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

April 29 – Review and Reflections

April 29 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Judges 9:22-10:18

Luke 24:13-53

Psalm 100:1-5

Proverbs 14:11-12


Review and Reflections

1. Read Judges 9:22-10:18.. Abimelech, Gideon’s son by his concubine, reigned over Israel ____________ years.

When Abimelech approached the tower in Thebez to burn, what happened to him?


Why did Abimelech’s armorbearer kill him with a sword?


God repaid the wickedness of Abimelech, which he had done to his father by _______________ his seventy brothers.

How long did Tola judge Israel?


How long did Jair judge Israel?


After Jair died what did the children of Israel do?


Why did God allow the Philistines to harass and oppress the children of Israel for eighteen years?


The children of Israel said to the Lord, “We have ________________! Do to us whatever seems best to You; only deliver us this day, we pray.”



2. Read Luke 24:13-35. As the two men traveled on the road to Emmaus, who appeared to them?


How far was Emmaus from Jerusalem?


Did these men realize who Jesus was when He first appeared to them?


What did Cleopas ask Jesus and why?


In response to their account of what had happened Jesus said, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to ________________ in all that the prophets have spoken! Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?”


Jesus expounded to them in all the __________________ the things concerning Himself.”

When they drew near to the village where they were going the men wanted Jesus to stay with them. Why?


As Jesus sat at the table with them, He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. What wonderful thing happened when He did this?


After Jesus vanished from their sight they said to one another, “Did not our______________ burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”


The men rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem. Why?


They told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the _________________  of __________________.



3. Read Luke 24:36-53.  As the two men were speaking Jesus stood in the midst of them and said to them, “____________ to you.”

They were terrified and frightened. What did they think they were seeing?


What did Jesus say that assured them that He was not a spirit?


Jesus showed them His _______________  and His _______________.

Jesus was hungry so they gave Him a piece of a broiled ___________ and some honeycomb.


Jesus going to the  Promise of My Father.

* Where were they to go to wait for this Promise?

* What would this Promise give them?

*What is the Promise of the Father?


While Jesus blessed His followers He was carried up into ______________.



4. Read Proverbs 14:11-12. A wicked person will be overthrown, but a righteous person will  __________________.

What does flourish mean?



Dear Father,

I will make a joyful shout unto Your holy name, and I will serve You with gladness. You are my Lord and King. It is You who has made me, I am Your and You are mine. I thank-you for You are good and Your mercy is everlasting. Your truth endures to all generations. You are my Shepherd and I am the sheep of Your pasture. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to hear Your voice and obey Your commands. May I enter into Your gates with thanksgiving, and into Your courts with praise.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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April 28 – Review and Reflections

April 28 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Judges 8:18-9:21

Luke 23:44-24:12

Psalm 99:1-9

Proverbs 14:9-10


Review and Reflections

1. Read Judges 8:18-9:21. Why did the men of Israel say to Gideon, “Rule over us, both you and your son, and your grandson also.”?


What was Gideon’s reply?


What did Gideon do with the golden plunder?


All Israel played the harlot with it thus it became a snare to Gideon and to his house. What is a snare?


Gideon had ______ sons who were his own offspring and he had many wives.

What happened as soon as Gideon was dead?


Abimelech killed his brothers. Why?



2. Read Luke 23:44-56. What happened between the sixth and the ninth hour?


The ____________ of the temple was torn in two.

Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Father, into Your hands I commit My ______________.”

When the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a ________________________  Man!”

Who asked Pilate for the body of Jesus?


Jesus was taken down, wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a _____________ on the day of Preparation.

3. Read Luke 24:1-12. On the first day of the week some women went to the _________________bringing the spices which they had prepared.

What did they find when they arrived?


Was Jesus’ body in the tomb when the women arrived?


Two ____________ appeared and stood by the women in shining garments.

What did the men say to the women?


When Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them told the apostles what had happened, how did they respond?


4. Read Proverbs 14:9-10. What does mock mean?



Dear Father,

You are forgiving, just and righteous. When we call upon You, You answer. Thank-you that You allow us to be Your priests. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to worship You, O Lord, King of the universe in spirit and in truth. Let us praise Your great and awesome name.

in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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April 27 – Review and Reflections

April 27 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Judges 7:1-8:17

Luke 23:13-43

Psalm 97:1-98:9

Proverbs 14:7-8


Review and Reflections

1. Read Judges 7:1-25. Why did God want to narrow down the number of men that were to go up against the Midianites?


The first group of men that were cut were the men who were ________________ and afraid.

How many men were fearful and afraid?


The number of men who lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was _______________men.

The three hundred men took provisions and their ____________________ in their hands.

Why did  Gideon and Purah sneek down and listen to what the enemy was saying?


When Gideon blew a trumpet what were the people to do?


2. Read Judges 8:1-17. The men of Ephraim reprimanded Gideon for not calling them when they went to fight with the _________________.

Gideon caught a young man of the men of Succoth and ___________________________  him.

Gideon tore down the ________________ of Penuel and killed the men of the city.


3. Read Luke 23:13-25. Pilate said, “I have found no _____________ in this Man concerning those things of which you accuse Him.”

The people in the crowd cried out, “Away with this Man, and release to us ____________________.“

The __________________ shouted, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!”


4. Read Luke 23:26-43. Who was forced to carry the cross for Jesus?


Some women followed Jesus on His way to be crucified. What did Jesus tell them?


Who was crucified on each side of Jesus?


Jesus said, “Father, ___________________  __________________, for they do not know what they do.”

The rulers sneered, saying, “He saved others; let Him save ___________________ if He is the Christ, the chosen of God.”

The soldiers mocked Jesus, and said, “If You are the ______________ of the Jews, save Yourself.”

An  inscription also was written over Jesus in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. What did it say?


One of the criminals said, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” How did the second criminal respond to this statement?


He rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation?



Dear Father,

The heavens declare Your righteousness and the earth rejoices at Your presence. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne. You are most high above all the earth and exalted far above all gods. You preserves the souls of Your saints and You deliver them out of the hand of the wicked. With righteousness You will judge the world. Thank-you for showering us with mercy and faithfulness. Marvelous are the things You have done. By the power of the Holy Spirit, cause me to love what You love and to hate what You hate.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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April 26 – Review and Reflections

April 26 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Judges 6:1-40

Luke 22:54-23:12

Psalm 95:1-96:13

Proverbs 14:5-6


Review and Reflections

1. Read Judges 6:1-40. The children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord so the Lord delivered them into the hand of Midian for _____ years.

What would the Midianites, Amalekites and the people of the East do to the children of Israel?


Where was Gideon and what was he doing when the  Angel of the Lord came and spoke to him?


How did the Angel of the Lord greet Gideon?


What did the Lord tell Gideon that he would do?


Gideon said, “O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the __________________ in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.”

Gideon was told to tear down the altar of ____________ and cut down the wooden image that is beside it.

In the morning, there was the altar of Baal, torn down, and the wooden image that was beside it was cut down, and the second bull was being offered on the altar which had been built. How did the people respond?


Gideon said to God, “If You will save Israel by my hand as You have said, I shall put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is ________  on the fleece only, and it is ___________  on all the ground, then I shall know that You will save Israel by my hand, as You have said.”

2. Read Luke 22:54-62. Where did they take Jesus?


Where was  Peter?


When a servant girl said, “This man was also with Him”, how did Peter respond?


When Peter realized that he had denied knowing Jesus three times how did that make him feel?



3. Read Luke 22:63-23:12. The men who held Jesus blindfolded Him, ____________________ Him and beat Him.

The elders of the people, both chief priests and scribes, came together and led Him into their council, saying, “If You are the ________________, tell us.”

When Jesus was asked, “Are You then the Son of God?”, how did Jesus respond?


When Jesus was led Him to Pilate, what did they say He was guilty of?


Pilate asked Jesus, “Are You the _________ of the Jews?”

Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowd, “I find no ______________ in this Man.”

When Pilate heard Jesus was from Galilee, he sent Him to _______________, who was also in Jerusalem at that time.

When Herod saw Jesus he was  glad. Why?


Herod and his men treated Jesus with contempt and mocked Him, arrayed Him in a gorgeous ___________, and sent Him back to Pilate.

4. Read Proverbs 14:5-6. A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find it. What is a scoffer?



Dear Father,

You are the Rock of my salvation, and the Creator of everything. I will praise You for You are the King above all gods. I will worship and bow down to You, the Lord my Maker. You are my Shepherd. I will bless Your name and proclaim the good news of Your salvation from day to day. You are great and greatly to be praised. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me not to harden my heart or fail to see Your beauty all around me. Cause me to know Your ways. I desire to always give to the You the glory due Your name. May I worship You in the beauty of holiness.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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April 25 – Review and Reflections

April 25 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Judges 4:1-5:31

Luke 22:35-53

Psalm 94:1-23

Proverbs 14:3-4


Review and Reflections

1. Read Judges 4:1-24. When Ehud died the children of Israel again did _________ in the sight of the Lord.

The children of Israel cried out to the Lord when ____________, king of Canaan, harshly oppressed them.

Who was Deborah?


What did the Lord commanded Barak to do?


Barak told Deborah, “If you will ________ with me, then I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go!”

Deborah said, “I will surely go with you but there will be no _______________ for you in the journey you are taking.”

Sisera fled from the battle on _______________ to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite.

What did Jael tell Sisera?


After  Jael gave Sisera something to drink what did he do?


What did Jael do to Sisera as he slept under the blanket?



2. Read Judges 5:1-31. What are these verses about?



3. Read Luke 22:35-38. Jesus said , “He who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and _______________ one.”


4. Read Luke  22:39-46. What did Jesus tell His disciples when they went to the Mount of Olives?


Jesus went a short distance from the disciples and knelt down and prayed. What did He pray?


An _____________ appeared to Jesus from heaven and strengthened Him.

As Jesus prayed in agony, His sweat became like great drops of _________________ falling down to the ground.

When Jesus rose up from prayer, He found His disciples doing what?


What did Jesus say to them?


What is temptation?



5. Read Luke 22:47-53. How did Judas greet Jesus?


One of the men with Jesus struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his ____________   ____________.

Jesus touched the man’s ear and healed him. How do you think that made the man feel concerning Jesus?


6. Read Proverbs 14:3-4. A foolish person is a prideful person. What does prideful mean?



Dear Father,

Thank-you that You protect me from the wicked. They shall not triumph over me. My defense is found in You alone. You are my Rock and Fortress. You give me rest from my adversity. I will never be cast away from You or forsaken by You. You are a God who sees and understands all. You, O Lord, know my every thought. When I slip, Your mercy picks me up. By the power of the Holy Spirit, instruct me and teach me Your ways. Help me to follow righteousness.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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April 24 – Review and Reflections

April 24 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Judges 2:10-3:31

Luke 22:14-34

Psalm 92:1-93:5

Proverbs 14:1-2


Review and Reflections

1. Read Judges 2:10-3:31. What happened when the children of Israel forgot what God had done for them?


What was their consequence for forsaking the Lord?


The Lord raised up _________________ who delivered the children of Israel out of the hand of those who plundered them.

The children of Israel did not listen to their judges, but they played the harlot with other ___________, and bowed down to them.

What happened when the judge died?


What happened when Othniel the son of Kenaz died?


The children of Israel served Eglon king of Moab __________________ years.

What happened to Eglon, king of Moab?


Shamgar the son of Anath, killed six hundred men of the Philistines with what?



2. Read Luke 22:14-34. As Jesus sat down at the Passover, what did He say to His disciples?


Jesus took the bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My ___________ which is given for you; do this in ________________________________ of Me.”

What does remembrance mean?


Jesus took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the __________   ____________________in My blood, which is shed for you.”

There was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the ___________________.

According to Jesus who is the greatest?


What did Jesus say to Simon Peter?


Simon said, “Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to ______________.“

Jesus said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny _____________ times that you know Me.”


3. Read Proverbs 14:1-2.A person who walks upright _______________ the Lord.

A person who is perverse in his ways _______________ the Lord.

What does despise mean?



Dear Father,

It is good to give thanks to You, O Lord, and to sing praises to Your name. I will declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night. You have made me glad and through Your work I will triumph. In Your care I will flourish. You are my rock, my strength, and my provider. How great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to understand Your ways. Anoint my eyes with fresh oil that I might see Your beauty in an even greater way.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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April 23 – Review and Reflections

April 23 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Judges 1:1-2: 9

Luke 21:29-22:13

Psalm 90:1-91:16

Proverbs 13:24-25


Review and Reflections

1. Read Judges 1:1-2:9.   When the children of Israel asked the Lord, “Who shall be first to go up for us against the Canaanites to fight against them?”,  what was God’s reply?


Who went with and dwelt among the children of Judah?


Why couldn’t Judah drive out the inhabitants of the lowland?


The house of Joseph sent men to spy out Bethel. When the spies saw a man coming out of the city, what did they ask him?


How did they reward the man for his help?


How did the people break the covenant they had made with God?



2. Read Luke 21:29-38. We are to be careful not to allow our ______________ be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life.


What is a snare?


We must watch and pray always that we may be counted worthy to ___________________ all these things that will come to pass.


What did Jesus do in the daytime?


What did Jesus do at night?



3. Read Luke 22:1-6. What did the chief priests and the scribes seek to do?


Who conferred with the chief priests and captains concerning how he might betray Jesus.?



4. Read Luke 22:7-13. Peter and John went to prepare the _____________________.



5. Read Proverbs 13:24-25.If you love your children, you will ________________ them.



Dear Father,

You are my dwelling place and my God. Thank-you that You have removed my iniquities and secret sins. You are a God of compassion and mercy. Establish the work of my hands and fill me with a heart of wisdom. As I abide in You, I abide in the secret place of the Most High and under the shadow of the Almighty. You are my refuge and my fortress. In You I will trust. You deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from perilous pestilence. Under Your wings I take refuge. Your truth is my shield and buckler. I will not be afraid of the terror by night or of the arrow that flies by day. The pestilence that walks in darkness and of the destruction that lays waste at noonday does not have power over me. A thousand may fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand, but it shall not come near me. No evil shall befall me, nor shall any plague come near my dwelling. Thank-you that You give Your angels charge over me, to keep me in all my ways. In their hands they will bear me up. When I call upon Your name, You hear me and answer my cry. You satisfy me, and show me Your salvation. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to appreciate each day You give me. May I rejoice and be glad all my days. And may the beauty of the Lord be upon me. No matter what is happening around me help me to always make You my dwelling place.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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April 22 – Review and Reflections

April 22 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Joshua 24:1-33

Luke 21:1-28

Psalm 89:38-52

Proverbs 13:20-23


Review and Reflections

1. Read Joshua 24:1-33. Joshua said to the people…

* God is a holy God. and He is a __________________ God.
* If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign _____________, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you.


* Put away the foreign gods which are among you, and incline your _________________ to the Lord God of Israel.



The people said to Joshua, “The Lord our God we will serve, and His voice we will ______________!”


2. Read Luke 21:1-4. Why was the widow’s offering considered to be more than the others?



3. Read Luke 21:5-28. Concerning the end of time we must be careful not to be ______________________.


What will be some of the things that will alert us that our redemption draws near?


4. Read Proverbs 13:20-23.   A person who walks with ____________ men will be wise.


A person who walks with _________ will be destroyed.


Evil pursues _____________________.


A good man leaves an _________________________ to his children’s children.


The ________________ of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.



Dear Father,

Thank-you that You do not cast us away or renounced Your covenant with us. You are our stronghold and our hedge of protection from our adversaries. You sustained us in battle. With You there is never any reproach nor can the enemy exalt itself over us. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to remember that Your lovingkindness surrounds us wherever You lead us.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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April 21 – Review and Reflections

April 21 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Joshua 22:21-23:16

Luke 20:27-47

Psalm 89:14-37

Proverbs 13:17-19


Review and Reflections

1. Read Joshua 22:21-34.Why had the children of Reuben, the children of Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh built the altar?



2. Read Joshua 23:1-16. In Joshua’s farewell speech to the leaders, what did he tell them to do?



3. Read Luke 20:27-40.  Some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is a _____________________, came to Jesus to ask Him a question.

According to these verses will there be marriage in heaven?


Angels do not marry and neither will man and woman in _______________.



4. Read Luke 20:41-47. Jesus said to His disciples, “__________________ of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts, who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers.”


What does beware mean?



5. Read Proverbs 13:17-19. When a person disdains __________________ poverty and shame will come to them.

When a person embraces correction, knowing that it will benefit them, they will be __________________.



Dear Father,

You are righteousness, just, merciful and truthful. I am truly blessed to know You. In Your name I rejoice all day long and exalt Your righteousness. You are the glory of my strength and You shower me with Your favor, lovingkindness and faithfulness. Thank-you for being a shield and a wall of protection around me. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to walk in the light of Your countenance.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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April 20 – Review and Reflections

April 20 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

Joshua 21:1-22:20

Luke 20:1-26

Psalm 89:1-13

Proverbs 13:15-16


Review and Reflections

1. Read Joshua 21:1-45.What did the Levites ask for?


2. Read Joshua 22:1-20.Joshua blessed the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the tribe of Manasseh and sent them home, to the land __________________ had given them.


3. Read Luke 20:1-8.  What did the chief priests, the scribes and the elders want to know from Jesus?


4. Read Luke 20:9-19. In this parable a man planted a vineyard, leased it to vinedressers, and went into a far country for a long time.

* What did the vinedressers do to his first servant?


* What did the vinedressers do to his second servant?


* What did the vinedressers do to his third servant?


* What did the vinedressers do to his beloved son?


After hearing this parable why did the chief priests and the scribes seek to get rid of Jesus?


5. Luke 20:20-26.What did the spies who pretended to be?


6. Read Proverbs 13:15-16. A good understanding with others help you gain ______________.



Dear Father,

I will sing of Your mercies forever. With my mouth I will make known Your faithfulness to all generations. Thank-you that my steps are ordered and established by You. There is none that can compare to You. You are mighty and strong. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to grow in my respect, reverence and admiration of You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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