
We rejoice because we have been justified by faith - both in the positive news (peace with God and access into His family) and in the difficult news (our suffering). In everything, we rejoice, because God has saved us.
Disclaimer: The opinions and conclusions expressed on this page are those of the author and may or may not accord with the positions of Biblearc or Bethlehem College & Seminary.