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Soli Deo Gloria!

Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever!  Amen. Rev 7:12

Solus Christus

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

1 Tim 2:5

Sola Gratia

In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Eph 1:4-6

Sola Fide

For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”

Gal 3:10-11

Sola Scriptura

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Tim 3:16-17

Psalm 35

Psalm 35 (ESV)

35 Of David.

    Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me;

fight against those who fight against me!

    Take hold of shield and buckler

and rise for my help!

    Draw the spear and javelin

against my pursuers!

       Say to my soul,

“I am your salvation!”

    Let them be put to shame and dishonor

who seek after my life!

       Let them be turned back and disappointed

who devise evil against me!

    Let them be like chaff before the wind,

with the angel of the Lord driving them away!

    Let their way be dark and slippery,

with the angel of the Lord pursuing them!

    For without cause they hid their net for me;

without cause they dug a pit for my life.

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Life in the Spirit (Romans 8:1-17)

Summary of Romans 1-7

Paul is not ashamed of the Gospel for it is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith.

The unrighteousness of men is revealed in Romans 1:19-3:20 as is their incapacity to be justified on the basis of their obedience

Romans 3:20-4 is the Revelation of Christ our Mediator.  He has fulfilled all righteousness standing in the place of sinful humanity.  Christ is declared unrighteous for our sakes and God condemns sin in Christ while all who turn from their sin and trust in Christ are declared righteous in Him.

Romans 5 declares that we have peace with God in Christ and that God will finish the work He began in us. …

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Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6)

Isaiah 9:1-7 (ESV)
9 But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
2 The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shone.
3 You have multiplied the nation;
you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
as with joy at the harvest,
as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
4 For the yoke of his burden,
and the staff for his shoulder,
the rod of his oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.…

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Ordinary Means (Col 2:7-18)

Colossians 4:7-18 (ESV)

Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord. I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts, and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you of everything that has taken place here.

10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions—if he comes to you, welcome him), 11 and Jesus who is called Justus. These are the only men of the circumcision among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me.

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Wise Unto Salvation (2 Timothy 3)

2 Timothy 3:1-17 (ESV)

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.

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But God… (Ephesians 1:15-2:10)

Ephesians 1:15-2:10 (ESV)

15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

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You Are My Hiding Place (Psalm 32)

Psalm 32 (ESV)

32 A Maskil of David.

      Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,

whose sin is covered.

      Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,

and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

      For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away

through my groaning all day long.

      For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;

my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah

      I acknowledged my sin to you,

and I did not cover my iniquity;

       I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”

and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

      Therefore let everyone who is godly

offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found;

       surely in the rush of great waters,

they shall not reach him.

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Colossians 1:24-29

Colossians 1:24-29 (ESV)

24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, 26 the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. 27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.…

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Fellowship with Light and Life (1 John 1:1-2:2)

1 John 1:1-2:2 (ESV)

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— 3 that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

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It is Better that He Ascended (Luke 24:36-53)

Luke 24:36-53 (ESV) — 36 As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 37 But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate before them.

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Suffering for the Church’s Sake (Col 1:24-29)

Colossians 1:24-29 (ESV)

24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, 26 the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. 27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

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