Summer Study — The Gospel of Mark

Mark PUP NASB Workbook

Date: Wed, Jun 10 at:

12:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 7:00 PM PDT

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Any Recommendations?

Are you interested in studying this summer?

Every summer I like to do a precept upon precept Bible study.

I like it to be a stand-alone study. This means that those students who are taking my Genesis classes will pause studying Genesis for the summer and potentially sign up for something different.

This also allows students who are otherwise without a Bible study because many Bible study leaders take the summer off spend with both family and to prepare for the next year’s lessons.

Our study would need to be less than 11 weeks long and have only one part to it.

Please let me know in the comments if you have an opinion as to what you would like to sign up for this summer.

A Prayer from Charles Spurgeon

Daily Prayer for Monday, April 27 

We trusted in you, alas! too feebly, in the hour of our distress when we were troubled exceedingly with earthly things, still you did not fail us, though our faith trembled: though we did not believe you were still abiding in faithfulness.

The Lord has helped his people, yes the Lord has been the strength and the help of his chosen. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all;” and at this moment, in looking back upon the past, we have nothing to do, but to admire and to adore the constancy of love, the faithfulness of grace.

Amen.

Reflections from a Psalm about Fear (but not only fear . . )

Here is a beautiful example of how we respond to fear and frustrations and disappointments some small some large. God is the only one who can provide our relief from these hardships. We need to run headlong into his arms, into his word, and through prayer.

Plea for Grace

[Psa 56:1-13 CSB] 1 Be gracious to me, God, for a man is trampling me; he fights and oppresses me all day long. 2 My adversaries trample me all day, for many arrogantly fight against me. 3 When I am afraid, I will trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? 5 They twist my words all day long; all their thoughts against me are evil. 6 They stir up strife, they lurk; they watch my steps while they wait to take my life. 7 Will they escape in spite of such sin? God, bring down the nations in wrath. 8 You yourself have recorded my wanderings. Put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? 9 Then my enemies will retreat on the day when I call. This…

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Reflections from Psalm 19 (part 1) | Plea for Grace

by Bev Schlomann

Psalm 19:1-6 CSB – 1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge. 3 There is no speech; there are no words; their voice is not heard. 4 Their message has gone out to the whole earth, and their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun. 5 It is like a bridegroom coming from his home; it rejoices like an athlete running a course. 6 It rises from one end of the heavens and circles to their other end; nothing is hidden from its heat.

CSB translation

August, 2017. This passage was everywhere. There is no doubt that a solar eclipse is a dramatic, impressive event, and we are right to praise God for his majesty over creation. But the psalmist is not referring to a dramatic event; he is referencing something as “day to day” as the rising and the setting of the sun, and as constant as seeing the stars in the sky every evening.

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1 Corinthians 12

Since September my Bible study group has been studying spiritual gifts. It has been an eye-opening experience. I think many of us came away with new insights. In churches today we talked a lot about the Holy Spirit and about the things God provides us, but how many of us actually sit down and read about what God’s word has to say about the issue. I have linked a sermon from John MacArthur on 1st Corinthians 12 which talks about spiritual gifts. It is a sermon series, so every few days or so I will post another sermon series. I hope these bless you as they have me.

The Gifts of the Body, Part One – John MacArthur