Louise Teaching on “Overlooking Insecurity” Monday Nov. 28 2022

The title of today’s Bible Study is “Overlooking Insecurity.” A definition is “one not founded or grounded in a secure foundation.” Read Lucas 18:9-14:

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’

13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

How does security define us as individuals? Success is refusal to accept defeat. Are you quick to give up? Do you give up easily?

My mother did not allow me to quit or give up. I learned to “stick with it,” and I taught this to my oldest daughter, Amy, who eventually graduated from the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical School with the highest honors.

“My mother set a standard and she wouldn’t let me quit.

I had to learn myself that that I could not let myself feel inadequate. I was never smart enough, not pretty enough, but I learned to get past my insecurity, which is a sign of maturity because I learned to push through.

When we feel offended, examine yourself first. If you are not responsible, then look to others. They may be responsible. So how do you treat them?

The Bible says we need to love others as we love ourselves.

You need to allow Christ to increase in you. You are stabilized and not subject to our old insecurities.

You suppress you self-centeredness by putting other people first. Keep quiet and listen is good advice.

“Everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled,” Jesus taught us. So, here are some points to help us learn.

  1. Get an understanding of your salvation by grace. Look to the Lord as the source of everything.
  2. Do not be self-centered
  3. We have a fear of rejection and failure.
  4. God has a plan for all of us. Don’t let fear hold you back.

Louise Teaching on Sanctification, Sunday November 7, 2022

Louise teaches on the area of sanctification in today’s lesson.

When you are born again, you are sanctified, but you have to be renewed daily.

Louise chooses some metaphors, on daily things, like keeping one’s home clean. It has to be done daily, and for your sanctification to remain fresh and meaningful, it has be done by daily reading to fellowship with God.

We are “in the world, but not of the world.”

We need to know what our relationship to God is daily, by a regular renewal of our fellowship with Him.

We cannot allow ourselves to live like or imitate the world, often evil and Satanic, vulgar, etc.

You have to take authority over your flesh, with the new rules of being sanctified.

What is sanctification?

  1. A need for cleaning from pollution.
  2. Renewal by the Holy Spirit.

Sanctification is being washed by the power of the Holy Spirit. God’s word is your spiritual “ivory soap.”

In today’s world, people will get angry with you if your lifestyle reflects a “sanctified” life. People will think you are sanctimonious and a “holier than thou” Christian.

2 Thessalonians 2:13 Stand Firm

” But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.”

Don’t Blame God, Louise Teaching Sunday October 23, 2022

This bible lesson started out with the title “Why Does God Allow Things to Happen?” Read/listen on for a great message on God’s presence in our lives, his promises, and his expectations for how he expects us to receive his gifts and powers.

There’s a deception out there in the Church community. We ask ourselves why does God allow hurricanes, wars, cancer, Corona virus, etc.? If he’s such a good God, why does he allow all of this to happen?

My God is, however, all and always Good. See John 10:10: he thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Satan came to kill, steal, and destroy. God does not do these things.

Pastor Louise begins with Adam, who disobeyed God and so opened the door to Satan.

Satan’s temptations made to Jesus in the 40 days in the wilderness meant that Satan owned the earth and was all evil. Jesus turned down all he offered with his answers.

God sent Jesus to win back what Adam had lost, so Jesus is often called “the Second Adam.”

When Jesus returned from death and resurrection, he gave us authority to do right, to reject Satan and his temptations. To be “born again” describes this gift from Jesus to us.

See Acts 10:38. how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.” and Matthew 4:23: “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.”

And read Matthew 8, 1-4 again: “When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy[a] came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”

Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

The leper is like all of us. God can do anything, but we need to let Jesus know what–like the leper–we need or want.

Continue with Isaiah 53:4

“Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.”

Look up “grief.” The original was translated from the Greek as “grief,” but it also means physical sicknesses and illnesses.

Jesus bore all our sicknesses and illnesses at the Cross, the Atonement. This meant not just spiritual, but ALL physical illnesses.

The biggest weapon that Satan has against us is our ignorance. God has given you the weapons to defeat Satan but YOU have to draw on Scripture or the Word to bring it to pass in your lives.

God will not put any disease or sicknesses on us, but he will “allow’ it.

Pastor Louise then described how experiences with tennis lessons got out of hand, getting involved in strife, etc. with the ladies at the court. “I was out of God’s will,” she said. Hand pain followed, then she had to listen to God who was allowing tennis to put Louise into disobedience to his word. She allowed her flesh to take over. Then she turned away from the obsession with tennis and to God’s word.

You have to judge yourself. Be honest, then Louise gives a short description of End Times, the Rapture, Tribulation, etc.

But God DOES NOT put sickness on you. Satan wants to take you out, you, as a Christian, have a target painted on your back.

You can speak life, or speak doubt and death over your life.

Louise finishes this lesson with the story of a tornado that roared through our neighborhood on April 27, 2011. The power of God saved us.

Being About Our Father’s Business, Sat. Oct. 15, 2022

Today we are living in hard times. All around us circumstances are driving us away from God. The story of Ahab and Jezebel read by Louise, as evil individuals, like so many today, committed to themselves rather than God, unlike the prophet Elijah who told their story.

So, the question as we contemplate our world is: who are you committed to?

Ahab lost all moral compass when Jezebel was concerned, who was a spirit driven demonic woman. Nobody wanted to challenge her until Elijah stepped up.

Where we going with this? Today we have people leading us who do not serve God. But just like many in Israel, many thousands, on the other hand, have their eyes on God.

We do it through prayer. We need to focus on God and his ability and what he can and will do for us. As Christians, we need to stand up, quit being cowed. Where is your confidence?

You can’t win the whole world, but you can reach those who need to hear the truth which will set them free.

You will be asked, what have you done for God and Christianity today?

We have a job to do. Christianity is going about the Lord’s business.

Teach, heal, and preach. Daily!

Healing, or God’s Bootcamp on Healing and Believing, Saturday, Oct. 15 2022

In this lesson on healing, and on believing, and receiving your healing, Pastor Louise taught that you have to persevere, line up your confession of healing daily, really walk in faith and belief in healing.

Healing takes patience, one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Your weapon of warfare is God’s word. The word speaks the truth to us.

Many Christians today don’t actively believe God’s word, literally. Don’t be persuaded by continuing symptoms for example in the area of healing. They are transitory.

On many things, if you can’t keep your own word, why should you believe God’s word?

See a wonderful teaching book, Christ the Healer by F. S. Bosworth. And the Kindle edition is FREE!

If you are learning about faith and healing, and are in a church that is not teaching faith and healing as the Bible teaches us, you will probably not receive healing based on Scripture

So, where are you going to hear or read the word of God, the full word?

Pastor Louise comes down hard on the theory that God puts diseases and illnesses on us to “glorify” God and teach us patience and obedience.

God gave us doctors, hospitals and medicines to help us as we move closer to truly believing God for full healing.

The only thing that limits us is our not truly believing that God can and does heal.

We need to deal with anger and unforgiveness and other sins in us, however, before God will heal.

Louise and Mallie, Friday September 9, 2022, State of the Church Today and the Holy Spirit

Louise and Mallie on state of the Church today and the power of the Holy Spirit, based on a sermon by Dr. Larry Ollison of Arkansas. You can read more on Ollison at this link.

The Peace of God, Louise and Mallie, Wed. August 24, 2022

Louise and Mallie, Wed. August 24, on the peace of God.
In the New Testament “peace” is mentioned over 100 times.
What is peace?
Is described in various ways:
1. a state of tranquility or contentment
And here are some places in Scripture where “peace” appears:
Matthew 10:13 when Jesus sent seventy of his disciples out among the people.
Matt. 10:24 when Jesus speaks of “peace on earth.”
Mat 4:39 when Jesus is on a boat in a storm. Jesus spoke Peace, be still! to the storm and it subsided.
Mark 9:50
Luke 7: 36-50 “Your faith has saved you, go in peace.”
Lue 8:48 “Your faith has made you whole, go in peace.”
John 14:27
John 15:33
John 20:19
Romans 2:10
Romans 3:1
Romans 8:6
Romans 14:14, 14:19

The Power of Your Words, Louise and Mallie, Wed. Aug. 24, 2022

Louise and Mallie, Wed. August 24, 2022, teaching on the power of your words, most specifically when speaking of the words that come out of your mouth.
Words are powerful.
In Matthew where Jesus speaks to the Roman centurion, words are directly related to authority. The Centurion understood authority was expressed in the power of his words.
Jesus would often say “what do you want me to do?” to one seeking his help or healing., like the blind man Bartimaeus. Jesus wanted them to speak, put into words, what is it they wanted or needed.
It was understood that words produce faith and faith will bring what you are asking or praying for to pass.
If you are going to a church not preaching or confirming healing for example, then you may need to examine your church’s approach.
So Bartimaeus was asked by Jesus, what do you want from me? Jesus wanted Bartimaeus to speak his faith, “Master I want to see!”
Believing and speaking go together. You have to believe what you are saying in your words.
“He will have whatever he says.”
Job opened the door what he said.
And here are some verses on speaking the truth:
2 Corinthians 4:13; Proverbs 4:22; Mark 11:23; Joel 3:10; Proverbs 28:1; Psalms 27:1; 1 John 4:4; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Isaiah 53:5; Deuteronomy 28, the Blessings in the Covenant.
Speak over your home, family, your jobs, speak health, truth and all that was promised to us by the work of Jesus on the Cross

Louise on Healing and Our Relationship to God, Part 2, Saturday August 13 2022

Louise, more on healing using a wonderful book by F.F. Bosworth, Christ the Healer. There’s also an audio volume you can buy, Christ the Healer, Audible Audiobook.

Does God use bodily affliction to teach us lessons? Louise mentions stories she’s heard, especially in Sunday school classes, about letting a little boy die to teach his parents and friends a lesson.

A small boy died/drowned in a pool. Did God need a “new angel in heaven,” as some in the Sunday School class said/claimed? No! Is God teaching you things through sickness and death? No!

God does not use poverty and sickness to teach you. Both of these come from Satan.

F. F. Bosworth says if it is God’s will for us to be sick, then we should close the hospitals and cease going to see doctors and nurses.

However, when you are in disobedience to God, he will allow sin and sickness to come into your lives.

Fear is the opposite of faith. What is happening in your life has to be examined as you try to determine what’s happening to you.

Louise then told the story of her fanatical embrace of tennis which was not in the Lord’s will. We need to listen to God on what he wants us to be.

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