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The Shining Face

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December 13, 2021 7:00 am

The Shining Face

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December 13, 2021 7:00 am

God has caused His face to shine upon us and to bless us. We all know this familiar benediction from the Old Testament, but have you ever thought about what it really means to have His face shine upon us? Today on The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice we’re studying Psalm 67. God’s shining face encompasses a multitude of blessings but the greatest of all is the blessing we receive when we come to know Jesus Christ as our Savior.

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Psalm 67 is a missionary song, a prayer that the gospel would be spread to the Gentiles. God shines his face on these people so that we in turn to make his salvation known among the nations. The blessing that comes to us as believers can come to others as well. As we share the good news of Jesus Christ. Welcome to the Bible study our radio and Internet broadcast with Dr. James Bortz preparing you to think and act biblically in Psalm 67. David prays that all nations would praise the God of Israel, and David's prayer will be answered in two ways, by the nation, seeing how God has blessed his people and by those people spreading the gospel.

Let's turn to Psalm 67 as we study David's plan for the whole earth to know the salvation of our God. Some of the Psalms that way have in the Psalter are very popular Solms and they come immediately to mind. You mention the Psalms and think of Psalm 23. Most people can recite that a lot of Christian people can anyway. They learn better rate of Psalm 14 or Psalm hundred and so on we come in the study to Psalm 67. I want to begin by saying that it is not a popular song on approve like to see a show of hands of all the people who have memorized Psalm 67 and prove anything.

Of course, have memorized the next 20 American. That's also very very popular golf and it's not popular and that way I would like to prove it is that I work through a lot of volumes on the Psalms in preparation for this because Psalms have remember difficult interpretive problems connected with them. Like I guess the shelf of books that I work through. Normally, week by week in preparing a sermon's house and it 20 or 25 books on the song. Those are all the books on the Psalms that I do have some specialized volumes we come to from time to time some that are waiting. I have a whole library of Psalm 119 we get the lab after take time to work through that. But at least 20 or 25 that I work through every week. I found something very interesting. I find it very little is to be found in any of those volumes about this song now normal. Saw my I suppose the 20 pages and some of the ones deal with it more quickly and so when I work through one of those sacks in preparation for a study like this and I think me all day to go through the material before I begin to write particular study they were going to have, but it did not take me very long to go through the books on this one, the mighty have anything at all.

I have my library counted in the 20 that I mentioning five volumes of studies on the song by Martin Luther on the how much time he spends on Psalm 67 zero that even mentioned that he just passes over Psalm 67 entirely what I say that in order to point out that there is a great exception and exception is John Stott, John Stott has published a little book which is entitled favorite songs while he selected Solms out of the Solebury of the hundred and 50 Psalms in the Psalter. He selects 37 of the 154 inclusion in this particular volume of favorite Psalms and Psalm 67 is one of those 37 you do that you're going to publish a violence all pick out 37 on when you pick this one. I know you wouldn't get any know what's in it by John Stott dies and I mentioned that in order to say I think I know why reason is that Psalm 67 is a missionary Saul talks about expansion of the knowledge of God to the Gentile nations and John Stott is very interested in mission.

You know he spends most of his time these days in the Third World. Very concerned with the growth of the church around the world and is been very active in the Lausanne committee on evangelization and those meetings them, and he speaks many neighboring places as an evangelistic missionary heart and so includes this song Alexander McLaren said something about it.

They said this Psalm is truly a missionary Psalm because it anticipates the universal spread of the knowledge of God throughout the whole world Charles Haddon Spurgeon struck the same kind of a note when he said the great theme of the Psalm is the participation of the Gentiles in the worship of Jehovah. Be thankful for this all because of the teaching of the prophecy that's been fulfilled in the coming of Jesus Christ and that in the proclamation of the glorious gospel throughout the world that you and I know God, one for these truths we do not know when we would be just like those Gentiles that Paul prescribed when he was writing to the Ephesians without hope and without God in the world. So we are to be interested in. For that reason alone structure of the song is very simple, but it's worth noting because it supports interpretation not given. If you notice the new international version you find it falls into three stanzas and that's good.

That's right. That's exactly the way it should be done first and is one entailing when you have a middle one versus 3 to 5 and have 1/3 one versus six and seven. You don't have to be a mathematician to realize the little one is longer. One, that's the one that deals primarily with the missionary message expansion of the gospel to the Gentiles. So that's when the gets the emphasis is why is longer what you have are the first two verses set this up when you have a middle portion and you have to versus a kind of wrap it up about something else about the little device that the Psalms you that scholars call includes the Al-Aqsa Latin word. This means inclusion sort of like an envelope that you put something in and what that really means is that sometimes in the Psalms you have a person when you have some more verses and then you have a verse that repeats the one that came before in such a way of setting apart it's like to bracketing it or blocking it. If you're using a computer that's the way they did back then we got to share one within the other obvious one is verses 3 to 5, you notice that verse three is the same as verse five and the peoples praise you oh God, why all the peoples praise universalized is the same thing make the peoples praise you oh God made all the peoples praise you such a way of setting up in the section apartment calling attention to it and emphasizing, exactly, that may the peoples praise you that is all the people of all the peoples of the world, not just us Jews get that kind of emphasis when I said it's little block section within another block section Psalm itself is the greatest one that's not quite so obvious because words aren't identical but the beginning part says be gracious to us and bless us and may your ways be known on earth get to the end saying the same thing, God will bless us all the ends of the earth will fear him. So at the beginning. There is a change. It says may this happen, then at the end it says is going to happen with the same sort of thing and it has to do with expansion of the gospel to the Gentiles. Now that's what we want to look at start at the beginning. May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us.

You don't have to know a whole lot of the Old Testament to realize right off that that's an allusion to the ironic blessing you have in the six chapter numbers we were doing our detailed study of the life of Moses because all of last year we came to that in due course studying that blessing great poetic passages of the word of God. We don't want to take time to analyze the blessing itself, but it's beautifully structured and it's highly political life find it to be, not even in English and certainly it's more so in the Hebrew language and you know the way it goes.

Lord bless you and keep you Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you, Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. All all of that isn't mentioned here in the Psalm, but when Psalm says make his face to shine upon us. Any Jew who was used to hearing that blessing is certainly what again and again from the priesthood and the tabernacle would certainly understand that that is what is referring to the great blessing of the priests upon the people of Israel. May God bless you and make his face shine upon you own a sense what the Psalm is from this point on is a study of what that means God really is to bless his people. I'll anticipate what it means by saying what it means is that they're going to be a blessing. Other people because this is a missionary Psalm and because of the blessing that God is poured out upon his people there going to be a blessing. By taking the knowledge of the true God of the world so we don't have to wait till the end of the sermon to apply. God bless you better say yes your library good healthy have closed, where place to live and food eat. Bless you right but you know something about and what you better be a blessing of the people and the way you bless the most is by telling them about the God who is been a blessing to you. Now that's kind of where were going and so you see right off. Although very little is written about it. You see how practical it is.

Just ask what this means to have the face of God shine upon us. Well, shining face is the opposite of the scowling face, dark face. Sometimes we use the word darkness. We don't speak of shining same scowling cycle storm cloud hovering over person space are angry at me for some reason Rowan Hebrew idiom, the opposite of that is a shining face :-) is one that looks with favor upon us talking about blessings. That's a great blessing is that God look upon you with favor. Considering who you are, what you've gone back if you bid in rebellion against him really hate God was there before he works in your heart.

That's what God says. Our nature is like after believe them you don't believe in your insulting him because you say can't be trusted so that the start from that point, but that God, who has every right just scallop on you and worse.

The map pronounces judgment upon you said you the hell eternal condemnation has shine upon you displayed his blessing upon you sending Jesus Christ to be the Savior by sending his Holy Spirit into your mind and heart individually. So you might come to know that Savior entrusted him God shine upon you in a great way if you really come to find salvation in Jesus Christ. That's important understand that that's what were talking about because this even when the people are going to go to the Gentile world. That's what they're going to tell them about the nature of that going in the way of salvation, just material things now when we talk about blessing is what we think about you know if you pray and use those words from God bless us.

That's probably what you mean, you know that prayer goes no bless me and my wife, my son John and his wife was for no more a man so they wait we pray what we mean by that is that we want the crops to come in. Want to be sure we keep our job want to get the raise of possible at the end of the year he won the bonus. We don't want the refrigerator to break although it's on the verge of breaking down. We don't want the car to break down helpless with all that God blesses wrongdoing exclude those things. Those are part of the blessing of God, but only part of it. You say, and if that greater blessing, which is the blessing of knowing God entering into a personal favored relationship with himself, his face actually shines upon is about, isn't present when the other things not even a blessing because you actually become a curse. Remember what Jesus said. He said you can gain the whole world and lose your own soul, I noticed that there is a correlation between wealth and a lack of godliness. Notice that the exceptions of course are of them.

Many people have lots of money and use it wisely and are given the gift of administrating the money upset is a great gift, and they do it and encourage God's work and promoted but generally speaking, that isn't the case person and their Jan becomes a Christian college. Perhaps take all these things seriously and they even say in church and about mood someday Lord Jesus Christ. I want to follow you wherever you want me to go. I want my life to count for you and everything I have is yours and and I want you to bless me in Latin. God does any blesses them and then they get a good job and they begin to get promotions and they make money and all the more money they make, the harder it is to keep on track with God can't be done, but that is ever categorical, but it's difficult. And so they get to the point where around there working all the time and they can't really do anything in the church because are so busy and after all, you know, when you're making more money you get more things to take care of you got the second house got the three cars in and takes a lot of time to do that and they become less and less useful? I am sure that's why God doesn't give more of us more money. God thought I could handle it. Give me more money got, don't you think please God. This is what were able to handle and so were talking about the blessing of God. Let's not get caught up in the idea that it's thing Scott does bless us with things. Look at all the things we have, say, the important thing is that the face of God might shine upon us, we might be favorable to us and that we might know him well that's ironic, blessing is found other places the Old Testament is another Psalms. For example, it's referred to in Psalm 46 29 Psalm verse 11 Psalm 31 verse 16 about three times in Psalm 80 we haven't even come to that one yet. We will very important. Obviously I was. I said a moment to go the direction this is going is in the direction of Gentile salvation. Here the Jews are being blasted. That's what they're praying for. That's what the ironic blessing is all about the Lord bless you and keep you make his face shine upon you spoke of the Jewish people in fellowship with God is where this goes. You have that in the first verse of the next verse says make your ways be known on earth your salvation among all nations. At the very least what that is saying is we can keep a blessing to ourselves, blessing us to be shared. What also says come to this and suggest it is the way blessing comes to the Gentiles the way the blessing comes other people's from those who have been blessed actually telling them about the gospel member that story of the lepers outside the walls of Samaria when they were being deceived by the Syrian armies.

Everyone was starving in the city of God deliver them one night by causing the enemy soldiers to hear the sound. The sound like an army crashing down upon them with the horses galloping the chariots making all the noise in a panic in the night ran away so morning nobody there lepers who were outside the city. They weren't allowed in the when allowed into the camp. They were sort of in no man's land limbo.

They finally said of themselves go into the Syrian families asked for food. The worst thing they can do is kill us or to die here anyway. Going to the camp soldiers. Everybody gone but there's all the food and all this in the gorge themselves on it for a while may take everything the cabin taken away. I didn't think right fortunately come to themselves and they say you know it's not right that we keep this blessing to ourselves, were not behaving right brothers. We had to go tell the people in the city so we go to the city and they say Syrians are gone or simple message to say but that's when they were waiting for in the city and they come out of the course of people are delivered.

Now that's the pattern we have here now. As I said in verses three through five are the important part.

The heart of this although, as indicated set up by the first two verses send me your ways be known on earth your salvation among all nations ask right up on that verse five. Yes, may the people's floral say the nations not the people of Israel to the peoples of the world.

Praise you oh God made all the peoples praise you goes on to talk about that just a little bit now.

We want to ask her is this great prayer that all of the nations of the world might praise the true God might come to know Jehovah through God the God of Israel, but has a right to worship any god they want only one usually is. That's the question who is in the answer is, is God of Israel solidly come to know this God well. Some suggest two ways. First of all by his blessing upon his people is really what these verses are talking about and has really what bless us here means blessed us so may the world looking on CR. Blessings, John Stott runs with as I pointed out that he says more about this than most of the other commentators and he speculates this way, sort of speaking on behalf of the people.

He says it only islands blessing would come true. Only God's mercy in the light of his smile were to be upon them and with them always shortly.

Then the nations will see for themselves. Then the nations would have visual proof of the existence activity and grace of God that nations would come to know his way in salvation and experience themselves that God rules righteously and leads his people like a ship lepers for essay. You see that principal operated in those days by the Gentiles.

Look on and see how God blesses the people of no him and worship him and honor him and love them. I principal certainly holds true today. We claim to know God's the church of Jesus Christ. We claim to have the blessing of God in our lives, calling us to faith in Christ reaching us by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit is not right to say, may the world look on and see the blessing on the church and say well, God certainly does make a difference for those people. I wonder what's in it.

Perhaps I should look into it and say I am well aware of the world and the sin doesn't like that is hostile to God, like the gospel and so even though God blesses great resentment there be to see the principal is whether they like it or not, the world should be able to look on and say whether something there that's different. And then as God works that should be one of the tools of the actually uses to reach people is a second way in which they nations or to find out about the God of Israel, and that's the obvious one is what I talked about earlier. I have to be told people have to tell them or the people within blasted. It was the Jews. They were to be a missionary people in the Old Testament the day at the church of God's blessed as we have the responsibility of telling other people about it. Suppose you have a blessing materially something goes well in your company or goes well in your work and somebody says boy you sure hit it lucky to be able to say no it's it's not blocked. It's not even made God's blessing, but I tell you that the blessing of God in my life is far deeper than that mean that could be gone tomorrow and God nevertheless is a good God was blessed me that's the way the testimony should be given Christians do that. The tragedy of our times, and so few do it. We sort of lived with the blessings you opened her arms around were happy. God's blessed us by three recognize responsibility of telling other people from whence the blessings come back to this idea of the priestly blessing blessing environment and I will answer this question. When Erin bless the people, may the Lord bless you and keep you make his face shine upon you, how was that blessing actually communicated is the mechanism by which the gracious favor of God was imparted to the people wasn't magical, but a people think about blessings like that.

Something magical is what you need a priest for free stands there is. God bless you and your blessed to see insert about a mechanical way, as it is done like that magic is it done then mechanical way by imparting something to the people. Some people look at the communion service like that is important you actually get the bread you have to hold it somehow it comes along with the practices that the way the blessing comes suggest that the way the priest of Israel. Bless the people was by teaching them about God went right for having the same right that he should say. May God bless you and keep you.

May his face shine upon you, the obvious question is who is not an was their job know in the tabernacle in the old days the wall was laid up in the most holy place right alongside the ark.

There is a treasure that it was the responsibility of the priest to minister to the people waiting a priest of the different way that everything of them standing between them and God offering sacrifices of all of that and it's true I did offer sacrifices, but the sacrifices were simply visual demonstrations of the reality of the good news of the gospel. So somebody said but what's that all about. Why are you killing the lambs they had to be able to science the idea of substitution where guilty we should die, God is given an innocent substitute in our place. This points forward to the great Lamb of God will come, placing the ministry of the priest was a ministry of teaching. That's the way blessing was imparted. I will give you some tracks that show that the first interestingly enough, is that text in Romans were going to come due next Sunday morning and planned it this way. Just fill out this way, but Romans 15 verses 15 and 16 are words of Paul writing to the largely Gentile Christians in Rome describing his ministry to them is what he says I have written you quite boldly on some points, as if to remind you of them again because of the grace God gave me to be a minister of Christ to the Gentiles. Notice with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an offering, acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit is using priestly imagery is talking about the Gentiles being an offering, acceptable to God. Just like the priest would bring an offering, acceptable to gone so long.

That's what he's doing to say when he talks about his priestly duty. It's not to offer up a sacrifice just using the figurative language is priestly duty is to proclaim the gospel of God to tell people about God.

That's how he fulfills the priestly function minus the people here that and believe they become the offering what he describes in the 12 chapters a living sacrifice another dead sacrifice all sacrifices of been fulfilled in Jesus Christ. He died once for all things to God me that anymore. We need a living sacrifice is the duty of the priest is to teach people so they become exactly that is what Paul saying there's a second text comes from Exodus 19 chapters verses five and six.

Now, if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession of the Lord his mind. You will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation important thing about that is that it's a prophecy of the time when all of the people of God will be priests, you know that priesthood was very carefully guarded in ancient Israel tribe of Levi with the tribe of the priest, the high priest came from a family matter and within the greater tribe of Levi and nobody could intrude upon that you can just decide you wanted to be a priest was something that was set apart people who took on the priestly office offered sacrifices when they weren't authorized to do so were judged by God so everyone was a priest. I was well established, but here in Exodus way back at the beginning you see second book of the Bible, Moses, looking ahead to the day when all God's people are going to be priestly say how was I going to bear that offer up sacrifices, later to become priests is like telling other people about that leads me to the third of the three verses, it comes from the New Testament is first Peter two verses nine and 10 when I read it.

I'm sure you'll recognize it. Peter is referring to the text in Exodus knows that verse, I picks up on the language is what he says you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation. That's what comes exactly out of that text in Exodus, a people belonging to God, why why are we a chosen people, royal priesthood holy nation of people belonging to God so we can wallow in our blessings, so that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light of the words are tasked to tell the world about God and Jesus Christ was made our salvation possible is a wonderful balance here. Spurgeon speaks about in one place he says it's balance between desiring the salvation of the world and doing something about it. Christians should one people to come to know God and find salvation in Jesus Christ. I pray that that will happen.

God will bring many Jesus Christ, which signal just pray we act as well. God lays the burden of the neighbor upon your heart somebody for whom you should pray. Is also laying upon you the burden of doing something about it. You need to write and think and work and find out ways in which you can communicate the gospel to that person who's to say the church was doing that we were all doing that were faithful in doing that whether the vision of Islam might not be precisely exactly 100% fulfilled all of the people so they are quite actually come to know God and praise him say highly unlikely I'll think back to the early centuries of the Christian era and 300 years, gospel spread throughout the known world, and it didn't do it by great programs are all kinds of money and have great programs part of a program I suppose it would know what the word meant made and that any money on were slaves with the gospel of salvation literally spread throughout the world within a few decades. Actually, it had reached India by the year 6030 years after the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Got to China shortly after that and actually triumphed in a certain sense and Roman Empire within 300 years Empire when outwardly at least the Christian direction. What a difference it would make if the people of God blessed by God. Today would actually do that, they were here believe we come to the very end last two verses talk about God's blessing on the land by causing it to yield its harvest now at first glance it's a little bit surprising.

Nothing up to this point stock about harvest. Why is this suddenly thrown in is true we vetted earlier was a Psalm 65 Wonderful description of how God blesses the land, enriching and causing it to produce all its crops. But that they are in here. This is sort of strange to say, why in the world is that here will answer. I guess obviously as if you're talking about the blessing of God on agricultural people all the way God shows the blessings by prospering the crops. The chief way in which they would be prospered so asking the God would do that now. The tenses here a little bit puzzling. I won't go into it in great detail.

Most of the tenses in the Psalm are puzzling and if you read what little the commentators written about it. Say they're trying to sort that out also Psalm the tenses are in the imperfect Hebrew imperfect and usually that's translated as a present tense accepted.

The translators are probably right here to make it. What's called an optative is wishful translation may God do it.

May God do it like that problem is when you come to verse six. This suddenly is in the past tense land has yielded its harvest from your find some your translation says that the literal translation while at the way it should be. Well, I would be one way of thinking, but yes land is yielded its harvest, God has blessed us over, God will bless us. You could read it that way. But most of the commentators that I think that sometimes that past tense is used in the future sense he will have done it like that and because the flow of the smallness along that line the translated that way here but you see, the point is that the blessing of God is connected with the expansion of the gospel to the Gentiles.

Furthermore, whatever the chance of verse six is tense of verse seven is certainly future God will bless us. He has blessed us blessing us and he will bless us and therefore my all the ends of the earth come to know him so small thing to anticipate the blessing of God because God's great God and his blessings are great blessings go back to Deuteronomy and read how God says he's going to bless the people you know this chapter is really the core of that great book goes on and on about the blessings and the curses serves the blessings if you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands.

I give you today than the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God, you would blessed the city blessed in the country the fruit of your womb will be blessed in the crops of your land and the young of your livestock that counts of your herds and the lambs of your flocks, your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed to be blessed when you come in and you will be blessed when you go out. It goes on.

That way when the latter half of the chapter. The other side describes the curses and him going God's way. That's no small things matter.

God's blessings and God's curse of Scripture, see the greatest thing of all, the greatest blessing of all is to know God. So I go back to the way the Psalm began began with a prayer that God might be gracious and make his face shine upon us to remember that prayer of Moses that's recorded in Exodus 33 that was critical.

In his life and the life of the people that follows immediately after the their sin with the golden calf Moses intercession is a very moving thing the end of that in the 33rd chapter of Exodus, Moses has prayer to God and ask God for three things. First of all that God would teach him his way so we might know him and continue to find favor with.

And secondly, that God would remain with the people never take his presence from them and then thirdly, that he might look on God's face and see his glory all that in verses 12 through 18 God answers and God says yes I do the first two are because all my goodness to pass in front of you. I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy on compassion on whom I will have compassion.

But God said this thing is you\Campy.you cannot see my face because no one can see my face and live. I profoundly true, of course, not one of us could bear or even a fraction of a second look upon the face of God as we currently are. He's the thrice holy God. We are still sinful men and women to sleep God and his glory would immediately consume us a day is coming when we will look upon God and his glory say in theology. That's the beatific vision to gaze upon the face of God to know him even as we are known that's what we look forward to see we tasted tasted us a little bit guided by his grace we come to know and we we in a certain sense of calm look upon his face running a little bit of who he is, what his character is like and as we do not actually become the loving that's how you can measure whether you knowing that you if you love them, you know him. If you are indifferent to God.

You really don't know him. One day we see him face-to-face that day to wonderful things are going to follow first bargain to be like that's what John describes Elyse talking about Jesus is going to see him face-to-face. When we see them going to be like him all his wonderful perfection is not as we are now, but as Jesus is at the first thing and secondly were not going to be the only one Cecile.

Revelation going to find that there is that FastCompany all those thousands upon thousands millions upon millions of human beings drawn from every people condemnation all over the world by the grace of God and the instrumentality of his witnesses human witnesses, you and me come to know Jesus Christ and trust him. I don't know whether anything can possibly add to the joy of looking upon the face of God. But if anything can the joy of knowing that other people are there, looking upon the face of God to because we were faithful to tell them about the gospel is not deprive ourselves of that joy. We have time to do that now is our opportunity while life lasts less important thing you can day to make all kinds of money. What is that matters all that would be gliding to become famous.

What is that matter 50 minutes of fame. It's all over. According to some people who analyze it, to tell others about Jesus Christ have them in heaven. One day, gazing upon the face of God as he shines upon them glory with .Mac that something is worthwhile spreading father read are people who live with very limited vision. This is world in which we live in our own lack of knowledge of you lack of devotion and obedience and piety. We just sort of frame our lives by the culture in which we live. We think that if we make it here. We've made it and forget that we can make it here moves our souls and therefore really lose everything that ever matters her father, help us to begin to think as you would have your people think the glory and the gospel and anticipate the day what will be in your presence and see you face-to-face Quicken and this desire to bring other people by your grace and by your power to that same knowledge as we think of them now individuals come to our mind was not to be found face less in that final day of those who have been faithful thank you for listening to this message from the Bible study our listener supported ministry of the alliance of confessing Evangelicals. The alliance is a coalition of pastors, scholars and churchmen who hold to the historic creeds and confessions of the reformed faith and who proclaim biblical doctrine in order to foster a reformed awakening in today's church. To learn more about the alliance visit alliance net.org and while you're there, visit our online store reformed resources. You can find messages and books from Dr. Boyce and other outstanding teachers and theologians, or ask for a free reformed resources catalog by calling 1-800-488-1888. Please take the time to write to us and share how the Bible study our has impacted you. We love to hear from you and pray for you. Our address is 600 Eden Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601. Please consider giving financially to help keep the Bible study our impacting people for decades to come. You can do so@ourwebsitealliancenet.org over the phone at 1-800-488-1888 or send a check to 600 Eden Rd., Lancaster, PA 176014 Canadian gifts mail those to 237 Hills Dr., Scarborough, ON M, one scene two line 9. Thanks for your continued parents, and for listening to Bible study.

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