Cork Free Presbyterian Church, 10 Briarscourt (Annex) Shanakiel, Cork, Ireland Pastor: Colin Maxwell. Email:email@example.com
THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD BIBLE STUDIES STUDY TWO
BY COLIN MAXWELL
Read: Acts 4:23-30
GOD'S ALL INCLUSIVE PLAN INCLUDES THE WORK OF SALVATION
If God's plan covers every single event which ever happens (Ephesians 1:11) then it must include the work of salvation. It is illogical that this plan should cover the very smallest and least important of events (Matthew 10:29) but leave undone the greatest event of all (Mark 8:36) Thankfully we have more than mere logic to base our observations on. The word of God makes clear the following observations:
Future studies will show how/why God must originate the work of salvation. Here we see the fact that He has ordained the means of that salvation. Two main thoughts:
The work of Christ on our behalf (Objective)
C) Point out the time scale of Revelation 13:8 How does this relate to the thought of a plan?
The faith that saves (Subjective)
A) Our justification is based on our believing God and He imputing it to us for righteousness. (Romans 4:5) This formula dates back to earliest Bible times (Genesis 15:6) and indeed before (Hebrews 11:4) It has been decreed from all eternity. There has ever only been one way of salvation.
B) What does the Bible say of those who see fit to devise their own way of salvation? (Proverbs 14:12) Why is this?
Why was this? (2 Samuel 23:5/2 Peter 1:19)
Yet…although blameworthy…how was Christ delivered?
What does Acts 4:27-28 say about this?
3) GOD HAS ORDAINED THE RESULT OF CHRIST'S CROSS:
Bearing in mind all that we have studied, could the result of Christ's suffering really have been hit and miss? Why/why not?
Room for discussion: How does this help you to read the whole of the Bible bearing Luke 24:44 in mind? How does it help you in assurance of salvation?STUDY THREE: THE TOTAL DEPRAVITY OF THE HUMAN RACE RETURN TO CALVINIST INDEX:
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