20/09/2020 – Summary of 2 Corinthians

Bahan Alkitab: 2 Corinthians

Tanggal: 20/09/2020

Ringkasan:

Jesus Christ is the one who comforts us in our suffering, reconciles us to God and gives strength in our weaknesses.

Ayat Hafalan:

2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you by His poverty might become rich

Bahan Tambahan:

2-Corinthians.pdf

Guru:Didi Kurniawan

06/09/2020 – Paul wrote 13 books of New Testament.

Bahan Alkitab: Romans- Philemon

Tanggal: 06/09/2020

Ringkasan:

The Church is built by Jesus Christ. It is built on the teaching of Apostles and Prophets.
Apostles- The disciples of Jesus who saw Him. Was taught by Him and was personally sent by Jesus to teach the Gospel.
Prophets- A person chosen to speak for God and His People.

Prophets in Old Testament:
Moses who wrote the first 5 books in the OT
Isaiah (66 chapters), major Prophets
Jeremiah (52 chapters)
Ezra (10 chapters) minor Prophets
Hosea (12 chapters)
Micah
Amos
Major -it is written in more chapters Minor – less chapters in the book.

Apostles of Jesus Christ:
Peter
Andrew
John
James
Phillip
Bartholomew
Thomas
Matthew
James
Thaddaeus
Judas iscariot then replaced by Matthias
Paul

Who is Paul
Born as a Jewish
Raised as a Pharisee
A Roman citizen
Educated in Greek
By God’s Grace become a Christian

13 books written by Paul:
Romans.
1&2 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Phillipians
Colossians
1&2 Thessalonians
1&2 Timothy
Titus
Philemon

How do we know these books are written by Paul?
Paul ‘s unique style of writing.
He begins his letter by introducing himself as an Apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God.
example:
Romans 1:1
1Corinthians1:1
2Corinthians 1:1
1 Timothy 1:1
Ephesians 1:1

-Always pray for his readers
-Teaching them doctrines about :
1. Faith 2. Christ 3.Salvation
-Encouraging and mentoring his younger disciples like Timothy, Titus and Onesimus.

Why is it important for the Church to know Doctrines:
1. Church is built by Jesus Christ
2. Church is built on the teaching of the Apostles and Prophets.
3. Church is always attack by False teachings.
a. from inside church -heretic
b. from outside church-philosophy

Example of heretic:
Galatians 1:6-9
There is only 1 Gospel in Jesus Christ
Justification by Faith alone in Jesus Christ.not required circumcision and obedience to the whole law as a means of justification before God.One is not saved by works.

Example of philosophy :
Gnosticism – was influenced by Greek Philosophy which taught the body was evil and the spirit was good.
Therefore they say Christ cannot be God since he came in a human body.

1 John 4:2-3

But every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God, and this is the spirit of antichrist which you have heard is coming and now is already in the world.
Paul also emphasize all christians to know the words as it is written in

2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching ,for reproof for correction for training in righteousness.

Paul is the greatest missionary ,he wrote in Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the Gospel for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes to the Jews first and also to the Greek.

Paul also believes in predestination.
Ephesians 1:4
Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and blameless before him in love
Ephesians1:5
He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ according to the purpose of His will.

Another important teaching of Salvation is BY Grace Alone
Ephesians 2:8-9
For by Grace you have been saved thriugh faith .And this is not our own doing .It is the gift of God.
9 Not a result of works so that no one may boast.

Not only Doctrinal , Paul also encourage his co-workers for example
1 Corinthians 15:33
Bad companies ruins good morals
2 Corinthians 5:7
We walk by faith ,not by sight.

Now that Jesus Christ is no longer in this world, His words has to be passed down to people after us.
Paul has spread the Gospel to Europe, Turkey and Asia so that we can listen to the Gospel, we should follow His example ,there are many people who do not know The Gospel.

Questions:
1. Who inspired Paul to write all His letters?
2. Why did Paul call himself an Apostle of Christ when he was not ministering together with Jesus Christ?
3. Can you name at least 1 important message in Paul’s letter ? hiny Doctrine ?teaching about …..

Ayat Hafalan:

2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching ,for reproof,for correction,for training in righteousness.

Guru:Yulies

30/08/2020 – Review: Genesis to Romans

Bahan Alkitab: The Bible is God’s story of salvation from Genesis to Revelation. God reveals his redemptive plan to save his people through Jesus in both the Old and New Testaments.

Tanggal: 30/08/2020

Ringkasan:

Review Genesis to Romans (P5-P6, 30 Aug 2020)

Our history begins with God creating the universe and everything in it. God is the beginning of everything. God existed before anything else. God created everything out of nothing according to his plan. God is the Creator.
Question: How do you understand that God created the universe and everything in it?
Answer: By faith. You can’t see for yourself that God created everything in the beginning but you believe that. Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

God created man and woman as unique beings, gave them a unique task, and established a unique relationship with them. But then man rebelled against God, man sinned against God.
Question: How did sin start?
Answer: sinful behaviour begins with failure to trust God. Yes, there was a temptation from satan, but if Adam and Eve stood firm in their faith and trusted God no matter what others said, they would not sin. They failed to trust God and trusted satan’s word instead.

Question: What’s the impact of sin?
Answer: sin affected our relationship with God, others, and creation. We no longer regard God is our Lord, we no longer regard God as the most important, we no longer live a God-centred life but self-centred life. We no longer have close relationship with God. Instead of worshipping God, we worship other things, we even worship created things. We regard created things as more important than God. We do not care for others and only care about ourselves, again, self-centred live. We do not take care the creation, but we exploit them for our pleasure, for our benefits. Sin affected all aspects of our lives.

When Adam and Eve sinned, God judged them but promised to send a Saviour.
Genesis 3:15 – I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.
Man cannot solve the problem of sin by themselves. They cannot save themselves from the wrath of God. Only God has the solution for sin, that is through Jesus Christ, the Saviour.

As descendants of Adam and Eve, we were born with a sinful nature. Throughout the history of mankind, we see clear evidence that man cannot break free from the bondage of sin by their own power, sin continues to escalate since the fall of Adam and Eve.

God is perfectly just and judges wickedness, but that He shows grace and mercy to His people. God chose His people. God chose Noah and his family. God called Abraham and gave him faith to believe His promises. God chose deceitful Jacob to inherit God’s promises and changed his heart. God chose the Israelites to be His people. He redeemed His people, the Israelites, from slavery in Egypt. He gave His people His law. God’s law serves as the identity that differentiate God’s people from others.

God’s law shows that God is 100% holy, God is 100% righteous, God is 100% good. As God’s people, He demands us to be holy, to be righteous, to be good. However, with our sinful nature, we can’t live a holy life, we can’t be righteous, we can’t be good, let alone to be 100% righteous and good! So, does that mean we can’t be God’s people because we can’t fulfil God’s law?

But thanks be to God that He has chosen us to be His people. Thanks be to God that He sent Jesus to become a man and the promised Messiah. We belong to God, Jesus bought us back (redemption) with His sacrifice (atonement). He covers our sins and take away our sins (expiation) so we can return to God. The result of Christ’s work of expiation is propitiation – God’s anger is turned away, we are restored into fellowship with Him.

So now we return to God, we are justified before God, we are made righteous before God, however, we are still living in the fallen, sinful world. If we are not careful, we can be pulled into the sinful world. Apostle Paul warned us in Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Do not be conformed to this world means do not follow the way of this world.
Be transformed by the renewal of your mind: how can we be transformed? How can our mind be renewed? Answer: 1. by always remember that Christ bought us back with a high price, that He gave Himself for us. 2. by learning and practising his Word, the Bible. 3. by listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit, who stays in our heart the moment we believe in Christ.
We will surely go through testing, to refine and purify our faith. Through testing we will learn to follow the will of God, we will learn what is acceptable and perfect to God.

So, the Bible is God’s story of His redemption plan. Since the beginning (that is in Genesis), God had revealed his redemption plan because man will not be able to save themselves from the wrath of God. God showed his mercy by sending a Saviour to redeem a people for himself. 1 Peter 2:9 – But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
God is faithful to his promises, and God holds us responsible for keeping His covenant.

Application / Group Discussion:
• Sinful behaviour begins with failure to trust God. How do you grow in trusting God?
• How do you resist temptation?
• List down the marks of the true Christian (Romans 12:9-21). Give an example how you would obey these commands by doing things differently from the worldly view.

Ayat Hafalan:

Romans 1:16–17
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

Bahan Tambahan:

Review-Genesis-to-Romans.pptx

Guru:Lilis Ramli

23/08/2020 – Summary of Acts and Romans

Bahan Alkitab: Book of Acts and Romans

Tanggal: 23/08/2020

Kategori: sm-sore-p56

Ringkasan:

In the power of Holy Spirit, Jesus's disciples carry the good news of Christ to the world.

The order of salvation.

How the gospel impacts our relationship with God, with one another and redefines the people of God.

Ayat Hafalan:

Acts 1:8, Romans 1:16-17

Bahan Tambahan:

Summary of Acts and Romans – Guy Watch.pdf

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09/08/2020 – Responding To God’s Mercy

Bahan Alkitab: Romans 12-13

Tanggal: 09/08/2020

Ringkasan:

See attached PDF file.

Ayat Hafalan:

Romans 12:1-2
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Bahan Tambahan:

Responding-To-Gods-Mercy.pdf

Guru:Kin

02/08/2020 – God’s Sovereignty

Bahan Alkitab: Roma 9-11

Tanggal: 02/08/2020

Ringkasan:

What is Sovereign-unlimited power or independent.

Singapore is a sovereign nation governed by Singapore people or Singapore Government.
They have their own Laws. For example if we are caught bringing a certain amount of herroine into Singapore ,the punishment is death.this may not be the law in other countries let’s say in Philipines or Malaysia. But other country must respect Singapore Sovereignty.other countries cannot interfere in Singapore Law.

What does it mean that God is sovereign?
It means God is the Supreme Authority and all things are under His control.He is the creator of everything(Genesis1-2). He is sovereign in everything.He is sovereign in Salvation.
To understand more about God’s sovereignty, i would like to share with you the story of Job.There is this man ,his name is Job. According to the Bible he is blameless,upright and fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
But one day Satan got a permission from God to test Job by taking away his wealth and health.
Job 16-32 -Job lamented What miserable comforts you are. He believes there is a redeemer in heaven who will vouch for his innocence. He feels he is being treated unfairly as he cries to God for help but get no response. Job ask why God allows wicked people to live in prosperity and health while he suffers but knows that God will bring justice in the end .Job starts recounting the good deeds he has done and how he has obeyed the Lord.
Job 38-39
God interrupts and speaks from a whirlwind.God asks Job a long lists of rhetorical questions to show how little Job knows about creation and the power of God.
-Who gives food to the raven,when its young cry out to God?
-Have you given the horse its strength? Do you clothe its neck with a flowing mane?
-Does the hawk fly by your wisdom & spread his wings towards the south in winter.
-The wings of an ostrich flap joyfully.She does not care that a stranger might trample on her eggs for God did not give her wisdom.

How does God choose whom to be saved?
God is sovereign in salvation .
Why he choose us?
Are we better ? NO
Are we more obedient ? NO
Are we in GRII?NO
Are we poor?NO
Are we Rich?NO
What does the bible say?
Ephesians 1:5
He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ according to the purpose of his will.
Ephesians 1:11
In him we have obtained an inheritance having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will.

The bible also told us we are predestined before we are born .before we could do good or bad.look at these verses.
Romans 9:11
Though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad-in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of worksbut because of him who calls.
Romans 9:12-13
She was told the older will serve the younger .As it is written Jacob I loved,but Esau I hated.

This is clearly tells us God chose us base on His Will and His sovereignty,before we could have faith.before we could do anything ,before we were born.
Therefore :
1.God is sovereign in salvation.
2. Salvation is by His Grace alone not by human effort.
3. God justifies Jews and Gentiles by faith in Christ.

Points to discuss:
1. Name 1 attribute of God we have learned today.
2. Are we predestined to be saved because we go to GRII?
3. What is the correct attitude knowing that God has given us the free gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord?

Finally , Paul said he is full of Joy that he is saved but he is also sad that his people reject Jesus Christ. so we should have the same emotion as Paul. We have to share the Gospel to our families and friends.

Additional verse to memorize:
Romans 10:9-10
because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,you will be saved. for with the heart one believes and is justified ,and with the mouth one confess and is saved.

Ayat Hafalan:

Romans 8:30
And those whom he predestined he also called,and those whom he called he also justified,and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Guru: Yulies Tan

06/02/2020 – Review of Justification and Sanctification

Bahan Alkitab: 2 Cor 7:1; 1Cor 1:30; 1 Thess 5:23; 1Cor 6:11; Rom 15;16; 2 Thess 2:13; 1Pet 1:2

Tanggal: 06/02/2020

Kategori: sm-sore-p56

Ringkasan:

Sanctification is a lifetime process is to be set apart or make holy before God.

Ayat Hafalan:

1 Cor 6:11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

Bahan Tambahan:

Regeneration Justification Sanctification – Sandra Kurniawan.docx

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