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May 18 – Join our study on God’s Revelation – The Bible

Our next Bible Study will begin on May 18, Wednesday evening.  Find more information about our studies by clicking here:

We prefer that everyone participating call in under our Skype Name:  BibleStudentFriends . Those who do not have Internet access, or are not comfortable with Skype, can call with this phone # 630-687-1117 .

If you get disconnected, DO NOT CALL BACK THE SKYPE GROUP.  Call back the Skype Name: BibleStudentFriends  or call the phone #.  The study begins promptly at 7:00 pm Central time (8:00 pm Eastern & 5:00 pm West Coast).  It is best to call in 5 or 10 minutes early to avoid technical delays.   If you have any questions, you can contact me at BibleStudents1@GMail.com.

Our approach will be topical Bible Study where we examine all the scriptures on a particular topic and harmonize them all.   You can find our study book here: God’s Grand Plan of the Ages.    In our May 18 study we will complete chapter 3 and begin chapter 4 of the book, “God’s Grand Plan of the Ages.”  You can prepare by answering the questions below:

CHAPTER 3 – GOD’S REVELATION – THE BIBLE

6)  What remarkable provisions in the law point to a just and loving creator?

a)  Lev 25:9, 13-23, 27, 30

b)  Ex 22:25; Lev 25:36, 37

c)  Ex 22:22

d)  Lev 19:13; Deut 24:14

e)  Ex 12:49; Lev 19:33, 34

f)   Duet 25:4; Ex 23:12;

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6)  How was Jesus an example of fulfilled prophecy?

a)   Micah 5:2; Matt 2:1

b)   Ex 12:5, 46; John 19:31-36; 1 Pet 1:19

c)   Psa 41:9; John 13:18;

d)   Isa 53:12; Matt 27:38

 

CHAPTER 4 – EPOCHS OF TIME IN GOD’S PLAN

(Note:  the references below begining with the letter “A” refer to the page and paragraph in the book the Divine Plan of the Ages where you can find further elaboration on the answer to these question.)

1:  To most observers, God’s dealings with man appear to be haphazard and mysterious.  What scriptural evidence would indicated to us that God has a fixed and systematic plan? (A65 ¶2) (A74 ¶1) Isa. 14:24-27; 46:9-11; Eph. 1:11

2:  Why do we need to know God’s plans?  If we are focused on being good Christian’s, why would it matter whether we understand God’s plans? (A65 ¶2)

3:  What are the three great dispensations? (A66)  Provide scriptures that support our breakdown of three dispensations.  When does each dispensation begin and end? (2 Pet. 3:6; Gal. 1:4; 2 Pet. 3:7; Heb. 2:5; 2 Pet. 3:13; Isa. 45:17)

4:  Is it the wicked who prosper and succeed (Mal 3:15; Psa 37:35; 2 Tim 3:12) or is it the righteous (Psa 72:7, Isa 1:19, Psa 37:9)? Does the Bible contradict itself? (A67 ¶4,5) (A74 ¶3; Isa. 11:9; Jer. 31:34)

5:  Why is the 2nd Dispensation called “The Present Evil World?” Why is the third world or epoch is mentioned as “THE WORLD TO COME–wherein dwelleth righteousness?” (A67 ¶4,5; Mal. 3:15)

6:  Who is the God of this world? (A68 ¶1; Eph. 2:2; 6:12)  Will there be a future transfer of power? Cite Scriptures to show how this will come about. (A68 ¶2; Rev. 11:15; Mark 3:22-27; Rev. 20:2)

7:  Why don’t we believe the earth will be burned up with fire?  Is that what we are taught in 2 Pet 3:7-13? (A69 ¶1; Eccl. 1:4; 2 Pet 3:6)

8:  What was John able to prophetically see regarding the third dispensation in Rev 21? (A70 ¶1)

9:  Please explain the purpose and accomplishment of each age and dispensation toward the achievement of God’s plans and purposes. (A71-A73)

10:  What did Jesus say that indicated both a special favor to the nation of Israel and also the final end of that favor (A72; Matt. 10:5,6; Matt. 15:24; Matt. 23:38)

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