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"ICM's Mini Bible College" with "Dick Woodward "

The Kingdom of God

Monday, September 29, 2014

What is the Kingdom of God? In the Old Testament, God’s kingdom was a literal, historical and geographical realm over which God was sovereign, with God Himself wanting to be the only ruler. The people, however, rejected God as their king and asked for human kings, which they got. The result was often tragic. This gives us insight into the concept of the Kingdom of God and how it relates to the New Testament and our lives. 

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A Romance in Reverse - Thursday, September 25, 2014
The book of Ruth is a profound allegory illustrating redemption. To redeem means “to buy back” and “to bring back.” Boaz redeemed Ruth; first he bought her back when he paid all her debts, then he established a relationship with her that brought her back into the family of God. Learn how in the same way we must decide we want Jesus to be our redeemer—to buy us back and to bring us back into the family of God.
The Romance of Redemption - Monday, September 22, 2014
The book of Ruth is a beautiful love story that mirrors salvation and our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Old and New Testament Scriptures tell us we are betrothed to Him as a bride to her bridegroom. In Ruth this relationship as a “Romance of Redemption” and the law of the “kinsman redeemer” echo the message of the grace God has for all mankind.
Every Man in His Place - Thursday, September 18, 2014
Even though Gideon was hiding and afraid, God demonstrated through Gideon He delights in taking the least, the weakest, and the most ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary supernatural miracles, when such people are available and committed to doing what God tells them to do. It is important when God calls you to do a work for Him that you go into that work knowing that God has sent you and that God is with you.  
Extraordinary Things Through Ordinary People - Monday, September 15, 2014
The book of Judges shows us God delights in doing extraordinary things through very ordinary people like you and me.  The character studies of these judges give us insight and hope for those times we feel unworthy or inadequate to face life’s difficult challenges. Through apostasy and its terrible consequences God shows us some wonderful truths about how He honors faithfulness and fulfills His purposes for His people.
The Agonies of Apostacy - Thursday, September 11, 2014
The book of Judges covers the 400 years after the conquest of the Promised Land and after the Israelites said, “We will serve the Lord our God and obey him.” Yet in this period of Hebrew history “every man did what was right in his own eyes”. Have you ever promised to put God first in your life, only to fall away from that vow later?  The Israelites did after they settled in Canaan – not once, but seven times!
Immoral Prayer and the Enemies of Faith - Monday, September 08, 2014
The book of Joshua is full of allegories that teach us how to overcome the enemies of our faith. The first enemy of our faith, the world, is pictured by Jericho. The second, represented by Israel’s defeat, represents our flesh. The people from Gibeon made a treaty with Israel by tricking them. The devil deceives us in the same way and is our third enemy. Joshua challenged his people to seal their faith by making a covenant with God. 
Possessing the Promises - Thursday, September 04, 2014
What is faith? How does faith work? The book of Joshua provides sixteen illustrations to demonstrate faith. God will sometimes test your faith but you can be assured He will not take you where His grace cannot keep you. If you know God is leading you to do something, do it. His plan is always the right plan. Joshua teaches us that faith is practical. When faith walks, it works, and when faith works, it wins the battles of life.
Possess Your Possession - Monday, September 01, 2014
The book Joshua is all about faith, the kind of faith that conquers and possesses all God wills for His people. Many of us fail, like the Israelites, to experience the spiritual blessing God intends us to have: prayer, Scripture, fellowship, worship—God gives them all to every believer. You possess prayer by praying, and you possess the Scripture when you read it, understand it, and apply it. You possess your spiritual possessions one spiritual step at a time.
Why We Study Hebrew History - Thursday, August 28, 2014
We could say that the first seventeen books of the Old Testament are history books. So why should we study so much history of this one little nation of Israel? One reason is to look for examples and warnings. When the Hebrew people obeyed the Word of God, God blessed them, and they are examples for us. When they did not obey, they lived under the curse of God, and their lives are warnings for you and me.
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