Week 48; November 28-Dec.4
Nov. 28; Dan. 5:1-31; 2 Pet.2:1-22; Ps. 119:113-128; Prov. 28:19-20
Dan. 5; who was King Belshazzar?
2 Pet. 2:5; “if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly.”
How and when was Noah a herald of righteousness? What was Christ’s rule in Noah’s preaching? Please refer to 1 Pet.3:18-20. Do you think Jesus was preaching through Noah?
Prov. 28:20; “A faithful man will abound with blessings”
Please read Matt. 25:14-30. In this parable, Jesus expands the blessing for the faithful person to be an eternal blessing; “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
A faithful person will be blessed on earth and more blessings when Christ returns. How faithful and trustworthy are you to God’s gifts to you?
Nov. 29; Dan. 6:1-28; 2 Pet.3:1-18; Ps. 119:129-152; Prov. 28:21-22
Dan. 6; who was Darius?
2 Pet. 3:2; “that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles.”
Where in the Old Testament do we find the predictions about the second coming of Christ? Many passages in the Old Testament predicted the return of Christ. Please refer to some of them, such as Ps. 2:8-9; Is. 60:19; Is. 66:15-16.
Ps. 119:136; “My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.”
How many times do you shed tears about the lost one? Would you now take a few minutes and pray for those you know and still away from God?
Nov. 30; Dan. 7:1-28; 1 John 1:1-10; Ps. 119:153-176; Prov. 28:23-24
Dan. 7:1-7; what are the similarities between Daniel’s dream in Dan. 7:1-7 and Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Dan. 2:31-36?
Dan. 7:13-14; “I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him.14 And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away,
and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.”
This prophecy was about Christ. The one like “a son of man” is Christ. Where in the New Testament do we find the fulfillment of this prophecy? Please refer to Matt. 8:20; 26:64.
1 John 1:5-6; “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.”
This passage brings our attention to the struggle against sin we face daily. Confession of our sins and repentance is the way to get us back to fellowship with God. How often do you repent?
Dec. 1; Dan. 8:1-27; 1 John 2:1-17; Ps. 120:1-7; Prov. 28:25-26
Dan. 8:1-2; what do you know about Susa the citadel?
1 John 2:2; “He is the propitiation for our sins”
Please give an example from the Old Testament about the atonement that points to Christ. There are many; please refer to Lev. 17:11; Ex. 12
Prov. 28:26; Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.”
Please see the comparison between the person who trusts his mind and the person who walks in wisdom. Do you think the wisdom in this passage point to Christ? Please refer to Prov.8. Whom do you trust? Yourself or Christ?
Dec.2; Dan. 9:1-11:1; 1 John 2:18-3:6; Ps. 121:1-8; Prov. 28:27-28
Dan. 9:1; what do you know about Ahasuerus?
Dan. 10:1; “In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a word was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar. And the word was true, and it was a great conflict. And he understood the word and had understanding of the vision.”
How was Cyrus a type of Christ? Please refer to Is. 44:28-45:6?
1 John 3:3; “And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.”
What does it mean that Jesus is pure? Can we be pure like Him? How?
Dec. 3; Dan. 11:2-35; 1 John 3:7-24; Ps. 122:1-9; Prov. 29:1
1. Dan. 11:2-4; “he shall stir up all against the kingdom of Greece. 3 Then a mighty king shall arise, who shall rule with great dominion and do as he wills. 4 And as soon as he has arisen, his kingdom shall be broken and divided toward the four winds of heaven.”
This prophecy about Greece. The mighty king of Greece was Alexander the great. After his death, his kingdom was divided into four. Who are the four divided kingdoms of Greece? Please refer to Googol J
2. John 3:8; “Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.”
In this verse, we understand that Jesus fulfilled God’s promise in Gen. 3:15. What was the promise in Gen. 3:15? How did Jesus fulfill this promise?
3. 1 John 3:16; “By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.”
In this verse, John alluded to the teachings of Jesus. Can you find what Jesus says? Please refer to John 13:14, 34-35. How often do you follow this command?
Dec. 4; Dan. 11-36-12:13; 1 John 4:1-21; Ps. 123:1-4; Prov. 29:2-4
Dan. 12:1; “At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.”
Who is Michael, the great prince?
Dan. 12:4; But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end.”
Where in the New Testament do we find Jesus unsealed this book of Daniel? Please refer to Rev. 5.
1 John 4:16; “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”
Was John talking about our love for God or God’s love for us? How do you describe your relationship with God?