Our Meetings All In One (AIO) ‒ Week Starting June 2

ss14 pp. 1-4 Theocratic Ministry School Schedule for 2014

June 2 Bible reading: Exodus 38-40
No. 1: Exodus 40:20-38
No. 2: What the Sabbath Means to Christians (rs p. 349; updated: w11 7/15 p. 28 ¶16-17)
No. 3: Abraham—The Historicity of Abraham in the Christian Greek Scriptures (it-1 p. 32 ¶2-3)
w14 4/15 pp. 1-2 Table of Contents

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Imitate the Faith of Moses
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Imitate the Faith of Moses
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Our Meetings All In One (AIO)

All References Week Starting June 2



Theocratic Ministry School

No. 1: Exodus 40:20-38


No. 2: What the Sabbath Means to Christians (rs p. 349; updated: w11 7/15 p. 28 ¶16-17)


rs p. 349; Sabbath

intently at the face of Moses” on the occasion when it was delivered to them. What is this describing? Exodus 34:1, 28-30 shows that it is the giving of the Ten Commandments; these were the commandments engraved on stone. Obviously these are included in what the scripture here says “was to be done away with.”)
Does doing away with the Mosaic Law, including the Ten Commandments, imply the taking away of all moral restraint?
Not at all; many of the moral standards set out in the Ten Commandments were restated in the inspired books of the Christian Greek Scriptures. (There was, however, no restating of the sabbath law.) But no matter how good a law is, as long as sinful inclinations dominate a person’s desires, there will be lawlessness. However, regarding the new covenant, which has replaced the Law covenant, Hebrews 8:10 states: “‘For this is the covenant that I shall covenant with the house of Israel after those days,’ says Jehovah. ‘I will put my laws in their mind, and in their hearts I shall write them. And I will become their God, and they themselves will become my people.’” How much more effective such laws are than those engraved on stone tablets!
Rom. 6:15-17: “Shall we commit a sin because we are not under law but under undeserved kindness? Never may that happen! Do you not know that if you keep presenting yourselves to anyone as slaves to obey him, you are slaves of him because you obey him, either of sin with death in view or of obedience with righteousness in view? But thanks to God that you were the slaves of sin but you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were handed over.” (See also Galatians 5:18-24.)
Of what significance to Christians is the weekly Sabbath?
There is “a sabbath resting” that Christians share in every day
Hebrews 4:4-11 says: “In one place [Genesis 2:2] he [God] has said of the seventh day as follows: ‘And God rested on the seventh day from all his works,’ and again in this place

w11 7/15 p. 28 ¶16-17 God’s Rest—What Is It?

16 Few Christians today would insist on observing some aspect of the Mosaic Law in order to obtain salvation. Paul’s inspired words to the Ephesians are perfectly clear: “By this undeserved kindness, indeed, you have been saved through faith; and this not owing to you, it is God’s gift. No, it is not owing to works, in order that no man should have ground for boasting.” (Eph. 2:8, 9) What, then, does it mean for Christians to enter into God’s rest? Jehovah set aside the seventh day—his rest day—in order to bring his purpose respecting the earth to a glorious fulfillment. We can enter into Jehovah’s rest—or join him in his rest—by obediently working in harmony with his advancing purpose as it is revealed to us through his organization.
17 On the other hand, if we minimized the Bible-based counsel that we receive through the faithful and discreet slave class, choosing to follow an independent course, we would be placing ourselves at odds with God’s unfolding purpose. This could endanger our peaceful relationship with Jehovah. In the next article, we will consider a few common situations that can affect God’s people and discuss how the decisions we make, whether to obey or to take an independent course, can determine if we have truly entered into God’s rest.

No. 3: Abraham—The Historicity of Abraham in the Christian Greek Scriptures (it-1 p. 32 ¶2-3)

it-1 p. 32 ¶2-3 Abraham

Historicity. Jesus and his disciples referred to Abraham more than 70 times in their conversations and writings. In his illustration of the rich man and Lazarus, Jesus referred to Abraham in a symbolic sense. (Lu 16:19-31) When his opponents boasted that they were the offspring of Abraham, Jesus was quick to point out their hypocrisy, saying: “If you are Abraham’s children, do the works of Abraham.” (Joh 8:31-58; Mt 3:9, 10) No, as the apostle Paul said, it is not fleshly descent that counts, but, rather, faith like that of Abraham that enables one to be declared righteous. (Ro 9:6-8; 4:1-12) Paul also identified the true seed of Abraham as Christ, along with those who belong to Christ as “heirs with reference to a promise.” (Ga 3:16, 29) He also speaks of Abraham’s kindness and hospitality to strangers, and in his long list in Hebrews chapter 11 of illustrious witnesses of Jehovah, Paul does not overlook Abraham. It is Paul who points out that Abraham’s two women, Sarah and Hagar, figured in a symbolic drama that involved Jehovah’s two covenants. (Ga 4:22-31; Heb 11:8) The Bible writer James adds that Abraham backed up his faith by righteous works and, therefore, was known as “Jehovah’s friend.”—Jas 2:21-23.
Archaeological discoveries have also confirmed matters related in the Biblical history of Abraham: The geographic locations of many places and customs of that period of time, such as the purchase of the field from the Hittites, the choice of Eliezer as heir, and the treatment of Hagar.

Highlights of the Bible

Highlights From the Book of Exodus 38-40


Exodus 39:30 ‒ w01 2/1 p. 14 pars. 2-3
(Exodus 39:30) Finally, they made the shining plate, the holy sign of dedication, out of pure gold and inscribed on it an inscription as one would engrave a seal: “Holiness belongs to Jehovah.”
[w01 2/1 p. 14 pars. 2-3] 2 However, what does “dedication” mean in the Biblical sense? “Dedicate” translates a Hebrew verb that has the meaning “keep separate; be separated; withdraw.” In ancient Israel, High Priest Aaron wore on his turban “the holy sign of dedication,” which was a shining plate of pure gold engraved with the Hebrew words for “Holiness belongs to Jehovah.” That served as a reminder to the high priest that he must avoid doing anything that would profane the sanctuary “because the sign of dedication, the anointing oil of his God, [was] upon him.”—Exodus 29:6; 39:30; Leviticus 21:12.
3 We can see in this context that dedication is a serious matter. It implies voluntary identification as a servant of God, and it requires clean conduct. Therefore, we can appreciate why the apostle Peter quoted Jehovah as saying: “You must be holy, because I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:15, 16) As dedicated Christians, we bear a heavy responsibility to live up to our dedication, being faithful to the end. But what is involved in Christian dedication?—Leviticus 19:2; Matthew 24:13.

Ex 38:1 - *** it-1 p. 82 Altar ***
(Exodus 38:1) 38 He made the altar of burnt offering out of acacia wood. It was square, five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high.
Tabernacle Altars. With the setting up of the tabernacle, two altars were constructed according to divine pattern. The altar of burnt offering (also called “the altar of copper” [Ex 39:39]) was made of acacia wood in the form of a hollow chest, apparently without top or bottom. It was 2.2 m (7.3 ft) square and 1.3 m (4.4 ft) high with “horns” projecting from the upper four corners. All its surfaces were overlaid with copper. A grating, or network, of copper was placed below the altar’s rim “down within,” “toward the center.” Four rings were placed at the four extremities near the grating, and these appear to be the same rings through which the two copper-sheathed acacia-wood poles were passed for carrying the altar. This might mean that a slot was cut through two sides of the altar allowing for a flat grating to be inserted, with the rings extending out on both sides. There is considerable difference of opinion among scholars on the subject, and many consider it likely that two sets of rings were involved, the second set, for insertion of the carrying poles, being attached directly to the outside of the altar. Copper equipment was made in the form of cans and shovels for the ashes, bowls for catching the blood of the animals, forks for handling the flesh, and fire holders.—Ex 27:1-8; 38:1-7, 30; Nu 4:14.

Ex 39:30 -*** it-1 p. 552 Crown ***
The Hebrew word ne′zer, in addition to meaning “diadem” (2Ch 23:11), can pertain to a thing singled out, separated, or dedicated, as in the case of the chief priest who had upon him “the sign of dedication, the anointing oil of his God.” (Le 21:10-12; compare De 33:16, ftn.) In view of this basic meaning, the New World Translation appropriately renders ne′zer at times as “sign of dedication,” with reference to the plate of gold worn by Israel’s high priest upon his turban. On this gold plate were inscribed the words “Holiness belongs to Jehovah.”—Ex 29:6; 39:30, ftn; Le 8:9.

Ex 39:32 - *** w95 12/15 p. 13 par. 9 They “Did Just So”
(Exodus 39:32) 32 So all the work for the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, was completed, and the Israelites did everything that Jehovah had commanded Moses. They did just so.
Then, even to the minutest detail, Moses and his willing coworkers followed the architectural plans provided by Jehovah. “So the work for the tabernacle of the tent of meeting all came to its completion, in that the sons of Israel kept doing according to all that Jehovah had commanded Moses. They did just so.” Similarly, at the inauguration of the priesthood, “Moses proceeded to do according to all that Jehovah had commanded him. He did just so.” (Exodus 39:32; 40:16)

Ex 40:15 - *** it-1 p. 523 Covenant ***
(Exodus 40:15) 15 You are to anoint them just as you anointed their father, so that they will serve as priests to me, and their anointing will serve continually for them as a lasting priesthood during their generations.”
Covenant With the Tribe of Levi. Jehovah made a covenant with the tribe of Levi, that the entire tribe should be set aside to constitute the tabernacle service organization, including the priesthood. This occurred in the wilderness of Sinai, in 1512 B.C.E. (Ex 40:2, 12-16; Mal 2:4) Aaron and his sons, of the family of Kohath, were to be priests, the remaining families of Levi taking care of other duties, such as setting up the tabernacle, moving it, and other matters. (Nu 3:6-13; chap 4) Later, they served likewise at the temple. (1Ch 23) The installation services for the priesthood were carried out Nisan 1-7, 1512 B.C.E., and they began serving on Nisan 8. (Le chaps 8, 9) The Levites had no inheritance in the land, but received tithes from the other tribes, and had enclave cities in which to dwell. (Nu 18:23, 24; Jos 21:41) On account of Phinehas’ zeal for exclusive devotion to Jehovah, God made a covenant of peace with him, a covenant for the priesthood to time indefinite for him and his offspring. (Nu 25:10-13) The covenant with Levi continued in operation until the ending of the Law covenant.—Heb 7:12.

Ex 40:16 - *** it-2 p. 438 Moses ***
(Exodus 40:16) 16 Moses did according to all that Jehovah had commanded him. He did just so.
He was careful to carry out instructions. In the intricate work of constructing the tabernacle and making its utensils and the priests’ garments, Moses exercised close oversight. The record reads: “And Moses proceeded to do according to all that Jehovah had commanded him. He did just so.” (Ex 40:16; compare Nu 17:11.)

Ex 40:28 - *** w00 1/15 p. 15 par. 8 “Desirable Things” Are Filling Jehovah’s House ***
(Exodus 40:28) 28 Then he put the screen for the entrance of the tabernacle in place.
During that period, Jesus enjoyed a spirit-begotten relationship with God. This unique standing that Jesus had with his heavenly Father could not be fully comprehended by other humans. It was as if a screen blocked their eyes of discernment, just as a screen shielded the Holy from the view of those in the tabernacle courtyard.—Exodus 40:28.

Service Meeting

Song 115
10 min: Offer the Magazines During June. Discussion. Start by demonstrating how the magazines may be offered, using the two sample presentations on this page. Then analyze the sample presentations from beginning to end. Conclude by briefly encouraging all to become well-acquainted with the magazines and to share enthusiastically in offering them.
10 min: Local needs.
10 min: How Did We Do? Discussion. Invite publishers to comment on how they benefited by applying points from the article “Improving Our Skills in the Ministry—Preparing Our Opening Words.” Ask the audience to relate good experiences.
Song 44 and Prayer

10 min: Offer the Magazines During June. Discussion.

Start by demonstrating how the magazines may be offered, using the two sample presentations on this page. Then analyze the sample presentations from beginning to end. Conclude by briefly encouraging all to become well-acquainted with the magazines and to share enthusiastically in offering them.

SAMPLE PRESENTATIONS

To start Bible studies on the first Saturday in June
“We are making brief visits to discuss this intriguing question.” [Show the first question on the back of the June 1 Watchtower.] What’s your opinion?” Allow for response. Consider together the material under the first question and at least one of the cited scriptures. Offer the magazines, and arrange to discuss the next question.

The Watchtower June 1

“Smoking kills about 6,000,000 people a year. Do you think anything can be done to slow down this epidemic? [Allow for response.] Many people have been helped to quit or to avoid smoking altogether by considering God’s view of the matter. For example, this Bible verse has caused some to think about how smoking affects others. [Read 1 Corinthians 10:24.] This magazine explains how considering God’s view of smoking can motivate a person to quit.”
^ (1 Cor. 10:24) Let each one keep seeking, not his own advantage, but that of the other person.

Awake! June

“Social networks have made it possible for people to have more so-called friends than ever before. What would you say is the most important quality of a true friend? [Allow for response.] Here’s an example of the practical advice on friendship that is found in the Bible. [Read James 1:19.] This magazine outlines four guiding principles that can help us be the kind of person others would want to have as a friend.”
^ (Jas. 1:19) Know this, my beloved brothers: Everyone must be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger,

10 min: Local needs.


10 min: How Did We Do?

Discussion. Invite publishers to comment on how they benefited by applying points from the article “Improving Our Skills in the Ministry—Preparing Our Opening Words.” Ask the audience to relate good experiences.

IMPROVING OUR SKILLS IN THE MINISTRY—PREPARING OUR OPENING WORDS

Why Important: If our introduction does not arouse interest, the householder may terminate the conversation before we can give a witness. Therefore, many publishers consider their opening words to be the most important part of their presentation. Although sample presentations are provided in Our Kingdom Ministry and the Reasoningbook, they do not always include a complete introduction, in order to allow for flexibility. Even if a sample presentation is complete, publishers may choose to alter it or prepare their own. Thus, we will be more effective if we carefully prepare our opening words rather than say whatever comes to mind when the householder opens the door.—Prov. 15:28.

How to Do It:

• Choose your topic. It should be based on the literature you are offering and should be of interest to people in your territory.
• Carefully prepare the first sentence or two that you will say after giving a customary greeting. You might start by saying: “I am here because . . . ,” “Many people are concerned about . . . ,” “I would like to get your opinion on . . . ,” or something else. Short, simple sentences usually work best. Some publishers choose to memorize their introduction.
• Formulate a viewpoint question that will draw the householder into the conversation. (Matt. 17:25) Remember that he was likely thinking about other matters before you arrived, so the question should not be too difficult or put him on the spot.

Try This During the Month:

• Set aside time during family worship to prepare and practice your opening words.
• When in the ministry, share what you plan to say with other publishers. (Prov. 27:17) Change your introduction if it is not effective.

^ (Prov. 15:28) The heart of the righteous one meditates before answering, But the mouth of the wicked blurts out bad things.
^ (Matt. 17:25) He said: “Yes.” However, when he entered the house, Jesus spoke to him first and said: “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth receive duties or head tax? From their sons or from the strangers?”
^ (Prov. 27:17) As iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens his friend.

Congregation Bible Study

Chapter 8. Restorative Power—Jehovah Is “Making All Things New”

References and biblical texts


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2 Timothy 3:1-5 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away.
2 Samuel 18:33 disturbed the king, and he went up to the roof chamber over the gateway and wept, saying as he walked: “My son Ab′sa•lom, my son, my son Ab′sa•lom! If only I had died instead of you, Ab′sa•lom my son, my son!”
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Acts 3:21 must hold this one within itself until the times of restoration of all things of which God spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets of old.
Matthew 24:3-14 he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached him privately, saying: “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things?” 4 In answer Jesus said to them: “Look out that nobody misleads you, 5 for many will come on the basis of my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. 6 You are going to hear of wars and reports of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for these things must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 “For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another. 8 All these things are a beginning of pangs of distress. 9 “Then people will hand you over to tribulation and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations on account of my name. 10 Then, too, many will be stumbled and will betray one another and will hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and mislead many; 12 and because of the increasing of lawlessness, the love of the greater number will grow cold. 13 But the one who has endured to the end will be saved. 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
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Romans 15:4 all the things that were written beforehand were written for our instruction, so that through our endurance and through the comfort from the Scriptures we might have hope.
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Psalm 79:1 O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance;They have defiled your holy temple;They have turned Jerusalem into a heap of ruins.
Jeremiah 9:11 will make Jerusalem piles of stones, the lair of jackals,And I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
Psalm 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat. We wept when we remembered Zion.
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Isaiah 65:25 wolf and the lamb will feed together,The lion will eat straw just like the bull,And the serpent’s food will be dust. They will do no harm nor cause any ruin in all my holy mountain,” says Jehovah.
Ezekiel 34:25 I will make a covenant of peace with them, and I will rid the land of vicious wild beasts, so that they may dwell securely in the wilderness and sleep in the forests.
Ezekiel 36:35 people will say: “The desolate land has become like the garden of E′den, and the cities that were in ruins and desolate and torn down are now fortified and inhabited.”
Micah 4:1-5 In the final part of the days,The mountain of the house of JehovahWill become firmly established above the top of the mountains,And it will be raised up above the hills,And to it peoples will stream. 2 And many nations will go and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of JehovahAnd to the house of the God of Jacob. He will instruct us about his ways,And we will walk in his paths.” For law will go out of Zion,And the word of Jehovah out of Jerusalem. 3 He will render judgment among many peoplesAnd set matters straight respecting mighty nations far away. They will beat their swords into plowsharesAnd their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation,Nor will they learn war anymore. 4 They will sit, each one under his vine and under his fig tree,And no one will make them afraid,For the mouth of Jehovah of armies has spoken. 5 For all the peoples will walk, each in the name of its god,But we will walk in the name of Jehovah our God forever and ever.
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Ezra 1:1, 2 In the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, in order that Jehovah’s word spoken by Jeremiah would be fulfilled, Jehovah stirred the spirit of King Cyrus of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his kingdom, which he also put in writing, saying: 2 “This is what King Cyrus of Persia says, ‘Jehovah the God of the heavens has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has commissioned me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
Isaiah 2:2-4 the final part of the days,The mountain of the house of JehovahWill become firmly established above the top of the mountains,And it will be raised up above the hills,And to it all the nations will stream. 3 And many peoples will go and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah,To the house of the God of Jacob. He will instruct us about his ways,And we will walk in his paths.” For law will go out of Zion,And the word of Jehovah out of Jerusalem. 4 He will render judgment among the nationsAnd set matters straight respecting many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowsharesAnd their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation,Nor will they learn war anymore.
Isaiah 9:6, 7 a child has been born to us,A son has been given to us;And the rulership will rest on his shoulder. His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. 7 To the increase of his rulershipAnd to peace, there will be no end,On the throne of David and on his kingdomIn order to establish it firmly and to sustain itThrough justice and righteousness,From now on and forever. The zeal of Jehovah of armies will do this.
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Romans 2:29 he is a Jew who is one on the inside, and his circumcision is that of the heart by spirit and not by a written code. That person’s praise comes from God, not from people.
Revelation 18:1-5 After this I saw another angel descending from heaven with great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his glory. 2 And he cried out with a strong voice, saying: “She has fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen, and she has become a dwelling place of demons and a place where every unclean spirit and every unclean and hated bird lurks! 3 For because of the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, all the nations have fallen victim, and the kings of the earth committed sexual immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth became rich owing to the power of her shameless luxury.” 4 And I heard another voice out of heaven say: “Get out of her, my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues. 5 For her sins have massed together clear up to heaven, and God has called her acts of injustice to mind.
Malachi 3:1-5 “Look! I am sending my messenger, and he will clear up a way before me. And suddenly the true Lord, whom you are seeking, will come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant will come, in whom you take delight. Look! He will certainly come,” says Jehovah of armies. 2 “But who will endure the day of his coming, and who will be able to stand when he appears? For he will be like the fire of a refiner and like the lye of laundrymen. 3 And he will sit as a refiner and cleanser of silver and will cleanse the sons of Le′vi; and he will clarify them like gold and like silver, and they will certainly become to Jehovah people presenting a gift offering in righteousness. 4 And the gift offering of Judah and of Jerusalem will actually be pleasing to Jehovah, as in the days of long ago and as in the years of antiquity. 5 “I will come near to you for judgment, and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who take false oaths, against those who defraud the hired worker, the widow, and the fatherless child, and against those who refuse to help the foreigner. These have not feared me,” says Jehovah of armies.

“Watchtower” Study

The Watchtower (Study Edition) April 2014

Imitate the Faith of Moses


“By faith Moses, when grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.”—HEBREWS 11:24.
WHAT DOES MOSES’ EXAMPLE TEACH US ABOUT . . .
• the difference between planning for a temporary future and planning for an everlasting one?
• how Jehovah helps us to succeed in the assignments he gives us?
• why we need to look “intently” toward our future reward?

References and biblical texts


Acts 7:22;Hebrews 11:24-26;Hebrews 11:27;Hebrews 10:38-39;Hebrews 11:24-26;1 John 2:15-17;Psalms 73:18-19;Hebrews 11:24;Deuteronomy 6:5;Exodus 12:35-36;Psalms 136:15;Matthew 6:19-21;Deuteronomy 10:12-13;Hebrews 11:26;Exodus 2:13-14;Exodus 6:12;Exodus 3:12;Exodus 3:14;Exodus 4:2-5;Exodus 4:14-16;Deuteronomy 31:8;Deuteronomy 34:10-12;1 Timothy 1:12-14;Matthew 24:14;Matthew 28:19-20;Matthew 10:34-37;Isaiah 41:10;Isaiah 46:11;2 Corinthians 4:7;1 Thessalonians 5:11;Hebrews 11:26;Luke 20:37-38;Hebrews 11:17-19;Mark 13:32-33;Romans 8:25;2 Corinthians 4:16-18;Hebrews 11:1;1 Corinthians 2:14;Acts 17:18;Luke 22:32;Hebrews 11:27;
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(Acts 7:22) So Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. In fact, he was powerful in his words and deeds.
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(Hebrews 11:24-26) By faith Moses, when grown up, refused to be called the son of Phar′aoh’s daughter, 25choosing to be mistreated with the people of God rather than to have the temporary enjoyment of sin, 26because he considered the reproach of the Christ to be riches greater than the treasures of Egypt, for he looked intently toward the payment of the reward.
(Hebrews 11:27) By faith he left Egypt, but not fearing the anger of the king, for he continued steadfast as seeing the One who is invisible.
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(Hebrews 10:38-39) “But my righteous one will live by reason of faith,” and “if he shrinks back, I have no pleasure in him.” 39Now we are not the sort who shrink back to destruction, but the sort who have faith for the preserving of our lives.
(Hebrews 11:24-26) By faith Moses, when grown up, refused to be called the son of Phar′aoh’s daughter, 25choosing to be mistreated with the people of God rather than to have the temporary enjoyment of sin, 26because he considered the reproach of the Christ to be riches greater than the treasures of Egypt, for he looked intently toward the payment of the reward.
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(1 John 2:15-17) Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 16because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. 17Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.
(Psalms 73:18-19) Surely you place them on slippery ground. You make them fall to their ruin. 19How suddenly they are devastated! How sudden is their finish as they come to a terrible end!
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(Hebrews 11:24) By faith Moses, when grown up, refused to be called the son of Phar′aoh’s daughter,
(Deuteronomy 6:5) You must love Jehovah your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your strength.
(Exodus 12:35-36) The Israelites did what Moses had told them and asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and of gold as well as clothing. 36Jehovah gave the people favor in the eyes of the Egyptians, so that they gave them what they asked for, and they plundered the Egyptians.
(Psalms 136:15) He shook off Phar′aoh and his army into the Red Sea, For his loyal love endures forever.
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(Matthew 6:19-21) “Stop storing up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal. 20Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
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(Deuteronomy 10:12-13) “Now, O Israel, what is Jehovah your God asking of you? Only this: to fear Jehovah your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve Jehovah your God with all your heart and all your soul, 13and to keep the commandments and statutes of Jehovah that I am commanding you today for your own good.
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(Hebrews 11:26) because he considered the reproach of the Christ to be riches greater than the treasures of Egypt, for he looked intently toward the payment of the reward.
(Exodus 2:13-14) But he went out on the following day, and there were two Hebrew men fighting with each other. So he said to the one in the wrong: “Why do you strike your companion?” 14At this he said: “Who appointed you as a prince and a judge over us? Are you planning to kill me just as you killed the Egyptian?” Moses now was afraid and said: “Surely the matter has become known!”
(Exodus 6:12) However, Moses replied to Jehovah: “Look! The Israelites have not listened to me; how will Phar′aoh ever listen to me, as I speak with difficulty?”
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(Exodus 3:12) To this he said: “I will prove to be with you, and this is the sign for you that it was I who sent you: After you have brought the people out of Egypt, you people will serve the true God on this mountain.”
(Exodus 3:14) So God said to Moses: “I Will Become What I Choose to Become.” And he added: “This is what you are to say to the Israelites, ‘I Will Become has sent me to you.’”
(Exodus 4:2-5) Then Jehovah said to him: “What is that in your hand?” He answered: “A rod.” 3He said: “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it. 4Jehovah now said to Moses: “Reach out your hand and seize it by the tail.” So he reached out and seized it, and it became a rod in his hand. 5God then said: “This is so that they may believe that Jehovah the God of their forefathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you.”
(Exodus 4:14-16) Then Jehovah’s anger blazed against Moses, and he said: “What about your brother Aaron the Levite? I know that he can speak very well. And he is now on his way here to meet you. When he sees you, his heart will rejoice. 15So you must speak to him and put the words in his mouth, and I will be with you and him as you speak, and I will teach you men what to do. 16He will speak for you to the people, and he will be your spokesman, and you will serve as God to him.
(Deuteronomy 31:8) Jehovah is the one marching before you, and he will continue with you. He will neither desert you nor abandon you. Do not be afraid or be terrified.”
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(Deuteronomy 34:10-12) But there has never again arisen a prophet in Israel like Moses, whom Jehovah knew face-to-face. 11He performed all the signs and the miracles that Jehovah had sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Phar′aoh and all his servants and all his land, 12along with the mighty hand and the awesome power that Moses displayed before the eyes of all Israel.
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(1 Timothy 1:12-14) I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who imparted power to me, because he considered me faithful by assigning me to a ministry, 13although formerly I was a blasphemer and a persecutor and an insolent man. Nevertheless, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and with a lack of faith. 14But the undeserved kindness of our Lord abounded exceedingly along with faith and the love that is in Christ Jesus.
(Matthew 24:14) And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
(Matthew 28:19-20) Go, therefore, and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, 20teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. And look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.”
(Matthew 10:34-37) Do not think I came to bring peace to the earth; I came to bring, not peace, but a sword. 35For I came to cause division, with a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36Indeed, a man’s enemies will be those of his own household. 37Whoever has greater affection for father or mother than for me is not worthy of me; and whoever has greater affection for son or daughter than for me is not worthy of me.
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(Isaiah 41:10) Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.’
(Isaiah 46:11) I am calling a bird of prey from the sunrise, From a distant land the man to carry out my decision. I have spoken, and I will bring it about. I have purposed it, and I will also carry it out.
(2 Corinthians 4:7) However, we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the power beyond what is normal may be God’s and not from us.
(1 Thessalonians 5:11) Therefore, keep encouraging one another and building one another up, just as you are in fact doing.
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(Hebrews 11:26) because he considered the reproach of the Christ to be riches greater than the treasures of Egypt, for he looked intently toward the payment of the reward.
(Luke 20:37-38) But that the dead are raised up, even Moses made known in the account about the thornbush, when he calls Jehovah ‘the God of Abraham and God of Isaac and God of Jacob.’ 38He is a God, not of the dead, but of the living, for they are all living to him.”
(Hebrews 11:17-19) By faith Abraham, when he was tested, as good as offered up Isaac—the man who had gladly received the promises attempted to offer up his only-begotten son— 18although it had been said to him: “What will be called your offspring will be through Isaac.” 19But he reasoned that God was able to raise him up even from the dead, and he did receive him from there in an illustrative way.
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(Mark 13:32-33) “Concerning that day or the hour nobody knows, neither the angels in heaven nor the Son, but the Father. 33Keep looking, keep awake, for you do not know when the appointed time is.
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(Romans 8:25) But if we hope for what we do not see, we keep eagerly waiting for it with endurance.
(2 Corinthians 4:16-18) Therefore, we do not give up, but even if the man we are outside is wasting away, certainly the man we are inside is being renewed from day to day. 17For though the tribulation is momentary and light, it works out for us a glory that is of more and more surpassing greatness and is everlasting; 18while we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting.
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(Hebrews 11:1) Faith is the assured expectation of what is hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities that are not seen.
(1 Corinthians 2:14) But a physical man does not accept the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot get to know them, because they are examined spiritually.
(Acts 17:18) But some of both the Ep•i•cu•re′an and the Sto′ic philosophers began disputing with him, and some were saying: “What is it this chatterer would like to tell?” Others: “He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign deities.” This was because he was declaring the good news of Jesus and the resurrection.
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(Luke 22:32) But I have made supplication for you that your faith may not give out; and you, once you have returned, strengthen your brothers.”
(Hebrews 11:27) By faith he left Egypt, but not fearing the anger of the king, for he continued steadfast as seeing the One who is invisible.
References consulted on: Watchtower Library 2013 CD-ROM

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