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Miracles of the Spirit at key points in the history of the Church. The gift of tongues.

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The Holy Spirit in the book of Acts. The appointment of deacons. Baptism with the Holy Spirit. The conversion of Paul.

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The Holy Spirit in the book of Acts. Pentecost, the arrest of Peter and John, Ananias and Saphira.

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Confidence, commitment, and unceasing prayer.

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Life according to the Spirit or the Flesh. The Spirit makes the Law of Christ operative in us.

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The influences of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit as a distinct Person. 

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A survey of quotations from the New Testament about the Holy Spirit. The Living Water discourse. The promise of the Paraclete.

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The role of the Holy Spirit in daily life. Devotion to the Law. Blasphemy against the Spirit.

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References to the Holy Spirit throughout the Old Testament.

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The role of the Holy Spirit. Translations from Hebrew. Progressive revelation.

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Concluding remarks and discussion.

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Last words of Elisha. Prophecies of the arrows. Miracles of Elisha's bones.

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Baal worship returns in the North. Israel delivered from destruction in war with Syria.

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Missteps and failures of Joash. His crime against the high priest. Joash assassinated by his servants.

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Athaliah slain by the palace guards. Joash crowned king. Renewal of the covenant between God, the king, and the people.

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Athaliah slaughters the heirs of David. Joash rescued by Jehosheba and Jehoiada.

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Jehu exterminates the priests of Baal and destroys his temple. The dangers of syncretism. The patience of God.

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Death of Jezebel. Jehu slaughters the sons and allies of Ahab.

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The army recognizes Jehu as king. Jehu rides to Jezreel and slays Joram and Ahaziah.

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The coming overthrow of the house of Ahab. Elisha sends an emissary to anoint Jehu king.

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The king of Israel meets the Shunammite woman. Hazael becomes king in Damascus. A son of Ahab rules Judah.

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The report of the lepers. Elisha's prophecy fulfilled. Disbelief of the captain.

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Samaria invested by the Syrian army. Conditions within the city. Elisha prophesies an end to the famine.

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The kings of Syria. Their wars with Israel and Judah. Hasiel anointed king by Elijah at the direction of God. 

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The King of Syria attacks Elisha's city. His army miraculously stricken blind.

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Naaman afflicted with leprosy. His encounter with Elisha. Fate of Elisha's servant Gehazi.

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The wealthy woman of Shunnam. Her son and his miraculous restoration. Death in the pot.

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The family of Obadiah. Miracle of the oil pot. God provides for those who trust in Him.

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Prophecy of Elisha. Miraculous water in the desert. Sack of Moab.

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Anointing and early career of Elisha. League against Moab.

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History of the kingdom of Israel. Revolt of the northern tribes. Appearance of Elijah at a moment of crisis.

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Elijah and Elisha as prophets with the same mission. Unique stature of Elijah among the prophets. Elisha as his chief heir.

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Elisha recognized as the successor of Elijah. His first miracles. The shared ministry of Elijah and Elisha.

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Elijah taken up into heaven by a whirlwind. Comparison with similar figures such as Enoch and Mary.

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Elijah commanded to prophesy the death of Ahaziah. Fate of the soldiers sent to arrest him.

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The sin of Jehoshaphat. Ahaziah, injured, prays to Beelzebub.

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Battle at Ramoth-Gilead. Disguise and death of Ahab. Vessels of wrath.

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Jehoshaphat and Ahab summon prophets before battle. Oracles and arrest of Micaiah.

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Elijah sent to accuse Ahab. Ahab's gesture of repentance. League against Assyria.

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The plot against Naboth. Jezebel's involvement. Corruption of the judicial process.

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The second Syrian campaign. Ahab's pride. The plans of God.

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Ben-Hadad attacks Samaria. Israel's victory.

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Encounter with God atop the mountain. Elijah's new mission. Investiture of Elisha. 

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God's concern for the rebels and Gentiles. Jezebel's threat. Elijah's flight to the desert.

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Elijah's prayer. Fate of the prophets of Baal. Elijah races a chariot.

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The faith of Obadiah. Meeting with Ahab. The prophets of Baal.

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Appearance of Elijah. The widow at Zarephath. Parallels in the Gospel.

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Origins and mission of Elijah. The divided kingdom. Embrace of paganism by Israel.

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Laws concerning inheritance by marriage. Continual rebellion of the people. The kindness of God.

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Religion and practices of the Canaanites. The boundaries of the Promised Land. Cities of refuge.

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A recap of the Midianite extermination, and the preparations for battling into the Promised Land.

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A description of Moses' final required act from God. The process and reasoning surrounding the extermination of the midianites.

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The plan of the book. Free-will offerings. General features of Jewish law.

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The daily, weekly, monthly, and holy-day sacrifices. Each feast has a covenantal and agricultural meaning, as well as a New Testament fulfillment. 

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A discusiion on inheritance and what it took to keep the family line alive in ancient times. As well as the transition of leadership from Moses to Joshua.

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A description of the second census and how it impacted all of the tribes (military participation, land allotment, etc).

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Further efforts by Balaam. The faith of Phinehas. Danger of false prophets and teachers.

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The final oracle of Balaam. First prophecy of a Hebrew King. Fates of the surrounding nations.

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A discussion on Numbers Chapter 22 which includes a detailed account of Balaam the ancient prophet/sorcerer/shaman.

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A discussion on Numbers Chapter 21 which includes territorial disputes, an introduction to Balaam, and fiery serpents and their connection to Christ.

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Unfaithfulness of Moses at Meribah. Negotiations with Edom. Succession of Eleazar. God's unchanging standards.

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The sign of the rods. God reaffirms Aaron's authority. The law of the red heifer.

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A discussion/explanation of priestly vestments and their connection to Christ. As well as the dramatic narrative of Moses Aaron and Korah.

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The Hebrews experiencing the wilderness, and a description of the offers made to God.

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The mission of the spies. Revolt at Kadesh Barnea. Banishment of the Hebrews to the wilderness.

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The punishment of quails. Discontent of Miriam and Aaron.

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The morale of the Hebrews and their relationship with God and Moses.

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The marching order of the tribes, and a description of their situation and attitude.

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Celebrating Passover in the desert. God leads the nation. Demands of holiness in the modern Church.

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Sacrifices made for the dedication. Connection to modern sacrifices and offerings.

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A discussion on marriage, Nazirites, blessings, and a continuation of the theme of redemption.

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A discussion on the laws found in the book of Numbers. The true meaning behind the sign of peace. A continuation of the theme of redemption.

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Census of the adult Levites. The role of priests and rabbis. Redemption as the theme of Numbers.

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Geography of the Sinai peninsula. Census of the infant Levites.

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A discussion on the population of Israel, the Levites, and the ancient logistics of moving two million people.

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This is an introduction into the book of Numbers. The discussion revolves around the importance of the book, and the many fascinating treasures it contains.

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Teaching on vows in Deuteronomy, Ecclesiastes, and the Gospels. Conclusion to the book of Leviticus. God's commands open the way of life to us.

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Laws concerning the voluntary dedication of persons, animals, houses, and land to God. The means of redeeming a dedicated thing.

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A continuation of the discussion of Leviticus Chapter 26:

1. Blessings from keeping God's law.

2. Penalties/Curses as consequences of disobedience (the discipline of a loving God).

3. Assurance and restoration.

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A discussion of Leviticus Chapter 26:

1. Blessings from keeping God's law.

2. Penalties/Curses as consequences of disobedience (the discipline of a loving God).

3. Assurance and restoration.

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The institution of the Sabbath year for the land. The Jubilee year.

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Laws concerning the maintenance of the altar. Jesus's citation of David consuming the priests' bread. Limitations on vengeance.

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Keeping the Sabbath and holy days. Israelite feasts and their connection to the New Testament.

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This part focuses primarily on the expectations and conduct of the priesthood in the time of Leviticus. Acceptable and unacceptable sacrifices to God.

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Proper behavior towards strangers and other disadvantaged persons. Penalties for breaking the law. The universal call to holiness.

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Holiness as separation. Strictures against mistreating slaves and various forms of idolatry.

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The remaining commandments are discussed. Proper treatment of one's neighbor is described in detail. An understanding of the treatment of loans, wages, and retribution derived from the commandments.

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The Ten Commandments are discussed. The obligations of the Jews to God is explained in detail. 

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A discussion of Leviticus chapter 18 (and Acts 15) focusing on laws regarding sexual immorality, idolatry, gentiles, and homosexuality. 

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Condemnation of the offering of blood to satyrs. Strictures regarding unclean meat and the slaughtering of animals far from the tabernacle.

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The prescriptions for properly slaughtering a sacrificial animal. Avoidance of creeping idolatry.

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A detailed run-through of: clean and unclean animals, skin diseases, bodily discharges, purity in childbirth, and the day of atonement.

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Delving into laws that are foreign to our modern way of thinking, and understanding ritual impurity, moral impurity, profanity, and the conditions for coming into God's holy realm.

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Priests represent the people before God: Christ had to be incarnated in order to represent us. The danger of presuming upon God's grace.

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The gravity of priestly responsibilities. Christ's fulfillment of the Aaronic order.

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The priestly office as exercised by patriarchs in the book of Genesis. The transgressions of the sons of Aaron.

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The nature of the priesthood as intermediaries between sinful humanity and a perfect God.

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Christ's sacrifice on the cross parallels and perfects the Levitical offerings. Exploration of these connections in the letter to the Hebrews.

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Sacrifices depend on following the prescribed rites with the proper interior disposition. A survey of Biblical examples.

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The Levitical sacrifices do not operate through their own inherent value but because they are commanded by God.

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