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This Week’s Focus Passage: Psalm 110 ‘Jehovah saith unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand.’

This Week's Focus Passage: Psalm 110 'Jehovah saith unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand.' Psalm, the one-hundred and tenth, is that Older Testament chapter, or verse, or passage, which has been cited on more occasions, in the Newer Testament, than any other portion from the Older Testament. As a particular example of that reality, we turn to the passage, found in ...

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This Week’s Focus Passage: Psalm 102:12 ‘Thou, O Jehovah, wilt abide forever; Thy memorial name unto

This Week's Focus Passage: Psalm 102:12 'Thou, O Jehovah, wilt abide forever; Thy memorial name unto all generations.' On five occasions, each being in the older Testament, with four in the book of Psalms, is the term 'memorial name,' or 'holy memorial name,' used, while it is made use of just once in Hosea 12:5, where we read,Even Jehovah, the God of hosts;Jehovah is h...

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This Week’s Focus Passage: Mark 10:46ff. ‘And when he heard that it was Jesus, the Nazarene, he bega

This Week's Focus Passage: Mark 10:46ff. 'And when he heard that it was Jesus, the Nazarene, he began to cry out.' We may read the account of a blind beggar in our focus passage this week: And they come to Jericho: and as he went out from Jericho, with his disciples and a great multitude, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the way side. An...

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This Week’s Focus Passage: 1 Samuel 1:13 ‘She spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice

This Week's Focus Passage: 1 Samuel 1:13 'She spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard.' In the very first chapter of the first book of Samuel, and nearly the very first verse, we meet up with a man by the name of El-ka-nah; we are told that this man was an Ephraimite. He was also the husband of two wives [polygamy was, although certainly...

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This Week’s Focus Passage: Ruth 1:16 ‘Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.’

This Week's Focus Passage: Ruth 1:16 'Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.' The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren; and Judah begat Perez and Zerah of Tamar; and Perez begat Hezron; and Hezron begat Ram; and Ram begat Amminadab; an...

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This Week’s Focus Passage: Ruth 1:16 ‘Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.’

This Week's Focus Passage: Ruth 1:16 'Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.' The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren; and Judah begat Perez and Zerah of Tamar; and Perez begat Hezron; and Hezron begat Ram; and Ram begat Amminadab; an...

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This Week’s Focus Passage: Judges 2:10 ‘And there arose another generation after them, that knew not

This Week's Focus Passage: Judges 2:10 'And there arose another generation after them, that knew not Jehovah .' Let us consider this 2nd chapter of the book of Judges, verses 6 through 12: 6. Now when Joshua had sent the people away, the children of Israel went every man unto his own inheritance to possess the land. 7. And the people served Jehovah all the days of Jos...

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This Week’s Focus Passage: Psalm 73 ‘A psalm of Asaph’

This Week's Focus Passage: Psalm 73 'A psalm of Asaph' Who was Asaph? The name is set before us in several contexts, most notably, in connection with the psalmody of Scripture. The reader is informed from the second book of Kings, that the Joah who is referred to, in chapter eighteen of that book, is mentioned as a son of Asaph, the recorder [to record: bring to rememb...

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This Week’s Focus Passage: 1 Corinthians 1:18

This Week's Focus Passage: 1 Corinthians 1:18 'For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness.' The entire verse, as it is found in 1 Corinthians 1:18, extends far beyond this initial concept about those who perish, but extends unto those who are saved.For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power o...

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This Week’s Focus Passage: Matthew 27:54 ‘Truly this was the Son of God.’

This Week's Focus Passage: Matthew 27:54 'Truly this was the Son of God.' There are at least two great confessions from the lips of individuals to be found in the gospel narratives given us, and this attestation, found in our focus passage and ascribed to the centurion after that he had witnessed the convulsions that rocked the earth as the Lord of Glory 'yielded up his...

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