Romans – The Gospel of God (Part 77)

For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise made of no effect, because the law brings about wrath; for where there is no law there is no transgression.” Romans 4:13-15

The Apostle Paul has made some powerful points about righteousness, justification, the Law, and faith. We’ve most recently seen insights to these truths from the lives of Abraham and David.

In today’s study we’ll see how God’s promise to Abraham, that affects both Jews and Gentiles, is granted through faith.

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Teaching Notes: A Word To The Wise Is Sufficient – Part 1

Teaching Notes are Bible studies we taught before GraceLife Ministries began publishing articles online in 1995. Some were presented as sermons, others as group studies.

Our hope is that these older studies will be a blessing to you in your life and ministry. Please use them in any way God leads you.

These teaching notes are from a study in the Book of Proverbs.

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Teaching Notes: On The Psychiatry Of God

Teaching Notes are Bible studies we taught before GraceLife Ministries began publishing articles online in 1995. Some were presented as sermons, others as group studies.

Our hope is that these older studies will be a blessing to you in your life and ministry. Please use them in any way God leads you.

These teaching notes are from a study in Genesis.

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The Great Reveal: Our Epic Journey Through Time, Space and Eternity – Part 15

In the last part of our study we saw how God responded to Adam and Eve after they failed God’s simple test –

“… but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Genesis 2:17

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.” Genesis 3:6-7

God met with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and told them how their lives were going to change. They would experience pain, sorrow and death because of their disobedience to God.

What happened next is deeply important to the eternal plan of God that is playing out in time and space.

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Teaching Notes: On Keys To Revival

*** Before I share a study from more than 40 years ago about revival, I want to address some of the ‘revivals’ that are going on in our country right now (2018).

Many modern revivals are focused on evangelism. That’s similar to what I remember as a child in church in the 1950’s and as a young Christian in the 1970’s. The emphasis was and still is on salvation.

Some of today’s revivals are focused on church membership – getting people back in church after a time away from attending services.

Other ‘revivals’ are focused on politics,  making changes in government and getting voters to the polls. I read about one “progressive Christian” group that is focused on “flipping” Congress in November’s elections. I say “progressive Christian” because of the identity of the leaders. [More information about these leaders is available here and here.] The group is holding rallies across the country for the express purpose of voting one particular political party out of power.

“Let’s get Biblical instead of Republican this voting cycle and vote for the common good that will be a direct result of flipping Congress!” Vote Common Good

What does it mean to “get Biblical” when talking about revival? Here is the outline from a radio program script from the mid-1970’s. Let’s see how it approaches the question about “Biblical” revival. ***

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Teaching Notes are Bible studies we taught before GraceLife Ministries began publishing articles online in 1995. Some were presented as sermons, others as group studies.

Our hope is that these older studies will be a blessing to you in your life and ministry. Please use them in any way God leads you.

These teaching notes are from a study about Revival.

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One Judge: God on His Throne

Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:11-15

There is one Judge whose decisions matter in the universe. That Judge is God. The population of the world from the beginning of time is about to face their Maker and Judge. Some will greet their Creator with expressions of great love and adoration. Many others will not.

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Teaching Notes: On The Person And Hope

Teaching Notes are Bible studies we taught before GraceLife Ministries began publishing articles online in 1995. Some were presented as sermons, others as group studies.

Our hope is that these older studies will be a blessing to you in your life and ministry. Please use them in any way God leads you.

These teaching notes are from a study in Genesis.

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