05/25/2018 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 7:1-8:18, John 14:15-31, Psalms 119:33-48, Proverbs 15:33

Today is the 25th day of May. Welcome to the daily audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you today as we buckle in and take the next step forward through our week and through the Scriptures. And from the Old Testament, we are observing the life of David. So, we’ll continue with that journey today. Second Samuel chapter 7 and 8. And we’re reading from the New Living Translation this week.

Commentary:

Okay. So, in the book of John, Jesus, this is having his final meal with his friends, He’s having a final conversation with his friends and when we get to the conclusion of that conversation today, from here, Jesus will go to pray and will be arrested and, subsequently, executed as we know. We’re moving into that story. But if we can imagine this little band of brothers who have walked with Jesus throughout His earthly ministry have been counseled and taught by Him who have been with Him in great joy and who have walked many dusty miles of confrontation. These are the final things that He has to say to them all. And what He chooses to say is interesting because it’s what they need to understand. It’s the next step. It’s what they need to know about their future, but it is also precisely what we need to know because Jesus is describing our state of being, how things are for us. So, Jesus say’s, all who love Me will do what I say. And in reality, we could stop right there and say, that’s it, that’s the thing - all who love me will do what I say. This is fundamentally the truth of the Bible. For example, we haven’t gotten to the book of Ecclesiastes yet. We will soon. What for all of Solomon’s wisdom, in the end, this is the exact conclusion that he comes to. So, Jesus says the same thing - all who love me will do what I say. My father will love them and we will come and make our home with each of them. Anyone who doesn’t love me will not obey. And remember, and Jesus is saying this to his friends, these aren’t my own words. I’m telling you words from the Father. I’m telling you in advance, while I’m right here in front of you, that the Father is going to send in advocate. The Holy Spirit is going to come as my representative and then He will lead you forward, He will continue to teach you everything, he will continue to remind you of all the things that I’ve already told you because these things are coming from the Father. Okay. This is what our lives are supposed to look like because this is our reality as those who believe in Christ. The Holy Spirit has been sent. And we’re almost to that story, once we conclude the book of John and move into the book of Acts. The Holy Spirit has been given to us to lead and guide us into all truth, to remind us who we are, who God is, and where we are going together. Jesus said, I’m never going to leave you here. I’m never going to abandon you as an orphan. I will come to you. The Holy Spirit will lead you. He will teach you everything. He will remind you of everything that I’ve told you. And then Jesus has a gift, a parting gift as it were, to his friends, a gift that all of us get to receive. I’m leaving you with a gift, Jesus said. That gift is peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift that the world can’t give. So, don’t be troubled. Don’t be afraid. Remember, I’m going away, but I’m coming back. And if you love me you’ll obey my commands. So, love God and obey Him is about the shortest, most concise description of what our lives are supposed to look like that we can arrive at. And we can certainly spend some time today observing ourselves with that in mind and simply asking, is that what my life is shaped like. Is that…I know that’s what I’m going for but is that who I am. I love God, I obey Him. Because if that is the shape of our lives, then we can indeed experience this gift Jesus was talking about, which is peace of mind and heart. A peace that cannot be achieved any other way. So, let’s observe ourselves today, for sure, and enter into this and consider it but also invite the advocate, the Holy Spirit that has been sent to live within us to reveal to us the ways that that’s simply not true of us so that we might repent, change our mind about the trajectory of our of our lives and turn.

Prayer:

Jesus as we’re moving into this story again this final time this year we take it to heart. We do love You. We do desire to obey You. We are completely aware that there is no other way to navigate life, we thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us into all truth. Thank You for the gifts of peace of mind and heart that comes as a result of being in love with You, following You, obeying You. Come, Holy Spirit and make this is true of us. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi all. This is the Misfit Man from Cincinnati. I’ve been listening to the Daily Audio Bible for about a year now. First time calling in because I need…I need you guys help. I need some prayer. Been thinking for a while and been really feeling God tug on my heart that I need a change of occupation, that He is really calling me to work with children, orphans, the fatherless, the abandoned. It just breaks my heart when I see kids that have terrible fathers or no fathers at all. And I’m a father of five myself. And I just, I just can’t help it, I just want to help be there for those kids here on this earth to point towards their heavenly Father. So, anyway, I’m not exactly sure what to do or where to go. I’m still asking God myself and praying for direction and clarity but just asking for your all’s help to pray for that as well for me. So, I appreciate it. I am thinking about praying for you guys that call in. And I, yeah. That’s it. Thanks guys. Bye.

Hi family this is Craving Peace from Pennsylvania. And the Lord has put him in my heart this morning to pray for some people. Please pray with me family. Father I thank You for this day. I thank You for all things. And Father I pray for Cherry Chase Cherry pie with everything that she’s facing Lord. I just pray that You would strengthen her and help her in this situation of facing the hatred and all of the situations in her workplace. Father, please strengthen her. And I just pray that someone would come alongside her and make this burden lighter for her to get through. And Father, I also pray for Pelham, Father that You would strengthen him as well to stand against whatever he spacing. You know what it is Lord and nothing is impossible with You. And I just pray that You would strengthen him as well. And Father, too, for my sister in Virginia whose son has been out of jail for a little while. I don’t know her name Lord but You know her name. And Father You’ve put it on my heart today and I just pray that whatever they’re going through Lord that You would strengthen them and help them to stand. Father, thank You for this community. Thank You for each and every one. Thank You for this day, for all things. And we pray this in our Savior Jesus’ name.

He Daily Audio Bible family. This James the teacher in LA here. It’s May 22nd, Tuesday morning. I’m listening to the Cherry Chase Cherry pie talk about racism in her workplace and I’m heartbroken. I mean, you know we all hear about racism in our workplaces. A lot of us are experiencing it but I’m…anyway…your my sister, you know. So, I want to pray for you. Father God, we pray for our sister Cherry. We pray, first of all, that no matter what opposition or trials she goes through that she would, that she would shine the light of You on everything including in the suffering, especially in the suffering. And that in suffering for doing good, God, she would know that she’s receiving a reward from You and that she would be a powerful witness to those who don’t know You or maybe more painfully God, those who know You but just don’t understand Your body, don’t understand the body of Christ, don’t understand that You have, that You gave the blood of Your son to cover every tongue in every nation, every color, every race, every socioeconomic background, every original religious background, everybody. Yeah Lord, thank You that we can call upon our brothers and sisters, people literally…

Hi everyone. It’s Karen in St. Louis. Hey Cherry Chase. My heart goes out to you sister. I don’t have the experience of being African-American this country. And we do live in a country that has racism and we have sexism and so many other sins in this broken world. And I just want to encourage you sister. I’ve actually been in a situation, several times, where I worked in male dominated industries where I was sexually harassed numerous times, where I was looked over for promotions. And, you know, another thing is just being a single female in the church, being ignored and passed over and just not have any credible anything because, you know, males are the ones that the believers and so it’s frustrating. But the one thing that the Lord told me as it was so difficult to get up to go to work every day was that I was working for Him. I wasn’t working for them. And the one thing that He showed me through it as I pressed into Him and is a surrendered to Him and allowed the Holy Spirit just fuel me for each day is that at the heart of the matter it is the heart of the matter. We’ve been putting a square peg in a round hole for far too long, trying to change things from the outside in. And we really need to impact hearts. And that’s where the real lasting change happens. And through my responses to the things that I went through, there were many where hearts changed. And that actually some people came to know the Lord. And so, I just pray that for you sister. I just know that the Lord is our victory. He is and he will make all things new. He will make you be the victorious one through this. And, so, I just want to encourage you sister. I love you and I pray that you will sense all of the prayers for you…

05/24/2018 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 2:12-3:39, John 13:1-30, Psalms 119:1-16, Proverbs 15:29-30

Today is May 24th. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it is, as always, a pleasure and an honor to be here with you today. I’m excited that we can take the next step forward as we continue this adventure that we’re on through the Bible this year. We have fully gotten ourselves into the book of second Samuel and we’re continuing with the story of David’s life and we see his humble posture and we see how that has turned the hearts of the people toward him. And today, David will become king of all Israel. Second Samuel chapter 4, 5, and 6. And we’re reading from the New Living Translation this week.

Commentary:

Okay. So, in in the book of John we are obviously moving toward the passion story. And as I’ve mentioned, this is the final time we’ll be coming this way this year. So, it’s important that we drink deeply and embrace the story of our salvation. Jesus is at his Last Supper having this meal and He tells His friends, the time is so short. And it would’ve been just hours. Jesus was enjoying the final hours of His earthly freedom and He was spending some of that time with his closest friends. And it’s here that we get a direct commandment from Jesus. And we have to ask ourselves if we’re obeying this commandment. Jesus said, I’m giving you a new commandment. I am only going to be here so short of a time. So, I’m giving you a new commandment, love each other, just as I have loved you, right? Just like I’ve loved you, you should love each other. Your love will prove to the world that you are my disciples. So, think about it for a second. How does Jesus love us? And when you think of the love of Christ for you, what does that represent in your life? What does that mean to you? Because whatever that means to you, that is how you are to love. And that is how the world will know that you belong to Jesus. So, if we want to really embrace this story, knowing that we won’t come through this story again in the Bible this year, then we have to consider deeply this commandment and whether or not we are adhering to it. Are we known by our love for Jesus? And is that love known and expressed through our love for one another? That’s something we should think about today but it’s not just something we should give some passing the thought to and then forgetting about. It’s something we should be thinking about every day/ It’s something that we should generally be thinking about all the time. Am I revealing Christ in this situation? Am I showing the love of God in this situation? Am I allowing the life of Christ within me to spill out of me into the world in this situation? If we’re not then we need to consider what this commandment, this new commandment to love one another really means to us because this is one of the last things that Jesus had to say to his friends, before he entered into the time of suffering that would lead to his death whereby making all of everything that Jesus had done on this earth possible for us to do, which he said. I’m telling you the truth, Jesus said. Anyone who believes in Me will do the same works I have done and even greater works because I am going to be with the Father. So, let’s give it some thought. Are we listening and obeying Jesus commandment?

Prayer:

Jesus, we acknowledge that this isn’t something that we can do in our own strength and this isn’t something we can do if we don’t love You with all that we are, how can we love with Your love unless we have Your love within us. So, come Holy Spirit and well up within us, we pray. Let us see those around us with Your love, let us have Your heart toward the world, and let us reveal You in the world as Your hands and feet. Come, Jesus, we pray. In Your holy name we ask. Amen.

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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi. This is Kim from Kentucky and it’s Monday morning, May the 21st  and I just listened to the podcast and was listening to the prayers and Joyce called and because she’s graduating from med school the 19th. Glory be to God. Joyce, I’m a pediatrician in Eastern Kentucky and I still remember so well the days of med school and what an accomplishment. God bless you. And as you head into your residency, whatever that is where God has led you, to the place he’s led you, I know you will be his light there and you will make such a difference. I wish I had known the Lord so much better in my residency times like I do now. I would have been such a better doctor. But you do. And praise Gods glory. And I just want to quickly say, a couple of days ago Brian read in first Samuel, it was chapter 23 and 24, and it was about David and him being on the run and Saul right at his heels. I mean, like he was gonna get caught by him it sounded like and how the enemy can be right on our heels but God will send something that turns the enemy around, just like He did Saul. And at the end it said that that place was called the Rock of Separation. I never had got that before. That really resonated in my ears. In another translation it says the Rock of Escape. And I don’t know when David wrote it but then Psalm 18, he talks about the Lord being our rock, my rock and my refuge. And that just really blessed me and I wanted to bring that out and I just pray that it will encourage someone today that just needs to know, the enemy beyond your heels but Jesus Christ is our rock. Let’s pray…

This is Vickie from Arizona and I am calling just with an update. My husband passed away on Wednesday and he is, hopefully, in the arms of Jesus. I thank you for everybody who prayed. It seemed like his death was very peaceful. I mean, he never said, we never had the talk that he accepted Jesus but I have to believe in my heart because it was so peaceful. He went to take a nap and he never woke up. My friend was here, my girlfriend, was here with him and I was at work because we really didn’t think…we thought he had more time. So, if you would just lift up our family as we now transfer to the next chapter of our life without him. And just that God would give me wisdom beyond my understanding because I’ve been married for my whole life, we were 37 years in, but I’ve never known anybody but him. So, such a, you know, just, just a new chapter. That’s what I say. So, I just ask for prayers for wisdom. And that the peace that passes all understanding would just take over the things that I can’t deal with, that God will show me how to deal with them. So, I just thank you for your prayers. I covet your prayers. I love you. Thank you so much for your prayers. Thank you for praying for Boyd. Thank you for praying for my family. Have a blessed and prosperous day. And thank you Brian and Jill for this platform to just even be connected to all these wonderful people of God. And I love you. Thank you. Bye.

Hello Daily Audio Bible family. This is Terry the trucker. It’s Monday the 21st. I just wanted to say to everyone, have a blessed day. And for all those that have called in for prayer, I’m praying for each and every one of you daily. But the Lord’s laid it on my heart that there’s a lot of people that listen that don’t call. For what reason, I don’t know, but I know I listened last year off and on for pretty much the whole year, but off and on. I had to catch up but I never would call in knowing I needed prayer. I don’t know if it was pride, shame, for what I was asking for prayer for. But whatever your need is, the Lord knows. And I’m praying for you and I know there’s a lot of other people that are. You don’t have to call in. All you have to do is believe and have faith. That’s all he says…and have faith. But I wanted you to know that whatever your need is that I’m praying for you. You all have a blessed day. I have a praise report also. It’s gonna to be three days I believe. I just about huffed now but it’s 23 days, no drugs, no alcohol. Thank you Lord and thank you all for the prayers. I am truly blessed. You all have a great day. God, bless.

Hello my name is Evanya, Evan. And it’s been a while since I called. I lived in California. And I don’t know, I think some of you maybe remember, but I was dealing with issues with alcohol and drugs and a really bad relationship with my mother. And now am in Nicaragua in Central America and I’m calling from here. Just wanted to check in and ask for prayer. I heard a testimony of Terry and…who also was dealing with alcohol problems, drug addiction. And I totally understand. I can relate to you. It’s been very difficult for me. So, I’m just asking for prayer from my Daily Audio Bible family. Thank you so much. Bye-bye.

Good morning Daily Audio Bible family. It’s Monica in Kentucky and it’s May 22nd and I’m calling to pray for Cherry Chase Cherry pie. Dear heavenly Father, I just lift up my sister Cherry Chase Cherry pie and the struggles that she’s having with her job. Lord, it’s bad enough to have a difficult name, but to have that compounded with racism, that’s so present that she can feel it in her group, in her team, it’s just unfathomable to me because I’m white and because I blessed to work in a ministry and I don’t have to struggle with this. It’s hard enough without that being an extra added layer of job stress, pain, and frustration. So God, I just ask you to give Cherry just an extra dose of everything that she needs to do her job above reproach and in excellence so that there is no room for false accusation. Just fill her with so much love peace and joy that her coworkers look at her in complete amazement and embrace her as their sister. And Lord I just ask for justice. I ask for complete and total justice. I mean, you promise that in the end, but I actually pray that there be justice for her in the situation. Lord, you are the God of justice. And, so, I do ask that You would bring justice for her in this situation, peace, joy, prosperity, and justice. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

05/23/2018 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 2:12-3:39, John 13:1-30, Psalms 119:1-16, Proverbs 15:29-30

Today is the 23rd day of May. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It’s great to be here with you today. I hope that your week is doing well. And we’re gonna dive back in, picking up where we left off yesterday. And we’re just getting going in the book of 2 Samuel and continuing forward in the life of David. This week we’re reading from the New Living Translation and we’ll read 2 Samuel 2:12-3:39 today.

Commentary:

Alright. So, we have a good amount of political intrigue happening in 2 Samuel. And as we were talking about yesterday, once Saul died it wasn’t just David became the king. Because of all of the reasons of succession, right? So Ish-bosheth who was Saul’s son and the next in line because some of his brothers had been killed in the same battle that Saul had been killed in, was anointed the king and was protected by the army of Israel, with Abner being the first in command. Joab, on the other hand, was David’s first in command of his forces. And let’s just remember, these guys all served in one army at one time. They all knew each other. They were high ranking warriors. They all knew each other. But eventually, right? There can’t be two kings of one country. And so as time went on things heated up, a battle happened. David’s forces won that battle, which left Abner, who was Saul’s general, running for his life. And he happened to be being chased by Joab’s brother, Asahel, so the general of David’s army. So this is like a really really tight close thing going on. Asahel knows Abner. They’ve known each other. They’ve probably fought battles together, but Asahel is chasing Abner to try to kill him. And the battle is going on and Abner’s trying to tell Asahel to stop chasing him because he doesn’t want to kill him, right? Abner doesn’t wanna kill Asahel because Abner and Joab know each other very very well. But in the end, Asahel is killed in battle. And this isn’t murder on Abner’s part. That’s not the way it’s treated because it happened in battle. But later we see the intrigue happen. Ish-bosheth turns on Abner. Abner turns on Ish-bosheth, the king of Israel, and defects to David, bringing the entire country who wants David to be king, along with him. So these two generals, first in command of the military, these guys are highly revered among the people. When Joab realizes that Abner has come to the king even though he doesn’t know the whole situation, he can’t believe that David would have let him go. And so he and his one remaining brother have a plot and they assassinate Abner, the leader of the Israelite army. Which puts David in a very precarious political position. Here the entire nation is coming around him to anoint him king and oust Ish-bosheth and the family of Saul. But the one who had kind of rallied everyone together around David has been murdered by David’s military. That’s what it looks like. So even though Abner’s killing was a revenge killing, it thrust David into a really really weird predicament politically. So, David’s gotta make a move and what we learn, what we see in David, gives us some sage advice. When David finds himself in the wrong, he doesn’t bluster and basically stamp his feet and claim, I’m the king. I can do whatever I want. He humbles himself and that’s what he does in this situation. He humbles himself. He weeps and mourns for Abner. He knew Abner. He had fought alongside Abner. And it was Abner and Saul who were trying to chase David down. But David knew the life of a warrior and he knew Abner was and he respected that. And he felt as if Israel had lost a mighty military person that day. And he mourned. And he had everyone put on sackcloth and ashes and they mourned. And David sang a song at the funeral. So, all this stuff people are seeing this. And it’s helping them see that David didn’t kill Abner. Because had that rumor gotten out and had David been blamed for Abner’s death, it would have probably led to full blown civil war. But David, the king, the king of Judah, humbled himself, honored Abner. And it turned the people’s hearts to David because they knew he didn’t do it. That’s the story of how this shepherd boy David could become the king of Israel. And we will follow that story tomorrow, but when we move into the book of John, we see a very very similar posture. Here we have God Almighty wrapped in flesh in the person of Jesus enjoying his last meal with his friends when he chooses to do the very awkward thing that he did, which is to jump up in front of them and then disrobe, put a towel around his waist, get a basin of water and wash the filthy feet of his friends. Again, a very humble, gracious, kind thing to do. But this is God down on his knees before his friends, before his creation washing the grime off of their feet. So, in the life of David, we see this humility and it gives us an example in our own lives because what happened was David’s humility brought him, actually elevated him to the throne.

And we see God’s humility through Jesus in the same fashion. But with Jesus, He used the entire situation as a teaching moment that has vast implications, not only on His friends, His disciples, but on us. Because once He had washed everyone’s feet and stood up and wiped His hands off, He said, You call Me Teacher and you call Me Lord and you are right because that’s what I Am. So, since I, Your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you oughta wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you and God will bless you. So, let’s consider this humble posture today. Whose feet can we wash today? And this doesn’t have to be disrobing and putting a towel around your waist and getting a wash basin and getting down on your knees and washing someone’s literal feet. This posture of humility, especially when it’s unexpected, brings such calm to any situation. Jesus said, I have given you an example to follow. What does that look like for you today?

Prayer:

Father, we invite You into that question. What does that look like for us today? We don’t necessarily know what that looks like for us today because we don’t know the events of the day. But we do know that we must be aware for these opportunities to be Your hands and feet in the world and follow Your example. So, come Holy Spirit. Make us aware and alert of the situations going on around us. And show us how we can walk through this day in humility, knowing that in Your kingdom to be the servant of all is to be in a very high position. Come Holy Spirit, we pray. In Jesus name we ask. Amen.

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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello Daily Audio Bible family. This is Sean 316. And I don’t know what in the world has taken me so long to call but, well, back in January I lost my job so I called and we’ve been praying ever since for a job or a new opportunity. And somehow, someway, even without a job the Lord has been providing for me and allowed me to take care of my mother without a job and we were able to live as comfortably as when I had a job even without a job. So, it’s like I just had this extra-long vacation. And then out of nowhere the Lord blessed me. When my resources were at their minimum, He decided to bless me a couple weeks ago with a great job. And for some reason I failed to call…just give the Lord praise. Well…Hallelujah. The Lord is worthy to be praised forever and ever. And if there is anyone out there, any brothers or sisters who, like me, failed to call or forgot to call after the Lord has provided you with the answers to your prayers, please call. Please give us an update because it is the word of our testimony that we’re able to overcome. And I just want to thank the Lord and I thank you all for your prayers. And God bless you all.

I’m Tonya. God has convicted me to call in with my testimony. For all of you out there who are dating, who are in relationships, I pray that this message comes across with love because I do not mean it to offend anyone but I just want to tell you my story, my testimony. I did not meet my husband until I was 39 years old and you know why? Because I stayed single for five years because I was done sinning, I was done having sex before marriage and it just convicted me. A Christian woman sat me down and talked with me and it convicted me. When I met my husband, the first thing I asked him on our first date was, was he a Christian. I know for some of you that may not be the path that you choose but this is again my testimony, my story. Met him. Asked if him if he was a Christian. He told me yes. I then, after I was dating a couple of months, and we were having sex, God convicted me after this woman sat me down and I then had to confront him and told him I was no longer willing to sin and I did not want to have a sex anymore until I was married with my husband, whether or not the him or someone else, that’s the decision that I had made. Five years of being by myself just with the Lord. And five months later he proposed. I got married at 40. I had child at 41. So, to all of you out there who are in relationships and you’re not sure, you’re not married yet, I know this is such a hard message for us to grasp because we live in a world with sin and wherever God is doing, and it just seems like a norm. But read these Bible verses. Corinthians 7:3-4, Hebrews 13:4, Mark 7:21-22, Proverbs 5:18-19, Corinthians 7:2, Matthew 5:28, Genesis 2:24. Read these verses. Meditate on the word. I am praying for you all. I am praying that all of us stop sinning. And something else I heard is that we repent. We repent enough to stop sinning. I love you guys. I pray these words come over you with…

Hi. My name is Brenda I’m from Main and I’ve listened to the Daily Audio Bible every day since January 1st of 2015. Thank you, Brian and Jill. I am asking if you could please say a prayer for my beautiful granddaughter, Madison Marie. She’s nine years old and had a terrible accident. Her hand got caught in a treadmill and she’s lost the skin in the nerves on her fingers. Although we haven’t seen a specialist yet the doctor told her mom it will take up to seven years to heal, but in the New Testament, the book of James chapter 5 verse 16, it says that the earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. In verse 50, it says such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick and the Lord will make you well. We call her Maddie. She just turned herself __ and she was doing so well. Will you please pray for her and ask our Lord to heal her precious little hand. And please pray for her mom and her dad, my daughter and my son-in-law, that they stay strong and they’re blessed with great doctors. I believe. I believe in earnest prayer. I believe in earnest prayer of righteous people and the power that has. I ask our Lord will heal our little Madison. So, I turn to you and ask for that prayer. Please pray with me. Thank you so much.

Hello friends. Calling from the southern Texas front here for a couple of dear friends who are also DABbers, I’m calling in for Burke who has recently been diagnosed with __ disease. __ pray Father. Father, we come to You and just ask Lord, just be here with us Lord as we humble ourselves to You Father. We ask Lord that Your kingdom would come Lord. We ask for healing over Burkes body Father. We ask that his thyroid would be renewed and restored. Lord we see Your hands right now healing him Father. We see Father the regeneration of cells and tissue Father as Your hand works miracles upon his body Father. We pray Lord for just You to continue to work in him Lord, that You would comfort him and console him Lord in the times when he’s feeling scared of the unknown Father. I ask Lord also that You would just begin to Father give him the confidence Lord to know that Your miraculous hand is at work Father. And I pray Lord that there would be forgiveness in all that he is Lord, that there would be nothing entering Your work. From our perspective, that You forgive our sins Father, that we would be working on a clean slate Lord and that Your work would continue to work, Your Holy Spirit would begin to move Lord in all of us Lord. We ask forgiveness for our sins and for anything that we’re holding onto. We release those things to You and we ask for Your whole armor to be upon us Father. Lord, the truth would be wrapped around her waist, righteousness upon our chest, the shoes of the gospel upon our feet, the shield of faith protecting us, the sword of Your word piercing our hearts, and the helmet of salvation protecting our thoughts, our mind, emotions, everything that we are in do the glory of Your kingdom. We love You and we honor You and we praise You in Jesus name. Thank You all family. This is Delta Alpha FoxTrot calling from the southern Texas front.

05/22/2018 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 1:1-2:11, John 12:20-50, Psalms 118:19-29, Proverbs 15:27-28

Today is the 22 day of May. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you today as we move forward, the next step forward in our adventure through the Scriptures, which actually brings us to the doorway of another book. And we’ll step into that today. We completed 1 Samuel yesterday and the life of Saul. And of course, Saul was killed in battle and we read of that. Which brings us today to begin 2 Samuel. And just by way of reminder, 1 and 2 Samuel were of a larger collection of books with other texts that were separated along the way, made individual books for clarification and ease. It would be pretty hard for Samuel to have written 2 Samuel since he had already died. So we don’t actually know who penned this book, but it does seem to be a collection from previous times. But because of the way that the narrative reads, whoever did account for these Scriptures had first hand knowledge. 2 Samuel is gonna pick up right where we left off. So it’s not like we’re switching gears here and have to reframe what we’re looking at. It’s gonna pick up right where we left off. And we’ve basically concluded the book of 1 Samuel with the death of Saul and his sons. So we’ll pick up there as 2 Samuel begins. And then we’ll cover the life of David, his ascension to the throne, his victories, his conquests, his relationship and passion for God and then the mountain top of his life and then the trailing off and his falling away from God as well. And we’ll be able to sit here in the front row and watch all of this happen and apply it to our lives. Because we’ll certainly find ourselves in the life of David. And in his life we’ll have one more example of how pressing into God, obeying God, following God with our whole hearts brings about victory in any situation and the falling away from God brings about rebellion and eventual destruction. And just a heads up. If this is your first time through the Scriptures, one thing to note is that the stories that we’re reading now, these will be re-told again when we get to the books of 1 and 2 Chronicle. But it’s not like it’s the same book word for word and it’s not coming from the same perspective and that’s an interesting thing about the Bible. We have this story of David and we’re reading it in Samuel from a prophetic perspective, from the view of the prophets. When we move back through the story again when we get to the books of Chronicles, we’ll read this same story of David’s life, only from the view of the priestly perspective. So with all of that said, let’s begin this new adventure that we’re on known as 2 Samuel. And we’ll read chapter 1:1-2:11 today.

Commentary:

Okay. So, we’ve talked about 2 Samuel a little bit. Now let’s just talk about the context of the territory that we’re moving into. Because we can be reading the story of David’s life in 2 Samuel or in the books of Chronicles and then we can, at the same time, be reading a Psalm of David and these would be from different periods of his life. So, David can write a Psalm that refers to Jerusalem. But in 2 Samuel where we are right now, Jerusalem doesn’t exist. It is a Canaanite city called Jabez, but it’s not the holy city of Jerusalem that we know of today. It’s not the capital city of Israel. So, we’ve gone through the story, right? David has left Ziklag and moved back into his homeland to the city of Hebron, which still exists today. And the people of the tribe of Judah, which is David’s tribe, they anoint him king over themselves. So Saul had died but he has an heir, Ish-bosheth, who is successor who is also anointed king. David being on the run and his fame from killing Goliath and his fame for his leadership throughout the country has put him in his favor, but he’s just a commoner. And it wasn’t a practice in those days, like it wasn’t a democracy where everybody would vote on who would be their king. So, we have some political intrigue going on here. One of the tribes has spoken and made themselves have a king, King David, over them. Not everyone’s on board with this plan. So, it’s very easy for us to think, well, David comes after Saul so Saul dies than everybody anoints David king and they live happily ever after, but that’s not what happened. So, where we are now is that David is ruling in Hebron and he’s there for seven and a half years as the ruler. But not everyone is united around him. And there is no Jerusalem yet. And we will witness David capturing Jabez but he will make it the City of David where he will eventual build his capital and then the city will become Jerusalem.

Prayer:

So Father, we thank You for Your Word. We thank You for our ability to continue in the journey through Your Word each and every year, each and every day. And we thank You for the different nuances that we get to explore, some historical, some deeply, deeply spiritual, penetrating very much to our essential identity. And all kinds of stuff that just makes us think about the road that we’re walking and Your Holy Spirit knits it together within us, planting the seeds that become a harvest. And we ask for a bountiful harvest of the fruit of the spirit in our lives. Because we spend time in Your Word each day and find counsel in it. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In Jesus name. Amen.

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And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi everybody. It’s Margo here from Australia. I just have a little bit of a prayer request. I wanted to say thank you to Beloved by Him from Gloucester in the UK. Prayed for police the other day. It was some sort of police day in the UK. And I would love it if you could pray for my husband. He’s been in the police for about 10 years now and he’s really struggling with it. He’s just really finding the stress of it all, it’s really getting him down, and we, in the process of getting him out of the police, were going as you know to Africa next year to the mission field. But it’s a good eight months away. He’s having trouble sleeping and just really struggling with it at the moment so I would love it if you guys could pray for God’s supernatural peace for him and to help them get some good strategies to help them through this last, hopefully only eight months. And I also have another little interesting fact, I wanted to share with Lee from New Jersey who is doing the anger prayers. And I was listening to Shangri-La hard on CD recently and he mentioned a few little facts that if you are angry you lose 25.2 points. So, that might explain sometimes why we make some pretty poor decisions while were angry. I thought that was interesting anyway guys. Love you all heaps. We really love listening every day to my wonderful DAB peeps. You have a lovely day. Bye.

Hi everyone. It’s Karen in St. Louis. Hey, I just wanted to lift up prayers for some things I heard today, today’s program. I wanted to lift up John in Bethlehem PA. And I also want to lift up Tom. And he and Johnson Jr. John, I love your prayers brother. So, I just ask you Father God, Holy Spirit, Lord Jesus I pray that You would be the God of all comfort to John and the community at his church as well has his family. I pray Lord Jesus that your light words just shine through at the funeral service and I pray that your glory would be shining through in the stories that are going to be told about Al and I pray that hearts would be prepared to receive You Father, for those who don’t know You at the funeral service. And I pray also for Pelham. I pray Father God that he would come so close to You. I just think about Matthew 11:28-30, come to me all who labor and are heavy laden and I will lift you up, take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, being gentle and knowing and hard and find rest for your souls for My yoke is easy and My burden is light. And Lord, I just pray that for Pelham. I pray that he draws so close to You Lord, that the fear would just totally dissipate, that he trusts his future, every single day of his life. And, you know, I pray that for all of us, for the DAB, and all the believers in the world Lord that we would walk by faith and not by sight Lord, that we would just put all of our days in Your hands. And I know that we go through many trials and that we have griefs that we go through and longings that are fulfilled Lord and I just pray that You would be our all and in all. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Good morning family. This is Cherry Chase, Cherri Pie. I hope all is well. I’m calling for prayer. I know months and months ago I had to call in about my job. And still, same situation. Now we have another new manager, this is like my fifth or sixth manager. The team, now are moving to a totally different new building, but the team we have now, and I hate to say it, they’re very racist. I feel like I’m living in the 60s or what it was like two years old all over again. I work with a bunch of, and I hate to say it, with a bunch of Caucasians or white people who think they’re superior and they think all black people are beneath them. So, that’s my job, that’s what I’m working with. So, I’m asking you guys to protect me on my job. Asking for protection, asking that I don’t snap. I don’t know why God keeps taking me through this, whatever He is taking me through, but when He moves me, trust me, I will be wanting out of there, but I’m not, this is not my time to go yet. I’m not letting anyone push me out of what God brought me into. So, I’m just asking you guys for prayer. I’m working with a lot of evil, a lot of people that just don’t like black people. So, and the __ people in the office more. And they’re moving all of them out. Or their bringing more Caucasian people in too, I guess, to mix it up but it’s very stressful. I’ve never really been… I have, I’m black, so, but it’s hard because you think by now, times changed and people doesn’t talk like that for the do and it’s worse now for whatever reason. It’s horrible, this racial stuff, this hate between our skin color. I don’t understand it or never understand. Mine, I have biracial’s and all of my family. My grandkids on biracial. My son-in-law is white. I don’t have that problem but there’s just so much hate in the world. I’m just asking you guys to cover me on my job. Cover me and asked God to protect me…

Good morning everyone at Daily Audio Bible. This is Silver Bell and I’m calling from the Poconos in Pennsylvania. I’m calling regarding a call from May 19th, Pelham. As soon as Pelham started talking I knew something was wrong and I just want to reassure you that God is not the author of confusion. You said you were confused. God is not the author of confusion and I just want you to know that I’m praying for you and whatever is happening in your life, God is going to work that out for you. And, so, I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know that we all love you and just stand and know that God is still on the throne. Father God, I just pray for Pelham right now. I just ask you to calm his fears, calm his doubts, and Lord to show him that You are present with him in Your Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit is our comforter. Father God, I pray that the Holy Spirit lift him now, Pelham like never before, that Pelham will feel the Holy Spirit’s presence from his head all the way down to his toes. Father God, we pray for Pelham, we pray for each other, we pray for the Daily Audio Bible team and we just thank You for allowing Your face to be able to call this line to get help. As the Bible says, that You God are our refuge. The Daily Audio Bible is a refuge. And Pelham, I thank you for using DAB as your refuge, that we can reach out and safety here. And we just bless the Lord and we pray that God will keep us…

05/21/2018 DAB Transcript

1 Samuel 29:1-31:13, John 11:55-12:19, Psalms 118:1-18, Proverbs 15:24-26

Today is the 21st day of May. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it is a pleasure and an honor to be here with you today for the next step forward as we continue to move through the Scriptures. And today we will wrap up the book of 1 Samuel by reading the last couple of chapters. Chapters 29 through 31. We’re reading from the New Living Translation this week.

Commentary:

Okay. So, we have completed the book of 1 Samuel, which will allow us to begin the book of 2 Samuel tomorrow. And we end the book of 1 Samuel with King Saul’s death. 1 Samuel deals largely with the rise of King Saul and his life. And, of course, David becomes a part of that story because their lives get intertwined after David kills Goliath and Saul gets incredibly paranoid and jealous of him. But 1 Samuel ends with the death of King Saul in battle with the Philistines. And all of these places, the place where the battle took place on Mount Gilboa and the Jezreel Valley, that’s for real. That’s a real place. When Saul and his sons’ bodies were discovered and taken and hung from the walls of Beth-shan that’s also a real place. We spent some time wandering around and just marveling at the spectacular ruins that are there just a couple months ago. Ziklag, David’s town that was raided by the Amalekites, that’s a real place too. Pretty far away from the Jezreel Valley. So, we see this three day journey that David and his men have to embark upon to leave the battle lines as they were commanded to do. And that would have been a very strenuous journey for three days. It’s pretty far. Ziklag would be down toward the Negev, down in the transition zone that’s more arid, whereas the Jezreel Valley’s way up north in the Galilee region. So it’s not surprising that some of the soldiers, some of David’s men, were really exhausted. They had just made this very, very strenuous journey very quickly, got back to their town, found their town on fire so their hearts were demoralized, adding to their exhaustion. And then they’re taking of, trying to find what might be left of the life that they knew. Of course, David was able to recover everything. And we will turn the page and begin 2 Samuel tomorrow and pick up the story of David.

Of course, in the gospel of John we kind of recognize what’s going on. We recognize that it’s Passover. We recognize that Jesus is coming into town and he had ridden in on a donkey, so we know that this is the passion narrative. And I wanna invite us to drink deeply. This will be the last time that we come through this territory this year. It won’t be long before we conclude the gospels as we prepare to conclude the Gospel of John and then we’ll be moving from there into the story that happens next, the story after Jesus’ resurrection. So as we go through this narrative for the final time this year through the eyes of John let’s pay attention and give it the reverence that it is due.

Prayer:

And so Father, we thank You. We thank You for Your Word. We do this most every day because we are thankful for Your Word, all of the things that it speaks into our souls, all the things that it instructs us in, all of the contexts and history that it allows us to experience. And so as we make this turn, we reflect back on Saul. There’s been so much of his life we can find in ourselves. And yet as we turn the page, begin to move into the life of David, we’ll see the same thing. And we invite Your Holy Spirit to speak to us

And Jesus, as we experience the final time this year the story of Your willing sacrifice on our behalf in order that the world might be restored, we thank You and we pay attention and we consider deeply and we invite Your Holy Spirit to reveal just what a change in the world this story brings. What Your sacrifice brought to the world was our salvation. Our lives are intertwined with that story. And, so, come Holy Spirit as we move into it, we pray. In Jesus name. Amen.

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And, as always if you have a prayer request or comment, 877-942-4253 is the number to dial.

And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi Daily Audio Bible family. This is Joyce and California. I sound a little different cause I have a cold but I just wanted to say I love you all and that tomorrow, May 19th, I’ll be walking across the stage for my graduation from medical school. I just wanted to thank you guys so much cause it’s been such a journey and you all have loved me so well and prayed for me so much. And I can’t thank you enough. I just wanted to pray God’s blessings over each and every single one of you. Just know that as I walk across the stage I’m going to be praising God for each and every single one of you. So, thank you so much and especially Brian and Jill. I thank them so much for building this community, for being obedient to God, and for the More Gathering, which was absolutely amazing. It was amazing because I got to see so many of my beautiful sisters and to meet a lot of you. Thank you so much and may God bless each and every one of us as we step into what He has for us as a community and us individually. May God bless you all. I love you so much. All right, this is Joyce in California. I’ll catch you later. Bye-bye.

Hi neighbors. It’s Lisa the Encourager. I was truly inspired today by what Brian read in Psalms 115 verse 17. And I’ll just repeat it real quick. It says, it is not the dead praise the Lord nor any of those descending into silence of death but we will bless the Lord both now and forever. Halleluiah. And I just wanted to use this opportunity to praise and have adoration for my God right now as I am on this earth and encourage all of you, right now, to even think about something that you can praise God about, no matter what you’re going through or what you’re facing right now because it says once we’re dead we don’t have that opportunity except for when we’re in heaven to praise Him, but we want to praise Him now so that when we are face to face with God that he can be pleased with what we did here on earth. So, I just want to encourage each of You to praise Him. I want to praise Him for that beautiful trees because I live in an area with some beautiful gorgeous lush trees. We’ve got a lot of rain and the green leaves are gorgeous and I just want to praise You God for providing the trees that provide the fruit, and the flowers, the food for us and it gives us shade. I just want to praise You God for that. I want to praise You God for the trees. They give the birds and the squirrels a home and a canopy for all those habitats. I want to praise You God for the wood that people get from the trees that people can make furniture with, the playmates that they are for the kids to climb in these trees God. I praise You for that. And I just want to praise You God for how they change and all the beautiful colors of the seasons. I just even read God that patients that see a tree outside their window heal faster. So, I praise You God for that. I praise You for everything…

Hi. This is Scottish Tom again from the Cleveland Ohio area. I actually planned to call for the women from Ohio and I didn’t quite catch her name but you were originally from the Ukraine and you said that your mom had been they diagnosed with breast cancer. I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for your mom and I’m also praying for you. I understand your pain. I know how hard it can be being so far away. I’m in the same situation myself. And some people are saying, why aren’t you over there? You know, why are you over here? With your mom. You know, I know it’s hard. My mom understands and I’m sure your mom does too, that you can’t just quit your job and leave your life will be here for an un-definite time. We are hoping to get over once she pulls through or if worse comes to the worse she knows we’ll be there and I’m sure your mom does as well. So, I’m praying for your mom but I’m also praying for you because I do understand your pain. Please keep us informed. Bye everybody.

Hello my family. This is Janice calling from Goodyear Arizona. And I finally had my back surgery. Turned out to be a little more complicated than they thought and blah blah blah. It was about six weeks ago. I’m still in a lot of pain and at this point. Worse pain than before the surgery. And I know this is going to be slow going. I just pray that you would reach out on my behalf to our heavenly Father for His healing hands to touch me and for me to have patience and learn what I’m supposed to during this process. And most importantly, that I can be all better and can ride my bike with my grandson. So, I love you all. Thank you for praying for me and I listen and pray for you every day too. Bye family.

05/20/2018 DAB Transcript

1 Samuel 26:1-28:25, John 11:1-54, Psalms 117:1-2, Proverbs 15:22-23

Today is the 20th day of May. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it is always a pleasure to come together around the global campfire and move forward in the Scriptures. And here we are stepping into a brand-new, sparkly, week. And this is the last full week of the month of May. Next week we will cross the threshold of a new month. So, let’s live into this week and let’s live it well. We’ll read from the New Living Translation this week and we’ll pick up where we left off. We’re reading from the book of first Samuel and the story of the unexpected intertwining of lives, between King Saul and David. Today we’ll read First Samuel chapter 26, 27 and 28.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word and we thank You for this new week. And if we who will combine Your word and this new week we will have oriented ourselves to You and that’s exactly what we intend to do. As we move into the new week we move in in community and we move in in the rhythm of Your word and ask Your Holy Spirit to lead and guide us every day. As we live this week out, may be pleasing to You Lord. We give our hearts to You in worship and give our minds to You. We give our spirits to You. We trust You. Come Holy Spirit and lead us into all truth. We ask in Jesus name. Amen.

Announcements:

dailyaudiobible.com is the website, it’s home base, it’s where you find out what’s going on around here. So, be certain to check in and check it out.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, thank you. I thank you so much. Thank you humbly and I with much gratitude. As I say often, what we’ve done at the Daily Audio Bible we’ve done together as a community. So, thank you for your partnership. There’s a link that is the homepage of dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or, if you prefer, the mailing address is PO Box 1996 Spring Hill, TN 37174.

And, as always if you have a prayer request or comment, 877-942-4253 is the number to dial.

And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hey Daily Audio family. It’s Rick from Massachusetts. I just listened to the prayer from the 16th of May and Donna called and about the adverse effects she has from chemotherapy and also that her son Tyler is really struggling, having a hard time with it. So, she asked us to pray. So, I’m calling in to pray. And I’m gonna pray in Jesus’ name. And Donna it says in first Peter 2:24 that by his wounds we are healed. We were healed. It says we were healed. We were healed 2000 years ago when He was lifted at the post and was enthroned on the cross. His blood covers our sins and his thrashing covers are healing. So, I speak against that adverse effect from the chemotherapy, I speak a multiplication of white blood cells in Jesus’ mighty name. I come against the cancer and I bind it in Jesus’ name. You must go. This is a child of the most high God and I command you to go. This is a temple of the Holy Spirit and you must go in Jesus’ name. Cancer die. You must die. I speak death to cancer, death to cancer. Donna, I’m coming alongside of you, that you are not going to have as adverse an affect from that chemo that you are going to face on Friday. And, this probably will get played in time but, you know, there’s no time in the spirit world. So, I come alongside you and I pray for Tyler. Tyler, I bind that spirit in Jesus name that’s making you sick and I come against it and you won’t get sick again next time with worry and concern because your mom’s gonna…

Hi. My name is Tricia and this is my first year listening to the Daily Audio Bible. Thanks to my Bible study partner Jessica. I wanted to call because a lady named Hopeful called the other day about wanting her womb to open up to have a baby and it touched my spirit. So, I want to pray quickly for her. Father, in the name of Jesus, God I ask You to touch Hopeful’s womb. God, no weapon formed against her shall prosper. God, bless that union Father in the name of Jesus God. You say in Your word be fruitful and multiply and right now I speak to her womb right now and I say come alive and open and let that womb open and run like water. And God, let her be fruitful and multiply. Let her have babies until You say no. No doctor, whatever the doctor report says, we cancel it, right now Father. In the name of Jesus. The doctors do not know. You know God. You have the final say so. And she is fruitful and she will have babies. And we’ll stand on faith that she will be calling back with a good report saying that she is in fact pregnant with kids. In the name of Jesus. Now, Hopeful stay encouraged. Speak to Your womb and whatever the doctor says, You write them a doctor report that’s canceled. In the name of Jesus. And You reverse what that report says and You speak to that report and so You know what, whatever they say is not, I say this. In the name of Jesus. Thanks. Bye.

This is Princess Sarah in Tulsa. I was listening this morning to the community prayer throughout the week of the 13th through the 19th and I heard the young woman who is getting married the end of June talking about just their physical relationship and how she would like to be pure and until her wedding starting from this time on. Maybe she’s made some choices in the past or they made some choices together, but from this point on. And, girl, my heart is just pouring out for you. If you were my daughter I would tell you that you are doing the right thing, you are making a decision that is honoring God and if this man is angry about that, he is not the man for you at this time. That’s not to say he won’t be the man for you, that’s to say he should be honoring you in your decision that you feel is right for the Lord even if he disagrees. And I just want to suck up the fear of cancellation or what will people think if we, you know, delay the wedding over. All those things are not important for the rest of your life. You don’t want to be with a man who does not honor what you feel is right before the Lord. He supposed to be the leader in your relationship. And I just don’t want you to go into this being dishonored, especially in your body because that’s going to be really important throughout your marriage. And my husband and I worked with couples a lot. So, he’s in heaven now, but I’m so grateful for the kind of man that he was and I want that for you. And baby girl, hang in there and do what you know is right in your heart and what’s right for the Lord and he will honor it. Okay? Love you. I’m praying for you. Bye.

Hello Daily Audio Bible family. This is Susan from Texas calling. It is Friday, May 17th and I’m calling because we recently had a school shooting in Santa Fe Texas and my heart is breaking for these kids and their parents and the teachers and the staff and the first responders. I just ask for your prayers for our youth, for this country, for our children in the world that are suffering and feel that they need to take out violence upon others because they are so broken and so hurting. I just ask that you would lift them up in your prayers and lift up the families that are affected by this tragedy. And thank you for your prayers and support. I’m praying for several of you, especially Terry the truck driver and others that are within the community. I just thank you for your prayers and please, please pray for the people in Santa Fe Texas who are devastated by this tragedy. Thank you. God bless you all.

05/19/2018 DAB Transcript

1 Samuel 24:1-24:44, John 10:22-42, Psalms 116:1-19, Proverbs 15:20-21

Today is May 19th. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It’s great to be here with you today as we’ve reached the conclusion of another of our weeks together. And if you believe it, we’ve been at this for about 20 weeks now this year. So, we are moving along and we’ll dive back in, picking up where we left off yesterday. And that is in 1 Samuel. And we have been watching King Saul’s animosity grow over David and his attempts to snuff David out of the story. And so we pick that up. 1 Samuel chapter 24 and 25 today. And we’ve been reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week, which is what we’ll do today and we’ll switch to something else tomorrow. But for now, 1 Samuel chapter 24.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your Word. We thank You for another week. We thank You that day by day turns into week by week turns into month by month and we move our way through the Scriptures. Each and every day You’re changing us through the stories and the people’s lives that we find in the Scriptures because we’re finding our own hearts in the Scriptures and we thank You for this gift. We worship You for what You have done in our lives through Your words and we long expectantly for what You will continue to do in our lives as we continue this journey through Your Word. Come Holy Spirit, we pray. In Jesus name we ask. Amen.

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And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Good day Daily Audio Bible family. This is John calling from Bethlehem Pennsylvania, well, I’m really over in New Jersey and Hampton today at my place of employ, but that’s beside the point. It’s great to be with you guys. Brian and Jill thank you for your ministry. Thank you family. Thank you SarahJane, thank you Mike Green and for the volunteers that help out behind the scenes. Family, would you join me in prayer today? Our church family lost a true servant of Christ yesterday. The gentleman’s name is Al, last name is Bobb and he’s a tremendous servant of Jesus Christ and we’re forever grateful for everything that he did. He volunteered at the church and was tragically entered and died on the church property yesterday. He is loved by so many people and is going to be so missed. So, if you’d join me in praying for Al, I’d greatly appreciate that. Heavenly father, we thank You for the gift of life and the gift of relationship with You. We thank You for designing our purpose and then bringing us into being to fulfill our purpose, Your will, and bring You glory father. We celebrate and will truly miss our brother Al, Father, but he is Your son and You’ve called him to be with You now. No matter what the circumstances are Father God or the situation, we praise You and honor You and ask Your Holy Spirit to bring strength courage, patience, and endurance, peace, and joy to Al’s family, those closest to him and his Life Church family. Jesus, we invite You into this and all things. We ask this in Your precious and mighty name. Amen.

Hey everybody. This is Pelham from Birmingham. I’m calling in, it’s been a little while since I’ve called in. I am at a place where I’m…confused. I don’t know what’s going to happen next and I don’t know what to do. It seems impossible to me and I am confessing that I’m scared and I don’t know why because I know I’m not supposed to feel it. I know the truth. I know what’s happening. I know that it’s good. I know that He is working it for my good but it’s so scary. It’s like the storms have to get scarier to scare me to make me stronger and I’m going through it right now with my family. All these things are taken care of in Jesus’ name. Everything is happening as it supposed to; however, I have to fight. And the verse of the day just popped up on my phone, ‘if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves’, that just popped up on the screen. You know the rest of that Scripture. I need prayer to stay focused on what I know in my heart and just to not fear but to praise him in the storm, no matter how scary it looks, no matter how hard it looks, I’m supposed to stand up next to him in that boat. When that storm is coming and let the rain hit me in the face and watch the lightning with dad and say, wow, because he’s in control. Thanks Blind Tony.

Hi DAB family this is Julie from Ohio __. I really need your prayers. I am originally from Ukraine. My family, my parents are still there and I’m their only child and I just found out that my mom has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Preliminarily at stage II but she still has to go through all the tests. Now I have family in __ here. I just need your prayers for my mom who is not really a Christian, who doesn’t rely on God for everything. And I am just at a loss as to how I can help her being so far away. And medicine in Ukraine is, unfortunately, not as good as the US, not too bad but it’s not as good. And just please pray for wisdom for the doctors, for the best technology available to be able to do his work there for God’s miracle, for guidance for wisdom for me as to what to do and how to help support my mom and my dad. I really, really need your prayers family. Thank you so much. Love you. Bye.

Hello from beautiful Cincinnati Ohio. This is Daniel Johnson Junior and I just was calling to say how grateful I am that this program exists, that we have this community that exists all around the world, people from Australia, people from Europe, people from Asia, people calling from South America, North America, all over the world. So grateful for this and grateful to all that God has been doing. I’ve been listening to the Daily Audio Bible since June 2009 and haven’t really missed a day since. And, so, I just praise God for what he’s been able to do through all of this. And I just want to pray to God here with me now…invite you to pray to God with me. Heavenly father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, thank You so very much God for being such an integral part of all of our lives. You know all of our needs even before we speak them. And I am so grateful for all of Your great forgiveness. Thank You so much Jesus for shedding Your blood, that we may have the opportunity to partake of a relationship with God to be restored in our lives, to have healing, true healing. Thank You so much God for all that You’ve done in our relationships in families. Thank You for restoring our marriages, for restoring our broken relationships with kids. Thank You so much for providing for all of our needs physically, financially, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Thank You so much for our leaders who govern over all of us. Lord I know how, I know exactly what You’re doing and I trust in You and I thank You so much for taking good care of us. In Jesus name. Amen. From beautiful Cincinnati Ohio this is Daniel Johnson Junior. Make it a great day. God bless.