Monthly Archives: August 2015

You Need A Vision (#879)

You Need A Vision (#879)

Today we’re going to talk about the importance of having a vision.  Is is humorous and rather interesting to me that some people can see things up close and need glasses to see things at distance and others can see things far away, but can’t see things up close without glasses.  So it seems to be true in life, where some people are great at dealing day-to-day challenges, but ask them about the future and they panic; and other people have a great vision of where they want to be ten years from now, but they can’t deal with practical realities day-to-day.  Well, God wants us to have a vision for our lives that is good for both; a great positive, expectation for the future like the return of His son.  But he also wants us to be have a vision for today.  Let get into the records covering this subject.

Taught by Bruce Mahone 20150823.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

II Kings 6:8-23           Chariots of fire – Raise your vision for your life

Psalms 60:11-12       Through God we shall do valiantly: for he shall tread down our enemies

Psalms 91                  1000, 10,000 shall fall, but it shall not come nigh thee (vs. 7)

Prov. 16:3                  Commit(roll) your works unto the Lord, and your thoughts shall be established

Prov. 28:1                  The wicked flee when no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion

Prov. 29:18                Where there is no vision (divine communication), the people perish (wander): but he that keepeth the law, happy is he

Eccl. 9:4                      For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope [986 – bittachown – trust, confidence, hope]

Jer. 17:7                      Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope [4009 – mibtach – trust, confidence, refuge]the LORD is

Dan. 6:1-23                Daniel prayed, survived the lion’s den

Dan. 11:32                 The people that do know their God shall be strong (stand firm) and do exploits (take action)

II Cor. 4:(1-)18           Look not at those things which are seen

Phil. 3:3                      Worship God in the spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, have no confidence in the flesh

Col. 3:1-3                   Seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth (vs. 1)

II Tim. 4:16-18          At my first answer [defense] no man stood with me.

The Lord stood with me…shall deliver me from every evil work.

Teaching

You Need A Vision (#879)

 

The Importance of Loving God (#878)

The Importance of Loving God (#878)

Today we’ll continue what we covered last teaching, when we talked about the secret of radiant living, where we learned that if you don’t focus on yourself or other people, but rather focus on God – it will light up your life and give you great peace.  At the end of that teaching, as you may recall there were a few verses on loving God.  We’ll continue our study there.

I’ve learned that the more I look in the scriptures and live life the more I see the importance of simply loving God.  With everything going on around us, it is sometimes difficult to understand what our responsibility is as Christians.  As we continue our study, we’ll see it is to simply to love God and our neighbor.

Taught by Bruce Mahone 20150809.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Deut. 6:4-5          Love the Lord thy God

Deut. 7:7-9          Them that love him

Deut. 10:12-16   Love him and serve

Deut. 11:1-25      Love the Lord

Deut. 30:15-20    Life and good

Joshua 22:1-5      Be diligent to love the Lord your God

I Chron. 10:1-14  How did Saul die?

Mat. 22:34-40      First and great commandment: love God

Rom. 8:28            All things work together for good

I John 5:2-3          For this is the love of God

Teaching

The Importance of Loving God (878)