Sometimes I’ve Been Quick to Speak and Slow to Listen (James 1:19)
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Make a Name for Ourselves
Scripture Reading: Genesis 11:1-9 “Let us . . . make a name for ourselves . . . [and not] be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:4 God created people so that they would increase in numbers and populate the earth. At the time of the tower of Babel, everyone had the same language, and the people said they wanted to make a name for themselves and not be scattered across the earth. But God ultimately scattered them. Why did they build a tower? They said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens. . . .” From ancient civilizations we have learned that the top of a tower was seen as a holy place where gods lived. But instead of having a holy place that would honor God, the people at Babel wanted this to be a place where they made a name for themselves. They wanted to honor themselves instead of God. In doing so, they banished God from their lives and disobeyed his command to “fill the earth and subdue it” (Genesis 1:28). Because of this rebellion, God confused their language and scattered them. Imagine how God felt as he confused the people’s language. They couldn’t understand each other. They couldn’t work together anymore. They stopped building, and they moved away from each other. In the end, people who drive out God cannot do well. They cannot understand each other, and they cannot work together to build a community that honors God. O God, be the Lord and King of our hearts. Let us be concerned about honoring your name, not ours. For Jesus’ sake, Amen.
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Are Your Ready for the Apocalypse? | Mark | Mark 13
Talking about the future can get confusing. That's why (Pastor Patrick Miller) corrects six common misunderstandings about the apocalypse. Learn what Jesus really means in (Mark 13) as we continue our series on (Mark). Interested in more content like this? Check out (Is the Rapture Real?) and (Did Jesus Think He Was Living in the End Times?) Like this content? Make sure to leave us a rating and share it with others, so others can find it too. To learn more, visit our (website) and follow us on (Facebook), (Instagram), and (Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO and @TenMinuteBibleTalks. Outline 0:15 - Follow our new (Twitter) account @tmbtpodcast 0:45 - (Mark 13): The end of the world? 1:30 - Patrick's first day in Israel 3:50 - Jesus's little apocalypse 5:10 - 6 misunderstandings about apocalypses 10:10 - Subscribe. Rate. Share. Social Facebook: ( Instagram: ( Twitter: ( Passages Mark 13: ( Resources Mark: A Free Guided Bible Reading Plan: ( Related Is the Rapture Real?: ( Did Jesus Think He Was Living in the End Times?: ( Mark: ( Support this podcast
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Phil Fields
NL-Day062 Leviticus 19-20; Psalm 20; Luke 13
LEVITICUS 19-20: Yesterday we learned about the rule that all sacrifices be done at the tabernacle, the prohibitions of eating anything containing animal blood, and forbidden sexual practices. PSALM 20: This is a prayer for the nation of Israel and their king, asking for national security in time of war. LUKE 13: In the second half of Luke 12, Jesus taught about being ready for his return, and to be ready for division that would come about because of Jesus himself. GNT Translation notes: Lev. 20:23 Do not adopt the customs of the people who live there; I am driving out those [ungodly people groups//pagans] so that you can enter the land. They have disgusted me with all their evil practices. ==== Ps. 20:8 [Those others//Such people] will stumble and fall, but we will rise and stand firm. ==== Luk. 13:33 Yet I must be on my way today, tomorrow, and the next day; it is not right for a prophet to be killed anywhere [else] except in Jerusalem. NLT Translation notes: Ps. 20:7 Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast [because of the reputation //in the name] of the LORD our God. ==== Luk. 12:18 [Then Jesus introduced his teaching by asking, “What is the Kingdom of God like? Here is how I illustrate it.//Then Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like? How can I illustrate it?] [Even though English does use rhetorical questions, we don’t often use them to introduce teachings like Jesus did. Many languages in the world only use rhetorical questions for rebuking. Often translators do as I have done here so that Jesus doesn’t sound like he is groping around for what to say.] 20 [Next he said, “Here is another illustration of the Kingdom of God.//He also asked, “What else is the Kingdom of God like?] 31 At that time some Pharisees said to him, “Get away from here if you want to live! [King/0] Herod Antipas wants to kill you!”
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