Promises Made
Promises Kept
The Point of the
           Bible is Jesus


Old Testament makes promises about Christ
New Testament keeps promises about ...
NT = 27 Books
NT = 27 Books



4 Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke John
NT = 27 Books



4 Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke John
Acts is a book of History
NT = 27 Books



4 Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke John
Acts is a book of History
21 Letters of encouragement, correction, a...
NT = 27 Books



4 Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke John
Acts is a book of History
21 Letters of encouragement, correction, a...
In the NT, God finally has a people
who are not just ceremonially clean.
The guilt of sin has been REMOVED
because of the C...
The Answer to the Riddle:

How does God both FORGIVE
& PUNISH?
The Answer to the Riddle:

How does God both FORGIVE
& PUNISH?


New Covenant, reestablished
relationship between God and
...
Jesus Fulfills the OT

Promise to Moses of a coming Prophet
  (Deut. 18:15-19)

Promise to David of coming King
  (2 Sam. 7...
The Gospels

Eyewitness and primary source
recounts of Jesus.
The Gospels

Eyewitness and primary source
recounts of Jesus.

Jesus declaring to be God in flesh
Matthew
Matthew

Written for Jewish audience
Matthew

Written for Jewish audience

Jesus as fulfillment of Prophecy
Matthew

Written for Jewish audience

Jesus as fulfillment of Prophecy

Five teaching sections, each showing
that Jesus is ...
Mark
Mark

Compilation of Peterʼs recollections
Mark

Compilation of Peterʼs recollections

Written to Roman audience
Mark

Compilation of Peterʼs recollections

Written to Roman audience

Maybe penned as Peter was about to
be executed
Luke
Luke

“Gospel to the Gentiles”
Luke

“Gospel to the Gentiles”

Shows that Jesus came for all, not
just Jews
Luke

“Gospel to the Gentiles”

Shows that Jesus came for all, not
just Jews

Acts = Part 2, and details the
expansion of ...
John
John

Clearly lays out that Jesus is Messiah,
and that Messiah is God
John

Clearly lays out that Jesus is Messiah,
and that Messiah is God

“These are written that you may
believe that Jesus ...
Acts



Descriptive NOT Prescriptive
The Epistles

1 & 2 Corinthians
written to a church with lots of troubles

Helped them navigate secular society while
stru...
The Epistles

Galatians
Sharp edge of Paulʼs teaching

Very clear about what God is saying and
doesnʼt mince words
The Epistles
Ephesians
New church in need of details

Mixing of Jews and Gentiles in a major city
with long reaching poten...
The Epistles

Philippians
Happiest book of the NT

Great letter of encouragement to a group that
apparently GOT IT
The Epistles

Colossians
My favorite

Concise snapshot of all Paulʼs teachings

About Christʼs supremacy over ALL things
The Epistles

1 & 2 Thessalonians
Two of Paulʼs earliest letters

Paul writes to correct some misunderstandings

Tells the...
The Epistles


1 & 2 Timothy..... Titus
Personal letters to men trained by Paul

Encouraging them to stay focused and to n...
The Epistles


Philemon
Personal letter

Very interesting letter... we get to see how Paul
deals with a slave owner
Have Been Saved
Have Been Saved


Ephesians 2
Have Been Saved


Ephesians 2
8 For by grace you have been saved
through faith. And this is not your own
doing; it is the ...
Have Been Saved

Are Being Saved
Have Been Saved

Are Being Saved



1 Corinthians 1
Have Been Saved

Are Being Saved



1 Corinthians 1
18  For the word of the cross is folly to
those who are perishing, but...
Have Been Saved

Are Being Saved

Shall Be Saved
Have Been Saved

Are Being Saved

Shall Be Saved


Romans 5
Have Been Saved

Are Being Saved

Shall Be Saved


Romans 5
9 Since, therefore, we have now been
justified by his blood, mu...
Have Been Saved

Are Being Saved

 Shall Be Saved
General Epistles

Hebrews
Unknown author

People are longing for the Temple life, and the
author reminds them that the Tem...
General Epistles


James
Very Practical letter

How to live the Christian life with a concern for
others
General Epistles

1 & 2 Peter
Encouragement to Christians to persevere

Written to confused Christians who were
asking the...
General Epistles

1, 2, & 3 John
We just went through these

Written to warn of false teaching and to
encourage all to rem...
General Epistles


Jude
Warning against false and immoral teachers
The Good News


Revelation
Itʼs all about Jesus

We are redeemed, and those who believe will
be part of the new city of God
The NT ends with Godʼs people, in
   Godʼs city, in His presence
            forever!!!!
The NT ends with Godʼs people, in
   Godʼs city, in His presence
            forever!!!!


   We are utterly desperate and...
Communion

     We are reminded of our new
relationship with God, through Christ,
      every time we take the cup
Communion

     We are reminded of our new
relationship with God, through Christ,
      every time we take the cup

    Lu...
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  • Tonight, we look at Promises Made
  • John tells us that Jesus is the word
    Colossians tells us that Christ is God and all things are held together by him and through him
  • Documentaries.... and we all love those right???
  • Documentaries.... and we all love those right???
  • Documentaries.... and we all love those right???
  • Documentaries.... and we all love those right???



  • More historically reliable than all of Greek philosophy, literature, and history
  • More historically reliable than all of Greek philosophy, literature, and history












  • Famous love passage
    Christians Gone wild
  • Cut off your member


















  • The end will be like the beginning, only better
    We will dwell with God forever, in a city of a perfect cube.
    Recalls the MOST HOLY PLACE in the Temple. Which is where the presence of God was on Earth
  • We are in a time of waiting... with God, and for God

  • Story of god - promises kept

    1. 1. Promises Made Promises Kept
    2. 2. The Point of the Bible is Jesus Old Testament makes promises about Christ New Testament keeps promises about Christ
    3. 3. NT = 27 Books
    4. 4. NT = 27 Books 4 Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke John
    5. 5. NT = 27 Books 4 Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke John Acts is a book of History
    6. 6. NT = 27 Books 4 Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke John Acts is a book of History 21 Letters of encouragement, correction, and leadership
    7. 7. NT = 27 Books 4 Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke John Acts is a book of History 21 Letters of encouragement, correction, and leadership Revelation -- redemption’s arrival
    8. 8. In the NT, God finally has a people who are not just ceremonially clean. The guilt of sin has been REMOVED because of the Cross
    9. 9. The Answer to the Riddle: How does God both FORGIVE & PUNISH?
    10. 10. The Answer to the Riddle: How does God both FORGIVE & PUNISH? New Covenant, reestablished relationship between God and his people--by the blood sacrifice of Jesus
    11. 11. Jesus Fulfills the OT Promise to Moses of a coming Prophet (Deut. 18:15-19) Promise to David of coming King (2 Sam. 7:12-13) Prophecy to Daniel of divine son of man (7:13-14) Over 300 more if you wish to count!!
    12. 12. The Gospels Eyewitness and primary source recounts of Jesus.
    13. 13. The Gospels Eyewitness and primary source recounts of Jesus. Jesus declaring to be God in flesh
    14. 14. Matthew
    15. 15. Matthew Written for Jewish audience
    16. 16. Matthew Written for Jewish audience Jesus as fulfillment of Prophecy
    17. 17. Matthew Written for Jewish audience Jesus as fulfillment of Prophecy Five teaching sections, each showing that Jesus is the promised Messiah
    18. 18. Mark
    19. 19. Mark Compilation of Peterʼs recollections
    20. 20. Mark Compilation of Peterʼs recollections Written to Roman audience
    21. 21. Mark Compilation of Peterʼs recollections Written to Roman audience Maybe penned as Peter was about to be executed
    22. 22. Luke
    23. 23. Luke “Gospel to the Gentiles”
    24. 24. Luke “Gospel to the Gentiles” Shows that Jesus came for all, not just Jews
    25. 25. Luke “Gospel to the Gentiles” Shows that Jesus came for all, not just Jews Acts = Part 2, and details the expansion of the church
    26. 26. John
    27. 27. John Clearly lays out that Jesus is Messiah, and that Messiah is God
    28. 28. John Clearly lays out that Jesus is Messiah, and that Messiah is God “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” 20:31
    29. 29. Acts Descriptive NOT Prescriptive
    30. 30. The Epistles 1 & 2 Corinthians written to a church with lots of troubles Helped them navigate secular society while struggling for holiness
    31. 31. The Epistles Galatians Sharp edge of Paulʼs teaching Very clear about what God is saying and doesnʼt mince words
    32. 32. The Epistles Ephesians New church in need of details Mixing of Jews and Gentiles in a major city with long reaching potential for the gospel to spread
    33. 33. The Epistles Philippians Happiest book of the NT Great letter of encouragement to a group that apparently GOT IT
    34. 34. The Epistles Colossians My favorite Concise snapshot of all Paulʼs teachings About Christʼs supremacy over ALL things
    35. 35. The Epistles 1 & 2 Thessalonians Two of Paulʼs earliest letters Paul writes to correct some misunderstandings Tells them to GET A JOB!!!
    36. 36. The Epistles 1 & 2 Timothy..... Titus Personal letters to men trained by Paul Encouraging them to stay focused and to not waiver in their teaching
    37. 37. The Epistles Philemon Personal letter Very interesting letter... we get to see how Paul deals with a slave owner
    38. 38. Have Been Saved
    39. 39. Have Been Saved Ephesians 2
    40. 40. Have Been Saved Ephesians 2 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
    41. 41. Have Been Saved Are Being Saved
    42. 42. Have Been Saved Are Being Saved 1 Corinthians 1
    43. 43. Have Been Saved Are Being Saved 1 Corinthians 1 18  For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
    44. 44. Have Been Saved Are Being Saved Shall Be Saved
    45. 45. Have Been Saved Are Being Saved Shall Be Saved Romans 5
    46. 46. Have Been Saved Are Being Saved Shall Be Saved Romans 5 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
    47. 47. Have Been Saved Are Being Saved Shall Be Saved
    48. 48. General Epistles Hebrews Unknown author People are longing for the Temple life, and the author reminds them that the Temple doesnʼt save, Christ does
    49. 49. General Epistles James Very Practical letter How to live the Christian life with a concern for others
    50. 50. General Epistles 1 & 2 Peter Encouragement to Christians to persevere Written to confused Christians who were asking the question, “If Iʼm living rightly, wonʼt life go well?”
    51. 51. General Epistles 1, 2, & 3 John We just went through these Written to warn of false teaching and to encourage all to remain faithful because God is good and can be trusted
    52. 52. General Epistles Jude Warning against false and immoral teachers
    53. 53. The Good News Revelation Itʼs all about Jesus We are redeemed, and those who believe will be part of the new city of God
    54. 54. The NT ends with Godʼs people, in Godʼs city, in His presence forever!!!!
    55. 55. The NT ends with Godʼs people, in Godʼs city, in His presence forever!!!! We are utterly desperate and dependent on God, but full of hope, because of his promises made and promises kept
    56. 56. Communion We are reminded of our new relationship with God, through Christ, every time we take the cup
    57. 57. Communion We are reminded of our new relationship with God, through Christ, every time we take the cup Luke 22:20 This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you”

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