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Reflections on II Kings 21-23

Two evil kings are followed by Josiah – the final righteous king before the exile.  Note: Influence and Consequences – Manasseh led the people of Judah astray into much evil, and God’s judgment was coming. Do you influence people towards … Continue reading

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II Kings 21-23 & II Chronicles 33-35: Pay Attention

(2K-21) Manasseh did what was evil in God’s sight (v2).  What evil did he do (v1-9)? How did God respond (v10-15)?  What does this remind you about God? (2Ch-33) Again we read of Manasseh’s evil in v1-9.  God confronted Manasseh, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Micah 5-7

Micah shows us God’s response and our proper response to the ungodly world around us. Coming Shepherd-King – A ruler will come from Bethlehem to shepherd the people and bring forth peace (5:2-4). Matthew references these verses in his account … Continue reading

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Reflections on Micah 1-4

Micah proclaims judgment for Judah and Israel because of their idolatry and oppression, and one day these sins will be no more. Idolatry and Oppression – Israel is condemned for their idolatry (1:6-7), while Judah is condemned for their oppression … Continue reading

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Micah 1-7: Judgment, Promise, Expectation

(1-2, 6) What sins does God confront in 1:7; 2:1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 11? How does God respond to their sin (6:9-16)?  What does this tell you about God? (3) What groups of people does God condemn, and … Continue reading

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Reflections on Isaiah 63-66

Judgment is coming against those who reject God, but a glorious day is coming for God’s people. Humility – God will look to the one who is humble before him (66:2). We have every reason to be humble before God, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Isaiah 58-62

There will be judgment for sin, but a glorious day is coming. Our Sins – Israel sinned against the Lord. They failed to follow the Lord, they rejected justice and righteousness, and they committed many other sins (59:1-15).  Their many … Continue reading

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Isaiah 58-66: A Glorious Future

(58) Why was God not pleased with Israel’s fasting (v1-5)? What did God expect the people to do along with their fasting (v6-7, see also the “If” statements in v9-10, 13)? What would be the results (Then… in v8-12, 14)? … Continue reading

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Reflections on Isaiah 52-57

God promises the coming of the suffering servant, calling all to come to him. Suffering Servant – God’s chosen servant will suffer and die to pay for our sins, and in the end will be victorious (chapter 53). What a … Continue reading

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Reflections on Isaiah 49-51

God will raise up his servant for Israel and the nations, and in him we must put our trust God’s Servant – God’s servant will raise up Israel, but he will also be a light for the nations (49:6). Simeon … Continue reading

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