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The Blessed Hope. 1 Peter 1:3-5.
December 17, 2017

In 1 Peter 1:3-5, the Apostle Peter comforts those who face difficulty by explaining the nature of our Blessed Hope. In that, he shows 1) The Source of our Blessed Hope (1 Peter 1:3), 2) The Surety of our Blessed Hope (1 Peter 1:4), and 3) The Salvation of our Blessed Hope (1 Peter 1:5) [READ MORE]



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Joy to the World the Lord has Come. John 1:19-37.
December 3, 2017
In the account of Christ’s advent in John 1:19-37, we see a 1) Joyful Preparation (John 1:19-28), a 2) Joyful Arrival (John 1:29-34) and a resulting 3) Joyful Response (John 1:35-37). [READ MORE]


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The Mystery Revealed. Romans 16:25-27.
November 26, 2017

1) The Gospel that Strengthens Believers (Romans 16:25a), 2) The Gospel that Proclaims Jesus Christ (Romans 16:25b), and 3) The Gospel that Reveals God’s Mystery (Romans 16:25c–27). [READ MORE]



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Unwavering Faith. Romans 14:13-32
November 19, 2017

Our liberty should 1) Never cause a brother to stumble (v. 13), 2) to grieve or be devastated (vv. 14–15); and it should 3) never forfeit our witness for Christ (vv. 16–19), 4) tear down His work (vv. 20–21), or be either 5) denounced or flaunted (vv. 22–23). [READ MORE]



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If God is for us, Who can be Against Us?. Romans 8:31-32
November 12, 2017
The impossibility of meaningful 1) Opposition (Romans 8:31), or 2) Depravation (Romans 8:32) [READ MORE]


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The Danger of Criticism. Romans 14:1-12.
November 5, 2017

In Romans 14:2–12, Paul gives four reasons why all believers (both strong and weak) should receive all other believers. They should receive each other because 1) God receives them (Romans 14:2–3), because 2) The Lord sustains each believer (Romans 14:4), because 3) The Lord is sovereign to each believer (Romans 14:5–9), and because 4) The Lord alone will judge each believer (Romans 14:10–12). [READ MORE]



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The Remnant of Israel. Romans 11:25-32.
October 22, 2017
God is glorified in His: 1) Sovereignty (Romans 11:25–26a), in 2) Integrity Romans 11:26b–29), and in His 3) Generosity (Romans 11:30–32). [READ MORE]


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Jesus is Lord. Romans 10:4-10.
October 15, 2017

The fact that Jesus is Lord is seen through: 1) The Antithesis of God’s Righteousness (Romans 10:4–5), 2) The Availability of God’s Righteousness (Romans 10:6–8), 3) The Acquisition of God’s Righteousness (Romans 10:9–10) [READ MORE]



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Thanking God in Hard Times. Psalm 75:1-10.
October 8, 2017

With confidence on the the righteousness and justice of God, we are able to be “Thanking God in Hard Times”. For the people of God this is seen in 1) A Communal Thanksgiving (Psalm 75:1), 2) A Careful Thanksgiving (Psalm 75:2-5),  3) A Contemplative Thanksgiving (Psalm 75:6-8), and finally 4) A Certain Thanksgiving (Psalm 57:9-10). [READ MORE]



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Spiritual Adoption. Romans 9:1-5.
October 1, 2017

In Romans 9:1-5, Paul introduces the discussion of Israel and the topic of adoption in describing His: 1) Personal Testimony of Adoption (Romans 9:1–3), 2) Corporate Testimony of Adoption (Romans 9:4-5) [READ MORE]



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Salvation Story
September 17, 2017

In understanding the Salvation Story we can see: The People of Salvation(Romans 8:28), 2) The Purpose of Salvation (Romans 8:29c-d), and 3) The Process of Salvation (Romans 8:29a-b, 30) [READ MORE]



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Restored Identity. Romans 8:19-27.
September 10, 2017

While we await our Restored Identity in God we experience: 1)  The Groaning of Creation (Romans 8:19–22), 2) The Groaning of Believers (Romans 8:23–25), and  3) The Groaning of the Holy Spirit(Romans 8:26–27). [READ MORE]



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Deliver Us. Romans 7:14-25
September 3, 2017
Paul describes 1) The confusion (Romans 7:14–16), 2) The corruption (Romans 7:17–20) and 3) The conclusion (Romans 7:21–25). in seeing Christ as the ultimate deliverer of our inner conflict. [READ MORE]


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No Longer a Slave. Romans 6:17-22.
August 27, 2017

1) The Position (Romans 6:17–22), 2)  Practice(Romans 6:19), and 3)  Promise (Romans 6:20-22) or one who is either a slave to sin or to God.
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Dead to Sin, Alive to God. Romans 6:11-14
August 6, 2017
In order to live as ones “Dead to Sin and Alive to God” we must: 1) Know, 2) Consider, and 3) Yield to the truth of God.
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Life for All. Romans 5:15-21
July 30, 2017

Paul explores five essential areas of contrast between the condemning act of Adam and the glorious redemptive act of Christ. Those acts were different in their 1) Effectiveness (Romans 5:15), 2) Extent (Romans 5:16), 3) Efficacy (Romans 5:17), 4) Essence (Romans 5:18–19), and in their 5) Energy (Romans 5:20–21). [READ MORE]



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Unwavering Faith. Romans 5:1-5a
July 16, 2017
Believer’s can be Assured of their salvation, possessing Unwavering Faithbecause of: 1) The believer’s Peace with God (Romans 5:1), their 2) Standing in Grace (Romans 5:2a), and their 3) Hope of glory (Romans 5:2b-5a) [READ MORE]


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Justified. Romans 4:1-8.
July 9, 2017

In Romans 4:1-8, the Apostle Paul explains how one is justified, or in a right standing with God, by faith alone. Using the ultimate example why human works do not save, he explains how: 1) Abraham Was Not Justified By His Works (Romans 4:1–2) 2) Abraham Was Justified by His Faith (Romans 4:3–5), 3) Justification Brings Blessing (Romans 4:6–8) [READ MORE]



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The Great Divide. Romans 2:6-10.
July 2, 2017

In Romans 2:6–10 Paul draws a clear line between two classes of people, this “Great Divide” shows the only two classes that exist: the saved and the unsaved. He explains first 1) The Dividing of Deeds (Romans 2:6), then showing the differences between 2) The Deeds of the Unredeemed (Romans 2:8–9), and finally 3) The Deeds of the Redeemed (Romans 2:7, 10), [READ MORE]



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Good News. Romans 1:1-7
June 25, 2017

In Romans 1:1–7 Paul unfolds seven aspects of the good news of Jesus Christ. He first identifies 1) The Preacher (Romans 1:1) and  Promise (Romans 1:2), 2) Person (Romans 1:3-4), 3) Provision , Proclamation, Purpose (Romans 1:5), and finally the 4) Privileges of the good news (Romans 1:6-7). [READ MORE]



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Call of the Father. Hosea 11:1-9.
June 18, 2017

God shows the loving “Call of the Father” in declaring His actions in 1) The Past (Hosea 11:1-4), 2) Present (Hosea 11:5-7) and 3)Future (Hosea 11:8-11) dealings with His children. [READ MORE]



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The Triune God. Matthew 3:13-17
June 11, 2017
The Triune God” is shown in the 1) Baptism of the Son (Matthew 3:13-15), 2) Anointing of the Spirit (Matthew 3:16), and the 3) Confirmation by the Father  (Matthew 3:17). [READ MORE]


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Relationships. Titus 3:9-15.
May 28, 2017

In order to have an effective witness, Christians must distinguish true relationships against those with: 1) False Teachers (Titus 3:9), 2)Factious People(Titus 3:10–11) and they must seek true relationships with: 3) Fellow Servants (Titus 3:12–13) and 4) Faithful Friends(Titus 3:14–15)

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The Christian’s Responsibility in Society
May 21, 2017

In Titus 3:1-8, Paul admonishes Titus to remind Christians on Crete of realities they had heard many times before. The four major areas of remembrance pertain to 1) Our duties as Christians (Titus 3: 1–2), 2) to our former condition of unbelief and sin (Titus 3: 3), 3) To our salvation through Jesus Christ (Titus 3: 4–7), and 4) To our mission to an unbelieving, lost world (Titus 3: 8). [READ MORE]



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Rebekah: The Mother of Esau and Jacob. Genesis 25:19-26
May 14, 2017

Rebekah the Mother of Esau and Jacob, is a lesson in struggling through: 1) A disappointed home (Genesis 25:19-21), 2) A distressed home (Genesis 25:22–23) and 3) A divided home (Genesis 25:24–28). [READ MORE]



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