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March 5, 2021 at 3:38pm
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Prompt:
Matthew 5:13
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Right after the beatitudes, Jesus says we are the salt of the earth. What does it mean to be the salt of the earth?

Answer:
According to dictionary.com, the definition of salt is a crystalline compound, sodium chloride, NaCl, occurring as a mineral, a constituent of seawater, etc., and used for seasoning food, as a preservative, etc.

I have heard different explanations for this. The common one I hear is that we are to be set apart. We represent Christ. We are a peculiar people. I am sure there is a lot of depth and different meanings that can be taken from this verse.

We know salt is a seasoning. I find it interesting that right after saying we are the salt of the earth, Jesus tells us we are the light of the world.

Matthew 5:14-16
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

I believe these verses all go together. We are to season the earth and to lead by example what it means to follow Christ. By being a good example, we are lighting the way for others.

Salt is also a preservative. We, who follow Christ, preserve the earth. We preserve it in a few ways. We preserve it through prayer, and by teaching future generations what is right and to fear God. We preserve it by fearing and honoring God. Can you think of a few other ways we preserve the earth? Tell me in a comment.

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1. Doctors
2. Nurses
3. Musical instruments
4. Face masks
5. Groceries
6. Cleaning supplies
7. Flowers 💐
8. Rain clouds
9. Rain
10. Beauty
March 4, 2021 at 9:07pm
March 4, 2021 at 9:07pm
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Prompt:
Matthew 5:10-12
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

This is the last beatitude. What does it mean to you, and why should we rejoice when persecuted?

Answer:
A good example of this, is found in Genesis 39. Joseph was falsely accused of trying to force himself sexually on the wife of his master, and was put in prison. Later through a series of events, he became 2nd in command to the kingdom of Egypt.

It is so easy to find ourselves getting angry when we are falsely accused of anything, especially when we know we are doing what is right. Life seems so unfair sometimes. However, God sees us. He has our back. If he rewards us for our evil deeds, how much more wouldn’t he reward us for doing well?

What I noticed in verse twelve is that we will be rewarded in heaven. It makes me think of another scripture in the sermon on the mount.

Matthew 6:19-21
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.



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1. Dishes
2. Laundry
3. Towels
4. Tax returns
5. Cell phone apps
6. Locks
7. Doors
8. Walls
9. Nice day of weather
10. Pictures


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March 3, 2021 at 5:49pm
March 3, 2021 at 5:49pm
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Prompt:
Continuing the topic of the beatitudes, let's look at the next three in line.

Matthew 5:7-9
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Explain what these three verses mean to you.

Answer:
If you show mercy to others, you will have mercy shown toward you. There is no mercy where no mercy is given.

The pure in heart are the ones who have their heart right with God. Because they are pure in their heart, they can meet with God face to face. God is holy.

Psalm 34:14-15
14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

Psalm 34 shows us that God wants us to pursue peace. Conflict, strife, envy, and arguing come from evil and selfish motives. This is stated on more than one occasion.

James 3:16
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

1 Peter 2:1-2
Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

Galatians 5:19-23
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Romans 12:16-18
16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

So as we become children of God, we seek peace. These are just a few scriptures about it.

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1. Couches
2. Recliners
3. Dining Table
4. Dining chairs
5. computer
6. Medicine
7. Games
8. Ice
9. Soup
10. Showers
March 2, 2021 at 6:22pm
March 2, 2021 at 6:22pm
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Prompt:
In Matthew 5:5-6, we have the next two beatitudes.

Matthew 5:5-6
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

What do these mean to you?

Answer:
In verse five, what does it mean to be meek?
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/meek?s=t
meek
[ meek ]SHOW IPA
See synonyms for: meek / meekly / meekness on Thesaurus.com
adjective, meek·er, meek·est.
humbly patient or quiet in nature, as under provocation from others.
overly submissive or compliant; spiritless; tame.
Obsolete. gentle; kind.

My thought on “the meek shall inherit the Earth” is that it pertains to the 1,000 year reign of Christ. Those who submit their life and will to God, will rule the Earth with Christ during that 1,000 years.

Pertaining to verse six, God does not deny his children physical food. Spiritual food is even more important than physical food. God will not deny his children spiritual food either. It pleases him when we hunger and thirst for righteousness, and it pleases him to meet that need.

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1. Tylenol
2. Ability to walk
3. Ability to taste
4. Ability to travel
5. Fresh air
6. Phones
7. Online shopping
8. Sleep
9. Eye glasses
10. Coffee

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March 1, 2021 at 9:52pm
March 1, 2021 at 9:52pm
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I have posted a new Bible study for today. The title is Do You Believe? Come on over and read it. Leave a comment. Request prayer. Make a suggestion. I would love to hear what you have to say.

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Take Up Your Cross


Prompt:
In the first few verses of Matthew chapter 5, this is where we find the Beatitudes.
What does Matthew 5:3-4 mean to you?

Matthew 5:3-4
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Answer:
In verse three, it refers to the poor in spirit. Some of you may ask, why would God want us to be poor in our spirit? Why is Jesus saying we are blessed if our spirit is poor? Doesn't God want us to be joyous? Didn't Christ come so we can have life more abundantly? To understand this verse a little better, let me refer to another.

Psalm 34:18-19
18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/contrite?s=t

contrite
[ kuhn-trahyt, kon-trahyt ]SHOW IPA

adjective
caused by or showing sincere remorse.
filled with a sense of guilt and the desire for atonement; penitent:
a contrite sinner.

I also want to share another one.

2 Corinthians 7:8-10
8 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.
9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

The key to this reference of the poor in spirit I believe is for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. So if I am poor in my spirit because I acknowledge my sin and am sorrowful about it, this sorrow leads to eternal life through confession and repentance of sin.

In verse four, it talks of those who mourn. I have heard a couple of theries on this. One is that God always comforts his child who is mourning as any good, loving father would do. The second is that if we mourn for our sins, God will also comfort us as he forgives our sin.

Psalm 30:5
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

As a father comforts his child after correction, God also comforts us.

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1. The Blood of Jesus
2. God's love
3. The Bible
4. The people who gave their lives for me to be able to read the Bible in my own language.
5. Church
6. My pastor and his wife
7. Church services on the internet
8. Communion
9. Transportation to and from church
10. Fellowship with other believers.
February 27, 2021 at 2:16pm
February 27, 2021 at 2:16pm
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The first Bible study is on Hagai 1:1-11. Take a look and join me in the study, leave a comment about your views on it. Join me every week, starting March 1, 2021. I will post a new Bible study every Monday. I am looking forward to seeing you there! 👀

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Take Up Your Cross


Prompt:
Jesus tells us in Matthew 22:35-40 that the second greatest commandment is to love our fellow man as much as we love ourselves. What does that mean?

Answer:
If we love God and love others as we love ourselves, then we should have no problem obeying the 10 commandments. They are all based on these two principles.

This scripture to me indicates God does not desire us to have low self-esteem. We shouldn't think higher of ourselves than we ought to think. We shouldn't think lower of ourselves either.

Romans 12:1-3
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

I think Romans 12:1-3 sums it up pretty well. Think soberly as God has given you the faith to do so.

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1. Music
2. Games
3. Chairs
4. Email
5. Coats
6. Rain
7. Trees
8. Roads
9. Safety measures
10. Stylus

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February 26, 2021 at 9:39pm
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Take Up Your Cross


Prompt:
"4 One thing have I desired of the LORD,
that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the LORD,
and to enquire in his temple.

5 For in the time of trouble
he shall hide me in his pavilion:
in the secret of his tabernacle
shall he hide me;
he shall set me up upon a rock."
(Psalm 27:4-5, KJV)

In good times where is the best place for a Christian to live?

In troublesome times where is the best place for a Christian to hide?

Answer:
The answer is the same for both questions. My dad always used to say that there was no better place to be than in the will of God. My answer is similar. I say it is in God's presence. I think the Scripture above, verse four, is referring to seeking to be in the Lord's presence at all times. In verse five, it speaks of times of trouble. The Lord will hide us and set us on a firm foundation. In his will and his presence is the safest place to be because nothing can get to you there unless God himself allows it for our good.

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1. Cell phones
2. Stoves
3. Indoor flushing toilets
4. Toilet paper
5. Refrigerators
6. Toasters
7. Blenders
8. Microwaves
9. Coffee and coffee makers
10. Vacuum Cleaners

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February 25, 2021 at 10:14am
February 25, 2021 at 10:14am
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Take Up Your Cross


Prompt:
"The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
the LORD is the strength of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?"
(Psalm 27:1, KJV)

When the Lord has been given His rightful place in our hearts,
what becomes the rightful place for fear?

Answer:
Fear has a way of ruling over us. The only thing the Bible tells you to fear over and over again is to fear God. To everything else, it tells us to fear not, do not be afraid. I have heard it said behind pulpits that we should do it afraid if God tells us to do it. It is quite common because the definition of courage is to do stuff even though you are afraid. God isn’t just telling us to be courageous. He is telling us to do it in faith without fear. This URL is a link to more Scriptures that tell us to be courageous and not be afraid.

https://www.billkochman.com/VerseLists/verse503.html

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1. Decorations
2. Fans
3. Medications
4. Vitamins
5. Hairbrushes
6. Hair accessories
7. Hair in general
8. Scissors
9. Sewing needles
10. Thread

February 24, 2021 at 3:20pm
February 24, 2021 at 3:20pm
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Take Up Your Cross


Prompt:
"5 Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house
of the LORD for ever."
(Psalm 23:5-6, KJV)

What benefits come to the child of God,
simply on the basis of this title and status?

Answer:
God provides for his sheep in abundance. His provision is good and complete. He would not expect you to give others your best and then give to you sparingly. He rewards us openly, in front of others. God is full of mercy and goodness. As long as you are God’s sheep, you will have his goodness and mercy as long as you live. You will dwell in God’s presence forever. This scripture below just validates this one above.

Jeremiah 29:11-13
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

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1. Clothing
2. Shoes
3. Winter coats
4. Pens/pencils
5. WDC
6. Recreation
7. Plants
8. Animals
9. Shelter
10. Food

February 23, 2021 at 8:48pm
February 23, 2021 at 8:48pm
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Taking Up Your Cross


Prompt:
"3 He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."
(Psalm 23:3-4, KJV)

The way we walk and the paths upon which we walk
demonstrate a great deal about the lives we live.
How can our walking come into agreement with the One,
Who determines the important direction of our lives?

Answer:
Our walking will come into agreement with the One,
Who determines the important direction of our lives when we enter into fellowship with him and do his will.

Isaiah 30:20-21
20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:
21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

We learn to listen to the Lord and follow his guidance as our great shepherd.

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1. Hospitals
2. Medical workers
3. Police
4. Military officials
5. United States
6. Freedom
7. Paramedics
8. Firefighters
9. Restaurants
10. Grocery stores
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I have a praise report for you. A few weeks ago, I saw an elderly lady struggling to get her clothes to the laundry. Usually, when I saw this same lady in the past just in passing, she was more capable then that. She said she wasn’t feeling well, but had to get her laundry done. I happened to be coming from the laundry myself. I left my clothes right there, and I helped the lady to the laundry by carrying her clothes for her. I felt compelled to pray for her, and so I did. Today, I saw this lady again because it was time to take advantage of the nice weather and do some laundry again. Well, she was at the laundry. She asked me if I remembered the night I had helped her. I told her that I did. She told me later that night, she had been rushed to the hospital. She had almost died. She had some kind of internal bleeding , and she had a hospital stay. The doctors were able to fix the problem and she is feeling much better now. She was praising Jesus for sparing her life and thanked me for my prayers and my help. We had a little praise Jesus session right there in the laundry room. 😇

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