From my notes, I present an edited Bible Study taught by our teacher Linda at our Church
|This is my blood and my broken body|
Our Bible Study began with taking communion, and a reading from the Bible, about Remembering Christ’s death; that his blood was shed, and his body was broken for you and me.
God was displeased with King Saul who in direct disobedience had taken it upon himself to light the sacrifice. God’s judgment was to lift the Holy Spirit from King Saul. Instead, a spirit of melancholy and jealousy troubled him. Samuel was sent to the house of Jesse, because one of his sons was to become anointed as a new king.
1 Samuel 16:1 The LORD said to Samuel, "How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over
Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of
Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king." Israel
God was pleased with David’s son Solomon who later became king, but God warned him: 1 Chronicles 28:9 "And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.
Peter reminds us that we are special. God has chosen to dwell in us and we are in Him. Jesus reminded us that He is in the Father, and the Father in Him, and He is in us; by the Holy Spirit.
1 Peter 2:9 You are God's chosen and special people. You are a group of royal priests and a holy nation. God has brought you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
As Jesus ministered on earth, many of the Religious leaders judged him. They accused Him of having a devil, and that he was preaching strange doctrine.
Jesus said in the law it is written by 2 or 3 witness’s truth will be made known.
John 8:15-19 “You judge according to the flesh; I am not judging anyone. “But even if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and the Father who sent Me. “Even in your law it has been written that the testimony of two men is true. “I am He who testifies about Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies about Me.” So they were saying to Him, “Where is Your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father; if you knew Me, you would know My Father also.”
Jesus spoke of his death, and that soon He would be leaving. The people and also his disciples did not understand and they questioned, where is he going? Why does he say in a little while?
Jesus confronted them, because he knew they wanted to kill him. The leaders denied that anyone wanted him dead, but knew in their hearts that he was speaking truth. The people claimed to be the seed of Abraham, but Jesus told them, if that were so, you would believe me, but because you do not believe, your father is the devil for he is a liar and a murderer from the beginning. They thought as long as they did not steal and murder they would be okay.
The Jewish people were attacking Jesus very being and especially His words; feeling that they justified in trying to kill Jesus. They told Jesus, you are not yet fifty years old, and how can you speak of being with Abraham? Jesus said, before Abraham was, “I AM.” Jesus was using the Old Testament name of God that was given to Moses, (tell them “I AM” has sent you.) This statement placed Jesus as God and they knew his meaning. Now they were serious about putting Him to death – saying he blasphemed.
Jesus willingly took the assignment to go to the cross and shed His blood, and his body to be broken. Upon his resurrection, Jesus became our High Priest. The Priest could not enter the Holy of Holies unless he was without sin and had been purified.
Romans 5:17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in LIFE by one, Jesus Christ.
Samuel came to anoint David to become the new King. God said, “Don’t look on the face or his height. God had rejected King Saul because of his sins. The Lord looks on the heart and chose Solomon to become the next king.
Understand that when you accept Jesus as your Lord that he creates in you a clean heart. Jesus intercedes in heaven for you that your faith will not fail.
Allow the Holy Spirit to show you how to respond when you are challenged for your faith.
Keep your heart (attitude) right and your ears ready to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit.