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From the Publisher

Like many preachers, I have a process I go through before I step up to preach. Part of that process is a prayer I pray: “God, give me the faith of Abraham, the humility of Moses, the strength of Samson, the wisdom of Solomon, the spirit of Elijah, the heart of David, and the love […]

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Week 09 Study | The Lord Will Provide

First there was Knowing God by J. I. Packer (1993). Then there was Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby and Claude King (1990). In this series of lessons we will emphasize Acknowledging God. To acknowledge means “to recognize authority or status; to take notice; or to express gratitude.”  In acknowledging God we express gratitude for his […]

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Week 09 Application | Are You Satisfied?

Recently I heard writer-humorist Dick Wolfsie give a light-hearted talk about Jewish humor. His ethnic background, he explained, helped him find wry humor in serious situations.  Wolfsie told about a Jewish grandmother who was walking on the beach with her grandson when a giant wave swept the boy into the sea. Terrified, the woman cried […]


Week 09 Study Questions

Use one or both of these questions to introduce the lesson: 1. Take a moment to list places, organizations, and businesses you can think of that use “provident” or “providence” as part of their names. (Feel free to use your phone or other smart device.) What is being communicated by using such words in a […]