God’s Relationship With A Tiny Israel Opens Our Eyes To What God Is Like, What He Is Up To And How The Rest Of The Planet Could Some Day Fit In.
God is a covenant maker and a faithful covenant keeper. -- Daniel 9:4
Covenant defines God’s way of connecting with humans.
We’ve learned that we can have a predictable relationship with the Creator of the universe.
And he had an aim of one day including others…people of all nationalities. -- Genesis 12:3
Their Relationship With God Was Based On Sacrifice
Animal sacrifice was God amazing way of resolving the matters of his love and justice. --Leviticus 1:3-4
Sin offerings became the norm…1500 years of blood sacrifice kept Hebrews in a tentative relationship with God.
Unblemished male animals went to the altar…thousands and thousands of them!
Jesus Built On The Idea Of Sacrifice And Forgiveness
He said he would lay down his life for us. --Luke 10:14-18
Jesus used a multitude of parables to describe life in the coming kingdom
Belief in Jesus became the ‘test of fellowship’…believers were given power to become sons of God. --John 1:11-13
The Apostle Peter Explained How The Death, Burial And Resurrection Marked Jesus As The Messiah… The King of A New Era
The Christ would not be abandoned to the grave. --Acts 2:31
God raised Jesus to life. --Acts 2:32
The conclusion…Jesus is Lord and Savior. --Acts 2:36
The appropriate response? Repent and get baptized. --Acts 2:38
I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. I trust him as my Lord and Savior. Confession
The Apostle Peter Explained How The Death, Burial Those Who Became Disciples Of Jesus ‘Devoted Themselves To The Apostle’s Teaching, To The Fellowship, To The Breaking Of Bread And To Prayer’.
Many signs were done by the Apostles.
The people were generous with each other, selling land to help each other out.
They met together in each other’s homes.
They had glad and sincere hearts, praising God.
The Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. --Acts 2:42-47
The Old System Which Started With Moses Made Way For God’s Long-Awaited Plan: The Church
God’s amazing plan for opening his arms to Jews and Gentiles: Jesus! --Ephesians 2:11-13
Jesus is our peace. We have peace with God and peace with other believers. --Ephesians 2:14-18
No more lambs. No more barriers. No more list of laws. Jesus is enough. --Ephesians 2:19-22
Today God Invites Us To Join Him…He Says ‘Come!’ "Come!" say the Spirit and the Bride. Whoever hears, echo, "Come!" Is anyone thirsty? Come! All who will, come and drink, Drink freely of the Water of Life!” --Revelation 22:17 Message
God has had visions of a ‘new humanity’ since before the earth was formed.
It took a while for the ‘mystery’ to be revealed. But when it did, Oh Brother!
Call it the Church, the Kingdom or God’s Family. It (they) is now global with ‘forever’ built in.
Go with the Church On Your Mind People moving from darkness to light