Saturday, November 30, 2013

Surprised & Expectant ... 12/1/2013 Sunday School Lesson

Psalm/Tehillim . Maschil . Gospel of Luke . David (King) . Horn . Salvation . Father/God . Lord . Covenant . Promises . Israel . Egypt . Nations . gods (Little 'g') . Pray/Prayer . Ahaz (King) . Virgin . Espoused . Immanuel . butter/honey . house of David (royal household) . Elisabeth . Mary . Holy Ghost . angel Gabriel . Galilee . Nazareth . Joseph . Jesus . Son of God . Juda . Zacharias . II Samuel . Isaiah 7 . Sunday School Lesson

. Advent Season

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Luke 1:26-40 (Background Scripture: Luke 1:26-45; Devotional Reading: Psalm 89:1-7).

Machil, Maskil (instructing) Psalm/Tehillim 89

David (beloved), King, son of Jesse, Prophecies connected with Psalm 89.

Horn (metaphorically to signify strength & honor/type of victory).

Salvation, to be wrought out with fear & trembling (Philippians 2:12). Only through Jesus Christ (John 3:16).

Promises: Psalm 89:4 Health & Healing ... Psalm 89:21,22,23 Victory over enemies & trouble ... Psalm 89:28 The Upright are Blessed & Prosperous ... Psalm 89:29 Blessing on Children, Relatives & Friends ... Matthew 1 Pardon for Sins & Iniquities (Healing can come supernaturally/by exercise & nutrition/by rest/by medical care & supervision/God will give Christians/Believers new perfect bodies in Heaven) ... (Prosperity does not always mean material blessings - it can mean different things for different individuals).

Ahaz (possesor), King of Judah, refuses to ask for a sign (Isaiah 7).

Virgin, Christ born of, Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:27.

Espoused, promise in marriage, Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:27; 2:5, to woo & win with reference to the Virgin Mary.

Immanuel (God with us).

Elisabeth, Grecized form of 'Elishaba, God her oath,' mother of John the Baptist.

Mary (Miriam), the Virgin, mother of Jesus.

Holy Ghost. As a Spirit (Eternal) The Teacher. The Comforter. Appoints Ministers where to preach the Gospel, HE teaches & Commissions HIS servants. Emblems of The Holy Spirit. Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Gabriel (hero of God), archangel.

Galilee (circuit district), prophecy concerning.

Nazareth (twig, brushwood), in Isaiah connected with the word "branch." Low cliff above the town is probably the site of the attempt to precipitate Christ.

Joseph, husband of the Virgin.

Jesus (Joshua, Jeshua) Saviour - Son of God. Joshua (Jehovah is Salvation).

Juda, Judah (Jews - Israelites first called).

Zacharias, father of John the Baptist.

Biblical Maps of Galilee and Nazareth

Advent (period between 4 Sundays before Christmas observed by some Christmas as a season of prayer & fasting).

Luke 1:26-40

Verses 26-30 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; As Recorded by Luke

Matthew 1 (The genealogy of Jesus Christ: Mary's miraculous conception; Jesus is born; HIS names).

Verses 31-33

Verse 31 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; As Recorded by Luke

Verses 32,33 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Divinity; Is Called Lord

Verses 34-40

Verses 24,35,38 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; As Recorded by Luke

Verse 35 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Divinity; Is Called the Son of God

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

Verse 36 ... The Family; Parents & Children; Barrenness, Miraculously Removed ... Miracles; Supernatural Bodily Gifts & Deprivations; Gift or Denial of Children ... Christ's Birth: Recorded by Matthew & Luke.

Verse 37 ... God; Attributes of God As Person; Omnipotence (unlimited authority/power)

Verses 39,40 ... Civil & Social Life; Manners & Customs; Visiting, & Returning Home

(Isaiah 55:8; Luke 1:37 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)

Monday - November 25, 2013 - A Covenant with David - Psalm 89:1-7

The psalmist praises God for HIS care of the Church. Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite (Psalm 89)

Tuesday - November 26, 2013 - God's Faithfulness & Steadfast Love - Psalm 89:19-24

Wednesday - November 27, 2013 - The Highest of Earthly Kings - Psalm 89:26-34

Thursday - November 28, 2013 - A Promise for a Distant Future - II Samuel 7:18-29

David's Prayer & Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day

Friday - November 29, 2013 - A Child Named Immanuel - Isaiah 7:10-15

Ahaz, having liberty to choose a sign, & refusing, hath for a sign, Christ promiseth. ... Ahaz comforted by Isaiah. Christ promised.

Saturday - November 30, 2013 - Elisabeth Blessing - Luke 1:41-45

Of Christ ... and of Christ. The prophecy of Elisabeth, & of Mary, concerning Christ (Luke 1:26-56).

Sunday - December 1, 2013 - The Announcement to Mary - Luke 1:26-40

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

Holy Spirit Led Prayers .... Book Review

Book Review . Holy Spirit led Prayers. Pray . Prayers . God . JEHOVAH . Jehovah Rapha . Jehovah Shalom . Jehovah Jireh . Lord . Jesus

I would highly recommend a study of The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit so you will better be able to fully appreciate this book.

Dr. H. L. Wilmington & Olabisi Obideyi

My pastor conducted a study with us from around December 2012/January 2013 - November 2013 in this area. I also studied on The Holy Spirit for a quarter in 2007 with our Church.

Now, do I always listen and wait on the The Holy Spirit to lead me and guide me? No, but I am doing better.

This book contains Scriptures from the Old and New Testament such as: Matthew, Psalm, Revelation, I & II Chronicles, Isaiah, Luke, Jeremiah, Job, Nehemiah, I Corinthians, Romans, Titus, John, Deuteronomy, Ephesians, Mark, Hebrews, I John, Lamentations, Daniel, I & II Samuel, Colossians, Genesis, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, Numbers, Philippians, Zechariah, II Corinthians, Exodus, Jude, and Acts of the Apostles.

Prayer is the only effective secret spiritual weapon that can protect us against the wicked will and intentions of the fallen angels and no man can have this power except that they are in perfect unity with the Holy Spirit.

When you pray, don't be like the hypocrites that love to be seen and heard of men. (Matthew 6:5).

Books by Cindy Jacobs, Olabisi Obideyi, Eddie Smith, Alice Smith

To have use of God's power and authority we must have a personal relationship with HIM. We must obey and abide in God's Word.

Through Christ's perfect atonement of our sins, we acquire benefit of reconciliation with the Holy Spirit of God when we repent from our sins.

There is only One True God and One Mediator between man and God and this is Jesus Christ. As true children of God, we do not just call upon the Name of God when we want something from HIM, we call on HIM to worship, praise and reverence HIS Name which is above all other names.

God's Resurrection answer for mankind came in the form of Jesus Christ. We obtain resurrection power through Christ's death on the Cross and HIS subsequent Resurrection. God's Word is life and truth and Christ as the True Word of God revealed as the Resurrection and life and no man is alive in their soul without the living Christ dwelling in their spirit.

You must acknowledge Christ (Romans 3:23), Confess (I John 1:9), Repent (Mark 1:15), and Believe (John 3:16; Acts 16:29-34) that Christ is the Risen Saviour and Died for ALL Mankind and Sits at the Right Hand of God.

Oh, Lord my King how mighty is Your Name.

Your Spirit is Holy and Your Goodness endures forever.

You are the Great I AM, the Hope and strength of the weak.

You are JEHOVAH Rapha my Healer.

You are JEHOVAH Shalom my Peace.

You are JEHOVAH Jireh my Provider.

You are my Joy, my Power and my Shield. You have ALL Power and Authority, KNOW ALL, SEE ALL, and Present Everywhere At The Same Time.

Feed me daily with your Word and cover my soul with Your Protective Shield and Light.

Protect me daily with the Redemption, Atonement and Remission Power that is in the Blood of Jesus.

Renew my mind daily with Your knowledge of life and enrich my soul with Your wisdom.

Break every yoke of sinful relationships and destroy every ungodly contract of the enemy.

Remove every obstacle from my way and bring down every Goliath spirit seeking to prevent me from occupying the kingship position you have destined and ordained me to occupy.

By Power and Authority of God, I possess all the possessions destined for my use on earth.

Replace blindness with Your Supernatural Vision. Replace loss with Eternal profits and gains.

Prompt me daily with Your Divine Love and teach me to joyfully thank, praise and worship You All the days of my life.

Prevent me from falling into the enemy's wicked trap and equip me in Your Divine Wisdom to always rise above the wiles of the devil.

Help me to avoid corrupt communications and order my will to operate in Your Perfect Will.

Deliver me from foolish ideas and stimulate my mind with Your Perfect thoughts.

You are my healer who healed all my infirmities and in You no sickness shall have power or dominion over me. Lord Jesus You Are my King and Ruler and in You only I am assured of Eternal Life of rest, peace and everlasting joy.

Your Goodness and Mercies follows me everywhere I go and I am forever highly favored and blessed.

Favour me in my daily trials and overcome negative natural circumstances for me with Your Power.

Nullify the evil terms and conditions of dead covenants and segregate me completely from poisonous dead end flesh relationships.

By Your Grace You gave Jacob a Ladder to heaven and through Your Heavenly Ladder You placed his children in line of Your Heavenly inheritance Will. By Your Grace You delivered Israel from Egypt and turned their enemies into dust for them to trample on, and parted the Red Sea for them and met their needs in the wilderness.

You Magnified Joshua for Israel to see that just as You were with Moses so are you with him. By Your Grace, You transported Elijah from earth to heaven with Your Chariot of fire. By Your Grace, You Promised Esther, Daniel, Gideon and the likes of them - in the land of their captivity and through Your Work of Grace upon their life the ungodly testified to the fact that their God is indeed the Only One and True God. By Your Grace, You removed the veil cover of darkness from the eyes of Saul and changed him from Saul the persecuted to Paul the faithful servant. By Your Grace You gave him knowledge of Your Saviour and Resurrection.

By Your Grace, You gave us Eternal Life and we see that Lucifer is forever defeated by the conquering Power of the Lamb.

Pastor Olabisi, is the author of this book. Pastor holds an LLBC (hons) degree in law. Pastor is the founder and Senior Pastor of Freedom House International Ministries.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Independently Raising A Man (Single Parenting): Book Review

Book Review . Real Life 101 . Single Parenting Insight & Tips . One Income . Healthy Lifestyle . Positive Environment . Child . Children . Responsibilities & Challenges . Love . Inspirational Thoughts

Very inspirational book to own.

I thank Shondreka, for sending me an autographed copy for review.

We all have made mistakes, and I would like first to commend her for carrying her child full term, instead of an abortion. I am not promoting premartial affairs.

The moment you find out that you are pregnant can be the most terrifying, and yet most exciting moment of your life. It is not until the day that you hold your beautiful baby in your arms for the first time that you can realize how great that change can be.

She never wanted to place herself in a position to end up as a single parent. She thought she had it all figured out. Life has a way of throwing a curve ball. The key to moving forward and pushing through a struggle is your attitude.

Know that both you and your child are valuable worth the best life has to offer. If you are in a negative or harmful situation, keep in mind that you and your child deserve more than what is currently being brought to the table. Your heart will not put food on the table and clothes on your child's back. Start saving and get into a place where you and your child can live peacefully and that you can afford by yourself.

Shondreka, Little Miss Health fanatic would gain seventy pounds during her pregnancy. Her diet was healthy and very sensible. She craved tomatoes and also Kosher pickles. Too much of anything, healthy or not, will cause weight gain.

After her handsome baby boy was born, she set a plan of action to lose all of the baby weight in a healthy manner. After having her baby, money was tight so buying a whole new wardrobe in the new size was not a feasible option for her. Her meal routine consisted of a healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and healthy snacks throughout the day. Within three months of having her son, she lost forty pounds and within six months she lost the remaining thirty pounds. She drinks lots of water and try to stay away from sodas. She limits her fruit juice, because it is high in sugar. She don't deny herself sweets, this keeps her from straying.

Living a healthy lifestyle does not mean you can't have sweets, it just means you have to have them in moderation.

Independently Raising A Man Thoughts From a Single Mothers Perspective, Shondreka Palmer, Single Parenting, One Family Income, Budget,Child Development

You don't have to be a celebrity to get your pre-baby body back. Anyone can do it with hard work and discipline. Be sensible and try to keep your food choices as healthy as possible. Allow your baby to have the nutrients he/she needs in preparation for making his/her entrance into the world. The bundle of joy you get in the end is well worth the sacrifice.

At times, the burdens that come along with being a parent, especially a single parent, ,especially a single parent, can be very overwhelming. Children are a blessing from God and you should treat it as such. Don't just be in the same house as your child; spend valuable time with your child/children. Be creative. Be a part of your child's.

A part of being a phenomenal single parent is taking care of yourself and your health. Sometimes you just have to stop, take a break and enjoy life. You always want to be responsible and do the things that are important and need to be done.

Be positive. Be grateful and happy for what you do have. Your attitude and outlook on life will over into your child's attitude and outlook.

Budget! Budget! Budget! An absolute must when living life as a single parent.

Whenever possible, save energy and teach your children the same habits. Keep the bills low as possible, electric, gas, water, etc.

You will have to learn some smart ways to save money and shop for your child.

Sometimes as a parent you don't want to see your child grow up. Arm yourself and be ready ahead of time.

As a single parent, your disposable income is very limited, so get into the habit of spending your money wisely. You never want to put yourself in a situation where your child has nothing to wear and you don't have any money to buy clothes or shoes needed at that moment.

Don't forget about yourself when browsing resale and thrift stores. You can also save money on your clothes and find some great slacks, jeans, dresses and tops.

Groceries are another very important life necessity for you and your child.

Buy store brand items. The long term consequences of a life of unhealthy eating habits are not worth the short term savings benefit.

Use coupons. Only buy items that you actually use. Become a wise grocery shopper, and cook meals at home.

Being on a budget does not mean you have to sacrifice your appearance. The key is to adjust to what your current lifestyle allows.

Life is going to happen; no one is immune to unforeseen circumstances.

Children will try to get over on their parents. Don't fall for it.

Implementing rules and boundaries within your child's life is so important to their growth and development. Allowing your child to do and say whatever they feel is not doing them any favors. Love your child enough to want to teach them by providing the necessary guidance.

We are our children's first teachers.

It is important to remember that children need discipline and structure.

Discipline is not yelling at your child. Encourage your child often.

Discuss with your child/children what is expected at home and school daily.

Place your child on a consistent schedule.

Children need plenty of rest.

In order to support you and your child, you have to work. Take the time to research the facilities and teachers who are going to care for your child/children. Check with the State Board for any penalties or violations.

Select a daycare that models the same morals and values as you do.

Be conscious and watchful.

The first step to being a successful single parent is taking care of you and maintaining a great mental health.

Smile! Make the choice to be happy. Your main focus is and should always be your immediate family - you and your child/children.

Watch for family and friends that are constantly negative. Ignore and remove yourself from negative conversation or situations.

You have a purpose in this life. Don't allow someone else's insecurities or jealousies break you down and confuse you. You are a child of God.

You should have a couple of true genuine friends to confide in and who are truly "Team U" during the good and bad times.

Shondreka is happy and her state of mind is at peace and she feels great! She's still standing.

Be strong, happy and secure. You are on the right path to success so push harder and keep going no matter what.

Take care of your health as well. There is no reason why you can't have some mommy-me time and enjoy yourself, once you have everything together.

Take a mental break and do something that you enjoy. You might go to the movies, out to eat with a friend, maybe on a date, or any activity you enjoy.

Treat yourself to something nice. Men, this includes you too!! Stay within your budget. You will not always be restricted to a tight budget. With God, faith, a positive attitude, a plan and being proactive you will reach all your goals and dreams.

Never leave your child with an irresponsible adult, whether family or friends. Your child is a treasure and should be treated as such.

Be patient with your child/children.

Don't forget to take the time to enjoy life with your child. You never know what true unconditional love is until you have your first child.

Shondreka Palmer (Author) compiled her warm inspiring thoughts and insights on being a single parent.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Traveling Light ... 11/24/2013 Sunday School Lesson

2013 & 2003 Notes . Exodus 35-40 . Hebrews 9 . Moses . Lord . Obedience . the Ark . Mercy Seat . Congregation . Israel . Northward . Bread . Candlestick . Southward . Golden Altar . Cloud . Laver . Water . Fire . Holy Place . Wise/Wisdom . Bezaleel . Uri . Hur . Judah . tribe of Dan . Spirit of God . Aholiab . Ahisamach . Moses blessed them . Christ . high priest . perfect tabernacle . Christ's Blood . Eternal Spirit . Mediator . New Testament . Redemption . Eternal Inheritance . Offering . Miracles

Glory . Shekinah Glory . testimony (Word of God) . tent . Colors . tabernacle/Mishkan . Aaron/high priest . Holy Garments . Jewels/Stones

#12 Miracles: 12 Stones/12 foundations/12 tribes of Israel/Jesus seen of Cephas then of the 12 after HIS Resurrection/Women with the issue of blood for 12 years/Damsel woke from sleep at age of 12 (Revelation 21:14; Luke 22:30; I Corinthians 15:5; Mark 5:21-34; Mark 5:35-43)

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Exodus 40:16-30,34,38 (Devotional Reading: Hebrews 9:11-15; Background Scripture: Exodus 35-40).

Bezaleel (in the shadow of God)

Uri (enlightened)

Tribe of Dan (Numbers 1:38; 26:42), son of Jacob (Genesis/Bereshith 30:6), 1 of 12 sons of Jacob & ancestor of tribe of Dan.

Hur (noble), son of Caleb

Aholiab (tent of the father), inspired to construct the tabernacle.

Ahisamach (my brother helps)

Tabernacle/Mischan ... This was doubtless the dwelling or the headquarters of Moses, & the place where the public business of the nation was transacted. There was a Tabernacle in the camp of the Israelites previous to the erection of the one that is generally known by that name.

History of the Tabernalce, Photos of the Tabernacles

Exodus 40:16-30,34,38

Verses 16-21

Verse 16 ... Duties To God; Obeying God; Examples of Obedience

Verses 17-21 ... Sacred Places; The Tabernacle & The Ark; The Setting Up of the Tabernacle, The Tabernacle Set Up

(Exodus 12:2; Numbers 4:15; II Samuel 6:6-7 ... Reference Scriptures in the Sunday School Book)

Verses 22-30

Verses 22,30 ... Sacred Places; The Tabernacle & The Ark; The Setting Up of the Tabernacle, The Tabernacle Set Up

Verse 23 ... The Outward Man; The Sustenance Of The Body; Varities of Food, BREAD THE STAFF OF LIFE ... Sacred Rites & Forms; Bloodless Sacrifices; The Shewbread

Verses 24-30 ... Sacred Places; The Tabernacle & The Ark; The Setting Up of the Tabernacle, The Tabernacle Set Up

(Exodus 26:31-35; Leviticus 24:5-9; Exodus 25:31; Exodus 30:1-10; Exodus 30:34-38; Exodus 27:1)

Verses 34,38 ... Miracles; Miracles In The Upper Regions, & In The Atmosphere; The Pillars of Cloud & Fire

Miracles, KJV Bible, Jewish Study Bibles, Old Testament, New Testament, Exodus 1-40, Hebrews 8-10

Hebrews 9:11-15 ... Christ's Priesthood the fulfillment of Jewish expectations (Hebrews 8:1-10:18)

Monday - November 18, 2013 - Offering Our Possessions - Exodus 35:4-9

Exodus 35 ... The Sabbath. The free gifts for the Tabernacle. The readiness of the people to offer. Bezaleel & Aholiab called to the work.

Tuesday - November 19, 2013 - Offering Our Skills - Exodus 35:10-19

Wednesday - November 20, 2013 - Stirred Hearts & Willing Spirits - Exodus 35:20-29

Thursday - November 21, 2013 - Skills for Every Kind of Work - Exodus 35:30-35

Friday - November 22, 2013 - An Overabundance of Offerings - Exodus 36:2-7

The offerings delivered to the workmen. The liberality of the people restrained.

Saturday - November 23, 2013 - Blessing the Faithful Workers - Exodus 39:32-43

All viewed & approved by Moses.

Sunday - November 24, 2013 -God Affirms the Completed Work - Exodus 40:16-30,24,38

Aaron & his son is to be sanctified. A cloud covereth the tabernacle (Exodus 40:12-38)

Scripture reference used/taken from: The Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Superfine Edition New Devotional & Explanatory Family Bible & KJV Topical Edition Bible

Saturday, November 16, 2013

From Despair to Deliverance ... 11/17/13 Sunday School Lesson

Exodus13;14 . Psalm/Tehillim 34;78 . Genesis/Bereshith 50 . Galatians 5 . Love & Freedom . Egypt . Moses . Joseph . angel of God . east wind . Waters . pillar of cloud & fire . Tabernacles . Tribes . Asaph . David (King David) . Mount Zion . Jacob . Ham . Shiloh . Ephraim . Judah . Lamb . Pharaoh . Philistines . Canaanites .Red Sea . Succoth . Etham . Israel . Pihahiroth . Baalzephon . Migdol . Promises . morning watch . Sunday School Lesson . (Rahab?/Babylon?/Philistia?/Tyre?Ethiopia?/Psalm 87/Psalm 89:10?)

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Exodus 14:21-30 (Devotional Reading:  Galatians 5:13-21; Background Scripture:  Exodus 13:17-22; 14) for November 17, 2013.

Red Sea, an arm of the Indian Ocean between Arabia & Africa.

Pihahiroth (place of seaweed?)

Baalzephon (lord of the north, or darkness)

Etham, desert of, Egyptian name, place on boundary of Egypt.

Migdol (tower)

Promises:  The Lord's Love & Care for HIS Children, Victory Over Enemies & Trouble, The Upright are Blessed & Prospered (Psalm/Tehillim 34:7) Prosperity means different things to different individuals ... Victory Over Enemies & Troubles (exodus 14:13)

Asaph ( a collector), a Levite. musical composer, (Psalm 50 7 73-83).

David (beloved), Kings, son of Jesse.  Regulates services of  tabernacle (I Chronicle 23:26).  His charge to Solomon to build a house for the sanctuary (I Kings 2)

Mount Zion or Sion (dry place), southwestern hill of Jerusalem, surrounded on all sides except the north by deep valleys.

Jacob (he supplants), wrestles with an angel, his grief for Joseph & Benjamin, goes to Egypt, blesses his son (Genesis 32; 37; 46; 48; 49)

Shiloh (place of rest), a city of Ephraim, prophecy concerning, site of tabernacle (Genesis 49:10; Joshua 18:1; Psalm 78:60; Judges 21:19)

Ephraim (double fruitfulness), younger son of Joseph, prophecies concerning (Isaiah 7; 11:13; Zechariah 9:10).  A city 8 miles from Jerusalem (John 11:54).  A mountain (Joshua 17:15)

Judah (praise), son of Jacob, they make David king & adhere to his house, Jews

Ham (black), son of Noah

Angela's Questions/Thoughts ... Psalm 87; 87:4; 89:10 ... Rahab/Egypt ..( poetic synonym ...  symbolic or figurative name) ... Zion ... Babylon/Persian Gulf ... Phililistia (Exodus 15:14) ... Tyre (Phoenicia/Crete) .. Ethiopia/Sudan?(Africa) ............... Acts 2:9-10; 2:8-11 in Egypt, parts of Libya, Cretes, Arabians

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

Exodus 19-40 ... sojourn at Sinai, giving of the law (10 Commanments), directions for the tabernacle & its services, giving of the new tables, erection & dedication of the tabernacle.

Exodus 14:21-30

Verses 21-23

Verses 21,22 ... Miracles; Miracles In Water; The Division of the Red Sea ... The Hebrews; In The Wilderness; From Egypt to Sinai - Passage of the Red Sea

Verse 23 ... The Hebrews; The Exodus From Egypt; Pursuit & Deliverance ... The Hebrews; In The Wilderness; From Egypt to Sinai - Passage of the Red Sea

(Exodus 13:17-22; 14:5; 14:10-12; 14:13-18; 14:19,20 ...Reference Scriptures in the Sunday School Book)

Exodus 14:24,25; Psalm/Tehillim 34:7

Verses 24,25 ... The Hebrews; The Exodus From Egypt; Pursuit & Deliverance ... The Hebrews; In The Wilderness; From Egypt to Sinai - Passage of the Red Sea

Psalm 34:7 ... Psalm of Gratitude; of Adoration & Didactic (instructions) ... For mercies shown to the psalmist; of God's goodness & mercy & the blessings of God's people & the misery of HIS enemies.

Exodus 14:26-30; Psalm/Tehillim 78; Psalm 78:51,59,68,70,71 ... tabernacles of Ham, tabernacle of Shiloh, tabernacle of Joseph, tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, David, Jacob, Israel

(Genesis/Bereshith 14:9; Exodus 14:14; Psalm/Tehillim 106:9; Acts 7:36; Exodus 14)

Monday - November 11, 2013 - Called to Live in Freedom - Galatians 5:13-21

Veterans Day .... Love One another.  The works of the flesh.

Tuesday - November 12, 2013 - Setting Apart the Firstborn - Exodus 13:11-16

The firstlings of beasts are set apart.

Wednesday - November 13, 2013 - Guided by Pillars of Cloud & Fire - Exodus 13:17-22

The Israelites go out of Egypt, & carry Joseph's bones with them.  they come to Etham:  God guideth them by a pillar of a cloud & a pillar of fire.

Thursday - November 14, 2013 - Pharaoh's Change of Heart - Exodus 14:5-9

Pharaoh pursuit

Friday - November 15,2013 - The Lord Will Fight For You - Exodus 14:10-14

The Israelites Murmur:  Moses Comforteth Them.

Saturday - November 16, 2013 - Guarded from the Approaching Enemy - Exodus 14:15-20

God instructeth Moses.  The cloud removeth behind the camp.

Sunday - November 17, 2013 - The Lord Saved Israel That Day - Exodus 14:21-30

They (Israel) passed through the Red Sea.  The Egyptians drowned.

Scripture reference used/taken from:  The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Editon Bible & Merriam Webster's Deluxe Dictionary

Friday, November 8, 2013

Remember & Celebrate ... 11/10/2013 Sunday School Lesson

Exodus 5-6;11-12 . John 1 . Promises . Plague . Jewels . favour . midnight . Firstborn . Abib . lamb (kid) . Blood . Roast . Lord's Passover . Memorial . Feast . Unleavened Bread . Holy Convocation .
Rameses . Succoth . Break No Bones . Circumcision . John the Baptist . Jesus - Yeshua . Lamb of God . Sins . Israel . Water . Spirit . Baptizing . Holy Ghost . Moses . Aaron . Lord - JEHOVAH . Abraham - Issac - Jacob . Covenant . Land of Canaan . Egyptians . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Exodus 12:1-14 (Devotional Reading:  John 1:29-37; Background Scripture:  Exodus 6:2-30;12) for November 10, 2013.

Abib (month of the ripening ears), the Hebrew month March-April.

Abib or Nisan ... Beginning of the Sacred Year.  14th - Preparation for Passover - paschal lamb eaten in the evening.  15th - Sabbath & Holy Convocation.  Week of Unleavened Bread begins.  10th - The offering of Omer or First Sheaf (Leviticus 23:10-12).  21st - Holy Convocation.

Passover ... Covenant feast of Israel, Leviticus 23:6.   Preparation for the Passover (John 10:14).  Luke 2:41; I Samuel 1:24 National festival included women, boys & children.  Entire animal
eaten - with out breaking a bone (Exodus 12:7-11).  Observed under Moses; kept by Christ, A type of Christ's death.

Rameses ... The exodus from Egypt.  Egypt - The Kingdom of the East.

Succoth (booths), a city east of the Jordan, in Egypt (Exodus 12:37; 13:20).

Jewels (Angela's thoughts) Jewels could represent those set in the high priest breast  - piece.  Exodus 28-30.  12 Tribes of Israel.

Promises:  John 1:29 ... Whosoever Will May Be Saved ... Pardon for Sins & Iniquities .... John 1:33 ... Pardon for Sins & Iniquities ... Exodus 6:6 ... Victory Over Enemies & Troubles ... Exodus 11:7 ... Safety from Harm & Danger ... Exodus 12:13 ... Pardon from Sins & Iniquities ... Safety from Harm & Danger ... Exodus 12:23 ... Safety from Harm & Danger

Exodus 12:1-14

Verses 1,2

Verse 1 ... Scripture; Books & Authors; Speakers & Hearers (Genesis & Exodus)

Verse 2 ... Sacred Seasons; Historical Sacred Seasons; The Passover, It Marks the Beginning of the Year (The Hebrew Civil Year began with Tishri/October. At the Exodus the Ecclesiastical Year was made to begin with Abib (April), which after the captivity was called Nisan. ... Ecclesiastical, relating to a Church/For use in a Church.

(Exodus 7:7; Exodus 4:10-16; Exodus 7:10-12 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)

Verses 3-10

Verses 3,5 ... Sacred Seasons; Historical Sacred Seasons; The Passover, Choice of the Paschal Lamb

Verse 6 ... Sacred Seasons; Historical Sacred Seasons; The Passover, To Be Killed on the 14th of the Month

Verse 7 ... Sacred Seasons; Historical Sacred Seasons; The Passover, The Blood on the Door Posts

Verses 8,9,10 ... Sacred Seasons; Historical Sacred Seasons; The Passover, Time & Place of Eating

Verses 11-14

Verse 11 ... Sacred Seasons; Historical Sacred Seasons; The Passover, Manner of Eating ... The Outward Man; Body Clothed; Portions of Dress, Shoes & Sandals

Verse 12 ... Idolatry & Superstition; Ruin of Idols; Divine Threats Against Heathen Gods

Verse 13 ... Sacred Seasons; Historical Sacred Seasons; The Passover, The Passover to be Perpetual (Continued forever)

Monday - November 4, 2013 - The Lamb of God - John 12:29-37

The testimony of John the Baptist. The divinity & incarnation of Jesus Christ.

Tuesday - November 5, 2013 - The Troubles Multiply - Exodus 5:19-23

The people have no straw. Israelites cry out upon Moses & Aaron. Moses complaineth to God.

Wednesday - November 6, 2013 - Broken Spirits & Closed Ears - Exodus 6:2-9

God reneweth HIS promise by HIS name JEHOVAH. The generations of Rueben, of Simeon, of the Levi. ... Exodus 6 (Moses & Aaron descended from Jacob through the line of Levi. Israel's stay in Egypt).

Thursday - November 7, 2013 - The Final Plague - Exodus 11

God's message to the Israelites to borrow jewels of their neighbors. The death of the firstborn of Egypt threatened, etc.

Friday - November 8, 2013 - The First Passover - Exodus 12:21-28

The beginning of the year changed. The Passover instituted. The rite of the Passover. Unleavened bread. The firstborn of Egypt come to an end. The Israelites are driven out of the land. Ordinance of the Passover. Exodus 12

Saturday - November 9, 2013 - The Lord Delivered Israel - Exodus 12:43-51

Delivered from Egypt; Journey To Sinai ... After Passover they ate Unleavened Bread to remember the hasty departure from Egypt.

Sunday - November 10, 2013 - The Promise to Passover - Exodus 12:1-14

God's protection & provision for HIS children. Bitter herbs reminder of trials - sufferings in Egypt. They are paid in jewels & clothes for the tears they were in slavery by the Egyptians, who wanted them to leave. Exodus 11-12:36

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

Friday, November 1, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canaanites ... Inhabitants opf Canaan.

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

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

Perizzites ... A tribe of the ancient Canaanites.

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

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

Exodus 3:7-17

Verses 7-10

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

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

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

Verses 11-13

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

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

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

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

Verses 14-17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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