Exodus

God brings a plague of boils upon Egypt demonstrating God controls everything, including humans’ destiny (Exodus 9:8 – 9:12).

  After the plague of livestock devastated the land of Egypt but left the Israelites’ animals untouched, Pharaoh began to recognize the immense power of God. Yet he remained stubborn and refused to release the Israelites from bondage. God said to Moses and Aaron, “Take handfuls of soot from a…
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Exodus

God brings a plague of livestock upon Egypt – Pharaoh begins to recognize God’s immense power (Exodus 9:1 – 9:7).

After the plague of gnats, Pharaoh went back on his word and would not release the Israelites from bondage. God told Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my people go so that they may worship me.…
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Matthew

Jesus explains how to deal with sin in the church (help sinners reject sin, not push them aside) (Matthew 18:15 – 18:20).

Jesus told the disciples, “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along so that ‘every matter may be…
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Exodus

Moses brings a devastating plague of flies that targets Pharaoh and the Egyptians but avoids the Israelites (Exodus 8:20 – 8:32).

After exacting a plague of gnats on Pharaoh and the Egyptians, God said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning and confront Pharaoh as he goes to the river. Say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Let my people go so that they may worship me. If…
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Matthew

The parable of the wandering sheep tells us how much God loves each and every one of his children (Matthew 18:12 – 18:14).

Jesus had  just given the disciples a lesson about the humbleness of children and how we should seek to be like little children. He went on to warn about the severe punishment for those who mistreat God’s children. Jesus asked the disciples, “What do you think? If a man owns…
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Exodus

Moses brings a plague of gnats upon Egypt but Pharaoh still refuses to free the Israelites (Exodus 8:16 – 8:19).

After Pharaoh went back on his word and refused to release the Israelites from slavery, God said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the ground,’ and throughout the land of Egypt the dust will become gnats.” They did this and when Aaron stretched…
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Matthew

Jesus suggests we become like little children – and woe to those who cause a little one to stumble (Matthew 18:1 – 18:11).

The disciples went to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Jesus called a little child to him and placed the child among them. He said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of…
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Exodus

Moses brings a plague of frogs upon Pharaoh and the Egyptian people (Exodus 7:25 – 8:15).

Seven days after turning the Nile waters into blood, the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Let my people go so that they may worship me. If you refuse to let them go, I will send a plague of…
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Matthew

To avoid offending the Pharisees, Jesus pays the temple tax (with a coin from a fish’s mouth) but offers a subtle lesson in hypocrisy (Matthew 17:24 – 17:27).

After Jesus and the disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma temple tax went to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?” “Yes, he does,” he replied. When Peter went into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. “What do you think, Simon?” he…
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Ancient History

Bible Blender’s complete list of Egyptian gods (and how they relate to the Bible).

Ancient Egyptians worshipped more than 2,000 gods, deities they believed granted favor to their nation. They appeared in virtually every aspect of ancient Egyptian culture. Here is a complete list of Egyptian gods worshipped by the ancient Egyptians. A A'ah - An early moon god who evolved into Iah (also…
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