Showing posts with label Peace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Peace. Show all posts

Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday - Mutually Sharing the Gospel of Christ - Romans 1:1-15 -4/17/17

1:1-7 ... Salutation. Ancient Greek letters customarily began with the names of the sender & the recipient & a short greeting. Paul expands the usual form to express his Christian faith as well. God's Son, who came into the world physically descended from David, was manifested & installed in his true status at the resurrection. Saints, those who belong to God, consecrated to his service. Grace ... & peace.

1:8-15 ... Thanksgiving. After the salutation in ancient letters there usually came a short prayer of thanksgiving or of petition on behalf of the person addressed. This element also Paul expands in a characteristically Christian way.

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

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Friday - The Lord Acts with Passion - Isaiah 42:10-17 - 11/18/16

An exhortation to praise God for his salvation. His rebuke of Israel for their unbelief.

Verse 10 ... Sing unto the LORD a new song, & his praise from the end of the earth, ...

Psalm 98:1 ... O SING unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand & his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

Isaiah 42:10 ... ye that go down to the sea, and ... (fullness thereof) all that is therein; the isles, & the inhabitants thereof.

Isaiah 42:11 ... Let the wilderness & the cities thereof lift up their voices, the villages that Ke'dar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.

Isaiah 42:12 ... Let them give glory unto the LORD, & declare his praise in the islands.

Isaiah 42:13 ... The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, ...

Isaiah 31:4 ... For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion & the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the (multitude) noise of them: so shall the Lord of hosts come down to fight for mount Zi'on, & for the hill thereof.

Isaiah 42:14 ...I have long time holden my peace; I have been still & refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy & (swallow, or sup up) devour at once.

Isaiah 42:15 ... I will make waste mountains & hills, & dry up all their herbs; & I will make the rivers islands, & I will dry up the pools.

Isaiah 42:16 ... And I will bring the blind by a way they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them & crooked things (into straightness) straight. These things will I do unto them, & not forsake them.

Isaiah 42:17 ... They shall be turned back, ...

Psalm 97:7 ... Confounded be all they that serve graven imagines, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.

Isaiah 42:17 ... they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.

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

Monday, May 26, 2014

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

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

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

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

Reflections of Love, Hope, & Happiness.

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

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

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

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

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

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

You should ask for his direction and pray for his guidance so you may use your gifts/Spiritual Gifts fruitfully.

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

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The SON of David ... 3/9/2014 Sunday School Lesson

Matthew 1 . Isaiah 9:6-7 . Child is born - SON is given - upon HIS shoulder - HIS name - Wonderful - Counsellor - mighty God - everlaasting Father - The Prince of Peace . Isaiah/prophet . Matthew 12:20 (Whosoever Will May Be Saved ... Pardon for Iniquities & Sins) . virgin with Child - SON - Emmanuel - God with us . knew her not - her 1st born SON - JESUS/Yeshua . Bethlehem of Judaea. Herod/king . wise men - from east - Jerusalem . King of the Jews . star in east - worship HIM . rule my people Israel . Healed all . Temple of God . Court of Gentiles . house of prayer - den of thieves . Hosanna/son of David . Chief Priests - Pharisees . Jericho . blind Bartimaeus - Jesus/Yeshua of Nazareth - cry out - have mercy on me . Holiness . David - HIS seed - endure forever - HIS throne established forever . moon . faithful witness in Heaven . Matthew 2; 12; 21; 22; . Mark 10 . Psalm/Tehillim 89 . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Psalm/Tehillim 89:35-37; Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 1:18-21 (Devotional Reading: Mark 10:46-52; Background Scripture: Psalm/Tehillim 89:3-14; 30-37; Isaiah 0:1-7; Matthew 1:18-2:6; Mark 12:35-37; Luke 1:26-33) for 3/9/2014.

The Sunday School Lesson for 3/16/2014 ia 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; Psalm/Tehillim 89:35-37

Emmanuel (Immanuel) (God with us)

name ... represents title & dignity of the Lord, authority, rank, character, majesty, power, excellence, etc., of everything that the name covers

JESUS/Yeshua (Joshua, Jeshua) ... Joshua (Jehovah is Salvation) (Hoshea, Jeshua, Jesus)

Holiness ... godliness, right relation to God, character-growing toward perfection, holiness in personal conduct

government ... govern, to guide, lordship, dominion, guides in a local Church

Bethlehem (house of bread), The Church of the nativity, with cave and manager, is found there

Judaea ... southern division, of Palestine(Then) - Holy Land(Now),l the land of the Jews

Herod (hero-like), the Great, king of Judea

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

The Temple - The House of the Lord

Hosanna (save, I beseech thee), children sing to Christ ... Hebrew means 'save, we pray,' utterance of praise rather than of prayer. Originally, probably, a cry for help.

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Pharisee ... Hebrew word meaning to separate. They were intolerant of those who were different from them. A class among the scribes. Sanctimonious in manner & hypocritical in character. Spirtually proud & without moral excellence

Jericho (moon city), a royal city of great antiquity (ancient times)

Bartimaeus (son of Timesus)

Timaeus (unclean)

throne ... symbol of supreme power & dignity (Genesis/Bershith 41:40 ... Matthew 19:28; 25:31)

moon, the lesser light (Genesis/Bereshith 1:16)

Psalm/Tehillim 89:35-37

(Verse 32 - visit their transgression with rod & their iniquity with stripes)

(Verse 34 - My Covenant - will not break)

(Verse 31 - break statues - keep not commandments)

Verses 36,37 ... The Hebrews; The United Kingdom; Promises to David's Line

(Psalm/Tehillim 89; II Samuel 7:12-29; Psalm/Tehillim 73-89; II Samuel 7:12-16; II Samuel 7 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)

Isaiah 9:6-7

(Verse 1 - vexation - afflicted the land of Zebulum - land of Naphtali - beyond Jordan - in Galilee - of nations)

(Verse 2 - seen a great light)

(Verse 4 - day of Midian)

(Verse 5 - fuel of fire)

(Isaiah 9:2 - Pardon for Iniquities & Sins)

Verse 6 ... Jesus Christ; Prophecies Concerning Christ; Divinity ... Jesus Christ's Divinity; HE IS Called God ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Humanity; Christ's Incarnation

Verse 7 ... Jesus Christ; Prophecies Concerning Christ; Kingship

(Isaiah 25:1; 10:21; II Samuel 7:16; Isaiah 7:14; Psalm/Tehillim 45:61)

Matthew 1:18-21 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth & Christ's - As Recorded by Matthew

Verse 18 (Luke 1:27)

Verse 21 (Luke 1:31)

Monday - March 3, 2014 - A SON Named Emmanuel - Matthew 1:22-25

The Birth of Jesus/Yeshua

Tuesday - March 4, 2014 - The King of Jews - Matthew 2:1-6

The Visit of the Wise Men - Magi - the Star went ahead of them

Wednesday - March 5, 2014 - Is This the SON of David? - Matthew 12:12-17

The Healing of the Withered Hand - The Healing of the Multitudes

Thursday - March 6, 2014 - Hosanna to the SON of David - Matthew 21:12-17

Jesus/Yeshua in the Temple

Friday - March 7, 2014 - Whose SON is the Messiah? - Matthew 22:41-45

About David's Son

Saturday - March 8, 2014 - Following the SON of David - Mark 10:46-52

The healing of Bartimaeus

Sunday - March 9, 2014 - The SON of David - Psalm/Tehillim 89:35-37; Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 1:18-21 ... Sunday School Lesson 'Family Connections'

Reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Edition, KJV Special Arrangement New Testament, Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old & New Testament Words, Zondervan Bible Commentary & Reader's Digest Oxford Complete WordFinder

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Jeremiah 12:5 ... Men & Horses ... June 20, 1982

Jeremiah 12:5 ... If you have run . If you get weary running with men. How can you compete with Horses?

This sermon was preached by my late sister-in-law's pastor, on June 20, 1982.

If thou has run with the footmen, & they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horeses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?... Jeremiah 12:5

I never heard him preach this sermon, but this Title & Scripture just amazed me. So what the Lord told him, I missed out on.

I had plenty time to get back with him and ask him to share - explain this to me, but he passed away about a year or may two/three ago. He was a 'big' figure for the 'African-American' community. He was featured in several forms of media.