Monthly Archives: December 2019

Look Out! (#983)

Look Out! (#983)
This morning we’re going to talk about what to look out for. Sometimes you’re crossing the street, or you’re about to bump your head like I did twice yesterday getting in and out of the crawl space under my house. And somebody says: Look out! And sometimes it is a quick look-out, like: “Duck!” Other times it is looking forward more, like we’re up to New Year’s resolution time and people look forward and say: “well know last year I didn’t do so well in this part of my life so in this coming year I’m determined to do better.” And they talk about New Year’s resolutions. And we kid about it at the Gym because in January there are about twice as many people as the rest of the year. But, by the time to you get to February/March, the New Year’s resolutions have often worn off and it is back to the normal group. And that’s often the case there and I’m sure we’ve all looked forward where we have intentions to do things and sometimes we do them and sometimes we don’t. But we’re all looking out for something, whether it’s not bumping your head, whether its a study project, a work project, an exercise project; we all have things we are looking forward to.
So, we’ll talk about looking out, but not in terms of New Year’s resolutions. But, looking for what God can do for us. So, when we look at the coming year, because we are starting a new year in just a few days as you know, we’re looking forward to the great things God can and will for us. We’re not saying: “oh my gosh, another year where I have to deal with this;” or “another year where I have to wrestle with this problem;” “another year where I have to put up with that person again.” No, no, we do have to address those things, but those should be small noise in the background. The big things in the front of our mind, should; be God will take care of you this year. God will do mighty, wonderful things for me; this will be my best year ever; because God will do such great things for us. That is what we should be looking for. So, we’ll read a few very familiar verses that we’ve read in the last few months and we’ll some that we haven’t read for quite a while. A nice combination of them; something old, something new; it will be very fun. So let’s start in Psalms 27…
As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20191229.  All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Psalms 27:14      Wait (qawah – expect, look for) on the Lord, be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart.
Psalms 37:1-9, 34-37 Vs. 5:  Commit thy way – “roll thy way upon” the Lord (vss. 9, 34: qawah – wait with expectation) The end of the perfect man is peace.
Psalms 40:1         I waited (qawah – with expectation) [patiently and expectantly] and he heard
Psalms 62:5-8      My expectation [tiqvah] is from him (God), vs. 5
Psalms 71:1-6      Thou art my hope [tiqvah]
(Psalms 130)        There is forgiveness with God (vs. 4), that he may be feared (revered). I wait (qawah) for the Lord (vs. 5). Watch for the morning – would include guards, keepers
Proverbs 23:17-18 Surely there is an end [reward]; and thine expectation [tiqvah] shall not be cut off
Isaiah 40:28-31   They that wait (qawah – with expectation) upon the LORD shall renew their strength (vs. 31)
Jeremiah 29:10-11 To give you an expected [tiqvah] end [an expectation and an end; a future and a hope]
Ephesians 2:4-8    That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus (vs. 7)
Colossians 1:3-5   For the hope which is laid up (NIV: stored up) for you in heaven – vs. 5
I Timothy 1:1         Lord Jesus Christ which is our hope
Titus 1:2                 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised
Titus 3:5-7             Heirs according to the hope of eternal life
I Peter 1:3-5          Begotten (born into it!) us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead – vs. 3. Big S – vs. 5
I John 3:1-2           And we are!
Look Out! (#983)

Confidence (#982)

Confidence (#982)
Good morning. We’re going to talk today about confidence, it’s a great thing. Not being a con man; you know, that is where the term con man comes from: confidence man, somebody that gets your confidence and then steals a lot of stuff from you. And we are used to being around people that are confident, and some people who are very confident are just braggarts and they have no basis for their confidence. They’re just sort of cocky and self-confident, but there is really nothing behind it. Whereas our confidence is based on God’s ability to provide for us. So it is a real, real confidence, its not a fake one. Yet, we can easily get talked out of it and that is why we need to read the scriptures about staying confident, because we need to continue to be confident in God, because of what He has promised and what He does, no matter what things look like around us. So, very important. Let’s start in Psalms 27…
As taught by Bruce Mahone 20191215.  All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes.
Psalms 27:1-8         In this will I be confident (vs. 3)
Psalms 118:1-9       It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man (vs. 8) or princes (vs. 9)
Proverbs 3:13-26   The Lord shall be thy confidence (vs 26) and shall keep thy foot from being taken (caught)
Proverbs 14:26-27 In the fear (reverence) of the Lord is strong confidence
Isaiah 30:1-17         In quietness and confidence shall be your strength (vs. 15)
Isaiah 36:1-10         What confidence is this wherein thou trustest? (vs. 4)
Acts 28:30-31          Teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no man forbidding him.
Ephesians 3:12       In whom we have boldness and access with confidence (confident access) by the faith of him. Or: we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Philippians 1:1-6    Being confident that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ (vs. 6)
Philippians 3           We are the circumcision, which have no confidence in the flesh (vss 3-4)
Hebrews 10:35-36 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great reward.
I John 3:18-24          If our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God (vs. 21)
I John 5:13-15          This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us (vs. 14).
Confidence (#982)

Every Morning is a New Day (#982)

Every Morning is a New Day (#982)
Good morning.  We’re going to talk today about how every morning is a new day.  Some days we have so much fun we wish they’d never quit.  Other days we can’t wait for them to be over.  Everyday is a new day and the focus we’re going to have today is that we get a fresh start every day.  You can wake up in the morning and be worrying about what happened yesterday or be worried about what is going to happen tomorrow.  But, what we ought to do is realize everyday is a new day, everyday is a new opportunity.  I remember this with babies, they may scream and yell at night, but boy they wake up in the morning and they’re happy and it is a new day and they’re excited about what’s going to happen.  Well, its that type of child like believing that God wants us to have too.  Everyday is a new day.  It doesn’t matter what happened yesterday; we put the past behind and move ahead.  Let’s go to a very familiar section about this in Leviticus three…
As taught by Brice Mahone, 20191201.  All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Psalms 59:16-17          I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning
Psalms 5:1-3                 In the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee
Psalms 55:16-17           Evening, morning, and noon will I pray – he shall hear my voice
Psalms 92:1-5               To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning
Psalms 119:145-152    I prevented (preceded) the dawning of the morning – I hoped in thy word
Psalms 143:7-12           Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning
Lamentations 3:21-26 The Lord’s compassions are new every morning
Jeremiah 42                   God provided a new way to live, but they rejected it
Mark 1:35                       In the morning, rising up a great while before day
Philemon 3:13-16         Reaching forth unto those things which are before
Every Morning is a New Day (#982)