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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
Scripture is from God alone.  Let no man claim otherwise.
Galatians 1
Although our sin deserves punishment, the love and grace of God, through Christ, intercede to give us everlasting joy.
Romans 5:1-17
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 leading to gospel-change and gospel-living in the church.
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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Beware of Wolves in Sheep's Clothing
2 Timothy 3:1-9
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.
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#falseteachers
#warning
Published August 16th, 2018
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Beware of false teachers, those who claim holiness, but oppose true godliness, for they will appear to be good, but their intentions are corrupted and disobedient, and they shall cause many difficulties for those easily swayed. Nevertheless, whatever success they seem to have achieved, it shall not last; their schemes are destined to fail.
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2 Timothy 3:1-9
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But understand this,
Hear my words,
that y in the last days
WHEN the last days come
there will come times of difficulty.
difficult times shall arise
temporal
ideaexplanation
For people will be z lovers of self,
BECAUSE people will fall in love with themselves
a lovers of money,
THEN to promote self, they will come to love money
b proud,
THEN as they accumulate money, they will become self-concerned/self-pitying
b arrogant,
THEN as they become more self-sustaining, they become egotistical and conceited
abusive,
THEN in their conceit, they take advantage and harm those around them
progression
b disobedient to their parents,
they EVEN harm those closest to them, like their parents
situationresponse
ungrateful,
IN OTHER WORDS, they become ungrateful
unholy,
THEN they become godless/irreverant
c heartless,
THEN unkind
unappeasable,
THEN not agreeable
slanderous,
THEN ill-speaking of others
without self-control,
WITHOUT/NOT WITH restraint
negativepositive
brutal,
RESULTING in harming others
d not loving good,
THE OPPOSITE of doing what is acceptable to God
treacherous,
AND being back-stabbers
reckless,
AND having no regard for others
e swollen with conceit,
AND being arrogant
f lovers of pleasure
AND following the lust of the flesh
rather than lovers of God,
NOT love for God
series
actionresult
having the appearance of godliness,
ALTHOUGH, these people to be holy
but g denying its power.
they are without true belief/lovers of what the world offers and not what God offers
concessive
h Avoid such people.
THEREFORE, avoid these difficult people.
For among them are i those who creep into households
BECAUSE, these difficult people will sneak into homes
and capture weak women,
FOR THE PURPOSE OF entrapping defenseless women (who don't know better)
burdened with sins
IN OTHER WORDS, women who are overcome with their own guilt and shame
and led astray by various passions,
RESULTING in being easily manipulated to accept false doctrines
always learning
RESULTING in their continued learning
and never able to j arrive at a knowledge of the truth.
YET unable to perceive what is really the truth
actionpurpose
Just as k Jannes and Jambres l opposed Moses,
FURTHERMORE, JUST LIKE the magicians who sought to contradict Moses
so these men also oppose the truth,
SO TOO are these difficult people who seek to refute what is true
m men corrupted in mind
IN OTHER WORDS, these men who are debased in their minds
and n disqualified regarding the faith.
AND disqualified in their hearts (by their disobedience showing no faith)
comparison
ground
bilateral
But they will not get very far,
NEVERTHELESS, they won't escape
for their folly will be plain to all,
BECAUSE the falsity of their teachings will be made out
o as was that of those two men.
JUST LIKE with the two false magicians
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