Posted by: jamsco | May 2, 2021

1-14 Application for May 8, 2021 :: Psalm 1:5-6

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Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

Psalm 1:5-6

God knows. If you are with him, if you are in his salvation, he knows your way.

And unlike the wicked, you will stand in the judgment and you will stand in the congregation of the righteous.

You will not perish. Thank God.

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Sung by Debbie Jamison – Orchestral Arrangement by Phil Krause.

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Posted by: jamsco | April 25, 2021

1-12 Application for May 1, 2021 :: Psalm 1:3-4

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He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

Psalm 1:3-4

It’s an inspiring image – a tree planted by streams of water. There can be months of no rain, but because of the stream, the tree keeps yielding fruit – fruit that helps others and points people to the creator.

The wicked are different. They become dry and inconsequential and they go where the wind drives them.

Our God is your stream. His Gospel is your stream. Stay by him and produce fruit.

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Sung by Debbie Jamison – Orchestral Arrangement by Phil Krause.

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Posted by: jamsco | April 18, 2021

1-12 Application for Apr 24, 2021 :: Psalm 1:1-2

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Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Psalm 1:1-2

Could we try saying this verse negatively?

A man who takes joy in being with wicked people, or sinful people, or scoffing people are in trouble. A man who does not delight in the law of the LORD is cursed.

Do you want to be blessed?

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Sung by Debbie Jamison – Orchestral Arrangement by Phil Krause.

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Posted by: jamsco | April 11, 2021

1-12 Application for Apr 17, 2021 :: James 1:4-5

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And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

James 1:4-5

You, Christian, are moving towards perfection. God is working steadfastness in you to complete you and give you everything you need.

Even wisdom. We all want more wisdom. There are too many times when we don’t know what to do. Here is a promise – Ask God. He will give wisdom to you generously.

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Song by Fred McCormick.

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Posted by: jamsco | April 4, 2021

1-12 Application for Apr 10, 2021 :: James 1:2-3

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Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

James 1:2-3

This is a truth that is present in many places in the Bible, and it’s an idea we’re not really fond of.

First it says “when”, not “if” You will meet trials – of more than one kind. And when you do, your response should not be to complain, or shake your fist, or say it’s unjust, but to count it as joy.

But there is good news. There is a positive result – when your faith is tested, and you trust God to supply your needs or get you through it, there will be more steadfastness in your life.

And then you should thank God. And rejoice.

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Song by Fred McCormick. Sung by Tom Dodds, Kevin Shull and Scott Jamison.

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Posted by: jamsco | March 28, 2021

1-12 Application for Apr 3, 2021 :: Phil 2:12-13

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Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Philippians 2:12-13

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Here is a very rich verse which is very thick in what it can teach us. But there is something very interesting to note:

1. We work out our own salvation.
2. It is God who works in us, both to will (decide) and to work (do).

And he does it for his good pleasure.

It will be so much better for you if your will aligns with God’s.

So obey God.

Song by Kevin Shull.

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Posted by: jamsco | March 21, 2021

1-12 Application for Mar 27, 2021 :: Phil 2:10-11

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… so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:10-11

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This is why God has highly exalted Jesus and bestowed on him the name that is above every name: Worship. We should all bow and worship this Son of God who took on human form. We should all declare that our Lord is Jesus.

Make sure you confess that today. So that Father and Son are glorified.

Performed and written by Scott Jamison and his kids.

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Posted by: jamsco | March 14, 2021

1-11 Application for Mar 21, 2021 :: Phil 2:8-9

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And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,

Philippians 2:8-9

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This is how Jesus was a servant. He was obedient to his Father, to such a degree that he chose to die a horrible death. For us.

Jesus deserves great honor for this. The most honor.

Does this help you think of ways that you could be a servant towards your spouse, your kids, your neighbors, your coworkers, or people at church?

Perhaps it’s time for you to humble yourself in some small or large way.

Performed and written by Scott Jamison and his kids.

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Posted by: jamsco | March 7, 2021

1-10 Application for Mar 13, 2020 :: Phil 2:5-7

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Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.

Philippians 2:5-7

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Do you take the form of a servant? Jesus did. And He is God.

It won’t require much emptying for you to be a good servant, but some of us act like it’s a great challenge. “I shouldn’t have to.”

That’s what Grace is about.

And here Paul commands us to have a spirit of grace.

Performed and written by Scott Jamison and his kids.

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Posted by: jamsco | February 28, 2021

1-9 Application for Mar 6, 2021 :: 1 John 2:15-17

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Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world – the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life – is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

1 John 2:15-17

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What the world desires (and what you will desire if you love the world) is passing away.

But if you do the will of God, then you will have His love and you will abide forever.

The choice is simple and clear, but it is not easy to follow God, because you have to turn away from the desires of the flesh and the eyes and the prod of life. That is where our sinful hearts turn towards.

So pray that God will turn your face to Him.

Performed and written by Tom Dodds.

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