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Monday, June 12, 2017

Sunday - Gideon's Call - Judges 6:11-18 - 6/11/17

Gideon - A farmer - To deliver Israel from Midian

Midian, Midianites ... Person & clan name meaning "strife." Midian was the son of Abraham by his concubine Keturah (Genesis 25:2). Abraham sent him & his brothers away to the east, leading to the association of the Midianites with the "children of the east" (Judges 6:3). When Moses fled from Pharoh, he went east to Midian (Exodus 2:15). Here he met Jethro, the priest of Midian, & married his daughter.

It is also possible that as a special messenger from God, the angel had authority to speak for God. God sent a special messenger to deliver an important message to Gideon.

Threshing was the process of separating the grains of wheat from the useless outer shell called chaff. This was normally done in a large area, often on a hill, when the wind could blow away the lighter chaff when the farmer tossed the beaten wheat into the air. If Gideon had done this, however, he would have been an easy target for the bands of raiders who were overrunning the land. Therefore, he was forced to thresh his wheat in a winepress, a pit that was probably hidden from view & that would not be suspected as a place to find a farmer's crop.

Gideon questioned God about the problems he & his nation faced & God's apparent lack of help. What he didn't acknowledge was the fact that the people had brought calamity upon themselves when they decided to disobey & neglect God. How easy it is to overlook personal accountability & blame our problems on God & others.

Gideon had heard about the great miracles God had done for his people, but he hadn't seen any. It had been almost 250 years since the ten plagues & the parting of the Red Sea (Exodus 7-14), & 200 years had passed since the last great miracle, the parting of the Jordan River (Joshua 3). But it was the people who had given up on God. They knew what God expected of them. They had his laws, but they chose not to obey them. God's blessings, as Moses & Joshua had foretold, came only when the people were obedient.

"Surely I will be with thee," God told Gideon, & God promised to give him the strength he needed to overcome the opposition. In spite of this clear promise for strength, Gideon made excuses. He failed to see how God could work through him.

Like Gideon, we are called to serve God in specific ways. Don't spend time making excuses. Instead spend it doing what God wants.

Reference summary used from the Life Application KJV Bible, Tyndale Publishers, Wheaton, IL

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Part I: The Heart The Key to Everything in the Christian Life: Book Review

The fact is the heart is the key to everything in your life! Your family, your job, your relationships, & your self-image all depend on the condition of the heart. The quality of your service & witness for Christ comes down to the condition of your heart. Even your future rewards in the kingdom of God & your responsibilities in His kingdom throughout all eternity will be determined by the motives & condition of your heart here & now.

You need to understand what constitutes a healthy heart, according to the Bible, before you can take real lasting steps toward building it up & keeping it in top condition. But you must realize that you have an Enemy who wants to take your heart captive. He wants to weigh it down with oppression, bondage, impurities, bitterness, hatred, envy, & strife so that it is weak & sickly throughout your life.

God meant for your heart to be alive with His presence, a place where He is enthroned as its rightful ruler. Your heart is a treasure that should be given fully to Him, for only in God your heart your heart will find its home. Your heart is meant to be, like the Holy Holies in the temple in the Old Testament, a place where God is vibrantly alive & present, where He lives & is enjoyed & is intimately experienced.

The loving & magnificent God of the universe has a purpose & a destiny for you. You are part of a plan that will rock Satan's kingdom to the core & shake up the world for Jesus Christ. No one else has been given your unique mission as it has been ordained by God Almighty.

There was a salt covenant with meals in the Bible in which a person would bind himself to another in utmost loyalty & truthfulness as salt was a symbol of enduring friendship, honesty, & close alliance. It is still common today for people from the Eastern culture to say, "There is salt between us."

Jesus Christ wants to make a salt covenant with your heart, too. He wants your heart to be forever knit & linked with His, united & moving forward as one.

The heart is the center of everything that is manifested & comes forth in your life.

The heart is "essentially the whole man, with all his attributes, physical, intellectual, & psychological ... & the heart was conceived of as the governing center for all of these. It is the heart which makes the man ... what he is, & governs all his actions."

Every moment you draw breath upon the earth, something is flowing out of your heart.

What flows out of the heart even determines the direction & course of your life.

The first usage of this word "wellspring" in Scripture is found in the book of Numbers, in which God reveals to Moses the borders of the Promised Land that Israel is to go & possess: "This will be your land, with its boundaries on every side" (Numbers 34:12).

God has set the boundaries of a Promised Land for your life where you can accomplish your God-given destiny & purpose that God has lovingly designed for you. This Promised Land is a place where you can enjoy the blessings of God, the peace of God, the deliverance of God, the protection of God, & the presence of God. The Promised Land is where God is enjoyed, praised, & glorified for His matchless love, grace, & mercy. But your heart can only remain in God's ordained Promised Land if you diligently guard its borders from infiltration by the enemy.

We must be aware that the enemy is always prowling near the borders of our hearts, subtly trying to gain entrance so he can establish a stronghold in the heart & exercise his control & influence.

In order to enter the Promised Land & keep its borders secure, we must guard our hearts with all diligence, protecting it from the schemes & strategies of Satan, devoting it instead wholeheartedly & passionately to God & His Word.

But the devil has also staked out a territory for your life, & it is called the wilderness. Evil is the active opposition of God's good purpose or design for a person with the intent of destroying, limiting, & hindering it in any way possible.

The devil is called the evil one (Matthew 5:37), if we are careless with our hearts, he will re-position the borders of life so that the destiny God has for you is shattered & broken into pieces.

An exodus is a departure from one geographical location to another. The most magnificent example in human history is, of course, the exodus of Israel out of the slavery & bondage of Egypt. Hundreds pf thousands of men, women, & children departed Egypt on their journey to a new land.

Is the exodus from your heart taking you to a land of promise or a land of bondage? Every journey have ever embarked upon in your life has come of the heart, & the condition of your heart will determine which path you decide to follow.

Without hearts that are utterly devoted to Him in all purity & faith, the gospel becomes dead in our Christian walk & growth.

We must take back our hearts from the clutches of Satan & allow God to heal, restore, & reign from the throne in our hearts.

The Spirit of God is the true guide, helper, encourager, purifier, & discerner of the heart. The Spirit of God enables Christians to follow God decrees, & it is always exerting its influence on the heart to obey God at all times.

The flesh & the Spirit are at odds & enmity & have been at war since the beginning.

Do people see Jesus when they see your heart? Open your spiritual eyes & look at your heart in the mirror of God's Word.

The heart is under vicious attack daily by the "god of this world" (2 Corinthians 4:4) who wants to cripple, sicken, & twist it, so that it becomes dead to the things of God.

A Sleeping Heart Is Unguarded.

Prayer Guards the Heart.

The organ we call the human heart pumps 1,900 gallons of blood through it every day.

In Scripture we discover three important gateways to the heart: our eyes, our ears, & our thoughts.

The eye is the second most complex organ in the human body, next to the brain. Our human eye can distinguish up to one million color surfaces, & our eyes take in more information than the largest telescope known to man.

Although much good can come through the Internet, numerous people, including Christians, have allowed the Internet to consume them & poison their heart for God. Forty million U.S. adults regularly visit pornographic sites, as this is fast becoming the number one addiction not only in America, but also around the world.

Pornography is like a cancer in the Christian church & has destroyed many lives, marriages, & ministries.

The devil understood this truth & used it to his advantage in the temptation & seduction of Eve. She was deceived by the serpent because she failed to guard her eyes & thus her heart (Genesis 3:4-6).

Make a Covenant with Your Eyes.

The Ears: The Second Gateway To The Heart.

Together, the ears are stereo receivers responsible for collecting sounds, processing them, & sending signals to the brain in a form that it understands.

Faith comes by hearing.

Faith always dwells & blossoms in the heart, but it is born & originates in the ear.

Hear & Obey.

Hear, Hear! Listen, Listen! Obey, Obey!

Whenever God's Words are rejected, it brings death in some way, shape, or form to the human heart.

Test Every Word.

But we don't have to be deceived!

The Hebrew word rendered as "test" in this passage means to search out, examine, try, & prove.

The Priest's Ear: Set Apart for God.

God set up the ministry of the priest in such a beautiful way to minister the heart of God to the needs of His people. The priests were to help restore the hearts of His people to the ways of God & keep them on the path of His righteousness.

The Prophet's Downfall.

A prophet was never to speak his own words but only that which he divinely heard from the heart of God.

What a chilling statement as to what can happen to the heart when the ears go astray! The prophets had allowed their hearts to become full of idolatry, lies, & wickedness.

Your Life Is Molded By Your Ear.

Be Still & Listen!

The Prince of the Power of the Air: The Spiritual Battle for Your Ears.

Paul calls Satan "the prince of the power of the air," indeed the devil has shown himself to be the great broadcaster to the world in this media age (Ephesians 2:1-2).

Satan's programming never takes a break.

Never Fear: Our God Is Greater.

The World Never Satisfies Like God Satisfies.

The Ears: Music's Enormous Impact on the Heart.

We must be aware of the music we are allowing to saturate our hearts.

Music in the Bible.

The right music is powerful enough to drive away demons & negative spiritual influences from the heart (I Samuel 16).

Music can calm the heart & make it more receptive to hearing the voice of the Lord. Music can bring our thoughts, emotions, & desires into the presence of the Lord, where the life & words of God can flow into our hearts (2 Kings 3).

In Exodus 32, music caused an increase in evil in the hearts of the children of Israel, plunging them into idolatry.

Angelic Music

Music is a vital part of heaven & the throne of God. It has been part of the worship & praise of God since the beginning. Lucifer (Ezekiel 28:13-14), was created as a beautiful & wise archangel, an anointed cherub, & music was an integrated part of his being.

Corruption of Music.

Music can cause the heart to become a prisoner of war in Satan's kingdom.

Moses the Songwriter.

Moses was a wonderful songwriter in the Bible & we see his first song in Exodus 15 after the miraculous deliverance of the children of Israel from the Egyptian army. In Revelation 15, the song of Moses is sung in heaven.

Make Music in Your Heart for the Ears of God'

All Music Originates in the Heart.

David the Musician & Songwriter.

David was a wonderful skilled musician & songwriter. He was also an inventor of musical instruments (I Chronicles 23:5; 2 Chronicles 7:6; Amos 6:5). He helped to reestablish the functions the functions of the Levites in regards to music in the tabernacle & select singers & musicians from the non-priest to participate in worship services of song & music to God. At the heart of their music was the wonderful book of Psalm.

Psalms is the hymn book of the Bible.

Tim Rowe (author) has a doctorate of jurisprudence & a bachelor degree in biblical studies, history, & classics. An attorney & author of The Magnificent Goodness of God & How It Will Transform Your Life, he is president of Goodness of God Ministries & lives in Indianapolis with his wife & son.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Joseph Takes Mary as His Wife - Matthew 1:18-25 - 12/6/16

The virgin Mary, while espoused to Joseph, conceived by the Holy Ghost. An angel removeth the doubts of Joseph. The name of Jesus. The birth of Jesus.

Verse 18 ... NOW the ... birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Ma'ry was espoused to Jo'seph, before they came together, she was found with child ...

Luke 1:27 ... To a virgin espoused to a man whose man was Jo'seph, of the house of Da'vid; & the virgin's name was Ma'ry.


Matthew 1:18 ... of the Holy Ghost.

Luke 1:35 ... And the angel answered & said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, & the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.


Matthew 1:19 ... Then Jo'seph her husband, being a just man, & not willing ... to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

Deuteronomy 24:1 ... WHEN a man hath taken a wife, & married her, & it came to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found (matter of nakedness) some uncleanness in her then let him write her a bill of (cutting off) divorcement, & give it in her hand, & send her out of his house.


Matthew 1:20 ... But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Jo'seph, thou son of Da'vid, fear not to take unto thee Ma'ry thy wife: ... for that which is (begotten) conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

Luke 1:35 ... And the angel answered & said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, & the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.


Matthew 1:21 ... And she shall bring forth a son, & thou shalt shalt call his name (SAVIOUR) JESUS for ...

Luke 1:31 ... And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, & bring forth a son, & shalt call his name JESUS.


Matthew 1:21 ... he shall save his people from their sins.

Acts 4:12 ... Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.


Matthew 1:22 ... Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,


Matthew 1:23 ... Behold a virgin, shall be with child, & shall bring forth a son, & (his name shall be called) they shall call his name Em-man'u-el, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Isaiah 7:14 ... Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, & bear a son, & (thou, O virgin, shalt call) shall call his name Im-man'u-el.


Matthew 1:24 ... Then Jo'seph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, & took unto him his wife:


Matthew 1:25 ... And knew her not till she had brought forth ... her firstborn son: & he called his name JESUS.

Exodus 13:2 ... (The firstborn are to be sanctified to Gode) Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Is'ra-el, both of man & beast: it is mine.

Scripture reference used from THE KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Monday - God Will Dwell With Them - Exodus 29:42-46 - 10/31/16

The continual burnt offering. God's promise to dwell among the children of Israel.

Verse 42 ...This shall be ... continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD, ...

Verse 38 ... Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs of the first year day by day continually.


Verse 42 ... where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee.

Exodus 25:22 ... And there I will meet with thee, & I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Is'ra-el.


Exodus 29:43 ... And there I will meet with the children of Is'ra-el, & the tabernacle... shall be sanctified by my glory.

Exodus 40:43 ... Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, & the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.


Exodus 29:44 ... And I will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation, & the altar: I will ... sanctify also both Aa'ron & his sons, to minister to me in the priest's office.

Leviticus 21:15 ... Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: For I the LORD sanctify him.


Exodus 29:45 ... And ... I will dwell among the children of Is'ra-el, & will be their God.

Exodus 25:8 ... And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.


Exodus 29:46 ... And they shall know that ... I am the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of E'gypt, that I may dwell among them: I am the LORD their God.

Exodus 20:2 ... I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of E'gypt, out of the house of (servants) bondage.


Scripture reference used from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Monday - I Know Their Suffering - 10/24/16 .. Exodus 3:7-10

God Sent Moses to deliver Israel

Exodus 3:7 ... And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in E'gypt, & have heard their cry ...

Exodus 2:23 ... And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of E'gypt died: & the children of Is'ra-el sighed by reason of the bondage, & they cried, & their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

Exodus 2:24 ... And God heard their groaning, & God remembered his covenant with A'bra-ham, with I'ssac, and with Ja'cob.


Exodus 3:7 ... by reason of their taskmasters; for

Exodus 1:11 ... Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pha'roh treasure cities, Pi'thoin & Ra-am'ses.


Exodus 3:7 ... I know their sorrows;

Exodus 2:25 ... And God looked upon the children of Is'ra-el, & God (knew)had respect for them.


Exodus 3:8 ... And I am come down to

Genesis 11:5, 7, 18, 21 ... And The LORD came down to see the city & the tower, which the children of men builded.

Go to, let us go down, & there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

And Pe'leg lived 30 years, and begat Re'u.

And Re'u lived after he begat Se'rug 207 years, & begat sons & daughters.


Exodus 3:8 ... deliver them out of the hand of the E-gyp'tians, & to bring them up of that land

Exodus 6:6,8 ... Wherefore say unto the children of Is'ra-el, I am the LORD, & I will bring you out from under the burdens of the E-gyp'tians, & I will rid you of their bondage, & I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, & with great judgments:

And I will take you to me for a people, & I will be to you a God: & ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of tthe E-gyp'tians.


Exodus 3:8 ... unto a good land & a large, unto a land

Deuteronomy 1:25 ... And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, & brought unto word again, & said, It is a good land which the LORD our God doth give us.


Exodus 3:8 ... flowing with milk & honey; unto the place of

Exodus 3:17 ... And I haave said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of E'gypt unto the land of the Ca'naan-ites, & the Hit'tites, & the Am'o-rites, & the Hi'vites, & the Jeb'u-sites, unto a land flowing with milk & honey.


Exodus 3:8 ... the Ca'naan-ites, & the Hit'tites, & the Am'o-rites, & the Per'iz-zites, & the Hi'vites, & the Jeb'u-sites.

Genesis 15:18 ... In that same day the LORD made a covenant with A'bram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of E'gypt unto the great river, the river Eu-phra'tes;


Exodus 3:9 ... Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: & I have seen the oppression wherewith the E-gyp'tians oppress them.

Exodus 1: 11,13,14,22 ... Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pha'roh treasure cities, Pi'thom & Ra-am'ses.

And the E-gyp'tians made the children of Is'ra-el to serve with rigour:

And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, & in brick, & in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.

And Pha'raoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, & every daughter ye shall save alive.


Exodus 3:10 ... Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pha'roh, that thou mayest bring my people the children of Is'ra-el out of E'gypt.

Psalm 105:26 ... He sent Mo'ses his servant; & Aa'ron whom he had chosen.


Scripture reference used from the KJV Bible, The SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Playing Favorites ... 2/9/2014 Sunday School Lesson

Proverbs 28:20; (The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered) . Peter (Simon) . Acts 10:34 (Whosoever Will May Be Saved) . Galilee . God . Jesus Christ . Holy Ghost . Acts 10:35 (The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered) . Moses . Jehoshaphat . Judah . peace . Beersheba . Mt. Ephraim . Love . James 2:5 (The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered) . Deuteronomy 1 . wise men . hear small & great . Deuteronomy 1:9-18 (Exodus 18:13-26) . Jerusalem . take heed . II Chronicles 19 . Psalm/Tehillim 82 . walketh uprightly - saved . perverse - shall fall . Proverbs/Mishle 28 (wicked & righteousi - work & slack - poor & wealthy) . every nation . children of Israel . God anointed Jesus of Nazareth - Holy Ghost . healing . God - raised - Jesus/Yeshua - 3rd day . Jesus/Yeshua - Judge of dead . Love - commandment - fulfilling law . salvation nearer . cast off darkness . armour of light . walk honestly . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from James 2:1-13 (Background Scripture:James 2:14-26; Devotional Reading: Luke 7:1-10).

Peter (rock, stone), apostle called, sent forth, confessed Jesus/Yeshua to be the Christ, thrice denied Christ, repented, preaches to the Jews, rebuked by apostle Paul, comforts the Church & exhorts to holy living, rebukes Ananias & Sapphirca.

Galilee (ciriuit, district), Christ's work there, also called Sea of Chinnereth - Tiberias - Gennesaret

Jesus Christ (Yeshua) ... Saviour, only way to receive Salvation - Eternal Life (John 3:16)

Holy Ghost (Spirit), Eternal, The Comforter, Teacher, Commissions HIS servants, Sanctifying the Church, God the Father - The SON - The Holy Ghost

Moses (saved from water), an Egyptian name, meets God in Mount Sinai, delivers the law to the people, intercedes for the people, intercedes with Pharaoh for Israel

Jehoshaphat (Jehovah judges), king of Judah

Judah (praise), tribe of blessed by Moses, descendant:s (Genesis/Bereshith 38; 46:12; Numbers 1:26; 26:19; I Chronicles 2-4), Israelites first called Judah

Beer-sheba (well of oath), city & three great wells, with Christian ruins, now called Bir-es-seba. (Abraham dwelt there - Hagar relieved there - Jacob comforted there - Elijah flees to)

Mt Ephraim (double fruitfulness, city 8 miles from Jerusalem, prophecies concerning

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Jerusalem (habitation of peace), Mount Zion applied to the western hill - eastern hill called Mount Moriah


James 2:1-5:6 (Sins, Social, & Spiritual) ... James 2:1-7 (Partiality to the rich) ... James 2:8-13 (The royal law)

James 2:1-4 ... Man Redeemed; Duties & Graces of The New Life; Christian Fellowship, Partially Forbidden

(James 2; 1:2,19; 2:14; 3:1; 5:1 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)


Verses 5-9

Verse 5 ... Civil & Social Life; Social Relations & Duties; Poverty, Alleviations of Their Lot

Verses 6,7 ... Civil & Social Life; Social Relations & Duties; Poverty, Liable to Oppression

Verse 8 ... Man Redeemed; Duties & Graces Of The New Life; Love to Man ... (Leviticus 19:18)

Verse 9 ... Man Redeemed; Duties & Graces Of The New Life; Christian Fellowship, Partially Forbidden




Verses 10-13

Verses 10,11 ... Man Redeemed; Justification; And Faith

James 2:11 (Exodus 20:13-14; Deuteronomy 5:17-18)

Verse 12 ... Man Redeemed; Blessedness of The New Life; Christian Liberty

Verse 13 ... Man Redeemed; Duties & Graces Of The New Life; Mercifulness


Monday - February 3, 2014 - Judging Rightly & Impartially - Deuteronomy 1:9-18

The First Attempt - Horeb to Hormah (Deuteronomy 1:6-46) ... Historical Prologue To The Covenant (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:29) ... Horeb (desert) Moses & Elijah ... Hormah (devoted place) between Gaza & Beer-sheba


Tuesday - February 4, 2014 - Judging on the Lord's Behalf - II Chronicles 19:1-7

The reign of Jehoshaphat (II Chronicles 17:1-21:1) ... The Divided Kingdom - The Story of Judah (10:1-36:23)


Wednesday - February 5, 2014 - Giving Justice to the Weak - Psalm/Tehillim 82

Didactic (instruct/teach) Psalm. The impeachment - verdict - A prayer

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Thursday - February 6, 2014 - Showing Partiality Is Not Good - Proverbs/Mishle 28:18-22

Hezekiah's Edition of Solomon's Proverbs (Proverbs 25:1-29:27)


Friday - February 7, 2014 - God Shows No Partiality - Acts 10:34-43

Peter's message to Gentiles ... Gentiles Enter the Kingdom (Acts 10:1-11:18)


Saturday - February 8, 2014 - Put On the Lord Jesus Christ - Romans 13:8-14

Motives for Christian behavioure ... The Gospel in Action (Romans 12:1-15:13)


Sunday - February 9, 2014 - Faith & Favoritism - James 2:1-13


References used/taken from: KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible, KJV Special Arrangement New Testament, & Zondervan Bible Commentary


Friday, November 1, 2013

Get Ready! ... 11/3/2013 Sunday School Lesson

Moses . God . Lord . I AM THAT I AM . Exodus 1-4 . Midian . Midianites . Pithom . Raamses . Hard Bondage . Hebrew Midwives . Pharaoh . Egypt . Water . Zipporah . Children of Israel . Abraham - Issac - Jacob . Aaron . Worshipped . Horeb . angel of the Lord . Burning Bush . Holy Ground . Canaanites . Hittites . Amorites . Perizzites . Hivites . Jebusites . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Exodus 3:7-17 (Devotional Reading: Exodus 4:10-16; Background Scripture: Exodus 1-4) for November 3, 2013.

Moses ... (saved from water), an Egyptian name. His birth & preservation (Exodus 2). Escapes to Midian (Exodus 2:15). Called by the Lord (Exodus 3). Signs shown to (Exodus 4). Returns to Egypt (Exodus 4:20).

Exodus 1-18 ... Oppression of the Israelites in Egypt, history of Moses & dealings with Pharaoh, the plagues, the exodus, the overthrow of the Egyptians, & the arrival at Sinai.



Christian Stories birth of Moses, Burning Bush, Pharaoh, Bondage and the Children of Israel



Midian ... Land of (Exodus 2:15).

Midianites ... Descendants of Midian, son of Abraham by Keturah (Genesis/Bereshith 25:1-2,4; I Chronicles 1:32-33). Kenites were a branch of the Midianites & dwelt among the Amalekites.

Raamsers, Rameses ... city of the Egyptian kings of the same name.

Pharaoh ... Official title of the kings of Egypt. Oppresses the Israelites.

Egypt (Mizraim), a country in the northeast part of Africa.

Zipporah ... Wife of Moses. May have been a Cushite (Numbers 12:1).

Aaron ... Brother of Moses, the first high priest. Appointed to Moses.

Horeb ... (Sinai) (desert), "Mountain of God."

Canaanites ... Inhabitants opf Canaan.

Hittites ... A People descended from Heth, & early dwellers in eastern Asia Minor (Turkey), Syria, & parts of Palestine (Then)/Holy Land(Now).

Amorites ... Dispossessed for their iniquities (sins/wrongs/disobedience). Dwelt in the southwest of Palestine (Then)/Holy Land(Now).

Perizzites ... A tribe of the ancient Canaanites.

Hivites ... Dwelt first in mid-Canaan, in Schechem, in Gibeon, & later in the norther parts of Lebanon & even as far as Hamath.

Jebusites ... Though a small tribe, was one of importance, for they occupied the mountains of Jerusalem & the neighborhood.


Exodus 3:7-17

Verses 7-10

Verses 7,9 ... The Hebrews; Israel In Egypt; God Remembers HIS Covenant(agreement/promise).

Verse 8 ... The Hebrews; Israel In Egypt; Deliverance Promised.

Verse 10 ... The Hebrews; Israel In Egypt; Moses Commissioned (to appoint or assign to a task or function).


Verses 11-13

Verses 11,12 ... The Hebrews; Israel In Egypt; Moses Object.

Verse 12 ... The Lord's Love for HIS Children.

Verse 13 ... God' Names & Representatives Of God; I AM

(Exodus 2:11-12; Matthew 28:20; Genesis/Bereshith 3 ... Reference Scriptures in the Sunday School Book)





Verses 14-17

Verses 14,15 ... God; Names & Representations Of God; I AM ... Angels; The Angel of the Lord, Or, Of God; Identified with God

Verses 16,17 ... The Hebrews; Israel In Egypt; Moses Commissioned.


Monday - October 28, 2013 - Oppression under a New King - Exodus 1:7-14


Tuesday - October 29, 2013 - The King's Evil Plan - Exodus 1:15-22


Wednesday - October 30, 2013 - The Sparing of the Infant Moses - Exodus 2:1-10


Thursday - October 31, 2013 - Moses Flees from Pharaoh - Exodus 2:15-25


Friday - November 1, 2013 - The People Worship God - Exodus 4:27-31


Saturday - November 2, 2013 - Moses Encounter with God - Exodus 3:1-6


Sunday - November 3, 2013 - Moses Commission from God - Exodus 3:7-17


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible, The Strongest's Strong Exhaustive Concordance of The Bible & Merriam Webster's Deluxe Dictionary 10th Collegiate Edition