Introduces us to a principle that is virtually ignored in much of the Church, namely, what has been called “the regulative principle of worship,” a direct corollary to sola scriptura (Scripture alone). Scriptures for Study: Read the following passages, noting the wrong worship in each: Malachi 1:6–14; 3:13–15.
There is something truly profound about the meaning of the words in both the OT and NT for “worship” and how many Psalms declare the magnitude of worship. Scriptures for Study: Read the verses listed in Psalms (and others if you wish) and write down your own observations (5:7; 29:2;…
The key word here is reverence. What is the motive of worship? John the Baptist’s words: “He must increase, but I must decrease” (Jn. 3:30). Scriptures for Study: What does Hebrews 12:9 say about reverence?
Here we see the promise, prompting, and permanence of joy. Scriptures for Study: What has blessed you the most in this study of “absolutes”?
This staggering text speaks of affection, affirmation. and application. Scriptures for Study: Read the verses cited above where philos is used for friendship. What observations can you make?
This text is the climax of the two preceding verses, and we see here the Shepherd and the sheep, and then our salvation, security, and steadfastness. Scriptures for Study: What do the following verses declare about our security: Romans 8:33–39; 1 Peter 1:5; 1 John 5:13?
Jesus’s sacrifice was voluntary, vicarious, and victorious. Scriptures for Study: What do the following verses declare about Christ’s vicarious sacrifice: Isaiah 53:4–5; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 2:24?
We see here the offense, the object, and the overshadowing. Scriptures for Study: Note the exclusivity of Christ in the following verses: John 3:36; Acts 4:12; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 John 5:11–12; 2 John 9.
Here our Lord notes man’s inability and God’s intervention. Scriptures for Study: Read Ephesians 2:1–10. What does this wondrous passage tell us about salvation?
Truth cannot be deduced by reason or discovered by reaction, rather it can only be disclosed by revelation. In our next few studies, we will consider six absolutes from the Savior: sovereignty, salvation, sacrifice, security, solidarity, and satisfaction. Scriptures for Study: To prepare for our study, read these six texts…