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Showing posts with label Genesis. Show all posts

Sunday, March 19, 2017

2 of 2 ... The Beginning: Prelude To The Apocalypse: Book Review

The Corinthian church was so free in the grace of God that they begin to sin with some very real consequences. The truth is that we cannot exclude either the law or faith. It is faith that frees us from the law of sin & death (Romans 8:2). The eternal or second death is what we have been set free from. The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).


It is understood that God is the ultimate power in the universe. In heaven all the angels obey the will of God. The fact that Satan had to go to God to get permission to sift Peter is further evidence of God's complete authority. God sits on the throne & listen daily to the adversary. If the adversary brings an accusation against us, God may allow him to chasten us. This has no effect on our eternal life. This will affect the quality of our life on planet Earth.


It is through the law that all sin was made known in the universe. Until the law came, sin was not understood or known (Romans 7:7-8). In other words we all must die in the flesh to fulfill the law. So we fulfill the law by dying & we fulfill the law of grace by living. Both laws are in effect & neither has been disregarded.


We can conclude that the flesh remains under the law of death & our spirit is under the law of grace. The Corinthians began to die & became sick due to sin. Paul admonished the congregation to walk in a worthy manner when involved with holy things such as the Lord's Supper (I Corinthians 11:26-30).


Christians need to understand that the law of grace is the eternal law & affects the spirit of man in eternity.


One of the most penetrating questions about life is this: "If God is good, why does He allow evil to exist?" As we know from Jesus, Satan is the father of all evil, (John 8:44). Job calls the angelic host "the sons of God" (Job 1:6-7). We find an interesting perspective in Job.


Satan, or Lucifer, was a covering cherub (Ezekiel 28:13-15). It's apparent that Lucifer wanted to be like God (Isaiah 14:12-15).


Satan believed & preached his doctrine of equality with God through knowledge of evil. If you knew God's secret knowledge of evil you would be like God (Genesis 3:4-5). As much as God loved His family, He must give them the freedom to choose their destiny.


The knowledge of evil caught the attention of one third of the angelic hosts (Revelation 12).


God knew that all creation could only live in harmony with love if it was voluntary. Anything else is not love. God only wants those who worship Him to do so in truth & spirit (John 4:23-24).


It is important to believe every Word of God.


Man & angels had to choose by faith whether to trust God or trust Satan.


God placed two trees in the garden. The tree of life was free & it yielded its fruit for food & life. The tree of knowledge of good & evil was beautiful to behold but contained only death. It was only the knowledge of evil that could bring death. Satan believed that if Adam & Eve would eat of it they would be as gods knowing good & evil (Genesis 3:5).


Satan does not have the power to take anything. Each time you see him in heavenly scenes he is asking permission to do what he wants. He asked permission to harm Job in Job chapter one. He asked to sift Peter as wheat in Luke 22:31. In Revelation chapter twelve, Satan stands before God day & night accusing the brethren.


We are faced with the choice of trusting God by faith or living according to the way of sin (Galatians 3:11).


Enoch & Elijah was taken by God without dying. And Enoch walked with God; & he was not for God took him (Genesis 5:24). By faith Enoch was was taken away so that he did not see death (Hebrews 11:5). Then it happened, as they continued on & talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, & separated the two of them; & Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven (2 Kings 2:11).


Christ was not a sinner & yet He was put to death. It was the will of God that He should be put to death. Jesus must also be recompensed for the wrong done to Him. His blood redeemed us from death & we are given to Him as His bride. Not only did Christ receive all who believe in Him, but He was given the keys of death & became Lord of all (Revelation 1:17-18).


We are given enough to make a choice of faith - to accept the Bible. The Bible does not seek to answer the questions of science.

Bruce Campbell is the author of The Beginning Prelude to the Apocalypse Companion Study Guide. He has been a pastor, evangelist and a successful business man. He currently runs The Secret Place, an international ministry to ministers. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Divinity degree. He, along with his wife and daughter live in Picayune, MS

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Vision Dreams: Jacob - Israel ... 10/27/2013 Sunday School Lesson



Sychar . Samaria . Jacob's Well . Living Water - Eternal Life . Genesis/Bereshith . Gospel of John . Issac . Esau . Rebekah . Jacob . Jabbok . Jacob - Israel . Peniel . Padan-aram . Israel . Abraham . Bethel . Canaan . Bethuel . Laban . Beer-sheba . Haran . Luz . Promises . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Genesis/Bereshith 21:1a,10-22 (Devotional Reading: John 4:1-15; Background Scripture: Genesis 27:19-29; 28:1-4,10-22; 32:22-30; 35:9-15) for October 27, 2013.

Sychar, a village at the foot of Mount Ebal in Samaria, near Jacob's well; now Iskar.

Samaria (Shomeron) (watch tower) visited by Christ. Capital of the Kingdom of the Ten Tribes. To the east are the ruins of the Church of St. John, with its ancient Hebrew tombs.

Issac, marries Rebecca, blesses his sons, his death.

Esau, son of Issac, sells his birthright, deprived of the blessing, his anger against Jacob, & reconciliation. (His descendants: Genesis 36; I Chronicles 1:35).

Rebekah or Rebecca, history of: Genesis 22; 24:15,67; 27:6,42; 49:31; Romans 9:10

Jacob (he supplants), obtains the blessing, sent to Padan-aram, vision & vow, vision of God's host, prayer, wrestles with an angel, reconciled with Esau, builds an altar.

Jacob's Well, a fountain near Shechem.

Jabbok (pouring out), a river on the east side of the Jordan.

Jacob - Israel (God fights), Jacob so called.

Peniel or Penuel (face of God), a place on the east of Jordan, scene of Jacob's wrestling with an angel.

Bethuel (house of God).

Laban, hospitable. Gave Jacob his two daughters. Envies & oppresses him. (Made a Covenant with him: Genesis 31:43).

Haran (mountainous), Jacob flees to Laban at.

Luz (almond tree), ancient name of Bethel.


Genesis 28 ... Jacob is blessed, & sent to Padan-aram: his vision & God's promise in a dream. The stone at Beth-el. Jacob's vow. ... Issac blesseth Jacob & sendeth him to Padan-aram. Esau marrieth Mahalath, the daughter of Ishamel. The vision of Jacob's ladder.


Genesis 28:1a,10-12

Verse 1 ... The Family; The Institution & Laws of Marriage; Marriages with Gentiles, Objected to

Verses 10,11 ... Civil & Social Life; Manners & Customs; Travelling, Sleeping Out of Doors

Verse 12 ... Mediums & Methods of Revelation; Dreams & Their Interpretations; Jacob's Dream

(Genesis 28:2; 27:41; 11:1-9 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)




Verses 13-17

Verses 13,14,15 ... Mediums & Methods of Revelation; Dreams & Their Interpretations; Jacob's Dream

Verse 15 ... The Upright are Blessed & Prospered (Prosperity means different things to different individuals)

Verses 16,17 ... Sacred Places; Altars & Holy Places; Memorial Pillars of Stone, To Mark the Place of a Vision

(Galatians 3:8; Genesis 35:6; Isaiah 6:5)


Verses 18-22

Verse 18 ... Sacred Places; Altars & Holy Places; Memorial Pillars of Stone, To Mark the Place of a Vision

Verse 19 ... Other Nations; The Canaanites; Gentile Names of Places in Canaan

Verses 20,21,22 ... Sacred Rites & Forms; Covenants, Vows, & Oaths; Instances of Vows, by Jacob

Verse 20 ... Food & Clothing Provided for the Lord's Children

Verse 22 ... Sacred Rites & Forms; Taxes For Sacred Purposes; Tithes, Vowed by Jacob.

(Genesis 12:8; 35:1-15; Joshua 16:2; 18:13; Genesis 35:6-7; 25:29-34; 33:18)


Monday - October 21, 2013 - One Greater than Jacob - John 4:1-15

Christ revealeth himself to a woman of Samaria.


Tuesday - October 22, 2013 - The Plot to Gain a Blessing - Genesis 27:1-10

Issac sendeth Esau for vension. Jacob instructed by Rebekah, obtaineth the blessing.


Wednesday - October 23, 2013 - Planning the Deception - Genesis 27:11-17

Rebekah instructeth Jacob to obtain the blessing. Jacob under the person of Esau obtaineth it.


Thursday - October 24, 2013 - A Blessing Gained through Deceit - Genesis 27:18-29

Look under '10/23/2013'


Friday - October 25, 2013 - Jacob Received God's Blessing - Genesis 32:22-30

He sendeth a present to Esau; he wrestleth with an angel at Peniel, & is called Israel.


Saturday - October 26, 2013 - Jacob's Name Changed to Israel - Genesis 35:9-15

God blesseth him there.


Sunday - October 27, 2013 - God's Assurance for Jacob - Genesis 28:1a,10-22


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible & KJV Topical Edition Bible

Sunday, October 20, 2013

2013 Preview & 2007: Vision of Jacob's Ladder Sunday School Lesson




2013 Preview of the Sunday School Lesson for October 27, 2013:

Vision Dreams ... Devotional Reading: John 4:1-15; Background Scripture: Genesis/Bereshith: 27:19-29; 28:1-4,10-22; 32:22-30; 35:9-15 & Sunday School Lesson Text: Genesis/Bereshith 28:1a,10-22

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Genesis/Bereshith 24: Abraham sendeth his servant to get a wife for his son Issac: he obtaineth Rebekah; Issac meeteth her.

Genesis/Bereshith 25:9 Issac and Ishmael bury Abraham in the cave of Mach-pe-lah

Genesis/Bereshith 25: The sons of Abraham by Keturah: his age and death. The generations of Ishmael. The birth of Esau and Jacob. Esau selleth his birthright.

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I have not checked the links as of 2013, that I have shared in this article. But at the time they were accurate and Christian links.



10-14-07 Sunday School Lesson

Background Scripture: Genesis 27:41-28:22, Lesson Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22

10-21-07 Sunday School Lesson --- Story of Love - Jacob & Rachel (Background Scripture: Genesis 29:1-35) Lesson Scripture: Genesis 29:20-35.

Before I go unto the lesson I know that you know what Issac & Ishmael (Abraham's sons) did together.

Genesis 25:9 -- Abraham's sons "Issac" & "Ishmael" buried Abraham in the cave of Machpelah.

Esau(Edom) had three (3) wives ... Genesis 36:1-3.

To be honest I do not know how to tell anyone how to deal with dreams ... I would say it would have to line up with the Word of God-Bible.

Can you pay close attention to a dream-vision? Maybe yes or no. Joel 2:28 & Acts 2:17.

Something that was on my mind -- now I am not saying that it relates to the sunday school lesson but it was on my mind ---

http://whatofthewatchman.org/pr02.htm -- 8/01 -- A Prophetic Call to Sound the Shofar (Abrabram's Son -- Issac's Descendant)

http://www.praiseteamegypt.com --- Praise Team in Egypt -- Christian Arabs --- Abraham's Son -- Ishmael Descendant) ( http://www.praiseteamegypt.com/index.pl/family -- 3 or 4 years if not longer)the end........ now I will go back to the sunday school lesson.




Genesis 28:10-22

Key Verse -- And, behold, "I" am with thee, & will "keep" thee in all places whither thou goest, & will "bring" thee again into this land: for "I" will not leave thee "until" I have done that which I have spoken to thee of (Genesis 28:15)

Mediums & Methods of Revelations -- Dreams & Their Interpretations -- Jacob's Dreams

"I" -- Genesis 13:14 -- The Hebrews God's Chosen People -- Canaan Promised

"keep" -- Genesis 48:16 -- Angels, God's angels, The Angel of the LORD, OR, of God -- Identified with God

"bring" -- Genesis 35:6 -- Sacred Places -- Altars & Holy Places -- Patriarchal (In Biblical Times -- Father, Ruler, Founder of a Family or tribe) Altars

"I" -- I Kings 8:57 -- Duties to God -- Pleading in Prayer -- By Good Works to Come

"until" -- Numbers 23:19 -- Works of God -- The Purposes of God -- God's Purposes, Eternal & Immutable (unchangedable)

How long is Eternal? Forever ... unlimited TIME ...

Genesis 28:10-22

Verse 10 -- And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, & went toward Haran.

Civil & Social Life -- Travelling -- Sleeping Out of Doors

Beer-sheba -- Jacob comforted there (Genesis 46:1) Haran -- mountainous. Jacob flees there (Genesis 28:10)

Leave/flee/run. Think twice before you trick someone. Jacob had to leave/flee/run away from home for he was afraid of what Esau would do to him since he tricked their father into giving him the birthright/blessing. Mother's love their children and will do all they can to protect them/provide for them.. she learned that Esau had plans to harm her favorite son, so she had him to flee/run. Jacob had to flee/run to save his life.

Issac told Jacob to find him a wife in Haran. Haran -- was the same place where Rebekah came from.

Question -- Food for Thought --- Have you ever wondered why sometime that there will be available females to marry in the same place that a male is in and he will go and get a wife from away from his home and or local area?

Verse 11 -- And he lighted upon a certain place ... & tarried there ... all night ... & he took the stones of that place ... & put them for his pillows ... & lay down in that place to sleep.

Civil & Social Life -- Travelling -- Sleeping Out of Doors

"certain place" ........ stones was his pillow that Jacob laid his head on outside

Verses 12, 13, 14, 15 --- Mediums & Methods of Revelations -- Dreams & Their Interpretations -- Jacob's Dream

And he dreamed ... and behold a ladder set up on the earth ... & the top of it reached to heaven ... & behold the angels of God ascending (came down/coming down) ... & decending on it.

And ... behold ... the LORD stood above it ... & said ... I am the LORD God of Abraham thy Father ... and the God of Issac ... the land whereon thou liest ... to thee will I give it ... & to thy seed.

And thy seed (children, children's children, etc.) shall be as the dust of the eart ... & thou shalt spread abroad ... to the east ... & to the north ... & to the south ... & in thy seed shall ... all ... the families of the earth ... be blessed.

And, behold I am with thee ... & will keep thee in all places whither thou goest ... & will bring thee again into this land ... for I will not leave thee ... until ... I have done ... that which I have ... spoken to thee of.

God's angels, messengers of God, good angels, move at God's command

Can you imagine how Jacob felt? Looking up at the top of a stairway/ladder & see the LORD standing fromn heaven to earth? God spoke to Jacob and told him who HE was .. God made it plain.

Abraham & Issac was promised the land that he was lying on ... had slept on. His family line would be too great to count -- compared to dust on earth.

God spoke & said that they would return to their land -- home.

Food for Thought --This is a personal question. Have you ever had to flee/leave/run away from home? Jesus said a prophet is without honor in his own country.

Jesus Christ --- seed of David, seed of Jacob (Galatians 3:16 -- Prophecies concerning Jesus Christ/Yeshua)

Verses 16,17,18 -- Sacred Places -- Altars & Holy Places -- Memorial Pillars of Stone -- To Mark the Place of a Vision

And Jacob awaked ... out of his sleep ... & he said ... Surely the LORD ... is in this place ... & I knew it not.

And he was afraid ... and said ... How dreadful is this place? ... this is none other than the House of God ... & this is the gate of heaven.

And Jacob rose up early in the morning ... & took the stone ... that he had put for his pillows ... & set it up for a pillar ... & poured ... oil ... upon the top of it.

After Jacob woke up he knew he had been in God's presence. He found out that the LORD was where he was -- In this place

Wisdom -- Proverbs 9:10 --- The fear of the LORD, is the beginning of Wisdom.

Jacob recognized where he was -- it was the house of the LORD.

Jacob dedicated the place he slept at ... for holy purposes ... holy ground. Jacob poured "oil" on the ground as to anoint it.

holy anointing oil -- Exodus 30:31 -- Sacred Rites & Forms -- Inauguration of the Hebrew Sacrifical System -- The Holy Anointing Oil

Joel 2:28 -- The Pentecostal Beginning, Promised

Acts 2:17 -- The Pentecostal Beginning, Realized

Acts 2:17 -- It shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh: & your sons & your daughters shall prophesy, & your young men shall see visions, & your old men shall dream dreams:

Genesis 28:10-22

Verse 19 -- he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of the city was called Luz at first.

Other Nations -- The Canaanites -- Gentile Names of Places in Canaan

Bethel -- house of God (Genesis 28:19 -- Jacob's vision there; II Kings 2:2, 3 -- prophet's dwell there)

Luz -- almond tree, ancient name of Bethel

As you noticed there was no worship house/church/temple where Jacob slept -- where Jacob dreamed for he was outside on the ground.

Verses 20, 21, 22 -- Sacred Rites & Forms -- VOWS -- Instances of Vows by Jacob

And Jacob vowed a vow ... saying, If God will be with me ... & keep me ... in the way that I go ... & will give me bread to eat ... & raiment to put on,

So that I come again ... to my father's house in peace ... there shall the LORD be my God.

And the stone ... which I have set for a pillar ... shall be God's house ... & of all that thou shalt give me ... I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

VOW -- promise. Be careful what you promise the LORD, this is serious business.

Question -- Food for Thought --- What did Jacob promise the LORD?

Jacob did not ask the LORD for riches, fame, nor fortune ... he asked God for bread (food to eat) & raiment (clothing to wear). Jacob promised to give God a tithe (10th - 10 percent) back to the LORD.

Jacob was telling the LORD if you keep your arm/hand of protection on me then you will be my God. (Daniel in the Lion's Den knew that God could deliver him -- God would have still been God if HE did not deliver Daniel as well)

Scripture reference taken from:

KJV, Topical Reference Bible, Bible Crusade Publishers, Mt. Juliet, TN

KJV, Precious Promise Bible

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sibling Rivalry ... 10/20/2013 Sunday School Lesson

Genesis/Bereshith . Hebrews 11 . Beer-sheba . Paran . Abraham . Issac . Ishmael . Pray (Global peace for all peoples of faith & Christian Arabs) . angel of God . Eliezer . Damascus . Hagar . Sarah . Beer-la-hai-roi . Kadesh . Moriah . Jehovah-jireh . Abimelech . Gerar . Ahuzzath . Faith . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Genesis/Bereshith 21:13-14,17-21; 26:2-56,12-13 (Devotional Reading: Hebrews 11:17-22; Background Scripture: Genesis/Bereshith 15:1-6; 16; 17:1-14,18,20-27; 21:9-21; 26:1-25).

Genesis 21:12b-13 ... In all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Issac shall thy seed be called. And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

Beer-sheba (well of the oath) city and site of three great wells, with Christian ruins, now called Bir-es-sebaast.

Paran, site of the Israelite encampment. ... desert of, in Arabia Petraea.

Eliezer (my God is help), Abraham's steward.

Damascus, an ancient and celebrated city of Syria. ... apostle Paul's journey to.

Beer-la-hai-roi, a well near Kadesh-barnea.

Kadesh (holy) or Kadesh-Barnea (sacred desert), a place on the borders of the promised land, modern Ain Qadees, 12 miles east-southeast of Beer-sheba.

Moriah (provided by Jehovah).

Jehovah-jireh (the Lord will provide).

Abimelech, Issac rebuked by and makes a covenant with. (Not the same King of Gerar, that was reproved by God about Abraham's wife).

Gerar (halting place), a royal city of the Philistines.

Ahuzzath (possession).


Hebrews 11:17-22 ... The nature and fruits of faith. The worthy fruits thereof in the father's of old time.


Genesis 21:13-14

Verse 13 ... Other Nations; Offshoots Of The Abrahamic Stock; Ishmaelites

Verse 14 ... The Family; The Institution & Laws of Marriage; Polygamy & Concubinage Practised, Trouble from It.

(Genesis 21:10; 13 ... Reference Scripture in Sunday School Book)






Genesis 21:17-21

Verse 17 ... Angela; Good Angels: The Angel of The Lord, Or, Of God; Instances of His Appearing.

Verse 18 ... Angels; Good Angels: The Angel of The Lord, Or, Of God; Utters Predictions.

Verse 19 ... Miracles; Supernatural Bodily Gifts & Deprivation; Gift of Bodily Vision.

Verses 20,21 ... Other Nations; Offshoots Of The Abrahamic Stock; Ishmaelites.

(Genesis 21:15-16; 16:3)


Genesis 26:2-5,12-13

Verses 2,3 ... The Hebrews; God's Chosen People; Canaan Promised.

Verse 3 ... The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered (Prosperity means different things to different individuals).

Verse 4 ... Other Nations; The Conversion Of The Gentiles; The Promise Made to Abraham ... The Hebrews; The Height from Which the Hebrews Fell, The Prosperity Promised.

Verse 5 ... Works of God; God's Providence In Moral Discipline; Their Prosperity.

Verse 12 ... Industrial Employments & Products; Tilling The Ground; How Fertile It Was.

Verse 13 ... Civil & Social Life; Social Relations & Duties; Riches, Instances.

(Genesis 22:1-19; 23; 25; 26; 12:10; Galatians 3:8)


Monday - October 14, 2013 - The Promise of Many Descendants - Genesis 15:1-6

Verse 1 ... The Lord's Love & Care for HIS Children. Safety from All Harm & Danger. (This does not mean you will not have trials & tribulations).

God encourageth Abram: promiseth him a son & a numerous seed: he is justified by faith.


Tuesday - October 15, 2013 - A Child Born in Affliction - Genesis 16:7-16

Verse 13 ... The Lord's Love & Care for HIS Children.

Hagar fleeth from her mistress, is sent back by an angel to submit to her. Ishmael is born.


Wednesday - October 16, 2013 - The Symbol of the Covenant - Genesis 17:9-14

Circumcision instituted.


Thursday - October 17, 2013 - Abraham's Test of Faith - Genesis 22:1-8

Abraham offering Issac.


Friday - October 18, 2013 - Abraham's Obedience Blessed - Genesis 22:9-18

Abraham is stayed by an angel: he is blessed again.


Saturday - October 19, 2013 - The Blessed of the Lord - Genesis 26:26-31

Verse 29 ... The Lord's Love & Care for HIS Children. The Upright are Blessed & Prospered.

Abimelech's Covenant with Issac.


Sunday - October 20, 2013 - Blessing Two Family Branches - Genesis 21:13-21; 26:2-5,12-13


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Handy Teacher's Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible & KJV Topical Edition Bible




Tuesday, October 8, 2013

2013 .. A Promise Kept ... 10/13/2013 'Sunday School Lesson'

Sarai/Sarah . Issac - promise . Haran . Hagar . Ishmael . Pray for all that we may lead a peaceable life . Pray for Christian Arabs . Canaan . Abraham . Kirjath-arba . Heth . Genesis/Bereshith . Isaiah 51 . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Genesis 17:15-17; 18:9-15; 21:1-7 (Devotional Reading: Isaiah 51:1-6; Background Scripture: Genesis 17:15-17; 18:9-15; 21:1-7). In order to gain a good understanding of this lesson, you will need to read/study the Daily Home Bible Readings that go with this lesson at the end of this article. ... My study came from two different KJV Bibles (one of them from around 1915).

Sarah (princess)

Issac, promise child

Haran, town of Padan-aram (field of Aram), country of Mesopotamia. Aram, country northeast of Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now), usually called Syria.

Hagar (flight), mother of Ishmael

Ishmael (God hears), son of Abraham

Kirjath-arba (city of Baal)

Heth, father of Hittities (early dwellers in Asia Minor (Turkey), Syria & parts of Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now).


Genesis 17:15-17 ... Circumcision instituted. Issac with a numerous issue is promised. Sarai her name is changed, & she is blessed. Issac is promised.

Genesis 18:9-15 ... Sarah reproved. Sarah is reproved for laughing at the strange promise.

Genesis 21:1-7 ... Issac is born. He is circumcision. Sarah's joy.

Isaiah 51:1-6 ... The righteous exhorted, after the pattern of Abraham, to trust in Christ: certainity of his salvation.






Genesis 18:9-15

Verse 9 ... Industrial Employments & Products; Human Abodes; Tents, Used by Abraham & the Hebrews.

Verses 10,14 ... Miracles; Miracles Considered; Miracles Foretold.

Verses 11,12,13,15 ... The Family; Parents & Children; Barreness, Miraculously Removed

(Genesis 17:115-17; 18; John 1:18; Genesis 18:2; 12; 15; 17; Habakkuk 2:3 ... Reference in Sunday School Book)









Verses 21:1-7

Verses 1,2,5,6,7 ... Miracles; Supernatural Bodily Gifts & Deprivations; Gift or Denial of Children

Verse 3 ... The Family; Parents & Children; Naming at Birth

Verse 4 ... Sacred Rites & Forms; Sacraments, Worship, & Church-Fellowship; Circumcision, Applied by Abraham

(Genesis 21; 17:12; 17:17; 18:16-20; 18:19; 17:9-14; 17:12-13)



Monday - October 7, 2013 - A Childless Wife - Genesis 11:27-32

The generations of Shem & of Terah. Terah goeth from Ur to Haran.


Tuesday - October 8, 2013 - A Beautiful Wife - Genesis 12:10-20

Canaan promised.


Wednesday - October 9, 2013 - A Threatened Wife - Genesis 16:1-6

Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Abram. Hagar fleeth from her mistress.


Thursday - October 10, 2013 - The Promise of a Covenant - Genesis 17:18-22

Issac is promised.


Friday - October 11, 2013 - Dispelling the Competition - Genesis 21:8-14

Sarah's joy. Hagar & Ishmael are cast forth.


Saturday - October 12, 2013 - Mourning a Beloved Wife - Genesis 23:1-6

The age & death of Sarah. The purchase of Machpelah.


Sunday - October 13, 2013 - Bearing a Child of Promise - Genesis 17:15-17; 18:9-15; 21:1-7


Scripture reference used/taken from: KJV Topical Edition Bible & The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible

Monday, October 7, 2013

Quiz: Abram/Abraham & Lot & Paths of Life '10/6/2013 Sunday School Lesson'

Genesis/Bereshith 13:7-18 . Genesis/Bereshith 3:23,24 . Genesis/Bereshith 13:8-18 . Abram/Abraham . Lot . Obedience . Directions - Path . Garden of Eden . Bible Quiz . My Discovery at Sunday School on October 6, 2013 . Faith


Now, first let me start off by saying that I was at a visiting Church that studied the same Scripture lessons that I study from and those I shared on last week, but they brought out some points that was not in my Sunday School Lesson, nor any study guides that I studied from.

And, as I have said before I am not a Seminary/Theology student, but I just want us to think about these things.



Genesis 13:3,6,7-18:

a. Study which direction - path Lot went in.

b. Study which direction - path Abram went in.

c. Does it pay to be obedience and faithful?


Genesis 3:23,24:

Go back and look at the Garden of Eden and study where the Lord God placed the Cherubims.


Now look at what the Lord told Abraham.




Wednesday - October 2, 2013 - Settling in the Land - Genesis 13:8-18 ... Home Daily Bible Reading

October 6, 2013 - Background Scripture: Genesis 12:1-7; 13; 15:7-21; 17:8


Angela Watkins







Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Lasting Inheritance ... October 6, 2013 'Sunday School Lesson'

Genesis/Bereshith . Hebrews 11 . Psalm/Tehillim . Joshua 24 . Ur . Chaldeans . Abram . Abraham . Amorites . Terra Sancta - Holy Land . Palestine . Canaan . Euphrates . Kenites . Kenizzites . Kadmonites . Hittites . Perizzites . Rephaims . Canaanites . Girgashites . Jebusites . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Genesis/Bereshith 15:7-21 (Background Scripture: Genesis 12:1-7; 13; 15:7-21; 17:8 & Devotional Reading: Hebrews 11:8-16).

Ur or Urfa (light), an ancient city of Mesopotamia (Greek name of country between Euphrates & Tigris).

Chaldea, southern province of Babylonia.

Abram (high father).

Abraham (father of a multitude), called by God & sent to Canaan.

Amorites (high landers), Early inhabitants of Palestine. Dispossessed for their iniquities.

Terra Sancta - the Holy Land ... In our time Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now).

Palestine (Psalm/Tehillim 105:11), known as 'Canaan' or 'land of Canaan,' country west of Jordan, as opposed to 'to the land of Gilead.'

Canaan (lowland), the country named from Canaan, son of Ham, promised to Abraham.

Euphrates, the largest & most important river of western Asia.

Kenties, connected with Cain. Were a branch of the Midianites & dwelt among the Amalekites. A portion of them followed the Israelites on their entrance into Canaan.

Kenizzites (hunters), who lived to the south of Palestine, were among the descendants of Esau.

Kadmonies (men of the east), a people supposed to have resided by Mount Hermon.









Hittites, in Abraham's time they were at Hebron. Early dwellers in Asia Minor (Turkey), Syria, & parts of Palestine.

Perizzites (villagers), tribe of the ancient Canaanites.

Rephaim, probably the oldest people in Palestine.

Girgashites (dwellers in clay), a tribe of the ancient Canaanites.

Jebusites, small tribe, one of importance, they occupied the mountains of Jerusalem & the neighborhood.


Genesis 15:7-21 ... Canaan is again promised, & confirmed by a sign & a vision.

Verses 7-11

Verse 7 ... The Hebrews; God's Chosen People; Canaan Promised.

Verses 8,9,10,11 ... Mediums & Methods Of Revelation; Signs & Symbolic Acts; Division of Animals.

(Exodus 3; Genesis 12-13 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)


Verses 12-16

Verse 12 ... Mediums & Methods Of Revelation; Trances & Visions.

Verse 13 ... The Hebrews; Israel In Egypt; The Sojurn in Egypt Foretold.

Verses 14,16 ... The Hebrews; Israel In Egypt; Deliverance Promised.

Verse 15 ... The Outward Man; The Body In Old Age; Promised.

Verse 16 ... The Hebrews; In The Wilderness; Gradual Expulsion of the Canaanites Promised.

(Genesis 47-50; Genesis 39-47; Genesis 49-50; Exodus 1:9-10; Exodus 1:11; Exodus 7-14; Exodus 12:36; Job 33:15-18; Exodus 12:40-41; Exodus 3:7)


Verses 17-21

Verse 17 ... Miracles; Miracles In Fire; God's Presence Manifested by Fire.

Verse 18 ... The Hebrews; God's Chosen People; Canaan Promised.

Verses 19,20,21 ... Other Nations; The Canaanites; Names of Tribes Inhabiting Canaan.

(Exodus 13:21; Exodus 19:16-20; Psalm/Tehillim 97:2-6; Joel 2:2-3; I Kings 4:21; Genesis 12)




Monday - September 30, 2013 - The Faith of Abraham - Hebrews 11:8-16

Faith Defined & Illustrated (Hebrews 11:1-40) ... Final Exhortations To Perseverance & Warnings Against Indifferent (Hebrews 10:19-12:29)


Tuesday - October 1, 2013 - The Call of Abram - Genesis 12:1-7

Arrival in Canaan (Genesis 12:1-20) ... Abraham (Genesis 12:!-25:18) ... The Beginnings Of Israel (Genesis 12:1-50:26)


Wednesday - October 2, 2013 - Settling in the Land - Genesis 13:8-18

Separation from Lot (Genesis 13:1-18)


Thursday - October 3, 2013 - The Land & the Covenant - Genesis 17:1-8

The Everlasting Covenant (Genesis 17:1-27)


Friday - October 4, 2013 - The Covenant Recounted & Renewed - Joshua 24:1-13

The Covenant at Shechem (Joshua 24:1-28)


Saturday - October 5, 2013 - The Covenant Remembered - Psalm/Tehillim 105:1-11

Psalm of Gratitude: For mercies shown to the Church. ... Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory. ... Prophetical, Typical, & Historical Psalm.


Sunday - October 6, 2013 - The Covenant with Abraham - Genesis 15:7-21

The Promised Land (Genesis 15:1-21)


Scripture reference used/taken from: Zondervan Commentary, The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible & KJV Topical Edition Bible

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Never Again ... 9/22/2013

Ararat . Covenant with Noah . Noah . Genesis/Bereshith . ark . Isaiah . cold & heat . summer & winter . seedtime & harvest . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Genesis 9:8-17 (Background Scripture: Genesis 6:9-9:28; Devotional Reading: Isaiah 54:9-14)

Ararat (Armenia), mountainous region in Armenia, resting place of the ark, Genesis 8:4

Covenant with Noah (Genesis 9:1-8)



Noah (rest), son of Lamech (Genesis 5:29, builds the ark (Genesis 6:14), enters it (Genesis 7), goes from it (Genesis 8:18)


Genesis 9:8-11

Verse 8 ... Scripture; Books & Authors; Speakers & Hearers

Verses 9,10,11 ... Miracles; Miracles In Water; Deluge/Flood Not to Be Repeated

(Genesis 6:9-9:28; 8:20-22; 9:1-7; 6:18 ... Reference Scriptures from Sunday School Book)


Verses 12-15 ... Works Of God: Preservation; Maintains the Usual Course of Nature, Rain; Rainbow

(Genesis 2:5; 2:10; Habakkuk 3:9-11; II Peter 3:3-13)


Verses 16,17 ... Works Of God; Preservation; Maintains the Usual Course of Nature, Rain; Rainbow

(Numbers 23:19; Titus 1:2; Romans 8:3; I Samuel 8:14; 22:7; 27:6; Esther 8:1; Genesis 12; 15; 17; 21; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36; Genesis 2:5-6)





Monday - September 16, 2013 - An Invitation to Covenant with God - Genesis 6:11-22

The wickedness of the world which provoketh God's wrath, & causeth the flood. Noah findeth grace. The order, form, & use of the ark.



Tuesday - September 17, 2013 - Doing All the Lord's Commands - Genesis 7:1-10

Noah, with his family, & the living creatures, enter the ark


Wednesday - September 18, 2013 - Preserved in the Ark - Genesis 7:11-24

The beginning, increase, & continuance of the flood. All flesh destroyed


Thursday - September 19, 2013 - Waiting for the Waters to Subside - Genesis 8:1-12

The water's asswage. The ark rested on Ararat. The raven, & the dove.

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Friday - September 20, 2013 - A Sacrifice Pleasing to God - Genesis 8:13-22

Noah, being commanded, goeth forth of the ark. He buildeth an altar, & offereth sacrifice, which God accepted, & promiseth to curse the earth no more

Verse 22 ... 'cold & heat' 'summer & winter' 'seedtime & harvest'


Saturday - September 21, 2013 - God's Covenant with All Humanity - Genesis 9:1-7

God blesseth Noah. Blood & taking a person's life are forbidden


Sunday - September 22, 2013 - Remembering the Everlasting Covenant - Genesis 9:8-17

God's covenant, signified by the rainbow


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, & KJV Topical Edition Bible












Choices & Consequences ... 9/15/2013

Genesis/Bereshith . Deuteronomy . Exodus . Acts of the Apostles . Eve . Serpent . scapegoat (Leviticus 16:20,21; Isaiah 53:6) . Leviticus (Day of Atonement) . Hebrews 9 . Hebrews 10

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Genesis 3:8b-17 (Background Scripture: Genesis 3; Devotional Reading: Deuteronomy 30:11-20)

Eve (life or living), created, (Genesis 1:27; 2:18). Her fall & fate (Genesis 3)

Serpent, cursed by God, (Genesis 3:14; II Corinthians 11:3; Revelation 12:9). Devil/Satan (Revelation 20:2)

Hebrews 9 & 10, Imperfection of legal sacrifices. Christ's atonement & priesthood.


Genesis 3:8b-9

Verses 8,9 ... Fallen Man; Nature & Genesis (Origin/Beginning) Of Sin; The First Transgression (sin/disobedience), The Trial & Judgment

(Genesis 3:7; 2:17; 2:25; Job 38:4; Isaiah 6:8; Ezekiel 37:3 ... Reference Scripture in Sunday School Book)



Verses 10-13 ... Fallen Man; Nature & Genesis Of Sin; The First Transgression; The Trial & Judgment

(Genesis 2:25; 2:16-17)


Verses 14-17

Verse 14 ... Angels; Evil; Satan; Satan in the Form of a Serpent

Verse 15 ... Jesus Christ; Prophecies Concerning Christ; Humanity. Jesus Christ; Prophecies Concerning Christ; Christ's Humanity; Christ's Humanity

Verse 16 ... The Family; Married Life; Duties of Wives

Verse 17 .l.. Industrial Employments & Products; Tilling The Ground; The Curse, Inflicted

(Genesis 3; Romans 5:10; Revelation 12:9; 20:2; Matthew 4; Romans 16:20; Hebrews 2:14)






Monday - September 9, 2013 - Obeying God's Voice - Exodus 19:3-8

God's message to the people. Exodus 19:4-6 ... The Lord's Love & Care for His Children. (Horeb/Sinai ... The mountain from which the law was given)


Tuesday - September 10, 2013 - The Blessing Obedience - Deuteronomy 11:26-32

A blessing & a curse is set before them. Blessing of obedience. (Gerizim ... mount of blessing. Ebal ... a mountain of 3,077 feet high near Shechem, from which curses were pronounced)


Wednesday - September 11, 2013 - Choosing the Life of Obedience - Deuteronomy 30:11-20

The commandment is manifest. Life & death are set before the Israelites


Thursday - September 12, 2013 - Obeying God Above All - Acts 5:27-42

The apostle imprisoned, but delivered by an angel. Counsel of Gamaliel, a doctor of the law. Acts 5:38,39 ... Victory over troubles & enemies


Friday - September 13, 2013 - The Enticement to Disobey - Genesis 3:1-7

The serpent deceiveth Eve. Man's fall.


Saturday - September 14, 2013 - The Punishment for Disobedience - Genesis 3:20-24

Punishment of mankind. Their first clothing. Their casting out of paradise


Sunday - September 15, 2013 - The Consequences of Disobedience - Genesis 3:8b-17

Man's fall; God arraigneth (indict/find fault/accuse) them. The serpent is cursed. The promise seed. The punishment of mankind ... Man's fall: God arraigneth them. The serpent cursed; his overthrow by the woman's seed. Mankind's punishment.


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible & Reader's Digest Oxford Complete WordFinder

Love & Marriage ... 9/8/2013

Genesis/Bereshith . Ephesians 5-6 . I Corinthians 7:9 (apostle Paul) . Adam . Woman . Wife . Marriage . Eden . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Genesis 2:18-25 (Background Scripture: Genesis 1-2; , 5:1-2; Devotional Reading: Psalm/Tehillim 8)

Adam (red man), created, Genesis 1:27 & blessed, Genesis 1:26

Man (Ish), created, Genesis 1:26

Woman (Isha), creation of, Genesis 2:22

Wife, a type of the Church, Ephesians 5:23; Revelation 19:7; 21:9

Marriage, instituted, Genesis 2:18; I Corinthians 7:1-40

Eden (pleasure), located on the Euphrates & the Tigris can be identified (Genesis 2 & 3)

Euphrates & Tigris Rivers ... were among the four (4) rivers of Paradise. The Euphrates is the longest, largest & most important river in Western Asia.

Genesis 2:18-20

Verses 18,20 ... The Family; The Institution & Laws of Marriage; Marriage a Divine Ordinance

I Corinthians 7:2,9 ... The Family; But Better to Marry Than to Burn

Verse 19 ... External Nature; Man & The Animal Creation; Man's Dominion over Animals

(Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:26; Genesis 1:4,10,12,18,21,25; Psalm/Tehillim 33:20; 115:9-11; Genesis 1:27; 2:7 ... Reference Scripture in the Sunday School Book)


Genesis 2:21-24

Verses 22,23 ... The Family; The Institution & Laws of Marriage; Marriage a Divine Ordinance

Verse 24 ... The Family; The Institution & Laws of Marriage; Monogamy (the practice/state of being married to one person at a time), Implied in the Original Institution of Marriage

(Matthew 19:1-12)


Genesis 2:25 ... Civil & Social Life; Manners & Custom; Dress, At First

(Genesis 2)





Monday - September 2, 2013 - Living Creatures of Every Kind - Genesis 1:20-25

Creation from God's standpoint (Genesis 1:1-2:3) ... The Beginnings of Man (Genesis 1:1-11:32)


Tuesday - September 3, 2013 - Made in the Image of God - Genesis 1:26-31


Wednesday - September 4, 2013 - Formed from the Dust - Genesis 2:1-9

Creation from man's standpoint (Genesis 2:4-25)


Thursday - September 5, 2013 - In The Likeness Of God - Genesis 5:1-54:25

Seth & his Descendants (Genesis 4:25-5:32) ... The genealogy, age, & death of the patriachs from Adam to Noah (Genesis 5:1-23)


Friday - September 6, 2013 - Made a Little Lower than God - Psalm/Tehillim 8

Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory


Saturday - September 7, 2013 - Created in the Likeness of God - Ephesians 4:17-24

In personal character (Ephesians 4:17-24). Marks Of The New Life (Ephesians 4:17-6:20)


Sunday - September 8, 2013 - Created Male & Female - Genesis 2:18-25


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Reference Bible, Zondervan Commentary, Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, & Reader's Digest Oxford Complete WordFinder

Friday, July 12, 2013

2 of 2 ... A Kiss Is Still A Kiss ... 10/23/2011

Genesis/Bereshith . Song of Solomon . Megilloth or Rolls . Christian Marriage . Wedding . Christian Dating . Christian Courtship . Sunday School Lesson . King Solomon . Shulamite . Miracles. apostle Paul . I Corinthians

Sunday School Lesson for the week of October 23, 2011. Unit I. Teaching and Learning. Song of Solomon 4:8-16; 5:1a (Devotional Reading Genesis/Bereshith 2:18-24)


Song of Solomon/Songs is in the Hebrew canon the first of the five Megilloth or rolls and is annually read by the Jews in their synagogues at the Feast of the Passover.

Megilloth or Rolls is a term applied by the Jews to five books of the Old Testament: Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther. These books were to be read publicly in the synagogues in certain special occasions in the year.

Feast of Passover was the covenant feast of Israel, kept on the 14th Abib or Nisan (March-April) followed by the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which lasted seven days (Leviticus 23:6).

I am sharing from two different outlines from my Sunday School Books: 1. Teacher's Guide & 2. Adult Lesson Book.


Christian Courtship/Dating .... Song of Solomon 1:2-3:5

Christian Wedding ... Song of Solomon 3:6-5:1





Christian Marriage ... Song of Solomon 5:2-8:14

Focus of the Sunday School Lesson is on the Wedding Night ... Song of Solomon 4:1-5:1a


Commitment (Song of Solomon 4:8)

Anticipation (Song of Solomon 4:8-11)

Song of Solomon 5:9-16 .... The Outward Man; Manly Beauty

Song of Solomon 4:1,2,3,4,5,8

Verses 1,2,3,4,5 ... The Outward Man; The Nature Of The Body; Female Beauty

Verse 8 ... Amana (security)

Verse 8 ... Shenir, Amori to the name of 'Hermon'

Verse 8 ... Lebanon (white mountains) its cedar

Verse 8 ... The Family; Betrothal & Wedding; The Bridegroom, :Longing for the Bride

(Song of Solomon 5:1,2; Genesis 12, Matthew 4:18-20 - Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)


Adoration (Song of Solomon 4:9-11)

Appreciation (Song of Solomon 4:12-15)

Song of Solomon 4:6 ... The Family; Betrothal & Wedding; The Bridegroom; Response to the Bridegroom

Song of Solomon 4:7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15 .... The Family; Betrothal & Wedding; The Bridegroom, Longing for the Bride

(I Corinthians 6:15-18)


Affirmation (Song of Solomon 4:16; 5:1a)


The Garden (Song of Solomon 4:12-16; 5:1a)

Verse 16 ... The Family; Betrothal & Wedding; The Bridegroom, Response to the Bridegroom

Song of Solomon 5:1 ... The Family; Betrothal & Wedding; The Wedding, Consummation


Genesis/Bereshith 2:18-24

Verses 18,20,22,23 ... The Family; The Institution & Laws of Marriage; Marriage a Divine Ordinance

Verse 19 ... External Nature; Man & The Animal Creation; Man's Dominion over Animals

Verse 21 ... Miracles; Supernatural Bodily Gifts & Deprivations; Sleep

Verse 24 ... The Family; The Institution & Laws of Marriage; Monogamy, Implied in the Original Institution of Marriage

Monogamy (the practice or state of being married to one person at a time)


I Corinthians 7:29 ... The Family; Virginity; But Better to Marry Than to Burn


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Reference Bible & Reader's Digest Oxford Complete WordFinder


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

1 of 2 .. A Kiss Is Still A Kiss ... 10/23/2011



Sunday School Lesson . Christian Courtship . Love . Christian Dating . The Wedding . Christian Marriage . Wedding . The Marriage . Genesis/Bereshith 1 . Genesis/Bereshith 2 . Jeremiah 3 . Hosea 2 . I John 4 . I Corinthians 13 . Song of Solomon 4 . Movie Night . Tyler Perry Movie: Why Did I Get Married? or Why Did I Get Married Too?


My Sunday School Lesson for the week October 23, 2011 was coming from the Books of Genesis/Bereshith, Jeremiah, Hosea, I John, I Corinthians, & Song of Solomon.

Our lesson in the Teacher's Guide stated to plan a movie night with a few of our friends from work and or our community to watch the movies by Tyler Perry: Why Did I Get Married? or Why Did I Get Married Too? After the presentation of the movie(s) a discussion should be held.


Monday - October 17,2011 - God Blessed Them - Genesis /Bereshith 1:26-31

Creation from God's Standpoint (Genesis/Bereshith 1:1-2:3)


Tuesday - October 18, 2011 - One Flesh - Genesis/Bereshith 2:18-24

Creation from man's standpoint (Genesis/Bereshith 2:4-25)


Wednesday - October 19,2011 - The Consequences of Unfaithfulness - Jeremiah 3:1-5

Prophecies Concerning God's Action At Home & Abroad (Jeremiah 1:1-45:5)

First Message a Warning of judgment (Jeremiah 2:1-3:5)


Thursday - October 20,2011 - A Covenant of Love - Hosea 2:16-23

The great restoration (Hosea 2:14-23)

Hosea's Broken Marriage (Hosea 1:1-3:5)


Friday - October 21,2011 - The Source of Love - I John 4:7-12

God Is Love (I John 4:7-5:5)


Saturday - October 22,2011 - The Expectations of Love - I Corinthians 13

The supremacy of love (I Corinthians 13:1-13)

Spiritual Gifts (I Corinthians 12:1-14:40)


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Sunday - October 23,2011 - How Sweet Is Love! - Song of Solomon 4:8-5:1a

How beautiful you are my darling': groom praises bride (Song of Solomon 4:1-15)

Drink your fill, O lovers! (Song of Solomon 4:16-5:1)

The Day of Hearts' Rejoicing (Song of Solomon 3:1-5:1)


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible & Zondervan Commentary