Sadly, the Jews accepted Moses as God’s prophet, but rejected His greater Prophet, Jesus.

Sadly, the Jews accepted Moses as God’s prophet, but rejected His greater Prophet, Jesus.

BibleGateway: Acts 7:39-8:3 ESV Text: Acts 7:39-8:3 Acts 7:39–8:3 (Listen) 39 Our fathers refused to obey him, but thrust him aside, and in their hearts they turned to Egypt, 40 saying to Aaron, ‘Make for us gods who will go before us. As for this Moses who led us out from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.’ 41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered a sacrifice to the idol and were rejoicing…

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God sent Moses to deliver His people from captivity in Egypt. Later He sent Christ to deliver His people from their captivity to eternal death.

God sent Moses to deliver His people from captivity in Egypt. Later He sent Christ to deliver His people from their captivity to eternal death.

BibleGateway: Acts 7:23-38 ESV Text: Acts 7:23-38 Acts 7:23–38 (Listen) 23 “When he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers, the children of Israel. 24 And seeing one of them being wronged, he defended the oppressed man and avenged him by striking down the Egyptian. 25 He supposed that his brothers would understand that God was giving them salvation by his hand, but they did not understand. 26 And on the following day he appeared to them as…

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Stephen is not just telling any story here, but the story of God’s love and mercy.

Stephen is not just telling any story here, but the story of God’s love and mercy.

BibleGateway: Acts 7:1-22 ESV Text: Acts 7:1-22 Acts 7:1–22 (Listen) Stephen’s Speech 7:1 And the high priest said, “Are these things so?” 2 And Stephen said: “Brothers and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran, 3 and said to him, ‘Go out from your land and from your kindred and go into the land that I will show you.’ 4 Then he went out from the land of the…

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A truly wise person puts the Lord first in his heart.

A truly wise person puts the Lord first in his heart.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 9:1-10 ESV Text: Proverbs 9:1-10 Proverbs 9:1–10 (Listen) The Way of Wisdom 9:1   Wisdom has built her house;    she has hewn her seven pillars.2   She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine;    she has also set her table.3   She has sent out her young women to call    from the highest places in the town,4   “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”    To him who lacks sense she says,5   “Come, eat of my bread    and drink of the wine I have mixed.6   Leave your simple ways,1 and…

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Solomon is describing wisdom in a picturesque way, but don’t these descriptions fit Jesus too—the Wisdom from on high?

Solomon is describing wisdom in a picturesque way, but don’t these descriptions fit Jesus too—the Wisdom from on high?

BibleGateway: Proverbs 8:22-36 ESV Text: Proverbs 8:22-36 Proverbs 8:22–36 (Listen) 22   “The LORD possessed1 me at the beginning of his work,2    the first of his acts of old.23   Ages ago I was set up,    at the first, before the beginning of the earth.24   When there were no depths I was brought forth,    when there were no springs abounding with water.25   Before the mountains had been shaped,    before the hills, I was brought forth,26   before he had made the earth with its fields,    or the first of the dust of the…

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How do we know Jesus truly rose from the dead? Well, we find Him still doing miracles after Good Friday (v. 10)!

How do we know Jesus truly rose from the dead? Well, we find Him still doing miracles after Good Friday (v. 10)!

BibleGateway: Acts 4:1-12 ESV Text: Acts 4:1-12 Acts 4:1–12 (Listen) Peter and John Before the Council 4:1 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, 2 greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 3 And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. 4 But many of those who had heard…

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Peter used the miracle to point the people to Jesus, which is what the miracles were for.

Peter used the miracle to point the people to Jesus, which is what the miracles were for.

BibleGateway: Acts 3:1-19 ESV Text: Acts 3:1-19 Acts 3:1–19 (Listen) The Lame Beggar Healed 3:1 Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.1 2 And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple. 3 Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms….

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We too are just as tempted to test the Lord saying, “Is He among us or not?”

We too are just as tempted to test the Lord saying, “Is He among us or not?”

BibleGateway: Exodus 17:1-7 ESV Text: Exodus 17:1-7 Exodus 17:1–7 (Listen) Water from the Rock 17:1 All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the LORD, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. 2 Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test…

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Let’s live a new life in the risen Lord and keep our bodies from impurity.

Let’s live a new life in the risen Lord and keep our bodies from impurity.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 6:16-29 ESV Text: Proverbs 6:16-29 Proverbs 6:16–29 (Listen) 16   There are six things that the LORD hates,    seven that are an abomination to him:17   haughty eyes, a lying tongue,    and hands that shed innocent blood,18   a heart that devises wicked plans,    feet that make haste to run to evil,19   a false witness who breathes out lies,    and one who sows discord among brothers. Warnings Against Adultery 20   My son, keep your father’s commandment,    and forsake not your mother’s teaching.21   Bind them on your heart always;    tie them around your neck.22   When…

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Jesus reassured Peter that even after his denials in the courtyard, he would still go on to be a minister of the Gospel.

Jesus reassured Peter that even after his denials in the courtyard, he would still go on to be a minister of the Gospel.

BibleGateway: John 21:1-19 ESV Text: John 21:1-19 John 21:1–19 (Listen) Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples 21:1 After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out…

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