Lesson 1 JABEZ
"The prayer of a righteous man is
powerful and effective."
Our Family Prayer
We thank you O
for the love that
you have given us.
May it always
to be kind,
Help us to be
understanding and forgiving.
faith, and trust in you.
Bless our home and
with Love, Peace
and Joy. Amen.
Prayer is Essential!
Prayers for our children
Jabez & Rapha
Lesson 2 END TIMES
The Book of
The Book of
Revelation is a prophetic book of codes and symbols of the world to come. God
revealed to John and whosoever reads it shall be blessed. It is important to
understand God 's outline of history or dispensations. It highlights beginning
of church age.
God promise of His
coming. He will come to rapture his church- time of the coming of the Lord is
not known but the signs will be clear. His purpose is redemption, resurrection,
rewards ( crowns of life, righteousness, glory, eternality and rejoicing) and
God rapture his
church- the dead in Christ - resurrected saints and those that are alive -
translated saints. They will be given a special body in heaven before the
Tribulation 7 year period i.e pre-Tribulation rapture. It can relate to the 7
prophetic days – week of restoration.
After that, God
send His judgement, starting the 70th week of Daniel's prophecy which we
experienced the opening of the 7 seals- and 4 horsemans white, red, black and
pale, the 7 trumpet judgements in which 50% of the earth perished in the first
half of the Tribulation ( 3.5 years).
The 2 beasts
appear and we see the rise of the Anti-Christ and False Prophet who controlled
the world- with its miracles, image and mark.
God will send 2
special individuals ( Elijah and Moses )- the 2 olive trees, the 2 lampstands
or 2 prophets- to warn the people against taking the mark of the beasts and to
repent and turn to God. Satan was cast out of heaven and he joined with Anti
Christ to kill the 2 witnesses from God- their bodies lie on the street and they
were resurrected up to heaven. 144,000 Jews were sealed or converted.
At the end of the
first half of 3.5 years- there will be the Abomination of Desolate when
Anti-Christ stand in the holy place- great tibulations will follow.
God send the 7 bowl
judgements during this Great Tribulation (second half of 3.5 years). Huge armies
of world gather to defeat Israel in the battle of Armageddon.
Then we see the
Second Coming of Christ to setup his kingdom- The Messiah -Jesus come to claim
His Bride- the church and there will be a Marriage of the Lamb in heaven. By
His coming, sitting on a white horse, his name is Faithful and Truth, with the
armies of heaven- the saints. God supernaturally comes to rescue Israel and
destroyed the Beast and False Prophets who were cast into the Lake of Fire.
Satan was bound in hell or the bottomless pit for 1 thousand years or
(believers) and goat (unbelievers) judgement takes place. This is the first
judgement of who can enter into the Millennial period of peace and harmony. The
believers - redeemed or resurrected saints reigned and rule with Christ.
After the thousand
years, Satan is allowed to be released for a short while before being cast into
the Lake of Fire.
Next the Great
White Throne judgement takes place- the Book of Life is opened and whosoever
whose name is not in the book shall be doomed to join Satan in the Lake of Fire-
second eternal death. There will be a new heaven, new earth and new city.
Lesson 3 Chinese Bible
Lesson 4 Special Pics
Fruit of the Spirit
Faith Hope Love
Armor of God
Lesson 5 Poems
of Helen Steiner Rice
Climb Till Your Dream Comes True
by: Helen Steiner Rice
Often your task will be many,
and more than you think you can do.
often the hills insurmountable, too.
but always remember
the hills ahead are never as steep as they seem,
and with faith in your heart, start upward
and climb 'til you reach your dream.
for nothing in life that is worthy
is ever too hard to achieve
if you have the faith to believe..
for faith is a force that is greater
than knowledge or power or skill
and many defeats turn to triumph
if you trust in God's wisdom and will.
there is nothing that God cannot do,
so start out today with faith in your heart
and climb till your dream comes true.
by: Helen Steiner Rice
God, give us eyes to see
the beauty of the Spring,
And to behold Your majesty
in every living thing -
And may we see in lacy leaves
and every budding flower
The Hand that rules the universe
with gentleness and power -
And may this Easter grandeur
that Spring lavishly imparts
Awaken faded flowers of faith
lying dormant in our hearts,
And give us ears to hear, dear God,
the Springtime song of birds
With messages more meaningful
than man's often empty words
Telling harried human beings
who are lost in dark despair -
'Be like us and do not worry
for God has you in His care'.
by: Helen Steiner Rice
People need people and friends need
And we all need love for a full life depends-
Not on vast riches or great acclaim,
Not on success or on worldly fame,
But just in knowing that someone cares,
And holds us close in their thoughts and prayers-
For only the knowledge that we're understood,
Makes everyday living feel wonderfully good,
And we rob ourselves of life's greatest need,
When we "lock up our hearts" and fail to heed,
The outstretched hand reaching to find,
A kindred spirit whose heart and mind,
Are lonely and longing to somehow share,
Our joys and sorrows and to make us aware,
That life's completeness and richness depends,
On the things we share with our loved ones,
Brand New Start
God sometimes brings us to a place
where answers can't be found...
where we cannot see tomorrow,
for confusion all around.
Yet deep inside we realize
that all things work for good...
even times when we've been wounded
and we feel misunderstood.
Don't dwell on the injustice
and stay focused on God's heart...
find forgiveness and go on,
you can make a brand new start.
The Sower And The Seed
Selah -- Spiritual Life
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
I post a study on the completed work of the Lord who took away all the sins of
the world, and how all that's left for us to do is believe, I get a number of
questions from people. These questions are always about others who don't seem to
have been changed at all by their salvation experience. The writers ask me,
"Where's the evidence of a changed life?" or, "What about sacrifice, and
repentance, and death to sin?" or "Are you saying that just because a person
went forward and mouthed some prayer, and then never did anything else, that
means they're saved?"
If we look
carefully we'll find that the Lord anticipated questions like these, and
answered them in advance. In this case the answer can be found in Matt. 13,
so that's where we'll look.
told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed.
As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and
ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang
up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants
were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among
thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil,
where it produced a crop�a
hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. He who has ears, let him hear."
explained later in the chapter, the farmer represents the Lord, the seed is His
word, the soil is the world, and the birds represent the evil one. While the
parables He gave us in Matt. 13 are often called the Kingdom Parables, it's
important to understand that this first one describes the whole world, not just
His kingdom. In the world His word is met with four kinds of responses.
The first kind is called the seed that falls on the path. It represents people
who hear the word but fail to comprehend it. In Matt. 13:19 He said this
is due to the fact that the evil one comes and snatches it away. Paul put it
if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of
this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light
of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
(2 Cor 4:3-4)
their lifestyle choices some people have developed a heart so hard that the
Gospel cannot penetrate its shell. The words lie there on the surface for the
enemy to sweep away lest any should slip into a crack and take root. When you
try to share the gospel with these people, they look at you like you've come
from another planet. It's foolishness to them, as Paul said it would be. (1
The Lord called the second response the seed that falls on the rocky places.
This refers to people who hear the Gospel message and in the passion of the
moment run forward for the altar call, but never really let the Lord into their
hearts, so there's no conversion. It all sounded so good at that crusade or
revival meeting and they got all caught up in the excitement of the event. But
they didn't really open their hearts to the Lord so the first time someone
laughs at or ridicules them for their beliefs they deny the Gospel and act like
the altar call never happened.
describes an overwhelming majority of those who come forward at public events.
They don't ever wander into a church afterward, or even crack open their Bible,
so they were never really saved at all. Had they sincerely asked the Lord to
forgive them, they could have been part of the small minority who really does
get saved this way, but they didn't give it a thought. They just jumped up and
ran down front because it felt good at the time. Paul warned us against letting
this happen to us.
just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and
built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing
The seed among the thorns describes believers who are saved but are so
distracted by the things of the world that they bear no fruit. Jesus said, "I
am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will
bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." (John 15:5) He
wasn't talking about our salvation there because salvation is not a fruit
bearing event. Fruit has an effect on others where salvation is purely personal.
In other words, fruit is not something that happens to the branch, it's
something that happens through the branch. And the branch does not make fruit
grow by its own effort. It's the vine that does the work.
there so many believers who don't bear fruit? It's because of the worries of
this life and the deceitfulness of wealth. According to Matt. 13:22 they
choke the Word and make it unfruitful. Preoccupation with the things of this
world makes it impossible to hear the prompting of the Holy Spirit. This is
probably the biggest group in all of Christianity, saved but not fruitful. This
is the group some other believers look at and wonder, "Are those people really
saved"? Odds are the answer is yes, but you'd never know by looking at them.
we go on, there's something we should remember. Living a "sacrificial life" is
not the same as being fruitful. To sacrifice is to give up something for
nothing, like the lambs did on the altar. They received no benefit from it. The
notion that Christians have to live sacrificial lives is man's idea, not God's.
Jesus said that He came so that we could have an abundant life, not a
sacrificial one. (John 10:10)
aren't asked to give up something for nothing. No one who is truly walking with
the Lord thinks of it as a sacrifice, he thinks of it as a greater blessing than
anything he could have otherwise received. People who take pride in living a
sacrificial life are missing the point, and by denying themselves the things
they secretly still want (it wouldn't be a sacrifice if they didn't), they not
only aren't producing any fruit, they may just be performing works of the flesh.
You can tell because the result is not joy, it's jealousy, envy or resentment
toward others. These are not the fruit of the Spirit.
The seed that lands in fertile ground produces a crop many times its size. This
is the group that Paul wrote about in Galatians 5:22-26, where he also
described the fruit we produce.
fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its
passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the
Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
grows when the gospel finds fertile soil. It impacts others, and draws them to
the Lord. The peace and contentment we feel, and the love and kindness we
express, causes others to want what we have. When they get it, they in turn draw
still others, and without trying or even knowing, we'll have produced a crop
that will multiply us over and over.
So we take
pity on those for whom there is no comprehension and pray that the Lord will
soften their hearts. And likewise for those for whom there was no conversion.
The Gospel was just a passing fancy for them, a rush of emotion that never
became a commitment. Let them hear it again, Lord, and this time may they choose
to invite you in. And especially for those who though saved, are so caught up in
the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth, that they're totally
unfruitful. Help them gain the eternal perspective.
The best witness we can offer to the world lies not in doing what we think the
Lord wants us to do, but in being what He wants us to be. So while we're at it
let's pray that since we live by the Spirit, He'll keep us in step with the
Spirit, so we won't become conceited, and begin provoking and envying each
other. Amen. Selah 06-28-08
Lesson 7 TBA
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Lesson 9 TBA
Lesson 10 Living