Vv36 now take up your knapsack. Times are changing. The Lord is preparing the disciples. Why are the times changing? Financial and the sword. Do your homework. Wars are not won by physical swords but spiritual. Don’t trust in your preparation. The church has a responsibility to provide for missions.
Vv37. Refers Isa 53:12
Jesus prays at the Mount of olives. Mat26. Why did the angels come? To encourage His humanity. Separated from God. Taking on the sins of the world. Heb4:15. pray that you may not enter into temptation.
Vv1. Man has to work hard for his fruits. Forced into military training. A slaves who works in the field yearns for shade. Vv4 Sleeplessness. Job did not find relief in day or night.
Vv9-10 first time sheol is mentioned in the Bible. Luke 10:20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
Do you talk to God? Do you know God? Do you love Him? Vv 11 onwards righteous complaint. Vv12 does Job need to be under constant surveillance?
Vv17. Why are you picking on me?vv21 God why won’t you forgive me?
Vv17 is psa 8. David is quoting from Job.
The theology of retribution. God’s thoughts are far above yours. Higher.
He leadeth me
Be careful not to stumble the weaker brother. Meat offered to idols seems outdated in Singapore? Some closer to this generation: expensive cars, movies.
The stronger Christian. One willingly to withhold himself. Liberty in living but would choose to be deprived for the weaker Christian around him. The word of God dictates his life.
Why do the weak have all the consessions? Spiritual babes. Those who have not put to death their old self. Vv7 have you forgotten what you were like before you knew Christ?
Covenant of works and grace. Abrahamic covenant (grace)- bless his descendants. Covenant of creation (works) – tree of life. Noahic covenant (grace) – rainbow, God has withheld His judgement. Anytime we have breath we can turn to God. Gen 3:15. Mosaic covenant (works) – curses and blessings for obeying the Lord. Davidic covenant (grace) – Messianic line.
The New covenant. Christ’s blood. The sign – The holy Spirit. Rom 6. Ephesians 1.
Peter denied Christ. Suffering for a purpose. Trust in God’s sovereign will.
Judas and Peter’s betrayal is side by side. Jesus prayed for Peter. Vv33 Peter will turn back to the Lord. A true believer.
Jn 17:9 — Jn 17:12 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
By Justin Peters
Daniel is being careful with the names he uses. Vv2 The Lord gave. Daniel, God is my judge.
Vv8 why did they say no? He made up his mind not to defile himself. So that when the temptations come you don’t fold. Daniel wanted all the glory to go to God. Resulute attitude towards God. Imagine the temptation. Four young men not bending the knee.
Vv9 God honored their obedience. Sometimes you see the reward sometimes you don’t. But one blessing you will recieve is clear conscience.
Do not succumb to worldliness. Do you love the Lord or your sin? Salvation is not resolution it is direction.
Vv 19 this is my body. Roman Catholic view, Lutheran’s view and Protestant view. 1 Cor 11. The Lord is transforming from the Passover to the Lord’s table. About the unity of the church. How do you remember the Lord each supper? Both retrospective and prospective. It is a major change for the Jews. Check yourself that you are in unity with the church. Are you not going to the Lord’s table because you are not dealing with your sin? Non believers at breaking of bread? Our church takes the stance that Judas was not at the Lord’s table. He left halfway?
Remeber Puritans died for attending the holy Communion.
By Justin Peters
Lazarus means God helps. You and I are spiritually helpless. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. God is the ultimate good judge and He must punish sin. If we could work our way into heaven then the cross is meaningless .
Death is the great equalizer. Vv 22 pallbearers were angels. Vv24 the most terrifying thing about hell is God, in His mode of judgement. Rev 14 Father Abraham. This tells us he had head knowledge of the Bible. Send Lazarus – hell does not mean repentance. Let the word of Christ dwell richly in us. Make sure that head knowledge penetrates the heart. 1 Cor 6. Washed, justified and sanctified.
A worldly is nothing more than intellectual ascent – We try to cover our sin. A Goldy sorrow leads to repentance and salvation. PSA 51. It grieves a Christian.
Amillennialism and postmillennialism don’t believe in the rapture. Premillennialism is pro rapture.
Abomination of desolation. Vv32 focus on God and not on this world. Vv36 pray that you can endure the end times. Are you a man of prayer?
Vv34 a substitute to take away the pain. Don’t fall into that. WW2 Germans throws a party. Belchazar throws a party.
End times, eventually things are gonna be good.