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Jesus Who Delivers Us From the Wrath to Come

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Many misunderstand God’s wrath. In this lesson you’ll learn that God’s wrath is an response to our sinfulness and an expression of his love so that we can be saved. This is revealed most clearly in the coming of Jesus.

This lesson was inspired by Jim McGuiggan’s “The Dragon Slayer”, chapter 4: Averting the Wrath of God.

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Jesus Who Delivers Us From the Wrath to Come

  1. 1. Jesus Who Delivers Us Fromthe Wrath to Come “ ” 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 帖 撒 羅 尼 前 書 1:10, NT p. 356
  2. 2. Is God an ANGRY God? Are you afraid of God?
  3. 3. Is God an ANGRY GOD?
  4. 4. Is God an ANGRY GOD? Jehovah, Jehovah, a God . . . slow to anger . . . who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.” Exodus 34.6-7, 出埃及 34.6-7, OT p. 138-139 “
  5. 5. Is God an ANGRY GOD? Jehovah, Jehovah, a God . . . slow to anger . . . who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.” Exodus 34.6-7, 出埃及 34.6-7, OT p. 138-139 “
  6. 6. Is God a LOVING GOD?
  7. 7. Is God a LOVING GOD?
  8. 8. Is God a LOVING GOD?
  9. 9. Is God a LOVING GOD? God is love. 1 John 4:8, 约 一书 4.8, NT p. 423
  10. 10. Is God a LOVING GOD? God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:8-10, 约 一书 4.8-10, NT p. 423
  11. 11. Exploring the WRATH OF GOD
  12. 12. Great Sea (Mediterranean) N EW Kanish Carchemish Haran Nineveh Aleppo ArbelaNimrud Ebla Hamath Tadmor Mari Babylon Erech Ur Susa Dumah Ezion-geber Jerusalem Damascus Ugarit Tanis Memphis Early Empire c. 825 B.C. Later Empire c. 650 B.C. Assyrian Empire U r a r t u L Y D I A A S S Y R I A P E R S I A S i n a i E l a m S u m e r A k k a d D e s e r t Cyprus Nile River Persian Gulf Lake Urmia Lake Van Great Zab River Habor River Diala River Tigris River Euphrates River Jordan River Judah Ashur Ecbatana Jonah Jonah 1; 约拿书 1 OT p. 1478
  13. 13. Reconstruction of Nineveh’s Adad Gate Nineveh “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” Jonah 1:2; 约拿书 1:2 OT p. 1478
  14. 14. Reconstruction of Nineveh’s Adad Gate Nineveh “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” Jonah 3:4; 约拿书 3:4 OT p. 1480
  15. 15. Reconstruction of Nineveh’s Adad Gate Nineveh “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” Jonah 3:4; 约拿书 3:4 OT p. 1480 Why would God want to save these evil people from His wrath?
  16. 16. Reconstruction of Nineveh’s Adad Gate Nineveh “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” Jonah 3:4; 约拿书 3:4 OT p. 1480 “who would have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth” 1 Timothy 2:4; 提摩太前书 2:4 NT p. 365
  17. 17. Reconstruction of Nineveh’s Adad Gate Nineveh “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” Jonah 3:4; 约拿书 3:4 OT p. 1480 “not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9; 彼得后书 3:9 NT p. 417
  18. 18. Reconstruction of Nineveh’s Adad Gate Nineveh “When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it.” Jonah 3:10; 约拿书 3:10 OT p. 1480
  19. 19. Reconstruction of Nineveh’s Adad Gate Nineveh “When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it.” Jonah 3:10; 约拿书 3:10 OT p. 1480
  20. 20. Reconstruction of Nineveh’s Adad Gate Nineveh “And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?” Jonah 4:11; 约拿书 4:11 OT p. 1481
  21. 21. Reconstruction of Nineveh’s Adad Gate Nineveh About 100 years later . . .
  22. 22. Reconstruction of Nineveh’s Adad Gate Nineveh Jehovah is a jealous and avenging God; Jehovah is avenging and wrathful; Jehovah takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies. Nahum 1:2-3; 那鸿书 1:2-3 OT p. 1494
  23. 23. Reconstruction of Nineveh’s Adad Gate Nineveh Jehovah is a jealous and avenging God; Jehovah is avenging and wrathful; Jehovah takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies. Jehovah is slow to anger and great in power, and Jehovah will by no means clear the guilty. Nahum 1:2-3; 那鸿书 1:2-3 OT p. 1494
  24. 24. Mount Carmel Israel
  25. 25. Mount Carmel Israel “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.” Hosea 11:1; 何西阿书 11:1 OT p. 1446
  26. 26. Mount Carmel Israel “The more they were called, the more they went away; they kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning offerings to idols.” Hosea 11:2; 何西阿书 11:2 OT p. 1446
  27. 27. Mount Carmel Israel “Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk; I took them up by their arms, but they did not know that I healed them.” Hosea 11:3; 何西阿书 11:3 OT p. 1447
  28. 28. Mount Carmel Israel “I led them with cords of kindness, with the bands of love, and I became to them as one who eases the yoke on their jaws, and I bent down to them and fed them.” Hosea 11:4; 何西阿书 11:4 OT p. 1447
  29. 29. Mount Carmel Israel “They shall not return to the land of Egypt, but Assyria shall be their king, because they have refused to return to me.” Hosea 11:5; 何西阿书 11:5 OT p. 1447
  30. 30. Mount Carmel Israel “The sword shall rage against their cities, consume the bars of their gates, and devour them because of their own counsels.” Hosea 11:6; 何西阿书 11:6 OT p. 1447
  31. 31. Mount Carmel Israel “My people are bent on turning away from me, and though they call out to the Most High, he shall not raise them up at all.” Hosea 11:7; 何西阿书 11:7 OT p. 1447
  32. 32. Mount Carmel Israel “How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I hand you over, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender.” Hosea 11:8; 何西阿书 11:8 OT p. 1447
  33. 33. Mount Carmel Israel “I will not execute my burning anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim; for I am God and not a man, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath.” Hosea 11:9; 何西阿书 11:9 OT p. 1447
  34. 34. Judah Jeremiah 18:1-12; 耶利米书 18:1-12 OT p. 1232
  35. 35. Judah “If at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it, and if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I intended to do to it.” Jeremiah 18:7-8; 耶利米书 18:7-8 OT p. 1232
  36. 36. Judah “And if at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will build and plant it, and if it does evil in my sight, not listening to my voice, then I will relent of the good that I had intended to do to it.” Jeremiah 18:9-10; 耶利米书 18:9-10 OT p. 1232
  37. 37. Judah “Now, therefore, say to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem:‘Thus says the Lord, Behold, I am shaping disaster against you and devising a plan against you. Return, every one from his evil way, and amend your ways and your deeds. ’” Jeremiah 18:11; 耶利米书 18:11 OT p. 1232
  38. 38. Judah “But they say, ‘That is in vain! We will follow our own plans, and will every one act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.’” Jeremiah 18:12; 耶利米书 18:12 OT p. 1232
  39. 39. Judah “Yet you, O Jehovah, know all their plotting to kill me. Forgive not their iniquity, nor blot out their sin from your sight. Let them be overthrown before you; deal with them in the time of your anger. Jeremiah 18:23; 耶利米书 18:23 OT p. 1233
  40. 40. Exploring the WRATH OF GOD What have we seen?
  41. 41. Exploring the WRATH OF GOD God’s wrath is real.
  42. 42. Exploring the WRATH OF GOD God’s wrath is real. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men” Romans 1:18; 罗⻢马书 1:18 NT p. 265
  43. 43. Exploring the WRATH OF GOD God’s wrath is personal.
  44. 44. Exploring the WRATH OF GOD God’s wrath is personal. “Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them” Exodus 32:10; 出埃及 32:10 OT p. 135
  45. 45. Exploring the WRATH OF GOD God’s wrath is discipline.
  46. 46. Exploring the WRATH OF GOD God’s wrath is discipline. “O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath!” Psalm 38:1; 诗 38:1 OT p. 874
  47. 47. Exploring the WRATH OF GOD God restrains His wrath.
  48. 48. Exploring the WRATH OF GOD God restrains His wrath. “For my name's sake I defer my anger, for the sake of my praise I restrain it for you, that I may not cut you off.” Isaiah 48:9; 以赛亚书 48:9 OT p. 1158
  49. 49. Why did Jesus Come?
  50. 50. Why did Jesus Come? “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.” Romans 5.8-9, 罗⻢马书 5.8-9, NT p. 270
  51. 51. Why did Jesus Come? “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” John 3:17, 约 福音 3:17, NT p. 165
  52. 52. Why did Jesus Come? “and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.” 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 帖撒罗尼 前书 1:10, NT p. 356
  53. 53. Why did Jesus Come? “For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ” 1 Thessalonians 5:9, 帖撒罗尼 前书 5:9, NT p. 360
  54. 54. Why did Jesus Come? “knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.” 1 Peter 1:18-19, 彼得前书 1:18-19, NT p. 408
  55. 55. Will you turn back to God today?
  56. 56. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com, crestock.com, bigstock.com, dreamtime.com, thinkstock.com, and shutterstock.com are copyright protected. They are used by permission. Please do not reuse without permission.) Nineveh: Adad Gate: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/Nineveh_Adad_gate_exterior_entrance_far2.JPG Lightning & Tree: http://pixabay.com/en/tree-storm-sky-lightning-rain-164025/ Santa: iStock_000010964034 Earth, Hand, Lightning: iStock_000010977057 Woman in fear: iStock_000005818559 Map: Manna Bible Maps Mt. Carmel: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5b/Caiobadner_-_mount_carmel.JPG/1280px-Caiobadner_-_mount_carmel.JPG Potter: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mtsofan/5027729926/
  57. 57. Understanding our Salvation #03 Jesus who Delivers Us from the Wrath to Come 1 Thessalonians 1:10 Compiled and Presented by: Dave Stewart 2014 April 6 www.churchofchristmiranda.com Synopsis: Many misunderstand God’s wrath. In this lesson you’ll learn that God’s wrath is an response to our sinfulness and an expression of his love so that we can be saved. This is revealed most clearly in the coming of Jesus. This lesson was inspired by Jim McGuiggan’s “The Dragon Slayer”, chapter 4: Averting the Wrath of God. “Let all that you do be done with love.” "Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

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