Helena Nazarene Church
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Connecting with God and Others

Commentary Notes

 The most reliable source for scripture is the Bible; God's word: Absolute Truth that is living, Sharper than a two edged sword, able to separate bone from marrow. as you go to the word, let these also help give context to the scriptures you are studying! 

commentaries are from aplainaccount.

 

THIS WEEKS LECTIONARY READINGS

 
 
 

November 10, 2019

 The Sadducees and Jesus
 
 God's Call for Courage and to Not Fear
 
 The Man of Lawlessness
 
A Beautiful Acrostic Poem about God and His Creation Praising Him Forever and Ever

November 3, 2019

Falling Short
 
 
 
 

October 27, 2019

The Pharisee and Tax Collector
 
Give Thanks to our God
 
Preach the Word No Matter the Cost
 

October 20, 2019

Pray Always & Don't Lose Heart
 
The Blessings of a  Deep Relationship with God
 
The Charge to go and Preach the Gospel
 

October 13, 2019

"He was a Samaritan"
 
Remember what Jesus is and has and is doing 
 
How Awesome are Your Deeds
 
An Un-Welcomed Letter to the Exiles 
 

October 6, 2019

We are servants that need no extra reward for doing our duty
 
Do in Remembrance
 
The Exile was a means of punishment and grace.
 
Great is God's Faithfulness

September 29, 2019

 
 
 
 

September 22, 2019

In Whom Do You Have Faith In?
 
A Plead for God's Compassion 
 
 

September 15, 2019

God desires us to be in right relationship with Him!
 
 
 

September 8, 2019

The Cost of Being a Disciple
 
The Potter, The Clay, The Prophets Word
 
On the Basis of Love
 
The Ultimate Knitter

September 1, 2019

Commentary on the surrounding text than the lectionary passage. 
 
 The Judge & Plaintiff
 
 
Listen & You Will be Blessed

August 25, 2019

Jesus Calling Out the Hypocrites on Sabbath
 
 In the Lord Only Do I take Refuge
 
 God's Call - Our Response
 
 A Consuming Fire of Righteousness & Mercy

August 18, 2019

Division not Divisiveness Shalom not Shallow Peace
 
 Faith Costs but is Worth It!
 
 The Diligent Vinekeeper
 
 A Lamenting Psalm

August 4, 2019

Jesus' Call to store up Treasures from Heaven
 
 God's Love Endures Forever
 
Put on your New Self which is in Christ
 
 Our Abba Father's Love

July 28, 2019

 The LORD's call for Hosea
 
 Christ is enough
 
 Gift - Discovery - Hospitality
 
 Revive Us O Lord!

July 14th & 21st 

No Commentaries Available
 

July 7, 2019

Healing & Peace to All
 
Our Humility before God
 
 
Praise!

June 30, 2019

Running Toward, or Running Away?
 
The Assurance that Yahweh is with you!
 
Living in Freedom in Christ
 
Cry Out...Sing Out
 

June 23, 2019

Galatians 3:23-29
Justification through Faith
 
A Community of Outsiders
 

June 16, 2019

The Working of the Holy Spirit
 
Wisdom's Role
 
 The Majesty of God!
 
Peace with Faith through God
 

June 9, 2019

Unity in all Believers so that the World may Know Jesus!
 
Holy Annoyance, Shackled Proclamation, and the Way to Salvation
 
The Alpha & The Omega
 
A Proclamation to God's Power & Our Call to Join in His Purposes

 

May 26, 2019

His Presence - Our Fellowship
 
The First Things Have Passed Away
 
The Mission to Share the Good News
 
God is a God of the Whole Earth

 

May 16, 2019

Us and Them
 
God's Character
 
Praise the LORD!
 
New Heaven & Earth

 

May 12, 2019

To Worship as those in White Robes Worship the Lamb
 
Live as God the Creator has intended for you to live as His Child
 
Our Lives are a Testimony to the Resurrection of Christ
 
The Lord is our Shepherd & Banquet Host

 

May 5, 2019

Jesus Appears to the Seven Disciples Again
 
Transforming Power of Jesus 
 
True Worship of our God

 

April 28, 2019

The great commission of forgiveness
 
Obedience is greater than life
 
Easter is for the Church!
 
His Love Endures Forever
 

Easter Sunday

Do Not Cling 
 
Singing in Three Voices
 
The Easter Promise of Death Dying
 
The Good News to All
 

Palm Sunday

Jesus' Journey to the Cross 
 
Triumphant Entry
 
The Servant's Obedience
 
Christ's Humility
 

 

April 7, 2019

God Makes the Old New!
 
Psalm 126
The Joy of the Lord!
 
We are in "Christ-Land" not "Sin-Land"
 
The Generative Kingdom of Christ 
 

March 31, 2019

God Rolled Away Their Disgrace
 
A Song of Thanksgiving
 
We are a New Creation - Everything Shall be of Christ
 
The Prodigal Sons - Could We Be One?

 

March 24, 2019

How are we being as Christ was...the Vinedresser; tending to the Vineyard?
 
This Commentary is NOT from aplainaccount.com. This is Matthew Henry's Commentary. It provides insight into a more deeper connection between this weeks lectionary than the other. If you would like to read the commentary from aplainaccount, click on the link above!
 
Through Christ you can endure if you chose to do so
 
This Commentary is also NOT from aplainaccount.com. This is Matthew Henry's Commentary. The commentary from aplainaccount doesn't seem to grasp what David was saying. Maybe you disagree..Let us know what you think?

 

March 17, 2019

 
 
 
 

 

March 10, 2019

The need to acknowledge the reliance of God
 
My Refuge My Fortress
 
The Message of Salvation
 
The Temptation of Jesus

 

March 3, 2019

I am not so sure I completely agree on his commentary on why Moses was veiled. We do know that in our scripture of 2 Corinthians, the veil was because of the Israelites hardened hearts and so that they might not know the outcome of what was to be.
 
A reverence we all should have towards the God we serve
 
A great commentary on what it means to be human in reference to the transfiguration that takes place in all Christians
 
The Transfiguration of Jesus

 

February 24, 2019

 
 
This commentary is from Matthew Henry. If you scroll down; you will get his full notes on verses 35-50
 

February 17, 2019

 
We are all poor & hungry. May we not forget who gave us the gift we could never attain by ourselves.
 
Where we put our trust is Life or Death!
 
We are to be rooted in Christ, like the tree planted by the streams of water.
 
Let us not forget to speak to the Resurrection of Christ - The importance of who we are and why we are here.

 

February 10, 2019

 
Confess, Lament, Repent & be Sent
 
We must not forget the Resurrection!
 
It's not about what I give up, it's about what God gives in return!
 

 

February 3, 2019

 
Love is above all!
 
The Lord is our refuge for the righteous!
 
Its not about you, but about them!
 
There is always a pulling with a planting!

 

January 27, 2019

 
Being aware of our sin, shouldn't bring us to weep, but to repent & have joy in the Lord, for He has made us clean!
 
A testimony to God's creation, His Law & His fatherly relationship with us. 
 
Unifying as one is a must. Every person included and celebrated. Every sorrow or every joy felt as one.
 
Jesus' ministry milestone - acknowledging His fulfillment of scripture!

 

January 20, 2019

 
Wedding at Cana
 
Hope in desolation
 
We all have different Spiritual Gifts, but we should be one as a church body as the Spirit is One!
 
A wonderful Psalm about how God is Big in Love, Righteousness and Judgement
               

 

January 13, 2019

 
The Baptism of our Lord
 
Fear Not for the Lord goes before you and is with you
 
Laying on of hands garnishes the Holy Spirit
 
A Testimony that YHWH is God

 

January 6, 2019

 
An Epiphany to not only Paul but for all the world
 
The birth of Christ and the Magi who followed the star to find Him
 
The redemption of Israel
 
A Declaration of a harmonious world through Christ Jesus

 

December 31

 
Samuel as Priest & Prophet
 
Let us all Praise Him!
 
A fundamental change in identity 
 
The balancing of Jesus as Human and Jesus as God
 

Christmas scripture

 
Christmas Gospel
 
Christmas Epistle
 

 

December 23 

 
Not dealing with our sickness leaves us vulnerable for destruction.
 
Rebel against the Empire & Proclaim the Hope in the Kingdom of Christ!
 
Looking to Baby Jesus

 

December 16

 
There is always mercy and grace regardless of the judgments to come.
 
The great promise
 
All will be well because God says it will!
 
What then shall we do? A great commentary on how we are to live while waiting.

 

December 9

 
 
 
 

 

 

December 2

 

Jeremiah 33:14-16

Trusting Gods Promises in the Midst of Fear and Chaos

Psalm 25:1-10

Our Prayer & Identity

1 Thessalonians 3:9-13

Paul's Encouraging Words to the Church

Luke 21:25-36

The Importance of Eschatology