- A realm or region in which someone or something is ___________________.
- An area or sphere in which one holds a preeminent ________________.
- The eternal __________________ of God.
- The realm in which God’s ________ is ____________.
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns! The watchmen shout and sing with joy, for before their very eyes they see the Lord bringing his people home to Jerusalem. Let the ruins of Jerusalem break into joyful song, for the Lord has comforted his people. He has redeemed Jerusalem. The Lord will demonstrate his holy power before the eyes of all the nations. The ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God. — Isaiah 52:7-10 (NLT)
Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news, who proclaims peace! — Nahum 1:15 (NIV)
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” — Romans 10:13-15 (NIV)
Ten Characteristics of Beautiful Feet
1. Characteristic One: Feet of _________________________
“Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” — Acts 21:13 (NIV)
2. Characteristic Two: Feet of ______________________
Christ’s love compels us, because we are commanded that one died for all… — 2 Corinthians 5:14 (NIV)
And when he [the Good Samaritan] saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him… — Luke 10:33-34 (KJV)
3. Characteristic Three: Feet of ___________________
…I am not ashamed because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day. — 2 Timothy 1:12 (NIV)
I think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through in the province of Asia. We were crushed and completely overwhelmed, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we learned not to rely on ourselves, but on God who can raise the dead. And he did deliver us from mortal danger. And we are confident that he will continue to deliver us. He will rescue us because you are helping by praying for us. As a result, many will give thanks to God because so many people’s prayers for our safety have been answered. — 2 Corinthians 1:8-11 (NLT)
4. Characteristic Four: Feet of __________________
Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas… So we all agreed to choose some men and send them to you with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul—men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Acts 15:22, 25-26 (NIV)
5. Characteristic Five: Feet of _________________________
So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it. The message God delivered through Angels has always proved true… and God verified the message by signs and wonders and various miracles and by giving gifts of the Holy Spirit whenever he chose to do so. — Hebrews 2:1-2, 4 (NLT)
God gave Paul the power to do unusual miracles, so that even when handkerchiefs or cloths that had touched his skin were placed on sick people, they were healed of their diseases, and any evil spirits within them came out. — Acts 19:11-12 (NLT)
AFTERTHOUGHTS… PONDER AND PRAY
Ponder Points: Discuss (or ponder) what you feel is the most important characteristic of a follower of Jesus who wants to share the Good News with others. What characteristic do you most desire in your life and why?
Prayer Points: Based on your moments of discussion (or meditation) ask God to impart into your life specific characteristics described in this lesson. Be as specific as possible in prayerfully claiming any of these characteristics.