The Lord's Prayer Part 3

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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 

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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)

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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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