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A. Conan Doyle


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E. R. Eddison


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John Woodroffe


The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas


God's masterpiece

by Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Excerpt:

Chapter I. How God planned for and

works in the production of His

Masterpiece.

1. The Introduction. Verses 1-2.

2. The Great Doxology. Verse 3.

3. The Plan and Work of the Godhead. Verses 4-14.

A. The God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ.

a. Chosen us in Christ before the foundation of the world. Verse 4.

b. Predestinated us unto the Son-place in Christ. Verse 5.

c. Made us accepted in the Beloved. Verse 6. "To the Praise of the Glory of His Grace."

Verse 6.

B. The Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ.

a. Redeemed us through His blood. Verse 7.

b. The Revelation in Him of the mystery of His will. Verses 8-10.

c. In Him we obtained an Inheritance. Verse 11.

"To the Praise of His Glory." Verse 12.

C. The Holy Spirit of God.

a. Quickened by Him in hearing and believing the Gospel. Verse 13.

b. Sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise. Verse 13.

c. The Earnest of our Inheritance. Verse 14. "Unto the Praise of His Glory." Verse 14.

4. The parenthetical Prayer to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory. Verses 15-23.

A. Thanksgiving. Verses 15-16.

B. The Prayer for Enlightenment in the Knowl

edge of Him. Verses 17-18.

a. To know the Hope of His Calling (God the Father). Verse 18.

b. To know the riches of the Glory of His inheritance in the Saints (God the Son). Verse 18.

c. To know the exceeding greatness of His power to usward, who believe (God the Holy Spirit). Verse 19.

C. The Manifestation of the Power to usward.

Verses 20-23.

a. Christ raised from the dead. Verse 20.

b. Seated at God's right hand far above all. Verses 20-21.

c. All things under His feet. Verse 22.

d. Head of the Church, His body. Verses 22-23.

Chapter 11:1-10. The Masterpiece produced.

1. What Man is by Nature. Verses 1-3. A. Dead in Trespasses and Sin. Verse 1.

B. Enemies of God under the Prince of the

Power in the Air. Verse 2.

C. Children of Wrath. Verse 3.

2. What God does rich in Mercy. Verses 4-6.

A. The foundation: His great love wherewith He

loved us. John iii:16. Verse 4.

B. Giving Life together with Christ. Verse 5. C. Hath raised us up with Him. Verse 6.

D. Seated us in heavenly places in Christ

Jesus. Verse 6.

3. The Destiny of the Masterpiece. Verse 7.

The Ages to come.

4. Saved by Grace through Faith. Verses 8-10.

A. The positive statement. Saved by Grace

Verse 8.

B. The negative side: Not of Works. Verse 9. C. The Purpose of the Masterpiece. Verse 10.

a. His Workmanship.

b. Created in Christ unto good works.

Chapter 11:11-111:21. The Mystery of the Masterpiece, the Church, the house of God and the Body of Christ.

1. The Conditions of the Gentiles. Verses 11-12.

A. Called the Uncircumcision. Verse 11.
B. What they were. Verse 12.

a. Without Christ. (Aliens).

b. Strangers to the covenants.

c. Without Hope and without God.

2. But Now in Christ Jesus. Verses 13-18.

A. Made nigh by the blood of Christ. Verse 14.

B. What the work of Christ has accomplished.

Verses 15-18.

a. He is our Peace; made both One. Verse 14.

b. Broken down the middle wall.

c. Abolished the law of commandments in ordinances. Verse 15.

d. To make one new Man. Verse 15.

e. In Himself.

C. The Reconciliation. Verse 16.

a. Both (Jews and Gentiles) reconciled unto God in one body.

b. The enmity slain.

c. By the Cross.

D. The Peace and Reconciliation preached. Verse 17.


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