31/7/2016 LESSON 9
ISRAEL’S REJECTION OF GOD
Quarter’s Theme: BASIC CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES
Unit 2 – The Believers’ Justification And Admonition To Sinners (Lessons 5-9)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 243, 349
Devotional Reading: EXO. 19:3-8
Topic For Adults
RISE ABOVE THE STUMBLING BLOCK THE ENEMY HAS PUT IN YOUR PATH
Topic For Youths
DON’T MISS GOD’S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE
Topic For Intermediates
WRONG ZEAL CANNOT PLEASE GOD
ROM. 9:4-5; EXO. 19:5-6; 1 COR. 1:21-24; ACTS 13:14-21
For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion” (Rom. 9: 15) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
God’s Word Stands Unbroken
God promised Abraham “and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” and “for an everlasting covenant to be God to you and your descendants after you”. One would wonder was God’s promise not broken when many of the Israelites refused to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour, thus missing the blessing of eternal life? However, when God gave the promise, He had in mind those who were spiritual descendants of Abraham. Those who are physical descendants, but who refuse to have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, are counted out of Abraham’s descendants who have access to the promises given to Abraham. Those who are Gentiles, but who believe in Jesus are included in the spiritual descendants of Abraham, and, therefore, have access to the promises and the covenants. To be included in this family, one has to abide in Christ. God knows those who are His (2 Tim. 2:19).
Point of Emphasis: Therefore, know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham (Gal. 3:7).
Prayer Point: Cast me not away from Your presence, O God, and take not Your Holy Spirit from me.