12 March 2018

Family Camp 2018 : Walk in the Light of the Lord : Morning Bible Study 2


Message Notes

MORNING BIBLE STUDY Monday, 12 March 2018 Sessions # 1 and # 2

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE NATION OF ISRAEL

1. Founder

a) Abraham
b) Our Father Abraham

2. Foundational Promises of blessing

a) Personal blessing (Genesis 12:2)
b) A Promised Land (Genesis 12:1)
c) A great nation (Genesis 12:2)
d) All the families of the earth shall be blessed (Genesis 12:3)
e) A Covenant was given to Abraham (Genesis 15:18)
f) The Abrahamic Covenant explained (Genesis 17)
g) Two parts to be noted
i) God’s Part
ii) Abraham and his descendants’ Part
h) God’s Part
i) He is God Almighty (Genesis 17:1)
ii) He will be God to His people (Genesis 17:7-8)
i) Abraham and his descendants’ Part
i) Walk before Me (Genesis 17:1)
ii) Be blameless (Genesis 17:1)
iii) Promise of multiplication exceedingly (Genesis 17:2)
iv) A father of many nations (Genesis 17:5)
v) Exceedingly fruitful (Genesis 17:6)
v) Kings shall come from you (Genesis 17:6)
vi) Covenant will be established with descendants (Genesis 17:7)
vii) It will be an everlasting Covenant (Genesis 17:7)

3. Formation of the Children of Israel prophesied

a) In the land of Egypt (Genesis 15:13)
b) They will suffer affliction for 400 years (Genesis 15)
c) Egypt that caused the affliction will be judged (Genesis 15:14)
d) They will come out and go to the Promised Land (Genesis 15:15)

4. They were called the children of Israel (Exodus 2:25)

a) God remembered His covenant (Exodus 2:24)
b) He looked upon them (Exodus 2:24)
c) He acknowledged them (Exodus 2:25)

5. The Formation of the People of God (Deuteronomy 7)

a) A holy people to the LORD God (Deuteronomy 7:6)
b) Chosen to be a People for Himself (Deuteronomy 7:6)
c) A special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth (Deuteronomy 7:6)

6. The Promised Land

a) The first offer to enter the land failed (Deuteronomy 1)
i) Rebellion (Deuteronomy 1:26)
ii) Complaining spirit (Deuteronomy 1:27)
iii) Discouragement (Deuteronomy 1:28)
iv) Great fear (Deuteronomy 1:29)
v) Unbelief (Deuteronomy 1:32)
b) Punishment
i) Wandering for 40 years in the Wilderness (Deuteronomy 1-2)
ii) Except Joshua and Caleb (Deuteronomy 1:36, 38)

7. Preparation for Entering the Promised Land

a) The History of Israel recalled (Highlighted) (Deuteronomy 1-3, 90)
b) The place of the Laws of God (Deuteronomy 4-28)
c) Teaching about the Prescribed place of Worship (Deuteronomy 12, 16)
d) Warning about False Prophets (Deuteronomy 13)
e) Provision for the rule of kings (Deuteronomy 17)
f) Provision for the Priests and Levites (Deuteronomy 18)
g) Warning of Curses against the wicked (Deuteronomy 27-28)
h) Blessings promised to the righteous (Deuteronomy 28)
i) Covenant renewed (Deuteronomy 29-30)
j) Joshua the appointed new leader (Deuteronomy 31)
k) The Song of Moses (Deuteronomy 32)
l) Moses’ Prayer of Blessing (Deuteronomy 33)
m) Death of Moses (Deuteronomy 34)

8. The Conquest of the Land of Canaan The Book of Joshua

9. The Dismal Backsliding of Israel The Book of Judges

a) Israel did not fully obey God
b) The message of the Angel of the LORD (Judges 2)
i) I led you up from Egypt (Judges 2:1)
ii) And brought you to the land (Judges 2:1)
iii) Clear commandments given (Judges 2:2)
iv) You have not obeyed My voice (Judges 2:2)
c) Another generation arose who did not know the LORD (Judges 2:10)
d) The wicked activities of that generation
i) They did evil in the sight of the LORD (Judges 2:11)
ii) Served the Baals (Judges 2:11)
iii) Forsook the LORD God of their fathers (Judges 2:12-13)
iv) Followed other gods (Judges 2:12)
e) The punishment of Israel
i) The anger of the LORD was hot against Israel (Judges 2:14)
ii) He delivered them into the hands of plunderers (Judges 2:14)
iii) He sold them to the hands of enemies (Judges 2:14)
iv) The hand of the LORD was against them for calamity (Judges 2:15)
v) He would no longer drive the enemies out of the land of Canaan (Judges 2:23)
f) The mercy (pity) of God
i) He raised up Judges (Judges 2:16)
ii) These delivered Israel (Judges 2:16)
iii) But after the death of the Judge Israel returned to their evil ways (Judges 2:19)

10. The Last Judge- Samuel

a) In the time of the Judges
i) The Word of the LORD was rare (1 Samuel 3:1)
ii) There was no widespread revelation (1 Samuel 3:1)
b) God raised up Samuel
i) Called him (1 Samuel 3)
ii) Trained and equipped him (1 Samuel 3)
c) Samuel was the best of the Judges

LESSONS TO BE LEARNED

1. Reflections of King David concerning the Word of God

a) The Words of the LORD are pure words (Psalm 12:6)
b) God will always keep/ preserve His Word (Psalm 12:7)
c) The law of the LORD is perfect, It can convert the soul (Psalm 19:7)
d) The testimony of the LORD is sure, Making wise the simple (Psalm 19:8)
e) The statutes of the LORD are right, Rejoicing the heart (Psalm 19:9)
f) The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes (Psalm 19:8)
g) The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever (Psalm 19:9)
h) The judgments of the LORD are true And righteous forever (Psalm 19:9)

2. Reflections of King David concerning Appropriate Response

a) More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold (Psalm 19:10)
b) Sweeter also than honey and the honey comb (Psalm 19:10)
c) Moreover by them Your servant is warned (Psalm 19:11)
d) And in keeping them there is great reward (Psalm 19:11)