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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Fri, 6/14/2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Fri, 6/14/2013

2 Samuel 17:23
DIGGING OUT THE ROOT OF BITTERNESS, Lesson 12a

Now, I am not much of a gardener, but I do know this: some plants, especially some weeds, will never die unless you dig out their roots and utterly destroy them. You can cut them off at the surface time after time, but they just keep coming back. However, when the root is exposed and removed from the soil, the plant is gone. It takes work to dig out roots, but it is worth the effort, since it protects the other plants in the garden.

I want to teach on this thought today: “Digging Out The Root Of Bitterness”. Do you know what bitterness is? The word is an adjective and it has the following definitions:

Strong and sharp in taste: having a sharp strong unpleasant taste, for example, like that of orange peel
Resentful: angry and resentful.
Difficult to accept: painful or very hard to accept.
Hostile: expressing intense hostility.
Very cold: penetratingly and unpleasantly cold.

I am interested in that second definition: Resentful. It has the idea of brooding anger over that which has happened in your life. This anger produces a bad spirit within a person. It is a spirit of hostility and coldness toward God or others.

Where does bitterness come from? Bitterness can come about as the result of what others do to us or say about us. Sometimes, bitterness can result from the events of life themselves, as we blame God or others for our troubles. Bitterness will affect every relationship within your life, but it will affect your relationship with the Lord most of all.

The Bible talks about this “root of bitterness” that is a possibility in our lives. Notice: (Heb. 12:15 and Deut. 29:18). These verses refer to that “root of bitterness”. It is called a root because it begins hidden within the soil of your heart. From there, its roots will entwine themselves around your heart and mind, until they choke the life out of you emotionally and spiritually. If allowed to grow unchecked, this “root of bitterness” will spring up into a plant that will cast a shadow over everything you are and do. A “root of bitterness” in your life will literally come to dominate your very existence.

In our text, we are presented with a man who was in the strangle hold of a massive “root of bitterness”. Ahithophel met a tragic end because he allowed a root of bitterness to flourish in his life. His was a sad fate, but thankfully, there are lessons that we can learn from his tragedy that will help us to avoid the same fate. As the Lord gives liberty today, I want to teach for a few minutes on this thought: “Digging Out The Root Of Bitterness”. What we can learn here will give us much help in fighting the battle with bitterness we all face from time to time.

THE TESTIMONY OF AHITHOPHEL’S LIFE

He Had The Testimony Of A Saved Man – Many things in this man’s life give the indication that he was a saved man.
He Sacrificed To God – (2 Sam. 15:12) – The very first time Ahithophel appears in the Bible, he appears engaged in the act of worship. This indicates that he was a keeper of the Law and a worshiper of the Lord.
He Spoke For God – (2 Sam. 16:23) – Ahithophel had the reputation as a man who gave good, godly counsel. In fact, this verse says that hearing a word from Ahithophel was just like getting the word directly from the mouth of God.

He Had The Testimony Of A Serving Man – Reading about this man’s life teaches us that he did not just believe in God, but he also served God by serving others.
He Was A Counselor To God’s Man –( 2 Sam. 15:12) – Great leaders have always surrounded themselves with good counselors and David was no exception. Ahithophel was one of the men David trusted for advice and direction as he governed the nation of Israel.
He Was A Companion Of God’s Man – (Psa. 41:9) – In this Psalm, which looks back on the treachery of Ahithophel’s life, David refers to him as “my familiar friend”. The word “familiar” comes from the same root that is often translated “peace”. These men were at peace with another. They were as close as men could be. The word “friend” comes from a word that can be translated “great champion or husband”, (Which, by the way, is how my wife sees me!) I think that in using these two words, David is saying, “Ahithophel and I were closer than brothers. Our hearts were wedded together as one and we walked together in peace.” He was a friend to the man of God!

In spite of the fact that Ahithophel gave every outward indication that all was well between himself and the Lord and between himself and David, there was something working in his heart that would destroy everything. Even during these times of his life, Ahithophel was being eaten alive, from the inside out, by an event that had happened years earlier.

I pointed out all those positive things from the life of Ahithophel to say this to you: You cannot always tell from the outward signs what is happening in a person’s heart! You may be thinking: “Preacher, no one here has a root of bitterness in this heart. After all, we are at church on a Sunday evening. We have a smile on our faces; we are joyous; we are worshiping together; everything is alright.”

I think Ahithophel is about to teach us that what you see on the outside does not always show you the true condition of the heart! Have you ever heard of the word “hypocrite”? It was how Jesus referred to the scribes and Pharisees, (Matt. 23:13-15; 23, 25, 27). It is an interesting word! It was originally used to refer to “an actor, or one who plays a part.” In the famous Greek tragedies, one actor would often play many parts. This actor would have a different mask for each part he was to play. As he transitioned from part to part, he would simply switch one mask for another. Hence, hypocrisy came to refer to someone who “plays different parts by hiding behind different masks.” Someone who wears their church face on Sunday and lives like the world on Monday is a hypocrite. By the same token, someone who loves you to your face, but secretly despises you in their hearts is also a hypocrite. They are merely playing a part and hiding behind a mask.

What is the bottom line? What you see is not always what you get! People tend to try and hide a lot of themselves from others. But, we all need to remember, God sees it all, even that which you think you have hidden, (Heb. 4:13).

TODAY’S VERSE!
Psalm 7:17 (New King James Version (NKJV)
17 I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness,
And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

TODAY’S HYMN!
“How Sweet, How Heavenly” By: Joseph Swain (1792)

How sweet, how heavenly is the sight
When those who love the Lord
In one another’s peace delight
And so fulfill His Word!


When each can feel his brother’s sigh
And with him bear a part!
When sorrow flows from eye to eye
And joy from heart to heart!


When, free from envy, scorn, and pride
Our wishes all above
Each can his brother’s failings hide
And show a brother’s love!




When love, in one delightful stream
Through every bosom flow
And union sweet, and dear esteem
In every action glow


Love is the golden chain that binds
The happy souls above
And he’s an heir of heaven who finds
His bosom glow with love



TODAY’S PRAYER!
Father of Truth, God of Righteousness!
We thank You that we do not have to live with negative emotions that do nothing good for our minds, soul, and body. Show us where we are living with the root of bitterness and negative attitudes. Break their control which they have over us. Replace them with the fullness of Your Spirit and Your Truth. Wipe them out completely from our lives. You know the secrets of our hearts. Reveal them to us so we may be renewed with the right spirit and attitude. Heal our broken places and mend our hurting hearts. This we pray and ask humbly in Jesus’ most precious name. Amen!

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ANHELIC 6/15/2013 12:32AM

    Thank you for the lesson, hymn and prayer, Vic. Bitterness creeps up at times and it is hard to get rid of it sometimes. Only asking for God's help will get rid of it. Thank you for the goodie and note. Have a blessed weekend, Vic.

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    I need to be humbly grateful and vigilant of wrong attitudes.

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NELLIEH1 6/14/2013 12:54PM

    "See to it that no one misses the grace of GOD and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many." - Hebrews 12:15 It is in turning from what GOD is offering us in Himself and relying instead on our own feelings, that we fall into jealousy, envy, bitterness. It is a deadly progression to be sure.

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LOUIE-LILY 6/14/2013 12:04PM

    Thank you for taking the time write this study on bitterness! How true it is. I have had to be ever vigilent and prayerful to keep from giving in to the inclination toward being bitter. Our sinful nature has no hope without Him! Praise God He has not left us alone in this struggle!

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LILYDOG11 6/14/2013 11:39AM

    I enjoyed your blog...oh how true regarding bitterness !! If you can tell me which team you are on I will go there and check it out. Thanks !!

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GOOZLEBEAR 6/14/2013 11:03AM

    I have seen personally what bitterness can do in a person's life. Thank you for the wonderful Bible Study today. I appreciate you!!!!

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HONOURIA 6/14/2013 9:56AM

    Yes - bitterness can surely take root in a heart, and it takes some well skilled Christian healing ministry to restore it once it has progressed and usually ends up with physical disorders.

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SANDRALEET 6/14/2013 7:59AM

    In the innermost of our self are the most heart-full things With God we can expose and destroy them

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AZMOMXTWO 6/14/2013 7:51AM

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TODAY'S THOUGHT!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

TODAY’S THOUGHT
6/13
This period of David’s life was the hardest he would ever face. Yet, face it he did! And, he faced it with the help of his friends. The people God providentially placed within his life made the road easier and the burden lighter. David was a rich man, not because he had wealth, position and power, but because he had friends! Thank God for our friends! They are like fine jewels affixed in the crown of our lives. When God gives us people like He gave David, He has blessed us above measure. Thank God “there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.

  
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ANHELIC 6/13/2013 10:39PM

    We are blessed by God sending a few genuine friends in our lives. How blessed we are to have them and hand picked by God.

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FERGSGIRL2 6/13/2013 6:20PM

    Friends are a blessings from the Lord


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SANDRALEET 6/13/2013 10:59AM

    Help carry each others burdens

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NEENSTER1 6/13/2013 10:02AM

   
Yes, Amen!! Thank God for frends and family.


Did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? James 2:5. emoticon

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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Thu, 6/13/2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Thu, 6/13/2013

David: A Man, After God’s Own Heart

2 Samuel 15:13-23
CLOSER THAN A BROTHER, Lesson 11e

DAVID HAD HONEST FRIENDS

2 Sam. 19:1-8 – Joab

The last friend we will consider is David’s nephew, and the commander of his army, Joab. During the battle to retake Jerusalem and to bring David back to the throne, David’s son Absalom becomes trapped in a tree by his hair, (2 Sam. 18:9-17); ( Absalom – 2 Sam. 14:25-26). Joab finds him hanging there and he and his armor-bearers kill Absalom. When David hears the news, he is devastated and goes off by himself to mourn, (2 Sam. 18:23-33). David is overcome with grief and guilt and cannot comprehend that the kingdom had been returned to him.

When Joab hears how David is acting, he went to David and rebuked him for not praising the people for bringing him back to the throne. He reminds David that there are larger issues at stake. David is still king and as king, he has a responsibility to the people. He reminds David that he has a job to do! David sees his error and goes out to meet the people. Joab was a friend because he told David the truth! He would not stand by and watch his friend make a mistake that he would later regret.

That is what a friend does! They will tell you the truth about your life and your decisions. They do so not to hurt you, but to help you avoid the pain that comes with foolish errors. Here is what the Bible says about that kind of friend, (Pro. 27:6). David had a friend like that in Joab, and he had a friend like that in Nathan the Prophet, (2 Sam. 12:7). If you have a friend who loves you enough to tell you the truth, then you are a blessed individual. Real friends pull not punches, they tell us the truth!

Thank God that Jesus is the kind Friend Who tells us the truth! He tells us that we are sinners in need of a Savior. He warns us to avoid the fires of Hell. He confronts us about the way we live our lives and He does all this because He loves us, (Rev. 3:19; Job 5:17-18).

Conc: This period of David’s life was the hardest he would ever face. Yet, face it he did! And, he faced it with the help of his friends. The people God providentially placed within his life made the road easier and the burden lighter. David was a rich man, not because he had wealth, position and power, but because he had friend!

Thank God for our friends! They are like fine jewels affixed in the crown of our lives. When God gives us people like He gave David, He has blessed us above measure. Thank God “there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”

What are we to take away from this message? There are a couple of truths I will point out in closing.

We are all blessed to have friends. We need to ask the Lord to help us recognize who they are so we can be thankful for them; so we can cultivate our relationship with them and so we can be a friend to them in return.
We need to find someone to be a friend to. There are lonely, hurting people all around us. We can demonstrate the love of Jesus to them by being a friend.
The greatest Friend of them all is named Jesus. He is the ultimate Friend. He gave His life to save us, (John 15:13). He is always with us, (Heb. 13:5). He doesn’t mind it when we come to Him with our problems, (1 Pet. 5:7). He hurts when we hurt, (Heb. 4:15). He has the will and the resources to meet our needs, (Heb. 4:16; Phil. 4:19). He will never let us down!

If the Lord has spoken to your heart about this matter of friendship, then I challenge you to come before Him.
You might want to come and thank Him for your friends.
You might want to come and ask Him who you can be a friend to.
You might want to come and thank Jesus for being the ultimate Friend in your life.
You might even want to come and be saved.
Whatever the needs, this altar is open.

TODAY’S VERSE!
Proverbs 27:9 (New King James Version (NKJV)
9 Ointment and perfume delight the heart,
And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by hearty counsel.

TODAY’S HYMN!
“Jesus! What A Friend To Sinners” By: J. W. Chapman (1910)

Jesus! what a Friend for sinners!
Jesus! Lover of my soul;
Friends may fail me, foes assail me,
He, my Savior, makes me whole.

Refrain
Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Hallelujah! what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.

Jesus! what a Strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in Him.
Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,
He, my Strength, my victory wins.
Refrain

Jesus! what a Help in sorrow!
While the billows over me roll,
Even when my heart is breaking,
He, my Comfort, helps my soul.
Refrain

Jesus! what a Guide and Keeper!
While the tempest still is high,
Storms about me, night overtakes me,
He, my Pilot, hears my cry.
Refrain

Jesus! I do now receive Him,
[or Jesus! I do now adore Him,]
More than all in Him I find.
He hath granted me forgiveness,
I am His, and He is mine.
Refrain

TODAY’S PRAYER!
Father God, Mighty in Power and in Love!
Because You care about us, help us to care for others with the same kind of care. Teach us how to be a best friend just like Jesus. You called all of humanity to come to Jesus, because He is the way to righteousness, he brings us truth that sets us free, and He brings us life that is eternal and everlasting. Some have never heard the “Call”; others have heard the call but ignored it; few have heard it and responded by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. What a friend You have given us, in Jesus. Let the mind that is in Christ be in us, so we may live and worship You, do Your Will and the Work Your Way, to Your glory. These things we pray in the blessed name of Jesus. Amen!

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ANHELIC 6/13/2013 10:44PM

    I love the hymn "What a friend we have in Jesus". How true this is, we can not have a friend more faithful and secure to be with. Just remember that our friends are priceless and we are rich when we have them. Thank you God for the truly faithful friends I have met on SparkPeople. Thank you Vic for the goodie, note and your great lessons you deliver to us. Thank you my friend.

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    Friends are indeed a blessing from God.

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NELLIEH1 6/13/2013 7:44AM

    Indeed! HalleluJAH! What a Saviour! Friend of sinners; GOD over all.

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    @ friend tells the truth in a kind way

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TODAY'S THOUGHT!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

TODAY’S THOUGHT
6/12
One of the all-time greats in baseball was Babe Ruth. His bat had the power of a cannon, and his record of 714 home runs remained until Hank Aaron came along. The Babe was the idol of sports fans, but in time age took its toll, and his popularity began to wane. Finally the Yankees traded him to the Braves. In one of his last games in Cincinnati, Babe Ruth began to falter. He struck out and made several misplays that allowed the Reds to score five runs in one inning. As the Babe walked toward the dugout, chin down and dejected, there rose from the stands an enormous storm of boos and catcalls. Some fans actually shook their fists. Then a wonderful thing happened. A little boy jumped over the railing, and with tears streaming down his cheeks he ran out to the great athlete. Unashamedly, he flung his arms around the Babe's legs and held on tightly. Babe Ruth scooped him up, hugged him, and set him down again. Patting him gently on the head, he took his hand and the two of them walked off the field together. That is the kind of Friend the saints will find in Jesus! He came in when we had no hope. He gave us just what we needed when we needed it. He did, not the work of an angel, but the work of a Savior in our lives. DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love. Vic.

  
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TXMEMAW6 6/12/2013 11:03PM

    So true! "What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear, what a privilege to carry everything to Him in prayer"! Thank you for sharing and pointing others to Jesus' love.

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ANHELIC 6/12/2013 10:58PM

    This is certainly the kind of friend we have with Jesus. He will never let us down or leave our side.

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 6/12/2013 7:42PM

    Very nice story. Thank you!

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JOANIE69 6/12/2013 10:08AM

    Hi Vic...I once had an online friend from the US who was a niece of this great athelete.
And what a Friend we have in Jesus...bless His Holy Name.

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SANDRALEET 6/12/2013 9:08AM

    The world can reject us Good never dose

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    emoticon for this story to take us from here and point us to Jesus!

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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Wed, 6/12/2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Wed, 6/12/2013

David: A Man, After God’s Own Heart

2 Samuel 15:13-23
CLOSER THAN A BROTHER, Lesson 11d

DAVID HAD HELPFUL FRIENDS

2 Sam. 17:27-28 – Shobi, Machir and Barzillai

These three men were nobodies who became somebody’s in the life of David. They walked in when most everyone else walked out. When they came, they came in at the right time and they came with exactly what David needed. Let’s look at these men a little closer.

Shobi – He was an Ammonite. His father, Nahash the king of Ammon was cruel beyond words, (1 Sam. 11). His brother Hunan had embarrassed David’s messengers, (2 Sam. 10). But, Shobi became an ally of David and stood by him through these difficult days. David had fought against his people. But, Shobi did not allow the past to cloud his love for David.

Machir – He was the man from Lo-debar who gave shelter to Mephibosheth. He was the kind of person who had a tender heart and seemed to want to reach out and help others. He may have thought that he had already given enough, but he gave more because he was David’s friend. He never forgot what David had done for Mephibosheth.

Barzillai – He was an old man and had plenty of money, (2 Sam. 19:32). He could have said, “Get someone else! I’m old and I’m tired.” But, he didn’t! He was David’s friend and he rose to the challenge. When he was needed, he came and he gave to his friend.

These men reveal the true nature of friendship. They gave without being asked and they asked for nothing in return. They gave out of love with no hidden agenda. They did what they did because they loved David. He was their friend and no price was too high and no inconvenience too great. They did what they could for their friend!

Notice where David is, when these three men come to him. He is in a place called “Mahanaim”. This is not the first time this place has been mentioned in the Bible. The first time it is mentioned in during the life of Jacob. As Jacob returned home after 20 years in exile, the angels of the Lord met him in “Mahanaim”, (Gen. 32:1-2). Just like the angels came and ministered to Jacob; Shobi, Machir and Barzillai came and did angel’s work in David’s life. Thank God for friends like these!

One of the all-time greats in baseball was Babe Ruth. His bat had the power of a cannon, and his record of 714 home runs remained until Hank Aaron came along. The Babe was the idol of sports fans, but in time age took its toll, and his popularity began to wane. Finally the Yankees traded him to the Braves. In one of his last games in Cincinnati, Babe Ruth began to falter. He struck out and made several misplays that allowed the Reds to score five runs in one inning. As the Babe walked toward the dugout, chin down and dejected, there rose from the stands an enormous storm of boos and catcalls. Some fans actually shook their fists. Then a wonderful thing happened. A little boy jumped over the railing, and with tears streaming down his cheeks he ran out to the great athlete. Unashamedly, he flung his arms around the Babe's legs and held on tightly. Babe Ruth scooped him up, hugged him, and set him down again. Patting him gently on the head, he took his hand and the two of them walked off the field together.

That is the kind of Friend the saints have found in Jesus! He came in when we had no hope. He gave us just what we needed when we needed it. He did, not the work of an angel, but the work of a Savior in our lives. He gave His all and never stopped to consider the cost or to ask for repayment. As the song writer said, “What a Friend we have in Jesus!”

TODAY’S VERSE!
Isaiah 25:9 (New King James Version (NKJV)
9 And it will be said in that day:
“Behold, this is our God;
We have waited for Him, and He will save us.
This is the Lord;
We have waited for Him;
We will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.”

TODAY’S HYMN!
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus” By: Joseph M. Scriven (1855)

1. What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!

2. Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

3. Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.


4. Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised
Thou wilt all our burdens bear;
May we ever, Lord, be bringing
All to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright, unclouded,
There will be no need for prayer—
Rapture, praise, and endless worship
Will be our sweet portion there.


TODAY’S PRAYER!
Father of Light, God of Love!
What are we that You are mindful of us, that You give us so much attention? It is hard for us to comprehend the depth of Your love and why Jesus wants to be our Best Friend. You care about every detail in our lives. We are grateful that in difficult times You are with us, walking beside us all the way through to the other side of pain and trouble. Forgive us when we blame You for the trouble we bring on ourselves. Thank You for Jesus and for working things out for our good. These things we pray before Your throne of grace in His precious name. Amen!

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ANHELIC 6/12/2013 11:17PM

    Thank you for the great message, hymn and prayer. When we have a faithful friend in Jesus, we have a strong ability to continue and feel secure. Thank you for the goodie and note. Blessings for your continued lessons.

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CANDOIT54 6/12/2013 9:50PM

    Thank you Vic. The hymns are so much better when I find them on youtube and listen to them.

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HONOURIA 6/12/2013 9:54AM

    A true friend indeed.

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SANDRALEET 6/12/2013 9:10AM

    Love like God uncondituly

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NELLIEH1 6/12/2013 8:16AM

    Thank you, Vic, for helping us to dwell on the one Friend we have forever! Jesus is there indeed as our hope wanes. He is always present to/for/with/in us as believers into Him. He has paid all costs eternally for who we are (dead in sin) so we are made alive in Him and totally reconciled with GOD everlastingly!

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