One Year of Postings

By the grace of God, we have reached the one-year milestone of this blog with postings for everyday. It is time to re-organise and re-tag the old posts to make the outlines, lists and notes more useful and accessible. There will be no new postings for this year. Thank you for visiting us. We hope the past year's posts have been at least a little help.

This humble blog has clocked one year
Thanks for coming, our reader dear
Re-org, re-tagging lie ahead
For to give all a better read
So from now till thirty-first
Please excuse the posting dearth.


Year end season's greetings to all.

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A Six-Fold Testimony to Christ

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1. By Judas Iscariot (Matt 27:3-4)
2. By Pilate's Wife (Matt 27:19)
3. By Pilate (Matt 27:24, Luke 23:13-14, John 18:38,19:4,6)
4. By Herod (Luke 23:15)
5. By the Thief (Luke 23:41)
6. By the Centurion (Matt 27:54, Mark 15:39, Luke 23:47)

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Brief Survey of New Testament

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Christian Belief
The Fundamental - Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Romans
The False - Galatians, Colossians, Hebrews, 2 Corinthians, 2 Timothy, 2 Peter, Jude
The Future - 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, Revelation

Christian Brethren
Origins of the Church - Acts
Operation of the Church - 1 Corinthians
Officers of the Church - 1 Timothy, Titus

Christian Behaviour
Dealing with Situations - Philippians
Dealing with Slavery - Philemon
Dealing with Sincerity - James
Dealing with Suffering - 1 Peter
Dealing with Sonship - 1 John
Dealing with Separation - 2 John
Dealing with Strife - 3 John

John Phillips

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Brief Survey of Old Testament

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Patriarchs - Genesis
Protectors - Exodus
Priests - Leviticus
Pilgrims - Numbers
People - Deuteronomy
Patriots - Joshua, Judges, Ruth
Princes - Samuel, Kings, Chronicles
Pioneers - Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
Poets - Job, Psalms, Song, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes
Prophets - Isaiah to Malachi

John Phillips

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The World as an Enemy

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I am not to love it. (1 John 2:15)
I am not to be conformed. (Romans 12:2)
I am to overcome it. (1 John 5:4)
I am to keep myself from its defilement. (James 1:27)

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Things I shall Never Know Fully

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The Love of Christ which surpasses knowledge (Eph 3:19)
The Peace of God which surpasses understanding (Phil 4:7)
The Ways of God which are past finding out (Rom 11:33)

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The Lord's Prayer Part 3

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Read Part 1, Part 2.

An appreciation of
1. God's Person - Our Father
2. God's Purposes - Thy kingdom come
3. God's Provision - Give us this day our daily bread
4. God's Pardon - Forgive us our sins
5. God's Purity - Lead us not into temptation
6. God's Protection - Deliver us from evil
7. God's Power - Thine is the kingdom

John Phillips

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The Lord's Body Part 2

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"By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all."
Heb 10:10

Christ has
1. A mystical body: the church
2. A memorial body: the loaf on the table
3. A material body: His physical body in which He suffered and in which He is now glorified at the right hand of the majesty on high.

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Brief Outline of 1 Corinthians 13

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1 Cor 13:1-3 - The Pre-eminence and Value of Love
1 Cor 13:4-7 - The Prerogatives and Virtue of Love
1 Cor 13:8-13 - The Permanence and Victory of Love

W. Graham Scroggie 

Read Part 1, Part 2.

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Themes in Acts

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Origin of the Church
Organization of the Church
Occupation of the Church
Operation of the Church
Oversight of the Church
Ordinance of the Church
Obedience of the Church
Outreach of the Church
Opposition to the Church

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Men For God

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Moses, great Servant for God
Joshua, great Soldier for God
Samuel, great Supplicator for God
David, great Shepherd for God
Job, great Sufferer for God
Isaiah, great Speaker for God
Daniel, great Statesman for God

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Salvation in Psalms

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1. Power (Ps 18:2, 140:7)
2. Protection (Ps 18:35)
3. Person (Ps 18:46, 25:5, 27:9, 51:14)
4. Principle (Ps 69:13)
5. Provision (Ps 50:23)
6. Pleasure (Ps 35:9)
7. Patience (Ps 25:5)
8. Prayer (Ps 38:22)
9. Presence (Ps 85:9)
10. Prospect (Ps 62:1)
11. Platform (Ps 89:26, 95:1)
12. Priesthood (Ps 132:16)

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Precious Things in Peter's Epistles

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1. The Trial of Faith (1 Pet 1:7)
2. The Blood of Christ (1 Pet 1:19)
3. The Living Stone (1 Pet 2:4)
4. The Chief Corner Stone (1 Pet 2:6)
5. The Head of the Corner (1 Pet 2:7)
6. Christian's Faith (2 Pet 1:1)
7. Promises of God (2 Pet 1:4)

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Be it Known

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The Knowledge of Resurrection (Acts 4:10)
The Knowledge of Justification (Acts 13:38)
The Knowledge of Salvation (Acts 28:28)

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Worship in John Gospel

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The Place of Worship
"Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father." John 4:21
In the Old Testament, geographical and literal
In the New Testament, spiritual and moral

The Perception of Worship
"Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews." John 4:22

The Principle of Worship
"But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him." John 4:23
Worship in spirit - not ceremonial, contrast Jerusalem
Worship in truth - not counterfeit, contrast this mountain

The Person of Worship
"God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth." John 4:24

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Four Reigning Powers

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The reign of Death - The Sinner's Condemnation (Rom 5:17)
The reign of Sin - The Sinner's Condition (Rom 5:21)
The reign of Grace - The Saviour's Conquest (Rom 5:21)
The reign in Life - The Saint's Consummation (Rom 5:17)

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The Godless Man in Psalm 53

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No God in his heart (Ps 53:1)
No Grasp in his head (Ps 53:2)
No Good by his hand (Ps 53:3)
No Grace in his habitation (Ps 53:4)
No Gallantry in his host (Ps 53:5)
No Gladness for his hereafter (Ps 53:6)

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Saved By Grace

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"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God." Ephesians 2:8

The Cause - by grace
The Certainty - are ye saved
The Channel - through faith
The Caution - not of yourselves
The Climax - the gift of God

John Ritchie

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The Lord's Body

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Prepared by the Father (Heb 10:5)
Produced by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35)
Possessed by the Lord (Heb 2:14)
Presented at Calvary (Heb 10:10)
Placed in the Tomb (John 19:42)
Perpetuated in Resurrection (Rom 6:9)
Perfected at Ascension (Heb 5:9)
Perceived in Communion (1 Cor 11:29)

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Regeneration is a changed nature
Justification is a changed standing
Reconciliation is a changed condition
Redemption is a changed status
Adoption is a changed position
Sanctification is a changed character
Salvation is a changed destiny

"How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him." Hebrews 2:3

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The Suffering of God

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In Christ, God Himself has entered into and become one with our human suffering.
1. God suffered for man - bearing our human guilt
2. God suffered as man - wearing our human nature
3. God suffered with man - sharing our human sorrow

J. Sidlow Baxter

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The Lamb in the Midst of the Throne

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"And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth." Rev 5:6

seven horns - omnipotence (perfect power)
seven eyes - omniscience (perfect perception)
seven spirits into all the earth - omnipresence (perfect pervasion)

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Prayer

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The place for Prayer - Everywhere (1 Tim 2:8)
The time for Prayer - Always (Luke 18:1)
The subjects for Prayer - Everything (Phil 4:6)
The answers to Prayer - All things (Matt 21:22)
The condition to Prayer - "In My Name" (John 14:14)

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A Study in Emphasis

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We must be born again (John 3:7)
We may be blameless and harmless (Phil 2:15)
We should be holy (Eph 1:4)
We shall be like Him (1 John 3:2)

W. T. Rae

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God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

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"Moreover He said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God." Exodus 3:6

God of Abraham - God of Revelation
God of Isaac - God of Resurrection
God of Jacob - God of Restoration

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Three Questions on Salvation

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The Inquisitive Question - "Are there few that be saved?" Luke 13:23
The Incredulous Question - "Who then can be saved?" Matt 19:25
The Imperative Question - "What must I do to be saved?" Acts 16:30

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Aspects of Justification

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Justification by God (Rom 4:5, 8:33) - The source of Justification
Justification by Grace (Titus 3:7) - The spring of Justification
Justification by Blood (Rom 5:9) - The standard of Justification
Justification by Faith (Rom 3:28) - The sphere of Justification
Justification by Works (James 2:24) - The signs of Justification
Justification by Resurrection (Rom 4:25) - The stamp of Justification
Justification by the Spirit (1 Cor 6:11) - The security of Justification
Justification in Christ (Gal 2:17) - The standing of Justification

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Seven Sabbath Miracles

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Impurity - Man with an unclean Spirit (Mark 1:21-26, Luke 4:33-35)
Indisposition - Simon's wife's mother sick with fever (Mark 1:29-31, Luke 4:38-39)
Inability - Man with withered hand (Matt 12:9, Mark 3:1-5, Luke 6:6-10)
Infirmity - Woman with a spirit of infirmity (Luke 13:10-16)
Immoderation - Man with dropsy (Luke 14:1-4) 
Impotence - Impotent Man (John 5:5-9)
Ignorance - Man born blind (John 9:13-14)

Read Part 1, Part 2.

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The Ability of the Lord

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Able to subdue (Phil 3:21)
Able to keep (2 Tim 1:12, Jude 1:24)
Able to succour (Heb 2:18)
Able to save (Heb 7:25)

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Brief Outline of 1 Peter Part 2

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Chapter 1 - Consolation in Suffering (1 Peter 1:6-7)
Chapter 2 - Conduct in Suffering (1 Peter 2:19-20)
Chapter 3 - Confidence in Suffering (1 Peter 3:15-17)
Chapter 4 - Cheerfulness in Suffering (1 Peter 4:12-13)
Chapter 5 - Compensation for Suffering (1 Peter 5:1,4)

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Brief Outline of 2 Thessalonians

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2Thess 1 The Contemplation of His Coming
2Thess 2 The Consummation of His Coming
2Thess 3 The Confidence of His Coming

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Brief Outline of 1 Thessalonians

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Each chapter in this book contains references to the Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thess 1:9-10, 2:19, 3:13, 4:15-17, 5:2). The following outline is given from this perspective.

The Coming in Relation to
1Thess 1 - The Conversion of Sinners
1Thess 2 - The Compensation of Servants
1Thess 3 - The Consolation of Saints
1Thess 4 - The Comfort of the Sorrowing
1Thess 5 - The Confirmation of the Sanctified

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Commission, Care and Counsel

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Evangelist - The Commission
"Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages." Song 7:11

Pastor - The Care
"Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves." Song 7:12

Teacher - The Counsel
"The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved." Song 7:13

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The First Day even the Lord's Day

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1. Resurrection (Mark 16:9)
2. Reassurance (John 20:19)
3. Remembrance (Acts 20:7)
4. Responsibility (1 Cor 16:2)
5. Revelation (Rev 1:10)

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Where I am

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Five times the expression "Where I am" occurs in John's Gospel
1. Condemnation of the unbelievers - John 7:34
2. Confusion of the unbelievers - John 7:36
3. Compensation of His servants - John 12:26
4. Consolation of His disciples - John 14:3
5. Contemplation of His believers - John 17:24

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Lifted Up

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In the context of the cross, the expression "lifted up" occurs four times in John's Gospel
1. Glorious Redemption (John 3:14)
2. Divine Revelation (John 8:28)
3. Complete Reconciliation (John 12:32)
4. Blind Response (John 12:34)

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Four Compromises Suggested By Pharoah

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1. Compromise on Place - "Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land" Ex 8:25
2. Compromise on Position - "Only ye shall not go very far away" Ex 8:28
3. Compromise on People - "Go now ye that are men" Ex 10:10-11
4. Compromise on Possessions - "Let your flocks and your herds be stayed" Ex 10:24

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The Mighty to Save in Mark 5

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A Saviour for man, woman and child.
A Deliverer from the devil, disease and death

1. From Power of Sin (Mark 5:2-5)
2. From Plague of Sin (Mark 5:25-26)
3. From Penalty of Sin (Mark 5:35)

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Three Unspeakable's

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Gift of Christ - 2 Cor 9:15
Words from Paradise - 2 Cor 12:4
Joy of Believers - 1 Pet 1:8

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Three Great Enticement

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"And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful." Mark 4:19

Distraction - the cares of this world
Abstraction - the deceitfulness of riches
Attraction - the lusts of other things

Hy. Pickering

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Seven Fear Not's in Luke

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1. Prayer - Luke 1:13
2. Power - Luke 1:30, 35
3. Praise - Luke 2:10, 20
4. Preaching - Luke 5:10
5. Promise - Luke 8:50
6. Provision - Luke 12:7
7. Prospect - Luke 12:32

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Four Prophetic Beholds

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"Behold thy King" Zech 9:9 : Matthew's perspective of Christ
"Behold My Servant" Isa 42:1 : Mark's perspective of Christ
"Behold the Man" Zech 6:12 : Luke's perspective of Christ
"Behold your God" Isa 40:9 : John's perspective of Christ

Matthew - The Pre-eminence of His Sovereignty
Mark - The Perfection of His Service
Luke - The Purity of His Manhood
John - The Power of His Godhood

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Things the Lord Became

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Incarnation - He became flesh (John 1:14 DARBY)
Impoverishment - He became poor (2 Cor 8:9)
Inferiority - He became obedient (Phil 2:8)
Interposition - He was made sin (2 Cor 5:21)
Immolation - He became dead (Rev 1:18 DARBY)

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Seven Juxtapositions in Matthew 7

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1. Gates (strait versus wide)
2. Ways (narrow versus broad)
3. Trees (good versus corrupt)
4. Fruits (good versus evil)
5. Men (wise versus foolish)
6. Foundation (rock versus sand)
7. Houses (fallen versus standing)

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Four Legal Questions

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"Who can be against us?" (Rom 8:31) - No Accuser
"Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect?" (Rom 8:33) - No Prosecutor
"Who is he that condemneth?" (Rom 8:34) - No Judge
"Who shall separate us?" (Rom 8:35) - No Jailer

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Five Crowns for Believers

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Crown of Saints - Incorruptible Gold (1 Cor 9:25, Rev 4:4)
Crown of Soul-winners - Rejoicing (Phil 4:1, 1Thess 2:19)
Crown of Servants - Righteousness (2 Tim 4:8)
Crown of Sufferers - Life (James 1:12, Rev 2:10)
Crown of Shepherds - Glory (1 Peter 5:4)

Read Crowns of the Lord and His People

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Aspects of Peace

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Peace with God - Our Salvation (Rom 5:1)
Peace from God - Our Supply (Rom 1:7, 2 Cor 1:2, Gal 1:3)
Peace of God - Our Satisfaction (Phil 4:7, Col 3:15)
God of Peace - Our Strength (Rom 15:33, 16:20, Phil 4:9, 1Thess 5:23, Heb 13:20)

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Invitations by the Lord

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Come and See (John 1:39)
Come and Follow (Matt 19:21, Luke 18:22)
Come and Fish (Mark 1:17)
Come and Drink (John 7:37)
Come and Dine (John 21:12)
Come and Rest (Matt 11:28, Mark 6:31)

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Dispensational Reigns

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Death reigned from Adam to Moses
Law reigned from Moses to Christ
Grace reigns from Christ to His Second Coming
Righteousness will reign during the Millennium
Righteousness will dwell during the eternal Day of God

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The Fourth Servant Song

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The Supreme One - exalted and extolled, and be very high (Isa 52:13)
The Striking One - more than any man, more than the sons of men (Isa 52:14)
The Saving One - sprinkle many nations (Isa 52:15)
The Strong One - the Arm of the Lord (Isa 53:1)
The Sensitive One - a tender Plant (Isa 53:2)
The Sorrowing One - a Man of sorrows (Isa 53:3)
The Smitten One - smitten of God, and afflicted (Isa 53:4)
The Suffering One - He was wounded, He was bruised (Isa 53:5)
The Sin-bearing One - The Lord laid on Him the iniquity (Isa 53:6)
The Silent One - He opened not His mouth (Isa 53:7)
The Stricken One - was He stricken (Isa 53:8)
The Sincere One - neither was any deceit (Isa 53:9)
The Submissive One - it pleased the Lord (Isa 53:10)
The Satisfied One - shall be satisfied (Isa 53:11)
The Successful One - He shall divide the spoil (Isa 53:12)

Read Part 1, Part 2.

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Four Leprous Men

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Their Desolation, Distress (2 Kings 7:3)
Their Deliberation (2 Kings 7:4)
Their Decision (2 Kings 7:5)
Their Deliverance (2 Kings 7:6-7)
Their Discovery, Delight (2 Kings 7:8)
Their Discussion (2 Kings 7:9)
Their Declaration (2 Kings 7:10)

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Four Musts

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The Sinner's Must - "Ye must be born again" John 3:7
The Saviour's Must - "So must the Son of man be lifted up" John 3:14
The Sovereign's Must - "He must increase" John 3:30a
The Saint's Must - "I must decrease" John 3:30b

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Crucifixion in Galatians

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Christ crucified for us (Gal 3:1)
I crucified with Christ (Gal 2:20)
Flesh crucified in me (Gal 5:24)
World crucified to me (Gal 6:14)
I crucified to the world (Gal 6:14)

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Representative Men in Ephesians

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New man (Eph 2:15, 4:24)
Inner man (Eph 3:16)
Perfect man (Eph 4:13)
Old man (Eph 4:22)

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It is Good

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Draw near to God (Ps 73:28)
Sing and Praise the Lord (Ps 147:1)
Give thanks to the Lord (Ps 92:1)
Sacrifice unto the Lord (Ps 54:6)
Wait on the Lord (Ps 52:9)
To be afflicted (Ps 119:71)

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Unequal Yoke

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"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?" 2 Cor 6:14-16

Different Standard - righteousness with unrighteousness
Different Sphere - light with darkness
Different Sovereign - Christ with Belial
Different Standing - he that believeth with an infidel
Different Sanctuary - the temple of God with idols

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Seven Sayings of Christ on the Cross

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His Prayer - "Father, forgive them" (Luke 23:34)
His Promise - "With Me in Paradise" (Luke 23:43)
His Provision - "Woman, behold thy son" (John 19:26)
His Passion - "Why hast Thou forsaken Me" (Matt 27:46, Mark 15:34)
His Pain - "I thirst" (John 19:28)
His Perfection - "It is finished" (John 19:30)
His Presentation - "Into Thy hands I commend My Spirit" (Luke 23:46)

Read Part 1, Part 2.

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Fullness in Ephesians

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The Fullness of Times (Eph 1:10)
The Fullness of God (Eph 3:19)
The Fullness of Christ (Eph 4:13)
The Fullness of the Spirit (Eph 5:18)

Partaker of the Fullness
The Church, which is His body (Eph 1:23)

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Christ and Sinners

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Christ
1. A Friend of sinners (Matt 11:19, Luke 7:34)
2. Separate from sinners (Heb 7:26)
3. Betrayed into the hands of sinners (Matt 26:45, Mark 14:41)
4. Endured contradiction of sinners (Heb 12:3)
5. Died for sinners (Rom 5:8 )
6. Receives sinners (Luke 15:2)
7. Eats and drinks with sinners (Matt 9:11, Mark 2:16, Luke 5:30)
8. Calls sinners to repentance (Matt 9:13, Mark 2:17, Luke 5:32)
9. Saves sinners (1 Tim 1:15)

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Against the Holy Spirit

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Vexing the Spirit (Isa 63:10)
Tempting the Spirit (Acts 5:9)
Resisting the Spirit (Acts 7:51)
Quenching the Spirit (1 Thess 5:19)
Grieving the Spirit (Eph 4:30)
Insulting the Spirit (Heb 10:29)

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These Three Men Part 3

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Read Part 1, Part 2.

"Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD." Ezekiel 14:14

Noah - righteousness through his work
Daniel - righteousness in his wisdom
Job - righteousness by his wait

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Four Last Things in 1 Corinthians 15

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Last witness (1 Cor 15:8)
Last trump (1 Cor 15:52)
Last Adam (1 Cor 15:45)
Last enemy (1 Cor 15:26)

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Four First Things in 1 Corinthians 15

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First message (1 Cor 15:3)
Firstfruits (1 Cor 15:20)
First man (1 Cor 15:45,47)
First condition (1 Cor 15:46)

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John Three Sixteen Part 3

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Read Part 1, Part 2.

The Great God - God
The Great Love - so loved
The Great Company - the world
The Great Gift - He gave His only begotten Son
The Great Invitation - whosoever believeth in Him
The Great Deliverance - should not perish
The Great Inheritance - have everlasting life

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The Man who Lingered

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Lot, the man who lingered lost
1. Father - distressing
2. Fellowship - dangerous
3. Faithfulness - destructive
4. Fortune - devastating
5. Family - deplorable
6. Future - disastrous

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Them that Perish

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They know not (2 Thess 1:8)
They obey not (2 Thess 1:8)
They received not (2 Thess 2:10)
They believe not (2 Thess 2:12)
They have not faith (2 Thess 3:2)

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Good Things in the Pastorals

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Good conscience (1 Tim 1:5,19)
Good warfare (1 Tim 1:18)
Good works (1 Tim 2:10, 3:1, 5:10, 5:25, 6:18, 2 Tim 2:21, 3:17, Tit 2:7, 2:14, 3:8, 3:14)
Good behaviour (1 Tim 3:2 )
Good report (1 Tim 3:7)
Good degree (1 Tim 3:13)
Good minister (1 Tim 4:6)
Good doctrine (1 Tim 4:6)
Good fight (1 Tim 6:12, 2 Tim 4:7)
Good profession (1 Tim 6:12)
Good confession (1 Tim 6:13)
Good foundation (1 Tim 6:19)
Good thing (2 Tim 1:14, Tit 2:3, Philem 1:6)
Good soldier (2 Tim 2:3)
Good men (Tit 1:8)
Good fidelity (Tit 2:10)

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These Three Men Part 2

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Read Part 1.

"Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD." Ezekiel 14:14

Noah (Preacher) - Stood to preach (2 Pet 2:5)
Daniel (Petitioner) - Knelt to pray (Dan 6:10)
Job (Pioneer) - Prostrated to praise (Job 1:20-21)

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Benaiah

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The Man against All Odds
Read 2 Sam 23:20-21, 1 Chr 11:22-23

Daunting Opponents - slew two lionlike men of Moab
Deadly Beast - slew a lion
Dangerous Place - in the midst of a pit
Dreary Time - in time of snow
Deceptive Enemy - slew an Egyptian, a goodly man
Domineering Foe - a man of great stature, five cubits high
Destructive Weapon - the Egyptian had a spear like a weaver's beam in his hand
Disadvantageous Situation - he went down to him with a staff
Difficult Task - plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand and slew him with his own spear

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The Christian's Looks

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Upward - Looking unto Jesus (Heb 12:2)
Onward - Looking for the Saviour (Phil 3:20)
Outward - Looking upon the fields (John 4:35)
Forward - Looking for the blessed hope (Tit 2:13)
Homeward - Looking for eternal things (2 Cor 4:18)

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The Lord's Supper

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1. Representation (Matt 26:26,28, Mark 14:22,24)
2. Commemoration (Luke 22:19-20)
3. Participation (1 Cor 10:16)
4. Communication (1 Cor 10:17)
5. Examination (1 Cor 11:28)
6. Proclamation (1 Cor 11:26)
7. Anticipation (1 Cor 11:26)

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Daily Things

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Daily Bread (Matt 6:11) - Do you feed on it?
Daily Cross (Luke 9:23) - Do you carry it?
Daily Preaching (Acts 5:42) - Do you exercise it?
Daily Searching (Acts 17:11) - Do you enjoy it?
Daily Dying (1 Cor 15:31) - Do you believe it?
Daily Exhorting (Heb 3:13) - Do you practise it?
Daily Watching (Prov 8:34) - Do you do it?

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John Three Sixteen Part 2

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Read Part 1.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

God so loved, He gave - the richest possible mercy
the world, whosoever - the largest possible number
His only begotten Son - the highest possible price
believeth in Him - the easiest possible term
perish - the darkest possible doom
everlasting life - the greatest possible blessing
should not, but have - the best possible security

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Paul and Saul

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Paul suffered what Saul inflicted
Saul stoning (Acts 7:58), Paul stoned (2 Cor 11:25)
Saul persecuting (Gal 1:13), Paul persecuted (2 Cor 11:24)
Saul binding (Acts 22:4), Paul bound (Acts24:27)
Saul imprisoning (Acts 8:3), Paul imprisoned (2 Cor 11:23)
Saul delivering to death (Acts 22:4), Paul in death oft (2 Cor 11:23)

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." Galatians 6:7

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These Three Men

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"Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD." Ezekiel 14:14

Noah demonstrated his righteousness during universal catastrophe
Daniel demonstrated his righteousness during national catastrophe
Job demonstrated his righteousness during family catastrophe

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Keys of the Scriptures

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Keys of the kingdom of heaven (Matt 16:19)
Keys of hell and of death (Rev 1:18)
Key of knowledge (Luke 11:52)
Key of David (Rev 3:7, Isa 22:22)
Key of the bottomless pit (Rev 9:1, 20:1)

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David's Mighty Men

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Distinction in Service - Adino/Jashobeam (2 Sam 23:8, 1 Chr 11:11)
Dedication to Duty - Eleazar (2 Sam 23:9-10, 1 Chr 11:12-14)
Defence of the Inheritance - Shammah (2 Sam 23:11-12)
Devotion despite Dangers - Three mighty men (2 Sam 23:16, 1 Chr 11:18)
Defiance of the Enemy - Abishai (2 Sam 23:18, 1 Chr 11:20)
Determination against All Odds - Benaiah (2 Sam 23:20-21, 1 Chr 11:22-23)

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Whom say Ye?

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"He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?" Matthew 16:15

John the Baptist: "This is the Son of God" (John 1:34)
Nathaniel: "Thou art the Son of God" (John 1:49)
Martha: "Thou art Christ, the Son of God" (John 11:27)
Simon Peter: "Thou art Christ, the Son of the Living God" (Matt 16:16, John 6:69)
The Centurion: "Truly this was the Son of God" (Matt 27:54)
The Demons: "Thou Son of the most high God" (Mark 5:7, Matt 8:29, Luke 8:28)
The Father: "Thou at my beloved Son" (Luke 3:22, Mark 1:11, Matt 3:17)
The Lord Himself: "I am the Son of God" (John 10:36)

The Lord Jesus asked "Dost thou believe on the Son of God"?

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The Lamb of God

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The Work of the Lamb (John 1:29)
The Wonder of the Lamb (John 1:36)
The Way of the Lamb (Acts 8:32)
The Worthiness of the Lamb (Rev 5:6,12, 1 Peter 1:19)
The Worship of the Lamb (Rev 5:8,13)
The Wrath of the Lamb (Rev 6:1,16, 14:10)
The Welcome of the Lamb (Rev 7:9-10)
The Warfare of the Lamb (Rev 12:11, Rev 17:14)
The Wedding of the Lamb (Rev 19:7,9, 21:9)

Read Things of the Lamb.

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John Three Sixteen

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"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

The breadth of God's love - God so loved the world
The length of God's love - He gave His only begotten Son
The depth of God's love - should not perish
The height of God's love - have everlasting life

Its breadth has no confinement
Its length has no conclusion
Its depth has no conditions
Its height has no comparisons

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The Story of the Good Samaritan Part 4

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Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

"And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee." Luke 10:30-35

Luke 10:33 - His Coming (1 Tim 1:15)
Luke 10:33 - His Compassion (Matt 9:36)
Luke 10:34 - His Cure (Matt 9:12)
Luke 10:34 - His Care (1 Peter 5:7)
Luke 10:35 - His Coming again (John 14:3)

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Aspects of Rest

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"Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30

Rest obtained - Come unto Me
Rest retained - Learn of Me
Rest maintained - Yoked with Me

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The Will of God in Ephesians

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The good pleasure of His will (Eph 1:5)
The mystery of His will (Eph 1:9)
The counsel of His will (Eph 1:11)
The understanding of His will (Eph 5:17)
The doing of His will (Eph 6:6)

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Christian Armour

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Armour of Light (Rom 13:12) - against the flesh
Armour of Righteousness (2 Cor 6:7) - against the world
Armour of God (Eph 6:11) - against Satan

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The Gathering to Him

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"... unto Him shall the gathering of the people be." Genesis 49:10

Past - The Cross (John 12:32)
Present - The Communion (Matt 18:20)
Future - The Coming (Rev 5:9,11)

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He Gave the Church

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"And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ" Ephesians 4:1-12

Apostles - Receive the Word
Prophets - Reveal the Word
Evangelists - Relay the Word
Pastors - Reactivate the Word
Teachers - Re-iterate the Word

Read Part 1, Part 2.

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Paul's First Prayer for Ephesians

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"Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all." Ephesians 1:15-23

Eph 1:17 - Something to enliven
Eph 1:18 - Something to enlighten
Eph 1:18 - Something to encourage
Eph 1:18 - Something to enrich
Eph 1:19 - Something to enpower
Eph 1:20 - Something to emphasize
Eph 1:21 - Something to elevate
Eph 1:22 - Something to ensure
Eph 1:23 - Something to envisage

Read Paul's Second Prayer for Ephesians.

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Mysteries of the New Testament

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Doctrinal
1. The Gospel (Rom 16:25, Eph 6:19)
2. Christ (Eph 3:4,8-9)
3. Bride (Eph 5:32)
4. Seven Stars and Seven Churches (Rev 1:20)
5. Godliness (1 Tim 3:16)

Devotional
6. The Faith (1 Tim 3:9)
7. The Indwelling Christ (Col 1:27)

Dispensational
8. The Kingdom of Heaven (Matt 13:11)
9. The Blindness of Israel (Rom 11:25)
10. Rapture of the Church (1 Cor 15:51)
11. God's Will (Eph 1:9)
12. God (Rev 10:7)

Diabolical
13. Iniquity (2 Thess 2:7)
14. Babylon the Great (Rev 17:5)

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Crowns of the Lord and His people

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Crown of Rejection for the Suffering Christ
- Crown of thorns (Matt 27:29, Mark 15:17, John 19:2,5)

Crowns of Race for the Striving Christians
- Crown of Incorruptible Gold (1 Cor 9:25, Rev 4:4)
- Crown of Rejoicing (Phil 4:1, 1Thess 2:19)
- Crown of Righteousness (2 Tim 4:8)
- Crown of Life (James 1:12, Rev 2:10)
- Crown of Glory (1 Peter 5:4)

Crown of Rule for the Sovereign Christ
- Crowns (plurality of majesty) of royal dignity (Rev 19:12)

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God our Rock

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1. The Rock is our Stability (Deut 32:4)
2. The Rock is our Salvation (Deut 32:15, 2 Sam 22:47, Ps 18:46, 62:2,6, 95:1)
3. The Rock is our Source (Deut 32:18)
4. The Rock is our Strength (Deut 32:30-31, 2 Sam 22:32-33, Ps 18:1-2, 62:7, Isa 17:10)
5. The Rock is our Security (2 Sam 22:2-3, Ps 31:2-3, 71:3)
6. The Rock is our Shield (Ps 28:1,7)
7. The Rock is our Satisfaction (Ps 42:1,9)
8. The Rock is our Shelter (Ps 94:22)
9. The Rock is our Shadow (Isa 32:2)

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The Writings of God

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The Commandments (Exodus 24:12, 32:15-16)
The Condemnation (Daniel 5:25-28)
The Conviction (John 8:6,8-9)
The Cancellation (Col 2:13-14)
The Covenant (Hebrews 10:16-17)

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The Blood of Christ

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1. The Validity of the Blood for Remission (Matt 26:28, Mark 14:24, Luke 22:20)
2. The Value of the Blood for Redemption (Acts 20:28, Eph 1:7)
3. The Verity of the Blood in Propitiation (Rom 3:25, Heb 9:12,14)
4. The Virtue of the Blood in Justification (Rom 5:9, Rev 12:11)
5. The Victory of the Blood in Sanctification (Heb 13:12, 1 Pet 1:2)
6. The Vitality of the Blood in Reconciliation (Eph 2:13, Col 1:20, Heb 12:24)
7. The Vigour of the Blood in Cleansing (1 John 1:7, Rev 1:5, 7:14)

Read Part 1, Part 2.

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Gospel of the Trees

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Hiding - Adam and Eve amongst the trees (Genesis 3:8)
Seeking - Zacchaeus up the tree (Luke 19:4)
Confessing - Nathaniel under the tree (John 1:47-48)
Suffering - Jesus Christ on the tree (1 Peter 2:24)

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The Ten Commandments

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The first five are Godward. The second five are manward.

First Commandment (Exodus 20:3, Deuteronomy 5:7)
Principle : Solitariness of God
Lesson : Responsive to the Uniqueness of God

Second Commandment (Exodus 20:4-6, Deuteronomy 5:8-10)
Principle : Supremacy of God
Lesson : Recognition of the Jealousy of God

Third Commandment (Exodus 20:7, Deuteronomy 5:11)
Principle : Sovereignty of God
Lesson : Reverence for the Name of God

Fourth Commandment (Exodus 20:8-11, Deuteronomy 5:12-15)
Principle : Sanctity of God
Lesson : Respect for the Rest of God

Fifth Commandment (Exodus 20:12, Deuteronomy 5:16)
Principle : Sagaciousness of God
Lesson : Regard for the Order of God

Sixth Commandment (Exodus 20:13, Deuteronomy 5:17)
Principle : Respect for life
Value : Brotherhood

Seventh Commandment (Exodus 20:14, Deuteronomy 5:18)
Principle : Respect for marriage
Value : Purity

Eighth Commandment (Exodus 20:15, Deuteronomy 5:19)
Principle : Respect for possessions
Value : Honesty

Ninth Commandment (Exodus 20:16, Deuteronomy 5:20)
Principle : Respect for truth
Value : Integrity

Tenth Commandment (Exodus 20:17, Deuteronomy 5:21)
Principle : Respect for boundaries
Value : Contentment

Adapted and Edited from Present Truth Magazine

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The Holy Spirit in Romans 8

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What the Holy Spirit does
1. Liberates (Romans 8:2)
2. Indwells (Romans 8:9)
3. Quickens (Romans 8:11)
4. Leads (Romans 8:14)
5. Witnesses (Romans 8:16)
6. Helps (Romans 8:26)
7. Intercedes (Romans 8:27)

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Wings of the Lord

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1. Salvation (Psalm 36:7)
2. Shelter (Psalm 57:1)
3. Stay (Psalm 61:4)
4. Strength (Psalm 63:7)
5. Security (Psalm 91:4)
6. Satisfaction (Psalm 17:8)

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What the Hebrews Have

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1. Great High Priest (Heb 4:14, 8:1)
2. Strong Consolation (Heb 6:18)
3. Anchor of the Soul (Heb 6:19)
4. Boldness (Heb 10:19)
5. Knowledge of the Truth (Heb 10:26)
6. Better Substance (Heb 10:34)
7. Altar (Heb 13:10)

8. Good Conscience (Heb 13:18)

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Leaven

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"Leaven is a substance which ferments. In the Scriptures it is always a symbol of secretly spreading evil." Harold Paisley

"This leaven referred to ideas from Jewish sources ready to captivate the mind." John Heading

"Leaven is always a type of evil ... invading silently, secretly and not stopping until the entire lump of dough is leavened. Leaven puffs up, greatly increasing the size without adding weight or value, and eventually it sours all that it touches ..." Norman Crawford

1. The Leaven of the Pharisee (Matt 16:12, Mark 8:15, Luke 12:1) - legalism, hypocrisy through eternal forms

2. The Leaven of the Sadducces (Matt 16:12) - materialism, denial and unbelief of supernatural

3. The Leaven of Herod (Mark 8:15) - patronising, compromise of religion and politics

4. The Leaven of the Woman (Matt 13:33) - apostasy, profession without reality

5. The Old Leaven (1 Cor 5:7) - immorality of the unregenerated

6. The Leaven of Malice and Wickedness (1 Cor 5:8) - injury to the saints

7. The Leaven of the Judaisers (Gal 5:8-10) - perversion of the Gospel

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The Word Part 2

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Read Part 1.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God." John 1:1-2

Co-eternal - In the beginning was the Word
Co-essential - the Word was with God
Co-equal - the Word was God

Co-equal - The same
Co-eternal - was in the beginning
Co-essential - with God

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Parable of the Sower Part 2

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Read Part 1.

Four Kinds of Ground
1. Trodden Ground (Luke 8:12)
2. Thin Ground (Luke 8:13)
3. Thorny Ground (Luke 8:14)
4. True Ground (Luke 8:15)

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The Lord is Great

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1. The Supremacy of the Great God
"For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward." Deuteronomy 10:17

2. The Sanctuary of the Great God
"Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goeth fast on, and prospereth in their hands." Ezra 5:8

3. The Scriptures of the Great God
"And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground." Nehemiah 8:6

4. The Songs of the Great God
"For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods." Psalm 95:3

5. The Secrets of the Great God
"Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure." Daniel 2:45

6. The Salvation of the Great God
"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ" Titus 2:13

7. The Supper of the Great God
"And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God" Revelation 19:17

Outline by David Gilliland, taken from the Scripture Sevens Volume 2

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The Lord is Good

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1. Trust Him
"O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8

2. Thank Him
"For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations." Psalm 100:5

3. Testify of Him
"Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto His name; for it is pleasant." Psalm 135:3

4. Try Him
"The LORD is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works." Psalm 145:9

5. Thirst after Him
"The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for His mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD." Jeremiah 33:11

6. Think of Him
"The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh Him." Lamentations 3:25

7. Tell Him
"The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him." Nahum 1:7

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The Worthy Walk

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"Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white: for they are worthy." Revelation 3:4

Walk worthy of the vocation (Eph 4:1)
Walk worthy of God (1 Thess 2:12)
Walk worthy of the Lord (Col 1:10)

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The Cup of Bitterness

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1. Announcement of the Cup (Matt 20:22)
2. Assignment of the Cup (John 18:11)
3. Awfulness of the Cup (Matt 26:39)
4. Acceptance of the Cup (Matt 26:42)

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Two Pay Days

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"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23

Two Pay-masters : God and Sin
Two Pay-envelopes : Gift and Wages
Two Payments : Eternal Life and Death

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The Word

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"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God." John 1:1-2

The Word is
* Pre-existent - In the beginning
* Co-existent - was with God
* Self-existent - was God

Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7.

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The Slave Onesimus

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A Runaway Slave (Philemon 1:15, 11)
A Regenerated Man (Philemon 1:10)
A Reliable Minister (Philemon 1:13)
A Respected Brother (Philemon 1:16, Colossians 4:9)

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Things that Paul Gloried In

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1. In the Lord (1 Cor 1:30-31)
2. In the Cross (Gal 6:14)
3. In his Infirmities (2 Cor 12:9)
4. In the Saints (2 Thess 1:4, 1 Thess 2:20)

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Bible Robes

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A Scarlet Robe - A Rejected King (Matt 27:28)
A Long Robe - A Religious Hypocrite (Luke 20:46)
The Best Robe - A Returned Prodigal (Luke 15:22)
A White Robe - A Redeemed Person (Rev 7:9)
A Clean Robe - A Rejoicing Bride (Rev 19:7-8)
A Red Robe - A Ruling King (Rev 19:13)

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The Capabilities of the King

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1. Power over Defilement (Matt 8:3)
2. Power over Distance (Matt 8:8,13)
3. Power over Disorders (Matt 8:14-15)
4. Power over Deep (Matt 8:26)
5. Power over Demons (Matt 8:31-32)
6. Power over Disabilities (Matt 9:6-7)
7. Power over Death (Matt 9:18,25)
8. Power over Diseases (Matt 9:20-22)
9. Power over Darkness (Matt 9:29-30)
10. Power over Dumbness (Matt 9:32-33)

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Without Blood of the Law

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"And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission." Hebrews 9:22

1. Fine flour used as an atonement for sin (Lev 5:11-13)
2. Incense was used to make atonement (Num 16:46)
3. Ashes mixed with water were used for purification (Num 19:9)
4. Fire could make things clean (Num 31:23)
5. Jewels were used to make atonement (Num 31:50)

"Most of these typically reflect on the character of Christ in His life leading up to, and in His resurrection deriving from, His death. His death was basic and central, as was the blood in the Old Testament." John Heading

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Overcome Evil with Good

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"Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:21
1. Evil for Good - Demon Like
2. Evil for Evil - Beast Like
3. Good for Good - Man Like
4. Good for Evil - Christ Like

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Citations in Hebrews 1

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Seven Citations from the Old Testament
1. "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten Thee" Ps 2:7, Heb 1:5
Coeternality with the Father
Coronation of the Son as King

2. "I will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son" 2 Sam 7:14, Heb 1:5
Coessentiality of the Son with the Father

3. "Let all the angels of God worship Him" Ps 97:7, Heb 1:6, Deut 32:43
Coequality with the Father in worship

4. "Who maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire" Ps 104:4, Heb 1:7
Creatorship of the Son

5. "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of Thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even Thy God, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows" Ps 45:6-7, Heb 1:8-9
Character of the Son

6. "Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of Thine hands: they shall perish; but Thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a vesture shalt Thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but Thou art the same, and Thy years shall not fail" Ps 102:25-27, Heb 1:10-12
Changelessness of the Son

7. "Sit on My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool" Ps 110:1, Heb 1:13
Conquest of the Son

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The Light of the World

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"I am the Light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life." John 8:12

Sun of Righteousness (Malachi 4:2)
Dayspring from on High (Luke 1:78)
Day Star (2 Peter 1:19)
Bright and Morning Star (Revelation 22:16)

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Gifts of the Wise Men

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"And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary His mother, and fell down, and worshipped Him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh." Matthew 2:11

Gold - Full Deity
Frankincense - Faultless Humanity
Myrrh - Fragrant Death

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Christ and His Own

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As Lord, He calls us "My servants" (John 12:26)
As Master, He calls us "My disciples" (John 15:8)
As Shepherd, He calls us "My sheep" (John 10:14)
As Son of Man, He calls us "My friends" (John 15:14)
As Son of God, He calls us "My brethren" (John 20:17)

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Declension in the Last Days

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Deceitful Workers (2 Cor 11:13)
Disorderly Brethren (2 Thess 3:6)
Depraved Men (2 Tim 3:8, 13)
Damnable Heresies (2 Peter 2:1)
Dangerous Doctrines (2 John 1:9-11)
Domineering Personnel (3 John 1:9)
Destructive Religion (Jude 1:11)

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Jasper, Sardine and Emerald

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"And He that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald." Revelation 4:3

jasper - righteousness
sardine - redemption
emerald - rest

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Angelic Intervention in Acts

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1. Instructed the wondering disciples on the Lord's return. (Acts 1:10-11)
2. Liberated the imprisoned apostles. (Acts 5:19)
3. Led Philip to the Ethiopia eunuch (Acts 8:26)
4. Instructed Cornelius to send for Peter (Acts 10:3-7)
5. Set Peter free from fetters and prison (Acts 12:7-10)
6. Executed judgment on Herod (Acts 12:23)
7. Assured Paul of deliverance (Acts 27:23)

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The Transfiguration of Christ Part 6

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"And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with Him." Matthew 17:3
"And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus." Mark 9:4
"And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:" Luke 9:30

"For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that He might be Lord both of the dead and living." Romans 14:9

Moses represents the dead.
Elijah represents the living.
Christ Jesus is the Lord of the dead and living.

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The Son of God and Angels in Hebrews 1

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The Son of God is
- the Master (Heb 1:5-6) and angels His servants
- the Monarch (Heb 1:7-9) and angels His subjects
- the Maker (Heb 1:10-12) and angels His worshippers
- the Messiah (Heb 1:13-14) and angels His ministers

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Judgment Seat of Christ Part 4

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"Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble" 1 Corinthians 3:12

Wood - foolishness (1 Cor 3:19a)
Hay - craftiness (1 Cor 3:19b)
Stubble - vain or emptiness (1 Cor 3:20)

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Judgment Seat of Christ Part 3

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What Sort of Works
"Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is." 1 Corinthians 3:13

Manifest - the exhibition of it
Declare - the evidence of it
Reveal - the exposure of it
Try - the examination of it

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Judgment Seat of Christ Part 2

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Gold, Silver and Precious Stones
"Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble" 1 Corinthians 3:12

Gold - The will of God
Silver - The work of God
Precious Stones - The witness for God

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Things of the Lamb

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The apostles of the Lamb (Rev 21:14)
The blood of the Lamb (Rev 7:14, 12:11)
The book of the Lamb (Rev 13:8, 21:27)
The bride (wife) of the Lamb (Rev 19:7, 21:9)
The marriage (supper) of the Lamb (Rev 19:7, 9)
The presence of the Lamb (Rev 14:10)
The servants of the Lamb (Rev 22:3)
The song of the Lamb (Rev 15:3)
The wrath of the Lamb (Rev 6:16)

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Woes unto the Pharisees, Scribes and Lawyers

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Woe on their Practices
"Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone." Luke 11:42

Woe on their Position
"Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets." Luke 11:43

Woe on their Pretence
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them." Luke 11:44

Woe on their Precepts
"Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers." Luke 11:46

Woe on their Piety
"Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them." Luke 11:47

Woe on their Power
"Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered." Luke 11:52

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The Son in Hebrews 1

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"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, Whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by Whom also He made the worlds; Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high." Hebrews 1:1-3  Heb 1:1-3 Hebrews 1:1-3

1. His possessions - appointed heir of all things
2. His production - made the worlds
3. His praise - the brightness of His glory
4. His person - the express image of His person
5. His power - upholding all things
6. His passion - purged our sins
7. His position - on the right hand of the Majesty on high

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The Son of Man in Hebrews 2

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The Son of Man is
1. The Sovereign (Hebrews 2:8)
2. The Sufferer (Hebrews 2:9)
3. The Saviour (Hebrews 2:10)
4. The Sanctifier (Hebrews 2:11)
5. The Singer (Hebrews 2:12)
6. The Strong Man (Hebrews 2:14)
7. The Succourer (Hebrews 2:18)

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Ministry of God's Word

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"He that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort." 1Cor 14:3 1 Corinthians 14:3 1 C

edification - strengthen the weak
exhortation - stimulate the weary
comfort - succour the wounded

edification - beautify the people of God
exhortation - build up the church of God
comfort - bind up the sheep of God

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No More's in Hebrews 10

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Believers' Perspective - no more conscience of sins
"For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins." Hebrews 10:2

God's Perspective - no more remembrance of sins
"And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more." Hebrews 10:17 (See also Hebrews 8:12)

Christ's Perspective - no more offering of sins
"Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin." Hebrews 10:18

Apostates' Perspective - no more sacrifice of sins
"For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins." Hebrews 10:26

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Faithful Sayings in the Pastorals

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1. Salvation
"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief." 1 Timothy 1:15

2. Shepherding
"This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work." 1 Timothy 3:1

3. Sanctification
"But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation." 1 Timothy 4:7-9

4. Sacrifice
"It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with Him, we shall also live with Him." 2 Timothy 2:11

5. Service
"This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men." Titus 3:8

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