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Welcome to the puzzle page for September

 

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This month's crossword...

 

Clues Across Clues Down

8       Where the Ark of the Covenant was kept for 20 years (1 Samuel 7:1) (7,6)

9       One of the parts of the body on which blood and oil were put in the ritual cleansing from infectious skin diseases (Leviticus 14:14–17) (3)

10     Uncomfortable (3,2,4) 11      ‘Yet I have loved Jacob, but Esau I have — ’ (Malachi 1:3) (5)

13     Where Paul said farewell to the elders of the church in Ephesus  (Acts 20:17) (7)

16     ‘Jesus bent down and — to write on the ground with his finger’ (John 8:6) (7)

19     Prophet from Moresheth (Jeremiah 26:18) (5)

22     Comes between Exodus and Numbers (9)

24 and 2 Down    ‘Then Elkanah went home to Ramah, but the boy ministered before the Lord under — the — ’ (1 Samuel 2:11) (3,6)

25     There was no room for them in the inn (Luke 2:7) (4,3,6)

 

1       Rough drawing (2 Kings 16:10) (6)

2       See 24 Across

3       Underground literature (including Christian books) circulated in the Soviet Union (8)

4       Lo, mash (anag.) (6)

5       The Bible’s shortest verse: ‘Jesus — ’ (John 11:35) (4)

6       ‘Can a mother forget the baby at her — and have no compassion on the child she has borne?’ (Isaiah 49:15) (6)

7       Can be seen in a dying fire (Psalm 102:3) (6)

12     ‘Send me, therefore, a man... experienced in the — of engraving, to work in Judah and Jerusalem’ (2 Chronicles 2:7) (3)

14     Second city of Cyprus (8)

15     United Nations Association (1,1,1)

16     One of the women who first heard that Jesus had risen from the dead (Mark 16:1) (6)

17     Braved (anag.) (6)

18     — of Evangelism, outreach initiative in the 1990s (6)

20     ‘Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and — in their own sight’ (Isaiah 5:21) (6)

21     ‘Neither — nor depth... will be able to separate us from the love of God’ (Romans 8:39) (6)

23     What Jesus shed in 5 Down (4)

This month's word search

The Church gives thanks for angels in September: the 29th is the feast day of Michael and All Angels. Since the days of Genesis, these messengers of God have been sent many times to intervene for the good in human affairs. Angels guarded the Garden of Eden, they led Lot away from Gomorrah, they helped Gideon, they stopped Balaam, they closed the mouths of lions for Daniel, and, most important, the archangel Gabriel was sent to tell Mary that she would mother the Messiah. Angels sat in the empty tomb of Jesus, and told of His Resurrection. Revelation is teaming with angels, sent on all sorts of missions by God in the last times. Today, many Christians in the world’s hot spots report having had angels help them when in mortal danger.

 

Thanks

Angels

Church

Feast

Michael

All

Genesis

Messengers

God

Sent

Intervene

Garden

Eden

Lot

Gideon

Balaam

Mouths

Lions

Daniel

Archangel

Gabriel

Mary

Mother

Teaming

Revelation