Word of the Day: subjugate

Pronunciation: [suhb-juh-geyt]

Definition(s): to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master.
2.to make submissive or subservient; enslave.

Part of Speech: verb

Sentence:  Jim Crow laws and an unfair justice system helped whites subjugate African Americans.

Synonyms: subdue, enslave, suppress, quell

Antonyms: encourage, release, liberate, free

Word of the Day: alacrity

Pronunciation: [uh-LAK-ri-tee]

Definition(s): cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness:

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence:  Students volunteer to read aloud with alacrity when their teacher offered extra credit.

Synonyms: eagerness, enthusiasm, joyfulness, zeal

Antonyms: apathy, indifference, dullness, reluctance, unwillingness

Word of the Day: candelabrum

Pronunciation: [kan-dl-AH-bruh]

Definition(s): an ornamental branched holder for more than one candle.

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence: Candelabrum are the ornament most commonly associated with Kwanzaa, as it is the holder of multiple candles.

Synonyms: sconce

Antonyms: 

Candelabrum

 

Not Easily Broken

Bishop Dale C. Bronner
Word of Faith
11/9/2014
Psalms 33: 18-22 KJV

Not Easily Broken

Not Easily Broken

  • Hope has no context without unfavorable circumstances/situations
    • Disappointment comes from what you expect to find
    • The ideal -> the real deal -> the ordeal
    • The more realistic your expectations,  the less disappointment that can occur
    • The favor of God does not exempt us from the frustrations of life
    • Scripture has never told us that a Christ life would be easy, or being saved means you live happily ever after
    • Use your prayer power
      • There is always a way out
    • 1 Peter 4:12 – NIV 
      • Don’t think a trial is a strange thing that happens to you
    • 1 Peter 1:7

Scripture Has Many Examples Of People Who Had To go through some things

    • God does not accept resignations
      • When you hit rock bottom you will discover he who is the rock
    • When you pursue your greatest passion,  you will also discover your greatest pains
      • You cannot live a productive life without traveling through failure
    • You cannot truly love and not be introduced to sorrow
    • Whenever you pursue a dream you will experience a nightmare
      • The human spirit is fragile yer resilient
      • Fragile- easily broken, shattered, or damaged; delicate; brittle; frail:
      • Resilient- springing back; rebounding.
        • returning to the original form or position after being bent, compressed,or stretched.
    • Whatever you let sit, it will go bad
      • Fruit
      • Meat
      • Cars
    • Recoveryis based on discovery
      • Discover truth and the truth shall set you free

How do you handle things that knock you down

Have you ever wondered why life has so many challenges

  • All creativity emerges from struggle
  • Necessity is the mother of invention
  • The path of least resistance leads to mediocrity
  • Imagination is more important than knowledge – Albert Einstein
  • We are born to be tender and tough
  • Our lives are miserable if we have no hope
    • We are never beaten down if we have hope
  • Hope- the desire of something good with the expectation of receiving it
    • Hope is a faith filled expectation

What biblical hope does for us

  1. It changes the way we love
  2. It changes our perspective of what wet are going through today
  3. It allows us to live today with the end in mind
  4. It changes what we THINK

Our blessed hope in God gives us

  1. Courage
  2. Comfort
  3. Confidence
  4. Strength
  5. Boldness

Word of the Day: moxie

Pronunciation: [MOK-see]

Definition(s): courage and aggressiveness; nerve.
2. vigor; verve; pep.
3. skill; know-how.

Part of Speech: noun

Sentence: Pursue your goals with moxie, especially when obstacles arise.

Synonyms: fearlessness, tenacity,  bravery, valor, fortitude, determination, prowess

Antonyms: cowardice, fear, weakness, modesty

Word of the Day: corpulent

Pronunciation: [KAWR-pyuh-luh nt]

Definition(s): large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat.

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Little exercising and lots of eating leads to a corpulent body structure.

Synonyms: burly,obese, beefy, heavy, hefty, plump, rotund

Antonyms: skinny, slender, slim, thin

Word of the Day: pusillanimous

Pronunciation: [pyoo-suh-LAN-uh-muh s]

Definition(s): lacking courage or resolution; cowardly; faint-hearted; timid.

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: People who avoid solving conflicts are usually pusillanimous in spirit.

Synonyms: afraid, gutless, chicken

Antonyms: fearless, resolute, undaunted

Word of the Day: duple

Pronunciation: [DOO-puh l, DYOO-]

Definition(s):  having two parts; double; twofold.

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Bunk beds are a duple bedding system usually composed of two twin size beds.

Synonyms: dual, binary, twin, duplicate, binary

Antonyms: single, singular