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08 March 2020

1 Year Bible—Revelation

Revelation is divided into 3 parts
B1 Messages to the Churches Chapters 1-3
B2 Messages of the Judgments Chapters 4-20
B3 Messages of Blessings Chapters 21-22

Introductory remarks
B1 There is a blessing for reading, studying, and believing this revelation.
C1 Revelation 1:3 WEB Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and keep the things that are written in it, for the time is at hand.
C2 Revelation 22:14 WEB Blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.
B2 The purpose of this prophecy: Revelation 22:6-7 MKJV And he said to me, These sayings are faithful and true. And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show to His servants the things which must shortly be done. 7 Behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he who keeps the sayings of the prophecy of this Book.
B3 There is a warning to those who tamper with the message.
C1 Revelation 22:18-19 BSB I testify to everyone who hears the words of prophecy in this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. 19 And if anyone takes away from the words of this book of prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
C2 Revelation 20:15 MKJV And if anyone was not found having been written in the Book of Life, he was cast into the Lake of Fire.

Messages to the Churches
B1To all the churches
C1 From the Lord Jesus
C2 From the Lord of the Church
C3 From the Lord Jesus the Ever living God the Son: Revelation 1:17 WEB When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. He laid his right hand on me, saying, “Don’t be afraid. I am the first and the last,
B2 The other churches are summarized in the chart below. (Note, this chart is from a Roman Catholic teacher).



Messages of the Judgments
B1 3 sets of 7 Judgments
B2 First set—Seals
B3 Second set—Trumpets
B4 Third set—Vials/bowls
B5 The Lord Jesus Returns
C1 To fight evil and set up His kingdom (people do not set up His kingdom. Many teach this today).
C2 To imprison satan
C3 To judge at the Final Judgment
D1 This is the Great White Throne Judgment
D2 It is for all those who refused to believe the Gospel
D3 The Lake of Fire
Messages of Blessings
B1 New Jerusalem
B2 Paradise Restored

Things we can learn
B1 From the messages to the churches
C1 Jesus is Lord of all
C2 Jesus is Lord of the churches
C3 Jesus knows everything happening in each church
C4 Jesus knows everything happening in each individual
C5 Jesus knows what is wrong with a congregation and what is correct
C6 Jesus gives warning to repent from wrong
C7 Jesus gives encouragement to continue doing what is right
C8 Jesus is the standard of right and wrong
C9 Jesus has given us this standard in the Bible, in particular the New Testament
C10 Jesus holds each person accountable
C11 How to we measure to God’s standards?
D1 Mark 10:19 NLT But to answer your question, you know the commandments: 'You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. You must not cheat anyone. Honor your father and mother.
D2 See Exodus 20: 12-16 and Deuteronomy 5:16-20.
D3 Deuteronomy 8:6 NET So you must keep his commandments, live according to his standards, and revere him.
B2 From the 3 sets of judgments
C1 God hates sin: Proverbs 15:9 ULB Yahweh hates the way of wicked people...
C2 God knows the sins each person does in thoughts, desires, words, and deeds:
D1 Knows: Luke 8:17 NLT For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.
D2 Most people think they are good: 1 John 1:10 CSB If we say, "We have not sinned," we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
C3 God punishes sin: Romans 6:23 NLT For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
C4 Most people, after being convicted by the Holy Spirit, spurn God’s offer of salvation: John 12:48 NLT But all who reject me and my message will be judged on the day of judgment by the truth I have spoken.
C5 Salvation is through grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone:
D1 Acts 4:12 NLT There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.
D2 John 14:6 NLT Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
B3 From the promises of God’s blessings
C1 There is a coming 1,000 year literal reign of Jesus Christ: Revelation 20:1-7.
C2 There is a final judgment: Revelation 20:11-15.
C3 There is a heaven and hell
D1 Heaven: Revelation 21.
D2 Hell: Revelation 20:10, 15 NLT Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. ... 15 And anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.
C4 There is consciousness after physical death: Revelation 6:9-10 NLT When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of all who had been martyred for the word of God and for being faithful in their testimony. 10 They shouted to the Lord and said, "O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you judge the people who belong to this world and avenge our blood for what they have done to us?
B4 From Scripture
C1 God creates. See Genesis 2.
C2 God blesses. See Genesis 2:3.
C3 God teaches. See Genesis 2:16-17.
C4 God tests. He may test directly by giving a command (1 Samuel 15:1-3) or through an agent (Genesis 3:1-7).
C5 God scores the test. For example 1 Samuel 15:13-33.
C6 God rewards for passing or failing His test
C7 God convicts of sin: John 16:8-11.
C8 God offers salvation:
D1 Matthew 11:28 NLT Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
D2 1 Timothy 2:4 NIV who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
C9 God warns: Ezekiel 18:20 NLT The person who sins is the one who will die. The child will not be punished for the parent's sins, and the parent will not be punished for the child's sins. Righteous people will be rewarded for their own righteous behavior, and wicked people will be punished for their own wickedness.
C10 God judges: Romans 2:16 NLT And this is the message I proclaim—that the day is coming when God, through Christ Jesus, will judge everyone's secret life.
C10 God blesses for faith and obedience: 1 Corinthians 1:21 NKJV For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.
C12 God sentences and punishes for unbelief and disobedience: John 3:36 WEL He who believes in the Son has everlasting life, but he who refuses to believe the Son will not see life, on the contrary the fierce anger of God remains on him.
C13 How are we going to respond?
D1 Excuses?
D2 Blame shifting?
D3 Confession?
D4 Asking for forgiveness?
D5 Ignore?
C14 God’s promises are real and will happen

Further study
B3 Revelation at Precept Austin
B4 Charts
C1 A handy chart about the 7 Churches of Revelation
C4 Seven Churches of Revelation (Roman Catholic site)

15 February 2020

1 Year Bible—Hebrews

The Superiority of Jesus

Jesus Is God Chapter 1:1-4
Superior To Angels Chapter 1:5-14

Jesus Provides the Only Salvation Chapter 2:1-4
Jesus Is Fully Human and His Purpose Chapter 2:5-18

Jesus Is Superior to Moses Chapter 3:1-6
Jesus Warning About Unbelief Chapter 3:7-19

God’s Promised Rest Is Coming Chapter 4:1-13
Jesus Is The High Priest Chapter 4:14-Chapter 5:10

Warning To Not Fall From the Faith Chapter 5:11-14

Encouragement to Grow Doctrine Chapter 6:1-12
God’s Promise Is Sure Chapter 6:13-20

The Great Priest Melchizedek Chapter 7:1-10
Jesus Is Greater Than Aaronic Priesthood Chapter 7:11-28

The Priestly Work of Jesus Chapter 8:1-6
Jesus Is the Priest of The New Covenant Chapter 8:7-13

The Earthly Tabernacle Chapter 9:1-10
Jesus Is Priest of Heavenly Tabernacle Chapter 9:11-28

Earthly Sacrifices Do Not Cleanse Sin Chapter 10:1-4
Messiah’s Sacrifice Cleanses From Sin Chapter 10:5-18
Messiah’s Blood Was the Acceptable Sacrifice Chapter 10:19-25
Our Faith Must Continue Chapter 10:26-39

Faith Defined and Examples Chapter 11

Let Us Persevere To The End Chapter 12:1-3
God’s Discipline Chapter 12:4-13
Warning To Not Falter Chapter 12:14-17
We Do Not Come To The Mountain of Fear Chapter 12:18-21
We Come To The Mountain of Joy Chapter 12:22-24
Do Not Reject God’s Warning Chapter 12:25-29

Various Rules and Requests Chapter 13:1-19
Blessing and Prayer Chapter 13:20-25

Notes

The Superiority of Jesus
In everything, in every way, over every person, every angel, every creature. Superior in essence, life, wisdom, love, holiness, work, etc.

Jesus Is God Chapter 1:1-4
B1 The Son of God is heir of everything, everything.
B2 The Son of God is creator of everything. He did not create Himself.
B3 The Son of God is the exact substance (essence) of the Father and the Spirit. Essence is the stuff that God is. God is spirit.
B4 Those who saw Jesus in the flesh, saw God in the flesh.
B5 The creeds state: Jesus is one person with two natures. He is God as God is, and He is man as man is. See the Chalcedonian Creed. A shortened history with a few comments is here. You are encouraged to read the Athanasian Creed, too.
Superior To Angels Chapter 1:5-14

Jesus Provides the Only Salvation Chapter 2:1-4
B1 Since He is so great, the salvation that He has given us must not be disregarded.
B2 Dangers of disregarding it are all the punishments and effects of sin.
Jesus Is Fully Human and His Purpose Chapter 2:5-18
B1 Jesus
C1 Is one person, not two.
C2 Is one person, not some type of hybrid.
C3 Is a divine nature and is a human nature.
C4 Is a permanent state. As Schaff writes (Source): The union of the divine and human nature in Christ is a permanent state resulting from the incarnation, and is a real, supernatural, personal, and inseparable union—in distinction from an essential absorption or confusion, or from a mere moral union; or from a mystical union such as holds between the believer and Christ. The two natures constitute but one personal life, and yet remain distinct.
C5 Is one self-consciousness: As Schaff again writes: The self-consciousness of Christ is never divided; his person consists in such a union of the human and the divine natures, that the divine nature is the seat of self-consciousness, and pervades and animates the human.
C6 Is doing one ministry. This ministry is not just the God nature or the human nature. It is one ministry (caring, attending, serving). It was His purpose. He was successful. He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven.
C6 Jesus’s human did not exist until the incarnation. His human nature is not an independent nature.
C7 Divine nature is His personality (character traits).
C8 Before incarnation was in the form (what we would see) of God, who in the incarnation took the form of a human man.

Jesus Is Superior to Moses Chapter 3:1-6
Jesus Warning About Unbelief Chapter 3:7-19
B1 First principle taught: Do not harden our hearts by unbelief: Hebrews 3:7-8 NRSV Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, "Today, if you hear his voice, 8 do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, as on the day of testing in the wilderness,
B2 Second principle taught: We are to encourage our brothers and sisters in the Christian life: Hebrews 3:13 NRSV But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," so that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
B3 Third principle taught: There is a relationship between obeying God and belief, and there is a relationship between disobeying God and unbelief. We cannot claim to be a believer and disobey His rules: Hebrews 3:18-19 NRSV And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, if not to those who were disobedient? 19 So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.

God’s Promised Rest Is Coming Chapter 4:1-13
Jesus Is The High Priest Chapter 4:14-Chapter 5:10

Warning To Not Fall From the Faith Chapter 5:11-14

Encouragement to Grow in Doctrine Chapter 6:1-12
B1 Do not deny Christ and abandon the faith (lose salvation): Hebrews 6:4-6 GNB For how can those who abandon their faith be brought back to repent again? They were once in God's light; they tasted heaven's gift and received their share of the Holy Spirit; 5 they knew from experience that God's word is good, and they had felt the powers of the coming age. 6 And then they abandoned their faith! It is impossible to bring them back to repent again, because they are again crucifying the Son of God and exposing him to public shame.
B2 Not all accept this interpretation.
B3 I have assurance, yet still believe it is possible, though incredibly rare, to deny faith. Think of Charles Templeton, Dan Barker, and Bart Ehrman.
B4 They had faith, enlightenment, heaven’s gift, partakers of the Holy Spirit, God’s goodness, and God’s power and blessing.
B5 They left the love of God to follow the love of the world: 2 Timothy 4:10 CSB because Demas has deserted me, since he loved this present world, and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. [Emphasis is added]
B6 Mediator of the New Covenant: Hebrews 9:15 NRSV For this reason he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, because a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions under the first covenant.
C1 The word loved is agape (ἀγαπάω agapáō).
C2 The word world is age (αἰών, aion)
God’s Promise Is Sure Chapter 6:13-20

The Great Priest Melchizedek Chapter 7:1-10
Jesus Is Greater Than Aaronic Priesthood Chapter 7:11-28

Chapter 8-9
B1 The Priestly Work of Jesus Chapter 8:1-6
B2 Jesus Is the Priest of The New Covenant Chapter 8:7-13
B3 The Earthly Tabernacle Chapter 9:1-10
B4 Jesus Is Priest of Heavenly Tabernacle Chapter 9:11-28
B5 As High Priest, He
C1 Sits at the right hand of the Father
C2 Ministers in the heavenly Temple in the Holy of Holies
C3 Is a priest because of a better covenant than the Mosaic Covenant.
C4 Offered His own blood, because the blood of animals is not sufficient: Hebrews 9:11-12 NRSV But when Christ came as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation), 12 he entered once for all into the Holy Place, not with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
C5 Purifies our conscious: Hebrews 9:14 NRSV how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to worship the living God!
B6 As humans we need to know
C1 All must die, then the judgment: Hebrews 9:27 GNB  Everyone must die once, and after that be judged by God.
C2 Jesus died only once for sins. There is only one sacrifice. It is finished. And, He will return to deliver us from this world: Hebrews 9:28 GNB In the same manner Christ also was offered in sacrifice once to take away the sins of many. He will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are waiting for him.

Earthly Sacrifices Do Not Cleanse Sin Chapter 10:1-4
Messiah’s Sacrifice Cleanses From Sin Chapter 10:5-18
Messiah’s Blood Was the Acceptable Sacrifice Chapter 10:19-25
Our Faith Must Continue Chapter 10:26-39

Faith Defined and Examples Chapter 11
B1 Faith is believing God. This is seen by obedience as explained above.
B2 We have examples to encourage us.

Let Us Persevere To The End Chapter 12:1-3
God’s Discipline Chapter 12:4-13
Warning To Not Falter Chapter 12:14-17
We Do Not Come To The Mountain of Fear Chapter 12:18-21
We Come To The Mountain of Joy Chapter 12:22-24
Do Not Reject God’s Warning Chapter 12:25-29

Various Rules and Requests Chapter 13:1-19
Blessing and Prayer Chapter 13:20-25

Isaiah 25:9 WEB It shall be said in that day, “Behold, this is our God! We have waited for him, and he will save us! This is Yahweh! We have waited for him. We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation!
Isaiah 61:10 WEB I will greatly rejoice in Yahweh! My soul will be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation. He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

19 November 2019

1 Year Through the Bible Series—Romans Part D+15 Blessings given by the Holy Spirit

B5 Teaching about sanctification 6:1-8:39
C1 Freedom from sin
D1 In our sin nature, we are addicted to sin. It is the master, we are the slave.
D2 A result of salvation is that we died with the Lord Jesus. He died, and we died with Him. He rose, and we will rise with Him. Even now, we are risen into new life. Free from enslavement to sin. We still sin, because we still have the flesh, but in time that flesh will be dead, too.
D3 We are to live as freed people. We are freed from death, sin, and the world’s system (worldview and lifestyle).
D4 We are not to let sin, the sinful desires of the flesh, the worldview of the flesh, nor the lifestyle of the flesh to rule us. We are not to obey.
D5 God gives His grace to help us.
E1 James 1:12 WEL Blessed [is] the man who patiently endures temptation, for when he has passed the test, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love him.
E2 Hebrews 2:18 NIV Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
E3 Let us remember Ananias and Sapphira: Acts 5:3-4 ISV Peter asked, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart so that you should lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back some of the money you got for the land? 4 As long as it remained unsold, wasn't it your own? And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal? So how could you have conceived such a thing in your heart? You did not lie to men but to God!
E4 God’s grace has given us the Armor of God to help us (Ephesians 6:10-20).
D6 We fail many times, but we must resist.
D7 God teaches us, reminds us, and chastens us we are now free from sin.
D8 Romans 6:12-14 WEL Therefore, sin must not rule your mortal body by obeying its evil desires, 13 Neither give any part of your body as tools to sin, but present yourselves to God as those who are alive from the dead and all of your body as righteous tools for God. 14 For sin must not rule over you, for you are not under the law but under grace.
C2 Freedom from sin illustrated
D1 Law, especially Mosaic law, only has authority over the living.
D2 Illustrated by marriage law.
E1 God’s ideal is once married, always married until death.
E2 There are reasons for divorce, but God’s perfect plan is no divorce.
E3 When a spouse dies, the law of marriage is dissolved, and the surviving spouse is free to marry.
E4 We have died with Messiah and are free from the law of sin (addiction to sin).
E5 Romans 7:6 NLT But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit.
C3 Purpose of the Law
D1 To make clear what God’s law is and when we have broken the law. God’s law is THE standard. God is King of the Universe. The 10 Commandments are 10 categories/sets of God’s law. God’s law reveals our true sinful nature. Romans 7:7 NLT Well then, am I suggesting that the law of God is sinful? Of course not! In fact, it was the law that showed me my sin. I would never have known that coveting is wrong if the law had not said, "You must not covet.
D2 The Law is the teacher and guardian until Christ. Now, Jesus is our teacher: Galatians 4:23-25 WEL But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut away from the faith, which would later be revealed. 24 So then the law was our schoolmaster until Christ, so that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
D3 Romans 7:8-11 teaches us that we thought we would be considered good, but God’s law shows us that we are evil.
D4 Romans 7:13-14. It is not the Law that is evil; it is us.
D5 To show the completely hopeless enslavement of the flesh to sin. Flesh refers to the worldview and lifestyle of sinful desires.
E1 The flesh of the physical body is a wonder of design.
E2 The desires of the flesh as hunger, thirst, rest, etc. is good, but it must be in its proper use. It is when we are outside God’s laws and purposes that we are in conflict with God’s laws.
E3 Sometime flesh refers to the flesh of the body, which is of amazing design and engineering
F1 Psalm 139:13-14 NLT You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb. 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
F2 John 1:14 PickNT So the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we observed His glory, glory of an Only-begotten, from the Father, full of grace and truth.
E4 At other time flesh refers to the “flesh” lifestyle, which is described as evil
F1 Romans 8:1 PickNT Now then, there is no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit,
F2 Galatians 5:17 NKJV For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
Another version: Galatians 5:17 NLT The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.
C4 Two worldviews and lifestyles contrasted
D1 The one termed “flesh”
E1 Flesh in this sense is the opposite of “spirit” and fights “spirit.”
E2 First list of examples: Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious. They are adultery, sexual sins, moral corruption, unrestrained lust, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, strife, provoking jealousy, hot anger, pushing to be first, selfish scheming, dissensions, heresy, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, wild partying, and so on, about which I have told you before, and as I have also told you in the past that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
E3 Second list: 1 Timothy 4:1-2 NIV The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
E4 Third: 1 John 2:16 NIV For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
D2 The one termed “spirit”
E1 This is the opposite of “flesh” and fights “flesh.”
E2 First list of examples: Galatians 5:22-23 WEL But, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.
E3 Second list: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a Love is very patient and kind; love is not envious; love doesn’t brag about itself, is not haughty, 5 Doesn’t behave improperly, is not self-seeking; love isn’t easily aggravated, doesn’t keep a list of wrongs, 6 Doesn’t rejoice in injustice, but rejoices in the truth, 7 Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, calmly endures all things. 8 Love never ends,
C5 A list of blessings given by the Holy Spirit
D1 Freedom from the law of sin (being addicted to sin) and freedom from death: Romans 8:2 NIV because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
D2 Life and peace: Romans 8:6 NIV The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
D3 Our regenerated heart (new birth) is the temple of the Holy Spirit: Romans 8:9 NIV You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.
D4 Life instead of death: Romans 8:10 NIV But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.
D5 Promise of a coming resurrection to new body (like Jesus had after His resurrection): Romans 8:10 NIV But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.
D6 Leads (this is not a mystical leading): Romans 8:10 NIV But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.
D7 Does NOT make us slaves: Romans 8:10 NIV But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.
D8 An assurance of salvation: Romans 8:16 NIV The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
D9 Heirs of God (joint heirs with the Lord Jesus): Romans 8:17 NIV Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
D10 Freedom from the bondage of decay: Romans 8:21 NIV that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
D11 Hope: Romans 8:24-25 NIV For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
D12 The Holy Spirit helping our weakness and helping us in prayer: Romans 8:26 NIV In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
D13 Everything working our for good: Romans 8:28 NIV And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
D14 God being for us, not against us: Romans 8:31 NIV What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
D15 Not separated from the Christ’s love: Romans 8:35 NIV Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

17 November 2019

1 Year Through the Bible Series—Romans Part C+23 Benefits of Salvation

B4 Teaching about salvation 3:21-5:21
C1 Salvation
D1 Not by following Mosaic law, which must a been a difficult thing for religious Jews.
E1 Jesus made this clear: John 7:19 NLT Moses gave you the law, but none of you obeys it! In fact, you are trying to kill me."
E2 Romans 8:3 NLT The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin's control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins.
D2 Not by being a descendant of Abraham: Matthew 3:9 NLT Don't just say to each other, 'We're safe, for we are descendants of Abraham.' That means nothing, for I tell you, God can create children of Abraham from these very stones.
D3 Not by being a “good” person: Romans 3:10 As the Scriptures say, "No one is righteous—not even one.
D4 Salvation is a gift by believing God and calling on His name. We trust into Jesus alone. Frequently the words “call on the name of the Lord” refers to asking God to save from sins, to have mercy and forgiveness.
E1 Luke 18:13 BSB But the tax collector stood at a distance, unwilling even to lift up his eyes to heaven. Instead, he beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner!
E2 1 Corinthians 1:2 NLT I am writing to God's church in Corinth, to you who have been called by God to be his own holy people. He made you holy by means of Christ Jesus, just as he did for all people everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours.
E3 Romans 4:3 WEB For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” [Genesis 15:6]
D5 There are those who teach that faith (believing for salvation) is a work. The Scriptures clearly have that this is absolutely wrong. Romans 4:4-5 ISV Now to someone who works, wages are not considered a gift but an obligation. 5 However, to someone who does not work, but simply believes in the one who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness.
D6 Abraham was saved by believing God, not keeping Mosaic law. Mosaic didn’t exist in Abraham’s lifetime.
C2 God acknowledges our faith and justifies us.
D1 Justification is a complete work by the God. It brings us into fellowship and peace with God.
D2 Either we are punished for our sins or another is. The other person must offer freely and be sinless, else he/she would have to die for their own sin. Jesus Christ is the only human that qualifies.
E1 Human:
F1 Matthew 1:21 NLT And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."
F2 John 1:14 NLT So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son.
F3 1 Timothy 2:5 NLT For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus.
F4 1 John 4:2 NIV This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,
E2 Sinless: 1 Peter 2:22 NLT He never sinned, nor ever deceived anyone.
E3 He is our Passover Lamb: 1 Corinthians 5:7 NLT Get rid of the old "yeast" by removing this wicked person from among you. Then you will be like a fresh batch of dough made without yeast, which is what you really are. Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us.
E4 His shed blood wrought salvation:
F1 Hebrews 9:22 NIV In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
F2 Colossians 1:20 NIV and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
D3 He paid for our sins in atonement of His shed blood. He saves us from God’s wrath and eternal punishment of hell (the Lake of Fire, Revelation 20:15).
D4 Sin entered the world because of Adam’s sin, not Eve’s sin: Romans 5:12-14 ISV Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so death spread to everyone, because all have sinned. 13 Certainly sin was in the world before the law was given, but no record of sin is kept when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless, death ruled from the time of Adam to Moses, even over those who did not sin in the same way Adam did when he disobeyed. He is a type of the one who would come.
D5 Everything of salvation is because of Jesus Christ.
E1 Forgiveness of sins: Colossians 1:14 NASB in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
E2 Peace with God: Romans 5:1 NASB Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
E3 Reconciliation with God: Romans 5:11 NASB And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
E4 The Holy Spirit: Acts 2:38 NASB Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
E5 Fruit of the Holy Spirit: Galatians 5:22-23 NASB But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
E6 Eternal life: Romans 6:23 NLT For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
E7 Rewards for serving God: these are the crowns given (2 Timothy 4:8, James 1:12, 1 Peter 5:4, etc.)
E8 Healing the brokenhearted: Luke 4:18 PickNT The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because He has anointed me to evangelize poor people. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim release to captives and recovery of sight to blind people, to send those who are oppressed out in freedom,
E9 Freedom from the fear of death: Hebrews 2:14-15 NASB Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.
E10 Joy in heaven: Luke 15:7 NLT In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven't strayed away!
E11 Fellowship
F1 With other believers
G1 Family of God: 1 John 3:9 NLT Those who have been born into God's family do not make a practice of sinning, because God's life is in them. So they can't keep on sinning, because they are children of God.
G2 Sharing: Acts 2:42 NLT All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord's Supper), and to prayer.
F2 With God
G1 Holy Spirit: 2 Corinthians 13:14 NLT May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
G2 With the Godhead (Trinity): 1 John 1:3 NLT We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
G3 Jesus, God the Son: 1 John 5:20 NLT And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life.
E12 A witness of God’s goodness to us: Luke 8:39 MEV Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you.” So he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.
E13 Adopted into God’s family: Ephesians 1:5 NLT God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
E14 God’s love: Romans 8:38-39 MEV For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities nor powers, neither things present nor things to come, 39 neither height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
E16 Assurance of salvation: 1 John 5:13 NASB These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.
E17 Resurrection (Much of 1 Corinthians 15 teaches us about resurrection): 1 Corinthians 15:42 NLT It is the same way with the resurrection of the dead. Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever.
E18 A protection from the enemy: Ephesians 6:17 NLT Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
E19 Hope: 1 Thessalonians 5:8 NIV But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.
E20 Holy: 2 Thessalonians 2:13 NLT As for us, we can't help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first to experience salvation—a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth.
E21 The assistance of God’s holy angels: Hebrews 1:14 NLT Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.
E22 A Christian lifestyle. This is the lifestyle of God’s kingdom.
F1 Based on truth: John 1:17 CSB for the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
F2 Based on God’s love: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a Love is very patient and kind; love is not envious; love doesn’t brag about itself, is not haughty, 5 Doesn’t behave improperly, is not self-seeking; love isn’t easily aggravated, doesn’t keep a list of wrongs, 6 Doesn’t rejoice in injustice, but rejoices in the truth, 7 Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, calmly endures all things. 8 Love never ends...
F3 Based on God’s holiness:
G1 1 Peter 1:16 CSB for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.
G2 Hebrews 12:14 CSB Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness—without it no one will see the Lord.
F4 Based on God’s wisdom: 1 Timothy 1:17 PickNT Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. [Pickering adds: Most modern versions, following 2% of the Greek manuscripts (of dubious quality), omit 'wise', leaving 'the only God].
F5 Some characteristics of that lifestyle: Galatians 5:22-23 NLT But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
E23 A King to serve: Hebrews 12:28 NKJV Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.

Romans 5:10-11 ISV For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life! 11 Not only that, but we also continue to boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received our reconciliation.