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A Tuesday Prayer and Message!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Goooooooood Morning Everyone! It is exciting to see what these portraits of Jesus has to show us. Give God all the praise and glory!

PRAYER: " Heavenly Father, Creator and Loving God! You have given us a High Priest, Jesus Christ, who is able to symphathize with our weaknesses, and who was tempted in every way just like us, and yet was without sin. We thank You for Jesus! Because He understands our weaknesses, our temptations, and our struggles in life, we can come to You through Him, asking and seeking Your help. Help us to approach Your throne of grace with confidence, so we may receive mercy and find grace to help us and strengthen us in our time of need. This we ask and pray in the name of Jesus our Savior and High Priest, Amen!"

1. John shows us in this 2nd portrait of Jesus, Jesus'power in the events of life (John 2:3-9).
a. Vs 3, we see THE PROBLEM!
1. Running out of wine may not seem like a serious problem to us, but to the Jews it was a serious thing.
2. It was a matter of honor. The bridegroom was responsible for providing adequate food and drink for the wedding.
3. It meant he hadn't planned well and it was an insult to his guest.
4. It was a public embarrassment to the bridegroom and to his family.
b. Life doesn't always go the way we planned it.
1. There are times when unexpected problems arise and trouble comes our way.
2. Jesus said in John 16:33, " These things I have spoken unto you, that in me, ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer; I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD".
2. PICTURE THIS! In Mark 4:36-41 and in John 6:16-21, the disciples of Jesus felt Jesus was out of touch with their need....but they were wrong. Jesus knew their trouble and felt their need. More importantly, He moved on the problem and made a difference for them. Do you think your problems are too large or too small for Jesus? They are not! Pray the prayer list above again, and this time pray it with all your heart, soul and mind. Wouldn't you like to have Jesus move on your problem and make a difference for you? To be continued Wednesday!

May God help us to live life according to His schedule, and bless us as we savor every minute of His mercy, grace, strength and peace.
In His Power, Vic.

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NTSOHLTHNT 7/19/2011 10:39AM

    Thank you. I needed that today.

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ILUVTTV 7/19/2011 9:49AM

    Awesome reminder! May we all be granted the wisdom to get out of Jesus' way as He works in and through us.

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A Monday Prayer and Message!

Monday, July 18, 2011

A Blessed Greeting To Everyone This Monday Morning! I hope that everyone is enjoying the tour of John's Gallery, and learning from it. John has so much to show us about Jesus our Lord. Let's give God all the glory!

PRAYER: "Heavenly Father, Holy God! You have given us not only a physical family, but also a spiritual family....Your family, of which we are a part. When one of us is hurting, we all hurt. When one is facing issues, than we too are facing those issues. When one falls away from the family, we all cry for his or her return. When Your love fills the heart and soul of one, we feel that love also. We stand united in Christ Jesus as the Church of Christ and as Your Family. In Christ we find our all in all. For when You looked down from heaven and saw us in the pit of darkness and damnation, unable to extricate ourselves from this pit, You had mercy and compassion, and sent Jesus Christ to rescue us from death and destruction. With grace and truth he lifted us up out of the darkness of the pit into His marvelous light, giving His life to save ours. Now, we no longer walk in darkness for we are your children, the Children of Light. Thank You Father! Thank You Jesus! Thank You for Your Great Love, Your Wonderful Grace, Your Tender Mercy, and for Caring about us. This we pray in Jesus' blessed name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Jesus, Son of Man!
1. We have seen in this second portrait of Jesus, the CIRCUMSTANCES, the CALL, and now John turns our attention to THE CONSIDERATION, (John 2:3-4).
a. In verse 3, a need has surfaced at the wedding, "they have run out of wine".
b. In verse 4, Jesus gives a reply, "mine hour is not yet come", (It was not yet time for Jesus to reveal His Messiahship).
c. Yet, when He was called to help, he came and answered the call.
d. Jer 33:3 says, "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not".
e. Jesus said in Matt 7:7-8, "Ask, and it will be given you, Seek, and ye shall find, Knock, and the door shall be opened unto you".
f. Paul tells us in Phil 4:7-8, not to worry about things, but instead, in everything by prayer and supplication, let our request be made known unto God.
2. PICTURE THIS! In all the events of life, we need not fear Jesus not coming to our aid. He cares and when we call, He will respond to our need. The probllem is like the hymn says, "Oh, what peace we often forfeit, Oh, what needless pain we bear; all because we do not carry, everything to God in prayer".
Have you asked Jesus lately to help you with a problem or a challenge in your life? Have you asked Him lately to help you clean up the mess you have made in your life? Let us learn to run to Jesus before we climb on the rocking horse of worry. To be continued Tuesday!

May the SON always shine brightly through the window of our hearts, so that heaven's blessing may be able to reach it.

In His Wonderful Grace, Vic.

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CANMTCA 7/18/2011 10:29AM

  I sure got a lot of catching up to do with my prayers today! Thanks for the message.

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ILUVTTV 7/18/2011 9:49AM

    Amen! How often we try to take care of our problems or needs without the help of Our Lord. May God grant us the wisdom to turn to Him always!

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A Sunday Spiritual Hymn!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Blessed Sunday Morning To Everyone! Our spiritual hymn for today is an oldie. It's a four verse hymn of our Savior's leadership. The words were created by Cecil F. Alexander in 1852; and the music was created later by William H. Jude in 1887. The inspiration for this wonderful hymn came from John 12:26, "If any man serve me, let him follow me".


1. Jesus call us, o'er the tumult Of our life's wild restless sea,
Day by day His sweet voice soundeth, Saying, "Christian follow me".

2. Jesus calls us from the worship Of the vain world's golden store;
From each idol that would keep us, Saying, "Christian, love me more".

3. In our joy and in our sorrows, Days of toil, and hours of ease,
Still He calls us, in cares and pleasures, "Christian, love me more than these".

4. Jesus call us, by Thy mercies, Savior make us hear Thy call,
Give our hearts to Thine obedience, Serve and Love Thee best of all.

PS: We trust your weekend was GREAT!
In His Love and Grace, Vic.

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MRSJERRYBUSH 7/17/2011 10:31AM

    Very beautiful!

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NEENSTER1 7/17/2011 9:10AM

    emoticon for sharing, so encouraging.. emoticon

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ILUVTTV 7/17/2011 8:53AM

    I love the words to this song. I am not familiar with it. Will check Youtube to see if it is there.

Have a blessed day!

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A Saturday Spiritual Hymn!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Goooooooood Morning Everyone! Today's hymn is not too old. It's a hymn of praise and adoration. William J. and Gloria Gaither wrote both the words and the music in 1970. It's a one verse hymn. The inspiration for this hymn came from Acts 4:12, "Salvation is found in no one else".

TITLE: There's Something About That Name

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus; There's just something about that name.

Master, Savior, Jesus, Like the fragrance after the rain;

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Let all heaven and earth proclaim;

Kings and kingdoms will all pass away,

But there something about that name.

PS: Have a great weekend! In His Love, Vic.

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WANTSZU 7/16/2011 11:50AM

    Great hymn, thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend also.

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ILUVTTV 7/16/2011 11:43AM

    Yes, there really is Something about His Name!
"For Scriptures say: 'As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,‘every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God.'" Rom 14:11

Have a blessed day!


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    Thank you for sharing!


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A Friday Prayer and Message!

Friday, July 15, 2011

A Special Friday B lessing To Everyone! Everyone of you is a success looking for a chance to happen. Praise God!

PRAYER: "Merciful and Loving Father, God of Peace! You have given each one of us ONE LIFE to live, and You have blessed us with time, talent and resources. Whether we are rich or poor, we must use what You have given us to your glory and honor. Either we use them to your service or we lose them. What we have will be given to another who will use them in Your service. Help us to dedicate everyday and all that is in it to serve the Lord our God, Jesus Christ. Everything we have belongs to Him, the Creator of everything. Enable us to invest it wisely for Jesus' name sake. Deliver us from all fears, greed, and selfish ambitions, and grant us a long life in Your service. This we pray and ask in Jesus' glorious name, Amen!"

1. As we continue to peruse the 2nd portrait, we know that here is a Jewish wedding taking place, and a little about the CIRCUMSTANCES surrounding the wedding.
a. Now we notice "THE CALL" (John 2:2).
1. Jesus is at the wedding by invitation.
2. Someone possessed the forethought and thoughfulness to call and invite Him to this event.
b. We should learn to call and invite Jesus into our life.
1. Never exclude Jesus from any area in your life.
2. 1 Cor 6:10 reminds us that we are not our own. We have been bought at a price (Jesus died for us), so we need to honor God with all what we have and do everyday.
3. Jesus has ACCESS RIGHTS to everything we are and do.
4. We need to stop holding back and give Him FULL ACCESS.
2. PICTURE THIS! In too many lives, Jesus is left outside looking in (Rev 3:20). There are many times when Jesus has the solution to our problems, and He waits patiently for us to invite Him in. Why not make that happen today? To be continued Monday!

May God help us to realize the rare treasures we have in Jesus Christ.
In the Son of Man, Vic.

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DOTTIEJANE1 7/15/2011 1:42PM

    Thanks for the message. Dottie

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ILUVTTV 7/15/2011 9:41AM

    Thank you for the gentle reminder of how lucky we are to have Jesus available for us at any time. He is a wonderful treasure!
Have a great day!

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