Train up a child in the way he should go...Prov. 22:6a
Isaiah—Here am I send me; Isa. 6:8
Amos—A herdman and fruit gatherer, God said go; Amos 7:14, 15
Jeremiah—Be not afraid of their faces; Jer. 1:4-10
Elisha—plowing; I Kgs. 19:19
Abraham—called to a strange country; Heb. 11:8; Gen. 12:1
James & John—mending their nets; Matt. 4:21
Esther- if I perish I perish; Est. 4:14-16
Ruth- thy God will be my God; Ruth 1:16, 17
Mary- be it unto thine handmaid as thou hast said; Luke 1:38
Hannah- gave Samuel; I Sam. 1:11
Dorcas- alms giving; Acts 9:36
Wages of sin—Romans 6:23
Reap what ye sow—Galatians 6:7
Be sure your sin—Numbers 32:23
Isaiah 65:12; I Chronicles 10:13
The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-24)
(verses 11-13) The prodigal son had false:
(verses 14-17) The prodigal son lost his:
(verses 18-24) The prodigal son found real:
Heritage of the Godly (Psalms 61:5)
Enoch- “…and he was not; for God took him.” Genesis 5:24
Noah- “just, perfect in his generations and walked with God”
Abraham- “For I know him” Genesis 18:19
Joseph- “And the Lord was with Joseph” Genesis 39:2, 21, 23
Moses- “And the Lord spake to Moses face to face,”
Exodus 33:11 Deuteronomy 34:10
Esther- “…if I perish, I perish.” Esther 4:16
Elisha- “…let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.”
2 Kings 2:9-14
Ruth- “…and thy God, my God:” Ruth 1:16, 17
Read Hebrews 11 for many more examples of our Godly heritage.
Offered unceasingly- Isaiah 62:6
For home & friends- Mark 5:18, 19
Without shame or fear- 2 Timothy 1:8
Ready constantly- 1 Peter 3:15
Irrepressible- Acts 4:20
From within- Jeremiah 20:9
We are admonished to praise the Lord 13 times in Psalm 150.
Verse 28- criticism from relatives
Verse 29- a cause worth fighting for
Verse 33- looking on the outward
Verse 34, 35- preparation
Verse 37- go
Verse 39, 40- making use of our abilities
Verse 41- ready for the fight
Verse 45- dependence on the Lord
Verse 47- confidence in God
Verse 50- the battle won
2 Samuel 21:15-22 We will face many giants in our walk through life.
Harvest (Luke 8:5-8)
Seed- Word of God
Planting- through preaching, teaching, witnessing, etc.
Cultivating- follow up
Harvest- that soul won to God
Verse 35- sin blinds
Verse 38- realized his need
Verse 39- oppositions
Verse 40- Jesus is waiting
Verse 41- acknowledged his need
Verse 43- victory came
Verse 46- sin blinds
Verse 47- realized his need
Verse 48- oppositions
Verse 49- Jesus is waiting
Verse 50- casting away things that hinder
Verse 51- acknowledged his need
Verse 52- victory came
Verse 1- we don’t have to fear death
Verse 2- Jordan was in flood stage; sometimes what the Lord
asks may seem difficult
Verse 3, 4- “The steps of a good man…”
Verse 5- God will not let us down
Verse 6, 7- be strong for the Lord
Verse 8- obedience to God’s Word is the key
Verse 9- God will never leave us nor forsake us
Redeemer- to regain possession of by paying a price. Isaiah 59:20
Advocate- one who pleads the cause of another. 1 John 2:1
Shiloh- tranquillity, peacefulness. Genesis 49:10
Ransom- to set free on payment. 1 Timothy 2:6
Worthy- deserving of respect or honor. Revelation 5:12
Refiner- free from impurities. Malachi 3:2, 3
Christ- the Anointed One. Matthew 1:16
Emmanuel- God with us. Matthew 1:23
Mediator- a peacemaker, an intercessor. 1 Timothy 2:5
Jesus- Savior. Matthew 1:21
Rock- foundation, support, refuge, firm. 1 Corinthians 10:4
Daniel - Destroy all the wise men (Dan. 2:12).
In the gap (Dan. 2:24)
Esther - Destroy all the Jews (Est. 3:13).
In the gap (Est. 4:16; 7:3, 4)
Moses - Israelites oppressed (Ex. 3:9).
In the gap (Ex. 5:1)
Joseph - Famine (Gen. 42:2).
In the gap (Gen. 45:5-7)
David - Goliath (1 Sam. 17:4).
In the gap (1 Sam. 17:50)
Noah - Earth to be destroyed (Gen. 6:13).
In the gap (Gen. 7:23)
Are you willing to stand in the gap?
For God- greatest Being
So loved- greatest love
The world- greatest need
He gave- greatest sacrifice
His Son- greatest gift
Whosoever- greatest invitation
Not perish- greatest escape
Everlasting life- greatest hope
Verse 1- satisfies
Verse 2- leads
Verse 3- restores
Verse 4- calms
Verse 5- provides
Verse 6- promises
“I AM’s” of Christ taken from the book of St. John
The Messiah- 4:26
The Bread of Life- 6:35
The Light- 8:12; 9:5
I Am- 8:58
The Door- 10:9
The Good Shepherd- 10:11
The Son of God- 10:36
The Resurrection- 11:25
Lord and Master- 13:13
The Way, Truth, and Life- 14:6
The True Vine- 15:1
Chp 4:1 Let us fear: We don’t want to miss heaven.
Duet. 10:12; Eccl. 12:13
Chp 4:11 Let us labor: We must put forth an effort.
2 Tim. 2:15; Luke 13:24
Chp 4:16 Let us come boldly: We can be earnest in our praying.
Matt. 7:7; 1 Thess. 5:17
Chp 6:1 Let us go on: We need to grow spiritually.
1 Pet. 2:2; 2 Pet. 3:18
Chp 10:22 Let us draw near: We should stay close to God.
Psa. 73:28; James 4:8
Chp 10:23 Let us hold fast: We cannot compromise.
1 Cor. 15:58; 2 Pet. 3:17
Chp 10:24 Let us consider one another: We need to think of others.
Eph. 4:32; 1 Thess. 3:12
Daniel: “Thou art greatly beloved.” Dan. 9:23
Job: “Hast thou considered my servant Job?” Job 2:3
Moses: “Whom the Lord knew face to face.” Duet. 34:10
Steven: “I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of God.” Acts 7:56
Abraham: “For I know him.” Gen. 18:19
Samuel: “The Lord was with him.” 1 Sam. 3:19
Enoch: “And he was not for God took him.” Gen. 5:24
Noah: “And Noah walked with God.” Gen. 6:9
Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Rock- a firm support, something unmovable.
Isa. 28:16 a tried stone, a sure foundation
1 Tim. 6:19 a good foundation against the future
Fortress- stronghold, place of security.
Nahum 1:7 stronghold in the day of trouble
Psa. 34:7 surrounds and delivers us
Deliverer- one who frees from restraint, evil, danger, etc.
1 Cor. 10:13 delivers from temptation
2 Pet. 2:9 the Lord knows how to deliver us
God- whatever we put first in our life.
Ex. 20:3 He should be first place in lives
Psa. 73:28 others will pass away but it is good to trust in God
Strength- source of power; reliance on.
Isa. 40:31 the Lord renews our strength
Isa. 41:10 He helps and strengthens us
Buckler- small round shield.
Psa. 91:4 a good place to be
Ex. 14:14 He will fight for us
Horn- a symbol of glory and power.
Job 42:2 God is all powerful
Lk. 1:37 nothing is impossible with God
High tower- a place of security or defense.
Prov. 3:24 security
Heb. 13:6 defense
We are in a spiritual warfare but in Christ we have a refuge.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Reverence- honor or respect; profound adoring, awed respect
Worship- to honor or reverence as a divine Being
Respect- high or special regard: esteem or honor
We respect or honor God’s house as a place to worship. We show reverence to the things in God’s house.
Ways we don’t respect God’s house:
Writing in the song books
Cutting up during a service
Carving initials on the pews
Putting chewing gum under the seats
Leaving trash in our pews
Running in church
Putting our feet on the seat in front of us
The way we dress for church
References: Leviticus 19:30 Psalm 89:7
Why do we raise our hands? It’s one way of testifying or glorifying God. Sometimes we do it in earnestness while praying.
References: Psalm 28:2; 134:2; 143:6
What about singing and the orchestra?
References: 1 Chronicles 25:6 1 Chronicles 15:16
Selling or eating in church
References: John 2:16 1 Corinthians 11:22, 34
Testifying in church- Do you ever wonder what to say?
References: Isaiah 12:4 Acts 5:20 Isaiah 63:7
Prayer in church
Reference: Acts 3:1
Is posture important? We kneel as a sign of submission and reverence.
Mark 11:25 Luke 22:41 2 Chronicles 20:18 Exodus 4:31
References: Luke 4:16 Hebrews 10:25
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
The act of addressing supplication to a divinity, especially to
the true God; the offering of adoration, confession, supplication,
and thanksgiving to the Supreme Being. The act of praying, or of
asking a favor; earnest request or entreaty.
Effectual- The decisive accomplishment of a result or fulfillment of an intention. Able to produce a desired effect.
Fervent- Marked by great warmth of feeling, ardent, glowing, very hot, impassioned.
James 5:16 (AMP)
The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].