Unit 7 - Acts/Epistles/Revelation

God is the Promise Completing God

JESUS as the 1) PROMISED KING has 2) RESCUED His people through His Perfect Law Keeping Life and Sacrificial, Substitutionary Death on the Cross, whereby 3) DEFEATING the enemy of sin and death, and is 4) RESTORING them to the PLACE OF REST where Heaven and Earth are rejoined and God reigns and abides 5) so that His people shall be with Him forever for their JOY.

Date Links Lesson Passage/Title
3-year Bible Reading Plan
Main Passage Main Point
1.10.21 13 Paul's 3rd Missionary Journey
[Acts 19-22]
Acts 20:17-38 "Be On Guard For Yourselves And For All The Flock" (Acts 20:28)
1.17.21 14 Ephesians
Eph.1-3; Eph.4-6
Riches [ 1:7, 18; 2:4, 7; 3:8, 16] This epistle, along with Colossians, emphasizes the truth that the Church is the body of which Christ is the Head.
1.24.21 15 Colossians Colossians 1:17, 18 Colossians sets forward the preeminence [i.e. superiority, chief, first place] of Christ. Jesus is enough to complete or perfect His people. By preaching the preeminence of Christ, we warn against the deceivers and teach the disciples.

16 Philippians Philippians 1:27-30 1) From overflowing affection for Christ and His Church, 2) Paul invites his readers to rejoice when confronted by adversity, 3) knowing such is essential in perfecting faith and 4) inevitable when proclaiming Christ.
2.14.21 17 Philemon Philemon 16 "The theological premise is that upon conversion even a slave becomes an equally important part of the body of Christ, the Christian family; the premise is that, in Christ, there is no longer slave nor free (cf. Gal 3:28)."
2.21.21 18 Paul's Journey to Rome
[Acts 21-28]
Acts 21-23; Acts 24-28; Paul's Journey to ROME [Acts 21-28] "It is because of the hope of Israel that I am wearing this chain" Acts 28:20
2.28.21 19 1 Timothy; 2 Timothy 1 Timothy 3:14-16 The Local Church is vital and necessary to your salvation experience and growth in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
3.07.21 20a Titus Titus 1:1-4 One can no more be saved without works than one can be saved by works.
3.07.21 20b Titus 2:11-15 Titus 2:11-15 The Gospel changes our lives. The Gospel intrinsically transforms its recipients. The JESUS SEED causes His people to leave sin, live righteously, and look for His soon return.
3.14.21 21 1 Peter; 2 Peter 1 Peter 2:4-12 You are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light
3.21.21 22a Hebrews
Heb.1-8; Heb.9-12; Heb.13
The term "better" is used thirteen times [in 12 references] in the book. The central theme of Hebrews is that Jesus Christ has perfected, and in that sense rendered obsolete, the Levitical institutions of the OT.
3.28.21 22b Hebrews 1:1-3 Hebrews 1:1-3 In Jesus Christ we have the fullest and final word from God and it is to Him we must look and listen. All biblical revelation comes to a head in Jesus. He is God's fullest and final Word to His people.
4.04.21 Resurrection Sunday
4.11.21 22c Hebrews 9:1-14 Hebrews 9:1-14 Jesus Christ alone and only can fix what is broken.
4.18.21 23 Jude Jude 3 "Jude's purpose in his letter was twofold: 1) he wanted to expose the false teachers that had infiltrated the Christian community, and 2) he wanted to encourage Christians to stand firm in the faith and fight for the truth."
4.25.21 24a 1John,2John,3John 1 John 1:1-4 It is because God is Light and it is because God is Love that He can provide for us and extend to us ETERNAL LIFE.
5.02.21 24b 1 John 1:9 1 John 1:5-2:2 John's message is very clear: God is light and in Him there is no darkness. Just as Jesus is without darkness at all, so also are His people. God's people are those who recognize their own sin and Jesus is their only Savior.
5.09.21 25a Revelation
Rev.1-3; Rev.4-11;
Rev.12-16; Rev.17-21;
Revelation 22:20 God is right now reclaiming what is rightfully His as Creator and Redeemer through signs and wonders.
Pastor's statement on eschatology during pandemic.
5.16.21 25b Revelation 1:4-8 Revelation 1:4-8 God creates all, controls all, and commands all (cf. Philippians 2:1-18). From Genesis through the Church to the final chapters of Revelation, the Story of God comes full circle.
5.21.21 25c Revelation 21:1-22:5 Revelation 21:1-22:5 God returns to a restored Garden for the joy of His people (vv. 6, 7 [comp. Gen. 1 w/ Rev. 21]).

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