Jul 14, 2021
Pride Or Praise – Susan Allen
Series: In Depth
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  • Jul 14, 2021Pride Or Praise – Susan Allen
    Jul 14, 2021
    Pride Or Praise – Susan Allen
    Series: In Depth
  • Jul 11, 2021Kinsman Redeemer – Susan Allen
    Jul 11, 2021
    Kinsman Redeemer – Susan Allen
    Series: This Month
    KINSMAN REDEEMER 7/11/21 susan allen Ps 107:1 kjv  O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy Ruth 4 John 10:10 NIV The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. 11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father — and I lay down my life for the sheep.   Acts 9:32-kjv  And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.33 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.34 And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.   John 5:1 niv Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie — the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.  5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, "Do you want to get well?" 7 "Sir," the invalid replied, "I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me." 8 Then Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk."  9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, 10 and so the Jews said to the man who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat." 11 But he replied, "The man who made me well said to me, 'Pick up your mat and walk.'"   1 Cor 6:19 niv  Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
  • Jul 4, 2021The KINGDOM Within A Nation – Susan Allen
    Jul 4, 2021
    The KINGDOM Within A Nation – Susan Allen
    Series: This Month
    The KINGDOM within a Nation 7/4/21 susan allen Phil 3:20 esv But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ   2 Cor 5:20 Ambassadors of Christ (representing him)   John 17 Rom 13:1-7 esv  Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4 for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. 7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.   FREEDOM IS A RESPONSIBILITY 1 Peter 2:13-esv Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. What IF the laws crosses God’s commands?Mordecai Est 3, the 3 Hebrew men of Dan 3, Daniel in Dan 6, the apostles in Acts 5 1 Tim 2:1-5 NIV I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.   Titus 3:1 niv Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men. 3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.   For more study: Jer 29:7 Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper." Ex 18:20-22Teach them the decrees and laws, and show them the way to live and the duties they are to perform. 21 But select capable men from all the people — men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain — and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. Prov 14:34-Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.35 The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame Prov 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Ps 67:4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah. John 18:36- Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. 2 Chron 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  
  • Jun 30, 2021Who Is Wise & Understanding Among You? – Susan Allen
    Jun 30, 2021
    Who Is Wise & Understanding Among You? – Susan Allen
    Series: In Depth
    WHO IS WISE & UNDERSTANDING AMONG YOU? 6/30/2021 In-Depth   James 3:13-17 KJV 13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. 14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly (worldly), sensual (having the nature and characteristics or the principle of animal life), devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.   WHO IS WISE & UNDERSTANDING AMONG YOU?
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      WHO IS A WISE and UNDERSTANDING AMONG YOU?   Blessings of WISDOM
    1. Favor & Promotion Prov 4:8-nkjv Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; A crown of glory she will deliver to you." (Prov 8:35, 14:35)
     
    1. Save you ENERGY and EFFORT- Eccl 10:10 NASU If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success.
     
    1. People Skills- Prov 29:11 kjv A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. (Prov 16:14, 11:12 18:24 )
     
    1. Give you influence- Prov 13:20 niv He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. place you in a position to be heard (Ecc 9:17 Prov 15:7 the lips of the wise disperse knowledge)
     
    1. Keep you from things- Prov 2:10-niv For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
     
    1. Long life, riches, honor, peace Prov 3:16-18 niv Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. 17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.18 She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed. (Prov 4:10, 8:18 enduring riches, 8:21 inherit substance and fill their treasures 21:20)
       
    1. Gives you a face lift Eccl 8:1 amp WHO IS like the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his countenance is changed.
     
    1. Delivered out of situations Prov 28:26 kjv He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
     
    1. Happy homes Prov 9:1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars 10:1 wise son 14:1 wise woman builds her house 22:15 foolishness is bound in the heart of a child
       
    1. Strength Eccl 7:19 kjv Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.
      Benjamin Franklin once said, “The doors of wisdom are never shut.”  Prov 8 wisdom cries out Prov 2 we cry out for wisdom and understanding  “If wisdom is crying out to us & we are crying out for wisdom and understand….we will find each other   31 days of WISDOM  
  • Jun 27, 2021Intense Faith – Susan Allen
    Jun 27, 2021
    Intense Faith – Susan Allen
    Series: This Month
    INTENSE FAITH 6/27/2021 susan allen 1 Tim 6:12 niv Fight the good fight of the faith.                         ^stuggle, contest, to endure with zeal                                                  ^any struggle with dangers, annoyances, obstacles Wuest Translation  “Be constantly engaging in the contest of the Faith, which contest is marked by its beauty of technique.”        2 Cor 5:7 kjv (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) Faith is never produced by the senses. Faith is produced by hearing/choosing the Words of GOD (Romans 10:17)   Heb 11:1 amp Faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. Faith is NOT ignoring situations John 10:10 niv The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. 2 Peter 1:3 niv His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Faith doesn’t change GOD it changes circumstances. It doesn’t change God’s mind but it changes YOUR mind Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong (empowered) in the Lord, and in the power (vigor) of his might.11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles (trickery deceit method) of the devil.12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints   1 John 5:4 amp For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith. 5 Who is it that is victorious over [that conquers] the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on that fact]?