Monthly Archives: September 2015

Persistence (#881)

Persistence (#881)

Today we’re going to talk about persistence. As you know God is very persistent, he never gives up on us and keeps doing all He can to help us and He will faithfully and consistently be there when we need help. He wants us to be faithful and consistent as well. We’ll look at many records today; that will help drive home the fact that we just can’t give up. Let’s start in Luke 18.

Taught by Bruce Mahone 20150927.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Luke 18:1-8             Men ought always to pray, and not to faint

Gen 18:20-33          Moses reasoned with God about Sodom’s destruction

II Kings 4:18-37       He walked in the house to and fro…child sneezed seven times

I Kings 18:41-45      Elijah prayed, and it rained – James 5:17-18

Mark 8:22-25           Men as trees walking

Rom 1:8-13              I purposed (determined) to come unto you, but was let (forbidden)

Col 4:1-4                   Praying…that God would open unto us a door of utterance (vs. 3)

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

I Co. 4:1-5                  Required in stewards to be found faithful (vs. 4 – nothing of which I am guilty)

II Tim 4:1-5                Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season (vs. 2)

Proclaim the word; be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient; convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching. (NASB)

Teaching

Persistence (#881)

Rejoice in God’s Goodness (#880)

Rejoice in God’s Goodness (#880)

Today we’re going to talk about rejoicing in God’s goodness.  The last time I covered this was about ten years ago.  We’ve covered variations of this, but haven’t covered this topic in a while.  We’ll start in Deuteronomy chapter 18.

Taught by Bruce Mahone 20150823.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psalm 16:11              In thy presence is fullness of joy

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

Prov 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)

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

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

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

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

I Tim. 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

880 – Rejoice in God’s Goodness