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Always Rejoicing (#978)

Always Rejoicing (#978)

Good morning! We’re going to talk today about the importance of rejoicing in the Lord. Because whether the circumstances in our life are perfect, sort of good, or terrible; and we all have days with one of the other of those — we have much to rejoice about because of God’s faithfulness and love towards us.  And, we’re going to start by reading about Jethro, Moses’ Father-in-Law.  After the children of Israel had escaped from Egypt, they stopped and saw Jethro, Moses’ Father-in-Law. So, starting here in Exodus 18…

Verse Listing and Notes

Exodus 18:1-12                  Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done to Israel
(vs 9)

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

Proverbs 16:20                  Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he

Deuteronomy 16:13-17    The Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase…therefore thou shalt surely rejoice (vs. 15)

Deuteronomy 26:1-11      Thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the Lord thy God hath given
unto thee (vs. 11)

I Chronicles 16:7-36          Let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord (vs. 10)

II Chronicles 20:27            The Lord had made them to rejoice over their enemies

Psalms 5:11-12                  Let those that trust thee rejoice, let them ever shout for joy

Psalms 16:11                      In thy presence is fullness of joy

Psalms 43:4                        God my exceeding joy (NLT: the source of all my joy; NIV: my joy and my delight; lit: gladness of my joy)

Proverbs 15:13-15             A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance (vs. 13)
He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast (vs. 15)

Romans 5:1-8                     Rejoice in hope of the glory of God (vs. 2)

Romans 12:9-21                 Rejoicing in hope (vs. 12)

Philippians 3:3                    Rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh

Philippians 4:4-9                 Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say, Rejoice (vs. 4)

I Timothy 6:17                      Trust in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy

Never give up on God – He has certainly not given up on you!

Teaching

Always Rejoicing (#978)

 

What’s Available (#977)

What’s Available (#977)

Good morning! Wonderful to meet with you today. Today we’re going to focus on something we talk about every couple of years: we focus on what’s available from God. I thought about that today; I was helping a friend shop the other day and we had to start with what is available in the store and we found a lot of stuff right on the floor, but then we couldn’t find something, so we asked one of the staff there and sure enough, they found it. Way in the back corner where it wasn’t obvious. You’ve got to start with what is available; if you’re buying something online or out of a catalog, you have to look and see what they have. It is easy to find shoes at a shoe store, but it would be a very tough place to find electrical parts or plumbing supplies. Then again, if you go to a hardware store, you’d have plenty of electrical and plumbing supplies but you’d have a hard time finding a pair of shoes, unless you find maybe a pair of work boots. But, even that would be unlikely. So, you have to know what is available from God. There are people that think that nothing is available from God because people think God created the world and then retired or went on vacation and He won’t talk to people. So, some people think nothing is available from God. Some people go so extravagant, they think they can ask God for anything, but God hasn’t promised it. You know, people pray for bad things to happen to their enemies or stuff the God has never promised. So, we have to look in God’s word, that’s where we find out what is available. In I John chapter five….

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20190922.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

I John 5:13-15            If we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us

Matthew 21:19-22    Whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive

Mark 11:13-24           When ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them

II Corinthians 9:8      God is able to provide sufficiency in all things

Philippians 4:19        My God shall supply all your need

III John 2                    God’s will is health and prosperity

Romans 8:37-39       In all these things we are more than conquerors

II Corinthians 2:14   God always causes us to triumph in Christ

II Kings 4:1-7             God provided through the vessels of oil.

Teaching

What’s Available (#977)

Patient Expectation, Part 2 (#976)

Patient Expectation, Part 2 (#976)

Good morning! We’re going to continue today on what we started last session on Patient Expectation, where we simply have to expect God to bless us and we have to patient to see when He is going to open the doors and provide what we need, but He always does. Last time we ended with Isaiah chapter 40, where it says: “they that wait with expectation upon the Lord, shall renew their strength.” Now we’ll start this morning in Lamentations, so please go to Lamentations chapter three…

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20190908.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Lamentations 3:21-26     The Lord’s compassions and mercies (lovingkindness) are new every morning. portion (vs. 23: share, possession) wait (vs 25: qawah – wait with eager expectation)

Luke 8:15                           Fruit with patience (steadfast perseverance) [by persevering]

Luke 21:5-19                      In your patience possess ye your souls

Romans 5:2-5                    Patience leads to [brings about, produces] hope, which maketh not ashamed

Romans 12:10-14              Patient in mental pressure [continuing steadfast, faithful, persevering in prayer]

Romans 15:1-6                   Patience and comfort of the scriptures [through patient endurance and the encouragement drawn from the scriptures]; the God of patience.

II Corinthians 6:1-10         In MUCH patience

II Corinthians 12:11-13     In ALL patience

Colossians 1:9-11              Strengthened unto all patience with joyfulness

I Thessalonians 1:3           Patience of (proceeding from) hope

I Thessalonians 5:14-15   Be patient toward all

II Thessalonians 1:3-4       We glory for your patience and believing

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

Hebrews 12:1                      Let us run with patience [patient endurance] the race before us

Teaching

Patient Expectation, Part 2 (#976)

Patient Expectation, Part 1 (#975)

Patient Expectation, Part 1 (#975)

Good morning. Over the last several last several sessions we’ve had a number of themes; I was checking the notes, one session was called: “Relax,” and quit worrying about stuff, God will take care of it. Then, last time we talked about ‘letting go and letting God’ and ‘you just do your best and God will do the rest’ and read a whole lot of records where people did what they could and then just had to stop and had to wait what God would do. We’re going to carry on the same basic theme today, looking at patient expectation. There is a Hebrew word I’ve spoken of many times, spelled q-a-w-a-h, qawah. And, it is usually translated ‘wait’ in an English Bible, but it has the added sense of waiting with expectation. You may be going on a vacation in two weeks and you may be twiddling your thumbs, saying I really want to go, I’m tired of going to work and I want to go on that vacation. But there is a level of expectation there, you’re looking forward to it, because probably if you’re taking all that time and money to go on a vacation, it is probably someplace you want to go. And you’re looking forward to whatever you’re going to do there. So, you are waiting, there is a time function, but the expectation is the clear point we want to make sure we get. So, we’ll be reading a lot of verses about patiently expecting God to take care of you. There are a lot of times we get very impatient and we don’t want to wait of stuff and we have a very negative expectation about what’s going to happen. And we’re much better off and much happier, and much more successful when we get very patient knowing God is going to come through, and we have a very positive expectation. You could really enjoy those last two weeks of work before the vacation because you’re looking forward to that fun place you are going, and to and those fun things you’re going to do. This is really fun, and I always look forward to having dogs around when I visit here. They’re very nice dogs; they settle down more as we get into the teaching. OK, here we go, let’s start in Psalms 27…

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20190825.  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

Teaching

Patient Expectation, Part 1 (#975)

Let Go (#974)

Let Go (#974)

Good morning. Today we’re going to get into a topic we touch on a lot. We mention this topic about every time we meet, but I’m going to focus on just this one topic from a number of different points of view. And, you may recall we have a couple of sayings, which aren’t in the Bible, but they’re very clearly documented in the Bible. One of them is: “Let go and let God.” Meaning, that there are times when you can’t do anymore, so you should just let go and not worry about it: “I’ve done what I can, so I’m going to let go.” And a similar phrase we often use is: “You do your best and God will do the rest.” Again, a very true statement in the scriptures, because there is so much we can do and once we’ve done what we can do, and we should do what we can do, but once we’ve done all we can do, we have to just let go and let God. So that is the name of today’s topic: “Let Go.” And again, we’ll read it from many different approaches in the Bible. Let’s go to Genesis 39…

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20190811.  All rights reserved

Verse Listing and Notes

Genesis 39:1-5                  Joseph prospered in the house of Potiphar

Genesis 39:21-23              Joseph prospered in prison

Exodus 3:1-10                   I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt

Ruth 3:18                           Sit still my daughter until thou know how the matter will fall

II Kings 4:32-37                 Elisha walked in the house to and fro

II Chronicles 20:12            Neither know we what to do, but our eyes are upon thee

Jeremiah 42:5-7                It came to pass after ten days that the word of the Lord came

Psalms 37:7                        Rest in the Lord [be still, silent before the Lord]; Wait patiently for him

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

Acts 16:6-10                       There stood a man of Macedonia and prayed him Come help us

Acts 21:1-4                         Said to Paul through the Spirit that he should not go up to Jerusalem

Colossians 1:9-11             Strengthened unto all patience with joyfulness

1Thessolonians 1:3          Patience of (proceeding from) hope

Hebrews 12:1                    Let us run with patience [patient endurance] the race before us

Teaching

Let God (#974)

 

Quietly Confident (#973)

Quietly Confident (#973)

Good morning! Today we’re going to talk about being quietly confident. This is a unique concept sometimes in our society. Many times when you think of someone who is confident, you think of someone who is loud and brash and likes to start fights. And, that is a type of confidence and there are times that type of confidence is needed, but yet what the scriptures talk about to us, both in the Old Testament and in the New, is being so confident in God’s strength in our lives, that we can about life quietly and peacefully. Just knowing God’s going to be there. Even so, in movies they’re always having fight scenes, and sometimes you have the guy with the big old guns going around and stuff and then you have other times you have this quiet little oriental guy, who doesn’t say a word, and just waits and when nobody is looking he goes pow! And that is the end of the fight. I think our Christian walk is more like that, then a guy walking around with eighteen guns and three knives (growling). It is more like: you pray, you wait your time, and when God says move, you move. It is a lot more of that. There we we go. So, let’s read; let’s start in Psalm 118…

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20190728.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

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

Proverbs 1:33         Whoso hearkeneth unto wisdom shall be quiet from fear of evil

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

Proverbs 17:1         Better is a dry morsel with quietness

Isaiah 7:1-4              Be quiet and fear not

Isaiah 30:15             In quietness and confidence shall be your strength

Isaiah 32:17, 18       The effect of righteousness quietness and assurance forever

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

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

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)

I Thessalonians 4:11   And that ye study (endeavor, be ambitious, make it your ambition, let it be a point of honor with you) to be quiet.

I Timothy 2:1-4            Quiet and peacable life in all godliness

Hebrew 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)

Teaching

Quietly Confident (#973)

God is Faithful (#972)

God is Faithful (#972)

God bless you wonderful saints. Today we’re going to read about how faithful God is. This is something we do every year, and it is a great topic and every time we read it, we see something new, it hits us a little differently because different things are going on in our lives. And there are so many thing in life that are fickle and change; it’s nice that God is faithful. And we know it all the time: every time you turn on the news, you find world affairs are changing, things you used to rely on in the financial markets or in the political sphere are all of the sudden all different. People that you’ve come to rely on all of the sudden get busy and have no time for you, or move away or get mad at one little thing you said or did, and things change in the world. But then when you find a person, or a situation, or an organization, or even a piece of equipment like a toaster, or a car, that doesn’t break down on you, you go: “hallelujah, that thing still works!” So we love it when things are consistent and keep working. And, many things in the world are ultimately all going to change. It may surprise you to know that right around the year 1900, one of the companies in the Dow Jones index of thirty industrial companies made buggy whips. Well, they’re out of business now. There was also a time in New York City shortly before that where their biggest problem was how to deal with all the horse manure. There were so many horse-driven carriages that they couldn’t dispose of the horse manure quickly enough. And that went away. These are just a few silly examples of how things change in life. But there’s one thing for sure that will always stay the same and that is God’s faithfulness to us. He will never let down, He will never leave us. I will try to be a good brother and friend in Christ to you and I hope I am, but I’m not perfect. And, I can’t promise I’ll always do the best job and I’ll always be there when you need me; I will try. But God is better than me. He can do much, much, much more for you and He is much, much, much more reliable than I am. So as much as I will try to be a faithful, reliable friend, brother in Christ; I may or may not succeed. But God always will. And that is why we love each other and prayer for each other, we work together, we thank God for having bothers and sisters in Christ that love us, and we do all we can to help them. But at the end of the day, we realize the faithful one we can always count on is God. So, we’re going to have a wonderful, wonderful time today reading these scriptures and we’ve read many of them before, but they will simply be a wonderful, wonderful reminder of how faithful God is and that God wants us to do, He wants us not just to intellectually be aware of what His word says, but He wants it to be actively in our minds. I mean, think about the difference of the football player who once read a playbook ten years ago and knew there was a certain play and the one that is on the field who is actively thinking that I’m going to run down ten yards and then cut to the right and then turn around and catch the pass. It’s a lot better to be actively aware of it then to just to intellectually know it is in the playbook. That doesn’t help when you are on the field, you have to be actively be thinking. Well, that is the same with God’s word, that is why we read many of these same scriptures every year because they have to be actively in our minds day by day, not just something: oh yeah, I know that verse is in Deuteronomy, I read in five years ago. That’s good you know that, but you need to be actively thinking about it when you get in certain difficult situations, then you actively need to be aware of it just like that football player has to actively know what the play is and run accordingly. So Deuteronomy chapter seven, if you please…

As taught by Bruce Mahone 2019070714.  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

Psalms 119:138                 Thy testimonies are very faithful

Lamentations 3:22-23      Great is thy faithfulness

Romans 8:35-39                Nothing can separate us from the love of God

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

II Timothy 4:16-18             The Lord stood with me, and strengthened me

Titus 1:9                              Holding fast the faithful word

Teaching

God is Faithful (#972)

Relax! (#971)

Relax! (#971)

Good morning. We’re going to read about a topic very simple today, just simply titled: Relax! With an exclamation point. I think too many of us spend too much time and too much energy being too concerned about way too much. It’s good to think, it’s good to be concerned, it’s good to do what they call “your due-diligence” you know where you do your homework carry out the details of whatever responsibilities you may have. But there is a point where you have done everything you can and you’re still worried about everything. And, we’ve got to stop.

We’ve just got to do the best we can and then let it go. But people will say: how do I know that this business deal, or this job or this relationship, or this thing I’m buying, or this whatever, is going to work out? Well, the truth is unless God tells you have no idea if it is going to work out. But it doesn’t matter because God promises to take care of you. So let’s say you get all wrapped up in some new project, where you are going to make some money and you get all wrapped up in it, you get nervous about it, you don’t know if it is going to come to pass, so you get more nervous and try harder and harder. Whereas you know that there are only three steps you can do: A, B, and C; and then you know you just got to wait and see if the deal comes through or not. But you want to keep dreaming up parts: D, E, and F, where you just keep working and working and working where it is counter-productive. It is the law of diminishing returns kicking in, you are actually shooting yourself in the foot by getting so wrapped up in it. We’ll what we ought to do is do the A, B, and C; do the parts you know you can do, and then pray and let is go. And either that project will come to pass or God will show you something else to do.

Same thing with a relationship; you really want to witness to somebody, or you really want to have a friend, go on a date, or anything with or having to do with a person. Or getting along with a coworker. You can only do so much. And then you just have to let it go. And, if it doesn’t work out with that person; there’s a few other billion people in the world. God will find another person for you to work out what you need to work out with. God’s very good like that. So, in everything in life we’ve just got to do what the Word says and then relax. And, just quit worrying about it. Because continuing to fret about it is going to be counterproductive. It will wear you out, it will distract you from trusting God, and it will just make your life miserable. So, I encourage you to be very diligent in whatever you do, but once you’ve done that: stop! Relax. You’ve done what you could.

Everybody has their way of handling that, I remember being in college and it getting to be ten or eleven at night and I had a big exam in the morning, and I thought: now I could say up all night studying or I could just get a good night’s sleep and get in fresh and relaxed in the morning. And, that is what I always did; I always found it was better to study to…pick a time: ten, eleven at night and I would study until I was done and I would pray and go to bed. And I’d show up all relaxed and rested. And, because I was relaxed and rested, so much of what I studied came back to me easily. Whereas, if I’d stayed up all night Like some of my classmates and been fried. I probably would have studied more, but done worse. And that is just one example from my life; we all have examples like that where we’ve stopped and relaxed and we have examples where we’ve gone way, way too far and it’s been counterproductive. Salesmen even know this; you sell a product or service, but once you got the buy-in from the customer, you shut-up, because if you keep talking, they’ll start to get nervous and wonder, what is this guy talking about? Why is he trying so hard to sell it, is it a bad product that he is trying to convince himself it’s a good one? And again, these are just some simple examples; the broader thing in life is you just trust God. And, you don’t worry about it beyond that.

We many times like to read that great example of Paul when he up in what we now call Turkey or Asia-minor. He wanted to go to Phrygia, he wanted to go to Troas, he wanted to go to Bithynia; and God said: don’t go there. But finally, he got the vision of the man in Macedonia, and they went up there to Philippi and Macedonia in Northern Greece and there were all kinds of people wanting to hear the word of God. But, if he continued to sweat and worry about why God said don’t go to Bithynia, it would have been terrible, so he just let it go. And, we need to be willing to diligently work on what we need to work on, and then pray and then either the doors open and we walk right through or the door slams shut and God opens a new one. But we don’t fret about the door that shut, that door is shut and we let it go. And, we look forward to the door that God will open.

I think a lot of the great misery in life comes from people fretting over doors that have shut and they just can’t get over it. I sometimes talk to people that are still mad about something that happened a long time ago, and I basically say something along the lines of: you need a reality check; because the reality is that door closed a long time ago. And, unless God tells you to pursue that or the door radically blows open in your face, its closed, its over. Whether it is a job, whether it is moving somewhere, whether it is getting a deal on something you wanted to buy, whether it is a relationship with a person or a company or an organization. If it is closed, it is closed. And, we can move on and God will provide something better and more appropriate for us.

So relaxing is a great key in life. Just think about maybe your three big, and this will be a good little homework assignment for you after we’re done. Get a piece of paper, or a sheet on your computer if you’d prefer, and write down your three biggest challenges in life. Maybe one’s a job, one’s a health issue, and one’s a relationship with a person; it doesn’t matter. Maybe all three are related to a job, maybe they’re all three related to finances, it doesn’t matter, whatever your three biggest challenges are, write them down. And then, under each one, write three things you can do about it. Because, in most cases there are about three, there might be two, are might be five, but pick a small number of things you can actually get done — you can make a difference. Write them down.

So, now you have three of your biggest challenges in life, and you have somewhere around three positive steps you can make in those. So that is your first part of the assignment, make the list. The next part of the assignment is, take the most urgent one; do those three things. And you know what the next step is? Relax. Stop. Pray. Go about your life. Take a walk. Make a cup of coffee. Read a book. Whatever it is that you find relaxing, go do that. And then, when that is settled down, when emotions have quit bubbling so much, go on to point number two. And again, do the three or so things and then relax. And so on. And it’s just sort of a simple way of disciplining yourself to clarify what your challenges are, clarify the steps you can take, take them, and then stop. Just relax, quit fretting about it. Pray that God will either open that door and make that situation work or if that situation is hopeless, and the main reason it will be hopeless is because there are other people who chose to make it hopeless, because God does not control people’s freedom of will.

So, you may have the great intention to make it work, but if other people are around it trying to make it not work, God’s not going to passion them and make them. You may just have to let that situation go, because those people don’t want to help it work. But God knows other people who do want to help you, who do want to cooperate with you, and God can open the door for that to work. So, make your list, do your three steps for each of your three challenges, then let them go and pray that God will either find a way to open the doors for those three things to prosper and succeed, or He’ll show you what to do instead. Like when Paul didn’t get to go to Bithinia, he got to go to Macedonia. And in the same way, God will open doors for you.

So, although the theme of our teaching today is relax, its first get your work done. You know, you may have a job where you work until five o’clock; well you work very hard until five o’clock, but at five o’clock: clock-out, turn off the computer, leave the office, hang up the car keys if you’re driving — whatever it is, stop. You’ve done your job, now relax and pray that God will proper your efforts and let it go. We know how to do that when it comes to clocking-out from a job, now you have to clock your brain out for situations in life where you’ve done your due-diligence, you’ve gone through the steps you can do, and now you just have to let it go. And if you can done that, you can have a nice relaxed, peaceful life with more success, because instead of trying to hang on to situations in life that aren’t working; for those that aren’t going to work, you let them go and pray that God will open other situations for you. And we all have these, in every area of life, I’ve had stuff that works for decades and still works, I’ve had stuff that worked for a week and then it didn’t work, I’ve had stuff that worked for ten years, twenty years, thirty years, and then it didn’t work. And, you have to be willing to let it go and move on.

Like I say, when somebody comes to me with a problem and they hate their job, and that’s a lot of people, I tell them to do two things: do everything they can to make their current job work, but then keep their eyes open for other opportunities. And, if another opportunity comes along that’s better, not just a little more money, but maybe a better commute, maybe better coworkers, maybe a more cooperative boss, maybe more growth potential; then make the switch. But, until that day comes, do all you can to make your current situation work. Let’s go to Psalms 37…

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20190630.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Psalms 37:7               Rest in the Lord [be still, silent before the Lord]; Wait patiently for him

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

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

Luke 8:15                    Fruit with patience (steadfast perseverance) [by persevering]

(Luke 21:5-19              In your patience possess ye your souls)

Romans 5:2-5             Patience leads to [brings about, produces] hope, which maketh not ashamed

Romans 12:10-14       Patient in mental pressure [continuing steadfast, faithful, persevering in prayer]

Romans 15:1-6           Patience and comfort of the scriptures [through patient endurance and the encouragement drawn from the scriptures]; the God of patience.

II Corinthians 6:1-10   In MUCH patience

II Corinthians 12:11-13 In ALL patience

Colossians 1:9-11        Strengthened unto all patience with joyfulness

I Thessalonians 1:3      Patience of (proceeding from) hope

I Thessalonians 5:14-15 Be patient toward all

II Thessalonians 1:3-4  We glory for your patience and believing

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

Hebrews 12:1                Let us run with patience [patient endurance] the race before us

Teaching

Relax (#971)

A Fresh Start, Part 2 (#970)

A Fresh Start, Part 2 (#970)

Good morning. The last time we met on a Sunday morning, we had a topic called: “A Fresh Start,” where we read many wonderful records about how God helped people who were just in impossible situations, everybody would have said they were totally toast, as we’d say, or totally gone. Yet God helped them move along and go on to great victories. Well, we’re going to do Part Two of “A Fresh Start,” and then we are going to wrap it up about some wonderful verses about God, our heavenly Father, because today is Father’s Day. So, let’s go to Jeremiah 29…

Verse Listing and Notes

Jeremiah 29:1-11   “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (vs. 11 – NIV)

Johah 3                      Nineveh repented

Luke 1:26-33            Birth of Jesus Christ

Psalms 36:7             How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God!

Jeremiah 31:3          With lovingkindness have I drawn thee

Romans 1:7              Grace to you and peace

Romans 3:20-26      Justified freely by his grace (vs. 24)

Romans 5:1-2          This grace wherein we stand

Romans 6:14           We are under grace

Romans 11:5-6        If by grace, then no more of works

Romans 16:24         The grace of our LJC be with you all

Matthew 7:7-11       How much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? (vs. 11)

Matthew 23:1-11     Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven (vs. 9)

I John 1:3-4               Truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ (vs. 3)

I John 3:1-2               And we are!

Hebrews 4:14-16    We should come boldly unto the throne of grace

Jeremiah 29:1-11    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (vs. 11 – NIV)

Johah 3                      Nineveh repented

Luke 1:26-33             Birth of Jesus Christ

Psalms 36:7               How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God!

Jeremiah 31:3            With lovingkindness have I drawn thee

Romans 1:7               Grace to you and peace

Romans 3:20-26        Justified freely by his grace (vs. 24)

Romans 5:1-2            This grace wherein we stand

Romans 6:14             We are under grace

Romans 11:5-6          If by grace, then no more of works

Romans 16:24           The grace of our LJC be with you all

Matthew 7:7-11         How much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? (vs. 11)

Matthew 23:1-11       Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven (vs. 9)

I John 1:3-4                 Truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ (vs. 3)

I John 3:1-2                 And we are!

Hebrews 4:14-16       We should come boldly unto the throne of grace

Teaching

A Fresh Start, Part 2 (#970)

A Fresh Start (#969)

A Fresh Start (#969)

Welcome! We’re going to have a fun time on a topic we touch every couple of years. And, always good to look into because we are always at different stages of our lives so it will hit us slightly differently. But this one is called A Fresh Start. So many people feel they are in a dead-end in life or their stuck somewhere and can’t move ahead and sometimes they feel it is because of something somebody else did, because of some circumstance; and those things can be very challenging to overcome, when you get used to your life going a certain way and all of the sudden there is some major change; you figure, how am I going to move forward. Well, God have lots of ways to move forward. And we’re going to read about a bunch of people who got a fresh start when it looked like they were totally going to be a mess. So let’s start in Deuteronomy chapter 23…

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20190519

Verse Listing and Notes

Deuteronomy 23:5  God turned the curse (of Balaam) into a blessing, because He loved you

Judges 6:11-16         God called Gideon to deliver Israel

I Samuel 3:1-18        God called Samuel

I Kings 21:20-29        Ahab humbled himself

Isaiah 38:1-8              Hezekiah healed

Teaching

A Fresh Start (#969)