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The Three Gifts Booklet

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June 20- Review and Reflections

June 20- Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

1 Kings 22:1-53

Acts 13:16-41

Psalm 138:1-8

Proverbs 17:17-18

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read 1 Kings 22:1-28. Micaiah said…

* As the Lord lives, whatever the Lord says to me, that I will ______________.

* Take ___________, all you people!

 

What does heed mean?

 

 

2. Read 1 Kings 22:29-40. Who disguised himself and went into battle?

A certain man drew a bow at random, and struck Ahab between the joints of his _____________ and he died at evening.

3. Read 1 Kings 22:41-53. Jehoshaphat was _________ years old when he became king.

Jehoshaphat walked in all the ___________ of his father Asa.

He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, however the ___________   ______________  were not taken away.

Jehoshaphat made ____________ with the king of Israel.

Who took Jehoshaphat’s place when he died?

 

Ahaziah the son of Ahab became king over Israel in Samaria. He did _________ in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father and in the way of his mother.

Ahaziah served Baal and worshiped him, and _________________ the Lord God of Israel to anger.

4. Read Acts 13:16-41. God put up with the Israelites for about _________ years in the wilderness.

God destroyed _______ nations in the land of Canaan then He distributed their land to the Israelites by allotment.

God gave the Israelites judges for about ____________ years, until Samuel the prophet.

The Israelites asked for a _________, instead of judges.

John preached the ________________ of repentance to all the people of Israel.

John said, ‘There comes One after me, the _____________ of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.’

God raised Jesus from the __________ and He was seen for many days afterwards.

5. Read Proverbs 17:17-18. A ______________  loves at all times.

Dear Father,

I will praise You with my whole heart and I will sing praises to You. I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth. You have magnified Your word above all Your name. In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul. Great is Your glory, O Lord. Though You are on high, You still regard the lowly. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me. You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me. You perfect that which concerns me. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to remember that Your mercy endures forever and You do not forsake the works of Your hands.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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June 19- Review and Reflections

June 19- Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

1 Kings 20:1-21:29

Acts 12:24-13:15

Psalm 137:1-9

Proverbs 17:16

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read 1 Kings 20:1-12. Ben-Hadad went up and besieged Samaria, and made ___________ against it.

The king of Israel answered  the message that Ben-Hadad sent. What was Israel’s answer?

 

What was Ben-Hadad’s response?

 

 

2. Read 1 Kings 20:13-34.  Ahab mustered the young leaders of the provinces, and there were __________________ and after them he mustered all the people, all the children of Israel—seven thousand.

What did the servants of the king of Syria say about Israel’s God?

 

What did Ben-Hadad ask?

 

Ahab made a ___________ with Ben-Hadad and sent him away.

 

 

3. Read 1 Kings 20:35-43. A certain man of the sons of the prophets said to Ahab, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Because you have let slip out of your hand a man whom I appointed to utter __________________________, therefore your life shall go for his life, and your people for his people.’”

 

 

4. Read 1 Kings 21:1-29. What did Ahab want from Naboth?

 

Naboth said to Ahab, “The Lord forbid that I should give the _________________ of my fathers to you!”

When Jezebel found out why Ahab was sullen, what did she do?

 

The men of his city sent word to Jezebel, saying, “Naboth has been stoned and is ______________.“

The Lord came to Elijah saying, “Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who lives in Samaria.” He was to tell Ahab that in the place where dogs licked the blood of __________________, dogs shall lick your blood, even yours.

 

Ahab was told…

* that God would bring _______________________on him.

* that God would take away his ___________________.

* that God would cut off from Ahab every ______________ in Israel, both bond and free.

* that God would make his house like the house of _________________________.

 

There was no one like Ahab who sold himself to do _____________________ in the sight of the Lord.

 

 

5. Read Acts 12:24-13:3. The word of ___________ grew and multiplied.

Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their __________________.

What did the Holy Spirit concerning Barnabas and Saul ?

 

 

6. Read Acts 13:4-12. Where did Barnabas and Saul go?
What happened in Salamis?

7. Read Acts 13:13-15. When Paul and his party came to Perga, John returned to ___________________.

 

 

8. Read Proverbs 17:16. What does wisdom mean?

 

 

Dear Father,

Thank-you that You are with us no matter where we are or what we are going through. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may we never get to the place where we cannot, or do not want, to praise and worship You. You are worthy to be exalted no matter what. May we never forget all the goodness that You show us.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

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June 18 – Review and Reflections

June 18  – Review and Reflections

 

Today’s Bible Reading

1 Kings 19:1-21

Acts 12:1-23

Psalm 136:1-26

Proverbs 17:14-15

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read 1 Kings 19:1-21.Jezebel sent a messenger to _____________, saying, “So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.”

After Jezebel’s threat, Elijah, arose and ran for his ___________.

Elijah went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and sat down under a broom tree. What did he pray?

 

An _______________ touched Elijah, and said to him, “Arise and eat.”

Elijah arose, and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food ____________ days and ________ nights.

While in a cave, what did God ask Elijah?

 

The Lord said to Elijah: “Go, return on your way to the Wilderness of Damascus and when you arrive…

* anoint Hazael as king over ______________.

* anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi as king over _____________.

* anoint Elisha as _________________ in your place.

 

What was Elisha doing when Elijah found him?

 

 

2. Read Acts 12:1-19. Herod harassed some from the church and he killed _________________.

Why did Herod seize Peter?

 

While Peter was in prison constant ________________ was offered to God for him by the church.

Who appeared to Peter while he was in prison?

 

An angel of the Lord stood by Peter, and struck Peter on the side. What did the angel say to Peter?

 

Upon fleeing the prison, Peter went to the house of Mary, where many were gathered together _________________.

Who answered the door when Peter knocked?

 

Herod searched for Peter and could not found him. What was Herod‘s response?

 

Read Acts 12:20-23. Why did the people want to make peace with Herod?

 

Why was Herod stricken with worms leading to his death?

 

3. Read Proverbs 17:14-15. Once started ____________ is hard to stop.

Justifying what is evil and condemning what is just are both an abomination to the Lord. What does abomination mean.

 

 

Dear Father,

We give thanks to You, for You are good and Your mercy endures forever. You are God and there is no other. You alone do great wonders. In wisdom You made the heavens and laid out the earth above the waters. Thank-you for the great lights that You made, the sun to rule by day, and the moon and stars to rule by night. You have delivered us from bondage and set us free. You overthrow our enemies and give us the spoils as a heritage. You remember us in our lowly state, and rescue us. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to thank You with all our hearts.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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June 17 – Review and Reflections

June 17  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

1 Kings 18:1-46

Acts 11:1-30

Psalm 135:1-21

Proverbs 17:12-13

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read 1 Kings 18:1-15.When Jezebel massacred the prophets of the Lord, who hid one hundred of them in caves?

 

While Obadiah was looking for grass to keep the horses and mules alive, Elijah met him.What did Elijah tell him to do?

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What was Obadiah afraid of?

 

 

2. Read 1 Kings 18:16-46.What did Elijah tell Ahab to do?

 

Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter ___________________ two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.”

How do people waver between two options concerning God today?

 

After preparing an alter the prophets of Baal were instructed to call upon the name of their god. What happened next?

 

When Elijah called upon the Lord, what happened?

 

What was the response of the people?

 

What did they do to the prophets of Baal?

 

Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of ____________.”

 

 

3. Read Acts 11:1-18. When Peter explained why he ministers to the Gentiles, how did the the apostles and brethren who were in Judea   respond?

 

God has also granted to the ___________________ repentance to life.

 

 

4. Read Acts 11:19-30. Why did the church in Jerusalem sent Barnabas to Antioch?

 

Barnabas departed for Tarsus to seek Saul. Why?

 

How long were Barnabas and  Saul in Antioch?

 

The disciples were first called ________________ in Antioch.

 

 

5. Read Proverbs 17:12-13. What will happen to a person who rewards evil for good?

 

 

Dear Father,

Thank-you for choosing us to be Your special treasure. You are great, O Lord, and high above all gods. There is nothing that You cannot do. Every place in the universe is filled with Your presence. You cause the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; You makes lightning for the rain and You bring the wind out of Your treasuries. You send sign and wonders among Your people. You defeat the enemy for our sake. In You we have a great heritage. Your name, O Lord, endures forever. Your fame is known throughout all generations. Thank-you for the compassion that You show us. You are good and Your mercy is beyond measure. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may we bless Your name and sing praises unto You forever more.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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June 16 – Review and Reflections

June 16  – Review and Reflections

 

Today’s Bible Reading

1 Kings 15:25-17:24

Acts 10:23-48

Psalm 134:1-3

Proverbs 17:9-11

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read 1 Kings 15:25-32.  How many years did Nadab reign over Israel?

 

Nadab did __________ in the sight of the Lord.

Baasha conspired against Nadab and _____________ him.

When Baasha became king he killed all the house of ____________________.

 

 

2. Read 1 Kings 15:33-34. How many years did Baasha reign as king over all Israel?

 

Baasha did evil in the sight of the Lord, and _________________ in the way of Jeroboam.

 

 

3. Read 1 Kings 16:1-7. Why was the Lord angry with Baasha?

 

 

4. Read 1 Kings 16:8-14. Elah the son of Baasha became king over Israel, and reigned _______ years.

Who conspired against Elah and killed him?

 

 

5. Read 1 Kings 16:15-20. How long did Zimri reign?

 

How did he die?

 

 

6. Read 1 Kings 16:21-28. How long did Omri reign over Israel?

 

Omri did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and did _____________ than all who were before him.

 

 

7. Read 1 Kings 16:29-34. How long did Ahab reign over Israel?

 

Ahab took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians. What did this lead him to do?

 

Ahab set up an ____________ for Baal in the temple of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

Ahab did more to ________________ the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him.

 

 

8. Read 1 Kings 17:1-6. Elijah , said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be ____________  nor ___________ these years, except at my word.”

The Lord came to Elijah, saying, “Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan.” How was God going to provide for Elijah’s needs?

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9. Read 1 Kings 17:7-24.God instructed Elijah to go to __________________________.

How was God going to provide for Elijah’s needs?

 

When Elijah met the widow, what was she doing?

 

When Elijah said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand”, what was the widow’s response?

 

What miracle occurred when the widow provided for Elijah’s need first?

 

What happened to the widow’s son?

 

What was Elijah’s response to the boys death (what did Elijah do)?

 

The Lord heard the voice of Elijah and the __________ of the child came back to him, and he revived.

 

 

10. Read Acts 10:23-48. When Peter entered Caesarea, __________________ was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends.

God has shown Peter that we should not call any ___________common or unclean.

God shows no partiality. What does partiality mean?

 

Everyone who fears (reverences and respects) God and works righteousness is ___________________ by Him.

Those of the circumcision who believed were astonished because the _____________ of the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Gentiles also.

 

 

11. Read Proverbs 17:9-11.He who covers a transgression seeks ______________.

He who repeats a matter (gossips about a transgression) ___________________ friends.

 

 

Dear Father,

Great and mighty are You, the very Creator of the entire universe. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to bless You at all times and magnify Your great name. May we lift up our hands in surrender and acknowledgement of Your greatness.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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June 15 – Review and Reflections

June 15  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

1 Kings 14:1-15:24

Acts 10:1-23

Psalm 133:1-3

Proverbs 17:7-8

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read 1 Kings 14:1-20. Why did Jeroboam send his wife to see Ahijah?

 

Ahijah could not see physically see the wife of Jeroboam, however ___________ told him who she was.

 

Ahijah told the wife of Jeroboam …

* that her husband had done more ___________than all who were before him and he had provoke God to anger.

* that God would bring __________ on the house of Jeroboam, and would cut off from Jeroboam every male in Israel.

* that the child would ____________.

 

 

2. Read 1 Kings 14:21-30. Rehoboam reigned in Judah. He was forty-one years old when he became king. He reigned ___________ years in Jerusalem.

 

Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord…

* they provoked God to _________________with their sins.
* they ____________ for themselves high places, sacred pillars, and wooden images on every high hill and under every green tree.
* there were _______________ persons in the land.

 

What does abomination mean?

 

 

3. Read 1 Kings 15:1-10. Abijam became king over Judah. He walked in all the __________ of his father.

Abijam’s ______________ was not loyal to the Lord his God, as was the heart of his father David.

After Abijam’s death, who reigned in his place?

 

 

4. Read 1 Kings 15:11-24. Asa did what was ____________ in the eyes of the Lord.

 

Asa…

* banished the _________________ persons from the land.

* removed all the ____________ that his fathers had made.
* removed Maachah his grandmother from being ____________mother..

* cut down the obscene image his _________________had erected and burned it by the Brook Kidron.

 

Asa failed to have the ____________ places removed.

Asa’s heart was _____________ to the Lord all his days.

After Asa’s death who reigned in his place?

 

 

5. Read Acts 10:1-8.    Cornelius…

* was a ______________ of what was called the Italian Regiment.
* was a ____________ man.

* feared __________ with all his household.

* gave ___________ generously to the people.

* prayed to _________ always.

 

In a vision an angel of God said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have come up for a ____________________ before God.”

Who was Cornelius told to send for?

 

 

6. Read Acts 10:9-23. While praying on the housetop what happened to Peter?

 

While Peter thought about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “___________ men are seeking you. Arise, go down and go with them, doubting nothing for I have sent them.”

 

 

7. Read Proverbs 17:7-8. Foolish people don’t want to listen to what?

 

 

Dear Father,

Thank-you for Your blessings. May I desire what You desire, and find the same things as good and pleasant as You do. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to be a person of unity.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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June 14 – Review and Reflections

June 14  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

1 Kings 12:20-13:34

Acts 9:26-43

Psalm 132:1-18

Proverbs 17:6

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read 1 Kings 12:20-24. The tribe of _____________ was the only one that followed the house of David

Shemaiah was instructed to tell Rehoboam and all the house of Judah and Benjamin not go up nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel. What was their response?

 

 

2. Read 1 Kings 12:25-33. Why did Jeroboam make two calves of gold, and set them in Bethel and in Dan?

 

Jeroboam made shrines on the high places, and made _______________ from every class of people, who were not of the sons of Levi.

 

 

3. Read 1 Kings 13:1-34. A man of God went from Judah to Bethel by the word of the Lord to proclaim to ______________________ what would happen in the future because of his leading the people into sin.

Why did Jeroboam want the man of God arrested?

 

Why do you think the old prophet, that dwelt in Bethel, lied to the man of God?

 

After being warned did Jeroboam turn from his evil way?

 

 

4. Read Acts 9:26-31. Why were the disciples in Jerusalem were afraid of Saul?

 

Who stepped in and told the disciples about the transformation they had seen in Saul?

 

 

5. Read Acts 9:32-43. What was wrong with Aeneas?

 

Peter said, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed.” How did the people living in Lydda and Sharon respond to the miracle?

 

Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas, was full of good ___________ and charitable deeds.

Tabitha became sick and _____________.

The disciples heard that Peter was close by. Why did they send for him?

 

When Peter arrived at Tabitha’s home, what did he find?

 

Peter knelt down beside Tabitha and prayed. What happened?

 

When word spread about Tabitha being raised from the dead many ___________________ on the Lord.

 

 

6. Read Proverbs 17:6. What does this verse speak to you concerning families?

 

 

Dear Father,

Thank-you that You chose us, Your people, to be Your temple. Thank-you for dwelling with us and in us.  You are our provision and You satisfy our every need. By the power of the Holy Spirit may we be devoted to You in such a way that we prepare ourselves to be Your dwelling place. May our lives reflect that we are Your resting place. Help us to be clothed with righteousness, and filled with Your joy.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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June 13 – Review and Reflections

June 13  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

1 Kings 11:1-12:19

Acts 9:1-25

Psalm 131:1-3

Proverbs 17:4-5

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read 1 Kings 11:1-13. How had Solomon disobey God?

 

Why did God instruct the people not to intermarry with the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites?

 

Solomon had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines. How did this effect his relationship with God?

 

When Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart after other ______________.

Solomon’s heart was not _____________ to the Lord his God, as was the heart of his father David.

Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and did not fully follow the Lord. How do people today not fully follow the Lord?

 

Why did the Lord became angry with Solomon?

 

 

2. Read 1 Kings 11:14-25.Why did the Lord raise up an adversary against Solomon?

 

 

3. Read 1 Kings 11:26-40. What did the prophet Ahijah tell Jeroboam?

 

Why was God going to allow Solomon to keep one tribe?

 

What was Jeroboam instructed to do?

 

Solomon sought to kill Jeroboam. But Jeroboam arose and fled to ________________, and was there until the death of Solomon.

 

 

4. Read 1 Kings 11:41-43. How long did Solomon reign over all Israel?

 

 

5. Read 1 Kings 12:1-19.The elders gave Rehoboam good advice, however he rejected their advice. Who’s advice did he take?

 

Why did Rehoboam flee to Jerusalem?

 

 

6. Read Acts 9:1-19. What happened to Saul on the road to Damascus?

 

How do people persecute Jesus today with their actions?

 

Saul, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” What was Jesus’ response?

 

The men who journeyed with Saul led him to Damascus. Saul was there ________ days without sight, and neither ate nor drank.

What did the Lord ask Ananias to do?

 

Why did Ananias question the instructions?

 

Ananias went his way and entered the house and he laid his hands on Saul. He said “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” What happened next?

 

 

7. Read Acts 9:20-25. Immediately Saul  preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God. Why did this amaze the people?

 

How did the Jewish leaders react to Saul new views on Jesus?

 

 

8. Read Proverbs 17:4-5. An evildoer gives heed to _________________ lips.

A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful _________________.

A person who mocks the poor brings reproach to God. What does reproach mean?

 

 

Dear Father,

Thank-you for the hope that I find in You. You bring peace and security to my life. By the power of the Holy Spirit, let my heart is not haughty, or my eyes lofty. Help me to be concerned with what concerns You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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June 12 – Review and Reflections

June 12  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

1 Kings 9:1-10:29

Acts 8:14-40

Psalm 130:1-8

Proverbs 17:2-3

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read 1 Kings 9:1-9. When the Lord appeared to Solomon the second time, He said…

* I have heard your prayer and your _______________________ that you have made before Me.

* If you walk before Me in _________________ of heart and in uprightness, I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever.

* If you or your sons turn from following Me, I will cut off _________________ from the land which I have given them.

 

 

2. Read 1 Kings 9:10-28. Solomon gave Hiram ___________ cities in the land of Galilee.

Was  Hiram pleased with the cities?

 

 

3. Read 1 Kings 10:1-13. When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to ____________  him with hard questions.

What did she take with her to Jerusalem?

 

After talking with Solomon, the queen of Sheba said…

* It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your __________________.
* Your wisdom and prosperity _____________ the fame of which I heard.
* Happy are your men and ________________ are these your servants, who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom.

 

 

4. Read 1 Kings 10:14-29. The weight of gold that came to Solomon yearly was _____________________ talents of gold.

King Solomon made two hundred large _______________ of hammered gold.

The king made a great throne of ___________, and overlaid it with pure gold.

King Solomon surpassed all the ___________ of the earth in riches and wisdom.

Silver was as common in Jerusalem as __________________.

 

 

5. Read Acts 8:14-25. Why did Peter and John go to Samaria?

 

When Peter and John laid hands on the new believers in  Samaria what happened?

 

What did Simon ask for and why?

 

When Peter rebuked Simon for wanting to buy the Holy Spirit, how did he respond?

 

 

6. Read Acts 8:26-40. What did God tell Phillip to do?

 

Why was the Ethiopian going to Jerusalem?

 

The Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and _________________ this chariot.”

Philip heard  the Ethiopian reading from _________________.

Philip preached __________________  to the Ethiopian.

Philip baptized the Ethiopian. When they came up out of the water, the ________________ of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.

 

 

7. Read Proverbs 17:2-3.The Lord tests the hearts. How has God tested your heart?

 

 

Dear Father,

Thank-you for hearing my supplication when I cry out to You. When I confess my iniquities to You, You are forgiving, and full of mercy and grace. In You there is abundant redemption. My soul waits for You, O Lord. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to place all my hopes, dreams, and plans in You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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