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~Bible Study Lesson~
Lesson taken from  the sermon on Sunday, December 17, 2017 



Apostle Dr. Nadie DuBose

"Inconvenient Obedience"

Genesis 22:1-19 and James 3:14-26

 


Background 

Genesis considered as a part of the Pentateuch (Five Books of the Old Testament) Also known or referred to as the Books of the Law.


Introduction

Genesis 1-11 – gives us an account of who God is, His creation, falleness of humanity because of its participation in Sin Here in these chapters, we learn the creation of heaven and earth, Adam and Eve, Their fall in the Garden, Cain and Abel, Noah, The Flood, The Descendants of Noah, The Tower of Babel, and the descendants of Shem. Genesis 12-25 – give us an account of the Life of Abram – Father is Exalted whose name is changed to Abraham - Father of a Multitude

· Genesis 25-28 – Gives us an account of Isaac

· Genesis 28-36 – Gives us an account of Jacob

· Genesis 37-50 – Gives us an account of Joseph

 

Summary

In this chapter, we see God speaking to Abraham to sacrifice Isaac (whose name means laughter and the child that was his promised heir) on the Mountain of Moriah as a burnt offering. Isaac obeys the voice of God and takes two of his servants along with his donkey and Isaac up the mountain. While on the way Isaac asked Abraham, Father, we have the fire and the wood, but where is the sheep for the burnt offering? Abraham responds and tells Isaac that God will provide a sheep for the burnt offering. When they arrive at the place in which God had spoke to sacrifice Isaac, Abraham built an altar and laid Isaac on the altar on top of the wood an then picked up a knife to kill his son as a sacrifice, the Angel of the Lord call to him from heaven, Abraham, Abraham, do not lay a hand on the boy. Do not hurt him in any way. Now I know that you truly fear the Lord. You have not withheld your only son from me. At the time that the Angel Called Abraham from Heaven, he then saw a ram caught by its horns in a bush, so he took the ram an sacrificed it as a the burnt offering in place of his son, Isaac and he named the place (Yahweh-Yireh - the Lord will provide.) Then the Angel of the Lord called again to Abraham from Heaven and said, This is what the Lord says, because you have obeyed me and not withheld your only son, I swear by my own name that I will certainly bless you and multiply your seed beyond number like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will conquer cities of their enemies and through you descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed because you have obeyed me. Then Abraham, Isaac returned to his servants and traveled back to Beersheeba where Abraham continued to live.


Name Meanings

1. “Abraham” – Father of a Multitude

2. “Isaac” – Laughter, He who laughs, God has smiled

 

Key Words

Tempt – in the Hebrew, “nacah” to try, to prove, to test


Behold, Here I am – in the Hebrew, “amar“ , to say or to answer, to say in one’s heart


Offer– in the Hebrew, “alah”, to go up, to ascend, to climb, to be taken up into, to be inserted in


Burnt offering – in the Hebrew “o-la”, what is laid on the altar, what is offered on the altar, a sacrifice which the whole was burned.


Moriah –in the Hebrew “Mowriyah” chosen by Jehovah- a name suitable for a sanctuary, the place where Abraham took Isaac for sacrifice, the mountain on the eastern edge of Jerusalem where Solomon built the temple


Went – in the Hebrew, “yalak” go, walk, come


Place – in the Hebrew, “maqown” standing place


Third – in the Hebrew, “Shelishiy” – at this time to-morrow; the third day


To lift up one’s eyes – in the Hebrew, “nasa” – to lift up one’s eyes in longing towards God and confidence in Him


Saw/Provide – in the Hebrew, “ra-a” to perceive, to have regard, respect to, to cause to see or show – that God will provide for Himself


Lamb – in the Hebrew, “Seh” sheep, goat, young sheep, young goat, female sheep


Stretch – in the Hebrew, “Shalach” to reach forth, to put forth


Slay – in the Hebrew, “shachat” –to kill, to slaughter, to beat (a person in a human sacrifice)


Thicket – in the Hebrew, “cebak” branches interwoven

 

Stead – in the Hebrew, “Tachath” in place of, instead of

 

Jehovah-Jireh – in the Hebrew, “Yehovah-Yireh” –Jehovah will see to it

 

Sworn – in the Hebrew, “Shaba” to promise anything by an oath

 

Obey– in the Hebrew, “Shama” to hear, to listen to, to yield to, to render obedience; to obey

 

Application

1. Abraham promptly does what God says when he commanded him to sacrifice Isaac.

2. Abraham’s servants follow and obey him as he obeys God.

3. Isaac questions where the lamb is for the sacrifice and also follows his father Abraham
    in obedience.

4. Abraham’s faith is proven genuine (real) by his obedience.

 

Questions

1. Discuss how you believe you would feel if God told you to sacrifice your son as he said
    to Abraham about Isaac.

 

2. In your own words, discuss how you believe Isaac felt when he saw Abraham lift his
    hand with the knife to kill him.

 

3. Describe a time in your life when God told you to do something that required your
    inconvenient obedience. What was your response?

 

4. Presently, in what areas of your life, is God requiring you to inconveniently obey Him.
    Similar to Abraham’s servants as well as Isaac, also discuss others that are affected
    by your obedience to God.

















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Apostle Dr. Nadie DuBose
Why Did You LAUGH? Pt. I
Apostle Dr. Nadie DuBose
Why Did You LAUGH? Part II

Tell me something...

Why Did You              
   
LAUGH
?
~Bible Study Lesson~
Lesson taken from  the sermon on Sunday, December 10, 2017 


Apostle Dr. Nadie DuBose
Why Did You Laugh?


Romans 4:16-20, Romans 10:17
Genesis 15:1-6; Genesis 17:1-8, 15-22; 18:1-3, 9-15;

 
 

Background

Genesis is considered as a part of the Pentateuch (Five Books of the Old Testament) is also known or referred to as the Books of the Law. 
 
 
Introduction
 
Genesis 1-11 – gives us an account of who God is, His creation, falleness of humanity because of its participation in Sin Here in these chapters, we learn the creation of heaven and earth, Adam and Eve, their fall in the Garden, Cain and Abel, Noah, The Flood, The Descendants of Noah, The Tower of Babel, and the descendants of Shem. Genesis 12-25 – give us an account of the Life of Abram – Father is Exalted whose name is changed to Abraham - Father of a Multitude
  • Genesis 25-28 – Gives us an account of Isaac
  • Genesis 28-36 – Gives us an account of Jacob
  • Genesis 37-50 – Gives us an account of Joseph
 
Summary
 
In these chapters, we see God speaking to Abraham regarding his promise to him 1) in Genesis 15 to give him a son, 2) in Genesis 17 to change his name from Abram to Abraham, to make him the father of many nations and to give him possession of the land of Canaan, and to change her name, bless and give her a son and make her the mother of many nations, however, we also see that when Abraham hears God’s promise, he laughs; 3) In Genesis 18, we see where Abraham has a visitation from God and two angels in the human form of three men to confirm again that a year later his wife Sarah will have a son. We also see that Sarah overheard the conversation between Abraham and the visitors and also laughs. God then questions Abraham as to why Sarah laughs, however, Sarah lies and says she did not laugh, but God speaks directly to her and says, you did laugh.”
 
Name Changes
  1. Abram – Father is Exalted – Abraham – Father of a Multitude
  2. Sarai – Princess, Lady, Contentions, Argumentative, Quarrelsome toSarah - Princess of a Multitude
 
Key Words
 
Word of the Lord – in the Hebrew, “dabar”,  “yehovah” – “The Saying of Jehovah (Lord) - Promise – God’s Word to you about what he will do in you, through you and for you.
 
Believe – in the Hebrew, “aman” to trust, to stand firm, to be certain
 
Bowels  in the Hebrew, “ma-a“ , inward parts, organs of procreation, womb
 
Perfect – in the Hebrew, “Tamiym, complete, entire, whole, upright; without spot or blemish
 
Covenant in the Hebrew beriyth, alliance, friendship, promise between God and man
 
Nations –in the Hebrew “Gowy” descendants of Abraham, non-Hebrew People (Gentiles)
 
Bless – in the Hebrew, “barak to praise, salute, to celebrate, to cause to prosper
 
Laugh – In the Hebrew, “tsachaq” to mock, to play, to jest, to laugh outright (in merriment  -(rejoice) or scorn (to insult disrespect))
 
Plain – in the Hebrew, “elown” oak tree
 
Mamre – in the Hebrew, “Mamre” – strength or fatness, oak grove in Palestine where Abraham dwelt (lived)
 
Appear – in the Hebrew, “ra-a” – to let oneself to be seen; 
 
Pleasure – in the Hebrew, “eden” delight, paradise; finery;
Luxury
 
Old – in the Hebrew, “bala to rotten, fallen and wasteth away
 
Anything – in the Hebrew, “davar word, saying, case, matter
 
Hard – in the Hebrew, “pala” -beyond one’s powers, wondrous, marvelous, extraordinary
 

Application
 
  1. Abraham's laugh is a root of rejoicing.
  1. He does not consider what he sees, he trusts what he Hears from God – hearing consumes him.
  1. Sarah’s laugh is a root of unbelief.
  1. Sarah considers what she sees and doubts what she hears God say – sight consumes her.
  1. God questions Abraham because Sarah is his wife under his covering.
  1. Abraham had a responsibility to help Sarah receive what God was saying in spite of what she saw.

Questions
  1. Similar to Abraham, identify a time when God made you a promise and you laughed in a 'spirit of rejoicing'. Please discuss in detail.
 
  1. Similar to Sarah, identify a time when you heard God speak about what he would do in your life and you laughed in a 'spirit of unbelief'.  Please discuss in detail.
 
  1. Identify a time in your life when you focused more on what you could see rather than what you heard God say.  What was the outcome of your situation?
 
  1. Identify a time in your life where you focused on what you heard God say rather than on what you saw.  What was the outcome of your situation?

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Apostle Dr. Nadie DuBose
What Do You Expect? 
More Than What I Expected

~Bible Study Lesson~
Lesson taken from  the sermon on Sunday, December 3, 2017 



Apostle Dr. Nadie DuBose
What Do You Expect?
Much More than What I Expected.

Acts 3:1-11

 

Background
 
The Book of Acts is a continuation of the Gospel of Luke as written by Luke the Physician. The Gospel of Luke was written to explain what Jesus did and taught in his ministry on earth, and Acts discusses what Jesus continued to do and teach as the Holy Spirit worked in and through his disciples and the early church after he returned to be with God the Father in Heaven. Acts 1-12 shows us how the Apostle Peter’s leadership was key in the establishment and expansion of the church and Acts 13-28 describe how the Holy Spirit worked through the leadership of the Apostle Paul along with his ministry companions to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Jews in Jerusalem to those who had never heard about Jesus throughout the rest of the World.  In Acts 1, we see Jesus commanding the disciples to wait for the promise of the Holy Spirit as well as the Matthias replacing Judas Iscariot as one of the 12 apostles. In Acts 2, we see the Holy Spirit being poured out on the disciples along with the multitude of believers in the upper room on the day of Pentecost (50 days after the resurrection).
 
Introduction
 
In Acts 3, we see how the Holy Spirit works through the Apostle Peter and John to operate in the gift of healing so that the Lame man from birth that was sat daily at the gate called beautiful might leap and walk for the very first time.
 
Summary
 
In Acts 3:1-11, we see Peter and John going to the temple to take part in the 3 o’clock prayer service and they see a lame man (crippled) from birth being carried in and sat at the temple gate called beautiful to beg for a donation from those on their way into the temple.
 
Expecting to receive something of themBecause it was a constant custom for all who entered the temple to carry money with them to give to the treasury, or to the poor, or to both. It was on this ground that the friends of the lame man laid him at the gate of the temple, as this was the most likely place to receive alms.

 
Key Words
 
Lame –  in the Greek, “kholos” , halt, maimed, crippled, deprived of a foot; a physical condition in which walking is difficult or impossible.
Alms  in the Greek, “eelymosyne “ , mercy, pity a donation to the poor
Fasten – in the Greek, “etenizo”, to fix one’s eyes upon, to look earnestly on
Expect in the Greek, “prosdako”, to look for; to wait for,
 
 
There were a total of 9 gates to the entrance of the Temple of Jerusalem which were all covered with silver and gold:

Beautiful Gate – Believed to be the entrance from the outside into the court of Gentiles.  It led into the Court of Women. However, the way the temple of was set up, the beautiful gate is located likely from the outside into the Court of Women.  “And since at this gate was the greatest frequency of persons, both men and women entering here; it is most likely, that here lay the lame man begging:”


 
Four Expectations in this Account
 
1.  The expectation of the people (believed to be his friends) that carried the lame man to the   
     gate at the entrance of the temple.
  1. Based on what they had been taught according to their Religious Tradition.
  2. The Lame Priests according to the Old Testament could not worship in the Temple; 2 Samuel 5:8 and Leviticus 21:18-21
 
2.  The expectation of the Lame Man to Receive Something from Peter and John
  1. Based on his understanding of what people have when they come to the temple
 
3.  The Expectation that Peter and John have of the Lame Man
  1. Based on their understanding of Faith in the Name of Jesus to Heal the Lame Man
 
4.  The expectation that others who came to the temple had of the lame man
  1. Based on how they saw him on a daily basis
 
Questions
 
1.  Similar to the Lame Man, have you ever expected something and received something
     else which was more than what you expected?  Please give a detailed example.   

2.  Discuss how others expectations of you have or have not affected your current life.

3.  Similar to Peter and John, has your expectation of someone who is in need caused their
     life to improve because of your faith in Jesus?

4.  Discuss a time in your life where you switched from having a crippled mindset to a walking
     mindset.