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JANUARY

The Lord is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid? The Lord protects me from

danger—so why should I tremble?   Psalms 27:1 (NLT)

Table of Contents:

Devotion

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Inspiring Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Poem

Devotion 

SURRENDER

. . . pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

1 Timothy 6:11-12 (NIV) 

Dear Souls! How little they know that the abiding in Christ is just meant for the weak, and so beautifully suited to their feebleness.  It is not the doing of some great thing, and does not demand that we first lead a very holy and devoted life.  No, it is simply weakness entrusting itself to a Mighty One to be kept—the unfaithful one casting self on One who is altogether trustworthy and true.  Abiding in him is not a work that we have to do as the condition for  enjoying his salvation but a consenting to let him do all for us, and through us.   It is a work he does for–the fruit and the power of his redeeming love.  Our part is simply to yield, to trust and to wait for what he has engaged to perform. Andrew Murray 

That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:19 (NIV) 

Remember to let Jesus in your heart this.  Surrender all to Him this year. 

JANUARY  Bible Questions 

Sins 

Sometimes a person is know n for one sin he or she committed.  Match each person with the

sin he or she committed. 

1.              Peter

2.              Diotrephes

3.              Saul

4.              Saul(Paul)

5.              Cain

6.              Ananias

7.              David

8.              Noah

9.              Abram (Abraham)

10.            Woman and her husband (Adam & Eve)

a.     Took another man’s wife, 2 Samuel 12:9

b.     Lied about his wife, Genesis 12:18-19

c.     Persecuted Christians, Acts 9:1

d.     Are forbidden fruit, Genesis 3:6

e.     Denied Jesus, Luke 22:55-60

f.     Murdered his brother, Genesis 4:8

g.     Had to much pride, 3 John 9-10

h.     Lied to the Holy Spirit, Acts 5:3

i.     Took spoils, 1 Samuel 15”9

j.     Got drunk, Genesis 9:20-21 

JANUARY Memory Verses 

No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you John 14:18 

When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue them and  honor them. Psalms 91:15 

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and in his good time he will honor you. 1 Peter 5:6 

JANUARY Inspiring Verses 

... “Praise the name of God forever and ever, for he alone has all wisdom and power.

Daniel 2:20 

My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim that you have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus

Christ if you favor some people more than others?

James 2:1 

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger.

Proverbs 15:1 

That is why we can say with confidence," The Lord is my helper, so I will not be afraid. What  can mere mortals do to me?

Hebrews 13:6 

. . . “My gracious favor is all you need. My power works best in your weakness.”

2 Corinthians 12:9 

Turn away from evil and do good. Work hard at living in peace with others.

Psalms 34:14 

God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human  heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 

Now all of you together are Christ’s body, and each one of you is a separate and necessary  part of it

1 Corinthians 12:27 

(These verses came from New Living Translation)

JANUARY Words for Thought 

He who put God first will have joy; that lasts. 

A change in behavior begins with change in the heart. 

Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. 

To keep from denying Christ, You must rely on Christ! 

To make the most of your life, make God’s goals your goals. 

You please God when your walk matches your talk. 

To find joy at Christmas, look at Jesus. 

To get into heaven, it who you know that counts. 

God’s grace is always sufficient. 

God blesses us so that we will bless others. 

No service for Christ is insignificant. 

You can quickly lose interest in worship if you have nothing invested. 

You’re headed in the right direction if you’re walking with Christ.

Read the Bible in a Year

“A great way to start the New Year out!”

"Opening your Bible can be a real eye-opener."

January 00:  Genesis 1-50, Job 1-42, Exodus 1-13

JANUARY Poem 

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 

With smiling faces and hearts full of cheer

  Let's enter into a grace-filled year-

Four precious seasons that promise to bring

  Chances to love God, our Father the King,

Twelve glorious months to serve mankind's needs,

  Fifty-two weeks to do loving deeds,

Hundreds of fresh days our lives to fulfill

  By doing with love God's unerring will.

So, enter with joy for rich blessings are there,

  Enter as a child in God's royal care,

Enter with great love for "Love casts our fear,"

  Enter expecting a good year is here.

Then trade time wisely for graces that last,

Moments are fleeting a year is soon past. 

Sr. M.G. Brunke


FEBRUARY 

Table of Contents 

Devotion

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Inspiring Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Poem

 

Devotion 

Prayer Principles 

  When we make request of God, we need to ask within God’s will, with the right attitudes, and according to guidelines God gives us in His Word.  We must pray with clean hearts, not only receiving God’s forgiving others.

  Jesus tell us to ask in His name (John 14:14).  Asking in His name is not a ritual, however, that produces magical results.  We should pray while abiding in Christ (John 15:7).  Abiding in Christ involves keeping His commandments and taking His Word seriously.

  God wants us to pray in humility, recognizing our need of God and submitting ourselves to Him (Luke 18:9-14).  We need to be sure our petition is in line with God’s will rather tan motivated by selfish desires.

  We must also pray in faith, Without doubt in our hearts (Matt. 21:21-22).  The prayer of faith recognizes God’s authority and power.  God also wants us to persevere in prayer.  Jesus

instructed us to keep on asking, seek, and knocking (Matt. 7:7-8, Luke 11: 5-10).   

John 14:14 Yes, ask anything in my name, and I will do it!

John 15:7  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Luke 18:9-14  But if you stay joined to me and my words remain in you, you may ask any  request you like, and it will be granted!

Matthew 21:21-22   Then Jesus told them, “I assure you, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, ‘May God lift you up and throw you into the sea,’ and it will happen. 22  If you believe, you will receive  whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Matthew 7:7-8  7 _ "Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. 8For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks.

Luke 11:5-10  5Then, teaching them more about prayer, he used this illustration: “Suppose  you went to a friend’s house at midnight, wanting to borrow three loaves of bread. You  would say to him, 6‘A friend of mine has just arrived for a visit, and I have nothing for him to eat.’ 7He would call out from his bedroom, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is locked for the night, and we are all in bed. I can’t help you this time.’ 8 _ But I tell you this—though he won’t do it  as a friend, if you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you what you want so his reputation won’t be damaged. 9“And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. 10For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks.

FEBRUARY Bible Questions 

They Pray 

Sometimes when people pray, God makes miraculous things happen.  Match each person with the miraculous happening because of prayer. 

1.      Abraham (Gen. 18:23-33)

2.      Hezekiah (2 Kings 19:14-35)

3.      Elijah (1 Kings 18:36-38)

4.      Elisha (2 Kings 4:32-37

5.      Daniel (Dan. 2:17-19)

6.      Jesus (John 11:41-44)

7.      Thief on cross (Luke 23:42-43)

8.      Paul and Silas (Acts 16:25-26)

9.      Peter (Acts 9:40-41)

10. Moses (Num. 11:1-2)

11. Jonah (Jonah 2:1-10)

A.     Dorcas was raised

B.     Delivered out of a fish

C.    He and his friends were saved

D.    Fire consumed altar

E.     Fire quenched

F.     Lazarus raised

G.    Jail opened by earthquake

H.     Paradise assured

I.         Shunammite woman’s son was raised

J.      Lot spared from Sodom

K.     Sennacherib’s army destroyed 

FEBRUARY Memory Verses 

Be glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in trouble, and always be prayerful.

Romans 12:12 

Commit everything you do to the Lord .  Trust him, and he will help you.

Psalms 37:5 

. . . I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved.

John 10:9 

FEBRUARY Inspiring Verses 

We are confident of all this because of our great trust in God through Christ.

2 Corinthians 3:4 

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen  you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

Isaiah 41:10 

Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.

Psalms 34:5 

. . . “Don’t be afraid. Just trust me.”

Mark 5:36 

How we thank God, who gives us victory over sin and death through Jesus Christ our Lord!

I Corinthians 15:57 

(These verses came from New Living Translation)

FEBRUARY Words for Thought 

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.  Psalms 150:6 

If you can’t hear God speaking check the volume control of your conscience. 

We need one another to do what God waits us to do. 

God test our faith so that we may trust  His faithfulness. 

Its never too soon to turn back to God. 

God’s work of creating is done; our work of praising has just begun. 

The world crowns quick success, God crowns long-term faithfulness. 

Lets God’s word guides your conscience; let your conscience be your guide. 

Fear God and your will gave nothing else to fear. 

Read the Bible in a Year 

"Opening your Bible can be a real eye-opener." 

February:  Exodus 14-40, Leviticus 1-27, Numbers1-36, Deuteronomy 1-3 

FEBRUARY Poem 

 Prayers Are The Stairs To God 

Prayers are the stairs

We must climb every day,

If we would reach God

There is no other way,

For we learn to know God

When we meet Him in prayer

And ask Him to lighten

Our burden of care –

So start in the morning

And, though the way’s steep,

Climb ever upward

“til your eyes close in sleep-

for prayers are the stairs

that lead to the Lord,

\And to meet Him in prayer

Is the climber’s reward.

Helen Steiner Rice  


MARCH

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit  lead me forward  on a firm

footing.  Psalms 143:10   

Table of Contents 

Devotion

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Inspiring Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Poem

Devotion 

Our love for god is seen in our love for others!

Stay In The Sunshine!

 In his book The Best Is Yet To Be, Henry Durbanville told the story of a little girl in London who won a prize at a flower show. Her entry was grown in an old cracked teapot and had  been placed in the rear attic window of a rundown tenement house. When asked how she managed to raise such a lovely flower in such an unlikely environment, she said she moved it  around so it would always be in the sunlight.  

Durbanville then reminded his readers of Jesus’ words, “As the Father loved Me, I also have  loved you; abide in My love” (John 15:9). We learn from this that we too must keep ourselves  continually in the warmth of Christ’s love.

 We abide in Christ’s love when we show love to others. Jesus made this clear when He said,  “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love. . . . This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay  down one’s life for his friends” (vv.10,12-13).   

We feel the warmth of Christ’s love when we obey His commandment to love and serve others. 

 That’s the way to stay in the sunshine! –RWD 

FOR FURTHER STUDY

 What are some ways Jesus showed love?

 Mt. 5:1-2; 8:14-17; 15:32-39; 19:13-15; 27:33-35 

How can we show Christ’s love to others? 

Mt. 28:19-20; Gal. 5:13; 6:1-2; Col. 3:13

MARCH Bible Questions

Jesus Loved 

Love is a human emotion.  Everybody loves someone.  Match each person Jesus loved with the correct statement about that person. 

1.      Bartimaeus

2.      Lazarus

3.      Zacchaeus

4.      Mary

5.      John

6.      Martha

7.      Mary Magdalene

8.      Jairus

9.      Thomas

10. Peter

11. Judas Iscariot 

a.     A despised tax collector (Luke 19:1-8)

b.     A sister of Lazarus (John 11:1)

c.      A blind man (Mark 10:46)

d.     Jesus raised his daughter (Luke 8:41-56)

e.     A disciple hard to convince (John 20:27)

f.        Betrayed Jesus (Mark 14:10)

g.     Denied Jesus (Luke 22:34, 54-62

h.      A dead man (John 11: 1-44)

i.        The beloved disciple (John 19:26)

j.        His mother (Luke 2:5-7)

k.      A forgiven woman (John 21:1-16) 

MARCH Memory Verses

 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me

John 16:33 

. . . . “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.”

James 4:15 

And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

Matthew 8:5 (KJV)

 MARCH Inspiring Verses 

 “Look! Here I stand at the door and knock. If you hear me calling and open the door, . .

Revelation 3:20 

….  I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

John 10:10 (KJV) 

…. “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die like everyone else, will live again John 11:25 

… God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8 

(These verses are in New Living Translation)

MARCH Words for Thought

 Worldly pleasure is anything that crowds Christ out of your life. 

Christ was lifted up on the cross that we might be lifted out of our sins. 

The Gospel is contagious – SPREAD IT -! 

True worship acknowledges the true worship of God 

Only Christ the bread of life can satisfy our spiritual hunger. 

Happiness not only awaits us in Heaven – there’s joy in journey.

 The highest goal of learning is to know God. 

Praise to God comes naturally when you COUNT YOUR BLESSING. 

You can gain much knowledge on your own, but true wisdom comes only from God. 

God use our down time to build us up. 

A Christian’s life is the window through which others can see Jesus. 

To know that God sees us brings both conviction and comfort. 

Only Jesus the living water can satisfy our thrust for God.

 Read the Bible in a Year

 “Many books can inform, but only BIBLE can TRANSFORM!” 

March:  Deuteronomy 4-34, Joshua 1-24, Judges 1-21, Ruth 1-4, 1Samuel 1-20 

MARCH Poem 

With the Love of Jesus 

With the Sacred Love of Jesus

    We can walk throuth life, alone,

    And be happy with the blessings

    He can will to heart and home;

    We can live with joys and pleasures-

    At our labors and our play –

    With  His love as our companion

    And a compass to our ways;

    We can walk on roads of shadows

    Without fears or tempt of sin

     For his love can be our servant

    To be faithful unto Him

    And – in all of life’s disasters

    And our storms of fear and grief –

    We can have His strength and courage

    To bring comfort and relief.

    Never! Never will we suffer –

    As we do so much, today –

    If we have the love of Jesus

   To keep holy and obey 

    Michael Dubina     


APRIL         

For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV) 

Table of Contents 

Devotion

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Inspiring Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Poem

Devotion 

What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see.  Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)    

Faith  

If faith . . . is a sure persuasion of the truth of God which can neither lie nor deceive us and be neither vain nor false, those who have conceived the certainty surely expect likewise that God will accomplish his promises which according to their conviction, cannot but be true.  So that, in sum, hope is nothing else than the expectation of the things that faith has believed to be truly promised by God.  Thus faith believes God to be truthful:  Hope expects that that he will show his veracity at the opportune time.  Faith believes God to be our Father:  Hope expects that he will always act as such towards us.  Faith believes eternal life to be given to us:

  Hope expects that is shall at some time be revealed.  Faith is the foundation on which hope  rests:  Hope nourishes and maintains faith.  For, just as no one can expect and hope anything from God, except he who will have first believed his promises, so on the other hand, it is necessary that our feeble faith (lest it grow weary and fail) be sustained and kept by patients  hope and expectation.(Source: God’s Words of Life by John Calvin)  

APRIL Bible Questions  

God’s Assurance  

God gives assurance to the people He calls.  Match each person with the assurance God gave.  

1.      Jeremiah (Jer. 1:9)

2.      Paul (2 Cor. 12:9)

3.      Moses (Ex. 3:17)

4.      Noah (Gen. 9:9)

5.      Disciples (Matt. 14:27)

6.      Jacob (Gen. 31:13)

7.      Mary Magdalene and Mary (Matt 28:6)

8.      Ruler of the synagogue (Mark 5:36)

9.      Gideon (Judge 6:23)

10. Hagar (Gen. 21:18)  

a.      “ I am the God of Beth-el, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.”

b.      “Be not afraid, only believe.”

c.      “Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.”

d.      “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.”

e.      “My grace is sufficient for thee.”

f.        “He is not here: for he is risen, . . . .

g.      (When he had seen and angel) “Fear not: thou shalt not die.”

h.      “I have put my words in thy mouth.”

i.        “I establish my covenant with you.”

j.         “I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt . .  . unto a land flowing with milk and honey.”

APRIL Memory Verses  

We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in him. God is love, and all who  live in love live in God, and God lives in them 1 John 4:14

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that

promised) Hebrew 10:23 (KJV)  

What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see. Hebrew 11:1  

APRIL Inspiring Verses  

Happy indeed are those who’s God is the Lord. Psalms 144:15

I assure you, anyone who doesn’t have their kind of faith will never get into the Kingdom of God.” Mark 10:15  

And all who believe in God’s Son have eternal life. Those who don’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life, but the wrath of God remains upon them.” John 3:36  

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener John 15:1  

O Lord Almighty, happy are those who trust in you. Psalms 84:12  

Listen to the words of the wise; apply your heart to my instruction. Proverbs 22:17  

(These verses are in New Living Translation)

 APRIL Words for Thought

To be under Christ’s control is to have true freedom.

You can have tons of religion without one ounce of salvation.

Christ paid a debt He didn’t owe to cancel a debt we couldn’t pay.

God can bring showers of blessings out of storm of adversity.

We can trust our all-knowing God for the unknown future.

The will of God’s blessings will not run out.

 Read the Bible in a Year  

“Many books can inform, but only BIBLE can TRANSFORM!”  

April:  1 Samuel 21 - 31, 2 Samuel 1 - 24, Psalms 1- 60  

APRIL Poem    

faith  

We struggle to keep up the pace,

    Sometimes we wonder why.

Fear says we’ll never win the race,

    But faith tells us to try,  

There’s no one there to comfort us,

    We’re lost and all alone.

Fear drives us far away from God,

    But faith brings us back home.  

We need to place our trust in Him,

    Although we cannot see.

Our fears can bind us evermore,

    But faith will set us free.  

To walk in faith or run in fear . . .

    It’s up to us to choose the race,

    To run in fear will lose.

Karen Taylor

  “For we  walk by faith, not by sight.”  2 Cor. 5:7  


MAY

People need more than bread for their life; they must feed on every word of God.

Matthew 4:4 

Table of Contents 

Devotion

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Inspiring Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Poem

 

Devotion

“The Bible may be old but its TRUTH is always new!”  

You Can Study the Bible  

BIBLE STUDY

A Christian who doesn’t study his Bible is  like a traveler who doesn’t consult his map or a builder who neglects his blueprints.  The Bible is the Word of God: It’s the Lord Himself  speaking to us in written form.  It tells us how to be saved, gives us principles to live by, commands us, guides us, uplifts us, and puts us in direct contact with the truth.  It answers life’s basic questions, telling us where we came from, how we got where we are, what it all  means, and where we are going. It captures the heroic deeds of the men God used to make  Himself known, to lead His people, to establish His church and to reach the lost.  It tells us to the evil works of godless rulers, and records the faithful, inspiring deeds of men and women of great faith and courage! Its poetry lifts us to the loftiest heights; its parables open up rich kernels of truth; its epistles tell us how to live day by day.  And its prophecies transport us into the end times, revealing to us what lies ahead for believers, the Jews, and the unsaved.

In spite of this, for many Christians the Bible is virtually a closed book.  “If I could learn Greek  and Hebrew, I could study it,” I heard one woman say.  Another person was scared away because he didn’t have a college degree and was unfamiliar with big words.  Still another hought that only preachers have the right to try to figure out what the Bible means. But the Word of God belongs to everyone.  It’s not reserved for the seminary graduate or Bible college professor– it’s been given to us all.  Every Christian, regardless of his education and background, can study the Scriptures for himself and profit tremendously from it. You already have the four most important elements for Bible study:  a copy of Scriptures, a pen, a piece of paper, and your eyes. Yes, I’ll guarantee that if you’ll decide to invest some time and effort studying the Bible on your own, you’ll begin to grow, not only in your understanding of God's Word but also in you spiritual live.  As the words of this Book of books become alive in your heart, you’ll find important changes taking place in every aspect of your life.  You'll be more intolerant of sin and more patient with others.  You’ll take an important place in

your church.  And you’ll become part of the solution rather than part of the problem. Besides the four requirements I mentioned above, two others are absolutely essential for profitable Bible study.  First, you must be born again by believing in Christ, the living Savior.  Second, as a believer, you have the Holy Sprit, the spirit of truth living within your heart.  He indwells to guide you in understanding the Scriptures.

Credit for this article goes to—Richard  De Haan  

Mid the storms of doubt and unbelief we fear;

Stands a BOOK eternal that the world holds dear;

Thru the restless ages it remains the -----

Tis the book of GOD and the BIBLE is tis name! --Carr

MAY Bible Questions

Can You Find
16 Books of The Bible
In The Story Below?

I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible.
It was a lulu; kept people looking so hard for the facts and
for     others it was a revelation.  Some were in a jam especially since
the names of the books were not capitalized, but the truth
finally struck home to the numbers of readers.  To others it was a real job.
We want it to be a most fascinating few moments for you.  Yes, there will be
some real easy ones to spot.  Others may require judges to help them.  I
will quickly admit, it usually takes a minister to find one of them and
there will be loud lamentations when it is found.  A little lady says she
brews a cup of tea so she can concentrate better.  See how well you can
compete.  Relax now for there really are sixteen names of the books in the
Bible in this story
 

MAY Memory Verses

My help comes from the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth!

Psalms 121:2

. . . Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with your entire household.”

Acts 16:31  

He is so good! His faithful love endures forever!

2 Chronicles 7:3 

Inspiring Verses  

Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth!

Psalms 66:1  

God saved you by his special favor when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is

a gift from God. Ephesians 2:8  

Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was excellent in every way

Genesis 1:31 a    

Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequaled greatness!  

Psalms 150:2  

(These verses are in New Living Translation)  

MAY Words for Thought  

The more time we spend with Christ, the more we become like Christ.  

We have to face our sins before we can put them behind us.  

God gave you a message to share – don’t keep it to yourself.  

Salvation is free gift, but we must receive it.  

If you don’t hold your tongue, you may have to eat your words.  

Faith is simply taking God at his WORD!  

You will be able to trust the Bible when you have come to trust its author.  

To know lasting happiness we must get to know Jesus.  

Worry ends where faith begins.  

We live in the world, but we must let the world live in us.  

To become Christ like, fill your mind with Christ like thoughts.  

Read the Bible in a Year  

“Many books can inform, but only BIBLE can TRANSFORM!”  

May:  Psalms 61-150, 1 King 1-4  

MAY Poem

bible,  church and prayer 

When life becomes empty of friendships and joy,

  And you are disposed to despair

Reach out to the Lord for the comforts of love

  He offers in Bible and prayer:

And find a little time to spend, every day,

  In a church that is special to you

Where you can commune with the Spirit of God

  From a throne, on a wooden pew.

He knows of the heartaches you suffer to bear-

  When life becomes barren and old:

And He knows why you cry – alone and afraid –

  In a home that is empty and cold.

So, He offers you havens of peaceful content

  And the Grace of His comfort and care

In words of the Bible – and refuge of love –

  That is church to your every prayer

                                           Michael Dubina


JUNE

. . . "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it "Luke 11:28(NIV)  

Table of Contents 

Devotion

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Inspiring Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Poem 

Will of God by Juanita Pike  

 

Devotion

Obedience 

. . . Obey me and do everything I command you, and you will be my people, and I will be your  God Jeremiah 11:4(NIV)   Whosoever keeps the whole law yet offends at one point is guilty of all (see James 2:10).  He  is rightly subject to the whole penalty.  If he habitually disobeys God in one thing, then he  doesn’t obey him in anything, because obedience to God consists in and attitude of the heart.  It is willingness to obey God, to let him rule everything.  So if a person habitually disobeys God in one thing, his state of heart renders obedience in anything else impossible, because a

 person can’t in one area obey; God out of respect for this authority while in another area refuse obedience. Obedience to God is an obedient state of heart, preference for God’s authority and commandments over everything else.  If a person therefore appears to obey in some areas yet he knowingly disobeys in others, he is deceived.  He offends in one point, and this proves he is guilty of all; in others words, he doesn’t obey from the heart at all.  If a person refuses to obey God’s law, even a single duty, he has no true faith, and his outwardly  spiritual acts are loathsome.  

Credit for this devotion goes to Charles G. Finney 

Obedience from the heart is wanting to do what God tells you!”

JUNE Bible Questions

God Called

 When God calls people, they are usually at work.  Match each person with what he was doing when God called him. 

1.      Samuel, 1 Samuel 3:10

2.      David, 1 Samuel 16:11-13

3.      Paul, Acts 9:2-6

4.      Amos, Amos 7:14-15

5.      King Saul, 1 Samuel 9:17-20

6.      Matthew, Matthew 9:9

7.      James and John, Matthew 4:21

8.      Nehemiah, Nehemiah 1:1; 2:1

9.      Peter and Andrew, Matthew 4:18

10. Elisha, 1 Kings 19:19 

a.     Mending nets

b.     Serving the king

c.      Searching for lost animals

d.     Caring for sheep

e.     Herdsman and gatherer of sycamore fruit

f.        Journeying to persecute Christians

g.     Plowing oxen

h.      Collecting taxes

i.        Being a priest’s helper

j.        Fishing   

JUNE Memory Verses

When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble.    

Psalms 91:5

 . . . and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.

Matthew 6:33 

The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? 

 Psalms 27:1 (NIV) 

(These verses are in New Living Translation) 

JUNE Words for Thought  

Time to make friends is before you need them. 

Children are in good hanks when parents give them to the Lord. 

Our lives are god’s gift to us; what we do with them is our gift to God. 

Jesus may come any time so we must be ready all the time. 

To put any fears to rest put your faith in Christ. 

Christ is the only way to Heaven; all others road are detours to down. 

The Good news of Christ is too good to KEEP TO YOURSELF! 

Read the Bible in a Year  

“Many books can inform, but only BIBLE can TRANSFORM!” 

The Bible is God’s Word to us

  Still fresh through all the ages;

And if we read it we will find

 God’s wisdom in it pages  -  Sper

June:  Proverbs 1-31, Ecclesiates 1-12, Songs 1-8, 1 Kings 5-22, 2 Kings 1-29, Joel 1-3, Johan 1-4, Amos 1-9 

JUNE POEM

A Will I Must Obey 

The green, green grass of Summer

Has changed to shades of brown,

And the smiling faces of Autumn

Looks  like a circus clown. 

Crimson leaves and purple sunsets

Too soon will fade away,

For nature and the seasons

Know a will they must obey.  

Grass isn’t green forever,

And nothing gold can stay,

But Springtime follows Winter

When the snow melts away.  

The Word of God’s unchanging

Though seasons come and go,

Though the roses loses their petals’

And rivers cease their flow.  

Like the seasons, I keep changing;

There’s a Will I must obey,

And the Word of God shall guide me

On my journey all the way.  

Clay Harrison  -- “People are like grass that dies away;

                             their beauty fades as quickly as the beauty of wildflowers.

                                The grass withers, and the flowers fall away. 1 Peter 1:24  

sPECIAL dEVOTION

By Juanita Pike  

Will of God  

        How many times have we had trouble and our first thought was, " surely this is not the will of God". But we must remember God's Own is led by the Holy Spirit as the Father gives instructions. Our God is Sovereign and what we may think, could not be the Will of God, may very well be the perfect Will of God.  

Ask Moses, as he led Israel out of bondage and came face to face with the Red Sea. The army behind him and the sea ahead of him. Could this be the Will of God? Yes it was the perfect Will of God. Joseph sold into slavery, could this be the Will of God?  Read his story and we find out he was in the perfect Will of God.  Ask Job, even he questioned what was happening to him. But we see he was in the perfect Will of God. Ask Jesus, His flesh cried out " not my will but thine". The Divine part of  Jesus did not question the Father's Will, His flesh did. But we know He was in the Perfect Will of God. Then there was Paul. Time spent in prison, went hungry and so many other things, but we know he was in the Perfect Will of God. It was in those times he received many revelations from the Holy Spirit, that he gave to the Body of Christ.  This is only a few that was in the Perfect Will of God.

It is our valley experiences that we learn about the Divine Love, Mercy, Compassion, Grace and forgiveness of a Sovereign God. Along with patience, humbleness, courage and more. It is in the valley's, that sheep find food to live on and water to drink. Mountain top experiences only last a little while and never feed or water the soul.

So if you are walking through a valley, do not question if it be the Will of God. Take courage and bow to the One who loves you with an Everlasting Love. The valley experiences will not destroy us, but letting God Work His Perfect Will, will bring us closer to him.  

The next time we do not understand what is happening, may we turn to the Father and say  " Have your Perfect Will in my life".                            

THE SHELTER OF GOD'S WILL  

The Will of God will never take you, where the Grace of God cannot keep you, where the Arms of God cannot support you, where the Riches of God cannot supply your needs and where the Power of God cannot endow you.

The Will of God will never take you, where the Spirit of God cannot work through you, where the Wisdom of God cannot teach you, where the Army of God cannot protect you and where the Hands of God cannot mold you.

The will of God will never take you, where the Mercies of God cannot sustain you, where the Peace of God cannot calm your fears and where the Authority of God cannot  over rule for you, where the Comfort of God cannot dry your tears, where the Word of God cannot feed you.

To a Child of God everything happens for a purpose. We may not see the Wisdom of it, but Trust and keep your faith in the One who holds our life and soul in His Hand. He knows what is best for us all, no matter how deep or wide the trial. He will never allow us to be destroyed by it.

Juanita Pike
Anchor For Life Ministry
 


 JULY

For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:6

Table of Contents 

Devotion

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Inspiring Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Poem 

Faith by Juanita Pike  

 

devotion

Wisdom

Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. 6Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. 7Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

Proverbs 4:5-7 (NIV)

Wherein does true wisdom consist?  Were I to ask some of you, perhaps you would say, true wisdom consisted in adding house to house, and field to field, and calling lands after their own names; but this cannot be true wisdom; for riches often take to themselves wings, and fly away. 

Perhaps you place wisdom in the knowledge of books:  but learned men are not always wise.  To keep you therefore no longer in suspense, I will send you to a heathen to learn what true wisdom is:  “Know thyself,” was a saying of one of the wise men of Greece; this is certainly true wisdom, and this is that wisdom spoken of in {I Corinthians 1:30}, and which Jesus Christ is made to all elect sinners-they are made to know themselves, so as not think more highly of themselves than they ought to think.  Before, they were darkness; now, they are light in the Lord.  They now see that all their righteousness are but as filthy rags.  That there is no name given under heaven, whereby they can be saved, make to them wisdom.

Credit for this devotion goes to George Whitefield

JULY BIBLE QUESTIONS

Testing

The character and faith of people are often tested by circumstances over which the have no control.  Match the person tested with the item representing his circumstances.

      1.      Job (Job 1:8-12)

2.      Jesus (Matt. 4:1-3)

3.      Abraham (Gen. 22:1-2)

4.      Solomon  (1 Kings 10:1)

5.      Israelites (Mal. 3:10)

6.      Samson (Judge 16:9)

7.      Judah (Gen. 39:7)

8.      Ananias (Acts 5:1-3)

9.      Joseph (Gen. 39:7)

10. Noah (Gen. 6:13-14)

11. Achan (Josh. 7:20-21)  

A.    A woman

B.    Tithe

C.    Brother

D.    Spoils of war

E.    Money

F.     Potiphar’s wife

G.    Possessions, family, and body

H.    Son

I.        Bread

J.      And ark

K.    Question of Queen of Sheba

JULY Memory Verses

Your word is a lamp for my feet   and a light for my path.     

Proverbs 119:105 

Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

1 Corinthians 16:13(KJV) 

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:57(KJV)

(These verses are in New Living Translation) 

JULY Words for Thought  

In a world that “Couldn’t care less” Christians should care more!

You can never praise GOD to much. 

In a world that “Couldn’t care less” Christians should care more! 

You can never praise God too much! 

The value of one soul is measured by the price Jesus paid on the cross. 

The closer you are to God, the more you’ll have a heart for people mind. 

When we keep our mind on God, God gives us peace of mind. 

Trusting God turns problems into opportunities.

Read the Bible in a Year  

“The Bible: Read it, Believe it, Obey it!!

The Bible is God’s Word to us

  Still fresh through all the ages;

And if we read it we will find

 God’s wisdom in it pages  -  Sper

July:  2 Kings 15-19, Hosea 1-14, Isaiah 1-66, Micah 1-7, Nahum 1-3

JULY Poem

Let Go, Let God

I learned after so many failures

  and wrong decisions I made;

To let go and let God do the doing,

  but there was a price to be paid. 

My mind was filled with worries and fears

  and my health was beginning to fail.

I got to the lowest ebb in my life,

  like a sailboat without a sail. 

And then, at this point, I fell to my knees,

  “God, if You’re real, let me know.”

Then a wee , small voice in my spirit said –

  I’m waiting for you to go.”        

Helen Parker                     

Trust in the Lord  With all thy heart; and  lean not unto thine own understanding.  Proverbs 3:5   

Faith  

By Judith Pike 

How many times have we heard, " if you just had more Faith ". I asked the Holy Spirit how do we know we have enough Faith? Does Faith come in big and small portions? The Spirit of God said, " there is only one measure of Faith, that is, " Faith in God ". Jesus said in Matthew 13:31-32..faith the size of a mustard seed...That is the measure of " Faith in God " that grows as we grow spiritually. As we take God's Word into our spirit, our Faith increases.  Romans 10:17..faith comes by hearing [spiritual hearing].
    A young Convert has the measure of Faith that only knows there is a God. That Faith is just as great as the Faith of Saints who have preached, seen God work mighty works and have walked with Him many years. The years have increased the Faith of Older Saints, helps them believe for greater things. But the measure of Faith for young Converts and Older Saints is still, "Faith in God".
    WHAT IS FAITH IN GOD? Believing God is the Mighty Creator. Believing God's Word is His Voice to all humanity. And that He will bring to pass all He has promised, to Saints and Sinners. Believing God is a God of Divine Love for all His Creation. That He will also deal with His Creation in Mercy, Grace, Compassion, Forgiveness and Love, for Saints and Sinners. Believing He loved His Creation so much, He sent His Son Jesus, the final sacrifice for sin, to die on a cruel cross. Then raised Him from the dead and His Son Jesus " ever lives to make intercession " for all who come to Him. The Father honors His Son Jesus. If you want all Heaven to open it's doors and windows to you, just say the Name of Jesus in Worship.
    If this is all we know to believe, we know enough. Jesus said in Mark 4:40..how is it that you have no faith?.. They lacked the measure of Faith that says, " God is bigger than any storm ". So the next time you are having a hard time with your Faith, just remember if you have " Faith in God"
you have all the Faith you need. Answers to our prayers is not always " yes ". We can claim a promise but remember promises come with conditions. God is Sovereign, that means we must
" rightly divide the Word " 2 Timothy 2:15
    There are times God says " no ", it is not because we lack Faith. But in His will and way for our lives, the request may be " denied ". How many times have you turned down request from your children? Not because you was mean, but because you seen things they did not see. God sees us as His Family and we may request things that He sees is not good for us. His will and plan may be different. But if we have that measure of " Faith in God ", then we will accept His will.
    Remember, Our Father sees " miles down our road of life ", we only see " inches " down the road. Read the message " My Grace Is Sufficient " on the Anchor For Life web site. Go to index and under Comfort.    

                                            DOES JESUS CARE?
    Does Jesus care when my heart is pained to deeply to sing, as the burdens press and cares distress and the way grows weary and long? O, yes He cares, I KNOW HE CARES!! [that is all the Faith you need]
    Does Jesus care when my way is dark, with dread and fear? As the daylight fades into the deep night shades, does He care enough to be near? O, yes He cares, I KNOW HE CARES!! [ that is all the Faith you need ]            by  Frank Graeff & J. Lincoln Hall

Juanita Pike
Anchor For Life Ministry


AUGUST

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you grant and unsearchable things you do not know,” says the Lord.  Jer. 33:3(NIV)

Table of Contents 

Devotion

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Inspiring Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Poem 

 

devotion

Rejuvenated

Prayer strengthens my faith and rejuvenates my soul! 

For farmers, the time between the harvest and the nest planting is an important time of planning. Decisions about crops and soil are made.  In order to have a good harvest later, farmers rejuvenated the soil by putting back nutrients that have been used in growing the crops. 

My faith acts as soil in which my life is deeply rooted, and prayer rejuvenates my soul.  As I   continue to pray, I continue to strengthen my faith.  My harvest from my daily times of life-affirming prayer is spiritual awareness.  I am renewed in spirit, mind and body.  What a blessing my daily communion with God is, for it strengthens my faith and rejuvenates my soul. 

Credit for this devotion goes to Daily Word March 19, 2000

Have a blessed month. 

In Christ love,

Brother Gerald 

AUGUST Bible Questions

They Prayed

  Sometimes when people pray, God makes miraculous things happen.  Match each person with the miraculous happening because of prayer.  

1.       Abraham (Gen. 18:23-33)

2.       Hezekiah (2 Kings 19:14-35)

3.       Elijah (1 Kings 18:36-38)

4.       Elisha (2 Kings 4:32-37)

5.       Daniel (Dan. 2:17-19)     

6.       Jesus (John 11:41-44)

7.       Thief on cross (Luke 23:42-43)

8.       Paul and Silas (Acts 16:25-26)

9.       Peter (Acts 9:40-41)

10.  Moses (Num. 11:1-2)

11.  Jonah (Jonah 2:1-10)

a.  Dorcas was raised

b.  delivered out of fish

c.  he and his friends were saved.

d.  fire  consumed altar

e.  fire  quenched

f.   Lazarus raised

g.  jail opened by earthquake

h.  Paradise assured

I.      Shunammite woman’s son was raised

j.         Lot spared From Sodom

k.      Sennacherib’s army destroyed.

AUGUST Memory Verses

But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31 

If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me.

Jeremiah 29:13 

And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.  24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

John 16:23-24 (KJV)

(These verses are in New Living Translation) 

AUGUST Words for Thought  

To build a Godly life, let God be the architect and His word the blueprint.  

Because God is in control, we have nothing to fear.

No one is so good that he can save himself; no one is so bad that God cannot save him. 

The greatest joy on earth is to have the sure hope of heaven. 

True freedom is submission to Christ. 

Our words have the power to build up or to tear down. 

Instead of living for human acclaim … Do everything in Jesus name.

Read the Bible in a Year  

“The Bible: Read it, Believe it, Obey it!!

The Bible is God’s Word to us

  Still fresh through all the ages;

And if we read it we will find

 God’s wisdom in it pages  -  Sper

August:  2 Kings20-251, Zephaniah 1-3, Habakkuk 1-3, Obadiah, Jeremiah 1-52, Lamentations 1-5, 1 Chronicles 1-29, 2 Chronicles 1-3

AUGUST Poem

Prayer. .  .

Bless all that I may do today,

  Oh, may each little task

Be done to minister to those

  Who may a favor ask.

I pray my words convey intent

  Of Christian Charity,

And that my hands be busy with

  Appointed work for Thee.  

The smallest deed, done in Thy name

  May not men’s praises bring;

But kindnesses reach “little ones”

  To honor Christ, our King.

I seek that I may know Thy Will

  And trust to Thee this plea,

  That  in the hours of my day,

      They servant shall be.       

           Anna Lee Edwards McAlpin


SEPTEMBER

So now the Lord says, “Stop right where you are! Look for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!

Jeremiah 6:16 

Table of Contents 

Devotion

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Inspiring Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Poem 

God in Control by Juanita Pike  

devotion Values

For the word of the Lord holds true, and everything he does is worthy of our trust.

Psalms 33:4  

Walk through a museum and you will see all the orders of animals standing in their various places and exhibiting themselves with the utmost possible propriety.  Every creature, whether bird, beast or fish remains in the particular glass case allotted to it.  But we know that these are not the creatures, but only the outward semblances of them.   Yet in what do they differ? 

Certainly  in nothing, which you could readily see, for the well-stuffed animal is precisely like what the living animal would have been.  That eye of glass even appears to have more brightness in it than the natural eye of the creature itself.  But there is a secret inward something lacking, which, when it has once departed, you cannot restore.  So in the church of Christ, many professing believers are not living believers, but stuffed Christians.   They possess all the externals of religion, and every outward morality that you could desire.  They behave with great propriety, they keep their places, and there is no outward difference between them and the true believer, except upon the vital point, the life, which no power on earth can possibly confer 

Credit for this devotion goes to Charles H. Spurgeon  

I would be true, for there are those who trust me;

I would be pure, for there are those who care:

I would be strong, for there is much to suffer;

I would be brave, for there is much to dare.  --Walter  

Have a blessed month. 

In Christ love,

Brother Gerald 

SEPTEMBER Bible Questions

Hymns  

Some of the greatest hymns of the church are based on verses of  Scripture.  Can you match the author and the hymn and identify the passage? 

1.      God  the Lord, a King Remaineth

2.      Hark, the Herald Angels sing

3.      A  Mighty Fortess  Is Our God

4.      Lead Kindly Light

5.      Jesus Savior, Pilot Me

6.      O God, Our Help in Ages Past

7.      Ride on, Ride on in Majesty

8.      In the Cross of Christ I Glory

9.      Breathe on Me, Breath of God

10. O  Little Town of Bethlehem  

A.    Martin Luther

B.    John Bowring

C.    Edward Hopper

D.    Edwin Hatch

E.    Isaac Watts

F.     Henry Milman

G.    John Wesley

H.    Phillips Brooks

I.        John Henry Newman

                 J.  John Keble

SEPTEMBER MEMORY VERSES

1        The Lord is my shepherd;

I have everything I need.

2      He lets me rest in green meadows;

he leads me beside peaceful streams.

3           He renews my strength.

      He guides me along right paths,

bringing honor to his name.

4      Even when I walk

through the dark valley of death,

      I will not be afraid,

for you are close beside me.

      Your rod and your staff

protect and comfort me.

5      You prepare a feast for me

in the presence of my enemies.

      You welcome me as a guest,

anointing my head with oil.

My cup overflows with blessings.

6     Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me

all the days of my life,

      and I will live in the house of the Lord

forever.  Psalms 23

(These verses are in New Living Translation) 

SEPTEMBER Words for Thought    

Give credit where is due-give thanks to God

One who values God’s word will keep  his own.

Jesus may come at any time, so we must be ready all the time!!

When a person’s temper gets the best of him reveals the worst of him.

After accepting Christ’s invitation to come, we must obey His commission to go.

Read the Bible in a Year  

“The Bible: Read it, Believe it, Obey it!!

The Bible is God’s Word to us

  Still fresh through all the ages;

And if we read it we will find

 God’s wisdom in it pages  -  Sper

September:2 Chronicles 4 – 36, Ezekiel 1 – 48, Daniel 1 – 12, Esther 1 - 3

SEPTEMBER Poem

Great is God’s Mercy

Great and merciful is our Lord,

            A gracious God is He;

His mercies are new every morning,

            They’re there for you and me.

So often we fail our Saviour

            As onward through life we go

But if we will ask Him for mercy,

            Mercy to us He’ll show.  

God says He is rich in mercy

            And mercy so oft’ we need.

Toward each and all those

            Who fear Him.  

His mercy is great, indeed.

            ‘Twas according to His mercy

He saved us, made us new;

            Since merciful is our Father,

May we be merciful, too.

Loise Pinkerton Fritz     

Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Luke 6:36 (KJV)                      

God in Control

By Judith Pike  

                       God in Control : I am God .Today I will be handling all your problems . Please remember I do not need your help . If the devil happens to deliver a problem you cannot handle , do not attempt to resolve it . Kindly put it in the SFJTD box [Something For Jesus To Do] . Once the matter is placed in the box , do not hold on or remove it . Holding on or removal will only delay the answer . If it is a problem that you think you can solve , please consult with Me in prayer . To be sure it is the proper resolution . Because I do not sleep , nor slumber , there is no need for you to lose sleep . REST MY CHILD!!!  If you need to contact Me , I am only a Prayer away!!! God's Way : When times seem bad and clouds are gray . A window in Heaven will open and there will be a way . All we have to do to have the window open is call upon the Name of Jesus!!! The father opens all Heaven at His Son's Name!!!
Juanita Pike
Anchor For Life Ministry


OCTOBER

You are the light of the world. . .  . Matthew 5:14  

Table of Contents 

Devotion

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Inspiring Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Poem 

DEVOTION 

LOVING GOD

I love you, Lord; you are my strength.  The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the strength of my salvation, and my stronghold.  Psalms 18:1-2 

Let us all love with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our mind, with all our strength and fortitude, with all our understanding and with all our powers, with our whole might and whole affection, with our innermost parts, our whole desires, and wills, the Lord God, who has given and gives to us all, the whole body, the whole soul, and our life; who has created and redeemed us, and by his mercy alone will save us; who has done and does all good to us, miserable and wretched, vile, unclean, ungrateful, and evil. 

Let us therefore desire nothing else, wish for nothing else, and let nothing please and delight us except our Creator and Redeemer, and Saviour, the only true God, who is full of good, who alone is good, merciful and kind, gentle and sweet, who alone is holy, just, true, and upright, who alone is benign, pure, and clean, from whom, and through whom, and in whom is all mercy, all grace, all glory all penitents and of the just, and of all the blessed rejoicing in heaven.  Let nothing therefore hinder us, let nothing separate us, let nothing come between us.           St. Francis of Assisi 

Have a blessed month. 

In Christ love,

Brother Gerald 

OCTOBER Bible Questions

People Jesus Helped

Everywhere Jesus went he found people with needs, and he responded in a helping way.  Match the need with the appropriate scripture reference. 

1.      The hungry

2.      The thirsty

3.      The naked

4.      The sick

5.      The prisoner

6.      The blind

7.      The thief

8.      The dead

9.      The bereaved

10. The lost 

A.    John 22:43-44

B.    John 3:1-3

C.    Mark 1:34

D.    Mark 10:51-52

E.    Luke 9:13-17

F.     Luke 8:27, 35

G.    John 11:21-27

H.    Luke 23:39-43

I.        John 4:10

J.      Matthew 11:2-4  

OCTOBER MEMORY VERSES

… “I am the way, the truth, and the life.

John 14:6 

For He loves us with unfailing love; the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.

Psalms 117:2 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.

Proverbs 3:5

(These verses are in New Living Translation) 

OCTOBER Words for Thought    

Keep your eyes on the Lord; He never take His eyes off you. 

When you open your Bible, ask the creator to open your heart. 

To find Salvation you must admit you are lost!!  

To walk in peace keep in steps with Jesus. 

To make the most of you time take time to pray!!

Read the Bible in a Year  

“The Bible: Read it, Believe it, Obey it!!

The Bible is God’s Word to us

  Still fresh through all the ages;

And if we read it we will find

 God’s wisdom in it pages  -  Sper

October:  Esther 4 -10, Ezra 1 - 10, Haggai 1 - 2, Zechariah 1 - 14, Nehemiah 1 - 13, Malachi 1 - 4, Matthew 1 - 28, Mark 1 - 16, & Luke 1 - 13

OCTOBER Poem

God’s Love

God’s love is ever boundless.

It spans a world-wide chart;

Yet reaches down to you and me

And dwells within our heart.  

God’s love is ever faithful,

Steadfast through every day.

A love that never will forsake –

He’ll be with us always.  

God’s love is never-changing.

He’s every day the same.

He loves us now.  He always will.

Oh, glory to His Name!  

God’s  love is never-ending,

Last through eternity.

Forever and forevermore

His love for us shall be! 

  Beverly J. Anderson     


NOVEMBER

You are the light of the world. . .  .

Matthew 5:14  

Table of Contents 

Devotion

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Inspiring Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Poem 

There Will Always Be God  by Juanita Pike

 

 DEVOTION 

THANKFULNESS

Come, everyone, and clap your hands for joy!  Shout to God with joyful praise!

Psalms 47:1   

It is easy to sing when we can read the notes by daylight; but he is skillful who sings when there is not a ray of light to read by, who sings from his heart.  No man can make a song in the night of himself: he may attempt it , but he will find that a song in the night must be divinely inspired.  Let all things go well, I can weave songs, fashioning them wherever I go out of the flowers that grow on my path; but put me in a desert, where no green things grows, and wherewith shall I frame a hymn of praise to God? 

No, it is not in man’s power to sing when al is adverse. . .Since our  Maker gives songs in the night, let us wait  on him for the music. . . .Let us not remain songless because affliction is upon us, but tune our lips to the melody of thanksgiving.     Charles H Spurgeon 

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!

His faithful love endures forever.

2     Give thanks to the God of gods.

His faithful love endures forever.

3     Give thanks to the Lord of lords.

His faithful love endures forever.

Psalms 136:1-3

Have a blessed month. 

In Christ love,

Brother Gerald 

NOVEMBER Bible Questions

God’s Methods

 God handles problems in miraculous ways.  Match what God did with, how He did it.

1.     Parted waters of Red Sea (Ex. 14:21)

2.     Move stone at Jesus’ tomb (Matt. 28:2)

      3.     Took Elijah to heaven (2 Kings 2:1)

      4.     Spoke to Moses (Ex. 3:4)

      5.     Fed Israelites (Ex. 16:15

      6.     Changed Peter (Acts 11:5-12)

      7.     Created Eve (Gen 1:1-3)

      8.     Created Earth (Gen. 1:13)

      9.     Destroyed world (Gen. 7::23)

    10. Saved Jonah physically (Jonah 1:17)

    11. Destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. 19:24)

a.      Burning bush

b.      Fire and Brimestone

c.      A flood

d.      A great fish

e.      Rib of a man

f.        Wind

g.      Sheet from heaven

h.      Angel

i.        His Word

j.         Manna from heaven

k.      Whirlwind .

NOVEMBER Memory Verses

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High.

Psalms 92:1 

But I am trusting you, O Lord, saying, “You are my God!”

Psalms 31:14    

. . . we keep on praying for you, that our God will make you worthy of the life to which he called you. And we pray that God, by his power, will fulfill all your good intentions and faithful deeds.  

2 Thessalonians 1:11

(These verses are in New Living Translation) 

NOVEMBER Words for Thought    

Our greatest riches we have in Christ! 

God works through us to meet the needs of those around us. 

No one is hopeless who knows the GOD OF HOPE! 

To love sinners is to be like Jesus 

You can never go wrong when you choose to followed Christ. 

Before you turn out the light turn to light of God’s Word.

Read the Bible in a Year  

“The Bible is the Best TV Guide! 

The Bible is God’s Word to us

  Still fresh through all the ages;

And if we read it we will find

 God’s wisdom in it pages  -  Sper 

November:  Luke 14-24, John 1-21, Acts 1-20:2, James 1-5, Galatians 1-6, 1 Thessalonians 1-5, 2 Thessalonians 1-3, 1 Corinthians 1-16, 2 Corinthians 1-13, Romans 1-4  

NOVEMBER Poem

I THANK HIM

I thank Him for the morning light

That takes away the gloom,

For ev’ry breeze that cools the day,

And all the flowers that bloom.        

For ev’ry friendship I have made,

For a love that I have shared,

For ev’ry kindness shown to me

That proved that someone cared. 

My heart is filled with gratefulness

And I daily give Him praise

For all the blessings he bestows

In so many different ways. 

                                  Rachel Hartnett                 

There Will Always Be God  

By Juanita Pike

        They cannot shell His Temple or dynamite His Throne. They cannot bomb His city or rob Him of His Own. They cannot take Him captive or strike Him deaf or blind. Cannot starve Him to surrender or make Him change His mind. They cannot cause Him to panic, nor cut off His supplies.  They cannot take His Kingdom, nor hurt Him with their lies. Though the world be shattered, His Truth remains the same. Hid Righteous Laws still stand and Father is still His Name. Though we face war and struggle and feel their "darts" against us, we know above all the confusion; there will always be Our God. That is why I Love and Trust Him. It is the fool who says there is no Living God, Psalms 14: 1.   Read Psalms 104: 1 - 6 Psalms 103 Isaiah 40: 12 - 14.                                        

 Juanita Pike
 Anchor For Life Ministry
    
   


DECEMBER .  

Table of Contents 

Devotion

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Inspiring Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Poem 

 

 DEVOTION 

THE EVERLASTING GOD!

    We worship the everlasting God, yet we cannot even truly fathom what eternity is.  We realize that God existed before time began.  How does this affect our confidence in His promise.  

    God’s artistry formed the landscape of eternity.   His everlasting covenants, His promises fulfilled and beginning fulfilled, mark the course of His relationship with mankind, beginning with the rainbow in Genesis 9:16-17.  His eternal gifts to His children include joy (Isaiah 35:10), love (Jeremiah 31:3), mercy, and righteousness (Psalms 103:17).  God is our never-ending strength(Isaiah 40:28-31) and our inextinguishable light(Isaiah 60:19-20).  God’s rule is complete.  He reigns without the possibility of defeat (Daniel 7:27).  Furthermore, God has designed and eternal dwelling place for us with Him(John 14:3).   Before and throughout human history God has been acting in our behalf, accomplishing His redemptive purposes.  A God so can be trusted to keep his promises today.  

Credit for this article goes to  Open Windows, Thursday, November 2, 2000. 

When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth.” 17Then God said to Noah, “Yes, this is the sign of my covenant with all the creatures of the earth.”

Genesis 9:16-17

Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return to Jerusalem, singing songs of everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be overcome with joy and gladness.

Isaiah 35:10

Long ago the Lord said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.

Jeremiah 31:3

But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear him.

Psalms 103:17

28Have you never heard or understood? Don’t you know that the Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth? He never grows faint or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. 29 _ He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers strength to the weak. 30Even youths will become exhausted, and young men will give up. 31 _ But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:28-31

“No longer will you need the sun or moon to give you light, for the Lord your God will be your everlasting light, and he will be your glory. 20The sun will never set; the moon will not go down. For the Lord will be your everlasting light. Your days of mourning will come to an end.

Isaiah 60:19-20

Then the sovereignty, power, and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be given to the holy people of the Most High. They will rule forever, and all rulers will serve and obey them.”

Daniel 7:27

When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.

John 14:3

dECEMBER Bible Questions

Jesus’ Miracles

Match each miracle Jesus performed with the person for whom the miracle was performed.  

  1. A nobleman, John 4:46-53

  2. A multitude of people,  Matthew 15:34-36

  3. Jairus, Mark 5:22-41

  4. Bartimaeus, Mark 10:46-52

  5. High priest’s servant, Luke 22:-50-51

  6. Peter, Matthew 14:29

  7. Widow of Nain, Luke 7:11-16

  8. Mary and Martha, John 2:1-10

  9. A bridegroom, John 2:1-10

  10. Peter’s mother-in-law, Mark 1:30-31

    1. Son raised from the dead

    2. Water be came wine

    3. Son  healed

    4. Brother raised from dead

    5. Fed with seven loaves and a few fish

    6. Received sight

    7. Fever healed

    8. Walked on water

    9. Daughter raised from dead

    10. Ear restored

DECEMBER Memory Verses

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High.

Psalms 92:1

 

But I am trusting you, O Lord, saying, “You are my God!”

Psalms 31:14  

. . . we keep on praying for you, that our God will make you worthy of the life to which he called you. And we pray that God, by his power, will fulfill all your good intentions and faithful deeds.

2 Thessalonians 1:11

(These verses are in New Living Translation) 

DECEMBER Words for Thought    

Jesus was born to die, so we could be born again  

Faith in Christ is not just a one-time choice but a lifetime challenge. 

In world full of bad new, our hope is the GOOD NEWS OF JESUS! 

You can depend on the Lord. Can the Lord depend on you? 

Christ is coming-Perhaps today. 

When offer ourselves for Christ service because he offered himself for our sins. 

No burden is too heavy for GOD’S ALMIGHTY ARMS.

Read the Bible in a Year  

“The Bible is the Best TV Guide! 

The Bible is God’s Word to us

  Still fresh through all the ages;

And if we read it we will find

 God’s wisdom in it pages  -  Sper   

"Opening your Bible can be a real eye-opener."

December 00 read:  Romans 5-16, Acts 20:3-28, Ephesians 1-6, Philippians 1-4, Colossians 1-4, Colossians 1-4, Hebrews 1-13, Philemon, 1 Peter 1-5, 2 Peter 1-3, 1 Timothy 1-6, 2 Timothy 1-4, Titus 1-3, 1 John 1-5, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation 1-22  Genesis 1-50, Job 1-42, Exodus 1-13

DECEMBER Poem

The Tree  

It’s time to cut the Christmas tree,

  The day will soon be here

When friends will join in merrily

  In feasting and good cheer.

With dad into the woods we’ll go

  Hopefully to find

That special tree before the snow

  Shall make us change our mind.  

It must not be too large, or small,

  Too massive or too thin,

But one to fit the entrance hall

  To greet those coming in.

To celebrate the meaning of

  Christmas and to see

The gift created with God’s love.

  A handsome Christmas tree.

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