Monthly Archives: November 2015

New Focus: Steadfast (#885)

New Focus: Steadfast (#885)

Today we’re are going to continue our series having a new focus in life, we’re going to focus on being steadfast.  Let’s start with the book of Ruth, we won’t read the whole book, but we’re all familiar with this record where the family left Bethlehem in Judah to go to the land of Moab were there wasn’t a famine; there was a famine in Bethlehem, but for some reason there wasn’t a famine in Moab so the family traveled there.   While there the two sons married Moabite women.  And after some more time the father died and the two sons also died.  Leaving three widows. Naomi, Ruth, and Orpah.  Let’s look at the record…

Taught by Bruce Mahone 20151115, all rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Ruth                               She was steadfastly minded (determined) [1:18]

Psalm 13:5-6                 I have trusted in thy steadfast love

Psalm 18:46-50            God shows steadfast love to his anointed, and to his seed forevermore

Psalm 23:6                    Surely goodness and steadfast love shall follow me

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

Psalm 108:1-6, 12-13  Your mercy (steadfast love, lovingkindness) is great above (higher than) the heavens and thy truth (faithfulness) reaches to the clouds (skies) (vs. 4)

Psalm 136                     Mercy: love (NIV), lovingkindness (ASV), steadfast love (NRSV)

Psalm 112:1, 7-8          His heart is fixed (vs 7 – steadfast), his heart is established (vs 8 – steady)

Isaiah 26:3-4                 stayed on thee – steadfast (Expositors Bible Commentary), well stayed, steady (ICC)

Daniel 6:26                  He is the living God, and steadfast for ever (vs. 26)

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

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

I Cor. 15:58                  Be ye steadfast unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord

I Peter 5:6-9                 Whom resist, steadfast in the faith

II Thes. 3:5                   Love of God & Patient (steadfast) waiting

Additional Verses:

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

II Tim. 2:13                   If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful

Titus 1:9                       Holding fast the faithful word

I John 1:9                      He is faithful and just to forgive

Teaching

885 New Focus – Steadfast

New Focus: Keep Seeking (#884)

New Focus: Keep Seeking (#884)

Today we’re are going to continue a series we started a few weeks ago on having a new focus in life; trying to raise your vision of what you focus on and look at. Today we’ll talk today about the importance of seeking the Lord. Let’s start in Deuteronomy chapter 4.

Taught by Bruce Mahone 20151101, all rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Deut 4:23-31               If you seek the Lord, you will find him (vs. 29)

I Chron 16:10-12        Seek the LORD and his strength

Psalm 9:9-10               Thou hast not forsaken them that seek thee

Psalm 34:10                The young lions do lack and suffer hunger, but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing

Psalm 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 [guilty, offended]

Psalm 63                     Early [diligently] will I seek thee (vs. 1).
Marrow & fatness (vs. 5): the richest of foods (NIV), a rich feast (NRSV)
A portion for foxes (vs. 10): food for jackals

Prov. 8:12-21              Those that seek me (wisdom) early [diligently] shall find me (vs. 17)

Jer. 29:10-14               Ye shall seek me and find me (vs. 13)

Mat. 7:7-8                    Seek, and ye shall find (vs. 7)

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

Heb. 13:14                  Here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come

Teaching

884 New Focus – Keep Seeking