Can You See the Hand of God in This Circumstance?

OTHPUL-13-130321 - length: 60:00 - taught on Mar, 21 2013

Class Outline:


WELCOME TO BIBLE STUDY

TODAY’S STUDY
Can You See the Hand of God in This Circumstance?
 
Beloved (divinely loved ones), let us love one another (unconditionally), for (unconditional) love is from (the source of) God; and everyone who loves (unconditionally) is born of God and knows God.
 
The one who does not love (unconditionally) does not know God, for God is (unconditional) love.
 
By this (unconditional love) the (unconditional) love of God was manifested in us, that God (the Father) has sent His only begotten (uniquely born) Son (the Lord Jesus Christ) into the world so that we might live (the resurrection life…the Zoe Life) through Him.
 
In this (sending of His Son) is (unconditional) love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
 
Beloved (divinely loved ones), if (1) God so loved us (unconditionally, and He did), we also ought to love one another (unconditionally).
 
No one has seen God at any time; if (3) we love one another (unconditionally…maybe we will and maybe we won’t, we have a choice), God abides in(dwelling) us, and His (unconditional) love is perfected in us.
 
By this we know that we abide in (union with) Him and He in(dwelling) us, because He has given us (the indwelling) of His (Holy) Spirit 
 
We have seen and testify that (God) the Father has sent (God) the Son (manifest as the Lord Jesus Christ) to be the Savior of the world.
 
PRETTY WOMAN CLOSING SCENE
Richard Gere:
So what happens after the prince climbs up the tower and rescues the princess? 
 
Julia Roberts:
She rescues him right back!
 
SECOND INAUGURAL ADDRESS
Abraham Lincoln March 4, 1865
“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us (the ability) to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan …to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”
 
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
 
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,//casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
 
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in (union with the Lord Jesus) Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
 
Have this attitude (this thinking) in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus…
 
Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that alsoto you…

 
It was for freedom that (the Lord Jesus) Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm (in the freedom) and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
 
FOR GOOD from Wicked
ELPHEBA 
I’m limited Just look at me - I’m limited And just look at you You can do all I couldn’t do, Glinda So now it’s up to you…for both of usNow it’s up to you…
 
FOR GOOD from Wicked
GLINDA
I’ve heard it said That people come into our lives for a reason Bringing something we must learn And we are led to those Who help us most to grow If we let them And we help them in return 
 
FOR GOOD from Wicked
GLINDA
Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true But I know I’m who I am today Because I knew you...Like a comet pulled from orbit As it passes a sun Like a stream that meets a boulder Halfway through the wood
 
FOR GOOD from Wicked
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better? But because I knew you I have been changed for good 
 
FOR GOOD from Wicked
ELPHEBA 
It well may be That we will never meet again In this lifetime So let me say before we part 
 
FOR GOOD from Wicked
ELPHEBA 
So much of me Is made of what I learned from you You’ll be with me Like a handprint on my heart And now whatever way our stories end I know you have re-written mine By being my friend…
 
FOR GOOD from Wicked
ELPHEBA 
Like a ship blown from it’s mooring By a wind off the sea Like a seed dropped by a sky bird In a distant wood Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better? But because I knew you
 
FOR GOOD from Wicked
GLINDA
Because I knew you 
BOTH
I have been changed for good
 
FOR GOOD from Wicked
ELPHEBA 
And just to clear the air I ask forgiveness For the things I’ve done you blame me for 
 
GLINDA
But then, I guess we know There’s blame to share
 
BOTH
And none of it seems to matter anymore 
 
FOR GOOD from Wicked
GLINDA
Like a comet pulled from orbit As it passes a sun Like a stream that meets a boulder Halfway through the wood
 
ELPHEBA 
Like a ship blown from it’s mooring By a wind off the sea Like a seed dropped by a bird in the wood 
 
FOR GOOD from Wicked
BOTH
Who can say if I’ve been Changed for the better? I do believe I have been Changed for the better…
 
FOR GOOD from Wicked
GLINDA
And because I knew you... 
 
ELPHEBA 
Because I knew you... 
 
BOTH
Because I knew you... I have been changed…For good…
 
Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.//In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
 
The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed
 
Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.
 
CLOSING PRAYER
Let us pray…
 

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