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The Beginning of the Gospel

Mark 1:1 – The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

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The Mystery of Christmas (Eph 3:1-13)

Ephesians 3:1-13 3 For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— 2 assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. 4 When you read this, you can perceive my insight into …

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The Family Meal (1 Cor 11:17-34)

“But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part, for there must be factions among you in order …

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Core Values: 3. Genuine, Intentional Relationships

In the gospel we look expectantly for the presence of Jesus Christ in ourselves and each other even as we wait patiently for God’s Spirit to change us.  Having been adopted by God as His children, we are all members of one family.  We no longer need to put on airs or pretend to be better than we are.  Through …

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The “Not-This-But-Thats” of Suffering (1 Peter 4:12-19)

1 Peter 4:12-19 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted for the name of …

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The Impact of Suffering (1 Pe 4:1-6)

1 Peter 4:1-6 1 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. 3 For the time that …

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Hebrews – God’s Revelation and Man’s Restoration (Heb 1:1-2:18) – Part 2

A.  Pay Full Attention: Transition from Exposition to Exhortation; Doctrine to Application (Heb 2:1-4) 1.      Verse 1 a.  First Warning of the Epistle to the Hebrews – Pay FULL attention or you will drift from the Gospel! b.  Call for improved attention. c.  Aim of author is edification, not destruction. d.  Edification is a call for action motivated and …

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The Cause and Effect of Your Hope (1 Pe 1:13-21)

1 Peter 1:13-21  — 13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be …

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Practical Rules for Interpretation: Rule 11

Rule 11  – Interpret the Scriptures with a Spirit of Humility “It’s remarkable that men should be so arrogant and secure when there are so many, indeed countless, evidences around to suggest that we ought to be humble. . . . Yet our hearts are hard as steel and pay no attention to such evidence.” – Martin Luther While we …

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Little is known about the prophet Habakkuk. He was likely a contemporary of Zephaniah and Jeremiah, and possibly even of Ezekiel and Daniel, but none of the other prophets mention him. His name appears twice in the book (1:1; 3:1), and he is clearly the main character. Key Themes: I. God is just and merciful, even though his people may …

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