Scripture readings for Feb. 24 – March 2

Exodus 13:1-16

Deuteronomy 5:29; 8:18; 15; 18:1-8; 28:1-14 (and Fire Bible notes on 15:7-11; 24:14,17; 25:4)

Psalm 37:23, 26

Proverbs 3:9; 14:31; 19:17; 28:27

Matthew 25:32-46; 26:6-13 (and Fire Bible notes on 25:32-46)

Luke 10:7

John 12:1-8 (and Fire Bible notes on 12:3)

Acts 2:42-47; 11:25-30 (and Fire Bible notes on 2:42-47)

Romans 12:6-8

2 Corinthians 8 & 9 (and Fire Bible notes on 8:2,7,9; 9:6,7,8,11,15)

Galatians 6:1-10 (and Fire Bible notes)

James 2:14-16; 4:3


Fire Bible notes on:

Exodus 22:22-24,25

Psalm 10:2

Isaiah 3:14

Amos 2:6, 5:12

Matthew 6:1, 19:21,30

Luke 4:18, 6:38, 12:34; 18:9-14

Galatians 2:10

James 1:27, 2:1,5,17


Fire Bible articles:

“Caring for the Poor & Disadvantaged” (Amos 5:12-14)

“Tithes and Offerings” (Malachi 3:10)

“Riches and Poverty” (Luke 18:24-25) 



Engage questions for Feb. 27

  1. How does God define true beauty? (I Peter 3:3-4; I Samuel 16:7)
  2. Discuss the statement from Malachi 3:17 that refers to us as God’s treasure.  How should we respond?
  3. Leah found peace in the midst of personal struggle.  How might her example help us? (Genesis 29)
  4. What roles did women in this week’s readings find themselves?  How do these correlate/differ from those in today’s society?

Government sermon recording

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Online articles on Ladies

Feminism and Appropriate Roles for Women

How can I handle workplace conflict in a Godly way?

The Place of Women in the Graeco-Roman World

Ministering to the Heart of a Woman

An Examination of 1 Timothy 2:8-15

Jesus and Women


Engage questions for Feb. 20

  1. Our recognition, respect and response to governing authorities is a biblical concern.  How will this concern grow as the Last Days draw near? (Matthew 27:11-26; Romans 13:1-14)
  2. Under what circumstances should Christians resist governing authorities? (Acts 5:29; Galatians 1:10)
  3. According to Scripture, what responsibilities should we entrust to government and what responsibilities should we not entrust to governing authorities?
  4. What governing authorities in your life might you have an unbiblical attitude toward?

Scripture readings for Feb. 17-13

Ignite scripture readings for February 17-23

Genesis 11-23 (Sarah); 29-33 (Leah)

Ruth 1-4

Esther 1-10

Judges 4-5 (Deborah)

1 Timothy 2:9 (and Fire Bible notes)

Titus 2:3-4

1 Peter 3:1-6 (and Fire Bible notes on 1 Peter 3:3-4)

Fire Bible notes on Philippians 2:3, 5

Quotes on Government

“If professing Christians are unfaithful to the authority of their Lord in their capacity as citizens of the State, they cannot expect to be blessed by the indwelling of the Holy Ghost in their capacity as members of the Church.” – A.A. Hodge

“Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.” – Daniel Webster

“While just government protects all in their religious rites, true religion affords government its surest support.” – George Washington

Love in Two Quotes

“The desire of love is to give.  The desire of lust is to take.” – Author Unknown

“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” – C.S. Lewis

Grain offering of Numbers 28?

The grain offering described in Numbers 28 is an ante-type of Christ in His humanity.  The word ante-type could also be defined as prototype.  Even as an engineer makes a prototype for manufacturing, the offerings are prototypes of Christ.  The fine flour with no leaven is always Christ.  Even as the two loaves that were waved at the Day of Pentecost having only ground flour and leaven added represents us, the fine beaten flour with no leaven represents Christ as He lived and walked a sinless life on this earth.  The oil mingled in the offering represents the incarnation of Christ.  The oil poured over it represents the Holy Spirit anointing on Christ.  The Frankincense speaks of Christs’ complete obedience to the will of the Father.  The libation or drink offering poured with it can be seen in New Testament scriptures Philippians 2:17, when Paul said he was being poured out as a drink offering, then again in II Timothy 4:6 when he said he was being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of his departure had come.  He had fought the good fight and finished the course.  In Gethsemane Christ said, “Not My will but Yours be done.”  Then on the cross He said, “It is finished.”  When we finish our course and run our race in obedience to the will of the Father, we too can say we are as a drink offering.