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October 7, 2021 6:45 am
What is the Bible all about? Over the next couple of days, David will provide an overview of the entire Bible. Part 2.
So here's the most important questions I can ask if the Bible is a book about salvation history to rescue God's humanity heading toward Phil. Are you saved through Jesus you can know God. Can we attach that it would push the dynamic relationship moment somehow click on yesterday's broadcast. We begin an overview of the entire Bible. This is one of our favorite messages from David where he walks all the way from Genesis to Revelation. You can find a phone message on our website. Moments of Hope Church.org. Here's David with particulate's message, the Bible, and 35 minutes. So what happened is the people of Israel and the promise land began to adopt the paganism of the godless people around them and they would spiral into a mold.
This would be captured by these people and they would cry out to God. God would raise up a judge. The judge would bring spiritual revival. The enemy would be defeated and they would have freedom for season and the same cycle downward cry out to God.
God raise up another judge like off the L Gideon Deborah Sampson knows the names of some of the judges, and spiritual revival would occur.
And God would reign in the land for season, but the cycle is what I call first you a poor season then you endure sin and then you embrace sin, and in the embracing your civilization is overthrown and vanishes. You can only guess where I think America is today. Any nation that first of all, poor sin will be blessed by God.
But what is sourced when you are sending embrace sin calling what's good evil and evil good, ultimately God will judge that nation and the book of Judges has as its last verse. One of the most telling verses in all the Bible it says and everyone did what was right in his own eyes that describes America today.
Everyone says their own values. Everyone decides what they think is good and evil. Everyone eats of the fruit of that tree continually in God's judgment will come upon a land that does that.
The book of Judges ends then you have the book of Ruth, which is a story within the story, but it happens during the time of the judges.
Ruth is a Moabitess woman. She's a Gentile and she marries in her nation, an Israelite who came to Moab. They fell in love, got married, but he dies and soak Naomi her mother-in-law who's Jewish takes Ruth back to the Israel.
She meets a guy named Bo as they fall in love and they get married. And the first message of Ruth is that God loves Gentiles that he wants Gentiles to have this relationship with him and they should be welcomed and of the nation of Israel but is also a beautiful story. The lineage of Boaz and Ruth within a couple of generations thereafter. King David is born to them, and generations after that come from the lineage of King David, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ working salvation history in the book of Ruth is evident as God oversees everything purposefully in accordance with his plan, then come first and second Samuel, first and second Kings in first and second Chronicles.
It's the story of Kings being raised up by God to oversee the special nation that he has created this. First of all, the King Saul. He was an awful King. He was a med bloke maniac and he was ultimately cast aside. Then came King David was a good man who sought after God's heart and he led Israel to a powerful position of prominence in the world and he passed the baton awful to Solomon after his death, and Solomon continued in a glorious state Israel reached a zenith of power and prestige like never before. Although Solomon began to sow the seeds of paganism in his life in the country. As he intermarried with pagan peoples wives and daughters for his own selfish benefit when Solomon died, there was a wrestling match for the soul of Israel and the problem was caused by a fissure that went deep underneath the foundations of Israel traced back to Saul and David. The 10 tribes in the northern kingdom basically felt David stole the kingship from Saul so that anyone anyone in the lineage of David, overseeing them to tribes in the South, Judah and Benjamin wanted to follow in the Davidic realm, so there was a split after Solomon's death, the northern and the southern kingdoms that you need to rent. Remember Deuteronomy 28 and 29 which was also echoed in Leviticus, by the way of God saying if you obey my walls.
I bless you. You disobey them all. Curse you, and you keep disobeying them ultimately I'll bring a nation upon you to take you away when the northern kingdom did not have one good or godly king. Not one. And when the kingdom divided in the 10th century within 200 years the northern kingdom went from a poor endure embrace to ultimately God's judgment in 722 BC, the Assyrian nation, the most powerful nation on the face of the earth at that time came and conquered the 10 tribes and took them away. They are unknown to be nowhere even today the call. The 10 lost tribes of Israel.
The southern kingdom. Those different even though it began to adopt some of the pagan practices around it. It did have kings who love God and would step to the plate and bring revival kings like Hezekiah and others, and because of that, the ultimate decline of the southern kingdom was retarded, but eventually over the years. They too began to disobey the moral law of God, and God brought upon them. The Babylonian nation which it overtaken the Assyrian nation some years earlier, and the Babylonians were used by God to take the southern kingdom in the what's called the Babylonian captivity in 586 BC, and the people now in the captivity. At the end of second Chronicles and second Kings now. People asked the question was the difference between first and second Kings in first and second Chronicles. Here's basically the answer first and second Kings gives the historical account of what happened first and second Chronicles gives God's view of what happened cc a lot of into spiritual interpretations that are a part of the historical analysis of processing Kings given through first and second Chronicles and then as the people are in captivity you have a historical book of Ezra, which is the return of a certain number of people in the captivity in Babylon, which is now been overtaken by the Persians in 460 BC and Ezra with his people came back and introduced simple worship as God intended to be, then you have. Nehemiah is another historical book in 430 BC he returns from the Persians back to the promised land. And he rebuilds the walls around Jerusalem and then finally Esther historical book is a wonderful story of a woman who loved God with all your heart, soul, mind, and Mike and was used mightily by him in the Persian Empire to help save her people who were sought to be eradicated in genocide by a man named Haman she learned of the scheme and was able to fluid it in it interesting that the Jews, God's chosen are still hated by the evil one today, and there have been repeated attempts throughout history to eliminate them from the face of the earth. You have payment in Esther you have Herod in the time of Jesus, and you have Hitler some decades ago, Haman, Herod and Hitler were they all now tell I'm convinced so Esther ends and the historical books in then there's a larger parentheses and what's called the wisdom literature wisdom literature address several different areas mostly about practical living of the book of Job is answering the most often asked question the people asked me probably YouTube if God is good buys their stuff. So Job deals with that Psalms is Israel's worship book deals with struggles of the heart.
Declarations of faith and hope I deals with prophecies about the coming Messiah.
You need to remember that the Psalms from Israel's perspective were always song not read they were what they had every week in their hymnbook that they used to sing praises to God.
The book of Proverbs addresses the two areas of wisdom and knowledge.
The authors primarily, Solomon is trying to give us insights into those key areas. Wisdom being what is God's truth, knowledge being the practical application of that truth in our lives. Ecclesiastes is a book pointing out by Solomon. The meaninglessness of life without God is a book that most often points to what I think's going on in America today.
Song of Solomon is a love story and can be interpreted in three different ways. It's a logbook about either a husband and a wife individually.
Israel and God. A nation Lord Jesus and his church.
All three are valid interpretations of the text.
All three can be rightful understandings of the book of song of Solomon. That's the wisdom literature. Then it moves to the prophets in the Bible who are the prophets. They were men called by God to address national problems in different nations and warning them! That if they continue down the path of going God will judge them so you have to the Assyrian nation. Jonah and Nahum speaking God's judgment against them to the nation of Eden which was a neighbor of Israel, an absolute nuisance continually in Israel's life of thorn in the flesh, God sending Obadiah to warn them to the northern kingdom he sends to prophets Hosea and Amos enter the southern kingdom, and those in the captivity are the rest of the prophets in the Old Testament over and over again saying to the people. Don't you remember Deuteronomy. Don't you remember Leviticus if you continue down this path of disobedience. God will judge you, and ultimately to bring a nation upon you and take you into the captivity. That's what the prophets are saying over and over again. Now what's the difference between what's called the major and the minor prophets one group or prophets aren't more important than the other. The major prophets have to do with the length of the book, so Daniel through a missing Isaiah through Daniel are the major prophets because of the length of the book in the minor prophets are Hosea through Malachi because of the length of the book and the last book Malachi written somewhere around 410 BC shows Israel in a very pagan state, and Malachi unions and there's no communication from God for 400 years between Malachi in the New Testament is 400 years of silence is called the inter-test a mental time.
Until God finally speaks, how does he speak he loves us so much he initiates like he did with Abraham and throughout the other historical narrative with Jews becomes one of us. He pursues us becomes a baby in a manger and he grows up and live the perfect life. We can't live because he is conceived by the Holy Spirit and in his perfection he goes to the cross and takes the penalty for our sin upon himself, something he didn't deserve any gives us the reality of the forgiveness of our sins something we don't deserve so that we can be reconnected to God and spiritual life the spiritual death problem of Genesis 3 is now over, reattached and got week now through Jesus can have an intimate personal dynamic living relationship with the God of the and also physical death solved when we die who believe in Jesus as he was raised the dead we take off his earthly earth suit and we put on the resurrection body like Jesus did. And we live forever, so physical death is solved by this Jesus who came, lived, died and was raised from the dead. We have the gospel accounts of this the word gospel means the good news. The good news and we been forgiven of our sins. There's the gospel of Matthew, who wrote to the Jews.
There is the gospel of Mark, who wrote to the Romans. There's the gospel of Luke wrote to the Greeks, there's the gospel of John, who wrote to everybody in all of the world and these authors of these books were either someone who walk with Jesus or an associate of someone walk with Jesus and who had seen the resurrected Lord.
Those were the three criteria in the early church were deciding which books were authentic or not, and we have Jesus raised from the dead and ascended into heaven, and then his peers poured out upon his church and thus the book of acts the way to divide the book of acts as acts 18 Jesus said and you shall be my witnesses. First of all in Jerusalem and Judea to Samaria and then to the ends of the earth, and interestingly, by the way this is so cool and asked the second chapter when the Holy Spirit comes down upon the people in Jerusalem there gathered from all over the world every ethnic try possible and they are filled with the Holy Spirit when they believe in Jesus. So what happened with Babel in Genesis 11 God in salvation history reclaims for next to as people were scattered God brings them back together through Jesus. That's the intention of the church to come together as one and then you see the division of the book of acts. The Gospels taken to Jerusalem and Judea in acts one through seven. The gospel is taken to Samaria.
Actually, through 12, the gospel is taken to the ends of the earth. Acts 13 through 28 and when the Gospels taken out by the apostles. Churches were formed groups of people were church means the called out people of God.
People called out of darkness and paganism who become followers of Jesus, and in their little communities of faith. They live out the kingdom of God reestablished in their hearts, and among themselves and as they always happen when churches live for a while they start to not understand white orthodoxy or like with the proxy right doctrine and the right practice of doctrine so the apostles stayed in these churches and taught right doctrine taught right practice but after they left, they would look back sometimes and see misbehavior. According to wrong doctrine. So what they did was they wrote letters to the churches. John Peter Paul others, they wrote letters the apostles to the churches correcting their orthodoxy, giving them like theology, correcting their with the proxy giving them the right practice of white theology, and these churches to which the apostles wrote are the letters the epistles of Romans through Revelation there the apostles correcting orthodoxy and with the proxy and sprinkled throughout all of their letters in the Gospels or the promise that Jesus will come back again one day.
And not only a spiritual death, overcome not only his physical death overcome that when he comes back he will establish his message of the kingdom of God here on earth as God intended.
There will now be harmony with God again. There will be harmony with others, again will be harmony with nature. Again will be harmony with self again as God establishes his kingdom will operate as he desired. More specifically, God will restore when Jesus comes back again Genesis 1 and two as you read the book of Revelation. Primarily it's a book about the promised coming of Jesus that will restore original intent in Genesis 1 and two as God began the world historically in Genesis 11 people in the world.
In Revelation 22 and original intent will happen again, the kingdom of God will occur until the day Jesus comes back. God has formed this amazing organism called the church called out people of God who are to be a holy people not adopting the pagan practices of the culture around them, and through this church and the proclamation of the kingdom of God that's prayed.
First of all, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. We work for the kingdom of heaven to come to earth.
We fight against sex trafficking. We fight against poverty and hunger. We fight against people who don't have clean water. We want to make sure that people live under the authority of the kingdom of God.
We work hard. That's our job description as Christians for the advancement of the kingdom of God, knowing it will only take place when Jesus returns, but we work hard knowing he will return and when he returns the kingdom of God will come to this earth. We proclaim the gospel of salvation to the world. We work hard for the needs of the port and the oppressed. We advance the kingdom of God and the fourfold harmony we know will one day return to this earth. So here's the most important question I can ask anyone of you today.
If the Bible is a book about salvation history to rescue God's humanity heading toward hell are you saved, I passionately ask you this day are you saved, do you know God through Jesus Christ and the forgiveness of your sins.
If you don't, you're not saving your trajectory is heading eternally to be without him, but through Jesus you can know God, you can reattach that intimate personal dynamic relationship that's why he came. Listen use this in any time you're reading the Bible section you need to look at the text in its context, and so you'll know the context of the text and will be will answer a lot of questions for you. So use this for the rest of your life. This is the skeleton of the Bible that you need to put flesh on the bones for the rest of okay unwrap the book and listening to moments of hope and Salomé, not David joins me in the studio in a compelling conversation about resolving conflicts. Interpersonal relations at the right I am Tony Marciano residence in Europe. Charlotte rescue mission ask you a question will you do when you stand at the intersection of homelessness and addiction in the person's shoes for just the second one is it that you really need. You probably been one of the individuals who stood at the end of the interstate ramp holding a sign just said hungry will work for food which never use the money for food and booze and drugs with it most likely you hate your life, your addiction has stolen every aspect of hope going to be part of the fabric of society, but every morning, your addiction screams and you surrender to it. There is one thing you do need and that is transformation the place to go to Charlotte rescue Mission Charlotte rescue mission works from the inside out to address the root cause of someone at the crossroads of addiction and homelessness. The rescue Mission provides free Christian residential high-quality substance abuse recovery programs to members of our community who otherwise would not be able to afford such services with a passion for holistic transformation in a love for Christ. The missions 120 day program has transformed the lives of thousands of men and women in our community. Charlotte rescue mission is grateful for the financial partnership or moments of thanks for listening to moments of hope and James Easton and Whitney as our pastor David Chadwick. David, thanks for joining us today. You're welcome, Jim. Great to be with you in this morning's moment of hope, you wrote about resolving conflict in our personal relationships and this sounds like practical advice that all of us can use yet it's relationships 101 here because we live in community together.
God made us to be interdependent with one another. It's not good for man to be alone.
God said in the original creation narrative. So since were going to live with one another since were going to be living in community closely with one another and since were all fallen that selfish people at some level or another were to bump into each other. We are going to have conflict. It is a natural part of our existence. So when not if we have conflict with other people. What should we do what should be our first inclination to do. And I think that's immediately go to that person speak to that person face-to-face and tried to resolve the conflict ASAP. Scripture clearly teaches it.
In fact it's directly from the lips of Jesus himself.
In Matthew 1815.
If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you Jen me I save heaven again just between the two of you. So when the Prince of peace tells us specifically how to handle conflict. I think it's something all of us should take deeply to heart. Jesus wants us to address the conflict had on have some courage folks and he's teaching us how to prevent gossip from ever starting go to the person not to someone else to talk about that person go to the person that includes writing a text go to the person not email go to the person. Don't do anything else except go to that person immediately. Don't hold it inside yourself. That will only lead to more and more bitterness.
Say what you need to say but do it face-to-face. Now of course examine your own heart before you go look at any pride or arrogance or defensiveness you may have rid yourself of that. But after you do so, go to the person and remember if it's something that can be easily forgiven. You do have the option of simply stepping over the offense and that is something that's good that can be done. Learning to forgive and forget preserves friendships and keeps them on solid grounds. But if you can't let it go, go ahead and face the conflict go straight to that person. It's what Jesus commanded and he alone is the Lord of the universe. Plus, he wants us to live in love in community with one another. This is so grand and so practical even for people who aren't believers at some is like a secret key to success in my husband is at the head of HR, senior vice president and HR in his company and he tells people to do this all the time. Have you gone to that person. Yet, before involving HR and most often conflicts are resolved in the present is a great point gin because we often forget that God's truth is God's truth and it's applicable not only for believers but also for unbelievers because it's just true and if you can go to that person and resolve the conflict immediately you solve the multitude of problems, not the least of which is gossiping to other people and causing the problem to go outward in the infection to increase even more so among others.
This is such great encouragement for asked today thank you so much David.
Thank you Jen and if any of you would like to receive a written moment of hope from me daily at 7 AM go to moments of hope, church.org, you can subscribe there free of charge for my heart to yours just simply to begin your day with a moment of hope in the moments of help with David Salomé senior pastor as moments of hope church. We'd love to have you join us for worship differently morning we meet at Providence day school located at 5800 Sardis Rd. in South Charlotte at 10 AM. You can find more information on our website. Moments of hope church.org and while your online sign up for David's daily moments and have delivered every morning to your inbox and also segmenting attempt there both free and available moments of hope church.org for David and the entire moments of hope church staff James Easton asking you to pray for unity and harness