1. Divine Provision
We have several illustration in Numbers of the ways in which God provides for his people. For example, 20:1—11; 21:1—9; 27:1—11 (see 36:1—12); 27:12—23 ; 35:1—5; 35:6—28. Think of ways in which God provides for his people today.
2. Divine Displeasure
One of the sadder aspects of Numbers is the fact that … Read the rest
Leviticus means “about the Levites.” Levites were the tribe chosen by God to be His priests. They were taken in place of the firstborn of all Israelites. The firstborn was commanded by God as devoted to Him. See Numbers 3:11—13.
The key to understanding Leviticus is holiness. In Leviticus 11:44, 45 God says, “I … Read the rest
This section of the Bible focuses on four things:
1. The Ten Commandments (Ch. 20)
2. The Offerings and the Building of the Tabernacle (Ch. 25 to 31 and 35 to 40)
3. The Garments of the High Priest (Exodus 28)
4. Moses’ Intercession and Intimacy with God (Ch. 32—34)
I The Ten Commandments (Exodus
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Exodus means “exit” or “departure.”
The Blood of the Lamb
“The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you.” (Exodus 12:13 NIV). “For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed” (1 Corinthians 5:7b NIV).
The Holiness of God
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Make money grow little by little. You never know how much power 1 rupee has until you try to get a train ticket when you are having 1 rupee less than needed. So it doesn’t matter if your saving is small; but store it up little by little. One day you’ll be surprised that it … Read the rest
Is there any man or woman who has not been tempted? With what or by whom is not the point. The whole question is about how do you respond to temptation; whatever that be.
Now if that is the case, you need to know that if something keeps on knocking at the door of your … Read the rest
Man has not changed in spite of great advancements in science and technology.
Fashions and food habits might have changed; but the way he acts and reacts in interpersonal relations have remained the same.
It is against this backdrop that the following words of wisdom related to communication mostly penned by Solomon, the wise king, … Read the rest
“All through his life he was trying to do the best that he could. It was not perfect. But there are some kinds of failure that are better than success.” So wrote Henry van Dyke in the Preface to his classic short story The Other Wise Man.
It is the story of Artaban who tried … Read the rest
“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me?”1 The ones who raised this question three times in rapid succession themselves give the answer too: “Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Saviour and my God.”
Seasons of discouragement come to the best of people. … Read the rest
When everything fails and you have no one to hold on to, seek God’s mercy.
If you have wondered whether God can stretch his mercy a little bit more; yes he can and he will; for you!
He is holy; and God is a God of justice. Yet he listens to the cry of a … Read the rest
All of us face troubles big and small each day. Some of them irritate us. Others make us feel helpless. Often we feel like giving up.
Most problems are people problems. We find others unlovable and get angry at the slightest provocation. Not to mention difficulties in forgiving past wrongs. Often some fear or … Read the rest
There are two kinds of people in this world.
The first kind love to go window shopping. There is no cost involved in the process. It is aimless wandering. The time spent is utilized just to enjoy the feel of things.
There is no serious effort to pay the price and get something in return.… Read the rest
Believe in Your God-given Dreams
Joseph’s story in the Bible has always inspired young people. He was just seventeen years when God gave him dreams of greatness. But it took several years before those dreams were fulfilled. From his life we can learn several lessons about achieving success.
Dreams Are about Possibilities
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It is only when you get lost somewhere that you realize, “I simply wanna go home!”
The moment you realize you are lost is a starting point.
You can choose to give up everything as lost. Or, you can start redirecting your steps towards home. In your mind’s eye you can think of your tearful … Read the rest
586 B. C. A nation was being led into exile and captivity. Only few were left. All that they had pinned their hopes on were now gone–their city, the well fortified city of Jerusalem; it was destroyed, and their temple, the magnificent temple of great splendour that Solomon built; it was burnt to the ground.… Read the rest
“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”1
There is an invitation. God is calling out to you to come and speak with him. Therefore prayer first of all is about listening to God
Then there is a promise of a response. I … Read the rest
God is speaking to a people whose land was devastated by an army of locusts. Their sin and rebellion against God invited this disaster.
Yet God is promising them a restoration. He was asking them to return to him so that he could make good the promise to repay the years the locusts have eaten.… Read the rest
So many people suffer from guilt. It need not be a great crime like murder that troubles, but it can be the little wrongs they have done.
Their past haunts them.
They suffer silently as their minds torture them.
They feel someone accusing them all the time.
Unable to open up to anyone they carry … Read the rest
THE LIFE OF JOSEPH
The power of God-given dreams!
Joseph Foreshadows the Saviour
Joseph | Jesus
Beloved by their fathers
Genesis 37:3 | Matt. 3:17
Sent by their fathers to their brothers
Genesis 37:13, 14 | Luke 20:13; Heb. 2:12
Hated by their brothers without a reason
Genesis 37:4, 5, 8 | John 1:11; 7:5; … Read the rest
Abraham Isaac Jacob
It amazes us to discover that God is a master storyteller. Instead of giving us only rules to follow, He has taken pains to paint for us real stories from which we can learn. This learning is not only about heroes of faith but also about ourselves. … Read the rest
Genesis means, “beginnings.” Without this book we cannot know how God made us.
1. Some Important Actions of God
● God created. Genesis 1:1 tells us that “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” He did not create the earth to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited (Isaiah 45:18) [That … Read the rest
This series gives you a quick look at each book of the Old Testament. It is written with youngsters in mind. Content is made as simple as possible. At the end of each set of notes, related links to Manna are also given which will inspire you.
Old Testament Walk Through: Genesis 1–11
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All the four gospels show us that the Holy Spirit came down in the form of a dove and rested on Jesus at the time of his baptism. If the Son of God needed the Spirit of God in his life and ministry, can we do ministry without the enabling of the Holy Spirit? Think … Read the rest
“For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life (Leviticus 17:11).”
The infinite power of Jesus’ blood to cleanse us from all sin (1 John 1:7) lies in his … Read the rest
This Lesson is part of John’s Gospel Easy Notes Series.
It was Zechariah who looked forward to a day when a fountain will be opened for cleansing people from sin and impurity (see Zechariah 13:1). The blood of Jesus is that fountain.
This has given rise to these famous lines in the hymn:
There is … Read the rest