Introduction: How many worlds does the Bible speak of? Did God reconcile all worlds or did he reconcile His world? The purpose of this lesson is to differentiate between all the worlds spoken of in the gospel, the historical books, and in the Scripture.

 

1. THE TERRESTRIAL WORLD
a) Rom 5:12
"...as by one man sin entered into the world."
b) 1 Cor 4:9
"...for we are made a spectacle unto the world"

 

2. THE WORLD OF THE VESSELS OF WRATH
a) Eph 2:2
"...according to the course of this world,"
b) 1 Cor 1:21
"...the world by wisdom knew not God,"

 

3. THE WORLD OF THE CHILDREN OF GOD
a) 2 Cor 5:19
"...reconciling the world unto himself,"
b) Gal 6:14
"...by whom the world is crucified unto me,"

 

4. REFERENCE IN THE SCRIPTURES AND HISTORICAL BOOKS
a) The Scriptures
  • Terrestrial - Psalm 50:12 "...for the world is mine,"
  • The children of disobedience - Psalm 58:3 "The wicked are estranged from the womb:"

  • The children of God - Isaiah 46:3 "...which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb."

b) The Historical Books
  • Terrestrial - Acts 17:24 "God that made the world..."
  • The children of disobedience - John 14:17 "...whom the world cannot receive,"
  • The children of God - John 17:21"...that the world may believe..."

 

EVALUATION - REVIEW FINAL NOTES
  a. God only reconciled His world (2 Cor 5:19)

  b. God perfected His world (Heb 10:14)

  c. God blessed, chose, and predestined His world (Eph 1:3-5)
 
                                               You are blessed!
 
1. The world for which Christ died and resurrected is
  a. ___ Every human being on the face of the earth.
  b. ___ Those that make a decision for Christ.
  c.___ For His world, the world of the chosen ones.
  d. ___ All of the above.

 

2. According to the lesson.....(T or F)
  a. ___ At the cross Christ reconciled the world that always belonged to Him.
  b. ___ It is not necessary to identify these three worlds.
  c. ___ The world of the chosen ones was known from before time.
  d. ___ the world of the vessels of wrath never knew God.
 

3. Mention three verses from the gospel that identify these three worlds that we have identified in the lesson...
  a. Heb 6:1, Heb 10:14, Eph 1:3
  b. Rom 5:12, 1 Cor 1:21, 2 Cor 5:19
  c. Eph 4:5, Rom 5:16, Rom 1:5
  d. 1 Cor 3:10, Phil 3:20, Col 2:10

 

WE DECLARE YOU GROWING IN GRACE !!