Memorial Day. The lesson on May 28, 2006 covered the concept of Memorial Day in America. The holiday was set aside to honor those that have died for our country to protect the freedoms we have every day. The holiday marks the time when pools open up for the summer and school is out for the summer break. It’s celebrated on the last Monday in May which gives Americans a three day weekend to kick off the summer vacation... but is that what Memorial Day is all about? This lesson shared a handout America's War statistics of statistics for all of the American Wars.
Old Testament Study - Part 12. The study of history can be dry at times especially when you go back 6000 years to Adam. But this history is important for our learning and spiritual growth. All scripture is for our learning in that we find doctrine, reproof, corrections, and instructions in righteousness in the history found in scripture. This lesson comes to the old testament prophets (major and minor). First, there is a recap from what has transpired up to this point, from Abraham to the exile of Israel which is at the end of the Kings from 500-490 BC.
Mother’s Day - God promised a saviour to mankind through the seed of woman when Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden. Adam called her Eve because she was the mother of all living (Genesis 3:20). It took several years from that point in time to deliver the baby Jesus, our Lord and Saviour. Mother’s play a very important role in the family unit.
Great Cloud of Witnesses - The lesson on May 7, 2006 covers Hebrews chapter 11 & part of 12 and is a recap of the heroes of faith we are covering in the Old Testament study. Hebrews 12:1 states “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” It’s a reminder that the walk we have as Christians is a patient race. The people listed in the passages demonstrated their faith by committing to their calling...
Old Testament Study - Part 11. We see that the golden age of Israel was presented to us in the time of David and Solomon. The Egyptians were waning and the Assyrians and Babylonians were not prominent yet so this was the prime time for Israel. The wisest man on earth, Solomon, had been made King and the glory of Jehovah was in the temple. David was a solder and a gatherer but he wasn’t allowed to build the temple. That job was given to Solomon and it was impressive but we see that Solomon, in the end, did not keep the Lord’s commandments.
Old Testament Study - Part 10. There is a great need that you have. The need is to know Christ. E .W. Bullinger wrote a pamphlet called the “Christians Greatest Need” and it tells the very important aspect of knowing Him. The word of God is given to us in a complete form and we are encouraged to study to be approved unto God. The bible contains basic instructions before leaving earth.
Passover - Part Two. The gospel of unbelief is perpetuated by the news media on two holidays in the Christian faith - Christmas and Easter. Articles often come out explaining away those events in scripture, or offering up alternative explanation of certain events that happened. The bashing of Christianity is a product of sin. “ We’ve seen the enemy, and it is us!” We don’t want God in our lives unless it’s something that we want to do. The obedience we find in Christ is to the will of the Father is an example of how we should deny ourselves.
Passover - Part One. The lesson on April 9th, 2006 begins a two part series on the Passover in celebration of Christ’s resurrection at Easter. Palm Sunday is a celebration of Jesus entrance into Jerusalem. The Passover is one of seven festivals or feasts established for Israel in Leviticus 23:4 (KJV) “These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.” The first was the Passover, then the Feasts of Unleavened Bread, next was the First Fruits.
Old Testament Study - Part 9. The promise of Christ through the throne of David. Part 9 of the Old Testament review touched on King David this week and the “Davidic Covenant”. As was said in 2 Samuel 7:8 (KJV) “Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel:” We find David an important link in the line of our Savior. In Luke 1:30-33, we saw an angel tell Mary “And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
Old Testament Study - Part 8. This lesson on March 26, 2006 continues with the books 1 & 2 Samuel and covers Eli, Samuel, Saul, and David. Acts 13:14-23 is the scripture reading which is the Apostle Paul preaching in the Synagog during the period when he was appealing to the nation of Israel. This history lesson reminds them of all the highlights “The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out of it.