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Even in the prophets, we see the gospel clearly proclaimed. Take heart and know that even long ago God planned to save a people unto Himself
Hosea 2:16-20
Idolatry is an act of unfaithfulness to Yahweh. His purpose of His people is that they know Him in an intimate way, forsaking all others.
Hosea 2:16-20
Do not be discouraged when you sin. God's promise to be with His people is not hindered by your sin, as we learn from Jacob
Genesis 28:10-15
God's promise to keep you secure lies not in your ability to perform or not perform, but in His good word
Genesis 28:10-15
Jesus' incarnation was not simply to come as God in the flesh. It was to fulfill the atonement for His people and be crushed by God.
Isaiah 53:1-6
Worry & Anxiousness are the beginning signs of idolatry, even worry over our basic needs. Do you worry?
Matthew 6:25-34
Even our basic needs are no cause for anxiety. Jesus assures us that the Father will provide for His children from day to day
Matthew 6:25-34
What does believing and doubting have to do with prayer and receiving from God? EVERYTHING!
James 1:2-8
The believer's certainty is so sure that John stated it twice. God's love for His people is remarkable!
John 3:9-18
Humility is submitting to God, both in trials and in the Church
1 Peter 5:6-9
Paul's success in the gospel was due largely to the people's help. Do you stand behind those who minister to you?
Philippians 1:3-11
The resurrection gives a believer hope because he will be kept by a power greater than himself–God's own power.
1Peter 1:3-5
We receive everything of God "according to His great mercy." Everything hinges on this
1Peter 1:3-5
How do we fear God and love Him at the same time? The Psalmist has the answer
Psalms 147:10-11
Our salvation is the most precious thing we have. The prophets, apostles, and Holy Spirit all testify to it
1 Peter 1:10-12
The Incarnation of Christ is about more than just a manger. He is manifested for the joy of the world
1 John 1:1-5
Chaos is not always bad. God commands that we fully lean on Him. Israel's wanderings are a great example of good chaos.
Deuteronomy 8:1-5
A person who fancies their self religious but has no outward manifestation is one who is most deceived indeed.
James 1:26-27
Trials are only here for a little while; and then we are with Jesus. What a great comfort this should be to Christians!
1 Peter 1:1-9
God's holiness is fearful; His mercy is greater
Isaiah 6:1-7
Forget your checklist. Stop looking inside to find your justification and look to the cross for a clean conscience.
Galatians 3:1-7
God is the ultimate Blesser. We should focus less on our blessings and focus more on the Blesser Himself.
Ephesians 1:1-14
The goodness of God leads us to great philanthropic acts (good works) because He saved us from a life of sinful desires and attitudes.
Titus 3:1-8
Do you like stirring up trouble? Are you a person who likes to argue just for argument's sake? If so you may be in danger!
Titus 3:9-11
If you believe good works has nothing to do with Christianity, think again. Good works doesn't sanctify us but it proves our fruit.
Titus 3:12-15
Phrase.
Titus 3:1-8
Main point summary. Arc.
Ephesians 1:1-14
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Galatians 1:1-5
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1 Corinthians 2:6-9
It appears that the two main themes that flow out of this passage are: To His glorious praise.
Ephesians 1:3-9
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Ephesians 1:3-10
Inheritors of the Crown   Again, the glory of God and Christ are the central theme in this pass...
Ephesians 1:11-14
Context This section of Hebrews 11 deals specifically with the faith of Abraham.
Hebrews 11:8-19
A Brief Synopsis 7a seems to be the ground for these four verses.
1 Peter 1:6-9
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Our Great Salvation!
1 Peter 1:1-5
  Note on 1c - One may ask why I consider 1c a concessive statement.
Published June 1st, 2012
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Note on 1c - One may ask why I consider 1c a concessive statement. One primary reason is that as believers we belong to the Most High God. Should one who is a child of God have to be an exile or foriegner (See Mt 17:25 for another example)? Yet we know that because of our faith in Christ we are outcasts. But when the King of Kings shall return in righteousness we will no longer be exiles but our true identities as citizens of a "better country" will come to full fruitation! Peter encourages and comforts these strangers in a strange land. They are pilgrims and have been into "dispersion." He reminds them of their election and recalls what it means for them (sprinkling of the blood of Christ, obedience, and sanctification) after which, he launches into a beautiful eulogy of God's grace! I veiw the main theme of these five verses as 3b, According to His great mercy! How marvelous and awesome is the grace of the Father. This one phrase grounds the entire reason for what follows: Being born again - It is solely the grace of God that is the cause of our new birth. And our birth comes only because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. If not for His being raised from the dead we would, as Paul has stated, we are still in our sins (1Cor 15:17). Our new birth has also been called by Peter, a living hope. This hope is living because it is authored by the Living Water Himself. He cannot fail and despite the circumstane surrounding their dispersion (and ours) He is alive to make sure that we receive what He has intended us to receive. And also, the hope is not one of futile wishing; it does not intend to be a matter of 'if' but a matter of 'when.' It is a hope with the expectation that looks to the surety of promise. The inheritance is lasting - Peter describes our living hope with three strong words: imperishable, undefiled, unfading. Each of these characteristics presents a unique quality to the hope to which they are being called. Imperishable is something that cannot waste away. Undefiled is that which is of the purest kind, and unfading means it never dulls or vanishes. The inheritance is kept by God - Perhaps this is the most comforting thought for this means that we do not have to strive to hold on to our inheritance. God keeps it safe and steady and we need not wonder about His faithfulness. We are kept by God - Even greater than our inheritance being kept by God is the fact that our very salvation is kept by Him. This ties beautifully into verse 2, for if it is God's active election that calls us and causes us to be sanctified unto obedience then surely He will see it through til the very end (Php 1:6). As usual, the expected word for God's power, dunamis, is used here. But it is also coupled with another word, phroureo, which is a military word for a sentinel that guards a thing or person with his life. How awesome to think that God is actually our sentinel! How much more should we be thankful that our own weak and frail power does not guard us. Application of the text The world views us as exiles and strangers. And we are. We should recognize two things: We are in the world but not of it - The sooner we come to this realization the better our predicament. God has never intended us to be a permanent residet of this fading sod. We can no more pitch our tents and settle down than could we live in Sodom and Gomorrah and think that our garments would not become defiled. One day, the King of Kings shall return and set all things straight and His righteousness it will be that shines through us. We must stop being chameleons - There is nothing worse than a Christian who puts on another skin when in the presence of unbelievers. They hide their identities because they crave the praise of men more than the praise of God (Joh 12:42). They desire to be liked by the world and so they imitate the world when they are in company of the world. These are the ones who are in danger of Hellfire and should, as Peter has stated, make their calling and election sure. As exiles we have a greater inheritance than what this world can offer. We've no need to crave the things that are temporal. Our focus should be telescopically fixed upon Jesus. Remeber, Peter praises God for His GREAT MERCY!! He is the true rewarder of those that diligently seek Him; He is the treasure that is worth forsaking all that you have; and He is the eternal One that makes the eternal covenant (and fulfills it) with His people. But how will we seek Him if we refuse to pull up our tent pegs and follow Him homeward?
10000000080840 80840 Notes 2011-06-10 17:02:32 2011-06-21 17:54:37 Note on 1c - One may ask why I consider 1c a concessive statement. One primary reason is that as believers we belong to the Most High God. Should one who is a child of God have to be an exile or foriegner (See Mt 17:25 for another example)? Yet we know that because of our faith in Christ we are outcasts. But when the King of Kings shall return in righteousness we will no longer be exiles but our true identities as citizens of a "better country" will come to full fruitation! Peter encourages and comforts these strangers in a strange land. They are pilgrims and have been into "dispersion." He reminds them of their election and recalls what it means for them (sprinkling of the blood of Christ, obedience, and sanctification) after which, he launches into a beautiful eulogy of God's grace! I veiw the main theme of these five verses as 3b, According to His great mercy! How marvelous and awesome is the grace of the Father. This one phrase grounds the entire reason for what follows: Being born again - It is solely the grace of God that is the cause of our new birth. And our birth comes only because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. If not for His being raised from the dead we would, as Paul has stated, we are still in our sins (1Cor 15:17). Our new birth has also been called by Peter, a living hope. This hope is living because it is authored by the Living Water Himself. He cannot fail and despite the circumstane surrounding their dispersion (and ours) He is alive to make sure that we receive what He has intended us to receive. And also, the hope is not one of futile wishing; it does not intend to be a matter of 'if' but a matter of 'when.' It is a hope with the expectation that looks to the surety of promise. The inheritance is lasting - Peter describes our living hope with three strong words: imperishable, undefiled, unfading. Each of these characteristics presents a unique quality to the hope to which they are being called. Imperishable is something that cannot waste away. Undefiled is that which is of the purest kind, and unfading means it never dulls or vanishes. The inheritance is kept by God - Perhaps this is the most comforting thought for this means that we do not have to strive to hold on to our inheritance. God keeps it safe and steady and we need not wonder about His faithfulness. We are kept by God - Even greater than our inheritance being kept by God is the fact that our very salvation is kept by Him. This ties beautifully into verse 2, for if it is God's active election that calls us and causes us to be sanctified unto obedience then surely He will see it through til the very end (Php 1:6). As usual, the expected word for God's power, dunamis, is used here. But it is also coupled with another word, phroureo, which is a military word for a sentinel that guards a thing or person with his life. How awesome to think that God is actually our sentinel! How much more should we be thankful that our own weak and frail power does not guard us. Application of the text The world views us as exiles and strangers. And we are. We should recognize two things: We are in the world but not of it - The sooner we come to this realization the better our predicament. God has never intended us to be a permanent residet of this fading sod. We can no more pitch our tents and settle down than could we live in Sodom and Gomorrah and think that our garments would not become defiled. One day, the King of Kings shall return and set all things straight and His righteousness it will be that shines through us. We must stop being chameleons - There is nothing worse than a Christian who puts on another skin when in the presence of unbelievers. They hide their identities because they crave the praise of men more than the praise of God (Joh 12:42). They desire to be liked by the world and so they imitate the world when they are in company of the world. These are the ones who are in danger of Hellfire and should, as Peter has stated, make their calling and election sure. As exiles we have a greater inheritance than what this world can offer. We've no need to crave the things that are temporal. Our focus should be telescopically fixed upon Jesus. Remeber, Peter praises God for His GREAT MERCY!! He is the true rewarder of those that diligently seek Him; He is the treasure that is worth forsaking all that you have; and He is the eternal One that makes the eternal covenant (and fulfills it) with His people. But how will we seek Him if we refuse to pull up our tent pegs and follow Him homeward? notes
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1 Peter 1:1-5
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Peter,
an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who are elect exiles of the dispersion
in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
concessive
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father,
in the sanctification of the Spirit,
for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood:
May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
According to his great mercy,
he has caused us to be born again to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
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to an inheritance
that is imperishable,
undefiled,
and unfading,
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kept in heaven for you,
who by God's power are being guarded through faith
for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
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