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God’s Word for You – Luke 1:1 A public record

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU LUKE 1:1 In this chapter, Luke lays the groundwork for telling the story of Jesus Christ by recounting the prophecies given to the parents of his forerunner, John, and to the virgin Mary as well. These messages from God’s holy angels and the songs of praise sung in response established Jesus’ …

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God’s Word for You – Introduction to Luke’s Gospel

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU INTRODUCTION TO LUKE’S GOSPEL Author Although Luke does not sign his work the way other New Testament authors do, the companion book, Acts, has four long sections in which the author says “we” rather than “they.” In the first (Acts 16:10-17), we find that the author first joins Paul in the …

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God’s Word for You – Ruth 4:18-22 The line of the Savior

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU RUTH 4:18-22 18 So this is the account of Perez: The word “account” in Hebrew is toledoth, just like the ten “accounts” in Genesis. Perez was one of the five sons of Judah, and therefore the people of Judah would want to know which of the family lines of Judah would …

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God’s Word for You – Ruth 4:16-17 Naomi has a son

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU RUTH 4:16-17 16 Then Naomi took the child, laid him in her lap and cared for him. 17 The women living there said, “Naomi has a son.” And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David. Sometimes there is confusion about the relationship of a …

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God’s Word for You – Ruth 4:15 Better than seven sons

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU RUTH 4:15 15 He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth.” This verse is strewn with blessings that probably came from several different people all at once (from …

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God’s Word for You – Ruth 4:14 Our kinsman-redeemer, Christ

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU RUTH 4:14 14 The women said to Naomi: “Praise be to the LORD, who this day has not left you without a kinsman-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel! When Ruth and Naomi first returned to Bethlehem, the women of the village came out to greet them, “Can this be Naomi?” …

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God’s Word for You – Ruth 4:13 The Lord enabled her to conceive

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU RUTH 4:13 13 So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. Then he went to her, and the LORD enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son. All of a sudden the story hurries along. After a leisurely stroll through Ruth’s courtship, we race in a single …

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God’s Word for You – Judges 21:25 The Conclusion

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU JUDGES 21:25 25 In those days Israel had no king. Everyone did whatever seemed right in his own eyes. This statement or parts of it appear four times in Judges (17:6; 18:1; 19:1 and here in 21:25). It appears in these chapters as a refrain; the inspired author offers it as …

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God’s Word for You – Judges 21:19-24 Wives for Benjamin

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU JUDGES 21:19-24 19 So they said, “Look, soon there is an annual festival to the LORD in Shiloh, which is north of Bethel, east of the road that goes up from Bethel to Shechem, and south of Lebonah.” 20 Then they instructed the Benjamites: “Go and hide in the vineyards. 21 …

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God’s Word for You – Judges 21:13-18 The value of marriage

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU JUDGES 21:13-18 13 The whole assembly sent envoys to the Benjamites who were at the rock of Rimmon. 14 The Benjamites returned at that time, and were given the women who had been spared from Jabesh Gilead. But there were not enough for all of them. As soon as peace was …

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God’s Word for You – Judges 21:6-12 Jabesh Gilead is destroyed

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU JUDGES 21:6-12 6 Now the Israelites had compassion on their brothers, the Benjamites. They said, “Today a tribe is cut off from Israel. 7 What should we do about wives for those who are left since we’ve sworn by the LORD that we will not give them any of our daughters …

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God’s Word for You – Judges 21:1-5 His word is truth

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU JUDGES 21:1-5 In this chapter, Israel grieves over the loss of Benjamin. An oath has bound them from giving any of their daughters to the survivors of Benjamin as wives, and so a drastic solution is suggested, but even that comes up short. Wives for Benjamin 21 Now the men of …

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