Exodus

The genealogical record of Moses and Aaron (Exodus 6:13 – 6:27).

God spoke to Moses and Aaron about the Israelites and Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. He commanded them to bring the Israelites out of Egypt. These were the heads of the families involved (all families below descended from Jacob). Reuben - the clan of Reuben Hanok Pallu Hezron Karmi Simeon…
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Matthew

Jesus predicts his death for the first time and commands we turn from worldly ways (Matthew 16:21 – 16:28)

After Peter suggested Jesus was the Messiah, Jesus began to explain to the disciples that he must go to Jerusalem where he would suffer many things at the hands of the elders, priests, and teachers of the law. He revealed that he must be killed and on the third day…
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Matthew

Peter reveals Jesus is the Messiah and is given the keys to the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 16:13 – 16:20).

When  Jesus arrived in the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked, “Who do you say I am?”…
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Christian News

Fox refuses to air Pro-Life anti-abortion commercial during Super Bowl – but allows commercial featuring two drag queens.

Christians are in an uproar over Fox Network's decision to air a 30-second commercial during Super Bowl LIV that features two drag queens – Kim Chi and Miz Cracker. This follows Fox's stunning decision to reject an ad from Faces of Choice that would attempt to raise awareness about the…
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Ancient Texts

Complete translation of the ancient Egyptian Ipuwer Papyrus with notes (potential confirmation of Moses and the Exodus).

The Ipuwer Papyrus (officially Papyrus Leiden I 344 recto but also known as The Admonitions of Ipuwer) is an ancient Egyptian hieratic papyrus now held in the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, Netherlands. It contains the Admonitions of Ipuwer, an incomplete literary work whose original composition is dated…
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Exodus

God promises deliverance for the Israelites but His comforting words fail to persuade them (Exodus 6:1 – 6:12).

Moses  again complained to God. His first attempt to convince Pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery had failed. The Israelites blame Moses – who in turn blames God. God told Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh. Because of my mighty hand, he will let…
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Modern Day Lessons

To win back our young Gen Z atheists, we have to act like Christians (and fight back).

It’s not often you hear “Christian” and “fight” in the same sentence. The words inherently exemplify opposite emotions – love and hate. Yet winning back the souls of Gen Z atheists will require both Christian attitude and an epic battle that some Christians may not be willing to undertake. The…
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Matthew

The yeast of the Pharisees – Jesus warns the disciples to be wary of Pharisees’ teachings (Matthew 16:5 – 16:12).

When Jesus and the disciples went across the Sea of Galilee, they forgot to take bread with them. Jesus told them, “Be careful. Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” The disciples discussed this among themselves. They assumed Jesus told them this because they had…
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Exodus

Moses and Aaron arrive back in Egypt and demand the release of the Israelites – Pharaoh responds with punishment of Hebrew slaves (Exodus 5:1 – 5:23).

After speaking to the Israelites about the task God has assigned them, Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, “Our God, the God of Israel, has told us, ‘Let my people go so that they may hold a festival to me in the wilderness.’” Pharaoh said, “Who is this…
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Matthew

Pharisees ask for a sign – Jesus gives them a weather lesson because they are unable to interpret the signs of the times (Matthew 16:1 – 16:4).

The Pharisees and Sadducees (prominent religious leaders in ancient Israel) came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven. Jesus sighed and said, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather for the sky is red’. When morning arrives you say,…
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