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Thu, 06 Apr 2017 - God’s promise of restoration

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Promise of Restoration
Reading: God’s promise of restoration
Reference: Jer. 32:36-42

Jeremiah 32:36: And now therefore thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence;
Jeremiah 32:37: Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:
Jeremiah 32:38: And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:
Jeremiah 32:39: And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:
Jeremiah 32:40: And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
Jeremiah 32:41: Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.
Jeremiah 32:42: For thus saith the Lord; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.
(KJV)
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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 - He will forgive and cleanse

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Promise of Restoration
Reading: He will forgive and cleanse
Reference: 1 John 1:5-10

I John 1:5: This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
I John 1:6: If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
I John 1:7: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
I John 1:8: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
I John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
I John 1:10: If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
(KJV)
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Tue, 04 Apr 2017 - Restoration brings thanksgiving

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Promise of Restoration
Reading: Restoration brings thanksgiving
Reference: Jer. 30:17-22

Jeremiah 30:17: For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
Jeremiah 30:18: Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.
Jeremiah 30:19: And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
Jeremiah 30:20: Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.
Jeremiah 30:21: And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the Lord.
Jeremiah 30:22: And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
(KJV)
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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 - A humble, contrite heart required

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Promise of Restoration
Reading: A humble, contrite heart required
Reference: Isa. 57:15-18

Isaiah 57:15: For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Isaiah 57:16: For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.
Isaiah 57:17: For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.
Isaiah 57:18: I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
(KJV)
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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 - God is the source of all help

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: In the Hands of the Potter
Reading: God is the source of all help
Reference: Ps. 18:31-50

Psalms 18:31: For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God?
Psalms 18:32: It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
Psalms 18:33: He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places.
Psalms 18:34: He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
Psalms 18:35: Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
Psalms 18:36: Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.
Psalms 18:37: I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.
Psalms 18:38: I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.
Psalms 18:39: For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
Psalms 18:40: Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.
Psalms 18:41: They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the Lord, but he answered them not.
Psalms 18:42: Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.
Psalms 18:43: Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.
Psalms 18:44: As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.
Psalms 18:45: The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.
Psalms 18:46: The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
Psalms 18:47: It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.
Psalms 18:48: He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.
Psalms 18:49: Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.
Psalms 18:50: Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.
(KJV)
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Sat, 01 Apr 2017 - I am God, there is none else

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: In the Hands of the Potter
Reading: I am God, there is none else
Reference: Isa. 46:3-13

Isaiah 46:3: Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb:
Isaiah 46:4: And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.
Isaiah 46:5: To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?
Isaiah 46:6: They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship.
Isaiah 46:7: They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.
Isaiah 46:8: Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors.
Isaiah 46:9: Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
Isaiah 46:10: Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
Isaiah 46:11: Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
Isaiah 46:12: Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:
Isaiah 46:13: I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.
(KJV)
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Fri, 31 Mar 2017 - The creation of man

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: In the Hands of the Potter
Reading: The creation of man
Reference: Gen. 1:26-31; 2:7, 21-23

Genesis 1:26: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Genesis 1:27: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Genesis 1:28: And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Genesis 1:29: And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
Genesis 1:30: And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
Genesis 1:31: And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Genesis 2:7: And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Genesis 2:21: And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
Genesis 2:22: And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
Genesis 2:23: And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
(KJV)
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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 - Mercy is in God’s hand

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: In the Hands of the Potter
Reading: Mercy is in God’s hand
Reference: Rom. 9:14-23

Romans 9:14: What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
Romans 9:15: For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
Romans 9:16: So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
Romans 9:17: For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
Romans 9:18: Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
Romans 9:19: Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
Romans 9:20: Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
Romans 9:21: Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Romans 9:22: What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
Romans 9:23: And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
(KJV)
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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 - We are clay, Thou art the Potter

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: In the Hands of the Potter
Reading: We are clay, Thou art the Potter
Reference: Isa. 64:1-9

Isaiah 64:1: Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
Isaiah 64:2: As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!
Isaiah 64:3: When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
Isaiah 64:4: For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
Isaiah 64:5: Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
Isaiah 64:6: But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Isaiah 64:7: And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
Isaiah 64:8: But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
Isaiah 64:9: Be not wroth very sore, O Lord, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.
(KJV)
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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 - Marvelous work of the Potter

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: In the Hands of the Potter
Reading: Marvelous work of the Potter
Reference: Isa. 29:13-16

Isaiah 29:13: Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Isaiah 29:14: Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
Isaiah 29:15: Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
Isaiah 29:16: Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
(KJV)
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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 - Justified by faith

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: In the Hands of the Potter
Reading: Justified by faith
Reference: Gal. 2:16-21

Galatians 2:16: Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Galatians 2:17: But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
Galatians 2:18: For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
Galatians 2:19: For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
Galatians 2:20: I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:21: I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
(KJV)
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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 - Seeking the simple way

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Humble Revived
Reading: Seeking the simple way
Reference: Ps. 131:1-3

Psalms 131:1: Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
Psalms 131:2: Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.
Psalms 131:3: Let Israel hope in the Lord from henceforth and for ever.
(KJV)
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Sat, 25 Mar 2017 - Seek God while He may be found

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Humble Revived
Reading: Seek God while He may be found
Reference: Isa. 55:6-9

Isaiah 55:6: Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Isaiah 55:7: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Isaiah 55:8: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
Isaiah 55:9: For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
(KJV)
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 - How to receive grace

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Humble Revived
Reading: How to receive grace
Reference: 1 Pet. 5:5-6

I Peter 5:5: Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
I Peter 5:6: Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
(KJV)
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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 - Ruined life, humble plea, joyful return

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Humble Revived
Reading: Ruined life, humble plea, joyful return
Reference: Luke 15:11-24

Luke 15:11: And he said, A certain man had two sons:
Luke 15:12: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
Luke 15:13: And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
Luke 15:14: And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
Luke 15:15: And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
Luke 15:16: And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
Luke 15:17: And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
Luke 15:18: I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
Luke 15:19: And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
Luke 15:20: And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
Luke 15:21: And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
Luke 15:22: But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
Luke 15:23: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
Luke 15:24: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
(KJV)
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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 - Be humble as a child

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Humble Revived
Reading: Be humble as a child
Reference: Matt. 18:1-4

Matthew 18:1: At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
Matthew 18:2: And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
Matthew 18:3: And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:4: Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
(KJV)
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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 - Humbly accepting criticism

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Humble Revived
Reading: Humbly accepting criticism
Reference: 1 Sam. 9:15-21; 10:24-27

I Samuel 9:15: Now the Lord had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,
I Samuel 9:16: To morrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be captain over my people Israel, that he may save my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked upon my people, because their cry is come unto me.
I Samuel 9:17: And when Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! this same shall reign over my people.
I Samuel 9:18: Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer’s house is.
I Samuel 9:19: And Samuel answered Saul, and said, I am the seer: go up before me unto the high place; for ye shall eat with me to day, and to morrow I will let thee go, and will tell thee all that is in thine heart.
I Samuel 9:20: And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago, set not thy mind on them; for they are found. And on whom is all the desire of Israel? Is it not on thee, and on all thy father’s house?
I Samuel 9:21: And Saul answered and said, Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? wherefore then speakest thou so to me?
I Samuel 10:24: And Samuel said to all the people, See ye him whom the Lord hath chosen, that there is none like him among all the people? And all the people shouted, and said, God save the king.
I Samuel 10:25: Then Samuel told the people the manner of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, and laid it up before the Lord. And Samuel sent all the people away, every man to his house.
I Samuel 10:26: And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.
I Samuel 10:27: But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.
(KJV)
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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 - Humble repentance effected

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Humble Revived
Reading: Humble repentance effected
Reference: 2 Chron. 34:14-28

II Chronicles 34:14: And when they brought out the money that was brought into the house of the Lord, Hilkiah the priest found a book of the law of the Lord given by Moses.
II Chronicles 34:15: And Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the Lord. And Hilkiah delivered the book to Shaphan.
II Chronicles 34:16: And Shaphan carried the book to the king, and brought the king word back again, saying, All that was committed to thy servants, they do it.
II Chronicles 34:17: And they have gathered together the money that was found in the house of the Lord, and have delivered it into the hand of the overseers, and to the hand of the workmen.
II Chronicles 34:18: Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath given me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.
II Chronicles 34:19: And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he rent his clothes.
II Chronicles 34:20: And the king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Abdon the son of Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king’s, saying,
II Chronicles 34:21: Go, enquire of the Lord for me, and for them that are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found: for great is the wrath of the Lord that is poured out upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the Lord, to do after all that is written in this book.
II Chronicles 34:22: And Hilkiah, and they that the king had appointed, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; ( now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college:) and they spake to her to that effect.
II Chronicles 34:23: And she answered them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Tell ye the man that sent you to me,
II Chronicles 34:24: Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the curses that are written in the book which they have read before the king of Judah:
II Chronicles 34:25: Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be poured out upon this place, and shall not be quenched.
II Chronicles 34:26: And as for the king of Judah, who sent you to enquire of the Lord, so shall ye say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel concerning the words which thou hast heard;
II Chronicles 34:27: Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the Lord.
II Chronicles 34:28: Behold, I will gather thee to thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered to thy grave in peace, neither shall thine eyes see all the evil that I will bring upon this place, and upon the inhabitants of the same. So they brought the king word again.
(KJV)
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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 - Many called, few chosen

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Great Invitation
Reading: Many called, few chosen
Reference: Matt. 22:1-14

Matthew 22:1: And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
Matthew 22:2: The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
Matthew 22:3: And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
Matthew 22:4: Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
Matthew 22:5: But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
Matthew 22:6: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
Matthew 22:7: But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Matthew 22:8: Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
Matthew 22:9: Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
Matthew 22:10: So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
Matthew 22:11: And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
Matthew 22:12: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
Matthew 22:13: Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 22:14: For many are called, but few are chosen.
(KJV)
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Sat, 18 Mar 2017 - Making excuses when invited

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Great Invitation
Reading: Making excuses when invited
Reference: Luke 14:15-24

Luke 14:15: And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
Luke 14:16: Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
Luke 14:17: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
Luke 14:18: And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
Luke 14:19: And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
Luke 14:20: And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
Luke 14:21: So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
Luke 14:22: And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
Luke 14:23: And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
Luke 14:24: For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
(KJV)
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