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God exalts Christ for he is doubly worthy of honour as Creator and Purifier of sin.
Hebrews 1:1-4
Christians of God's Beloved Covenant Forgive.
Matthew 18:19-35
God's providence through his messengers to his beloved children assures our grace, mercy, and peace.
1 Timothy 1:1-2
Unity Achieved in the Depth of the Gospel
Philippians 2:1-11
The Perseverance of the Christian Depends on God's Gift and God's Sustaining Power
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
How can you tell the sincerity of your faith?  By the words that you speak.
James 3:1-12
To behold Christ is to be transformed in believing obedience
James 2:14-26
Blessed is the man who desires to do good with his whole being without partiality, for God has saved him wholly.
James 2:1-13
True Religion is displayed in a sanctified love for God and love for neighbour.
James 1:19-27
Those who fall away do so because of sin and lack love for God and not because God is unfaithful to keep his saints.
James 1:12-18
Trials increase our faith to God, but when they are difficult God gives aid to see his unswerving goodness in Christ, our exaltation.
James 1:2-11
For Christians: rejection of a God who sent his Son to die for us and his Spirit to restore us yields an incomparably severe punishment.
Hebrews 10:26-31
Worldly Success is No Sure Sign of God's Favour.
James 4:13-17
The perfect Jesus is the perfect high priest, the perfect sacrifice, and the source of a perfect, everlasting covenant.
Hebrews 7:20-28
God shall keep you through the prayer of others for your joyful growth in theology leading to a life of grateful doxology.
Colossians 1:9-12
A people saved for a glorious purpose.
Exodus 19:4-6
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!  Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
1 Peter 1:3-5
We need gospel-unity because it is a gift from God for our assurance and for Christ's glory.
Philippians 1:27-30
The Immeasurable Gift of the Gospel
2 Corinthians 5:21
God's Love, God's Salvation, God's Grace, God's Glory.
Ephesians 2:1-10
Christians, if someone wrongs you and refuses to humbly repent, then let him go, because God desires to keep and protect you from his sin.
Matthew 18:15-20
I cling to my Lord who is my Helper, Saviour and Friend.
1 Peter 3:18
We have full confidence in the revealed, illumined and inspired Word of God given to us by the Spirit of God.
1 Corinthians 2
What is more amazing than being set free from sin?  Being set free to Christ, our righteousness and keeper forever.
1 Peter 2:24-25
As those identified with Christ, we are called to live new lives enabled by a glorious God.
Romans 6:1-4
Death in Adam; life in Christ.
Romans 5
If you have been called to preach the gospel, do not relent, because God delights in your ministry.
2 Timothy 4:1-8
Grass withers and flowers fade, but the word of our God shall stand forever.
2 Timothy 3
What does a false teacher look like?  He appears to be godly, but, in truth, he seeks only to steal and devour.  Avoid these wolves.
2 Timothy 3:1-9
Scripture is from God alone.  Let no man claim otherwise.
Galatians 1
Although our sin deserves punishment, the love and grace of God, through Christ, intercede to give us everlasting joy.
Romans 5:1-17
What is our joy?  It is not ourselves.  It is the love of God in Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:6-11
Condemnation follows us in Adam, but Rejoicing is our reward in Christ
Romans 5:1-14
Good News! The life, death and resurrection of Christ is the source of our faith, pardon, justification, and reconciliation to God.
Romans 5:1-11
Rejoice!  God doesn't just save, and God doesn't just promise a future, but He promises His love and help for those who believe now.
Romans 5:1-5
Faith in God to fulfill His promises by grace is the only way by which we can be saved
Romans 4:13-25
Abraham was justified by faith, as are those who follow in his footsteps.
Romans 4:1-12
Who is the blessed man?  He who seeks after the very things of God.  To Him shall be a heavenly reward and satisfaction forever.
Psalms 1
Righteousness is a gift to those who cannot save themselves, and, instead, fall at the cross and confess Christ as Lord.
Romans 3
In God there is no contradiction, for the law condemns self-righteous sinners, but God saves the repentant who believe in Christ.
Romans 3:1-26
Church, set your minds on things above by loving one another as Christ loved you, which is your thanksgiving to God.
Colossians 3:12-17
What is the advantage of having the Law?  To know God's will.  Does the law justify?  No, it condemns.  Simply, the Law is good, we are not.
Romans 3:1-20
God is immeasurably compassionate, so much so that we cannot truly grasp it, and yet, it is exactly sufficient to accomplish His plans.
Jonah 4
It is not too late!  Repent and Believe!  He is merciful and mighty, alone, to save.
Jonah 3
When we are in despair without hope of deliverance, look to the merciful Lord who is faithful to save and deliver.
Jonah 2
Obey when God calls.  Reject God and suffer the consequences.  In both obedience and disobedience, God will accomplish His purposes.
Jonah 1
In Christ we are made heirs to the throne of God, justified by faith, children of promise and free from the shackles of law.
Galatians 3:15-29
The Law was Given for Blessing, but it Became a Curse
Romans 3:1-8
God is Holy, We are Sinful, He shall Judge the Nations.
Romans 2
How Does God Prevent Divine Contradiction? By Revealing His Power in the Gospel.
Romans 1
Marks of True Salvation: A New Heart, Divine Conviction and the Delight of God Alone.
Romans 2:25-29
God wants us for Himself, so He does it by Himself, for our joy, and His worship.
Psalms 23
Jews, the bearers of the law, are not exempt from the wrath of God
Romans 2:17-24
Spiritual gifts in the public assembly are for its mutual benefit and the reflection of God's character.
1 Corinthians 14:26-40
Christ, Our Master and Commander - the Anchor of Our Faith.
Matthew 8:23-27
Men lead as men, women submit as women, and do it for the pleasure of God and the gospel.
1 Corinthians 11:2-16
Prayer for the Peace of God Rooted in the Character of God Given to the People of God through the Son of God.
1 Timothy 2
Healthy Churches for Christ-Centred, Gospel-Hearing, Cross-Bearing Peoples.
Acts 6:1-8
No one receives pardon, all are to be judged. For those in the law, Christ's example condemns.
Romans 2:12-16
If you are good, then God shall give life; If you are bad, then God shall render destruction.
Romans 2:6-11
Come ye weary, heavy-laden, lost and ruined by the fall, if you tarry, till you're better, you will never come at all.
Romans 2:1-5
How do we stay motivated to share the gospel to the nations? We see the immensity of the grace that we first received.
Romans 1:1-7
When God gives us up to our sinfulness, it is a complete destruction of everything He originally intended.
Romans 1:28-32
What is the result when God abandons sinners? They seek pleasure in things just like themselves, which will always be insufficient.
Romans 1:26-27
God abandons those who refuse to love and obey Him, but such abandonment does not come without a hope of restoration.
Romans 1:24-25
God alone saves and justifies
Romans 1:16-17
What is the primary motivation for God's wrath against humanity, and what is man's chief sin?
Romans 1:18-23
We need to praise God for the faithfulness of gospel-centred missions, but the task is not complete. Does God call me to go? Faithful steps.
Romans 1:8-15
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There is None Like Our God
Deuteronomy 4:32-40
God saves us to show us Himself.  Namely, that He is unlike any other and requires our worship through obedience.
Published July 2nd, 2018
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God delivers His people through immeasurable acts of glory, power, grace and mercy to display that He, alone, is worthy of praise. He is God, He contends for you, He loves you, and He wants you to know His fellowship. Therefore, love Him and experience His grace for you by obeying His commands, which brings Him delight, and shall result in your blessing forever.
Deuteronomy 4:32-40
“For w ask now of the days that are past,
[God is has done an immeasurably good and merciful work in Israel's past, and he will continue to do so in the future] THUS, just ask of anyone from before
which were before you,
IN OTHER WORDS, any previous period in time
since the day that God created man on the earth,
EVEN from the the time when God created humans
and ask from one end of heaven to the other,
OR ask throughout the cosmos
whether such a great thing as this has ever happened
SPECIFICALLY, IF any such God has ever existed to do the amazing things He has done/will do for you
or was ever heard of.
OR IF anyone has even heard of such a God like this one.
x Did any people ever hear the voice of a god
THIS 'GREAT THING' MEANS, did any person ever hear directly from their 'god'
speaking out of the midst of the fire,
WHILE said god spoke from the fire,
as you have heard,
like you have
and still live?
WITH THE RESULT that they survived to tell the tale?
Or has any god ever attempted to go
OR has any of their 'gods' ever actually gone before
and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation,
IN ORDER TO physically capture a nation to himself
by trials,
BY making life difficult for the host nation
y by signs,
OR BY 12 plages
by wonders,
OR BY miracles
and z by war,
OR BY physical battle
a by a mighty hand
MORE SPECIFICALLY, WITH His own invincible power
and b an outstretched arm,
AND BY unyielding protection to you
and by great deeds of terror,
AND BY confounding the enemy
all of which the Lord your God did for you
WHICH He exemplified/actually showed you
in Egypt
IN Egypt
before your eyes?
AND right before your eyes?!
To you it was shown,
THE PURPOSE OF You witnessing all these things by God
c that you might know that the Lord is God;
IS SO THAT you might know He is God
d there is no other besides him.
IN OTHER WORDS that He is incomparable
e Out of heaven
TO EXPLAIN (and answer), FROM above
he let you hear his voice,
1) He chose you to hear Him
that he might discipline you.
IN ORDER THAT you might be fashioned into the people that please Him
And on earth
AND ON earth
he let you see his great fire,
2) He let you see His fire
and x you heard his words out of the midst of the fire.
AS A RESULT He let you hear Him in the fire
And because f he loved your fathers
AND DUE TO THE FACT THAT 3) He loved your forefathers
and chose their offspring after them 1
AND 4) chose their offspring as His people
and brought you out of Egypt
AND 5) brought you out of Egypt
g with his own presence,
BY His own leading spirit
by his great power,
AND BY His own power
h driving out before you nations greater and mightier than you,
WITH THE RESULT THAT you saw Him expel nations from their lands that were more (humanly) powerful than you
to bring you in,
IN ORDER TO bring you to the land
to give you their land for an inheritance,
IN OTHER WORDS, to give you that land as a fulfillment of His promise
as it is this day,
WHICH is what you have today,
know therefore today,
THEREFORE, you ought to know
and lay it to your heart,
AND keep in your heart
that i the Lord is God
that God is God alone
in heaven above
IN Heaven
and on the earth beneath;
AND IN everything below
j there is no other.
IN OTHER WORDS, He is incomparable
k Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments,
which I command you today,
WHICH I [also] plead of you to do (on the basis of what you have witnessed)
l that it may go well with you and with your children after you,
IN ORDER THAT you may be blessed
and that you may prolong your days
AND THAT you may live long lives
in the land that the Lord your God is giving you
IN the presence of God/IN the blessing of God
for all time.”
What is the 'great thing'? Historical deliverance and fellowship with God.
This is the point: that you would know God is God alone. None can compare, and none are worthy of Him.
Disclaimer: The opinions and conclusions expressed on this page are those of the author and may or may not accord with the positions of Biblearc or Bethlehem College & Seminary.