This lesson was taught on January 8, 2012 and again points out that life has many choices, but eternity has only two. This applies to everyone. This study is about "remembrance." There are things we are to remember and things we are to put behind us. Paul advised us in this his final letter that we are to remember the saints without ceasing, keeping them in prayer and encouraging them along the way. Scripture reading is 2 Timothy 1:1-6 KJV: "1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,
Leland Maples runs the LOOP's Ministries (Loved Ones Of Prisoners) and leads a Thursday night bible study held in the Rec Room at Life Change Baptist Church in Odessa Texas. The Rec Room message on Thursday, January 5, 2012 was entitled "Man to Man, Face to Face" and was given by Leland. Special music was by Doug Herget.
The lesson on January 30, 2011 continued the series "From the Beginning" with part 2 of the series. The scripture reading for this lesson was the same the last one Matthew 3:1-6 KJV. The previous lesson spent time on the phrase "In those days..." to expound on what that meant from a Jewish perspective. The lesson speaks about the differences between Covenant and Dispensation theologists. When we get to the teaching in Matthew, we find it is the same message that was in the Old Testament. If Israel would turn and repent, then the New Covenant would be implemented which was promised in Jeremiah 31:31-34. We learn now God has included the Gentiles with faithful Abraham to provoke Israel to jealousy. Time was taken to understand the "Kingdom" that was to be given to Israel. An analogy was made between the study of scripture through right division and the skills to solve jig saw puzzles. We also learn when Jesus started picking up the ministry of John in Matthew 11:1-7.
The lesson on January 23, 2011 continued the study "From the Beginning" with lesson number 24 in the series. The scripture reading was in Matthew 3:1-6 KJV "1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
The lesson for January 16, 2011 was on the fact that God has a plan. We learn that His plan is good and it is for our participation. In this lesson it talks about the revealed plan of God and His hidden purpose which is called "the Mystery" from Ephesians 3:9 and Colossians 1:25,26. The scripture reading was from Romans 8:28 KJV "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." It is important to study the scriptures to compare what was established before the foundation of the world to what was revea
Leland Maples runs the LOOP's Ministries (Loved Ones Of Prisoners) and leads a Thursday night bible study held in the Rec Room at Life Change Baptist Church in Odessa Texas. The Rec Room message on Thursday, January 13, 2011 was entitled "Jonah and Second Chances" and was given by guest Pastor Doug Herget.
The lesson on January 9, 2011 continued the series entitled "From the Beginning" with part 23. The scripture reading for this lesson was in Romans 15:4-14 KJV "4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. 5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: 6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God. 8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: 9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.