Exodus

Israel grows in Egypt and becomes a threat to Pharaoh (Exodus 1:1 – 1:22)

Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Dan, Naphtali, Gad and Asher entered Egypt with Jacob. Seventy descendants of Jacob accompanied him (Joseph was already in Egypt). Over time, Joseph, his brothers, and many of their generations died. The Israelites, however, were fruitful in Egypt. They greatly multiplied their numbers…
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Christian News

Wolves in the sheep’s clothing – to avoid following a false prophet or heretical minister, do your research first.

The quickest way for Satan to take down a Christian is through the pulpit. Sadly, evil has worked its way into churches for hundreds, maybe thousands of years. Christians must be aware of ministers who may not have their best interests at heart. Types of false prophets Here are the…
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Christian News

Looking for something to pray about? Here are the countries most dangerous for Christians and Christianity (in 2019).

Open Doors creates an annual listing of the top 50 countries most dangerous to Christians. These are countries where Christianity is illegal, forbidden, or punished – countries that exhibit extreme in intolerance and outright persecution of Christians in every area Open Doors monitors. Most of the countries in the list…
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Genesis

Joseph mourns his father’s death, reassures his brothers they are safe, then passes from earth (Genesis 50:1 – 50:26)

Genesis concludes with a narrative describing the burials of Jacob and Joseph and one last interaction between Joseph and his brothers. After Jacob died, Joseph hugged his father and wept over him. At Joseph’s direction, his physicians embalmed Jacob. This took forty days. Then the Egyptians mourned Jacob for seventy…
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History

The Dynasties of Egypt – a complete list and timeline of the rulers and Pharaohs of Egypt and how they relate to the biblical narrative.

Egyptian rulers are mentioned throughout the Bible. Scholars have attempted to identify the ancient rulers using Egyptian historical records and monuments. Unfortunately, many of the names have been lost or are unidentifiable. Historians divide ancient Egyptian history into 30 or 32 pharaonic dynasties (3100 BC - 332 BC). A dynasty…
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Matthew

The parable of the sower and why Jesus used parables – Christian development depends on character. (Matthew 13:1 – 13:23)

After chastising the Pharisees because they asked for a sign, Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Large crowds gathered around him, so he got into a boat while the people stood on the shore. He told them many things in parables, including the parable of…
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Genesis

Jacob blesses the Twelve Tribes before breathing his last (Genesis 49:1 – 49:33)

After blessing Joseph and his sons, Jacob called for his other sons and said, “Gather around so I can tell you what will happen to you in the days to come.” “Rueben: The firstborn, excels in honor and power but is turbulent as the waters. He will no longer excel…
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Matthew

Pharisees demand a sign from Jesus – Jesus rebukes them and acknowledges his true brothers. (Matthew 12:38 – 12:50)

Some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law told Jesus, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.” Jesus answered, “A wicked generation asks for a sign! But none will be given except the sign of the prophet Jonah. Just like Jonah spent three days and three nights…
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Genesis

Jacob blesses Joseph’s sons and places Ephraim before firstborn Manasseh (Genesis 47:28 – 48:22)

Jacob lived in Egypt seventeen years. He lived to be 147 years old. When the time came for Jacob (Israel) to die, he called for his son Joseph and said to him: “If I have found favor in your eyes, put your hand under my thigh and promise that you…
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Christian News

Here are the thirteen states that define unborn children as human beings

While the Roe v. Wade decision made abortion legal under national law, many states have incorporated laws that define unborn babies as human beings using language like “unborn child shall mean any individual of the human species from fertilization until birth”. These states boldly introduced law that complicates national law…
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