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Building Strong Homes podcast
Uncovering Your Purpose: How Melissa Roberts Found Her Calling to Serve Others

Building Strong Homes podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2023 67:23


If you're feeling frustrated and discouraged because your efforts to serve others are not producing the desired result, then you are not alone! Perhaps you have been tirelessly volunteering your time, but still witnessing little impact. Maybe you have been pouring your heart into a cause, only to face constant setbacks and obstacles. Whatever the case may be, know that many others have experienced this same pain, and there is hope for a breakthrough in your journey of serving others. Melissa Roberts is an incredible woman who has devoted her life to uplifting and nurturing others. As the founder and CEO of Rahab's Women and Children Home in Griffin, Georgia, Melissa exudes compassion and a deep desire to create a better world. She is a dedicated wife, a loving mother of six children, and a strong advocate for the importance of good family values. Through her determination and sheer will, Melissa has implemented a twelve-month program for homeless mothers, equipping them with essential life skills. Her uncompromised dedication to instilling biblical principles and creating solid foundations for these families is truly inspirational. **Since we recorded this episode Melissa has encountered an issue. They were set up by a nonprofit CEO to lease a house from him and things were going well. Then he passed away and God told Melissa it was time to find another home. Little did she know that only weeks later the new CEO would be asking them to leave so she could live in the home. She believes it is a God mission for his family to come together and help relocate the five families that live in Rahab's. When she learned they had to move, she told God what she wanted, and He's is doing it!  They immediately contacted a realtor friend in the area and two weeks later, a property surfaced that he thought would be perfect for us, and it is. It's almost 5 acres, with two houses on the property that will house their families. But the houses need some work and Melissa is working on getting supplies and things donated and volunteer labor to get it ready. So, they need financial help. Their move in cost is $4400 and, so they won't have to deplete their account, they need to raise that amount plus moving cost and repairs in the home in order to make these homes into what they need for their Rahab families. If you feel led to give, would you please go to RahabsHouse.org to donate. You will be investing in women who are willing to work hard and want to create a better life for themselves and their families.** Every individual, no matter their background or circumstances, deserves a life of abundance. We want to help shift their mindset and help them see themselves how God sees them, so they can create a sustainable lifestyle and bless the next generation. - Melissa Roberts Go to carolroper.org for show notes

Common Prayer Daily
Monday - Proper 21

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2023 17:28


Support Common Prayer Daily @ PatreonVisit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com_______________Opening Words:“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”Psalm 19:14 (ESV) Confession:Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen. Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen. The InvitatoryLord, open our lips.And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Venite (Psalm 95:1-7)Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: Come let us adore him. Come, let us sing to the Lord; * let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving * and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God, * and a great King above all gods.In his hand are the caverns of the earth, * and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, * and his hands have molded the dry land.Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, * and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. *Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice! Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: Come let us adore him. The PsalterPsalm 89Part IMisericordias Domini1Your love, O Lord, for ever will I sing; *from age to age my mouth will proclaim your faithfulness.2For I am persuaded that your love is established for ever; *you have set your faithfulness firmly in the heavens.3“I have made a covenant with my chosen one; *I have sworn an oath to David my servant:4‘I will establish your line for ever, *and preserve your throne for all generations.' ”5The heavens bear witness to your wonders, O Lord, *and to your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones;6For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord? *who is like the Lord among the gods?7God is much to be feared in the council of the holy ones, *great and terrible to all those round about him.8Who is like you, Lord God of hosts? *O mighty Lord, your faithfulness is all around you.9You rule the raging of the sea *and still the surging of its waves.10You have crushed Rahab of the deep with a deadly wound; *you have scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.11Yours are the heavens; the earth also is yours; *you laid the foundations of the world and all that is in it.12You have made the north and the south; *Tabor and Hermon rejoice in your Name.13You have a mighty arm; *strong is your hand and high is your right hand.14Righteousness and justice are the foundations of your throne; *love and truth go before your face.15Happy are the people who know the festal shout! *they walk, O Lord, in the light of your presence.16They rejoice daily in your Name; *they are jubilant in your righteousness.17For you are the glory of their strength, *and by your favor our might is exalted.18Truly, the Lord is our ruler; *the Holy One of Israel is our King. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Lessons2 Kings 17:24-41English Standard Version24 And the king of Assyria brought people from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the people of Israel. And they took possession of Samaria and lived in its cities. 25 And at the beginning of their dwelling there, they did not fear the Lord. Therefore the Lord sent lions among them, which killed some of them. 26 So the king of Assyria was told, “The nations that you have carried away and placed in the cities of Samaria do not know the law of the god of the land. Therefore he has sent lions among them, and behold, they are killing them, because they do not know the law of the god of the land.” 27 Then the king of Assyria commanded, “Send there one of the priests whom you carried away from there, and let him go and dwell there and teach them the law of the god of the land.” 28 So one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and lived in Bethel and taught them how they should fear the Lord.29 But every nation still made gods of its own and put them in the shrines of the high places that the Samaritans had made, every nation in the cities in which they lived. 30 The men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, the men of Cuth made Nergal, the men of Hamath made Ashima, 31 and the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim. 32 They also feared the Lord and appointed from among themselves all sorts of people as priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the shrines of the high places. 33 So they feared the Lord but also served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.34 To this day they do according to the former manner. They do not fear the Lord, and they do not follow the statutes or the rules or the law or the commandment that the Lord commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel. 35 The Lord made a covenant with them and commanded them, “You shall not fear other gods or bow yourselves to them or serve them or sacrifice to them, 36 but you shall fear the Lord, who brought you out of the land of Egypt with great power and with an outstretched arm. You shall bow yourselves to him, and to him you shall sacrifice. 37 And the statutes and the rules and the law and the commandment that he wrote for you, you shall always be careful to do. You shall not fear other gods, 38 and you shall not forget the covenant that I have made with you. You shall not fear other gods, 39 but you shall fear the Lord your God, and he will deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.” 40 However, they would not listen, but they did according to their former manner.41 So these nations feared the Lord and also served their carved images. Their children did likewise, and their children's children—as their fathers did, so they do to this day.1 Corinthians 7:25-31English Standard Version25 Now concerning the betrothed, I have no command from the Lord, but I give my judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy. 26 I think that in view of the present distress it is good for a person to remain as he is. 27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife. 28 But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman marries, she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that. 29 This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none, 30 and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods, 31 and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away. The Word of the Lord.Thanks Be To God. Benedictus (The Song of Zechariah)Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; * he has come to his people and set them free.He has raised up for us a mighty savior, * born of the house of his servant David.Through his holy prophets he promised of old, that he would save us from our enemies, * from the hands of all who hate us. He promised to show mercy to our fathers * and to remember his holy covenant. This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham, * to set us free from the hands of our enemies, Free to worship him without fear, * holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, * for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way, To give his people knowledge of salvation * by the forgiveness of their sins.In the tender compassion of our God * the dawn from on high shall break upon us, To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, * and to guide our feet into the way of peace.Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. The SuffragesO Lord, show your mercy upon us;And grant us your salvation.O Lord, guide those who govern usAnd lead us in the way of justice and truth.Clothe your ministers with righteousnessAnd let your people sing with joy.O Lord, save your peopleAnd bless your inheritance.Give peace in our time, O LordAnd defend us by your mighty power.Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgottenNor the hope of the poor be taken away.Create in us clean hearts, O GodAnd take not your Holy Spirit from us. Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others. The CollectsProper 21O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Daily Collects:A Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Collect of Saint BasilO Christ God, Who art worshipped and glorified at every place and time; Who art long-suffering, most merciful and compassionate; Who lovest the righteous and art merciful to sinners; Who callest all to salvation with the promise of good things to come: receive, Lord, the prayers we now offer, and direct our lives in the way of Thy commandments. Sanctify our souls, cleanse our bodies, correct our thoughts, purify our minds and deliver us from all affliction, evil and illness. Surround us with Thy holy angels, that guarded and instructed by their forces, we may reach unity of faith and the understanding of Thine unapproachable glory: for blessed art Thou unto ages of ages. Amen. General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen. A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen. DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!Alleluia, Alleluia! BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen

Harvest: Greg Laurie Audio
From More Impossible to Effortless | Sunday Message

Harvest: Greg Laurie Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2023 42:23


Pastor Jonathan Laurie shows us what we can learn about God through Rahab's story. Notes: 1 Samuel 16:7 “…the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Joshua 2 / Joshua 6 Read: Joshua 2:1–15 This Is Only a Test. Joshua 2:1 Matthew 19:26 “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” An Unlikely Ally. Joshua 2:3–5 Joshua 2:10–11 A True God. Joshua 4:13–14 Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” John 1:29 “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” Romans 10:13 “For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” “Before the spies came, something must have happened in Rahab's heart so that she would be brought to faith in God as the supreme God of Heaven and Earth. She was a Canaanite. She was a Gentile, but she embraced the God of the scriptures.” —Pastor Chuck Swindoll Deliverance from Above. Joshua 6:23 Genealogy of Jesus. Matthew 1:5 An example of faith in action. James 2:25 Spiritual hall of fame (faith). Hebrews 11:30 It's not good people that get into Heaven; it's forgiven people! --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A New Beginning with Greg Laurie
From More Impossible to Effortless | Sunday Message

A New Beginning with Greg Laurie

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2023 42:23


Pastor Jonathan Laurie shows us what we can learn about God through Rahab's story. Notes: 1 Samuel 16:7 “…the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Joshua 2 / Joshua 6 Read: Joshua 2:1–15 This Is Only a Test. Joshua 2:1 Matthew 19:26 “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” An Unlikely Ally. Joshua 2:3–5 Joshua 2:10–11 A True God. Joshua 4:13–14 Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” John 1:29 “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” Romans 10:13 “For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” “Before the spies came, something must have happened in Rahab's heart so that she would be brought to faith in God as the supreme God of Heaven and Earth. She was a Canaanite. She was a Gentile, but she embraced the God of the scriptures.” —Pastor Chuck Swindoll Deliverance from Above. Joshua 6:23 Genealogy of Jesus. Matthew 1:5 An example of faith in action. James 2:25 Spiritual hall of fame (faith). Hebrews 11:30 It's not good people that get into Heaven; it's forgiven people! --- Learn more about Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries at harvest.org. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
September 30: Psalm 87; Psalm 90; Psalm 136; 2 Kings 11:1–20; 1 Corinthians 7:10–24; Matthew 6:19–24

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2023 12:09


Proper 20 First Psalm: Psalm 87; Psalm 90 Psalm 87 (Listen) Glorious Things of You Are Spoken A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. A Song. 87   On the holy mount stands the city he founded;2     the LORD loves the gates of Zion    more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.3   Glorious things of you are spoken,    O city of God. Selah 4   Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon;    behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush1—    “This one was born there,” they say.5   And of Zion it shall be said,    “This one and that one were born in her”;    for the Most High himself will establish her.6   The LORD records as he registers the peoples,    “This one was born there.” Selah 7   Singers and dancers alike say,    “All my springs are in you.” Footnotes [1] 87:4 Probably Nubia (ESV) Psalm 90 (Listen) Book Four From Everlasting to Everlasting A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. 90   Lord, you have been our dwelling place1    in all generations.2   Before the mountains were brought forth,    or ever you had formed the earth and the world,    from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 3   You return man to dust    and say, “Return, O children of man!”24   For a thousand years in your sight    are but as yesterday when it is past,    or as a watch in the night. 5   You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream,    like grass that is renewed in the morning:6   in the morning it flourishes and is renewed;    in the evening it fades and withers. 7   For we are brought to an end by your anger;    by your wrath we are dismayed.8   You have set our iniquities before you,    our secret sins in the light of your presence. 9   For all our days pass away under your wrath;    we bring our years to an end like a sigh.10   The years of our life are seventy,    or even by reason of strength eighty;  yet their span3 is but toil and trouble;    they are soon gone, and we fly away.11   Who considers the power of your anger,    and your wrath according to the fear of you? 12   So teach us to number our days    that we may get a heart of wisdom.13   Return, O LORD! How long?    Have pity on your servants!14   Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,    that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.15   Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,    and for as many years as we have seen evil.16   Let your work be shown to your servants,    and your glorious power to their children.17   Let the favor4 of the Lord our God be upon us,    and establish the work of our hands upon us;    yes, establish the work of our hands! Footnotes [1] 90:1 Some Hebrew manuscripts (compare Septuagint) our refuge [2] 90:3 Or of Adam [3] 90:10 Or pride [4] 90:17 Or beauty (ESV) Second 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,    for his steadfast love endures forever;14   and made Israel pass through the midst of it,    for his steadfast love endures forever;15   but overthrew1 Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea,    for his steadfast love endures forever;16   to him who led his people through the wilderness,    for his steadfast love endures forever; 17   to him who struck down great kings,    for his steadfast love endures forever;18   and killed mighty kings,    for his steadfast love endures forever;19   Sihon, king of the Amorites,    for his steadfast love endures forever;20   and Og, king of Bashan,    for his steadfast love endures forever;21   and gave their land as a heritage,    for his steadfast love endures forever;22   a heritage to Israel his servant,    for his steadfast love endures forever. 23   It is he who remembered us in our low estate,    for his steadfast love endures forever;24   and rescued us from our foes,    for his steadfast love endures forever;25   he who gives food to all flesh,    for his steadfast love endures forever. 26   Give thanks to the God of heaven,    for his steadfast love endures forever. Footnotes [1] 136:15 Hebrew shook off (ESV) Old Testament: 2 Kings 11:1–20 2 Kings 11:1–20 (Listen) Athaliah Reigns in Judah 11 Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal family. 2 But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah and stole him away from among the king's sons who were being put to death, and she put1 him and his nurse in a bedroom. Thus they2 hid him from Athaliah, so that he was not put to death. 3 And he remained with her six years, hidden in the house of the LORD, while Athaliah reigned over the land. Joash Anointed King in Judah 4 But in the seventh year Jehoiada sent and brought the captains of the Carites and of the guards, and had them come to him in the house of the LORD. And he made a covenant with them and put them under oath in the house of the LORD, and he showed them the king's son. 5 And he commanded them, “This is the thing that you shall do: one third of you, those who come off duty on the Sabbath and guard the king's house 6 (another third being at the gate Sur and a third at the gate behind the guards) shall guard the palace.3 7 And the two divisions of you, which come on duty in force on the Sabbath and guard the house of the LORD on behalf of the king, 8 shall surround the king, each with his weapons in his hand. And whoever approaches the ranks is to be put to death. Be with the king when he goes out and when he comes in.” 9 The captains did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded, and they each brought his men who were to go off duty on the Sabbath, with those who were to come on duty on the Sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest. 10 And the priest gave to the captains the spears and shields that had been King David's, which were in the house of the LORD. 11 And the guards stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, from the south side of the house to the north side of the house, around the altar and the house on behalf of the king. 12 Then he brought out the king's son and put the crown on him and gave him the testimony. And they proclaimed him king and anointed him, and they clapped their hands and said, “Long live the king!” 13 When Athaliah heard the noise of the guard and of the people, she went into the house of the LORD to the people. 14 And when she looked, there was the king standing by the pillar, according to the custom, and the captains and the trumpeters beside the king, and all the people of the land rejoicing and blowing trumpets. And Athaliah tore her clothes and cried, “Treason! Treason!” 15 Then Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains who were set over the army, “Bring her out between the ranks, and put to death with the sword anyone who follows her.” For the priest said, “Let her not be put to death in the house of the LORD.” 16 So they laid hands on her; and she went through the horses' entrance to the king's house, and there she was put to death. 17 And Jehoiada made a covenant between the LORD and the king and people, that they should be the LORD's people, and also between the king and the people. 18 Then all the people of the land went to the house of Baal and tore it down; his altars and his images they broke in pieces, and they killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. And the priest posted watchmen over the house of the LORD. 19 And he took the captains, the Carites, the guards, and all the people of the land, and they brought the king down from the house of the LORD, marching through the gate of the guards to the king's house. And he took his seat on the throne of the kings. 20 So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet after Athaliah had been put to death with the sword at the king's house. Footnotes [1] 11:2 Compare 2 Chronicles 22:11; Hebrew lacks and she put [2] 11:2 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate (compare 2 Chronicles 22:11) she [3] 11:6 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain (ESV) New Testament: 1 Corinthians 7:10–24 1 Corinthians 7:10–24 (Listen) 10 To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband 11 (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife. 12 To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her. 13 If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him. 14 For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. 15 But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you1 to peace. 16 For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife? Live as You Are Called 17 Only let each person lead the life2 that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches. 18 Was anyone at the time of his call already circumcised? Let him not seek to remove the marks of circumcision. Was anyone at the time of his call uncircumcised? Let him not seek circumcision. 19 For neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but keeping the commandments of God. 20 Each one should remain in the condition in which he was called. 21 Were you a bondservant3 when called? Do not be concerned about it. (But if you can gain your freedom, avail yourself of the opportunity.) 22 For he who was called in the Lord as a bondservant is a freedman of the Lord. Likewise he who was free when called is a bondservant of Christ. 23 You were bought with a price; do not become bondservants of men. 24 So, brothers,4 in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God. Footnotes [1] 7:15 Some manuscripts us [2] 7:17 Or each person walk in the way [3] 7:21 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; also verses 22 (twice), 23 [4] 7:24 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 29 (ESV) Gospel: Matthew 6:19–24 Matthew 6:19–24 (Listen) Lay Up Treasures in Heaven 19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust1 destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 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! 24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.2 Footnotes [1] 6:19 Or worm; also verse 20 [2] 6:24 Greek mammon, a Semitic word for money or possessions (ESV)

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 20:25

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2023 6:55


Tuesday, 26 September 2023   “And indeed, now I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, will see my face no more.  Acts 20:25   The word should be more precisely translated, “And now, behold, I have known that no more you will see my face – you all – among whom I passed through proclaiming the kingdom of God” (CG).   In the previous verse, Paul noted that he was doing his utmost to finish the race set before him. Therefore, he was unmoved by the thought of chains and tribulations. With that remembered, he next says, “And now, behold, I have known that no more you will see my face.”   The words “have known” are in the perfect tense. He came to realize this at some point in the past, and the feeling remained true at this point. Paul felt his work was done in this area. This is seen in Romans 15:23, 24 –   “But now no longer having a place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come to you, 24 whenever I journey to Spain, I shall come to you. For I hope to see you on my journey, and to be helped on my way there by you, if first I may enjoy your company for a while.”   Despite this, his words also seem to indicate a feeling that he would never be able to come to them again, maybe because of the prophecies mentioned in verse 20:23. The Lord used him in the area before allowing the trials that he was destined for.   However, he didn't know God's plans, and if the accepted dating of the pastoral epistles is correct, he did go to Asia again. This is noted in 2 Timothy 1:15 and 2 Timothy 4:13 & 20. This probably included time in Ephesus as well, but that is not positive.   That reference is seen in 1 Timothy 1:3, where he told Timothy to remain in Ephesus while he went into Macedonia. The meaning seems to be that he was in Ephesus and had Timothy stay behind when he left.   Further, he doesn't say that he won't see them but that they won't see him. This may be alluded to in 2 Timothy 1:15 –   “This you know, that all those in Asia have turned away from me, among whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.”   Therefore, Paul and Timothy may have gone to Ephesus and the people refused to greet Paul, so Paul said, “Ok, I'm out of here. See what you can do.”   And more, it could be that those he knew in the church had died or dispersed by the time of his return. Therefore, his next words cannot be considered a false prophecy when he says, “you all – among whom I passed through proclaiming the kingdom of God.”   Paul is speaking to a certain group of people, and we have no idea if he actually met up with this group again or not. Something similar may have happened in Ephesus as happened to a church John wrote to in his 3rd epistle –   “I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us. 10 Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church.” 3 John 1:9, 10   There may have been such drastic changes in the church structure that the people Paul is now speaking to may have been put out, or they may have allied with the doctrine of someone like Diotrephes. Despite the difficulty that is present on a cursory reading of his words, there is no reason to question the reliability of the Bible from this verse.   Life application: It is important to remember that not every statement recorded in the Bible is true, but that everything the Bible records is the truth concerning what occurred. In other words, there are people who lie in Scripture, such as Rahab when she lied to the king's men who came looking for the spies. That is recorded in the Bible, but it is not true what she said. However, what the Bible records is the truth of what occurred.   Paul really spoke to these men in Miletus. However, what he said may or may not have come about. This does not call into question the integrity of the Bible at all. He is not necessarily prophesying. The only claim made concerning the Holy Spirit's testifying is that chains and tribulations awaited him. That happened. The rest is Paul's passionate words about what he feels will transpire. And, as noted above, what he says here may actually have occurred. There is enough in Scripture to at least hint that it is so.   Therefore, if someone comes challenging your faith in the reliability of the word of God over a verse like this, don't despair. The Bible fully confirms what it says, and what it proclaims is accurate and reliable. Have faith in that. We have a sure word.   Lord God, help us in our times of doubt and weakness. Provide us with the assurances we need concerning Your word and how it affects our lives. We come to You in faith, so be with us and direct us all of our days. Amen.  

Greater Life Church
These Walls Will Fall - Video

Greater Life Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2023 38:20


The Bible describes Rahab as a woman of ill repute. She was not a woman living for God, so why did she help the two spies sent to scout out her city? Whether she served Him or not, she recognized the power of God. Rahab and the other citizens of Jericho knew about God's mighty works and were afraid. The two spics made a deal with Rahab in exchange for her helping them escape. This protection would extend to her family, but only if they stayed in the security at her home. As a sign of protection, they told her to hang a crimson cord out of her windows as a sign of the convent between them. Historians think the walls of Jericho may have been 40 feet tall and up to six feet thick. The walls stood between Israel and the promised land, but to Rahab, the walls stood between her and freedom with a new life. For both, those walls had to fall. Israel had a promise, but Rahab needed a breakthrough. God is in the business of keeping promises. Israel had a promise, and so did Rahab. She staked her and her whole family's future on that promise. When she hung that scarlet rope out her window, it was a sign of faith She upheld her end of the bargain, and God came through. Too long has the enemy kept us trapped behind a wall of shame and fear. We all know the story about Israel marching around the city for seven days. On the last day, they marched around seven times. On the last lap, Joshua told the people to let out a shout and declared that the city was given over to them, and the walls fell. Brother Nance comes tonight to remind us with a piece of scarlet rope that God has made a promise to us and keeps his promises. The walls that have kept us trapped or that have kept us from realizing a promise made long ago WILL fall.

Supersetyourlife.com Podcast
E186 - What Is Faith?

Supersetyourlife.com Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2023 17:14


TIME STAMPS:  00:58 What is FAITH? 01:44 “Faith is taking the first step, even when you can't see the staircase.” -Martin Luther King Jr. 02:33 Verse-by-verse reading of Hebrews CH11 HCSB. 08:35 RAHAB the PROSTITUTE'S FAITH. 09:02 Why FAITH includes ALL 3 ASPECTS of INTEGRITY. 12:42 GK4102 “pistis” - how FAITH is used in the NEW TESTAMENT. 13:24 Habakkuk 2:4 ** PLEASE NOTE I ACCIDENTALLY SAID “HEBREWS 2:4” and not “HABAKKUK 2:4” ** 14:23 Athlete Spotlight of the week: LEO DAWKINS @leopinkbeach shredding through the BAHAMAS!

Greater Life Church
These Walls Will Fall - Audio

Greater Life Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2023 38:20


The Bible describes Rahab as a woman of ill repute. She was not a woman living for God, so why did she help the two spies sent to scout out her city? Whether she served Him or not, she recognized the power of God. Rahab and the other citizens of Jericho knew about God's mighty works and were afraid. The two spics made a deal with Rahab in exchange for her helping them escape. This protection would extend to her family, but only if they stayed in the security at her home. As a sign of protection, they told her to hang a crimson cord out of her windows as a sign of the convent between them. Historians think the walls of Jericho may have been 40 feet tall and up to six feet thick. The walls stood between Israel and the promised land, but to Rahab, the walls stood between her and freedom with a new life. For both, those walls had to fall. Israel had a promise, but Rahab needed a breakthrough. God is in the business of keeping promises. Israel had a promise, and so did Rahab. She staked her and her whole family's future on that promise. When she hung that scarlet rope out her window, it was a sign of faith She upheld her end of the bargain, and God came through. Too long has the enemy kept us trapped behind a wall of shame and fear. We all know the story about Israel marching around the city for seven days. On the last day, they marched around seven times. On the last lap, Joshua told the people to let out a shout and declared that the city was given over to them, and the walls fell. Brother Nance comes tonight to remind us with a piece of scarlet rope that God has made a promise to us and keeps his promises. The walls that have kept us trapped or that have kept us from realizing a promise made long ago WILL fall.

AscensionJax
Restart: Rahab

AscensionJax

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2023 22:12


September 24, 2023

Good Call with Andrew Farley
Why Does James 2 Say "Justified by Works" Three Times?

Good Call with Andrew Farley

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2023 9:44


Throughout the New Testament, the Gospel is clearly announced. It declares that we are saved by faith and not by works. But did you know that James 2 seemingly contradicts this? That's right. Three times in a row, the apostle James writes the phrase “justified by works”:“Was not Abraham our father justified by works…?” (v 21)“Was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works…?” (v 25)“You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone” (v 24)I've literally seen some people sweep these under the rug, acting like they don't exist. I've seen others do mental gymnastics to say that James is talking about works after salvation. But clearly James is indeed referring to the kind of faith that saves a person.So, how do we resolve this seeming contradiction? Martin Luther went so far as to claim James should not be part of the Bible!Don't worry. I believe there is a simple answer, and it's perfectly consistent with us being justified by faith, not by good works. It has everything to do with James' definition of “works” in the passage. You see, James is NOT talking about a laundry list of good works. Instead, he's simply talking about a real response to the Gospel.When we open the door of our lives to Jesus (like Rahab opened the door!) or when we offer ourselves to God (like Abraham offered Isaac), then we are expressing living faith. This is exactly what Jesus meant when He said “the work of God is this: to believe in the One He has sent” (John 6:29).Living faith is what sets us apart from nonbelievers. Remember, James says even the demons could pass a theology test! But your response to Jesus at salvation was more than accepting theological facts. You actually opened the door of your life to Christ and offered yourself to God. Now that's living faith!In a recent call, I confronted head-on what “justified by works” means in James 2. Check out this clip and see how simple it is to resolve the “justified by works” dilemma when you recognize the living faith that saves!We hope you enjoyed this episode. Since we're a nonprofit organization, episodes like these are only made possible by friends like you. You can help us continue sharing God's message of grace with the world here: https://andrewfarley.org/donate/ Connect with Dr. Andrew Farley here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrAndrewFarley Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drandrewfarley Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrAndrewFarley TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drandrewfarley Website: https://www.andrewfarley.org/

Desert City Church
Get Ready to Cross the River - Rahab and The Spies

Desert City Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2023 29:08


Jared Doe, Lead Pastor "Get Ready to Cross the River" is a series through the book of Joshua. Desert City Church Phoenix, AZ

EverGrace Podcast
The Redemption of Rahab

EverGrace Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2023 32:22


The Redemption of Rahab by EverGrace

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio
Joshua 2: Rahab Helps the Israelite Spies

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2023 56:42


The Rev. John Shank, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Edwardsville, IL, joins the Rev. Dr. Phil Booe to study Joshua 2. Joshua sends two spies to secretly scout the city of Jericho. These spies find refuge in the home of Rahab, a Canaanite prostitute. Rahab's courageous decision to hide the Israelite spies and her declaration of faith in the God of Israel shine as key elements of this chapter. Her plea for protection and her willingness to cooperate with the spies results in an alliance between her and the Israelites. The Book of Joshua is a compelling account of the Israelites' conquest of Canaan under the leadership of Joshua. It narrates their journey from the crossing of the Jordan River to the triumphant capture of the Promised Land. Filled with military campaigns, divine guidance, and moments of faith and obedience, this book underscores the fulfillment of God's promises and the importance of unwavering commitment to their divine mission. It stands as a powerful testament to the faith, resilience, and unity of the Israelites as they claim the inheritance promised to them by God.

ESV: Chronological
September 18: Psalms 86–89

ESV: Chronological

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2023 10:33


Psalms 86–89 Psalms 86–89 (Listen) Great Is Your Steadfast Love A Prayer of David. 86   Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me,    for I am poor and needy.2   Preserve my life, for I am godly;    save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God.3   Be gracious to me, O Lord,    for to you do I cry all the day.4   Gladden the soul of your servant,    for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.5   For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,    abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.6   Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer;    listen to my plea for grace.7   In the day of my trouble I call upon you,    for you answer me. 8   There is none like you among the gods, O Lord,    nor are there any works like yours.9   All the nations you have made shall come    and worship before you, O Lord,    and shall glorify your name.10   For you are great and do wondrous things;    you alone are God.11   Teach me your way, O LORD,    that I may walk in your truth;    unite my heart to fear your name.12   I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,    and I will glorify your name forever.13   For great is your steadfast love toward me;    you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol. 14   O God, insolent men have risen up against me;    a band of ruthless men seeks my life,    and they do not set you before them.15   But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.16   Turn to me and be gracious to me;    give your strength to your servant,    and save the son of your maidservant.17   Show me a sign of your favor,    that those who hate me may see and be put to shame    because you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me. Glorious Things of You Are Spoken A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. A Song. 87   On the holy mount stands the city he founded;2     the LORD loves the gates of Zion    more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.3   Glorious things of you are spoken,    O city of God. Selah 4   Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon;    behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush1—    “This one was born there,” they say.5   And of Zion it shall be said,    “This one and that one were born in her”;    for the Most High himself will establish her.6   The LORD records as he registers the peoples,    “This one was born there.” Selah 7   Singers and dancers alike say,    “All my springs are in you.” I Cry Out Day and Night Before You A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil2 of Heman the Ezrahite. 88   O LORD, God of my salvation,    I cry out day and night before you.2   Let my prayer come before you;    incline your ear to my cry! 3   For my soul is full of troubles,    and my life draws near to Sheol.4   I am counted among those who go down to the pit;    I am a man who has no strength,5   like one set loose among the dead,    like the slain that lie in the grave,  like those whom you remember no more,    for they are cut off from your hand.6   You have put me in the depths of the pit,    in the regions dark and deep.7   Your wrath lies heavy upon me,    and you overwhelm me with all your waves. Selah 8   You have caused my companions to shun me;    you have made me a horror3 to them.  I am shut in so that I cannot escape;9     my eye grows dim through sorrow.  Every day I call upon you, O LORD;    I spread out my hands to you.10   Do you work wonders for the dead?    Do the departed rise up to praise you? Selah11   Is your steadfast love declared in the grave,    or your faithfulness in Abaddon?12   Are your wonders known in the darkness,    or your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? 13   But I, O LORD, cry to you;    in the morning my prayer comes before you.14   O LORD, why do you cast my soul away?    Why do you hide your face from me?15   Afflicted and close to death from my youth up,    I suffer your terrors; I am helpless.416   Your wrath has swept over me;    your dreadful assaults destroy me.17   They surround me like a flood all day long;    they close in on me together.18   You have caused my beloved and my friend to shun me;    my companions have become darkness.5 I Will Sing of the Steadfast Love of the Lord A Maskil6 of Ethan the Ezrahite. 89   I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD, forever;    with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.2   For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever;    in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.”3   You have said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one;    I have sworn to David my servant:4   ‘I will establish your offspring forever,    and build your throne for all generations.'” Selah 5   Let the heavens praise your wonders, O LORD,    your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones!6   For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD?    Who among the heavenly beings7 is like the LORD,7   a God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones,    and awesome above all who are around him?8   O LORD God of hosts,    who is mighty as you are, O LORD,    with your faithfulness all around you?9   You rule the raging of the sea;    when its waves rise, you still them.10   You crushed Rahab like a carcass;    you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.11   The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours;    the world and all that is in it, you have founded them.12   The north and the south, you have created them;    Tabor and Hermon joyously praise your name.13   You have a mighty arm;    strong is your hand, high your right hand.14   Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;    steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.15   Blessed are the people who know the festal shout,    who walk, O LORD, in the light of your face,16   who exult in your name all the day    and in your righteousness are exalted.17   For you are the glory of their strength;    by your favor our horn is exalted.18   For our shield belongs to the LORD,    our king to the Holy One of Israel. 19   Of old you spoke in a vision to your godly one,8 and said:    “I have granted help to one who is mighty;    I have exalted one chosen from the people.20   I have found David, my servant;    with my holy oil I have anointed him,21   so that my hand shall be established with him;    my arm also shall strengthen him.22   The enemy shall not outwit him;    the wicked shall not humble him.23   I will crush his foes before him    and strike down those who hate him.24   My faithfulness and my steadfast love shall be with him,    and in my name shall his horn be exalted.25   I will set his hand on the sea    and his right hand on the rivers.26   He shall cry to me, ‘You are my Father,    my God, and the Rock of my salvation.'27   And I will make him the firstborn,    the highest of the kings of the earth.28   My steadfast love I will keep for him forever,    and my covenant will stand firm9 for him.29   I will establish his offspring forever    and his throne as the days of the heavens.30   If his children forsake my law    and do not walk according to my rules,1031   if they violate my statutes    and do not keep my commandments,32   then I will punish their transgression with the rod    and their iniquity with stripes,33   but I will not remove from him my steadfast love    or be false to my faithfulness.34   I will not violate my covenant    or alter the word that went forth from my lips.35   Once for all I have sworn by my holiness;    I will not lie to David.36   His offspring shall endure forever,    his throne as long as the sun before me.37   Like the moon it shall be established forever,    a faithful witness in the skies.” Selah 38   But now you have cast off and rejected;    you are full of wrath against your anointed.39   You have renounced the covenant with your servant;    you have defiled his crown in the dust.40   You have breached all his walls;    you have laid his strongholds in ruins.41   All who pass by plunder him;    he has become the scorn of his neighbors.42   You have exalted the right hand of his foes;    you have made all his enemies rejoice.43   You have also turned back the edge of his sword,    and you have not made him stand in battle.44   You have made his splendor to cease    and cast his throne to the ground.45   You have cut short the days of his youth;    you have covered him with shame. Selah 46   How long, O LORD? Will you hide yourself forever?    How long will your wrath burn like fire?47   Remember how short my time is!    For what vanity you have created all the children of man!48   What man can live and never see death?    Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah 49   Lord, where is your steadfast love of old,    which by your faithfulness you swore to David?50   Remember, O Lord, how your servants are mocked,    and how I bear in my heart the insults11 of all the many nations,51   with which your enemies mock, O LORD,    with which they mock the footsteps of your anointed. 52   Blessed be the LORD forever!      Amen and Amen. Footnotes [1] 87:4 Probably Nubia [2] 88:1 Probably musical or liturgical terms [3] 88:8 Or an abomination [4] 88:15 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain [5] 88:18 Or darkness has become my only companion [6] 89:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [7] 89:6 Hebrew the sons of God, or the sons of might [8] 89:19 Some Hebrew manuscripts godly ones [9] 89:28 Or will remain faithful [10] 89:30 Or my just decrees [11] 89:50 Hebrew lacks the insults (ESV)

New City Church Podcast
Rahab And The Spies

New City Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2023 40:28


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Redeemer Weekend Sermons
Faith's Funeral | Faith IRL | Week 3

Redeemer Weekend Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2023 25:08


Faith's FuneralFaith IRL • September 17, 2023Teacher: Adam Barnett--James 1:22 NIVDo not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.James 2:14-17 NIVWhat good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.James 2:18-19 NIVBut someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.James 2:20 NIVYou foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless?James 2:20-24 NIVWas not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God's friend. You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.James 2:25 NIVIn the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction?James 2:26 NIVAs the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.James 2:14 NIVWhat good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?Craig Blomberg“The answer, throughout all the arguments and examples of 2:14-26, has been a resounding, ‘no.' faith that does not reveal itself in works – in a changed lifestyle that glorifies God and seeks his heart for the world – is dead, lifeless, workless, and worthless. In reality, it is not faith at all; it is only the shell or the corpse of faith.”Faith without works doesn't work!

Sylvan Way Baptist Church
Beauty & Brokenness - Rahab

Sylvan Way Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2023 50:00


Welcome to Sylvan Way and thanks for joining us as we worship Jesus! Beauty & Brokenness - Rahab - Joshua 2:1-15, Hebrews 11:31 Where we seek to Love God, Love Others, and Live on Mission. We are a church that strives to live fully for Jesus, while sharing His story with others. To learn more: sylvanway.com Send us your prayer requests & comments: sylvanway.com/connect To partner with us through giving: sylvanway.

Writingmomjeans
General Spending

Writingmomjeans

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2023 35:06


Welcome to the new and improved Rahab's House. This episode I talk about generational spending and repositioning your thoughts on what is investing into your wealth and what is throwing your seed away.

Judaism Demystified | A Guide for Todays Perplexed
Episode 77: Rabbi Michael Hattin "The Challenge of the Promised Land"

Judaism Demystified | A Guide for Todays Perplexed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2023 57:02


Rabbi Michael Hattin begins by unraveling the overarching theme of the Book of Joshua, a theme that underpins the entire narrative. He provides illuminating examples from the text, particularly focusing on the intriguing interplay between divine design and human initiative, offering a fresh perspective on this complex dynamic. We then delve into Joshua's decision to send spies into the Promised Land, a controversial decision given the previous misadventure of the spies in the Book of Numbers. Rabbi Hattin explains the rationale behind Joshua's choice, drawing comparisons and contrasts between the two missions. He reveals how these differences were instrumental in avoiding the pitfalls of the past and contemplates whether Rahab's involvement was part of the divine plan from the outset. Rahab the Harlot's story takes center stage in our discussion, as we explore the nuances of her character and her unexpected role in the unfolding drama. He examines the perception of Rahab's profession, or lack thereof, in the text and delves into the complexity of her transformation throughout the ordeal. Moving forward, we explore the encounter of the angel of the Lord with Joshua, drawing connections to similar occurrences in the Torah. Rabbi Hattin unravels the overarching lessons and messages that this angelic visitation might convey, not only to Joshua but to the entire Israelite community. We examine Israel's setback under Joshua's leadership in the incident involving Akhan's transgression. Lastly, we address the moral complexity surrounding the seemingly indiscriminate slaughter of the Canaanite inhabitants. Rabbi Hattin challenges the conventional explanation rooted in ancient rules of warfare, encouraging us to contemplate alternative perspectives and ethical considerations in the context of the Book of Joshua. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/judaismdemystified/support

Traditional Latin Mass Gospel Readings
Sep 8, 2023. Gospel: Matt 1:1-16. The Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary.

Traditional Latin Mass Gospel Readings

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2023 2:56


The genealogy of Christ: he is conceived and born of a virgin.  1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham:Liber generationis Jesu Christi filii David, filii Abraham.  2 Abraham begot Isaac. And Isaac begot Jacob. And Jacob begot Judas and his brethren.Abraham genuit Isaac. Isaac autem genuit Jacob. Jacob autem genuit Judam, et fratres ejus.  3 And Judas begot Phares and Zara of Thamar. And Phares begot Esron. And Esron begot Aram.Judas autem genuit Phares, et Zaram de Thamar. Phares autem genuit Esron. Esron autem genuit Aram.  4 And Aram begot Aminadab. And Aminadab begot Naasson. And Naasson begot Salmon.Aram autem genuit Aminadab. Aminadab autem genuit Naasson. Naasson autem genuit Salmon.  5 And Salmon begot Booz of Rahab. And Booz begot Obed of Ruth. And Obed begot Jesse.Salmon autem genuit Booz de Rahab. Booz autem genuit Obed ex Ruth. Obed autem genuit Jesse. Jesse autem genuit David regem.  6 And Jesse begot David the king. And David the king begot Solomon, of her that had been the wife of Urias.David autem rex genuit Salomonem ex ea quae fuit Uriae.  7 And Solomon begot Roboam. And Roboam begot Abia. And Abia begot Asa.Salomon autem genuit Roboam. Roboam autem genuit Abiam. Abias autem genuit Asa.  8 And Asa begot Josaphat. And Josaphat begot Joram. And Joram begot Ozias.Asa autem genuit Josophat. Josophat autem genuit Joram. Joram autem genuit Oziam.  9 And Ozias begot Joatham. And Joatham begot Achaz. And Achaz begot Ezechias.Ozias autem genuit Joatham. Joatham autem genuit Achaz. Achaz autem genuit Ezechiam.  10 And Ezechias begot Manasses. And Manasses begot Amon. And Amon begot Josias.Ezechias autem genuit Manassen. Manasses autem genuit Amon. Amon autem genuit Josiam.  11 And Josias begot Jechonias and his brethren in the transmigration of Babylon.Josias autem genuit Jechoniam, et fratres ejus in transmigratione Babylonis.  12 And after the transmigration of Babylon, Jechonias begot Salathiel. And Salathiel begot Zorobabel.Et post transmigrationem Babylonis : Jechonias genuit Salathiel. Salathiel autem genuit Zorobabel.  13 And Zorobabel begot Abiud. And Abiud begot Eliacim. And Eliacim begot Azor.Zorobabel autem genuit Abiud. Abiud autem genuit Eliacim. Eliacim autem genuit Azor.  14 And Azor begot Sadoc. And Sadoc begot Achim. And Achim begot Eliud.Azor autem genuit Sadoc. Sadoc autem genuit Achim. Achim autem genuit Eliud.  15 And Eliud begot Eleazar. And Eleazar begot Mathan. And Mathan begot Jacob.Eliud autem genuit Eleazar. Eleazar autem genuit Mathan. Mathan autem genuit Jacob.  16 And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.Jacob autem genuit Joseph virum Mariae, de qua natus est Jesus, qui vocatur Christus.

Algo del Evangelio - Padre Rodrigo Aguilar
Mateo 1, 1-16. 18-23 - Fiesta de la Natividad de la Virgen María

Algo del Evangelio - Padre Rodrigo Aguilar

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2023 10:02


+ Evangelio de nuestro Señor Jesucristo según san Mateo 1, 1-16. 18-23 Genealogía de Jesucristo, hijo de David, hijo de Abraham: Abraham fue padre de Isaac; Isaac, padre de Jacob; Jacob, padre de Judá y de sus hermanos. Judá fue padre de Fares y de Zará, y la madre de estos fue Tamar. Fares fue padre de Esrón; Esrón, padre de Arám; Arám, padre de Aminadab; Aminadab, padre de Naasón; Naasón, padre de Salmón. Salmón fue padre de Booz, y la madre de este fue Rahab. Booz fue padre de Obed, y la madre de este fue Rut. Obed fue padre de Jesé; Jesé, padre del rey David. David fue padre de Salomón, y la madre de este fue la que había sido mujer de Urías. Salomón fue padre de Roboám; Roboám, padre de Abías; Abías, padre de Asá; Asá, padre de Josafat; Josafat, padre de Jorám; Jorám, padre de Ozías. Ozías fue padre de Joatám; Joatám, padre de Acaz; Acaz, padre de Ezequías; Ezequías, padre de Manasés. Manasés fue padre de Amón; Amón padre de Josías; Josías, padre de Jeconías y de sus hermanos, durante el destierro en Babilonia. Después del destierro en Babilonia: Jeconías fue padre de Salatiel; Salatiel, padre de Zorobabel; Zorobabel, padre de Abiud; Abiud, padre de Eliacím; Eliacím, padre de Azor. Azor fue padre de Sadoc; Sadoc, padre de Aquím; Aquím, padre de Eliud; Eliud, padre de Eleazar; Eleazar, padre de Matán; Matán, padre de Jacob. Jacob fue padre de José, el esposo de María, de la cual nació Jesús, que es llamado Cristo. Este fue el origen de Jesucristo: María, su madre, estaba comprometida con José y, cuando todavía no habían vivido juntos, concibió un hijo por obra del Espíritu Santo. José, su esposo, que era un hombre justo y no quería denunciarla públicamente, resolvió abandonarla en secreto. Mientras pensaba en esto, el Ángel del Señor se le apareció en sueños y le dijo: «José, hijo de David, no temas recibir a María, tu esposa, porque lo que ha sido engendrado en ella proviene del Espíritu Santo. Ella dará a luz un hijo, a quien pondrás el nombre de Jesús, porque él salvará a su Pueblo de todos sus pecados». Todo esto sucedió para que se cumpliera lo que el Señor había anunciado por el Profeta: La Virgen concebirá y dará a luz un hijo a quien pondrán el nombre de Emanuel, que traducido significa: «Dios con nosotros». Palabra del Señor.

Evangelio del día y su meditación
Evangelio del viernes 8 de septiembre. Natividad de la Virgen María. Mateo 1,1-16.18-23.

Evangelio del día y su meditación

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2023 5:16


Mt 1,1-16.18-23. Genealogía de Jesucristo, hijo de David, hijo de Abraham: Abraham fue padre de Isaac; Isaac, padre de Jacob; Jacob, padre de Judá y de sus hermanos. Judá fue padre de Fares y de Zará, y la madre de estos fue Tamar. Fares fue padre de Esrón; Esrón, padre de Arám; Arám, padre de Aminadab; Aminadab, padre de Naasón; Naasón, padre de Salmón. Salmón fue padre de Booz, y la madre de este fue Rahab. Booz fue padre de Obed, y la madre de este fue Rut. Obed fue padre de Jesé; Jesé, padre del rey David. David fue padre de Salomón, y la madre de este fue la que había sido mujer de Urías. Salomón fue padre de Roboám; Roboám, padre de Abías; Abías, padre de Asá; Asá, padre de Josafat; Josafat, padre de Jorám; Jorám, padre de Ozías. Ozías fue padre de Joatám; Joatám, padre de Acaz; Acaz, padre de Ezequías; Ezequías, padre de Manasés. Manasés fue padre de Amón; Amón, padre de Josías; Josías, padre de Jeconías y de sus hermanos, durante el destierro en Babilonia. Después del destierro en Babilonia: Jeconías fue padre de Salatiel; Salatiel, padre de Zorobabel; Zorobabel, padre de Abiud; Abiud, padre de Eliacím; Eliacím, padre de Azor. Azor fue padre de Sadoc; Sadoc, padre de Aquím; Aquím, padre de Eliud; Eliud, padre de Eleazar; Eleazar, padre de Matán; Matán, padre de Jacob. Jacob fue padre de José, el esposo de María, de la cual nació Jesús, que es llamado Cristo. Este fue el origen de Jesucristo: María, su madre, estaba comprometida con José y, cuando todavía no habían vivido juntos, concibió un hijo por obra del Espíritu Santo. José, su esposo, que era un hombre justo y no quería denunciarla públicamente, resolvió abandonarla en secreto. Mientras pensaba en esto, el Angel del Señor se le apareció en sueños y le dijo: "José, hijo de David, no temas recibir a María, tu esposa, porque lo que ha sido engendrado en ella proviene del Espíritu Santo. Ella dará a luz un hijo, a quien pondrás el nombre de Jesús, porque él salvará a su Pueblo de todos sus pecados". Todo esto sucedió para que se cumpliera lo que el Señor había anunciado por el Profeta: La Virgen concebirá y dará a luz un hijo a quien pondrán el nombre de Emanuel, que traducido significa: "Dios con nosotros". Voz y meditación Fr Pedro Brassesco. www.rosariodelaaurora.org

Soy Claretiano
Lámpara para mis pasos - Fiesta del Nacimiento de la Santísima Virgen María

Soy Claretiano

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2023 13:54


Meditación del Evangelio según San Mateo 1, 1-16.18-23 por el biblista P. Norberto Padilla, misionero claretiano. 8/sept/2023, Fiesta del Nacimiento de la Santísima Virgen María. La criatura que hay en ella viene del Espíritu Santo. Canción: Contigo, María (2018), de Athenas ---------- Lectura del santo evangelio según san Mateo 1, 1-16.18-23 Genealogía de Jesucristo, hijo de David, hijo de Abraham. Abraham engendró a Isaac, Isaac a Jacob, Jacob a Judá y a sus hermanos. Judá engendró de Tamar a Fares y a Zará, Fares a Esrom, Esrom a Aram. Aram a Aminadab, Aminadab a Naasón, Naasón a Salmón. Salmón engendró de Rahab a Booz, Booz engendró de Rut a Obed, Obed a Jesé. Jesé engendró a David al rey. David, de la mujer de Urías, engendró a Salomón. Salomón a Roboam, Roboam a Abías, Abías a Asá. Asá a Josafat, Josafat a Joram, Joram a Uzías. Uzías a Jotam, Jotam a Acaz, Acaz a Ezequías. Ezequías engendró a Manasés, Manasés a Amós, y Amós a Josías. Josías engendró a Jeconías y a sus hermanos cuando el destierro de Babilonia. Después del destierro de Babilonia, Jeconías engendró a Salatiel, Salatiel a Zorobabel. Zorobabel a Abiud, Abiud a Eliaquim, Eliaquim a Azor. Azor a Sadoc, Sadoc a Aquim, Aquim a Eliud. Eliud a Eleazar, Eleazar a Matán, Matán a Jacob; y Jacob engendró a José, esposo de María, de la cual nació Jesús, llamado el Cristo. El nacimiento de Jesucristo fue de esta manera: María su madre estaba desposada con José, y antes de vivir juntos, resultó que ella esperaba un hijo por obra del Espíritu Santo. José, su esposo, que era justo y no quería denunciarla, decidió repudiarla en secreto. Pero apenas había tomado esta resolución, se le apareció en sueños un ángel del Señor que le dijo: "José, hijo de David, no tengas reparo en llevarte a María tu mujer, porque la creatura que hay en ella viene del Espíritu Santo. Dará a luz un hijo, y tú le pondrás por nombre Jesús, porque él salvará a su pueblo de los pecados". Todo esto sucedió para que se cumpliese lo que había dicho el Señor por el profeta: "Miren, la virgen concebirá y dará a luz un hijo y le pondrán por nombre Emanuel, que significa: Dios con nosotros." Palabra del Señor... Gloria a ti, Señor Jesús #SoyClaretiano #Evangelio #MisionerosClaretianos #CMFAntillas Música de introducción: Lámpara Es Tu Palabra, de Ain Karem

4640 Student Center
O-Tea (Part 2: Rahab)

4640 Student Center

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2023 24:36


Pastor Brittanie continues our "O-Tea" series by telling us the story of Rahab and how God still chooses us despite our flaws, our mistakes, and our choices! He still has a plan for us!

Common Prayer Daily
Tuesaday - Proper 17

Common Prayer Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2023 17:38


Support Common Prayer Daily @ PatreonVisit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com_______________Opening Words:“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”Psalm 19:14 (ESV) Confession:Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen. Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen. The InvitatoryLord, open our lips.And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Venite (Psalm 95:1-7)Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: Come let us adore him. Come, let us sing to the Lord; * let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving * and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God, * and a great King above all gods.In his hand are the caverns of the earth, * and the heights of the hills are his also.The sea is his, for he made it, * and his hands have molded the dry land.Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, * and kneel before the Lord our Maker.For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. *Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice! Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: Come let us adore him. The PsalterPsalm 26Judica me, Domine1Give judgment for me, O Lord,for I have lived with integrity; *I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.2Test me, O Lord, and try me; *examine my heart and my mind.3For your love is before my eyes; *I have walked faithfully with you.4I have not sat with the worthless, *nor do I consort with the deceitful.5I have hated the company of evildoers; *I will not sit down with the wicked.6I will wash my hands in innocence, O Lord, *that I may go in procession round your altar,7Singing aloud a song of thanksgiving *and recounting all your wonderful deeds.8Lord, I love the house in which you dwell *and the place where your glory abides.9Do not sweep me away with sinners, *nor my life with those who thirst for blood,10Whose hands are full of evil plots, *and their right hand full of bribes.11As for me, I will live with integrity; *redeem me, O Lord, and have pity on me.12My foot stands on level ground; *in the full assembly I will bless the Lord.Psalm 28Ad te, Domine1O Lord, I call to you;my Rock, do not be deaf to my cry; *lest, if you do not hear me,I become like those who go down to the Pit.2Hear the voice of my prayer when I cry out to you, *when I lift up my hands to your holy of holies.3Do not snatch me away with the wicked or with the evildoers, *who speak peaceably with their neighbors,while strife is in their hearts.4Repay them according to their deeds, *and according to the wickedness of their actions.5According to the work of their hands repay them, *and give them their just deserts.6They have no understanding of the Lord's doings,nor of the works of his hands; *therefore he will break them down and not build them up.7Blessed is the Lord! *for he has heard the voice of my prayer.8The Lord is my strength and my shield; *my heart trusts in him, and I have been helped;9Therefore my heart dances for joy, *and in my song will I praise him.10The Lord is the strength of his people, *a safe refuge for his anointed.11Save your people and bless your inheritance; *shepherd them and carry them for ever. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Lessons1 Kings 8:65-9:9English Standard Version65 So Solomon held the feast at that time, and all Israel with him, a great assembly, from Lebo-hamath to the Brook of Egypt, before the Lord our God, seven days. 66 On the eighth day he sent the people away, and they blessed the king and went to their homes joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the Lord had shown to David his servant and to Israel his people.9 As soon as Solomon had finished building the house of the Lord and the king's house and all that Solomon desired to build, 2 the Lord appeared to Solomon a second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon. 3 And the Lord said to him, “I have heard your prayer and your plea, which you have made before me. I have consecrated this house that you have built, by putting my name there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time. 4 And as for you, if you will walk before me, as David your father walked, with integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you, and keeping my statutes and my rules, 5 then I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father, saying, ‘You shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.' 6 But if you turn aside from following me, you or your children, and do not keep my commandments and my statutes that I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them, 7 then I will cut off Israel from the land that I have given them, and the house that I have consecrated for my name I will cast out of my sight, and Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples. 8 And this house will become a heap of ruins. Everyone passing by it will be astonished and will hiss, and they will say, ‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?' 9 Then they will say, ‘Because they abandoned the Lord their God who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt and laid hold on other gods and worshiped them and served them. Therefore the Lord has brought all this disaster on them.'”James 2:14-26English Standard Version14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25 And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? 26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead. The Word of the Lord.Thanks Be To God. Benedictus (The Song of Zechariah)Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; * he has come to his people and set them free.He has raised up for us a mighty savior, * born of the house of his servant David.Through his holy prophets he promised of old, that he would save us from our enemies, * from the hands of all who hate us. He promised to show mercy to our fathers * and to remember his holy covenant. This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham, * to set us free from the hands of our enemies, Free to worship him without fear, * holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, * for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way, To give his people knowledge of salvation * by the forgiveness of their sins.In the tender compassion of our God * the dawn from on high shall break upon us, To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, * and to guide our feet into the way of peace.Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. The Apostles CreedI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The PrayersLord, have mercy.Christ, have mercyLord, have mercyOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. The SuffragesO Lord, show your mercy upon us;And grant us your salvation.O Lord, guide those who govern usAnd lead us in the way of justice and truth.Clothe your ministers with righteousnessAnd let your people sing with joy.O Lord, save your peopleAnd bless your inheritance.Give peace in our time, O LordAnd defend us by your mighty power.Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgottenNor the hope of the poor be taken away.Create in us clean hearts, O GodAnd take not your Holy Spirit from us. Take a moment of silence at this time to reflect and pray for others. The CollectsProper 17Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. Daily Collects:A Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.A Collect for GraceO Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that, guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Collect of Saint BasilO Christ God, Who art worshipped and glorified at every place and time; Who art long-suffering, most merciful and compassionate; Who lovest the righteous and art merciful to sinners; Who callest all to salvation with the promise of good things to come: receive, Lord, the prayers we now offer, and direct our lives in the way of Thy commandments. Sanctify our souls, cleanse our bodies, correct our thoughts, purify our minds and deliver us from all affliction, evil and illness. Surround us with Thy holy angels, that guarded and instructed by their forces, we may reach unity of faith and the understanding of Thine unapproachable glory: for blessed art Thou unto ages of ages. Amen. General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen. A Prayer of St. John ChrysostomAlmighty God, you have given us grace at this time, with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen. DismissalLet us bless the LordThanks be to God!Alleluia, Alleluia! BenedictionThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
September 5: Psalm 26; Psalm 28; Psalm 36; Psalm 39; 1 Kings 8:65–9:9; James 2:14–26; Mark 14:66–72

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2023 10:12


Proper 17 First Psalm: Psalm 26; Psalm 28 Psalm 26 (Listen) I Will Bless the Lord Of David. 26   Vindicate me, O LORD,    for I have walked in my integrity,    and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.2   Prove me, O LORD, and try me;    test my heart and my mind.13   For your steadfast love is before my eyes,    and I walk in your faithfulness. 4   I do not sit with men of falsehood,    nor do I consort with hypocrites.5   I hate the assembly of evildoers,    and I will not sit with the wicked. 6   I wash my hands in innocence    and go around your altar, O LORD,7   proclaiming thanksgiving aloud,    and telling all your wondrous deeds. 8   O LORD, I love the habitation of your house    and the place where your glory dwells.9   Do not sweep my soul away with sinners,    nor my life with bloodthirsty men,10   in whose hands are evil devices,    and whose right hands are full of bribes. 11   But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity;    redeem me, and be gracious to me.12   My foot stands on level ground;    in the great assembly I will bless the LORD. Footnotes [1] 26:2 Hebrew test my kidneys and my heart (ESV) Psalm 28 (Listen) The Lord Is My Strength and My Shield Of David. 28   To you, O LORD, I call;    my rock, be not deaf to me,  lest, if you be silent to me,    I become like those who go down to the pit.2   Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy,    when I cry to you for help,  when I lift up my hands    toward your most holy sanctuary.1 3   Do not drag me off with the wicked,    with the workers of evil,  who speak peace with their neighbors    while evil is in their hearts.4   Give to them according to their work    and according to the evil of their deeds;  give to them according to the work of their hands;    render them their due reward.5   Because they do not regard the works of the LORD    or the work of his hands,  he will tear them down and build them up no more. 6   Blessed be the LORD!    For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.7   The LORD is my strength and my shield;    in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;  my heart exults,    and with my song I give thanks to him. 8   The LORD is the strength of his people;2    he is the saving refuge of his anointed.9   Oh, save your people and bless your heritage!    Be their shepherd and carry them forever. Footnotes [1] 28:2 Hebrew your innermost sanctuary [2] 28:8 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts is their strength (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalm 36; Psalm 39 Psalm 36 (Listen) How Precious Is Your Steadfast Love To the choirmaster. Of David, the servant of the LORD. 36   Transgression speaks to the wicked    deep in his heart;1  there is no fear of God    before his eyes.2   For he flatters himself in his own eyes    that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated.3   The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit;    he has ceased to act wisely and do good.4   He plots trouble while on his bed;    he sets himself in a way that is not good;    he does not reject evil. 5   Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens,    your faithfulness to the clouds.6   Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;    your judgments are like the great deep;    man and beast you save, O LORD. 7   How precious is your steadfast love, O God!    The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.8   They feast on the abundance of your house,    and you give them drink from the river of your delights.9   For with you is the fountain of life;    in your light do we see light. 10   Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you,    and your righteousness to the upright of heart!11   Let not the foot of arrogance come upon me,    nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.12   There the evildoers lie fallen;    they are thrust down, unable to rise. Footnotes [1] 36:1 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Syriac, Jerome (compare Septuagint); most Hebrew manuscripts in my heart (ESV) Psalm 39 (Listen) What Is the Measure of My Days? To the choirmaster: to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. 39   I said, “I will guard my ways,    that I may not sin with my tongue;  I will guard my mouth with a muzzle,    so long as the wicked are in my presence.”2   I was mute and silent;    I held my peace to no avail,  and my distress grew worse.3     My heart became hot within me.  As I mused, the fire burned;    then I spoke with my tongue: 4   “O LORD, make me know my end    and what is the measure of my days;    let me know how fleeting I am!5   Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,    and my lifetime is as nothing before you.  Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah6     Surely a man goes about as a shadow!  Surely for nothing1 they are in turmoil;    man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather! 7   “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait?    My hope is in you.8   Deliver me from all my transgressions.    Do not make me the scorn of the fool!9   I am mute; I do not open my mouth,    for it is you who have done it.10   Remove your stroke from me;    I am spent by the hostility of your hand.11   When you discipline a man    with rebukes for sin,  you consume like a moth what is dear to him;    surely all mankind is a mere breath! Selah 12   “Hear my prayer, O LORD,    and give ear to my cry;    hold not your peace at my tears!  For I am a sojourner with you,    a guest, like all my fathers.13   Look away from me, that I may smile again,    before I depart and am no more!” Footnotes [1] 39:6 Hebrew Surely as a breath (ESV) Old Testament: 1 Kings 8:65–9:9 1 Kings 8:65–9:9 (Listen) 65 So Solomon held the feast at that time, and all Israel with him, a great assembly, from Lebo-hamath to the Brook of Egypt, before the LORD our God, seven days.1 66 On the eighth day he sent the people away, and they blessed the king and went to their homes joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had shown to David his servant and to Israel his people. The Lord Appears to Solomon 9 As soon as Solomon had finished building the house of the LORD and the king's house and all that Solomon desired to build, 2 the LORD appeared to Solomon a second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon. 3 And the LORD said to him, “I have heard your prayer and your plea, which you have made before me. I have consecrated this house that you have built, by putting my name there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time. 4 And as for you, if you will walk before me, as David your father walked, with integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you, and keeping my statutes and my rules, 5 then I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father, saying, ‘You shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.' 6 But if you turn aside from following me, you or your children, and do not keep my commandments and my statutes that I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them, 7 then I will cut off Israel from the land that I have given them, and the house that I have consecrated for my name I will cast out of my sight, and Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples. 8 And this house will become a heap of ruins.2 Everyone passing by it will be astonished and will hiss, and they will say, ‘Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?' 9 Then they will say, ‘Because they abandoned the LORD their God who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt and laid hold on other gods and worshiped them and served them. Therefore the LORD has brought all this disaster on them.'” Footnotes [1] 8:65 Septuagint; Hebrew seven days and seven days, fourteen days [2] 9:8 Syriac, Old Latin; Hebrew will become high (ESV) New Testament: James 2:14–26 James 2:14–26 (Listen) Faith Without Works Is Dead 14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good1 is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25 And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? 26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead. Footnotes [1] 2:16 Or benefit (ESV) Gospel: Mark 14:66–72 Mark 14:66–72 (Listen) Peter Denies Jesus 66 And as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came, 67 and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, “You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus.” 68 But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you mean.” And he went out into the gateway1 and the rooster crowed.2 69 And the servant girl saw him and began again to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them.” 70 But again he denied it. And after a little while the bystanders again said to Peter, “Certainly you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.” 71 But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.” 72 And immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept.3 Footnotes [1] 14:68 Or forecourt [2] 14:68 Some manuscripts omit and the rooster crowed [3] 14:72 Or And when he had thought about it, he wept (ESV)

Gaining Christ
How were People Saved who Lived Before Jesus?

Gaining Christ

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2023 36:15


If faith in Jesus and his sacrificial death on the cross is mankind's only way to salvation, the question is; 'How were people saved who lived before Jesus?' This episode answers this question and provides clear biblical evidence on how Abraham, Sarah, Moses, Rahab, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and other Old Testament people were saved hundreds to thousands of years prior to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Scripture referenced: Genesis 12:1-5, Genesis 15:6, Genesis 17:9-14, Genesis 22:18 (incorrectly cited as Genesis 21:18 in audio), Job 16:19, Job 19:25-27, Psalm 2:12, Psalm 16:8-11, Psalm 32:1-2, Psalm 40:6, Psalm 51:16, Psalm 110:1, Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Isaiah 60:10, Isaiah 64:6, Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 24:44-47, John 5:38-39, John 8:56-58, John 14:6, Acts 2:22-36, Acts 3:22-26, Acts 4:12, Romans 1:16-17, Romans 2:28-29, Romans 3:1-26, Romans 4:1-25, Romans 5:18-21, Romans 11:33, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Galatians 3:6-29, Philippians 3:1-21, 1 Timothy 2:5 (incorrectly cited as 2 Timothy 2:5 in audio), Hebrews 3:12-19, Hebrews 4:1-7, Hebrews 7:11-28, Hebrews 8:1-7, Hebrews 10:1-14, Hebrews 11:1, 13-17, 24-26

City Bible Church: Weekly Sermons
Rahab: Lavish Grace, Unlikely Faith

City Bible Church: Weekly Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2023 53:51


Why is Rahab here?1. Faith in a Future Judgement2. Faith in a Guaranteed Deliverance 3. Faith That Comes With a Reward

City Bible Church: Weekly Sermons
Rahab: Lavish Grace, Unlikely Faith

City Bible Church: Weekly Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2023 53:51


Why is Rahab here?1. Faith in a Future Judgement2. Faith in a Guaranteed Deliverance 3. Faith That Comes With a Reward

Living GodCast
Rahab - 9/3/2023

Living GodCast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2023 35:21


Listen to this encouraging Sunday School teaching on Rahab.

Truths and Gratitude
Woven Series (Part 4): The Prostitute, The Runt and The Unexpected

Truths and Gratitude

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2023 56:38


In todays podcast episode, we have made it through 8 books and 240 chapters of the Old Testament. Today we are introduced to Joshua, Rahab, Samuel and David. Scripture covered in todays episode Joshua-2 Kings.

Canary Cry News Talk
BURN BACK BASIL

Canary Cry News Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2023 105:26


BestPodcastintheMetaverse.com Canary Cry News Talk #662 - 09.01.2023 - Recorded Live to 1s and 0s BURN BACK BASIL | Kuiper Belt and Rahab, Bulls, Banana 5G, Brain Zap, Mask Return Deconstructing Corporate Mainstream Media News from a Biblical Worldview The Show Operates on the Value 4 Value Model: http://CanaryCry.Support Join the Supply Drop: http://CanaryCrySupplyDrop.com                                  Submit Articles: http://CanaryCry.Report                           Join the T-Shirt Council: http://CanaryCryTShirtCouncil.com Resource: Index of MSM Ownership (Harvard.edu)                    Resource: Aliens Demons Doc (feat. Dr. Heiser, Unseen Realm) Tree of Links: http://CanaryCry.Party   This Episode was Produced By: Pre-show Prayer CanaryBB   Executive Producers None   Producers Jacob B Guy L Jack D Malik W Palmer C Sir LX Protocol V2 Knight of the Berrean Protocol Sir Casey the Shield Knight Veronica D Sir Scott Knight of Truth Dame Gail Canary Whisperer and Lady of X's and O's Sir Morv Knight of the Burning Chariots   CanaryCry.ART Submissions Daphne* JonathanF Sir Dove Knight of Rusbeltia   Micro-Fiction None   CLIP PRODUCER Emsworth, FaeLivrin, Joelms, Laura   TIMESTAPERS Jade Bouncerson, Christine C, Pocojo, Morgan E   CanaryCry.Report Submissions JAM, Gorgosaurus, Sally J, Kira Contrite Spirit   REMINDERS Clankoniphius   SHOW NOTES/TIMESTAMPS Podcast = T - 2:30 from D-Live Burn Buddy Basil Update 4:05 V / 1:35 P HELLO, RUN DOWN 6:58 V / 4:28 P   BURNING MAN 8:33 V / 6:03 P Hollywood stars bankroll anti-capitalist eco-warriors who blockaded Burning Man (NY Post)    SPACE 17:05 V / 14:35 P Race to moon is heating up as lunar resources could top $1 quadrillion in value (Yahoo/Insider) Forget Planet 9! Scientists say Earth-like world could be hiding within Solar System (DailyMail)   BBB 30:50 V / 28:20 P Nebraska police pull over man with a bull riding in the passenger's seat   DAY JINGLE/V4V/EXEC./TREASURE 33:45 V / 31:15 P   FLIPPY 51:55 V / 49:25 P No, they did not do surgery on a banana over 5G (Verge) → Coming to a hospital near you: 5G (Axios)   MIND CONTROL 1:02:44 V / 1:00:14 P Zap Your Brain, Boost Your Math Skills (NeuroScience News)   MASK/C19 1:08:46 V / 1:06:16 P The Mask Mandates Did Nothing. Will Any Lessons Be Learned? (Feb. 2023, NY Times) Is It Time to Wear a Mask Again? (Sept. 2023, NY Times)   SPEAKPIPE/TALENT/TIME 1:21:42 V / 1:19:12 P END

Liberty Station
Pastor Rob McCoy | Rahab Or Achan | Faith Friday

Liberty Station

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2023 58:30


We pray you are blessed and encouraged by this message given at Godspeak by Pastor Rob McCoy on August 28th, 2023. Putting the "MAN" back in mankind! Visit https://www.friendofbryce.com/ to get your free copy of Alliance Entrust's book on financial stewardship, 'Wisdom Before Wealth'. Go to https://www.goodranchers.com and use code BRYCE for $25 off your order and get 2 years of FREE ground beef with every subscription. Go to https://www.theinsidertrades.com to see when political insiders are buyingstocks AND get a FREE stock pick of one of the hottest symbols that is seeing huge insider buying right now! BE A THREAT TO THE GREAT RESET! Please subscribe and follow us on the following platforms! Rumble - https://rumble.com/c/TheBryceEddyShow Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/0S9VEEBrxdXaKdLvSHPue6 Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bryce-eddy-show/id1635204267 Google Podcast - https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9vbW55LmZtL3Nob3dzL2xpYmVydHktc3RhdGlvbi9wbGF5bGlzdHMvbGliZXJ0eS1zdGF0aW9uLnJzcw Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebryceeddyshow/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Highway Community
Welcoming By Faith | 2023.08.27 - Julie Pederson

The Highway Community

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2023 26:24


In this final sermon from our Yesterday, Today, and Forever series in the book of Hebrews, we explore the faith and faithful action of Rahab.

The HeFluence Podcast
Finding Wholeness In The Midst Of Trauma with Dr. Marlene Carson

The HeFluence Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2023 44:20


In this episode we have an inspiring conversation with Dr. Marlene Carson, a survivor of human trafficking who has turned her trauma into a powerful ministry to help others. This episode discusses healing, transformation, purpose, and the importance of meeting people where they are. Join us as Dr. Carson's wisdom shines through as she shares her journey of overcoming adversity and turning it into a force for good. Here are some key highlights to know more about this episode: Dr. Marlene Carson's powerful story of surviving human trafficking Gain insight into how she describes the soul's state after experiencing trauma. Discussion about how trauma affects the hippocampus, memory, and the soul The significance of understanding and meeting people where they are in their healing process The power of commitment versus changing movements Her involvement in the anti-trafficking movement and the creation of "B.L.A.S.T." (Black Leaders Against Sex Trafficking) Talk about the importance of men's involvement in supporting and respecting women You don't have to talk it to do it - Dr. Marlene Carson When you're talking about helping traffic victims, meet them where they are. Be Jesus and stop talking Jesus…Be Jesus. Be the love. Be the life.- Dr. Marlene Carson About the Guest: Dr. Marlene Carson is an inspiring advocate, survivor, and leader in the fight against human trafficking. She is the founder of "B.L.A.S.T." (Black Leaders Against Sex Trafficking), a movement dedicated to addressing crucial issues and creating positive change. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of The SWITCH, she shapes national policies, empowers survivors through programs like iTHRIVE Academy, and spearheads initiatives like Rahab's Hideaway and Boujhetto's Soul Food Restaurant. Her survivor-led initiative, The Antidote, forges partnerships and hosts conferences to fight trafficking. Dr. Carson's relentless commitment has earned her national recognition, while her impactful speaking engagements amplify the voices of victims, survivors, and thrivers. Connect with Dr. Marlene at: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-marlene-carson-4095269 Twitter:  Website: http://MarleneCarson.com blastmovement.org. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/michael-huey/message drmarlenecarson --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/michael-huey/message

Pastor Mike Impact Ministries
Psalm 89:1-18 - Praising God in the Tough Times

Pastor Mike Impact Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2023 5:06


Today the coast of Florida is getting hit by a major category 4 hurricane which will make its track up through the Southeastern Coastal states. Who knows how many people will be affected and suffer tremendous loss in the next hours. I have two granddaughters who live in the Tampa Bay area and of course we are praying for them and their safety as well as for everyone else that will feel the terrible force of this storm.   Psalm 89 is a beautiful Psalm that proclaims the faithfulness of God! We believe that this Psalm was probably written during the captivity of Israel in Babylon. Things were as bad as they could be at this time for the nation, and the future looked pretty bleak too. But instead of groaning and moaning and blaming God for this terrible time, Ethan or whoever wrote this Psalm, decided to reflect upon the greatness and faithfulness of God!   In the first five verses, the psalmist mentions the “faithfulness” of God at least four times. In the eighteen verses before us today, we are reminded that God is faithful in His character, and we should praise Him. Wherever we look we find the LORD being praised. In verse 5, we see that not only Heaven, but that the heavens are a place of worship. God is surrounded by His saints and angels alike who are praising the LORD for His glorious attributes (vv. 5-8; see Rev. 4 and 5), for there is no god like Him.   Maybe the writer of Psalm 89 remembered Exodus 15:11 telling how Moses and people worshipped the LORD and sang a song of praise after their Red Sea experience: "Who is like You, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders?”   In verses 9-14, the earth joins the hymn and even the mighty waves of the sea obey Him and praise Him. In the Scriptures the tumultuous sea is often used as an image of the nations (Psalm 93:3; Isa. 17:12-13; Rev. 13:1; 17:15).  The psalmist then mentioned God's victory over Rahab which is Egypt (v. 10). The "scattering" of God's enemies (v. 10) reminds us of Numbers 10:35. Hermon is an imposing mountain to the far north, near Damascus, and Tabor is a much smaller mount about fifty miles southwest of Hermon. The psalmist heard the mountains singing praises to God, just as Isaiah did centuries before (Isa. 55:12).   If any people on earth have a right to praise God, it is the nation of Israel, God's chosen people. They had a holy land, given to them by God, a royal dynasty chosen by God, and the light of the holy law that guided their steps in the ways of the Lord. They had a holy priesthood to serve them and bless them (v. 15; see Num. 6:24-26), men who would blow the trumpets to signal the special holy days and feasts ("the joyful sound"; see 81:1). In verse 18, "our shield"  refers to their king (Psalm 84:9), now in captivity. In many Jewish synagogues today, verses 15-18 are recited on their New Year's Day after the blowing of the shofar.   As we reflect on these verses, we should also remember God's faithfulness despite what storms we might be facing in our lives and join all creation in worshipping and praising Him!   God bless!

Be Still and Know
August 29th - James 2:19-20

Be Still and Know

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2023 3:34


James 2:19-20 James was clearly sick and tired of people who thought that having faith was all that mattered. Here he launches a full-scale attack on that point of view by pointing out that even the demons believe in God. Their belief is so strong it makes them terrified. We also see this illustrated by Jesus. Soon after his ministry began, he went to the synagogue in Capernaum. A man with an evil spirit cried out: “Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are- the Holy One of God!” (Mark 1:24). Mere belief in God is absolutely no proof at all that a person is a follower of Christ. They might be the exact opposite. James believed that faith was crucial. But if didn't lead to action, it was completely useless. He pointed to two very contrasting characters to make his point. Firstly, he reminded his readers of Abraham (vv20-24), the father of faith and of the Jewish nation. Abraham was called “God's friend” and was clearly a man of faith. The proof of this was his willingness to offer his son, Isaac, as a sacrifice. Mercifully, he didn't have to make that awful sacrifice, but he needed to be willing - and he was. Secondly, James referred to Rahab (v25). She was a prostitute, and couldn't have been more different to Abraham. But they had one thing in common. They had faith, on which they acted. In Rahab's case, she bravely hid the Israelite men who were sent to spy out the promised land. James didn't reflect on her profession or the way in which she deliberately misled the messengers of the King of Jericho who were pursuing the spies. She had faith, and she acted; that's what mattered. Never underestimate the importance of faith. It is absolutely vital. But it isn't worth having unless it leads to action. As we go into today, it is a good opportunity to ask: What will my faith in Christ lead me to do today? QUESTION Over the last week, what have you done as a result of your faith? PRAYER Lord God, please help me to turn my faith into loving action today. Amen

ESV: Every Day in the Word
August 28: Job 24–26; 1 Thessalonians 5:12–22; Psalm 54; Proverbs 22:13

ESV: Every Day in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2023 6:13


Old Testament: Job 24–26 Job 24–26 (Listen) 24   “Why are not times of judgment kept by the Almighty,    and why do those who know him never see his days?2   Some move landmarks;    they seize flocks and pasture them.3   They drive away the donkey of the fatherless;    they take the widow's ox for a pledge.4   They thrust the poor off the road;    the poor of the earth all hide themselves.5   Behold, like wild donkeys in the desert    the poor1 go out to their toil, seeking game;    the wasteland yields food for their children.6   They gather their2 fodder in the field,    and they glean the vineyard of the wicked man.7   They lie all night naked, without clothing,    and have no covering in the cold.8   They are wet with the rain of the mountains    and cling to the rock for lack of shelter.9   (There are those who snatch the fatherless child from the breast,    and they take a pledge against the poor.)10   They go about naked, without clothing;    hungry, they carry the sheaves;11   among the olive rows of the wicked3 they make oil;    they tread the winepresses, but suffer thirst.12   From out of the city the dying4 groan,    and the soul of the wounded cries for help;    yet God charges no one with wrong. 13   “There are those who rebel against the light,    who are not acquainted with its ways,    and do not stay in its paths.14   The murderer rises before it is light,    that he may kill the poor and needy,    and in the night he is like a thief.15   The eye of the adulterer also waits for the twilight,    saying, ‘No eye will see me';    and he veils his face.16   In the dark they dig through houses;    by day they shut themselves up;    they do not know the light.17   For deep darkness is morning to all of them;    for they are friends with the terrors of deep darkness. 18   “You say, ‘Swift are they on the face of the waters;    their portion is cursed in the land;    no treader turns toward their vineyards.19   Drought and heat snatch away the snow waters;    so does Sheol those who have sinned.20   The womb forgets them;    the worm finds them sweet;  they are no longer remembered,    so wickedness is broken like a tree.' 21   “They wrong the barren, childless woman,    and do no good to the widow.22   Yet God5 prolongs the life of the mighty by his power;    they rise up when they despair of life.23   He gives them security, and they are supported,    and his eyes are upon their ways.24   They are exalted a little while, and then are gone;    they are brought low and gathered up like all others;    they are cut off like the heads of grain.25   If it is not so, who will prove me a liar    and show that there is nothing in what I say?” Bildad Speaks: Man Cannot Be Righteous 25 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said: 2   “Dominion and fear are with God;6    he makes peace in his high heaven.3   Is there any number to his armies?    Upon whom does his light not arise?4   How then can man be in the right before God?    How can he who is born of woman be pure?5   Behold, even the moon is not bright,    and the stars are not pure in his eyes;6   how much less man, who is a maggot,    and the son of man, who is a worm!” Job Replies: God's Majesty Is Unsearchable 26 Then Job answered and said: 2   “How you have helped him who has no power!    How you have saved the arm that has no strength!3   How you have counseled him who has no wisdom,    and plentifully declared sound knowledge!4   With whose help have you uttered words,    and whose breath has come out from you?5   The dead tremble    under the waters and their inhabitants.6   Sheol is naked before God,7    and Abaddon has no covering.7   He stretches out the north over the void    and hangs the earth on nothing.8   He binds up the waters in his thick clouds,    and the cloud is not split open under them.9   He covers the face of the full moon8    and spreads over it his cloud.10   He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters    at the boundary between light and darkness.11   The pillars of heaven tremble    and are astounded at his rebuke.12   By his power he stilled the sea;    by his understanding he shattered Rahab.13   By his wind the heavens were made fair;    his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.14   Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways,    and how small a whisper do we hear of him!    But the thunder of his power who can understand?” Footnotes [1] 24:5 Hebrew they [2] 24:6 Hebrew his [3] 24:11 Hebrew their olive rows [4] 24:12 Or the men [5] 24:22 Hebrew he [6] 25:2 Hebrew him [7] 26:6 Hebrew him [8] 26:9 Or his throne (ESV) New Testament: 1 Thessalonians 5:12–22 1 Thessalonians 5:12–22 (Listen) Final Instructions and Benediction 12 We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle,1 encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. 15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies, 21 but test everything; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil. Footnotes [1] 5:14 Or disorderly, or undisciplined (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 54 Psalm 54 (Listen) The Lord Upholds My Life To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil1 of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “Is not David hiding among us?” 54   O God, save me by your name,    and vindicate me by your might.2   O God, hear my prayer;    give ear to the words of my mouth. 3   For strangers2 have risen against me;    ruthless men seek my life;    they do not set God before themselves. Selah 4   Behold, God is my helper;    the Lord is the upholder of my life.5   He will return the evil to my enemies;    in your faithfulness put an end to them. 6   With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you;    I will give thanks to your name, O LORD, for it is good.7   For he has delivered me from every trouble,    and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies. Footnotes [1] 54:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [2] 54:3 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Targum insolent men (compare Psalm 86:14) (ESV) Proverb: Proverbs 22:13 Proverbs 22:13 (Listen) 13   The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside!    I shall be killed in the streets!” (ESV)

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
August 28: Job 24–26; Psalm 54; Luke 18

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2023 10:29


Old Testament: Job 24–26 Job 24–26 (Listen) 24   “Why are not times of judgment kept by the Almighty,    and why do those who know him never see his days?2   Some move landmarks;    they seize flocks and pasture them.3   They drive away the donkey of the fatherless;    they take the widow's ox for a pledge.4   They thrust the poor off the road;    the poor of the earth all hide themselves.5   Behold, like wild donkeys in the desert    the poor1 go out to their toil, seeking game;    the wasteland yields food for their children.6   They gather their2 fodder in the field,    and they glean the vineyard of the wicked man.7   They lie all night naked, without clothing,    and have no covering in the cold.8   They are wet with the rain of the mountains    and cling to the rock for lack of shelter.9   (There are those who snatch the fatherless child from the breast,    and they take a pledge against the poor.)10   They go about naked, without clothing;    hungry, they carry the sheaves;11   among the olive rows of the wicked3 they make oil;    they tread the winepresses, but suffer thirst.12   From out of the city the dying4 groan,    and the soul of the wounded cries for help;    yet God charges no one with wrong. 13   “There are those who rebel against the light,    who are not acquainted with its ways,    and do not stay in its paths.14   The murderer rises before it is light,    that he may kill the poor and needy,    and in the night he is like a thief.15   The eye of the adulterer also waits for the twilight,    saying, ‘No eye will see me';    and he veils his face.16   In the dark they dig through houses;    by day they shut themselves up;    they do not know the light.17   For deep darkness is morning to all of them;    for they are friends with the terrors of deep darkness. 18   “You say, ‘Swift are they on the face of the waters;    their portion is cursed in the land;    no treader turns toward their vineyards.19   Drought and heat snatch away the snow waters;    so does Sheol those who have sinned.20   The womb forgets them;    the worm finds them sweet;  they are no longer remembered,    so wickedness is broken like a tree.' 21   “They wrong the barren, childless woman,    and do no good to the widow.22   Yet God5 prolongs the life of the mighty by his power;    they rise up when they despair of life.23   He gives them security, and they are supported,    and his eyes are upon their ways.24   They are exalted a little while, and then are gone;    they are brought low and gathered up like all others;    they are cut off like the heads of grain.25   If it is not so, who will prove me a liar    and show that there is nothing in what I say?” Bildad Speaks: Man Cannot Be Righteous 25 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said: 2   “Dominion and fear are with God;6    he makes peace in his high heaven.3   Is there any number to his armies?    Upon whom does his light not arise?4   How then can man be in the right before God?    How can he who is born of woman be pure?5   Behold, even the moon is not bright,    and the stars are not pure in his eyes;6   how much less man, who is a maggot,    and the son of man, who is a worm!” Job Replies: God's Majesty Is Unsearchable 26 Then Job answered and said: 2   “How you have helped him who has no power!    How you have saved the arm that has no strength!3   How you have counseled him who has no wisdom,    and plentifully declared sound knowledge!4   With whose help have you uttered words,    and whose breath has come out from you?5   The dead tremble    under the waters and their inhabitants.6   Sheol is naked before God,7    and Abaddon has no covering.7   He stretches out the north over the void    and hangs the earth on nothing.8   He binds up the waters in his thick clouds,    and the cloud is not split open under them.9   He covers the face of the full moon8    and spreads over it his cloud.10   He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters    at the boundary between light and darkness.11   The pillars of heaven tremble    and are astounded at his rebuke.12   By his power he stilled the sea;    by his understanding he shattered Rahab.13   By his wind the heavens were made fair;    his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.14   Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways,    and how small a whisper do we hear of him!    But the thunder of his power who can understand?” Footnotes [1] 24:5 Hebrew they [2] 24:6 Hebrew his [3] 24:11 Hebrew their olive rows [4] 24:12 Or the men [5] 24:22 Hebrew he [6] 25:2 Hebrew him [7] 26:6 Hebrew him [8] 26:9 Or his throne (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 54 Psalm 54 (Listen) The Lord Upholds My Life To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil1 of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “Is not David hiding among us?” 54   O God, save me by your name,    and vindicate me by your might.2   O God, hear my prayer;    give ear to the words of my mouth. 3   For strangers2 have risen against me;    ruthless men seek my life;    they do not set God before themselves. Selah 4   Behold, God is my helper;    the Lord is the upholder of my life.5   He will return the evil to my enemies;    in your faithfulness put an end to them. 6   With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you;    I will give thanks to your name, O LORD, for it is good.7   For he has delivered me from every trouble,    and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies. Footnotes [1] 54:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [2] 54:3 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Targum insolent men (compare Psalm 86:14) (ESV) New Testament: Luke 18 Luke 18 (Listen) The Parable of the Persistent Widow 18 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.' 4 For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.'” 6 And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. 7 And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8 I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” The Pharisee and the Tax Collector 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed1 thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.' 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” Let the Children Come to Me 15 Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” The Rich Ruler 18 And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.'” 21 And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.” 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. 24 Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” 27 But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” 28 And Peter said, “See, we have left our homes and followed you.” 29 And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers2 or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.” Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time 31 And taking the twelve, he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. 32 For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. 33 And after flogging him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise.” 34 But they understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said. Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar 35 As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. 37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 38 And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.” 42 And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight; your faith has made you well.” 43 And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God. Footnotes [1] 18:11 Or standing, prayed to himself [2] 18:29 Or wife or brothers and sisters (ESV)