Jon Green

Matthew 1

Matthew Introduction The Gospel of Matthew was written by Matthew, one of the original twelve disciples (also referred to as “Levi” by Mark and Luke). Matthew was originally a tax collector, but he left his life and career behind to go follow Jesus (as recorded in Matthew 9:9). This gospel account of Jesus’s life is …

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Leviticus 1

Leviticus Introduction The book of Leviticus picks up where Exodus leaves off. As a refresher, God had delivered His people out of slavery and established a covenant with them (known as the Mosaic Covenant). As is common throughout scripture, God’s people ultimately rebelled and broke the covenant, splintering their relationship with God. Because of Israel’s …

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Micah 1

Micah Preview The book of Micah tells the story of another minor prophet, Micah, from a town called Moresheth Gath (an agricultural area about 25 miles from Jerusalem). Micah, similar to the prophet Amos, was concerned with those on the margins and outside of the power structures that were in existence. His prophecies were aimed …

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Jonah 1

Read Jonah 1 Jonah Flees From the Lord 1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” 3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying …

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Amos 1

Amos Preview The book of Amos, another one of the minor prophets, takes place during the eight century B.C. Amos was a simple man, working as a shepherd and a farmer and living amongst normal people. He wasn’t wealthy or royalty. He wasn’t a priest, nor did he even consider himself to be a prophet. …

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Ephesians 6

Read Ephesians 6 6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and …

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Ephesians 1

Ephesians Preview Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus was written around 60 AD as Paul sat in a Roman prison. Paul was familiar with the Ephesian church, having spent significant time (about three years in total) ministering there during his second and third missionary journeys. This letter, while originally written for the Epheshians, was …

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