Published on January 4, 2009
Grace is the Gospel The Glory of the Incarnation
Eternal Triune God
Author of Creation Image from http://www.sages.ac.uk/image_gallery/general/earth-space.jpg
Creation is Good Image from http://gatesofrighteousness.blogspot.com/
Created in God’s Image Male and Female Image from http://www.latribunedelart.com/Expositions_2004/Rubens_-_Adam_et_Eve.JPG
Created with Purpose • Glorify God • Enjoy Him Forever Image from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Soli_deo_gloria.jpg
The Fall Image from http://lovinggodcenter.blogspot.com/2008/01/genesis-1-3-proverbs-11-7.html
We Betrayed God Image from: http://crowsandcrossroads.blogspot.com/2008/02/betrayal.html
A Declaration of Independence Adam signed for all of mankind
Shame and Guilt Image from http://www.eruptingmind.com/understanding-shame-and-guilt/
Death Image from http://www.mythosmixtures.com/othermythology.html
All of Creation Cursed Image from: http://myrmecos.wordpress.com/2008/01/31/megalomyrmex-symmetochus-social-parasite/
God’s Plan All Along Image from: http://www.loyno.edu/twomey/blueprint/
All of Mankind Image from: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/apollo_11_30th.html
Sinners from Birth
We are Depraved
Slaves to Sin Image from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-444105/How-did-real-hero-anti-slavery-movement-airbrushed-history.html
Unable to Submit Image from: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/greenwood100/2580780142/
Subject to Justice
and Wrath of God Image from http://itodyaso.wordpress.com/2008/02/07/more-pure-bible-teaching-for-you/ Romans 1:18
Dead in our Sins Image from: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/cstein96/2132739394/
Back to God’s Plan...
Election First step of God’s love God’s purpose to save us http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/seandreilinger/959864706/
He chose us in Him Ephesians 1:3-6 http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/images/tlc0090.jpg
Before Creation Image from http://www.sages.ac.uk/image_gallery/general/earth-space.jpg
So we could be holy and blameless http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/66164549@N00/2508246015/
He predestined us to adoption through Christ http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/05/musician_steven_curtis_chapman.html
When we were Dead http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/shelbyroot/1164943197/
Individual and Unconditional Romans 9:1-23 http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/payalvora/1025496893/
Election is nothing but the preparation of grace
A Stairway to Heaven • Tower of Babel • Romans 3:11 “no one seeks for God”
Jacob’s Ladder Jesus is Jacob’s Ladder
The Word • He is God • The Father is also God • The Son is not the Father, he was with the Father • He is uncreated and eternal
The 2nd Adam • Hebrews 2:8-9 • Romans 5:12-19 • Hebrews 4:15
God’s Tent • John 1:14 “dwelt among us” • Exodus 25:8 • Dwelt = tabernacled = pitched a tent
Show Me Your Glory • Moses in Exodus 33 • “Divinity on display” - J. I. Packer
Grace is Provided • Grace upon Grace (John 1:16-18) • Grace substituted for Grace • The cross for the law
Grace and Truth • Exodus 34:5-7 • Psalm 25:10 • Psalm 36:5 • Psalm 57:3
Jesus is the fullness of Grace and Truth
Seeing Spiritual Glory • Ephesians 1:18 … the eyes of your heart • Unbelievers are blinded ... 2 Corinthians 4:4 • Physical sight not necessary ... John 20:29 • Born of God through Gospel (1 Pt 1:23-25) • Spiritual Life = Seeing Spiritual Glory (Jn 1:4 and Jn 8:12)
Soli Deo Gloria
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