Have Faith and Do Not Doubt Matthew 21:12-22 April 27, Pastor Troy Dobbs Grace Church of Eden Prairie

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Have Faith and Do Not Doubt Matthew 21:12-22 April 27, Pastor Troy Dobbs Grace Church of Eden Prairie"

Transcription

1 Have Faith and Do Not Doubt Matthew 21:12-22 April 27, 2014 Pastor Troy Dobbs Grace Church of Eden Prairie Our culture is on a slippery-slope and as Christ followers we are right to be disturbed and concerned over the the state of things in America. Right I mean identity-wise Christians are SALT and LIGHT. We have a mandate on our lives to both challenge the darkness & change the flavor of things as we live / engage in society. And yet, in our text for the day Jesus (surprisingly) doesn t begin by calling out the 1

2 sins of the culture He begins by calling out the sins in the temple! That s right: He doesn t attack Rome He attacks religion. Instead of talking about a Revolution He talked about righteousness. And instead of cleaning out the enemy He cleaned out His own house. Church first culture second. The apostle Peter concurred with Christ s ordering of things when he said: 1 Peter 4:17 17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? i 2

3 Now this is an important word because the church needs to get her stuff together first! Because at the end of the day an impure church will never be an impact church! Now (a quick word of warning here as we start) you are going to see a side of Jesus that is (well) scary. A side that may make the hair on the back of your neck stand up because this is not a long hair flowing robe-wearing gentle lamb-stroking Kumbiya-singing I am alright you re alright everything is going to be alright Jesus. 3

4 This is a Zealous Demonstrative furniture throwing tree-destroying Jesus. A Jesus consumed with His house His people His glory. In a word: This is NOT your grandma s Jesus. Matthew 21:12-22 READ TEXT 12 And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 13 He said to them, It is written, My house shall be 4

5 called a house of prayer, but you make it a den of robbers. 14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, Hosanna to the Son of David! they were indignant, 16 and they said to him, Do you hear what these are saying? And Jesus said to them, Yes; have you never read, Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise? 17 And leaving them, he went out of the city to Bethany and lodged there. 18 In the morning, as he was returning to the city, he became hungry. 19 And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, 5

6 May no fruit ever come from you again! And the fig tree withered at once. 20 When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, How did the fig tree wither at once? 21 And Jesus answered them, Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, Be taken up and thrown into the sea, it will happen. 22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith. ii Now let me set the stage for you! This all happened during the Passover celebration. Now the story of Passover began in the 1 st Testament during the era of Moses. And if you ll recall, the 10 th plague upon Egypt was the death of the first born. 6

7 You see God used 10 plagues to force Pharoah to free His people from Egyptian slavery. So with the 10th plague God sent a death angel to strike the first born in every home. And it was devastating! The Bible says it like this: there was not a house in Egypt without someone dead. Now the Hebrews, in order to avert the death angel slaughtered a lamb to sacrifice to God and wiped the blood on the door frames of their homes. So when the death angel came and (saw the blood) it would pass over their homes and spare their lives. 7

8 In effect, God s people were saved by the Blood of the Lamb. Consequently, the Passover feast was a huge celebration commemorating that event. Now the population of Jerusalem was roughly 100,000, but during this time of the year the population swelled to 2 million plus people. And as the people made their way up to Jerusalem they would bring an animal sacrifice with them usually a pigeon or a sheep. Now this sacrifice had to be without blemish / defect so no one-eyed or three-legged animals would do. Subsequently, if you traveled from a long distance you might maim or harm your animal 8

9 sacrifice so most people bought one when they got to Jerusalem. Are you with me? Now if you lived close by you would BYOL bring your own lamb. However, it still had to be inspected by the priests. Interestingly, Rabbinical literature tells us that inspectors spent eighteen months on a farm to learn to distinguish between clean and unclean animals. They even learned to identify an animal that would one day become unclean even if it was clean at the time! 9

10 So, here you are with your best sheep you ve been grooming all year long for your sacrifice to God. And the priest would look it over and say: Sorry this won t cut it but today is your lucky day We ve got some pre-approved sheep you can buy right over here! Now to be clear - it wasn t wrong to offer this service to people. The problem arose when merchants began to put the squeeze on people. They were extorting people by charging exorbitant rates to make money selling animals and they were doing it in the Gentile Court where the Gentiles worshipped. 10

11 All of a sudden a place of spiritual discovery and worship for the Gentiles became a slick enterprise for the religious leaders. And this infuriated Jesus (because remember we talked about this on Palm Sunday) Jesus is a King unlike any other King. And the temple was HIS HOUSE. So He rightfully entered the temple (vv 12-13) 12 And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 13 He said to them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you make it a den of robbers. 11

12 Don t miss that Jesus interpreted his actions through the quotation of Isaiah 56:7 / Jeremiah 7:11 Together they state: My house shall be called a house of prayer but you make it a den of robbers. iii Jesus was fulfilling prophecy in that sense. And He is upset because the environment of the temple was no longer about pure worship; it was about big business. And in the midst of this chaos the Gentiles were unable to worship! So Jesus did something about it He overturned the tables & drove them out of the temple and declared the Temple to be His House. 12

13 Now many scholars feel like this event was the tipping point that ultimately led to Christ s crucifixion. It certainly didn t help! Notwithstanding notice that as soon as the corrupt were kicked out the blind, lame, poor were invited in. And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. (v 14) So in one sense the temple itself was cleansed when Jesus brought in the blind / sick / lame and kicked out the money grubbers! Moreover during all this the chief priests / scribes are taking notes. They watched Jesus overturn the tables and drive out the money changers and heal the blind / lame. 13

14 And then out of nowhere (on the most sacred ground in Jerusalem) the children began spontaneously crying out, hosanna to the Son of David And the text says the chief priest and scribes were indignant! Don t miss the spiritual irony here! The religious rulers are annoyed by all the wrong things. They were not put off by the unscrupulous traders that were hindering worship. They were put off by Jesus, the miracle He did and the praise He received. So Jesus, in turn, asked the chief priests/scribes if they had ever read where the psalmist identified the cooing of babies with the praise of God. (v16) 14

15 It is a reference to Psalm 8 v. 2 2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. iv Jesus (in essence) lets them know He is God and deserves the worship of anyone and everyone. And that (ultimately) if people / children don t worship Him even the rocks will cry out! Abruptly Jesus then leaves the temple area goes to Bethany (presumably to Mary, Martha, Lazarus place) to stay the night. Then it says in the morning he was hungry. (Yes, Jesus needed food. He was 100% human as well as 100% God.) 15

16 So He sees a fig tree & goes over to grab a fig newton for breakfast! However the fig tree only had leaves no fruit. So the text says Jesus cursed the fig tree and it withered at once! Now there are a few ways to look at this: 1. Jesus wasn t a morning person. 2. Jesus really wanted a fig newton. 3. Jesus was speaking parabolically about something else. (The answer of course is #3) Now the disciples were stunned by what they saw! (v20) 20 When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, How did the fig tree wither at once? 16

17 Their response actually prompted Jesus to do a little teaching on faith. (vv21-22) 21 And Jesus answered them, Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, Be taken up and thrown into the sea, it will happen. 22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith. v So what is happening here? What is God saying to us? This text (I think) clearly establishes for us what incites the anger frustration judgment of Jesus. OUTLINE The first action that incites the anger / frustration of Jesus is found in: 17

18 1. People who impede the worship of others. Jesus overturned tables & drove out the money changers because they made it difficult for the Gentiles to worship. They turned a sanctuary into a supermarket! They made worship about everything except JESUS! In this case they charged such outlandish prices for a sacrifice that people couldn t participate in worship because they couldn t afford to! Tragically a place of prayer became a place for profit-making. So how should we think about this? 18

19 Well we need to be careful to never do anything to hinder another person from worshipping Jesus Christ. We don t want our business practices as a church to get in the way of others worshipping Christ! We don t want our business practices at work to get in the way of others worshipping Christ! We don t want our preferences to get in the way of others worshipping Christ! We don t want our lives to get in the way of others worshipping Christ! We don t want our traditions to get in the way of others worshipping Christ! 19

20 We want worship to be about JESUS Not us Not our blessings Not our financial futures! Moreover, we don t ever want to do church / be church in a way that the burned out down and out strung out might feel left out. I love the fact that: Jesus made sure the people with the greatest needs had a place in the temple. (v14) And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. So we never want to hinder people (in any way) from worshipping Jesus Christ. 20

21 Because to do so is to incur the judgment of Jesus! The 2 nd action that incites the anger / frustration of Jesus is found in: 2. People who insist the worship of Jesus is unwarranted. v15-16 Notice as the children gave praise to Christ the religious leaders were indignant. They even had the gall to pose this question to Jesus. (v16) and they said to him, Do you hear what these are saying? As if to say their praise of Christ is out of place & unwarranted! 21

22 To which Jesus declared: animate and inanimate objects were created to worship Him! If people won t the rocks will cry out! So please understand Jesus expects people to worship. He knows exactly who He is and that He is 100% deserving of worship. Thus when people underestimate devalue or insist the worship of Jesus is unwarranted Jesus takes offense. And know this: He will always have a witness / remnant ready to worship Him! The 3 rd action that illicits the anger / frustration of Jesus is found in: 22

23 3. People who intentionally live misleading Christian lives. v18-22 Let me explain what I mean: Jesus used the fig tree with leaves and no fruit as a symbol of the fruitless lives of the chief priests / scribes / money changers. Now some commentators have said: the fig tree (was) in effect a lying fig tree. It was a great case of profession but no reality. The tree advertised fruit when it had no fruit. All of which is to say: I think we have to be careful not to be content with the dangerous leaves of religion. 23

24 It is easy for our busyness to hide an empty / faithless heart: Where we have a form of godliness without the power, Where we make professions without any reality, Where we go through the religious motions immersing ourselves in church activities all the while having NEVER trusted in Christ alone for salvation! As well - remember that fig leaves were 1 st mentioned in Genesis 3 v 7. Once Adam and Eve fell into sin they sewed fig leaves together to hide their nakedness. Thus fig leaves became symbolic of man s attempt to cover the nakedness of his wrong / broken relationship with God. 24

25 Fig leaves became (in a sense) a sign of pretension. They represent the first religious activity of sinners seeking to cover up the fact that they have no righteous standing before God. Fig leaves represent that which is a lie! Moreover notice that: Jesus is not simply condemning fruitlessness here. I mean - we all go through seasons where we don t produce fruit like we should. But here Jesus condemns the showy fruitlessness of a fig tree advertising (via its leaves) that it has something it really doesn t. The point: 25

26 If you are NOT a Christian don t try to fool people into thinking you are be real. If you are a Christian and you are far from the Lord don t try to advertise to people you ve got it going on when you don t. Be real. Now the response in verse 20 says, They were amazed and they marveled! I mean, Jesus cursed the tree and it was immediately dead! What power! So, Jesus says to them, let me tell you something, men. If you have faith and don t doubt, you ll not only be able to do things like that, but you could say to this mountain (and that would no doubt refer to the Mount of Olives) you 26

27 could say to this mountain, dump yourself into that sea and it would be done. Now obviously that s not literal. It s a picture of power. Interestingly in the Babylonian Talmud it says: the great rabbis were rooters up of mountains. In other words, they could remove great obstacles, they could solve great problems, and express great power. Rooting up mountains became a metaphor for dealing with impossible situations. And the Lord is saying, Look, I want you to know that you have this power available to you through faith. 27

28 If you believe and do not doubt, you can see God s power. So in verse 22 he sums it up by saying, And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith. This is a tremendous thing as Jesus turns it into a lesson about prayer for them / us! Living by faith and trusting in Christ will keep us from devaluing Jesus and living fruitless lives! 28

29 So our lives CAN / SHOULD BE FRUITFUL - there is no reason not to have Some power Some victory Some fruit Some dynamic things going on in your life. And faith in God through prayer is the way to access that power in your life! 29

30 i 1 Peter 4:17 ii Matthew 21:12-22 iii Isaiah 56:7 iv Psalm 8:2 v Matthew 21:

International Bible Lessons Commentary Matthew 21:1-17

International Bible Lessons Commentary Matthew 21:1-17 International Bible Lessons Commentary Matthew 21:1-17 International Bible Lessons Sunday, March 30, 2014 L.G. Parkhurst, Jr. The International Bible Lesson (Uniform Sunday School Lessons Series) for Sunday,

More information

Matthew 21: Introduction

Matthew 21: Introduction Matthew 21:10-17 Introduction We saw last week that for years, Psalm 118 had been sung at every Passover festival as the pilgrims ascend the hill of Jerusalem but always without a king. But this year,

More information

LESSON OVERVIEW/SCHEDULE

LESSON OVERVIEW/SCHEDULE TEACHER BIBLE STUDY It was time to celebrate the Passover. Many of God s people traveled to Jerusalem for the occasion. Jesus and His disciples traveled to Jerusalem as well. Jesus made a spectacular entrance

More information

The Mind of Christ My Father s House

The Mind of Christ My Father s House (Mind of Christ 18 My Father s House) 1 The Mind of Christ My Father s House INTRODUCTION: I. The most event-filled week in the life of Jesus was His FINAL week. A. That week began on Sunday morning of

More information

LESSON OVERVIEW/SCHEDULE

LESSON OVERVIEW/SCHEDULE TEACHER BIBLE STUDY 4 th -6 th Grade Kids Bible Study Guide It was time to celebrate the Passover. Many of God s people traveled to Jerusalem for the occasion. Jesus and His disciples traveled to Jerusalem

More information

Mark 11:1-26 Responding Correctly to Christ s Coming

Mark 11:1-26 Responding Correctly to Christ s Coming Mark 11:1-26 Responding Correctly to Christ s Coming Introduction This study will focus more on the context of what the Jews were doing and why. In other words, how they interpreted or misinterpreted God

More information

The Passover Feast A prophetic picture of the atoning death Christ

The Passover Feast A prophetic picture of the atoning death Christ The Passover Feast A prophetic picture of the atoning death Christ The coming of the Messiah 1 is the central theme of the Old Testament. From the very beginning, right after the serpent deceived Eve in

More information

THE FRUITLESS FIG TREE Mark 11:12-33 March 26, Dr. Howard Batson First Baptist Church Amarillo, Texas

THE FRUITLESS FIG TREE Mark 11:12-33 March 26, Dr. Howard Batson First Baptist Church Amarillo, Texas THE FRUITLESS FIG TREE Mark 11:12-33 March 26, 2017 Dr. Howard Batson First Baptist Church Amarillo, Texas Our efforts to make our future secure are absolutely endless. Nothing, however, except faith in

More information

Jesus Triumphal Entry

Jesus Triumphal Entry Week 4 (March 24th/25th) 32.1 Elementary SGL Jesus Triumphal Entry Bible Passages: Matthew 21:1-17; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; John 12:12-19 Main Point: People welcomed Jesus to Jerusalem as their King.

More information

DwellintheWord.net. Bible Study - Adam and Eve

DwellintheWord.net. Bible Study - Adam and Eve DwellintheWord.net Bible Study - Adam and Eve Life Lessons from Adam and Eve The story of Adam and Eve found in Genesis 2:15 3:13 is also our story and we can learn a lot from them. In the Beginning God

More information

DEVOTIONAL B.C.

DEVOTIONAL B.C. Leader DEVOTIONAL In preparation for the Passover feast, Jesus made His triumphal entry to Jerusalem. Jesus went to the temple there. Herod the Great completely rebuilt the temple in 20 18 B.C. as part

More information

The Triumphal Entry - Read Matthew 21:1-11

The Triumphal Entry - Read Matthew 21:1-11 Matthew 21 Jesus said to them, Have you never read in the Scriptures: The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This was the LORD s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?

More information

Gospel of Matthew Chapter John Karmelich

Gospel of Matthew Chapter John Karmelich Gospel of Matthew Chapter 21 -- John Karmelich 1. Chapter 21 can be summarized in one word: rejection. a) We are going to read of Jesus being corporately rejected by the Jewish nation. i) When I say corporately

More information

Godly Living. Lesson 2 Dealing with Anger

Godly Living. Lesson 2 Dealing with Anger Godly Living Lesson 2 Dealing with Anger OVERVIEW Background Bible Passage: John 2:13-16 Key Verse: Ephesians 4:25-27 Since you put away lying, speak the truth, each one to his neighbor, because we are

More information

To some extent, all sermon preparation is like taking a journey. And like

To some extent, all sermon preparation is like taking a journey. And like Lent 03 B 2015 March 8, 2015 :: Exodus 20:1-17 & John 2:13-22 Fr. Jim Cook God s Single-minded Jealousy and Zeal. To some extent, all sermon preparation is like taking a journey. And like every journey,

More information

Narrative Lectionary Readings for Year 3 (Luke)

Narrative Lectionary Readings for Year 3 (Luke) Readings for Year 3 (Luke) The preaching texts are always listed first. From September through the Third Sunday of Advent, the preaching texts are taken from the Old Testament and a brief selection from

More information

Unit 20, Session 1: Jesus Triumphal Entry Unit 20, Session 2: Jesus Crucifixion and Resurrection

Unit 20, Session 1: Jesus Triumphal Entry Unit 20, Session 2: Jesus Crucifixion and Resurrection Unit 20, Session 1: Jesus Triumphal Entry Unit 20, Session 2: Jesus Crucifixion and Resurrection **Note to leaders: Use the tweets, status updates, and emails included in this document to keep parents

More information

The Official List of Sins

The Official List of Sins 1 THE COMPASS MYTH PERCEPTIONS: Straight From Jesus Mouth MYTH #1: I must observe certain religious traditions in order to please God The Official List of Sins Doug Brendel What is sin? Is it a sin for

More information

hardships come along the way. However, if we are courageous on our journey and remain faithful to God, a glorious Promised Land where we will dwell

hardships come along the way. However, if we are courageous on our journey and remain faithful to God, a glorious Promised Land where we will dwell The Church God has always had a plan for mankind, even before the world was formed (Eph. 1:4). One extraordinary part of this plan is how God used so many situations throughout the history of the world

More information

Lesson 1 ~ Romans 1:1-17

Lesson 1 ~ Romans 1:1-17 Romans Worksheets 1 Lesson 1 ~ Romans 1:1-17 Verses 1-7 1. How does Paul introduce himself to the Roman Christians? 2. Why do you think he took 6 verses to introduce himself? 3. How was Jesus declared

More information

Valley Bible Church Sermon Transcript

Valley Bible Church Sermon Transcript Why Was Jesus Rejected John 12:39-43 Part Two Last year I talked to a man who had turned away from the Christian faith. Do you know why he turned away? He told me he turned away because he believed that

More information

Their journey south from Capernaum now complete, Jesus and his disciples have finally arrived in

Their journey south from Capernaum now complete, Jesus and his disciples have finally arrived in Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord The Thirty-Third in a Series on the Gospel of Mark Texts: Mark 11:1-19; Zechariah 9:9-13 Their journey south from Capernaum now complete, Jesus and his disciples

More information

January 8, 2017am Ne w Hope R oad Joelton, TN READ Mark 11:15-19

January 8, 2017am Ne w Hope R oad Joelton, TN READ Mark 11:15-19 Mark 11:15-19 House of Prayer January 8, 2017am www.newhopefwbc.com 1285 Ne w Hope R oad Joelton, TN 37080 6 1 5. 7 4 6. 6 4 0 3 READ Mark 11:15-19 One of my absolute favorite stories of all time comes

More information

DEDICATIONS OF FIRSTBORN MINISTRY INVOCATION My God: We give thanks to You for the manifold blessings to us. We shall remain eternally grateful. Amen.

DEDICATIONS OF FIRSTBORN MINISTRY INVOCATION My God: We give thanks to You for the manifold blessings to us. We shall remain eternally grateful. Amen. December 20, 2015 ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON DEDICATIONS OF FIRSTBORN MINISTRY INVOCATION My God: We give thanks to You for the manifold blessings to us. We shall remain eternally grateful. Amen. WHAT

More information

HUNGRY? by Avram Yehoshua.

HUNGRY? by Avram Yehoshua. HUNGRY? by Avram Yehoshua http://seedofabraham.net As they approached, you could feel the tension. They didn t like Him and they wanted to bring Him down a notch or two in the eyes of the people. Expose

More information

PARABLE OF A GREAT BANQUET. Rev. Robert T. Woodyard First Christian Reformed Church June 23, 2013, 10:30AM. Scripture Texts: Luke 14:12-24

PARABLE OF A GREAT BANQUET. Rev. Robert T. Woodyard First Christian Reformed Church June 23, 2013, 10:30AM. Scripture Texts: Luke 14:12-24 PARABLE OF A GREAT BANQUET. Rev. Robert T. Woodyard First Christian Reformed Church June 23, 2013, 10:30AM Scripture Texts: Luke 14:12-24 Introduction. Having Jesus over for dinner could be a very awkward

More information

Who Can We Trust? Who Can We Trust? WITH OUR SOUL S SALVATION

Who Can We Trust? Who Can We Trust? WITH OUR SOUL S SALVATION WITH OUR SOUL S SALVATION Have we ever had one of those jobs to do that was so critical, we felt we had to do it ourself? Just so we would know it got done and got done right. Maybe it was something as

More information

One person complained (I) look like a convicted and unrepentant mass murderer Another wrote I looked like a very happy pig.

One person complained (I) look like a convicted and unrepentant mass murderer Another wrote I looked like a very happy pig. Looking Like Your Passport by Jeff Strite 1 Peter 1:13-2:3 OPEN: How many of you have ever had a passport? You realize that when you visit a foreign land, you MUST have a passport, because without that

More information

Anointed with Love Matthew 26:6-13

Anointed with Love Matthew 26:6-13 Anointed with Love Matthew 26:6-13 I have a homework assignment for you. I want you to read Mark 14:3-9 and also John 12:1-8. Reading those passages will broaden your perspective of what we re going to

More information

11:1-11 JESUS IS PRESENTED AS THE MESSIAH AND INSPECTS THE TEMPLE. MT. 21:1-11, LK. 19:29-44, JN. 12:12-19

11:1-11 JESUS IS PRESENTED AS THE MESSIAH AND INSPECTS THE TEMPLE. MT. 21:1-11, LK. 19:29-44, JN. 12:12-19 Mark 11:1-11 3/12/2017 Time of Visitation Israel s Your Notes The week had finally arrived for which Jesus had been born. 11:1-11 JESUS IS PRESENTED AS THE MESSIAH AND INSPECTS THE TEMPLE. MT. 21:1-11,

More information

Inspired to Follow: Art and the Bible Story Session 8: The Birth of Jesus

Inspired to Follow: Art and the Bible Story Session 8: The Birth of Jesus Luke 2: 1-20 Inspired to Follow: Art and the Bible Story Session 8: The Birth of Jesus 1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first

More information

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

Jesus Cleanses the Temple Jesus Cleanses the Temple There has been confusion regarding the times when Jesus cleared the temple of the greedy moneychangers, and their unlawful practices. Matthew, Mark and Luke tell of this happening

More information

Bible Bowl Questions for 2009 John NIV

Bible Bowl Questions for 2009 John NIV Chapter 1 1. 1:1 Who was with God in the beginning? The Word 2. 1:3 What has been made through the Word? All things 3. 1:4 In him, the Word, was life, and that life was the light of. men 4. 1:5 True or

More information

JANUARY 1. Formless, Empty, Dark

JANUARY 1. Formless, Empty, Dark Genesis 1:1 2:25 Matthew 1:1 2:12 Psalm 1:1-6 Proverbs 1:1-6 JANUARY 1 Formless, Empty, Dark In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered

More information

STUDY PAGES/NOTES KNOW THE WORD WEEK 58 DAY 1

STUDY PAGES/NOTES KNOW THE WORD WEEK 58 DAY 1 STUDY PAGES/NOTES KNOW THE WORD WEEK 58 DAY 1 1. Isaiah 53 is one of the greatest chapters of the Bible. There was a brilliant young man with a Ph.D. in psychology. He was raised in an Orthodox Jewish

More information

I Corinthians 3:16 Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

I Corinthians 3:16 Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? In Quietness and Confidence Shall be Your Strength... Joseph Herrin (7-7-2000) Isaiah 30:15 For thus says Yahweh GOD, the Holy One of Israel: "In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and

More information

Healing Scriptures. Read by Tim Dumas

Healing Scriptures. Read by Tim Dumas Healing Scriptures Read by Tim Dumas It is my prayer that this collection of Scriptures will bless you and cause faith to rise in your heart. All Scriptures are from the WEBBE and are in the Public Domain.

More information

The Cleansing Of The Temple John 2:13-22

The Cleansing Of The Temple John 2:13-22 Lesson 217 The Cleansing Of The Temple John 2:13-22 MEMORY VERSE JOHN 2:17 Then His disc iples rem em bered that it w as w ritten, "Z eal for Your house has eaten Me up. WHAT YOU WILL NEED: A large piece

More information

LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS. We are well acquainted with John s prologue to the gospel:

LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS. We are well acquainted with John s prologue to the gospel: LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS It seems clear at the outset, that the Gospel of John sets about to establish a theme of Light vs Darkness as he introduces the reader to his best friend who just happens to be the

More information

Sermon for All Saints Day

Sermon for All Saints Day 1 Sermon for All Saints Day Text: Revelation 21:3-4 I heard a loud voice speaking from the throne: Now God's home is with people! He will live with them, and they shall be his people. God himself will

More information

V J Matthew;Shutterstock

V J Matthew;Shutterstock 4 WEEKS i i Copyright 2018. Unless otherwise noted, all scripture quotes are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, New International Version. Copyright 1973, 1978, and 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by

More information

Small Group Bible Study

Small Group Bible Study March 2018 ORCHARD ROAD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Small Group Bible Study INTRODUCTION We see in this section a grand sweep of God s redemptive plan for Israel and the nations. From the impending death and resurrection

More information

The Cleansing of the Temple

The Cleansing of the Temple The Cleansing of the Temple Isaiah 56:5-6; Jeremiah 7:9-11; Mark 11:15-19 April 6, 2014 www.wordforlifesays.com (Please Note: All lesson verses and titles are based on International Sunday School Lesson/Uniform

More information

Jesus, Take the Wheel Matthew 8: Dr. Randy Working Christ Presbyterian Church June 14, 2009

Jesus, Take the Wheel Matthew 8: Dr. Randy Working Christ Presbyterian Church June 14, 2009 1 Jesus, Take the Wheel Matthew 8:23-27 Dr. Randy Working Christ Presbyterian Church June 14, 2009 Country singer Carrie Underwood has a song called, Jesus, Take the Wheel. It tells the story of a girl

More information

Lector Readings March 2018

Lector Readings March 2018 Lector Readings March 2018 Sunday, March 4 3 Lent Exodus 20:1-17 God spoke all these words to Moses on Mount Sinai: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of

More information

The Gospel and Judgment

The Gospel and Judgment 13 Easy Reading Edition September 16-22 Date The Gospel and Judgment SABBATH SEPTEMBER SABBATH JUNE SABBATH DATE17 16 READ FOR THIS WEEK S STUDY: Leviticus 16; Romans 8:1, 24; Hebrews 6:20; Hebrews 7:25;

More information

SPRING CEREMONIES -1st month THE PASSOVER THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD THE WAVE SHEAF THE FEAST OF HARVEST: PENTECOST FALL CEREMONIES - 7th month

SPRING CEREMONIES -1st month THE PASSOVER THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD THE WAVE SHEAF THE FEAST OF HARVEST: PENTECOST FALL CEREMONIES - 7th month SPRING CEREMONIES -1st month THE PASSOVER THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD THE WAVE SHEAF THE FEAST OF HARVEST: PENTECOST FALL CEREMONIES - 7th month THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS THE DAY OF ATONEMENT THE FEAST OF

More information

The Life of Jesus Sermon 7: Teaching on the Mountain How righteous are you? Now, quietly reflect on this simple question: How righteous are you?

The Life of Jesus Sermon 7: Teaching on the Mountain How righteous are you? Now, quietly reflect on this simple question: How righteous are you? 1 The Life of Jesus Sermon 7: Teaching on the Mountain How righteous are you? Passages: Romans 8:1-4 Matthew 5:17-20 How righteous are you? To accentuate the force of that question, let me read the very

More information

THE CHRONOLOGY OF PASSION WEEK

THE CHRONOLOGY OF PASSION WEEK C.I.M. Outline #31 Author: Bill Crouse I. Introduction THE CHRONOLOGY OF PASSION WEEK A. The Importance 1. Since the release of the Mel Gibson s movie, The Passion of The Christ, understanding the events

More information

Exodus Rebellion, Repentance, Revival, and Restoration

Exodus Rebellion, Repentance, Revival, and Restoration SG020206 The Whole Counsel of God Got questions? Email Pastor Jason at jasonduff7@gmail.com (You can download this message as a podcast by searching Jason Duff on itunes) Introduction The Book of Exodus

More information

Pastor Pieter Reid Peace Lutheran Church, Sun Prairie WI February 28, 2016 Lent 3 Luke 13:1-5. Christ s call to repentance

Pastor Pieter Reid Peace Lutheran Church, Sun Prairie WI February 28, 2016 Lent 3 Luke 13:1-5. Christ s call to repentance 1 Pastor Pieter Reid Peace Lutheran Church, Sun Prairie WI February 28, 2016 Lent 3 Luke 13:1-5 Christ s call to repentance 1 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans

More information

Dedication of the Firstborn Exodus 13:13-15; Luke 2:22-32 SS Lesson for 12/20/2015

Dedication of the Firstborn Exodus 13:13-15; Luke 2:22-32 SS Lesson for 12/20/2015 Dedication of the Firstborn Exodus 13:13-15; Luke 2:22-32 SS Lesson for 12/20/2015 Devotional Scripture: Col 1:15-20 OUTLINE INTRODUCTION OVERVIEW AND KEY VERSE OF THE LESSON Key Verse: Luke 2:22 Commentary

More information

VICTORIOUS HOPE. What parental sayings or clichés did you hear the most growing up? #BSFLvictory QUESTION #1 BIBLE STUDIES FOR LIFE 21

VICTORIOUS HOPE. What parental sayings or clichés did you hear the most growing up? #BSFLvictory QUESTION #1 BIBLE STUDIES FOR LIFE 21 2 VICTORIOUS HOPE What parental sayings or clichés did you hear the most growing up? QUESTION #1 #BSFLvictory BIBLE STUDIES FOR LIFE 21 THE POINT When we come to Jesus in faith, we find hope. THE BIBLE

More information

FIXING RELIGION. Be the People of God. Catalog No John 2: th Message Paul Taylor September 22, 2013

FIXING RELIGION. Be the People of God. Catalog No John 2: th Message Paul Taylor September 22, 2013 FIXING RELIGION DISCOVERY PAPERS Catalog No. 20130922 John 2:13-25 6th Message Paul Taylor September 22, 2013 What do you think people in our culture first think about when they hear the word religion?

More information

The Christian Arsenal

The Christian Arsenal JOHN 12:1-51 Today we ll be looking at the continuation of the story of Lazarus. I want us also to be aware of the fact that chronologically we are in the last week of the earthly life of the Lord Jesus

More information

The Plan of the Father The Pain of our Savior The Pleasure of the Saint. The plan of the Father

The Plan of the Father The Pain of our Savior The Pleasure of the Saint. The plan of the Father THE BLOOD OF CHRIST The Plan of the Father The Pain of our Savior The Pleasure of the Saint The plan of the Father Genesis 3:21 21 And the LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed

More information

The Miracles of Jesus Miracle # 24. Jesus Heals A Man Born Blind (John 9:1-41)

The Miracles of Jesus Miracle # 24. Jesus Heals A Man Born Blind (John 9:1-41) The Miracles of Jesus Miracle # 24 040811 1Bt We Jesus Heals A Man Born Blind (John 9:1-41) John gives us the only account of this miracle. In fact the entire ninth chapter is devoted to the telling of

More information

THE L.I.F.E. PLAN MAN AFTER THE FALL BLOCK 1. THEME 7 - MAN WITHOUT GOD LESSON 2 (26 of 216)

THE L.I.F.E. PLAN MAN AFTER THE FALL BLOCK 1. THEME 7 - MAN WITHOUT GOD LESSON 2 (26 of 216) THE L.I.F.E. PLAN MAN AFTER THE FALL BLOCK 1 THEME 7 - MAN WITHOUT GOD LESSON 2 (26 of 216) BLOCK 1 THEME 7: MAN WITHOUT GOD LESSON 2 (26 OF 216): MAN AFTER THE FALL LESSON AIM: Look at the relationship

More information

The King s Lesson For The Final Generation Matthew 24:32-35 Introduction

The King s Lesson For The Final Generation Matthew 24:32-35 Introduction Introduction Jesus offers three illustrations for his disciples. He begins with the parable of the fig tree: A Lesson for the final generation. He then encourages the disciples to watch and wait and gives

More information

Solomon s Prayer 1 Kings 8:22-61

Solomon s Prayer 1 Kings 8:22-61 Solomon s Prayer 1 Kings 8:22-61 Introduction: Baxter Exum (#958) Four Lakes Church of Christ Madison, Wisconsin February 10, 2008 Over the next few weeks, I would like for us to focus our attention on

More information

I Will Build My Church. Sermon delivered on November 2nd, By: Pastor Greg Hocson

I Will Build My Church. Sermon delivered on November 2nd, By: Pastor Greg Hocson Text: Matthew 16:13-19 I Will Build My Church Sermon delivered on November 2nd, 2014 By: Pastor Greg Hocson During this time our Lord had been in the public ministry and had been laboring for two and a

More information

Matthew 21: The parable Jesus tells is modeled after a passage in Isaiah chapter five.

Matthew 21: The parable Jesus tells is modeled after a passage in Isaiah chapter five. Matthew 21:33-44 Introduction It s still Tuesday (three days before the crucifixion), and Jesus is still in the temple court, still in confrontation with the chief priests and the elders of the people.

More information

Faith vs. Opinion R O M A N S 14:1-15:7. Baxter T. Exum (#1168) Four Lakes Church of Christ Madison, Wisconsin June 3, 2012

Faith vs. Opinion R O M A N S 14:1-15:7. Baxter T. Exum (#1168) Four Lakes Church of Christ Madison, Wisconsin June 3, 2012 Faith vs. Opinion R O M A N S 14:1-15:7 Baxter T. Exum (#1168) Four Lakes Church of Christ Madison, Wisconsin June 3, 2012 This morning I would like for us to look together at a comment that was turned

More information

Behold, the Lamb of God

Behold, the Lamb of God THEME HYMN Behold, the Lamb of God Lent Midweek V - March 29, 2017 + + + Prayer at the Close of the Day Verse 1 The Lamb, the Lamb, O Father, where's the sacrifice? Faith sees, believes God will provide

More information

2. Jesus in Exodus. July 30, 2015

2. Jesus in Exodus. July 30, 2015 2. Jesus in Exodus July 30, 2015 If you thought that there were many aspects in the Book of Genesis that pointed to Jesus, you won t be disappointed in the Book of Exodus either. You will find Jesus everywhere

More information

A Study Of The Book of Matthew Sermon # 73. He is My King! Matthew 21:1-11

A Study Of The Book of Matthew Sermon # 73. He is My King! Matthew 21:1-11 A Study Of The Book of Matthew Sermon # 73 120604 1Bt Sm He is My King! Matthew 21:1-11 It is now late March and the Feast of Passover is near. We are in the last week of the Lord's earthly ministry. We

More information

Leaving Egypt. Lesson Six Exodus 1-15

Leaving Egypt. Lesson Six Exodus 1-15 20/20 Hindsight 49 Leaving Egypt Lesson Six Exodus 1-15 The family of Jacob grows into the nation of Israel while they are in Egypt. About two hundred years have passed since the death of Joseph. The role

More information

God s Plan of Salvation

God s Plan of Salvation God s Plan of Salvation The Bible calls all believers to be in a lifelong pursuit of increasing in knowledge and love of the LORD and His people. Philippians 1:9-11 And this is my prayer: that your love

More information

2. Jesus Anointed Matthew 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8 Matthew 26:6-13 Mark 14:3-9 John 12:1-8

2. Jesus Anointed Matthew 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8 Matthew 26:6-13 Mark 14:3-9 John 12:1-8 2. Jesus Anointed Matthew 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8 Matthew 26:6-13 Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, 7 a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive

More information

Romans. God s judgment is part of the gospel too

Romans. God s judgment is part of the gospel too Romans God s judgment is part of the gospel too In Romans 1, 2 and 3, Paul makes his strongest statements about God s judgment. He tells us there really is a judgment day coming, with a typical law court

More information

RIGHTEOUS OR WICKED. The Choice Is Ours. Righteous or Wicked?

RIGHTEOUS OR WICKED. The Choice Is Ours. Righteous or Wicked? RIGHTEOUS OR WICKED The Choice Is Ours Throughout the Scriptures we see men grouped into one of these categories. There is no middle ground between the two. Either a man is righteous or he is wicked. This

More information

Creation; The World Read Genesis 1: Abraham; Promised Descendents Read Genesis 12:1-7 & 15:1-6

Creation; The World Read Genesis 1: Abraham; Promised Descendents Read Genesis 12:1-7 & 15:1-6 Daily Reflections for December 1-25 Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse. And a branch from his roots will bear fruit. Isaiah 11:1 Creation; The World Read Genesis 1:26-31 The symbol is the

More information

The man who was paralyzed needed to be healed. Jesus forgave his sins, and then He healed the man. #thegospelprojectkids ( Content 120 Characters)

The man who was paralyzed needed to be healed. Jesus forgave his sins, and then He healed the man. #thegospelprojectkids ( Content 120 Characters) Unit 24, Session 1: Four Friends Helped Unit 24, Session 2: Jesus Has Power Over Evil Unit 24, Session 3: Jesus Healed a Woman and Raised a Girl Unit 24, Session 4: Jesus Raised Lazarus **Note to leaders:

More information

Study on the Holy Spirit Miracles

Study on the Holy Spirit Miracles Study on the Holy Spirit Miracles How d you do on last week s homework assignment? Did you spend at least once a day thanking the Lord and trying not to ask for anything during that time? Was it as easy

More information

GOD WANTS A RELATIONSHIP Not a Performance

GOD WANTS A RELATIONSHIP Not a Performance Bible Teaching Resources by Don Anderson Ministries PO Box 6611 Tyler, TX 75711-6611 903.939.1201 Phone 903.939.1204 Fax 1.877.326.7729 Toll Free www.bibleteachingresources.org www.oneplace.com/ministries/persevering_and_pressing_on

More information

Joseph: From Slavery to Deputy Pharaoh

Joseph: From Slavery to Deputy Pharaoh Joseph: From Slavery to Deputy Pharaoh The Story: From Eden to Egypt September 28, 2014 There s always a story behind the story. The normal day to day stuff. The circumstances and situations we find ourselves

More information

God Made Everything God Is in Charge of Everything God Is Good Jesus Came to Save Sinners God Wants to Talk With Us

God Made Everything God Is in Charge of Everything God Is Good Jesus Came to Save Sinners God Wants to Talk With Us Note to parents: Each week, we teach age-appropriate narratives in our Little Village classrooms highlighting one of our Five Foundational Truths: God Made Everything, God Is in Charge of Everything, God

More information

THE KINGDOM OF GOD Does Not Come with signs to be observed

THE KINGDOM OF GOD Does Not Come with signs to be observed THE KINGDOM OF GOD Does Not Come with signs to be observed nor will they say, Look, here it is! or, There it is! For behold, THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS IN YOUR MIDST. During the Old Testament time (before Christ

More information

3. Jesus often stayed in Bethany at the house of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. Whose house was Jesus at? What was unusual about where He was (v. 3)?

3. Jesus often stayed in Bethany at the house of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. Whose house was Jesus at? What was unusual about where He was (v. 3)? Mark 14 PREVIEW: In Mark 14, the religious leaders plot to kill Jesus, Mary anoints Jesus, Judas betrays Jesus, the Passover is prepared and celebrated, the Lord s Supper is instituted, Peter denies Jesus,

More information

One of the Crowd A Sermon by David J. Droog April 5, 2009 First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, MN

One of the Crowd A Sermon by David J. Droog April 5, 2009 First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, MN One of the Crowd A Sermon by David J. Droog April 5, 2009 First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, MN Folks, as I read the scripture from Luke this morning, I m going to make some running commentary about

More information

JESUS IN THE TEMPLE AND JESUS PUBLIC MINISTRY A

JESUS IN THE TEMPLE AND JESUS PUBLIC MINISTRY A Bible Stories for Young Children part of a curriculum prepared for young children NEW TESTAMENT BOOK 2 JESUS IN THE TEMPLE AND JESUS PUBLIC MINISTRY A by Chris Thorpe & people from Coromandel Baptist Church

More information

The Words of Jesus Series Jesus Boldly Enters Jerusalem Parables on Prayer and Humility, Encounters with Three Men

The Words of Jesus Series Jesus Boldly Enters Jerusalem Parables on Prayer and Humility, Encounters with Three Men The Words of Jesus Series Jesus Boldly Enters Jerusalem Parables on Prayer and Humility, Encounters with Three Men Context: Chapters Luke 18-19, Matthew 19 & 21, Mark 10-11 Outline Lesson 1 Prayer, Pharisee,

More information

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD (JOHN 8-9)

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD (JOHN 8-9) Name Page 49 Lesson 6 THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD (JOHN 8-9) Jesus Christ is "the of the world" (John 8: 12). As we learned in John 3:19-21, there are those who hate the Light and there are those who come to

More information

The Word Became Flesh The Book of John Lesson 12

The Word Became Flesh The Book of John Lesson 12 The Word Became Flesh The Book of John Lesson 12 The Plot to Kill Jesus John 11:45 12:11 REFLECTION Review John 11:1-44. Jesus said to the crowd at the tomb where Lazarus lie dead, Take away the stone.

More information

The Zeal of Jesus. I. The VISIT to the TEMPLE (v. 13).

The Zeal of Jesus. I. The VISIT to the TEMPLE (v. 13). Walking With Jesus #10 (2/16/14) Bible Bap2st Church, Port Orchard, WA Dr. Al Hughes The Zeal of Jesus John 2:12-17 In the last sermon we walked with Jesus to a wedding where He performed His first miracle.

More information

If Jesus Came to Our Church. John 2:13-22

If Jesus Came to Our Church. John 2:13-22 If Jesus Came to Our Church John 2:13-22 According to the gospel writers, Jesus was a regular at religious activities. Luke says that Jesus went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day as was his custom (4:16).

More information

Developing Team Leadership

Developing Team Leadership Developing Team Leadership Growing Christian Leaders Series Manual 10 by Duane L. Anderson Developing Team Leadership Growing Christian Leaders Series Manual 10 Scripture taken from the New King James

More information

SEVEN ANGELS WITH SEVEN PLAGUES. Rev. Robert T. Woodyard First Christian Reformed Church August 9, 2015, 6:00PM. Scripture Texts: Revelation 15:1-8

SEVEN ANGELS WITH SEVEN PLAGUES. Rev. Robert T. Woodyard First Christian Reformed Church August 9, 2015, 6:00PM. Scripture Texts: Revelation 15:1-8 SEVEN ANGELS WITH SEVEN PLAGUES. Rev. Robert T. Woodyard First Christian Reformed Church August 9, 2015, 6:00PM Scripture Texts: Revelation 15:1-8 Introduction. Are you beginning to sense the pattern of

More information

The Triumphant Entry From Exaltation To Rejection Ken Birks, Pastor/Teacher

The Triumphant Entry From Exaltation To Rejection Ken Birks, Pastor/Teacher I. Introductory Remarks. The Triumphant Entry From Exaltation To Rejection John 12:12-13 The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took

More information

Responding to Sin and Guilt: Confession Ezra 9

Responding to Sin and Guilt: Confession Ezra 9 Responding to Sin and Guilt: Confession Ezra 9 On a sunny fall day in 1972 a man stood on a street corner in the busy Chicago Loop. As people walked by he would occasionally lift his arm and point to a

More information

The Miracles of Jesus Miracle # 23. Jesus Delivers A Boy Of A Demon (Mt 17:14-21, Luke 9:37-43, Mark 9:14-29)

The Miracles of Jesus Miracle # 23. Jesus Delivers A Boy Of A Demon (Mt 17:14-21, Luke 9:37-43, Mark 9:14-29) The Miracles of Jesus Miracle # 23 040804 1Bt We Jesus Delivers A Boy Of A Demon (Mt 17:14-21, Luke 9:37-43, Mark 9:14-29) Mark gives the most complete account of this miracle and of the conversation of

More information

Micah 4:1-2 The Mountain of the Lord

Micah 4:1-2 The Mountain of the Lord 1 Micah 4:1-2 The Mountain of the Lord How many of you like to go to the mountains? I love the mountains. As a child my mother used to take my sister and me to the mountains of NC. I went to university

More information

International Bible Lesson Commentary. Isaiah 52:1-15

International Bible Lesson Commentary. Isaiah 52:1-15 International Bible Lessons Commentary Isaiah 52:1-15 English Standard Version International Bible Lessons Sunday, November 30, 2014 L.G. Parkhurst, Jr. The International Bible Lesson (Uniform Sunday School

More information

Holy spirit in manifestation (part two)

Holy spirit in manifestation (part two) Holy spirit in manifestation (part two) Corinthians 12:7-11 lists nine evidences of the holy spirit. The nine are not to be considered all inclusive rather some of the things the spirit enables a believer

More information

Christian Belief Session 1: The God of Grace

Christian Belief Session 1: The God of Grace Christian Belief Session 1: The God of Grace Grace can be defined as unmerited favor or a kindly disposition that leads to acts of kindness. Grace is most needed and best understood in the midst of sin

More information

This Message The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

This Message The Parable of the Wedding Banquet Series Kingdom Parables This Message The Parable of the Wedding Banquet Scripture Matthew 22:1-14 The two previous parables are closely connected with the Parable of the Wedding Banquet. All three of the

More information

Woe unto You,... Hypocrites

Woe unto You,... Hypocrites Woe unto You,... Hypocrites Lesson 20 Matthew 21 23; John 12:1 8 Purpose To help class members recognize and avoid hypocrisy and thus strengthen their commitment to Jesus Christ. Preparation 1. Read, ponder,

More information

2: Studying the Bible Prayerfully and Obediently

2: Studying the Bible Prayerfully and Obediently Part III: How to Study the Bible 2: Studying the Bible Prayerfully and Obediently Is there a right way to study the Bible? We will probably all agree that studying the Bible is critical, but we may not

More information

Jewish Ten Commandments

Jewish Ten Commandments Jewish Ten Commandments GraspingGod.com: Bible Study Lesson #5.12 Jewish Ten Commandments Bible Verses: Moses said, "Now, Israel, listen to the statutes and to the ordinances, which I teach you, to do

More information

Order of Pericopes in the Synoptic Gospels 1. Matthew Mark Luke Dedication to Theophilus (1:1 4)

Order of Pericopes in the Synoptic Gospels 1. Matthew Mark Luke Dedication to Theophilus (1:1 4) Order of Pericopes in the Synoptic Gospels 1 Noah Kelley Fall 2016 Matthew Mark Luke Dedication to Theophilus (1:1 4) Genealogy of Jesus Christ (1:1 17) The Birth of Jesus Christ (1:18 25) The Visit of

More information