Are you being a good witness for God? Are you providing a good and accurate account of God’s Grace and Mercy? Looking at the scripture, John 1: 6 – 8; 19 – 51; the focus is on John the Baptist, as he testifies and witnesses of the coming of The Messiah. In verses 6 – 8; he states; “There was a man sent by God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light. He came only as a witness to the light.” This gives us insight into the mission of John the Baptist, concerning the coming of the Messiah. Through his testimony and witnessing; a road map has been provided as to how to be a good witness for God and to insure that your testimony is edifying God’s Grace and Mercy. The next time that you are reading this chapter of John; think about some things that you can input, improve, and express when you are witnessing and providing your testimony of God’s Grace and Mercy, in your life.
- Meaning of the name Ruth: Friendship
- Relevant Scriptures: Ruth 1:1-5, 11-19, 2:1-13, 3:1-13, 4:8-12
SCRIPTURES RELEVANT TO 11 POINTS:
Joshua 2:1-21; 6:17-25, Hebrews 11:31, James 2:25
- Rahab was a prostitute.
2. Rahab was clever and wise.
3. Rahab saw judgement coming and devised an escape for herself and her family.
- Rahab hid the two spies that Johua son of Nun secretly sent from Shittim to look over the land especially Jericho.
- Rahab recognized that the GOD the Hebrews worshiped was the true GOD of all Heaven and earth.
- Rahab hid the spies on the roof of her house.
7. Rahab requested of the spies that herself, her family and that all belonging to her be sparred once the Hebrews attacked and took hold of Jericho.
8. Rahab not only hid the spies but she also lied to the King ‘s guards and sent them in the wrong direction to search for the spies.
- By lying to the King ‘s guard Rahab provided the spies with a way out of the city without being caught.
- Joshua sparred Rahab, her family and all that was hers because she helped the spies.
- Rahab married Salmon which produce the lineage that Jesus, the Messiah, is descendant from. (Matthew 1:5)
Women of the Bible, 52 Bible Studies for Individuals and Groups, Jean E Syswerda, Zondervan, 1999.
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Lydia – A Woman of the Bible
by Lisa Jones
Our Lesson on Lydia comes from Acts 16:6-40 in our main text Women of the Bible by Jean E Syswerda. Here are some important points. These points may not directly answer the questions on pages 219-220.
- Her name signifies that she was a woman of Lydia, a region in Asia Minor.
- She was a Gentile adherent to Judaism.
- She is described as a successful businesswoman; because she was a dealer of purple cloth. Purple cloth was expensive and valuable as a sign of nobility or royalty so she was a wealthy businesswoman.
- As head of household she was either widowed or single.
- So strong was her faith, that her entire household followed her example and was baptized.
- She extended hospitality to Paul and his companions, even after their imprisonment.
- From the city of Thyatira. This small city was known for…
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