God’s Relationship with His People 31 1“At that time”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be My people.” 2This is what the Lord says:   They found favor in the wilderness— the people who survived the sword. When Israel went to find rest, 3the Lord appeared to him[J] from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued to extend faithful love to you. 4Again I will build you so that you will be rebuilt, Virgin Israel. You will take up your tambourines again and go out in joyful dancing. 5You will plant vineyards again on the mountains of Samaria; the planters will plant and will enjoy the fruit. 6For there will be a day when watchmen will call out in the hill country of Ephraim, “Get up, let’s go up to Zion, to Yahweh our God!”   God’s People Brought Home   7For this is what the Lord says:   Sing with joy for Jacob; shout for the chief of the nations! Proclaim, praise, and say, Lord, save Your people, the remnant of Israel!” 8Watch! I am going to bring them from the northern land. I will gather them from remote regions of the earth— the blind and the lame will be with them, along with those who are pregnant and those about to give birth. They will return here as a great assembly! 9They will come weeping, but I will bring them back with consolation.[K] I will lead them to wadis filled with water by a smooth way where they will not stumble, for I am Israel’s Father, and Ephraim is My firstborn. 10Nations, hear the word of the Lord, and tell it among the far off coastlands! Say: The One who scattered Israel will gather him. He will watch over him as a shepherd guards his flock, 11for the Lord has ransomed Jacob and redeemed him from the power of one stronger than he. 12They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will be radiant with joy because of the Lord’s goodness, because of the grain, the new wine, the fresh oil, and because of the young of the flocks and herds. Their life will be like an irrigated garden, and they will no longer grow weak from hunger. 13Then the young woman will rejoice with dancing, while young and old men rejoice together. I will turn their mourning into joy, give them consolation, and bring happiness out of grief. 14I will refresh the priests with an abundance,[L] and My people will be satisfied with My goodness. This is the Lord’s declaration.   Lament Turned to Joy   15This is what the Lord says:   A voice was heard in Ramah, a lament with bitter weeping— Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted for her children because they are no more.   16This is what the Lord says:   Keep your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for the reward for your work will come— this is the Lord’s declaration— and your children will return from the enemy’s land. 17There is hope for your future— this is the Lord’s declaration— and your children will return to their own territory. 18I have heard Ephraim moaning, “You disciplined me, and I have been disciplined like an untrained calf. Restore me, and I will return, for you, Lord, are my God. 19After I returned, I repented; After I was instructed, I struck my thigh in grief. I was ashamed and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.” 20Isn’t Ephraim a precious son to Me, a delightful child? Whenever I speak against him, I certainly still think about him. Therefore, My inner being yearns for him; I will truly have compassion on him. This is the Lord’s declaration.   Repentance and Restoration   21Set up road markers for yourself; establish signposts! Keep the highway in mind, the way you have traveled. Return, Virgin Israel! Return to these cities of yours. 22How long will you turn here and there, faithless daughter? For the Lord creates something new in the land[M] a female[N] will shelter[O] a man.   23This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: “When I restore their fortunes,[P] they will once again speak this word in the land of Judah and in its cities, ‘May the Lord bless you, righteous settlement, holy mountain.’ 24Judah and all its cities will live in it together—also farmers and those who move[Q] with the flocks— 25for I satisfy the thirsty person and feed all those who are weak.” 26At this I awoke and looked around. My sleep had been most pleasant to me. 27“The days are coming”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“when I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man and the seed of beast. 28Just as I watched over them to uproot and to tear them down, to demolish and to destroy, and to cause disaster, so will I be attentive to build and to plant them,” says the Lord. 29“In those days, it will never again be said:   The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.   30Rather, each will die for his own wrongdoing. Anyone who eats sour grapes—his own teeth will be set on edge.   The New Covenant   31“Look, the days are coming”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. 32This one will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant they broke even though I had married them”—the Lord’s declaration. 33“Instead, this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days”—the Lord’s declaration. “I will put My teaching within them and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My people. 34No longer will one teach his neighbor or his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they will all know Me, from the least to the greatest of them”—this is the Lord’s declaration. “For I will forgive their wrongdoing and never again remember their sin.” 35This is what the Lord says:   The One who gives the sun for light by day, the fixed order of moon and stars for light by night, who stirs up the sea and makes its waves roar— Yahweh of Hosts is His name: 36If this fixed order departs from My presence— this is the Lord’s declaration— then also Israel’s descendants will cease to be a nation before Me forever.   37This is what the Lord says:   If the heavens above can be measured and the foundations of the earth below explored, I will reject all of Israel’s descendants because of all they have done— this is the Lord’s declaration.   38“Look, the days are coming”—the Lord’s declaration—“when the city[R] from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate will be rebuilt for the Lord. 39A measuring line will once again stretch out straight to the hill of Gareb and then turn toward Goah. 40The whole valley—the corpses, the ashes, and all the fields as far as the Kidron Valley to the corner of the Horse Gate to the east—will be holy to the Lord. It will never be uprooted or demolished again.”
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What did Jesus say about forgiveness? Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive... Read More
What did Jesus say about forgiveness? Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven. Matthew 18:21-22 Why did Peter ask if seven times forgiveness was enough? It goes back to ancient Jewish rabbi teachings. It was common teaching to forgive your brother three times but not a fourth time. Peter thought himself to be generous when asking Jesus this question. However, Peter must have been taken back by the response of Jesus. 'Seventy times seven,' or 490, is not to be taken literally. We are to forgive others as many times as it takes. Questions: I. What is the heart? What does the Bible mean when talking about the heart? The Bible doesn't mean the muscular pump which is necessary for our survival. There are numerous sayings we use today about hearts that do not mean the physical heart such as "He's got a lot of heart," or "the heart of the matter," or "have a heart" are just a few. The heart refers to the emotions of human beings. Likewise, the mind can be used to described the thought processes or thoughts of human beings. The heart is that part of man that both thinks and feels. It is passion. 7 “Listen to me, you who know righteousness,the people in whose heart is my law;fear not the reproach of man,nor be dismayed at their revilings. Isaiah 51:7 12 “Yet even now,” declares the Lord,“return to me with all your heart,with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; Joel 2:12 If we are to be God's people, you must have a passion and desire for God. You must put Him, and His Word, in your heart. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 As a Christian, God's peace, which is so great we can't understand it completely, will guard our hearts and minds so that we think right and we do right. The opposite thinking comes from the heart as well, but what are you putting in your heart (Matt 15:18-20)? Make sure your heart is set on God. II. What is forgiveness? 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. Matthew 26:27-28 Jesus Christ had a forgiving heart. He loved us so much He was willing to leave His Father to come to earth to be crucified so that we might be saved. God forgives us through the blood of His Son, Jesus. III. What is an unforgiving heart? Somebody who refuses to forgive someone else for something they did or didn't do. Christ's teachings disagree with this attitude. Having an unforgiving heart can do a lot of damage to oneself. This is a very serious matter. 25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” Mark 11:25 Having an unforgiving heart can and will destroy your heart and your soul. Do not continue in this lifestyle. Holding a grudge will not destroy them, but it will destroy you. Is it worth it? 14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:14-15 IV. What is a forgiving heart? When Jeremiah was prophesying about the New Covenant which was to come (Jer 31:31-34), He says the following: For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” Jeremiah 31:34b Our God is a forgiving God. Our Savior is a forgiving Savior. If our God is a forgiving God, then what must we be as Christians? If Christ forgives, we must also forgive. 12 and forgive us our debts,as we also have forgiven our debtors. Matthew 6:12 "...forgive, and you will be forgiven;" Luke 6:37c 12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Colossians 3:12-13 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 Forgiveness is NECESSARY if you are going to be acceptable to God. If you want to enter the kingdom of Heaven, you must learn to forgive. You must have a forgiving heart. Do not let an unforgiving heart decide the fate of your soul.
Angie Thompson DeSarro
6/21/15 Jake Richardson *Romantic- Eros (Husband & Wife) *Brotherly-Phila (Brothers & Sister's in ... Read More
6/21/15 Jake Richardson *Romantic- Eros (Husband & Wife) *Brotherly-Phila (Brothers & Sister's in Christ) *Eternal-Agape (God's Love) I. The evidence of God's love for us. A. Love is without limits. B. Love is sacrificial. C. Love is sympathetic. D. Love is intimate. II. The evidence of our love for Him. A. Obedience B. Keeps his word C. Saves us and makes us conquerors
Mike Oliver
"You are my favorite". Malachai 1:1-5 How have you loved us? see (John 3:16) "the priests have been unfaithful" Malachai 1:6-2:9 "you h... Read More
"You are my favorite". Malachai 1:1-5 How have you loved us? see (John 3:16) "the priests have been unfaithful" Malachai 1:6-2:9 "you have been unfaithful" Malachai 2:10-16 God hates divorce Matt 19:9 "you were lying to yourself". Malachai 2:17-3:5 Jeremiah 31:33 "I do not change so don't short-change me. Malachai 3:6-12 Vs 6-7. Transcendent quality of God - he never changes. He is never better or worse. We are always getting better or worse. 1 John 1:19 "I will remember you, will you remember me? Malachai 3:13-4:6 Where you stand with Christ will compare to where you stand on judgement day. Remember the Lord. He will remember you How do you want the lord to remember you?
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Justicia de Dios, no solo castiga, también bendice
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TennesseeeJules
Lies we tell ourselves: Accomplishments = fulfillment Every lie is a belief about something or someone. This shapes your attitude and yo... Read More
Lies we tell ourselves: Accomplishments = fulfillment Every lie is a belief about something or someone. This shapes your attitude and your behavior. If you hear good things about someone/something you like them more. If you hear bad things you have bad thoughts. Regardless of the truth. We buy into lies about church,marriage, money, so many things. The world sells lies. Lies we buy into: We can change or fix our spouse. Marriage will solve everything. I'll never amount to anything. To be lovable you must be beautiful. We think we need to weigh 90 lbs and be blonde. Money will solve everything. We buy more we will be happier. Sometimes the lies are excuses: I am not Hurting anyone. Just having fun. But I love it, I love them, but but but He deserved it! I don't listen to the words, it's the beat!:) If we aren't careful to address lies with truth it effects our thoughts and actions. 3 common lies we have believed: 1. We are not accountable. Everybody else does it. We are just friends. It's not that big a deal. This is a lie. Every one of us will give a full account of our lives to Jesus for everything. Things will not just slide. 2. God could never forgive me for that it is too big. How could anyone love me after that? It effects our behavior an we get down on ourselves. We start to feel defeated! 3. I am not sure it is worth it. The money, the guilt all the things that the church asks of us. was too big too much! When you believe that if effects your behavior. You feel defeated!
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