Discipleship Course 21

Sunday, July 11, 2021 Evening Service


God’s Expectation of Man

God expected different things from man during different dispensations. God always expected obedience.

  1. Age of Innocence (Creation to the Fall)
    • Responsibility - don’t eat of the tree - Genesis 2:17
    • Failure - they ate of the tree - Genesis 3:6, 1 Timothy 2:14
    • Judgment - the curse and death - Genesis 6:17-19
  2. Age of Conscience - (Fall to the Flood)
    • Responsibility - do good and offer blood sacrifices - Genesis 3:5-7, Genesis 3:22, Genesis 4:4
    • Failure - wickedness - Genesis 6:5-6, Genesis 6:11-12
    • Judgment - universal flood - Genesis 6:7
  3. Age of Human Government - (Flood to Babel)
    • Responsibility - scatter and multiply Genesis 8:17, Genesis 9:1, Genesis 9:7
    • Failure - didn’t scatter - Genesis 11:4
    • Judgment - confusion of languages - Genesis 11:9
  4. Age of Promise - (Babel to the giving of the Law)
    • Responsibility - dwell in Canaan - Genesis 12:1, Genesis 12:7
    • Failure - dwelt in Egypt - Genesis 12:10
    • Judgment - Egyptian bondage - Exodus 1:13-14
  5. Age of the Law (Law to the Cross)
    • Responsibility - keep the Law - Exodus 19:5
    • Failure - broke the Law, rejected Christ - 2 Kings 17:15-16, Matthew 27:22-25
    • Judgment - world-wide dispersion - Deuteronomy 28:63-64, 2 Kings 17:20, Luke 21:24
  6. Age of Grace (Cross to the Rapture)
    • Responsibility - receive Christ by faith - John 1:12, Romans 10:9-13, Ephesians 2:8-9
    • Failure - rejected Christ, trusted in works - John 5:40, 2 Timothy 3:1-2, 2 Timothy 3:7
    • Judgment - the Great Tribulation - Matthew 24:21, Revelation 6:17
  7. Age of the Kingdom - (Rapture to the White Throne Judgment)
    • Responsibility - obey and worship Christ - Isaiah 11:4, Zechariah 14:9, Zechariah 14:16
    • Failure - final rebellion - Revelation 20:7-9
    • Judgment - eternal lake of fire - Revelation 20:11-15