HELP IN TIMES OF NEED.

Psalm 41: 1

“Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the Lord delivers him in times of trouble.”

·        We are surrounded by many who are weak and poor. It is a fact.

·        God has created an awareness in our hearts toward such individuals.

·        Let us not ignore this Christ-like duty which carries with it such great benefits.

·        God will protect, preserve and bless you in your land, so that your enemies will not have advantage over you.

LESSON: To be a blessing to the weak and poor, is an investment of personal benefit.


WHAT ARE YOU SEEING?

Mark 13: 1

As Jesus was leaving the Temple that day, one of his disciples said, “Teacher, look at these tremendous buildings! Look at the massive stones in the walls!”

  • In the course of life, there will be those who focus on the unimportant.
  • There are those who prefer to be different from the rest.
  • There are those who realize that Calvary is all that matters.
  • In the midst of experiencing such great miracles performed by Jesus, this disciple chose to see buildings, and the large stones.

Lesson: Jehovah looked down from heaven and saw a generation that needed redemption. WHAT ARE YOU SEEING?


The Promise to the Faithful

John 15: 2

“He (Jehovah) cuts off every branch that doesn’t produce fruit, and He prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.”

  • The unfaithful are threatened in comparison to the faithful.
  • The faithful are rewarded with more fruit.
  • Jehovah taketh away that which is superfluous, which hinders its growth and fruitfulness of the faithful.
  • Don’t be disappointed by the pruning process.  The pruning or purging of fruitful branches, in order to their greater fruitfulness, is the care and work of Jehovah, for His Glory.

Lesson: Faithfulness leads to fruitfulness.


BE A BLESSING!

Romans 14: 22

“You may have the faith to believe that there is nothing wrong with what you are doing, but keep it between yourself and God.”

Lesson: Trust in the Lord and do good.

·         Let us consider our actions – don’t lord it on others.

·         Be careful not to be a stumbling block.

·         God wants you dead (to sin and self), but He also wants you alive (for service).

·         Children imitate – they follow.


O LORD, our Lord,how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Psalms 8 

A psalm of David.

1 O LORD, our Lord,how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens. 2 From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies,to silence the foe and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens,the work of your fingers,the moon and the stars,which you have set in place,

4 what is man that you are mindful of him,the son of man that you care for him? 5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands;you put everything under his feet: 7 all flocks and herds,and the beasts of the field, 8 the birds of the air,and the fish of the sea,all that swim the paths of the seas.
9 O LORD, our Lord,how majestic is your name in all the earth! NIV