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ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
January 27: Psalm 26; Genesis 25:1–18; 1 Chronicles 29:22–30; Luke 18:1–30

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 8:19


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 26 Psalm 26 (Listen) I Will Bless the Lord Of David. 26   Vindicate me, O LORD,    for I have walked in my integrity,    and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.2   Prove me, O LORD, and try me;    test my heart and my mind.13   For your steadfast love is before my eyes,    and I walk in your faithfulness. 4   I do not sit with men of falsehood,    nor do I consort with hypocrites.5   I hate the assembly of evildoers,    and I will not sit with the wicked. 6   I wash my hands in innocence    and go around your altar, O LORD,7   proclaiming thanksgiving aloud,    and telling all your wondrous deeds. 8   O LORD, I love the habitation of your house    and the place where your glory dwells.9   Do not sweep my soul away with sinners,    nor my life with bloodthirsty men,10   in whose hands are evil devices,    and whose right hands are full of bribes. 11   But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity;    redeem me, and be gracious to me.12   My foot stands on level ground;    in the great assembly I will bless the LORD. Footnotes [1] 26:2 Hebrew test my kidneys and my heart (ESV) Pentateuch and History: Genesis 25:1–18 Genesis 25:1–18 (Listen) Abraham's Death and His Descendants 25 Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah. 2 She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. 3 Jokshan fathered Sheba and Dedan. The sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim. 4 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah. 5 Abraham gave all he had to Isaac. 6 But to the sons of his concubines Abraham gave gifts, and while he was still living he sent them away from his son Isaac, eastward to the east country. 7 These are the days of the years of Abraham's life, 175 years. 8 Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people. 9 Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, east of Mamre, 10 the field that Abraham purchased from the Hittites. There Abraham was buried, with Sarah his wife. 11 After the death of Abraham, God blessed Isaac his son. And Isaac settled at Beer-lahai-roi. 12 These are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's servant, bore to Abraham. 13 These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, named in the order of their birth: Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael; and Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, 15 Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. 16 These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their villages and by their encampments, twelve princes according to their tribes. 17 (These are the years of the life of Ishmael: 137 years. He breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people.) 18 They settled from Havilah to Shur, which is opposite Egypt in the direction of Assyria. He settled1 over against all his kinsmen. Footnotes [1] 25:18 Hebrew fell (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: 1 Chronicles 29:22–30 1 Chronicles 29:22–30 (Listen) 22 And they ate and drank before the LORD on that day with great gladness. Solomon Anointed King And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and they anointed him as prince for the LORD, and Zadok as priest. 23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king in place of David his father. And he prospered, and all Israel obeyed him. 24 All the leaders and the mighty men, and also all the sons of King David, pledged their allegiance to King Solomon. 25 And the LORD made Solomon very great in the sight of all Israel and bestowed on him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel. The Death of David 26 Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel. 27 The time that he reigned over Israel was forty years. He reigned seven years in Hebron and thirty-three years in Jerusalem. 28 Then he died at a good age, full of days, riches, and honor. And Solomon his son reigned in his place. 29 Now the acts of King David, from first to last, are written in the Chronicles of Samuel the seer, and in the Chronicles of Nathan the prophet, and in the Chronicles of Gad the seer, 30 with accounts of all his rule and his might and of the circumstances that came upon him and upon Israel and upon all the kingdoms of the countries. (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Luke 18:1–30 Luke 18:1–30 (Listen) The Parable of the Persistent Widow 18 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.' 4 For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.'” 6 And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. 7 And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8 I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” The Pharisee and the Tax Collector 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed1 thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.' 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” Let the Children Come to Me 15 Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” The Rich Ruler 18 And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.'” 21 And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.” 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. 24 Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” 27 But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” 28 And Peter said, “See, we have left our homes and followed you.” 29 And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers2 or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.” Footnotes [1] 18:11 Or standing, prayed to himself [2] 18:29 Or wife or brothers and sisters (ESV)

Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
As a Jesus Follower, Is Your Faith So Solid that, Unlike the “rich ruler”, You Would “follow Jesus” in a Financial Storm?

Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 1:00


As a Jesus Follower, Is Your Faith So Solid that, Unlike the “rich ruler”, You Would “follow Jesus” in a Financial Storm? MESSAGE SUMMARY: If a financial and economic calamity were to occur in America or in your family, would you still be content with Jesus; or would your faith be tested? In a personal financial problem, would you cling to your “wealth” like the rich young ruler, in Jesus' Parable, from Luke 18:18, 22-24: “And a ruler asked him {Jesus}, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?' . . . When Jesus heard this, he said to him, ‘One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.' But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, ‘How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!'”? It is not beyond the realm of possibility that we could face a situation in which our economy goes off the cliff; prices inflate; and life's necessitates become scarce. When you compare yourself to the remainder of the world, you are wealthy like the young ruler – we are all earthly rich in this country. Therefore, can you, unlike the “rich ruler”, “follow Jesus” in a time of financial calamity as well as in good economic times?   TODAY'S PRAYER: Lord, I have spent much of my life running from pain and loss, medicating my pain, and quickly moving on to the next project — the new urgent demand. I ask for the grace to embrace all of life — the joys and the sorrows, the deaths, and the births, the old and the new. In Jesus' name, amen.    Scazzero, Peter. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day (p. 110). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that because I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be ashamed of the Gospel. I will not be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes (including me). From Romans 1:16 SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Luke 18:21-27; James 5:1-6; Mathew 6:24-25; Psalms 37a:1-10. A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITE: www.AWFTL.org. THIS SUNDAY'S AUDIO SERMON: You can listen to Archbishop Beach's Current Sunday Sermon: “The Struggle with Time -- Until I Determine How We Want to Use Our Time, Others Will Determine How Our Time Is Used”, at our Website: https://awordfromthelord.org/listen/ DONATE TO AWFTL: https://mygiving.secure.force.com/GXDonateNow?id=a0Ui000000DglsqEAB

Faith Thru The Word
Matthew 19 : 16 - 30 "Good Teacher"

Faith Thru The Word

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 48:44


Pastor John Knapp teaching out of the Gospel of Matthew chapter 19.

CCVS Podcast
Good Teachers Practice What They Preach

CCVS Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 46:03


Messianic Apologetics
Mark 10:17-18; Matthew 19:16-17; Luke 18:18-19: “No One is Good Except God Alone” – Divinity of Yeshua

Messianic Apologetics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 14:27


“As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, ‘Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?' And Yeshua said to him, ‘Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone'” (Mark 10:17-18, NASU). “And someone came to Him and said, ‘Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?' And He said to him, ‘Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments'” (Matthew 19:16-17, NASU). “A ruler questioned Him, saying, ‘Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?' And Yeshua said to him, ‘Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone'” (Luke 18:18-19, NASU).

The Dan Mason Show
12/12 HR 2 - Good Teachers Teach. Bad Ones Indoctrinate

The Dan Mason Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 32:01


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Faith Bible Church Menifee Sermon Podcast

Mark 10:13–22 (ESV) — 13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” 16 And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. 17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.' ” 20 And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.” 21 And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
December 4: 2 Chronicles 3–4; 1 John 3; Nahum 2; Luke 18

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 15:41


With family: 2 Chronicles 3–4; 1 John 3 2 Chronicles 3–4 (Listen) Solomon Builds the Temple 3 Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD1 had appeared to David his father, at the place that David had appointed, on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. 2 He began to build in the second month of the fourth year of his reign. 3 These are Solomon's measurements2 for building the house of God: the length, in cubits3 of the old standard, was sixty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits. 4 The vestibule in front of the nave of the house was twenty cubits long, equal to the width of the house,4 and its height was 120 cubits. He overlaid it on the inside with pure gold. 5 The nave he lined with cypress and covered it with fine gold and made palms and chains on it. 6 He adorned the house with settings of precious stones. The gold was gold of Parvaim. 7 So he lined the house with gold—its beams, its thresholds, its walls, and its doors—and he carved cherubim on the walls. 8 And he made the Most Holy Place. Its length, corresponding to the breadth of the house, was twenty cubits, and its breadth was twenty cubits. He overlaid it with 600 talents5 of fine gold. 9 The weight of gold for the nails was fifty shekels.6 And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold. 10 In the Most Holy Place he made two cherubim of wood7 and overlaid8 them with gold. 11 The wings of the cherubim together extended twenty cubits: one wing of the one, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house, and its other wing, of five cubits, touched the wing of the other cherub; 12 and of this cherub, one wing, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house, and the other wing, also of five cubits, was joined to the wing of the first cherub. 13 The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits. The cherubim9 stood on their feet, facing the nave. 14 And he made the veil of blue and purple and crimson fabrics and fine linen, and he worked cherubim on it. 15 In front of the house he made two pillars thirty-five cubits high, with a capital of five cubits on the top of each. 16 He made chains like a necklace10 and put them on the tops of the pillars, and he made a hundred pomegranates and put them on the chains. 17 He set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the south, the other on the north; that on the south he called Jachin, and that on the north Boaz. The Temple's Furnishings 4 He made an altar of bronze, twenty cubits11 long and twenty cubits wide and ten cubits high. 2 Then he made the sea of cast metal. It was round, ten cubits from brim to brim, and five cubits high, and a line of thirty cubits measured its circumference. 3 Under it were figures of gourds,12 for ten cubits, compassing the sea all around. The gourds were in two rows, cast with it when it was cast. 4 It stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east. The sea was set on them, and all their rear parts were inward. 5 Its thickness was a handbreadth.13 And its brim was made like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily. It held 3,000 baths.14 6 He also made ten basins in which to wash, and set five on the south side, and five on the north side. In these they were to rinse off what was used for the burnt offering, and the sea was for the priests to wash in. 7 And he made ten golden lampstands as prescribed, and set them in the temple, five on the south side and five on the north. 8 He also made ten tables and placed them in the temple, five on the south side and five on the north. And he made a hundred basins of gold. 9 He made the court of the priests and the great court and doors for the court and overlaid their doors with bronze. 10 And he set the sea at the southeast corner of the house. 11 Hiram also made the pots, the shovels, and the basins. So Hiram finished the work that he did for King Solomon on the house of God: 12 the two pillars, the bowls, and the two capitals on the top of the pillars; and the two latticeworks to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the top of the pillars; 13 and the 400 pomegranates for the two latticeworks, two rows of pomegranates for each latticework, to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the pillars. 14 He made the stands also, and the basins on the stands, 15 and the one sea, and the twelve oxen underneath it. 16 The pots, the shovels, the forks, and all the equipment for these Huram-abi made of burnished bronze for King Solomon for the house of the LORD. 17 In the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah.15 18 Solomon made all these things in great quantities, for the weight of the bronze was not sought. 19 So Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of God: the golden altar, the tables for the bread of the Presence, 20 the lampstands and their lamps of pure gold to burn before the inner sanctuary, as prescribed; 21 the flowers, the lamps, and the tongs, of purest gold; 22 the snuffers, basins, dishes for incense, and fire pans, of pure gold, and the sockets16 of the temple, for the inner doors to the Most Holy Place and for the doors of the nave of the temple were of gold. Footnotes [1] 3:1 Septuagint; Hebrew lacks the Lord [2] 3:3 Syriac; Hebrew foundations [3] 3:3 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [4] 3:4 Compare 1 Kings 6:3; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [5] 3:8 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms [6] 3:9 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams [7] 3:10 Septuagint; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [8] 3:10 Hebrew they overlaid [9] 3:13 Hebrew they [10] 3:16 Hebrew chains in the inner sanctuary [11] 4:1 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [12] 4:3 Compare 1 Kings 7:24; Hebrew oxen; twice in this verse [13] 4:5 A handbreadth was about 3 inches or 7.5 centimeters [14] 4:5 A bath was about 6 gallons or 22 liters [15] 4:17 Spelled Zarethan in 1 Kings 7:46 [16] 4:22 Compare 1 Kings 7:50; Hebrew the entrance of the house (ESV) 1 John 3 (Listen) 3 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears1 we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. 4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 5 You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 6 No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. 7 Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. 8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. 9 No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's2 seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God. 10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother. Love One Another 11 For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12 We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous. 13 Do not be surprised, brothers,3 that the world hates you. 14 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. 15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17 But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? 18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 19 By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; 20 for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. 21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; 22 and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. 23 And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. 24 Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God,4 and God5 in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us. Footnotes [1] 3:2 Or when it appears [2] 3:9 Greek his [3] 3:13 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 verses 14, 16 [4] 3:24 Greek him [5] 3:24 Greek he (ESV) In private: Nahum 2; Luke 18 Nahum 2 (Listen) The Destruction of Nineveh 2   The scatterer has come up against you.    Man the ramparts;    watch the road;  dress for battle;1    collect all your strength. 2   For the LORD is restoring the majesty of Jacob    as the majesty of Israel,  for plunderers have plundered them    and ruined their branches. 3   The shield of his mighty men is red;    his soldiers are clothed in scarlet.  The chariots come with flashing metal    on the day he musters them;    the cypress spears are brandished.4   The chariots race madly through the streets;    they rush to and fro through the squares;  they gleam like torches;    they dart like lightning.5   He remembers his officers;    they stumble as they go,  they hasten to the wall;    the siege tower2 is set up.6   The river gates are opened;    the palace melts away;7   its mistress3 is stripped;4 she is carried off,    her slave girls lamenting,  moaning like doves    and beating their breasts.8   Nineveh is like a pool    whose waters run away.5  “Halt! Halt!” they cry,    but none turns back.9   Plunder the silver,    plunder the gold!  There is no end of the treasure    or of the wealth of all precious things. 10   Desolate! Desolation and ruin!    Hearts melt and knees tremble;  anguish is in all loins;    all faces grow pale!11   Where is the lions' den,    the feeding place of the young lions,  where the lion and lioness went,    where his cubs were, with none to disturb?12   The lion tore enough for his cubs    and strangled prey for his lionesses;  he filled his caves with prey    and his dens with torn flesh. 13 Behold, I am against you, declares the LORD of hosts, and I will burn your6 chariots in smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions. I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers shall no longer be heard. Footnotes [1] 2:1 Hebrew gird your loins [2] 2:5 Or the mantelet [3] 2:7 The meaning of the Hebrew word rendered its mistress is uncertain [4] 2:7 Or exiled [5] 2:8 Compare Septuagint; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [6] 2:13 Hebrew her (ESV) Luke 18 (Listen) The Parable of the Persistent Widow 18 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.' 4 For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.'” 6 And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. 7 And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8 I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” The Pharisee and the Tax Collector 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed1 thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.' 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” Let the Children Come to Me 15 Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” The Rich Ruler 18 And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.'” 21 And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.” 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. 24 Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” 27 But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” 28 And Peter said, “See, we have left our homes and followed you.” 29 And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers2 or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.” Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time 31 And taking the twelve, he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. 32 For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. 33 And after flogging him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise.” 34 But they understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said. Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar 35 As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. 37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 38 And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.” 42 And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight; your faith has made you well.” 43 And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God. Footnotes [1] 18:11 Or standing, prayed to himself [2] 18:29 Or wife or brothers and sisters (ESV)

InitiativeOne Leadership Podcast
Episode 28: Good Leaders Are Good Teachers with Dr. Fred Johnson

InitiativeOne Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 27:18


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UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries
UBBS 11.27.2022

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 119:16


Overcoming to be in the Bride (2) (Audio) David Eells - 11/27/22 God Is Not in a House of Unforgiveness  Winnie Osegueda - 9/27/22 (David's notes in red) Before I fell asleep I asked the Lord for a dream to help the body. In this dream I was in a hallway area beside the UBM ministry and on a table there were the basic components and plans for a building structure such as: a foundation, floors, walls, beams, columns, roof, stairs, etc, and you could take these components outside and build a house. (This represents building your own house apart of "David's house”.) I picked one that people call a "tiny house" and it was made out of unfinished wood and was not painted. In my mind, I was going to use this house to spend some personal time with the Lord and seek Him in prayer. (I believe the Lord was correcting me for missing fellowship  because of some trials I was having.) (We can't use times of trial as an excuse to skip fellowshipping with the body of Christ. Heb. 10:24-25  let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works; 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another ; and so much the more, as ye see the day drawing nigh. 26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more a sacrifice for sins) This small house had large cracks and even a gaping triangular shaped hole in the wall. (Cracks and holes represent openings that allow the enemy to come in.) There was also a very tiny key to use to enter the door, however, the keyhole was in the wrong spot, well below where the keyhole was supposed to be. So this was a terrible job done on a house with a bad foundation. (The tiny key represents an inferior version of the key of David. The inferior version will not allow us to bind and loose the enemy, as we will see. Rev. 3:7 And to The Messenger of the assembly in Philadelphia write: 'Thus says The Holy One, The True One, he who has the key of David, The One who opens and there is none who shuts, and he shuts and there is none who opens.'   If the foundation is faulty then the whole rest of the house will not be right. We must build our house on the foundation of Christ and obedience to the truth of His Word. 1Co. 3:11 ...For  other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.) I took these building materials and went outside. It was a very dreary day and cloudy with no sun. (Apart from the sun/Son we can do nothing. John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for apart from me ye can do nothing.) I built this tiny house very quickly and I went in. (Representing being hasty. Pro. 21:5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; But every one that is hasty hasteth only to want.) When I opened the front door of this tiny house, there was a wooden staircase leading downstairs to a basement. (A basement is underground and represents descending to the earthly flesh nature.) I went downstairs to pray, but then I heard someone trying to come in and I was immediately startled. (Our prayers are ineffective if we are in some form of disobedience or separated from the Body in some way and the enemy gains easy access to our spiritual house.) I looked up the stairs and saw that two men had opened the door to the tiny house to enter; one black man and the other Hispanic looking. (This represents the enemy who is submitted  to darkness. Rom. 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye present yourselves as servants unto obedience, his servants ye are whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?)   I knew they were trouble and were there to harm me, and so I distracted them by running up the stairs yelling, "Daddy! Daddy!" as I ran outside and to the right. (Gal. 4:6 And because ye are sons, God sent forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, Abba, Father.) I did this so that they would think twice before they attempted to attack me because I had someone around to protect me. (When we repent and get back on the “right" and call out to God, we will have His protection once more. Psa. 34:6  This poor man cried, and Jehovah heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles.) As I yelled out “Daddy", in the dream, I thought about my husband Chuc. (Although he is my husband, I believe yelling out Daddy represented me crying out to the Lord who is our heavenly Husband. This was showing that the Lord was not in this tiny house, but outside of it. Any other house with any other foundation not rooted in the Word of God is a house where the enemy is able to break into.) End of dream. When I woke up I asked the Lord what was this about and was there a disconnect in my spiritual walk that I was not understanding or was not aware of and asked him for a verse by faith at random and received: Eph. 4:31  (In context 31-32)  Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and railing, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, even as God also in Christ forgave you I believe the Lord was warning me and reminding me not to entertain any thoughts of offense towards anyone. (This will result in faction which separates us from Christ and His Body.) During the last meeting we had, I was being attacked pretty heavily. It was fiery dart after fiery dart, and so I just praised the Lord through it and was fighting and casting it down. It did not feel like my own thoughts, but an attack. I asked the Lord for chapter by faith at random and landed on Colossians 3, which also speaks of forgiving one another: Colossians 3:1-25  If then ye were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are upon the earth. 3 For ye died, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall be manifested, then shall ye also with him be manifested in glory. 5 Put to death therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry; 6 for which things' sake cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience: 7 wherein ye also once walked, when ye lived in these things; 8 but now do ye also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, railing, shameful speaking out of your mouth: 9 lie not one to another; seeing that ye have put off the old man with his doings, 10 and have put on the new man, that is being renewed unto knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 where there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bondman, freeman; but Christ is all, and in all. 12 Put on therefore, as God's elect, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, longsuffering; 13 forbearing one another, and forgiving each other, if any man have a complaint against any; even as the Lord forgave you, so also do ye: 14 and above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to the which also ye were called in one body; and be ye thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto God. 17 And whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. 18 Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing in the Lord. 21 Fathers, provoke not your children, that they be not discouraged. 22 Servants, obey in all things them that are your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing the Lord: 23 whatsoever ye do, work heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men; 24 knowing that from the Lord ye shall receive the recompense of the inheritance: ye serve the Lord Christ. 25 For he that doeth wrong shall receive again for the wrong that he hath done: and there is no respect of persons. And the last verse I received by faith at random was: Deu 8:6 And thou shalt keep the commandments of Jehovah thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.   Playing the "Game" in a Dump and Smashing the Competition Claire Pienaar - 6/27/22 (David's notes in red) (In this dream, Claire represents the Bride because her name means “brilliant” and the Bride's garments are bright and pure as is spoken of in Rev. 19:8 And it was given unto her that she should array herself in fine linen, bright and pure: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.) I dreamed that my family was on our way to a tennis match. (A Tennis match represents spiritual warfare and the ability to effectively return the fiery darts of the enemy in competition for our eternal salvation. ) We parked our car, and we were called up to go play on top of a rubbish dump. (As we will see, the Apostate Churches' foundation is built upon a big pile of garbage.) It was rather sad. (Riaan: I think this dream is about a type of “face-off” or “battle” between the true church that has been practicing doing spiritual warfare for a long time and is very prepared versus the apostate churches who built their “church” on the rubbish of the world.)   We were clean and properly clothed for the occasion and we had practiced. (Heb. 12:11 All chastening seemeth for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yieldeth peaceable fruit unto them that have been exercised thereby, even the fruit of righteousness.) It seemed our whole family was playing, so we had strength in numbers. I don't know what “group tennis” would look like in the natural, but in the dream my family was divvied up to play doubles and triples, so that we beat more opponents more quickly. (Eph. 4:15-16 ...but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, even Christ; 16 from whom all the body fitly framed and knit together through that which every joint supplieth, according to the working in due measure of each several part, maketh the increase of the body unto the building up of itself in love.) It was easy because the other families were fragmented.  (Luk. 11:17 ...Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.) There were many “weekend dads” who did not understand their daughters' non-verbal or body language clues of unhappiness, embarrassment, or frustration. (These “weekend dads” represent the the false shepherds who “climb up another way.” Joh. 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.) There were many moms who were very judgmental about the surroundings. (Representing Jezebel the mother of the apostates.) One family lived right next to this rubbish dump. ... They deceived many into thinking their home was worth so much more than it was. (The apostate churches deceive many into thinking their religion is valuable with their fancy buildings, but they are founded on the rubbish of false religious doctrines and their “stinking' thinkin'.) Everyone had to walk through their home to get to the rubbish dump to play tennis. (Many have passed through the garbage house of apostate Christianity on their way out to maturity in Christ.) I remember looking at the house as I walked through and I was thinking, “It's like a giant sinkhole. It'll collapse any minute”. (Religion is a “sinkhole” that keep people buried in their earthly or fleshly natures. Many never escape dead religion.) It was perfectly decorated inside but it was hollow, and the foundation had crumbled away due to neglect. (Heb. 2:3 ...how shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation?) … (Riaan: The apostates are not prepared, they don't see what is coming. They are not looking after their fruit, and have no idea how to have faith.) We finished the games, and I think our family wiped out all the opponents. I walked back to the car, so excited for us to move on. The coach gave us a plastic, laminated piece of paper that detailed all the next tournament's events. (The laminated paper represents being saved and protected from the waters of judgement meant for the apostates and the world) I was holding onto it. (These are the promises. We must hold onto them by faith). Everyone else from my family was at the van waiting for me. ... I passed a man who had his daughter for the day and when he saw me, he yelled to another single dad, “I am so glad you don't make any effort mate. I hate these types with their laminated sheets and water bottles. They're so prepared for everything”. (Many who are critical in their minds, throw their words around and vail their hatred in sarcasm. (Pro. 26:18-19 Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows and death, 19 So is the man who deceives his neighbor, And says, “Was I not joking?”) … These men were dressed completely in black, and their daughters were dirty and unkept. (The factious apostate Church leadership has “dirty children and their churches are the “dirty daughters of the Harlot.) …One started mouthing off about how pathetic people like me are. (Riaan: They walk in darkness and are coming against the Bride with witchcraft and slandering.) He finished by saying, “Our kids don't need structure or care; they just need to get out there and get dirty”. (Eze. 34:2-5 Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Woe unto the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the sheep? 3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill the fatlings; but ye feed not the sheep. 4 The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought back that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with rigor have ye ruled over them. 5 And they were scattered, because there was no shepherd;  and they became food to all the beasts of the field, and were scattered.)   I walked back to the van, saddened that these people thought I was “too prepared”. I asked Riaan about it, and he said, “We're the ones getting out of the dump. They're stuck here. Now let's go”. Then I woke up. (Riaan: The Bride and her fruit easily overcome these spirits.) I asked the Lord for a verse by faith at random, and my finger landed on Est. 8:2 And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it unto Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman. Cleaning up the Garbage Leads to the Anointing Claire Pienaar - 11/17/22 (David's notes in red) I dreamed I was watching David teach in a little white home. ... (Representing the house of David who are the pure and righteous first fruits which is made up of a small group of people.) I was sitting on a white bench with Riaan and another person. David was doing a “live” talk. (Representing speaking the "rivers of Living Water.” That give life to the hearers.) Riaan and I then started cleaning and sorting out everything in this little house. Then we went outside and I saw David's son (Representing those who are born of the David Man-child reformers.) He drove a white garbage truck and he was picking up everyone's refuse in the area. He pulled his truck into David's yard and stopped. … (The Man-child David reformers will first clean up the house of David and then the 'sons' of that house will clean everyone else up in the Body of Christ. Jesus sent out His spiritual seed to do this.) Many people then left this residential area and there was so much to clean. (As Jesus' spiritual sons were sent out to clean up the Body of Christ, so it will be that the Man-child reformers and their disciples will work to clean up the Body of Christ. Part of this cleaning process is not only sanctifying the people but also separating the tares from the wheat.) David's son left then, and we had to use the truck. We were also given David's son's home, which was right next to David's house. (Because they, too, were sons of David.) Riaan was given the truck by David and I sat in the passenger seat. I then saw a golden oil over Riaan, David and I. David said, “Because you have cleaned, you are anointed. Because you have served, you are anointed”. (The anointing comes when the garbage is purged from the house of David.) Then the dream ended.   I received by faith at random: Mark 10:19, (in context 17-23)  And as he was going forth into the way, there ran one to him, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? 18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good save one, even God. 19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not kill, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor thy father and mother. 20 And he said unto him, Teacher, all these things have I observed from my youth. 21 And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 22 But his countenance fell at the saying, and he went away sorrowful: for he was one that had great possessions. 23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! (We have no time left to indulge in the world or its pleasures. We only have time to bring in the harvest and go home.)   Escaping Apostasy to be Chosen for the Bride Samuel Fire - 11/17/22 (David's notes in red) I dreamed that Tiannah and I were separated in our own rooms far apart from each other. (Representing the factious, apostate church system that we start out in which keeps believers separated through denominational divisions.) We were in a very strict and oppressive place; like a prison. (Apostate religion is a prison with many rules and regulations that prevent people from being free to be led by the Spirit.) It had a factory in the center. (Factories churn out many “cookie cutter” items. They all look alike.) The water was so polluted and green and very poisonous and hazardous. It was channeled by a man-made canal. (The polluted water represents perversions of the Word in man-made apostate religion. Eze. 32:18 Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have fed upon the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pasture? and to have drunk of the clear waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet?) Everywhere had concrete flooring and metal walls and roofs; no plants or animals. (Everything in the apostate church systems is man-made, dead and has no life in it.) The only people around were workers and there was no supervisor or higher-ups. (This represents justification by works with no supervision from the Holy Spirit.) No-one was happy. (The apostates have no joy of the Lord because they are in bondage to self-works.) The sky was overcast and the sun/Son could not shine through. (2Co. 4:3-4  And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in them that perish: 4 in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn upon them.) Everything was automated where possible. (Representing the mindlessness of rote religion, which is a mechanical or habitual repetition of something to be learned.) Security was with drones and check-points with very high walls with barbed wire and metal doors which only opened at certain times with a unique code. (This place represents the spiritual prison of apostate religion.) (They do everything to make you believe that they have the truth and that you really can't go anywhere else.) This place was so horrible and we wore hazmat suits ... with a helmet ... gloves and boots all the time unless we were in our rooms. (Yes. Religion provides a toxic environment that causes spiritual death.) The rooms had a code lock and the doors were like a submarine and the size of the room was so tiny it could barely fit a bed, shower, and toilet with a locker for the hazmat suits. Nothing else would fit in the room. There were no comforts and no windows just an artificial ceiling light. (There is no comforter there. The Holy Spirit is not allowed. They do not believe in the good news of the Gospel which comforts us. Their light of the Word is artificial because it is not the real thing.) The sleeping areas were divided into sections and there was a center area for work. ...The entire facility felt like a prison with a work factory in the center. (They don't understand the “continual Sabbath rest” and they are divided up into sects and are separated from Christ. Justification by works is the central theme of apostate religion. Gal. 5:4 Ye are severed from Christ, ye who would be justified by the law; ye are fallen away from grace.) We had to leave our rooms for the assigned job at an exact time or miss out on any chance for food or water and even risk being forced onto the streets. (Many apostate churches and their leadership are so rigid in their belief systems that, if you start asking questions about what the Bible says, refuting their doctrines, they will kick you out of their churches.) I was assigned to work as a pump operator for the water and liquid waste. (They want everyone to propagate their toxic waters and pump it out to others to try and ensnare more people into their religious system.) I pressed switches and pulled levers and checked gauges with cameras and a computer giving out data. (They manipulate people, especially with the tithe.) I had no breaks and had to stand in a tiny area where I could barely move or stretch. (The Nicolaitan preachers don't want people to grow up into maturity in Christ because they will lose their control over them.) When my time was completed for the job, I had to race to the open, concrete courtyard to an automated chute where the daily rations were distributed and then the door quickly shut. The first ones there got fed but many more people would miss out. (Representing that they swallow the Word like a pig without ruminating on it and don't really take the time to meditate on it so they miss out on what God is trying to show them.) The food and water were so basic; completely flavorless and odorless and looked grayish. (This represents lifeless food and not living water.) There were break-outs of many people being infected with something and acting mindless, like zombies (Most of these people have no faith in God to preserve them or heal them and as such they have taken the vaccines which ultimately brings one to this exact description of mindless zombies.)  They would be in very large groups swarming different areas and breaking things and over running buildings into the dangerous and polluted water. These infected people were once workers who were exposed to something that kept spreading. (A little leaven leavens the whole lump.) So many times, the infected would cause forced lockdowns and everyone who could, would run for safety to the next section in the facility. (Many who recognize that something is off in today's churches flee to other churches or fellowships trying to escape the “infection”, only to find more of the same. 2Ti. 3:5-7 holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof. From these also turn away. 6 For of these are they that creep into houses, and take captive silly women laden with sins, led away by divers lusts, 7 ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.) There would then be a type of clean-up which was some sort of automated system that basically destroyed all with a giant fire.(If anyone attempts to bring in truth, they stamp it out and change the subject. Nothing to see here! Like the Pharisees.) Whenever I could, I would meet up with Tiannah and we would discuss and pray on any way possible out of this place or for a better type of living arrangement. I heard there was an opportunity to work in a better position and have my room in the same building as Tiannah, so I applied and was accepted. (If you petition the Father and seek after the Truth you will find it. But many times this happens in stages and not all at once. Religion is like the playpen of Christianity; once you begin to mature and recognize the spiritual dangers of apostate religion you can be promoted to better “living conditions”. Mat. 7:7-8  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.) I was then working in my own office and had more room. I could sit down and do much more computer work and could see more details of the facility. (When we understand the good news of the Gospel, it sets us free and we have more room to grow in Christ and we have more discernment to see all the flaws of man-made religion.) After what seemed to be over a year of this, I met with Tiannah and we heard of a secret meeting; where people would be in a type of clan where new members would be selected to their group and given a much better living environment. (The hidden or secret clan represents the family of the Bride of Christ who dwells in heavenly places and not on the earth. This is the much better living environment.) The offer was good and we had to find this secret meeting room. (In the Bible Esther was a type of the Bride and her name means "hidden".) (Representing Mount Zion or secret Place of The Most High.) (Rev. 21:2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.). It was a very big challenge. (We enter the Kingdom through much tribulation.) Tiannah and I snuck out, climbed over various walls and over barbed wire areas with automated sensors. (The demonic enemies puts up many spiritual road blocks and snares to prevent us from coming into the Bride Body.) We crawled through ventilation shafts. (The word for spirit is “breath” and Jesus compared the Spirit of God to wind. Going through ventilation shafts represents being filled with the Holy Spirit and led into closer relationship with God.) We had to shimmy through pipes over the green lethal water and into the other sections of the facility. (This represents overcoming the false doctrines and beliefs that we learned in the apostate religious system.) We did this for days with no sleep and no food or water besides that which we had brought with us. (This represents intercessory prayer with fasting and death to self. All this is necessary to reach the Bride. Heb. 12:14  Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man shall see the Lord:) We managed to locate the secret meeting room and had to get on top of the building's roof and swing into a specific window to get in. Once inside, there were about 50 people crowded together and there were 4 lines of people. (As we will see, these 4 lines of people represent the 4 types of ground that the Sower's seed fell upon.)   Tiannah spoke to me and felt a certain one to choose. I agreed and we lined up behind 3 others. Those 3 were denied and not allowed into the clan and it was now our turn. (Many are called but few chosen).   A muscular and tall man tested both of us with pats across the shoulders and back and all over; squinting at us. Then suddenly, a lady (a representative of the corporate Bride Body) behind him told him to stop. She motioned to both of us to come over to her.   She said, "I feel you both are good and you are to come with us. Something in my spirit tells me to.” (The Bride has good discernment which helps her to recognize true “Bride material.”) I replied, "Oh really? You know about the spiritual?” (The Bride is very acquainted with the Spirit of God because she only receives the seed of her husband, Jesus.) Then Tiannah and I went with them to their building.   It was a communal living environment. (Representing everything in common like the first century Book of Acts Church and being One in Christ's Spirit.) They had tables and chairs and a fridge and much better comforts than what we had before. We both were so thankful to God and knew from then on everything was going to be way better. (2Co. 13:11 Finally, brethren, ... Be perfected; be comforted; be of the same mind; live in peace: and the God of love and peace shall be with you.) I then woke up.   Be of Good Cheer; I Have Overcome the World Vanessa Weeks - 2/19/22 (David's notes in red) I dreamed that my husband, Barry, and I, were asleep in bed at night. (Representing being at rest in trials and tribulations).  I was awakened in the dream by the loud sound of a white supersonic jet flying above our area. (An example of overcoming the world.) I thought it was very unusual for this kind of jet to fly ... this late at night. (Overcoming seems unusual and feels difficult in the dark trials of our lives.) I knew in the dream that it was a fighter jet and going to help others who were already fighting. I prayed, "Lord, be with them to bring about what is best for your people.” (The overcomers are fighters who overcome in their personal trials so that they can help others overcome in theirs.) Then I thought Barry was awake also because of the noise, and he got up but as he was leaving the room, I realized it was not him but Lakeisha. (Barry represents our heavenly husband, Jesus, who dwells in His Bride and helps her to overcome joyfully.) (Lakeisha means happy or joyful. John 16:33 These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Also, Keisha is most likely a variant of Keziah. (Keziah originates in Hebrew language and means "cassia tree". Cassia is an evergreen tree. Representing eternal life.) Keziah was one of Job's daughters that the Lord gave him after his tribulation. Job 42:13-15  He had also seven sons and three daughters. 14  And he called the name of the first, Jemimah: and the name of the second, Keziah; and the name of the third, Keren-happuch. 15  And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.) Father, help us to be of good cheer in our tribulation because you have overcome the world! Thank you, in Jesus name, Amen.   Abraham's Example to the Bride   Claire Pienaar - 10/26/22 (David's notes in red) I had a vision that I was in a large undercover training pool. (We are under the covering of Jesus' blood [being washed in the water of the Word.]) Father Abraham was in the lane next to me. (Gal. 3:26-29 For ye are all sons of God, through faith, in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ did put on Christ. 28 There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither bond nor free, there can be no male and female; for ye all are one man in Christ Jesus. 29 And if ye are Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, heirs according to promise.) I was in the pool, swimming laps in a weightless, white garment. (1Jn 1:7 but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanseth us from all sin. My garment is weightless because it says in Mat 11:28-30  Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.) My hair was turning grey, but my face still looked young. (The Bride is growing in wisdom [represented by the grey hair] but still retaining her beauty.) Abraham was encouraging me to continue. I was sweating and breathing hard, even though my body seemed to do the swimming strokes with ease and proficiency. (Christ's nature becomes our “second nature”, familiar and easy. Like Php. 3:12-14  Not that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect: but I press on, if so be that I may lay hold on that for which also I was laid hold on by Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I count not myself yet to have laid hold: but one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before,14 I press on toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.) (The Bible points us to father Abraham as an example of great faith in the promises of God. Gal. 3:6-9  Even as Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness. 7 Know therefore that they that are of faith, the same are sons of Abraham. 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all the nations be blessed. 9 So then they that are of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham.) I said, “This is so hard!” because I was out of breath and tiring (We need refilling of the Holy Spirit; the enemy will wear us down by getting us into self works). (True. We must not focus on our own ability to please God and live righteously or we will fall into self-works and self-justification and we will fail.) Abraham replied, “Yes, but keep going. Just keep swimming. Your reward will be made full!” (Gal. 6:9 And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.) He got out of the pool then, and he was wearing the same light pink tunic and sandals he wore when he visited me in a vision in 2018. (Light pink represents the love of Christ). I knew then that it was Abraham for sure. He said, “Don't get out until you're done”. I said, “Why are you getting out?” And he replied, “My faith is complete, and my race is finished”. (Heb 6:13-15  For when God made promise to Abraham, since he could swear by none greater, he sware by himself, 14 saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. 15 And thus, having patiently endured, he obtained the promise.) (Riaan: We must each run our own race and endure unto the end). I asked the Lord for a word by faith at random for this dream, and received Mat. 13:32, (in context 31-32)  Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: 32 which indeed is less than all seeds; but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the heaven come and lodge in the branches thereof. (Even though we feel our faith is small or ineffective, according to what we see, if we endure to the end, we will produce much fruit for the Kingdom of God.)   Praying in Tongues Re-writes Our Spiritual Code Samuel and Tiannah Fire - 10/28/22 (David's notes in red) This is a vision I got while driving with Tianna and little David and we were praying in Holy Spirit tongues. He showed me how, not many understand [how tongues work in the spirit realm.] It is like how I can [alter things] through computer coding. I saw us re-coding the imperfections and corruption [in us and our situations] as we drove [along] and spoke in tongues. (The gift of tongues is powerful to effect postive change in our lives and situations. Not only is it our “spoken word” but it's a heavenly language that prays the perfect will of God into existence.)   We were updating and patching all the areas [of our lives] with what we speak; clearing out the corrupted and vulnerable [codes] and the abuse from all witchcraft [and curses sent against us] and replacing them with His ultimate security; reclaiming it back for His Kingdom. (In this way we overcome the darkness with the light.) I saw how everywhere we went on the drive, the whole time speaking [in tongues], wrote a blessing and returned it upon the enemy; blocking and destroying the witchcraft. When we speak His Holy language, His power goes out and is eternal, unstoppable, infinite, and perfect. This encouraged us to do this not only to get in His presence and praise Him, but also to restore and be His conduit for power; for Him and His glory.   We have an Open Heaven Vanessa Weeks -10/19/22 (David's notes in red) In a dream, I was standing on our deck outside our apartment. (This deck, in other dreams, is where I've prayed.) It was much bigger than in real life. (Whether we realize it or not, our prayers, when mixed with the faith of God, are much bigger and more powerful than we understand.) The deck  was made all of wood, like it is, but went out much farther, and there was a semicircle shaped extension to the deck, on the right. It had different colors of wood in it and was very attractive looking. I walked over to it and stood there looking out. It was like an observation point. (Representing discerning what we see in the world and then we are able to pray about those things as we enter into heavenly places.) Then I saw there were wooden stairs in the middle of the deck. These were going up, and I saw Michael on the stairs so I followed him up. (Michael's name means, “who is like God” and he represents those who have the nature of Jesus and who have an open heaven to their prayers.) There were flights of stairs and at the end of each set, there was the semicircle balcony landing on the right, for observation. As I climbed higher, I was shown a bird's eye view of the whole scene. The flights of stairs went way up into the sky, and Michael remained ahead of me. (This represents that as we draw closer to God in faith and prayer, the more discernment and maturity we have to see the “bigger picture” of His plan.) I asked the Lord what He wanted to say about this dream and received by faith at random Mat. 7:7-8 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. (As we see a bigger view of the need, we should always pray.) As I thought on this scripture, I remembered Michael always saying, "We have an open heaven." I believe the Lord was showing me that as we ask in faith, we are climbing into the open heaven and when we persevere, we receive. As I was listening to David's audio, Advance or Lose Ground, at the 17:34 mark, David speaks of Mat. 7:7, and then I remembered this dream above. Below is a portion of the transcript of,  Advance or Lose Ground: At the 14:35 mark, David said, "A life time of prayer mounts up. People who pray, get a lot of answers. People who don't pray, do without. It says, You have not because you ask not. (James 4:2) Think about that, ... The Lord says for this reason, 'Pray without ceasing.' Some people's idea of prayer is wrong. (i.e. they have a wrong idea about what prayer looks like.) But prayer can be anywhere from in your thoughts; continually praying about the things you see around you, the things that come to your mind, the people that come to your mind, etc. Why would God tell us to pray without ceasing if He was not going to answer the prayers? And why, if we believed that He would answer prayer, would we not pray without ceasing? He said, "You have not because you ask not."(James 4:2) Meaning, just ask! Jesus told His disciples to ask so that their joy would be made full. (Joh 15:11) Eph 6:18  with all prayer and supplication praying at all seasons in the Spirit, and watching thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. That's a pretty broad statement, that He wants us to pray always for all the saints. And persevere, meaning, pray, believe you have received, pray for other things, believe you have received and persevere in prayer. Don't take no for an answer. Php 4:6 says, In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Thanksgiving is important because thanksgiving is believing you have received. The Greek word "deesis" is translated supplication and means to seek, ask, entreat. It's not just a prayer, it's an effectually fervent prayer, right? Seek, ask, entreat, which reminds us of the promise of Jesus in Mat. 7:7 He says,  Ask, and it shall be given you; Wow! think about that. Does that not give you faith? Faith comes of hearing and hearing by the word (Rom. 10:17) That's right out of the mouth of our Lord Jesus Christ! Seek and you shall find! The reason people don't pray is that they don't believe this. Believers have special privileges with God for themselves and for others and one of these privilege is that they can come boldly before the throne and ask for help in time of need. (Heb. 4:16)  And the reason they do that is because they're believers. Non- believers can play the religion game, but they wouldn't pray. Because they don't believe what Jesus said here Seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you."   Overcomers Put on Bridal Garments Anonymous - 5/11/12 (David's notes in red) A little while back, David taught on what was beautiful to the Lord. It brought to my remembrance a dream I had back in 2010, where the Lord was giving me understanding about what is pleasing and beautiful to Him. (This is criteria for the choosing of the Bride.) I dreamed that an angel of the Lord took me to Heaven. We were going down a long hallway and at the end of the hallway I could see a door. I could barely see that something was written on the door, but I was still too far away to make it out. As we got closer, I could see that it had my name in big, bold letters on the door. The angel said, “This is your room. Go ahead and open the door". I stood there for a few seconds while it registered in my brain that the angel said this was MY room. "WOW! I have a room!" I said. The angel said again, "Go ahead. Open the door and go in". So I opened the door and took a few steps inside the room. Directly in front of me I saw a row of drawers with handles. It reminded me of a post office where they have all the little cubbyholes for the mail, except these cubbies were drawers that had handles. I stood there looking at these drawers for a few minutes, as I wasn't sure what to do next. The angel of the Lord said, "Go ahead and open the drawers; they are your drawers to open". So I opened the first drawer and reached inside and pulled out a piece of paper that was rolled up. I unrolled the paper and up at the top of the paper it read, "Certificate of Completion". So I read down a little further and it read, “You have successfully overcome anger." and there was a stamp that read COMPLETED across the certificate, making it a formal document; it reminded me of a high school diploma. I thought to myself, WOW! I've overcome anger! How cool is that?! I was so excited by this that I turned around and showed it to the angel. He just laughed, since he was happy that I was so excited. He said to me, “There are more drawers. Go ahead and open them all; they belong to you". So I proceeded to open the drawers and when I opened the last drawer and pulled out the rolled certificate, it read, "Incomplete. Needs more work". I very slowly read the certificate to see what it contained. It read, "Self Condemnation - incomplete, needs a little more work". I knew this was true. Even as a child, I had a way of punishing myself more than anyone; I took so much to heart and had so much guilt and suffered from lack of love and self-worth. The angel cheered me up; He said, "Look, it says you need “a LITTLE more work". He was so nice to me and instantly I felt better. I said, "Oh, thank you, Lord, for showing me what I have overcome and what I still need to work on". After I finished opening all the drawers, I looked around the room and saw a treasure chest. It was beautiful and had all kinds of different jewels on the outside. I got down on my knees and ran my hands across the treasure chest; I just wanted to touch those beautiful jewels. The angel had been standing behind me and I turned around to look up at him and he was smiling down at me. He said, “That is YOUR treasure chest. Go ahead an open it". I was so overwhelmed. I just wrapped my arms around the chest for a few minutes. The angel seemed to understand and just stood patiently waiting. Finally, I carefully opened the lid and looked into the chest; it was full of beautiful garments. (Which represent righteous hearts and works of purity.) I reached in and pulled out the first garment; it read, "Anger has been overcome". I held it up to my body and as soon as I did, it conformed itself to my body and fit like a glove. The angel told me that I looked so beautiful in that garment. He said to me, "Go ahead and try on the next one". So I did. As I tried on each of the garments, they all fit because they were made JUST FOR ME! How humbling this is! We really do have treasure in Heaven. (Notice that our treasure is for those who dwell in heavenly places in Christ and put on the life of Christ.) The Lord loves us so much! God will dress in beautiful garments those who overcome sin by His grace. Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city (The Bride - Revelation 21:9,10): for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. No one unclean or uncircumcised or sowing flesh will be in the Bride. Jude 1:23 and some save, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. The righteous hate to be displeasing to the Father. Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh shall thus be arrayed in white garments; and I will in no wise blot his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. Overcoming is represented by white garments and eternal life. 3:4 But thou hast a few names in Sardis that did not defile their garments: and they shall walk with me in white; for they are worthy. Those whose works are pure and undefiled walk in white. 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walked naked, and they see his shame. Like being in the wedding feast and not having a wedding garment on. 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich; and white garments, that thou mayest clothe thyself, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness be not made manifest; and eyesalve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see. Nakedness represents sin, as does dark spots on a white garment. We must give our old life to receive our new life. Zechariah 3:3 Now Joshua (representing the body of Jesus) was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the angel. 4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take the filthy garments from off him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with rich apparel. God has accomplished our perfection through Christ and now we must take advantage of this by faith and repentance. Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in Jehovah, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with a garland, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. The white garment is the garment of manifested salvation. 59:6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. The wicked "Christians'" works of righteousness are not enough to cover their nakedness. Ecc.9:8 Let thy garments be always white; and let not thy head lack oil. Psalms 45:8 All thy garments [smell of] myrrh, and aloes, [and] cassia Exodus 29:29 And the holy garments of Aaron [Representing our High Priest, Jesus] shall be for his sons after him, to be anointed in them, and to be consecrated in them. 19:10 And Jehovah said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to-day and to-morrow, and let them wash their garments. In the text, this was so they could meet the Lord on the third day. Genesis 49:11 Binding his foal unto the vine, And his ass's colt unto the choice vine; He hath washed his garments in wine, And his vesture in the blood of grapes. Meaning, wash your garments in the blood of Jesus, signified by wine. 27:15 And Rebekah took the goodly garments of Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son. Jacob was given the anointing and double portion of Esau. 35:2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the foreign gods that are among you, and purify yourselves, and change your garments. Turn from idols of religion and change your garments. Deuteronomy 22:5 A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto Jehovah thy God. Beware of putting on the nature and acts of the opposite sex. God describes this as an abomination. Psalms 73:6 Therefore pride is as a chain about their neck; Violence covereth them as a garment. Pride, judging, criticism, railing, are spiritual violence against others: it is a polluted garment. 109:18 He clothed himself also with cursing as with his garment, And it came into his inward parts like water, And like oil into his bones. They reap what they sow. Isaiah 50:9 Behold, the Lord Jehovah will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? behold, all they shall wax old as a garment, the moth shall eat them up. Persecutors' garments will be destroyed by the curse. 59:17 And he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a mantle. Before God we wear what we do. 61:3 to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Jehovah, that he may be glorified. 64:6 For we are all become as one that is unclean, and all our righteousnesses are as a polluted garment: and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. The unclean and polluted in actions are taken away by winds of doctrines and tribulations. We can wear the nature of evil spirits. Micah 2:8 But of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye strip the robe from off the garment from them that pass by securely [as men] averse from war. The wicked among God's people pervert souls and destroy garments of righteousness. Malachi 2:16 For I hate putting away, saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, and him that covereth his garment with violence, saith Jehovah of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously. Many divorce without the scriptural reason of fornication or the unbeliever departing. They are spotting their garment.. Matthew 22:11 But when the king came in to behold the guests, he saw there a man who had not on a wedding-garment: 12 and he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding-garment? And he was speechless. 27:35 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments among them, casting lots. The wicked criticize and despise the actions of the righteous. Mark 2:21 No man seweth a piece of undressed cloth on an old garment: else that which should fill it up taketh from it, the new from the old, and a worse rent is made. Righteous acts on a sinner's garment are useless and cannot cover them. 10:50 And he, casting away his garment, sprang up, and came to Jesus. We must cast away our old life and come to Jesus. Jude 1:23 and some save, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. We must hate the garment spotted by fleshly works and repent. Revelation 16:15 (Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walked naked, and they see his shame.) Get your garment ready; Jesus is coming soon!   Prayer for Enemies Thwarted Debbie Fenske - 9/30/22 (David's notes in red) Thank you Lord that you are accomplishing your purposes in ... your elect, and in their troubles and persecutions you will cause many to turn to you, to seek you and acknowledge you. We know that our enemies are your enemies, and as they work to cut us off, to keep us from manifesting your glory, you Lord, will scatter and consume them and silence them, no matter how many are set against us. Thank you that you've shown us that we have a part in using our authority to cast down every enemy that rises up against us. And we thank you that many of the people who come against us ... will turn to you, and seek your name. Thank you for the victory we have over our spiritual enemies that we face each day. Thank you for your great mercy in helping us to overcome all the things that come against our minds, spirits and bodies. I thank you that we can believe and confess that we are more than conquerors through faith in Him that loved us and gave Himself up for us. 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Sermons from St. Sophia, Bellingham, Washington
Difficult But Not Impossible: 13th Sunday of Luke

Sermons from St. Sophia, Bellingham, Washington

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 11:48


Gospel Reading: Luke 18:18-27 At that time, a ruler came to Jesus and asked him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.' " And he said, "All these I have observed from my youth." And when Jesus heard it, he said to him, "One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." But when he heard this he became sad, for he was very rich. Jesus looking at him said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Those who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?" But he said, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
November 21: Psalm 106:1–18; Psalm 106:19–48; Zechariah 10; Galatians 6:1–10; Luke 18:15–30

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 10:02


Proper 29 First Psalm: Psalm 106:1–18 Psalm 106:1–18 (Listen) Give Thanks to the Lord, for He Is Good 106   Praise the LORD!  Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,    for his steadfast love endures forever!2   Who can utter the mighty deeds of the LORD,    or declare all his praise?3   Blessed are they who observe justice,    who do righteousness at all times! 4   Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people;    help me when you save them,15   that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones,    that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation,    that I may glory with your inheritance. 6   Both we and our fathers have sinned;    we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness.7   Our fathers, when they were in Egypt,    did not consider your wondrous works;  they did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love,    but rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.8   Yet he saved them for his name's sake,    that he might make known his mighty power.9   He rebuked the Red Sea, and it became dry,    and he led them through the deep as through a desert.10   So he saved them from the hand of the foe    and redeemed them from the power of the enemy.11   And the waters covered their adversaries;    not one of them was left.12   Then they believed his words;    they sang his praise. 13   But they soon forgot his works;    they did not wait for his counsel.14   But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness,    and put God to the test in the desert;15   he gave them what they asked,    but sent a wasting disease among them. 16   When men in the camp were jealous of Moses    and Aaron, the holy one of the LORD,17   the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan,    and covered the company of Abiram.18   Fire also broke out in their company;    the flame burned up the wicked. Footnotes [1] 106:4 Or Remember me, O Lord, with the favor you show to your people; help me with your salvation (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalm 106:19–48 Psalm 106:19–48 (Listen) 19   They made a calf in Horeb    and worshiped a metal image.20   They exchanged the glory of God1    for the image of an ox that eats grass.21   They forgot God, their Savior,    who had done great things in Egypt,22   wondrous works in the land of Ham,    and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.23   Therefore he said he would destroy them—    had not Moses, his chosen one,  stood in the breach before him,    to turn away his wrath from destroying them. 24   Then they despised the pleasant land,    having no faith in his promise.25   They murmured in their tents,    and did not obey the voice of the LORD.26   Therefore he raised his hand and swore to them    that he would make them fall in the wilderness,27   and would make their offspring fall among the nations,    scattering them among the lands. 28   Then they yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor,    and ate sacrifices offered to the dead;29   they provoked the LORD to anger with their deeds,    and a plague broke out among them.30   Then Phinehas stood up and intervened,    and the plague was stayed.31   And that was counted to him as righteousness    from generation to generation forever. 32   They angered him at the waters of Meribah,    and it went ill with Moses on their account,33   for they made his spirit bitter,2    and he spoke rashly with his lips. 34   They did not destroy the peoples,    as the LORD commanded them,35   but they mixed with the nations    and learned to do as they did.36   They served their idols,    which became a snare to them.37   They sacrificed their sons    and their daughters to the demons;38   they poured out innocent blood,    the blood of their sons and daughters,  whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,    and the land was polluted with blood.39   Thus they became unclean by their acts,    and played the whore in their deeds. 40   Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against his people,    and he abhorred his heritage;41   he gave them into the hand of the nations,    so that those who hated them ruled over them.42   Their enemies oppressed them,    and they were brought into subjection under their power.43   Many times he delivered them,    but they were rebellious in their purposes    and were brought low through their iniquity. 44   Nevertheless, he looked upon their distress,    when he heard their cry.45   For their sake he remembered his covenant,    and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.46   He caused them to be pitied    by all those who held them captive. 47   Save us, O LORD our God,    and gather us from among the nations,  that we may give thanks to your holy name    and glory in your praise. 48   Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,    from everlasting to everlasting!  And let all the people say, “Amen!”    Praise the LORD! Footnotes [1] 106:20 Hebrew exchanged their glory [2] 106:33 Or they rebelled against God's Spirit (ESV) Old Testament: Zechariah 10 Zechariah 10 (Listen) The Restoration for Judah and Israel 10   Ask rain from the LORD    in the season of the spring rain,  from the LORD who makes the storm clouds,    and he will give them showers of rain,    to everyone the vegetation in the field.2   For the household gods utter nonsense,    and the diviners see lies;  they tell false dreams    and give empty consolation.  Therefore the people wander like sheep;    they are afflicted for lack of a shepherd. 3   “My anger is hot against the shepherds,    and I will punish the leaders;1  for the LORD of hosts cares for his flock, the house of Judah,    and will make them like his majestic steed in battle.4   From him shall come the cornerstone,    from him the tent peg,  from him the battle bow,    from him every ruler—all of them together.5   They shall be like mighty men in battle,    trampling the foe in the mud of the streets;  they shall fight because the LORD is with them,    and they shall put to shame the riders on horses. 6   “I will strengthen the house of Judah,    and I will save the house of Joseph.  I will bring them back because I have compassion on them,    and they shall be as though I had not rejected them,    for I am the LORD their God and I will answer them.7   Then Ephraim shall become like a mighty warrior,    and their hearts shall be glad as with wine.  Their children shall see it and be glad;    their hearts shall rejoice in the LORD. 8   “I will whistle for them and gather them in,    for I have redeemed them,    and they shall be as many as they were before.9   Though I scattered them among the nations,    yet in far countries they shall remember me,    and with their children they shall live and return.10   I will bring them home from the land of Egypt,    and gather them from Assyria,  and I will bring them to the land of Gilead and to Lebanon,    till there is no room for them.11   He shall pass through the sea of troubles    and strike down the waves of the sea,    and all the depths of the Nile shall be dried up.  The pride of Assyria shall be laid low,    and the scepter of Egypt shall depart.12   I will make them strong in the LORD,    and they shall walk in his name,”      declares the LORD. Footnotes [1] 10:3 Hebrew the male goats (ESV) New Testament: Galatians 6:1–10 Galatians 6:1–10 (Listen) Bear One Another's Burdens 6 Brothers,1 if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. 5 For each will have to bear his own load. 6 Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. 7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Footnotes [1] 6:1 Or Brothers and sisters; also verse 18 (ESV) Gospel: Luke 18:15–30 Luke 18:15–30 (Listen) Let the Children Come to Me 15 Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” The Rich Ruler 18 And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.'” 21 And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.” 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. 24 Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” 27 But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” 28 And Peter said, “See, we have left our homes and followed you.” 29 And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers1 or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.” Footnotes [1] 18:29 Or wife or brothers and sisters (ESV)

His Hands Church
The Way, The Truth, The Life

His Hands Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 40:18


Message for 11/20/2022 "The Way, The Truth, The Life" by Justin McTeer. *All verses are NLT unless otherwise noted* Hebrews 12:24a - You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, John 14:1-11 - Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. 2 There is more than enough room in my Father's home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? 3 When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.” 5 “No, we don't know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. 7 If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!” 8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” 9 Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don't know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you? 10 Don't you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me. 11 Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do. 6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. John 11:21-25 - Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask.” 23 Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 “Yes,” Martha said, “he will rise when everyone else rises, at the last day.” 25 Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. John 10:10 - The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 5:24 - I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life. Ephesians 2:1 - Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. Ephesians 2:4-5 - But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, 5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God's grace that you have been saved!) John 8:31-32 - Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Hebrews 13:8 - Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Mark 10:17-22 - As Jesus was starting out on his way to Jerusalem, a man came running up to him, knelt down, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked. “Only God is truly good. 19 But to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. You must not cheat anyone. Honor your father and mother.'” 20 “Teacher,” the man replied, “I've obeyed all these commandments since I was young.” 21 Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven't done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 At this the man's face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.

Arise Church with Brent Simpson
How to be a good person? | Fruition Pt.3 | Pastor Ken McAnulty

Arise Church with Brent Simpson

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 53:02


Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit The fruit is singular of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. 1. God's character is good. Can you be good without God? The world's standard of goodness is actually just being better than the person next to you. God has a different view of goodness. Mark 10:17-18 Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. True goodness does not come from yourself - meaning true goodness cannot be had through will power. 2. Therefore, the way God deals with us is good. 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 3. Therefore, the way we deal with each other should be good. Matthew 18:21-35 Tongues without temperament is toxic. WHO CAN YOU BETTER DEMONSTRATE PATIENCE TO?

RD Talks
A pretty good teacher, for a cat

RD Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 12:02


Proud and independent, Tiger made contributions to this maturing family that will never be forgotten. First published March 1971. Written by Monte Bourjaily, Jr. Read by Zoë Meunier.

Take Notes with Jen Rafferty
What makes a good teacher? Reconnecting with your purpose and intention through the story telling of Dr. Julie Schmidt Hasson

Take Notes with Jen Rafferty

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 34:08


Why did you decide to become a teacher?Usually, the answer is to create impact and change in their students' lives, and ideally the world at large.But, these days, after living through a pandemic, the stress of test score expectations, and the role of politics in education- it can be difficult to focus on that original intent.Welcome to episode 11 of the Take Notes with Jen Rafferty podcast! In this episode, I'm chatting with Dr. Julie Schmidt Hasson. She is a professor in leadership and school administration at Appalachian State University, former teacher and a principal. Currently, she teaches graduate courses in school leadership and conducts qualitative research in schools.Julie is also the creator of Chalk & Chances project where she compiles inspirational teacher stories that seeks to answer the question “Who did you become because of a teacher?”  Her research on long term teacher impact and classroom culture is the foundation of her books, professional development programs and her TEDx talk. We discuss helping kids feel safe, seen and stretched, and remembering that although we're planting seeds that we'll never actually see the fruit of- teacher impact is enormous and gratifying.Break out the tissues, because today is all about reconnecting with your intention and subsequently your attention into why you became a teacher in the first place.We're here to leave a beautiful legacy of elevating humanity in a way that creates a better world!Stay empowered,Jen Let's keep the conversation going! Find me at:Click here to learn all the ways you can work with me: Jen Rafferty | Instagram, YouTube, Facebook | LinktreeInstagram: @jenrafferty_FaceBook: Empowered Educator Faculty RoomAbout Dr. Julie Schmidt Hasson:Dr. Julie Schmidt Hasson is a professor in Leadership and School Administration at Appalachian State University. A former teacher and principal, she now teaches graduate courses in school leadership and conducts qualitative research in schools. Julie's research on long term teacher impact and classroom culture is the foundation of her books, professional development programs, and TEDx Talk. Her latest book, Safe, Seen, and Stretched in the Classroom: The Remarkable Ways Teachers Shape Students' Lives, was published in November 2021. Julie is a third-generation educator and the proud mother of a teacher. Connect with Julie here:Instagram: @julieshassonWebsite: chalkandchances.com

ESV: Chronological
November 9: Luke 16–18

ESV: Chronological

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 13:48


Luke 16–18 Luke 16–18 (Listen) The Parable of the Dishonest Manager 16 He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2 And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.' 3 And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4 I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.' 5 So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?' 6 He said, ‘A hundred measures1 of oil.' He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.' 7 Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?' He said, ‘A hundred measures2 of wheat.' He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.' 8 The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world3 are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. 9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth,4 so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings. 10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” The Law and the Kingdom of God 14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. 15 And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God. 16 “The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone forces his way into it.5 17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void. Divorce and Remarriage 18 “Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery. The Rich Man and Lazarus 19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side.6 The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.' 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.' 27 And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house—28 for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.' 29 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.' 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' 31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.'” Temptations to Sin 17 And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin7 are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.8 3 Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, 4 and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,' you must forgive him.” Increase Our Faith 5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you. Unworthy Servants 7 “Will any one of you who has a servant9 plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table'? 8 Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly,10 and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink'? 9 Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? 10 So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants;11 we have only done what was our duty.'” Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers 11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers,12 who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16 and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”13 The Coming of the Kingdom 20 Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming in ways that can be observed, 21 nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!' or ‘There!' for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”14 22 And he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 And they will say to you, ‘Look, there!' or ‘Look, here!' Do not go out or follow them. 24 For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day.15 25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, 29 but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all—30 so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back. 32 Remember Lot's wife. 33 Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it. 34 I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed. One will be taken and the other left. 35 There will be two women grinding together. One will be taken and the other left.”16 37 And they said to him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the corpse17 is, there the vultures18 will gather.” The Parable of the Persistent Widow 18 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.' 4 For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.'” 6 And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. 7 And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8 I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” The Pharisee and the Tax Collector 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed19 thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.' 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” Let the Children Come to Me 15 Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” The Rich Ruler 18 And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.'” 21 And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.” 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. 24 Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” 27 But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” 28 And Peter said, “See, we have left our homes and followed you.” 29 And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers20 or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.” Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time 31 And taking the twelve, he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. 32 For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. 33 And after flogging him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise.” 34 But they understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said. Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar 35 As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. 37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 38 And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.” 42 And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight; your faith has made you well.” 43 And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God. Footnotes [1] 16:6 About 875 gallons or 3,200 liters [2] 16:7 Between 1,000 and 1,200 bushels or 37,000 to 45,000 liters [3] 16:8 Greek age [4] 16:9 Greek mammon, a Semitic word for money or possessions; also verse 11; rendered money in verse 13 [5] 16:16 Or everyone is forcefully urged into it [6] 16:22 Greek bosom; also verse 23 [7] 17:1 Greek Stumbling blocks [8] 17:2 Greek stumble [9] 17:7 Or bondservant; also verse 9 [10] 17:8 Greek gird yourself [11] 17:10 Or bondservants [12] 17:12 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13 [13] 17:19 Or has saved you [14] 17:21 Or within you, or within your grasp [15] 17:24 Some manuscripts omit in his day [16] 17:35 Some manuscripts add verse 36: Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left [17] 17:37 Greek body [18] 17:37 Or eagles [19] 18:11 Or standing, prayed to himself [20] 18:29 Or wife or brothers and sisters (ESV)

Spotlight English: Advanced
How to be a Good Teacher (Advanced Program)

Spotlight English: Advanced

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 10:20


Everyone can be a teacher of something. But what makes a good teacher? Colin Lowther and Liz Waid share tips on how anyone can be a better teacher.https://spotlightenglish.com/your-life/how-to-be-a-good-teacher/Download our app for Android at http://bit.ly/spotlight-androidDownload our app for iOS at http://bit.ly/spotlight-appleFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/spotlightradioAre you learning English? Are you looking for a way to practice your English? Listen to Spotlight to learn about people and places all around the world. You can learn English words, and even practice English by writing a comment. Visit our website to follow along with the script: http://spotlightenglish.com

Spotlight English
How to Be a Good Teacher

Spotlight English

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 14:09


Everyone can be a teacher of something. But what makes a good teacher? Colin Lowther and Liz Waid share tips on how anyone can be a better teacher.https://spotlightenglish.com/your-life/how-to-be-a-good-teacher/Download our app for Android at http://bit.ly/spotlight-androidDownload our app for iOS at http://bit.ly/spotlight-appleFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/spotlightradioAre you learning English? Are you looking for a way to practice your English? Listen to Spotlight to learn about people and places all around the world. You can learn English words, and even practice English by writing a comment. Visit our website to follow along with the script: http://spotlightenglish.com

Rockland Community Church
(11/6/22) Luke 18:18-30 "What Must I Do?"

Rockland Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022


The Rich Ruler And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.'” And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.” When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” And Peter said, “See, we have left our homes and followed you.” And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.”

The Sanskrit Studies Podcast
14. Saroja Bhate | Vyākaraṇa and Good Teachers

The Sanskrit Studies Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 61:54


My guest this month is Professor Saroja Bhate, former Professor of Sanskrit and Head of the Department of Sanskrit and Prakrit Languages at Pune University, who has published prolifically on Vyākaraṇa.Her first contact with Sanskrit was through the recitation of stotras. She was educated at Pune University and at Ṭiḷaka Mahārāṣṭra Vidyāpīṭha, and among her teachers were Pundit Vāmanaśāstrī Bhāgavata, T. G. Mainkar and S. D. Joshi.Among the texts she read during her studies are the Rāmāyaṇa, Mahābhārata including the Bhagavadgītā, Meghadūta, Raghuvaṃśa, plays by Kālidāsa and Viśākhadatta, Śiśupālavadha, Kirātārjunīya as well as selections from the Brāhmaṇas and the Upaniṣads.The linguistic texts she mentioned include Pāṇini's Aṣṭādhyāyī, the Brahmakāṇḍa, a portion of Bhartṛhari's Vākyapadīya, the Paramalaghumañjūṣā, texts from the Cāndravyākaraṇa and Kātantra traditions,  and the works of Nāgoji (or Nāgeśa) Bhaṭṭa, such as the Paribhāṣenduśekhara. The modern linguists she mentioned are George Cardona and Paul Kiparsky.Her advice for those embarking in the field includes learning languages and studying Mīmāṃsā, Nyāya, manuscriptology, and symbolic logic.

ESV: Straight through the Bible
October 31: Luke 16–18

ESV: Straight through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 13:48


Luke 16–18 Luke 16–18 (Listen) The Parable of the Dishonest Manager 16 He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2 And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.' 3 And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4 I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.' 5 So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?' 6 He said, ‘A hundred measures1 of oil.' He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.' 7 Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?' He said, ‘A hundred measures2 of wheat.' He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.' 8 The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world3 are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. 9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth,4 so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings. 10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” The Law and the Kingdom of God 14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. 15 And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God. 16 “The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone forces his way into it.5 17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void. Divorce and Remarriage 18 “Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery. The Rich Man and Lazarus 19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side.6 The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.' 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.' 27 And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house—28 for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.' 29 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.' 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' 31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.'” Temptations to Sin 17 And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin7 are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.8 3 Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, 4 and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,' you must forgive him.” Increase Our Faith 5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you. Unworthy Servants 7 “Will any one of you who has a servant9 plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table'? 8 Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly,10 and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink'? 9 Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? 10 So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants;11 we have only done what was our duty.'” Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers 11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers,12 who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16 and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”13 The Coming of the Kingdom 20 Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming in ways that can be observed, 21 nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!' or ‘There!' for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”14 22 And he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 And they will say to you, ‘Look, there!' or ‘Look, here!' Do not go out or follow them. 24 For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day.15 25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, 29 but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all—30 so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back. 32 Remember Lot's wife. 33 Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it. 34 I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed. One will be taken and the other left. 35 There will be two women grinding together. One will be taken and the other left.”16 37 And they said to him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the corpse17 is, there the vultures18 will gather.” The Parable of the Persistent Widow 18 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.' 4 For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.'” 6 And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. 7 And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8 I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” The Pharisee and the Tax Collector 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed19 thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.' 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” Let the Children Come to Me 15 Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” The Rich Ruler 18 And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.'” 21 And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.” 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. 24 Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” 27 But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” 28 And Peter said, “See, we have left our homes and followed you.” 29 And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers20 or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.” Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time 31 And taking the twelve, he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. 32 For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. 33 And after flogging him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise.” 34 But they understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said. Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar 35 As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. 37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 38 And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.” 42 And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight; your faith has made you well.” 43 And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God. Footnotes [1] 16:6 About 875 gallons or 3,200 liters [2] 16:7 Between 1,000 and 1,200 bushels or 37,000 to 45,000 liters [3] 16:8 Greek age [4] 16:9 Greek mammon, a Semitic word for money or possessions; also verse 11; rendered money in verse 13 [5] 16:16 Or everyone is forcefully urged into it [6] 16:22 Greek bosom; also verse 23 [7] 17:1 Greek Stumbling blocks [8] 17:2 Greek stumble [9] 17:7 Or bondservant; also verse 9 [10] 17:8 Greek gird yourself [11] 17:10 Or bondservants [12] 17:12 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13 [13] 17:19 Or has saved you [14] 17:21 Or within you, or within your grasp [15] 17:24 Some manuscripts omit in his day [16] 17:35 Some manuscripts add verse 36: Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left [17] 17:37 Greek body [18] 17:37 Or eagles [19] 18:11 Or standing, prayed to himself [20] 18:29 Or wife or brothers and sisters (ESV)

Mattoon East Side Church of the Nazarene
Episode 101: "One Thing You Lack" (10-23-22)

Mattoon East Side Church of the Nazarene

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 54:56


Morning Worship Sermon with Rev. Bud Hance. Scripture reference Mark 10:17-31 Jesus Counsels the Rich Young Ruler 17 Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” 18 So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. 19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,' ‘Do not murder,' ‘Do not steal,' ‘Do not bear false witness,' ‘Do not defraud,' ‘Honor your father and your mother.' ” 20 And he answered and said to Him, “Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth.” 21 Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” 22 But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. 23 Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?” 27 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” 28 Then Peter began to say to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You.” 29 So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel's, 30 who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

FriDudes - Getting Real.  Pursuing Truth.
What Do You Need to be Happy?

FriDudes - Getting Real. Pursuing Truth.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 15:32


Yes!  You are in!  This one is for the versed.  For the ones that complain that maybe this podcast isn't Deep enough.  You want a challenge?  This is the deep, deep, deep end.  As for the skeptics, keep your wallet in your pocket.  Here you go...Wow!  That is a mic drop moment.  Thank you once again to Francis Chan.  I only know of two preachers on this earth that claim to give 90% of their earnings away...Francis Chan and Rick Warren.  And some of you, including me, question 10%?Looking back, I grew up as an 80's kid in suburbia.  A lot like those 80's movies and Netflix Stranger Things, without Hawkins Laboratory and weirdness.  I grew up fearing the Soviets and a nuclear strike.  We practiced sheltering that vs. shootings.  I also grew up fearing TV evangelists.  I still don't trust them.  So many falls within that group.  Where money took center.  The most notorious may be Jim and Tammy Faye Baker.  Okay, pump the brakes.  You know I'm flawed.  We are all flawed.  Just know you are normal if your guard goes up when you see someone that is a full-time preacher riding the tithes and giving into mansions and private jets.  On the flip side, you have a Francis Chan and Rick Warren, also flawed, yet living on 10%.  That's fascinating to me.  If you are versed, if you call yourself a believer this is a looking in the mirror moment. For me too!  What do you truly need to be happy?  If you really believe in Jesus and your versed than you know this exchange that I bet makes most of you uncomfortable...Mark 10:17-31New Living TranslationThe Rich Man17 As Jesus was starting out on his way to Jerusalem, a man came running up to him, knelt down, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked. “Only God is truly good. 19 But to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. You must not cheat anyone. Honor your father and mother.'[a]”20 “Teacher,” the man replied, “I've obeyed all these commandments since I was young.”21 Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven't done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”22 At this the man's face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God!” 24 This amazed them. But Jesus said again, “Dear children, it is very hard[b] to enter the Kingdom of God. 25 In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!”26 The disciples were astounded. “Then who in the world can be saved?” they asked.27 Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.”Confession, I was terrible at giving and savings.  A lethal combination.  If you like dirt, all that direct can be found during the 'Every Marriage is Flawed' series back in the summer of 21.YouTube, CrazyLove Channel, "Francis Chan:  What Do You Need To Be Happy?", Minute 36:20 - 40:20

Classical Education
An Education Deep in History and Faith with Ferdi Mcdermott

Classical Education

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 71:55


About Our GuestFerdi McDermott studied Languages at Edinburgh University before a decade in Catholic publishing in London. In 2002 he founded Chavagnes International College, an international Catholic school for boys (www.chavagnes.org). He now combines leadership of the school with a lectureship in English literature at the Vendée Catholic university, ICES (www.ices.fr). He is pursuing a doctorate in Education through the University of Buckingham.NotesIn this episode, Adrienne and Trae join Headmaster Ferdi Mcdermott on a journey through the French countryside and into the historic site of a Roman villa turned thirteenth-century monastery, turned junior seminary now operating as a Catholic boarding school for boys that offers a classical Christian education for students from all over the world. To support this good work, please visit their website here. Some topics and ideas in this episode include: Living and Teaching in a Place with a Long History  Teaching and Modeling Physical, Intellectual, and Spiritual Virtues  The Key Role of the Chapel in the Life of a School  The History of Classical Education in Europe  The Influence of Ancient Egypt on Education  Traditional Catholic Education   What Makes a Good Teacher?  Why Should Teachers Sing to Their Students?  Resources and Books & Mentioned In This Episode Letters to Captains by Andre Charlier  Godliness and Good Learning by David Newsome  John Senior on the cultural soil being depleted  “The Twelves Virtues of a Good Teacher” by Br. Agathon   The National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS) “Lay Catholics in Schools” by The Sacred Congregation of Catholic Education  “The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium” by The Sacred Congregation of Catholic Education  “Divini Illius Magistri” by Pope Pius XI Ferdi's Favorite Quote (Corrected):“To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.”- St. John Henry Newman Don't miss Mr. McDermott singing a hymn in honor of St. John Henry Newman at the end! Please Support us on Patreon._________________________________________________________Credits:Sound Engineer: Andrew HelselLogo Art: Anastasiya CFMusic: Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Violins in B flat major, RV529 : Lana Trotovsek, violin Sreten Krstic, violin with Chamber Orchestra of Slovenian Philharmonic © 2022 Beautiful Teaching. All Rights Reserved  ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

The Finish Line Podcast
Patrick Johnson, Founder of Generous Church, on What it Takes to Start a Generosity Revolution (Ep. 57)

The Finish Line Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 65:15


Patrick Johnson is the founder of Generous Church, which catalizes biblical generosity through global church and ministry networks. Patrick started his career in the finance industry for 10 years before God got his attention through Randy Alcorn's book, the Treasure Principle. From there, he spent time on staff with Generous Giving during it's formational early years as well as the National Christian Foundation, where he developed an extensive network of generosity-minded leaders.  In 2011, Patrick left NCF to launch Generous Church with the goal of empowering church leaders to catalyze movements of gospel-centered generosity in their congregations. During those years, he surveyed over 40,000 Christians about their giving beliefs and practices with some absolutely fascinating conclusions. Armed with the knowledge from his extensive experience and research, in 2019 Patrick brought Generous Church to the rest of the world. Through GC's Generosity Design Lab, Patrick's team empowers leaders of church and ministry networks all over the world to design generosity training that is completely customized and contexualized to best reach their own country and culture. What's the result? In just 3 years, Generous Church has helped networks in over 74 countries start generosity movements that have spread like wildfire. Few people have a better bird's eye perspective on what it takes to communicate the power of generosity. Listen now to hear Patrick's thoughts on topics like the core motivations of the most generous people, why money is so dangerous for our faith, and why the U.S. in particular struggles so much with creating a culture of generosity. QUOTES TO REMEMBER “What really drives me with the message of generosity is the gospel.” “I am a wanderer by heart, and God never let's me go. He always brings me back.” “Money can be dangerous.” “Money has a particular power to it, which is dangerous.” “Money is a particularly effective idol because you can count it, you can store it, and it keeps its power when you keep it in the dark.” “The narrative of scripture is not about investing, it's not about saving, it's not about debt – though those are in there. It's about generous giving.” “Why don't you take scripture face up for what it is and sit with God and ask Him what He would have you do with it.” “Generosity is about discipleship.” “We were created in the image of a generous God to be generous.” “Don't think you can be a disciple of Jesus and leave generosity off the table.” “One of the common characteristics of the most generous people I've met is that they all set a spending finish line.” “I see in every generous person I know that they have a deep, abiding relationship with Christ that's real and tangible.” “By far, the people who are motivated by the gospel and by grace are the most generous people from a financial perspective.” “You have to have margin, and you have to be intentional about margin early on.” “The two biggest leverage points are what house you live in and what car you drive.” LINKS FROM THE SHOW Generous Church Generous Church's Generosity Design Lab The Treasure Principle, by Randy Alcorn Generous Giving (see our interview with cofounder Todd Harper) National Christian Foundation LeaderSource The Finish Line Community Facebook Group The Finish Line Community LinkedIn Group BIBLE REFERENCES FROM THE SHOW Matt 10:17-23 | The Rich Young Ruler  17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.'” 20 And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.” 21 And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. 23 And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” Matt. 6:24 | You Cannot Serve God and Money No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! If you have a thought about something you heard, or a story to share, please reach out! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. You can also contact us directly from our contact page. If you want to engage with the Finish Line Community, check out our groups on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Abundant Life Church - Springfield, MO
What would Jesus say?: Is God both sovereign and good at the same time?

Abundant Life Church - Springfield, MO

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 13:34


"And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.” - Mark 10:17-18, 21-22 ESV

Chad Hartman
Do parents and some former teachers know how to keep good teachers in the schools?

Chad Hartman

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 17:00


Do parents and some former teachers know how to keep good teachers in the schools? Chad hears from several listeners via calls and texts with ideas about why teachers are in such short supply today and what we can do to keep our teachers in the profession.

ESV: Chronological
October 19: Mark 10–11

ESV: Chronological

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 10:19


Mark 10–11 Mark 10–11 (Listen) Teaching About Divorce 10 And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered to him again. And again, as was his custom, he taught them. 2 And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3 He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” 5 And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. 6 But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.' 7 ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife,1 8 and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” 10 And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11 And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, 12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.” Let the Children Come to Me 13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” 16 And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. The Rich Young Man 17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.'” 20 And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.” 21 And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. 23 And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is2 to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him,3 “Then who can be saved?” 27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” 28 Peter began to say to him, “See, we have left everything and followed you.” 29 Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, 30 who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.” Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time 32 And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, 33 saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. 34 And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.” The Request of James and John 35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36 And he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” 37 And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38 Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” 39 And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, 40 but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” 41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. 42 And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,4 44 and whoever would be first among you must be slave5 of all. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus 46 And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” 50 And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51 And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” 52 And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way. The Triumphal Entry 11 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus6 sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. 3 If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?' say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.'” 4 And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. 5 And some of those standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” 6 And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. 8 And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. 9 And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! 10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!” 11 And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve. Jesus Curses the Fig Tree 12 On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. 13 And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it. Jesus Cleanses the Temple 15 And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 16 And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. 17 And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations'? But you have made it a den of robbers.” 18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and were seeking a way to destroy him, for they feared him, because all the crowd was astonished at his teaching. 19 And when evening came they7 went out of the city. The Lesson from the Withered Fig Tree 20 As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. 21 And Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered.” 22 And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received8 it, and it will be yours. 25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”9 The Authority of Jesus Challenged 27 And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him, 28 and they said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?” 29 Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30 Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me.” 31 And they discussed it with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,' he will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?' 32 But shall we say, ‘From man'?”—they were afraid of the people, for they all held that John really was a prophet. 33 So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.” Footnotes [1] 10:7 Some manuscripts omit and hold fast to his wife [2] 10:24 Some manuscripts add for those who trust in riches [3] 10:26 Some manuscripts to one another [4] 10:43 Greek diakonos [5] 10:44 Or bondservant, or servant (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface) [6] 11:1 Greek he [7] 11:19 Some manuscripts he [8] 11:24 Some manuscripts are receiving [9] 11:25 Some manuscripts add verse 26: But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses (ESV)

ESV: Straight through the Bible
October 19: Mark 10–11

ESV: Straight through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 10:19


Mark 10–11 Mark 10–11 (Listen) Teaching About Divorce 10 And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered to him again. And again, as was his custom, he taught them. 2 And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3 He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” 5 And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. 6 But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.' 7 ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife,1 8 and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” 10 And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11 And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, 12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.” Let the Children Come to Me 13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” 16 And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. The Rich Young Man 17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.'” 20 And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.” 21 And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. 23 And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is2 to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him,3 “Then who can be saved?” 27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” 28 Peter began to say to him, “See, we have left everything and followed you.” 29 Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, 30 who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.” Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time 32 And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, 33 saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. 34 And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.” The Request of James and John 35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36 And he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” 37 And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38 Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” 39 And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, 40 but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” 41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. 42 And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,4 44 and whoever would be first among you must be slave5 of all. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus 46 And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” 50 And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51 And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” 52 And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way. The Triumphal Entry 11 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus6 sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. 3 If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?' say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.'” 4 And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. 5 And some of those standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” 6 And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. 8 And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. 9 And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! 10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!” 11 And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve. Jesus Curses the Fig Tree 12 On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. 13 And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it. Jesus Cleanses the Temple 15 And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 16 And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. 17 And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations'? But you have made it a den of robbers.” 18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and were seeking a way to destroy him, for they feared him, because all the crowd was astonished at his teaching. 19 And when evening came they7 went out of the city. The Lesson from the Withered Fig Tree 20 As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. 21 And Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered.” 22 And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received8 it, and it will be yours. 25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”9 The Authority of Jesus Challenged 27 And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him, 28 and they said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?” 29 Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30 Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me.” 31 And they discussed it with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,' he will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?' 32 But shall we say, ‘From man'?”—they were afraid of the people, for they all held that John really was a prophet. 33 So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.” Footnotes [1] 10:7 Some manuscripts omit and hold fast to his wife [2] 10:24 Some manuscripts add for those who trust in riches [3] 10:26 Some manuscripts to one another [4] 10:43 Greek diakonos [5] 10:44 Or bondservant, or servant (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface) [6] 11:1 Greek he [7] 11:19 Some manuscripts he [8] 11:24 Some manuscripts are receiving [9] 11:25 Some manuscripts add verse 26: But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses (ESV)

Ben Davis & Kelly K Show
Feel Good: Teacher's Emotion Check-In

Ben Davis & Kelly K Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 1:39


This Kindergarten teacher has a brilliant way to assess how her 4-year-old students are feeling at the start of every day. SOURCE: https://www.wdjx.com/kindergarten-teachers-emotion-check-in/

Perris Valley Podcast
Do The 10 Commandments still matter? • 10.2.22

Perris Valley Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 33:36


Sermon Notes: Exodus 19 Series: Do The 10 Commandments still matter? Title: You are My People Date: 10/2/22 Perris Valley Church   Point number 1: God's plans for His people and your life go back to before time began.   Exodus 19:1-6  (NLT) 19 Exactly two months after the Israelites left Egypt, they arrived in the wilderness of Sinai. 2 After breaking camp at Rephidim, they came to the wilderness of Sinai and set up camp there at the base of Mount Sinai. 3 Then Moses climbed the mountain to appear before God. The Lord called to him from the mountain and said, “Give these instructions to the family of Jacob; announce it to the descendants of Israel: 4 ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians. You know how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself. 5 Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth; for all the earth belongs to me. 6 And you will be my kingdom of priests, my holy nation.' This is the message you must give to the people of Israel.”   Point number 2: Without God's presence solid and secure in our lives, we will wander in the wilderness.   Exodus 19:9-13  (NLT) 9 Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will come to you in a thick cloud, Moses, so the people themselves can hear me when I speak with you. Then they will always trust you.” Moses told the Lord what the people had said. 10 Then the Lord told Moses, “Go down and prepare the people for my arrival. Consecrate them today and tomorrow, and have them wash their clothing. 11 Be sure they are ready on the third day, for on that day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai as all the people watch. 12 Mark off a boundary all around the mountain. Warn the people, ‘Be careful! Do not go up on the mountain or even touch its boundaries. Anyone who touches the mountain will certainly be put to death. 13 No hand may touch the person or animal that crosses the boundary; instead, stone them or shoot them with arrows. They must be put to death.' However, when the ram's horn sounds a long blast, then the people may go up on the mountain.”   Point number 3: Even the small details of God's word matter.   Exodus 19:14-20 (NLT) 14 So Moses went down to the people. He consecrated them for worship, and they washed their clothes. 15 He told them, “Get ready for the third day, and until then abstain from having sexual intercourse.” 16 On the morning of the third day, thunder roared and lightning flashed, and a dense cloud came down on the mountain. There was a long, loud blast from a ram's horn, and all the people trembled. 17 Moses led them out from the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 18 All of Mount Sinai was covered with smoke because the Lord had descended on it in the form of fire. The smoke billowed into the sky like smoke from a brick kiln, and the whole mountain shook violently. 19 As the blast of the ram's horn grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God thundered his reply. 20 The Lord came down on the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses climbed the mountain.     Exodus 19:21-22 (NLT) 21 Then the Lord told Moses, “Go back down and warn the people not to break through the boundaries to see the Lord, or they will die. 22 Even the priests who regularly come near to the Lord must purify themselves so that the Lord does not break out and destroy them.” 23 “But Lord,” Moses protested, “the people cannot come up to Mount Sinai. You already warned us. You told me, ‘Mark off a boundary all around the mountain to set it apart as holy.'” 24 But the Lord said, “Go down and bring Aaron back up with you. In the meantime, do not let the priests or the people break through to approach the Lord, or he will break out and destroy them.” 25 So Moses went down to the people and told them what the Lord had said.   Exodus 20:1-2a (NLT) 20 Then God gave the people all these instructions 2 “I am the Lord your God. . ..   Mark 10:17-21 (NLT) 17 As Jesus was starting out on his way to Jerusalem, a man came running up to him, knelt down, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked. “Only God is truly good. 19 But to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. You must not cheat anyone. Honor your father and mother.'” 20 “Teacher,” the man replied, “I've obeyed all these commandments since I was young.” 21 Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven't done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”   Point number 4: We should care about the 10 Commandments because God gave them.

Theory 2 Action Podcast
MM#169--The Questions From A Good Teacher

Theory 2 Action Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 11:49


In this MM, we think about our childhood and who influenced us to be our better self?To do this, our lightening bolt of inspiration came to us while reading, Robin Sharma's insightful book, The Everyday Hero Manifesto:  Activate your Positivity, Maximize Your Productivity, Serve The WorldKey Points from the Episode:She believed in me.  Which helped me believe in me.All of us can be great at something.Mrs. Greenaway's life of service to others.How will you be hero?   By living a flourishing life for others?Other resources:More goodnessGet our top book recommendations listBe sure to check out our very affordable Academy Review membership program at http:www.teammojoacademy.com/support

Sola City Church
10/09/22 - Luke 18:18-43 - "Following Christ" - Jay Cosgrove

Sola City Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 34:01


The Rich Ruler 18 And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.'” 21 And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.” 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. 24 Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” 27 But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” 28 And Peter said, “See, we have left our homes and followed you.” 29 And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers[b] or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.” Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time 31 And taking the twelve, he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. 32 For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. 33 And after flogging him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise.” 34 But they understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said. Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar 35 As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. 37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 38 And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.” 42 And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight; your faith has made you well.” 43 And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

Bloomington Reformed Presbyterian Church

Titus -- Serve with the servant as God has given for your growth in the truth

7am
Reducing good teachers to a single test

7am

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 21:09


All of us know that a great teacher can make a huge difference in a person's life – and a bad one can be a disaster for a young person who's trying to find their way. So how do we make sure the best people become teachers? That's the question that obsessed Julia Gillard when she was Education minister in 2008. The answer she came up with has had some unforeseen consequences that teachers are still living with now. Today, senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton on the testing regime for Australian teachers that was inspired by an American consultancy firm. Socials: Stay in touch with us on Twitter and Instagram. Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper, Rick Morton.

Quills and Cloaks: A Writing and Fandom Podcast
Episode 14 - Was Snape a Good Teacher?

Quills and Cloaks: A Writing and Fandom Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 27:28


Everyone has opinions about Hogwart's famous Potions Master. But how does he rank as an actual teacher? 

To Know the Love of Christ
S3E4 Mark 10:32-52

To Know the Love of Christ

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 20:25


The third time is not always the charm because the disciples haven't fully grasped what Jesus is telling them. This time He gave gruesome details. What do you want me to do? What do you want me to do? Jesus asked this question twice and heard two different replies. Oh, the many times we have approached the Good Teacher with our requests! What would our request be if He were to ask today: What do you want me to do?

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
September 25: Psalm 55; 2 Samuel 14:25–15:12; Ezekiel 16; Luke 18:1–30

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 20:01


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 55 Psalm 55 (Listen) Cast Your Burden on the Lord To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil1 of David. 55   Give ear to my prayer, O God,    and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!2   Attend to me, and answer me;    I am restless in my complaint and I moan,3   because of the noise of the enemy,    because of the oppression of the wicked.  For they drop trouble upon me,    and in anger they bear a grudge against me. 4   My heart is in anguish within me;    the terrors of death have fallen upon me.5   Fear and trembling come upon me,    and horror overwhelms me.6   And I say, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!    I would fly away and be at rest;7   yes, I would wander far away;    I would lodge in the wilderness; Selah8   I would hurry to find a shelter    from the raging wind and tempest.” 9   Destroy, O Lord, divide their tongues;    for I see violence and strife in the city.10   Day and night they go around it    on its walls,  and iniquity and trouble are within it;11     ruin is in its midst;  oppression and fraud    do not depart from its marketplace. 12   For it is not an enemy who taunts me—    then I could bear it;  it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me—    then I could hide from him.13   But it is you, a man, my equal,    my companion, my familiar friend.14   We used to take sweet counsel together;    within God's house we walked in the throng.15   Let death steal over them;    let them go down to Sheol alive;    for evil is in their dwelling place and in their heart. 16   But I call to God,    and the LORD will save me.17   Evening and morning and at noon    I utter my complaint and moan,    and he hears my voice.18   He redeems my soul in safety    from the battle that I wage,    for many are arrayed against me.19   God will give ear and humble them,    he who is enthroned from of old, Selah  because they do not change    and do not fear God. 20   My companion2 stretched out his hand against his friends;    he violated his covenant.21   His speech was smooth as butter,    yet war was in his heart;  his words were softer than oil,    yet they were drawn swords. 22   Cast your burden on the LORD,    and he will sustain you;  he will never permit    the righteous to be moved. 23   But you, O God, will cast them down    into the pit of destruction;  men of blood and treachery    shall not live out half their days.  But I will trust in you. Footnotes [1] 55:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [2] 55:20 Hebrew He (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 2 Samuel 14:25–15:12 2 Samuel 14:25–15:12 (Listen) 25 Now in all Israel there was no one so much to be praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. From the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. 26 And when he cut the hair of his head (for at the end of every year he used to cut it; when it was heavy on him, he cut it), he weighed the hair of his head, two hundred shekels1 by the king's weight. 27 There were born to Absalom three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar. She was a beautiful woman. 28 So Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem, without coming into the king's presence. 29 Then Absalom sent for Joab, to send him to the king, but Joab would not come to him. And he sent a second time, but Joab would not come. 30 Then he said to his servants, “See, Joab's field is next to mine, and he has barley there; go and set it on fire.” So Absalom's servants set the field on fire.2 31 Then Joab arose and went to Absalom at his house and said to him, “Why have your servants set my field on fire?” 32 Absalom answered Joab, “Behold, I sent word to you, ‘Come here, that I may send you to the king, to ask, “Why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me to be there still.” Now therefore let me go into the presence of the king, and if there is guilt in me, let him put me to death.'” 33 Then Joab went to the king and told him, and he summoned Absalom. So he came to the king and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king, and the king kissed Absalom. Absalom's Conspiracy 15 After this Absalom got himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him. 2 And Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way of the gate. And when any man had a dispute to come before the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, “From what city are you?” And when he said, “Your servant is of such and such a tribe in Israel,” 3 Absalom would say to him, “See, your claims are good and right, but there is no man designated by the king to hear you.” 4 Then Absalom would say, “Oh that I were judge in the land! Then every man with a dispute or cause might come to me, and I would give him justice.” 5 And whenever a man came near to pay homage to him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him. 6 Thus Absalom did to all of Israel who came to the king for judgment. So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel. 7 And at the end of four3 years Absalom said to the king, “Please let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed to the LORD, in Hebron. 8 For your servant vowed a vow while I lived at Geshur in Aram, saying, ‘If the LORD will indeed bring me back to Jerusalem, then I will offer worship to4 the LORD.'” 9 The king said to him, “Go in peace.” So he arose and went to Hebron. 10 But Absalom sent secret messengers throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, “As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpet, then say, ‘Absalom is king at Hebron!'” 11 With Absalom went two hundred men from Jerusalem who were invited guests, and they went in their innocence and knew nothing. 12 And while Absalom was offering the sacrifices, he sent for5 Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city Giloh. And the conspiracy grew strong, and the people with Absalom kept increasing. Footnotes [1] 14:26 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams [2] 14:30 Septuagint, Dead Sea Scroll add So Joab's servants came to him with their clothes torn, and they said to him, “The servants of Absalom have set your field on fire.” [3] 15:7 Septuagint, Syriac; Hebrew forty [4] 15:8 Or will serve [5] 15:12 Or sent (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Ezekiel 16 Ezekiel 16 (Listen) The Lord's Faithless Bride 16 Again the word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, make known to Jerusalem her abominations, 3 and say, Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem: Your origin and your birth are of the land of the Canaanites; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite. 4 And as for your birth, on the day you were born your cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water to cleanse you, nor rubbed with salt, nor wrapped in swaddling cloths. 5 No eye pitied you, to do any of these things to you out of compassion for you, but you were cast out on the open field, for you were abhorred, on the day that you were born. 6 “And when I passed by you and saw you wallowing in your blood, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!' I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!' 7 I made you flourish like a plant of the field. And you grew up and became tall and arrived at full adornment. Your breasts were formed, and your hair had grown; yet you were naked and bare. 8 “When I passed by you again and saw you, behold, you were at the age for love, and I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness; I made my vow to you and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Lord GOD, and you became mine. 9 Then I bathed you with water and washed off your blood from you and anointed you with oil. 10 I clothed you also with embroidered cloth and shod you with fine leather. I wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk.1 11 And I adorned you with ornaments and put bracelets on your wrists and a chain on your neck. 12 And I put a ring on your nose and earrings in your ears and a beautiful crown on your head. 13 Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was of fine linen and silk and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour and honey and oil. You grew exceedingly beautiful and advanced to royalty. 14 And your renown went forth among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through the splendor that I had bestowed on you, declares the Lord GOD. 15 “But you trusted in your beauty and played the whore2 because of your renown and lavished your whorings3 on any passerby; your beauty4 became his. 16 You took some of your garments and made for yourself colorful shrines, and on them played the whore. The like has never been, nor ever shall be.5 17 You also took your beautiful jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given you, and made for yourself images of men, and with them played the whore. 18 And you took your embroidered garments to cover them, and set my oil and my incense before them. 19 Also my bread that I gave you—I fed you with fine flour and oil and honey—you set before them for a pleasing aroma; and so it was, declares the Lord GOD. 20 And you took your sons and your daughters, whom you had borne to me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. Were your whorings so small a matter 21 that you slaughtered my children and delivered them up as an offering by fire to them? 22 And in all your abominations and your whorings you did not remember the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare, wallowing in your blood. 23 “And after all your wickedness (woe, woe to you! declares the Lord GOD), 24 you built yourself a vaulted chamber and made yourself a lofty place in every square. 25 At the head of every street you built your lofty place and made your beauty an abomination, offering yourself6 to any passerby and multiplying your whoring. 26 You also played the whore with the Egyptians, your lustful neighbors, multiplying your whoring, to provoke me to anger. 27 Behold, therefore, I stretched out my hand against you and diminished your allotted portion and delivered you to the greed of your enemies, the daughters of the Philistines, who were ashamed of your lewd behavior. 28 You played the whore also with the Assyrians, because you were not satisfied; yes, you played the whore with them, and still you were not satisfied. 29 You multiplied your whoring also with the trading land of Chaldea, and even with this you were not satisfied. 30 “How sick is your heart,7 declares the Lord GOD, because you did all these things, the deeds of a brazen prostitute, 31 building your vaulted chamber at the head of every street, and making your lofty place in every square. Yet you were not like a prostitute, because you scorned payment. 32 Adulterous wife, who receives strangers instead of her husband! 33 Men give gifts to all prostitutes, but you gave your gifts to all your lovers, bribing them to come to you from every side with your whorings. 34 So you were different from other women in your whorings. No one solicited you to play the whore, and you gave payment, while no payment was given to you; therefore you were different. 35 “Therefore, O prostitute, hear the word of the LORD: 36 Thus says the Lord GOD, Because your lust was poured out and your nakedness uncovered in your whorings with your lovers, and with all your abominable idols, and because of the blood of your children that you gave to them, 37 therefore, behold, I will gather all your lovers with whom you took pleasure, all those you loved and all those you hated. I will gather them against you from every side and will uncover your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness. 38 And I will judge you as women who commit adultery and shed blood are judged, and bring upon you the blood of wrath and jealousy. 39 And I will give you into their hands, and they shall throw down your vaulted chamber and break down your lofty places. They shall strip you of your clothes and take your beautiful jewels and leave you naked and bare. 40 They shall bring up a crowd against you, and they shall stone you and cut you to pieces with their swords. 41 And they shall burn your houses and execute judgments upon you in the sight of many women. I will make you stop playing the whore, and you shall also give payment no more. 42 So will I satisfy my wrath on you, and my jealousy shall depart from you. I will be calm and will no more be angry. 43 Because you have not remembered the days of your youth, but have enraged me with all these things, therefore, behold, I have returned your deeds upon your head, declares the Lord GOD. Have you not committed lewdness in addition to all your abominations? 44 “Behold, everyone who uses proverbs will use this proverb about you: ‘Like mother, like daughter.' 45 You are the daughter of your mother, who loathed her husband and her children; and you are the sister of your sisters, who loathed their husbands and their children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite. 46 And your elder sister is Samaria, who lived with her daughters to the north of you; and your younger sister, who lived to the south of you, is Sodom with her daughters. 47 Not only did you walk in their ways and do according to their abominations; within a very little time you were more corrupt than they in all your ways. 48 As I live, declares the Lord GOD, your sister Sodom and her daughters have not done as you and your daughters have done. 49 Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. 50 They were haughty and did an abomination before me. So I removed them, when I saw it. 51 Samaria has not committed half your sins. You have committed more abominations than they, and have made your sisters appear righteous by all the abominations that you have committed. 52 Bear your disgrace, you also, for you have intervened on behalf of your sisters. Because of your sins in which you acted more abominably than they, they are more in the right than you. So be ashamed, you also, and bear your disgrace, for you have made your sisters appear righteous. 53 “I will restore their fortunes, both the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters, and the fortunes of Samaria and her daughters, and I will restore your own fortunes in their midst, 54 that you may bear your disgrace and be ashamed of all that you have done, becoming a consolation to them. 55 As for your sisters, Sodom and her daughters shall return to their former state, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former state, and you and your daughters shall return to your former state. 56 Was not your sister Sodom a byword in your mouth in the day of your pride, 57 before your wickedness was uncovered? Now you have become an object of reproach for the daughters of Syria8 and all those around her, and for the daughters of the Philistines, those all around who despise you. 58 You bear the penalty of your lewdness and your abominations, declares the LORD. The Lord's Everlasting Covenant 59 “For thus says the Lord GOD: I will deal with you as you have done, you who have despised the oath in breaking the covenant, 60 yet I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish for you an everlasting covenant. 61 Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed when you take your sisters, both your elder and your younger, and I give them to you as daughters, but not on account of9 the covenant with you. 62 I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall know that I am the LORD, 63 that you may remember and be confounded, and never open your mouth again because of your shame, when I atone for you for all that you have done, declares the Lord GOD.” Footnotes [1] 16:10 Or with rich fabric [2] 16:15 Or were unfaithful; also verses 16, 17, 26, 28 [3] 16:15 Or unfaithfulness; also verses 20, 22, 25, 26, 29, 33, 34, 36 [4] 16:15 Hebrew it [5] 16:16 The meaning of this Hebrew sentence is uncertain [6] 16:25 Hebrew spreading your legs [7] 16:30 Revocalization yields How I am filled with anger against you [8] 16:57 Some manuscripts (compare Syriac) of Edom [9] 16:61 Or not apart from (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Luke 18:1–30 Luke 18:1–30 (Listen) The Parable of the Persistent Widow 18 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.' 4 For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.'” 6 And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. 7 And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8 I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” The Pharisee and the Tax Collector 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed1 thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.' 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” Let the Children Come to Me 15 Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” The Rich Ruler 18 And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.'” 21 And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.” 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. 24 Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” 27 But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” 28 And Peter said, “See, we have left our homes and followed you.” 29 And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers2 or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.” Footnotes [1] 18:11 Or standing, prayed to himself [2] 18:29 Or wife or brothers and sisters (ESV)