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A Wednesday Morning Prayer and Message!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Greetings to all Spark Members from the South Pole! Winter is making itself felt in South Texas......Brrrrrrrr! Praise God!

PRAYER: "Loving Father, Amazing God! You are the God of the universe and Lord of our lives. We worship you in spirit and in truth and give You all praise, glory and honor. You are Holy and Wonderful, Amazing and Awesome. And we call upon the name of our Lord by the altar of sacrifice He has built in our hearts. Thank You for all You have done for us, for all that You are doing now, and for all that You have yet to do for us. You are able to do beyond what we can think of or ask, and we call upon You to meet all of our needs in ways more wonderful than we can imagine or hope for. Let us therefore pitch our tents next to the altar and dig the well for Living Water, that we may live our lives in service to You. This we pray this morning in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Will our conduct harmonize with or cause us to neglect your Word?
1. Matt 6:19-21 - Teaches us that we can have only One Spiritual Master.
a. It warns us not to lay up treasures on this earth, but to lay up treasures in heaven. WHY?
1. Because moth and rust corrupt those treasures.
2. Because thieves can break in and steal these treasures.
b. Why lay up treasures in heaven?
1. Because neither moth nor rust can corrupt these treasures.
2. Because thieves cannot break in and steal these treasures.
c. What's the main reason? (vs 21) "For where you treasure is, there will your heart be also".
1. The two kinds of treasure are conditioned by the place where they are stored.
2. The concept of "laying up treasures in heaven" is not pictured as one of meritorious benefits, but as one of rewards for faithful service.
2. What do you think about this? Which is of greater value to you: physical treasures or spiritual treasures? Where are you storing your treasures? To Be Continued!

May each of us be blessed in finding our hearts in the right place, in making better choice in life, and in laying our treasures in heaven.
God Bless, In His Love, Vic.

  
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KASE72 1/13/2011 8:18AM

    I really like this one. I'll share it with my grandmother today. Thanks

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 1/12/2011 1:29PM

    amen

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PHYL220 1/12/2011 1:22PM

    Amen. emoticon

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PLAYBLUES22 1/12/2011 12:21PM

    Thank you Sweetie, and we can find all our treasures in God's word, without even digging, just pick up the Bible and read

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EDITOR 1/12/2011 10:14AM

    It is so cold and snowy in Ohio---but our hearts are warmed by His love!

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A Tuesday Morning Prayer and Message!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Gooooooooooood Morning SP Members! Brrrrrr! Getting cold down here is South Texas.

PRAYER: "Glorious God, Loving Father! You comfort us with your words, "Do not be afraid, I am your shield and your great reward". Help us to have faith enough to believe You, to believe you will answer our prayers and requests, and that you will meet our every need. Give us patience to wait for an answer. Help us to not take matters into our own hands, less we make a mess of things; but rather to trust in You and in Your promises. We know that You hear our prayers and will answer them in your perfect way. Help us to rest in peace by faith, and to trust in your words. This we pray in Jesus' name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Should we participate in an act that violates our conscience?
1. Rom 14:20-23 - Teaches us to avoid things that can become a stumbling block to others.
a. This is a matter of not just exercising our liberty, but also a matter of conscience and injury we might cause others by our thoughlessness.
1. Food destroys not the works of God and is permitted: But here is a principle:
2. It becomes evil when it offends or causes a brother to stumble.
3. It is good to neither eat food or drink wine whereby a brother stumbles, is offeded, or made weak.
b. Whatever we do, in word or deed, we must do it by faith.
1. Happy (Blessed) is he who condemns not himself in things which are allowed.
2. But he that doubts is damned already. WHY?
3. Whatsoever is not of faith, is sin.
2. Let's recognize the responsibility that comes with liberty.
3. Do not exercise your liberty as an occasion for a weaker brother to stumble because that act is not of faith...but of sin.
4. What do you think about this? To Be Continued!
May we live by faith without doubts, and exercise our liberty with responsible love. In His Love, Vic.

  
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SUMMERSMILES1 1/11/2011 9:32PM

    good

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/11/2011 5:17PM

    Love this message!!!

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PHYL220 1/11/2011 3:00PM

    Amen. emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 1/11/2011 2:45PM

    Amen. I didn't realize you were so close to me. It is going to be COLD tonight. emoticon

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PLAYBLUES22 1/11/2011 1:21PM

    Thank you so much God has His ways of sending you a message

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A Monday Morning Prayer and Message!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Aloha Spark Members! Thank you for all your responses. I hope we are all learning about moral and immoral behavior in this study.

PRAYER: "Heavenly Father, Awesome God! Sometimes we forget the power of your promises; Sometimes we doubt them. But when we see the rainbow appear in the sky, we remember the everlasting covenant between You and all living creatures, and we are reassured of the power of your promises. Thank You Father for always keeping your promises to us. We recall your promises in our minds, keep them in our hearts and speak them when we forget them or doubt them. Help us to push away from us all doubts , and forgive us when we forget them. Help us to remember that Jesus is our ultimate proof that You have always kept your promises and that You will always keep Your promises. It's in His name that we pray this morning, Amen!"

MESSAGE: An Appeal To All Believers!
1. Heb 6:12 - An appeal to all Christians.
a. Not to be slothful (Sluggish).
b. But to be followers (Imitators) of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises of God.
c. Who then should we imiate? FOR SURE.....JESUS! And also those Christian leaders who are not selling Jesus but are imitators of Christ.
2. Heb 13:7-10 - The appeal is for us to remember:
a. Those that have the rule over us (Who lead us) (vs 7).
1. Who speak the word of God to us.
2. Whose faith is revealed by their conduct.
b. Jesus is our example and theirs, and his example never changes (vs 8).
c. Be not carried away by false and artificial teachings...Remember that Jesus hasn't and will never change (vs 9).
1. Let your hearts be established with God's grace.
2. Only those who follow Jesus' example will in herit the promises of God.
3. The responsibility for following Jesus' example rest with each one of us. What do you think about this? To Be Continued!
May we be blessed in our choices and in our conduct thereoff.
In His Love, Vic.

  
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1COUNTRY_GAL 1/10/2011 4:20PM

    Amen,thank you for this blog.God Bless You and I found this blog from my Spark friend Nellie. emoticonDiana emoticon

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PHYL220 1/10/2011 2:41PM

    Amen. emoticon

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GRAMLORI 1/10/2011 1:28PM

    Very good stuff!! I look forward to more! Have a blessed day!

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BAPSANN 1/10/2011 12:54PM

  I like tis appeal, we need more of this.

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NELLIEC 1/10/2011 11:51AM

    My oldest son is sometimes disappointed by Christians who seem very judgmental. I have been encouraging him to remember to imitate Christ!

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A Sunday Morning Hymn!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

TITLE: You Are The Song That I Sing

You are the words and the music, You are the song that I sing,
You are the melody, You are the harmony, praise to Your name I will bring;
You are the Lord of Lords, You are the Mighty God, You are the King of all kings,
So now I give back to You the song that You gave to me, You are the song that I sing.

God Bless Everyone Today, Vic.

  
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FERGSGIRL2 1/9/2011 6:33PM

    Beautiful it is! thanks for sharing.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/9/2011 11:51AM

    emoticon Beautiful Hymn

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69NURSE 1/9/2011 10:40AM

    Thank you. What a beautiful song. Enjoy God's bounty in your life today. Hugs, Bev

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PHYL220 1/9/2011 10:28AM

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 1/9/2011 10:19AM

    Beautiful

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PLAYBLUES22 1/9/2011 10:18AM

    Sing praises to His name

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ABETTERSOUL 1/9/2011 10:02AM

    I will sing that song with you Vic! Praise His holy name! Karen

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A Saturday Morning Hymn!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Title: The Battle Belongs To The Lord

1. In heavenly armor we'll enter the land, The battle belongs to the Lord.
No weapon that's fashioned against us will stand, the Battle belongs to the Lord.
Refrain:

2. When the power of darkness comes in like a flood, the Battle belongs to the Lord. He's raised up a standard, the power of his blood, the battle belongs to the Lord. Refrain:

3. When your enemy presses in hard do not fear, the Battle belongs to the Lord. Tale courage my friend, your redemption is near, the Battle belongs to the Lord.
Refrain:

Refrain:
And we sing glory, honor, power and strength to the Lord. We sing glory, honor, power and strength to the Lord.

  
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PHYL220 1/8/2011 2:59PM

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MRSJERRYBUSH 1/8/2011 1:13PM

    Gives us very little to worry about, doesn't it?

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