Archive for the ‘Old Testament’ Category

Peter Ties David’s Prophecy to Jesus (Acts 2:25-31)

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Turning once again to Old Testament, Peter continues his sermon to the Jews in Jerusalem on Pentecost. Peter cites a prophecy of David in Psalm 16, and shows that David was talking about the Messiah, not himself. David’s body did decay – his grave is nearby. Peter shows that David looked ahead to Jesus, his earthly descendant. Jesus fulfilled David’s prophecies!

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Why “Calling on the Name of the Lord” Is for the Saved, Not the Unsaved

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

“Calling on the Name of the Lord” is one of the most misunderstood and misused phrases used by Christians. It is used as a formula for salvation, but simply cannot be when compared with Scripture. In this study, we look at six reasons why “calling on the name of the Lord” is for believers, not for unbelievers.

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Peter Quotes from Joel – The Context (Joel 2:1-32)

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

NOT A FORMULA FOR SALVATION. We need to understand what the context of Joel 2:32, “And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved.” This verse is quoted twice in the New Testament, but is most often completely misunderstood.

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Timeline of Truth: Summary of Ruth in Rhyme (Ruth 1-4)

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

In this sixteenth and final lesson regarding the wonderful Book of Ruth, we summarize and review by means of the book being put to rhyme.

The LORD is always in control, Though we may be unaware. And the LORD may work over many years, And allow troubles hard to bear. But the LORD is always in control! We can trust His loving care!

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Timeline of Truth: God’s Control: Evidenced by David’s Genealogy (Ruth 4:18-22)

Monday, December 9th, 2019

What do 10 generations of genealogy tell us regarding God and His plan and His control? As we study those listed in this genealogy and the times in which they lived, we can see God at work in the big picture and in the small details of life. God is in control. Do you trust Him?

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Timeline of Truth: The LORD Accomplishes (a Step in) His Plan (Ruth 4:14-17)

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

In these final verses of narrative, we see God bringing His plan to completion. God continuously controls the details of life to bring about His ultimate will and to bless His obedient followers.

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Timeline of Truth: God’s Blessing of Children Spoken and Illustrated (Ruth 4:11b-13)

Sunday, November 24th, 2019

God is involved in conception, and that conflicts with much of what is believed and practiced today by the church and the world. Ruth 4:11-13 give one of the clearest illustrations and explanations of God’s direct involvement in the conceiving of children. We study this passage, and ask 8 important questions that need to be asked regarding God and conception.

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Timeline of Truth: Boaz Goes to the Gate to Secure Ruth’s Future (Ruth 4:1-6)

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Boaz promptly keeps his promise to pursue a Biblical solution for Ruth. He gets to the city gate early to be able to meet the closer relative. He gathers the necessary witnesses and gets down to business. He truly works to bring the uncertain future of Ruth to a certain end. Like Boaz, when we know what God wants us to do, we need to do it promptly.

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Timeline of Truth: Ruth Approaches Boaz as Naomi Instructed (Ruth 3:6-18)

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Ruth acts on Naomi’s detailed instructions as to where, when, and how to approach Boaz regarding marriage. Boaz, surprised, replies with good, but complicated news. We review why Boaz may not have taken action on his own. We also review why this was appropriate to do, and why this was a righteous act toward a righteous man. God works through the godly guidance, initiative, and obedience of His people.

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Timeline of Truth: Naomi Guides Ruth to Approach Boaz (Ruth 3:1-5)

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Harvest season is over. Boaz had continued to provide for and protect Ruth. Boaz takes no further action as a potential kinsman-redeemer (and we give several suggestions as to why both Boaz and Naomi hesitate). We look at how Naomi takes action, directing Ruth to approach Boaz with a marriage proposal based upon his kinsman-redeemer relationship. We also discuss five key responsibilities of a kinsman-redeemer.

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