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Jesus identified as Christ by the works He did
John 10:22-42
Is the Lord Jesus Your personal Shepherd?
John 10:1-21
If Jesus had disregarded your traditions and good works, would you still have trusted and followed Him?
John 9:35-41
Formerly blind man silenced and kicked out of the community for testifying truthfully about Jesus Christ.
John 9:13-34
Jesus Christ gave sight to a blind man. And as back then, so He is today the eternal light in spiritual darkness for those looking to Him.
John 9:1-12
Jesus makes His eternal nature openly known with the "I AM" statement. No beginning and no end. Eternal God in human form.
John 8:48-59
Jesus Christ and God are One. You can't coherently believe God without Jesus and Jesus without God.
John 8:39-47
Are you burdened by mistakes and failures? Jesus can set you free!
John 8:31-38
Are you spiritually lost in darkness? Jesus is the light of the world and the giver of the light of life.
John 8:12-30
Jesus Loves Sinners. See how He loved and forgave an Adulterer.
John 8:1-11
See a contrast of good and bad leadership
John 7:45-53
Have you heard about water that consists of more than two hydrogens and one oxygen atom?
John 7:37-44
Jesus Christ ascended back to God the Father after His incarnation, death, and resurrection, 2000 years ago.
John 7:32-36
Are the sources for your worldview and beliefs reliable, consistent, and overall true?
John 7:27-31
At a scale of 0 to 1, how are your moral judgment skills?
John 7:20-26
If you knew there is a place where people want to kill you, would there be something that could make you go there anyway?
John 7:14-20
Seek and find Jesus Christ for the right reasons
John 7:10-13
The Lord wants His people to judge righteously and live for eternity
John 7:1-9
Do you believe in Jesus? How come you do or don't?
John 6:60-71
Find your eternal need and satisfaction met in Jesus Christ. Believe Him.
John 6:25-59
Jesus went through the storm of death for you
John 6:16-24
Jesus displays His Compassion, Sufficiency, Thriftiness, and Patience in the story of the feeding of the five thousand
John 6:1-15
How do you know who to trust?
John 5:31-47
Who is Jesus Christ personally to you?
John 5:16-30
Struggling with verses in the Bible? Look at the big picture to keep clarity. Are you suffering? Jesus identified, knows, and understands.
John 5:1-15
Do you know God? - Or is a wrong understanding of Him keeping you at distance?
John 4:43-54
Jesus revealed Himself as Messiah to a Samaritan woman. She and many in her city believed in Him once they got to know Him.
John 4:1-42
How a right view of God, your neighbor, and yourself may lead you to live a God-honoring and intelligent life.
1 Corinthians 3
How envy and humility may change your life
John 3:22-36
Jesus proved His love for God the Father and true worshippers by standing up for them against powerful rulers who increasingly hated Him.
John 2:12-25
The source of joy that surpasses everything else in my life.
Romans 5
Why are there seasons of lack of joy and happiness?
John 2:1-11
What determines who you follow on social media? - Do you know Jesus? Have you decided to follow Him first and foremost?
John 1:35-51
Do you remember a time when you were honored with a good testimony? Read here about John's unique testimony of Jesus.
John 1:29-34
Who is John the Baptist? But more importantly: "Who are you?" and "Who is Jesus Christ?"
John 1:19-28
The Lord is supreme over all! Hallelujah!
Psalms 113
Who is Jesus Christ? Find deep treasures about Him in the God-inspired writings of Apostel John.
John 1:1-18
Do you note and avoid false teachers? Are you part of a team that works for the furtherance of the Good News of Christ? Yes? - Praise God!
Romans 16:17-27
What did Paul appreciate most in others?
Romans 16:1-16
What to do when desire and calling are not matching? See how Paul did it.
Romans 15:22-31
God fulfilled His promise of the Good News for the Gentiles in Paul's life. Which promises does God fulfill in your life?
Romans 15:14-21
Do you have trouble with a weakness of your brother/sister in the Lord? Accept him/her because Christ accepted you despite your weaknesses.
Romans 15:1-13
Do things from faith. All action in doubt is sin.
Romans 14:14-23
Walk fully convinced in the fear of the Lord. Don't despise or judge a fellow-saint but seek his best.
Romans 14:1-13
Outline of Romans 4: Saving Faith explained
Romans 4
Time is short - love one another and your neighbor by being led by the Spirit, in reflecting Christ to them.
Romans 13:8-14
Our lives are governed by authorities that God appointed
Romans 13:1-7
All things such as space, energy, and authority were created by God's perfect representative, that is the supreme God-Man Jesus Christ.
Colossians 1:15-16
Paul's instruction on how to relate to fellow believers and unbelievers
Romans 12:9-21
What is your gift as a member of the body of Christ?
Romans 12:3-8
What is better than life?
Psalms 63
In God alone I put my trust, who is my Deliverer, strong Protector, Refuge, and save Shelter.
Psalms 62
How to know the will of God
Romans 12:1-2
What does the goodness of God lead you to think, say, and do?
Romans 11:11-36
David walked in integrity, are you too?
Psalms 26
A prayer to know more our Lord Jesus Christ
Ephesians 1:17-19
Think soberly and walk in the fear of the Lord, because God is blessed for His great saving work in Jesus Christ for you.
1 Peter 1
God offers His righteousness in grace as a gift in Jesus Christ.
Romans 3
In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. - Col 2:3
Proverbs 2:1-9
Amazing grace of God! He is faithful, and will complete what He started.
Romans 11:1-10
Israel disobeyed and rejected God's compassion to save. Please don't do the same mistake. Receive God's gift of eternal life in Christ.
Romans 10:14-21
How does a victorious life look like for you?
Psalms 148
Believe Jesus and receive eternal life.
John 3:1-21
Zealous works cannot save, but faith in Christ does!
Romans 10:1-13
Focus on the Lord in your difficulty.
Psalms 123
Where does your help come from?
Psalms 121
Revive me, O Lord.
Psalms 119:153-160
Israel in large rejects God's righteousness by faith, how about you? Have you accepted God's gift of a perfect standing in Christ?
Romans 9:30-33
Christians exist only because of the mercy and compassion of God.
Romans 9:14-29
God's Word was, is, and will always be effective
Romans 9:6-13
Paul's grief for Israel's rejection of Christ
Romans 9:1-5
Nothing can separate the elect of God form the love of Christ.
Romans 8:31-39
Jesus, King-everlasting, shamed, mocked and tortured by His creatures, to restore a relationship with them.
Matthew 27:27-31
God works Christ-likeness in those he foreknew.
Romans 8:28-30
The Lord is Holy. Majestic, mighty, and faithful King who always was is and forever will be. He is the everlasting King!
Psalms 93
What is the Spirit's part of work in the life of God's children?
Romans 8:26-27
Christians groan in longing for their glorification
Romans 8:23-25
Outline of Romans 2
Romans 2
Children of God are saved to be glorified together with Christ.
Romans 8:16-18
Great is God the giver of every spiritual blessing!
Ephesians 1:3-4
What does it mean to live according to the Spirit?
Romans 8:1-17
The law cannot help in the struggle with indwelling sin but the Lord Jesus can.
Romans 7:13-25
Is the law still condemning you or have you found the grace of God in Christ?
Romans 7:7-12
Are you in the flesh under the curse of the law, or are you liberated serving in the newness of the Spirit?
Romans 7:1-6
Do you live as a person who is under grace? Are you devoted to God or yourself? We received all in Christ, should we not also live for Him?
Romans 6:15-23
What does your baptism mean?
Romans 6:1-14
Great disasters will happen before the powerful and glorious appearance of the Son of Man. Tribes will mourn; the elect will be gathered.
Matthew 24:29-31
The Fall of Humanity and God's gracious Gift of Justification
Romans 5:12-21
Outline of Romans 1
Romans 1:1-32
Rejoice: In Christ's death and resurrection, reconciliation and salvation is freely available for you.
Romans 5:6-11
Justification by faith grands peace with God, access to God and an overflowing joy which causes to boast in God even in suffering.
Romans 5:1-5
What are the signs of the Lord's coming and the end of the age?
Matthew 24:1-28
God's promise, Abrahams faith, and its lesson
Romans 4:13-25
Were the Jews who lived at the old testament time saved in the same manner as the Gentiles today?
Romans 4:1-8
Who do you boast in?
Romans 3:27-31
Have you received the righteousness of God by believing Jesus? Or are you still in your sins? Trust Him today to be made right in Gods sight
Romans 3:21-26
All are guilty before God. There is none righteous. All are under sin.
Romans 3:9-20
God is faithful to save and just in all His judgments. Either submit to His truth, or His wrath will inflict you for your sins.
Romans 3:1-8
No salvation in anything outward which man could boast in, but only in God who causes the inward change of heart.
Romans 2:25-29
The Jew knows the will of God, but fails as the Gentile in doing it. All have failed and are guilty.
Romans 2:17-24
A call for repentance to lost and self-righteous sinners.
Luke 15:11-32
Bear fruit for God because we belong to and love Jesus
Romans 7:4-6
The blessed man meditates on the law of the Lord
Psalms 1:1-6
Meditate on Scripture
Joshua 1:8
All men are unrighteous and therefore under the wrath of God. They are guilty unless they received the righteousness of God by faith.
Romans 2:1-16
Praise the Lord. He takes pleasure in His people.
Psalms 149
The Spirit intercedes for us in our weaknesses.
Romans 8:26-27
No one served God like Jesus; He is the greatest. Hypocrites work for themselves to be seen and praised by man. Their desire misleads them.
Matthew 23:1-36
Gott zeigt seine Größe im Erhalten und Versorgen der Bedürftigen. Lob und Ruhm sei Gott dem ewigen König für alle Zeit.
Psalms 145
The denial of the truth of the existence of God is followed by unrighteous and wicked characteristics.
Romans 1:18-32
Highly honored by the Gospel of Christ
Romans 1:16-17
An example of how Paul made plans according to his call and longing and then trusted God to succeed or hinder these plans.
Romans 1:8-15
The privilege of being in Christ! No condemnation, and a walk in the Spirit!
Romans 8:1-4
Beloved of God; you who are called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 1:1-7
The Lord is long-suffering, who desires that all men come to repentence.
2 Peter 3:8-9
Reconciled to God through Christ's death and saved by His life to evermore rejoice in that fact.
Romans 5:10-11
A people of God
1 Peter 2:9-10
In Christ we may receive all things that exist for life and godliness to share in divine nature
2 Peter 1:3-4
Is there anything better than the Love of God in Christ?
Romans 8:31-39
Paulus bittet das der Vater der Herrlichkeit den Heiligen in Epheser den Geist der Weisheit und der Offenbarung gebe.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Experience the power of God in your life through prayer together with your brothers and sisters.
James 5:13-18
Blessed is the one who trusts the Lord
Psalms 84
Wealth cannot save you, Christ can. Forsake the dream that riches will fulfill you and follow Christ who is the all-surpassing reward.
Matthew 19:23-30
God is the judge and lawgiver. Submit to His law and do not speak evil against you brother.
James 4:11-12
God's work of Regeneration - A new heart with new desires and His Spirit to live a fulfilled life in the will of God
Ezekiel 36:25-27
Do you labor for the people of God?
Colossians 4:12-13
Fruchtbar oder Unfruchtbar?
John 15:1-3
Praise the Lord for of His might and acts of mercy
Psalms 147
Kill sin, because in Christ you have put off the sinful nature. Put on Christ, because in Him you have put Him on already.
Colossians 3:1-17
To be blessed and truly honored by God is to live out what Christ has done for His church
Psalms 119:1-8
Trust and be content in the Lord; He is your Helper; He will never leave nor forsake you!
Hebrews 13:5-6
Live out the from God received Wisdom, but be careful not to boast of wisdom if your heart is sidetracked by the flesh.
James 3:13-18
Are you wholeheartedly devoted to good works? Can people learn when they see you work?
Titus 3:12-15
Foolish talk is useless, empty, and self- condemning. Warn those who do that and stay away from them if they do not repent.
Titus 3:9-11
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From Suffering to Glory
Romans 8:19-22
What gets creation to perfection?
Published May 20th, 2017; Updated August 12th, 2018
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Phrase 19-22
Main point summary
Creation waits and groans for the revealing of the sons of God, because it will also be delivered into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Creation suffers unter the emptiness of pointless repetitious cycles of life and death.
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Romans 8:19-22
For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God .
For the creation was subjected to futility ,
not willingly,
but because of Him who subjected it in hope ;
[ because -> that] the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God .
For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.
Suffering reminds of the glory that will be revealed in us. This is comfort to the suffering soul. One day all suffering will end and I eagerly await it.
Our Lord Jesus will soon return.
The reason for creations subject to futility is because God subjected it in hope. How? Why? When?
Paul says that creations state is like a woman that is in birth pains. The pain is terrible but the outcome is tremendous joy. Likewise with the current state of creation's futility. Creation will be transformed to a place of absolute beauty and harmony. But before that happens, the elements of this earth will be burned. (2 Peter 3:10-13)
Synonyms for futility: pointlessness, vanity, fruitlessness
I believe that most translator were right in choosing "that" instead of "because". Paul is talking about something God did and what he yet will do with His creation. So it is an Action-Purpose statement, and not a Ground.
Phrase 19-22
Romans 8:19-22
For the ... expectation of the creation ... waits
for the revealing of the sons
of God.
For the creation was subjected
to futility,
not willingly,
but because of Him
who subjected it
in hope;
because [-> that] the creation itself also will be delivered
from the bondage
of corruption
into the glorious liberty of the children
of God.
For we know
that the whole creation groans and
with birth pangs
until now.
together with who?
"Revealed" in the book of Romans Rm 1:17 In the Gospel of Jesus Christ the righteousness of God is revealed . Rm 1:18 The wrath of God is revealed against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men. Rm 2:5 The righteous judgment will be revealed to those of a hard and impenitent heart. Rm 8:18 mentions the glory that is to be revealed to us. Two revelations: The revelation of the righteousness of God and the glory that is linked to Christ's righteousness for all who receive the gift of the forgiveness of sins and a perfect standing before God in Christ. The revelation of the wrath of God against all unrighteousness and those who have hardened their heart to the truth of God.
Who subjected creation? The NKJV and some others translate the "Him" with an capital "H" referring to God. I heard somebody referencing the "Him" to Adam. Adam was the one who subjected creation to futility through the fall and than was making the earth subject in hope through his work. Adam might have been the vehicle of subjecting creation but the Him refers to God because of verse 21. Is Adam the one who will deliver creation from the bondage of corruption? Certainly not. God subjected creation (Gen 3:17-19) in hope and will also deliver creation from it's bondage of corruption.
Paul is further explaining what happens when the believers get glorified.
The glorious liberty of the children of God is the freedom from life's pointlessness, failures, weaknesses, and bondage. Everything will be perfect.
How is creation expecting the revealing of the sons of God? Creation goes through its cycles of emptiness till decay has done it's work. Creation is promised along sight the sons of God to be changed into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. A day is coming of no decay and absolut harmony and perfection.
What does the revealing of the sons of God mean? How does it work? Rm 8:14 says that those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (Present tense) A time will come which will reveal all the glory that is in the fact of being presently by God's grace, sons of God.
Adam was not without hope when God cursed the ground. It just took a lot of hard work to have a fruitful ground for plants and fields. God also promised a deliverer who would be bitten by the serpent in the heel, but He would crush the serpents head (Gen 3:15). The Lord Jesus crushed Satan at the cross of Calvary. Satan's seeming victory was his complete defeat. His bite in the heel of the savior required him his head. Satan, sin, and death are conquered by the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. And all who receive this truth personally take part in His victory.
Sons of God speaks about position. Fathers love their sons no matter what. If the father had a business and one of his employees would slack, he would fire him. But never would a father in his right mind cast his son out. If their are issues, the father loves even more to resolve and help his son to get back on track. Females should not be discouraged because it speaks about males. In fact it should be encouraging because back in time, the first son received a double portion of the inheritance. Women that were left out back in Israel's history, receive now a full double portion in Christ. Women are equal heirs of eternity. They have equal access to the tremendous blessings in Christ. (Gal 3:26-29)
Paul explains in theses verses the state of this world and the liberation that will come soon. The world was subjected to futility because of man's sin ( Gen 3:17-19 ) and the deliverance form futility is linked to the glory that will be revealed in the sons of God (8:19). God designed creation with a link to men. Men was to rule over creation. When men fall in sin, creation came as a result of men's sin under bondage of corruption. Likewise, when the glory in the sons of God will be revealed, creation is going to be freed from bondage. Governments in Europe have enforced regulations to prevent greenhouse gases as if, it seems, they found the ultimate solution to our environmental problems. It is great to make our planet a better place to live on, but it is also important to keep in mind that theses effort cannot create the perfect environment. If too much effort is set on sustaining the environment, the governments regulations could discourage companies, which end up in less regulated countries, producing the same waste. Technological advances did and do excellent things for us but in the end they cannot change the second law of thermodynamics. The work for creation's liberation is already done in Christ's death and resurrection. All that is needed is the revealing part of His glorious work in the sons of God. The revelation of Jesus Christ will be an amazing day! Creation is tired of the repeating cycle of life and death. For thousands of years creation is trying every year to bring forth perfection, only to discover in fall that all the efforts were for nothing. That is why creation is expecting and waiting eagerly for that glorious day of perfection. The sun won't burn flowers anymore and the lion will be satisfied without eating antelopes. The stronger animals will not kill the weaker, but they will life in complete harmony.
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