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Peacefully Joyful (#1051)

Peacefully Joyful (#1051)


As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20221023.  All rights reserved.


Verse Listing and Notes

II Chronicles 20:27            They returned with joy, for the Lord had made them to rejoice

Nehemiah 8:1-12               The Joy of the Lord is your strength

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

Psalm 16:11                         In thy presence is fulness of joy

Psalm 21:1                           The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord, he shall greatly rejoice

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)

Ecclesiastes 9:4-10            Eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart

Isaiah 26:3-4                       Perfect peace whose mind is stayed

Jerermiah15:16                  Thy word was the joy and rejoicing of mine heart

Luke 1:43-44                       Babe leaped in womb for joy

Luke 2:8-14                         Good tidings of great joy (vs. 10)

John 15:10-14                     That my joy might remain in you, and that your joy may be full

Luke 24:49-53                    Returned to Jerusalem with great joy

Acts 8:1-8                           There was great joy in that city

Acts 13:42-52                    The disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Ghost

Romans 5:6-11                We also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ

Romans 15:13                 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing

Colossians 1:9-11            All patience and longsuffering with joyfulness

I Thessalonians 5:16-18           Rejoice evermore

I Timothy 6:17                Trust in the Living God, who giveth us all things richly to enjoy

Philemon 4:6-7              The peace of God shall guard your hearts and minds through CJ


Peacefully Joyful (#1051)

What to Rely On (#1049)

What to Rely On (#1049)


As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20220911,  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

II Chronicles 13              The children of Judah prevailed, because they relied [Heb. Sha-an: to rest, rely, lean upon, support oneself] upon the LORD God (vs. 18)

II Chronicles 16              Thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied [Heb. Sha-an] on the LORD thy God (vs. 7)

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

Psalm 118:5-9                  It is better to trust [Heb. Chasa] in the Lord than to put confidence in man (vs. 8)

Proverbs 3:5                     Lean [Heb. Sha-an] not unto thine own understanding

Isaiah 31:1                        Woe to them…stay [Heb. Sha-an] on horses…but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel

Isaiah 50:10-11                Let him trust in the name of the Lord and stay [Heb. Sha-an] upon his God

Daniel 3:28                        God delivered his servants that trusted [Aram. rechats: set one’s trust on] in him

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

II Corinthians 1:8-10        We should trust in God which raiseth the dead

(Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word)


What to Rely On (#1049)

Looking to God, cont. (#1048)

Looking to God, cont. (#1048)


As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20220828.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

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

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

Psalm 71:1-15             Thou art my hope (vs. 5), I will hope continually (vs. 14)

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

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

Psalm 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

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

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

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

Philippians3:3                  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)

II Timothy 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.


Looking to God, cont. (#1048)

Looking to God (#1047)

Looking to God (#1047)

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20220814.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

II Kings 6:8-23                    Chariots of fire

Psalms 23 (esp vss 3-4)    I will fear no evil

Isaiah 55:8-11                    God’s thoughts are not our thoughts

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

Romans 11:33                   Depth of wisdom & knowledge

I Corinthians 1:25             Weakness of God stronger than men

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

Hebrews 11:1-3                 Things which are seen were not made of things which do appear

Hebrews 11:7                    Warned of things not seen (e.g. rain)

Hebrews 11:8-14               He looked for a city

Hebrews 11:39-40             Something better for us

Hebrews 12:1-4                 Looking unto Jesus

I John 3:1,2                         As he is


Looking to God (#1047)

Our Redemption, Part 2 (#1046)

Our Redemption, Part 2 (#1046)


As taught by Bruce Mahone 20220717.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes.

John 3:16                  God gave his only begotten son – eternal life.

Acts 20:28                 He purchased the church with his own blood.

Romans 5:6-9           Scarcely for a righteous man would one die.

Ephesians 1:13-14    We are a purchased possession!

I Peter 1:18-20          Redeemed with the precious blood of Christ.

I Peter 2:24                Who his own self bare our sins – ye were healed.

Galatians 3:13-14     Redeemed from the curse of the law, we have received the promise of the spirit.

Galations 4:1-7          Being redeemed, we have sonship.

I John 2:1-2                 We have an advocate, the payment for our sins

I John 3:16                   He laid down his life for us

Romans 8:31-39         If God be for us, who can be against us?


Our Redemption, Part 2 (#1046)

Our Redemption (#1045)

Our Redemption (#1045)

Good morning!  God bless you!  Today we’re going to start a two-part series on our redemption.  Redemption is awesome!  It is where Jesus Christ paid the price for our sins.  We use the term “redemption” a little bit, we don’t use the term too-much in modern talk.  When I was a kid, we had something called S&H Greenstamps, today we just have little bonuses that show up for various loyalty programs that are all electronic.  We used to get Green Stamps and put them in a little book and when it was full, you could go to the Green Stamp store and redeem the stamps, the Green Stamps, for all kinds of things.  You could get a toaster, or get a blender, or get something else you wanted.  Today, we do it with airline points or credit card points.  I get points on my credit card and occasionally I redeem them for stay at a hotel or an airplane flight or something like that or a restraunt.  And there are all kinds of things like that.  Redeem just means that buy back, and Jesus Christ bought back our lives and our eternal lives with his blood.  We’re paid for, we’ve been bought with the price, we’ve been redeemed.  So, we’ll read a bunch of verses about this this week and next week we’ll read several more, and probably overlap one or two as we often do.  But, we’ll try to in two weeks cover it.  But again, this is nothing radical, or something we haven’t heard, but it is so wonderful to look in God’s word and see the great truths about our redemption.  So, without futher ado, let’s start in Romans chapter three…

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20220703.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Romans 3:23               All men sin and come short of the glory of God

Romans 6:23               The wages of sin is death

I Peter 2:22-24             He bore our sins in his own body

Galatians 3:13              He redeemed us from the curse of the law

Colossians 1:14            Redemption – forgiveness of sins

Hebrews 9:12-18          He entered in once – eternal redemption

Isaiah 55:1-3                  Buy without money and without price

I Peter 1:18-19              Redeemed with the precious blood of Christ

Galatians 4:4-7              Redeemed to sonship, heirship


Our Redemption (#1045)



Honor Our Father (#1044)

Honor Our Father (#1044)

Good morning.  This is called Father’s Day.  And of course we want to honor our earthy fathers and also, we want to honor our heavenly father, so that is what we’ll read about today.  Let’s start in Matthew chapter six…

As taught by Bruce Mahone 20220619.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Matthew 6-7:11                       He is our Heavenly Father, and He does want us to pray

Matthew 7:7-11                       How much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? (vs. 11)

Matthew 23:1-11                      Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven (vs. 9)

John 3:1-5                                   Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

John 14                                       The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name (vs. 26)

Acts 1:1-4                                    Wait for the promise of the Father (vs. 4)

Romans 1:7                                Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ

Romans 8:15-18                        We cry Abba, Father

II Thessolonians 2:16-17          God our Father hath loved us, comfort your hearts

I Peter 1:23                                 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible

I John 1:3-4                                 Truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ (vs. 3)

I John 3:1-2                                 And we are!


Honor Our Father (#1044)

Nehemiah 8 and 9 (#1043)

Nehemiah 8 and 9 (#1043)

Good morning!  Delighted to talk to you on this Penatcost Sunday.  Again, this is not the exact date that Pentacost happened, but it did happen at this time of year.  And, there is a basic church calendar that many gruops follow that have the date of Easter, Christmas, and that sort of thing.  So, this is the date celebrated around the world as Pentacost.  And, it is so interesting because Pentacost is the day that God chose to establish the Age of Grace.  We know that in the Old Testament, as we’ll read today in Nehemiah, there was a convenant between God and His people that was based on having the males circumcised, and the people following the law and doing various other things.  And, our covenant we have today, the New Covenant, is based on getting born-again and having the Holy Spirit, and that is the main thing.  Just like circumcism was the sort of symbol or token of the covenant between God and man in the Old Testament, it is the gift of Holy Spirit that is the token today.  There was a period in the Gospels where water-baptism was involved, but that really went away: Jesus Christ and perhaps even John the Baptist said “I baptise you with water, but in the days ahead you’ll be baptised with Holy Spirit and with fire,” and that is what started on the day of Pentacost.   So, I’m glad the church community is taking time to celebrate that and remmeber that great gift of holy spirit that came on the day of Pentacost when the Christian Church, what we call the call the Church of the Body, began.  There was also a Church of the Gospels called the Church of the Bride, which again, they had water baptism, but today, we have baptism by holy spirit by getting born again, which started on the day of Pentacost.  So, with no further ado, let’s go to Nehemiah chapter eight….

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20220605.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Nehemiah 8              Returning to the word

Nehemiah 9              Renewing the covenant


Nehemiah 8 and 9 (#1043)

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)