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February 26 – Review and Reflections

FEB 26February 26  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading 

Leviticus 19:1- 20:21

Mark 8:11-38

Psalm  42:1-11

Proverbs 10:17

Review and Reflections

1. Read Leviticus 19:1-26. The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘You shall be ________, for I the Lord your God am holy.”

What is an idol?

 

Peace offerings were to be offered at a person’s own _________ will.

Why were the corners of a field not to be harvested or gleaned?

 

What does, “you shall not swear by My name falsely, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the Lord” mean to you?

 

What does, “You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him” mean to you?

 

2. Read Leviticus 19:27-28. The pagan people who lived around them would disfigure themselves by shaving their heads, cutting their skin, and painting on it in observance to the dead. For the children of Israel to do this it was seen as rebellion. In your option, do you think it is a sin to do these things today?

 

3. Read Leviticus 19:29-37. The people were forbidden to consult evil spirits. By doing so it showed a lack of faith in God and it was ______________________ to God.

What is rebellion?

 

The people were to show ________________ to their elders.

4. Read Leviticus 20:1-5. Molech was a pagan deity to whom human sacrifices were made. The people were forbidden to offer any sacrifices to it. Today, some people sacrifice the life of another for their own desires. Can abortion be considered as making a human sacrifice?

5.  Read Leviticus 20:6. We are not to turn to mediums and familiar spirits to prostitute ourselves. What does this mean to you?

6. Read Leviticus 20:7-21. Everyone who cursed his father or his mother was put to ___________.

A person who committed adultery was put to _____________.

7. Read Mark 8:11-13. What did the Pharisees want?

8. Read Mark 8:14-21. What did Jesus mean when He said, “Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” ?

9. Read Mark 8:22-26. How did Jesus heal this blind man?

10. Read Mark 8:27-30. When asked, “Who do men say that I am?” what did the disciples respond?

 

Who did Peter say that he thought Jesus was?

11. Read Mark 8:31-38. Why did Peter take Jesus aside and rebuke Him?

 

Then Jesus rebuked Peter by saying what?

 

What do the following words of Jesus mean?

* “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”

 

* “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.”
* “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”
* “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”

12. Read Proverbs 10:17. When we refuse to listen to instruction or correction, we go _____________.

What does astray mean?

Dear Father,

Thank-you that as I pour out my heart to You, You hear me and comfort me. When I thirst for You, You fill me. When I seek for You, I find You. With You I have no need to be cast down, for You are by my side lifting me up. In Your presence there are no worries, anxieties or uneasiness. Your lovingkindness surrounds me everywhere I go. You are my God and You never forget me – You always know exactly where I am and what I’m doing. I place all my hope in You. By the power of the Holy Spirit, bring to my memory all the mighty things that You have done for me personally. May I never cease to praise You with my whole being.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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February 18 – Review and Reflections

FEB 18February 18  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading 

Leviticus 6:1-7:27

Mark 3:7-30

Psalm 37:1-11

Proverbs 10:3-4

Review and Reflections

1. Read Leviticus 6:1-7. If a person sinned and committed a trespass against the Lord by ____________ to his neighbor, he was to give a trespass offering to the Lord.

Lie means:

* To deliberately say something _____________ – to say something that is not true in a conscious effort to deceive somebody.

* To be deceptive –  to give a false ______________________.

2. Read Leviticus 6:8-13. The verses describe some rules / regulations for  ______________ offerings.

How long was a burnt offering to be on the altar?

What were the priests to do with the ashes from a burnt offering?

The fire on the attar should not go _______.

3. Read Leviticus 6:14-23. These verses describe the _____________ offering.
The portion of the grain offering that was for the ____________ was to be eaten in the holy place.

4. Read Leviticus 6:24-30. These verses describe the ___________ offering.
Everyone who touched the flesh of a sin offering had to be ___________.

5. Read Leviticus 7:1-10. Who was allowed to have the trespass offering?

 

Who was allowed to have the skin burnt offering?

Who was allowed to have grain offerings that were baked in the oven and all that is prepared in the covered pan, or in a pan?

 

Who was allowed to have the grain offerings, whether mixed with oil or dry?

6. Read Leviticus 7:11-21. These verses describe the _____________________ offering.

7. Read Leviticus 7:22-27. God forbids the eating of fat and _______________.

8. Read Mark 3:7-30. When the people from all the surrounding areas heard how many things Jesus was doing, they came to Him. Because of the large crowds, Jesus instructed His disciples to keep a small __________ should be kept ready for Him.

People with afflictions wanted  to __________ Jesus inn order to be healed.

Whenever the unclean spirits saw Jesus they fell down before Him and cried out, saying, “You are the Son of God.” What did Jesus tell them?

Jesus appointed twelve men, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to ___________, and to have power to __________ sicknesses and to ________ out demons.

Who were these twelve men?

 

All sins will be forgiven except ________________________ against the Holy Spirit .

What is blaspheme?

9. Read Proverbs 10:3-4. The Lord will not allow the ______________ soul to famish. (starve).

What does, “He who has a slack hand becomes poor, But the hand of the diligent makes rich” mean to you?

Dear Father,

I place my trust in You, for Your faithfulness supplies me with everything I need. You are my delight and my joy comes from You, and You alone. As I commit my ways to You, I do not have to fret or worry. I will rest in You, and wait patiently. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may the desires of my heart be the same as Yours. May I delight myself in your abundant peace.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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February 17 – Review and Reflections

 

FEB 17February 17  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading 

Leviticus 4:1-5:19

Mark 2:13-3:6

Psalm 36:1-12

Proverbs 10:1-2

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Leviticus 4:1-5:13. The verses describe the __________ offering.

Offerings were to be given even when you sinned _________________ or unaware.

What do unaware mean?

 

What does unintentionally mean?

2. Read Leviticus 5:14-19. Theses verses describe the _______________ offering.

If a person committed a trespass, and sinned unintentionally in regard to the holy things of the Lord, they were to offer a _________________ ( guilt)  offering.

3. Read Mark 2:13-3:6. As Jesus passed by the tax office He saw Levi. What did He say to him?

While Jesus and His disciples were dining at Levi’s house many tax collectors and ____________ came and dined also.

When the scribes and Pharisees saw Jesus eating with the tax collectors and sinners, they said to His ________________, “How is it that He eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?”

 

In response Jesus said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to _________________.

 

When Jesus went to the synagogue a man with a withered hand was there. Why did the Pharisees not approve of Jesus healing this man?

The Pharisees went out and immediately _____________ with the Herodians against Jesus.

 

4. Read Proverbs 10:1-2.

A wise son brings pleasure, delight and ____________________.

A  foolish son brings ________, sorrow and trouble.

Dear Father,

Thank-you for Your endless mercy, and Your everlasting faithfulness. Thank-you for Your protection that surrounds me, and for Your lovingkindness. I place my trust in You, O Lord, and under  the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge. You are the fountain of my life. You sustain and satisfy me, and fill my life with great pleasures. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to walk in an honorable manner. May my heart be right before You. Let the words of my mouth be good and acceptable in Your sight.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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February 16 – Review and Reflections

FEB 16February 16  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading 

Leviticus 1:1-3:17

Mark 1:29-2:12

Psalm 35:17-28

Proverbs 9:13-18

 

Review and Reflections

1. Read Leviticus 1:1-17. These verses describe the _________________ offering.

A burnt offering was to make atonement for a person. What does atonement mean?

2. Read Leviticus 2:1-16. These verses describe the ____________________ offering.

A portion of the grain offering was burnt on the altar as a offering to ___________. The remainder of the grain offering was Aaron’s and his sons.

The grain offering was the most _________ of the offerings to the Lord made by fire.

The grain offering were not to have any leaven or ____________ in them.

The offering of the _______________ were not to be burned on the altar.

3. Read Leviticus 3:1-17. These verses describe the _______________________ offering.

The fellowship (or peace) offering was to be without ______________.

What was the perpetual statute that God gave the people?

What does perpetual mean?

4. Read Mark 1:29-34. Who was sick?

What was wrong with her?

Jesus took her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her. And she _______________ them.

That evening many people who were sick and demon-possessed were brought to Jesus. What did Jesus do?

Why did Jesus not allow the demons to speak?

5. Read Mark 1:35-39. What did Jesus do early in the morning?

Jesus told Simon, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this ______________ I have come forth.”

Jesus preached in the synagogues throughout all Galilee and casting out ____________.

6. Read Mark 1:40-45. A leper came to Jesus and said, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” What was Jesus’ response to the leper?

How was the leper healed?

Why did Jesus have to leave the city?

7. Read Mark 2:1-12. When the people heard that Jesus was back in Capernaum what happened?

Who did the four men bring to Jesus?

When these four men could not get close to Jesus because of the crowd, what did they do?

What was the first thing that Jesus told the paralytic man?

What did the scribes think about what Jesus said?

What was the second thing that Jesus told the paralytic man?

8. Read Proverbs 9:13-18. What does clamorous mean?

* A foolish woman is ______________ – She is loud.

* A foolish woman is _____________ – She has a low an intellectual capacity.

* A foolish woman lack knowledge and understanding – She knows _______________.

Dear Father,

I thank-you that You are not a god that is far from me. You are right beside me no matter where I am or what I’m going through. You will not allow my enemies to rejoice over me. You are my defense and You rescue me from destructions. I  praise You for You are a righteousness and just God. My life is precious in Your eyes. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to always see my life as You do.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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February 15 – Review and Reflections

FEB 15  February 15  – Review and Reflections

 

Today’s Bible Reading 

Exodus 39:1-40:38

Mark 1:1-28

Psalm 35:1-16

Proverbs 9:11-12

Review and Reflections

1. Read Exodus 39:1. What colors of thread were used in making Aaron’s garments?

2. Read Exodus 39:2-7. What is an ephod?

3. Read Exodus 39:8-21. The breastplate contained twelve stones. What was engraved on the stones?

Who were Jacob’s twelve sons?

4. Read Exodus 39:22-31. The opening of the robe was made so that it would not ___________.

The plate of the holy crown had what engraved on it?

5. Read Exodus 39:32-43. The people made all the things just as __________ had commanded them to.

Is it still important today to do just as God commands us to?

There are ______________ for obedience and curses for disobedience to God.

6. Read Exodus 40:1-33. These verses describe the setting up of the tabernacle. After the people had the tabernacle set up they were to use the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and all that was in it. Why did God want them to anoint these things?

7. Read Exodus 40:34-38. The cloud covered the tabernacle of meeting, and the __________ of the Lord filled the tabernacle.

The cloud of the Lord was above the tabernacle by day, and _______ was over it by night.

When the cloud was over the tabernacle the people would _______________ God.

When the cloud was not over the tabernacle, the people would move forward on their _______________.

8. Read Mark 1:1-8. John was to _______________the way for Jesus.

John preached a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins, and he baptized in ____________.

Why did the people go out to see John at the Jordan river?

John was clothed with ___________ hair and wore a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.

John said that he baptized in water, but someone else was coming that would baptize with the ___________   ___________.

9. Read Mark 1:9-13. Who baptized Jesus?

God the _______________ spoke from heaven, God the ___________ was baptized, and God the Holy Spirit  descended from heaven in the form of a dove and sat upon Jesus.

In your option why did John need to baptize Jesus?

What does the dove resting upon Jesus signify?

 

Who led Jesus to the wilderness?

How long was Jesus in the wilderness and why was He there?

Who ministered to Jesus while He was in the wilderness?

When we are going through a test / trial/ temptation, who will be with us and help us?

10. Read Mark 1:14-20. After John was put in ___________, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God.

As Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, who did He see?

What did Jesus say to them?

Who were mending their nets when Jesus called them to follow Him?

11. Read Mark 1:21-28. Why were the people astonished at Jesus’ teaching in the synagogue?

There was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit who cried out. What did Jesus tell him?

Dear Father,

Thank-you that You plead my case with those who seek to harm me, and You fight against those who are against me. You are my shield and buckler. My help comes from You. I will rejoice in You, for You are my help in time of trouble. By the power of the Holy Spirit may I always remember that it is only in You that salvation is found.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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February 14 – Review and Reflections

FEB 14February 14  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading 

Exodus 37:1-38:31

Matthew 28:1-20

Psalm 34:11-22

Proverbs 9:9-10

Review and Reflections

1. Read Exodus 37:1-9. These verses describe how the ark of the covenant was made.

How long was it?

How wide was it?

How high was it?

What was it made out of?

How many cherubim were on the mercy seat?

2. Read Exodus 37:10-16. These verses describe how the table of _______________was made.

3. Read Exodus 37:17-24. These verses describe how the lampstand was made. How many branches did the lamp stand have?

4. Read Exodus 37:25-29. These verses describe how the altar of incense was made. What was to be burned on this altar?

5. Read Exodus 38:1-7. These verses describe how the altar of burnt offering was made. The utensils for the altar were made out of _______________.

Since this altar was made out of bronze what kind of offerings to you think would be made on this altar?

6. Read Exodus 38:8. A laver of bronze and its base was made from  bronze ___________.

 

7. Read Exodus 38:9-20. These verses describe how the __________________ was made.

8. Read Exodus 38:21-31. These verses give an inventory of the items made for the tabernacle. What does inventory mean?

9. Read Matthew 28:1-10. These verses describe Jesus’ _________________________.

What day did Mary Magdalene and the other Mary go to the tomb?

Who caused the earthquake and why?

 

The angel of the Lord’s countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. How did the guards respond?

 

What did the angel say to the women?

The women left the tomb with fear and great joy. As they were on their way, Jesus met them.  He said, “Rejoice!” So they came and held Him by the feet and _________________ Him.  Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to ____________, and there they will see Me.”

10. Read Matthew 28:11-15. Who did the guards tell what had happened at the tomb?

The chief priests assembled the elders together. Why?

What did they give the guards (soldiers) and why?

11. Read Matthew 28:16-20. These verses refer to the ____________   __________________.

What does commission mean?

The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain Jesus had appointed for them. When they saw Jesus, they worshiped Him. However, some _____________.

What did Jesus tell the disciples to do?

12. Read Proverbs 9:9-10.

* Give instruction to a _________man, and he will be still wiser.

* Teach a just man, and he will ____________ in learning.
* The _______ of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

* Knowledge of the Holy One is ____________________.

 

 

Dear Father,

Thank-you that Your eyes follow us no matter where we go or what we do. Thank-you that Your ears are ready and willing to listen to us, and that we can talk to You about anything. It brings great peace and comfort knowing that You are near the broken hearted, and that You save those who have a contrite spirit. No matter what our afflictions are, You have the power to deliver us out of them all. Evil will not win the victory over us and we shall not be condemned. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to grow in our reverence and respect to You. Keep our tongues from evil and deceit. Cause us to hate what You hate and to love what You love. May we cease to do evil and strive to do good. Let Your peace be a priority in our lives and may it surround us wherever we go.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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February 13 – Review and Reflections

FEB 13 February 13  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading 

Exodus 35:10-36:38

Matthew 27:32-66

Psalm 34:1-10

Proverbs 9:7-8

Review and Reflections

1. Read Exodus 35:10-29. Everyone  whose heart was stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing, brought _______________for the work of the tabernacle of meeting.

What were some of the things brought?

2. Read Exodus 35:30-36:7. What did the craftsmen tell Moses?

3. Read Exodus 36:8-38. These verses describe the ______________________ that the children of Israel built.

4. Read Matthew 27:32-44. These verses describe Jesus’ ________________________.

Who was forced to carry Jesus’ cross?

Golgotha was also called Place of a ___________.

What did the soldiers do with Jesus’ garments?

The soldiers placed a sign over Jesus’ head. What did it say?

Two _____________ were crucified with Jesus, one on the right and another on the left.

The people (including the chief priests, scribes and elders) blasphemed Jesus and made fun of Him as He hung on the ______________.

5. Read Matthew 27:45-57. These verses describe the death of ________________ Jesus.

From the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. Why do you think it was dark?

What did Jesus cry out about the ninth hour?

Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His ____________.

At the very moment of Jesus’ death the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. What does this signify?

Also at the moment of Jesus’ death there was an __________________. The rocks were split, and the graves were opened.

Many bodies of the saints who died were raised from the ___________.

What did the centurion say to those around him when he saw what happened?

6. Read Matthew 27:58-61. These verses describe the burial of Jesus. Who asked for Jesus’ body to bury Him?

Jesus’ body was wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and put in a new tomb. Then a large __________ was rolled against the door of the tomb.

7. Read Matthew 27:62-66. Guards were placed at Jesus’ _________________.

What did the chief priests and Pharisees want from Pilate?

The tomb was sealed and __________ were put in place.

8. Read Proverbs 9:7-8.  If you correct a wicked person, he will ___________ you.

If you correct a wise person, he will _________ you.

Dear Father,

I will bless and praise at all times. Your praises will be unending from my lips. My soul’s desire is for You, and You alone. Those around me will see my love for You and they too will desire You. Together we will exalt Your great name. Thank-you that You hear us when we call out to You. You deliver us from all our fears and troubles. Our salvation is found only in You. In You there is no shame or embarrassment. Wonderful is the knowledge that the angel of the Lord encamps all around those who respect and reverence You. You are kind, and Your mercy and grace are forever. Thank-you for meeting all my needs and heart’s desires. With You, I lack no good thing. By the power of the Holy Spirit may I keep my eyes on your face and not Your hand. Help all my heart’s desires to line up with Your will for my life.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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February 12 – Review and Reflections

FEB 12February 12  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading 

Exodus 34:1-35:9

Matthew 27:15-31

Psalm 33:12-22

Proverbs 9:1-6

Review and Reflections

1. Read Exodus 34:1-28. These verses describe the second set of the tablets with the ten commandments on them. What happened to the first set?

As the Lord passed before Moses, He proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, ______________________, and abounding in goodness and __________, keeping mercy for thousands, _____________ iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.”

 

Moses was instructed not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where they were going. Why?

What is a snare?

Why must we be careful today when making a covenant (a solemn agreement that is binding on all parties) with others?

God wrote on the tablets the first time with His finger, however the second time _________ had to write the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.

2. Read Exodus 34:29-35. When Moses went to camp, the people were afraid to go near him because his face was doing what?

After Moses spoke to the people he put a __________ on his face.

3. Read Exodus 35:1-3. What was the penalty for breaking the Sabbath day’s rest?

4. Read Exodus 35:4-9. The offerings that the people were to give God were to be given from a willing heart. How does that apply to our lives today?

5. Read Matthew 27:15-3.  When asked by Pilate who they wanted released from prison, Barabbas or Jesus, what was their response?

What did the people want done with Jesus?

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Pilate had scourged Jesus then he delivered Him to be crucified. What does scourged mean?

After Jesus was scourged the soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole garrison around Him.

They …

* stripped Him and put a _____________ robe on Him.
* twisted a ___________ of thorns and put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand.

* bowed the knee before Him and __________ Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”
* spat on Him, and took the reed and ___________ Him on the head.

When the soldiers finished mocking Jesus, they took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him away to be crucified. What does mock mean?

 

6. Read Proverbs 9:1-6. We should forsake _____________________.

What does forsake mean?

 

We should walk in _________________.

Dear Father,

Thank-you for Your Word and all Your promises. Your Word tells us that blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. By the power of the Holy Spirit, cause us to truly make You the Lord of our lives. When You look upon us may You see a people whose hearts are turned toward You. Speak to our hearts and change our lives. It is You in whom we place our trust. Fill our nation with reverence and respect for You, O Lord. We rejoice in You, for You fill us with hope, shower us with mercy, and deliver us from our enemies. You are our help and our shield.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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February 11 – Review and Reflections

FEB 11February 11  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading 

Exodus 32:1-33:23

Matthew 26:69-27:14

Psalm 33:1-11

Proverbs 8:33-36

Review and Reflections

1. Read Exodus 32:1-33:6. How did the people justify making the golden calf?

What does justify mean?

Aaron said to them, “Break off the ____________earrings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.”

After the golden calf was made the people rose up early the next day and had a __________ to the idol. The people offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings

What is an idol?

Do people still have idols today?

The Lord said to Moses that the people had _______________ themselves.

God said the people stiff-necked. What does that mean?

Because of their sin and idol worship, what did God want to do to the people?

Moses interceded for the people. What did he say to God?

The Lord relented from the harm which He said He would do to His people. What does relent mean?

Upon seeing the people dancing around the golden calf, Moses became very angry and in his anger he threw down the tablets with the ________   _____________________on them, causing them to break.

What did Moses do to the golden calf?

Instead of taking responsibility for he part in the sin, Aaron made excuses. When caught in our sins do we do the same thing?

Moses stood in the entrance of the camp, and said, “Whoever is on the Lord’s side come to me!” And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him. What happened to the people who did not chose to follow God that day?

The next day  Moses went up the mountain to God in order to try to make an atonement for the people’s sin. He asked God to ______________ the people.

The Lord  _______________ the people because of what they did with the calf which Aaron made.

2. Read Exodus 33:7-11. Moses took his tent and pitched it outside the camp, far from the camp, and called it the ___________________ of meeting.

Everyone who sought the Lord went to the tabernacle of ____________________.

When Moses entered the tabernacle the pillar of ____________ descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses.

The Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his ____________.

After Moses would return to the camp, his servant _____________ stayed in  the tabernacle.

 

3. Read Exodus 33:12-23. These verses describe Moses and the  glory of the Lord. What does “the glory of the Lord” mean?

What does manifest mean?

God told Moses that His ______________ would go with them.

Moses asked to see what?

God responded by saying, “You cannot see My __________. No man shall see Me and live.”

Moses was not able to see God’s face, however God allowed him to see His ____________.

 

4. Read Matthew 26:69-75. These verses describe Peter’s denial of Jesus. How did Peter deny Jesus?

Was Peter sorry when he realized that he had denied Jesus, just as He said he would?

 

5. Read Matthew 27:1-10.  The chief priests and elders of the people had Jesus bound, and took Him to Pontius Pilate. Who was  Pontius Pilate?

When Judas realized that the leaders had condemned Jesus to death he was remorseful. He took the thirty pieces of silver back to the leaders and told them that he had betrayed an innocent man. What was their response?

Judas threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and ___________ himself.

What did the Jewish leaders end up doing with the thirty pieces of silver?

6. Read Matthew 27:11-14. Who does Jesus appear before?

Who was Pilate?

What was Jesus asked?

What was Jesus’ response?

7. Read Proverbs 8:33-36. Listening to and obeying God’s instructions brings wisdom, _____________, and favor.

Dear Father,

As I look upon all that You have created, I stand in awe. By Your very Word the entire universe and everything in it was made. The earth is full of Your goodness. I will praise You for all Your mighty acts, and I will worship You for who You are. You alone are God and all Your Words are true. By the power of the Holy Spirit help me to have an even greater respect and reverence for You, O Lord. May I draw closer to You and help me to see and understand Your plans. Let me never cease to worship You with everything within me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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February 10 – Review and Reflections

  FEB 10February 10  – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading 

Exodus 30:11-31:18

Matthew 26:47-68

Psalm 32:1-11

Proverbs 8:27-32

Review and Reflections

1. Read Exodus 30:11-16. These verses describe atonement money. What does atonement mean?

2. Everyone twenty years and older were to give an offering to the Lord in the amount of half a shekel, regardless of if they were _________ or poor.

What was this atonement money to be used for?

2. Read Exodus 30:17-21.The people were instructed to make a bronze laver for washing. What is a laver?

Where was it to be placed?

Before the priest went into the tabernacle to minister to God, they had to wash their hands and their feet in water. If bronze represents sin and the water represents the Word of God, how does this relate to our lives today?

3. Read Exodus 30:22-33. The people made anointing oil just as God commanded them to. What is anointing oil and what do you do with it?

The priest were to use this __________ anointing oil to anoint the tabernacle of meeting, the ark of the Testimony, the table and all its utensils, the lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of incense,
the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the laver and its base.

What does holy mean?

The people were not to use this special holy oil on their _________ (as perfume.

The people were not to _______ any other oil like this special holy oil.

The people were not to anoint an ______________ with this special holy oil.

4. Read Exodus 30:34-38. The verses describe how to make the incense that was to be burnt in the holy place. The people were not to make any of this incense for their _______________ use. It was only to be used for God.

5. Read Exodus 31:1-11. Bezalel was filled him with the _____________   _____   ______ , in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship. He was able to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze, in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of workmanship.

God filled Aholiab wisdom. He was a  gifted ______________.

What is an artisan?

6. Read Exodus 31:12-18. These verses describe the Sabbath. What is a Sabbath?

The Sabbath was to be a sign, or reminder,  between God and man that He is the Lord who sanctifies us. What does sanctify mean?

The Sabbath was to be set apart for God. The people were not to do any ________ on this day.

God gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with what?

7. Read Matthew 26:47-56. Jesus is __________________.

Judas led the Jewish leaders to Jesus while He was in the garden. How did Judas greet Jesus?

What did one of the men with Jesus do?

Jesus responded by saying, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will _____________ by the sword. Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of ____________? How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?”

All the disciples forsook Him and ________________.

8. Read Matthew 26:57-68. Jesus is taken before the Sanhedrin. What was the Sanhedrin?

Jesus was led to Caiaphas the high priest, where the ____________ and the elders were assembled.

Peter followed Jesus at a ______________ to the high priest’s courtyard where He sat to see what was going to happen.

How do people try to follow Jesus at a distance today?

The leaders wanted to find some reason to Jesus to put Him to ___________, but found none.

Jesus only responded to the Jewish leaders when He was placed under oath. What was Jesus’ response?

The high priest tore his clothes and accused Jesus of blasphemy. What is blasphemy?

9. Read Proverbs 8:27-32. Blessed are those who keep ___________ ways.

Dear Father,

It brings me great joy knowing that You have forgiven my transgressions and washed my sins away. Thank-you that through Jesus’ sacrifice, and accepting Your gift of salvation, I am not held guilty – my iniquities are gone. By the power of the Holy Spirit help me to be quick to  acknowledged my sin to You. Help me not to behave in an unjust or immoral manner. Thank-you that when I do fall short, and miss the mark, that You are there beside me convicting me and drawing me to forgiveness. Teach me Your ways, O Lord, and guide and direct me onto the path that I should walk. Thank-you that You surround me with Your mercy. You  preserve me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. I will be glad and rejoice in You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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