King Jesus and the Reign of God
The main message of the Bible declares God’s power to accomplish His eternal redemptive purpose. God, the Creator, wants loving fellowship with mankind, whom He created in His image. The reign of God’s King, Jesus, is more than some nice figure or feature of redemption. It is more than a promise about the end of time. God’s covenant with David reveals a very important aspect of God’s purpose: The Reign of His King! The reign of Christ is a fact of the here and now, and it is a necessity for God’s purpose in His church.
Some passages that will help our understanding of this thought (Psa 2; 2 Sam 7:12-14; Eph 1:17-21; Rev 1:8, 17b-8; 19:11-16).
The Main Message of the Bible: Christ Jesus our High Priest
The Bible gives us an abundance of evidence about our God. He is powerful. He is the God of protection, deliverance, and the God who gives life to the dead. He is eternally powerful to keep His promises, and He abounds in faithfulness to His promises!
Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of all God’s promises, and it is His work as our High Priest by which we are able to come to God, not on our own but through the ministry of Him who lives forever to intercede for us (Heb 2:14-17; 4:14-16; 7:16, 25).
Through Distance, Darkness, and Enemies – God Is There
Good friends and neighbors, we say, are there with us through it all. God, far beyond a good friend or neighbor is there. Our search in this life needs to be for Him, who knows us the best (Psa 139; Heb 13:5-6).
We are pleased to offer The Adventure in Bible Study correspondence course to one and all. There is no cost to take the course. It will give members a better understanding of the Bible and will help those looking to understand how to become a Christian, a wonderful avenue to accomplish that goal. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for particulars.
All men are invited to attend the weekly men’s meeting for prayer and Bible study. It takes place in the family center at 7:00p each Thursday evening.
Matthew 21:1-5 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethpage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:….
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
Matthew 26:15 “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.
Matthew 27:3,5,9-10 3When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders. 5 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. 9-10 Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “They took the thirty silver coins, the price set on him by the people of Israel, and they used them to buy the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.”
Zechariah 11:12-13 I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver. And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord to the potter.
-God loves so we should love.
-God loves and He wants us to love in words, actions, truth & humility.
-God blesses the obedient: humble, honest, submissive, faithful
-God is faithful all the time, so we should be faithful.
-God’s purpose will go forward.
-God opposes the proud.
Bible reading plan
|Sun. Gen. 1-3|
|Mon. Gen. 4-7|
|Tue. Gen. 8-10|
|The Ancient World|
|Wed. Job 1-5|
|Thurs. Job 6-10|
|Fri. Job 11-14|
|Sat. Job 15-19|
|You may pick-up this reading schedule in the foyer.|
A psalm of David.
1 Let all that I am praise the LORD;
with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
2 Let all that I am praise the LORD;
may I never forget the good things he does for me.
3 He forgives all my sins
and heals all my diseases.
4 He redeems me from death
and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
5 He fills my life with good things.
My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!
6 The LORD gives righteousness
and justice to all who are treated unfairly.
7 He revealed his character to Moses
and his deeds to the people of Israel.
8 The LORD is compassionate and merciful,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
9 He will not constantly accuse us,
nor remain angry forever.
10 He does not punish us for all our sins;
he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
11 For his unfailing love toward those who fear him
is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
12 He has removed our sins as far from us
as the east is from the west.
13 The LORD is like a father to his children,
tender and compassionate to those who fear him
14 For he knows how weak we are;
he remembers we are only dust.
15 Our days on earth are like grass;
like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
16 The wind blows, and we are gone—
as though we had never been here.
17 But the love of the LORD remains forever
with those who fear him.
His salvation extends to the children’s children
18 of those who are faithful to his covenant,
of those who obey his commandments!
19 The LORD has made the heavens his throne;
from there he rules over everything.
20 Praise the LORD, you angels,
you mighty ones who carry out his plans,
listening for each of his commands.
21 Yes, praise the LORD, you armies of angels
who serve him and do his will!
22 Praise the LORD, everything he has created,
everything in all his kingdom.
Let all that I am praise the LORD