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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
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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Put on Christ
Colossians 3:12-17
Church, set your minds on things above by loving one another as Christ loved you, which is your thanksgiving to God.
#Christ
#love
#Thanksgiving
Published July 10th, 2018; Updated July 12th, 2018
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Church, put on Christian love, put on Christ. Christian love is defined by Christ's kingship in our lives and our response of thankfulness to God through Christ who dwells in us. Thus, Christian love is rooted in the sovereignty of God who saves us from sin, and then personifies itself in the qualities of Christ being displayed through us, namely, having compassion on sinners, as we are sinners, showing them kindness, as we have been given grace, being humble, as we deserve nothing, displaying meekness, as we are content, and exercising patience, as we were once rebels. More specifically, we display Christian love (and thus Christ) by bearing the burdens of those He loves and by forgiving those He came to save.
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Colossians 3:12-17
esv
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d Put on then,
Put on the following things
as e God’s chosen ones,
BY BEING God's people
holy
MEANING people who are sanctified
and beloved,
AND people who are cherished by God
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actionmanner
f compassionate hearts,
Compassionate hearts (convicted hearts)
g kindness,
THAT LEADS to being kindness for others
h humility,
THAT IS ROOTED in humility because you know your sin
meekness,
THAT PUTS ON meekness knowing you deserve nothing
and patience,
AND THAT IS infinitely patient because of the patience God had in choosing you, his holy and beloved
progression
h bearing with one another
BY BEARING another person's problems and struggles
and, i if one has a complaint against another,
AND, IF one person does not like what another is doing
g forgiving each other;
THEN, BY FORGIVING that person
conditional
g as the Lord has forgiven you,
IN OTHER WORDS, Christ has forgiven you
comparison
so you also must forgive.
THEREFORE, you must be forgiving
inference
And above all these put on j love,
Greater than being compassionate, kind, humble, meek, and patient, and as a first importance, be loving
which k binds everything together
MEANING put on this thing that inherently displays all these other things (compassion, etc.)
in l perfect harmony.
THE RESULT OF THIS BINDING is perfect unity
actionresult
And let m the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
BY Christ ruling/championing your very being
to which indeed you were called
MEANING, this Christ to whom you've been drawn together, as a collective whole, with other Christians
n in one body.
WITH THE RESULT that you are inseparably linked to all other Christians and serve other Christians (functionally)
And o be thankful .
WHICH RESULTS IN a response of thankfulness
Let p the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
IN OTHER WORDS, dwell on the Word of God as a body
teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,
BY TEACHING and ADMONISHING other Christians in the body
q singing psalms
AND BY SINGING the Bible
and hymns
AND songs about the Bible
and spiritual songs,
AND songs about your salvation (promulgated by the Holy Spirit)
r with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
ALL WHILE BEING thankful (not for yourself) to/setting your gaze on God
And s whatever you do,
IN OTHER WORDS, in your doing
in word or deed,
THAT IS, when you speak and act
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
DO IT IN Christ
t giving thanks to God the Father
IN OTHER WORDS, do things in Christ BY GIVING thanks to God
through him.
BY Christ dwelling in you
Our personal thanks is NOT enough - it MUST be through Christ that we give thanks to God, and this is how we do everything in Christ
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