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With What or Whom? (#1092)

With What or Whom? (#1092)


As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20240707.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Psalms 103:4                     Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies

Psalms 130:4                     There is forgiveness with God, that he may be feared (revered)

Proverbs 3:5, 6                  Trust in the Lord with all thine heart

Proverbs 17:1                    Better is a dry morsel with quietness

I Samuel 12                        Serve the Lord with all your heart (vs. 20)

II Chronicles 32:1-8           Hezekiah: with us is the Lord our God to help us (vs. 8)

Isaiah. 41:10-13                 I will help thee and uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness (vss. 10, 13)

Jeremiah 31:3                    With lovingkindness He drew us.

Luke 8:15                            Fruit with patience (steadfast perseverance) [by persevering]

Acts 4:29-31                       Grant that with all boldness they may speak thy word

I Corinthians 14:15            I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also.

II Corinthians 2:1-11          We must forgive, lest one be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.

Romans 5:1, 2                     Peace with God, justified by believing (cf. Rom. 4:17-25 – believing imputed for righteousness).  Righteousness – being right with God, so that you can stand before him with no consciousness of shortcoming.  Justification – freedom from guilt, “just as if…”

Ephesians 3:12                   In Christ we have boldness and access with confidence

Colossians 1:9-11               Strengthened unto all patience with joyfulness

Hebrews 12:1                     Let us run with patience [patient endurance] the race before us

Hebrews 13:5-6                  So that with good courage we say, The Lord is my helper; I will not fear: what shall man do unto me? (ASV)


With What or Whom? (#1092)


Let Him Do His Job (#1091)

Let Him Do His Job (#1091)


As Taught by Bruce Mahone, 20240526.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Ruth 3-4                              Sit still my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall

I Kings 17:1-16                   The ravens, then the barrel of meal fed Elijah

II Kings 4:18-37                  Elisha and the son of the Shunammite

II Chronicles 20:5-18         Jehoshaphat’s prayer when being attacked

Acts 16:6-15                       The Macedonian Call


Let Him Do His Job (#1091)

Enjoy with Expectation (#1090)

Enjoy with Expectation (#1090)


As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20240512, 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

Vs. 7: Rest in the Lord [be still, silent before the Lord]; Wait patiently for him

Psalms 40                         I waited (qawah – vs. 1) patiently (intently – waiting I waited) for the Lord, and he heard

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit (vs. 2).

5 You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you. Were I to proclaim and tell of them, they would be more than can be counted. (NRSV)

Psalms 62:5-8                  My expectation is from him (God), vs. 5

(Psalms 130)                    Forgiveness with God (vs. 4), that he may be feared (revered). I wait (with expectation) for the Lord (vs. 5). Watch for the morning – includes guards, keepers

Ecclesiastes 7:8-10          Better is the patient than proud in spirit (disposition). [patience better than pride]

Isaish 40:28-31                They that wait (with expectation) upon the LORD shall renew their strength

Lamentations 3:22-26    It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD (vs. 26)

II Thessalians 3:1-5         The Lord direct into patient waiting for [patience of] Christ


Enjoy with Expectation (#1090)

Lighten Up Part 2 (#1089)

Lighten Up Part 2 (#1089)


As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20240428.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Psalm 4:6-8                       Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us

Psalm 18:28-33 (34-50)   Thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness

Psalm 119:105                 God’s Word brings light where there was only darkness.

Isaiah 50:11-12                Walking in your own sparks brings only sorrow

Proverbs 4:14-19            The path of the just is as the shining light (light of dawn), that shineth more and more unto the perfect day (vs. 18 – full day)

Luke 11:29-35                   If thine eye be single (if thy spiritual understanding is clear), thy whole body shall be full of light

II Corinthians 4:1-7 (ff)    God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts (vs. 6)

Philippians 2:14-16          Do all things without murmurings and disputings (arguing, complaining, grumbling, questioning): that ye may be blameless and harmless (pure, innocent), without rebuke (without fault, blameless, above reproach), in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation (generation), among whom ye shine as lights in the world, holding forth (or holding fast – paying attention to) the word of life.


Lighten Up Part 2 (#1089)

Lighten Up (#1088)

Lighten Up (#1088)

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20240414. All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Genesis 1:3,14-18            God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

Exodus 10:23-24              The Israelites had light in their dwellings

Exodus 13:21                    God led them by a pillar of fire at night

Psalms 27:1-5                   The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?

Psalms 36:7-9                   In thy light shall we see light.

Psalms 112:1-4                 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness

Psalms 119:105, 130       Thy word is a lamp unto my feet; giveth understanding

Proverbs 6:20-23             The commandment is a lamp; and the law is light

Ecclesiastes 2:13              Wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness

(Micah 7:7-8                      The Lord shall be a light unto me)

Matthew 4:12-16              The people which sat in darkness saw great light

Luke 2:29-32                     A light to lighten the gentiles

John 12:46                         I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

I Peter 2:9                          God has called us out of darkness into his marvellous light


Lighten Up (#1088)

He is Risen (#1087)

He is Risen (#1087)


As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20240331.  All rights reserved.


Verse Listing and Notes

Matthew 28:5-6         He is risen

Luke 24:5-7                Why seek ye the living among the dead?

Acts 1:22                    A witness of his resurrection
Cross – not used in Acts (tree: three times)
Resurrection – 10 times in Acts

Spirit – 68-70 times in Acts

Acts 4:1-4                   Being grieved that they preached the resurrection

Acts 4:33                    And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and great grace was upon them all

Acts 17:16-21             He preached unto them Jesus and the resurrection

Acts 17:31-32             He hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.  And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked

I Thessalonians 4:13-18            Wherefore comfort one another with these words

Hebrews 2:14-15       Deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage (He himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil – NASB, vs. 14)

Job 19:25-27:             25 But as for me I know that my Redeemer liveth, And at last he will stand up upon the earth:

                                                26 And after my skin, even this body, is destroyed, Then without my flesh shall I see God;

                                                27 Whom I, even I, shall see, on my side, And mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger. My heart is consumed within me.  (ASV)

I Peter 1:13                Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind and be strong


He is Risen (#1087)

Keep Loving God (#1086)

Keep Loving God (#1086)

As taught by Bruce Mahone 20240317, All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

I John 1:3-4                                 That your joy may be full

Deuteronomy 6:4-5                   Love the Lord thy God

Deuteronomy 7:7-9                   Them that love him

Deuteronomy 10:12-16             Love him and serve

Deuteronomy  11:1-25              Love the Lord

Deuteronomy  30:15-20            Life and good

Joshua 22:1-5                              Be diligent to love the Lord your God

Matthew 22:34-40                     First and great commandment: love God

Romans 8:28                              All things work together for good

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


Keep Loving God (#1086)

Baptism (#1085)

Baptism (#1085)

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20240303.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Two churches, two administrations:

John 3:29; 14:1-4 – bride; Ephesians 1:22, 23; Col. 1:18 – body

Galatians 2:11-3:14, Romans 10:4 – Christ is the end of the law.

This never quite sunk in to the first century church.  As in the days of Jesus Christ, there were always those who wanted to promote legalism at the expense of the truth of God’s Word.  Matthew 15:1-9.

Baptism: ceremonial washing.

Mark 7:3, 4 – vs. 4: wash, washing – baptize; Luke 11:38 – wash – baptize

Church of the bride: water

Matthew 3:5, 6        in Jordan

Something greater soon to come:

Matthew 3:11          but in contrast, baptism of holy spirit is to come later.

Matthew 28:19        baptize in my name (earliest quotations of this verse): no water is mentioned.  Water has been read in by those who want to promote legalistic practices, just as others wanted to promote circumcision in the early church.  This phrase used throughout Acts (check in homework assignment!)

The coming of Pentecost:

Acts 1:4-8                   talking about the gift of holy spirit (no water!)  They already had water from the time of John — something greater was about to come.

Acts 2:1-4                   Pentecost: no water.

So where do people get water in Acts?

Acts 10:47; 11:16       Peter was about to follow his legalistic habits, until he remembered the Word of the Lord.

Acts 19:2, 3                 Two baptisms: they had only heard of John’s (water).

Acts 8:38                      Philip: early in Acts, grace not fully revealed.

Acts 21:20                    Zealous for the law: still true today.

Baptism in holy spirit occurred on the day of Pentecost.  Since then, the gift of holy spirit has been available for anyone to receive by getting born again — being baptized in the name of the Lord, cleansed in everything that name represents. Gal. 3:27, 28; I John 1:7.

Homework: look up every place the word baptize is used in the book of Acts.


Baptism (#1085)


Synchronized Believing (#1084)

Synchronized Believing (#1084)


As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20240218.  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 (negative believing) did not help. 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


Synchronized Believing (#1084)

Fellowship with God (#1083)

Fellowship with God (#1083)


As taught by Bruce Mahone 20240204.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

The principal key in a successful Christian life is fellowship with the heavenly Father. Christians manifest the more abundant life in direct proportion to the fellowship they keep with Him. We receive sonship when we are born again. But sustained fellowship depends upon the renewing of our minds according to His Word.

II Corinthians 5:21           Through the new birth, we are righteous.

John 5:24                           We have eternal life – no waiting to find out!

Romans 8:1a                     No condemnation.

I John 1:7                           Walk in the light.

Fellowship is the one thing that makes for a happy situation both in a human and in a spiritual family.

John 15:5                          Renewing the mind brings much fruit.

When a son is out of fellowship with God, he is not able to get prayers answered. God is not unwilling to answer His son’s request, but the broken fellowship on the part of the son leaves his confidence in God shaky and uncertain.

I John 3:21,22                  Confidence toward God.

Whenever and wherever sons fail to get prayers answered the cause is broken fellowship, either from not knowing or not living The Word. God is faithful who has promised and He will bring it to pass; thus, if it does not come to pass it is due to a flaw on the man’s part.

When a son of God is out of fellowship with his heavenly Father, nothing will work; but when fellowship is restored, things begin to operate.

I John 1:3-2:2,2:6             For born again ones, sin is broken fellowship.

Sonship is God’s permanent relationship with us.
Fellowship is our continued relationship with God.

Romans 12:2                    Not conformed to this world.

Philippians 2:5                 Put on the thoughts of Christ.

Col. 3:16                            Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.

To the extent that The Word richly dwells in us we have fellowship with God. To the extent that we believe and act according to God’s Word, our lives will be full, rich and fruitful because our fellowship with God is strong. We then have confidence toward God. When we know and live His Word we are doing His will.


Fellowship with God (#1083)