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Israel… Would You Be Blessed?

Read 200.) Isaiah 57:1 thru 59:21. We approach the conclusion of Isaiah’s life and ministry.¬†His ministry¬†began about 750 BC, but ended, depending upon sources, sometime around 686 to 681 BC, lasting nearly 65-70 years! Chapter 57 opens and continues for … Continue reading

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Judah’s Great King: Jehoshaphat

Read 157.) I Kings 22:29 thru II Kings 1:18, and II Chronicles 18:28 thru 20:37. Time wise, we are in the 860’s and 850’s BC. Our I Kings reading begins with the end of Ahab. From our previous reading, it’s … Continue reading

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King David: Adulterer and Murderer!

Read 101.) II Samuel 11:1 thru 12:17, I Chron.20:1 and Psalm 51. Up to this point, we’ve not read of any wrong in David. He had always only been a man after God’s own heart. But now, a tidal change … Continue reading

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Take Time to be Holy

Read 54.) Leviticus 15:1 thru 17:16. Previously, we learned that certain foods, totally fine foods, could not be eaten, as they would result in ceremonial uncleanness. Two things: No one could deliberately and willfully render themselves unclean in an uncaring … Continue reading

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Mark: Jesus as a Roman Action Hero

If Matthew wrote to his people Israel as the Gift of the Lord that his name means, then Mark wrote to Romans and presented Jesus as an action hero, as Romans would grasp the concept that Jesus was God come … Continue reading

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Why Jesus Did What He Did

If Matthew served as an editor, and chapters 5 thru 7, the Sermon on the Mount, was representative of what Jesus preached; then beginning here with chapter 8, Matthew writes of some 11 works that Jesus did to back up … Continue reading

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What Will You Do with Jesus?

Using The New Testament Literacy Tool, we conclude Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chapter 7. We can see at least 4 parts to this chapter. Verses 1 thru 6 looks to be #9, New Life in Christ instruction … Continue reading

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