Clean and Unclean Meats – Key Scriptures

CLEAN AND UNCLEAN MEATS:

  • Our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made! (Psalm 119:14).
  • The God who designed, created, and made our body has revealed some essential basic knowledge about which meats can be eaten to keep our bodies functioning in tip-top shape; and which ones he never intended us to eat – as these will bring on sickness, disease, aches, pains and a dulled mind.
  • Just as every plant that God caused to grow out of the ground was not designed for food, so it is with animal flesh. Everything was created with a purpose, but not everything for the purpose of eating.
  • Jesus who came to set us an example did eat meat (Genesis 18:7-8; Luke 24:42-43).
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Tithing – Third Tithe – Key Scriptures

TITHING – THIRD TITHE:

  • In ancient Israel, God instructed His people to set aside a special tithe to assist those in need such as orphans, widows, strangers, and Levites.

Deuteronomy 26:12-13:  V12 “When you have finished laying aside all the tithe of your increase in the third year – the year of tithing – and have given it to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, so that they may eat within your gates and be filled.

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Tithing – Second Tithe – Key Scriptures

  • Is there more than one tithe mentioned in the Bible? (Deuteronomy 12:1, 5-17).

Deuteronomy 12:5 “But you shall seek the place where the LORD your God chooses, out of all your tribes, to put His name for His dwelling place; and there you shall go.”

  • What were they to come there for?

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Tithing – First Tithe – Key Scriptures

  • Does God reveal Himself as the Creator and Owner of everything? (Psalm 24:1; Job 41:11; Exodus 19:5; Haggai 2:8).

God created everything and by virtue of that creation He owns it all!  Therefore he has a prior claim to ownership of all that is produced out of His earth.  Yet God requires us to return to Him only 10 percent of what our efforts produce and earn.  God, in turn, uses the 10 percent He claims as His own for proclaiming His Gospel message – the good news of the coming Kingdom of God and the peace, joy, happiness and prosperity it will bring to mankind.

  • Did Abraham tithe? (Genesis 14:17-20; Hebrews 7:1-4).

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The Sabbath – Key Scriptures

  • What is the fourth commandment? (Exodus 20:8-11; Deuteronomy 5:12-15).
  • Is the Sabbath to be a holy convocation (commanded assembly)? (Leviticus 23:2).
  • For whom did Jesus say the Sabbath was made? (Mark 2:27).
  • Jesus Christ is Lord of the Sabbath because He made it Mark 2:28). God the Father created all things through Him (Colossians 1:13-16).
  • When did God make the Sabbath? (Genesis 2:2).

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