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Bmickey | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, May 9 2020 6:16 AM

Alright this is coming off of Pre-Pub for $169.99. Which one of you convinced me to order it, and now, who can convince me I still need it? Big Smile

Any comments on it would be helpful.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 9 2020 6:24 AM

If you have the Preacher’s Outline and Sermon Bible, then you don’t need this incomplete set of the Teacher’s Outline Study Bible.  The TOSB is just an abridged version of the POSB notice the similar title TOSB vs POSB.  I hope this helps.

DAL

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Bmickey | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 9 2020 6:41 AM

Thanks. I don't have either one right now. BIG price difference between the two sets, but the Preacher's set you mentioned is a lot more complete it looks like. I'll try and find images of both and compare a bit.

I'm a sucker for anything with the word outline in it. Even if I don't use what I see, those seem to help grease my wheels a bit. 

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Roy | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 9 2020 1:18 PM

Bmickey,

I happen to have both in a different product (competitor).

Is there anything specific that I could try to show you a SHORT comparison of between the two for the same passage?

 

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 9 2020 1:36 PM

Watch this video and be amazed 👍😁👌

https://youtu.be/kOXU4x5RDKg

DAL

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 10 2020 5:33 AM

POSB is an amazing resource, and I highly recommend it.

"I read dead people..."

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 10 2020 9:37 AM

Brother Mark:

POSB is an amazing resource, and I highly recommend it.

Yes indeed! However, I would not recommend the Logos version. It was formatted in a very sloppy way.  I like the way the competition formatted it and is way cheaper too.

DAL

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Bmickey | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 11 2020 6:01 AM

Roy:

Bmickey,

I happen to have both in a different product (competitor).

Is there anything specific that I could try to show you a SHORT comparison of between the two for the same passage?

 

That would be great if you can. How about something around Rom. 5:1-11 or so. Cut it to 1-5 if you need to. I appreciate it so much.

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Bmickey | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 11 2020 6:11 AM

DAL:

Watch this video and be amazed 👍😁👌

https://youtu.be/kOXU4x5RDKg

DAL

That was very nice. Thanks for posting it.

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 11 2020 7:09 AM

DAL:

Yes indeed! However, I would not recommend the Logos version. It was formatted in a very sloppy way.  I like the way the competition formatted it and is way cheaper too.

DAL

I have it in Logos and I've seen the WordSearch layout/format.  I actually prefer the PRINT layout, but meh, I'll take what I can get.  Also, not to be underestimated is the competition's outstanding price as you mentioned.

"I read dead people..."

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 11 2020 8:00 AM

Bmickey:

DAL:

Watch this video and be amazed 👍😁👌

https://youtu.be/kOXU4x5RDKg

DAL

That was very nice. Thanks for posting it.

You’re welcome! I wish Logos would do the same with some high quality resources.  They’ve done it with a handful but not enough.

DAL

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 11 2020 3:10 PM

GaoLu:

That’s a video for the software not the actual resource.

DAL

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Roy | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 11 2020 4:08 PM

I tried to post both together but thesystem would not let me. Too long maybe? So, I'll post each one at a time.

Their a bit long so just Romans 5:1-5.

1st TOSB:===========

ROMANS:  SECTION III

FAITH AND JUSTIFICATION: THE WAY FOR THE WORLD TO BE RIGHT WITH GOD, 3:21-5:21

»Front Matter  »Book Intro  »Detailed Outline}

Study 7: GOD'S UNBELIEVABLE LOVE (PART I): THE RESULTS OF JUSTIFICATION

Text: Romans 5:1-5

Aim: To sharpen your focus on the results of justification: the unbelievable love of God.

Memory Verse:

"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1).

 

INTRODUCTION:

Have you ever thought about what life would be like as a caterpillar? You might assume it would be uneventful and boring. The caterpillar plods along until he spins a cocoon and then he waits. But after a period of time, a transformation occurs and out of the cocoon flies a beautiful butterfly.

Like this slow-moving creature, we sometimes tend to look at our current situation and wrongly conclude that we are going nowhere, that all is lost. Far too many people tend to think there is no way out, that the grass is always 'greener on the other side.' Why? Because...

·  they suffer set-back after set-back

·  they never seem to get a break in life

·  they lose hope that anything will ever change for the better

 

But God still has a plan for the believer. In fact, He comes to us while we are still caterpillars and declares us to be beautiful butterflies—a new creation. This is the wonder of justification: God declares dead men to have new life in His Son. Only God has the power to justify. Only God has the power to transform us from death to life. Only God has the love that will do such a wonderful thing.

Man is blessed by God through justification, blessed beyond all imagination. Justification and its results are gloriously covered in this passage of Scripture.

 

OUTLINE:

1.  There is justification by faith (v.1).

2.  There is peace with God (v.1).

3.  There is access into the grace and the presence of God (v.2).

4.  There is hope for the glory of God (v.2).

5.  There is glory in trials and sufferings (v.3-5).

6.  There is the constant experience of God's love—all through the indwelling presence of His Spirit (v.5).

 

1.  THERE IS JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH (v. 1).

 

Justification means to count someone righteous. It means to reckon, to credit, to account, to judge, to treat, to look upon as righteous. It does not mean to make a man righteous. All Greek verbs which end in "oun" mean not to make someone something, but merely to count, to judge, to treat someone as something.

 

There are three major points to note about justification.

1.  Why justification is necessary:

a. Justification is necessary because of the sin and alienation of man. Man has rebelled against God and taken his life into his own hands. Man lives as he desires...

·  fulfilling the lust of the eyes and of the flesh

·  clinging to the pride of life and to the things of the world

 

Man has become sinful and ungodly, an enemy of God, pushing God out of his life and wanting little if anything to do with God. Man has separated and alienated himself from God.

b. Justification is necessary because of the anger and wrath of God. "God is angry with the wicked every day" (Psalm 7:11). Sin has aroused God's anger and wrath. God is angry over man's...

·  rebellion

·  ungodliness

·  hostility

·  unrighteousness

·  sin

·  desertion

 

Man has turned his back upon God, pushing God away and having little to do with Him. Man has not made God the center of his life; man has broken his relationship with God. Therefore, the greatest need in man's life is to discover the answer to the question: How can the relationship between man and God be restored?

2. Why God justifies a man: God justifies a man because of His Son Jesus Christ. When a man believes in Jesus Christ, God takes that man's faith and counts it as righteousness. The man is not righteous, but God considers and credits the man's faith as righteousness. Why is God willing to do this?

a. God is willing to justify man because He loves man that much. God loves man so much that He sent His Son into the world and sacrificed Him in order to justify man (John 3:16Romans 5:8).

b. God is willing to justify man because of what His Son Jesus Christ has done for man.

Þ Jesus Christ has secured the Ideal righteousness for man. He came to earth to live a sinless and perfect life. As Man, He never broke the law of God; He never went contrary to the will of God, not even once. Therefore, He stood before God and before the world as the Ideal Man, the Perfect Man, the Representative Man, the Perfect Righteousness that could stand for the righteousness of every man.

Þ Jesus Christ came into the world to die for man. As the Ideal Man, He could take all the sins of the world upon Himself and die for every man. His death could stand for every man. He exchanged places with man by becoming the sinner (2 Cor. 5:19). He bore the wrath of God against sin, bearing the condemnation for every man. Again, He was able to do this because He was the Ideal Man, and as the Ideal Man His death could stand for the death of every man.

Þ Jesus Christ came into the world to arise from the dead and thereby to conquer death for man. As the Ideal Man, His resurrection and exaltation into the presence of God could stand for every man's desperate need to conquer death and to be acceptable to God. His resurrected life could stand for the resurrected life of the believer.

 

Now, as stated above, when a man believes in Jesus Christ—really believes—God takes that man's belief and...

·  counts it as the righteousness (perfection) of Christ. The man is counted as righteous in Christ.

·  counts it as the death of Christ. The man is counted as having already died in Christ, as having already paid the penalty for sin in the death of Christ.

·  counts it as the resurrection of Christ. The man is counted as already having been resurrected in Christ.

 

Very simply, God loves His Son Jesus Christ so much that He honors any man who honors His Son by believing in Him. He honors the man by taking the man's faith and counting (crediting) it as righteousness and by giving him the glorious privilege of living with Christ forever in the presence of God.

3.  How God justifies a man: the word justify is a legal word taken from the courts. It pictures man on trial before God. Man is seen as having committed the most heinous of crimes: he has rebelled against God and broken his relationship with God. How can he restore that relationship? Within human courts if a man is acquitted, he is declared innocent, but this is not true within the Divine Court. When a man appears before God, he is anything but innocent; he is utterly guilty and condemned accordingly.

But when a man sincerely trusts Christ, then God takes that man's faith and counts it as righteousness. By such, God counts the man—judges him, treats him—as if he was innocent. The man is not made innocent; he is guilty. He knows it and God knows it, but God treats him as innocent. "God justifies the ungodly"—an incredible mercy, a wondrous grace. (See Romans 4:1-3Romans 4:1-25Romans 4:22.)

How do we know this? How can we know for sure that God is like this? Because Jesus said so. He said that God loves us. We are sinners, yes; but Christ said that we are very, very dear to God.

 

"Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified" (Galatians 2:16).

 

QUESTIONS:

1.  In practical terms, what does it mean to be justified by faith? Why is it so important to understand this?

2.  What is the difference between being counted as righteous and being righteous? Can you ever be righteous?

3.  What was your position before God as an unbeliever—before you believed in God's Son? What is your position now that you are a believer? How can you demonstrate your love for God in return for what He has done for you?

 

2.  THERE IS PEACE WITH GOD (v. 1).

 

The first result of justification is peace with God.

1.  The meaning of peace with God is striking. Peace with God does not mean escapism, a quiet atmosphere, the absence of trouble, the control of situations by positive thinking, the denial of problems, the ability to keep from facing reality. Peace with God means the sense and knowledge...

·  that one has restored his relationship with God

·  that one is no longer alienated and separated from God

·  that one is now reconciled with God

·  that one is now accepted by God

·  that one is freed from the wrath and judgment of God

·  that one is freed from fearing God's wrath and judgment

·  that one is now pleasing God

·  that one is at peace with God

 

2.  The source of peace is Jesus Christ. Men can have peace with God only because of Jesus Christ. It is He who reconciles men to God. He has made peace by the blood of His cross. (See Romans 3:25.)

 

"For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace" (Ephes. 2:14-15).

 

3.  The reason we have peace is the glorious truth of justification (see Romans 5:1 for discussion).

 

QUESTIONS:

1.  What does it mean to you personally to be at peace with God?

2.  Why is the source of peace such an important thing to know?

3.  Can you have peace without God, without the justification He offers? Why or why not?

 

3.  THERE IS ACCESS INTO THE GRACE, THE FAVOR, AND THE PRESENCE OF GOD (v. 2).

 

The second result of justification is access into the grace of God.

1.  Grace means a gift or a favor, an unmerited and undeserved gift or favor. In the present passage grace is looked upon as a place or a position. Grace is a place to which we are brought, a position into which we are placed. It is the place of God's presence, the position of salvation. The person who is justified...

·  stands in God's presence

·  stands before God saved

·  stands in the favor of God

·  stands in the privileges of God

·  stands in the promises of God

 

2.  Note it is through Christ that we have access into this grace. The word "access" means to bring to, to move to, to introduce, to present. The thought is that of being in a royal court and being presented and introduced to the King of kings. Jesus Christ is the One who throws open the door into God's presence. He is the One who presents us to God, the Sovereign Majesty of the universe.

 

"I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture" (John 10:9).

 

APPLICATION:

Note we "stand" in God's grace, in His presence.

1) We are not bowed down, intimidated, stricken with fear, and humiliated. Christ has justified us, removed our guilt and shame, and given us great confidence before God. Therefore, we take a stand of honor and dignity before Him, standing in the perfect righteousness of the Lord Jesus.

2) We are not sitting or lying down, but we are standing. This pictures our service and labor for God. We are brought into His presence for the purpose of service; therefore, there is not time for sitting and lying around. We stand before Him justified, yes, but we stand to receive our orders from Him. (Cp. 1 Cor. 15:582 Cor. 5:18-21.)

 

Just imagine! Because of what Jesus Christ did, you are able to stand in the presence of the God of universe, the Creator of all mankind, the only true and living God. You can know God as your Father; you can be loved and treated as a precious child. You can be a joint heir with Jesus Christ. God could not have made a greater sacrifice nor given a greater gift—all because He loves you!

 

QUESTIONS:

1.  How would you explain the meaning of God's grace to an unbeliever? Why is it crucial for you to be able to explain the meaning of grace to others?

2.  Jesus Christ provides the only access to the grace of God. Why was Christ God's choice to do this? Could anyone else have qualified?

3.  What is the significance of your standing in God's presence?

 

4.  THERE IS HOPE FOR THE GLORY OF GOD (v. 2).

 

The third result of justification is hope, hope for the glory of God. Note that the hope of the believer is for the glory of God.

1.  When Scripture speaks of the believer's hope, it does not mean what the world means by hope. The hope of the world is a desire, a want. The world hopes—wants, desires—that something will happen. But this is not the hope of the believer. The hope of the believer is a surety: it is perfect assurance, confidence, and knowledge. How can hope be so absolute and assured? By being an inward possession. The believer's hope is based upon the presence of God's Spirit who dwells within the believer. In fact, the believer possesses the hope of glory only by the Spirit of God who dwells within him.

 

"For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel" (Col. 1:5).

 

2.  The glory hoped for by the believer is to abundantly exceed the most wonderful experience we can ask or think. Glory means to possess and to be full of perfect light; to dwell in the perfect splendor and magnificence of God.

 

"Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear" (Matthew 13:43).

 

APPLICATION:

Note how far short we often come. Instead of rejoicing in the glorious hope God has given...

·  we moan, groan, and complain, living a discouraged and defeated life.

·  we slip back into the ways of the world: the lust of the flesh and the eyes, pursuing the pride of life and the things of the world. (Cp. 1 John 2:15-16.)

·  we become discouraged and defeated, no longer conscious of the glorious hope for the glory of God.

 

"Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself" (Ephes. 1:8-9).

 

QUESTIONS:

1.  What is the difference between the world's view of hope and the Christian's view of hope?

2.  When life is difficult, in what ways do you struggle to keep hope alive?

3.  Does your everyday life reflect a true hope for the glory of God, or would people be surprised to know that you have a priceless treasure at your disposal?

 

5.  THERE IS GLORY IN TRIALS AND SUFFERING (v. 3-5).

 

The fourth result of justification is glory in trials and sufferings. When a man is truly justified, he is no longer defeated by trials and sufferings. Trials and sufferings no longer discourage and swamp him, no longer cast him down into the dungeon of despair and hopelessness. The very opposite is true. Trials and sufferings become purposeful and meaningful. The truly justified man knows...

·  that his life and welfare are completely in God's care and under His watchful eye.

·  Therefore, whatever events come into his life—whether good or bad—they are allowed by God for a reason. The justified man knows that God will take the trials and sufferings of this world and work them out for good, even if God has to twist and move every event surrounding the believer.

 

This passage explains the great benefits of trials and sufferings; it shows exactly how the trials and sufferings of life work good for us. The word trials or tribulations means pressure, oppression, affliction, and distress. It means to be pressed together ever so tightly. It means all kinds of pressure ranging from the day to day pressures over to the pressure of confronting the most serious afflictions, even that of death itself.

 

"In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world" (John 16:33).

 

1.  Trials stir patience: endurance, fortitude, stedfastness, constancy, perseverance. The word is not passive; it is active. It is not the spirit that just sits back and puts up with the trials of life, taking whatever may come. Rather it is the spirit that stands up and faces life's trials, that actively goes about conquering and overcoming them. When trials confront a man who is truly justified, he is stirred to arise and face the trials head on. He immediately sets out to conquer and overcome them. He knows that God is allowing the trials in order to teach him more and more patience (endurance).

 

"My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing" (James 1:2-4).

 

2.  Patience stirs experience: character, integrity, strength. The idea is that of proven experience, of gaining strength through the trials of life; therefore, the word is more accurately translated character. When a justified man endures trials, he comes out of it stronger than ever before. He is a man of much stronger character and integrity. He knows much more about the presence and strength of God.

 

"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God" (2 Cor. 1:3-4).

 

3.  Experience stirs hope: to expect with confidence; to anticipate knowing; to look and long for with surety; to desire with assurance; to rely on with certainty; to trust with the guarantee; to believe with the knowledge. Note that hope is expectation, anticipation, looking and longing for, desiring, relying upon, and trusting. But it is also confidence, knowledge, surety, assurance, certainty, and a guarantee. When a justified man becomes stronger in character, he draws closer to God; and the closer he draws to God, the more he hopes for the glory of God.

4.  Hope never shames: never disappoints, deludes, deceives, confounds, confuses. The believer, the person who is truly justified, will never be disappointed or shamed. He will see his hope fulfilled. He will live forever in the presence of God inheriting the promises God has given in His Word.

 

"Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed" (Romans 9:33).

 

ILLUSTRATION:

Some people retreat at the first sign of trial or tribulation. They give up all hope of overcoming and learning from the experience. People who live for comfort and for the pleasures of the world see trials as a thing to be avoided at all costs. God wants believers to glory in their trials and sufferings, that is, tro grow and become stronger because of the experience. Here is an example of a man who refused to allow trials to defeat him in life.

 

"What do you do when faced by a closed door in life? A young boy from Missouri named Harry had to answer that question. He gave evidence of brilliance on the piano even as a child. In addition to being gifted, Harry had such discipline that at the age of seven he was at the keyboard by five each morning. He practiced faithfully for hours each day. Under the tutelage of Mrs. E.C. White, he produced each day stronger hope that he would eventually reach greatness.

"When Harry was 15, Mrs. White brought news to her star pupil. Paderewski, the greatest pianist of the day was coming to town. The young boy was thrilled as he listened to Paderewski play. Mrs. White took her pupil backstage after the concert to meet Paderewski. With trembling voice, the young boy told the world-renowned pianist that he played his minuet. 'There is a part of it,' young Harry explained, 'that I do not know how to execute.'

"Paderewski walked back with the boy to the empty stage and to the piano. The boy sat at the same piano where Paderewski had played only a few minutes before. As the student played, Paderewski gave a smile of approval to the boy's teacher. A bright future seemed to loom before him.

"Then ensued the closed door. The next year Harry's father lost everything in the Kansas City grain market. Harry had to go to work, and his dreams of the concert stage were shattered.

"Did the boy give up on life? Did he let this closed door stop him?

"Not at all, for this young, gifted, promising pianist would become world famous before his life was over, as President of the United States. His name was Harry S. Truman." 

 

QUESTIONS:

1.  Believers are not immune from trials and tribulations. How is it possible to glory in trials and suffering during difficult circumstances?

2.  Relate an example of how trials stir patience; how patience stirs experience; how experience stirs hope.

3.  How does the hope that God gives help you to live daily for Christ?

 

6.  THERE IS THE CONTINUOUS EXPERIENCE OF GOD'S LOVE THROUGH THE INDWELLING SPIRIT (v. 5).

 

1.  The love of God is demonstrated in His justifying the man who truly believes in His Son Jesus Christ.

 

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).

 

2.  The Holy Spirit sheds the love of God abroad in our hearts. He grows and matures us in the love of God, increasing our understanding of what God has done and is doing for us. He helps us learn more and more about our justification and more and more of the glorious salvation He promises.

The Holy Spirit...

·  makes us conscious and aware of God's love, and gives us a deep and intimate sense of God's love.

·  makes us conscious and aware of God's presence, and of His care and concern for all that is involved in salvation.

 

It is the sense and intimacy of God's love that is being stressed: a personal manifestation, a personal experience of the presence and love of God, of His justification and care for us as we walk through life moment by moment.

 

"He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him" (John 14:21).

 

Note: the Holy Spirit is "given unto us." He enters our hearts and lives for the very purpose of sealing or guaranteeing us. He seals or guarantees our justification, and He seals the fact that God loves us and cares for and looks after us. It is because of His indwelling presence that we have the continuous and unbroken experience of God's love. But remember: this glorious intimacy with God is a result of justification. Only the person who is truly justified experiences the love of God.

Note another fact: the love of God is a gift, a gift deposited in the believer by the Holy Spirit. (Cp. the divine nature which is deposited within us when we truly trust Jesus Christ as our Savior, 2 Peter 1:4.)

 

"For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together" (Romans 8:15-17).

 

ILLUSTRATION:

God has given the Holy Spirit to you, the Christian believer. How much of your life do you allow the Holy Spirit to enter?

 

"Mendelssohn [the great composer] once visited a cathedral containing one of the most priceless organs in Europe. He listened to the organist, then asked for permission to play. 'I don't know you,' was the reply, 'and we don't allow any chance stranger to play upon this organ.'

"At last the great musician persuaded the organist to let him play. As Mendelssohn played, the great cathedral was filled with such music as the organist had never heard. With tears in his eyes he laid his hand upon Mendelssohn's shoulder. 'Who are you?' he asked. 'Mendelssohn,' came the reply. The old organist was dumbfounded. 'To think that an old fool like me nearly forbade Mendelssohn to play upon my organ!'

"If we only knew what wonderful harmonies the Holy Spirit can draw out of our lives, we should not be content until He has complete possession and is working in us and through us to do His will." 

 

QUESTIONS:

1.  Can you honestly say that you are aware of the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life? Always? Frequently? Occasionally? Never?

2.  How can you become more conscious of the Holy Spirit in your life? Why do you need to be more conscious of the Holy Spirit?

3.  What are the benefits of having the Holy Spirit in your life? Are the benefits worth making more of an effort on your part?

 

SUMMARY:

 

God loves you beyond all belief. His love for you cannot be easily measured. It is greater than the highest mountain and deeper than the deepest ocean. God's love stretches from finger tip to finger tip, from hands that were held secure by the piercing nails of the cross. The same love that held Christ on the cross is available to you today, available to justify you. What are the results of God's justification of your life?

 

1.  There is justification by faith.

2.  There is peace with God.

3.  There is access into the grace and the presence of God.

4.  There is hope for the glory of God.

5.  There is glory in trials and sufferings.

6.  There is the constant experience of God's love—all through the indwelling presence of His Spirit.

 

PERSONAL JOURNAL NOTES:

(Reflection & Response)

 

1.  The most important thing that I learned from this lesson was:

 

2.  The thing that I need to work on the most is:

 

3.  I can apply this lesson to my life by:

 

4.  Closing Prayer Of Commitment: (put your commitment down on paper).

 


Teacher's Outline and Study Bible - Commentary - Romans, Volume 1: The Teacher's Outline and Study Bible.

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Roy | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 11 2020 4:11 PM

2nd from the POSB same verse range:=============

ROMANS:  DIVISION III

FAITH AND JUSTIFICATION: THE WAY FOR THE WORLD TO BE RIGHT WITH GOD, 3:21-5:21

»Front Matter  »Book Intro

»Detailed Outline  »Index

G.  God's Unbelievable Love (Part I): The Results of Justification, 5:1-5


(5:1-5Introduction: man is blessed by God through justification, blessed beyond all imagination. Justification and its results are gloriously covered in this passage of Scripture.


1.  Justification is by faith (v.1).

2.  There is peace with God (v.1).

3.  There is access into the grace, the favor and the presence of God (v.2).

4.  There is hope for the glory of God (v.2).

5.  There is glory in trials and sufferings (v.3-5).

6.  There is the continuous experience of God's love through the indwelling Spirit (v.5).


1. (5:1Justification (diakioun): to count someone righteous. It means to reckon, to credit, to account, to judge, to treat, to look upon as righteous. It does not mean to make a man righteous. All Greek verbs which end in "oun" mean not to make someone something, but merely to count, to judge, to treat someone as something.

There are three major points to note about justification.

1.  Why justification is necessary:

a.  Justification is necessary because of the sin and alienation of man. Man has rebelled against God and taken his life into his own hands. Man lives as he desires...

•  fulfilling the lust of the eyes and of the flesh.

•  clinging to the pride of life and to the things of the world.

Man has become sinful and ungodly, an enemy of God, pushing God out of his life and wanting little if anything to do with God. Man has separated and alienated himself from God.

b.  Justification is necessary because of the anger and wrath of God. "God is angry with the wicked every day" (Psalm 7:11). Sin has aroused God's anger and wrath. God is angry over man's...

•  rebellion

•  sin

•  hostility

•  ungodliness

•  unrighteousness

•  desertion

Man has turned his back upon God, pushing God away and having little to do with Him. Man has not made God the center of his life; man has broken his relationship with God. Therefore, the greatest need in man's life is to discover the answer to the question: How can the relationship between man and God be restored?

2.  Why God justifies a man: God justifies a man because of His Son Jesus Christ. When a man believes in Jesus Christ, God takes that man's faith and counts it as righteousness. The man is not righteous, but God considers and credits the man's faith as righteousness. Why is God willing to do this?

a.  God is willing to justify man because He loves man that much. God loves man so much that He sent His Son into the world and sacrificed Him in order to justify man (John 3:16Romans 5:8).

b.  God is willing to justify man because of what His Son Jesus Christ has done for man.

⇒  Jesus Christ has secured the Ideal righteousness for man. He came to earth to live a sinless and erfect life. As Man He never broke the law of God; He never went contrary to the will of God, not even once. Therefore, He stood before God and before the world as the Ideal Man, the Perfect Man, the Representative Man, the Perfect Righteousness that could stand for the righteousness of every man.

⇒  Jesus Christ came into the world to die for man. As the Ideal Man He could take all the sins of the world upon Himself and die for every man. His death could stand for every man. He exchanged places with man by becoming the sinner (2 Cor. 5:19). He bore the wrath of God against sin, bearing the condemnation for every man. Again, He was able to do this because He was the Ideal Man, and as the Ideal Man His death could stand for the death of every man.

⇒  Jesus Christ came into the world to arise from the dead and thereby to conquer death for man. As the Ideal Man, His resurrection and exaltation into the presence of God could stand for every man's desperate need to conquer death and to be acceptable to God. His resurrected life could stand for the resurrected life of the believer.

Now, as stated above, when a man believes in Jesus Christ—really believes—God takes that man's belief and...

•  counts it as the righteousness (perfection) of Christ. The man is counted as righteous in Christ.

•  counts it as the death of Christ. The man is counted as having already died in Christ, as having already paid the penalty for sin in the death of Christ.

•  counts it as the resurrection of Christ. The man is counted as already having been resurrected in Christ.

Very simply, God loves His Son Jesus Christ so much that He honors any man who honors His Son by believing on Him. He honors the man by taking the man's faith and counting (crediting) it as righteousness and by giving him the glorious privilege of living with Christ forever in the presence of God.

3.  How God justifies a man: the word justify (dikaiōthentes PWS: 2222) is a legal word taken from the courts. It pictures man on trial before God. Man is seen as having committed the most heinous of crimes; he has rebelled against God and broken his relationship with God. How can he restore that relationship? Within human courts if a man is acquitted, he is declared innocent, but this is not true within the Divine Court. When a man appears before God, he is anything but innocent; he is utterly guilty and condemned accordingly.

But when a man sincerely trusts Christ, then God takes that man's faith and counts it as righteousness. By such God counts the man—judges him, treats him—as if he was innocent. The man is not made innocent; he is guilty. He knows it and God knows it, but God treats him as innocent. "God justifies the ungodly"—an incredible mercy, a wondrous grace. (See notes—Romans 4:1-3Deeper Study #1—Romans 4:1-25Deeper Study #2—Romans 4:22.)

How do we know this? How can we know for sure that God is like this? Because Jesus said so. He said that God loves us. We are sinners, yes; but Christ said that we are very, very dear to God.


"And he [Abraham] believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness" (Genesis 15:6).

"And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses" (Acts 13:39).

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" (Romans 3:23-24).

"For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness" (Romans 4:3).

"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1).

"Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him" (Romans 5:9).

"For he that is dead [counted dead, justified] is freed from sin" (Romans 6:7).

"Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth" (Romans 8:33).

"And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God" (1 Cor. 6:11).

"Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified" (Galatians 2:16).

"Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness" (Galatians 3:6).

"Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith" (Galatians 3:24).

"And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith" (Phil. 3:9).


2. (5:1Peace— Justification: the first result of justification is peace with God.

1.  The meaning of peace with God is striking. Peace with God does not mean escapsim, a quiet atmosphere, the absence of trouble, the control of situations by positive thinking, the denial of problems, the ability to keep from facing reality. Peace with God means the sense and knowledge...

•  that one has restored his relationship with God.

•  that one is no longer alienated and separated from God.

•  that one is now reconciled with God.

•  that one is now accepted by God.

•  that one is freed from the wrath and judgment of God.

•  that one is freed from fearing God's wrath and judgment.

•  that one is now pleasing God.

•  that one is at peace with God.

2.  The source of peace is Jesus Christ. Men can have peace with God only because of Jesus Christ. It is He who reconciles men to God. He has made peace by the blood of His cross. (See notes, PropitiationRomans 3:25.)


"For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace" (Ephes. 2:14-15).

"And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven" (Col. 1:20).

"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed" (Isaiah 53:5).


3.  The reason we have peace is the glorious truth of justification (see note, JustificationRomans 5:1 for discussion. See Deeper Study #1, Justification—Romans 4:1-25; note—Romans 4:1-3Deeper Study #2—Romans 4:22 for more discussion.)


3. (5:2Access— Grace: the second result of justification is access into the grace of God.

1.  Grace (charis PWS: 1772) means a gift or a favor, an unmerited and undeserved gift or favor (see notes, GraceRomans 4:16Deeper Study #1—Titus 2:11-15 for more discussion.) In the present passage grace is looked upon as a place or a position. Grace is a place to which we are brought, a position into which we are placed. It is the place of God's presence, the position of salvation. The person who is justified...

•  stands in God's presence.

•  stands before God saved.

•  stands in the favor of God.

•  stands in the privileges of God.

•  stands in the promises of God.

2.  Note it is through Christ that we have access into this grace. The word "access" (prosagōgēn) means to bring to, to move to, to introduce, to present. The thought is that of being in a royal court and being presented and introduced to the King of kings. Jesus Christ is the One who throws open the door into God's presence. He is the One who presents us to God, the Sovereign Majesty of the universe.


"I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture" (John 10:9).

"By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God" (Romans 5:2).

"But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh [brought near] by the blood of Christ" (Ephes. 2:13).

"For through him we...[all] have access by one Spirit unto the Father" (Ephes. 2:18).

"In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him" (Ephes. 3:12).

"Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus" (Hebrews 10:19).

"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit" (1 Peter 3:18).


Thought 1. Note we "stand" in God's grace, in His presence.

1)  We are not bowed down, intimidated, stricken with fear, and humiliated. Christ has justified us, removed our guilt and shame, and given us great confidence before God. Therefore, we take a stand of honor and dignity before Him, standing in the perfect righteousness of the Lord Jesus.

2)  We are not sitting or lying down, but we are standing. This pictures our service and labor for God. We are brought into His presence for the purpose of service; therefore, there is not time for sitting and lying around. We stand before Him justified, yes, but we stand to receive our orders from Him. (Cp. 1 Cor. 15:582 Cor. 5:18-21.)


4. (5:2Hope: the third result of justification is hope, hope for the glory of God (see notes, RewardsRomans 2:6-10Deeper Study #1, Glory—Romans 2:7Deeper Study #1—Romans 3:23 for discussion and verses.) Note that the hope of the believer is for the glory of God.

1.  When Scripture speaks of the believer's hope, it does not mean what the world means by hope. The hope of the world is a desire, a want. The world hopes—wants, desires—that something will happen. But this is not the hope of the believer. The hope of the believer is a surety: it is perfect assurance, confidence, and knowledge. How can hope be so absolute and assured? By being an inward possession. The believer's hope is based upon the presence of God's Spirit who dwells within the believer. In fact, the believer possesses the hope of glory only by the Spirit of God who dwells within him. (See Deeper Study #1, Hope—Romans 8:24-25 for more detailed discussion.)


"In whom [Christ] ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory" (Ephes. 1:13-14; cp. 2 Cor. 1:21-22Ephes. 4:30John 14:16-18).

"For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel" (Col. 1:5).

"For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ" (Titus 2:11-13).

"That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever" (Hebrews 6:18-20).

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you" (1 Peter 1:3-4).

"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure" (1 John 3:1-3).


2.  The glory hoped for by the believer is to abundantly exceed the most wonderful experience we can ask or think. Glory means to possess and to be full of perfect light; to dwell in the perfect splendor and magnificence of God (see Deeper Study #1, Glory—Romans 2:7).


"Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear" (Matthew 13:43).

"And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together" (Romans 8:17).

"Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself" (Phil. 3:21).

"When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory" (Col. 3:4).

"After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands" (Rev. 7:9).

"Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory" (Psalm 73:24).

"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us" (Romans 8:18).

"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory" (2 Cor. 4:17).

"Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory" (2 Tim. 2:10).

"The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed" (1 Peter 5:1).


Thought 1. Note how far short we often come. Instead of rejoicing in the glorious hope God has given...

•  we moan, groan, and complain, living a discouraged and defeated life.

•  we slip back into the ways of the world: the lust of the flesh and the eyes and pursuing the pride of life and the things of the world. (Cp. 1 John 2:15-16.)

•  we become discouraged and defeated, no longer conscious of the glorious hope for the glory of God.


"Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself" (Ephes. 1:8-9).


5. (5:3-5Trials— Suffering: the fourth result of justification is glory in trials and sufferings. When a man is truly justified, he is no longer defeated by trials and sufferings. Trials and sufferings no longer discourage and swamp him, no longer cast him down into the dungeon of despair and hopelessness. The very opposite is true. Trials and sufferings become purposeful and meaningful. The truly justified man knows...

•  that his life and welfare are completely under God's care and watchful eye.

•  therefore, whatever events come into his life—whether good or bad—they are allowed by God for a reason. The justified man knows that God will take the trials and sufferings of this world and work them out for good, even if God has to twist and move every event surrounding the believer.

This passage explains the great benefits of trials and sufferings; it shows exactly how the trials and sufferings of life work good for us. The word "trials" or "tribulations" (thlipsis PWS: 4051) means pressure, oppression, affliction, and distress. It means to be pressed together ever so tightly. It means all kinds of pressure ranging from the day to day pressures over to the pressure of confronting the most serious afflictions, even that of death itself.


"In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world" (John 16:33).

"We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22).

"For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know" (1 Thes. 3:4).

"And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb" (Rev. 7:14).


1.  Trials stir patience (hupomonē): endurance, fortitude, stedfastness, constancy, perseverance. The word is not passive; it is active. It is not the spirit that just sits back and puts up with the trials of life, taking whatever may come. Rather it is the spirit that stands up and faces life's trials, that actively goes about conquering and overcoming them. When trials confront a man who is truly justified, he is stirred to arise and face the trials head on. He immediately sets out to conquer and overcome them. He knows that God is allowing the trials in order to teach him more and more patience (endurance).


"In your patience possess ye your souls" (Luke 21:19).

"Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer" (Romans 12:12).

"For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise" (Hebrews 10:36).

"My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing" (James 1:2-4).

"Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain" (James 5:7).


2.  Patience stirs experience (dokimēn PWS: 1395): character, integrity, strength. The idea is that of proven experience, of gaining strength through the trials of life; therefore, the word is more accurately translated character. When a justified man endures trials, he comes out of it stronger than ever before. He is a man of much stronger character and integrity. He knows much more about the presence and strength of God.


"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God" (2 Cor. 1:3-4).

"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong" (2 Cor. 12:9-10).

"That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man" (Ephes. 3:16).

"Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness" (Col. 1:11).

"Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens" (Hebrews 11:33-34).

"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wing as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint" (Isaiah 40:31).

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness" (Isaiah 41:10).


3.  Experience stirs hope (elpis PWS: 2008): to expect with confidence; to anticipate knowing; to look and long for with surety; to desire with assurance; to rely on with certainty; to trust with the guarantee; to believe with the knowledge. Note that hope is expectation, anticipation, looking and longing for, desiring, relying upon, and trusting. But it is also confidence, knowledge, surety, assurance, certainty, and a guarantee. When a justified man becomes stronger in character, he draws closer to God and the closer he draws to God, the more he hopes for the glory of God. (See note, HopeRomans 5:2 for more discussion and verses.)

4.  Hope never shames (kataischunō PWS: 208, makes ashamed): never disappoints, deludes, deceives, confounds, confuses. The believer, the person who is truly justified, will never be disappointed or shamed. He will see his hope fulfilled. He will live forever in the presence of God inheriting the promises God has given in His Word.


"Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed" (Romans 9:33).

"According to my earnest expectaton and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death" (Phil. 1:20).

"Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf" (1 Peter 4:16).

"And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming" (1 John 2:28).

"They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded" (Psalm 22:5).

"In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion" (Psalm 71:1).

"Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments" (Psalm 119:6).

"The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish" (Proverbs 10:28; cp. Psalm 22:5Psalm 71:1).

"For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed" (Isaiah 50:7).

"And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed" (Joel 2:26).


6. (5:5God, Love of— Holy Spirit, Work of: there is the continuous experience of God's love through the presence of the Holy Spirit.

1.  The love of God is demonstrated in His justifying the man who truly believes in His Son Jesus Christ.


"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).


2.  The Holy Spirit sheds the love of God abroad in our hearts. He grows and matures us in the love of God, increasing our understanding of what God has done and is doing for us. He helps us learn more and more about our justification and more and more of the glorious salvation He promises.

The Holy Spirit...

•  makes us conscious and aware of God's love, and gives us a deep and intimate sense of God's love.

•  makes us conscious and aware of God's presence, and of His care and concern for all that is involved in salvation.

It is the sense and intimacy of God's love that is being stressed: a personal manifestation, a personal experience of the presence and love of God, of His justification and care for us as we walk through life moment by moment.


"He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him" (John 14:21).

"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him" (John 14:23).

"But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved)" (Ephes. 2:4-5).

"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not" (1 John 3:1).

"In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him" (1 John 4:9).

"And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him" (1 John 4:16).


Note: the Holy Spirit is "given unto us." He enters our hearts and lives for the very purpose of sealing or guaranteeing us. He seals or guarantees our justification, and He seals the fact that God loves us and cares for and looks after us. It is because of His indwelling presence that we have the continuous and unbroken experience of God's love. But remember: this glorious intimacy with God is a result of justification. Only the person who is truly justified experiences the love of God.

Note another fact: the love of God is a gift, a gift deposited in the believer by the Holy Spirit. (Cp. the divine nature which is deposited within us when we truly trust Jesus Christ as our Savior, 2 Peter 1:4.)


"For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together" (Romans 8:15-17).

"Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts" (2 Cor. 1:22).

"In whom [Christ] ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory" (Ephes. 1:13-14).


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Bmickey | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 11 2020 6:14 PM

Roy:

Bmickey,

I happen to have both in a different product (competitor).

Is there anything specific that I could try to show you a SHORT comparison of between the two for the same passage?

 

Thanks a lot for posting both of those Roy. my pocketbook may not want to thank you though! Big Smile It was very helpful for me to compare those!

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Roy | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 11 2020 6:20 PM

You are most assuredly welcome. My pocketbook knows the feeling well!

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 21 2020 8:04 AM

My sales rep with the competition has a flash sale going on for the TOSB where the offer is $38 bucks for the 18 volume set.  If I didn’t have it I’d definitely jump on it.  $38 is a steal compared to the Logos edition both prepub and regular price.  I’m sure not even a “reader’s edition” in Logos would be that cheap.

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