4th Quarter 2021-Present Truth in Deuteronomy

The story goes like this: during the reign of King Josiah in Jerusalem (640-609 b.c.), someone, probably working in the temple, found a copy of a book, and the book was read before King Josiah. “Now it happened, when the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, that he tore his clothes” (2 Kings 22:11, NKJV). Why? Because he realized that he and his people were not obeying what was written in the book.

Then, on the basis of that book, called the “Book of the Covenant” (2 Kings 23:2, NKJV), Josiah began a great reformation. We can read about that reformation in 2 Kings 23.

What was the book that had such an impact on the king and his nation? It is believed to be Deuteronomy, our study for this quarter.

The fifth, and last, of the Five Books of Moses, Deuteronomy—a name that comes from the Latin word deuteronomium (which means “second law”)—could be summarized as follows:

Having left Egypt, and having entered into the covenant at Sinai with the Lord, the children of Israel—instead of going directly to Canaan—wandered in the wilderness for 40 years. When the 40 years were finished and the Hebrews were finally about to cross over to the Promised Land, Moses spoke to them in a series of speeches. The essence of those speeches was: you’re now about to enter the Promised Land. Finally! Don’t forget what the Lord has done for you, and don’t forget what He asks of you now, which is to love Him with all your heart and soul and to reveal that love by obedience to all His commandments, all according to the covenant.

And, to stress the importance of the covenant, Moses repeated to the people the Ten Commandments, the legal foundation of their obligations in the covenant that the Lord had first cut with their fathers, and was doing so, again, but now with them—right on the borders of Canaan.

Hence, we ask: Might there be parallels with what the children of Israel, on the borders of the Promised Land, faced—and what we, today, right on the border of the Promised Land (only a much better one), face, as well?

Thus, the topic for this quarter, which is called “Present Truth in the Book of Deuteronomy.” And that’s what we’re going to look at: present truth messages that we can take from God’s words to His covenant people.

In this quarter, we will look at Deuteronomy topically, covering themes such as the everlasting covenant, law and grace, what it means to love God and your neighbor, and—most important of all—how the book of Deuteronomy reveals to us the love of God, which was most powerfully made manifest in the death of Jesus on the cross and His resurrection.





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Contents and Introduction

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Lesson 01

September 25–October 1

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October 2–October 8

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Lesson 03

October 9–October 15

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Lesson 04

October 16–October 22

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Lesson 05

October 23–October 29

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Lesson 06

October 30–November 5

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Lesson 07

November 6–November 12

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Lesson 08

November 13–November 19

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Lesson 09

November 20–November 26

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Lesson 10

November 27–December 3

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Lesson 11

December 4–December 10

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Lesson 12

December 11–December 17

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Lesson 13

December 18–December 24

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Lesson 01

September 25–October 1

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Lesson 02

October 2–October 8

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Lesson 03

October 9–October 15

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Lesson 04

October 16–October 22

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Lesson 05

October 23–October 29

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Lesson 06

October 30–November 5

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Lesson 07

November 6–November 12

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Lesson 08

November 13–November 19

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Lesson 09

November 20–November 26

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Lesson 10

November 27–December 3

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Lesson 11

December 4–December 10

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Lesson 12

December 11–December 17

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Lesson 13

December 18–December 24

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Artboard 1 Easy Reading Edition

Contents and Introduction

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Lesson 01

September 25–October 1

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Lesson 02

October 2–October 8

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Lesson 03

October 9–October 15

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Lesson 04

October 16–October 22

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Lesson 05

October 23–October 29

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Lesson 06

October 30–November 5

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Lesson 07

November 6–November 12

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Lesson 08

November 13–November 19

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Lesson 09

November 20–November 26

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Lesson 10

November 27–December 3

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Lesson 11

December 4–December 10

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Lesson 12

December 11–December 17

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Lesson 13

December 18–December 24

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This Week

October 23–October 29
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Next Week

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