Ezekiel

God shows Ezekiel idolatry in the temple and promises to punish without pity (Ezekiel 8:1 – 8:18)

In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day (mid-September, 592 BC), Ezekiel was sitting in his home with the elders of Judah when the hand of God came over him. Ezekiel described what he witnessed. “I saw a figure like that of a man. From what…
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Matthew

John the Baptist questions Jesus – are you the Messiah? (Matthew 11:1 – 11:19)

After Jesus instructed the twelve disciples to go out and spread the word throughout the region, he went to the towns of Galilee to preach. When John, who was in prison at the time, heard about the deeds of Jesus, he sent his disciples to ask him, “Are you the one…
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Genesis

Joseph’s brothers go to Egypt to buy grain and are rebuked unless they agree to return the youngest brother, Benjamin, to Egypt (Genesis 42:1 – 43:34)

While the region was in the grip of a great drought. Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt so he told his sons, “Why are you just standing around? There is grain in Egypt. Go there and buy some so we can survive the drought.” Ten of Joseph’s brothers…
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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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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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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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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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Matthew

Jesus brings a dead girl back to life, heals a bleeding woman, a blind man, and a mute – Pharisees accuse him of demonology (Matthew 9:18 – 9:34)

As Jesus explained his purpose to the disciples of John the Baptist ( why Jesus and the disciples did not fast), a synagogue leader knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just died. Come and put your hand on her so she will live.” Jesus and his disciples went…
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