Foundations for ministry, God’s righteousness and faith in the gospel, rejection of God’s revelation Romans 1. Foundations for ministry, God’s righteousness and faith in the gospel, rejection of God’s revelation. Romans chapter 1:1-17 present Paul’s ministry for the gospel, and how the gospel reveals God’s righteousness to those who believe God. Paul is an apostle…

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1 Peter 5 Paragraph Summary Peter urges the other elders to shepherd the flock that God has given to each of them. Then Peter states principles for them as elders: shepherd their own flocks, serve willingly, with eagerness, not for corrupt gain, as examples of Christ, and not as heavy handed dictators. Those who shepherd…

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I John Short Overview, Summer, 2019 Tod Kennedy Theme John’s theme is the believer’s close relationship with God through Jesus Christ and what that relationship can produce in the lives of believers. Summary of Book Fellowship with God and believers is based on the person and work of Jesus Christ. He is true deity and…

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1 John 1 – Summary Exposition 1 John 1.1-4. Christ always existed with God the Father and so always was and always is God. He is eternal life. Jesus Christ became true humanity and the apostles saw him, heard him speak, and touched him. He is both eternal life and true humanity; eternal son and…

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1 John 2 – Summary Exposition 1 John 2.1-2. Jesus Christ supports and speaks for us as our advocate and propitiation before the Father when our faith is weak and when we sin. He is qualified to do so because Advocate (NASB) is the Greek word parakletos παρακλητος, one called to one’s aid, a legal…

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1 John 3 – Summary Exposition 1 John 3.1-3. The Father calls us his children. John addresses his audience as beloved and we. This indicates again that his audience is believers. We are called children of the Father (God the Father). The word for children is teknon τεκνον, which refers to a child, one who…

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1 John 4 – Summary Exposition 1 John 4.1-3. Those who deny that Jesus is Messiah Christ in the flesh are false prophets and false spirits. John again brings up the controversy put forward by false prophets who are motivated by demons. They claim that Jesus is not God. Believers are to apply a test:…

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1 John 5 – Summary Exposition 1 John 5.1-3. These verses summarize John’s argument about faith and the new birth, about love, and about obedience to God in the Christian life. It answers who is a Christian, who we love and why? If we love God the Father we will also love God’s children. And…

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1 John questions, verses Is there a difference between fellowship, abiding, and knowing in 1 John? If yes, what differences and does it matter? Chapter 1 Who is Jesus Christ? 1-4 Is he an historical person and how do we know? 1-4 Is it possible to have a close friendship-fellowship with God and with Jesus…

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