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A Monday Prayer and Message!

Monday, July 04, 2011

A Blessed 4th of July To Everyone! From our house to yours: Have fun and a safe celebration. Give God all the glory!

PRAYER: "Blessed Father, Gracious God! It is always Your will for us to be joyful, to pray often, and to give thanks to You for all circumstances we face. Show us how to always do Your will so we may be pleasing unto You. Help us to remember to do your will joyfully, even when we do not see an answer to our prayers. We know that You are greater than anything we face, no matter what is happening in our life. Enable us to remember that Your will for us is always in Christ Jesus, our Lord, and that all spiritual blessings are in Him. Let us therefore come before Your throne of grace with humble spirits and grateful hearts. This we ask and pray in the blessed name of Jesus our Savior and Redeemer, Amen!"

MESSAGE: A Portrait of Jesus In John's Gallery!
1. We are about to walk away from the first portrait when we notice something else in that portrait that catches our eye.
a. John 1:14 says, "And the WORD was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth".
b. This verse is one of the clearest in all scripture about the INCARNATION OF THE WORD (Jesus Christ).
c. We see therefore, the MANNER OF HIS INCARNATION.
1. How could God become a man? This is a mystery! And WHY?
2. The answers can be found only in God's mind, but this we know:
a. God chose a virgin named Mary.
b. He caused her to conceive miraculously and bring forth a baby boy.
c. When Jesus was born, God came to man.
d. His motive was LOVE for us.
2. PICTURE THIS! Somehow, the WORD became FLESH, even though Jesus existed before the creation; yet, He took upon himself a covering of flesh in Bethlehem. The Creator was born to the creature of His creation. He placed His life in the hands of mortal man. And almost immediately, they sought to kill Him. The life of Jesus is no longer in the hands of mortal man, but the life of mortal man is now in the hands of Jesus. Where do you stand?
To Be Continued Tomorrow!

May God help us to believe the mysteries we do not understand by faith and the WORD.
In His Grace and Truth, Vic.

  
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ADSTRONG1 7/4/2011 8:26PM

    AMEN

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ROLLINGREEVES 7/4/2011 9:26AM

    Amen. Thank you, Vic.

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A Sunday Spiritual Hymn!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

A Blessed Sunday Morning To Everyone! The words to today's hymn was written by F. Whitfield, the date is not known. The music was created by Pam Stephenson in 1993. The inspiration for this well know hymn came from Acts 4:12, "Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among, whereby we must be saved".

TITLE: Oh, How I Love Jesus

1. There is a name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth;
It sounds like music in my ear, The sweetest name on earth.
(REFRAIN)

2. It tells me of a Savior's love, who died to set me free;
It tells me of His precious blood, The sinner's perfect plea.
(REFRAIN)

3. It tells of One whose loving heart, Can feel my deepest woe;
Who in each sorrow bears a part, that none can bear below.
(REFRAIN)

REFRAIN:
Oh, how I love Jesus, Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus , Because He first loved me.

Have a Fun and Safe 4th of July! In His Love, Vic.

  
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DADDYTREVOR 7/3/2011 8:34AM

    One of my favorites.

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A Saturday Spiritual Hymn!

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Goooooooooooooooood Morning Everyone! The lyrics to today's hymn is somewhat old. The words and music were created by William M. Golden in 1918, and rearranged by Alton H. Howard and Pam Stephenson in 1993 as an echo song. The inspiration for this hymn came from 1 Thes 2:12, "That ye walk (live) worthy of God".

TITLE: A Beautiful Life

1. Each day I'll do.....a golden deed......
By helping those.....who are in need......
My life on earth.....is but a span......
And so I'll do.....the best I can......
(REFRAIN)

2. To be a child.....of God each day.....
My life must shine.....along the way.....
I'll sing His praise.....while ages roll.....
And strive to help.....some troubles soul.....
(REFRAIN)

3. The only life.....that will endure.....
Is one that's kind.....and good and pure......
And so for God.....I'll take my stand.....
Each day I'll lend.....a helping hand.....
(REFRAIN)

4. While going down.....life's weary road.....
I'll try to lift.....some traverler's load.....
I'll try to turn.....the night to day.......
Make flowers bloom.....along the way......
(REFRAIN)

REFRAIN:
Life's evening sun.....is sinking low.....
A few more days.....and I must go......
To meet the deeds.....that I have done.....
Where there will be......no setting sun.......


HAVE A FUN AND SAFE 4TH OF JULY,
In His Love, Vic.

  
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KMICHA 7/2/2011 3:49PM

    Thanks for sharing! I do love the old hymns. I was raised on them. So many churches now days sing the more popular titles. I am a softie for the old ones!

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MAESTRACH 7/2/2011 10:20AM

    Cool! Love that song, thanks for posting.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/2/2011 10:17AM

    Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July!

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A Friday Prayer and Message!

Friday, July 01, 2011

A Delightful Friday Morning To Everyone! Thank you for your wonderful responses and comments. Give God all the glory.

PRAYER: " Most Caring Father, Most High God! Those that trouble us conntinue to increase. Many are there that rise against us. Many say, "There is no help for them in God!" But You, O God, are a shield for us; You are our glory and the One who lifts up our head. We cry out to You with a loud voice and You hear us from Your Holy Hill. We will not be afraid of the thousands or the millions who set themselves against us and around us. Save us O Lord our God! Salvation belongs to You and Your blessings are upon Your people. Have nercy upon us and hear our prayer. This we pray in Jeus' Holy name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Jesus the PREEXISTENT WORD!
1. As we continue to peruse the first portrait of Jesus in John's gallery, we see still something else about Him.
a. Jesus is the CREATIVE WORD! "All things were made by Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made" (John 1:3).
b. Jesus was the energy behind the creation of the universe.
c. He stood at the age of nothing and spoke creation into existence (Col 1:16-17).
d. He is our God and our Savior. Our pardon from sin and our salvation is in His control (Matt 28:18).
2. Thus we see these five truths in the first three verses of John:
a. Jesus is the PREEXISTENT WORD!
b. Jesus is the CONSTANT WORD!
c. Jesus is the COMMUNING WORD!
d. Jesus is the CONTROVERSAL WORD!
e. Jesus is the CREATIVE WORD!
3. Picture this! Jesus has always been and will always be. The power of His WORD is beyond our capability to even imagine. Who is the supernnatural being that created something out of nothing? We exist only because He ctreated us and we have special gifts only because He gave them to us. Apart from God we are nothing. To try to live without Him is to abodon the purpose for which He created us. Are you living for Jesus? He died for you! To Be Continued Monday!

May God help us to see how vauable and unique we are in His eyes.
In His Wonderful Word and Grace, Vic.

PS: Don't forget to look for the weekend Spiritual Hymns.

  
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ROLLINGREEVES 7/1/2011 10:25AM

    Amen.

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A Thursday Prayer and Message!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Grateful Thursday Morning To Everyone! Each day I'll do a golden deed, by helping those who are in need. We are indeed grateful for every day and for each of you. Praise God!

PRAYER: " Merciful and Loving Father, Glorious God! We are grateful that we can pray for others as well as for ourselves. Since we learned about You, we have not ceased praying to You and asking You to fill our lives with the knowledge of Your will; to fill us through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. We pray daily for the people You have brought into our hearts and into our lives. Fill them with Your wondeful wisdom, knowledge and understanding of Your WORD, Jesus Christ, The WORD of GOD. May they hear Your voice and come to know You better than we. May we all draw nearer to You each day for a closer walk with You by faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is in His name that we pray and ask these things, Amen!"


MESSAGE: Jesus, The Preexistent Word!
1. As we continue to peruse the first portrait in Johm's gallery, we something else about Jesus.
a. We see Jesus, The CONTOVERSAL WORD.
1. Jesus came preaching repentance (Mark 1:15), and men thought He was strange.
2. He healed people and performed miracles and signs, and men thought He was a prophet sent by God (John 3:2).
3. He spoke the Word of God with power (Luke 4:36), and people were amazed.
4. He claimed equality with God (John 19:7), and they thought he was crazy.
5. He became the CONTROVERSAL WORD (John 14:9).
b. John tells us clearly in John 1c, "and the Word was God".
1. Men still grapple with this truth.
2. They accept the humble Jesus, His teachings, His meekness, His death, the serving Christ.
3. However, they will not acknowledge Him as the GOD/MAN Jesus Christ.
4. Jesus is 100% all God and 100% all man, wrapped up in one neat package for us (Phil 2:5-11).
2. PICTURE THIS! Jesus is GOD IN HUMAN FLESH and GOD IN THE SPIRIT! And the truth that separates believers from nonbelievers, whether we are going to heaven or to hell, is our acceptance of the TRUTH that Jesus is GOD. John declared it and I believe it! Do you believe it? To Be Continued Tomorrow.

May God help us to see with our hearts the TRUTH John is portraying for us in his gallery.
In His Truth and Word, Vic.

  
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DANCEMORE 7/1/2011 8:27AM

    thank you for your writings on the Word. emoticon

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 6/30/2011 3:26PM

    Yes in deed...He is the life...and the way...may "I" ever be faithful to follow in His foot steps.

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ROLLINGREEVES 6/30/2011 11:02AM

    Amen, Vic. Thank you for your words of wisdom to me everyday!

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