2 Peter – Part 6: Remember the Gospel!

Theme: REMEMBER THE GOSPEL! 2nd Peter represents the Apostle Peter’s 2nd epistle. Written shortly after the first, the distinguishing mark of this letter is not only its focus on the gospel, but its efficient and effective presentation. In this respect, Peter does two things. First, he reminds us of what the (true) gospel teaches (1:1-15), […]

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2 Peter – Part 4: Remember the Gospel

Theme: REMEMBER THE GOSPEL! 2nd Peter represents the Apostle Peter’s 2nd epistle. Written shortly after the first, the distinguishing mark of this letter is not only its focus on the gospel, but its efficient and effective presentation. In this respect, Peter does two things. First, he reminds us of what the (true) gospel teaches (1:1-15), […]

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2 Peter Abstract – Part 2: Remember the Gospel!

Theme: REMEMBER THE GOSPEL! 2nd Peter represents the Apostle Peter’s 2nd epistle. Written shortly after the first, the distinguishing mark of this letter is not only its focus on the gospel, but its efficient and effective presentation. In this respect, Peter does two things. First, he reminds us of what the (true) gospel teaches (1:1-5), […]

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2 Peter Abstract – Part 1: Remember the Gospel!

2nd Peter represents the Apostle Peter’s 2nd epistle. Written shortly after the first, the distinguishing mark of this letter is not only its focus on the saving gospel, but its efficient and effective presentation. In this respect, Peter does two things. First, he reminds us of what the saving gospel teaches (1:1-5), then he provides […]

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Matthew 5 – Part 9: Old Testament Authoritative for New Covenant

8.10. Paul’s problem is not with obligating Christians to the Law under its NC application and empowerment but rather obligating Christians to the Law under its OC application and empowerment (In re: to application: 1. Justification = Rom 3:20-28 w/Jer 31:33; Rom 10:4 w/13:8-10; Gal 2:11-16, 5:1-4 w/13-14; Act 15:5-10; 1Co 7:19 w/Lev 10:10-11– Bipartite […]

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Matthew 5.2 – Conditional Identity

6. Jesus asserts that the identity we have gained as God’s people must be maintained through productivity and public witness (again Exo 19:4-6 = Israel’s identity also needed to be maintained – i.e. it was conditional): 6.1. (13) In the ancient world, salt was used as fertilizer for the soil/earth (“earth” = th/j gh/j = […]

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Matthew Introduction – Part 14: The Saving Gospel is a Marriage Covenant

6.4.3. What it is: A marriage covenant The plan of salvation communicated throughout the Bible’s redemptive history is always the same (e.g. Heb 8:5-6 = the “DNA” of God’s redemptive plan remains the same). It involves people entering into a marriage covenant with God[1]. 6.4.3.1. Consider: 6.4.3.1.1. God’s salvation always includes a covenant (Adamic = […]

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Evangelical Myths – Part 2

Included in Paul’s instruction to pastors is the obligation to, “Have nothing to do with (i.e. reject) irreverent, silly myths [lit. imaginary beliefs promoted by old women and the world](1Ti 4:7).” In this respect, Paul’s goal for God’s Church is clear. He desires that congregations be equipped to discern and distance themselves from those doctrines […]

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Resurrection Sunday

Philippians 3:1-11; 1 Corinthians 15:12-19 Paul is talking about 1) avoiding those Jewish Christians who teach that gaining justification requires becoming a Jew. Such righteousness is now gained by ALL through simple faith in Christ. 2) about maintaining a life which attains to our own resurrection from the dead.

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