Psalm 103 Easy Notes

A Note of Praise
Psalm 103 is a psalm of praise. It stirs up the soul to praise God. There are no complaints and no requests in this psalm.

Verse 1
The Psalmist David stirs himself up to praise God. It teaches us that there are times in life when we should deliberately praise God. … Read the rest

Psalms 51 and 32 Easy Notes

The Context
Both the Psalms were written after David realized what a great sin he had done when he committed adultery with Bathsheba. It was nearly a year after he had sinned that he was able to acknowledge that he had sinned against the LORD. It was Prophet Nathan who came to rebuke him.

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Pleading the Blood

[The following paraphrase is taken from Bob Lamb’s Book The Overcoming Blood]

The phrase “pleading the blood” is not in the Bible. But to understand the concept let us use the phrase “appeal earnestly.” Let us take a look at that Passover night when 2.5 million Israelites walked out of 430 years of slavery in … Read the rest

You Are Sanctified through the Blood of Jesus

Many believers are satisfied with the initial experience of forgiveness which is called “born again” (John 3:3) experience. It is like laying the foundation of a building and then forgetting all about constructing the house.

Sanctification refers to the moment by moment cleansing we all need through the blood of Jesus. Imagine you taking a … Read the rest

You Are Redeemed by the Blood of Jesus

This is a term that can be understood in the context of a slave-market. The word Redemption means “especially of purchasing a slave with a view to his freedom (W. E. Vine, An Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words).” Now God did not need to pay Satan anything to set us free. Instead it was … Read the rest

What Does the Bible Say About Itself?

The Word of God has a unique place in God’s dealing with man. The Bible describes itself in certain ways that help us understand this unique relationship. Some of these descriptions are in word pictures. They help us to understand the special place the Bible has in the estimate of God.

For example, the Psalmist … Read the rest

What Does the Bible Mean to You?

Who Wrote the Bible?
God used chosen people to write down what he wanted them to communicate. The Spirit of God enabled these people to do so (2 Peter 1:20, 21). Even when the literary characteristics   like the style of writing, choice of words, and personality of the author is distinguishable in these writings, the … Read the rest

They Are More than Just Names!

“Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah”; so begins the not usually read and thought to be boring account of names in the book of 1 Chronicles.
But.
Are they just names?

Let us look at some of them:

Adam. You cannot read that name and not think about God and creation, … Read the rest

What Does the Name of Jesus Mean to You?

Following the death and resurrection of Jesus his name began to impact people. Even today it does with the same dynamite power. Jesus! What does his name mean to you?

First of all the Bible declares that the name of Jesus is the only name given under heaven by which people will be saved (Acts … Read the rest

Biblical Financial Guidelines

BFG #1:

Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow (Proverbs 13:11).

Small drops make a big ocean. Likewise honest money deposited in small amounts can become a big amount when you need it most.

BFG #2:

Do not wear yourself out to get rich (Proverbs 23:4).

Even

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Character Signatures

Character Signatures are a special kind of patterns. They are insights found in the New Testament on the life and character of Old Testament men and women of God. These glimpses into their lives give us a more accurate picture of what gave their lives such significance and impact.

Character Signatures have a right to … Read the rest