7. The New Humanity

INTRODUCTION

In the opening pages of the Bible, God appoints humans to rule the world on his behalf. But when they rebel, the biblical story leads us on a search for a new humanity that will be God’s faithful partners, forever. This is the plot conflict of the biblical story that leads to Jesus, and we explore it in this final and seventh episode of our Spiritual Being series.

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6. The Satan and Demons

Spiritual Beings

Theme: 6. The Satan and Demons

Summerstrand 1 September 2019 18:30

INTRODUCTION

The storyline of the Bible presents a populated spiritual world, full of creatures who are in rebellion against their Creator, just like humans. Let’s look at the video for episode six of our series to learn more about the powers of spiritual evil in the story of the Bible.

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5. The Angel of the Lord

INTRODUCTION

Just to recap. We are at session five of our series on Spiritual Beings:

  1. Spiritual Beings – introduction: we are not alone.
  2. Elohim – God is not alone.
  3. Divine Council – there is communication between God and Spiritual Beings, also between heaven and earth.
  4. Angels and Cherubim (and Seraphim) – they praise God and fulfil roles as messengers and missionaries for God.

Today we will look at a special angel, the Angel of the Lord.

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4. Angels and Cherubim

Spiritual Beings

Theme: 4. Angels and Cherubim

Summerstrand 18 August 2019 18:30

INTRODUCTION

I begin with an overview of the essence and work of angels, cherubim and seraphim. Then I will focus on Acts 12 where an angel’s exceptional involvement in the life and ministry of Peter is told, as well as the manner in which an angel killed Herod because he did not honour God.

My focus is: “And the chains fell off his hands”. This story attest to the reality of angels and the power of prayer.

VIDEO

Video on the Angels and Cherubim

Watch the video Angels and Cherubim – 58,7 MB

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3. Divine Council

Spiritual Beings

Theme: 3. Divine Council

Summerstrand 11 August 18:30

INTRODUCTION

We are not alone!

To recap

1. In the beginning God created two realms, the heavens and the earth. This is the setting for the story of the Bible.

We are more familiar with the human and earthly side of it. But there is another set of characters, the spiritual beings of the heavenly realm who also take part in this earthly story.

God is not alone!

2. One category of spiritual beings is the Elohim. They attest to the fact that we live in a god-congested universe. We focussed on two types of Elohim, the gods of the nations, and the gods of religion. And we heard that God is above those Elohim, He is the Elohim of the Elohim. As Paul says:

“For although there are many that that are called gods in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many gods and many lords) – yet for us there is One God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.” (1 Cor 8:5-6)

3. There is a fascinating group of Spiritual Beings that is called the Divine Council. Let’s look at the third of our videos on the Spiritual Beings.

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    Willem Wiid

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    Ek is opsoek na verlede Sondag (20/10/2019) se liturgie. Kry dit ongelukkig nie opgespoor nie. Kry ook nie die afkondigings nie

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    Riana Carstens

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    Dankie!!!!!! N insiggewende opbouende preek wat die “Goeie nuus” boodskàp ook bevat. Baie baie dankie.

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    Chris van Wyk

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    Hi Pieter

    Jy kan uiteraard lees wat ek self oor Romeine en Efesiërs geskryf het:

    Maar, as jy ‘n bietjie dieper wil delf, kan jy kyk na die volgende bronne:

    • Faithlife Study Bible (korter kommentaar oor die hele Bybel)
    • NET Bible (kort tekstuele kommentaar oor die hele Bybel – gratis op YouVersion se Bible app)
    • Scripture Direct (uitstekende woordverklarings oor die hele NT – gratis as app)
    • Keener, C. S. The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament (Second Edition). IVP Academic. 2014.
    • Vosloo, W., & van Rensburg, F. J. Die Bybel in Praktyk (Nuwe Vertaling). Vereeniging: Christelike Uitgewersmaatskappy. 1993
    • Van Zyl, A. H.. Die Bybel verklaar: 1983-vertaling. Kaapstad: Lux Verbi. 1993

    Dan is daar natuurlik volbloed kommentare.
    Op Romeine:

    Op Efesiërs:

    • Lincoln, Andrew T. Ephesians WBC 1990
    • Bruce, F. F. The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians NICNT
      1984
    • Foulkes, Francis Ephesians TNTC 1989
    • Stott, John R. W. The Message of Ephesians BST 1991
    • Fowl, S. E. Ephesians: A Commentary. Westminster John Knox Press 2012
    • Roberts, J. H. Die brief aan die Efesiers. N G Kerk-Uitgewers. 1990
    • William Barclay http://www.dannychesnut.com/Bible/Barclay/Galatians%20and%20Ephesians.htm