Living to Please God Part 2

The Importance of Faith Without Faith It is Impossible to Please God The author of Hebrews says in chapter 11 verse 6, “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Our goal is “LivingContinue reading “Living to Please God Part 2”

1st Peter Part 6

Introduction to Part 6 Verse 4:7 begins with “the end of all things is at hand.”  Part 5 considered three reasonable possibilities for what Peter means, but concluded that, most likely, he was referring to the end of the world. The remainder of Chapter 4 consists of 2 sets of 4 instructions based on acknowledgingContinue reading “1st Peter Part 6”

1st Peter Part 5

Introduction to Part 5 Peter has been dealing with believers’ attitudes and actions and how they affect interactions with one another, with the government, and the impact on our life “in Christ “as members of His church. Peter sums up his teaching on attitudes and actions by giving a list of virtues that should beContinue reading “1st Peter Part 5”

1st Peter Part 4

Introduction to Part 4 God has a strategic goal to call, regenerate, sanctify, gather to Himself, and glorify a holy nation composed of people of every tribe and tongue. Every person in that holy nation undergoes a transformation of character to become a character likeness of Christ. This step-by-step process included election, regeneration, sanctification, andContinue reading “1st Peter Part 4”

1st Peter: Part 2

“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.”Continue reading “1st Peter: Part 2”

1st Peter Part 1

Commentaries and Scripture This is Part 1 in a series of 6 on 1st Peter. Scripture quotes unless otherwise noted are from the English Standard Version (ESV) of The Holy Bible, Crossway Bibles, 2001. Commentaries Used: 1-2 Peter, R.C. Sproul, Crossway, 2011; 1 Peter, Wayne Grudem, Inter-Varsity Press, Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, 1988); James andContinue reading “1st Peter Part 1”

Living to Please God Part 1

Our Purpose in Life God’s Purpose in Saving Sinners God is a God of purpose. Everything He does is purposeful. Have you considered God’s purpose in redeeming sinners? God’s broad encompassing purpose is calling to Himself a people to live eternally with Him. Since the Fall, The difficulty is sinners cannot live in God’s presence.Continue reading “Living to Please God Part 1”

Letter of James Part 5 of 6

Introduction “Faith that saves” is a gracious gift from God. It is an instantaneous, miraculous one-time work of God in which those receiving His gift receive a new spirit, are freed from the penalty of sins, become legally fully justified before God (pardoned), and the Holy Spirit indwells them to guide and enable their transformationContinue reading “Letter of James Part 5 of 6”