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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
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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The Authority of God’s Word
Galatians 1
Scripture is from God alone.  Let no man claim otherwise.
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Published August 9th, 2018; Updated September 12th, 2018
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God’s Gospel and Paul’s Gospel are one and the same, because Paul’s Gospel was given to him and authorized by God himself, as exemplified in Christ’s initial revelation to Paul of the Gospel’s truth, in the confirmation of God to Paul as he sojourned apart from others who could influence him, in the [brief] response of Peter, an apostle, and his subsequent embrace of Paul, and in the praise of those who once knew Paul as a persecutor of the church now turned preacher of faith. By this account, any man who claims a contrary Gospel to the one that Paul preaches shall be condemned.
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Paul, an a apostle—
Paul, a servant entrusted with God-given authority to proclaim and establish the truth among the church
b not from men nor through man,
NOT entrusted by men
but c through Jesus Christ and God the Father, d who raised him from the dead—
BUT by Christ and the Father who sent Him to die and rise up from the grave
and all e the brothers 1 who are with me,
FURTHERMORE, also by those who God has also called to apostleship,
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To f the churches of Galatia:
LET ME EXPLAIN MY INTRO TO YOU, Galatia
g Grace to you and peace h from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,
Let me remind you of the gospel: You already know God’s grace and peace through salvation in Christ
i who gave himself for our sins
THIS Christ who died for your sins
to deliver us from the present j evil age,
IN ORDER TO save us from sin and evil in this world
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according to the will of k our God and Father,
BY the Will and direction of God
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to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
FOR WHICH, He deserves all glory and honour.
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I am astonished that you are l so quickly deserting m him who called you in the grace of Christ
DESPITE THE FOREGOING, I find that you are defecting from this gospel to which you were graciously called
and are turning to n a different gospel—
WITH THE RESULT that you are believing an different, wrong gospel
o not that there is another one,
EVEN THOUGH there is no other gospel
but p there are some who trouble you
NEVERTHELESS, some “Christians” are creating problems among those who believe the truth
and want to distort the gospel of Christ.
IN ORDER TO confuse you about the truth of Jesus
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But even if we or q an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel
HOWEVER, IF someone or thing preached a “new” gospel to you
contrary to the one we preached to you,
NOT like the one you heard from me
r let him be accursed.
THEN let that someone/thing be dead to us!
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As we have said before,
JUST AS I said prior
so now I say again:
SO TOO I say again,
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If anyone is preaching to you a gospel
IF you hear a gospel
contrary to the one you received,
NOT like the one I told you
r let him be accursed.
THEN let the the other preacher be dead to us.
For am I now seeking the approval of man,
BECAUSE am I preaching a gospel that comes from and is ordained by man,
or of God?
OR from God?
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Or am I trying s to please man?
IN OTHER WORDS, am I trying to appease another, flawed person’s message? (Because they cannot give you a better human message than the one I had as a Jew of Jews).
If I were still trying to please man,
ANSWER: IF I was trying to please sinful people
I would not be a t servant 1 of Christ.
THEN Christ wouldn’t be my master.
For u I would have you know, brothers, that v the gospel that was preached by me is not man’s gospel. 1
WHAT I MEAN IS that this gospel isn’t made up by human thinking.
w For I did not receive it from any man,
IN OTHER WORDS, man did not give me what I declare to you
nor was I taught it,
ON THE OTHER HAND, no person taught it to me
but I received it x through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
RATHER, Christ revealed it to me
For you have heard of y my former life in Judaism,
BECAUSE, DESPITE my former life as a Jew,
how z I persecuted the church of God violently
MEANING the life I lived to persecute those who believed in God's gospel
and tried to destroy it.
IN ORDER TO remove its presence from the earth
And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people,
FURTHERMORE, and DESPITE that I was very gifted in being a Jew
so extremely a zealous was I for b the traditions of my fathers.
BECAUSE I was incredibly passionate to prove the ways of those who preceded me
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But when he c who had set me apart
God NEVERTHELESS set me apart
d before I was born, 1
PRIOR TO my birth
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and who e called me
AND called me
by his grace,
BY grace
was pleased to reveal his Son to 1 me,
IT RESULTED IN His revelation of His Son to me
in order f that I might preach him among the Gentiles,
FOR THE PURPOSE OF bringing the Gospel to the nations
I did not immediately consult with anyone; 2
FURTHERMORE, I didn’t discuss it with any other person (who might taint it)
nor did I go up to Jerusalem
ALTERNATIVELY, I also did not go to Jerusalem
to those who were apostles before me,
IN OTHER WORDS, to see or speak to the apostles in Jerusalem
but I went away into Arabia,
RATHER, I went to a place with none of the apostles (to hear God)
and returned again to Damascus.
THEN I returned to Damascus (prior to Jerusalem)
Then g after three years I went up to Jerusalem
AFTER SEEING AND UNDERSTANDING THIS GOSPEL, I went to Jerusalem
to visit Cephas
IN ORDER TO see Peter
and remained with him fifteen days.
WHICH RESULTED IN a 15 day stay with him (where He affirmed my calling)
But I saw none of the other apostles except James h the Lord’s brother.
HOWEVER, I saw none of the other apostles except James
(In what I am writing to you, i before God, I do not lie!)
I’m NOT lying
j Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
THEN I began preaching to the Gentiles
And I was still unknown in person to k the churches of Judea
ASTOUNDINGLY, and DESPITE the fact that the Judeans still didn’t know me in person
that are in Christ.
These Judeans who are Christians
They only were hearing it said,
NEVERTHELESS, they heard
“He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.”
THAT the persecutor has become the preacher
And they glorified God
RESULTING IN their glorifying God
because of me.
BECAUSE of my God-wrought testimony
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