Proverbs 21:21 NIV
Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.
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Proverbs 18:22 NIV
He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.
As the sun rises to give new hope, i pray that God would continue to bless your life!
Amen! I can’t agree more! I felt so blessed to have a wife like you – intelligent, outspoken, beautiful, confident, giver, jolly, responsible, sweet, and God-fearing. God knows that in this life that somehow I will lose my way so He sent you to me to be my guide and help. To remind me of my purpose when things are unclear, and to keep me stay focused on the Lord.
God made you especially for me. Together, with God’s guidance and help, we will be able to do incredible things for the glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let’s fan the fire into flame to keep the desire to share the gospel to one more soul inside us burning. I pray that we could continue to disciple many people for the Lord.
As we serve our creator, let us not forget to have fun and enjoy the fellowship as a couple, and with our loving brothers and sisters in Christ, and for all the people that God brought into our lives. I am experiencing real blessing in my life now, and it’s happier with you besides me. I am very thankful to God for giving you as my wife. I just love your smile 🙂
And on your special day, let me do everything to make you happy. I hope you’ll enjoy our moment together as we explore the famous great wall of China. Just relax, have a joyful dream amidst the 2-hour flight delay. Remember, this is your day no matter what so let me watch the night as you stay still and dream away. I love you and have a happy birthday my beloved wife.
Lesson 12 – Day by Day Bible Study Guide 2 by Pastor Ed Lapiz
Genesis 22:1-18 (NIV)
22 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
2 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”
3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. 4 On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. 5 He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”
6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, 7 Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”
“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.
“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.
9 When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11 But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram[a] caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”
15 The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time 16 and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, 18 and through your offspring[b] all nations on earth will be blessed,[c] because you have obeyed me.”
OBSERVE – Retell the story.
A. Abraham’s case
B. OUR CASE: GOD CALLS US TO OFFER OUR BEST
28 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife[a] or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.
** MOST OF US NEVER GET GOD’S BEST THINGS IN OUR LIVES ONLY BECAUSE WE NEVER GIVE GOD OUR BEST.
A Man with a Withered Hand Healed
3 And he entered into the synagogue again, and a man who had a withered hand was there. 2 And they were watching him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath, in order that they could accuse him. 3 And he said to the man who had the withered hand, “Come into the middle.” 4 And he said to them, “Is it permitted on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. 5 And looking around at them with anger, grieved at the hardness of their hearts, he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it* out, and his hand was restored. 6 And the Pharisees went out immediately with the Herodians ⌊and began to conspire⌋ against him with regard to how they could destroy him.
SINS TO AVOID:
PROMISE TO CLAIM:
EXAMPLES TO FOLLOW:
COMMAND TO OBEY:
SOME OTHER TEACHINGS:
18 And John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting, and they came and said to him, “⌊Why⌋ do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” 19 And Jesus said to them, “The ⌊bridegroom’s attendants⌋ are not able to fast while the bridegroom is with them, are they? As long a time as they have the bridegroom with them, they are not able to fast. 20 But days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day. 21 No one sews a patch of unshrunken cloth on an old garment. ⌊Otherwise⌋ the patch pulls away from it—the new from the old—and the tear becomes worse. 22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. ⌊Otherwise⌋ the wine will burst the wineskins and the wine is destroyed and the wineskins too. But new wine is put into new wineskins.”
SIN TO AVOID:
PROMISE TO CLAIM:
EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW:
COMMANDMENTS TO OBEY:
SOME OTHER TEACHING: