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Audio – Bay Vista Baptist Church

Today we continue to go through looking at ‘Great Hymns of Our Faith’. This morning Bro. Danny told us the story of how the song ‘Abide With Me’ was written by Henry F. Lyte. This song is a reminder to us that we need to be constantly asking God to be with us as we go throughout our lives in this sinful world in which we live. /// Scripture: Luke 24:27-32 | Speaker: Bro. Danny Nance | Date Recorded: September 25th, 2022 | Running Time: 43:16

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path
September 24: Deuteronomy 13:3; 1 Samuel 12:22; Ezra 9:9; Psalm 146:5; Isaiah 49:15; Luke 18:7–8; Hebrews 12:7–8; 1 Peter 4:12; 1 Corinthians 2:9–10; 1 Corinthians 3:21–22; 1 Corinthians 15:19; Hebrews 11:16; Hebrews 12:1; 1 Peter 1:4; 2 John 8; R

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 3:04


Morning: Deuteronomy 13:3; 1 Samuel 12:22; Ezra 9:9; Psalm 146:5; Isaiah 49:15; Luke 18:7–8; Hebrews 12:7–8; 1 Peter 4:12 “Our God has not forsaken us.” Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.—It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. “The Lord your God is testing you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” “The Lord will not forsake his people, for his great name's sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you a people for himself.”—“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.”—Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God. “And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily.” Deuteronomy 13:3 (Listen) 3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the LORD your God is testing you, to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. (ESV) 1 Samuel 12:22 (Listen) 22 For the LORD will not forsake his people, for his great name's sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people for himself. (ESV) Ezra 9:9 (Listen) 9 For we are slaves. Yet our God has not forsaken us in our slavery, but has extended to us his steadfast love before the kings of Persia, to grant us some reviving to set up the house of our God, to repair its ruins, and to give us protection1 in Judea and Jerusalem. Footnotes [1] 9:9 Hebrew a wall (ESV) Psalm 146:5 (Listen) 5   Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,    whose hope is in the LORD his God, (ESV) Isaiah 49:15 (Listen) 15   “Can a woman forget her nursing child,    that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?  Even these may forget,    yet I will not forget you. (ESV) Luke 18:7–8 (Listen) 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?” (ESV) Hebrews 12:7–8 (Listen) 7 It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8 If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. (ESV) 1 Peter 4:12 (Listen) Suffering as a Christian 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. (ESV) Evening: 1 Corinthians 2:9–10; 1 Corinthians 3:21–22; 1 Corinthians 15:19; Hebrews 11:16; Hebrews 12:1; 1 Peter 1:4; 2 John 8; Revelation 21:7 “The one who conquers will have this heritage.” If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.—As it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.—An inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. All things are yours,… the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours.—“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit.—Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.—Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. 1 Corinthians 2:9–10 (Listen) 9 But, as it is written,   “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,    nor the heart of man imagined,  what God has prepared for those who love him”— 10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 3:21–22 (Listen) 21 So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, (ESV) 1 Corinthians 15:19 (Listen) 19 If in Christ we have hope1 in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. Footnotes [1] 15:19 Or we have hoped (ESV) Hebrews 11:16 (Listen) 16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city. (ESV) Hebrews 12:1 (Listen) Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, (ESV) 1 Peter 1:4 (Listen) 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, (ESV) 2 John 8 (Listen) 8 Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we1 have worked for, but may win a full reward. Footnotes [1] 1:8 Some manuscripts you (ESV) Revelation 21:7 (Listen) 7 The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. (ESV)

Audio – Bay Vista Baptist Church
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

Audio – Bay Vista Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 39:06


Today we continued looking at ‘Great Hymns of Our Faith’. This morning Bro. Danny shared with us the importance of ‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’. Unfortunatly due to some technical difficulties we had there is not a YouTube video for this sermon and the podcast misses the first few moments of Bro. Danny speaking. /// Scripture: Revelation 19:11-16 | Speaker: Bro. Danny Nance | Date Recorded: September 18th, 2022 | Running Time: 39:06

THE BAER TRUTH: Bible study subjects and messages by Daniel Baer
DISCUSSIONS ON THE NATURE OF SAVING FAITH AND FULL SALVATION 02

THE BAER TRUTH: Bible study subjects and messages by Daniel Baer

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 45:18


02: Is Full Salvation a Band-Aid (Bandage) to Cover the Sin Condition or is it the Power and Process that Will Fully Deal with the Sin Condition? Full Salvation: Faith in, Faith Of, and Faithfulness To, We Must Add to Our Faith if we Expect to Enter into Eternal Life, and Works (along with Faith) as a Definition of Spiritual Success or FailureSome of these podcasts are made up of several combined messages on these subjects, and in some cases, these messages were transcribed into our Ari'el Institute Journals (especially issue #18, which addresses this subject in great detail).

Audio – Bay Vista Baptist Church

Today we continue looking at ‘Great Hymns of Our Faith’. This morning Bro Danny told about the song ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’ and how it came to be written. This song is so very importent to our faith because it reminds us that God is the most holy of all things. /// Scripture: Revelation 4:1-11 | Speaker: Bro. Danny Nance | Date Recorded: September 11th, 2022 | Running Time: 45:21

Wisdom on SermonAudio
The Wisdom from Our Faith

Wisdom on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 35:00


A new MP3 sermon from Calvary Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: The Wisdom from Our Faith Subtitle: Epistle of James Speaker: Jon Cardwell Broadcaster: Calvary Baptist Church Event: Sunday - PM Date: 8/28/2022 Bible: James 1:5-8; Proverbs 9:10 Length: 35 min.

Doon Protestant Reformed Church
God's Anointed Son

Doon Protestant Reformed Church

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 53:00


I. The Christ-II. His Three-fold Office-III. Our Faith in Him

Patience on SermonAudio
The Testing of Our Faith

Patience on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 34:00


A new MP3 sermon from Calvary Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: The Testing of Our Faith Subtitle: Epistle of James Speaker: Jon Cardwell Broadcaster: Calvary Baptist Church Event: Sunday - PM Date: 8/21/2022 Bible: James 1:1-4; 1 Corinthians 10:13 Length: 34 min.

Endurance on SermonAudio
The Testing of Our Faith

Endurance on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 34:00


A new MP3 sermon from Calvary Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: The Testing of Our Faith Subtitle: Epistle of James Speaker: Jon Cardwell Broadcaster: Calvary Baptist Church Event: Sunday - PM Date: 8/21/2022 Bible: James 1:1-4; 1 Corinthians 10:13 Length: 34 min.

Mormon Stories - LDS
1638: The Mormon Abuse AP Article and The Church's Response

Mormon Stories - LDS

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 199:07


TRIGGER WARNING: Mentions of Sexual Assault, Rape, Child Abuse When a father of a 5-year-old girl who was in counseling with his Mormon Bishop admitted to abusing his daughter, the Bishop followed the guidance of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and called a so-called "helpline" and he was advised by Church Lawyers to tell no one. The man continued to abuse his daughter for 7 more years and went on to assault her newborn sister. The AP has done a deep investigation into the Mormon Church's mishandling of child abuse and their article from last week has spread like wildfire.  The LDS Church has put its PR department and news media outlets on high alert and they issued an official response and at least two articles trying to respond to the egregious revelations by the Associated Press.  Join John, Gerardo, and Utah criminal defense attorney Brenton Erickson as they do a deep dive into the AP article and analyze whether the Church adequately explained the alarming allegations in the article.  ________ WE ARE 100% DONOR FUNDED! Thank you for your donations! Monthly Donor: Monthly Donor or https://donorbox.org/mormon-stories  One Time Donation: One Time Donation or https://donorbox.org/mormon-stories   Amazon Purchases:  ONLINE: Follow the link below and choose "Mormon Stories". Amazon will do the rest at no cost to you. Amazon Donates When You Purchase Items APP: Enable Amazon Smile in your app by following link below: Amazon Donates When You Purchase On The App ————— Like & Share our Podcasts!  Social Media/Information Links: MSP on Spotify Apple Podcasts MSP Blog Instagram Patreon TikTok Discord Contact Us! MormonStories@gmail.com Mormon Stories Podcast PO Box 171085 Salt Lake City, UT 84117   #LDS #Mormon #PostMormon #ExMormon #MormonStories #Religion #Education #Truth #History #JosephSmith #ChurchofJesusChristofLatterDaySaints #HighDemandReligion #Cult #Patriarchy #WomensRights Show Notes: AP: Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen  AP: How Mormon church 'help line' hid child sex abuse Church Offers Statement on Help Line and Abuse (Response to AP) Deseret News Opinion: Perspective: I survived abuse. I worked for the church's help line. The AP story broke my heart Church responds to AP story on abuse of a child and reporting hotline Spotlight Movie MormonLeaks 1999 Protocol for Abuse Helpline [PDF] Are Publicized Abuse Cases Exceptional or Representative of Our Faith? 

Oasis Revival Ministry
Daniel McGeer | How Faith Helps Us Run Out Of Uncertainty | August 07 2022

Oasis Revival Ministry

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 42:22


Faith always requires action, and in the same way that you can't discover that you can run without actually running, you won't discover faith unless you actually live a life of faith. Our Faith in the resurrecting power of Christ helps us run out of uncertainty and disappointment. David said, " I will not merely walk, but run the way of Your commandments, when You give me a heart that is willing." For more content and info, visit https://revivalministry.co.za

Leading Saints Podcast
Reporting Abuse, Church Helpline, & the Bishop | An Interview with Jennifer Roach

Leading Saints Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 57:39


Jennifer Roach earned a Masters of Divinity from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and a Masters of Counseling from Argosy University. She is a licensed Substance Use Disorder counselor, a Clinical Mental Health counselor, and was an ordained Anglican Pastor prior to her baptism in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Highlights Episode summary will be available soon Links AP News article: Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen Public Square Magazine article: Are Publicized Abuse Cases Exceptional or Representative of Our Faith? General Handbook 32.4.4: Confidentiality 4 Reasons Why Bishops Should Be Meeting with Youth | An Interview with Jennifer Roach TRANSCRIPT coming soon Listen on YouTube (coming soon) Get 14-day access to the Core Leader Library The Leading Saints Podcast gets over 300,000 listens each month and has over 10 million total downloads as part of nonprofit Leading Saints' mission to help Latter-day Saints be better prepared to lead. Learn more and listen to any of the past episodes for free at LeadingSaints.org. Past guests include Emily Belle Freeman, David Butler, Hank Smith, John Bytheway, Liz Wiseman, Stephen M. R. Covey, Julie Beck, Brad Wilcox, Jody Moore, Tony Overbay, John H. Groberg, Elaine Dalton, Tad R. Callister, J. Devn Cornish, Dennis B. Neuenschwander, Anthony Sweat, John Hilton III, Barbara Morgan Gardner, Blair Hodges, Whitney Johnson, Ryan Gottfredson, Greg McKeown, DeAnna Murphy, Michael Goodman, Richard Ostler, Ganel-Lyn Condie, and many more in over 500 episodes. Discover podcasts, articles, virtual conferences, and live events related to callings such as the bishopric, Relief Society, elders quorum, Primary, youth leadership, stake leadership, ward mission, ward council, young adults, ministering, and teaching.

Iron Sharpens Iron Radio with Chris Arnzen
August 3, 2022 Show with Dr. William Webster & David T. King on “Speaking the Truth in Love: One of the Bible’s Most Frequently Ignored Commands”

Iron Sharpens Iron Radio with Chris Arnzen

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 118:06


August 3, 2022 Dr. WILLIAM WEBSTER, Pastor of Grace Bible Church of Battle Ground, WA, author & founder of Christian Resources, *AND* DAVID T. KING, Assistant Pastor of Christ Church (PCA) of Katy, TX, & co-author with Dr. William Webster of the 3-volume work: "HOLY SCRIPTURE: The Ground & Pillar of Our Faith" (Volume 1, Volume 2, & Volume 3) who will both address: "SPEAKING the TRUTH in LOVE: ONE of the BIBLE's MOST FREQUENTLY IGNORED COMMANDS by CHRISTIANS WHO SHOULD KNOW BETTER" Subscribe: iTunes  TuneIn Android RSS Feed Listen:

Courageous Beauty
Focus or Sink!!!

Courageous Beauty

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 34:29


Without faith you might be subjected to facts which often times doesn't produce God's vision for our lives. Which is why we walk by faith and not by sight. Our Faith is not produced in what we see it's actually in what we don't see and when we don't see the facts that are presented to us about our situations and circumstances we lean not to our own understanding and we acknowledge God in all our ways and he will direct our path. So if we don't focus on Jesus we will sink. Like Peter when he asked Jesus to prove it was him walking on the water to bid him to come but he was walking on the Word of Jesus when Jesus said come! At that moment is Faith and focus were aligned!! But the moment he got distracted his faith ceased and he sank. Which is why Jesus said o ye of little faith. We have to ask ourselves what did hinder us and caused us to loose focus and now is causing us to sink? What does focus mean anyway? noun • 1. the center of interest or activity. "this generation has made the environment a focus of attention" social media, society,  social norms? Similar: center focal point central point center of attention hub nucleus heart Jesus is the chief (cornerstone) (Ephesians 2:19–21). And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; “In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord” anchor backbone • 2. the state or quality of having or producing clear visual definition. verb • 1. (of a person or their eyes) adapt to the prevailing level of light and become able to see clearly. JESUS IS THE LIGHT!! • 2. pay particular attention to. What does sink mean anyway? verb • 1. go down below the surface of something, especially of a liquid; become submerged. Similar: become submerged be engulfed • 2. descend; drop. Similar: fall Galatians 5:7 kjv Ye were running well; who hindered you, that ye should not obey the truth? The truth we need to seek after is that we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us. But we have to trust the process God allows us to take because he knows our end before our beginning. Galatians Ampc 5:7 you were running the race nobly. Who has interfered in (hindered and stopped you from) your heeding and following the Truth? Galatians 5:7 phillips were making splendid progress; who put you off the course you had set for the truth? That sort of “persuasion” does not come from the one who is calling you. Alas, it takes only a little leaven to affect the whole lump! I feel confident in the Lord that you will not take any fatal step. But whoever it is who is worrying you will have a serious charge to answer one day. So in otherwords what happened to your faith that would cause you to look at the facts of your situation and believe contrary to what God has told you to believe in faith. Maybe the pain you feel in your body but for a moment knocked your focus off and you choose to sink in the place of what the doctors report has said. The fact is you might be dealing with a real issue but we have to know that God's Word is the truth that really holds the power and holds the weight over our situations. We have to believe in the Word which then we believe in Jesus because he is the Word that was with God and that was made flesh so we can be the righteousness of God. So if our focus is on Jesus than our faith will increase and thus we will be counted as righteousness because we believe in God. While he works out our the kinks in our favor our Focus on him will not allow us to sink!! We won't Sink in confusion, self-destruction, fear, failure,  complacency, disobedient. We can choose to float even if we cant swim because God will reveal a way in our situations that will get us to the shore of our faith; now that we can truly stand on. The emeny would love to whisper things in our ears why? Because Faith comes by hearing and that by --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/courageous-beauty/message

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
August 2: Song of Solomon 8:8–14; Judges 12; Jeremiah 27–28; Hebrews 11–12:2

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 16:02


Psalms and Wisdom: Song of Solomon 8:8–14 Song of Solomon 8:8–14 (Listen) Final Advice Others 8   We have a little sister,    and she has no breasts.  What shall we do for our sister    on the day when she is spoken for?9   If she is a wall,    we will build on her a battlement of silver,  but if she is a door,    we will enclose her with boards of cedar. She 10   I was a wall,    and my breasts were like towers;  then I was in his eyes    as one who finds1 peace. 11   Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon;    he let out the vineyard to keepers;    each one was to bring for its fruit a thousand pieces of silver.12   My vineyard, my very own, is before me;    you, O Solomon, may have the thousand,    and the keepers of the fruit two hundred. He 13   O you who dwell in the gardens,    with companions listening for your voice;    let me hear it. She 14   Make haste, my beloved,    and be like a gazelle  or a young stag    on the mountains of spices. Footnotes [1] 8:10 Or brings out (ESV) Pentateuch and History: Judges 12 Judges 12 (Listen) Jephthah's Conflict with Ephraim 12 The men of Ephraim were called to arms, and they crossed to Zaphon and said to Jephthah, “Why did you cross over to fight against the Ammonites and did not call us to go with you? We will burn your house over you with fire.” 2 And Jephthah said to them, “I and my people had a great dispute with the Ammonites, and when I called you, you did not save me from their hand. 3 And when I saw that you would not save me, I took my life in my hand and crossed over against the Ammonites, and the LORD gave them into my hand. Why then have you come up to me this day to fight against me?” 4 Then Jephthah gathered all the men of Gilead and fought with Ephraim. And the men of Gilead struck Ephraim, because they said, “You are fugitives of Ephraim, you Gileadites, in the midst of Ephraim and Manasseh.” 5 And the Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan against the Ephraimites. And when any of the fugitives of Ephraim said, “Let me go over,” the men of Gilead said to him, “Are you an Ephraimite?” When he said, “No,” 6 they said to him, “Then say Shibboleth,” and he said, “Sibboleth,” for he could not pronounce it right. Then they seized him and slaughtered him at the fords of the Jordan. At that time 42,000 of the Ephraimites fell. 7 Jephthah judged Israel six years. Then Jephthah the Gileadite died and was buried in his city in Gilead.1 Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon 8 After him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel. 9 He had thirty sons, and thirty daughters he gave in marriage outside his clan, and thirty daughters he brought in from outside for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years. 10 Then Ibzan died and was buried at Bethlehem. 11 After him Elon the Zebulunite judged Israel, and he judged Israel ten years. 12 Then Elon the Zebulunite died and was buried at Aijalon in the land of Zebulun. 13 After him Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite judged Israel. 14 He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys, and he judged Israel eight years. 15 Then Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died and was buried at Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites. Footnotes [1] 12:7 Septuagint; Hebrew in the cities of Gilead (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Jeremiah 27–28 Jeremiah 27–28 (Listen) The Yoke of Nebuchadnezzar 27 In the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah1 the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD. 2 Thus the LORD said to me: “Make yourself straps and yoke-bars, and put them on your neck. 3 Send word2 to the king of Edom, the king of Moab, the king of the sons of Ammon, the king of Tyre, and the king of Sidon by the hand of the envoys who have come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah. 4 Give them this charge for their masters: ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: This is what you shall say to your masters: 5 “It is I who by my great power and my outstretched arm have made the earth, with the men and animals that are on the earth, and I give it to whomever it seems right to me. 6 Now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, my servant, and I have given him also the beasts of the field to serve him. 7 All the nations shall serve him and his son and his grandson, until the time of his own land comes. Then many nations and great kings shall make him their slave. 8 “‘“But if any nation or kingdom will not serve this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and put its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, I will punish that nation with the sword, with famine, and with pestilence, declares the LORD, until I have consumed it by his hand. 9 So do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your dreamers, your fortune-tellers, or your sorcerers, who are saying to you, ‘You shall not serve the king of Babylon.' 10 For it is a lie that they are prophesying to you, with the result that you will be removed far from your land, and I will drive you out, and you will perish. 11 But any nation that will bring its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will leave on its own land, to work it and dwell there, declares the LORD.”'” 12 To Zedekiah king of Judah I spoke in like manner: “Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people and live. 13 Why will you and your people die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence, as the LORD has spoken concerning any nation that will not serve the king of Babylon? 14 Do not listen to the words of the prophets who are saying to you, ‘You shall not serve the king of Babylon,' for it is a lie that they are prophesying to you. 15 I have not sent them, declares the LORD, but they are prophesying falsely in my name, with the result that I will drive you out and you will perish, you and the prophets who are prophesying to you.” 16 Then I spoke to the priests and to all this people, saying, “Thus says the LORD: Do not listen to the words of your prophets who are prophesying to you, saying, ‘Behold, the vessels of the LORD's house will now shortly be brought back from Babylon,' for it is a lie that they are prophesying to you. 17 Do not listen to them; serve the king of Babylon and live. Why should this city become a desolation? 18 If they are prophets, and if the word of the LORD is with them, then let them intercede with the LORD of hosts, that the vessels that are left in the house of the LORD, in the house of the king of Judah, and in Jerusalem may not go to Babylon. 19 For thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the pillars, the sea, the stands, and the rest of the vessels that are left in this city, 20 which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon did not take away, when he took into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem—21 thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning the vessels that are left in the house of the LORD, in the house of the king of Judah, and in Jerusalem: 22 They shall be carried to Babylon and remain there until the day when I visit them, declares the LORD. Then I will bring them back and restore them to this place.” Hananiah the False Prophet 28 In that same year, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fifth month of the fourth year, Hananiah the son of Azzur, the prophet from Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and all the people, saying, 2 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon. 3 Within two years I will bring back to this place all the vessels of the LORD's house, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place and carried to Babylon. 4 I will also bring back to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and all the exiles from Judah who went to Babylon, declares the LORD, for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.” 5 Then the prophet Jeremiah spoke to Hananiah the prophet in the presence of the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the LORD, 6 and the prophet Jeremiah said, “Amen! May the LORD do so; may the LORD make the words that you have prophesied come true, and bring back to this place from Babylon the vessels of the house of the LORD, and all the exiles. 7 Yet hear now this word that I speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people. 8 The prophets who preceded you and me from ancient times prophesied war, famine, and pestilence against many countries and great kingdoms. 9 As for the prophet who prophesies peace, when the word of that prophet comes to pass, then it will be known that the LORD has truly sent the prophet.” 10 Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke-bars from the neck of Jeremiah the prophet and broke them. 11 And Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, “Thus says the LORD: Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all the nations within two years.” But Jeremiah the prophet went his way. 12 Sometime after the prophet Hananiah had broken the yoke-bars from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 13 “Go, tell Hananiah, ‘Thus says the LORD: You have broken wooden bars, but you have made in their place bars of iron. 14 For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: I have put upon the neck of all these nations an iron yoke to serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they shall serve him, for I have given to him even the beasts of the field.'” 15 And Jeremiah the prophet said to the prophet Hananiah, “Listen, Hananiah, the LORD has not sent you, and you have made this people trust in a lie. 16 Therefore thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, I will remove you from the face of the earth. This year you shall die, because you have uttered rebellion against the LORD.'” 17 In that same year, in the seventh month, the prophet Hananiah died. Footnotes [1] 27:1 Or Jehoiakim [2] 27:3 Hebrew Send them (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Hebrews 11–12:2 Hebrews 11–12:2 (Listen) By Faith 11 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. 4 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. 5 By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. 7 By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. 8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God. 11 By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore. 13 These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. 14 For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. 15 If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city. 17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, 18 of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” 19 He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back. 20 By faith Isaac invoked future blessings on Jacob and Esau. 21 By faith Jacob, when dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, bowing in worship over the head of his staff. 22 By faith Joseph, at the end of his life, made mention of the exodus of the Israelites and gave directions concerning his bones. 23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king's edict. 24 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, 25 choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them. 29 By faith the people crossed the Red Sea as on dry land, but the Egyptians, when they attempted to do the same, were drowned. 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days. 31 By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had given a friendly welcome to the spies. 32 And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets—33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. 35 Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. 36 Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two,1 they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated—38 of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 39 And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40 since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Footnotes [1] 11:37 Some manuscripts add they were tempted (ESV)

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July 31: Job 28:14; Proverbs 4:5; Zephaniah 2:3; Romans 6:4–5; Ephesians 2:4–6; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 11:14; Hebrews 12:1; James 3:17; Proverbs 29:25; Isaiah 42:3; Matthew 10:32; Matthew 17:20; Matthew 26:58; John 6:37; John 7:50; John 12:42–43; 2

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 3:23


Morning: Job 28:14; Proverbs 4:5; Zephaniah 2:3; Romans 6:4–5; Ephesians 2:4–6; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 11:14; Hebrews 12:1; James 3:17 Seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Get wisdom; get insight.—The wisdom from above.—“The deep says, ‘It is not in me,' and the sea says, ‘It is not with me.'”—We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.—God… made us alive together with Christ… and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. People who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.—Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who do his just commands; seek righteousness; seek humility. Job 28:14 (Listen) 14   The deep says, ‘It is not in me,'    and the sea says, ‘It is not with me.' (ESV) Proverbs 4:5 (Listen) 5   Get wisdom; get insight;    do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. (ESV) Zephaniah 2:3 (Listen) 3   Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land,    who do his just commands;1  seek righteousness; seek humility;    perhaps you may be hidden    on the day of the anger of the LORD. Footnotes [1] 2:3 Or who carry out his judgment (ESV) Romans 6:4–5 (Listen) 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. (ESV) Ephesians 2:4–6 (Listen) 4 But1 God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, Footnotes [1] 2:4 Or And (ESV) Colossians 3:1 (Listen) Put On the New Self 3 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. (ESV) Hebrews 11:14 (Listen) 14 For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. (ESV) Hebrews 12:1 (Listen) Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, (ESV) James 3:17 (Listen) 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. (ESV) Evening: Proverbs 29:25; Isaiah 42:3; Matthew 10:32; Matthew 17:20; Matthew 26:58; John 6:37; John 7:50; John 12:42–43; 2 Timothy 1:7–8; 1 John 2:28 Nicodemus, who had gone to him before. Peter was following him at a distance.—Many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.—The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe. “Whoever comes to me I will never cast out.”—A bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench.—“Faith like a grain of mustard seed.” God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord.—Little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.—“Everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven.” Proverbs 29:25 (Listen) 25   The fear of man lays a snare,    but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe. (ESV) Isaiah 42:3 (Listen) 3   a bruised reed he will not break,    and a faintly burning wick he will not quench;    he will faithfully bring forth justice. (ESV) Matthew 10:32 (Listen) 32 So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, (ESV) Matthew 17:20 (Listen) 20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”1 Footnotes [1] 17:20 Some manuscripts insert verse 21: But this kind never comes out except by prayer and fasting (ESV) Matthew 26:58 (Listen) 58 And Peter was following him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest, and going inside he sat with the guards to see the end. (ESV) John 6:37 (Listen) 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. (ESV) John 7:50 (Listen) 50 Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them, (ESV) John 12:42–43 (Listen) 42 Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God. (ESV) 2 Timothy 1:7–8 (Listen) 7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, (ESV) 1 John 2:28 (Listen) Children of God 28 And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. (ESV)

First Baptist Blowing Rock
"When Grace and Faith Collide" In Christ Alone Series from Hebrews #39

First Baptist Blowing Rock

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 37:04


In this message we look at the story of "Rahab from Jericho" and how her destiny was changed at the place where God's Grace and Our Faith collide. From Hebrews 11:30-31. Joshua 2. 

Evangelist Karen Mitchell-The Word of God Devotionals
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 The Word of God Daily Devotional

Evangelist Karen Mitchell-The Word of God Devotionals

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 6:29


The Word of God Devotional and Evangelical Ministries! The Word of God Daily Devotional Wednesday, July 13, 2022 Our Faith in the Word of God Heals Meditation Scripture Matthew 8:8

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path
July 11: Matthew 10:24–25; John 13:13; John 15:20; John 17:14; Hebrews 12:1–4; 1 Peter 4:1; Deuteronomy 5:29; 2 Chronicles 31:21; Psalm 119:32; Proverbs 4:23; Proverbs 23:26; Acts 8:21; Romans 8:7–8; 2 Corinthians 8:5; Ephesians 6:6–7; Colossians

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 2:52


Morning: Matthew 10:24–25; John 13:13; John 15:20; John 17:14; Hebrews 12:1–4; 1 Peter 4:1 “A disciple is not above his teacher.” “You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.” “It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master.”—“If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.”—“I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.” Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.—Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking. Matthew 10:24–25 (Listen) 24 “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant1 above his master. 25 It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign2 those of his household. Footnotes [1] 10:24 Or bondservant; also verse 25 [2] 10:25 Greek lacks will they malign (ESV) John 13:13 (Listen) 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. (ESV) John 15:20 (Listen) 20 Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. (ESV) John 17:14 (Listen) 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. (ESV) Hebrews 12:1–4 (Listen) Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Do Not Grow Weary 3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. 4 In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. (ESV) 1 Peter 4:1 (Listen) Stewards of God's Grace 4 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh,1 arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, Footnotes [1] 4:1 Some manuscripts add for us; some for you (ESV) Evening: Deuteronomy 5:29; 2 Chronicles 31:21; Psalm 119:32; Proverbs 4:23; Proverbs 23:26; Acts 8:21; Romans 8:7–8; 2 Corinthians 8:5; Ephesians 6:6–7; Colossians 3:23 My son, give me your heart. “Oh that they had such a mind as this always, to fear me and to keep all my commandments, that it might go well with them and with their descendants forever!” “Your heart is not right before God.”—For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. They gave themselves first to the Lord.—And every work that [Hezekiah] undertook,… seeking his God, he did with all his heart, and prospered. Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life…. Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord.—As servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man. I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart! Deuteronomy 5:29 (Listen) 29 Oh that they had such a heart as this always, to fear me and to keep all my commandments, that it might go well with them and with their descendants1 forever! Footnotes [1] 5:29 Or sons (ESV) 2 Chronicles 31:21 (Listen) 21 And every work that he undertook in the service of the house of God and in accordance with the law and the commandments, seeking his God, he did with all his heart, and prospered. (ESV) Psalm 119:32 (Listen) 32   I will run in the way of your commandments    when you enlarge my heart!1 Footnotes [1] 119:32 Or for you set my heart free (ESV) Proverbs 4:23 (Listen) 23   Keep your heart with all vigilance,    for from it flow the springs of life. (ESV) Proverbs 23:26 (Listen) 26   My son, give me your heart,    and let your eyes observe1 my ways. Footnotes [1] 23:26 Or delight in (ESV) Acts 8:21 (Listen) 21 You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before God. (ESV) Romans 8:7–8 (Listen) 7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. 8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. (ESV) 2 Corinthians 8:5 (Listen) 5 and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us. (ESV) Ephesians 6:6–7 (Listen) 6 not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 7 rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, (ESV) Colossians 3:23 (Listen) 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, (ESV)

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path
June 15: Romans 8:17; 2 Corinthians 1:5; Philippians 3:10; 2 Thessalonians 2:16–17; 2 Timothy 2:11; Hebrews 6:17–18; 1 Peter 4:13; Mark 4:19; Luke 10:41; Luke 12:24; Luke 12:27; Luke 12:29–30; 1 Timothy 6:8–10; Hebrews 12:1

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 2:55


Morning: Romans 8:17; 2 Corinthians 1:5; Philippians 3:10; 2 Thessalonians 2:16–17; 2 Timothy 2:11; Hebrews 6:17–18; 1 Peter 4:13 As we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. Share his sufferings.—But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.—If we have died with him, we will also live with him.—If children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.—Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. Romans 8:17 (Listen) 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. (ESV) 2 Corinthians 1:5 (Listen) 5 For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.1 Footnotes [1] 1:5 Or For as the sufferings of Christ abound for us, so also our comfort abounds through Christ (ESV) Philippians 3:10 (Listen) 10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, (ESV) 2 Thessalonians 2:16–17 (Listen) 16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. (ESV) 2 Timothy 2:11 (Listen) 11 The saying is trustworthy, for:   If we have died with him, we will also live with him; (ESV) Hebrews 6:17–18 (Listen) 17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. (ESV) 1 Peter 4:13 (Listen) 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. (ESV) Evening: Mark 4:19; Luke 10:41; Luke 12:24; Luke 12:27; Luke 12:29–30; 1 Timothy 6:8–10; Hebrews 12:1 “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things.” “Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap…. Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin…. And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them.” But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.—“The cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.” Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Mark 4:19 (Listen) 19 but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. (ESV) Luke 10:41 (Listen) 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, (ESV) Luke 12:24 (Listen) 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! (ESV) Luke 12:27 (Listen) 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,1 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Footnotes [1] 12:27 Some manuscripts Consider the lilies; they neither spin nor weave (ESV) Luke 12:29–30 (Listen) 29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. 30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. (ESV) 1 Timothy 6:8–10 (Listen) 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. (ESV) Hebrews 12:1 (Listen) Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, (ESV)

Primal Armor
Ep. 44: It Ain't Easy Being A Parent

Primal Armor

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 9:46


This is a new season, so we are headed in a new direction! Our Faith and Fitness centered podcast has now added in Fatherhood to the mix! We will be sharing our stories and experiences, good and/or bad, to let others know they aren't alone, or warn the soon-to-be's what's in store! Ep. 44 gives a glimpse about the new direction we are headed with our new topic! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/primalarmor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/primalarmor/support

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
June 14: 1 Kings 16–17; Psalm 133; Hebrews 12–13

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 16:52


Old Testament: 1 Kings 16–17 1 Kings 16–17 (Listen) 16 And the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying, 2 “Since I exalted you out of the dust and made you leader over my people Israel, and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam and have made my people Israel to sin, provoking me to anger with their sins, 3 behold, I will utterly sweep away Baasha and his house, and I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat. 4 Anyone belonging to Baasha who dies in the city the dogs shall eat, and anyone of his who dies in the field the birds of the heavens shall eat.” 5 Now the rest of the acts of Baasha and what he did, and his might, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel? 6 And Baasha slept with his fathers and was buried at Tirzah, and Elah his son reigned in his place. 7 Moreover, the word of the LORD came by the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha and his house, both because of all the evil that he did in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam, and also because he destroyed it. Elah Reigns in Israel 8 In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah, Elah the son of Baasha began to reign over Israel in Tirzah, and he reigned two years. 9 But his servant Zimri, commander of half his chariots, conspired against him. When he was at Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, who was over the household in Tirzah, 10 Zimri came in and struck him down and killed him, in the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his place. 11 When he began to reign, as soon as he had seated himself on his throne, he struck down all the house of Baasha. He did not leave him a single male of his relatives or his friends. 12 Thus Zimri destroyed all the house of Baasha, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke against Baasha by Jehu the prophet, 13 for all the sins of Baasha and the sins of Elah his son, which they sinned and which they made Israel to sin, provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their idols. 14 Now the rest of the acts of Elah and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel? Zimri Reigns in Israel 15 In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, Zimri reigned seven days in Tirzah. Now the troops were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines, 16 and the troops who were encamped heard it said, “Zimri has conspired, and he has killed the king.” Therefore all Israel made Omri, the commander of the army, king over Israel that day in the camp. 17 So Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, and they besieged Tirzah. 18 And when Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the citadel of the king's house and burned the king's house over him with fire and died, 19 because of his sins that he committed, doing evil in the sight of the LORD, walking in the way of Jeroboam, and for his sin which he committed, making Israel to sin. 20 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and the conspiracy that he made, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel? Omri Reigns in Israel 21 Then the people of Israel were divided into two parts. Half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king, and half followed Omri. 22 But the people who followed Omri overcame the people who followed Tibni the son of Ginath. So Tibni died, and Omri became king. 23 In the thirty-first year of Asa king of Judah, Omri began to reign over Israel, and he reigned for twelve years; six years he reigned in Tirzah. 24 He bought the hill of Samaria from Shemer for two talents1 of silver, and he fortified the hill and called the name of the city that he built Samaria, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill. 25 Omri did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and did more evil than all who were before him. 26 For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in the sins that he made Israel to sin, provoking the LORD, the God of Israel, to anger by their idols. 27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri that he did, and the might that he showed, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel? 28 And Omri slept with his fathers and was buried in Samaria, and Ahab his son reigned in his place. Ahab Reigns in Israel 29 In the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, Ahab the son of Omri began to reign over Israel, and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years. 30 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD, more than all who were before him. 31 And as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, he took for his wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal and worshiped him. 32 He erected an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he built in Samaria. 33 And Ahab made an Asherah. Ahab did more to provoke the LORD, the God of Israel, to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him. 34 In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho. He laid its foundation at the cost of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun. Elijah Predicts a Drought 17 Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe2 in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” 2 And the word of the LORD came to him: 3 “Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. 4 You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” 5 So he went and did according to the word of the LORD. He went and lived by the brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan. 6 And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. 7 And after a while the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land. The Widow of Zarephath 8 Then the word of the LORD came to him, 9 “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.” 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.” 11 And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” 12 And she said, “As the LORD your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die.” 13 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain upon the earth.'” 15 And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days. 16 The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become empty, according to the word of the LORD that he spoke by Elijah. Elijah Raises the Widow's Son 17 After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill. And his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him. 18 And she said to Elijah, “What have you against me, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance and to cause the death of my son!” 19 And he said to her, “Give me your son.” And he took him from her arms and carried him up into the upper chamber where he lodged, and laid him on his own bed. 20 And he cried to the LORD, “O LORD my God, have you brought calamity even upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by killing her son?” 21 Then he stretched himself upon the child three times and cried to the LORD, “O LORD my God, let this child's life3 come into him again.” 22 And the LORD listened to the voice of Elijah. And the life of the child came into him again, and he revived. 23 And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper chamber into the house and delivered him to his mother. And Elijah said, “See, your son lives.” 24 And the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth.” Footnotes [1] 16:24 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms [2] 17:1 Septuagint; Hebrew of the settlers [3] 17:21 Or soul; also verse 22 (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 133 Psalm 133 (Listen) When Brothers Dwell in Unity A Song of Ascents. Of David. 133   Behold, how good and pleasant it is    when brothers dwell in unity!12   It is like the precious oil on the head,    running down on the beard,  on the beard of Aaron,    running down on the collar of his robes!3   It is like the dew of Hermon,    which falls on the mountains of Zion!  For there the LORD has commanded the blessing,    life forevermore. Footnotes [1] 133:1 Or dwell together (ESV) New Testament: Hebrews 12–13 Hebrews 12–13 (Listen) Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Do Not Grow Weary 3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. 4 In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5 And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?   “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,    nor be weary when reproved by him.6   For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,    and chastises every son whom he receives.” 7 It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8 If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 9 Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. 11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. 12 Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. 14 Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; 16 that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. 17 For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears. A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken 18 For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest 19 and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them. 20 For they could not endure the order that was given, “If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned.” 21 Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.” 22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, 23 and to the assembly1 of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. 25 See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. 26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 27 This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, 29 for our God is a consuming fire. Sacrifices Pleasing to God 13 Let brotherly love continue. 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 3 Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. 4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. 5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we can confidently say,   “The Lord is my helper;    I will not fear;  what can man do to me?” 7 Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. 9 Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them. 10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tent2 have no right to eat. 11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. 12 So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. 13 Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured. 14 For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. 15 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. 17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. 18 Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. 19 I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner. Benediction 20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us3 that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. Final Greetings 22 I appeal to you, brothers,4 bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly. 23 You should know that our brother Timothy has been released, with whom I shall see you if he comes soon. 24 Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those who come from Italy send you greetings. 25 Grace be with all of you. Footnotes [1] 12:23 Or church [2] 13:10 Or tabernacle [3] 13:21 Some manuscripts you [4] 13:22 Or brothers and sisters (ESV)

Grace Bible Church - Sermon Audio
Worshiping Together: The Center of Our Faith

Grace Bible Church - Sermon Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 37:17


Steve Swartz, "Worshiping Together: The Center of Our Faith" (1 Chronicles 22 - 2 Chronicles 7 ) from the Various 2022 series. More sermons available online at www.gbcob.org.

Steadfast in the Faith Sermon Podcast
Worshiping Together: The Center of Our Faith

Steadfast in the Faith Sermon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 37:17


Steve Swartz, "Worshiping Together: The Center of Our Faith" (1 Chronicles 22 - 2 Chronicles 7 ) from the Various 2022 series. More sermons available online at www.steadfastinthefaith.org.

The Living to Him Podcast
God's Economy in Faith (1) | Running the Christian Race

The Living to Him Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 98:56


Revelation 2 and 3 reveal that the Lord is walking in the midst of the local churches and speaking to each church according to its condition. At the same time, these messages given to the different churches are what the Spirit is speaking to all the churches as the Body of Christ. In this series of podcasts, we bring you the Lord's speaking in local and regional conferences so that we may hear what the Spirit is speaking to all of us today. This week, we begin a new series with message one from a regional conference with brother Ed Marks from April 23-24, 2022 in the church in New York City. The general subject of this conference is "God's Economy in Faith". The title of this message is “Running the Christian Race So That We May Obtain the Prize by Looking Away unto Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of Our Faith.” The original recording and outlines can be found at: https://livingtohim.com/2022/06/ed-marks-nyc-april-2022/

Impact over Influence
On the Rock

Impact over Influence

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 29:39


Welcome to Season 2, Episode 1, Week 1 of the Discipleship Bible Study "It's Bigger Than You". Wow, that's a mouth full! Im so excited for this study. In this study we will discover and gain confidence in our ultimate purpose for being a believer in Christ. My prayer is to create a Bible Study that encourages others to evolve into not just being a Christian, but also a Disciple. As Disciples, we need confidence through Christ to be comfortable making our lives beneficial for growing the Kingdom of God. Let's start growing our Faith. Our Faith and walk with Christ should always be moving forward. That does NOT mean our lives will be absent of trials and troubles. It does mean that we seek Him in all circumstances. We will stand firm and spread the Word of God. We will try our best to seek His will, not our own. Fear not friends, the Bible tells us how to conquer all of this, so join me alongside many and lets "Spread Jesus"!

Your Path with Bishop Mark
Ascension of the Lord : 6 Year Anniversary May 29, 2022 RCL C. s5ep20

Your Path with Bishop Mark

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 20:14


The Most Reverend Dr. Mark D. Manning, D.D., D.R.S., Archbishop of Dallas Universal Life Church, delivers his sermon titled "The Ascension" for Sunday, May 29, 2022 followed the movie "Holy Week - Foundation of Our Faith" and a short slideshow in celebration of Dallas ULC's 6th Anniversary. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bishopmark/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bishopmark/support

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path
May 29: Isaiah 25:9; Philippians 3:20; Titus 2:11–14; Hebrews 9:28; 2 Peter 3:13–14; Proverbs 22:13; 1 Corinthians 7:31; 1 Corinthians 9:24; 1 Corinthians 9:26–27; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Philippians 3:14; Hebrews 12:1–2; 1 Peter 1:13; 2 Peter 3:13–1

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 2:58


Morning: Isaiah 25:9; Philippians 3:20; Titus 2:11–14; Hebrews 9:28; 2 Peter 3:13–14 We await a Savior. For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.—But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.—It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” Isaiah 25:9 (Listen) 9   It will be said on that day,    “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us.    This is the LORD; we have waited for him;    let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” (ESV) Philippians 3:20 (Listen) 20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, (ESV) Titus 2:11–14 (Listen) 11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. (ESV) Hebrews 9:28 (Listen) 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. (ESV) 2 Peter 3:13–14 (Listen) 13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Final Words 14 Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. (ESV) Evening: Proverbs 22:13; 1 Corinthians 7:31; 1 Corinthians 9:24; 1 Corinthians 9:26–27; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Philippians 3:14; Hebrews 12:1–2; 1 Peter 1:13; 2 Peter 3:13–14 So run that you may obtain it. The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside!”—Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith. Let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. I press on toward the goal.—So I do not run aimlessly…. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest… I myself should be disqualified.—For the present form of this world is passing away. But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent.—Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Proverbs 22:13 (Listen) 13   The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside!    I shall be killed in the streets!” (ESV) 1 Corinthians 7:31 (Listen) 31 and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 9:24 (Listen) 24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 9:26–27 (Listen) 26 So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control,1 lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. Footnotes [1] 9:27 Greek I pummel my body and make it a slave (ESV) 2 Corinthians 7:1 (Listen) 7 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body1 and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. Footnotes [1] 7:1 Greek flesh (ESV) Philippians 3:14 (Listen) 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (ESV) Hebrews 12:1–2 (Listen) Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (ESV) 1 Peter 1:13 (Listen) Called to Be Holy 13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action,1 and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Footnotes [1] 1:13 Greek girding up the loins of your mind (ESV) 2 Peter 3:13–14 (Listen) 13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Final Words 14 Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. (ESV)

CornerStoneLV
[PT1] Souled Out Summer - Refocusing on the Goal of Living out Our Faith

CornerStoneLV

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 38:46


Souled Out Summer - Refocusing on the Goal of Living out Our Faith, with Josef Massanari | May 22, 2022   Visit us online http://www.cornerstonelv.com https://www.facebook.com/lvcornerstone  https://www.instagram.com/cornerstone_lv/

Spiritual Directors Talking About Stuff
S2:E38 Christians Against Christianity with Dr. Obery M. Hendricks, Jr.

Spiritual Directors Talking About Stuff

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 60:48


In this episode, Christopher and Maggie talk to Dr. Obery M. Hendricks about his book Christians Against Christianity: How Right-Wing Evangelicals Are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith. This conversation was wide-ranging. We talked about everything from what Jesus said is the root of the gospel, abortion, gun rights, and Donald Trump and the January 6 insurrection.   Christopher and Maggie are spiritual directors that like talking about spiritual things. Spiritual direction is a listening ministry that creates a sacred space for you to listen to God, see where God is at work in your life, and grow in awareness of who you were created to be. We would love to hear from you! Email Christopher and Maggie at SDTASinfo@gmail.com.    Resources mentioned in this episode:  Christians Against Christianity by Dr. Obery M. Hendricks, Jr.   Our ministries: Christopher: Steppingstoneslife.com  Maggie: Ravachministries.org

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path
May 15: Psalm 69:20; Isaiah 53:3; Matthew 8:20; Matthew 10:25; John 15:19; John 16:33; Philippians 3:10; 2 Timothy 4:16; Hebrews 12:1–2; Hebrews 13:14; Exodus 12:12–13; Leviticus 17:11; Romans 8:1; Romans 8:33–34; Revelation 1:5–6; Revelation 7:13

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 3:50


Morning: Psalm 69:20; Isaiah 53:3; Matthew 8:20; Matthew 10:25; John 15:19; John 16:33; Philippians 3:10; 2 Timothy 4:16; Hebrews 12:1–2; Hebrews 13:14 Share his sufferings. “It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master.” He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.—“In the world you will have tribulation.”—“Because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” I looked for pity, but there was none.—At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”—For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Psalm 69:20 (Listen) 20   Reproaches have broken my heart,    so that I am in despair.  I looked for pity, but there was none,    and for comforters, but I found none. (ESV) Isaiah 53:3 (Listen) 3   He was despised and rejected1 by men,    a man of sorrows2 and acquainted with3 grief;4  and as one from whom men hide their faces5    he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Footnotes [1] 53:3 Or forsaken [2] 53:3 Or pains; also verse 4 [3] 53:3 Or and knowing [4] 53:3 Or sickness; also verse 4 [5] 53:3 Or as one who hides his face from us (ESV) Matthew 8:20 (Listen) 20 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” (ESV) Matthew 10:25 (Listen) 25 It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign1 those of his household. Footnotes [1] 10:25 Greek lacks will they malign (ESV) John 15:19 (Listen) 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. (ESV) John 16:33 (Listen) 33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (ESV) Philippians 3:10 (Listen) 10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, (ESV) 2 Timothy 4:16 (Listen) 16 At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! (ESV) Hebrews 12:1–2 (Listen) Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (ESV) Hebrews 13:14 (Listen) 14 For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. (ESV) Evening: Exodus 12:12–13; Leviticus 17:11; Romans 8:1; Romans 8:33–34; Revelation 1:5–6; Revelation 7:13–14; Revelation 12:11 “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb.” Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died.—It is the blood that makes atonement by the life.—“I am the Lord. The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you.”—There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come? These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Exodus 12:12–13 (Listen) 12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD. 13 The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt. (ESV) Leviticus 17:11 (Listen) 11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life. (ESV) Romans 8:1 (Listen) Life in the Spirit 8 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.1 Footnotes [1] 8:1 Some manuscripts add who walk not according to the flesh (but according to the Spirit) (ESV) Romans 8:33–34 (Listen) 33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.1 Footnotes [1] 8:34 Or Is it Christ Jesus who died . . . for us? (ESV) Revelation 1:5–6 (Listen) 5 and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood 6 and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (ESV) Revelation 7:13–14 (Listen) 13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” 14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. (ESV) Revelation 12:11 (Listen) 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. (ESV)

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
May 15: Psalm 24; Psalm 29; Psalm 8; Psalm 84; Leviticus 8:1–13; Leviticus 8:30–36; Hebrews 12:1–14; Luke 4:16–30

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 11:47


5 Easter First Psalm: Psalm 24; Psalm 29 Psalm 24 (Listen) The King of Glory A Psalm of David. 24   The earth is the LORD's and the fullness thereof,1    the world and those who dwell therein,2   for he has founded it upon the seas    and established it upon the rivers. 3   Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD?    And who shall stand in his holy place?4   He who has clean hands and a pure heart,    who does not lift up his soul to what is false    and does not swear deceitfully.5   He will receive blessing from the LORD    and righteousness from the God of his salvation.6   Such is the generation of those who seek him,    who seek the face of the God of Jacob.2 Selah 7   Lift up your heads, O gates!    And be lifted up, O ancient doors,    that the King of glory may come in.8   Who is this King of glory?    The LORD, strong and mighty,    the LORD, mighty in battle!9   Lift up your heads, O gates!    And lift them up, O ancient doors,    that the King of glory may come in.10   Who is this King of glory?    The LORD of hosts,    he is the King of glory! Selah Footnotes [1] 24:1 Or and all that fills it [2] 24:6 Septuagint, Syriac, and two Hebrew manuscripts; Masoretic Text who seek your face, Jacob (ESV) Psalm 29 (Listen) Ascribe to the Lord Glory A Psalm of David. 29   Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings,1    ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.2   Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;    worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.2 3   The voice of the LORD is over the waters;    the God of glory thunders,    the LORD, over many waters.4   The voice of the LORD is powerful;    the voice of the LORD is full of majesty. 5   The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars;    the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon.6   He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,    and Sirion like a young wild ox. 7   The voice of the LORD flashes forth flames of fire.8   The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness;    the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. 9   The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth3    and strips the forests bare,    and in his temple all cry, “Glory!” 10   The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;    the LORD sits enthroned as king forever.11   May the LORD give strength to his people!    May the LORD bless4 his people with peace! Footnotes [1] 29:1 Hebrew sons of God, or sons of might [2] 29:2 Or in holy attire [3] 29:9 Revocalization yields makes the oaks to shake [4] 29:11 Or The Lord will give . . . The Lord will bless (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalm 8; Psalm 84 Psalm 8 (Listen) How Majestic Is Your Name To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith.1 A Psalm of David. 8   O LORD, our Lord,    how majestic is your name in all the earth!  You have set your glory above the heavens.2     Out of the mouth of babies and infants,  you have established strength because of your foes,    to still the enemy and the avenger. 3   When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,    the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,4   what is man that you are mindful of him,    and the son of man that you care for him? 5   Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings2    and crowned him with glory and honor.6   You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;    you have put all things under his feet,7   all sheep and oxen,    and also the beasts of the field,8   the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,    whatever passes along the paths of the seas. 9   O LORD, our Lord,    how majestic is your name in all the earth! Footnotes [1] 8:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [2] 8:5 Or than God; Septuagint than the angels (ESV) Psalm 84 (Listen) My Soul Longs for the Courts of the Lord To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith.1 A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 84   How lovely is your dwelling place,    O LORD of hosts!2   My soul longs, yes, faints    for the courts of the LORD;  my heart and flesh sing for joy    to the living God. 3   Even the sparrow finds a home,    and the swallow a nest for herself,    where she may lay her young,  at your altars, O LORD of hosts,    my King and my God.4   Blessed are those who dwell in your house,    ever singing your praise! Selah 5   Blessed are those whose strength is in you,    in whose heart are the highways to Zion.26   As they go through the Valley of Baca    they make it a place of springs;    the early rain also covers it with pools.7   They go from strength to strength;    each one appears before God in Zion. 8   O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer;    give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah9   Behold our shield, O God;    look on the face of your anointed! 10   For a day in your courts is better    than a thousand elsewhere.  I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God    than dwell in the tents of wickedness.11   For the LORD God is a sun and shield;    the LORD bestows favor and honor.  No good thing does he withhold    from those who walk uprightly.12   O LORD of hosts,    blessed is the one who trusts in you! Footnotes [1] 84:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [2] 84:5 Hebrew lacks to Zion (ESV) Old Testament: Leviticus 8:1–13; Leviticus 8:30–36 Leviticus 8:1–13 (Listen) Consecration of Aaron and His Sons 8 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments and the anointing oil and the bull of the sin offering and the two rams and the basket of unleavened bread. 3 And assemble all the congregation at the entrance of the tent of meeting.” 4 And Moses did as the LORD commanded him, and the congregation was assembled at the entrance of the tent of meeting. 5 And Moses said to the congregation, “This is the thing that the LORD has commanded to be done.” 6 And Moses brought Aaron and his sons and washed them with water. 7 And he put the coat on him and tied the sash around his waist and clothed him with the robe and put the ephod on him and tied the skillfully woven band of the ephod around him, binding it to him with the band.1 8 And he placed the breastpiece on him, and in the breastpiece he put the Urim and the Thummim. 9 And he set the turban on his head, and on the turban, in front, he set the golden plate, the holy crown, as the LORD commanded Moses. 10 Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and consecrated them. 11 And he sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its utensils and the basin and its stand, to consecrate them. 12 And he poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron's head and anointed him to consecrate him. 13 And Moses brought Aaron's sons and clothed them with coats and tied sashes around their waists and bound caps on them, as the LORD commanded Moses. Footnotes [1] 8:7 Hebrew with it (ESV) Leviticus 8:30–36 (Listen) 30 Then Moses took some of the anointing oil and of the blood that was on the altar and sprinkled it on Aaron and his garments, and also on his sons and his sons' garments. So he consecrated Aaron and his garments, and his sons and his sons' garments with him. 31 And Moses said to Aaron and his sons, “Boil the flesh at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and there eat it and the bread that is in the basket of ordination offerings, as I commanded, saying, ‘Aaron and his sons shall eat it.' 32 And what remains of the flesh and the bread you shall burn up with fire. 33 And you shall not go outside the entrance of the tent of meeting for seven days, until the days of your ordination are completed, for it will take seven days to ordain you. 34 As has been done today, the LORD has commanded to be done to make atonement for you. 35 At the entrance of the tent of meeting you shall remain day and night for seven days, performing what the LORD has charged, so that you do not die, for so I have been commanded.” 36 And Aaron and his sons did all the things that the LORD commanded by Moses. (ESV) New Testament: Hebrews 12:1–14 Hebrews 12:1–14 (Listen) Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Do Not Grow Weary 3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. 4 In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5 And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?   “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,    nor be weary when reproved by him.6   For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,    and chastises every son whom he receives.” 7 It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8 If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 9 Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. 11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. 12 Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. 14 Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. (ESV) Gospel: Luke 4:16–30 Luke 4:16–30 (Listen) Jesus Rejected at Nazareth 16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, 18   “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,    because he has anointed me    to proclaim good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives    and recovering of sight to the blind,    to set at liberty those who are oppressed,19   to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.” 20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 22 And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, “Is not this Joseph's son?” 23 And he said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘“Physician, heal yourself.” What we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.'” 24 And he said, “Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown. 25 But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land, 26 and Elijah was sent to none of them but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27 And there were many lepers1 in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.” 28 When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. 29 And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. 30 But passing through their midst, he went away. Footnotes [1] 4:27 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13 (ESV)

Break Forth Bible Church
Vision - Part 1

Break Forth Bible Church

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 44:00


Brandi shares Sunday in Dickinson. VISION is the ability to see what is INVISIBLE to others SIGHT is a function of the EYES VISION is a function of the HEART Vision: is the POWER OF SEEING - The ability to perceive something that's not actually visible Proverbs 29:18 [VOICE] Where there is no vision from God, the people run wild, but THOSE who adhere to God's instruction know genuine happiness. Adhere: to hold fast or stick by or as if by gluing, suction, grasping, or fusing [love this definition] – to STAY attached [TPT] When there is no clear prophetic vision, people QUICKLY wander astray. But when you follow the revelation of the Word, heaven's bliss fills your soul. Bliss: Complete happiness – paradise – heaven God gives the VISION … it's OUR FAITH and the DOING WHAT WE SEE that brings it to pass VISION gives YOU something to AIM YOUR FAITH towards ADHERING to … FOLLOWING the revelation of the Word = TAKES FAITH Vision: is SIGHT or REVELATION from God What you see through your NATURAL EYES isn't always “true” [may be fact – but not truth] 2 Corinthians 4:18 … we do NOT LOOK at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. FAITH is eternal

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
May 7: Numbers 15; Psalm 51; Isaiah 5; Hebrews 12

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 17:02


With family: Numbers 15; Psalm 51 Numbers 15 (Listen) Laws About Sacrifices 15 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land you are to inhabit, which I am giving you, 3 and you offer to the LORD from the herd or from the flock a food offering1 or a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow or as a freewill offering or at your appointed feasts, to make a pleasing aroma to the LORD, 4 then he who brings his offering shall offer to the LORD a grain offering of a tenth of an ephah2 of fine flour, mixed with a quarter of a hin3 of oil; 5 and you shall offer with the burnt offering, or for the sacrifice, a quarter of a hin of wine for the drink offering for each lamb. 6 Or for a ram, you shall offer for a grain offering two tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with a third of a hin of oil. 7 And for the drink offering you shall offer a third of a hin of wine, a pleasing aroma to the LORD. 8 And when you offer a bull as a burnt offering or sacrifice, to fulfill a vow or for peace offerings to the LORD, 9 then one shall offer with the bull a grain offering of three tenths of an ephah of fine flour, mixed with half a hin of oil. 10 And you shall offer for the drink offering half a hin of wine, as a food offering, a pleasing aroma to the LORD. 11 “Thus it shall be done for each bull or ram, or for each lamb or young goat. 12 As many as you offer, so shall you do with each one, as many as there are. 13 Every native Israelite shall do these things in this way, in offering a food offering, with a pleasing aroma to the LORD. 14 And if a stranger is sojourning with you, or anyone is living permanently among you, and he wishes to offer a food offering, with a pleasing aroma to the LORD, he shall do as you do. 15 For the assembly, there shall be one statute for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you, a statute forever throughout your generations. You and the sojourner shall be alike before the LORD. 16 One law and one rule shall be for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you.” 17 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 18 “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land to which I bring you 19 and when you eat of the bread of the land, you shall present a contribution to the LORD. 20 Of the first of your dough you shall present a loaf as a contribution; like a contribution from the threshing floor, so shall you present it. 21 Some of the first of your dough you shall give to the LORD as a contribution throughout your generations. Laws About Unintentional Sins 22 “But if you sin unintentionally,4 and do not observe all these commandments that the LORD has spoken to Moses, 23 all that the LORD has commanded you by Moses, from the day that the LORD gave commandment, and onward throughout your generations, 24 then if it was done unintentionally without the knowledge of the congregation, all the congregation shall offer one bull from the herd for a burnt offering, a pleasing aroma to the LORD, with its grain offering and its drink offering, according to the rule, and one male goat for a sin offering. 25 And the priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the people of Israel, and they shall be forgiven, because it was a mistake, and they have brought their offering, a food offering to the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD for their mistake. 26 And all the congregation of the people of Israel shall be forgiven, and the stranger who sojourns among them, because the whole population was involved in the mistake. 27 “If one person sins unintentionally, he shall offer a female goat a year old for a sin offering. 28 And the priest shall make atonement before the LORD for the person who makes a mistake, when he sins unintentionally, to make atonement for him, and he shall be forgiven. 29 You shall have one law for him who does anything unintentionally, for him who is native among the people of Israel and for the stranger who sojourns among them. 30 But the person who does anything with a high hand, whether he is native or a sojourner, reviles the LORD, and that person shall be cut off from among his people. 31 Because he has despised the word of the LORD and has broken his commandment, that person shall be utterly cut off; his iniquity shall be on him.” A Sabbathbreaker Executed 32 While the people of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks on the Sabbath day. 33 And those who found him gathering sticks brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation. 34 They put him in custody, because it had not been made clear what should be done to him. 35 And the LORD said to Moses, “The man shall be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp.” 36 And all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him to death with stones, as the LORD commanded Moses. Tassels on Garments 37 The LORD said to Moses, 38 “Speak to the people of Israel, and tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a cord of blue on the tassel of each corner. 39 And it shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD, to do them, not to follow5 after your own heart and your own eyes, which you are inclined to whore after. 40 So you shall remember and do all my commandments, and be holy to your God. 41 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God: I am the LORD your God.” Footnotes [1] 15:3 Or an offering by fire; so throughout Numbers [2] 15:4 An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters [3] 15:4 A hin was about 4 quarts or 3.5 liters [4] 15:22 Or by mistake; also verses 24, 27, 28, 29 [5] 15:39 Hebrew to spy out (ESV) Psalm 51 (Listen) Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. 51   Have mercy on me,1 O God,    according to your steadfast love;  according to your abundant mercy    blot out my transgressions.2   Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,    and cleanse me from my sin! 3   For I know my transgressions,    and my sin is ever before me.4   Against you, you only, have I sinned    and done what is evil in your sight,  so that you may be justified in your words    and blameless in your judgment.5   Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,    and in sin did my mother conceive me.6   Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,    and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. 7   Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;    wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.8   Let me hear joy and gladness;    let the bones that you have broken rejoice.9   Hide your face from my sins,    and blot out all my iniquities.10   Create in me a clean heart, O God,    and renew a right2 spirit within me.11   Cast me not away from your presence,    and take not your Holy Spirit from me.12   Restore to me the joy of your salvation,    and uphold me with a willing spirit. 13   Then I will teach transgressors your ways,    and sinners will return to you.14   Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God,    O God of my salvation,    and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.15   O Lord, open my lips,    and my mouth will declare your praise.16   For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;    you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.17   The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;    a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. 18   Do good to Zion in your good pleasure;    build up the walls of Jerusalem;19   then will you delight in right sacrifices,    in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings;    then bulls will be offered on your altar. Footnotes [1] 51:1 Or Be gracious to me [2] 51:10 Or steadfast (ESV) In private: Isaiah 5; Hebrews 12 Isaiah 5 (Listen) The Vineyard of the Lord Destroyed 5   Let me sing for my beloved    my love song concerning his vineyard:  My beloved had a vineyard    on a very fertile hill.2   He dug it and cleared it of stones,    and planted it with choice vines;  he built a watchtower in the midst of it,    and hewed out a wine vat in it;  and he looked for it to yield grapes,    but it yielded wild grapes. 3   And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem    and men of Judah,  judge between me and my vineyard.4   What more was there to do for my vineyard,    that I have not done in it?  When I looked for it to yield grapes,    why did it yield wild grapes? 5   And now I will tell you    what I will do to my vineyard.  I will remove its hedge,    and it shall be devoured;1  I will break down its wall,    and it shall be trampled down.6   I will make it a waste;    it shall not be pruned or hoed,    and briers and thorns shall grow up;  I will also command the clouds    that they rain no rain upon it. 7   For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts    is the house of Israel,  and the men of Judah    are his pleasant planting;  and he looked for justice,    but behold, bloodshed;2  for righteousness,    but behold, an outcry!3 Woe to the Wicked 8   Woe to those who join house to house,    who add field to field,  until there is no more room,    and you are made to dwell alone    in the midst of the land.9   The LORD of hosts has sworn in my hearing:  “Surely many houses shall be desolate,    large and beautiful houses, without inhabitant.10   For ten acres4 of vineyard shall yield but one bath,    and a homer of seed shall yield but an ephah.”5 11   Woe to those who rise early in the morning,    that they may run after strong drink,  who tarry late into the evening    as wine inflames them!12   They have lyre and harp,    tambourine and flute and wine at their feasts,  but they do not regard the deeds of the LORD,    or see the work of his hands. 13   Therefore my people go into exile    for lack of knowledge;6  their honored men go hungry,7    and their multitude is parched with thirst.14   Therefore Sheol has enlarged its appetite    and opened its mouth beyond measure,  and the nobility of Jerusalem8 and her multitude will go down,    her revelers and he who exults in her.15   Man is humbled, and each one is brought low,    and the eyes of the haughty9 are brought low.16   But the LORD of hosts is exalted10 in justice,    and the Holy God shows himself holy in righteousness.17   Then shall the lambs graze as in their pasture,    and nomads shall eat among the ruins of the rich. 18   Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of falsehood,    who draw sin as with cart ropes,19   who say: “Let him be quick,    let him speed his work    that we may see it;  let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near,    and let it come, that we may know it!”20   Woe to those who call evil good    and good evil,  who put darkness for light    and light for darkness,  who put bitter for sweet    and sweet for bitter!21   Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,    and shrewd in their own sight!22   Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine,    and valiant men in mixing strong drink,23   who acquit the guilty for a bribe,    and deprive the innocent of his right! 24   Therefore, as the tongue of fire devours the stubble,    and as dry grass sinks down in the flame,  so their root will be as rottenness,    and their blossom go up like dust;  for they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts,    and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.25   Therefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against his people,    and he stretched out his hand against them and struck them,    and the mountains quaked;  and their corpses were as refuse    in the midst of the streets.  For all this his anger has not turned away,    and his hand is stretched out still. 26   He will raise a signal for nations far away,    and whistle for them from the ends of the earth;  and behold, quickly, speedily they come!27   None is weary, none stumbles,    none slumbers or sleeps,  not a waistband is loose,    not a sandal strap broken;28   their arrows are sharp,    all their bows bent,  their horses' hoofs seem like flint,    and their wheels like the whirlwind.29   Their roaring is like a lion,    like young lions they roar;  they growl and seize their prey;    they carry it off, and none can rescue.30   They will growl over it on that day,    like the growling of the sea.  And if one looks to the land,    behold, darkness and distress;  and the light is darkened by its clouds. Footnotes [1] 5:5 Or grazed over; compare Exodus 22:5 [2] 5:7 The Hebrew words for justice and bloodshed sound alike [3] 5:7 The Hebrew words for righteous and outcry sound alike [4] 5:10 Hebrew ten yoke, the area ten yoke of oxen can plow in a day [5] 5:10 A bath was about 6 gallons or 22 liters; a homer was about 6 bushels or 220 liters; an ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters [6] 5:13 Or without their knowledge [7] 5:13 Or die of hunger [8] 5:14 Hebrew her nobility [9] 5:15 Hebrew high [10] 5:16 Hebrew high (ESV) Hebrews 12 (Listen) Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Do Not Grow Weary 3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. 4 In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5 And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?   “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,    nor be weary when reproved by him.6   For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,    and chastises every son whom he receives.” 7 It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8 If you are left without

Risen Savior Lutheran Church Sermons
The Reality of Easter Changes Everything - Matthew 28:11-15

Risen Savior Lutheran Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022


Sermon Text: Matthew 28:11-15 Sermon Theme: The Reality of Easter Changes Everything I. If Christ Has Not Been Raised, Our Faith is Futile II. The Lies About Easter Prove the Truth III. The Victorious Truth Changes Everything

Fletcher Church
What If Easter Never Happened? (I Corinthians 15:12-20)

Fletcher Church

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 46:25


If the Resurrection Never Happened, Then . . . I. We Proclaim an Empty and Deceptive Message; But the Message of the Cross is True & Powerful! (12-15) II. Our Faith is Empty and Useless; But it is Full and Rooted in the True and Living Christ! (14-17a) III. We are Still Dead in our Sins; But we are Alive and Forgiven! (17b) IV. We have No Eternal Hope, only this Life; But Christ has been Raised as the First of Many! (19-20) Practical Implications o Believe in the Risen Christ! o What tempts you to forget or to doubt? o How do these truths increase your hope or perseverance?

Creation Today Podcast
eXtra-Biblical: Evidence for the Resurrection with Eric Hovind & Tim Chaffey| Creation Today Podcast Ep. 63

Creation Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 37:42


What is THE MOST IMPORTANT…. THE ONLY…. THE LINCHPIN EVENT that guarantees Salvation?    “If Christ be not RISEN…” Your Faith is in Vain… You are in your sins… We of all men are most miserable… Our Preaching is empty… Our Faith is empty… We are False Witnesses… We are still in our sins… The dead are gone… We are the most pitiable…  - Apostle Paul 1 Cor 15:17   This week we are going “EXTRA-BIBLICAL” with facts from the past that confirm what Scripture declares, “Now is Christ risen from the dead”!    Use this amazing evidence with friends and family as you discuss the Resurrection this Easter! You don't want to miss Eric Hovind and Tim Chaffey as they unpack the foundation of our faith   Watch this Podcast on Video at https://creationtoday.org/on-demand-classes/extra-biblical-evidence-for-the-resurrection/ Join Eric LIVE each Wednesday at 12 Noon CT for conversations with Experts. You can support this podcast by becoming a Creation Today Member at CreationToday.org/Live

The Bottom Line
4/07/22 - Reverend Percy McCray & Cancer Care Ministry, Ken Ham & the Creation Story

The Bottom Line

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 54:09


- REV PERCY MC CRAY: "Why EVERY Church Should have a Cancer Care Ministry" - KEN HAM: "Why Understanding the Creation Story is Foundational for Our Faith"

Sovereign Grace
Faithing Fundamentals 1 - Upward

Sovereign Grace

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 50:23


Series: Faithing Fundamentals Play with Transcript Title: Part 1 – Upward I. Glory is What Matters – It is All That Matters. A. What is your finish line? Rev 4:1-11. B. Our faith is the means God uses to bring Himself Glory Eph. 1:11-14; Eze 39:21. C. If you are saved, it is for His glory Eph 1:4-6. II. God Loves His Own Glory More Than Anything. A. Learning to love what God does is hard for sinners 2 Cor 5:9; Heb 11:6. B. It is good that God loves His glory Isa. 48:11; John 3:30. III. Our Faith is Supposed to Actively Reflect His Glory. A. Being enabled to glorify is the best – literally Titus 2:13-14. B. Learning to love worship is paramount Col 3:15-17. C. True ‘upward mobility'! Php 3:14;21. 

3ABN Sabbath School Panel
Q1 2022 LS. 11 - Jesus, Author and Perfecter of Our Faith (In These Last Days: The Message of Hebrews)

3ABN Sabbath School Panel

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 58:20


Sabbath School panel discussion and insight by 3ABN pastors and teachers. This podcast episode follows 2022 quarter 1, lesson 11 of the adult Bible study guide book. This quarter's book topic is “In These Last Days: The Message of Hebrews” and this week's Sabbath School lesson is titled “Jesus, Author and Perfecter of Our Faith”. Join us every week for a fresh and relevant study of the word of God. Reading: Heb. 10:35–39, Rom. 1:17, Hebrews 11, Josh. 2:9–11, Heb. 12:1–3.Memory Text: “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2, NKJV).(March 5–March 11)Sunday (Ryan Day) - “The Righteous Will Live By Faith”Monday (Shelley Quinn) - “By Faith Abraham”Tuesday (James Rafferty) - “Moses: Believing in the Unseen”Wednesday (Jason Bradley) - “By Faith Rahab and the Rest”Thursday (Jill Morikone) - “Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of Our Faith”Sabbath School Website: www.3ABNSabbathSchoolPanel.comQuestions or Comments? Email us at mail@3abn.orgDonate: https://3abn.org/donate-quick.html

Rightly Divide the Word of Truth
2022-Q1-11 Lesson Review: Jesus, Author and Perfecter of Our Faith

Rightly Divide the Word of Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 61:30


"Jesus, Author and Perfecter of Our Faith" — Review of Lesson #11 of the 1st Quarter of 2022 -The Sabbath School Lesson study guide can be found here:https://ssnet.org/lessons/22a/less11m.htmlThe title of this quarter's theme is: In These Last Days: The Message of HebrewsWe will be focusing on the portrait of Jesus Christ that we receive from the Apostle Paul in the Book of the Hebrews.  This is a very timely message for God's people, and has significant end-time implications.During many of our podcasts, you will hear us make reference to “The Key Principles of Effective Bible Study,”  a document which outlines core concepts shown in the scriptures that will help you better understand many Biblical themes and doctrines.  We have done a whole podcast series on these principles which  can be found here.Lastly, we recommend that you check out https://TrueWisdom.buzzsprout.com for additional Bible Study podcasts, covering many different Bible topics, and done in a slightly different format from the podcasts on this channel.We pray that all of these resources will be very helpful to you in your Bible Studies.If you have any questions or comments, please send them to: BibleQuestions@ASBzone.comRelated Documents: Jesus is God (and eternal with the Father)Old Covenant vs New CovenantRelated Podcasts:The Law of FaithChrist, Humanity and SalvationThe Divinity of Jesus ChristKing of Righteousness and of Peace (at TrueWisdom)Support the show (https://cash.app/$ASBzone)

Sabbath School
2022 Q1 Lesson 11: Jesus, Author and Perfecter of Our Faith

Sabbath School

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 28:30


Join Sabbath School host Eric Flickinger and this quarter's author, Félix Cortez-Valles, as they provide additional insights into this week's Sabbath School lesson, "Jesus, Author and Perfecter of Our Faith."

Jarvis Kingston
Episode 243 - Jarvis Kingston : The Blood Still Works ! Bread Of Life ! Begotten Son ! Holy One of Israel ! Prince of Peace ! Lamb of God !!

Jarvis Kingston

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2022 8:58


Savior, Redeemer, Bread of Life, Lord, Creator, Son of the Living God, Only Begotten Son, Beloved Son, Holy One of Israel, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, King of Kings, Head of the Church, The. Almighty, Alpha and Omega, Master, King of the Jews, High Priest, Prophet, Teacher, Emmanuel, Advocate, Mediator, Judge, Chief Cornerstone, Author and Finisher of Our Faith, Lamb of God, Good Sheppard, The Shepherd and Bishop of Souls, The Word , Fountain of Living Waters, Rock, Messiah, True Vine, Branch, Bridegroom, Dayspring, Shiloh, The Lion of The Tribe of Judah, The Bright and Morning Star, The Image of The Invisible God, I Am, Son of Man, Carpenter, The Way the Truth and the Life, King of Israel, Christ !

Stepping Into Truth:
The Fight for America's Soul with Scholar Obery Hendricks

Stepping Into Truth:

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 39:20


Obery Hendricks From the moment of his announcement that he was running for the presidency Donald Trump directed his efforts towards courting white evangelicals with  racist and anti-immigrant sentiments. But he didn't start this trend, he simply hopped on a bandwagon that had been gaining speed for years. Author, scholar, and ordained minister Obery Hendricks and I explore some of the lesser known aspects of this issue and including the culpability of large swaths of the Black church for not responding forcefully to the ongoing assault on civil rights. In theory the United States has separation of church and state, but do we really or are white evangelicals succeeding in shaping the country in the image they would like to see? In this conversation we look at what has happened, what is happening, and how we can take action to prevent the U.S. from being dominated by the religious right. For a written transcript of this conversation click here. About Obery: Obery M. Hendricks Jr, is a visiting scholar in the departments of Religion and African American and African Diasporic Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of several books, including The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus's teachings and How They've Been Corrupted, The Universe Bends Towards Justice: Radical Reflections on the Bible, the Church and the Body Politic, a novel, Living Water, and his latest book Christians against Christianity: How Right Wing Evangelicals are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith. Resources: Christians against Christianity, How Right Wing Evangelicals are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith (please consider buying this book from a local bookseller) Credits: Harmonica music courtesy of a friend  

The Freedom Show
Social Media and Your Faith

The Freedom Show

Play Episode Play 30 sec Highlight Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 25:55


How often do you see people post about their faith on social media? Is it talking about your faith online a bad thing? Follow us as we discuss Social Media and Our Faith.Host: Danny SavageSpecial Guest: Orrey Lucid

Dangerous Dogma
32. Obery Hendricks on Christians Against Christianity

Dangerous Dogma

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 48:04


Obery Hendricks, a visiting research scholar at Columbia University, talks with Word&Way President Brian Kaylor about his new book Christians Against Christianity: How Right-Wing Evangelicals Are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith. He also discusses Donald Trump's visit to First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, and the Jan. 6 insurrection. (Kaylor named the book one of his favorite in 2021.) Note: Don't forget to check out our subscriber e-newsletter A Public Witness that helps you make sense of faith, culture, and politics.

The Intertwined Life Podcast
Ep 50: Personal Stories From Mayfield, KY and How You Can Help!

The Intertwined Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 55:24


Today I sit with a lady who was born and raised in Mayfield, KY. She is a 19** graduate of Mayfield High School. She settled and raised her family just 15 miles outside of Mayfield and was in the town just 15 minutes before the tragic tornado touched down on the evening of Friday, December 10, 2021. Oh…and she's also my mom! This event hit very close to home for me…. literally. In this episode you'll hear personal stories from the front lines as well as some inspiring “But God” moments which have already come to light. You'll also learn how you can be a part of the help and healing of this community. Find all Scripture references from this episode at http://jennyzentz.com/podcast-mayfield-ky-tornado Resources mentioned in this episode: Resources mentioned in this episode: Donate HERE to disaster Relief Effort