bible studies (491)

by Tonja Taylor  

 

 

The right prayer Covering is very important. It can even be the difference between life and death! 

The LORD Jesus Christ died on the cross over 2,000 to shed His pure blood to cover the whole world! THAT is the ultimate Covering, and once we receive Him as our Savior and LORD, then He becomes our High Priest, Who ever lives to intercede (pray) for us to our Father God! 

Inasmuch then as we have a great High Priest Who has [already] ascended and passed through the heavens,

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by Jerry Ousley  

 

 

Doubt and Lazarus

Read John 11:1-44

Part 2 – Jesus Prayed

 

            Now at the tomb of Lazarus, after Jesus had wept over His friend, He asked them to do something that seemed very strange and frankly, stupid to the people there.  He asked them to remove the stone from the mouth of the tomb.    Lazarus and his sisters were not rich people.  While they had managed to secure a tomb, a small cave-like opening in the side of a hill, I’m certain they could not afford the ela

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by PamFord Davis  

 

 

Lord Jesus, teach me to pray.

“And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

Give us day by day our daily bread.

And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted

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by Ken Barnes  

 

 

These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel. Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. 
(Proverbs 1:1-2 NLT)

What is the purpose of the proverbs of Solomon, King of Israel?  Are they promises or probabilities?

Proverbs is a book of wisdom or insights that if you apply, you will usually receive the desire results, but not always.  When I hear a Proverb taught as a promise, I shudder. Someone is

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by Jerry Ousley  

 

 

The messenger approached the group of men with reluctance.  He carried bad news that had to be given.  A very good friend of Jesus by the name of Lazarus was deathly sick.  Most thought He would rise immediately and go to His friend.  But to their utter surprise Jesus said that the sickness of Lazarus was not one leading to death, and He waited two days.

 

They doubted Jesus when He waited those two days before going to Bethany.  The Jewish leaders in Jerusalem (very close

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by PamFord Davis  

 

 

“You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You (Isaiah 26:3 NKJV).”

You, You, You…

I want Your perfect peace.

I need Your perfect peace.

Peace is impossible without the power of Your Spirit.

Anxiety and tension become controlling.

I willingly stay my mind on You.

I purposely fix and focus my thoughts on You.

Why?

Because I trust in YOU!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In

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by Tonja Taylor  

 

 

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.--Matthew 5:8-9, Berean Study Bible

The LORD our God is the living Word (John 1), and all right thoughts and words come from Him.  

Since I was 10 or so, writing stories, and letters and more has come easily to me. It is one of my strongest gifts. However, years ago when I served as a supervisor over several other people, I  found one letter very hard

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Daily Devotional: In His Presence

by PamFord Davis  

 

 

“You will make known to me the way of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever (Psalm 16:11 NASB).”

In His presence…

Yes, ‘I Can Only Imagine.’ (MercyMe)

Many of us have been in the presence of entertainers, sports heroes, authors, popular evangelists or politicians.

Some shake celebrities’ hands or get their autographs.

My husband has been a news director at radio and television station. It gave him the opportunity to

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Today is an excellent day to bask in the goodness of God and to remind ourselves that sometimes God has to break us in order to build us.

God breaking us does not mean breaking, instead, it means that God may sometimes allow us to get to the end of ourselves in order for us to learn lessons and grow. Growth involves actualizing your strengths, becoming better than you once were and improving on the skills you initially possessed; this is God’s plan for us and sometimes he would have to break us

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Well, it's new year's eve, and we're wrapping up another year of daily devotionals. 

we're so thankful the lord has allowed us to help shape his kingdom by making these daily devotionals.

 

He could do this all by himself, but instead, our father in heaven wants us (including you) to be about his work. He wants us there with him brick by brick. That's the God we serve, an ever-present one, one who wants to be fully engaged with us as we fully engage with him. So I bet you're thinking the verse t

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Luke 15:11-24 contains perhaps one of the most well-known parables in the Bible, the prodigal son. In it, a young man asks his father for his inheritance, so that he may be the master of his own destiny, so to speak. Soon, however, he runs into serious problems, and learns that his own desires led him to a dark place.
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Luke 15:11-24 contains perhaps one of the most well-known parables in the Bible, the prodigal son. In it, a young man asks his father for his inheritance, so that he may be the master of his own destiny, so to speak. Soon, however, he runs into serious problems, and learns that his own desires led him to a dark place.
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The Bible is regarded as the very Word of God. It teaches us every necessary knowledge that a man needs for existence and fulfilment of purpose. In it are the words from God inspired within the thoughts of men for the understanding of both the inspired and the man who needs the released word. Many of these words were revelations, some were instructions, some others are details of the experiences of men captured for the emancipation of the mind of the present-day man. Whether for a man or a peopl

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by Lorraine Taylor  

 

"Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10

 The words 'be still' were written in the context of a time of war; therefore, we should consider the verse with that context in mind. The English interpretation of to 'be still' is to "cease striving, or stop struggling."

To stop struggling is to learn to let go of that which we as a human cannot ‘fix’, resolve or remedy; confessing our helplessness. We then place our belief in God, who is faithful to fulfill all his promises

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by Dr Surya Kumar Daimari  

 

 

“Behold, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” I John4:7

“Spread the love of God through your life- but only use words when necessary” - Mother Teresa

“Spread the love of God everywhere you go—Because people need it now more than ever-J Darryn Zewalk

       These quotes are like pain balms or ointment that heal our pains and wounds—very

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by Susan Ferguson  

 

 

1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

2 Worship the Lord with gladness;

   come before him with joyful songs.

3 Know that the Lord is God.

   It is he who made us, and we are his;

   we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving

   and his courts with praise;

   give thanks to him and praise his name.

5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;

   his faithfulness continues through all generations (Psalm 100 NIV).

Psalm 10

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by PamFord Davis  
8/18/2020 / Devotionals

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving! You say it's not Thanksgiving? I say it is; we can make every day into a day of thanks giving. Itâs so easy. Just thank God. God is good. I'm guilty. I often take His blessings for granted. Today, Iâm grateful for my clothes washer and dryer. I usually do one or two loads of laundry every day. Thatâs a privilege. There have been times when I had to use Laundromats or wash out dirty clothes by hand. Believe me; it wasn't easy to w

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Daily Devotional: Doing My Part


by PamFord Davis  

Who, what, where and when…

Policeman, lawyers and reporters should stick to the facts.

Christians know the importance of proclaiming the truth. A good witness backs up their testimony with God’s inspired word.

“All Scripture is inspired by God and beneficial for teaching, for rebuke, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man or woman of God may be fully capable, equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NASB).”

Scripture, God's word...

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by Mark Nickles  

 

 

            The Bible says much about the love of God. Indeed, 1 John 4:8 tells us that God IS love. Jeremiah 29:11-14 is one of the best passages for realizing God’s active love and compassion toward those who devote themselves to Him.

            Verse 11 contains God’s desire to have responsibility for His people’s welfare. He says, “I know the plans I have for you…, to give you a future and a hope.” God’s desire is not that His children have a boring, hum-drum life with

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