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Sunday Morning: October 2, 2005
Text: Romans 5:15-17 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one [the] many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto [the] many. 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
THE GIFT IS FOR THE MANY
Romans 5:15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift [carisma, agelasting life]. For if through the offence of one [the] many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift [dwrea, agelasting life] by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto [the] many.
THE GIFT IS A PORTION
Ephesians 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure (limited portion) of the gift [dwria, agelasting life] of [genitive, from] Christ.
THE GRACE GIFT FOR MANY
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift [carisma, grace gift] of God is eternal [agelasting] life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
THE GIFT BY GRACE FOR MANY
John 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift [dwria, agelasting life] of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
THE GIFT IS A HEAVENLY GIFT
Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those (eyes to see) who were once enlightened, and have tasted (to taste is to eat, not birth from above] of the heavenly [the] gift [dwrea, agelasting life], . . .”
THE HEAVENLY GIFT
John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh [present active] of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing [present tense] up into [leading to] everlasting [agelasting] life (in the kingdom).
GRACE GIFT FOR THE MANY, NOT ALL
Romans 5:15 But the free gift [carisma, grace gift, agelasting life] (for the many) is not like the transgression (all are sinners). . . . [NASB]
BY ONE MAN ALL HAVE SINNED
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (including the many)
ALL ARE DEAD
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 . . . that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, (including the many) that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves
THE GIFT AND PROMISE ARE ONE
Acts 2:38-39 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission [aqesiv, deliverance] of sins, and ye shall receive the gift [dwria, agelasting life] of [genitive, from] the Holy Ghost. 39 For [conjunction] the promise (the gift) is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
1 John 2:25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal [agelasting] life.
OPEN TO GENTILES
Acts 10:43-45 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth [present active] in him shall receive remission [aqesiv, deliverance] of sins. 44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. (Peter and those with him also) 45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift [dwria, agelasting life] of [genitive, from] the Holy Ghost.
AT ONE TIME, ONLY ISRAEL
Matthew 10:5-6 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
GENTILES GRANTED THE PROMISE
Acts 11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life (in the kingdom age).
CHRIST RECEIVED THE PROMISE
Acts 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received [aorist] of the Father the promise of [genitive, from] the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
CHRIST SOUL WENT TO HADES
Acts 2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell [Hades, paradise], neither his flesh did see corruption (in the tomb, His spirit went to the Father).
PARADISE AND HADES ARE ONE
Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou (his soul) be with me in paradise. (spirit to the Father, body in the grave)
THE FATHER GAVE HIM GLORY
1 Peter 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
THE GIFT IS NOT AS THE FALL
Romans 5:16 And not as it was by one that sinned (all have sinned), so is the gift [dwria, agelasting life] (for the many): for the judgment was by one to condemnation (for all died), but the free gift [carisma, grace gift, agelasting life] is of [ek, out of] many offences [from the verb “to fall away”, Heb 6.6] unto [eiv, leading to] justification (by faith).
NOT WILLING THAT WE LOSE THE GIFT
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his [the] promise (agelasting life, the gift), as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish (to lose that promise, the gift), but that all should come to repentance. (to be not chargeable, justified)
THE GIFT, NOT DESCRIBABLE
2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable [adjective] [the] gift [dwria, agelasting life].
MINISTER THE GIFT
1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift [carisma, grace gift, agelasting life], even so minister [present active participle] the same (the grace gift) one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.