Statement of Confession: I believe in the Trinity--Father, Son and Holy Spirit; The Three are One in the Father. I believe that Jesus is the Savior to those that accept Him in genuine repentance of their sins through faith as their Lord and Savior. I believe that baptism--immersion, burial--is an outward show to the world of their acceptance of salvation by Jesus for His dying, resurrection and His sitting at the right hand of the Father in heaven. This ministry is FREE.
June 15Lesson 3LIVE PURE LIVES DEVOTIONAL READING: 1 Peter 1:13–21BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Haggai 2:10–19 HAGGAI 2:10–19 12 If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No.13 Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean.14 Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.15 And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:16 Since those days were, when one came to an heap of twenty measures, there were but ten: when one came to the press fat for to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty.17 I smote you with blasting and with m…
AFTER PENTECOST SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST HOLY TRINITY YEAR A Old Testament Genesis 1:1–2:4a Psalm Psalm 8 New Testament 2 Corinthians 13:11–13 Gospel Matthew 28:16–20 Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.
AFTER PENTECOST SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014 | AFTER PENTECOST TRINITY SUNDAY YEAR A Psalm Psalm 150 or Song of Three Youths 29–34 First Reading Genesis 1:1–2:3 Second Reading (2 Corinthians 13:5–10) 11–14 Gospel Matthew 28:16–20 The Episcopal Church. Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010. Print.
June 15 Encouragement and Positivity 2 Chronicles 35:1–36:23; 1 John 2:28–3:4; Psalm 105:23–45
If we were to make encouragement one of our main strategies, we’d see positive results in most situations. If we made providing for others one of our goals, the world would be a kinder place. King Josiah epitomizes both of these attributes in 2 Chr 35:1–19.
Josiah’s actions mark not only a remarkable transition from being unfamiliar with God’s Word to living it out (2 Chr 34:8–33), but also a move from religiosity to compassion. Josiah could have coldly observed the Passover out of ritual, but instead he encourages the religious leaders and empowers them to do God’s work. His encouragement changes the outcome: The religious leaders embrace their task.
Josiah also provides for them, allowing them to make the necessary changes. He frees them up from their usual obligations so that they may help others (2 Chr 35:3); he takes care of their fiscal needs (2 Chr 35:7). His example inspires others to …