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Sunday, June 4, 2017

1 Thessalonians 5:19-25

Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely;

and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who will also do it. Brethren, pray for us.

Greetings Bible Enthusiast!

Recently a reader sent in a great little suggestion to help us remember how many books are in the Bible. The Old Testament contains 39 books, and the New Testament contains 27. All we have to do is remember that 3 times 9 equals 27. Thanks for the help!

Now all we need is a device for remembering the names of all the books in the Bible! Any suggestions?

God Bless You!

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Q. What did Esau sell to Jacob in payment for bread and lentil stew?

Answer below.



"Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scale."

- Byron J. Langnefield


Ideas children expressed:
Noah's wife was called Joan of Ark.
The fifth commandment is humor thy father and mother.
Lot's wife was a pillar of salt by day, but a ball of fire by night.
Christians have only one wife. That's called monotony.



Q. What did Esau sell to Jacob in payment for bread and lentil stew?

A. his birthright

Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary. And Esau said to Jacob, "Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary."

...But Jacob said, "Sell me your birthright as of this day." And Esau said, "Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?"

Then Jacob said, "Swear to me as of this day." So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.

Genesis 25:29-33

Both brothers were at fault; Jacob for taking advantage of Esau in his weakened state, and Esau for valuing his birthright so little that he would trade it for a bowl of stew.

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