Passion to Make Disciples
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Responding to questions
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Isaiah 55:11 NET In the same way, the promise that I make does not return to me, having accomplished nothing. No, it is realized as I desire and is fulfilled as I intend.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NET Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
that the person dedicated to God may be capable and equipped for every good work.
2 Peter 1:19-21 NET Moreover, we possess the prophetic word as an altogether reliable thing. You do well if you pay attention to this as you would to a light shining in a murky place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
Above all, you do well if you recognize this: No prophecy of scripture ever comes about by the prophet’s own imagination,
for no prophecy was ever borne of human impulse; rather, men carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
How to hear and understand the Gospel
The Lord’s First Speech
Job 38:1-3 NET Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:
Job 40:6-7 NET Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind:
Job 42:4-7 NET You said, ‘Pay attention, and I will speak; I will question you, and you will answer me.’
Romans 10:14-17 NET How are they to call on one they have not believed in? And how are they to believe in one they have not heard of? And how are they to hear without someone preaching to them?
And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How timely is the arrival of those who proclaim the good news.”
But not all have obeyed the good news, for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?”
Consequently faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the preached word of Christ.
Acts 26:17-18 NET I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you
to open their eyes so that they turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
Romans 15:4-7 NET For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.
Now may the God of endurance and comfort give you unity with one another in accordance with Christ Jesus,
so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Here is Today’s Message
Paul’s Motivation for Writing the Letter
Romans 15:14-21 But I myself am fully convinced about you, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able to instruct one another.
But I have written more boldly to you on some points so as to remind you, because of the grace given to me by God
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles. I serve the gospel of God like a priest, so that the Gentiles may become an acceptable offering, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 1:15-19 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,
I do not cease to give thanks for you when I remember you in my prayers.
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, will give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him,
– since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened – so that you can know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
and what is the incomparable greatness of his power toward us who believe, as displayed in the exercise of his immense strength.
Romans 11:13-14 Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Seeing that I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,
if somehow I could provoke my people to jealousy and save some of them.
1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position.
But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong.
God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something,
so that no one can boast in his presence.
He is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption,
so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
Acts 15:12 The whole group kept quiet and listened to Barnabas and Paul while they explained all the miraculous signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them.
Acts 21:18-21 The next day Paul went in with us to see James, and all the elders were there.
When Paul had greeted them, he began to explain in detail what God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.
When they heard this, they praised God. Then they said to him, “You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are who have believed, and they are all ardent observers of the law,
They have been informed about you–that you teach all the Jews now living among the Gentiles to abandon Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or live according to our customs.
Acts 2:18-21 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.
Isaiah 52:13-15 “Look, my servant will succeed! He will be elevated, lifted high, and greatly exalted –