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God Is Faithful The Gift We Never Expected
Deuteronomy 7:9 (NIV) “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.”
1 Corinthians 1:9 (NRSV) “God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Question: What are the things that God brings to the table?
What God Brings To The Table: Continuous Forgiveness
Acts 13:38 (TLB) “Brothers! Listen! In this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins!”
1 John 1:9 (NRSV) “ If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins.”
What God Brings To The Table: Continuous Forgiveness Abundant Love
Romans 8:38-39 (NRSV) “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
What God Brings To The Table: Continuous Forgiveness Abundant Love Ever Present
Psalm 46:1 (NIV) “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
John 14:15-16 (NIV) “If you love me, obey me; and I will ask the Father and he will give you another Comforter, and he will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit who leads into all truth.”
What God Brings To The Table: Continuous Forgiveness Abundant Love Ever Present Endless Grace
2 Corinthians 9:8 (ESV) God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
God IS Faithful… Even When We’re Unfaithful, God Is Faithful.
Hosea 3:1 (NIV) “The Lord said to me, “Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another man and is an adulteress. Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes.”
God IS Faithful… Even When We’re Unfaithful, God Is Faithful. Even When We Can’t SEE Him or FEEL Him, He’s Faithful
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Under Wraps Devotional God’s Covenant to us is that “God has promised to be our God; to love us like no one in this world can; to forgive us and remember our sins no more; to redeem our lives from the pit of emptiness; to give us life abundant; to break into our world; to know us, save us, and die for us so that we might live. Our God is a covenant God.”
Luke 2:10-11 (NIV) “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; his is the Messiah, the Lord.”
Special Music: “Never Once”
God IS Faithful… Even When We’re Unfaithful, God Is Faithful. Even When We Can’t SEE Him or FEEL Him, He’s Faithful Through Jesus We Have A Covenant Of Shalom
Cornelius Plantinga “The webbing together of God, humans, and all creation in justice, fulfillment, and delight is what the Hebrew prophets call shalom. We call it peace, but it means far more than mere peace of mind
Cornelius Plantinga or a cease-fire between enemies. In the Bible, shalom means universal flourishing, wholeness, and delight— a rich state of affairs in which natural needs are satisfied and natural gifts fruitfully employed,
Cornelius Plantinga a state of affairs that inspires joyful wonder as its Creator and Savior opens doors and welcomes the creatures in whom He delights. Shalom, in other words, is the way things ought to be.”
Ezekiel 37:26 (NRSV) “I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; and I will bless them and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary among them forevermore.”
John 3:16 (NRSV) “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.”
John 10:10 (NIV) “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
OT Covenant of Peace New Covenant With Jesus Shalom – Life to the Fullest
Philippians 4:7 (NRSV) “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
God Is Faithful The Gift We Never Expected
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