Chapter # 11 Paragraph # 3 Study # 3
August 25, 2009
Lincolnton, N.C.

<522> Thesis: The issue of "Life" is the active focus of God for benefit. Introduction: There is not a person on the planet who does not intuitively know that the essence of Life is the presence of a deep contentment. But there are not very many people on the planet who have not been deceived into thinking that contentment at a sufficiently deep level to call it "Life" can be possessed apart from an active faith in God as He is. Most people are dissatisfied, but are extremely adept at denying it. It is into this reality that Paul inserts his "Gospel of God". In Paul's "Gospel of God" there is one outstanding truth: Life is the result of God turning His focus of attention upon a person for the purpose of imparting His contentment. This one outstanding truth has a huge complexity of details -- that's why the Bible is a revelation with many, many words in it -- but the fact is Life travels down the line of God's vision when He has the communication of contentment in mind for the object of His sight. This evening we are going to look into this one outstanding truth as Paul addresses it in Romans 11:12.