Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Devotions Preached At The Gospel Mission In 2010

I thought it might be profitable for me to start keeping track again of the devotionals I preach at the Gospel Mission for several reasons. I didn't think to do this until partway through the month of February, so I really can't remember the first few messages preached in January or what dates I covered my first few devotionals in February. The dates where I have two devotionals listed are days that I preached at both lunch and supper.

One of the main reasons I want to start keeping track again of the devotionals preached is so I can easily check the lists to find the last time I touched on a certain theme or passage of Scripture.

Sometimes I use devotionals that I receive in my emails (such as from Days Of Praise) that I have adapted; sometimes I re-use an older study of mine (which I may have modified); and other times I preach a brand new message. I will post those lists of devotionals preached here for those who may be interested, with links to those I have typed up (I will also add the link to ones I post later).

In September, the Mission Chaplain wanted to do something new, and we started a series on the book of James, where each staff member preaching devotionals would cover the next section of the book. This was to create a bit of continuity between most of the devotionals preached. It has been a challenge, but the renewed interest by the clients and the increased build up in Bible knowledge since then has been well worth it. In 2011, after James we tackled Ruth, two weeks on the theme of Thanksgiving, 1 Samuel, a week of staff sharing their testimonies, the first ten chapters of Proverbs, Old Testament passages prophecying about the coming Messiah and their fulfillment (a different approach to the Christmas story), then we started 2 Samuel.

February 2010:

- The Work of thy Hands (plus some comments on verses from Ps 68)
- Eye to Eye and Faith to Face
12th - Resting On The Promises
13th - The Song Of The Altar
15th - True Friendships (Jesus)
18th - First half of My Victory Over Depression
19th - Second half
21st - What God Wrote
27th - A Psalm Of Guidance (Psalm 25) (I covered the whole Psalm, but this linked study only contains the first part of the message preached)
28th - Continue

March 2010:

1st - Choices (1 Kings 19, Deut 30, Josh 25)
6th - Real Success (Phil 3; Jer 9:23-24)
7th - Psalm 19
- Six Questions In Romans 8:31-39
8th - The Story Of Four Gardens: The Garden Of Eden (first half)
9th - The Story Of Four Gardens: The Garden Of Eden (second half)
13th - Blessed Is
14th - The Story Of Four Gardens: The Garden Of Gethsemane (first half)
15th - The Story Of Four Gardens: The Garden Of Gethsemane (second half)
22nd - The Story Of Four Gardens: The Garden With The Empty Tomb
25th - Psalm 90
- Mustard Seeds And Mountains
29th - The Story Of Four Gardens: Paradise, The Garden Of Eternity

April 2010:

1st - This Is Jim Checking In (Emphasized the importance of having a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and the assurance of sins forgiven)
2nd - It's Friday But Sunday's Coming (Luke 22:52-53) (No, I don't believe in a good Friday, but I preached this on the Friday before Easter Sunday, and emphasized the theme of the dark time of trials coming before the dawn; ended with the statement: "Spiritually, it's Friday - but Sunday already came!")
- New Beginnings (What Jesus Saw, 8 times in John) also read A Brand New Start
5th - What God Cannot Do/What God Can Do, also read God Is
12th - Psalm 40
13th - I Am The Bread Of Life
16th - I Am The Good Shepherd
17th - Praying & Waiting For Answers
18th - The Shepherd's Rod And Staff
19th - I Am The Door
23rd - Compound Names Of The Lord
25th - I Am The Light Of The World
- Earthen Vessels
26th - My Hiding Place (Psalm 32)

May 2010:

1st - The Shadows Flee Away
2nd - I Am The Resurrection And The Life (Our Mom's Victory Through Faith)
3rd - I Am the Messiah (John 4)
9th - Who I Am
10th - The God Of...
24th - Disappointment - His Appointment (Summed up life of Joseph, life's disappointments - Romans 8:28; Genesis 50:20) 
31st - I Am The True Vine

June 2010:

5th - Shew Me Thy Glory
7th - True Worship 
12th - Behold (Intro & part of Behold My Servant)
13th - Behold My Servant
14th - Behold Your King
19th - Behold The Man
20th - God Our Heavenly Father
26th - 1 John 1:1-2:2
27th - Magazine Article From Let The Bible Speak (On the Gospel of John)
28th - Behold Your God Part One
- Behold Your God Part Two

July 2010:

4th - The Road Of Life (Paul Chappell devotional)
5th- God Is Nowhere/Now Here
12th - Gratefulness (Ten Lepers)
30th - Devotional by Paul Chappell on roadblocks to avoid in our spiritual walks
31st - Gideon

August 2010:

2nd - Is Your Name Written Down?
6th - Who Touched Me? (Sermon by Clarence Sexton on the touch of faith)
7th - Wrestling Until The Daybreak
8th - Sinking In The Mire
9th - What's Your Net Worth?
14th - Leaning On The Lord
15th - They Delivered Jesus Because Of Envy
21st - The Armour Of God Part One
23rd - The Armour Of God Part Two
28th - Eight Things God Requires Of Man (Micah 6:8) Part One
29th - 8 Things Part Two
30th - Judge Not (Matthew 7:1-5)

September 2010:

6th - James, Son Of Thunder (a character study on the wrong James, but still worth preaching on!)
9th - James 1:18-22
13th - James 2:13-20
18th - James 4:13-17
20th - James 5:14-20
26th - Ruth Recap and Overview
27th - Ruth 4:1-12 Kinsman Redeemer

October 2010:

1st - History of Thanksgiving (devotional by Paul Chappel)
2nd - Thankful For His Benefits (Psalm 103:1-5)
4th - Thank Him For The Thorns
9th - Praising The Lord Throughout The Day
10th - Thankful For The Love Of God
16th - 1 Samuel 3:11-21 The Necessity Of The Negative
17th - 1 Samuel 4:10-22 The Glory Of God (in Christ)
18th - 1 Samuel 6:1-16 Humour And Providence (recap chapter 5)
24th - 1 Samuel 11:1-11 Men of JabeshGilead/Covenant With A Serpent
25th - 1 Samuel 12:1-7, 14, 22-24 Israel's Spiritual Leadership & God's Covenant

November 2010:

1st - 1 Samuel 15:20-35 History Of The Amalekites/Saul's Insincere Confession Of Sin
3rd - 1 Samuel 17 Introduction to The Valley Of Elah (Strength)
6th - 1 Samuel 17:51-58; 18:1-16, 28-30 David's Valour & Growing Reputation
8th - 1 Samuel 18:1-4; 19; 20; 23:16 Jonathan's Friendship To David
11th - 1 Samuel 21:10-15 David, Mad Or Fearful?
15th - 1 Samuel 24 Saul In David's Hands
20th - 1 Samuel 29 The Lord Holding David Back From Sin 
- 1 Samuel 30 The Road To Jerusalem Goes Through Ziklag (Sermon by Clarence Sexton)
22nd - 2 Samuel 9 David And Mephibosheth
27th - Testimony Part One (Salvation and early Christian walk)
28th - Testimony Part Two (How I came to the Mission)
29th - Proverbs 1:1-7 Introduction And Comments

December 2010:

4th - Proverbs 3:25-35
5th - Proverbs 4:10-19
6th - Proverbs 5:1-14
12th - Proverbs 10:1-14
13th - The Angel's Announcement & Mary's Faith
19th - Preparing The Way For The Messiah (John The Baptist's Ministry And Message)
20th - The True Shepherd Vs False Shepherds (Ezekiel 34)
27th - Introduction To 2 Samuel
30th - 2 Samuel 3:12-18 Michal, A Snare To King David

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