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The Attraction of the Exceedingly Great and Precious Promises of the Bible
Pastor Richard Laue
II Peter 1:3-9
Herbert Lockyer, a great preacher and writer who is now in Heaven, wrote many books on all the great things that are in the Bible. He wrote books about ...
All the Apostles of the Bible
All the Books and Chapters of the Bible
All the Children of the Bible
All the Divine Names and Titles in the Bible
All the Doctrines of the Bible
All the Holy Days and Holidays
All the Kings and Queens of the Bible
All the Men of the Bible
All the Messianic Prophecies of the Bible
All the Miracles of the Bible
All the Parables of the Bible
All the Prayers of the Bible
All the Trades and Occupations of the Bible
All the Women of the Bible
All the Promises of the Bible
His book on ALL THE PROMISES OF THE BIBLE is the biggest of all his books, 609 pages. We have a copy in the library. You ought to read it.
There are 31,173 verses in the Bible, 23,214 in the Old Testament, and 7,959 in the New. Years ago it was tabulated that there were 30,000 promises in the Bible. That would be one for almost every verse.
In 1956 a school teacher, Everett R. Storms in Kitchener, Canada, made an exhaustive study of the promises in the Bible. During his 27th reading through the Bible he began to tally up the promises, a task which took him a year and a half. He came up with 7,487 promises by God to man, 2 by God the Father to God the Son, 991 by one man to another, 290 by man to God, 21 by angels, one by man to an angel, and two by an evil spirit to the Lord, 9 by the Devil - and they were all lies, false promises. The grand total that Teacher Storms tallied came to 8,810 promises in the Bible.
Today we don't deal with all the promises in the Bible, but with the "exceedingly great and precious promises" of God to believers.
Growing up as a child in Sunday School, I thought that all the promises in the Bible were for me because we sang, "Every promise in the book is mine. Every chapter, every verse, every line." But later in studying the Word of God, I discovered every promise of God was not for me.
So the question of the day is, "Which of these 8,810 promises are for you and me, and which among so many are 'the exceedingly great and precious promises' of which the Apostle speaks?"
John said it like this, (I John 2:25) "And this is the promise that He promised us - eternal life."
John 3:14-16 ... "and as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
John 17:2-3 ... "as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ Whom You have se ...
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