Some Highlights from the ‘Major Prophets’

Some Highlights from the ‘Major Prophets’

1.  Some highlights from the book of Isaiah

 

2.  Some highlights from the book of Jeremiah

 

3.  Some highlights from the book of Ezekiel

 

4.  Some highlights from the book of Daniel

 

Wisdom is not found in the land of the living!

Wisdom is not found in the land of the living!

Job 28:1-11 Job describes the exploits of miners over 3½ thousand years ago (probably)

Job 28:12-22 Even though people have been successful in mining precious metals and precious stones from the earth (recall Job 28:1-11), they have not been successful on their own in discovering what according to Job in Job 28:12?

Job 28:23-28 Don’t despair!  How are the questions asked in Job 28:12,20 answered in Job 28:23?

I know that my Redeemer lives

  1. know that our Redeemer lives (Job 19:25)
  2. rejoice that our Redeemer has taken His stand on the earth (Job 19:25)
  3. remember that the dead will rise (Job 19:26,27)
  4. always be prepared for the last judgment (Job 19:26,27)
  5. eagerly wait for our Saviour from heaven (Job 19:27)
  6. rejoice that the word of the Lord endures forever (Job 19:23,24)

Nehemiah’s Love for God and for People

1.  Nehemiah’s love for God

(i) Nehemiah prayed to God regularly

(ii) Nehemiah knew God’s word and applied it to life

(iii) Nehemiah feared God

(iv) Nehemiah was a servant of God

(v) Nehemiah persevered in the work of God

2.  Nehemiah’s love for people

(i) Nehemiah was concerned for others

(ii) Nehemiah encouraged others

(iii) Nehemiah was a good example to others

(iv) Nehemiah saw the good in others

God Made them Man and Woman

Gods Commands for Creation

After his Kind Gen 1:24-25 KJV

The flood of Noahs Day Gen 6:19-20 KJV

Be Fruitful and muliply Gen 1:26-28 Mat 19:4-6

Plan for Food changed Gen 1:29-31 Gen 9:2-4 KJV

A Very Good Creation marred by man’s sin Gen 1:31 Gen 3:17-19 KJV

Man’s Commands without God

Hold the truth in unrighteousness Rom 1:18-20

The sin of Idolatry Rom 1:21-23

A reprobate mind Rom 1:24-28

Jesus Commands for Believers Live peaceably with all men Rom 12:17-18

Be people of truth Joh 3:20-21 KJV Gal 4:16 KJV (16)

Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

Be people of love Eph 4:14-15 KJV 1Co 13:4-6 NAS95

Preach Christ Crucified. 1Co 1:21-24 NAS95 Mat 28:19-20 NAS95

Ezekiel

Lessons from the book of Ezekiel

understand that sin matters to God
know that God is strong and mighty
always be strong in the Lord
recall that the eyes of the Lord are everywhere
realise that we cannot flee from God’s presence
recognise that it is Heaven that rules
know the glory of God in the face of Christ
fear God
accept the word of God for what it really is

Lessons Learned Too Late

1st Kings 13

The man of God began with courage and devotion to God, but very sadly ended in tragedy.

Lessons to be learned:

  1. Religious people don’t always tell the truth.
  2. Sincerity alone does not make things right.
  3. Earlier obedience will not cover later disobedience.
  4. God means what He says.

The man of God learned these lessons too late to do him any good.

  • Will we avoid making the same mistake he did?

Three Important Bible Periods

  1. The Promises (Christ)
  2. The Law
  3. The Gospel (Christ)

LESSONS

  1. God does not lie!
  2. Rejoice in the Lord always!
  3. Today we live by the gospel / the law of Christ and not by the law of Moses!
  4. Do the deeds of Abraham today!