A Son Shall Be Given: Mighty God (Isaiah 9:6-7)
Incarnation: Take On Flesh
Jesus is the _______________________
(El Gabbor) אֵל גִּבּוֹר
The Mystery of the ________________
The Trinity is the reality that God is One Being revealed in three distinct, coexistent Persons.
There is Only ______________ God (Deut. 6:4, Isaiah 43:10, 44:6)
There are __________________ Distinct Persons Who Are Called God
The Father is God (Matthew 6:9)
The Son is God (Isaiah 9:6, John 8:56-59, 20:28, Titus 2:13, 2 Peter 1:1)
The Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3-4, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Hebrews 9:14)
All Three Persons Are ____________ and ____________________ (Ephesians 1:3-14, Matthew 28:19)
The Mystery of the _____________________
Jesus has Two Natures United in One Person
Jesus has a ____________ Nature (John 1:1)
Jesus has a ____________ Nature (John 1:14)
Both Natures _______________ In One Person
The Mystery of the ___________________
In the birth of Jesus, God the Son is ____________ into the world (Isaiah 9:6, Luke 1:35)
In the death of Jesus, God the Son ______________ for the sins of the world (Philippians 2:6-8)
In the ascension of Jesus, God the Son _______________ over the world (Philippians 2:9, Hebrews 2:18)
In the return of Jesus, God the Son _____________________ the World (Philippians 2:10-11)
- These Mysteries Should Call Us to _____________________ (Romans 11:33-36)
- These Mysteries Should Comfort Us With ___________________ (Ephesians 1:3-14)
- These Mysteries Should Confront Us With ___________________ (Matthew 16:13-17)
Memory Verse: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 ESV
When Grief Is Near and God Seems Far (Psalm 13)
David’s DISTRESS (1-2)
UPWARD: David Felt Forgotten by His God (Psalm 13:1)
INWARD: David Was Conflicted in His Heart (Psalm 13:2)
OUTWARD: David Was Assaulted by His Enemies (Psalm 13:2)
David’s DEMAND (3-4)
David Prayed for God’s ATTENTION (Psalm 13:3, 8:3-8)
David Prayed for God’s STRENGTH (Psalm 13:3, Proverbs 29:13, 1 Samuel 14:27)
David’s DEVOTION (5-6)
David Responds With FAITH (Psalm 13:5, Exodus 15:13, Matthew 24:35 חֶסֶד “Hes-sed” Loving Kindness, Covenant Love"
David Responds With WORSHIP (Psalm 13:5, Philippians 4:4, Romans 1:21)
David Responds With PERSPECTIVE (Psalm 13:6, Romans 8:28-39)
Memory Verse: I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.
- Psalm 13:6 ESV
The Lord's Supper (1 Corinthians 11:17-34)
5 Big Questions About the Lord's Supper...
Is The Supper For?
Do We Eat and Drink?
The Bread Represents the ________ Of Christ
The Drink Represents the __________ Of Christ
Why Don't We Believe The Bread and Drink Changes Substance (Transubstantiation)?
- Contradicts the Biblical View of Salvation
- Contradicts the Words of Paul and Jesus
- Contradicts Jesus' Use of Figurative Language
Should We Take The Supper?
Answer: ________! (11:26, Acts 2:42, 20:7)
Should We Take the Supper?
The Lord's Supper is Meant to Be Taken Together as a _____________. (11:17, 18, 20, 33, 34)
Do We Take The Supper?
- The Lord's Supper _________ the Body of Christ (11:17-22)
- The Lord's Supper ______________ the Message of Christ (11:26)
- The Lord's Supper ______________ the Work of Christ (11:25)
- The Lord's Supper ___________ Believers to Christ. (10:16-17)
Though the Supper we fellowship (koinonia κοινωνία) with Jesus.
Memory Verse: For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
1 Corinthians 11:26 ESV
The Table and the Tower (Genesis 10-11)
Genesis 10 is another genealogy (Hebrew: "teledot" תּוֹלֵדוֹת)
Also used in Genesis 2:4, 5:1, 6:9, 10:1, 10:32, 11:10, 27)
Humanity United in Common ______________________
Sons of Japheth: Nations Far From Israel
Sons of Ham: Nations Close and Opposed to Israel
Sons of Shem: Israel and Adjacent Nations.
Reflection Question: Do We View Others Around Us, Even Those Who are Wildly Different From Us, as a Part of the Human Family With Us?
Humanity Divided by Sinful ______________________
Reflection Question: How Often Do We Believe That We Know Better than God Does for Our Lives?
Humanity Humbled By Divine ______________________
Reflection Question: Do We Believe We Can Solve All the World’s Problems On Our Own?
The Good News: The Story Doesn’t Stop There!
Babel’s______________ (Acts 2:2-11)
Babel’s_______________ (Revelation 7:9-10)
Reflection Question: Do We See Ourselves As a Part of God’s Great Mission to the World? (Matthew 28:18-20)
Memory Verse: Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.
-Genesis 11:9 ESV
New Adam, Same Problem (Genesis 9)
Noah is a New _____________________
1. The ____________________ Of Noah
Four Responsibilities We Share With Noah:
2. The _________ of Noah
3. The _______________ with Noah
The Scope: _________________
The Promise: _______________________
The Sign: ______________________
The Extent: _______________________
_________________________ Our Definition of the "Good Life"
_________________________ Our Hopes for Change
_________________________ Our Hearts In Worship
Memory Verses: When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. - Genesis 9:14-15
Waiting in the Waters (Genesis 7-8)
The Flood was ________________
Three Common Questions….
How Do We Know the Flood Was Historical?
How Did Noah Fit Every Animal on the Ark?
Could the Ark Float?
The Flood was an Act of ________________
Parallels Between Genesis 1 and 8
Wind/Spirit Moving on Waters
Water and Sky with no Dry Land
Land/Vegetation Coming From The Water
Animals/Mankind "Filling" Creation
The Flood is a Call to __________________
Memory Verse: But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided. - Genesis 8:1
Why The Flood? (Genesis 6)
The Wickedness of ________________
The Righteousness of ______________
God Spoke A Promise of ___________________________
God Spoke A Promise of ___________________________
Memory Verse: By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. - Hebrews 11:7
What Does This Genealogy Have to Do With Me? (Genesis 5)
Three Questions To Ask All Genealogies….
____________ Is It Here?
____________ Is Here?
____________ Is It Going?
Memory Verse: All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Good Ole Days No More (Genesis 4:1-26)
Two __________________________ (Genesis 4:1-5)
Two __________________________ (Genesis 4:6-9)
Two __________________________ (Genesis 4:10-16)
Two __________________________ (Genesis 4:17-26)
Memory Verse: We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous. -1 John 3:12