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The Sovereignty of God in the Genealogy of Jesus

“which he [God] promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh” (Romans 1:2–3 ESV) “But in Jeremiah 22:30, in the chapter just before the one prophesying “a … Continue reading

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Boice on Romans

“We cling to man-centered, need oriented teaching. And our churches show it! They are successful in worldly terms-big buildings, big budgets, big everything-but they suffer from a poverty of soul” Page 10 “The fundamental human problem is not to understand … Continue reading

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John Owen on Romans

John Owen writes in the Introduction to Calvin’s Commentary on Romans: “We have set before us in this Epistle especially two things, which it behoves us all rightly to understand — the righteousness of man and the righteousness of God … Continue reading

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Truly Transformational Small Groups & Relationships

“We’d rather work a formula than submit to a process that will be scary and unknown, even if it will ultimately change our hearts and character. So don’t give in to the temptation to just “do” something else, to come up with a new plan, … Continue reading

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How Not to Read the Old Testament

“Some people have understandably been deterred from the kind of Christ-centered approach that I am describing here. They may have had bad experiences with people who saw Jesus behind every bush (burning or otherwise) in the Old Testament. Charles Spurgeon, … Continue reading

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Jesus, the New Israel

“Jesus is not merely the new Adam, however; he is also the true son of Abraham (Matt. 1:1) and therefore the true Israel. The genealogy in Matthew 1 flags that fact for you: it plots fourteen generations from Abraham to … Continue reading

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Law versus Gospel

Notes: You are not what you do, rather you are what has been done for you by Jesus Christ! The Christian life on the ground is that you are simultaneously sinner and justified. Not both sinner and justified before God … Continue reading

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Shame Interrupted

Shame Interrupted by Ed Welch

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You Will Receive Power

Chapter 22  “YOU WILL RECEIVE POWER” In order to live out your honored status in Christ, you need help. And help, indeed, is what you get. So, along with “Thank you,” get in the habit of saying “Help” as often … Continue reading

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Echoes of an Empty Tomb

Echoes of an Empty Tomb by Tad Pruitt (@tadcpruitt) An echo starts then fades away While dawn begins a dreaded day. A thought perhaps that three days on Will bring more hope than three days gone. She rises, tired, restless, … Continue reading

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