We first have to ask the question: What kind of God would require such a test? First, we will look at A Crushing Command (1-2). Second, we’ll see A Devoted Dependence (3-10). And third, we will see A Promised Possession (11-19).
In Genesis 12, God called Abram and gave him several promises. By the time we come to Genesis 15, not one of those promises has been fulfilled. Abram was promised he would be great nation (which implies he would have a lot of children), and his offspring was promised a land to inherit. The problem is that Abram doesn’t have a son, nor does he have an inheritance to pass on. First, we will look at the promise that God Gives Hope (1-6). Second, we’ll see that God Gives Assurance (7-11, 18-21). And third, we will note how God Gives Grace (12-17).
Paul teaches two primary aspects of Christ’s supremacy: 1. Christ is Supreme in Creation (vv.15–17), and 2. Christ is Supreme in Redemption (vv.18–20)
This section breaks down into three parts: 1. Thankful for Gospel Growth (3–8), 2. Prayer for Gospel Growth (9–12a), and finally 3. Prepared for Gospel Growth (12b–14).
How gospel growth motivates thanksgiving and prayer.
God supplies grace and peace. We should not look elsewhere for what can only be found in Him.
We’ll consider two ways in which the gospel unexpectedly advances: 1) The Gospel advances in spite of difficult circumstances. 2) The Gospel advances in spite of discouraging people.
Place your hope in the only King who conquers all worldly chaos and establishes everlasting peace.
In order to be saved God must remove your sin and clothe you in an alien righteousness.
Hosea = How God chose a bride & the cost to keep her.