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Psalm 2

The Kingdom Foretold – The Son of God Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers conspire together against the Lord and his Anointed One ( The Messiah – The Christ ): “Let’s tear off their chains and throw their ropes off of us.” The one enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord ridicules them. Then he speaks to them in his anger and terrifies them in his…

Deuteronomy 18:15-18

The Kingdom Foretold – A Prophet like Moses Before they entered the Promised Land, Moses said to the people, “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him. This is what you requested from the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, ‘Let us not continue to hear the voice of the Lord our God or see this great…

Genesis 12:1-3

The Kingdom Foretold – The Promise to Abraham The Lord said to Abram: Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, I will curse anyone who treats you with contempt, and all the peoples on earth will be…

Genesis 3:14-15

The Kingdom Foretold in Eden The first foretelling of Christ came even before Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden. God issued three curses: one to the serpent, one to the woman, and one to the man. In the curse to the serpent, we find a foretelling of a future conflict between the serpent and a male offspring of Eve.  “So the Lord God said to the serpent: Because you have done this, you are cursed…

I John 5:21

A Final Word About Idolatry Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Pastor John’s Notes: Idolatry is the worship of any created thing. We tend to think of idolatry as something from the ancient world where people would bow down to idols made of stone, clay, or metal. But in truth, we can make an idol out of anything we value, our home, job, or even another person. John’s last words caution us against anything that would hinder our progress with…

1 John 5:18-20

The Protection of Christ We know that those who are born of God do not sin, but the one who was born of God protects them, and the evil one does not touch them. We know that we are God’s children, and that the whole world lies under the power of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know him who is true; and we…

1 John 5:14-17

Of Prayers Regarding Our Sin And this is the boldness we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have obtained the requests made of him. If you see your brother or sister committing what is not a mortal sin, you will ask, and God will give life to such a one—to those whose sin is not…

1 John 5:13

The Purpose of John’s Writing I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. Pastor John’s Notes: This is the purpose of this letter. In other places in the Bible, such as the Gospel of John, the purpose is that we might believe. Here the readers already believe but have yet to come to the assurance of eternal life. God does not want…

1 John 5:6-12

God’s Testimony concerning His Son This is the one who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only but with the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one that testifies, for the Spirit is the truth. There are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood, and these three agree. If we receive human testimony, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God that he…

1 John 5:1-5

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves the Son. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whatever is born of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith. Who…