12. The Law of God


Ps. 111:7,8 – God’s commandments are heaven’s eternal code of conduct which stands fast forever.
[7] The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
[8] They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

Rom. 3:20 – God’s law leads us to see our guilt and drives us to Jesus.
[20] Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Ps. 19:7 – God’s law is an agency leading us to conversion.
[7] The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Ps. 19:11 – In keeping His commandments, there is a great reward.
[11] Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Rom. 6:14 – We are not “under the law” as a means of salvation.  Salvation comes totally and always by grace. (Eph. 2:8)
[14] For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

Eph. 2:8
[8] For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Rom. 6:15 – Although we are not under the law, this does not give us liberty to break God’s law.
[15] What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

1 Jn. 3:4  - Sin is defined as breaking God’s law.
[4] Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

Isa. 59:1, 2 – Sin or breaking God’s law leads to separation from God and eternal death.  (Rom. 6:23)
[1] Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
[2] But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Rom. 6:23
[23] For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Rom. 3:28-31 – When we are saved by faith we desire to keep God’s law.   (Heb. 10:7; John 8:29)
[28] Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
[29] Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
[30] Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
[31] Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

Heb. 10:7
[7] Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.  

Jn. 8:29
[29] And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

Jn. 14:15  - Love always leads to obedience.  Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commandments.”
[15] If ye love me, keep my commandments.

1 Jn. 2:4, 5 – He that keepeth not His commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him.
[4] He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
[5] But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

Heb. 8:10 – In the new covenant, Jesus writes His law in our hearts.
[10] For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

Ps. 40:8 – He places within our hearts the desire to do His will.
[8] I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

Rev. 14:12 – God’s last day people keep His commandments through faith.
[12] Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Rev. 12:17 – His remnant, like the faithful through the ages, keep His law.
[17] And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

BIBLE BIKER STUDY LESSONS 8-14

10. The Second Coming (Signs)


Matt. 24:3 - Jesus disciples ask “What shall be the sign of your coming and the end of the world.”
[3] And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

Matt. 24:4, 5, 11,24 - False religious teachers.
 [4] And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
[5] For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
[11] And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
[24] For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Matt. 24:6, 7 - Wars and rumors of war.
[6] And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
[7] For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

Rev. 11:18 - When the nations are angry, Christ will ultimately destroy those who destroy the earth.
[18] And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

Lk. 21:26 - Men’s hearts failing with fear.
[26] Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

1 Thess. 5:2, 3 - Peace talks.
[2] For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
[3] For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Matt. 24:7 - Natural disasters (earthquakes, famines, pestilence).
[7] For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

Matt. 24:12 - Rising crime and violence, iniquity.
[12] And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

2 Tim. 3:1-4 - Perilous times, moral decadence. 
[1] This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
[2] For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
[3] Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
[4] Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

Matt. 24:37-39 - Intemperate, morally corrupt.
[37] But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
[38] For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
[39] And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Jas. 5:1-5 - Economic difficulties.
[1] Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
[2] Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
[3] Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
[4] Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
[5] Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

Lk. 21: 34 - Overwhelmed by cares of this life .
[34] And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

Matt. 24:14 - Gospel preached to all the world.  (see also Rev. 14:6,7) 
[14] And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

 Rev. 14:6,7
[6] And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
[7] Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

2 Peter 3:8-10 - God chooses to save all.
[8] But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
[9] The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
[10] But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Matt. 24:48 - The evil servant says “My Lord delays His Coming.”
[48] But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

Matt. 24:42-44 - God’s counsel is “Be ready.”
[42] Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
[43] But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
[44] Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

9. The Second Coming (Manner)


Jn. 14:1-3 - Jesus promised He would return.
[1] Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
[2] In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
[3] And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Acts 1:9-11 - Angels confirmed His promise and testified to its truthfulness.
[9] And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
[10] And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
[11] Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Jude 14 - Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of our Lord’s return.
[14] And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

Ps. 50:3 - David declares “Our Lord shall come.”  There are over 1500 prophecies of Jesus’ Second Coming recorded in the Bible.  For every prophecy of His first coming mentioned in the Old Testament, there are eight predicting His Second Coming.  The return of our Lord is mentioned once in every five verses in the New Testament.
[3] Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

Rev. 1:7 - When Jesus returns every eye shall see Him.
[7] Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Matt. 24:27 - His return shall be like lightning flashing across the sky.
[27] For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

1 Thess. 4:16,17 - It will be an audible event.  The righteous dead will be resurrected and along with the righteous living caught up in the sky.
[16] For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
[17] Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

1 Cor. 15:51-54 - God will clothe His people with immortality.
[51] Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
[52] In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
[53] For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
[54] So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

Matt. 16:27 - His return shall be a glorious event.  He comes with His reward.
[27] For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

Rev. 6:14-17 - The unrighteous wicked fear His coming and cry for the rocks to fall upon them.
[14] And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
[15] And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
[16] And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
[17] For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Matt. 13:37-43 - The evil are purged out of His kingdom by fire and the righteous saved through all eternity.
[37] He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
[38] The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
[39] The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
[40] As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
[41] The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
[42] And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
[43] Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Isa. 25:9 - The righteous are delighted to see Him come.  They joyfully exclaim “Lo, this is our God…”
[9] And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Rev. 19:11-16 - As King of Kings leading the armies of heaven, He returns as triumphant Lord.
[11] And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
[12] His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
[13] And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
[14] And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
[15] And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
[16] And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Titus 2:13 - His coming is called the “Blessed Hope” of a lost mankind.
[13] Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

Rev. 22:11, 12; 17-20 - Jesus’ final invitation to prepare for His soon return.
[11] He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
[12] And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.[17] And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
[18] For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
[19] And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
[20] He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Let's ride! 

Head for page 4! 

Take it through the gears
The motor growls mightily
The flight of acceleration
The feeling of being free 


Cruising on a mountain ridge
A hundred miles I see
The beauty of God's creation
Suddenly, the Eagle is me! 


Fly like an eagle!
Soar on the wind!
Over the mountains
Glide around the bend
Fly like an eagle!

BRUCE HAMILTON


On Friday February 13, 2009 I officiated at the Funeral of Bruce "Dog Bite" Hamilton. Bruce was 52 years old and he was loved by the Biker Community. Bruce was from Newark Ohio. These are the pictures people sent me from the funeral and graveside services. We pray that God will comfort Sharon Clark and the rest of their family in this hour of need. 

13. The Sabbath


Rev. 14:6, 7 - God’s final message to mankind is a call to worship the Creator.
[6] And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
[7] Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

Rev. 4:11 – The basis of all worship is the fact that God created us.
[11] Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Eph. 3:9 – Since Jesus was the active agent in creation, Revelation’s final call to worship the Creator is a call to give honor to Jesus.
[9] And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Ex. 20:8-11 -  We worship Him as the Creator by keeping His Sabbath.
[8] Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
[9] Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
[10] But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
[11] For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Gen. 2:1-3 – The Sabbath was set apart at creation.  God rested upon the seventh day, blessed the seventh day and hallowed it.
[1] Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
[2] And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
[3] And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

Mk. 2:27, 28 – The Sabbath was given to the human race 2300 years before the existence of the Jews as a memorial for all mankind.
[27] And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
[28] Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Ezek. 20:12, 20 – The Sabbath was established for all mankind as a sign between God and His people.
[12] Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.
[20] And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.

Lk. 4:16 – Jesus was a faithful Sabbath keeper.
[16] And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

Matt. 24:20 – Jesus predicted the Sabbath would be kept in 70 A.D. at the destruction of Jerusalem over 35 years after His death.
[20] But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

Acts 13:42-44 – Paul both kept the Sabbath himself and met to worship God with the whole city, Jews and Gentiles alike.
[42] And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.
[43] Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
[44] And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.

Acts 16:13 – In Philippi, Paul met privately with a group of believers in a country setting, since there was no established Christian church.
[13] And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.

Rev. 1:10 – The Lord still has a special day at the end of the first century.  Rev. 1:10 does not clearly reveal which day is the Lord’s day, but Matt. 12:8, Mk. 2:27,28, and Lk. 6:5 do.
[10] I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

Matt. 12:8
[8] For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

Mk. 2:27,28
[27] And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
[28] Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Lk. 6:5
[5] And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Matt. 12:8 – The Son of Man is Lord also of the Sabbath.  If the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath, the Sabbath must be the Lord’s day.
[8] For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

Lk. 23:54-56; 24:1 – This passage lists three days in succession.  The day Christ died – the preparation – Friday.  The day Jesus rested in the tomb – Sabbath – Saturday.  The day Jesus resurrected – the first day – Sunday.  The Sabbath is clearly Saturday, the seventh day of the week.
[54] And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
[55] And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.
[56] And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

Lk. 24:1 – 
[1] Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

Heb. 13:8 – Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.
[8] Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Isa. 66:22, 23 – In the new heavens and new earth we shall keep Sabbath each week.
[22] For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
[23] And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.

WAYNE OLSEN


On October 12, 2009 I officiated at Wayne Olsens Funeral service. I took several pictures of the funeral and at the graveside. Sadly, I lost my cell phone that weekend and have never recovered it and the pictures I took. Let me simply say that Wayne was a wonderful husband and father and that his family will miss him dearly. Our hearts go out to them as they grieve their loss. Wayne was very active in our local Pataskala HOG chapter. I also had his wife Roses' funeral. Rose founded the Ladies of Harley Group. They both gave of themselves to help others and they will be dearly missed. The Rose Olsen Toy Run is an annual even for the benefit of local children.

14. The Sabbath II


Ex. 31:17, 18 – The Sabbath is a sign between God and His people forever. 
[17] It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
[18] And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
 
Ezek. 20:12 – The Sabbath is a symbol of sanctification. 
[12] Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.
 
Heb. 4:4-6, 9 – The Sabbath symbolizes our rest in Jesus trusting Him for our salvation. 
[4] For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
[5] And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
[6] Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
[9] There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
 
Lk. 23:56 – Jesus’ closest followers would not embalm His body on the Sabbath.  Certainly the Sabbath was not nailed to the cross for His followers kept it after He died. 
[56] And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
 
Lk. 24:1 – The disciples visit the tomb to embalm His body on the first day. 
[1] Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
 
Matt. 28:1 – The women come to the tomb on the first day. 
[1] In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
 
Mk. 16:2 – The women come to the tomb on the first day. 
[2] And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
 
Mk. 16:9 – Now Jesus was risen the first day. 
[9] Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
 
Jn. 20:1 – Mary visits the tomb while it is yet dark.  (Note – the above texts certainly cannot possibly indicate any sacred attachment by the early believers to Sunday since they did not even know at that point that Jesus had risen). 
[1] The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
 
Rom 6:3-5 – The symbol of the resurrection is baptism by immersion, not Sunday worship. 
[3] Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
[4] Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
[5] For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
 
Acts 20:7 – In the Saturday night meeting (see the New English Bible) occurring on the dark part of the first day of the week, Paul preaches until midnight.  The next day, Sunday, he travels by foot to Troas, then takes a boat too.  Certainly, Paul did not sanctify Sunday. 
[7] And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
 
Jn. 20:19 – The disciples assemble on the first day of the week not to worship, but because they are afraid of Jews. 
[19] Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
 
1 Cor. 16:2 – “By Him” implies by Himself at home.  The original language refers to a settling of accounts.  The Sabbath has past.  It’s the first day - a good time at home to finalize bills, settle accounts and set aside an offering for the Lord’s work. 
[2] Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
 
Gen. 2:1-3 – God blessed the Seventh-day Sabbath at creation. 
[1] Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
[2] And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
[3] And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
 
Rom. 13:10 – I Our love for God leads us as obedient servants to fulfill or keep the law. 
[10] Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
 
Matt. 5:17 – Jesus did not come to destroy but to fulfill the law. 
[17] Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 
Rom. 8:4 – When we come to Him, through His spirit He enables us to keep the law. 
[4] That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
 


Bible Biker Study Lessons 15-21

Letter From Father


The words you are about to read are true. They will change your life if you let them. For they come from the heart of God. God loves you. And He is the Father you have been looking for all your life. This is His Love Letter to you!

My Child,

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1 I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2


I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-30 For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27
In me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28 I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5 I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12 You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Ps. 139:15-16

 
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26 You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13 And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6 I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. John 8:41-44 I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. I John 4:16 And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 

 
I John 3:1 Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. I John 3:7

I offer you more than you’re earthly father ever could. Matthew 7:11 For I am the perfect Father. Matthew 5:48 Every good gift you receive comes from my hand. James 1:17 For I am your provider and I meet your needs. Matthew 6:31-33 My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3


 
My thoughts toward you are as countless as the sand on the seashore. Ps.139: 17-18 And I rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 I will never stop doing good to you. Jeremiah 32:40 For you are my treasured possession. Exodus 19:5 I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. Jeremiah 32:41
And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3



If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29 Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 For it is I who gave you those desires. Philippians 2:13 I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20 For I am your greatest encourager. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles.

 

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18 As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart.


Isaiah 40:11 One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4
And I will take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Rev.21:3-4 I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. John 17:23 For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.   John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being. Hebrews 1:3 And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. I John 4:10 I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32 If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me.

 
I John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Romans 8:38-29 Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7 I have always been Father, and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is.... Will you be my child?   John 1:12-13 I am waiting for you.   Luke 15:11-32

Love, your Father,

Almighty God

11. Judgment


Rev. 14:6,7 - God’s final message to mankind pictures judgment.
[6] And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
[7] Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

Rev. 22:12 - Since Jesus comes to give out His rewards, there must be a judgment before He comes to determine who receives what reward, when He comes.
[12] And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Matt. 12:36 -  Jesus pictured the judgment as future.
[36] But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Acts 24:25 - Paul reasons with Felix of judgment to come.
[25] And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

Dan. 7:9, 10 - Daniel saw the sitting of the Supreme Court of the Universe and the opening of the judgment.
[9] I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
[10] A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

Eccl. 12:13, 14 - God will bring every secret thing into judgment.
[13] Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
[14] For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Heb. 4:13 - All things are open unto God.
[13] Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

2 Cor. 5:10 -  We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ.
[10] For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Rom. 14:12 -  Everyone of us must give account of himself to God.
[12] So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

Ps. 87:6 – In the judgment the Lord considers where we were born.
[6] The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.

Jer. 2:22 – All of our iniquities (sins) are marked before God.
[22] For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD.

Mal. 3:16 – All of our righteous acts prompted by unselfish motives, accomplished through the grace of Christ, are recorded before God.
[16] Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

Rev. 20:12 – The basis of judgment is the record of our lives revealed in heaven’s record.
[12] And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Acts 3:19 – If we turn from sin in repentance, our sins will be blotted out of God’s record in the final judgment.
[19] Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

Rev. 3:5 – If we continue in sin, failing to overcome, openly rebelling against God, our names are blotted out of God’s record.
[5] He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Rom. 8:1 – the only way to overcome the condemnation of judgment is through Jesus.
[1] There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Heb. 7:24,25 – Our heavenly high Priest is able to save to the uttermost all who come to God through Him.
[24] But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
[25] Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Jn. 14:26 – The Holy6 Spirit is God’s teacher.
[26] But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Matt. 12:31, 32 – To reject the convicting, converting, instructing power of the Holy Spirit continually is to commit the unpardonable sin.
[31] Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
[32] And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

The Arctic Circle in June is not too cold! It's hot and mesquito infested! We broke down about 2 hours after this picture was taken in the Arctic Wilderness about a hundred miles North of Fairbanks. We met two Athabascan Indian Ladies who were kind enough to lgive us a ride. God's Spirit opened their hearts and I was able to tell them about Jesus and they asked him to come into their hearts. Their mother had died and they were praying for someone to come and tell them where she was. God is so Good!

Debbie and I have ridden a long way to get to this state line! In 11,000 miles she never complained and enjoyed every minute of it ! But don't take my word for it, ask her yourself! She really enjoyed all the animals we saw in our Alaskan Adventure.


Here are a few examples!

Fly Like an Eagle
by Tom Hughes


Crank up the Harley
Hear the engine roar
Roll on the throttle
Rev-up the big bore!


Wind blows through your hair
Sunshine bathes your soul
Mountains pass before you
Exhilaration, power and control 

8. Europe's Future Revealed


Dan. 2:1 - Nebuchadnezzer dreams a dream which He cannot remember.
[1] And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him.

Dan. 2:2-11 - The King’s wise men were unable to either recall or explain the dream.
[2] Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.
[3] And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.
[4] Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation.
[5] The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.
[6] But if ye shew the dream, and the interpretation thereof, ye shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour: therefore shew me the dream, and the interpretation thereof.
[7] They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation of it.
[8] The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone from me.
[9] But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, there is but one decree for you: for ye have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that ye can shew me the interpretation thereof.
[10] The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man upon the earth that can shew the king's matter: therefore there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean.
[11] And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.

Dan. 2:16 - Daniel pleads for time to pray.
[16] Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation.

Dan. 2:21-23 - God reveals the dream to Daniel.
[21] And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
[22] He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
[23] I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king's matter.

Dan. 2:28 - There is a God in heaven who reveals secrets.
[28] But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;

Dan. 2:29,30 - The dream reveals what shall come to pass hereafter.
[29] As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass.
[30] But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.

The Dream Revealed

Dan. 2:31 - A great image.
[31] Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.

Dan. 2:32-36 - Head of gold, breast and arms of silver, thighs of brass, legs of iron, feet of iron and clay.  Stone smashes the image to the ground.
[32] This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,
[33] His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
[34] Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
[35] Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
[36] This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.

The Dream Interpreted

Dan. 2:36 - God and Daniel “We” shall tell the interpretation.
[36] This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.

Dan. 2:38 - Nebuchadnezzer “you are the head of gold.”  The Babylonian empire ruled the world from 605 B.C. to 539 B. C.[38] And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.

Dan. 2:39 - Another kingdom inferior to thee.
[39] And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.

Dan. 5:28, 30-31 - The Medes and Persians overthrew the Babylonians. 
[28] PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
[30] In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.
[31] And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years old.

Isa. 44:27,28;  45:1 - The amazing prediction that Cyrus, general of Medo-Persia would attack and overthrow Babylon allowing God’s people freedom.  (This prophecy was made over 100 years in advance.
[27] That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers:
[28] That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
[45: 1] Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;

Dan. 2:39 - (Last part)  Another third kingdom of brass. 
[39] And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.

Dan. 8:20, 21 - Greece conquered Medo-Persia.  (This prophecy was made 200 years in advance.)  The Medes and Persians ruled from 539 B.C. to 331 B.C.  The Greeks ruled from 331 to 168 B.C.
[20] The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.
[21] And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.

Dan. 2:40 - The fourth kingdom strong as iron represents Rome.  Rome ruled from 168 B.C. to 351 A. D.
[40] And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.

Dan. 2:41 - The Empire shall be divided.  Rome was!  The divided empire would be partly strong and partly broken.
[41] And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.

Dan. 2:43 - Kings and queens of Europe attempt to unite the empire through inter-marriage, political intrigue, or war.
[43] And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

Dan. 2: 44 - God ultimately establishes His kingdom.
[44] And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

Dan. 2:45 - The Rock cut out without hands is Jesus’ kingdom.
[45] Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

Ps. 2: 8,9 - Heathens are broken to pieces.
[8] Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
[9] Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

Tit. 2:11-13 - Blessed hope and glorious appearing.
[11] For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
[12] Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
[13] Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.[11] He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
[12] And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 
[17] And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
[18] For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
[19] And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
[20] He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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