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Bible Notes on Romans 12:1

Brief notes on my translation of Romans 12:1. Do Not Conform To the World’s Ways 1 I implore youp, brothers, by the compassions of God, that youp present yourselvesp as a holy, living sacrifice [which is] acceptable to God [and is] yourp rational service [to Him]. [We are not to sacrifice fleshly things as animals, etc. God is a spirit, and we are to worship in spirit and truth (John 4:24). We are to sacrifice…

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Thoughts on Discipling Christian Life What It Is Part 1

B1 What it is C1 God’s way of thinking C2 God’s way of living C3 God’s desire for creation, especially humans C4 Titus 2:12 WEL Teaching us that by refusing ungodliness and worldly lusts we should live in this present world with self-restraint, righteously, and pleasingly to God. C5 There are only 2 worldviews. Compare Proverbs 7-9 between the woman named folly and the one named wisdom. This is one article that teaches that contrast…

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Thoughts on Discipling Part 3 Doctrine Part N

E12 Transcendence F1 Definition: beyond what we can conceive. He is greater and higher, with greater power and being than we can understand. It also deals with not being known and unknowable. But, God reaches out and reveals Himself in many ways. F2 Unknown and beyond our comprehension G1 Higher H1 2 Chronicles 2:6 NLT But who can really build him a worthy home? Not even the highest heavens can contain him! So who am…

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Thoughts on Discipling Part 3 Doctrine Part M

E9 Self-existence F1 Definition: G1 This is also known as aseity. G2 God has no beginning and no end, He is always. He has no needs. He is dependent on nothing; all are dependent on Him. G3 Because He needs nothing and is dependent on nothing, His word is true. His promises are true. His doings are true. F2 God existed before anything else existed. He created all things: Psalms 102:24-27 GNB O God, do…

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Thoughts on Discipling Part 3 Doctrine Part L

E7 Omniscience—Knowledge (including foreknowledge and middle knowledge) F1 Definition G1 Knowledge H1 The English word gives this as one definition: 1. a particular or specialized form of understanding or skill. 2. Webster’s Dictionary Unabridged 1828 has a) A clear and certain perception of that which exists, or of truth and fact; the perception of the connection and agreement, or disagreement and repugnancy of our ideas. b) We can have no knowledge of that which does not exist. God…

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Thoughts on Discipling Part 3 Doctrine Part K

E6 Omnisapience F1 Definition: Literally, this means all wisdom or complete wisdom. God’s wisdom is perfect. He cannot learn, for He knows all. He cannot learn wisdom, for He can apply knowledge perfectly and without any flaws. He knows every possibility. F2 His communication is perfect. He knows how to word what He does, what He thinks, what He plans perfectly and without flaw. His decisions are perfect. His words and communication are perfect. Yet,…

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Thoughts on Discipling Part 3 Doctrine Part J

E4 Omnipotence F1 This unlimited power relates to what God’s character is. Since He is a God who tells the truth, He cannot do illogical things as make a rock so huge that He cannot lift it, a square circle, 2+2=5, or make Himself not exist. F2 Isaiah 43:12-13 NLT First I predicted your rescue, then I saved you and proclaimed it to the world. No foreign god has ever done this. You are witnesses…

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Thoughts on Discipling Part 3 Doctrine Part I

D2 Incommunicable These are those only God has. E1 Eternality F1 Defined: having no beginning and no ending. God was never created, nor can never die. There is only one being with this attribute—Yahweh. F2 Verses (also see here or here scroll down) G1 Genesis 21:33 LEB And he planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called on the name of Yahweh, the everlasting God. G2 Isaiah 40:28 BSB Do you not know? Have you not…

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Thoughts on Discipling Part 3 Doctrine Part H

E21 Reason F1 Defined G1 Bing Dictionary: the power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgments by a process of logic. G2 Thoughts including making decisions whether conditions at the present or possible in the future (thus, we worry sometimes, but God never worries). G3 The Hebrew word I have in mind is חָשַׁב châshab. It means H1 According to Strong’s: properly, to plait or interpenetrate, i.e. (literally) to weave or (generally) to fabricate; figuratively, to…

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Thoughts on Discipling Part 3 Doctrine Part G

E19 Wrath F1 The Hebrew word for wrath is אַף ʼaph. It means nostril in the literal sense. In an applied sense, it means the heavy breathing of being super angry. F2 The Greek word for wrath is ὀργή orgḗ. It means: Wrath (3709) (orge from orgaô = to teem, to swell) conveys the picture of a swelling which eventually bursts, and thus describes an anger that proceeds from one’s settled nature. Orge does not refer to uncontrollable anger to…

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