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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
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 Law Does Not Justify; It Condemns
Romans 3:1-20
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.
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Published July 9th, 2018; Updated October 10th, 2018
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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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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?
THEN, QUESTION: What's the point of being Jewish?
Are we Jews 1 any better off? 2
IN OTHER WORDS, are the Jews really better/in a better position than the Gentiles?
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No, not at all.
ANSWER: Absolutely not
For we have already charged that all, both k Jews and l Greeks, are m under sin,
BECAUSE we have already established that everyone is sinful
as it is written:
AS the Bible says:
n “None is righteous,
No one does good
no, not one;
MEANING, absolutely no one
no one understands;
AND no one gets what righteousness is
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no one seeks for God.
BECAUSE no one desires God above themselves
All have turned aside;
Everyone has rejected God
together they have become worthless;
WITH THE RESULT that they have given up the very thing that gives them worth
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no one does good,
AGAIN, no one does righteous works
not even one.”
MEANING, absolutely no one
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o “Their throat is p an open grave;
MORE SPECIFICALLY, they ingest and spit out death (their minds/mouths are unbridled)
they use their tongues to deceive.”
IN OTHER WORDS, they don't tell the truth
q “The venom of asps is under their lips.”
IN OTHER WORDS, they are spew out venomous things
r “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”
IN OTHER WORDS, they have nothing good to say
s “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
They are warmongers (their bodies are untamed)
in their paths are ruin and misery,
IN OTHER WORDS, they only know how to destroy
and t the way of peace they have not known.”
AS A RESULT, they don't know peace
u “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
BECAUSE they have rejected God
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Now we know that whatever v the law says it speaks to those who are under the law,
PUT POSTIVELY, what the law accomplishes is to establish its supremacy over you
w so that every mouth may be stopped,
IN ORDER THAT, you cannot boast
and x the whole world may be held accountable to God.
AND TO keep everyone accountable to God (through those who have the law)
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For y by works of the law no human being 1 will be justified in his sight,
WHAT I MEAN IS, everyone does not do what the law requires, and thus, are not righteous
since z through the law comes knowledge of sin.
BECAUSE the law only shows you the extent and depth of your sin (not seeking/fearing God)
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Under the law, you are not righteous/justified, but sinners
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