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Next, Jesus launched His ministry by prayerfully selecting twelve disciples, or followers. These twelve devoted men would live and learn with Jesus over the next three years. He would teach them, laugh with them, and warn them of His impending […]

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As we move into chapter six, we transition from the Old Testament to the New Testament. The New Testament begins about 400 years after Malachi (the last book of the Old Testament) was written. The New Testament covers the birth, […]

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History records the brilliance of God’s ability to weave good out of this “evil time” in history. The evil nations that He allowed to spring up would set the stage for his coming Messiah. The Greeks would expand the known […]

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The message of the Bible offers the only satisfying answer to the problem of evil and suffering.   All the other philosophies and religions of the world can be boiled down to four phrases: Not Really, Not Ever, Not Again, and […]

As we move into chapter five, let’s backtrack briefly. So far, we have examined the Bible in chronological order from Genesis to Malachi in the Old Testament (the part of the Bible before Jesus comes on the scene, covering the […]

After 70 years of Babylonian captivity, God appeared to the Babylonian king in the form of a human hand. He wrote out a message that said, “You have been weighed in the courts of heaven and found wanting. You will […]

While the northern kingdom had been judged by the Assyrians, the southern kingdom was a roller-coaster ride of good kings and bad kings.  A good king would come to power and move people up toward God, and then several bad […]

After Solomon’s death, his kingdom was divided into two halves: the northern kingdom and the southern kingdom. The northern kingdom was often called Israel, comprising eleven of the twelve tribes. The southern kingdom was often called Judah (King David’s family […]

David’s family portrait was ripped down the middle in the latter years of his life. Many of the problems were traced to an incident with his son Amnon, who lusted after his half-sister Tamar. He tricked David into sending Tamar […]

There are three primary Monarchs (or Kings) who ruled over God’s people in the next portion of Israel’s history. The first king was Saul.  In the last chapter we learned that Saul was a humble, gracious servant. He brought God’s […]

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