Prayer Changes Things

Prayer & Bible Band Winter Quarter:
Dec. 2017 - Feb. 2018

Lesson 3
Dec. 20, 2017
Dealing With Hatred And Haters
1 Samuel 18:5-30; Psalm 25:19; 109:3; Proverbs 10:12; Isaiah 66:5: John 18:15-25

1Samuel 18:5 And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul’s servants.
1Samuel 18:6 ¶ And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.
1Samuel 18:7 And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
1Samuel 18:8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?
1Samuel 18:9 And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.
1Samuel 18:10 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul’s hand.
1Samuel 18:11 And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.
1Samuel 18:12 ¶ And Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him, and was departed from Saul.
1Samuel 18:13 Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.
1Samuel 18:14 And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the Lord was with him.
1Samuel 18:15 Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.
1Samuel 18:16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them.
1Samuel 18:17 And Saul said to David, Behold my elder daughter Merab, her will I give thee to wife: only be thou valiant for me, and fight the Lord’s battles. For Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.
1Samuel 18:18 And David said unto Saul, Who am I? and what is my life, or my father’s family in Israel, that I should be son in law to the king?
1Samuel 18:19 But it came to pass at the time when Merab Saul’s daughter should have been given to David, that she was given unto Adriel the Meholathite to wife.
1Samuel 18:20 And Michal Saul’s daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.
1Samuel 18:21 And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son in law in the one of the twain.
1Samuel 18:22 And Saul commanded his servants, saying, Commune with David secretly, and say, Behold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his servants love thee: now therefore be the king’s son in law.
1Samuel 18:23 And Saul’s servants spake those words in the ears of David. And David said, Seemeth it to you a light thing to be a king’s son in law, seeing that I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed?
1Samuel 18:24 And the servants of Saul told him, saying, On this manner spake David.
1Samuel 18:25 And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king’s enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.
1Samuel 18:26 And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king’s son in law: and the days were not expired.
1Samuel 18:27 Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king’s son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife.
1Samuel 18:28 And Saul saw and knew that the Lord was with David, and that Michal Saul’s daughter loved him.
1Samuel 18:29 And Saul was yet the more afraid of David; and Saul became David’s enemy continually.
1Samuel 18:30 Then the princes of the Philistines went forth: and it came to pass, after they went forth, that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul; so that his name was much set by.

Psalms 25:19
Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

Psalms 109:3
They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.

Proverbs 10:12
¶ Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

Isaiah 66:5
¶ Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the Lord be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.

John 18:15
And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest.
John 18:16 But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.
John 18:17 Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man’s disciples? He saith, I am not.
John 18:18 And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.
John 18:19 The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.
John 18:20 Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.
John 18:21 Why askest thou me? ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.
John 18:22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?
John 18:23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?
John 18:24 Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.
John 18:25 And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not.

Lesson 4
Dec. 27, 2017
Learning The Will Of God
Psalm 40:8; Matthew 6:10, 7:21; John 5:39;
Acts 22:14; Romans 2:17-18; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8

Psalms 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

Matthew 6:10
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Matthew 7:21
¶ Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

John 5:39
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Acts 22:14
And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.

Romans 2:17
¶ Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
Romans 2:18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

1Thessalonians 4:3
For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
1Thessalonians 4:4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
1Thessalonians 4:5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
1Thessalonians 4:6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
1Thessalonians 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
1Thessalonians 4:8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.