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Deuteronomy CBR Tweets

#HarborCBR  Deuteronomy starts today! Need a fresh start in your life, or the chance to fix the wrongs of your family's past? Join me! 5 ch/week.

Dt1-A fresh start begins w/ reviewing the past--even the bad & ugly. Remembering keeps us from repeating, & reminds us of grace. #HarborCBR

Dt2-In reviewing the past, God gives us examples of others who been blessed as he promises to bless us. He can be trusted. #HarborCBR

Dt3-In reviewing the past, God reminds us of His victories for us. This gives us confidence to redeem the past: God fights for us! #HarborCBR

Dt3,2-Reading this with Ryan this morning. His take: When we fight with God on our side, we always win! #HarborCBR #HarborCBRwithRyan

Dt4-The past shows God is near(7), wise(8), rescuer(20), jealous(24), and merciful(31). The future will be different because of Him. #HarborCBR

Dt5-God has spoken! Fresh start/fixing the past happens as we trust God by following his ways. His instruction brings full life. #HarborCBR

Dt6-A fresh start begins w/a relationship w/God. Love&obedience is our part. Rescue&good life is His. Take care not to forget Him! #HarborCBR

Dt7-This is shockingly good and bad: bad for those judged by God, good for those blessed by Him. The difference? A relationship w/Him #HarborCBR

Dt7,2-Why the destruction of the nations? Evil tyrannies that oppress, abuse power and rebel for over 400 years (see Genesis 15:16). #HarborCBR

Dt7,3-When people understand the people God judges, they rethink their opposition to judgment and ask, "Why did God wait so long?" #HarborCBR

Dt7,4-Amazing: a chapter so clear on judgment has explanations of God's amazing grace & love. They fit together at the cross of Jesus. #HarborCBR

Dt8-The key to a fresh start: take care not to forget God or his ways. God's discipline is designed to humble us, and bring us home. #HarborCBR

Dt9-A fresh start means not thinking too highly of yourself. We often repeat sins of the past. Owning this is key to not repeating it. #HarborCBR

Dt10-A fresh start is all about God: He is worthy of our respect; worthy to be followed, loved, and served w/all your heart & soul. #HarborCBR

Dt11-What does it mean to obey God? v22-Love Him, walk in all His ways, and hold fast to Him. Great pictures of a real relationship! #HarborCBR

Dt12-A fresh start means sometimes breaking with the bad influences around you. It takes effort to be the new you! #HarborCBR

Dt13-Our commitment to a fresh start is tested by God, to see if we're sincere. God calls for devotion, and idolatry is not tolerated. #HarborCBR

Dt14-A fresh start means tithing, which = celebration! Does God really say, "buy wine or hard liquor, whatever your appetite craves"? #HarborCBR

Dt15-A fresh start produces a community of open-handed generosity: willing to forgive debts and share. Blessed by God to bless others. #HarborCBR

Dt16-A fresh start includes a year with set celebrations! God's past salvation and present provision give future confidence. PARTY! #HarborCBR

Dt17-A fresh start includes God using people to govern His community. He restores us to His image. Our leadership should reflect that. #HarborCBR

Dt18-A fresh start includes God as reward! We need no other gods or practices, just people who remind us of His word and ways. #HarborCBR

Dt19-A fresh start includes a community protected from rage-blinded revenge and lying. Truth and justice hold any community together. #HarborCBR

Dt20-A fresh start becomes sober reality when we see judgment day arise. We're grateful that God has put us on His side. #HarborCBR

Dt20,2-"Do not fear or panic or be in dread, for the LORD your God is he who goes with you to fight for you, to give you the victory." #HarborCBR

Dt21-God creates community where those who were defenseless care for the defenseless: captive/unloved women, parents, even criminals. #HarborCBR

Dt22-A new life means God is welcome in everyday life. Thoughtfulness & protecting the abusable are fruits of knowing He is with us! #HarborCBR

Dt23-A new life excludes uncleanness. Good news that Jesus makes us clean. We who believe in him will never be excluded. #HarborCBR

Dt24-God's laws show what He's like. Protector, celebrator, adopter, benevolent, provider. His laws lead us to become like Him. #HarborCBR

Dt25-A fresh start means community seeking justice for all: widows dignified, criminals respected, borrowers and lenders don't abuse. #HarborCBR

Dt26-A fresh start includes giving to God. All we have comes from Him. We live in covenant, living for Him because He gave all for us. #HarborCBR

Dt27-For a fresh start: renew your vows w/God. We become His people. We commit to His word, rehearsing its blessings and curses. #HarborCBR

Dt28-Blessings & curses in this life foreshadow eternity. Striking to see the curses experienced in our country today(v30-36). #HarborCBR

Dt28,2-The chapter turns on one word: IF(v1,15,58). God's requirement? "Serve the LORD your God with joyfulness & gladness of heart." #HarborCBR

Dt29-A fresh start/a relationship w/God is a sworn covenant. We pledge love and glad service. He pledges blessing and protection. #HarborCBR

Dt30-When your fresh start fails (and it will), if you return to God, He'll have compassion and welcome you back to start fresh again. #HarborCBR

Dt31-A fresh start succeeds when God goes before us. His past victories for us give us strong confidence for our future. #HarborCBR

Dt31,2-A fresh start is lived by being strong and courageous! Don't fear for God is with you! He will not leave you or forsake you. #HarborCBR

Dt31,3-Every generation needs leaders to set the example for God's people. They show that it's possible to be strong and courageous. #HarborCBR

Dt31,4-Every 7 years the whole law is read to the people at the nation-wide party that celebrated the Exodus. Remember your salvation! #HarborCBR

Dt31,5-The purpose of God's Covenant: that we hear & fear Him. Fear doesn't mean be afraid. He says, "Do not fear." It means to honor. #HarborCBR

Dt31,6-The prediction of Israel's failure is startling. Is it love that God goes through with it even though He knows they'll fail? #HarborCBR

Dt32-A fresh start sings songs that review the past, remember God's work, reveal our failures, and renew our relationship w/Him. #HarborCBR

Dt33-Knowing their future decisions, God blesses his people. He walks w/us until we walk away from Him. Even then He invites us back. #HarborCBR

Dt34-Though Moses died, God assured him of the future of his people. Moses' eye was undimmed, his vigor unabated. May we end that way! #HarborCBR


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Numbers CBR Tweets

#HarborCBR Numbers (3rd book of Bible) is called "in the desert" in the Hebrew Bible. A great title that connects when we feel like life is a desert!

Num1-in the desert, God numbers his people. He knows every one of us, and he prepares us to overcome the challenges ahead. #HarborCBR

Num2-in the desert, God lives and travels with his people. Whenever we struggle, wherever we struggle, He is with us. #HarborCBR

Num3-God is an organizational leader, giving his people direction and responsibility. It's what we also need in life's deserts. #HarborCBR

Num4-cont from ch3. In life's deserts, God is w/us in all his holiness. Without Jesus, God's holiness is not safe. #HarborCBR

Num5-Restitution (repay + 20%) makes grace 2-way in reconciliation. Plus, God protects women from jealous husbands. #HarborCBR

Num6-in the desert passion and devotion are holy. God deserves It and He blesses it with His approval. #HarborCBR

Num7-in the desert, God deserves worship and honor. He gives forgiveness & acceptance. AND God speaks to us! #HarborCBR

Num8-in the desert, God deserves first place. It's good news that He accepts a holy substitute to make atonement for our sins. #HarborCBR

Num9-in the desert, remember the Exodus! God has set you free from slavery! And he leads us every day by His word and Spirit. #HarborCBR

Num10--in the desert, the journey begins, and God is leading every step of the way. Look for Him, don't try to escape the desert. #HarborCBR

Num11--Don't complain! A desert lies between us and the Promised Land. God he will judge, and he will care for his leaders. #HarborCBR

Num11, 2--Complain! But do it right! If in rebellion, God will judge. If in devotion to God, God will meet your needs. #HarborCBR

Num12--Bad complaining, this time from leaders! Jealous ambition is fruitless, it will come to nothing but judgment. #HarborCBR

Num13-in the desert great faith looks not at the size of your trials, but the size of your God. We conquer thru Him who loved us. #HarborCBR

Num14-In the desert, doubt and fear kill faith, make us blind/forget the evidence of God. Thank Jesus for interceding as Moses! #HarborCBR

Num15--In the desert there's hope! Forgiveness & the promised land await those who love God. Defiant rejection brings judgment. #HarborCBR

Num16-in the desert, suffering tempts our worst. God judges rebellion, but in Jesus He took the plague and died to save rebels. #HarborCBR

Num17-In the desert, God defends and promotes His leaders. They display God's life-giving power and presence(2Tim 3:10). #HarborCBR

Num18-God defines his leaders' roles and provides for them through the tithes of his people.  Leaders also lead in tithing. #HarborCBR

Num19-God provides rituals to reverse the defilement of death. Cleansing restores and foreshadows resurrection! #HarborCBR

Num20-Moses sins as the nation did (14:11)-he didn't believe in God or uphold Him as holy-so he suffers the same punishment. #HarborCBR

Num21-Complaining is deadly poison. As Moses lifted the serpent, so Jesus was lifted on the cross. All who look to him are healed! #HarborCBR

Num22-In the desert, God's people have enemies who want them dead. God protects them, even from a prophet who is open for bribes. #HarborCBR

Num22-In Jesus, we have no fear of enemies, for Jesus' resurrection is our sure victory. He defends us from curse and attack. #HarborCBR

Num23--In the desert, you can't curse those God blesses. God WITH His people + FOR his people = great confidence & boldness. #HarborCBR

Num24-in the desert, God's presence is a river that feeds us life. The desert is temporary! The Promised Land is coming! #HarborCBR

Num25-In the desert, God's authority is OVER those whom his grace is IN. He is equally, jealously passionate about BOTH. #HarborCBR

Num26-In the desert, God preserves his people. Israel is 1800 stronger after the 40yr judgment. God is faithful when we're not. #HarborCBR

Num27-In a world w/few rights for women, God commands for them inheritance and ownership of the land. Plus Joshua = future Moses. #HarborCBR

Num28-In the desert, God commands offerings to reflect how often he wants time with us: daily, weekly, monthly, yearly. #HarborCBR #Friends

Num29--Celebrate! The 2nd half of the year (July for us) begins celebrating forgiveness and God's presence with us--in the desert. #HarborCBR

Num30-God deserves our strong commitments & devotion. God also provides protection when our commitments bind others whom we love. #HarborCBR

Num31-Having judged His own people for their sins, God judges those who tempted them. Discipline and judgment deepen reverence. #HarborCBR

Num32-In the desert, fears from the past resurface. Confrontation brings renewed faith and return to God's mission. #HarborCBR

Num33-Recounting a 40 year journey through 43 places. Sometimes it's not until the end of the road that you see how God has led. #HarborCBR

Num34-In the desert, God defines our inheritance. Living in that inheritance then becomes our mission. #HarborCBR

Num35-God wants justice in the land, not revenge. Evil pollutes the land, justice atones for it. Refuge enables justice w/mercy. #HarborCBR

Num36-Life in the desert ends w/ assurance of inheriting the land. All God's laws are boundaries that keep us in His blessings. #HarborCBR


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