- Dr. John Ojewole
- Antioch, California, United States
- John is the under-shepherd of Agape International Church & Ministries Inc, Antioch, California and the President of Agape International Ministries Foundation, Inc (www.agapebfm.net) John has been a Preacher, Bible Teacher, Counselor and a mission-minded servant of God from 1984 till the present time. Married to Alice since 1987, he enjoys being a father to 2 sons and 1 daughter. He is available to preach, participate in evangelistic crusades and revivals, lead or participate in a Marriage Enrichment program internationally. John preaches on a weekly radio broadcast called "KNOW THE TRUTH" (Based on John 8:32)and the broadcast is aired every Sunday at Radio KDIA 1640AM. The broadcast is also accessible through the website of the radio station: www.kdia.com. You can follow him on twitter @agapebfm
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
A DEFINING MOMENT--Midweek Bible Study Notes
A DEFINING MOMENT
Midweek Bible Study Notes
Text: Deuteronomy 1:1–5 (NIV) These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel in the wilderness east of the Jordan—that is, in the Arabah—opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Dizahab. 2 (It takes eleven days to go from Horeb to Kadesh Barnea by the Mount Seir road.)
3 In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses proclaimed to the Israelites all that the Lord had commanded him concerning them. 4 This was after he had defeated Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, and at Edrei had defeated Og king of Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth.
5 East of the Jordan in the territory of Moab, Moses began to expound this law, saying:
“Deutero-nomy” means “second law.”
Three fundamental truths taught in Deuteronomy.
1. Yahweh is unique Deut 6:4; 7:25; 4:35; 10:17 ;
2. Israel is a unique people Deut. 4:31;7:6;6:23
3. A unique relationship existed between God and Israel Deut 29:13;32:6
“Some clergy prepare their sermons; others prepare themselves.” Samuel Wilberforce
1. The Recipients of the Speech Deuteronomy 1:1 (NIV) These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel in the wilderness east of the Jordan—that is, in the Arabah—opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Dizahab
Cf. Deut. 34:12
2. The Location of the Speech
Deuteronomy 1:1 (NIV) These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel in the wilderness east of the Jordan—that is, in the Arabah—opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Dizahab.
Deuteronomy 1:5 (ESV) 5 Beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses undertook to explain this law, saying,
3. The Original Source of the Speech Deuteronomy 1:3 (NLT) 3 But forty years after the Israelites left Egypt, on the first day of the eleventh month,* Moses addressed the people of Israel, telling them everything the Lord had commanded him to say.
Amos 3:8 (ESV)
8 The lion has roared;
who will not fear?
The Lord God has spoken;
who can but prophesy?”
2 Corinthians 4:13 (HCSB) 13 And since we have the same spirit of faith in keeping with what is written, I believed, therefore I spoke, we also believe, and therefore speak.
4. The Timing of the Speech
Deuteronomy 1:4 (GNB) This was after the Lord had defeated King Sihon of the Amorites, who ruled in the town of Heshbon, and King Og of Bashan, who ruled in the towns of Ashtaroth and Edrei.
5. The Specific Purpose of the Speech
“It seems like I have spent my life trying to help people get home.” -- Charles L. Allen