Archive for April 2014

Lesson 373 People of Promise 16 Resurrected

This is Easter Sunday, and of course, it is the basis of all we believe about our Lord and Savior. As Christians, we clearly understand that Jesus did, in fact, rise from death. But, if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not risen; And if Christ has not risen, then our [...]

Lesson 372 People of Promise 15 Prophets

Prophets always seem to get the short end of the stick. I think this is because we only think of prophets as Old Testaments characters, clad in rough clothing and delivering withering messages of doom and destruction to a rebellious nation. And yes, God needed this type of prophet to speak to a “stiff necked” [...]

Lesson 371 People of Promise 14 The Temple

God’s association with fallen man was first to be with us, among us. When Moses led the 12 tribes to freedom, God was there and held the Egyptians back with a column of darkness so that the Israelites could escape through the Red Sea (Ex. 14:19-20). When they wandered in the wilderness for forty years [...]

Lesson 370 People of Promise 13 Priests

J       We have discussed the fact of our priesthood in the past, but we need to look at it afresh with the idea of it being a promise made to us, through Christ Jesus. Remember, no promises were made directly to us, they all come through our father of faith, Abraham, and [...]

Lesson 369 People of Promise 12 Peacemakers

As children of God we are most certainly overcoming kings in our lives. As I noted, not just a king, because kings can be weak and ineffective. We are overcoming kings (1John 4:4, Rom 5:17). We are even more than that. Paul noted that we should always give thanks to God Who gives us the [...]

Lesson 368 People of Promise 11 Overcomers

It’s good to be a king, even better to be an overcoming king. Kings, after all, can be weak and ineffective. That’s not the way God designed His hierarchy of kingship. Jesus is the King of all creation, there is no one above Him (Acts 10:36, Eph. 1:21-22). Jesus is the ultimate Overcomer. We are [...]

Lesson 367 People of Promise 10 kings

When John encounters Jesus in the Book of Revelation, he is stunned at the power and authority that his old Friend and Lord and Master displays. John writes, When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as if dead. But He laid His right hand on me and said, Do not be afraid! I [...]