Brent Karding
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Christ rejected and accepted
Luke 23:39-43
God commands you to turn from idols to the true God.
Acts 17:22-31
Jesus is sovereign over the natural and spiritual realm
Matthew 9:1-8
A humble birth and great glory to God
Luke 2:1-21
Because God is uniquely faithful, he will remove our sins.
Micah 7:18-20
Phrasing Narrative and Teaching
Mark 11:12-25
Christ's Supremacy Described and Grounded
Colossians 1:15-17
Christ's Resurrection and Ours
1 Corinthians 15:20-28
God's Furious Punishment
Romans 1:18-25
God will surely set up an indestructible, everlasting kingdom.
Daniel 2:31-45
Just like Adam's sin led to death for all people, so Jesus' obedience led to life for all people.
Romans 5:12-21
To apply this text, think through the Concessive, the Negative, and the Ground (v. 7-9), asking where those things are true of you.
1 Kings 14:1-18
Remember the happiness of the Word-delighting, and the misery of the only other option.
Psalms 1
In every difficulty, cry to God, your trustworthy Savior.
Psalms 42:1-43:5
Jesus, the Father's Spirit-filled Son, inaugurated God's kingdom.
Mark 1:1-15
Paul describes how men and women should act in church, based on their specific roles.
1 Timothy 2:8-15
Dedicate yourself to the local church for the eternal glory of Christ.
Haggai 2:20-23
The gospel call to repentance gives light to people in darkness.
Matthew 4:12-17
God has given the local church the responsibility to judge its members.
1 Corinthians 5
The eternal state will immediately follow Christ's return and our bodily resurrection.
1 Corinthians 15:20-28
When Jesus next returns, he will destroy death.
1 Corinthians 15:50-58
At the day of the Lord, believers will be saved and unbelievers will be destroyed.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-10
Our certain gospel hope of resurrection should encourage us.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
This passage reveals the fact of and the reason behind God's anger.
Romans 1:18-23
The kind of faith that saves is a faith that is characterized by works.
James 2:14-26
Only those who look to Jesus for spiritual wealth, righteousness, and guidance will sit with him on his throne.
Revelation 3:14-22
Jesus promises eternal life to those who overcome; therefore, cling to the gospel and preach it to others.
Revelation 3:7-13
Those who treasure the gospel and live it out today will enjoy intimacy with Jesus now and forever.
Revelation 3:1-6
Hold tightly to holy living that flows from the gospel.
Revelation 2:18-29
God calls us to boast only in the cross, through which we participate in the New Creation.
Galatians 1:1-6:18
Jesus will destroy His enemies and give eternal life to His people; therefore, the church must not tolerate sin in its midst.
Revelation 2:12-17
It is vital to boast only in Jesus' cross.
Galatians 6:10-18
Those who are fearless in the face of death will receive life from the Victor over death.
Revelation 2:8-11
True spirituality is seen in bearing other people's burdens.
Galatians 6:1-10
You are nothing without love.
Revelation 2:1-7
Serve each other in love through the leading of the life-giving, flesh-opposing Spirit.
Galatians 5:13-26
Jesus is a king and priest who is present with His church in judgment and salvation.
Revelation 1:9-20
Only those who rest on Christ alone for justification will receive eternal righteousness.
Galatians 5:2-12
Obey this urgent revelation so you will be blessed, and rest in the sovereignty of your Saviour.
Revelation 1:1-8
God redeems Naomi - and all Israel - through the son of Boaz and Ruth.
Ruth 4:13-22
Believers must stand firm in the freedom of being God's children through faith alone in his promise.
Galatians 4:21-31
Boaz generously and sacrificially redeems Elimelech's and Mahlon's family.
Ruth 4:1-12
Paul's proven trustworthiness and godly motives should have led the Galatians to trust him, not reject him.
Galatians 4:12-20
Boaz acted with generosity again, and Ruth waited for redemption.
Ruth 3:14-18
In Christ we are God's fully adult sons and heirs.
Galatians 4:1-11
Boaz commits himself to redeem Ruth.
Ruth 3:1-13
All of God's children enjoy his covenant and promised salvation through faith in Christ.
Galatians 3:15-29
Ruth and Naomi encounter the generosity of Boaz.
Ruth 2:14-23
Gentiles are declared righteous, become the true Israel, and receive the blessing and the Spirit by faith alone.
Galatians 3:1-14
God guided Ruth to the field of a man who showed undeserved favor to her.
Ruth 2:1-13
Justification by faith, not by works, alone glorifies God's grace and accomplishes the purpose of Christ's death.
Galatians 2:11-21
Ruth committed herself to Naomi and to her God.
Ruth 1:15-22
From the beginning of church history, there has been only one true gospel.
Galatians 2:1-10
The biblical gospel is demonstrably given by Jesus.
Galatians 1:11-24
Naomi was left alone in a foreign land, suffering judgment.
Ruth 1:1-5
A bitter Naomi plans to return to her homeland, and convince her daughters-in-law not to.
Ruth 1:6-14
Reject the perverted gospel and embrace the God-accomplished and God-taught gospel.
Galatians 1:1-10
It is right for God to show mercy on whomever he desires to show mercy - and we should praise him for this!
Jonah 1:1-4:11
God is right to show mercy on whomever he chooses.
Jonah 4:1-11
God cares about Gentiles.
Jonah 3:1-10
The Lord saved Jonah because he prayed to him.
Jonah 2:1-10
Jesus' death and resurrection created Gentile worshippers.
Jonah 1:1-17
Because God is holding tightly to you, hold tightly to his Word.
2 Thessalonians 1-3
We pray for you to experience God's grace and peace.
2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
Paul gives two final commands in the main body of this letter: pray and stay away.
2 Thessalonians 3:1-15
How God's sovereignty motivates our perseverance
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
You were dead, but God made you alive in Christ; therefore, remember that God has brought you near to him and made you part of his temple.
Ephesians 2:1-10
God is holding tightly to you.
2 Thessalonians 1:3-12
The path to eternal happiness isn't what you think: it requires joyful endurance of trials and humble obedience to God's Word.
James 1
Choose the way of life that God delights in, a Christlike life of compassion and purity, for this is the pathway to Heaven.
James 1:26-27
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2 Corinthians 4:13-15
2 Corinthians 4:13-15
Faith leads to speaking.
Published April 10th, 2021
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For You
2 Corinthians 4:13-15
Since we have the same spirit
Ground #1
of faith
according to what has been written,
“I believed,
and so I spoke,”
we also believe,
and so we also speak,
knowing that he ... will raise us also
Ground #2
who raised the Lord Jesus
with Jesus
and bring us
with you
into his presence.
For it is all
for your sake,
so that ... it may increase thanksgiving,
as grace extends
to more and more people
to the glory
of God.
2 Corinthians 4:15
Psalms 116:1-19
I Love the Lord 116 1 I y love the Lord , because he has z heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. 2 Because he a inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. 3 b The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish. 4 Then c I called on the name of the Lord : “O Lord , I pray, deliver my soul!” 5 d Gracious is the Lord , and e righteous; our God is f merciful. 6 The Lord preserves g the simple; when h I was brought low, he saved me. 7 Return, O my soul, to your i rest; for the Lord has j dealt bountifully with you. 8 For k you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling; 9 I will walk before the Lord l in the land of the living . 10 m I believed, n even when 1 I spoke : “I am greatly afflicted”; 11 o I said in my alarm, p “All mankind are liars.” 12 What shall I q render to the Lord for all his benefits to me? 13 I will lift up r the cup of salvation and s call on the name of the Lord , 14 I will t pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. 15 u Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his v saints. 16 O Lord , I am your w servant; I am your servant, x the son of your maidservant. You have y loosed my bonds. 17 I will z offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and s call on the name of the Lord . 18 I will t pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people, 19 in a the courts of the house of the Lord , in your midst, O Jerusalem. b Praise the Lord !
Psalms 115:1-10
115 1 αλληλουια ἐπίστευσα διὸ ἐλάλησα ἐγὼ δὲ ἐταπεινώθην σφόδρα 2 ἐγὼ εἶπα ἐν τῇ ἐκστάσει μου πᾶς ἄνθρωπος ψεύστης 3 τί ἀνταποδώσω τῷ κυρίῳ περὶ πάντων ὧν ἀνταπέδωκέν μοι 4 ποτήριον σωτηρίου λήμψομαι καὶ τὸ ὄνομα κυρίου ἐπικαλέσομαι 6 τίμιος ἐναντίον κυρίου ὁ θάνατος τῶν ὁσίων αὐτοῦ 7 ὦ κύριε ἐγὼ δοῦλος σός ἐγὼ δοῦλος σὸς καὶ υἱὸς τῆς παιδίσκης σου διέρρηξας τοὺς δεσμούς μου 8 σοὶ θύσω θυσίαν αἰνέσεως 9 τὰς εὐχάς μου τῷ κυρίῳ ἀποδώσω ἐναντίον παντὸς τοῦ λαοῦ αὐτοῦ 10 ἐν αὐλαῖς οἴκου κυρίου ἐν μέσῳ σου Ιερουσαλημ
For You
2 Corinthians 1:6
6 k If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer.
2 Corinthians 1:24
24 Not that we s lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm t in your faith.
2 Corinthians 4:5
5 For what k we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with l ourselves as your servants 1 for Jesus’ sake.
2 Corinthians 4:12
12 So w death is at work in us, but life in you.
2 Corinthians 5:13
13 For if we c are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.
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