A sincere love is: Holy (v.9b) Committed (v.10) Passionate (v.11) Persistent (v.12) Generous (v.13)
The Motivation for Worship (v.1) The Metaphor for Worship (v.1b) The Means for Worship (v.2)
The Origin of the Good News The Destination of the Good News The Representation of the Good News
Key Idea: A firm understanding of righteousness based on faith should impassion us to evangelize those whose righteousness is based on the law.
Key Idea: The doctrine of election also reveals to us the richness of God’s salvation in surprising ways. Surprise #1: Salvation is Broadened to the Nations (vv. 24-26) Surprise #2: Salvation is Bestowed Still to the Remnant (vv.27-29) Surprise #3: Salvation is Built on a Stone (vv.30-33)
Key Idea: The doctrine of election is intended to teach us about God’s character and deity so we may worship Him. God’s character displayed (vv.14-18) God’s categorical distinction (vv.19-23)
Key Idea: God’s choice to save demonstrates His sovereign grace towards sinners. God’s choice to save should fuel our burden for the lost (vv.1-5) God’s choice to save demonstrates His faithfulness (vv.6-9) God’s choice to save is unconditional (vv.10-13)