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  • Hopes Sweet Spot

  • Hopes Sweet SpotTHEOLOGY

  • Hopes Sweet SpotTHEOLOGYMISSIONAL

  • Hopes Sweet SpotTHEOLOGYSPIRITFILLEDMISSIONAL

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  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of God

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodFirst of all, we are Christians.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodFirst of all, we are Christians.

    Second, we are Evangelicals.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodFirst of all, we are Christians.

    Second, we are Evangelicals.

    Third, we follow the Protestant, Reformed view of God and Salvation.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodFirst of all, we are Christians.

    Second, we are Evangelicals.

    Third, we follow the Protestant, Reformed view of God and Salvation.

    Fourth, we are Baptistic in our polity and view of Baptism.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodThree Lenses:ScriptureHistoryPragmatically

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-14

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-143Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will 6to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-147In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of Gods grace 8that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. 9And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillmentto bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-1411In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are Gods possessionto the praise of his glory.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-14

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-143Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will 6to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-143Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will 6to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.Big Idea #1God is to be praised since he has blessed us withEVERY spiritual blessing in Christ - DOXOLOGY

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-143Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will 6to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-143Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will 6to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.Big Idea #2God is the one who chose us, predestined us to be:Holy and BlamelessAdopted as his children

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-143Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will 6to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-143Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will 6to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.Big Idea #3This all happens because of grace which isUNDESERVED MERIT

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-147In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of Gods grace 8that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. 9And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillmentto bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-147In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of Gods grace 8that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. 9And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillmentto bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.Big Idea #4This grace also redeems and forgives us of all of our sins.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-147In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of Gods grace 8that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. 9And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillmentto bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-147In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of Gods grace 8that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. 9And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillmentto bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.Big Idea #5God made this known to us, under his initiative

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-1411In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are Gods possessionto the praise of his glory.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-1411In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are Gods possessionto the praise of his glory.Big Idea #6God being the giver and initiater of our faith leads clearly to doxology

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-1411In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are Gods possessionto the praise of his glory.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 1:3-1411In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are Gods possessionto the praise of his glory.Big Idea #7Anyone who wishes to be included in this must believe, and then they are marked with a deposit of the Holy Spirit

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 2:1-10

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 2:1-101As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 2:1-104But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressionsit is by grace you have been saved. 6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 2:1-108For it is by grace you have been saved, through faithand this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God 9not by works, so that no one can boast. 10For we are Gods workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 2:1-101As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.Big Idea #7We are absolute toast without God doing something for us.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 2:1-104But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressionsit is by grace you have been saved. 6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 2:1-104But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressionsit is by grace you have been saved. 6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.Big Idea #8Eph 2:4 is the sweetest But in the world! God MADE US alive EVEN WHEN we were dead by grace alone!

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 2:1-104But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressionsit is by grace you have been saved. 6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 2:1-104But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressionsit is by grace you have been saved. 6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.Big Idea #9Not only that, but God changes us in Christ. He does this for the primary purpose of showing Himself as glorious to the entire universe!

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 2:1-108For it is by grace you have been saved, through faithand this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God 9not by works, so that no one can boast. 10For we are Gods workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

  • Theology (part 1)A Protestant, Reformed Understanding of GodEphesians 2:1-108For it is by grace you have been saved, through faithand this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God 9not by works, so that no one can boast. 10For we are Gods workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Big Idea #10It is by grace alone, nothing to be boasted about by us at all. This leads then, not to a life of sin, but to a life of following Christ.

  • Sola scriptura ("by Scripture alone)

  • Sola scriptura ("by Scripture alone)Sola fide ("by faith alone)

  • Sola scriptura ("by Scripture alone)Sola fide ("by faith alone)Sola gratia ("by grace alone)

  • Sola scriptura ("by Scripture alone)Sola fide ("by faith alone)Sola gratia ("by grace alone)Solus Christus or Solo Christo ("Christ alone" or "through Christ alone)

  • Sola scriptura ("by Scripture alone)Sola fide ("by faith alone)Sola gratia ("by grace alone)Solus Christus or Solo Christo ("Christ alone" or "through Christ alone)Soli Deo gloria ("glory to God alone")

  • The five points of CalvinismTULIPT Total Depravity. This doesnt mean people are as bad as they can be. It means that sin is in every part of ones being, including the mind and will, so that a person cannot save himself.

  • The five points of CalvinismTULIPT Total Depravity.U Unconditional Election. God chooses to save people unconditionally; that is, they are not chosen on the basis of their own merit.

  • The five points of CalvinismTULIPT Total Depravity.U Unconditional Election.L Limited Atonement. The sacrifice of Christ on the cross was for the purpose of saving the elect. Christs death on the cross was sufficient for all people, but only efficient for those who will believe.

  • The five points of CalvinismTULIPT Total Depravity.U Unconditional Election.L Limited Atonement.I Irresistable Grace. When God has chosen someone, he opens their eyes to the wonders of who He is. Then, out of their own free will, they always chose to accept Christ as Savior and follow him.

  • The five points of CalvinismTULIPT Total Depravity.U Unconditional Election.L Limited Atonement.I Irresistable Grace.P Perseverence of the saints. Those people God chooses cannot lose their salvation; they will continue to believe. A life marked by growing obedience and Christlikeness is required, but it is given through the wonders of Gods power working in us ultimately.

  • So What?What difference does this make?

  • So What?What difference does this make?

    1. How do you view God?

  • So What?What difference does this make?

    2. How do you view yourself?

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