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Samson loses his wife and political tension increases between the Philistines and the Israelites. God will use these circumstances to bring judgment on the Philistines.

Samson loses his wife and political tension increases between the Philistines and the Israelites. God will use these circumstances to bring judgment on the Philistines.

BibleGateway: Judges 14:12-15:8 ESV Text: Judges 14:12-15:8 KJV Text: The section starts at about 1:47 and ends at about 3:48 12 And Samson said unto them, I will now put forth a riddle unto you: if ye can certainly declare it me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty sheets and thirty change of garments: 13 But if ye cannot declare it me, then shall ye give me thirty sheets…

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It was not a good idea for Samson to get a wife from the Philistines, but God made the best of his poor judgment, turning it into an opportunity to approach these enemies.

It was not a good idea for Samson to get a wife from the Philistines, but God made the best of his poor judgment, turning it into an opportunity to approach these enemies.

BibleGateway: Judges 14:1-11 ESV Text: Judges 14:1-11 KJV Text: The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:56      1 And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines. 2 And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines: now therefore get her for me to wife. 3 Then his father and his…

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Again Israel did evil. It is a recurring theme. This time, God announced the nation’s next judge in an unusual and very personal way.

Again Israel did evil. It is a recurring theme. This time, God announced the nation’s next judge in an unusual and very personal way.

BibleGateway: Judges 13:1-25 ESV Text: Judges 13:1-25 KJV Text: The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 4:12      1 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD delivered them into the hand of the Philistines forty years. 2 And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not. 3 And the angel of…

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Both the man with leprosy and the centurion placed their full confidence in Jesus and He did not disappoint! What resulted was astonishing!

Both the man with leprosy and the centurion placed their full confidence in Jesus and He did not disappoint! What resulted was astonishing!

BibleGateway: Matthew 8:1-13 ESV Text: Matthew 8:1-13 KJV Text: The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:49      1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. 2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus saith unto…

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Jesus carries out the ministry of the gospel while at the same time demonstrating that He is the Son of God and His words are God’s.

Jesus carries out the ministry of the gospel while at the same time demonstrating that He is the Son of God and His words are God’s.

BibleGateway: Mark 3:7-35 ESV Text: Mark 3:7-35 KJV Text: The section starts at about 0:49 and ends at about 4:7 7 But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea, 8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him. 9 And he spake to his…

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Mere outward observance of the Law without a heart that loves and trusts in the Savior is not what God is looking for.

Mere outward observance of the Law without a heart that loves and trusts in the Savior is not what God is looking for.

BibleGateway: Matthew 12:1-14 ESV Text: Matthew 12:1-14 KJV Text: The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:58      1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. 3 But he said…

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After Jephthah, we know little about the men who led Israel for the next 25 years, but God was continuing to provide the leadership the people needed.

After Jephthah, we know little about the men who led Israel for the next 25 years, but God was continuing to provide the leadership the people needed.

BibleGateway: Judges 12:7-15 ESV Text: Judges 12:7-15 KJV Text: The section starts at about 1:30 and ends at about 2:35 7 And Jephthah judged Israel six years. Then died Jephthah the Gileadite, and was buried in one of the cities of Gilead.      8 And after him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel. 9 And he had thirty sons, and thirty daughters, whom he sent abroad, and took in thirty daughters from abroad for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years….

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Again the Israelites did evil and turned away from the Lord. When they came to Him seeking help yet again, would He rescue them or would He tire of them?

Again the Israelites did evil and turned away from the Lord. When they came to Him seeking help yet again, would He rescue them or would He tire of them?

BibleGateway: Judges 10:6-18; 11:29, 32-33 ESV Text: Judges 10:6-18; 11:29, 32-33 KJV Text: The section starts at about 0:33 and ends at about 2:56      6 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syria, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines, and forsook the LORD, and served not…

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Jesus proves His divinity to Nathanael and tells Him that He is the way to heaven.

Jesus proves His divinity to Nathanael and tells Him that He is the way to heaven.

BibleGateway: John 1:43-51 ESV Text: John 1:43-51 KJV Text: The section starts at about 4:47 and ends at about 6:6      43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. 44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of…

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Christ truly is the Lamb of God who came to take away the sins of the world.

Christ truly is the Lamb of God who came to take away the sins of the world.

BibleGateway: John 1:15-42 ESV Text: John 1:15-42 KJV Text: The section starts at about 1:21 and ends at about 4:54      15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. 16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18…

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