Bible Promises

Several weeks ago we began a new series during our Awana Council Time… Bible Promises.  Each week we will dig deep into the treasure chest that is God’s word and pull out a Bible promise to study.  These lessons are modernized and adapted versions of a series of sermons Richard Newton taught to children in 1884.

Here is the series introduction.

The Nature of Bible Promises

Did you know the Bible is a book full of promises?

What is a promise?

A promise is when someone says they are going to do a certain thing, and they do it

For Example:

  • If your Dad say he is going to take you shopping…. And your dad takes you shopping… Your dad kept his word.  He made a promise and kept it.
  • If you Mom says she will help you with your homework… And you mom helps you with your homework…
  • If you friend says they will invite you to their party… And your friend invites you the their party….

The Bible is a book full promises

God promises thousands of blessings…

  • to certain people
  • in certain places
  • in certain times.

We are different people, in a different place, in a different time… Why should we care about the promises of God?

The promises we read in this book are for us.  God has made many many “Great and precious promises to us and for us”

  1. These promises are great in number
  2. These promises are precious and great because they all come true
  3. These promises are precious and great in their power

If God came down and spoke into your ear the promises found in this book…  Then it would easy… Easy for you to say “hey! these promises are for me.”

God hasn’t come down and whispered in our ears… But we can should feel like he has.

  • God has given us his word…
  • He has given us this book of promises…
  • And we should feel like God has made these promises to us.

If your Dad promises to give you 1 Million dollars as your inheritance when you turn 20, and when you turn 20, your dad gives you 1 Million dollars

Who does the 1 million dollars belong to?… It belongs to you.

In the exact same way…

The promises of God are our true inheritance. They are for us… in this place… at this time.

We can easily get confused and think that stuff is better. And that stuff like this…. Play-Station, XBox, TV, or money is where it’s at (this forbidden fruit in the form of empty boxes is dangling as an object lesson from the ceiling of our worship room).

And we can live our lives for this stuff.

  • Don’t do it!!
  • Satan wants you to do it
  • Satan will dangle these things in front of your face
  • Like he dangled the luscious fruit in front of Adam and Eve

Our fortune…. Our inheritance is in the promises of God

And as we dig into God’s word, Its like opening up a treasure chest and finding riches beyond belief.  The promises found in this book are our treasure.

2 Peter 1:4 says that the promises of God are “Precious and very Great.”

(Open the treasure box and pull out pre-made cards with Promises written on them)

Let me give you a taste of some of the promises we are going to be looking at in the coming weeks.

The Promise about Prayer

“Ask, and it shall be given to you.” – Matthew 7:7 – Commentary

The Promise of Blessing in Christ

“Men shall be blessed in Him.” – Psalm 72:17 – Commentary

The Promise for Help

“I will help thee” – Isaiah 41:10 – Commentary

The Promise of Finding God

“Those who Seek Me early shall find Me.”  – Proverbs 8:17 – Commentary

The Promised Blessing

“From this day will I bless you” – Haggai 2:19 – Commentary

The Promise that you will be a blessing

“And thou shall be a blessing.”  Genesis 7:2 – Commentary

The Promise that God will be your safe place

“The eternal God is they refuge”  – Deuteronomy 33:27 – Commentary

The Promise of Grace

“My grace is sufficient for thee.” 2 Corinthians 7:9 – Commentary

The Promise to the Righteous

“Say to the righteous that it will be well with him.”  Isaiah 3:10 – Commentary

The promises of God are…..?        “Great and precious promises to us”

  1. These promises are great in number
  2. These promises are precious and great because they come true
  3. These promises are precious and great in their power

 

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