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This study comes from a book in the Bible that you may not have spent much time in. No, not the Song of Solomon. Have you read the...
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Introduction:<br />This study comes from a book in the Bible that you may not have spent much time in. No, not the Song of Solomon. Have you read the book of Philemon lately? Have you ever read the book of Philemon? If so, do you know what it is about? And did you get anything out of it? I must say that for a long time, I wasn't greatly enriched by this little letter. In fact, to be a little more honest, I once said to my dad that there is nothing in the book of Philemon! Nothing! I had never heard a sermon from the book of Philemon, nor had I ever heard any preacher say ‘now please turn with me in your Bibles to the book of… Philemon.’ Not once. I read it a few times but always seemed to struggle with what I could take out of it for my life.<br /><br />And then I read the life story of H.A Ironside. What an amazing man he was… but that’s another topic! At one stage in the book, two questions were posed to him which caught my attention – He was asked ‘On what passages of scripture have you preached most?’ and ‘What is your best loved sermon.’ His reply to the first question was Exodus 12, Psalm 32, Romans 1:16-20 and (now I thought I must be going slightly mad...) Philemon! In reply to the second question he said that it was very hard to say, but probably his favorite sermon was ‘Charge that to my account’ from, of course, the book of Philemon! I was beginning to feel rather small at this point for the book of Philemon, which I had nearly written off, seemed to be the favorite of this great bible teacher and leader!<br /><br />What had I missed? Apparently quite a lot as we shall soon see! But to begin with, let me just say that the message of Philemon ‘clicked’ for me when I saw the title of Ironsides sermon – ‘Charge that to my account.’ But more on that later! Let's start with the text and read the whole letter seeing it is but one chapter.<br />___________________________<br /><br />Phm 1:1-25 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved brother and fellow worker, (2) and to Apphia our sister, and to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house: (3) Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (4) I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers, (5) because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints; (6) and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is in you for Christ's sake. (7) For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother. (8) Therefore, though I have enough confidence in Christ to order you to do what is proper, (9) yet for love's sake I rather appeal to you--since I am such a person as Paul, the aged, and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus-- (10) I appeal to you for my child Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my imprisonment, (11) who formerly was useless to you, but now is useful both to you and to me. (12) I have sent him back to you in person, that is, sending my very heart, (13) whom I wished to keep with me, so that on your behalf he might minister to me in my imprisonment for the gospel; (14) but without your consent I did not want to do anything, so that your goodness would not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own free will. (15) For perhaps he was for this reason separated from you for a while, that you would have him back forever, (16) no longer as a slave, but more than a slave, a beloved brother, especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord. (17) If then you regard me a partner, accept him as you would me. (18) But if he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge that to my account; (19) I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand, I will repay it (not to mention to you that you owe to me even your own self as well). (20) Yes, brother, let me benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ. (21) Having confidence in your obedience, I write to you, since I know that you will do even more than what I say. (22) At the same time also prepare me a lodging, for I hope that through your prayers I will be given to you. (23) Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you, (24) as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, Luke, my fellow workers. (25) The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.<br /><br />To continue....
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Verses 11-12: “After his kind”: God set in motion a providential process whereby the vegetable kingdom could reproduce through seeds which would... Show more

Verses 11-12: “After his kind”: God set in motion a providential process whereby the vegetable kingdom could reproduce through seeds which would maintain each one’s unique characteristics.The same phrase is used to describe the perpetuating reproduction of animals within their created species (verses 21, 24-25), and indicates that evolution, which proposes reproduction across species lines, is a false explanation of origins.Genesis 1:11 "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the earth: and it was so."“Whose seed is in itself”: The principle of reproduction that marks all life (verses 22, 24, 28).Contrary to the modern evolutionists (who insist that all plants and animals developed over hundreds of millions of years from a single speck of life in the ocean) and theistic evolutionists (who claim the Bible allows for such processes by the use of such phrases as “Let the earth bring forth)”.Genesis not only dates the creation of marine life (verse 20), as being after the creation of plants and fruit trees, but also reveals that fruit trees were created already bearing fruit “whose seed is in itself.”God produced a functioning and mature Creation. Plants were created full-grown, as mature and adult organisms, with a superficial appearance of age. Similarly, Adam and Eve were created as adults. The phrase “after his’ [or their] “kind” is repeated 10 times in this chapter, and demands that adults of each “kind” would have to be created supernaturally to begin the life cycle.Moses uses the word “kind” 30 out of the 31 times it appears in the Old Testament. The word may not require the separate creation of each species by God, but it does require at least the separate creation of families within orders.You see God not only created the first plant life, grass, fruit, trees etc., but He also provided the way for it to perpetuate itself. Plant life could not exist without the light acting on the chlorophyll in the plant leaves and causing it to grow.Notice, the first three words "And God said", and the last four words say it all "and it was so".Genesis 1:12 "And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good."And the earth brought forth grass": In great abundance at once; the hills and vales were clothed with it, and so a rich provision was made the beasts and cattle of the earth a few days before they were created:And herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself after his kind": wholesome and healthful herbs and plants, and delicious fruit to be meat and food for man, ready prepared for him when created (see Gen. 1:29); on this day, though after related, were made the garden of Eden, and all the trees in it, pleasant for sight, and good for food.Particularly the tree of life, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil,“And God saw that it was good": Which he had now caused to spring forth, grass, herbs, and fruit trees, which were good for men and beast, and this he foresaw would be so.Genesis 1:13 "And the evening and the morning were the third day."And here was the third day.Genesis 1:14 "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:"“Lights”: Verse 16. For 3 days, there had been light (verse 4), in the day as though there was a sun, and lesser light at night as though there were the moon and stars. God could have left it that way, but did not.He created the “lights, sun, moon, and stars,” not for light, but to serve as markers for signs, seasons, days, and years.“Signs”: Certainly to include:(1) Weather (Matt. 16:2-3);(2) Testimony to God (Psalms 8, 19; Rom. 1:14-20);(3) Divine judgment (Joel 2:30-31; Matt. 24:29);(4) Navigation (Matt. 2:1-2).“Seasons”: It is the earth’s movement in relation to the sun and moon that determines the seasons and the calendar.The Scripture says they were also to be for telling the seasons, and the days, and the years. In the Jewish calendar a month occurs at every new moon.“Verses 15-18”: “Two great lights … to divide the light from the darkness”: It was God (not some other deity) who created the lights. Israel had originally come from Mesopotamia, where the celestial bodies were worshiped, and more recently from Egypt, where the sun was worshiped as a primary deity.God was revealing to them that the very stars, moons, and planets which Israel’s neighbors had worshiped were the products of His creation. Later, they became worshipers of the “host of heaven”, which led to their being taken captive out of the Promised Land.Genesis 1:15 "And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so."“Lights in the firmament … give light upon the earth”: To continue there as luminous bodies; as enlighteners, as the word signifies. Causing light, or as being the instruments of conveying it, particularly to the earth, as follows: “to give light upon the earth”; and the inhabitants of it, when formed: “and it was so”.These lights were formed and placed in the firmament of the heaven for such uses, and served such purposes as God willed and ordered they should.Genesis 1:16 "And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars also."“And God made two great lights” refers to the sun and moon. They did not appear (a different verb and stem), as the dry land did in verse 9, but were actually made (`asah, synonymous with bara’), at this time. God makes it clear that He, not the sun, is the earth’s Creator, and that God is not dependent upon the sun either for the earth’s material substance or for the sustaining of life.From the standpoint of astronomy, the sun and the moon are obviously not “the two great lights” of the universe. This is the language of appearance, as seen from man’s viewpoint. Genesis is written in geocentric (rather than heliocentric), terms.“Signs” in verse 14 might refer to unusual sights in the heavens, such as eclipses of the sun, rather than suggest that God designed the celestial bodies to determine the destinies of individual men as modern astrologers proclaim (2 Kings 23:12; Jer. 19:13; Zeph. 1:5), where God condemns such practice.Genesis 1:17 "And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,"In the fourth day's work, the creation of the sun, moon, and stars is accounted for. All these are the works of God. The stars are spoken of as they appear to our eyes, without telling their number, nature, place, size, or motions; for the Scriptures were written, not to gratify curiosity, or make us astronomers, but to lead us to God, and make us saints.The lights of heaven are made to serve him; they do it faithfully, and shine in their season without fail. We are set as lights in this world to serve God; but do we in like manner answer the end of our creation? We do not: our light does not shine before God, as his lights shine before us. We burn our Master's candles, but do not mind our Master's work.Genesis 1:18 "And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that [it was] good."And God set (literally, gave), them (i.e. sun, moon, and stars), in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day and even the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. An intimation that on this day the astronomical arrangements for the illumination of the globe and the measurement of time were permanently settled. And God saw that it was good.Genesis 1:19 "And the evening and the morning were the fourth day."This was the conclusion of the creation of the sun and moon as fixtures that we might see the light in, thus ending the 4th day.Genesis Chapter 1 Continued Questions1.      That which man saw when he looked up was called what?2.      The third heaven is where God is, what are the other 2 heavens called?3.      Where were approximately half the waters upon the earth located?4.      What type of an effect would this have on the earth?5.      What might explain the longevity described in Genesis 5?6.      What does under the firmament refer to?7.      What caused the dry land?8.      What day did this happen?9.      What happened on day three?10.  What was the dry land called?11.  What was the one main place where all the water collected?12.  What was unusual about the fruit trees when they were created?13.  What happened on day four?14.  What were some of the signs for in verse 14?15.  What were the 2 great lights?16.  What was their purpose?
Avi Amen, great study. 2 weeks ago
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Paavo Love this study we never study on Genesis like this it is a lot different. Now I can see the connection clearly between the old and new. It is amazing! 2 weeks ago
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Genesis Chapter 1 Continued

Genesis 1:6 "And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the...
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Genesis Chapter 1 ContinuedGenesis 1:6 "And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."Firmament or expanse is the portion of God’s creation named “heavens,” that which man saw when he looked up, i.e., the atmospheric and stellar heaven.“Firmament” is an “expanse” between the waters suspended by God in vapor form over the earth. Most likely, approximately half of the waters upon the earth were supernaturally elevated above the atmosphere, perhaps in the form of an invisible vapor canopy.This would have trapped the earth’s heat with a “greenhouse effect” and would have provided a uniformly tropical climate everywhere, until it collapsed upon the earth during the universal rainfall at the time of the great Flood (7:11). This might explain the longer life described in Genesis 5, in addition to providing a water source for the Flood of chapters 6 to 9.I do not believe that God expects us to scientifically figure out how this all came about. He just expects us to have faith that He did it.Genesis 1:7 "And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which [were] under the firmament from the waters which [were] above the firmament: and it was so."“Firmament … under the firmament”: This refers to subterranean reservoirs (7:11).“Above the firmament”: This could possibly have been a canopy of water vapor which acted to make the earth like a hothouse, provided uniform temperature, inhibited mass air movements, caused mist to fall, and filtered out ultraviolet rays, thus extending life.Genesis 1:8 "And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day."“And God called the firmament heaven”: Including the starry and airy heavens: it has its name from its height in the Arabic language, it being above the earth, and reaching to the third heaven; though others take the word "shamaim" to be a compound of two words, "sham" and "maim", that is, there are waters, namely, in the clouds of heaven.At the end of the second day there is no phrase "and God saw that it was good" (verse 10). Anything we might say about this would be just supposition.Thus, here was the second day.Verses 9-10 “Dry land”: This was caused by a tremendous, cataclysmic upheaval of the earth’s surface, and the rising and sinking of the land, which caused the waters to plunge into the low places, forming the seas, the continents, islands, rivers and lakes (Job 38:4-11; Psalm 104:6-9).Genesis 1:9 "And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry [land] appear: and it was so."Verse 9 - Day three. The distribution of land and water and the production of vegetation on this day engaged the formative energy of the word of Elohim. And God said, Let the waters under heaven be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.To explain the second part of this phenomenon as a consequence of the first, the disclosure of the solid ground by the retirement of the waters from its surface, and not rather vice versa, is to reverse the ordinary processes of nature.Modern analogy suggests that the breaking up of the hitherto universal ocean into seas, lakes, and rivers was effected by the upheaval of the land through the action of subterranean fires, or the subsidence of the earth's crust in consequence of the cooling and shrinking of the interior mass.Psalm 104 hints at electric agency in connection with the elevation of the mountains and the sinking of the ocean beds (comments added by author).Psalm 104:7-8 "At thy rebuke they (the waters) fled: at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away (were scattered). They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them".The gathering of the waters into one place implies no more than that they were, from this day forward, to be collected into one vast body, and restrained within bounds in a place by themselves, so as to admit of the exposure of the earth's soil.The "place founded for them" was, of course, the depths and hollows in the earth's crust, into which they were immediately withdrawn, not through direct supernatural agency, but by their own natural gravitation. The configuration of the dry land is not described; but there is reason to believe that the original distribution of land and water was the same, or nearly the same, as it is at present.Genesis 1:10 "And God called the dry [land] Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that [it was] good.""And God called the dry land earth": The whole chaos that was a muddy fluid, a mixture of earth and water, a rude unformed mass of matter. But now that part consisting of, or formed of, land and was separated from the waters, and they from it, is called "earth":Which has its name in the Arabic language from its being low and depressed; the lighter parts having been elevated, and moved upwards, and formed the atmosphere; the grosser parts subsiding and falling downwards, made the earth, which is low with respect to the firmament, which has its name in the same language from its height, as before observed.“And the gathering together of the waters called he seas”: for though there was but one place into which they were collected, and which is the main ocean, with which all other waters have a communication, and so are one; yet there are different seas, as the Red sea, the Mediterranean, Caspian, Baltic, etc.Or which are denominated from the shores they wash, as the German, British, etc., and even lakes and pools of water are called seas, as the sea of Galilee and Tiberias, which was no other than the lake of Gennesaret.“And God saw that it was good”: That these two should be separate, that the waters should be in one place, and the dry land appear, and both have the names he gave them. And this is here mentioned, because now the affair of the waters, the division and separation of them, were brought to an end, and to perfection.To continue...

Reflection on God’s discipline

How do I know when God is disciplining me?

A useful rule of thumb can be found in Hebrews 12:7: ‘Endure hardship as...
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Jerry Amen, very good sister. 2 weeks ago
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Genesis Chapter 1 - Continued

“Verses 1:4-5 “Divided … called”: After the initial creation, God continued to complete His universe. Once God...
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Genesis Chapter 1 - Continued“Verses 1:4-5 “Divided … called”: After the initial creation, God continued to complete His universe. Once God separated certain things, He then named them. Separating and naming were acts of dominion and served as a pattern for man, who would also name a portion of God’s creation over which God gave him dominion (2:19-20).Genesis 1:4 "And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness."“Good”: Good for the purposes it was intended to serve (1:31). The word contains less an aesthetic judgment than a designation of purpose and correspondence to God’s will, indicating the moral goodness of the Creation.“Light”: Not the sun which was created on the fourth day (verse 16), but some fixed light source outside of the earth. The earth passed through a day-and-night cycle in reference to this light.Genesis 1:5 "And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day."“God called”: This act demonstrates His sovereign dominion over His creation. In the Semitic world, the naming of something or someone was the token of lordship. Reuben changed the names of the cities of the Amorites after he had conquered them (Num. 32:38). Likewise, Pharaoh Necho changed Eliakim’s name to Jehoiakim after he defeated the Judean king (2 Kings 23:34).“First day”: God established the pattern of creation in 7 days which constituted a completed week. “Day” can refer to: (1) the light portion of a 24-hour period (1:5, 14); (2) an extended period of time (2:4); or (3) the 24 hour period which basically refers to a full rotation of the earth on its axis, called evening and morning.This cannot mean an age, but only a day, reckoned by the Jews from sunset to sunset (verses 8, 13, 19, 23, 31). “Day” with numerical adjectives in Hebrew always refers to a 24-hour period.Comparing the order of the week in Exodus 20:8-11 with the creation week; confirms this understanding of the time element. Such cycle of light and dark means that the earth was rotating on its axis so that there was a source of light on one side of the earth, though the sun was not yet created (verse 16).“Day” (Hebrew yom): Apart from the use of the word day in verses 5, 8, 13, 19, 23, and 31, where it describes the days of Creation, it is used in at least four ways in the first two chapters of Genesis:(1) The 12-hour period of daylight as opposed to night (verses 14, 16, and 18);(2) A solar day of 24 hours (verse 14);(3) The period of light that began with the creation of light on the first day (verse 5); and(4) The entire, six-day creative period (2:4).Everywhere in the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Hebrew bible), the word “day” when used (as here) with a definite article or numerical adjective means a solar day or a normally calibrated, 24-hour day. Thus, the biblical account of Creation clearly indicates that God created the world in six literal days (Exodus 20:11).In verse one, the only indication we have when heaven and earth were created is that it happened in the beginning. We must dwell on Genesis because a true and firm revelation of faith and God's grace begins right here at the beginning.God's grace in that he wanted fellowship with mankind so much that He would go to the trouble to create the world and everything in it for man's use. Then the faith comes in on our part. We must believe that God's Words are true and that the world was created by Elohim God.Thus, brings the end of the first day.Genesis Chapter 1 Questions1.      Who are the three indicated in this word?2.      What is the word translated "God" in Genesis 1:1?3.      What does the word Bara mean?4.      How was the earth described when it was first formed?5.      Who moved on the face of the waters?6.      Is darkness always a symbol of evil?7.      What does “deep” refer to?8.      What is one of the biblical proofs of the deity of the Holy spirit?9.      Where did the light come from in verse 3?10.  What did each command start with when God started His Creation?11.  What was God’s evaluative approval (3 words)?12.  What was the purpose of the light in verse 4?13.  What was the light called in verse five?14.  What was the darkness called?15.  Name 2 others mentioned in this lesson, showing their “lordship” by naming or renaming something?16.  How long in hours was the first day?17.  Was this light the sun?18.  How many biblical days did it take God to create the world?19.  What is our part in all of this?20.  In verse 5, which day comes to an end?
Achava Great study! 3 weeks ago
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Neriah Avraham Thank you brother! 3 weeks ago
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Many thanks to my beloved family in Israel for this!

Shema Yisrael (or Sh'ma Yisrael; Hebrew: שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל; "Hear, O]Israel" is a prayer. It is also the...
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Many thanks to my beloved family in Israel for this! :)Shema Yisrael (or Sh'ma Yisrael; Hebrew: שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל; "Hear, O]Israel" is a prayer. It is also the first two words of a section of the Torah, and is the title (better known as The Shema) of a prayer that serves as a centerpiece of the morning and evening Jewish prayer services.Understanding the ShemaThe Shema (pronounced sh’mah) (Deuteronomy 6:4) is the first prayer taught in a Jewish home and the last words said before death. Twice each day the three sections of the Shema are said (Deuteronomy 6:4–9; 11:13–21 and Numbers 15:37–41). It is the traditional creed and confession of faith of the Jewish people throughout the ages. It proclaims Israel’s God as the one true God, and calls Israel to obey only him. It challenges paganism, polytheism and pantheism, and grounds Israel’s faith in the Creator and Saviour of the world.Shema Yisrael Adonai Elohenu Adonai Echad.‘Listen, Israel, the LORD is our God, the LORD is one.’The name of God (‘YHWH’) is not pronounced, but his holiness is affirmed.The six-word phrase affirms:• God is – he exists• God speaks – he calls for our attention and obedience• God is one – a composite unity (see Genesis 1:26), but one being• God is only one – there are no other gods beside him• God is the only one who saves – the revelation of God’s name, ‘YHWH’, speaks of the exodus where God rescued his people• God is the only one Israel should obey – he is our God
Darshana You are welcome sister. 3 weeks ago
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Genesis Chapter 1

Verses 1:1 – 2:3: This description of God creating heaven and earth is understood to be: (1) recent, i.e., thousands not millions...
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Genesis Chapter 1Verses 1:1 – 2:3: This description of God creating heaven and earth is understood to be: (1) recent, i.e., thousands not millions of years ago; (2) ex nihilo, i.e., out of nothing; and (3) special, i.e., in 6 consecutive 24 hour periods called “days” and further distinguished as such by this phrase, “the evening and the morning.” “In the beginning”: While God exists eternally (Psalm 90:2); this marked the beginning of the universe in time and space. In explaining Israel’s identity and purpose to her on the plains of Moab, God wanted His people to know about the origin of the world in which they found themselves.“God”: Elohim is a general term for deity and a name for the True God, though used also at times for pagan gods (31:30), angels (Psalm 8:5), men (Psalm 82:6), and judges (Exodus 21:6). Moses made no attempt to defend the existence of God, which is assumed, or explain what He was like in person and works which is treated elsewhere (Isa. 43:10, 13). Both are to be believed by faith (Heb. 11:3, 6).“Created”: This word is used here of God’s creative activity alone, although it occasionally is used elsewhere of matter which already existed (Isa. 65:18). Context demands in no uncertain terms that this was a creation without preexisting material (as does other Scripture: Isa. 40:28; 45:8, 12, 18; 48:13; Jer. 10:16; Acts 17:24).“The heavens and the earth”: All of God’s creation is incorporated into this summary statement which includes all 6, consecutive days of creation.Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."“In the beginning”: Creation marks the absolute beginning of the temporal and material world. The traditional Jewish and Christian belief is that Geneses 1:1 declares that God created the original heaven and earth from nothing (Lat. “ex nihilo”) and that verse 2 clarifies that when it came from the Creator’s hand, the mass was “without form, and void,” unformed and without any life. The rest of the chapter then explains the process of Creation in detail.There is no evidence in the Hebrew text for long ages of evolutionary development or a gap of time between verse 1 and verse 2.“God”: (Hebrew Elohim): This form of the divine name occurs 2,570 times in the Old Testament. The plural ending “im” indicates a plural of majesty and takes a singular verb.“Created”: (Hebrew bara): Meaning to create, shape or form. This verb is used exclusively with God as its subject. It refers to the instantaneous and miraculous act of God by which He brought the universe into existence. Thus, the Genesis account of Creation refutes atheism, pantheism, polytheism, and evolution.This leaves no doubt that God is an eternal being. It also leaves no doubt that God himself created the earth. God, mentioned in Genesis 1:1 is actually Elohim (a plural word). Another Meaning of Elohim is, the highest being to be feared, Elohim indicates more than one involved in the act of creation. “Elohim”, (high and mighty).This high and mighty Eternal One is actually God the Father, God the Word, and God the Holy Spirit. All who is in fact God, a singular verb is used often with the plural word Elohim indicating that there not only is a trinity of beings, but they are one in Spirit.The three words used in the creation are different, but all translated created (Bara, Yatzar, and Asah). Bara means to create from nothing and is used in Genesis 1:1.Genesis 1:2 "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."“Without form, and void”: This means “not finished in its shape and as yet uninhabited by creatures” (Isa. 45:18-19; Jer. 4:23). God would quickly (in 6 days) decorate His initial creation (1:2 – 2:3).(Hebrew, Tohu wabohu, “unformed and unfilled”) describes the condition of earth after the initial act of Creation. It does not describe a chaotic condition as a result of judgment. Thus was (Hebrew “hayetah”) is correct and should not be translated “became”. How the earth became formed and filled is described (in verses 3-31).“Darkness” is not always a symbol of evil (Psalm 104:19-24. Here it simply refers to the absence of light.“Deep” refers to the waters covering the earth, not some primitive evolution. Sometimes referred to as existing waters, this is the term used to describe the earth’s water-covered surface before the dry land emerged (1:9-10). Jonah used this word to describe the watery abyss in which he found himself submerged (Jonah 2:5).“The Spirit of God” Not only did God the Holy Spirit participate in creation, but so did God the Son (1 John 1:1-3; Col. 1:16; Heb. 1:2). Here is a clear reference to the creative activity of the Holy Spirit.John 1:3 indicates that Christ actually created all things for the Father. Thus, all three persons of the Trinity are active in the Creation. This undoubtedly accounts for the plural pronouns “us” and “our” (in verse 26), which take singular verbs in expressing the tri-unity of God.The first emblem of the Holy Spirit in Scripture is that of the Spirit “moving” or literally “brooding” over the waters, much as a bird broods over her eggs to hatch them. The Scriptures assign to the Holy Spirit the works of creating the world (Psalm 33:6), of brooding over the waters (verse 2), of garnishing the heavens (Job 26:13), of renewing the earth (Psalm 104:30), and of sustaining life (Psalm 104:29).“The heavens and the earth”: All of God’s creation is incorporated into this summary statement which includes all 6, consecutive days of creation.The Holy Spirit’s work in Creation results in order (Isa. 40:12, 14; Gen. 1:2); life (Job 33:4); beauty (Job 26:13); and renewal (Psalm 104:30).The work of the Holy Spirit in Creation is one of the biblical proofs of His deity. The Scriptures also describe the physical body of the Christian as the temple of the Holy Spirit, and suggest He is in the process of recreating us into Christ’s image (Phil. 1:6; Gen. 1:2; Luke 4:18).Genesis 1:3 "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light."“And God said”: God effortlessly spoke light into existence (Psalm 33:6; 148:5). This dispelled the darkness of verse 2.This is the first of a highly-structured series of succinct and formulaic sentences expressing the creative commands of God. Thus, Creation is accomplished by His word. Each command consists of:(1) An announcement, “God said”;(2) A creative command, “Let there be”;(3) A summary word of accomplishment, “And it was so”;(4) A descriptive word of accomplishment, “The earth brought forth”;(5) A descriptive blessing, “God blessed”;(6) An evaluative approval, “It was good”; and(7) A concluding temporal framework, numbering each day.“Light”: The greater and lesser lights (the sun and moon) were created later (1:14-19), on the fourth day. Here, God was the provider of light (2 Cor. 4:6), and will in eternity future be the source of light (Rev. 21:23).To Continue...
Aapeli Thank you Jerry!! 2 months ago
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Scripture ref: Psalm 84

SUBJECT: Prayer

TITLE: Why does the Psalmist cry?

PROPOSITION: The Psalmist cries because of 1) Sickness and Suffering, 2) The...
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Daily Proverb - Proverbs 19:6

Many will intreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that gives gifts.

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Daily Proverb - Proverbs 17:20

He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

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Shannon EXCELLENT!!👍❤ 2 months ago
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Making disciples is not easy but it is the last command of Jesus. To not make disciples (in the power of Spirit) is to disobey Jesus. Renaut van der... Show more

Making disciples is not easy but it is the last command of Jesus. To not make disciples (in the power of Spirit) is to disobey Jesus. Renaut van der Riet (pastor Mosaic Community Church, Oakland, Florida) writes about the difficulty of making disciples - "In this fast-food, instant-access generation, we have often substituted true discipleship for a superficial community experience and a program-driven approach to faith. These require far less work and a much lower level of commitment. Our churches may grow numerically, but we are left dabbling in the shallows of God instead of diving into the depths of God. We have come a long way since the days when someone would drop everything for the honor of following their rabbi...As a young pastor charting a course through the jungle of planting a church and now shepherding that church, I’ve discovered that it is increasingly difficult to find mentors who will guide me through the ins and outs of practical, biblical discipleship."Max Anders writes that "evidence suggests that on the whole, the church is dramatically falling short on discipleship. As I speak with people about this subject, there seems to be a pervasive sense among church observers that we are categorically failing at this central responsibility." (Brave New Discipleship-Cultivating Scripture-driven Christians in a Culture-driven World)Dr Howard Hendricks, beloved professor at DTS who went home to the Lord in 2013, said that every believer should foster three relationships in their life for as Solomon said “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17):• A PAUL —an older and wiser believer from whom you can learn (I would add one who has had time to make more mistakes).• A Barnabas—a friend who encourages, and holds you accountable• A Timothy—a young believer in whom you are investingThis short list begs several questions. If you are a Paul, an older man (woman) in the faith, do you have a Timothy (or Timothea)? Why not? If you are like Paul or like Timothy, do you have a Barnabas to encourage you and keep you accountable? If you are a young believer, have you prayerfully sought out an older, more mature saint to be your Paul? Why not? The "Jesus way" is to make disciples and by implication to be a disciple who will go on to make disciples (2 Ti 2:2+). Obedience to Jesus' last command will bring lasting joy, not only in this life but in the life to come (read Jn 15:16, Mt 6:19-21+, 2 Cor 5:10+, Rev 22:12+)! You are not under law but under grace (Ro 6:14+, cf Gal 5:18+), so take this to the Lord in prayer as to how He would have you respond.Where are the older Paul’s discipling the younger Timothy’s? 30 years ago I tried to find a Paul at the largest Bible church in Austin and could not, even after to appealing to several of the lead pastors. I was forced to find my "Paul" by reading works by other godly men, especially C H Spurgeon, John Piper, John MacArthur, Chuck Swindoll, Wayne Barber, et al. That’s why I am excited about what we are beginning. Steven Cole had a similar experience writing "When I was younger in the faith, I prayed about this and explored a few opportunities, but everything I tried fell flat. I couldn’t find anyone to be in the role of a Paul to me. Finally, I started reading the lives of the great men of God, such as George Muller, Charles Spurgeon, John Calvin, John Bunyan, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and a host of others. They have served as my spiritual mentors. I look forward to meeting them and sitting down for long chats in heaven! But ask God first for a living model." (Handing Off the Truth - 2 Timothy 2:2)Spiritual Multiplication is the goal, obeying Christ's command to make disciples who make disciples. My time on earth is short and God has impressed on me that the highest eternal "yield" (see Jesus' charge "to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last" forever! Jn 15:16, 8) is to invest in a group of younger, trustworthy, reliable men who are willing and able to pass the spiritual baton to other faithful men (2 Timothy 2:2- note ).But it will not happen by my power or so-called "adequacy" for sure –Jesus’ words keep resonating through my mind (these words are in a different context but applicable in principle. Context = When Jesus taught that He Himself was the Bread of life)…(1) John 6:63 “It is the Spirit Who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.” ("are spirit-giving and life-producing")So what is our great need from John 6:63? – dependence on the Spirit, diving into His Word = these are "spirit-giving and life-producing." So throughout our time together over the months to come the Holy Word illuminated/taught by the Holy Spirit will be our goal for only therein are we "adequate."(2) John 15:5 Jesus said “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides (active voice, present tense = habitually, as his routine practice, as his general lifestyle, "is at home") in Me, and I in him, (= oneness, covenant, intimacy – cp marriage covenant = man becoming one flesh with his wife – Ge 2:24 ) he bears much fruit; for (term of explanation) apart from Me you can (you have power [dunamai] to) do nothing (absolutely nothing).”(3) 2Cor 3:5-6 Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as servants of a New Covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. –What's the key word? Adequate.What's "letter"? the Law.Comment - Note the clear, striking contrast between law and Spirit, like oil and water! And again notice that any spiritual fruit that comes from us that possesses spiritual life and eternal value is produced by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Jesus, which emphasizes the disciple's desperate need to continually abide in and depend on His filling and His enabling if he or she is to be a fruitful follower of Christ.Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, publicly apologized to his congregation for failing to produce disciples in his church. Hybels instructed his staff to evaluate Willow Creek’s effectiveness, and the results caused Hybels to experience the “wake-up call” of his ministerial life. After investing 30 years of ministry and tens of millions of dollars in facilities, programs, and promotions, Willow Creek was admittedly unsuccessful in producing disciples. Resources were prioritized on attracting visitors, but a step-by-step plan for personal growth was ignored. (Here is a direct quote – "When you're three decades into leading a church as I am you think you 'get it' and the data proved there's some things I don't 'get it' yet!")David Platt author of books "Radical" and "Follow Me" writes that "In Jesus’ initial call to four men standing by the Sea of Galilee, we see that the inevitable overflow of being a disciple of Jesus is making disciples of Jesus. “Follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). This was a promise: Jesus would take His disciples and turn them into disciple-makers. And this was a command: he would call each of his disciples at the end of Matthew to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them to obey him (Matthew 28:19-20). From the start, God’s simple design has been for every single disciple of Jesus to make disciples who make disciples who make disciples until the gospel spreads to all peoples on the planet. Yet we have subtly and tragically taken this costly command of Christ to go, baptize, and teach all nations and mutated it into a comfortable call for Christians to come, be baptized, and listen in one location. If you were to ask individual Christians today what it means either to be a disciple or to make disciples, you would likely get jumbled thoughts, ambiguous answers, and probably even some blank stares. In all our activity as Christians and with all our resources in the church, we are practically ignoring the commission of Christ. Evangelism is relegated to a dreaded topic, discipleship is reduced to a canned program, and the majority of the church is currently sitting sidelined in a spectator mentality that delegates disciple-making to pastors and professionals, ministers and missionaries."J.D. Greear author of the provocative book "Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart" writes “Scientists and theologians agree: everything that is alive grows and reproduces. How is it, then, that so many Christians are not growing and not reproducing spiritually?"With that as a background, our primary resource for making disciples will be God's Word.
Jedediah Looking forward to this series. 2 months ago
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Tavish Me too. 2 months ago
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Diana Brown If we can grasp what the Apostle Paul/ Rabbi Shaul meant when he said, "Imitate me as I imitate Christ/Messiah", we can be fruitful in this area. I believe he meant to regard and uphold his teaching as long as he followed the Master and Messiah. That is the only way to make disciples of Yeshua/Jesus. Otherwise we wind up making clones of ourselves. 2 weeks ago
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Read James 3:8-10. Who can tame the tongue?

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Read James 3:8-10. Who can tame the tongue? Our mouth and the words that we allow to come out of it can show if we are slow to anger or quick to anger. A person who is slow to anger is a person who carefully watches the words that come out of their mouth. This type of person is wise! Fill in the sixth line on your how to be slow to anger... page. Spend a few minutes working on your memory verses. A person who is slow to anger gives a gentle answer. Find and read Proverbs 15:1. What does the word gentle mean? Proverbs 15:1 says “a gentle answer turns away wrath”. How would you describe a gentle answer? What does the word wrath mean? Sometimes in the book of Proverbs, King Solomon gives us two sides to a situation. Proverbs 15:1 is one of those times. Solomon says, “a gentle answer turns away wrath but... what? How can a harsh word stir up anger? Sometimes, in our own anger, we can make a situation worse by stirring up more anger or wrath. Other times, if we speak gently we can actually help get rid of another person’s anger. Pretty amazing, huh? I don’t think I will ever truly understand the power my mouth has over some one’s emotions. I know that many times I have allowed my mouth to be used in such a way as to hurt another person’s feelings. I want to learn to give a gentle answer. Have you ever seen a situation where someone was angry and another person used gentle words to calm them down? YES/NO What do you remember about that situation? Let’s work together and learn to be people who are slow to anger and give gentle answers. Fill in the seventh line on your "how to be slow to anger..." page. A person who is slow to anger settles arguments. So far, in our study, we've spent most of our time studying the book of Proverbs. Find and read Proverbs 15:18. What does Solomon call the man who stirs up dissention? Would a hot-tempered man be one who is quick to anger or slow to anger? What does the word dissention mean? According to Proverbs 15:18, what kind of man calms a quarrel? What does the term quarrel mean? Do you think a patient person would be a good kind of person to calm an argument? YES/NO Why or why not? Have you noticed that there are times when people will be arguing and not even really know what they are arguing about? YES/NO Maybe you have been in that type of situation. I know that I have been. It is not something to be proud of, though. In fact, this is one area that I want to work on in my own heart and life. A person who is slow to anger is a person who does not just jump into an argument.

A person who is slow to anger shows self control.

Let's look at some more wise counsel from King Solomon. Solomon wrote at least part of four...
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A person who is slow to anger shows self control.Let's look at some more wise counsel from King Solomon. Solomon wrote at least part of four different books of the Bible. Find Ecclesiastes in your Bible. Ecclesiastes is one of the books of the bible from Solomon. Read Ecclesiastes 7:9. Solomon tells us to not be quick to be angry. Let’s explore how we can not be quick to be angry. Find and read Proverbs 25:28 in your Bible. In Proverbs 25:28, Solomon creatively tells us to have self-control. Without self-control are like a city without walls. In other words, we have no defense from sin without self –control. What is self-control? How does being slow to anger show that you have self-control? Self-control is something that is especially hard for me. There are many areas where I lack self-control.I want to be a person who is slow to anger because I want to have self-control in that area of my life. I have a couple of story problems for you of people who need to learn self-control and to not be quick to anger. This story is about a mom who is trying to teach her children to be a light for Jesus. She reminds her children that Christians should act differently so that people notice. She wants her children to be a great reflection of God’s love every time they are around other people. However, that same mom has a hard time controlling her anger. Many times she has allowed herself to be quickly angered and has not shown self-control. Sometimes, complete strangers, this mom will explode in anger over some small offense that her children did. She wants to show God’s love but she doesn't know how to be slow to anger.What advice would you give this mom?This story is about a boy who is your age. This boy seems like he is always mad about something. Often he will go off by himself and pout. If he’s not pouting, he seems to be yelling at someone,especially his own brother and sisters, about something that they did to him. Sometimes he even becomes violent and hits and kicks his brother and sisters. However, you know that most of the time,no one did anything to make this boy mad. Instead, he just seems to always be angry.What have you learned in this Bible study so far that you could teach this guy? I hope you are learning much as we study the Bible together. I know I am. I don’t want to be the fool who has no self-control and who is easily angered. What about you? Are you working on your memory verses? Take time to fill in the fifth line on your “How to Be Slow to Anger” page and then spend five minutes working on your memory verses. A person who is slow to anger holds their tongue. Let's look in the book of Proverbs again for another lesson in learning to be a person who is slow to anger. Find and read Proverbs 10:19-21. In this verse, who does Solomon say is wise? Now look up and read Proverbs 21:23. What does the word calamity mean? How can we stay away from calamity? When you find yourself becoming angry with someone, do you hold your tongue? YES,/NO.Sometimes when we are beginning to become angry about someone or something, we become angrier when we allow our mouths to start moving! Have you ever started to get mad but after you heard yourself yell at someone, you realized that you were even angrier than you thought you were? YES,/NO If we become wise and guard our tongue, Proverbs 21:23 says we can be slow to anger. We often hurt others with the words that we say when we are angry. Is it difficult to be angry and say nice things about someone? YES/NO Often, we do the easier thing and allow our anger to control the words we use. Those words can be very hurtful.
Ava Yolanda Bacchus There have been times I thought OK I walked away from that without hurting someone! Then there are times I am like, OK I could have kept my mouth shut! I still need some work on mine too Ben-tziyon 2 months ago
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Shannon I have come a long, long, way. I do not get angry anymore I get emotional. I am working on gaining more control over the emotions. To be honest? It is not hard anymore to walk away from a hostile situation. I would engage in the past and become angry. God took that out of me. But I try to get people to see the wrong they have done too much. I think I might spend a little more time on it than I should. It is a defense mechanism more than anything. Anger is gone but defense mechanism and... Show more 2 months ago
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Tavish Still working on mine this study has helped. Thank you Shannon and Jerry for reposting these. 2 months ago
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Slow To Anger - Part 2

If you need more help, please find a pastor, your parents, myself, or an adult who is a Christian and ask them to help you...
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Slow To Anger - Part 2If you need more help, please find a pastor, your parents, myself, or an adult who is a Christian and ask them to help you discover more about Yeshua. A person who is slow does not do foolish things. Look up and read Proverbs 14:17. What does Proverbs 14:17 call the person who acts foolishly? What is the opposite of quick-tempered? The term foolishly describes someone who is acting as a fool. What is the opposite of foolish? Let’s look up a few more verses from Proverbs that describes fools. Find and read Proverbs 1:7. Now look up and read Proverbs 12:15. The way of a fool is right in what? What does a wise man listen to? In learning to be slow to anger, we need to learn to be wise and not foolish. Often we show our own foolishness by our sudden outbursts of anger. I can not tell you how many times I will burst out in anger at a situation and then later learn that I did not even understand the situation. If I had been slow to anger, I may have seen that there was truly no need to be angry. I would not have looked foolish either! Have you ever experienced a time when you were quick to become angry and then later you realized that you acted as a fool? YES/NO What can you do instead of being a fool? Proverbs 1:7 is another great verse to memorize. It is a great reminder of what fools are. It also reminds us that knowledge of anything, including anger, comes from fearing God. Please write Proverbs 1:7 out on a piece of paper or note card and work on memorizing it along with James 1:19-20. Fill in the third number on your list of How to Be Slow to Anger...pageI’ll give you a hint…the answer is in the title of today’s lesson and in what we learned about today. A person who is slow to anger has patience. Find and read Proverbs 19:11 in your Bible. The book of Proverbs is a collection of wise and wonderful statements written by the wisest man who ever lived--King Solomon. God granted Solomon great wisdom. God used Solomon to write words that would teach us to be wise as well. Proverbs 19:11 in your Bible may say, “A man’s wisdom gives him patience”. In this verse, another way to say patience is slow to anger. In what ways does being patient show that you are slow to anger? Look back at Proverbs 19:11. What should a wise man overlook? What is an offense? A wise, or slow to anger, person is a person who is willing to overlook an offense. Some things done against us are serious and they either hurt our bodies or our feelings. Other things done against us are little. They do not hurt us badly. These are the types of offenses that we need to overlook. Instead of being quick to become angry at every little thing that is done against us, we need to be patient and stop and think through the situation. If it is a little offense, it is much better to patiently overlook the offense than to strike out in anger. The person that is slow to anger will forgive the offense instead of getting angry. How would a foolish person act over a small offense? How would a wise person act over a small offense? Which would you rather be…wise or foolish? Keep working on your memory verses. The key to a wise life is through God’s Word. He can change our hearts and teach us to be people who are slow to anger. Fill in the fourth line on your list of How to Be Slow to Anger....
Hatita The book of proverbs always helps me with handling things in my life. These are really good. I am happy to see they are being re-posted. I did not save them all the last time. I am saving now. 2 months ago
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Oren Thank you for the reposts on these!!!! 👍👍😁 2 months ago
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Ben-tziyon I was not getting a lot of these in email I missed a lot of them. Thank you from me too for the reposts! 2 months ago
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Slow to Anger - Part 1

What does it mean to be slow to anger? Have you ever been in a situation where you felt immediately angry? YES/NO What were some...
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Slow to Anger - Part 1What does it mean to be slow to anger? Have you ever been in a situation where you felt immediately angry? YES/NO What were some of the emotions or feelings that you had inside of you? What did you want to do when you felt that way? The Bible has a lot to say about being angry. Did you know that being angry is not a sin? YES/NO, However, what we do with our anger is what we need to be concerned about. Often we sin with our actions when we are angry. In your, Bible finds Ephesians 4:26. The apostle, Paul, wrote this book of the Bible. What does Paul tell us not to do when we are angry? We are about to go on a study of what God’s word tells us about being angry. Being angry is something that I struggle with in my own life. This short Bible study isn’t going to give us all of the answers from the Bible on anger but I hope to learn a few things on how to control my anger and to learn to be slow to anger. I hope you can learn a few things too! Let’s begin by looking up James 1:19-20 (the book of James is almost at the end of the New Testament). Find and read James 1:19. What are 3 things that James says everyone must do? For this Bible study, we are going to especially study the third thing that James said we should be….SLOW TO ANGER!What do you think it means to be slow to anger? What is the opposite of being slow? James 1:19 tells us how to be a person who is slow to anger. What does James tell us to be quick to do? Sometimes we show that we are quick to anger by what we say. We don’t take the time to slow down and think about what we are going to say; instead, we just speak.James 1:19 says to be slow to anger and slow to do what else? Why do you think James tells us to be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger? Now look at and read James 1:20 James 1:19-20 gives us some great guidelines in learning how to be slow to anger. This is definitely a passage we want to memorize. Take a few minutes and write James 1:19- 20 on a piece of paper or note card and then work on memorizing it! God wants us to live a righteous life in Him. However, our own quick tongue and quick anger can stand in the way of living the righteous life that He desires for us. We need to learn ways to be slow to anger! On another piece of paper, write "how to be slow to anger..." on top and number it 1 through 11. As we work through this Bible study, we will add ways we can be slow to anger. In our reading today, James gave us two good things to do to be slow to anger. The first one is to be quick to hear. What is the second thing James told us to do? Write down both of these on your How to Be Slow to Anger… page. Before we continue with this Bible study, I want you to understand that until you ask Jesus to be your own LORD and Savior, you have no hope of living a righteous life with God. Read 2 Corinthians 5:21. Every one of us is separated from God by sin. Jesus took that sin upon Himself and died on the cross so that we could have a relationship with God. It is through Jesus, and through Jesus alone, that any of us can live a righteous life. If you have already asked Jesus to be your LORD and your Savior, thank Him now for being your way to a righteous life. In the next lesson, we will start learning ways to be slow to anger. If you have not accepted Jesus to be your LORD and your Savior, there is only one thing you can do to live a righteous life. It will not matter if you are the most patient person. It will not matter if you never get angry. It will not matter if you read the entire Bible; you still will not have a right relationship with God. Jesus, Himself, said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can go to the Father but through me.” The only thing you can do to have a righteous life is to ask Jesus to be your Savior. If you are ready to accept Jesus, all you have to do is pray to Him and ask Him to be your LORD and your Savior. After you have done this, please tell someone and ask them for help in learning more about your new Savior.
Nara I was wondering what happened to them. I was sending them over to a friend. 2 months ago
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Oren This is a good study. 2 months ago
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Hatita Thank you both for re-posting these. 2 months ago
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"THE BOOK OF JOB"

The Great Debate: Third Cycle Of Speeches (22-31)

OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS SECTION

1) To examine the conclusion of the "great...
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Jael I have printed all of this out. Thank you for these good study so far. 6 months ago
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"THE BOOK OF JOB"

The Great Debate: Second Cycle Of Speeches (15-21)

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1) To observe the progress of the "great...
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"THE BOOK OF JOB"

The Great Debate: First Cycle Of Speeches (4-14)

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1) To examine the counsel of Job's friends,...
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Barzilai Yes very good sister. I have printed them all out we are using these in our study of Job we started last week! 7 months ago
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Abdiel Amen thank you! 7 months ago
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"THE BOOK OF JOB"

The Great Debate: First Cycle Of Speeches (4-14)

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Hagar Love these Shannon. 7 months ago
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"THE BOOK OF JOB"

Job's Soliloquy (3)

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1) To consider Job's soliloquy, which starts the "great controversy"...
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Joanna This is an excellent study guide! 7 months ago
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Yolanda Bacchus Amen Sis! 7 months ago
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"THE BOOK OF JOB"

Prologue - Job Is Tested (1-2)

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Yolanda Bacchus Great share Sis! 7 months ago
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Shalom to all!!! Jerry is in Jerusalem till tomorrow and will return to the community on Monday. As requested we will start a study on the Book of Job... Show more

Eleora Thank you for the PDF easy to print! 7 months ago
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Shannon You are welcome!!! 7 months ago
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