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Archive for May 2014

1 Cor 11-16 – “when you come together”

May 16, 2014

Paul continued to address the problems at Corinth in his first letter to them.  Some of the women were usurping their authority by praying or prophesying without covering their heads (11:1-16).  When the brethren came together for the Lord’s supper they were not waiting on one another and were making it into a meal (11:17-34).  […]

John 5 – “Now it was the Sabbath”

May 15, 2014

As we noticed last week, Jesus healed many different people of many different issues.  He healed some people on the Sabbath, such as the lame man at the pool in Bethesda (John 5:1-9).  The Jews persecuted and wanted to kill Jesus for healing on the Sabbath (John 5:10-18).  Neither did the Pharisees like it when […]

Zephaniah – “the day of the Lord”

May 14, 2014

Just prior to the downfall of Judah at the hands of the Babylonians, during the reign of Josiah, Zephaniah preached judgment upon the nation and Jerusalem due to its sin (Zechariah 1).  “For the day of the Lord is near,…a day of trouble and distress, a day of destruction and desolation, a day of darkness […]

Prov – “slow to anger”

May 13, 2014

Everyone becomes angry.  The key is how we deal with it.  “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” (Proverbs 29:11).  As Proverbs repeatedly says, we must be “slow to anger” (14:29; 15:18; 16:32; 19:11).  We also must realize the effect we have on anger in others.  […]

Lev 23-25 – “the feasts of the Lord”

May 12, 2014

The Lord told Moses, “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.’” (Leviticus 23:1-2).  Among those feasts were… – Passover and Unleavened Bread, commemorating how the Lord delivered them from Egypt (:5-8) – First Fruits, which […]

1 Cor 1-10 – “there are quarrels among you”

May 9, 2014

All churches have problems, but Corinth had more than its share.  Paul couldn’t get a third through the first chapter before starting to deal with them.  One of their problems was divisions among them – even over who baptized them (1 Corinthians 1:10-17).  They were fleshly-minded, with jealousy and strife among them (3:1-4).  Some were […]

Mark 1-2 – “He…healed all”

May 8, 2014

When Jesus began to heal, “they were all amazed, so that they debated among themselves, saying, ‘What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.’” (Mark 1:27).  “…they began bringing to Him all who were ill and those who were demon-possessed…  And He healed many who […]

Micah – “what does the LORD require of you”

May 7, 2014

Micah prophesied during the same time as Isaiah – before Samaria’s destruction and through Israel’s captivity – with basically the same message in alternating cycles of judgment and salvation.  He had a message for Judah to “hear now” (Micah 1:2; 3:1; 6:1).  The first two chapters focus on the judgment of the nation and the […]

Proverbs – “Get wisdom”

May 6, 2014

Proverbs contains the word “wisdom” twice as much as any other book in the Bible (with the second being another book of Solomon’s, Ecclesiastes).  One of the main messages of the book is that “wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom.” (4:7).  Why?  Because “wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may […]

Leviticus 16-22 – “holy”

May 5, 2014

The book of Leviticus contains the word “holy” more than any other book.  Chapter 16 talks about the holy place where the sin offering was made for atonement and the holy garments the priests wore.  Chapter 22 tells how to handle the holy offerings and other holy things.  The chapters in between speak of the […]