Helena Nazarene Church
Friday, July 23, 2021
HOLY SPIRIT inspiring us to ENCOURAGE, LOVE, and PRAY for 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 Commentaries Help Give Context to the Scriptures You are Studying!

Commentaries are from aplainaccount.


July 25, 2021

July 18, 2021

2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Psalm 89:20-37
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

July 11, 2021

2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 and/or Amos 7:7-15

July 4, 2021

Psalm 48

June 27, 2021

June 20, 2021 - Father's Day

June 13, 2021

June 6, 2021

May 30, 2021

May 9, 2021

May 2, 2021

April 25, 2021

April 18, 2021

April 11, 2021


April 4, 2021 - Easter Sunday


March 28, 2021 - Palm Sunday

March 21, 2021

March 14, 2021


March 7, 2021

February 28, 2021

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-19 (labeled wrong in title)

February 14, 2021

Mark 2:2-9

2 Kings 2:1-12


February 7, 2021

January 31, 2021

January 24, 2021

January 17, 2021

January 3, 2021

December 27,2020

December 20, 2020 -4th Sunday of Advent

December 13, 2020 - 3rd Sunday of Advent

December 6, 2020 - 2nd Sunday of Advent

November 29, 2020 - 1st Sunday of Advent

November 8, 2020

November 1, 2020

October 25, 2020

October 18, 2020

October 11, 2020

October 4, 2020

September 27, 2020

September 20, 2020

September 13, 2020

September 6,2020

August 30, 2020

August 23, 2020


August 16, 2020

August 9, 2020


August 2, 2020

July 26, 2020

July 19, 2020


July 12, 2020


July 5th, 2020

April 8, 2020 - Easter Sunday

April 5, 2020 - Palm Sunday

March 29, 2020

Psalm 130

March 22, 2020

1 Samuel 16:1-13
Psalm 23
Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9:1-41

March 15, 2020


March 8, 2020


March 1, 2020


February 23, 2020

Psalm 99
2 Peter 1:16-21

February 16, 2020



February 9, 2020

A Prophetic Call for Justice
Are You Just the Right Spice & Light?


February 2, 2020

Micah 6:1-8
Psalm 15
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Matthew 5:1-12


January 26, 2020 


January 19, 2020

The Servant of God- Israel & Jesus!
Through the Ordinary, we still can put our trust in God's faithfulness
God is faithful and at work among us!
Christ Revealed as the Messiah; the Chosen One

January 12, 2020

Our Vocation as Servants of God, just as Jesus was/is!
Our God is Most Powerful, yet wants reconciliation!
Allowing God to be seen through us!
Baptism of Jesus

January 5, 2020

Hope in the Exile
Praising the Lord through Suffering
The Mystery of God's Will

December 15, 2019

A Lesson on Ahaz's background and how God offered him a sign!
Our God is so Great!
Live as Christ is Lord
Joseph, Jesus' earthly father

December 8, 2019

Repent for the Kingdom is near

November 17, 2019


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

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