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God's Abundance: Steadfastness (#920)

God’s Abundance: Steadfastness (#920)
Today we’ll continue our series on God’s Abundance and we’ll talk about the abundance of God’s steadfastness.  God is very, very steadfast; He is very reliable.  One of the things we heard in manifestations today was God said: “I am the one you can always count on.”  And that is great,  Because as we’ve talked about many times in fellowship, we love people, we work with them, we expect the best from them, but sometimes people fall short.  Either because they don’t care or because they try very hard but just can’t seem to figure out how to come through for you.  Either way, God’s the one you can always count on.  So with people, we do the best we can and we enjoy them the best we can, but ultimately God is the one we can always count on; as Mary-Rose and Brian prayed for and we heard in manifestations.  So we’ll talk about God’s steadfastness, we’ll read a bunch of verses talking about God being steadfast and we’ll also read some verses about believers, people, being steadfast.  God is encouraging us to be steadfast, because we are to be imitators of God, so there are people who the Bible said were steadfast in their confidence in God and we are encouraged to be steadfast as well.  But the focus, the main focus, today will be on God being steadfast.  So, let’s start in the book of Ruth.  A wonderful believer: Ruth; Joshua, Judges, Ruth…
As taught by Bruce Mahone on 20170528, all rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Ruth                                   She was steadfastly minded (determined) [1:18]
Daniel 6                             He is the living God, and steadfast for ever (vs. 26)
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                           Surely goodness and steadfast love (vs. 6) shall follow me
Psalm 107:1                     O give thanks 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 112:1, 7-8              His heart is fixed (vs 7 – steadfast), his heart is established (vs 8 – steady)
Psalm 136                         Mercy: love (NIV), lovingkindness (ASV), steadfast love (NRSV)
Isa. 26:3-4                         Stayed on thee – steadfast (Expositors Bible Commentary), well stayed, steady (ICC)
Luke 8:15                          Fruit with patience (steadfast perseverance) [by persevering]
Rom. 12:10-14                 Patient in mental pressure, continuing instant in prayer [continuing steadfast, faithful, persevering in prayer]
I Cor. 15:58                      Be ye steadfast unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord
II Thes. 3:5                       Love of God & Patient (steadfast) waiting
I Peter 5:6-9                     Whom resist, steadfast in the faith
God’s Abundance: Steadfastness (#920)

God's Abundance: Love (#919)

God’s Abundance: Love (#919)
We’ll continue our series on God’s abundance today, looking into the abundance of love we get from God, our Father.  There are so many things we’ve looked at in this series that God provides abundantly for us and one of them is His tremendous love.  So that is where we will focus today.  Let’s start in Deuteronomy chapter 7 and in verse 8…
As taught by Bruce Mahone 20170514.  All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Deut. 7:8         God’s motives
Deut. 23:5       God turned the curse (of Balaam) into a blessing, because He loved
Ps 13:5-6         I have trusted in thy steadfast love
Ps 27:7-14       When my father and mother forsake me the LORD will take me up (vs 10) Wait (qawah) on the LORD and he shall strengthen thine heart (vs 14)
Ps. 36:7-9        How excellent (precious) is thy lovingkindness
Ps 92:1-2         To shew forth (declare) thy lovingkindness in the morning
Ps. 119:165     Great peace have they which love thy law, and nothing shall offend
Jer. 9:23, 24     He knoweth the Lord which exercises lovingkindness (vs 24)
Jer. 31:3           With lovingkindness He drew us.
Rom. 8:28        All things work together for good
Ro. 8:38, 39     Nothing can separate us
Eph. 1:4-6        Holy and without blame, lovely and acceptable
I Thes. 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)
II Tim 4:9-18    All men forsook me, but the Lord stood with me
God’s Abundance: Love (#919)

God's Abundance: Daily Living (#918)

God’s Abundance: Daily Living (#918)
We’ll continue our series on God’s abundance today with Daily Living.  Last time we talked about Eternal Life, which is great. But today we’ll get into to Daily Living, our life on Earth, here.  There are those in Christianity that focus so much on eternal life and the return to the Lord, that they forget about living every day.  And of course there are people that go the other way, where people focus so much on daily living that they forget that the Lord is coming back.   We try to do both.   And as you may have heard me say before, many people like to talk about the joy of eternal life and the return of the Lord.   What was the statement that people used to use?  I can’t remember, but what tried and I came up with was that it is not just eternal life and the return of the Lord, but it is mirth on the Earth from your rebirth.  It is not exactly Biblical, but it worked.   And this was a play on the other phrase on eternal life that I can’t remember right now.  But in any rate, it is mirth on the Earth from your rebirth —  we want to enjoy life every day.  And then have the return of the Lord to look forward to.  So in a day where we are having a super day, we’re just loving life; we just say, this is great and it gets even better when the Lord returns.  On a day when everything is not the way we want it and we are not at all happy with it, then we remember: I’m going to get through this and then the Lord is going to return.  It will be great; either way will be great.  So today is about mirth on the Earth from your rebirth.  We’ll start in Deuteronomy chapter 32…
As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20170430.  All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Deut. 32:44-47     It is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life
Eccl. 2:24               There is nothing better than … his soul enjoy good in all his labour
Eccl. 5:18               It is good and comely … to enjoy the good of all his labour
John 10:10            I am come that they might have life (zoe) – more than abundantly
Rom 1:16-17        The just shall live (zao) by faith
Rom 6:1-4            Walk in newness of life (zoe)
Rom 8:1-8            To be spiritually minded is life (zoe) and peace (vs. 6)
Rom 12:10-21     Live peacably (eiraneuo) with all men (vs 18)
I Tim 2:1-6           A quiet and peacable life (bios) in all godliness and honesty
God’s Abundance – Daily Living (#918)