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New Studies in Luke

Five new studies / devotionals have been added to a new Luke - D.I.Y. (Describe-It-Yourself) page in the last two weeks. For instance, the chart below is a summary on what Mary was like in Luke chapter one. The final paragraph of this study on Mary asks and answers the question, "How should we be like her?"

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LUKE- D.I.Y. PAGE

August 4, 2021

First John 1:9 Video

Tonight, I made a short (11 minute, 30 second) video message on 1 John 1:9 in which I demonstrated how I use the Describe-It-Yourself cards for personal study. It is a great message, AND it helps show what a truly wonderful tool the D.I.Y. card set is. Earlier still photos / graphics did not do the set justice.

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LARGE SCREEN VERSION

July 15, 2021

God's Victories and Giving Are Linked.

Today, I noticed that rejoicing because of the Lord's victory over the Egyptians in Exodus 15:1-13 is closely followed by anticipation of future victories over the hostile inhabitants of the promised land in 15:14-18. Then, as I asked myself what this is like (using one of the Describe-It-Yourself cards) I realized that there is a similar pattern in Romans 8:31-39. We are more than conquerors in all things, because God BEGAN by giving us His own Son. Therefore we need not fear that our need for his protection in various trials will not be provided in the future.

God's amazing victory over Egypt at the Red Sea led to additional victories. Likewise, the awesome, loving gift of God's own Son leads to the additional giving and protection by God that we need.

July 7, 2021

Lessons for Less-Than-Ideal Relationships

Though a relationship may begin in a shameful way, it does not need to remain so. The relationship with the Gibeonites (Josh. 9:1-27) was contrary to God's plan, but the Lord was still honored to some degree (9:26-27) and the relationship was NOT ALL BAD.

There is much overlooked truth and relational help in Joshua chapter nine. So please go to the studies in Joshua page and scroll down the page to the study on chapter nine which has this worksheet.

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JOSHUA STUDIES PAGE

July 3, 2021

Describing the Commander of the Lord's Army (Josh. 5:13-15)

The Commander of the Lord's army in Josh. 5:13-15 was the pre-incarnate Christ. (Since he was worshipped, he could not have been just an angel.) He was STANDING and ABOUT TO ACT, as well as COMMANDING and doing other foundational things. Like Joshua, we should submit, worship, and obey. The full study on this passage is now on the Joshua page.

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JOSHUA STUDIES PAGE

July 2, 2021

Describing the Fall of Jericho (Josh. 6:15-26)

How would you describe the seventh day at Jericho? The graphic below is my answer sheet regarding 40 descriptive terms. Many of them are correct, but those shown in pink do NOT describe Josh 6:15-26 correctly, and those with a yellow background are only partly correct. Pick a term and see if you agree. For the great full study click this link button and then scroll down the Joshua page to the Jericho study. This is a GREAT and RELEVANT study. There are some interesting parallels between the fall of Jericho and the fall of Babylon in Revelation. Please check out the full study. It is not long!

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THE FULL-SIZE VIEW

July 1, 2021

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