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Friday, November 18, 2016

Saturday - The Paralytic Walks Again - Matthew 9:2-8 - 11/19/16

Jesus healeth one sick of the palsy.

Verse 2 ... And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: ...

Mark 2:3 ... And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.


Matthew 9:2 ... & Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

Matthew 8:10 ... When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, & said to them that followed, verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Is'ra-el.


Matthew 9:3 ... And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.


Matthew 9:4 ... And Jesus ... knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

Matthew 12:25 ... And Jesus know their thoughts, & said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; & every city or house or house divided against itself shall not stand:


Matthew 9:5 ... For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or say, Arise & walk?


Matthew 9:6 ... But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, & go unto thine house.


Matthew 9:7 ... And he arose, & departed to his house.


Matthew 9:8 ... But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled & glorified God, which had given such power unto men.


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




Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday - Cry for Help Answered - Psalm 22:1-5 - 10/25/16

The psalmist's complaint in distress, & prayer for help.


Psalm 22:1 ...My God,

Matthew 27:46 ... And about the 9th hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying E'li, E'li, la'ma sa-bach-tha-ni? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?


Psalm 22:1 ... my God, shy hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, & from the words of my roaring?

Hebrews 5:7 ... Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers & supplications with strong crying & tears unto him that was able to save him from death, & was heard in that he feared;


Psalm 22:2 ... O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not: and in the night season, & am not silent (no silence to me).


Psalm 22:3 ... But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Is'ra-el.

Deuteronomy 10:21 ... He is they praise, & he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great & terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.


Psalm 22:4 ... Our fathers trusted in thee:they trusted, & thou didst deliver them


Psalm 22:5 ... They cried unto thee, & were delivered: they trusted in thee, & were not confounded.

Psalm 25:2,3 ... O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me,

Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.


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





Friday, February 12, 2016

The Full Sufficiency of Christ .. Book Review

Book Review . Jesus . Eternal Life . Salvation . Christ . Death . Resurrection . Hell

For God so loved the world, that HE gave HIS only Son, that whosoever believes in HIM will; have eternal
life. (John 3:16)

The Bible teaches that people are sinners by nature and that we choose to sin, or do wrong. As Romans says, "...all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, as it is written>(None is righteous, no not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.


Without God we are in bondage to sin, we are in chains.

Most of the world's religions, for except for Christianity, teach that a mixture of faith and works is needed to be made right with God.

Ephesians 2:8-9 declares, "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so no man can boast."

Salvation is a free gift from God. It cannot be obtained by good works, baptism, church membership, church attendance, witnessing to others, by knocking on doors, mission trips, or giving financially to a church.

The gospel message is that all people are sinners, and our sin separates us from a loving God, our Creator, who wants to have a relationship with everyone. This can't occur through our good works, bout only through in the death of Jesus Christ on the cross for our sins. and HIS bodily resurrection from the dead.

The book of Hebrews describes Christ death in the following ways: It saves believers completely(Hebrews 7:25), it gives believers eternal redemption (Hebrews 9:12), it makes believers holy (Hebrews 10:10), it makes us perfect forever (Hebrews 10:14), and where sins have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin (Hebrews 10:18).

The Bible says that "the wages of sins is death" (Romans 6:23) and that without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins" (Hebrews 9:22).

As the writer of Hebrews says, "for it IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE Blood of bulls and goats to take away sins" (Hebrews 10:4).

I Peter 2:24 says "HE himself bore our sins in HIS body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By HIS wounds you have been healed." And 1 Peter 3:18a says, "For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous that he might bring us to God.

John 1:1-3 states in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. HE was in the beginning with God.

Not only did Jesus have to be 100% human, He had to be 100% totally and fully God.

The Bible says, "But God shows HIS love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

The Bible says that God is love. Love is many things, and one of these things in action.

Jesus resurrection showed that HE was truly sent from God, because only God has the power over sin and death.

"See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.

Then HE said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see my hands; put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe. Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God! (John 20:27-28).

God sent HIS Son
They call HIM Jesus
HE came to love, heal, and forgive
HE lived and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives

Because HE lives I can face tomorrow
And life i worth living just because HE lives

Jesus, in the Garden of Gethsemane, prayed, "My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done" (Matthew 26:42).

If there was another way, then Christ would not needed to die.

God didn't create people with the intention that any would go to Hell. But God gave them free will, with which they can choose to be with HIM or reject HIM.

Jude 1:7 reads, "Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.

Rahah the prostitute was justified in the eyes of the messengers she saved. Before this, she already had faith in the true God; now she was acting out of faith. First, she believed in God, because of that faith she acted.

The Book of James is saying that when one is saved by faith (belief) alone in the life, death, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, he is saved by a faith that will produce good deeds and changes in the person's life.

Christopher Hearn sent me a copy of his book to review. The author has served as a missionary to Russia with (OM) Operation Mobilization and currently is the Pastor of the First Baptist Church of New Sweden, Maine. He has a MDIV from Bethel Theological Seminary San Diego.









Friday, January 22, 2016

4 Weddings & a Funeral .... Saving the best for Last .. 1/24/16

Sunday School Summary . Psalm 77:11 . Tehillim 11 . Acts 2 . John 9 . Matthew 15 . Matthew 5 . Luke 4 . John 2. Miracles . Health . Gift . Wedding in Cana .



Monday - January 18, 2016 - The Mighty Deeds of God - Psalm/Tehillim 77:11-15

The victory which the psalmist had - The psalmist calls to mine all God's great deeds on behalf of his people. To encourage the psalmist he recalls God's mighty work in the past.


Tuesday - January 19, 2016 - The Resurrected Messiah - Acts 2:22-28

Peter's sermon - The sermon evokes immediate response. Definite plan; God raised Jesus up -- Peter's sermon at Pentecost.


Wednesday - January 20, 2016 - The Gift of Sight - John 9:1-11

The man that was born blind restoreth to sight - Jesus spit on the ground and told the man to go wash in the pool of Siloam. Jesus is the light of the world. The blind man is not suffering because of his parents nor his sins. There are times when God allows suffering for a purpose. And he brings good out of it, for the individual himself. The man that was born blind restoreth to sight. Spit was considered to have medicine value. 'sent' a symbol of Jesus 'sent' from God to give light. Healing of the man born blind.


Thursday - January 21, 2016 - The Gift of Health -Matthew 15: 29-38

Jesus healed the daughter of the woman of Canaan, and other great multitudes, and with 7 loaves & a few little fishes feedeth 4,000 men, beside women and children. The Canaanite woman; further healings; 4,000 fed. The woman though a Gentile, speaks to Jesus as the Jewish Messiah. Healings. Canaan territory between the Mediterrean Sea and the Jordan River reaching from the brook of Egypt to the area around in Syria or to the Euphrates. Canaan means different things at different times.


Friday - January 22, 2016 - The Clean Gift - Matthew 5: 22 - 26

Sin begins in the mind & the will. That is where it must be rooted out. Fool should be apostate - meaning that any man who calls another an outcast of God is in danger of being cast out himself. Sacrifice offered by an individual was of no value if he had not put right an offence committed against a fellowman. True understanding of the Law. Jesus taught God's way to Live.


Saturday - January 23, 2016 - The Healing Mission of Jesus - Luke 4: 16-24

The people of Nazareth admire Jesus gracious words. Teaching & Healing in Galilee. Jesus' custom was not merely to worship in the synagogue but to present HIS message there. The book was a scroll, which Jesus unrolled. The popular reaction became increasingly hostile as the magnitude of Jesus' message sank home.

According to the Old Testament, foreigners sometimes knew God's help when Israel did not. Anyone might be invited to take part in the service of prayers, readings and sermon. The leader stood to pray and read from the scrolls, sat down to teach. Jesus Accepted Messianic Mission & Faced Rejection.


Sunday - January 24, 2016 - A Wedding in Cana - John 2: 1-12

Christ turneth water into wine; departed into Capernaum, and to Jerusalem. Jesus' first miracle has a homely setting. The wedding festivites lasted several days, & when the wine ran out the bridegroom must have embarrassed.

First of seven signs selected by John. All have a purpose they actively support the claims Jesus made, & are intended to lead to faith. Here the new wine of the Gospel is contrasted with the water of the old faith. Jesus had come to bring something really new. Cana: Nathanael's home town; a few miles north-east of Nazareth. Woman: a term of solemn & respectful address; The hour of Jesus' self-disclosure was determined by God, not by Mary's desires. His final manifestation was at the cross. Rites of purification were ceremonial, not hygienic. Jesus' miracles were not wonders to astound, but signs pointing to HIS glory (God's presence in HIM).

Jesus Ministry in the "Cana Cycle" - Jesus first sign at the Wedding in Cana.


Matthew 5:12-16 - Devotional Reading 'declaring who are blessed, who are the salt of the earth, the light of the world, the city on an hill, the candle. Where tree happiness lies. The witness of the disciples. Jesus taught God's Way to Live.

Monday, May 26, 2014

God-Centered Prayer: Book Review

This is not a new book review - it is probably seven or more years older.

There are many wonderful things we can learn from the Old Testament saints. Theologian Graham Scroggie put it this way: "The New is in the old contained, and the Old is in the New explained!" Elijah, is commended for the way he prayed (James 5:17-18). We all want to pursue God with the passion of David, a man after God's heart, and with faith like Abraham.

God interrupted Moses and the children of Israel at the Red Sea, where they were trapped by Pharaoh and the world's greatest army. They cried out to God about their circumstances. What was God's response? He essentially said, "Folks, this is no time to pray. Moses, raise the rod and split the sea. And Moses did! (Exodus 14:15-16).

When Jesus arrived, HE did things on the Sabbath that the Pharisees couldn't accept. Then came the day when, with HIS disciples, HE lifted the Communion cup and said, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood" (Luke 22:20).

God responds to the prayers of those who love and honor HIM. We don't throw out the Old Testament and its prayers.

We approach God's throne of grace "with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).

I Corinthians 10:13 -- God carefully measures our trials, and HE promises that we won't face more than we can bear. (But we must also keep in mind that when we choose to walk in darkness, we move out from under God's protection).

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Matthew 5:43-45 -- Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.

Jesus was no ordinary teacher. HE was the Prince of Peace. "Mercy triumphs over judgment!" (James 2:13).

The prayers God answers are those prayed in accordance with HIS will. The Holy Spirit "searches all things even the deep things of God," and "knows the thoughts of God."

God has told us to call on HIM and he will show us great and mighty things. (Jeremiah 33:3)

As Moses prayed with his hands raised to heaven, Joshua's army was victorious. Prayer worked! (Exodus 17:8-13)

Sickly King Hezekiah lay on his death bed. He cried out to God in prayer. God gave the king fifteen years. (II Kings 20:5)



The author's daddy, Dr. Robert E. Smith (a pastor) laid at death's door in a Tyler Texas Hospital. The medical team advised the family to make his funeral arrangements. In answer to prayer, God raised him up and gave him four and a half more years.

God has created all things for his pleasure. Everything is about the kingdom.

Jesus Christ is the rightful ruler of a spiritual Kingdom, and on day, all men will bow before HIM (Philippians 2:9-10).

What do we know about any king? He's born into his position. He rules those in his kingdom with absolute authority.

Those who are chosen by the king to serve as his ambassadors do everything to symbolize the kingdom. Scripture calls us "Christ's ambassadors" (II Corinthians 5:20).

The author shares in his book that "New Science Magazine" reported a world values survey that analyzed the levels of happiness in more than sixty-five (65) countries. Of the nations surveyed, the United States ranked sixteen (16) on the list, even though the standard of living in the U.S. far exceeds that of the fifteen (15) happiest nations.

Joshua 6 -- Praise preceded the fall of Jericho walls.

II Chronicles 20:14-21 -- Praise preceded Jehoshaphat's victory.

Mark 6:30-44 -- Praise preceded the feeding of the 5,000

Acts 16:20-34 -- Praise preceded the earthquake and jailbreak in Philippi

"It is said of Leonardo da Vinci, the great artist, that he wold sit practically motionless for days at a time, meditating and getting the inspiration for his masterpieces."

Celebrate the Small Stuff!

We are to celebrate God's smallest responses to our prayers. The psalmist David said, "I will praise God's name in song and glorify HIM with thanksgiving" (Psalm 69:30). Jesus said in John 14:13, "I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father."

In Exodus 15, after crossing the Red Sea and escaping the wrath of Pharaoh and his army, the children of Israel threw a praise party to celebrate God for bringing them safely out of Egypt.

Sometimes, after God has done something wonderful that we are celebrating, the enemy throws discouragment in our path.

The author and his wife had finished teaching at the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, and were headed toward the airport, when they began to witness to the cab driver, who was from Ghana. After a few minutes he prayed to receive Christ as his Lord and Saviour.

When the cab stopped, the driver jumped out, hugged them, and thanked them for sharing Christ's life with him.

At the ticket counter the author's wife was given a boarding pass.

Then the woman looked at the author and told him, "Sir, I'm sorry, but your ticket has been canceled. You don't have a seat on this flight."

He told th woman, "I did't cancel my ticket."

She told him the airline canceled his ticket.

She then told him that he would have to buy another $471 ticket if he planned to fly home on the flight with his wife.

The author was fuming inside as he pulled out his credit card and purchased another $471 ticket. The author said God asked him, "Eddie, why did you sell my praise for $471?" All it took was one setback, one disappointment, to shut down his "praise party" for the salvation of the cab driver. He had allowed the evil one to crash his praise party and rob God of the praise HE was due - for a measly $471.

Let's acknowledge, thank, and celebrate every victory that God sends our way.

The author shares he does not promise to teach you how to get what you want from God. But he do hope that the readers of his book will know how to be heard in heaven.


I believe that Bethany sent me a complimentary copy to review.

Eddie Smith, Author of "How To Be Heard In Heaven. He is also co-founder and president of the U.S. Prayer Center, equips intercessors worldwide through articles, books, and his international teaching ministry.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Looking Forward & Looking Back ... 3/16/2014 Sunday School Lesson

Michtam . David . God . Lord . Psalm/Tehillim 16:6 (The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered) . Lord - instruct me in night seasons . right hand . rest in hope . Psalm/Tehillim 116:11 (The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered - Everlasting Life) . Hebrews 2 . Psalm/Teillim 16:6(The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered) . Acts 13:35-37 . Psalm/Tehillim 110:4 (Genesis/Bereshith 14:17-20) . seed of Abraham . Christ . Christ Jesus . the law . righteousness - God by faith . power of HIS Resurrection . forgetting - behind . reaching forth before . press toward the mark . Acts 2 . Promise of Holy Ghost . David . The Lord - my Lord . same Jesus/Yeshua - ye crucified - both Lord & Christ . Psalm/Tehillim 110 . Zion . beauty of Holiness . priest forever - after order of Melchizedek . Jesus/Yeshua of Nazareth - Resurrection of Christ . Promise of Holy Ghost . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson for 3/16/2014 is shared from Psalm/Tehillim 110:1-4; Acts 2:22-24,29-32 (Devotional Reading: Psalm/Tehillim 16:7-11; Background Scripture: Psalm/Tehillim 110; Acts 2:22-36)

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Revelation 5:6-13 (Devotional Reading: Matthew 9:35-10:1; Background Scripture: Revelation 3:7; 5:5-13; 6:12-7:17; 22:16) for 3/23/2014.

Michtam ... A golden Psalm of David

Melchizedek (king of righteousness), king of Salem, his priesthood above Aaron's


Psalm/Tehillim 110:1-4; Acts 2:22-24,29-32

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Psalm 110 ... Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory ... Prophetical, Typical, & Historical ... Psalm/Tehillim 110:4 (Genesis/Bereshith 14:17-20) ... Priest & King - God's invitation - God's promise

Acts 2:22-24,29-32 ... Christ & Israel - The Resurrection. Acts was written by Luke the physician & Acts was written has been known as the Gospel of the Holy Spirit

Psalm/Tehillim 110:1-4

Verses 1,2 ... Jesus Christ; Prophecies Concerning Christ; Kingship

Verse 3 ... Eschatology/Last Things; The Millennium; The Universal Triumph of Christianity

Verse 4 ... Jesus Christ; Prophecies Concerning Christ; Kingship

(Genesis/Bereshith 14; Hebrews 5:6,10; 7:1-3 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)




Acts 2:22-24

Verses 22,23 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Crucifixion; Christ's Death

Verse 23 ... Works of God; God's Providence In Man's Temporal Affairs; God Overrules Human Designs

Verse 24 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Crucifixion; Explanation, By New Testament Writers


Monday - March 10, 2014 - Protect Me, O God - Psalm/Tehillim 16:1-6

Psalm/Tehillim 16 - Satisfied with God - Verse 5 (assigned/allotted) ... portion: land, property, or food. Verse 6 (lines: measured by a line) ... David in distrust of merits (reward/honor/esteem) & hatred or idolatry. He sheweth the hope of his calling, of the Resurrection, & life everlasting.


Tuesday - March 11, 2014 - Show Me the Path of Life - Psalm/Tehillim 16:7-11

Satisfied with God - Psalm of Supplication: Expressing of trust in God ... Psalm of Adoration: Of God's goodness & mercy ... Prophetical, Typical & Historical


Wednesday - March 12, 2014 - Freed from Fear of Death - Hebrews 2:14-18

The Outline of Salvation (Hebrews 2:14-18) God's Programme For Salvation (Hebrews 2:1-18) Warning & Exhortation (Hebrews 2:1-4) The Outline of Salvation (Hebrews 2:5-18)


Thursday - March 13, 2014 - The Power of the Resurrection - Philippians 3:7-11

Paul (apostle): past & present ... Warning Digression (Philippians 3:1-21) Digress (turn aside/going aside)


Friday - March 14, 2014 - The Heavenly Call of God - Philippians 3:12-16


Saturday - March 15, 2014 - Made Both Lord & Messiah - Acts 2:33-36

Peter's speech ... Pentecost & The Preaching (Acts 2:1-47) The exaltation of Christ - The appeal


Sunday - March 16, 2014 - Placed on David's Throne - Psalm/Tehillim 110:1-4; Acts 2:22-24,29-32


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible, Zondervan Bible Commentary, Merriam Webster's Deluxe Dictionary 10th Collegiate Edition







Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Live What You Believe ... 2/16/2014 Sunday School Lesson

II Thessalonians 1 . I Timothy 6 . perdition . I Thessalonians 3 . Timotheus . Luke 7 . Capernaum . Pharisees . Simon . Colossains 2 . Laodicea . James 2 . Abraham . Issac . Rahab . God . your faith . charity . Churches of God . tribulations . Jesus/Yeshua . Lord Jesus . Heaven . flaming fire . punished . pray always . Lord Jesus Christ . godliness . content . destruction . love of money . righteousness - love - patience - meekness . fight good fight of faith . lay hold - Eternal Life . stand fast - in Lord . night & day praying . God - our Father . love . certain centurion's servant - sick - ready to die . elders of Jews . servant whole - had been sick . woman in city - sinner -alabaster box of ointment . certain creditors - debtors - forgave them both . her sins - are many - forgiven - for she loved much . any man beguile you - enticing words . steadfastness . walk in HIM . thanksgiving . faith - works . one God - devils believe & tremble . justified by works - received messengers . Sunday School Lesson . heal. Israel . faith - works


The Sunday School Lesson is shared from James 2:14-26 (Background Scripture: James 2:14-26; Devotional Reading: Luke 7:1-10) for 2/16/2014.

The Sunday School Lesson for 2/23/2014 is shared from James 3:1-12 (Background Scripture: James 3:1-12; Devotional Reading: Proverbs/Mishle 18:2-13)

perdition ... utter destruction, eternal damnation

Timotheous (Timothy), accompanies the apostle Paul. Timothy had been left in Ephesus to check erroneous (containing errors) doctrine, while Paul went on to Macedonia to visit his loved Philippians

Capernaum (village of comfort), a city on the west shore of the sea of Galilee

Phariesees ... the word derived from the Hebrew word 'to separate,' & this title was given to the Pharisees, because of their superior strictness in adhering to the law. A class among the scribes - but not identical to scribes. Spirtually proud - without moral excellence.

Simon, reproved Pharisee

Laodicea, a city of Phrygia ( a district of Asia Minor/Turkey), near Colasse

Abraham (father of a multitude), his faith counted for righteousness - his faith in offering Issac

heal ... cure, to care for the sick, to treat, made whole, spiritual healing, to save, medical service, Divinely imparted gifts in he Churches in Apostolic times, reaching completion.

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Israel (God fights), Jacob so called

faith(Hebrews 11), trust without seeing - works (action)

Works by love (I Timothy 1:5; Hebrews 10:23)

faith without works is dead (James 2:17,20)


James 2:14-26 ... faith & works (Sins, Social,& Spiritual: James 2:1-5:6)

Verses 14-17

Verses 14,17 ... Man Redeemed; Faith; Relation of Faith to Works, Faith Without Works Insufficient

Verses 15,16 ... Man Redeemed; Duties & Graces Of The New Life; Ministering to the Necessity of Saints


Verses 18-22

Verse 18 ... Man Redeemed; Faith; Relation of Faith to Works, Faith Without Works Insufficient

Verse 19 ... Angels, Evil Angels, Are Not Believers

Verse 20 ... Man Redeemed; Faith; Relation of Faith to Works; Faith Without Works Insufficient

Verses 21,22 ... Man Redeemed; Faith; Relation of Faith to Works; Works Required in Order to Justification

Verse 21 (Genesis/Bershith 22:1,14)

(Matthew 8:29; Mark 5:7; Galatians 3:6-29 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)






Verses 23-26

Verse 23 ... Man Redeemed; Justification; Faith the Instrumental Clause

Justification ... to justify. All that was necessary on God's part for our justification had been effected in the Death of Christ. He was raised from the dead. The propitation (atonement) being perfect & complete.

Verse 23 (Genesis/Bereshith 15:6; Isaiah 41:8; II Chronicles 20:7)

Verses 24,25 ... Man Redeemed; Faith; Relation of Faith to Works, Works Required in Order to Justification

Verse 25 (Joshua 2:1,21)

Verse 26 ... Man Redeemed; Faith, Relation of Faith to Works, Faith Without Works Insufficient

(Genesis/Bereshith 15:6; II Chronicles 20:7; Isaiah 41:8; Joshua 2:1-21)


Monday - February 10, 2014 - The Work of Faith With Power - II Thessalonians 1:3-12

Prayer & Encouragement


Tuesday - February 11, 2014 - Faith Distracted by Loving Money - I Timothy 6:6-12

False teachers (I Timothy 6:3-10) ... The man of God (I Timothy 6:11-16) ... Regarding Relationships (I Timothy 5:1-6:21)


Wednesday - February 12, 2014 - Completeing What's Lacking in Faith - I Thessalonians 3:4-13

apostle Paul & The Thessalonian Church (I Thessalonians 2:17-3:13)


Thursday - February 13, 2014 - An Example of Great Faith - Luke 7:1-10

The centurion's servant ... The Return To Galilee (Luke 4:14-8:56)


Friday - February 14, 2014 - A Faith that Saves - Luke 7:36-50

The anointing of Jesus/Yeshua


Saturday - February 15, 2014 - Living Your Life in Christ - Colossians 2:1-7

apostle Paul's Ministry ... Christ's Person & Work (Colossians 1:3-2:7)


Sunday - February 16, 2014 - Faith Demonstrated through Works - James 2:14-26


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Editon Bible, KJV Special Arrangement New Testament, Vine's Expository Dictionary of O.T. & N.T. Words, Zondervan Bible Commentary, & Merriam Webster's Deluxe Dictionary

Playing Favorites ... 2/9/2014 Sunday School Lesson

Proverbs 28:20; (The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered) . Peter (Simon) . Acts 10:34 (Whosoever Will May Be Saved) . Galilee . God . Jesus Christ . Holy Ghost . Acts 10:35 (The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered) . Moses . Jehoshaphat . Judah . peace . Beersheba . Mt. Ephraim . Love . James 2:5 (The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered) . Deuteronomy 1 . wise men . hear small & great . Deuteronomy 1:9-18 (Exodus 18:13-26) . Jerusalem . take heed . II Chronicles 19 . Psalm/Tehillim 82 . walketh uprightly - saved . perverse - shall fall . Proverbs/Mishle 28 (wicked & righteousi - work & slack - poor & wealthy) . every nation . children of Israel . God anointed Jesus of Nazareth - Holy Ghost . healing . God - raised - Jesus/Yeshua - 3rd day . Jesus/Yeshua - Judge of dead . Love - commandment - fulfilling law . salvation nearer . cast off darkness . armour of light . walk honestly . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from James 2:1-13 (Background Scripture:James 2:14-26; Devotional Reading: Luke 7:1-10).

Peter (rock, stone), apostle called, sent forth, confessed Jesus/Yeshua to be the Christ, thrice denied Christ, repented, preaches to the Jews, rebuked by apostle Paul, comforts the Church & exhorts to holy living, rebukes Ananias & Sapphirca.

Galilee (ciriuit, district), Christ's work there, also called Sea of Chinnereth - Tiberias - Gennesaret

Jesus Christ (Yeshua) ... Saviour, only way to receive Salvation - Eternal Life (John 3:16)

Holy Ghost (Spirit), Eternal, The Comforter, Teacher, Commissions HIS servants, Sanctifying the Church, God the Father - The SON - The Holy Ghost

Moses (saved from water), an Egyptian name, meets God in Mount Sinai, delivers the law to the people, intercedes for the people, intercedes with Pharaoh for Israel

Jehoshaphat (Jehovah judges), king of Judah

Judah (praise), tribe of blessed by Moses, descendant:s (Genesis/Bereshith 38; 46:12; Numbers 1:26; 26:19; I Chronicles 2-4), Israelites first called Judah

Beer-sheba (well of oath), city & three great wells, with Christian ruins, now called Bir-es-seba. (Abraham dwelt there - Hagar relieved there - Jacob comforted there - Elijah flees to)

Mt Ephraim (double fruitfulness, city 8 miles from Jerusalem, prophecies concerning

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Jerusalem (habitation of peace), Mount Zion applied to the western hill - eastern hill called Mount Moriah


James 2:1-5:6 (Sins, Social, & Spiritual) ... James 2:1-7 (Partiality to the rich) ... James 2:8-13 (The royal law)

James 2:1-4 ... Man Redeemed; Duties & Graces of The New Life; Christian Fellowship, Partially Forbidden

(James 2; 1:2,19; 2:14; 3:1; 5:1 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)


Verses 5-9

Verse 5 ... Civil & Social Life; Social Relations & Duties; Poverty, Alleviations of Their Lot

Verses 6,7 ... Civil & Social Life; Social Relations & Duties; Poverty, Liable to Oppression

Verse 8 ... Man Redeemed; Duties & Graces Of The New Life; Love to Man ... (Leviticus 19:18)

Verse 9 ... Man Redeemed; Duties & Graces Of The New Life; Christian Fellowship, Partially Forbidden




Verses 10-13

Verses 10,11 ... Man Redeemed; Justification; And Faith

James 2:11 (Exodus 20:13-14; Deuteronomy 5:17-18)

Verse 12 ... Man Redeemed; Blessedness of The New Life; Christian Liberty

Verse 13 ... Man Redeemed; Duties & Graces Of The New Life; Mercifulness


Monday - February 3, 2014 - Judging Rightly & Impartially - Deuteronomy 1:9-18

The First Attempt - Horeb to Hormah (Deuteronomy 1:6-46) ... Historical Prologue To The Covenant (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:29) ... Horeb (desert) Moses & Elijah ... Hormah (devoted place) between Gaza & Beer-sheba


Tuesday - February 4, 2014 - Judging on the Lord's Behalf - II Chronicles 19:1-7

The reign of Jehoshaphat (II Chronicles 17:1-21:1) ... The Divided Kingdom - The Story of Judah (10:1-36:23)


Wednesday - February 5, 2014 - Giving Justice to the Weak - Psalm/Tehillim 82

Didactic (instruct/teach) Psalm. The impeachment - verdict - A prayer

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Thursday - February 6, 2014 - Showing Partiality Is Not Good - Proverbs/Mishle 28:18-22

Hezekiah's Edition of Solomon's Proverbs (Proverbs 25:1-29:27)


Friday - February 7, 2014 - God Shows No Partiality - Acts 10:34-43

Peter's message to Gentiles ... Gentiles Enter the Kingdom (Acts 10:1-11:18)


Saturday - February 8, 2014 - Put On the Lord Jesus Christ - Romans 13:8-14

Motives for Christian behavioure ... The Gospel in Action (Romans 12:1-15:13)


Sunday - February 9, 2014 - Faith & Favoritism - James 2:1-13


References used/taken from: KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible, KJV Special Arrangement New Testament, & Zondervan Bible Commentary


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2/23/2014 .. Sermon ' Show time' I Kings 18


Elijah - King Ahab - Mt. Carmel … My pastor preached this on 2/23/14 in the morning service from I Kings 18 … sharing my notes


Angela Watkins's insight:
I Kings 18:36-39 … It’s Show Time



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Every now & then the Church have to take on the Spirit of Elijah.

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King Ahab had a wife named Jezebel.

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God is going to do HIS own thing in HIS own time.

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Sometimes we end up in a place called ‘there.’ Sometimes God will place you in circumstances where you have to trust HIM.

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Sometimes we have to be still.

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After Elijah & the widow woman squared things up. God says its not going to rain - it’s not going to rain.

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Mt. Carmel

The Lord is getting ready to have a ‘Show Down.; Be ready to do what HE has assigned us to do. We need to know that God will make sense out of non-sense to us. God will tell you to use what HE show you to use.

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King Ahab was a hard headed against Israel.

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Sometimes we lose things because we are hard headed.

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If God is God serve HIM, if baal is baal serve him. You can’t have it both ways.

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I Kings 18:23,24: Show Down at Mt. Carmel



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Get on the Lord’s side - Victory was won on Calvary Hill.

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Even if you haven’t accepted God - HE still loves you, but hate your sin.

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I Kings 18:32-35

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Israel was in the middle of a drought - the Church is in the middle of the drought.

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Elijah prayed to the Lord - in his prayer he knew what the Lord was getting ready to do.

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We got to line up with what God’s Word says.

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God shows up right on time.

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A show down right here between good & evil. ………….

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Fighting For Dear Life 'Terri Schiavo': Book Review

This is not a new review. I was sent a complimentary copy of this book to review, from the publishing company while being the Baptist Editor/Host for a site between 2002 - 2006/2007.

David Gibbs defends the rights of churches and Christians nationwide through Gibbs Law Association. He is a graduate of Liberty University and received his law degree from Duke University.

David took a leap of faith in October 2003 when Bob and Mary Schindler, Terri Schiavo's parents asked him to become the lead attorney in their frantic fight to save their daughter's life. Gibbs embarked on a compelling journey that would forever change his life.

Terri Schiavo is dead.

The attorney offer three reasons why he felt compelled to tell Terri's story.



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He was there.

He witnessed firsthand what transpired both in the courtroom and behind the scenes. He sat and visited with Terri on numerous occasions. He laughed with her. He watched Terri's family interact with her in ways nobody in the media ever saw. And, he was in her room the day her feeding tube was removed...as well as shortly before Terri took her final breath.

When Bob and Mary Schindler first met with our legal team on Monday night, October 13, 2003, they were exhausted, weary, and out of options. Terri was very much alive, but her days were numbered after being rebuffed by the court system for more than a decade. In just two days, Terri's feeding tube would be removed for the second time.

Mary expressed how stunned she was that so many lawyers from their firm had already cared enough to listen for several hours while they bared their souls - especially since they were unable to pay them anything.

From time to time the attorney has been asked why his legal team agreed to work with the Schindler's - especially given the pitfalls and incredible odds against them. In a word, he believed God called him to do this work. As his father taught him, having a servant heart doesn't always mean you do what's easy; rather, you do what's right.

Their office stayed in constant communication throughout that weekend with other legislators they knew who were also in contact with Gov. Bush's legal advisers. The lawmakers in Tallahassee channels that Terri's feeding tube had been withdrawn earlier that week and they were very concerned.

The Schindlers had a small army of supporters who were watching the news eager to help. Within hours, phone calls, faxes, and emails poured into the Senate and into the Governor's office, as nearly 200,000 concerned citizens made their wishes known to Florida legislators.

The author (attorney) knew the attorneys from the House of Representatives had flown down from Washington, D.C. to conduct last minute filings with the court on Terri's behalf; they'd be arriving at his office shortly.

Terri was in great spirits that morning. Her eyes had a brightness that seemed to complement the light pink glow in her complexion. She sat in her reclining chair clutching her favorite stuffed cat under her arm. She was wearing a pink robe and a light brown blanket covered her lap.

Public servants delayed their Easter recess to finalize the bill. On Palm Sunday afternoon, the Senate assembled on Capital Hill and, in what was a unanimous bipartisan vote of those present, passed Senate Bill S.686.

Meanwhile, President Bush, who was at his home in Crawford, Texas rearranged his schedule and flew back to the White House. Rather than wait for the bill to be flown to Texas - a delay that could impact Terri's viability, Mr. Bush sacrificially put his signature immediately over the holiday.





Sunday evening, with the President on route to Washington, D.C. lawmakers gathered at 9 a.m. in the House of Representatives for what would be three hours of televised debate followed by a vote. Terri's brother Bobby was on Captial Hill visiting with every Congress member who would see him.

The well-known story of Job comes to mind. Here was a man who had everything. But, in the blink of an eye, God permitted it all to be swept away. Houses. Possessions. Livestock. Wealth. Children. Even his health. You might say Job's wife was the original right-to-die advocate. She said, "Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Curse God and die" (Job 2:9).

When faced with the decision whether or not to remove the life support of a loved one, there's one perspective few take into view: Eternity. The author asks a question: If you knew a person who had not yet made peace with God, meaning they would go to hell if you removed them from their life support, would you still pull the plug?

Eternity is forever.

A dear friend of the author, Helen Barber, was faced with that dilemma. Her father, Sterling Johnson was a strong man who had milked cows by hand every day. Helen described him as a "moral" person and yet one who remained without Christ throughout his life.

As Sterling's health began to deteriorate more dramatically, his doctor pulled Helen aside and said "Your father is dying. He will not live fifteen minutes unless we put him on a respirator to breathe for him.

Helen also knew that if her Dad died that night, he would die without ever having trusted Jesus Christ as his Saviour. For forty years, her Dad had rejected the Gospel message, but with one more night of life, Helen and her husband would have a final opportunity to tell him about Jesus.

Helen's decision was immediate and resolute: "Put him on the respirator! Put him on anything that will keep him alive.

Helen's husband, Raymond was a pastor who had won many people to Christ in hospitals over the years, and as Sterling's son-in-law, he would do all he could.

When Raymond came out, he said, "Your Dad trusted Christ as his Saviour! "Her dad was taken off the life-support several days later. Interestingly, he continued to live and was dismissed from the hospital to go live in his own home.

Her dad lived a normal life in New Mexico for another 18 months and attended church every Sunday. His greatest regret was that he had wasted his life not knowing the full joy of a close relationship with Christ. Her dad passed away eighteen months later.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Living With Justice & Mercy ... 1/5/14 Sunday School Lesson

Sabbath . Cured - Healed . Jesus/Yeshua . Temple . Holy Convocation . Harp - Solemn Sound - Higgaion . Bethesda . Water . 2 Omers . Moses . Holy Sabbath . 2nd Sabbath . Another Sabbath . God . Thanks . Sing Praises . Sabbath Day . morning & every night . My Father . 6 days - 7th day . Commandments - Laws . Children of Israel . Feasts of the Lord - Unleavened Bread . Kings of Judah . throne of David . Horses - Chariots . Land of Benjamin . Burnt Offerings . South . Meat Offerings . Pharisees . Shewbread . Priest . Synagogue . Sunday School Lesson . Luke 6 . John 5


The Sunday School Lesson for 1/5/2014 is shared from: Luke 6:1-11 (Background Scripture: Luke 6:1-47; Devotional Reading: John 5:2-17).

The Sunday School Lesson for 1/12/2014 is shared from Luke 6:17-31 (Background Scripture: Luke 6:17-36; Devotional Reading: Matthew 18:21-35).


Sabbath instituted (Genesis/Bereshith 2:2; Hebrews 4:4) ... Christ the Lord of (Luke 6:5) ... Of the 7th year (Exodus 23:11; Leviticus 25:1) ... Only season of Worship to which the decalogue '10 Commandments' make any reference, & stands 1st among the feasts in Leviticus 23. Strict day of rest.

Cured - Healed ... Restore to Health ... Heal & Worship ... Care for the sick - treat ... Cure ... Made Whole - Spiritual Healing ... Save ... Attention ... Medical Service ... Reaching Completion ... Divinely imparted gifts in the Churches in Apostolic Times.

Holy convocation ... Exodus 12:16; Leviticus 23:24

Harp: Genesis/Bereshith 4:21: I Corinthians 14:7 ... Used in public worship. Played by David. ... Was the national instrument of the Hebrews, & was well known throughout Asia.

Higgaion ... Occur with 'Selah (pause or end - direction to play loud).'

Bethesda (house of mercy - flowing water). Hebrew name of a tank or reservoir, with 5 'porches' close upon the sheep-gate or market in Jerusalem, John 5:2.

Omers, a measure. 1 Omer = 6 pints.

#6 ... suggests incompleteness, in comparison with the perfect #7.

#7 ... full, abundant, completeness.

Commandments - Laws ... Of God given to Adam, promulgated through Moses, preserved in the ark, fulfilled by Christ ...

Unleavened Bread: Exodus 12:39; 13:7; Leviticus 7:132; Numbers 6:10

Judah (praise), son of Jacob ... tribe of, blessed by Moses, they make David king & adhere to his house, Israelites 1st called, Jews derived from 'Judah,'

David (beloved), king, son of Jesse, eats of the shewbread, becomes king of Judah, becomes king of all Israel

Chariots - Horses ... When David defeated the king of northeastern Syria he kept from the slaughter horses enough for a hundred chariots (II Samuel 8:4)

Benjamin (son of the right Hand), youngest son of Jacob, blessed by Moses, the first king chosen from, the tribe of apostle Paul.

Burnt Offerings, law concerning (Leviticus 1:1; 6:8) ... Ezra 8:4; Exodus 18

Meat Offering: Leviticus 2; Numbers 15:9

Pharisee, derived from the Hebrew word meaning 'to separate.' Intolerant of those different from them. A Class among the scribes. Hypocritical in character - sanctimonious in manner. Spiritually proud - without moral excellence.

Shewbread, 'bread of the face,' Presence of God, 'bread of ordering,' 'holy bread,' 12 loaves representing tribes of Israel, were set in order every Sabbath day before the Lord, ' on behalf of the children,' an everlasting Convenant. 'Loaves symbolized sacrifical atonement of the Cross........... Christ - Living Bread - Nourishment of all.

Synagogue, Christ & the apostle Paul taught in ... Captivity led to the institution of the synagogue, or school of religion. As a rule the house was regarded as sacred to God & HIS Worship. Synagogue did not take the place of the Temple.


Luke 6:1-11

Luke 6:1-12 ... Touching the ears of corn that were plucked by the disciples on the Sabbath ... Luke 6:1-12 Christ reproveth the Pharisees' blindness about the observation of the Sabbath, by Scripture, reason, & miracle.

Verses 1-5: Exodus 20; Leviticus 23; Matthew 12; Mark 2; Luke 14; Colossians 2:16

Verses 1-5 ... Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; Christ's Teaching About the Sabbath, The Sabbath for Man, & Not Man for the Sabbath

Luke 6:1 (Matthew 12:1; Mark 2:23) ... Luke 6:2 (Matthew 12:2; Mark 2:24) ... Luke 6:3 (Mark 2:25) ... Luke 6:4 (Matthew 12:4; Mark 2:26) ... Luke 6:5 (Matthew 12:8-10; Mark 2:28)

Luke 6:45 ... Sacred Rites & Forms; Bloodless Sacrifices; The Shewbread, to Be Eaten Only by the Priests

(Deuteronomy 23:24-25; I Samuel 2:1-6 ...Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)


Verses 6-8

Verses 6,7 ... Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; Christ's Teaching About the Sabbath, Works of Necessity & Charity Allowed

Verse 8 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Divinity; Christ Possesses the Attributes of God, Is< Omniscient (Unlimited Knowledge/Insight/Awareness/Understanding) Luke 6:6 (Mark 3:1) ... Luke 6:7 (Matthew 12:10)


Verses 9-11

Verses 9,10 ... Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; Christ's Teachings About the Sabbath, Works of Necessity & Charity Allowed

Verse 11 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Ministry; Christ's Reception by Men, Hated & Persecuted

Luke 6:9 (Matthew 12:12; Luke 3:4) ... Luke 6:10 (Matthew 12:13; Mark 3:5) ... Luke 6:11 (Matthew 12:14; Mark 3:6)


Monday - December 30, 2013 - God Is Still Working - John 5:2-17

The cripple at Bethesda (John 5:1-47)

Jesus on the sabbath day, cureth an impotent man at the pool of Bethesda (John 5:17) the Jews persecute HIM for it: he justifieth HIMSELF


Tuesday - December 31, 2014 - A Day of Thanksgiving - Psalm/Tehillim 92:1-8

Psalm of Supplication: Relative to public Worship ... Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory ... Didactic Psalm: Showing the blessings of God's people & the misery of HIS enemies ... Didactic (Instruct/Teach/Information)

New Year's Eve


Wednesday - January 1, 2014 - A Day of Rest - Exodus 16:22-30

Quails & manna are sent. The manna was not to be found on the Sabbath (Exodus 16:11-31).

Food Miraculously Provided (Exodus 15:22-16:36)

New Year's Day ... Another Year - Praise The Lord


Thursday - January 2, 2014 - A Day of Remembrance - Deuteronomy 5:11-15

God & HIS People (Deuteronomy 5:1-11:32)

The 10 Commandments (Deuteronomy 5:6-21)


Saturday - January 4, 2014 - A Holy Day - Jeremiah 17:19-27

6th message: the outcome of sin (Jeremiah 17:1-27)

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

In God alone is sure Salvation (Jeremiah 17:12-27)


Friday - January 3, 2014 - A Holy Convocation - Leviticus 23:1-8

Sabbath (Leviticus 23:1-8)

Passover & Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:4-8)

Of sundry (various) feasts. The Sabbath. The Passover (Leviticus 23:1-25)


Sunday - January 5, 2014 - Lord of the Sabbath - Luke 6:1-11

Miracles & discourses (Luke 5:1-6:11) ... The Return To Galilee (Luke 4:14-8:56)


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible, KJV Special arrangement N.T., Vine's Expository Dictionary Of O.T. & N.T. Words, Zondervan Bible Commentay & Merriam Webster's Deluxe Dictionary 10th Collegiate Edition








Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Dreams Come True ... 12/29/2013 Sunday School Lesson

Circumcising . JESUS/Yeshua . purification . turtle doves . young pigeons . Luke 2 . Lamb . burnt offering . sin offering . Tabernacle . atonement . Promises . Comfort (Comforter/Holy Ghost) . far/north/west/Sinim . sing/singing . mercy . Jerusalem . Simeon . Israel . Holy Ghost . spirit . Temple . east . child Jesus . Salvation . Gentiles . Joseph & HIS Mother, Mary . Anna/prophetess . tribe of Aser . fasting & prayers . thanks . Redemption . Leviticus 12 . Isaiah 40 . Isaiah 49 . Isaiah 42 . Sunday School Lesson


The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Luke 2:25-38 (Background Scripture: Luke 2:21-40; Devotional Message: Isaiah 49:8-13).

Circumcision, of Jesus/Yeshua (Luke 2:21), ye shall cut foreskin (Genesis/Bereshith 17:11)

JESUS (Joshua, Jeshua), Joshua (Jehovah is Salvation); Eternal Life only comes by/through Jesus.

purification, laws concerning (Leviticus 13-16), of women (Leviticus 12; Luke 2:22)

turtle doves, used for offerings. Could not be obtained during the winter, when the dove or young wild pigeon could be had.

pigeon,as an offering (Leviticus 1:14;12:6;Luke 2:24)

Lamb, for sacrifices

burnt offerings, law concerning (Leviticus 1:1;6:8); make an atonement for sin ... music with (Numbers 10:10)

sin offering, ordinances concerning (Leviticus 12:6-8); Temporary (Daniel 11:31;Hebrews 9-10)

Tabernacle, the dwelling or headquarters of Moses, & the public place where the public business of the nation was transacted ... An exact of the whole structure & all its appointments was shows to him by God in Mount sinai, & he was commanded to entrust the execution of the mechanical part of the work to Bezaleel, of the tribe of Judah, & Aholiab, of the tribe of Dan, who were the most skillful workmen in the nation.

atonement, made by Christ (Romans 3:24;II Corinthians 5:18; Hebrews 9:28); commemorated in the Lord's Supper (Matthew 26:26;I Corinthians 11:23)

Holy Ghost, Comforter, God

Sinim, a remote eastern land, perhpas China

sing/singing, psalmody, service of song, Jewish, & Christian & Spiritual Songs

mercy is the act of God. Pray boldly for mercy, ask for mercy for one another. God is merciful, so we should show mercy to one another. God has provided Salvation for all men (male/female).

Simeon (hearing), blesses Christ

Spirit, of God, the Holy Spirit, or Holy Ghost

Temple, symbolcial of the body of Christ; of God & Holy Ghost - Christians are; house of God: ... Building not large, but magnificent & costly; made of stone & cedar, & decorated lavishly with gold & precious stones. Consistecd of 4 parts. The Porch, facing the east.

Salvation, only comes from Jesus/Yeshua.

Gentiles (not Jews), origin of (Genesis/Bereshith 10:5); Christ made known to (Colossians 1:27); their conversion predicted (Iaiah 42:1;49:6;Luke 2:32)

Joseph, husband of the Virgin Mary

HIS Mother, Mary (Miriam), the Virgin, mother of Jesus/Yeshua

Anna, Grecized form of 'Hannah,' a prophetess

tribe of Aser - Asher (Happy One)

fasting & prayer, but by prayer & fasting (Matthew 17:21;Mark 9:29) ... fasting (voluntary abstinence from food) ... prayer (to ask, communciate with God; make request; to call to one's aid; Intercession, offered in the name of the JESUs; faith is essential to prayer.

thanks, gratitude; thankfulness; ... to acknowledge fully, to celebrate fully in praise with thanksgiving is used of Anna in Luke 2:38

Redemption, by Christ, through Christ's Blood

Promises: Isaiah 40:1,2 (Pardon for Iniquities & Sins) .. Isaiah 49:9b,10 (Food Provided for the Lord's Children) ... Isaiah 42:6 (Health & Healing & Pardon for Iniquities & Sins) ... Healing can be Supernatural (Divine), by rest, exercise, nutrition, professional medical aids & all Christians will have perfect bodies in Heaven.


Luke 2:21-39 (The circumcision & presentation of Jesus/Yeshua)

Luke 2:25-38

Verses 25-27

Verses 25,26 ... Jesus Christ; Prophecies Concerning Christ; Birth

Verse 27 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; Appearance in the Temple

(John 14:16 ... Reference Scripture in Sunday School book)


Verses 28-32 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Lfie; Appearance in the Tmeple

Luke 2:32 (Isaiah 49:6; Acts 13:47)


Christian Books of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ birth, early life and Ministry









Verses 33-38

Verse 33 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; Fame Among the People

Verse 34 ... Jesus Christ; Prophecies Concerning Christ; Figurative Prophecies, Stumbling-Stone

Verse 35 ... Jesus Christ; Prophecies Concerning Christ; Death

Verse 36 ... Mediums & Methods of Revelation; Prophetesses; By Vocation

Verse 37 ... The Family; Widows & Orphans; Widows to Be Honored, if Widows Indeed, A Notable Example

Verse 38 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Ministry; Christ's Reception by Men; The Ministry of Women

(John 19:25; Matthew 27:38-43)Judges 4:4; Acts 21:9)



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Monday - December 23, 2013 - Parents Committed to the Law - Luke 2:21-24

HIS Circumcision. Christ is circumcised. Mary purified.


Tuesday - December 24, 2013 - Circumcising on the Eighth Day - Leviticus 12:1-5

Leviticus 12 (Worship of God - Positive safeguard to health) ... The purification of a woman after childbirth.

December 24, 2013 - Christmas Eve


Wednesday - December 25, 2013 - Offering a Sacrifice to the Lord - Leviticus 12:6-8

Her offerings for her purifying.

Christmas Day.


Thursday - December 26, 2013 - Consolation for Israel - Isaiah 40:1-5

God sends comforts to HIS people. Preaching of John the Baptist.


Friday - December 27, 2013 - The Lord's Comfort & Compassion - Isaiah 49:8-13

HE is sent to the Gentiles. God's love to the Church perpetual. (perpetual: continuing forever/Eternal)


Saturday - December 28, 2013 - A Light to the Nations - Isaiah 42:1-7

Office of Christ: God's promise to HIm


Sunday - December 29, 2013 - Jesus presentation in the Temple - Luke 2:25-38

Mary purified. Simeon & Anna prophecy of Christ.


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopeida/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Special Arrangement N.T. Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible, KJV New Devotional & Explanatory Family bible, Vine's Expository Dictionary of O.T. & N.t. Words, The Strongest Strong's Concordance Of The bible & Merriam Webster's Deluxe Dictionary 10th Collegiate Edition

Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Bundle of Joy ... 12/22/2013 Sunday School Lesson

Samuel . I Samuel . Elkanah . Shiloh . Numbers 6 . Zebulun . Naphtali . Isaiah 9 . Micah 5 . Psalm/Tehillim 18 . Promises . Galatians 4 . Luke 2 . decree . Caesar Augustus . Cyrenius . lineage of David . swaddling clothes . manager . Mary . Joseph . Christ the Lord . heavenly host - praising God . Mary - kept all these things in her heart . Joseph . Moses . Speak . Aaron . children of Israel . Jordan . Galilee . Nations . Nazareth . Judaea . Bethlehem . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Luke 2:1-17 (Devotional Reading: Galatians 4:1-7; Background Scripture: Luke 2:1-10) for December 22, 2013.


Samuel & I Samuel ... Samuel is the most important character in the opening portion. ... In the Talmud, Samuel is stated to have written the books that bear his name, also Ruth & Judges. ... I Samuel 1-12, the history of Samuel until he retires from his position as judge, Eli's history being narrated so far as connected with that of Samuel.

Talmud )'doctrine,; from the Hebrew word "to learn") is a large collection of writings, containing a full account of the civil & religious laws of the Jews).

Numbers 6 ... Numbers (history of the Israelites from the time of their leaving Sinai, in the 2nd year after the exodus). ... The preparations for the departure from Sinai (Numbers 1:1-10:10).

Elkanah (God created), father of Samuel.

Shiloh (place of rest), a city of Ephraim, surrounded by mountains, now desolate ruins, with remains of a synagogue.

Zebulun or Zabulon

Naphtali (struggle for)

Isaiah 9 ... Isaiah 7-12, prophecies belonging to the period of the Syro-Ephraimitish wars; the prophecy of Immanuel, & the downfall of the Assyrians.

Micah & Micah 5 ... shortened form of Micaiah (who is like Jehovah?) ... A prophet, a native of Moresheth, a little town in the maritime plain, a dependency of Gath. ... Micah 3-5, a vivid description of the sinfulness of the leaders of the people, the destruction of Jerusalem, the future restoration of the people, ^ the glorious reign of the Messianic King.

Psalm/Tehillim 18 ... 'Sepher Tehillim,' Hebrew title of this treasury of "prayer, praise, & adoration" the Book of Praises. ... Psalm of Gratitude: For mercies shown to the psalmist. Psalm of Adoration: Of God's goodness & mercy & Of God's power, majesty, & glory.

Promises: Victory Over Enemies & Trouble & Whosoever Will May Be Saved

Galatians 4 ... The Gospel Explained & Exemplified (Galatians 3:1-4:31) ... the gospel as superseding the law (Galatians 3:1-4:31). Legal ordinances have been superseded by faith in Jesus Christ. ... Galatia, Roman province of Asia Minor (Turkey).

decree ... an opinion or judgment, an opinion expressed with authority, a doctrine, ordinance.

Caesar, Roman emperor, Augustus

Cyrenius, Greek form of 'Quirinus,' governor of Syria

swaddling-clothes ... signifies to wrap in swaddling-clothes

manager ... a stall, the stall or crib

lineage of David - David (beloved), king, son of Jesse ... God promises to him ... the progenitor (an ancestor in the direct line - a biologically ancestral form) of Christ, & prophecies connected with.

Luke 2 .., The birth of Jesus Christ (Luke 2:1-7) ... Bethlehem (home of Ruth & Boaz - birthplace of David King of Israel Luke 2:1-10). ... The angels (Luke 2:8-20) ... Augustus taxeth the Roman empire. Christ's nativity.


Luke 2:1-17

Verses 1-5

Verses 1,2,3 ... Civil & Social Life; The Body Politic; Taking the Census

Verses 4,5 ... Jesus Christ (Yeshua); Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; As Recorded by Luke

(Luke 3:1; John 6:35 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)




Verses 6-12

Verses 6,7 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; As Recorded by Luke

Verse 8 ... Industrial Employments & Products; Care of Live Stock; Shepherds, The Shepherds of Bethlehem

Verse 9 ... Angels; Good Angels; Terror At

Verses 10,11 ... Jesus Christ; Offices Of Christ; Our Saviour

Verse 12 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; Christ Visited by the Wise Men & the Shepherds


Bibles in English and Spanish, Christian Books in English and Spanish of Birth of Jesus in Bethelehem, Luke 2 in English and Spanish, Matthew 2 in English and Spanish, The Wise Men and the Shepherds in English and Spanish



(Isaiah 25:9; 33:22; I Corinthians 8:6)


Verses 13-17

Verse 13 ... Duties To God; Praise; Praise Due from All, From All in Heaven

Verse 14 ... Duties To God; Praise; Doxologies (expression of praise to God)



Spanish Christian Praise Music, African American Christian Praise Music, Christian Praise Music, Gospel Praise Music




Verses 15,16 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; Christ Visited by the Wise Men & the Shepherds

Verse 17 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; Fame Among the People

(Luke 2:13; Matthew 28:16-20)


Monday - December 16, 2013 - A Child Dedicated to the Lord - I Samuel 1:21-28

Samuel (I Samuel 1) Samuel & the Nazarite Vow


Tuesday - December 17, 2013 - Blessing the Children of Israel - Numbers 6:22-27


Wednesday - December 18, 2013 - Hope for the Coming One - Isaiah 9:1-5


Thursday - December 19, 2013 - A Ruler from Bethlehem & Judah - Micah 5:1-5


Friday - December 20, 2013 - God's Blessing on David's Descendants - Psalm 18:46-50


Saturday - December 21, 2013 - The Fulness of Time - Galatians 4:1-7


Sunday - December 22, 2013 - The Birth of Jesus (Yeshua) in Bethlehem - Luke 2:1-17


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible, Vine's Expository Dictionary of O.T. & N.T. Words, Zondervan Bible Commentary & Merriam Webster's Deluxe Dictionary 10th Collegiate Edition

The Wise Men . East . Worship Plan ... 12/25/1988 Sermon

The Wise Men from the East & Their Worship Plan: 12-25-1988 Sermon

Jesus/Yeshua . Bethlehem . Judea . Herod the king . wise men . east . Jerusalem . King of the Jews . Worship . Matthew 2:1.2


Wise Men ... The Magi of Eastern sages who came to homage to the new-born King-Messiah, belonged to a castle of Persian notables which embraced philosophers & priests (Matthew 2:1,2).

Worship ... An act of homage or reverence - paid to God. To praise: direct acknowledgement to God, of HIS nature, attributes, ways, & claims, whether by the outgoing of the heart in praise & thanksgiving or by deed in such acknowledgement.

Jesus ("Joshua" meaning 'Jehovah is Salvation'), the Saviour. Given to the Son of God in Incarnation as HIS personal name in obedience to the command of the angel to Joseph, the husband of HIS Mother, Mary, shortly before HE was born (Matthew 1:21).



This sermon was preached by one of my former Pastors' on Christmas Day in 1988, at my home Church.


Matthew 2:1,2

The Visit of the Wise Men (Matthew 2:1-12)

Verse 1 ... Now when ... Jesus (Daniel 9:24; Luke 2:4) ... was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men ... from (I Kings 4:30; Isaiah 11:10) ... the east to Jerusalem.




Verse 2 ... Saying, ... Where (Luke 2:11) ... is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his ... star (Numbers 24:17; Isaiah 60:3) ... in the east, & are come to worship him.

Matthew 2:2 (Jeremiah 23:5; Zechariah 9:9; Numbers 24:17)


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Special Arrangement New Testament, Vine's Expository Dictionary of O.T. & N.T. Words & Zondervan Bible Commentary

Saturday, December 14, 2013

God Sends Jesus: Opening the Way ... 12/15/13

Luke 1;3;7 . Matthew 3 . Circumcise . Writing Table . Praised God . Lord . 15th year . Tiberius . Pilate . Herod . Philip . Trachonitis . Annas . Wilderness . Jordan . baptism - repentance - remission of sins . Esaias . Publicans . Soliders . Spirit of God - Dove . Prepare the Way . Elisabeth's full time - son . Great Mercy . Rejoiced . Zacharias . (Prophecy - Prophesy) . Lord God of Israel . Horn . David . Holiness & Righteousness . Salvation . Light - Guide . Promises: Luke 1:71,74; Luke 1:77


The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Luke 1:57-58, 67-79 (Background Scripture: Luke 1:57-80; Devotional Reading: Luke 1:59-66) for 12/15/2013.


Circumcise ... Genesis/Bereshith 17:1 cut foreskin ... Philippians 3:5 circumcise the 8th day.

15th year - #15 ... Luke 3:1, where Luke dates the reign of Tiberas from the period of his rule with Augustus.

Tiberius, the Roman emperor.

Pilate, Pontius, governor of Judea.

Herod, reproved by John the Baptist, imprisons him.

Trachonitis, a region east of Jordan; one of the Roman provinces into which it was divided.

Annas, Grecized form of 'Hanan,; high priest.

Jordan (stream), important river of Palestine/Then - Holy Land/Now is the Jordan. Modern name of the river is 'Esh Sheriah,; "the watering-place." John baptizes there.

Baptism of John (Luke 3)

Baptism of Repentance (Luke 3:3) ... Blood shed for Remission of sins (Matthew 26:28)

Esaias/Isaiah (the salvation of Jehovah), prophet.

Publicans (some believe in Jesus/Yeshua) . By a decree of Caesar the taxes of Judea were levied by publicans in Judea & paid directly to the national government, the officials being appointed by the provincial officers.

Soliders, admonition to (Luke 3:14); demanded, And what shall we do? (Luke 3:14).

Dove, an emblem of the Holy Spirit, of peace, purity, & affection. (Holy Spirit in form of - descending like a dove).

Holy Ghost (Luke 3:16), baptize with Holy Ghost.

Prophecy, God author of; gift of Christ; of Holy Ghost; how to be received; false - how tested (Scriptures from Old & New Testament)

Prophesy, we prophesy in part (I Corinthians 13:9).

Promises: (Luke 1:71,74) The Lord's Love & Care for HIS Children; (Luke 1:77) Pardon for Sins & Iniquities.


Luke 1:57-58,67-79

Verses 57,58

Verse 57 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Forerunner; John's Birth, Early Life, & Ministry ... Miracles; Supernatural Bodily Gifts & Deprivations; Gift of Children

Verse 58 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Forerunner; John's Birth, Early Life, & Ministry

(Luke 1:59-66 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)



Christian Books of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ birth, early life and Ministry




Verses 67-71

Verse 67 ... Mediums & Methods of Revelation; The Qualifications Of A Prophet; He Must Be Inspired

Verses 68,69,70 ... Duties to God; Thanksgiving; Thanksgiving for Christ & HIS Salvation

(Psalm 18:2; 89:24; 132:17; 148:14)



Writing Table, Desk, Journals, Composition Books, Copier Paper, Laser Copier Paper, Paper Supplies, Office Supplies, Labtop, Tablet, iPad, iPod, Cellphones,






Verses 72-79

Verses 72,73 ... Jesus Christ; Prophecies Concerning Christ; Descent

Verses 74,75 ... Duties To God; Prayer; Objects of Prayer, Deliverance from Enemies

Verse 76 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Ministry; Christ's Reception by Men, Regarded as a Prophet ... Man Redeemed; Repentance; Nature of True Repentance, An Apprehension of God's Mercy in Christ

Verse 77 ... Man Redeemed; Blessedness of The New Life; Assurance of the Divine Favour ... Man Redeemed; Repentance; Nature of True Repentance, An Apprehension of God's Mercy in Christ

Verse 78 ... Jesus Christ; Figurative Characters Of Christ; The Light of the World ... Man Redeemed; Repentance; Nature of True Repentance, An Apprehension of God's Mercy in Christ

Verse 79 ... Jesus Christ; Figurative Characters Of Christ; The Light of the World

(Genesis 15:13,18; Exodus 7:1; Malachi 4:2; Luke 1:46-56)


Monday - December 9, 2013 - What Will This Child Become? - Luke 1:59-66

The nativity of John ... The birth & circumcision of John (Luke 1:57-80)


Tuesday - December 10, 2013 - John's Call to Repentance - Luke 3:1-6

John's preaching & baptism (Luke 3:1-14) ... The Ministry of John (Luke 3:1-20)


Wednesday - December 11, 2013 - What, Then, Should We Do? - Luke 3:7-14


Thursday - December 12, 2013 - One More Powerful than John - Luke 3:15-20

John's testimony of Christ.


Friday - December 13, 2013 - The Baptizer of Jesus - Matthew 3:13-17

Christ baptized by John in Jordan ... The Baptism of Jesus.


Saturday - December 14, 2013 - A Prophet & More - Luke 7:18-27

Christ raiseth from death the widow's son at Nain; answereth John's messengers with the declaration of HIS miracles: testifieth to the people what opinion HE held of John (Luke 7:11-29) ... The enquiry of John the Baptist (Luke 7:18-35)


Sunday - December 15, 2013 - A Prophet of the Most High - Luke 1:57-58,67-79

The nativity of John. Zacharias' prophecy. ... The birth & circumcision of John (Luke 1:57-80)


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible, Vine's Expository Dictionary of O.T. 7 N.T. Words & Zondervan's Bible Commentary

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Surprised & Expectant ... 12/1/2013 Sunday School Lesson

Psalm/Tehillim . Maschil . Gospel of Luke . David (King) . Horn . Salvation . Father/God . Lord . Covenant . Promises . Israel . Egypt . Nations . gods (Little 'g') . Pray/Prayer . Ahaz (King) . Virgin . Espoused . Immanuel . butter/honey . house of David (royal household) . Elisabeth . Mary . Holy Ghost . angel Gabriel . Galilee . Nazareth . Joseph . Jesus . Son of God . Juda . Zacharias . II Samuel . Isaiah 7 . Sunday School Lesson

. Advent Season

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Luke 1:26-40 (Background Scripture: Luke 1:26-45; Devotional Reading: Psalm 89:1-7).

Machil, Maskil (instructing) Psalm/Tehillim 89

David (beloved), King, son of Jesse, Prophecies connected with Psalm 89.

Horn (metaphorically to signify strength & honor/type of victory).

Salvation, to be wrought out with fear & trembling (Philippians 2:12). Only through Jesus Christ (John 3:16).

Promises: Psalm 89:4 Health & Healing ... Psalm 89:21,22,23 Victory over enemies & trouble ... Psalm 89:28 The Upright are Blessed & Prosperous ... Psalm 89:29 Blessing on Children, Relatives & Friends ... Matthew 1 Pardon for Sins & Iniquities (Healing can come supernaturally/by exercise & nutrition/by rest/by medical care & supervision/God will give Christians/Believers new perfect bodies in Heaven) ... (Prosperity does not always mean material blessings - it can mean different things for different individuals).

Ahaz (possesor), King of Judah, refuses to ask for a sign (Isaiah 7).

Virgin, Christ born of, Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:27.

Espoused, promise in marriage, Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:27; 2:5, to woo & win with reference to the Virgin Mary.

Immanuel (God with us).

Elisabeth, Grecized form of 'Elishaba, God her oath,' mother of John the Baptist.

Mary (Miriam), the Virgin, mother of Jesus.

Holy Ghost. As a Spirit (Eternal) The Teacher. The Comforter. Appoints Ministers where to preach the Gospel, HE teaches & Commissions HIS servants. Emblems of The Holy Spirit. Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Gabriel (hero of God), archangel.

Galilee (circuit district), prophecy concerning.

Nazareth (twig, brushwood), in Isaiah connected with the word "branch." Low cliff above the town is probably the site of the attempt to precipitate Christ.

Joseph, husband of the Virgin.

Jesus (Joshua, Jeshua) Saviour - Son of God. Joshua (Jehovah is Salvation).

Juda, Judah (Jews - Israelites first called).

Zacharias, father of John the Baptist.


Biblical Maps of Galilee and Nazareth






Advent (period between 4 Sundays before Christmas observed by some Christmas as a season of prayer & fasting).


Luke 1:26-40

Verses 26-30 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; As Recorded by Luke

Matthew 1 (The genealogy of Jesus Christ: Mary's miraculous conception; Jesus is born; HIS names).


Verses 31-33

Verse 31 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; As Recorded by Luke

Verses 32,33 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Divinity; Is Called Lord


Verses 34-40

Verses 24,35,38 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; As Recorded by Luke

Verse 35 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Divinity; Is Called the Son of God


Christian Books & Bibles with the names of Jesus in Hebrew and Aramaic



Verse 36 ... The Family; Parents & Children; Barrenness, Miraculously Removed ... Miracles; Supernatural Bodily Gifts & Deprivations; Gift or Denial of Children ... Christ's Birth: Recorded by Matthew & Luke.

Verse 37 ... God; Attributes of God As Person; Omnipotence (unlimited authority/power)

Verses 39,40 ... Civil & Social Life; Manners & Customs; Visiting, & Returning Home

(Isaiah 55:8; Luke 1:37 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)


Monday - November 25, 2013 - A Covenant with David - Psalm 89:1-7

The psalmist praises God for HIS care of the Church. Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite (Psalm 89)


Tuesday - November 26, 2013 - God's Faithfulness & Steadfast Love - Psalm 89:19-24


Wednesday - November 27, 2013 - The Highest of Earthly Kings - Psalm 89:26-34


Thursday - November 28, 2013 - A Promise for a Distant Future - II Samuel 7:18-29

David's Prayer & Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day


Friday - November 29, 2013 - A Child Named Immanuel - Isaiah 7:10-15

Ahaz, having liberty to choose a sign, & refusing, hath for a sign, Christ promiseth. ... Ahaz comforted by Isaiah. Christ promised.


Saturday - November 30, 2013 - Elisabeth Blessing - Luke 1:41-45

Of Christ ... and of Christ. The prophecy of Elisabeth, & of Mary, concerning Christ (Luke 1:26-56).


Sunday - December 1, 2013 - The Announcement to Mary - Luke 1:26-40


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible, Vine's Expository of O.T. & N.T. Words, & Merriam Webster's Deluxe Dictionary 10th Collegiate Edition

Holy Spirit Led Prayers .... Book Review

Book Review . Holy Spirit led Prayers. Pray . Prayers . God . JEHOVAH . Jehovah Rapha . Jehovah Shalom . Jehovah Jireh . Lord . Jesus

I would highly recommend a study of The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit so you will better be able to fully appreciate this book.


Dr. H. L. Wilmington & Olabisi Obideyi



My pastor conducted a study with us from around December 2012/January 2013 - November 2013 in this area. I also studied on The Holy Spirit for a quarter in 2007 with our Church.

Now, do I always listen and wait on the The Holy Spirit to lead me and guide me? No, but I am doing better.

This book contains Scriptures from the Old and New Testament such as: Matthew, Psalm, Revelation, I & II Chronicles, Isaiah, Luke, Jeremiah, Job, Nehemiah, I Corinthians, Romans, Titus, John, Deuteronomy, Ephesians, Mark, Hebrews, I John, Lamentations, Daniel, I & II Samuel, Colossians, Genesis, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, Numbers, Philippians, Zechariah, II Corinthians, Exodus, Jude, and Acts of the Apostles.

Prayer is the only effective secret spiritual weapon that can protect us against the wicked will and intentions of the fallen angels and no man can have this power except that they are in perfect unity with the Holy Spirit.

When you pray, don't be like the hypocrites that love to be seen and heard of men. (Matthew 6:5).




Books by Cindy Jacobs, Olabisi Obideyi, Eddie Smith, Alice Smith




To have use of God's power and authority we must have a personal relationship with HIM. We must obey and abide in God's Word.

Through Christ's perfect atonement of our sins, we acquire benefit of reconciliation with the Holy Spirit of God when we repent from our sins.

There is only One True God and One Mediator between man and God and this is Jesus Christ. As true children of God, we do not just call upon the Name of God when we want something from HIM, we call on HIM to worship, praise and reverence HIS Name which is above all other names.

God's Resurrection answer for mankind came in the form of Jesus Christ. We obtain resurrection power through Christ's death on the Cross and HIS subsequent Resurrection. God's Word is life and truth and Christ as the True Word of God revealed as the Resurrection and life and no man is alive in their soul without the living Christ dwelling in their spirit.

You must acknowledge Christ (Romans 3:23), Confess (I John 1:9), Repent (Mark 1:15), and Believe (John 3:16; Acts 16:29-34) that Christ is the Risen Saviour and Died for ALL Mankind and Sits at the Right Hand of God.






Oh, Lord my King how mighty is Your Name.

Your Spirit is Holy and Your Goodness endures forever.

You are the Great I AM, the Hope and strength of the weak.

You are JEHOVAH Rapha my Healer.

You are JEHOVAH Shalom my Peace.

You are JEHOVAH Jireh my Provider.

You are my Joy, my Power and my Shield. You have ALL Power and Authority, KNOW ALL, SEE ALL, and Present Everywhere At The Same Time.

Feed me daily with your Word and cover my soul with Your Protective Shield and Light.

Protect me daily with the Redemption, Atonement and Remission Power that is in the Blood of Jesus.

Renew my mind daily with Your knowledge of life and enrich my soul with Your wisdom.

Break every yoke of sinful relationships and destroy every ungodly contract of the enemy.

Remove every obstacle from my way and bring down every Goliath spirit seeking to prevent me from occupying the kingship position you have destined and ordained me to occupy.

By Power and Authority of God, I possess all the possessions destined for my use on earth.

Replace blindness with Your Supernatural Vision. Replace loss with Eternal profits and gains.

Prompt me daily with Your Divine Love and teach me to joyfully thank, praise and worship You All the days of my life.

Prevent me from falling into the enemy's wicked trap and equip me in Your Divine Wisdom to always rise above the wiles of the devil.

Help me to avoid corrupt communications and order my will to operate in Your Perfect Will.

Deliver me from foolish ideas and stimulate my mind with Your Perfect thoughts.

You are my healer who healed all my infirmities and in You no sickness shall have power or dominion over me. Lord Jesus You Are my King and Ruler and in You only I am assured of Eternal Life of rest, peace and everlasting joy.

Your Goodness and Mercies follows me everywhere I go and I am forever highly favored and blessed.

Favour me in my daily trials and overcome negative natural circumstances for me with Your Power.

Nullify the evil terms and conditions of dead covenants and segregate me completely from poisonous dead end flesh relationships.

By Your Grace You gave Jacob a Ladder to heaven and through Your Heavenly Ladder You placed his children in line of Your Heavenly inheritance Will. By Your Grace You delivered Israel from Egypt and turned their enemies into dust for them to trample on, and parted the Red Sea for them and met their needs in the wilderness.

You Magnified Joshua for Israel to see that just as You were with Moses so are you with him. By Your Grace, You transported Elijah from earth to heaven with Your Chariot of fire. By Your Grace, You Promised Esther, Daniel, Gideon and the likes of them - in the land of their captivity and through Your Work of Grace upon their life the ungodly testified to the fact that their God is indeed the Only One and True God. By Your Grace, You removed the veil cover of darkness from the eyes of Saul and changed him from Saul the persecuted to Paul the faithful servant. By Your Grace You gave him knowledge of Your Saviour and Resurrection.

By Your Grace, You gave us Eternal Life and we see that Lucifer is forever defeated by the conquering Power of the Lamb.

Pastor Olabisi, is the author of this book. Pastor holds an LLBC (hons) degree in law. Pastor is the founder and Senior Pastor of Freedom House International Ministries.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hot Chocolate For The Spirit: Book Review




I reviewed this book, I think before 2005.

There's nothing better than setting down with a hot cup of chocolate, especially on a cold, dreary night. It's soothing & warms the insides through & through.

May you also begin to experience the victorious life Jesus came to give you.

Remember the Israelites? It was a short journey from the Red Sea to Canaan, the Promised Land. God had delivered the Israelites from Slavery in Egypt, & in Canaan the Israelites would be free to serve & worship HIM.

Then they wandered for forty years.

Someone shared this Biblical Truth with the author, & she realized she was "wandering in the wilderness." Her book is a product of her decision to become unstuck.

Are you wandering in the wilderness?

Whatever you desire, it will take faith in God for changes in your life to happen.

Make a list of your goals & vision if you haven't already. Make a list of the tasks you do daily, weekly, monthly & yearly to reach your mission.

Keep this list handy & pray over it each day. Find a scripture that aligns with each of your goals & pray those verses daily.

John 8 reveals two sides of God's LOVE.

The chapter begins with a woman caught in the act of adultery. The Scribes & Pharisees bring her to Jesus & tell him about her sin. According to the law of Moses, she deserves death by stoning.

Jesus said ... He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her (John 8:7). One by one they walked away.

Jesus asked the woman, where are thine accusers? Jesus said unto her, go, & sin no more (John 8:10-11).

Love is tender & it is sometimes tough. Love forgives & it also confronts.

Moving higher means growing up, & in order to grow up there must be a separation.

Abraham, Issac, & Jacob all went through a separation process & reaped great rewards.

Abraham left his family & caught the vision of a Promised Land & descendants who became innumerable as the stars.

Issac, Abraham's son, left familiar surroundings & traveled to Egypt. There God prospered him in the middle of a famine.

Jacob's greed & selfishness drove him to deceive. To help him escape the wrath of his brother, Jacob's parents sent him away.

The transformation in Jacob was so great that God changed his name from Jacob(trickster) to Israel(Prince of God).

Separation is challenging & painful, but let God have HIS way.

There is a parable in Luke 18 that reveals a key to getting our prayers answered. In verse one Jesus told this parable to encourage men to keep praying & never faint.

Jesus asks if - a man who had no reverence for God & no consideration for people - will help someone because of their persistence, how much more will God respond to you, HIS very own child whom HE loves dearly?

We should never beat ourselves up. God forgives when we ask, once we repent. We should learn from our mistakes.

Jesus said in John 15:5 that without HIM we can do nothing.




Pray Psalm 150 -- Praise ye the LORD, Praise God in HIS sanctuary ... Praise him for HIS mighty acts ... Praise HIM with the sound of the trumpet ... Let every thing that hath breath praise th LORD.

The author shared she's had several opportunities to move past her comfort zone.

II Kings 7: The city of Samaria had been surrounded by the army of Syria. The prophet Elisha foretold that the city would have relief within one day.

Four lepers sat on the outskirts of the city talking among themselves.

So, they decided upon a bold plan. They would visit the Syrian camp.

When the lepers arrived at the camp no one was there! II Kings 7:6-7 tells us the LORD caused a great noise that sounded like a mighty army approaching. The Syrians had panicked & fled into the night, leaving behind their belongings.

Leaps of faith aren't easy.

Taking a leap of faith will mean different things to different people.

God has appointed you to reach out & touch the life of at least one person.

One night the author dreamed she was in prison along with several friends. Her friends decided to break out.

Terrified of the bulldogs that guarded the place, she wasn't in agreement with their plan. Her companions were not afraid.

But as they walked towards the gate that would take them beyond the prison walls, the bulldogs cleared the path for them. They walked through & were not harmed in any way.

The author feels God spoke to her through her dream -- if she responded to HIS guidance with faith & boldness, the "bulldogs" in her life would move aside.

Has a bad experience made you fearful?

Our good works should flow out from our communion with God.

Jesus said the second greatest commandment is to love others as you love yourself.

Take time to renew & refresh.

The Bible is our blueprint.

Living a Godly life is a fight, & we need every piece of information we can get our hands on.

We should strive to do a first-rate job in whatever we are involved with. Someone may be watching.

God is certainly watching. The Bible tells us to do everything as unto the LORD.

The author shares she's been through the ups & downs. And, boy have she shed a lot of tears. Through it all, she shares there has been one thing that sustained her: hope.

Karin Peavy is the author of Hot Chocolate For The Spirit. A rich, meaningful book. Shares on dealing with difficult transitions. Comfort for your heart throughout every season of your life.