By David Watson

Benchley, December 25, 2016

  • Salvation!
  • The story of the Old Testament
    • Genesis 1 – Creation
      • Ecclesiastes 7:29 – Man chooses to do wrong even though God made him upright.
      • I John 3:4 – Sin is transgression of the law.
      • Isaiah 59:2
      • Romans 5:12 – Death spread to all men because of sin.
      • Ezekiel 18:20 – We do not inherit sin.
    • Within the first few chapters of the Bible, we have been introduced to the problem:
    • Genesis 12:1-7 – God makes 3 promises to Abraham
      • Nation – Old Testament
      • Land – Old Testament
      • Universal blessing
    • Genesis 50:26 – Joseph dies with the Israelites still in Egypt.
    • Exodus 12:37-40 – Israelites leave Egypt.
    • Deuteronomy 4:1 – Deuteronomy repeats the law and urges the Israelites to obey it this time.
    • Judges 2:8 – The next generation was not faithful. Judges are brought in to rule the people.
    • The Israelites desire a king. Saul, David, and Solomon are the first three kings, ruling for 40 years each (the united kingdom).
    • The Israelites fall into idolatry and the kingdom splits.
      • II Kings 17:5-6
      • The northern kingdom falls to Assyrian captivity in 721 B.C.
      • In 586 B.C., Judah falls and is taken into Babylonian captivity.
    • Ezra and Nehemiah: Israelites allowed to return to rebuild under Cyrus.
      • Nehemiah 9:1-3, 30-37
      • It is important to follow God’s law!
    • God shows us the need that mankind had for a system of salvation. The stage is set for that 3rd promise.
    • Jeremiah 31:31
  • The story of the New Testament
    • Matthew 1:1, 17
    • John 1:1, 14-18 – John comes to prepare the way for Jesus.
    • Matthew 4:23
    • John 18:36 – Jesus was not the kind of earthly leader many were expecting.
    • Jesus rebukes the Pharisees, who were esteemed as religious leaders. This angers the authorities.
    • Matthew 27:50-54 – Finally the authorities are so angry that Jesus is crucified.
    • Matthew 10:4
    • Hebrews 9:22 – Bloodshed is required to atone for sin.
    • Acts 2:22-41 – Peter preaches the gospel for the first time, encouraging people to be baptized for forgiveness of their sins.
    • Colossians 2:14 – The Old Covenant is no longer in effect.
    • Ephesians 4:4 – Jesus is the head of one body.
    • Colossians 1:18 – This body is called the church.
    • Ephesians 5:23 – Jesus it the Savior of the one body.
    • II Corinthians 5:10
    • Romans 10:2-3
    • I Corinthians 15:52
    • Romans 14:12
    • Matthew 25:46 – Heaven awaits the obedient and Hell awaits the disobedient.
  • Hebrews 5:9

 

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