Today

Thursday May 18th 2021

I had no intention of doing a post today. Yesterday I had a good day in the Lord. I journaled the day in great detail relating every step to walking with my Lord. There were Bible verses, Bible studies, Q & A, Notes & Outlines and Commentary. I covered Morning, Afternoon, Evening and a Benediction. There was Radio, email, Blogs and The Word. Living it out and journaling were both good for me. I enjoyed study, research and editing. I sorted a lot of things out as I worked through the day, the Journal and the processes. It took all day and resulted in a good post. It would have served as a template, agenda, purpose statement. I intended to live it out without journaling today except no post. The finished post was lost as I was trying to go live but I couldn’t let it go. I stayed up trying to reconstruct it and did go live with that. I still have all that yesterday was, the experiences, lessons and the work accomplished. I am better for it, it was a good day and a turning point.

Today wile listening to Tony I new there would be a post this morning…

I give a lot of space to BBN and DTS and both are great resources but today I would like to give space to King of Kings Network and Tony Evans.

I am a long time listener and enjoy the King of Kings Network very much. It is unique in many ways. There is a mix of music, preaching, teaching, prayer, praise, testimony, news, commentary and listener interaction. The Music is mostly Southern or Country Gospel. The Preaching is mostly local pastors from the coverage aria. There are national Teachers and or syndicated programs to round it all out. David Carr and Sister Caroline are the heart and soul of the network but the behind the scenes staff are great as well. They have different styles that complement each other very well.

From the above website: About; Listen Online!; Program Schedules; Artist Links

From the Urban Alternative: About; Dr. Tony Evans; Lois Evans; Listen; Watch; Gospel; Growing in God; Training Center

This mornings broadcast started a new series, I listened via King of Kings but it is available here. Cultivating a Spirit-Filled Mind from the series Life in the Spirit.

The more we get to know someone, the more it seems like we’re “getting into their head.” In this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans explains that the more we get to know God, the more his spirit gets into our heads. It’s a special look at what it really means to cultivate a “spiritual mind.” (cf. Romans 8:1-13)

I would like to unpack this but it’s time to go, maybe later. Romans 8 is a good study; Life in the Spirit is a great topic; I’m working on a Bible Study Project and a post The Spirit that moves me, stay tuned.

In the mean time: The Presence of God RevisitedSpiritual and Material Realms Published by Bruce Cooper on Reasoned Cases for Christ

I also follow Stained by the Spirit, speaking of Life in the Spirit.

So let it be written, so let it be done – Word!

Got to Go — Thats all folks!

Blessings,

Dave the Bible student


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Today

Wednesday May 17 2021

My prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the day. If I could be so bold, I’d like to give it back. Let your will be done in and through me.

This is the day the Lord has made (Psalm 118:24)- A new DayThis is the first day of the rest of my life – it’s a good day to have a good day – God is Good and always He is good!

Coffee for me and cream for the cat – SRN News

Tony Evens – The Motivation for GodlinessChick-fil-AMission StatementMy Trip to the Chick Fil A Corporate Office by Natasha Pizarro (Hebrews 10:25)

Music: a line from the song playing was something like; This is your wake up call, this world is not your home – Thy WordAmy Grant (Psalm 119:105)

The Gospel According to John, via Bible Alive from TyndaleNotes & OutlineMusings from John Published by Bruce Cooper on Reasoned Cases for ChristSt. John in Exile available at ChristianBook

Music – I Love to Tell the StoryThe beginning by Michal Card (John 1:1-2)

A walk in the park: It’s foggy and there are no boats or fishermen but the clover is blooming and the trees too. I saw a few baby ducks; a man walking his dogs; a family on the walking track; a man selling ice cream, ops, that was SaturdayWhile Strolling Through the ParkAs I went wandering

Picked up the Smart Phone…

Weather – Cloudy – Clouds block the light of the sun – What blocks the Light of the Son?

From the mailbag, err, email inbox

Word: Thomas Nelson KJV Verse of the Day from Harper Collins (Psalm 23)

Devotionals: Today with Allen Jackson from World Outreach Church (Ecclesiastes 1:1)

Fired up the old Dell: One Year BibleChronological – Inbox – WordPress Blogs – Stats – Notices: The Presence of God RevisitedSpiritual and Material Realms Published by Bruce Cooper on Reasoned Cases for Christ

Bible Study: Pastor FredJ Vernon McGeeDTS Chapel

Your Story Hour – Prayer Meeting and DevotionalConference Pulpit (Hebrews 11)

THIS DAY IN HISTORYIt Happened TodayToday in Christian HistoryThe Peoples HistoryHappy St. Patrick’s Day

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the hills, from the lake, from the skies.
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh. —Taps

So it was a good day – Every day with God is a good day!

The above is reconstructed from memory with a little help from my browser history. The original was much better, I wish it would have posted. Alas, WordPress Editor lost it’s way and my post after I hit the Publish button. I had been saving but it could only find the first draft.

Got to Go — Thats all folks!

Blessings,

Dave the Bible student


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Update

Dear Friends, Family and Followers,

Please pray for me, as I know you do. I am troubled, in spirit, of late. I am largely dis functional today. Is it the Dementia, Anxiety, Anticipation, Spirit working in me or perhaps the time change.

I do not like change, most people don’t. Some deal with it better then others. I suppose it is a mater of prospective or how it affects ones life and practice. The only thing certain is change itself. Sometimes change is welcome or necessary.

Change is in the air. The time just changed. Spring is upon us and Easter around the corner. The park will soon open and life here will certainly change.

Today marks my fifth anniversary at Mannheim, tomorrow may be my last day. Although I am available until Thursday we have not been needed to help on the lot lately. When I was called back to work, after the tornado and COVID, it was just to drive through the Tuesday sale. This was not feasible but I needed to return and was able to, more or less, at that time. I will miss this staple in my life. Perhaps this is presenting as a melancholy spirit.

This week I expect to visit a dear friend, have a pastoral visit from Randy and Pastor Ron suggested he would like to come out and take me to lunch. I am changing from Bakers Grove to New Hope, where I am attending. I miss Bakers Grove even as I am finding a new home with New Hope. Perhaps this is presenting as a melancholy spirit.

Last fall I moved from Hermitage to Gainesboro; from Seven Points to Roaring River; from J. Percy Priest Lake to Cordell Hull.

For over 10 years the US Army Corps of Engineers has been a staple in my life and perhaps the most stable part of it. After resigning from Amazon IT, do to cognitive decline/impairment I went to work at Mannheim. Perhaps to prove I could still be useful in a work environment. I wasn’t nonfunctional only dysfunctional after all.

Three things has God given me to cope in these last years: Church/ministry/service, A home and work to do with the Corps and Mannheim to fund the necessities of life. It should be said that I’ve gotten by with a little help from my friends, Church family and the government.

Mannheim was consuming my time and energy for a wile. Lately I’ve been turning toward the work here in the park. Rainy days and Spirit have resulted in a flood of posts here. I find that I learning to juggle Church, The park and this website. Perhaps it’s: work, service and ministry. Ops, I forgot me and no wonder I have neglected my needs.

There is a balance in life. I believe in Whole Being Health: Body, Soul and mind or Spirituality, Mental Stability and Physical fitness. What about Growth, responsibilities and purpose? Then there is Quiet Time, Study Time and The Work.

Although responsibility will soon consume the majority of my time and efforts I hope not only to be faithful to the Corps but also the Church, Community, Bible study, service, ministry, prayer and meditation.

There is more to be said about all of the above but I need to close. I will leave you with a list of things preying on my mind: Purpose -calling -gifts -talent -work -service -balance of life -responsibilities -study -ministry -mornings -quiet-time -priorities -time management.

So I pray for a clean heart and sound mind; that all that I say and do brings glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; for wisdom, knowledge courage and strength; Greater faith and dedication; for His will to be done in and through me. I trust whole in my God and know that He will provide all that is necessary for life and service!

Blessings,

Dave the Bible Student

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

At this time, sometimes, I Write a post titled This Week. Another title I like to use is Today. Yesterday I used Update, and tomorrow…

“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” –Matthew 6:34

Today’s title is a catchy way to say: while yesterday’s post was left unfinished, there is something to say about today and for tomorrow.

This Week looks forward to the events therein… The Bible Broadcasting Network

Good News Memory Verse

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. — 1 Timothy 2:5-6 Previous Verses

Conference Pulpit

Leonard Ravenhill, English Christian evangelist and author. Monday: Lost – A Sheep – A Coin – A SongSpeakers Calendar. (cf. Luke 15:1-10)

Yesterday… What happened yesterday that is effecting today? What did you say, think or do? What did you learn? Today… How are you applying what you learned yesterday? Tomorrow… Perhaps we can expand our thinking to consider the same with regards to the past, present and future…

Live for today, putting the past behind you and looking forward to tomorrow. Prepare for the future as you live today learning from the past. Take One Day at a Time, do the best you can… Think about it… My Thoughts…

Purpose -calling -gifts -talent -work -service -balance of life -responsibilities -study -ministry -mornings -quiet-time -priorities -time management.

Sin -death -separation from God: Original Sin (cf.Ephesians 2:1-10) vs Ongoing Sin (cf. 1 John 1:8-2:2)

lost -dead in sin and transgressions -Separated from God -eternity in Hell.

Redeemed – made alive in Christ -indwelt by the Holy Spirit -in fellowship with God -eternal life.

Sin -death -separation from God -out of fellowship – chastisement vs restoration

The three tenses applied to Salvation: I have been saved from the penalty of sin; I am being saved from the bondage of sin; I will be saved from the results of sin. All by Grace through Faith/trust in Christ alone. Signed, sealed and delivered – although we are working out salvation, in the present, God is faithful and from His prospective it is finished. Justification -Sanctification -Glorification.

Today usually is used to tie into history, culture, daily tasks, the days plans or the events of the day…

This morning the alarm rang a little before 6:am (CST), I had not sprung forward for Daylight Savings Time. Yesterday I had made the necessary provisions to be in my place on time for services, save that one thing.

I turned on the radio, tuned to King of Kings Network, and made the morning coffee. I heard SRN News and listened to Ron Ralph, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Carthage TN.

Something came to mind, I was compelled to wright, fired up the old Dell and started a post. I don’t recall the original thought but it was working out to be my testimony.

The radio was still on and David Carr had just started The Sunday School Hour. He mentioned the time change. I glanced at the clock, as I had lost track of time, It was time to leave the house in order to be on time and I was not ready.

I did make Sunday School. We finished up the lesson from 1 Thessalonians 5:11-28, Final Counsel and Comfort. Paul was laying out how to live; looking for Christ’s coming. If you will, He was laying out how to live today (in the present) in light of the past, looking forward to the future. He was talking to The Church, Sinners saved by Grace. Having been Saved from the penalty of sin they were working out salvation, in the present and looking toward the future return of Christ. Edify -know -esteem -warn -comfort -support -be patient -rejoice -render not evil -follow the good -pray without ceasing -give thanks -quench not the Spirit -prove all things -hold fast -sanctify (spirit, soul and body).

Bro Jimmy gave the sermon today from Romans 6. It was an excellent presentation. You can listen to it next week if you like. Past Sermons can be found on the Church’s web site. He covered the kind of things already alluded to herein.

The Christian and sin

We have been baptized into Christ. Our baptism acted out our dying to sin and rising to new life with Christ. We are far too closely identified with Jesus to carry on sinning. We have died to sin. In theory, we can no more sin than a dead body can!

Of course, we still have free will. We can sin if we want to, but it will be out of keeping with our Christian character. But look at it positively: instead of letting sin dictate our actions, we are free to do right! And which master do we prefer? The only wage sin ever paid was death. But now God gives us eternal life. To serve him is perfect freedom. -from the Bible Guide via Biblia by Faithlife. Just in case that’s not what you see.

Today is The Lord’s Day, (a day of rejoicing in the Lord) yesterday was The Sabbath (a day of rest and reflection). Yesterday is gone, today is fainting and tomorrow may not be mine. I Know Whom I Have Believed; I know who holds the future!

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DTS Free Courses The Gospel of John, Romans and Revelation. I would also recommend previewing BE5505 Kingdom and Covenants. Online Courses

Time to wrap: It was not my intent to teach, lead or present a Bible study. My sincerest hope is that seeds were planted that stir curiosity in the reader and leads to Bible study resulting in growth in relationship with God! I am growing in many ways as I study, research and write these posts. Thanks for indulging me!

Got to Go — Thats all folks!

Blessings,

Dave the Bible student


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Update

Clean Up On Isle 5…

This morning it dawned on me that the reader may not have the intended experience with regard to Hypertext. In my last post, for instance, I linked to Biblia by Faithlife. I have Logos 9 on my MacBook and an account with Faithlife. It seams that what is available to me may be different than for the reader. Using my Smartphone, I went to that post and clicked on the Hypertext. Now the phone is not logged in to WordPress so I see what anyone else would see, well almost. I write in WordPress Editor via Firefox on a Dell laptop running Linux. I was reminded that mobile sites render differently. My phone was logged into my Faithlife account so I did not satisfy my curiosity.

Speaking of intended experience… “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” –Genesis 50:20

While clicking on the Hypertext I found a broken link. It was just a link to a Duck Duck Go search for The Day of the Lord. I fired up that old Dell and fixed that broken link and checked the rest of them. I use to do that, as a mater of processes and still should. With regards to editing there are a lot of Flies in the Ointment. There is a lot of Housekeeping to be done through the domain; changes to be made; static pages to update. But where is the time. –Redeeming the Time

This brings to mind, the ongoing conversation, What is the purpose of this blog, this site, the domain and my life and service. ADHD brings me to maters of Stewardship, Time Management — Balance in Life — Responsibilities (personal, family, church, work, study and service) — Priorities (prayer, Bible, music, radio, email, blogs, YouTube) —Best laid plans of mice and men — Not my will but yours my lord –Not my work but yours my lord — Open The Eyes Of My Heart oh Lord — Let him who hath ears hear — May all that I say and all that I do bring honor and glory to you my Lord.

“All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.” –Proverbs 16:2

“The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.” -Ephesians 1:18-23 King James Version (KJV)

I have said, “I am not a blogger nor do I want to be one,” yet here I am. I am not a Pastor, Teacher or in full-time vocational ministry. I am not ordained and do not hold a thD from DTS.

“Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?” –John 1:22John the Baptist

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness” (cf. 1 Peter 3:15)

“For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” –Ephesians 6:20bondservant

Well, in the providence of the Lord, many Bible study seeds have been planted herein but alas it is past time to wrap.

My favorite name for myself is Dave the Bible Student. My given name is David and on WordPress I am known as Bible Student, so then I am Dave the Bible Student. In business I was Dave the PC Doc. (No, PC does not stand for Politically Correct, although I would like to Doctor that.) as I was a Computer Technician.

I am a Sinner Saved by Grace, a Christ follower, Ambassador and Bondservant.

By what authority then do I go forth? “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” –Matthew 28:19-20

I retain my amateur standing as a Blogger, Writer, Lay Teacher, Theologian and as a Bible Student. I holy trust in God, alone, for all that is necessarily for life and service! (cf. 2 Peter 1:1-21)

If I had intended a post today perhaps it would have been titled Saturday, The Sabbath or Rest and Reflection. J. Vernon McGee and Thru The Bible Use Saturday for Q&A.

The latest DTS Free Course is Exodus Activate your free course now » — I would also recommend previewing BE5505 Kingdom and Covenants. Online Courses

It is 1:30pm and once again I have managed to violate maters of Time Management, Responsibility and Best Practices.

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Blessings,

Dave the Bible student


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Word

One of the tools on the Bible Study Start Page (BSSP) is the King James Bible Online. If I want to put a direct quote in a post this is were it comes from. The KJV is in the public domain so no worries. I like to then link the reference address to another tool like Bible Hub, also on the BSSP, where the verse displays in many translations and commentaries.

Verse of the Day for Friday, March 12, 2021

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”
2 Peter 3:10 (KJV)

Example…

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” –2 Peter 3:10

Note: If you click on the text of the Verse of the Day you will be transported to a very nice presentation including comments and discussion.

2 Peter 3:10 will Preach! The topic: The Day of the Lord is a good study. “the works that are therein shall be burned up” –our works are as filthy rags (cf. Isaiah 64:6) -works: not of works — we know salvation is by grace through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: lest any man should boast. (cf. Ephesians 2:1-10)

Note: I linked to Biblia by Faithlife this time because it handles a range of verses better. It also displays commentary. You can change translations as well as commentary. Faithlife is the company behind Logos Bible software, used by many in vocational ministry. It is pricey but included in your tuition, at least with a thM degree from DTS. The logos Web App is on the BSSP and you can get some resources free from Faithlife and Logos.

Now, what I came here to do, I get in email from Thomas Nelson the KJV verse of the day…

“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” –2 Peter 1:4 (cf. 2 Peter 1:1-21)

partakers of the divine nature: divine nature -A nature is that which makes something what it is, those attributes that define it. For example, the divine nature is marked by divine attributes such as omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence, self-existence, eternity, and so on. To have a divine nature is to possess all the attributes that make God who He is.

By these ye might be partakers: by these -all things that pertain unto life and godliness.

Exceeding great and precious promises: For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Unfortunately it is time to go, there is so much more to unpack here. We have looked, in brief, at 2 Peter 1 and 3 -Wonder what is in chapter 2? false prophets — false teachers — judgment and damnation — dogs and sows, Oh My. Read all about it 2 peter is short and a good read. You might want to study both of Peter’s epistles. You can find study tools; links to sites with commentaries, notes and outlines on the BSSP. Here is a study found on Bible Study Tools.

BBN BI: 32300 Second PeterDr. Howard Hendricks

DTS Graduate Course BE5107 covers Hebrews; James; 1 and 2 Peter; 1, 2, and 3 John; Jude; and Revelation. BE5101 covers Bible Study Methods as dose the Free Course How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor. Online Courses

Got to Go — Thats all folks!

Blessings,

Dave the Bible student


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Today

Wednesday March 10th 2021

Wandering AmbivertSunsetSunriseRise Again

“And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” — Genesis 1:5 (cf. Genesis 1:1-2:3) — BibliaFaithlife

Morning Has BrokenCat Stevens — (1971) A Christian Hymn first published in 1931. Written by English author Eleanor FarjeonAllPoetryGodtubeHymnaryWikipediaDuck Duck Go

I’ll Rise AgainDallas HolmMicah 7:8Easter

“Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.” —Luke 24:1

Nobody left in that grave — He is Risen!Keith Green – Easter Song –“He Is Risen” – Wendy Bagwell & Sunliters (1987)

“He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” —Matthew 28:6

Today in Christian HistoryJohn Newton1747Amazing GraceAllPoetryGodtubeHymnary

Christian — “And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” (Acts 11:26) — King James BibleBible Hub

HymnHymnaryThe 25 Most Popular Christian Hymns

It Happened TodayHarriet Tubman1913The People History

My Thoughts –Time Management — Balance in Life — Responsibilities (personal, family, church, work, study and service) — Priorities (prayer, Bible, music, radio, email, blogs, YouTube) —Best laid plans of mice and men

Got to Go — Thats all folks!

Blessings,

Dave the Bible student


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This Week

Bible Broadcasting Network

Good News Memory Verse

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
— James 5:16Previous Verses

Conference Pulpit

Mark Rae, Vice President of Community development with Grace School of Theology and Executive Director of Grace Center for Spiritual Development. Monday: Now This is MusicSpeakers Calendar.

Bible Institute

One of the courses in the BBN Bible Institute is 52400 Personal Evangelism (Level 1)

BBN is celebrating 50 years of broadcasting, Congratulations!

New Hope Baptist Church

This Sunday we will be hosting the Freddy Redmon Music Ministry.

Last Sunday Pastor Randy Heady’s sermon at New Hope Baptist Church was God’s Plan of Salvation. Pastors outline. . .

Jesus the Savior Revealed
Jesus the Savior Received
Jesus the Savior Rejected

Past Sermons can be found on the Church’s web site.

Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS)

The latest DTS Free Course is Exodus Activate your free course now »Online Courses. I would also recommend DTS Free Courses The Gospel of John, Romans and Revelation. Or preview BE5505 Kingdom and Covenants. Graduate courses can be found using that link.

Bible Student Hub

There seams to be a new direction of late. It started last week with Can I Tell You About Jesus and continued, this week, with Who’s Your Daddy. Stand by for the Spirit That Moves Me, Three in one, Who am I and the Deceiver.

Dave the Bible student


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Who’s Your Daddy

I have oft heard the term who’s your daddy. The stage is set, perhaps at the basketball net, someone sinks the ball with an amazing shot and proclaims “who’s your daddy!” This is not a question of paternity but a declaration of dominance. Who dominates your life? Jesus once told some scribes and Pharisees, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.” (cf. John 8:44), from the discourse on the mount of Olives in John 8. Paul once said, “Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.” (cf. Galatians 5:16) “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance” (cf. Galatians 5:19:23)

It is a sad fact, that in this day and time, many a child simply dose not know who’s their daddy. Doug Stringer wrote a book about the fatherless world that we’ve created, Who’s Your Daddy Now?Customer ReviewArmchair Interviews. My heart goes out to single mothers and to children with no earthly paternal influence to guyed their way, to trust and call daddy! “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” (James 1:27) Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:1-4) (cf. Exodus 20:1–21Deuteronomy 5:1–23)

My earliest memories are the days and times lived at the Woodstock Children’s Home. At one point it was my practice to go to a friends house, after school, to watch Leave it to Beaver. Wally, Beaver and my friend lived differently. The question at hand was who’s my daddy. God is the Father to the fatherless. (cf. Psalms 68:5) “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” (John 14:18)

Bible verses about orphansNo Longer An OrphanI am a son/daughter of God, because God is my Father

Jesus said, “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” (Matthew 6:9), (RE: The Lord’s Prayer) Is God your father? Remember that discourse on the mount of Olives in John 8 — They answered him, “We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?” “They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.” “Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.” (cf. Romans 10:1-3) “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 7:21-23)

64 Bible verses about God, Fatherhood OfBible Verses About God the FatherWhat does it mean that God is our Abba FatherMark 14:36,Romans 8:15,Galatians 4:6 NIV – “Abba, Father

“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2) This World is not my homeMansion Over The HilltopGreat Is Thy FaithfulnessHymns by Topic – God Our Father

Who’s Your Daddy? (Abba Father) “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6); “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” (John 10:9) He is the Gatekeeper, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

Who’s your Lord and Savior? Can I Tell You About Jesus.

Dave the Bible student


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Can I Tell You About Jesus

Have you ever had a Jehovah’s Witness at your door? How about a Baptist? Once upon a time, a new Church was planted in Franklin Tennessee, Trinity Baptist Church, by Dave Barba Founder of Press on! Ministries. In that day we went door to door in the community cold calling. If we could just ask the question, “If you died today where would you spend eternity” we would get “the in” to walk them down the Romans Road. John said, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (1 John 5:13)

Sunday Pastor Randy Heady’s sermon at New Hope Baptist Church was God’s Plan of Salvation. Pastor Ron Hardman gave a similar message while I was at Bakers Grove Baptist Church. One of the courses in the BBN Bible Institute is 52400 Personal Evangelism (Level 1). on our Start page we link to How to get to Heaven posted on BBN.

The Method given in the above BBN BI course has long standing and has been used successfully by many a “Soul Winner.” The Pastors messages and what we practiced back in the day follow that basic plan. Pastor Allen Jackson of World Outreach Church encourages us to share our “Jesus Story.” Peter Said, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” Our Start page links to How to Know God from Thru the Bible, Dr. J. Vernon McGee.

When I got home I noticed there was a text message on my phone. This phone is a flip phone used for voice calls. The number is not published but voice calls to my published number are forwarded to this phone. I’m not much for texting and if I do text I do so from a smart phone. I looked at the message, from a local (615 area, same as this phone ) number that I did not recognize. It said something like, could I talk to you about Jesus? I was hesitant to answer but did not delete it. Later using that phone (T9 texting) I sent out the text biblestudenthub.com. Still later, not being able to resist, I felt compelled to answer. Using my smart phone I began to answer the question Who Is Jesus. . .

Once upon a time, in a land far away, walked a man who’s name is Jesus. Now He was no ordinary man, although He was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. (cf. Hebrews 4:15) His favorite name for Himself is the “Son of Man” but He is also the Son of God. “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”(Philippians 2:6-8)

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” (John 1:1-5)

God is sovereign but gave man free will. He, as creator, has the authority to rule over His creation but delegated authority to man. Man chose his will over God’s. God set out to redeem man. (cf. Genesis 3). He called a man, Abram, then a nation, Israel, through whom He would bless the world. (cf. Genesis 12:1-3) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (cf. John 3:14-21) “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” (John 17:3)

You see in Adam we all are sinners. We have inherited a sin nature. “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.” (Romans 3:10-11) “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:24). “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 64:6) “For the wages of sin is death (separation from God) Now this is where Jesus comes into play – but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) He paid it all! He paid a debt He did not owe, a debt I could not pay. He came to seek and save sinners. (cf. Luke 19:10) “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”(John 1:11-14) If one confesses by mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believes in his heart that God raised Him from the dead, one will be saved. (Romans 10:9) (redeemed – no longer separated from God)

There was a ruler of the Jews (that nation He called to bless the world) who came to Jesus to here what the teacher sent from God had to say. Jesus said you have to be born again, from above. Born of the Spirit like you were once born in the flesh. (cf. John 3) So God the Holy Spirit comes to live in you and you become a new man. (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:17-21) But that’s not it, this same Jesus who is in heaven, making ready, will come back one fine day to clam His own. What a day of rejoicing that will be for those that believe and are looking for that day.

Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. He is the light of the world. Know Him today! Blessings, Dave the Bible Student

The above is highly edited with all the resources available in this forum and to fit the style used herein. Texting is not a good format. Typos, misspelling and auto correct errors abounded in the original. The original was all paraphrase or from memory. It was a good exercise in expressing what I believe with out a copy of the Word in hand.

I would like to add the gospel according to Paul found in 1 Corinthians 15 to this post.

Pastors outline. . .

Jesus the Savior Revealed
Jesus the Savior Received
Jesus the Savior Rejected

Look for it next week on the Past Sermons page of the Church’s web site.

I would also recommend DTS Free Course Understanding God’s Covenants and the courses on each book offered. Or preview Graduate courses like BE5505 Kingdom and Covenants.

Dave the Bible student


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