Saturday, January 23, 2016

Jesus fulfills the prophecies of the Old Testament.

"A narrative of those things which have been fulfilled among us"  according to  (Luke 1:1 NKJV)

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free,   and that the time of the LORD’s favor has come.”
(Luke 4:18-19 NLT)

"Jesus said to them, “Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” (Luke 4: 21 NABRE)

Friday, January 22, 2016

Open our hearts and minds as you speak Your Word to us

"As Lydia listened with intensity to what was being said, the Master gave her a trusting heart—and she believed!"   (Acts 16:13 MSG)

Open our minds and hearts to listen to the words of Your Son.

"And we will never stop thanking God for this: that when we preached to you, you didn’t think of the words we spoke as being just our own, but you accepted what we said as the very Word of God—which, of course, it was—and it changed your lives when you believed it."  (1 Thessalonians 2: 3 TLB)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

We have come to know that God is merciful, kind and generous to us.

"We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love.   God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them."  (1John 4:16 NLT)

"Love is never tired of waiting; love is kind; love has no envy; love has no high opinion of itself, love has no pride."  (1 Corinthians 13:4 BBE)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I place all my trust in God fearing nothing.

In God I trust, I shall not fear.

"But when I am afraid, I will put my confidence in you. Yes, I will trust the promises of God. And since I am trusting him, what can mere man do to me?  They are always twisting what I say. All their thoughts are how to harm me."  (Psalm 56: 3-5 TLB)

"My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help. This I know: God is on my side.  I praise God for what he has promised;  yes, I praise the Lord for what he has promised.  I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?  What can mere mortals do to me?"  (Psalm 56: 9-11 NLT)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Lord trains me to fight.

"The Lord who saved me from the claws and teeth of the lion and the bear will save me from this Philistine!”

Saul finally consented, “All right, go ahead,” he said, “and may the Lord be with you!”  (1 Samuel 17:37 TLB)

" David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied."
(1 Samuel 17:45 NLT)

"And everyone assembled here will know that the LORD rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the LORD’s battle, and he will give you to us!”
(1 Samuel 17:47 NLT)

"So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword."
(1 Samuel 17:50 NLT)

Monday, January 18, 2016

On a champion I have placed a crown.

I have found David my servant.

"But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
(1 Samuel 16:7 NIV)

"Arise, anoint him; this is he.  Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed David in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward."
(1Sam 16:12-13 AMP)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Obedience and Submission more pleasing to God than Sacrifice!

Obedience Not Sacrifice!

"The Lord anointed you king of Israel and sent you on a mission." (1 Samuel 15: 17 - 18 NABRE)

"Why then have you disobeyed the Lord? You have pounced on the spoil, thus doing what was evil in the Lord’s  sight.”   Saul explained to Samuel: “I did indeed obey the Lord and fulfill the mission on which the Lord sent me." (1 Samuel 15: 19-20 NABRE)

"Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, the Lord in turn has rejected you as king.”  (1 Samuel 15: 23 NABRE)