A Word From The Lord with Dr. Michael Eaton
Heads Up for the Weekend: The Council of Hushai

Heads Up for the Weekend: The Council of Hushai

October 22, 2021

Pray and Fast

Please join us Friday (October 22, 2021: 7 AM-7 PM) as we are Fasting and Praying for our church, city, counites, and country to break the chains of this pandemic time! (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Sunday School

Please study your School Lesson this week. We are studying under a new heading entitled, “Walking in Confidence.” Our second session slated for October 24, 2021 is entitled, “Confidence in the Face of Fear.” (Genesis 12:10-13, 17-20; 13:1-4) page 92 in your Sunday School book.

Sermon Series

Our October Sermon Series Title: What to Do When Your Life Is Falling Apart Subtitled: Learning from the Life of David Doing the Absalom Revoke The Absalom revoke must also make David worse moments in life list. David own son wanted Him dead just like Saul! What? Let’s see what we can learn from David doing one of the worse moments in his life! Stay studied up to the second part of this series listed below!

The Commander Joab (2 Samuel 18:6-18) October 27, 2021

The Crying of David (2 Samuel 18:19-33) October 31, 2021

Sunday’s Word

Sunday’s Word (October 24, 2021) we will examine the text under the heading, “The Council of Hushai.” Look at, read around, meditate, read the text in 2 Samuel 15:32-37.

Installation of Rev. Ray Jones

Union Institutional Baptist Church family of Phoenix, Arizona invites you to the installation of Pastor Ray (Neicy & Olivia) Jones. The installation will be on Sunday, November 14, 2021, during 10 AM morning worship.

The Council of Ahithophel

The Council of Ahithophel

October 20, 2021

2 Samuel 16:20-23 Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give us your advice. What should we do?” 21 Ahithophel answered, “Sleep with your father’s concubines whom he left to take care of the palace. Then all Israel will hear that you have made yourself obnoxious to your father, and the hands of everyone with you will be more resolute.” 22 So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and he slept with his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel. 23 Now in those days the advice Ahithophel gave was like that of one who inquires of God. That was how both David and Absalom regarded all of Ahithophel’s advice.

 

The Inquiry of Ahithophel v. 20

The Insidious of Ahithophel v. 21

The Implementation of Ahithophel v. 22

 

Thesis: Christians should make strategic moves and trust God to defeat destructive counsel.

 

The Inquiry of Ahithophel v. 20 Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give us your advice. What should we do?”

 

The Insidious of Ahithophel v. 21 Ahithophel answered, “Sleep with your father’s concubines whom he left to take care of the palace. Then all Israel will hear that you have made yourself obnoxious to your father, and the hands of everyone with you will be more resolute.”

 

The Implementation of Ahithophel v. 22 22 So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and he slept with his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel.

This Week at Bethlehem:  The Council of Ahithophel

This Week at Bethlehem: The Council of Ahithophel

October 20, 2021

Zoom Church Conference

Bethlehem we will have a Church Conference on October 20, 2021, at 6 PM. Leaders, please have your report ready for our Zoom Meeting.

Pray and Fast

Please join us Friday (October 22, 2021: 7 AM-7 PM) as we are Fasting and Praying for our church, city, counites, and country to break the chains of this pandemic time! (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Sermon Series

Our October Sermon Series Title: What to Do When Your Life Is Falling Apart Subtitled: Learning from the Life of David Doing the Absalom Revoke The Absalom revoke must also make David worse moments in life list. David own son wanted Him dead just like Saul! What? Let’s see what we can learn from David doing one of the worse moments in his life! Stay studied up to the second part of this series listed below!

 

The Council of Hushai (2 Samuel 15:32-37) October 24, 2021

The Commander Joab (2 Samuel 18:6-18) October 27, 2021

The Crying of David (2 Samuel 18:19-33) October 31, 2021

 

Zoom Church Conference/Wednesday’s Word

Wednesday’s Word (October 20, 2021) we will examine the text under the heading, “The Council of Ahithophel.” Look at, read around, meditate, read the text in 2 Samuel 16:20- 23. 

Installation of Rev. Ray Jones

Union Institutional Baptist Church family of Phoenix, Arizona invites you to the installation of Pastor Ray (Neicy & Olivia) Jones. The installation will be on Sunday, November 14, 2021, during 10 AM morning worship.

The Cursing of Shimei

The Cursing of Shimei

October 17, 2021

2 Samuel 16:5-12  As King David approached Bahurim, a man from the same clan as Saul’s family came out from there. His name was Shimei son of Gera, and he cursed as he came out. He pelted David and all the king’s officials with stones, though all the troops and the special guard were on David’s right and left. As he cursed, Shimei said, “Get out, get out, you murderer, you scoundrel! The Lord has repaid you for all the blood you shed in the household of Saul, in whose place you have reigned. The Lord has given the kingdom into the hands of your son Absalom. You have come to ruin because you are a murderer!”  Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and cut off his head.”  10 But the king said, “What does this have to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? If he is cursing because the Lord said to him, ‘Curse David,’ who can ask, ‘Why do you do this?’”  11 David then said to Abishai and all his officials, “My son, my own flesh and blood, is trying to kill me. How much more, then, this Benjamite! Leave him alone; let him curse, for the Lord has told him to. 12 It may be that the Lord will look upon my misery and restore to me his covenant blessing instead of his curse today.”

 

The Curse Shimei v. 7

The Cause Shimei v. 8

The Calm of Shimei v. 11

Thesis:  Christians should depend on God to take care of the Shimei of our life.

The Curse Shimei v. 7  As he cursed, Shimei said, “Get out, get out, you murderer, you scoundrel! 

The Cause Shimei v. 8  The Lord has repaid you for all the blood you shed in the household of Saul, in whose place you have reigned. The Lord has given the kingdom into the hands of your son Absalom. You have come to ruin because you are a murderer!”

The Calm of Shimei v. 11  11 David then said to Abishai and all his officials, “My son, my own flesh and blood, is trying to kill me. How much more, then, this Benjamite! Leave him alone; let him curse, for the Lord has told him to. 

 

Heads Up for the Weekend:  What to Do When Your Life Is Falling Apart

Heads Up for the Weekend: What to Do When Your Life Is Falling Apart

October 15, 2021

Zoom Church Conference

Bethlehem we will have a Church Conference on October 20, 2021 at 6 PM. Leaders, please have your report ready for our Zoom Meeting.

Pray and Fast

Please join us Friday (October 15, 2021: 7 AM-7 PM) as we are Fasting and Praying for our church, city, counites, and country to break the chains of this pandemic time! (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Sunday School

Please study your School Lesson this week. We are studying under a new heading entitled, “Walking in Confidence.” Our first session slated for October 17, 2021 is entitled, “The Basis for Confidence.” (Genesis 12:1-8) page 82 in your Sunday School book.

Sermon Series

Our October Sermon Series Title: What to Do When Your Life Is Falling Apart Subtitled: Learning from the Life of David Doing the Absalom Revoke The Absalom revoke must have made David’s worse moments in life list. David own son wanted Him dead just like Saul! What? Let’s see what we can learn from David doing one of the worse moments in his life! Stay studied for this series!

Sunday’s Word

Sunday’s Word (October 17, 2021) we will examine the text under the heading, “The Cursing of Shimei.” Look at, read around, meditate, read the text in 2 Samuel 16:5-12.

Texas OU Weekend

The young folks say, “Don’t ask for the smoke (trouble)!” Texas asked for the smoke and got it! You might like this video someone sent to me today! Lol@ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC8zYoub8Ok

The Contribution of Ziba

The Contribution of Ziba

October 13, 2021

2 Samuel 16:1-4 When David had gone a short distance beyond the summit, there was Ziba, the steward of Mephibosheth, waiting to meet him. He had a string of donkeys saddled and loaded with two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred cakes of raisins, a hundred cakes of figs and a skin of wine. 2 The king asked Ziba, “Why have you brought these?” Ziba answered, “The donkeys are for the king’s household to ride on, the bread and fruit are for the men to eat, and the wine is to refresh those who become exhausted in the wilderness.” 3 The king then asked, “Where is your master’s grandson?” Ziba said to him, “He is staying in Jerusalem, because he thinks, ‘Today the Israelites will restore to me my grandfather’s kingdom.’” 4 Then the king said to Ziba, “All that belonged to Mephibosheth is now yours.” “I humbly bow,” Ziba said. “May I find favor in your eyes, my lord the king.”

 

The Steward Ziba v. 1

The Sacrifice of Ziba v. 2

The Subsidy of Ziba v. 4

 

Thesis: Christians should follow the example of Ziba’s giving.

 

The Steward Ziba v. 1 When David had gone a short distance beyond the summit, there was Ziba, the steward of Mephibosheth, waiting to meet him. He had a string of donkeys saddled and loaded with two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred cakes of raisins, a hundred cakes of figs and a skin of wine.

The Sacrifice of Ziba v. 2 2 The king asked Ziba, “Why have you brought these?” Ziba answered, “The donkeys are for the king’s household to ride on, the bread and fruit are for the men to eat, and the wine is to refresh those who become exhausted in the wilderness.”

The Subsidy of Ziba v. 4 4 Then the king said to Ziba, “All that belonged to Mephibosheth is now yours.” “I humbly bow,” Ziba said. “May I find favor in your eyes, my lord the king.”

This Week at Bethlehem:  The Contribution of Ziba

This Week at Bethlehem: The Contribution of Ziba

October 12, 2021

Zoom Church Conference

Bethlehem we will have a Church Conference on October 20, 2021 at 6 PM. Leaders, please have your report ready for our Zoom Meeting.

Pray and Fast

Please join us Friday (October 15, 2021: 7 AM-7 PM) as we are Fasting and Praying for our church, city, counites, and country to break the chains of this pandemic time! (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Sermon Series

Our October Sermon Series Title: What to Do When Your Life Is Falling Apart Subtitled: Learning from the Life of David Doing the Absalom Revoke The Absalom revoke must also make David worse moments in life list. David own son wanted Him dead just like Saul! What? Let’s see what we can learn from David doing one of the worse moments in his life! Stay studied for this series!

The Cursing of Shimel (2 Samuel 16:5-14) October 17, 2021

The Council of Ahithophel (2 Samuel 16:15- 23) October 20, 2021

The Council of Hushai (2 Samuel 15:32-37) October 24, 2021 The Commander Joab (2 Samuel 18:6-18) October 27, 2021

The Crying of David (2 Samuel 18:19-33) October 31, 2021

Wednesday’s Word

Wednesday’s Word (October 13, 2021) we will examine the text under the heading, “The Contribution of Ziba.” Look at, read around, meditate, read the text in 2 Samuel 16:1-4.

The Condition of Ittai

The Condition of Ittai

October 10, 2021

2 Samuel 15:18-22 18 All his men marched past him, along with all the Kerethites and Pelethites; and all the six hundred Gittites who had accompanied him from Gath marched before the king.  19 The king said to Ittai the Gittite, “Why should you come along with us? Go back and stay with King Absalom. You are a foreigner, an exile from your homeland. 20 You came only yesterday. And today shall I make you wander about with us, when I do not know where I am going? Go back, and take your people with you. May the Lord show you kindness and faithfulness.”[a]21 But Ittai replied to the king, “As surely as the Lord lives, and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king may be, whether it means life or death, there will your servant be.”22 David said to Ittai, “Go ahead, march on.” So Ittai the Gittite marched on with all his men and the families that were with him.

 
 
 

The Removal of David v. 18

The Remarks of David v. 19-20

The Recant of David  v. 21-22

 

Thesis:  Christians should always choose to follow the King through every circumstance.

 

 

The Removal of David v. 18 18 All his men marched past him, along with all the Kerethites and Pelethites; and all the six hundred Gittites who had accompanied him from Gath marched before the king.

The Remarks of David v. 19-20  20 You came only yesterday. And today shall I make you wander about with us, when I do not know where I am going?

The Recant of David  v. 21-22 22 David said to Ittai, “Go ahead, march on.” So Ittai the Gittite marched on with all his men and the families that were with him.

Heads Up for the Weekend:  The Condition of Ittai

Heads Up for the Weekend: The Condition of Ittai

October 7, 2021

Zoom Church Conference

Bethlehem we will have a Church Conference on October 20, 2021, at 6 PM. Leaders, please have your report ready for our Zoom Meeting.

 

Pray and Fast

Please join us Friday (October 08, 2021: 7 AM-7 PM) as we are Fasting and Praying for our church, city, counites, and country to break the chains of this pandemic time! (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Sunday School

Please study your School Lesson this week. We are studying in the new book under the new heading entitled, “No Doubt: Six Things We Can Know for Sure.” Our six-session slated for October 10, 2021 is entitled, “SURE OF SALVATION.” (1 John 5:1-6,11-13,18-21) page 68 in your Sunday School book.

Sermon Series

Our October Sermon Series Title: What to Do When Your Life Is Falling Apart Subtitled: Learning from the Life of David Doing the Absalom Revoke The Absalom revoke must also make David worse moments in life list. David own son wanted Him dead just like Saul! What? Let’s see what we can learn from David doing one of the worse moments in his life! Stay studied for this series!

The Cursing of Shimel (2 Samuel 16:5-14) October 17, 2021

The Council of Ahithophel (2 Samuel 16:15- 23) October 20, 2021

The Council of Hushai (2 Samuel 15:32-37) October 24, 2021

The Commander Joab (2 Samuel 18:6-18) October 27, 2021

The Crying of David (2 Samuel 18:19-33) October 31, 2021

Sunday’s Word

Sunday’s Word (October 10, 2021) we will examine the text under the heading, “The Condition of Ittai.” Look at, read around, meditate, read the text in 2 Samuel 15:18-22.

The Canter of David

The Canter of David

October 6, 2021

2 Samuel 15:13-17 13 A messenger came and told David, “The hearts of the people of Israel are with Absalom.” 14 Then David said to all his officials who were with him in Jerusalem, “Come! We must flee, or none of us will escape from Absalom. We must leave immediately, or he will move quickly to overtake us and bring ruin on us and put the city to the sword.” 15 The king’s officials answered him, “Your servants are ready to do whatever our lord the king chooses.” 16 The king set out, with his entire household following him; but he left ten concubines to take care of the palace. 17 So the king set out, with all the people following him, and they halted at the edge of the city.

The Herald of David v. 13

The Hurry of David v. 14

The Household of David v. 16

 

Thesis: Christians should be quick to run to God if their life is falling apart in trouble times.

 

The Herald of David v. 13 13 A messenger came and told David, “The hearts of the people of Israel are with Absalom.”

 

The Hurry of David v. 14 14 Then David said to all his officials who were with him in Jerusalem, “Come! We must flee, or none of us will escape from Absalom. We must leave immediately, or he will move quickly to overtake us and bring ruin on us and put the city to the sword.”

 

The Household of David v. 16 16 The king set out, with his entire household following him; but he left ten concubines to take care of the palace.

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