EXPLORINGING GOD’S WORD [13]

THE SPIRIT AND THE LETTER OF THE LAW:

1/ 1 Samuel 16:22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let [David,] I pray thee, stand before me; for he [hath found favour in my sight.]

2/ Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. [ God loves a sincere and loving heart.]

3/ Hosea 6:For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. [There are things that can not be provided by the law]

4/ Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

Matthew 23:23 Amplified Bible (AMP)

23 “Woe to you, [self-righteous] scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you give a tenth (tithe) of your mint and dill and cumin [focusing on minor matters], and have neglected the weightier [more important moral and spiritual] provisions of the Law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the [primary] things you ought to have done without neglecting the others.

5/ Mark 12: 25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels who are in Heaven.

26 And concerning the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spoke unto him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?

27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. Ye therefore do greatly err.”

28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first commandment of all?”

29 And Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord.

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength;’ this is the first commandment.

31 And the second is like, namely this: ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

6/ Galatians 2:16 knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. 3: This only would I learn of you: Did ye receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Are ye so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

Have ye suffered so many things in vain — if it be yet in vain?

He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit and worketh miracles among you, doeth He it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 6:Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

[ prepared by Winston Staples ]

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A PSALMS TO SHARE!

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Psalm 150 King James Version (KJV)

150 Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN!

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I look,

out my window,

to see what I can see,

and I see beautiful Autumn,

looking back at me.

Her face,

filled with yellows,

reds and golds,

what beauty,

my eyes behold.

The steel grey clouds,

sprinkled,

across a baby blue sky,

makes my voice shout,

makes my voice cry,

welcome Autumn,

with all the beauty,

you give our eyes.

~ Winston Staples

EXPLORING GOD’S WORD [12]

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Today’s topic of exploring is RESPONSE TO OUR EMOTIONS as recording in the following Scripture passages.

Job 6:26 Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?  Job 8:How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind? [using of words to control emotions and actions]

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. [ when someone’s emotions are happy be happy for them and when someone’s emotions are sad be sad with them].

No matter our emotions we can find comfort by the hearing of God’s word!

2 Corinthians 1:3King James Version (KJV)

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

[prepared by Winston Staples]

 

 

EXPLORING GOD’S WORD [11]

The topic we are exploring is REDEMPTION according to the Bible verses we look at today.So get your Bibles and under line the words that pop out about REDEMPTION.

Exodus 15:13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which [thou hast redeemed]: {thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.}

Luke 1:68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; [for he hath visited and redeemed his people,]

Gal.3:

13 [Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,] being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

14 That the [blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.]

Eph.1:In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; [ the only way we can be redeemed is by the blood of the Lamb, the Lamb is Jesus the Christ]

1 Peter 1:

18 Forasmuch as ye know [that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold,] from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

19 [But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:]

 

EXPLORING GOD’S WORD [10]

The topic of our exploration is ADOPTED BY GOD.  Turn in your Bible to the passages shared and mark the keywords or phrases that stand out to you.

Isaiah 43:I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; 63:For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour. [He calls the children from around the earth to come according to His will.]

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: [God calls out to the lost to come and they must decide to answer yes and come or no and run into destruction.]

Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

2 Cor.6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. [ God invites the lost caught up in the worldly to come out and He will protect the lost sheep.]

Gal.3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. [In Christ alone by faith alone][ Read Gal.4:6 ]

Eph. 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; [Blessed assurance]

Hebrews 12:Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? [ when we are in God’s hands we are safe and secure from alarm.]

[prepared by Winston Staples]

FALL DAYS

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September, September,

almost gone,

with it’s weather changes,

warm days,

frost at dawn,

leaves once their greens,

now changing,

to oranges, yellows,

reds and golds.

Fall days,

become lazy days,

to relax and enjoy,

so I am told;

I am looking,

at the multi-colored,

beautiful hillsides,

from my lazy boy,

so wonderful these fall days,

God gave us to enjoy.