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1.2 God’s Redemptive Plan

September 11, 2021 • Genesis 3:14–15

The map of deliverance spans all of recorded history and beyond, even to the foundation of the earth. Jesus was “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8). His love still reaches for all humanity: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). What was lost in the Garden of Eden was restored at the cross. The Tree of Life was transplanted from the Garden to Golgotha. Through the sacrifice of the Lamb of God, we have the promise of eternal life. John the Baptist proclaimed Jesus to be “the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29), and His death, burial, and resurrection provided salvation and the opportunity to be restored to the life lost in the Garden. We find hope in God’s redemptive plan and receive forgiveness for sins. Group Discussion 1. Have you ever tried to imagine what it would have been like to live before there was any sin? What would a perfect world look like? 2. What are some wrong choices you have made in life? As you look back at those mistakes, what is your reaction? 3. Why would people choose the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil over the Tree of Life? 4. Have you seen situations where something obviously wrong was twisted into something to celebrate? How does a new spin make the evil acceptable for some people? 5. How do we experience the gospel today? In what ways does it change our lives? My Prayer for the Upcoming Week How do you want to be different because of what you have experienced today?

HE WHO SITS ON THE THRONE - 02JAN22

January 2, 2022 • L.J. Harry - PPH • Revelation 22:1–3

LESSON BIG IDEA I will worship the one God who sits on the throne. FOCUS VERSES Revelation 22:1–3 1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him. LESSON TEXT Revelation 21:1–5, 9–13, 21–27; 22:1–5 TRUTH ABOUT GOD Throughout Revelation, God and the Lamb are identified as one and the same.

I AM - 26DEC21

December 26, 2021 • L.J. Harry - PPH • John 8:58

LESSON BIG IDEA I will call on the name of Jesus, recognizing I am calling on the one God of the Bible. FOCUS VERSES John 8:58- Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. LESSON TEXT John 8:39–59 TRUTH ABOUT GOD The Lord revealed Himself to Moses and to the first- century Jews as I AM.

REJOICING WITH GREAT JOY - 19DEC21

December 19, 2021 • L.J. Harry - PPH • Luke 2:10–11

LESSON BIG IDEA I will embrace the joy Jesus gives because He was born to be my Savior. FOCUS VERSES Luke 2:10–11 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. LESSON TEXT Matthew 2:7–12; Luke 2:1–20 TRUTH ABOUT GOD God manifested Himself in flesh to save us from our sins.