1 - Baha`i Library Online
... Some say it was an ear of wheat; some will have it to have been a fig-tree, and others a vine.6 The story of the Fall is told, with
some further circumstances, in the beginning of the seventh chapter.
e They have a tradition that the devil offering to get into paradise to tempt Adam, was not admitte ...
The Rare Jewel Of Christian Contentment
... This text contains a very timely cordial to revive the drooping spirits of the saints
in these sad and sinking time. For the 'hour of temptation' has already come
upon all the world to try the inhabitants of the earth. In particular, this is the day
of Jacob's trouble in our own bowels.
Our great Ap ...
... Thus, in the words of W.A. Elwell (p. 3), “The Pentateuch forms the historical, religious, and theological basis for the
entire course of Hebrew history.” The human authorship of these five books down through the ages has been attributed
to none other than the divinely appointed redeemer of God’s Ol ...
... its name. And we"re not going to belabor ourselves with all of the families and the
numbers on an individual basis, but we"ll be making some interesting
comparisons showing you that the wilderness experience was tough, that not as
many came out of the end of the forty years as went into it. There w ...
The Story Lesson Summary (Have someone in your group read the
... Chapter Summary (Have someone in your group read the summary section.)
The Hebrew people knew the stories of Joseph and Jacob and how they’d settled in
Egypt four centuries ago on Pharaoh’s dime. But that was then and this is now – and now,
they were slaves. Some might have thought it was 430 years ...
Psalm 73 - EasyEnglish Bible
... obey God. He calls these "the *godless", verse 3. The *godless had plenty of money
and things. God did not seem to *punish them. This made *Asaph angry! He also
wanted plenty of things. He almost stopped loving and obeying God. That is what
"my feet nearly *slipped and I almost fell over" means, ve ...
Exodus: God`s Glory Revealed A Connections Study Guide
... ripples in a pond, God’s story repeats throughout history; if we pay attention we can see the patterns
and recognize his hand.
The narrative of chapter 2 races through the years of Moses’ early life, pausing to tell two stories that
are interrelated. The first is the story of Moses’ killing an Egypt ...
Moses - Chosen Deliverer
... children learn the truths those stories were written down to teach us, and that we then take them a step
further to show what that truth means to them in their daily lives. Of course, we cannot in one lesson
cover all the teaching any particular story would provide, so in each of these lessons one c ...
Introductory Pages for Old Testament Books UNIT FORMAT Each
... layoffs and economic downturns, how Christians are accused of intolerance because of
their stands on abortion and homosexuality, etc. We may occasionally get frustrated or
depressed when we consider the evil times in which we live. This unit tells us how we
can be strong, courageous, and wise in thi ...
From Slavery to Freedom
... up owning me. The Apostle Paul wrote about the power of sin to
enslave not only our bodies but the whole of our being: “When you
follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility,
quarreling, jealousy, o ...
50-0819 Show Us The Father - William Branham Storehouse
... Next week, they've asked me to continue on a little while, which I'm going to try my
best. We very seldom ever stay over three to five nights in meeting there. And this time,
I'm trying to stay a little long, because it's so difficult to take the--to take the...
[Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] God bless e ...
Living as a Covenant Community - Leader`s Guide
... Living as a Covenant Community is rich with information and insights. You will want to take considerable time to read and reread the text, immersing yourself in the fundamental understandings
that you will find there. You will also find it helpful to take extra time to study the biblical passages
Join In God`s Mission And Make The Impossible Possible.
... see and hear. If we’re to join with
God in working out his mission
on earth, we must be people who
know how to worship in this way.
But what does a life of worship
actually look like? What does it
actually mean to sign up for getting into God’s mission?
Over the next five weeks (or
however long you ...
Strong Men of the Bible
... his father after a bout: “Won easily in 84 rounds.” That might well be what
God would say about his experience with Jacob. Maybe with you, too.
“Won easily in 38 years.” “Won easily after four job changes, a near-death
experience, and 14 lost relationships.” God wins, but sometimes the match
is long ...
Dear Christian friend
... I’m telling you that fame and fortune are
not what they’re cracked up to be. We live in
a society that seems to value only physical
things, only ephemeral things. People will
do anything to get on these reality shows
and talent contests on TV. We’re obsessed.”
Word - Keith Sagar
... In claiming to be a god Dionysos is claiming that what he stands for is an
absolute - that is something humanity cannot afford to deny or fail to respect
without an inevitable collapse into madness and destruction. A god is a
power, an energy-source, necessary to all life, but which can be so
1 Samuel: Putting God First
... Teaching point one: God answers prayer in his wisdom, not ours.
Read 1 Samuel 1. Why does God seem to answer some prayers and not others?
Pastor Randy Frazee shared this with his congregation:
My mother was dying. I went to God and made a special request. By her bedside I
prayed 50 times. I counted. ...
Click here to or print the Joshua Study Guide!
... focused rightly on Jesus, Christians sometimes forget the prominence of Moses in our heritage.
This Moses was described as being ―very meek, more than all people who were on the face of
the earth‖ (Num. 12:3). He was raised as a prince in Egypt but fled to Midian and became a
shepherd after killing ...
Nahum Chapter 1 - EasyEnglish Bible
... They suggested (that people should do) bad things.
v12 The *LORD is saying this: There are many (of them) and they are strong. But (God) will kill
them. They will not be (there again). I have *punished you (people in Judah) but I will not
*punish you again.
v13 Now I will stop its (Nineveh’s) power ...
April 15, 2017 - Easter Vigil
... God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am." 2[God] said, "Take your son, your only
son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the
mountains that I shall show you." 3So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddl ...
Introduction: Saul in Trouble
... operating off God’s promises rather than what is seen? When I make a decision about whether to
share my faith, what do to in a certain social context, how I serve in the Church, how I approach
my devotions, they way I approach my work - are those decisions made on the basis of
confidence in God’s pr ...
Worship in Spirit and Truth
... typically try to make us feel guilty if we do not follow traditional
patterns. Theological traditionalists also typically want to minimize freedom and flexibility. Even those who offer suggestions
for “meaningful worship” are often very restrictive, for they tend
to be very negative toward churches ...
Finding His Favor
... Mordecai stopped his plan. Second today, favor will get you into places that no one else can get
you into. Favor will put you in places of prominence and importance. Esther became queen of
the greatest kingdom in the world, though she was an orphaned Jewish girl, because God's favor
was upon her lif ...
... makes you thirsty for the wrong thing. If you get really lonely and you interpret that as a need for a friend
or a need for a spouse, then you will be energized to run after a friend or a spouse. But if you interpret it
as what it really is (need for God), that will energize you to seek hard after G ...
Stanley C - Coptic Orthodox teaching
... that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I do not
regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies
behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for
the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (e ...
Thou shalt have no other gods before me
""Thou shalt have no other gods before me"" is one of the Ten Commandments found in the Hebrew Bible (לא יהיה־לך אלהים אחרים על־פני; Exodus 20:3 = Deuteronomy 5:7).This commandment establishes the exclusive nature of the relationship between the nation of Israel and its national god, Yahweh the god of Israel, a covenant initiated by Yahweh after delivering the Israelites from slavery through the plagues of Egypt and the Exodus.In a general sense, idolatry is the paying of divine honor to any created thing. In ancient times, opportunities to participate in the honor or worship of other deities abounded. However, according to the Book of Deuteronomy, the Israelites were strictly warned to neither adopt nor adapt any of the religious practices of the peoples around them. Nevertheless, the story of the people of Israel until the Babylonian Captivity is the story of the violation of the first commandment by the worship of “foreign gods” and its consequences. Much of biblical preaching from the time of Moses to the exile is predicated on the either-or choice between exclusive worship of God and false gods. The Babylonian exile seems to have been a turning point after which the Jewish people as a whole were strongly monotheistic and willing to fight battles (such as the Maccabean Revolt) and face martyrdom before paying homage to any other god.The Shema and its accompanying blessing/curse reveals the intent of the commandment to include love for the one, true God and not only recognition or outward observance. In the gospels, Jesus quotes the Shema as the first and greatest commandment, and the apostles after him preached that those who would follow Christ must turn from idols. The Catholic Catechism as well as Reformation and post-Reformation theologians teach that the commandment applies in modern times and prohibits the worship of physical idols, the seeking of spiritual activity or guidance from any other source (e.g. magical, astrological, etc.), and the focus on temporal priorities such as self (food, physical pleasures), work, and money, for examples. The Catholic Catechism commends those who refuse even to simulate such worship in a cultural context, since “the duty to offer God authentic worship concerns man both as an individual and as a social being.”