Bible Study: Week Of June 23 – June 29, 2019


God Wants A Personal Relationship


But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.  Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.  — Romans 8:9 (KJV)

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. — Roman 8:9 (ESV)


Sister Geraldine Lindsay – June 23 – Introduction Class      

Deacon Cynthia Barnaby – June 24 – Class 12

Sister Bobby Waller – June 29 – Class 12

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Sunday –  Human love may fail but God’s love is everlasting. Despite our failures, He rejoices over us with singing. Let’s reflect on His love each morning.

Monday – Life can be difficult, however, if we pray, God is faithful to give us the fruit of His joy to help us finish the race of life.

TuesdayWe sometimes look for remedies to heal the hurts in life. If these life vanities are hindering our relationship with Jesus, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal our hearts and purify our souls.

Wednesday Oftentimes, we learn what matters most about a person by what is said at funerals. Let’s begin to take this to heart and develop eulogy virtues now if we plan to leave a legacy with lasting benefits for others.

ThursdayIf we feel trapped about something we’ve said or done in life, we must not condemn ourselves.  Remember, Jesus embraced us, forgave us of all our sins, untied the rope that had us bound and set us free.

Friday It’s evident that we all are still on an assignment for God. However, there are times when He will lovingly, divinely redirect us. We must trust the Holy Spirit to guide us where God wants to use us more. It may take us out of our comfort zone but He who called us is faithful to give us an expected end for His glory. 

***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….***

Sunday, June 23, 2019 – The Lord Rejoices – Zephaniah 3:14-20

Our Daily Bread Topic: Forgiveness of Sin; God’s Love

Monday, June 24, 2019 – Playing with JoyGalatians 5:22-26

Focus: In the times of trouble, we must pray and ask God to give us His joy. He is faithful to encourage us to finish the race of life.

Scripture(s): 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; James 1:2-5

Our Daily Bread Topic:   Joy; Fruit of the Spirit

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 – Vanity on FireMatthew 5:21-30

Focus: If our vanities of life are hindering our relationship with Jesus, let’s ask the Holy Spirit to reveal our hearts and purify our souls.

Scripture(s): Psalm 51:10; Matthew 6:19-24

Our Daily Bread Topic:  Living for Christ; Temptation

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 – Your EulogyEcclesiastes 7:1-6

Focus: We learn what matters most about a person by what is said at funerals. We must develop eulogy virtues if we plan to leave a legacy with lasting benefits.

Scripture(s): 1 Peter 2:12; Ecclesiastes 7:15-18, Psalm 90:12

Our Daily Bread Topic:  Mentoring

Thursday, June 27, 2019 – Untying the RopeGenesis 33:1-11

Focus: Jesus embraced us, forgave us and released us from all sin. If we feel imprisoned by something we’ve done, pray for God to help us untie the rope and be free.

Scripture(s): Ephesians 4:32; Luke 15:17-20

Our Daily Bread Topic:  Forgiving Others

Friday, June 28, 2019 – Divine DiversionsActs 16:6-10

Focus: God will sometimes divinely redirect our godly assignments. We must trust the Holy Spirit through difficult times to guide us to a profitable end.

Scripture(s): Romans 8:18, 28

Our Daily Bread Topic: God’s Doctrine; Trust in God

Saturday, June 29, 2019 – When Sharks Won’t BiteProverbs 27: 1-10

Our Daily Bread Topic:  Fellowship with God; God’s Love

Thoughts from Sister Clovia Thompson  

Jesus, the Heart Surgeon

All sin begins in the heart.  Sin causes the heart to grow hard, especially continual and unrepentant sin.  The hardness of the human heart can only be repaired by Jesus, the Heart Surgeon, and His grace as His scalpel.  He can only bring about the transformation that’s so desperately needed. 

As Heart Surgeon, Jesus can:

Let’s allow God to take all the shattered pieces of our heart so He can give us a new one.  If you have a heart problem, take it to Dr. Jesus, the Heart Surgeon.

“My friends, make time for God every day because He always has 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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