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Jesus reveals the Father because He is from the Father and is with the Father.

Jesus reveals the Father because He is from the Father and is with the Father.

BibleGateway: John 8:12-29 ESV Text: John 8:12-29 John 8:12–29 (Listen) I Am the Light of the World 12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 13 So the Pharisees said to him, “You are bearing witness about yourself; your testimony is not true.” 14 Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where…

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Martin Luther wasn’t the only one to lead a country in a return to God’s Word. Josiah led the “Reformation” of the Old Testament. What gifts our gracious God gives to His Church!

Martin Luther wasn’t the only one to lead a country in a return to God’s Word. Josiah led the “Reformation” of the Old Testament. What gifts our gracious God gives to His Church!

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 23:1-30 ESV Text: 2 Kings 23:1-30 2 Kings 23:1–30 (Listen) Josiah’s Reforms 23:1 Then the king sent, and all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem were gathered to him. 2 And the king went up to the house of the LORD, and with him all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the priests and the prophets, all the people, both small and great. And he read in their hearing all the words of the…

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In our day of printed books and the internet, who can imagine the Bible ever being lost? In Josiah’s day, though, it had been. Let’s never forget the blessings of being close to God’s Word!

In our day of printed books and the internet, who can imagine the Bible ever being lost? In Josiah’s day, though, it had been. Let’s never forget the blessings of being close to God’s Word!

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 22:1-13 ESV Text: 2 Kings 22:1-13 2 Kings 22:1–13 (Listen) Josiah Reigns in Judah 22:1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jedidah the daughter of Adaiah of Bozkath. 2 And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD and walked in all the way of David his father, and he did not turn aside to the right or to the left….

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God answered Hezekiah’s prayer, but not just to save Hezekiah. He had all of Judah in mind, didn’t He? All the world, even.

God answered Hezekiah’s prayer, but not just to save Hezekiah. He had all of Judah in mind, didn’t He? All the world, even.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 20:1-11 ESV Text: 2 Kings 20:1-11 2 Kings 20:1–11 (Listen) Hezekiah’s Illness and Recovery 20:1 In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.’” 2 Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, saying, 3 “Now, O LORD, please…

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Jesus did not excuse her sin, He forgave it. There’s a big difference!

Jesus did not excuse her sin, He forgave it. There’s a big difference!

BibleGateway: John 8:1-11 ESV Text: John 8:1-11 John 8:1–11 (Listen) 8:1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 Now in the Law,…

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The Messiah had come, but people were working through who He was. Jesus’ Word and His Spirit would bring some of them around like they still do today.

The Messiah had come, but people were working through who He was. Jesus’ Word and His Spirit would bring some of them around like they still do today.

BibleGateway: John 7:37-52 ESV Text: John 7:37-52 John 7:37–52 (Listen) Rivers of Living Water 37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as1 the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit…

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When Assyria threatened Judah too, Hezekiah took it to the Lord in prayer. God answered that He would defend Judah. Why? Because of the promise He made to David—the promise of Jesus.

When Assyria threatened Judah too, Hezekiah took it to the Lord in prayer. God answered that He would defend Judah. Why? Because of the promise He made to David—the promise of Jesus.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 19:14-34 ESV Text: 2 Kings 19:14-34 2 Kings 19:14–34 (Listen) Hezekiah’s Prayer 14 Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the LORD and spread it before the LORD. 15 And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD and said: “O LORD, the God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and…

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While the northern kingdom was in upheaval and falling, the Lord blessed Judah with the best king they ever had: Hezekiah. That was no coincidence, was it?

While the northern kingdom was in upheaval and falling, the Lord blessed Judah with the best king they ever had: Hezekiah. That was no coincidence, was it?

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 18:1-8 ESV Text: 2 Kings 18:1-8 2 Kings 18:1–8 (Listen) Hezekiah Reigns in Judah 18:1 In the third year of Hoshea son of Elah, king of Israel, Hezekiah the son of Ahaz, king of Judah, began to reign. 2 He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Abi the daughter of Zechariah. 3 And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, according to…

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After years of idolatry in Israel, the Lord chose to bring an end to the northern kingdom. They had had the Gospel and they rejected it. Only the tribe of Judah remained.

After years of idolatry in Israel, the Lord chose to bring an end to the northern kingdom. They had had the Gospel and they rejected it. Only the tribe of Judah remained.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 17:6-20 ESV Text: 2 Kings 17:6-20 2 Kings 17:6–20 (Listen) The Fall of Israel 6 In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria, and he carried the Israelites away to Assyria and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. Exile Because of Idolatry 7 And this occurred because the people of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them…

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Jesus taught with authority and power because He was from God and His teaching was the Word of God.

Jesus taught with authority and power because He was from God and His teaching was the Word of God.

BibleGateway: John 7:10-36 ESV Text: John 7:10-36 John 7:10–36 (Listen) 10 But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private. 11 The Jews were looking for him at the feast, and saying, “Where is he?” 12 And there was much muttering about him among the people. While some said, “He is a good man,” others said, “No, he is leading the people astray.” 13 Yet for fear of the Jews no one spoke…

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