Why Circumcision?
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Monday’s lesson, mentions circumcision, and if the Gentiles ever needed to be circumcised. Some have wondered why in the world God wanted the penis involved in a sign of loyalty. Some atheists have made fun of Christianity and the Bible over this topic.  What we need to understand is, the penis was the part of … [Click to read more …]

06: Faith that Works – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Faith that Works November 4, 2014] 1. Faith without works is dead. James didn’t mince words, did he? Why did he speak so boldly, so plainly, about how faith is as useless as a dead body in the Christian faith? If the doctor-preacher in the story at the beginning of the lesson had … [Click to read more …]

02: The Perfecting of Our Faith – Hit the Mark
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Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; and Sarah had passed the age of childbearing. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself. Genesis 18:11-12 Sarah had just overheard Abraham being told again that his wife would bear him a son. It was humanly impossible for Abraham and Sarah to have a child. Although firm … [Click to read more …]

10: Christ, the Law and the Covenants – Hit the Mark
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prom•ise: an express assurance on which expectation is based. From the moment man found himself in trouble, God has come beside humanity with a promise of remediation. No crime has been too large, no offence to great. It has always been about the promise. To Adam, who had unleashed the curse of death on mankind, … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Sacrifice at Moriah
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Read Genesis 22:1–19. What did Abraham learn about sacrifice? What was God’s purpose in this incredible challenge to Abraham’s faith? The patriarch’s life with God had always been accompanied by divine promises: the promise of land, of descendants, and of blessings; the promise of a son; and the promise that God would take care of Ishmael. … [Click to read more …]