The 11 disciples traveled to Galilee to the mountain where Jesus had directed them. When they saw Him, they worshipped, but some doubted. Matthew 28:16-17
These verses come right before the Great Commission and they remind me that even Jesus’ disciples (those that were super close to him), doubted. And it also reminded me that just because students attend mid-week service and small groups, they doubt too. So let’s be full of prayer for the students God has put in our care and their families as we reach out and do life together.
10/13-15 – High School Girls Retreat
10/17 – CLRC Fundraising Dinner (serve opportunity)
10/21 – NPCC Health Faire (serve opportunity) & Alecks Lara’s birthday!
10/31 – Trunk or Treat (serve opportunity)
Remember to take attendance through the email you receive weekly and before the end of the night. Thank you!
Please make it a priority to be at the wherehouse by 6:30pm to go over the details of the evening and to pray together. Send a message through GroupMe or text Kevin at 217-4784 if you’ll be late or won’t be there.
Week 3: The OT in THIRTY
Four things to Recognize:
1) See how God’s relationship is with His people Israel (the people are selfish).
2) See how everything in the OT all was leading to the Savior Jesus Christ. Before stories were ever written like Star Wars, Harry Potter, the Matrix, Transformers,
3) Know the hope of God and the Character of God in your life seen through OT.
TORAH (Law – Story of God’s Chosen People Israel)
Genesis – The Beginning
– Genesis 1:1
– Adam and Eve
– Noah’s Ark
– The Tower
– God Chose his people to through a specific line of a guy by the name of Abraham + Sarah = Isaac
– Joseph’s Brothers
Exodus – Exit from Exile
Egypt as Slaves
Moses Born – baby in a basket
The Red Sea
Leviticus – Details of Worship
The holiness of GOD
Numbers – Israel hanging in the Wilderness
Deuteronomy – Gearing up to go to the promise land reminder of Exodus
HISTORICAL BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
Joshua – The Move
God’s Faithfulness in His promises of Salvation in taking the Land
Battle of Jericho – Millions of People and walked around the city walls 7 times
Judges – Form of Monarchy – Type of Government
People were living the way they wanted to and lived in complete sin.
Gideon’s battle – The TRUE 300
Samson and Delilah
Ruth – We see a lady of Faith in the line family of Jesus
1 Samuel – Kings are wanted from the People
KING Saul then David (David and Goliath)
2 Samuel – Kingdom established by Saul Expanded by David
Triumphs and Tragedies
Solomon son of David the Kingdom is in ruin because it is again falling from God
Elijah and the God of Israel vs BAAL
Northern Kingdom vs Southern Kingdom
2 Kings – God not approving of Sin
1 Chronicles – Outline History from Adam to King Saul
God is faithful to his covenant
2 Chronicles – Historical Look at the two kingdoms of the north and south. NORTH bad – SOUTH Revival in the David dynasty
Ezra – God fulfilled His promise to return His people to the Land
(After 70 Years)
Nehemiah – Rebuild of the Walls
Esther – God’s care for His people
Historical now Experiential Deal with the Human Heart
Story of mans faith in God to keep all trust in God
Build of Character no self-righteousness
Worship (God’s person, promises, plan, and presence)
This book is about sorrow, and guilt, but in ways that are expressive in asking God for his guidance and repentance. (IE: songs written today)
BOOK OF WISDOM
Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
Guard your heart
Quality of life apart from God
Song of Songs
Love between a man and a woman – Passion for another.
Details of the heart and emotion that is right not as an object or whatever
Messenger from GOD
First part of Isaiah is about the old testament
the second half is about the NEW and the Second half 800-1000 years before the new testament as even written – “Salvation is of Yahweh” – The evangelical Prophet
Jeremiah – Warning against sin and Judgment
Lamentations – Woe over Israel because of Sin
Ezekiel – Know that he is God
Only ONE true GOD
King Nebuchadnezzar (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednigo)
Kings Darrius (Daniel in the Lions den)
Basic Theme in the MINOR Prophets
Sin, Judgement of Sin, Penalty of Sin, but there is Deliverance – Hope in the Savior that is COMING
Jonah – BIG FISH
Everything in the Old Testament was all about the coming Savior, Many of the stories were examples or typologies of the Christ coming back to save the world to put us back in a right relationship with the Father GOD.
Major Prophet of Isaiah
1 Who believes what we’ve heard and seen? Who would have thought God’s saving power would look like this?
2-6The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling, a scrubby plant in a parched field. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing to cause us to take a second look. He was looked down on and passed over, a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand. One look at him and people turned away. We looked down on him, thought he was scum. But the fact is, it was our pains he carried our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us. We thought he brought it on himself, that God was punishing him for his own failures. But it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins! He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed. We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way. And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong, on him, on him.
7-9He was beaten, he was tortured, but he didn’t say a word. Like a lamb taken to be slaughtered and like a sheep being sheared, he took it all in silence. Justice miscarried, and he was led off— and did anyone really know what was happening? He died without a thought for his own welfare, beaten bloody for the sins of my people. They buried him with the wicked, threw him in a grave with a rich man, Even though he’d never hurt a soul or said one word that wasn’t true.
10Still, it’s what God had in mind all along, to crush him with pain. The plan was that he give himself as an offering for sin so that he’d see life come from it—life, life, and more life. And God’s plan will deeply prosper through him.
11-12Out of that terrible travail of soul, he’ll see that it’s worth it and be glad he did it. Through what he experienced, my righteous one, my servant, will make many “righteous ones,” as he himself carries the burden of their sins. Therefore I’ll reward him extravagantly the best of everything, the highest honors—Because he looked death in the face and didn’t flinch, because he embraced the company of the lowest. He took on his own shoulders the sin of the many, he took up the cause of all the black sheep.
This time is going to go fast and it will leave students with a lot of wonder…and that is good. Push into that this week. Ask them what they learned that is new to them about the OT. Ask them if they’ve read any of the OT.
Close in prayer at 8:25ish