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Eric McLaren 02-16-20 // God Uses His People to Accomplish His Purposes on Earth; 2 Chronicles 21-23; 32

Our tendency is to look at the heroes of the Bible as spiritual giants.  But when we peal back the curtain on their lives we see that many were just ordinary people like the rest of us.  In fact, many of the heroes in scripture are relatively unknown.

in 2 Samuel 7:16, the Lord's purpose in redemptive history is made known when He promises King David that the line of David would be an eternal one.  Thus, the purpose of bringing the Saviour through the line of David is made known.

Opposed to this, we see Satan's attempts again and again to thwart God's purposes.  But God, in His wisdom, uses ordinary people to accomplish His plans on earth.  In today's lesson, we see two examples of this.

First, we will look briefly at 2 Chronicles 32:30 where we see the workers who built Hezekiah's Tunnel and the place this played in God's redemptive history.

Second, we will look at Jehoshabeath, the granddaughter to wicked King Ahab and Queen Jezebel.  Despite her upbringing, this relatively unknown woman was used by God to literally save the line of David, thus protecting the line that led ultimately to the Lord Jesus.

How will God use you for His purposes.  As you listen, may your heart and mind be opened to the ways in which God plans to use you; an ordinary person used for God's purposes and glory.

Eric McLaren 08-04-2019 // Hebrews 1:1-2 - The Bible; God’s Word?

The French existential philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre, noted that it is impossible for finite man to penetrate the infinite; it is impossible for finite man to understand an infinite God.  While this is true, Sartre did not go far enough for he missed that the infinite God can reveal Himself to finite man.

This lesson explores the ways in which God has revealed Himself to man, specifically through the Bible.  As we consider the Bible, two questions need to be answered:

  1. Is the Bible really God's Word?
  2. Is the Bible we have today a reliable copy of God's Word?