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God’s Might (#990)

God’s Might (#990)

Good morning. I, like many of you, like to read the Bible in the morning. And the way I like to do it is get one of these one year Bible apps on the phone; I’ve had them before in book form, where every morning you read say a couple of chapters in the Old Testament, a chapter in the New Testament, and half a Psalm, and a few verses in Proverbs. And throughout the course of a year you go through the whole Bible. That’s the way I like to read the Bible, but there are many ways to do it. And recently I ran across a couple of sections of scripture that I thought I’d share with you today that I think are very appropriate to our big challenge with this virus, which is making things challenging for many people. And the topic we’re going to cover is God’s might. And we’re going to start by going to II Kings 18…

As taught by Bruce Mahone 20200405.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

II Kings 18-20             Hezekiah – the Assyrians and sick unto death

Ephesians 3:20           God can do exceeding abundantly above

Teaching

God’s Might (#990)

Rely on God (#989)

Rely on God (#989)

Good morning. Today we’re going to talk about relying on God. This is something we do frequently, but we’re in a unique situation, in our country and in our world where we have this new corona virus wandering around. So, it kind of putting things in a different light. I think this is probably the only time in the history of our great country where people have been asked to stay inside and not get within six feet of anybody. The closest thing I can think of is when I was quite young and had big nuclear scares and people were building bomb shelters in their back yard and that kind of thing. But, that was just certain people that wanted to take extra precautions, it wasn’t the whole country staying inside. But that doesn’t mean God can’t provide for us and it doesn’t mean He can’t take care of us.

We’ll read a number o records today where people were faced with unbelievably complex situations, yet God came through for them anyway. What is going on today is what people in the business world call a black swan event. That goes back in history to about 1700 when some Europeans discovered Australia.  Europeans had never seen anything but white swans, so they just assumed all were white. Then in 1697, a Dutchman traversing the Pacific bumped into Australia and he found back swans. So, this was a whole new thing. And it is used metaphorically to refer to something totally unexpected. And when it comes to things like politics and social movements and business cycles, people who follow that have certain statistics and history and they try to predict what’s going to happened and they never get it perfectly right, but they often have a rough idea because things repeat themselves over time. You get too many people in one political party in power and they get out of hand and in the next election, they vote in the other party to bring the opposite back. Same thing with business, you put too much money in the economy and it overheats and then it has a big correction. These things are somewhat predictable, but black swans are not. Black swans are not predictable, it is something that nobody expected. Who would have known that we could have had a virus so strong come out of China that everybody would stay home, although it has happened. And that doesn’t mean that its the end of the world, it just means its a big surprise.

Everybody had plans; vacation plans, business plans, financial plans, family events, fellowship, meetings, everybody had many plans; most of which will be canceled or severely rearranged. Like one simple example, I told you I was going to a clergy conference in Chicago next weekend and I told them a couple of weeks ago I probably wasn’t going to come, but I just got the note yesterday, that they’ve rescheduled for September, which I think is very smart so that is just one small example; and we all have ways that are going to effect us. There will unfortunately be people getting laid off or losing jobs or have it effect their income and they have to figure out how to pay their bills.  And everybody is going to be going through much of this in the next few months. And God though, is able to take care of us. I mean, think of the times in the old testament records when the Assyrians invaded or the Babylonians came, or when the Philistines attacked when Saul was the King, just so, so many times where people had incredible challenges that they never imagined, yet those that trusted God came out victorious. I mean heck, think of Job, he lost everything, but he continued to trust God, he would not curse God and die like his wife wanted him to do. And he came out with double what he had before. There are so many records in the scripture like that, where God comes through unbelievably.

So there are two things I want you to get out of the teaching today, one: that no matter what things look like in our country and in the world today and no matter if we’ve hit the bottom and they start to get better or they get worse for another number of months, it doesn’t matter, God will take take of us. And the other thing is: God has called us as one body, so we help each other. If one of you gets stuck, and I or someone else in the fellowship can help, we’ll do all we can. I feel very confident that if I got in a mess, I could call on you guys and you would do what you could to help. So, let realize number one, God is going to take care of us and number two, God has called us a one body and so it is OK to help each other, it is OK to ask for help, it is OK to be confident to know that others in the fellowship will be there for you. So with that in mind let’s get into the scriptures. Many of these scriptures we’ve read before, but today we’re in a little bit of different circumstances so you might look at them a little differently, so let look at Deuteronomy chapter seven…

As taught by Bruce Mahone 20200322.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Deuteronomy 7:7-9        The LORD God is the faithful God

I Kings 17:1-16                 The ravens, then the barrel of meal fed Elijah.

Psalms 36:5-9                  Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds

Psalms 92:1-5                  To show forth thy faithfulness every night

Psalms 108:1-6                Your mercy (steadfast love, lovingkindness) is great above (higher than) the heavens and thy truth (faithfulness) reaches to the clouds (skies) (vs. 4)

Psalms 119:86                  All thy commandments are faithful

Psalms 119:90                 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations

Romans 12:10-14            Patient in mental pressure, continuing instant [steadfastly, faithful, persevering,  be constant] in prayer (vs. 12)

I Corinthians 10:13          God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able

II Thessalonians 3:3         The Lord is faithful, who will stablish you and keep you from evil

Titus 1:9                             Holding fast the faithful word

Teaching

Rely on God (#989)

Amazing (#988)

Amazing (#988)

Good morning! We’re going to cover some amazing material today; as a matter of fact that is the title of the teaching: Amazing. We’re going to talk about being amazing. A lot of things God does amazes people. It uses words like amazing and astonished; it is no surprise to you, but it has been a number of years since I taught this before, but it was 19 years ago, so it is probably about time we looked at it again. So, we’ll read some verses about people being amazing, amazed, and astonished. And in a similar, but not identical note we’ll start in Psalm one…

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20200308.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Psalms 1:1-3                     His delight is in the law of the Lord

Matthew 7:24-29             The people were astonished at his doctrine (vs. 28)

Matthew 13:53-58            Insomuch that they were astonished (vs. 54)

Matthew 22:23-33            They were astonished at his doctrine (vs. 33)

Mark 5:35-43                     They were astonished with a great astonishment (vs. 42)

Acts 3:1-11                         They were filled with wonder and amazement (vs. 10)

Acts 9:1-6                           Trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? (vs. 6)

Acts 10:44-46                    They of the circumcision which believed were astonished (vs. 45)

Teaching

Amazing (#988)

 

 

 

Help is On the Way! (#987)

Help is On the Way (#987)

Good morning. Last time we talked about how reliable God is, and we’re going to continue that theme by looking at how God helps His people. He’s is so reliable that He provides help whenever we need it. So the title of today’s teaching is: “Help is On the Way!” We’ve all seen those shows in the old Westerns, they used to wait for the Cavalry to come charging over the hill. There are all sorts of things in fiction where people are in big mess and then the hero shows up at just the last minute and saves the day. And those are fun, but they’re fiction. But in real life, God is that hero that shows up when we need help and He is amazingly wonderful. So we’ll read a number of record that we haven’t read for awhile here about that. II Chronicles chapter 14…

As taught by Bruce Mahone 20200223.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

II Chronicles 14:1-15      Asa & the Ethiopians: from a million adversaries to an abundance of spoil (vs. 11)

II Chronicles 18:28-34    Jehoshaphat & Ahab: help from God is better than deception (vs. 31)

II Chronicles 25:1-9        Amaziah & the Israelites: better to get help from God than from the ungodly (vs. 8)

II Chronicles 26:1-8        God helped Uzziah against the Philistines (vs. 7)

II Chronicles 32:1-8        Hezekiah: with us is the Lord our God to help us (vs. 8)

Psalms 3:1-3                   Many say there is no help in God, but he is a shield (vs. 2)

Psalms 46:1-2,10-11      God is a very present help; be still and know that He is God (vs. 1)

Psalms 146                      Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help (vs. 5)

Isaiah 41:10-13               I will help thee and uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness (vss. 10, 13)

Acts 26:12-23                  Having obtained help of God, I continue unto this day (vs. 2)

Teaching

Help is On the Way! (#987)

Most Reliable (#986)

Most Reliable (#986)

Good morning!  We’re going to talk today about one of the great truths we all know, that God is the most reliable.  Reliability is something we all deal with.  I was explaining earlier that my pretty-nice car that had driven well for the first 226,000 miles, all of the sudden stopped.  The engine just freezed-up for no apparent reason.  It has maintenance, it had been checked, it had been to the shop, it had all its fluids, but it just quit.  And that happens.  Just when you think: ‘this car is indestructible; it will go another 200,000 miles’ it just quit.  And we know that about people.  We all deal with people in business relationships, and with things like a car, do you trust your mechanic, is he reliable?  In your personal relationships; some people are very reliable, some people are totally unreliable, most people are somewhere in between. 

So we enjoy people, but one of the first things that I do is if I’m going to have any kind of interaction with a person that is going to be more than saying hello on the street, is I need to find out how reliable they are and I don’t ask them, because they will tell me whatever that want.  I just sort of watch.  And after awhile you find out this person is always there.  You know I’ve had friends that you didn’t believe they were going to show up until you saw the whites of their eyes.  And once you know that you’re fine.  Because, if they show up – great, and whatever we’re going to do, we can go do.  If they don’t, well, you have a backup plan because they don’t show up have the time.  I have some neighbors that are getting their house redecorated; the guy has been working on it for like a year because he is not very fast.  I hope he’s good and cheap, because he is certainly not fast.  But they have come to live with that; no matter what he says, add a month to it.  And I’ve have places were you go to some building a lot and they say they’re redecorating this or you know they’re refurbishing or redoing part of the building and you come to find out that like a hotel that is near my house, that is an old historic place that they were redoing and when I asked the staff how long it would take to reopen, I usually had to add about three months to it, because I had noticed that whatever they told me it would be going on a couple of months.  So, when they told me it would be done in February, I thought OK; I will come back in May.  And that is about what it took; it got done eventually. 

So, we all have to deal with the concept of reliability.  Is the equipment reliable, are people reliable, are other things reliable?  Sometimes they are, often they are not.  And the more we come to understand that, and not rely on those things, but the less we will be frustrated and upset about our plans falling through.  So, I’m glad I wasn’t planning to visit that; I used to like to plan on going to lunch at that hotel, but I took about six-months off.  But that is OK, there are other places to eat lunch.  So, it is OK, but had I been all upset at them for being slow in their construction, I would have just had a miserable six months, but I didn’t – I just find it very amusing.  Of course, I chose to find most things amusing; it seems easier to live that way.  But God is so reliable we don’t have to have that; we don’t have to have to say: “I’m going to find out if God is reliable, then take it from there.”  You know, adjust.  You know here is a great coffee cup Mary-Rose it says: “Death before Decaf” that’s cute.  Let’s go to II Chronicles chapter 13…

As taught by Bruce Mahone 20200209.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

II Chronicles 13          The children of Judah prevailed, because they relied [Heb. Sha-an: to rest, rely, lean upon, support oneself] upon the LORD God (vs. 18)

II Chronicles 16          Thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied [Heb. Sha-an] on the LORD thy God (vs. 7)

Psalms 34:22               None of them that trust [Heb. Chasa: seek refuge, flee for protection, put trust in, confide or hope in] in him shall be desolate

Psalms 118:5-9            It is better to trust [Heb. Chasa] in the Lord than to put confidence in man (vs. 8)

Proverbs 3:5                Lean [Heb. Sha-an] not unto thine own understanding

Isaiah 31:1                   Woe to them…stay [Heb. Sha-an] on horses…but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel

Isaiah 50:10-11           Let him trust in the name of the Lord and stay [Heb. Sha-an] upon his God

Daniel 3:28                 God delivered his servants that trusted [Aram. rechats: set one’s trust on] in him

Romans 12:10-14       Patient in mental pressure, continuing instant [steadfastly, faithful, persevering, be constant] in prayer (vs. 12)

II Corinthians 1:8-10   We should trust in God which raiseth the dead

(Titus 1:9                       Holding fast the faithful word)

Teaching

Most Reliable (#986)

God is Never Late (#985)

God is Never Late (#985)

Good morning! Today we’re going to talk about a topic we touch on now and then, but don’t necessarily focus on; which is simply that God is never late. And that sometimes is a hard thing for us to get used to because we’re used to people always being late and often being late ourselves. People are all over the map with this kind of thing. There are those that say they’ll be over at three-o-clock, for them it means that they’ll arrive anywhere between five and nine PM, and there are cultures where that is how they look at time. And there are other people that say three o-clock and they lock the door at 3:01 and won’t talk to you. And people are anywhere in the middle there. Everybody has a different sense of time and what is reasonable. And I was told at one point of my life that if you’re going to a dinner party its polite to show up five minutes late, because if you show up five minutes early, your host might still be scurrying around getting the meal ready. So, it is impolite to arrive early. I have other people say that if you don’t arrive ten minutes early, then that is not good. So, people are all over the map, but God is never late. He always gets us what he promised us when he promised it. But sometimes we have to be very patient until things fall into line. And sometimes there are a lot of things involved that we don’t know about. Sometimes God has to wait on people to be ready and do what they are told; you know what God tells them to do. Because they don’t want to listen to God. There are other times where other circumstances have to fall into place, and other times we just don’t know what is going on.

I always think of that time in Jeremiah where everybody pleaded with Jeremiah to go ask God whether they should stay in Jerusalem or flee to Egypt and God didn’t tell them or Jeremiah for ten whole days. There are other times where Jesus Christ walks into a situation and clearly gets revelation and immediately heals somebody or raises the dead or makes the blind see. So, there are times where God moves very quickly, there are times where God makes people wait awhile. And we don’t always know why (unless God tells you you don’t know why — sometimes He’ll tell you and sometimes He won’t), but what we do know is that for what He has promised He’s never late.

So, we’ll read a few scriptures along those lines and you can read the whole Bible on this topic and virtually every chapter in the Bible would have something that applies to it. I obviously had to pick a few that we could fit into our fellowship schedule so I’ll read a few — and a lot of these are very familiar verses that we read from time to time, but we’re going to look at them from the point of view of God not being late. So let’s start in Psalms 27…

As taught by Bruce Mahone 20200126.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Psalms 27:14              Wait (qawah – expect, look for) on the Lord, be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart.

Psalms 37:1-9, 34-37 Vs. 5: Commit thy way – “roll thy way upon” the Lord (vss. 9, 34: qawah – wait with expectation)The end of the perfect man is peace

Vs. 7: Rest in the Lord [be still, silent before the Lord];Wait patiently for him

Psalms 40                  I waited (qawah – vs. 1) patiently (intently – waiting I waited) for the Lord, and he heard

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit (vs. 2).

5 You have multiplied, O LORD my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you. Were I to proclaim and tell of them, they would be more than can be counted. (NRSV)

Psalms 62:5-8          My expectation is from him (God), vs. 5

(Psalms 130) Forgiveness with God (vs. 4), that he may be feared (revered). I wait (with expectation) for the Lord (vs. 5). Watch for the morning – includes guards, keepers

Ecclesiastes 7:8-10 Better is the patient than proud in spirit (disposition). [patience better than pride]

Isaiah 40:28-31       They that wait (with expectation) upon the LORD shall renew their strength

Lamentations 3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD

II Thessalonians 3:1-5 The Lord direct into patient waiting for [patience of] Christ

Teaching

God is Never Late (#985)

Always Ask (#984)

Always Ask (#984)

Welcome! Our first fellowship of the new year, and as we were kidding each other before I turned the recorder on, 2020 is the year for great vision. And we’re glad we can have such great vision and what we are going to talk about today is something we touch on now and then, but we haven’t had a whole session on it for quite awhile. About the importance of asking. We all know people who like to ask for stuff; I know people that ask me for so many things that frankly they become very annoying. Even if they know I’m not going to give it to them, they will ask me for silly things just to be annoying. So it has its limits, but in general, you have to ask for stuff. ‘You, need help; you ask for help. You’re at the store and can’t find something you ask somebody. If there is something you want to accomplish, some project; and you can’t figure it all out, you ask somebody that knows more than you do. And asking is important. And we know it works with people, we know it works when you want to order a a sandwich at a restaurant, we know it works in many, many categories of life; it also works with God. And some want to people say: God just knows; He’ll just give you stuff, why should you bother. And there are verses that talk about how God knows, the hairs of your head are numbered and God knows what you need. And that is absolutely true, but He also tells us to ask. You go into a restaurant and they may have a hundred things on the menu, but unless you are somebody like me or my parents that always order the same thing, and you got the same waiter every time, they’re generally not just going to put the food down in front of you — you have to ask. And the only reason they do that is because twenty times you did ask for the same thing and they sort of got used to you. But you have to ask and God wants us to ask. We have the freedom of will to ask and He wants us to. God is not going to control your life and decide everything you should have and just throw it in front of you. There are a lot of things He will do for you, but they’re generally because we ask. OK, let’s start in Judges…

As taught by Bruce Mahone.  20200112.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Judges 3:9, 15          When the children of Israel cried unto the Lord (asked), God raised them up a deliverer

I Kings 3:5, 9-10      Solomon asked for an understanding heart (vs. 9)

II Chronicles 20:1-4 All Judah gathered to ask help of the Lord

Psalms 105:40        The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven

aiteo – ask, request, require, demand

Matthew 6:1-8        Your father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him (vs. 8)

Matthew 7:7-11      Ask and it shall be given unto you (Luke 11:9-13 – holy spirit)

Matthew 21:22       And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive

John 14:12-14         If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it

John 15:16               Whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name

John 16:23               We can go right to the source when we ask!

Ephesians 3:20       He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think

James 1:5-6             If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God

I John 3:22               Whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments

I John 5:13-15         If we ask anything according to his will, he heareth…we have the petitions [requests] that we desired

Teaching

Always Ask (#984)

Look Out! (#983)

Look Out! (#983)

This morning we’re going to talk about what to look out for. Sometimes you’re crossing the street, or you’re about to bump your head like I did twice yesterday getting in and out of the crawl space under my house. And somebody says: Look out! And sometimes it is a quick look-out, like: “Duck!” Other times it is looking forward more, like we’re up to New Year’s resolution time and people look forward and say: “well know last year I didn’t do so well in this part of my life so in this coming year I’m determined to do better.” And they talk about New Year’s resolutions. And we kid about it at the Gym because in January there are about twice as many people as the rest of the year. But, by the time to you get to February/March, the New Year’s resolutions have often worn off and it is back to the normal group. And that’s often the case there and I’m sure we’ve all looked forward where we have intentions to do things and sometimes we do them and sometimes we don’t. But we’re all looking out for something, whether it’s not bumping your head, whether its a study project, a work project, an exercise project; we all have things we are looking forward to.

So, we’ll talk about looking out, but not in terms of New Year’s resolutions. But, looking for what God can do for us. So, when we look at the coming year, because we are starting a new year in just a few days as you know, we’re looking forward to the great things God can and will for us. We’re not saying: “oh my gosh, another year where I have to deal with this;” or “another year where I have to wrestle with this problem;” “another year where I have to put up with that person again.” No, no, we do have to address those things, but those should be small noise in the background. The big things in the front of our mind, should; be God will take care of you this year. God will do mighty, wonderful things for me; this will be my best year ever; because God will do such great things for us. That is what we should be looking for. So, we’ll read a few very familiar verses that we’ve read in the last few months and we’ll some that we haven’t read for quite a while. A nice combination of them; something old, something new; it will be very fun. So let’s start in Psalms 27…

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20191229.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Psalms 27:14      Wait (qawah – expect, look for) on the Lord, be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart.

Psalms 37:1-9, 34-37 Vs. 5:  Commit thy way – “roll thy way upon” the Lord (vss. 9, 34: qawah – wait with expectation) The end of the perfect man is peace.

Psalms 40:1         I waited (qawah – with expectation) [patiently and expectantly] and he heard

Psalms 62:5-8      My expectation [tiqvah] is from him (God), vs. 5

Psalms 71:1-6      Thou art my hope [tiqvah]

(Psalms 130)        There is forgiveness with God (vs. 4), that he may be feared (revered). I wait (qawah) for the Lord (vs. 5). Watch for the morning – would include guards, keepers

Proverbs 23:17-18 Surely there is an end [reward]; and thine expectation [tiqvah] shall not be cut off

Isaiah 40:28-31   They that wait (qawah – with expectation) upon the LORD shall renew their strength (vs. 31)

Jeremiah 29:10-11 To give you an expected [tiqvah] end [an expectation and an end; a future and a hope]

Ephesians 2:4-8    That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus (vs. 7)

Colossians 1:3-5   For the hope which is laid up (NIV: stored up) for you in heaven – vs. 5

I Timothy 1:1         Lord Jesus Christ which is our hope

Titus 1:2                 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised

Titus 3:5-7             Heirs according to the hope of eternal life

I Peter 1:3-5          Begotten (born into it!) us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead – vs. 3. Big S – vs. 5

I John 3:1-2           And we are!

Teaching

Look Out! (#983)

Confidence (#982)

Confidence (#982)

Good morning. We’re going to talk today about confidence, it’s a great thing. Not being a con man; you know, that is where the term con man comes from: confidence man, somebody that gets your confidence and then steals a lot of stuff from you. And we are used to being around people that are confident, and some people who are very confident are just braggarts and they have no basis for their confidence. They’re just sort of cocky and self-confident, but there is really nothing behind it. Whereas our confidence is based on God’s ability to provide for us. So it is a real, real confidence, its not a fake one. Yet, we can easily get talked out of it and that is why we need to read the scriptures about staying confident, because we need to continue to be confident in God, because of what He has promised and what He does, no matter what things look like around us. So, very important. Let’s start in Psalms 27…

As taught by Bruce Mahone 20191215.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes.

Psalms 27:1-8         In this will I be confident (vs. 3)

Psalms 118:1-9       It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man (vs. 8) or princes (vs. 9)

Proverbs 3:13-26   The Lord shall be thy confidence (vs 26) and shall keep thy foot from being taken (caught)

Proverbs 14:26-27 In the fear (reverence) of the Lord is strong confidence

Isaiah 30:1-17         In quietness and confidence shall be your strength (vs. 15)

Isaiah 36:1-10         What confidence is this wherein thou trustest? (vs. 4)

Acts 28:30-31          Teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

Ephesians 3:12       In whom we have boldness and access with confidence (confident access) by the faith of him. Or: we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

Philippians 1:1-6    Being confident that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ (vs. 6)

Philippians 3           We are the circumcision, which have no confidence in the flesh (vss 3-4)

Hebrews 10:35-36 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great reward.

I John 3:18-24          If our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God (vs. 21)

I John 5:13-15          This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us (vs. 14).

Teaching

Confidence (#982)

Every Morning is a New Day (#982)

Every Morning is a New Day (#982)

Good morning.  We’re going to talk today about how every morning is a new day.  Some days we have so much fun we wish they’d never quit.  Other days we can’t wait for them to be over.  Everyday is a new day and the focus we’re going to have today is that we get a fresh start every day.  You can wake up in the morning and be worrying about what happened yesterday or be worried about what is going to happen tomorrow.  But, what we ought to do is realize everyday is a new day, everyday is a new opportunity.  I remember this with babies, they may scream and yell at night, but boy they wake up in the morning and they’re happy and it is a new day and they’re excited about what’s going to happen.  Well, its that type of child like believing that God wants us to have too.  Everyday is a new day.  It doesn’t matter what happened yesterday; we put the past behind and move ahead.  Let’s go to a very familiar section about this in Leviticus three…

As taught by Brice Mahone, 20191201.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Psalms 59:16-17          I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning

Psalms 5:1-3                 In the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee

Psalms 55:16-17           Evening, morning, and noon will I pray – he shall hear my voice

Psalms 92:1-5               To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning

Psalms 119:145-152    I prevented (preceded) the dawning of the morning – I hoped in thy word

Psalms 143:7-12           Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning

Lamentations 3:21-26 The Lord’s compassions are new every morning

Jeremiah 42                   God provided a new way to live, but they rejected it

Mark 1:35                       In the morning, rising up a great while before day

Philemon 3:13-16         Reaching forth unto those things which are before

Teaching

Every Morning is a New Day (#982)