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Homiletics Matthew 26:1-46

written 3 April 2014 Contents ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture ):   Where?                   Bethany, Jerusalem, Mt. of Olives, Gethsemane   Who?   Jesus, Disciples, Chief Priests, Scribes, Elders, Caiaphas, (Simon the Leper), woman, Judas, Peter 1 26:1-2 J: 2 days – Passover, Son of man betrayed/crucified. 2 26:3-5 Chief priests, scribes, elders to palace of Caiaphas; consulted take Jesus by subtilty/kill; not on feast day, lest there be uproar. 3 26:6-9 J Bethany, house of Simon (leper); came woman/alabaster box precious ointment, poured on His head; Disc saw, indignation: what purpose this waste; ointment might have sold for much, given to poor. 4 26:10-13 When J understood: why trouble woman, she wrought good work upon me; ye have poor always, me not always; she poured ointment for my burial; where gospel preached in whole world, that this wom

Armor of God – Week Seven – The Sword of the Spirit

To wrap up this study, this is what I learned from Video #7: ·          Standing firm is maintaining the posture I’ve been given in Christ (my identity). ·          The Sword of the Spirit is the Spirit’s weapon!   Not my weapon. ·          The word Paul uses for sword describes an 18” dagger that is quick to draw, needle sharp and for use in up-close hand-to-hand combat. ·          When Scripture is illumined, that is the Holy Spirit handing you the sword…even preparing you in advance for battle. I pray you’re experiencing dramatic change in your own prayer lives.   I also pray you’re ready to mentor someone else like Miss Priscilla has mentored you for the last seven weeks.   I pray that God will bring that person into your life right now while you’re fresh from Boot Camp.   Maybe you’ve been mentoring someone the whole time you’ve been learning.   Use your armor and weapons well, my brothers and sisters!   May God bless you richly.

Homiletics Matthew 25

written 27 March 2014 Contents ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture ):   Where?                                                                 Who?   Jesus 1 25:1-4 Koh likened unto 10 virgins, took lamps, to meet bridegroom; 5 wise, 5 foolish; foolish took lamps/no oil; wise took oil w/lamps. 2 25:5-7 Bridegroom tarried, they slumbered/slept; midnight – cry: behold bridegroom cometh, go meet him; virgins rose/trimmed lamps. 3 25:8-10 Foolish: give us oil, our lamps out; wise: not enough for us and you, go buy for yourselves; while they went, bridegroom came, ready went w/him to marriage & door shut. 4 25:11-12 Other virgins: Lord, open to us; he answered I know you not. 5 25:13 Watch, ye know neither day nor hour Son of man cometh. 6 25:14-15 Koh as man traveling, called servants, delivered t

Fervent by Priscilla Shirer PLUS GIVEAWAY!

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Priscilla Shirer and B&H/Lifeway for sending me a copy of "Fervent:  A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer" 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. Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer is a must read for every Christian who is serious about positive change in their prayer life!  The enemy has a strategy for attacking God’s people and we must be prayed up so we are not preyed upon in these areas.  Each chapter focuses on one area that may be vulnerable to attack:  your Passion, Focus, Identity, Family, Past, Fears, Purity, Pressures, Hurts and Relationships.  Each area is flushed out with plenty of Scripture to empower that area of your life. One of my favorite features of this book are the perforated cards in

Fire and Ice by Mary Connealy

Saddle up for mysteries and laughs with the Wilde sisters! Bailey Wilde is the oldest sister--and the one who takes care of everyone else in her family. But after her sisters marry and move away, her little homestead becomes bleak and lonely, especially during the long winter months. In a moment of weakness, Bailey agrees to a wild plan concocted by her neighbor, Gage Coulter. Gage is an honest man, but he didn't make his fortune by being weak. He won't break the law, but he'll push as hard as he can within it. Five thousand acres of excellent grazing land is lost to him because Bailey's homestead is located right across the entrance to a canyon full of lush grass. Gage has to regain access to this land--and he's got to go through Bailey to do it. So he makes a proposal... Can these two independent, life-toughened homesteaders finally loosen up enough to earn each other's respect--and maybe find love in the process? The Author Photo courtesy of Ging

Armor of God – Week Six – The Helmet of Salvation

Video #6 taught me: ·          The enemy is after my mind. ·          Salvation is meant to be applied, not just received. ·          Salvation is meant to implement a new way of thinking.   It’s about my identity in Christ! ·          We have the protection of salvation, now we need to use it. ·          Being blessed is in our genetic code (Eph 1:3 says Your God is blessed!   My Daddy’s blessed and so am I!). ·          We cooperate in the sanctification process. ·          We tear down strongholds with the Word of God! This week’s book work taught me: ·          The Lord restores me through the renewing of my mind through His Word as I respond to what He reveals by applying it to my life.   This makes me look like Jesus and protects my mind (Rom 12:2). ·          God has given me a lavish and substantial inheritance – my identity in Christ.   There are many good lists of these truths.   Here’s one: