Aug 17, 2014
Blessed Assurance: Forever God Is Faithful
Series: Psalm
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Psalm 136

1 Give thanks to the Lord because he is good.
God's faithful love lasts forever!

2 Give thanks to the God of all gods—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
3 Give thanks to the Lord of all lords—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
4 Give thanks to the only one
who makes great wonders—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
5 Give thanks to the one who made the skies with skill—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
6 Give thanks to the one who shaped the earth on the water—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
7 Give thanks to the one who made the great lights—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
8 The sun to rule the day—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
9 The moon and the stars to rule the night—
God's faithful love lasts forever!

10 Give thanks to the one who struck down the Egyptians' oldest offspring—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
11 Give thanks to the one who brought Israel out of there—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
12 With a strong hand and outstretched arm—
God's faithful love lasts forever!

13 Give thanks to the one who split the Reed Sea in two—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
14 Give thanks to the one who brought Israel through—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
15 And tossed Pharaoh and his army into the Reed Sea—
God's faithful love lasts forever!

16 Give thanks to the one who led his people through the desert—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
17 Give thanks to the one who struck down great kings—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
18 And killed powerful kings—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
19 Sihon, the Amorite king—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
20 Og, king of Bashan—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
21 Handing their land over as an inheritance—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
22 As an inheritance to Israel, his servant—
God's faithful love lasts forever!

23 God remembered us when we were humiliated—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
24 God rescued us from our enemies—
God's faithful love lasts forever.
25 God is the one who provides food for all living things—
God's faithful love lasts forever!

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven—
God's faithful love lasts forever!

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  • Aug 17, 2014Blessed Assurance: Forever God Is Faithful
    Aug 17, 2014
    Blessed Assurance: Forever God Is Faithful
    Series: Psalm
    PSALM_downloads
    Psalm 136

    1 Give thanks to the Lord because he is good.
    God's faithful love lasts forever!

    2 Give thanks to the God of all gods—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    3 Give thanks to the Lord of all lords—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    4 Give thanks to the only one
    who makes great wonders—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    5 Give thanks to the one who made the skies with skill—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    6 Give thanks to the one who shaped the earth on the water—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    7 Give thanks to the one who made the great lights—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    8 The sun to rule the day—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    9 The moon and the stars to rule the night—
    God's faithful love lasts forever!

    10 Give thanks to the one who struck down the Egyptians' oldest offspring—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    11 Give thanks to the one who brought Israel out of there—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    12 With a strong hand and outstretched arm—
    God's faithful love lasts forever!

    13 Give thanks to the one who split the Reed Sea in two—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    14 Give thanks to the one who brought Israel through—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    15 And tossed Pharaoh and his army into the Reed Sea—
    God's faithful love lasts forever!

    16 Give thanks to the one who led his people through the desert—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    17 Give thanks to the one who struck down great kings—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    18 And killed powerful kings—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    19 Sihon, the Amorite king—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    20 Og, king of Bashan—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    21 Handing their land over as an inheritance—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    22 As an inheritance to Israel, his servant—
    God's faithful love lasts forever!

    23 God remembered us when we were humiliated—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    24 God rescued us from our enemies—
    God's faithful love lasts forever.
    25 God is the one who provides food for all living things—
    God's faithful love lasts forever!

    26 Give thanks to the God of heaven—
    God's faithful love lasts forever!

  • Aug 10, 2014Blessed Assurance: A River Runs Through It
    Aug 10, 2014
    Blessed Assurance: A River Runs Through It
    Series: Psalm
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    Psalm 46
    1 God is our refuge and strength,
    a help always near in times of great trouble.
    2 That's why we won't be afraid when the world falls apart,
    when the mountains crumble into the center of the sea,
    3 when its waters roar and rage,
    when the mountains shake because of its surging waves. Selah

     

    4 There is a river whose streams gladden God's city,
    the holiest dwelling of the Most High.
    5 God is in that city. It will never crumble.
    God will help it when morning dawns.
    6 Nations roar; kingdoms crumble.
    God utters his voice; the earth melts.
    7 The Lord of heavenly forces is with us!
    The God of Jacob is our place of safety. Selah

    8 Come, see the Lord's deeds,
    what devastation he has imposed on the earth—
    9 bringing wars to an end in every corner of the world,
    breaking the bow and shattering the spear,
    burning chariots with fire.

    10 “That's enough! Now know that I am God!
    I am exalted among all nations; I am exalted throughout the world!

    11 The Lord of heavenly forces is with us!
    The God of Jacob is our place of safety. Selah

  • Aug 3, 2014Blessed Assurance: In God's Hands
    Aug 3, 2014
    Blessed Assurance: In God's Hands
    Series: Psalm
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    Psalm 31
    1 I take refuge in you, Lord.
    Please never let me be put to shame.
    Rescue me by your righteousness!
    2 Listen closely to me!
    Deliver me quickly;
    be a rock that protects me;
    be a strong fortress that saves me!
    3 You are definitely my rock and my fortress.
    Guide me and lead me for the sake of your good name!
    4 Get me out of this net that's been set for me
    because you are my protective fortress.
    5 I entrust my spirit into your hands;
    you, Lord, God of faithfulness—
    you have saved me.
    6 I hate those who embrace what is completely worthless.
    I myself trust the Lord.
    7 I rejoice and celebrate in your faithful love
    because you saw my suffering—
    you were intimately acquainted with my deep distress.
    8 You didn't hand me over to the enemy,
    but set my feet in wide-open spaces.

     

    9 Have mercy on me, Lord, because I'm depressed.
    My vision fails because of my grief,
    as do my spirit and my body.
    10 My life is consumed with sadness;
    my years are consumed with groaning.
    Strength fails me because of my suffering;
    my bones dry up.
    11 I'm a joke to all my enemies,
    still worse to my neighbors.
    I scare my friends,
    and whoever sees me in the street runs away!
    12 I am forgotten, like I'm dead,
    completely out of mind;
    I am like a piece of pottery, destroyed.
    13 Yes, I've heard all the gossiping,
    terror all around;
    so many gang up together against me,
    they plan to take my life!

    14 But me? I trust you, Lord!
    I affirm, “You are my God.”
    15 My future is in your hands.
    Don't hand me over to my enemies,
    to all who are out to get me!
    16 Shine your face on your servant;
    save me by your faithful love!
    17 Lord, don't let me be put to shame
    because I have cried out to you.
    Let the wicked be put to shame;
    let them be silenced in death's domain!
    18 Let their lying lips be shut up
    whenever they speak arrogantly
    against the righteous with pride and contempt!
    19 How great is the goodness
    that you've reserved for those who honor you,
    that you commit to those who take refuge in you—
    in the sight of everyone!
    20 You hide them in the shelter of your wings,
    safe from human scheming.
    You conceal them in a shelter,
    safe from accusing tongues.

    21 Bless the Lord,
    because he has wondrously revealed
    his faithful love to me
    when I was like a city under siege!
    22 When I was panicked, I said,
    “I'm cut off from your eyes!”
    But you heard my request for mercy
    when I cried out to you for help.

    23 All you who are faithful, love the Lord!
    The Lord protects those who are loyal,
    but he pays the proud back to the fullest degree.
    24 All you who wait for the Lord,
    be strong and let your heart take courage.

  • Jul 27, 2014Blessed Assurance: Desert Blues
    Jul 27, 2014
    Blessed Assurance: Desert Blues
    Series: Psalm
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    Psalm 63
    1 God! My God! It's you—
    I search for you!
    My whole being thirsts for you!
    My body desires you
    in a dry and tired land,
    no water anywhere.
    2 Yes, I've seen you in the sanctuary;
    I've seen your power and glory.
    3 My lips praise you
    because your faithful love
    is better than life itself!
    4 So I will bless you as long as I'm alive;
    I will lift up my hands in your name.

     

    5 I'm fully satisfied—
    as with a rich dinner.
    My mouth speaks praise with joy on my lips—
    6 whenever I ponder you on my bed,
    whenever I meditate on you
    in the middle of the night—
    7 because you've been a help to me and I shout for joy in the protection of your wings.
    8 My whole being clings to you;
    your strong hand upholds me.

    9 But what about those people who want to destroy me?
    Let them go into the bowels of the earth!
    10 Let their blood flow by the sword!
    Let them be food for wild jackals!
    11 But the king should rejoice in God;
    everyone who swears by God should give praise
    when the mouths of liars are shut for good.

  • Jul 20, 2014Blessed Assurance: Through The Shadows
    Jul 20, 2014
    Blessed Assurance: Through The Shadows
    Series: Psalm
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    Psalm 23
    1 The Lord is my shepherd.
    I lack nothing.
    2 He lets me rest in grassy meadows;
    he leads me to restful waters;
    3 he keeps me alive.
    He guides me in proper paths
    for the sake of his good name.

     

    4 Even when I walk through the darkest valley,
    I fear no danger because you are with me.
    Your rod and your staff—
    they protect me.

    5 You set a table for me
    right in front of my enemies.
    You bathe my head in oil;
    my cup is so full it spills over!
    6 Yes, goodness and faithful love
    will pursue me all the days of my life,
    and I will live in the Lord's house
    as long as I live.

  • Jul 13, 2014Blessed Assurance: Trusting The Journey
    Jul 13, 2014
    Blessed Assurance: Trusting The Journey
    Series: Psalm
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    Psalm 121
    1 I raise my eyes toward the mountains.
    Where will my help come from?
    2 My help comes from the Lord,
    the maker of heaven and earth.
    3 God won't let your foot slip.
    Your protector won't fall asleep on the job.
    4 No! Israel's protector
    never sleeps or rests!
    5 The Lord is your protector;
    the Lord is your shade right beside you.
    6 The sun won't strike you during the day;
    neither will the moon at night.
    7 The Lord will protect you from all evil;
    God will protect your very life.
    8 The Lord will protect you on your journeys—
    whether going or coming—
    from now until forever from now.
  • Jul 6, 2014A Future With A HOPE
    Jul 6, 2014
    A Future With A HOPE
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    Acts 11:19-30
    19 Now those who were scattered as a result of the trouble that occurred because of Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch. They proclaimed the word only to Jews. 20 Among them were some people from Cyprus and Cyrene. They entered Antioch and began to proclaim the good news about the Lord Jesus also to Jews who spoke Greek. 21 The Lord's power was with them, and a large number came to believe and turned to the Lord. 22 When the church in Jerusalem heard about this, they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 23 When he arrived and saw evidence of God's grace, he was overjoyed and encouraged everyone to remain fully committed to the Lord. 24 Barnabas responded in this way because he was a good man, whom the Holy Spirit had endowed with exceptional faith. A considerable number of people were added to the Lord. 25 Barnabas went to Tarsus in search of Saul. 26 When he found him, he brought him to Antioch. They were there for a whole year, meeting with the church and teaching large numbers of people. It was in Antioch where the disciples were first labeled “Christians.” 27 About that time, some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 One of them, Agabus, stood up and, inspired by the Spirit, predicted that a severe famine would overtake the entire Roman world. (This occurred during Claudius' rule.) 29 The disciples decided they would send support to the brothers and sisters in Judea, with everyone contributing to this ministry according to each person's abundance. 30 They sent Barnabas and Saul to take this gift to the elders.
  • Jun 29, 20143 Simple Questions: Who We Are Together
    Jun 29, 2014
    3 Simple Questions: Who We Are Together
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    Ephesians 4:1-4
    4 Therefore, as a prisoner for the Lord, I encourage you to live as people worthy of the call you received from God. 2 Conduct yourselves with all humility, gentleness, and patience. Accept each other with love, 3 and make an effort to preserve the unity of the Spirit with the peace that ties you together. 4 You are one body and one spirit, just as God also called you in one hope.
  • Jun 22, 20143 Simple Questions: Who Am I
    Jun 22, 2014
    3 Simple Questions: Who Am I
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    Genesis 1: 16-31
    16 God made the stars and two great lights: the larger light to rule over the day and the smaller light to rule over the night. 17 God put them in the dome of the sky to shine on the earth, 18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. God saw how good it was. 19 There was evening and there was morning: the fourth day. 20 God said, “Let the waters swarm with living things, and let birds fly above the earth up in the dome of the sky.” 21 God created the great sea animals and all the tiny living things that swarm in the waters, each according to its kind, and all the winged birds, each according to its kind. God saw how good it was. 22 Then God blessed them: “Be fertile and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.” 23 There was evening and there was morning: the fifth day. 24 God said, “Let the earth produce every kind of living thing: livestock, crawling things, and wildlife.” And that's what happened. 25 God made every kind of wildlife, every kind of livestock, and every kind of creature that crawls on the ground. God saw how good it was. 26 Then God said, “Let us make humanity in our image to resemble us so that they may take charge of the fish of the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and all the crawling things on earth.” 27 God created humanity in God's own image, in the divine image God created them, male and female God created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and master it. Take charge of the fish of the sea, the birds in the sky, and everything crawling on the ground.” 29 Then God said, “I now give to you all the plants on the earth that yield seeds and all the trees whose fruit produces its seeds within it. These will be your food. 30 To all wildlife, to all the birds in the sky, and to everything crawling on the ground—to everything that breathes—I give all the green grasses for food.” And that's what happened. 31 God saw everything he had made: it was supremely good. There was evening and there was morning: the sixth day.

     

    Romans 3:23
    23 All have sinned and fall short of God's glory,

  • Jun 15, 20143 Simple Questions: Who Is God
    Jun 15, 2014
    3 Simple Questions: Who Is God
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    Acts 17:16-28
    16 While Paul waited for them in Athens, he was deeply distressed to find that the city was flooded with idols. 17 He began to interact with the Jews and Gentile God-worshippers in the synagogue. He also addressed whoever happened to be in the marketplace each day. 18 Certain Epicurean and Stoic philosophers engaged him in discussion too. Some said, “What an amateur! What's he trying to say?” Others remarked, “He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign gods.” (They said this because he was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.) 19 They took him into custody and brought him to the council on Mars Hill. “What is this new teaching? Can we learn what you are talking about? 20 You've told us some strange things and we want to know what they mean.” (21 They said this because all Athenians as well as the foreigners who live in Athens used to spend their time doing nothing but talking about or listening to the newest thing.) 22 Paul stood up in the middle of the council on Mars Hill and said, “People of Athens, I see that you are very religious in every way. 23 As I was walking through town and carefully observing your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: ‘To an unknown God.' What you worship as unknown, I now proclaim to you. 24 God, who made the world and everything in it, is Lord of heaven and earth. He doesn't live in temples made with human hands. 25 Nor is God served by human hands, as though he needed something, since he is the one who gives life, breath, and everything else. 26 From one person God created every human nation to live on the whole earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God made the nations so they would seek him, perhaps even reach out to him and find him. In fact, God isn't far away from any of us. 28 In God we live, move, and exist. As some of your own poets said, ‘We are his offspring.'