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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sunday - Praise God the Provider - Psalm/Tehillim 65:1-2, 9-13 - 1/15/17

Verses 1-2 ... The psalmist praiseth God for his grace.

(Isaiah 6 ... Isaiah's vision of the Lord in the temple. His confession & preparation for his work. His commission, & the predicted result of his labours.

Ezekiel 1 & 2 ... The date of Ezekiel's prophecy at Chebar. His vision of 4 living creators, of the 4 wheels, & the glory of God. Ezekiel's commission. His instructions. The roll of a book spread before him.

Revelation 4 ... John's vision of the throne of God in heaven, & of the four & twenty elders around it. The elders worship him that sitteth on the throne.



Psalm 65:9-13 ...

Genesis 1:28 ... And God blessed them, & God said unto them, Be fruitful, & multiply, & replenish the earth, & subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, & over the fowl of the air, & over every living thing that (creepeth) moveth upon the earth.

Genesis 2:15 ... And the Lord God took the (Adam) man, & put him into the garden of E'den to dress it & to keep it.

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

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sunday - Birth of John the Baptist Foretold - Luke 1:8-20 - 12/18/16

The angel Gabriel foretelleth to Zacharias the birth & office of John;

Verse 8 ... And it came to pass, that, while he executed the priest's office before God ... in the of his course,

I Chronicles 24:19 ... These were the orderings of them in their service to come into the house of the LORD, according to their manner, under Aa'ron their father, as the LORD God of Is'ra-el had commanded him.


Luke 1:9 ... According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was ... to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

I Samuel 2:28 ... And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Is'ra-el to be my priest, to offer upon mine altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? & did I give unto the house of thy father all the offerings made by fire of the children of Is'ra-el?


Luke 1:10 ... And, the whole multitude of the people were playing without at the time of incense.

Leviticus 18:17 ... (Unlawful marriages.) Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman & her daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswoman: it is wickedness.


Luke 1:11 ... And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of ... the altar of incense.

Exodus 30:1 ... (The altar of incense.) AND thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it.


Luke 1:12 ... And when Zach-a-ri'as saw him, he was troubled, & fear fell upon him.

Acts 10:4 ... (The vision of Cornelius.) And when he looked on him, he was afraid, & said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers & thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.


Luke 1:13 ... But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zach-a-ri'as: for thy prayer is heard; & thy wife E-lis'a-beth shall bear thee a son, & ... thou shalt called his name John.

Luke 1:60,68 ... And his mother answered & said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

Blessed be the Lord God of Is'ra-el; for he hath visited & redeemed his people.


Luke 1:14 ... And thou shalt have joy & gladness; & ... many shall rejoice at his birth.

Luke 1:58 ... And her neighbors & her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; & they rejoiced with her.


Luke 1:15 ... For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, & ... shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; & he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, ...

Numbers 6:3 ... He shall separate himself from wine & strong drink, & shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.


Luke 1:15 ... even from his mother's womb.

Galatians 1:15 ... But when it pleased God,who separated me from my mother's womb.

Galatians 1:15 ... But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, & called me by his grace.


Luke 1:16 ... And many of the children of Is'ra-el shall he turn to the Lord their God.

Malachi 4:5,6 ... (The coming of Elijah the prophet.) Behold, I will send you E-li'jah the prophet beore the coming of the great & dreadful day of the LORD:

And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, & the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come & smite the earth with a curse.


Luke 1:17 ... And he shall go before him in the Spirit & power of E-li'as, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, & the disobedient ... (by) to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

Mark 9:12 ... And he answered & told them, E-li'as verily cometh first, & restoreth all things; & how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, & be set at nought.


Luke 1:18 ... And Zach-a-ri'as said unto the angel, ... Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, & my wife well stricken in years.

Genesis 17:17 ... (Issac is promised.) Then A'bra-ham fell upon his face, & laughed, & said in his heart, shall a child be born unto him that is a hundred years old? & shall Sa'rah, that is ninety years old, bear?


Luke 1:19 ... And the angel answering said unto him, I am ... Ga'bri-el, that stand in the presence of God; & am sent to speak unto thee, & to shew thee these glad tidings.

Hebrews 1:14 ... Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?


Luke 1:20 ... And behold ... thou shalt be dumb, & not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou be dumb, & not able to speak, unto the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

Ezekiel 3:26 ... And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt not be to them ... (a man reproving) a reprover: ... for they are a rebellious house.

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

Monday, March 3, 2014

A Change Of Plans ... 3/2/2014 Sunday School Lessons

II Samuel 7 . King David . King Solomon . Nathan . Covenant . Ark of Covenant . Tent – Tabernacle . Temple . Psalm/Tehillim 93 . Lord . Holiness . Psalm/Tehillim 2 . Zion .Be wise now – be instructed . Psalm/Tehillim 2:12 (W) . Psalm/Tehillim 45 . Shoshannim . Maschil . Ophir (I Kings 9:28) . Psalm/Tehillim 98 . Sing unto the Lord – holy arm – victory . House of Israel . Rejoice . Harp . Trumpets – sound of Cornet . Lord cometh to judge earth with righteousness – world – people . Brought up children of Israel out of Egypt – Tabernacles tribes of Israel (I Chronicles 17:6) – any of the judges – house of Cedar . Revelation 11 . Sunday School Lesson

By the weekend I plan to share my January 19, 2014 - February 23, 2014 Sunday School Lessons Scriptures & Notes.

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from II Samuel 7:4-16 (Background Scripture: II Samuel 7:1-17; Devotional Reading: Psalm/Tehillim 98) for March 2, 2014.

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David (King David) (beloved), King, son of Jesse. Anointed by Samuel – becomes king of all Israel – brings Ark to Zion – desires to build God a house (II Samuel 7:12; I Chronicles 17:10) – Is forbidden by Nathan – regulates service of the Tabernacle – his dea th (I Kings 2; I Chronicles 20:26) – the progenitor of Christ (Matthew 1:1; 22:9; Psalm/Tehillim 110 & Matthew 22:41) his charge to Solomon (I Kings 2; I Chronicles 28:9 – successor (I Kings 1; Psalm/Tehillim 72)

King Solomon (peaceful), King of Israel – builds the Temple – asks of God wisdom – God's Covenant with (I Kings 9; II Chronicles 7:12)

Nathan (gift), the prophet – his parable condemning David – (II Samuel 12:1) – anoints Solomon king

Covenant – promise, agreement, everlasting – Eternal, unchangeable by God. Ratified by Christ (Malachi 3:1; Luke 1:68-80)

Ark of Covenant … the covenant brought into the Temple (I Kings 8:3; I Chronicles 5), in Heaven (Revelation 11:19)

Tent … temporary dwelling place

Tabernacle (Mischan), portable – moveable Sanctuary. (Exodus 25:8,9; 26:4; 33:7; 39:32; I Chronicle his 6:48; 9:23; 17:5; II Chronicles 24:6; Exodus 25:10; 27:19; 35-38; 27:1-8; 30:17-21; 25:l6,22; Hebrews 9:4; Exodus 40: 2,17; Numbers 10:33-36; Joshua 4:19; 18:1; Hebrews 8:5; 10:1)

Tehillim … Hebrew title of Psalm, treasury of prayer, praise, & adoration

Zion or Sion (dry place), the southwestern hill of Jerusalem

Psalm/Tehillim 2:12 … Promise … Whosoever may be Saved.....

John 3:15 … Jesus Christ/Yeshua died for all mankind(male/female). Salvation only comes from Jesus Christ/Yeshua.

Yeshua … Hebrew name for Jesus

Shoshannim, 'set' occurs in the titles of Psalm 45, 69, 80. The word means 'lilies,' & perhaps the name of a tune.

Maschil (Maskil) instructing

Ophir (Genesis/Bereshith 10:29), country celebrated for its gold & precious stones. Regarded by some as being on the coast off Arabian coast, by others on coast of Somaliland, & by others as part of India

Israel (God fights), Jacob so called, (Genesis 32:38; 35:10) – Kingdom of 10 tribes (I Kings 11:38) – Israelites first called Judah – Jews derived from

(Ishmael … God hears … son of Abraham … Arabs … This was not mentioned in the Sunday School Lesson … There are Christian Arabs as well … Acts 2 … )

Harp … National instrument of the Hebrews, & was well known throughout Asia. Played on by King David. Used in public Worship.

Trumpets … Giving uncertain sound. Employed in Worship. Their use (Numbers 10; Joshua 6:4; Psalm/Tehillim 81:3; Ezekiel 7:14'; 33:3; Joel 2:1

Coronets (II Samuel 6:5) Systra ('menaanim'). Shaken with the hand, & rings & bars made a piercing metallic sound by striking against the bronze frame.

Temple … The House of the Lord, Building not large, magnificent & costly made of stone & cedar, decorated with gold & precious stones. ('Beautiful Gate' was from Court of Gentiles to eastern side of Court of Women, Acts 3:1. East of Court of Israel, & a little lower stood Court of Women, on western side, from which women could look on services of Altar. This court was called 'the Treasury' John 8:20, from gift boxes fastened upon wall, Matthew 12:41,42


II Samuel 7:4-16 … The house of God & house of David (The Reign of King David … After by the Word of God forbidden him. HE promiseth him benefits & blessings in his seed (descendants – family line) …........ The 2 Books of Samuel are regarded as 1. In the Talmud, Samuel is stated to have written books that bear his name, also Ruth, & Judges. The books relate histories of Samuel until he retires from his position as judge, Eli's history being narrated so far as connected with that of Samuel. … (Talmud: 'doctrine' from the Hebrew word 'to learn' full account of civil & religious laws of Jews).

Verses 4-7

Verse 4 … Scripture; Books & Authors; Speakers & Hearers

Verses 5,6,7 … Sacred Places; Solomon's Temple; But God Forbids – David To Build

(II Samuel 7:1-7 … Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)


Verses 8-11

Verses 8,9 … Works of God' God's Providence In Man's Temporal Affairs; Gives Prosperity & Protection

Verses 10,11 … Sacred Places; Solomon's Temple; And Promises That Solomon Shall Build It

(II Samuel 5:11)

Exodus 25:1-9 … Tabernacle & Furnishings … Instructions Concerning The Tabernacle & Related Matters

I Corinthians 6:19a … I Corinthians 6:19 … Fornication & Purity … Moral Disorders in the Church

I Corinthians 5:1 … The Apostolic Ministry … But will death intervene before the advent


Verses 12-16

Verses 12,13 … The Hebrews; The United Kingdom; Promises to David's Line

Hebrews … Abraham & his descendants called … descendants of Heber, or dwellers on other side of Euphrates or passers over. Heber (association, society) the Kenite. Kenites were branch of Midianites & dwelt among the Amalekites (Numbers 24:20,21; Isaiah 15:6), a portion of them followed the Israelites into Canaan (Judges 1:16; 4:11) ... Euphrates; Old Persian, the largest & most important river of Western Asia. …

Verse 14 … Works of God; The Purposes Of God; Men the Instruments of God's Purposes

Verses 15,16 … The Hebrews; The United Kingdom; David's Reign over All, Promised

(I Kings 1:28-39; II Samuel 12:24; Isaiah 46:10)



Monday – February 24, 2014 – The Lord Is King – Psalm 93

Still On The Throne … Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory


Tuesday – February 25, 2014 – You Are My Son – Psalm 2

God's King … Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory … Prophetical, Typical, & Historical Psalm


Wednesday – February 26, 2014 – An Eternal Throne – Psalm 45:1-9

Wedding Song For A King & His Bride … Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory. Prophetical, Typical, & Historical Psalm


Thursday – February 27, 2014 – God's Heritage – Psalm 94:8-15

Warning of God's Covenant Claims, Obeisance & Obedience … Psalm of Supplication: on account of affliction, on account of persecution. Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory. Didactic (instruct/teach) Psalm: Showing the blessings of God's people & the misery of HIS enemies


Friday – February 28, 2014 – God's Steadfast Love & Faithfulness – Psalm 98

In Every Corner Sing, Acclaiming the King, Awaiting the Judge … Psalm of Supplication: Relative to public Worship. Psalm of Gratitude: For mercies, shown to the Church. Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory.


Saturday – March 1, 2014 – The Messiah Will Reign Forever – Revelation 11:15-19

Messiah – Jesus Christ/Yeshua … Seventh Trumpet … The Blowing of The 7th Trumpet – The vision of the Trumpets


Sunday – March 2, 2014 – A Throne Established Forever – II Samuel 7:4-16

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

Monday, January 6, 2014

Living With Justice & Mercy ... 1/5/14 Sunday School Lesson

Sabbath . Cured - Healed . Jesus/Yeshua . Temple . Holy Convocation . Harp - Solemn Sound - Higgaion . Bethesda . Water . 2 Omers . Moses . Holy Sabbath . 2nd Sabbath . Another Sabbath . God . Thanks . Sing Praises . Sabbath Day . morning & every night . My Father . 6 days - 7th day . Commandments - Laws . Children of Israel . Feasts of the Lord - Unleavened Bread . Kings of Judah . throne of David . Horses - Chariots . Land of Benjamin . Burnt Offerings . South . Meat Offerings . Pharisees . Shewbread . Priest . Synagogue . Sunday School Lesson . Luke 6 . John 5


The Sunday School Lesson for 1/5/2014 is shared from: Luke 6:1-11 (Background Scripture: Luke 6:1-47; Devotional Reading: John 5:2-17).

The Sunday School Lesson for 1/12/2014 is shared from Luke 6:17-31 (Background Scripture: Luke 6:17-36; Devotional Reading: Matthew 18:21-35).


Sabbath instituted (Genesis/Bereshith 2:2; Hebrews 4:4) ... Christ the Lord of (Luke 6:5) ... Of the 7th year (Exodus 23:11; Leviticus 25:1) ... Only season of Worship to which the decalogue '10 Commandments' make any reference, & stands 1st among the feasts in Leviticus 23. Strict day of rest.

Cured - Healed ... Restore to Health ... Heal & Worship ... Care for the sick - treat ... Cure ... Made Whole - Spiritual Healing ... Save ... Attention ... Medical Service ... Reaching Completion ... Divinely imparted gifts in the Churches in Apostolic Times.

Holy convocation ... Exodus 12:16; Leviticus 23:24

Harp: Genesis/Bereshith 4:21: I Corinthians 14:7 ... Used in public worship. Played by David. ... Was the national instrument of the Hebrews, & was well known throughout Asia.

Higgaion ... Occur with 'Selah (pause or end - direction to play loud).'

Bethesda (house of mercy - flowing water). Hebrew name of a tank or reservoir, with 5 'porches' close upon the sheep-gate or market in Jerusalem, John 5:2.

Omers, a measure. 1 Omer = 6 pints.

#6 ... suggests incompleteness, in comparison with the perfect #7.

#7 ... full, abundant, completeness.

Commandments - Laws ... Of God given to Adam, promulgated through Moses, preserved in the ark, fulfilled by Christ ...

Unleavened Bread: Exodus 12:39; 13:7; Leviticus 7:132; Numbers 6:10

Judah (praise), son of Jacob ... tribe of, blessed by Moses, they make David king & adhere to his house, Israelites 1st called, Jews derived from 'Judah,'

David (beloved), king, son of Jesse, eats of the shewbread, becomes king of Judah, becomes king of all Israel

Chariots - Horses ... When David defeated the king of northeastern Syria he kept from the slaughter horses enough for a hundred chariots (II Samuel 8:4)

Benjamin (son of the right Hand), youngest son of Jacob, blessed by Moses, the first king chosen from, the tribe of apostle Paul.

Burnt Offerings, law concerning (Leviticus 1:1; 6:8) ... Ezra 8:4; Exodus 18

Meat Offering: Leviticus 2; Numbers 15:9

Pharisee, derived from the Hebrew word meaning 'to separate.' Intolerant of those different from them. A Class among the scribes. Hypocritical in character - sanctimonious in manner. Spiritually proud - without moral excellence.

Shewbread, 'bread of the face,' Presence of God, 'bread of ordering,' 'holy bread,' 12 loaves representing tribes of Israel, were set in order every Sabbath day before the Lord, ' on behalf of the children,' an everlasting Convenant. 'Loaves symbolized sacrifical atonement of the Cross........... Christ - Living Bread - Nourishment of all.

Synagogue, Christ & the apostle Paul taught in ... Captivity led to the institution of the synagogue, or school of religion. As a rule the house was regarded as sacred to God & HIS Worship. Synagogue did not take the place of the Temple.


Luke 6:1-11

Luke 6:1-12 ... Touching the ears of corn that were plucked by the disciples on the Sabbath ... Luke 6:1-12 Christ reproveth the Pharisees' blindness about the observation of the Sabbath, by Scripture, reason, & miracle.

Verses 1-5: Exodus 20; Leviticus 23; Matthew 12; Mark 2; Luke 14; Colossians 2:16

Verses 1-5 ... Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; Christ's Teaching About the Sabbath, The Sabbath for Man, & Not Man for the Sabbath

Luke 6:1 (Matthew 12:1; Mark 2:23) ... Luke 6:2 (Matthew 12:2; Mark 2:24) ... Luke 6:3 (Mark 2:25) ... Luke 6:4 (Matthew 12:4; Mark 2:26) ... Luke 6:5 (Matthew 12:8-10; Mark 2:28)

Luke 6:45 ... Sacred Rites & Forms; Bloodless Sacrifices; The Shewbread, to Be Eaten Only by the Priests

(Deuteronomy 23:24-25; I Samuel 2:1-6 ...Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)


Verses 6-8

Verses 6,7 ... Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; Christ's Teaching About the Sabbath, Works of Necessity & Charity Allowed

Verse 8 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Divinity; Christ Possesses the Attributes of God, Is< Omniscient (Unlimited Knowledge/Insight/Awareness/Understanding) Luke 6:6 (Mark 3:1) ... Luke 6:7 (Matthew 12:10)


Verses 9-11

Verses 9,10 ... Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; Christ's Teachings About the Sabbath, Works of Necessity & Charity Allowed

Verse 11 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Ministry; Christ's Reception by Men, Hated & Persecuted

Luke 6:9 (Matthew 12:12; Luke 3:4) ... Luke 6:10 (Matthew 12:13; Mark 3:5) ... Luke 6:11 (Matthew 12:14; Mark 3:6)


Monday - December 30, 2013 - God Is Still Working - John 5:2-17

The cripple at Bethesda (John 5:1-47)

Jesus on the sabbath day, cureth an impotent man at the pool of Bethesda (John 5:17) the Jews persecute HIM for it: he justifieth HIMSELF


Tuesday - December 31, 2014 - A Day of Thanksgiving - Psalm/Tehillim 92:1-8

Psalm of Supplication: Relative to public Worship ... Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory ... Didactic Psalm: Showing the blessings of God's people & the misery of HIS enemies ... Didactic (Instruct/Teach/Information)

New Year's Eve


Wednesday - January 1, 2014 - A Day of Rest - Exodus 16:22-30

Quails & manna are sent. The manna was not to be found on the Sabbath (Exodus 16:11-31).

Food Miraculously Provided (Exodus 15:22-16:36)

New Year's Day ... Another Year - Praise The Lord


Thursday - January 2, 2014 - A Day of Remembrance - Deuteronomy 5:11-15

God & HIS People (Deuteronomy 5:1-11:32)

The 10 Commandments (Deuteronomy 5:6-21)


Saturday - January 4, 2014 - A Holy Day - Jeremiah 17:19-27

6th message: the outcome of sin (Jeremiah 17:1-27)

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

In God alone is sure Salvation (Jeremiah 17:12-27)


Friday - January 3, 2014 - A Holy Convocation - Leviticus 23:1-8

Sabbath (Leviticus 23:1-8)

Passover & Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:4-8)

Of sundry (various) feasts. The Sabbath. The Passover (Leviticus 23:1-25)


Sunday - January 5, 2014 - Lord of the Sabbath - Luke 6:1-11

Miracles & discourses (Luke 5:1-6:11) ... The Return To Galilee (Luke 4:14-8:56)


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible, KJV Special arrangement N.T., Vine's Expository Dictionary Of O.T. & N.T. Words, Zondervan Bible Commentay & Merriam Webster's Deluxe Dictionary 10th Collegiate Edition








Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Dreams Come True ... 12/29/2013 Sunday School Lesson

Circumcising . JESUS/Yeshua . purification . turtle doves . young pigeons . Luke 2 . Lamb . burnt offering . sin offering . Tabernacle . atonement . Promises . Comfort (Comforter/Holy Ghost) . far/north/west/Sinim . sing/singing . mercy . Jerusalem . Simeon . Israel . Holy Ghost . spirit . Temple . east . child Jesus . Salvation . Gentiles . Joseph & HIS Mother, Mary . Anna/prophetess . tribe of Aser . fasting & prayers . thanks . Redemption . Leviticus 12 . Isaiah 40 . Isaiah 49 . Isaiah 42 . Sunday School Lesson


The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Luke 2:25-38 (Background Scripture: Luke 2:21-40; Devotional Message: Isaiah 49:8-13).

Circumcision, of Jesus/Yeshua (Luke 2:21), ye shall cut foreskin (Genesis/Bereshith 17:11)

JESUS (Joshua, Jeshua), Joshua (Jehovah is Salvation); Eternal Life only comes by/through Jesus.

purification, laws concerning (Leviticus 13-16), of women (Leviticus 12; Luke 2:22)

turtle doves, used for offerings. Could not be obtained during the winter, when the dove or young wild pigeon could be had.

pigeon,as an offering (Leviticus 1:14;12:6;Luke 2:24)

Lamb, for sacrifices

burnt offerings, law concerning (Leviticus 1:1;6:8); make an atonement for sin ... music with (Numbers 10:10)

sin offering, ordinances concerning (Leviticus 12:6-8); Temporary (Daniel 11:31;Hebrews 9-10)

Tabernacle, the dwelling or headquarters of Moses, & the public place where the public business of the nation was transacted ... An exact of the whole structure & all its appointments was shows to him by God in Mount sinai, & he was commanded to entrust the execution of the mechanical part of the work to Bezaleel, of the tribe of Judah, & Aholiab, of the tribe of Dan, who were the most skillful workmen in the nation.

atonement, made by Christ (Romans 3:24;II Corinthians 5:18; Hebrews 9:28); commemorated in the Lord's Supper (Matthew 26:26;I Corinthians 11:23)

Holy Ghost, Comforter, God

Sinim, a remote eastern land, perhpas China

sing/singing, psalmody, service of song, Jewish, & Christian & Spiritual Songs

mercy is the act of God. Pray boldly for mercy, ask for mercy for one another. God is merciful, so we should show mercy to one another. God has provided Salvation for all men (male/female).

Simeon (hearing), blesses Christ

Spirit, of God, the Holy Spirit, or Holy Ghost

Temple, symbolcial of the body of Christ; of God & Holy Ghost - Christians are; house of God: ... Building not large, but magnificent & costly; made of stone & cedar, & decorated lavishly with gold & precious stones. Consistecd of 4 parts. The Porch, facing the east.

Salvation, only comes from Jesus/Yeshua.

Gentiles (not Jews), origin of (Genesis/Bereshith 10:5); Christ made known to (Colossians 1:27); their conversion predicted (Iaiah 42:1;49:6;Luke 2:32)

Joseph, husband of the Virgin Mary

HIS Mother, Mary (Miriam), the Virgin, mother of Jesus/Yeshua

Anna, Grecized form of 'Hannah,' a prophetess

tribe of Aser - Asher (Happy One)

fasting & prayer, but by prayer & fasting (Matthew 17:21;Mark 9:29) ... fasting (voluntary abstinence from food) ... prayer (to ask, communciate with God; make request; to call to one's aid; Intercession, offered in the name of the JESUs; faith is essential to prayer.

thanks, gratitude; thankfulness; ... to acknowledge fully, to celebrate fully in praise with thanksgiving is used of Anna in Luke 2:38

Redemption, by Christ, through Christ's Blood

Promises: Isaiah 40:1,2 (Pardon for Iniquities & Sins) .. Isaiah 49:9b,10 (Food Provided for the Lord's Children) ... Isaiah 42:6 (Health & Healing & Pardon for Iniquities & Sins) ... Healing can be Supernatural (Divine), by rest, exercise, nutrition, professional medical aids & all Christians will have perfect bodies in Heaven.


Luke 2:21-39 (The circumcision & presentation of Jesus/Yeshua)

Luke 2:25-38

Verses 25-27

Verses 25,26 ... Jesus Christ; Prophecies Concerning Christ; Birth

Verse 27 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; Appearance in the Temple

(John 14:16 ... Reference Scripture in Sunday School book)


Verses 28-32 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Lfie; Appearance in the Tmeple

Luke 2:32 (Isaiah 49:6; Acts 13:47)


Christian Books of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ birth, early life and Ministry









Verses 33-38

Verse 33 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; Fame Among the People

Verse 34 ... Jesus Christ; Prophecies Concerning Christ; Figurative Prophecies, Stumbling-Stone

Verse 35 ... Jesus Christ; Prophecies Concerning Christ; Death

Verse 36 ... Mediums & Methods of Revelation; Prophetesses; By Vocation

Verse 37 ... The Family; Widows & Orphans; Widows to Be Honored, if Widows Indeed, A Notable Example

Verse 38 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Ministry; Christ's Reception by Men; The Ministry of Women

(John 19:25; Matthew 27:38-43)Judges 4:4; Acts 21:9)



Christian Books & Bibles with the names of Jesus in Hebrew and Aramaic



Monday - December 23, 2013 - Parents Committed to the Law - Luke 2:21-24

HIS Circumcision. Christ is circumcised. Mary purified.


Tuesday - December 24, 2013 - Circumcising on the Eighth Day - Leviticus 12:1-5

Leviticus 12 (Worship of God - Positive safeguard to health) ... The purification of a woman after childbirth.

December 24, 2013 - Christmas Eve


Wednesday - December 25, 2013 - Offering a Sacrifice to the Lord - Leviticus 12:6-8

Her offerings for her purifying.

Christmas Day.


Thursday - December 26, 2013 - Consolation for Israel - Isaiah 40:1-5

God sends comforts to HIS people. Preaching of John the Baptist.


Friday - December 27, 2013 - The Lord's Comfort & Compassion - Isaiah 49:8-13

HE is sent to the Gentiles. God's love to the Church perpetual. (perpetual: continuing forever/Eternal)


Saturday - December 28, 2013 - A Light to the Nations - Isaiah 42:1-7

Office of Christ: God's promise to HIm


Sunday - December 29, 2013 - Jesus presentation in the Temple - Luke 2:25-38

Mary purified. Simeon & Anna prophecy of Christ.


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopeida/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Special Arrangement N.T. Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible, KJV New Devotional & Explanatory Family bible, Vine's Expository Dictionary of O.T. & N.t. Words, The Strongest Strong's Concordance Of The bible & Merriam Webster's Deluxe Dictionary 10th Collegiate Edition

Friday, September 27, 2013

Getting It Right ... 8/25/2013

Sabbath . Tyre . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson for 8/25/2013 is shared from Nehemiah 13:15-22 (Background Scripture: Nehemiah 13:4-31; Devotional Reading: Mark 2:23-27)

Sabbath ... It's maintenance as a strict day of rest was insisted on even in the 'earning time' & harvest" (Exodus 34:21).

During the Greek & Roman periods, when,27).synagogue worship became established among all the Jewish settlements throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, & Europe, the reading of the Jewish Scriptures became the regular characteristics feature of Sabbath ritual.

The early Christians, most of whom were Jews, kept the 7th day as a sabbath, but since the resurrection of our/their Lord was the most blessed day in their lives, they began very early alsot to meet for worship on the first day of the week (Acts 2:1),& designated it as the Lord's day. As the split between the Jews & Christians came gradually to meet for worship on the Lord's day & gave up the observance of the 7th day.

Tyre .. Tyre or Tyrus (rock), an ancient city of Phoenicia, covering 100 acres on an island, & having two parts of 12 acres each; (was also a town of 3,000 inhabitants) (Christ's visits coasts of: Matthew 15:21; Paul lands at: Acts 21:3; & its fall/wealth: Ezekiel 26:7).


Nehemiah 13:13-22 ... The violation of the sabbath ... Nehemiah 13: Upon the reading of the law separation is made from the mixed multitude. Nehemiah reforms the offices in the house of God. The violation of the sabbath, etc.

Nehemiah 13:15-16 ... Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; The Seventh Day, Sabbath Desecration in the Time of Nehemiah ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Administration of Nehemiah, An End Put to the Desecration of the Sabbath

(Exodus 20:8-11; Ezra 10:31 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)


Nehemiah 13:17-19

Verses 17,18,19 ... Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; The Seventh Day, A Stop Pit to It ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Administration of Nehemiah, An End Put to the Desecration of the Sabbath


Nehemiah 13:20-22 ... Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; The Seventh Day, A Stop Put to It ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Administration of Nehemiah, An End Put to Desecration of the sabbath

Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; Christ's Teachings About the Sabbath, The Sabbath Made for Man, & Not Man for the Sabbath (Matthew 12:1-5,7; Mark 2:23-27; Luke 6:1-5)

Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; Christ's Teaching About the Sabbath, Works of Necessity & Charity Allowed (Mathew 2:10-12; Luke 6:6,7,9,10; 10:13,14,15; John 7:22,23)

Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; The Lord's Day, Observed From the First By the Christian Church (Acts 20:7,8; I Corinthians 16:1,2; Revelation 1:10,12)

Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; The Lord's Day, Diligence Enjoined (Hebrews 10:25)

Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; The Lord's Day, The Jewish Sabbath Also Observed (Acts 13:42-44; 16:13; 17:2; 18:4)





Monday - August 19, 2013 - A Sabbath to the Lord - Exodus 16:13-26

Quails & manna are sent. The manna was not to be found on the sabbath ... From Egypt to Sinai (Exodis 132:1-18:27) Food Miraculously Provided (Exodus 15:22-16:30)


Tuesday - August 20, 2013 - Keep the Sabbath Holy - Exodus 31:12-18

Of the sabbath. Moses receiveth the two tables ... Instructions Concerning The Tabernacle & Related Matters (Exodus 25:1-31:18) Miscellaneous Instructions (Exodus 30:1-31:18)


Wednesday - August 21, 2013 - Honoring the Sabbath - Isaiah 58:9c-14

Promises to godliness, & to a due observance of the sabbath ... The Return Of The Exiles (Isaiah 40:1-66:24) Judah after the return (Isaiah 56:1-6:24) Fasting & sabbath observance (Isaiah 58:1-14


Friday - August 23, 2013 - Doing Good on the Sabbath - Mark 3:1-6

Christ healeth the withered hand ... The Galilean Ministry (Mark 1:14-7:23)


Thursday - August 22, 2013 - The Lord of the Sabbath - Mark 2:23-27

Christ healeth one sick of the palsy, etc. ... Galilean Ministry (Mark 1:14-7:23)


Saturday - August 24, 2013 - Restoring the Sanctity of the Temple - Nehemiah 13:4-14


Sunday - August 25, 2013 - Restoring the Sanctity of the Sabbath - Nehemiah 13:15-22


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



Generous Gifts ... 7/28/2013

Sherebiah . Hashabiah . talents . Ezra . Gospel of Mark . Gold . Silver . Tabernacle . Temple . Zerubbabel . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson for 7/28/2013 is shared from Ezra 8:24-30 (Devotional Reading: Mark 12:38-44)

Sherebiah (glow of Jehovah), Ezra 8:18

Hashabiah & Hashabnah (Jehovah provides), Nehemiah 10:11, 25


talents:

Old Hebrew Money:

Talent of silver 3000 (shekels)
1500 Dollars 00 Cents 0 Mills

Talent; 654,000 grains or 93 pounds 12 oz


Talent of Greek (Attic) Coins & Their Value In American Money:

Talent of Silver 936 Dollars 00 Cents 0 Mills

Talent of Gold 9360 Dollars 00 Cents 0 Mills





Ezra 8:24-25 ... Sacred Rites & Forms; Dedication Gifts For Tabernacle & Temple; The Contributions for Zerubbabel's Temple ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Mission of Ezra, Commits the Treasures & Sacred Vessels to the Custody of the Priests

(Jeremiah 29:10 ... Reference Scripture in the Sunday School Book)


Ezra 8:26-27 ... Sacred Rites & Forms; Dedication Gifts For Tabernacle & Temple; The Contribution for Zerubbabel's Temple ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Mission of Ezra, Commits the Treasures & Sacred Vessels to the Custody of the Priests

(Leviticus 27:30b)


Ezra 8:28-30 ... Sacred Rites & Forms; Dedication Gifts For Tabernacle & Temple; The Contribution for Zerubbabel's Temple ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Mission of Ezra, Commits the Treasures & Sacred Vessels to the Custody of the Priests


Monday - July 22, 2013 - A Single Offering for All Time - Hebrews 10:1-14

The law sacrifices ineffectual to take away sins. By the offering of Christ's body once for all we obtain perfect remission.


Tuesday - July 23, 2013 - Stirred Hearts with Willing Spirits - Exodus 35:20-29

The readiness of the people to offer


Wednesday - July 24, 2013 - Bringing Offerings before the Lord - Numbers 7:1-6

The princes of offerings


Thursday - July 25, 2013 - Contributing Tithes & Offerings - II Chronicles 31:2-10

The people forward in destroying idolatory


Friday - July 26, 2013 - More important than offerings & Sacrifices - Mark 12:28-34

Touching the paying of tribute. Resolveth the scribe, who questioned of the first commandment.


Saturday - July 27, 2013 - The Gift of a Poor Widow - Mark 12:38-44


Sunday - July 28,2013 - The Offering for God's House - Ezra 8:24-30


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

Preparing for a Journey ... 7/21/2013

fasting . prayer . Ahava . Ezra . Haggai . Zechariah . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson for July 21, 2013 is shared from Ezra 8:21-23 (Devotional Reading: II Chronicles 7:12-18)

Now, remember that the dates I have used in this study came from my KJV Bible, for I have no teaching/training from Theology/Seminary.

fasting (self-denial)abstain from food/entertainment or plain diet. (If an individual is on a special diet or medication, I would highly recommend consulting with your medical provider). Examples of fast proclaimed: Ezra 8:21; Joel 2:15; 8:21; Esther 4:16; I Kings 19:8 ... fasting turned into gladness: Zechariah 8:19 ... of Moses twice for 40 days: Exodus 24:18; 34:28 ...true & false fast: Matthew 6:16

prayer ... communicate/communion with God. Prayer commanded: Isaiah 55:6 ...encouragement to. Zechariah 13:9 ... God hears & answers prayers: Psalm/Tehillm 145:18 ... through Christ: Ephesians 2:18 ...

Ezra 8-10 narrates the 2nd migration from Babylon under Ezra, in the 7th year of Artaxerxes Longimanus (458-457 B.C.), includes Ezra's prayer & confession.

Haggai, the prophet was a contemporary of Zerubbabel, "the governor of Judah," with whom he returned to Jerusalem ... Chapters 2:10-19 from the 24th day of the ninth month Jehovah (God) promises to bless His people with fruitful seasons.

Ahava or Ivah, name of a canal or river, Ezra 8:15

Zechariah he prophesied in the 2nd & 4th years of Darius Hystaspes (B.C. 520 & 518) (Chapters 1:1, 7; 7:1), & was associated with the prophet Haggai *Ezra 5:1; 6:14)





Ezra 8:21 ... Sacred Seasons; Occasional Fast & Feast Days, Public Fast, Ezra's Before The Return from the Captivity ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine (Then)/Holy Land (Now); Mission of Ezra 458 B.C. Halts 3 Days at Ahava, & Keeps a Fast ... A fast proclaimed

(Ezra 8:21, 31; Judges 20:26; I Samuel 7:6; Joel 1:14 ... Reference Scriptures from Sunday School Book)


Ezra 8:22 ... Sacred Seasons; Occasional Fast & Feast Days; Public Fast, Ezra's Before the Return from the Captivity ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Mission of Ezra, Halt 3 Days at Ahava, & Keeps a Fast ... He keepeth a fast

Ezra 8:23 ... Sacred Seasons; Occasional Fast & Feast Days; Public Fasts, Ezra's Before the Return from the Captivity ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again in Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Mission of Ezra 458 B.C., Halts 3 Days at Ahava, & Keeps a Fast

(Zechariah 7:8-14; Ephesians 2:18)


II Chronicles 7:12-18 ... God appeareth to Solomon giveth him promises upon condition ... Verses 12,13,14: Pardon for Sins & Iniquities Promised.


Monday - July 15, 2013 - Humbly Calling on God - II Chronicles 7:12-18


Tuesday - July 16, 2013 - Beseeching God's Answer to Prayer - Psalm/Tehillim 69:9-18

David prays in affliction. Psalm of Supplication: on account of affliction. Prophetical, Typical & Historical Psalm


Wednesday - July 17, 2013 - Humble & Contrite in Spirit - Isaiah 66:1-4

God will be served in humble sincerity. Verse 2: The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered (prosperity means different things to different individuals). Verse 2: Pardon for Sins & Iniquities Promised.


Thursday - July 18, 2013 - Fasting Directed to God - Matthew 6:16-18 ... Verses 4,6: The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered


Friday - July 19, 2013 - Studying & Keeping the Law - Ezra 7:1-10

Ezra goes up to Jerusalem


Saturday - July 20, 2013 - Securing Servants for the Temple - Ezra 8:15-20l

He (Ezra) sends to Iddo for ministers for the temple service


Sunday - July 21, 2013 - Praying for God's Protection - Ezra 8:21-23 ... Verse 22: The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered ... Verse 22: Whosoever Will May Be Saved


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible, KJV The SouthWestern Co. & Strongs Strongest's Exhaustive Concordance To The Bible

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Biblical Teaching: Biz & Affairs ... Decisions & Plans



Godly Worldview . Ideas . Ventures. Business . Proverbs/Mishle/Mashal . Solomon . Poor/Poverty . Temple . Tabernacle . Festival/Feast of Tabernacle . Abraham . Lydia

Through this article there are about seven excerpts from some books that I shared on June 6, 2013 with a small Church.


Proverbs 16:3; 17:8,23; 18:16; 19:21: 28:8

Proverbs 16:3 ... The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered (Prosperity means different things to different individuals) ... Man Redeemed; Faith; The Duty of Believing

Proverbs 18:16 ... Civil & Social Life; Manners & Customs; Gifts, Their Use


Proverbs 17:8,23

Verse 8 ... Civil & Social Life; Manners & Customs; Gifts, Their Use

Verse 23 ... Civil & Social Life; Manners & Customs; Gifts, Their Abuse


Proverbs 19:21 ... Works Of God; God's Providence In Man's Temporal Affairs; God Overrules Human Designs


Proverbs 28:8 ... Prosperity in Business .... Industrial Employments & Products; Trade & Commerce; Usury Forbidden (usury: act or practice of lending money at interest, esp., at an exorbitant rate).

Book of Proverbs 'Hebrew' title is 'Mishle,' the singular of which is 'mashal,' usually translated "proverb."


John 12:8 ... (Deuteronomy 15:11; Matthew 26:11) ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Ministry; His Ascension

Poor/Poverty ... Kindness to (Psalm/Tehillim 82:3-4; Proverbs/Mishle 22:22) ... By the apostle Paul (Romans 15:25) ... Churches at Macedonia & Achaia (Acts 11:29-30) ... The good Samaritan (Luke 10:33,35) ... Christian Church at Jerusalem ( Acts 6:1).


Abraham (Abram) (father of a multitude) called by God, & sent to Canaan (Genesis 12:1-5) ... blessed by Melchizedek, king of Salem (Genesis 14:19; Hebrews 7:1).

Sowing & Reaping ... Hebrews 7:1-2; Malachi 3:10-12; Galatians 6:7-10; Luke 6:38



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Leaders Read, They are Managers, Speakers, Stewards in Service, Writers & they use Digital (Internet) Avenues. And yes there are pros and cons. Leadership is about Character. If you don't enjoy writing you will not be good at blogging. (25 Principles For Leadership That Matters by Dr. R. Albert Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary).



Millionaire Mindset not based on Hollywood ... 29% stumbled across a great opportunity, 27% discovered after trial & error, 12% disliked or lost previous job, 2% discovered at Franchise Fair. 52% Attend religious services, 47% pray & 22% Bible/Devotional reading. Their spouses: down to earth, traditional values, patient & understanding. (The Millionaire Mind by Dr. Thomas J. Stanley, author, lecturer, & researcher who studied the affluent since 1973).


Chapter 11: Empowerment & Enfranchised ... (SHAPE) Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality & Experiences were given to us before we were born. Leutrell 'Mike" Osborne Sr. in the last 25 years, have increased his core competency talents. He developed a third core competency leading the (SBA) Small Business Administration. In 1984, he quit the C.I.A. after 26 years to become an entrepreneur working as an international food broker. (And yes, I have a autographed copy of his books .... Black Man In The C.I.A. by Leutrell M. Osborne Sr.)


Solomon (peaceful), King of Israel (II Samuel 12:24; I Chronicles 28:9,29) asks of God wisdom (I Kings 3:5; 4:29: II Chronicles 1:7) ... build the temple (II Chronicles 3-5) ... visited by the queen of Sheba (II Chronicles 9; Matthew 6:29; Mathew 12:42)

Temple ... built about B.C. 970, standing until B.C. 587, destroyed by the Babylonians (II Kings 25:8,9) ... Zerubbabel's Temple (Ezra 3:8) ... decrees of Cyrus & Darius for rebuilding (Ezra 6:3,13) ... Christ drives out buyers & sellers (Matthew 21:12; Luke 19:45) ... symbolical of the body of Christ (John 2:19-21) ... of God & Holy Ghost, Christians are (II Corinthians 6:16)

Tabernacle/Mischan ... its construction (Exodus 25-27; 36-38; 40) ... typical (Hebrews 8:2; 9:2) ... The First Tabernacle was doubtless the dwelling or headquarters of Moses, & the place where the public business of the nation was transacted.

Festival/Feast of Tabernacles (Hebrew) great feasts or festivals in the Jewish Year. Tabernacles was in the fall. There were also three lesser feasts. Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:25; John 7:37,38; John 8:12)


Lydia of Thyatira (Acts 16:14,40) ... a country of Asia (Ezekiel 30:5) ... She was a seller of purple (costliness) Purple between crimson & violet (Exodus 25:4; 26:36; Judges 8:26; II Chronicles 2:14)

Lydians ... A country of people in the N. Africa or Asia Minor (Isaiah 66:19; Jeremiah 46:9)

Purple, Red, Crimson, & Scarlet: Of conquest, Types & shadows of the Atonement, of iniquity, of prosperity (Isaiah 63:2; Revelation 12:3; Hebrew 9:19-23; Isaiah 63:1-3; Isaiah 1:18; Revelation 17:3-4; Proverbs/Mishle 31:21; II Samuel 1:24)


Day 289: Most people want instant success. God promotes with precision & judges your heart. When God promotes; He will sustain. God has to establish your roots so you/I can be strong when the storm comes. Being a servant first allows your roots to be established so you will know what to do once appointed a king! (Getting To The Root of Your Problem by Dr. Rico D. Short, Endodontist or Root Canal Specialist to the Stars, Celebrities, Actors, Producers, Writers, Comedians, TV Anchors, Sports Athletes, & Music Artists).


America's Family Financial Expert on Debt: When Ellie Kay & her husband married they were in $40,000 consumer debt & within 2 1/2 years they were debt free & haven't looked back since. This is my goal. (The Debt Diet: An Easy - To - Follow Plan to Shed Debt & Trim Spending by Ellie Kay, America's Family Financial Expert).


How To Protect Financial Data (Chapter 9) ... Various options you can use to protect your Financial Information data & files. Bonus CD-Rom included. (Financial Statements.xls: A Step by Step Guide to creating Financial Statements using Microsoft Excel by Joseph Rubin, CPA).


Free & A Word of Caution ... Some of the Internet's best promotional opportunities are FREE. Good ideas have been stolen from naive, cash-starved individuals by those possessing a lack or scruples & the where-withal to capitalize upon them. This is book is for anyone (for he states the only color that anyone should be interested in is 'green') but especially for Blacks/African Americans for he knows their struggles. (The Complete Startup Guide for the Black Entrepreneur by Bill Boudreaux, MBA, CPA).


Scripture Reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Reference Edition Bible, The New Devotional & Practical Family Bible (copyright 1879 by J.R. Jones), & Reader's Digest Oxford Complete WordFinder

Friday, May 31, 2013

Books of Ezra & Nehemiah ... 6/30/1203 - 7/25/2013 .. Sunday School Lessons




Ezra 3,6,8, Nehemiah 8,9,12,13, Sunday School Lesson, Jews, Sheshbazzar, Zerubbabel, Joshua, high priest, Cyrus, Temple, Darius, Joshua, Babylon, Ezra's prayer,Confession, Religion, restoration, Law, Feast of Tabernacle, Levites, Covenant, Jerusalem, dedication,abuses

My Sunday School Lesson is coming from the Books of Ezra & Nehemiah starting June 30,2013 - August 25, 2013.

These books were regarded in ancient times as one.

They may be divided into four parts: 1. Ezra 1-6 describes the first return of the Jews under Sheshbazzar or Zerubbabel and Joshua, the high priest, in the first year of Cyrus (536 B.C.), and the rebuilding of the temple (516 B.C.)... 2. Ezra 7-10 narrates the second migration from Babylon under Ezra, in the seventh year of Artaxerxes Longimaus (458-457 B.C.), and includes Ezra's prayer and confession.

Nehemiah 8-13 describes the combined efforts of Ezra & Nehemiah to effect the restoration of religion,including the solemn reading of the Law, the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles, the confession of the Levites, a list of the inhabitants of Jerusalem and other cities, the dedication of the walls, and the removal of certain abuses.


Sunday - June 30, 2013 - Celebrating What Is Meaningful - Ezra 3:1-7

Commencement Of The Rebuilding Of The Temple (Ezra 3:1-4:24)



Sunday - July 7, 2013 - Finding Joy in Restoration - Ezra 3:8-13



Sunday - July 14, 2013 - Celebrating with Joy - Ezra 6:13-22

Completion Of The Rebuilding Of The Temple (Ezra 5:1-6:2)


Sunday - July 21, 2013 - Preparing for a Journey - Ezra 8:21-23

Return of More Jewish Exiles Under Ezra (Ezra 7:1-8:36)


July 28, 2013 - Generous Gifts - Ezra 8:24-30


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Sunday - August 4, 2013 - Great Rejoicing - Nehemiah 8:13-18

The Reading & Exposition Of The Law (Nehemiah 7:73b-8:18)


August 11, 2013 - Admitting Shortcomings - Nehemiah 9:2,6-7, 9-10, 30-36

The Renewal Of The Covenant (Nehemiah 9:1-1039)


August 18, 2013 - Taking Pride in Accomplishment - Nehemiah 12:27-36;38,43

The Dedication Of Jerusalem's Walls (Nehemiah 12:27-43)


August 25, 2013 - Getting It Right - Nehemiah 13:15-22

Nehemiah's Second Period of Administration (Nehemiah 13:1-31)


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