(t) Submission to God The theme of Matthew eight is submission to God. The healings/exorcisms recorded in this chapter are therefore meant to teach us valuable truths in relation to this subject. It is entirely fitting for this to be the next area of consideration given: 1) the crowd’s current yet fickle infatuation w/Jesus (7:28-8:1 […]
The importance of understanding these three words (love, lust and the Lord) and their relationship to each other, cannot be overstated. Such understanding is the basis for assessing and addressing the human condition (i.e. why we do what we do; what we should do). Love is a decision/choice whereas lust is a feeling: 1.1. Love […]
Refute this statement with biblical support: “God’s law is too hard for anyone who is not perfect or sinless to keep faithfully. Two Truths regarding God’s Sovereignty and Human Responsibility: 1) Our status before God can change. 2) God’s decrees cannot change.
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. 188.8.131.52. Consider: 184.108.40.206.1. God’s salvation always includes a covenant (Adamic = […]
Have you submitted to ONE Lord? 1.1 He is the one who defines your Christianity or your Christiam faith. 1.2 He is the one you obey above everything else, or anyone else, no matter how difficult or demanding. 1.3 We are to view ourselves as doulos/slaves. Have you embraced the ONE faith? 2.1 Faith in […]
For 3 weeks now, I have been sharing with you My version of A Christmas Carol and that is my intention again this morning; to FINISH my story (or your story as we shall see) as my gift to you this Christmas—a gift to get you thinking about what really matters. Several weeks ago we […]
The Sound Gospel is the good news of Abundant Life in Jesus Christ if we submit to Him as Lord Before Savior in the relationship of covenant through His Church. We will be judged according to our deeds since faithful obedience: – Is within our ability – Is our responsibility – not the responsibility of […]
Matthew 7:24 Justification is to possess a reconciled, righteous, and forgiven state before God. Salvation is to be delivered from God’s eternal wrath (because I have maintained my justification to the end).
Luke 6:46-49; Matthew 7:21-27 You must make a commitment to Christ as your Supreme Love, Top Priority, and Only Hope of justification and abundant life.
Luke 6:46-49; Matthew 7:21-27 Only by faith do we GAIN justification; only by faithfulness do we MAINTAIN it.
Luke 6:46-49; Matthew 7:21-27 Submitting to Jesus means a commitment to Christ of faithful obedience for the rest of your life. Faithful obedience to Christ is always a part of what it means when the Bible talks about faith or belief in Christ.
Luke 6:46-49; Matthew 7:21-27 We make a commitment to Christ as Master or BOSS of all things. 1) When it comes to issues of salvation, Christ has absolute authority over all we do or say. 2) The idea or concept of God as Master or BOSS is applied to God in the Old Testament. 3) […]
2 Peter 1 1. You will be dismissing a major focus in not only the ministry of Peter, but also Jesus and the Apostles. 2. You will be discounting the authority of Peter’s office. 3. You will be denying the divine support for Peter’s interpretation of the Christian Faith.