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Good morning I. Have a seventh and welcome the service call as we get started this morning with serve as god like us to bow our heads for prayer. Father in heaven indeed as the words of the song we just heard you are the one that we are door or hearts hunger for you and this morning at this time of study father I just ask that your Holy Spirit who is already present with us will be with us now as we open your word for this a very important study guide us direct our hearts toward you and father may be discover something strange and new that will transform us into your image and hasten your coming be with each of the panelists I pray for Jesus' sake amen. Well it's a great privilege to be here. As the moderator of this panel today not because I'm an expert but because we certainly all love the gospel and want to share it together. As often is the case with parables sometimes we could exclude the audience but we want to include you today and so what I like to you to listen and actively actively listen I am Linda Schwartz and I'm the moderator of the panel and I'm from Ohio and to my far left I have Bob Hunt Sacre He does happen to be a relative Yes my brother in law and then we have Elias back arrow and he is from California and then to my immediate right we have Justin Kim who is no stranger to our audience and then also James Rafferty my far right and again he certainly no stranger to us we're going to open the Word this morning if you have your Bibles. I'd like you to turn. To the book of Galatians. From where the study is today. The book of Galatians I'll be reading the entire T. of the passage which is go Asians chapter three verses fifteen to nineteen and then we'll have a panel discussion. The title of the lesson to day is the priority of the promise. And inherent in the title we recognize that somehow the promise has priority so let's read together. Galatians chapter three verses fifteen to nineteen. Brother and I speak in the matter of men though it is only in a man's covenant yet if it is confirmed no one knows or adds to it. Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made he does not say and to see as of many but as of one and to your see who is Christ. And this I say that the law which was four hundred thirty years later cannot know the covenant that was confirmed before God in Christ that it should make the promise of no effect for if the inheritance is of the law it is no longer a promise but God gave it to Abraham by promise what purpose then does the law serve it was added because of transgressions till the seed should come to whom the promise was made and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator. So today we want to have a robust this. Scotian about this passage and I want to ask the first question to our panelists in the interest of time I believe that several commentators agree that covenant and promise are essentially the same thing some may disagree and that's OK and I can be challenged on that as I make that statement in verse sixteen However let me read that again in verse sixteen the text says now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made he does not say and to see as of many but as of one and to your seed who is Christ so the question then is why was the promise not made just to Abraham or seeds but to his seed singular. And who was the main recipient anyway of this promise. Inherent in this question I'd like you to also discuss the concept that there is something crucial central and core to the Gospel in this text and what is it and if so I mean Lindy who it's so exciting you told me not to do that how he just called me and that's my wonderful twin sister who I adore I don't think I think I think it's so exciting that we're studying Galatians yet I'm hoping this time we get it right it seems like from our discussion previously and even from the quarterly which I think is been really super I've really enjoyed it that we are on track this time to understand that the focus of the book of Galatians is the seed being Jesus Christ that the promises were made to Jesus not primarily to us or even Abraham's descendants but to him as a descendant of Abraham primarily because he's the only one that could actually fulfill the covenant promises that he is the focus of the Covenant and he is the covenant keeper so I love this whole idea that the seed is its. Singled out by Abraham I mean by Paul himself Ingle ations he says he emphasizes not seeds but to see the seed speaking of Jesus Christ yes I think I just find what you're saying there James I think it's really neat to appreciate all the promises God has for us but we don't commonly think about all those promises relating the Jesus wrote those promises hey that's in there for me you know when he saw that promise to Abraham that said in you shall the nation the earth be blessed he said you know that speaking to me so he read those Old Testament stories and as he was growing in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man he said these promises in the Old Testament for me to experience and that I think brings up the point that just like we have the privilege of having faith in God's promises Jesus experienced faith in God's promises to him. OK. And so also I just want to look at something here that I think is really interesting in the Quarterly and that is. We misunderstand sometimes the idea of a covenant and I don't know in my mind it's it's been a little bit blurry and I thought this was really I just want to read this is right on the first day actually it's Sundays lesson July thirty so it's it's right as the core of the begins to enter into the discussion and I read this I I started it I emphasized I just thought wow this is really powerful this can really impact people so it impacted me so a covenant it says and A will are generally different a covenant and a will are generally different a covenant is typically a mutual agreement between two or more people often called a contract or a treaty in a contract in contrast Scuse me a will is the declaration of a single person you get that so far right a common is like an agreement between two parties but a will is like a declaration of a single point. This is my will and testament OK now I've always read the word covenant and I've understood automatically it's an agreement between two people as the quarterly describes as it goes on to say it this way it says that the Greek translation of the Old Testament said to a gent that's the Greek translation of the Old Testament the subject never translates God's covenant with Abraham with the Greek word used for mutual agreements or contracts OK Instead it uses the word for a testament or a Will why probably because the translators recognize that God's covenant with Abraham was not a treaty between two individuals where mutually binding promises are made on the contrary God's covenant was based on nothing other than his own will no strings no ifs ands or buts was attached Abraham was simply to take God at His word I love that OK Very good you know well what's what's great about it is that you know it shows that we if it's a will we then become heirs and it's not something that we work towards We just have been to have such a loving God that He gave us this inheritance and we by faith appropriated and so it's great that it's something that shows that it's not something that we can do in our own strength. We are just going to say the point you're bringing out there James it's sort of is in the context really even though the word is covenant it says no one can annoy or add to it so in a two party system either one can all it but in a one party system only the one who makes the will can all and so that's it's bring that out there that there's nothing we can do to annoy God promised us he's always going to be faithful and if we're faithless OK now this is an awesome point you're both making. But we've got a little ahead of ourselves I want to bring us back a little bit because we're going to come a disk. This point there's a very vital point that James and Elias and Bob of all made but I want to drill down a little further on this text that we have just read in verse sixteen there are many items there and certainly the promise in the coven is also in there will come back to that but I want to read an interesting text Romans Chapter four verse thirteen if we could if we could look over there Romans chapter for those thirteen. This is an interesting passage it says that for the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or his seed through the law but through the righteousness of faith now how would you apply that text to the see Jesus Christ was Jesus Christ righteous by faith. If he was right just by faith how could that be after all he was the device Son of God. I think we know when Paul mentions verse. He's making a distinction between a singular and the plural if you were seeds for plural it would be up to us it'll be up to human beings to be up to our our performance our our fulfilling of the law but he mentions singular singularity there's. Almost an anomaly with this see. I don't want to emphasize too much the divinity or too much of the humanity of Christ Christ Christ as Christ but he comes and he fulfills that component of which Israel has failed with its through its entire history Israel our Jesus becomes the new Israel and where Israel failed in the lack of faith Jesus comes and his faith replaces all their failing failures. I think you know to me I remember when someone talked to me about Jesus having faith a few years with I was a new thought to me and it's been really encouraging to me over the years to appreciate that. Just as I need to walk by faith and trusting in the Father Jesus understands that by experience he didn't have. You know he wasn't born with a logo software on his bringing He had to grow in wisdom he had to grow in his faith he wasn't ready for Calvary it two years older ten years old his faith had to grow and mature as he believed in trust in God's promises and that's an encouragement to us thank you and I love we just said Faith is not some abstraction it's not something that that's objective and you get it's based on a relationship with Jesus I love this because it's this transformed my or my in my experience faith is based on two elements point to Hebrews chapter eleven the goodness of God and the power of the ability of God and whenever we're in a crisis of faith those to quote those two things or question I love my grandmother she's a million years old I know I will without a doubt she loves me but when in when I'm where it went in at dark alley I know she is not able she is not powerful enough to defend me against any enemies that may come about now if they're so there's Arnold Schwarzenegger I know he at one am now back back ago he had the muscle tissue to protect me I know he has the power to do so but I have no relationship I know he doesn't have a good character he will not defend me in a care in a situation so in a crisis of faith I always have to ask myself God Are you good enough to save me in this situation of course you're good of course you're looking but are you strong enough and these are these are this is where doubt comes in and this is what these these are I believe the struggles that Jesus had to develop during his life time and through the promises of God that that he's developed this faith and that's the faith that he transfers to all of us to sanctification. To me the other aspect of jesus faith and it's it's analogous to when when you as a parent or a teacher or whatever even though you see in the student. The child an inability to do what they need to do you speak to them encouragement and you speak to them that they're better than they are and in vesting in them that faith it causes them to experience the things that they wouldn't be able to experience if you hadn't spoken of them or if you only use the word counted them better than they were so that's what God is as is actually doing towards us he's saying listen you're not where you could be where I want you to be but I I believe in you I have confidence in you if you trust in me I will bring you to this point it's his faith and US that can produce a response of faith it's his conference and I suppose a response of faith and us to you know really see that taking place on Calvary the whole life of Christ was a preparation for Calvary and we know that that was something he exercised. And Justin said he had to trust in not only God's goodness but also his power to deliver him it was dark but also think about this when Christ comes to Calvary everyone has for saken him everyone is gone the whole human race Satan is whispering in his ear looks like they're not going to respond to this Gift of Love and it becomes very dark for Christ and that point I want to read this statement it's found in faith and works pay seventy two it says it is faith that works by love that is witnessed by Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary. It is the love that he has for my soul Christ has died for me he has purchased me and an infinite cost and he has atone for everything that isn't offensive to him he is dying by faith in us that we will respond even though everything around him tells him we're not going to respond he's going to do it by faith I love that picture that that beautiful picture of God's heart and James I agree with you and Jesus Christ was dying having faith in us that someone would respond he was also dying by having faith in His father. Her Ellen White speaks of how he. Was victorious by Fe I just as we close out this particular section I want to read an interesting quote to think about. And that that Jesus Christ entire life was one of faith one of the first instances of whites writing was in the Desire pages page three thirty six paragraph one and when I came across this I was surprised but this is just to close the section just to nail down the point that by the way Jesus Christ was righteous when when Jesus was awakened this is when the storm came up and the disciples were upset when Jesus was awakened to meet the storm he was in perfect peace there was no trace of fear in words all look for no fear was in his heart but he west it not in the possession of almighty power it was not as the master of earth and sea and sky that he reposed in quiet that power he laid down and he says I can have my own self do nothing he trusted in his father's might it was in for a faith in God's love and care that Jesus rested and the power of that word which spilled the storm was the power of God and I think this is a wonderful quote letting us recognize that in this promise. We see here the face of Jesus it would take faith to accomplish the promise and that's this life for us OK now let's just move to the next question here and James began to hit on the question already and he already read the section they want to get a little bit more into this this concept of covenant because I think that not. Only are other Christians a little bit confused about what the companies are all about but sometimes even our church we can be confused about what the covenants are really about and so James you already read that from the courtly let me just reiterate to our That there's another section of it yes OK there's more that's more to it and let's do that so again the Greek translation of the Old Testament the Septuagint never translates God's covenant with Abraham but the Greek word used for mutual agreement or contract synthetically Instead it uses the word for Testament or will die thinking why does Paul use that word and what are the implications inherent in the use of mutual agreements versus will was in the context of glaciers or talk about circumcision and where the role of the works takes place and in a contract there I need to do something and the other person has to do something and if I follow through with well what I do I'll get what I agreed upon what. I got confused but you want to see what I'm saying. And in a unilateral agreement I can do nothing I just I just said fair and I wait for the the will to carry on the power that it has to do and this is the this is the model of which the biblical come is come from we can do nothing circumcision and we have our modern day circumcision so manifestations today but we can do nothing. To add to that that for righteousness component OK he's he's going to little bit further than that also in the second paragraph of this read it here it says Paul picks up on this double meaning of a will and Covenant in order to highlight specific features of God's covenant with Abraham as with a human will God's promises concerns a specific. Beneficiary. Excuse me a specific minister benefices sorry excuse me I'm. Beneficiary that's thank you Abraham in his offspring it also involves inheritance most important to Paul is the unchanging nature of God's promise in the same way that a person can a person's will cannot be changed once it has been put in force into force so the giving of the law through Moses simply cannot simply know if I God's previous covenant with Abraham God's covenant is a promise and by no means is God a promise breaker so here's the point. Justin started on it he began it with mentioning circumcision and definitely that was. A fire a point of contention with the Jews but as we come down to our time and eight hundred eighty eight we come into another controversy it's OK for us as Adventists say oh yes circumcision that wasn't part of the covenant we don't need to be circumcised cetera but now we see a broader perspective of the long delay sions including the moral law and basically Galatians is speaking not only of the ceremonial law but also of the moral law and what God is saying here is hey God made a promise based on what he was going to accomplish without the moral law you do not complete God's covenant by obeying the moral law the moral law was added later it's not part can't delete it can't undermine it can't Nala fly the covenant promise that God made which is a will and he's going to accomplish that we're going to inherit that will that salvation promise that God has given us without the law it's not through obedience to the moral law that we inherit that that promise and even from the beginning you know speaking of circumcision if you read through on me Chapter thirty verse six it says in the Lord thy God will circumcise then hard and the heart of they seed to love the Lord their God with all the heart and with all they still that down me a slow. Of in from the beginning it's always been God working in US it's him he's the the one giving the promise fulfilling the promise and we were just receiving it OK Yes it's interesting Ellen White makes this interesting statement types of Christ that the spirit of ferrous ism is the spirit of human nature and we have this natural bias and bent towards legalism and we can even turn righteousness by faith into a legal istic mindset almight says that there's a danger of placing marathon face here and so sometimes what will do is also a well it's a two part system God's part is all that he does and then he in response to my faith he's obligated to me and he owes me and my part is faith therefore we are both contributing to the salvation process rather than appreciating that my faith is Mary appropriating all that he's already done it's a person it's appreciating a preexisting reality rather being a creating or rather did not previously exist. Which which makes our faith important but it isn't but it doesn't allow it to be meritorious Yes our faith becomes God's accommodating our freewill rather than another work that we need to do to earn God's favor towards us we don't earn God's favor by being faithful we respond to his favor towards us by being faithful OK. So Bob since you mentioned that let me ask you a question I want to make sure we're all in agreement first of all before we do that. I believe that God It seems that he wanted to make it make us sure that. This is not a contract will agreement do you agree with that. What does not entering into a contractual agreement as opposed to will do to us how does that make us feel. Did not enter into contractual agreement. I think when you're in a contractual a green. To one degree or another you're going to do your part under a sense of obligation merely And God is not wanting us to relate to him in a sense of obligation merely because we're required to do so he wants us to relate to him because we see something in him to appreciate we see something in him that's beautiful and attractive and we respond from our heart not because we are obligated to to get my slice of the pie were responding because you know he is so beautiful he's so attractive he's related to me so faithfully and so well how could I do anything else but say Thank You Lord I want to be part of your kingdom and in addition to that. A contract an agreement an obligation would put us in a situation where we are lost because we have nothing to contribute we can't contribute anything that actually is meritorious So when you look at it from the perspective of of that god is actually recognizing our lost now we don't always recognize that So when God initiated the covenant with Abraham with Moses excuse me and Sinai when God told them about this covenant they said all the Lord said what we will do and be obedient and this is what I think Paul is talking about English and when he said the law was added it was added to help us see that all the Lord has said we can't be obedient to because forty days later they want obedient so the law actually brings us to realize ation of our lost ness and the in possibility of us actually contributing to this covenant it shows us how lost and sinful we are it continually reflects to us like in a mirror our sinfulness and leads us to put our trust one hundred percent in Jesus Christ OK Still the important thing about the Covenant has to do with them what I'm hearing you all saying is that God wants us to recognize that we cannot do anything in fact as I like to say this is not a potluck is that right this is dinner he's providing the dinner Now let me ask you a question Bob King of what. Just said this is a simple question Did the Promise Academy thank you. That's the kind I mean. So did the promise preceded or follow Abraham's obedience. Preceded it K. next question but he was his next question did the promise preceding or follow Abrahams say. Preceded it preceded that is a significant point because sometimes say even faith can become a work is that right and we have to be very careful about that it's in how we process faith you can process faith as my obligate Torrie response to God or you can process faith as my heart appreciation of what he's already done and those are two different mindsets Yes two different mindsets one is an old covenant mindset I'm following God and a sense of obligation because I'm required to do so all right says if we will be out of a sense of obligation merely because we're a card to do so we do not obey OK all right and James you've already taken is there a little bit but let us continue and read a few more of the says and then we'll come to the crucial question just mention about the law and in just to summarize again with this pass the section it is clear that God wants to remove every confidence we have in the flesh right that that's why Abraham was circumcised circumcision for Abraham was not a word it was Abraham I want you to remove every confidence in the flesh all right now let's read this and then we'll come to the law so in Galatians I need to get there myself Galatians back to Calais should step to three verse seventeen and this I say that the law which was four hundred and thirty years later cannot a novel the covenant that was confirmed by God. In Christ that it should make the promise of no effect for if even heritages was a law it is no longer of promise but God gave it to Abraham by promise what purpose then. Does the law says My question to you is why then the law elsewhere Romans Paul says Why then the law what does it says and then the question then that says it was added because of transgressions and told the seed should come to him the promise was made. So let's discuss that why then the law what purpose was it added And why was it added What does the see coming have to do with the law even transgression. Yeah I find the answer in verse twenty four I have a weird translation Bible verse twenty four says the law then was our guardian until Christ so that we could be justified by faith it seemed that the law was this temporary school teacher a tutor in some translations. Back then these rich families would have a slave come and be a teacher to the heirs of the family and this is the school teacher would hit would would would totally discipline this child totally underneath the authority of the master but a little bit above the child and until the appropriate age came when the child became an adult then the school teacher just reverted back to him to a slave and the law kind of functions in that capacity until Jesus was to come until the right time of adulthood if you will the fullness of time this school teacher of the law is to discipline us is to teach us that we are sinners that whatever you do you drives us to the foot of the cross drives us to a deeper hope for the faith that's the function of the law according to this verse right all right and just want to read a quote that goes along with this is from faith and works. One hundred three it says as the penitent sinner contrite before God This CERN's Christ atonement in his behalf and accepts this atonement as his only hope in this life and the future life his sins are pardoned this is justification by faith and so as as we see that we can fulfill the law but Jesus has he's our only hope in this life and the future OK and we rest in that promise that's just if occasionally OK Many a really good quote also from Romans Chapter five where Paul is dealing with the subject Yes And verse twenty are just a quick snippet he says more over the last entered that the often mouths might abound here a but where sin abound and Grace did much more about Grace so the law came in to show us how sinful we are and therefore the law is never no a fight it's never a dissolution is never it never ends it's never done away with because we need a continual reminder of how sinful we are the law is not just a code of moral do's and don'ts the law is a revelation of the character of God It's the heart of God is the heart of unselfish love and so the more we see the principles of God's government and we see who he is through His law the more we realize how selfish and self-centered we are and the more we see our need of Jesus OK it's been a help for me to think why didn't God give the ten commandments on stone to Abraham Well he was a different more mature relationship God was actually condescending to sort of meet the Israelites where they were they needed those ten laws posted right in front of them to see their true condition whereas Abraham had a more mature experience than they did there's this fascinating quote I'm sure we're all familiar with from the charts and prophets three sixty four but just listen to what she's saying about how God is related to us because we needed to if man it kept the Law of God as given to Adam after his fall preserved by know and observed by Abraham there would have been no necessity for the ordinance of circumcision no need for circumcision. And if the Senate of Iran have had kept the covenant of which circumcision was a sign they would never have been seduced into idolatry nor would it have been necessary for them to suffer a life of bondage in Egypt they would have kept God's Law in mind and there would have been no necessity for the proclaiming of the law from signing I engraved on tables of stone. And the people practice to power the people practice the prince of the Ten Commandments there would have been no need of the additional instructions given to Moses so God is progressive we meeting us where we're at and our levels of immaturity are that doesn't mean the law has always been there but he had to express in a more direct revolutionary way because our immaturity. I want to move to the next question but I was anticipating that one of you would discuss something related to Roman step to seven where Paul says that the law is holy It's just and is good and Paul is saying but how am I going to fulfill it in other words it has to be fulfilled right and then later on Romans step to eight less just to over there very quickly because the law is not going anywhere it is here to stay it must be obeyed in fact it is a transcript of God's character and the ultimate idea of the Covenant is to bring us back in harmony reconciled to God and fulfilling all he wants us to do so Romans chapter eight as we close and go to another very important and practical question Roman step to eight this is three and four for what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh God did by sending his own son in the likeness of sinful flesh on account of sin he condemned sin in the flesh by the way as he's experiencing this as. This is also our hope that the righteous requirements of the law might be fulfilled in us by faith we grasp hold of what he did by faith and make it our own so that the right just because meant of love might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the spirit we have a very few minutes for this next question because we just have a very few minutes left in the year so organized but we can't always follow yet authorities say let's close want to illustrate this a little bit when I wash and wax my car Yes and it's perfectly clean I have an extra measure of desire to keep it clean yeah when my car is dirty I don't care Yes And so when the the Gospel says to us Jesus I give you my righteousness we have a perfectly clean wax polished car it's perfect and and where we are and I the illustration fails a little bit of course maybe a lot but we are motivated by the love of God because of the righteous we give to your see from Christ to to keep clean to stay clean if you known him since yes but when we're dirty when we're guilty we just say that just drives us to him to not care yes if you understand what I'm saying to you and OK and James my organization is not natural to me it's dictated by that clock down there. In one minute let me ask this question because I do want to make some summary remarks Seventh Day Adventists have something unique to say in fact I believe that we were not meant to be here as a as a regular denomination because we are a prophetic movement with a prophetic voice a prophet has something unique to say and as we don't have something unique to say we should not exist no prophet no message we shouldn't exist so what are the implications of what we have studied here for the preaching of the Gospel in the context of the third angel's message the one that says you know here is the patience of the Saints Here. They who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus one minute just quickly you know and White says justification by faith everything we've been talking about is the thirteenth his message in verity and you know I just when we have this devotion to Christ and we're living this you can't help but share it and this quote from steps to Christ really touches me it says when the love of Christ is in shrines in the heart like sweet fragrance it cannot be hidden it's holy influence will be felt by all with whom we come in contact the spirit of Christ in the heart is like a spring in the desert flowing to refresh all and making those who are ready to perish eager to drink of the water of life love to Jesus will be manifested in the desire to work as he worked for the blessing and uplifting of humanity it would lead to love tenderness and sympathy toward all the creatures of our heavenly Father so if if we see for example in second second Peter chapter three that the reason Jesus hasn't come yet is because of us it's because we haven't appropriated that faith of Jesus the love of God And so we haven't actually had that true desire to go out and share Yes And just to back up what you just said there's a quote he said we have an end to end because of unbelief That's right OK just looking at righteous by faith are so many counterfeits when it comes to righteous by faith you have crushed by works by which the majority of the world has religions based around that you also have an righteousness by faith you have people Christian denominations who believe in double crossed predestination and that God has pre-ordained an extra etc and you have righteous by by presumption just kind of when you're weighing it could it be the Seventh Day Adventists have been called for this time to really preach a biblical abolitionist by faith Amen praise God let's do it I want to wrap up in the few minutes we have left. Recognizing a very important thought. And that is that the giver of the promise when the promise was made to Abraham it was made by it says you are way that is the self existant god that promised was given to Jesus Christ God gave God the promise is that very unusual and so was we look at the initiator of the Covenant and the recipient of the covenant we see a very unique relationship there in the garden that's very salvific for us and I wanted to conclude our top our concept today by looking at Genesis Chapter fifteen very very quickly we don't have much time Genesis Chapter fifteen this is the last text that the courtly actually gave us and it just says there that Abraham was having a difficult time a struggle with faith and he said Lord how do I know that somebody in my home from my lawyers will be the year and Jesus time to cut the start of the cut the stars in store for that he says but I need more than that and so God asked Abraham to bring him a three year old Kaffir a female goat and a ram and two birds Abraham then cut those. Animals in half and separate the pieces and then although the text doesn't say it did he walk between them. Mysteriously. Maybe not so mysteriously a D.. Natural sleep came upon him as the sun was going down now what's going on in this text there is an ancient treaty where is superior a person and an inferior person would have a contract. And in that contract several things were laid out there were stipulations and the stipulations were blessings that you obeyed because disease. You disobeyed and as a ratification of that covenant the both of them would to walk between the pieces that were severed signifying if we destroy a bear with this contract so happen to us as has happened to these animals I want to draw your attention in Genesis Chapter fifteen it says in verse seventeen and it came to pass when the sun went down and it was dark that behold there was a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces Ellen White says that this represents the Godhead this is divine this is God the Son God the Father the text does not say that Abraham and these two walked between the pieces which is what was happening in the ancient near East treaty's this was God the Father say I've got this May God be ripped from God If we're not faithful to deliver on our promise to make you right just to sanctify you to justify you and to give you a work to do and I think the beauty of what we have been discussing here today that promise from the initiator Yahweh God the Father and Jesus Christ the seed God the Son by way the seed for filled the mission and when Jews cried on the cross My God my God why have you first taken me that was a fulfillment of walking between those pieces God being ripped from God I want to thank James and Justin and Elias and Bob and all of you for participating and I'd like to have prayer as we close to spot our heads Father in heaven what a gracious and wonderful beautiful God you are I pray that as we open the word not by us but by the power of your spirit that you open truth to our hearts that transforming. 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