Oracles of God

ORACLES OF GOD INTRODUCTION A. NATURE OF “ORACLE” 1. Speaking for God is authorized only in the capacity of being an oracle of God, I Pet. 4:11 2. An oracle is a “mouthpiece” speaking in behalf of someone else, Ex. 4:15-16 3. Such a mouthpiece, when speaking for God, is common
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The Call of God

THE CALL OF GOD INTRODUCTION A. THE NEED 1. The people’s condition, John 12:46; 1:6-8 2. The hunger of the people, Luke 5:1 3. The extent of the field, Luke 4:42-44; Acts 1:8 4. The ripeness of the fields, John 4:35 5. The urgency of the hour, John 9:4 6. The need of the people, I S
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Visions of God

VISIONS OF GOD (A Study in God’s School of the Prophets) GOD’S OPEN HEAVEN A.THE NEED OF AN OPEN HEAVEN 1. Point out the results of Ezekiel’s vision as seen in: (1) Ezek. 1:1 – He saw (visions of God) (2) Ezek. 1:28 – He fell (at His feet) (3) Ezek. 1:28 – He h
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Satan

SATAN SATAN — SPIRIT PERSONALITY A. ORIGIN OF SATAN 1. What light is shed on the origin of Satan in: (1) Isa. 14:12? That prior to his fall he was called “Lucifer” (“day star”) and “son of the morning,” probably because he was the beginning of God’s creation. (2) Ezek.
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Principles of Bible Interpretation

Principles of Bible Interpretation A. THE WORD OF GOD 1. Nature of the Word of God (1) As to its voice – The Bible is the voice of God, 2 Tim. 3:16, speaking through men as his own words, Ex. 4:12; Jer. 1:9, as though God himself had uttered these words, Acts 3:21; Ex. 4:15-16 (
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The Lord’s Prayer

THE LORD’S PRAYER INTRODUCTION 1. What is evident from Luke 11:1? (1) That there is a need for selecting a certain locality to pray, such as the seclusion of the solitary place (Mark 1:35) (2) That one of the Lord’s disciples (not necessarily one of the twelve) was impressed b
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The Holy Spirit

THE HOLY SPIRIT NATURE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT A. PERSONALITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 1. What does John 14:17 teach concerning the Spirit? (1) That the world can neither receive nor know him “Weil sie kein Auge fur ihn hat.” Lit., “because she has no eye for him,” (Muhlheimer), i. e., s
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The Parable of the Sower

The Parable of the Sower A. INTRODUCTION 1. Of what was Jesus conscious as the great multitudes gathered to hear Him, Mat. 13:1-17? (1) That their seeming enthusiasm was more curiosity than receptiveness for the truth (2) That there existed a diversity of reasons why much of what He h
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The Priesthood

THE PRIESTHOOD A. INTRODUCTION 1. Meaning of the term “priest” The term “priest” is derived from a word meaning “elder.” He was the one appointed to perform the sacrificial functions for the children of Israel. 2. Derivation of priesthood The priesthood began with the patr
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The Offerings

THE OFFERINGS INTRODUCTION A. INSTITUTION OF SACRIFICE The first sacrifice was an act performed by God for the purpose of relieving the conscience from its sense of guilt and shame, Gen. 3:21. This act of providing a covering for the bodies of our first parents constituted the divine
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