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Weekly Teachings

Love God in the New Year (#1055)

Love God in the New Year (#1055)


As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20230101.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

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

I Chronicles 10:1-14            How did Saul die?

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


Love God in the New Year (#1055)


Our Wonderful Savior (#1054)

Our Wonderful Savior (#1054)


As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20221218.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Luke 2:8-11              Good tidings of great joy – a Savior is born

John 3:16                  God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, Our Savior

John 10                     Our Savior came to give a life which is more than abundant

Hebrews 2:8-18      Our Savior came to deliver God’s people

Hebrews 4:14-16    Our Savior can be touched by the feeling of our infirmities, come BOLDLY to the throne of his GRACE


Our Wonderful Savior (#1054)

Walk in Freedom (#1053)

Walk in Freedom (#1053)


As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20221204.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

John 8:32-36                            If the son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed

Romans 6                                 Being made free from sin (vs 18)

Romans 8:1-6                          Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death

II Corinthians 3:17                  Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty

Galatians 5:1-9 (10-18)           Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free (vs. 1) 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 whom we have boldness and access with confidence (confident access) by the faith of him.  Or: we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

Hebrews 2:15                         And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage


Walk in Freedom (#1053)

Rest in the Lord (#1052)

Rest in the Lord (#1052)


As taught by Brice Mahone, 20221106.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Exodus 33:11-15             My presence shall go with thee and I will give thee rest

II Chronicles 14(15)         God gave Asa rest: he built and fought

II Chronicles 20:30          God gave Jehoshaphat rest round about

Psalms 37:7                      Rest in the Lord [be still, silent before the Lord]; Wait patiently for him

Isaiah 28:11,12                 This is the rest, this is the refreshing

Isaiah 30:1-17                    In returning and rest shall ye be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be your strength (vs. 15)

Matthew 11:28-30            He gives rest

I Corinthians 14:21           Other tongues and other lips: SIT

Philippians 4:4-9               Be anxious for nothing (moderation – gentleness, patience)

Don’t worry over anything whatever; tell God every detail of your needs in earnest and thankful prayer, and the peace of God, which transcends human understanding, will keep constant guard over your hearts and minds as they rest in Christ Jesus – JB Phillips

Philippians 4:6-7 6  Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  7 If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. – NLT


Rest in the Lord (#1052)

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)