Outline of Judges

This is an attempt to provide a summary of the book of Judges. This book is about Israel reaching the land and resting from their enemies, so it picks up from the book of Joshua. However, this book describes Israel’s failures, the judges that God sends, and the restoration of the nation when they repent.

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Outline of Joshua

The book of Joshua is the first book in the Historical Books section of the Bible. After Deuteronomy, the children of Israel were prepared to cross over the other side of the river Jordan and enter into the promised land. Joshua himself is a type of the risen Christ leading the people to victory after battling in warfare.

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Precious Stones

There are a few references in the Bible that mention precious stones. This short article will look at the references, the differences and the context in which these precious stones are mentioned. It is interesting that in each of these references the stones are mentioned by name. Two references mention twelve stones, and one mentions ten stones. Perhaps these may represent the twelve tribes of Israel.

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In the Beginning

The very first verse in the Word of God commences with the words, “in the beginning”. What happened? God (Elohim, because there was God the Father and God the Son) created the heavens and the earth, the world in which we live. There are about four beginnings in the Bible that I would like to make brief notes of, in time sequence.

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The Rich Young Ruler

The story of the rich young ruler is a well-known story in the Bible, and no wonder, it is found in the gospels of Matthew (chapter 19), Mark (chapter 10) and Luke (chapter 18). Each of the gospels tell this scene with a small difference, but we see a complete picture of the discourse between this young man and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Preaching to the spirits in prison

Many Christians get confused with the verse in 1 Peter 3:19, which at first glance suggests that the Lord Jesus Christ went to hades to preach to those there. In fact, this has become some kind of doctrine among many, that when the Lord died and was buried, He went to preach to the people who were already in hades. This is one example of taking a verse completely out of context and interpreting by our own minds, which is not a good thing to do with the Word of God.

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The thief on the cross

Luke 23:39-43 – ‘and one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.

This scene on the cross is such an amazing display of the grace of God. This is exactly why God sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to come down to the earth and give His life for everyone, in order that they may be saved, no matter how bad of good people are.

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Speaking in Tongues

The reader may seem very interested in the title of this small article. Why is there such a big fuss among church gatherings about the gift of tongues? Does the gift of tongues still exist today, or can someone claim to have the gift of speaking in tongues? Why is the idea of speaking in tongues taking such an important place in Christianity today? I will attempt to explain in some detail the purpose of the gift of tongues that was introduced in the early church in Acts 2, and why it continued for some years, and why it should not have such a preeminent place among us today.

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The Unavoidable Preacher

Taken from a gospel tract published by Bible Truth Publishers in the USA.

Many preachers have given up the old ideas about the total corruption of mankind. People are not often told that they are guilty sinners before a holy God. Such sermons are looked on as relics of the Dark Ages. There is, however, one old school preacher, and he speaks today as boldly as ever. He is not popular, though the world is his parish, and he travels over every part of the globe and speaks in every language under the sun. He visits the poor, calls on the rich, and preaches to people of every religion and many of no religion.

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Storm Warning

Taken from a gospel tract published by Bible Truth Publishers in the USA.

One evening, many years ago, before the days of radio, Captain Oldrey and the crew of his ship, the Hyacinth, were sailing toward Barbados, a tropical island on the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea. Before retiring for the evening, he spent a little time on deck simply admiring the beauty of the evening. He remarked to one of his crew that it was the finest weather he had seen in that climate.

The horizon was perfectly clear — not a cloud in the sky. There was nothing visible above deck to suggest that the weather might soon change.

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