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  • Biblical Principle #286: Law of Moses Forbid Incest

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses forbid incest and unhealthy sexual relationships with close family members. Explanation The Law of Moses provided the following restrictions against sexual relations with close relatives. (As you read these, remember that we previously established that, biblically, “shame” means the natural human embarrassment one feels by the realization…

  • Biblical Principle #285: Israelite Prostitution Forbidden

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses forbid prostitution, including prostitution associated with idolatry. Explanation Parents were forbidden from giving their daughters over to a life of prostitution. 29 You shall not profane your daughter to prostitute her; so the land shall not go a whoring, and the land be filled with iniquity. Leviticus…

  • Biblical Principle #256: Israel’s Punishment for Parental Assault

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite who hit their father of mother was put to death. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave strict instructions about Israelites honoring their father and mother. If an Israelite hit their father or mother, they were to be put to death: 15 He…

  • Guard Your Heart (Be Careful How You Talk)

    The Bible says a lot about how we talk and the important role our speech plays in our lives. In the post entitled “Guard Your Heart (How to Keep Yourself from Sin),” I talked about the importance of replacing bad (i.e. worldly) input sources with good ones. Flooding your life with positive influences while ridding…

  • Church Notes: Father’s Day 2012—Jesus’ References to God the Father

    These are my notes for our church meeting on 6/17/2012. Leader: Russ Farmer Assignment Think of verses where Jesus referred to God as his Father…how did he speak of God?  Prepare to share the verses and comment on what we should learn from these.

  • December 19 – 2 Timothy: Paul’s Final Letter

    Reading 2 Tim. 1:1-4:22 Devotional It seems that Paul was once again arrested and had to stand trial, and was apparently sentenced to death as a result of his defense of the gospel. Secular history affirms that Paul died a martyr’s death (a martyr is someone who is killed for a cause—in this case, for…

  • October 21 – Jesus, the Wise Young Boy

    Reading Matt. 2:1-23 Luke 2:39-52 Devotional Some period of time (probably around 6 months) after Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Magi from the east came to visit “the king of the Jews“. The Magi were sorcerers, magicians or wizards, from a country in the east (probably Persia). They were familiar with the prophecies of the…

  • July 27 – Ask for the Ancient Paths

    Reading Jer. 5:14-6:30 Devotional 16 Thus says the LORD, “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ 17 “And I set watchmen over you, saying,…

  • June 23 – GOD Sends Isaiah to Judah

    Reading Isa. 1:1-9; 5:1-7; 1:10-17, 21-26; 2:6-18; 3:8-4:1; 32:9-11; 5:8-23 Devotional Isaiah was sent to Judah with a similar message to that of Amos, during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah. In today’s reading GOD outlines the sins of Judah. GOD’s message through Isaiah begins: 2 Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth! For…

  • June 19 – GOD Stands Ever Ready to Forgive

    Reading Hos. 10:1-15; 11:1-13:16; 14:1-9 2 Kings 14:17; 2 Chron. 25:26-28 2 Kings 14:21; 15:1-2; 2 Chron. 26:1, 3 2 Chron. 26:4-5 2 Kings 15:4 2 Chron. 26:2, 6-10, 15, 11-14 Devotional Despite GOD’s wrath towards His rebellious children and His firmness of intent to punish them for their sins, He remains ever ready for them…