James 1:1-8 bible study and discussion questions (3 days) printable

Day 1: James 1:1-3: Rejoice in your trials

This letter is from James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ .I am writing to the “twelve tribes”—Jewish believers scattered abroad. Greetings!  Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.  For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

  1. When troubles and trials come your way, what advice does James give us?_______________________________________________________________________
  2. Scripture tells us that the trials we face today help us grow. During these times, our ____________ is tested. Once we have overcome this trial, our _________________ has a chance to grow until fully developed and you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
  3. Write: Romans 3:4-5
  1. In Romans 3:4-5, What are we told to do in our trials? And what is the process to becoming fully mature in the Lord?
  1. Isaiah 40:31  has an ancient clue to enduring troubling times. The answer is waiting on the Lord. The Hebrew word in Isaiah for wait is quvah, which means a tightly wound rope. When we put all the words together with understanding, this scripture means that we can always reach up and get all our strength and help from the Lord. David said, where does my help come from? I look up, my help comes from the Lord.
  2. Write Isaiah 40:31:
  • Extra: look up 1-3 verses on waiting in the scripture. You can use your bible or go to www.biblegateway.com
  • Has there ever been a time in your life that made you stronger and closer to the Lord?  When you experience a troubling time in life, how can you rejoice in it?
  • Read Ephesians 6: understand who you battle against

Day 2: James 1:5: The foundation of Godly Wisdom

   “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”

Wisdom is first found in Genesis 3:6. It was the desire of Eve’s heart to have this wisdom that the serpent tempted her with. The bible mentions two types of wisdom, one is wisdom of the Lord and the other is human /worldly wisdom. Spiritual Wisdom is the wisdom the Lord gives us.  The key to God’s wisdom is the Fear of the Lord- it is our foundation in Christ. Without the Fear of the Lord, there is no true godly wisdom. What is the fear of the Lord? It is the utmost honor and respect due to our great and mighty King who sits above the earth.

  1. Read: 2 Timothy 3:15 You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.
  2. According to this verse, Wisdom is given through the teachings of the _______ _________________. 
  3. Read: Psalm 111:10 Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom. Praise him forever!
  4. Notice on day 1, we were taught to grow our endurance, and here we are taught to grow in wisdom. What two things listed in the verse above are needed as we grow in wisdom?_______________________________________________________
  5. Who gives us this wisdom? Colossians 3:16, 2:3_________________________
  6. The bible mentions (3x) that we are to pray for spiritual wisdom and understanding. Colossions 1:9,Ephesians1;17, James 1;5: Write a private prayer to the Lord asking Him to fill you with all Spiritual wisdom, knowledge, and insight ; and that you would understand and be filled with the Fear of the Lord.
  1. Memory verses:
    Proverbs 2:10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy
    Proverbs 9:10 Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment
  • Can you give an example of worldly wisdom verses godly wisdom?  For instance, Proverbs 4:23 tells us to guard our hearts. The verse goes on to teach us that we need to guard all that goes in our heart through our hearing, what we see, what we do, think and where we go.  The things we see and read go in our heart and they affect us, but what does the worldly wisdom teach us? Phil 4:8 tells us to guard our thoughts, but what does the worldly wisdom teach us?
  • Read Proverbs 4:23-25. Is there anything in your life that shouldn’t be going in your heart?

Day 3: James 1:6-8  How is your faith meter?

But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.

    The bible tells us not to waiver in our faith, like a waved tossed around in the ocean. That means we need to fully believe and not doubt the promises God has given us. It starts with protecting your thoughts from wrong thinking. In Philipians 4;8, we are told to fix our thoughts. “ Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” List the 8 guidelines for our thoughts:
 

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Read the verses below and answer these questions:
1-If you have faith, whatever you ask for in prayer, you will _____________.
2-Whatever you ask for in prayer, you must b________ that you have received it.
3-Without faith, it is i________________ to please God.
4-Faith comes by h_________ , and h___________ through the word of Christ.

Matthew 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faithMark 11:23-24 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yoursHebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ

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Superbook Saturdays CBS June 29, 2013 – Roar! times and schedule Daniel in the Lion’s den

 


    Good News!!! The the award-winning CBN series “Superbook” will be airing on CBS!   Superbook has been a blessing in our home.  The series teaches God’s words and truth to children. The Superbook dvd’s have inspired my children to want to learn more and they add to our family bible readings.

    Spread the word! Tell your church, friends and neighbors to watch this special programming. 

     Superbook brings the stories of the bible alive and, to add a plus to it, my children prefer it over their other movies.   The first series began on June 15th with the story of David and Goliath , then June 22nd was Jonah and the third is Roar! Daniel in the lion’s den. I know you will enjoy them. and Hey! they are in spanish – Superlibro.

Saturday Evening on CBS
June 15th, 22nd, and 29th (30 min)
New York WCBS 2 7:00 pm
Los Angeles KCBS 2 6:30 pm
Chicago WBBM 2 6:00 pm
Philadelphia KYW 3 7:00 pm
Dallas KTVT 11 6:30 pm
Boston WBZ 7:00 pm
Detroit WWJ 62 7:00 pm
Miami WFOR 4 7:30 pm
Denver KCNC 4 6:00 pm
Sacramento KOVR 13 6:00 pm
Norfolk WTKR 3 7:00 pm
Pittsburgh KDKA 2 7:30 pm
Nashville (ABC) WKRN 2 6:00 pm
San Francisco KPIX 6/22, 6/29 & 7/6 at 7:00 pm
Baltimore WJZ 6/22 & 7/6 at 7:00 pm
6/29 at 7:30 pm
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June 22nd, 29th and July 6th

San Francisco  KPIX 7:00 pm
Baltimore WJZ varies
6/22 7:00 pm
6/29 7:30 pm
7/6 7:00 pm

9:30 am EST on ABC Family

Mon 07/01 In the Beginning
Tue 07/02 Let My People Go
Wed 07/03 The First Christmas
Thur 07/04 He is Risen!
Fri 07/05 Revelatio

CBN asks us to pray so that many will receive Jesus as savior through Superbook.   There is also a superbook app on iPhone with snippets of some of the dvds.

 HOW CAN YOU HELP SPREAD THE NEWS?

  1. Please tell other families the good news that Superbook will broadcast on CBS Saturday evenings June 22nd and June 29th.
  2. Check out Superbook.TV where you’ll find family-friendly Bible fun. There’s also a free devotional that you and your children will enjoy as they learn more about the life-changing power of God’s Word.

Be sure to watch Superbook Saturdays and support Christian programming here in America!

Watch Superbook Trailer
Learn More About Superbook
Join The Superbook DVD Club

God bless, and spread the word.

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Una manera divertida para aprender de Dios tambien esta disponible en español

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Do everything without complaining and arguing. Philippians 2:14 (NLT) Bible study

1- Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.  Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:29-32
All of your words should be good and ____________________, so your words will be an _________________________ for those who hear them.

What 6 things are we told to get rid of?

Instead, how are we to act?__________________________________________

2- Don’t grumble about each other, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. For look—the Judge is standing at the door! James 5:9
Have you grumbled or complained about someone? Maybe a friend? Stop and tell the Lord you are sorry. If they have hurt you, forgive them and pray for them.
Lord, forgive me for talking bad about ____________________. I am sorry. Please help me so I will not to grumble, complain or gossip about others. Please forgive my friend for _________________________. Teach me to love others the same way you love me. In Jesus name, Amen.

3-      Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2

What are we not to copy?_____________________________________
Give examples of things the world does that we are not to copy______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
God wants to transform us into a __________________ person by the way we _________.

4- Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Phil 4:8
The thought test- Name 7 descriptions of what our thoughts should be?

Think about some of your thoughts today? Do your thoughts line up with the thoughts the Lord wants for you?_______________________________________________________ How can I change?

5-Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear.  For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.  Do everything without complaining and arguing,  so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people. Hold firmly to the word of life; then, on the day of Christ’s return, I will be proud that I did not run the race in vain and that my work was not useless. Phil 2:12-16
We are told to do everything without ___________________ and ___________________.   Who is working in you, giving you the desire and power to do this?_________________.   We are told to live clean and innocent lives in a world full of ____________ and ____________ people.

6-  Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.  So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. James 1:2-4
When things don’t seem to be going right and your mind is troubles, the bible tells us this is an opportunity for ____________________________.

7- We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Romans 5:3-4
When we run into difficult times and problems, we can ________________________.

EXTRA CREDIT:

  1. What did the people complain about in Exodus 17:1-3?
  2. In Numbers 11:1-3, the people began to complain. What happened to those who complained?
  3. In Numbers 11:4-6- What did the people complain about?
  4. In Numbers 11:31:35, what happens to the people and what did the Lord send?
  5. In Numbers 14, the people complain again; they want to go back to Egypt. What did the Lord want to do to the people in verse 12? Moses begs the Lord to forgive them and not to destroy the people. The Lord hears Moses prayer and does not kill all the people. What was their punishment for complaining? –see verses 20-23.
  6. List complaints and repercussions of this sin in:
    Numbers 16: 11
    Numbers 17:5
    Numbers 21:5
  7. Philippians 2:14 Do everything without ____________ and arguing
  8. Read Jude 1:16-18. “These people are grumblers and complainers, living only to satisfy their desires. They brag loudly about themselves, and they flatter others to get what they want. But you, my dear friends, must remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ said.  They told you that in the last times there would be scoffers whose purpose in life is to satisfy their ungodly desires.  These people are the ones who are creating divisions among you. They follow their natural instincts because they do not have God’s Spirit in them.”   How does this verse describe the people that will be with us in the last days?__________________________________________________________
  9. Read Jude 1: 22-23 And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering.  Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.
    What 3 commands are we given, when we live among the wicked?
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    2-
    3-
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Numbers 11- The People complain to Moses -Children’s bible study

Numbers 11 Bible Study
The people complain-Moses wants to give up

Read verses 1-3
1- What were the people doing – that the Lord did not approve of________________________________________________
2- What happened to them?_____________________________
3-How did this terrible deadly fire stop?___________________

Read verses 4-6
4- After they had just seen people die in the fire for their complaining, what did the people begin to do?______________________________________
5- Name some of the things the people wanted_________________________________________
______________________________________________
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Read verses 7-10
6- Why was the Lord angry (verse 10)?______________________________________

Read verses 11-15
7. Moses was feeling discouraged. The people complained against him and against the Lord day and night- everyone was sitting at their door steps weeping. Did Moses want to give up or keep walking in faith?_________________________________________

Read verses 16-17
8- What was the Lord going to do in order to help Moses?_________________________________________________________
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Read verses 18-20
9- What was the Lord going to do for all the people who were complaining?__________________________________________________________

10. After eating all they wanted for 30 days, were the people finally going to be happy?___________
11-Write Numbers 11:23 _________________________________________________________
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12-What does it mean when the Lord asks Moses: “Has the Lord’s arm been shortened?”________________________________________________

Read verses 21-25
13-Fill in the blanks (verse 25) : The Lord came down on a_____________ and spoke to Moses. He (The Lord) took the Spirit that was upon Moses and place the same spirit upon the s____________ e________________ , the Spirit rested on them and they prophesied, but they n______________ did again.

Read verses 26-31
14- Who was Moses assistant? _____________________
15- Do you think, according to verse 29, that Moses was happy or upset that other people now had the same Spirit of the Lord on them that he had?_____________________

Read verses 31-35
16-What did the Lord send to the people?___________________________________
17- In verse 33, What happened while the meat was still between their teeth, before they had chewed it?____________________________________________________________________

 

   What can I learn from today’s lesson? How does the Lord feel when He hears us complain?  Do I complain? The Lord gives us so much and He loves us dearly. Take time and ask the Lord to show us any ways we have sinned before Him. Ask the Lord to forgive us and change our ways. If you find yourself complaining, stop and tell the Lord you are sorry. Be thankful and bring all your thoughts to the Lord Jesus. If you need anything, all you need to do is ask- in Jesus Name.

 

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Christmas Verses to read with Family

And a Ruler of Israel shall come forth and He shall be called:
Son of the Most High God
“I will declare the decree: For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder.And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6-7
So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God!” Mat 27:54
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.John 3:19
Immanuel : God with us
Then he said, “Hear now, O house of David! Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14
”So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us. Matthew 1:23
WONDERFUL, COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6-7
Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” Luke 1:32-33
He holds the Keys to the house of David
I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open Isaiah 22:22
“To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. Revelation 3:7
He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek
The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” Psalm 110:4
In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.” And he says in another place, “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 5:6 Hebrews 6:20Hebrews 7:15\

In Bethlehem, a Ruler shall come forth who will shepherd my people Israel
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.” Micah 5:2
“In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:
‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel. Matthew 2:6
He was pierced for our transgressions
They will look on me whom they have pierced and mourn for him as for an only son. They will grieve bitterly for him as for a firstborn son who has died. The sorrow and mourning in Jerusalem on that day will be like the great mourning for Hadad-rimmon in the valley of Megiddo. Zechariah 12:10
The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18
Isaiah 53
Who has believed our message? To whom has the LORD revealed his powerful arm?
My servant grew up in the LORD’s presence like a tender green shoot,like a root in dry ground.
There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance,
nothing to attract us to him. He was despised and rejected—
a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief.
We turned our backs on him and looked the other way.
He was despised, and we did not care.
Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down.
And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins!
But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.
All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the LORD laid on him the sins of us all.
He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word.
He was led like a lamb to the slaughter.
And as a sheep is silent before the shearers,
he did not open his mouth.
Unjustly condemned,he was led away.
No one cared that he died without descendants,
that his life was cut short in midstream.
But he was struck down for the rebellion of my people.
He had done no wrong and had never deceived anyone.
But he was buried like a criminal; he was put in a rich man’s grave.
But it was the LORD’s good plan to crush him and cause him grief.
Yet when his life is made an offering for sin,
he will have many descendants.
He will enjoy a long life, and the LORD’s good plan will prosper in his hands.
When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied.
And because of his experience, my righteous servant will make it possible
for many to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins.
I will give him the honors of a victorious soldier,
because he exposed himself to death.
He was counted among the rebels.
He bore the sins of many and interceded for rebels
He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead, so they didn’t break his legs. One of the soldiers, however, pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out. These things happened in fulfillment of the Scriptures that say, “Not one of his bones will be broken,” and “They will look on the one they pierced John 19:33-36 Revelation 1:7

Luke 2

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.

Jesus Presented in the Temple

22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord”[b]), 24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: “a pair of doves or two young pigeons.”[c]

25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:

29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
    you may now dismiss[d] your servant in peace.
30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,
31     which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
    and the glory of your people Israel.”

33 The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

36 There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four.[e] She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. 38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.

39 When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.

Then I said, “Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is within my heart.”
I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness
In the great assembly;
Psalm 40

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What is Grace? A bible study

  Grace is a big subject among Christians today, but what exactly is grace? It seems every one has a different definition.  Let’s find out what the bible tells us about Grace. There are many more scriptures on Grace to study, but let us start here and begin to learn what the Holy Spirit wants to speak to our hearts on this great gift of Grace the Lord has given us.

Grace
1-  Grace came through ___________   _______ (resurrection of Jesus Christ) John 1:17

2-  Grace is given to us from the Father

3-Grace is with us 1 Cor 5:10

4- Grace saved us through faith

5-  _________ men turn grace into lewdness and deny the only Lord God. Jude 1:4 can be taken for granted or misrepresented as in Jude 1:4 “ungodly men who creep in unnoticed, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ

6-is a gift of God- not of our works, so no one can boast

7- is what we need to continue in- knowing we could fall away if we don’t watch our footing and stay on the narrow path

8-works in us helping us believe and in our faith Acts 18:27

9- is for those who believe and accept the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

10-And _______ is able to make all grace abound toward _____, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an _________ for every good work.  so this grace from God gives us sufficiency for all things, that we may have an abundance for every good work 2 Corinthians 9:8. Grace fills us with gifts and helps us accomplish more than we could imagine 1 Cor 3:10, Romans 12:6

11-H is grace that was given to us is to be put to g______ w______. Romans 12:6

12-Grace makes us who we are in Christ. 1 Cor 5:10

13-Empowers us for His Works: “gives us the sufficiency in all things that we may have an abundance for every g_____  w____” 2 Cor 9:8

14-makes us ____________ in His sight. Ephesians 1:6

15-The Word is of Grace is able to __________ us up and give us  an ____________ among all those who are sanctified Acts 20:32

16-This Grace and apostleship is given through the  ______________ of Jesus for the __________________ to the faith for His _____________. Romans 1:5

17-We are freely justified by His Grace through the _____________ of Christ Jesus. Romans 3:24

18-We have access by __________ into this grace where we stand. Romans 5:2

19-Where our sin abounded, grace abounded _________  ____________.  Romans 5;20

20-Grace J_____________ me! Romans 3:24being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus

Justify ( defined): to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable, to judge, regard, or treat as righteous and worthy of salvation

 

With scripture given, define grace:

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Verses on Grace 

John 1:17For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Acts 13:43Now when the congregation had broken up, many of the Jews and devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
Acts 15:11But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they.”
Acts 18:27And when he desired to cross to Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him; and when he arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace;
Jude 1:4For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ
1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it.
Romans 12:6Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith;
1 Corinthians 15:10But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
2 Corinthians 9:8And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.  so this grace from God gives us suffieciency for all things, that we may have an abundance for every good work
1 Peter 1:13Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ ‘this grace makes us acceptable in His sight
 Ephesians 1:6:6to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved

Acts 20:32 So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
Romans 1:5Through(by) Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:  Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ
Romans 3:24being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus
Romans 4:4Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt
Romans 4:16Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all
Romans 5:2through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:15But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many
Romans 5:20Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,
Romans 6:1[ Dead to Sin, Alive to God ] What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?
Romans 6:14For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. Kar-ece
Romans 6:15[ From Slaves of Sin to Slaves of God ] What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not!
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. Romans 11:3-6   Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work- Dake-  Grace elects to save all atht will believe. The Jews were saved by grace and not because of any connection with a convenant of works. If it were of works, than it would cease to be a free and unmerited gift.

A Psalm of Thanksgiving
Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
 Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;[
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations
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Extra Stuff :)     

Read Isaiah 51: 12:
“I, even I, am He who comforts you.
Who are you that you should be afraid
Of a man who will die, And of the son of a man
 who will be made like grass?
What does this verse mean to you?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 A riddle for the thinker: Read Isaiah 51 and Revelation 12. Can you find 2 similarities in these chapters that may give clues to understanding one or the other..

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Daniel 5: The writing on the Wall (Children’s bible study)

1- Who was the king of Babylon before King Belshazzar ruled? vs 2 : _________________  (hint: Belshazzar’s father)

2- What/Who were the people praising? Vs 4 _______________________________________

3- Psalm 115: 4-8   Their idols are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands. They have mouths but cannot s_________, and eyes but cannot s______. They have ears but cannot h______, and noses but cannot s______. They have hands but cannot f______, and feet but cannot w_______, and throats but cannot make a s_________. And those who make idols are just like them, as are all who trust in them.

4-‘C________ is anyone who c__________ or casts an idol and secretly sets it up. These idols, the work of craftsmen, are d____________ to the LORD.’ And all the people will reply, ‘Amen. Deuteronomy 27:15

5- Write the 4th commandment: Exodus 20:4_______________________________
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6-Who are we to Praise? Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of ___________! He is to be feared above all gods. Psalm 96:4

7- Who do we rejoice in?  The godly will rejoice in the LORD and find s_________ in him. And those who do what is right will P_______ him. Psalm 64:10

8-     What did the king see that scared him? vs 5 _______________________________

9-     What was the king doing and where was he when he saw this?______________________________________________________________

10- What was the kings request in vs 7?_____________________________________
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11- The Queen of Babylon tells King Belshazzar about Daniel. How does she describe Daniel? vs 11-12

       a-Full of the Spirit of the H_______  _G__________
       b- L________ , understanding and W________ of the gods is  in him.
       c- He is the Chief of M__________, A____________, and Chaldeans
       d-He is of an excellent spirit, full of knowledge, understanding, interpreting, dreams, solving r_________, explaining enigmas(things hard to understand)

12- What did the king offer to Daniel if he could read the writing and explain the interpretation? Vs 16

       a-      clothed in p________________
       b-     have a chain of ____________ around his neck
       c-      he would be the ______________ ruler in the kingdom

13- Who is Daniel describing in verses 19-21? _________________________

14- What was the sin lurking in the king’s heart? Vs 20__________________

15-  ________ leads to disgrace, but with H________ comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2

16- What was written on the wall and what did it mean?

a-      ____________________________

b-     ____________________________

c-      ____________________________

d-     ____________________________

17- Who became the next king that very night?_____________ the Mede

18- What happened to Belshazzar?vs 30 ___________________

19-  Isaiah 51:1: Why did God stir up the Medes against Babylon?_________________________________________________________

20-  How did the new King Darius of Babylon treat Daniel? Daniel 6:1-3 __________________________________________________________________________________

 

Daniel 5
Belshazzar’s Feast

 Belshazzar the king made a great feast for a thousand of his lords, and drank wine in the presence of the thousand. While he tasted the wine, Belshazzar gave the command to bring the gold and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple which had been in Jerusalem, that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them. Then they brought the gold vessels that had been taken from the temple of the house of God which had been in Jerusalem; and the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines drank from them. They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone.

In the same hour the fingers of a man’s hand appeared and wrote opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace; and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. Then the king’s countenance changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his hips were loosened and his knees knocked against each other. The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. The king spoke, saying to the wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this writing, and tells me its interpretation, shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold around his neck; and he shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.” Now all the king’s wise men came, but they could not read the writing, or make known to the king its interpretation. Then King Belshazzar was greatly troubled, his countenance was changed, and his lords were astonished.

10 The queen, because of the words of the king and his lords, came to the banquet hall. The queen spoke, saying, “O king, live forever! Do not let your thoughts trouble you, nor let your countenance change. 11 There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God. And in the days of your father, light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him; and King Nebuchadnezzar your father—your father the king—made him chief of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers. 12 Inasmuch as an excellent spirit, knowledge, understanding, interpreting dreams, solving riddles, and explaining enigmas[a] were found in this Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar, now let Daniel be called, and he will give the interpretation.”

13 Then Daniel was brought in before the king. The king spoke, and said to Daniel, “Are you that Daniel who is one of the captives[b] from Judah, whom my father the king brought from Judah? 14 I have heard of you, that the Spirit of God is in you, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom are found in you. 15 Now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing and make known to me its interpretation, but they could not give the interpretation of the thing. 16 And I have heard of you, that you can give interpretations and explain enigmas. Now if you can read the writing and make known to me its interpretation, you shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold around your neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.”

17 Then Daniel answered, and said before the king, “Let your gifts be for yourself, and give your rewards to another; yet I will read the writing to the king, and make known to him the interpretation. 18 O king, the Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father a kingdom and majesty, glory and honor. 19 And because of the majesty that He gave him, all peoples, nations, and languages trembled and feared before him. Whomever he wished, he executed; whomever he wished, he kept alive; whomever he wished, he set up; and whomever he wished, he put down. 20 But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit was hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him. 21 Then he was driven from the sons of men, his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild donkeys. They fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till he knew that the Most High God rules in the kingdom of men, and appoints over it whomever He chooses.

22 “But you his son, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, although you knew all this. 23 And you have lifted yourself up against the Lord of heaven. They have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your lords, your wives and your concubines, have drunk wine from them. And you have praised the gods of silver and gold, bronze and iron, wood and stone, which do not see or hear or know; and the God who holds your breath in His hand and owns all your ways, you have not glorified. 24 Then the fingers[c] of the hand were sent from Him, and this writing was written.

25 “And this is the inscription that was written:MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.

26 This is the interpretation of each word. MENE: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; 27 TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting; 28 PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.”[g] 29 Then Belshazzar gave the command, and they clothed Daniel with purple and put a chain of gold around his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.30 That very night Belshazzar, king of the Chaldeans, was slain. 31 And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old.

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