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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12 Aug 2018

1) THE LORD GATHERS THE SCATTERED OUTCASTS! Praise him for your salvation – let him restore you (Neh 1:9) 2) THE LORD RULES AND SUSTAINS Praise him for his creation – know that he cares for you. (Isa 54:10) 3) THE LORD DELIGHTS IN HIS PEOPLE Praise him for…

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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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05 Aug 2018

1. REJOICING In the Lord (v1-2) 2. REJECTING The trust of men (v3-4) 3. RELYING On the Lord a) Past v5-6a b) Present v6b-9 c) Future v10

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29 Jul 2018

INTRODUCTION Gateway to Psalms 146-150 – the final Psalms of praise (the ‘Hallelujah Psalms’) Last recorded Psalm of David Acrostic Psalm – each verse begins with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet Considered by Jewish writers to be one of the greatest Psalms in the collection Called simply “David’s…

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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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22 Jul 2018

1. Joined together WITH him Remember what you were … 2. Growing together FROM him Recognise what you are becoming … 3. Living together LIKE him Rejoice in the grace of Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit …

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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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15 Jul 2018

1) A NEW HEART! Something radical 2) A NEW HELP! Someone powerful 3) A NEW HOPE! Something eternal

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