Bible Study

Bible Study2018-05-22T23:29:18-04:00

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The Bible study meets each Wednesday, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Attendance  usually runs about eight people. Despite no one in the group having theological training, we manage to learn a little more about the Bible each week.

Last Wednesday we covered chapters seven to ten of the book of Deuteronomy. Moses continues to stress there is only one God – that of the Israelites. He does not want them to be corrupted into worshiping any Canaanite gods when they cross the Jordan – or any time afterwards. Don’t think you are mighty when you defeat these people. It is God who is the power behind you. Moreover He wants these people destroyed because they worship false gods, even sacrificing their children to them. God wants you to obey his laws, not just care fir your needs. Don’t disobey Him as you did in the desert.

May 23, 2018 Bible Study

In the coming Bible study we will read Moses repetition of another of God’s major qualities, mainly he is for the Israelites and against those who worship other Gods. Therefore he will lead the Israelites to victory over them although outnumbered. Always love the God who brought you out of Egypt and no other. This will ensure His continued care for you.

Deuteronomy Chapter 11 onward

  • Bible.Study@bonarparkdalepc.ca

The Bible study meets each Wednesday, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Attendance  usually runs about eight people. Despite no one in the group having theological training, we manage to learn a little more about the Bible each week.

we covered chapters four to six of the book of Deuteronomy. Moses stresses there is only one God – that of the Israelites. He does not want them to be corrupted into worshipping any Canaanite gods when they cross the Jordan – or any time afterwards. Nobody knows what God looks like so never worship a physical object. But if you do stray, seek the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul for the Lord your God is merciful. To the Ten Commandments, Moses adds, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your strength.”

May 16, 2018 Bible Study

In the coming Bible study we will read Moses repetition of another of God’s major qualities, mainly he is for the Israelites and against those who worship other Gods. Therefore he will lead the Israelites to victory over them although outnumbered.

Deuteronomy  Chapter 7  onward

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  • Bible.Study@bonarparkdalepc.ca

The Bible study meets each Wednesday, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Attendance  usually runs about eight people. Despite no one in the group having theological training, we manage to learn a little more about the Bible each week.

Last Wednesday we covered the first three chapters of the book of Deuteronomy. This is Moses summary of the Israelites history since leaving Egypt up to entering the promised land. Moses knows he will not enter this land flowing with milk and honey  but must remind the Israelites of their debt and therefore commitment to God. Moses description of this (we use the New International Version of the Bible)  is more personal in Deuteronomy as he speaks from memory rather than relaying God’s instructions as in the earlier books.

May 9, 2018 Bible Study

In the coming Bible study we will read Moses repetition of God’s major qualities.  He is the Israelite’s exclusive God and nothing that might be considered a likeness of Him is possible and therefore permissible. The basis of the Israelite’s religion, the ten commandments is repeated.

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  • Bible.Study@bonarparkdalepc.ca

The Bible study meets each Wednesday, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Attendance  usually runs about eight people. Despite no one in the group having theological training, we manage to learn a little more about the Bible each week.

On 18, April we covered the manner in which the Israelites were to celebrate their special holidays, and the Day of Atonement seemed to be the biggest. We learned that vows  that a woman made were to stand unless her father (if married)  or husband repudiated them as soon as they heard of them. God told the Israelites to take vengeance on the Midianites. !2,000 of them defeated the Midianites without loss of men and took a lot of livestock for division among themselves and the other Israelites.
All the non-virgin women and boys were ordered killed to prevent pollution of the Israelites. Moses wife was a Midianite, though from across the Red Sea.

April 25, 2018 Bible Study

In the coming Bible study we will see how the Gadites, Reubenites and some Manesserites were allowed to stay east of the Jordan as long as they fought with the rest until Canaan was fully conquered. These tribes preferred that land for animal raising. We should cover an account of the Israelites journey from Egypt to the promised land, with many places not mentioned previously listed. The occupation of Canaan is endorsed by God and its boundaries established by him. It is to be divided by lot between the tribes with the area proportional to the size of the tribe. The Levites will be distributed throughout the country.

  • Bible.Study@bonarparkdalepc.ca

The Bible study meets each Wednesday, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Attendance  usually runs about eight people. Despite no one in the group having theological training, we manage to learn a little more about the Bible each week.

At the last study meeting we covered the second census of the Israelites, 38 years after the first census. This was really to establish how many men of fighting age were available for occupying Canaan, the promised land. The numbers would be used for dividing the land between the twelve tribes proportionally. The numbers in the two censuses were close at just over 600,000 but only three men were in both censuses, Caleb, Joshua and Moses, though by now Moses was over 100 years old.

The Perezites are mentioned in the list. They are descended from Perez, a son of Judah through his (widowed) daughter-in-law Tamar and an ancestor of David, and hence Jesus.

The rights of women to inherit property was established if no close male relatives existed.

God told Moses to climb a mountain to see the promised land and told Moses that Joshua was to replace him when he died.

April 18, 2018 Bible Study

In the coming Bible study we will read the instructions on how the feasts are to be celebrated. We will also cover the importance of keeping ones’ promises and the treatment of vows made by a woman independently of her husband or father, and then the war against the Midianites.

The Bible study meets each Wednesday, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Attendance  usually runs about eight people. Despite no one in the group having theological training, we manage to learn a little more about the Bible each week.

Last week we covered the Israelites’ approach to the promised land. They defeated the Amorites and the Bashanites.

The Moabite leader got anxious and looked for help from the prophet Balaam. His prophecies were reputed to be so accurate that anyone he prophesied against would anticipate defeat and the men would not fight fearlessly. Balak hoped to briber Balaam to prophesy against the Israelites.  But God kept reminding Balaam of his power, even having his donkey tell him that a messenger from God was against him.

God told Balaam to meet Balak but only say the words God put into his mouth.  Balaam did that in three prophesies at three locations, and when dismissed by Balak in anger he prophesied the defeat of Moab and Edom by the Israelites.

While the Israelites were waiting in Shittam across from Jericho, some were seduced by the Moabite women, probably temple prostitutes who got the to worship their gods. God was angry and told Moses to kill these men.  When an Israelite brought a Midianite woman into the camp, Aarons grandson killed the two. God blessed him and declared the Midianites an enemy of Israel.

April 11, 2018 Bible Study

In the coming Bible study we will read about the second census of the Israelites. God give Moses a law enabling women to inherit if no mail relatives are available to maintain the family name. Maybe we’ll reach Moses climbing a mountain to see the promised land and anointing Joshua as his successor.

Numbers 26:1 Onwards

The Bible study meets each Wednesday, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Attendance  usually runs about eight people. Despite no one in the group having theological training, we manage to learn a little more about the Bible each week.

Last week we covered the Israelites’ approach to the promised land. They did not challenge the Edomites who were descendants of Esau, Jacob’s brother. We found out why Moses did not enter the promised land – he failed to give God the credit when he brought water out of a rock as directed by God.  The Israelites continued to be rebellious, though these must have been the children of those who had rebelled earlier and been condemned to forty years of wandering.  There was also a reference to the “Book of the War” which has not survived.

April 4, 2018 Bible Study

In the coming Bible study we will learn about a talking donkey and a pagan prophet who refuses to prophesy against the real God.

Numbers 21:21 onward