Scripture Challenge for 4-5-20
What book, chapter and verse is this? ___________________
__:__Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
*Jesus died so each one of us could have life. He died in our place. Don't ever let that become something that is just routine for you. Never minimize the kind of horrid death that He died as He took our place on the cross and bore our sins. This verse makes it clear that He was cursed in our place. The full fury of God's wrath was poured out on Jesus, and for the very first time and only time the perfect fellowship between the Father and the Son was torn apart. This is the kind of King that God promised, a King that would take the punishment that we deserve so we could enjoy a life that we do not deserve. A King that would lay down His own life so that we could be rescued and redeemed from sin. He has victory through death and crushed death by rising from the grave; the grave could not contain Him!
Scripture Challenge for 3-29-20
Answer: 1 Peter 1:6-7
What book, chapter and verses does this come from? ___________________
__:__Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
__:__That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
*Listen to Proverbs 17:3; “The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth the hearts.”. To get pure silver the ore is put into a fining pot and heated and then the dross (or imperfections) is removed and the pure metal remains. God had a purpose in allowing Job to go through the furnace of affliction, He had a purpose in giving Paul a thorn in the flesh, and He had a purpose in allowing persecution to come to the early church. The early church was actually molded by that period of testing and during that time was probably the richest it has ever been spiritually. Whether, it is the entire church going through a time of testing or the individual Christian going through the test, God always uses the furnace of testing in order to develop those who are His for His use.