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    Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 26th (Exodus 5 & Matthew 11)

    Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 26th (Exodus 5 & Matthew 11)

    Moses and Aaron confront Pharaoh the first time. John the Baptist sends messengers to Jesus.

    Some passages referenced:
    Exodus 3:18 (three days’ journey into the wilderness to worship); Genesis 50 (the burial procession of Jacob); Genesis 50:25, Exodus 13:19, Joshua 24:32 (the bones of Joseph and the Exodus).
    Isaiah 35:3-5, 61:1-4 (restoration and vengeance); 1 Kings 14:15 (a shaken reed); 1 Kings 19:15-17 (Elisha’s ministry foretold to Elijah); Malachi 4:5-6 (ministry of a coming Elijah foretold); Isaiah 14:13-14 (king of Babylon lifted up to heaven, but will be brought down to Sheol); Exodus 33:14 (promise of rest); Sirach 51:23-27, Proverbs 9:1-6 (Wisdom’s invitation); Isaiah 55:1-3 (invitation of YHWH).

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    • 30 min
    Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 25th (Exodus 4 & Matthew 10-24-42)

    Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 25th (Exodus 4 & Matthew 10-24-42)

    Moses returns to Egypt. Take up your cross and follow me.

    Genesis 37 (Joseph sold into slavery); Genesis 27-33 (Jacob's flight to Paddan Aram and return); Psalm 74 (Egypt as the sea serpent); Leviticus 13-14 (laws concerning leprosy); Exodus 2:5, 7:15, 8:20 (washing in the Nile); Exodus 15:20 (Miriam as the sister of Aaron).

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    • 29 min
    Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 24th (Acts 1:15-26 & Matthew 9:35—10:23)

    Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 24th (Acts 1:15-26 & Matthew 9:35—10:23)

    The choice of Matthias as replacement for Judas. Jesus sends out the Twelve.

    Psalm 69:25, 109:8 (Scriptures fulfilled in Judas); John 13:18, Psalm 41:9, 2 Samuel 15:12 (the familiar friend who betrays); 2 Samuel 15:23, 16:1-14, Luke 22:39-46, Matthew 26:47, John 18:1-11 (Jesus follows the same route as David); 2 Samuel 17:23, Matthew 27:3-10 (Ahithophel and Judas hang themselves); 2 Samuel 18:6-15 (Absalom, the rebellious son of David, hung on a tree); 2 Samuel 20:8-12 (Joab's treacherous assassination of Amasa); 1 Kings 2:28-35 (the removal of Joab from office); Acts 15:7-9 (the choice of the Spirit).
    1 Kings 22:17 (sheep without shepherds); Number 27:16-18 (the appointment of Joshua); Ezekiel 34:2-6, 11-16 (God judging and replacing the wicked shepherds); Matthew 4:23 (Jesus' own pattern of ministry); Mark 3:16-18, Luke 6:14-16, Acts 1:13 (other lists of the Twelve); Numbers 13 (spies sent into Canaan); Joshua 2 (Rahab shelters the spies); Genesis 18—19 (Abraham's hospitality and Sodom's inhospitality); Matthew 25:31-46 (the Sheep and the Goats).

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    • 33 min
    Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 23rd (Exodus 3 & Matthew 9:18-34)

    Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 23rd (Exodus 3 & Matthew 9:18-34)

    Theophany at the burning bush. Raising the dead daughter, healing the woman with the issue of blood.

    Some passages referenced:
    Deuteronomy 33:16 (reference to the burning bush); Numbers 12:3 (Moses' humility); Genesis 32:30, Judges 13:6, 17-19 (other requests for the divine name); Joseph's prophecy (Genesis 50:24); Genesis 22 (sacrificing at three days' journey).
    Numbers 15:37-41 (tassels of the garment); Matthew 11:16-17 (not dancing at the flutes).

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    • 27 min
    Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 22nd (Exodus 2 & Matthew 9:1-17)

    Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 22nd (Exodus 2 & Matthew 9:1-17)

    Moses delivered from the water and settling in Midian. Jesus forgives sins and eats with tax collectors and sinners.

    Some passages referenced:
    Genesis 6:14-16 (the building of the ark); Genesis 11 (the story of Babel); Exodus 14-15 (the Red Sea crossing).
    Matthew 4:13 (Jesus living in Capernaum); Hosea 6:6 (mercy not sacrifice); Matthew 5:7, 12:7, 23:23 (the primacy of mercy).

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    • 31 min
    Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 21st (Exodus 1 & Matthew 8:18-34)

    Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 21st (Exodus 1 & Matthew 8:18-34)

    The children of Israel multiply and Pharaoh's response. Calming the waves and delivering the Gadarene demoniacs.

    Some passages referenced:
    Genesis 46 (the list of those descending into Egypt); Genesis 35:23-26 (the order of the sons); Genesis 35:10-12 (the blessing of fruitfulness and multiplication given to Isaac); Exodus 15:27 (twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees at Elim); Genesis 1:28 (the blessing of fruitfulness and multiplication); Genesis 15:13 (God's statement to Abram that his descendants would be afflicted and enslaved).
    Luke 13:32 (Herod the fox); Daniel 7 (Son of Man in Daniel); Matthew 27:51-52, 28:2 (earthquakes in Matthew); Matthew 9:27, 20:29-34, 21:1-7 (Matthew's pairings).

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