Monthly Archives: December 2014

Practical Living: Turn Arounds, Part 7 – Mary and Joseph (#863)

Practical Living: Turn Arounds, Part 7 – Mary and Joseph (#863)

Today, we’ll continue our series on turnarounds, where we’ll read about Mary and Joseph, which is an appropriate record to cover this time of year.  We’ll look at several of the records covering the birth of Jesus Christ.  We’ll see that God gives several people big responsibilities (Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth, and some others).  We’ll also see that when God gives you a job to do he also gives you what you need to get the job done.  We probably have examples of something similar where we work; for instance, a moving company that needs to make a delivery, will provide the delivery operator with a truck and perhaps even helpers and a forklift operator so he can get the job done.  Whatever is needed is provided.  Let’s take a look at these records of the birth of Jesus Christ and see how God provided what was needed.

Taught by Bruce Mahone on 20141221. All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Luke 1:26-56               Gabriel brings a message to Mary…

Matt 2                          After Jesus was born, wise men came searching for him.

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Practical Living: Turn Arounds, Part 6 – Joseph (#862)

Practical Living: Turn Arounds, Part 6 – Joseph (#862)

Today, we’ll continue our series on turnarounds.   Today we’ll read about Joseph, who was the son of Jacob (Jacob was the son of Issac, who was the son Abraham).  Joseph, the first-born son of Rachel, was his father’s favorite son and Jacob gave him a coat of many colors.  God also favored Joseph and was with him (God’s Spirit was upon him), and gave him a dream of the future.  When Joseph shared this dream with his brothers they were jealous, conspired against him, and sold him into slavery.  But the LORD was with Joseph and caused him to prosper in spite of difficult circumstances.  Let’s look at these records.

Taught by Bruce Mahone on 20141207. All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Gen 37               Joseph sold into slavery

Gen 39               The Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy (chesed – steadfast love, lovingkindness) (vs. 21), thrown into prison

Gen 40               In prison. Pharaoh’s dreams

Gen. 45:1-15     Joseph with his brothers

Gen. 50:15-23   Joseph forgave those who tried to kill him, then sold him into slavery by looking to God

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Practical Living: Turn Arounds, Part 5 – Give Thanks (#861)

Practical Living: Turn Arounds, Part 5 – Give Thanks (#861)

Today we’ll continue our series on turnarounds.    In our studies on turn arounds, up to this point, we’ve been looking at specific people and records (e.g. Rahab, Ruth, Ahab, Elijah, etc.).  Today’s teaching will focus on thanksgiving.  It is fitting we cover this now, since most Americans will soon celebrate Thanksgiving.  I’ve found in my biblical studies and in life experience that stopping to give thanks to God for what He has already done is one of the greatest keys to turnarounds in life and also builds confidence.

Taught by Bruce Mahone on 20141123. All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Ps 107:1                 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his mercy (steadfast love) endures forever

Daniel 6:10            When Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he gave thanks three times a day

I Cor. 14:15-17       SIT gives thanks well.

I Cor. 15:51-57       Victory over death

II Cor. 2:14             Thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ

Eph. 5:18-20          Giving thanks always for all things

Phil. 1:3-6               Be thankful when we pray for one another

Phil. 4:6-9               Let your own requests be made known to God with thanksgiving

Col. 1:3-4, 12-13    Giving thanks unto the father…partakers of the inheritance of the saints

Col. 2:6,7                Abounding with thanksgiving (overflowing with gratitude)

Col. 3:15-17           Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, and be ye thankful

Col. 4:2-4               Pray with thanksgiving for a door of utterance to open

I Thes. 1:2-3           We give thanks, making mention of you in our prayers

I Thes. 5:16-18        In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God

I Tim. 1:12-15          Paul called to ministry

Phm 2-4                   Give thanks…acknowledging every good thing which is in you

We need to get our minds off of ourselves and onto God. Giving thanks helps a great deal.

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