Quiet Time Advent Bible Study
Throughout the Bible we read the central theme of waiting, anticipation and desire for the “coming”; the coming of our savior and our Lord.
Coming has been celebrated as a season, called Advent, throughout church history in the weeks prior to Christmas.
TJC as a body of believers will be studying the Bible together in the four major coming themes of hope, love, joy and peace.
Join us on this journey, as we all go deeper into the word. For many Bible study is an old habit, for others it’s intimidating. Press in with us and embrace spending quality time, reading and reflecting on brief verses, and hearing from God.
Each of four weeks we will be looking at an essential verse, each day that points to Christ as our hope, our love, our joy, and our sense of peace. Each week we will introduce a new skill for you to practice and use in drawing closer to our Lord Jesus. As we celebrate his coming and await his return.
ADVENT BIBLE STUDY
Week 1: Hope
Day 2: Hope in Christ, the Prophecies of God
12 When your days are fulfilled, and you sleep with your fathers, I will set up your offspring after you, who will proceed out of your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He will build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14 I will be his father, and he will be my son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men; 15 but my loving kindness will not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before you. 16 Your house and your kingdom will be made sure forever before you. Your throne will be established forever.”’
Samuel 7:12-16 (WEB)
In Samuel 7:12-16, God gives David an image of hope and that image is none other than the promise of the coming one, the Christ of God.
The scriptures are fraught with references to the SECOND coming of Jesus Christ, messiah. It may or may not surprise you that both of those references occur in the Old Testament as often as the New Testament. The last book of the Old Testament was written 400 years before the human life of Jesus.
God started giving us the hope of a savior 1500 years (give or take) before his arrival. The hope of His return to “take us home” is just as sure as I’m sitting here on my sofa right now. Find a place to get alone with Jesus today and thank Him for “Christ in you, the HOPE of glory!” (Colossians 1:27)
QUIET TIME CHALLENGE
During this Advent, we are going to learn the Every Man a Warrior Method for Bible Study.
Today, we focus on “Major Themes that I see in this Scripture”. What are the “Major Themes” that you see in today’s Scripture reading?
Find a Quiet Place.
Pray to Jesus Christ and ask for his presence guiding you in your studies.
Re-read the Verses Above and ask yourself:
Can you complete the TJC Quiet Time Challenge? We’re challenging men to follow the Every Man a Warrior Method for Bible Study. We have a special web page where you can do your quiet times in accordance with this amazing method. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR QUIET TIME JOURNAL
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Every Man A Warrior is a discipleship Bible study that “Helps Men Succeed in Life". It helps them win the battles they fight every day. Since 2011, 50,000 men in 40 countries and in 18 languages have been impacted by the Every Man A Warrior curriculum. The Every Man A Warrior ministry joined Trans World Radio (TWR) in 2017 in order to take discipleship around the world. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EMAW and learn about how you can implement this training series in your men’s group.