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Moses' Farewell & Death and Balaam Blesses Israel

Deuteronomy 1-4; 34 and Numbers 22-24

Welcome and Announcements
    Next Week - God Chooses Gideon (Judges 6-7)
    Bible Words to Remember:
      Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:4-5

Opening Prayer

Faithful Moses (Hebrews 11:23-29)
    How early in Moses' life did it become apparent that he was chosen by God for a life of faith?
      Hebrews 11:23
    Was Moses blessed with the pleasures and treasures of Pharaoh's home because of faith?
      Hebrews 11:24-26
    How was Moses' faith revealed through his work as leader of Israel?
      Hebrews 11:27-29

    What does the last chapter of Moses' books (probably added by Joshua) say about Moses' faith?
      Deuteronomy 34:10-12
    Assuming this last chapter was added by Joshua, how did Joshua believe he got his faith?
      Deuteronomy 34:9

Moses' Perfect Obedience (Numbers 20:1-13)
    How enjoyable was it for Moses to be the leader of God's chosen people?
      Numbers 20:2-4
    What kind of help did Moses have to deal with these difficult people?
      Numbers 20:6-8
    How well did Moses follow God's instructions?
      Numbers 20:9-11
    How did God severely punish Moses for not trusting only in God's word?
      Numbers 20:12

Moses Dies (Deuteronomy 34)
    What did God command Moses to do when Israel was camped east of the Jordan ready to go in?
      Deuteronomy 32:48-52
    How did Moses react to this command to go to his death?
      Deuteronomy 34:1, 4-5
    Did Moses die from the strenuous mountain climb's effects on an frail old man?
      Deuteronomy 34:6-8

    Knowing that he was nearing death, what did Moses feel was most important to do?
      Deuteronomy 1:3
    Why is this book called Deuteronomy (Second Law)?
      Deuteronomy 1:5

Israel's Travels (Deuteronomy 16-8)
    What was God's basic message for the Israelites on Mount Sinai?
      Exodus 19:3-6
    How long had Israel traveled when they reached Mount Sinai?
      Exodus 19:1
    How long did Israel stay at Sinai?
      Numbers 10:11
    How did Israel know it was time to go and where to stop?
      Numbers 10:12-13
    What did God want them to do when they left Mount Sinai (Horeb)?
      Deuteronomy 1:6-8

Israel Attacks (Deuteronomy 1:9-46)
    What did Moses do before leaving Mount Sinai?
      Deuteronomy 1:9, 15
    What were the Israelites to do as soon as they arrived in the hill country of the Amorites?
      Deuteronomy 1:20-21
    How trusting were the Israelites in God's command to just go in and take the land?
      Deuteronomy 1:22-25

    How well did the spies help strengthen their faith and boost their confidence?
      Deuteronomy 1:26-28
    How did God respond to this lack of trust?
      Deuteronomy 1:32-36
    Would anyone else besides Caleb get to enter the Promised Land?
      Deuteronomy 1:37-40
    How did the Israelites react to this punishment?
      Deuteronomy 1:41-44

God Protects Edom, Moab and Ammon (Deuteronomy 2:1-23)
    What did the Israelites do after seeing that the Lord would not allow them to take the land?
      Deuteronomy 2:1
    How did Israel decide when it was time to head back north?
      Deuteronomy 2:2-3
    Why did God protect the Edomites from conquest by the Israelites?
      Deuteronomy 2:4-5
    How did Edom respond to Israel's request to pass through on the King's Highway?
      Numbers 20:14, 17-18, 21
    Why did God protect the Moabites from conquest by the Israelites?
      Deuteronomy 2:9
    Why did God protect the Ammonites from conquest by the Israelites?
      Deuteronomy 2:19
    How long had passed when Israel reached Moab (Zered brook)?
      Deuteronomy 2:14-15

Israel's First Victories (Deuteronomy 2:24-3:11)
    How and why was Israel to capture the land east of the Jordan River?
      Deuteronomy 2:24-25
    Who was responsible for the victory over Sihon, king of Heshbon?
      Deuteronomy 2:32-33
    Who was responsible for the victory over Og, king of Bashan?
      Deuteronomy 3:3-4

Israel's First Territory (Deuteronomy 3:12-20)
    What territory did Israel claim after these two victories?
      Deuteronomy 3:8
    What did Moses do with this territory?
      Deuteronomy 3:12-13a
    What commitment did these tribes have to make before Moses gave them this land?
      Deuteronomy 3:18, 20

Moses' Last Request (Deuteronomy 3:21-29)
    What did Moses want to do more than anything at this time?
      Deuteronomy 3:23-25
    How did God respond to this request?
      Deuteronomy 3:26,28-29
    What did Moses tell Joshua?
      Deuteronomy 3:21-22

Moses' Last Words (Deuteronomy 4)
    What did Moses want the Israelites to remember?
      Deuteronomy 4:32-34
    Why had God done all of this for the Israelites?
      Deuteronomy 4:35, 40

    Would the Israelites have this land and blessings forever?
      Deuteronomy 4:25-27
    How would the Israelites be able to receive and keep this Promised Land?
      Deuteronomy 4:1-2
    How were the Israelites to remember all of these things over many years?
      Deuteronomy 4:9; 6:6-9

Moab's Concern (Numbers 22:1-20)
    How did Moab feel about this huge group of Israelites as neighbors?
      Numbers 22:2-6
    How did Balaam respond to the request?
      Numbers 22:12-13
    Was Balak good at accepting rejection?
      Numbers 22:15-17
    Did the money help?
      Numbers 22:18, 20

Balaam's Donkey (Numbers 22:21-41)
    How did God feel about Balaam asking again after He had already said no once?
      Numbers 22:22
    How was Balaam protected from this angel and how did Balaam react to this protection?
      Numbers 22:23-27

    How did the donkey feel about this?
      Numbers 22:28-30
    How did Balaam finally realize what was happening?
      Numbers 22:31-33
    Did Balaam keep going or did he turn back?
      Numbers 22:34-35

Balaam's Oracles (Numbers 23-24)
    Did Balaam obey and say only what the Lord directed?
      Numbers 23:5, 7-8, 10
    How did Balak react to Balaam giving a blessing instead of a curse?
      Numbers 23:11-13

    Did Balaam curse the Israelites this time?
      Numbers 23:19 (18-24)
    How did Balak react this time?
      Numbers 23:25-27

    What did Balaam say this third time?
      Numbers 24:9b (3-9)
    Where did Balak want Balaam to go after this third blessing?
      Numbers 24:10-11

    Was Balaam finished?
      Numbers 24:14, 17-19

Closing Prayer

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