Genesis 15:1-6, Romans 3:19-30 Early in WWII a group of American soldiers on an island in the South Pacific were captured by an overwhelming Japanese force. They were held prisoner along with many British soldiers for many months. To pass the time they organized classes and lectures. One class was on American History, taught by […]
Today’s teaching from the Word is simple: Who is Jesus? What does He claim to be and to do? What is His relationship to His sheep, and theirs to Him? And because of Who He is, His sheep, being secure in Him, have true and knowable moral duties and prohibitions.
Ephesians 1:3-12, Col 1:9-14 It is typical to think of the doctrine of last things, including the messianic kingdom (the kingdom of God/heaven) primarily in terms of timing and events. While these are certainly exciting, key features of the Biblical revelation, they are secondary to the central living Person, work and offices of the Messiah, […]
Isaiah 11:1-13, Revelation 5:6-10 Last Sunday we got a snapshot of the stunning wonder and majesty of what our bodies will be like in glory because of Christ. Today we take just an enticing peek into what life will be like for us and others in His coming kingdom on Earth. Ten centuries of Messianic […]
John 11:17-27, etc This is a fascinating broader review of the various resurrections, as predicted/expected in the OT and as achieved by Christ in the NT, and revealed as the future for the saints in the NT. The handout provides two of the graphics presented.
2 Peter 3:1-13 The story of the people of Assyria and Nineveh her capital, as recorded by the prophets Jonah and Nahum, is one in a long line of human failures to pay attention to God and His call and his warnings about pride, cruelty and wickedness. In fact,2 Peter 3:1-10 capture this human tendency […]
There are some 630 years between the prophesy of Nahum, announcing the imminent judgment and collapse of Nineveh and the Assyrian empire, and the birth of our Savior, Jesus, being born of Mary in Bethlehem. Six long centuries, and many precipitous events, disasters and amazing recoveries for the nation of Israel. It seems a strange […]
Nahum 2:1-10 The prophesy of Nahum contains four answers to four vital questions: #1 question: Why does God act in judgment? #2 question: When does God judge? #3 question: How does God act in vengeance? #4 question: How is God’s anger necessary to His love?
Nahum 1:6-15 To understand Nahum’s prophesy of the fall of Assyria’s capital, Nineveh, in 612BC, and with it the great Assyrian empire, is to understand God’s anger and judgment of gentile nations who reject God’s grace and mercy and who abuse His Chosen People and who are cruel and wicked. But to grasp how this […]
Nahum 1:1-8 What happens when a people, a gentile nation, having received the illumination of Who God Is and their relation to Him, who have walked with Him for a season, turn their backs on His goodness and kindness and grace? Well, the oracle that Nahum prophesied is of the utter and irrevocable destruction of […]