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A Thursday Morning Prayer and Message!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Greetings SP Members! Sorry about yesteray. Our internet service went down and was out most of the day. But that's OK! SMILE! Jesus loves you.

PRAYER: Holy Father, Beloved God! You made everything beautiful in its own time. You set eternity in out hearts; yet, we cannot fanthom what you have done. Our timing is not the same as Yours. We expect answers right away. Teach us to be patient and wait for an answer from You. Help us to lay our concerns before You and leave them in Your capable hands. Enable us to rest in the knowledge that Your timing is always perfect, even as everything You do is perfect. Forgive us when we fall short of the mark. This we pray in the Blessed name of Jesus our Lord, Amen!"

MESSAGE: The Challenge To Believe In Jesus Continues! (Markk 5:21-43).
1. Vs 40 - Having been laughed to scorn:
a. Jesus put the crowd out of the house of Jarius.
b. Then He took Jarius, the wife, Peter, James and John and entered the room where the dead girl was lying.
2. Vs 41 - He took the dead girl by the hand and said unto her, "TALIHA CUMI", which is Aramaic and it means "Little girl, arise".
a. If Jesus can do what man cannot do, than He must be the Christ, the Son of the Living God, and that's Good News for you and me.
3. Vs 42 - "Straightway, the girl arose and walked".
a. The girl was twelve years old.
b. They that were in the room were astonished.
4. What do you think about this? Jesus calls us today, "CUMI (ARISE), and follow me". If we are not in Christ, are we not dead? It doesn't matter how old we are, whether we are young or old. Life is only in Christ Jesus, everything else exist but is dead (Eph 1:3). To Be Continued Tomorrow!
May all spiritual blessings that are found only in Christ, be ours today.
In His Grace, Vic.

  
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NELLIEC 3/24/2011 4:15PM

    And we can't very well arise without Jesus!

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ILUVTTV 3/24/2011 1:40PM

    I would love to have the tremendous faith the woman who touched His garment had. Thank you for this wonderful post.

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TAYLORCRAFTBC65 3/24/2011 10:47AM

    That is an awesome way to start the day! THANK YOU! Are you a member of the GLBT Christian spark team? Join us! TEE as in Toby!

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CJD2000 3/24/2011 10:20AM

    A good start to Thursday.

Have a good day.
Cathy

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RIKKI572 3/24/2011 10:15AM

    I feel I'm very alive. Thank you for sharing.

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A Tuesday Morning Prayer and Message!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Goooooooood Morning SP Members! Spring is here and there is a lot of work to be done. PRAISE God and give Him all the glory!

PRAYER: "Holy Father, Eternal God! Youhave given us nten good resons for us to ask You for Wisdom. "Buy the truth", you said, "And sell it not". You have taught us to get wisdom, discipline and understanding from You. Give us wisdom so that we may have a long life of peace, blessings, and happiness. Grant us also the confidence, protection, security, and guidance that comes from Your Wisdom. Grant us a wisdom that saves us from evil, enable us tp make the right decisions, and helps us to live wit5h understanding, discipline and truth.
This we ask in the Precious name of Jesus our Lord, Amen!"

MESSAGE: The Challenge To Believe In Jesus Continues! (Mark 5:21-43).
1. Who gave us the breath of life that enabled us to become a living soul? God did (In Gen 2:7).
a. So man is a living soul as long as the breath of God is in him.
b. When we take away that breath, that leaves only the living spirit.
2. What would you have done if you had been one in the crowd at Jarius' house?
a. Vs 40 - They laughed Him to scorn.
b. WHY? Because He had said, "The child is not dead, only sleeping".
c. They knew she was dead. There was no breath in her.
d. Jesus had been invited to come heal the girl....now she is dead.
e. What else could anybody else do?
3. What do you7 think about this? Are you like those in the crows? Do you believe in Jesus, but limit His powers? To Be Continued Tomorrow!
May God grant us Wisdom, Understanding, and Discipline to His truth and powers.
Good Bless, Vic.

  
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MRSJERRYBUSH 3/22/2011 10:16AM

    I believe in our Lord, Jesus Christ. I will not limit his powers. I know "all things are possible."

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HAVE-MERCY 3/22/2011 8:53AM

    Thank you for a wonderful start to the day!

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A Monday Morning Prayer and Message!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Greetings SP Members! Thank God for glorious days and praise His holy name!

PRAYER: " Beloved Father, Caring God! We know You detest the sacrifices of the wicked, but the prayers of the upright pleases You. We are grateful that You see us as rigtheous, not because of what we have done, but because of our relationship with Your Son, Our Lord; because we are in Christ when we pray; because we pray from the heart and in the spirit. We pray to You our thoughts, the words in our heart and mind, and the actions we are contemplating as we seek your wisdom and guidance. Enable us to always do what's right in Your sight, according to Your teachings and instructions. This we pray in the Blessed name of Jesus, our Savior, Amen!"

MESSAGE: The Challenge To Believe In Jesus Continues! (Mark 5:21-43).
1. Vs 39 - Jesus enters Jarius' house and says two things:
a. "Why are you making this ado (commotion) and weeping?"
b. "The damsel (child) is not dead, but sleeping".
2. It's important that we understand that "death" is not the end of "life".
a. In death, the soul is released from the body.
b. The destiny of the soul is that it will return to God, and God will determine whether to accept it into Hiseternal kingdom or to send it into eternal flames.
3. Jesus said, "The child is not dead, but sleeping".
a. Why did He say that?
b. What do you think about this? In the body, we are alive because there is breath and spirit in us. Who gave us that breath and spirit? To Be Continued Tomorrow!
May the love of God fill our heart, mind and soul with the understanding of the power and greatness of our God. God Bless, Vic.

  
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PHYL220 3/21/2011 1:35PM

    Amen emoticon

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PLAYBLUES22 3/21/2011 12:30PM

    Good morning Sweetie,If only you knew what the big picture looked like. To GOD, death is a very necessary part of eternity. To your spirit, it would be like walking from one room to another.
I feel God does our spirit at death like as the flowers blooming during the spring and then fading away and die during winter. We may leave this earth but we spring up in heaven

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 3/21/2011 10:54AM

    amen

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A Sunday Morning Spiritual Hymn!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Blessed Morning To All SP Members! This morning's hymn was created in 1953 by W. Elmo Mercer. He wrote both the words and the music. His inspiration for this lovely hymn came from Ps 37:23-24: "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and he delights in his way. Though he falls, he shall not be cast down: for the Lord upholds him with His hand". Song Title: EACH STEP I TAKE

1. Each step I take my Savior goes before me, and with His loving hand He leads the way.
And with each breath I whisper " I adore Thee;" Oh, what joy to walk with Him each day.
(REFRAIN).

2. At times I feel my faith begin to waiver, When up ahead I see a chasm wide,
It's then I turn and look up to my Savior, I am strong when He is by my side.
(REFRAIN).

3. I trust in God, no matter come what may, For life eternal is in His hand,
He holds the key, that opens up the way, that will lead me to the promised land.
REFRAIN).

REFRAIN:
Each step I take I know that He will guide me; to higher ground He ever leads me on.
Until some day the last step will be taken, each step I take just leads me closer home.

A beautiful thought to remember as we worship the Lord today. God Bless, Vic.

  
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NTSOHLTHNT 3/20/2011 8:16PM

    Thank you!

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MRSJERRYBUSH 3/20/2011 9:19AM

    It is beautiful!

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RIKKI572 3/20/2011 8:10AM

    Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day!
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JOHNWBROCKSR777 3/20/2011 7:57AM

    Thanks Vic

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A Saturday Morning Spiritual Hymn!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Goooooooooood Morning SP Members! Here is a spiritual hymn that was written a long time ago. 1 Peter 2:21-22 inspired Mary B. C. Slade to create the words in 1871, and Asa B. Everett to create the music, also in 1871. This is a hymn that calls us to follow in the footsteps of Christ: FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS

1. Sweetly, Lord, have we heard Thee calling, "Come follow me!"
And we see where Thy footprints falling, Lead us to Thee. (REFRAIN).

2. Tho they lead o'er the cold, dark mountains, Seeking His sheep;
Or along by Siloam's fountains, helping the weak. (REFRAIN).

3. If they lead thru the temple holy, Preaching the Word;
Or in homes of the poor and lowly, Serving the Lord. (REFRAIN).

4. By and by, thru the shining portals, turning our feet,
We shall walk with the glad immortals, Heaven's golden street. (REFRAIN).

REFRAIN: Footprints of Jesus, that makes the pathway glow;
We will follow the steps of Jesus, wher-e'er they go.

Have a wonderful weekend and may God bless everyone. In His Love, Vic.

  
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NTSOHLTHNT 3/19/2011 10:05PM

    This brought to mind the image of footsteps in the sand; we're never alone, Jesus is always with us, and sometimes he carries us...

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SMILINGEYES2 3/19/2011 1:56PM

    This lovely hymn brings back many memories of childhood in church. With more recent teachings on a Purpose Driven Life and with adult life experiences, the words ring true. Thanks for sharing.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 3/19/2011 1:23PM

    This was a new one for me. Thanks so much for sharing. emoticon

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JUGE300000 3/19/2011 9:37AM

    Recall singing this as a child many, many years ago.

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EWEINHISPASTURE 3/19/2011 9:28AM

    Thank you, I too loved the old hymns. emoticon
Have a very blessed weekend.

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LAURA5979 3/19/2011 9:27AM

    This is an awesome hymn! Thank you for sharing it.

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MRSJERRYBUSH 3/19/2011 9:16AM

    That is so very beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us this morning!

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