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Alpha II - A Study in the Book of Philippians begins Monday, June 26 through August 21, 2017 
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Glory Invasion Power Prayer and Worship Meeting
 
Second Tuesday of the Month
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Young Adults Meeting
Ages 18-35
 
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Glory Invasion Power Prayer and Worship Meeting
 
Last Tuesday of the Month
7:00 - 9:00 PM  - Tabernacle of David Service of Devotional Worship

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**Overcomers 
A 12-step program ministry that will help you get free from addictive behaviors of all kinds.

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Healing Rooms
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FRONTLINE YOUTH MINISTRY
Gym opens @ 7:00 pm
Meeting begins @ 8:00pm
Ages 12-18yrs


 
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Brooklyn, NY 11220
 
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Rev. Roger McPhail, Sr. Pastor

 

 
 
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Stay in the Word - Week of December 31, 2017

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THE WORD

Weekly Daily Devotional

Week of December 31, 2017

 

  

Monday – 1 Chronicles, Chapter 2

1.David's sisters, Abigail and Zeruiah are probably mentioned because their  children played an important role in the formation and development of Israel.   David's nephews supported him in battle as he rose to the throne. (Vs. 16) Let  us think of our family line, and the important role descendants played in our  lives. Each life has meaning, and it all intertwines to bring about God's purposes.

2.Not having children was seen as a great misfortune in Hebrew culture. (Vs. 32)
 This was probably mentioned so that others would see that  Jether was an  unfortunate man.

3.Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage  to his servant because he had no  sons. (Vs. 34-35) This was a way to keep the property in the family. He could  give his property to his daughters but after marriage it would belong to their  husband. (See. Num. 27:1-8) He could designate a servant to be an adoptive  heir, just as Abraham did before he had a son of his own. Therefore, he adopted  his servant and then gave  his daughter to him in marriage. 

4.Concubines had fewer privileges than a primary wife but being on the   genealogical list guaranteed proper care, food, clothing, and freedom in case of  mistreatment. (Vs. 46)

Tuesday - 1 Chronicles , Chapter 3

1.During the closing days of Judah's history the transition from one king to  another was sometimes made under difficult circumstances. (Vs. 3:16) The reign  of Zedekiah, the last king of Judah, came to an end with the exile into Babylonia.
 Today, let us pray for our president and leaders around the world for God to  move upon their heart to do what is right and just for all.

Wednesday - 1 Chronicles, Chapter 4

1.To the Hebrew way of thinking, Jabez was a "born loser." His name literally  means "pain." In spite of this, he was honored because of his relationship with  God. (Vs. 9-10) What more could anyone want, but to have honor because of  a relationship with God! Glory! 

2.The example of Jabez shows that God blesses those who faithfully call on him.  (Vs. 9-10) Jabez demonstrates that God's blessings and protection do not come  automatically, but occur because of our commitment to Him and His cause on  earth, and as a result of our daily prayers. 

3.Let us mark the Jabez prayer in our Bible, and pray it every day!

Thursday, 1 Chronicles, Chapter 5

1.As firstborn son, Reuben could have had tremendous privileges. Unfortunately  his actions caused him to lose that so he could not be listed in accordance with  his birthright. (Vs. 1) Sin can destroy God's best for us. Because of Jesus, and  our relationship with Him, we can be forgiven and set free. But we may still suffer  the consequences. 

2.Simeon and Levi, second and third in line, could not lead the Israelites   because their vengeance endangered the clan's safety. (Vs. 2) 

3.Throughout Chron. the truth that disobedience and sin brings judgement and  troubles, where obedience and faithfulness brings peace and blessings is   brought out powerfully. (Vs. 25-26) This should motivate us to fear God and obey  the Holy Spirit's leadership and promptings. 

Friday - 1 Chronicles, Chapter 6

1.This Chapter gives us the descendants of Levi, the line of high priests. The  sons of Levi were chosen by God for spiritual service in the tabernacle and  temple. (Vs. 1) 

2.Worshiping God in song is a form of ministry to Him. (Vs. 32) God is very  pleased with this, and through singing we present ourselves to Him in faith and  love. (See Eph. 5:19) Let us open our mouths and worship the King of Kings!  Sing to Him today!

3.Fellow Israelites were assigned to all other duties in the Tabernacle, the house  of God. (Vs. 48) But Aaran and his descendants were the ones who presented  the offerings on the altar. (Vs. 49) 

4.The Levites were a reminder that God had given the promised land to Israel.  (Vs. 54) 

Saturday - 1 Chronicles, Chapter 7

1.Sheerah, whose name meant kinswoman had to have been an outstanding  woman to have been mentioned at all in this patriarchal society. (Vs. 24) She  supervised a construction project, which was not normal for a woman in those  days. However, if we read Proverbs 31:10-31 we can see what was considered  to be an outstanding woman. 



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