Monthly Archives: June 2018

God's Care: Reliability (#946)

God’s Care: Reliability (#946)
Good morning! We’re going to continue our series on God’s Care that we’ve been reviewing since the first of the year. Today we’re going to talk about God’s care in the light of His reliability, His faithfulness. We all like things that are reliable. I was talking to somebody the other day that had a rather limited budget to buy a car and we were figuring out how we could find a car that was within budget, but still reliable. Obviously, if you buy a brand new car its reliable. If you buy a used car, you just need to be a little more careful to make sure it has been well maintained and its in good shape. And we all have things that are like that: if we have home repairs done, if we buy a home appliance, if we buy a phone or a computer, or anything; we want one that’s reliable. And the same thing working with people. Sometimes people are very reliable and come through for you; other times they make a lot of promises and never do anything. And we’re all used to that. Ourselves; none of us are perfect. We all have great intentions to do good things and often we follow through, and often something gets in the way and we don’t follow-through. That’s just the way of life. But God is not like that. He is always reliable. He is always faithful. He always comes through for us. And that is part of His care for us. ‘Cause we know that He cares for us and we know that that care is reliable. It’s not sort of fickle, and one day He cares for you and the next day He doesn’t want to bother, so you’re on your own. Our heavenly father, our God, is not like that; He always comes through. So let’s start in the book of Deuteronomy chapter seven…
As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20180624.  All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Deut. 7:7-9                  The LORD God is the faithful God
I Kings 17:1-16           The ravens, then the barrel of meal fed Elijah.
Psalms 36:5-9             Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds
Psalms 92:1-5             To show forth thy faithfulness every night
Psalm 108:1-6             Your mercy (steadfast love, lovingkindness) is great above (higher than) the heavens and thy truth (faithfulness) reaches to the clouds (skies) (vs. 4)
Psalms 119:86            All thy commandments are faithful
Psalms 119:90            Thy faithfulness is unto all generations
Psalms 119:138          Thy testimonies are very faithful
Lam. 3:22-23               Great is thy faithfulness
Romans 8:35-39         Nothing can separate us from the love of God
Romans 12:10-14       Patient in mental pressure, continuing instant [steadfastly, faithful, persevering,  be constant] in prayer (vs. 12)
I Cor. 10:13                 God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able
II Thes. 3:3                  The Lord is faithful, who will stablish you and keep you from evil
II Timothy 4:16-18     The Lord stood with me, and strengthened me
Titus 1:9                      Holding fast the faithful word
God’s Care: Reliability (#946)

God's Care: Father's Day (#945)

God’s Care: Father’s Day (#945)
We have been having a series for a number of months, actually since the beginning of 2018, on God’s care for us.  And since today is the day that we celebrate as Father’s Day we’ll be talking about God as our father. God obviously is spirit and He is not a physical father, but He is a spiritual father in that we are born again of His spirit.  So, we’re going to read a bunch of verses that relate to His role as our father. And let’s start in Matthew chapter six in verse seven…
As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20180610.  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 Thess. 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!
God’s Care: Father’s Day (#945)