FOCUS OF THE MONTH
God Wants A Personal Relationship
SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK
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)
9 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)
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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.
Tuesday – We 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.
Thursday – If 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….***
Our Daily Bread Topic: Forgiveness of Sin; God’s Love
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
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
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
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
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
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:
- Remove a heart of stone. Ezekiel 36:26
- Heal a broken heart. Psalm 34:18
- Purify our heart and renew our spirit. Psalm 51:10
- Search and know our heart. Psalm 139:23-24
- Change a sinner’s heart. Romans 10:9-10
- Give us the desires of our heart. Psalm 37:4
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