Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

April 1 – Review and Reflections


April 1  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading 

Deuteronomy 18:1-20:20

Luke 9:28-50

Psalm 73:1-28

Proverbs 12:10

Review and Reflections

1. Read Deuteronomy 18:1-20:20. What were the people to give the priests (the Levites) ?

The children of Israel were not to follow the __________________ of the nations where they were going.


What does abomination mean?

What were some of the abominations of the nations in the land where the children of Israel were going?

What is a prophet?

What is a false prophet?

What were they to do with false prophets?

The people were not to be fearful going into battle Why?


What trees were they not to cut down and use when they besieged a city?

2. Read Luke 9:28-50. Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray. As Jesus prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening. Who were the two men who talked with Him?

What did they talk about?


What did God, the voice from heaven, say?


What were the disciples afraid to ask Jesus?

What were the disciples disputing about?


Jesus said…

* Whoever receives this ___________   _____________ in My name receives Me.

* Whoever receives Me receives __________ who sent Me.

* He who is ___________ among you all will be great.


3. Read Proverbs 12:10. A righteous man regards the life of his ___________________.

Dear Father,

Thank-you for keeping my feet from stumbling and my feet from slipping. You know all about me and You know my every need. You are my provider, supplying for all I need. Thank-you that You are continually with me. You hold me by my right hand. You are the strength of my heart and my portion forever. I put my trust in You. By the power of the Holy Spirit, guide me with Your counsel. There is none upon earth that I desire besides You. Help me to be faithful to You in all I say and do. May I declare all Your works. Fill me with an even greater desire to draw nearer to You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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March 31 – Review and Reflections

March 31  – Review and Reflections


Today’s Bible Reading 

Deuteronomy 16:1-17:20

Luke 9:7-27

Psalm 72:1-20

Proverbs 12:8-9

Review and Reflections

1. Read Deuteronomy 16:1-17:20. During Passover, the people were to eat no leavened ______________ for seven days. On the seventh day there was to be a sacred assembly.

How were the people to keep the Feast of Weeks?

How long was the Feast of Tabernacles?

During the Feast of Unleavened Bread,  the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles every man was to give an _____________ to God. Each one giving as he was able, according to the blessing of the Lord.

What were the job of the appoint judges and officers that sat in all their gates?

The people were not to pervert justice, show ____________, or take a bribe.

A bribe blinds the ____________ of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.

2. Read Luke 9:7-27. Why was Herod the tetrarch perplexed?

Herod sought to _______ Jesus.

What did the twelve disciples want Jesus to do concerning the crowd?

How many people were fed with the five loaves and the two fish?

After everyone had eaten there were ______________ baskets leftover.


Jesus told His disciples…

* The Son of Man must ______________   ___________  _______________, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.

* If anyone desires to come after Me, let him ___________  _______________, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

* Whoever desires to save his life __________   __________  _______, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.

* What _____________  _____  _______ to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?

* Whoever is ____________________   ______  _______ and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.

3. Read Proverbs 12:8-9. A person with a perverse ___________ will be despised.

Dear Father,

Thank-you for the peace that You give me. You are my provider and my helper. With You I have nothing to fear for You are by my side. You provide for my every need. Thank-you for the redemption that I have been given through Jesus Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to be quick to thank-you for the many blessings You have bestowed on me. May Your great name endure forever.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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      The dictionary describes a piñata as a container broken to get gifts inside. Also as a decorated papier-mâché container of candy or small gifts that is hung from the ceiling and is hit and broken by blindfolded people with sticks.

2 Corinthians 9:15  NKJV    

“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”

     A human body was the container that housed Jesus, the Son of God, a very wonderful gift to man.

John 1:14  NKJV   

  “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

     Jesus Christ, the Son of God was hung on a cross as our sin offering for our sin. It would have been enough for Jesus to shed His blood for our salvation, however He  provided much more for us. He allowed His body to be beaten beyond recognition for our healing (spiritual, physical, emotional, and much more). Prior to being hung on the cross Jesus was beaten by spiritually blind people, unknown to them each stripe providing for our healing.

Isaiah 53:5  NKJV   

  “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”

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March 30 – Review and Reflections

March 30  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading 

Deuteronomy 13:1-15:23

Luke 8:40-9:6

Psalm 71:1-24

Proverbs 12:5-7


Review and Reflections

1. Read Deuteronomy 13:1-15:23. If someone tried to lead (entice) them to worshipping other gods, that person was to be put to ________________ by stones.

If a city was enticed to serve other gods they were to strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it, all that is in it and its livestock. They were to gather all its plunder into the middle of the street, and completely burn the city The city was not to be ______________.

God told the children of Israel that they were  a special __________________ above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

At the end of every ___________ years the people were to grant a release of debts.

We are not to harden our heart or shut our hand from our poor brother. What does that mean to you personally?

What animals were the people not to sacrifice to God?

2. Read Luke 8:40-9:6. Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue came and fell down at Jesus’ feet. What did he want?


While walking to Jairus’ house, a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the border of Jesus’ garment. What happened when she touched it?

How did Jesus know someone had touched Him?

Why was the woman afraid at first?

What did Jesus say had made her well?

When someone approached Jairus and said that his daughter was dead, what did Jesus to him?


At Jairus’ house, Jesus took the little girl by the __________ and said, “Little girl, arise.”

What did Jesus commanded the girl’s parents?

Jesus called His twelve disciples together and gave them _________ and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.

Jesus sent  His twelve disciples to _______________ the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.

3. Read Proverbs 12:5-7. The thoughts of the righteous are _____________.

The _____________ of the upright will deliver them.

The _________________ of the righteous will stand.

Dear Father,

In You I put my trust and I am never put to shame. You deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape from my enemies. Thank-you for inclining Your ear to me, and for saving me. You are my strong refuge, to which I may resort continually. You are my rock, my fortress, and my hope. In Your presence I am revived and comforted. Thank-you that You are never far from me. May my praise continually bless You. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help my strength not fail. May I praise You more and more, and may my mouth tell of Your righteousness and Your salvation all the day. Help me to declare Your wondrous works.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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March 29 – Review and Reflections

March 29  – Review and Reflections


Today’s Bible Reading 

Deuteronomy 11:1-12:32

Luke 8:22-39

Psalm 70:1-5

Proverbs 12:4

Review and Reflections

1. Read Deuteronomy 11:1-12:32. The children of Israel were commanded to keep every commandment which God command them to. If they obeyed…

* They would be _________________

* They would go in and ________________ the land.

* God would ________________ their days.

* God would send them _________ for your land in its season.

* God would send grass to their _____________ for your livestock.

* God would drive out all the ______________ from before them.

* It would go __________ with them and their children after them.

How does God describe the land that the children of Israel are about to enter?


The people were instructed take heed, lest their heart be deceived, and they turn aside and serve other gods and worship them. If they aroused God’s anger by disobeying…

* He would shut up the heavens so that there be no ____________.

* The land would yield no ______________.

The children were to be ___________________ God’s commandments

God set before the people a _________________ and a _____________. It was up to them to choose. The same is true today – we will either choose to obey God and be blessed or disobey God and be cursed.
The children of Israel were to utterly ___________ all the places where the nations served their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree.

They were to destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars, and __________ their wooden images with fire.

They were to cut down the carved ___________ of their gods and destroy their names from that place.

The people in the land worshipped anyway they wanted to, every man doing whatever is right in his own eyes, however God told the children of Israel that they were not to follow that example. They were to worship God the way He instructed them to, not anyway they chose to. How does this apply to our lives today?




God instructed the children of Israel to take heed, that they are not ensnared to follow  the customs of the people in the land. What does heed mean?

What does ensnared mean?

2. Read Luke 8:22-39. Jesus and His disciples got into a boat and set out to cross over to the other side of the lake. As they sailed Jesus fell asleep. What happened when a windstorm came down on the lake?

What did Jesus do?

What did Jesus say to the disciples?

When Jesus arrived at the country of the Gadarenes a man from the city who had ________________ for a long time met Jesus.

What did the man look like?

Where did the man live?

Jesus commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. The demons went out of the man and entered some ________________.

How did the people from the surrounding region of the Gadarenes respond?

3. Read Proverbs 12:4. What does, “An excekkent wife is the crown of her husband” mean?

Dear Father,

Thank-you for all You do for me. You are my deliverer and my help. Thank-you for hearing my cries and for coming to my rescue. In your presence all my enemies turn away in confusion and are put to shame. I will rejoice and be glad in You. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to seek You with all my heart.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Pony Bead People

Genesis 1:27  NKJV

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

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Passover Buckets (for gathering treats from piñata)

Psalm 119:103 NKJV

“How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!”

Passover Buckets  for gathering treats   1  Passover Buckets  for gathering treats    2

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March 28 – Review and Reflections

March 28  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading 

Deuteronomy 9:1-10:22

Luke 8:4-21

Psalm 69:19-36

Proverbs 12:2-3

Review and Reflections

1. Read Deuteronomy 9:1-10:22. As the children of Israel were about to cross over the Jordan, God told them that He was going ____________ them.

The people in the land were going to be destroyed because of their _____________________.

God called the children of Israel a _________________________ people.

They had provoked the Lord  to wrath in the wilderness. From the day they had departed from the land of Egypt they were ___________________ against the Lord.

Why had God not destroyed the children of Israel because of their rebellion?

The Lord our God requires certain things of us. What does require mean?

We are to…

* fear the Lord our God – ______________ and reverence Him.

* walk in all His ways and ___________ Him – live in a way that obeys God and pleases Him.

* serve the Lord our God with all our ____________ and with all our soul – serve God out of our love for Him.

* keep the commandments of the Lord and His statutes – ____________ God’s Word.
The Lord our God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no ______________ nor takes a bribe.

2. Read Luke 8:4-21. What is a parable?

The seed that fell on rock sprang up quickly however, it ___________ away because it lacked moisture.

The seed that fell among thorns sprang up, however  it died because it was ________________ by the thorns.

The seed that fell good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a ____________________.

In this parable the ___________ is the word of God.

“Nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light.” How does this verse make you want to live your life?

3. Read Proverbs 12:2-3. A good man obtains _____________ from the Lord.

Dear Father,

Thank-you for the comfort that You give to me. You truly are my greatest friend. You know all about me and You love me anyway. You lift me up and comfort me when heaviness tries to surround me. My enemies flee from Your presence. You are my dwelling place and You cloth me in Your righteousness. Through Your Son, Jesus, my sins have been removed and my name has been written down in the Book of Life. I will praise Your name and magnify You for Your mighty acts. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to be humble before You. May I seek You with my whole heart.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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March 27 – Review and Reflections

March 27  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Deuteronomy 7:1-8:20

Luke 7:36-8:3

Psalm 69:1-18

Proverbs 12:1

Review and Reflections

1. Read Deuteronomy 7:1-8:20.The children of Israel were instructed to ..

* conquer and utterly _____________ the inhabitants of the lands where God was taking them to.

* make no _____________ with or show mercy to the inhabitants of the lands.

* not ______________ the inhabitants of the lands.

* destroy the _____________, and break down the sacred pillars, and cut down the wooden images, and burn the carved images that were in the land.

Why were the children of Israel not to marry the inhabitants of the lands?

Do you think this is one reason  why God doesn’t want a believer to marry an unbeliever?

What does “a holy people” mean?


If the children of Israel kept God’s commandments, He would show His love for them by blessing…

* the  fruit of their womb  – they would have a lot of ____________  /  there would not be any barren among them.

* the fruit of their land – they would have a great harvest of ____________________.

* them with grain, new _____________ and oil – they would have plenty.

* their cattle and the offspring of their flock – they would have a lot of livestock / there would not be any _____________ among their livestock.

* them with health. He would take away all _________________, and would not afflict them with any of the terrible diseases of Egypt .

We must be obedient to the voice of the God. What does obedient mean?

2. Read Luke 7:36-8:3. As Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house a woman in the city who was a sinner brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil. What did she do with it?

When the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, “This Man, if He were a _________________ , would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.”

In response to what the Pharisee said Jesus told the parable of the _________ debtors.

When Jesus entered Simon’s house, he had not given Jesus any __________ for His feet, nor had He been given the customary greeting of a kiss.

The woman washed Jesus’ feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. She also kissed His feet and anointed His ________ and __________ with oil.

Jesus told the woman, “Your sins are forgiven. Your faith has __________ you. Go in peace.”

Jesus went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. Who went with Him?

3. Read Proverbs 12:1. A person who _________ instruction loves knowledge.

A person who hates correction is _____________.

Dear Father,

Thank-you for Your deliverance when it seems like the floods are trying to overflow and swallow me up. When I’m weary, You give me strength. When I am wrongly accused You restore my repetition. Thank-you that You do not hide Your face from me when I am in trouble, instead You draw near to me. You and alone are the One that I pray to, and You hear and shower me with Your mercy. In You I will never be put to shame. You are all knowing and nothing is hidden from You. It is You who lifted me out of the mire and set my feet on the solid rock. Your lovingkindness is good and there is no limit to Your tender mercies. Thank-you that You love me just as I am, but that You love me too much to leave me the way that You found me. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to be quick to confess my sins, faults and weaknesses to You. Fill me with energetic and unflagging enthusiasm for You, Your house, and for Your things.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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March 23 – Review and Reflections

March 23  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading 

Numbers 36:1-Deuteronomy 1:46

Luke 5:29-6:11

Psalm 66:1-20

Proverbs 11:24-26

Review and Reflections

1. Read Numbers 36:1-Deuteronomy 1:46. These verses describe the children of Israel’s disobedience and __________________________.

What does complaining mean?

The daughters of Zelophehad were to marry only within the family of their father’s tribe. Why?


No ________________________ was to change hands from one tribe to another –  every tribe of the children of Israel was to  keep its own inheritance.

There are always _____________________________ for disobeying God.

Obedience bring blessings, however disobedience brings ____________________.

2. Read Luke 5:29-6:11. What were the scribes and the Pharisees complaining about?


Jesus came not come to call the righteous, but ___________, to repentance.

What did Jesus’ disciples do as they walked through the grain fields on the Sabbath?

The Pharisees responded by asking, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?”  What was Jesus’ reply?

Why were the scribes and Pharisees watching Jesus closely when He was teaching in the synagogue on the Sabbath?

Jesus told the man with the withered hand, to “Arise and stand here.” What did Jesus do?

The scribes and Pharisees were filled with ___________.

3. Read Proverbs 11:24-26. These verses speak about being generous  and helping those in need. What does generous mean?

What will happen to a generous person?

Dear Father,

How awesome are Your works, and the greatness of Your mercy and power. Many are the blessings toward Your people. May Your great name be praised forever. Your eyes are upon us and Your ears hear our every cry. Thank-you for Your precious Holy Spirit who is with us as we go through tests and trials. By Your power we are not only able to endure, but we can excel and rise above them. With you we are able to go through the fire and come out as silver and gold. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may we not be moved by what we see or by what we hear. May we always declare what You have done for us and be quick to give You praise. Help us to keep our hearts pure and let us not regard iniquity in our hearts.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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