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1/4/2009 ~ What God Gave Us


... I have given every green herb for food"; and it was so. ~ Genesis 1:29-30

All food comes from God.

"Give us this day our daily bread." ~ Matthew 6:11

... the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden
to tend and keep it. ~ Genesis 2:15


It was given to man to keep it and care for it.

For the wages of sin is death, but
the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 6:23


Man fell from his responsibility.

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and not of yourselves,
it is the gift of God, ... ~ Ephesians 2:8


God wants to welcome man back.

... "See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king,
and the mighty men of valor." ~ Joshua 6:2


... Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken
to the house of Israel. All came to pass. ~ Joshua 21:43-45


He has repeatedly done so, though we do not deserve it.

GRACE = UNMERITED FAVOR

"... who has become His counselor? Or who has first given to Him
And it shall be repaid to him?" ~ Romans 11:32-35


God requires no advice.
We owe God, ~ He owes no one.


... grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us ...
~ Titus 2:11-14


SALVATION:
● Deny ungodliness and worldly lusts
● Live soberly, righteously, and godly
● Looking for the blessed hope of Christ

We have a second chance God.

... and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
~ 2nd Kings 5:9-14


If you follow yourself, oblivion increases ahead.

... seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted
to the righteousness of God. ~ Romans 10:2-3


For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law, ...
~ Romans 10:5


Itís not for us to tell God how we will be saved.

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
~ Romans 10:4


CHRIST = GOAL

For "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." ~ Romans 10:13

~ Find salvation in Christ and not yourself or any human based religion.
Salvation comes only through Christ.


... a man who was blind from birth. ... ~ John 9:1-12

Spiritual blindness is widespread.

... Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 6:9-10


God has made clear that will be condemned and what should be avoided.

... you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the
name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. ~ 1st Corinthians 6:11


SANCTIFIED = SEPARATE

... be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master,
prepared for every good work. ... ~ 2nd Timothy 2:20-26


... by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of
Christ, buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him
through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
~ Colossians 2:9-12


One must come to God on HIS CONDITIONS.
We can not make our own terms with God.  


... all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, ... ~ Romans 3:21-26

Itís not just faith only but earnest commitment to pursue His will.

... if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one
another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. ...
~ 1st John 1:5-10


~ Do we want to sin?
Would the man of God want to sin?


"... 'We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.' "
~ Luke 17:10


All are unworthy but we must strive to do our best to honor Him.
~ Excellence is the minimum standard.


... the Lord, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of
the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him: ... ~ Zechariah 12:1


HE has freely given all that is.
God has given us our spirit and who among us can claim its' color?
~ What COLOR is spirit?
Arrogance is of man.


Johnís baptism of repentance   Baptized in Christ
O To Christ → Psalm 130:5
Jeremiah 17:7-10
← From Christ O

Romans 2:14-15         

    Johnís baptism:
      ● Faith to come
      ● Confess sins
      ● For remission of sins
  Matthew 3:5-6   Mark 1:1-8
  Luke 1:17, 77   Isaiah 40:3-5
     Making ready the
      people for the Lord


Matthew 11:9-14            
  Romans 10:4 P
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Acts 2:38
Acts 17:30
Acts 18:24-19:7
Romans 10:8-10, 17

    ● Hear Gospel
    ● Believe it
    ● Repent of sins
    ● Confess Him
    ● Be baptized
               └─> For remission of sins.
Mark 16:16   John 3:5
O O   O O
  O
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O
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PAID FOR
ALL SINS
 
Romans 3:25-28      Faith in Christ to come →
← Faith that He came
      Hebrews 9:15 John 8:12
1st Peter 3:18
Lamentations 3:25-26
Hebrews 11:6       
 Forward → ← Backward 
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GOD HAS GIVEN US MORE THAN WE CAN KNOW.
Colors are a gift without charge.
Do you thank HIM for those little things?



 

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