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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
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
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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God Over All and Giver of Faith
Romans 3
Righteousness is a gift to those who cannot save themselves, and, instead, fall at the cross and confess Christ as Lord.
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Published July 13th, 2018; Updated July 15th, 2018
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God makes no distinction, He justifies sinners freely, both the Jew and the Gentile who believe in the atonement and righteousness of Christ. This generous gift requires those with faith to respond with thanksgiving, namely, they are to [joyfully] obey the law.
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Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much in every way. To begin with, x the Jews were entrusted with y the oracles of God. z What if some were unfaithful? a Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? By no means! b Let God be true though c every one were a liar, as it is written, d “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you e are judged.” But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict f wrath on us? ( g I speak in a human way.) By no means! For then how could h God judge the world? But if through my lie God’s truth abounds to his glory, i why am I still being condemned as a sinner? And why not j do evil that good may come?—as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.
To those entrusted with the law (Jews): you have been given every advantage to know God and to be blessed by Him through obedience to His commands, but you willingly spurned and disobeyed Him, and thus, He is just to punish you.
What then? Are we Jews 1 any better off? 2 No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both k Jews and l Greeks, are m under sin, as it is written: n “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” o “Their throat is p an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” q “The venom of asps is under their lips.” r “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.” s “Their feet are swift to shed blood; in their paths are ruin and misery, and t the way of peace they have not known.” u “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” Now we know that whatever v the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, w so that every mouth may be stopped, and x the whole world may be held accountable to God. For y by works of the law no human being 1 will be justified in his sight, since z through the law comes knowledge of sin.
[FURTHERMORE] The law is to show us that no one is righteous in His own sight. In other words, the law proves that God alone is righteous and worthy, and that we, every single person, have sinned against His holy commands, and are worthy of His condemnation.
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But now a the righteousness of God b has been manifested apart from the law, although c the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God d through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. e For there is no distinction: for f all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, g and are justified h by his grace as a gift, i through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God j put forward as k a propitiation l by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in m his divine forbearance he had passed over n former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
Despite the fact that we are sinful and worthy of condemnation through the law, God fulfills His promise to judge sinners and save His people by sending His Son to be the satisfaction for His wrath and for their guilt of sin, so that whoever believes in this Christ shall not be condemned by the law, but justified by faith and His imputed righteousness.
o Then what becomes of our boasting?
AS A RESULT, what happens to the Jewish advantage or ability to assume we're safe from God's punishment?
It is excluded.
ANSWER: It is disregarded
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By what kind of law?
QUESTION: What law excludes the Jewish boasting?
By a law of works?
QUESTION: Is it the law that the Jews were given and required to obey?
No,
ANSWER: no
but by the law of faith.
BUT BY the working out of grace given by God to those who believe
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For we hold that one is justified by faith
BECAUSE we believe that righteousness is a gift
p apart from works of the law.
NOT something gained by doing things according to the law
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Or q is God the God of Jews only?
TO EXPLAIN, is God only creator and overseer of Jewish people?
Is he not the God of Gentiles also?
IN OTHER WORDS, didn't God create and oversee all of His creation?
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Yes, of Gentiles also,
ANSWER: Yes, God is for both Jews and Gentiles, and, thus, all, including Gentiles, can be saved too
since r God is one—who will justify the circumcised by faith and s the uncircumcised through faith.
BECAUSE the very of nature of God's unity (that in him there is distinction of His godliness over all things) requires it - those who have faith shall be justified
Do we then overthrow the law by this faith?
AS A RESULT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH, QUESTION: is the law useless?
By no means!
ANSWER: No
On the contrary, we uphold the law.
RATHER, faith responds with thankful obedience
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the Jew already had the law - so the Jew only has to accept justification is by faith and not by works of the law Whereas, the gentile does not have the law (written form), and thus, must be saved through faith (not through an understanding or basis on the law)
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