Gave Himself for me

Gal 2:11 – 21

What’s in it for God and not me.

  1. A Christian life is a death.
  2. A Christian life is a life. We live a life for God.

  3. The Christian life is a believing and thankful life.

  4. Jesus gave His life for me. He gave Himself for me .

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20 ESV

Are you still listening to your old manager (Satan)?

Romans 8:1-5


Job 32

Vv3 his friends could not help him. Why?

Listening to God makes you wise.

Elihu is actually a good man that speaks wisdom on behalf of God? Most likely.

Elihu believes he has a solution to Job’s problems.

Vv 21 You can’t solve a problem unless you define it. Elihu has done this.

If you are not willing to fight your flesh you will succeed in nothing.

Rom1 we are indebted to our neighbors. We are holding the gospel.

Agape love


Jer 37 warns Zedekiah

God uses an evil nation – Habakkuk

What would it be like for contemporaries to look at my life?

In these two books we see the disobedience of Judah and Israel. We as Christians parallel this.

Paradoxes are not conflicts.

Agape love

How to demo ? Gal 5:22 die to our sinful self and submit to the Holy Spirit.

We are commanded to demo agape love to God and others.

React native on mac

Getting react-native working on macos high sierra:


Kings 24

722 Assyrian conquers Israel

586 temple Jerusalem destroyed

Boneless Christians – no integrity. What are the implications? Tossed around with the wind.

Help us God to possess faith and not just profess it.

God judges but also gives us hope as we see at the end of Chronicles.

1 Cor 10

We chose to succumb to temptation.

Job and Paul.

Each temptation is not unique.

God will not fail us in temptation.

God knows our weakness. He gives us strength or takes away the firey trial.

We heard you were sick


Hezekiah had an execellent opportunity to share about God but he wanted it and talked about material wealth.



Humiliation to exaltation

And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
John 12:23‭-‬25 ESV

In order to have spiritual success we must die to earthly success.

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Philippians 2:3‭-‬4 ESV

Humiliation of Christ.

1 he empitied himself.

What did Jesus Christ empty Himself of? Temporarily chose to abadon some attributes.

2 became human

3 he became a slave.

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:14‭-‬16 ESV

4 He died on the cross

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison,
1 Peter 3:18‭-‬19 ESV

Proclaiming judgement and victory.

4 ways Jesus was exalted

1 God exalted Him

2 bestowed Jesus a powerful name

3 God gave Jesus the kingdom

4 God glorified Himself through Christ.

Are we with God?


Are you faithful to God? Do not define success like the world.

Beware of false prophets. Just like the Assyrians psychological warfare against Juda. Ultimately we trust in God.

Romans 6

Flee sin like Phonitor did from Pharoah’s wife.

The process of sanctification is a warfare.

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:9 ESV