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Verse of the Day (May 27, 2020)

Verse of the Day (May 27, 2020) #BMSeminary – {I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself} This type of thinking is the opposite of fallen human self-centered thinking. Christians have a different world view. They have died to self and sin and are alive to God (cf. Romans 6; 2Co 5:14-15; Gal 2:20; 1Jn 3:16). Death to the tyranny of self brings the freedom of selfless service. {finish my course} This is an athletic term for running a race. Paul loves to use athletic metaphors. He often speaks of his life as an athletic event (cf. 1Co 9:24-27; Gal 2:2; Gal 5:7; Php 2:16; Php 3:14; 2Ti 2:5; 2Ti 4:7). Paul believed God had a specific will, plan, purpose for his life. {the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus} Paul received his call on the Damascus road (cf. Acts 9). All believers are called and gifted ministers (cf. Eph 4:11-12). This realization, this worldview will change the way we live (cf. 2Co 5:18-20). We are men and women on mission! We are saved to serve. We are all stewards of the gospel and the gift! {the gospel of the grace of God} Fallen mankind’s only hope is in the unchanging, gracious mercy of God. The Triune God has provided everything we need for abundant life. Our hope is in who He is and what He has done. It is surprising how seldom Luke uses the noun “gospel” (not at all in Luke and only twice in Acts, Act 15:7; Act 20:24), but he uses the verb many, many times in both of his books. [You Can Understand the Bible by Dr. Bob Utley]


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