In tonight's study, we look at a canticle of praise comprised of several verses in Revelation 4 and 5 used as the last of the psalms in the Evening Office for the Solemnity of All Saints. We also examine the verses in between to gain context. This leads us primarily to a discussion of how great Jesus is, how He is the bridge between the Creator and creation, the Mediator, the Way, how He Himself is the Gospel, and why we would burst into such praise of Him. We explore some of the Old Testament images and themes used by John in Revelation. We digress a bit about how our prayers and lives can be a pleasing aroma to God as well as on the Millennium and possible answers to the question of over whom the Saints reign in the Kingdom. We then stopped the cameras and prayed the Evening Office together.
Psalm 16 points to Jesus' death and resurrection. It also points us to Him as the path of life, our inheritance, our everything. We examine the difference between the Israelite and Christian perspectives on this psalm as well as some of its cultural and linguistic nuances. We then stopped recording and prayed the Thursday Night Office for which this is the psalm.
In this study, we describe the change in approach from our previous studies, give the background to the Letter of James, read the first chapter, and begin exposition of the first verse. There is a problem with sound for the first 8 minutes of part II.
This study continues examining the role of the Holy Spirit in Christian transformation and how understanding it prevents us from building a Christianity without Christ. We explore how we are transformed from insanity to sanity and conclude with a discussion of God's rest and the Sabbath.
The first half of this study continues the discussion of understanding God“s plan to understand the Bible and discusses the need for an eternally sustainable life style.
The second half answers a number of questions including:
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Foundations of Bible Study