Discussion of the Best News in the World, the Gospel of Jesus, and related topics
These passage are given here to produce wonder and awe inspired by the revelation of the Dear One, beloved, redeemer–the Lord God!
|Thou hast made Him a little lower than the angels. Hbr 2:7|
|The Man||Jhn 19:5|
|The Man Christ Jesus||1Ti 2:5|
|A Man approved of God||Act 2:22|
|The Second Man, the Lord from heaven||1Cr 15:47|
|The Son of Man||Mar 10:33|
|The Son of Abraham||Mat 1:1|
|The Son of David||Mat 1:1|
|The Son of Mary||Mar 6:3|
|The Son of Joseph (reputed)||Jhn 1:45|
|The Seed of the Woman||Gen 3:15|
|The Seed of Abraham||Gal 3:16, 19|
|Of the Seed of David||Rom 1:3|
Here are more names from the article on the Blue Letter Bible site about our the Lord God. Use these names to help you worship Him more deeply than you have in the past ever!! God bless you as you worship your Lord today!
|No man hath seen God at any time; he hath Declared Him. Jhn 1:18|
|The Word||Jhn 1:1|
|The Word was with God||Jhn 1:1|
|The Word was God||Jhn 1:1|
|The Word of God||Rev 19:13|
|The Word of Life||1Jo 1:1|
|The Word was made flesh||Jhn 1:14|
|The Image of God||2Cr 4:4|
|The Image of the Invisible God||Col 1:15|
|The Express Image of his Person||Hbr 1:3|
|The Brightness of his Glory||Hbr 1:3|
|Wisdom||Pro 8:12, 22|
|The Wisdom of God||1Cr 1:24|
|The Power of God||1Cr 1:24|
|My Messenger||Isa 42:19|
|The Messenger of the Covenant||Mal 3:1|
|The Angel of Jehovah||Gen 22:15|
|The Angel of God||Gen 31:11, 13;Exd 14:19|
|The Angel of his presence||Isa 63:9|
Have you let Jesus affect you where it counts? He focuses on transformation. We all need it! We all need Him!
Costly grace and why it costs go much from Dietrich Bonhoeffer (The Cost of Discipleship)
Costly grace is the treasure hidden in the field; for the sake of it a man will go and sell all that he has. It is the pearl of great price to buy which the merchant will sell all his goods. It is the kingly rule of Christ, for whose sake a man will pluck out the eye which causes him to stumble; it is the call of Jesus Christ at which the disciple leaves his nets and follows him.
Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock.
Such grace is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ. It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life. It is costly because it condemns sin, and grace because it justifies the sinner. Above all, it is costly because it cost God the life of his Son: “ye were bought at a price,” and what has cost God much cannot be cheap for us. Above all, it is grace because God did not reckon his Son too dear a price to pay for our life, but delivered him up for us. Costly grace is the Incarnation of God.
Perspectives on grace from Dietrich Bonhoeffer (The Cost of Discipleship):
Cheap grace means grace sold on the market like cheapjacks’ wares. The sacraments, the forgiveness of sin, and the consolations of religion are thrown away at cut prices. Grace is represented as the Church’s inexhaustible treasury, from which she showers blessings with generous hands, without asking questions or fixing limits. Grace without price; grace without cost! The essence of grace, we suppose, is that the account has been paid in advance; and, because it has been paid, everything can be had for nothing. Since the cost was infinite, the possibilities of using and spending it are infinite. What would grace be if it were not cheap?
Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.
Cheap Grace from Got Questions dot Org,
Cheap grace seeks to hide the cost of discipleship from people. It seeks to claim that as long as we make a profession of faith, we are saved. God’s grace covers all our sins. Again, that is a wonderful truth! The apostle Paul says as much when he writes, “Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 5:20-21). Yet, right after writing that, Paul follows it with this: “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?” (Romans 6:1-2). Salvation by grace alone through faith alone is so much more than simply mouthing the words “Jesus is Lord.” We are not saved by a profession of faith. We are not saved by praying the Sinner’s Prayer. We are not saved by signing a card or walking an aisle. We are saved by a living and active faith (James 2:14-26), a faith that manifests itself in repentance, obedience and love of God and our neighbor. Salvation is not a transaction; it’s a transformation. Paul says it best when he says we are “new creations” in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). There is nothing “cheap” about grace!
9 But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
2 The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shone.
3 You have multiplied the nation;
you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
as with joy at the harvest,
as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
4 For the yoke of his burden,
and the staff for his shoulder,
the rod of his oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.
5 For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult
and every garment rolled in blood
will be burned as fuel for the fire.
6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
Worship Him through realizing all He is to you. His names, titles, and characters help us understand who He really is. Here are more that help us know Him better.
|Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Jhn 8:58. Holy, Holy, Holy is Jehovah of Hosts. Isa 6:3|
|The Lord Jehovah||Isa 40:10|
|Jehovah my God||Zec 14:5|
|Jehovah of Hosts||Isa 6:3; Jhn 12:41|
|Jehovah, God of Hosts||Hsa 12:4, 5;Gen 32:24|
|The King, Jehovah of Hosts||Isa 6:5|
|The Strong and Mighty Jehovah||Psa 24:8|
|Jehovah, mighty in battle||Psa 24:8|
|The Man, Jehovah’s Fellow||Zec 13:7|
|Jehovah-tsidkenu (the Lord our righteousness)||Jer 23:6|
|The Lord||Rom 10:13; Joe 2:32|
|The Lord of Glory||1Cr 2:8|
|The Same||Hbr 1:12; Psa 102:27|
|I am||Exd 3:14; Jhn 8:24|
|I am (before Abraham was)||Jhn 8:58|
|I am (whom they sought to kill)||Jhn 18:5, 6|
|I am (the Son of Man lifted up)||Jhn 8:28|
|I am (the Resurrection and the Life)||Jhn 11:25|
God bless you as you worship Him!
|Unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever. Hbr 1:8|
|God||Jhn 1:1; Mat 1:23;Isa 40:3|
|Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever||Hbr 1:8|
|The Mighty God||Isa 9:6|
|The Everlasting God||Isa 40:28|
|The True God||1Jo 5:20|
|My Lord and my God||Jhn 20:28|
|God my Saviour||Luk 1:47|
|Over all, God blessed for ever. Amen||Rom 9:5|
|The God of the whole earth||Isa 54:5|
|God manifest in the flesh||1Ti 3:16|
|Our God and Savior||2Pe 1:1|
|The great God and our Saviour, Jesus Christ||Tts 2:13|
|Emanuel, God with us||Mat 1:23|
|The God of Abraham, The God of Isaac, The God of Jacob||Exd 3:2, 6|
|The Highest||Luk 1:76|
1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
5 For to which of the angels did God ever say,
“You are my Son,
today I have begotten you”?
“I will be to him a father,
and he shall be to me a son”?
6 And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says,
“Let all God’s angels worship him.”
7 Of the angels he says,
“He makes his angels winds,
and his ministers a flame of fire.”
8 But of the Son he says,
“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”
“You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the work of your hands;
11 they will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment,
12 like a robe you will roll them up,
like a garment they will be changed.
But you are the same,
and your years will have no end.”
13 And to which of the angels has he ever said,
“Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?