Revelation

The woman flees to the wilderness while the dragon pursues her, intent on devouring her child (Revelation 12:1 – 12:17)

A great sign appeared in heaven – a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in labor. Then another sign appeared in heaven – an enormous red dragon with seven heads…
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Matthew

Jesus gives authority to the twelve disciples and sends them on mission to spread God’s message (Matthew 9:35 – 10:42)

Jesus travelled through the region (which we can presume was Galilee) teaching in synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.…
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Genesis

Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dreams – becomes the second most powerful man in Egypt (Genesis 41:1 – 41:57)

Two years after Joseph interpreted the dreams for the cupbearer and the baker, Pharaoh had a dream. He was standing by the Nile when out of the river comes seven beautiful, healthy cows that begin grazing among the reeds. After that, seven other cows, gaunt and mangy, come up out…
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Biblical research

Bible pronunciation guide – a complete guide to pronunciation of difficult biblical names, locations, and other ancient biblical references

The following are pronunciations of often difficult-to-pronounce common biblical words.  Use the phonetic guide below for examples of the various "sounds". If you have suggestions or requests for other biblical pronunciations, please email Phonetic guide a - at, cat, mat, snap ah - father, bother ahr - lard, yard ai…
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Bible Study

The Major Covenants of the Bible – a concise explanation (and complete list) of our covenant agreements with God

What is a biblical covenant? A covenant is an agreement between two parties. In a biblical sense, covenants are made to humanity by God and are intended to ensure mankind acts together in harmony according to the teachings provided by biblical scripture. In some cases, biblical covenants may include symbolic…
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Modern Day Lessons

Religion as a crutch for the weak and wounded? If you use religion as a buffer against life’s struggles, you’re (probably) missing the point.

It’s a common atheist battle cry – “religion is a crutch for weak people with feeble minds”. According to these secular “faith experts”, religion’s sole purpose is to buffer believers from fear – fear of death, love loss, bad health, or any other distressful state of affairs we worry could…
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Revelation

The sounding of the seventh trumpet – the time for judging the dead and rewarding God’s servants has arrived (Revelation 11:15-11:19)

The seventh angel sounded his trumpet and there were loud voices in heaven which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and his Messiah, and he will reign here forever and ever.” The twenty-four elders fell on their faces and worshipped God saying: “We…
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History

What we know about the Twelve Disciples (or Twelve Apostles) mentioned in the New Testament Bible

The list of the twelve disciples are found in various verses in the New Testament. They are usually referred to as disciples but occasionally called “apostles” (in fact, only once in Matthew, once in Mark, and six times in Luke). Their designation “apostles” (which means “one who is sent away”)…
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Ezekiel

God insists on recognition and obedience – For Ezekiel’s people, judgement is on hand, the end is near (Ezekiel 7:1 – 7:27)

The word of God came to Ezekiel saying: “Son of man, this is what the Lord says to the land of Israel. The end has come upon the four corners of the land! The end is now upon you and I will unleash my anger against you. I will judge…
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