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Glory Days by Max Lucado

Glory Days  by Max Lucado  Inspirational Thomas Nelson  God has a Promised Land for you to claim.   Maybe you're feeling a little stuck. Caught in a rut. You're fighting the same battles and facing the same temptations. You're wondering, is this as good as the Christian life gets?   There's good news. You were made for more. You were made for Glory Days. In God's plan, in God's land, you win more often than you lose, forgive as quickly as you are offended, and give as abundantly as you receive. You may stumble, but you will not collapse. You may struggle, but you'll defy despair. You will enjoy abundant fruit and increasing faith. With God's help you can close the gap between the person you are and the person you want to be. These days are Glory Days. Your past is past, your future is bright, God's promises are true and his Word is sure. With God as your helper, you will be all he wants you to be, do all he wan

Homiletics Matthew 16

written 22 January 2014 Contents ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture ):   Where?                 Coasts of Magdala & Caesarea Philippi   Who?   Jesus, Pharisees, Sadducees, Disciples, Peter 1 16:1-4 Pharisees/Sadducees came, desired sign; J: when evening, ye say will be fair weather for sky red - in morning, foul weather for sky red/lowring – hypocrites, ye discern sky but not signs of times - Wicked/adulterous generation seeketh sign, no sign given but sign of Jonas and He departed. 2 16:5-7 When D come other side, forgotten bread; J: beware leaven Phar/Sadd; they reasoned because we taken no bread. 3 16:8-10 J: ye of little faith, why reason ye because no bread, remember 5 loaves of 5000/how many baskets ye took up, 7 loaves of 4000/how many baskets ye took up? 4 16:11-12 How ye not understand I spake not concerning bread; then understood

Homiletics Matthew 15

written 15 January 2014 Contents ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture ):   Where?                 Jerusalem, Tyre, Sidon, Magdala               Who? Scribes, Pharisees, Jesus, disciples, Peter, Canaanite woman, multitude 1 15:1-6 To J, scribes/Pharisees: why disciples transgress tradition, wash not hands; J: why ye transgress commandment of God by tradition, commanded: honor father/mother – ye honor not father/mother; made commandment of none effect by tradition. 2 15:7-9 Esaias prophesy of you: draweth nigh with mouth, honoreth me w/lips, heart far from me; in vain they worship me, teaching commandments of men. 3 15:10-11 J to multitude: hear/understand – not goeth into mouth defileth, that which cometh out defileth man. 4 15:12-14 Disciples to J: Pharisees offended; J: every plant heavenly Father not planted rooted up; let them alone – blind lead

Homiletics Matthew 14

written 8 January 2014 Contents ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture ):   Where?                   (Jerusalem?)   Gennesaret          Who?   Herod, Herodias, (Salome), John the Baptist, Jesus, disciples, multitude, Peter 1 14:1-2 Herod heard of Jesus, said this=John Baptist, risen – mighty works shew forth in him 2 14:3-5 John bound, prison for Herodias’ sake (bro Philip’s wife); John said not lawful to have her; would’ve put to death /feared multitude – they counted him as prophet. 3 14:6-8 Herod’s b’day, daughter of Herodius danced/pleased Herod, he promised whatever she ask: instructed by mother, said: John Baptist’s head in charger. 4 14:9-12 King sorry, for oath/them which sat with him, he commanded, beheaded John, brought to damsel, she brought to mother, disciples came, took body, buried, told Jesus. 5 14:13-14 Jesu