Every Chapter: A Lesson About God — Prophesy

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Prophesy

This one is just crazy. If you’re Christian, this book holds incredible value as God’s finale. It goes out with a bang and we finally understand what mankind has been leading to! It leads to an eternity with God for those who endure through the trials described in the Prophesy Book. For those who aren’t Christian, the book holds incredible value as a fantastic, memorable, scary story. The Prophesy Book is the book of Revelation. It’s the Revelation of Jesus given to the Apostle John through a vision. It’s very interesting to think about what John must have been seeing — we are reading about events that still haven’t happened 2,000 years later through the eyes of a 1st century mind! He’s describing things that he has never even seen the things to give him a basic understanding of what he’s seeing… CRAZY, WICKED SWEET!

Revelation

    1. Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega
    1. Never lose passion of God
    1. There’s still hope
    1. God is holy
    1. Jesus is the worthy lamb
    1. The Lord brings judgment
    1. God will save his people
    1. God will destroy the Earth
    1. God protects His people
    1. God is mysterious
    1. God remembers His covenant
    1. Satan is defeated
    1. Be faithful
    1. Jesus will harvest His people
    1. Endure patiently
    1. Repent and glorify God
    1. The lamb of God will win
    1. God fulfills prophesy
    1. I am the bride of Christ
    1. God will judge everything
    1. Jesus is the temple of God
    1. Jesus is coming soon

Every Chapter: A Lesson About God — Doctrine

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Doctrine

Doctrine is one of the most intimidating words in religious circles. What is it? Doctrine is the instructions for what to believe and what to not believe within Christianity. The author of most of the books on Doctrine was Paul. Paul knew the Law as a Pharisee, but he had to learn doctrine when he repented and put his faith in Jesus. Doctrine caused a lot of division in the early church; everything from eating meat to circumcision to whether or not Jesus already returned. Seems silly, but today we have the same issues just manifested differently. That’s why factions exist within even the same denominations (the different denominations being also being differences in doctrine!). Here’s what the books on Doctrine taught me about God:

Romans

    1. My sin stems from not loving God entirely
    1. Have mercy on others
    1. God is faithful, always
    1. God gave the law so I would see my need for him
    1. Jesus came to give me life
    1. Be a slave to Christ
    1. I am free from the law by dying with Christ
    1. Nothing can separate me from God’s love
    1. I can’t work for mercy
    1. Call on the name of the Lord
    1. I am on God’s tree
    1. Use my gifts to serve God
    1. Honor the authority God has put me under
    1. Serve Christ with an attitude of peace and joy
    1. Rejoice with one voice in Christ
    1. Greet my brothers with Christian love

1 Corinthians

    1. Jesus is wisdom itself
    1. The Holy Spirit makes me holy
    1. God will test me
    1. Love my brothers in Christ
    1. Judge myself before the church has to
    1. My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit
    1. God paid a high price for me
    1. God recognizes the one who loves him
    1. Jesus compels me to my task
    1. Let my life always imitate Christ
    1. I am under God’s authority
    1. God has given me a job
    1. Jesus is love
    1. Everything I do should strengthen the church
    1. Jesus is alive
    1. Do everything in love

2 Corinthians

    1. God Comforts me
    1. Love those who’ve sinned against me
    1. I am the image of Christ
    1. God will never abandon me
    1. Through Jesus, I am a new man
    1. I am the temple of the living God
    1. Work toward complete holiness
    1. Jesus gave up heaven for my sake
    1. God gives generously
    1. Boast in the Lord
    1. Be wary of false prophets
    1. Jesus’ grace is enough
    1. Examine myself and see if my faith is genuine

Galatians

    1. Don’t be fooled by false gospels
    1. Christ lives in me
    1. God gave me the law to show me my faith
    1. Don’t let the law hold me away from God
    1. Live under the guidance of the Holy Spirit
    1. I obey Christ’s law when I share my brothers’ burdens

Ephesians

    1. Pray for spiritual wisdom
    1. Salvation is a gift from God
    1. God’s children inherit His riches
    1. There is one Lord, one faith, on baptism, one God
    1. Imitate God in everything I do
    1. Wear the armor of God

Philippians

    1. Do not be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
    1. Hold firmly to the Word of Life
    1. Forget the past and look forward to what lies ahead
    1. Always be full of joy in the Lord

Colossians

    1. Christ lives in me
    1. My treasure is in Christ
    1. Christ is all that matters and he lives in me
    1. Devote my life to prayer

1 Thessalonians

    1. The world should see and know my faith in Christ
    1. Always be generous and faithful because of Christ
    1. Never lose faith
    1. Live to please God
    1. God chose to save me

2 Thessalonians

    1. Never lose hope
    1. God has called me to Salvation
    1. The Lord is faithful and He will strengthen me

1 Timothy

    1. Jesus came to save sinners
    1. Pray for all people and give thanks to God for them
    1. Nonbelievers should see Christ in me
    1. Train physically and in godliness
    1. Take care of those who cannot take care of themselves
    1. All honor and power belong to God

2 Timothy

    1. No matter what, I can trust God
    1. I am God’s good soldier
    1. All Scripture is God breathed
    1. God has good things in store for anyone who keeps the faith

Titus

    1. Be a man of faith
    1. Live wisely and in truth
    1. Live with gentleness and humility

Philemon

    1. Show kindness to my brothers

Hebrews

    1. Jesus rules with righteousness and justice
    1. Jesus can help me during trials
    1. Hold firm to faith
    1. The word of God is alive and powerful
    1. Jesus understands my weakness
    1. God is not unjust
    1. Death has no power over Jesus
    1. God will never again remember my sin
    1. Jesus’ blood is the atonement for my sin
    1. Jesus’ sacrifice makes me perfect and holy forever
    1. Live a life of great faith
    1. God is a devouring Fire
    1. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever

James

    1. I am God’s prized possession
    1. My works will show my faith
    1. God has called me to an honorable life
    1. Humble myself before God
    1. Don’t let my life condemn me

1 Peter

    1. God made me to be holy
    1. God called me away from things that wage war against my soul
    1. Be ready to explain my hope in God
    1. Jesus’ love never fails me
    1. Stand firm and be strong in faith

2 Peter

    1. Always grow in faith
    1. Remember what God has taught me
    1. Look forward to the day of the Lord

1 John

    1. God is faithful and just
    1. Love others, love God
    1. God gave me His Spirit
    1. God is love
    1. Jesus is the Love of God

2 John

    1. Love is being obedient to God’s commands

3 John

    1. Love each other

Jude

    1. God called me to pull others from the fire, even by pulling them out

Every Chapter: Lessons About God — Gospels and Acts

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Gospels and Acts

There is no part of the Bible read more frequently than Gospels and Acts. The reason why is obvious: It is the crescendo of the story! Everything that the first 39 books prophesied about is coming to light. God has come out of seeming silence at the end of the Old Testament at full force. All these weird rules are finally beginning to have seeable rationales. The Gospels and Acts tell the story of our transition from practicing Judaism and the founding of the Holy Church.

Matthew

    1. Jesus is the Messiah
    2. When I’m scared, God has answers
    1. God knows man’s wicked heart
    2. Jesus was hated before He could walk
    3. In all things, God works
    1. God’s Kingdom is near
    2. I must do all that God has required
    1. Scripture is the key to beating temptation
    2. Jesus’ message is very simple
    3. Following Jesus means sacrifice
    4. Jesus is the great healer
    1. Jesus is the fulfillment of the law
    1. God knows my wants and needs
    1. When I look for God, I will find Him
    1. Jesus is all powerful
    1. Faith has made me well
    1. God rewards obedience
    1. God blesses those who do not turn away because of Jesus
    1. Men who do the work of God are Jesus’ brothers
    1. I will only find God if I am constantly looking for Him
    1. My salvation comes only because Jesus reached out to save me
    1. Mercy is greater than the law
    1. God reveals his teachings to me if I just listen
    1. With faith, nothing is impossible
    1. Jesus commands me to forgive
    1. With God, anything is possible
    1. It hurts to be great for Jesus
    1. Jesus is the cornerstone of my faith
    1. Jesus is the source of astounding wisdom
    1. Jesus gave me the law so I know what justice, mercy, and faith are
    1. Jesus will announce his coming
    1. God has given me a life to invest
    1. In the face of death, don’t abandon Jesus
    1. Find forgiveness in Jesus
    1. Jesus is with me always

Mark

    1. Prophesy is fulfilled
    2. Follow Jesus in example
    3. Even Jesus was tempted
    4. God’s promised time has come
    5. Following God may mean giving up things you love
    6. Jesus has authority over Hell
    7. Jesus has authority over disease
    8. Jesus came to heal the world
    9. Jesus is the cure of incurable diseases
    1. Jesus works to heal my needs
    1. Grace is greater than the law
    1. Understanding comes from God
    1. God’s mercy is great
    1. Without faith, the greatest miracle is just healing a few sick people
    1. Jesus heals based on faith, not who I am
    1. Jesus can provide everything for me
    1. Jesus can heal unbelief
    1. Jesus is the example of a servant
    1. Jesus will curse my life if I bear no fruit
    1. Jesus died for the world he loves
    1. I must be prepared for Jesus to return
    1. Jesus has already promised that death is not the end
    1. Jesus is the Son of God
    1. Jesus has authority over sin

Luke

    1. Investigate the claims of works of God
    2. Believe the word of God
    3. Jesus is the savior of the world
    4. God takes notice of the lowly
    5. Salvation is a gift from God
    1. Jesus came with humble beginnings
    2. Jesus is worth leaving my livelihood
    3. Jesus fulfilled all the requirements of the law
    4. Jesus has revealed the deepest thoughts of my soul
    5. Jesus is wise
    1. Baptism is a declaration of my faith in God
    2. Standing up for God can get me in trouble
    3. God watches me
    4. Jesus came to save all mankind
    1. God takes care of me so I can endure temptation
    2. Jesus fulfills the work of the prophets
    3. Jesus commands with authority
    4. Jesus can cure anything
    1. Jesus rewards sacrifice
    2. Seek God in silence
    3. Forgiving sins is more important that healing bodies
    4. Jesus came for sinners
    5. Jesus is the bridegroom
    1. Jesus identifies the good and evil person by the fruit of their heart
    1. Jesus’ authority is great
    1. Jesus promised, just have faith and you will be healed
    1. Jesus is all powerful
    1. God has registered my name in Heaven
    1. I am blessed to hear the word of God and put it into practice
    1. Seek first the kingdom of God and He will give me everything I need
    1. Repent while I still can
    1. Everyday make Jesus the single greatest thing in my life
    1. I am God’s prodigal son
    1. If money is my master, God cannot be
    1. Give thanks to God for everything He has done for me
    1. To reach God, I have to give up what I love the most
    1. Jesus came to save the lost
    1. It’s not my place to challenge Jesus’ authority
    1. God’s word will never die
    1. Jesus is the Passover lamb
    1. Repentance, not works is the key to salvation
    1. There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent

John

    1. Jesus is the Word of God
    2. God uses men to fulfill His mission
    3. Jesus is the fulfillment of prophesy
    4. Jesus is the stairway to God
    1. Jesus cleanses me of my impurities
    2. Jesus is the Temple of the Lord
    1. Jesus is the way to Heaven
    2. I must become less and make Jesus greater
    1. Worship God in spirit and truth
    2. Jesus wins souls
    1. There is life in Jesus
    1. Jesus is the bread of life
    1. Jesus came to show me God
    1. Jesus set me free from sin
    1. Jesus uses men with nothing to offer to glorify God
    1. Jesus is the Good Shepherd
    1. Jesus has great compassion for me
    1. Love Jesus more than human praise
    1. The world will know I am Jesus’ follower by my love
    1. Jesus has given me the Spirit of God
    1. Jesus commands me to love my brothers
    1. Jesus has conquered the world
    1. Jesus prayed for me
    1. Jesus came to testify to the truth
    1. Jesus died for me
    1. Those who believe Jesus without seeing him are blessed
    1. I am the Lord’s sheep

Acts

    1. Jesus has given me the Holy Spirit
    1. Jesus is the center of the church
    1. Jesus still works miracles
    1. I can be bold in Jesus
    1. Don’t let my life ruin the testimony of the Holy Spirit
    1. Be united with my brothers in Christ
    1. Don’t be afraid to die because of Jesus
    1. God prepares men to meet Him
    1. God can melt a heart of stone
    1. God has made me clean
    1. God’s mercy is for everyone
    1. God set me free
    1. God reveals Himself
    1. God is the source of forgiveness
    1. Keep my body holy for the Lord
    1. God uses bad things for good
    1. Search the Scriptures to find Truth
    1. Use Scripture to prove Jesus
    1. Knowing some of the Truth is still believing a lie
    1. Love God’s children
    1. Don’t let danger sway my faith
    1. God saves lives
    1. Jesus encourages his servants
    1. God uses authority to protect His people
    1. God works to put me where He wants me
    1. Love God, even in chains
    1. Help those who want me dead
    1. Never lose faith

Every Chapter: Lessons About God — Minor Prophets

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Minor Prophets

If there is any section of the Bible that most Christians have never read or otherwise don’t know anything about, it’s the Minor Prophets. These guys had some real interesting lives. The most famous of them, Jonah, had a short stay in a giant fish, but others married prostitutes to show God’s love, prophesied about the Messiah, gave hope to the Israelites, and clarified that the Israelites were being punished; just like their conquerors would one day be punished for their sins also.

Hosea

    1. Obey God, even when it doesn’t make sense
    1. The Lord woos His bride
    1. The Lord still loves
    1. The Lord sees my heart
    1. God expects more from leaders
    1. God wants me to know Him
    1. The Lord has made me strong
    1. God will hold His people accountable for their sins
    1. The Lord will not forget
    1. In prosperity, remember God
    1. God is the Holy One living among us
    1. The Lord sees sin I believe I’ve gotten away with
    1. Apart from God there is no other savior
    1. The Lord answers prayer

Joel

    1. Sin is like an army
    1. God must punish sin
    2. God is merciful, compassionate, eager to relent and not to punish
    3. Always know the Lord is my God
    4. God  has poured His Spirit over the whole Earth
    1. God knows the end of the story already
    2. God makes promises for His people

Amos

    1. God will not let sin go unpunished
    1. God must punish the sins of His own people
    1. God does not act without giving His people a warning
    1. Worship only God
    1. God wants justice more than sacrifice
    1. God is slow to give judgment
    1. I don’t have to be someone special to do the work of God
    1. The Lord’s patience only extends so far before He must punish sin
    1. God destroys things so that He can restore His people

Obadiah

    1. God sees the suffering of the people He loves
    1. God takes care of His people

Jonah

    1. Follow God to the ends of the Earth
    1. God hears my prayers
    1. When others make my sin known to me, I need to repent and ask for mercy.
    1. God loves me despite my sin

Micah

    1. It causes God grief to punish His people
    1. There is still hope
    1. I should lead by the power of God
    1. The Lord is a personal ruler
    1. Jesus is the source of peace
    1. The Lord wants me to do what’s right, love mercy, and walk humbly with Him
    1. The Lord is m redeemer

Nahum

    1. The Lord is jealous for me
    1. God is coming back to restore His people
    1. The Lord reveals His enemies’ shame

Habakkuk

    1. I cannot understand like the Lord understands
    1. God’s Glory will win in the end
    1. The Lord is still the God of my Salvation

Zephaniah

    1. God hates complacent men
    1. Despite my sin, God still loves me
    1. God restored me

Haggai

    1. The Lord is with me
    1. Be strong in the Lord

Zechariah

    1. Return to the Lord, always
    1. The Lord will take care of me
    1. Jesus took away the sins of the world
    1. Jesus is the lampshade who conquers by the Lord’s Spirit
    1. God banishes those who sin His name
    1. Jesus plants the church
    1. Be just in all I do
    1. Jesus brings peace the nations
    1. Jesus sealed a covenant with me in His blood
    1. Jesus is the cornerstone
    1. God commands me to care for the sinners
    1. The Lord fights for His people
    1. I am God’s
    1. God Himself will rule as king of the whole world

Malachi

    1. Of all people, God chose me
    2. Let my life be a good sacrifice to God
    1. Worship the Lord
    2. Always remain faithful
    1. Jesus purifies my heart
    2. God promises blessings for obedience
    3. God promises to show mercy if I honor His name
    1. God leaves his people with hope

Every Chapter: A Lesson About God — Major Prophets

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Major Prophets

The Major Prophets really just mean they are the big books written by prophets. Even While Israel and Judea were exiled to Syria and Babylon, God sent messengers (prophets) to guide His people. They foretold the future, gave warnings to the people, and interpreted the Will of God; even in the face of persecution by their captures and even the other Israelites! The Major Prophets tell the story of a God who is Just, Compassionate, and Loving.

Isaiah

    1. If I turn to God, He will protect me
    1. The Lord rules in justice
    1. The Lord is the great revealer
    1. The Lord restores His people
    1. God has done everything he can to make me glorifying to him
    2. When I see my sin, repent
    1. God personally chooses His messengers
    1. Jesus fulfilled the promise of Immanuel
    1. Everything God is doing is just
    1. Jesus is the Prince of Peace
    2. Learn from the Lord’s punishment
    1. Don’t be proud
    2. The Lord’s anger does not last forever
    1. Jesus is the banner of salvation
    1. The Lord has come to save me
    1. God will destroy the wicked
    1. The Lord cast Satan down
    1. The Lord protects His people
    1. The Lord has pity on those He must punish
    1. The Lord will do whatever it takes to keep my eyes on Him
    1. The Lord is very serious about having no god but Him
    1. The Lord heals
    1. Have faith in God
    1. The Lord will fight for His children
    1. The Lord Himself has redeemed me
    1. God will restore even the wicked for His purposes
    1. Singing praise to God is for both happy and sad times
    1. The Lord is my shelter
    1. Those who die in the Lord will live
    1. Turn to the Lord for help
    1. The Lord talks to His people in many ways
    1. Don’t let my worship be just a set of man-made rules
    1. The Lord is faithful
    1. I cannot rely on mere men to save me from God
    1. Jesus is a righteous king
    1. The Lord is my judge, lawgiver, and king
    1. The Lord’s wisdom is greater than mine
    1. The Lord is coming to save me
    1. Only the Lord can save me
    1. The Lord defends and protects His people
    1. The Lord answers prayer
    1. I can rest assured in the Lord
    1. The Lord is the everlasting God
    1. I am not afraid, God is here to help me
    1. Jesus is the symbol of God’s covenant with man
    1. Jesus is the Savior of Israel
    1. God is the First and the Last
    1. God will never go back on His word
    1. There is none like God
    1. God has no equal
    1. If I won’t listen, God will send someone else to be His messenger
    1. My name is written on the palm of Jesus
    1. Jesus knew what awaited Him at the cross, but He still went for me
    1. God Himself Comforts me
    1. God took me back though I have nothing to offer Him
    1. Jesus died so I could be counted as righteous
    1. The Lord will never abandon me
    1. Even the wicked find forgiveness through God
    1. God gives great blessings in Heaven to men who obey Him on Earth
    1. The Lord will lead
    1. The Lord wants true, honorable worship
    1. My sin has cut me off from God
    1. God restores His people
    1. The day of the Lord’s favor has come
    1. I am the bride of Christ
    1. The Lord came to avenge the oppressed
    1. Despite my sin, God is still my Father
    1. The Lord honors His servants
    1. All humanity is made to worship God

Jeremiah

    1. God uses unprepared men for His work
    1. God see me guilt no matter how much ”soap” I use
    1. God is merciful
    1. Repentance leads to truth, justice, and righteousness
    1. Sin robs me of God’s blessings
    1. If I follow the godly path, my soul will find rest
    1. God wants obedience, not sacrifice
    1. When I sin, turn back to God
    2. Boast that I know the Lord who brings unfailing love
    1. The Lord gently corrects His people in love
    1. If I obey the Lord, He will be my God and I will be His
    1. Rely on God for the little challenges or I will have no hope for the big ones
    1. God strips His people to expose their sin
    1. God is able to save me, but sometimes I have to learn the hard way
    1. Return to God to be restored
    1. Don’t join in with what God hates
    1. God alone is my hope
    1. God can rebuild my life
    1. Don’t let my heart be like a garbage dump
    1. Doing God’s work doesn’t come without punishment
    1. I cannot win a fight against God
    1. Seek after God first and justice
    1. Jesus will rule with wisdom and justice
    1. Be like a good fig
    1. God is patient
    1. Men who love God help each other
    1. Submit to those given authority by God
    1. Never preach a false gospel
    1. If I search wholeheartedly for God, I will find Him
    1. A just God can’t let sins go unpunished forever
    1. Jesus is God’s new covenant
    1. God restores His people
    1. Jesus is the promised restoration
    1. Pay respects to the dead
    1. Be faithful
    1. I am hidden in Christ
    1. Even with best efforts, I cannot stop the Lord’s will
    1. There is safety in the Lord
    1. Listen to the word of God
    1. God protects the poor
    1. Good men die protecting God’s people
    1. Obey the Lord
    1. I cannot hide from God
    1. The Lord cannot stand idolatry
    1. God rewards the faithful
    1. Trust in God, have no idols
    1. I cannot hide from God
    1. Don’t put my faith in trust or skill
    1. Worship only the Lord
    1. The God who redeems me is strong
    1. God is the great avenger
    1. God works miracles

Lamentations

    1. Don’t let my life by a funeral song
    1. God punishes sin
    1. The Lord is my inheritance
    1. Don’t let extreme circumstances turn me from God
    1. My God never changes

Ezekiel

    1. God is personal
    1. I was handpicked by God
    1. God has appointed me
    1. I can never fully understand God
    1. The Lord’s punishment is meant to teach
    1. The Lord is God alone
    1. The Lord is God
    1. Don’t let idolatry take hold in my life
    1. I am marked for God
    1. God cannot stand sin
    1. Do the work of the Lord
    1. Be a sign of God’s coming
    1. It is better to say nothing than to give false hope
    1. I have to choose the Lord wholeheartedly
    1. Let God use me
    1. Be faithful to my God
    1. Never go back on a treaty made in God’s name
    1. I am judged according to my own life
    1. Don’t blind myself to win
    1. God purges the rebellious from His holy people
    1. Repent before God must judge me
    1. Don’t forget my God
    1. Learn from God’s justice
    1. Following God is hard
    1. Do not act out against God’s people
    1. Do not enjoy the failures ofo God’s people
    1. God gives and God takes
    1. I am lower than I believe
    1. Follow the instructions the Lord gives me
    1. The Lord wins
    1. If I am great, it is only because God made me so
    1. God destroys the evil
    1. Jesus is the watchman
    1. Jesus is the Good Shepherd
    1. Love peace
    1. God has given me His Spirit
    1. God brings the dead back to lfie
    1. God furiously defends His people
    1. The Lord will not allow others to shame His people
    1. God has already made plans for my life
    1. God cares about my life
    1. God has made my body holy
    1. My body needs to be kept holy for the Lord
    1. God wants to keep me holy
    1. God gives responsibility with His gifts
    1. God protects me even from His own power
    1. God has cleansed me
    1. The Lord is there

Daniel

    1. God is proud of obedience
    1. God rewards obedience
    1. God protects obedient men
    1. God humbles pride and restores glory
    1. God punishes pride
    1. God saves the faithful
    1. In the end, God wins
    1. God himself will fight for my soul
    1. God answers prayer
    1. God answers humble prayer
    1. God reveals
    1. God has numbered the days until the day of His Glory

Every Chapter: A Lesson About God — Poetry Books

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Poetry Books

I’ve never been good at poetry, I just don’t understand it. So these books are actually the hardest for me to go through, and even harder to discuss. The first Poetry Book, Job, is actually a story older than Jewish nation. It’s about a man, pre-Abraham who is tested by God. The Poems in the Psalms were written by people from Moses, to David, to Solomon. They are songs sung to remember God, plead for help, and to give worship. Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon were written by Solomon — the wisest man to ever live. The contrast is fantastic. Solomon shares his wisdom in Proverbs, gives the warning to not live a life like he did in Ecclesiastes, and beautiful picture of true love in the Song of Solomon. Most of the Poetry Books were written in the course of 2 lifetimes, written

Job:

1

  1. God honors those who fear him
  2. God gives and takes away

2

  1. God will not allow evil to hurt me more than I can bare
  2. God wants to grieve with the grieving

3

  1. God let’s bad things happen to good people

4

  1. God knows my heart

5

  1. I am strong in the Lord

6

  1. God allows bad things to happen to me, but not necessarily because of my sin

7

  1. God will not forget me

8

  1. God seeks justice

9

  1. I can claim nothing against God

10

  1. God hears my pain

11

  1. God is above question

12

  1. God is in control

13

  1. God doesn’t need me, I need him
  2. God’s presence is awesome

14

  1. God can bring me rest

15

  1. God is absolutely pure

16

  1. God is the true source of comfort

17

  1. God is the source of hope

18

  1. God will account for every sin

19

  1. God is the living redeemer

20

  1. God puts the wicked in their place

21

  1. God allows good things to happen to bad people

22

  1. God tests me

23

  1. God’s motives can’t always be guessed

24

  1. God let’s each man make his own choice

25

  1. God is powerful and dreadful

26

  1. God is powerful

27

  1. God will vindicate

28

  1. ‘The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding’

29

  1. Pride belongs to God

30

  1. God can give and take blessings as he sees fit

31

  1. God wants perfection; without even a hint of impurity

32

  1. God is the spirit within me

33

  1. God rescues from the grave

34

  1. God doesn’t sin

35

  1. God will execute justice, even if it isn’t on my timetable

36

  1. God is the deliverer
  2. God is all powerful

37

  1. Nature obeys God

38

  1. God commands the universe

39

  1. God knows his creation

40

  1. God silences those who argue with him
  2. God humiliates the proud

41

  1. God is ruler of all creation

42

  1. God is greater than I am
  2. God will restore me if I ask him

Psalms

1

  1. If I follow the Lord I will always bear fruit and never be thirsty

2

  1. Serve with fear and rejoice with trembling

3

  1. The Lord is my shield

4

  1. The Lord set apart the godly for Himself

5

  1. The Lord hears my prayers

6

  1. I am dead and only the Lord can bring me back to life

7

  1. God is my shield

8

  1. Nothing in all creation is as great as the Lord’s name

9

  1. I am merely a man

10

  1. The Lord is King forever and ever

11

  1. No matter what happens, God is still in Heaven

12

  1. The Lord answers prayers

13

  1. The Lord is good to me

14

  1. God has restored His People

15

  1. If I love others like God has loved me, I will live a blameless life

16

  1. The Lord is my inheritance

17

  1. I pray because I know You will answer

18

  1. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior

19

  1. The Lord is my rock and redeemer

20

  1. I boast in the Lord

21

  1. The unfailing love of the Most High keeps me from stumbling

22

  1. I feel like God is far away, but I know that he is my strength and my sword

23

  1. The Lord keeps me safe

24

  1. Everything belongs to God

25

  1. Give the Lord my life and trust, and He will show me what path I should take and teach me to follow it

26

  1. My loyalty is in the Lord

27

  1. Be brave and wait patiently on the Lord

28

  1. The Lord gives me strength

29

  1. The Lord gives me strength and his blessing to me is peace

30

  1. God’s favor lasts a lifetime

31

  1. Be strong and courageous, and put all your hope in the Lord

32

  1. Love surrounds those who trust in the Lord

33

  1. My hope is in the Lord alone

34

  1. The Lord hears my prayers

35

  1. No one could compare to God

36

  1. Find shelter in the Lord

37

  1. Even though the godly stumble, they will never fall because the Lord holds their hand

38

  1. Sin is a disease

39

  1. My life is at best a single breath to the Lord

40

  1. God has delivered me

41

  1. Love the poor

42

  1. I need God like I need water

43

  1. When I am discouraged, the Lord is my safe haven

44

  1. I trust the Lord and not myself to save me

45

  1. The Lord will endure

46

  1. God is with me

47

  1. I belong to God

48

  1. God will make it safe for His people forever

49

  1. I should not fear because the Lord will live forever

50

  1. God seeks justice

51

  1. The sacrifice the Lord desires is a broken spirit

52

  1. God’s wrath pours out on those who do evil

53

  1. I am by nature, not good

54

  1. Praise God when you’re scared

55

  1. Give your burdens to the Lord and He will take care of you

56

  1. God is on my side

57

  1. I have faith in God, that’s why I can still sing praise

58

  1. There is a God who judges justly here on the Earth

59

  1. God is my refuge

60

  1. With God’s help, I will do mighty things

61

  1. God will protect me

62

  1. Power belongs to God

63

  1. I need God like I need water

64

  1. The Lord will strike down the wicked

65

  1. Even nature recognizes the power of God

66

  1. God’s love never fails me

67

  1. God will rule over everyone with justice

68

  1. Even the Earth trembles before God

69

  1. When I am in pain, cry out to God to rescue me

70

  1. When I am hurt, cry to God

71

  1. God has been with me, and will continue to be with me my entire life

72

  1. Jesus is the perfect king

73

  1. Despite my foolish thoughts, the Lord will still guide my heart

74

  1. No matter what, the Lord is still God

75

  1. God has given a warning that judgment will come

76

  1. The Lord is awesome

77

  1. The Lord will never leave me

78

  1. God makes the small great as He builds His kingdom

79

  1. God’s anger is short

80

  1. My salvation comes from God

81

  1. The Lord has heard my prayers and I have heard His voice

82

  1. God is the high judge

83

  1. The Lord is the Most High

84

  1. I am satisfied in the Lord

85

  1. The Lord has covered all my sins and offered me salvation

86

  1. No god is like my God

87

  1. The source of my life springs from Jerusalem

88

  1. Without God, my only friend is darkness

89

  1. God’s faithfulness has never failed me

90

  1. God fills my desires

91

  1. The Lord won’t leave me

92

  1. The Godly know the Lord is just

93

  1. The Lord’s reign is holy forever

94

  1. The Lord will destroy the wicked

95

  1. Sing praise to God

96

  1. The Lord is glorious and strong

97

  1. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of God’s throne

98

  1. The whole world has seen God’s victory

99

  1. The Lord is holy

100

  1. The Lord’s love endures forever

101

  1. I need the Lord to be able to live a blameless life

102

  1. God is strong and will endure forever

103

  1. God has separated me from my sins as far as the East is from the West

104

  1. God is responsible for everything that science can and cannot explain

105

  1. Never forget what God has done for me

106

  1. In all times, praise the Lord

107

  1. The Lord can rescue me from anything

108

  1. God can conquer any foe

109

  1. The Lord will curse the wicked

110

  1. Jesus is the Messiah

111

  1. The Lord is the foundation of wisdom

112

  1. The faithful will not be overcome by evil

113

  1. God’s kingdom expands into eternity

114

  1. The Earth fears God

115

  1. The Lord is my helper and shield

116

  1. I should pray as long as I have breath

117

  1. The Lord’s faithfulness endures forever

118

  1. God’s faithful love endures forever

119

  1. God’s word is true

120

  1. God is the peace giver

121

  1. The Lord faithfully watches over me

122

  1. I am the temple of God

123

  1. Always keep my eyes fixed on God

124

  1. My help comes from the creator

125

  1. The Lord is my fortress

126

  1. God does great things

127

  1. Without God, everything I do is worth nothing

128

  1. Fear the Lord

129

  1. The Lord has set me free

130

  1. The Lord can redeem me from any sin

131

  1. I put my hope in God

132

  1. Remember God before anything else

133

  1. Peace is a blessing from God

134

  1. Everyone who serves the Lord has holy hands

135

  1. The name of the Lord endures forever

136

  1. God’s love endures forever

137

  1. Always remember God’s gifts

138

  1. God’s love will endure forever

139

  1. God knows everything about me

140

  1. God gives justice

141

  1. God hears prayer

142

  1. God will rescue me

143

  1. Everyone on trial before God should be found guilty

144

  1. The Lord is my God

145

  1. All creation knows God’s greatness

146

  1. God’s reign will last forever

147

  1. God takes joy in those who fear Him

148

  1. God deserves prayer

149

  1. God loves nothing more than me

150

  1. Praise God

Proverbs

1

  1. Fear of the lord is the foundation of true knowledge
  2. When people entice me to sin, turn my back on them and stay away
  3. God is the source of wisdom

2

  1. Wisdom protects me from getting hurt

3

  1. The wise inherit honor, but fools are put to shame

4

  1. Don’t yield to temptation

5

  1. Don’t let my sins take me captive. Have self-control

6

  1. Sin always hurts someone

7

  1. Don’t let others lead me to sin

8

  1. If I search for wisdom, I will find it. Anyone who finds it will find life

9

  1. Be wise and accept correction from those with wisdom

10

  1. Trust God with everything that I have, and I will receive even more than I need

11

  1. Godly people find life, evil people find death

12

  1. My words will show whether I am godly or wicked

13

  1. Prosperity comes from wise counsel

14

  1. The Lord offers an escape from death

15

  1. Fear of the Lord teaches wisdom

16

  1. Make the Lord’s plans my plans

17

  1. Pride is foolishness

18

  1. The tongue brings life or death

19

  1. Don’t rely on money

20

  1. I am known by the way I act

21

  1. A life without charity soon becomes a miserable life

22

  1. Don’t compromise my values in exchange for money

23

  1. The greatest joy for a parent is to raise a child who is wise

24

  1. Wisdom is the foundational virtue for leaders

25

  1. Have self-control

26

  1. Beware of fools

27

  1. Trust my friends

28

  1. The Lord cares deeply about the law

29

  1. Love all people, not just easy ones to love

30

  1. Trust God to satisfy my needs

31

  1. Don’t let things come between me and God

Ecclesiastes

1

  1. I am never alone in anything that I experience
  2. Wisdom comes with the responsibility of knowing grief

2

  1. Pleasure only lasts for a moment
  2. Wisdom does not earn eternal life
  3. I should love life while I still can

3

  1. I should enjoy the fruits of my labor
  2. I should be happy in my work now

4

  1. History doesn’t change, but the future does
  2. There is nothing more valuable in life than friendship
  3. All my work is worth nothing, because it cannot earn me eternal life

5

  1. Be quick to listen to God, but be slow to speak to Him
  2. I cannot buy eternal life

6

  1. Love life while I am still alive

7

  1. Everything I have comes from God
  2. Let God be my wisdom

8

  1. Enjoy life and have fun

9

  1. There is life after death

10

  1. Words are powerful

11

  1. I can never be certain of anything in life

12

  1. My duty is to fear God

Song of Solomon

1

  1. God looks past my embarrassments and loves me

2

  1. The Lord pursues me

3

  1. I need to search desperately for God

4

  1. Despite what I see, God looks at me and sees nothing that displeases Him

5

  1. When I reject God, I risk having to find Him and suffering because of my sin

6

  1. God will never love me less

7

  1. God is love

8

  1. God keeps nothing from me, so I should keep nothing from Him

by 2 of the 4 ‘good’ kings of Israel (Judah) who loved God and worked to please him.

Every Chapter: A Lesson About God — History Books

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History Books

Today, I’m discussing the History Books. The History Books Begin with Joshua conquering Jericho and the Promised Land, and ends in with Ester saving the nation of Israel. Many of the most well-known People in the Bible are talked about in these books. Joshua, Gideon, Sampson, Ruth, Samuel, Saul, David, and Solomon to name a few! God uses the History Books to teach us that a nation cannot sustain itself without God. The Israelite do whatever the see fit, leaving their God and searching for safety in men and false gods. It leads to them being conquered and enslaved multiple times. These books really show that God is slow to wrath. Here are lessons that I learned from each chapter in the History books!

Joshua

    1. The Lord will never leave or abandon me
    2. Be strong and courageous
    1. Faith is the greatest sign of a covenant
    1. Miracles can happen
    1. The hand of the Lord is powerful, and I must fear the Lord my God forever
    1. The Lord has rolled away my shame
    2. The ground in the presence of the Lord is holy
    1. Only God can win battles, and I must have faith that he will
    1. When I’ve fallen in sin, get up
    2. Sin must be punished
    1. With God on my side, I can defeat the things that once defeated me
    1. Never break a vow made in the presence of God
    1. The Lord will fight for me
    1. The Lord keeps His promises
    1. God can defeat enemies in far greater numbers and far greater strength than myself
    1. God won’t quit until his work is finished
    1. When a brother dies before completing vows made before God, I should insure that they are kept
    1. God doesn’t forget, even the wicked who he destroys.
    1. Families should not be divided over land
    1. I have to work for what I want
    1. God is a fair judge
    1. Sin puts up a fight, even after the evil one has been defeated
    1. God sees a difference between intentional and accidental sin
    1. God fulfills every promise that he makes
    1. I need to do whatever it takes to remember my relationship with the Lord
    1. The Lord is faithful, so I should be faithful in return
    1. Worshiping the Lord is a choice

Judges

    1. When I walk with the Lord, I will find great victories
    2. I should not sacrifice my convictions because something else is easier
    1. If I lose sight of the Lord, He will punish me
    2. The Lord will send reminders of my sin so that I will come back to him
    1. I may not know the reason for the Lord’s commands, but I need to obey them
    2. God’s judges come to bring peace
    3. The Lord made me the way that I am so that I can serve his purpose that no one else can
    4. I may only do one great thing for the Lord in my lifetime, but that may be all that he’s required of me
    1. God uses unlikely people to save His people
    1. Love the Lord
    1. Faith is shown by work
    2. God gives me signs of his will, I just need to learn to look for them
    1. God makes victory look impossible because he wants me to always remember that he won the battle, not me.
    1. Don’t let anything hinder my relationship with God
    1. My decisions need to come out of good faith of what God has said
    2. God punishes evil deeds, even if not right away
    1. God Remembers those who serve him
    2. It hurts God to punish the people he loves
    1. God chooses unlikely men to lead
    2. Keep all promises made to God
    1. I have no claim against God when I ignore His calls
    2. No one is greater than the body as a whole
    1. God will tell me his plans if I will listen to them
    1. Do not use God’s blessings for selfish gains
    1. God protects those he has chosen
    1. Do not let lust
    2. Despite my past, God can still use me
    1. Just because it appears that I am honoring God, it doesn’t mean that I am not instead disgracing him
    1. One man’s sin does not justify my own sins
    1. Indirectly hurting someone is still sin
    1. The Lord’s laws are there to protect me
    1. I need a King

Ruth

    1. I should remain faithful to the people the Lord has given me
    1. Protect people who have less than myself
    1. God knows my desires and he will give me what I need
    1. God has a purpose for my life

1 Samuel

    1. God hears my prayers
    2. God answers prayer
    1. When I make a vow to the Lord, I should rejoice in fulfilling it
    2. Who but God could intercede when I’ve sinned against God
    1. When the Lord calls me, I should call back
    1. The Lord is always true to His word
    2. Never steal from God
    1. The Lord will not be desecrated
    1. Nothing will break God’s covenant with me
    1. The Lord will not help me if I am worshiping something else
    1. Don’t let my desires take precedence over the Lord
    1. Look for the positive side of even the most evil people
    1. God wants me to know his will
    2. The Lord will give me my mission
    1. Victory comes only from God
    1. Be honest so that no one can plead their case against me before God
    1. Be the man after God’s own heart that He is searching for
    1. Daring plans for God are worth risking
    2. Never make foolish vows before God
    1. Obedience is greater than sacrifice
    1. Before I can be a king, I need to be a servant
    1. If I have faith, God will win the battle for me
    1. When God is with me everything I do will succeed
    2. Those who do the work of the Lord can be destroyed
    1. The Lord is my protection
    1. Brothers love each other
    1. God will take care of me
    1. I may be killed doing God’s work
    1. No matter what, God will protect me from the evil one
    1. Never repay evil with evil
    1. Do not repay evil for good
    2. Fear God and love your family
    3. Love God before anything else
    1. Don’t try to hurt God’s people
    1. Don’t rely on myself. Rely on God to take care of me
    1. Consult no one but the Lord
    1. As a follower of God, I should live in a way that no one can find fault in me
    1. Consult the Lord and find your strength in Him
    1. Good and evil alike, everyone dies because of our sin

2 Samuel

    1. Never forget who is special to the Lord
    1. Don’t fight with my Christian brothers
    1. The Lord should strike me dead if I don’t do everything I can to further His greatness
    2. Vengeance is God’s, not mine
    1. Let the Lord decide who is and isn’t guilty, and let Him decide justice
    1. The Lord’s words are true
    2. Ask God how to fight evil and he will lead the charge
    1. God’s law is holy and needs to be obeyed
    1. Always get God’s opinion before acting
    2. God is loyal to people who are loyal
    1. The Lord brings glory to the men who honor him
    1. Show kindness to the ones who have lost everything
    1. God seeks justice
    1. When I sin, I should seek forgiveness from God and the person I hurt, not try to cover up my sins
    2. Confession is the way to ‘cover up’ sin, not more sin
    1. God gives justice to victims
    2. God judges the guilty
    1. Lust leads to wickedness
    2. Vengeance belongs to God, not to me
    1. Mercy is best viewed form many lights
    1. God gives justice, not me
    2. Trust God’s plans
    1. Seek wisdom from God before making decisions
    1. The Lord plans the battles for his servants
    1. God uses vein glory as a weapon
    1. Mourn the dead, but do not forget the living
    2. Show mercy when others sin against me
    3. Return kindness with kindness
    1. Rebellion comes with punishment
    1. Sin has consequences that I could never foresee
    1. God is Salvation
    1. Fear God
    1. Jesus is seen through the whole old testament
    2. My sin hurts more people than just me

1 Kings

    1. The Lord’s will is to be done no matter what others say
    1. Follow the ways of the Lord
    1. Wisdom is greater than riches
    1. Wisdom is a gift from God
    1. Peace is at the start of great things
    1. No matter how long it takes, I know I can always trust God’s promises
    1. God uses unexpected men to build his kingdom
    1. If I look for Him, I can see the Lord
    1. God repays every man with what he deserves
    1. Recognize flattery and don’t let it take advantage of me
    2. No matter how much stuff I have, I can never buy eternal life
    1. Obey God’s commands even if they don’t make sense to me
    2. Sin changes everything
    3. God protects the men he chooses
    1. The Lord’s words are true
    1. When I do the work of the Lord, I should be careful to do everything He commands
    1. Don’t turn my eyes from God
    1. Rule over what God has given me with fear
    2. Be a man of honor
    1. Don’t forget about God when He gives me power
    1. God cares about life
    1. God will prove himself
    1. God has a plan and he is in control
    2. God is present in a gentle whisper
    1. God provides victory for his people
    1. Dishonest business practices are evil before the Lord
    1. Sometimes God’s words are not what I want them to be, but His way is better than mine

2 Kings

    1. A man of God is a man to be honored
    1. Wanting to do God’s work is a good thing
    2. God holds the power of life and death
    1. My greatest allies are God and my brothers
    1. God uses what little I have to make a lot
    2. Honoring men who love God is honoring God
    1. I have to take God at faith and do the simple things he asks me
    1. God’s armies protect His men
    1. I’ll discover God’s glory when I have nothing left to lose
    1. Don’t let anything turn my eyes from God
    1. God’s law is eternal
    1. Be relentless in the pursuit of God’s justice
    1. God will use the meek to lead
    1. Give to the Lord’s work
    1. Have zealous faith
    1. Don’t go to war with my brothers
    1. Don’t let my one paragraph life story be a description of my sin
    1. The Lord is the only God
    1. The Lord punishes the unrepentant
    1. When good things become idols they need to be brought back down to their place
    2. Don’t let temptation steer me away from God
    1. God works to show the world that He alone is God
    1. The Lord honors men who honor Him
    1. Destruction comes from momentarily turning from God
    1. God sees my penitence
    1. Share the word of God
    1. When God is your enemy, you cannot win
    1. God only hands out so many calls for repentance

1 Chronicles

    1. The Lord will always remember me
    1. My life is valuable to God
    1. God can save the world with unlikely people
    1. If I am remembered for anything, let it be for trusting the Lord
    1. The Lord is true to His word
    1. I may not know why God tells me to do something, but I do know to obey it
    1. Every word in the Word of God matters
    1. The lowest of men do the most good for the kingdom of God
    1. Keep the place of the Lord holy
    1. Never lose my faith in God, even for a moment
    1. I can be a mighty warrior of God’s
    1. The army of the Lord is made entirely from defects
    1. I should have no shame before God
    1. God will provide
    1. My plans will fail if I do not ask God how he wants me to do it
    1. Know who my spiritual leaders are
    1. God takes pleasure in me
    1. Give gratitude to God for all the blessings He has given me
    1. God seeks justice
    1. Despite my previous sin, God is still with me
    1. Motivation can make otherwise non-sinful actions sinful
    1. God will give me what I need to do His will
    1. Every member of the body has a purpose
    1. The Lord has chosen a job for each of His servants
    1. Music is honorable to the Lord
    1. All of the Lord’s servants are important
    1. Preparation is God ordained
    1. God has written the plan, I just need to follow it
    1. I should lessen the burdens of my brothers whenever I can

2 Chronicles

    1. Love God’s people
    1. God’s word is filled with surprises
    1. God cares about details that most people never even see
    1. I am clean
    1. The Lord is great
    1. Prayers have been made for me for thousands of years
    1. God will test my faith to see if it true
    1. The Lord puts people in my life for a reason
    1. Others should be able to see God in my life
    2. Don’t let money control me
    1. Listen to wise counsel
    1. God is in control
    1. God hears cries of repentance
    1. God is with men who are faithful to Him
    1. The Lord’s army will fight for me
    1. Give my heart completely to God
    1. Always go to God to save me
    1. When God is with me, other people know it
    1. The Lord’s will cannot  be stopped
    1. The Lord is the God of Justice
    1. God takes care of men who humble themselves before Him
    1. God is faithful to His covenants
    1. Man cannot undo God’s will
    1. I am a warrior for Christ
    1. Honor God with my whole life
    1. Serve the Lord whole heartedly
    1. The Lord’s house is holy
    1. When I do what’s right in the eyes of the Lord, He will reward me
    1. F ear the Lord’s wrath
    1. Seek God’s will first
    1. God cares more about heart than actions
    1. God blesses me when I’m doing His work
    1. The Lord is faithful to men who are faithful
    1. God can change hearts
    1. When I see sin in my life, I should repent and change immediately
    1. Keep God’s commands
    1. God is with me

Ezra

    1. God honors His promises
    1. God’s people will never be fully destroyed
    1. God’s plans work
    1. When I do the Lord’s work, I will face opposition
    1. When God is with me, no opposition can stop me
    1. God’s work will be done
    1. God’s grace is on His people
    1. Hold no grudge against the Lord
    1. When I sin, ask God for forgiveness
    1. Forgiveness comes with repentance

Nehemiah

    1. Find my mission from God
    1. God is bigger than my opposition
    1. I play a part in God’s plan
    1. God protects His workers
    1. Defend the oppressed
    1. God helps when I do His work
    1. God’s word works together
    1. Rejoice in what God has done
    1. God made the law for my benefit
    1. I can always return to God
    1. God will choose my home
    1. God plans a future I can’t imagine
    1. God remembers me with favor

Esther

    1. God sets events in place for His work
    1. God works hearts for His will
    1. Bow to only God
    1. If I  must die, I must die
    1. God spares lives
    1. God spares the humble
    1. All things work for God’s purpose
    1. God provides for the faithful
    1. Remember what God has saved me from
    1. God takes care of men of great faith

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