Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
By Justin Peters
Daniel is being careful with the names he uses. Vv2 The Lord gave. Daniel, God is my judge.
Vv8 why did they say no? He made up his mind not to defile himself. So that when the temptations come you don’t fold. Daniel wanted all the glory to go to God. Resulute attitude towards God. Imagine the temptation. Four young men not bending the knee.
Vv9 God honored their obedience. Sometimes you see the reward sometimes you don’t. But one blessing you will recieve is clear conscience.
Do not succumb to worldliness. Do you love the Lord or your sin? Salvation is not resolution it is direction.
Vv 19 this is my body. Roman Catholic view, Lutheran’s view and Protestant view. 1 Cor 11. The Lord is transforming from the Passover to the Lord’s table. About the unity of the church. How do you remember the Lord each supper? Both retrospective and prospective. It is a major change for the Jews. Check yourself that you are in unity with the church. Are you not going to the Lord’s table because you are not dealing with your sin? Non believers at breaking of bread? Our church takes the stance that Judas was not at the Lord’s table. He left halfway?
Remeber Puritans died for attending the holy Communion.
By Justin Peters
Lazarus means God helps. You and I are spiritually helpless. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. God is the ultimate good judge and He must punish sin. If we could work our way into heaven then the cross is meaningless .
Death is the great equalizer. Vv 22 pallbearers were angels. Vv24 the most terrifying thing about hell is God, in His mode of judgement. Rev 14 Father Abraham. This tells us he had head knowledge of the Bible. Send Lazarus – hell does not mean repentance. Let the word of Christ dwell richly in us. Make sure that head knowledge penetrates the heart. 1 Cor 6. Washed, justified and sanctified.
A worldly is nothing more than intellectual ascent – We try to cover our sin. A Goldy sorrow leads to repentance and salvation. PSA 51. It grieves a Christian.
Amillennialism and postmillennialism don’t believe in the rapture. Premillennialism is pro rapture.
Abomination of desolation. Vv32 focus on God and not on this world. Vv36 pray that you can endure the end times. Are you a man of prayer?
Vv34 a substitute to take away the pain. Don’t fall into that. WW2 Germans throws a party. Belchazar throws a party.
End times, eventually things are gonna be good.
1 Peter 4:16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.
Acts 26:28 And Agrippa said to Paul, “In a short time would you persuade me to be a Christian?”
Acts 11:26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.
Widows. What have learnt from giving out of your poverty? The focus is the cruelty of the Pharisees. Give cheerfully. Give out of your heart and not your hands. Keep mind the book of Luke is a narrative. It is descriptive. Compare it with other bible passages. Do not adopt the wrong doctrine like the Pharisees are preaching. Work based doctrine. The background and context are lampposts for the message.
The destruction of the temple. You are God’s temple. God’s spirit lives in you. Emmanuel. The Olivet discourse. Must be read with Mat 24-25. A truncated form.
Vv13. Why bear witness? It is not when bit what you do with your life now. 1 Pet 3:14-15. A defence of our faith when ppl ask. Has anybody asked you about your hope/faith?
Why would the demon declare this truth about Paul and Silas? No bitterness in their unjustice. Were the other prisoners taking cues from P&S?
It is our hearts desire to show hospitality. We are looking for God’s appreciation.
Paul saw the greater good for suffering.
The word of God is authentic.
Paying Taxes to Caesar. Romans 13 all government established by God. Jesus separated the two spheres.
Acts 5:29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.
Government pushing for gay marriage? Government pushing equal religious movement.
Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection. Gen 38.
Psa 16:9 — Psa 16:11 Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
How can they say that the Christ is David’s son? Jesus is both man and God. The Pharisees saw the Messiah as a man.
Vv 47 Are you being ignorant? There will be a greater condemnation for those.