Bible Study: Week of August 19 – August 25, 2018


Developing Spiritual Growth in the Christian Walk of Faith


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. — 1 John 1:7 (NIV) (ESV)


Sister Vanita Adams – August 19 – Introduction Class

Sister LaVonda Yankey – August 21 – Class #09

Mother Mabel Gray – August 23 – Introduction Class

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Sunday Look closely at the Marvelous Maker’s remarkable creation. Let all the people sing and give thanks for how loving and powerful HE is.

MondayWe may be a work in progress, however, in the Spirit realm, we are complete in Jesus because of the sacrifice He made on Calvary. Let’s not quench the Holy Spirit, instead, allow Him to grow us up daily into the image of Christ.

TuesdayIf we fall short of His glory, as children of God, let’s pray and repent before the close of the day. God is faithful to forgive and gently remind us to live holy and to stay focused on our eternal home in heaven.

WednesdayGod loves and cares for each of us so much that He sent His Son to sacrifice His life for us. Let’s truly begin to thank and praise Him for clothing us with the righteousness of Christ and giving us eternal life.

ThursdayAfter we’ve tasted and seen that God is good, we must be intentional to carry out our godly assignments God’s way, even if we’re not sure of the outcome.  Take God at His word, follow His commands and receive the blessings of enduring happiness.

FridayAs we examine ourselves, how are others seeing Jesus, the Marvelous Maker of all creation, active in our lives today as we serve Him? 


***The English Standard Version (ESV) stands in the classic mainstream of English Bible translations over the past half-millennium. The fountainhead of that stream was William Tyndale’s New Testament of 1526; marking its course were the King James Version of 1611 (KJV), the English Revised Version of 1885 (RV), the American Standard Version of 1901 (ASV), and the Revised Standard Version of 1952 and 1971 (RSV). In that stream, faithfulness to the text and vigorous pursuit of accuracy were combined with simplicity, beauty, and dignity of expression. Our goal has been to carry forward this legacy for a new century.

To this end each word and phrase in the ESV has been carefully weighed against the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, to ensure the fullest accuracy and clarity and to avoid under-translating or overlooking any nuance of the original text. The words and phrases themselves grow out of the Tyndale-King James legacy, and most recently out of the RSV, with the 1971 RSV text providing the starting point for our work. Archaic language has been brought to current usage and significant corrections have been made in the translation of key texts. But throughout, our goal has been to retain the depth of meaning and enduring language that have made their indelible mark on the English-speaking world and have defined the life and doctrine of the church over the last four centuries.

The ESV is an “essentially literal” translation that seeks as far as possible to capture the precise wording of the original text and the personal style of each Bible writer. It seeks to be transparent to the original text, letting the reader see as directly as possible the structure and meaning of the original. More about the ESV translation philosophy….***

Monday, August 20, 2018 – In Progress or Completed?Hebrews 10:5-14

Focus: We are complete in Jesus by the sacrifice He made. Let’s live holy lives by allowing the Holy Spirit to grow us more into the image of Christ.

Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 3:18 (in the story); Psalm 138:8


Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – A Prayer to Point Us HomeLuke 23:44-48

Focus: We’re the children of God because of Jesus’ sacrifice. Repent of any sin before going to sleep and rest in God’s care to forgive us now and forever.

Scriptures: 1 John 1:9; Psalm 4:8


Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – God’s Care for UsGenesis 3:1-13

Focus: God loves and cares for us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die for us. Let’s thank Him for eternal life.

Scriptures: Hebrews 13:13-15; 1 Corinthians 15:57


Thursday, August 23, 2018 – An Enduring HappinessPsalm 34:1-14

Focus: Take God at His Word and believe that if we taste and see that He is good and follow His commands, this will bring enduring happiness into our lives.

Scriptures: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Matthew 5:3-12


Friday, August 24, 2018 – We Would See Jesus John 12:20-26

Focus: How can others see Jesus active in our daily lives?

Scriptures: Matthew 5:13-16


Thoughts from Sister Clovia Thompson

 Messages From The Cross


This week, the lessons center around Jesus’ words from the Cross. These are not messages for the Easter season — these messages are for all seasons and for every reason.  These messages speak to redemption, sacrifice, salvation and love.   In the Cross of Jesus we see three (3) things:

  1. A description of the death of man’s sin.  It was not the people or the Roman soldiers that put Jesus on the Cross.  Our sins made it necessary, imperative for Him to volunteer His life, to save our souls..
  2. In the Cross we see the overwhelming love of God.  If you ever doubt the love of God, take a long deep look at the Cross and you will find the expression of God’s love.
  3. In the Cross we see that Jesus is the only way to salvation.  There are no other ways, gimmicks, people, places or things that will save us from sin and hell, except by identifying (and aligning) ourselves with Christ on the cross. If there had been any other way to save us, Jesus would have found it.  If living a good moral life would have saved us, Jesus never would have died.  Jesus took our place on the Cross.

The message for us is to love and serve Him daily, so others will see Jesus in us.  O taste and see that the Lord is good!

“My friends, make time for God every day so He will have time for you.”— Sister Clovia



***The Daily Devotionals are taken from Our Daily Bread Ministries and the Scriptures are from the BibleGateway.***


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