September 21 Study – Object of our Lord’s Return is to Restore – Join us!

Our next Bible Study will begin on Sept 14, Wednesday evening.  Prepare for the lesson by hearing the chapter 6 read – Listen here: or read the chapter yourself 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.  Find more information about our studies by clicking here:

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.    You can prepare by answering the questions below:

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We will study Chapter 6 – Object of our Lord’s Return is to Restore.  See questions below.  We covered questions 1-21 and begin with # 22,

START HERE WITH QUESTION # 22

 

22)  How is restitution prophesied in Ezek 16 for Sodom?  (Ez 16:48-54; Isa 61:1; Zech 9:11; Ezek 16:55; 1 Sam 15:3)

 

QUESTIONS COVERED IN PREVIOUS WEEKS.

1) What did Jesus want the disciples to understand about a possible return (second presence)?  (Acts 3:20,21; John 14:3; Rev 22:12,20; Matt 24:1-30

2) How do we know this second coming did not refer to the blessing of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-3; Rev 1:7-8, 18; 14:2-5; 20:1-6; 21:1-4; 22:1-7)

3)  How do we know Jesus did not mean that his second presence was in a conversion of a person to the Christian belief?  (2 Tim 3:1-4; 13; Luke 21:34-35)

4)  How does the Bible teach that Jesus comes to destroy evil, rather than after the Church has converted the world?  (Rev 20:4; 1 Cor 15:20-26)

5)  What does the Bible say about converting the world to Jesus’ teaching before his second presence?  (Matt 24:14; Acts 15:14)

6)  What do these scriptures say about Jesus’ authority during the Kingdom?  (Psa 110:1; 2:1-9; 46:1-9; 97:1-12; Rev 11:15-19; Matt 26:64; Phil 3:21)

7)  Why is there a delay between the first and second advents?  (Acts 1:6; Heb 11:40; Rom 12:1-2; Matt 16:24-26; Rev 7:1)

8)  How do we know that God has not been trying to convert the world since Adam’s sin, or since Jesus’ first advent?  (Acts 3:19-26; Gen 22:15-18; Isa 55:11; Acts 4:11)

9)  How did God’s election affect the human family?  (Gal 3:29; Amos 3:2; Matt 10:5-6; Heb 2:9)

10)  In what way does the free grace doctrine apply to the Gospel Age?  (Rom 16:20; Gen 3:15; Rev 19:7; 22:17; Rom 8:19, 22)

11)  On what basis may a person hope to be of Christ’s heavenly bride?  (Eph 2:8; Acts 4:11; Rom 10:13-14; 8:17; 2 Tim 2:11-12)

12)  What do the Apostle Paul and Apostle James say about any person’s right to expect life?  (Rom 2:14; 3:19-20; 3:10; James 2:10)

13)  How, on what basis, will the world have salvation?  (1 Pet 1:19; John 1:29; 1 Tim 2:3-6)

14)  Is the condition of the dead now a permanent condition?  (Matt 16:27; 2 Pet 2:9)

15)  What do the scriptures say about how many will hear of Jesus and believe in him to gain salvation from death? (1 John 4:8; John 3:16-17; John 1:9; Heb 2:9; Luke 2:10; Phil 2:7-11; 1 Tim 2:3-6)

16)  Do the scriptures show that there is no further hope for a person once he dies?  (Eccl 11:3; 1 Tim 2:4; 1 Cor 15:22)

17)  How will the salvation of men from sin affect their free choice?  (1 Tim 4:10; Isa 43:11; Heb 7:25; Deut 30:19; John 1:5; 3:36; Acts 3:23; Matt 14:43; Luke 2:10-11; Matt 1:21)

18)  When the world is resurrected from death, here on earth, and given a full understanding of salvation from sin in the Millennium, what will be the result if a person elects to continue to sin?  (Rom 8:24; 5:18-19; Heb 10:38-39; Rev 21:8; Acts 3:23)

19)  How many of God’s prophets talked about the Times of Restitution?  (Acts 3:19-16)

20)  How do the scriptures help us understand God’s plan to include Israel and the Jews in restitution?  (Ez 37:11-14; Rom 11:2, 25, 26, 28-33; Jer 24:5-7; 31:28-34; 32:40-42; 33:6-16)

21)  How does God promise to treat Sodom in the restitution?  (Gen 19:24; Luke 17:29; Matt 11:23-24; Ezek 16-48-63)

23)  How does the Apostle Paul assure us that Israel’s restoration and thus also Sodom’s restoration, are to be real?  (Rom 11:26-29)

24)  Why was the Jewish belief in their exclusiveness as God’s people because they were descendant by blood from Abraham so detrimental to their seeing God’s plan to bless all?  What is the example for us?

4 comments to September 21 Study – Object of our Lord’s Return is to Restore – Join us!

  • Kent

    I am that Swedish brother and i am glad to have found you. I appreciated the study and the conference call very much. I will try to go to bed early tomorrow evening and set my alarm clock to 01:30 make myself a cup of Te and hope to find you again. May Jehovah bless you all and may his glorious name be sanctified.
    Kent.

    • Jacqueline

      Hello Kent, Thanks for commenting. My Jw family in another part of the US commented on your getting up so early,It was their first time listening in. They were impressed and we really received a blessing by your presence. It gave us joy and encouragement my dear brother. See you Wednesday

    • Peter K. (admin)

      Kent – Last Wednesday night, you asked, “What do we believe will be fleshly Israel’s purpose in God’s plan?” The earthly Government in the Kingdom (Paradise Earth) will be centered in Israel. The faithful followers of Jehovah from the Old Testament (i.e. Moses, Abraham, David, Daniel, etc.) will be among the earthly rulers. Israel itself will be a blessor nation, the blessing of the earthly Kingdom will flow out of it. The New Covenant will be made with Israel, then as people in the world come into the Kingdom Arrangement, they will come under the New Covenant. More information about what happens next with Israel in prophecy as well as scriptural support for this answer can be found by clicking here and here.

  • Tulsigirl

    Tonight we had a GREAT study. All the regulars but one showed up. We hope that Brother is well. We had the blessing of a new brother from Sweden join us. It was 2 in the morning there. He was a welcome addition to our little group. We are learning to really search and find our answers directly from the Bible. I thought as a JW, that’s what they did. However, I know now they did not. We are using a booklet called the Grand Plan, but mostly we take the scriptures with each question, look them up and see for ourselves how they answer the question.

    What I appreciate the most from the Bible Students that I never got as a JW is freedom, in fact encouragement, to come to the answers ourselves. There are some things like the fact there is no Trinity, no immortal soul, no Hell and other doctrines that are set in stone by the information we find in the scriptures. But some other thoughts are open to interpretation. We’re not chastised or made to feel little for our understandings. We never had that as JW. I feel the freedom and the peace and the joy of GOD’s word and understanding his “grand plan” for ALL.

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