Archive for August, 2010

Rivers of Living Water

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Jan Magiera did a fantastic teaching this week on a biblical illustration for keeping ourselves in fellowship with God. If we keep ourselves in the garden via meditation on God’s Word, then it is God’s job to provide us with the full measure of water to cause us to prosper spiritually. God truly is the great gardener of our lives!

Special thanks to Jan for teaching this week.

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Acts 10 – Prayer is the Hinge to the Door of Utterance

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

One of the great privileges and responsibilities in our Christian lives is telling people of Christ Jesus so they too can be saved. With a strong desire to speak, the next requirement is opportunity and people to speak to – an open door of utterance. Two great lesson from God’s Word is that prayer facilitates those opportunities and God has amazing power to connect those praying to share the Gospel and those lost souls longing to know God.

Verses:

1 Timothy 2:1-4
Colossians 4:2-3
Acts 10:1-48
Ephesians 6:18-19

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Where do you set your affection?

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

1 Corinthians 10:12 cautions us that “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” When we put stock in our own ability to stand in life – even if it be upon our strengths, we are setting ourselves up for failure and disappointment. Likewise, Solomon (in the book of Ecclesiastes) describes all the many places he set his affections, areas in which he excelled upon Earth, and how they all were ultimately lacking. To truly obtain meaning in life we find that all things “under the sun” come up short, but heavenly affections result in great happiness and meaning.

Verses:
1 Corinthians 10:12
1 Kings 3:12
Deuteronomy 17:14-17
Ecclesiastes 1-2:20
Philippians 3:4-8
Colossians 3:1-2

Additional Verses on Solomons Violating God’s Word (from Deuteronomy 17):
On multiplying wives to himself: 1 Kings 11:3
On multiplying horses to himself: 1 Kings 4:26
On greatly multiplying gold and silver to himself: Ecclesiastes 2:8

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