The Does God Care CD was sent to us in 2005 in our Christmas correspondence, and we found it to be such a good composition and evangelistic concept, we prepared the following listener's guide to accompany it. We use it in Nursing Home Ministry, and Social Interaction with Family and Friends. We are providing this page in conjunction with the CDs we are distributing.
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Please find enclosed with this letter a unique kind of "CD" you perhaps may have never experienced before. It is a Bible-quoting and gospel-song composition described as pointing "the listener to Jesus as the only place to go in the face of adversity, pain, fear and discouragement." It is an excellent mixture of some of the most beloved and important verses of the Bible and takes less, as you can see, than 32 minutes to listen.
I recommend that you: take 32 minutes of your life once this week, eliminate all potential distractions and follow along with the listener’s guide below. Fill in the missing blanks (answers in endnotes) to aid your listening with understanding. You will find the composition a very welcome companion for your life– something to come back and experience again and again because of the supernatural value of the Bible (see Psalm 1:1-3 and Joshua 1:8) and the effect of "songs, hymns and spiritual songs" (Col 3:16) that cause us to "sing with grace in our hearts to the Lord."
We hope you will share this with someone you love after you’ve seen it. At the end of this study you will find the source information, if you find it valuable enough, to order more.
Does God Care?
1. (0:51) Psalm 23 (Click to download this track as a sample)
2. (3:34) Song: God Will Take Care of You (Altar of Praise)
3. (1:32) Matthew 6: 25-34
4. (1:30) Song: I'm With You (Stutzman Family)
5. (1:45) Romans 8:28,35-39, Isaiah 40:31,41:10, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
6. (4:05) Song: Safe In The Arms of Jesus (Altar of Praise)
(Click to download this track as a sample)
7. (1:33) Hebrews 4:14-16, Philippians 4:6-8, 1 Peter 5:6-7, Psalm 34:15-16
8. (2:13) Song: I Will Pray (Smucker Family)
9. (1:26) John 3:16, Romans 5:6-8, Ephesians 2:4-10
10. (2:58) Song: I Will Sing the Wondrous Story (Garment of Praise)
11. (2:06) John 14:1-3, 1 Corinthians 15:51-57, Revelation 21:1-4
12. (2:50) Song: Sweet By and By (Coblentz Family)
13. (1:06) Acts 3:19, Romans 10:9-10,13, Psalm 145:18-19, 2 Peter 3:9
14. (3:24) Song: Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross - Medley (Good News)
15. (0:24) Matthew 11:28-30
Total Time 31.50
To get the most out of this 32 minutes, please enter the missing blanks using your Bible, the text below is from the Authorized (King James) Version.
Psalm 23 : 1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not _______1 .
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of ________________2 for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they ______________3 me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely _____________ _____ ____________4 shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
(3:34) Song: God Will Take Care of You (Altar of Praise)
Matthew 6 : 25-34 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father ______________5 them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even ___________________6 in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly ___________7 knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the _______________8 of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
(1:30) Song: I'm With You (Stutzman Family)
Romans 8: 28 And we know that all things work together for __________9 to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than ______________10 through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Isaiah 40: 31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their ______________11; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 41: 10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
2 Corinthians 1: 3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
(4:05) Song: Safe In The Arms of Jesus (Altar of Praise)
Hebrews 4 : 14 Seeing then that we have a great _________ ___________12, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points ______________13 like as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Philippians 4 : 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by _____________14 and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the _____________15 of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, ___________16 on these things.
1 Peter 5 : 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may ___________17 you in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he __________ for you.18
Psalm 34 : 15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the ______________19, and his ears are open unto their cry.
16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
(2:13) Song: I Will Pray (Smucker Family)
John 3 : 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that ____________20 believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Romans 5 : 6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet ___________21 , Christ died for us.
Ephesians 2 :4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath _____________22 us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his __________23 in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of __________24, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should ________25 in them.
(2:58) Song: I Will Sing the Wondrous Story (Garment of Praise)
John 14 : 1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a ___________26 for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
1 Corinthians 15 : 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be ___________27 ,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on _________________28 .
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the ______________29 through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 21 : 1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a __________30 adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more __________31, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
(2:50) Song: Sweet By and By (Coblentz Family)
Acts 3 : 19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of ____________________32 shall come from the presence of the Lord;
Romans 10 : 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the ___________33 Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath _____________ 34 him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be ______________35.
Psalm 145 : 18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will ____________36 their cry, and will save them.
2 Peter 3 : 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should ___________37 to repentance.
(3:24) Song: Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross - Medley (Good News)
Matthew 11 : 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my _________ 38 is easy, and my burden is light.
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Does God Care?
This NEW CD Gospel Tract is a combination of scripture and song. It points the listener to Jesus as the only place to go in the face of adversity, pain, fear and discouragement. "Does God Care" will encourage the Christian and lead the sinner to Jesus Christ. All scripture is from the King James Version and all of the songs are acappella.
This Listener’s Study Guide was designed to accompany the cd gospel tract, "Does God Care?", It is prepared by C. Pat Lanyon. My family and I attend Truth Baptist Church, and we invite you to join us for any service, Sundays 8:30 am or 11 am or 6 pm or Wednesdays 7 pm. The church phone in South Windsor, CT is 860-289-8976.www.truthbaptistchurch.org
. want (or have a need unfulfilled)
. goodness and mercy
. Solomon was King David’s Son well known for the majesty of a blessed kingdom. See 1 Kings 4:20 ff.
. high priest
. whosoever, which, please note does include you – the reader. Read the verse with your name
in the place of the words “the world!”
. sinners Christ would never have died for a righteous man– he would not need sin paid for by a righteous sacrifice.
. quickened, the work means to “make alive.”
. works. Our works will not save us for heaven– only Jesus’ perfection can pay for sin.
. walk. Our works will bring us rewards once in heaven.
. place. Our works will determine how great our “mansion” is in heaven.
. changed. Our body is transformed during the rapture. It will be like Christ’s body was after the resurrection.
. Lord. If Jesus were not Lord, of God Himself, He could not save.
. raised. If Jesus was not actually raised from the dead, He would have been the greatest liar. His resurrection is proof that His “work” to save all who would believe on Him was indeed ACCEPTABLE to God!
. saved. Calling is the outward visible act of the cry of the heart to receive salvation. We are saved from our “sin.”
. hear. We may be assured that God does hear the prayer of a sinner to be saved!
. come. The grand invitation of all of scripture is to come to Jesus for salvation.
[38.] yoke. The cross of Christ is, in comparison to the burden of sin and the eternal death it brings, very light. True rest from labor and heavy burdens is indeed a great blessing. See Psalm 55:22.