Deuteronomy in Review

Deuteronomy Review

Wednesday 09/11/19

Series: Thru the Bible

Message – Deuteronomy in Review

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Deuteronomy in Review

Below are each of the title headings for our lessons through the book of Deuteronomy, along with the artwork illustrating the material and a bullet point of the major points covered.

This message was taught exactly as you see it here with of course additional information and explanation.

I believe it will provide a good overview of this book for you.

On the Banks of this Jordan

Jordan

  • Second generation
  • Something new – heart not just actions
  • New (addition to) covenant (again – heart focused)

Israel and the Sovereignty of God

Israel Sovereignty

  • Many in the wilderness outside the Promised land were family
  • God tells them that in all that took place in leaving Egypt, throughout their wanderings and in bringing them to the promised land – He was accomplishing His purpose of Making His name famous and making His power known.
  • God is sovereign over all of mankind – ACTS 17

God has been with us

God with us

  • Nearly all IN the Promised land were the descendants of Canaan -> Ham and therefore had a curse on them
  • Why the land was taken
  • Some of the people in the Promised land were actual GIANTS Rapha as opposed to “larger than life” Nephillim
    • This was important for 3 reasons: goofy doctrines to explain Canaan slaughter
    • God is shown weak and ineffective in His judgement
    • Makes angels more powerful than they really are
  • God is honorable even when it breaks His heart – “Spoke harshly to Moses – Don’t ever bring this up again.” – WHY? rock=Jesus
    • Was this without knowledge – NO – veil on face

Diligently watch yourselves

Diligence

  • Difference between protect and watch over
  • Life is found in obedience (New Testament Rom. 8)
  • God being invisible teaches us 2 things:
    • He wants to be known by those who truly desire Him
    • He wants to be pursued (valued)
    • (ADDITIONAL THINGS we learned – voice in the garden rather than form = not fully responsible so redemption was possible)

Shema Israel

Shema

  • Listen with the intent of doing (pay attention to HOW you hear)
  • The Lord is Echad – unified
    • Good for witnessing to the world who thinks we are polytheistic
    • Good for witnessing to brothers and sisters who are confused about the trinity.

No other gods

no other gods

  • God uses His people for judgment
  • Do not be unequally yoked
    • Daughter turn heart away to other gods
    • Evil children – set apart

God is Judge

Judge

  • Defining Yom – comes up a lot in scripture
  • God was not speaking to the 1st generation who had no past with God, but to a 2nd generation who knew and had seen all that God had done – BASIS for judgment
  • Basis for Solomon’s prayer first mentioned

Levites & Priests in every Tribe

Every Tribe

  • Dispersed among Israel
  • Honored with best of land
  • Their responsibility to support

Shedding Light on Guidelines & Rules

Guidelines & rules

  • Be careful not to imitate the world – hair cut
  • Tithes – very important. Those who minister to you in spiritual things MUST BE SUPPORTED!!!!!

The Lord’s Release

release

  • No debt past 7 years
  • ALL PROPERTY and Slaves set free on Jubilee
  • Bondservants
  • Offer only where His name is

Discernment

Discernment

  • Inheritance, share and estates
  • Discerning prophecy
    • OLD – “(21)  You may say to yourself, ‘How can we recognize a message the LORD has not spoken?’  (22) When a prophet speaks in the LORD’s name, and the message does not come true or is not fulfilled, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.”
    • NEW – Does it reveal Christ

Murder & Marriage

murder marriage

  • Atonement for unsolved murder
    • The need to teach them corporate responsibility for sin in their midst. 
  • How to treat women you have taken captive
    • Let them grieve
    • Let them own it
    • If you don’t like her she is set free
  • Lie detector for marrying a non-virgin

Civic & Domestic life

Civic Domestic Life

  • Bad company
  • Do not charge interest
  • Honor vows
  • Generosity of heart in giving

Kinsman Redeemer

Kinsman

  • Pay the workman
  • Redemption of brother’s name
  • Remember and be thankful to the Lord (Giving the Lord His due)

Choices have consequences in BOTH Covenants

blessing

  • It IS associated with your actions
    • OLD – righteousness
    • NEW – other things like giving

Where Solomon got his Prayer

Prayer

  • What was it about
  • What did it do
  • This isn;t too hard

The Next Generation

Next Generation

  • Joshua – anointed by Moses (Passes the baton(
  • Israel = strength from God
  • Power to do the command – from Joshua
  • God balances friendship with Sovereignty

Moses…Man of God, Friend of God
Friend of God

  • Moses prophecies over all the tribes (except Simeon).
  • God takes a final earthly walk with His friend
  • God shows Moses the land promised to Abraham
  • God buries His friend with His Own hand.

Blessings! 

I hope this message will bless you richly…not because I taught it, but because it reveals Christ. He alone is our blessing and if in any way – whether big or small, 100% accurate or even just partially so – I have revealed our great God and Savior to you in a relationally knowable way, then this was time well spent on both our parts.

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Blessings!

Hi I am Pastor Mark...

I have been a pastor for nearly 30 years now (2018), though never quite like I am today. (more on that in a moment)

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As to my home, I have been married since 1995 to my wonderful wife Terissa Woodson who is my best friend, greatest personal support and most valued aid.
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As far as my education goes, I grew up in a Christian home, but questioned everything I was ever taught. I graduated from Bible college in 1990 and continued to question everything I was ever taught (I do not mention my college in order to avoid being labeled). Perhaps my greatest preparation for ministry has been life and ministry itself. To quote an author I have come to enjoy namely Fredrick Buechner in his writing entitled, Now and Then,

"If God speaks to us at all other than through such official channels as the Bible and the church, then I think that He speaks to us largely through what happens to us...if we keep our hearts open as well as our ears, if we listen with patience and hope, if we remember at all deeply and honestly, then I think we come to recognize beyond all doubt, that, however faintly we may hear Him, He is indeed speaking to us, and that, however little we may understand of it, His word to each of us is both recoverable and precious beyond telling."

~ Fredrick Buechner

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By 2009 I’d been Pastoring for nearly 20 years. Earlier in 2009 the Lord revealed to me that the way we had structured our church was not in keeping with the New Testament. This was a shock to me and it is was a revelation that did not come all at once but over the course of a few weeks.

We were a traditional single pastor led congregation. It was a top-bottom model of ministry which is in part biblical, but not in the form of a monarchy.

The needed change did not come into focus until about 9 very intense months of study and discussions with those who were leaders in our church at the time.

We believe the Bible teaches co-leadership with equal authority in each local assembly and though we currently only have one Pastor/Elder, it is our desire that God, in His faithfulness and timing, may bring us more as we grow in maturity and even in numbers. Having multiple shepherds with God's heart and equal authority protects both Shepherds and sheep. Equal accountability keep authority and doctrine in check. Multiple shepherds also provides teaching with various styles and giftings with leadership skills which are both different and complementary.

Well that is about all there is of interest to tell you about me. I hope our ministry here is a blessing to you and your family. I also hope that it is only a supplement to a local church where you are committed to other believers in a community of grace.

~God Bless!