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God And Government

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), September 25 “And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Joseph […]

Two Announcements That Change History

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), September 24 God breaks four hundred years of silence when the angel Gabriel appears to an old priest named Zechariah. The angel informs Zechariah that his prayer—that his barren wife would bear a son—prayed many years earlier, has been heard, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your […]

Un-sanitized Book, Unvarnished Truth

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), September 23 Biographers and historians often sanitize the lives of those whom they write about, leaving out salient details that mar a person or people’s legacy. God does not. The Bible chronicles the nations of Israel and Judah, and the picture isn’t pretty. Rebellion, idolatry, gross sexual […]

Final Words

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), September 22 Malachi, the last of the Old Testament minor prophets, proclaims a final message—and it isn’t pretty! Malachi addresses the remnant that has returned from Babylon to rebuild Jerusalem and her temple. Though they have accomplished their goal, over time their hearts have drifted away from […]

Leaders And Their Advisory Council

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), September 21 “Now these are the priests and the Levites who came up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seriah, Jeremiah, Ezra” (Neh. 12:1). Zerubbabel, the grandson of Jehoiachin, Israel’s king taken into captivity and jailed for 37 years, leads Judah during the time of […]

Bible Literacy And Spiritual Health

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), September 20 Ezra gathers the entire congregation together and reads to them from the Book of the Law every morning for seven days. They weep as they processed what they hear. Nehemiah points out that it is not a time to weep, but to celebrate, because they […]

Adult Vacation Bible School

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), September 19 “So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly of men and women and all who could hear with understanding on the first day of the seventh month. Then he read from it in the open square that was in front of the Water […]