Today, we Take Note of a text in which Jesus is eating with publicans and sinners. Some raise objections, but we find these are exactly the people He came to save.
We Take Note of Psalm 101 today. This is a Psalm of David. In it, he sings of God's mercy and judgement. He tells us his house will be a place of integrity.
On this edition, we Take Note of Proverbs 11:18-25. This widely-varied section of scripture eventually reminds us to be generous, understanding that generosity brings blessing.
The Old Testament book of Proverbs is our destination on this Take Note Podcast. Its wise words and keen insights contrast righteousness and wickedness, reminding us to choose God's path.
When a lost sheep or a lost coin are found, there is joy. "Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth."
Anyone looking for wise counsel on life should make their way often to the Proverbs. Our passage of the day contains words and ideas that, if taken …
On this edition of the Take Note Podcast, we learn that our only hope for successful ministry is to allow Christ to work within us. Because our …
Faithful disciples of Christ often face persecution. We are capable of enduring these trials when we focus on that which is not seen and avoid any …
A person with questions about life and death, heaven and hell, or their soul and the future is not going to find a better place in the New Testament …
Jesus described His upcoming mistreatment, death, and resurrection in this passage. Peter didn't see the bigger picture and received a well-deserved rebuke from the Savior.
Thinking of others, not himself, the Apostle Paul would endure all things for the sake of those who have not yet believed. He was an example for …
Paul asks Timothy to deeply consider his words in 2 Timothy 2:1-7. Paul uses the experiences of a soldier, an athlete, and a farmer to relate to his …
When Samuel was sent to select a king from among Jesse's sons, he was told by God not to look on the outward appearance, for God sees the heart.
Life and the curse of sin will weigh upon us, and without God, we can do nothing but buckle under the strain. When we wait on God, there is no limit to our energy, because He gives power to the faint.
Believers in Christ should know that we have all the tools we need to be victorious over sin. But it's also important to be reminded that we have an …
Whatever darkness shades any part of our lives, God - when given access to that part - can lift it. Our text in 1 John 1:5-9 makes it clear that God is light!
Joshua is about to lead Israel into one of the most important periods of their history in Joshua 1:1-10. He is commanded to have courage. What can we learn about that topic from his interaction with God in this text?
The opening portion of the book of Proverbs has so much to teach about beginning our journey of knowledge. We focus on Proverbs 1:1-9 and touch on many of the recurring themes of the book today.
A crowd told two blind men to be silent, but they cried the more unto Jesus and were healed. What can we learn about crowds, needs, and calls for …
The Take Note Podcast is a ten-minute version of the one-hour radio program heard daily on Harvest Family Radio, Guam. During that program, we ask people to take note of a theme or topic from the word of God, between …
We can learn a lot from what Paul told Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:6-16. Timothy was to read, come alongside others, and learn sound teaching. He was to …
Scripture does more than just teach; it changes us. Many times it does so by giving us information and insight we can get nowhere else.
Serious disciples, committed Christians, victorious believers, don't just give the Bible a quick glance. We examine it in the way James 1:22-25 describes.
The Bible is a unique book in history. Its truth is used by God every day to penetrate the hearts of men and alter them for eternity.
Among the questions we ask on this edition: why is it important that we study scripture? And what does Jesus say scripture does for us?
The first man and woman are at the center of our study today. In this scripture, they disobey a command directly given to them by God - they sin.
In this passage, Jesus explains what His departure will mean for His disciples, emphasizing on obedience and the role of the Holy Spirit.
Those who place their faith in Christ have only one option, only one logical next step, and that is to walk in Him - as His disciple.
God says suffering injustice patiently is acceptable to Him. Not sure about this? Take the example of Jesus Christ himself.
Today we examine a phrase that is often repeated in Deuteronomy. It will resonate with anyone brought out of a life bound in sin and made free by the Savior.
Is there any justification for saying "Keeping God's law and doing good will make me right with God?" We find the answer in Romans 3:24-31.
The Proverbs dispense wisdom sentence by sentence. Today we'll work through Part 2 of a diverse collection of thoughts from Proverbs 12.
The Proverbs dispense wisdom sentence by sentence. Today we'll work through Part 1 of a diverse collection of thoughts from Proverbs 12.
Mary Magdalene, Simon Peter, and John discover something of history-shaking significance at Jesus' tomb. Today's passage tells the story.
This episode addresses a passage that could be confusing if we forget what we know about the rest of scripture or fail to account for the context.
We have access to God through Christ alone. He proved who He was through His resurrection - and we are delivered through Him. But we must have faith.
Riches can have such a tight hold on man. They grip our hearts in ways very few other things can, but praise God all chains can be broken by Christ!
A heart for God is developed in a man by believing in the heart and obeying from the heart, and is tested in words that come from the heart.
To be sanctified is to be separated from profane things and dedicated to God, to be purified for use by God. This was Jesus' prayer for His disciples.
The Psalms provide comfort and help and encouragement when we face our most difficult moments in life. As we note in this podcast, for good reason.
There should never be a limitation a Christian's scope of concern for people, but our passage of the day doesn't fail to give us specifics.
Our passage of the day begins by contradicting human thinking. It tells us to have joy at the most inconvenient times and reminds us to ask for wisdom.
Paul calls the Roman church to His side in this passage, exhorting them to actively, daily, and deliberately present their whole selves to God.
That which is included in our passage of the day must be taken into account. We must reckon with it - inwardly. It must occupy our thinking.
A man, unable to walk for 38 years, is waiting for healing near the pool of Bethesda, when Jesus arrives and asks "wilt thou be made whole?"
In John 1:43-50 Philip tells Nathanael what he believes about Jesus. When a question is raised, Philip simply says "come and see."
Godly character crosses all age and gender boundaries, but men and women are equipped in different ways, and equipped in different ways at different ages.
To forget is common to man. We are a forgetful people. Thankfully, God has provided reminders in His word. This Psalm is a good place to start.
If things done for ourselves are empty, what then can be done? What is it that is meaningful? These two verses (Ecclesiastes 12:12-13) tell us.
Do we have a desire to follow Jesus and have we made this known to Him and to others? If so, have we considered what it will mean?
The test of our neighborliness is not in proximity, it is a test of our compassion that must certainly come forth of commitment to the God of compassion.
In the church at Antioch, as we find it in Acts 13, there are men committed to local ministry. As we read, we observe the Holy Spirit prompting them …
Bondservants and masters who have faith in Christ are responsible to Him and all of their worldly service must be "as unto Him."
If we can follow Paul's example and heed his advice, we can learn to maximize our role in the church and develop an effective local church ministry.
A common phrase in Christianity appears in Galatians 5: the fruit of the Spirit. It's a way of describing attributes that God works within us to develop.
Regular listeners know that Jesus is the name that crosses our lips more than any other. Today we review New Testament passages asking "who is He?"
The world is filled with unrighteousness and men who work unrighteousness. Romans 1 confirms both statements and provides details.
In a wicked generation, Noah walked with God. He found grace in the eyes of the Lord and he chose obedience in extraordinary circumstances.
Proverbs 3:5-6 are two of the most-quoted verses in Christianity. They are well-known because they sum up, in a few words, God's mandate for disciples.
If we are a member of the body the Bible calls the church, what are our responsibilities? Two verses in Hebrews 10 will help us "Consider One Another" today.
In the passage we examine today, Solomon gives instruction to his children. Among other things, Proverbs 4 urges them to pursue wisdom and …
Today we're going to be talking about the Bible's mention of a farming implement. Jesus tells us what it means to take up his yoke in Matthew 11:28-30.
Today, we're going to travel with Ezekiel to a valley filled with dry bones, where God will ask him (in Ezekiel 37:3) can these bones live?
Denial of self is a radical concept for any individual, but it is one of the keys to successful discipleship. Jesus says "Take Up Your Cross" in Mark …
We find a command in this passage. It is something we often find difficult to do, but God gives grace. "Love One Another" today from John 13.
Those of us who know Christ as Savior are described in I Corinthians 4:1-5. And we are reminded how we should behave: faithfully, as stewards.
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