Seven Sayings of Christ on the Cross Part 2

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Remission - "Father, forgive them" (Luke 23:34)
Redemption - "With Me in Paradise" (Luke 23:43)
Regard - "Woman, behold thy son" (John 19:26)
Reproach - "Why hast Thou forsaken Me" (Matt 27:46, Mark 15:34)
Resolve - "I thirst" (John 19:28)
Realization - "It is finished" (John 19:30)
Release - "Into Thy hands I commend My Spirit" (Luke 23:46)

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Marks of Borned Again Believers

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Six Marks of a Child of God in 1 John
1. Spiritual Conduct
"Every one that doeth righteousness is born of Him" 1 John 2:29

2. Spiritual Constitution
"He cannot sin, because he is born of God" 1 John 3:9

3. Spiritual Character
"Every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God" 1 John 4:7

4. Spiritual Conviction
"Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God" 1 John 5:1

5. Spiritual Conquest
"Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world" 1 John 5:4

6. Spiritual Control
"He that is begotten of God keepeth himself" 1 John 5:18

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Faith, Hope and Love Part 5

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Epistle of James - Action of Faith
Epistles of Peter - Assurance of Hope
Epistles of John - Affection of Love

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Truth of Resurrection

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1. Resurrection Denied (Matt 22:23, 31-32)
2. Resurrection Deplored (Acts 4:2)
3. Resurrection Derided (Acts 17:18)
4. Resurrection Despised (Acts 17:32)
5. Resurrection Disregarded (1 Cor 15:12)
6. Resurrection Displaced (2 Tim 2:18)

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Luke 15 - A Threefold Parable Part 2

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Lost Sheep - Lost and it was a scare
Lost Silver - Lost and not aware
Lost Son - Lost and did not care

Lost Sheep - Lost from the fold
Lost Silver - Lost at the fireside
Lost Son - Lost in a foreign land

Don Roberts

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Gideon and His Men Part 2

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Judges 7:3 - Men who were faithless (22,000).
Judges 7:4, 5 - Men who were careless (9,700).
Judges 7:6 - Men who were faithful, careful and fearless (300).

"And he (Gideon) divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers." Judges 7:16

Few Chosen Men
- bold (1 Thess 2:2) trumpet
- bright (Phil 2:15) lamp
- broken (2 Cor 4:7) pitcher

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The Poetical Books and Life's Experience

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Job - Life's mystery
Psalms - Life's music
Proverbs - Life's maxims
Ecclesiastes - Life's meaning
Songs - Life's marriage

David Gilliland

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Five Principal Wounds

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"But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed." Isaiah 53:5

There are five principal wounds that the Lord bore on behalf of our sins.
1. Contusion (Matt 27:30)
2. Penetration (Luke 23:33)
3. Perforation (Mark 15:25, John 19:37)
4. Laceration (John 19:1)
5. Incision (John 19:34)

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Via Veritas Vita Part 10

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The Lost Sheep knew not the Way
The Lost Silver knew not the Truth
The Lost Son knew not the Life

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Faith, Hope and Love Part 4

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Faith rests in God
Hope rides on God
Love reaches God when it reaches our brothers and sisters in Christ.

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False Vocations

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1. False Prophets (Matt 7:15)
2. False Christs (Matt 24:24)
3. False Witnesses (Matt 26:59)
4. False Apostles (2 Cor 11:13)
5. False Brethren (2 Cor 11:26)
6. False Accusers (2 Tim 3:3)
7. False Teachers (2 Pet 2:1)

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A Wedding Sermon

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"Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned." Song 8:6-7

Place of Love - Set me as a seal upon thine heart
Protection of Love - as a seal upon thine arm
Power of Love - for love is strong as death
Persistence of Love - jealousy is cruel as the grave
Passion of Love - the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame
Proof of Love - Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it
Preciousness of Love - if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned

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Cities of Refuge

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"And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah. And on the other side Jordan by Jericho eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh. These were the cities appointed for all the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them, that whosoever killeth any person at unawares might flee thither, and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood, until he stood before the congregation." Joshua 20:7-9

Christ Jesus, Our City of Refuge
1. Kedesh (holy place) - Christ our Sanctuary
2. Shechem (shoulder) - Christ our Strength
3. Hebron (fellowship) - Christ our Sustenance
4. Bezer (fortress) - Christ our Security
5. Ramoth (heights) - Christ our Supplicator
6. Golan (joy) - Christ our Satisfaction

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Luke 15 - A Threefold Parable

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A Lost Sheep
- 1% loss out of the flock
- Lost in a place of danger

A Lost Silver Coin
- 10% loss out of the funds
- Lost in a place of darkness

A Lost Son
- 50% loss out of the family
- Lost in a place of distance

Archibald Naismith

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The Face of the Lord in Luke's Gospel

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The Face of the Lord with regard to
1. Salvation (Luke 1:76)
2. Scripture (Luke 7:24)
3. Splendor (Luke 9:29)
4. Steadfastness (Luke 9:51)
5. Salutation (Luke 9:52)
6. Single-mindedness (Luke 9:53)
7. Sovereignty (Luke 10:1)
8. Suffering (Luke 22:64)

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Gideon and His Men

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Judges 7:3 - Men who were fearful (22,000).
Judges 7:4, 5 - Men who were forgetful (9,700).
Judges 7:6 - Men who were faithful (300).

"And he (Gideon) divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers." Judges 7:16

Faithful Men who are
- dauntless (trumpet)
- diligent (lamp)
- devoted (pitcher)

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Faith, Hope and Love Part 3

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Faith looks backward to the Cross and that saves
Hope looks onward to the Coming and that sanctifies
Love looks upward to the Christ and that satisfies

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Deterrents to Discipleship

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The expression "cannot be My disciple" occurs three times in

1. Luke 14:26 - Commitment, Surrender to Christ
2. Luke 14:27 - Cross, Suffering for Christ
3. Luke 14:33 - Cost, Substance for Christ

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The Lord in Houses of Mark's Gospel

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1. Mark 1:29 - The Servant over Diseases
2. Mark 2:1 - The Servant over Disabilities
3. Mark 2:15 - The Servant over Discrimination
4. Mark 3:19 - The Servant over Distraction
5. Mark 5:38 - The Servant over Death
6. Mark 7:17 - The Servant over Defilement
7. Mark 7:24 - The Servant over Demon
8. Mark 9:28 - The Servant over Disbelief
9. Mark 9:33 - The Servant over Dispute
10. Mark 10:10 - The Servant over Divorce
11. Mark 14:3 - The Servant over Devotion
12. Mark 14:14 - The Servant over His Departure and Decease

"But Christ as a Son over His own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end." Heb 3:6

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Themes in Nehemiah

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Neh 1 - His tears for Jerusalem
Neh 2 - His trust in God
Neh 3 - His team of builders
Neh 4 - His taunt by the adversaries
Neh 5 - His table of provision
Neh 6 - His temptation and triump
Neh 7 - His trusteeship of the genealogy
Neh 8 - His teaching to the people
Neh 9 - His tribute to God's greatness and goodness
Neh 10 - His timetable for the sanctuary
Neh 11 - His tithes to the temple
Neh 12 - His thanksgiving to God
Neh 13 - His testimony in reformation

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I have Sinned

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1. Pharaoh (Exodus 9:27, 10:16)
2. Balaam (Numbers 22:34)
3. Achan (Joshua 7:20)
4. Saul (1 Samuel 14:24, 30, 26:21)
5. David (2 Samuel 12:13, 24:10, 17, 1 Chronicles 21:8, Psalm 41:4)
6. Shimei (2 Samuel 19:20)
7. Job (Job 7:20)
8. Micah (Micah 7:9)
9. Judah Iscariot (Matthew 27:4)
10. The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:18, 21)

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Lions in the Scripture

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Judges 14:5 - Samson and the Lion (Defilement)
1 Samuel 17:36 - David and the Lion (Dauntlessness)
2 Samuel 23:20 - Benaiah and the Lion (Determination)
1 Kings 13:24 - Prophet and the Lion (Disobedience)
Daniel 6:22 - Daniel and the Lion (Dependence)
2 Timothy 4:17 - Paul and the Lion (Deliverance)
1 Peter 5:8 - Believers and the Lion (Discipline)

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Four Dangers in Colossians

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Col 2:8 - Gnosticism (theological error)
Col 2:16 - Legalism (practical error)
Col 2:18 - Mysticism (spiritual error)
Col 2:21 - Ascetism (material error)

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Faith, Hope and Love Part 2

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"Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father" 1 Thess 1:3

Faith works because it believes
Hope waits because it brightens
Love wills because it bears all things

Faith can be dampened
Hope can be dimmed
Love can be dulled

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Excuses for Not Accepting

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Luke 14:18 - His Land and its claims
Luke 14:19 - His Labour and its commitments
Luke 14:20 - His Lady and her company

Archibald Naismith

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Three Therefore's in Romans

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Romans 5:1 - Salvation, therefore of Justification
Romans 8:1 - Security, therefore of Sanctification
Romans 12:1 - Surrender, therefore of Consecration

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The Progress of the Blind Man in John 9

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"For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind." John 9:39

John 9:11 - A Man that is called Jesus
John 9:17 - He is a Prophet
John 9:33 - of God
John 9:35 - Son of God
John 9:38a - Lord
John 9:38b - he worshipped Him

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David

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David behaved himself
- wisely when Saul was appreciative (1 Sam 18:5, 14)
- very wisely when Saul was afraid (1 Sam 18:15)
- more wisely when Saul was apprehensive (1 Sam 18:30)

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Hannah

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1. Her Sorrow (1 Samuel 1:7)
2. Her Supplication (1 Samuel 1:10)
3. Her Son (1 Samuel 1:20)
4. Her Sacrifice (1 Samuel 1:24)
5. Her Song (1 Samuel 2:1)
6. Her Satisfaction (1 Samuel 2:21)

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Pyramids of the Scripture Part 3

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They rejoiced
They rejoiced with joy
They rejoiced with great joy
They rejoiced with exceeding great joy

Matthew 2:10

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Faith, Hope and Love

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"And now abideth faith, hope, love" 1 Cor 13:13

The enumeration of Faith - Hebrews 11
The elucidation of Hope - Romans 8
The exposition of Love - 1 Corinthians 13

Faith the strongest shield (Eph 6:16)
Hope the safest anchor (Heb 6:19)
Love the supreme thing (1 Cor 13:13)

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