Session 1: What is God’s Promise?

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Session 1: What is Gods Promise?. Main Passages: Genesis 12:1-3 Referenced Article: The Living God is a Missionary God by John Stott (pg2-8 of Chap 1) Questions to be answered: What is the difference between the command of God and the promise of God? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>God Perspectives in Human History</p> <p>Session 1: What is Gods Promise?Main Passages: Genesis 12:1-3Referenced Article: The Living God is a Missionary God by John Stott (pg2-8 of Chap 1)Questions to be answered:What is the difference between the command of God and the promise of God?How does the promise of God relate to the purpose of God?What is the progressive fulfillment of Gods promise?What is the ultimate fulfillment of Gods promise?</p> <p>Gods Promise Reveals His PurposePurpose:Gods Command:The command has to be fulfilled by men but we can not complete as it is intended for we are not perfect. (Romans 3:21; Isaiah 53:6)Gods Promise:The promise is fulfilled by God. God will complete as it is promised for He is faithful and powerful. (Ill~)God chose to fulfill His purpose through His personal and powerful promise given to mankind (Romans 1:16)Triple BlessingPeople (Genesis 11:31; 13:14-15; 15:7)Land (Genesis 15:5-6; 17:5)Blessing (Genesis 12:2-3; 17:7-8)</p> <p>The Progressive fulfillment of Gods promiseIt has triple fulfillments:Past: Immediate historical fulfillmentPresent: Intermediate Gospel fulfillmentFuture: Ultimate fulfillmentImmediate Fulfillment of Gods promiseGod promised to multiply His peopleAbram (Genesis 17:1-7)Isaac (Genesis 26:6)Jacob (Genesis 32:12)Hebrew slaves in Egypt (Exodus 1:7)People of Israel in the time king Solomon (1 Kings 3:8)God promised to bring His people blessing.Abram (Genesis 12:2) I will bless you and make your name great. And you will be a blessing Isaac (Genesis 26:3) I will be with you and bless you Jacob (Genesis 31:13) - go back to land of your fathers and I will be with youGod promised to bring His people to a promised Land.Abram (Genesis 12:1) -to the land He will show Isaac (Genesis 26:3) I will give all these land to you and your offspring Jacob (Genesis 31:2) go back to land of your fathers ~Israelites while they were slaves in Egypt (Exodus 3:6; Hebrews 11:8-16, 39-40)Intermediate fulfillment of Gods promiseGod promised to make all people His people without any discrimination. (people)By the blood of Abraham Started by Abraham (Matthew 1:1 ~)First for the Jews, then for the Gentiles (Romans 1;16)By the faith in Jesus ChristBy the Gospel (Ephesians 3:6)By the promise of God (Romans 9:6-8) By the faith in Christ (Romans 4:9-12)</p> <p>God promised to bring His people into the Sabbath rest, Gods rest. (Land)Become heir of the world by faith (Romans 4:13)Enter into the Sabbath (Hebrews 4:7-11)</p> <p>God promised to bless all Gentiles by save them in Christ. (Salvation)According to the promise to Abraham (Galatians 3:8)The blessing is the salvation by the righteousness (Galatians 3:11)The salvation comes by the faith in Christ (Galatians 3:14)</p> <p>Ultimate fulfillment of Gods promisePeople: Great multitudes, every tribes, people, and tongues (Revelation 7:9) Land: Gods throne (revelation 7:14-15)A land irrigated from the springs of living water (Revelation 7:16-17) Blessing: He shelter them with His presence (Revelation 20:14-21:1-4)Their wilderness days of hunger, thirst, or scorching heat are over.God is-God is God of HistoryHe is the Beginning and the End, Alpha and Omega (Revelation 22:13)God is God of BlessingHe is determine to bless all the families of the earth by save them all who believe in Christ (Genesis 12:3; John 3:16)God is God of Mission He always keep His promise in His time (Hebrews 11:13)</p>

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