31 July 2015

Sunday School—Saved by Grace

Saved by Grace


rahab's faith


God provides salvation from sin through Jesus.


A1 Objectives

B1 Describe how sinners are saved.

B2 Explain the relationship between faith and works.

A2 Scriptures

B1 Ephesians 2:1-10

B2 Titus 3:3-7

B3 Galatians 2:16

B4 James 2:14-26

A3 Notes

B1 Definition

C1 Faith--believing God

C2 Works--things we do. It especially refers to good works rather than evil works. Good and evil are defined by God.

D1 Example of good works--Galatians 5:22-23, Romans 5:1-5, Ephesians 5:9,

D2 Example of evil works--Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 4:9, 2 Timothy 3:4, Titus 3:3, 1 Peter 4:3

B2 Salvation--Ephesians 2:1-10

C1 Definition

D1 Regeneration before faith--Calvinist

E1 Some teachers include--.R. C. Sproul, John MacArthur, and many others.

E2 Explanation--Articles: here, here, and here

D2 Regeneration after faith--Classical Arminian

E1 Some teachers include--Roger Olson, F. Leroy Forlines, and many other

E2 Explanation--

F1 Bible verses: Ephesians 1:13, John 1:12-13, Romans 5:18, John 5:24-28, Romans 6:2-6, Galatians 3:2,

2 Corinthians 3:18

F2 Articles: here, here, here, and here

D3 The error of regeneration precedes faith

E1 Different definitions

E2 Words

F1 Calvinist (TULIP)--the work of God before faith. It cannot be resisted. Some use the analogy of the electricity before the light bulb lights.

F2 Classical Arminian--the spiritual rebirth as in born again. It is the result of faith after God's imitating prevenient grace.

G1 "So Jesus said to them, "Assuredly I say to you, that in the Regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. " (Matthew 19:28, EMTV) This passage shows the coming period of history when Jesus rules. It will indeed be a new world ruled in holiness, quietness, and order.

G2 "...not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, " (Titus 3:5, EMTV). This is the spiritual rebirth most fully explained in John 3

C2 Passage

D1 Ephesians 2:1-10 see here and here and here

E1 Refers to spiritually dead not physically dead. The unregenerated do some "good" things. Spiritually dead refers to not able, wanting, desiring, caring about seeking God and His ways. We do not believe God.

E2 All humans were born in a state of being spiritually dead with Satan working in the world, its ways, and its people.

E3 All humans live to their own desires and wishes, not God's.

E4 God has genuine love for all humans.

E5 New life only comes through Jesus Christ, the Redeemer and Creator

E6 Jesus's resurrection guarantees our own. Our new life, regeneration, is our foretaste of our bodily resurrection.

E7 God's grace will be more greatly seen, understood, and appreciated throughout eternity.

E8 Salvation is a gift of God given on the basis of our faith.

E9 What we do cannot obtain salvation.

E10 God expects "good" works from us upon and during our salvation.

D2 Titus 3:3-7

E1 The description of our natural person, attitudes, motivation, and thoughts, desires, words, and deeds.

E2 God is kind to mankind, not just a few "elect."

E3 We could never do good things to enter heaven. The balance that many hold to, will not be sufficient. Many believe that their good works will out weight their bad and thus God will let them into heaven.

E4 The Holy Spirit gives the new birth and spiritual renewal.

E5 All believers have the Holy Spirit because of the loving work of Jesus Christ.

E6 It is God's grace, not our works.

D3 Galatians 2:16

E1 We cannot obey God's law correctly in thoughts, desires, words, and deeds.

E2 We are justified because and through faith.

D4 James 2:14-26

E1 Works do not save or produce forgiveness of sins.

E2 Works do show the fruit that we have be saved and forgiven.

E3 Works show the genuineness of true faith.

B3 Works

C1 What we do

C2 Does not earn salvation

A4 Questions

B1 Ephesians 2:1

C1 Who is "He?" (The Father)

C2 Who is "you?" (Christian believers)

C3 What did the Father do to/for the believers? (Raised them up. See Ephesians 1:20).

C4 What is "raised up?" (There is a contrast between being dead in sins and alive in Christ. Believers are regeneration and "raised up" from the former to the latter, from death to life just as Jesus Christ was raised from death to life).

C5 What are trespasses? (Deviation from what is right and righteous in God's eyes).

C6 What kind of death? (Spiritual death. Our bodies are alive, but our spirit is dead. We do not seek God or His ways).

B2 Ephesians 2:2

C1 What does the word "walk" mean? (Our daily life in thoughts, desires, words, and deeds).

C2 How did we walk/live? (According to the "course of this world," that is, the world's way of living in contrast to God's way of living).

C3 Who is the Prince of the power of the air? (Satan. See John 8:44, John 12:31, and John 14:30).

C4 Who are the sons of disobedience? (All people before they are saved. See Colossians 3:6, John 13:2, and 1 John 3:8).

B3 Ephesians 2:3

C1 What kind of, source of, lusts/desires do the natural/unsaved person have? (lusts/desires of the mind and flesh).

C2 Give some examples of lusts of the mind and of the flesh.

D1 Lusts of the mind? Evil imagination, evil thoughts, planning evil. See Galatians 5:19-21.

D2 Lusts of the flesh? Evil actions, words as also seen in Galatians 5:19-21

B4 Ephesians 2:4-5

C1 Why did God show mercy? ("Because of His great love").

C2 Who did the "making alive?" (God. We did not do this).

B5 Ephesians 2:6

C1 Where are we spiritually sitting? (In heaven, in Christ).

C2 What does this mean? (We are now citizens of heaven (Philippians 3:20) and adopted sons and daughters of God (2 Corinthians 6:18)).

B6 Ephesians 2:7--How long will God be showing us His great mercy? (Forever)

B7 Ephesians 2:8

C1 Are we saved by grace or works? (Grace)

C2 We are saved through what? (Faith, that is, believing God. See Romans 4:3)

C3 What is the gift of God? (Salvation. It is not faith. See here and here). Salvation is the gift, not faith. The power/ability/grace to believe is the act of God but the act of believing is of ourselves after God has opened our eyes and heart. See Adam's Clarke's commentary on this verse. "But it may be asked: Is not faith the gift of God? Yes, as to the grace by which it is produced; but the grace or power to believe, and the act of believing, are two different things. Without the grace or power to believe no man ever did or can believe; but with that power the act of faith is a man's own. God never believes for any man, no more than he repents for him: the penitent, through this grace enabling him, believes for himself: nor does he believe necessarily, or impulsively when he has that power; the power to believe may be present long before it is exercised, else, why the solemn warnings with which we meet everywhere in the word of God, and threatenings against those who do not believe? Is not this a proof that such persons have the power but do not use it? They believe not, and therefore are not established. This, therefore, is the true state of the case: God gives the power, man uses the power thus given, and brings glory to God: without the power no man can believe; with it, any man may."

B8 Ephesians 2:9--Do works, what we do, save? (No).

B9 Ephesians 2:10--What are we created in Christ Jesus for? (Doing good works. Good is defined by God's standards).

B10 Titus 3:3

C1 What is the general nature of all unsaved persons, including ourselves before we were forgiven? (foolish, disobedient, and deceived).

C2 What did we serve, that is, what were we slaves to? (various lusts and pleasures)

C3 How did we live? (malice and envy, hateful and hating one another)

C4 "For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, and wrong. We were slaves to passions and pleasures of all kinds. We spent our lives in malice and envy; others hated us and we hated them. " (Titus 3:3, GNB92)

B11 Titus 3:4-5

C1 Are we saved, by works that we do or faith? (Faith).

C2 Is faith a work? (No, it is believing. See here ).

C3 What is the work of the Holy Spirit in these passages?

D1 Washing of regeneration

E1 The washing (bath) is not baptism or any outward thing.

E2 It is a certain type of washing done by the Holy Spirit. It is a regenerational washing, washing done/accomplished by regeneration. It is a work of the Holy Spirit, not a church, man, group of men, or any person.

E3 This is an Old Testament idea. See Isaiah 32:15, Isaiah 44:1-5, Isaiah 55:10-13, and Ezekiel 36:25--27.

D2 Renewing of the Holy Spirit

E1 This is not a receiving of the Holy Spirit again as He had been lost.

E2 This is a certain type of renewing done by the Holy Spirit.

B12 Titus 3:6--Who receives this pouring out of the Holy Spirit? (Us, who are Christians)

B13 Titus 3:7--What are two things done by the Holy Spirit in this verse?

C1 Justified by His grace, which is decreed to be righteous because of the work of the Lord Jesus on the cross.

C2 Heirs (joint heirs with Jesus Christ) which is the hope of eternal life

B14 Galatians 2:16

C1 Are we justified by works? (No)

C2 What are we justified by? (Faith in Jesus Christ)

C3 Can anyone be justified by obeying God's Laws? (No)

B15 James 2:14-26

C1 Is any one justified by works? (No)

C2 How were Abraham and Rahab justified? (They believed God. See Genesis 15:1-6 and Joshua 2:9-11).

C3 What do our "works" show? (That we are Christians, that we have a new life, and that God has saved us. It is the fruit of the New Birth. See Matthew 7:17-20 and Galatians 5:22-23. Someone may say they are a Christian, but it is in their fruit we find confirmation).

24 July 2015

Sunday School—Same Gospel, Different Method

Same Gospel, Different Method


Revealing the Unknown God


the gospel


God uses people to accomplish His perfect plans.


A1 Objectives

B1 Distinguish between a culture of "Jews" and "Greeks."

B2 Explain the importance of explaining the foundation to the "Greeks" so that they can understand the Gospel.

A2 Scriptures

B1 Acts 2:1-41

B2 Acts 17:16-34

B3 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5

A3 Notes

B1 People have foundational beliefs.

B2 People are usually comfortable with this belief.

B3 People sometimes have given great thought to come to this belief.

B4 People are spiritually dead because of Adam and our own sin.

B5 We do not seek God.

B6 God initiates salvation and completes salvation.

B7 The basics of the Gospel are

C1 We are sinners.

D1 What is sin?

E1 Breaking of God's laws especially as summarized in the 10 Commandments (1 John 3:4)

E2 Not doing right. Right and wrong have to be defined by the King, God, not ourselves. 1 John 5:17)

E3 Not doing what is good. Good and bad have to be defined by God. (James 4:17)

E4 Planning evil. (Proverbs 24:8-9)

E5 The essence of sin is myself. This is the idea that my way is the right and true way. It is a heart issue. (Matthew 15:19)

E6 Another way of stating/defining sin.

D2 How do we know? (The Holy Spirit is the convicter. When we feel guilty, it is from the Holy Spirit. This has to be true guilt, not false guilt. True guilt is when we do not obey God's laws.

D3 The Ten Commandments show a summary of God's laws. (Exodus 20:1-17). The Lord Jesus taught 9, leaving out the laws of the Sabbath).

D4 Why are there laws? (God is King. He has a kingdom. Kingdom's have laws).

D5 Who says that these are the laws we need to obey? (Jesus. Jesus is the key. The Gospel was written by eye witnesses (Matthew and John) and by historians (Mark writing Peter's account and Luke, who interviewed many witnesses. Because Jesus is true and He took the position that the Bible is true is very reasonable evidence that it is true. See here,

D6 Are there absolutes? (see here, here and here

E1 If someone gets the incorrect change at a store, they will notify the cashier. They want an absolutely correct change returned.

E2 If someone is playing a game, especially if there are any stakes, they want the rules followed absolutely.

D7 Who is God? (Yahweh)

D7 What is the difference between different Gods, and how can we know who is the "right" God?

E1 "But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, And the nations will not be able to endure His indignation." (Jeremiah 10:10, NKJV)

E2 The right definition of God. This would include characteristics/attributes as omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence. There could not be two gods, because who would have the omnipotence? (See here and here)

E3 There is only one God who meets these characteristics--the God of the Bible.

D8 Who is Jesus? (The Bible has the definitive answer, because it was written by eyewitnesses or those who interviewed eyewitnesses. Also see here, for example).

D9 How can we tell who is the real Jesus? (Read the Bible. The Bible is the standard to know the characteristics of the real Jesus).

D10 How do we know if this is true? (The Bible is reliable).

D11 Does understanding about Jesus have any bearing on knowing if the Bible is true or not, and if the Ten Commandments are true? (Yes. "Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways. In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things and made the universe through Him."

(Hebrews 1:1-2, HCSB)

D12 What is the punishment for breaking God's laws? See this list.

D13 Why is this so terrible? Isn't God a God of love? (Yes, He does forgive according to His character and rules. He is also a God who is just and holy.

D14 Isn't science more reliable that the Bible? It depends. See here, here,

D15 Hasn't science proved that the Bible is wrong? See D14 above

D16 So I have broken God's laws, I am a good person. Why do I need to believe this Jesus?

D17 Isn't it cruel for God to kill His Son? (Consider here and here

E1 The Romans killed Jesus, not God. Luke 23:33-36

E2 Death is the punishment for sin. Romans 6:23

E3 Somebody had to pay this punishment.

F1 Each person cannot never fully complete the sentence. Daniel 12:2, Matthew 25:46, and Revelation 14:10-11

F2 Jesus suffered the complete penalty for sin

G1 He died physically.

G2 He was forsaken by His Father. Matthew 27:46

C2 Sin is punished. Romans 6:23, James 1:15

C3 Jesus suffered for our sins, dying on the cross bearing the punishment for sin. Hebrews 9:12-14

C4 God opens the heart and mind to understand our condition and the Gospel. Acts 16:14, 2 Corinthians 4:4-6. See here and here.

C5 He calls/invites us to believe and be reconciled to God. Matthew 11:28 and Revelation 22:17

C6 We can resist or not resist. Matthew 23:37, Luke 14:17-20, Acts 7:41

B8 Bible Christianity is a reasonable faith, not blind faith. See here, here, and here

B9 Typical society is evil and in chaos.

B10 Preaching/sharing the Gospel has to be the same in every situation. The method may be different but the message the same.

B11 Be prepared to have answers to tough questions.

A4 Questions

B1 Peter's sermon in Acts 2 was different than Paul's in Acts 17. Do they present a different Gospel?

B2 Are there different gospels for different eras and different cultures?

B3 What is the true Gospel? (Need God)

B4 How to we speak to different cultures the one, same Gospel?

B5 The Gospel is the same. It is answering the different objections and questions.

C1 Hindu (Here)

C2 Muslim (Here and here)

C3 Jehovah Witness (Here and here)

C4 Mormon (Here) Also here and here)

C5 Buddhism (Here)

B6 Some of the main points we need to know is

C1 The Deity of Jesus Christ. (See here and here ).

C2 The resurrection of Jesus Christ. (See here and here)

C3 Creation (See here and here)

C4 The Bible (See here and here).

B7 Falsehoods

C1 Baptism is needed to be saved. (See here and here).

C2 Sabbath keeping is necessary. (See here and here).

B8 Objections to the Gospel

C1 Seven Basic Objections to the Gospel (Compare)

D1 What about the heathen who never hear the gospel? Answer

E1 "THE heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork." (Psalms 19:1, NKJV)

E2 "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse," (Romans 1:18-20, NKJV)

E3 The Gospel has been, is, and will be the same. The Gospel preached to Adam and Eve, Abraham, Pharaoh of Egypt, David, Malachi, Peter, Judas Iscariot, you, and me is the same. The only difference is that some have a greater understanding of the doctrine, but the Gospel is the same.

E4 Others have pointed out that no one who was remained lost who wanted to be found. Acts 8:26-39 and Matthew 7:7-8

D2 Is Christ the only way to God? Answer

E1 "Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

(John 14:6, NKJV)

E2 ""Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12, NKJV)

E3 Jesus Christ is the only way because He is the only one to make a perfect provision.

F1 He is sinless.

F2 He died.

F3 He rose from the dead.

D3 Why do the innocent suffer? (Why is there evil, pain, death, etc.). Answer

E1 "Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned. " (Romans 5:12, NKJV)

E2 "And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment," (Hebrews 9:27, NKJV)

E3 Adam knew that if he ate the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, he would die. Maybe that seems too strict, but at least, Adam did knew. He made the wrong choice.

E4 The world is under a curse. This happened when the only humans were Adam and Eve.

E5 Bad things happen. There is war, storms, sickness, evil people (as in murderers). Because the world is cursed some die before their full life.

E6 The Bible specifically states that God killed Er and Onan ("But Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD killed him. And Judah said to Onan, "Go in to your brother's wife and marry her, and raise up an heir to your brother." But Onan knew that the heir would not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in to his brother's wife, that he emitted on the ground, lest he should give an heir to his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the LORD; therefore He killed him also " (Genesis 38:7-10, NKJV). They had crossed the line that God had specified not to cross, so they died.

E7 God has drawn a line for every person, family, city, country, world, and the universe. When that line is crossed, judgment happens. Everybody eventually dies.

E8 Infants die in some of these cases because the parents made bad choices.

E9 The problem of evil.

F1 God wanted volunteers to be His followers. Only a volunteer can love freely. Anything else wouldn't be real love.

F2 God created everything good. There was no evil.

F3 God gave Adam a test.

G1 Would Adam believe God or another.

G2 Would Adam be faithful to God or another.

G3 Would Adam obey or disobey.

G4 The command--you can eat of any tree or plant except the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. If you do, you will die.

G5 Eve was deceived by the serpent.

G6 She offered Adam the fruit.

G7 He ate it.

G8 So Adam

H1 Did not obey

H2 Loved his own plans better

H3 Did not believe God

H4 Disobeyed (sinned) willfully and premeditatedly.

G9 God cursed the world. This curse brought all the death, sorrow, and evil that we see and experience today.

E10 The problem of hell.

F1 "How can a God of love send someone to hell for eternity for just eating a piece of fruit or a little lie?"

F2 Sin is serious.

F3 God warns.

F4 God provided for a solution to not go there.

D4 How can miracles be possible? Answer

E1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1, NKJV)

E2 "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." (John 1:14, NKJV)

E3 "This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him." (John 3:2, NKJV)

E3 What is a miracle?

F1 A event of creation. Example: John 2:9, John 9:1-7, Luke 22:49-51. In each of these cases something was created. In the first wine was created, the second--sight, and the third--a new ear.

F2 Jesus is God. If there is a god, then god can create. (See here, here, and here )

D5 Isn't the Bible full of errors? Answer:

E1 "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness," (2 Timothy 3:16, NKJV)

E2 "GOD, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds." (Hebrews 1:1-2, NKJV)

E3 "knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit." (2 Peter 1:20-21, NKJV)

E4 Types of errors. There are basically two.

F1 Contradictions

F2 Misinformed writers

E5 For further information on this issue see here, here, here, and here.

D6 Isn't the Christian experience merely psychological? Answer

E1 Acts 9 (Conversion of Saul/Paul)

E2 "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life." (Romans 5:8-10, NKJV)

E3 What type of Christianity are you referring to? There are 100's of flavors of "Christianity."

E4 What type of experience are you talking about? Just a ticket to heaven? Well then, turn to Christian universalism where everyone goes to heaven.

E5 Which type of person do you think is best. The one who thinks clearly, uses only logic and science to solve problems, and in general is not dependent on any authority? The one who thinks clearly, uses reasonable faith to understand there is a God who has guidelines for human behavior, and recognizes authority?

E6 People who believe that Christianity is only a crutch for the weak often have addictions as drugs, alcohol, sex, money, power, people, etc.

E7 Consider here, here,

D7 Won't a good moral life get me to heaven? Answer

E1 ""knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified. " (Galatians 2:16, NKJV)

E2 "not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, " (Titus 3:5, NKJV)

E3 "For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. " (James 2:10, NKJV)

C2 What is the basic issue for all these and other questions? (Further information

D1 To provide an excuse to not believe.

D2 To stop the Gospel message by veering off the topic.

B9 Some situations. How do we present the Gospel to a/an

C1 Atheist

C2 Church goer

C3 Child

C4 Old person (elder)

C5 College age

C6 Jehovah Witness

C7 Gay, Trans, etc.

C8 Jew

C9 Criminal

C10 Pastor

C11 College professor

C12 Politician

21 July 2015

What is God like?

Is God like a Santa Claus, or a sport figure, or an alien? Just some basic searches in the Bible reveal His character. I just looked at two books in the New Testament—Matthew and Romans. Hopefully this will give us a better understanding of who He is.

god is light



God is with us Matthew 1:23

God is able to raise up children to Abraham Matthew 3:9

God has living words Matthew 4:4

God has a son. Matthew 4:6

God is not to be tempted. Matthew 4:7

God is to be worshiped. Matthew 4:10

God's throne is in heaven. Matthew 5:34

God does not tolerate worship of others or other things. Matthew 6:24

God is concerned about our needs. Matthew 6:30

God has a kingdom. Matthew 6:33

God has rules. Matthew 15:6

God is the God of Israel Matthew 15:31

God is living Matthew 16:16

God is good Matthew 19:17

God doesn't let just anyone into His kingdom. Matthew 19:24

God can do anything that is according to His character. Matthew 19:26

God won't people into heaven just because they are religious only. Matthew 21:31

God of today is and was the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Matthew 22:32

Jesus is the temple of God. Matthew 26:61

God forsook His Son. Matthew 27:46




God has a Gospel. Romans 1:1

God has a Son. Romans 1:4

God has grace and peace to give. Romans 1:7

God is thanked for things. Romans 1:8

God is witness. Romans 1:9

God's Gospel has power. Romans 1:16

God has righteousness. Romans 1:17

God has anger/wrath. Romans 1:18

God shows us things. Romans 1:19

God deserves to be glorified. Romans 1:21

God punishes sin. Romans 1:24, 26

God is a God of truth. Romans 1:25

God is hated by some. Romans 1:30

God gives judgment. Romans 2:2-3

God does not show partiality. Romans 2:11

God has standards and a law. Romans 2:13

God knows the secrets of humans. Romans 2:16

God gets dishonor from some. Romans 2:23

God gets blasphemed by people's actions. Romans 2:24

God gives praise to some. Romans 2:29

God is true. Romans 3:4

God punishes. Romans 3:5-6

God has truth. Romans 3:7

God is not sought after by humans in their natural state. Romans 3:11

God is not feared by all humans in their natural state. Romans 3:18

God requires faith. Romans 3:22

God has forbearance. Romans 3:25

God is God of the Jews and the Gentiles. Romans 3:29

God is the one who justifies. Romans 3:30

God is the God of Abraham. Romans 4:17

God gives promises. Romans 4:20

God gives peace through Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1

God has glory. Romans 5:2

God has love. Romans 5:5

God demonstrates love. Romans 5:8

God reconciles. Romans 5:10

God's grace comes through Jesus Christ. Romans 5:15

God makes alive. Romans 6:23

God wants a harvest of fruit. Romans 7:4

God dealt with sin and its guilt through Jesus Christ. Romans 8:3

God is hatred by the natural state of humans. Romans 8:7

God's Spirit lives in believers. Romans 8:9

God has heirs. Romans 8:17

God has a will. Romans 8:27

God works out all things well to those who love God. Romans 8:28

God is for us believers. Romans 8:31

God is the one who justifies. Romans 8:33

God has His Son, Jesus, sitting at His right hand. Romans 8:34

God has love that we cannot be separated from. Romans 8:39

Jesus is God. Romans 9:5

God's word does not fail. Romans 9:6

God has no unrighteousness. Romans 9:14

God is the one who shows mercy. Romans 9:16

God is sassed by some. Romans 9:20

God has longsuffering. Romans 9:22

God has those who do not submit to His righteousness. Romans 10:3

God has raised up Jesus Christ from the dead. Romans 10:9

God has not thrown Israel out. Romans 11:1-2

God can close spiritual eyes if people resist Him. Romans 11:8

God punished Israel. He can punish you and me, too. Romans 11:22

God is able to graft Israelites into His vine again. Romans 11:23

God is a deliverer. Romans 11:26

God has shown mercy to those who were once disobedient. Romans 11:30-32

God's wisdom and knowledge are beyond our comprehension. Romans 11:33

God has compassion. Romans 12:1

God is well pleased with our spiritual sacrifices. Romans 12:1

God has a perfect, that is, flawless will. Romans 12:2

God wants us to think of ourselves honestly. Romans 12:3

God has established government authority. Romans 13:1

God has ordinances. Romans 13:2

God uses government leaders as He wills. Romans 13:4

God loves both vegans and non-vegans. Romans 14:4

God has decreed that every person will confess that God is God. Romans 14:11

God has a kingdom. Romans 14:17

God is pleased when we obey the rules and teaching of Jesus. Romans 14:18

God is patient. Romans 15:5

God is encouraging. Romans 15:5

God gave Paul authority to do signs and wonders. Romans 15:19

God receives our prayers. Romans 15:30

God is peace. Romans 16:20

God is the only wise. Romans 16:27




20 July 2015

Messianic Prophecies and Fulfillment

If you need a list of Messianic Prophecies and their fulfillment. This is the best I've found. The site is shalach.org. Messianic Prophecies link

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Messianic Prophecies

Separated By Bible Book

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Genesis PropheciesOT ScriptureNT Fulfillment
The Messiah would be born of the "seed" of a woman. Genesis 3:15a Luke 1:34-35
The Messiah would successfully defeat Satan. Genesis 3:15b 1 John 3:8
The Messiah would suffer when redeeming man to God. Genesis 3:15c 1 Peter 3:18
The Messiah would come from the lineage of Seth. Genesis 4:25 Luke 3:23-38
The Messiah would come from the lineage of Shem. Genesis 9:26 Luke 3:23-36
The Messiah would come from the lineage of Abraham. Genesis 12:3 Matthew 1:1
The Messiah would come from the lineage of Isaac. Genesis 17:19 Luke 3:23-34
The Messiah would come from the lineage of Abraham. Genesis 18:17-18a Matthew 1:1
The Messiah would be the redeemer for all nations. Genesis 18:17-18b Acts 3:24-26
The Messiah would come form the lineage of Isaac. Genesis 21:12 Luke 3:23-34
The Messiah would be God's "Sacrificial Lamb". Genesis 22:8 John 1:29

Romans 8:3-4

1 Corinthians 5:7
The Messiah would come from the lineage of Abraham. Genesis 22:18a Galatians 3:16
The Messiah would be the redeemer for all nations. Genesis 22:18b Galatians 3:14
The Messiah would come from the lineage of Isaac. Genesis 26:4 Luke 3:23-34
The Messiah would come from the lineage of Jacob. Genesis 28:14a Luke 3:23-34
The Messiah would be the redeemer for all nations. Genesis 28:14b Galatians 3:26-29
The Messiah would come from the lineage of Judah. Genesis 49:10a Luke 3:23-33
The Messiah would gather all people before Him. Genesis 49:10b Luke 12:1

Mark 1:45
The Messiah would be the "vine" of all living. Genesis 49:11 John 15:1-5

Exodus Prophecies:

OT Scripture

NT Fulfillment
The Messiah's bones would not be broken during crucifixion. Exodus 12:46 John 19:32-33
Numbers Prophecies:OT ScriptureNT Fulfillment
The Messiah's bones would not be broken during crucifixion. Numbers 9:12 John 19:32-33
The Messiah would be God's "Star." Numbers 24:17 Revelation 22:16

Deuteronomy Prophecies:

OT Scripture

NT Fulfillment
The Messiah would be a Prophet as man. Deut. 18:15 Matthew 21:11
The Messiah would be a Prophet as man. Deut. 18:18a Matthew 21:11
The Messiah would speak God's "Will and Word." Deut. 18:18b John 12:49
The Messiah would become a curse for the redemption of man. Deut. 21:23 Galatians 3:13
The Messiah would be worshiped by Angels and men at His birth. Deut. 32:43 Luke 2:13-14

Ruth Prophecies:

OT Scripture

NT Fulfillment
The Messiah would come from the lineage of Boaz & Ruth. Ruth 4:12-17 Luke 3:23-32

1st. Samuel Prophecies:

OT Scripture

NT Fulfillment
The Messiah would be exalted by God with power and glory. 1 Samuel 2:10 Matthew 28:18

1 Peter 3:22

2nd. Samuel Prophecies:

OT Scripture

NT Fulfillment
The Messiah would come from the lineage of David. 2 Samuel 7:12-13 Matthew 1:1
The Messiah would be the Son of God. 2 Samuel 7:13-14 Matthew 3:16-17
The Messiah would come from the lineage of David. 2 Samuel 7:16 Matthew 1:1
The Messiah would come for all people. 2 Samuel 22:50 Romans 15:8-9
The Messiah would be the "Spiritual Rock." 2 Samuel 23:2-4a 1 Corinthians 10:4
The Messiah would be like the "Light of the Morning." 2 Samuel 23:2-4b Revelation 22:16

1st. Chronicles Prophecies:

OT Scripture

NT Fulfillment
The Messiah would come from the lineage of Judah. 1 Chronicles 5:2 Luke 3:23-33
The Messiah would come from the lineage of David. 1 Chr. 17:11-12a Luke 3:23-31
The Messiah's kingdom would be eternal. 1 Chr. 17:11-12b Luke 1:32-33
The Messiah would be the Son of God. 1 Chr. 17:13-14 Matthew 3:16-17

John 12:28-30

Job Prophecies:

OT Scripture

NT Fulfillment
Yeshua would stand at the latter day upon earth. Job 19:25-27 John 5:24-29
Psalm PropheciesOT ScriptureNT Fulfillment
The Messiah would also be rejected by Gentiles. Psalm 2:1 Acts 4:25-28
Political/religious leaders would conspire against the Messiah. Psalm 2:2 Matthew 26:3-4

Mark 3:6
The Messiah would be King of the Jews. Psalm 2:6 John 12:12-13

John 18:32
The Messiah would be the Son of God. Psalm 2:7a Luke 1:31-35

Matthew 3:16-17

Hebrews 1:5-6
The Messiah would reveal that He was the Son of God. Psalm 2:7b John 9:35-37
The Messiah would be raised from the dead and be crowned King. Psalm 2:7c Acts 13:30-33

Romans 1:3-4
The Messiah would ask God for His inheritance. Psalm 2:8a John 17:4-24
The Messiah would have complete authority over all things. Psalm 2:8b Matthew 28:18

Hebrews 1:1-2
The Messiah would not acknowledge those who did not believe in Him. Psalm 2:12 John 3:36
Infants would give praise to the Messiah. Psalm 8:2 Matthew 21:15-16
The Messiah would have complete authority over all things. Psalm 8:6 Matthew 28:18
The Messiah would be resurrected. Psalm 16:8-10a Matthew 28:6

Acts 2:25-32
The Messiah's body would not see corruption (natural decay). Psalm 16:8-10b Acts 13:35-37
The Messiah would be glorified into the presence of God. Psalm 16:11 Acts 2:25-33
The Messiah would come for all people. Psalm 18:49 Ephesians 3:4-6
The Messiah would cry out to God. Psalm 22:1a Matthew 27:46
The Messiah would be forsaken by God at His crucifixion. Psalm 22:1b Mark 15:34
The Messiah would pray without ceasing before His

 Psalm 22:2 Matthew 26:38-39
The Messiah would be despised and rejected by His own. Psalm 22:6 Luke 23:21-23
The Messiah would be made a mockery. Psalm 22:7 Matthew 27:39
Unbelievers would say to the Messiah, "He trusted in God, let Him now deliver Him." Psalm 22:8 Matthew 27:41-43
The Messiah would know His Father from childhood. Psalm 22:9 Luke 2:40
The Messiah would be called by God while in the womb. Psalm 22:10 Luke 1:30-33
The Messiah would be abandoned by His disciples. Psalm 22:11 Mark 14:50
The Messiah would be encompassed by evil spirits. Psalm 22:12-13 Colossians 2:15
The Messiah's body would emit blood & water. Psalm 22:14a John 19:34
The Messiah would be crucified. Psalm 22:14b Matthew 27:35
The Messiah would thirst while dying. Psalm 22:15a John 19:28
The Messiah would thirst just prior to His death. Psalm 22:15b John 19:30
The Messiah would be observed by Gentiles at His crucifixion. Psalm 22:16a Luke 23:36
The Messiah would be observed by Jews at His crucifixion. Psalm 22:16b Matthew 27:41-43
Both the Messiah's hands and feet would be pierced. Psalm 22:16c Matthew 27:38
The Messiah's bones would not be broken. Psalm 22:17a John 19:32-33
The Messiah would be viewed by many during His crucifixion. Psalm 22:17b Luke 23:35
The Messiah's garments would be parted among the soldiers. Psalm 22:18a John 19:23-24
The soldiers would cast lots for the Messiah's clothes. Psalm 22:18b John 19:23-24
The Messiah's atonement would enable believers to receive salvation. Psalm 22:22 Hebrews 2:10-12

Matthew 12:50

John 20:14
The Messiah's enemies would stumble and fall. Psalm 27:2 John 18:3-6
The Messiah would be accused by false witnesses. Psalm 27:12 Matthew 26:59-61
The Messiah would cry out to God "Into thy hands I commend my spirit." Psalm 31:5 Luke 23:46
There would be many attempts to kill the Messiah. Psalm 31:13 Matthew 27:1
The Messiah would have no bones broken. Psalm 34:20 John 19:32-33
The Messiah would be accused by many false witnesses. Psalm 35:11 Mark 14:55-59
The Messiah would be hated without cause. Psalm 35:19 John 18:19-23

John 15:24-25
The Messiah would be silent as a lamb before His accusers. Psalm 38:13-14 Matthew 26:62-63
The Messiah would be God's sacrificial lamb for redemption of all mankind. Psalm 40:6-8a Hebrews 10:10-13
The Messiah would reveal that the Hebrew scriptures were written of Him. Psalm 40:6-8b Luke 24:44

John 5:39-40
The Messiah would do God's (His Father) will. Psalm 40:7-8 John 5:30
The Messiah would not conceal His mission from believing people. Psalm 40:9-10 Luke 4:16-21
The Messiah would be betrayed by one of His own disciples. Psalm 41:9 Mark 14:17-18
The Messiah would communicate a message of mercy. Psalm 45:2 Luke 4:22
The Messiah's throne would be eternal. Psalm 45:6-7a Luke 1:31-33

Hebrews 1:8-9
The Messiah would be God. Psalm 45:6-7b Hebrews 1:8-9
The Messiah would act with righteousness. Psalm 45:6-7c John 5:30
The Messiah would be betrayed by one of His own disciples. Psalm 55:12-14 Luke 22:47-48
The Messiah would ascend back into heaven. Psalm 68:18a Luke 24:51

Ephesians 4:8
The Messiah would give good gifts unto believing men. Psalm 68:18b Matthew 10:1

Ephesians 4:7-11
The Messiah would be hated and rejected without cause. Psalm 69:4 Luke 23:13-22

John 15:24-25
The Messiah would be condemned for God's sake. Psalm 69:7 Mat. 26:65-67
The Messiah would be rejected by the Jews. Psalm 69:8a John 1:11
The Messiah's very own brothers would reject Him. Psalm 69:8b John 7:3-5
The Messiah would become angry due to unethical practices by the Jews in the temple. Psalm 69:9a John 2:13-17
The Messiah would be condemned for God's sake. Psalm 69:9b Romans 15:3
The Messiah's heart would be broken. Psalm 69:20a John 19:34
The Messiah's disciples would abandon Him just prior to His death. Psalm 69:20b Mark 14:33-41
The Messiah would be offered gall mingled with vinegar while dying. Psalm 69:21a Matthew 27:34
The Messiah would thirst while dying. Psalm 69:21b John 19:28
The potters field would be uninhabited (Field of Blood). Psalm 69:25 Acts 1:16-20
The Messiah would teach in parables. Psalm 78:2 Mat.13:34-35
The Messiah would be exalted to the right hand of God. Psalm 80:17 Acts 5:31
The Messiah would come form the lineage of David. Psalm 89:3-4 Matthew 1:1
The Messiah would call God His Father. Psalm 89:26 Matthew 11:27
The Messiah would be God's only "begotten" Son. Psalm 89:27 Mark 16:6

Colossians 1:18

Revelation 1:5
The Messiah would come from the lineage of David. Psalm 89:29 Matthew 1:1
The Messiah would come from the lineage of David. Psalm 89:35-36 Matthew 1:1
The Messiah would be eternal. Psalm 102:25-27a Revelation 1:8

Hebrews 1:10-12
The Messiah would be the creator of all things. Psalm 102:25-27b John 1:3

Ephesians 3:9

Hebrews 1:10-12
The Messiah would calm the stormy sea. Psalm 107:28-29 Matthew 8:24-26
The Messiah would be accused by many false witnesses. Psalm 109:2 John 18:29-30
The Messiah would offer up prayer for His enemies. Psalm 109:4 Luke 23:34
The Messiah's betrayer (Judas) would have a short life. Psalm 109:8a Acts 1:16-18

John 17:12
The Messiah's betrayer would be replaced by another. Psalm 109:8b Acts 1:20-26
The Messiah would be mocked by many. Psalm 109:25 Mark 15:29-30
The Messiah would be Lord and King. Psalm 110:1a Mat. 22:41-45
The Messiah would be exalted to the right hand of God. Psalm 110:1b Mark 16:19

Mat. 22:41-46
The Messiah would be a Priest after the order of Melchisedec. Psalm 110:4 Hebrews 6:17-20
The Messiah would be exalted to the right hand of God. Psalm 110:5 1 Peter 3:21-22
The Messiah would be the "Stone" rejected by the builders (Jews). 

Psalm 118:22

The Messiah would come in the name of the Lord. Psalm 118:26 Matthew 21:9
The Messiah would come from the lineage of David. Psalm 132:11 Matthew 1:1
The Messiah would come from the lineage of David. Psalm 132:17 Matthew 1:1

Luke 1:68-70

Proverb Prophecies:

OT Scripture

NT Fulfillment
The Messiah would be from everlasting to everlasting. Proverbs 8:22-23 John 17:5
The Messiah would ascend and descend to and from heaven. Proverbs 30:4a John 3:13

John 6:38

Mark 16:19
God would have a "begotten" Son. Proverbs 30:4b Matthew 3:16-17


From <http://www.shalach.org/PropheciesTable/prophecieslst1.htm>

17 July 2015

Jude—Daily Bible Study

Jude—daily Bible study


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I'm experimenting on doing a daily Bible study based on a chapter in the Bible. I'm thinking that there is too much for us to learn in every chapter, but I still wanted to try.


Read Jude



B1 False teacher--one who does not teach the whole New Testament in its plain, normal sense.

C1 They do this

D1 By redefining words

D2 Not looking at context

D3 Not take the plain, normal sense

D4 Run verses that seem similar together

D5 Eisegesis

D6 Start their interpretation from a theological view point rather than the Bible itself

D7 Have false revelations whether from dreams, spirit guides, or God himself (supposedly)

C2 We reveal them

D1 By knowing the Scriptures

D2 By reading and studying the Scriptures (not a commentary or someone's sermon/teaching)

D3 By reading the context

D4 By reading the words in their plain, normal sense

D5 By considering the historical, societal traditions and situations

D6 By understanding the passage and teaching starting from the Scriptures rather than a theological view point

D7 By comparing Scripture with Scripture

B2 Common salvation--this is the Gospel as taught by Jesus and His apostles (NeedGod)

B3 Sodom and Gomorrah--two cities in ancient times (in the life time of Abraham) who truly broke every one of the Ten Commandments frequently. They were all just about as wicked as one can be. There was not just one sin they were guilty of. They were sinners like all people, but they were about as evil as possible.

B4 The way of Cain. "...not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother's righteous." (1 John 3:12, NKJV)

B5 Error of Balaam. Numbers 22:1-24 and 2 Peter 2:15

B6 Love Feast was the meal of the Christians together before they remembered the Lord's Supper and the work of Jesus on the cross. It would be similar to our fellowship meals of today.

B7 Praying in the Holy Spirit

C1 We can pray in the Holy Spirit

D1 Praying in the Holy Spirit would be asking for proper things, with sincerity, putting God's will first, others second, yourself third, and asking forgiveness.

D2 Some examples

E1 "In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. "But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." (Matthew 6:9-15, NKJV)

E2 "He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will." (Matthew 26:39, EMTV)

E3 John 17

E4 "And Solomon said: "You have shown great mercy to Your servant David my father, because he walked before You in truth, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with You; You have continued this great kindness for him, and You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. "Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. "And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted. "Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?" The speech pleased the LORD, that Solomon had asked this thing." (1 Kings 3:6-10, NKJV)

C2 We can pray in the flesh

D1 Praying in the flesh refers to asking wrong things for ourselves (Example, "My enemy Joe would lose his job." "Please help me to be the richest man in the county"), wrong attitude, for show, saying the same words over and over, praying without thinking, and doubt (as in "well, He won't answer it anyway").

D2 Some examples

E1 "Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk about in long robes, and love greetings in the market places, and the first seats in the synagogues, and the places of honor at dinners, who devour widows' houses, and for a show make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation." (Luke 20:46-47, EMTV))

E2 "And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. "But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. "And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words." (Matthew 6:5-7, NKJV)

E3 "Do not be rash with your mouth, And let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven, and you on earth; Therefore let your words be few." (Ecclesiastes 5:2, NKJV)

E4 "Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him? And what profit do we have if we pray to Him?'" (Job 21:15, NKJV)

E5 "You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures." (James 4:3, NKJV)



B1 How does Jude describe himself and the ones to whom he writes?

B2 What are we to contend for? (The Greek word for contend means to be serious and bold to defend the faith. The faith is the religion of Jesus. It has been given one time).

B3 How are false teachers described?

B4 Who are the 5 examples of false teachers?

B5 Why did God destroy some of the Israelites who fled Egypt (in the Exodus).

B6 In Jude 1:8--what are three characteristics of many false teachers?

B7 Jude 1:12--who do these false teachers care about?

B8 Jude 1:14-15--who destroys false teachers, when will this happen, and for what reason did He destroy them?

B9 Jude 1:16-18--what type of speaking do these people use, and what would they be doing in the last days?

B10 Jude 1:24-25--who can keep us in the faith and why does He?