June 29 sermon recording

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Legacy assignments: June 25 – July 1

Trusting Faith (pg. 355)

A Look Back (pg. 360)

Investment Counselor (pg. 984)

 

Trusting in Faith: 2 Kings 5

At first Naaman thought his leprosy would be healed by the power of Elisha rather than by the power

of God, but he soon learned that healing comes from God alone. He had to believe that, somehow, dipping

into the Jordan River seven times would heal him. Naaman did receive God’s grace – healing – but only

after humbling himself and trusting God.

 

 I witnessed God’s healing grace when …

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Related scriptures: Matthew 13:58; Luke 5:17-26; John 2:1-11; Hebrews 11:1, 6

 

A Look Back:

My first job…

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Investment Counselor:  Mark 10:17-31

This rich young man was in love with things of the world, and he wanted to add God to his portfolio.

After Jesus told him to give up everything and follow him, the young man sadly walked away.  Jesus

then gave this great promise: Whatever we sacrifice in this world, we will receive 100 times as much in

this life and the next.  This means that whenever we invest in God’s kingdom, we will realize a 10,000

percent return, making for one blessed investment.

Here are some ways in which I have invested in people, ministries, and God’s work:

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Here’s the return I have realized so far:

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Related scripture: Matthew 6:19-21; Acts 4:32-35; Romans 12:9-16

Prayer Focus

Lift up our church in prayer today – specifically focus on our children.  Vacation Bible School got started last night to great success.  Pray for those who came, those children who will come, and for all of our adult helpers.  Particularly pray for a harvest of souls from those whom are lost; ask that the Lord touch the hearts and change the lives of all involved!

June 22 sermon recording

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Legacy assignments: June 18-24

Ups and Downs: 1 Kings 18-19

After experiencing the thrill of victory at Mount Carmel, it would seem natural for Elijah to feel elated

and strong. But instead, he felt discouraged and scared; then he retreated. After Elijah called on the Lord

in his discouragement, God met Elijah, giving him rest, refreshment and a listening ear. Although Elijah

was a fire-and-earthquake kind of man, God spoke to him in a gentle whisper and then gave him directions

for the future. As a result, Elijah was able to move on with his life.

 

 I felt really lonely and discouraged when…

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Here’s how God met me where I was:

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Related scriptures:  Psalm 22; 43; Isaiah 43:1-2; Luke 24:13-35

Devotional thought

“But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ as shall be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming” (I Corinthians 15:20-23).

When Paul refers to “first fruits” he is making a reference to one of the seven feasts of God celebrated by the Israelites. We know that the Passover feast was celebrated close to the time of our Easter celebration. The instruction was given in Leviticus 23; God said to gather on the first month (March/April) on the fourteenth day for Passover. The fifteenth day began the feast of unleavened bread in which for seven days the Jews were to clean out all foods containing leaven, a symbol of sin. The first fruits which had been gathered as soon as they appeared in their fields were offered up on the day after the Sabbath, on Sunday. These were the first sheaves of the first harvest of the year. At dawn the priest would wave sheaves. It was the promise of the harvest to come. Jesus rose from the dead on this very Sunday as the priest in the Temple waved the sheaves, just as it had been done since Israel entered the Promised Land. Jesus was the first fruit of many brethren to come! Because He rose from the dead, all believers will rise from the dead.

Prayer Focus

Today as you fast and pray, lift up our students in prayer.

Consider those away at camp this week as well as those elsewhere.  Pray that their Christianity is based on relationship with Jesus Christ – not relationship with events.

Amen and amen!

June 15 sermon recording

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June 15 sermon handout

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Legacy assignments: June 11-17

The Way Out (pg. 1119)

Solomon (pg. 333)

The Greatest (pg. 1123)

 

The Way Out: 1 Corinthians 10:13

It is easy to think that the trials and temptations we face are too difficult or that no one else has ever

faced them before. However, in 1 Corinthians 10:13 Paul reveals several great truths: there is nothing

unique about temptation (we all face it); God is faithful and compassionate; God doesn’t give us more

temptation than we can handle; God will provide a way out.

 

I manage temptation by…

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I experienced the truth of this verse when:

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Related scriptures:  Psalm 34:4-7; 119:9-11; Mark 14:38, James 1:2-18

 

 

Solomon: Ecclesiastes 12:13

 

After reading about Solomon’s mistakes, what can you do to ensure that you are living wisely?

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Related Scriptures: 1 Kings 1-11 and 2 Chronicles 1-9

See article on page 333 of the Legacy Bible

 

 

The Greatest:  1 Corinthians 13

This beautiful chapter in Corinthians presents the qualities needed for building strong relationships.

Everything we do must be rooted in love.

 

I see these qualities of love demonstrated in your life:

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Related scriptures: Romans 12:9-21; Ephesians 4:29-5:2; Philippians 2:1-4; 1 John 4:16-21