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BAC Sermons

Deuteronomy Survey - These Words Are Your Life

1996-03-01 Deuteronomy Survey

Doubt and Destruction 1:1 These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel on the east side of Jordan in the wilderness 21 Behold, the LORD thy God has set the land before you...26 However you would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God: 27 And you murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us, he has brought us forth from the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us. 28 brethren discouraged our heart...29...Dread not, neither be afraid of them. 30 The LORD your God who goes before you, he shall fight for you, as...he did for you in Egypt before your eyes; 32 Yet in this thing you did not believe the LORD your God,

Trials 2:30 Sihon would not let us pass: for the LORD hardened his spirit...heart obstinate, so he might deliver him into thy hand


Don't Forget 4:1 Hearken, O Israel, to the statutes and to the judgments, which I teach you, to do them, that you may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers gives you. 2 You shall not add...nor diminish 9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest you should forget...seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them to thy sons, and thy sons' sons; 24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

4:26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you shall soon utterly perish...27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations...29 But if from there you shalt seek the LORD thy God, you shalt find him], if you shalt seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. 30 When you art in tribulation, and all these things have come upon you...if you shalt turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient to his voice; 31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake you, neither destroy you, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he swore to them.


Shema 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: 5 And you shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in thy heart: 7 And you shalt teach them diligently to thy children, and shalt talk of them when you sit in thy house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. 6:25 It shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he has commanded us.


Promisekeeper 7:7 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all people: 8 But loved you, because he would keep the oath which he had sworn to your fathers, has the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, who keeps covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; 10 And repays them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hate him, he will repay him to his face.


Provision 7:22 LORD will drive out nations before you little by little: not consume at once, lest the beasts of the field increase

8:3 humbled you, allowed hunger, and fed with manna,...know that man does not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedes out of the mouth of the LORD does man live. 4 Thy raiment not old neither has thy foot swelled, these forty years.


Perspective 8:17...say in thy heart, My power and might got me this wealth. 18 But you shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that gives you power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant...9:4 Speak not you in thy heart, after that the LORD thy God has cast them out from before you, saying, For my righteousness the LORD has brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD does drive them out from before you. 5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thy heart, do you go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God does drive them out from before you, and that he may perform the word which the LORD swore to thy fathers, Abraham...Jacob 6 Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God gives you not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for you art a stiffnecked people. 24 You have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you.


Big Five 10:12 And now, Israel, what does the LORD thy God require of you, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, 13 To keep the commandments of the LORD, and statutes, which I command you this day for thy good? 16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked. 17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible...


Prevention 11:16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and you turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; 18 Therefore lay up these my words in your heart and soul, bind them for a sign upon your hand...frontlets between your eyes. 19 And teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in thy house, and when you walk...lie down...rise up. 22 For if you shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave to him; 12:8 You shall not do...every man whatever is right in his own eyes.


Signs & Wonders 13:1 a prophet...give you a sign or a wonder, 2...shall come to pass...saying, Let us go after other gods, which you have not known, and let us serve them; 3 You shalt not hearken to the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God tempt you, to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.


Capital Deterrent 13:11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you.


Privileged People 14:2 For you art an holy people to the LORD thy God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a special people to himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.


Eat the Tithe 14:22 You shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field brings forth year by year. 23 And you shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy grain, of thy wine, and of thy oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that you may learn to fear the LORD thy God always. 25 Then shalt you turn it into money...go...26...whatever thy soul desires...wine...strong drink...eat before the LORD rejoice 28 At the end of three years bring forth all the tithe of thy increase...lay up within thy gates 29 Levite... stranger...fatherless...widow...within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless you in all the work of thy hand...

26:12 When you have finished tithing all the tithes of thy increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and have given it to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled...


Cancel Debts 15:1 At the end of every seven years you shalt make a release

Poor 15:10 You shalt surely give him, and thy heart shall not be grieved when you gives to him: because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless you in all thy works, and in all that you put thy hand to. 11 For the poor shall never cease from the land: therefore I command you, saying, You shalt open thy hand wide to thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land. 15 And you shalt remember that you was a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed you: therefore I command you this thing this day.

Giving 16:17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he has given you.

17:1 You shalt not sacrifice to the LORD thy God any blemish, any evilfavouredness: for that is an abomination to the LORD

Justice 17:6 At the mouth of two witnesses...7 The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shalt remove the evil from among you.


QT cf I Kg 10-11; 17:18 when he sits upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book...


Death for Adultery 19:20 those who remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil among you.


Holy War 20:4 For the LORD your God is he that goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you. 5 built a new house, and not dedicated it? 6  vineyard, and has not yet eaten of it? 7 betrothed a wife, and has not taken her? 8 fearful and fainthearted? 10...city to fight...proclaim peace to it 11...answer of peace, and open to you...bond servants to you, and they shall serve you. 12 if...no peace with you, but will make war against you, then you shalt besiege it: 13 when the LORD thy God has delivered it into thy hands, you shalt smite every male of it with the edge of the sword: 14 But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil of it, shalt you take to thyself; and you shalt eat the spoil of thy enemies, which the LORD thy God has given you. 17 But you shalt utterly destroy...Hittites 18 That they may not teach you to do after all their abominations, which they have done to their gods; so should you sin against the LORD your God.


Unholy Kids 21:18 If a man shall have a stubborn and rebellious son, who will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and who], when they have chastened him, will not hearken to them: 19 Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out to the elders of his city, and to the gate of his place; 20 And they shall say to the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. 21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he may die: so shalt you remove evil from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.


Polyester Pantsuits 22:5 A woman shall not wear what pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman's garment: all that do so are abomination to the LORD thy God. 11 You shalt not wear a garment of various sorts, as wool and linen together.


Poor Career Choices 23:17 There shall be no cult prostitute of the daughters of Israel, nor a cult prostitute of the sons of Israel.


Banking 23:20 To a stranger you may lend upon interest; but to thy brother you shalt not lend upon interest: that the LORD thy God may bless you in all that you settest thy hand to in the land where you go to possess it.

Promises 23:21 When you shalt vow a vow to the LORD thy God, you shalt not defer to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of you; and it would be sin in you. 23 That which is uttered by thy lips you shalt keep and perform; even a freewill offering, according as you have vowed to the LORD thy God, which you have promised with thy mouth.


Freeloading 23:24...thy neighbour's vineyard...satisfy thy appetite with grapes...pleasure; but you shalt not put any in thy vessel.


Workfare 24:19 when harvest in thy field, and has forgot a sheaf in the field, you shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless you in all the work of thy hands.


Divorce 24:1 taken a wife, and married her, and she finds no favour in his eyes, because he has found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.


Honeymoons 24:5 taken a wife, not go out to war, nor charged with any business: but be free at home one year, to cheer his wife

Polygamy 25:5 brethren dwell together, and one of them shall die...no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry outside to a stranger: her husband's brother...take her to him for a wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother to her.


Bless 28:1


Curse 28:15


Dispersion 28:63

29:4 Yet the LORD has not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, to this day. 5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes have not become old upon you, and thy shoe has not become old upon thy foot.


Hope & Life 30:1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things have come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you shalt call them to mind among all the nations, where the LORD thy God has driven you, 2 And shalt return to the LORD thy God, and shalt obey...with all thy heart, and with all thy soul; 3 LORD...compassion upon you, and will return and gather you from all the nations...6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thy heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, that you may live. 9 And the LORD thy God will make you to abound in every work...LORD will again rejoice over you for good  11 For this commandment which I command you this day, it is not hid from you, neither is it far off...14 But the word is very near to you, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that you may do it. 15 See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil; 16 In that I command you this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that you may live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless you in the land where you go to possess it. 17 But if thy heart shall turn away, so that you wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; 18 I declare to you this day, that you shall surely perish, and that you shall not prolong your days upon the land, where you pass over Jordan to go to possess it. 19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and thy seed may live: 20 That you may love the LORD thy God, and that you may obey his voice, and that you may cleave to him: for he is thy life


32:46 And he said to them, Set your hearts to all the words which I testify among you this day, which you shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. 47 They are not just idle words for you--they are your life


Questions for Reflection/Discussion/Response:

1. 1:27 Why do we doubt the goodness and love of God? What are the causes/consequences/correctives?

2. 2:30 What's our reaction when God allows difficult people into our lives? What can help us have a different response?

3. 4:2 How do we add to or are tempted to diminish the Word? How do you keep from forgetting?

4. Why does GT leave out verse 7:10? What are the consequences of a distorted/limited view of God?

5. 8:3 At what point did you come to realize that man doesn't life by bread alone? Times of need or plenty?

6. 10:12 Is there a necessary order or progression in the requirements? What would be the effect of deletions?

7. 11:16 Where do most people fail in following the "anti-deception" scheme? Where are you in danger?

8. How do you understand the words "Live" and "Life" as used in Deuteronomy? In the NT reward passages?