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Christian Life Lessons from Baptist Preacher
Rev Wendell


After prayerful consideration, Rev. Wendell Wharton has expanded his Bible-teaching ministry and developed a series of Bible study lessons, which he refers to as "Life Lessons." These Christian life lessons are Bible-based mini-sermons, which explain a Bible verse in a manner that makes it easy to understand. Each of the Life Lessons is composed of three paragraphs.  They each begin with a quote from The Word of God (Proclamation), which is followed by the context from which the Bible quotation was taken (Explanation). They each end with a brief discussion that relates the verse to our current situation today (Application). To God be the glory!!!

The purpose of these Life Lessons, and the inspirational scriptures from which they were taken, is to encourage and challenge each of us to live a more Christian life. They are intended to provide daily devotional, thought-provoking, and inspirational words to live by. They will also educate, enlighten, enrich, and facilitate a better understanding of God's Holy Word. You can read the Bible lessons by visiting Rev. Wendell's FacebookLinkedin, or  Twitter pages, as well as his blog. On his blog site, there is a listing of all the Life Lessons that he has posted since he began this effort in June of 2010. Below is an example of a recently posted Life Lesson.



"God is our refuge and strength ..." Psalm 46:1 (KJV)


MISUNDERSTOOD AND HUMILIATED

Proclamation:

“And it came to pass after this, that the king of the children of Ammon died, and Hanun his son reigned in his stead. Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father … And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, ‘Thinkest thou that David doth honor thy father ..hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?’ Wherefore Hanun took David’s servants, shaved of the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.” 2 Samuel 10:1-4 (KJV)

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"... Except I shall see in His hands the print of nails, and put my finger into the print ..." (John 20:25)

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This is for "Footprints In The Sand"
(Poem, Author Unknown)
A person walking on the beach with God leaves two sets of footprints in the sand except during the times when God is carrying them.

Explanation:

These words were written under the influence of The Holy Spirit of God after the death of the prophet Samuel by Nathan the prophet and Gad the seer. When Nahash, the king of the Ammonites, died, his son Hanun succeeded him. King David heard that Nahash had died he wanted to show kindness to his son Hanun because Nahash had been kind to him. (2 Samuel 8:12) So David sent a delegation to Hanun to express his sympathy regarding his father’s death. (2 Samuel 10:1-2) But King Hanun listened to the commanders of his army and treated King David’s envoy as if they were spies. He humiliated them, cut off half of their beards, and then sent them away naked from the waist down. Then he formed an allegiance with the Syrians, with the Maakahites, and with the Tobites to prepare for war because he felt that he had offended David. (2 Samuel 10:6) When David heard of this, he sent Joab and the entire army against Hanun. They killed thousands of them and the rest fled. (2 Samuel 10:7-19)

Application:

Our good intentions and our efforts to be kind to someone can be misunderstood. Sometimes something as simple as a smile, or a kind word, or a random act of kindness can be completely misunderstood. Even when we clearly state our intentions, our words may not be accepted or believed. That may be caused by the person’s own suspicions, lack of trust, or paranoia. The misunderstanding may also be the result of some misinformation or bad advice from others. Their personal opinions are not a problem for us unless they choose to take actions against us because of them. Then we need to pray and ask The Lord God for protection, guidance, and directions. If we are left to our own devices, we will probably make an emotional response and commit a sin. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

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"... The Spirit of God descending like a dove ..."
(Matthew 3:16)



"But God commendeth His love toward us ..." Romans 5:8 (KJV)


DAVID SHOWS KINDNESS TO THE GRANDSON OF SAUL

Proclamation:

“… And David said, ‘Mephibosheth.’ … ‘Fear not; for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.’ ” 2 Samuel 9:6-7 (KJV)

Blessings

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
(Romans 10:9-10)

Holy Word

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
(Matthew 5:16)

Explanation:

These words were written under the influence of The Holy Spirit of God after the death of the prophet Samuel by Nathan the prophet and Gad the seer. After expanding the borders of Israel, David asked if there was anyone left from the house of Saul that he could show kindness to for Jonathan’s sake. (2 Samuel 9:1) Ziba, the head servant from the house of Saul, said that Jonathan had a son who was lame in both feet and living in Lo-Debar. (2 Samuel 9:2-5) King David sent for Mephibosheth and he was brought to him. David told him not to be afraid, he only wanted to show him kindness for his father’s sake. David gave him all of the land which had belonged to his grandfather Saul, and he told Ziba to take his sons and servants and farm the land, and then bring the crops to him. (2 Samuel 9:6-12) From that time on, Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem and ate at the king’s table. (2 Samuel 9:13)

Application:

All of our blessings are not due to our own behavior. Mephibosheth was blessed because of his father Jonathan, the son of Saul. Some of the blessings that we receive today are because of our family; they are the results of the prayers of our parents and our grandparents. Children are not aware of all of the things that their parents do for them, and they are definitely unaware of their parents’ prayers for them. Regardless of their present behavior, we need to continue to pray for our children. There is power in prayer, and prayer changes things. “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16)

Prayer

"If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
(2 Chronicles 7:14)



"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the council of the the ungodly,
nor standeth in the way of sinners,
nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of The Lord;
and in His law doth he meditate day and night." Psalm 1:1-2 (KJV)


DAVID ENLARGES THE TERRITORY OF ISRAEL

Proclamation:

“And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them; and David took Metheg-Ammah out of the hand of the Philistines.” 2 Samuel 8:1 (KJV)

Bible

"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want."
(Psalm 23:1)

Bow Your Head

"Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me."
(Psalm 51:10)

Explanation:

These words were written under the influence of The Holy Spirit of God after the death of the prophet Samuel by Nathan the prophet and Gad the seer. In the course of time after The Lord God made His covenant with David, he went out and subdued the Philistines and took back control of Metheg-Ammah. (2 Samuel 8:1) Then David defeated the Moabites, killing two thirds of them and making slaves of the rest of them. David also defeated Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah, and captured a thousand of his chariots and twenty thousand of his foot soldiers. (2 Samuel 8:2-4) When the Arameans came to help the king of Zobah, David struck down twenty-two thousand of them and put the rest of them in garrisons and used them as slaves. (2 Samuel 8:5-8) Tou king of Hamath heard that David had defeated Hadadezer and he sent his son Joram to greet and congratulate David and brought him articles of gold, silver, and bronze. All of these gifts and the plunder from his victories was dedicated to The Lord. (2 Samuel 8:9-12) David also defeated the eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt and he put garrisons throughout Edom and made them his slaves. The Lord gave David victory wherever he went. (2 Samuel 8:13-14) The remainder of the chapter listed the names and titles of the officials who served with King David. (2 Samuel 8:15-18)

Application:

The Lord God was with King David and he expanded the borders of Israel to the northeast (into Syria), the southeast (into Moab), and the south (into Philistine). The Mediterranean Sea was the western border. The Lord God can enlarge our territory today and expand our sphere of influence. If we are doing His will and pursuing kingdom building efforts, He can increase the effectiveness of our soul winning activities and increase the reach of our efforts to spread His Holy Word. The Bible says the harvest, the world of lost souls, is truly great, but the laborers are few. (Matthew 9:37 and Luke 10:2) If we are willing to work for Him, He can use us. Each of us has a God-given gift, talent, or ability, the question is: are we using it to glorify God?

Prayer Requests

"Let everything that hath breath praise The Lord. Praise ye The Lord"
(Psalm 150:6)



"Be strong and of good courgage, fear not,
nor be afraid of them; for The Lord thy God,
He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee,
nor forsake thee." (Deuteronomy 31:6)