The section of scripture with which we are concerned falls within the sundry warnings that Jesus is giving to his disciples regarding the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Jesus words to them are basically this. Don’t expect that you will receive a warm welcome out of the unfaithful. When you preach the gospel, people are going to become your enemies. In this sense, Jesus’ came to bring a sword. The warning of Micah describing the unfaithful holds true here. Even among families, there will be division. This is the typical response of the unfaithful.
This means that the saints that reign with Christ for 1000 years are people who have been come into the likeness of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ; these are the saved. It is the saved that reign with Christ for 1000 years. Consider what Peter says in 1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/for-this-im-thankful.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTITLE: For This, I’m Thankful SUBJECT: Gratitude PROPOSITION: In this lesson we will note a few things for which to be thankful. OBJECTIVE: That each hearer would consider how they need to be thankful in their lives. AIM: To reinforce the necessity of thankfulness. INTRODUCTION: 1. […]
One of the criticisms that Jesus’ enemies employed was that He ate with publicans and sinners…This criticism was leveled at Jesus because he associated with these people to teach them the gospel.
Through Jesus, the saints overcome all enemies.
In this lesson we will study the topic of envy through the story of Israel’s desiring a king and Saul’s envy of David. Each person should understand how envy progresses: It begins with comparisons, distorts reality, and destroys its victims. I hope to impress upon each listener the truly diabolical nature of envy.
As we study the Old Testament, let us never forget that it is all about Jesus!
Sometimes it is hard to believe that our young men and women will soon graduate from High School and into adult life. We ask: Are they ready? Will they be prepared? Can they succeed? What will their future be? Who will be in their life? Where will they go? What will they do? There are […]