Matthew

True defilement – it’s not what goes into the mouth that matters, but what comes out (Matthew 14:34 – 15:20).

After the miracle of walking across the water, Jesus crossed over with the disciples and landed at Gennesaret. When people recognized him, word spread throughout the surrounding country. People brought all of their sick to Jesus and begged him to let them merely touch the edge of his cloak. When…
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Exodus

Baby Moses is hidden from Pharaoh along the banks of the Nile river (Exodus 2:1 – 2:10).

A man from the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman. The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son. Fearful of the Israelite’s growing power, Pharaoh had issued orders to his people – every Hebrew child born must be killed. When the woman saw he was a fine…
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Revelation

A thousand years of peace, then the final judgement of Satan and the wicked dead. (Revelation 20:1 – 20:15)

John saw an angel come down from heaven holding the key to the Abyss and a great chain. He seized the dragon (Satan) and bound him for one thousand years (a millennium). He threw Satan into the Abyss and locked and sealed it over him to keep him from deceiving…
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Acts

Jesus leaves earth for the last time and is taken into heaven (Acts 1:1 – 1:11)

Luke notes that in his former book, he wrote about all the acts Jesus did until the day he was crucified and taken up to heaven. After his crucifixion, Jesus presented himself to the disciples and gave them many convincing proofs that he was alive. Jesus appeared to the disciples…
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Ezekiel

God did not abandon Israel – promises to restore Israel to greatness (Ezekiel 11:14 – 11:25)

The word of God came to Ezekiel. “Son of man, the people of Jerusalem have said of your fellow exiles and all the other Israelites, ‘They are far away from God. This land was given to us as our possession.’ Therefore tell them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:…
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Daniel

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refuse to worship Nebuchadnezzar’s golden god and are thrown into a fiery furnace because of their rebellion (Daniel 3:1 – 3:30)

King Nebuchadnezzar created a massive golden image that was 90-feet high and 9-feet wide. He placed the gold image in the plains of Dura in Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar then summoned the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all other officials to come to the dedication of the image he…
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Revelation

The fall of Babylon the Great – in the final battle, Satan is defeated and thrown into the lake of fire (Revelation 19:1 – 19:10)

After witnessing the fall of the wicked city (the “great prostitute” who spilled the blood of God’s people), John heard a sound like the roar of many people in heaven shouting, “Hallelujah! Salvation, glory, and power to our God for true and fair are his judgements. He has condemned the…
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Matthew

Jesus walks on water – Peter’s faith is tested (Matthew 14:22 – 14:33)

After feeding the 5,000, Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and travel to the other side of the Sea of Galilee while he dismissed the crowd. After dismissing the crowd, Jesus went up onto a mountainside by himself and prayed. Later that night, Jesus was on the mountainside…
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Matthew

Jesus feeds the five thousand with five loaves of bread and two fish (Matthew 14:13 – 14:21)

When Jesus heard that John the Baptist had been killed, he boarded a boat to travel to a solitary place. People heard that Jesus was leaving so they followed him on foot, around the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee. When Jesus arrived on shore, he saw a large crowd.…
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Matthew

Under pressure from Herodias, King Herod takes the head of John the Baptist (Matthew 14:1 – 14:12)

During the time Jesus was teaching in Capernaum, Herod the tetrarch received reports about Jesus activities. Herod told his attendants, “This is John the Baptist, he has risen from the dead! That is why miraculous powers are at work in him.” Herod had arrested John the Baptist and bound him…
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