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L ESSON #7 T HE T HEME OF THE B IBLE. G OD C REATED U S God is the reason we are here and continue to live. – Genesis 1:26 Let Us make man in Our image,

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2 G OD C REATED U S God is the reason we are here and continue to live. – Genesis 1:26 Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.

3 A DAM AND E VE And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. Genesis 2:16,17

4 T HE F ALL So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.

5 M ESSAGE TO THE P ROPHETS Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord… Isaiah 1:18 As for them, whether they hear, or whether they refusefor they are a rebellious houseyet they will know that a prophet has been among them. Ezekiel 2:5

6 T HE B IBLE I S N OT … A household ornament good old book. A magic charm. A panic button. For comfort at death. – Psalm 23 A political handbook. An American symbol = U.S. flag.

7 T HE B IBLE I S N OT … A basis for diverse creeds. Restricted to licensed clergy. A reservoir for the Ten Commandments so everyone can be saved. Just one book among many. A keepsake to pass down to our children.

8 W E N EED A S AVIOR All men have sinned – Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

9 W E N EED A S AVIOR If we say we have no sinwe lie ! – 1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

10 W E N EED A S AVIOR Men cannot direct his own steps! – Jeremiah 10:23 O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.

11 W E N EED A S AVIOR Own ways end in death ! – Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

12 W E N EED A S AVIOR Sin is not inherited ! – Ezekiel 18:20 The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.

13 W E N EED A S AVIOR Sin separates one from God! – Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.

14 W E N EED A S AVIOR Sin breaks fellowship with God! – 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

15 T HE S AVIOR I S C OMING M ESSAGE OF O LD T ESTAMENT Bible summarized in Genesis 12:1-7 – Nation – Land – Seed Patriarchal Age – 2500 years Mosaic Age – 1500 years Gospel Age – 2000+ years…

16 1500100000005002000300040001000 Mosaic John 1:17 Patriarchal Romans 5:14 Christian Hebrews 1:2 T HE H ISTORY OF THE W ORLD

17 B OOKS OF LAW G ENESIS – Gods promises E XODUS – A growing nation L EVITICUS – Priesthood N UMBERS – A census of the people D EUTERONOMY – 2 nd generation receives the Law

18 B OOKS OF H ISTORY J OSHUA – Conquering the land J UDGES – OthnielSamuel (15) R UTH – Story of love and devotio n

19 U NITED K INGDOM S AUL – First king D AVID – Man after Gods heart S OLOMON – Granted his request great wisdom!

20 D IVIDED K INGDOM J EROBOAM – King of 10 tribes Northern ISRAEL R EHOBOAM – King of 2 tribes Southern JUDAH K INGDOM NO LONGER UNITED DIVIDED !

21 R ETURN F ROM E XILE : E ZRA AND N EHEMIAH After 70 years returned from Babylon – Jeremiah 25:12 Z ERUBBABEL – Rebuilt the temple P UNISHMENT E NDED – Allowed to rebuild walls and gates

22 R ETURN F ROM E XILE : E ZRA AND N EHEMIAH E ZRA – Found the book of the law N EHEMIAH – Rebuilt the walls and gates E STHER – Saved the Jews in Persia

23 B OOKS OF W ISDOM AND P OETRY J OB – Human suffering P SALMS – Expression of praise and worship P ROVERBS – Practical Wisdom E CCLESIASTES – Purpose of life S ONG OF S OLOMON – Value of steadfast love




27 T HE N EW T ESTAMENT M ESSAGE : O UR S AVIOR H AS C OME And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. John 20:30,31


29 T HE G OSPELS : M ATTHEW --J OHN M ATTHEW 1,2 – Virgin birth M ARK 9:1 – Some would not die until the kingdom came with power L UKE 19:10 – Came to seek and save the lost J OHN 4:24 – Worship in spirit and truth M ATTHEW 16:18,19 – Promise to build His church

30 A CTS A CTS 2 – Church begins A CTS 9 – Sauls conversion A CTS 10 – First Gentile conversion A CTS 12:2 – James is martyred A CTS 15 – First problem in the church P AUL S T HREE P REACHING J OURNEYS

31 R OMANS R OMANS 1:16 – GospelGods power to save R OMANS 3:23 – All have sinned R OMANS 6:23 – Wages of sin/reward of faithful R OMANS 8:31 – God for usnothing to fear R OMANS 12:1,2 – Renewing of the mind R OMANS 14 – Matters of indifference

32 1 C ORINTHIANS Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 1 Corinthians 1:10

33 2 C ORINTHIANS But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6,7

34 G ALATIANS But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:8,9

35 E PHESIANS There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Ephesians 4:4-6

36 P HILIPPIANS Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3,4

37 C OLOSSIANS If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:1,2

38 1 T HESSALONIANS Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22

39 2 T HESSALONIANS And with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12

40 1 T IMOTHY But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:11,12

41 2 T IMOTHY Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers. Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:14,15 Pauls Last Letter!

42 T ITUS For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age. Titus 2:11,12 But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine. Titus 2:1

43 P HILEMON Having confidence in your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say. Philemon 21 T HE R UNAWAY S LAVE

44 H EBREWS H EBREWS 1:1-3 – Superiority of Christ H EBREWS 2:1-4 – Danger of drifting H EBREWS 4:9 – Promise rest H EBREWS 5:12-14 – Failure to grow H EBREWS 9:15-17 – Death of testator H EBREWS 11 – Roll call of the faithful But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (11:6)

45 J AMES But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. James 3:8-10

46 1 P ETER For he who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil. 1 Peter 3:10-12 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you. (1:3,4)

47 2 P ETER But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self- control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. 2 Peter 1:5-7 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. (3:9,10)

48 1 J OHN Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-- is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. 1 John 2:15-17

49 2 J OHN Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds. 2 John 9-11

50 3 J OHN Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers, who have borne witness of your love before the church. If you send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God, you will do well. 3 John 5,6

51 J UDE Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. Jude 3

52 R EVELATION R EVELATION 1:1,2 – Christs revelation to John R EVELATION 1:3 – Blessed are those who READ, KEEP these words R EVELATION 2,3 – Seven churches of Asia R EVELATION 1:9 – John in the kingdom R EVELATION 21:1-4 – Vision of heaven R EVELATION 22:18,19 – Dont add or subtract

53 T HE N EW T ESTAMENT M ESSAGE : O UR S AVIOR C OMING A GAIN How do we prepare for His 2 nd coming? – Obey the gospel – Repent if we are living in sin – This message can be understood – This message must be understood. – Understand this message? – Are you seeking to understand?

54 Summary & Conclusion The Theme of the Bible: – We Need a Savior – The Savior is Here – The Savior Will Come Again The Scheme of Redemption The Wonderful Story of Love Why not give the Bible a Read?

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