God’s promises – key to God’s purpose

God’s promises hold out wonderful possibilities for us. They are detailed in the Old Testament, and confirmed and elaborated on in the New Testament. In fact they are described by the Apostle Peter as “great and precious. God’s promises to Abraham are described by the Apostle Paul as “the gospel”. These important comments stress their relevance for us today. God’s promises to King David of Israel were confirmed to the virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel before the birth of Jesus and they predicted a royal role for him in Jerusalem that is still future to us today.

These promises, and many others, revolve around the Lord Jesus Christ and his future kingship of God’s Kingdom on this earth. This means that they are vital to our understanding of God’s purpose. They were firmly believed in by his apostles. They involve resurrection from the dead following the return of Jesus Christ and they explain that the place of reward for faithful people will be on the earth. Consequently they are capable of building and solidifying a life-giving faith that offers an incomparable hope for your future that is described the Letter to the Hebrews (6:19) as “an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast”.

We invite you to a free Bible presentation on Sunday evening the 2nd of June at 7.00pm on the subject: God’s promises – key to God’s purpose. The venue is the Christadelphian Hall, 489 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road, corner of Boyanda Street, opposite Ham Road, Wishart.  That’s on Sunday evening the 2nd of June at 7 o’clock.

A booklet titled Your share in God’s promises can be downloaded free of charge or read online by going to either of the links below:

  • thisisyourbible.com ( LIBRARY→Doctrine→booklet title) or
  • bibleed.com (Bible Education→Booklets Online→Jesus and the Promises→booklet title).

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