1 Peter 2:20-25 20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you […]
Haggai 1:1-8 A Call to Build the House of the Lord 1 In the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jozadak,[a] the high priest: 2 […]
Psalm 95:1-7 1 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. 3 For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. 4 In his hand […]
John 11:1-16 & 43,44
1. The Tragedy – John 11:1,2,14
i. Struck in spite of Gods love – John 11:3,5,36
ii. Jesus Allowed and Prolonged – John 11:3,6,14,15
iii. For Glory of God – John 11:4,40
2. The Tears – John 11:19-21
i. Are Temporal – John 11:17
ii. God weeps with us – John 11:35
3. The Triumph – John 11:41-44
4. The Response
i. Belief (Trust) – John 11:45
ii. Bitter (Treachery) – John 11:46
1. Believers are not immune to the tragedies as long as we live in this fallen world.
2. Tragedies are the stark reminders of the affect of sin. – John 16:33
3. God may allow tragedies in believer’s life for His glory. – John 11:4
4. God mourns with us in our tragedies and comforts us. – John 14:8, 2 Corinthians 1:3-6
5. Believers tragedies/tears are temporal. – John 16:20-22, Revelation 2:10;7:17;21:4
6. Believers are always triumphant in the midst of tragedies, including death. – Romans 8:35-37
2 Peter 1:1-11
1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
B – Believing
O – Obeying
L – Learning
D – Declaring
26 There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.
27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
1. God’s works are Great
Psalm 111:2 The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
2. God’s works are Honourable and Glorious
Psalm 111:3 His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
3. God’s works are Memorable
Psalm 111:4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.
4. God’s works are Powerful
Psalm 111:6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.
5. God’s works are Just
Psalm 111:7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
4 “See, the enemy is puffed up;
his desires are not upright—
but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness
1. Who was Habakkuk?
Habakkuk accused God of being:
2. What was the message given to Habakkuk?
3. What is the message for me?
Psalms 136 Chapter
His mercy endureth forever
1 John 3:1-3
1. God’s Love
2. God’s Life
3. God’s Likeness
Response to calamity or difficulties as God’s children
17 Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights.
For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.