Chapter # 1 Paragraph # 1 Study # 14
October 3, 2010
Dayton, Texas
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<028> Thesis: The credit for our deliverance goes to the Father. Introduction: In our last study we considered the "will of God" as it relates to the impact of Jesus' Self-giving. Our conclusion in that study is that there are two elements of "deliverance" and Paul's use of "the will of the God" applies to both. On the one hand, we are to be delivered out of this present age by being transferred into the coming age. This is the Plan of God and will not be frustrated by anyone. On the other hand, we are delivered from the processes of this present age as we respond to God's "will" by faith. This "will" is regularly frustrated by reason of its dependence upon our "faith". This evening we are going to look into the last portion of Paul's introductory comments as he ascribes "the glory" to "the God and Father of us". What is the significance of this ascription?