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From the Big House to the Big House: Joseph’s Exaltation (Gen 41)

Genesis 41 1 After two whole years, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile, 2 and behold, there came up out of the Nile seven cows attractive and plump, and they fed in the reed grass. 3 And behold, seven other cows, ugly and thin, came up out of the Nile after them, and stood by the other …

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Habakkuk

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Little is known about the prophet Habakkuk. He was likely a contemporary of Zephaniah and Jeremiah, and possibly even of Ezekiel and Daniel, but none of the other prophets mention him. His name appears twice in the book (1:1; 3:1), and he is clearly the main character. Key Themes: I. God is just and merciful, even though his people may …

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Living in the Pits and the White Spaces (Gen 40)

Genesis 40:1-23 1 Some time after this, the cupbearer of the king of Egypt and his baker committed an offense against their lord the king of Egypt. 2 And Pharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker, 3 and he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in …

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Micah

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1. Intro a. The Lord speaks before major events (Amos and Hosea sent to Northern Kingdom prior to fall of Samaria to Assyrians) b. Micah is sent to the Southern Kingdom during end of Jotham’s reign and during Jotham’s reign (co-regents 743-735 BC). c. Lord prepares His people for ministry of prophets (same time as Isaiah) d. From Gath (Goliath’s …

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Ladies Retreat

From October 21-23, the Ladies had a wonderful time of fellowship and refreshment at Lake Anna.  Amy Bailey’s mother, Cheryl, instructed the ladies over 3 sessions on Micah 6:8.  Click the below image to see pictures from the weekend.

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These Present Realities and The Reality of God’s Presence (Gen 39)

Genesis 39 1 Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, had bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him down there. 2 The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master. 3 His …

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Jonah

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1. Written 770 during reign of Jehoash 2. Jonah 1 – Word of the Lord came… 3. Jonah fled to Tarshish (other direction from Ninevah) 4. Jonah thrown into sea 5. Lord prepares a fish 6. Jonah prophesies against Ninevah (Day of the Lord…) 7. City repents in sackcloth a. People repent hoping God relents b. Jonah didn’t even tell …

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Grace that Exceeds our Sin and our Guilt (Gen 38)

Genesis 38 [38:1] It happened at that time that Judah went down from his brothers and turned aside to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. [2] There Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. He took her and went in to her, [3] and she conceived and bore a son, and he called his …

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Luke 11:14-28

Luke 11:14–28 14 Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled. 15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of demons,” 16 while others, to test him, kept seeking from him a sign from heaven. 17 But he, …

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Obadiah and Nahum

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Obadiah 1. Author a. a “vision,” a prophetic revelation from God spoken through his prophet “Obadiah” b. only thing known about this prophet is his name (a common one in the OT), which means “one who serves Yahweh c. no date, readers can infer only the approximate time of the prophet from the book’s contents. 2. Theme a. Edom, together …

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