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An Evening Under The Stars

a night under the stars    An Evening Under The Stars

Theme: Biblical Fall Feasts, sukkah

Memory Verse: Leviticus 23:43

Bible Truth: God delivered us from bondage.

 

1. OPEN IN PRAYER

2. INTRODUCTION

The Feast of Tabernacles is a week long autumn harvest festival. It is also known as: The Feast of Ingathering, The Feast of Booths, Sukkoth, Succoth, or Sukkot (pronounced as “Sue-coat”). In Biblical times this feast was the final and most important holiday of the year. Some Bible scholars believe The Feast of Tabernacles points to the millennium reign of Jesus Christ

Leviticus 23:39-43  NKJV     “Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the Lord for seven days; on the first day there shall be a sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a sabbath-rest. And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month. You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths, that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”

         Throughout Christian history, many great revivals were held in tents and brush arbors closely resembling the sukkah (tabernacle).

3. PRAISE AND WORSHIP SONGS

1. ______________________________________

2. ______________________________________

4. MEMORY VERSE

Leviticus 23:43  NKJV          “…that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”

5. SUKKOTH

The word Sukkoth means “booths”, and refers to the temporary dwelling that the Jewish people were commanded to live in during this holiday, just as the Jewish people did in the wilderness after they left Egypt. This holiday commemorates the desert wanderings of the Jewish people on their way to the Promised Land, after God delivered them from bondage. The people were caused to wander about through disobedience, but God was still with them. God still protected them and provided for them. The people were commanded to build temporary dwellings (tabernacles or booths) each year to live in during Sukkot, so that they could remember God’s presence and His faithfulness as a provider and protector.

          What about you…

          How do you acknowledge God’s presence is always with You?

 

          What do you do to remember God’s faithfulness as your provider and protector?

 

Today many Jewish people still build a sukkot for the festival. Almost any building material will do for the sides as long as they are not of a permanent nature. The top is loosely covered with branches so that you can still see the stars through parts of it. They are decorated with fruit, tinsel, paper chains, streamers and pictures of Bible stories. Meals are eaten in the sukkot, accompanied by singing and rejoicing. Some families sleep in their sukkot. It is a place to discuss and meditate on God’s goodness. God has redeemed us from a life of bondage to sin and brought us into His freedom in the Kingdom of God.

When the Israelites were wanderers in the desert they all lived in tents. It did not matter if you were rich or poor. During sukkot all men are equal before God and one another. Each one sits in his flimsy sukkah and considers God, not his own status. The Feast of Tabernacles give a person an opportunity to reflect on God’s great love and majesty, and how they treat others. We too are flimsy tabernacles that should reflect God’s majesty.

          What about you…

          Do you have a special place where you discuss and meditate on God’s goodness?

 

          If you have been redeemed from a life of bondage to sin, how does that make you feel?

 

         How have you treated people this past year? How can you improve in this area?

 

Write a prayer to God acknowledging His majesty and expressing your love to Him.

 

6. CITRON AND LULAV

Sukkot is a season of joy and rejoicing. The men carry a citron and a lulav to the synagogue to wave as they rejoice before the Lord. The lulav has three branches tied together( a palm, a willow, and a myrtle branch), and the citron is a citrus fruit that smells like a lemon. The lulav and the citron point to how our life should be spiritually.

The people took great care in picking out the citron and the items for the lulav. They were careful with what they offered to God. We too should be careful with the quality of the “fruit” that were are offering to God.

          What about you…

         Are you careful with what you offer God?

 

          Rate yourself in the following areas. How do I show…

                   Love     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

                   Joy      1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

                   Peace    1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

                   Longsuffering (patience)   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

                   Kindness    1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

                   Goodness    1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

                   Faithfulness    1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10
                  Gentleness    1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

                  Self-control    1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

 

7. MEANING OF THE CITRON AND LULAV

Palm – We should not be like the palm. It can only bears fruit (deeds / works). It is not fragrant (spiritual blessings). These people live by the letter of the law but they have no love or compassion, for themselves or others.

Myrtle – We should not be like the myrtle. It is only fragrant, but does not bear fruit. These people are sweet people, but their lives do not produce any real lasting fruit.

Willow – We should not be like the willow. It does not produce fruit or fragrance. These people are blown around by every wind of doctrine and never really know where they are spiritually.

Citron – We should be like the citron. It produces fruit and fragrance. These are God’s steadfast believers who live a balanced life in wisdom before God and man.

          What about you…

          How are you showing love and compassion for others?

 

          Are you producing lasting fruit in your life?

 

          How can you avoid being blown around by every wind of doctrine?

 

          What are you doing to grow spiritually?

 

8. LESSONS FROM THE SUKKAH / lesson 1 – We are strangers in this land.

1 Peter 2:11 NKJV     “Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul”

         Inside of our houses it is easy to begin to feel permanent and self-sufficient and lose sight of our brief time on the earth. The sukkah also speaks of our frailty while we are here–we are but flesh. One day that will all change. Peter referred to our earthly bodies as “tents”. We live for only a short while and we must use every opportunity to encourage others toward Jesus Christ and toward His heavenly kingdom.

2 Peter 1:12-14  NKJV     “For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth. Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you, knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me”

          What about you…

          What are some opportunities that you have where you can point others toward Jesus Christ?

 

           How can you encourage fellow believers?

 

9. LESONS FROM THE SUKKAH / Lesson 2 – This world is not our permanent home – it is only temporary.

As people in a land temporary, we must not hold on to things too tightly. Things control and manipulate us. Things can become our gods ( idols) when we begin to hold on to them too tightly. When things become your god, you turn away from the only true and living God.

Our life here is short, but our hope is not in this world. God has provided a better place for the believers.

John 14:2-3  NKJV     “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also”

          How about you…

          What are some things that people make into a god (idol) ?

 

          How can things or people control or manipulate?

 

          What can you do to make sure your focus is always on God?

 

10. LESSONS FROM THE SUKKAH/ Lesson 3 – God provides for our needs.

God gave the Feast of Tabernacle as a reminder to the people of who He is. We need to seek God’s kingdom, not earthly comfort. As we seek first the kingdom of God, our material needs are provided for by the Lord.

Luke 12:31  NKJV     “But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you”

          What about you…

          Is seeking the things of God a priority in your life?

 

          How has God provided for your needs?

 

11. LESSONS FROM THE SUKKAH / Lesson 4 – We must be able to move when God moves.

We should not get so involved with things of the world that it prevents us from moving when God tells us to. The tabernacle (sukkah) is a flimsy structure and can be taken down and put up in a very short period of time. It is sensitive to the wind, just as we are to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit.

          What about you…

          What are some things that you must be careful not get to involved with?

 

          How can you can stay sensitive to the Holy Spirit?

 

          What are some things that the Holy Spirit has spoken to you to do? Have you obeyed?

 

12. LESSONS FROM THE SUKKAH / Lesson 5-  We must not close God out.

The sukkah is open to the heavens–it can not be closed off. We too are to be open to God. We should never close God out of our lives.

          What about you…

          How do people today close God out of their lives?

 

13. LESSONS FROM THE SUKKAH / Lesson 6- OUR LIFE HERE IS FADING AWAY.

When the sukkah is first put up it is fresh and green. As the days of the Feast of Tabernacles progresses, the leaves begin to dry. Soon they are falling as the wind blows.

Isaiah 64:6  NKJV     “But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousness are like filthy rags; we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind have taken us away”

          What about you…

           Everyone will spend an eternity somewhere – some in God’s presence and some in the Lake of Fire. The choices we make while here will determine where we will spend eternity. How have you prepared for your life in eternity?

 

 

14. LIVING SACRIFICE

During this feast the people were to bring a sacrifice each day. Preparing the sacrifices was costly and time-consuming. It required much commitment to God. It required faith and obedience.

Without faith and obedience the work of Jesus Christ on the cross is of no avail. It is not enough to know the facts of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. We must have a personal relationship with Him.

James 2:17  NKJV     “Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead”

          We must personally act upon it by faith, then we will have the promised salvation. We have to receive it and live it.

Romans 12:1  NKJV     “I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service”

          What about you…

          What is a personal relationship?

 

          Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus?

 

          How can you show your commitment to God?

 

          How can you show your obedience to God?

 

          What does holy and acceptable mean to you?

 

15. THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF JESUS CHRIST

At the end of the Great Tribulation Jesus will return to earth (Second Coming Of Christ). Jesus’ feet will stand on the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem. He will defeat the antichrist and throw Satan into a bottomless pit for 1000 years. Jesus will reign over the earth for 1000 years (millennial reign).

Zechariah 14:4      “And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two…”

          When the millennial reign is over, Satan will again be loosed on earth for a short period of time. He will gather an army to fight against Jesus. Jesus will defeat Satan and his army. The earth will be destroyed by fire and sinners will be judged (The Great White Throne Judgment). Those who died as sinners will be resurrected (removed from Hell / Hades), to stand before God to be judged for what they did (or did not do) while they were here on earth. Every person whose name is not found in the Book of Life will be thrown into the Lake of Fire. The Lake of Fire is described several times in the Bible. It is an eternal fire. It is a fire that never goes out. It is black and dark . There will be constant torment with no end – it will NEVER stop.

Revelation 20:11-15  NKJV     “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was no place found for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”

          After the final judgment, God promised a new heaven and a new earth. Jesus will give His millennial kingdom to God the Father, the Supreme Ruler. All Christians will live with God forever in a beautiful new universe. God will wipe every tear from our eyes. There will be no more death, sickness or pain. The Holy City, the New Jerusalem, will come down from heaven and will shine with the glory of the Lord. The city will be made of gold and will be decorated with precious jewels.

Down the middle of the city will flow the river of life, and on each side of the river will grow trees of life. The throne of God will be in the city, and people will worship God forever and ever. Heaven will be far better than we can imagine. As we draw close to God here on earth, we can experience the same wonderful presence of God that we will experience when we stand before His throne.

1 Corinthians 15:25  NKJV     “Then the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.”

 

Revelation 21:1-2  NKJV     “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”

16. WORSHIP SONG –  ______________________________

17. CHALLENGE / ALTAR CALL – WHAT CAN I GIVE?

Sukkot is a time to consider that we are God’s creation. We are to gather up our personal, spiritual fruits of faith and celebrate by giving ourselves in God’s service. The message of Sukkot is total commitment to the Lord and His service.

Each of us must make a commitment to God by first accepting His wonderful gift of salvation through Jesus.

 

Each of us has much that we can give to the Lord:

1. We can give our lives to Him in service.

2. We can use what God gives us (income, food, clothing, shelter) for use in His service.

3. We can use our talents for God’s service.

4. We can share the message of God’s love and salvation with others.

5. We can allow the fruit of the Spirit to overflow on others.

 

Allow time for the children to pray.

          What about you…

          Have you accepted God’s wonderful gift of salvation through Jesus?

 

          How can you give your life in service to God?

 

          How can you use what God gives you (income, food, clothing, shelter) for use in His service?

 

          How can you use your talents for God’s service?

 

          How can you share the message of God’s love and salvation with others?

 

          How can you allow the fruit of the Spirit to overflow on others?

 

18. MEAL UNDER SUKKAH

19. DISMISSAL

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A Special Peace

A SPECIAL PEACEA Special Peace

Memory Verse: Psalm 29:11

Life Application: God will give His people peace.

Bible Text:

Philippians 4:6-7

1 Peter 5:7

Psalm 85:8

Isaiah 26:3

Psalm 29:11

John 14:27

 

When we receive salvation through Jesus it brings a special peace to us. Peace is described as a calm and quiet state, free from disturbances  or a state of mental calm and serenity, with no anxiety.

God doesn’t want His people to be fearful or full of worry. He wants us to come to Him, our Father, in prayer about any and every circumstance that we face.  He doesn’t want us to worry or fret over them. Instead, He wants us to commit them ( or to hand them over) to Him, believing that He will provide our rescue (our deliverance or release). When we do this God will give us a peace that we never knew existed.

 

Philippians 4:6-7  NKJV     “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

            We need to present all our worries and problems to God so that He can calm our fear and help us. As we pray our worries are replaced with God’s peace.

 

1 Peter 5:7  NKJV    “…casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you.”

            When we have God’s peace we are filled with a calmness and quietness. We have freedom from struggles in our mind and heart.

 

Psalm 85:8  NKJV    “I will hear what God the Lord will speak,

For He will speak peace

To His people and to His saints; But let them not turn back to folly.”

            As we pray to God about our worries and problems we must listen for His voice. As God speaks peace to us concerning our situation we must keep our eyes on Him.

 

Isaiah 26:3  NKJV     “You will keep him in perfect peace,

Whose mind is stayed on You,

Because he trusts in You.”

Psalm 29:11  NKJV     “The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.”

            The peace that God gives us is not the same as the peace that the world has to offer. God’s peace is superior in every way, in every situation. It drives away fear, terror, and uneasiness because God is in control of every situation and circumstance.

 

John 14:27  NKJV     “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Review

1. When we receive __________________ through Jesus it brings a special peace to us.

2. What is peace?

 

3. Does God want us to worry?

 

Why do we worry?

 

4. God wants us to ________________ our cares to Him and _______________ that He will provide our rescue.

5. We are not to be anxious for anything, but in everything by _______________ and supplication, with thanksgiving, make our ________________ known to God.

6. As we pray our ________________ are replaced with God’s peace.

7. We must always remember that God for He ________________ for you.

8. When we are filled with God’s peace what will it do?

 

9. As we pray to God about our worries and problems we must _____________ for His voice.

10. Is the peace that God gives the same as the peace that the world has to offer?

 

11. How is the peace that God gives different than the peace that the world has to offer?

 

12. God is in __________________ of every situation and circumstance.

 

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The Lord’s Prayer

THE LORDS PRAYER  The Lord’s Prayer

Memory Verse: Matthew 6:9

Life Application: Jesus gave us an example for prayer.

Bible Text: Matthew 6:9-13

 

Matthew 6:9-13  NKJV     “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Your is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”

          Jesus felt prayer was very important. He did a lot of it. He talked to His Father every day. He wanted us to know how to pray, so He gave us an example. We call it the Lord’s Prayer.

When Jesus prayed the prayer we find in Matthew 6, He had just been talking to His disciples about prayer. He told them that they should spend time alone talking to God, and He gave them an example.

 

Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name means God is our Father and He is holy. We should begin our prayers by praising and adoring God.

 

“Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.” means  it is important that we want the same things God wants. We must want God’s will to be done.

 

“Give us this day our daily bread.” means that we should ask for what we need, and that God will provide what we need.
“And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.” means that if we want to be forgiven we must forgive others.
And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.” means  that God will never lead us into temptation. We should ask God to deliver us from Satan, the one who does tempt us.

 

 “For Your is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”  means that we should end our prayers with praise to God.

 

God is a loving Father who wants to give good things to His children. All we have to do is ask and trust Him to give us His best.

 

Review

!. Jesus felt prayer was very _________________.

2. Jesus talked to His ____________ every day.

3. Jesus told His disciples that they should spend time alone talking to ____________.

4. __________ gave us an example for prayer.

5. What are some words of praise that you can begin a prayer with?

 

6. it is important that we want the _____________  things God wants.

7. What are some things that you are in need of?

 

8. Is there someone that you need to forgive?  ___________     If you are having trouble forgiving them, ask God to help you forgive.

9. We should ask God to _________________ us from temptation.

10. Write a prayer to God.

 

 

 

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Don’t Allow The World To Influence You

don't allow the world to influence youDon’t Allow The World To Influence You

Memory Verse:  1 John 2:15

Life Application: We must not fall in love with the things of this world.

Bible Text:

1 John 5:19

1 John 2:15-17

 

Although the entire world is under the influence (sway) of Satan, the evil one, it does not mean that you have no choice in being persuaded by him.

Influence: the effect on something, power to sway, the power that somebody has to affect other people’s thinking or actions, somebody who can sway another, or somebody or something able to affect the course of events or somebody’s thinking or action.

Persuade: get somebody to do something,  to succeed in convincing somebody to do something, convince somebody of something,  or to make somebody believe something.

          The Bible tells us that the world is under the influence of Satan. We must be careful that we don’t allow him to persuade us to turn away from God, or to do things that goes against His Word.

 

1 John 5:19  NKJV     “We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one“.

     If a person falls in love with this world or the things that this world has to offer, such as riches and fame, they will fall under the influence of the world and Satan. The world will have the power to effect them.

 

    1 John 2:15-17  NKJV     “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”

                The more time you spend with God , and get to know Him, the more you will fall in love with Him. As a person falls more and more in love with God, the world has less and less to offer them.

 

Review

1. We must not fall in _____________ with the things of this world.

2. The entire world is under the _________________ of Satan.

3. Who is the evil one?

 

4. What does persuade mean?

 

5. What can happen when a person falls in love with this world or the things that this world has to offer?

 

6. The world is passing away but he who does the _____________ of God abides forever.

7. As a person falls more and more _______   ____________  _______________   ___________, the world has less and less to offer them.

8. “Do not love the _______________  or the ________________  in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the ___________________ is not in him.”    1 John 2:15

9. We can get to know God better by reading His Word. Keep a record of the time that you spend reading the Bible for one week.

Sunday ( date) :

Time :

Place:

Passages read:

 

 

Monday (date):

Time:

Place:

Passages read:

 

 

Tuesday (date):

Time:

Place:

Passages read:

 

 

Wednesday (date):

Time:

Place:

Passages read:

 

 

Thursday (date):

Time:

Place:

Passages read:

 

 

Friday (date):

Time:

Place:

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Saturday (date):

Time:

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10. In order to become closer to someone you must communicate with them. How much time do you spend talking to and listening to (praying) God?

 

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September 5 – Review and Reflections

September 5 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Ecclesiastes 10:1-12:14

2 Corinthians 8:1-15

Proverbs 22:20-21

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Ecclesiastes 10:1-20.What does folly mean?

 

Why is it important to guard your repetition?

 

 

2. Read Ecclesiastes 11:1-6. We do not know the ______________ of God who makes everything.

 

 

3. Read Ecclesiastes 11:7-10. We should put away ____________.

 

 

4. Read Ecclesiastes 12:1-14. We should …

* draw close to God before _________________ days come.

* fear God and keep His ___________________________.

 

 

God will bring every work into __________________, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.

 

 

5. Read 2 Corinthians 8:1-15. Jesus Christ, though He was rich, He became poor, that we through His ______________ might become rich.

Equality in this passage means that when you have an _____________________ you should help someone who lacks, and in return that person, when they have an abundance, should help you when you lack.

 

 

6. Read Proverbs 22:20-21. What are “words of truth“?

 

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September 4 – Review and Reflections

September 4 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Ecclesiastes 7:1-9:18

2 Corinthians 7:8-16

Proverbs 22:17-19

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Ecclesiastes 7:1-8:1. A good name is better than ________________  ____________________.

It is better to hear the ________________ of the wise than for a man to hear the song of fools.

Wisdom gives ___________ to those who have it.

Do not take to heart everything people say. Why?

 

 

2. Read Ecclesiastes 8:2-17. Do not take your stand for an ___________ thing.

Where the word of a king is there is _____________.

A wise man’s heart __________________ both time and judgment.

No one has power over the spirit to retain the spirit, and no one has power in the day of ______________.

It will be well with those who ______________ (reverence and respect) God, but it will not be well with the wicked.

 

 

3. Read Ecclesiastes 9:1-12. Good and ____________things happen to both righteous and unrighteous people.

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your _______________.

 

 

4. Read Ecclesiastes 9:13-18. Words of the wise, spoken _________________, should be heard.

Wisdom is better than _________________ of war.

 

 

5. Read 2 Corinthians 7:8-16. Godly sorrow produces ________________________ leading to salvation.

 

 

6. Read Proverbs 22:17-19.We should incline our ear and hear the words of the _____________.

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September 3 – Review and Reflections

September 3 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Ecclesiastes 4:1-6:13

2 Corinthians 6:14-7:7

Proverbs 22:16

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Ecclesiastes 4:1-12. Two are better than one because they have a good ___________ for their labor.

 

Friends are important because..
* If one falls ___________ his friend can lift him up.

* If one is _________________________  his friend can help.

 

What does a “threefold cord is not quickly broken” mean?

 

 

2. Read Ecclesiastes 4:13-16. Better a ___________ and _____________ youth than an old and foolish king who will be admonished no more.

 

 

3. Read Ecclesiastes 5:1-7. Our words are very important.

* Do not be ___________ with your mouth

* Do not let your __________ utter anything hastily before God.

* Let your words be __________.
* A fool’s _____________ is known by his many words.

* Do not let your mouth cause your flesh to ___________.

 

 

God is concerned with the vows (promises) we make.
* When you make a vow to God, do not ___________ to pay it.

* Pay what you have __________________.
* Better ________ to vow than to vow and not pay.

 

 

4. Read Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:13. Everyone has someone that they are _______________________ to.

Riches kept for their owner ______________ through misfortune.

When we die we will not take any earthly _______________ with us.

Respect and honor from your family are better than __________________.

 

 

5. Read 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1.Believers are not be ___________________  ______________ together with unbelievers.

Believers are the _______________ of the living God.

What does “Come out from among them And be separate” mean?

 

 

6. Read 2 Corinthians 7:2-7.How can a person be exceedingly joyful in tribulation?

 

 

7. Read Proverbs 22:16. We are not to take advantage of those who have less than us or the poor. Why?

 

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September 2 – Review and Reflections

September 2 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Ecclesiastes 1:1-3:22

2 Corinthians 6:1-13

Proverbs 22:15

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Ecclesiastes 1:1-11. What does vanity mean?

 

There is nothing new under the sun. What does that statement mean?

 

 

2. Read Ecclesiastes 1:12-18. In much wisdom is much ______________, and he who increases knowledge increases __________________.

 

 

3. Read Ecclesiastes 2:1-16. Do worldly pleasure truly satisfy?

 

 

4. Read Ecclesiastes 2:17-26. God gives _______________ and _________________________ and joy to a man who is good in His sight.

 

 

5. Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-22. To everything there is a season…

* A time for ______________  purpose under heaven.
* A time to be ________________ , and a time to die.

* A time to _______________, and a time to pluck what is planted.
* A time to kill, and a time to ___________.

* A time to break down, and a time to ____________ up.
* A time to ____________, and a time to laugh.

* A time to ________________, and a time to dance.
* A time to cast away stones, and a time to ______________ stones.

* A time to ________________, and a time to refrain from embracing.
* A time to gain, and a time to _____________.

* A time to ____________, and a time to throw away.
* A time to ____________, and a time to sew.

* A time to keep silence, and a time to _____________.

* A time to ___________, and a time to hate.

* A time of war, and a time of ________________.

 

 

God makes everything ______________________  in its time.

 

 

6. Read 2 Corinthians 6:1-13. What does vain mean?

 

Why should believers not take offense?

 

In all things we should conduct ourselves as ____________________ of God.

 

 

7. Read Proverbs 22:15. What does, “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child” mean?

 

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September 1 – Review and Reflections

September 1 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Job 40:1-42:17

2 Corinthians 5:11-21

Proverbs 22:14

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Job 40:1-41:34. The Lord answered Job out of a __________________.

 

Some of the questions God asked Job were:

* Would you indeed annul My _________________?

* Would you _____________________ Me that you may be justified?
* Have you an ________ like God?

* Can you thunder with a ____________ like God‘s?

* Can you draw out ______________________ with a hook, or snare his tongue with a line which you lower?

Who or what do you think Leviathan is?

 

 

2. Read Job 42:1-17. Why was the Lord’s wrath was aroused against  Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar?

 

What did God instruct  Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar to do?

 

The Lord restored Job’s losses when he ______________ for his friends.

The Lord gave Job ____________ as much as he had before.

The Lord blessed the ____________  days of Job more than his beginning.

 

 

3. Read 2 Corinthians 5:11-21. If anyone is in Christ…

* he is a __________ creation.

* old things have _____________ away.

* all things have ______________ new.

 

 

We have been reconciled to God through ________________   ___________________.

Believers have been given the ministry of _____________________.

What does reconciliation mean?

 

Believers are ambassadors for _________________.

What is an ambassador?

 

God made ___________________, who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

4. Read Proverbs 22:14. What does immoral mean?

 

What does abhorred mean?

 

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August 31- Review and Reflections

August 31- Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Job 37:1-39:30

2 Corinthians 4:13-5:10

Proverbs 22:13

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Job 37:1-24. Who is speaking in these passages?

 

In these verses the following statements are made about God: * God does great ______________ which we cannot comprehend.
* God is excellent in power, in _______________________ and abundant justice.

* God does not oppress – He shows no ______________________  to any.

 

 

2. Read Job 38:1-39:30. Some of the questions that God asked are:

* Where were you when I laid the _________________________ of the earth?

* Who shut in the ____________ with doors, when it burst forth and issued from the womb?
* Have you entered the springs of the ______________?
* Have the ______________ of death been revealed to you?

* Have you seen the doors of the shadow of _____________?
* Have you comprehended the _________________ of the earth?
* Where is the way to the _________________ of light?
* Do you know the _______________________ of the heavens?

* Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that an abundance of _____________ may cover you?
* Who has put ________________ in the mind?

* Who can number the _______________ by wisdom?

* Who provides food for the _________________ when its young ones cry to God, and wander about for lack of food?

* Do you know the _____________ when the wild mountain goats bear young?

* Who set the _____________ donkey free?
* Can you bind the wild ox in the furrow with _______________?

* Have you given the ________________ strength?

3. Read 2 Corinthians 4:13-18. ______________ raised up the Lord Jesus and He will also raise us up.

 

 

Trials and afflictions cause thanksgiving to abound to the _______________ of God.

We should not lose heart. How can you encourage yourself or others?

 

Our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being _________________ day by day.

During times of affliction we must not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are __________________, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

 

 

4. Read 2 Corinthians 5:1-10.The Spirit was given as a guarantee of what?

 

While we are at home in the body we are _________________ from the Lord.

We walk by faith, not by sight. What does that statement mean?

 

We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. Why?

 

 

5. Read Proverbs 22:13. What does lazy mean?

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