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You Are What You Listen To

Building on the most recent sermon, let’s take a dive into the significance music and song play in our lives, especially our faith. 

What Does “You Are What You Listen To” Mean?

Have you ever noticed that if someone is repeatedly told they are not good at doing something, they will start to tell this to themself and eventually begin to believe it? Not only do they believe it, but they’ll also start to actually act that way.

What we listen to has an influence on our thoughts, perspectives, actions, and beliefs. This influence is affected by all things we listen to on TV, and radio, things we are told by others, movies, and songs. 

When we hear something enough, even if it is untrue, we begin to believe it, and it becomes true. We become what we are listening to, so make sure you are listening to the correct message. 

What Can Listening to Music of Worship Do For You?

There are many blessings that can be received through listening to songs and music of worship. Here is a short list of blessings that we can look forward to:

Worship music reminds us of God. By listening to worship music we are able to constantly realign our values, and keep our focus on Him. It helps renew our faith time and time again. We are more connected to God and are better able to acknowledge all that He does for us. 

Music and song allow us an opportunity to praise God for all that He continues to do for us. We are able to show our gratitude for Him. By doing so, our relationship with Him grows.

Listening to songs of worship has the ability to pick us up when we are down. It fills our souls and washes away feelings of negativity. It refreshes us, cleanses, and purifies. 

It gives us the strength to overcome trials. 

Songs and music of worship bring peace. When we listen to songs of praise, we can clear the background noise and static from our daily lives and make room for peace. 

Worship music stimulates change. There are messages in the words that encourage us to live our lives to a higher standard. The words inspire us to live a more Christlike lifestyle. 

Hope from within grows when we take the time to listen to the lyrics.

The Best Time To Listen 

The best time to listen to worship music is ANYTIME! You can listen to it while running errands, on your way to work, doing chores, while taking a bath; the possibilities are endless. 

Some Verses Mentioning Music and Song

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. -Psalm 28:7

I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. -Psalm 69:30

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. -Psalm 100:2

and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations. -Revelation 15:3

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. -James 5:13

speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, -Ephesians 5:19

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. -Psalm 40:3

The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights. For the director of music. On my stringed instruments. -Habakkuk 3:19

The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” -Zephaniah 3:17

I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High. -Psalm 7:17

Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise His holy name. -Psalm 30:4

You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely. -Psalm 59:17

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. -Colossians 3:16

Famous Quotes About Music

“Where words fail, music speaks.” — Hans Christian Andersen

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” — Emory Austin

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” — Berthold Auerbach

“Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” — Elton John

“Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.” — Jason Mraz

“Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.” — Ray Charles

“Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite.” ― Thomas Carlyle

As You Can See

Music and songs of praise and worship are powerful tools that can be used to reinforce your faith, nourish your sacred relationship with the Almighty, and decrease feelings of negativity and stress. The things we hear can have an effect on our overall well-being, so we must be vigilant and make sure we are listening to music that will uplift us. Strive to live up to your highest potential by becoming the righteous person God knows you can be.

-Torrance Church of Christ


100 Bible Trivia Questions and Answers (Plus Printables!)


Bible Trivia Questions and Answers

Bible Trivia is a great tool to encourage Bible Study and knowledge. We have collected 100 trivia questions and answers you can use with a Bible Study group, a youth group, your family, or just to challenge yourself!

1. Question: How many days did God take to create the world?

Answer: 6.

2. Question: What was God’s sign to Noah that he would never destroy the earth again?

Answer: A rainbow.

3. Question: What did God use to speak to Moses in the desert?

Answer: A burning bush.

4. Question: Who was the king of Israel anointed by Samuel after Saul?

Answer: David.

5. Question: Where did God give Moses the Ten Commandments?

Answer: Mt. Sinai.

6. Question: Who was Jesus's mother?

Answer: Mary.

7. Question: Who baptized Jesus?

Answer: John the Baptist.

8. Question: Before Jesus started preaching, what was his job?

Answer: Carpenter.

9. Question: How many disciples did Jesus choose?

Answer: 12.

10. Question: What did Jesus do at the Last Supper to his disciples?

Answer: Washed their feet.

11. Question: Name the disciple who betrayed Jesus.

Answer: Judas Iscariot.

12. Question: Which disciple denied Jesus three times?

Answer: Peter.

13. Question:  How many books have the name John in them?

Answer: Four.

14. Question: What is the 4th commandment?

Answer: Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

15. Question: What is the last book in the Bible?

Answer: Revelation.

16. Question: Which book did Jesus directly write?

Answer: None.

17. Question: How many slingshot attempts did it take David to hit Goliath?

Answer: One.

18. Question: How many brothers did Joseph have?

Answer: 11.

19. Question: How many lepers did Jesus heal?

Answer: 10.

20. Question: How many books are in the Bible?

Answer: 66.

21. Question: Who were Noah’s three sons?

Answer: Shem, Ham, Japheth.

22. Question: In what city was Jesus born?

Answer: Bethlehem.

23. Question: Who was the first son Abram had?

Answer: Ishmael.

24. Question: What was the second son Abraham had?

Answer: Issac.

25. Question:  When Moses confronted the Pharaoh, what did his staff turn into when he threw it on the ground?

Answer: A snake.

26. Question: What did God send to feed the Israelites in the desert?

Answer: Quail and manna.

27. Question: Who anointed Saul as King?

Answer: Samuel.

28. Question: How many times did David spare Saul’s life?

Answer: Twice.

29. Question: What did Solomon build for the Lord?

Answer: A temple.

30. Question: How many wives did Solomon have?

Answer: 700.

31. Question: Which books of the Bible did Solomon write?

Answer: Song of Solomon and Proverbs and some Psalms.

32. Question: How many kings of Judah were there?

Answer: 20

33. Question: How many kings of Israel were there?

Answer: 19.

34. Question: Who was the last king Daniel served under in the Bible?

Answer: King Nebuchadnezzar’s.

35. Question: Who returned to Israel to build up the walls of Jerusalem?

Answer: Nehemiah.

36. Question: What was Matthew before he followed Jesus?

Answer: A tax collector.

37. Question: How many days was Lazarus dead before Jesus came to visit?

Answer: Four days.

38. Question: What garden did Jesus go to when he prayed after the Last Supper?

Answer: Garden of Gethsemane.

39. Question: What did Pilate do to “cleanse himself” of the crucifixion of Christ?

Answer: Washed his hands.

40. Question: What was the giant’s name that David killed?

Answer: Goliath.

41. Question: Who went with Paul on his early mission trips?

Answer: Barnabas.

42. Question: What type of insect did John the Baptist eat in the desert? 

Answer: Locusts.

43. Question: What was Abram’s name changed to?

Answer: Abraham.

44. Question: Paul was shipwrecked on what island? 

Answer: Malta.

45. Question: Where was Saul traveling when he encountered a great and blinding light? 

Answer: Damascus.

46. Question: What tribe is Paul from? 

Answer: Benjamin.

47. Question: What is the 1st commandment?

Answer:  You shall have no other gods before me.

48. Question: How Did Judas signal Jesus’s identity to the Romans? 

Answer: He kissed him.

49. Question: Who took Jesus’s body off the cross? 

Answer: Joseph of Arimathea.

50. Question:  What is the 8th commandment?

Answer: You shall not steal.

51. Question: On what day of Creation did God create man?

Answer: The Sixth Day.

52. Question: Who was Samuel’s mother?

Answer: Hannah.

53. Question: What does Israel mean?

Answer: Prevails with God.

54. Question: Who wrote the first five books of the Old Testament?

Answer: Moses.

55. Question: What was the first plague the Lord sent on Egypt?

Answer: The water turned into blood.

56. Question: What does “Eve” mean? 

Answer: “Mother of all living”.

57. Question: What was the first thing that God created? 

Answer: Light.

58. Question: What was the first bird that Noah let out of the ark?

Answer: A raven.

59. Question: What does the word “gospel” mean?

Answer: Good news.

60. Question: Who was the blind person Jesus healed?

Answer: Bartimaeus.

61. Question: Before becoming an apostle, Simon Peter had what profession?

Answer: He was a fisherman.

62. Question: During the Last Supper, what two things are said to have represented Jesus' flesh and blood?

Answer: Bread and wine.

63. Question: Who recognized Jesus as the Messiah when he was presented to the Temple as a baby?

Answer: Simeon.

64. Question: How many people boarded Noah’s Ark?

Answer: Eight.

65. Question: How many days and nights did Jesus fast for?

Answer: 40 days & 40 nights.

66. Question: Who wore clothing made of camel hair?

Answer: John the Baptist.

67. Question: At what river did John the Baptist do most of his baptizing?

Answer: The Jordan River.

68. Question: What is the longest chapter of the Bible?

Answer: Psalm 119.

69. Question: Who is the first murderer in the Bible?

Answer: Cain.

70. Question: What was Jesus’ crown made of?

Answer: Thorns.

71. Question: Who took Judas Iscariot’s place as an apostle?

Answer: Matthias.

72. Question: How many plagues did God send on Egypt?

Answer: 10.

73. Question: On which day did Jesus rise from the dead?

Answer: The third day.

74. Question: Who cut off the ear of the high priest’s servant?

Answer: Peter.

75. Question: At what age did Jesus start his ministry?

Answer: 30.

76. Question: How many years did Sarah live?

Answer: 127.

77. Question: What was Moses’ sister’s name?

Answer: Miriam.

78. Question: What are the four Gospels in the New Testament?

Answer: Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John.

79. Question: Who is the oldest man in the Bible?

Answer: Methuselah.

80. Question: How long did the Israelites wander through the wilderness?

Answer: 40 years.

81. Question: What was the name of the forbidden tree Adam and Eve ate from?

Answer: The Tree of Life.

82. Question: In the Old Testament, which prophet foretold Jesus’ birth?

Answer: Micah.

83. Question: Who was the only female judge mentioned in the Bible?

Answer: Deborah.

84. Question: Who was the first hunter mentioned in the Bible?

Answer: Nimrod.

85. Question: Which woman washed Jesus’ feet?

Answer: Mary Magdalene.

86. Question: What language is the New Testament originally written in?

Answer: Greek.

87. Question: How old was Noah when the flood began?

Answer: 600 years old.

88. Question: What is the name of the river baby Moses floated down to escape?

Answer: The Nile River.

89. Question: What were the crimes of the two men who were crucified with Jesus?

Answer: They were thieves.

90. Question: What were Lazarus’ sisters’ names?

Answer: Mary & Martha.

91. Question: What did Jesus turn into wine?

Answer: Water.

92. Question: What did Judas receive for betraying Jesus?

Answer: 50 pieces of silver.

93. Question: Who did God tell to build an ark?

Answer: Noah.

94. Question: Which New Testament book has Jesus’ sermon on the Mount?

Answer: Matthew.

95. Question: How many days was Jonah in the belly of the big fish?

Answer: Three days & three nights.

96. Question: In Luke, what did the woman use to clean Jesus’s feet?

Answer: Her tears and her hair.

97. Question: Who was Jacob’s wife?

Answer: Rachel.

98. Question: Which commandment is honor thy father and mother?

Answer: Fifth.

99. Question: Who is the man that wanted to kill baby Jesus?

Answer: King Herod.

100. Question: What does “Epistle” mean?

Answer: Letter.

Free Printables

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- Torrance Church of Christ

An Overview of Dominant Keywords, Key Messages & Themes Throughout Every Book in the New Testament

The Keywords and Key Messages Bound Within Each Book of the New Testament


Matthew: God of the Jews

Keywords&Messages: Genealogy of Christ, Birth of Christ, King of the Jews, Messiah, Bethlehem, King Herod, Baptism, Repentance, John the Baptist, Disciples, Teaching in Galilee, Ministry, Sermon on the Mount, Jesus Teaches, Jesus Loves, Jesus Heals, Examples of Jesus, Apostles, Parables, Destruction of the Temple, Peter’s Denial, The Last Supper, Persecution, Jesus Betrayed, Judas, Jesus Crucified, Resurrection, Life of Christ

Key Verse:

and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

Matthew 2:2

Mark: God of Service

Keywords&Messages: Brief History of Christ’s Ministry of John the Baptist, Jesus Healing, Twelve Apostles, Parables, Servant, Repent Jesus’s Miracles, Feeding of the 5000, Walking on Water, Herod Kills John the Baptist, Jesus Foretells His Death, Judas Betrays, Persecution, Peter’s Denial, Last Supper, Jesus’s Death, Resurrection

Key Verse:

Luke: God of the Outcast

Keywords&Messages: Son of Man, Focus on Christ’s Importance Acts, Birth of John the Baptist, Birth of Jesus Christ, Jesus Preaching at 12, Return to Nazareth, Baptism of Christ, Lineage of Christ, Healing Miracles of Jesus, Sermon on the Plain, Selecting 12 Apostles, Parables, The Good Samaritan, Prophecy of Christ’s Death and Resurrection, How to Pray, Martha and Mary, Repent, Kingdom of God, Jesus Weeps, Cleansing of Temple, Last Supper, Denial and Betrayal, Jesus Arrested, Christ Dies on the Cross, Jesus is Resurrected, Jesus Appears to Disciples

Key Verse:

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

Luke 19:10

John: God of the World

Keywords&Messages: Son of God, Believe in Christ, Ministry, Life of Christ, Fellowship, Faith, Lamb of God, Turning Water into Wine, Journey to Jerusalem, Cleansing of the Temple, Testimony of John the Baptist, Jesus is Bread of Life, Christ’s Miracles, Feast and Festival of Tabernacles, Jesus is the Light of the World, Lazarus, Disbelief of People, Jesus Washes Disciples Feet, Vine and Branches, Christlike Love, Jesus Prays, Pilate, Crucifixion, Raised from the Dead, Jesus Appears to Disciples, Peter Restored

Key Verse:

But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

John 20:31

Acts: God of Power

Keywords&Messages: Spreading of the Gospel, Spirit of Christ, Discipleship, Fellowship, Ministry,  The Early Church, Foundation of the Church, The Holy Spirit, Teaching the Word of God, Matthias is Chosen, Jesus Ascends, Peter’s Sermon, Preaching, Faith, Apostles Arrested, 7 Deacons, Stephen, Persecution, Simon, Saul, Herod’s Death, Barnabas, Paul Stoned, Mission of Paul, Missionary Work

Key Verse:

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

Acts 1:8

Romans: God of Righteousness

Keywords&Messages: Preaching, Mission Work, Roman Church, Paul, Righteous Life, God’s Judgment, Abraham, Knowledge of Sin, Transgression, Sanctification, Unity with Christ, Parables, Salvation, Love, The Body of Christ, Dedication to God, Healing, God’s Law, Glory of God, Doctrine of Christ

Key Verse: 

God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

Romans 3:25-26

1 Corinthians: God of Holiness

Keywords&Messages: Paul’s First Letter, Corinthian Believers, Paul’s Ministry, Missionary Work, Spiritual Wisdom, Folly of Man’s Wisdom, God’s Servants, Immoral Behavior, Spiritual Gifts, Unity, Freedom in Christ, Eternal Life, Faith, Resurrection, Spiritual Development, Importance of Humility, Love

Key Verse:

2 Corinthians: God of Weakness

Keywords&Messages: Paul’s Second Letter, Comfort, God’s Compassion, Ministry, Paul’s Mission, Paul’s Apostleship, Affliction and Suffering, Living by Faith, Reconciliation, Jesus’s Death, Generosity, Paradise, Warnings 

Key Verse:

We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

2 Corinthians 5:20-21

Galatians: God of Justification

Keywords&Messages: God’s Grace, Faithfulness, The Gospel, Word of God, God’s Law, God’s Promises, Fruit of the Spirit, Love One Another, Freedom Through Christ, 

Key Verse:

Ephesians: God of Unity

Keywords&Messages: The Body of Christ, Blessings, Divine Grace, Unity of the Church, Prayer, Spiritual Change, Spiritual Development, Spiritual Welfare

Key Verse:

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God

Ephesians 2:8

Philippians: God of Joy

Keywords&Messages: Stand Firm in Christ, Live in Christ, The Gospel, Faith, Obedience, Gratitude, Christian Kindness, Joy, Christlike Life, Trust in God, Endure

Key Verse:

 Colossians: God of Preeminence

Keywords&Messages: Christ is the Head of the Church, Christ is Divine, Christ is Supreme, Life is Found in Christ, Bread of Life, Christ is Eternal, Faith in Christ, Belief in Christ Completes, Fellowship

Key Verse:

For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.

Colossians 2:9-10

1 Thessalonians: God of Encouragement

Keywords&Messages: Return of Christ, Second Coming, The Day of the Lord, Rapture, Hope, Faith, Holiness, Remain Steadfast, Paul’s Mission Work, Timothy, Ministry

Key Verse:

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:23

2 Thessalonians: God of Admonishment

Keywords&Messages: Christ Comes Again, Second Coming of Christ, Last Days, Day of the Lord, Unbelievers, Faith, Lack of Faith, Honor God, Live in Hope, Remain Faithful

Key Verse:

1 Timothy: God of Godliness

Keywords&Messages: Focus on Importance of Godliness, Holiness, Integrity, Instructions for Ministry, Christian Leadership, Church Governance, Sound Teachings

Key Verse:

Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

1 Timothy 4:16

2 Timothy: God of Endurance

Keywords&Messages: Paul, Timothy, Endure, Faith, Ministry, Instructions for Timothy, Paul’s Last Letter, Servant of the Lord, Steadfast in Faith, Missionary

Key Verse:

Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”

2 Timothy 2:19

Titus: God of Works

Keywords&Messages: Instruction, Consistent Behavior, Church Leadership, Faith, Purity, Mercy, Preaching, Ministry, Word of God, God’s Teachings

Key Verse:

Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good,  to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.

Titus 3:1-2

Philemon: God of Reconciliation

Keywords&Messages: Christ is Lord and Master, We Belong to Christ, Forgiveness, Repentance, Onesimus, Compassion

Key Verse:

Hebrews: God of Fulfillment

Keywords&Messages: Greatness of Christ, Christ is the Son of God, Warnings for Falling Away, New Covenant, Remain in Christ, Blessings of Christ, God’s Promises, God is Our Father, Jesus Exceeds All, Jesus is Messiah, Obedience

Key Verse:

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Hebrews 12:1-3

James: God of Trials

Keywords&Messages: Wisdom in the Word of God, Endurance, Faith in Action, Humility, Fruit of our Faith, Faith Thrives on Work, Love All of Mankind

Key Verse:

1 Peter: God of the Persecuted

Keywords&Messages: Mercy, Good Deeds, Suffering Perfects Faith, Humility, Love Your Neighbors, God is Always with Us, Lean on God, Follow in Christ, Grace, Persecution, Eternal Inheritance

Key Verse:

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 1:3-5

2 Peter: God of Patience

Keywords&Messages: Christ is our Strength, Worship, Steer from Temptation, Faithfulness, Trust in the Lord, False Teachings, Spiritual Growth, Seek to Know Jesus Christ

Key Verse:

1 John: God of Love

Keywords&Messages: Keeping New Commandment, God is Light, Encouragement, Jesus is the Son of God, Fellowship, Obedience, Repentance, Righteous Living Do Everything in Love, Spirit of God, Eternal Life

Key Verse:

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

1 John 1:7

2 John: God of Truth

Keywords&Messages: Love One Another, Walk in Truth and Love, Word of God is Freedom, False Teachers

Key Verse:

3 John: God of Discernment

Keywords&Messages: Gaius, Demetrius, Hospitality, Mission Work, Fellowship, Support Others, Help Those in Need

Key Verse:

Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God. 

3 John 1:11

Jude: God of Protection

Keywords&Messages: Persevere, False Teachings, Love, Contend for Faith, Remain in Christ, Trust the Word of God, Live in Holiness, Warnings

Key Verse:

But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

Jude 1:20-21

Revelation: God of Eternity

Keywords&Messages: The Day of the Lord, Retribution, Alpha and Omega, Christ is King, Prophecy Fulfilled, Eternal Life, The Second Coming of Christ, Judgment Day, Good and Evil, End Times, Signs of The End, War in Heaven, Crown of Life, Harvest of Earth, Tree of Life, New Heaven, New Earth, John’s Vision, Great Tribulation, God’s Wrath, Lamb of God, Victory Over Satan, Heavenly Throne, Seven Seals, Blowing of Trumpets, Plagues, Zion, Paradise Restored

Key Verse:


Click here to see Keywords and Key Messages in the Old Testament 

-Torrance Church of Christ