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Showing posts with label Hope. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hope. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday - Fruit of Justification by Faith - Romans 5:1-5 - 4/18/17

Consequences of justification. 1:1-5: When we rely utterly upon God's grace and not at all upon ourselves, we have peace, reconciliation, or a state of harmony with God. Hope of ... the glory of God, though we had fallen short of the glorious destiny God intended for us, we now find ourselves confidently expecting it.

Reference summary used from The New Oxford Annotated Bible with The Apocrypha Expanded Edition, An Ecumenical Study Bible, RSV

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thursday - Hope in God's Steadfast Love - Psalm 33:18-22 - 12/29/16

Praise God for his providence. The LORD is the help of his people.

Verse 18 ... Behold, the eye of the LORD is ...

Psalm 34:15 ... (The psalmist teacheth them to praise the LORD. A psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before (Achish) Abimlech; who drove him away, & he departed.) The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, & his ears are open unto their cry.


Psalm 33:18 ... upon them that fear him, upon him that hope in his mercy;

Psalm 147:11 ... (The psalmist exhorted to praise God for his care of the church, his power, his goodness, his mercy;) The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.


Psalm 33:19 ... To deliver their soul from death, & ... to keep them alive in famine.

Psalm 37:19 ... (An exhortation to patience & confidence in God, in view of the different estate of the righteous & the wicked. A Psalm of David.) They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: & in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.


Psalm 33:20 ... Our soul waiteth for the LORD: ...

Psalm 62:1 ... (The psalmist trusteth in God, & rebuketh his enemies. A Psalm of David.) (Only) TRULY my soul (is silent) waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.


Psalm 33:20 ... he is our help &n our shield.

Psalm 115:9-11 ... (Israel exhorted to trust in God.) O Is'ra-el, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help & their shield.

O house of Aa'ron, trust in the LORD: he is their help & their shield.

Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help & their shield.


Psalm 33:21 ... For our heart shall rejoice in him, ... because we have trusted in his holy name.

John 16:22 ... And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, & your heart shall rejoice, & your joy no man taketh from you.


Psalm 33:22 ... Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

Scripture reference used from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN


Monday, May 26, 2014

2004/05 Moments of Peace in the Presence of God: Book Review

Book Review . Peace . Shalom . God . Elohim . Devotional . Talents . Pray . Gifts . Spiritual Gifts, Love, Hope, Happiness . LORD

You know the story, I reviewed this book while being a Baptist Editor/Host for a site around the end of 2004 or 2005.


Through inspiring psalms and meditations this devotional book invites you into the presence of God/Elohim , where the gift of peace/Shalom awaits. In its pages you can discover that God is nearer to you than you are to yourself.

Reflections of Love, Hope, & Happiness.

This is the best gift that you could give to yourself.

NEVER ALONE
At sometime in your life you experience loneliness.
Loneliness is natural and should be appreciated rather than feared. In seasons of loneliness, you discover that you are never truly alone.

A Prayer
God, during those times when I feel the ache of loneliness, help me to remember that you are never more than a whispered prayer away. Amen.


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SECOND CHANCES
Even when your mistakes are so devasting that you cannot return to the life you once knew, God's light can break through the clouds and splash spectacular color across your life.


BEGINNING AGAIN
In many ways, your life is as fragile as that tiny plant. Cold winds may blow over you, leaving you feeling withered and ruined. But then God shines his light on your life and you can blossom once more.




A BRIGHT NEW DAY
Past failures and disappointments can hover over you like leaden clouds, refusing to yield to the promise of sunlight and clear skies. When you find yourself surrounded by gray thoughts and gray feelings, it may seem difficult to dream of happier times. But there is great hope. When you find yourself in such a situation, God is there to help.


THE LORD WANTS TO USE YOUR TALENTS
You should ask for his direction and pray for his guidance so you may use your gifts/Spiritual Gifts fruitfully.

Since this a 2004/2005 Review I did, I believe that that I received a complimentary copy from Bethany Publishing.

Friday, June 7, 2013

1 of 2 ... Ready & Waiting ... 5/26/2013

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Distressing . Stressful . Warnings . False Prophets . Prophecies . Judgment . Rich Oppressors . Repentance . God . Hope . Christ's Second Coming . Day of the Lord

My Sunday School Lesson for the week of May 26, 2013 is coming from Jeremiah, James, Hosea, Micah, John and II Peter.


Monday - May 20.2013 - Distressing Times Will Come - II Timothy 3:1-9

The Last Day (II Timothy 3:1-9)

Their Characteristics (II Timothy 3:1-9)


Tuesday - May 21, 2013 - Warnings for False Prophets - Jeremiah 23:23-32

Prophecies relating to kings and false prophets (Jeremiah 21:1-25:38)

Prophecies Concerning God's Action at Home & Abroad (Jeremiah 1:1-45:5)


Wednesday - May 22, 2013 - Warning for Rich Oppressors - James 5:1-6

Sins, Social & Spiritual (James 2:1-5:6)







Thursday - May 23, 2013 - Return to the Lord - Hosea 14:1-7

Final Appeal (Hosea 14:1-9)

Rabbinic expositors use the passage as the basis for teaching on repentance (Hosea 14:1-9)


Friday - May 24, 2013 - Teaching the Ways of God - Micah 4:1-5

The Lord's future reign (Micah 4:1-5)

Hope For The Future (Micah 4:1-5:15)


Saturday - May 25, 2013 - I Will Come Again - John 14:1-7

Comfort for the disciples in distress (John 13:36-14:31)

The Upper Room Ministry (John 13:1-21:25)


Sunday - May 26, 2013 - The Promise of the Lord's Coming - II Peter 3:3-15a

God's Future Plans (II Peter 3:1-10)

Practical Lessons and Conclusions (II Peter 3:11-18)

God is graciously giving rebellious men (human kind) time for repentance .... The day of the Lord will come; suddenly and unexpected arrival.


Scripture reference used/taken from: Zondervan Commentary