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Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Lord Will Perfect Psalms 138: 2-8


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v.2 1. God cares for His word.
(for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.)

v.2 2. God cares for His word in me.
(for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.)

v.3 3. God cares about my challenges and struggles.
(in the day when I cried, thou answeredst me,)

v.6 4. God cares about my ministry of reconciliation.
(Though the Lord be high, yet hath He respect unto the lowly:)
2 Corinthians

v.7 5. God cares about my spiritual opportunity to seek and to know Him.
(Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt)

v.8 6. God will bring to pass that which pleases and honors Him in my life.
(The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me:)

v.8 7. God will keep me in His work.
(The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.  Thy mercy, O Lord,
endureth forever:  forsake not the works of thine own hands.)





Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Life's Seasons Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8


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1)  A time to fulfill purposes.
 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2)  A time for living.
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3)  A time for doing

4)  A time for health.
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

5)  A time for constructive increase.

6)  A time for feeling.
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

7)  A time for reconciliation.                                                
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

8)  A time to secure.
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

9)  A time to capture opportunity.

10)  A time to invest.                                                                                           
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

11)  A time to be prudent.

12)  A time for virtue.
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

13)  A time of changing security.

14)  Only God can add stability in life.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wisdom in Trial Luke 15: 18-24


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v.18 1. Don’t stay in defeat.
(I will arise and o to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned
against heaven, and before thee,)

v.18 2. Don’t  refuse to repent.

v.18 3. Return to the Father’s house.

v.18 4. Acknowledge your sin against the Father and His Son.

v.19 5. Acknowledge your unworthiness before/to God.
(And an no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired
servants.)

v.19 6. Humble your heart before God.

v.19 7. Desire the place of service to/before God.

v.20 8. Make an action out of your intention.
(And he arose, and came to his father. But when)

v.20 9. Fall on the Father’s loving grace and into His loving hold.
(But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had 
compassion and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.)

v.21 10. Tell the story of a repentant heart and confess sin.
(And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in
thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.)

v.22 11. Leave with the Father His response but enjoy the Father.
(But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:)

v.23 12. Receive the Father’s restoration.
(And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:)

v.24 13. Stay, never to leave again, before the Father in His house.
(For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.
                And they began to be merry.)

v.24 14. Live on in the strength of the Father’s fellowship.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Unredeemed Time-II Numbers 13: 31, 32



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(But the men that went up with him said, we be not able to go up against
the people; for they are stronger than we.)
(And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched 
unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to
search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people
that we saw in it are men of a great stature.)

1. Time is a precious resource,greatly needed in the service to God.

2. Truth is the preserver of time.
When God’s people choose to walk in truth they will have time redeemed.

3. Sin is the great waster, the thief of time for the believer to follow God.

4. God gives time for meditation and choosing, but there is no reward of time
for saying no to truth.

5. God’s pathway is always the shortest one.
The wise child of God just accepts that.

6. A disregard for God’s time and God’s way will lead to regrettable and
irreversible conclusions.
(14:23- Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers,
neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:)

7. Redeemed time provides protection for many; wasted time provides an
example and a setback for all of God’s family.
(14: 32, 33-But as for you, your carcasses they shall fall in this wilderness.)
(And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years,)





Saturday, October 7, 2017

My Limitations and What I Can Do Philippians 4: 13


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(I can do all things through Christ, who strengtheneth  me.)

1. What Christ selects for me to do.
(I can do)

2. What Christ empowers me to do.
(I can do)

3. All things Christ asks of me.
(I can do all things)

4. Things that will amaze those without faith.
(all things )…
5. Things that reveal Christ’s power.
(through Christ.)

6. Things that are of honor to Christ.
(through Christ)

7. Things that require more strength than I presently have.
(who strengtheneth me)









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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Held for God's Time Joshua 6: 1-27



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1. God desired to give His people the land of Canaan.
see 1: 2,

2. It just took God’s people a while to get to where God could give them the
land.
Thus, the wilderness wanderings.

3. Wickedness was a common expression in Canaan.
Their first view was of the walled cities of the giants.
Jericho represents the wickedness of Canaan also.
Along the way Israel saw plenty of wickedness and opposers of God.

4. No wonder God instructed His people to take no accursed thing.
v.18

5. God held Jericho for this time; it could not escape it.
(Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: )

6. God removes evil by judgment.
v.24-And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein:)

7. God’s people go on into the land of promise partaking of that which is
righteous and God is committed to removing the evil.
Only when God’s people rebel against God do problems with evil remain.






Saturday, September 30, 2017

On the Way to Blessing Romans 5: 3-5


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(By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand,
and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.)

v.3 1. We rejoice in the knowledge God is greater than our problems.
(And not only so but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation
worketh patience;)

v.3 2. We are able to see God’s higher purpose involved in our life.
(And not only so but we glory in tribulations also:)

v.3 3. We see God is using circumstances to reveal His character to us and 
produce it in our heart.
(knowing that tribulation worketh patience;)

v.3 4. We realize we have much to learn of Christ.
(And not only so but we glory in tribulations also;)

v.4 5. We understand God is preparing our life in ministry to minister to others.
(And patience, experience; and experience, hope:)

v.4 6. The experience of our faith increases our hope in Christ.
(and experience, hope:)

v.5 7. Our hope in Christ guards our heart from being ashamed.
(and hope maketh not ashamed: because)