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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 - Gideon’s faith in God

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Courage to Intercede
Reading: Gideon’s faith in God
Reference: Judg. 7:9-21

Judges 7:9: And it came to pass the same night, that the Lord said unto him, Arise, get thee down unto the host; for I have delivered it into thine hand.
Judges 7:10: But if thou fear to go down, go thou with Phurah thy servant down to the host:
Judges 7:11: And thou shalt hear what they say; and afterward shall thine hands be strengthened to go down unto the host. Then went he down with Phurah his servant unto the outside of the armed men that were in the host.
Judges 7:12: And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude.
Judges 7:13: And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along.
Judges 7:14: And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.
Judges 7:15: And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise; for the Lord hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian.
Judges 7:16: And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man’s hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.
Judges 7:17: And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall ye do.
Judges 7:18: When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.
Judges 7:19: So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands.
Judges 7:20: And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.
Judges 7:21: And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.
(KJV)
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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 - Ezekiel’s call to service

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Courage to Intercede
Reading: Ezekiel’s call to service
Reference: Ezek. 2:1-8

Ezekiel 2:1: And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee.
Ezekiel 2:2: And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.
Ezekiel 2:3: And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.
Ezekiel 2:4: For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God.
Ezekiel 2:5: And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.
Ezekiel 2:6: And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
Ezekiel 2:7: And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.
Ezekiel 2:8: But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee.
(KJV)
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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 - The source of David’s courage

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Courage to Intercede
Reading: The source of David’s courage
Reference: 1 Sam. 17:40-50

I Samuel 17:40: And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.
I Samuel 17:41: And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.
I Samuel 17:42: And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.
I Samuel 17:43: And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
I Samuel 17:44: And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.
I Samuel 17:45: Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
I Samuel 17:46: This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
I Samuel 17:47: And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.
I Samuel 17:48: And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
I Samuel 17:49: And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.
I Samuel 17:50: So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.
(KJV)
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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 - Courage to obey God

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Courage to Intercede
Reading: Courage to obey God
Reference: Acts 5:22-32

Acts 5:22: But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and told,
Acts 5:23: Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.
Acts 5:24: Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow.
Acts 5:25: Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people.
Acts 5:26: Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.
Acts 5:27: And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them,
Acts 5:28: Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.
Acts 5:29: Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
Acts 5:30: The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.
Acts 5:31: Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
Acts 5:32: And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
(KJV)
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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 - Placing faith in God for safety

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Courage to Intercede
Reading: Placing faith in God for safety
Reference: Ezra 8:21-31

Ezra 8:21: Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
Ezra 8:22: For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.
Ezra 8:23: So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.
Ezra 8:24: Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them,
Ezra 8:25: And weighed unto them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering of the house of our God, which the king, and his counsellors, and his lords, and all Israel there present, had offered:
Ezra 8:26: I even weighed unto their hand six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels an hundred talents, and of gold an hundred talents;
Ezra 8:27: Also twenty basons of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold.
Ezra 8:28: And I said unto them, Ye are holy unto the Lord; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the Lord God of your fathers.
Ezra 8:29: Watch ye, and keep them, until ye weigh them before the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the Lord.
Ezra 8:30: So took the priests and the Levites the weight of the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem unto the house of our God.
Ezra 8:31: Then we departed from the river of Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way.
(KJV)
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Mon, 28 Aug 2017 - Courage to put away evil

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Courage to Intercede
Reading: Courage to put away evil
Reference: 2 Chron. 15:1-15

II Chronicles 15:1: And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:
II Chronicles 15:2: And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The Lord is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.
II Chronicles 15:3: Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.
II Chronicles 15:4: But when they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.
II Chronicles 15:5: And in those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the countries.
II Chronicles 15:6: And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity.
II Chronicles 15:7: Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.
II Chronicles 15:8: And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the Lord, that was before the porch of the Lord.
II Chronicles 15:9: And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon: for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the Lord his God was with him.
II Chronicles 15:10: So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.
II Chronicles 15:11: And they offered unto the Lord the same time, of the spoil which they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep.
II Chronicles 15:12: And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
II Chronicles 15:13: That whosoever would not seek the Lord God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
II Chronicles 15:14: And they sware unto the Lord with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.
II Chronicles 15:15: And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the Lord gave them rest round about.
(KJV)
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Sun, 27 Aug 2017 - Exhortation to steadfastness

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Walking in Truth
Reading: Exhortation to steadfastness
Reference: 2 Pet. 3:13-18

II Peter 3:13: Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
II Peter 3:14: Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
II Peter 3:15: And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
II Peter 3:16: As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
II Peter 3:17: Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
II Peter 3:18: But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
(KJV)
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Sat, 26 Aug 2017 - Emotional hearers

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Walking in Truth
Reading: Emotional hearers
Reference: Ezek. 33:30-33

Ezekiel 33:30: Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord.
Ezekiel 33:31: And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
Ezekiel 33:32: And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
Ezekiel 33:33: And when this cometh to pass, ( lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.
(KJV)
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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 - Walking honestly among the gentiles

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Walking in Truth
Reading: Walking honestly among the gentiles
Reference: 1 Pet. 2:9-18

I Peter 2:9: But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
I Peter 2:10: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
I Peter 2:11: Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
I Peter 2:12: Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
I Peter 2:13: Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
I Peter 2:14: Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
I Peter 2:15: For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
I Peter 2:16: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
I Peter 2:17: Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
I Peter 2:18: Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
(KJV)
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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 - Because God loves us

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Walking in Truth
Reading: Because God loves us
Reference: Deut. 7:1-8

Deuteronomy 7:1: When the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;
Deuteronomy 7:2: And when the Lord thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:
Deuteronomy 7:3: Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.
Deuteronomy 7:4: For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.
Deuteronomy 7:5: But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
Deuteronomy 7:6: For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
Deuteronomy 7:7: The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
Deuteronomy 7:8: But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
(KJV)
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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - Buy the truth

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Walking in Truth
Reading: Buy the truth
Reference: Prov. 23:22-26

Proverbs 23:22: Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
Proverbs 23:23: Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Proverbs 23:24: The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
Proverbs 23:25: Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
Proverbs 23:26: My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
(KJV)
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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 - Whether it be of God

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Walking in Truth
Reading: Whether it be of God
Reference: John 7:14-18

John 7:14: Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
John 7:15: And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
John 7:16: Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
John 7:17: If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
John 7:18: He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
(KJV)
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Mon, 21 Aug 2017 - Maintain good works

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Walking in Truth
Reading: Maintain good works
Reference: Titus 3:1-8

Titus 3:1: Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
Titus 3:2: To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
Titus 3:3: For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
Titus 3:4: But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
Titus 3:5: Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Titus 3:6: Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
Titus 3:7: That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Titus 3:8: This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
(KJV)
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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 - Sound doctrine important

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Try the Spirits
Reading: Sound doctrine important
Reference: 2 Tim. 3:12–4:5

II Timothy 4:5: But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
(KJV)
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Sat, 19 Aug 2017 - False teachers cause sin

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Try the Spirits
Reading: False teachers cause sin
Reference: Mic. 3:5-12

Micah 3:5: Thus saith the Lord concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him.
Micah 3:6: Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them.
Micah 3:7: Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God.
Micah 3:8: But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.
Micah 3:9: Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity.
Micah 3:10: They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
Micah 3:11: The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the Lord, and say, Is not the Lord among us? none evil can come upon us.
Micah 3:12: Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.
(KJV)
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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 - Not sent by God

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Try the Spirits
Reading: Not sent by God
Reference: Jer. 14:10-16

Jeremiah 14:10: Thus saith the Lord unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the Lord doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.
Jeremiah 14:11: Then said the Lord unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.
Jeremiah 14:12: When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.
Jeremiah 14:13: Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place.
Jeremiah 14:14: Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
Jeremiah 14:15: Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.
Jeremiah 14:16: And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and they shall have none to bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them.
(KJV)
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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 - God proves the Israelites

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Try the Spirits
Reading: God proves the Israelites
Reference: Judg. 3:1-7

Judges 3:1: Now these are the nations which the Lord left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;
Judges 3:2: Only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least such as before knew nothing thereof;
Judges 3:3: Namely, five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baal–hermon unto the entering in of Hamath.
Judges 3:4: And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the Lord, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.
Judges 3:5: And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites:
Judges 3:6: And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods.
Judges 3:7: And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and forgat the Lord their God, and served Baalim and the groves.
(KJV)
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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 - God judges false teachers

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Try the Spirits
Reading: God judges false teachers
Reference: 2 Pet. 2:1-9

II Peter 2:1: But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
II Peter 2:2: And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
II Peter 2:3: And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
II Peter 2:4: For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
II Peter 2:5: And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
II Peter 2:6: And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
II Peter 2:7: And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
II Peter 2:8: ( For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
II Peter 2:9: The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
(KJV)
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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 - By their fruits ye shall know them

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Try the Spirits
Reading: By their fruits ye shall know them
Reference: Matt. 7:15-23

Matthew 7:15: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Matthew 7:16: Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Matthew 7:17: Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Matthew 7:18: A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Matthew 7:19: Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Matthew 7:20: Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Matthew 7:21: Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 7:22: Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Matthew 7:23: And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
(KJV)
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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 - The Word becomes flesh

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Try the Spirits
Reading: The Word becomes flesh
Reference: John 1:1-14

John 1:1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:2: The same was in the beginning with God.
John 1:3: All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 1:4: In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
John 1:5: And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
John 1:6: There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
John 1:7: The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
John 1:8: He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
John 1:9: That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
John 1:10: He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
John 1:11: He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
John 1:12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
John 1:13: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
John 1:14: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, ( and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
(KJV)
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