Thesis: The Gospel at face value is controversial!
The Gospel is God's sovereign worked, meant to exalt
His glory in what He did and humble the pride of man.
* Past tense - already happened activity of
II. TEXT OBSERVATIONS
* Unequivocally about what God did
III. TEXT CONTENTS
* FOREKNOWLEDGE (to know from before)
-- intimacy, selective love
-- God initiated, not human merited
-- God CHOSE the ugly, sick, unattractive:
ex: Deuteronomy 7:6-8