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Abraham

ABRAHAM

“All peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:3

“Father Abraham had many sons / Many sons had Father Abraham / I am one of them and so are you / So let’s all praise the Lord!”

These are the words of a song often sung by children in Sunday School or at Vacation Bible School. Abraham was an Old Testament believer who received a very special promise from God. Even though he and his wife Sarah were very old and well past the age of child-bearing (at least, humanly-speaking), the Lord promised to give a son to this childless couple.

It was another 25 years – when Abraham was 100 and his wife Sarah was 90 – before the Lord’s promise was fulfilled. But then it happened. Baby boy Isaac was born! How happy Abraham and Sarah were for this precious gift of life! How wonderful to be blessed according to the Lord’s wonderful promise!

This miraculous birth serves as an amazing example of God’s gracious love. But there’s more! Not only had the Lord promised Abraham a son in his old age, he also promised that the entire world would be blessed through Abraham because of his son. Isaac was the first of many descendants from Abraham, but the greatest descendant of all was the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ!

Not only did Abraham and Sarah receive a great blessing in the birth of their son, but you and I and all people have been blessed as well, just as God had promised Abraham! We’ve been blessed through that Savior who came as one of Abraham’s descendants. He was born into this world to free us from the guilt of sin. His sacrificial death gives us eternal life with God. His great resurrection from the dead has given us ultimate victory over the grave. And now from his glorious throne in heaven, he exercises his saving will over all things. Through this descendant of Abraham, all peoples on earth have been blessed!

Because of Abraham’s connection to the Savior, Christians often refer to themselves as “children of Abraham.” Through the life and death of Jesus Christ, we’ve been brought back into God’s family. Through faith in our Savior, we are God’s blessed people – just like Abraham!

To celebrate our place in God’s family, we sing with the children: “Let’s all praise the Lord!”

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Noah

NOAH

“I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.” (Genesis 6:17-19)

In the 1980’s a rock group by the name of R.E.M. sang a catchy song called, “It’s the End of the World As We Know It.”

Could you imagine Noah singing a song like this?  I don’t think so.  God told him that he was going to send a huge flood to cover the earth, but God also told him to build an ark.  The future of humanity and the animal kingdom was going to be placed in that one box.  The ark meant the hope of rescue to Noah but also the reminder of death to come.

God’s Word describes that there will be an end to this world.  Jesus predicted that he will come again in the clouds with his holy angels, but Jesus didn’t say when he will come.

Noah built a boat out of wood to save his family.  God sent Jesus to die on a piece of wood to save us from our sins.  This wood of the cross has room for much more than eight people.  The cross is an ark of God’s grace and forgiveness that has enough room for all the people of the world.  God wants us all to come aboard through faith in what Jesus did for us.

When Christians just focus on the cross and resurrection of Jesus, they don’t worry themselves about when the end is coming or try to decipher everything that happens in the world.  They don’t panic.  They don’t try to build an ark, because the “ark” has been built by Jesus’ death for the sins of the world.  They just believe in God’s promise in Christ, and they want the world to take him seriously and believe.  It is a message of hope and salvation for all to hear.

It is like the R.E.M. song goes, “It’s the end of the world as we know it” and trusting in Jesus, that’s just fine.

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Adam & Eve

ADAM & EVE

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:8-9)

“Where are you?” The LORD God called to Adam and Eve, the first man and first woman. It wasn’t because the LORD God didn’t know where they were. He knows all things. Nothing escapes his notice. Rather, he called to them so they would know where they were. He had created them sinless like him. He had created them to enjoy a relationship with him that would be their highest delight.

But they had sinned by disobeying him. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie of Satan. So they cowered in fear as they heard God approaching and foolishly tried to hide from him. They knew that because of their sin their kind and generous Father had now become their Judge.

In love, the LORD God came and called Adam and Eve so they would know where they were. Though still in Eden, they were no longer in paradise. They were now far from God, living in sin and fear and death. But he also came and called them to tell that he would rescue them and restore them to a right relationship with him. He would send the Seed of the woman, a descendant of Eve, to take away their sin, remove their fear, and restore their life with him.

In love, the LORD God still comes and calls us sinners today. Through his Word, the Holy Bible, he comes and calls us so we know where we are—far away from him in the condition of sin and shame and fear and death. But through his Word, he also tells us that he has kept his promise to send the Seed of the woman, who crushed the power of sin and Satan forever. He sent his Son, Christ Jesus, from heaven to earth, to bridge the distance between the holy God and sinful human beings and draw us back to him.

Where are you? Through Christ alone, God gives us a new answer to that old question. In Christ, God has reconciled us to himself, restoring us to a right relationship with him. In Christ, we don’t need to run from God. Rather, in Christ we not only want to—but are able to—eagerly run to the LORD God daily for the forgiveness we need, the fellowship with him we desire, and the faith that looks forward to a forever with him in paradise.

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Ruth

RUTH

“Your people will be my people and your God my God.” (Ruth 1:16)

Financial issues. Sour economy. Endless frustration just to keep food on the table. Some have to move out of their homes.

That was life in Israel about a thousand years before Jesus was born. A drought was so devastating that a family had to leave their homeland to find work and food in nearby Moab.

It seemed to go well at first. A son of the family married a woman from Moab named Ruth. It was actually a time when the grass was greener on the other side. However, within a decade Ruth’s husband, brother-in-law and father-in-law all died. Their place of rescue turned into a place of sorrow. It seemed that life had fallen apart.

Yet God was working behind the scenes. Even though famine brought hunger pangs, it was what God used to connect Ruth to her husband, his family, and to her Lord. Ruth returned with her mother-in-law to Israel after the famine had passed. God gave Ruth a new home in Bethlehem.

The Lord granted great things in that little town. Ruth now had a home, food, a husband named Boaz, and a new little boy named Obed. Her son became the grandfather of David, the greatest king of Israel and the ancestor of Jesus Christ. The Lord worked through all the little details and big difficulties to bring great blessings to his children.

Placed into a world soured by sin and brought into a family with connections to other nations, Jesus went to work sharing the good news of the saving love of God for all nations. This descendant of Ruth showed he was Lord of all with his life, death and resurrection. Jesus now gives you peace with God and a life greater than you could have ever achieved—a home with the Lord in heaven.

Even though you may have difficult times in this tough world, you have a new life with Jesus, filled with his grace and love. Like Ruth, you might not always immediately see how God works in and through your life, but God always works for the good of his family. Ruth became Jesus’ blood relative, and the blood that Jesus shed for us has made us part of his family. We will live in his home forever.

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Moses

MOSES

“He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the captives.” Isaiah 61:1

Money, bills, family, work, habits, these things and many more contribute to draining our lives dry and making us lose control.  It is difficult when life sinks into such a deep dark dungeon.  That dungeon is controlled by sin, and it seems there is no way to escape.

God’s chosen people, the Israelites, fell into that dungeon of sin and became enslaved by the Egyptians.  They needed a way out and God provided that way through Moses.  Time after time Moses approached Pharaoh, the leader of the Egyptians, telling him to let God’s people go.  Time after time Pharaoh refused.  Every time that Pharaoh refused, God sent a terrible plague on the land.

After nine plagues, Moses instructed the Israelite families to sacrifice a lamb and sprinkle its blood on the doorframes of their homes.  That night the Angel of the Lord flew over all the homes in Egypt.  The Angel of the Lord entered every home that was not sprinkled with blood from a lamb and killed the firstborn of that home.  But the Angel passed over the homes that were sprinkled with blood, and everyone inside was spared. Finally, God’s people were free to go.  Through the blood of the lambs the Israelites were saved.

We do not have to put the blood of a lamb on our doorframes to save us because Jesus is our Passover lamb. Jesus Christ came into the world to save us from our lives as prisoners to sin.  Jesus gave his own life on the cross to take our place.  Now through his blood we are saved.  He sacrificed himself once to pay for the sins of all people.  Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection we are free at last and do not have to fear death.

Jesus’ victory has won for us an eternal freedom in heaven.  Jesus’ rising from the dead on that first Easter morning secured the eternal resting place for us.  Now the troubles and tangles of life no longer have their stranglehold on us.  Jesus has removed all of our sins and has established a peaceful resting place for us in heaven.  We are free because Jesus is our living Savior!

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David

DAVID

Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. (2 Timothy 2:8)

Assumptions and expectations…we hold to them all the time.  We make assumptions about people based on how they look or what they wear.  We have expectations about life and the way it should be. From experience, we also know that assumptions and expectations can often be wrong.

When the people of Israel asked God to give them a king long ago, they made assumptions about what their king should be like.  Their king should be strong and mighty in battle. He should command the respect of nations with his mere presence.  But God’s pick for king fit a different mold.  The king he chose for his people was a humble shepherd from the Bethlehem countryside.  His name was David, the youngest of eight sons.  He was a young man whom no one thought would be king.

But king he was, defeating the mightiest of enemies in Goliath, building Israel into a mighty nation, and restoring the people’s hope and faith in God.  By God’s grace and guidance, David ruled as the great shepherd-king of Israel, proof that assumptions and expectations are often incorrect.

As great as King David was, he was merely a shadow of another shepherd-king that came to fight man’s greatest enemies.  Centuries after David rose from his humble Bethlehem roots, another king came from humble roots.  Born in a Bethlehem barn, God’s promised Savior did not appear as people expected.  The Bible tells us, “He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.” (Isaiah 53:2)  This shepherd-king did not meet expectations and he was rejected.

However, his rejection was part of God’s plan.  It was through humble service that Christ’s kingdom was established.  “For the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).  Jesus’ service led him to an ugly cross, an unexpected place for a king to be found.  But it was on the cross that Jesus won the victory against the devil by paying the price for our sins.  His return to life sealed the victory over death and in heaven he rules as King of Kings for all of eternity.

And for those who believe, Jesus will continue to exceed expectations.  His heavenly kingdom will be like nothing we could ever imagine.

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Solomon

SOLOMON

For centuries God ruled the Israelis directly, governing them through his prophets and judges.  When the Israelis tired of this arrangement, they demanded a king, like their  neighbors. Solomon was the third of these kings.

His two predecessors, Saul and David, were men of humble background.  Solomon grew up in his father David’s palace and became comfortable with having the fine things of life. It was a trait that showed itself throughout his forty-year kingship.

In his early years Solomon made a commendable choice.  While he was sacrificing in Gibeon, where the Tabernacle was located at this time, God came to Solomon in a dream and offered him whatever he wished. Humbly Solomon asked for wisdom so as to rule his people properly.  It was a wish God fulfilled in abundant measure.  Solomon became known as the wisest man of his time. His wisdom was sought out even by the queen of Sheba. It is wisdom we can still profit from today by reading his book of Proverbs.

Solomon was a son of the well-known Bathsheba. The son she bore David was likely his youngest son.  Hence there was some tension from siblings when David chose him as his successor, but in general Solomon’s career matched his name, which means “peaceful.”

Solomon was not a man of war but rather an organizer and consolidator of what his father had won by force.  His crowning achievement unquestionably was his building program.  David had stockpiled vast quantities of precious metal and building supplies for the construction of an elaborate Temple to house the Ark of the Covenant.  Solomon built the Temple in Jerusalem over the course of seven years. Nor did Solomon shortchange himself.  He erected a royal palace that was thirteen years in building!  But as we shall see, there was another reason for so large a palace.

Solomon reorganized his kingdom into twelve administrative districts, changing the traditional tribal borders.  Each district was made responsible for supplying the royal needs for one month of the year.  So burdensome were these requirements that there was wholesale complaint of over-taxation.  Fortunately for Solomon, the crisis did not happen in his administration.  His son Rehoboam was not so lucky.  His insensitivity to the people’s pain led to the break-up of the kingdom and the permanent loss of the ten northern tribes.

Another weakness of Solomon’s reign was his seriously flawed family life. Eventually he accumulated a harem of 700 wives and 300 concubines (hence the need for the large royal palace). Granted, many of these were political marriages, but they took their toll on Solomon. He not only allowed his wives to keep their heathen religion, but even built worship places for them and himself became ensnared by these false religions.

As the Lord clearly indicated to the aging monarch, his unfaithfulness would be a contributing factor to losing the northern ten tribes.  And yet, true to his promise, the LORD allowed this flawed son of David to be an ancestor to the true Son of David, Jesus Christ.

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Elijah

ELIJAH

Elijah was one of the greatest prophets of the Old Testament.  A prophet not only foretold the future, but gave important instruction regarding God’s plan of salvation.  That plan centered on the LORD’s promise of a coming Savior, Jesus Christ.

Elijah lived at the time of wicked king Ahab, ruler over the ten northern tribes of Israel.  Under the influence of his heathen wife, Jezebel, this king gave up his faith in a coming Savior and turned to the worship of Baal.

Baal was a Phoenician nature-god, specifically a rain-god, to whom people looked for food and fertility.  To counter this false god the LORD sent Elijah to tell Ahab that it would not rain until he (Elijah) called for it.

In the ensuing drought God sustained Elijah by sending ravens to bring him food at the brook Kerith.  When the brook dried up, the LORD miraculously multiplied a widow’s supply of flour and oil to support her family and the prophet.

After three years the LORD sent Elijah to challenge the 400 priests of Baal to a test at Mount Carmel.  Both he and the priests would put a sacrificial bull on the wood of an altar without fire under it.  Both would call on their God to send fire. The Baal worshippers implored their god without success.  Elijah three times drenched his sacrifice with water and called on the LORD, who consumed not only the sacrifice but even the altar.  At the Lord’s command the prophets of Baal were summarily put to death.

As proof that the LORD and not Baal was the true controller of nature, the LORD answered Elijah’s prayer by sending a torrential downpour.  Meanwhile at the royal palace, Queen Jezebel, enraged by the death of her priests and by having her false god Baal outdone by the LORD, vowed to kill Elijah.

Now we see even great Elijah showing some human failing.  He fled the country, going far south to the Sinai Peninsula. There Elijah complained, “I’ve been very zealous for you, LORD, but I’m the only one left who’s faithful to you, and now they want to kill me too.”  Hunkered down in his cave, Elijah wanted to see some powerful display from the LORD. Successively there passed by a mighty wind, an earthquake, and a great fire, but the LORD wasn’t in any of these.  Then there came a gentle whisper that informed Elijah  there were still 7,000 believers in Israel whom he should go back to serve. How often don’t we too look for something dramatic and overlook the gentle but powerful whisper of God’s Word in Scripture!

Elijah did go back to Israel and served fearlessly and effectively.  Eventually he received the great distinction, shared only with Enoch, of being taken to heaven without dying.

Elijah reappears once in the New Testament.  He and Moses joined Jesus at the Transfiguration, where they talked about the upcoming suffering and death of the Savior – all of which Elijah had proclaimed already so many years earlier.  So the New Testament isn’t really new.  Rather, it’s the fulfillment of the Old.

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Isaiah

ISAIAH

The glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it.  For the mouth of the Lord has spoken. (Isaiah 40:5)

There are now about four months left until Christmas.  How would you feel if someone gave away a secret and told you now what gift you will get in December?

Someone gave away the secret of the very first Christmas gift.  Over 700 years before Jesus Christ was born, the prophet Isaiah (among others) told God’s people that Jesus was coming.  Most of what we know about Jesus comes from those first four books of the New Testament which we call the gospels—the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  But the Old Testament book of Isaiah foretold the work of Christ so clearly that some have called Isaiah the gospel writer of the Old Testament.

The word gospel means good news.  And there’s so much good news for us in the message God spoke through Isaiah!  Take a look at some of the surprises that God gave away through Isaiah’s pen:

Isaiah 7:14 tells us, “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”  This prophecy was fulfilled on Christmas when the virgin Mary bore her son Jesus in Bethlehem.  Jesus was called “Immanuel”—a name that tells us who he is—God with us.  It was God himself who came into the world as a human being that first Christmas.

Isaiah gives away another secret in chapter 9:  “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given…And he will be called…Prince of Peace.”  This God in human flesh came into this world to make peace—peace between us and our holy God against whom we have sinned and whose punishment we have earned.

How did Jesus make this peace?  Again Isaiah gives away the secret.  In Isaiah 53:5 the prophet looks ahead in time to the day when Jesus Christ would be nailed to a cross and he said, “He [Jesus] was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.”

You have peace with God through Jesus Christ, who lived a perfect life, died for your sins and rose from death.  Through Christ you are God’s child and heaven is yours as a free gift!  That’s the gospel.  That’s good news!

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Mary

MARY

Mary was like everyone else.  There was nothing that would indicate her as being special in the eyes of the people at the time.  Mary started out as any human being.  She came from the tribe of Judah and more specifically, the royal family of David.  She lived an ordinary life in the city of Nazareth, which is in northern Israel.  To a regular person on the street, Mary would have seemed like just an ordinary face in the crowd.

Yes, there seemed like there was nothing extraordinary about Mary.  But she was special to the heavenly Father.  The Father chose Mary to play a unique role in completing his promise to send the world a Savior.  She was to be the mother of his Son Jesus.

Why was Mary chosen by God for this very special role? Was it because Mary was born without sin and never did anything wrong in the eyes of God?  No, the Scriptures never say that Mary was without sin.  Mary, being true human, was like everyone else in that she “had fallen short of the glory of God.”   However, Mary had faith in the promises of God.  She trusted that God would someday send the Savior as promised.  Mary found favor in God’s eyes because she believed he would someday send the Savior to bring forgiveness.

That is exactly what God gave the world through Mary.  God promised that the Savior would come from the family of David.  Mary, who was from the line of David, was chosen to be the mother of God’s Son.  The angel Gabriel brought the news to Mary.  Even though she was a virgin, she would become pregnant through the miraculous working of the Spirit.

This miraculous conception meant the world was given the Savior it needed.  Jesus, Mary’s Son, is the true human needed to live a perfect life and give that life in payment for the sins of the world.  At the same time Jesus, being God’s Son, was able to make the sacrifice needed to count for the sins of the whole world.

It is this sacrifice that brought both pain and blessing to Mary.  Mary experienced the horror that every parent dreads.  She witnessed the death of her child.  It was a cruel death that He was given.  He was tortured, ridiculed and killed before her eyes at the foot of the cross.  Yet it was all done for her blessing and ours as well.  For by Jesus’ death her sins and the sins of the world were paid.  And the following Sunday morning, Jesus rose from the dead.  How Mary’s heart must have sung for joy!  Her Son died to take away the sins of the world and rose to assure us that we have forgiveness of all our sins and the gift of eternal life. On the day her Son Jesus rose, she must have felt the same joy she did when the angel Gabriel announced Jesus’ birth to her.  She must have sung the same song of praise she did when she visited her cousin Elizabeth. She sang:

“My soul glorifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
for the Mighty One has done great things for me–
holy is his name.
His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.”  (Luke 1:46-50)

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