Love and Hope. The lesson on 12-30-2001 reminds us of our blessings as we go into 2002. Primarily, the lesson reminds us of the Love and Hope that is in Christ Jesus. There are many situations in life where people give up and lose hope. However, in Christ, we have an abundance of love and hope that is always there for us. How? According to Philippians 1:8-11 (KJV) ”For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
The Wise Men. The lesson on 12-23-2001 teaches about the testimony of the Wise Men as read in Matthew 2:1-12.
The Names of God. “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
Are you a fool for Christ? Throughout the years, individuals have provided us with a testimony of their love for Christ Jesus. From the street preacher to the most established ministry like that of Billy Graham, people have been called to provide their testimony for Christ.
The lesson on December 2, 2001 is a review on the “Four Days” in scripture. It also emphasizes on the Day of Christ and provides a handout to help in understanding the timing and length of these “Days” as they are fulfilled in scripture.
The Four Days in Scripture. The lesson on 11-25-2001 provides one more recap of the study series on the “Last Days” with an emphasis on clarifying the differences between the “Day of Christ” and the “Day of the Lord”. There are four pre-emminent “Days” in scripture. Presently we live in the “Day of Man” which is ends when Elijah returns and ushers in the “Day of Christ” which precedes the “Day of the Lord” (to review the four days in scripture, click here). The length of the “Day of Christ” is the time that leads up to the Day of the Lord. The final “day” in scripture is the “Day of God”. Today, the members of the Body of Christ operate under the “Day of Man” and are called to perform good works that God has begun in each one of us. As Philippians 1:6 (KJV) states “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” These good works are to be performed until the “Day of Christ” when Elijah returns to restore Israel. This lesson is Part 6 of as series on the “Last Days” in scripture (Be sure and review all of those lessons here).
The Plan of Redemption - God has a plan and purpose for the Ages. He has revealed this plan to us in His Word. As it's stated in 2 Tim 1:9 (KJV), "Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,". The lesson on 11-18-2001 completes two series of studies. First, it ends the series of lessons that pertain to the timing of the New Testament books written during the Acts Period. This lesson also concludes the mini-series on the "Last Days" as Part 5.
End Times - Part 4. The lesson on 11-11-2001 continues with Part 4 of the end-times mini-series on the “Last Days” click here to review all the lessons). As you study this topic in scripture, it’s important to understand the context of “end times” or “last days” that are referenced in books that were written during the Acts Period. It’s apparent that Peter, John, Jude, and James who wrote their epistles during the Acts period, had expectations that the last days were emminent and ready to begin right then.
Last Days - Part 3. The lesson on 11-04-2001 is part 3 of a series on the “End Times” Many are asking questions whether or not it’s the “End Times”. The same sentiment was expressed over 2000 years ago when the Apostles asked Christ the question... “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” Matt 24:3 (KJV).
Which Last Days? There are many “days” mentioned in scripture. It takes a workman to study and sort each reference and determine what applies to whom and when. The “Last Days” are mentioned in several passages, Genesis 49:1-2 being the first. As you will find, there are two primary sets of “Last Days”. The references in 1 & 2 Timothy apply to us today as members of the Body of Christ which is the church. All other references to The “Last Days” pertain to Israel and the restoration of their Nation.