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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sunday ... Re-Created To Live In Harmony - Galatians 3:26-4:7 -2/5/17

In Roman society, a youth coming of age laid aside the robe of childhood & put on a new toga. This represented his move into adult citizenship with full rights & responsibilities. Apostle Paul combines this understanding with baptism. By becoming Christians & being baptized, they were becoming spiritually grown up & ready to take on the privileges & responsibilities of the mature. You have laid aside the old clothes of the Law, & now you are putting on Christ's new robe of righteousness.


Jewish males greeted each new day by prayer, Lord, I thank you that I am not a Gentile, a slave, or a woman. The role of women was enhanced by Christianity. Faith in Christ transcends these differences & makes all believers one in Christ.


The original covenant with Abraham was intended for the whole world, not just for his descendants. All believers partake of this covenant & are blessed as children of Abraham.


The apostle Paul uses the illustration of slavery to show that before Christ came & died for sins, people were in bondage to the Law.


Thinking they could be saved by it, they became enslaved to trying - & failing - to keep it. The Good News is that we who were once slaves are now God's very own children with an intimate relationship with him. Because of Christ, there is no reason to be afraid of God. We can come boldly into his presence, knowing he will welcome us as his family members.


True Christianity: Christians are those who believe inwardly & outwardly that Jesus' death has allowed God to offer them forgiveness & eternal life as a gift. They have accepted that gift by faith & are seeking to live a life of obedient gratitude for what God has done for them.

Christianity is both private & public, heart-belief & mouth-confession. Our relationship to God & the power he provides result in obedience. Having received the gift of forgiveness & eternal life, we are now daily challenged to live that life with his help.


When the fulness of the time was come "God sent Jesus to earth to die for our sins. For centuries the Jews were wondering when their Messiah would come - but God's timing was perfect.


Jesus was born of a woman - he was human. He was born as a Jew - he was subject to God's Law & fulfilled it perfectly. Thus Jesus was the perfect sacrifice because, although he was fully human, he never sinned. His death bought freedom for us who were enslaved to sin so we could be adopted into God's family.


Under Roman law, an adopted child was guaranteed all legal rights to his father's property. "Abba" is an Aramaic word for father. It was used by Christ in prayer in Mark 14:36. As adopted children of God, we share with Jesus all rights to God's resources. As God's heirs, we can claim what he has provided for us - our full identity as his children.

Reference summary used from the Life Application Bible, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

1 of 3 - Sunday - God Promises a Saviour - Luke 1:26-30 - 12/4/16

Verse 26 ... And in the sixth month the angel Ga'bri-el was sent from God unto a city of Gal'i-lee, named Naz'a-reth.


Verse 27 ... To a virgin ... espoused to a man whose name was Jo'seph, of the house of Da'vid; & the virgin's name was Ma'ry.

Matthew 1:18 ... Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on the wise: when as his mother Ma'ry was espoused to Jo'seph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.


Luke 1:28 ... And the angel came in unto her, & said, ... Hail, thou that art (graciously accepted, or much graced) highly favored, ... the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.


Luke 1:29 ... And when she saw him, ... she was troubled at his saying, & cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

Matthew 1:12 ... (The angel foretelleth to Zacharias the birth & office of John) And when Zach-a-ri'as saw him, he was troubled, & fear fell upon him.


Luke 1:30 ... And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Ma'ry: for thou hast found favor with God.


Scripture reference from The KJV Bible, SouthWestern Co., Nashville, Tennessee

Monday, December 2, 2013

2 of 2 ... Surprised & Expectant ... 12/1/13 Sunday School Lesson

Luke 1:26-30 . Matthew 1 . highly favored - blessed are thou among women . Luke 1:26 (Nazareth) . Immanuel . Matthew 1:20,21,25 . Sunday School Lesson

Before going on to next week's lesson, I thought that I needed to go back and look over these issues, after being in Sunday School.

I make notes in my Sunday School Book as I read/study and then also have notes on paper attached to my Sunday School Book for Church, so I won't forget. But I am not the Sunday School Teacher, I will assist.

favour, favoured ... kindness (Luke 1:30)

highly favored ("endued with grace") Luke 1:28. Favour may be deserved or granted.


Nazareth ... From the summit above the village one looks south across the extensive plain of Esdra-elon, west to Mount Carmel on the Mediterranean coast, east to nearby Mount Tabor, & north to snow-capped Mount Hermon.

Immanuel ... significance of the child's birth (JESUS), not HIS name.


Luke, the beloved physician, companion of the apostle Paul.

Gospel according to Luke ... Luke was probably a Syrian of Antioch, & may have been converted by the apostle Paul.

Luke wrote for the whole world, whether Jew or Gentile, but especially for Greeks, as Matthew for Jews.

Begins with the promise of the forerunner & ends with the ascending Saviour's blessing & HIS disciples continual joy.





Mathew 1:18,20,21,25

Mary was pregnant with child by the Holy Ghost - Divine Intervention. She knew no man - no man had touched her.

the angel of the Lord appeared unto Joseph in a dream assuring him that Mary's conception was of the Holy Ghost - Divine.

Matthew 1:21 ... Pardon for Sins & Iniquities.


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

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Girl Talk ... Friendship of Elisabeth and Mary ... Book Review (12/2000)



Book Review . Women . Girl Talk. Family-friendly . Christian . Spiritual Medicine to your Soul

This book plainly touches on all healing areas of women lives such as depression, rebelling children, debt, grief and divorce, just to name a few areas.

This is a book review that I reviewed and shared December 2000 at one site.

Girl, have I got good news for you and it is like " Spiritual Medicine to your Soul."

This book was written by Thelma Wells (2000, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 161 pages). I would recommend this book for churches, homes, mission, women, Sunday school departments, counselors, pastors, abuse centers, financial centers, women clinics, funeral parlors and Parenting classes.

This book plainly touches on all healing areas of women lives such as depression, rebelling children, debt, grief and divorce, just to name a few areas.

I would like for you to think on Luke 1:5, 11-17, 36; I Samuel 1:2-7, Psalm 127: 3-5 and Luke 1:60. We are looking at two women sharing their joy and concerns.

Elisabeth was the wife of Zechariah; God had chosen her for a special ministry.

It seems like Elisabeth and Mary had a friendly relationship. When Elisabeth was six months pregnant, Mary visited her.
Mary stayed with Elisabeth for three months, and the two women shared hopes and dreams. Elisabeth was old enough to be Mary's grandmother and she probably shared wisdom and advice with her.

I can see a beautiful picture of the friendship of two women. They probably blessed and encouraged each other.
Elisabeth was a wife, mother, friend and mentor.


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When we came into the world we had great assets to weather successfully any storm or difficulty.

My friend, let's take inventory of our assets: Love, courage, faith, prayer and God.

Love opens doors, heals and blesses.

Wisdom lights the path to health, prosperity, and adjustment of difficulties, happiness and peace of mind.

Courage knocks on the door to success.

Faith tells us that no matter what happens God is present in all His power.

Prayer is the key to development of all of our assets.

Our greatest asset is God. We can always count on God. Man will let you down.

Angela Watkins
December 2000