A Promise Unveiled | Lesson 5

I know, looking forward in this study, that our attention is about to turn from the earthly life of Christ. And I have to say that, like Mary Magdalene at the end of John’s gospel, I’m tempted to cling to Jesus and refuse to let Him go (John 20:17). I’ve loved watching Him walk among His people and reveal for us the Father’s heart.

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A Promise Unveiled | Introduction

With the coming of Christ, we see God unveiling Himself in a new way. Let’s remind ourselves that God does not change from the Old Testament to the New Testament. Something changes in the New Testament, but it isn’t the heart of God! The heart of the Father has always been to draw His wayward people to Himself.

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A Promise Kept | Lesson 9 | A New Heart and a New Spirit

The faithfulness of God is uncomfortable at times. He sets His hand heavy on areas in our lives that are outside of the fullness that He has for us, and we whine and squirm under the weight of it. When we finally surrender, receiving God’s forgiveness, turning our steps back to Him, we are revived and relieved. Until the whole cycle begins again. Will it ever end?

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A Promise Kept | Lesson 7 | The Son of David

Last week, we saw that the Israelites rejected God as their king when they asked for an earthly king in order to be like the surrounding nations. They were seeking a king who could lead them in military exploits and protect them from foreign oppression, but what they failed to realize was that the peace and security they sought would only be found in submission to God and His covenant.

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A Promise Kept | Lesson 5 | The God Who Sanctifies

I enjoy rules. I appreciate order. I thrive with clear expectations and the ability to meet them. Give me a recipe, and I’ll measure out to the eighth of a teaspoon. I love a deadline. I will read the entire staff handbook. IKEA furniture, with its step-by-step instructions, is my dream. (I also regularly break the speed limit and am not real fond of unsolicited advice, so let’s not go overboard here with the portrayal of my rule-following tendencies.)

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Ruth | Lesson 6 | Restoration

Of this I am sure, if God allows old wounds to resurface, it is always for the purpose of restoring us. Ours is a Father who is relentless in His pursuit of His daughters' wholeness. He wants hearts wholly devoted to Him. He also wants those hearts to be truly whole. May we have the courage required to allow Him to do the work of restoration in our hearts.

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