Kevin Thoman - Assisting Pastor's teaching references for 04/07/2019

Luke 2:21-37 - A Tale of Two Testimonies

Life Lesson (verse Luke 2:21)

God wants to be involved in a life not defined by a moment, but by the mission.

Life Lesson (verse Luke 2:21)

God is the author of good plans for our lives, to those who would walk humbly and diligently seek them.

Life Lesson (verse Luke 2:26)

God wants to comfort you by His spirit, so that the things of this world would not leave you unsettled but reassured in His plan of redemption.

Life Lesson (verse Luke 2:35)

The blessing of the Lord has been birthed in you when He made you an overcomer through His Spirit. This is the greatest part of your testimony!

Jer 29:11 NKJV

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Micah 6:8 NKJV

He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of  you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?

Deut 6:6-7 AMP

6 These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be [written] on your heart and mind. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children [impressing God’s precepts on their minds and penetrating their hearts with His truths] and shall speak of them when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road and when you lie down and when you get up.

2 Tim 2:15 NKJV

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Gal 4:4-5 NKJV

4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born[a]of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

John 14:15-17 NKJV

15 “If you love Me, [d]keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another [e]Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

Is 40:1 (partial) NKJV

“Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” Says your God.

Acts 28:20 NKJV

For this reason therefore I have called for you, to see you and speak with you, because for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.”

Luke 21:25-28 NKJV

25 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

Ps 103:8 NKJV

The Lord is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.

Is 8:14-15 NKJV

14 He will be as a sanctuary,
But a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense
To both the houses of Israel,
As a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15 And many among them shall stumble;
They shall fall and be broken,
Be snared and taken.”

Romans 9:33 NKJV

As it is written:  “Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense,  And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”

Acts 4:11-12 NKJV

11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Romans 6:4 NKJV

Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Luke 2:49 (partial) NKJV

“Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”

Matt 12: 48 (partial) NKJV

“Who is My mother and who are My brothers?”

Col 3:1-3 NKJV

1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Scripture quotations marked "NKJV(tm)" are taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.