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Showing posts with label Covenant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Covenant. Show all posts

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sunday ... Re-Created To Live In Harmony - Galatians 3:26-4:7 -2/5/17

In Roman society, a youth coming of age laid aside the robe of childhood & put on a new toga. This represented his move into adult citizenship with full rights & responsibilities. Apostle Paul combines this understanding with baptism. By becoming Christians & being baptized, they were becoming spiritually grown up & ready to take on the privileges & responsibilities of the mature. You have laid aside the old clothes of the Law, & now you are putting on Christ's new robe of righteousness.


Jewish males greeted each new day by prayer, Lord, I thank you that I am not a Gentile, a slave, or a woman. The role of women was enhanced by Christianity. Faith in Christ transcends these differences & makes all believers one in Christ.


The original covenant with Abraham was intended for the whole world, not just for his descendants. All believers partake of this covenant & are blessed as children of Abraham.


The apostle Paul uses the illustration of slavery to show that before Christ came & died for sins, people were in bondage to the Law.


Thinking they could be saved by it, they became enslaved to trying - & failing - to keep it. The Good News is that we who were once slaves are now God's very own children with an intimate relationship with him. Because of Christ, there is no reason to be afraid of God. We can come boldly into his presence, knowing he will welcome us as his family members.


True Christianity: Christians are those who believe inwardly & outwardly that Jesus' death has allowed God to offer them forgiveness & eternal life as a gift. They have accepted that gift by faith & are seeking to live a life of obedient gratitude for what God has done for them.

Christianity is both private & public, heart-belief & mouth-confession. Our relationship to God & the power he provides result in obedience. Having received the gift of forgiveness & eternal life, we are now daily challenged to live that life with his help.


When the fulness of the time was come "God sent Jesus to earth to die for our sins. For centuries the Jews were wondering when their Messiah would come - but God's timing was perfect.


Jesus was born of a woman - he was human. He was born as a Jew - he was subject to God's Law & fulfilled it perfectly. Thus Jesus was the perfect sacrifice because, although he was fully human, he never sinned. His death bought freedom for us who were enslaved to sin so we could be adopted into God's family.


Under Roman law, an adopted child was guaranteed all legal rights to his father's property. "Abba" is an Aramaic word for father. It was used by Christ in prayer in Mark 14:36. As adopted children of God, we share with Jesus all rights to God's resources. As God's heirs, we can claim what he has provided for us - our full identity as his children.

Reference summary used from the Life Application Bible, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Never Again ... 9/22/2013

Ararat . Covenant with Noah . Noah . Genesis/Bereshith . ark . Isaiah . cold & heat . summer & winter . seedtime & harvest . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Genesis 9:8-17 (Background Scripture: Genesis 6:9-9:28; Devotional Reading: Isaiah 54:9-14)

Ararat (Armenia), mountainous region in Armenia, resting place of the ark, Genesis 8:4

Covenant with Noah (Genesis 9:1-8)



Noah (rest), son of Lamech (Genesis 5:29, builds the ark (Genesis 6:14), enters it (Genesis 7), goes from it (Genesis 8:18)


Genesis 9:8-11

Verse 8 ... Scripture; Books & Authors; Speakers & Hearers

Verses 9,10,11 ... Miracles; Miracles In Water; Deluge/Flood Not to Be Repeated

(Genesis 6:9-9:28; 8:20-22; 9:1-7; 6:18 ... Reference Scriptures from Sunday School Book)


Verses 12-15 ... Works Of God: Preservation; Maintains the Usual Course of Nature, Rain; Rainbow

(Genesis 2:5; 2:10; Habakkuk 3:9-11; II Peter 3:3-13)


Verses 16,17 ... Works Of God; Preservation; Maintains the Usual Course of Nature, Rain; Rainbow

(Numbers 23:19; Titus 1:2; Romans 8:3; I Samuel 8:14; 22:7; 27:6; Esther 8:1; Genesis 12; 15; 17; 21; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36; Genesis 2:5-6)





Monday - September 16, 2013 - An Invitation to Covenant with God - Genesis 6:11-22

The wickedness of the world which provoketh God's wrath, & causeth the flood. Noah findeth grace. The order, form, & use of the ark.



Tuesday - September 17, 2013 - Doing All the Lord's Commands - Genesis 7:1-10

Noah, with his family, & the living creatures, enter the ark


Wednesday - September 18, 2013 - Preserved in the Ark - Genesis 7:11-24

The beginning, increase, & continuance of the flood. All flesh destroyed


Thursday - September 19, 2013 - Waiting for the Waters to Subside - Genesis 8:1-12

The water's asswage. The ark rested on Ararat. The raven, & the dove.

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Friday - September 20, 2013 - A Sacrifice Pleasing to God - Genesis 8:13-22

Noah, being commanded, goeth forth of the ark. He buildeth an altar, & offereth sacrifice, which God accepted, & promiseth to curse the earth no more

Verse 22 ... 'cold & heat' 'summer & winter' 'seedtime & harvest'


Saturday - September 21, 2013 - God's Covenant with All Humanity - Genesis 9:1-7

God blesseth Noah. Blood & taking a person's life are forbidden


Sunday - September 22, 2013 - Remembering the Everlasting Covenant - Genesis 9:8-17

God's covenant, signified by the rainbow


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, & KJV Topical Edition Bible












Friday, May 31, 2013

Books of Ezra & Nehemiah ... 6/30/1203 - 7/25/2013 .. Sunday School Lessons




Ezra 3,6,8, Nehemiah 8,9,12,13, Sunday School Lesson, Jews, Sheshbazzar, Zerubbabel, Joshua, high priest, Cyrus, Temple, Darius, Joshua, Babylon, Ezra's prayer,Confession, Religion, restoration, Law, Feast of Tabernacle, Levites, Covenant, Jerusalem, dedication,abuses

My Sunday School Lesson is coming from the Books of Ezra & Nehemiah starting June 30,2013 - August 25, 2013.

These books were regarded in ancient times as one.

They may be divided into four parts: 1. Ezra 1-6 describes the first return of the Jews under Sheshbazzar or Zerubbabel and Joshua, the high priest, in the first year of Cyrus (536 B.C.), and the rebuilding of the temple (516 B.C.)... 2. Ezra 7-10 narrates the second migration from Babylon under Ezra, in the seventh year of Artaxerxes Longimaus (458-457 B.C.), and includes Ezra's prayer and confession.

Nehemiah 8-13 describes the combined efforts of Ezra & Nehemiah to effect the restoration of religion,including the solemn reading of the Law, the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles, the confession of the Levites, a list of the inhabitants of Jerusalem and other cities, the dedication of the walls, and the removal of certain abuses.


Sunday - June 30, 2013 - Celebrating What Is Meaningful - Ezra 3:1-7

Commencement Of The Rebuilding Of The Temple (Ezra 3:1-4:24)



Sunday - July 7, 2013 - Finding Joy in Restoration - Ezra 3:8-13



Sunday - July 14, 2013 - Celebrating with Joy - Ezra 6:13-22

Completion Of The Rebuilding Of The Temple (Ezra 5:1-6:2)


Sunday - July 21, 2013 - Preparing for a Journey - Ezra 8:21-23

Return of More Jewish Exiles Under Ezra (Ezra 7:1-8:36)


July 28, 2013 - Generous Gifts - Ezra 8:24-30


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Sunday - August 4, 2013 - Great Rejoicing - Nehemiah 8:13-18

The Reading & Exposition Of The Law (Nehemiah 7:73b-8:18)


August 11, 2013 - Admitting Shortcomings - Nehemiah 9:2,6-7, 9-10, 30-36

The Renewal Of The Covenant (Nehemiah 9:1-1039)


August 18, 2013 - Taking Pride in Accomplishment - Nehemiah 12:27-36;38,43

The Dedication Of Jerusalem's Walls (Nehemiah 12:27-43)


August 25, 2013 - Getting It Right - Nehemiah 13:15-22

Nehemiah's Second Period of Administration (Nehemiah 13:1-31)


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible & Zondervan Bible Commentary