David addressed this song to His own heart; we remind ourselves to express thankfulness for God's favor.
On a personal note. (v.1-5)
Good reasons to worship Him. (v.6-18)
Everyone, worship God with me! (v.19-22)
How do we convince ourselves and others to worship?
Where did our sicknesses go? Matthew 8:16-17
What is God like, and what is our rejoinder? Exodus 34:5-7
Why would others be motivated to join in? Dt. 8:10-14, Is. 55:6-9
Amazingly, one would think that kindness should be a natural attribute of all Christians yet throughout the scriptures believers need to be and reminded and admonished to be kind. This message addresses the believers concerning kindness.
In this lesson from Luke's Gospel, we begin to examine the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand. Before we get to the miracle being performed, we see Jesus, always compassionate, always being about His Father's business - the Good Shepherd in all that He does.
I. Security of forgiveness for the paralyzed. verses 1-4, Romans 3:24-26, I John 1:8-10, Hebrews 8:10-12.
II. Sight for the blind. verses 4-7, John 8:12, Mark 2:2-5 and Matthew 5:3.
III. Sovereign strength to endure through obstacles. verses 1-2, Mark 2:2-5, Luke 5:17-20, I Corinthians 10:13, Colossians 1:11 and James 1:2-4.
Isaiah 42:1-4 -- A bruised reed and a smoking flax.
As Christians it is possible for us to lose our usefulness to the Lord, and fail to shine brightly for Him.
These verses contain a promise of restoration to service and light-bearing for the revived and repaired Christian.
Predicador: Carlos Zapata
Título: "Reconociendo A Un Seguidor De Cristo" (Colosenses Parte 9)
Pasaje Bíblico: Colosenses 3:12-17
Versículo Clave: (Colosenses 3:17) "Y todo lo que hacéis, sea de palabra o de hecho, hacedlo todo en el nombre del Señor Jesús, dando gracias a Dios Padre por medio de él.
Tema o Verdad Para Recordar: Nuestras actitudes, palabras y acciones deben siempre deben representar y dar a conocer al Señor…
The subject of this whole passage revolves around a literal fig tree which Jesus came to, and was looking for fruit from, when He and His disciples were coming out of Bethany during the week before the Passover week. What Jesus did in relation to this tree forms the basis of all of the valuable teaching that He gave to His disciples just shortly before He went to the cross. I would like us to think about Jesus' intention here. I want you to consider with me, His power to wither; His power to remove all those things which will ultimately not bear fruit for Him. That is His intention for both believers and unbelievers. For unbelievers it will mean the withering of all that they hold to so strongly now, in their sin and error. And for believers this withering will be a means in God's hand to sanctify and to purify a people for His own possession; a people who will learn how to pray, and who will learn to trust, that God will do great things for them.
Devotional for Midweek Prayer Meeting *
I. THREE BASIC ELEMENTS TO PRAYER
A. Communion, v9
B. Intercession, v10
C. Supplication (petition/requests), vv11-13
Lord, keep us communing with You, v11
Lord, keep us…
Lord, keep us c _ _ _ _ _ _ _ before You, v13
II. THREE SUPPLEMENTAL SCRIPTURE REFERENCES
Luke 9:23; 1 Cor 12:26; Phil 2:3-8; John 17:20-21
III. SUPPLICATIONS, Part Two
"…and forgive us our debts..."
Where is forgiveness found?
Luke 5:24; 23:34; 24:46-47; 1 Cor 2:2; 2 Cor 5:21
How is forgiveness received?
Why must we continue to ask forgiveness?
Gal 5:17; 1 John 1:8-2:1
"…as we also have forgiven our debtors."
The power of forgiveness extended comes from the truth of forgiveness experienced.
Eph 4:32; Col 3:13
The importance of forgiveness either frees our souls or fractures our relationship with Our Father in heaven.
Matt 6:14-15; 18:21-35
What about unrepentant sin (Luke 17:3-4) or those sins church leadership retains (John 20:21-23)?
keeping our eyes of faith on the cross reminds us of the debt Christ paid for our sins, our need of continued forgiveness, the importance of forgiving others, & the power of the cross so we can forgive others.
Theme: Followers of Christ must have continual forgiveness toward others as a characteristic of their lives in Christ.
Jesus commands us to forgive. We need to realize the depth of what God has forgiven us. He has forgiven us more than we can ever forgive someone else. God may be using the wrong for your good and His glory. God is faithful in His forgiveness. He forgets our sins and remembers them no more. When we refuse to forgive, it severely affects our relationship with God in fellowship, worship, and prayer. We need to realized that forgiving allows us to be like Christ; He was meek, compassionate, and peaceable. In this fallen world, there is the need to cover many sins, and love covers a multitude. Finally, we must forgive those who seek forgiveness; it is a command. As Christians, we have been forgiven of all our sins. We should marvel and be humbled that God would forgive us. We need to be like Christ and always be desiring to forgive others.
We need to understand what God gave us our tongue and our words for! There is a divine purpose and in understanding this, we can grow to more fully live for the glory of God! The bottom line is our words are not our own. God is to be the Lord over our mouths. He is the owner of our words as they are given to us by Him. So, how can we live using our tongues as God created them for? We find the answer in Ephesians 4.
We need to give thanks daily to Christ for all of our blessings from him. Why do we give thanks? This question is answered through the scripture passage: Psalm 111. 1) Give praise. Our speech should glorify God always, not just on Sundays. Each day we are to share of the goodness of God. 2) God never makes a mistake for all of his ways are correct. All of his deeds are glorious and majestic and his righteousness endures forever. We are to declare his glory.
3) God is gracious and compassionate. We are saved by God's grace. God is a God of great love and He shows this by sending his Son into the world. God is also daily active in his creation and provides us with all that we have by his grace. 4) God's power is against the evil of this world. We only stand by God's hand. God provides us with what we need. No one can outdo God's plan for this world. If the church remains faithful, we will be triumphant. God is on His throne!
5) God sent redemption to his people. Salvation is given by God, for God calls people to himself.
6) Godly wisdom comes from studying God's Word. We learn what God expects of us. The Bible is a treasure from God.