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Matthew 11:1-6

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And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

Mat 11:2   Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:  The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.   

verses 2-3 Focus points: John had been put in prison by Herod. Herod had married his own sister – in law, and John publicly rebuked Herod’s flagrant sin(14:3-5) John’s Profile is found in John 1…

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Matthew 11:1-6

And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

Mat 11:2   Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:  The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.   

verses 2-3 Focus points: John had been put in prison by Herod. Herod had married his own sister – in law, and John publicly rebuked Herod’s flagrant sin(14:3-5) John’s Profile is found in John 1. Herod’s Profile is found in Mark 6.

Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: 
The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:  The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.  And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

As John sat in prison, he began to have some doubts about whether Jesus really was the Messiah. If John’s purpose was to prepare people for the coming Messiah (3:3) and if Jesus really was that Messiah, then why was john in prison when he could have been preaching to the crows, preparing their hearts?  Jesus answered John’s doubts by pointing Jesus’ acts of healing the blind, lame, and deaf, curing the lepers, raising the dead, and preaching the good news to the poor. With so much evidence, Jesus identity was obvious. If you sometimes doubt your salvation, the forgiveness of your sins, or God’s work in your life, look at the evidence in Scripture and the changes in your life. When you doubt, don’t turn away from Christ, turn to him.

 

 

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Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

via Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

Deep Study in Church stuff......., Proverb for Today

Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

(NIV)   An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends: he defies all sound judgment.

A Message for Today

Gratitude for deliverance and victory.

Theme: The only sure way to be delivered from surrounding evil is to call upon God for help and strength.

Psalm 18:1-3 >  I love you O LORD, my strength.
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.   I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies.

Focus points:

This psalm is  almost a duplicate of  2 Samuel 22.it may have been written toward the end of David’s life when there was peace. God is praised for hos glorious works and blessings through the years.  God’s protection of his people is limitless and can take many forms. David characterized God’s care with five military symbols. God is like (1) a rock that can’t be moved by any who would harm us. (2) f fortress or place of safety where the enemy can’t follow, (3) a shield that comes between us and harm, (4) a horn of salvation, a symbol of might and power (5) a stronghold high above our enemies. If you need protection, look to God.

Claiming God's Word, Daily Promise

Psalm 17:13-15 Focus Points

 

Rise up, LORD, confront them, bring them down; with your sword rescue me from the wicked.   By your hand save me from such people, LORD, from those of this world whose reward is in this life. May what you have stored up for the wicked fill their bellies; may their children gorge themselves on it, and may there be leftovers for their little ones.   As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.   

Ref: 1John 3:2>   Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.    

Focus Points: We deceive ourselves when we measure our happiness or contentment in life by the amount of wealth we possess. When we put riches at the top of our value system, we let power, pleasure and financial security overshadow the eternal value of our relationship with God. We think we will be happy or content when we get riches, only to discover that they don’t  really satisfy, and the pleasures fade away. The true measurement of happiness or contentment is found in God’s love and in doing his will. You will find true happiness if you put your relationship with God above earthly riches.  verse 15 also focus on the word awake shows that David believed in resurrection was not widespread in Old Testament times. several verses show that it was partially understood. some of these are Job 19:25-27; Psalms 16:10; 49:15; 139:17,18; Isaiah 26:19 and Daniel 12:2,13.