The Church Meeting at Mizpeh

The Church Meeting at Mizpeh
(1 Samuel 7:3-12)
I. The ark of the covenant which was the token of God’s presence had been taken by the Philistines as a judgment of God on Israel. 1SAM 4:10-11.
A. The ark housed the written law of God which was Israel’s chief advantage.
HEB 9:4; ROM 3:1-2.
B. Well was it said of that tragedy, “...The glory is departed from Israel...” (1SAM 4:21-22).
C. The Philistines suffered a plague of emerods for demeaning the ark of God with
heathenism (1SAM 5 c/w PSA 78:66). So they sent it back to Israel with superstitious
golden images. 1SAM 6:4-5.

Yom Kippur and the Ark of the Covenant

(Leviticus 16:14) And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times.
(Leviticus 16:15) Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:

Christ's Better Rest

Christ’s Better Rest
(Hebrews 4:1-11)
I. The Book of Hebrews sets forth the superiority of Christ over angels, Moses, Levi and Joshua, etc.
A. Joshua of old did what Moses could not do: he brought a redeemed people into their God-
given inheritance. c/w ROM 8:3-4; GAL 3:10-13.
B. Joshua is spelled “Jesus” in ACT 7:45; HEB 4:8. Both names mean, “Jehovah saves” or
“Jehovah is salvation.” ISA 43:11 c/w MAT 1:21; 1JO 3:5.
C. As good and great as Joshua was, Paul shows the Hebrew Christians that Jesus is greater.

David: A Man After God's Own Heart

David: A Man After God’s Own Heart
I. David was many good things: prophet, psalmist, first king of the Judaic royal line, temple planner, ancestor of Jesus Christ, example of mercy, champion of faith, etc.
II. Scripture notes twice that David was a man after God’s own heart. 1SAM 13:14; ACT 13:22.
A. ACT 13:22 appears to be a hybrid of 1SAM 13:14, PSA 89:20-21 et. al.
B. 1SAM 13:14 was uttered when Saul “...had reigned two years over Israel” (1SAM 13:1).
1. Saul appears to have reigned forty years. ACT 13:21.

Fasting

Fasting
fast: To abstain from food, or to restrict oneself to a meagre diet, either as a religious observance or as a ceremonial expression of grief. To go without food and also (contextually) to go without drink.
I. Israel had only one fast by divine appointment that was pegged to a calendar. LEV 16:29-31.
A. Occasional other fasts were ordered by prophecy. JOEL 1:14; 2:15-16.
B. The Jews appointed other fasts by their own authority for various reasons.
JDG 20:26; 1SAM 7:6; 2CH 20:3; EZR 8:21; EST 4:3, 16; ZEC 8:19.
C. Individuals might opt to fast. DAN 9:3.

Faith Part 4

Faith
I. faith: Belief, trust, confidence. Confidence, reliance, trust (in the ability, goodness, etc. of a person; in the efficacy or worth of a thing; or in the truth of a statement or doctrine.
A. (HEB 11:1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
B. Faith is a present experience with what we hope to see and receive.
II. Consider the source of faith.
A. Our faith comes through the righteousness of God. 2PE 1:1.
B. Our faith is born of God. 1JO 5:4.
C. Our faith evidences sovereign resurrection power unto life in us. EPH 1:19-20.

Faith Part 3

Faith
I. faith: Belief, trust, confidence. Confidence, reliance, trust (in the ability, goodness, etc. of a person; in the efficacy or worth of a thing; or in the truth of a statement or doctrine.
A. (HEB 11:1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
B. Faith is a present experience with what we hope to see and receive.
II. Consider the source of faith.
A. Our faith comes through the righteousness of God. 2PE 1:1.
B. Our faith is born of God. 1JO 5:4.
C. Our faith evidences sovereign resurrection power unto life in us. EPH 1:19-20.

Scripture and Tradition

Scripture and Tradition
I. tradition: The action of handing over (something material) to another; delivery, transfer. (Chiefly in Law.). Delivery, esp. oral delivery, of information or instruction. An ordinance or institution orally delivered.
II. An important distinctive of Roman Catholicism is its position on final authority.
A. It does not hold that the truth of Scripture is the final authority but rather that the Church is
an infallible institution of Christ which determines inspired truth through its leaders. The position may be summarized as follows:

Faith Part 2

Faith
I. faith: Belief, trust, confidence. Confidence, reliance, trust (in the ability, goodness, etc. of a person; in the efficacy or worth of a thing; or in the truth of a statement or doctrine.
A. (HEB 11:1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
B. Faith is a present experience with what we hope to see and receive.
II. Consider the source of faith.
A. Our faith comes through the righteousness of God. 2PE 1:1.
B. Our faith is born of God. 1JO 5:4.
C. Our faith evidences sovereign resurrection power unto life in us. EPH 1:19-20.

Faith Part 1

Faith
I. faith: Belief, trust, confidence. Confidence, reliance, trust (in the ability, goodness, etc. of a person; in the efficacy or worth of a thing; or in the truth of a statement or doctrine.
A. (HEB 11:1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
B. Faith is a present experience with what we hope to see and receive.
II. Consider the source of faith.
A. Our faith comes through the righteousness of God. 2PE 1:1.
B. Our faith is born of God. 1JO 5:4.
C. Our faith evidences sovereign resurrection power unto life in us. EPH 1:19-20.