Posted by: jamsco | March 22, 2020

5-12 Application for Mar 29, 2020 :: Romans 8:35-37


This week’s passage begins at around 1:28

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For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39

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One thing we humans want is assurance. We want to be able trust. We don’t want to fear being left out in the cold. I think this longing for something we can trust long term is God-given.

God gave us that longing, because he wants us to long for the love that only he can give us.

The love that he gives us in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

Who (or what) can separate from the love of God, or his son Jesus?

Nothing. There are many strong things in our world. They are not as strong as God’s love.

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Song by Phil Krause. Performed by the Krause family

Posted by: jamsco | March 16, 2020

5-11 Application for Mar 23, 2020 :: Romans 8:35-37

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Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Romans 8:35-37

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That’s a long dark list, isn’t it? So many trials that we see Christians experiencing – so many frightening difficulties. But do any of them have the power to take us away from God’s care?

“No.”

No, we are conquerors. We will conquer these hard things. With the strength of God – the perfect God who created the world and who loves us.

We might be being killed, but we will never die. Our God will see to that.

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Song by Phil Krause. Performed by the Krause family.

Posted by: jamsco | March 8, 2020

5-9 Application for Mar 15, 2020 :: Romans 8:33-34

This week’s passage begins at around 0:39

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Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died – more than that, who was raised – who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

Romans 8:33-34

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Again we have a rhetorical question with an obvious and glorious answer: No one. Twice. No one will bring any charge against God’s elect? Not when God who has made the justification possible. And no one will condemn. Because Christ Jesus

1. Died
2. Was raised
3. Is at the right hand of God and
4. Is interceding for us.

Indeed.

No judge can condemn you. If you are saved, you are in Christ Jesus. Praise God!

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Song by Becki Warnock. Performed by Becki Warnock.

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Posted by: jamsco | March 2, 2020

5-9 Application for Mar 8, 2020 :: Romans 8:31-32

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What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

Romans 8:31-32

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Paul is marveling as he writes this: What then shall we say? How can we begin to speak about the blessing that God has given to us?

He is for us! How do we know? His son died for us. And that’s enough evidence for us to believe that God will give us all manner of lesser good things. He will give us what we need.

Can you remember that this week as you’re memorizing this verse? If you are in Jesus, God is for you! He’s with you. He’s on your side. He’s your champion.

Feel that truth as you walk through what God has placed in your path today.

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Song by Becki Warnock, and Performed by Becki Warnock.

Posted by: jamsco | February 24, 2020

5-7 Application for Mar 1, 2015 :: Romans 8:29-30

This week’s passage begins at around 0:38

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For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Romans 8:29-30

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Foreknew, Predestined, Called, Justified, Glorified – It’s a ladder to God the Father as a result of the Holy Spirit working in us and salvation provided to us by His Son.

Foreknew, Predestined, Called, Justified, Glorified – And we are considered, at least in some ways, brothers and sisters of Jesus.

Foreknew, Predestined, Called, Justified, Glorified – This is what will become of you if you repent and believe in Jesus and his work on the cross.

Praise God!

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Song by and Sung by Becki Warnock.

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Posted by: jamsco | February 17, 2020

5-7 Application for Feb 23, 2015 :: Romans 8:28

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And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28

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Five minutes ago one of my sons came upstairs and told me that he couldn’t sleep. He’d been ill and had the same thing running over and over again in his mind and he told me he needed something to think about.

I happened to be looking at this passage (preparing this post) and I realized that there couldn’t have been a more helpful thing to think about. My son, who I believe is saved, is called, according to God’s purpose. And because of this verse, we can believe (and trust and put our hope in) the truth that all things that happen to him, including poor sleep due to sickness, will work together for good.

There is hope in that. There is encouragement in that. We’re not suffering for nothing. God is working.

May we all feel that when we are in difficult times.
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Song and Sung by Becki Warnock

Posted by: jamsco | February 11, 2020

5-6 Application for Feb 16, 2020 :: Psalm 121:7-8

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The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

Psalm 121:7-8

(This week’s passage starts at about 1:30 on the video.)
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All of the salvation spoken about in Psalm 121 is not for today, or this week, or even for the rest of your life. It’s for forever.

If you are the LORD’s, he is in charge of your safety and he will protect you from permanent harm. No matter what you do.

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Song and Sung by Scott Jamison

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Posted by: jamsco | February 3, 2020

5-5 Application for Feb 9, 2020 :: Psalm 121:5-6

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The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.

Psalm 121:5-6

(This week’s passage starts at about 1:10 on the video.)
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Have you ever been in the bright hot sun and wished for shade? The sun can damage and cause thirst and weariness. But the LORD is your shade. He protects, and quenches thirst and gives you strength.

He is your keeper. Be kept in him.

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Song and Sung by Scott Jamison

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Posted by: jamsco | January 27, 2020

5-4 Application for Jan 31-Feb 4, 2020 :: Psalm 121:3-4

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He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

Psalm 121:3-4

(This week’s passage starts at about 0:50 on the video.)
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God doesn’t sleep. You might think, “He can’t see me,” but he does.

We’re talking about the God who can protect and watch and help a whole nation. He can keep you from tripping up.

Pray to this God. Worship Him. Seek His Help.

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Song and Sung by Scott Jamison

Psalm121

Posted by: jamsco | January 20, 2020

5-2 Application for Jan 26, 2020 :: Psalm 121:1-2

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I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?
My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 121:1-2

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“Where can I get help?”
As I look at my situation (I might be in the hills, or the city, or the sea) I might ask –
“well, who made this place? Who made the place that I now find myself?”

There is only one answer. The LORD did. He can help you.

And He will.

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Song and Sung by Scott Jamison

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