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)

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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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"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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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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