Eternity Past, Age of Gentiles, Age of Israel, Hypostatic Union, Church Age, Tribulation, Millennium, Eternal future
Before you begin this Bible study, If you have never believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior, John 3:16 tells us: “ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.’ Simply have faith that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and you will have eternal life and be saved. If you have believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior; then 1 John 1:9 tells us; “If you confess your sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Simply privately tell God the Father your sins to be filled with God the Holy Spirit and He will teach you Bible truth. (Rebound)
Promise Memory Verse
“Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.
Do not add to His words, Or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar.” – Proverbs 30:5-6
Jen and Heather didn’t know why their G-ma was called Myrtle the Turtle, but they loved her dearly even though she was the worst cook in the family. One day Myrtle decided to have a family reunion and host it at her house.
She searched everywhere for her cake recipe and her glasses, but couldn’t find them. Finally, Myrtle decided to make it from memory. She took eggs, butter and milk out of the refrigerator and grabbed some cocoa, chocolate sprinkles, flour, sugar, and baking powder from her pantry. The cake looked beautiful when it was done.
The next day, the whole family gathered for the reunion and everyone avoided Myrtle’s cake. Finally Jen got brave and decided to try a piece. She cut herself a hunk of cake and when she saw what was in it, she felt sick to her stomach! There were hard boiled eggs and chocolate covered crickets cooked into the cake! When her G-ma wasn’t looking, she tossed the whole cake into the garbage.
Adding boiled eggs and chocolate covered crickets to the cake didn’t quite work out did it!
In our memory verse today, God tells us that He doesn’t want us to add anything to the Bible or else we will be punished.
He has only one intended meaning in each passage of the Bible.
Anything added to the Bible are lies!
The New Testament was written after our Savior; the Lord Jesus Christ died and then rose from the grave after 3 days. The first 4 books in the New Testament tell all about the life of Christ and how He paid for our sins on the cross. These books are called the gospels.
The book of Acts starts out with a new period of time, called the Church Age. There was an evil man named Saul who hated Christians and even tracked them down and killed them. One day, Saul saw a bright light and was knocked to the ground. He heard someone say, “Saul, Saul why are you persecuting me?” It was Jesus! When Saul got up, he was blind, eventually his eyesight returned and he accepted The Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior.
God completely forgave Saul; just like He forgives us for our sins when we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior. Saul ended up going by the name of Paul. Paul and other Apostles traveled by foot and by ship to many places to spread the gospel and to start churches.
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The Apostle Paul wrote a bunch of letters to the new churches that he helped to set up. There weren’t any computers or email then so the letters were passed around by hand. Eventually they were known as the Pauline Epistles and became part of the New Testament in the Bible.
A lot of bad things happened to the Apostle Paul while He was spreading God’s Word. He was shipwrecked, beaten, stoned and even thrown into prison. No matter what happened to him, he kept on making sure to follow God’s plan for his life.
Here are the books of the bible that Paul wrote; they are called the Pauline Epistles.
1st Thessalonians, 2nd Thessalonians,
1st Corinthians, 2nd Corinthians,
Romans, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians,
Philemon, 1st Timothy, 2nd Timothy, Titus
Pamela Huffman 2021