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GOD's W.I.T. 2002 Issues God's Words Is Truth
 

January 

So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.  

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Table of Contents:

Devotion (Encouragement)

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Poem

 

DEVOTION

ENCOURAGEMENT

The wells of the Lord are found where most I need them.  The Lord of the ways knows the pilgrim life, and the wells have been unsealed just where the soul is prone to become dray and faint, At the foot of the hill difficulty was found a spring! 

Sometimes I am foolish, and in my need I assume that the well is far away.  I know a farmer who for a generation had carried every pail of water from a distant well to meet the needs of his homestead.  One day he sunk a shaft by his own house door, and to his great joy he found that the water was waiting at his own gate!  My soul, thy well is near, even here!  Go not in search of him!  Thy pilgrimage is ended; the waters are a they feet! 

But I must  draw the water out of the wells of salvation.   The hand of faith must lift the gracious gift to the parched lips, and so refresh the panting soul.   I will take the cup of salvation.   Stretch out thy  lame hand of faith,  and take the holy, hollowed energy offered by the Lord. 

J.H. Jowet

 Have a blessed month. 

In Christ love,

Brother Gerald   

Bible Questions   

For Your Comfort 

God ministers to us in our deepest hurts and hardest trials.  Isaiah heard it:  comfort ye, comfort ye, my people, saith  your  God ' ( Isa. 40:1 KJV). Can you supply the missing word(s) in these verses that speak so eloquently of God  comfort? 

1.       Blessed are they that  ___________, for they shall be comforted. 

2.       Thy ___________ and thy ________, they comfort me. 

3.       Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O ________: for the Lord hath comforted his people . . . 

4.       For the Lord shall comfort _________: he will comfort all her waste places 

5.       As one whom His _________ comforts, so will I comfort you . . . 

6.      (Jesus) said,  Daughter, be of good comfort; thy  _________ hath made thee whole. 

7.       So the church . . . was built up; and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the _______ it was multiplied. 

8.       Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of  _________and God of all comfort 

9.       But God, who comfort the _________, comforted us by the coming of Titus.    

JANUARY Memory Verses 

An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.

Proverbs 12:25 (NIV) 

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Proverbs 16:24  (NIV) 

17 . . . will be with the Lord forever. 18Therefore encourage each other with these words.

1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 (NIV)

(These verses are in New Living Translation) 

JANUARY Words for Thought     

A world without Christ would be a world without hope. 

The best way to know God  will is to say,  I will  to God. 

What sin has twisted God  grace can straighten. 

God made his home with us, that we might make our home with God. 

Joy comes from the Lord who lives with us, not from what  happening around us. 

Obedience to God flows freely from a heart of love.

JANUARY Read the Bible in a Year

Study the Bible to be wise, believes it to be safe, practice it to be Holy, The Bible is answer book! 

 January 2002:  Genesis 1-50, Job 1-42, Exodus 1-13

JANUARY Poem 

Comfort 

When a problem overwhelms you

And you cannot see your way,

Find a quiet place to listen . . .

Hear what Jesus has to say.

There are times we overlook Him  

Times when we forget He  here,

But He never will forsake us

For He holds us all most dear.

Every single bit of worry,

Every single bit of grief,

If unburdened to our Saviour

Will be blessed with sweet relief. 

Marian Ford Park

 

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February

Be kindly affection one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another!

Romans 12:10 (KJV)

Table of Contents 

Devotion (Compassion)

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Facts from the Bible

Poem

 

Devotion 

Compassion

The combination of great power and great restraint is well-know in civilized life and in the laws of nature.  The fire that warms the room when properly regulated, will, if abused, reduce the proudest palaces to ashes.  The river, which softens and refreshes the landscape, if allowed to escape its bands, can devastate the most fruitful fields. 

In pointing out the terribleness of God, I do not appeal to fear . . . We do not say,  Be good, or God will crush you.   That is not virtue, that is not liberty - - it is vice put on its good behavior.  It is iniquity with a sword suspended or its head. 

The great truth to be learned is that all the terribleness of God is the good man  security.  When the good man sees God wasting the mountains and the hills and drying up the rivers, he does no say  I must worship him or he will destroy me.   He says,  The beneficent side of that power is all mine.  Because of that power I and safe.  The very lightning is my guardian, and in the whirlwind I hear a pledge of benediction.  Joseph Parker 

Have a blessed month. 

In Christ love,

Brother Gerald 

Bible Questions 

Friends of Jesus 

Fill in the blanks with the names of some of Jesus ' friends. 

1.       ญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญ_____________, ________________, And   ญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญ____________ were the witnesses at both the transfiguration, Mathew 17:1-13, and the prayer at Gethsemane, Matthew 26:36-46.

2.       ___________ Sat at Jesus  feet and listened to Him, Luke 10:39.

3.       Jesus raised _________ from the dead, John 11:41-44.

4.        _________ Expressed her belief in Jesus, John 11:24-27.

5.       _________ help bury Jesus, John 19:39-40.

6.       The tomb Jesus was buried in belonged to ________, Mathew 27:57-60.

7.        _________ pointed his followers to Jesus, John 3:25-26.

8.       Jesus befriended _________, Luke 19:5

9.       _________ spoke to Jesus in the garden, thinking him to be the gardener, John 20:15

10.   Jesus share a meal friends at the home of _________, Matthew 26:6.

 

February Memory Verses 

When darkness overtakes the godly, light will come bursting in. They areยฃ generous, compassionate, and righteous.

Psalms 112:4 

. . . be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:32 

. . . the Lord  plan finally ended in good, for he is full of tenderness  

James 5:11 

(These verses are in New Living Translation) 

February Words for Thought 

Meet God in morning if you want to walk with Him through the day. 

Christians must live in the world, but not let the world live in them. 

If you walk with God  today, you can be confident about tomorrow. 

When we have nothing left but God, we 'll find that God is enough. 

                                                       

Read the Bible in a Year  

Study the Bible to be wise, believes it to be safe, practice it to be Holy, The Bible is answer book! 

February 2002:  Exodus 14-40, Leviticus 1-27, Numbers !-36 Deuteronomy 1-3 

Facts from the Bible 

WHY IS THE BIBLE CALLED  The Bible ? 

The word comes from the Greek  Byblos , the name of the city in Phoenicia which produced papyrus, the first paper, for the Greeks. 

The work  biblia  was then coined to describe little books, and since the Scriptures are essentially that  - a collection of little books - the word Bible was used to describe them. 

February Poem 

Live Each Day for God 

Don't fret about tomorrow

Or live in yesterday.

Concern yourself with current things

And do your best today.

 

Tomorrow lies beyond the stars,

Beyond the sleeping sun,

And yesterday lies in the past

And cannot be undone.

 

Live life in the present tense

And wisely spend your time,

For time is such a precious things

You dare not waste a dime.

 

Set your sights on a worthy goal

And choose the path you 'll trod.

Your tomorrows will be brighter

When you live each day for God. 

Clay  Harrison 

Seek ye first the kingdom of God . . .

                                        Matthew 6:33

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March

 This  foolish  plan of God is far wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God  weakness is far stronger than the greatest of human strength.    1Corinthians 1:25 

Table of Contents 

Devotion (Weakness)

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Facts from the Bible

Poem

 

Devotion 

Weakness

I distinctly remember the day when I left home to face lived, amid its crowned ways, for my self.  My father, whose philosophy was certainly that of the Hebrew wisdom, gave me (Proverbs 3:5-6) as providing complete guide to life.  All such failure, such turnings aside, such wanderings, have resulted from leaning to one  own understanding.  The measure in which I have trusted Jehovah, and acknowledged him, has been measure of walking in the paths of real life.  Doubt of God, pride of intellect, and independence in volition, these are the things which blight and blast.  Paths chosen for us by God all lead onward and upward, even when they seem to us to turn about in inextricable confusion, and to move downward to the valleys of humiliation and suffering.  He is the SLL-WISE, and to him, wisdom is the way by which love gains his victory 

Have a blessed month. 

In Christ love,

Brother Gerald

Bible Questions 

Temptations

Facing temptations is common to all people.  What action we take determines our charter.  Match the tempters with the proper target. 

1.   Devil (Luke 4:12-13)

2.      Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-9)

3.      Potiphar  wife (Gen. 39:7-8)

4.      God (Gen. 22:1-2)

5.      Delilah (Judge. 16:5)

6.      Prophets with lying spirit (2Chron 18:19-22)

7.      Peninnah (1Sam.12:2-6)

8.      Judas (Matt. 26:14-15

9.      Eve (Gen. 3:6-7)

10. Serpent (Gen. 3:4-6)

11. Princes of Babylon (2 Chron. 32:30-31)

12. Wives (1Kings 11:4) 

a.      Abraham

b.      Adams

c.      Chief Priests

d.      Eve

e.      Hezekiah

f.        Holy Spirit

g.      King Ahab

h.      Jesus

i.        Joseph

j.         Samson

k.      Solomon

l.         Hannah

March Memory Verses 

This  foolish  plan of God is far wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God  weakness is far stronger than the greatest of human strength.    1Corinthians 1:25

we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.  Romans 8:28 

Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you.  1 Chronicles 28:20

(These verses are in New Living Translation) 

march Words for Thought 

A thankful person enjoys a blessing twice-when it  received and when it  remembered. 

The more you think about God  goodness the less you 'll think about your worries. 

You can trust the Bible-God always keep His WORD! 

Godliness is true greatness. 

The only solid foundation for building a life is belief in GOD! 

Good hears more than words, He listens to the heart. 

You can't repent too soon, for you don't know how soon ii may be too late!                                                     

March Read the Bible in a Year  

Study the Bible to be wise, believes it to be safe, practice it to be Holy, The Bible is answer book! 

March 2002:  Deuteronomy 4-34, Joshua 1-21, Judges 1-21, Ruth 1-4, 1Samuel 1-20

Facts from the Bible 

What is the most frequently used name for Jesus?  

It is Son of Man, which appears  82 times in New Testament   81 times in the Gospels, and once in Acts (7:56)).

March Poem 

Great is God  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)

 

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April

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Timothy 3:16

 

Table of Contents: 

Devotion (Start Reading Your Bible)

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Facts from the Bible

Poem  

 

Anniversary  

Thank you to all that subscribes to  GOD's W.I.T.". This is my anniversary newsletter; it has been 5 years now since the Lord lay on my heart to put this newsletter out. It's growing from a handful of Subscribers to about 200 subscribers now. Thank you for your support in reading this newsletter. 

God Bless You, 

Gerald Klingelhoefer 

devotion

start reading your bible

I want to start my 5 year out by encouraging any body who haven't been reading their Bible daily start today; don't want another moment.  The Bible: the more your read it, the more you love it; the more you love it, the more your read it (From Daily Bread December 31, 2001).   

I read in the Daily Bread someone summarized 2 Timothy 3:16 by saying:   God  Word shows us which road to take (doctrine).  It tells us when we get off track (reproof) how to get back on (correction); and how to stay on (instruction in righteousness).  

God  Word is a precious gift. So let  read it through this coming year.  DCM 

The Bible is a lamp from God,

A sword of truth and light;

It searches heart and soul and mind,

And helps us know what  right.   Bosch 

So start today by setting a certain time of day to read the Bible; it will bless your heart. If you thinking about reading the Bible through in a year check out my website Read The Bible Online ;it has information on it to help you read your Bible in a year. 

Have a blessed month. 

In Christ love,

Brother Gerald

April Bible Questions 

Books

Though books as we know them did not exist in biblical times, books are mentioned in the Bible.  Fill in each blank with the person mentioned with a book. 

1.  ___________ found the book of the law in the Temple (2 Kings 22:8).

--------------------,the scribe, read the book of the law found in the Temple (2 Kings 22:9-10)

___________ tore his clothing when he read the book of the law found in the Temple (2 Kings 22:1,11).

___________ was commanded to eat the roll of a book (Ezek. 2:8-10).

___________ prayed to be blotted out of God  book in exchange for forgiveness for the Israelites (Ex. 32:32).

___________ opened the book of the law, began to read, and the people stood up (Neh. 8:3-5).

____________ the king could not sleep and called for the book of records of the Chronicles where he learned of Mordecai saving the king  life (Esther 6:1-3).

___________ wrote a book as Jeremiah dictated it to him (Jer. 45:1) o:p>

___________ received a book sent to him in a hand (Ezek. (9:28).

___________ was the book given to Jesus to read in the synagogue (Luke 4:17)

___________ sprinkled blood on the book of law after he had told the people every precept in the book (Heb. 9:19)

___________ was told to write what he  saw and send it to the seven churches (Rev. 1:9-11).

April Memory Verses 

Study this Book of the Law continually. Meditate on it day and night so you may be sure to obey all that is written in it   Joshua 1:8

.. .  words are what sustain me. They bring me great joy and are my heart  delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God Almighty   Jeremiah 15:15

They are a warning to those who hear them; there is great reward for those who obey them.  Psalms 19:11

(These verses are in New Living Translation) 

April Words for Thought 

No one is hopeless whose hope is in God  Word. 

You are never in the wrong place to serve God. 

Confession to God brings cleansing from God. 

God open the door of His wisdom to those who open their Bible.                                                      

Read the Bible in a Year  

Study the Bible to be wise, believes it to be safe, practice it to be Holy, The Bible is answer book! 

April 2002:  1Samuel 21-31, 2Samuel 1-24, Psalms 1- 60

Please stop and visited my web page    Read The Bible Online   it has been updated. 

Facts from the Bible   

Samples of Bible Sayings . . . 

 They that the sword shall perish with the sword.   Mathew 26:52 

 It is more blessed to give than to receive.  Acts 20:35 

 The powers that be   Romans 13:1 

 In the twinkling of an eye  1 Corinthians 15:52 

Poem 

God  Love 

How matchless is God 

Wondrous love.

It  higher than the

Sky above,

It  deeper than the deepest sea

And lasts through all eternity.  

No limitations has

God  love,

So full His storehouse

Up above.

God  love can span

A boundless chart,

And yet I hold it in my hear. 

                              Beverly J. Anderson 

For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son . . .  John 3:16

 

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May  Last Issue  Unit April 2004

Strength me according to your word, O Lord  Psalm 119:28

 

Table of Contents:

Devotion (Strength)

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Facts from the Bible

Poem

DDevotion

Strength 

    He was crucified through weakness  (2 Corinthians 13:14/span>).  Jesus Christ represents God limiting his own power for one purpose:  He died for the weak, for the ungodly, for sinners, and for no one else.   I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance  (Luke 5:32

    The  strong man  idea is the one that appeals to men, the strong man physically, morally, strong in every way; the kingdoms of men are to be founded on strong men and the weakest are to go to the  wall.  History proves, however, that is the strongest that to the wall, not the weakest.  

    In all trade and commerce there is oppression, and we try to justify it b saying that the weakest must go to the wall.  But is that so?  Where are the mighty civilizations of other days?  Where are the prehistoric animals, those colossal powerful creatures?  It is they that have gone to the wall.  The great blunder in kingdoms among men is that we will demand strong men is that we will demand strong men, consequently each kingdom in its turn goes to the wall because non chain is stronger than its weakest link. 

Oswald Chambers 

Have a blessed month. 

In Christ love,

Brother Gerald 

MAY Bible Questions 

Makers 

Have you ever made something you were proud of ?  Match the following people with the things they made. 

1.      Ark, Genesis 6:13-14

2.      House on a rock, Matthew 7:24

3.      Barns, Luke 12:16-18

4.      Temple, 1 Kings 6:14-17

5.      Tower, Genesis 11:4-9

6.      Gates, Nehemiah 3:1

7.      Wells, Genesis 26:18

8.      Sacrifice altar, Genesis 22:9

9.      Gallows, Esther 5:14

10.  Idol in a grove, 1 Kings 15:13

11.  A coat, 1 Samuel 2:19

 

a.       Maachah

b.      Abraham

c.       Elisha

d.      Solomon

e.       Wise man

f.        Noah

g.       A fool

h.       People of Babel

i.         Isaac

j.        Human

k.      Hannah 

MAY Memory Verses 

For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.  Philippians 4:13  

He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers strength to the weak.  Isaiah 40:29 

Strength me according to your word, O Lord  Psalm 119:28 (NIV) 

(These verses are in New Living Translation) 

MAY Words for Thought 

To enjoy your wall with God, keep in step with His word. 

To spend time wisely invest it in eternity. 

Morning prayer leads to evening praise. 

God give us grace when we need it. 

Knowing God gives purpose to life.                                                       

Read the Bible in a Year  

Study the Bible to be wise, believes it to be safe, practice it to be Holy, The Bible is answer book! 

May  2002:  Psalms 61-150, 1 King 1-4 

facts from the Bible 

What was the greatest love in the Old Testament? 

  That would have to have been Jacob  love for Rachel. 

  According to Genesis 29, he fell in love with this daughter of Laban and agreed to work for her father for seven years in order to win her hand. 

  But at the end of the seven years, Laban tricked Jacob into marrying Rachel  older sister Leah 

  In order to win Rachel, Jacob agreed to another seven years of servitude   though the second seven years  seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her  (Genesis 29:20) 

  Rachel bore, Jacob two sons : Joseph and Benjamin.  She died giving birth to the latter (Genesis 35:18 

Poem 

Have No Fear

  God only seems afar off

When troubles ' round you press.

  You 're only blinded by your fears

But He  still there to bless. 

  You only thin God is no near;

And prayers you pray unheard.

  You 'll find His ever-present love,

  When you read His Holy Word. 

  He  help in time of trouble,

And a friend for just a prayer.

  God is waiting patiently;

And He  always, always, there! 

                                       Jo Ann Carlson 

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