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A Wednesday Morning Prayer and Message!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Gooooooooooooood Morning SP Members! For those of you who respond daily with your input....Thanks! Give God the glory!

PRAYER: "Holy Father, Caring God! Show us the power of "Little-by-Little".
Grant us the patience to wait on You for an answer to our prayers. We confess we want all answers to appear now, but we know Your timing is perfect, and You will answer our prayers in a way and in a time that is best for us. Help us to understand the things that are happening around us in response to our prayers, answers we may not see. Enable us to envision the step-by-step, little-by-little, process that is being made as You mold us into the image of our Lord. This we pray in the name of Jesus our Lord, Amen!"

MESSAGE: How does love relate to actions?
1. 1 John 3:16-18 - Jesus demonstrates and explain how love relates to actions:
a. The way to perceive love, that is the Love of God, is:
1. He (Jesus) laid down his life for us.
2. To follow his example, we must be willing to lay down our life for the brethren.
b. To have this world's goods and see a brethren in need and shut up our hearts to him/her, how can we say the love of God dwells in us?
c. The commandment is: "Let us not just love in words and tongue, but with deeds and truth that prove that love.
2. What do you think about this? Love that observes a need and does not minister to it is no love at all. To Be Continued!
May our hearts never condem us, but bless us, as we grow "Little-by-little" each day and become more like Jesus. In His Magnificent Love, Vic.

  
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PLAYBLUES22 1/19/2011 12:41PM

    Thank you so very much........ there are times when we are so hurt that the idea of loving another is very hard to comprehend , but than as we turn to God for help when our foundations are shaken we only come to learn that it is God shaking them.

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ABETTERSOUL 1/19/2011 12:02PM

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CATLADYX8 1/19/2011 11:31AM

    Thank you. Another timely message for me. Your providing me with something I've been missing. God Bless You!

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PHYL220 1/19/2011 10:13AM

    Amen emoticon

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A Tuesday Morning Prayer and Message!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Greeting SP Members! It was time to mow the yard yesterday. Praise God!

PRAYER: " Heavenly Father, the God who lives in heaven and dwells in our hearts. Help us to learn to pray in power and with power. Increase our faith to believe for the answers to our prayers. Enable us to become an intercessor for others, especially for those who do not know You, but also for those that do know You. We pray this morning that everyone around us will be able to recognize by the life we live that we are Christians of great faith and power in prayer. Increase our trust in You to whom we pray and our dependance on Your power.
This we pray this morning in Jesus' precious name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: How are we to treat others if we love them?
1. Matt 7:12 - The Golden Rule given for us to follow:
a. "In all things" tells us not to put boundaries or borders on our activities to which we are called.
b. What we would like others to do good unto us, let us likewise do good unto them.
c. This Rule is derived from the second commadment: Matt 22:39, "Love thy neighbor as thyself".
d. If we receive a negative stroke, we are to return a positive stroke for in doing so we are fulfilling God's Law.
2. Rom 13:8-10 - Sets our social responsibility for loving others.
a. Not to owe anyone anything but love; this fulfills the Law.
b. Love works no ill to his neighbors, but works good towards all men, thereby fulfilling God'a Law.
c. The Law points the way and Jesus came to fulfill and die for that Law.
3. What do you think about this? Are you doing what the Law requires and for which Jesus died? To Be Continued!
May God's blessings of love and righteousness be poured out on us today. In His Love, Vic.

  
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PLAYBLUES22 1/18/2011 12:07PM

    Thank you Sweetie, for all you do

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CATLADYX8 1/18/2011 10:47AM

    Thanks, I needed this today!

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SOOKIE 1/18/2011 10:40AM

    Amen!

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A Monday Morning Prayer and Message!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Goooooooooooooooood Morning SP Members! We had a wet but lovely weekend. Praise God!

PRAYER: "Our Father who art in heaven, God of the universe! We live in a land where freedom is granted like no other country in this world; and yet, we cry out to You for deliverance from all those things that keeps us from being all You want us to be. Set us free from the temptations and from everything that separates us from You. We know that even in the midst of what seems a hopeless case, You hear our cry and deliver us from all things that would cause us to become slaves to this world. Your greatest works has always been manifested in your love and care for your people. Thank You for being our God of Deliverance, the God of Miracles. Bless us today with your love, mercy and grace. This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior, Amen!"

MESSAGE: What should our motive be for our actions?
1. Matt 22:37-40 - Jesus lays down a principle for us to follow:
a. "Love the Lord thy God". HOW?
1. With all thy heart.
2. With all thy soul.
3. With all thy mind.
4. Mark 12:30 adds, "With all thy strength".
b. We are given not one but two commandments:
1. "a" above is the first commandment.
2. The second is like unto the first: "Love thy neighbor as thyself".
c. All other commandments are derived from these two commandments.
d. Notice what it really says:
1. We cannot love God until we learn to love others.
2. We cannot love others until we learn to love ourselves.
2. What do you think about this? What motivation is reflected in your actions and behavior? To Be Continued!

May God help us by showing us the true meaning of love and how to apply it in our lives. In His Love, Vic.

  
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NELLIEC 1/17/2011 3:04PM

    I think that to love ourselves -- in spite of all of our failings -- we do have to begin with realizing that God loves each one of us and created us for a purpose.

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KLC1925 1/17/2011 1:10PM

    Thank for the morning prayer!!!

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KASE72 1/17/2011 12:45PM

    Thank you. I've saved this one to share with my grandmother.

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A Sunday Morning Hymn!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Goooooooooood Morning SP Members! Here is another hymn about Jesus ....Our Friend.

Title: What A Friend We Have In Jesus

1. What a Friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear;
What a privilege to carry, Ev'rything to God in prayer.
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry, Ev'rything to God in prayer.

2. Have we trials and temptations? Cumbered with a load of care;
We should never be discouraged, Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a Friend so faithful, Who will all our troubles share?
Jesus knows our ev'ry weakness, Take it to the Lord in prayer.

3. Are we weak and heavey 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 will find a solace there.

What a joy it is to have a Friend like Jesus! God Bless, Vic.

  
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HANDS4GOD 1/16/2011 6:45PM

    thanks for this message. It is nice to just read the hymn. The music still played in my head though.

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THEWINNER33 1/16/2011 1:11PM

    We should never be discouraged, take it to the Lord in prayer.

What comfort these words have brought me through the years. I love the old hymns. I love to tell the story. Thank you for this blog. Marcia

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NELLIEC 1/16/2011 11:52AM

    It is definitely good to take our lives in prayer to Jesus!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/16/2011 11:00AM

    Thank you. I totally enjoy this hymn

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GROEDER 1/16/2011 8:51AM

    I have sung this so many times, but today I really needed to just read and reflect on the words!!
God is watching over me and giving me what I need when I need it.
Gregg


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A Saturday Morning Hymn!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

We think of Jesus as God, Lord, King, Master, but do we think of Him as FRIEND?

Hymn: Jesus Is All The World To Me

1. Jesus is all the world to me, My life, my joy, my all;
He is my strength from day to day, Without Him I would fall.
When I am sad to Him I go, No other one can cheer me so;
When I am sad He makes me glad: He's my Friend.

2. Jesus is all the world to me, My Friend in trials sore;
I go to Him for blessings and He gives them o'er and o'er.
He sends the sunshine and the rain, He sends the harvest golden grain;
Sunshine and rain, harvest of grain: He's my Friend.

3. Jesus is all the world to me, I want no better Friend;
I trust Him now, I'll trust Him when Life's fleeting days shall end.
Beautiful Life with such a Friend, Beautiful life that has no end;
Eternal Life, eternal joy: He's my Friend.

Have a great weekend! God Bless each of you, Vic.

  
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PLAYBLUES22 1/15/2011 12:53PM

    Sweetie, the words just gives me chills emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/15/2011 10:42AM

    I really loved this.

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DOOBIE893 1/15/2011 9:24AM

    Thank you. I could hear my mother's voice as I read the words.

I am working on my relationship witht he Lord!

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MISSM66 1/15/2011 9:01AM

    I Love the words of that song,thanks very much for sharing,and you have a wonderful day my Friend. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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