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The letter to the Ephesians is an explanation of what the Gospel is and, if believed, what it does in our lives. How it changes us in every way. This epistle also describes the church's role on this earth and our commitment to it. Scripture Text: Ephesians 3:14-21Kirjoittanut People's Church Arnold
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To us today the word mystery conjures up the idea of something unsolved. That is what we think of in regards to a mystery, but, in New Testament Greek the work musrerion means something which is beyond natural knowledge, but has been opened to us by divine revelation. Scripture Text: Ephesians 3:1-13…
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If we're like Moses and afraid of the task ahead of us, or we're not sure what God is calling us to do, we need to ask ourselves and some important questions. 1. What's my beginning? (Exodus 1:16-17, Exodus 1:20-22, Exodus 2:1-3, Exodus 2:23-25) 2. Where am I now? (Exodus 3:1-5) 3. Who do I know? (Exodus 3:6-7, 11-15, Exodus 5:22-23, Exodus 6:2-3) …
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How many times have we chased after our own plan only to be disappointed and disheartened? Often we look back and realize that God knew better all along. When the door of opportunity closes, it's important that we don't give up and look for the next open door and trust God. 1. God has a plan and He is in control (Genesis 25:21-23) 2. When God's pla…
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In the "School of Faith" we must have test from time to time, or we will never know where we are spiritually. Here are five things to consider when it comes to test in this life. 1. Expect Test from God (Genesis 22:1-2) 2. Focus on Promises, not Explanations (Genesis 22:3-5) 3. Depend on God's Provisions (Genesis 22:6-14) 4. Seek to Glorify Christ …
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In Ephesians 2, Paul gives us such a contrast when he describes one place so low and another so high. He takes us down to lowest depths of the soul (vv. 1-3) and then up to "the heavenly realms (vv. 4-7). He contrast death to life, and Hell to Heaven, bondage to freedom, and despair to hope. Scripture Text: Ephesians 2:1-7…
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The bond that grows almost instantly between a newborn and its mother is amazing. That bond is responsible for attachment and the ability to attach to people throughout life. When a child is overwhelmed and does not receive the nurture from the mother, it becomes a lifelong pattern of inability to cope with life. Scripture Text: 2 Timothy 1:1-7…
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Today, the sermon is on forgiveness and our need to learn to forgive—forgive others, forgive ourselves, and even forgive God. Living in unforgiveness is like living in the desert with no water. Forgiveness brings life and causes us to flourish, and those around us to thrive. Scripture Text: Ephesians 1:7-10…
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It is important to realize that the Letter to the Ephesians is written to the body of Christ everywhere. It is a message for the Church in every age. The message is loud and clear that Christ reconciles all races and cultures by bringing them to himself and making them one with him and with one another. It is a message of unity, and a message for a…
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Have you ever witnessed someone have a changed heart? We have all seen this and when it happens it is stunning. It happened all through Jesus’ ministry as he touched lives. Here, in this passage, it happened at his death. There were those who observed Him die and were changed. We will look at three occasions when people’s hearts were changed becaus…
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People everywhere, even Christians wonder if there is anything else to look forward to in life. Sometimes we feel the best has come and gone. Is there anything left to long for in life? In a world that is depressing due to the amount of terrible news. The need to turn our attention to the heaven God has prepared for us is imperative. The Bible spea…
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1 Samuel 31 tells of the tragic death of Saul, the one who had been called the anointed, called to save his people. The death of Saul will point us not only to the coming kingdom of David, but also to the kingdom of the one descended from David a thousand years later. He would be declared king in power by his resurrection from the dead. Scripture T…
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God’s providence leads us toward God’s plans for our lives and prevents us from making terrible mistakes. David had made a mistake by going over to the Philistines causing him to be part of an army that will fight his own people. God will close the door and send David away from this disaster. Scripture Text: 1 Samuel 29:1-11…
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It is interesting how we use the word blessed. We say “God bless you” to someone who sneezes, maybe hoping we don’t get what they have. When something good happens, we say, “We got a huge blessing.” However, Jesus used the word very differently than we might expect. In his Sermon on the Mount, he gave us eight beatitudes or blessed attitudes that r…
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Hopelessness is the darkest of all human experiences. It happens when a person can see no future worth living. Hopelessness strips away all motivation for living taking away all enjoyment and fulfillment. In 1 Samuel 28 we see the utter hopelessness of King Saul. He is a man "having no hope and without God in the world." Scripture Text: 1 Samuel 28…
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Now we are shown another episode in David’s life that is not impressive. For the next 16 months David would not write any psalms. There are no recorded prayers. During this time David makes his decisions from a humanistic viewpoint. This is one of the darkest periods in David’s life. Scripture Text: 1 Samuel 27:1-12…
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David had recently spared Saul’s life. At the time, it was hard for David to understand anything good from these situations. Still, with time, he realized God was teaching him a valuable lesson and showing mercy. Now, in chapter 26, he has a second opportunity but does not take it. Scripture Text: 1 Samuel 26:1-25…
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Luke, being the only Gentile author in the Bible and also a physician, sees things differently, often including important details. This is helpful because he gives us the fuller account of Jesus’ birth. He begins by noting the date, informing us that Caesar Augustus was the ruler of “the entire Roman world.” Luke paints a contrast between one who i…
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Mary would have grown up in a strong Jewish home. Her life was set like most girls her age. She would have a prearranged marriage and later have numerous children. She would likely never travel very far from home, and later die in obscurity. However, that is not Mary’s story, she is the recipient of a special calling from God the Father and that sh…
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The book of Isaiah is the Bible in miniature. It has 66 chapters corresponding to the 66 books of the Bible. The first 39 chapters have a tone of judgment, and the last 27 chapters, like the New Testament, have a different focus. Something extraordinary happens at chapter 40 as the prophet introduces the savior. Scripture Text: Isaiah 40:1-11…
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It is a marvelous thing to be able to persuade an angry person from committing hurtful acts out of anger. It takes great tact and patience, but in so doing you both help the one who would be hurt and the angry person. Abigail could see the folly of David’s anger and she was able to persuade him of the harm that would come if he proceeded in carryin…
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David could have made his path to the throne quick and easy, but he chose not to take that path. We can learn something fundamental about why God was bringing in his kingdom the way he wanted and why David would be king in God’s time. Scripture Text: 1 Samuel 24:1-22Kirjoittanut People's Church Arnold
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We best understand the Old Testament through the New Testament and vice-versa. For example, Jesus’ life, ministry, death and resurrection are echoed in this Old Testament story of David’s suffering. Understanding David’s story helps us understand Jesus’ story and the result is we do not lose heart because of our own sufferings. Scripture Text: 1 Sa…
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The story of David’s life includes much suffering. We have seen that these chapters provide the background to many of the psalms, which speak vividly of suffering. The suffering is difficult for David to understand because he is God's anointed one, but he still suffers. Although it is far from clear to David how God's purpose for his life will be r…
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At the end of 1 Samuel 21 we saw how in his desperation David had fled to the Philistine city of Gath, in and attempt to hide from Saul. Any attempt to hide failed and he only escaped from the clutches of the Philistines by the skin of his teeth. David was in danger not only in Saul's kingdom but also in Philistine territory. Where could he go next…
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With a kill order on David’s life, he became a fugitive from Saul. It had taken some time for this to sink in for David because Saul was a strange guy. Did he really want to kill his son-in-law and his best commander, who had achieved remarkable success against his enemies? Yes! Saul wanted David dead. David felt Saul’s presence looking for him no …
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Things did not work out the way Jonathan or David wanted them to. This is the real test of life—what will we do when things don’t work out how we hope they will. Will we become angry like Saul and start throwing spears and blaming others? Will we become angry at God and lose touch with Him? Will we become cynical and bitter? The truth is that out o…
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Fear drives us in our thinking and behavior. We sometimes work because we fear not having enough financial security. We go to the doctor because we fear we might face serious health problems. We fear we won’t achieve success so we experience anxiety. There are both healthy and unhealthy fears. Fear can cause wise and good behavior or paralyze us or…
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This message is called, “The Tale of Three Kings” Saul, David and Jesus. It is about our need to surrender to God and permit his grace to transform us. Instead of being shamefully pulled about by our sinful nature, we can take charge of our lives. God wants to give us the power to do that. Rather than being a slave to sin—we learn to master our wea…
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The Spirit of the Lord had enabled David to accomplish the remarkable feat of killing the great Philistine Goliath. As a consequence he had come into King Saul's service. At first Saul, was openly disposed toward David, but David's remarkable success against Israel's enemies aroused a terrible jealousy in Saul. This fear eventually became hostile a…
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The first relationship to develop with David after killing Goliath was with Jonathan, Saul’s oldest son. This remarkable relationship was to be very important in David's life. The relationship between David and Jonathan is seen as an example of a wonderful and powerful human friendship. The love of Jonathan and the love of the people of Israel for …
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Picture the scene in the Valley of Elah. The armies are arranged facing each other with a valley between them. Goliath came out from the Philistine lines twice each day and shouted his terrible challenge. He had done this for some forty days. At last there was a response from the Israelite side—a teenager was walking out toward the Philistine. Davi…
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The story of David is part of the background to the Gospel of Jesus. Crucial facets of the Gospel have their roots in these earlier days, when God chose and anointed David as king. There is more to this story than a giant fighting a boy which makes us root for the underdog. Scripture Text: 1 Samuel 17:31-40…
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The account of David and Goliath has the ingredients of drama and excitement, and anticipation and the satisfaction of the good guy defeating the bad guy against all odds. The story is so skillfully told that it holds our attention and captures our imagination. Scripture Text: 1 Samuel 17:1-11Kirjoittanut People's Church Arnold
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In a world that has rejected the idea of universal truth, accepting all points of view as equally valid has become popular. However, one point of view is outright rejected today, and that is the view that Jesus Christ gave himself to us. He told us outright that he was the Son of God, the Savior of all human beings, and the Judge of all people. Thi…
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Rationalization is a way of explaining bad behavior in a way that makes it seem proper. King Saul was a master at it. Chapter 15 of 1 Samuel is an insightful study of the deceptive power of sin. It reveals its power and destructive nature as Saul rationalizes his choices that led to his sin of disobedience. Scripture Text: 1 Samuel 15:12-35…
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The analysis of Saul's failure is noteworthy in that he had many good qualities and gifts, but that did not help him. Saul was brave and could be a good military leader. Most of all he had the best of opportunities, but he squandered them. Saul's failure as Israel's king can be traced to his disobedience to God's words to him. Scripture Text: 1 Sam…
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