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The Lord Is My Light-Psalm 27:1-7

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The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2. When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4. One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.
5. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion; in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
6. And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me; therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.
7. Hear; O Lord, when I cry with my voice; have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

Living Word

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Have you ever been around people whose words bring you down emotionally?  Whenever you are around this person they seem to say the wrong thing.  They are just that way with everyone, in every situation and all the time.  They start to speak negatively and they love to come alive when there's some type of gossip in the air.  Did you know that misery loves company?

This person who loves gossip or loves to be negative or speaks negatively about others most of the time; they need a good dose of Scripture.  They need the Word.

The Word is powerful.  It's life changing and brings life.  Do you know that the words that you speak brings life?  I know this is soooo hard to believe.  So put it to the test and start to speak positively about your own life and about those who you love.  Let your kind, positive, life nurturing words--build you and watch it uplift others.

Remember we are all responsible for our own actions.  We cannot disrupt another person's free will but we can be p…

Today's Lesson-Arise

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Scripture:  Ephesians 5:14-"Wherefore He saith, awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light."  
Arise means to become apparent, to appear, stand up, to come to light.  Arise means to come into being.

Arise

Do you have a dream and for many years it has been a mere thought in your mind?  It's something you envision mentally but you haven't done much to reach for your dream except to talk about it once or twice. You need a push or some valued, encouraging word; something that will move you.  You feel as if you had been asleep.  You are spiritually dead and discouraged because you have no idea what direction to move towards because you feel so lost.

You do not want your dream to die!  The Bible says that without a vision the people perish. (Proverbs 29:18).  They die spiritually.  How much discouragement, pain and discomfort can one hold until they break? Arise!  The Word says awake from sleep.  The Bible says in Ephesians that Ch…

Jesus Gives Living Waters

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In Scripture Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit together in the Trinity.  Jesus says to the Samaritan woman in John that if she knew the gift of God and who was asking her for a drink she would have instead asked Him and He would have given her living water.

He gives us life everlasting.  He gives us Himself.  Those who want to draw to the Lord will want to draw the water from the well in their spirit.  John 7:38 says, "He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water."  How refreshing is the water!  The living waters of the Word.

Scripture Study:

Daniel 2:22-He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.

Ephesians 5:11-Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.




Shine Your Light

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How can we be a light that penetrates darkness? Is there a sure way to walk in the fruit of the Word of the Lord?  Certainly there is and we know that when we seek the things of God we can bear fruit.  We must walk in love and in the things of the Spirit.

Remember the Apostle Paul talked to the people of Galatia pertaining to keeping their path straight and their eye on Jesus.  He said that those who walk in the Spirit will show love.  The Holy Spirit that lives in the believer will empower them to live for the Lord in doing the will of God.

1 John 5:12 says, "Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life."
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JESUS IS THE LIGHT 
BIBLE STUDIES  WITH
ANNETTE JOURNET JACO


Under A Bowl Or On A Table:

I absolutely love eating healthy cereal and sometimes I anxiously reach for the prettiest bowl to put my cereal in from the kitchen cabinets.  If you take that bowl and flip it upside down you could actually visualize it as a type of cover.  A bowl can be used to cover left over food on a small dish when there's nothing else that will fit the dish.

Imagine lighting a small candle and setting a bowl over it.  What do you think will happen? The candle will go out or at least be hidden and it's light will not be visible.  In a dark room with no electricity in the times of a storm, this bowl on top of a candle would serve no purpose.

Very much like that bowl over a candle fire you sometimes allow the world, your situation and others to put your light out.

You should never allow anyone to put the light inside of you out.  You should never let others make you miserable.  You can look to the Light w…

The Message

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Matthew 5:14-16 (King James Version)

14. Ye are the light of the world.  A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candle stick, and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16.Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Other Translations: The Message (MSG)

Here's another way to put it; you're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.  God is not a secret to be kept.  We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.  If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you?  I'm putting you on a light stand.  Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand-shine!  Keep open house; be generous with your lives.  By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.

New International Ve…

Jesus Is The Light-Bible Studies

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Jesus Is The Light-Bible Studies

The Light

Jesus is the light.  "Ye are the light of the world.  A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid."  (Matthew 5:14). He is our life and our light.  When His glorious light shines through us and within us we cannot hide it. It permeates from inside and goes out to others.  The Lord sets our feet upon solid ground and He sets us upon a rock.

I cried out to Him and He heard my cry.  In the midst of my pain that was so unique from everyone else's I reached out to Him who is the Creator.  Our Father created us and He created perfection but because of the sin of the first man and woman we became flawed. He sent Jesus to take our place and to bear our burdens.  He died for us so that we can be drawn back to Him.

Is your pain like no one else's?  Is it protruding from within and you feel that you are filthy and that others may see you that way?  Call on the name above all names.  Jesus is our Light that will shine in the dark areas o…