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Memorize a movie

What are some of your fav shows/movies?
Anyone like to quote?
I love Lord of the Rings
Can quote a bunch
If someone starts quoting a show, or even someone, what do you assume about them?
Choppy movie?
Favorite stories out there?
Key components missing skews the story!
Writers of the NT passionately and carefully included OT refs so the story wouldn’t be messed up!

OT used in the NT

Open up your Bible to the NT, the book of Hebrews
[Show example of quote]
For a pat on the back and personal pride, who can find the most quotations in 1 minute?
30 total
[Conclude section]
We’ve been studying Romans. TONS of quotations in there too.
Theologian: Nearly every verse has a quotation or an OT allusion
If the NT were a person, how would it feel about the OT?
What are some of the common objections that people say about the OT?


Sometimes we misunderstand the OT
Did the OT believe in works-based salvation?
Romans 1:17 ESV
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
Jews had rules to be in community
Christians have rules in community
Doesn’t mean legalism
Did the OT teach that God is angry and destructive and Jesus is loving?
Story of Zuber debating liberal -> Jesus = fluffy
Zephaniah 3:17 ESV
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
Jesus quotes when he says to love your neighbor as yourself, and when saying we should love God
Group Break!

After Group

Hebrews 1 ESV
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”? Or again, “I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son”? And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.” Of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire.” But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.” And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment, like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end.” And to which of the angels has he ever said, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”? Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?
What’s so different from the OT to the NT?
2 Timothy 3:16–17 ESV
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Word not broken into two sections of value, but two time periods of God communicating
Same God, different people and different times with a different plan, same love
The Mosaic covenant became obsolete, New Covenant enacted
Memorizing is tough
Most natural way is to find what your soul needs
Psalm 27:10 ESV
For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.
Psalm 73:26 ESV
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalm 2:10 ESV
Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Psalm 73:10 ESV
Therefore his people turn back to them, and find no fault in them.
Matthew 11:28–30 ESV
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
What will you be quoting in your life?
Come ask Brian, myself, or another leader if you need help finding a verse to meditate on.
What about the ritualistic and dietary restrictions?
Surprisingly, those aren’t really quoted, nor are they imposed on people
Still the Word of God, but how do we apply it?
Next week

Questions for Group

What’s your favorite show or movie that you can quote?
What are some of the common objections that people say about the Old Testament in comparison to the New Testament?
Look at Hebrews chapter 1. What theological truths would be missing about Jesus, God the Father, angels, and mankind?
What are some of the common objections that people say about the Old Testament in comparison to the New Testament?
How different is Christianity from Judaism in the Bible? What about today?
Why do you think that Christianity depended on the Old Testament so much if Christianity was becoming a separate religion/faith system?
If someone were to ask why you believe Jesus is God, would you be able to quote Scripture from any part of the Bible? What about for salvation or God’s love?
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