Category Archives: Biblical Lesson/Teaching

June 7 Thoughts for the quiet hour

 

As many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ

Gal. 3:27

Not simply the righteousness of our Saviour, not simply the beauty of His holiness or the graces of His character, are we to put on as a garment. The Lord Himself is our vesture. Every Christian is not only a Christ-bearer but a Christ-wearer. We are so to enter into Him by communion, to be so endued with His presence and embued with His Spirit that men shall see Him when they behold us, as they see our garments when they look upon our bodies.

A. J. Gordon[1]

 

[1] Hardman, S. G., & Moody, D. L. (1997). Thoughts for the quiet hour. Willow Grove, PA: Woodlawn Electronic Publishing.

How does Jesus Make you Happy? — HeadHeartHand Blog

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“Jesus is Joy” was the title of this week’s meeting with Jesus. I hope the joy of the daily meetings brought joy into your life. We read about Mary’s happiness, John’s happiness, Elizabeth’s happiness, and Zechariah’s happiness.

“How does Jesus make you happy?” That’s the question I asked you to discuss today. I want to tell you three reasons Jesus makes me happy. There are many more and I hope you can think of some for yourself, but these are the three big ones for me.

JESUS FORGIVES MY SINS

  • Past, present, future sins
  • Big, small, unknown sins

JESUS LOVES ME

  • He loves me with words
  • He loves me with actions             

JESUS IS MY LIFE

  • He gives me life
  • He leads my life

How does Jesus make you happy?


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Jesus’s Cousin is Born — HeadHeartHand Blog

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Why are you here? Why are you in this world? What’s your purpose, your aim, your goal? What would make your life happy? What would make your life worth living?

Lots of fun? Lots of friends? Doing well at school or at sports? None of these things are wrong but I want you to aim higher, to have an even bigger goal.

When John the Baptist was born, everyone rejoiced. His dad was especially happy because God gave him a message about John’s life purpose, his goal, his aim. Let’s look at this message in Luke 1:76-79 to learn three lessons about finding a purpose in life that will make us happy and useful.

FIND JOY IN SERVING GOD (76) 

  • He was a prophet of God
  • He was a preparer for God

FIND JOY IN SAVING SOULS (77-78a)

  • He spoke about salvation
  • He spoke about the forgiveness of sins
  • He spoke about the tender mercy of God

FIND JOY IN SHINING LIGHT (78b-79)

  • The sun gives light in the dark
  • The sun gives life to the dying
  • The sun leads the lost

Whatever else we do in life, nothing will make us happier than serving God, saving souls, and shining as lights.


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Jesus Turns the World Upside Down — HeadHeartHand Blog

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The unbelieving world that we live in has a way of thinking, speaking, and doing. The world has its own values and order. Sadly, we can sometimes think, speak, and act like the world.

  • We lift up the high and put down the low
  • We honor to the rich and dishonor the poor
  • We think salvation is for the great not for the weak.

As Mary celebrates Christ’s coming in Luke 1:51-56, she reminds us of how Jesus turns the world upside down. He has come to re-order the world, to change our way of thinking, speaking, and doing.

JESUS OVERTURNS THE WORLD’S ORDER

  • He dethrones the mighty (52)
  • He enthrones the lowly (52)
  • He fills the hungry (53)
  • He empties the rich (53)
  • He helps Israel (54)
  • He keeps his promises (55)
  • His mother is a poor unknown country girl (56)

JESUS OVERTURNS THE SPIRITUAL ORDER

  • His strong arm defeats the proud (51)
  • His strong arm delivers the weak (55)

Has Jesus turned your world upside down so that you think, speak, and act like him rather than like the world?


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Jesus Makes John Happy | HeadHeartHand Blog

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When our joy in Jesus is small:

  • Our praises are small
  • Our witness is small

In Luke 1:39-45 we learn how to increase our joy so that we can praise God better and witness better. Our teacher today is going to be a little baby in his mother’s womb. He would later be known as John the Baptist.

LEAP FOR JOY OVER JESUS’S COMING

  • Baby John leapt in the womb (41)
  • Baby John leapt with joy (44)

LEAP FOR JOY OVER JESUS’S BLESSING

  • Mary is blessed among women (42)
  • Mary is blessed in the fruit of her womb (42)
  • Mary is blessed in her faith (45)

Increase your joy in Jesus by rejoicing in his coming and in his blessing so that your praises and your witness will increase.

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Jesus’s Birth Explained | HeadHeartHand Blog

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As you get older you are going to face some hard situations. Some of them will feel like impossible situations.

  • There’s no solution to our problem
  • There’s no way out of this situation
  • There’s no way I can face this challenge

Mary faced an impossible situation. In Luke 1:34-38, we’ll see how the impossible became possible for Mary.

SOME THINGS ARE IMPOSSIBLE FOR US (34)

  • Mary’s impossibility (34): A child when she hasn’t been married
  • Mary’s question (34): How can this be? It’s impossible

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD (35-38)

  • God’s explanation (35): The Holy Spirit will do this
  • God’s example (36): Mary’s cousin Elizabeth has had a child in her old age
  • Mary’s faith (38): “Let it be to me according to your word.”

Remember when some things are impossible for us, nothing is impossible for God.

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Jesus Makes Mary Happy — HeadHeartHand Blog

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WEEK TWO: MONDAY

One of the biggest mistakes we can make is to try to be happy without Jesus

  • We try to find joy in small things (ending up with small joy)
  • We try to find joy in short-lived things (ending up with short joy)
  • We miss the greatest joy of all (ending up with no joy)

Jesus came to give us joy (John 15:11). In fact Jesus brought joy to Mary before he was even born. In Luke 1:28, an angel came to tell Mary that she would be Jesus’ mother. The angel’s first words were “Rejoice highly favored one” (NKJV). Why was she to rejoice?

The Lord loves you (28)

  • The Lord favors you (28)
  • The Lord is with you (28)
  • The Lord is blessing you (28)

The Lord is saving you (31-33)

  • Jesus will be in you (31): Jesus will be your son
  • Jesus will be over you (32-33): Jesus will be your Lord and Savior

Now do you see how Jesus made Mary happy? So how can we be happy? Same way as Mary, Rejoice in Jesus’s love and Jesus’s salvation.


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How are you Preparing the Way for Jesus? — HeadHeartHand Blog

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Well done, you’ve completed the first week of Meeting with Jesus.

This week we’ve been thinking about how God prepared the world for Jesus. Today, Sunday, Meeting with Jesus asks you a very personal question: How can you prepare the way for Jesus to come into your heart?

I want to tell you how God prepared my heart for Jesus.

1. God prepared me with truth

  • Truth from parents
  • Truth at church

2. God prepared me with sadness

  • Sad deaths
  • Sad events
  • Sad sins

3. God prepared me with Christians

  • I saw their joy
  • I saw their kindness

Ask God to prepare your heart for Jesus and give him truth to work with.


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A Baby from the Lord — HeadHeartHand Blog

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WEEK 1, DAY 6

Have you ever been ashamed? Maybe you fell at school and got your clothes all dirty and ripped. You didn’t want anyone to see you.

  • Shame makes us hide
  • Shame makes us lonely
  • Shame makes us sad

Elizabeth was ashamed. She was an old lady but had never had children. In her culture people believed that was a result of God’s curse. She was ashamed. Let’s see how God took away her shame in Luke 1:23-25.

1. The Lord gives new life (24)

  • Elizabeth believed the promise of life
  • Elizabeth experienced the growth of life

2. The Lord takes away old shame (25)

  • God took away her shame before himself
  • God took away her shame before people

Look to God to give you new life by taking away old shame.


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A Lack of Faith — HeadHeartHand Blog

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If your parents made a promise to you, do you think they would be unhappy if you did not believe their promise? Of course they would.

So what happens when we do not believe God’s promises.

  • We are unhappy
  • God is unhappy

Let’s see what happens  in Luke 1:18-22, when Zechariah does not believe God’s promise of a son in his old age.

1. God’s promises are big (18-19a)

  • God sends a big angel
  • God promises the impossible

2. God’s promises are good news (19b)

  • Good news for the family
  • Good news for the church

3. God’s promises are to be believed (20-22)

  • Zechariah doubted God’s Word
  • God silenced Zechariah’s words

This story tells us we must believe God’s promises, especially the big ones.


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