Scriptures that have spoken to us

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Deceived by a Lie: 1 Sam 8


1 Samuel 8

1. How Israelites were deceived by a lie:

  1. Israelites took their focus off God - 1 Samuel 8:5a
  2. They lost sight of their calling - 1 Samuel 8:5b
  3. They were deceived by a lie - 1 Samuel 8:20

2. Confirming to the standards of the world

  1. We are constantly under pressure by the world to conform to its standards.
    But what is the world seeking?
    • Love and acceptance
    • Peace, rest
    • Joy, happiness
    • Long life
    • Security
    • Wisdom
  2. Galatians 5:22 – Love, Joy, Peace
  3. Proverbs 3:1, Exodus 20:12 – Long Life
  4. James 1:5 - Wisdom
  5. Psalm 91 : Protection

3. How do we protect ourselves?

  1. Seek the Lord with all your heart – Psalm 119:10
  2. Hide his word in your heart – Psalm 119:11
  3. By living according to His word – Psalm 119:9

Romans 5


Romans 5

  1. Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.
  2. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
  3. Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,
  4. so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Things we say:

Things we say:

Galatians 1

  1. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.

Galatians 2

  1. But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not!
  2. For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
  3. For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God.
  4. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
  5. I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”


Psalm 127


Psalm 127

  1. A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
  2. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.

Psalm 127

  1. Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
  2. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons of one’s youth.
  3. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Ephesians 4:12–15


  1. We do what we can— God does what we cannot
    • Don’t count your sheep whilst you should be asleep
  2. God’s plan for you (to rest) means that you can’t do everything
    • Doing more than God expects brings sleepless nights and anxious toil