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Bible Brain Teaser #2

Hey Neighbor,

Here’s Another Bible Brain Teaser…This One is kinda Tough!!

There are the names of 22 books of the Bible in this paragraph. See how many you can find.

***** Have Fun!!

One man from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his john boat. Roy Clark studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine Victs mentioned it in her column once. One woman judges the job to be so involving, she brews a cup of tea to help calm her nerves. There will be some names that are really easy to spot … that’s a fact. Some people will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since the book names are not necessarily capitalized. The truth is, from answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or scholar to see some of them at the worst. Something in our genes is responsible for the difficulty we have. Those able to find all of them will hear great lamentations from those who have to be shown. One revelation may help, books like Timothy and Samuel may occur without their numbers. And punctuation or spaces in the middle are normal. A chipper attitude will help you compete. Remember, there are 22 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in this paragraph.

*****

Don’t Give Up!!

Take a break and Try again Later…LOL!!

Until Tomorrow…When I post the ANSWERS,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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More ‘Sunday School’ Humor – LOL!!

-Allow the little ones to come to Me, and do not forbid or restrain or hinder them, for of such [as these] is the kingdom of heaven composed.
(Matthew 19:13)

Hey Neighbor,

I wanted to share another Sunday School Story that I read. It’s Funny and it’s Just one more reason for Us to take the children to Sunday School!!

Here’s the Story…

A Sunday school teacher was carefully explaining the story of Elijah the Prophet and the false prophets of Baal. She explained how Elijah built the altar, put wood upon it, cut the steer in pieces and laid it upon the altar. And then Elijah commanded the people of God to fill four barrels of water and pour it over the altar. He had them do this four times.

“Now, said the teacher, “can anyone in the class tell me why the Lord would have Elijah pour water over the steer on the altar?”

A little girl in the back of the room raised her hand with great enthusiasm. “To make the gravy,” came her enthusiastic reply.

LOL!!

Hope You Laughed…Too!!

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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God Called In David’s RSVP!!

-THE LORD said to Samuel, How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided for Myself a king among his sons-
(1Samuel 16:1)

Hey Neighbor,

It’s Wednesday…And You Can Get Over The Hump!!

This ‘Wednesday’s Word’ is about David, my favorite bible Character. No doubt this lesson will be the first of many more relative to this ‘Awesome Dude.’

I shared a little humor last week about how God can use Us, although We are imperfect. That Lesson (God Wants You 👈!!) showed Us that David, amongst many other bible characters, was imperfect…yet useable, in God’s economy. David had these three strikes against him. But God didn’t count him out…Hallelujah!!

1. David had an affair w/Bathsheba
2. David was too young.
3. David’s Armor didn’t fit.

Today We will address Strike #2 – David Was Too Young!!

Here’s Wednesday’s Word…

King David began to reign, as King of Israel when he was 32 years old, but He was anointed by God while still in his teens.

David was handpicked by God to replace King Saul, who God had rejected as King because of his continual disobedience.

In Verse 1 (1 Samuel 16:1), We see where God redirects Samuel, who was very disappointed with King Saul and was grieving, exceedingly over his friend, Saul because of his ‘Faith-Failures.’

So…God had sought out and had chosen David, a ‘man after His own heart,’ yet David did not receive an invitation to his own ‘Anointing Party.’ LOL!!

God had instructed Samuel to invite Jesse, David’s Father to the sacrifice…along with ‘ALL’ of his 8 sons, but Jesse neglected to invite David because he was just, too young.
See…David was the baby boy in the family, and had spent most of his time out in the field, tending to his father’s sheep.

Also…Jesse did not believe that the Lord would choose little David…Nor did Samuel!! In Fact…God did not even make Samuel aware, beforehand, which of Jesse’s sons he was to anoint.

God was doing His ‘Walk by Faith’ thing again…telling Samuel to – GO- and I’ll show you ‘what’ you shall do…and ‘who’ you shall anoint, when You get there!!

I Love It…God is So Cool!!

So Samuel was ever ‘faith-full’ and obedient, as He went forth and waited for the Lord to confirm the identity of the ‘man’ after His own heart. Prior to the Sacrifice, all of Jesse’s sons – minus David- had been, cleaned up…and consecrated for this most holy occasion…where each of the boys would be introduced, individually, and presented to Samuel, the Prophet.

First came Eliab, but…God rejected Eliab!!

Then came, Abinadab…but God rejected Abinadab!!

Then came, Shammah…but God rejected Shammah!!

So after seven of Jesse’s eight sons had passed before Samuel…God rejected each of them!!

Then Finally, Samuel realized that Jesse had failed to RSVP a seat for the youngest…yet… the chosen son.

-Then [he] said to Jesse, Are all your sons here? [Jesse] said, There is yet the youngest; he is tending the sheep. Samuel said to Jesse, Send for him; for we will not sit down to eat until he is here-
(1 Samuel 16:11)

When David arrived, in his shepherd’s clothing, not yet washed, nor consecrated, and as he passed before Samuel, The Lord confirmed the identity of ‘His Chosen Man.’ “The Lord said [to Samuel], Arise, anoint him; this is he” (1Sa 16:12)…w/sheep smell and all…

So Samuel Arose and anointed David with oil, in the presence of his brothers and his father. Although Jesse, Samuel and his brothers had rejected David, deeming him unworthy and unfit to reign as King, because they looked at his outward appearance…God saw his heart (his intents and thoughts) and had Approved and Accepted him!!

The World looked at David…and saw a ‘boy’ who was Too Young…Too Short…and Too Dirty…

But God looked at David…and saw a ‘Man’ with a ‘heart’ for God!!

God Saw that David was ‘Righteous’…He believed in, trusted in and relied on God!! David would later, in his life, become the writer of most of the Psalms…where in so many of them, he revealed his heart to God and proclaimed His Love for God!!

Sure David may have appeared to be Young, dirty, and maybe even short, but God had chosen him…hand-picked him…prepared a table…filled his cup…and…reserved his seat…as ‘His Anointed’ King of Israel!!

WOW!!

-You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over- (Psalm 23:5)

God IS So Awesome!!

He Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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A Little ‘Sunday School’ Humor – LOL!!

-Allow the little ones to come to Me, and do not forbid or restrain or hinder them, for of such [as these] is the kingdom of heaven composed. And He put His hands upon them, and then went on His way-
(Matthew 19:13)

Hey Neighbor,

I wanted to Share This Sunday School Story with You that I read this Weekend.

It’s really cute…and it’s just another reason to bring the children to Sunday School.

Lol!!

Here’s The Story…

Little Bobby was spending the weekend with his grandmother. His grandmother decided to take him to the park on Saturday morning. It had been snowing all night and everything was beautiful. His grandmother remarked…”doesn’t it look like an artist painted this scenery? Did you know God painted this just for you?”
Bobby said, “Yes, God did it and he did it left handed.”

This confused his grandmother a bit, and she asked him “What makes you say God did this with his left hand?”

“Well,” said Bobby, “we learned at Sunday School last week that Jesus sits on God’s right hand!”

…Too Funny!!

I Hope You Enjoyed a Little laughter…I Sure Did!!

Until Tomorrow, When we Will Share ‘Wednesdays’ Word’ Together,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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If You Are A Believer…Then You Are ‘Saved!!’

-But truly, she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father but not of my mother; and she became my wife. When God caused me to wander from my father’s house, I said to her, This kindness you can show me: at every place we stop, say of me, He is my brother-
(Genesis 20:12-13)

Hey Neighbor!!

Sunday’s Trivia Question Was:

What two Bible Characters Were both Husband and Wife…And also Sister and Brother??

Answer: Abraham and Sarah

Yes…Abraham and Sarah were indeed Married-Siblings. According to Genesis 20:12, Sarah Was Abraham’s ‘half-sister.’

They shared the same father, Terah…but they had different mothers…and from time-to-time, they neglected to share the whole truth about their relationship…In other words…They Lied!!

We see in Verse 13, Abraham and Sarah connived together, and agreed to tell this lie about their relationship…”every place they stopped”…and yet God still called Abraham ‘Faith-Full,’ and a ‘Friend of God.’

So…Why did God call Abraham ‘Friend’ in James 2:23??

…Why does the Bible call Abraham the Father of Our Faith in Romans 4:16??

Because Although Abraham was an imperfect individual…an incestuous, liar…guilty of sin…deserving of death…
HE BELIEVED IN GOD…by Faith!!

-And he [Abram] believed in (trusted in, relied on, remained steadfast to) the Lord, and He counted it to him as righteousness
(right standing with God)-
(Genesis 15:6)

It wasn’t because of Abraham’s perfect life or his excellent behavior…or his attempts and efforts (his works) to try to behave and live a ‘saved’ life that God considered him righteous!!

But is Was Because Abraham BELIEVED in God…Even Though Abraham was still lying and living a ‘jacked-up’ life…

We cannot make ourselves Righteous…no matter how ‘saved’ or ‘holy’ We ‘strive’ to live.

We can only BELIEVE unto Righteousness…by Faith!!

-For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God-
(Ephesians 2:8)

So On Your Very Best Day…When You’ve ‘Strived’ to Be Your ‘Holiest’ – When You’ve repented and prayed first thing in the morning…

When You’ve gone out and fed the hungry and clothed the poor…

When You’ve said all the right words…blessing and edifying Your sisters and brothers in Christ…

When You’ve avoided the alcohol and drugs…

When You’ve passed on playing that hand of ‘Spades’…

When You’ve resisted the temptation to lust after that attractive man or woman…

When You’ve Gone to Prayer Service…and Prayed…Danced…and Shouted!!

…And When You’ve made it home, at the end of the day to bless Your family, pray and repent again for all the sins that You’ve committed and also for those You’ve omitted, before going to bed…

God says all these good and wholesome efforts and attempts at striving to attain righteousness are like filthy, greasy rags!!

-We are all infected and impure with sin.
When we display our righteous deeds,
they are nothing but filthy rags.
Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall,
and our sins sweep us away like the wind.-
(Isaiah 64:6)

We are not ‘saved’ By Our Works – Our Best Efforts to avoid Sin and to Repent from sin are Not an Acceptable Sacrifice to God!!

Praise God that ALL of Our Current Sins…And ALL of Our Future Sins, Have Already Been ‘Whited-Out’ By the Blood of Jesus!!

Because of His ‘Free’ Gift…

From God…To the Believer-

Called GRACE!!

We are ‘saved’ by God’s Grace…through faith…when We BELIEVE in God’s Son, Jesus Christ!!

-Namely, the righteousness of God which comes by believing with personal trust and confident reliance on Jesus Christ (the Messiah). [And it is meant] for all who believe. For there is no distinction-
(Rom 3:22)

So Righteousness is meant for ‘ALL’ BELIEVERS!!

And…So, there is no distinction between circumcised and uncircumcised…there is no distinction between drunk and sober…there is no distinction between Abstinent, Virgin…and Adulterous, fornicator!!

God says The Sinner is ‘Made Right’ when He Believes…not when He ‘Gets Right’…and not when He begins to ‘Live Holy!!’

We are ‘Made Holy’ ONLY Because Christ IS Holy…and ONLY because Christ Dwells on the inside of Us, by His ‘Holy’ Spirit!!

We are Made Fully, Totally, and Completely, Righteous when We ‘BELIEVE’ In Jesus Christ…And Confess that He IS Our Lord!!

So When That Alcoholic Believes and Confesses that Jesus is his Lord…He is ‘Saved’ even though he hasn’t yet, quit drinking…

When That Prostitute Believes and Confesses that Jesus Christ is her Lord…She is ‘Saved’ even though she hasn’t yet, quit turning tricks…

-Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
(Romans 10: 9-10)

So No Matter What our External Condition Is…

Before Jesus…

Our Internal Condition is Changed…After Jesus!!

He Makes Us ‘Holy’ Inside…Even Though Our External Condition is Yet…unchanged!!

After We Believe In Jesus and We Confess Him with Our Mouth…Then…The Holy Spirit comes to live in EVERY single one of Our hearts…circumcising our hearts…convicting US of sin…and convincing Us that habitual sin is not acceptable for Our New Lives…and He Transforms Us…from the inside out…by renewing Our Minds with the ‘Saving’ Truth of God’s Word!!

Jesus Justifies Us…and ‘Makes’ it Just-as-if We have Never…Ever Sinned!!

Just Like The Alcoholic…never drank!!

Just like the Prostitute…never turned a trick!!

God Does Not Condemn Us Because We Battle with Our Flesh…Nor because We are Imperfect…Because Jesus Christ has Cleansed Our Hearts and He has Perfected Us!!

…And The Holy Spirit is Transforming Us…from the inside-out…So Let The Holy Spirit have HIS Way in Your Life…cooperate with HIM…and Let HIM finish ‘HIS’ Job!!

Jesus Loves You and If You Have Received Him…You Have Believed unto Salvation!!

Believer, We WILL Be in Heaven, Together!!

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Bible Brain Teaser – Answers!!

Hey Neighbor,

It’s Answer Day!!

Here are the names of the 16 books of the Bible from Yesterday’s Bible Brain Teaser.

Sentence 1 – Mark (1) (remark)
Sentence 2 – Luke – (2) (lulukept)
Kings (3) – (lookingso) Acts (4) -(facts) and Revelation (5)
Sentence 3 – James (6) (jamespecially)
Sentence 4 – Ruth (7) – (truth) and Numbers (8)
Sentence 5 – Job (9)
Sentence 6 – Amos (10) – (amost)
Sentence 7 – Esther (11) – (Yesthere)
Sentence 8 – Judges (12)
Sentence 9 – Titus (13) – (admititusually) and Lamentations (14)
Sentence 10 – Hebrews (15) – (shebrews)
Sentence 11 – Peter (16) – (competerelax)

I hope You Enjoyed The Brain Teaser!!

Here is a Bible Trivia Question For You…

What two Bible Characters Were both Husband and Wife…And also Sister and Brother??

Leave a Comment to Submit Your Answer!!

I Will Share the Answer With You Tomorrow and We will explore more about this Complicated Relationship Between these Married-Siblings.

Until Tomorrow…

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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