We continue our review of POA's LOGOS series this week as Brother Larry and Pastor Anthony wrap up the Old Testament and position us towards the New Testament. Find out what was discussed and how it can help you below.
Lesson 5: Memorials
As our title suggests, the focus of this week's LOGOS lesson was on memorials and their importance in our lives and relationship with God. As Pastor and Brother Larry went from the end of Moses' leadership of Israel through the end of the old testament, the idea of memorials kept coming up.
Brother Larry pointed out that Deuteronomy was itself a memorial for the children of Israel. Everything written in the 5th book of the Bible was a recap of what Israel had experienced since their deliverance. This book of reminders was meant, as Brother Larry said, "to remind Israel of what God had done in the past so they would have confidence to do what God asked in the future." Throughout the rest of the lesson, both Brother Larry and Pastor Anthony showed where people who succeeded had memorials they could point to when they needed something to drive them forward. Samuel had his mother to remind him of what God could do through the power of prayer. David had the example of himself and Saul to show what happened when we are/aren't obedient to God's will. Daniel had the prophecies of Jeremiah to comfort him knowing God had a plan to restore and return Israel to Jerusalem.
We must find memorials in our lives if we wish to be successful moving forward. The devil is going to throw everything he can at us to defeat us. Having a consistent relationship with God is key and memorials for what God has done for us is a part of that relationship. Think back to some of the things God has done for you. What has He done to deliver you? What miracles and healing has been performed in your life? Think on those things and find a way to create a memorial that you can look to that reminds you of what God has done for you and from where He has brought you.
Quotes and Notes:
Brother Larry pointed out that when they crossed the River Jordan, nobody present aside from probably Joshua and Caleb had seen the Red Sea parted. Pastor piggybacked on that comment and shared that God is always looking to inspire each generation.
The other focus of the study was on how the devil will try to tempt us however he could. Brother Larry showed how Samson was unbeatable on the battlefield, but one woman brought him down. Saul was done in by his own pride, ans Solomon was turned away by the wickedness of his wives.
Pastor showed how that while not perfect, David knew how to repent and that was the difference between he and Saul. Brother Larry jumped in on this one to show the examples of how Saul made up excuses for his sins while David owned up to them.
It really stuck out this week how well Pastor Anthony and Brother Larry work together. They are highly effective in playing off each others comments to create a fluid and natural conversation that is instructive and inviting.
We hope you enjoyed this week's review of LOGOS. If you missed watching the lesson, you can watch it here. There's also a handout you can download on the same page. Email us your thoughts on the lesson. We look forward to hearing from you and further sharing our thoughts on LOGOS.
LOGOS: A Bible Study Experience Lesson 5
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