Well today is Day 50. We have come a long ways in such a short time. With a lot more to go.Grandma is only going to cover numbers for tomorrow's lesson and give you some recipes.The Bible lesson is around the book of Numbers. Faith Alive asks thes following questions in the beginning. " How does Numbers show us God's love? In Numbers, God shows his steadfast commitment to bless his people in spite of their rebelliousness. He gives Aaron a special blessing., called a benediction, to pronounce on the people, and, God says, "I will belss them" (Numbers 6:27). When a foreign prophet, Balaam, wants to curse Israel, God forces him to bless them instead..
Whom...did God inspire to write this book? This is the fourth book written by Moses.
When ...did this happen? The events in this book happened between` 1445 and 1405 BC.
Where...did this happen? Numbers1-10 happened at Mount Sinai. Numbers 11-14 happened just outside Canaan. The rest of the book tells about the wanderings in the wilderness and the return to Canaan forty years later.
What...special messages does this book give us? After seeing so many wonders by God, the Israelites who were led out of Egypt nevertheless rebel against him. By doing so, they forfeit the privilege of entering the promised land.
...action happens in this book? The israelites are frightened by the power of the Canaanites. They desobey when God tells them to attack Canaan. The Israelites wander in the desert for forty years until all tie adults who disobeyed God have died.
...important people do we meet? Moses and Aaron are key characters in this book.
...are some of the stories in this book?
God gives a special blessing. Numbers 6
Spies explore Canaan. Numbers 13
The Israelites disobey God. Numbers 14
Korah leads a rebellion. Numbers 16
Balaam tries to curse Israel. Numbers 22-24
Israel defeats the Midianites. Numbers 31"
The cover 1:46 Faith Alive asks in "Did You Know? Do we know how many Israelites came out of Egypt? This chapeter tells the number of men twenty years and older. Most men this age were married, and many had families. If you multiply Numbers 1:46 by four, you weill know about how many Israelites Moses led from slavery in Egypt."
In covering 2:17 Faith Alive asks in "Did You Know? What was in the center of the Israelite camp? The tabernacle was in the center of the camp. Here the tabernackle was in the center of the camp. Here the tabernacle is called the Tent of Meeting, because this tent church was where God met with his people. Each Israelite tribe had its own area to the north, south, east, or west of the tabernacle."
In explaining 3:6 Faith Alive asks this question in "Did You Know? How were the Levites special? The tribe of Levi was set apart. The priests were of this tribe, and other members helped take care of and move the tabernacle. Numbers 3-4 tell the different jobs of Levite families."
In chapter 4 the Kohathites were counted and the Gershonites and the Merarites. It also talks about the Numbering of the Levite Clans. Failth Alive talks about the Lampstand in Life In Bible Times "The lampstand, called the menorah(men-OH-rah), had to be packed very carefully by the Levites who took care of the tabernacle and later of God's temple. According to Exodus 37:17-24 the lampstand was made of seventy-five pounds of pure gold!"
Chapter 5 Talks about the purity of the camp, Restitution for Wrongs, The test of Unfaithfullness of wives, If a person wanted to become a Nazirite(for they had to let their hair grow) Failth Alive tells about the hairsyles in "Life In Bible Times...Most men in Israel did not have long hair. But a man who made a special "Nazirite" vow to God had to let his hair grow. The most famous Nazirite in the Bible was Samson. He lost his amazing stringth when his hair was cut off. You can rad about Samson in Judges 16."
Faith Alive gives " Words to Remember 6:24-26 The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."
In chapter 7 is talks about Offerings. Chapter 8 is about Settin up the Lamps, Settin Apart of the Levites. Chapter 9 is talking about the Passover and the Cloud above the Tabernacle. Faith Alive says in "Did You Know? Why did God place a cloud over the tabernacle? God himself appeared in a cloud to remind Israel he was with them. The cloud also guided the Israelites in the wilderness. Israel followed the cloud when it moved, and stopped when it stopped moving."
Chapter 10 is about the Silver Trumpets and when the Israelities Leave Sinai.
The Lord becomes angry In chapter 11 and fire comes from him. Then quail come from him.
Faith Alive in talking about 11:1-9, 31-34 says in "Let's Live It!-Be Satisfied--Before you read the Bible story check on what God has given you. Count(or guess) how many you have of each thing on this list.
____shirts or blouses ____toys
____Pants or jeans ______books
____pairs of socks ______markers or crayons
____pairs of shoes ______meals and snacks a day
_____sweaters ______Tvs, radios, video games
Thank God for all that you have. If your list shows there is something you really need, talk to God about it in prayer."
Chapter 12 is about Miriam and Aaron Opposing Moses. Then in Chapter 13 they explore Canaan and report on it. In Chapter 14 they rebel. Faith Alive says in "Let's Live It! Numbers 13:26-14:24 The Second Commandment--"You shall not misuse the name of the Lord Your God"(Exodus 20:7) There are many ways God's name can me misused. Martin Luter writes. "We should fear and love God so that we do not curse, swear, use satanic arts, lie, or deceive by his name."
The most serious way God's name is misused is when people claim to speak for him and do not teach the truth. Read Numbers 13:26-14:24. God knew how wonderful the land of Canaan was. Whom did God call to speak for him? What were they supposed to say to the people for God? What did they say instead? By discouraging the people, the spies lied and deceived by God's name. They made the people afraid, though God had really said he would enable them to conquer the promised land.
Luther writes that we should use God's name to "call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks. " Having returned from the promised land the spies had an excellent opportunity to call on God's name. How about you? Think about when you are scared, happy, or thankful. These are grreat times for you to use God's name!"
In Chapter 14 as you will read some of the Israelites rebelled against Moses and decided to go up into the hill country in which the Amalekites and Canaanites would attack outsiders. Moses worned them but they went anyway and were beat down.
In chapter 15 God talks to Moses about Supplementary Offerings, Offerings for Unintentional Sins. Then it tells about a man that gathered wood on the Sabbath day and God ordered him put to death. The Lord also talks to Moses about tassles on the corners of clothing is as a reminder of the commandments to obey God then they can never forget. Faith Alive talks about them through "Life in Bible Times...Blue cords, or long fringes containing a blue thread, were sewed as tassels on the corner of Hebrew clothing. The blue tassels were reminders to help the Israelites remember God and his commandments."
In chapter 16 a group of people, their family etc. rose up against Moses asking him why he has placed himself as the high priest saying that they are just as holy so why does Moses and his family have higher rank. Moses falls at his feet and points out that it is wrong for them to be unthankful for what God has given them and expect so much more. That it is God's decision who should do what and it should not be questioned what God decides. He told them to come before God along with Aaron and god would tell them who belonged where. These three men Korah, Dathan, and Abiram; along with the elders of Israel following them. The Lord told Moses and Aaron to seperate themselves from all the men because he was going to destroy them all. Moses and Aaron stopped God saying it was not right for him to destroy his creation because of one man. Then God told Moses to seperate these three men from the rest and let punishment happen. When the three men went to their tents seperated from the rest Moses spoke as they stood at their tent entrances with their families. He told the congregation that if the men died of natural causes then no worry for their wrongs that the Lord did not send for them to sit before him or serve him in his presence. However, if they are appointed by God then the earth will swallow them up. No more had Moses got the words out than the earth began to tremble and it opened up and took these three men, their families and all their belongings with it and fire came out from God and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense. He ordered Eleazar to gather the censars and told him what he waaanted him to do with them stating that they were Holy. Faith Alive states what the Censers were in "Life In Bible Times...Israel's priests burned sweet-smelling incense in censers that looked like small shovels or scoops. Incense was burned with fire from the altar of sacrifice."
The next day the people started grumbling at Moses and Aaron again saying that had caused all this among their people. God came before them and told Moses and Aaron to get out of the way and that they better get their censors to offer atonement to the people because a plague was already started among them for their doings. Aaron stood between the living and the dead offering incense as atonement. However, 14,700 of them died from that plague.
Chapter 17 has something to do with the staff being seperated among the men and the one that sprouts buds is the one that will belong to the one as the priest. Well when the morning came Aaron's staff not only sprouted but had budded almonds. God felt this way there would be no more grumble against Moses.
In chapter 18 God told Aaron that the Levites would help with the tent area now, but only Aaron could be near the sanctuary or take care of the front or else they would all face death. He said, all the most holy offerings would now be Aaron's as grain or sin and guilt offerings. He said that part belonged to Aaron. "Eat it as something most holy; every male shall eat it. You must regard it as holy/" He gave Aaron and his family all the wave offerings, finest olive oil and new wine, the first fruits of their harvest. Those that eat of these things must be ceremonially clean. Anything that was devoted to God as the first offspring. That he must redeem them at the redemption price set at five shekels of silver, which weighed about twenty gerahs(about 2 ounces or 55 grams). He was not to redeem the firstborn of an ox, a sheep, or a goat; they are holy. Sprinkle their blood on the altar and burn their fat as an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the Lord. He said the meat belonged to Aaron and anyone in his family ceremonially clean. However, he said nothing of Israel land will belong to him though; non of the inheritance among the Israelites. He said he would give the tithes to the Levites but that was it. But from now on the Israelites were not to go near the tent . That the job and responsibility of the tent would be up to the Levites.
Faith Alive talks about Numbers 18:1-7 in "Let's Live It!-The Third Commandment--"Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy"(Exodus 20:8).
God gave Israel many specific rules for worship. He told them exactly how to build the Tent of Meeting and how the priests and Levites were to care for it. Sacrifices and offerings had to be done exactly. And one day every week, the Sabbath, was devoted completely to worship.
Today God lets us be very flexible in worship.(See why in Colossians 2:16-17.) Plan a family devotion with favorite hymns, Bible readings and, and prayersl Here's what Martin Luther says about worship: "We should fear and love God so that we do not despise preaching and his Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it.""
Capters 19 and 20 talk about the water and cleansing of the water. Faith Alive explains 20;12 in "Did You Know? Why didn't God let Moses enter the promised land? This was a consequence of disobedience. God had told Moses to speak to a rock, and it would give the Israelites water. Instead, Moses took his staff and hit the rock two times. Moses had failed to trust and honor God. We show respect for God by obeying him in all things.
Chapter 20 also talks about how king Edom of Kadesh would not let the Israeli pass through their land and then Edom attacked the people, then Aaron died and they passed his clothing over to his son upon his dying.
In chapter 21 The Canaanite king of Arad attacked the people and captured some. The people begged God for help if they would destroy the city of Arad and the people completely. Then they started complaining again. This time the Lord sent venomous snakes out after them. The people begged Moses to talk to God and ask him to stop. God told Moses to make a bronze snake to put on a stake. If they looked at the snake on the pole they would live. Faith Alive says in "Did You Know? What did Jesus say about the bronze snake? Jesus said that he would be lifted up on a pole(John 3:14) like the bronze snake Moses made. Jesus was talking about being crucified. People in Moses' time who, believe in God's words, looked at the bronze snake were saved from the poisonous snakes. People today who believe God's invitation to look to Jesus for forgiveness are saved from their sins."
The Israelites moved on and camped at Oboth, from Oboth they camped in Iye Abarim and then Zered Valley and then alongside Arnon and on and on to Moah. Next they asked Sihon king of Amorites to let them pass and then again the attacked the Israeli who fought and defeated them and then all the Amorite cities were destroyed, the people of Moab deserted the city because they had seen what the Israeli had done to the other cities and were afraid. There is a story called Balaam's Donkey who knew the angel of God was before them on the road and would have killed them if it had not been the donkey was so smart. Faith Alive talks about it in "Let's Live It!; Numbers 22:1-20;24:10-14 God in Control--Balak, king of Moab, wanted Balaam to curse the Israelites so that bad things would happen to them. Then the Israelites would not be able to conquer Moab. But Balaam couldn't curse them. He could only say what God told him to say:good things about the Israelites and their God.Faith Alive talk about donkeys in "Life in Bible Times...In Bible times even important people rode on small donkeys. When a king rode a donkey into a nation or city, it meant he was coming in peace. Aking who was going to war rode a horse. The most important person to ever ride a donkey was Jesus. He rode a donkey into Jerusalem to show he came in peace. Matthew 21 tells us that the people who were in Jerusalem that day praised God and threw branches and theircoats on the road in front of Jesus.
Isn't it wonderful to know God is in control! Satan would always like to harm us, but God keeps him on a short leash. For another expression of God in control, protecting us, read Psalm46
Chapters 23 & 24 goes through all these Oracle's of Balaam's Faith Alive asks "Did You KNow? What is an oracle? An oracle is a message from God. God gave Balaam several messages of blessing. One of Balaam's oracles even foretold Christ. (Compare Numbers 24:17 with Matthew 2:1-2.)"
In chapter 25 While Israel was staying in Shttim, the men were engaging in sexual activity and being discraceful. God put another plague one the people that killed 24,000.
Phinehas, son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, turned God's anger away from the Israelites. God told Moses to tell Phinehas that he is making a covenant of peace with him. He said he and his descendants will have covenant of a lasting priesthood, because he was zealous for the honor of his God and made atonement for the Israelites. The Midianites will be treated as enemies.
In chapter 26 a Second Census was made.
In chapter 27 Zelophehad's daughters were talked about were talked about. Faith Alive says in "Did You Know? Why are the daughters of Zelophehad important? In Israel, sons inherited family property. However, the daughters of Zelophehad said they should get property because they had no brother. The Lord told moses the women were right. Women as well as men could inherit property." Therefore Moses brought it forward to the Lord. Therefore, it is made a law. Then God reminds Moses of his wrong doing in the desert with the water. Moses says yes, but says someone should be appointed to lead the people into their land. Therefore, God says Joshua, son of Nun, is the one he choses to do it. He told Moses he must teach him some things and he must be put before the community before Eleazar and be blessed. They were to do all this so the people knew he was in control and they were to listen to him.
In chapters 28 and 29 all the offerings are reviewed to the people and all of the Feasts and the Passover and the Day of Atonement. They are told these must be kept just the way they have been taught.
Chapter 30 goes in to Vows and how they are carried out. Faith Alive says in "Let's Live It!-Sincerely Yours--You may not remember, but if you've been baptized, you once made a vow to God. A vow is a solemn, significant promise. If you were just a baby when you were baptized, a sponsor may have spoken the vow for you, but here's what you said in your heart: "I won't belong to the devil anymore. I promise I'll belong to God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, because I believe Jesus is my Saviour."
How could you make or keep such a promise? By God's grace, through Baptism, the Holy Spirit entered your heart and made you a believer in Christ. And he empowers you to live as a forgiven child of God. (Read more about this in Titus 3:3-7.)
At confirmation, Christians "confirm" (emphasize by repeating) their baptismal vow. Here's something you probably did or will promise at your confirmation: Do you intend faithfully to conform all your life to the divine Word, to be faithful in the use of God's Word and sacraments, and in faith, word, and action to remain true to God even to death? I do so intend by the grace of God.
It is God's will that we keep our vows. That's why it is so good to know God surely will keep the vow he made at our Baptism--to be our loving and forgiving God forever!"
Chapter 31 is where the Lord said to Moses that they must take vengeance on the Midianites for leading the Israelites in so many being killed. However, they are to preserve the women who have not engaged in sexual activity. The spoils were to be divided among the soldiers who go to battle against them.
Chapter 32 goes in to the Reubenites and Gadites, called the Transjordan Tribes, who did want to stay in Israel with Israelites. The wanted to stay in the land East of Jordan. They said they would fight the battles with the Israelites and make sure they were settled. He warned the Transjordan Tribes that the Lord has already faced the Israelites in entering the land betrothed to them when their fathers from Kadesh Barnea were sent over to look the land over, They discouraged the Israelites from entering the land the Lord had given them. That the Lord's agner was so aroused that he swore an oath that none of them would be allowed into the land but Caleb, son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua, son of Nun, because they followed the Lord wholeheartedly. Therefore the rest was sent out to wonder in the desert forty years, until the whole generation of those who had done evil in his sight were gone. Moses convinced them that they must do what God asks of them. Later if they want to return to this land then they can. Therefore, they agreed and it told of their settlements later. Faith Alive has this to say: "Did You Know? What are the Transjordan tribes? The tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh are the Transjordan tribes. The men in these tribes built farms and homes on the east side of the Jordan river. The Other Israilte tribes settled on the west side. The name Transjordan means "across the Jordan" from the other Israelites."
Chapter 33 goes through the stages of travel the Israelites went through.
Chapter 34 is the boundaries of the Canaan.
Chapter 35 gives the towns for the Levites and goes through what the Cities of Refuge are and what they were. Faith Alive has this to say in "Life in Bible Times...God said that people who murder others must die (Numbers 35:16-21). But someone who kills another accidentally should not die(numbers 35:22-25). In israel when a person killed someone by accident he or she could hurry to one of these six cities of refuge and be safe. No one in Israael lived more than one day's journey from a city of refuge.
The last Chapter which is number 36 tells Zelophehad's daughters the ust marry someone from their tribe to inherit the land from their father; so they agree and do it.
There is a lot that can be done with this Book from the Bible. You can work with the Numbers to see how many people were left to go to Israel. You can add up miles or trace out the trail on a map. You can also Discuss your feelings about everything. Do some role play or make puppets or dolls. The children can talk about what they would do if they were in charge of these people and how God could make people do the right things.
Remember to care out you work for the day and do some childrobotics. I home you have been trying out some things on the videos in the lesson last week for you. Later this week Grandma will go back into the American History book and finish the 1700's so we can move forward into the 1800's. Be sure to work on your Jounals, yearbooks, schedules and assignments, along with the Newspaper.
A gentleman by the name of August Ferdinand Mobius, German mathematician and astronomer. The mobius strip is named after him. Can your children and you think of other scientists whose names are associated with their contributions? Here are a few: Richter and Jarvis, Diesel, Watt, Ampere, Bunsen, Ford etc. He was born in 1790 on Sunday November 17. Billy Graham, a famous American clergyman that preformed church on TV one evening a week for a certain period of time each year. Lots of people came to his chapel service and many watched him on TV. He was born in 1918.
Sunday was Homemade Bread Day. We are to gather recipes to try. Maybe we will just have bread rolls etc. made for Thanksgiving. Book 1 says to find substitutions to make the breads more helthful as egg whites for eggs, butter, skim milk, whole wheat, no corn syrup or soy beans.
For November 18 Louis Daguerre, French painter and inventor of the daguerreotype, the first practical method of photography was born in 1789. In 1899 Eugene Ormandy, Hungarian-born conductor, was born. Book 1 says to try to figure out the various instruments played in an orchestra and how they are divided.
In 1923 Alan Shepard was born. He was a U.S. astronaut who was the first american in space.
The last birthday for the day is that of Mickey Mouse, famous cartoon character . He began in 1928. He appeared in the film cartoon Steamboat Willie, I t premiered in New York with Walt Disney. Before long Mickey Mouse was a leading star. People all over have bought Millions of Mickey Mouse items. See if you can name all the other cartoons that have followed him.
a famous event is under today: William Tell was forced to shoot an apple off his son's head by an Austrian bailiff in 1307.