The birth of John the Baptist foreshadowed the birth of Christ, in order to bring sinners back to God.
Eagerly desiring the arrival of a child. (v.5-17)
Humbly being corrected by the Lord. (v.18-22)
Joyfully receiving God's gracious removal of disgrace. (v.23-25)
What do we need to know about pre-Christmas?
What are some other teachings that distract us? 1 Timothy 1:15
Why would others be inclined listen to us? Luke 2:52
Who is called to influence whom? 1 Timothy 4:14-16
Providence is defined in the Bible-based
Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 27 and 28.
27: "What do you understand by the providence
28: "What does it profit us to know that God created
and by His providence upholds all things?"
The answers, as Kevin Pulliam reads and expounds,
show our need to trust and rest in what God brings
The work of building up God's church requires accountability. Living in community means that we have to help each other along the path of sanctification. That means that encouraging correction is required. However, the correction must be carried out with a sense of family in mind.
Pastor teaches his family a selection from "the Proverb of the day." In these five verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that parents are to give God's covenant children God's own Fatherly instruction to be their heart's counselor and companion for life.
He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know? The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity. Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law; That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.
1/ Our God that corrects and teaches .
2/ Our God that knows the thoughts of man and chastens for vain thoughts .
3/ Our God that blesses .