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The History of Egypt Podcast
157b: Warlords

The History of Egypt Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 23:03


Horemheb and Hatti. In the days of King Ay (and Tutankhamun before him) conflicts in Canaan and Syria remained a constant issue. In recent years, scholars have uncovered more information about these events and people. Horemheb, the Overseer of the Overseers of the Troops (aka the General of Generals) seems to have dealt, and fought, with Hittite forces. The records are fragmentary, but the clues are intriguing...Episode details:Date: c.1334 BCE (debated).Kings: Tutankhamun and Ay (debated).Episode logo: Foreigners praising the cartouche of Ay, from a piece of gold foil discovered in the Valley of the Kings. Image edited for clarity.Music: Ancient rendition of "The Eve of the War," adapted by Luke Chaos https://twitter.com/Luke_Chaos.Music: "War Song of Horus and Sekhmet," by Jeffrey Goodman www.jeffreygoodmanmusic.com.Additional music interludes by Luke Chaos https://twitter.com/Luke_Chaos.References and additional information at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Daily Practice
1 Peter 2:11-25

The Daily Practice

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 3:47


1 Peter 2:11-25   New International Version     Living Godly Lives in a Pagan Society 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. 13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God's slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor. 18 Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. 19 For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. 20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. 22 “He committed no sin,     and no deceit was found in his mouth.”[a] 23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. 24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 25 For “you were like sheep going astray,”[b] but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. Read full chapter

THE T.O.M. Podcast with Overseer Ken Simmons
SUNDAY SERMON: THE WAY OF WISDOM (PROVERBS 9:1-18) WITH OVERSEER KEN SIMMONS

THE T.O.M. Podcast with Overseer Ken Simmons

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 34:30


INSTAGRAM: Other Ministries to check out! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE AND HIT THAT NOTIFICATION BELL FOR PASTOR KEN TV AND TENT OF MEETING HOLINESS MINISTRIES TO KEEP UP WITH ALL NEW EPISODES! TENT OF MEETING HOLINESS MINISTRIES https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkjFPEZA19HJzazNxiRs18A T.O.M.M. APPAREL https://www.tommapparel.com KEN TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCapsG_TVejGbjQyWAxcXzow Email: tomminc@yahoo.com WORDPRESS https://thetompodcastwithoverseerkensimmons.wordpress.com #kingdom building #MEDITATION #HOLYSPIRIT #CALM #TEACHING #GOD #RELAX #MINDSET #TODAYSTOPICS #TOPSTORIES #TOP STORY #TOPSTORIES #SELFAWARENESS #STAY HOME #GOTOCHURCH #DOYOUKNOW #HOWTO #PASTORKENTV #KENTV #STAYATHOME #PASTORSAYS #QUESTIONS #ANSWERS #BIBLE #REVELATION #CHRIST #FOODFORTHOUGHT #BIBLE #BIBLESTUDY #SELFHELP #AUTHOR #BOOKS #TEACHER #PREACHER #MINISTRY #MINISTER #FAITH #SCRIPTURES #WORDOFGOD #HOLINESS #THINKING #ENCOURAGE #MOTIVATION --- 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/pastor-kendren-simmons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pastor-kendren-simmons/support

THE T.O.M. Podcast with Overseer Ken Simmons
SUNDAY SERMON: 3 THINGS TO FOCUS ON IN 2022 WITH OVERSEER KEN SIMMONS

THE T.O.M. Podcast with Overseer Ken Simmons

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 18:08


INSTAGRAM: Other Ministries to check out! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE AND HIT THAT NOTIFICATION BELL FOR PASTOR KEN TV AND TENT OF MEETING HOLINESS MINISTRIES TO KEEP UP WITH ALL NEW EPISODES! TENT OF MEETING HOLINESS MINISTRIES https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkjFPEZA19HJzazNxiRs18A T.O.M.M. APPAREL https://www.tommapparel.com KEN TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCapsG_TVejGbjQyWAxcXzow Email: tomminc@yahoo.com WORDPRESS https://thetompodcastwithoverseerkensimmons.wordpress.com #kingdom building #MEDITATION #HOLYSPIRIT #CALM #TEACHING #GOD #RELAX #MINDSET #TODAYSTOPICS #TOPSTORIES #TOP STORY #TOPSTORIES #SELFAWARENESS #STAY HOME #GOTOCHURCH #DOYOUKNOW #HOWTO #PASTORKENTV #KENTV #STAYATHOME #PASTORSAYS #QUESTIONS #ANSWERS #BIBLE #REVELATION #CHRIST #FOODFORTHOUGHT #BIBLE #BIBLESTUDY #SELFHELP #AUTHOR #BOOKS #TEACHER #PREACHER #MINISTRY #MINISTER #FAITH #SCRIPTURES #WORDOFGOD #HOLINESS #THINKING #ENCOURAGE #MOTIVATION --- 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/pastor-kendren-simmons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pastor-kendren-simmons/support

Woodside Bible Church Lapeer
Church Leadership Part 1: Pastor, Elder, Overseer

Woodside Bible Church Lapeer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 36:58


In our series on church leadership, we turn to 1 Timothy to discover the qualifications of those who oversee the church. 

THE T.O.M. Podcast with Overseer Ken Simmons
THE BIRTH OF CHRIST (LUKE 2:1-21) WITH OVERSEER KEN SIMMONS

THE T.O.M. Podcast with Overseer Ken Simmons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 35:41


INSTAGRAM: Other Ministries to check out! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE AND HIT THAT NOTIFICATION BELL FOR PASTOR KEN TV AND TENT OF MEETING HOLINESS MINISTRIES TO KEEP UP WITH ALL NEW EPISODES! TENT OF MEETING HOLINESS MINISTRIES https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkjFPEZA19HJzazNxiRs18A T.O.M.M. APPAREL https://www.tommapparel.com KEN TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCapsG_TVejGbjQyWAxcXzow Email: tomminc@yahoo.com WORDPRESS https://thetompodcastwithoverseerkensimmons.wordpress.com #kingdom building #MEDITATION #HOLYSPIRIT #CALM #TEACHING #GOD #RELAX #MINDSET #TODAYSTOPICS #TOPSTORIES #TOP STORY #TOPSTORIES #SELFAWARENESS #STAY HOME #GOTOCHURCH #DOYOUKNOW #HOWTO #PASTORKENTV #KENTV #STAYATHOME #PASTORSAYS #QUESTIONS #ANSWERS #BIBLE #REVELATION #CHRIST #FOODFORTHOUGHT #BIBLE #BIBLESTUDY #SELFHELP #AUTHOR #BOOKS #TEACHER #PREACHER #MINISTRY #MINISTER #FAITH #SCRIPTURES #WORDOFGOD #HOLINESS #THINKING #ENCOURAGE #MOTIVATION --- 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/pastor-kendren-simmons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pastor-kendren-simmons/support

ESV: Straight through the Bible
December 22: 1 Peter 1–5

ESV: Straight through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 14:44


1 Peter 1–5 1 Peter 1–5 (Listen) Greeting 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you. Born Again to a Living Hope 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, 11 inquiring what person or time1 the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. 12 It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look. Called to Be Holy 13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action,2 and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, 18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you 21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. 22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 24 for   “All flesh is like grass    and all its glory like the flower of grass.  The grass withers,    and the flower falls,25   but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you. A Living Stone and a Holy People 2 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. 4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture:   “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone,    a cornerstone chosen and precious,  and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” 7 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe,   “The stone that the builders rejected    has become the cornerstone,”3 8 and   “A stone of stumbling,    and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. Submission to Authority 13 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution,4 whether it be to the emperor5 as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants6 of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. 18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. Wives and Husbands 3 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 3 Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. 5 For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening. 7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you7 of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. Suffering for Righteousness' Sake 8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 For   “Whoever desires to love life    and see good days,  let him keep his tongue from evil    and his lips from speaking deceit;11   let him turn away from evil and do good;    let him seek peace and pursue it.12   For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,    and his ears are open to their prayer.  But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, 16 having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered8 once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which9 he went and proclaimed10 to the spirits in prison, 20 because11 they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. 21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him. Stewards of God's Grace 4 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh,12 arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. 3 For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. 4 With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; 5 but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6 For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does. 7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 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. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory13 and of God rests upon you. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And   “If the righteous is scarcely saved,    what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”14 19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. Shepherd the Flock of God 5 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight,15 not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you;16 not for shameful gain, but eagerly; 3 not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. 5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11 To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. Final Greetings 12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, I have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it. 13 She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does Mark, my son. 14 Greet one another with the kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ. Footnotes [1] 1:11 Or what time or circumstances [2] 1:13 Greek girding up the loins of your mind [3] 2:7 Greek the head of the corner [4] 2:13 Or every institution ordained for people [5] 2:13 Or king; also verse 17 [6] 2:16 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface [7] 3:7 Some manuscripts since you are joint heirs [8] 3:18 Some manuscripts died [9] 3:19 Or the Spirit, in whom [10] 3:19 Or preached [11] 3:20 Or when [12] 4:1 Some manuscripts add for us; some for you [13] 4:14 Some manuscripts insert and of power [14] 4:18 Greek where will the ungodly and sinner appear? [15] 5:2 Some manuscripts omit exercising oversight [16] 5:2 Some manuscripts omit as God would have you (ESV)

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path
December 20: Psalm 37:24; Psalm 112:4; Proverbs 6:23; Isaiah 50:10; Micah 7:8–9; Matthew 6:22–23; Psalm 119:176; Isaiah 40:11; Ezekiel 34:15; Matthew 15:32; Mark 10:13; Mark 10:16; Luke 12:32; Luke 19:10; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 2:25

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 2:26


Morning: Psalm 37:24; Psalm 112:4; Proverbs 6:23; Isaiah 50:10; Micah 7:8–9; Matthew 6:22–23 Light dawns in the darkness for the upright. Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of his servant? Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.—Though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.—For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light. Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me. I will bear the indignation of the Lord because I have sinned against him, until he pleads my cause and executes judgment for me. He will bring me out to the light; I shall look upon his vindication. “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” Psalm 37:24 (Listen) 24   though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong,    for the LORD upholds his hand. (ESV) Psalm 112:4 (Listen) 4   Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;    he is gracious, merciful, and righteous. (ESV) Proverbs 6:23 (Listen) 23   For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light,    and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life, (ESV) Isaiah 50:10 (Listen) 10   Who among you fears the LORD    and obeys the voice of his servant?  Let him who walks in darkness    and has no light  trust in the name of the LORD    and rely on his God. (ESV) Micah 7:8–9 (Listen) 8   Rejoice not over me, O my enemy;    when I fall, I shall rise;  when I sit in darkness,    the LORD will be a light to me.9   I will bear the indignation of the LORD    because I have sinned against him,  until he pleads my cause    and executes judgment for me.  He will bring me out to the light;    I shall look upon his vindication. (ESV) Matthew 6:22–23 (Listen) 22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! (ESV) Evening: Psalm 119:176; Isaiah 40:11; Ezekiel 34:15; Matthew 15:32; Mark 10:13; Mark 10:16; Luke 12:32; Luke 19:10; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 2:25 He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. “I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.”—For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses. And they were bringing children to him…. And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant.—“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”—For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”—“I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God.” Psalm 119:176 (Listen) 176   I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant,    for I do not forget your commandments. (ESV) Isaiah 40:11 (Listen) 11   He will tend his flock like a shepherd;    he will gather the lambs in his arms;  he will carry them in his bosom,    and gently lead those that are with young. (ESV) Ezekiel 34:15 (Listen) 15 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord GOD. (ESV) Matthew 15:32 (Listen) Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand 32 Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.” (ESV) Mark 10:13 (Listen) Let the Children Come to Me 13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. (ESV) Mark 10:16 (Listen) 16 And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. (ESV) Luke 12:32 (Listen) 32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (ESV) Luke 19:10 (Listen) 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (ESV) Hebrews 4:15 (Listen) 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. (ESV) 1 Peter 2:25 (Listen) 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. (ESV)

THE T.O.M. Podcast with Overseer Ken Simmons
SUNDAY SERMON: THE BLESSINGS OF WISDOM (PROVERBS 8:1-36) WITH OVERSEER KEN SIMMONS

THE T.O.M. Podcast with Overseer Ken Simmons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 39:35


Other Ministries to check out! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE AND HIT THAT NOTIFICATION BELL FOR PASTOR KEN TV AND TENT OF MEETING HOLINESS MINISTRIES TO KEEP UP WITH ALL NEW EPISODES! TENT OF MEETING HOLINESS MINISTRIES https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkjFPEZA19HJzazNxiRs18A T.O.M.M. APPAREL https://www.tommapparel.com KEN TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCapsG_TVejGbjQyWAxcXzow Email: tomminc@yahoo.com WORDPRESS https://thetompodcastwithoverseerkensimmons.wordpress.com #kingdom building #MEDITATION #HOLYSPIRIT #CALM #TEACHING #GOD #RELAX #MINDSET #TODAYSTOPICS #TOPSTORIES #TOP STORY #TOPSTORIES #SELFAWARENESS #STAY HOME #GOTOCHURCH #DOYOUKNOW #HOWTO #PASTORKENTV #KENTV #STAYATHOME #PASTORSAYS #QUESTIONS #ANSWERS #BIBLE #REVELATION #CHRIST #FOODFORTHOUGHT #BIBLE #BIBLESTUDY #SELFHELP #AUTHOR #BOOKS #TEACHER #PREACHER #MINISTRY #MINISTER #FAITH #SCRIPTURES #WORDOFGOD #HOLINESS #THINKING #ENCOURAGE #MOTIVATION --- 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/pastor-kendren-simmons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pastor-kendren-simmons/support

ESV: Chronological
December 19: 1 Peter 1–5

ESV: Chronological

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 14:44


1 Peter 1–5 1 Peter 1–5 (Listen) Greeting 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you. Born Again to a Living Hope 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, 11 inquiring what person or time1 the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. 12 It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look. Called to Be Holy 13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action,2 and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, 18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you 21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. 22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 24 for   “All flesh is like grass    and all its glory like the flower of grass.  The grass withers,    and the flower falls,25   but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you. A Living Stone and a Holy People 2 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. 4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture:   “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone,    a cornerstone chosen and precious,  and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” 7 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe,   “The stone that the builders rejected    has become the cornerstone,”3 8 and   “A stone of stumbling,    and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. Submission to Authority 13 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution,4 whether it be to the emperor5 as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants6 of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. 18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. Wives and Husbands 3 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 3 Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. 5 For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening. 7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you7 of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. Suffering for Righteousness' Sake 8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 For   “Whoever desires to love life    and see good days,  let him keep his tongue from evil    and his lips from speaking deceit;11   let him turn away from evil and do good;    let him seek peace and pursue it.12   For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,    and his ears are open to their prayer.  But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, 16 having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered8 once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which9 he went and proclaimed10 to the spirits in prison, 20 because11 they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. 21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him. Stewards of God's Grace 4 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh,12 arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. 3 For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. 4 With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; 5 but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6 For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does. 7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 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. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory13 and of God rests upon you. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And   “If the righteous is scarcely saved,    what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”14 19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. Shepherd the Flock of God 5 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight,15 not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you;16 not for shameful gain, but eagerly; 3 not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. 5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11 To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. Final Greetings 12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, I have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it. 13 She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does Mark, my son. 14 Greet one another with the kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ. Footnotes [1] 1:11 Or what time or circumstances [2] 1:13 Greek girding up the loins of your mind [3] 2:7 Greek the head of the corner [4] 2:13 Or every institution ordained for people [5] 2:13 Or king; also verse 17 [6] 2:16 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface [7] 3:7 Some manuscripts since you are joint heirs [8] 3:18 Some manuscripts died [9] 3:19 Or the Spirit, in whom [10] 3:19 Or preached [11] 3:20 Or when [12] 4:1 Some manuscripts add for us; some for you [13] 4:14 Some manuscripts insert and of power [14] 4:18 Greek where will the ungodly and sinner appear? [15] 5:2 Some manuscripts omit exercising oversight [16] 5:2 Some manuscripts omit as God would have you (ESV)

Player 2 Has Entered the Podcast
My Lisa Frank PS5 ft. Vault 74 Overseer Alexander

Player 2 Has Entered the Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 82:31


This week we have the curator of Europe's only Fallout-themed museum with us to talk about his love for the Fallout series, the amazing pieces he has on exhibit, and where you can see more! We also share our red ring of death stories in honor of Xbox's new docuseries, our Switch year in review stats, our impressions on Nintendo's Indie World presentation, and a fun listener question about failed consoles that should get a mini/classic version! Come hang out with us and share us around with gamer friends here and around the world! Games Discussed: Fallout 3, Fallout 4, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Edition, Angry Birds VR, Shin Megami Tensei V, Deathloop, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Vault 74 Overseer Alexander: https://www.vault74.nl/ https://www.tiktok.com/@vaultboy74 https://www.instagram.com/vaultboy74/ For questions, comments, suggestions, etc. please email us at mcpaperstacks@gmail.com Check us out on all the socials! https://linktr.ee/player2hasenteredthepod Time Stamps: Introducing Vault 74 Overseer Alex! (0:37) Game Pass: Use It or Lose It (27:40) Whatcha Playing? (31:54) - Angry Birds VR (32:11) - Skyrim VR (33:43) - Fallout 76 (36:49) - Shin Megami Tensei V (40:57) - Deathloop (42:43) - Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (45:10) Gaming News (45:58) - This Week On Game Pass - Nintendo Indie World (47:15) - Nintendo Switch Year In Review! (48:17) - Persona Coming To Switch? (55:22) - PS5 Plates Covers (56:40) - Xbox Docuseries (58:15) The Red Ring of Death! (59:13) Listener Questions: Failed Console Mini (1:05:37) Whatcha Feelin'?: A New Monitor! (1:11:45) Whatcha Feelin'?: Lego Sets (1:13:55) Whatcha Feelin'?: Action Button (1:15:30) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/player2hasenteredthepod/support

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
December 16: Hosea 2–5; Psalm 136; 1 Peter 1–2

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 19:31


Old Testament: Hosea 2–5 Hosea 2–5 (Listen) Israel's Unfaithfulness Punished 2 1 Say to your brothers, “You are my people,”2 and to your sisters, “You have received mercy.”3 2   “Plead with your mother, plead—    for she is not my wife,    and I am not her husband—  that she put away her whoring from her face,    and her adultery from between her breasts;3   lest I strip her naked    and make her as in the day she was born,  and make her like a wilderness,    and make her like a parched land,    and kill her with thirst.4   Upon her children also I will have no mercy,    because they are children of whoredom.5   For their mother has played the whore;    she who conceived them has acted shamefully.  For she said, ‘I will go after my lovers,    who give me my bread and my water,    my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.'6   Therefore I will hedge up her4 way with thorns,    and I will build a wall against her,    so that she cannot find her paths.7   She shall pursue her lovers    but not overtake them,  and she shall seek them    but shall not find them.  Then she shall say,    ‘I will go and return to my first husband,    for it was better for me then than now.'8   And she did not know    that it was I who gave her    the grain, the wine, and the oil,  and who lavished on her silver and gold,    which they used for Baal.9   Therefore I will take back    my grain in its time,    and my wine in its season,  and I will take away my wool and my flax,    which were to cover her nakedness.10   Now I will uncover her lewdness    in the sight of her lovers,    and no one shall rescue her out of my hand.11   And I will put an end to all her mirth,    her feasts, her new moons, her Sabbaths,    and all her appointed feasts.12   And I will lay waste her vines and her fig trees,    of which she said,  ‘These are my wages,    which my lovers have given me.'  I will make them a forest,    and the beasts of the field shall devour them.13   And I will punish her for the feast days of the Baals    when she burned offerings to them  and adorned herself with her ring and jewelry,    and went after her lovers    and forgot me, declares the LORD. The Lord's Mercy on Israel 14   “Therefore, behold, I will allure her,    and bring her into the wilderness,    and speak tenderly to her.15   And there I will give her her vineyards    and make the Valley of Achor5 a door of hope.  And there she shall answer as in the days of her youth,    as at the time when she came out of the land of Egypt. 16 “And in that day, declares the LORD, you will call me ‘My Husband,' and no longer will you call me ‘My Baal.' 17 For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be remembered by name no more. 18 And I will make for them a covenant on that day with the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the creeping things of the ground. And I will abolish6 the bow, the sword, and war from the land, and I will make you lie down in safety. 19 And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. 20 I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the LORD. 21   “And in that day I will answer, declares the LORD,    I will answer the heavens,    and they shall answer the earth,22   and the earth shall answer the grain, the wine, and the oil,    and they shall answer Jezreel,723     and I will sow her for myself in the land.  And I will have mercy on No Mercy,8    and I will say to Not My People,9 ‘You are my people';    and he shall say, ‘You are my God.'” Hosea Redeems His Wife 3 And the LORD said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the LORD loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins.” 2 So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer and a lethech10 of barley. 3 And I said to her, “You must dwell as mine for many days. You shall not play the whore, or belong to another man; so will I also be to you.” 4 For the children of Israel shall dwell many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or pillar, without ephod or household gods. 5 Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the LORD their God, and David their king, and they shall come in fear to the LORD and to his goodness in the latter days. The Lord Accuses Israel 4   Hear the word of the LORD, O children of Israel,    for the LORD has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land.  There is no faithfulness or steadfast love,    and no knowledge of God in the land;2   there is swearing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery;    they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed.3   Therefore the land mourns,    and all who dwell in it languish,  and also the beasts of the field    and the birds of the heavens,    and even the fish of the sea are taken away. 4   Yet let no one contend,    and let none accuse,    for with you is my contention, O priest.115   You shall stumble by day;    the prophet also shall stumble with you by night;    and I will destroy your mother.6   My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;    because you have rejected knowledge,    I reject you from being a priest to me.  And since you have forgotten the law of your God,    I also will forget your children. 7   The more they increased,    the more they sinned against me;    I will change their glory into shame.8   They feed on the sin12 of my people;    they are greedy for their iniquity.9   And it shall be like people, like priest;    I will punish them for their ways    and repay them for their deeds.10   They shall eat, but not be satisfied;    they shall play the whore, but not multiply,  because they have forsaken the LORD    to cherish 11 whoredom, wine, and new wine,    which take away the understanding.12   My people inquire of a piece of wood,    and their walking staff gives them oracles.  For a spirit of whoredom has led them astray,    and they have left their God to play the whore.13   They sacrifice on the tops of the mountains    and burn offerings on the hills,  under oak, poplar, and terebinth,    because their shade is good.  Therefore your daughters play the whore,    and your brides commit adultery.14   I will not punish your daughters when they play the whore,    nor your brides when they commit adultery;  for the men themselves go aside with prostitutes    and sacrifice with cult prostitutes,  and a people without understanding shall come to ruin. 15   Though you play the whore, O Israel,    let not Judah become guilty.  Enter not into Gilgal,    nor go up to Beth-aven,    and swear not, “As the LORD lives.”16   Like a stubborn heifer,    Israel is stubborn;  can the LORD now feed them    like a lamb in a broad pasture? 17   Ephraim is joined to idols;    leave him alone.18   When their drink is gone, they give themselves to whoring;    their rulers13 dearly love shame.19   A wind has wrapped them14 in its wings,    and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices. Punishment Coming for Israel and Judah 5   Hear this, O priests!    Pay attention, O house of Israel!  Give ear, O house of the king!    For the judgment is for you;  for you have been a snare at Mizpah    and a net spread upon Tabor.2   And the revolters have gone deep into slaughter,    but I will discipline all of them. 3   I know Ephraim,    and Israel is not hidden from me;  for now, O Ephraim, you have played the whore;    Israel is defiled.4   Their deeds do not permit them    to return to their God.  For the spirit of whoredom is within them,    and they know not the LORD. 5   The pride of Israel testifies to his face;15    Israel and Ephraim shall stumble in his guilt;    Judah also shall stumble with them.6   With their flocks and herds they shall go    to seek the LORD,  but they will not find him;    he has withdrawn from them.7   They have dealt faithlessly with the LORD;    for they have borne alien children.    Now the new moon shall devour them with their fields. 8   Blow the horn in Gibeah,    the trumpet in Ramah.  Sound the alarm at Beth-aven;    we follow you,16 O Benjamin!9   Ephraim shall become a desolation    in the day of punishment;  among the tribes of Israel    I make known what is sure.10   The princes of Judah have become    like those who move the landmark;  upon them I will pour out    my wrath like water.11   Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment,    because he was determined to go after filth.1712   But I am like a moth to Ephraim,    and like dry rot to the house of Judah. 13   When Ephraim saw his sickness,    and Judah his wound,  then Ephraim went to Assyria,    and sent to the great king.18  But he is not able to cure you    or heal your wound.14   For I will be like a lion to Ephraim,    and like a young lion to the house of Judah.  I, even I, will tear and go away;    I will carry off, and no one shall rescue. 15   I will return again to my place,    until they acknowledge their guilt and seek my face,    and in their distress earnestly seek me. Footnotes [1] 2:1 Ch 2:3 in Hebrew [2] 2:1 Hebrew ammi, which means my people [3] 2:1 Hebrew ruhama, which means she has received mercy [4] 2:6 Hebrew your [5] 2:15 Achor means trouble; compare Joshua 7:26 [6] 2:18 Hebrew break [7] 2:22 Jezreel means God will sow [8] 2:23 Hebrew Lo-ruhama [9] 2:23 Hebrew Lo-ammi [10] 3:2 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams; a homer was about 6 bushels or 220 liters; a lethech was about 3 bushels or 110 liters [11] 4:4 Or for your people are like those who contend with the priest [12] 4:8 Or sin offering [13] 4:18 Hebrew shields [14] 4:19 Hebrew her [15] 5:5 Or in his presence [16] 5:8 Or after you [17] 5:11 Or to follow human precepts [18] 5:13 Or to King Jareb (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 136 Psalm 136 (Listen) His Steadfast Love Endures Forever 136   Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,    for his steadfast love endures forever.2   Give thanks to the God of gods,    for his steadfast love endures forever.3   Give thanks to the Lord of lords,    for his steadfast love endures forever; 4   to him who alone does great wonders,    for his steadfast love endures forever;5   to him who by understanding made the heavens,    for his steadfast love endures forever;6   to him who spread out the earth above the waters,    for his steadfast love endures forever;7   to him who made the great lights,    for his steadfast love endures forever;8   the sun to rule over the day,    for his steadfast love endures forever;9   the moon and stars to rule over the night,    for his steadfast love endures forever; 10   to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,    for his steadfast love endures forever;11   and brought Israel out from among them,    for his steadfast love endures forever;12   with a strong hand and an outstretched arm,    for his steadfast love endures forever;13   to him who divided the Red Sea in two,    f

Morning Watch Prayercast

The doctrine of the Incarnation means that two distinct natures, divine, and human are united in one Person; Jesus. He is not two people, God and Man. He is one person; the God-man. God cannot cease to be God. Sam Storms 

All Peoples Church
Christmas in Isaiah: Jesus Heals Our Suffering

All Peoples Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021


Pastor Daniel Simmons preaches from Isaiah 52:13-53:7. Christmas In Isaiah: Jesus Heals Our Suffering Isaiah 52:13-53:7 Main Point of the Sermon: Jesus heals our suffering by suffering in our place. Introduction I love Christmas. I love the pizazz of the season. The music, the lights. People seem to get nicer, more generous. [Sing] “It's the most wonderful time of the year.” Right? But not for everyone. For many, Christmas is just a time that reminds them of a lost loved one, that their family is broken apart, that their bank accounts are still low or overdrawn, that their depression or physical pain still holds fast. It doesn't go away because it's Christmas. Even if it's not pain for you, it might be anxiety. The bills, the health issues, house issues, car issues, the stock market, your job… it doesn't stop. The last couple weeks were some of the most challenging of the decade for me. I had a very painful injury and emergency surgery. Then My family got Covid. And I was dealing with anxiety from a number of things. It was rough. Yet, I'm here to tell you today, Christian, that you and I still have a real reason to rejoice this Christmas. Today's text, one of the most phenomenal prophecies in the Bible, shows us how Jesus came to heal all of that suffering through his own suffering. Prayer: Let's pray once more. Father, would you show us yet again the beauty, the glory of Jesus, who was lifted high on a cross of wood for us? Let your Spirit open our eyes to give us new revelation of your goodness and love, and would you cause it to produce in us an unshakable hope and an unexplainable peace in the midst of our pain today. In Jesus name, Amen. We will begin in 52:13. THE DIVINE MESSIAH WOULD SUFFER [Slide] Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted. “Behold” is another way to say LOOK! It draws attention to what's following. Isaiah is about to lay out some shocking images. The subject is “my servant.” Who's servant? God's servant. Notice the first person possessive here. This is God talking through the prophet Isaiah about his servant. And who is God's servant? Anytime you come across a title, or really any confusing thing in the Bible, it's always best to look at context. Scripture is the best interpreter of Scripture. Where else has Isaiah spoken of this servant? Where else do we see this language in the Bible? Well, Isaiah actually has four prophecies which scholars call the servant songs, but I will show you just one, 42:1: [Slide] “Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.” What we see here and in the other servant songs is that this “servant” is God's specially chosen and Anointed One. He is the promised Messiah. The servant is the boy from chapter 7 and 9 who would grow up to reign on David's throne forever. Any Jew who knew the storyline of the Bible was longing for, looking for this Messiah. So, they would have been especially interested in texts that talked about him. Isaiah says, “my servant shall act wisely.” Or as the footnote in your Bible may say, he will prosper. In other words, he will be a good and prosperous king. We are told that he will be “high and lifted up.” He will be “exalted”. The general meaning of these phrases is that this king will stand far above the rest in the quality and length of his reign. This is very much in line with what we heard preached last week from Isaiah 9. But there is something more to this phrase “high and lifted up” that is important to see before we move on. Isaiah uses it another place. Isaiah 6. [Slide] 6 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Isaiah's vision goes on to describe the heavenly creatures surrounding the throne who cry to another day and night saying: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” What's crazy is the connection that Isaiah draws from God on his throne “high and lifted up” to his servant “high and lifted up.” This servant is not just some guy that God shows favor to. This servant is himself divine. The Apostle John doesn't think this is a stretch either. He makes this explicit when he says of Jesus in [Slide] John 12:41 “Isaiah said these things because he saw [Jesus's] glory and spoke of him.” Wait! Though Jesus was born 700 years later, he was seeing HIM on the throne in his vision?! Yes! This servant, which we now know to be Jesus Christ, is the divine king that Isaiah saw the angels worshipping. Church, Jesus is Yahweh, the second member of the triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Transition: But what is so clear to us today was a mystery to Isaiah and his audience. If you were reading this for the first time, what would you expect to come after this description of his exaltation? Let's look at verse 14: [SLIDE] “As many were astonished at you—his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—so shall he sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths because of him, for that which has not been told them they see, and that which they have not heard they understand.” Our text today starts and finishes showing the Messiah's glory. I think the reason is that Isaiah wants to set up the stark contrast next to the intense and unimaginable suffering of this individual. From the image of a divine king, worshipped by the angels night and day, that Isaiah himself cannot even stand before because of his sinfulness, to the image of a man marred beyond recognition. He didn't even look human. How can this be? This was unfathomable to the Jews. Still to this day! This is what Jews stumble over, even what Muslims stumble over, that the glorious Messiah could suffer in this kind of way. He was supposed to be the one putting an end to suffering, not the one who suffers. But by his suffering, he would sprinkle the nations. What does the sprinkling of many nations refer to? It refers to the shedding of his blood. This suffering servant would be wounded and shed his blood not just for Israel, but for many nations. In other words, the thing that the Kings of the whole earth would see and understand about God that they had never heard or known before was that his exaltation was coming through his suffering. In these few verses we see laid out for us a summary of the history of our Lord Jesus, which Isaiah 53 will unfold in greater detail, that 1) many would be astonished, confounded, even offended by him 2) but by his death many would be healed by him These two realities provide a structure for our remaining verses in chapter 53. MANY WERE ASTONISHED 53 Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? Verse 1 points out the reality that this message would not be easily received. That's because it's a scandalous message that we so often take for granted! One commentator I read says that Isaiah sounds like someone present during Jesus's ministry who is shocked at how few believe in him. Throughout Jesus's ministry in the Gospels we see very few putting faith in Jesus. In fact Acts 1:15 says there were only 120 present in the upper room after Jesus raised from the dead and ascended into heaven! It's not because God didn't show his power. This phrase “the arm of the LORD” is referring to the powerful working of God. This mystery was the work of God that should have been believed on by everyone because of all of the miracles performed by Jesus, even his resurrection! But still, few believed. Why? Look at verse 2. 2 For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. What this is saying is that Jesus was not an impressive and powerful person! He was an average Joe. He grew up like any child would grow up. Out of “dry ground” gives an image of a plant that sort of struggles. He didn't grow up in a royal palace or with wealth, but in poverty to a blue-collar dad and a teenage mom. Further, verse 3 says: 3 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. “Can anything good come out of Nazareth,” they said. People in that day in age were obsessed by power and prestige just like we are today. But he wasn't the Harvard grad, best-selling author, good-looking and charismatic guy that we so often pawn over. He was more like the guys you see working on the side of the road in small town Minnesota. “A man of sorrows”. What a title for a king! Grief was like a faithful friend to him. Jesus probably lost his dad when he was young and spent much of his teenage years and twenties helping support his family. Isaiah takes it so far as to say that he would be like one whom men hide their faces from. Isaiah can't stress it enough, the servant would not be named amongst the rich, powerful, and famous, but among the despised, shamed, rejected. MANY WERE HEALED But there was purpose to all this. Look at verse 4. Though many were astonished to the point of rejecting Jesu, many would be healed. [SLIDE] 4 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. The text takes a surprising turn. Isaiah makes sure you hear him loud and clear when he says “surely.” Though the world judged Jesus and believed that he was being punished by God, his suffering was for a very different reason. What does verse 4 say? Say the first line with me. HE HAS BORNE OUR GRIEFS. Wait. He was suffering because he was carrying our suffering?! Yes. It was actually “our griefs” that he bore, “our sorrows” that he carried, not his own. It was not because of his own sin or fault that he was called a man of sorrows, but because he came to take others' pain, diseases, and sorrow upon himself! Verse 9 makes this point explicit. [SLIDE] “And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. This was a faultless man, the only faultless man, yet he suffered like he was a sinner, he died like he was among the wicked. Why? Verse 5 and following shows us why. [SLIDE] THE SUBSTITUTIONARY LAMB 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth. Praise the Lord for his great mercy! These words contain the best news in the world for suffering sinners. Isaiah moves from more general suffering and sorrow to specific suffering. He speaks of the servant being “pierced”, “crushed”, and having “wounds”. What other event in the history of Jesus's ministry can capture this kind of suffering than the cross on which our Savior died? How do we know this is talking about the cross. This is how the Apostles interpreted it! Look with me at 1 Peter 2:24 [SLIDE]: “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree [that is the cross], that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” Do you see that? Peter is basically summing up these verses in Isaiah. He helps us be sure we are moving in the right direction. The sufferings of the Servant laid out in Isaiah was a prediction of the sufferings of Jesus on the cross some 700 years later! And why? Why would God come in the form of man to go to a cross? Isaiah says He was pierced “for our transgressions”. He was crushed “for our iniquities.” Isn't this exactly what Peter says? “He bore our sins.” Church, our God took on himself intense suffering, even death, not because he had done something wrong, but because YOU AND ME HAD. PAUSE You and me had done something wrong. Since the time of the first man and woman, we all had. The Bible could not be more clear about this. “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; We are the guilty and he was the innocent. If you were to go out and talk to anyone on the street today you will find that most people shake their fists at God for their suffering in some way because they believe that they are fundamentally good people who deserve a good, happy, and long life. So when people suffer they rarely acknowledge the reality of their sin, but quickly blame God for dealing them a bad hand. Maybe you feel that way today. But it's just the opposite. We dealt ourselves the bad hand! I'm certainly not implying that all suffering you experience is your fault, but what I am saying is that humanity has strayed like sheep running after our own path, our own control, our own gods, and the Bible says that is precisely why we lack peace and are dying in our sin. But he came to take all of that pain according to the great love of God for humanity. Look at verse 7 with me. [SLIDE] 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth. Our God, the uncreated One, took on flesh and identified with straying sheep. Jesus is compared to a lamb, even as we are compared to sheep. But this lamb, not like us who justify ourselves so quickly before God and man, was silent knowing his innocence, as he stood before his judges and was taken to his death. Why was he silent? Because he was fulfilling God's plan of redemption, standing in our place as a substitution for our sin. There aren't many better places in the Bible to point to substitutionary atonement. Upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace…the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Jesus suffered what you and I deserve a million times over so that we could have the life he deserved. He was stripped of peace so that we could have peace. He was wounded with nails in his hands and feet, and a spear in his side, and a crown of thorns on his head, and with lashes all over his body, so that we could be healed of our pain, our diseases. He was crushed under the weight of the cross and the wrath of God so that you and I could be sprinkled clean with his blood and enjoy the presence of God again. Like the lamb that was slaughtered at Passover, or on the day of atonement and sprinkled on the altar and on the people, our Jesus was slaughtered by God for our sake so that we might be saved! Hallelujah! What a Savior! PAUSE As I was suffering this week in some of the most intense pain of my life, the Lord showed up in a tangible way and started talking to me about his sufferings. I was reminded in those moments that sorrow, pain, and loss are normal for the human experience. Peace is not. Painlessness is not. When we feel peace and go without hearing about some horrible loss or tragedy for an extended period of time, we are living in an unusual moment. I was reminded further that so many people right now, inside and outside the church are suffering in really intense ways, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, some without any real idea of when the pain will let up. And I was reminded that all of this sorrow we face is the grim result of our separation from God. It is deserved suffering. It is deserved sorrow. But then the Lord reminded me of this incredible truth. Jesus came to buy peace for us. He came so we don't have to hurt anymore. He came so we don't have to worry any more, or feel loss anymore. And that should cause us to lift him up with our worship. That's what Christmas is about. Some of you have suffered greatly in this life and are still suffering. And if you are a Christian, I have a simple message of hope for you today. Hold fast to Jesus because he entered your grief and sorrow on the cross and will soon bring healing for good. The suffering is just a little longer and then it will be done forever. Maybe you feel alone and misunderstood in your suffering. Know that you are not alone. Jesus has carried your griefs and sorrows. All of it! I need you to know that our God is not a God who hangs out in lofty places with the rich and powerful feasting with holiday cheer pretending that everything is ok. No. He is God who took the title “Man of Sorrows”. He identifies with you in your poverty and brokenness Why? So that all that's wrong in the world could be made right. All will be made new. Even Isaiah's prophecy doesn't end in death and sorrow as we know Jesus's death didn't end there either. Look at verse 10-11 [SLIDE], which we didn't read today: “…when his soul makes an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days; the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.” Not only was the death of Christ prophesied 700 years before it happened, so was his resurrection! We're told that he would live to “see his Offspring” and “prolong his days”. Who are his Offspring? Jesus never had physical children. Rather, it is all who put their faith in him. If you are here today and you need to get right with God, it is as simple as believing on Jesus and all that he has accomplished for you. You can stop trying to prove your goodness and let God make you righteous through his Son Jesus. And if you come to him you can be sure to be healed both now and ultimately in eternity. One final word for us this Christmas. Let's be like Jesus this holiday season. Don't be afraid to enter the suffering of others. We don't need to pretend like everything is ok. Jesus showed us that success in life is not about escaping suffering or avoiding others suffering. Rather, his glory and exaltation came through his suffering, especially his suffering for others. If that's true, you can know that as you enter into other people's pain you'll find more of Jesus. Now we're going to worship our risen king, Jesus, who healed our suffering by suffering in our place. Let's pray.

THE T.O.M. Podcast with Overseer Ken Simmons
SUNDAY SERMON: THE ADULTERESS SPIRIT (PROVERBS 7:1-27) WITH OVERSEER KEN SIMMONS

THE T.O.M. Podcast with Overseer Ken Simmons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 45:14


INSTAGRAM: Other Ministries to check out! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE AND HIT THAT NOTIFICATION BELL FOR PASTOR KEN TV AND TENT OF MEETING HOLINESS MINISTRIES TO KEEP UP WITH ALL NEW EPISODES! TENT OF MEETING HOLINESS MINISTRIES https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkjFPEZA19HJzazNxiRs18A T.O.M.M. APPAREL https://www.tommapparel.com KEN TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCapsG_TVejGbjQyWAxcXzow Email: tomminc@yahoo.com WORDPRESS https://thetompodcastwithoverseerkensimmons.wordpress.com #kingdom building #MEDITATION #HOLYSPIRIT #CALM #TEACHING #GOD #RELAX #MINDSET #TODAYSTOPICS #TOPSTORIES #TOP STORY #TOPSTORIES #SELFAWARENESS #STAY HOME #GOTOCHURCH #DOYOUKNOW #HOWTO #PASTORKENTV #KENTV #STAYATHOME #PASTORSAYS #QUESTIONS #ANSWERS #BIBLE #REVELATION #CHRIST #FOODFORTHOUGHT #BIBLE #BIBLESTUDY #SELFHELP #AUTHOR #BOOKS #TEACHER #PREACHER #MINISTRY #MINISTER #FAITH #SCRIPTURES #WORDOFGOD #HOLINESS #THINKING #ENCOURAGE #MOTIVATION --- 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/pastor-kendren-simmons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pastor-kendren-simmons/support

THE T.O.M. Podcast with Overseer Ken Simmons
PRACTICAL WARNINGS (PROVERBS 6:1-35) WITH OVERSEER KEN SIMMONS

THE T.O.M. Podcast with Overseer Ken Simmons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 70:36


INSTAGRAM: Other Ministries to check out! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE AND HIT THAT NOTIFICATION BELL FOR PASTOR KEN TV AND TENT OF MEETING HOLINESS MINISTRIES TO KEEP UP WITH ALL NEW EPISODES! TENT OF MEETING HOLINESS MINISTRIES https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkjFPEZA19HJzazNxiRs18A T.O.M.M. APPAREL https://www.tommapparel.com KEN TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCapsG_TVejGbjQyWAxcXzow Email: tomminc@yahoo.com WORDPRESS https://thetompodcastwithoverseerkensimmons.wordpress.com #kingdom building #MEDITATION #HOLYSPIRIT #CALM #TEACHING #GOD #RELAX #MINDSET #TODAYSTOPICS #TOPSTORIES #TOP STORY #TOPSTORIES #SELFAWARENESS #STAY HOME #GOTOCHURCH #DOYOUKNOW #HOWTO #PASTORKENTV #KENTV #STAYATHOME #PASTORSAYS #QUESTIONS #ANSWERS #BIBLE #REVELATION #CHRIST #FOODFORTHOUGHT #BIBLE #BIBLESTUDY #SELFHELP #AUTHOR #BOOKS #TEACHER #PREACHER #MINISTRY #MINISTER #FAITH #SCRIPTURES #WORDOFGOD #HOLINESS #THINKING #ENCOURAGE #MOTIVATION --- 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/pastor-kendren-simmons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pastor-kendren-simmons/support

Northgate Community Church
Sermon :: Following God‘s Prompting

Northgate Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 21:11


11/28/21 sermon by Overseer, Deb Atherton.  Today Deb talks to us about God's prompting, and what that could look like.

Washington Baptist Church
Focused Connections Due To A Christmas Forgotten Concern

Washington Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 42:43


Focused Connections Due To A Christmas Forgotten ConcernLuke 2:7 – And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.  Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.  1.     Let your Confession be your Obsession.  a.     Christmas Cards, Carols, and Confession.  Romans 10:9-10 – because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that god raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.  2 Timothy 2:19 – Let everyone who confesses the name of the Lord depart from iniquity. Luke 2: 17,19 –(17)…they (the shepherds) made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child… (19)But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart…(20) And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had head and seen, as it had been told them.  2.     Let your cake make you awake.a. Christmas Goodies Psalm 34:8-10  3.  Let the Sock Point you to the Rocka.     Christmas Socks Colossians 2:6 – Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.   There's a clock to put on your Jesus socks… If you have no socks no fellowship in Jesus' flock.  1 John 1:5-10 1 John 2:1-6Where you get that?  Well is 1 Corinthians 10 Paul is warning the church to flee from idolatry…he was describing how good God was as the provider and he was describing how God provided water to drink in the wilderness and the says “and all drank from the Spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ.  Psalm 18:1-3 - I love you, O Lord, my strength.2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,    my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,    my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.3 I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,    and I am saved from my enemies.3.    Let the Cup point you UP.  a.     Christmas CupsLet the Cup point you to the ONE who drinks it up and gives you a 2nd cup that blesses you up. 1 Thessalonians 1:10 – …Jesus who rescues us from the wrath to come.    Psalm 116:12-13 - What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me?  I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. John 3:36-  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.   Revelation 14:9-11 - 9 4.     Let the tree remind us of the gift not under the tree but on the tree. a.  Christmas Tree.  1 Peter 2:24 – He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.  By His wounds you have been healed. For you were straying life sheep but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.   Galatians 3:13 – Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us- for it is written “Cursed is everyone who hanged on a tree”  Support the show (https://onrealm.org/washingtonbaptistchurch/-/give/now)

THE T.O.M. Podcast with Overseer Ken Simmons
SUNDAY SERMON: WARNING AGAINST ADULTERY (PROVERBS 5:1-23) WITH OVERSEER KEN SIMMONS

THE T.O.M. Podcast with Overseer Ken Simmons

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 38:57


Other Ministries to check out! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE AND HIT THAT NOTIFICATION BELL FOR PASTOR KEN TV AND TENT OF MEETING HOLINESS MINISTRIES TO KEEP UP WITH ALL NEW EPISODES! TENT OF MEETING HOLINESS MINISTRIES https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkjFPEZA19HJzazNxiRs18A T.O.M.M. APPAREL https://www.tommapparel.com KEN TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCapsG_TVejGbjQyWAxcXzow Email: tomminc@yahoo.com WORDPRESS https://thetompodcastwithoverseerkensimmons.wordpress.com #kingdom building #MEDITATION #HOLYSPIRIT #CALM #TEACHING #GOD #RELAX #MINDSET #TODAYSTOPICS #TOPSTORIES #TOP STORY #TOPSTORIES #SELFAWARENESS #STAY HOME #GOTOCHURCH #DOYOUKNOW #HOWTO #PASTORKENTV #KENTV #STAYATHOME #PASTORSAYS #QUESTIONS #ANSWERS #BIBLE #REVELATION #CHRIST #FOODFORTHOUGHT #BIBLE #BIBLESTUDY #SELFHELP #AUTHOR #BOOKS #TEACHER #PREACHER #MINISTRY #MINISTER #FAITH #SCRIPTURES #WORDOFGOD #HOLINESS #THINKING #ENCOURAGE #MOTIVATION --- 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/pastor-kendren-simmons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pastor-kendren-simmons/support

Church at Hampton Roads
CHR Overseer // Spencer Beach

Church at Hampton Roads

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 42:05


ESV: Read through the Bible
November 25: Ezekiel 34–35; 1 Peter 2

ESV: Read through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 11:02


Morning: Ezekiel 34–35 Ezekiel 34–35 (Listen) Prophecy Against the Shepherds of Israel 34 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy, and say to them, even to the shepherds, Thus says the Lord GOD: Ah, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves! Should not shepherds feed the sheep? 3 You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat ones, but you do not feed the sheep. 4 The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them. 5 So they were scattered, because there was no shepherd, and they became food for all the wild beasts. My sheep were scattered; 6 they wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill. My sheep were scattered over all the face of the earth, with none to search or seek for them. 7 “Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD: 8 As I live, declares the Lord GOD, surely because my sheep have become a prey, and my sheep have become food for all the wild beasts, since there was no shepherd, and because my shepherds have not searched for my sheep, but the shepherds have fed themselves, and have not fed my sheep, 9 therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD: 10 Thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require my sheep at their hand and put a stop to their feeding the sheep. No longer shall the shepherds feed themselves. I will rescue my sheep from their mouths, that they may not be food for them. The Lord God Will Seek Them Out 11 “For thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. 13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel. 15 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord GOD. 16 I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy.1 I will feed them in justice. 17 “As for you, my flock, thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and male goats. 18 Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture; and to drink of clear water, that you must muddy the rest of the water with your feet? 19 And must my sheep eat what you have trodden with your feet, and drink what you have muddied with your feet? 20 “Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them: Behold, I, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21 Because you push with side and shoulder, and thrust at all the weak with your horns, till you have scattered them abroad, 22 I will rescue2 my flock; they shall no longer be a prey. And I will judge between sheep and sheep. 23 And I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24 And I, the LORD, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them. I am the LORD; I have spoken. The Lord's Covenant of Peace 25 “I will make with them a covenant of peace and banish wild beasts from the land, so that they may dwell securely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. 26 And I will make them and the places all around my hill a blessing, and I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing. 27 And the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase, and they shall be secure in their land. And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I break the bars of their yoke, and deliver them from the hand of those who enslaved them. 28 They shall no more be a prey to the nations, nor shall the beasts of the land devour them. They shall dwell securely, and none shall make them afraid. 29 And I will provide for them renowned plantations so that they shall no more be consumed with hunger in the land, and no longer suffer the reproach of the nations. 30 And they shall know that I am the LORD their God with them, and that they, the house of Israel, are my people, declares the Lord GOD. 31 And you are my sheep, human sheep of my pasture, and I am your God, declares the Lord GOD.” Prophecy Against Mount Seir 35 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir, and prophesy against it, 3 and say to it, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, Mount Seir, and I will stretch out my hand against you, and I will make you a desolation and a waste. 4 I will lay your cities waste, and you shall become a desolation, and you shall know that I am the LORD. 5 Because you cherished perpetual enmity and gave over the people of Israel to the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, at the time of their final punishment, 6 therefore, as I live, declares the Lord GOD, I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you; because you did not hate bloodshed, therefore blood shall pursue you. 7 I will make Mount Seir a waste and a desolation, and I will cut off from it all who come and go. 8 And I will fill its mountains with the slain. On your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines those slain with the sword shall fall. 9 I will make you a perpetual desolation, and your cities shall not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD. 10 “Because you said, ‘These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will take possession of them'—although the LORD was there—11 therefore, as I live, declares the Lord GOD, I will deal with you according to the anger and envy that you showed because of your hatred against them. And I will make myself known among them, when I judge you. 12 And you shall know that I am the LORD. “I have heard all the revilings that you uttered against the mountains of Israel, saying, ‘They are laid desolate; they are given us to devour.' 13 And you magnified yourselves against me with your mouth, and multiplied your words against me; I heard it. 14 Thus says the Lord GOD: While the whole earth rejoices, I will make you desolate. 15 As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so I will deal with you; you shall be desolate, Mount Seir, and all Edom, all of it. Then they will know that I am the LORD. Footnotes [1] 34:16 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate I will watch over [2] 34:22 Or save (ESV) Evening: 1 Peter 2 1 Peter 2 (Listen) A Living Stone and a Holy People 2 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. 4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture:   “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone,    a cornerstone chosen and precious,  and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” 7 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe,   “The stone that the builders rejected    has become the cornerstone,”1 8 and   “A stone of stumbling,    and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. Submission to Authority 13 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution,2 whether it be to the emperor3 as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants4 of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. 18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. Footnotes [1] 2:7 Greek the head of the corner [2] 2:13 Or every institution ordained for people [3] 2:13 Or king; also verse 17 [4] 2:16 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface (ESV)

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
November 25: Psalms 131–133; Psalms 134–135; Zephaniah 3:1–13; 1 Peter 2:11–25; Matthew 20:1–16

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 10:58


Proper 29 First Psalm: Psalms 131–133 Psalms 131–133 (Listen) I Have Calmed and Quieted My Soul A Song of Ascents. Of David. 131   O LORD, my heart is not lifted up;    my eyes are not raised too high;  I do not occupy myself with things    too great and too marvelous for me.2   But I have calmed and quieted my soul,    like a weaned child with its mother;    like a weaned child is my soul within me. 3   O Israel, hope in the LORD    from this time forth and forevermore. The Lord Has Chosen Zion A Song of Ascents. 132   Remember, O LORD, in David's favor,    all the hardships he endured,2   how he swore to the LORD    and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,3   “I will not enter my house    or get into my bed,4   I will not give sleep to my eyes    or slumber to my eyelids,5   until I find a place for the LORD,    a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.” 6   Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah;    we found it in the fields of Jaar.7   “Let us go to his dwelling place;    let us worship at his footstool!” 8   Arise, O LORD, and go to your resting place,    you and the ark of your might.9   Let your priests be clothed with righteousness,    and let your saints shout for joy.10   For the sake of your servant David,    do not turn away the face of your anointed one. 11   The LORD swore to David a sure oath    from which he will not turn back:  “One of the sons of your body1    I will set on your throne.12   If your sons keep my covenant    and my testimonies that I shall teach them,  their sons also forever    shall sit on your throne.” 13   For the LORD has chosen Zion;    he has desired it for his dwelling place:14   “This is my resting place forever;    here I will dwell, for I have desired it.15   I will abundantly bless her provisions;    I will satisfy her poor with bread.16   Her priests I will clothe with salvation,    and her saints will shout for joy.17   There I will make a horn to sprout for David;    I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.18   His enemies I will clothe with shame,    but on him his crown will shine.” When Brothers Dwell in Unity A Song of Ascents. Of David. 133   Behold, how good and pleasant it is    when brothers dwell in unity!22   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] 132:11 Hebrew of your fruit of the womb [2] 133:1 Or dwell together (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalms 134–135 Psalms 134–135 (Listen) Come, Bless the Lord A Song of Ascents. 134   Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD,    who stand by night in the house of the LORD!2   Lift up your hands to the holy place    and bless the LORD! 3   May the LORD bless you from Zion,    he who made heaven and earth! Your Name, O Lord, Endures Forever 135   Praise the LORD!  Praise the name of the LORD,    give praise, O servants of the LORD,2   who stand in the house of the LORD,    in the courts of the house of our God!3   Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good;    sing to his name, for it is pleasant!14   For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself,    Israel as his own possession. 5   For I know that the LORD is great,    and that our Lord is above all gods.6   Whatever the LORD pleases, he does,    in heaven and on earth,    in the seas and all deeps.7   He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth,    who makes lightnings for the rain    and brings forth the wind from his storehouses. 8   He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,    both of man and of beast;9   who in your midst, O Egypt,    sent signs and wonders    against Pharaoh and all his servants;10   who struck down many nations    and killed mighty kings,11   Sihon, king of the Amorites,    and Og, king of Bashan,    and all the kingdoms of Canaan,12   and gave their land as a heritage,    a heritage to his people Israel. 13   Your name, O LORD, endures forever,    your renown,2 O LORD, throughout all ages.14   For the LORD will vindicate his people    and have compassion on his servants. 15   The idols of the nations are silver and gold,    the work of human hands.16   They have mouths, but do not speak;    they have eyes, but do not see;17   they have ears, but do not hear,    nor is there any breath in their mouths.18   Those who make them become like them,    so do all who trust in them. 19   O house of Israel, bless the LORD!    O house of Aaron, bless the LORD!20   O house of Levi, bless the LORD!    You who fear the LORD, bless the LORD!21   Blessed be the LORD from Zion,    he who dwells in Jerusalem!  Praise the LORD! Footnotes [1] 135:3 Or for he is beautiful [2] 135:13 Or remembrance (ESV) Old Testament: Zephaniah 3:1–13 Zephaniah 3:1–13 (Listen) Judgment on Jerusalem and the Nations 3   Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled,    the oppressing city!2   She listens to no voice;    she accepts no correction.  She does not trust in the LORD;    she does not draw near to her God. 3   Her officials within her    are roaring lions;  her judges are evening wolves    that leave nothing till the morning.4   Her prophets are fickle, treacherous men;  her priests profane what is holy;    they do violence to the law.5   The LORD within her is righteous;    he does no injustice;  every morning he shows forth his justice;    each dawn he does not fail;    but the unjust knows no shame. 6   “I have cut off nations;    their battlements are in ruins;  I have laid waste their streets    so that no one walks in them;  their cities have been made desolate,    without a man, without an inhabitant.7   I said, ‘Surely you will fear me;    you will accept correction.  Then your1 dwelling would not be cut off    according to all that I have appointed against you.'2  But all the more they were eager    to make all their deeds corrupt. 8   “Therefore wait for me,” declares the LORD,    “for the day when I rise up to seize the prey.  For my decision is to gather nations,    to assemble kingdoms,  to pour out upon them my indignation,    all my burning anger;  for in the fire of my jealousy    all the earth shall be consumed. The Conversion of the Nations 9   “For at that time I will change the speech of the peoples    to a pure speech,  that all of them may call upon the name of the LORD    and serve him with one accord.10   From beyond the rivers of Cush    my worshipers, the daughter of my dispersed ones,    shall bring my offering. 11   “On that day you shall not be put to shame    because of the deeds by which you have rebelled against me;  for then I will remove from your midst    your proudly exultant ones,  and you shall no longer be haughty    in my holy mountain.12   But I will leave in your midst    a people humble and lowly.  They shall seek refuge in the name of the LORD,13     those who are left in Israel;  they shall do no injustice    and speak no lies,  nor shall there be found in their mouth    a deceitful tongue.  For they shall graze and lie down,    and none shall make them afraid.” Footnotes [1] 3:7 Hebrew her [2] 3:7 Hebrew her (ESV) New Testament: 1 Peter 2:11–25 1 Peter 2:11–25 (Listen) 11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. Submission to Authority 13 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution,1 whether it be to the emperor2 as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants3 of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. 18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. Footnotes [1] 2:13 Or every institution ordained for people [2] 2:13 Or king; also verse 17 [3] 2:16 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface (ESV) Gospel: Matthew 20:1–16 Matthew 20:1–16 (Listen) Laborers in the Vineyard 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius1 a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and to them he said, ‘You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.' 5 So they went. Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?' 7 They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.' 8 And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.' 9 And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius. 10 Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius. 11 And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house, 12 saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.' 13 But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this last worker as I give to you. 15 Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?'2 16 So the last will be first, and the first last.” Footnotes [1] 20:2 A denarius was a day's wage for a laborer [2] 20:15 Or is your eye bad because I am good? (ESV)

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
November 25: 1 Chronicles 21; 1 Peter 2; Jonah 4; Luke 9

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 18:04


With family: 1 Chronicles 21; 1 Peter 2 1 Chronicles 21 (Listen) David's Census Brings Pestilence 21 Then Satan stood against Israel and incited David to number Israel. 2 So David said to Joab and the commanders of the army, “Go, number Israel, from Beersheba to Dan, and bring me a report, that I may know their number.” 3 But Joab said, “May the LORD add to his people a hundred times as many as they are! Are they not, my lord the king, all of them my lord's servants? Why then should my lord require this? Why should it be a cause of guilt for Israel?” 4 But the king's word prevailed against Joab. So Joab departed and went throughout all Israel and came back to Jerusalem. 5 And Joab gave the sum of the numbering of the people to David. In all Israel there were 1,100,000 men who drew the sword, and in Judah 470,000 who drew the sword. 6 But he did not include Levi and Benjamin in the numbering, for the king's command was abhorrent to Joab. 7 But God was displeased with this thing, and he struck Israel. 8 And David said to God, “I have sinned greatly in that I have done this thing. But now, please take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have acted very foolishly.” 9 And the LORD spoke to Gad, David's seer, saying, 10 “Go and say to David, ‘Thus says the LORD, Three things I offer you; choose one of them, that I may do it to you.'” 11 So Gad came to David and said to him, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Choose what you will: 12 either three years of famine, or three months of devastation by your foes while the sword of your enemies overtakes you, or else three days of the sword of the LORD, pestilence on the land, with the angel of the LORD destroying throughout all the territory of Israel.' Now decide what answer I shall return to him who sent me.” 13 Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let me fall into the hand of the LORD, for his mercy is very great, but do not let me fall into the hand of man.” 14 So the LORD sent a pestilence on Israel, and 70,000 men of Israel fell. 15 And God sent the angel to Jerusalem to destroy it, but as he was about to destroy it, the LORD saw, and he relented from the calamity. And he said to the angel who was working destruction, “It is enough; now stay your hand.” And the angel of the LORD was standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. 16 And David lifted his eyes and saw the angel of the LORD standing between earth and heaven, and in his hand a drawn sword stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces. 17 And David said to God, “Was it not I who gave command to number the people? It is I who have sinned and done great evil. But these sheep, what have they done? Please let your hand, O LORD my God, be against me and against my father's house. But do not let the plague be on your people.” David Builds an Altar 18 Now the angel of the LORD had commanded Gad to say to David that David should go up and raise an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. 19 So David went up at Gad's word, which he had spoken in the name of the LORD. 20 Now Ornan was threshing wheat. He turned and saw the angel, and his four sons who were with him hid themselves. 21 As David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David and went out from the threshing floor and paid homage to David with his face to the ground. 22 And David said to Ornan, “Give me the site of the threshing floor that I may build on it an altar to the LORD—give it to me at its full price—that the plague may be averted from the people.” 23 Then Ornan said to David, “Take it, and let my lord the king do what seems good to him. See, I give the oxen for burnt offerings and the threshing sledges for the wood and the wheat for a grain offering; I give it all.” 24 But King David said to Ornan, “No, but I will buy them for the full price. I will not take for the LORD what is yours, nor offer burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” 25 So David paid Ornan 600 shekels1 of gold by weight for the site. 26 And David built there an altar to the LORD and presented burnt offerings and peace offerings and called on the LORD, and the LORD2 answered him with fire from heaven upon the altar of burnt offering. 27 Then the LORD commanded the angel, and he put his sword back into its sheath. 28 At that time, when David saw that the LORD had answered him at the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, he sacrificed there. 29 For the tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses had made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering were at that time in the high place at Gibeon, 30 but David could not go before it to inquire of God, for he was afraid of the sword of the angel of the LORD. Footnotes [1] 21:25 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams [2] 21:26 Hebrew he (ESV) 1 Peter 2 (Listen) A Living Stone and a Holy People 2 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. 4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture:   “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone,    a cornerstone chosen and precious,  and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” 7 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe,   “The stone that the builders rejected    has become the cornerstone,”1 8 and   “A stone of stumbling,    and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. Submission to Authority 13 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution,2 whether it be to the emperor3 as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants4 of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. 18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. Footnotes [1] 2:7 Greek the head of the corner [2] 2:13 Or every institution ordained for people [3] 2:13 Or king; also verse 17 [4] 2:16 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface (ESV) In private: Jonah 4; Luke 9 Jonah 4 (Listen) Jonah's Anger and the Lord's Compassion 4 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly,1 and he was angry. 2 And he prayed to the LORD and said, “O LORD, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster. 3 Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.” 4 And the LORD said, “Do you do well to be angry?” 5 Jonah went out of the city and sat to the east of the city and made a booth for himself there. He sat under it in the shade, till he should see what would become of the city. 6 Now the LORD God appointed a plant2 and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort.3 So Jonah was exceedingly glad because of the plant. 7 But when dawn came up the next day, God appointed a worm that attacked the plant, so that it withered. 8 When the sun rose, God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on the head of Jonah so that he was faint. And he asked that he might die and said, “It is better for me to die than to live.” 9 But God said to Jonah, “Do you do well to be angry for the plant?” And he said, “Yes, I do well to be angry, angry enough to die.” 10 And the LORD said, “You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night and perished in a night. 11 And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?” Footnotes [1] 4:1 Hebrew it was exceedingly evil to Jonah [2] 4:6 Hebrew qiqayon, probably the castor oil plant; also verses 7, 9, 10 [3] 4:6 Or his evil (ESV) Luke 9 (Listen) Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles 9 And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, 2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. 3 And he said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.1 4 And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. 5 And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.” 6 And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere. Herod Is Perplexed by Jesus 7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead, 8 by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the prophets of old had risen. 9 Herod said, “John I beheaded, but who is this about whom I hear such things?” And he sought to see him. Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand 10 On their return the apostles told him all that they had done. And he took them and withdrew apart to a town called Bethsaida. 11 When the crowds learned it, they followed him, and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing. 12 Now the day began to wear away, and the twelve came and said to him, “Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find lodging and get provisions, for we are here in a desolate place.” 13 But he said to them, “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish—unless we are to go and buy food for all these people.” 14 For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.” 15 And they did so, and had them all sit down. 16 And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing over them. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. 17 And they all ate and were satisfied. And what was left over was picked up, twelve baskets of broken pieces. Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ 18 Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 19 And they answered, “John the Baptist. But others say, Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen.” 20 Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.” Jesus Foretells His Death 21 And he strictly charged and commanded them to tell this to no one, 22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.” Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus 23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? 26 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.” The Transfiguration 28 Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white. 30 And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, 31 who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure,2 which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they became fully awake they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33 And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said. 34 As he was saying these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One;3 listen to him!” 36 And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen. Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit 37 On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him. 38 And behold, a man from the crowd cried out, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child. 39 And behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out. It convulses him so that he foams at the mouth, and shatters him, and will hardly leave him. 40 And I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not.” 41 Jesus answered, “O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here.” 42 While he was coming, the demon threw him to the ground and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father. 43 And all were astonished at the majesty of God. Jesus Again Foretells His Death But while they were all marveling at everything he was doing, Jesus4 said to his disciples, 44 “Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men.” 45 But they did not understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, so that they might not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying. Who Is the Greatest? 46 An argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest. 47 But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a child and put him by his side 48 and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For he who is least among you all is the one who is great.” Anyone Not Against Us Is For Us 49 John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.” 50 But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you is for you.” A Samaritan Village Rejects Jesus 51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make preparations for him. 53 But the people did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. 54 And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them?”5 55 But he turned and rebuked them.6 56 And they went on to another village. The Cost of Following Jesus 57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 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.” 59 To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 60 And Jesus7 said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61 Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” 62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” Footnotes [1] 9:3 Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin [2] 9:31 Greek exodus [3] 9:35 Some manuscripts my Beloved [4] 9:43 Greek he [5] 9:54 Some manuscripts add as Elijah did [6] 9:55 Some manuscripts add And he said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of; 56for the Son of Man came not to destroy people's lives but to save them” [7] 9:60 Greek he (ESV)

CHAD: A Fallout 76 Story
S2E10: Dark Hallowe'en Part 3 (with Ferret Baudoin and Andreas Somville)

CHAD: A Fallout 76 Story

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 90:34


The Soul Projector is active and every nightmare is bleeding out into Appalachia. As Simon joins Mr. Dark, one by one everyone is claimed by their greatest sins. As Chad discovers something terrible has happened back at the Rusty Pick, the Overseer will meet an old flame. The cast of CHAD: A Fallout 76 story proudly present the 90 minute part 3 finale of our epic tale, “Dark Hallowe'en”. Written by Kenneth Vigue. Mr. Dark and The Dust Witch inspired by Ray Bradbury's, "Something Wicked This Way Comes" Featuring an orchestral score by Emmy nominated composer Sunna Wehrmeijer Alexander Luthor ~ Chad Johnson Kenneth Vigue ~ Simon Rex, Evan SPECIAL GUEST: Andreas Somville ~ Mr. Dark SPECIAL GUEST: Ferret Baudoin ~ The Archivist Taylor Jinx Knight ~ Amata Hayes Clint Winberry ~ Moose Miller Christian Mower ~ Punch, Mr. Handy, Mothman Cultist Dave, Red Rocket Robot Jessica Marie Dickey ~ Patsy Parker, Mary Ann Belts Jessica Duval ~ Susie/Ella, Dust Witch, Betsy Brent Fairchild ~ Doc C. J. Martin Sophia Hauswirth ~ Becky Watts Fenwa Teryen ~ Charles Bishop Kevin Chenard ~ Mothman Cultist Fred, Mamma Murmurgh, Mr. Cooger, Gunner (Merc Shade) Dr. Mark Hauswirth ~ Slick Willy, Brian, Elder Will Holloway, Baldrick (Handy to the Archivist) Adam Silva ~ Recruit Richard Williams Christopher J. Morrow ~ Recruit David White Mary Kalopedes-Saunders ~ Overseer Joseph Picard ~ Albert Vince Ray Middelthon ~ Commander Connor Johns Lucy Middelthon ~ Lt. Kori Anders Robert Solomon ~ High Priest GUEST: Paul Anthony Slawinski ~ Grandson GUEST: Alex Midnight ~ SGT. Higgins GUEST: Holly Green ~ Editor In Chief Holly Green Email and business inquiries: fchad@fallout76podcast.com I hope to see you all in the Wasteland... CHAD: A Fallout 76 Story and its websites are not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by Bethesda Softworks LLC, ZeniMax Media Inc., Microsoft Corporation, or their affiliates or subsidiaries. All logos, designs, and product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. It does not reflect the views or opinions of either company or anyone officially involved in producing or managing Fallout 76. All other content on this site is copyright by the author, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Audio program ©2021 Kenneth Vigue - All Rights Reserved. No reproduction of this content is permitted without express written consent. This content is protected by Digital Millennium Copyright Act Services Ltd. © --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fallout76podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fallout76podcast/support

West Bridgewater Community Church
Elders (Titus 1:5-9)

West Bridgewater Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 44:14


Who leads the church? Paul tells Titus to appoint multiple elders in every church. Find out what elders are and who is qualified to lead the church. Brian Watson preached this sermon on October 31, 2021.

Ebenezer Podcast
1 Peter 2:23-25- Overseer of Our Souls

Ebenezer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 1:01


Redeemer Weekend Sermons
Mutual Submission in Christ

Redeemer Weekend Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 25:03


Mutual Submission in ChristNovember 7 2021 • Ephesians • Week 5Teacher: Dave Brown---Ephesians 5:21-23 NIVSubmit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body. "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." This is a profound mystery — but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.Ephesians 5:21 NIV Ephesians 5:22, 25 NLT"Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord... For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church."1. Husbands2. Wives3. The ChurchOur wives are the daughters of the most high King.To love our wives like Christ loved the church means to sacrifice ourselves in such a way that enables them to be everything that God created them to be.1 Peter 2:21-3:2 NIVTo this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. "He himself bore our sins" in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; "by his wounds you have been healed." For "you were like sheep going astray," but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.Wives, in the same way submit...A better example of marital submission is our submission to Christ's headship.In the context of marriage, submission is not about dominance. It's about love and respect.1. Headship2. Submission3. FreedomEphesians 1:22 NIV"And God placed all things under [Jesus'] feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way."When I submit to Christ as the head of the body, I can live into the absolute fullness of who God has created me to be.When a husband loves his wife like Christ loved the church, he enables her to live into the absolute fullness of who God has created her to be.

Sovereign Grace Bible Church of Ada, OK
The Goal of Pastoral Progress - Audio

Sovereign Grace Bible Church of Ada, OK

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 51:00


Sovereign Grace Bible Church of Ada, OK

ESV: Every Day in the Word
October 21: Jeremiah 2–3; 1 Peter 2:11–3:12; Psalm 104; Proverbs 26:13–14

ESV: Every Day in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 17:51


Old Testament: Jeremiah 2–3 Jeremiah 2–3 (Listen) Israel Forsakes the Lord 2 The word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 “Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem, Thus says the LORD,   “I remember the devotion of your youth,    your love as a bride,  how you followed me in the wilderness,    in a land not sown.3   Israel was holy to the LORD,    the firstfruits of his harvest.  All who ate of it incurred guilt;    disaster came upon them,      declares the LORD.” 4 Hear the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the clans of the house of Israel. 5 Thus says the LORD:   “What wrong did your fathers find in me    that they went far from me,  and went after worthlessness, and became worthless?6   They did not say, ‘Where is the LORD    who brought us up from the land of Egypt,  who led us in the wilderness,    in a land of deserts and pits,  in a land of drought and deep darkness,    in a land that none passes through,    where no man dwells?'7   And I brought you into a plentiful land    to enjoy its fruits and its good things.  But when you came in, you defiled my land    and made my heritage an abomination.8   The priests did not say, ‘Where is the LORD?'    Those who handle the law did not know me;  the shepherds1 transgressed against me;    the prophets prophesied by Baal    and went after things that do not profit. 9   “Therefore I still contend with you,      declares the LORD,    and with your children's children I will contend.10   For cross to the coasts of Cyprus and see,    or send to Kedar and examine with care;    see if there has been such a thing.11   Has a nation changed its gods,    even though they are no gods?  But my people have changed their glory    for that which does not profit.12   Be appalled, O heavens, at this;    be shocked, be utterly desolate,      declares the LORD,13   for my people have committed two evils:  they have forsaken me,    the fountain of living waters,  and hewed out cisterns for themselves,    broken cisterns that can hold no water. 14   “Is Israel a slave? Is he a homeborn servant?    Why then has he become a prey?15   The lions have roared against him;    they have roared loudly.  They have made his land a waste;    his cities are in ruins, without inhabitant.16   Moreover, the men of Memphis and Tahpanhes    have shaved2 the crown of your head.17   Have you not brought this upon yourself    by forsaking the LORD your God,    when he led you in the way?18   And now what do you gain by going to Egypt    to drink the waters of the Nile?  Or what do you gain by going to Assyria    to drink the waters of the Euphrates?319   Your evil will chastise you,    and your apostasy will reprove you.  Know and see that it is evil and bitter    for you to forsake the LORD your God;    the fear of me is not in you,      declares the Lord GOD of hosts. 20   “For long ago I broke your yoke    and burst your bonds;    but you said, ‘I will not serve.'  Yes, on every high hill    and under every green tree    you bowed down like a whore.21   Yet I planted you a choice vine,    wholly of pure seed.  How then have you turned degenerate    and become a wild vine?22   Though you wash yourself with lye    and use much soap,    the stain of your guilt is still before me,      declares the Lord GOD.23   How can you say, ‘I am not unclean,    I have not gone after the Baals'?  Look at your way in the valley;    know what you have done—  a restless young camel running here and there,24     a wild donkey used to the wilderness,  in her heat sniffing the wind!    Who can restrain her lust?  None who seek her need weary themselves;    in her month they will find her.25   Keep your feet from going unshod    and your throat from thirst.  But you said, ‘It is hopeless,    for I have loved foreigners,    and after them I will go.' 26   “As a thief is shamed when caught,    so the house of Israel shall be shamed:  they, their kings, their officials,    their priests, and their prophets,27   who say to a tree, ‘You are my father,'    and to a stone, ‘You gave me birth.'  For they have turned their back to me,    and not their face.  But in the time of their trouble they say,    ‘Arise and save us!'28   But where are your gods    that you made for yourself?  Let them arise, if they can save you,    in your time of trouble;  for as many as your cities    are your gods, O Judah. 29   “Why do you contend with me?    You have all transgressed against me,      declares the LORD.30   In vain have I struck your children;    they took no correction;  your own sword devoured your prophets    like a ravening lion.31   And you, O generation, behold the word of the LORD.  Have I been a wilderness to Israel,    or a land of thick darkness?  Why then do my people say, ‘We are free,    we will come no more to you'?32   Can a virgin forget her ornaments,    or a bride her attire?  Yet my people have forgotten me    days without number. 33   “How well you direct your course    to seek love!  So that even to wicked women    you have taught your ways.34   Also on your skirts is found    the lifeblood of the guiltless poor;  you did not find them breaking in.    Yet in spite of all these things35   you say, ‘I am innocent;    surely his anger has turned from me.'  Behold, I will bring you to judgment    for saying, ‘I have not sinned.'36   How much you go about,    changing your way!  You shall be put to shame by Egypt    as you were put to shame by Assyria.37   From it too you will come away    with your hands on your head,  for the LORD has rejected those in whom you trust,    and you will not prosper by them. 3   “If4 a man divorces his wife    and she goes from him  and becomes another man's wife,    will he return to her?  Would not that land be greatly polluted?  You have played the whore with many lovers;    and would you return to me?      declares the LORD.2   Lift up your eyes to the bare heights, and see!    Where have you not been ravished?  By the waysides you have sat awaiting lovers    like an Arab in the wilderness.  You have polluted the land    with your vile whoredom.3   Therefore the showers have been withheld,    and the spring rain has not come;  yet you have the forehead of a whore;    you refuse to be ashamed.4   Have you not just now called to me,    ‘My father, you are the friend of my youth—5   will he be angry forever,    will he be indignant to the end?'  Behold, you have spoken,    but you have done all the evil that you could.” Faithless Israel Called to Repentance 6 The LORD said to me in the days of King Josiah: “Have you seen what she did, that faithless one, Israel, how she went up on every high hill and under every green tree, and there played the whore? 7 And I thought, ‘After she has done all this she will return to me,' but she did not return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it. 8 She saw that for all the adulteries of that faithless one, Israel, I had sent her away with a decree of divorce. Yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but she too went and played the whore. 9 Because she took her whoredom lightly, she polluted the land, committing adultery with stone and tree. 10 Yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah did not return to me with her whole heart, but in pretense, declares the LORD.” 11 And the LORD said to me, “Faithless Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah. 12 Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say,   “‘Return, faithless Israel,      declares the LORD.  I will not look on you in anger,    for I am merciful,      declares the LORD;  I will not be angry forever.13   Only acknowledge your guilt,    that you rebelled against the LORD your God  and scattered your favors among foreigners under every green tree,    and that you have not obeyed my voice,      declares the LORD.14   Return, O faithless children,      declares the LORD;    for I am your master;  I will take you, one from a city and two from a family,    and I will bring you to Zion. 15 “‘And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. 16 And when you have multiplied and been fruitful in the land, in those days, declares the LORD, they shall no more say, “The ark of the covenant of the LORD.” It shall not come to mind or be remembered or missed; it shall not be made again. 17 At that time Jerusalem shall be called the throne of the LORD, and all nations shall gather to it, to the presence of the LORD in Jerusalem, and they shall no more stubbornly follow their own evil heart. 18 In those days the house of Judah shall join the house of Israel, and together they shall come from the land of the north to the land that I gave your fathers for a heritage. 19   “‘I said,    How I would set you among my sons,  and give you a pleasant land,    a heritage most beautiful of all nations.  And I thought you would call me, My Father,    and would not turn from following me.20   Surely, as a treacherous wife leaves her husband,    so have you been treacherous to me, O house of Israel,      declares the LORD.'” 21   A voice on the bare heights is heard,    the weeping and pleading of Israel's sons  because they have perverted their way;    they have forgotten the LORD their God.22   “Return, O faithless sons;    I will heal your faithlessness.”  “Behold, we come to you,    for you are the LORD our God.23   Truly the hills are a delusion,    the orgies5 on the mountains.  Truly in the LORD our God    is the salvation of Israel. 24 “But from our youth the shameful thing has devoured all for which our fathers labored, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters. 25 Let us lie down in our shame, and let our dishonor cover us. For we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even to this day, and we have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.” Footnotes [1] 2:8 Or rulers [2] 2:16 Hebrew grazed [3] 2:18 Hebrew the River [4] 3:1 Septuagint, Syriac; Hebrew Saying, “If [5] 3:23 Hebrew commotion (ESV) New Testament: 1 Peter 2:11–3:12 1 Peter 2:11–3:12 (Listen) 11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. Submission to Authority 13 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution,1 whether it be to the emperor2 as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants3 of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. 18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. Wives and Husbands 3 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 3 Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. 5 For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening. 7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you4 of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. Suffering for Righteousness' Sake 8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 For   “Whoever desires to love life    and see good days,  let him keep his tongue from evil    and his lips from speaking deceit;11   let him turn away from evil and do good;    let him seek peace and pursue it.12   For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,    and his ears are open to their pra

Calvary Chapel of Milwaukee
1 Peter Chapter 2

Calvary Chapel of Milwaukee

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 75:38


Pastor Lowell Nelson teaches on 1 Peter Chapter 2 on 10/6/2021 for our Wednesday Bible Study. 1 Peter 2 A Living Stone and a Holy People 1 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation - 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. 4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture: "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame." 7 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone," 8 and "A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense." They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. Submission to Authority 13 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. 18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

The Country
Dr Doug Edmeades on regenerative agriculture and Overseer

The Country

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 5:23


The Hamilton-based soil scientist is no fan of regenerative agriculture ... but what does he think of Overseer?

Jeremy Dawson Sermons
21. Time Out with God (Daring Faith)

Jeremy Dawson Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 8:04


A Living Stone and a Holy People So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. 4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” 7 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” 8 and “A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. Submission to Authority 13 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. 18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Soul Medicine
(552) 1 Peter 2:23 - 25

Soul Medicine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 4:50


Live In Peace With God, Jesus Paid The Price So We Could! 1 Peter 2:23 - 25 23When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. 24“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 25For “you were like sheep going astray,” f but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

New Books in American Studies
Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb, "Race Unequals: Overseer Contracts, White Masculinities, and the Formation of Managerial Identity in the Plantation Economy" (Lexington, 2021)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 29:30


Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb is the author of Race Unequals: Overseer Contracts, White Masculinities, and the Formation of Managerial Identity in the Plantation Economy, published by Lexington Books in 2021. Race Unequals takes a look at the complex relationship between enslavers and overseers in order to explore the ways in which the “white South” was not a monolithic identity, but one in which white male identity was constantly created, contested, and compromised over. By examining contracts, public law, and plantation management, McMurtry-Chubb shows how the plantation not only created one of the nation's first class of managerial people, but how this system stymied upward mobility, created and controlled social boundaries, and furthered white supremacy. Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the University of Illinois Chicago Law School. Derek Litvak is a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland—College Park. His dissertation, "The Specter of Black Citizens: Race, Slavery, and Citizenship in the Early United States," examines how citizenship was used to both bolster the institution of slavery and exclude Black Americans from the body politic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

New Books Network
Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb, "Race Unequals: Overseer Contracts, White Masculinities, and the Formation of Managerial Identity in the Plantation Economy" (Lexington, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 29:30


Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb is the author of Race Unequals: Overseer Contracts, White Masculinities, and the Formation of Managerial Identity in the Plantation Economy, published by Lexington Books in 2021. Race Unequals takes a look at the complex relationship between enslavers and overseers in order to explore the ways in which the “white South” was not a monolithic identity, but one in which white male identity was constantly created, contested, and compromised over. By examining contracts, public law, and plantation management, McMurtry-Chubb shows how the plantation not only created one of the nation's first class of managerial people, but how this system stymied upward mobility, created and controlled social boundaries, and furthered white supremacy. Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the University of Illinois Chicago Law School. Derek Litvak is a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland—College Park. His dissertation, "The Specter of Black Citizens: Race, Slavery, and Citizenship in the Early United States," examines how citizenship was used to both bolster the institution of slavery and exclude Black Americans from the body politic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in History
Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb, "Race Unequals: Overseer Contracts, White Masculinities, and the Formation of Managerial Identity in the Plantation Economy" (Lexington, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 29:30


Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb is the author of Race Unequals: Overseer Contracts, White Masculinities, and the Formation of Managerial Identity in the Plantation Economy, published by Lexington Books in 2021. Race Unequals takes a look at the complex relationship between enslavers and overseers in order to explore the ways in which the “white South” was not a monolithic identity, but one in which white male identity was constantly created, contested, and compromised over. By examining contracts, public law, and plantation management, McMurtry-Chubb shows how the plantation not only created one of the nation's first class of managerial people, but how this system stymied upward mobility, created and controlled social boundaries, and furthered white supremacy. Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the University of Illinois Chicago Law School. Derek Litvak is a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland—College Park. His dissertation, "The Specter of Black Citizens: Race, Slavery, and Citizenship in the Early United States," examines how citizenship was used to both bolster the institution of slavery and exclude Black Americans from the body politic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in Law
Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb, "Race Unequals: Overseer Contracts, White Masculinities, and the Formation of Managerial Identity in the Plantation Economy" (Lexington, 2021)

New Books in Law

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 29:30


Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb is the author of Race Unequals: Overseer Contracts, White Masculinities, and the Formation of Managerial Identity in the Plantation Economy, published by Lexington Books in 2021. Race Unequals takes a look at the complex relationship between enslavers and overseers in order to explore the ways in which the “white South” was not a monolithic identity, but one in which white male identity was constantly created, contested, and compromised over. By examining contracts, public law, and plantation management, McMurtry-Chubb shows how the plantation not only created one of the nation's first class of managerial people, but how this system stymied upward mobility, created and controlled social boundaries, and furthered white supremacy. Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the University of Illinois Chicago Law School. Derek Litvak is a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland—College Park. His dissertation, "The Specter of Black Citizens: Race, Slavery, and Citizenship in the Early United States," examines how citizenship was used to both bolster the institution of slavery and exclude Black Americans from the body politic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/law

New Books in Gender Studies
Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb, "Race Unequals: Overseer Contracts, White Masculinities, and the Formation of Managerial Identity in the Plantation Economy" (Lexington, 2021)

New Books in Gender Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 29:30


Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb is the author of Race Unequals: Overseer Contracts, White Masculinities, and the Formation of Managerial Identity in the Plantation Economy, published by Lexington Books in 2021. Race Unequals takes a look at the complex relationship between enslavers and overseers in order to explore the ways in which the “white South” was not a monolithic identity, but one in which white male identity was constantly created, contested, and compromised over. By examining contracts, public law, and plantation management, McMurtry-Chubb shows how the plantation not only created one of the nation's first class of managerial people, but how this system stymied upward mobility, created and controlled social boundaries, and furthered white supremacy. Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the University of Illinois Chicago Law School. Derek Litvak is a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland—College Park. His dissertation, "The Specter of Black Citizens: Race, Slavery, and Citizenship in the Early United States," examines how citizenship was used to both bolster the institution of slavery and exclude Black Americans from the body politic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/gender-studies

Lake Forest Illinois
Lake Forest Library Plan Update and Jane Addams relationship with Lake Forest in Art Class With Arthur Miller

Lake Forest Illinois

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 19:34


Arthur Miller and Pete Jansons discuss the first Library Planning meeting. an orderly q/a was held Monday 8/30 with questions being placed in 3 "Buckets" 1) Cost 2) Process/Timing 3) Material/Methods How Much will it cost? How long will it hold up? and will there be an "Overseer" of the entire project for accountability We do not know where the original blueprints are for the Library? Jane Addams Notes: Her Birthday is coming up 9-6 Jane Addams had close ties to early LF College, her brother-in-law an early staffer, and nephew an 1893 alum. She recruited here regularly for “residents” at Hull House, and in founding a Hull House clone in Philadelphia drew on a notable LF Univ. then alumna to start it up and do as she had done in Chicago. Anna Freeman Davis, 1889, 1894 MA LFU. Etc. Also, her big backer with her uncle Hull's house was real estate tycoon-ess, Helen Culver. In 1900 Culver bought the land for and built the first Waukegan Rd. Estate, her house still on Ash Lawn, west off Waukegan a couple of blocks north of Deerpath. The house was designed by Pond & Pond, the architects at Hull House's campus—probably much funded by Miss culver. J. Ogden Armour started buying land south in 1904, and A. Watson Armour at Elawa Farm a decade later. Have an idea for a show or topic? pete@lakeforestpodcast.com Feel guilty for sopping up our content for free? ok be a Patreon supporter and get a "skoozie" --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lakeforestpodcast/message

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
August 23: Psalm 21; 1 Samuel 9–10:16; Lamentations 1; 1 Peter 2:11–3:12

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 17:11


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 21 Psalm 21 (Listen) The King Rejoices in the Lord's Strength To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 21   O LORD, in your strength the king rejoices,    and in your salvation how greatly he exults!2   You have given him his heart's desire    and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah3   For you meet him with rich blessings;    you set a crown of fine gold upon his head.4   He asked life of you; you gave it to him,    length of days forever and ever.5   His glory is great through your salvation;    splendor and majesty you bestow on him.6   For you make him most blessed forever;1    you make him glad with the joy of your presence.7   For the king trusts in the LORD,    and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved. 8   Your hand will find out all your enemies;    your right hand will find out those who hate you.9   You will make them as a blazing oven    when you appear.  The LORD will swallow them up in his wrath,    and fire will consume them.10   You will destroy their descendants from the earth,    and their offspring from among the children of man.11   Though they plan evil against you,    though they devise mischief, they will not succeed.12   For you will put them to flight;    you will aim at their faces with your bows. 13   Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength!    We will sing and praise your power. Footnotes [1] 21:6 Or make him a source of blessing forever (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 1 Samuel 9–10:16 1 Samuel 9–10:16 (Listen) Saul Chosen to Be King 9 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. From his shoulders upward he was taller than any of the people. 3 Now the donkeys of Kish, Saul's father, were lost. So Kish said to Saul his son, “Take one of the young men with you, and arise, go and look for the donkeys.” 4 And he passed through the hill country of Ephraim and passed through the land of Shalishah, but they did not find them. And they passed through the land of Shaalim, but they were not there. Then they passed through the land of Benjamin, but did not find them. 5 When they came to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant1 who was with him, “Come, let us go back, lest my father cease to care about the donkeys and become anxious about us.” 6 But he said to him, “Behold, there is a man of God in this city, and he is a man who is held in honor; all that he says comes true. So now let us go there. Perhaps he can tell us the way we should go.” 7 Then Saul said to his servant, “But if we go, what can we bring the man? For the bread in our sacks is gone, and there is no present to bring to the man of God. What do we have?” 8 The servant answered Saul again, “Here, I have with me a quarter of a shekel2 of silver, and I will give it to the man of God to tell us our way.” 9 (Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he said, “Come, let us go to the seer,” for today's “prophet” was formerly called a seer.) 10 And Saul said to his servant, “Well said; come, let us go.” So they went to the city where the man of God was. 11 As they went up the hill to the city, they met young women coming out to draw water and said to them, “Is the seer here?” 12 They answered, “He is; behold, he is just ahead of you. Hurry. He has come just now to the city, because the people have a sacrifice today on the high place. 13 As soon as you enter the city you will find him, before he goes up to the high place to eat. For the people will not eat till he comes, since he must bless the sacrifice; afterward those who are invited will eat. Now go up, for you will meet him immediately.” 14 So they went up to the city. As they were entering the city, they saw Samuel coming out toward them on his way up to the high place. 15 Now the day before Saul came, the LORD had revealed to Samuel: 16 “Tomorrow about this time I will send to you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be prince3 over my people Israel. He shall save my people from the hand of the Philistines. For I have seen4 my people, because their cry has come to me.” 17 When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD told him, “Here is the man of whom I spoke to you! He it is who shall restrain my people.” 18 Then Saul approached Samuel in the gate and said, “Tell me where is the house of the seer?” 19 Samuel answered Saul, “I am the seer. Go up before me to the high place, for today you shall eat with me, and in the morning I will let you go and will tell you all that is on your mind. 20 As for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, do not set your mind on them, for they have been found. And for whom is all that is desirable in Israel? Is it not for you and for all your father's house?” 21 Saul answered, “Am I not a Benjaminite, from the least of the tribes of Israel? And is not my clan the humblest of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin? Why then have you spoken to me in this way?” 22 Then Samuel took Saul and his young man and brought them into the hall and gave them a place at the head of those who had been invited, who were about thirty persons. 23 And Samuel said to the cook, “Bring the portion I gave you, of which I said to you, ‘Put it aside.'” 24 So the cook took up the leg and what was on it and set them before Saul. And Samuel said, “See, what was kept is set before you. Eat, because it was kept for you until the hour appointed, that you might eat with the guests.”5 So Saul ate with Samuel that day. 25 And when they came down from the high place into the city, a bed was spread for Saul on the roof, and he lay down to sleep.6 26 Then at the break of dawn7 Samuel called to Saul on the roof, “Up, that I may send you on your way.” So Saul arose, and both he and Samuel went out into the street. 27 As they were going down to the outskirts of the city, Samuel said to Saul, “Tell the servant to pass on before us, and when he has passed on, stop here yourself for a while, that I may make known to you the word of God.” Saul Anointed King 10 Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head and kissed him and said, “Has not the LORD anointed you to be prince8 over his people Israel? And you shall reign over the people of the LORD and you will save them from the hand of their surrounding enemies. And this shall be the sign to you that the LORD has anointed you to be prince9 over his heritage. 2 When you depart from me today, you will meet two men by Rachel's tomb in the territory of Benjamin at Zelzah, and they will say to you, ‘The donkeys that you went to seek are found, and now your father has ceased to care about the donkeys and is anxious about you, saying, “What shall I do about my son?”' 3 Then you shall go on from there farther and come to the oak of Tabor. Three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you there, one carrying three young goats, another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a skin of wine. 4 And they will greet you and give you two loaves of bread, which you shall accept from their hand. 5 After that you shall come to Gibeath-elohim,10 where there is a garrison of the Philistines. And there, as soon as you come to the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and lyre before them, prophesying. 6 Then the Spirit of the LORD will rush upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. 7 Now when these signs meet you, do what your hand finds to do, for God is with you. 8 Then go down before me to Gilgal. And behold, I am coming down to you to offer burnt offerings and to sacrifice peace offerings. Seven days you shall wait, until I come to you and show you what you shall do.” 9 When he turned his back to leave Samuel, God gave him another heart. And all these signs came to pass that day. 10 When they came to Gibeah,11 behold, a group of prophets met him, and the Spirit of God rushed upon him, and he prophesied among them. 11 And when all who knew him previously saw how he prophesied with the prophets, the people said to one another, “What has come over the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?” 12 And a man of the place answered, “And who is their father?” Therefore it became a proverb, “Is Saul also among the prophets?” 13 When he had finished prophesying, he came to the high place. 14 Saul's uncle said to him and to his servant, “Where did you go?” And he said, “To seek the donkeys. And when we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel.” 15 And Saul's uncle said, “Please tell me what Samuel said to you.” 16 And Saul said to his uncle, “He told us plainly that the donkeys had been found.” But about the matter of the kingdom, of which Samuel had spoken, he did not tell him anything. Footnotes [1] 9:5 Hebrew young man; also verses 7, 8, 10, 27 [2] 9:8 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams [3] 9:16 Or leader [4] 9:16 Septuagint adds the affliction of [5] 9:24 Hebrew appointed, saying, ‘I have invited the people' [6] 9:25 Septuagint; Hebrew city, he spoke with Saul on the roof [7] 9:26 Septuagint; Hebrew And they arose early, and at the break of dawn [8] 10:1 Or leader [9] 10:1 Septuagint; Hebrew lacks over his people Israel? And you shall. . . . to be prince [10] 10:5 Gibeath-elohim means the hill of God [11] 10:10 Gibeah means the hill (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Lamentations 1 Lamentations 1 (Listen) How Lonely Sits the City 1   How lonely sits the city    that was full of people!  How like a widow has she become,    she who was great among the nations!  She who was a princess among the provinces    has become a slave. 2   She weeps bitterly in the night,    with tears on her cheeks;  among all her lovers    she has none to comfort her;  all her friends have dealt treacherously with her;    they have become her enemies. 3   Judah has gone into exile because of affliction1    and hard servitude;  she dwells now among the nations,    but finds no resting place;  her pursuers have all overtaken her    in the midst of her distress.2 4   The roads to Zion mourn,    for none come to the festival;  all her gates are desolate;    her priests groan;  her virgins have been afflicted,3    and she herself suffers bitterly. 5   Her foes have become the head;    her enemies prosper,  because the LORD has afflicted her    for the multitude of her transgressions;  her children have gone away,    captives before the foe. 6   From the daughter of Zion    all her majesty has departed.  Her princes have become like deer    that find no pasture;  they fled without strength    before the pursuer. 7   Jerusalem remembers    in the days of her affliction and wandering  all the precious things    that were hers from days of old.  When her people fell into the hand of the foe,    and there was none to help her,  her foes gloated over her;    they mocked at her downfall. 8   Jerusalem sinned grievously;    therefore she became filthy;  all who honored her despise her,    for they have seen her nakedness;  she herself groans    and turns her face away. 9   Her uncleanness was in her skirts;    she took no thought of her future;4  therefore her fall is terrible;    she has no comforter.  “O LORD, behold my affliction,    for the enemy has triumphed!” 10   The enemy has stretched out his hands    over all her precious things;  for she has seen the nations    enter her sanctuary,  those whom you forbade    to enter your congregation. 11   All her people groan    as they search for bread;  they trade their treasures for food    to revive their strength.  “Look, O LORD, and see,    for I am despised.” 12   “Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?    Look and see  if there is any sorrow like my sorrow,    which was brought upon me,  which the LORD inflicted    on the day of his fierce anger. 13   “From on high he sent fire;    into my bones5 he made it descend;  he spread a net for my feet;    he turned me back;  he has left me stunned,    faint all the day long. 14   “My transgressions were bound6 into a yoke;    by his hand they were fastened together;  they were set upon my neck;    he caused my strength to fail;  the Lord gave me into the hands    of those whom I cannot withstand. 15   “The Lord rejected    all my mighty men in my midst;  he summoned an assembly against me    to crush my young men;  the Lord has trodden as in a winepress    the virgin daughter of Judah. 16   “For these things I weep;    my eyes flow with tears;  for a comforter is far from me,    one to revive my spirit;  my children are desolate,    for the enemy has prevailed.” 17   Zion stretches out her hands,    but there is none to comfort her;  the LORD has commanded against Jacob    that his neighbors should be his foes;  Jerusalem has become    a filthy thing among them. 18   “The LORD is in the right,    for I have rebelled against his word;  but hear, all you peoples,    and see my suffering;  my young women and my young men    have gone into captivity. 19   “I called to my lovers,    but they deceived me;  my priests and elders    perished in the city,  while they sought food    to revive their strength. 20   “Look, O LORD, for I am in distress;    my stomach churns;  my heart is wrung within me,    because I have been very rebellious.  In the street the sword bereaves;    in the house it is like death. 21   “They heard7 my groaning,    yet there is no one to comfort me.  All my enemies have heard of my trouble;    they are glad that you have done it.  You have brought8 the day you announced;    now let them be as I am. 22   “Let all their evildoing come before you,    and deal with them  as you have dealt with me    because of all my transgressions;  for my groans are many,    and my heart is faint.” Footnotes [1] 1:3 Or under affliction [2] 1:3 Or in the narrow passes [3] 1:4 Septuagint, Old Latin dragged away [4] 1:9 Or end [5] 1:13 Septuagint; Hebrew bones and [6] 1:14 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [7] 1:21 Septuagint, Syriac Hear [8] 1:21 Syriac Bring (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: 1 Peter 2:11–3:12 1 Peter 2:11–3:12 (Listen) 11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. Submission to Authority 13 Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution,

Dr. Barbara's Whole Life Podcast
On Being a Powerful Woman with Hayley Braun (144)

Dr. Barbara's Whole Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 32:43


Powerful women around the world unite! Today we are joined by Hayley Braun, an Overseer of the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry Online. Hayley is here today talking about what it means to be a powerful woman in ministry and beyond. Stepping into becoming a woman of strength is all about being evenly yoked. Offerings: Hearts Returning Home Wholeness Rising: Every Woman's Wholeness Handbook  

The History of Egypt Podcast
149: The King's Men

The History of Egypt Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 50:23


Maya, Ay, Horemheb, and others. The men who served King Tut'ankhamun were unusually prominent and powerful. The Overseer of the Treasury (Maya), the Supreme General (Horemheb) and the highest courtier (Ay) may have divided power among themselves. Why were they so powerful? The youth of Tut'ankhamun, and developments in royal power since the reign of Akhenaten, may have weakened the authority or influence of the individual ruler. This was the next phase in an ongoing trend, as the power of the pharaohs evolved over time...Epilogue: We meet the King's servants, including his personal scribe (Iny); his personal driver (Per-aa-neheh); and the chief manager of the palaces (Ipy).Episode details:Date: c. 1334 BCE.King: Neb-kheperu-Ra Tut-ankh-Amun.Logo: Statue of Horemheb, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.Music by Keith Zizza https://www.keithzizza.net/.Music by Ancient Lyric http://www.bettinajoydeguzman.com/.Sound interludes by Luke Chaos https://twitter.com/Luke_Chaos.Audio mixing/editing by Vincent Cavanagh.Hear additional music on my Spotify Playlist.Support the Show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast.Website www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com.Facebook www.facebook.com/egyptpodcast.Twitter www.twitter.com/egyptianpodcast.See other shows from the Agora Podcast Network.The History of Egypt Podcast endorses RA EGYPTIAN, the clean, natural skincare line with products derived from ancient Egyptian sources. Use the checkout code EGYPT to enjoy 30% off your order. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Walking Through The Word - Daily Podcast Commentary

August 4, 2021 Jer. 31:27-32:5; Ps. 87:4-7; Prov. 20:20-21; I Tim. 3:1-5

RE: CHURCH
Tech for Pastors (Part 2): Being the Most Effective Overseer You Can Be

RE: CHURCH

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021


Growing Thru Grace - Daily Radio Broadcast
The Parental Heart of an Overseer (Part 2)

Growing Thru Grace - Daily Radio Broadcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 26:00


Growing Thru Grace - Daily Radio Broadcast
The Parental Heart of an Overseer (Part 2)

Growing Thru Grace - Daily Radio Broadcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 26:00


Growing Thru Grace - Daily Radio Broadcast
The Parental Heart of an Overseer (Part 1)

Growing Thru Grace - Daily Radio Broadcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 26:00


Growing Thru Grace - Daily Radio Broadcast
The Parental Heart of an Overseer (Part 1)

Growing Thru Grace - Daily Radio Broadcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 26:00


Abundant Life Sermons
First Peter, Part 2: Foreigner — Being a Contagious Christian

Abundant Life Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 49:01


Being a Contagious Christian - 1 Peter 2:18-251 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”1 Peter 2:11, “Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul.”What makes the Church relevant is that we are different. When we quit being different, we cease being relevant. The Scripture calls us “foreigners” and “strangers”—we are in the world but not of the world.1 Peter 2:12, “having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.”Contagious Christianity is when people might hate what we say, they still love what they see. It's having the right “position” with the right “disposition.”Contagious Christianity is found in humility and submission in an age of “rights” and rebellion. Peter specifically says we are to be different in our attitude toward civil authority and workplace authority. (See 1 Peter 2:13-14, 18-20)1 Peter 2:18-20, Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God.Your vocation is your place of mission; it might also be a place of persecution.Christ suffered, and as Christians, we are called to suffer like Christ. 1 Peter 2:21, “For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps.”1)   Be willing to suffer in innocence. 1 Peter 2:22, “Who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth.”2)  Be willing to suffer in silence. 1 Peter 2:23, “who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously.”Isaiah 53:7, He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth.3)  Be willing to suffer for others. 1 Peter 2:24-25, “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.”You can bear the pain of others' sin because Jesus bore the pain of yours.