11 April 2018

A Lasting Love

Theme: A Song of Enduring Love

Scriptures: Psalm 89

Objectives: (From the D6 Fusion Sunday School Lesson book)
Know: We serve a loving God who is always faithful to His promises.
Think: Rest in the assurance that God loves me and will keep all of His promises.
Do: Trust and Praise God, even during times of discipline or hardship.

B1 Promise
C1 What is a promise?
C2 What is different about a promise made by God?
C3 Are all promises unconditional?
D1 What about this one? John 3:16 NKJV - For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
D2 This one? Jeremiah 31:37 CSB - This is what the LORD says: Only if the heavens above can be measured and the foundations of the earth below explored, will I reject all of Israel's descendants because of all they have done -- this is the LORD's declaration.
D3 This? Genesis 12:1-2 CSB - The LORD said to Abram: Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father's house to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
D4 Finally: Romans 4:13-16 CSB - For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would inherit the world was not through the law, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. If those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made empty and the promise nullified, because the law produces wrath. And where there is no law, there is no transgression. This is why the promise is by faith, so that it may be according to grace, to guarantee it to all the descendants; not only to those who are of the law but also to those who are of Abraham's faith. He is the father of us all.
B2 This is a Psalm: When you realize the great power and reign of God
C1 Praise for all His awesome strength and power Psalm 89:1-18
C2 God’s promise to King David Psalm 89:19-37
C3 God’s anger towards the king Psalm 89:38-45
C4 Prayer to God for deliverance Psalm 89:46-52
C5 Concerning the writer, Ethan: 1 Kings 4:31 NKJV - For he was wiser than all men—than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was in all the surrounding nations.
B3 Praise for all His awesome strength and power Psalm 89:1-18,
C1 What is steadfast love?
D1 חֶסֶד cheçed, kheh'-sed
D2 Translated variously as mercy, unfailing love, great love, steadfast love, faithful love, lovingkindness, even beauty. In the bad sense it is translated reproof, envy, etc.
D3 It has the idea of kindness towards others motivated by love.
D4 The Psalmist (Ethan) declares that God is this way.
D5 Why do many people think God is mean, nasty, and carries a big stick to hit people?
C2 Is this a promise? Psalm 89:3-4 CSB - The LORD said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn an oath to David my servant: "'I will establish your offspring forever and build up your throne for all generations.' "Selah
C3 In Psalm 89:7 it is said that God is feared. What is the fear of God? And, do you fear Him?
C4 According to Psalm 89:11, do we own anything? Explain.
C5 Psalm 89:14, righteousness and justice are stated to be the foundation of His throne. Why would these two things be so important? Compare:
D1 Psalm 97:2 CSB - Clouds and total darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
D2 Proverbs 16:12 CSB - Wicked behavior is detestable to kings, since a throne is established through righteousness.
C6 Who is the Holy One of Israel mentioned in Psalm 89:18?
D1 Isaiah 10:20 CSB - On that day the remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no longer depend on the one who struck them, but they will faithfully depend on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.
D2 Isaiah 41:14 CSB - Do not fear, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel. I will help you' -- this is the LORD's declaration. Your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
D3 Isaiah 43:15 CSB - I am the LORD, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.
D4 Luke 4:34 CSB - Leave us alone! What do you have to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are —the Holy One of God!
D5 Acts 13:35 MEV So He says in another Psalm: ‘You will not let Your Holy One see decay.
D6 1 John 2:20 MEV But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.
D7 Revelation 3:7 MEV To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, He who is true, He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens, says these things.
B4 God’s promise to King David Psalm 89:19-37,
C1 Why did King David receive such high and lofty promises?
D1 1 Samuel 13:14 NKJV - But now your kingdom shall not continue. The LORD has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the LORD has commanded him [to be] commander over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you.
D2 Acts 13:22 NKJV - And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, 'I have found David the [son] of Jesse, a man after My [own] heart, who will do all My will.
C2 Even if King David’s descendants sin and rebel, God will not completely forsake His promise. Most of David’s descendants did rebel. Who is the one who was perfect and sinless?
D1 Matthew 1:1 KJV - The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
D2 Matthew 22:42-44 (MEV) “What do you think of the Christ? Whose Son is He?” They said to Him, “The Son of David.” He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying: ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, until I make Your enemies Your footstool” ’?
B5 God’s anger towards the king Psalm 89:38-45,
C1 In this portion, the Psalmist speaks strongly against God, protesting against His treatment. He uses phrases as You have cast off, You have been furious, You have renounced, You have profaned, You have broken down, You have exalted the enemies. Do you think God is angry that a mere mortal is talking disrespectfully like this?
D1 This is how the Psalmist perceives it.
D2 God is a counselor. He can take it.
D3 The Psalmist is venting.
E1 There are at least 2 types of venting. The first is emotionally healthy, while the second is not.
E2 Unhealthy venting
F1 leads to further problems and emotions worsening.
F2 is usually too long to solve any problems.
F3 can destroy a relationship.
E3 Healthy venting
F1 waits a little while before talking.
F2 expresses feelings over a few minutes, say 5 minutes, then quits. Going too long brings up more anger instead of resolving it. The other person might become angry, too. Short term venting, catharsis, relieves stress, but if it goes too long, increases stress.
F3 Seeks to resolve a problem, not create one.
E4 Some tips (You might find more info here, not necessarily Christian viewpoint).
F1 Wait a little before venting.
F2 Take some deep breaths.
F3 Think of things to be thankful for.
F4 Be considerate of the listener.
F5 Don’t vent to the person you are angry with.
F6 Go to the creek or someplace and yell at some trees.
F7 Know that God is a good listener.
F8 What are the steps the Psalmist uses?
E5 It might be helpful to discuss some verses
F1 Romans 15:1-3 MEV We who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak and not please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification. 3 For even Christ did not please Himself. But as it is written, “The insults of those who insulted You fell on Me.
F2 Galatians 5:13-14 (MEV) You, brothers, have been called to liberty. Only do not use liberty to give an opportunity to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
B6 Prayer to God for deliverance Psalm 89:46-52,
C1 Psalm 89:46 NKJV - How long, LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire? Compare: Psalm 13:1-2 NKJV - To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, [Having] sorrow in my heart daily? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
C2 Hasn’t there been a time in your life that you felt this way?
C3 How would you answer the question in Psalm 89:46?
C4 How could Psalm 89:46 be helpful and comforting to someone?
C5 How would you answer this question: Psalm 89:47 CSB - Remember how short my life is. Have you created everyone for nothing?
C6 How would you answer these: Psalm 89:48 CSB - What courageous person can live and never see death? Who can save himself from the power of Sheol?Selah
C7 Why would the Psalmist ask this question: Psalm 89:49 CSB - Lord, where are the former acts of your faithful love that you swore to David in your faithfulness?
C8 I thought we had to forgive everyone. Why would the Psalmist ask God: Psalm 89:50-51 CSB - Remember, Lord, the ridicule against your servants -- in my heart I carry abuse from all the peoples -- how your enemies have ridiculed, LORD, how they have ridiculed every step of your anointed. It appears he wants God to remember their evil.
C9 After all the complaints prayed to God, Ethan prays: Psalm 89:52 CSB - Blessed be the LORD forever. Amen and amen. How is this a good attitude to have in difficulties and pleasures?
B7 Questions
C1 Name some ways how love is enduring.
C2 What is the difference between God’s love and human love, or can they be the same?
B8 Next week:
C1 Bless the Lord
C2 Theme: A Song of Praise
C3 Scripture: Psalm 103

07 April 2018

Conditions for Divorce

My Understanding of Scriptural Reasons for Allowing Divorce

God's standard is marriage until one spouse dies. God's standard is never to steal, never to lie, never to covet, never to blaspheme, but we all know it happens. Sometimes marriages are wrong. Hence, my thoughts.

Conditions for Divorce

Len Gane
2017 Update 19 Apr 19


B1 God’s will
C1 Verses
D1 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. (Genesis 2:24, NKJV)
D2 “So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Matthew 19:6, NKJV)
C1 Some may not want marriage
C2 Some may want but won’t be married
D1 No one available
D2 Eunuchs for the kingdom, or by force (as from a King)
E1 But He said to them, “All cannot accept this saying, but only [those] to whom it has been given: “For there are eunuchs who were born thus from [their] mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He who is able to accept [it,] let him accept [it.”] (Matthew 19:11-12, NKJV)
E2 Jesus answered, “This teaching does not apply to everyone, but only to those to whom God has given it. For there are different reasons why men cannot marry: some, because they were born that way; others, because men made them that way; and others do not marry for the sake of the Kingdom of heaven. Let him who can accept this teaching do so.” (Matthew 19:11-12, GNB92)
D3 No one asked
B2 God blesses
C1 And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him." (Genesis 2:18, NKJV)
C2 Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. (Hebrews 13:4, NKJV).
C3 Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice with the wife of your youth. As a loving deer and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; And always be enraptured with her love. For why should you, my son, be enraptured by an immoral woman, And be embraced in the arms of a seductress? (Proverbs 5:18-20, NKJV).
C4 Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity; for that is your portion in life, and in the labor which you perform under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 9:9, NKJV)
C5 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 9:4-8a, NKJV)
C6 And many other verses


B1 Not God’s will: This is another thing you do. You drown the LORD's altar with tears, weeping and wailing because he no longer accepts the offerings you bring him. You ask why he no longer accepts them. It is because he knows you have broken your promise to the wife you married when you were young. She was your partner, and you have broken your promise to her, although you promised before God that you would be faithful to her. Didn't God make you one body and spirit with her? What was his purpose in this? It was that you should have children who are truly God's people. So make sure that none of you breaks his promise to his wife. “I hate divorce,” says the LORD God of Israel. “I hate it when one of you does such a cruel thing to his wife. Make sure that you do not break your promise to be faithful to your wife.” (Malachi 2:13-16, GNB92)
B2 By permission
C1 Sexual sins
D1 Incest:
E1 The LORD gave the following regulations. Do not have sexual intercourse with any of your relatives. Do not disgrace your father by having intercourse with your mother. You must not disgrace your own mother. Do not disgrace your father by having intercourse with any of his other wives. Do not have intercourse with your sister or your stepsister, whether or not she was brought up in the same house with you. Do not have intercourse with your granddaughter; that would be a disgrace to you. Do not have intercourse with a half sister; she, too, is your sister. Do not have intercourse with an aunt, whether she is your father's sister or your mother's sister. --- Do not have intercourse with your uncle's wife; she, too, is your aunt. Do not have intercourse with your daughter-in-law or with your brother's wife. Do not have intercourse with the daughter or granddaughter of a woman with whom you have had intercourse; they may be related to you, and that would be incest. Do not take your wife's sister as one of your wives, as long as your wife is living. (Leviticus 18:6-18, GNB92)
E2 Compare the sin happening in Corinth. 1 Corinthians 5:1-5 PickNT It is actually reported that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as not even pagans talk about—that someone has his father's wife! 2 And you are puffed up and not even grieved, so as to exclude the one who has done this deed from your fellowship. 3 For I indeed, as present in spirit though absent in body, have already judged the one who created this situation, as though I were present: 4 in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you and my spirit being together, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5 we must hand such a one over to Satan for a destruction of the 'flesh', that the spirit may be saved in the Day of the Lord Jesus.
D2 Adultery
E1 Verses
F1 When Jesus finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went to the territory of Judea on the other side of the Jordan River. Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there. Some Pharisees came to him and tried to trap him by asking, “Does our Law allow a man to divorce his wife for whatever reason he wishes?” Jesus answered, “Haven't you read the scripture that says that in the beginning the Creator made people male and female? And God said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and unite with his wife, and the two will become one.’ So they are no longer two, but one. No human being must separate, then, what God has joined together.” The Pharisees asked him, “Why, then, did Moses give the law for a man to hand his wife a divorce notice and send her away?” Jesus answered, “Moses gave you permission to divorce your wives because you are so hard to teach. But it was not like that at the time of creation. I tell you, then, that any man who divorces his wife for any cause other than her unfaithfulness, commits adultery if he marries some other woman.” (Matthew 19:1-9, GNB92)
F2 “But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery. (Matthew 5:32, NKJV)
E2 Comment
F1 Does not mean you must divorce
F2 Does mean it is allowed. Often this is preferred.
D3 Porn
E1 Verse: “But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery. (Matthew 5:32, NKJV)
E2 Comment
F1 The word for sexual immorality is πορνεία porneia.
F2 The word includes adultery, incest, and porn
F3 This is a serious addiction that God hates.
F4 It is adultery in the heart.
F5 Can be repented of but not common.
C2 Desertion
D1 Physical leaving
E1 Verse: But if the unbelieving partners leave, let them go. Under these circumstances a Christian man or Christian woman is not bound by a marriage vow. God has called you to live in peace. (I Corinthians 7:15 [GodsWord])
E2 Comment
F1 Not all agree with this interpretation
F2 Many do
F3 The individual must decide
D2 Spiritual leaving
E1 This is becoming an agnostic, atheist, or abandoning Christ for another religion.
E2 This is allowed, because it is a denial of one’s vows and a spiritual danger to the believing spouse.
E3 Divorce is recommended.
E4 Remarriage is allowed.
D3 Abuse
E1 This is not because the toilet paper unrolls the wrong way.
E2 It is physical, sexual, spiritual, financial, mental, emotional, verbal, etc. abuse.
E3 This is desertion of the marriage vows.
E4 Divorce is recommended.
E5 No contact to low contact is necessary.
E6 Remarriage is allowed.
E7 1 Corinthians 5:11 GW Now, what I meant was that you should not associate with people who call themselves brothers or sisters in the Christian faith but live in sexual sin, are greedy, worship false gods, use abusive language, get drunk, or are dishonest. Don't eat with such people.
C3 If you stay, you or your children may lose salvation and faith
D1 A relationship that might lead to a denial of Jesus Christ
E1 Verses
F1 All these men had foreign wives. They divorced them and sent them and their children away. (Ezra 10:44, GNB92)
F2 “The LORD your God will bring you into the land that you are going to occupy, and he will drive many nations out of it. As you advance, he will drive out seven nations larger and more powerful than you: the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. When the LORD your God places these people in your power and you defeat them, you must put them all to death. Do not make an alliance with them or show them any mercy. Do not marry any of them, and do not let your children marry any of them, because then they would lead your children away from the LORD to worship other gods. If that happens, the LORD will be angry with you and destroy you at once. So then, tear down their altars, break their sacred stone pillars in pieces, cut down their symbols of the goddess Asherah, and burn their idols. Do this because you belong to the LORD your God. From all the peoples on earth he chose you to be his own special people. (Deuteronomy 7:1-6, GNB92)
E2 Comment
F1 Marrying non-Israelite women within the boundaries of Israel was forbidden for the reason given above. Deuteronomy 7:1-6
F2 Marrying non-Israelite women outside the boundaries of Israel was allowed
G1 “When you go to attack a city, first give its people a chance to surrender. If they open the gates and surrender, they are all to become your slaves and do forced labor for you. But if the people of that city will not surrender, but choose to fight, surround it with your army. Then, when the LORD your God lets you capture the city, kill every man in it. You may, however, take for yourselves the women, the children, the livestock, and everything else in the city. You may use everything that belongs to your enemies. The LORD has given it to you. That is how you are to deal with those cities that are far away from the land you will settle in. (Deuteronomy 20:10-15, GNB92)
G2 “When the LORD your God gives you victory in battle and you take prisoners, you may see among them a beautiful woman that you like and want to marry. Take her to your home, where she will shave her head, cut her fingernails, and change her clothes. She is to stay in your home and mourn for her parents for a month; after that, you may marry her. Later, if you no longer want her, you are to let her go free. Since you forced her to have intercourse with you, you cannot treat her as a slave and sell her. (Deuteronomy 21:10-14, GNB92)
D2 Might lead to a type of abuse, spiritual abuse.


B1 Not necessary
B2 If wished
C1 Allowable for
D1 Death: For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to [her] husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of [her] husband. So then if, while [her] husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man. (Romans 7:2-3, NKJV)
D2 Permissible reasons (listed above)
C2 Only in the Lord: A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 7:39, NKJV)


For sexual sins as incest (Leviticus 18:6-18), adultery (Matthew 19:1-9), porn, which is adultery (Matthew 19:1-9), desertion (1 Corinthians 7:15), if spouse causes spiritual danger (false religion, religiously militant, violent)(Ezra 10:44, Deuteronomy 7:1-6), abuse (including physical, spiritual, verbal, financial, sexual, emotional, etc. This is a desertion of marriage vows, and they always need to divorce)(see 1 Corinthians 5:11, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

04 April 2018

He Shall Reign Forever

Theme: A song for the King

Scripture: Psalm 72

Objectives: (From the D6 Fusion Sunday School Lesson book)
Know: Jesus’ reign will be righteous, eternal, universal, benevolent, and glorious.
Think: View my life as service to the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Do: Honor, serve, and submit to Jesus as King.

B1 Introduction
C1 This Psalm is labeled “Of Solomon,” but it is probably “For Solomon.” Note the last note of the Psalm. Others believe the ending reflects the Psalms from 42-72 as David’s Book of Psalms.
C2 Most likely a prayer by David for his son, Solomon, as Solomon is crowned king.
C3 It is Messianic.
C4 One summary of the Psalms can be found here.
C5 This Psalm is thought to be the inspiration of Isaac Watts’ poem Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun.
C6 For most of the Psalm is a series of requests for the king.
B2 A summary
C1 That the king may
D1 Have God's justice
D2 Have God's righteousness
D3 Have agriculture blessed
D4 Help and bring justice to the afflicted and the poor
D5 Punish the oppressor
D6 Have an eternal reign
D7 Bring growth, health, and blessing
D8 See an increase in righteous people
D9 Rule the whole world
D10 All bow their knee to him
D11 All leaders and people serve him
C2 The king will
D1 Rescue the poor
D2 Deliver the afflicted
D3 Have compassion (and doing something to help) the poor, helpless, those who have no one to help them
D4 Save them from oppression and violence
D5 Love their lives
C3 That the king may
D1 Live a long time
D2 Have gold
D3 Have prayers offered to him
D4 Have people praise and bless him forever
D5 Have plenty to supply everyone's need
D6 Have his name endure forever
D7 Have all nations be blessed by his reign
C4 Praise God forever
D1 He alone can do miracles
D2 Be praised as God forever
D3 Is a wonderful and mighty creator
B4 Questions
C1 What kind of king is this?
C2 Do you know or have you read of any king who is like this?
C3 How could this Psalm not be just of Solomon?
B5 Psalm 72:1,
C1 The word for judgment, justice, is מִשְׁפָּט mishpat. It means to render a decision.
C2 Why is this important for a king?
C3 How can we apply this to any leader, pastor, Christian, or decision?
B6 Psalm 72:2-7,
C1 The Lord Jesus is the Prince of Peace, who will bring peace. Why do people reject Him when they are asking for peace?
C2 How can we be at peace in this life?
C3 How can we encourage God’s peace in the world?
C4 Why is it important that the king give justice to the poor?
C5 How do present day leaders fail in this?
C6 How will He save the children of the needy?
C7 How would you explain abundance of peace?
C8 These verses foretell the coming Millennial Peace when Jesus reigns on David’s throne in Jerusalem:
D1 Isaiah 11:6-9 NKJV - The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; Their young ones shall lie down together; And the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play by the cobra's hole, And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper's den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD As the waters cover the sea.
D2 Isaiah 9:6-7 NKJV - For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of [His] government and peace [There will be] no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
C9 Why can’t any world leader ever bring peace?
C10 How do these 2 verses bring peace?
D1 John 16:33 NKJV - "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
D2 Romans 5:1 NKJV - Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
B7 Psalm 72:8-11,
C1 Why will all fall down (bow) in His presence, before Him? Compare:
D1 Isaiah 45:23 NKJV - I have sworn by Myself; The word has gone out of My mouth [in] righteousness, And shall not return, That to Me every knee shall bow, Every tongue shall take an oath. (This is quoted in Romans 14:11).
D2 Philippians 2:10 NKJV - that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth.
C2 Why is there a mention of other kings? Will there be other kings?
B8 Psalm 72:12-16,
C1 Many heretics preach a social gospel for the world’s salvation. What is the difference in these two quotes: (Quotes were found here)
D1 Vance Havner: If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son, somebody would have given him a bed and a sandwich and he never would have gone home.
D2 Bill Clinton: I have always cherished the Methodist Church because it gave us the great gift of personal salvation but also the great obligation of social gospel, and I took that very seriously and have tried, tried to be guided in my own life ever since as an advocate for children and families, for women and men around the world who are oppressed and persecuted, denied their human rights and human dignity.
C2 How does the Bible describe the Gospel?
D1 John 6:29 NKJV - Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.
D2 John 20:31 NKJV - but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
D3 John 20:31 NKJV - but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
C3 How will Messiah’s justice and help for the needy be different, or are they?
C4 Why will Messiah’s kingdom see no hunger?
C5 How else will His kingdom be different?
B9 Psalm 72:17-20,
C1 How can this king live forever?
C2 Why doesn’t He become corrupt like most countries’ leaders?
C3 How will the whole earth be filled with His glory?
C4 How can the church and, more specifically, each Christian reflect the life and wishes of this King?
C5 How do we serve this king today?
C6 Who is this king?
B10 Next week
C1 A Lasting Love
C2 Theme: A Song of Enduring Love
C3 Scriptures: Psalm 89