The prophet Joel (Joel 1:1) A plague of biblical proportions … is a call to true repentance True repentance (2 Corinthians 7:2-12) (During the sermon we watched this news report of a locust plague in Madagascar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTOgUjMcQWk )
The problem in Corinth (vv11-13) God’s Gospel Solution New motivation (vv14-15) New vision (v16) New creation (v17) New relationship (vv18-21) New Year, New You!
Jesus’ Promise Who’s the promise for? A Saviour? Peace…with God
John’s birth (1:57-66) …makes Zacharias prophesy …about God’s salvation (1:68-74) Psalm 132 …and God’s prophet (1:76-77) Isaiah 40:3 (Malachi 3) …and the coming of Light! (1:78-79) Isaiah 9:1-2 The Light in our darkness
Elizabeth’s Prophecy (1:39-45) Mary’s Song/Poem (1:46-56) God still lifts the lowly
Jonah, the reluctant yet ‘successful’ prophet, is deeply angry (Jonah 3:10-4:3) And God correct Jonah through an object lesson involving a plant (Jonah 4:4-11) What can we learn from this about God’s heart and ours?
Gabriel’s two announcements: John will prepare the way (1:5-25) Jesus, the son of David (1:26-38) Isaiah 11 Nothing will be impossible with God! God’s prepared people
Last Words Joshua’s last words (Joshua 23:1-2) What the LORD has done (23:3-5; 24:1-13) What his people are to do (24:14-24) Our last words Not one word has failed…in Jesus
The LORD Wins! God and Genocide War on Idolatry Deuteronomy 20:16-18 Colossians 3:5-10 War and Punishment Genesis 15:13-16 2 Corinthians 5:21 Revelation 19:11-16 2 Peter 3:9
The Gibeonite Deception A Crafty Plan (vv1-15) …that’s caugty out (vv16-18) …but it works! (vv19-27) The Gibeonites and Us The Israelite’s Failure (v14) James 1:5 We don’t need to deceive God! Romans 5:8