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Memorial Day and Always (#1042)

Memorial Day and Always (#1042)

God bless you all. Here we are on the Sunday before Memorial Day. It’s eight days from now, and Memorial Day of course started as Decoration Day after the Civil War to commemorate those that died in combat in the service of our country and they would decorate their grave sites, but then over time it just became called Memorial Day. So,, we’re very, very thankful for the brave men and women that have fought to give us the freedom and safety we have in our country, as well as all the other service personnel and first responders and as many others that make our lives safe, peaceful, and free. We’re delighted and are very thankful. And not only do we have Memorial Day in our country, but there is a lot in Bible about remembering what God did, and there is even some verses about God remembering His people. So, remembering is big deal in the Bible and we will read some of the verses about it. So I’m calling the topic today: Memorial Day and Always. Meaning yes, on Memorial Day we should remember those that gave their lived for our country, but everyday we should remember what God has done for us. So, let’s get into the Word starting in Genesis chapter eight…

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20220522.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Genesis 8:1              God remembered Noah, and all with him in the ark

Genesis 9:12-17      Rainbow – to remember God’s covenant

Exodus 2:23-25       God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob

Exodus 13:3             Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt

Joshua 4                    Setting up stones of memorial

Judges 8:33-35         The children of Israel remembered not the Lord their God

Psalms 63:5-6          I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches

Psalms 105:37-45   He remembered his holy promise

Psalms 111:4           He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered

Psalms 119:54-55   I have remembered thy name, O Lord, in the night

Jonah 2:7                  I remembered the Lord

Matthew 16:5-12    Remember the five loaves of the five thousand

Ephesians 2:11-13 Remember – ye were without Christ, having no hope

I Thessalonians 1:1-3 In prayers, remembering without ceasing (vs. 3)

II Timothy 1:1-8       Without ceasing I remember in prayer (vs. 3)


Memorial Day and Always (#1042)

Keep Rejoicing (#1041)

Keep Rejoicing (#1041)

Good morning, glad to be here with you again. We met last time on Palm Sunday on the church calendar, this past Sunday was Easter for the Western or Latin Church, and this Sunday, today, when we are meeting is the Orthodox Easter. So, if you have any friends who were Greek Orthodox, they’ll be celebrating. But as we’ve said before, we don’t really notice the church calendar; it says in Colossians not to be observers of days and times and hours, but as I’ve said many times: if the whole world is going to take a day to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, I’m all for it. And a good chunk of the world is doing it today.

Well, were going to go back to a topic we’ve talked about other times, but with a little different twist on it, but we’re going to talk about keep rejoicing. We have to work with our minds to continue to rejoice. A lot of people think happiness is based on their circumstances and happiness might be. But the rejoicing is something we can decide to do, God commands it; so, it is something we can decide to do with our minds. We can either sort of grumpily and morosely dwell on problems and difficulties in life, or we can choose to actively rejoice in the things God has done, is doing for us and will continue to do. In a sort of foundational verse to this topic for us today is in Proverbs 4…

Verse Listing and Notes

Proverbs 4:23                    Keep (guard, watch over) thy heart with all diligence

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)

Proverbs 17:22                  A merry heart doeth good like a medicine

Ecclesiastes8:15                I commended mirth – be merry

Ecclesiastes 9:4-10            Eat thy bread with joy and drink thy wine with a merry heart (vs. 7)

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

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

Galatians 6:1-4                  Rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another (vs. 4)

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 Thessalians 5:16-18         Rejoice evermore (vs. 16)


Keep Rejoicing (#1041)

Resurrection and Spirit (#1040)

Resurrection and Spirit (#1040)


As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20220410.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Mat. 28:1-10   He is risen

Luke 24:1-8    Why seek ye the living among the dead?

“Cross” not used in Acts

“Crucified” used three times:

Acts 2:22-24 – you crucified, God raised up

Acts 2:36 – you crucified, God made him Lord and Christ

Acts 4:10 – you crucified, God raised from the dead

“Tree” used three times:

Acts 5:30 – God raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree

Acts 10:39-40 – Whom they slew and hanged on a tree; him God raised up

Acts 13:29 – They took him down from the tree; but God raised him from the dead

Resurrection – 10 times in Acts

Raised from the dead – 14 times in Acts

Spirit – 68-70 times in Acts

Acts 1:1-11, 21-22

      1. vs. 3 – alive
      1. vss. 4-8 – gift of holy spirit
      1. vs. 9 – ascension
      1. vs.11 – return

Acts 4:1-2, 31-33 – preached resurrection

I Peter 1:3 – lively hope


Resurrection and Spirit (#1040)

A Greater Vision (#1039)

A Greater Vision (#1039)


As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20220327.  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 71:1-15                  Thou art my hope (vs. 5), I will hope continually (vs. 14)

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

Psalms 146:5                     Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God

Psalms 147:11                   The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy

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

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

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

Ecclesiastes 9:4                      For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope

Jeremiah 17:7                       Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is

Jeremiah 29:11-13               An expected end [NRS – a future with hope –  tiqvah – hope, expectation, grounds for hope] (vs. 11)

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

Romans 8:31-39                   Nothing shall separate us from the love of God!

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

Philippians 3:3                      Worship God in the spirit, rejoice in CJ, have no confidence in the flesh

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


A Greater Vision (#1039)

Love, Love, Love (#1038)

Love, Love, Love (#1038)


As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20220313.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Deuteronomy 7:8               God’s motives

Jeremiah 31:3                      With lovingkindness He drew us

Luke 15                                 The forgiving father

John 3:16                              God so loved that He gave

Romans 2:4                          The goodness of God

I John 4:17                            In the day of man’s judgement, we have boldness (cf. I Cor. 4:3)

I John 4:18                            There is no fear in the love of God

I John 4:19                            He loved us first

Matthew 22:34-40              First and great commandment: love God, then your neighbor

Matthew 23                         These ought ye to have done, and not left the other undone (vs. 23)

Romans 8:28                       All things work together for good

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


Love, Love, Love (#1038)

Fasting (#1037)

Fasting (#1037)


As taught by Bruce Mahone 20220305.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Mark 9:14-29                 This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting (vs. 29)
“and fasting” not found in oldest Greek manuscripts

Matthew 17:14-21        This kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting (21)
Entire verse 21 not found in oldest Greek manuscripts

Isa. 58:3-12                    The fast I have chosen – to loose the bands of wickedness…


Judges 20:26                    All the people went up and fasted that day until even

I Samuel 7:6                    They gathered together and fasted on that day

I Samuel 31:13                They buried the bones and fasted seven days

II Samuel 1:12                 They mourned, wept, and fasted for Saul and Jonathan (cf. I Chron 10:12)

II Samuel 12:16, 21, 23   David fasted,Thou didst fast, weep for the child; wherefore should I fast?

I Kings 21:9,12                 Proclaim a fast; they proclaimed a fast

II Chronicles 20:3           Jehospaphat feared…and proclaimed a fast

Ezra 8:21,23                    Then I proclaimed a fast there, that we might afflict ourselves before God

So we fasted

Nehemiah 1:4                 I sat down and wept and fasted

Nehemiah 9:1                 Israel assembled with fasting

Ester 4:3                          There was great mourning among the Jews and fasting and weeping

Ester 4:16                        Fast for me: I and my maidens will fast likewise

Psalms 53:13                   I humbled my soul with fasting

Psalms 69:10                   I wept and chastened my soul with fasting

Psalms 109:24                 My knees are weak through fasting

Jeremiah 36:6                  The fasting day

Jeremiah 14:12                 When they fast, I will not hear their cry

Jeremiah 36:9                   They proclaimed a fast before the Lord

Daniel 6:18                       The king passed the night fasting

Joel 1:14                           Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly

Joel 2:12                           Turn to me with all your heart and with fasting…weeping…mourning

 Joel 2:15                          Sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly

 Jonah 3:5                        So the people of Nineveh believed God and proclaimed a fast

Zechariah c 7:5               When ye fasted…those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me?

Zechariah 8:19                 The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth…

Matthew 4:2                     When he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he afterward hungered

Matthew 6:16,18              Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance

Matthew 9:14,15              Why do the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not
(cf. Mark 2:18-20; Luke 5:33-35)

Matthew 15:32                 I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way

Mark 8:3                            If I send them away fasting, they will faint by the way

Luke 18:12                        I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all I possess

Acts 10:30                         Four days ago I was fasting
Oldest texts have praying instead of fasting

Acts 13:2                          As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Ghost said…
When they had fasted and prayed…

Act 14:23                         They ordained elders and prayed with fasting

Acts 27:9                         The fast was now already past

Acts 27:33                        This is the fourteenth day that ye have…continued fasting

I Corinthians 7:5           Defraud ye not the other…give yourselves to fasting and prayer

                                          Fasting not in earliest Greek texts


Fasting (#1037)

Let Grace Abound, A Biblical Studies Class, Part 3

Let Grace Abound, A Biblical Studies Class, Part 3

This is the third and final portion of the class.

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20220212-20220213.  All rights reserved.

Class Notes and Verse Listing

Let Grace Abound Class, Part 3



Let Grace Abound Part 3, Session 1

Let Grace Abound Part 3, Session 2

Let Grace Abound Part 3, Session 3

Let Grace Abound Part 3, Session 4

Let Grace Abound Part 3, Session 5

Let Grace Abound Part 3, Session 6

Let Grace Abound Part 3, Session 7


Coming Soon…

Grace and Believing (#1036)

Grace and Believing (#1036)

Introduction to be added…

As taught by Bruce Mahone 20220130.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Mark 9:14-27. If you can believe.

Matthew 15:22-28. Canaanite woman believed for daughter.

Demented persons:
Luke 4:33-36. Man with unclean spirit in synagogue.

Dead people:
Acts 9:36-42. Peter prayed, Dorcas raised.

Two types of believing:
Matthew 9:22. Woman with issue of blood healed.
Job 3:25. Fear brought disaster. Later, believing restored all.

Synchronized life:
Mark 11:23-24. Do not doubt in heart.
Matthew 12:34. Out of the abundance of the heart.
Romans 8:35-39. Persuaded – confession (practical   key).
Hebrews 4:2. Mixed with believing.
II Corinthians 10:3-5. Every thought to the obedience of Christ – Synchronized with God’s Word.

What we confess with our mouths will eventually make it into our hearts.  What we believe in our hearts determines what we receive in our daily living.  We need to synchronize our words, our actions, and our thoughts with God’s Word in order to walk in the deliverance to which God has called us.


Grace and Believing (#1036)

Grace and Living Life (#1035)

Grace and Living Life (#1035)

Introduction to be added….

As taught by Bruce Mahone 20220116.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Deuteronomy 32:44-47   It is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life

Psalm 27:1-4                     The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

John 5:24                           He that believes His Word has life

John 10:10                         A life which is more than abundant is available THROUGH THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, in spite of what the thief may attempt to do

Acts 13:46                          God’s Word brings eternal life

Rom 5:1-18                        By the righteousness of one, justification of life (vs. 18)

Romans 8:1-3                    For the law of the spirit of life made us free

Philippians 2:16                The Word of Life

I Thessalonians 4:9-12     You are taught of God to love one another (vs. 11 – aspire to lead a quiet life, aspire to live quietly, let it be a point of honor with you to keep calm)

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

I Peter 5:6-9                       Casting all your care (mental distraction) upon him, for he careth for you

I John 1:1-4                         The Word of Life

I John 4:4                             Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world


Grace and Living Life (#1035)

Grace and Our Savior (#1034)

Grace and Our Savior (#1034)

Introduction to be added soon…

As taught by Bruce Mahone 20211219.  All Rights Reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Proverbs 17:22          A merry heart doeth good like a medicine

Luke 2:8-11                Good tidings of great joy – a Savior is born

John 3:16                    God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, Our Savior

John 10                       Our Savior came to give a life which is more than abundant

Acts 8:5-8                   Christ preached, great joy

Romans 12:12           Rejoicing in hope, persevering in prayer

Romans 15:13           Joy & peace in believing

Galatians 5:22           Fruit of totality of new nature

Philippians 3:1-3       Rejoice in Lord, no confidence in flesh

Colossians 1:9-11      Patience with joyfulness

Hebrews 2:8-18          Our Savior came to deliver God’s people

Hebrews 4:14-16       Our Savior can be touched by the feeling of our infirmities, come BOLDLY to the throne of his GRACE

I John 1:3-4                 Fulness of joy – fellowship


Grace and Our Savior (#1034)