Paul wishes he were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of his people, the people of Israel for they are the patriarchs.
1 Corinthians 10:1-12
God scattered many of His people, the Israelites, because He was not pleased with them.
We should not be idolaters, commit sexual immorality, not test Christ, or grumble. They serve as warnings for us. Be careful to not fall.
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 4: Romans 9:1-5 and 1 Corinthians 10:1-12
9) We are God’s offspring and live in Him (Acts 17:28). God gives us fellowship and eternal life. Christ purifies us from all sin. (1 John 1:1-7).
10a) They wanted to live their way, not God’s way. They did not fear the Lord. They let evil rule their lives. They sacrificed to idols. God was the one who healed them and led them. God’s anger will be poured out onto them because they have forsaken him and burned incense to other gods.
b) In a similar manner — doing my own thing rather than God’s thing and not giving Him the credit for everything in my life.
11) God’s grace and presence keeps me going when the going gets tough and I don’t understand things in my life. I know He is in charge, not me.
12) His word is so rich and powerful that I think you can’t help worship Him when you read it.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 4: Romans 9:1-5 and 1 Corinthians 10:1-12
Great lessons for having faith in God and His ways.
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 29, Day 4: Romans 9:1-5 and 1 Corinthians 10:1-12
Paul is sorrowful over Israel. He wishes he were cursd to bring Israel back to God. This shows the heart of Jesus.
The people were blessed with God Himself, the covenants, the law, and more.
1 Corinthians 10:1-12
Israel was blessed. But they were not grateful. They died waiting to enter the Promised Land.
Therefore, the Corinthians should avoid the Israelites’ bad example. They should not be idolaters, commit sexual immorality, not test Christ, or grumble. They serve as warnings for us. Be careful to not fall.
On Sunday after Jesus’s death, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to Jesus’s tomb. There was an earthquake and and angel of the Lord came down from heaven and rolled away the stone. He looked like lightning and wore white clothes. The guards were afraid, shook, and became like dead men.
The angel addressed the women, telling them that Jesus has risen like he said he would. He is not there. He tells them to come inside and see the empty tomb then to go and tell the disciples that Jesus has risen and is going to Galilee.
The women did as they were told, afraid but full of joy. Jesus met them on their way to the disciples. They clasped his feet and worshipped him. They he told them to go to his brothers and go to Galilee where they will see him.
The women went to report to the disciples. Some of the guards went to report to the chief priests what had happened. The chief priests, wanting to hide this news, bribed the soldiers to lie and say that during the night, the disciples came and took the body. They offered to protect the soldiers from consequences of falling asleep.
SUMMARY OF 1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-19
Paul is telling the Corinthians that they are saved by the Gospel. Christ died for our sins. He was raised on the third day. He appeared before the disciples, 500 people at the same time, James, and him. The dead rise again because Christ rose from the grave. If Christ had not risen, they you are still in sin.
BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 29, Day 4: Matthew 28:1-15 with 1 Corinthians 15:1-19
9) The argument that Paul makes that if Jesus did not rise from the grave, then our faith is worthless. Jesus’s resurrection is the crux of our religion, and Paul makes a great logical argument here.
John 10:17-18: Jesus willingly laid down his life for us, and he rose with his own authority.
Acts 2:31 with Psalm 16:10: Christ’s body did not decay nor was it in the grave.
Acts 17:30-31: There will be a judgment day with the proof being Jesus’s resurrection.
Romans 6:4: With Christ’s resurrection, we live a new life, as we were baptized with Christ in death.
Ephesians 1:18-23: We have God’s power because he rose Christ from the grave and placed him ruler over everything.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14: Those who have died believing Jesus will rise again.
1 Peter 1:3-6: God has given us birth through a living hope and an eternal inheritance because of the resurrection of Christ.
11a) Jesus’s willingness to die for us. Unfathomable to me.
b) It’s helpful when times are tough and the world is turbulent to have hope in him.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 29, Day 4: Matthew 28:1-15 with 1 Corinthians 15:1-19
If you get nothing else from the study of Matthew, get this: Christ died for you, and with faith, you will have eternal life.
End Notes BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 29, Day 4: Matthew 28:1-15 with 1 Corinthians 15:1-19
The women were headed to properly prepare Jesus’s body for burial since Jewish law forbade people from touching dead bodies.
Matthew is the only Gospel to record the earthquake. Bible scholars think the angel prompted the earthquake as he rolled the stone.
Jesus was the first one to be resurrected. Elijah 1 Kings 17:17-24) and Lazarus (John 11:38-44) were brought back from the dead in their old bodies. Resurrection entails getting a new body.
Jesus is risen. He reigns in heaven. There is no tomb of Jesus to go and visit here on earth.
The women should not have been surprised as Jesus said this is what would happen.
Note that Jesus had passed through the stone barrier John 20:19. The stone was only rolled away so others could see and testify to Jesus’s resurrection.
These women saw Jesus’s body go into the tomb and now they say it missing.
Jesus’s resurrection proves God accepted Jesus as a substitute for us.
Note that women were chosen to be the first to tell of Jesus’s resurrection.
King James has “rejoice” as “all hail,” which was a normal Greek greeting.
Fun Fact: this is the first time Jesus calls his disciples “brothers.”
If the guards were asleep, how would they know it was the disciples who stole the body? Obviously, the chief priests aren’t as smart as they think they are. It would have been a loud noise to roll away the stone. There’s no way all those guards would have slept through that.
All of the lies about the denial of Jesus’s resurrection is just that — lies.
1 Corinthians 15:1-19
You must receive the gospel (“good news”) that Paul received from Christ himself.
Christ died for our sins
He was buried
Jesus rose again
He rose again on the third day
Jesus was seen by Cephas
Jesus was seen by the twelve
He was seen by over 500 brethren
He was seen by James
Christ was seen by the apostles
He was seen by Paul
“According to the Scriptures”, meaning Jesus’s death fulfilled prophesy.
Paul calls himself the least, and by the grace of God, he is a new man who labored for Christ.
The first-century Corinthians denied our/their resurrection, not Jesus’s.
Now with Jacob dead, the brothers feared retribution from Joseph over what they did. They lied (presumably again), saying that Jacob told them to tell Joseph to forgive them. Joseph wept at the message. The brothers threw themselves at Joseph’s feet, calling themselves his slaves. Joseph told them to not be afraid (much like God would). God intended their actions for good so that he can save many lives. Joseph told them he would provide for them and their families.
BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 29, Day 4: Genesis 50:15-21
13) The brothers feared retribution from Joseph over what they did. They lied (again), saying that Jacob told them to tell Joseph to forgive them. Joseph wept at the message. The brothers threw themselves at Joseph’s feet, calling themselves his slaves.
14) “In all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Joseph forgives his brothers and promises to take care of them and their children.
15) There is good in every situation, and you have to have faith that God intends everything (even the bad) for good. With time, you can see it.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 29, Day 4: Genesis 50:15-21
The brothers lie again. Is there no end here? Joseph echoes his words from before that God intended their actions for good to save lives (Genesis 45:5).
End Notes BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 29, Day 4: Genesis 50:15-21
Joseph’s tears are probably because the brothers are showing no faith in him and his forgiveness from years before.
Josepth rightly put retribution into God’s hands. God uses all things for our good.
Our lives are in God’s hands. God saved the lives of Jacob’s family to save all of us.
Joseph provided for his brothers out of love and compassion. He had the love of God in him, which he shared with his brothers.
Summary of passage: All the food (except that stored by Joseph) was eaten in Egypt and Canaan during the famine. Joseph brought all the money in payment for the grain to Pharaoh and when all of the people’s money was gone the people came to Joseph, begging for food.
So Joseph began exchanging food for the people’s livestock. When the people’s livestock was gone, they had nothing left to sell except their land and their bodies. So all the land became Pharaoh’s and the people were reduced to servitude. All except the priests who were protected and fed by Pharaoh.
Joseph instructed the people to begin planting again but to give one-fifth of their crop to Pharaoh. This became law for all land except the priests’ land.
The Israelites settled in Goshen, acquired property, and were fruitful. Israel requested to be buried in the Promised Land.
8a) That the Promised Land was in fact his–enough so to spent eternity there. That he believed in God’s covenant with him and his people.
b) Personal Question. My answer: The Bible says our home is in heaven. Our inheritance is in heaven. We are children of God. We exist for heavenly rewards, not earthly rewards.
This life is temporary. We are to do God’s work here and work for Him. Our time here is short and we are to live each day to the fullest for we do not know when God will call us home. We should look forward to that day when we get to spend eternity with God. We should not be afraid. If our work is done, we shall depart to a better place.
9a) First, the people were to use money to buy grain. Second, they were to use livestock once their money ran out. Finally, they were to sell their land and bodies as payment.
b) Personal Question. My answer: So the people didn’t get used to handouts from the government. The people still had to earn their food and work for it. This gives people a sense of pride and keeps the country prosperous.
d) Personal Question. My answer: Discipline of kids and money.
Conclusions: I found this interesting cause I never really knew how the Israelites ended up in bondage in Egypt. This is one reason at least. Fascinating.