Thursday, May 14, 2015

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015 BIBLE STUDY

THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY
May 14, 2015



WELCOME! WE ARE HERE TO PRAISE GOD AND HIS HOLY NAME, JUST AS HE WANTS US TO, JUST AS WE LOVE TO FOLLOW HIS COMMANDS, JUST AS WE LIVE TO PLEASE HIM, AND JUST AS WE DIE TO OURSELVES AND LIVE FOR HIM! AMEN AND AMEN! 

PRAYER REQUESTS: Please enter them here, or enter them any time during the Study Service. Thank you. We love to pray for God to intervene in your life, and in the lives of those loved ones around you.

PRAISE & WORSHIP :

  • Welcome to another day, and to another honor to bring to you the Word of God! May we all rejoice in this day, may we all watch our words before they come out, and may be all show love, forgiveness, and understanding, just as Christ taught.https://youtu.be/1uoFq-Pzldg

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  • How much did it cost to see my sins upon that cross?https://youtu.be/g5hN_m55uoM?list=PL4A2B54B268D57207
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  • WELCOME: From Washington state to Los Angeles, to the UK, to Uganda, to Ohio, Florida, and many places across the world, let us join together and say aloud, "JESUS CHRIST IS MY LORD!"
    And if you don't know Him as your Personal Savior, if you have not died to yourself and become BORN AGAIN to Him, you will have your opportunity today!

  • BIBLE STUDY: We continue reading with the New American Standard Bible; many of you have the NKJ or other versions. That is ok. We are non-denominational.

  • 12. After this He went down to Capernaum, He and His mother, and His brothers, and His disciples; and there they stayed a few days
  • 13. And the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
  • 14. And He found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and moneychangers seated.
  •     Why were the moneychangers seated? Why tell us that now?
  •     They were laid back in their chairs, ready to handle money. Cash. Dinero. Business transactions. Nothing to do        with God.
  • 15. And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen and he poured out the coins of the moneychangers, and overturned their tables;
  • 16. and to those who were selling the doves He said, "Take these thing away; stop making My Father's house a house of merchandise."
  • 17. His disciiples remembered that it was written, "ZEAL FOR THY HOUSE WILL CONSUME ME."
  • 18. The Jews therefore answered and said to Him, "What sign do You show to us, seeing that You do these things?"
  • 19. Jesus answered and aid to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."
  • 20. The Jews therefore aid, "It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?"
  • 21. But He was speaking of the temple of His body.
  • 22. When therefore He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture, and the word which Jesus had spoken.
  • 23. Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, beholding His signs which He was doing.
  • 24. But Jesus, on His Part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men,
  • 25. and because He did not need anyone to bear witness concerning man for He Himself knew what was in man.

  • THIS is the Word of God.
  • DISCUSSION:

  • Many of us who have grown up in the church have heard this story many, many times. Yet I see insight into Christ and the manner in which this scourging took place anew.
    I see it anew every time I read it, and so will you as you mature in the ways and truths of Our Lord.
  • For example, this is one epiphany I received today: How did Jesus treat the innocent animals?
  • The animals had no fault here. It was the humans that turned the temple platform into a mockery of a store, from which to purchase animals. Why did any people of this temple need an animal? We'll back up to that point first.
  •    (AUDIENCE: Amen! This is the word of God! It I truth. It is living and active. 
  •                           It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.)

  • This was the Passover, so the people did not have to travel for days with their sacrificial animal "in tow." THey could just buy it on premesis.The moneychangers were needed to change currency, since the people had one and the sellers had another curre

    The prominent feature of all four Gospel readings is that Jesus becomes enraged and throws out of the temple those who were buying and selling animals and those who were exchanging currency. But who were these people and what were they doing in the Temple?
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    Which glides us nicely into the next question: why were there so many different kinds of animals? Weren't there just supposed to be lambs? And yet the word 'lamb' is never heard.
  • The oxen and sheep were the largest animals, had more blood, and were therefore more......expensive. Their sheer weight and mass would help perpetuate motion in the direction that Christ was moving them.
  • They were almost the 'leaders" of the walk AWAY from the temple.
  • In sharp contrast, what did Christ do when he got to the people who were selling doves? Who would be the typical person that would purchase a dove for the Passover, anyway?
  • The poor.
  • So Christ was more gentle with the dove owners, knowing they were there to provide doves for the poor to buy, to participate in the Passover, too. Christ SPOKE to these people, telling them to take these things away.
  • In the name of our Lord, we thank you for the time, insight, fellowship, and learning more of you. This ends the Study portion of the Service. Thank you all for being here.

  • DONATIONS: For our sister 'grass roots' ministry in Kampala, Uganda, we ask for donations to keep coming in to Steven Mwesigwa so that his babies, his children, can have vaccines, schooling, and Bible Studies throughout their time with him. Amen.

  • INVITATION TO ACCEPT CHRIST: If you would like to accept Christ as your Personal Savior, please say so now, or contact me as I await your presence at the back of the 'church.'

  •   DISMISSAL:
    Let us keep running for God, toward Him, until our souls are on FIRE for HIM and HIM alone. CLOSING SONGS:https://youtu.be/i7lv9oMjv_0
    Go now, and preach the GOOD NEWS of the Lord, teaching of His love and compassion, His mighty fight for truth and righteousness, and his desire for all to come to Him. Thank you, dear Lord, for giving us the confidence we have in Jesus. Amen.
  • Go now, and pass the Word on to the lost and lonely, the prostitutes and the homeless. Take care of the widows and the homeless, for you may be feeding an angel. Thank you, Lord God. 
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  • Thank you for this day. Amen.
  • WE GO IN LOVE AND FORGIVENESS TOWARD OUR FELLOW MAN AND WOMAN.
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