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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Bible Forgiveness John 8: 11

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(And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.)

1. No condemnation.

2. No reservation or qualification.

3. No entries left on the record.

4. No restraint.

5 No mistrust.
(go, and sin no more.)

6. No aloneness.   
You are not on your own.The Holy Spirit is living within.

7. No self effort.
Jesus forgives, Jesus keeps.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Failure to Have Compassion Proverbs 21: 13

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1) God cares about the needy. 
( the cry of the poor ) 

2) God hears the cry of the needy. 
( the cry of the poor ) 

3) The needy present opportunity to those with plenty to have compassion. 
( Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, )

4) To deny the needy is to expose oneself to need. 
( he also shall cry himself, ) 

5) To deny the needy is to deny the reason for the peace of those with plenty. 
( he also shall cry himself, ) 

6) To lose sensitivity to the needy is an indication added problems will follow. 
( whoso stoppeth his ears ) 

7) To allow hardness of heart toward the needy, will cause God to close his ears to the cry of the plenteous. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Acceptance Genesis 45: 4, 5

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How wonderful Christ is! (pictured here in the old testament)

1) Love overcoming hurt.
(And Joseph said unto his brethren,) 
Parallel the cross; rejection;    
our rejection-our hurt caused Christ to die.
Note the capacity of His love.
Joseph’s brethren didn’t understand.
The best have great difficulty; how could God so love?

The basis of our acceptance- Christ’s desire for our fellowship; Christ’ s willingness for fellowship.

2) Acceptance overcoming fear, (Come near to me.) 
Christ drawing us near. See the nail prints in His hand!

3) Loyalty overcoming rights, (I am Joseph, your brother) 
Christ was loyal to those in need; not seeking heaven’s shelter.

vs.4 4) Good overcoming evil , (whom ye sold(the price of sin)  into Egypt (bondage)) 
the goodness of God

vs.5 5) Mercy overcoming offense 
(Now therefore be not grieved,) 
The sufficiency of Christ.

6) Forgiveness overcoming sin ( … that ye sold me here;) 
Transgressions covered.

7) God's purpose overcoming man's way 
(for God did send me before you to preserve life.) 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Proper Trust in Prayer Luke 18: 13, 14

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v.13 1. No presumption.
(A tax collector)
come as you are
the privilege of salvation, the basis of grace
the woman with an issue of blood; no pretense

v.13 2. No overvaluing of self worth.
(standing afar off)

v.13 3. No pride.
(would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven,)

v.13 4. Taking ones place among the undeserving.
(smote upon his breast)

v.13 5. Asking for God’s mercy.
(God be merciful to me a sinner)

v.13 6. Asking for God’s cleansing.
(a sinner)

v.14 7. Gaining God’s heart.
(I tell you this man went down to his house justified  rather than the other; for 
everyone that exalteth himself shall be abased and he that humbleth 
himself shall be exalted.)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Christ's Teachings-The Problem with Caesar Luke 20: 22-25

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v.22 1. The servant cannot have two masters.
(Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?)

v.22 2. To the believer the greater standard is what is spiritual.

v.24 3. Realize Caesar will not limit his claims and influence over people; thus, the
servant must exercise sound judgment and wisdom.
(Show me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They
answered and said Caesar’s.)

v.24 4. Realize there are many Caesar’s, but only one God.

v.25 5. Caesar’s will changes, but God’s never does.
(And He said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be
Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.)

v.25 6. Caesar cannot sustain a Godly objective should he have such inclination.
Caesar is a thief.

7. Caesar’s god is idolatry and Caesar will encourage loyalty to his god.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Embracing the Word 1 John 1: 1

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1) Accept truth by faith.
(that which was from the beginning,)
You don’t have to figure it out or justify it.

2) Ponder what God has said.
(which we have heard)

3) Listen to what God is presently saying through His word.
(which we have heard)
Meditate on God’s truth—hide in your heart.

4) Rely on God’s known involvement in life needs.
(which we have seen with our eyes,)

5) Cast not away the truth personally experienced in your walk with Christ.
(which we have looked upon.)

6) Honor the works of the word.
(and our hands have handled,)

7) Reverently hold forth the life giving words.
(of the Word of life.)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Christ's Teachings-Christ's Authority Luke 20: 1-8

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v.2 1. Jesus knows the deceived start off in a trap.
(And spake unto Him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these
things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?)

v.2 2. Jesus’ authority is never threatened.

v.2 3. Jesus has clear authority from His Father.

v.3 4. Authority is inherent in all of God’s truth.
(And He answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing: and answer me;)

v.3 5. Authority is not really the sinner’s question, but Jesus and truth are.
v.5 6. The authority of heaven is without condemnation.
(And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From 
heaven; He will say, Why then believed ye him not?)

v.8 7. Jesus never has to defend the authority of truth.
(And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Time of the Promise Genesis 17: 1

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( And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.)  ( And when Abram was ninety years old and nine,.....)

1.God holds the promise in His hand.

2.God holds the time of the promise in His hand.

3.God sustains the life of the one beholding the promise.

4.Faith is the bridge that crosses the time span of when God reveals and when God manifests what He promised.

5.Time marches on, but is not a threat to God.

6.Time does not change the security of God's servant nor alter God's caring hand.

7.God's fulfilment will come, God has promised it.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Christ's Teachings-What Hell Lacks Luke 16: 23-27

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v.23 1. Justification and excuses of the unrepentant sinner.
   (And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off,
and Lazarus in his bosom.)

v.23 2. Peace, contentment.

v.23 3. Any hope.   

v.24 4. Servants.
(And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus,
that he may  dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am 
tormented in this flame.)

v.24 5. Mercy.

v.24 6. Any relief from suffering.

v.24 7. Any relief from torment.

v.24 8. Anyone concerned or caring.

v.25 9. Comfort.
(But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good
things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art 

v.25 10. Correction, repentance.

v.25 11. Ease, convenience.

v.26 12. Change, alteration.
(And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they
which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that
would come from thence.)

v.26 13. Freedom, release.

v.27 14. Communication to the outside.
(Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my
father’s house.)