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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
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Titus 3:1-8
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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
  Note on 1c - One may ask why I consider 1c a concessive statement.
1 Peter 1:1-5
A Brief Synopsis 7a seems to be the ground for these four verses.
1 Peter 1:6-9
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The Believer's Eulogy
Ephesians 1:1-14
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Published August 8th, 2015
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The believer's eulogy of God is based upon the blessings He has blessed us with in Christ. These blessings should forever cause us to bless God and break forth in glorious praise!
notes 1452680593214 Main point summary The believer's eulogy of God is based upon the blessings He has blessed us with in Christ. These blessings should forever cause us to bless God and break forth in glorious praise!
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Paul, a an apostle of Christ Jesus b by the will of God,
To the saints who are in Ephesus, and c are faithful 1 in Christ Jesus:
locative
d Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
ideaexplanation
e Blessed be f the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing g in the heavenly places,
actionmanner
h even as he i chose us in him j before the foundation of the world,
that we should be k holy and blameless before him.
temporal
actionpurpose
In love l he predestined us 1 for m adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, n according to the purpose of his will, o to the praise of his glorious grace,
with which he has blessed us in p the Beloved.
actionresult
In him we have r redemption s through his blood, t the forgiveness of our trespasses, u according to the riches of his grace,
which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight
v making known 1 to us the mystery of his will,
n according to his purpose, which he w set forth in Christ as a plan for x the fullness of time,
y to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
In him [also] we have obtained z an inheritance,
a having been predestined
b according to the purpose of him who works all things according to c the counsel of his will,
so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be d to the praise of his glory.
In him you also, when you heard e the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation,
and believed in him,
series
f were sealed with the g promised Holy Spirit,
situationresponse
who is h the guarantee 1 of our i inheritance
until j we acquire k possession of it, 2 l to the praise of his glory.
anticipationfulfillment
generalspecific
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11436919734382 1436919734382 Arc 2015-07-15 00:22:14 2015-08-09 23:55:28 NT 49 1 1 1 14 Ephesians 1:1-14 esv Paul, a an apostle of Christ Jesus b by the will of God, i1 To the saints who are in Ephesus, and c are faithful 1 in Christ Jesus: i85 i87 locative 1 d Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. i77 i81 ideaexplanation 1 e Blessed be f the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, i79 who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing g in the heavenly places, i88 i94 actionmanner 1 h even as he i chose us in him j before the foundation of the world, i83 that we should be k holy and blameless before him. i20 i96 temporal 1 2 i97 actionpurpose 1 In love l he predestined us 1 for m adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, n according to the purpose of his will, o to the praise of his glorious grace, i23 with which he has blessed us in p the Beloved. i21 i40 actionmanner 1 i98 ideaexplanation 1 i72 actionresult 2 In him we have r redemption s through his blood, t the forgiveness of our trespasses, u according to the riches of his grace, i22 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight i24 i48 ideaexplanation 1 v making known 1 to us the mystery of his will, i25 n according to his purpose, which he w set forth in Christ as a plan for x the fullness of time, i26 i75 temporal 1 i76 actionmanner 1 y to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. i27 i51 actionpurpose 2 In him [also] we have obtained z an inheritance, i28 a having been predestined i29 i38 actionmanner 2 b according to the purpose of him who works all things according to c the counsel of his will, i30 i52 actionmanner 1 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be d to the praise of his glory. i31 i53 2 actionpurpose In him you also, when you heard e the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, i32 and believed in him, i33 i54 series f were sealed with the g promised Holy Spirit, i34 i55 actionmanner 2 i64 situationresponse 2 who is h the guarantee 1 of our i inheritance i35 until j we acquire k possession of it, 2 l to the praise of his glory. i36 i56 temporal 1 i65 anticipationfulfillment 2 i71 actionmanner 1 i68 generalspecific 1 1 1 1 1 1 90 90 100 80 esv 550 a 1338 discourse
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