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January 5 – Review and Reflections

on December 26, 2012

JAN 5January 5

Today’s Bible Reading 

Genesis 11:1  – 13:4

Matthew 5:1-26

Psalm  5:1-12

Proverbs :1:24-28

Review and Reflections

1. The people building the tower of Babel wanted to become famous and make a name for themselves. They were motivated by pride and arrogance. By building a very tall tower they thought they could be as great as God. When God saw what they were doing He cam down and confused their language and scattered the people over the face of the earth. Why?

Can man ever be as great as God?

2. Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, and left Ur to go to the land of Canaan. Instead of going to Cannan they settled in _____________.

3. Read Genesis 12:1.

What did God tell Abram to do?

4.. In Genesis chapter 12, what promises does God make to Abram?

5. Abram was ___________________ years old when he departed from Haran.

6. When Abram went up from Egypt, who went with him?

7. Sometime after arriving in Canaan a famine forced Abram to leave.

8. Read Genesis 12:11-13.

What did Abram ask Sarai to do?

Why?

9. What happened to Sarai when the Egyptians saw her?

What happened to Abram?

10. Did their lying and deceit please God?

What did God do?

11. What was the Pharaoh’s reaction when he learned the truth about Sarai?

12.  Read Matthew 5:3-12

“Blessed are the _______________________, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who __________, For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the _________, For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who _________and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
Blessed are the _____________, For they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the __________________, For they shall see God.
Blessed are the _________________, For they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are ______________for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you ___________ for My sake
Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your ___________ in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

13. Who are salt and light in this world?

According to Jesus, if we loose our saltiness are we of any use?

14. What is the purpose of letting our lights shine?

15. Read Matthew 5:22. What warning are we given?

16. If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, what should you do?

17. Psalm 5; 12 has some wonderful promises. What are they?

18. Read Proverbs 1:24-25

Disaster and calamity overtake a person when they reject or disregard _____________.

19. What was your favorite verse today? Why?

 

 

Dear Father,

You are my King and my God. When I pray You give ear to my words and You see what‘s in my heart. You have a multitude of  mercy and I will reverence and respect You. I will give unto You all my worship. I rejoice for I put my trust in You. I will ever shout for joy because You defend me. You bless me and surround me as a shield.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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