Tag: Israel

Heartily, as to the Lord

If you have ever read the book of Jeremiah, you understand that the messages God gave Jeremiah to share were extremely difficult for him to deliver. However, Jeremiah was always faithful – even when he was beaten, imprisoned, and his fellowman rejected him. He willingly obeyed God’s command to deliver […]

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Lesson 13: Jesus in the Old Testament Why Israel Needed Jesus

Key Verse Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.  —2 Timothy 3:5 Key Verse Thought: Read today’s key verse. You may understand it better with the following definitions: form: the process or activity of forming or shaping; specifically in reference to the Law […]

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Lesson 10: 2 Kings 15:14-31; and 16-17 Shallum — Hoshea

Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. —1 Corinthians 10:12 Key Verse Thought: Read the key verse. Can you think of a time when you have bragged about doing something, only to mess up the next time you tried to do it? Sometimes we think […]

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Lesson 5: 2 Kings 9:11–13:9: Jehu – Jehoahaz

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. —Proverbs 4:23 Key Verse Thought: As you read the Key verse for this lesson, use the following definitions to help you understand it a little better. keep:  guard; protect; preserve heart:  the center; the totality […]

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Day of the Lord

The book of Joel tells of the Day of the Lord (see Joel 2:1-3). Many believe that this book is the key to understanding much of prophecy concerning the coming day mentioned by Jesus to His disciples before He left them on earth (see Matthew 24). A day that has […]

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Be Not Deceived

If you read the history of Israel (the Northern Kingdom) in the Old Testament, keep in mind that none of the kings of Israel was considered good because they led Israel to sin against God. They had established a religion worshiping golden calves in Dan and Bethel, not the one […]

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Pieces of a Puzzle

There were men, called prophets, whom God called for a special purpose. Through these men, he revealed Himself to His people through the ages in different ways at different times. “God, who at sundry times” [refers to the incremental and progressive manner in which God disclosed Himself, up until the […]

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Lesson 3 (Lesson 42): Psalms 42-72: Book 2

Key Verse “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”  Psalm 55:22   Read the Key Verse with your class.  Ask your students if they have ever had a problem.  Do you remember the Israelites when they were […]

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Lesson 9 (Lesson 35): II Samuel 1-5: David Crowned as King

Key Verse “The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.”  Psalms 25:14   Read the Key Verse with your class.  Help them understand the verse using the following definitions. secret:  Intimacy, conversation, consultation fear:  reverently fear covenant:  a pledge; a […]

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Lesson 3 (Lesson 29): Judges 1-12: Decline of the Judges

Key Verse: “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”  Proverbs 15:3 Read the Key Verse with your class.  Ask your students if they can see everything all of the time.  Help them understand that we are limited in what we can see.  […]

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