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Ephesians 1

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Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:


Ephesians 1- Intro.








.Background on the city of Ephesus


.Paul’s prayer

.Plymouth Rock





.Church of England

.Some history of the Puritans and their rejection of the Church of England [Anglican] keeping some of the High Church practices of the Catholic Church



NEW- [Notes- corrections? Below]


Intro- Ephesus was the capitol city of the Roman province of Asia- it was one of the top cities of the day [Like Rome- Corinth- Alexandria- etc].

It was a major commercial center because of a port to the Aegean sea- [Now silted up]


And if you remember my Acts study- the famous temple of Diana was located there- which was considered to be one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/08/09/acts-19/ 


 Paul spent more than 2 years there and he probably penned this letter while sitting in jail at Rome [House arrest]

I actually just covered the history of this in my study on the book of Acts- so I thought it fitting to now start a new study on the letter the apostle wrote to this Christian community.


Chapter 1-

Paul begins the letter acknowledging God’s sovereignty in his own calling-


Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:


His own conversion was an example of God’s choice- God converted Paul that day on the Damascus road- when Paul was on the way to persecute Christians- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/04/18/acts-9/ 


So his own experience is seeing God picking him- not based on his [Paul’s] own choice-

And Paul reminds the believers that is the same choice of God that picked them as well-

Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Ephesians 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

The doctrine of predestination is clearly taught in this passage-

It has been a hotly debated doctrine thru out the history of the church-

But it is simply stated in the above passage- God chose us to become his children- before the world was made.


Yet- the purpose of God is greater than us- people in time- who have believed-

God’s greater purpose is reconciling all creation to himself thru Christ- who was/is the eternal Logos who himself made all things-

Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one ALL THINGS in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

Paul also speaks of this redemption of creation in his letter to the Romans- https://ccoutreach87.com/romans-updated-2015/ [see chapter 8]


The scope of what God has done in Christ is difficult to grasp at the start- and the apostle prays that their spiritual eyes might be able to see the bigger picture-

Ephesians 1:15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

Ephesians 1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

Ephesians 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

Ephesians 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

Ephesians 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, [facebook- overblog- see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/11/30/ephesians-1/https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/11/30/ephesians-1/ ]

The raising of Jesus from the dead and his ascension to the right hand of the throne of God shows us that ultimate rule and authority are now exercised in the kingdom of God-

A kingdom that is above all others-

Ephesians 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

This authority given to Jesus Christ has also been delegated to us- the body of Christ-

We are the community of people where the Spirit of God resides- Jesus being the head of the church- we being the Body- and all things having been put under his feet- speaks of all authorities being

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MONDAY [roll out]


FBI investigation into Trump- [More videos below]



[I realize it is not an FBI investigation- but what is called a special prosecutor- but I think it sounds better- also- this might be the last one for today- I just got off my roof- and I’m loaded with roofing tar as I type- yes I’m doing the roof]


I realize our country [USA] is divided- but I get mad when I see the media purposefully overlook some tragedies [examples on video] while joyfully covering others.


It’s the game that many in the country see as ‘fake news’.

I talked about the current investigation into Trump- not that there are not some valid reasons for it- but the actual history of how we got here.


Fake reports given to the FBI [Russian Dossier] how these fake reports- paid for by a political party [DNC] were used to illegally obtain warrants on U.S. citizens-





And how the prosecutor in the present case- Mueller- had his own horrendous history while heading up the FBI

It was his agency- that had Intel that could have stopped 911- yet this info was not shared with the CIA.


Mulleur was heading up The FBI when this happened- possibly one of the worst dereliction of duty examples in the history of this country-

Yet- this same man today- is on a so called righteous crusade- which was enabled by fake Russian documents- paid for by a political party-


Then these fake documents were handed over to James Comey- former head of the FBI-

Then James Comey’s friend becomes the lead prosecutor [Mueller] and it was these fake documents that were used to get the warrants on private citizens illegally-


And yet the main stream media will tell you none of this.

So- that's why I made the first [and only?] video for the day-

Just because the main stream media- aka fake news- will never tell you what I just did…




North Beach- https://youtu.be/0EKx6Zu51eQ



  [Ok- I made one more]


As I was checking the news- I read an article about Bob Mueller- I was not aware of his history.

He tried a case against the Hells Angels- and lost the first time around- the jury system obviously believed Mueller was not telling the truth about the defendants [which means they believed he was lying].


He tried the case again- and got 5 convictions- all of which were later overturned-

The article stated that it was obvious the snitches Mueller used- were lying against the Hells Angels- a jury believed this mind you.


Did Mr Mueller knowingly coerce these jail house snitches to lie? [overblog- see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/11/28/monday-5/ ]

If so- that is indeed a crime.

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Sunday sermon

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Matthew 18:20 [Full Chapter]

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.


Sunday sermon- https://youtu.be/6GGDsv8Ecl4





ON VIDEO- [overblog- see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/11/25/sunday-sermon-16/ 


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Wednesday 11-22-17


[roll out- I do the videos and text in one day on these- so you won’t get as much as a regular teaching post- I did make the 1st video the other day- John]

Proverbs 16:3

Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.


Jimmy D- recovery- https://youtu.be/wsUBe4gdrlg



.Free Pizza

.Jimmy was not in jail

.The old hood

.Humility meeting

.Stay in the solution

.Do right

.What do I and Frank Sinatra have in common?

.Charlies Place

.Live in this day [oveblog- see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/11/23/wednesday-5/ ]


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Acts 28

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ACTS 28- [Conclusion of the Act’s study]


Isaiah 25:7

And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations


Acts 28- https://youtu.be/JNtaYP1cqEs






.Stranded on the island

.Melita [Malta] founded by the Phoenicians around 1000 BC

.Paul gets bitten by a snake

.The ‘natives’ think he is being judged

.Then when he doesn’t fall down sick and die-

.They think he is a ‘god’ [Fickle]

.Where did these ‘natives' get the concept of justice? [natural law theory is true]

.Paul functions in the gift of healing

.The ship he takes to Rome has the names ‘Castor and Pollux’- who were they?

.The mythical sons of Zeus

.Paul at Rome

.He makes his case to the Jews

.Some believe- some don’t

Note- when we study church history we realize there was already a church [believers] at Rome before Paul got there

.So we often teach that Paul was not responsible for the church at Rome

.Yet here we see he did introduce some Roman Jews to Jesus- so he certainly played a role

.Paul quotes from Isaiah 6- which in a way sums up the last half of the book of Acts [see my teaching below]


After thoughts-

.Would you go to hell to save the world?

.A talk I had with a homeless friend

.Do we live with a self preservation mentality?

.Are our churches centered around this mentality?

.Your purpose is to fulfil the mission- even if it does not ‘save’ you [The Cross]

.A polarized nation- our times

.Yet- their is a redeemer- Jesus God’s own Son



NEW- As we end the Acts study- I’ll add my past teaching below- and just mention a few things.

The last few chapters was the lead up to the climax- Paul was going to Rome to appeal his case to Nero-


His accusers have been on his trail the whole time-

And as he arrives in Rome- he calls together the Jews to present his case first to them.

He figured they heard all the rumors about him- and wanted to make a defense.


As it turned out- they were not aware of all the stuff he was going thru.

So he presents the gospel to them- some believe- others do not-

Then he quotes one passage out of Isaiah 6-

Acts 28:25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,

Acts 28:26 Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:

Acts 28:27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

Acts 28:28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

It’s interesting- because the whole chapter of Isaiah 6 [posted below in the verses section] sort of sums up Paul’s whole experience in the last half of the book of Acts. [overblog- see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/11/22/acts-28/ ]


He has been going from city to city- desperately trying to persuade his fellow Jews that Jesus is indeed the Christ- the anointed one- the promise that they have been waiting for.

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Sunday sermon

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Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.


Sunday sermon- https://youtu.be/2zCSe0Sicmw 





1Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Dewboy Lister speaks- https://youtu.be/iO-HnGoMV0g



[I made this video as an update- and needed a place to link it-

His name was Lonnie- You’ll have to watch the video to get this]


Genesis 4:10

And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations



ON VIDEO- [Sunday sermon]

.I just read that!

.The real wisdom of Solomon

.Gnostic writings- why they are not scripture

.Solomons temple [and porches]

.White magic?

.Stick to the real source- Holy Scripture

.Have oil [storehouse] with the lamp

.Use social media to impart wisdom

.Not just to advertise your ‘church’ meeting

.New Testament canon

.Luke the historian


.Review of Luke 1

.The angel names the Sons

.Jesus and John

.Mary’s magnificat

.The Virgin Birth


Matthew 12:42

The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.





 I did it a little different this week- instead of teaching from the verses from the Sunday churches- I talked from Luke 1 and tried to give some practical stuff.

We live in a day where we have tools to communicate- like no other generation-


We have access to the ‘world wide web’- yes- though the term sounds outdated- but in reality- we all have the ability to get the message out- world wide.

Churches- preachers- even the average Joe on the street- has their own video recording studio [camera phones]-


Free platforms to upload [YouTube- etc.]

And free blogs to put all of these messages on-

Yet- how do we use these tools for the most part?


Many churches simply advertise their church meetings- which is fine.

Many individuals use these tools to play games- or talk about the latest gossip [or news- which I also do].

All of this is ok in a way- but these tools also have the ability to actually communicate things of value.


And often times we simply let this opportunity fall by the way side.

If the apostle Paul- who wrote actual hand written letters- and had them sent to various churches-

If all he did was write something like ‘I will be speaking at Corinth next Sunday- all are invited to attend'.


Then what impact would his use of the tool of writing have had?

If we opened the bible today- and simply read that- we would have no lasting ability to actually learn  from the things he wrote.


In Luke chapter one- we read the same-

Luke 1:1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,

Luke 1:2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;

Luke 1:3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,

Luke 1:4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.

Luke wrote- used the tools of communication- to actually instruct those who would read his gospel- for 2 thousand years now and counting.


His task was to set in order- lay the message out plainly- then write it- and hopefully it would have a real impact on the hearers.


 Here’s one of the verses I quoted-

Proverbs 21:20

There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.


 We see the storehouse principle here- meaning their is a thing of value- and it is stored up- it is kept in a dwelling- and will be released in it’s proper time. [Facebook- overblog- see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/11/19/sunday-sermon-15/ ]


Jesus rebuked the foolish virgins [they were virgins- meaning set apart]- yet- they had no reserve-

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The teaching post is below- as well as the roll out videos I made today- Instead of making one more video right now [which I’m tempted to do]-

How bout this-

Chief Markle- I just saw that the CCPD officer was not indicted in the killing of a BLACK MAN- by the name of Dewboy Lister- http://www.kiiitv.com/news/local/ccpd-officer-not-indicted-for-fatal-shooting-of-dewboy-lister/492476442 

The family of this man is still demanding answers Chief- RELEASE THE DASH CAM VIDEO-

You asked us to wait- we waited- RELEASE THE DASH CAM VIDEO-


To the DA Mark Gonzalez- how is it possible that the key witness is missing in the tragic killing of Naomi Villarreal-



Is this entire case now in jeopardy?

The woman was murdered and burned in a barrel for heavens sake- how did the local authorities not have this man held for the trial?


Or at least kept tabs on?

What about the drive by shooting last night- http://www.kiiitv.com/news/local/more-than-40-rounds-fired-in-shooting-that-injured-woman-child/492178938 


WE HAVE A CRISIS IN CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS- As anyone with eyes can see.


Below is the post-


Thursday- I made these videos below as a ‘roll- out’ and needed to add them to a post- so here they are-

Update- Theodicy- https://youtu.be/FzV90n8VRZE


The flood- https://youtu.be/0z9lCDzEtCc


Corpus unjustly sues drug companies- https://youtu.be/cw7ez-d_OsU 


Corpus Christi rated least likely city in the USA for opioid prescription abuse- yet one of the few that is suing for that very thing- https://youtu.be/K5hMRkJm4DY 


San Antonio- https://youtu.be/LMdRq9Nhvdk


Corpus Christi record on substance recovery abysmal- https://youtu.be/Sg2k65YITuc


Philippians 2:13

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Isaiah 66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?Isaiah 66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: Isaiah 66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?Isaiah 66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD:


Teaching with friends- https://youtu.be/e_ZBxB3V3-Y






.Claire- George- Albert

.Roger- Junior- Henry

.Roger tells his story

.Cold front?

.Spare change

.75 dollar question

.Rogers idea for the old courthouse

.Soup lady

[overblog- see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/11/17/crisis-in-corpus-christi-texas-3/ ]

Hebrews 13:2

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2"For behold, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you. 3"Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. 4"Lift up your eyes round about and see; They all gather together, they come to you. Your sons will come from afar, And your daughters will be carried in the arms.… Is. 60




News- [World and local] https://youtu.be/CHwRkZeMQ8w



.In defense of Facebook- Google- etc.

.Manafort raid


.James Clapper and the NSA

.Hillary Clinton- wheres’ the special prosecutor?

.James Comey ‘the matter’- Huh?

.Local homeless deaths and the real time unsolved murders- right now in Corpus Christi

.Why is the local media and DA Mark Gonzalez focusing so much on the 40 year old clod case?

.Federal Marshals here

.P.B.S. and N.P.R.

.Very sad indeed

.The Asia tour

.The NPR reporter made reservations at a North Korean restaurant- in China!

.I guess Trumps lying?

.The Biker shootout in Waco


Student from Turkey- https://youtu.be/ApZEkaUftGA



As I was sitting with some homeless friends- a car pulled up. It was a college student from Turkey. He asked the guys if he could take some pictures- he was doing some project on homelessness. I thought it surely was a first [from a person from Turkey] so I turned the camera on- and got a video- of the person who wanted to take pics of us. He thought I too was homeless- but I filled him in- hope you enjoy.


Acts 28- https://youtu.be/JNtaYP1cqEs





I made this teaching video today [11-14-17]- and finished the Acts study.

I usually don’t post these the same day that I make them- but being I did a roll out today [all vid’s- text- same day] I decided to post the video ahead of time.


In the coming week I’ll still post the regular teaching for this chapter.

Note- as most of you know- I review the videos before I post them-

Just to cover my tracks!


I never make threats- or say things that might incriminate me- but I am posting this video before I review it.

I’m worried- because when I talk about local issues- cops- The DA- stuff like that- I’m might slip and say something wrong- but to be honest- I have not checked this video yet.


I just hope the authorities don’t review it- before I get a chance- not saying that I slipped and said something wrong- but you never know?

Enjoy reviewing it brothers- and do me a favor- if you think I need to edit it-

Just let one of my homeless friends know- they will get the message to me.


God bless you all- and once again- I thank you for watching this video- and helping me with the ministry-



Wonderful Media- https://youtu.be/VtfKtv7phtU



.Roy Moore- step down- https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/us/politics/roy-moore-alabama-senate.html 

.Kevin Spacey

.Bush 41- http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/13/politics/george-hw-bush-groping-allegation/index.html 

.The Clintons https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/11/14/cnns-jake-tapper-the-media-treated-bill-clintons-accusers-badly-n2409451



.Fed vehicle on my way home

.Corpus Media

.Questionable homeless deaths in Flour Bluff- were they homicides?

.Clear and present danger


PAST POSTS- [ More news links at bottom of this post]

Being I talked about Turkey today- below are just some of my past posts where the word popped up [that’s why yo see these sections on the posts]-

Though unplanned- yet you might also find some profitable teaching in these sections-


https://youtu.be/7dfLhO2HBf8  anti- Christ [2nd, 3rd John]


ON VIDEO [past posts below]

.See my Hillary drawing [sorry]

.Who is anti-christ?

.Some thought Hitler

.Apostles relate to the bride


.Was John a theological liberal?


.Iraq- Libya


.Sunni- Shia division

.Execution- or human shields- or just murder?


.Docetism refuted



Obadiah 1:7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; that they eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.

https://youtu.be/LaG8b0etYK8  Obadiah


.Peace treaty?

.Leaked emails

.How to skew the polls

.Do I like to lynch Black people?

.The 1 dollar cheese story

.Homeless stuff

.Iran- Yemen- Libya- Syria

.The shores of Tripoli



.Britannia ruled the seas- and lost [overblog- see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/11/15/tuesday-5/ ]


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Sunday sermon

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Matthew 18:10

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.


Sunday sermon-






ON VIDEO- [Mass- Church Unlimited verses]

.The Oso bridge and the water bottle

.My dog Troy [Bear too]

.Stairway to heaven [the song]

.Message to the priests

.Honor God

.Servant leadership

.Paul’s example

.What right did he give up?

.Why are they called synoptic gospels? [Matt.- Mark- Luke]

.Moses seat

.Ministry is not like rising the corporate ladder

.What does the word Christ mean?

.Anointed one [anointing]

.5- fold ministry

.How should leadership operate in the church?

.What is the model Jesus gave us?

.What exactly is the local church?

.The community of believers

.The sacrament of penance


.The question from my daughter

.Are there evil people in the world?

.Original sin

.Killing can never eradicate evil

.There are times for self defense- and the stopping of genocide- when humans engage in war

.But to see the killing of other humans- as the answer- will never work in the long run

.I do not teach pluralism

.Yet we are all created in the image of God



NEW- I taught on the verses from this Sundays Mass [copied below] as well as the verses from Church Unlimited.

Once again- I went too long [about 50 minutes].

In short- the scriptures spoke about leadership in the kingdom- the reading from the Old Testament was a strong rebuke-

Malachi 2:1 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.

Malachi 2:2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.

The priests were abusing their calling as leaders- they were not honoring God- they were corrupting the priesthood-

Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 2:8 But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 2:9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.

And God indeed judged them for this- [facebook- overblog see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/11/12/sunday-sermon-14/ ]

I also mentioned- at the end of the video- the distinction between being children of God- thru Christ-

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Kings 14

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Isaiah 42:19

Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant?

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations


Kings 14- https://youtu.be/Vd56L16USJA





ON VIDEO- [Filmed by the Oso bay]

.The bible page I saw on the ground [yes- they use them for rolling papers]

.Homeless stuff

.The Hermit documentary- Canada- he jumped off the train and lived his whole life by Gully lake

.Jeroboam tells his wife to put on a disguise and go talk to the prophet

.The prophet does indeed have a message for her

.But it’s not ‘good’

.The blind prophet- he ‘sees’ pretty well

.The comment on my Youtube video- was he a cop?

.How did I respond?

.God uses King David as the standard

.Rehoboam’s legacy was bad too

.Practical application for leadership in the church

.Ministry gifts [5-fold]

.Be honest- but at times we forget it

.2 stories from days gone by- Kleberg county jail bible study and my days as a youth pastor for a fundamental baptist church

.I had a new kid in my class- he had a Pentecostal back ground

.He asked me ‘John- I don’t feel the same way when I was first baptized in the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues’

.How did I answer him?


NEW- I’ll add my past teaching below on this chapter-

Just a few notes-

This chapter covers the end of the reigns of king Jeroboam and Rehoboam-


Both of them did wrong- and both of their legacies are indeed tainted.

Jeroboam reigned 22 years over the northern tribes-

Rehoboam reigned 17 years over the southern [Judah]


In the beginning of the video you see a card I found on the ground- it speaks of new beginnings, I hung it on a tree right before I started making the video.


Here’s a verse that would fit with the card-


Ezekiel 43:27


'When they have completed the days, it shall be that on the eighth day and onward, the priests shall offer your burnt offerings on the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you,' declares the Lord GOD."


I guess it fits in some way with the message-

The history of these kings was God removing them- and giving the kingdom to new men-

Yet many of these new men ruined their chances to lead the people in right paths.


Then they too die- and their sons take over the helm.

This is the story of the kings in the Old Testament-

Lots of their kids did bad things too- but down the road we we also see a few shining lights.


People who rose to power- and realized they had a great responsibility under God- and took their roles seriously.

These future kings marked new beginnings for the people under them.


The ultimate fulfillment of a righteous future king will come to pass thru the reign of Jesus Christ- the King of kings and Lord of Lords.

He puts and end to all the things of the past- and he institutes a new beginning- for everyone who will submit to his reign.


We see this in the promises of old things passing away- and new things coming to pass-

A motif we find all thru out scripture-

 18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Is. 43


Thank God for new beginnings.


PAST POSTS- Past teaching I did that would relate to this post- [overblog- see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/11/09/kings-14/ ]



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