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Old 01-04-2018, 04:12 PM
 
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From: 'All of Grace' - Chapter 17 – 'Why Saints Persevere'
1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ
“Knowing these glorious things we cannot be discouraged: nay, rather we cry with the apostle, "Who shall separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord?”
– Charles Spurgeon
Since Jesus said at Matthew 24:13 to endure to the end, then the saints or such holy ones must also persevere faithful to either the end of one's life, or to the end when Jesus will come to usher in Peace on Earth among persons of goodwill. - Hebrews 6:4-6; Matthew 12:32.

Crying out who shall separate us..... can apply to the saints (Matthew 25:40), and to the other sheep of Matthew 25:37.
So, whether called to have a first or earlier resurrection - Revelation 20:6; 5:9-10; 2:10, or to be part of the humble meek people who inherit the Earth as Jesus' promised in connection to Psalm 37:9-11 we all need to persevere.
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:19 PM
 
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From: 'All of Grace' - Chapter 18 – 'Close'

1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ*


“It is as if one saw plenty of food in a shop and yet remained hungry, for want of personally eating some. It is all in vain, dear reader, that you and I have met, unless you have actually laid hold upon Christ Jesus, my Lord.”
– Charles Spurgeon

Read more: https://www.ccel.org/ccel/spurgeon/g...les/grace.html
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:48 AM
 
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From: 'All of Grace' - Chapter 18 – 'Close'

1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ*

“On my part there was a distinct desire to benefit you, and I have done my best to that end. It pains me that I have not been able to do you good, for I have longed to win that privilege.”
– Charles Spurgeon

Read more: https://www.ccel.org/ccel/spurgeon/g...les/grace.html
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:31 PM
 
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My regret is I wish I had the tools to be an overcomer sooner. But I may not have had the capacity of Grace if knew the path to righteousness sooner. I am still ashamed of the things I did against God. Not horrible but typical. God has forgiven me greatly ,but I am disappointed in myself to have grieved God when I walked without Christ. God's grace is love.
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:08 AM
 
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My regret is I wish I had the tools to be an overcomer sooner. But I may not have had the capacity of Grace if knew the path to righteousness sooner. I am still ashamed of the things I did against God. Not horrible but typical. God has forgiven me greatly ,but I am disappointed in myself to have grieved God when I walked without Christ. God's grace is love.
That is a pretty weak god that you worship if it can be grieved over one that is not even his at the time...
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:09 AM
 
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From: 'All of Grace' - Chapter 18 – 'Close'

1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ*

“On my part there was a distinct desire to benefit you, and I have done my best to that end. It pains me that I have not been able to do you good, for I have longed to win that privilege.”
– Charles Spurgeon

Read more: https://www.ccel.org/ccel/spurgeon/g...les/grace.html
138 pages so far...Have you got this whole book cut & pasted on here yet?...
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:40 AM
 
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To me it's encouraging to ponder Gods amazing grace, so I'd love to hear your experiences with Gods grace aswell.
FOUR TABLETS OF THE LAW WITH 20, NOT 10 COMMANDMENTS - MEANS GRACE TO US

"thy rod and thy staff comfort me..." - from the 23rd psalm

The shepherds staff/hook is used for gentle guidance. The rod is used for painful correction. The object of their use, from the point of view of the shepherd, is to preserve and protect members of the flock. The sheep doesn't always appreciate this attention especially when it gets a painful rap from the rod. It's a gracious act of the shepherd nonetheless. Hint: Such kindness and grace requires the shepherd to be present with the sheep.

When the shepherd is absent from the sheep they tend to wander away from good pasture, good water and safety of the group. The shepherd must be present for all to be well with the flock and the individual sheep.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A LICENSE TO SIN.

There is a dangerous attitude being promoted in the post modern church. This attitude suggests that grace is given to forgive everyone of everything. According to this false teaching, sin is even allowed. I attended a Baptist service one Sunday. The guest preacher was a dean of a prominent Bible college who spoke on the subject of grace. He did a fine job until he shot himself in the foot with his final statement. "Go out and sin this week," he said. "That grace may abound." It was most likely the single most disgusting thing I'd ever heard come from the lips of a person in church. Nothing could be more heretical or demonic.

Most of the congregation wagged their heads like the polite gullible bobble-heads they'd become. Why? Sound teaching has become a rare thing in church these days. Among the best doctrines of the Bible to suffer an ignominious corruption is the doctrine of grace. Sin is justified by the attitude that the Law has been abolished or destroyed. This is a lie because it has not. The Law still stands.

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them." - Jesus as quoted in Matt 5:17

The Master of the Universe still holds humankind responsible for sin. Jesus said the Law has NOT been abolished. Therefore the Law remains. If a Christian sins he or she can still suffer judgment. (I'm not saying one can lose their salvation, their divine seal unto redemption. I'm saying something else entirely, something very important in these End Times.) No one is excused because the Law has NOT been abolished. It's been fulfilled. What does this mean and what's the difference?

What is the role of the Good Shepherd in all this? Shall He allow the flock to scatter and go their own way or shall He deal with sin? Shall He throw up His hands in disgust and quit His job or shall He do something about it? THIS is the mystery of grace. Grace is most definitely not divine permissiveness. Our Good Shepherd has a rod and a most resolute attitude to use it.

You have heard that God gave 10 commandments to Moses written on two tablets of stone. It didn't end there, however. There were actually 4, count 'em 4 tablets with a total of 20 commandments delivered by Moses from God. Why were 2 extra tablets issued? What's going on here?

20 commandments on 4 tablets of the Law. Two covenants? Or just One covenant with an addendum?

When Moses ascended Mt. Sinai to receive the Law, he did so twice. The first set of tablets was destroyed when Moses returned from his sojourn with God because the Hebrews had revolted. After a hellish judgment upon the rebels, Moses obtained a second set of tablets. This episode recorded in the book of Exodus provides us with an object lesson. Why did Moses have to obtain two sets of tablets? What's the difference between the first and second set of tablets? What does it all mean?

This is a good place to stop for a Bible study. What's the difference between the old covenant and the new covenant?

Points to consider:
A covenant is another way to describe a legal agreement.
An addendum is an additional qualifier to a standing contract.

The second set of tablets came with an addendum, a legal attachment to the original covenant or Law. What was this addendum?

If the old covenant is obsolete but not abolished, how is the Will of God fulfilled in the New Covenant? The truth is that we really don't have a new covenant. What we have is the old covenant with an addendum. What is this addendum and what does it mean to us? What is this addendum called in the Bible?

THE LAW IS NOT BROKEN. Check it out.

and that's me, hollering from the choir loft....

Hint: 4 tablets of the Law
Exodus 31:18, Exodus 34 (with special emphasis on Exodus 34:9a)
Isaiah 7:14 & Matt 1:23
Heb 9:10

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Old 01-14-2018, 11:55 AM
 
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My regret is I wish I had the tools to be an overcomer sooner. But I may not have had the capacity of Grace if knew the path to righteousness sooner. I am still ashamed of the things I did against God. Not horrible but typical. God has forgiven me greatly ,but I am disappointed in myself to have grieved God when I walked without Christ. God's grace is love.
I think repentance and shame over (past) sin is a good sign of the Spirits work in our hearts (sin is more horrible than we think).. but don't forget to spend most time in lifting up your eyes to the shameful humiliation of Christ (He hung there naked on the cross) on our behalf and in this suffering and agony see the glorious love the Redeemer has for such wretches as we are. God bless you!
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:24 AM
 
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138 pages so far...Have you got this whole book cut & pasted on here yet?...
Not yet, glad you are taking such an interest in God's grace Richard
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:23 AM
 
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From: 'All of Grace' - Chapter 18 – 'Close'

1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ*

“I was thinking of you when I wrote this page, and I laid down my pen and solemnly bowed my knee in prayer for everyone who should read it. It is my firm conviction that great numbers of readers will get a blessing, even though*you*refuse to be of the number.”
– Charles Spurgeon

Read more: https://www.ccel.org/ccel/spurgeon/g...les/grace.html
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