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This is a series on the attributes of God.

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The Love of God Part 4: The Doctrine of Adoption

Establishing the need: Do you know how rich is the term “adoption” that’s found in the Bible? Have you realize how important one’s parent is in people’s lives, whether for good or bad?  There’s something about knowing about God’s work of adopting us as part of our salvation that will impact our lives!  Yet so little is written about it.  This despite the fact that it is mentioned in the Bible more than regeneration and we talk a lot about regeneration.   So, do you know how rich the doctrine of “adoption” is?

Purpose: In this session we shall explore what is the doctrine of adoption with four questions so that we can further appreciate God’s work of saving us.

    1. What does adoption means for the original hearers?
    2. Why do we need spiritual adoption?
    3. Who has provided our spiritual adoption?
    4. How does spiritual adoption change our lives?

Definition of adoption: “Adoption, as the term clearly implies, is an act of transfer from an alien family into the family of God Himself” (John Murray, Redemption Accomplished and Applied, 134).

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This is a draft sermon outline for a brother in Christ and friend that I’ve been talking to about preaching John 11:24.

 

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Some quick comments: 

  • This isn’t a complete outline; there’s part that says “(Insert insight)” or “(Insert more application”) etc are areas to flesh out more.
  • I am a big fan of the 4 P of preaching: Point, Proof, Picture and Practice.
  • I try to make my outline reflect the passage of God’s Word that I’m preaching on.
  • I like to make my points be not just information but we do something even if its being amazed with God.
  • I like to have outlines when I preach to respect the time of the church service that I finish the message on time and not be beyond the time limit; so the more details gets indented in so if I need to go faster I can just summarize but I have my argument for my view saved if others ask or if I preach again somewhere else next time the same passage.

Be Amaze at Jesus claiming to be the Resurrection and the Life

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John 11:24

Establish the need: Have you thought about the reality of death lately?  There’s no vaccine from facing eternity separated from God or eternity with God.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.[a] Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,

Purpose: Today we shall consider three truths to be amazed about concerning Jesus statement that He is the Resurrection and the Life so that we trust in Him and Worship Him today.

  1. Be amaze at Jesus being the Resurrection and the Life (v.24a)
  2. Be amaze at Jesus being God Himself (v.24a)
  3. Be amaze at Jesus gift of eternal life (v.24b)

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Session 40: The Love of God Part 3: God’s Love within the Trinity

Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the love of God within the Trinity members themselves as taught in the New Testament and also draw implication for the Christian life as a result of our study.

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The Love of God Part 2: God’s Love for others in the New Testament

Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the love of God as taught in the New Testament and also draw implication for the Christian life as a result of our study.

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The Love of God Part 1: God’s Love for others in the Old Testament

Establish the need: Sometimes you hear people say that the God of the New Testament is a God of love but the God of the Old Testament is not a God of love; but is that true?

Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the love of God as taught in the Old Testament and also draw implication for the Christian life as a result of our study.

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The Goodness of God Part 2: God’s Goodness in the New Testament

Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the goodness of God as taught in the New Testament and also draw implication for the Christian life as a result of our study.

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The Goodness of God Part 1: God’s Goodness in the Old Testament

Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the goodness of God as taught in the Old Testament and also draw implication for the Christian life as a result of our study.

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The Grace of God Part 6: Common Grace Part 2: God’s Temporal Blessings

Review: We have been looking at common grace for the third week. First week we looked at the His common grace in restraining sin with the second week we looked at God’s common grace at restraining His wrath.

Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the grace of God as it manifest as common grace. We will see God’s common grace manifest in temporal blessings.  We will then draw implications of this doctrine to apply to the Christian life. 

Recap of the definition of Common Grace

  1. John Murray: “Every favour of whatever kind or degree, falling short of salvation, which this undeserving and sin-cursed world enjoys at the hand of God.”[1]
  2. My definition: The unmerited favor of God that both the saved/elect and nonsaved/non-elect can commonly be recipients of from God.

What do we mean by God’s Temporal Blessings?

  1. By temporal blessings I am referring to God’s blessings this side of eternity (before death, before the Second Coming of Christ).
  2. Here I want to cover God’s common grace that are less about restraining as in the previous two lessons and more on God’s “positive” blessings.
  3. We must however remember that both God’s restraining activity of common grace and His positive blessings are inter-related. You can’t have God’s temporal blessing without presupposing His common grace restraining His wrath being fully exercised, etc.
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Session 35: The Grace of God Part 4: Common Grace Part 1: God’s restraint of sin

Review: We have been looking at the grace of God for the fourth week. First week we looked at the grace of God in the Old Testament.  The second week we look into the Grace of the God in the New Testament specifically, (1) God’s grace is an attribute found in all three members of the members of the Trinity, (2) and the grace of God seen in salvation of sinners.  The third week we looked at the grace of God in the New Testament specifically (3) God’s grace and sanctification (4) and God’s grace in ministry.

Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the grace of God as it manifest as common grace. We will provide definitions, note the two aspect of common grace and provide Scripture supporting God’s common grace that restrains certain things and then we will draw implications of this doctrine to apply to the Christian life. 

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Session 34: The Grace of God Part 3: The Grace of God in Sanctification and Ministry

Review: We have been looking at the grace of God for the third week. We first looked at the grace of God in the Old Testament.  Last week we look into the Grace of the God in the New Testament specifically, (1) God’s grace is an attribute found in all three members of the members of the Trinity, (2) and the grace of God seen in salvation of sinners. 

Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the grace of God as taught in the New Testament and also draw implications for the Christian life. Specifically, (1) we will see God’s grace and sanctification (2) and God’s grace in ministry.

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Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the grace of God as taught in the New Testament and also draw implications for the Christian life. Specifically, (1) we will see God’s grace as an attribute found in the members of the Trinity, (2) and the grace of God in salvation of sinners. 

  • What is the grace of God?
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Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the grace of God as it is taught in the Old Testament.

  1. What is the grace of God?
  2. What does the Bible teaches about the grace of God in the Old Testament?
  3. Implications

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The Longsuffering of God

Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the long suffering of God.

  1. What is the longsuffering of God?
  2. What does the Bible teaches about the longsuffering of God?
  3. How does the mercy of God relate to other attributes of God?
  4. Implications

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The Mercy of God

Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the mercy of God.

  1. What is the mercy of God?
  2. What does the Bible teaches about the mercy of God?
  3. How does the mercy of God relate to other attributes of God?
  4. Implications

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Session 29: The Wrath of God

Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the wrath of God.

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