John 7:37-38 - In the last day, that great day of the feast; Jesus stood and cried, saying: If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. He who believes on me, as the scripture has said; out of his belly will flow rivers of living water.
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Sunday, December 11, 2022
9:00 am - 9:45 am
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Presenter: Faith Smith
Today we begin our study of Isaiah chapter 2, wherein God pronounces judgment on Judah and Israel, and exalts Zion. The LORD pronounced judgment on the nations (these nations will be revealed as we move along in our studies.
As we gather to learn from our Lord, let us consider what God said in Isaiah 1:18-20, and what Jesus Christ said in Matthew 11:28-30; concerning reasoning together, and learning from Him. When we submit to the Holy Spirit of our God who lives, breathes, and dwells within us; only then can the true wisdom, knowledge and understanding of God’s word be brought forth in the hearts and minds of His people (James 4:7-10; Romans 8:8-11; Isaiah 53:1; John 12:37-41; John 16:12-15).
As believers, born again in Christ, the truth we seek does not come from the doctrine of men, it comes from the doctrine brought forth by the Lord our God through His own Son Jesus Christ, by the Holy Spirit of our God (Matthew 15:7-10; John 14:25-27; Jeremiah 31:33-34,Hebrews 8:10-12; Joel 2:28-29; Ezekiel 36:25-27).
Other Scripture References – Exalting Zion as the Mountain of Our Lord
Psalm 2:1-12 (Jesus’s triumph and His Kingdom --- Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.
Psalm 125:1-3 (those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion)
Obadiah 1:17-21 (on Mount Zion there will be deliverance)
Hebrews 12:22-24 (you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God)
Amos 1:1-2,Zechariah 14:1-4 (the earth quake)
Joel 3:16-17 (the Lord will roar from Zion)
What Must I Do to Be Saved?
Recognize, and admit, that you are a sinner; we are all sinners (Romans 3:23).
Acknowledge that Jesus Christ is:
The only begotten Son of God; who died on the cross to pay for our sins (John 3:16-17).
God ascended Jesus Christ into heaven, where he is now seated at the right hand of God as High Priest and Ruler over His people (John 3:13; Matthew 26:64; Mark 16:19; Luke 22:69; Hebrews 8:1-2; Acts 1:9-11; Ephesians 1:18-21).
Pray a prayer of Salvation (confess with your mouth and believe in your heart – Romans 10:8-10):
Lord, I recognize and admit that I am a sinner. I confess with my mouth, and I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. I believe that Jesus died for my sins, and by his blood I have been redeemed. I believe that by the blood of Jesus Christ, I am healed, sealed, and delivered into Your hands God.
Lord, I believe that on the third day, You raised Jesus from the dead, that he ascended into heaven, that all power and authority is given to him in the earth, beneath the earth, and in heaven. Father, I believe that Jesus Christ is seated at Your right hand, and that he reigns and rules as Lord, King, and High Priest over Your people. I desire to be a child of the Most-High God, to be adopted into Your family. Heavenly Father, I am choosing in this day to repent of my sins, and return to You. I receive Your free gift of Salvation, I receive Jesus Christ in my heart as Lord, King, and Saviour over my life. Jesus, you are the Lord of Lords, and the King of Kings.
I ask that you come into my heart now, save me, change me in my heart and in my mind; transform me Lord, take hold of all that I am; so that I may become one with you and one with the Lord our God. Father, I thank You for saving me, I thank you for your Son Jesus, I thank you for inclining Your ear to hear my prayer. These things I pray, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God. Amen.
Now That I've Accepted Jesus Christ, What's Next?
Be baptized for the remission of sin, receive the Holy Spirit of God, and forsake not the assembling of yourselves; begin to connect with other born-again believers (Hebrews 10:24-25; Proverbs 27:17; Acts 2:40-47). We are the children of the Most-High God (Romans 8:14-17); we are forever sealed, and we are set aside for God’s own purpose (1 Peter 2:9; Deuteronomy 14:2; Psalm 4:3; 1 John 4:4-6). We know it is Jesus Christ who set us free, and it is by his blood that God sealed His last covenant with His people (Hebrews 8:6-13; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). As God’s messengers of hope in the earth, we are commissioned to deliver the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who are lost.
We are to show people that the Light of Glory still shines in the earth, even in this day. Where there is light, there is a straight path that leads to that light (John 14:6; John 1:1-5); it is a path wherein darkness will never ever prevail, and where darkness can never hide (Matthew 4:16; John 8:12). Now that you have accepted Jesus Christ in your heart, as Lord and Saviour, your next step is discipleship.
We invite you to join us in this journey to Christ; come, learn, and grow with us. Learn more about Jesus Christ, and grow in the grace of our God. Get to know truth of God’s word, God’s true purpose in your life, and His intent for those who belong to Him (Jeremiah 29:11-13; Romans 8:28). As you begin to grow in the wisdom, knowledge and understanding of our Lord; you’ll begin to know and realize how you fit into the glorious plan of our Father, as one of His chosen (Ephesians 1:3-14).
Jesus commissioned us to continue the work he started back then with the original twelve (Matthew 10:1-4). The work Jesus started back then continues forth, even today; through those who have been chosen of God through Christ our Lord. As born-again believers, our purpose in Christ is simple: bring souls to Christ through the teaching, preaching, and ministering of God’s Holy Word; and through the spreading of the good news of the gospel of Christ.
In our studies of the scriptures, we find that Jesus Christ demonstrates to us how to win souls to him; he also teaches us about the Kingdom of Heaven, about the ways of His Father, who is also our Father (our God), and about the Holy Spirit of God who lives within all those who have been born again in Christ. Soul winning is the very heartbeat of our God. In this journey to Christ, you will learn about all of these things and more.
The invitation is extended to you personally, by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Will you come?