From Crawford Loritts https://www.moodyradio.org/programs/living-a-legacy/2017/04-2017/2017.04.09-go-where-you-are-needed-part-2/ April 2017 – Go Where You Are Needed, (2 Parts) After a while Christians have a tendency to hang around Christians. 7 barriers that make it hard for Christians to go to/reach out to/be with unbelievers (over time) We Get out of touch with our own neediness. Fear …
…from 3/22/17 Equipped with Chris Brooks (31 min. mark) Every human has to deal with The original sin that destorts us, The actual Sin that tempts and distracts us, and The indwelling sin that manipulates us.
Notes taken while listening to espisode 3 of Romans video series on RightWay Media (by Mart De Haan [with Jimmy DeYoung]).
Ceaseria Phillipi (named in honor of Caesar Augustus) was the administrative center (for the Romans) of Palestine.
Herod was put in by the romans as the ‘King of the Jews’. He had a palace in Jerusalem. He also built up Ceaseria and had a palace there. (Herod, of course killed all the babies at the time of Jesus’ birth.)
Roman tax in Jesus time was lower than US tax in America (today).
The Romans had lots of gods (to who laid the rail), but they didn’t have an answer for mortality and what happens after death. This was a big flaw, a gaping hole, in fact, in the system of gods the Romans had.
The book of Romans (by Paul) was circulated throughout the Romans Empire and had widespread affect.
Much (most) of the New Testement is counter-cultural.
In chapters 3 and 5 of Romans explains how we ‘get right’ with God. This would have been welcomed by many at the time.
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8 Words: Your Life–Is His–With Christ–In God (Col 3:1-3)
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Notes from the Treasured Truth podcast (Pastor James Ford, Jr.) [5 parts (podcasts) in Moody Radio app]
God ‘removed’ slave or free, male or female, etc. (In Gal 3 he removes barriers.) However, this was on a spiritual level. He did not remove the physical/practical differences – e.g. Males and females are physically and practically (inherently) different)
When he gave everyone sonship. Sons, in that culture, received an inheritance. Girls did not receive an inheritance. So everyone (including girls) rec’d sonship. This mean everyone gets inheritance. Back then, women did not have rights.
We are adopted as a child of God (and you are sons).
Pastor Ford’s FAITH: Forsaking All, I Trust Him.
Word: anachronistically: to see from a parent perspective.
God sent Jesus at the perfect time.
Pax Romano – time of peace
Rome: Domination without assimilation. The did NOT require a change in culture, language, and god.
Greek language was widespread (NT in Greek)
Synagogues dotted everywhere
*Disclaimer: These notes are in random order. There is a lot of meet here. (Needs to be sorted/organized)
Eph 1: 3-14 is an amazing summary of the Gospel. (And strongly related here to Gal 4)
Security of Christ
Sufficiency of through Christ
Strength is from Christ.
Parental incorporation – adopted into the family of God.
The Father (back then) had the right of adoption. [We are chosen (not ‘had’ as a natural child)] We are adopted because he wanted to. [podcast part 2 begins roughly here]
Given the family name. Identity/Identify Christians
Severs all legal (and social) ties to the natural family. In this case, we are no longer tied to Adam (with a sin nature). We are tied to Christ.
Placed permanently in the new family.
All debts and obligations are settled — like they never existed.
God (Christ) is our peace. He does not ‘give us’ peace. By his internal dwelling we have peace. The indwelling of Christ.
God has chosen us. We are going to do things which will bring glory to God.
5 rolls given to a man for the household Pastor, provider, protector, priest, and patriarch.