Friday, May 25, 2012

The Rest of God

Tu. 5/29/12:  Hebrews 4:3 – 5 (NKJV)            Who enters God’s rest?
For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:
      “So I swore in My wrath,
      ‘They shall not enter My rest,’”
although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; and again in this place: “They shall not enter My rest.”
Who enters God’s rest? We, who believe, enter this rest.
We. 5/30/12: Hebrews 4:6 – 7 (NKJV)            Who did not enter God’s rest?
Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said:
      “Today, if you will hear His voice,
      Do not harden your hearts.”
Who did not enter God’s rest? Those who hardened their hearts in unbelief did not enter.
Th. 5/31/12: Hebrews 4:8 – 9 (NKJV)            What remains after Joshua?           
For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.
What remains after Joshua? There remains a rest for the people of God.
Fr. 6/1/12: Hebrews 4:10 – 11 (NKJV)            What must we do?
For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.
What must we do? We must diligently seek to enter that rest and not fall.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Our High Priest

Mo. 5/21/12: Hebrews 2:9                  What did Christ taste?
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.
What did Christ taste? Jesus Christ tasted death to give us eternal life.

Tu. 5/22/12: Hebrews 2:10                  What was fitting for Christ?
For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
What was fitting for Christ? Salvation’s was through His sufferings.

We. 5/23/12: Hebrews 2:14 – 15                  What did Christ’s death accomplish?
Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
What did Christ’s death accomplish? Christ destroyed the devil who had the power of death.

Th. 5/24/12: Hebrews 2:17                  What does our High Priest make?
Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
What does our High Priest make? He made propitiation for our sin.

Fr. 5/25/12: Hebrews 2:2 – 4                  Can we neglect and escape penalty?
For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?
Can we neglect and escape penalty? We cannot: God’s word accompanied with signs and passed on by those who heard is confirmed in scripture.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Work Of Jesus Christ

Mon. 5/14/12: 1 Peter 3:18 (NKJV)            Why did Christ suffer for sin?
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,
 Why did Christ suffer for sin? Christ suffered ONCE for sin; the perfect one for us sinners.
Tue. 5/15/12: 1 Peter 4:1-2 (NKJV)            Does Christ’s suffering affect us believers?
Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
Does Christ’s suffering affect us believers? If He suffered to do God’s will, our attitude should be the same: let human desires be superseded by God’s will.
Wed. 5/16/12: 1 Peter 4:10-11 (NKJV)            Should a believer use his gift?
As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Should a believer use his gift? Use God’s gift as a good steward to glorify God through Jesus Christ.
Thu. 5/17/12: 1 Peter 4:12-13 (NKJV)            Why share Christ’s sufferings?
Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
Why share Christ’s sufferings? When Christ returns to reward, you will be overjoyed.
Fri. 5/18/12: 1 Peter 5:10-11 (NKJV)            Who has called you to Himself?
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Who has called you to Himself? God has called you to His eternal glory and will be your strength.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Apostle Peter's Gospel

Mon. 5/7/12: 1 Peter 1:3-5             (NKJV)            What is the new birth?

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
What is the new birth? A living hope of a heavenly inheritance reserved for you through faith.

Tue. 5/8/12: 1 Peter 1:8-9             (NKJV)            What is the result of your belief?

whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.
What is the result of your belief? You attain the salvation of your soul.

Wed. 5/9/12: 1 Peter 1:17-19             (NKJV)            What was your ransom?

And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
What was your ransom? Not silver or gold, but the precious blood of Christ.

Thu. 5/10/12: 1 Peter 2:9             (NKJV)            Who are we now?

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light
Who are we now? We are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.

Fri. 5/11/12: 1 Peter 2:24-25             (NKJV)            What did Christ do?

who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
What did Christ do and what was the result? He took our sins on His body on the cross to make us free from sin.