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Comforted in Your Cave

Psalm 142 (ESV)

March 29, 2020 • Jon Adams

Psalm 142 English Standard Version (ESV) You Are My Refuge A Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer. 142 With my voice I cry out to the Lord; with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord. 2 I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him. 3 When my spirit faints within me, you know my way! In the path where I walk they have hidden a trap for me. 4 Look to the right and see: there is none who takes notice of me; no refuge remains to me; no one cares for my soul. 5 I cry (זָעַק (zā·ʿǎq): (qal) cry out in distress ) to you, O Lord; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” 6 Attend to my cry (rinnah – cry of joy), for I am brought very low! Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me! 7 Bring me out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name! The righteous will surround me, for you will deal bountifully with me.

Life Lessons

James 4:13-17 (ESV) • May 31, 2020 • Jon Adams

James 4:13-17 English Standard Version (ESV) 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

Comforted and Filled with Joy

2 Corinthians 1:23-24 (ESV) • May 24, 2020 • Jon Adams

2 Corinthians 1:23-24 English Standard Version (ESV) 23 But I call God to witness against me—it was to spare you that I refrained from coming again to Corinth. 24 Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith.

How Is Your Focus?

2 Corinthians 1:12-14 (ESV) • May 17, 2020 • Tim Barton

2 Corinthians 1:12-14 (ESV) 12 For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you. 13 For we are not writing to you anything other than what you read and understand and I hope you will fully understand— 14 just as you did partially understand us—that on the day of our Lord Jesus you will boast of us as we will boast of you.