Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ruth – Heaven Works Backwards

Ruth is a great book for teenagers.  So many of them can relate to a person who has had so many difficulties.  We began the study of the  book of Ruth by writing on the white board all of the … Continue reading

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Samson: How to lose friends and negatively influence people

The account of Samson in the book of Judges is an excellent example of how one story in a scriptural text can be a microcosm for the entire book.  The story of Samson is also an illustration of how the … Continue reading

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Judges: The children of Israel cycle between apostasy and repentance

Judges takes place roughly between 1250-1050 BC.  The last judge in this book is Samuel, after which the nation of Israel chooses to be led by King Saul.  Tribal loyalty replaced national unity as the children of Israel formed a … Continue reading

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Joshua 21: The Lord keeps His promises

The book of Joshua outlines the capture of strongholds in Canaan.  From the miracle of the destruction of the walls of Jericho to the hailstones descending on the Amorites in Joshua 10, the record indicates the fact that the “Lord … Continue reading

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Joshua 6 The Walls of Jericho

Joshua 6 tells the story of the walls of Jericho coming down.  The story is miraculous in many ways.  Taking a fortified city was always a challenge, usually ending in more casualties for the attacking force due to the difficulty … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 7: The consequences of the marriage decision

Deuteronomy 7 discusses the importance of making the right decisions with respect to marriage.  From the text we read: Neither shalt thou make amarriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou … Continue reading

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Evidence of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon

Evidences for the Book of Mormon Occasionally I have conversations with skeptics who ask, “What evidence do you have that the Book of Mormon is really true? How can this really be another testament of Jesus Christ?” Evidence that the Book … Continue reading

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