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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Sat, 7/6/2013

Saturday, July 06, 2013

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Sat, 7/6/2013

Ezra 3:10-13
THE YOUNG MEN SHOUTED WHILE THE OLD MEN WEPT, Lesson 1b

v. 11 THE GIFTS OF THE PRESENT

What They Remembered – In that number were, even more people who did not remember the first temple. They had no idea of what it had looked like or of the glory that had been in it. All they remember was a life of captivity and bondage in a foreign land. No doubt many of these people had been born during the time of Israel’s captivity and all they could remember was their slavery. But, they also remembered how God in His power had delivered them from that bondage. They could not remember that first temple, but they were thankful for what they had!

What They Realized – These young people could not remember the old days, but they could see that a new day of opportunity had dawned for them and they embraced it wholeheartedly! These young people had no frame of reference concerning the old days, but they were excited about what God was doing in their day.

Friend’s it is easy to err on either side of this thing. Some people are so caught up in the past that they cannot get excited about what God is doing in the present! Still, there are others who are so willing to embrace the newest trends and methods that they forget about what God did and how He worked yesterday.

The bottom line is this: The past is gone forever and we live in the present. We need to look back and glean what we can from days gone by, but we have to live in the here and now!

Does that mean we have to change to fit in with the times? Does that mean that we need a new Bible? Does that mean that we need to scrap our hymnals in favor of praise choruses? Does that mean that we need to replace preaching with “worship dramas?” Does that mean that we must lower our standards to accommodate the world? Does that mean that we need to be more “seeker friendly” so we can attract the big crowds? The answer to all those questions is “NO!”

What it does mean is that we need to look at how and where God is working today and be thankful for the opportunities He is giving us in these days. You see, we can become trapped in the past and totally miss what God is doing today. Or, we can get so caught up in all the modern trends and methods that we fail to realize that God does not change! What He was doing in our great-grandfather’s day, He is still doing today! How God saved souls then is still how He saves them today! Society has changed, the church has changed, the world has changed, but God cannot and will not change, (Heb. 13:8; Mal. 3:6; James 1:17).

Here was the problem with both of these viewpoints. They both squandered the opportunities God gave them! You see, they laid the foundation for the temple, but the work was halted. For 15 years, they went about their lives, built their own houses and did what they wanted to do. For 15 years the house of the Lord stayed unfinished, (Hag. 1:1-5; 12-15). All those who were looking back fondly, failed to move forward in the things of God. All those who had been so excited about what God was doing in their day also failed to carry it out to completion!

Do you see what I am trying to get across? We can sit here looking back to the past, longing for the old days, dreaming of the way things were, and get absolutely nothing done for the glory of God. We can become all caught up in the latest movie, book or trend and fail to do anything for the Lord. Either one is a shame; a waste of time and either one misses the whole point of our existence!

We are not here to look back. We are not here to jump on the latest bandwagon. We are here to join God in what He is doing in these days for His glory, (John 5:19-20). What they should have done was to put their backs to the work at hand, rebuild that temple and get about the business of serving the Lord. Instead, they were all sidetracked by their own little agendas.

God help us to do what we have been called to do! I cannot go back a hundred or two hundred years to the times of great revival in the church and live then. Neither can I, nor will I, embrace everything that is being promoted in this modern age. Here is what I can do: I can bow before the Lord, commit my life to Him, ask Him to show me what He wants me to do, and get busy doing His will today. May we be careful to use the opportunities we have been given for the glory of the Lord, while we still have time to do so, (John 9:4).

TODAY’S VERSE!
Isaiah 40:18 (New King James Version (NKJV)
18 To whom then will you liken God?
Or what likeness will you compare to Him?

TODAY’S HYMN!
“I Have Decided To Follow Jesus” By: Unknown (Folk Melody) (1992)

I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
No turning back, no turning back.
Though I may wonder, I still will follow;
Though I may wonder, I still will follow;
Though I may wonder, I still will follow;
No turning back, no turning back.
The world behind me, the cross before me;
The world behind me, the cross before me;
The world behind me, the cross before me; No turning back, no turning back.
Though none go with me, still I will follow;
Though none go with me, still I will follow;
Though none go with me, still I will follow;
No turning back, no turning back.
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
Will you decide now to follow Jesus;
No turning back, no turning back.

TODAY’S PRAYER!
Loving Father, God Most Holy!
Lead us to see the purpose in the gifts You have put in us as we live our lives daily to Your glory. Reveal to us the gifts and talents You have given us so others may see You living and guiding us. Where the gift You have given us do not line up with the gifts we have, or we are misusing them, help us to submit to Your control. Enable us to use Your gifts in a meaningful way to Your praise, glory and honor. Remove all insecurities and lack of faith from within us, and rule over our use of those gifts. Thank You Father! Thank You Jesus! Thank You Holy Spirit! These things we pray in Jesus Blessed name. Amen!

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MICKEYH 7/7/2013 12:04AM

    Thank you for this affirmation of past is gone and we should move forwards on our new life. You are so right about it. I shall move forwards.

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FLYER99 7/6/2013 11:05AM

    Vic, as always:
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WENDYW596 7/6/2013 8:35AM

    I do love to see how God is working in lives today, and am part of a small group of women who meet weekly. I have seen deeper commitments in all of us, and a better understanding of God's heart and His plans for our lives. I esp liked the thought below that you stated.....

"We are not here to look back. We are not here to jump on the latest bandwagon. We are here to join God in what He is doing in these days for His glory"

But I do pray for greater discernment and knowledge so as to recognize false teaching.



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NELLIEH1 7/6/2013 7:58AM

    "The bottom line is this: The past is gone forever and we live in the present. We need to look back and glean what we can from days gone by, but we have to live in the here and now! ...We are not here to look back. We are not here to jump on the latest bandwagon. We are here to join God in what He is doing in these days for His glory," (John 5:19-20). Amen, Vic! To our GOD be all the glory!!

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SANDRALEET 7/6/2013 7:04AM

    The past we look at with longing and think we were way better then we were .Our feature is mixed up with the way of the world like then and not much gets done If we were anywhere as perfect as we think we were we would have treated every one as our self God is slow as then to punish put he dose.The mess we have we made

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TODAY'S THOUGHT!

Friday, July 05, 2013

TODAY’S THOUGHT
7/5
The laying of the foundation for the new temple, for many of the Jews present that day, was a time of great joy. The Bible says they “shouted aloud for joy,”. But, others who were there that day could not shout about what they were seeing. Instead, the Bible says, they “wept with a loud voice.” Why is it, that one group is so excited and is praising the Lord, while the other group is sad and weeping? I believe the Bible holds the answer to that question. I also believe that by answering that question, we will also uncover some very valuable truths for our church today. God has something here for us, in this passage, if we are willing to receive it today. 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. HAVE A BLESSED AND SAFE 4TH OF JULY! Vic.

  
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AZMOMXTWO 7/6/2013 12:46PM

  thank you

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    thanks for sharing.

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ANHELIC 7/5/2013 11:45PM

    Thank you Vic for revealing this message.

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FLYER99 7/5/2013 10:32AM

    Thanks, Vic, and I hope you enjoyed your July 4th.

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LOISJOHN14VS6 7/5/2013 9:35AM

    Thank you Vic.

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    Not everyone who believe lives like God wants No love in there hearts Not sheep,

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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Fri, 7/5/2013

Friday, July 05, 2013

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Fri, 7/5/2013
LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE PROPHETS!

Ezra 3:10-13
THE YOUNG MEN SHOUTED WHILE THE OLD MEN WEPT, Lesson 1a

Because of Israel’s refusal to abandon their idols and worship the one true God, they were chastened by the Lord and were taken away into captivity by the Babylonians. This captivity was to last 70 years, (Jer. 25:11-12). This 70 year period began in 605 B.C., when the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar invaded and subjugated Israel. Later, in 586 B.C., after Israel rebelled against him, Nebuchadnezzar completely destroyed Jerusalem, the temple and all the temple furniture. He also carried off all the treasures of the temple at that time. For the next 70 years Israel lived in captivity without a temple and without the feasts, sacrifices and rituals prescribed by the Law. Cyrus the Persian overthrew the Babylonians in 539 B.C. and in 538 B.C gave permission for the Jews to return to their homeland. Almost 50,000 Jews left Babylon and returned to Palestine. Three years later, in 535 B.C, they laid the foundation for a new Temple, thus ending the 70 years of their captivity.

Our text records for us the laying of the foundation for this new temple. For many of the Jews present that day, it was a time of great joy. The Bible says they “shouted aloud for joy,” (v. 12). But, others who were there that day could not shout about what they were seeing. Instead, the Bible says, they “wept with a loud voice,” (v. 12). Why is it, that one group is so excited and is praising the Lord, while the other group is sad and weeping? I believe the Bible holds the answer to that question. I also believe that by answering that question, we will also uncover some very valuable truths for our church today. Today, as the Lord gives liberty, I want to teach on this thought: “The Young Men Shouted While The Old Men Wept”. God has something here for us, in this passage, if we are willing to receive it today.

v. 12 THE GHOSTS OF THE PAST

What They Remembered – A group of older men remembered the first temple. They remembered the Grandeur, the Gold and the Glory. They remembered the old days when the temple of the Lord was one of the wonders of the ancient world. They remembered a temple that, if built today, would cost multiple billions of dollars to build. They remembered a temple that housed the Ark of the Covenant and the mercy seat. They remembered that within that Ark were tablets containing the Law of God handed down to Moses. They remembered the Shechinah glory cloud that filled the first temple, (1 Kings 8:8-13; 2 Chron. 5:13-14; 7:1-3). They remembered a day when Solomon’s temple was literally the House of God!

What They Realized – They understood that this new temple would never be the same, (Hag. 2:3). They could see that it would be smaller. They knew that they did not have the resources to rebuild it like it had been all those years ago. They realized that all the things that made the first temple precious, the Ark and its contents, the mercy seat, the glory cloud, etc., were forever gone. This realization broke their hearts and they wept bitterly.

There are many with us today who remember the glory days of the church. They remember a time when the Word of God and the House of God were held in high regard by all. They remember a time when the fear of God was on the community, and even the lost, respected the things of God. They remember a day when pulpit and pew were both filled with the Spirit of God. They remember a time when God’s presence and His power were manifested in the Lord’s house as souls were saved the saints shouted the victory and the church enjoyed God’s great power.

Those who remember those “good old days” look at the modern church with a broken heart, as they long for the things that have passed. There are many who are haunted by the ghosts of the past. I am an old man. Some do not remember many of the things they have heard about in stories, but their heart does ache for a return to those simply, more powerful days. Even though some have never been in a real revival, they too am haunted by the ghosts of the past and pray for a return of those days of power and glory!)

TODAY’S VERSE!
1 Corinthians 13:8 (New King James Version (NKJV)
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

TODAY’S HYMN!
“Beyond This Land of Parting” By: Mary B. C. Slade (1876)

Beyond this land of parting, losing and leaving,
Far beyond the losses, darkening this,
And far beyond the taking and the bereaving
Lies the summer land of bliss.

Refrain
Land beyond, so fair and bright!
Land beyond, where is no night!
Summer land, God is its Light.
O happy summer land of bliss.

Beyond this land of toiling, sowing and reaping,
Far beyond the shadows, darkening this,
And far beyond the sighing, moaning and weeping,
Lies the summer land of bliss.
Refrain

Beyond this land of sinning, fainting and failing,
Far beyond the doubtings, darkening this,
And far beyond the griefs and dangers befalling,
Lies the summer land of bliss.
Refrain

Beyond this land of waiting, seeking and sighing,
Far beyond the sorrows, darkening this,
And far beyond the pain and sickness and dying
Lies the summer land of bliss.
Refrain


TODAY’S PRAYER!
Loving Father, Loving God!
Thank You that You know the heart of each of Your children, and that You love us all with the same perfect love. May each one of us rest in Your love while growing to be more like Jesus. Grant us the willingness to live our lives in a manner pleasing and acceptable to You. Bless us with ears to listen as a disciple, ears for a purpose and that purpose is to become a blessing to Your glory. Listen to our hearts, and help us to really listen to Yours. These things we ask in the precious name of Jesus. Amen!

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FLEMIDG 7/6/2013 12:32AM

    Thank you so much Vic, for your wonderful teachings. I so enjoy reading your blogs. I have found a wonderful church that really teaches God's word and brings it to life. I have been truly blessed. May God richly bless you.



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ANHELIC 7/5/2013 11:50PM

    Thank you Vic for your great lesson, hymn and prayer. Yes, churches today are not like they were before. I enjoy your lessons each day and look forward to learn more and get a deeper knowledge. Thank you for the goodie and note. have a Blessed weekend.

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WENDYW596 7/5/2013 8:42PM

    You must be reading my mind, Vic. I have pondered on this very thought.. I was Born Again in the 70's. It seemed like the Holy Spirit was so strong during that time. Live's were changed and it was so wonderful. I understand that revival begins in each heart and I pray for the Church and revival to spread across our beautiful land once again. I am so thirsty for preaching filled with the Fire of the Holy Spirit and conviction.
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DSPURLOCK4569 7/5/2013 1:08PM

    Thank you for teaching and speaching the truth. It is hard to find a church today based on biblical doctrine, that teaches from the bible and sticks to its teachings. You are a blessing to me and exactly what I have been looking for. I was taught early on to listen to what is said and taught at a church and exam it according to the bible. Most churches are found lacking, some do not even have you open a bible or mention what bible verse they are quoting. I have left after many first visits never to set foot again for a second time, regardless of how big or wonderful others thought the church was due to this fact, my mother taught me well.

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DSPURLOCK4569 7/5/2013 1:05PM

    Thank you for teaching and speaching the truth. It is hard to find a church today based on biblical doctrine, that teaches from the bible and sticks to its teachings. You are a blessing to me and exactly what I have been looking for. I was taught early on to listen to what is said and taught at a church and exam it according to the bible. Most churches are found lacking, some do not even have you open a bible or mention what bible verse they are quoting. I have left after many first visits never to set foot again for a second time, regardless of how big or wonderful others thought the church was due to this fact, my mother taught me well.

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CANDOIT54 7/5/2013 11:38AM

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FLYER99 7/5/2013 10:38AM

    I fully understand this. I am no spring chicken and I remember years ago our church was a thriving, happy place. That church is long gone and the newer churches that I wander into today don't have the same feel. The happiness just doesn't seem to be there. I will keep trying, and with God's help, perhaps there is one remaining for me that holds onto the wonderful principles of the past. God Bless you, Vic! Bob.

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NELLIEH1 7/5/2013 9:49AM

    Dear Brother Vic, I am an old woman, and I, too, remember times of which you speak. People on fire for/in Christ! But I also know that even then the church was not as it should be, for we were in the sin of "favorites" (major prejudices against groups of people), the sin of pride (wanting to be seen or thinking that GOD's favor has something to do with us), and multiple "hidden" sins that the LORD has brought to light over the years. The exhortations in scripture are indeed for every age. We cannot return to the past, but we must return to our LORD GOD Almighty!!

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LOISJOHN14VS6 7/5/2013 9:39AM

    The way the world it going today, I am just so thank to have open fellowship in our country where Christians can still meet and worship and fellowship together.
So sad, that some 3rd world countries cannot do this without danger to their lives.

One day, there will be uninterrupted fellowship with our Heavenly Father and Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I look forward to that day when there will be no more sin, regrets, and sorrows. Come Lord Jesus.

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TODAY'S THOUGHT!

Thursday, July 04, 2013

TODAY’S THOUGHT
7/4
What is the lesson here? Faith is like a threshing floor. It winnows out everything from our lives that is not pleasing to the Lord. It cleans us up, if it is followed and obeyed. But, faith that costs you nothing is not faith at all! Worship that costs you nothing is not worship at all. Repentance that costs you nothing is not repentance at all. Your commitment to God is going to be costly to maintain. It may cost you relationships, habits, etc. There is always a price to pay when sin has been committed, if you want to be right with the Lord again! You see, serving God and enjoying His blessings comes at a price! Serving God is a costly business! We cannot cut corners on Him and expect Him to bless us! 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. HAVE A BLESSED AND SAFE 4TH OF JULY! Vic.

  
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AZMOMXTWO 7/5/2013 7:48AM

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SPARKLISE 7/5/2013 6:46AM

    emoticon I was just talking about that with my pastor last night.
When God asks us to give up something, He knows it's going to set us free, even if we don't realise it yet.(happened to me!)

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ANHELIC 7/4/2013 10:51PM

    Thank your for this message Vic. Happy 4th and God bless you.

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    emoticon Happy 4th to you emoticon and God bless you...God bless America emoticon

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SANDRALEET 7/4/2013 9:53AM

    God is just put he corrects us and we pay the price for our actions

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 7/4/2013 8:59AM

    Nice message! Happy Fourth!

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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Thu, 7/4/2013

Thursday, July 04, 2013

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Thu, 7/4/2013

David: A Man, After God’s Own Heart

2 Samuel 24:1-15
DAVID’S GREATEST SIN, Lesson 18c

v. 17-25 THE TEACHING OF DAVID’S SIN

Even at his lowest ebb, David still has something to teach us about walking with God. His sin and his recovery from it, has something to teach us about dealing with our own sin.

v. 17a It Teaches About Confession – This is why David was called “a man after God’s own heart.” David could sin and he could sin big, but he could not stay in that condition. He had to find that place of repentance before the Lord. He had to get right with God.

That is a lesson that we all need to get a hold of today. Yes, we will sin, and yes, sometimes, we will sin big. When we do, our natural tendency is to try and hide that sin away and pretend that it did not take place. God’s way is different! God expects us to confess and forsake our sins, (Pro. 28:13; 1 John 1:9).

v. 17b It Teaches About Contrition – Not only did David confess his sins, but he took all the blame upon himself. He goes to the Lord and says, “I did it! I should be paying the price.” David can only say this because his pride has been shattered. He does not care about how many soldiers he has. He does not care about the past victories. Now, David can see that his sins have hurt him and that they have hurt other people and he is genuinely sorry that he has done what he did.

This is where the Lord wants to bring us when we fail too. He wants us to reach the place where we get honest about what we have done and how it affects those around us. When we get honest about sin, we will stop making excuses; we will stop playing games; we will stop pointing fingers; we will stop hiding in the shadows. It’s not someone else’s fault! We are guilty and we need to deal with it!

When we get honest, we will come out and deal with our sins by forsaking it, and by dealing with the consequences it has brought into our lives. When we get to this point, God can bless us, forgive us and restore us again, (Psa. 51:17; Psa. 34:18). ( Luke 18:11-14) teaches us that God will receive and bless the person who comes with a right heart!

v. 18-25 It Teaches About Costliness – David is told to go to a certain threshing floor and make a sacrifice. David does and when the owner of the threshing floor offers to give the place to David, David refuses. David knows that real worship is costly. He knows that getting things fixed up with the Lord carries a high price. Instead, He buys the threshing floor and the oxen, he builds an altar and he offers a sacrifice. God is pleased and all is well again.

What is the lesson here? Faith is like a threshing floor. It winnows out everything from our lives that is not pleasing to the Lord. It cleans us up, if it is followed and obeyed. But, faith that costs you nothing is not faith at all! Worship that costs you nothing is not worship at all. Repentance that costs you nothing is not repentance at all. Your commitment to God is going to be costly to maintain. It may cost you relationships, habits, etc. There is always a price to pay when sin has been committed, if you want to be right with the Lord again!

You see, serving God and enjoying His blessings comes at a price! Serving God is a costly business! We cannot cut corners on Him and expect Him to bless us!

Do you know why the church has been blessed like it has? It is because some people have paid the price in prayer, holiness and sacrifice over the years. If we are going to continue for the glory of God, then this generation is going to kick in and pay the price as well.

The preacher in Iowa, who made a good living off a farm, was asked by another man about the church he used to Pastor. He said, “Oh, I don’t preach there anymore. With what little they gave it was a real sacrifice for me to go each week.”

By the way, did you notice that David’s sin was not completely dealt with until there was blood shed? That is the clear teaching of the Bible, (Heb. 9:22). Listen, it was on this same hill that Abraham had offered Isaac all those years ago. It was here that the Temple would be built in just a few years. It was here that one thousand years later Jesus Christ would hang on an old rugged cross to pay for sin forever.

Your sin and my sin are going to cost us big. But, it has already cost God more than we could ever imagine. He gave His Son on the cross to save us and with that salvation, comes forgiveness and cleansing. Thank God we do not have to offer a sacrifice that has been done once for all. But, we have to get honest about our sin and pay the price of confession and repentance so that our sins can be forgiven.

Conc: How does this message find you today? Are you saved and enjoying close, intimate fellowship with Jesus? Are you dealing with a sin problem? Do you need to come before the Lord and deal with some sin or problem in your walk with Jesus? Are you ready to pay the price so that God might continue to move and bless you? This altar is open and Jesus is ready to receive all who will come to Him.

TODAY’S VERSE!
Psalm 95:1 (New King James Version (NKJV)
95 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.

TODAY’S HYMN!
“Bring Christ Your Broken Life” By: T. O. Chisholm (1935)

Bring Christ your broken life,
So marred by sin.
He will create anew,
Make whole again.
Your empty wasted years
He will restore,
And your iniquities,
Remember no more

Bring Him your every care
if great or small
whatever troubles you
oh, bring it all
Bring him the haunting fears
the nameless dread
thy heart he will relieve
and lift up thy head

Bring HIm your weariness
receive his rest
Weep out your blinding tears
upon his breast
His love is wonderful
his power is great
and none that trust in him shall be desolate

Blest Saviour of us all
almighty friend!
His presence shall be ours
unto the end
without him life would be
how dark how drear
but with him morning breaks
and Heaven is near!

TODAY’S PRAYER!
Father of Mercy, God of Forgiveness!
You are our only hope for deliverance and restoration in our lives. You have saved us for eternity and for Your glory. Nothing is impossible with You. Please do not forsake us ever, but lead us and restore us in Your wonderful love, grace and mercy. Fill us with Your hope and promises. Help us to live up to Your expectations and forgive us when we fail You. Enable us to be honest with our hearts and with You concerning our sins. Helps us to be sincere about our confessions and our repentance. Let Your righteousness shine in us and through us. This we pray and ask in the blessed name of Jesus, our Savior. Amen!

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HAVE A BLESSED AND SAFE 4TH OF JULY!

  
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SPARKLISE 7/5/2013 6:43AM

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    Thank you

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ANHELIC 7/4/2013 10:53PM

    Thank you for your lesson, hymn and prayer. What a great reminder for us. Thank you for the goodie and note. emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 7/4/2013 4:13PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us Brother Vic!! I thank you for my own personal sake & now I heard, let me live & share this wonderful lesson...

God bless,

Dee

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NELLIEH1 7/4/2013 1:10PM

    Deep within we all know that GOD graciously gives us Himself, as we are ruined and broken by the Fall and our own continuing sinfulness. He offers the present of confession, contrition and yes, consequences, so we can be made Christlike step by precious step!!

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JOANIE69 7/4/2013 9:11AM

    Thank you Vic. A good reminder for me/us all.

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RSSSLHB 7/4/2013 8:32AM

    emoticon Vic have a emoticon 4th emoticon emoticon

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AZMOMXTWO 7/4/2013 7:48AM

  thank you

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