The Missionary God and the Missionary Church | Romans 10:5–17
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by JR Vassar
3d ago
Scripture: Romans 10:5–17 Key Takeaways:   A Person is saved solely by faith in the crucified and risen Lord Jesus, apart from works. Apart from personal, conscious, saving faith in Jesus people will experience eternal judgment.   Romans 2:5 Ezekiel 18:23 Ezekiel 33:11 John 3:16–17   Universalism   Mark 9:42–48 Matthew 25:46 Revelation 20:14–15   “Hell is a dreadful reality. To speak of it lightly proves we do not grasp its horror. I know of no one who has overstated the terrors of hell. We can scarcely surpass the horrid images Jesus used. We are meant to shudder. Why ..read more
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The Shock of the Gospel and Human Responsibility | Romans 9:30—10:14
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by Church at the Cross
1w ago
Scripture: Romans 9:30-10:4 Key Takeaways:   God did not promise salvation to every ethnic Israelite, but only to those he sovereignly chose to be recipients of his saving love (Romans 9:6-29).   Israel did not respond to Jesus in faith (Romans 9:30-10:21).   John 5:39-40 John 6:35-45   Because the Gospel is so shocking, many people are offended by it and stumble over it.   Philippians 3:4-9   Because the Gospel is so shocking, it takes a work of God to believe it.    2 Corinthians 4:4-6   To make intercession for men is the most powerful and practi ..read more
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God's Glory in Election | Romans 9:14-29
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by JR Vassar
2w ago
Scripture: Romans 9:14–29 Key Takeaways:   Exodus 4:21 Exodus 7:3–4 Exodus 7:13   God’s ultimate aim in all that he does is the manifestation of and magnification of his glory.   Romans 11:33–36 Romans 16:27 Philippians 4:20 1 Timothy 1:17 Isaiah 42:8   In Election, God Displays his perfections in the manifestation of his Mercy (9:15).   Exodus 33:18–19   “The stunning thing for Paul is not that God rejected Ishmael and Esau but that he chose Isaac and Jacob, for they did not deserve to be included in his merciful and gracious purposes. Human beings are apt to cri ..read more
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Unconditional Election | Romans 9:1-16
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by JR Vassar
3w ago
Scripture: Romans 9:1-16 Key Takeaways:  1.   God did not promise salvation to every ethnic Israelite, but only to those he chose to be recipients of his saving love (Romans 9:6-29). 2.   Generally speaking, Israel did not respond to Jesus in faith (Romans 9:30-10:21). 3.   God faithfulness to Israel is seen in that there is a believing remnant (Romans 11:1-10). 4.   God’s faithfulness to his promise to Israel will one day be seen in greater measure when God saves Israel in great numbers (Romans 11:11-32).   The Doctrine of Election   Ephe ..read more
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Does God Keep His Promises? | Romans 9:1-13
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by JR Vassar
1M ago
Scripture: Romans 9:1-13 Key Takeaways:   Romans 9:6 Romans 3:20-25 Romans 5:1-5 Romans 8:1 Romans 8:28-39   Does Israel’s spiritual condition mean that God doesn’t keep his promises or that God can’t accomplish his purposes?   Romans 11:33-36   Not every physical descendent of Israel truly belongs to Israel.   Romans 11:1 ..read more
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Good Questions | Week 4: Why Do You Call Me Lord And Do Not Do What I Say? | Luke 6:46-49
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by JR Vassar
1M ago
Scripture: Luke 6:46-49 Key Takeaways:   Matthew 28:18-19 Ephesians 1:20-23   “Our commitment to Jesus can stand on no other foundation than a recognition that he is the one who knows the truth about our lives and our universe…Could we seriously imagine that Jesus could be Lord if he were not smart? If he were divine, would he be dumb? Or uninformed? Once you stop to think about it, how could he be what we take him to be in all other respects and not be the best-informed and most intelligent person of all, the smartest person that ever lived? He is not just nice, he is brilliant…‘Jes ..read more
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Good Questions | Easter | Week 3: Why Do You Seek The Living Among The Dead? | Luke 24:1-12
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by JR Vassar
1M ago
Scripture: Luke 24:1-12 Key Takeaways:   1 Corinthians 15:3–9 1 Corinthians 15:14 1 Corinthians 15:30–32   Jesus did rise from the dead and Christianity is true, and you must honestly face it.  OR  Jesus did not rise from the dead and Christianity is false, and you can completely forget it.     Jesus did not die. (“Swoon Theory”)   The disciples were deceived.   The disciples were deceivers.     You won’t find Jesus among the dead. You won’t find life away from Jesus.     1 Corinthians 15:32 ..read more
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Good Questions | Week 1: Where Are You? | Genesis 3:1-15
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by JR Vassar
2M ago
Scripture: Genesis 3:1-15 Key Takeaways:  James 1:13–15 Hide from God Jonah 1:3–5 Psalm 139:7–12 Cover Up Make Excuses and Shift Blame Genesis 3:21 Luke 19:10 Face Ourselves Face God Luke 15:20 Receive Grace Come, ye sinners, poor and needy, Weak and wounded, sick and sore Jesus ready stands to save you, Full of pity, love and pow'r. I will arise and go to Jesus, He will embrace me in His arms In the arms of my dear Savior, Oh, there are ten thousand charms. – Joseph Hart (1759 ..read more
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All Things for Good | Romans 8:28-30
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by Casey Schutza
2M ago
Scripture: Romans 8:28-30 Key Takeaways: The bad things will all be turned to good.   Romans 8:18   John 11:33-35   John 11:38-39   The good things can never be taken away from you.   John 6:44   Jeremiah 32:38-41   Ephesians 1:4-6   “What matters supremely, therefore, is not, in the last analysis, the fact that I know God, but the larger fact which underlies it—the fact that he knows me.. I know him because he first knew me, and continues to know me. This is momentous knowledge. There is unspeakable comfort—the sort of comfort that energizes, be it said ..read more
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Prayer, Let's Get Practical | John 16:20-28
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by JR Vassar
2M ago
Scripture: John 16:20-28 Key Takeaways: Prayer is a Privilege secured for us by Jesus.   Hebrews 10:19–22    “God is radically committed to my life of prayer. He shed the blood of His Son so that I might be cleansed and rendered fit to stand before Him in love. He also permitted the brutal rending of His Son so that I might now have a way to enter into the Holy Place through the torn flesh of Jesus. ‘Draw near,’ he says… How can I not feel the infinite sincerity of these invitations, especially when considering the painful lengths that God endured so that I might enter his prese ..read more
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