Daily Bible Reading 4 February 2019

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2/4/19 Daily Bible Reading Exodus 19-20, Psalm 12-14

Exodus 19:5-9 (ESV) Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.” So Moses came and called the elders of the people and set before them all these words that the LORD had commanded him. All the people answered together and said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do.” And Moses reported the words of the people to the LORD. And the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I am coming to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe you forever.” When Moses told the words of the people to the LORD,

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100 Verses #48 Romans 12:18

100 Verses

48. Romans 12:18

If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone. —Romans 12:18

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In 1757 Benjamin Franklin sailed for England aboard a ship that joined a fleet of nearly one hundred others. From the deck Franklin noticed that the water behind most of the ships was churning and agitated; but two ships had calm wakes, as though gliding through the sea. Asking the captain about it, he received this reply: “Oh, everyone knows that. The cooks on those two ships have just thrown their greasy water overboard.”

Franklin spent years pondering this phenomenon. He even designed a walking cane with a hollow center that he filled with oil. When at a lake or river, he’d amaze his friends with a little parlor trick. No matter how choppy the water, when he poured his oil onto the surface, it became more calm. The calmness would spread out and cover a wide area.

Franklin’s discovery was the object of much inquiry. People wanted to know why a thin layer of oil could create such calm on the waters. The answer is simple. Ripples and waves are caused by the friction between air and water. When a gust of wind blows over a body of water, the air grabs at the water and lifts it up. When the surface of the water is coated with oil, the friction is reduced, and the wind cannot easily get hold of the water.

What oil is to water, grace and graciousness are to our relationships. People tend to rub one another the wrong way. The friction between our personalities creates ripples of disharmony. But when we pour the oil of grace onto the water, it has a way of calming the seas. If we’re gracious to people—we don’t get mad easily; we don’t stay mad long; we don’t take offense or let a root of bitterness spring up—if we forgive easily and assume the best in others, and if we learn to smile through the day, we’ll have a much happier life. So will the people around us!

In ten words Romans 12:18 sums up the essence of good relationships. The main clause is found in the last five words: live at peace with everyone. But it opens with two helpful caveats: (1) if possible, and (2) on your part. That tells us that sometimes, despite our best efforts, we’ll have broken friendships, rocky relationships, and even hostile enemies. Even the author of these words, the apostle Paul, had a falling out with Barnabas, a disagreement with Peter, and a conflict with Alexander the Coppersmith, among others. But the list of his friendships in Romans 16 shows us that he surely kept his own advice: If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone.

Memory Tip

To remember the reference, think of 12:18 as the opposite of 1812. When we think of 1812, we think of war; when we think of 1218, we think of living at peace.

A fool’s displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible…. A person’s insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.—King Solomon, Proverbs 12:16; 19:11

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Bible Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day

There hath no temptation taken you but such as man can bear: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that ye may be able to endure it.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ASV

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Good Morning

Good Morning

Psalm 143:8 (ESV) Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Psalm 90:14 (ESV) Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

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Sunday Service 3 February 2019 ABF Guam

2/3/19 Sunday Service at ABF Guam

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Adult/Youth Sunday School  25

Senior Pastor Robert Prieto

Joshua 23:9-10

Deuteronomy 8:10-20

Matthew 1:21

Acts 2:38

Romans 6:17-18

2 Corinthians 5:17

1 Peter 4:12-13

Romans 8:16-18

James 1:2-3

Philippians 3:13-14

2 Peter 1:1-4

2 Peter 1:5-10

1 Corinthians 2:12-14

Matthew 7:13-14

Worship Service 60

Songs

The Shout of The King

Our God

Thank You Lord

The Power of Your Love

Pastor Robin Harry

Our Spiritual Eyesight

Hebrews 12:2

Isaiah 45:22

Micah 7:7

Psalm 25:15

Psalm 121:1

Psalm 143:8

Isaiah 40:26

2 Chronicles 20:12

Job 35:5

Psalm 5:3

Psalm 25:1

Today’s Theme Song: Thank You Lord

I may have done this recently but our praise team did a really good job on this one this morning.  So here we are again

Psalm 92:1 (ESV) It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

“Thank You Lord”
Bible says it’s a good thing
To give thanks to the Lord, amen

I come before You today
And there’s just one thing that I want to say
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
For all You’ve given to me
For all the blessings I can not see
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord

With a grateful heart
With a song of praise
With an outstreched arm
I will bless Your name
Thank You Lord
I just wanna thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
I just wanna thank You Lord
Thank You Lord

For all You’ve done in my life
You took my darkness and gave me your light
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
You took my sin and my shame
You took my sickness and healed all my pain
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord

With a grateful heart
With a song of praise
With an outstreched arm
I will bless Your name
Thank You Lord
I just wanna thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
I just wanna thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
Oh, thank You Lord
I just wanna thank You Lord
I just wanna thank You Lord
Oh, thank You Lord
I just want to thank You Lord
Thank You Lord

Oh we thank You, oh we thank You Lord
Lift Your voice, thank You Lord
All You’ve done in our live we just wanna say thank You Lord
Oh thank You Lord, thank You Lord

Yes we do, oh we wanna say thank You Lord
Yes thank You Lord
Thank You Lord, thank You Lord, thank You Lord
Thank You Lord, thank You Lord, thank You Lord

(The grateful heart)
With a greatful heart
With a song of praise
With an outstreched arm
I will bless Your name

Oh, thank You Lord, yes
I just wanna thank You Lord
I just wanna thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
I just wanna thank You Lord
Thank You, thank You, thank You

Thank You Lord
I just wanna thank You Lord
I just wanna thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
I just wanna thank You Lord
Thank You Lord

Yes we thank You Lord, thank You Lord, thank You Lord
Yes we thank You, oh we thank You

Writer(s): BALOCHE PAUL JOSEPH, MOEN DONALD JAMES

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Daily Service: What’s in your wallet

Daily Service: What’s in your wallet?

My daughter left me a note indicating her wallet had been stolen the previous night and advising that I put a stop on a credit card that I have her as an authorized user on. While I appreciated her concern, I remembered seeing that very card in the door handle of her car. I verified that before I took off for church but a line from a Capital One ad from 2000 rose up in my memory. “What’s in your wallet” reminded me of this passage:

Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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Daily Bible Reading 3 February 2019

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2/3/19 SABBATH
Daily Bible Reading: Exodus 17-18, Mark 2
 
Exodus 17:5-7 (ESV) And the LORD said to Moses, “Pass on before the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel, and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people will drink.” And Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the quarreling of the people of Israel, and because they tested the LORD by saying, “Is the LORD among us or not?”
 
Mark 2:13-17 (NKJV) Then He went out again by the sea; and all the multitude came to Him, and He taught them. As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him. Now it happened, as He was dining in Levi’s house, that many tax collectors and sinners also sat together with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many, and they followed Him. And when the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eating with the tax collectors and sinners, they said to His disciples, “How is it that He eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?” When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”
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100 Verses #47 Romans 12:12

100 Verses

47. Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer. —Romans 12:12

On June 22, 1879, the great Victorian preacher, Charles Spurgeon, preached a sermon on this text in which he said the first two phrases—rejoice in hope and be patient in affliction—are powerful antidotes against poison, but they must be taken with prayer. “Joy and patience are curative essences,” he said, “but they must be dropped into a glass full of supplication, and then they will be wonderfully efficient.”

These are the Great Physician’s three prescriptions for tough times: Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer. Take each phrase in turn, memorize it, meditate on it, consider its implications, then go on to the next.

Rejoice in hope. When we can’t rejoice in circumstances, we can rejoice in the anticipation of what God’s going to do with them, in them, through them, despite them, and because of them. On cloudy days the sun still shines as brightly as ever in the center of the solar system; and when we rejoice in hope, we’re saying, “Despite current conditions, the Son is shining for me as brightly as ever with healing in His rays.”

Be patient in affliction. Rejoicing in hope enables us to be patient in affliction. Patience is hope in different clothing. It’s the ability to wait calmly as the Lord works everything in conformity with the purpose of His will.

Be persistent in prayer. “Whenever your hope seems to fail you and your joy begins to sink,” said Spurgeon, “the shortest method is to take to your knees. By remembering the promise in prayer, hope will be sustained and then joy is sure to spring from it.” An open Bible and a bowed head create a powerful atmosphere in which God’s will is brought to bear upon the distresses of life. Jesus even recommended we “nag” God with our requests, like a persistent neighbor at a friend’s door or a relentless widow harassing a presiding judge.

Romans 12:12 is a shot in the arm for whatever ails us.

Rejoicing In…

  • Rejoice in all the good things the Lord your God has given you. (Deut. 26:11)
  • Rejoice in the presence of the Lord Your God. (Deut. 27:7)
  • Rejoice in the shadow of [His] wings. (Ps. 63:7)
  • Rejoice in… praise. (Ps. 106:47)
  • Rejoice in the way revealed by [His] decrees. (Ps. 119:14)
  • Rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. (Isa. 29:19)
  • Rejoice in [His] house of prayer. (Isa. 56:7)
  • Rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. (Rom. 5:2)
  • Rejoice in hope. (Rom. 12:12)
  • Rejoice in the Lord always. (Phil. 4:4)

Prayer brings us into that state of grace where tribulation is not only endured, but where there is under it a spirit of rejoicing. —E. M. Bounds

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Bible Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10 ASV

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