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The Name of The Lord

Grace Center Sermons - Grace Center

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 27:31


Pastor Jeff continues his series on the names of God by unpacking the importance of the name of The Lord YHWH and how David battled Goliath using the name of the Lord.

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Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 6:50


This bonus episode, or "bonusode," has Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin discussing an article written by  Ellen Coulter for ABC news. What are your thoughts on this "David and Goliath" battle? Follow us on Instagram or Facebook  Check out our first limited edition merch release: From Your Pocket Full article: High Court side with developer over Hobart Parliament Square disability access case See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran
Yevamot 76 - May 22, 21 Iyar

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 46:10


Other issues regarding the details of a patzua daka and crut shufcha are discussed, such as, if there is a perforation that scabs and heals, how can we determine that it is fully healed? What can be done to help it to heal? Rabba son of Rav Huna and his father Rav Huna each rule on a different topic - one forbids a man from marrying if he urinates and it comes out from two different openings. The other forbids a woman to marry a kohen if she engages in sexual activity with another female. Rava rules against both of these rulings. A patzua daka and crut shufcha are permitted to marry a convert and a freed maidservant. Rav Sheshet was asked if a kohen who is a  patzua daka is permitted to marry a convert or freed maidservant? He permitted it by learning it from a patzua daka yisrael who is permitted to marry a netina, which would only be permitted if the patzua daka is no longer considered "sanctified." Rava questioned this as he held that since one cannot marry a gentile as we are considered they will turn your child away from Judaism, netinim, who converted, are only forbidden by the rabbis and therefore a patzua daka who can have children was included in the rabbinic prohibition, but not a patzua daka who cannot have children. However, Rava himself rejects this and says that when the Torah said "You cannot marry them," it would have to be a situation where a marriage would be valid and therefore the verse itself must be referring to converts from the seven nations, which would include the netinim. Therefore it is forbidden on a Torah level and the reason it is permitted is as Rav Sheshet said because a patzua daka is no longer sanctified. Is there so that the language of marriage would not be used in a case where the marriage was invalid (i.e. if the woman was a gentile)? What about the daughter of Pharoah who married King Solomon? Perhaps she converted? Perhaps the verse doesn't mean that they actually married? One last attempt to show that a patzua daka kohen cannot marry a netina is derived from our Mishna, but it is an inconclusive derivation. A male convert from Amon and Moav is forbidden but a female is permitted. Can one learn from here that a female Egyptian or Edomite convert would be permitted as well? A story is told based on the verses in Shmuel 1 Chapter 17 when David fights against Goliath and King Saul asks who is David, which relates to the issue of whether one can marry a female covert from Amon and Moav.

Daf Yomi for Women – דף יומי לנשים – English

Other issues regarding the details of a patzua daka and crut shufcha are discussed, such as, if there is a perforation that scabs and heals, how can we determine that it is fully healed? What can be done to help it to heal? Rabba son of Rav Huna and his father Rav Huna each rule on a different topic - one forbids a man from marrying if he urinates and it comes out from two different openings. The other forbids a woman to marry a kohen if she engages in sexual activity with another female. Rava rules against both of these rulings. A patzua daka and crut shufcha are permitted to marry a convert and a freed maidservant. Rav Sheshet was asked if a kohen who is a  patzua daka is permitted to marry a convert or freed maidservant? He permitted it by learning it from a patzua daka yisrael who is permitted to marry a netina, which would only be permitted if the patzua daka is no longer considered "sanctified." Rava questioned this as he held that since one cannot marry a gentile as we are considered they will turn your child away from Judaism, netinim, who converted, are only forbidden by the rabbis and therefore a patzua daka who can have children was included in the rabbinic prohibition, but not a patzua daka who cannot have children. However, Rava himself rejects this and says that when the Torah said "You cannot marry them," it would have to be a situation where a marriage would be valid and therefore the verse itself must be referring to converts from the seven nations, which would include the netinim. Therefore it is forbidden on a Torah level and the reason it is permitted is as Rav Sheshet said because a patzua daka is no longer sanctified. Is there so that the language of marriage would not be used in a case where the marriage was invalid (i.e. if the woman was a gentile)? What about the daughter of Pharoah who married King Solomon? Perhaps she converted? Perhaps the verse doesn't mean that they actually married? One last attempt to show that a patzua daka kohen cannot marry a netina is derived from our Mishna, but it is an inconclusive derivation. A male convert from Amon and Moav is forbidden but a female is permitted. Can one learn from here that a female Egyptian or Edomite convert would be permitted as well? A story is told based on the verses in Shmuel 1 Chapter 17 when David fights against Goliath and King Saul asks who is David, which relates to the issue of whether one can marry a female covert from Amon and Moav.

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Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 3:13


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ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
May 19: 1 Samuel 22–23; Psalm 119:73–80; Galatians 3–4

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 17:00


Old Testament: 1 Samuel 22–23 1 Samuel 22–23 (Listen) David at the Cave of Adullam 22 David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. And when his brothers and all his father's house heard it, they went down there to him. 2 And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul,1 gathered to him. And he became commander over them. And there were with him about four hundred men. 3 And David went from there to Mizpeh of Moab. And he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and my mother stay2 with you, till I know what God will do for me.” 4 And he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold. 5 Then the prophet Gad said to David, “Do not remain in the stronghold; depart, and go into the land of Judah.” So David departed and went into the forest of Hereth. Saul Kills the Priests at Nob 6 Now Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men who were with him. Saul was sitting at Gibeah under the tamarisk tree on the height with his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing about him. 7 And Saul said to his servants who stood about him, “Hear now, people of Benjamin; will the son of Jesse give every one of you fields and vineyards, will he make you all commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, 8 that all of you have conspired against me? No one discloses to me when my son makes a covenant with the son of Jesse. None of you is sorry for me or discloses to me that my son has stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this day.” 9 Then answered Doeg the Edomite, who stood by the servants of Saul, “I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, 10 and he inquired of the LORD for him and gave him provisions and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.” 11 Then the king sent to summon Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father's house, the priests who were at Nob, and all of them came to the king. 12 And Saul said, “Hear now, son of Ahitub.” And he answered, “Here I am, my lord.” 13 And Saul said to him, “Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, in that you have given him bread and a sword and have inquired of God for him, so that he has risen against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?” 14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, “And who among all your servants is so faithful as David, who is the king's son-in-law, and captain over3 your bodyguard, and honored in your house? 15 Is today the first time that I have inquired of God for him? No! Let not the king impute anything to his servant or to all the house of my father, for your servant has known nothing of all this, much or little.” 16 And the king said, “You shall surely die, Ahimelech, you and all your father's house.” 17 And the king said to the guard who stood about him, “Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because their hand also is with David, and they knew that he fled and did not disclose it to me.” But the servants of the king would not put out their hand to strike the priests of the LORD. 18 Then the king said to Doeg, “You turn and strike the priests.” And Doeg the Edomite turned and struck down the priests, and he killed on that day eighty-five persons who wore the linen ephod. 19 And Nob, the city of the priests, he put to the sword; both man and woman, child and infant, ox, donkey and sheep, he put to the sword. 20 But one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David. 21 And Abiathar told David that Saul had killed the priests of the LORD. 22 And David said to Abiathar, “I knew on that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul. I have occasioned the death of all the persons of your father's house. 23 Stay with me; do not be afraid, for he who seeks my life seeks your life. With me you shall be in safekeeping.” David Saves the City of Keilah 23 Now they told David, “Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are robbing the threshing floors.” 2 Therefore David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?” And the LORD said to David, “Go and attack the Philistines and save Keilah.” 3 But David's men said to him, “Behold, we are afraid here in Judah; how much more then if we go to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?” 4 Then David inquired of the LORD again. And the LORD answered him, “Arise, go down to Keilah, for I will give the Philistines into your hand.” 5 And David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines and brought away their livestock and struck them with a great blow. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah. 6 When Abiathar the son of Ahimelech had fled to David to Keilah, he had come down with an ephod in his hand. 7 Now it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. And Saul said, “God has given him into my hand, for he has shut himself in by entering a town that has gates and bars.” 8 And Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men. 9 David knew that Saul was plotting harm against him. And he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod here.” 10 Then David said, “O LORD, the God of Israel, your servant has surely heard that Saul seeks to come to Keilah, to destroy the city on my account. 11 Will the men of Keilah surrender me into his hand? Will Saul come down, as your servant has heard? O LORD, the God of Israel, please tell your servant.” And the LORD said, “He will come down.” 12 Then David said, “Will the men of Keilah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?” And the LORD said, “They will surrender you.” 13 Then David and his men, who were about six hundred, arose and departed from Keilah, and they went wherever they could go. When Saul was told that David had escaped from Keilah, he gave up the expedition. 14 And David remained in the strongholds in the wilderness, in the hill country of the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not give him into his hand. Saul Pursues David 15 David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh. 16 And Jonathan, Saul's son, rose and went to David at Horesh, and strengthened his hand in God. 17 And he said to him, “Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you. Saul my father also knows this.” 18 And the two of them made a covenant before the LORD. David remained at Horesh, and Jonathan went home. 19 Then the Ziphites went up to Saul at Gibeah, saying, “Is not David hiding among us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hachilah, which is south of Jeshimon? 20 Now come down, O king, according to all your heart's desire to come down, and our part shall be to surrender him into the king's hand.” 21 And Saul said, “May you be blessed by the LORD, for you have had compassion on me. 22 Go, make yet more sure. Know and see the place where his foot is, and who has seen him there, for it is told me that he is very cunning. 23 See therefore and take note of all the lurking places where he hides, and come back to me with sure information. Then I will go with you. And if he is in the land, I will search him out among all the thousands of Judah.” 24 And they arose and went to Ziph ahead of Saul. Now David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah to the south of Jeshimon. 25 And Saul and his men went to seek him. And David was told, so he went down to the rock and lived in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon. 26 Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side of the mountain. And David was hurrying to get away from Saul. As Saul and his men were closing in on David and his men to capture them, 27 a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Hurry and come, for the Philistines have made a raid against the land.” 28 So Saul returned from pursuing after David and went against the Philistines. Therefore that place was called the Rock of Escape.4 29 5 And David went up from there and lived in the strongholds of Engedi. Footnotes [1] 22:2 Or discontented [2] 22:3 Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew go out [3] 22:14 Septuagint, Targum; Hebrew and has turned aside to [4] 23:28 Or Rock of Divisions [5] 23:29 Ch 24:1 in Hebrew (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 119:73–80 Psalm 119:73–80 (Listen) Yodh 73   Your hands have made and fashioned me;    give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.74   Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice,    because I have hoped in your word.75   I know, O LORD, that your rules are righteous,    and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.76   Let your steadfast love comfort me    according to your promise to your servant.77   Let your mercy come to me, that I may live;    for your law is my delight.78   Let the insolent be put to shame,    because they have wronged me with falsehood;    as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.79   Let those who fear you turn to me,    that they may know your testimonies.80   May my heart be blameless in your statutes,    that I may not be put to shame! (ESV) New Testament: Galatians 3–4 Galatians 3–4 (Listen) By Faith, or by Works of the Law? 3 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. 2 Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by1 the flesh? 4 Did you suffer2 so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? 5 Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith—6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”? 7 Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify3 the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” 9 So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. The Righteous Shall Live by Faith 10 For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” 11 Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”4 12 But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.” 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”—14 so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit5 through faith. The Law and the Promise 15 To give a human example, brothers:6 even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. 16 Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, “And to your offspring,” who is Christ. 17 This is what I mean: the law, which came 430 years afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void. 18 For if the inheritance comes by the law, it no longer comes by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise. 19 Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary. 20 Now an intermediary implies more than one, but God is one. 21 Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law. 22 But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. 23 Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. 24 So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, 26 for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave7 nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise. Sons and Heirs 4 I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave,8 though he is the owner of everything, 2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. 3 In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles9 of the world. 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. Paul's Concern for the Galatians 8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. 9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more? 10 You observe days and months and seasons and years! 11 I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain. 12 Brothers,10 I entreat you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You did me no wrong. 13 You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first, 14 and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. 15 What then has become of your blessedness? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have gouged out your eyes and given them to me. 16 Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?11 17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them. 18 It is always good to be made much of for a good purpose, and not only when I am present with you, 19 my little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you! 20 I wish I could be present with you now and change my tone, for I am perplexed about you. Example of Hagar and Sarah 21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. 23 But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise. 24 Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. 25 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia;12 she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. 27 For it is written,   “Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear;    break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor!  For the children of the desolate one will be more    than those of the one who has a husband.” 28 Now you,13 brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. 30 But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.” 31 So, brothers, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman. Footnotes [1] 3:3 Or now ending with [2] 3:4 Or experience [3] 3:8 Or count righteous; also verses 11, 24 [4] 3:11 Or The one who by faith is righteous will live [5] 3:14 Greek receive the promise of the Spirit [6] 3:15 Or brothers and sisters [7] 3:28 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface [8] 4:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; also verse 7 [9] 4:3 Or elemental spirits; also verse 9 [10] 4:12 Or Brothers and sisters; also verses 28, 31 [11] 4:16 Or by dealing truthfully with you [12] 4:25 Some manuscripts For Sinai is a mountain in Arabia [13] 4:28 Some manuscripts we (ESV)

ESV: Every Day in the Word
May 19: 1 Samuel 22–23; Acts 10–11:18; Psalm 119:73–80; Proverbs 16:6–7

ESV: Every Day in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 17:53


Old Testament: 1 Samuel 22–23 1 Samuel 22–23 (Listen) David at the Cave of Adullam 22 David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. And when his brothers and all his father's house heard it, they went down there to him. 2 And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul,1 gathered to him. And he became commander over them. And there were with him about four hundred men. 3 And David went from there to Mizpeh of Moab. And he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and my mother stay2 with you, till I know what God will do for me.” 4 And he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold. 5 Then the prophet Gad said to David, “Do not remain in the stronghold; depart, and go into the land of Judah.” So David departed and went into the forest of Hereth. Saul Kills the Priests at Nob 6 Now Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men who were with him. Saul was sitting at Gibeah under the tamarisk tree on the height with his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing about him. 7 And Saul said to his servants who stood about him, “Hear now, people of Benjamin; will the son of Jesse give every one of you fields and vineyards, will he make you all commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, 8 that all of you have conspired against me? No one discloses to me when my son makes a covenant with the son of Jesse. None of you is sorry for me or discloses to me that my son has stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this day.” 9 Then answered Doeg the Edomite, who stood by the servants of Saul, “I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, 10 and he inquired of the LORD for him and gave him provisions and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.” 11 Then the king sent to summon Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father's house, the priests who were at Nob, and all of them came to the king. 12 And Saul said, “Hear now, son of Ahitub.” And he answered, “Here I am, my lord.” 13 And Saul said to him, “Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, in that you have given him bread and a sword and have inquired of God for him, so that he has risen against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?” 14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, “And who among all your servants is so faithful as David, who is the king's son-in-law, and captain over3 your bodyguard, and honored in your house? 15 Is today the first time that I have inquired of God for him? No! Let not the king impute anything to his servant or to all the house of my father, for your servant has known nothing of all this, much or little.” 16 And the king said, “You shall surely die, Ahimelech, you and all your father's house.” 17 And the king said to the guard who stood about him, “Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because their hand also is with David, and they knew that he fled and did not disclose it to me.” But the servants of the king would not put out their hand to strike the priests of the LORD. 18 Then the king said to Doeg, “You turn and strike the priests.” And Doeg the Edomite turned and struck down the priests, and he killed on that day eighty-five persons who wore the linen ephod. 19 And Nob, the city of the priests, he put to the sword; both man and woman, child and infant, ox, donkey and sheep, he put to the sword. 20 But one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David. 21 And Abiathar told David that Saul had killed the priests of the LORD. 22 And David said to Abiathar, “I knew on that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul. I have occasioned the death of all the persons of your father's house. 23 Stay with me; do not be afraid, for he who seeks my life seeks your life. With me you shall be in safekeeping.” David Saves the City of Keilah 23 Now they told David, “Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are robbing the threshing floors.” 2 Therefore David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?” And the LORD said to David, “Go and attack the Philistines and save Keilah.” 3 But David's men said to him, “Behold, we are afraid here in Judah; how much more then if we go to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?” 4 Then David inquired of the LORD again. And the LORD answered him, “Arise, go down to Keilah, for I will give the Philistines into your hand.” 5 And David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines and brought away their livestock and struck them with a great blow. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah. 6 When Abiathar the son of Ahimelech had fled to David to Keilah, he had come down with an ephod in his hand. 7 Now it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. And Saul said, “God has given him into my hand, for he has shut himself in by entering a town that has gates and bars.” 8 And Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men. 9 David knew that Saul was plotting harm against him. And he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod here.” 10 Then David said, “O LORD, the God of Israel, your servant has surely heard that Saul seeks to come to Keilah, to destroy the city on my account. 11 Will the men of Keilah surrender me into his hand? Will Saul come down, as your servant has heard? O LORD, the God of Israel, please tell your servant.” And the LORD said, “He will come down.” 12 Then David said, “Will the men of Keilah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?” And the LORD said, “They will surrender you.” 13 Then David and his men, who were about six hundred, arose and departed from Keilah, and they went wherever they could go. When Saul was told that David had escaped from Keilah, he gave up the expedition. 14 And David remained in the strongholds in the wilderness, in the hill country of the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God did not give him into his hand. Saul Pursues David 15 David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh. 16 And Jonathan, Saul's son, rose and went to David at Horesh, and strengthened his hand in God. 17 And he said to him, “Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you. Saul my father also knows this.” 18 And the two of them made a covenant before the LORD. David remained at Horesh, and Jonathan went home. 19 Then the Ziphites went up to Saul at Gibeah, saying, “Is not David hiding among us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hachilah, which is south of Jeshimon? 20 Now come down, O king, according to all your heart's desire to come down, and our part shall be to surrender him into the king's hand.” 21 And Saul said, “May you be blessed by the LORD, for you have had compassion on me. 22 Go, make yet more sure. Know and see the place where his foot is, and who has seen him there, for it is told me that he is very cunning. 23 See therefore and take note of all the lurking places where he hides, and come back to me with sure information. Then I will go with you. And if he is in the land, I will search him out among all the thousands of Judah.” 24 And they arose and went to Ziph ahead of Saul. Now David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah to the south of Jeshimon. 25 And Saul and his men went to seek him. And David was told, so he went down to the rock and lived in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon. 26 Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side of the mountain. And David was hurrying to get away from Saul. As Saul and his men were closing in on David and his men to capture them, 27 a messenger came to Saul, saying, “Hurry and come, for the Philistines have made a raid against the land.” 28 So Saul returned from pursuing after David and went against the Philistines. Therefore that place was called the Rock of Escape.4 29 5 And David went up from there and lived in the strongholds of Engedi. Footnotes [1] 22:2 Or discontented [2] 22:3 Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew go out [3] 22:14 Septuagint, Targum; Hebrew and has turned aside to [4] 23:28 Or Rock of Divisions [5] 23:29 Ch 24:1 in Hebrew (ESV) New Testament: Acts 10–11:18 Acts 10–11:18 (Listen) Peter and Cornelius 10 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, 2 a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God. 3 About the ninth hour of the day1 he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come in and say to him, “Cornelius.” 4 And he stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God. 5 And now send men to Joppa and bring one Simon who is called Peter. 6 He is lodging with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea.” 7 When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among those who attended him, 8 and having related everything to them, he sent them to Joppa. Peter's Vision 9 The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour2 to pray. 10 And he became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance 11 and saw the heavens opened and something like a great sheet descending, being let down by its four corners upon the earth. 12 In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air. 13 And there came a voice to him: “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” 14 But Peter said, “By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.” 15 And the voice came to him again a second time, “What God has made clean, do not call common.” 16 This happened three times, and the thing was taken up at once to heaven. 17 Now while Peter was inwardly perplexed as to what the vision that he had seen might mean, behold, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon's house, stood at the gate 18 and called out to ask whether Simon who was called Peter was lodging there. 19 And while Peter was pondering the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are looking for you. 20 Rise and go down and accompany them without hesitation,3 for I have sent them.” 21 And Peter went down to the men and said, “I am the one you are looking for. What is the reason for your coming?” 22 And they said, “Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man, who is well spoken of by the whole Jewish nation, was directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and to hear what you have to say.” 23 So he invited them in to be his guests. The next day he rose and went away with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa accompanied him. 24 And on the following day they entered Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am a man.” 27 And as he talked with him, he went in and found many persons gathered. 28 And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean. 29 So when I was sent for, I came without objection. I ask then why you sent for me.” 30 And Cornelius said, “Four days ago, about this hour, I was praying in my house at the ninth hour,4 and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing 31 and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God. 32 Send therefore to Joppa and ask for Simon who is called Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.' 33 So I sent for you at once, and you have been kind enough to come. Now therefore we are all here in the presence of God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord.” Gentiles Hear the Good News 34 So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all), 37 you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, 40 but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead. 43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” The Holy Spirit Falls on the Gentiles 44 While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. 45 And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. 46 For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, 47 “Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days. Peter Reports to the Church 11 Now the apostles and the brothers5 who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party6 criticized him, saying, 3 “You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.” 4 But Peter began and explained it to them in order: 5 “I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, something like a great sheet descending, being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to me. 6 Looking at it closely, I observed animals and beasts of prey and reptiles and birds of the air. 7 And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat.' 8 But I said, ‘By no means, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.' 9 But the voice answered a second time from heaven, ‘What God has made clean, do not call common.' 10 This happened three times, and all was drawn up again into heaven. 11 And behold, at that very moment three men arrived at the house in which we were, sent to me from Caesarea. 12 And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man's house. 13 And he told us how he had seen the angel stand in his house and say, ‘Send to Joppa and bring Simon who is called Peter; 14 he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.' 15 As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning. 16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.' 17 If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God's way?” 18 When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.” Footnotes [1] 10:3 That is, 3 p.m. [2] 10:9 That is, noon [3] 10:20 Or accompany them, making no distinction [4] 10:30 That is, 3 p.m. [5] 11:1 Or brothers and sisters [6] 11:2 Or Jerusalem, those of the circumcision (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 119:73–80 Psalm 119:73–80 (Listen) Yodh 73   Your hands have made and fashioned me;    give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.74   Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice,    because I have hoped in your word.75   I know, O LORD, that your rules are righteous,    and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.76   Let your steadfast love comfort me    according to your promise to your servant.77   Let your mercy come to me, that I may live;    for your law is my delight.78   Let the insolent be put to shame,    because they have wronged me with falsehood;    as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.79   Let those who fear you turn to me,    that they may know your testimonies.80   May my heart be blameless in your statutes,    that I may not be put to shame! (ESV) Proverb: Proverbs 16:6–7 Proverbs 16:6–7 (Listen) 6   By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,    and by the fear of the LORD one turns away from evil.7   When a man's ways please the LORD,    he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. (ESV)

Wake Up to Money
Fuelling inflation

Wake Up to Money

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 51:54


As inflation soars again, Sean takes a look at surging fuel prices. He also checks out what the next energy price cap could be and how a clothing retailer won a David and Goliath battle. Keep the conversation going #WakeUpToMoney

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
May 18: 1 Samuel 20–21; Psalm 119:65–72; Galatians 1–2

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 15:49


Old Testament: 1 Samuel 20–21 1 Samuel 20–21 (Listen) Jonathan Warns David 20 Then David fled from Naioth in Ramah and came and said before Jonathan, “What have I done? What is my guilt? And what is my sin before your father, that he seeks my life?” 2 And he said to him, “Far from it! You shall not die. Behold, my father does nothing either great or small without disclosing it to me. And why should my father hide this from me? It is not so.” 3 But David vowed again, saying, “Your father knows well that I have found favor in your eyes, and he thinks, ‘Do not let Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved.' But truly, as the LORD lives and as your soul lives, there is but a step between me and death.” 4 Then Jonathan said to David, “Whatever you say, I will do for you.” 5 David said to Jonathan, “Behold, tomorrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit at table with the king. But let me go, that I may hide myself in the field till the third day at evening. 6 If your father misses me at all, then say, ‘David earnestly asked leave of me to run to Bethlehem his city, for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the clan.' 7 If he says, ‘Good!' it will be well with your servant, but if he is angry, then know that harm is determined by him. 8 Therefore deal kindly with your servant, for you have brought your servant into a covenant of the LORD with you. But if there is guilt in me, kill me yourself, for why should you bring me to your father?” 9 And Jonathan said, “Far be it from you! If I knew that it was determined by my father that harm should come to you, would I not tell you?” 10 Then David said to Jonathan, “Who will tell me if your father answers you roughly?” 11 And Jonathan said to David, “Come, let us go out into the field.” So they both went out into the field. 12 And Jonathan said to David, “The LORD, the God of Israel, be witness!1 When I have sounded out my father, about this time tomorrow, or the third day, behold, if he is well disposed toward David, shall I not then send and disclose it to you? 13 But should it please my father to do you harm, the LORD do so to Jonathan and more also if I do not disclose it to you and send you away, that you may go in safety. May the LORD be with you, as he has been with my father. 14 If I am still alive, show me the steadfast love of the LORD, that I may not die; 15 and do not cut off2 your steadfast love from my house forever, when the LORD cuts off every one of the enemies of David from the face of the earth.” 16 And Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, “May3 the LORD take vengeance on David's enemies.” 17 And Jonathan made David swear again by his love for him, for he loved him as he loved his own soul. 18 Then Jonathan said to him, “Tomorrow is the new moon, and you will be missed, because your seat will be empty. 19 On the third day go down quickly to the place where you hid yourself when the matter was in hand, and remain beside the stone heap.4 20 And I will shoot three arrows to the side of it, as though I shot at a mark. 21 And behold, I will send the boy, saying, ‘Go, find the arrows.' If I say to the boy, ‘Look, the arrows are on this side of you, take them,' then you are to come, for, as the LORD lives, it is safe for you and there is no danger. 22 But if I say to the youth, ‘Look, the arrows are beyond you,' then go, for the LORD has sent you away. 23 And as for the matter of which you and I have spoken, behold, the LORD is between you and me forever.” 24 So David hid himself in the field. And when the new moon came, the king sat down to eat food. 25 The king sat on his seat, as at other times, on the seat by the wall. Jonathan sat opposite,5 and Abner sat by Saul's side, but David's place was empty. 26 Yet Saul did not say anything that day, for he thought, “Something has happened to him. He is not clean; surely he is not clean.” 27 But on the second day, the day after the new moon, David's place was empty. And Saul said to Jonathan his son, “Why has not the son of Jesse come to the meal, either yesterday or today?” 28 Jonathan answered Saul, “David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem. 29 He said, ‘Let me go, for our clan holds a sacrifice in the city, and my brother has commanded me to be there. So now, if I have found favor in your eyes, let me get away and see my brothers.' For this reason he has not come to the king's table.” 30 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him, “You son of a perverse, rebellious woman, do I not know that you have chosen the son of Jesse to your own shame, and to the shame of your mother's nakedness? 31 For as long as the son of Jesse lives on the earth, neither you nor your kingdom shall be established. Therefore send and bring him to me, for he shall surely die.” 32 Then Jonathan answered Saul his father, “Why should he be put to death? What has he done?” 33 But Saul hurled his spear at him to strike him. So Jonathan knew that his father was determined to put David to death. 34 And Jonathan rose from the table in fierce anger and ate no food the second day of the month, for he was grieved for David, because his father had disgraced him. 35 In the morning Jonathan went out into the field to the appointment with David, and with him a little boy. 36 And he said to his boy, “Run and find the arrows that I shoot.” As the boy ran, he shot an arrow beyond him. 37 And when the boy came to the place of the arrow that Jonathan had shot, Jonathan called after the boy and said, “Is not the arrow beyond you?” 38 And Jonathan called after the boy, “Hurry! Be quick! Do not stay!” So Jonathan's boy gathered up the arrows and came to his master. 39 But the boy knew nothing. Only Jonathan and David knew the matter. 40 And Jonathan gave his weapons to his boy and said to him, “Go and carry them to the city.” 41 And as soon as the boy had gone, David rose from beside the stone heap6 and fell on his face to the ground and bowed three times. And they kissed one another and wept with one another, David weeping the most. 42 Then Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, because we have sworn both of us in the name of the LORD, saying, ‘The LORD shall be between me and you, and between my offspring and your offspring, forever.'” And he rose and departed, and Jonathan went into the city.7 David and the Holy Bread 21 8 Then David came to Nob, to Ahimelech the priest. And Ahimelech came to meet David, trembling, and said to him, “Why are you alone, and no one with you?” 2 And David said to Ahimelech the priest, “The king has charged me with a matter and said to me, ‘Let no one know anything of the matter about which I send you, and with which I have charged you.' I have made an appointment with the young men for such and such a place. 3 Now then, what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever is here.” 4 And the priest answered David, “I have no common bread on hand, but there is holy bread—if the young men have kept themselves from women.” 5 And David answered the priest, “Truly women have been kept from us as always when I go on an expedition. The vessels of the young men are holy even when it is an ordinary journey. How much more today will their vessels be holy?” 6 So the priest gave him the holy bread, for there was no bread there but the bread of the Presence, which is removed from before the LORD, to be replaced by hot bread on the day it is taken away. 7 Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD. His name was Doeg the Edomite, the chief of Saul's herdsmen. 8 Then David said to Ahimelech, “Then have you not here a spear or a sword at hand? For I have brought neither my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's business required haste.” 9 And the priest said, “The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you struck down in the Valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you will take that, take it, for there is none but that here.” And David said, “There is none like that; give it to me.” David Flees to Gath 10 And David rose and fled that day from Saul and went to Achish the king of Gath. 11 And the servants of Achish said to him, “Is not this David the king of the land? Did they not sing to one another of him in dances,   ‘Saul has struck down his thousands,    and David his ten thousands'?” 12 And David took these words to heart and was much afraid of Achish the king of Gath. 13 So he changed his behavior before them and pretended to be insane in their hands and made marks on the doors of the gate and let his spittle run down his beard. 14 Then Achish said to his servants, “Behold, you see the man is mad. Why then have you brought him to me? 15 Do I lack madmen, that you have brought this fellow to behave as a madman in my presence? Shall this fellow come into my house?” Footnotes [1] 20:12 Hebrew lacks be witness [2] 20:15 Or but if I die, do not cut off [3] 20:16 Septuagint earth, 16let not the name of Jonathan be cut off from the house of David. And may [4] 20:19 Septuagint; Hebrew the stone Ezel [5] 20:25 Compare Septuagint; Hebrew stood up [6] 20:41 Septuagint; Hebrew from beside the south [7] 20:42 This sentence is 21:1 in Hebrew [8] 21:1 Ch 21:2 in Hebrew (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 119:65–72 Psalm 119:65–72 (Listen) Teth 65   You have dealt well with your servant,    O LORD, according to your word.66   Teach me good judgment and knowledge,    for I believe in your commandments.67   Before I was afflicted I went astray,    but now I keep your word.68   You are good and do good;    teach me your statutes.69   The insolent smear me with lies,    but with my whole heart I keep your precepts;70   their heart is unfeeling like fat,    but I delight in your law.71   It is good for me that I was afflicted,    that I might learn your statutes.72   The law of your mouth is better to me    than thousands of gold and silver pieces. (ESV) New Testament: Galatians 1–2 Galatians 1–2 (Listen) Greeting 1 Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead—2 and all the brothers1 who are with me, To the churches of Galatia: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. No Other Gospel 6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. 10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant2 of Christ. Paul Called by God 11 For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel.3 12 For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. 14 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when he who had set me apart before I was born,4 and who called me by his grace, 16 was pleased to reveal his Son to5 me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone;6 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. 18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days. 19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother. 20 (In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!) 21 Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23 They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified God because of me. Paul Accepted by the Apostles 2 Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. 2 I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run in vain. 3 But even Titus, who was with me, was not forced to be circumcised, though he was a Greek. 4 Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery—5 to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you. 6 And from those who seemed to be influential (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)—those, I say, who seemed influential added nothing to me. 7 On the contrary, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been entrusted with the gospel to the circumcised 8 (for he who worked through Peter for his apostolic ministry to the circumcised worked also through me for mine to the Gentiles), 9 and when James and Cephas and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given to me, they gave the right hand of fellowship to Barnabas and me, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. 10 Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do. Paul Opposes Peter 11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. 12 For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party.7 13 And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. 14 But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?” Justified by Faith 15 We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; 16 yet we know that a person is not justified8 by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified. 17 But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! 18 For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor. 19 For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness9 were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose. Footnotes [1] 1:2 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verse 11 [2] 1:10 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface [3] 1:11 Greek not according to man [4] 1:15 Greek set me apart from my mother's womb [5] 1:16 Greek in [6] 1:16 Greek with flesh and blood [7] 2:12 Or fearing those of the circumcision [8] 2:16 Or counted righteous (three times in verse 16); also verse 17 [9] 2:21 Or justification (ESV)

ESV: Every Day in the Word
May 18: 1 Samuel 20–21; Acts 9:32–43; Psalm 119:65–72; Proverbs 16:4–5

ESV: Every Day in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 11:31


Old Testament: 1 Samuel 20–21 1 Samuel 20–21 (Listen) Jonathan Warns David 20 Then David fled from Naioth in Ramah and came and said before Jonathan, “What have I done? What is my guilt? And what is my sin before your father, that he seeks my life?” 2 And he said to him, “Far from it! You shall not die. Behold, my father does nothing either great or small without disclosing it to me. And why should my father hide this from me? It is not so.” 3 But David vowed again, saying, “Your father knows well that I have found favor in your eyes, and he thinks, ‘Do not let Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved.' But truly, as the LORD lives and as your soul lives, there is but a step between me and death.” 4 Then Jonathan said to David, “Whatever you say, I will do for you.” 5 David said to Jonathan, “Behold, tomorrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit at table with the king. But let me go, that I may hide myself in the field till the third day at evening. 6 If your father misses me at all, then say, ‘David earnestly asked leave of me to run to Bethlehem his city, for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the clan.' 7 If he says, ‘Good!' it will be well with your servant, but if he is angry, then know that harm is determined by him. 8 Therefore deal kindly with your servant, for you have brought your servant into a covenant of the LORD with you. But if there is guilt in me, kill me yourself, for why should you bring me to your father?” 9 And Jonathan said, “Far be it from you! If I knew that it was determined by my father that harm should come to you, would I not tell you?” 10 Then David said to Jonathan, “Who will tell me if your father answers you roughly?” 11 And Jonathan said to David, “Come, let us go out into the field.” So they both went out into the field. 12 And Jonathan said to David, “The LORD, the God of Israel, be witness!1 When I have sounded out my father, about this time tomorrow, or the third day, behold, if he is well disposed toward David, shall I not then send and disclose it to you? 13 But should it please my father to do you harm, the LORD do so to Jonathan and more also if I do not disclose it to you and send you away, that you may go in safety. May the LORD be with you, as he has been with my father. 14 If I am still alive, show me the steadfast love of the LORD, that I may not die; 15 and do not cut off2 your steadfast love from my house forever, when the LORD cuts off every one of the enemies of David from the face of the earth.” 16 And Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, “May3 the LORD take vengeance on David's enemies.” 17 And Jonathan made David swear again by his love for him, for he loved him as he loved his own soul. 18 Then Jonathan said to him, “Tomorrow is the new moon, and you will be missed, because your seat will be empty. 19 On the third day go down quickly to the place where you hid yourself when the matter was in hand, and remain beside the stone heap.4 20 And I will shoot three arrows to the side of it, as though I shot at a mark. 21 And behold, I will send the boy, saying, ‘Go, find the arrows.' If I say to the boy, ‘Look, the arrows are on this side of you, take them,' then you are to come, for, as the LORD lives, it is safe for you and there is no danger. 22 But if I say to the youth, ‘Look, the arrows are beyond you,' then go, for the LORD has sent you away. 23 And as for the matter of which you and I have spoken, behold, the LORD is between you and me forever.” 24 So David hid himself in the field. And when the new moon came, the king sat down to eat food. 25 The king sat on his seat, as at other times, on the seat by the wall. Jonathan sat opposite,5 and Abner sat by Saul's side, but David's place was empty. 26 Yet Saul did not say anything that day, for he thought, “Something has happened to him. He is not clean; surely he is not clean.” 27 But on the second day, the day after the new moon, David's place was empty. And Saul said to Jonathan his son, “Why has not the son of Jesse come to the meal, either yesterday or today?” 28 Jonathan answered Saul, “David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem. 29 He said, ‘Let me go, for our clan holds a sacrifice in the city, and my brother has commanded me to be there. So now, if I have found favor in your eyes, let me get away and see my brothers.' For this reason he has not come to the king's table.” 30 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him, “You son of a perverse, rebellious woman, do I not know that you have chosen the son of Jesse to your own shame, and to the shame of your mother's nakedness? 31 For as long as the son of Jesse lives on the earth, neither you nor your kingdom shall be established. Therefore send and bring him to me, for he shall surely die.” 32 Then Jonathan answered Saul his father, “Why should he be put to death? What has he done?” 33 But Saul hurled his spear at him to strike him. So Jonathan knew that his father was determined to put David to death. 34 And Jonathan rose from the table in fierce anger and ate no food the second day of the month, for he was grieved for David, because his father had disgraced him. 35 In the morning Jonathan went out into the field to the appointment with David, and with him a little boy. 36 And he said to his boy, “Run and find the arrows that I shoot.” As the boy ran, he shot an arrow beyond him. 37 And when the boy came to the place of the arrow that Jonathan had shot, Jonathan called after the boy and said, “Is not the arrow beyond you?” 38 And Jonathan called after the boy, “Hurry! Be quick! Do not stay!” So Jonathan's boy gathered up the arrows and came to his master. 39 But the boy knew nothing. Only Jonathan and David knew the matter. 40 And Jonathan gave his weapons to his boy and said to him, “Go and carry them to the city.” 41 And as soon as the boy had gone, David rose from beside the stone heap6 and fell on his face to the ground and bowed three times. And they kissed one another and wept with one another, David weeping the most. 42 Then Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, because we have sworn both of us in the name of the LORD, saying, ‘The LORD shall be between me and you, and between my offspring and your offspring, forever.'” And he rose and departed, and Jonathan went into the city.7 David and the Holy Bread 21 8 Then David came to Nob, to Ahimelech the priest. And Ahimelech came to meet David, trembling, and said to him, “Why are you alone, and no one with you?” 2 And David said to Ahimelech the priest, “The king has charged me with a matter and said to me, ‘Let no one know anything of the matter about which I send you, and with which I have charged you.' I have made an appointment with the young men for such and such a place. 3 Now then, what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever is here.” 4 And the priest answered David, “I have no common bread on hand, but there is holy bread—if the young men have kept themselves from women.” 5 And David answered the priest, “Truly women have been kept from us as always when I go on an expedition. The vessels of the young men are holy even when it is an ordinary journey. How much more today will their vessels be holy?” 6 So the priest gave him the holy bread, for there was no bread there but the bread of the Presence, which is removed from before the LORD, to be replaced by hot bread on the day it is taken away. 7 Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD. His name was Doeg the Edomite, the chief of Saul's herdsmen. 8 Then David said to Ahimelech, “Then have you not here a spear or a sword at hand? For I have brought neither my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king's business required haste.” 9 And the priest said, “The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you struck down in the Valley of Elah, behold, it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you will take that, take it, for there is none but that here.” And David said, “There is none like that; give it to me.” David Flees to Gath 10 And David rose and fled that day from Saul and went to Achish the king of Gath. 11 And the servants of Achish said to him, “Is not this David the king of the land? Did they not sing to one another of him in dances,   ‘Saul has struck down his thousands,    and David his ten thousands'?” 12 And David took these words to heart and was much afraid of Achish the king of Gath. 13 So he changed his behavior before them and pretended to be insane in their hands and made marks on the doors of the gate and let his spittle run down his beard. 14 Then Achish said to his servants, “Behold, you see the man is mad. Why then have you brought him to me? 15 Do I lack madmen, that you have brought this fellow to behave as a madman in my presence? Shall this fellow come into my house?” Footnotes [1] 20:12 Hebrew lacks be witness [2] 20:15 Or but if I die, do not cut off [3] 20:16 Septuagint earth, 16let not the name of Jonathan be cut off from the house of David. And may [4] 20:19 Septuagint; Hebrew the stone Ezel [5] 20:25 Compare Septuagint; Hebrew stood up [6] 20:41 Septuagint; Hebrew from beside the south [7] 20:42 This sentence is 21:1 in Hebrew [8] 21:1 Ch 21:2 in Hebrew (ESV) New Testament: Acts 9:32–43 Acts 9:32–43 (Listen) The Healing of Aeneas 32 Now as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda. 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, bedridden for eight years, who was paralyzed. 34 And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed.” And immediately he rose. 35 And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord. Dorcas Restored to Life 36 Now there was in Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which, translated, means Dorcas.1 She was full of good works and acts of charity. 37 In those days she became ill and died, and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. 38 Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him, urging him, “Please come to us without delay.” 39 So Peter rose and went with them. And when he arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping and showing tunics2 and other garments that Dorcas made while she was with them. 40 But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. 41 And he gave her his hand and raised her up. Then, calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive. 42 And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. 43 And he stayed in Joppa for many days with one Simon, a tanner. Footnotes [1] 9:36 The Aramaic name Tabitha and the Greek name Dorcas both mean gazelle [2] 9:39 Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 119:65–72 Psalm 119:65–72 (Listen) Teth 65   You have dealt well with your servant,    O LORD, according to your word.66   Teach me good judgment and knowledge,    for I believe in your commandments.67   Before I was afflicted I went astray,    but now I keep your word.68   You are good and do good;    teach me your statutes.69   The insolent smear me with lies,    but with my whole heart I keep your precepts;70   their heart is unfeeling like fat,    but I delight in your law.71   It is good for me that I was afflicted,    that I might learn your statutes.72   The law of your mouth is better to me    than thousands of gold and silver pieces. (ESV) Proverb: Proverbs 16:4–5 Proverbs 16:4–5 (Listen) 4   The LORD has made everything for its purpose,    even the wicked for the day of trouble.5   Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the LORD;    be assured, he will not go unpunished. (ESV)

Dolman Law Group Podcast
When Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Dolman Law Group Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 20:50


When auto accidents happen, insurance companies are looking to minimize how much they pay you or not pay you at all—and they will succeed if you go to them as an unrepresented claimant.  There are times when you don't need a lawyer. For example, if you get into a minor parking lot fender bender, and it's someone else's fault, no one is injured, and all you're trying to do is get your car fixed, then you don't need a lawyer. In that case, liability is admitted, no one is injured, and no genuine issue of contention. Learn more in this episode of the David vs. Goliath podcast with elite civil trial lawyers Matt Dolman and his partner, Stan Gipe. They discuss the need to hire a personal injury lawyer, avoid common mistakes that could hurt your claims before it's too late, and more.   In this episode: [00:34] Matt Dolman introduces the topic of the day: the need for hiring a personal injury lawyer [00:49] When do I NOT need to hire a personal injury lawyer? Stan Gipe explains  [02:53] Open-and-shut case? Not so fast. When you need to hire a lawyer after an accident before it's too late [04:19] Why it is a struggle to find a doctor after an auto accident  [05:07] The type of doctor you need after an auto accident  [07:02] Exacerbation of a preexisting condition and the eggshell plaintiff rule  [09:29] Your insurance company does not like to pay you. How to make sure you don't give them a reason not to  [11:52] The dilemma of a pro se plaintiff or unrepresented claimant  [13:45] Mistakes unrepresented claimants make [15:02] Understanding the no-fault or PIP coverage  [16:39] What does it cost you to hire a top personal injury lawyer? $0 (zero dollars). Stan talks about why that is so

United Church of God Sermons
Slain Any Giants Lately?

United Church of God Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 62:00


By Dan Taylor in Lubbock, TX - May 7, 2022 - Too often, we put off confronting our problems in life. We wait for that appropriate time. We hope it will come around. But it never seems to do so. Instead, our problems grow bigger, and we feel less capable than ever to conquer them. There is a story in the Bible that is the quintessential blueprint for dealing with the problems we face; one we can learn a lot from. What can we learn from David as he faced down Goliath?

PowerPoint on Oneplace.com
Facing Your Giants

PowerPoint on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 28:04


As he continues his series, Heart of a Champion, on the life of David, Pastor Jack Graham examines the core convictions and values of great leaders such as David, who killed the giant Goliath but was overlooked by his own family. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/395/29

No Doubt No Fear Only Believe
Christian Podcast King David uses his faith and the spoken word to defeat Goliath

No Doubt No Fear Only Believe

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 15:08


27 in this episode, we continue looking at how King David defeated Goliath.I believe King David defeated Goliath with his words and the power of God.God spoke the world into existence and it's the same here for you and me to walk by faith by using our words and adding action.

On the Schmooze Podcast: Leadership | Strategic Networking | Relationship Building
OTS 282: “Overnight Success” – Elaine Pofeldt

On the Schmooze Podcast: Leadership | Strategic Networking | Relationship Building

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 52:45


Today's guest specializes in small business and entrepreneurship. She's an independent journalist and author who has contributed to publications such as Fortune (where she has written the David vs. Goliath column), Money, CNBC, Inc., Forbes, AARP Life Reimagined, Crain's New York Business, Dr. Oz, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, and a variety of other outlets on […] The post OTS 282: “Overnight Success” – Elaine Pofeldt appeared first on Robbie Samuels.

Les digital doers - ceux qui font le e-commerce
#139 SPRING - Laure Favre - Co-fondatrice

Les digital doers - ceux qui font le e-commerce

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 69:28


Dans cet épisode, nous allons laver plus blanc que blanc ! Ce célèbre slogan pour de la lessive renvoie à des temps révolus. Aujourd'hui les contraintes et prises de conscience environnementales imposent de repenser certaines de nos habitudes de consommation. La lessive et plus globalement les produits ménagers sont constitués d'eau environ 80%. Donc quand nous les achetons, nous achetons principalement de l'eau, que nous devons donc transporter, alors qu'il en coule de tous nos robinets… Un sujet dont s'est saisi Spring, une DNVB française qui propose des produits ménagers secs, c'est à dire sous forme de pastilles, qu'il faut dissoudre dans l'eau. Pour en parler, j'ai le grand plaisir de recevoir une femme, elles sont encore trop peu présentes ici pour ne pas le souligner, je reçois donc Laure Favre, co-fondatrice de Spring et plus particulièrement en charge de la marque. Tenu historiquement par des grands groupes comme Procter & Gamble ou Unilever, avec Laure, nous parlons de ce fameux marché des produits d'entretiens. Quelles ont été les évolutions produits de ces dernières années ? Comment les consommateurs évoluent-ils ? Les habitudes d'utilisation ont-elles changé ? Quelles sont les tendances de fond ? Nous poursuivons sur le sujet de la proposition de valeur de Spring. Une DNVB qui s'attaque aux géants du secteur, c'est un peu David contre Goliath, alors comment s'y prend on ? Comment innove-t-on ? Nous nous intéressons aussi à la fabrication des produits et aux ambitions de développement de Spring. Enfin, un focus important sur la relation clients. Plus que pour n'importe quelle autre marque, un des assets fort d'une DNVB, c'est la relation qu'elle établit avec ses clients. Ici nous parlerons CRM, Data, fidélisation et réseaux sociaux. Bonne écoute, toujours sans coupure !  

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
May 16: 1 Samuel 17; Psalm 119:49–56; 2 Corinthians 9–10

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 14:12


Old Testament: 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 17 (Listen) David and Goliath 17 Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle. And they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim. 2 And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered, and encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in line of battle against the Philistines. 3 And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with a valley between them. 4 And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six1 cubits2 and a span. 5 He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels3 of bronze. 6 And he had bronze armor on his legs, and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders. 7 The shaft of his spear was like a weaver's beam, and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron. And his shield-bearer went before him. 8 He stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why have you come out to draw up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me. 9 If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us.” 10 And the Philistine said, “I defy the ranks of Israel this day. Give me a man, that we may fight together.” 11 When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid. 12 Now David was the son of an Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, named Jesse, who had eight sons. In the days of Saul the man was already old and advanced in years.4 13 The three oldest sons of Jesse had followed Saul to the battle. And the names of his three sons who went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and next to him Abinadab, and the third Shammah. 14 David was the youngest. The three eldest followed Saul, 15 but David went back and forth from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem. 16 For forty days the Philistine came forward and took his stand, morning and evening. 17 And Jesse said to David his son, “Take for your brothers an ephah5 of this parched grain, and these ten loaves, and carry them quickly to the camp to your brothers. 18 Also take these ten cheeses to the commander of their thousand. See if your brothers are well, and bring some token from them.” 19 Now Saul and they and all the men of Israel were in the Valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines. 20 And David rose early in the morning and left the sheep with a keeper and took the provisions and went, as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the encampment as the host was going out to the battle line, shouting the war cry. 21 And Israel and the Philistines drew up for battle, army against army. 22 And David left the things in charge of the keeper of the baggage and ran to the ranks and went and greeted his brothers. 23 As he talked with them, behold, the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, came up out of the ranks of the Philistines and spoke the same words as before. And David heard him. 24 All the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him and were much afraid. 25 And the men of Israel said, “Have you seen this man who has come up? Surely he has come up to defy Israel. And the king will enrich the man who kills him with great riches and will give him his daughter and make his father's house free in Israel.” 26 And David said to the men who stood by him, “What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” 27 And the people answered him in the same way, “So shall it be done to the man who kills him.” 28 Now Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spoke to the men. And Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, “Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your presumption and the evil of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle.” 29 And David said, “What have I done now? Was it not but a word?” 30 And he turned away from him toward another, and spoke in the same way, and the people answered him again as before. 31 When the words that David spoke were heard, they repeated them before Saul, and he sent for him. 32 And David said to Saul, “Let no man's heart fail because of him. Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” 33 And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for you are but a youth, and he has been a man of war from his youth.” 34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep sheep for his father. And when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb from the flock, 35 I went after him and struck him and delivered it out of his mouth. And if he arose against me, I caught him by his beard and struck him and killed him. 36 Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God.” 37 And David said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the LORD be with you!” 38 Then Saul clothed David with his armor. He put a helmet of bronze on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail, 39 and David strapped his sword over his armor. And he tried in vain to go, for he had not tested them. Then David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, for I have not tested them.” So David put them off. 40 Then he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the brook and put them in his shepherd's pouch. His sling was in his hand, and he approached the Philistine. 41 And the Philistine moved forward and came near to David, with his shield-bearer in front of him. 42 And when the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was but a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance. 43 And the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44 The Philistine said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and to the beasts of the field.” 45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. And I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, 47 and that all this assembly may know that the LORD saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the LORD's, and he will give you into our hand.” 48 When the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. 49 And David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone and slung it and struck the Philistine on his forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground. 50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. There was no sword in the hand of David. 51 Then David ran and stood over the Philistine and took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled. 52 And the men of Israel and Judah rose with a shout and pursued the Philistines as far as Gath6 and the gates of Ekron, so that the wounded Philistines fell on the way from Shaaraim as far as Gath and Ekron. 53 And the people of Israel came back from chasing the Philistines, and they plundered their camp. 54 And David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put his armor in his tent. 55 As soon as Saul saw David go out against the Philistine, he said to Abner, the commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is this youth?” And Abner said, “As your soul lives, O king, I do not know.” 56 And the king said, “Inquire whose son the boy is.” 57 And as soon as David returned from the striking down of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand. 58 And Saul said to him, “Whose son are you, young man?” And David answered, “I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.” Footnotes [1] 17:4 Hebrew; Septuagint, Dead Sea Scroll and Josephus four [2] 17:4 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [3] 17:5 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams [4] 17:12 Septuagint, Syriac; Hebrew advanced among men [5] 17:17 An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters [6] 17:52 Septuagint; Hebrew Gai (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 119:49–56 Psalm 119:49–56 (Listen) Zayin 49   Remember your word to your servant,    in which you have made me hope.50   This is my comfort in my affliction,    that your promise gives me life.51   The insolent utterly deride me,    but I do not turn away from your law.52   When I think of your rules from of old,    I take comfort, O LORD.53   Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked,    who forsake your law.54   Your statutes have been my songs    in the house of my sojourning.55   I remember your name in the night, O LORD,    and keep your law.56   This blessing has fallen to me,    that I have kept your precepts. (ESV) New Testament: 2 Corinthians 9–10 2 Corinthians 9–10 (Listen) The Collection for Christians in Jerusalem 9 Now it is superfluous for me to write to you about the ministry for the saints, 2 for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready since last year. And your zeal has stirred up most of them. 3 But I am sending1 the brothers so that our boasting about you may not prove empty in this matter, so that you may be ready, as I said you would be. 4 Otherwise, if some Macedonians come with me and find that you are not ready, we would be humiliated—to say nothing of you—for being so confident. 5 So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance for the gift2 you have promised, so that it may be ready as a willing gift, not as an exaction.3 The Cheerful Giver 6 The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully4 will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency5 in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. 9 As it is written,   “He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor;    his righteousness endures forever.” 10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. 12 For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. 13 By their approval of this service, they6 will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, 14 while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. 15 Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! Paul Defends His Ministry 10 I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!—2 I beg of you that when I am present I may not have to show boldness with such confidence as I count on showing against some who suspect us of walking according to the flesh. 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 6 being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete. 7 Look at what is before your eyes. If anyone is confident that he is Christ's, let him remind himself that just as he is Christ's, so also are we. 8 For even if I boast a little too much of our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be ashamed. 9 I do not want to appear to be frightening you with my letters. 10 For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account.” 11 Let such a person understand that what we say by letter when absent, we do when present. 12 Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding. 13 But we will not boast beyond limits, but will boast only with regard to the area of influence God assigned to us, to reach even to you. 14 For we are not overextending ourselves, as though we did not reach you. For we were the first to come all the way to you with the gospel of Christ. 15 We do not boast beyond limit in the labors of others. But our hope is that as your faith increases, our area of influence among you may be greatly enlarged, 16 so that we may preach the gospel in lands beyond you, without boasting of work already done in another's area of influence. 17 “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” 18 For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends. Footnotes [1] 9:3 Or I have sent [2] 9:5 Greek blessing; twice in this verse [3] 9:5 Or a gift expecting something in return; Greek greed [4] 9:6 Greek with blessings; twice in this verse [5] 9:8 Or all contentment [6] 9:13 Or you (ESV)

ESV: Every Day in the Word
May 16: 1 Samuel 17; Acts 8; Psalm 119:49–56; Proverbs 15:33

ESV: Every Day in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 14:29


Old Testament: 1 Samuel 17 1 Samuel 17 (Listen) David and Goliath 17 Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle. And they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim. 2 And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered, and encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in line of battle against the Philistines. 3 And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with a valley between them. 4 And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six1 cubits2 and a span. 5 He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels3 of bronze. 6 And he had bronze armor on his legs, and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders. 7 The shaft of his spear was like a weaver's beam, and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron. And his shield-bearer went before him. 8 He stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why have you come out to draw up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me. 9 If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us.” 10 And the Philistine said, “I defy the ranks of Israel this day. Give me a man, that we may fight together.” 11 When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid. 12 Now David was the son of an Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, named Jesse, who had eight sons. In the days of Saul the man was already old and advanced in years.4 13 The three oldest sons of Jesse had followed Saul to the battle. And the names of his three sons who went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and next to him Abinadab, and the third Shammah. 14 David was the youngest. The three eldest followed Saul, 15 but David went back and forth from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem. 16 For forty days the Philistine came forward and took his stand, morning and evening. 17 And Jesse said to David his son, “Take for your brothers an ephah5 of this parched grain, and these ten loaves, and carry them quickly to the camp to your brothers. 18 Also take these ten cheeses to the commander of their thousand. See if your brothers are well, and bring some token from them.” 19 Now Saul and they and all the men of Israel were in the Valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines. 20 And David rose early in the morning and left the sheep with a keeper and took the provisions and went, as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the encampment as the host was going out to the battle line, shouting the war cry. 21 And Israel and the Philistines drew up for battle, army against army. 22 And David left the things in charge of the keeper of the baggage and ran to the ranks and went and greeted his brothers. 23 As he talked with them, behold, the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, came up out of the ranks of the Philistines and spoke the same words as before. And David heard him. 24 All the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him and were much afraid. 25 And the men of Israel said, “Have you seen this man who has come up? Surely he has come up to defy Israel. And the king will enrich the man who kills him with great riches and will give him his daughter and make his father's house free in Israel.” 26 And David said to the men who stood by him, “What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” 27 And the people answered him in the same way, “So shall it be done to the man who kills him.” 28 Now Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spoke to the men. And Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, “Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your presumption and the evil of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle.” 29 And David said, “What have I done now? Was it not but a word?” 30 And he turned away from him toward another, and spoke in the same way, and the people answered him again as before. 31 When the words that David spoke were heard, they repeated them before Saul, and he sent for him. 32 And David said to Saul, “Let no man's heart fail because of him. Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” 33 And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for you are but a youth, and he has been a man of war from his youth.” 34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep sheep for his father. And when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb from the flock, 35 I went after him and struck him and delivered it out of his mouth. And if he arose against me, I caught him by his beard and struck him and killed him. 36 Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God.” 37 And David said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the LORD be with you!” 38 Then Saul clothed David with his armor. He put a helmet of bronze on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail, 39 and David strapped his sword over his armor. And he tried in vain to go, for he had not tested them. Then David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, for I have not tested them.” So David put them off. 40 Then he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the brook and put them in his shepherd's pouch. His sling was in his hand, and he approached the Philistine. 41 And the Philistine moved forward and came near to David, with his shield-bearer in front of him. 42 And when the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was but a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance. 43 And the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44 The Philistine said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and to the beasts of the field.” 45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. And I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, 47 and that all this assembly may know that the LORD saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the LORD's, and he will give you into our hand.” 48 When the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. 49 And David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone and slung it and struck the Philistine on his forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground. 50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. There was no sword in the hand of David. 51 Then David ran and stood over the Philistine and took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled. 52 And the men of Israel and Judah rose with a shout and pursued the Philistines as far as Gath6 and the gates of Ekron, so that the wounded Philistines fell on the way from Shaaraim as far as Gath and Ekron. 53 And the people of Israel came back from chasing the Philistines, and they plundered their camp. 54 And David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put his armor in his tent. 55 As soon as Saul saw David go out against the Philistine, he said to Abner, the commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is this youth?” And Abner said, “As your soul lives, O king, I do not know.” 56 And the king said, “Inquire whose son the boy is.” 57 And as soon as David returned from the striking down of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand. 58 And Saul said to him, “Whose son are you, young man?” And David answered, “I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.” Footnotes [1] 17:4 Hebrew; Septuagint, Dead Sea Scroll and Josephus four [2] 17:4 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [3] 17:5 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams [4] 17:12 Septuagint, Syriac; Hebrew advanced among men [5] 17:17 An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters [6] 17:52 Septuagint; Hebrew Gai (ESV) New Testament: Acts 8 Acts 8 (Listen) Saul Ravages the Church 8 And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 2 Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him. 3 But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison. Philip Proclaims Christ in Samaria 4 Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word. 5 Philip went down to the city1 of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ. 6 And the crowds with one accord paid attention to what was being said by Philip, when they heard him and saw the signs that he did. 7 For unclean spirits, crying out with a loud voice, came out of many who had them, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. 8 So there was much joy in that city. Simon the Magician Believes 9 But there was a man named Simon, who had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was somebody great. 10 They all paid attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the power of God that is called Great.” 11 And they paid attention to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his magic. 12 But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 13 Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles2 performed, he was amazed. 14 Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, 15 who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 for he had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit. 18 Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money, 19 saying, “Give me this power also, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” 20 But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! 21 You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before God. 22 Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you. 23 For I see that you are in the gall3 of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.” 24 And Simon answered, “Pray for me to the Lord, that nothing of what you have said may come upon me.” 25 Now when they had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel to many villages of the Samaritans. Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch 26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south4 to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. 27 And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28 and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29 And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” 30 So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 32 Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this:   “Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter    and like a lamb before its shearer is silent,    so he opens not his mouth.33   In his humiliation justice was denied him.    Who can describe his generation?  For his life is taken away from the earth.” 34 And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. 36 And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?”5 38 And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. 39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea. Footnotes [1] 8:5 Some manuscripts a city [2] 8:13 Greek works of power [3] 8:23 That is, a bitter fluid secreted by the liver; bile [4] 8:26 Or go at about noon [5] 8:36 Some manuscripts add all or most of verse 37: And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he replied, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 119:49–56 Psalm 119:49–56 (Listen) Zayin 49   Remember your word to your servant,    in which you have made me hope.50   This is my comfort in my affliction,    that your promise gives me life.51   The insolent utterly deride me,    but I do not turn away from your law.52   When I think of your rules from of old,    I take comfort, O LORD.53   Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked,    who forsake your law.54   Your statutes have been my songs    in the house of my sojourning.55   I remember your name in the night, O LORD,    and keep your law.56   This blessing has fallen to me,    that I have kept your precepts. (ESV) Proverb: Proverbs 15:33 Proverbs 15:33 (Listen) 33   The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom,    and humility comes before honor. (ESV)

Starfleet Underground
Biggest Easter Egg Ever!

Starfleet Underground

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 69:43


A comet is about to destroy a world, and alien shepherds won't let Enterprise interfere! This has all been preordained. Captain Pike has a casual dinner party, but nobody tells Uhura it's casual, Kirk is in for a shock, music opens the Easter Egg. -Brought to you by Section 31- 00:00 Episode 123 00:30 Sometimes you just gotta laugh/Heather's new Hair 01:28 That Sucks 02:06 Did I turn that on? 02:25 A blessing 02:55 Are we on? 03:30 No recall 03:50 Welcome to the show...But, No Kids! 04:20 Shoe Horn 05:00 Mo-Hawk 05:25 Can't be had 05:53 There are 4 proposals? 06:30 Hot Engineer 07:00 Thank you Patreons! Join up! https://patreon.com/starfleetunderground 07:40 NASA sending pics of what!? https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1521579905154224129?s=20&t=efPijqijEuZ-LIhqRJW-lg 08:30 Remembering Fred. We started our podcast with him. We named our Defiant-Class starship the "Beutler" in memory of him. We miss him. 09:20 QMX Badges - https://blog.trekcore.com/2022/05/review-qmx-finally-beams-down-uss-enterprise-delta-badges/ 10:10 EV suits? 10:55 Super7 ReAction Figures https://trekmovie.com/2022/05/11/second-wave-of-super7-star-trek-tng-figures-fills-out-crew-adds-judge-q-and-armus/ 12:25 The Orville is coming! June 2nd! https://trekmovie.com/2022/05/12/watch-new-trailer-for-the-orville-new-horizons/ 13:13 Bungle? They have a bunghole? 14:46 Landing Strip? 15:00 Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - S1E2 "Children of the Comet" 15:07 Teaser - Dinner Disaster 15:45 Never catch a Nausican with his pants down 16:40 Verbal Vulcan Bitch Slap 17:40 Saving a planet before breakfast 17:50 EAS=Red Alert! 18:10 Super Vibrate Mode 19:00 You go ahead 19:30 Doing Dishes 20:20 Uhura's Log 21:15 Telepathic Carrot Toss 22:30 Pike's Future 23:50 Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 24:20 Persephone 24:45 Foreshadowing is not like... 26:11 All dressed up 27:15 Enterprise Bingo 28:20 Feeling the Captain 30:45 Spock Playing video games? 31:10 Uhura-Centric 31:45 Engineer's gotta do it. 32:05 Act I - "Away Team" 32:28 The Biggest Easter Egg Ever! 32:50 Same kind of Kirk 33:21 Kirk's Mustache 33:45 Space Suit Defibrillator 34:15 Autocorrect in the future 34:38 Playing with Pussy 35:11 First Beaming 36:36 Kirk gets a Yahtzee 37:30 Grab em' by the what? 39:00 Act II - "Is the Universal Translator Broken?" 40:30 Like being hit from behind 41:10 Under Pressure 41:30 Pep Talk 41:50 Who has the bigger stick? 43:00 Something fell. 43:30 Shepard's Voice 44:50 Morgan Freeman? 45:45 Not sticking Dick in a Dot 46:10 Uhura Sings (in TOS) 46:45 Act III - "David vs. Goliath" 49:15 Preordained 50:30 Spock Pep Talk 51:20 Out of Body Experience Advantage 51:40 Close Encounters of the Uhura Kind 54:22 Kill them all! 54:50 Act IV - "Foretold by the Stars" 54:55 Evasive Fuck 58:00 Spock's Hot Shuttle Ride 59:00 Comet #Selfie! 1:00:00 Ortegas Kicks Ass! 1:01:24 Get in front of the Comet! 1:03:40 Sometimes Spock has to laugh 1:04:50 Shutting Down the Haters Thanks for listening! Now on Patreon! https://patreon.com/starfleetunderground Email: thecollective@starfleetunderground.com Website: starfleetunderground.com Twitter: twitter.com/StarfleetUnderG Instagram: instagram.com/starfleetunderground Facebook: facebook.com/starfleetunderground YouTube: www.youtube.com/Qtsy16 #StarTrek #StrangeNewWorlds Explicit

Making It Work: God and Your Work
Following God's Lead Through a Career Change - Eli Jones

Making It Work: God and Your Work

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 31:51


Whether you can't stand your job or just want to try something new, contemplating a career change can be intimidating. Dr. Eli Jones is a professor of Marketing, former Dean of Mays Business School, and Peggy May's eminent scholar in business at Texas A&M University. In his recent book, Run Toward your Goliaths, Dr. Jones shares about how faith helped him overcome his personal and professional giants to follow God's guidance in his work and career path. This included a career change as he switched from being a successful businessman to becoming a professor. This is the last episode of Season 3! We'll be back in September 2022.  Scripture References 1 Samuel 17 Additional Resources Run Toward Your Goliaths by Eli Jones Donate. This podcast is made possible through the financial support of people like you. Your gift of any size will enable us to continue resourcing Christians with high-quality biblically-based content that applies to everyday work. Donate at www.theologyofwork.org/donate

Sermons – RADIUS Church
Goliath - RADIUS Lexington

Sermons – RADIUS Church

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022


RADIUS Church Sun, 15 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000 http://radiuschurch.org?enmse_mid=300 1

Life Church of Lafayette
Living As A David in the Land of Goliath's - Video

Life Church of Lafayette

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 144:38


Welcome to the online media of Life Church of Lafayette, Louisiana

Life Church of Lafayette
Living As A David in the Land of Goliath's - Audio

Life Church of Lafayette

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 144:38


Welcome to the online media of Life Church of Lafayette, Louisiana

Mount Hope Podcast
Facing Giants

Mount Hope Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 51:43


What giants are you facing? The Holy Spirit can help you defeat the enemy just as David slayed Goliath. Join Pastor Kevin as he continues our "Expect Power" series.

Mosaic Boston
Reign of Grace in Life

Mosaic Boston

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 44:58


Audio Transcript: This media has been made available by Mosaic Boston Church. If you'd like to check out more resources, learn about Mosaic Boston and our neighborhood churches, or donate to this ministry, please visit mosaicboston.com. The title of the sermon is Reign of Grace in Life. A few questions to start things off. Why are people the way they are? You ever ask that question? Why are we the way we are? Why is everyone so selfish? Why is it that everyone condemns others for things that we do ourselves? Why is it that everyone violates the very standards of behavior we hold up as good and right? Why is the most universal experience of humans an uneasy conscience? We know we've done things that we shouldn't have done, and we have not done the things that we should have done. Why have we never been able to educate sin out of the human heart? Why haven't we been able to punish sin out of the human heart? Why haven't we been able to cancel sin from the human heart? Why have all of our efforts to address human problems by the government, it all leaves us with the same sinful humanity and just more problems. Why is it at nowhere at any time ever in world history, a sinless people has existed?? Why is evil so easy to fall into, but true goodness is so difficult to rise to? Why is our desire so strong for unchastity, fornication, adultery, and why is chastity so difficult? Why is it that with all of our technological advances, we haven't been able to curb moral degradation, we've only exacerbated because people have more opportunity to sin? Why is it universally and historically a case that the best people in the world morally speaking are the most conscious of their failures and acknowledge they're bent toward what is unworthy, unloving, dishonest, and pure? And why is that already in infancy, we can see clearly the pride, envy, selfishness of human life beginning to appear? Well, we find all of the answers to all those questions in Romans 5:12 through 21. Would you look at the text with me? "Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned. For sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man, Jesus Christ abounded for many. And the free gift is not like the result of that one man's sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. For if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. Therefore as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man's disobedience, the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience, the many will be made righteous. Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness, leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." This is the reading of God's holy inerrant, infallible authoritative word may He write these eternal truths upon our hearts. Three points to frame up our time. We'll look at ruin, rescue, and reign. First, ruin starting at verse 12. Therefore. The therefore alerts us that Paul is making a brand new point. It's flowing from his prior discussion. Last week, we talking about reconciliation, that we are reconciled with God because of the work of Jesus Christ. Therefore just as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, so death spread to all men because all sin. He's talking about two undeniable, indisputable facts of life, sin and death. They're universal. Universality of sin, universality of death. We can't deny these. Everywhere we look, we see evidence upon evidence upon evidence of these two. And we're victims of the twin evils of sin and death. Tanya and I, when we were in seminary in North Carolina, working through the MDiv. The seminary was next to a cemetery and we would go on nice romantic strolls in the evening at the cemetery. There was a little pond there, and I spent all day studying the holy scriptures. And then every evening it was just a reminder, I'm going to die. We're all going to die. It puts things into perspective. So death spread to all men because all sinned, all sin, that's past tense. So Adam's sin in some sense becomes our sin and our guilt. We are sinners by choice because we are sinners by nature. We're born sinners. We sin because of our nature. This is the doctrine of total depravity that every single one of our faculties in some sense is corrupt to the core. And we've inherited this corruption. So how does this inform parenting? Well, children are born as little sinners and unless you parent and disciple and teach them and correct them and rebuke, and exhort, that nature is going to take over. This text is about the fall of the entire human race through Adam. The penalty for sin is death and death reign from Adam to Moses. So in a sense, everybody in the world somehow broke the law in Adam, we're guilty for Adam's act of rebellion. Adam's sin brought condemnation upon the entire human race. We are related to Adam through one man's sin and death came into the world. This is the doctrine of original sin. Blaise Pascal said the doctrine of original sin is beyond our ability to explain, but without it, you can't explain anything. What's the difference between original sin and actual sin? Actual sin is when we do something that transgreses God's law. And that requires a conscious awareness that there is right and wrong and a conscious awareness of actual violation. This is why children are not held accountable for their sin until the age of accountability. Paul talks about that later. But when a baby's born, there's a period of time, conceived, born, there's a period of time between birth and accountability before the baby actually commits a sin. But then why do people still die? Before the infant even sinned, why do infants sometimes die? Why do babies die in infancy if death is the penalty for sin, but the baby hasn't sinned. Well, he continues in verse 13. For sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those sinning, those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. Now to understand what he's saying in verse 13, you've got to go back to chapter four, verse 15, where he says for the law brings wrath, but where there is no law, there is no transgression. So here he delineates, separates, sin and transgression. Verse 13, for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given. So there was sin before the law was given. After the law was given, now there's transgression of the law, but the sin was present before the law. Paul says the sin was present pervasive in the world from the time of Adam until the time of Moses, even though the specific commandments of law of Moses with their corresponding penalties hadn't been revealed yet. So how can it be if there was no law until the time of Moses? Why did people die? The same with the question with infants? Well, death reigned from Adam to Moses, he says, because of the imputation of Adam's sin to us. God gave Adam a covenant of works. I put you in the garden to work it and keep it, to have dominion over it, to protect the garden. God told Adam, do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Do anything, everything else, but do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good ne evil. That was the covenant of works. And Adam and Eve, in their created perfect nature, they had the ability to not sin. They also had the ability to sin. They could have lived eternally or they could have died, and they did because of disobedience. So now we have to deal with an objection. And I waited long enough until this objection. This objection rises in every single human heart. The objection is this. How can God blame me for Adam's sin? I didn't do it. I wasn't there. I don't even like apples that much. How is that fair? I was born this way. I am just following my nature. How can God hold me responsible for a sin nature? I didn't choose any of this. Also, doesn't the Bible itself teach that man isn't punished for his father's sins? Yes, it does teach that, though obviously the rules that apply to civil government and jurisprudence don't necessarily apply it to the divine government. The answer is just, we send an Adam. That's the answer to that scripture. Gives. How can God hold people responsible for what Adam did when we weren't in the garden? The classical reformed theology, the category that's given to describe how all of this fits together is federalism. Adam was the federal head of the human race. He was the biological head, everything started with him, but he was also a representative. Adam, his name means mankind, and he was the representative of mankind. And Adam's actions didn't just impact Adam, but they impacted everyone he represented and God appointed him to act for himself and his progeny. And still that doesn't satisfy, that answer, but I didn't choose Adam as my representative. I didn't get a vote. I didn't get a vote. God didn't ask. Well, you also didn't choose your parents. I didn't choose my parents. You didn't choose your grandparents. It's simply a fact of life that a great deal of what determines our lives is the consequence of the people that we are connected to. Is there a bird in here? Yes. That's awesome. Praise God. That's fun. That's fun. We all know this, no man is an island. It's an inescapable fact of human existence, that parents have a tremendous impact on their children and child inherit so much from their parents, both good and bad. This is why scripture so often emphasizes parents walking faithfully with the Lord as the primary means by which children are discipled. Children listen kind of to their parents, but they're more likely to do what their parents do. And if parents follow Jesus Christ, children are more likely to follow as well. Remember the story of Aiken, the whole household was destroyed because of Aiken's sin. And remember the deliverance of Rahab. Her whole household was saved from destruction because of her faith. Remember Israel's deliverance from the Philistines because of David. One day, he couldn't stand God being defamed by Goliath. 40 days and 40 nights, Goliath came out and just cussed God out, the God of Israel, Yahweh, and David had enough and David went and fought him. And David's victory was the victory of all the people as an imputed victory. Nations fall, and their population suffer, sometimes terribly, because of foolish rulers, just like children's lives are ruined because of the dereliction of their parents. So much of what determines the course of our lives we had nothing to do with. I'm fully aware I am very much the person I am in many ways, because of the work of my parents. The Lord is teaching us something. Matthew six. Don't be anxious. Look at the birds. They're just showing off. In many cases, these things were determined for us before we were ever even entering the world. It's like that with so much of our lives. It is what it is, that's what the text says. Like it or not, it's just the truth. This is the doctrine of imputation. We sin in Adam because Adam sinned and Adam's sin is imputed to all of us. It's reckoned. It's transferred to everyone in the human race. And honestly, the only satisfying answer I've found for myself regarding original sin and how is this fair, the only answer I found is, if we can't be held responsible for Adam's act of rebellion, if we don't like that imputation, then we can't be imputed the righteousness of Jesus Christ. The sin is imputed to us to get us to a place of hopelessness and helplessness. And then Jesus shows up and says, repent, believe in me, and my righteousness is gifted to you, not because of anything that you've done. So if you push back on Adam's sin being imputed to you, then you don't get Christ's righteousness imputed to you. You can't have it both ways. Second point is rescue, and this is verse 15. But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man, Jesus Christ abounded for many. The sin of Adam brought death and the death is a decaying degenerative force, but Christ brings in grace, which has a dynamic power to bring in life and restore that which has been destroyed. Jesus Christ fulfills the covenant of works, which the first Adam disobeyed. Christ's perfect obedience is now imputed to all those he represents under the covenant of grace, just by a gift. It's a free gift. And all we have to do is receive it. If someone right now gave you a check for a trillion dollars, and you can do whatever you want with this. No stipulations. That gift would be a drop in the ocean of the gift that God that gives us in Christ. Doesn't even come close. It's a free gift. It's a free gift. It's free. What did you do to earn the gift of grace and righteous? Nothing, nothing at all. This is the only way I can understand birthday gifts because birthday gifts should not be given to the child. They did nothing. Every single birthday of a child, everyone should bring gifts for mom and dad. That's what should happen, because they did all the work. But the gift is free. Not because the child did anything, it's just a free gift. This is what he's saying. It's grace, just receive it. Both Adam and Jesus are alike in certain ways. There's parallels. That's what he's doing here. Obviously, Jesus is far superior to Adam, but in both they're federal heads. In the sense, they're both fathers. Adam is the father of humanity, of everybody. And Jesus is the father of a new humanity. And each man determines the outcome of the lives of those who belong to him. If you study theology, there's a theology called covenant theology. And a lot of people think covenant theology is just all the covenants that God ever made. But basically covenant theology is just that there's two main covenants. There's a covenant God made with Adam, which is a covenant of works. And there's a covenant that God made with his son, Jesus Christ. In each case, the one man stands and acts as a representative of the race. This was never the case with Abraham. Abraham's faith was not given to his descendants, the descendants had to believe themselves. It wasn't true of David. David, his faithfulness as a king was not given just by virtue of them being connected to the other Kings. But the contrast is clear here that Adam's one act of sin, as bad as it was, is inferior to God's act of grace. Christ's obedience trump's Adam's disobedience. There is two teams, Team Adam and Team Jesus. Scripture talks about this in many ways. This kingdom of light, kingdom of darkness, that apart from Jesus Christ, we're naturally children of Satan. And then when we're reborn, adopting to the family of God, we're children of God, but it's either ... There we go. Just everyone, just repent. Just everybody repent, trust in Jesus Christ. That's what the bird is trying to tell everybody. Verse 16, the free gift is not like the result of that one man's sin, for the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. So thanks to Adam, we get condemnation. Thanks to Jesus, we get justification. And that brings us to point three is reign in verse 17. For if, because of one man's trespass death reigned through the one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. There's a huge contrast here that the gift is gracious. From justification in verse 16, Paul turns his attention to reigning in life. And this is really what I want to focus on for a little bit. Adam's sin, and because Adam sinned now, every single one of us, we inherit a sin nature. Adam died, and because Adam died, death is now just part of life. But Jesus Christ comes and he submits perfectly to God. The king of Kings submits perfectly to the law of Moses, the law of God, the moral code. And because he does all of this, we can be saved from the dominion of sin and death, from the power of sin and death. And we receive the abundance of grace, the free gift of righteous, just by faith. To do what? Look at verse 17 closely with me, the second part. Much more will those, who's the those, that's believers in Christ. Much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness. Do what in life? Reign. Reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. Reign in life. What does it mean to reign? What does it mean to reign? R-E-I-G-N not like reigns on a horse. That's R-E-I-N. R-E-I-G-N. That's reign. Reigning how? Reigning as a king. Reigning as queens. When, where certainly in the future, scripture says that we will rule with Christ, that we will judge even angels. Scripture teaches that we are a kingdom of priests proclaiming the excellencies of Christ, that we're prophets, priests, and kings. Prophets proclaiming Christ, priests, we're priesthood. We're also kings in some sense, but scripture doesn't say that here in this text that we will reign just in the future, that's part of it. But he says, we start reigning in life here now in the realm of reality. So what does the text mean when it says that we will reign in life? Well, reigning, what does reigning do? Reigning as kings in the realm of life, meaning God is given us a dominion and authority. And where do kings and queens rule? In their domain, sphere of influence. I've actually tried. I started doing this at home. I started calling my wife queen just to see if it works. Works wonders. It works wonders. Good morning, queen. Oh, wow. Good morning, king. Ooh, that feels good. My wife and I, we were talking about this and she's like, yeah, I call our girls princesses all the time. But it's our job to make sure that they don't grow up to be drama queens. Queens in submission to the Lord. What does it mean? It means that we have spheres of influence and we are to reign in those spheres of influence. First, you got to reign over yourself, that God does give you an authority over yourself when you are in submission of Jesus Christ. So here's how it works. And we're going to talk about this in chapter six next week. In chapter six, when he talks about the fact that we have a power over sin. We have a sin nature, but because of Jesus Christ, we are freed from the domain of sin, the power of sin in our flesh over us. Meaning we have the authority to tell sin, no. Do you live like that? Do you really believe that you can tell sin no? That you can stop whatever sin that you are enslaved to, you can stop it by saying no to it. Sin comes, rears his ugly head and you have a choice to make prior to this. And the temptation comes, you have a choice to make. Am I going to give in? And the way that you fight the chaos, inside the chaos of our lives, of our bodies, of our souls, of our lives is by submitting every part of your life to Jesus Christ. The more you submit to Jesus Christ, the more power you have over yourself. And our culture's kind of waking up to this, that, yeah, we need to take responsibility for ourselves. This was Jordan Peterson with the 12 Rules For Life. He has a chapter on making your bed. He's like, you want to change the world, just make your bed. And what he's getting at is, there's chaos in our lives and we think we're going to solve all the problems out there, but we haven't created order in our lives. He says we can reign in life by submitting to Jesus Christ by following him, by reading God's word and saying, look is my life in submission to the word of God. And when I do submit, that's how I reign over myself, reign in life by physically submitting to him. If any of this sounds strange to you, if you're like, I have been going to church for a long time, and I've never heard of anyone talking about reigning in life, of having dominion over ourselves, dominion over our souls, dominion over our bodies, dominion over our finances, dominion over our time, dominion over how our relationships are going, dominion over marriage, family, children. If any of this sounds strange, perhaps it's because you have been fed a watered down gospel that says that grace is only for forgiveness, that you just need to come to Jesus' grace when you sin and Jesus forgives you. And then you just go on your with your life. That's not how grace is presented in the holy scripture. St. Paul has been drumming this obedience of faith, obedience of faith, obedience of faith. The grace isn't given to us just for forgiveness, it's given to us for transformation. So if there's areas in your life that you are dissatisfied with, patterns of life, habits, rhythms, if you're enslaved, if there's addictions, you can find freedom in Jesus Christ. Addictions from whatever, from substance abuse, from pornography, from social media, from your phone, from whatever, you could be absolutely freed by submitting to Jesus Christ and then reigning over your sin. This is a responsibility. The righteousness is given to us. We are righteous in Christ. We are given this salvation through justification by grace, through faith. And then God says what? Work out your salvation with fear and trembling, that there are things that we have to do to fight sin, to reign over sin, reign over addiction, reign over anxiety, reign over sorrow, reign over doubts, reign over apathy, reign over sloth. Adam lost the garden because he didn't work it and keep it. By the way, Adam's blamed for Eve's sin. Adam is responsible for Eve's sin. That's why this whole chapter isn't about Eve. This whole chapter is about Adam. That's why when Adam and Eve sinned, God came to look for whom? Adam, where are you? Adam, where are you? So men, you are to lead yourself to follow Jesus Christ. If you're married, it is your responsibility, it is your responsibility to guard your wife from the whispers of the evil ones. Adam should have protected the garden from the serpent. He should have killed the serpent. He didn't. And then Jesus Christ came and he did smash the head of Satan. Jesus did reign and he gives us grace and righteousness to reign in life. Verse 18. Therefore as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. Since Christ surpasses Adam, the sin of Adam is overcome by the righteousness of Christ. The curse of Adam is overturned by the grace of Christ and Christ bestows a life that swallows up death. So one act of righteousness, he says, leads to justification in life for all men. What does he mean by all men? Does he mean everyone's going to get saved no matter what? No. He's referring to the many in verse 15. And the many that receive righteousness in verse 17 and the same phrase is used in verse 19, for it's by one man's disobedience, the many were made sinners. Who's the many? That's everyone who trusts in Jesus Christ. Everyone who repents of sin and trusts in Christ. The many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience, the many will be made righteous. Adam and his disobedience, what was longing for? What did Satan tempt him with? What did Satan tempt Eve with? He tempted them with a godless life, a godless universe where God was not God and God wasn't in charge. Adam was grasping for equality with God. You don't have to listen to God. But Christ comes and he obeys and he obeys perfectly. Philippians 2:5 through 11, have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name. So that at name of Jesus, every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth. And every tongue confessed that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God, the Father. So on the one hand, we see the greatness of our ruin through our Adam solidarity. But if we are in Christ, our Christ solidarity far exceeds our ruin and results in our rescue and ultimately means that we can reign in life. Verse 20. Now the law came to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness, leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So he says one purpose of the law, why was the law given, is to demonstrate to humans just how sinful we are, to reveal to the human conscious, our hopelessness apart from the grace of God. The impossibility of sinners being made righteous by their own effort, and that we need a righteousness from God. The law came to increase the trespass. The crucial function of the law is to turn our original sin, that we're sinners by nature, into actual transgressions. This is why when we study the law, and it's so important to study law, it just reveals to us how sinful we are. Apart from the knowledge of the law, we know there's something wrong with us. We know that there's a selfishness, a bend towards selfishness. We know that there's a bend toward corruption. We know we do things that we shouldn't do even by our own standards. And then we study the law of God. The first four commandments, even if we skip those, no one naturally has loved God with all of their heart, soul, strength, and mind. No one's done that. No one does that. But then you look at the other commandments, commandment number 10 thou shall not envy. Oh, that's a sin? I just thought it was an ambition. No. Envy is a sin. To be envious of another person's lot in life, that's sin. Thou shall not commit adultery. Oh, that's a sin. And then Jesus is like, even if you commit adultery in your heart, you've lusted, that's a sin. Thou shall not steal. Thou shall not murder. And Jesus said, whoever even hates a person in their heart has already committed murder. So what the law does is it just reveals how sinful we are. We're guilty in Adam, sinful by nature. The law then confronts us with specific will of God. Don't steal, don't lie, don't covet, don't commit adultery. And the law turns sinful nature into specific acts of transgression. And in this sense, the law makes little Adams of each one of us. I don't know if you're mad at Adam. Sometimes I get mad at Adam. If you just look at the world, you look at sin, you look at corruption, you look at the death and decay and the suffering, and you're like, Adam, you had one job. You had one job, just build a fence or something, something. Build something around the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. That's it. Just pretend it's not even there. But there is something in every single one of us where, when we are told, don't do it, it's kind of all we can think about. You see this with little kids. Don't do it. Don't do it. Don't. Don't, don't even touch the cupcake. Don't touch it. Cupcake's gone. And had you said, eat the cupcake, do not touch the broccoli. Don't touch the broccoli. Don't touch the broc. I'd be tempted by the broccoli. I would. I see this in my own relationship with my wife. I think if my wife told me, Hey, you have to be a carnivore. That's all you can eat. All you can eat is meat. I would be sneaking in salads. I'd get some hummus and carrots going. There's something in us where it's like, you tell me something to do, not going to do it. That's what happened with Adam. That's what happens with every single one of us. And what the law does is it brings sin to light of day. That's why it's so important to read the culture and be like, these messages from the culture, they're false. This is how I disciple my daughters. No, it's false to tell a child, do you feel that you're a boy or girl? I don't care how you feel. None of that matters. Are you straight? Are you gay? Are you bi? Feelings are not infallible. And in our culture, the culture does say, follow your heart. What do you feel? And the feelings rule us. Feelings are the only infallible truth left. Whereas scripture says, look, the heart is deceitful above all things, desperately sick. And sometimes you need to tell your heart, no. Sometimes you have to rule over your own desires and say, that desire is not from God. Let's shut it down. And how do you shut it down? You stop thinking about it. The battlefield for the soul is the mind. You start thinking about something else. You start thinking about the truth of God's word, thinking about God. The law can only condemn us. It gives us no enabling power to help us fulfill its demands. Galatians 3:19 through 24 is helpful. Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made. And it was put in place through angels, by an intermediary. Now, an intermediary implies more than one, but God is one. Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not, for if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law. But the scripture, imprisoned everything under sin so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. Now, before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then the law was our guardian until Christ came in order that we may be justified by faith. Here, I just want to focus on this phrase. The scripture imprisoned everything under sin. Scriptures imprisoned everything under sin. So it's like, we're locked in a prison of our sin. The scripture is the prison. It locks us in. If you like it or not, it's true. That God's word is infallible and it does lock us. And this is why people want to push God's word out of their lives. We want to push God's word out of our schools, out of the public sphere. Get Christianity out, out, out, out, out. Because if you get rid of Christianity, you get rid of God's word. You get rid of the 10 commandments. You got rid of the law, now you can refashion morality any way that you want. Scripture says, no, no you're locked in the prison. And when you try to break out of the prison of God's scripture, it's like the scripture is in the watch tower with a spotlight on you and a sniper sniping at your sin. Sin, sin, sin, sin. And your conscience just doesn't let you live. And this is why people struggle with depression and substance abuse, you're trying to shut your conscience down. But Jesus comes in into that prison and he covers us with his righteousness. Just covers us completely. It's as if the spotlight only sees the glorious righteousness of Jesus Christ. So when we are breaking free from this prison of sin covered in the righteousness of Jesus Christ, it's like the spotlight and the sniper, they don't see us and we're out. And that's how you get out of enslavement to sin by receiving this gift of Christ's righteousness. Verse 20 and 21. Now the law came to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness, leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. He's saying the sin that's revealed by the law, it increases and abounds and abounds and abounds. And then God sends his son, Jesus Christ, who fulfills the law, completely fulfills the work of the covenant of works. He's the only one that did that, obeyed God perfectly, and then goes to a cross to present himself as a substitutionary sacrifice to atone for our sins. And he is the propitiation for our sins, absorbing the wrath of God for our lawbreaking, our condemnation. All of that is poured out on Christ on the cross. And then he dies and he's raised to life. He puts his life down. He picks it up. And that right there is proof that God accepts his sacrifice and that Jesus Christ has vanquished the power of sin and death. And he extends grace to us. A grace, that super abounds. It's a grace that abounded all the more, increased all the more. It's scarcely translatable, you can say super increased or super abounded, but the picture is just an unending overflowing grace that knows no bounds. Grace is always more abundant than sin. Charles Spurgeon has a wonderful sermon on this called Grace Abounding Over Abounding Sin, that God has more grace than we have sin. The super abounding grace is intended to reign triumphantly over death and sin in hell. So the good news for each one of us is no matter how great your sin in quantity or depth, God's grace super abounds to you. My daughter Milana, she's four. Every evening she prays the following. She says, Lord, may our church grow bigger and deeper, bigga and deepa. She's not good with R's yet. We are to grow in this understanding of grace ourselves, in both depth and breadth of God's grace, that no one is beyond the grace of God. And this abounding grace is what reigns. Grace, also, he says, in the same way that death reigned over everything, may grace also reign through righteousness leading to eternal life. Grace is not just for forgiveness of sins, but for this reigning. Grace reigns in our life. Does grace reign in your life? Are you a person that is in complete submission to the grace of God? Does grace reign in your life? Is it lording in your life? Part of why, in English, the word reign doesn't really make sense because we haven't had kings in a while, which doesn't make any sense. King George the third was the last one and it didn't work out for him. We don't like kings. We like anything reigning over us. But we should want grace to reign over us, that grace is king in our lives. That grace is king in our spheres of influence, that grace reigns through righteousness. Paul, isn't just talking about the presence of sin, he's talking about its reign. The sin had a reign, but grace can take over that reign by dethroning sin. So in closing, what are we to do? We are to receive God's grace. If you haven't received God's grace yet, you can do that today. Lord, forgive me for all of my sins. There are many. Lord, I receive your grace. And Lord, I also repent that the many times I've received your grace, I've received it in vain. It's not been a power that has transformed. Lord, I repent of that as well, so that we can be people that are strengthened by grace, empowered by grace. Like St. Paul said, he said, I am what I am by the grace of God. But the grace of God in me was not in vain. Instead he says, I worked harder than all of them. That's all of the other apostles. He said, I worked harder than all of them. But it wasn't me, it was the grace of God in me. This is why I love, I love new converts. I love them. When someone just comes from the world from a sinful lifestyle, just broken and beat up by sin, they understand grace in a way like many of us have forgotten. When you're walking with the Lord for quite some time, and you're walking faithfully, you begin to look at grace. They're like, yeah, that's for beginners. That's like how you enter Christianity. Okay, all right. That's like the booster rockets on the main rocket. Good for you. From here on out, it's just hard work. You just got to suck it up. White knuckle it and just be faithful. That's not how it works. The way that you continue in your life on a daily basis is, you revel in the grace of God, receive God's grace. Once you do, make sure that grace reigns through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord. And this is the question I would like you to meditate on this week. Does grace reign through righteousness in your life? Does grace reign through righteousness in your life? Amen. Let's pray. Heavenly Father, we thank you for this time of the holy scriptures. And we thank you Lord for the gift of grace, the free gift of righteousness. And I pray, Lord, that it does transform us. I pray that you give us power to reign in life. Whatever things in our lives are just out of control, wherever we are enslaved to sin and wherever pride and ego and selfishness, self-absorption is reigning, I pray, Lord, trounce all that with the power of the grace, the cross of Jesus Christ, that we are saved by the blood of the lamb and that we can be victorious over Satan's sin and because the work of Christ, even over death itself. And we pray all this in Jesus' name, amen.

The Adam Dunn Show
TADS051322- Adam Dunn Show 05 - 13 - 22 - LED Battle Royale

The Adam Dunn Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 157:06


Fight , fight , fight ! This week we have our long awaited LED BATTLE ROYALE betweey local (David) @blackdogled with its Phyto-Genesis Spectrum lighting precisely delivering exactly what particular spectrum the plant needs and nothing else. Up against industry ( Goliath) @fohse.inc which puts out full spectrum white LED's that cap out at 1500 watts per fixture and weigh 75 pounds these lights put out some impressive numbers and luckily we will have some experts on hand to help figured out this Micromole madness! Refereeing the event Eric from our incredible in house LED sponsors @iluminarlighting will help us field questions and delve into the hardware from each of our participants. If there are deeper issues or questions we will consult in the Canna industry lighting guru Mr Wolf Segal aka @therealfarmerinthesky Wolf has been there from the beginning of the indoor growing scene from writing for Sinsemilla Tips, to being part of the original design team of the first parabolic hood and he was also responsible for creating the growing style of “sea of green” he spent some extended break time after having the honor of being busted with the “largest indoor garden” to date with over 12,000 plants ….he is our lighting Yoda. So if your in the market for a LED or you just like a good fight tune in this Friday the 13th YouTube.com/adamdunnshow 4:20ish - 7:10 MT #LEDBATTLE #iluminarlighting #seedsherenow #sagemastaselect #davesstillhere #herbanhouse #warpt4life #flickinbeans #culturedbiologix

Fighting Through WW2 WWII
83 Corporal Leslie Cook and the Japanese Doll

Fighting Through WW2 WWII

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 66:45


The tale of an Australian soldier who has to bury dead Japanese soldiers - a very distasteful duty but one which years later paid him back in positive ways he could not have imagined at the time. More great unpublished history! Donate To Salvation Army Ukraine Crisis Appeal https://bit.ly/FightingThroughSalvationArmy Red Cross/ Disasters Emergency Committee https://bit.ly/FightingThroughRedCross Link to Anzac Day parade led by Les Cook https://youtu.be/c4sGEiex73I Research links www.ww2talk.com https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/p/research/ Pwll Du Bay in Wales. Where U-Boats sneaked up! https://www.enjoygower.com/pwll-du-bay Rob Edmunds historical writer https://twitter.com/RobEdmunds11 Goliath mini tank https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goliath_tracked_mine?wprov=sfti1 Island Destiny, stories from a German medic on Guernsey https://guernseypress.com/news/2008/05/20/love-across-war-lines/ Island Destiny: A True Story of Love and War in the Channel Island of Sark https://www.amazon.com/dp/1903341361/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_YQC974WAG5S89E17478Y Full show notes, photos and transcript at: https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/83-corporal-leslie-cook-and-the-japanese-doll-ww2 Reviews on main website https://www.fightingthroughpodcast.co.uk/reviews/new/ Apple reviews - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/ww2-fighting-through-from-dunkirk-to-hamburg-war-diary/id624581457?mt=2 Follow me on Twitter  - https://twitter.com/PaulCheall Follow me on Facebook  - https://www.facebook.com/FightingThroughPodcast  

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
Agree to Disagree: Can Small Investors Beat The Street?

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 53:34


In a modern-day battle of David and Goliath on Wall Street, thousands of amateur retail investors banded together to bid up stocks in a handful of failing companies, most notably the nostalgic video game hub known as GameStop. Within days, the renegade traders sent stocks soaring and dealt heavy blows to hedge funds and other traditional professional investors who had bet against the companies. The "meme stock" phenomenon was born. But where does "revolution" stand a year later? Did the amateurs—trading mostly on the Robinhood platform—change the world of finance? Should more "ordinary" investors get into the game? Or will that benefit Wall Street at the little guy's expense?     In this "Agree to Disagree," the Wall Street Journal's Spencer Jakab and Tastytrade co-founder Tom Sosnoff take on the meme stock debate head-to-head.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Pastor Plek's Podcast
Either Way, I Win

Pastor Plek's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 37:12


123: Pastor Plek, Pastor Joseph, and Straight Outta (Heather) Compton answer questions over how to balance prayer, baptism, and more. Want to submit a question? Text 737-231-0605!Faith, Culture, and all things in between.Questions:How do you balance praying for something in confidence, but also waiting on God's timing? All over the Bible (especially in the Old Testament), it seems like there's people borderline demanding that God not only answer, but answer it in the specific way that they (the person) requested.In today's culture, I feel like we approach prayer from much more of a "(insert prayer request).... but only if your will be done" where time and time again throughout scripture, we see more of an approach of "God, do this" or "God do this because of ____ (your greatness, your glory, etc.)I don't think they're saying "do this" in a selfish manner, but more so in the vein of "You said that you'll care for your people, therefore I will ask for this in confidence knowing that you will do this"How do you balance asking for something and trusting that God's power, providence and love will make it happen while also knowing that as a sinful human, I see little (if any) of the greater plan at work? IE God may not "answer" the prayer in the way I asked for because he has something greater planned.How do you balance Matthew 7:7-11 and knowing that 1) Jesus doesn't give me everything I've asked for and 2) I've asked for some really dumb things that in retrospect, I'm really glad he didn't give me... Thank goodness I'm not married to my high school girlfriend ha.Part of me feels like it would be borderline disrespectful to ask/demand things from God the way we see happen in scripture. On the flip side, you could also argue that we're limiting (our understanding of) God's power by not asking for great things. He created the freakin world with his words and conquered death, why would I not be asking in confidence knowing he can give it to me? If he can conquer death, why do I think he won't/can't answer a prayer in the way I want?In a nutshell, how do you balance fear and respect for God with trusting that your God is great and can/will/wants to give us big things?Can someone be Baptized again?If baptized as a young child but have been living in sin most of your teenage and adult life, should you get baptized again? Where are you really truly baptized and accepted Jesus in your heart when you get baptized at a young age? Were you truly baptized and did you truly accept Jesus in your heart when you were baptized at a young age?Why in 1 Samuel 16 Saul has David enter the services to play music for him and then in 1 Samuel 17 after David kills Goliath, Saul doesn't recognize him?Support the show

Bible Threads With Dr. Bruce Becker
True Crimes—Bible Edition: David

Bible Threads With Dr. Bruce Becker

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 22:56


We know the Sunday school version of David: he defeated the giant Goliath and would go on to be Israel's most successful and celebrated king. Much less is mentioned about the other side of David: adulterer and murderer.Dr. Bruce Becker takes us into the crimes of King David as recorded in 1 Samuel—which is one of the most detailed accounts of any crime recorded in the Bible. David's crimes were not only deadly; they had consequences that lasted generations. Check out our other Time of Grace podcasts. Search for these on your favorite podcast app:—Time of Grace With Pastor Mike Novotny—Grace Talks Daily Devotionals—Little Things, with Amber Albee Swenson—Bible Breath, with Pastor Jeremy—Evening Encouragements, with Pastor Jeremy—The Nonmicrowaved Truth, with C.L. Whiteside About our podcast "Bible Threads With Dr. Bruce Becker": The Bible can be intimidating, right? There are 66 different books, more than 700,000 words, and all of it was written over a period of 1,600 years by dozens of different authors. How do we make sense of it all, and what does it mean for our lives? Amazingly, the Bible is incredibly interconnected with “threads” that run through it from beginning to end. In this podcast, Bible scholar and author Dr. Bruce Becker will uncover these threads, help you dig deeper into God's truth, and inspire you to live your life with greater confidence and joy. Dr. Becker brings his vast experience to share with you through this podcast. He has served as the pastor of a mission start in New York State; lead pastor of a church in Brillion, Wisconsin; and a ministry coach to churches and schools.

No Doubt No Fear Only Believe
Christian Podcast How King David used his testimony against Goliath

No Doubt No Fear Only Believe

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 14:45


273 In this episode, I continue to teach spiritual audacity examples in the Bible.As a young boy, King David was anointed King but hadn't gotten to see it with his eyes come to pass.David used his testimony of how he killed a lion and a bear to convince King Saul to defeat Goliath. 1 Samuel 17:34-37  is an excellent example of how powerful your testimony is and why applying the blood of the Lamb (Revelation 12:11) to your testimony makes it a spiritual weapon satan can not stop.

Guidelines For Living Devotional
4 Qualities We Can Learn From David

Guidelines For Living Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 4:50


"We took on Goliath!" advertises a small business whose product is overshadowed by a major manufacturer.  The David versus Goliath syndrome means the little guy goes against the giant.  There are times when the little guy goes against the big one and gets flattened like a steamroller does a stray cat.  But what's the real story behind the confrontation of David with Goliath long ago?

Publishing Secrets
Your Message Deserves It: Trusting God & Finding Purpose with Brenda Haire

Publishing Secrets

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 37:03


In this episode, you'll also hear:Brenda's journey from being told she was “nobody” to finding purpose and a unique message to share with the worldThe difference between procrastination and creative avoidance – and what you need to do insteadHow to take responsibility for the message God has given youTips to avoid common book cover mistakesAn upcoming workshop for setting and achieving your writing goalsBrenda's advice for writers at any stage of the processBe sure to read all the way to the end for important links and information!When it comes to becoming a successful author, talent is certainly important. But so is perseverance, hard work, and – above all else – trusting in the sovereignty of God. That might seem like a strange thing to say, but it's absolutely essential if you want to be an effective writer. Why? Because God has a plan for each of us and knows what is best for us. As writers, it's crucial that we submit our work to Him and trust that He will guide us as we write, publish, and market. We can't try to control everything ourselves; instead, we need to let go and let God take control. Of course, that doesn't mean we can't use our own talents and skills. It simply means we need to trust first and foremost that, ultimately, God's plan is what is best for us. Brenda Haire has had her own journey of learning how to trust and finding purpose for her life along the way. Now, she wants to remind you how important it is, as you put your pen to paper, that you're making a deliberate decision to trust in the sovereignty of God. That you're entrusting Him with your story – whether it's characters and plots in a fiction book or helping someone make a transformation in a nonfiction book.So let God guide your steps, and watch your story and your impact unfold in ways that you never could have imagined. Finding Purpose for an Empty VesselWhile all of us as believers want to be a part of spreading the Good News, God has called each of us to approach that in different ways. And, as Brenda learned, finding purpose for our lives can look very different from what we might imagine for ourselves.For Brenda, the call to write came even before she was ready to consider herself a writer. Still, she listened, and started researching what it would take to write and publish a book. But when she met with a Christian publisher and submitted two manuscripts, the feedback was disheartening. “We love your work,” the publisher told her. “But you're nobody. Come back to us when you're somebody.”Hurt and unsure of how to move forward from there, Brenda set her books aside for several years, until her grandmother asked her to write about her life. “That's when Save the Butter Tubs! was born,” Brenda says. “I knew that would be the title, because it's something she always did. What I didn't know is that it was the metaphor for her saving me, that I was ultimately the butter tub that she saved. I was the empty vessel that felt like I couldn't be used for this writing journey. I was the nobody. And she said, ‘No, there's a purpose for this empty vessel.” Creative Avoidance vs. ObedienceIn the first part of the book, Brenda shares her struggle with what she calls “creative avoidance.” While many confuse this concept with procrastination, Brenda explains that they're not quite the same thing. Procrastination, she says, is for something that you know has to get done. Even if you put it off until the last possible day (or even the last possible minute!), you still do it. Creative avoidance, on the other hand, is what happens when you know you're called to do something, or you know it would be a good thing for you to do, but there's no deadline – and so you keep creatively avoiding it by doing other things instead. “God doesn't put deadlines on us. God is not forceful in that way,” Brenda explains. “And then we creatively avoid it for as long as we can. And then what happens? We miss the blessings. But if we would just act so much faster, we would get to the blessing so much faster.”Brenda is right: God has things for us, but if we're not obedient, then we miss out on the potential and may even delay the process of finding purpose in our lives. Rather than force us to do things, He gives us gentle nudges and reminders – and it's up to us to obey or not. As Brenda has learned, obeying God's call instead of creatively avoiding what we know He wants us to do keeps us in a good place spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. But when we're disobedient, it creates the exact opposite result. As Brenda says, “the best self-care someone can give themselves is to be obedient. Just be obedient to His word.”Know Your WorthNow, Brenda's work extends beyond just the one book, and she says the essence of her mission has to do with worth: “I want people to know and understand their worth and act accordingly.” Her business, The Joy of Pursuit, helps people do just that by identifying and finding purpose in what they naturally do best. “We believe that there should be joy in the pursuit of the things we do,” Brenda explains. “And I believe that by knowing your grace-given gifts and understanding your worth, you can find the joy.” That's not to say obeying God is always easy, but Brenda believes that by understanding the gifts He has given us, we can grow closer to Him and His will – and He will be with us through whatever difficulties we face as a result. Brenda also believes it's important to understand your unique gifts and calling, because not everyone is called to the same pursuit. While many people are called to combine writing, publishing, speaking, and coaching, that's not necessarily for everyone – and that's okay.For some people, your current job might very well be where God has called you to serve. “I want to help you understand your purpose in that job, in that role, and use your grace-given gifts there,” Brenda says, “and not make you think that you have to become something different in order to fulfill your calling.”Often, we hold ourselves back, thinking we need to arrive at a certain place before we can use the gifts God gave us. But, as Brenda has learned, we have opportunities right here and now to use those gifts. Referring to the story of David and Goliath, Brenda reminds us that David couldn't wear the armor that was presented to him. Rather, he used what he already had: a sling and stones. “It's using what's in your hand,” Brenda explains, “beginning with where you are.” Once again, it comes down to obedience, because we might not always see the gifts God has given us or understand how He wants us to use them. But as we learn to listen for God's direction and step out in faith, He will guide us into what He has planned. Truly finding purpose in our lives, then, is all about trusting and obeying God, whether or not we understand where He is leading us.Your Are Responsible for Your MessageBrenda's journey to becoming an author and finding purpose beyond authorship has been full of ups and downs. From being told she was “nobody” to being hired as a coach for the owner of a vanity press company and then becoming president of that same company, she can now see that God's hand was at work through it all. Now, Brenda helps authors learn how to professionally self-publish their books. “I believe most people that have a book in them – have multiple books in them,” she says. “And if they learn the process, they can continue it themselves.” To that end, Brenda walks authors through the entire process of publishing and distribution, helping ensure they put out the professional-quality book their message deserves. It's a very important service, because too often truly great messages are hidden in not-so-great packaging. And, much as we'd like to believe that a reader will look past imperfections in the cover or grammar missteps in the book, in reality, the smallest mistakes can end up being deal breakers that cause an author's message to go unread.We as authors have a responsibility to address anything that prevents our message from getting out to more people. Sometimes that means getting help from someone like Brenda to polish the finished product. Other times it means getting out of our comfort zones and learning to market our books ourselves. Regardless, we are each responsible for the message we have been given. Book Covers: What Not To DoOften, even after an author has pushed through and finished the book, they get in their own way all over again by making poor choices in designing the book's cover. Speaking from experience, Brenda shares a few quick tips for a better book cover.View It Printed FirstBrenda shares that when her book was finished and she'd decided on a cover design, she ordered 750 copies, only to realize the colors she had chosen made the title difficult to read. It looked fine on her computer screen, but the final printed product was a very different story. To avoid wasting money, Brenda advises printing out your own proof copies first at your local Walgreens, Wal-Mart, or wherever you usually print photos. Then you can see what the printed cover will look like, and just how different it is from the digital version. Make Your Images UniqueA common misunderstanding Brenda has seen among authors is choosing a photograph for their book cover, purchasing the rights to use it, and thinking they will have exclusive rights to that photo. But that's not always the case – often, those rights are limited, or may have been used previously by other authors or marketers.If you use the same photo as another author – especially if that other book happens to be in the same genre or niche as yours – your book will not stand out. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid this problem when you find an image you love. Do an image search: This is quick and easy, and will show you where the image has already been used. Manipulate the image into something new: Don't just use the image as it is – combine it with other images, or find some other way to make it unique to your book cover.  Branding is important. If you're using the same image that other people are using, in the same way they're using it, people won't be able to easily distinguish you and your message from all the other authors and messages out there. The Success Process WorkshopBrenda has seen firsthand the importance of effective branding, so in addition to coaching for authors that covers the writing process all the way through publishing and distribution, she and her team also offer branding consulting to walk people through creating brand guides, business plans, and more. Because finding purpose and your God-given message is only one part of the equation: you have to take that message and communicate it in a way that makes people want to listen.Brenda is also gearing up for a Success Process workshop on June 11, 2022, which she hopes to offer again in the future. The workshop will walk people through evaluating and setting goals, and then creating deadlines and expectations to keep them on track every single day. “What I love about this process is that you wake up every single day, and know exactly what you need to do for the day,” Brenda explains. “There's no guesswork, there are no more decisions to be made. There's no more, ‘Should I write today? Should I not write today?' It's on your calendar: you have to write X amount of words today if you're going to make that goal that you set for yourself. And because that goal is set on the foundation that you have laid out, you know you're more likely to actually follow through with it. Because it means that much more to you, because it's aligned with your core components.” Brenda is excited to offer this workshop, because she's truly passionate about the subject. “I'm a natural integrator,” she says. “That's one of my grace-given gifts. And so seeing a big picture and then breaking it down into tangible, bite-sized little steps and processes is what I do. I love helping people create a process to their goal.”Nothing New Under the SunLet's be real: the author journey is challenging, and there are much easier ways to make a living. But if God has called you to write, He has called you to it for a reason. But as you work through finding purpose and putting your message out into the world, there are going to be days when you are tempted to get in your own way, either through creative avoidance or through falling into common publishing and marketing mistakes. No matter where you are in your writing and publishing journey, Brenda's advice to you is to remember that, as Solomon tells us in Ecclesiastes, “There is nothing new under the sun.” With that in mind, Brenda passes on two pieces of advice given to by a friend in publishing. The first is that “It's not your book – it's God's book. He called you to write this book, so get on with it already.” The second piece of advice is to give your book a 10-year lifespan. “There's a journey,” she explains. “There's a reason why you're writing it. And so look at that long-term plan, instead of just looking at the short-term plan. Because when you look at the short-term, you may be disappointed.” Once the excitement and busyness of the book launch wears off, it's easy to fall into thinking that it's all over, and to lose direction. But having a long-term plan for 10 years down the road will keep you moving forward. BIO:Brenda is a truth-teller and an open book. She's had over 40 jobs and has been working since she was twelve. She's never been fired, and is not ashamed of her work history. Brenda always worked her way up, out, and onto the next adventure. Many see this as risky and call her fearless. She would tell you that fear was always a factor, she just chose faith instead.After being told she was a nobody by a publisher, Brenda struggled with her identity as a writer. Not one to give up, she pursued her dream and released her first book Save the Butter Tubs!: Discover Your Worth in a Disposable World. She believes knowing your worth changes everything. Brenda was hired by her publishing agency immediately after her book was released, and she went on to become the president of the company. An entrepreneur at heart, once again she left on top, and now uses her experience to serve individuals and small businesses around the world.As a purpose, process, and publishing consultant, she helps individuals and small businesses identify their purpose, simplify their process, and publish their messages. Her passion is awakening the grace-given gifts in others and simplifying systems to amplify JOY in your business and life pursuits.Her core philosophy on work and life is: “Knowing your worth changes everything.”Brenda and her hubs (as she lovingly refers to him on social media), Darren, are both military veterans. They enjoy hiking and chasing waterfalls across the United States and live in Texas with their beautifully blended family and their loyal Jack Russell, Maggie. GET CONNECTED: Website: BrendaHaire.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/BrendaAHaire/Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrendaHaireFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrendaAHaire

Dolman Law Group Podcast
The Truth About a Police Report

Dolman Law Group Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 15:17


Let's say you've just had a car accident, and a police officer comes to the scene, interviews a few witnesses, gives you a ticket and writes a report that says you're at fault. What next? Does it necessarily mean you're at fault and have no case?   For one, what is a police report? The police report is a police officer's opinion about what happened when they spoke to the people who saw the accident. There's no reason why your case should not move forward because If your case ever gets to court, what's in the police officer's report never comes up.  In this episode of the David vs. Goliath podcast, elite civil trial lawyers Matt Dolman and his partner, Stan Gipe, discuss why a police report should not deter you from pursuing a potential claim. They also talk about your options, even if your case is about splitting liability.  In this episode:[00:40] Stan Gipe introduces the topic of the day: police reports and their relevance to your injury case  [02:00] is the police report admissible in court?  [03:33] How Stan will represent a client who the police report says is at fault  [04:33] What the police report is and how the MAIT (Major Accident Investigation Team) report is different  [05:27] Something else you need to know: can what you say to the police officer at your auto accident scene be used against you in a state of Florida court? [06:54] What does being at fault or partially at fault mean for your case?  [08:11] Why it is crucial always to get a second or third opinion  [10:36] The police report can be wrong in many ways. What should you do if the police report is incorrect about your case?  [12:16] Conclusion: your choice of a lawyer makes all the difference