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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
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
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 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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Contend for Unity in Christ
Philippians 2:1-11
Unity Achieved in the Depth of the Gospel
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Published September 11th, 2020
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We contend for joy (ours and Paul's) when we are united in humble service to one another for, in so doing, we show that we understand the perplexity of the gospel in Christ's glorious exaltation, not only in his divinity, but also in his humiliation and condescension.
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Εἴ τις οὖν παράκλησις ἐν Χριστῷ,
Threfore, if anyone is encouraged in/by Christ,
εἴ τι παραμύθιον ἀγάπης,
if anyone is comforted by/from love,
εἴ τις κοινωνία πνεύματος,
if anyone has fellowship of/in the Spirit,
εἴ τις σπλάγχνα καὶ οἰκτιρμοί,
if anyone has deep feeling and pity,
series
πληρώσατέ μου τὴν χαρὰν
(then) complete my joy
ἵνα τὸ αὐτὸ φρονῆτε,
so that you might observe the same (thing),
τὴν αὐτὴν ἀγάπην ἔχοντες,
(by) having the same love,
σύμψυχοι,
(by being) of one accord,
τὸ ἓν φρονοῦντες,
by observing the one (thing),
μηδὲν κατʼ ἐριθείαν
not according to ambition,
μηδὲ κατὰ κενοδοξίαν
nor according to empty glory/praise,
ἀλλὰ τῇ ταπεινοφροσύνῃ ἀλλήλους
but in mindful/heartfelt humility
ἡγούμενοι ὑπερέχοντας ἑαυτῶν,
considering one another as being surpassed over/above ourselves,
actionmanner
negativepositive
μὴ τὰ ἑαυτῶν ἕκαστος σκοποῦντες
not by regarding each one of our own things
ἀλλὰ [καὶ] τὰ ἑτέρων ἕκαστοι.
but also every thing in regards to others.
bothand
ideaexplanation
actionpurpose
conditional
Τοῦτο φρονεῖτε ἐν ὑμῖν
Observe this among yourselves,
ὃ καὶ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ,
which is also in Christ Jesus.
ὃς ἐν μορφῇ θεοῦ ὑπάρχων
who, despite being in the form of God,
οὐχ ἁρπαγμὸν ἡγήσατο τὸ εἶναι ἴσα θεῷ,
did not consider it a desire to be equal with/to God,
concessive
ἀλλʼ ἑαυτὸν ἐκένωσεν
but/rather he deprived himself
μορφὴν δούλου λαβών,
by taking the form of a servant,
ἐν ὁμοιώματι ἀνθρώπων γενόμενος•
by being born in the likeness of men,
καὶ σχήματι εὑρεθεὶς ὡς ἄνθρωπος
and by being found in the appearance as a man,
ἐταπείνωσεν ἑαυτὸν
he humbled himself
γενόμενος ὑπήκοος μέχρι θανάτου,
by becoming obedient until death,
θανάτου δὲ σταυροῦ.
that is death of a cross.
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progression
διὸ καὶ ὁ θεὸς αὐτὸν ὑπερύψωσεν
Therefore, God also highly exalted him
καὶ ἐχαρίσατο αὐτῷ τὸ ὄνομα τὸ ὑπὲρ πᾶν ὄνομα,
and graciously gave to him the name above every name,
ἵνα ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι Ἰησοῦ
so that by the name of Jesus
πᾶν γόνυ κάμψῃ
every knee might bow
ἐπουρανίων καὶ ἐπιγείων καὶ καταχθονίων
upon heaven, earth, and below the earth
locative
καὶ πᾶσα γλῶσσα ἐξομολογήσηται ὅτι κύριος Ἰησοῦς Χριστὸς
and every tongue might openly confess that Jesus Christ is Lord
εἰς δόξαν θεοῦ πατρός.
for/to the glory of God, the Father.
inference
comparative genitive
explanatory
Instrumental/manner
this word is repeated in the aorist verb form in verse 8
marker linking narrative segments (BDAG, 3rd ed., 213) --> acts to explain/intensify (BDF, 447)
Description/Objective Gen.
Pred. Nom.
carries over
implied participle eimi
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