Monday, November 15, 2010
GooooooooooooooooMorning Team Members! Had a wonderful weekend.
"Heavenly Father, Loving God, our hearts are not proud, nor our eyes haughty. Please forgive our foolishness when we are. Free us from ourselves and give us joy in serving you. Help us to subdue our pride. Enable us so we can be free from fretting and worrying and self-seeking, so we can be free to serve the God we love. This we pray in Jeus' name, Amen!"
Today we start a new study: "Biblical Principles For Examining Moral Issues".
How can we examine or determine what is moral and what is immoral? To this end we must go to the Bible, God's Holy Word and Standard of Autority, in order to find the answers to moral issues, so we can apply them to our life with understanding. What might be some priorities we should follow? How should we use influence, examples and temptations? What can we learn from Jesus' example and character? This is what we will be looking at starting tomorrow, God willing. See you tomorrow! May God bless and teach us from his word how to live morally and be pleasing in conduct. In His Love, Vic.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Greetings Team members! We have a bit of cool weather here today and it feels good!
"Heavenly father, Awesome God, if You kept a record of our sins, who could stand before you? NO ONE! Every evil thought, every evil word, every evil wrong action, every evil attitude would comdemn us. All our sins have been an affront of disobedience against You, our God. We seek pardon, your best attribute, and not your wrath. Help us to fear and respect You, your Name, your Laws and Commandments so we may receive mercy instead of justice. Thank you for your forgiveness and loving kindness and patience with us. Thank You for not remembering our sins when you forgive us. Enable us to living in surrender to You and Your Word. This we pray through Jesus' name, Amen!"
Having completed the study about The Law of Liberty, do you have any topic, or subject you would like to study next? E-mail me your suggestions and we'll schedule them. Thanks for being a great audience and your wonderful responses and comments. In His Lov, Vic.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Aloha Everyone! My heart rejoices by your comments and responses....PRAISE GOD!
" Merciful Father, Beloved God, you take our grief and turn it into joy. You bring us relief from our enemies; you turn our sorrows into joy; you turn our nights into days; and you turn our mornings into days of celebration. Yes, we often have to face the sorrows and griefs of life, but always you fill our hearts with your joy. We can celebrate the love, grace and mercy we recive daily from you. When we agonize, you comfort us; like farmers, we struggle daily with the weeds, pests, and obstacles of life that plague us daily, but in the end there is always the hope of the bountiful harvest that awaits us. Let us therefore rejoice and sing songs of gladness; let us share the happiness we receive in Christ Jesus with others. Let us take courage in the God that loves us and takes care of us. Let us give all glory and honor to our Beloved God who blesses us daily with blessings from heaven. This we ask and pray ain Jesus' name, Amen!"
How do we use this freedom we have been given by Christ Jesus? 1 Pet 2:16 teaches us to live as free men, but warns us not to use this freedom as a cover for evil. It encourages us to live as servants of God; to use this freedom to do good works that bring praise and glory to God who bestowed this freedom on us. Rev 1:5-6 reminds us that this freedom sets us free from our sins so we may return to God and follow the way He has set for us. It reminds us that we are freed from our sins only by the blood of Christ, our Lord. We have been set free to be citizens in the kingdom of God, and priest to serve God. I believed the Bible has answered the question: "Am I not Free?" Now you know as much as I do about the freedom we have in Christ Jesus. May heaven's blessings be bestowed upon each of you today. In His Love, Vic.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Goooooooooooooood Morning Everyone! Thanks again for your responses and comments on yesterday's prayer and messgae. Feel free to respond anytime.
"Heavenly Father, Holy God, give us the strength to be people of peace in a world of war and violence. At times, this world seem beyond repair, causing us to think, "There is nothing we can do". But this is not true. We have a You, a Loving and Almighty God, to whom we can pray and ask to intervene on our behalf. Let us call on You in our distress; Let us not lean upon our own understanding, but seek your help by faith and with trust. Let us give thanks to our Wonderful Loving God, where nothing is impossible for Him. Let us bring our every care, whether great or small...whatever troubles us; let us bring it all, the haunting fears, the namelesss dread, , because you know our hearts , and you will relieve and lift up our head. Father, we live among people who are contrary to your will. May our lives and examples point them to you. This we pray in Jesus' name, Amen!"
James 1:25 reveals to us what gives us this freedom. It says the "Perfect Law of Liberty" is what gives us this freedom. This Law is found only in Christ Jesus. It is the teachings of Christ. This Law does for us what no other law can do....it frees us from the principles of sin and death. How can we receive this Law? We receive it only by being in Christ, by looking and seeking it, by hearing and remebering it, by doing and obeying it. How do we exercise this law? We exercise it by the way we speak and act, as those who are being judged by the law that gives us this freedom and mercy, instead of justice and condemnation. May God bless each of you today with peace and love. In His Love, Vic.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Greetings Everyone! Thank you, Thank you for your wonderful comments and responses to yesterday's prayer and message.
" Heavenly Father, God of all Creation, give us understanding, that we may observe your Law and keep it with all our heart. Teach us by the Word and thy Spirit. Guide us to walk in thy path; incline our hearts to receive and follow your Word; turn our eyes upon Jesus so we may follow His example; establish thy Word in us and through us. Father, thank you for loving us so much. Thank you for your Word that guides us; thank you for directing our lives to be all that you want us to be. Help us to be open to your will, to long for your love and your Law, for they are the path that leads us to eternal blessings from You. This we pray in the name of Jesus our Lord, Amen!"
As we read Eph 1:3-7, we have to ask, "How do we receive the freedom God has given us?" The scripture says we receive this freedom through Christ Jesus and in Christ Jesus. But how does this happen? It happens by faith and obedience to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, by our adoption as sons and daughters of God in Christ Jesus. How are we adopted?. The Gospel is the power of God unto our salvation ( Rom 1:16). We are adopted bt faith and obedience to the Gospel of our Lord, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our sins according to the riches of His grace. Are you being blessed today? All you need to do is hear the word of truth, believe it, obey it, repent, confess that Jesus is Lord, be baptized for the remission of your sins, and follow Jesus' example in this life. May God bless each of you today with the blessings from the heavenly realm. In His Love, Vic.
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