Moses and the Burning Bush

“Now about the dead rising—have you not read in the Book of Moses, in the account of the burning bush, how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” (Mark 12:26-27) Moses…

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Noah and the Flood

“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the…

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Cain and Abel

“Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the…

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The Sign of Jonah

“A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.” Jesus then left them and went away. (Matthew 16:4) We have looked at the book of Jonah in two other articles, so I’ll just give a brief review, then add the book’s interesting postscript. God…

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The Wisdom of Solomon

“The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with the generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon….” (Matthew 12:42) The Story (1 Kings 2-3) King David is about to die. He has assigned Solomon, his son by Bathsheba, to be…

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The Men of Nineveh

“The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah,…” (Matthew 12:41). The reluctant prophet Jonah finally came to Nineveh after his encounter with God in the belly of the fish (see Jonah chapters 1 and 2). God had told Jonah,…

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