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Session 1: What is God’s Promise?. Main Passages: Genesis 12:1-3 Referenced Article: “The Living God is a Missionary God” by John Stott (pg2-8 of Chap 1) Questions to be answered: What is the difference between the command of God and the promise of God?

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Session 1 what is god s promise

Session 1: What is God’s Promise?

  • Main Passages:

    • Genesis 12:1-3

  • Referenced Article:

    • “The Living God is a Missionary God” by John Stott (pg2-8 of Chap 1)

  • Questions to be answered:

    • What is the difference between the command of God and the promise of God?

    • How does the promise of God relate to the purpose of God?

    • What is the progressive fulfillment of God’s promise?

    • What is the ultimate fulfillment of God’s promise?


God s promise reveals his purpose

God’s Promise Reveals His Purpose

  • Purpose:

    • God’s Command:

      • The command has to be fulfilled by men but we can not complete as it is intended for we are not perfect. (Romans 3:21; Isaiah 53:6)

    • God’s Promise:

      • The promise is fulfilled by God. God will complete as it is promised for He is faithful and powerful. (I’ll~)

  • God chose to fulfill His purpose through His personal and powerful promise given to mankind (Romans 1:16)


Triple blessing

Triple Blessing

  • People (Genesis 11:31; 13:14-15; 15:7)

  • Land (Genesis 15:5-6; 17:5)

  • Blessing (Genesis 12:2-3; 17:7-8)


The progressive fulfillment of god s promise

The Progressive fulfillment of God’s promise

  • It has triple fulfillments:

    • Past: Immediate historical fulfillment

    • Present: Intermediate Gospel fulfillment

    • Future: Ultimate fulfillment


I mmediate fulfillment of god s promise

Immediate Fulfillment of God’s promise

  • God promised to multiply His people

    • Abram (Genesis 17:1-7)

    • Isaac (Genesis 26:6)

    • Jacob (Genesis 32:12)

    • Hebrew slaves in Egypt (Exodus 1:7)

    • People of Israel in the time king Solomon (1 Kings 3:8)


Session 1 what is god s promise

  • God promised to bring His people blessing.

    • Abram (Genesis 12:2) – “I will bless you and make your name great. And you will be a blessing”

    • Isaac (Genesis 26:3) – “I will be with you and bless you”

    • Jacob (Genesis 31:13) - “go back to land of your fathers and I will be with you”


Session 1 what is god s promise

  • God promised to bring His people to a promised Land.

    • Abram (Genesis 12:1) -“to the land He will show”

    • Isaac (Genesis 26:3) – “I will give all these land to you and your offspring”

    • Jacob (Genesis 31:2) – “go back to land of your fathers ~”

    • Israelites while they were slaves in Egypt (Exodus 3:6; Hebrews 11:8-16, 39-40)


Intermediate fulfillment of god s promise

Intermediate fulfillment of God’s promise

  • God promised to make all people His people without any discrimination. (people)

    • By the blood of Abraham

      • Started by Abraham (Matthew 1:1 ~)

    • First for the Jews, then for the Gentiles (Romans 1;16)

    • By the faith in Jesus Christ

      • By the Gospel (Ephesians 3:6)

      • By the promise of God (Romans 9:6-8)

      • By the faith in Christ (Romans 4:9-12)


Session 1 what is god s promise

  • God promised to bring His people into the Sabbath rest, God’s rest. (Land)

    • Become heir of the world by faith (Romans 4:13)

    • Enter into the Sabbath (Hebrews 4:7-11)


Session 1 what is god s promise

  • God promised to bless all Gentiles by save them in Christ. (Salvation)

    • According to the promise to Abraham (Galatians 3:8)

    • The blessing is the salvation by the righteousness (Galatians 3:11)

    • The salvation comes by the faith in Christ (Galatians 3:14)


Ultimate fulfillment of god s promise

Ultimate fulfillment of God’s promise

  • People: Great multitudes, every tribes, people, and tongues (Revelation 7:9)

  • Land: God’s throne(revelation 7:14-15)

    • A land irrigated from the springs of living water (Revelation 7:16-17)

  • Blessing: He shelter them with His presence (Revelation 20:14-21:1-4)

    • Their wilderness days of hunger, thirst, or scorching heat are over.


God is

God is-

  • God is God of History

    • He is the Beginning and the End, Alpha and Omega (Revelation 22:13)

  • God is God of Blessing

    • He is determine to bless all the families of the earth by save them all who believe in Christ (Genesis 12:3; John 3:16)

  • God is God of Mission

    • He always keep His promise in His time (Hebrews 11:13)


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