Opening Scripture before the Message
Isaiah 55:11 TESB so my word that comes from my mouth; will not return to me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and prosper in what I sent it to do.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 TESB All Scripture is inspired by of and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness,
so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
2 Peter 1:19-21 TESB We also have the prophetic word strongly confirmed, and you do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
Above all, you know this: No prophecy of Scripture comes from the prophet’s own interpretation,
because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead, men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
How to hear and understand the Gospel
THE LORD SPEAKS
Job 38:1-3 TESB Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind. He said;
“Who is this who obscures my counsel with ignorant words?
Get ready to answer me like a man; when I question you, you will inform Me.
Job 40:6-7 TESB Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind;
Get ready to answer me like a man; When I will question you, you will inform me:
Job 42:4-7 TESB You said, Listen now, and I will speak. when I question you, you will inform me.”
I had heard reports about You, but now my eyes have seen you.
Therefore, I reject my words and am sorry for them; I am dust and ashes.”
After the LORD had finished speaking to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, for you have not spoken thr truth about me, as My servant Job has.
Israel’s Rejection of the Message
Romans 10:14-17 TESB How, then, can they call on Him they have not believe in? And how can they believe without hearing about him? And how can they hear without a preacher?
And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written; “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.
But not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?”
So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.
Acts 26:17-18 TESB I will rescue you from the your people, and from the Gentiles, I am sending you to them
to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’
Romans 15:4-7 TESB For whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that we may have hope through endurance and through the encouragement from the Scripture.
Now may the God who gives endurance and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, according to Christ Jesus,
so that you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with one mind and one voice.
Glorifying God Together
Therefore accept one another, just as Christ also accepted you, to the glory of God.
Here is Today’s Message
Genesis 11:3 They said to each other, “Come, let us make oven-fired bricks.”(They used brick for stone and asphalt for mortar.)
Genesis 11:9 Therefore it is called Babylon, for there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth, and from there the LORD scattered them throughout the earth.
Genesis 11:11 After he fathered Arpachshad, Shem lived 500 years and fathered other sons and daughters.
Genesis 11:16 Eber lived 34 years and fathered Peleg.
Genesis 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, I will curse anyone who treats you with contempt, and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.
Genesis 12:9 Then Abram journeyed by stages to the Negev.
Genesis 12:11 When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “Look, I know what a beautiful woman you are.
Genesis 12:16 He treated Abram well because of her, and Abram acquired flocks and herds, male and female donkeys, male and female slaves, and camels.
Genesis 13:3 He went by stages from the Negev to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and AI where his tent had formerly been,
Genesis 13:9 Isn’t the whole land before you? Separate from me; if you go to the left, I will go to the right; if you go to the right, I will go to the left.”
Genesis 13:11 So Lot chose the entire plain of the Jordan for himself. Then Lot journeyed eastward, and they separated from each other.
Genesis 13:16 I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust of the earth, then your offspring could be counted.
Genesis 14:3 All of these came as allies to the Siddim Valley (that is, the Dead Sea).
Genesis 14:9 against King Chedorlaomer of Elam, King Tidal of Goiim, King Amraphel of Shinar, and King Arioch of Ellasar–four kings against five.
Genesis 14:11 The four kings took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food and went on.
Genesis 14:16 He brought back all the goods and also his relative Lot and his goods, as well as the women and the other people.
Genesis 15:3 Abram continued, “Look, you have given me no offspring, so a slave born in my house will be my heir.”
Genesis 15:9 He said to him, “Bring me a three-year-old cow, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”
Genesis 15:11 Birds of prey came down on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away.
Genesis 15:16 In the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure.”
Genesis 16:3 So Abram’s wife Sarai took Hagar, her Egyptian slave, and gave her to her husband Abram as a wife for him. This happened after Abram had lived in the land of Canaan ten years.
Genesis 16:9 The angel of the LORD said to her. “Go back to your mistress and submit to her authority.”
Genesis 16:11 The angel of the LORD said to her. “You have conceived and will have a son. You will name him Ishmael, for the LORD has heard your cry of affliction.
Genesis 16:16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to him.
Genesis 17:3 Then Abram fell facedown and God spoke to him:
Genesis 17:9 God also said to Abraham, “As for you, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations are to keep my covenant.
Genesis 17:11 You must circumcise the flesh of your foreskin to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and you.
Genesis 17:16 I will bless ger; indeed, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she will produce nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”
Genesis 18:3 and said, “My Lord. if I have found favor with you, please do not go on past your servant.
Genesis 18:9 “Where is your wife Sarah?” they asked him. “There, in the tent,” he answered.
Genesis 18:11 Abraham and Sarah were old and getting on in years. Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.
Abraham’s Plea For Sodom
Genesis 18:16 The men got up from there and looked out over Sodom, and Abraham was walking with them to see them off.
Genesis 19:3 But he urged them so strongly that they followed him and went into his house. He prepared a feast and baked unleavened bread for them, and they ate.
Genesis 19:9 “Get out of the way! they said, adding, “This one came here as an alien, but he’s acting like a judge! Now we’ll do more harm to you then to them.” They put pressure on Lot and came to break down the door.
Genesis 19:11 They struck the men who were at the entrance of the house, both young and old, with blindness so that they were unable to find the entrance.
Genesis 19:16 But he hesitated. Because of the LORD’S compassion for him, the men grabbed his hand, his wife’s hand, and the hands of his two daughters. They brought him out and left him outside the city.
Genesis 20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, “You are about to die because of the woman you have taken, for she is a married woman.”
Genesis 20:9 Then Abimelech called Abraham and said to him, “What have you done to us? How did I sin against you that you have brought such enormous guilt on me and on my kingdom? You have done things to me that should never be done.”
Genesis 20:11 Abraham replied, “I thought, “There is absolutely no fear of God in this place. “They will kill me because of my wife.’
Genesis 20:16 And he said to Sarah, “Look, I am giving your brother one thousand pieces of silver. It is a verification of your honor to all who are with you. You are fully vindicated.”