12 Aug 2018

1) ADOPTION WAS ALWAYS PLANNED (v4) “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law 2) ADOPTION WAS BOUGHT AT A PRICE (v5a) “…to redeem those who were under the law…” 3) ADOPTION CHANGES IDENTITY (v5b) “…so that…

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05 Aug 2018

1. What is it? “Change” and “Exchange” “Reconciliation is the work of God for man in which God undertakes to transform man and make possible and actual his eternal fellowship with a holy God.” (John Walvoord) The ‘heart’ of the gospel; a key element of At-One-Ment: Sacrifice; Propitiation; RECONCILIATION;…

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29 Jul 2018

1. THE NEED FOR JUSTIFICATION In Gen 3:23-24 we read of Adam & Eve being “put out” or ejected from the Garden of Eden. They were then outside of God’s Kingdom because of their sin. Every human being who has been born since that time is born outside God’s…

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22 Jul 2018

1) FALSENESS! We are the offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone (v33). Slaves to elitism, self-righteousness and sin 2) FAITH! Abiding in the word, knowing the truth, knowing the Son 3) FREEDOM! If the Son sets you free you will be free indeed! Free from…

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15 Jul 2018

1. CLAIM (v12) a) Context: time (7:37, 8:2), place (8:20) and Bible (Is 42:6, 49:6; Jn 1:9, 3:19) b) Content: personal, exclusive, extensive, extravagant Note: “Whoever follows….” 2. CONTEST (v13-30) a) Sources: who can you trust? Jesus’ knowledge and their ignorance v14. Their judgements – human v15, 7:24 b)…

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08 Jul 2018

1. She was Caught 2. They were Cruel 3. Everyone was Condemned 4. Jesus exercised Justice 5. Jesus applied the Truth 6. Jesus offered Grace  

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01 Jul 2018

Jesus says: “Come to Me and Drink” 1. It’s an Invitation with a Condition You realise you’re thirsty 2. It’s an Invitation that offers Contentment Drink and never be thirsty again 3. It’s an Invitation that has a Consequence What flows in also flows out Come to the Well…

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24 Jun 2018

1. WHO is this man? We’ve heard what others are saying We know his ancestry We’ve seen his ministry 2. WHAT does he mean? Earthly-mindedness is of no heavenly use 3. “WHEN the Christ appears, will he do more than this man has done?” Water into Wine Healing the…

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17 Jun 2018

He closes their mouths with: 1. Teaching (v14-18) With Authority FROM God That Gives Exaltation TO God 2. Testing (v19-24) The CONTRADICTION in your actions reveals the CONCEIT in your heart True believers focus on OBEDIENCE not APPEARANCE. My highest calling and my deepest joy to make His…

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10 Jun 2018