Archive for April, 2010

(Psa 1) Happy is the man who delights & meditates on God’s law. He is like a tree planted by streams of water – fruitful with green leaves.

(Psa 2) Serve the LORD with fear, rejoice with trembling, kiss the Son so you don’t perish in the way, happy are all who take refuge in him.

(Psa 3) I cried aloud to the LORD and he answered me from his holy hill. I lay down and slept; I woke again for the LORD sustained me.

(Psa 4) You have put more joy in my heart than comes from wine. In peace I will lie down and sleep; for you alone, make me dwell in safety.

(Psa 5) O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice. Through the abundance of your steadfast love I will enter your house and fall prostrate.

(Psa 6) I am deeply troubled, weary from moaning, every night I flood my bed with tears. How long? You have heard both my plea & my weeping.

(Psa 7) O LORD my God and my refuge, save me lest my enemies tear my soul apart like a lion, rending it in pieces, with none to deliver.

(Psa 8) When I look at your heavens,moon & stars, what is man that you are mindful of him? You crowned him with glory & honor in your image.

(Psa 9) The LORD sits enthroned forever. Those who know your name put their trust in you, for you have not forsaken those who seek you.

(Psa 10) O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you strengthen their heart; you incline your ear to the fatherless and oppressed.

(Psa 11) In the LORD I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, Flee like a bird to a mountain. He tests righteous & they will see his face.

(Psa 12) The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.

(Psa 13) How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? I trust in your covenant love & will sing.

(Psa 14) The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! Let Israel rejoice.

(Psa 15) O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right.

(Psa 16) The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. You will not abandon my soul to Sheol. In your presence fullness of joy.

(Psa 17) As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.

(Psa 18) The LORD is my deliverer, my rock in whom I take refuge, the horn of my salvation. He came down to rescue me in the thunderstorm.

(Psa 19) The heavens declare the glory of God & proclaim his handiwork. The Law revives, makes wise & gives joy. May my words & thinking …

(Psa 20) May LORD answer you in day of trouble, help you from temple, support you from Zion, remember your sacrifices, grant your desires.

(Psa 21) You make him most happy forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence.

(Psa 22) My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me? From the horns of the wild ox you have saved me.

(Psa 23) The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. You prepare a table before me. Goodness, mercy & I shall dwell in house of LORD forever.

(Psa 24) Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? He who has clean hands and a pure heart. Lift up your heads O gates for the King of Glory.

(Psa 25) Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love & goodness remember me, O LORD!

(Psa 26) O LORD, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells. My foot stands on level ground.

(Psa 27) The LORD is my light & my salvation; whom shall I fear? I seek to dwell in the house of the LORD, to see his glory & inquire of him

(Psa 28) To you, O LORD, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit.

(Psa 29) The voice of the LORD is over the waters. The God of glory thunders. The LORD sits enthroned over the flood as king forever.

(Psa 30) Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. He turns mourning & sackcloth into dancing & joy.

(Psa 31) Into your hand I commit my spirit. You redeemed me, O faithful God. I trust in you, O LORD. My times are in your hand; rescue me.

(Psa 32) Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. I confessed my transgressions and the LORD forgave me.

(Psa 33) The LORD spoke & it can to be. He brings the counsel of the nations to nothing. Happy is the nation whose God is the LORD.

(Psa 34) Taste & see that the LORD is good! Those who fear him have no lack! The LORD keeps all his bones , not one is broken. He redeems.

(Psa 35) O LORD may my enemies be like chaff before the wind, driven away by angel of the LORD. I will thank you in the great congregation.

(Psa 36) Refuge in the shadow of your wings, feasting in your house, drink from the river of joy, fountain of life, light, covenant love.

(Psa 37) The meek who trust and wait upon the LORD will inherit the land and have joy. The LORD will cause the wicked to perish.

(Psa 38) There is no health in my bones because of my sin. My sins are like a heavy burden. I confess my iniquity. Do not forsake me.Save me

(Psa 39) O LORD, make me know my end & what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! Deliver me from all my transgressions.

(Psa 40) He drew me up from pit of destruction, the miry bog, set my feet on a rock. Sacrifice you have not desired but an open ear.

(Psa 41) My close friend, who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me. But you, O LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up.

(Psa 42) As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

(Psa 43) Why are you cast down, O my soul. Why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my Savior & my God.

(Psa 44) For your sake we are killed all day long; regarded as sheep to be slaughtered. Awake! Why are you sleeping, O Lord? Rouse yourself!

(Psa 45) You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of joy.

(Psa 46) God is our strength & refuge, a help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though earth gives way. Be still & know that I am God.

(Psa 47) God has gone up with a shout & the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to the king of the earth. All nations gather as his people.

(Psa 48) Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! Mount Zion in the far north is the joy of all the earth.

(Psa 49) My mouth shall speak wisdom; meditation of my heart shall be understanding. I will incline my ear to a proverb. Death mocks pride.

(Psa 50) The Mighty One, God the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Out of Zion God shines forth.

(Psa 51) A Psalm of David after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy, wash, cleanse, create clean heart, cast not away, take not Spirit.

(Psa 52) The wicked man will be destroyed. But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God.

(Psa 53) The fool says in his heart there is no god. There is none who does good, not even one. Salvation for Israel from Zion.

(Psa 54) God is my helper.The Lord is the upholder of my life. He has delivered me from every trouble. My eye looks in triumph on my enemies

(Psa 55) Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

(Psa 56) In God’s word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? You count my tears & put them in a bottle.

(Psa 57) Be merciful to me, O God.In you my soul takes refuge.In shadow of your wings I take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.

(Psa 58) The wicked will perish. Mankind will say, "Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth."

(Psa 59) Deliver & protect me, O my God, from those who rise up against me. You have been to me a fortress & a refuge in day of my distress.

(Psa 60) Moab is my washbasin; upon Edom I cast my shoe; over Philistia I shout in triumph. God will tread down our foes.

(Psa 61) Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Let me dwell in your tent forever & take refuge under the shelter of your wings!

(Psa 62) For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. I shall not be greatly shaken. Pour out your heart before him.

(Psa 63) My soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry & weary land where there is no water. My soul clings to you,uphold me

(Psa 64) All mankind fears; they tell what God has brought about and ponder what he has done.

(Psa 65) O you who hears prayer, to you shall all flesh come. Happy is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts!

(Psa 66) Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds. I will tell what he has done for my soul.

(Psa 67) May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your saving power may be known among all nations.

(Psa 68) The chariots of God are twice ten thousand. You ascended on high, leading captives & giving gifts to men. The procession of my God.

(Psa 69) Save me, O God! For the waters have come to my neck. I sink in deep mire; I have come into deep waters; the flood sweeps over me.

(Psa 70) Make haste, make haste, hasten, do not delay, O God, to deliver me! May those who love your salvation say evermore, "God is great!"

(Psa 71) You are he who took me from my mother’s womb. Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent.

(Psa 72) The Son of David. Justice & righteousness for the poor. Dominion from sea to sea & to the ends of the earth. Covenant blessings.

(Psa 73) My feet almost stumbled when I saw the prosperity of wicked until I went into temple & discerned their end. God is good to Israel.

(Psa 74) The nations swung their axes in the temple’s forest & burned it to the ground. O God, why do you cast us off forever?

(Psa 75) When the earth totters it is I who keep steady its pillars. Horns of wicked will be cut off & horns of righteous will be lifted up.

(Psa 76) God’s abode has been established in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion. From the heavens God is victorious over nations.

(Psa 77) Will the Lord spurn forever, his steadfast love forever ceased? I will appeal to this, to years of the Most High, his deeds of old.

(Psa 78) A parable, dark sayings from of old, things heard & known from the Exodus to Shiloh to David’s shepherding Israel.

(Psa 79) O God, the nations have come into your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins.

(Psa 80) Restore us, O Shepherd of Israel, O God of hosts, O God who is enthroned above cherubim; let your face shine, that we may be saved!

(Psa 81) Oh, that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways! I tested you at waters of Meribah. You have not listened.

(Psa 82) God has taken his place in the divine council. Arise, O God, judge the earth; for you shall inherit all the nations!

(Psa 83) They say, "Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!" Cause them to perish & be shamed.

(Psa 84) My soul longs & faints for courts of the LORD; my heart & flesh sing for joy to living God. Better a day there than a thousand …

(Psa 85) You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sin. Steadfast love & faithfulness meet; righteousness & peace kiss.

(Psa 86) Incline your ear, preserve my life, be gracious, make joyful for you are merciful, gracious, abounding in love and faithfulness.

(Psa 87) Rahab, Babylon, Philistia, Tyre & Cush among God’s people. Singers and dancers alike say, "All my springs are in you."

(Psa 88) My soul is full of troubles, my life draws near to Sheol, the depths of darkness, wrath lies heavy on me, descending to Abaddon.

(Psa 89) Son of David, God’s servant, God’s firstborn son, anointed over all the earth, throne forever. Cast off, rejected, object of wrath.

(Psa 90) O Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

(Psa 91) He who dwells in the shadow of the Almighty command his angels concerning you tread upon serpent … will satisfy with long life.

(Psa 92) Good to declare your steadfast love in the morning & your faithfulness by night. I am like a fruitful tree planted in God’s house.

(Psa 93) The floods have lifted up their voice. Mightier than thunders of many waters,mightier than waves of sea,the LORD on high is mighty!

(Psa 94) He who planted the ear, hears. He who formed the eye, sees. Happy is the man whom you discipline and teach. The wicked are judged.

(Psa 95) God’s hands formed depths, mountains, sea, dry land. Sing. Do not harden your hearts like at Meribah lest you not enter God’s rest.

(Psa 96) Sing to the LORD a new song. Splendor, majesty, strength & beauty are his. Worship in holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!

(Psa 97) Clouds & thick darkness around him, fire & lightning before him, mountains melt, heavens proclaim, all glory to Lord of all earth.

(Psa 98) Sing a new song for he has done marvelous things! His right hand & holy arm have worked salvation for him. Be joyful all creation.

(Psa 99) The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake! Great , awesome, holy is he!

(Psa 100) Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all earth! Serve the LORD with joy! Come into his presence with singing! Enter with thanksgiving!

(Psa 101) I will ponder the way that is blameless. Oh when will you come to me? I will walk with integrity of heart within my house.

(Psa 102) A Prayer of one afflicted, when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the LORD. The heavens shall perish but you remain.

(Psa 103) Forget not his benefits heals diseases, redeems life from the pit, satisfies with good, not deal with us according to our sins.

(Psa 104) The LORD stretched out the heavens, he provides waters of life, sets a boundary for the deep. If he hides face then return to dust

(Psa 105) Remember God’s wondrous works that he has done, his miracles & judgments. From Abraham, Joseph, Exodus, Wilderness, Joshua.

(Psa 106) All Israel’s rebellions in the wilderness listed one by one. God did not destroy because of compassion. Restore Israel from exile.

(Psa 107) Some wandered, some sat in prison, some on the sea. They cried in their distress. Give thanks to the LORD for his steadfast love.

(Psa 108) Moab is my washbasin; upon Edom I cast my shoe; over Philistia I shout in triumph. God will tread down our foes.

(Psa 109) My enemy did not remember the poor.May his days be few & another take his office! You save the needy from those who seek his death

(Psa 110) The LORD says to my Lord: Sit at my right hand. You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. He will drink from brook.

(Psa 111) Great are the works of the LORD, remembered & studied by all who delight in them. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.

(Psa 112) Praise the LORD! Happy is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments! Wealth, light and righteousness.

(Psa 113) From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised! He makes the barren woman a joyous mother.

(Psa 114) When Israel went out from Egypt, the sea fled, Jordan turned back, mountains skipped, the rock a spring and a pool of water.

(Psa 115) Our God does all he pleases. Idols do not speak, see, hear, feel or walk. Those who make become like. Trust in the LORD for help.

(Psa 116) I love the LORD, he has heard my voice, precious is death of his saints. O LORD, I am your servant, the son of your maidservant.

(Psa 117) Praise the LORD, all nations! For great is his steadfast love toward us. Faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.Praise the LORD!

(Psa 118) This is the day that the LORD has made Hosanna Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! Steadfast love endures forever.

(Psa 119) I love your law. Your commands are a source of joy. Your word is a lamp to my feet. Psa 119:176

(Psa 120) A song of ascent. Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar! Too long have I dwelt here.

(Psa 121) I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from LORD, maker of heaven &earth. He doesn’t slumber.

(Psa 122) I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD!" Pray for peace of Jerusalem for sake of house of the LORD.

(Psa 123) As the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he has mercy upon us.

(Psa 124) If the LORD had not been on our side then swallowed alive, flood sweep over us. Snare is broken, we have escaped. LORD is our help

(Psa 125) Those who trust in the LORD are like Mt Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever, surrounded by the LORD as J. by mountains

(Psa 126) When LORD restored fortunes of Zion we were as a dreamer.Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy bringing in sheaves.

(Psa 127) Unless the LORD builds house..in vain rise early &stay up late, he gives sleep to his loved one.Fruit of womb a heritage & reward.

(Psa 128) Thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine and your children like olive shoots.

(Psa 129) Let Israel now say, "Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me."

(Psa 130) If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? With you forgiveness, hope, love, redemption. Wait for the LORD.

(Psa 131) O LORD I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.

(Psa 132) God’s covenant with David. Temple worship in Zion. This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it.

(Psa 133) Dwelling together in peace is like precious oil on Aaron’s head, like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion!

(Psa 134) Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who stand by night in the house of the LORD! Lift up your hands to holy place.

(Psa 135) Whatever the LORD pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. c.f. Psa 115 Idols not speak, see or walk.

(Psa 136) Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. Evidenced Creation, Exodus, Conquest, Sustaining.

(Psa 137) By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept when we remembered Zion. On the willows we hung up our lyres. Not forget Jerusalem.

(Psa 138) The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

(Psa 139) You know my deeds & words, cannot hide, saw me in the womb, days written in your book, lead me in the way of life, search &know me

(Psa 140) Deliver, preserve & guard me from evil men. Judge the wicked in miry pits not to rise. The upright shall dwell in your presence.

(Psa 141) Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!

(Psa 142) I cry to you, O LORD; I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living." You will deal bountifully with me.

(Psa 143) Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you. My soul thirst for you in parched land.

(Psa 144) Blessed are the people to whom such deliverance and blessings fall! Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!

(Psa 145) Great is the LORD. His great works are unsearchable. On his works I will meditate. Give thanks for all his kind works.

(Psa 146) The LORD helps oppressed & hungry. Sets prisoners free, opens eyes of blind, watches over & loves widows & fatherless. He reigns.

(Psa 147) Praise the LORD! It is good to sing praises to our God.It is pleasant &a song of praise is fitting.He declares his word to Israel.

(Psa 148) Praise the LORD angels, sun&moon, creation, he commanded & they were created. Fire, hail, snow, mist and wind fulfill his word.

(Psa 149) Sing to the LORD a new song in the assembly.The LORD takes pleasure in his people.Let the high praises of God be in their throats.

(Psa 150) Praise him with trumpet sound, lute, harp, tambourine, dance, strings, pipe, cymbals. Let everything with breath praise the LORD!

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(Jam 1:2-4) Count it all joy when you meet trials for testing of faith produces steadfastness that makes perfect & compete, lacking nothing.

(Jam 1:5) If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

(Jam 1:12) Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life.

(Jam 1:14-15) Each person is tempted when lured and enticed by desire. Conceived desire gives birth to sin and fully grown sin brings death.

(Jam 1:17) Every good gift and perfect gift is from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

(Jam 1:18) Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

(Jam 1:21) Put away all filthiness & rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

(Jam 1:22) Be doers of the word and not hearers only deceiving yourselves.

(Jam 1:27) Religion that is pure and undefiled is to visit orphans and widows in their affliction and keep oneself unstained from the world.

(Jam 2:13) Judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

(Jam 2:17-18) Faith without works is dead. I will show you my faith by my works. A person is justified by works not faith alone.

(Jam 3:1) Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

(Jam 3:10-11) From same mouth come blessing and cursing. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water?

(Jam 3:17) The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial & sincere.

(Jam 4:2-3) You desire & do not have because you do not ask. You ask & do not receive because you ask wrongly to spend it on your passions.

(Jam 5:7-8) Be patient until the coming of the Lord which is at hand. Patient like a farmer waiting for fruit and rains.

(Jam 5:13-14) Anyone suffering? Let him pray. Anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Anyone sick? Let him call for the elders, prayer & oil.

(Jam 5:16) Confess your sins to one another, pray for one another that you may be healed. Prayer has great power as it is working c.f.Elijah

(Jam 5:19-20) He who brings back a sinner from his wandering saves his soul from death and covers a multitude of sins.

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(Heb 1:1-2) In past at many times & in many ways God spoke to our fathers through prophets but in these last days he has spoken by his Son.

(Heb 1:2-3) The Son is the appointed heir, radiance of God’s glory, exact imprint of God’s nature, sustains universe by his powerful word.

(Heb 1:3) After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

(Heb 2:1-4) Must pay closer attention to word spoken by Son lest we drift from it. Greater judgment in rejecting than word of angels (Law).

(Heb 2:5-9) In Genesis God wanted man to rule creation. Now Jesus is the man to whom God has subjected the world. c.f. Gen 1:28; Psa 8:4-6.

(Heb 2:10) God, for whom & by whom all things exist, in bringing sons to glory, should make founder of salvation perfect through suffering.

(Heb 2:14-15) Jesus shared flesh & blood that through death he might destroy the devil and deliver those whose fear of death were enslaved.

(Heb 2:17) Jesus made like us so that he might become a merciful & faithful high priest in the service of God to make propitiation for sins.

(Heb 2:18,16) For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted i.e. the seed of Abraham.

(Heb 3:1) We who share in a heavenly calling should consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession.

(Heb 3:2-6) Moses was faithful in God’s house as a servant but Jesus is faithful in God’s house as a Son and worthy of greater glory.

(Heb 3:12-13) Take care lest an evil unbelieving heart, leads you to fall away from living God. Exhort not to be hardened sin’s deceit.

(Heb 4:2;3:19) The gospel was preached to Exodus generation but they were unable to enter God’s rest due to unbelief and disobedience.

(Heb 4:6-10) Neither Joshua nor David brought about the ultimate rest that possession of Canaan foreshadowed. There remains a Sabbath rest.

(Heb 4:12) The word of God is living, active, piercing to the division of soul & spirit, discerning the thoughts & intentions of the heart.

(Heb 4:15) We have a high priest who is able to sympathize with our weaknesses. He has been tempted in every way as we are, yet without sin.

(Heb 4:16) Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

(Heb 5:7-8) Jesus offered up prayers with loud cries & tears. He was heard because of his learning obedience through suffering as a son.

(Heb 5:9-10) Being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him. A high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

(Heb 6:4-8) Impossible to restore repentance those fall away having once been enlightened and tasted of Spirit, word of God & age to come.

(Heb 6:19-20) We have a steadfast anchor of soul, the hope that enters into inner place behind curtain where Jesus has gone as a forerunner.

(Heb 7:1-3) Melchizedek was a king-priest. King of righteousness and peace. Without beginning or end. A shadow of God’s Son.

(Heb 7:15-21) Jesus is a priest of the order of Melchizedek, based not on blood descent but on God’s oath and power an indestructible life.

(Heb 7:23-25) Many Levitical priests because of death. Jesus saves to uttermost because he always lives to make intercession.

(Heb 7:26-28) We have a high priest who is holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.

(Heb 8:1-2) We have a high priest is seated at right hand of the throne of Majesty in heaven. A minister in holy places not built by hands.

(Heb 8:5) Moses made tent according to pattern shown on mountain. Tent, priests & sacrifices serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things.

(Heb 8:6-13) Christ has obtained a ministry that is much more excellent than the old. Also makes a new covenant mediated on better promises.

(Heb 9:7) Only the high priest could enter the Holy of Holies and only once a year. And not without sacrifice for his own sin first.

(Heb 9:8-9) The holy place had not been opened while tabernacle on earth stood which is symbolic of the old age.

(Heb 9:9-14) The blood of Christ does what ceremonial sprinkling of blood could not – purify conscience, secure eternal redemption.

(Heb 9:18-22) Covenants are initiated with blood that cleanses. Without the shedding and sprinkling of blood there is no forgiveness of sins

(Heb 9:23-28) Jesus’ blood purifies heavenly temple. Does not offer blood repeatedly but has appeared once for all at the end of the ages.

(Heb 10:4,10) For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. We are made holy through the offering of Jesus’ body.

(Heb 10:11-12) Priests of Levi stand every day repeatedly offering sacrifice for sin. Christ offered a single sacrifice for sins & sat down.

(Heb 10:19-20) We have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us.

(Heb 10:21-25) Let us draw near confidently, hold fast our confession, stir one another, not neglect meeting together as the Day approaches.

(Heb 10:31-39) It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Therefore we must endure so we may receive what is promised.

(Heb 11:1-2) Faith is the assurance of things hoped for but not seen. By faith the people of old received their commendation.

(Heb 11:6) Without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe he rewards those who seek him.

(Heb 11:13) OT people died in faith not having received but seen things promised from afar. They were strangers and exiles on the earth.

(Heb 11:16,19) Abraham desired a heavenly country and a city not build by hands. Abraham believed in the God who raises the dead.

(Heb 11:24-27) By faith Moses choose suffering over enjoyment of fleeting pleasures of sin. Preferred reproach for Christ & future reward.

(Heb 11:33-38) OT people by faith did acts of power and suffered, wandered in deserts, mountains & caves. World was not worthy of them.

(Heb 11:39-40) OT people,although not seeing the things promised,were commended by faith as we are. Only alongside us are they made perfect.

(Heb 12:1-2) Being surrounded by great cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside the sin that clings, run with endurance, look to Jesus.

(Heb 12:2) Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross.

(Heb 12:6-13) The Lord disciplines us as sons he loves. Disciplines us for our good. Painful but trains us & produces fruit of righteousness

(Heb 12:14-17) Without holiness will not see Jesus. Guard against roots of bitterness that spring up and sexual immorality.

(Heb 12:18-24) You have come to Mount Zion, city of living God, heavenly Jerusalem, assembly of the firstborn ones, God the judge and Jesus.

(Heb 12:28-29) Let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom, offer acceptable worship with reverence & awe for our God is a consuming fire.

(Heb 13:2,4,8) Show love to strangers. Let the marriage bed be undefiled. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

(Heb 13:15) Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

(Heb 13:20-21) May God who raised from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep equip you for doing his will for his glory & pleasure.

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(Mat 1:1-17) Abraham, Judah & Tamar, Nahshon, Boaz & Ruth, David & Bathsheba, Solomon, Jechoniah the exile, Zerubbabel, Jospeh & Mary, Jesus

(Mat 1:18-20,23) Mary, before she came together with Joseph, was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Child is Immanuel God with us.

(Mat 1:21-25) Name given by an angel ‘Jesus’ means ‘Yahweh saves’ because he will save his people from their sins.

(Mat 2:5-6) The shepherd king of God’s people that the wise men seek will be born in Bethlehem according to the Scriptures.

(Mat 2:12-13,22) Through dreams an angel warns both the wise men and Joseph regarding dangers to the child’s life on three occasions.

(Mat 2:13-15) God preserves Jesus in Egypt, then brings him up out of Egypt. Just as God did for his firstborn son Israel Gen 45:7; Exo 4:22

(Mat 3:1-4) John the Baptizer is the wilderness prophet figure in Isaiah 40 announcing the coming of God as well as being like Elijah.

(Mat 3:10-12) Axe to root of trees & then burned. Baptism of Spirit & fire is coming. Threshing floor,wheat, chaff,fire. Eschatology themes.

(Mat 3:16-17) Jesus baptized, heavens open, Spirit descends & rests on him, voice from heaven. Davidic king Ps 2 & suffering servant Isa 42

(Mat 4:1-2) Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 40 days of fasting.

(Mat 4:3-11) Temptations have connections with Israel’s temptations in wilderness as in Deut. Jesus answers quoting Deut. God’s son- no sin

(Mat 4:12-17) Jesus goes to Galilee to fulfils prophet Isa 9:1-2. A light shining in the shadow of death, the lands of Zebulun & Naphtali.

(Mat 5:3-11) Blessed are those who are poor, mourn, meek, hunger & thirst, merciful, pure, peacemakers, persecuted. Theirs is the kingdom.

(Mat 5:17-19) Jesus did not come to abolish the Law or the Prophets but rather to fulfill them by filling them out with their full meaning.

(Mat 5:21-48) Not minimal requirement but rather maximum application. Murder, anger, adultery, lust, oaths, speaking truth, justice, grace.

(Mat 6:1-18) Give, pray and fast not for the audience & praise of men but rather before the face of God alone, seeking his pleasure alone.

(Mat 6:9-13) Father, name holy, kingdom come, will be done, give bread, forgive debts, lead not into temptation but deliver from evil. Amen.

(Mat 6:19-21) Do not lay up treasures on earth, where moth & rust destroy, thieves break in & steal, but in heaven. Heart is with treasure.

(Mat 6:32-33) Gentiles seek after food & clothing. Our Father knows our needs. Seek first his kingdom & righteousness & other things given.

(Mat 7:11) If fathers on earth are good to their children then how much more so the goodness of our Father in heaven toward us.

(Mat 7:13-14) Wide is the gate & easy is the way to destruction for many. Narrow is the gate & hard is the way to life for a few.

(Mat 7:17,24-27) Healthy & diseased trees produce good & bad fruit. Houses build on rock or sand. Rain fell, floods rose, winds blew.

(Mat 8:3,8,17) Jesus touches a leper, a centurion believes Jesus’ word is sufficient, healings fulfill Isaiah 53:4 He carried our sickness.

(Mat 8:26) Jesus rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. Psa 107:23-31. Excellent!

(Mat 9:1-7) Sins forgiven, lame man is raised, people fear and glorify God.

(Mat 9:17) The new wine of the gospel needs new wineskins of understanding. It cannot be contained within the old ways of the Pharisees.

(Mat 9:18f) Woman with bleeding healed, Jesus raises dead girl by taking her hand & speaking to her. Blind see, demons cast out.

(Mat 10:1f) Apostles to raise dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons, trust God for provisions and words. Wise serpents & gentle doves.

(Mat 10:28-31) Fear not men who kill body but God who can destroy body & soul. Hairs are numbered. Valued more than sparrows.

(Mat 11:16-19) Children refuse to play funerals & mourn in response to John’s ‘repent’. Refuse to play weddings & joy in response to Jesus.

(Mat 11:20-24) This generation worse than Sodom, Tyre and Babylon. Capernaum will not ascend the heights of heaven but the depths of Hades.

(Mat 11:25-30) Gospel hidden from some by Father & revealed to some by Son. Weary invited to come and receive rest.

(Mat 12:7-14) God desires mercy not sacrifice. Illustrated by Jesus’ healing on the Sabbath.

(Mat 12:15f) Jesus’ ministry is Isa 42, casting of demons means kingdom is breaking in, 3 days of burial, greater than Jonah & Solomon.

(Mat 13:11-13) Parables reveal secrets of the kingdom to some while hiding truth from others. To one who has more will be given. Isa 6:9-10

(Mat 13:31-33) Kingdom like a mustard seed or yeast in bread. Slow but permeating growth.

(Mat 13:34-35) Jesus speaks in parables to fulfill the prophets. C.f. Psa 78:2

(Mat 14:14) When Jesus went ashore and saw a great crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

(Mat 14:25) During the night Jesus came walking on the sea like the LORD does in the Old Testament e.g. Job 9:8

(Mat 14:36) Many people implored Jesus that they might only touch the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched were made well.

(Mat 15:11) Not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth from the heart.

(Mat 15:21-31) Jesus has compassion even toward Gentiles. Mute speak, lame raised, blind see. They glorify the God of Israel.

(Mat 16:16-17) Peter said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Revealed to him not y man but by the Father.

(Mat 16:21) Jesus tells disciples he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things, be killed and on the third day be raised.

(Mat 16:24) Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

(Mat 17:2-5) Jesus transfigured, face like the sun, clothes white as light, cloud of presence, voice from heaven, my son, pleased, listen.

(Mat 18:3) Unless you turn and become like children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

(Mat 18:7-9) Woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! Cut off hand or foot or be cut off into hell. Pluck out eye.

(Mat 18:22) Jesus said to forgive not seven times but seventy seven times. If God requires this then he will do so toward us as well.

(Mat 19:26) With man salvation is impossible but with God all things are possible.

(Mat 20:18-19) Going up to Jerusalem. Son of Man handed over to the Gentiles to be mocked, flogged and crucified. Raised on third day.

(Mat 20:22) Jesus to drink the cup of suffering. Disciples to do so likewise.

(Mat 20:26-28) Be servants even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many."

(Mat 20:30,34) Two blind men call "Have mercy on us, Son of David!" Jesus has compassion toward them.

(Mat 21:5) Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey fulfills Zec 9:9

(Mat 21:19) Barren fig tree is cursed for unfruitfulness. A picture of Israel’s rejection and judgment in rejecting Jesus.

(Mat 22:7) The king was angry, and he sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 70 A.D.

(Mat 22:13) A picture of judgment is being bound hand and foot and cast into the outer darkness with weeping and gnashing of teeth.

(Mat 22:14) Many are called but few are chosen.

(Mat 22:30) Marriage belongs to this age only – not the age to come. Age to come characterized by eternal life.

(Mat 23:1) Seven woes on hypocrites, blind guides, dirty bowls, whitewashed tombs who neglect justice, mercy & faithfulness.

(Mat 23:37-39) Jesus mourns over Jerusalem. Desired to gather them as a hen her brood. Unwilling. Will become desolate 70 A.D.

(Mat 24:4-14) Birth pains of end. False teaching, wars, famines,earthquakes, persecution, many will fall away,lawlessness, gospel proclaimed

(Mat 24:15-21) Fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. but with an eye toward the final tribulation of which it is a type as 587 B.C. was for prophets.

(Mat 24:22) The tribulation that started during the lives of disciples & continues will be cut short by Jesus’ coming for sake of the elect.

(Mat 24:29-30) Tribulation then sun & moon darkened, stars fall, the sign of Jesus’ return on the clouds Dan 7:13 with power and glory.

(Mat 24:31) Then he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from one end of heaven to the other.

(Mat 24:29-31) Order is tribulation then cosmic signs of return then rapture.

(Mat 24:51;25:10;25:30) Cast out, darkness, weeping and gnashing of teeth.

(Mat 25:21,23) Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your master.

(Mat 25:31-32) Son of Man will come in his glory, sit on his glorious throne, separate nations as a shepherd separates sheep from the goats.

(Mat 26:6-13) Jesus anointed by a woman who loved him in preparation for his burial.

(Mat 26:28-29) The cup is the blood of the covenant, poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. Not drink again until kingdom comes.

(Mat 26:31) All disciples will fall away. Strike the shepherd and sheep of the flock will be scattered. C.f Zec 13:7 Mat 26:15, Zec 11:12-13

(Mat 26:39,42,44) Three times. "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will."

(Mat 26:64) From now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven." C.f. Dan 7:13

(Mat 27:2) Jesus bound and handed over to the Gentiles.

(Mat 27:19) Pilate’s wife sent word, "Have nothing to do with that righteous man for I have suffered much because of him today in a dream."

(Mat 27:20-22) Crowd asks for Barabbas to be released and Jesus to be destroyed.

(Mat 27:28-31) Jesus stripped, scarlet robe, crown of thorns, reed, mocked, spat, led out to be crucified.

(Mat 27:35) When they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots. C.f. Psa 22:18.

(Mat 27:45-54) Darkness over the land, temple curtain torn top to bottom, earthquake, tombs open, Jesus cried in loud voice., yielded spirit

(Mat 27:52-53) Tombs opened at death. Bodies raised at Jesus’ resurrection and appear to many in the holy city.

(Mat 27:57-61,66) Jesus is placed in a tomb by Joseph & women. Jewish leaders seal the tomb & set a guard.

(Mat 28:1-10) Great earthquake. Angel of the Lord descended from heaven and rolls away stone. He is raised. Will be seen in Galilee. Joy.

(Mat 28:16) Disciples go to Galilee to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. They see him and worship.

(Mat 28:18-20) All authority given. Make disciples of all nations, baptizing and teaching to obey. He is with us always to end of the age.

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(Jdg 1:19) Judah took possession of their land because the LORD was with the men of Judah.

(Jdg 1:19, 21, 27, 29, 30, 31, 33,34) Judah, Benjamin, Manasseh, Ephraim, Zebulun, Asher, Naphtali and Dan did not drive out the Canaanites.

(Jdg 1:34) Starts Judah possessing land ends and with Dan losing land. C.f Judges begins with Othniel (Judah) & ends with Samson (Dan).

(Jdg 2:1-5) Due to Israel’s making covenants with Canaanites the angel of LORD will leave the Canaanites to be thorns in Israel’s side.

(Jdg 2:10-13) A new generation who do not know God or his deeds. Israel did evil in eyes of the LORD. Forsook and provoked LORD to anger.

(Jdg 2:14) In his hot anger the LORD sold Israel as slaves into the hands of their enemies all around. Israel was in great distress.

(Jdg 2:18) The LORD had compassion on them as they groaned under those who oppressed and afflicted them and raised up judges for them.

(Jdg 3:5-7) Israel lived among Canaanites, took daughters in marriage, served their gods, did evil in eyes of the LORD, sold in hot anger.

(Jdg 3:10) The Spirit of the LORD came upon Othniel so that he became Israel’s judge and went to war. Land had peace forty years.

(Jdg 3:12-15,30) Again Israel did evil in the eyes of the LORD. Given into the hands of Moab 18 years. Ehud subjects Moab. Peace 80 years.

(Jdg 4:1-3) Again evil in the eyes of the LORD. Sold into hands of Jabin who had 900 iron chariots for 20 years. Israel cried to the LORD.

(Jdg 4:7) God to lure Sisera, commander of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and troops to the Kishon River and give them into Barak’s hands.

(Jdg 4:21) Jael picked up tent peg and hammer. As Sisera lay fast asleep, Jael drove the peg through his temple into the ground and he died.

(Jdg 5:11) What a great picture … singers joyfully reciting God’s righteous deeds at the watering places where people gather.

(Jdg 5:21) The river Kishon swept them away, the age-old river. The plain which was good for chariots was flooded by the river. Like Red Sea

(Jdg 5:27) Jael and Sisera. At her feet he sank, he fell; there he lay. At her feet he sank, he fell; where he sank, there he fell–dead.

(Jdg 5:31) "May those who love Yahweh be like the sun when it rises in is strength."

(Jdg 6:1-5) Midian forces Israel into mountains & caves. They camp on top of crops ruining them. Leaders are Oreb [raven] and Zeeb [wolf].

(Jdg 6:11) In fear of the Midianites, Gideon threshes wheat in a wine press – very desperate !!!

(Jdg 6:25-32) Gideon to destroy his fatherìs high place to Baal & spreading tree of Asherah and replace with an altar built to the LORD.

(Jdg 6:36-40) Gideon the chosen judge tests the LORD for signs involving fleece. He walks by sight not by faith. Even so Spirit came on him.

(Jdg 7:1) Israel gathers with Gideon at the Spring of Trembling – hardly in faith !

(Jdg 7:13) Gideon fears but God gives a Midianite a dream of a bread roll crashing into their tent and he is assured.

(Jdg 8:27-28) Gideon leads Israel into prostituting themselves to a golden ephod. Nevertheless peace for forty years.

(Jdg 9:1f) Abimelech son of Gideon becomes king of Shechem and local area. He is a preview of Saul in terms of wicked failed kingship.

(Jdg 10:8-9,16) Israel crushed by Ammonites and Philistines. Great distress. The LORD could bear Israel’s misery no longer.

(Jdg 11:34-40) Jephthah’s daughter becomes a burnt offering. Things in Israel are not going well. Do the judges get any worse?

(Jdg 12:6-7) Following victory over Ammonites 42,000 Ephraimites are killed by Jephthah’s men. Jephthah only leads Israel 6 years.

(Jdg 13:1-5) A miraculous conception (childless couple) foretold by an angel. Samson to be a nazarite all his life, born to be a savior.

(Jdg 14:3; 19:24) To Samson a Philistine woman is "right in his eyes". To the men of Gibeah abusing the concubine is "good in their eyes".

(Jdg 14:4) Samson’s parents did not know that Samson’s sinful desire to marry a Philistine was from the LORD to further his purpose.

(Jdg 14:6,19) Spirit of the LORD comes upon Samson in power enabling him to tear apart a lion and strip off thirty Philistines of clothing.

(Jdg 15:4) Spirit of the LORD enables Samson to catch 300 foxes and tie them in pairs with torches to burn Philistine crops.

(Jdg 15:12) Judah binds and hands their deliverer over to the Gentiles.

(Jdg 15:14) Spirit of the LORD comes in power and Samson kills a thousand Philistines with a donkey’s jawbone.

(Jdg 15:19) God caused water from a rock to revive Samson even as he had done for Israel after the Exodus. The same God still at work.

(Jdg 16:3) Spirit of the LORD comes in power and Samson removes the protective gates of Gaza and puts them up on a hill near Hebron.

(Jdg 16:20) Samson and Delilah. The Spirit of the LORD left Samson. He becomes a blind slave to the Philistines.

(Jdg 16:30) Samson killed more in his death than during his life. Prostituted himself like Israel. Begins deliverance but not finishes.

(Jdg 17-21) Judges ends with 2 stories showing how bad things were. These stories actually occur at the beginning of the period of judges !!

(Jdg 18:30-31) Dan set up an idol and Jonathan son of Gershom son of Moses & his sons were priests until the exile.

(Jdg 19:22) There is little difference between Israelite Gibeah and Canaanite Sodom c.f. Gen 19:4

(Jdg 20:1-2,8-13) Israel during the time of Phinehas determine to devote Gibeah and Benjamin to destruction as in Law of Moses.

(Jdg 20:18) People of Israel inquired of God, "Who shall go up first for us to fight against Benjamin?"

(Jdg 20:18) The LORD said "Judah shall go up first." Jdg 1:1-2 The same question & answer as when attacking Canaanites at start of Judges.

(Jdg 21:25) "In those days there was no king in Israel; all the people did what was right in their own eyes." But the story is not over !

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(Josh 1:5,9) God will be with Joshua & not leave or forsake him. Therefore can be strong and very courageous, not terrified or discouraged.

(Josh 1:8) Joshua to not let Book of Law depart from his mouth but meditate day & night so he is careful to do all of it. Prosper & succeed.

(Josh 2:9-11) Canaanites were melting in fear and loss courage because they heard of the LORD, God in heaven above and on earth below.

(Josh 2:12-13,21) Rahab asks for covenant-love, saving from death and a sign. Ties a scarlet cord in her window like blood on doorposts.

(Josh 3:4-5) Israelites to follow the ark into Promised Land but to stay about 1 km behind the ark belonging to the Lord of all the earth.

(Josh 3:9-13) So Israel will know the living God is among them & will drive out Canaanites, waters of the Jordan are parted & stand in heap.

(Josh 4:7) The first of many "stones of remembering" in Joshua. Remembering is important!

(Josh 4:24) Waters of Jordan parted so all peoples of the earth might know the hand of the LORD is powerful & so Israel might fear the LORD.

(Josh 5:2-3) A national circumcision of flint knives at the Hill of Foreskins. Circumcision caused pain but also joy.

(Josh 5:9-12) Reproach of Egypt rolled away Deu 9:28. First Passover in land. Israel eat first fruits of Canaan for 1st time. Manna stops.

(Josh 5:13-15) Commander of the LORD’s army comes with instructions. Take off sandals because this is holy ground. Like Moses’ burning bush.

(Josh 6:4-5) 7 priests carrying trumpets in front of ark. Circle city once each day & 7 times on 7th day then blow trumpets & shout. Rev 8:6

(Josh 6:25-7:26) Rahab the Canaanite should be devoted to destruction but she lives in Israel whereas Achan the Israelite becomes devoted.

(Josh 7:21,25) Achan lusts for Babylonian robe. Even upon entering the land Babylon allures. A heap of rocks over his grave for remembering.

(Josh 8:28-29) Ai made a heap of ruins. King of Ai hung on a tree then a large heap of stones over his body for remembering.

(Josh 8:30-35) Altar built and law written on it. Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, reading of curses and blessings.

(Josh 8:30-35) In Genesis Shechem was where Abraham entered land & received promise of possession. Also place of Jacob’s covenant renewal.

(Josh 9:4,17,23, 27) The Gibeonites, living in Canaan, resort to a ruse so as not to be killed. They become temple servants for the LORD.

(Jos 10:11,16; 6:4) Foreshadowing Revelation – priests with 7 trumpets (Rev 8:2); hid in caves (Rev 6:5); hailstones from heaven (Rev 16:21)

(Josh 10:12) Sun and moon stand still in answer to Joshua’s prayer so that Israel can conquer the kins of Canaan.

(Josh 11:15) The LORD had commanded Moses to totally destroy Canaanites, so Moses commanded Joshua and so Joshua did leaving nothing undone.

(Josh 11:20) The LORD hardened the Canaanite hearts to wage war against Israel in order that they should be devoted to destruction.

(Josh 12:24) Thirty-one Canaanite kings defeated by Joshua.

(Josh 13:6) A fore-shadowing. The main word used to describe the gift of the Promised Land is "inheritance". The same word used in NT of us.

(Josh 14:6-14) Caleb asks for an inheritance. He especially requests the area where the giants are. Only man over 40 years of age to inherit

(Josh 15:20f) Towns possessed are named one by one. Count your blessings name them one by one & you will see the LORD has been good to you.

(Josh 17:4) Obeying Moses. Zelophehad’s daughters inherit land.

(Josh 18:1) The congregation of Israel assembled at Shiloh and set up the tent of meeting there. The land lay subdued before them.

(Josh 18:8) trees, rivers, hills, gorges, plateaus, valleys, seas, wadis, stones,mountain passes, springs, deserts, ravines, plains, forests

(Josh 18:10) Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD. Joshua apportioned the land to the people of Israel, to each his portion.

(Josh 19:50) By command of the LORD Joshua was given an inheritance.The city that he asked,Timnath-serah. He rebuilt city and settled in it.

(Josh 20:1) Obeying Moses. Setting aside cities of refuge.

(Josh 21:1,41) Obeying Moses. 48 cities are given to Levites in the midst of Israel. Priestly towns are in Judah where the place will be.

(Josh 21:43-44) Thus the LORD gave to Israel all the land that he swore. They took possession of it and they settled there. Rest.

(Josh 21:45) Not one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.

(Josh 22:1-2) Obeying Moses. The tribes possessing land outside the promised land on the other side of the Jordan are sent home.

(Josh 23:6,8) Be strong to keep & do all that is written turning aside neither to right or left. Cling to the LORD i.e. cleave in covenant.

(Josh 24:13) A land you had not labored. Cities you dwell in though not built. You eat fruit of vineyards & olive orchards you did not plant

(Josh 25:15) As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

(Josh 24:25-26) Joshua wrote statues for Israel at Shechem and wrote them in Book of Law. Large stone as witness under the terebinth tree.

(Josh 24:29) After these things Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being 110 years old.

(Josh 24:29-33) Genesis ends with a ‘not-burial’ and Joshua ends with three ‘burials’. It is like the story is complete and fulfilled.

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(Deu 1:5) Beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses undertook to explain this law.

(Deu 2:5,9,10-12,19-23) As the LORD drove out the Rephaim & gave land to Edom, Moab, Ammon and even for Philistines, he will do for Israel.

(Deu 2:30-36) The LORD hardened the hearts of Sihon & Og, giving them and their land into the hands of Israel.No city was too high for them.

(Deu 4:1; Deu 4:40; Deu 5:16; Deu 5:33; Deu 8:6-7) Motivation to live God’s way is that one may live long in the land.

(Deu 4:9) The people of Israel are to teach their children and their children’s children about God’s deeds.

(Deu 4:11-12) When God spoke out of midst of fire, the mountain burned with fire to heart of heaven, wrapped in darkness, cloud and gloom.

(Deu 4:12,15-16) At Sinai Israel heard a voice and words. They saw no form. Therefore make no carved images of God.

(Deu 5:6-21) No gods, idols or false oaths, remember & keep Sabbath holy, honor parents, no murder, adultery, theft, false witness, covet.

(Deu 6:4-5) Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD with all your heart, your soul and with all your might.

(Deu 6:6-7) Words shall be on your heart. Teach children. Talk when sit in your house, walk by the way, when you lie down and when you rise.

(Deu 6:8-9) Words shall be as a sign on your hand & as frontlets between your eyes. Write them on doorposts of your house & on your gates.

(Deu 6:11) "houses of good things you did not fill, cisterns you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant" – Grace !

(Deu 7:6) You are a holy people; chosen to be for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

(Deu 7:7-9) The LORD choose Israel not because of their character but because he set his love upon them and is faithful to his oath.

(Deu 7:12-14) The LORD will keep his covenant love with Israel. They will be loved, blessed, fruitful in womb, crops & livestock. Not barren

(Deu 8:2,11,14,18,19; 9:7) Deuteronomy repeatedly calls Israel to remember the LORD, his works and his words and not forget.

(Deu 8:3) He humbled you, let you hunger, fed you manna so would know man does not live by bread alone but by every word from mouth of LORD.

(Deu 8:5) "Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the LORD your God disciplines you."

(Deu 9:4-7) Not because of Israel’s righteousness that God is giving Israel the land for they are a stubborn people.

(Deu 9:7f) Remember, do not forget how you provoked LORD your God to wrath in wilderness. Golden calf incident the most definitive example.

(Deu 10:12-13) Fear the LORD, walk in his ways, love him, serve him with all heart & soul, and keep his commands.

(Deu 10:15-16) The LORD set his love on Israel and choose them to be his own people. Therefore circumcise foreskin of heart. Not stubborn.

(Deu 11:1-7) Remember the exodus, the Red Sea, the wilderness journey, the earth swallowing up the rebels. God saves and judges.

(Deu 11:13-16) Obedience means rain, fruitfulness and life. Disobedience means no rain, no fruit and death.

(Deu 12:5-7) Offer sacrifices and eat in the one place where God chooses to make his presence known. No syncretism.

(Deu 13:4) Walk, fear, keep, obey, serve and hold fast to the LORD.

(Deu 13:5-16) Purge evil people from your midst by devoting them to destruction.

(Deu 13:17) Do not allow any thing devoted to destruction to stick to your hand.

(Deu 14:21) For a very good symbolic reason one must not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk. Context is clean and unclean food.

(Deu 14:29) Levites, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow are to eat the tithes along with the offerer.

(Deu 15:1,16) At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release. Excepting where a slave chooses to have his ear pierced in love.

(Deu 16:5-7) The Passover is not eaten at home in one’s town but in the one place God chooses then they may return to their tents.

(Deu 16:11,14) Pentecost and Tabernacles is also a gathering in the one place. Shared meal with Levites, aliens, widows & fatherless.

(Deu 17:15-17) King must not accumulate horses from Egypt, take many wives or acquire excessive gold-silver. Not trust in chariots or wealth

(Deu 17:18-19) King must write himself a copy of the law, read it every day so that he fears, keeps God’s commands, not turn left or right.

(Deu 18:1-4) The LORD himself is the inheritance of the Levites not simply possession of land in Canaan.

(Deu 18:10-14) Not to seek guidance in divination, fortunes, omens, sorcerers, charmers, mediums, necromancers or inquire of the dead.

(Deu 18:15,18,19) Do seek guidance from the prophet like Moses that God will raise up. God’s words will be in his mouth. Listen & obey him.

(Deu 19:1-10) God provides Cities of Refuge where a person can flee & not face the judgment of death for causing an accidental death. Grace.

(Deu 20:1-20) Cities in Canaan are devoted to destruction but cities outside the Promised Land may be offered peace in return for submission

(Deu 21:5) Priests are to minister to the LORD, bless in his name and decide disputes between the Israelites.

(Deu 21:13) A woman captured in battle is to be given 30 days of mourning before one may take her to be his wife.

(Deu 21:23) "Anyone hung on a tree is under God’s curse." – The Law gives us a language to understand the work & person of Jesus.

(Deu 22:6-7) If you see a bird’s nest you can take the eggs or the chicks but not the mother bird as well so things may go well for you.

(Deu 23:1-3) Eunuchs, offspring of forbidden unions, Moabites are not to be counted among people of God. But Ruth, Solomon, Ethiopian eunuch

(Deu 23:24-25) You can eat neighbor’s grapes but not take away. You can take some of his grain as long as you harvest with your hands.

Deu 24:7 … Put to death in order to purge the evil from among you c.f. Deu 13:5; 17:7; 17:12; 19:13; 19:19; 21:9; 21:21; 22:21; 22:22; 22:24

(Deu 24:19-22) Harvesting grain, beating olive trees, gathering grapes. Not go over a 2nd time. Leftovers for poor & fatherless. God cares.

(Deu 25:17-19) God tells Israel to blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven and not to forget to do so.

(Deu 26:1-19) Two Old Testament offering prayers when the collection of tithes is taking place. They include salvation & covenant themes.

(Deu 27:1-8) When Israel enter the land they are to set up large stones, cover them with plaster and write the law on them very plainly.

(Deu 27:14-26) Repeated cursing upon those who do not confirm the words of this law by doing them. People to reply Amen.

(Deu 28:1-14) Obedience will bring blessing e.g. rain, fruit of the womb, fruit of the ground, fruit of livestock, victory over enemies.

(Deu 28:15-20) Disobedience will bring cursing e.g. frustrated work, perishing and destruction.

(Deu 28:21-22) e.g. sticking pestilence, wasting disease, fever, inflammation and fiery heat

(Deu 28:22-26) pursuit by drought, blight, mildew. No rain. Defeat by enemies. Bodies food for all birds of the air and for beasts of earth.

(Deu 28:27-29) The LORD will strike with boils of Egypt, tumors, scabs, itch, madness, blindness, confusion of mind.

(Deu 28:30-44) Loss of wives, houses, vineyards, oxen, donkeys, children. Sent into exile to worship idols. Become a horror.

(Deu 28:52-57) Distress during siege where men and women eat children upon their being birthed. Happened in 587 B.C. and 70 A.D.

(Deu 28:58-61) Afflictions severe and lasting, sicknesses grievous and lasting, the diseases of Egypt shall cling to you until destroyed.

(Deu 28:63) As the LORD took joy & delight in doing you good so the LORD will take joy & delight in bringing ruin & destruction upon you.

(Deu 28:68) The LORD will bring you back in ships to Egypt as slaves.

(Deu 29:4) Moses says Israel have not been given hearts that understand, eyes that see or ears that hear despite God’s work in their midst.

(Deu 29:11) When God enters into a covenant with Israel in the plains of Moab, the foreigners amongst God’s people are included.

(Deu 29:18-19) A person who hears God’s word , feels assured & follows a stubborn heart is like a root bearing poisonous & bitter fruit.

(Deu 29:29) The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children that we may do them.

(Deu 30:3-4) Repent and God will restore, have compassion, gather outcasts from uttermost parts of heaven & bring into the land.

(Deu 30:6) The LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the LORD your God and live.

(Deu 30:15,19) Set before life & death, good & evil, blessing & cursing. Choose life and live!

(Deu 31:9-13) Every seven years the book of Law is to be read so all may hear, learn and be careful to do. Young children need to learn.

(Deu 31:19) God gives Moses a song of judgment to be taught to Israel as a witness against them.

(Deu 32:4-5) The Rock’s work & ways are perfect & just. A God of faithfulness without injustice. Israel a crooked & twisted generation.

(Deu 32:15) When Israel enter the land & became fat, tout & sleek, he forsook God, scoffed at the Rock and stirred him to jealousy.

(Deu 32:36) God will judge but then have compassion on them when their power is gone and they are enslaved. He will again redeem Israel.

(Deu 32:39) No god beside him. He kills & makes alive. He wounds & he heals. None can deliver from his hand. A very sovereign God!

(Deu 32:47) This law is no empty word for you, but your very life, by this word you shall live long in the land you are going to possess.

(Deu 33:2) The LORD came from Sinai, shoe forth from Paran, came with thousands of holy ones, flaming fire in right hand. Loved & gave law.

(Deu 33:26-29) No God like Jehovah who rides through the heavens to help Israel. He is their dwelling place. Israel live in safety & happy.

(Deu 34:5) Moses the servant of the LORD died in the land of Moab.

(Deu 34:10-12) No prophet in Israel like Moses whom LORD knew face to face. None has done signs, wonders, mighty power or deeds of terror.

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John Newton lived to be eighty-two years old and continued to preach and have an active ministry until beset by fading health in the last two years of his life. Even then, Newton never ceased to be amazed by God’s grace and told his friends:

My memory is nearly gone;

but I remember two things;

That I am a great sinner, and

that Christ is a great Saviour.

John Newton (1725-1807)

English minister and hymn writer

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(2Tim 1:6-7) Fan into flame the gift of God which is in you for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

(2Tim 1:8-9) Share in suffering for gospel by power of God who called us not because of our works but by his will & grace given before ages.

(2Tim 1:12) I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.

(2Tim 1:13) Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

(2Tim 1:14) By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.

(2Tim 2:2) What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

(2Tim 2:8-9) Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, for which I am suffering. But the word of God is not bound!

(2Tim 2:11-12) If we have died with him then we will also live with him. If we endure then we will also reign with him.

(2Tim 2:15) Present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

(2Tim 2:22) Flee youthful passions & pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

(2Tim 3:10-11) Follow my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my sufferings.

(2Tim 3:15) The sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

(2Tim 3:16) All Scripture is breathed out by God. Profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness.

(2Tim 4:1) I charge you in the presence of God & of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living & the dead, and by his appearing & his kingdom:

(2Tim 4:2) preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

(2Tim 4:6-9) I am already being poured out as a drink offering. I have fought the good fight, finished the race, kept the faith.

(2Tim 4:13) When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments.

(2Tim 4:18) The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed & bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory forever & ever. Amen.

(2Tim 4:22) Paul’s last recorded words "The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you."

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(Tit 1:2-3) God who never lies, promised before the ages began & now has manifested in his word through preaching.

(Tit 1:9) Overseers must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught so they may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and rebuke.

(Tit 2:11-12) Grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce worldly passions & to live in godliness.

(Tit 2:13) We live waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing (epiphany) of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.

(Tit 2:14) Jesus gave himself for us to redeem us and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

(Tit 3:3) We were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures.

(Tit 3:5) Saved not by our works of righteousness but according to his own mercy, by washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.

(Tit 3:6-7) We have the Spirit poured out on us richly & are justified by his grace so we might be heirs according to hope of eternal life.

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