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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
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
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 Saves Us from the Pit of Sheol
Jonah 2
When we are in despair without hope of deliverance, look to the merciful Lord who is faithful to save and deliver.
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Published June 29th, 2018; Updated July 9th, 2018
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Thank God for His abundant mercy, because in distress, in the furthest pit of despair, and even in the face of death, it is God alone who can save us, and He will save us if we call out to Him and acknowledge Him as He deserves.
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Jonah 1:17-2:10
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1 And the Lord appointed 2 a great fish to swallow up Jonah.
The Lord chose a fish to swallow Jonah
w And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
AS A RESULT, Jonah stayed in the fish's belly for 3 days/nights
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Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God
AS A RESULT OF GOD'S DELIVERANCE, Jonah prayed
from the belly of the fish,
WHILE INSIDE the fish
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saying,
MORE SPECIFICALLY, he prayed,
x “I called out to the Lord ,
"I sought out the Lord
out of my distress,
IN distress
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and he answered me;
WITH THE RESULT that he answered
y out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
IN OTHER WORDS, I was trapped/in ruin and called to God
z and you heard my voice.
WITH THE RESULT that you heard me
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a For you cast me into the deep,
BECAUSE you were the one who brought the storm
into the heart of the seas,
MORE SPECIFICALLY, you required that I be thrown into the sea
and the flood surrounded me;
WITH THE RESULT that the waters overtook me
b all your waves and your billows passed over me.
IN OTHER WORDS, the power of the sea were drowning me
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c Then I said,
THEN, because you hear me, I prayed,
‘I am driven away from your sight;
SAYING, "I have sinned against you and have been cast out from your presence
d yet I shall again look upon your holy temple .’
BUT I will still pray towards you (the temple)
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e The waters closed in over me
EVEN AS the waters flood me
f to take my life;
WITH A PURPOSE TO kill me
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the deep surrounded me;
IN OTHER WORDS, as I'm drowning
weeds were wrapped about my head
IN OTHER WORDS, as I'm suffocating
at the roots of the mountains.
AT the bottom of the sea
I went down to the land
IN OTHER WORDS, the pit of Sheol
whose bars closed upon me forever;
MEANING, the place where I will be imprisoned forever
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yet you brought up my life from the pit, O Lord my God.
NEVERTHELESS, you saved me, God
When my life was fainting away,
WHEN I was dying
I remembered the Lord ,
I remembered the faithfulness of God
g and my prayer came to you,
WITH THE RESULT that I sought Him out
into your holy temple .
IN your dwelling place (you allowed me in)
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h Those who pay regard to vain idols
Contrary to those who worship idols
i forsake their hope of steadfast love.
WITH THE RESULT THAT they forget about the God who delivers them
j But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you;
MY RESPONSE OF COMING INTO YOUR DWELLING PLACE/being delivered is that I will give thanks and worship God, my deliverer
what I have vowed
IN OTHER WORDS, what I promise to do for you
I will pay.
WILL RESULT in me actually doing it
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k Salvation belongs to the Lord !”
FOR Salvation belongs to the Lord (and I owe Him my life)
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And the Lord spoke to the fish,
AS A RESULT of Jonah praying, the Lord (perhaps still disappointed in Jonah) commanded the fish
and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.
THE RESULT of the Lord's command caused the fish to throw-up Jonah onto land.
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