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Weekly Teachings

Always Persevere (#1064)

Always Persevere (#1064)

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20230507.  All rights reserved.


Verse Listing and Notes

Lamentations 3:22-26         Great is thy faithfulness (vs. 23); The Lord is good unto them that wait [qawah – with expectation] for him (vs. 25); good to quietly wait for the deliverance of the Lord (vs. 26)

Psalms 37:1-9                       Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him (vs.7)

Psalms 40:1                           I waited patiently for the Lord, and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry

Luke 8:4-15                           Fruit with patience (steadfast perseverance) [by persevering] (vs. 15)

Luke 18:1-8                           Men ought always to pray, and not to faint

Luke 21:19                            In your patience possess ye your souls (NASB: by your endurance you will gain your lives)

Acts 1:14                               These all continued [were continually devoting themselves]

– To persevere and not to faint

– To show one’s self courageous for

Acts 2:42                               They continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine [proskartareo – continually devoted themselves]

Romans 5:3-5                      Knowing that tribulation worketh patience

This doesn’t mean, of course, that we have only a hope of future joys – we can be full of joy here and now even in our trials and troubles.  Taken in the right spirit these very things will give us a patient endurance; this in turn will develop a mature character, and a character of this sort produces a steady hope, a hope that will never disappoint us. (JBP)

Romans 12:10-14               Patient in mental pressure [continuing steadfast, faithful] Continuing instant in prayer [to persevere and not to faint, to show one’s self courageous for]

Ephesians 6:18                   Watching (be on the alert) with all perseverance (proskartaresis)


Always Persevere (#1064)

Another Look at Grace (#1063)

Another Look at Grace (1063)

As taught be Bruce Mahone 20230423.  All rights reserved.

Verse Lising and Notes

Clear and Simple Verses:

Romans 10:9-10        Believeth unto righteousness

Ephesians 1:7-12      We have obtained an inheritance (vs. 11)

Ephesians 2:5-8        By grace are ye saved through faith.  It is the gift of God

Ephesians 3:1-2        Administration of the grace of God

I Peter 1:3-4               An inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, reserved in heaven for you

Colossians 3:4            When Christ shall appear, we shall appear with him in glory

Difficult Verses:

I Corinthians 6:9-11  The unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God

Galatians 5:19-21   They that do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God


Another Look at Grace

Our Wonderful Salvation (#1062)

Our Wonderful Salvation (#1062)


As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20230409.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

John 3:16                      God gave His son so we could have everlasting life

I Peter 2:24                   The body and the blood

Luke 24:1-7                   Why seek ye the living among the dead? (vs. 5)

John 14:6                       The way, truth, and the life (the true and living way)

Acts 4:10-12                  Neither is there salvation in any other (vs. 12)

Romans 10:9-10           Salvation is by confessing the savior, not confessing sin

Ephesians  2:8-10        By grace ye are saved, not of works

Hebrews 10:4               It is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins

Hebrews 10:11-14      One sacrifice for sins for ever (vs. 12)


Our Wonderful Salvation (#1062)

Grace is the Base (#1061)

Grace is the Base (#1061)


As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20230326.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Deuteronomy 6:25     Law

Romans 3:20-26         Grace

Romans 4:4-5              Believing is counted for righteousness

Romans 5:1-2              This grace wherein we stand

Romans 6:14               We are under grace

Romans 11:5-6            If by grace, then no more of works

Romans 16:24             The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all

I Corinthians 1:3, 4     Grace unto you, I thank God for the grace

I Corinthians 15:10     By the grace of God I am what I am

II Corinthians 9:6-8    God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that ye, having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work

II Corinthians 12:7-10 My grace is sufficient for thee (vs. 9)

Galatians 1:3, 6           Grace to you, called into the grace of Christ

Galatians 2:21             I do not frustrate the grace of God

Ephesians 1:2, 7         Grace to you, the riches of his grace

Ephesians 2:5, 7-8      By grace are ye saved

Ephesians 3:1-13        Administration of the grace of God (vs. 2)

Titus 3:7                       Justified by his grace, heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Hebrews 4:16             Let us come boldly unto the throne of grace

I Peter 1:13                 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind and be strong: Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. (NIV)


Grace is the Base (#1061)

A Merry Heart (#1060)

A Merry Heart (#1060)

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20230312.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Ecclesiastes 2:24                    There is nothing better than … his soul enjoy good in all his labour

Ecclesiastes 5:18                    It is good and comely … to enjoy the good of all his labour

Ecclesiastes 8:15                     I commended mirth – be merry

Ecclesiastes 9:4-10                 Eat thy bread with joy and drink thy wine with a merry heart (vs. 7)

Psalms 37:3-5                         Delight thyself in the Lord, and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart

Proverbs 15:13-15                  A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance (vs. 13)

He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast (vs. 15)

Proverbs 17:22                        A merry heart doeth good like a medicine

Galatians 6:1-4                        Rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another (vs. 4)

Philippians 3:3                         Rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh

I Thessalonians 5:16-18         Rejoice evermore (vs. 16)

I Timothy 6:17                          Trust in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy


A Merry Heart (#1060)

Rejoice Every Day (#1059)

Rejoice Every Day (#1059)

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20230226.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Nehemiah 8:8-12                 They rejoiced because they understood the word of the Lord

The joy of the Lord is your strength (vs. 10)

Psalms 21:1                           The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord, he shall greatly rejoice

Psalms 38:12-16 (ff)             Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me when my foot slippeth

Psalms63:1-8                         Thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice  (vs. 7)

Psalms 119:162                     Rejoice at God’s Word

Ecclesiastes 9:4-10                Eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart

Jeremiah 15:16                      Thy word was the joy and rejoicing of mine heart

Luke 2:10                                I bring you good tidings of great joy

Matthew 13:44-46                 For joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath

John 15:9-12                           That my join might remain in you, and that your joy might be full

I Thessalonians 5:16-18        Rejoice evermore

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


Rejoice Every Day (#1059)

Our Faithful God (#1058)

Our Faithful God (#1058)

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20230212.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Deuteronomy 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

Psalms 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

Romans 12:10-14              Patient in mental pressure, continuing instant [steadfastly, faithful, persevering,  be constant] in prayer (vs. 12)

I Corinthians 10:13            God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able

II Thessalonians 3:3           The Lord is faithful, who will stablish you and keep you from evil

Titus 1:9                               Holding fast the faithful word


Our Faithful God (#1058)

God Loves Us Always (#1057)

God Loves Us Always (#1057)

As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20230129.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Deuteronomy 7:8                     God’s motives

Deuteronomy 23:5                   God turned the curse (of Balaam) into a blessing, because He loved

Psalms 13:5-6                             I have trusted in thy steadfast love

Psalms 34:8-10                           O taste and see that the Lord is good; they that seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing —

Psalms 36:7-9                            How excellent (precious) is thy lovingkindness

Psalms  92:1-2                           To shew forth (declare) thy lovingkindness in the morning

Psalms  119:165                       Great peace have they which love thy law, and nothing shall offend

Jeremiah 9:23, 24                     He knoweth the Lord which exercises lovingkindness (vs 24)

Jeremiah 31:3                            With lovingkindness He drew us.

Romans 8:28                             All things work together for good

Romans 8:38, 39                       Nothing can separate us

Ephesians 1:4-6                         Holy and without blame, lovely and acceptable

I Thessalonians 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)


God Loves Us Always (#1057)

Love Each Other (#1056)

Love Each Other (#1056)

As taught by Bruce Mahone 20230115.  All right reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

Romans 8:28, 38-39         Nothing can separate us

Romans 12:9, 10               Love without hypocrisy

Romans 13:8-10                Love worketh no ill

Galatians 5:1-6                  Believing is energized by love

Galatians 5:13-14              Use liberty to love

Galatians 5:22-23              Love is fruit of the spirit

Ephesians 3:17-19             Rooted and grounded in love

Philippians 1:8-9                Let love abound

Philippians 2:1-5                Same love

Colossians 1:3-4                 Heard of their love

Colossians 2:1-3                 Hearts knit together

I Thes. 1:2-3                         Labor of love

I Thessalonians 4:9-10       Taught of God to love

II Thessalonians 3:1-5         Direct your hearts into the love of God.


Love Each Other (#1056)

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)