LAB87 & LAB88 Love by Faith and Not by Sight
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2015-10-20 22:36:32
Introduction. Well in life some 'things' can surprise and delight you and I would just like to thank Jeannie for her posts over the last few months to the LAB group, but especially in using the Mark-up module for her last post. In answer to the point made by Jeannie in her last LAB post, I read 'somewhere' in Biblearc a few months ago, an answer to a question as to which method to start with in Biblearc. If my memory serves me well, the reply was along the lines of starting with Mark-Up and then going on to use the other tools, such as Phrasing to trace the arguments in the scripture and/ or using Arcing or Bracketing, to determine the main point and the structure of the scripture. During the Mark-up course someone made a comment that it would be wonderful if the scripture that had been 'marked-up' in Biblearc could then be used for Arcing or Bracketing etc, thereby develoing the study of the 'marked-up' portion of scripture, for use in some of the other tools in Biblearc. (one for Andy's list) In terms of 'sharing' and 'learning from one another', I just loved reading Jeannie's Post, her comments, questions, thoughts and take away's. Unfortunately as yet, there is no way within the Mark-up module in Biblearc to make comments on one another's work or ask questions, and I would have loved to be able to do that with Jeannie's post. With that thought in mind the thinking cap will have to come on, to see how we can 'converse' with one another, Yours in Him, Trevor Characters Elected Exiles / Believers The Prophets Jesus Elected Exiles / Believers (Orange Rectangle) They rejoiced that through the resurrection of The Lord Jesus and being born again they had an inheritance in heaven kept for them by God's power (vs 3-5) Some of them, if it was necessary had been grieved by different types of trials (vs 6) The purpose of these tests was to test the genuineness of their faith (vs 7) Their genuine faith was more precious than gold that perishes. (vs 7) Even when it is tested by fire at the revelation of The Lord Jesus their faith will result in the faithful obtaining praise and glory and honour when Jesus comes to gather His own (vs 7) They had not seen Jesus (vs 8) They loved Jesus even though they had not seen him (vs 8) They believed in Him even though they have not seen Him (vs 8) They rejoiced with a joy that was beyond their ability to express in words (vs 8) Their Joy was filled with glory (vs 8) ( see word search below ) They had their souls saved as a result of their faith (vs 9) They had God grace (vs 10) The prophets of old were serving these elect exiles (vs 12) The prophets of old announced the good news to the elect exiles (vs 12) This good news had been preached by others to the elect exiles (vs 12) Questions Gold cannot corrode, but can it perish by the heat from a fire when it melts? what other forces can make the gold perish apart from heat? (vs 7) 1 Corinthians 3:13 ESV 13 x each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed y by fire, and z the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. (does the thought that my work here on earth will be tested by fire,cause me to think soberly "Am I doing enough, to have something of worth left after it has been tested by fire?") Is the little while a comparison of the time a believer is alive on earth, and eternity when they die? (vs 6) What does joy that is filled with glory feel like? See word search below Summary The elect exiles were Jews who believed in Jesus and who were part of the dispersion. Many of them had been grieved by various trials, but these trails had the benefit of testing the genuineness of their faith. They had the good news preached to them and even though they had not seen jesus in the flesh they believed in His existance and they loved Him. Their faith was more precious than gold and would result in them having praise and honour and glory at the revelation of Jesus. The Prophets (dark Pink Rectangle) The prophets prophesied about the grace that was given to the elected exiles. (vs 10) The prophets searched and enquired carefully (vs 10) The prophet predicted the sufferings of Jesus and the glories that followed His resurection (vs 11) The prophets were being instructed by the Spirit of the Lord Jesus BEFORE he was born on the earth as a man. (vs 11) It was revealed to the prophets that they were serving people in an age that was yet to come. (vs 12) The prophets were not serving themselves (vs 12) The words that they wrote and the events that they prophesied about were 'the things' that had been announced to the elect exiles and ourselves alive today. Questions What did the prophets search? Was it just the Torah or other rabbinical writing? (vs 10) Who did the prophets go to to inquire carefully? The spirit of Christ in them What would have gone through the minds of the prophets at the revelation that the comming messiah would be killed in such a barbaric way and rise again to reclaim and save the lost. Summary The prophets searched and inquired as to the person and time of the coming of the Messiah. They prophesied about the grace that was to be given to believers in the Lord Jesus, and they were that what they were doing through their prophesies ws not for themselves but for people in a future age. Jesus (Light Green rectangle) Jesus Christ is to be revealed to his followers when he returns to the earth (vs 7) Jesus had these elect exiles love Him even though they did not see Him. (vs 8) Jesus had these elect exiles believe in Him even though they did not see Him (vs 8) The prophet predicted the sufferings of Jesus and the glories that followed His resurection by being led through the Spirit of Christ. (vs 11) Questions Jesus was the author of the prophesies as to the suffering He would have to go through as a mere man, with all His power as the Son of God removed from Him. Yet he still went through all this suffering and died for us? Would I have done the same? Jesus on the road to Emmaus talked to the two men about Himself in the following verses. Do I look for references to The Lord in the Old Testament and understand the Old testament was written about Jesus? Luk 24:25 And he said to them, "O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Luk 24:26 Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?" Luk 24:27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. Summary The Spirit of Jesus indicated to the prophets facts about Himself that they they prophesied about in the writings of the Old Testament. Jesus is coming back bringing with Him praise , glory and honour to those who have believed in Him and loved Him as their Saviour. Word Searches G1392 Glory (vs 8) δοξάζω doxazō Thayer Definition: 1) to think, suppose, be of opinion 2) to praise, extol, magnify, celebrate 3) to honour, do honour to, hold in honour 4) to make glorious, adorn with lustre, clothe with splendour 4a) to impart glory to something, render it excellent 4b) to make renowned, render illustrious 4b1) to cause the dignity and worth of some person or thing to become manifest and acknowledged Part of Speech: verb A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G1391 Take Away 1 I did not know that the word 'glory' was a verb a 'doing' word. (see word search above) The exiles believed in Jesus and rejoiced with a joy that was inexpressible and filled with glory in which they and we praise, extol, magnify the Lord Jesus for all that He had done for the elected exiles and has done for believers through the ages. Take Away 2 The Old Testament points to the Lord Jesus and His saving work as the spotless Lamb of God. It is so wonderful that the angels in heaven long to look into these truths. How much more should I long to search the scriptures like the Bereans in Acts 17. Act 17:11 These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.
11445346198355 1445121543768 Notes 2015-10-20 13:03:29 2015-10-20 22:36:32 Introduction. Well in life some 'things' can surprise and delight you and I would just like to thank Jeannie for her posts over the last few months to the LAB group, but especially in using the Mark-up module for her last post. In answer to the point made by Jeannie in her last LAB post, I read 'somewhere' in Biblearc a few months ago, an answer to a question as to which method to start with in Biblearc. If my memory serves me well, the reply was along the lines of starting with Mark-Up and then going on to use the other tools, such as Phrasing to trace the arguments in the scripture and/ or using Arcing or Bracketing, to determine the main point and the structure of the scripture. During the Mark-up course someone made a comment that it would be wonderful if the scripture that had been 'marked-up' in Biblearc could then be used for Arcing or Bracketing etc, thereby develoing the study of the 'marked-up' portion of scripture, for use in some of the other tools in Biblearc. (one for Andy's list) In terms of 'sharing' and 'learning from one another', I just loved reading Jeannie's Post, her comments, questions, thoughts and take away's. Unfortunately as yet, there is no way within the Mark-up module in Biblearc to make comments on one another's work or ask questions, and I would have loved to be able to do that with Jeannie's post. With that thought in mind the thinking cap will have to come on, to see how we can 'converse' with one another, Yours in Him, Trevor Characters Elected Exiles / Believers The Prophets Jesus Elected Exiles / Believers (Orange Rectangle) They rejoiced that through the resurrection of The Lord Jesus and being born again they had an inheritance in heaven kept for them by God's power (vs 3-5) Some of them, if it was necessary had been grieved by different types of trials (vs 6) The purpose of these tests was to test the genuineness of their faith (vs 7) Their genuine faith was more precious than gold that perishes. (vs 7) Even when it is tested by fire at the revelation of The Lord Jesus their faith will result in the faithful obtaining praise and glory and honour when Jesus comes to gather His own (vs 7) They had not seen Jesus (vs 8) They loved Jesus even though they had not seen him (vs 8) They believed in Him even though they have not seen Him (vs 8) They rejoiced with a joy that was beyond their ability to express in words (vs 8) Their Joy was filled with glory (vs 8) ( see word search below ) They had their souls saved as a result of their faith (vs 9) They had God grace (vs 10) The prophets of old were serving these elect exiles (vs 12) The prophets of old announced the good news to the elect exiles (vs 12) This good news had been preached by others to the elect exiles (vs 12) Questions Gold cannot corrode, but can it perish by the heat from a fire when it melts? what other forces can make the gold perish apart from heat? (vs 7) 1 Corinthians 3:13 ESV 13 x each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed y by fire, and z the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. (does the thought that my work here on earth will be tested by fire,cause me to think soberly "Am I doing enough, to have something of worth left after it has been tested by fire?") Is the little while a comparison of the time a believer is alive on earth, and eternity when they die? (vs 6) What does joy that is filled with glory feel like? See word search below Summary The elect exiles were Jews who believed in Jesus and who were part of the dispersion. Many of them had been grieved by various trials, but these trails had the benefit of testing the genuineness of their faith. They had the good news preached to them and even though they had not seen jesus in the flesh they believed in His existance and they loved Him. Their faith was more precious than gold and would result in them having praise and honour and glory at the revelation of Jesus. The Prophets (dark Pink Rectangle) The prophets prophesied about the grace that was given to the elected exiles. (vs 10) The prophets searched and enquired carefully (vs 10) The prophet predicted the sufferings of Jesus and the glories that followed His resurection (vs 11) The prophets were being instructed by the Spirit of the Lord Jesus BEFORE he was born on the earth as a man. (vs 11) It was revealed to the prophets that they were serving people in an age that was yet to come. (vs 12) The prophets were not serving themselves (vs 12) The words that they wrote and the events that they prophesied about were 'the things' that had been announced to the elect exiles and ourselves alive today. Questions What did the prophets search? Was it just the Torah or other rabbinical writing? (vs 10) Who did the prophets go to to inquire carefully? The spirit of Christ in them What would have gone through the minds of the prophets at the revelation that the comming messiah would be killed in such a barbaric way and rise again to reclaim and save the lost. Summary The prophets searched and inquired as to the person and time of the coming of the Messiah. They prophesied about the grace that was to be given to believers in the Lord Jesus, and they were that what they were doing through their prophesies ws not for themselves but for people in a future age. Jesus (Light Green rectangle) Jesus Christ is to be revealed to his followers when he returns to the earth (vs 7) Jesus had these elect exiles love Him even though they did not see Him. (vs 8) Jesus had these elect exiles believe in Him even though they did not see Him (vs 8) The prophet predicted the sufferings of Jesus and the glories that followed His resurection by being led through the Spirit of Christ. (vs 11) Questions Jesus was the author of the prophesies as to the suffering He would have to go through as a mere man, with all His power as the Son of God removed from Him. Yet he still went through all this suffering and died for us? Would I have done the same? Jesus on the road to Emmaus talked to the two men about Himself in the following verses. Do I look for references to The Lord in the Old Testament and understand the Old testament was written about Jesus? Luk 24:25 And he said to them, "O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Luk 24:26 Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?" Luk 24:27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. Summary The Spirit of Jesus indicated to the prophets facts about Himself that they they prophesied about in the writings of the Old Testament. Jesus is coming back bringing with Him praise , glory and honour to those who have believed in Him and loved Him as their Saviour. Word Searches G1392 Glory (vs 8) δοξάζω doxazō Thayer Definition: 1) to think, suppose, be of opinion 2) to praise, extol, magnify, celebrate 3) to honour, do honour to, hold in honour 4) to make glorious, adorn with lustre, clothe with splendour 4a) to impart glory to something, render it excellent 4b) to make renowned, render illustrious 4b1) to cause the dignity and worth of some person or thing to become manifest and acknowledged Part of Speech: verb A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G1391 Take Away 1 I did not know that the word 'glory' was a verb a 'doing' word. (see word search above) The exiles believed in Jesus and rejoiced with a joy that was inexpressible and filled with glory in which they and we praise, extol, magnify the Lord Jesus for all that He had done for the elected exiles and has done for believers through the ages. Take Away 2 The Old Testament points to the Lord Jesus and His saving work as the spotless Lamb of God. It is so wonderful that the angels in heaven long to look into these truths. How much more should I long to search the scriptures like the Bereans in Acts 17. Act 17:11 These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so. notes
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