Showing posts with label Repentance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Repentance. Show all posts

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sunday - Jeremiah's Call and Commission - Jeremiah 1:4-10 - 7/16/17

God knew you, as he knew Jeremiah, long before you were born or even conceived. He knew you, thought about you, and planned for you. When you feel discouraged or inadequate, remember that God has always thought of you as valuable and has had a purpose in mind for you.

Each Christian has a purpose in life, but some are appointed by God for a specific kind of work. Samson, John the Baptist, and Paul were each called to do a particular job for God. If God gives you a specific task, accept it cheerful and do it with excellence. If God has not given you a specific assignment, then seek to fulfill the mission common to all believers - love, obey, and serve God - until such time as his guidance becomes more clear.

Often people struggle with new challenges because they lack self-confidence. They feel they have inadequate ability, training or experience. Jeremiah thought he was too young and inexperience to be God's spokesman to the world. But God promised to be with him. We must never allow feelings of inadequacy to keep us from obeying God's call. He will always be with us. If God gives you a job to do, he will provide all you need to do it.

God's message to Jeremiah was like his message to Moses: the God who made our mouths can provide the words he wants us to speak.

Jeremiah predicted that after the destruction of the nation, God would send a new Shepherd, the Messiah.

God still restores his people by renewing their hearts. We can have assurance of a new heart by loving God, trusting Christ to save us, and repenting of our sin.

Jeremiah served God faithfully for 40 years. During that time the people ignored, rejected, and persecuted him. He remained faithful to God.

People's acceptance or rejection of us is not the measure of our success. God's approval alone should be our standard for service. We must bring God's message to others when we are rejected.

Reference summary used from the Life Application Bible, KJV; Tyndale Publishers Inc; Wheaton, IL

Monday, May 29, 2017

Sunday - God's Love for Nineveh - Jonah 3 - 5/21/17

Jonah's second call to preach to Nineveh, although reluctantly & grudgingly obeyed, results in the wholesale conversion of the heathen city. Exceedingly great city; excavations have revealed a city about three miles in length & somewhat less than one & one-half miles wide. The message of the story, not the size of the city, is of primary import.

Again Jonah is a successful missionary in spite of himself. Sackcloth & ashes, traditional signs of mourning & repentance. The pagan king sets a better4 example than Jonah. Repentance & deliverance are themes, dominating the story of Jonah & its use in the New Testament.

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

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, August 10, 2013

Admitting Shortcomings ... 8/11/2013 Sunday School Lesson

Abrahamic Covenant . Confess/Confession . Repent/Repentance . Abram/Abraham . Ur . Mesopotamia . Sunday School Lesson

I plan to share the previous three Sunday School Lessons next week or week after. I am behind on my writing online due to being under the doctor and "Me Time." I fine though all my test came back normal for Overactive Thyroid.

Nehemiah 9 ... A Solemn Fast & Confession.

The Sunday School Lesson for 8/11/2013 is shared from Nehemiah 9:2, 6-7, 9-10, 30-36 (Background Scripture Nehemiah 9:1-37; Devotional Reading Luke 15:1-10).

Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 12:1-3; 15; 17:1-22; Exodus 6:4,8; Psalm/Tehillim 105:8-11; Romans 9:7-13; Galatians 3)

Confess/Confession ... denotes confession by acknowledgment of truth. Of a public acknowledgment or confession of sins.

Repent/Repentance ... change. A change for the better, and of repentance of sin. Repentance from evil or sin.

Abram/Abraham .. father of many or exalted father. Canaan given to. Relocates in Egypt because of a famine. Father of Ishmael & Issac. Blessed by Melchizedek. God's convenant with. Children of (Genesis 16:15; 21:2,3; 25:1-4; I Chronicles 32:34)

Ur ... or Urfa (light) an ancient city of Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia ... (between the rivers) Greek name of country between Euphrates & Tigris.

Nehemiah 9:2 ... A solemn fast, & repentance of the people. Duties To God; Confession; Examples of Confession, National Confession... The Hebrews; The Hebrew Polity; Separate

Polity .. a nation as a political entity

(Nehemiah 9:3; Ezra 10 ... Reference Scripture in Sunday School Book

Nehemiah 9:6,7,9,10 ... The Levites make a religious confession of God's goodness, & their wickedness

Verse 6 ... Works Of God; Preservation; God the Preserver of All Things ... A Solemn Fast & Confession

Verse 7 ... The Hebrews; God's Chosen People; References to the Promise

Verse 9 ... The Hebrews; Israel in Egypt; God Remembers HIS Covenant ... A Solemn Fast & Confession

Verse 10 ... Miracles; Miracles Considered; References to the Mosiac Miracles

(Genesis 15:13-16; Exodus 12:40; Exodus 15:19; Exodus 7:3; Exodus 7:14)

Nehemiah 9:30-32 ... The Levites make a religious confession of God's goodness, & their wickedness

Verse 30 ... Mediums & Methods of Revelation; The Prophet's Reception By The People; Disbelieved, Penalty of Disbelief ... A Solemn Fast & Confession

Verse 31 ... God; Attributes Of God As Person; Mercy & Compassion ... A Solemn Fast & Confession

Verse 32 ... Duties To God; Pleading In Prayer; By God's Promises ... A Solemn Fast & Confession

(Daniel 1:3)

Nehemiah 9:33-36 ... The Levites make a religious confession of God's goodness, & their wickedness.

Verses 33,34,35 ... Duties To God; Confession; Examples of Confession, National Confession ... A Solemn Fast & Confession

Verse 36 ... Trials & Persecutions; Persecution Overruled & Avenged; Persecutors Punished

Luke 15:1-10 ... the journeyings toward Jerusalem (Luke 9:51-19:48)Luke was a physician, companion of the Apostle Paul... The parable of the lost sheep; of the piece of silver. (Verse 6 ... Pardcn for Sins & Iniquities Promised)

Monday - August 5, 2013 - Repent & Turn to God - Acts 3:17-26

The Name Of The Lord Jesus/Yeshua In Jerusalem (Acts 3:1-5:42) ... Peter (Simon Peter) 2ns speech (Acts 3:11-26)

Tuesday - August 6, 2013 - A Changed Mind - Matthew 21:28-32

The Way to Jerusalem (Matthew 19:1-23:39)

Wednesday - August 7, 2013 - I Repent in Dust & Ashes - Job 42:1-6

Job's second reply (Job 42:1-6)... The Yahweh Speeches (Job 38:1-42:6 ... Dialogue (Job 3:1-4:2)

Thursday - August 8, 2013 - First Be Reconciled - Matthew 5:21-26

Teaching: The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-7:29)

Friday - August 9, 2013 - God Be Merciful to Me - Luke 18:9-14

The parable of the tax-collector & the Pharisee (Luke 18:9-14) ... Ministry in Samaria & Galilee (Luke 17:11 - 18:14)

Saturday - August 10, 2013 - Joy in Heaven - Luke 15:1-10

Teaching publicans & sinners (Luke 15:1-32)

Sunday - August 11, 2013 - The Community Confesses Together - Nehemiah 9:2,6-7, 9-10, 30-36

The Renewal Of The Covenant (Nehemiah 9:1-10:39)

Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Reference Bible, Vine's Expository Dictionary Of Old & New Testament Words, The Strongest Strong's Exhaustive Concordance Of The Bible, Zondervan Commentary & Reader's Digest Oxford Complete WordFinder

Friday, June 7, 2013

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

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Repentance . Salvation . Day of the Lord . Christ's Second Coming . Holiness & Godliness . Last Judgment . False Teachers . Miracles . Eschatology/Last Things . Jesus/Yeshua . God . Heaven . Sunday School Lesson

Sunday School Lesson for 5/26/2013. Unit III. A Call to Holy Living. II Peter 3:1-15a (Devotional Reading John 14:1-7).

II Peter 3:9 ... Whosoever Will May Be Saved

John 14:3 ... Everlasting Life & Heaven Promised

II Peter 3:1-7

Verses 1,2 ... Scripture; Duty To Know & Obey Scripture; The Law Remembered

Verses 3,4 ... Fallen Man; Sins Against God; Impeaching His Attributes, His Veracity

Veracity ... truthfulness, honesty, accuracy

Verse 3 ... scoffers are those who speak derisively of serious issue, mock, ridicule

Verse 5 ... Works of God; Creation, God Created the Universe

Verse 6 ... Miracles; Miracles In Water; References to the Deluge

Deluge ... the Biblical flood (Genesis 6-8)

Verse 7 ... Eschatology/Last Things; The Last Judgment; The World to Be Destroyed

Verse 7 ... the heavens and earth ... reserved unto fire against the day of judgment

Verses 8-12

Verse 8 ... God; Attributes of God As Being; Eternity

Verse 8 ... one day with the Lord is as a thousand years ... God's time-table is different than man's

Verse 9 ... Works of God; The Purposes of God; Has No Pleasure in Their Death

Verse 9 ...not willing that any should perish

Verses 10,11,12 ... Eschatology/Last Things; The Last Judgment; The World to Be Destroyed

Verse 10 ... day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night ... elements shall melt with fervent heat ... earth also and the works shall be burned up

Verse 11 ... all these things shall be dissolved ... holy conversation & godliness

Verse 12 ... heavens being on fire shall be dissolved .. elements shall melt with fervent heat?

(I Thessalonians 5:2 - Reference Scripture in Sunday School Book)

Verses 13-15

Verses 13,14 ... Eschatology/Last Things; The Last Judgment; The New Heavens & the New Earth

Verse 14 ... dwelleth righteousness

Verse 15 ... Scripture; Characteristics of Scripture; Hard to Understand ... God; Attributes of God As Person; Longsuffering

John 14:1-7

Verse 1 ... Man Redeemed; Faith; Immunities & Rewards of Faith, Security

Verses 2,3 ... Eschatology/Last Things; Heaven; Description of Heaven, A House of Many Mansions

Verses 4,5 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Ministry; Christ's Reception by Men, Misunderstood by the People

Verse 6 ... Jesus Christ; Offices Of Christ; Our Mediator

Verse 7 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Divinity; Is Made Equal with God

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

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

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

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

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

Their Characteristics (II Timothy 3:1-9)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Final Appeal (Hosea 14:1-9)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scripture reference used/taken from: Zondervan Commentary

Monday, May 13, 2013

We Will Have Consequences of Our Sin/Wrong Doing ... 8/9/2007

Psalm 18 . King David. Sin . El Elyon . Pray . Tragedy . Sunday School Lesson . Book of Job . Ezekiel 18 . Suffering . Storms . Jesus . Lord . Repent . Ezekiel/Yehezkel

The below is not a new article, but an article I shared at a website 8/9/2007.

I pray that we have been seriously in prayer for all the Tragedy that have taken placed. Is The Most High God - El Elyon Sleep? No HE is not. Genesis 14:18 - 20, Isaiah 14:14b.

And yes my heart has been heavy this week from all that I could see going on but I know that angels are holding back the 4 winds of heaven (Revelation 7:1). Keep praying and look up. (My newsletters will not be this lengthy every week)

My Sunday School lesson notes is coming first in this newsletter and I do pray that someone is encouraged, helped in their christian walk, their personal walk, their job, their career and their business walk.

I am still looking at the Book of Job. As Job we are to trust God through the storms/the things we do not understand.

All suffering/storms do not mean that someone has done something wrong it can be "tests." Do we have the patience of Job? Matthew 8:23-27 Tells me about the Disciples and Jesus in the storm. Jesus does have the power to speak and yes even the wind/storm/sea will obey HIM.

Angela's Sunday School Lesson Notes for 8-12-07

Devotional Reading - Psalm 18:20 - 24

Background Scripture - Ezekiel 18

We Will Have Consequences of Our Sin/Wrong Doing

Psalm 18: 20 - 24

A Psalm of David, who spoke unto the LORD, that the LORD would deliver him from the hand of all his enemies

verse 20 - Obeying God, Rewards of Obedience

verse 21, 22, 23 - Obeying God, Examples of Obedience

verse 24 - Works of God, Their Prosperity

Ezekiel 18:4, 20 - 23, 30 - 32

Ezekiel/Yehezkel (name meaning strengthen by God) He was a prophet, and his wife took sick and she died. His message was twofold (1) coming destruction (2) comfort and looking for the Kingdom of God.

verse 4 - Behold, """all"""" souls are mine; - God the absolute owner of man

verse 20 - Other sins not to be suffered for

verse 21, 22 - Repentance, Encouragement to repentance, promises to the penitent(those who repent from sin/wrong doing)

verse 23, 31, 32 - The Purposes of God, Has no pleasure in their death

verse 30 - Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the LORD God.

"Repent," and "turn" yourselves all your transgressions (sins/wrong doing); - Repentance, Repentance a Duty

Scripture reference taken from Crusade Publishers, Inc. Mt. Juliet, Tn