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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

2 of - The Heart: The Key to Everything in the Christian Life - Book Review

When King Solomon had the Ark of the Covenant brought to the temple at its dedication, he had the Levites play cymbals, harps, lyres , & trumpets. Singers raised their voices to praise God with this magnificent musical accompaniment. The glory of the Lord filled the temple with a cloud after this musical display. (2 Chronicles 5:12-14).

When a vast army of Moabites, Ammonites, & Meunites came against Jerusalem, King Jehoshaphat & all of Judah stood before the Lord & prayed. When the Israelites returned to Jerusalem in victory, they went to the temple of the Lord with harps, lutes, & trumpets praising God in music & song. (2 Chronicles 20:21-22,28).

In 2 Chronicles 29:25-28 we read that King Hezekiah opened the doors of the temple & cleansed it from idolatry, one of the first he did was reestablish music & song there. He furnished the Levites with cymbals, harps, trumpets, & all the instruments of David.

After rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, Nehemiah immediately established the singers in the temple.

The book of Nehemiah indicates in the time of David there were directors of music for the singers & songs of praise & thanks. Nehemiah realized how important music was in the service of God in the temple & for the worship of God among the people.

After Jesus instituted communion as a memorial of His death, Matthew 26:30 says, "When they had sung a hymn, they went to the Mount of Olives." Mark 14:26 states that Jesus sang this hymn along with His disciples right before He prayed in Gethsemane shortly before He was crucified. This was probably not the first time that they had sung together, but this is the only time recorded in Scripture that our Lord sang.

This hymn is believed to be from the psalms called the "Great Hallel" or the "praise Psalms," which were Psalms 113-118 & 136.

A song can lift us into the presence of God & comfort our hearts even in life's darkest hours.

Paul & Silas was severely beaten for preaching the gospel & thrown into prison with their feet in stocks, but they sang praises to God in the midst of this seemingly hopeless situation. God moved with a great earthquake that shook the entire foundation of the prison & they were set free.

Throughout time, great men in Church history have understood the profound effect of music on the heart & the importance of godly music in the life of a Christian.

Martin Luther, who is credited with igniting the flame of the Protestant Reformation, was a wonderful composer.

One of his greatest hymns, which was one of my favorite growing up, "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God."

Martin Luther had a legendary love for music. He often played after dinner with his family & guests & composed songs for his children. Music was not just a recreational tool for Luther - it was an integral part of his life & he found a source of strength & comfort in music.

Luther was well aware of the power of music & insisted that its proper use was "to the glorification of God & the edification to man."

During the Wesleyan Revival in the 18th Century, Charles Wesley wrote more than six thousand hymns, including some that became classics of the Church, like "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sink," "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," & "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing."

Listening to music is not meant to replace a Christian's time in studying & mediating on the Bible, or prayer & intimate fellowship with the heavenly Father & our Lord Jesus.

Music either pulls you into the heart of God or pulls you into the heart of God or pulls you into the heart of the world. God is crying out to the Church & to every Christian believer, "Do not be ignorant or fooled by music & think your listening choices are harmless to your walk & relationship with me!"

Since the fall of Lucifier, music has been a major weapon in the battle for the heart.

Often our greatest songs of praise are borne in trials & temptations.

Many Christians today have lost the song in their hearts for God. When the heart is bitter & unforgiving, when the heart forgets God, when the heart becomes entangled with the things of this world, it loses its song.

In Exodus 15, the children of Israel sang the right song when they were delivered from the army of Egypt, but they sang it on the wrong side. They should have been singing this song even when they were in bondage in Egypt, not simply after a great miracle & deliverance from God.

Our God will never fail us. Our God will never leave us, or forsake us, & His strength is perfect in our weakness.

Yes, indeed - God is my Salvation. God - yes God! is my strength & song, best of all, my salvation!

Our song is never a song of anxiety, fear, or worry. He is our strength, our defender, our provider, & our deliverer. We should be raising the roof with our praise - song to God.

We cannot keep silent about the wonder of our God & His amazing works. God cries when the song of our hearts goes silent.

Don't lose your love song for God by turning away from Him when things get tough.

Yahweh your God is there with you, the warrior-Savior. He will rejoice over you with happy song, he will renew you by His love, He will dance with shout of joy for you (NJB).

This song of God is a hymn of deliverance; victory, & Salvation. Psalm 32:7 says that God "surrounds us with songs of deliverance." God sings because He knows that He has made you in Christ & that He has given you a name & divine destiny.

But God, says, "No matter anyone says, you are my beloved, My treasure, My pearl more valueable than all the treasures of the earth."

God sings to us. We sing to God.

Nothing is more important to our life than the thoughts that occupy our minds on a daily basis. The critical question becomes "What are you thinking?"

Our hearts are built on the foundation of our thoughts. The heart is molded & shaped by our thoughts. Thoughts are the blueprint of the hear, & the heart becomes the image of its thought. We are what we think.

We can't ignore the importance of our thinking if we want to love God with all our heart.

Tozer encourages Christians to "form the habit of a holy thought life."

God commands us to love Him with all our mind (Luke 10:27).

Our thought life should prepare our hearts for the Lord so that He might live & reign from its throne room. King David, in his last admonishment to his son Solomon & the children of Israel, exhorts them to frame their thoughts carefully so God can prepare their hearts to love & serve Him above all else.

The heart is like a mirror, reflecting the image of its thoughts. God should be the only image that dominates our thinking.

The author, Tim Rowe has a doctorate of jurisprudence & a bachelor's degree in biblical studies, history, & classics. An attorney & author. He is the president of Goodness of God Ministries & lives in Indianapolis with his wife & son.





Thursday, May 11, 2017

Part I: The Heart The Key to Everything in the Christian Life: Book Review

The fact is the heart is the key to everything in your life! Your family, your job, your relationships, & your self-image all depend on the condition of the heart. The quality of your service & witness for Christ comes down to the condition of your heart. Even your future rewards in the kingdom of God & your responsibilities in His kingdom throughout all eternity will be determined by the motives & condition of your heart here & now.

You need to understand what constitutes a healthy heart, according to the Bible, before you can take real lasting steps toward building it up & keeping it in top condition. But you must realize that you have an Enemy who wants to take your heart captive. He wants to weigh it down with oppression, bondage, impurities, bitterness, hatred, envy, & strife so that it is weak & sickly throughout your life.

God meant for your heart to be alive with His presence, a place where He is enthroned as its rightful ruler. Your heart is a treasure that should be given fully to Him, for only in God your heart your heart will find its home. Your heart is meant to be, like the Holy Holies in the temple in the Old Testament, a place where God is vibrantly alive & present, where He lives & is enjoyed & is intimately experienced.

The loving & magnificent God of the universe has a purpose & a destiny for you. You are part of a plan that will rock Satan's kingdom to the core & shake up the world for Jesus Christ. No one else has been given your unique mission as it has been ordained by God Almighty.

There was a salt covenant with meals in the Bible in which a person would bind himself to another in utmost loyalty & truthfulness as salt was a symbol of enduring friendship, honesty, & close alliance. It is still common today for people from the Eastern culture to say, "There is salt between us."

Jesus Christ wants to make a salt covenant with your heart, too. He wants your heart to be forever knit & linked with His, united & moving forward as one.

The heart is the center of everything that is manifested & comes forth in your life.

The heart is "essentially the whole man, with all his attributes, physical, intellectual, & psychological ... & the heart was conceived of as the governing center for all of these. It is the heart which makes the man ... what he is, & governs all his actions."

Every moment you draw breath upon the earth, something is flowing out of your heart.

What flows out of the heart even determines the direction & course of your life.

The first usage of this word "wellspring" in Scripture is found in the book of Numbers, in which God reveals to Moses the borders of the Promised Land that Israel is to go & possess: "This will be your land, with its boundaries on every side" (Numbers 34:12).

God has set the boundaries of a Promised Land for your life where you can accomplish your God-given destiny & purpose that God has lovingly designed for you. This Promised Land is a place where you can enjoy the blessings of God, the peace of God, the deliverance of God, the protection of God, & the presence of God. The Promised Land is where God is enjoyed, praised, & glorified for His matchless love, grace, & mercy. But your heart can only remain in God's ordained Promised Land if you diligently guard its borders from infiltration by the enemy.

We must be aware that the enemy is always prowling near the borders of our hearts, subtly trying to gain entrance so he can establish a stronghold in the heart & exercise his control & influence.

In order to enter the Promised Land & keep its borders secure, we must guard our hearts with all diligence, protecting it from the schemes & strategies of Satan, devoting it instead wholeheartedly & passionately to God & His Word.

But the devil has also staked out a territory for your life, & it is called the wilderness. Evil is the active opposition of God's good purpose or design for a person with the intent of destroying, limiting, & hindering it in any way possible.

The devil is called the evil one (Matthew 5:37), if we are careless with our hearts, he will re-position the borders of life so that the destiny God has for you is shattered & broken into pieces.

An exodus is a departure from one geographical location to another. The most magnificent example in human history is, of course, the exodus of Israel out of the slavery & bondage of Egypt. Hundreds pf thousands of men, women, & children departed Egypt on their journey to a new land.

Is the exodus from your heart taking you to a land of promise or a land of bondage? Every journey have ever embarked upon in your life has come of the heart, & the condition of your heart will determine which path you decide to follow.

Without hearts that are utterly devoted to Him in all purity & faith, the gospel becomes dead in our Christian walk & growth.

We must take back our hearts from the clutches of Satan & allow God to heal, restore, & reign from the throne in our hearts.

The Spirit of God is the true guide, helper, encourager, purifier, & discerner of the heart. The Spirit of God enables Christians to follow God decrees, & it is always exerting its influence on the heart to obey God at all times.

The flesh & the Spirit are at odds & enmity & have been at war since the beginning.

Do people see Jesus when they see your heart? Open your spiritual eyes & look at your heart in the mirror of God's Word.

The heart is under vicious attack daily by the "god of this world" (2 Corinthians 4:4) who wants to cripple, sicken, & twist it, so that it becomes dead to the things of God.

A Sleeping Heart Is Unguarded.

Prayer Guards the Heart.

The organ we call the human heart pumps 1,900 gallons of blood through it every day.

In Scripture we discover three important gateways to the heart: our eyes, our ears, & our thoughts.

The eye is the second most complex organ in the human body, next to the brain. Our human eye can distinguish up to one million color surfaces, & our eyes take in more information than the largest telescope known to man.

Although much good can come through the Internet, numerous people, including Christians, have allowed the Internet to consume them & poison their heart for God. Forty million U.S. adults regularly visit pornographic sites, as this is fast becoming the number one addiction not only in America, but also around the world.

Pornography is like a cancer in the Christian church & has destroyed many lives, marriages, & ministries.

The devil understood this truth & used it to his advantage in the temptation & seduction of Eve. She was deceived by the serpent because she failed to guard her eyes & thus her heart (Genesis 3:4-6).

Make a Covenant with Your Eyes.

The Ears: The Second Gateway To The Heart.

Together, the ears are stereo receivers responsible for collecting sounds, processing them, & sending signals to the brain in a form that it understands.

Faith comes by hearing.

Faith always dwells & blossoms in the heart, but it is born & originates in the ear.

Hear & Obey.

Hear, Hear! Listen, Listen! Obey, Obey!

Whenever God's Words are rejected, it brings death in some way, shape, or form to the human heart.

Test Every Word.

But we don't have to be deceived!

The Hebrew word rendered as "test" in this passage means to search out, examine, try, & prove.

The Priest's Ear: Set Apart for God.

God set up the ministry of the priest in such a beautiful way to minister the heart of God to the needs of His people. The priests were to help restore the hearts of His people to the ways of God & keep them on the path of His righteousness.

The Prophet's Downfall.

A prophet was never to speak his own words but only that which he divinely heard from the heart of God.

What a chilling statement as to what can happen to the heart when the ears go astray! The prophets had allowed their hearts to become full of idolatry, lies, & wickedness.

Your Life Is Molded By Your Ear.

Be Still & Listen!

The Prince of the Power of the Air: The Spiritual Battle for Your Ears.

Paul calls Satan "the prince of the power of the air," indeed the devil has shown himself to be the great broadcaster to the world in this media age (Ephesians 2:1-2).

Satan's programming never takes a break.

Never Fear: Our God Is Greater.

The World Never Satisfies Like God Satisfies.

The Ears: Music's Enormous Impact on the Heart.

We must be aware of the music we are allowing to saturate our hearts.

Music in the Bible.

The right music is powerful enough to drive away demons & negative spiritual influences from the heart (I Samuel 16).

Music can calm the heart & make it more receptive to hearing the voice of the Lord. Music can bring our thoughts, emotions, & desires into the presence of the Lord, where the life & words of God can flow into our hearts (2 Kings 3).

In Exodus 32, music caused an increase in evil in the hearts of the children of Israel, plunging them into idolatry.

Angelic Music

Music is a vital part of heaven & the throne of God. It has been part of the worship & praise of God since the beginning. Lucifer (Ezekiel 28:13-14), was created as a beautiful & wise archangel, an anointed cherub, & music was an integrated part of his being.

Corruption of Music.

Music can cause the heart to become a prisoner of war in Satan's kingdom.

Moses the Songwriter.

Moses was a wonderful songwriter in the Bible & we see his first song in Exodus 15 after the miraculous deliverance of the children of Israel from the Egyptian army. In Revelation 15, the song of Moses is sung in heaven.

Make Music in Your Heart for the Ears of God'

All Music Originates in the Heart.

David the Musician & Songwriter.

David was a wonderful skilled musician & songwriter. He was also an inventor of musical instruments (I Chronicles 23:5; 2 Chronicles 7:6; Amos 6:5). He helped to reestablish the functions the functions of the Levites in regards to music in the tabernacle & select singers & musicians from the non-priest to participate in worship services of song & music to God. At the heart of their music was the wonderful book of Psalm.

Psalms is the hymn book of the Bible.

Tim Rowe (author) has a doctorate of jurisprudence & a bachelor degree in biblical studies, history, & classics. An attorney & author of The Magnificent Goodness of God & How It Will Transform Your Life, he is president of Goodness of God Ministries & lives in Indianapolis with his wife & son.

Monday, March 3, 2014

A Change Of Plans ... 3/2/2014 Sunday School Lessons

II Samuel 7 . King David . King Solomon . Nathan . Covenant . Ark of Covenant . Tent – Tabernacle . Temple . Psalm/Tehillim 93 . Lord . Holiness . Psalm/Tehillim 2 . Zion .Be wise now – be instructed . Psalm/Tehillim 2:12 (W) . Psalm/Tehillim 45 . Shoshannim . Maschil . Ophir (I Kings 9:28) . Psalm/Tehillim 98 . Sing unto the Lord – holy arm – victory . House of Israel . Rejoice . Harp . Trumpets – sound of Cornet . Lord cometh to judge earth with righteousness – world – people . Brought up children of Israel out of Egypt – Tabernacles tribes of Israel (I Chronicles 17:6) – any of the judges – house of Cedar . Revelation 11 . Sunday School Lesson

By the weekend I plan to share my January 19, 2014 - February 23, 2014 Sunday School Lessons Scriptures & Notes.

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from II Samuel 7:4-16 (Background Scripture: II Samuel 7:1-17; Devotional Reading: Psalm/Tehillim 98) for March 2, 2014.

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David (King David) (beloved), King, son of Jesse. Anointed by Samuel – becomes king of all Israel – brings Ark to Zion – desires to build God a house (II Samuel 7:12; I Chronicles 17:10) – Is forbidden by Nathan – regulates service of the Tabernacle – his dea th (I Kings 2; I Chronicles 20:26) – the progenitor of Christ (Matthew 1:1; 22:9; Psalm/Tehillim 110 & Matthew 22:41) his charge to Solomon (I Kings 2; I Chronicles 28:9 – successor (I Kings 1; Psalm/Tehillim 72)

King Solomon (peaceful), King of Israel – builds the Temple – asks of God wisdom – God's Covenant with (I Kings 9; II Chronicles 7:12)

Nathan (gift), the prophet – his parable condemning David – (II Samuel 12:1) – anoints Solomon king

Covenant – promise, agreement, everlasting – Eternal, unchangeable by God. Ratified by Christ (Malachi 3:1; Luke 1:68-80)

Ark of Covenant … the covenant brought into the Temple (I Kings 8:3; I Chronicles 5), in Heaven (Revelation 11:19)

Tent … temporary dwelling place

Tabernacle (Mischan), portable – moveable Sanctuary. (Exodus 25:8,9; 26:4; 33:7; 39:32; I Chronicle his 6:48; 9:23; 17:5; II Chronicles 24:6; Exodus 25:10; 27:19; 35-38; 27:1-8; 30:17-21; 25:l6,22; Hebrews 9:4; Exodus 40: 2,17; Numbers 10:33-36; Joshua 4:19; 18:1; Hebrews 8:5; 10:1)

Tehillim … Hebrew title of Psalm, treasury of prayer, praise, & adoration

Zion or Sion (dry place), the southwestern hill of Jerusalem

Psalm/Tehillim 2:12 … Promise … Whosoever may be Saved.....

John 3:15 … Jesus Christ/Yeshua died for all mankind(male/female). Salvation only comes from Jesus Christ/Yeshua.

Yeshua … Hebrew name for Jesus

Shoshannim, 'set' occurs in the titles of Psalm 45, 69, 80. The word means 'lilies,' & perhaps the name of a tune.

Maschil (Maskil) instructing

Ophir (Genesis/Bereshith 10:29), country celebrated for its gold & precious stones. Regarded by some as being on the coast off Arabian coast, by others on coast of Somaliland, & by others as part of India

Israel (God fights), Jacob so called, (Genesis 32:38; 35:10) – Kingdom of 10 tribes (I Kings 11:38) – Israelites first called Judah – Jews derived from

(Ishmael … God hears … son of Abraham … Arabs … This was not mentioned in the Sunday School Lesson … There are Christian Arabs as well … Acts 2 … )

Harp … National instrument of the Hebrews, & was well known throughout Asia. Played on by King David. Used in public Worship.

Trumpets … Giving uncertain sound. Employed in Worship. Their use (Numbers 10; Joshua 6:4; Psalm/Tehillim 81:3; Ezekiel 7:14'; 33:3; Joel 2:1

Coronets (II Samuel 6:5) Systra ('menaanim'). Shaken with the hand, & rings & bars made a piercing metallic sound by striking against the bronze frame.

Temple … The House of the Lord, Building not large, magnificent & costly made of stone & cedar, decorated with gold & precious stones. ('Beautiful Gate' was from Court of Gentiles to eastern side of Court of Women, Acts 3:1. East of Court of Israel, & a little lower stood Court of Women, on western side, from which women could look on services of Altar. This court was called 'the Treasury' John 8:20, from gift boxes fastened upon wall, Matthew 12:41,42


II Samuel 7:4-16 … The house of God & house of David (The Reign of King David … After by the Word of God forbidden him. HE promiseth him benefits & blessings in his seed (descendants – family line) …........ The 2 Books of Samuel are regarded as 1. In the Talmud, Samuel is stated to have written books that bear his name, also Ruth, & Judges. The books relate histories 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' full account of civil & religious laws of Jews).

Verses 4-7

Verse 4 … Scripture; Books & Authors; Speakers & Hearers

Verses 5,6,7 … Sacred Places; Solomon's Temple; But God Forbids – David To Build

(II Samuel 7:1-7 … Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)


Verses 8-11

Verses 8,9 … Works of God' God's Providence In Man's Temporal Affairs; Gives Prosperity & Protection

Verses 10,11 … Sacred Places; Solomon's Temple; And Promises That Solomon Shall Build It

(II Samuel 5:11)

Exodus 25:1-9 … Tabernacle & Furnishings … Instructions Concerning The Tabernacle & Related Matters

I Corinthians 6:19a … I Corinthians 6:19 … Fornication & Purity … Moral Disorders in the Church

I Corinthians 5:1 … The Apostolic Ministry … But will death intervene before the advent


Verses 12-16

Verses 12,13 … The Hebrews; The United Kingdom; Promises to David's Line

Hebrews … Abraham & his descendants called … descendants of Heber, or dwellers on other side of Euphrates or passers over. Heber (association, society) the Kenite. Kenites were branch of Midianites & dwelt among the Amalekites (Numbers 24:20,21; Isaiah 15:6), a portion of them followed the Israelites into Canaan (Judges 1:16; 4:11) ... Euphrates; Old Persian, the largest & most important river of Western Asia. …

Verse 14 … Works of God; The Purposes Of God; Men the Instruments of God's Purposes

Verses 15,16 … The Hebrews; The United Kingdom; David's Reign over All, Promised

(I Kings 1:28-39; II Samuel 12:24; Isaiah 46:10)



Monday – February 24, 2014 – The Lord Is King – Psalm 93

Still On The Throne … Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory


Tuesday – February 25, 2014 – You Are My Son – Psalm 2

God's King … Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory … Prophetical, Typical, & Historical Psalm


Wednesday – February 26, 2014 – An Eternal Throne – Psalm 45:1-9

Wedding Song For A King & His Bride … Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory. Prophetical, Typical, & Historical Psalm


Thursday – February 27, 2014 – God's Heritage – Psalm 94:8-15

Warning of God's Covenant Claims, Obeisance & Obedience … Psalm of Supplication: on account of affliction, on account of persecution. Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory. Didactic (instruct/teach) Psalm: Showing the blessings of God's people & the misery of HIS enemies


Friday – February 28, 2014 – God's Steadfast Love & Faithfulness – Psalm 98

In Every Corner Sing, Acclaiming the King, Awaiting the Judge … Psalm of Supplication: Relative to public Worship. Psalm of Gratitude: For mercies, shown to the Church. Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory.


Saturday – March 1, 2014 – The Messiah Will Reign Forever – Revelation 11:15-19

Messiah – Jesus Christ/Yeshua … Seventh Trumpet … The Blowing of The 7th Trumpet – The vision of the Trumpets


Sunday – March 2, 2014 – A Throne Established Forever – II Samuel 7:4-16

Scripture reference used/taken from: KJV Topical Edition Bible; The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance Zondervan's Bible Commentary

Monday, January 6, 2014

Trumbone . Trumpet 'Shophar' Horn ... 1/4/2014

Trumpet . Shophar . Horn . Silver . Psalm/Tehillim 98 . II Chronicles 29:27 . Trumbone . Music


Trumbone . Trumpet 'Shophar' Horn ... 1/4/2014 I was listening to a Christian CD with instrumental music and the musical instrument is the Trumbone.

Horn (Strength/Type of Victory)

I was listening to Have Yourself A Good Time.

Trumpet: I Chronicles 13:8; Psalm/Tehillim 98:6; II Chronicles 29:27

Biblical Days: The Druses upon Mount Lebanon among married women wore/wear silver horns on their heads (KJV Precious Promise Bible)





Angela's Insight: Praise - Pray your way in the midst of the storm - in the storm - out of the storm.

Make sure you know the real ROCK - not diamonds - not the Insurance Company


Reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible


Friday, June 7, 2013

Sing & Shout ! ... 6/9/13 Sunday School Lesson

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Psalm/Tehillim . I Chronicles . I Timothy . Gospel of Luke .Isaiah . God . Preserves & Protects . Thanksgiving . Praise . Sacred Rites & Forms . Worship . Music . Church-Fellowship . Apostasy . Sunday School Lesson

The lesson for June 9,2013 is shared from Isaiah 12 (Devotional Reading Psalm/Tehillim 92:1-8). Unit I. The Prophet & Praise.

Isaiah 12 ... A thanksgiving for the mercies of God.

Isaiah Chapters 7-12, prophecies belonging to the period of the Syro-Ephraimitish war; the prophecy of Immanuel, and the downfall of the Assyrians.

Isaiah 12-14:23, prophecies against Babylon.


Isaiah 12:1-2

Verse 1 ... Duties To God; Thanksgiving; For the Removal of God's Anger

Verse 2 .. Works Of God; Preservation; Preserves & Protects Man

(Exodus 15; Philippians 1:28; I Kings 12:20-21; Isaiah 5:25, 9:12; Genesis 12 - Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)


Verses 3-4

Verse 3 ... External Nature; Waters; Figurative

Verse 4 ... Everlasting Life & Heaven Promised

Verse 4 ... Duties To God; Praise; Praise Due to God

(Isaiah 55:1)




Verses 5-6

Verse 5 ... Duties To God; Thanksgiving; Exhortations to Thanksgiving

Verse 6 ... God; Attributes of God As Person; General Ascriptions of Greatness to God

(Psalm/Tehillim 33:1, 97:12; Exodus 15:1-8)


Psalm/Tehillim 92:1-8

Psalm/Tehillim 92... The prophet exhorts to praise God.

Psalms of Supplication: Relative to public worship... Psalms of Adoration: God's power, majesty, & glory... Didatic Psalms: Showing the blessings of God's people and the misery of his enemies.

Didatic ... Instruct; Instructive

Psalm/Tehillim 92:1-8

Verses 1,2 ... Duties To God; Thanksgiving; Exhortations to Thanksgiving

Verse 3 ... Sacred Rites & Forms; Sacraments, Worship, & Church-Fellowship; Music, In the Temple Service

Verses 4,5 ... Works Of God; Creation; The Creator Praised

Verse 6 ... Works Of God; God's Providence In Moral Discipline; The End of the Prosperity of the Wicked

Verse 7 ... God; Attributes Of God As Person; General Ascriptions of Greatness to God

Verse 8 ... Works Of God; God's Providence In Moral Discipline


Monday - June 3, 2013 - Giving Thanks Is Good - Psalm 92:1-8

Psalm 92 - The Relevance of Worship


Tuesday - June 4, 2013 - Coming into God's Presence with Thanksgiving - Psalm 95:1-7

Psalm 95 ... Obeisance & Obedience

Obeisance ... reverence, honor, bow, submission, respect


Wednesday - June 5, 2013 - Remembering God's Wonderful Works - I Chronicles 16:8-13

David & The Ark (I Chronicles 13:1-16:43)

The United Kingdom (I Chronicles 10:1-II Chronicles 9:31)


Thursday - June 6, 2013 - Giving Thanks & Praises to God - I Chronicles 29:10

The End of David's Reign & the Accession of Solomon (I Chronicles 28:1-29:30)


Friday - June 7, 2013 - Receiving God's Goodness with Thanksgiving - I Timothy 4:1-5

The apostasy described (I Timothy 4:1-5)

Dangers To The Church (I Timothy 4:1-16)

Apostasy ... renunciation of faith; abandonment of principles


Saturday - June 8, 2013 - Where Are The Nine? - Luke 17:11-19

The last journey to Jerusalem (Luke 17:11-19:27)

The Later Judaean Ministry (Luke 9:51-19:27)


Sunday - June 9, 2013 - Giving Thanks to the Lord - Isaiah 12

A thanksgiving hymn (Isaiah 12:1-6)

Oracles For Judah & Jerusalem (Isaiah 1:1-12:6)
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Oracles ... divine inspiration, revelation


Scripture reference used/taken from: KJV Topical Reference Edition; The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible; Zondervan Bible Commentary & Reader's Digest Oxford Completer WordFinder