Saturday, January 26, 2019

homiletics 2 Samuel 5-6


Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):
1.All Is2D@Heb:L said u shprd ppl;made cov/anoint D king;D30yo,reign40y,Hebron7y6m,Jerus33y(5:1-5)
2.King Jerus2attack Jebusites,captrd fortress Zion,City of David,built area,mo pwrfl bec G w/him(5:6-10)
3.Hiram king Tyre sent logs,carpntrs,stone masons built palace4D;D knew L estab/exalt kingdm(5:11-12)
4.he tk mo conc/wives in Jerus;children born there:Shammua,Shobab,Nathan,Solomon(5:13-14)
5.Ibhar,Elishua,Nepheg,Japhia,Elishama,Eliada,Eliphelet(5:15-16)

6.Phil heard D king,search full force,D2stronghold,Phil2Rephaim;D inq L:attack?L:go,I delivr Phil(5:17-19)
7.D2Baal Perazim,defeated them;Phil abandon idols,D/men carried them off(5:20-21)
8.once mo Phil Valley Rephaim;D inq L,L:go straight up,circl behind&attack in frnt poplar trees(5:22-23)
9.as soon as u hear march in tree tops,mv quickly,L in front;D did,struck Phil frm Gibeon2Gezer(5:24-25)

10.D broght all able young men-30000;went Baalah2bring ark,set on new cart2 frm hs Abinadab(6:1-3a)
11.Uzzah&Ahio guide cart;D/Is celebrat w/all might b4L w/cast,harp,lyre,timbrl,ststr,cymbl(6:3b-5)
12.Uzz tk hold ark-oxen stmbld,L anger burn Uzz,struck him,died;D angry/afraid:how ark cm2me?(6:6-9)
13.D willing tk ark2City David;took2hs Obed-Edom Gittite;ark remaind3mos;L blessd household(6:10-11)
14.D went2brng ark2City David w/rejoicing;when those carryg ark tk 6 steps,sacrfc bull/calf(6:12-13)
15.wearg linen ephod,D dancng b4L w/all might while he/Is brng ark w/shouts&trumpets(6:14-15)
16.ark enter city,Michal saw D,despised him;ark set in tent;D sacrfc brnt/fello offrngs,blessd ppl(6:16-18)
17.He gv bread,dates,raisins2ea,ppl went hm;Michal:king1/2naked bef slv grls lk vulgr fellow(6:20)
18.D:I celebrate b4L;I bec mo undignified,humiliated in my eyes;by slave girls,I held in honor(6:21-22)
19.Michal had children 2 day of her death(6:23)

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):
1.David is anointed king of Israel and takes Jerusalem.(5:1-16)
Principle:  God prepares works for His people to do and empowers them to accomplish those works.
2.David inquires of the Lord and defeats the Philistines – twice.(5:17-25)
Principle:  God answers His people, bringing blessing and victory, when we inquire of Him.
3.David brings the ark of God to the City of David and celebrates before the Lord.(6:1-23)
Principle:  God delights in His people when we celebrate Him with all our might.

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):
King David takes Jerusalem, defeats Philistines and relocates the ark.

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, Desire etc.):
TCMATK God has great plans for every life.  His people need to seek His direction and praise Him on the journey.

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):
1.Where are you resisting God’s anointing over your life and how will you seek God’s help to be more obedient to what He is asking you to do?
2.What inquiries have you made of the Lord and how are His answers challenging you to serve Him?
3.What does it look like for you to celebrate and rejoice before the Lord with all your might?  And who may hold you in honor because of it?

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Homiletics 2 Samuel 1-4


Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

1.D2Zik;3rd d man cm;D:ou u from? I esc Is camp,men fled,many died,S/Jon dead(1:1-4)

2.D:how u know?Mt. Gilboa,S said kill me;I killd,took crown/arm band,brought2my lord(1:5-10)

3.D/men mrnd,wept,fastd;D:y u afraid lift hand v L’s anointd?Strk him dn;lament-mty falln(1:11-27)

 

4.D inq L:ou I go?Hebron.D,2wives,men settle Heb;D king Judah;D2Jab-Gil:bless u4 kindness(2:1-7)

5.Ab md Ish-Bosh,S son,king Gilead,Ashuri,Jezreel,Eph,Benj,Is;I-B40yo,reign2y;D king Heb 7y6m(2:8-11)

6.Ab/Joab Gibeon,men ft,12Ben,12D;grab head,dagger,battle fierce,Ab def,Asahel chase,Ab kill(2:12-23)

7.Jo/Abishai pursu Ab2Gibeon;Joab stop assmbl army,19 D men missg,kill360Ben;bury Asahel(2:24-32)

8.War betw hs S/D lng time,D grew strgr/S weakr;sons D:Amnon(Ahinoam),Kileab(Abigail)(3:1-3a)

9. Absalom(Maakah-dtr king Geshur),Adonijah(Haggith),Shephatiah(Abitai),Ithream(Eglah)(3:3b-5)

10.dur war,Ab strgthn pos,I-B:yu sleep w/fr concubn?Ab angry-I xfr kgdm est D throne;I-B afraid(3:6-11)

11.Ab/D agremt,brg Michal;I-B tk frm Paltiel;Ab+20Hebrn,2D:me assmbl Is;mk cov;went in pc(3:12-21)

 

12.Joab told Ab go in pc;Jo2D:yu let Ab leave?Ab retn,Joab stab;Ab died(3:22-27)

13.D:I/kgdm innocent;blood Ab on Jo;Jo/Abishai murdr Ab-he kill their bro Asahel@Gibeon(3:28-30)

14.D2Jo:walk in mourng b4 Ab,buried Hebron,king/ppl wept;lament;D eat b4 sun sets(3:31-35)

15.king plsd ppl;pple knew king part in murdr;today I king,sons of Zeruiah2strg4me;L repay(3:36-39)

16.I-B heard Ab died,2 lead raid bands Baanah&Rekab;Jon son lame Mephibosheth(4:1-4)

17.Rekab&Baanah stab I-B,cut off head, brought2D; L avengd my lord(4:5-8)

18.when told S dead,I put2death;wckd killd innocent;should I demand his blood from u(4:9-11)

19.D men killd them,cut hands/feet,hung bodies,head of I-B buried w/Ab(4:12)

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.David mourns Saul and Jonathan. (2 Sa 1)

Principle:  Mourning is temporary; the Lord brings joy!

2.David moves to Hebron, builds a family and receives Michal back. (2 Sa 2:1-3:21)

Principle: 

3.David mourns Abner and avenges Ish-Bosheth. (2 Sa 3:22-4:12)

Principle:  Vengeance belongs to the Lord.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

King David mourns Saul and Abner and grows his family.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK God brings people through times of mourning, different callings, battles, gains and losses to bring Himself glory and mold us into the likeness of His Son, Jesus.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.How are the things you’re lamenting drawing you into deeper relationship with Jesus?

2.How has God prepared you for battle and given you discernment to make godly choices?

3.How has injustice made you a more discerning protector of yourself and others?

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Moments 'til Midnight by Brent Crowe


Here is my review of this amazing book:


First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Brent Crowe and his publisher for sending me a copy of "Moments 'til Midnight" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“Moments ‘til Midnight” by Brent Crowe is an insightful book that allows the reader to try on Paul’s sandals on his last day.  Filled with life lessons and takeaways, this incredible read takes you through each of the last hours of Paul’s life before his execution in Rome.  What thoughts may have run through Paul’s head?  Did he have regrets?  What did he leave undone?  What life lessons could he still pass on?

This amazing book will have you rethinking how you’re living your life right now.  It made me think about how I want to be remembered.  Reading this book helped me look at my life and see what is really important so I can align my priorities with God’s plans for me.  This book encouraged me and inspired me.  It has found a place on my “keeper” shelf and I plan re-read it again and again.

Mind Games by Nancy Mehl



Here is my review of this incredible suspense read:


First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Nancy Mehl and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Mind Games" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
Mind Games” by Nancy Mehl is the first book in the Kaely Quinn Profiler series.  This is a well-written, suspenseful novel with fleshy characters, Kaely Quinn is a behavioral analyst with the FBI, whose methods are unconventional but bring results.  Special Agent Noah Hunter doesn’t want to partner up with Kaely, but really has no choice.  She is being stalked and needs protection.  Their case pushes them to the edge of their abilities while the killer consistently stays a couple of steps ahead.

This amazing read will have you guessing and second-guessing whodunit.  The book is nearly impossible to put down!  You will be hooked from page one to the stunning conclusion.  Thankfully, book two is due out in the summer, so you won’t have to wait too long for the next Kaely Quinn story!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Homiletics 1 Samuel 28-31


Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

1.Phil gathr2ft Is;Ach2D:u/ur men in army; Sam dead;S expeld med; S saw Phil army;?of L, L ans (28:1-6)

2. S:find med;1Endor;S disguised,@night w/2men went2wm;bring up 1I name;wm:y u trap me?(28:7-9)

3. S:u punish;wm:who bring? S:Sam;wm saw Sam:y u deceiv?S:what u see?wm:fig out of earth(28:10-13)

4.S:what lk like?Old man wearg robe;S bowd face2grd;Sam:yu disturb?S:G ans,tell what2do(28:14-15)

5.Sam:L ur enemy,torn kgdm frm ur hand bec u obey; tomrow,u/sons b w/me;S fear,str gone(28:16-20)

6.wm:me gv u food;S: I eat;men urged him,he listened;wm-calf, bread w/o yeast,they ate, left(28:21-25)

 

7.Phil gathr@Aphek,Is camp Jezreel;Phil march,D/men@rear w/Ach;Phil cmdrs angry-D turn v.us(29-1-4)

8.Song;Ach2D:I plsd u srv,rulrs apprv;turn bk,go in pc;D:y can’t I ft?A:Phil cmdrs said go;lv in am(29:5-10)

9.D/men went bk am;Phil 2Jezreel(29:11)

 

10.D/men Ziklag 3d day;Amalekites,raided/burned;tkn evry1;D/men wept,wives captured(30:1-5)

11.D distressed,men talk stoning;D strength in L;Abiathar inq of L;pursue;D+600,200exhausted(30:6-10)

12.found Egyptn,gv food;D:who u belong2?Amalekite,burn Zik;D:lead me2raid party;swear kill(30:11-15)

13.he lead D;D fought dusk-eve next;400 rode off;D recover everything;tk all flocks/herds(30:16-20)

14.200exhausted meet D;evil men:we share;D:not do that w/what L gv;He protect/deliver(30:21-23)

15.share same;D mk statute;D reached Zik;sent pulunder2elders Judah&other places(30:24-31)

 

16.Phil fought Is;Is fled;many dead;Phuli pursu Saul,killed sons;Saul wounded critically(31:1-3)

17.S2arm-bear:run me thru;arm-bear terrified,wouldn’t;S fell on sword;arm-bear fell on sword(31:4-5)

18.S,arm-bear,3sons died together;Is saw S/sons dead,fled;Phil occupied towns(31:6-7)

19.next day Phil strip dead;found S/sons, cut off head;stripped armor;msgrs proclaim news(31:8-9)

20.armor2temple;body2wall Beth Shan;valiant marchd,tk bodies,burned,buried bones, fasted(31:10-13)

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.David joins the Philistine army and Saul consults a medium. (28)

Principle:

2.David turned away from fighting with the Philistines against Israel. (29)

Principle:

3.David recovers all the Amalekites raided at Ziklag. (30)

Principle:

4.Saul and his sons die together on Mount Gilboa. (31)

Principle:

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Saul visits a medium, David fights Amalekites and Saul dies.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMAT Seek the Lord above all other sources for answers and guidance.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.How might you protect yourself from bad decisions when you’re sad or afraid?

2.Where do you turn when you experience rejection?

3.Under what circumstances do you seek the Lord?  -or-  How far are you willing to go to redeem a lost person for Jesus?

4.What will you be doing when you meet Jesus face-to-face?

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Made for the Journey by Elisabeth Elliott



Made for the Journey: One Missionary's First Year in the Jungles of Ecuador

by Elisabeth Elliot

In this deeply personal account of her first year as a missionary, Elisabeth Elliot shares the challenges she faced as she worked in the jungles of Ecuador to bring the Word of God to a people virtually untouched by the outside world. With fascinating detail, she captures the stark realities of life in the jungle, the difficulties she encountered while developing a written language for the tribe, and her confusion when God didn't "cooperate" with her efforts to accomplish what she believed was His will.

More than just a memoir, Made for the Journey is a beautifully crafted and deeply personal reflection on the important questions of life and a remarkable testimony to authentic Christian obedience to an unfathomable God.



























Here's my review of this amazing memoir:


First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Elisabeth Elliott and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Made For The Journey" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“Made for the Journey” by Elisabeth Elliott is a touching, insightful memoir of a well-known servant of God.  Elisabeth Elliott beautifully chronicles her first year as a missionary in Ecuador.  She details the disappointments and the victories, setbacks and encouragement of serving a faithful God Who never fails to meet needs and always exceeds expectations.

This is a sweet book and en encouraging read for every Christ-follower.  You will walk away with the understanding that you were made for the journey you are walking with Jesus.

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Homiletics 1 Samuel 25-27


Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

1.Sam died,Is assmbl/mourn,D2DsrtParan;welthy Nabal-Carml,Abi intelgnt;Nabal mean-Calebite(25:1-3)

2.D sent10yung men2Nab@Carml;ur shep we mistreat;gv svts whevr u can;men gv msg, wait(4-9)

3.Nab:who D?Y I tk br/h2o/meat4my shearrs&gv2men frm who know where;D men went bk,rptd(10-12)

4.D:strap on swords;400 men w/D,200 w/supplies;svt told Abi: D men gut2us,mastr wickd(13-16)

5.Abi 200br,2wine,5shp,grn,100ck raisn,200ck fig,tell Nab;D:Nab pd evil;G deal w/me if lv1m live(17-22)

6.Abi bowd:pardn svt,pay attn2wckd Nab,fool;I see ur men;L kpt u frm avngng,gift2men(23-27)

7.4gv;L mk dynsty bec u fght L bttls,wrongdng in u;ur life bnd by L;enems lives hurld as frm sling(28-29)

8.when L fulfill prom,rem svt;D:prs L who sent u,kpt me frm blodshd;L kp me frm harmg u/males(30-34)

9.D: go in pc;Nab drunk;AM Abi told what happnd,his heart failed;10d later died(35-38)

10.D sent svts ask Abi2b wife;quickly went,becam wife;D also marr Ahinoam;S gv Michal2Paltiel(39-44)

 

11.Ziphites2Saul:isn’t D hiding Hakilah?S w/3000 troops,md camp Hakilah,D lrnd S arrived(26:1-4)

12.D saw S&Abner,cmdr Army,lying w/Army around him;D:who go w/me2S?Abishai go(5-6)

13.S asleep spear in grd by head,Abnr/soldats around;Abishai:G deld enemy,let me pin him2grd(7-8)

14.D:don’t! L strike him;D tk spear/h2o jug near head;no1saw/woke;L D stood away called Abner(9-14)

15.D:Y u guard king?Where spear/jug?S recog D voce; D:y u pursuing svt?S:I sind,try harm u again(15-21)

16.Here=spear;L rewrd rtnes/f8flns;as I value ur life,may L value mine:S2D:b blesd,D went, S2hm(22-25)

 

17.D:1dI destroyd by S,I escape2Phil,S gv up srch;D+600 2Gath w/fam;S no longer search(27:1-4)

18.D2Achish:assign me town2live;Achish gv Ziklag,belong2kings Judah since;D live Phil terr 1y4m(5-7)

19.D+men raid Geshurts,Girzits,Amalekts;D lv m/w alive,tk sheep,cattle,donky,clothes,ret2Achish(8-9)

20.Ach:where raid?D:Negev;lv m/w live2inform; Achish trust D-he becm obnox2ppl,my svt4life(10-12)

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.David buries Samuel, is insulted by Nabal and marries Nabal’s widow, Abigail. (25)

Principle:  The Lord blesses the teachable.

2.David spares Saul again. (26)

Principle:  The Lord defines the days of our lives.

3.David, his men and their families live in Philistine territory. (27)

Principle:  The Lord guards His people wherever they go.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

David marries Abigail, spares Saul and lives in Philistine territory.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK God’s people, though still “people”, are different from the world in that we seek to please God through confession, repentance and forgiveness.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.How do you  point yourself back to Jesus and keep yourself from reacting to circumstances based on emotion?

2.In today’s world, who are “the Lord’s anointed” and how are you being a protector of those individuals?  What needs to change in your thinking so you aren’t tempted to “pin them to the ground”?

3.In what areas does your thinking and behavior resemble “the world” and how will you ask God to transform your heart so they resemble Christ?