Category: Quick Scripture Reference Guide

God’s Promises in the Atonement

God’s Promises in the Atonement

Because Jesus is our Savior, Scripture tells us that:

  • we are forgiven of sin (Acts 2:38)
  • our guilt is taken away (Romans 8:1)
  • we have peace with God (Romans 5:1)
  • God’s wrath is satisfied (1 John 2:2)
  • we have been justified (Romans 5:1)
  • Christ’s righteousness is imputed to us (Romans 4:24)
  • we are “new creations” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
  • we have eternal life which can never be taken away (John 3:16-21 and John 10:28-29)
  • we have been adopted by God and are now joint heirs with Christ (John 1:12, Romans 8:17)
  • the Holy Spirit lives in us (Romans 8:11)
  • Jesus is our advocate (1 John 2:1)
  • nothing can separate us from God’s love (Romans 8:38-39)
  • death has no more sting (1 Corinthians 15:54)
  • we have an inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade (1 Peter 1:4)
Jesus in the Old Testament

Jesus in the Old Testament

The glory of the Bible is the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Old Testament we find many foreshadowings of His glorious person.

 

Genesis Jesus is the seed of Eve who will crush the serpent’s head (Genesis 3:15)
Exodus The Paschal Lamb foreshadows the substitutionary death of Jesus on the cross (Exodus 12:2-13)
Numbers Jesus is the Star of Jacob and the Scepter of Israel (Numbers 24:17)
Deuteronomy Jesus is the Prophet like Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15)
Joshua Jesus is the Commander of the Lord’s Army {Lord of Hosts} (Joshua 5:14-15)
Job Jesus is Job’s living Redeemer (Job 19:25)
Psalms Jesus is David’s anticipated Messiah (Psalm 110:1)
Isaiah Jesus is the root out of dry ground and the man of sorrows acquainted with our grief (Isaiah 53:2-4)
Jeremiah Jesus is YHWH T’sidkenu {the Lord our Righteousness} who rules as David’s heir (Jeremiah 23:5-6)
Daniel Jesus is the One like a Son of Man who is given the right to Rule (Daniel 7:13)
Hosea Jesus fulfills the promise to ransom God’s people from the grave (Hosea 13:14)
Joel Jesus pours out the Spirit of God and brings salvation (Joel 2:28-32)
Micah Jesus rules from Zion and judges many people (Micah 4:1-5)
Haggai Jesus is the Desire of the Nations (Haggai 2:7)
Zechariah Jesus is man whose name is the BRANCH and He will sit and rule from His Throne (Zechariah 6:12-13)
Malachi Jesus is the “sun of righteousness” who reigns with healing in His wings (Malachi 4:1-3)

 

It is well…The Bible on Peace

It is well…The Bible on Peace

For the Christian,  peace is not only a gift from the Lord, it is the fruit of the indwelling Holy Spirit. What does the Bible tell us about peace?

  • We can be full of peace (Psalm 34:14)
  • Jesus is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6-7)
  • The wicked cannot know peace (Isaiah 48:22)
  • We are able to have peace with God (Isaiah 53:5)
  • Jesus’ peace is different from the world’s peace (John 14:27)
  • Christ is the source of our peace (Romans 5:1)
  • Peace is a fruit of the indwelling Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22)
  • We cultivate peace in prayer (Philippians 4:4-7)
Dealing with doubt

Dealing with doubt

Doubt: it affects us all at one time or another. In the moments of darkness, when doubt creeps in, let us look to the Scripture for our reassurance.

 

  • God will help us overcome our doubt (Psalm42:5-6)
  • God is faithful; He does not leave us during our time of doubt (Isaiah 40:27-28)
  • Christians are able to reassure each other and help overcome doubt (Hebrews 3:12)
  • Doubt inhibits our prayers but faith overcomes (James 1:5-7)
  • Faith gives evidence to our hope and substance to what we cannot see (Hebrews 11:1)
  • The LORD can help our unbelief (Mark 9:23-35)
The Bible Speaks about Abortion

The Bible Speaks about Abortion

Abortion is a very hot topic in America, today. Does the Bible speak to this issue? It surely does…

  • God cares for the unborn (Exodus 21:22-25)
  • We are prohibited from committing murder (Exodus 20:13)
  • We are commanded to protect the helpless (Psalm 82:3-4)
  • Children are an inheritance from the Lord (Psalm 127:3)
  • God carefully forms each child (Psalm 139:13-16)
  • God ordains the future of every child (Jeremiah 1:5)
The Afterlife

The Afterlife

The Bible has a lot to say about what happens when we die. In this QSRG we will look at some points the Bible makes about the afterlife.

 

  • There are two destinations (Luke 16:19-31)
  • Heaven is moments away (Luke 23:32-43)
  • Heaven has room for many people (John 14:1-14)
  • Heaven is the believer’s eternal home (2 Corinthians 5:1-10)
  • Hell is the eternal residence of fallen angels (2 Peter 2:1-11)
  • Hell is a prison (Jude 3-11)
  • Heaven holds God’s Throne Room (Revelation 7:9-17)
  • Believers will receive rewards (1 Thessalonians 2:19-20)
  • The wicked dead will appear before the Great White Throne (Revelation 22:11-15)

 

We hope that you will find this Quick Scripture Reference Guide to be helpful in beginning your study of the afterlife. Grace to you.

The Suffering Servant in the Psalms

The Suffering Servant in the Psalms

Many times Christ is portrayed as a Suffering Servant. In the Psalms there are 7 Prophetic references to Christ as Suffering Servant:

 

  • A worm and no man (22:6)
  • Poor and Needy (40:17)
  • A stranger unto his brethren (69:8)
  • Full of heaviness (69:20)
  • Poor and sorrowful (69:29)
  • A sparrow alone on the housetop (102:7)
  • Withered like grass (102:11)
“I AM” Statements in Genesis and Revelation

“I AM” Statements in Genesis and Revelation

God identifies Himself in Exodust 3:13 as I AM building on revelations He gave in Genesis and that description culminates in Revelation…

In Genesis God gives 7 I AM Statements:

  • Thy shield and thy exceeding great reward (15:1)
  • The Lord (15:7)
  • God Almighty (17:1 and 35:11)
  • the God of Abraham (26:24)
  • The God of Abraham and Isaac (28:13)
  • The God of Bethel (31:13)
  • The God of thy Father (46:3)

 

 

In Revelation, God’s identifier as I AM becomes triumphal declarations of who He is…

  • Alpha & Omega/ the Beginning and the End (1:8, 11, 17, 21:6, and 22:13)
  • He that liveth and was dead and is alive forevermore (1:18)
  • The Root and Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star (22:16)
QSRG: The Ordo Salutis

QSRG: The Ordo Salutis

One of the most important topics a Christian will ever study is the Ordo Salutis, the Order of Salvation. When we study the Ordo Salutis, we are looking at the sequence of events in salvation leading up to the believer being glorified in Heaven. A Summary of the Ordo Salutis is found in Romans 8:29-30 and a more detailed Ordo Salutis will follow that.

Romans 8:29-30 (NIV)
29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
The full Ordo Salutis:

Election – God’s choice of a people to be saved took place before the world was made. (Ephesians 1:4)

Predestination – Election is God’s choice, and predestination is the pre-assigned destination marked out for those He chose, that being Heaven (Romans 8:29-30)

Outward Call/Gospel Call/Preaching of the word: saving faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God (Romans 9:14, Romans 10:17)

Inward call: God the Holy Spirit speaks life to the elect’s dead human spirit, even as they hear the outward call of the gospel (1 Corinthians 1:22-24)

Faith: Belief and trust in the message of the gospel (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Conversion: One’s turning to God based on the gospel (Acts 26:18).

Perseverance: One’s continued true belief—remaining in the state of salvation (Jude 1:24).

Repentance: Changing one’s mind from rejection of Christ to faith in Christ (Acts 26:20).

Justification: God’s freeing of one from the penalty of sin—the pronouncement of “not guilty” on a sinner (Romans 5:9).

Sanctification: God’s separation of one from the lure of sin (2 Timothy 2:21).

Glorification: God’s final removal of all sin from the life and presence of one (in the eternal state) (Romans 8:18; 2 Corinthians 4:17).

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