A Promise of What Is to Come, Study Guide
Kingdom-Focused and Jesus-Centered Teaching from a Messianic Jewish Perspective.
Each episode of A Promise of What Is to Come, takes key concepts within the gospel message and connects them to the kingdom, while examining them from a Messianic Jewish perspective.
Purpose of this Study Guide
To better retain the information and further facilitate discussion related to this program, First Fruits of Zion has created this study guide with twenty-six chapters corresponding to the twenty-six episodes in A Promise of What Is to Come. Each chapter contains an overview, quotes, and questions to help the reader explore in more detail the concepts and ideas presented in the television show.
Video and Disc Contents
Disc 1 [85:45]
- Episode 1: The Good News
- Episode 2: Messiah
- Episode 3: Call His Name Yeshua
Disc 2 [85:45]
- Episode 4: Jewish Prophecies
- Episode 5: Son of David
- Episode 6: Exile and Redemption
Disc 3 [85:45]
- Episode 7: Ingathering of Israel
- Episode 8: The Gospel Message
- Episode 9: Repentance
Disc 4 [85:45]
- Episode 10: The Kingdom Is Now
- Episode 11: None Greater Than John
- Episode 12: Raising Disciples
Disc 5 [85:45]
- Episode 13: The Torah Is Not Canceled
- Episode 14: Seek First the Kingdom
- Episode 15: Thy Kingdom Come
Disc 6 [85:45]
- Episode 16: Keys to the Kingdom
- Episode 17: Binding and Loosing
- Episode 18: Speaking in Parables
Disc 7 [85:45]
- Episode 19: The Golden Rule
- Episode 20: What Day Is the Sabbath?
- Episode 21: Foretaste of the Kingdom
Disc 8 [85:45]
- Episode 22: Fringes of the Garment
- Episode 23: All Foods Clean
- Episode 24: Treasure in Heaven
Disc 9 [57:10]
- Episode 25: Resurrection
- Episode 26: Restoring the Kingdom
Disc 10 [26:07]
- Bonus Features: HaYesod
- The Foundation [01:00]
- The Sabbath [01:58]
- Transforming Lives [16:56]
- Bonus Features: Torah Club
- Unrolling the Scroll [02:02]
- Shadows of the Messiah [02:01]
- Chronicles of the Messiah [02:10]
Adapted from the A Promise of What Is to Come Study Guide
Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (MARK 1:14–15)
As followers of Jesus of Nazareth we are living today for a future hope, a promise of what is to come. Upon his first coming our Master desired to bring the rule and reign of God down to earth in the kingdom of heaven. He told his followers that the kingdom of God was at hand. It was ready to burst forth and become a tangible reality. This was the “good news” gospel message. Yet, the majority of the Jewish leadership of the day would not accept his message of repentance and instead in just forty years the Temple was destroyed and Israel was exiled. Here we are almost two thousand years later waiting for Messiah to return and inaugurate the kingdom.
Yet, our wait is not passive. We can actively participate in a first fruits of that kingdom today. As Yeshua said: “The kingdom of God is in the midst of you” (Luke 17:21). While we are still waiting for the fullness of the physical kingdom, Yeshua has promised that his disciples can live in a taste of the kingdom today. When we live in the promises of that kingdom today in our everyday life, we are tasting of the good things that are to come. That is the full message of the gospel: a present reality and a future hope.
In First Fruits of Zion’s TV series A Promise of What Is to Come we explore the message of the gospel and the overarching theme it contains of the Messianic Era, the kingdom of heaven. Each episode takes key concepts within the gospel message and connects them to the kingdom while examining them from their original Jewish perspective. To help students better retain the information and further facilitate discussion and thought we have created this study guide with twenty-six chapters corresponding to the twenty-six episodes in A Promise of What Is to Come. Each chapter contains an overview, quotes, and questions to help the reader explore in more detail the concepts and ideas presented in the show. The viewer will be challenged to remember each episode’s contents and reiterate the information in his or her own words.
Individuals can use this study guide as a companion to A Promise of What Is to Come. It will provide a good review tool for them as they view each episode and serve as an avenue for sharing the material with others.
However, this study guide is primarily intended for use in a group setting. We suggest that students watch an episode of the show and then the leader can facilitate the group in working through the questions in the study guide.
If you are a group leader, remember to keep things low key and low pressure in your study. This is new material for some people and at times it can be overwhelming. It may be best to simply act as a moderator and facilitate discussion. If the conversation gets heated, step in; otherwise, let people work the material out for themselves. As a basic principle we would do well to keep in mind the words of Solomon:
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (PROVERBS 15:1)
We pray that this study guide will help to further the message of the gospel and bring the kingdom of heaven ever closer.
The A Promise of What Is to Come videos can be streamed directly from the FFOZ.TV website, or you can purchase the DVDs here. Below is one sample from the 24 TV Episodes.