Monday, May 22, 2017

Bible Verses for No Longer Slaves

No Longer Slaves




I recently heard this song and was greatly encouraged by it.  The song is a reflection of God delivering Moses and the Israelites from slavery by the Egyptians.  When the Egyptians pursued them after their departure and the Israelites were trapped between an army and the Red Sea, they were frightened.  Then, Moses told them not to be afraid.  That God would fight for them and all they needed to do is stand and watch Him work.

Then came the moment that was sung about for generations. God showed His people that He loved them enough to save them from the Egyptians whom they feared would enslave them again.  After they were delivered, Moses and the people broke out in song.

However, the writers are obviously not singing about their miraculous deliverance from Egypt. They are singing about our deliverance from the bondage of sin.  How Christ delivers us.



Check out Jonathan and Melissa Helser talking about their song in this video:

Though I love this song, I do wish that it had more reference to Christ's work on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins... and maybe less about our feelings as we respond.  Check it out and see what you think.


Bible Verses for No Longer Slaves
Written by Brian Johnson, Jonathan David Helser, Joel Case

Verse 1:
You unravel me, with a melody
You surround me with a song
Of deliverance, from my enemies
Till all my fears are gone
Psalms 32:7 You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble;
You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Isaiah 12:2 “Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the Lord God is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation.”

Chorus:
I'm no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God
I'm no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God
Galatians 4:7 Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.
1 John 3:1-2 See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. 

Verse 2:
From my mother's womb
You have chosen me
Love has called my name
Isaiah 49:1 Listen to Me, O islands, and pay attention, you peoples from afar. The Lord called Me from the womb; from the body of My mother He named Me.
I've been born again, into your family
Your blood flows through my veins*
1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Ephesians 2:19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household

Interlude:
I am surrounded
By the arms of the Father
In the parable of the prodigal son, Luke 15:20 So he got up and went to his father. But while the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him.
I am surrounded
By songs of deliverance
Psalms 40:3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear and will trust in the Lord.
We've been liberated
From our bondage
Galatians 4:3-5 So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental things of the world. But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
We're the sons and the daughters
2 Corinthians 6:18 “And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me,” says the Lord Almighty.
Let us sing our freedom
Galatians 5:1 It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.

Bridge:
You split the sea
So I could walk right through it
Psalm 136:13-14 To Him who divided the Red Sea asunder, For His lovingkindness is everlasting, And made Israel pass through the midst of it, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
Matthew 19:24-26 "Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, "Then who can be saved?" And looking at them Jesus said to them, "With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
My fears were drowned in perfect love
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
You rescued me
and I will stand and sing
Psalms 96:2 Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.
I am a child of God
John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

* There is nothing biblical about God's blood flowing through believer's veins.  I assume this phrase is an overstated assumption based on us being God's children as earthly families are said to have the same blood in their veins.  I would change these words to "Your blood shed for my sake."

Friday, May 19, 2017

Bible Lessons on the Five Senses

Five Senses Bible Lessons | scriptureand.blogspot.com


Kids Bible Lessons on the Five Senses

This collection of lessons is great for any age children.  It has a lot of interaction, especially using their five senses.  Each lesson is based on one of the five senses and uses a Bible story that emphasizes that sense.

Below are descriptions of each lesson with a link.


Lesson 1 - Taste - Esau's birthright

Bible story: Esau sells his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of stew
Theme: Hunger for God
Passage: Genesis 25:19-28
Key Verse: Matthew 5:6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
Activities:
Paint and decorate Jacob and Esau | scriptureand.blogspot.com
  • Paint and decorate Jacob and Esau
  • Taste test - taste things when blindfolded and guess what they are

Lesson 2 - Touch - Woman touches Jesus' garment

Bible story: A sick woman touches Jesus' garment and is healed
Passage: Mark 5:24-34
Theme: Turn to Jesus with our problems
Key Verse: Luke 8:48 And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace."
Activities:
Decorate Jesus and the woman who touches his garment | scriptureand.blogspot.com
  • Touch test - touch things inside a paper bag and guess what they are
  • Jesus and woman puppets - glue fabric onto Jesus and the woman and add popsicles to make them into puppets
  • Play "Who touched me?" or "Heads Up, 7 Up"
  • Make tassel bookmarks

Lesson 3 - Sight - Elisha and the Blind Army

Bible story: Elisha shows his servant an invisible army of angels who then makes their enemies blind
Passage: 2 Kings 6:8-23
Theme: Trust God
Key Verse:  2 Cor. 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight
Activities:
Elisha's invisible army craft | scriptureand.blogspot.com
  • Optical illusions
  • Use watercolor paint to make an invisible army appear (or DIY scratch off craft)
  • Play a blindfolded game such as blindman’s bluff, blind potato race, pin the horse to the chariot

Lesson 4 - Smell - Fiery Furnace

Bible story: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego emerge from the fiery furnace smelling of smoke, but unburned
Passage: Daniel 3
Theme: Be faithful
Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;
Activities:
  • Guess the Smell game - smell things when blindfolded and guess what they are
  • Fiery Furnace Board Game
  • Fiery Furnace Craft
  • Play "Musical Furnace" - like musical chairs, but when the music stops you jump in the "furnace"

Lesson 5 - Hearing - Saul Disobeys

Bible story: Saul disobeys God's command to destroy the Amalekites and their belongings
Passage: 1 Samuel 15
Theme: Obey God completely
Key Verse: Luke 11:28 But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."
Activities:
  • Identify the Sounds game - listen to noises and guess what they are
  • Play "Samuel Says" (like Simon Says)
  • Make a lying tongue craft
  • Play "Caught in the Web" - make a web of string and have the students try to get through it
  • Play "Whisper Down The Alley"

Lesson 6 - All Five Senses Review - Jacob Steals the Blessing

Bible story: Jacob tricks Isaac and steals the blessing intended for Esau
Passage: Genesis 27:1-9
Theme: Senses can deceive, so trust and obey God instead
Key Verse: Colossians 3:9 Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices,
Activities:
  • Worksheets about the differences between Jacob and Esau
  • Review craft of all the units Bible stories
  • Bible drill on verses that incorporate one of the five sense

Five Senses Bible Lessons | scriptureand.blogspot.com


Free Themed Bible Lesson Units | scriptureand.blogspot.com

Monday, May 15, 2017

Bible Verses for Newsboys' We Believe

Bible Verses for We Believe by Newsboys | scriptureand.blogspot.com


We Believe

by Travis Ryan, Richie Fike, and Matt Hooper

VERSE:
In this time of desperation
When all we know is doubt and fear
There is only one foundation
We believe, we believe
1 Corinthians 3:11 For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
In this broken generation
When all is dark, You help us see
Isaiah 9:2 The people who walk in darkness will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them.
There is only one salvation
We believe, we believe
Acts 4:12 "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”

CHORUS:
We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
2 John 1:3 Grace, mercy and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He's given us new life
Titus 3:5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,
We believe in the crucifixion
1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.
We believe that He conquered death
2 Timothy 1:10 but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
We believe in the resurrection
Of Jesus in Acts 2:24 But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.
And He's comin' back again, we believe
Jesus said in John 14:3 "If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also."

VERSE:
So, let our faith be more than anthems
Greater than the songs we sing
James 2:18 But someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”
And in our weakness and temptations
We believe, we believe!
Mark 9:24 Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.”
Luke 17:5-6 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’; and it would obey you.

CHORUS:
We believe in God the Father!
We believe in Jesus Christ!
We believe in the Holy Spirit!
1 Peter 1:2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.
And He's given us new life!
1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
We believe in the crucifixion!
John 19:18 There they crucified Him, and with Him two other men, one on either side, and Jesus in between.
We believe that He conquered death!
Hebrews 2:14 Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
We believe in the resurrection!
And He's comin' back again!
John 14:18 "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you."

BRIDGE:
Let the lost be found and the dead be raised!
Jesus said in Luke 19:10 "For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."
1 Corinthians 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 
Romans 6:4 Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
In the here and now, let love invade!
Let the church live loud, our God we'll say
We believe, we believe!
And the gates of hell will not prevail!
Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
For the power of God, has torn the veil!
Mark 15:38 And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
Now we know Your love will never fail!
Psalms 136:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
We believe, we believe!


CHORUS:
We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
1 Corinthians 8:6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.
We believe in the Holy Spirit
2 Corinthians 3:6 who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
And He's given us new life!
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
We believe in the crucifixion!
Luke 23:33 When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.
We believe that He conquered death!
Revelation 20:14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
We believe in the resurrection!
Mark 16:6 And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him.
And He's comin' back again!
John 14:28 You heard that I said to you, 'I go away, and I will come to you.' If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced because I go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
Bible Verses for We Believe by Newsboys | scriptureand.blogspot.com

Twelve Disciples Review Game

The Twelve Disciples Game | scriptureand.blogspot.com

My Sunday School class was studying the disciples using the book Twelve Ordinary Men.  We were learning a lot about the disciples and how God picked common people to do His work.  Each week, we listed all of the disciples by memory.  We got pretty good at that by the end of the book.  As we got further into the book, we also tried to include important details about each disciple as well.

So by the end of the study, I created this game for a fun way to review all of the disciples.  Did I mention that this was an adult Sunday School class?  Why should the kids have all the fun?  This game could easily be used by adults or children.  It is best used as a review for what you have already learned about the disciples.

How To Play

1.  Print and cut out the game pieces.  For a sturdier game, use card stock.
2. Print and cut out pictures of the disciples.  Click on one of the pictures below to find some places to print out pictures.





3. Spread out the pictures/cards of the disciples on the table.
4. Place the description cards face down in a pile.
5. Going around the group have them draw a description card and place on top of or next to the correct disciple card.  There are sometimes more than one option (for example, "I am a fisherman" could be Peter, Andrew, James, or John), however, you shouldn't place identical cards on the same disciple.  In other words, there are four "I am a fisherman" cards, but one of each should be placed on Peter, Andrew, James, and John.
6. When all of the description cards have been placed, have the group double check their work.  Then, check the answers with the answer key provided with the printout.




Please feel free to use these resources for Bible studies, Sunday School class, family Bible education, or individual study.  If you share them online or on social media, please provide a link back to this page.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Tips for Memorizing the Bible

My nine-year-old son just went through a Bible Memory Challenge to earn a scholarship toward a local summer church camp.  It was a well-developed program where he had 14 weeks to memorize 12 passages of 7 verses each.  That's right, he memorized 84 verses in 14 weeks!  His older cousin had to memorize 108!  They did an awesome job and I'm so glad that he has 84 new verses in him.

The Importance of Bible Memorization

1. We are commanded to memorize Scripture.
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Deuteronomy 11:18 “You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead."
2. God's Word keeps us from sinning.
Psalms 119:11 Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You.
Psalm 119:9  How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.
James 1:21 Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
3. The Bible is a part of our spiritual armor.
Ephesians 6:13, 17 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm... And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 
4.  Meditating on and memorizing God's Word brings blessing.
 Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.
Psalm 1:1-3 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.  He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers. 



Tips to Help You (And Your Children) Memorize the Bible

Memorizing isn't always easy, but knowing some special methods can help.  My son and I have used all of these tips and some point or another when memorizing.  Not every tip will help you with every verse.  Certain tips work best with certain types of verses, but having these tools available will help you.

1. Make a certain time each day to work on memorizing verses.  It can be after a meal, when they finish their homework, before they get to watch TV, or whatever time you choose.  Making Bible memory a part of your routine is the biggest battle.

2. The best and easiest way to memorize Scripture is using music.  There are several groups that have made songs from Bible verses or compiled lists and links of songs.  Here are some resources, but sometimes we found songs by just googling the verse and adding "song":

Memory Verse Songs from Answers from Genesis | scriptureand.blogspot.com

Bible Memory Songs by The Rizers | scriptureand.blogspot.com




Scripture In Song - a database of Bible Verse Songs - a database of Bible Verse Songs



3.  Have your child repeat the verse after you.  If it is long, break it down into sections.  Then, after one section is memorized, try the next section.  Once the next section is memorized, put it together with the first section and work on them together.  Then, memorize the next section and add it to what you know until you have the whole verse memorized.  Don't forget to have them repeat the reference for the verse too.

4. Multiple methods of input are great for memorizing.  Hand your child the written verse and have them check you saying the verse (or check each other).  They usually enjoy being in charge of checking you and seeing the verse is another type of input (visual) to add to their audio learning of listening and repeating.

5.  Repeat the verse in a rhythm.  Songs are great for memorizing, but if you don't have a song available for your verse (or your version) just say it in the same rhythm every time.  Sometimes my son would create his own rhythms.  Other times I would create the rhythms.

6. Add any hand motions that may help your child with memorizing.  You don't have to have a motion for each song, but sometimes they remember the motions and then can remember the words.  Of course, not all verses will work well with motions, but some are great.

7.  Have them picture the verse.  For example, use Psalm 1:3 "He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers."  They can picture a tree next to a stream with fruit.  Maybe even a withered leaf with a big X over it.  Some verses are very visual and this method helps a lot.  For other verses, not so much.

8.  Make a game of the Bible verse.  If you have more time to work on the verse or you are memorizing a verse in a children's class, a game can be a fun way to work on the verse.  Here are a few games you can use.
  • Write each word or phrase on an index card and have your child put them in order.  This also works by putting each word or phrase on an object, like a lego or plastic cup.  For something different, put the papers inside a balloon, which you then inflate and tie.  Have the kids pop the balloon and put the papers in order.
  • Have the verse written on a dry erase board or chalkboard.  Erase a word and see if they can still say it.  If they can, erase another word and have them say it again.  Continue until everything has been erased.
  • If you don't have a dry erase board or chalkboard, you can write the verse on a piece of paper and cover words with a post-it note.
  • Have the kids pass a ball around and each person says one word of the verse when they have the ball.
9.  You can check my Pinterest board on memorizing Scripture to see pictures and links to more ideas.

Do you have any tips for memorizing Bible verses?  Share them in the comments.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bible Verses for Overcomer by Mandisa


In life, there are many situations where we feel like we are defeated.  However, we must remember that God's not done yet.  No matter how hopeless life is, God is with us and we will ultimately overcome.  Now that doesn't mean there won't be hard times.  It doesn't mean that we won't struggle and believers won't die terrible deaths.  On the contrary, God knows we will go through hard times. He guarantees it.  In John 16:33, Jesus said  "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

Take a look at Romans 8:35-39:
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written, “For Your sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered." But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
In one verse, Christians were slaughtered for their faith.  In the next verse, they overwhelmingly conquer, even through their death.  They can never be separated from God's love, even in death. Therefore, their death is not a defeat, but rather a victory where they are joined together with Christ, their hope.

Similarly, in Revelation 12:10-11:
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death."
In these verses, martyrs during the tribulation overcome Satan even through their deaths.  Their willingness to die for Christ based on their salvation by Christ's death on the cross was how they ultimately conquered Satan.  Once again, there are triumphant overcomers even during death.

Not all overcomers are martyrs.  On the other hand, we won't all overcome in a way recognizable by the world.  It is the ultimate battle against Satan, death, and hell that is the last triumphant victory.  Then, "when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, 'Death is swallowed up in victory.'" (1 Corinthians 15:54.

It is the hope of this final victory that allows us to live today as overcomers.

Overcomer
by Ben Glover, David Garcia & Christopher Stevens

Staring at a stop sign
Watching people drive by
T mac on the radio
Got so much on your mind
Nothing's really going right
Looking for a ray of hope

Whatever it is you may be going through
I know he's not gonna let it get the best of you
Psalm 37:24  When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.
Jesus said in John 10:27-28 "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand."
You're an overcomer
Stay in the fight 'til the final round
You're not going under
'Cause God is holding you right now
You might be down for a moment
Feeling like it's hopeless
That's when he reminds you
That you're an overcomer
You're an overcomer
Romans 8:35-39  Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written, “For Your sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
 Jesus said in John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.
 1 John 5:4-5 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
 Revelation 12:10-11 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Everybody's been down
Hit the bottom, hit the ground
Ooh, You're not alone
Just take a breath, don't forget
Hang on to his promises
He wants you to know

You're an overcomer
Stay in the fight 'til the final round
You're not going under
'Cause God is holding you right now
You might be down for a moment
Feeling like it's hopeless
That's when he reminds you
That you're an overcomer
You're an overcomer

The same man, the great I am
The one who overcame death
1 Cor 15:55-57 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 2:14-15 Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. 
Revelation 5:5 and one of the elders said to me, “Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals.” 
Is living inside of you
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
So just hold tight, fix your eyes
On the one who holds your life
There's nothing he can't do
He's telling you
Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
You're an overcomer
Stay in the fight 'til the final round
You're not going under
'Cause God is holding you right now
You might be down for a moment
Feeling like it's hopeless
That's when he reminds you
That you're an overcomer
You're an overcomer

Thursday, April 27, 2017

End Times Bible Study with charts

End Times Bible Study with printable charts



The End Times is a topic that I've studied multiple times throughout my life: in youth group, in classes at a Bible College, in Bible studies, and with my church.  However, I've always had trouble keeping everything straight.  So, when my Sunday School class studied it, I made several charts.  In the process of preparing them, I learned a lot too.


Eschatology

Okay, so using all the doctrinal lingo, the eschatology (theology concerning the end times) of these charts is mainly dispensational with pretribulation premillenialism. Pretty similar to the chart by A.E. Booth.

I've studied the book of Revelation and the book of Daniel, but I've struggled with tying them together. Like, how does the King of the North (Daniel 11:36-45) relate to the book of Revelation? Is he a separate character from the beast out of the sea (Revelation 13:1-10) and the beast out of the land (Revelation 13:11-18)? What about Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 39-39)? Who is the false prophet (Revelation 16:13)? Are any of these people the same as the antichrist or each other?

The book that I found most useful in figuring everything out is Major Judgments & Prominent Persons in Prophecy.  This book is actually a short book made up of two separate pamphlets: Major Judgments Linked With the Coming Of the Lord by Leslie M. Grant and Prominent Person in Prophecy by Donald T. Johnson.  These books along with the Numerical Bible by F.W. Grant (especially with the book of Daniel) were very enlightening to me.



Free Printable Charts and Map for an End Times Bible Study | scriptureand.blogspot.com


How to Use These Materials

You can print the pdf files from the viewers below or click on the following links:
Personages in End Time Prophecy
Timeline of End Time Prophecy
Map of End Time Battles

In the Sunday School class, we went through the Timeline and added in the personages from the second page as they came up.  You may prefer to do the Personages in End Time Prophecy first and then go through the Timeline.  We also took some time to look at the Kingdoms mentioned in the book of Daniel when they came up (since the visions about the kingdoms which are already past are interconnected with the prophecies about the future kingdoms).  The map can be used to help understand all of the movements in the battles and judgments.

Please let me know if you have any questions using the comments below or contacting me through the form on the right.  I encourage you to go through the charts and passages on your own without looking through my notes first.  The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the Holy Spirit will help you understand it.  My notes, however, are just my human fallible interpretation done the best I can.  I included them below in case you have any questions or were wandering my view of a passage, but always stick with what the Scriptures say over what I say.










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