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A Wednesday Prayer and Message!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

A Blessed Morning To Everyone! We had a GOOOOOOOOOOD RAIN yesterday. Thank You Lord! Give God all the glory.

PRAYER: "Loving Father, Redeeming God! Help us to remember the picture of what You have done for us and what You are doing for us. You have made us the greatest nation in this world. Yet, the same problems which headline today's news are found in the first eleven chapters of the Book of Genesis. These problems grow from disobedience to Your Word, deception, greed and rebellion on our part. Have we not learned anything from history? Out of Your great love for us, You have called us into a personal relationship with You; You have given us Your Laws, You have given us Your Promises and Jesus to motivate us unto righteous living. Yet, our nation stands in the midst of corruption, greed and wickedness. Still, You have separated us for Yourself aa a Holy nation. You provide hope to us beyond our many failures. Oh, preserve Your Word that paints the picture of salvation to the faithful. Forgive us of our failures and shortcomings. Be merciful unto us and enable Your Love to work and guide us unto glory and heaven. This we pray in the glorious name of Jesus our Redeemer, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. Let's look now at STEP #7 - Seek Help From Other Christians!
a. James 5:16 teaches us three things:
1. To confess our faults one to another.
2. To pray for one another.
3. WHY? That we may be healed.
b. Gal 6:2 teaches us to "bear one another's burdens". WHY? In doing so we fulfill the law of Christ.
c. Matt 5:24 teaches us to reconcile ourselves, one to another. WHY? That we may be acceptable unto God.
d. Heb 10:24 innstructs us to consider one another to stir us up unto love and good works. WHY? This is doing God's will.
e. Heb 3:13 tells us to exhort one another daily. WHY? To prevent deceitfulness.
2. THINK ABOUT THIS! God has given us each other to help us when healing is needed; to guide us when we are lost; to encourage us when edification is needed. This is why God sent Jesus to us. Why then do se seek isolation and separation when we should be seeking unity and holiness. AHHHH! Satan is at work. To whom do you belong? To Be Continued Tomorrow.

May God help us to see the BIG PICTURE of LIFE so we can make the right decisions.
In His Love, Vic.

  
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A Tuesday Prayer and Message!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Aloha Everyone! It rained here yesterday for 5 minutes. Praise God! Thank you for your comments and responses.

PRAYER: "Beloved Father, Faithful God! Teach us how to hold on! Help us to consider Jesus who endured such opposition from sinners, so we will not grow weary and lose heart when life becomes hard or difficult. Grant us patience and endurance like Him. Grant us Your wisdom that we may be able to stand firm and fear not. We face many trials over the years , and we know Satan is behind everyone of them, trying to destroy our faith, our hope and our love in You. Enable us to take whatever test, ploy, lie or enticement he uses against us, and help us to put it under the light of Your scripture and expose it. We know that Your power and truth will never waiver, and we will be able to HOLD ON with Your help. Help us to take hold of Your power and strenfth, to turn to You in our hour of need, as we go about glorifying You our God. This we pray in the blessed name of Jesus our Lord, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus.
1. What should we ask God to do?
a. Pray for God's help to change.
1. Jesus taught his disciples to pray in Matt 6:13, "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil...".
2. This is a plea for providential help from God in our daily life with the confrontations with the evil one and the temptations of sin.
b. Jesus says in Matt 26:41, to watch and pray so we won't enter temptations because the spirit is willing bit the flesh is weak.
1. 1 Thes 5:17 encourages us to pray without ceasing.
2. Paul asked for help from the Colossians in Col 4:2, to pray that God would open the door of utterance so he could speak the mystery of Christ.
2. THINK ABOUT THIS! Does God not know our problems or request before we even ask them? Sure, He does! But He will not act on them until we ask for His help, so we may grow in our faith and in our trust in Him. Do you want to change? Ask God for His help. To Be Continued Tomorrow!

May God hear our prayers and requests for help, and answer them according to His good will.
In His Love and Power, Vic.

  
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SEWFITSINGER 6/7/2011 12:51PM

    Thanks for your continued encouragement through God's word!

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SUGARPUNK52 6/7/2011 11:30AM

  Amen and thank you! GOD is good.

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TREASURINGLIFE 6/7/2011 10:25AM

    Amen!

- Michelle

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A Monday Prayer and Message!

Monday, June 06, 2011

Goooooooooooood Morning Everyone! We trust everyone had a restful weekend and are ready now to face the new week's challenges. Praise God!

PRAYER: Loving Father, Most High God! Seaparate us from the world for the work to which You have called us. Reveal our calling and purpose in prayer and through prayer. Define it within the body of believers, the Church, with whom we can grow. Help us to be the Church You want us to be as we pray together, work together, and grow in unity and in power. Define us by Your Spirit and Your Word. Enable us to be sanctified, set apart, for the work You began and now call us to do. Grant us the knowledge, faith, and love we need to do it. Bless us and be our guide and strength. This we pray in the blessed name of our Beloved Jesus, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. We have now seen Five Steps which shows us how to change.
a. Change our purpose in life.
b. Believe we can change with God's help.
c. Study the Bible about our habits.
d. Repent of our sins.
e. Develop a plan of action.
2. Now let's look at Step Six:
a. Pray regularly!
b. Pray for forgiveness.
1. To become a Christian, we need to believe in Jesus, repent of our sins, confess Jesus as our Lord, and be baptized into Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins (Mark 16:16; Rom 10:9-10; Acts 2:38; and 22:16).
2. If we sin afterwards (and we do), we need to repent and ask for forgiveness (Acts 8:22; 1 John 1:8-10; Prov 28:13; Matt 6:12).
3. THINK ABOUT THIS! Why pray if we are not willing to change in accordance with God's will? Making only some changes is not acceptable to God. We are either in all the way, or we are out! To Be Continued Tomorrow.

May God Help us seek His help and guidance, and bless us through the means of daily prayer and forgiveness. In His Mercy, Vic.

  
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JAMER123 6/6/2011 2:14PM

    Thank you so much for giing us this message today. We know that the power of prayer works. All we need to do is ask & let our needs be known to God. Blessings to you.

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A Sunday Spiritual Hymn!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

A Blessed Morning to Everyone, especially those of you who are getting ready to attend the assembly and worship our Almighty God. Our hymn for this morning is an oldie. The words were created by Elizabeth Prentiss in 1856, and the music by W. H. Doane in 1870.
The inspiration for this hymn came from Phil 1:9, "And this I prayer, that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and in all judgment".

TITLE: More Love To Thee, O Christ

1. More love to Thee, O Christ, More love to thee!
Hear Thou the prayer I make, On bended knee;
This is my earnest plea, More love, O Christ to Thee,
More love to Thee! More love to Thee.

2. Once earthly joy I craved, sought peace and rest;
Now Thee alone I seek, Give what is best;
This all my prayer shall be, More love, O Christ to Thee,
More love to Thee! More love to Thee.

3. Then shall my latest breath, Whisper Thy praise;
This be the parting cry My heart shall raise,
This still its prayer shall be, More love, O Christ to Thee,
More love to Thee! More love to Thee.

Remember these words as you worship this morning and may the blessings of heaven flow into your heart till it overflows with love. In His Love, Vic.

  
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LAURA5979 6/5/2011 5:30PM

    I love all the old hymns. Recently when a friend of mine passed away, I went for a bike ride on one of the paved trails near where I work. When I got back to my truck, someone in the parking lot had their radio playing pretty loud. The song was How Great Thou Art. I couldn't hardly believe it. I felt like it was a gift from God to help me in my time of grief.

Have a blessed week.

Laura

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DIDMIS 6/5/2011 4:52PM

    A beautiful hymn. I wish our church sang more hymns.

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NELLIEC 6/5/2011 4:21PM

    Amen!

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A Saturday Spiritual Hymn!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

A Blessed Morning To Everyone! Today's hymn is neither old or new. The words were created by Johnson Oatman in 1922, and the music by J. W. Dennis, also in 1922. The inspiration for this hymn came from Mark 8:38, "...If anyone is ashamed of me, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him.....".

TITLE: I'll Be A Friend To Jesus.

1. They tried my Lord and Master, With no one to defend;
Within the halls of Pilate, He stood without a friend.
(REFRAIN).

2. The world may turn against Him, I'll love Him to the end,
And while on earth I'm living, My Lord shall have a friend.
(REFRAIN).

3. To all who need a Savior, My Friend I recommend,
Because He bro't salvation, Is why I am His friend.
(REFRAIN).

REFRAIN:
I'll be a friend to Jesus, My life for Him I'll spend;
I'll be a friend to Jesus, Until my years shall end.

Have a lovely weekend and may God bless each and everyone of you!
In His Love, Vic.

  
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JOURNEYTO60 6/5/2011 7:04AM

    Thank you for posting!

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WANTSZU 6/4/2011 8:24PM

    Great hymn - never heard this one before.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/4/2011 11:22AM

    What a neat hymn. A new one to me. emoticon

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KARRYB1 6/4/2011 8:22AM

    That's such a wonderful old favorite! Thanks for reminding me.

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