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2Kings 1: Elijah the Tishbite
calls fire down from heaven on two different occasions in this one
chapter. Find out why. Listen:
2Kings 2: This chapter is made up
of three very familiar stories. Elijah is taken to heaven in a
whirlwind, Elisha heals the waters of Jericho and Elisha cursed the
little children and bears came out and devoured them. So often you
only hear of the love of God, but God is also a God of judgment.
2Kings 3: The Israelites battle
with Moab. God provides water in the valley and the water turns
out to be the determining factor in the victory. Listen:
2Kings 4: This is a chapter of
miracles. Elisha multiplies the widow's oil, raises the
Shunammite's son and heals the deadly pottage. Listen:
2Kings 5: Obedience to the word of Elisha brings healing to Naaman, and
disobedience to the word of Elisha brings leprosy to Gehazi. Listen:
2Kings 6: Elisha prays and God
opens the eyes of his servant so that he can see the horses and chariots
of fire round about them. Listen:
2Kings 7: The words of the four
lepers ring out. "Why sit we here until we die?" The words
that drove them to their decision to go into the camp of the Syrians.
2Kings 8: Hazael to be King over
Syria after he murdered Benhadad. Also, how old was Ahaziah?
22 or 42 Listen:
2Kings 9: Jehu executes judgment
on the house of Ahab. In addition to this we have more information
on the age of Ahaziah
2Kings 10: The political and
spiritual evaluation of Jehu are given here. The Chapter ends with
his death. Listen:
2Kings 11: They brought forth the
king's son and put a crown upon him. Listen:
2Chronicles 24: Joash was
minded to repair the house of the Lord. The temple is repaired but
then comes apostasy. Listen:
2Kings 13: Israel is delivered
into the hands of the Syrians, but the Lord gave Israel a Saviour.
Elisha gives the king of Israel some commands on what to do about the
Syrians and about the arrow of the Lord's deliverance.
2Kings 14: Amaziah reigns in
Judah. He did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, but
he removed not the high places. Listen:
sought God all of the days of Zechariah and as long as he sought the
Lord he prospered. But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up
to his destruction. Listen:
2Kings 15: The account of two
Kings in Judah and five Kings over Israel. The Kings of Judah did
that which was right in the sight of the Lord, while the Kings of Israel
did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord. Listen:
2Kings 16: Once
again we have another king that doesn't do right in the sight of God.
His name is Ahaz and in this chapter we read of his reign and his death.
2Kings 17: The Lord
testified against His own people because of their false worship
including images and groves. Listen:
2Kings 18: Hezekiah reigns at a critical time in the history of
Judah. Israel is taken into captivity during his reign. The Assyrian
Empire is destroying or conquering the nations all around Judah. What
was to become of Judah, the place of God’s chosen line of kings of the
house of David? Listen:
2Kings 19: Hezekiah
receives a letter from Sennacherib and he presents it before the Lord.
God heard his prayer and promises to defend Hezekiah and his city.
2Kings 20: Hezekiah
becomes sick unto death, but he calls out to God for healing. God
hears his prayer and promises to heal Hezekiah. Upon receipt of
the promise Hezekiah asked God for a sign. The sign that God was
to perform was to let the shadow return backward ten degrees.
2Kings 21: Manasseh,
a son that Hezekiah had during his fifteen year extension, comes to the
throne. He did evil in the sight of the Lord, making his children
pass through the fire along with other abominations. God has to
declare that He will forsake the remnant and deliver them to their
2Kings 22: There is
revival in the land. Josiah takes the throne and he begins to work
on the Temple. They find the book of the law in the house of the
Lord and read it before Josiah. Josiah repents after hearing the
word and God promises to bless him for fearing the word of God.
2Kings 23: Josiah
reads the book to the people and makes a covenant with God to walk after
His commandments. Josiah did a great work for God in cleaning out
the idolatry. However, his end was that of a lack of faith in the
word of God. Listen:
2Kings 24-25: It
is a sad conclusion as the promise of captivity of Judah comes to pass
and Nebuchadnezzar besieges the city. Listen:
Job 1-2: The beginning
of lessons in the Book of Job. In this section everything falls
apart for Job, yet in all this Job sinned not, nor charged God
Job 19: Job responds to
Bildad and in the midst of it we find the truth of the resurrection.
Job 38: God comes to Job
and questions him concerning creation. This chapter is full of
material for the Bible student. Listen:
Job 39: God questions Job
concerning the animals. Many interesting things including mention
of the unicorn. Listen:
Job 40: God demands an
answer of Job and asks Job if he can save himself. Following this
the Lord goes on to describe a creature known as Behemoth. What is
Behemoth? Find out the folly of the Bible correctors.
Job 41: In this
chapter we are given a description of leviathan. Who is this
creature and why does God tell Job his characteristics?
Job 42: Job humbly
submits to God , intercedes for his friends and is restored his
prosperity all in this chapter. Listen:
Psalm 1: A vivid
contrast between the blessed and the wicked. This psalm is split
with the first three verses dealing with the characteristics of the
blessed and the last three verses dealing with the characteristics of
the wicked. Which one are you? Listen:
Psalm 8: A psalm dealing
with Jesus Christ. This psalm includes references to the work of
Christ in creation as well as His coming to earth. Listen:
Psalm 19: A Psalm
dealing with the voice of the heavens and the words of God's law. Listen:
Psalm 22: A Psalm of
prophecy that deals with the crucifixion of our Lord and Saviour of
Jesus Christ. Listen:
Psalm 23: The Lord is
my Shepherd; I shall not want. Some of the most famous words in
the whole Bible, but there is always a freshness to it. Take
another look and see what God has for you. Listen:
God calls Jonah to go to Nineveh but he runs from
God until he finds himself in the belly of a fish.
A lesson on the endeavors of the backslider.
This lesson also includes information on the
accuracy of the text concerning Jonah and the fish.
3:1-10: The amazing story of Jonah and
whale has been a favorite of children and a target of Bible-deniers. But
we have no problem believing that God prepared a great fish that could
swallow a man and spit him up still alive three days later.
Jonah 4: In this chapter, God gives Jonah a lesson in mercy. Jonah knew the evil
Nineveh had done and probably knew of the evil Nineveh would do to
Israel. As such, he wished that the city be destroyed and was angry when
God had pity on the city. Listen:
Psalm 51: The title of this psalm identifies it as “A Psalm of David, when Nathan
the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.” Even in
the confession of such heinous sins, we can see why God looked to David
as “a man after his own heart”. Listen:
of our most precious commodities is time. We struggle with the proper
use of time. This psalm begins with the eternity of God, powerfully expresses the
brevity of man’s years, and closes with help on how to number our days.
Psalm 107: This psalm describes the ups and downs of life. Some of our downs are
judgment for sin, but some of them are simply part of our lot in life in
a fallen world. In this psalm, the Lord consistently comes to the aid
of those who cry unto Him. Listen:
Psalm 119: If you are looking for a
chapter that deals more with the word of God than any other, this
would be it. We find the love that a man after God's own heart
has for the very words of God. Listen:
Psalm 139: This Psalm deals
with the knowledge of God concerning His servant. David praises God
saying, "how precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is
the sum of them!" Listen:
This chapter is one of the greatest chapters on Christ
in the Bible Of this chapter, the Baptist preacher J. Frank Norris said:
“The greatest chapter, the highest mountain peak of the whole Bible.
This chapter should be memorized by all.”
Jeremiah 32: Jeremiah is in prison in
Jerusalem. The city is besieged by the Babylonians. According to
Jeremiah’s own prophecy, Jerusalem will soon be destroyed and the people
of Israel will be taken into captivity. In the midst of this turmoil,
the Lord commands Jeremiah to buy a field from his uncle in his hometown
of Anathoth. Jeremiah is unlikely to get any benefit from the field, but
he is to buy it anyway. God uses this event to promise future
restoration of Israel. Fields will again be bought and sold in the land.
This is a message of hope and promise in a time of destruction.
Jeremiah 38: Jeremiah certainly lived in
unenviable times. He, for all practical purposes, stood alone. He had
kings, princes, priests, and common ordinary people against him. As
America declines and sticks her index fingers in both of her ears to
avoid the voice of the Lord God, it is going to get lonelier and
Jeremiah 42-43: Jerusalem
and Judah had already fallen to the Babylonians. However, renegade
soldiers had killed the governor that the Babylonians had set up for the
people who remained in the land. Now, the people were afraid that they
would all be destroyed. Since Jeremiah’s prophecies had always been
true, they decided to ask him what they should do. This chapter tells of
their response to God’s word.
Daniel 1: In this chapter, we
find the account of the conquest of Jerusalem by
Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, and the personal history of
Daniel. Daniel and his friends were made eunuchs in the
palace of Nebuchadnezzar.
Daniel 3: The Hebrew
children (as they are often called) stood up for the
Lord at a time when it was not popular to do so.
They refused to go along with the crowd even when it
threatened to cost them their own lives.
Daniel 4: This chapter deals with
the dangerous consequences of pride and the need for humility concerning
self and praise and admiration toward the greatness of God.
Nebuchadnezzar tells how the most powerful man in the world (himself)
was brought low in a moment by God. Then, at a later date and according
to the divine prophecy, he tells how he was restored to his former
position—though as a wiser man than before.
Daniel 5: The finger of God
writes on the wall. His message is judgment. We
know that God often delays to judge man for sin. However,
this should never be taken as weakness or lack of
Every child in church soon learns the story of
Daniel in the den of lions. It is a riveting tale of
courage and supernatural deliverance. Central to the
story is the faithfulness of Daniel. His only
weakness was that his faithfulness was so strong
that it could be used to trap him. But, as we all
know, God rewards faithfulness and Daniel was
delivered from the mouth of the lions.
Although the Jewish people were the chosen people of God, they disobeyed
Him and were punished for their sins. Enemies won battles against them
and their crops failed. However, they refused to respond to the
correction given to them by the Lord. Finally, God sold them into
slavery. One way or another, they must learn that their sins cannot
continue and God must be served. Listen:
The Jews had been taken captive because of their
disobedience. Here, they return to the Promised Land
and begin to rebuild the city of Jerusalem. They
begin with the Temple—the place of worship. Later,
Ezra restores spiritual purity to their obedience.
Ezra 2: Ezra
chapter two gives the official census record of those who
returned at this time. In this passage, God begins to renew
that which had fallen. Though it looked to all the earth as
if Israel was gone forever as a nation, God had other plans.
After all, He can resurrect the dead back to life.
Certainly, He can resurrect a nation.
Ezra 3-4: Restoration of a
life must begin with the restoration of a right relationship with God.
Until God is put in His proper place, nothing much will happen in the
other areas of life. Make sure that you are right with God.
Haggai 1: Restoration of a
life must begin with the restoration of a right relationship with God.
Until God is put in His proper place, nothing much will happen in the
other areas of life. Make sure that you are right with God.
Haggai 2: The
returning Israelites ceased to work on the house of God and emphasized their
own comforts. However, they listened to the prophet and renewed their
efforts at building His house. If we will listen to the Lord when He
corrects us and be obedient, we cannot image all the blessings that will
come because of this obedience. God is waiting for us to be faithful to Him
before He blesses.
Ezra 5 - 6: Stirred by the
preaching of Haggai and Zechariah, the Israelites return
to the task of completing the temple. Their work is not
without obstacles, but they are faithful in their
resolve and the obstacles are turned into bountiful
assistance. Their hinderers become their helpers. Listen:
Esther 1: The world has a party.
God is ignored. But God is still behind the scenes preparing to do His great
work. God is working in your life to bring about His good. We need to trust
Him even when we do no see Him working.
Esther 2: King Ahasuerus has
rejected Vashti as his queen an now he has no queen. He seeks a queen
among all of the most beautiful girls of the kingdom. However, God has
a plan to make one special girl the next queen. She is an orphan girl
Esther 3: In this chapter we see
the pride and the fury of Haman. He cannot bear the thought that someone
would no bow to him. But we should search our own hearts. How does pride
make us angry? How do we express fury? What should we do about it?
Esther 4: By nature, we think
that everything must revolve around ourselves. However, God’s way is for us
to die to self so that God may have the first place in our lives. Young
children may not understand death to self, but they may be able to
understand that what God wants from us must come first. It is not what we
want for ourselves; it is what God wants for us.
Esther 5, 6: God works all
things out to His will for those that love Him (Romans 8:28). There is
probably no more powerful illustration of this Bible precept than in this
story. God is in charge of the details.
Esther 7-8: Even when we do not
see it, God watches over His own people. But sometimes, like Esther, we have
to step out by faith and trust His care.
Esther 9-10: The Christian
life (as that of the Jewish believer in the Old Testament) is a life that
has many ups and downs. Sometimes, it seems as if all has turned against us.
But God is in the circumstances. There are no mistakes with God and we must
learn to fully trust in Him.
Allegory of Esther: As
Christians, we can submit to the flesh or to the Spirit (Romans 6:16). We
may not be able o do anything we wish at anytime we want, but we can choose
our master. Make sure to choose the Lord.
Ezra 7-8: Here we see the
dedication and fulfillment of God's call on Ezra to do the work for which he
was called. We are also called by the Lord to do a work for Him. We must
prepare ourselves and give ourselves completely to the task, just like Ezra.
Nehemiah 1-2: Nehemiah saw a
great need for the city of Jerusalem. He went to the Lord in a great prayer
of confession and petition. He received a commission from the king to go and
repair the walls. He went to Jerusalem, surveyed the damage for himself,
and, in the face of fierce opposition from neighboring people, challenged
the Jews to join with him in the work. This is a perfect pattern for
tackling a work for the Lord.
Nehemiah 3-4: Many think the work of the
Lord is easy. It is not. God’s work requires the greatest of
organization and effort. Then, those doing it must be prepared for
battle because the forces of this world will surely oppose it. This
record of the building of the wall contains much instruction about the
requirements for doing a work for God.
Nehemiah 8: The story of
Nehemiah 8 is the story of Ezra’s fulfillment of his purpose and calling.
Zerubbabel built a temple and Nehemiah built a wall. Ezra did not build any
physical structures but his work may have the most significant of the three.
He brought the people of God back to the word of God. Not only did they hear
the words of the Lord; they obeyed them. Glorious day! No wonder that the
day of their return to the Lord is called a holy day that needs no weeping.
Nehemiah 9-10: The wall of
Jerusalem has been successfully rebuilt. However, some spiritual building
needs to be done. The people must establish themselves on the firm
foundation of the words of God. They are the people of God, but they
do not know Him in a real and active way. They must return to the word of
God, obey its teachings, confess their sins, and commit (covenant) to give
themselves entirely to Him.
Nehemiah 11-12: The work of
rebuilding the wall is not fully completed until the city is inhabited with
a sufficient population and the wall is dedicated to the Lord. If you have
done a work for the Lord, make sure that you finish the work by making sure
that it set on a firm foundation and by dedicating it to the Lord and to His
Nehemiah 5: The people of Israel had been taking advantage of one
another. Some were even selling others into slavery. Even though the wall
had not yet been finished, this had to be taken care of immediately.
Nehemiah required full restitution of all that had been taken from the poor
brethren. The people obeyed and justice was restored.
Nehemiah 6-7: While Nehemiah worked to
complete the wall of the city, his enemies worked overtime to oppose it.
They pretended to be ready to compromise. They accused him of rebelling
against the Persian Empire. They tried to trick him into personal
compromise. They even hired prophets to preach against him. But he would
not be diverted from the call on God on him to build the wall.
Therefore, the wall was completed in 52 days. Listen:
Malachi 1-2: The Jews are back in the land
of Israel. They have a temple and Jerusalem has walls around the city.
Several years have gone by. Unfortunately, they have once again declined
from the ways of God. They are still “orthodox” in their teachings, but
they are faulty in their obedience and they are breaking their holy
covenants. God raises up Malachi to give them one more warning before
they face four hundred years of silence from God. Listen:
Malachi 3-4: Malachi closes the Old
Testament with a grave warning intermingled with hope. The day of the
Lord will come and it is a day of great judgment. However, the righteous
will be preserved and those who fear the Lord will be restored and
John 1:1-18: To understand the gospel record of
Jesus Christ, we must go back before the beginning of time where the Son
of God already dwells. This lesson deals with the very important truth
that God's Son did not begin at the time of His birth in a manger. He
existed in eternity past and was the Creator of all things.
Luke 1:5-25: Before the promised Messiah
came to earth, the promised forerunner who would prepare the way of the
Lord must come (Isaiah 40:3-5; Malachi 3:1). John was to be that
forerunner (Mark 1:1-4). His birth was a miracle in itself and is an
example of the wondrous blessing of God on those who will be faithful to
Luke 2:1-20: We began the story of Jesus
in the New Testament with the birth of John the Baptist. John was the
forerunner who proclaimed the coming of the Messiah and pointed Him out
at the proper time. However, before we can get to that, we must look at
the birth of Jesus Himself. He did not begin His existence at His
earthly birth, but existed in eternity past as God the Son. In birth, He
gave up the riches of heaven and took on the poverty of earth
(2Corinthians 8:9). He did not do this for Himself, but for us.
Luke 2:21-39: Even in His infancy, we see
both the human and the divine in the story of Jesus. Jesus had to be
circumcised and He had to be presented to the Lord when His mother was
purified according to the law. His mother offered the sacrifice
available to the poor for her purification. All of this points to the
humanity of Jesus. However, when Jesus was taken to the temple, He was
blessed by two of the godly saints who graced this holy place with their
presence: Simeon and Anna. Simeon declared Him to be the Lord's Christ
and God's salvation to both Israel and the Gentiles. Anna also "spake of
him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem" (Luke 2:38).
Clearly, Jesus was much more than just a little baby boy. Listen:
Matthew 2:1-23: Although the popular
understanding places the arrival of the wise men at the same time as the
shepherds, this is not the case. They arrived much later. By the time
the wise men came, Joseph and Mary and Jesus were living in a house in
Bethlehem (Matthew 2:11). Also, Herod by his careful questioning
determined that he must kill all the children two years old and younger
in order to eliminate this suspected rival to his throne (Matthew 2:16).
Another common understanding about the wise men needs to be addressed.
The Bible nowhere says that there were three. The Bible names three
different gifts (Matthew 2:11), but nowhere says that there were three
wise men. Other traditions in this story are that the wise men were
three kings and that they represented three races of people. The Bible
never calls them kings and they were all from the East (Matthew 2:1).
The Bible story is a wonderful story as it is. It is a shame that men
have thought it necessary to add to its message. Listen:
Luke 2:40-52: This is the only passage in
the Bible that tells us anything of the life of Jesus from the age of
two (when He fled from Herod) to the age of thirty (when He began his
ministry - Luke 3:23). We would like to know more about this time of His
life, but God has chosen to place most of His human childhood behind a
veil. However, from this passage we can learn much about Jesus. And, as
Jesus is to be our example in life, so He is an example to all children
and young people. Consider carefully how Jesus can be an example to
children today. Listen:
John 1:19-51: Jesus has been baptized and
has returned victorious from the forty days of temptation in the
wilderness. Now, it is time for Him to begin His earthly ministry. Since
His primary plan for the earthly ministry is to train a group of men who
will continue His work after He is gone (John 14:12; Acts 1:1-2), He
begins His ministry by drawing certain disciples to Himself.
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