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A Thursday Morning Prayer and Message!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Glorious Morning To SP Members! What a wonderful feeling to wake up each morning, smile and say, THANK YOU LORD!

PRAYER: "Heavely Father, Abiding God! Thank You Father for being near to all of us who call on You, and to all who call on You in Truth. We draw near to You, knowing that You are ever near to us. We confess the times when we doubted You were there, but we realize now that it was us who had moved away and not You. Please help us to pray more fervently, especially during the times when we do not hear an answer to out prayers. Help us to focus more on Your Word, and to trust You to deliver us from all doubts and fears. Your word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. We Praise You! This we pray in Jesus' Precious name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: The Challenge To believe In Jesus Continues! (Mark 5:21-43).
1. There are many more passages of scripture about the destiny of men and the judgment, but I want to bring up only three more scriptures before we return to our story:
a. John 12:48 - Jesus is speaking, "He that rejests me and receives not my words, has me that judges him , the word that I have spoken, the same will judge him in the last day".
1. There are many today who turn their backs on God's truth.
2. There are some who only pick what they like out of the scripture and disregard everything else.
3. Jesus said in Luke 6:46, "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say"
b. Luke 19:22 - Jesus is speaking in the Parable of the Ten Pounds, " Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant".
1. We will be judged for not doing the things we know we ought to be doing.
2. We will be judged also for doing the things we know we ought not to be doing.
c. John 5:24-25 - Jesus is speaking again, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation (judgment), but is passed from death to life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and they that hear shall live".
1. The destiny for all men set by God is either heaven or hell.
2. Jesus said in Matt 7:21, "Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven".
3. Jesus said in Matt 7:13-14 - "Enter in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go thereat; but strait is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it".
2. What do you think about this? Do we want to go to heaven to see the glory of God and to live for him forever? Or, do we want to go tho hell and suffer for the rest of our life? God has given us what is required, and has given us today, the opportunity to choose. We will Continue our story Tomorrow!

May God help us all to make the right decision and give us the heart to fulfill it. In His Grace, Vic.

  
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NTSOHLTHNT 3/18/2011 6:29PM

    Thank you!

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LMMIMI 3/17/2011 2:14PM

    Thank you! Amen

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PLAYBLUES22 3/17/2011 12:14PM

    and all God's children said Amen

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WANTSZU 3/17/2011 11:30AM

    Amen and Amen!

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DOOBIE893 3/17/2011 10:31AM

    AMEN!

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A Wednesday Morning Prayer and Message!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Glorious Morning SP Members! Spring is in the air, the birds are gathering for their nest, and we need to remember those who are suffering and are devastated. Honor God!

PRAYER: "Loving Father, Merciful God! We thank You that You know us and love us. You have searched our heart and know us intimately. You know us when we sit down and when we rise. You perceive our thoughts and purpose. You discern our going out and our lying down. You know all our ways because You created us us and loved us. And even though You know all about us, with all our weaknesses and shortcomings, You love us and call us Yours. Thank You for always teaching us, for guiding us, for comforting us, for restoring us and for being with us. You know us better than we know ourselves. Enable us to know You better also. This we pray in the Precious name of Jesus our Savior, Amen!"

MESSAGE: The Challenge To Believe In Jesus Continues! (Mark 5:21-43).
1. After death, what comes next?
a. How will "what comes next" be determined?
b. Who will decide if we go to heaven or hell?
2. Heb 9:27 says, " And it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment". After death comes the judgement where our destiny of heaven or hell will de decided.
3. 2 Cor 5:10 says, "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he has done, whether it be good or bad".
a. Christ Jesus will be the judge we shall face. (Read Matt 25:31-33).
b. We will be held accountable for what we have done or failed to do in his body (the Church). (Read Matt 25:1-30 and 34-46, the Parable of the Virgins and the Parable of the Talents).
c. This judgment is for believers. The unbeliever is already condemned (Mark 16:16).
3. What do you think about this? God is indeed a loving God, but He is also a Just and Holy God, who demands obedience to His Word and Laws and will punish those that violate them.
To Be Continued Tomorrow!

May God grant us all, the understanding of His Word and Laws, and show us the truth of his Word. God Bless Everyone, In His Love, Grace and Mercy, Vic.

  
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 3/16/2011 2:14PM

    amen

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GRAMLORI 3/16/2011 10:51AM

    If this itty bitty finite mind could truly understand the mind of God---well, He would be a very small God indeed. Just gotta love that fact!

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SNUZSUZ 3/16/2011 10:36AM

    Amen!

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COOP9002 3/16/2011 10:24AM

    We are blessed to know that He loves us in spite of ourselves.

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A Tuesday Morning Prayer and Message!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Blessed Morning To All SP Members! Life is full of challenges. How we meet and deal with these challenges determines the quality of life. It is quality and not quantity that makes the difference. Give God all the glory!

PRAYER: "Loving Father, Awesome God! Our prayer to You this morning is that You will establish and bless the workof our hands to Your glory. Give us the strength we need to accomplish that work. Grant us wisdom and ability to do it well. Guide us in every detail we do. And may the work of our hands find favor in Your sight. Enable us to lift up Jesus to the world and help us to become more like Him everyday. This we pray in the Blessed name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen!"

MESSAGE: The Challernge To Believe In Jesus Continues! (Mark 5:21-43).
1. There is no greater challenge in life than to believe, obey and follow Jesus.
a. Vs 35 - While Jesus was speaking to the woman that had been healed, there came certain men from Jarius house with bad news.
1. "Thy daughter is dead!"
2. "Why trouble the Master any further?"
3. Bad news travels fast and is often accompanied by unbelieving attitudes.
b. Vs 36 - Jesus offer Jarius the challenge we all need to understand:
1. "Be not afraid, only BELIEVE".
2. Death is not the end of life. Can we not ask yesterday's question here and just change "Death" for the word "Healing"? After DEATH, what comes next?
2. What do you think about this? Jesus tells us in the scriptures what comes next, but sometimes we do not listen. Has the scripture not told us there is a heaven and there is a hell, a place to which we will go? We shall all go to one or the other. Has the scripture not shown us that life is a journey from this shore to the other shore (Mark 4:35-41)? TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW!

May our Loving God help us to understand LIFE, the rewards, the punishment for those who fail to believe, and the gifts for those who do believe in Jesus. In His Love and Grace, Vic.

  
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GMFAY33 3/15/2011 4:17PM

    Is seems that in our church and many on tv, hell is not mentioned. Too many people are trusting that God is all loving and everyone will go to Heaven. Others may know better but put that thought out of their minds.

I know and appreciate that you tell it like it is ... even when it comes to diet and exercise. But your examples speak volumes.

Thank you.

Fay

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PHYL220 3/15/2011 2:57PM

    Amen emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 3/15/2011 11:06AM

    amen

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CSDAYS 3/15/2011 10:24AM

    Bless you too.

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A Monday Morning Prayer and Message!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Goooooooooood Morning SP Members! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Thank you for all your responses to the spiritual hymns. Give God the glory!

PRAYER: "Holy Father, Redeeming God! If we cherish sin in our hearts, You will not listen to our prayers. But You have listened to our prayers, have heard our voice in prayer, and have blessed us with Your heavenly gifts. Praise be to You our God, who has not rejected our prayers nor withheld Your love from us. Teach us to pray always with a pure and honest heart, so our hearts will be right before You. We know we do not do everything perfectly, so we ask that by the power of Your Holy Spirit and Word, You will enable us to keep a pure heart and clean hands before You. Thank You for loving us and helping us to do what is right in Your sight. This we pray in Jesus' Holy name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: The Challenge To Believe In Jesus Continues! (Mark 5:21-43).
1. Jesus was asked by Jarius to come heal his sick daughter (Vs 21-24).
2. On the way to Jarius' house, a woman with a blood disease seeks healing fron Jesus (Vs 25-33).
3. vS 34 - Jesus speaks to the woman as she comes before Him and tells Him she was the one who touched his clothes.
a. Jesus calls her "daughter" and tells her "your faith has made you whole".
b. So what comes after healing takes place?
1. Jesus told the woman "Go in peace" and "be whole in your affliction".
2. We ask for healing but do we consider what comes afterwards?
4. What do you think about this? Once we are healed, what comes next? Is healing all that we seek? Is the healing not a door opened to us to proceed to live a life that is pleasing to God. Are we not purified when we are healed? To Be Continued Toimorrow!

May God's love touch all our hearts and purify them to His glory. In His Love and Mercy, Vic.

  
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PHYL220 3/14/2011 8:14PM

    Amen emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 3/14/2011 4:58PM

    amen

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CHUCKIECHIEF 3/14/2011 11:49AM

    Thank you. God Bless You always. He has blessed me.

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GRAMLORI 3/14/2011 11:16AM

    Good questions, all of them! Have a blessed day!

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A Sunday Morning Spiritual Hymn!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Blessed Sunday Morning To All SP Members! Hope everyone remembered to set their clocks one hour ahead this morning. PRAISE GOD!

In 1904, Jennie Wilson wrote the words to this hymn after reading Heb 13:6, "The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid". The music to it was created by F. L. Eiland in 1904 and arranged by Alton Howard in 1993. It's a wonderful hymn!

Title: Hold To God's Unchanging Hand

1. Time is filled with swift transition, Naught of earth unmoved can stand,
Build your hopes on things eternal, Hold to God's unchanging hand. (REFRAIN).

2. Trust in Him who will not leave you, Whatsoever years may bring,
If by earthly friends forsaken, Still more closely to Him cling. (REFRAIN).

3. When your journey is completed, If to God you have been true,
Fair and bright the home in glory, Your enraptured soul will view. (REFRAIN).

REFRAIN: Hold to God's unchanging hand! Hold to God's unchanging hand!
Build your hopes on things eternal, Hold to God's unchanging hand.

What a joy it is to know that we have an eternal home prepared for us (John 14:2)
Have a wonderful day as you worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth.
In His Love, Vic..

  
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PHYL220 3/13/2011 4:32PM

    Beautiful! emoticon

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GLASSYJEN 3/13/2011 11:18AM

  This is a beautiful hymn...I don't think I have ever heard it.Thanks so much for sharing!!
Have a blessed day!!!

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69NURSE 3/13/2011 8:40AM

    Thank you for sharing God's blessings to all of us. Have a blessed Sunday and a wonderful week ahead. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 3/13/2011 8:03AM

    Good Morning Vic. May the peace of God be with you greatly today. Thank you so much for the hymm. The wife and I sat here and sang it out loud. Oh the memories it brought back to us. What a blessing. I hope you don't mind but I reposted it on my page to send to my friends. I will give you credit. Not that I think you are looking for that but that would be the right thing to do.I also added you to my friends list.

John

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SNUZSUZ 3/13/2011 8:01AM

    Beautiful, thank you!

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