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Jesus and Peter in Matthew’s Gospel.

Peter is the first disciple called by Jesus. Matt 4:18-19 18 As he was walking by the Lake of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew; they were making a cast into the lake with their net, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, 'Come …

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THE BOND BETWEEN CHRIST AND THE CHURCH

THE BOND BETWEEN CHRIST AND THE CHURCH EPHESIANS:    THE CHURCH AS THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST, AS THE BRIDE OF CHRIST. The church as the body of Christ Eph 1:22-23 22 He has put all things under his feet, and made him, as he is above all things, the head of the Church; 23 which is …

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DOES JESUS TREAD ON PEOPLE’S SENSIBILITIES?

Matthew’s Gospel. 3:17 “'Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is close at hand.'” 5:19  “19 Therefore, anyone who infringes even one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be considered the least in the kingdom of Heaven;” 5:22  “22 But I say this to you, anyone who is …

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Faith Alone, Eternal Assurance/Once Saved Always Saved and 1 John.

In 1 John we find considerable scriptural backing against the doctrines of “Faith Alone” and “Once Saved Always Saved” or “Eternal Assurance”. John makes it clear here that something additional to faith is required. That is to strive to live a life without sin, and if we do sin, to acknowledge our sins in order …

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Jesus addressing Peter and others by name in the Gospels

 Jesus addressing Peter by name in the Gospels, Jesus initiating the exchange.  12  times on six different occasions. Matt 16:16-19 16 Then Simon Peter spoke up and said, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.' 17 Jesus replied, 'Simon son of Jonah, you are a blessed man! Because it was no human …

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Mary in Luke 1 and Revelation, and as The Ark of the New Covenant.

Mary in Luke 1 and Revelation, and as The Ark of the New Covenant. Mary Without Sin. Luke 1:28 “28 He went in and said to her, 'Rejoice, you who enjoy God's favour! The Lord is with you”.This is alternatively translated as “Hail, full of grace. The Lord is with you.” The Greek word used here for grace …

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