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bible study

EnglishRose         Lord Jesus, thank you for this lovely family you have given us at
cfw. May we continue to be blessed by each other as we learn and share. Guide us in our
thoughts and words tonight as we come together to get to know our heavenly father. I thank
you for preparing us to hear your words.

May we receive them with a joyful heart. In Jesus' name Amen.

all i have is hope         father god i thank you amen

EnglishRose         Last week we ended with 2 scriptures from proverbs and I asked
all of you to go away and think about it as your homework. They were: Proverbs 4:23 23

Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.

oatker         amen

EnglishRose         I summarised this with your heart is what determines how your
life goes. Proverbs 23:7 7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “ Eat and drink!” he says to
you, But his heart is not with you. I summarised this one as the way that your heart is going is
the way your life is going.

EnglishRose         so pretty much saying it's all about your heart attitude

oatker     amen

WatchmanPeter         good thing bad things

EnglishRose         now lets read proverbs 4 in full

EnglishRose         1 Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, And give attention
to know understanding; 2 For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law.

3 When I was my father’s son, Tender and the only one in the sight of my mother, 4 He also
taught me, and said to me:

“ Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live. 5 Get wisdom! Get
understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth

6 Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; Love her, and she will keep you. 7 Wisdom is
the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.

8 Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her. 9 She
will place on your head an ornament of grace; A crown of glory she will deliver to you.”

10 Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And the years of your life will be many. 11 I have
taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths.12 When you walk, your steps
will not be hindered, And when you run, you will not stumble. 13 Take firm hold of instruction,
do not let go; Keep her, for she is your life.

14 Do not enter the path of the wicked, And do not walk in the way of evil. 15 Avoid it, do not
travel on it; Turn away from it and pass on.16 For they do not sleep unless they have done evil;
And their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall. 17 For they eat the bread of
wickedness, And drink the wine of violence.

18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun,[a] That shines ever brighter unto the perfect
day. 19 The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble.

Englisrose         and the next bit is my favourite!

EnglishRose         20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my
sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;
2 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. 23 Keep your heart with
all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.

24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you. 25 Let your eyes
look straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you.26 Ponder the path of your feet, And
let all your ways be established. 27 Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from
evil.

EnglishRose         so the keys points here are

all i have is hope         :)

EnglishRose         we have to get our understanding

by asking and listening and then we act upon this in our doing

EnglishRose         bare this in mind as we carry on looking at harness of heart

EnglishRose         I asked you all to think about what your focus is and if there was
anything that affects the norm of our life and causes it to be more natural than supernatural.

EnglishRose         did you receive anything from the Lord?

WatchmanPeter         the troubles of this life

all i have is hope         freedom

EnglishRose         yes me too

EnglishRose         what do u mean hope?

all i have is hope         i am me im in christ and he has done all he has to do

EnglishRose         yes

all i have is hope         for me noeing what he has done sets me free

EnglishRose         great

all i have is hope         if he did it why am i trying

WatchmanPeter         we are free indeed

oatker         the word is a lamp for our feet

EnglishRose         amen

oatker         you were talking about the softening of our hearts now the bridaling

all i have is hope         his foot steps

all i have is hope         let them be isblished

EnglishRose         yes

all i have is hope         how can we unless we understand the path he has walked

all i have is hope         ?

EnglishRose         i would like to share with you waht the Lord showed me

oatker         go go go

EnglishRose         just so u know i do my homework too :)

EnglishRose         I have always been told that quality time with the Lord is better
than quantity. Well I realised this week that it’s simply not true.

EnglishRose         Romans 12:1-2, 1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the
mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is
your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is

EnglishRose         that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

EnglishRose         I know that I know the scriptures and that Jesus has healed me on
the cross but this week I was sick. But you know what, when I got ill all I could think about was
how much work I had to do. I couldn’t understand why I’m sick.

EnglishRose         Then I realised my focus is wrong. I’m so focused on work that
when I needed to release the power Jesus put in me, all that came out was my to do list! My
words from last week came and hit me like a sack of spuds.

EnglishRose         “When we pray for healing or another need. Often we look for
God to change our outward circumstance (the result) with out stopping and asking Him to
change our heart. We try to get an outward answer without an inward change. This doesn’t help.
Things in life build up and snow ball until we are in an avalanche

WatchmanPeter         me too

EnglishRose         ircumstance that causes an outward manifestation. Change your
heart and you will change your life.” I had to laugh at myself…

all i have is hope         :)

all i have is hope         he changes are hearts

all i have is hope         inside out

all i have is hope         not are works not are will

all i have is hope         not are power not are might

EnglishRose         Then the Lord gave me this scripture from Haggai 1:

EnglishRose         3 Then the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet, saying,
4 “Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your panelled houses, and this temple to lie in ruins?
” 5 Now therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts: “Consider your ways!

6 “ You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but
you are not filled with drink; You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns
wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes.”

7 Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Consider your ways! 8 Go up to the mountains and bring wood
and build the temple, that I may take pleasure in it and be glorified,” says the LORD. 9 “You
looked for much, but indeed it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away.
Why?” says the LORD of hosts. “Because of My house that is in ruins, while every one of you runs
to his own house. 10 Therefore the heavens above you withhold the dew, and the earth
withholds its fruit.

11 For I called for a drought on the land and the mountains, on the grain and the new wine and
the oil, on whatever the ground brings forth, on men and livestock, and on all the labour of
your hands.”

EnglishRose         I realised that I was more sensitive to my work and what I had to
get done that I wasn’t sensitive to God. So I can’t be wholly sensitive to earthly work and to
God’s work at the same time. I was wondering why I was struggling to find time to do bible
study and there is my answer!

EnglishRose         I cannot build the Lords house while I run to my own

EnglishRose         Have a think about what you are focused on, if you are ill do you
think about your body and how it feels? Do you remember Abraham was promised children,
even though he and Sarah were over 100 years old and baron? Well the scripture says that he
considered not his own body.

all i have is hope         wow

EnglishRose         u ok hope?

oatker         great

WatchmanPeter         amen

all i have is hope         amen

all i have is hope         yes blessed

EnglishRose         good

EnglishRose         Romans 4:17-21 17 (as it is written, “I have made you a father of
many nations”[a]) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead
and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;

EnglishRose         18 who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the
father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.”[b] 19
And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about
a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sara

oatker         so following our little chat in haggi anything else

EnglishRose         h’s womb. 20 He did not waver at the promise of God through
unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that
what He had promised He was also able to perform.

EnglishRose         what do u mean oat?

oatker         well building the church

all i have is hope         this isnt about that

oatker         working in the ruins

all i have is hope         rose please carry on

EnglishRose         ok

all i have is hope         it speaking to me

EnglishRose         did u get the bit about abraham or shall i recap?

all i have is hope         yes recap

all i have is hope         please

EnglishRose         if you are ill do you think about your body and how it feels? Do
you remember Abraham was promised children, even though he and Sarah were over 100
years old and baron? Well the scripture says that he considered not his own body.

EnglishRose         Romans 4:17-21 17 (as it is written, “I have made you a father of
many nations”[a]) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead
and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;

18 who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations,
according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.”[b] 19 And not being weak in
faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old),
and the deadness of Sara

EnglishRose         h’s womb. 20 He did not waver at the promise of God through
unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that
what He had promised He was also able to perform.

all i have is hope         :'( thank you lord

EnglishRose         I love that, in other words he was so focused on God’s promise
that he didn’t even consider that it wasn’t going to happen for him.

EnglishRose         So this must mean there are some things which we must consider
(God) and some things that we must not consider (things that limit God).

EnglishRose         focus on his promises

all i have is hope         amen

EnglishRose         We must consider the word, otherwise we will be like the person
in James 1 who looks in the mirror.

WatchmanPeter         oh Lord dispel my unbelief

EnglishRose         James 1:19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this:
Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because
human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the
word planted in you, which can save you.22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive
yourselves. Do what it says.23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is
like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and
immediately forgets what he looks like.

EnglishRose         25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives
freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be
blessed in what they do.

EnglishRose         amen to that

all i have is hope         amne

EnglishRose         26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a
tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27 Religion that
God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their
distress and to keep oneself from being p

EnglishRose         polluted by the world.

EnglishRose         Now if we go back to mark 4 and apply this to the 4 types of
ground…

4And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and
devoured it up. this person did not consider God at all so the enemy took it away from them.

5And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up,
because it had no depth of earth: This person heard the word but did not continue to consider
it long enough so it went away as if it was not there.

6But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.  7And
some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. This
person considered the word but also considered other things and therefore became distracted.
They gave power to the other things and this took their authority away. These people are like the
man that looked in the mirror but went away and forgot what he looked like.

8And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought
forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. This person considered God and
continued to consider God’s word. They took the word and they planted it in themselves and
nurtured it by spending

EnglishRose         time with the Lord and building on what they have learnt. This is
like the man that looks intently in the mirror and God helped them have a heart that was
prepared to receive the word because they were faithful with their focus. So they went away and
did what he had shown them.

EnglishRose         What we consider is what we get. In the very first bible study we
talked about the sower being Jesus but also that we could sow the word ourselves into our own
hearts and others.

EnglishRose         We can also sow doubt or cares or other things that are negative.
We must be careful that we do not forget to consider God’s word but also what we do not
consider things that go against Gods word. Otherwise we are sowing our own weeds with our
crop!

EnglishRose         in other words we need to take negative thoughts captive

oatker         good point

EnglishRose         When I was young I did not understand why the Lord allowed the
weeds to grow along side the crop. I thought that surely He could take away the weeds if He
willed. Of course He could, but He has given us free will to consider what it is we want to
consider.

all i have is hope         amen

EnglishRose         If we continue in trying to consider God and focus on doing his
word, then He will bless us. Come the time to harvest our doubt will be pulled up along side our
faith, so that our faith is proven and not our doubt. In other words, we have heard and have
seen the fruits and no longer we doubt.

EnglishRose         Now your homework for this week is to ask the Lord if there are
areas of your life where the soil needs a good plough. Ask Him the scriptures you need to focus
on and if there is anything in your life that you don’t need to consider any more!

EnglishRose         i have a word for each of you

EnglishRose         oat urs is listen 'incline your ear'

EnglishRose         peter yours is seek

oatker         :)

WatchmanPeter         I try

EnglishRose         5 Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away
from the words of my mouth.

EnglishRose         :)P

EnglishRose         and hope your is rest

all i have is hope         :) trying and lpubering to eneter

all i have is hope         laboureing

EnglishRose         Psalm 91 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will
rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

EnglishRose         that whole psalm is for you

all i have is hope         i love it

EnglishRose         i did not know i would give u words

EnglishRose         he just told me lol

EnglishRose         and i also want to make one last point

all i have is hope         you no the last 3 days i have been given me so much word
cofermation

oatker         (})

EnglishRose         great

EnglishRose         oat

EnglishRose         our hearts can be hard in a specific area

EnglishRose         it doesn't mean that u have got it all wrong

EnglishRose         but something we dont have the knowledge in an area

EnglishRose         or we put to much of ourselves into something

all i have is hope         rose the lord has done a great work through you tonight i thank
you for your willingness yo lay be4 him and bring such life

EnglishRose         and God's saying move over i'm in the driving seat

EnglishRose         thanks hope

EnglishRose         so dont be discouraged by ur words

EnglishRose         it's not a performance review

all i have is hope         godhanst got me or you or any one on a chart

WatchmanPeter         thank you Rose for confirming Jerimier 29: verse 13 you will
search for me and when you do-- you will find me.