Monday, August 28, 2017

Memory Verses - Hebrews 13:17 - Genesis 2:3 - Cut And Chart





Hebrews 13:17
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Creation Of Eve / Family Structure Puzzle






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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Something Was Not Good- What Was It? Lesson Part 2 - Submitting To God's Plan



Genesis  2:24-25
 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.   And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

     
  Last week we talked about how it was not good that man should be alone.  God created Eve from Adam's rib.  Eve had partaken of the fruit that God had said not to eat or touch. Eve offered to Adam, who also partook of the forbidden fruit.  It was then that sin had entered into the world and everything changed for them.

    Adam and Eve were naked in the Garden and did not know it.  It was the first time they knew they were naked. So it was then that they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. 
God called for them, but they hid in fear of God and felt ashamed of themselves.  They could not hide their sin from God,  just as we cannot hide our sin from God today. 

    It was then that Adam blamed his wife for his disobedience to God.  God did not accept that it was all Eves fault, though she should have obeyed her husband.  Eve also blamed the serpent for her sin and God would not accept Eves excuses.  God held each one accountable for the things that had taken place in the garden.  The husband would have to labor harder to make a living, the wife was to submit under the authority of her husband and  also go through pain in child bearing. 

Genesis 3:10-19
 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked?  Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

     Things changed after the disobedience of Adam and Eve.  If Eve wanted to please God with her life she would follow the plan that God had communicated to them.  She would willingly submit herself under the authority of her husband.  She would do this not only to obey God but also to reside under God's protection.  Her husband was also there for her protection.  The world became a dangerous place for them.  The world became a dying place and a violent place.

They had to leave the perfect Garden that God had given them and could no longer eat of the tree of life.  They were driven from the garden and angels stood guard over the tree of life.

Adam  had to plant their own garden by the sweat of his brow and blisters on his hands and tiredness after a long hard day.  This did not exist before sin.

God gave them the plan for pleasing Him, under new circumstances including the yearly sacrifices.
 Adam would submit to God in the leading of His family and at his leading direct his family into the family structure God had laid out to them.   God is pleased  with us when we choose to follow His Word, his way.  Adam was to lead his family and direct His family into the ways of God.

God wants to bless us as we obey Him and trust Him even though it may be hard for us to do.  It's not always easy to put ourselves under the authority of someone else.  To be humble in the sight of God, we must be willing to place ourselves under the  authority he has placed over us.  The man is to protect and love  his  family and provide under God's plan for the family.  The wife and the children are to submit to the authority of the man as He submits to God and gives account to God for our souls. Children are to obey the mother in the home under the authority of the husband.  Though all our equal in importance to God. God has given us a place to serve Him within the family structure.

  The bible teaches husband and wife to submit to one to another.  There are times that the wife protects her husband, that's why the bible teaches us to submit one to another.  The bible teaches us to submit to the authorities in our lives. Though the wife is  not an authority over the man in the family,  He at times submits to her advice because He needs her to take that role under certain circumstances. (An example would be a sick husband or a very tired one.)   
  Your parents are given authority over you, they are there to protect and teach you.  To obey your parents and not grieve their hearts brings joy to God.    God blesses children who bless their parents, even in their old age.  

Hebrews  13:17
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
1Peter 5:5
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

    We know sometimes there are troubles in families- that are very, very difficult,  the bible speaks of these kinds of  situations.  I had some difficult things happen in my childhood, I could of became bitter about them,  though I didn't live perfectly, I continued to cry out to God to change me and to help me do what's right.  I could of become bitter over some things.    I could even become bitter over some things  today, but rather, by the grace of God, choose to seek God and His grace.
    Though none are perfect and we have had bad days, we just continue and ask God to help us to do better.  Stay in the Word of God, love him and obey him.  Our number one goal as Christians is to love and please God with our lives.  If we love God we will love others in both action and word, especially between husband, wife and children.  If we love God we will not be too prideful to follow his plan, his way. 
   If we have fallen short as Christians, in these things,  we must get back up, dust off discouragement.  Move forward into new hope and trust God all over again.  We can have renewed faith and renewed strength knowing we are forgiven of our failures and  can begin again.   
  Let us hold ourselves accountable unto God.  To help us through our difficulties and know that our goals are much bigger than this world. 
  
  Let us seek God today and pray,
Father God,  We come to you and ask you to help us obey the authorities over us with joy and with forgiveness in humbleness.  Help us each one to respect and love them for Christ sake.  Father you know  our difficulties and our hardships, help us to continue in your joy knowing that you work through our problems to make us and mold us into the person you want us to become.  Help us to love and to bring joy to those you have put over us.  I pray these things in the name of Christ Jesus amen.

Memory Verse
Hebrew 13:17
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

Susan Y Nikitenko
August 27th, 2017
Lesson




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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Something Was Not Good- What Was It? Lesson Part 1




Something Was Not Good- What Was It?
Lesson Part 1

        We've been talking about creation and the fall into sin of mankind.  I believe it's important for us to learn a little about Adam and Eve before we go into another biblical true story.  One wonderful thing about our loving God is that He loves us and He cares about how we feel.  I think Adam became very needful of a helper and friend.  He saw all the animals that God had made, every living thing had a mate, but  Adam didn't have one.  God said for the first time, after saying His creation was good, that something was not good.  He said, that it wasn't good for man to be alone.  Adam talked to God all the time, so maybe He asked why He didn't have a mate? 
     God put Adam into a deep sleep and God removed one of his ribs.  Then closed up his flesh and took the rib and formed Eve and brought her to meet Adam.  Adam said something about Eve when He met her.   Adam said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." Genesis 2:23 
    Adam and Eve were the very first creations made in the image of God.  Though all creation was beautiful and spectacular, they were not like the creation of  people. 
Genesis1:26
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
 Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
   Everything was perfect in the garden that God had made them.  No sin had ever been committed, no argument ever happened, only peace and tranquility abounded.  No animal or person had died or grew old during this time in biblical history.
   There was only one rule that God had given for them to obey.  They were allowed to eat of every tree of the garden but they could not eat of one tree,  the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  God warned them that if they did they would surely die.  Adam had a responsibility to tell  his wife about this rule.  I'm sure He took her on long walks and talked about how he named all the animals and how God created the world.  Adam was a spiritual teacher to his wife.  He told her about the rule God had given Him.  She being part of Him was to obey that rule also. 
   Adam and Eve were the first example of Man and Wife and it is through them we learn the way God wants us to think of marriage today.  Adam and Eve did not have parents, God parented them and gave them a warning, do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  He warned them that if they did that there would be serious consequences. 
   While Eve was out enjoying her day.  She was near by the forbidden tree and she noticed a serpent. The serpent talked to her and caught her attention.   The devil had disguised  himself as a serpent and tricked Eve into believing a lie.  He basically convinced her that God was not being honest  and was being selfish.  Eve was told ahead of time not eat of the forbidden fruit but Eve was caused to doubt God.  She took a bite and when Adam came along she offered it to Him and He also ate of it.
   The devil has the power to disguise himself.  The bible teaches us that the devil disguises himself as an angel of light.  He may appear to be very good and even shine like an angel, but He is a deceiver and  a enemy  to God and all believers.  When someone teaches contrary to what the bible teaches, He is a deceiver and is doing the work of Satan. 
    My daughter, was only three years old when she had a very upsetting dream.   She woke startled and fearful.  I comforted her and rocked her and asked her what was wrong.  In her little child voice, she told me an angel was trying to bind her with chains.  I asked her what the angel looked like and she said it was like a normal angel.  I told her it wasn't a good angel if He was trying to put her in chains.  I told her it was just a dream, prayed with her and sang to calm her heart. 
   In this way her dream was true, that Satan does desire to trap us and deceive us.  Just as He did Adam and Eve.  It could be drugs, alcohol, rebellion, wrong priorities or a false doctrine.  There are many things that Satan could use to hinder our walk with God.
     That day, Adam and Eve died spiritually to God and for the first time started to die physically.  Heartache started on the day they sinned because God was not happy with them and guilt filled their heart. 
     Sin always brings heartache and trouble.

Adams sin brought sin upon all mankind and because of this , we are all born in our sins.  All people need a Saviour.  God gave his only begotten Son to pay for our sins upon a cruel cross of suffering.  He paid our sin debt. 
   
We will all have a day to die and the question is "where will we go?"  Heaven or Hell.  God wants every person to be saved.  He's not willing that any should perish.   He leaves that decision up to you.  Don't believe the devil.  Jesus loves you and wants you to trust Him right now.  

Father God, I come to you in the name of your Son Jesus Christ,  I ask if there is anyone here that has fallen into some temptation, or has been pulled away from you in any way, that you will speak to their hearts today.  I pray they will come back to you with a renewed heart.  I pray that you will heal their hurts.  I pray that you would deliver them from evil.  I pray that you will save the souls of those seeking forgiveness and salvation.  Open hearts to your truth today and break the binds of sin.   In the name of Christ and His shed blood I pray this.  Amen
 


 Susan Y Nikitenko
August 19th, 2017
Lesson

Galatians
 1:8-9 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.


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Sunday, August 13, 2017

I Wonder What Adam Had to Say






Genesis 2:7
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Genesis 2:15
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it

I Wonder What Adam Had To Say

God made the seas  that sparkle in the light of a bright new morning,
 The reflecting sunset setting side a glowing moon at peace,
He made the stars to shine above in a dark wide sky, I wonder why.
He made the feeling of rest, just being blest in a silent pleasant breeze.

God made trees with fancy leaves, filled with fruit and nuts to taste;
And the thrill of  the rolling hills, that shine bright in clover red.
He made the sheep that graze an oasis of peaceful waters;
And the deer with her fawn upon a leafy forest bed.

I wonder what Adam had to say, when he woke up on that day;
To see for the first time the great creation, that God had made.
He was formed from the dust of the ground, woke up to sight and to sound;
I'm sure He was awed at the good works of God, on that great day.

God made the crickets to sing together on the summer nights,
The rooster to crow good-morning  with a how do you do. Cockeldoodledoooo
He made the birds with wings , they love to  fly and to sing all day.
He made forests  and streams, waters that fall and ev'ry day new.

He made the day and the night, He made everything right;
The lizard, the frog, the ox , the dog, and the kitten so small.
The rowdy chipmunk, the squirrel and the skunk, but it didn't stink;
The bird and the beasts, the great and the least,  God made them all

I wonder what Adam had to say, when he woke up on that day;
To see for the first time the great creation, that God had made.
He was formed from the dust of the ground, woke up to sight and to sound;
I'm sure He was awed at the good works of God, on that great day.

 He woke up to God, who gave him a face  in a perfect place.
 He woke up to a blue sky, cranes flying by, the grass at his feet;
Elephants, kangaroos, chimpanzees  and zebras too.
He walked in the garden by the trees, found lots of food to eat.

All the animals gathered around Him, he gave each one a name;
The bunny, the bat, the raccoon, the cat, and the tiger too.
 He could set back and rest and knew he was blest, in his new world;
In the garden that God had made him, He had plenty to do.

I wonder what Adam had to say, when he woke up on that day;
To see for the first time the great creation, that God had made.
He was formed from the dust of the ground, woke up to sight and to sound;
I'm sure He was awed at the good works of God, on that great day.

Susan Y Nikitenko
August 12th/13th 2017
Poem Song



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