God as Architect

After God dramatically delivered Israel from slavery in Egypt, He brought them to Mount Sinai. There, He joined them to Himself in a sacred covenant. Among all the varied instructions He gave them there, how was beauty included? Exod. 25:1–9. The things which God request the people to bring are things which possess beauty. These […]

God as potter

When is the first time the Bible reveals God displaying His skills working with “clay”? Gen. 1:26, 27, 31; 2:7. The first time we see god working with clay is in the creation narrative. At the end of the creation week God uses clay to create man. God shows His skill in using clay. He […]

The Prophets as Historians

The Prophets as Historians How is this idea revealed in the following verses? Jer. 1:14–19. In this passage we can see how the Prophets as Historians would deliver a message to the people of God. In this message Jeremiah deliverers a message for God and recounts their history with God. The prophet helps the people remember where […]

The Past and the Future

What do biblical writers assert regarding human history’s beginning and end? Gen. 1:1; Job 38:1–7; Ps. 104:1–9; Rev. 1:1–3, 19; 21:1–6. God reveals Himself to be the at the beginning and the end of human history. God was there at the creation in Genesis and He is there at the recreation in Revelation. God is […]

The Sabbath in Deuteronomy

Read Deuteronomy 5:12–15. Compare it with Exodus 20:8–11. What similarities existed between the two, what differences, and why are those differences important? In the the command that is given in Deuteronomy there is an emphasis on the fact that the children of Israel were once slaves. Even in the commandment in exodus God says that […]

The Sabbath in Exodus

Read Exodus 20:8–11. What does the Lord tell us to do, and what reason are we told to do it? In this passage God Commands the whole household to rest from their labor even animals.The reason that God asks this is beceause He also worked six days and rested on the Seventh-day. Each Sabbath that […]

The Sabbath in Genesis

What four actions of God are recorded in Genesis 2:1–3 as He created the Sabbath? The Bible records that on the Seventh-day God completed creating the heavens and the earth. God also rested on the Sabbath and He blessed the Sabbath, and sanctified it. God created a day specifically so that we could rest with […]

The Law Before Sinai

Read Job 24:14, 15. How do these verses help us understand what the standard of right and wrong included? In these verses they talk about murder, lying , and adultery. God has a definitive standard for right or wrong which is righteousness. All unrighteousness is sin. The law of God is manifested in the character […]

God the Lawgiver

Read Exodus 19:18, 19; 20:18; Deuteronomy 5:22; and Hebrews 12:21, descriptions of the giving of the Law at Mount Sinai. Why would it be something so terrifying? From these descriptions we see that there was thunder and lightning, this is something which is scary. Even today when we hear thunder or loud sounds we are […]

Judgment and Grace in Eden

Read Genesis 3, the account of the Fall. In what ways are both themes, that of judgement and grace, revealed? In this passage we see that God is passing Judgement on the serpent, the man ,and the woman.The grace of God can be seen in the promise of the One who will crush the head […]

Judgement Day

Read the following verses. What are they about? Who is judged? What happens in these judgments? What do these texts reveal about the nature and reality of divine judgment? Eccles. 12:13, 14 ; 1 Cor. 3:13 ; 2 Cor. 5:10 ;Heb. 10:30 ;Matt. 16:27 ;Rev. 20:12 ;Rev. 22:12 Matt. 12:36, 37 ;1 Pet. 4:17 ; […]

At The Cross

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Rom. 5:8). What is this text saying to us? It is not our good deeds or behavior that makes us acceptable before God. Jesus Christ died for us because we are sinners, His death during our state […]

Creation Week

Creation Week   “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1, NKJV). How does this opening line automatically make the Bible and Darwinian evolution mutually exclusive? Evolution teaches that life on earth evolved from a common ancestor about 3.7 billion years ago. In contrast to this , the bible teaches we […]