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Luke Chapter 11

  • Bible Study on Luke 

    Luke Chapter 11


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    Luke 11 Outline:
    11:1-4
    Jesus teaches His disciples to pray.
    11:5-8
    The friend at midnight.
    11:9-13
    Asking and giving.
    11:14-26
    Jesus and the evil spirits.
    11:27-28
    True blessedness.
    11:29-32
    The sign of Jonah.
    11:33-36
    The light that is in you.
    11:37-41
    True cleansing.
    11:42-44
    Woe to the pharisees.
    11:45-54
    Woe to the lawyers.

    Fun Facts:
    — Word for word, Luke wrote more of the New Testament than Paul.
    — Luke is the largest book in the New Testament, and Luke chapter 1 is the longest chapter.

    Study Notes:
    Teach us how to pray: The disciples were impressed with something about the way that Jesus prayed, and one of His disciples asked Him to teach them to pray like John taught his disciples. The prayer that Jesus taught is a corporate prayer with “our” and “us.”

    Jesus began His prayer with the Aramaic word “Abba”, meaning Father or Dad. Jesus showed a intimacy with God like a child speaking to his parent, while the Jews treated God as distant. “Hallowed” means “Made Holy” or “Reverenced.” The word sums up a persons whole character and all that was known about them, not just their name, though it included that as well. It is a prayer that ‘God shall be God, that man shall not whittle God down to a manageable size and shape’ (Melinsky).

    Thy Kingdom Come: was the constant subject of the teachings of Jesus. The kingdom of God is near you. A measure of the kingdom exists in the lives of people who submit to God's will, but the fullness of the kingdom will be when the entire world is submitted to God's will on earth, as it is in heaven. This we are instructed to pray for.

    Our daily bread: continual short-term dependence on God for our needs. It is never “set and forget.” The further your plans extend into the future, the more worry will fill it. Today is enough to worry to about and has enough trouble of its own.

    Forgive us our sins: An unforgiving heart is not in a a condition that can accept forgiveness. If we hold unforgiveness against others, we will also hold ourselves in bondage. Also Jesus said: “but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” (Matthew 6:14). That is clear, to the point, and scary.

    Temptation and deliverance: James wrote “Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire” (James 1:12–14).

    God does not tempt us so it is not God that leads us into temptation. We are tempted by what is inside of us. It is like fishing. You can cast a line into the water all day, but you will catch nothing until you find a fish that is hungry. The problem is not with the bait, but that the fish is hungry for it and goes after it.

    Deliver us from the evil one to me means deliverance from the same evil spirits that Jesus cast out. Unfortunately they did not ascend with Jesus and are still here inhabiting people today just as then. We just don’t talk about it. I have encountered them and have seen little old ladies in church fall to the floor screaming when someone mentioned the “Blood of Jesus.” When you feel an anger so hot that it almost takes you over, guess who that is…

    The persistent neighbor: Jesus continued on with a parable about persistent neighbor asking for bread. The one who had the bread was apparently a poor man living in a one room house where the family slept on one platform together, because his children were with him in bed. He could not get up with disturbing the whole family. The neighbor, however, was persistent and would not go away, nor would he let his friend go back to sleep. Finally he got up and gave him what he asked.

    The meaning is that prayer must be persistent. If we do not want what we are asking for enough to be persistent, we do not want it very much. We must not play at prayer, but when we do not receive the answer immediately, stay after it. We must keep on praying, keep on asking, keep on seeking, keep on knocking.

    People ought not to think of God as unwilling to give. He is always ready to give good gifts to his people, but it is important that they do their part by asking. Jesus does not say and does not mean that, if we pray, we will always get exactly what we ask for. After all, ‘No’ is just as definite an answer as ‘Yes’. He is saying that true prayer is neither unheard nor unheeded. It is always answered in the way God sees is best. (Leon Morris, Luke: An Introduction and Commentary)

    The evil spirits: An intricate part of the ministry of Jesus was casting out evil spirits. Time and time again Jesus dealt with evil spirits and when he sent out His disciples, they dealt with them (Luke 10:20), as did the apostles later (Acts 16:18). Often the people with the spirits were sick or disabled in some way. In this verse the man was mute and could not speak, but when Jesus cast out the evil spirit, the man spoke freely.

    No one doubted that Jesus had power over the evil spirits, even his enemies. Though they did try and discredit Him by saying that He worked for the devil instead of using the power of God. The scribes and pharisees used the name “beelzebub” meaning “Lord of the Flies.” Jesus explained that a house divided against itself cannot stand, and satan will not cast out satan. It is good versus evil, not good versus good and evil versus evil.

    Luke uses the term “Finger of God.” This term first appears in Exodus 8:19 when Aaron turned the dust into gnats and the Egyptian magicians could not. The ten commandments were also written by the “Finger of God” (Ex 31:18).

    The strong man to me represents the devil guarding those that he has taken captive, but the power of God comes in and overcomes him, because the power of God is stronger. “Don’t be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21).

    The kingdom of God is not beautiful words, but the overthrow of evil and rooting it out of our lives completely. There is no neutrality in this after you know about the kingdom. You either help gather the sheep into the fold or you help scatter them.

    Some theology: We are are a three part being, with a spirit, a soul, and a body. Our spirit comes from God and will return to Him (Eccl 12:7). It is the “breath of life” that God breathed into Adam (Gen 2:7). Our soul is our mind, will and emotions. They live inside of a body, which is like a house.

    Our body is a container, a house. It contains our spirit. It can contain the Holy Spirit. It can contain evil spirits. It can contain several of them at once. The spirit that left the man in Luke 11:24 says “I will return to my house.” He called it his home and lived there. At the end of the story, he had brought seven more spirits more wicked than himself, and all eight lived in “his house.” The evil spirits lived inside of the man. Jesus often cast them “out of the man.” Spirits do not like being outside of a body, this one walked through dry places seeking rest, but finding none. The demons once begged Jesus to send them into the herd of pigs rather than be without a home (Matt 8:31).

    Deliverance is nothing to be ashamed of and Christians are never “possessed” by evil spirits. Possession refers to ownership and a Christian cannot be owned by the devil. They can, however, be oppressed, be led by it, become friends with it, and begin to cooperate with evil spirits. The end result is them acting a lot like that evil spirit. Deliverance is real, it still happens today, I have been delivered from a few myself and I have seen evil spirits come out of well dressed people in church. The people still marvel and say “what new teaching is this” 2,000 years after Jesus kickstarted the deliverance ministry.

    If an evil spirit is an alcoholic, then it needs a body to drink. If it is a perverted spirit, it needs a body to use for that. If it is a spirit of hate, or anger, or jealousy, then it needs a body to operate through. How do you get rid of it? Well one way is by following what James said: “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7).

    There is a certain amount of self-centeredness and unfaithfulness in the kingdom of evil. If a spirit wants to drink, but you will refuse to, he will eventually move onto someone that will. The empty house needs to be filled with the Holy Spirit. An abandoned house, soon becomes a crack house and all the evil in the area will move into it. It is not perfect, but better than being on the street and will work until something better comes along.

    The sign of the prophet Jonah: As Jonah was in the great fish and reappeared after three days, Jesus would be dead and reappear on the third day. Though the people of Nineveh repented after hearing the preaching of Jonah, these people would not repent at the preaching of Jesus which was greater. Therefore, the people of Nineveh would even condemn this generation.

    The light that is within you: The function of a light is to shine. No one lights a lamp and then tries to hide it. The idea that your body can be full of light, having no part dark tells me that your body could have light in some areas, and darkness in others. We are a work in progress and it is not all or nothing. You did not accomplish everything when you first accepted Jesus. What about the take up your cross and follow Me? It was only the beginning of a journey.

    Eating at the Pharisees house: The Pharisees like the one in this scripture were a strict religious sect that followed the written law of Moses, but also an oral law called the “oral Torah.” They believed the written law was incomplete and so unwritten traditions were debated, refined, and expanded on. Rules were created to prevent Jews from breaking the law, and then that became taught alongside the law. This was passed down through the generations as the word from God.

    They developed an extremely elaborate tradition for hand washing from a single verse, Leviticus 15:11, which spoke of washing your hands after a bodily discharge, which I happen to agree with. Soon they had laws about the purity and color of the water, what it was to be poured from, how it was to be poured over the hands, and required washing each hand several times each up to the elbow.

    The Pharisees condemned Jesus for not practicing this hand washing, the “tradition of the elders.” Jesus knew the word of God, He was the word of God (John 1:1). When Jesus had to face satan, His weapon was “It is written.” The Word is our weapon and is only as powerful as your knowledge of the Word. Jesus who knew the word better than anyone called these pharisees hypocrites, actors. Jesus’ point was that no amount of external washing would make them clean for their defilement came from the inside, and besides, what they were teaching was “not written.”

    You insult us also: One of the lawyers answered him, “Teacher, in saying this you insult us also.” (Luke 11:45). It is not clear why the lawyer (scribe) thought that the words of Jesus were not meant to apply to him. Maybe no one ever talked to them like that before. But Jesus went on to make it very clear that He was talking about them and added on much more.

    Jesus said that they loaded men with burdens that were difficult to carry and would not lift one finger to help them. Think of the hand washing rules above. The scribes and pharisees had institutionalized religion and made it a massive set of rules that no one could bear. When true messengers of God came along, instead of listening to them, they killed them.

    They listened intently and asked Jesus trick questions so they might have something to accuse Him of or catch Him in something that He said. They hated the pure word of God because like looking in a mirror, it revealed who they really were. They were not the saved and sanctified religious leaders they thought, but naked, blind and poor. 

    Map of the area that Jesus ministered in

    Study Questions: (if your answers are very long, you may want to type them first in something like Word or Notepad, which doesn't require an Internet connection, then copy and paste (Ctrl-A to select, Ctrl-C to copy, Ctrl-V to paste), to prevent mishaps. Also, there is a 3K character limit, so if they are super long, feel free to post more than once, and just answer a couple of questions at a time. You are also welcome to post any questions you may have. We look forward to your thoughts!)

    1. In Luke 11:1, Jesus taught His disciples how to pray. In what ways can we be sure we keep a consistent prayer life?


    2. Jesus said, “If you who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” In what ways has God shown His goodness in your life?


    3. When Jesus cast the demon of muteness from a man, there were those who accused him of doing the work of Beelzebul, the prince of demons. We can likewise expect criticisms when we step out to witness and do His work. What are ways that can we strengthen ourselves to stand against such attacks?


    4. In Luke 11:28, Jesus said that those who “hear the Word of God and keep it” are blessed. In what ways has God spoken to you and how might we improve our spiritual ears?


    5. Jesus said, in Luke 11:33, to put our light on a stand for people to see, rather than hide it. What are some ways that we can let this light, e.g., the wisdom, knowledge, gifts, and abilities, that God has given us, shine and glorify our Lord?


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Carol Pady
Carol Pady 1. We need to make prayer a consistent habit. The first resort not the last. 2. God has continually and endlessly provided for me and all of family/ friends and acquaintances. He answers our prayers. 3. We can prepare for battle with the armor of faith. 4. God speaks to me through conviction, helping me make the right choices. Praying for His wisdom and guidance helps us better discern what directions would should take. 5. We need to show genuine Christian love to others. We need to not be afraid to show our commitment to Christ.
June 22, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin I know there is know wrong answers, somehow this seemed so personal for me. Q-1. -The our father's prayer is most effective for me for my basic prayer. I ask him through out my day to search my heart and give me what ever I may need, sometimes I don't even know myself. Yes I thank him for waking me up, but how can I be of service to you lord is mostly my mind set. In the big scheme of theme of things, I feel selfish sometimes for asking for more. Just me belonging to him is enough.  Overwhelmed in my Spirit.  I feel like he has given me my heart desires all already! So mostly I am praying for God to use me to help them. Q-2.- He gave me validation, He loves and cares about me, my eternal life, everything about me. He didn't give up on me. Q-3. -When I know that I know who my God is, it is not even a debate, maybe because of my background and I heard him at 15 and it took me forever to come to him.  Q-4. - I knew at 15, a deep settling that he was the way and all kinds of demons fought me and twisted God in my mind.  I questioned and resented God for all the misery  that came after the knowing. I didn't know I was in store for such a fight for my soul. The half truths  from others hindered me. Yes I believe and  thought bed of roses, not so much. Just like you said, picking up the Cross is the first step. Q-5.- I am sometimes at a loss for how this is done, I have so much faith and love for God. We have to suffer it all for the cross and it doesn't it bother me so much. Some times I am frustrated with myself because I forget  every one has a journey. I  can tell my story so people can see where I begin and where I am now. I guess I want them to hurry up and see they don't have to suffer alone. Just the image of Jesus is enough to bring me to tears, I try hard to make people understand there is a battle in the process for them.  " which is hard to do" what battle? P.S. This one was hard for me, tears with the answering of these questions. I just things work out as they should " maybe it's my wishful thinking concept"
June 22, 2015
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Kenneth Johnson
Kenneth Johnson AMEN AMEN AMEN
June 22, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield GREAT Bible study! This rivals anything I've seen elsewhere online, and believe me, I've seen plenty! Question #1 Pray without ceasing! To me, that means: Never quit. If you want something badly enough, you keep asking, seeking, knocking--in short, making a pest of oneself to God.I did that when I was 11 and had a crush on a certain boy in school. Guess what? He finally contacted me via Facebook recently! Question #2 A VERY good question for me at this time. My kids are the one thing I feel blessed with. Without God, having kids wouldn't be possible, beacuse I had been anorexic since I was 14 and well below the normal body weight. Yet, I still conceived, despite the doctors insisting it was impossible! So, Robbie and Patty Banfield are proof that nothing is impossible to God! #3 Oh this happens to me on a daily basis! Just a few minutes ago, my ex husband insisted that we Christians "stole" from Greek mythology, but his reasoning was so lame that I had to walk away, lest I laugh in his face! When I am attacked because of my beliefs, I usually say nothing. Then, I retreat to my Bible and find the applicable verses to prove I am right. For instance, in Matthew, Jesus tells us it is wrong to make another person sin.I felt guilty telling my mother that my ex husband isn't here. (He wasn't--at the time. But he continues to pay me rent and has converted the basement into his apartment. My mother is suing me to have my ex removed from my premises.) I confessed my sin to God, and I AM sorry I lied--but at the time, I felt I had no choice when my mother continued to hound me! Question #4 God speaks to me every time I look at my garden, take a walk along the nearby Nature trail, or play with my pets! For everything I love was created by God. No cars, technology-- nor jewelry or designer clothes for me--just the things GOD made are the things I routinely give thanks for.In fact, I just thanked Him for making my lovely castor oil plants grow so big and tall! But, it's downright difficult to hear and see God's splendor when I'm out shopping or simply out among others. Most people do not share my faith or beliefs.Even my kids scoff when I invite them to go to church with me.Living day to day in this world is extremely hard for Christians.I think it's even more difficult than it was when I was growing up and attended Catholic school.At that time, I was among other believers who never questioned God or doubted His existence. And it seems the more education one has, the more they question God! So, I make sure I attend Bible study and associate with people who think like me.It may be hard, but not impossible. #5 To me, the best way to "shine our light" is to help others! Get the focus off oneself and reach out to the poor, the sick, the lonely. Funny, but yesterday, I would have used all three adjectives to describe myself! .But after visiting my elderly neighbor this morning, I realize I can't shine by staying in bed. I MUST reach out--even when I'm down in the dumps! Doing something nice for someone else is the cure-all for any affliction, and it's too bad doctors can't prescribe "TLC For Others" as a cure-all to all our maladies! Thank you for this wonderful study. I really look forward to it and it helps get my mind off ME!
June 22, 2015
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Tina G
Tina G I absolutely loved the commentary today! Thank you guys for "breakin' it down" in an interesting and understandable way. Especially the Lords Prayer. I never get tired of hearing clarification of God's word. Thanks and I hope everyone enjoys our daily bread +
June 23, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd We're so glad that you have been enjoying it, Tina :)!
June 23, 2015
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Lorna Smetak
Lorna Smetak Constant prayer for when we need strength, thankfulness, guidance and everything in between. If we get into a habit of doing this then this will come naturally. Goodness in my life. My family and friends, I wake up everyday, I have food on the table and bills are paid. He is always there when I need him.  3.) Always remember to put on the Armor of God - Ephesians 6 10- 18. Knowing that God is always with you and the holy spirit will also help you in times on what to say when such attacks come. Have faith.
June 23, 2015
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Lorna Smetak
Lorna Smetak 4.) To always remember that it may not be obvious on what he has done. It may be a whisper of an answer. We need to believe. Be calm knowing that he is always there even though we may not hear him nor see him. I find that if I am not relaxed and my mind is always going, worrying about every little thing that I don't feel nor hear him. 5.) To always be faithful, friendly, love thy neighbor. No matter what they may think or say about our faith. Always have on the Armor of God. 
June 23, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Q#1= For me to keep a consistant Prayer life I daily give Thanks to God prior to letting my feet touch the floor. Plus throughout the day I try to have quiet time of prayer woth God. If we keep in mind Matthew 6:33 that will help. Q#4= I Love the fact that God speaks with me about a person or situation giving me the spirit of discernment. We can improve our spiritual hearing by spending time in His word because that's how God speaks to us sometimes so we need to be Still and be ready to receive.
June 23, 2015
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Pam Ivins
Pam Ivins I have enjoyed reading the book of Luke, I have learned a lot , Thank you Pastor
June 23, 2015
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Deleted Member 1) One way, I have found to be consistent in my prayer life, is try to set aside a special time each day and give that time totally to Jesus, talk to Him and let Him know that He is the most important part of your day. When you put Him first all the other things seem to fall into place. 
June 23, 2015- Edit- Delete
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles 1) I try to start my day with prayer and devotionals, I have found that it keeps me focused on the Lord through out the day. I also stop and pray through out the day as the need arises.
June 26, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles 2) God has shown me his goodness in so many ways that I dont have enough space here to write it all. Mostly I have seen in time of need and distress, he has been quick to answer my prayers and let me feel his presence, his peace, and his comfort. Most recently he healed my daughter from mental distress and illness. We prayed for months as we watched helplessly, but God walked us through it and made sure  we KNEW he was with us through it all. We also felt his presence this Wed. when we released balloons for our loved one to whom God has declared victory over her cancer and has called her home. She is now resting in peace with God, but we feel his comfort, and we know she is in pain no longer. If you ask to feel him with you he is very quick to let his presence be known, if you have a hearing ear for it. Be still , and know he is God. 
June 26, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles 3) By standing strong in our faith we can be asured that God is with us and it gives us a measure of peace and the ability to forgive others, just as he has forgiven us.
June 26, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles 4)Recently he spoke to me and put it in my heart to help a loved one with somethings that were just to hard for him to do. We all needed the closure but he was devestated by the loss. God has been gently whispering for a couple months for me to just do something simple so we can all heal. I knew it wasn't really my place, but I also knew God was telling it was my place to help my family and loved ones heal. The balloon release was beautiful and we felt God with us and the mending of hearts begining. Thank you lord for always being with us.
June 26, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles 5) I try to lead by example so to speak... I have found over the years that my actions speaks way more volume than any sermon I could give, and who would listen anyways? So I just try to be kind and give help and grace where I can, and to pray for others. Also I speak of my faith often , but I don't try to convince anyone that they should change their beliefs I simply have faith that God will changes their hearts in his time if he sees fit and I  try to respect others beliefs as their own. We all have a right to our own set of beliefs, no one likes to be told our beliefs are wrong. That to me is Gods' job >> to change our hearts <3  God Bless and thank you for a wonderful bible study this week as usual. Stay Blessed  ;)
June 26, 2015
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Millie Hollis
Millie Hollis Prayer life is very important.  i try to listen to the word one chapter per day of the Old Testament and one in the New Testament. I listen to it on audio and read it at the same time.  i love doing it as it reinforces what i learned on that day and read a commentary on the verses, to make sure I understand the true meaning.  My Pastor at church is teaching us on 1 Peter 2.  I thank you Pastor for your teaching on Luke I am enjoying it, God Bless You.
June 26, 2015
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider First I have to say that i Love listening to you read this and i know how much work must go into the study notes, outline, and questions....God Bless you abundantly for doing this! This is so powerful and important and I truly appreciate your hard work and devotion!
June 27, 2015
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider #1. I used to try to fit my Bible studies into my schedule....now i do it first thing in the morning! #2 God has given me blessing too numerous to name! and I didnt deserve a one of them!!! Right now i am going through a health crisis so i am particularly counting the times he has healed me in the past. #3 &5 I think we have to speak up and let others know we are Christions and let our actions show it! #4 I really believe that reading THE Word is the best way to allow the Holy Spirit to grow within us.
June 27, 2015
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Q1. I pray everyday. Praying for me is when I talk to GOD anytime no matter what I am doing and any time GOD is listening cuz especially when I start to feel depress and lonely  After talking to HIM i feel Better and start to feel happy again. It is hard to be living by yourself so GOD is my companion and HE listens when I talk to HIM 
June 27, 2015
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Q2. Looking back as far as my memory can remember GOD has always provided for us. There is always food on the table, shelter and education  Fast forward to where I am now I am blessed and full of HIS graces. I have learned to live my life one day at a time for today is a blessing from GOD and knowthat tomorrow   will be taken care by GOD. 
June 27, 2015
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Q3. I always tell my friends and family to pray and be thankful to GOD for all the graces and blessings that they have for they all come from GOD. I always say GOD BLESS YOU for a parting word especially with my son. I always send him a message of GOD BLESS YOUR DAY 
June 27, 2015
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Q4. I keep the word of GOD in my heart and And as much as I can put it to practice in my day to day life
June 27, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles I will be praying for your health Julie. God bless
June 28, 2015
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin (1) I believe that setting a quiet time aside for daily reading of the Scripture and attending a good Bible-based church every week is essential in keeping me on track to maintain a consistent prayer life. Talking to the Lord each morning, throughout the day, before I eat, and at bedtime reminds me of who and what must be my priority in life. (2) God has pulled me out of some horrible situations and He has saved my life numerous times. He has also prepared me to face some terrible trials by allowing me to experience smaller ones before I had to face the most difficult ones. (3) I often have to remember that my walk with Christ was taken in baby steps; others may not be where I am in my walk or may not walk with Christ at all. First I must ask the Lord for wisdom before I speak; speaking in a manner that glorifies the Father, yet be bold in my response. If I do not live by example, then my words mean nothing.
June 29, 2015
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider Thank you so very much, Dianna! I appreciate your kindness!
June 29, 2015
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin   (4) Christ has spoken to me during prayer, during reading Scripture, during worship, and through His wisdom in others. He has even quieted me when I was angry. Our Lord has changed me into who I am happy to finally be, and I am grateful that He is still working on me. I can improve my spiritual ears by praying often, talking to Him daily, confiding my concerns in Him and asking for wisdom, and by being still enough to listen, which means busying myself less, being less distracted by TV and noise, and just waiting on Him. (5) I can let Christ's light shine through me by being kind, sensitive, humble, showing empathy for others, be compassionate by helping others in need, serving at my church, and praying with others. I can try to inspire others when they lack confidence in themselves or just need an ear to listen and a shoulder to lean on.
June 29, 2015
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin I agree with you, Julie.  I have just joined this Bible study and find it both educational and refreshing.  Pastor Dion is an amazing teacher!
June 29, 2015
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin I find the same thing, Dianna!  A day that begins with prayer and devotionals keep me focused on His will and His way, and makes me a much more pleasant person.  :)  
June 29, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles I absolutely love listening to the bible study. Pastor Dion does a great job. 
June 30, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles It's true, on the days I dont get to my prayers and devotionals it's much harder to get through.
June 30, 2015
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Keeba Souto
Keeba Souto 1) I found that as I became too busy for the Lord, I started to become lukewarm and allowed the enemy to influence me. Since then, I have devoted time first thing in the morning and right before I go to sleep to spend time with the Lord in prayer. It is important to give time to pray so that we can carry is word and teaching with us in our every day lives. 4) I tell people all the time that God speaks to me. I cannot tell you how many times I will look at an item, leave my house and realize God was telling me to take that item with me. Also, he has spoken to me through christian songs, friends, devotional, and through his word. I try to live my life the way the Lord says we should and continue to battle the enemy every step of the way.
July 3, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd We've also found, Keeba, that all things go better for us when we set aside the time at the beginning of the day for Him!
July 3, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd " I often have to remember that my walk  with Christ was taken in baby steps; others may not be where I am in my walk or  may not walk with Christ at all." - always good to remember, I think :)!
July 3, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Yes, Julie, you are in our prayers <3.
July 3, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd That is wonderful, Dianna, so many amazing things happen when we listen to Him, even with the things that seem small and silly :).
July 3, 2015
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider thank you so very much.
July 3, 2015
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Keeba Souto
Keeba Souto Amen Sylvia...Amen
July 4, 2015
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you Pastor!
July 17, 2015