Monday, August 28, 2017

Bible Study: Week # 4

Bible Study:                 The Heart of a Warrior "the Life of David"

 

Beginning Prayer:

 

Heavenly Father, We pray that as each of us comes to a point in our lives where we dare to ask You to reveal Your will for us, You would put us in a place of acceptance of what You reveal to us. It may not be what we want, but it will surely be what we need in order to live a life fully invested in You. Help us to realize that anything You bring into our lives and anything You reveal to us is for our good. Give us a spirit of acceptance and a heart open to Your movement in our lives. Allow us to let Your love surround us and cast out any fear or doubts. Help us to live in love with You, accept Your will for our lives and give us the proper response to Your revelation. May we trust in the way You push us to go. Father, we are grateful for Your gracious offer to give us a new heart, one that loves You, one that is tender and responsive to Your voice and one that reflects Your love back to everyone in our life, friend and foe alike. How can we access this heart? Through faith – just the same way we received our salvation in the first place. So in faith, we take You at Your word. We receive today a new heart and a new spirit. We will walk with this new heart and care for this new spirit by our commitment to Your Word and by seeking Your face through prayer and worship. Praise You, our Lord Jesus. We receive a new heart and new life, AMEN.


Subject:      Knowing God means to obey Him (Daniel)

If we truly know God, we will love Him and delight to obey Him. In fact, disobedience to God's commands is proof that one does not know God intimately, regardless of what that person may say. First John 2:4 says, "He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar." Those who refuse to forsake their sin do not truly know God, for Scripture says, "whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him" (1 John 3:6). Christ will say to those who claim to know Him, yet are living in sin, "I never knew you" (Matthew 7:23).

Daniel 11:32 prophesied of a time when "the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits." One possible fulfillment of this prophecy could be the time when Antiochus Epiphanes became king over the land of Israel in 175 b.c. This wicked king desecrated the temple at Jerusalem, ordered everyone to sacrifice to false gods, and forbade them to obey the laws of the Lord. Many who did not know the Lord allied themselves with the king, willingly submitting to his decrees and adopting heathen practices.

But those who knew the Lord refused to make any treaty with wickedness. They continued to circumcise their children and refused to eat unclean animals, or to sacrifice to false gods. As a result of their obedience to God many fell "by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days" (Daniel 11:33). A ninety-year-old scribe, because he refused to eat pork, was sent to the torture wheel and died under the strokes of his persecutors. Seven brothers were brutally tortured and killed by fire because they refused to eat swine's meat.

Judas Maccabeus gathered an army of men faithful to the Lord and did heroic acts. He fought against and defeated the armies of King Antiochus. He punished those who transgressed the Law. He purified the temple and restored the temple worship. When King Antiochus ordered Judea and Jerusalem destroyed, the faithful of Israel gathered at Mizpeh and fasted and prayed, beseeching the Lord to help them. In answer to prayer God gave Judas Maccabeus and his band of three thousand men, victory over an army of forty thousand soldiers and seven thousand horsemen. (While the books of the Maccabees are not a part of the inspired Word of God, they do have historical significance. Perhaps these were some of the people to whom the writer of Hebrews 11:35-38 was referring.)

As Daniel prophesied, the people that knew their God were strong and did heroic acts. Some stood strong in their obedience to God—and died for it. Others did exploits in the name of the Lord—and triumphantly defeated their enemies. Although today God's people live under the Law of Christ and not under the Law of Moses (as did Judas Maccabeus), still it ought to be said, "Those that do know their God are strong and do exploits."

If we truly know Christ, we will joyfully submit to His commandments (John 14:15; 1 John 5:3). We will stand strong, even if we are ridiculed and scorned, even if it costs money and possessions, even if we are tortured and killed. We will do exploits, fighting for the truth, not with a sword of steel, but with the sword of the Word of God, warring against the sin that so easily besets us, earnestly contending for the truth, and striving to rescue others from sin. Those who know their God will do these things.

David obeyed God:

Quiz:

Week # 4

 

1. Who became jealous after the crowd was singing and rejoicing in David's name?

 

2. Who tried to kill David with a spear , he was able to get away.

A. Goliath

B. Saul

C. Samuel

D. Elijah

 

3. Who helped David get away and escape Saul's plot to kill im?

A. Jesse

B. Goliath

C. Jonathan

D. Saul

 

4. Why did David eave and return to live in the land of the Philistines ?


5. At the request of Saul, who was brought back from the dead?


6. The next day, when the Philistines attacked Saul and his _______ were caught and killed. 

A. Daughters

B. Nephews

C. Sons

D. Nieces

 

7. David announced that when Jerusalem which was inhabited by Jebusites would bear his name: he called it the City of David

A. True

B. False

 

WEEK # 4         

 

Questions:

 

1).     Name one thing David did in obedience to God.

2).     According to John 2:4, who is a liar?

3).     Name same biblical characters who was strong and did exploits.

4).     What do the word exploits means?

5).     Who triumphantly defeated their enemies?

6).     Obedient is better than what?

7).     Name something you know you have been obedient to God.

8).     What do obedience say about our hearts?

9).     Is praying been obedient to God?

10).   Is reading the Word obedient to God?

11).   Is loving your neighbor obedient to God?

12).   Is obeying the law of the land obedient to God?

 

Weekly Psalm of King David: Psalm 51

 

Weekly Prayer of David: Psalm 86

 

Self-Examination Time:      What can you do today to stay The Course?

 

Weekly Reading Assignment: Proverbs 13-16

 

Ending Prayer

ENDING PRAYER WEEK # 3

This Week's Ending Prayer:

 

Father God, my heart is Yours! Bless everyone who study this bible study to want to give You their heart. Help us to seek You just as David did. Help us to come to for forgiveness as David did. Examine our heart, Lord, try us to see if there is anything in our hearts not right with You. Sometimes it is frighten to ask a prayer as this, because of what might be found, but You have promised us You would never leave us nor forsake us. We trust Your Word, Lord.  This we pray in Jesus' name. AMEN.

WEEKLY READING ASSIGNMENT:

Week # 3

 

Proverbs 9-12      I have finished this week's reading assignment.

 

SHARING NOTES:

 

If you are following our reading assignment of Proverbs, I believe you will see the connection between a heart of God and the teaching of King Solomon, which was King David's son. Proverbs teaches about the heart of man, and the heart of God. It teaches us how to have a heart after God, amen. 

SELF-EXAMINATION TIME

What can you do today to stay The Course?

 

I am determined to stay the course with my Lord and Shepherd; concerning my heart I want to stay compassionate toward others when hate surrounds me. I want my heart to be acceptable to God always.

WEEKLY PRAYER OF DAVID

Psalm 142

 

I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication.

I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.

When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.

I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.

I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS

 


1).     How can we know God?

We did a study on "Knowing God's will" earlier. I truly believe that we must be born again to know God then receive the Holy Spirit to know God Himself, and after that we must read His Word to know Him more. You can't get to know one another unless you communicate with one another. There a scripture that says, "Can two walk together except they be agreed?" (Amos 3:3); we must walk with God to get to know Him. AMEN.

2).     How can we understand God's character?

As said earlier, getting to know Him, reading His Word, and listen to the Holy Spirit; God's character is in the Word. We must read His love letter to us, which is the Bible.

3).     What was Moses' prayer for himself?

"Shew me now thy way, that I may know thee" (Exodus 33:13).

4).     What do Jeremiah 9:23-24 says?

Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: 24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.

5).     What is the revelation of knowing God's character?

The revelation is that God is love, full of compassion, and He judges righteously. His character is love (John 3:16)This mean that you know that God is love!

6).     How does God's lovingkindness show?

He often withholds the judgment we deserve, and gives us blessings we do not deserve. God loved us enough that when we were sinners—outcasts in His sight—He sent His Son to rescue us from our hopeless state.

7).     What were Apostle Paul's prayer for the Ephesians?

The Apostle Paul's prayer for the Ephesians was that they "may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge" (Ephesians 3:18-19).

8).     If we don't know God, what should we do?

That is the Gospel message of today; receive Jesus as our Savior by believing that He is the Son of God, repent, turn from our sin, and love everyone as God do, then we shall know God in our hearts.

9).     What kind of anger do God have?

God's anger is a controlled and measured anger; it is a settled displeasure against sin; it is a verdict of "guilty" upon sinners and a just meting out of punishment upon them.

10).   On Judgment Day who will be judged?

The Bible warns us that Judgment Day is coming for all of us—whether we are saved or unsaved (2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Revelation 20:11-12)! God will judge whether the things we have done here on earth were right or wrong.

11).   How do we live righteous?

The power God gives believers is the same power that raised Christ from the grave. If God could give life to a dead man, how much more can He give us the power to live righteous lives!

12).   Name some ways David was a man after God's own heart.

One was that he was truly thankful, and he knew God enough in his heart to worship God and accept Who God was with a thankful heart. He knew the peace of God in his heart. God's heart desire is that man would worship Him in beauty and holiness, David did that, so his heart was like Gods' heart. God wanted His creation to honor Him, and David did that too.

13).   What did David's fall include?

David's fall included adultery, lying, and murder. He sinned against God and he admitted it (2 Samuel 12:13).

14).   What was the most important counsel David gave his son Solomon?

The most important counsel David gave was this: "And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father" (1 Chronicles 28:9).

15).   What does John 10:14 say?

"I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine." This is telling us that when you obey God, then you know Him in your heart; David knew God was his Shepherd, amen.

16).   What is the most important words a Christian do not want to hear from God?

"I never knew you!" (Matthew 7:23)

17).   What will truly satisfy our souls?

Knowing God will truly satisfy our souls' thirst and hunger. This was the purpose of us been created! We need to know God in the fullness.

Weekly Psalm of King David

Psalm 30

 

I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.

I cried to thee, O Lord; and unto the Lord I made supplication.

What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

10 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou my helper.

11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee forever.

This Weekly Prayer

 

Father God, thank You for all of the goodness You have shown me in my life. Thank You for Your forgiveness. Help me to forgive others as You have so freely forgiven me.  Please help me to see others (even people I think are hopeless, or do not think the way I think) the way You do.  Help me to show Your love and compassion to all people and all situation all the time. Remind me that I too am in need of forgiveness and mercy. Help me to have eyes to see and ears to hear the needs of others. Help me to find creative ways to show kindness to people around me. Help me to let Your light shine.  Help me to be a living example of Your Great Goodness.  In Jesus' Mighty Name, Amen.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

OUR QUIZ WEEK # 3


 

1) Who anointed David as king?
d) Samuel

 

2) Who killed Goliath?
c) David

3) Who was Uriah's wife?
a) Bathsheba

 

4) Who said to David "You are that man."?
a) Nathan

 

5) Who revolted against David?
b) Absalom

6) Who is the son of David and Bathsheba who succeeded David?
c) Solomon

7) Who was Saul's son and David's friend?
d) Jonathan

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Bible Study: The Heart of a Warrior “the Life of David” Week # 3



Personal Prayer:

 

Father God, thank You for all of the goodness You have shown me in my life. Thank You for Your forgiveness. Help me to forgive others as You have so freely forgiven me.  Please help me to see others (even people I think are hopeless, or do not think the way I think) the way You do.  Help me to show Your love and compassion to all people and all situation all the time. Remind me that I too am in need of forgiveness and mercy. Help me to have eyes to see and ears to hear the needs of others. Help me to find creative ways to show kindness to people around me. Help me to let Your light shine.  Help me to be a living example of Your Great Goodness.  In Jesus' Mighty Name, Amen.

Subject:      Knowing God means to understand His character (Apostle Paul)

"Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord" (Jeremiah 9:23-24).

Many today do glory, or boast, in their own intelligence or cleverness. They may glory in their physical strength or in the power of a position they hold in society. They may glory in their large bank account or in the stuff their money has purchased. But because God knows that neither wit nor power nor wealth will ever meet our deepest needs, He commands us not to trust in them. Instead we are to glory in knowing our God.

Moses once prayed to God, "Shew me now thy way, that I may know thee" (Exodus 33:13). In response to this plea, God promised to reveal Himself to Moses. God took Moses and put him in the crevice of a rock. "And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty" (Exodus 34:6-7).

Moses learned to know the Lord better by this revelation of God's character. Likewise, if we would know the Lord we must understand His character. As we look at Christ we see the Lord's lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in action.

a. Lovingkindness

God is love. He is slow to anger and ready to forgive. He often withholds the judgment we deserve, and gives us blessings we do not deserve. God loved us enough that when we were sinners—outcasts in His sight—He sent His Son to rescue us from our hopeless state.

God's great love is expressed by Christ's great sufferings for us. Jesus said, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13). Christ did just that—He gave His life for sinners. It was for sinners that Christ agonized in the Garden of Gethsemane, sweating great drops of blood. It was for our sins that Christ was flogged by cruel Roman soldiers. It was because of God's great love for us that Christ was mocked by those soldiers as they placed a crown of thorns upon His head and with a rod drove the thorns deep into our Savior's skull. For sinners, Christ was nailed to a cross (the cruelest form of Roman execution) and hung there, dying for six torturous hours.

Can we fathom how much God must love us to have willingly endured death by Roman crucifixion? The Apostle Paul's prayer for the Ephesians was that they "may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge" (Ephesians 3:18-19). Christ's love is so great that it passes knowledge! We can search to know God's love our entire lives, but our human minds will never comprehend it all. May our prayer be, "Lord, help me to know the love of Christ."

Sadly, many today have a corrupted understanding of God's love. They think God's love is a permissive and indulgent love, a love that allows them to live as they please. They continue in their sin thinking that God's "love" will cause Him to overlook their greed, selfishness, and immorality. But God's love does not give us liberty to indulge in sinful behavior, rather "the love of Christ constraineth us" (2 Corinthians 5:14). Christ's love compels us to love Him, it urges us to obey Him, it excites us to live for Him. If we truly know God's love we will not live in sinful pleasures, but in obedience to God's will. God's love compels us to love and serve Him, motivated not by brute force, but by amazing love.

b. Judgment

God is the Judge of all the earth. As sovereign Judge, God alone decides what is right and what is wrong, who is guilty and who is innocent. God told Moses that He will by no means clear the guilty: those who sin will receive their just punishment. God is a holy God who hates sin. Psalm 7:11 says, "God is angry with the wicked every day."

God is not angry in the same way men are usually angry. God's anger is not uncontrolled rage; God does not storm about Heaven in a passion. God's anger is a controlled and measured anger; it is a settled displeasure against sin; it is a verdict of "guilty" upon sinners and a just meting out of punishment upon them.

The Bible warns us that Judgment Day is coming for all of us—whether we are saved or unsaved (2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Revelation 20:11-12)! God will judge whether the things we have done here on earth were right or wrong. This fact ought to shake us awake! It ought to motivate us to live a life that is well-pleasing to God (see 2 Corinthians 5:11, 14). It ought to move us to go and persuade others to also live a life that is pleasing to God.

God is love. He is also holy. We must hold these two aspects of God's character in balance. Some speak only of God's love, failing to understand God's hatred for sin. Others view God as a cruel taskmaster, always demanding more, never satisfied, ever ready to whack us with a stick if we fail. The Devil tries to push us to either extreme. God's love is not without holiness, nor is His wrath without mercy. We must properly understand both the goodness and the severity of God (Romans 11:22).

In the death of Christ we not only see God's love, but also God's judgment against sin. God could not simply overlook sin—God's justice had to be satisfied, judgment had to be meted out, blood had to be shed. In holiness God had to mete out judgment on our sin; but in love God provided a way for Someone else to bear our judgment. "Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many" (Hebrews 9:28). Christ bore the judgment, the wrath of a holy God against sin, that should have been ours—and we have gone free!

c. Righteousness

All that God does is right, and He commands us to also live rightly (Matthew 5:48). God told Abraham, "Walk before me, and be thou perfect" (Genesis 17:1). God requires the same thing of us, but not without giving us the power to do it. God exercises righteousness in the earth by making His followers righteous (2 Corinthians 5:21).

The Apostle Paul's prayer for believers was that they might know "what is the exceeding greatness of his [God's] power to usward who believe . . . which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead" (Ephesians 1:19-20). The power God gives believers is the same power that raised Christ from the grave. If God could give life to a dead man, how much more can He give us the power to live righteous lives!

Yet many Christians today live powerless lives. They complain that obeying the commands of the Bible is too hard. They say, "God expects too much. Obedience is too unpopular. Can't we enjoy a little that the world has to offer?" They are unwilling to forsake their addictions to the pleasures of sin. They think Satan is an easier master than Christ. But Christ calls us to a life of self-denial, sacrificial service, and consecrated holiness. God gives us the power to live such a life and thus escape the bitter consequences of sin. God is in the business of making sinful human beings into righteous persons.

If we would truly know the Lord, we must understand His character as it is revealed to us in the Bible. Search the Scriptures, for therein you will find the character of the true and living God.

Week # 3 Part 2

 

Part of why David is called a man after God's own heart is that he had absolute faith in God. Nowhere in Scripture is this point better illustrated than in 1 Samuel 17 where David as a young shepherd boy fearlessly slew the Philistine, Goliath. Shortly before the duel, we see direct evidence of David's faith when David says, "'The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.' And Saul said to David, 'Go, and the LORD be with you!'" (verse 37). David was fully aware that God was in control of his life, and he had faith that God would deliver him from impending danger. How else would one venture into a potentially fatal situation with such calm and confidence? David knew early on in life that God was to be trusted and obeyed. As we see in Scripture, David's faith pleased God, and God rewards David for his faithfulness.

Another reason David was a man after God's own heart is that he absolutely loved God's Law. Of the 150 psalms in the Bible, David is credited for writing over half of them. Writing at various and often troubling times in his life, David repeatedly mentioned how much he loved God's perfect Word. We find a beautiful example of this in 
Psalm 119:47–48: "For I delight in your commands because I love them. I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees." It is not hard to see his complete adoration for God's Word. Also notice how David "meditates" on God's statutes. God granted David understanding and wisdom through daily meditation. We would do well to not only read God's Word but also think about it throughout the day, for God loves us to think about Him. "Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart. They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways" (Psalm 119:2–3).

David was a man after God's own heart in that he was truly thankful. "I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, O LORD, proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds" (
Psalm 26:6–7). David's life was marked by seasons of great peace and prosperity as well as times of fear and despair. But through all of the seasons in his life, he never forgot to thank the Lord for everything that he had. It is truly one of David's finest characteristics. "Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!" (Psalm 100:4, ESV). As followers of Jesus Christ, we would do well to follow David's lead of offering praise through thanksgiving to our Lord.

After he sinned, David was truly repentant. 
David's sin with Bathsheba is recorded in 2 Samuel 11:2–5. The mighty fall hard, and David's fall included adultery, lying, and murder. He had sinned against God, and he admits it in 2 Samuel 12:13: "David said to Nathan, 'I have sinned against the LORD.' And Nathan said to David, 'The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die.'" But admitting our sin and asking for forgiveness is only half of the equation. The other half is repentance, and David did that as well. Psalm 51 is David's prayer of repentance to God: "Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!" (Psalm 51:1–2).

In conclusion, David was a man after God's own heart because he demonstrated his faith and was committed to following the Lord. Yes, his faith was tested on a grand scale, and he failed at times. But after his sin he sought and received the Lord's forgiveness. In the final analysis, David loved God's Law and sought to follow it exactly. As a man after God's own heart, David is a role model for all of us.

 

When David, king of Israel, was old and about to die, he began preparing his successor, Solomon, to become king of Israel. David gave him detailed instructions about how to build a magnificent temple for the Lord (1 Chronicles 28:10-13). Likely David also gave Solomon much advice about how to rule a nation of several million people. But the most important counsel David gave was this: "And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father" (1 Chronicles 28:9). This advice given by an aged king of Israel nearly three thousand years ago is still very important counsel. AMEN.

A person begins to know the Lord when he repents of his sins and believes in Christ as his Lord and Savior. But truly knowing God goes far beyond this first step. Knowing God involves understanding His character. Knowing God means to love and serve Him. To know God is to walk in fellowship with Him; it speaks of a living relationship with a living God.

Those who truly know God are also known by God (John 10:14). In the Day of Judgment Christ will say to some who claim to know the Lord, "I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity" (Matthew 7:23). This warning should compel us to make certain that we do indeed know the Lord, lest Christ say to us, "I never knew you."

Many today know their friends or their jobs or sports or politics—but few know the Lord. Many simply do not care about knowing God. They would rather know the many vain pursuits of this world than know the Creator of the universe. God longs for us to know Him. For this purpose we were created. Knowing God is the only thing that will truly satisfy our souls.

 

Quiz:

 

Week # 3

 

1) Who anointed David as king?
a) Jeremiah
b) Elijah
c) Jonah
d) Samuel

 

2) Who killed Goliath?
a) Saul
b) Holofernes
c) David
d) Abner

 

3) Who was Uriah's wife?
a) Bathsheba
b) Rahab
c) Ruth
d) Michal

 

4) Who said to David "You are that man."?
a) Nathan
b) Elisha
c) Ezekiel
d) Daniel

 

5) Who revolted against David?
a) Joshua
b) Absalom
c) Ahab
d) Hezekiah

 

6) Who is the son of David and Bathsheba who succeeded David?
a) Amnon
b) Zimri
c) 
Solomon
d) Manasseh

 

7) Who was Saul's son and David's friend?
a) Jacob
b) Joseph
c) John
d) Jonathan

 

Questions:

1).     How can we know God?

2).     How can we understand God's character?

3).     What was Moses' prayer for himself?

4).     What do Jeremiah 9:23-24 says?         

5).     What is the revelation of knowing God's character?

6).     How does God's lovingkindness show?

7).     What was Apostle Paul's prayer for the Ephesians?

8).     If we don't know God, what should we do?

9).     What kind of anger do God have?       

10).   On Judgment Day who will be judged?

11).   How do we live righteous?

12).   Name some ways David was a man after God's own heart.

13).   What did David's fall include?

14).   What was the most important counsel David gave his son Solomon?

15).   What does John 10:14 say?

16).   What is the most important words a Christian do not want to hear from God?

17).   What will truly satisfy our souls?

 

Weekly Psalm of King David:      Psalm 30

 

Weekly Prayer of David: Psalm 142

 

Self-Examination Time:      What can you do today to stay The Course?

 

Weekly Reading Assignment: Proverbs 9-12

 

Ending Prayer

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Ending Prayer



Father God, this study helps us to examine our heart; what  we find we turn it over to You in Jesus' name. Please create in us a clean heart and renew the right spirit in us, so we can honor You just as David did. Thank You, Lord. Lord God for making our life to be all that You want us to be; bless our desire to be Your desire; our will to be Your will; our thoughts to be Your thoughts; our ways to be Your ways. This we all pray in Jesus' name, AMEN.

Weekly Reading Assignment:

Proverbs 5-8

 

I have read up to Proverbs the 7th chapter. I must read one more to be up to date with reading assignment.

SHARING

Self-Examination Time:     

 

What can you do today to stay The Course?

 

I would stay confident in the Word when truth evades me; God want us to trust Him always. Believe in His Word and His promise in the Word.

 

Lord, if I am not trusting in You, please show me in what area I am not, amen.

Weekly Prayer of David:

I Chronicles 16: 8-36

 

Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.

Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.

10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.

11 Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.

12 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

14 He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;

16 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;

17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,

18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;

19 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.

20 And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;

21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,

22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

23 Sing unto the Lord, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.

24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.

25 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.

26 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.

27 Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.

28 Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength.

29 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.

31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth.

32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.

33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the Lord, because he cometh to judge the earth.

34 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.

36 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the Lord.

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