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A Tuesday Prayer and Message!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Greetings to Everyone In The Name Of Jesus! We will always be grateful for all of you who respond daily with your comments and statements. Give God all the glory!

PRAYER: "Holy Father, Redeeming God! The only path to repair is when we are broken. We are blessed because our transgressions are forgiven, and our sins are covered by the blood of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We confess before You that we were wrong, that we are guilty of transgressing Yout Law in this age where denial and coverup are prevalent, both by not keeping the "Letter of the Law" nor the "Spirit of the Law". We acknowledge our sins before You and throw ourselves upon Your mercy. Pardon us O Lord by Your geat love, grace and mercy, and grants us Your Divine Protection. Enable us to have the courage to trust Your forgiveness, and teach us to forgive others as we have been forgiven. This we pray and ask in Jesus' Holy name, Amen!"

1. In John 3:16, John's next detail in this portrait of Jesus is, "A SURE AND SOLEMN PROMISE".
a. "Whosoever" - When God made His plan of salvation, he determined to not exculde anyone who would believe in Jesus Christ and obey Him.
1. He flung wide the door of grace.
2. He beckoned all to come unto Him, not wishing that any should perish (2 Pet 3:9).
3. He wants all to be saved, knowing that many would reject Him and be cast into hell for all eternity.
4. Salvation is a "WHOSOEVER" deal.
5. The choice is yours and mine.
b. "Shall not perish, but have everlasting life" - When God makes a promise, He means it and He keeps it.
1. Those who believe in Jesus have a promise that they will not die, but instead will be saved and have eternal life.
2. Those who do not believe in Jesus also have a promise, that they will die (be separated from God), through all eternity and spend eternity in Hell.

2. PICTURE THIS! Apart from Jesus, we can expect nothing less than eternal separation from God's presence ( 1 Thes 1:8-9). The saints have a deep assurance that God will save them, preserve them, and take them home to heaven. What kind of hope do you have today? Where will you spend etenity? To be continued Wednesday.

May we be blessed and know the experience of the love and joy that awaits us in heaven forever. In His Teachings, Vic.

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NTSOHLTHNT 8/9/2011 7:14PM

    Amen! Thank you. :)

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A Monday Prayer and Message!

Monday, August 08, 2011

God Bless Everyone! A new week; a new day; a new start; a new life! Give God all the praise and glory!

PRAYER: " Merciful and Loving Father, Gracious God! How can we ever thank You for our salvation? You have shown us two ways unto salvation. One is the Old Way: it is impossible for us to keep, because there is no way we can keep the "Letter of the Law" and also the "Spirit of the Law" by our own efforts. Only You, O God, can do this. So You gave us the New Way, through the Gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord. You made salvation possible and simple for us to follow Your scheme of redemption. We are not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ because it is Your power unto our salvation. Help us therefore, to show respect and our gratitude by faith in You and in Your Word, and by obedience to the New Law of Liberty in Jesus. It is in His name that we pray, Amen!"

1. In John 3:16, John has shown us thusfar a portrait of, "A Shadow From The Past", and "A Sacrifice For Sin", as he now turns our attention to "A SIMPLE PLAN OF SALVATION".
a. Some religions "over-simplify" salvation by omitting biblical rules to follow and steps to complete in order to be saved.
b. Other religions make it "Difficult" by adding man-made rules to follow and steps to complete in oder to be saved.
c. Rev 22:18-19; Deu 4:2; Deu 12:32; and Prov 30:6, all warn us not to add or take away from the word of God.
d. We are to do what God says and do it the way He says.
e. We cannot be saved through religion; only God makes it simple and possible through Jesus for us to be saved.
f. We are saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus and by obedience to Jesus.
g. God has already done all the work needed for salvation:
1. We need to believe Jesus is the Son of God.
2. And believing, we must do what the scriptures say we need to do.

2. PICTURE THIS! In thousands of years, nothing has changed the way we are to be saved. While we have the opportunity to become a child of God, Christ has always been the Son of God. Therefore, as children of God we must seek to be obedient by faith just like Jesus. You see, He is the only one who has kept the "Letter of the Law and the Spirit of the Law". The way for us to be saved, according to scripture, is to hear the word (Rom 10:17); to be believe in Jesus (Mark 16:16); to repent of our sins (Luke 13:13); to confess Jesus as the Son of God (Rom 10:9); and to be baptized into Jesus (Acts 2:38). Jesus is our righteousness and our Savior. Without Him we will be lost. How were you saved? To be continued Tuesday,

May we be blessed by the Love, Grace and Mercy God has given us in Christ Jesus.

In His Teaching, Vic.

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ILUVTTV 8/9/2011 9:30AM

    May all the world be saved!

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BENJITY 8/8/2011 12:44PM

  I enjoyed this post. Thanks, to God be the glory!

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A Sunday Spiritual Hymn!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Hello Everyone! Today's hymn is an oldie. It's a four verse hymn with a refrain. The words were created by William R. Newell in 1895, and the music by D. B. Towner, also in 1895. The scripture that inspired them to write this hymn is Luke 15:18, the Parable of the Lost Son, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and you".

THE TITLE: Years I Spent In Vanity

1. Years I spent in vanity and pride, Caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died at Calvary.

2. By God's Word at last my sin I learned; Then I trembled at the law I spurned,
Till my guilty soul imploring turned to Calvary.

3. Now I've giv'n to Jesus everything; Now I gladly own Him as my King;
Now my raptured soul can only sing of Calvary.

4. Oh, the love that drew salvation plan! Oh, the grace that bro't it down to man!
Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span, at Calvary.

Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty,
At Calvary.

In His mercy and grace, Vic.

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EARTHMOM56 8/7/2011 8:20AM

    "Spirit of Life" is one of the most beloved songs written by Carolyn McDade in our Unitarian Universalist faith. It is sung to open our church service every week by our congregation. Here are the simple lyrics. The lyrics sum up our UU faith.

Spirit of Life, come unto me.
Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion.
Blow in the wind, rise in the sea;
Move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice.
Roots hold me close; wings set me free;
Spirit of Life, come to me, come to me.


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A Saturday Spiritual Hymn!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Gooooooooooooood Morning Everyone! Today's hymn is only a few years old and a lovely song of praise. The words and the music were created by Rich Mullins in 1988. It's a three verse hymn. The inspiration for this hymn came from Rev 15:3. "Who will not fear You, O Lord".


1. Our God, is an awesome God,
He reigns from heaven above
With wisdom, pow'r and love.
Our God is an awesome God.

2. Repeat verse 1.

3. Repeat verse 1 and end with:
Our God is an awesome God!
Our God is an awesome God!

Have a great weekend! In His Love, Vic.

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ILUVTTV 8/6/2011 12:38PM

    I love this song! I especially love it when our Children's/Youth Choir sings and signs it!


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RUN4FOOD 8/6/2011 11:56AM

    Very simple song, but a very powerful truth.

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ADKISTLER 8/6/2011 11:28AM

    In today's language the word awesome is used too freely. To describe God as awesome is truly the best use of the word!

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A Friday Prayer and Message!

Friday, August 05, 2011

"WOW!" Goooooooooood Morning Everyone! It's another Friday again. I don't know how many Fridays there are in a year, but we pray every one of them is a day of love, laughter and life. Give God all the glory!

PRAYER: " Good morning Father, Good morning Jesus, Good morning Holy Spirit! You are our refuge. We need desperately the righteousness only You can supply. Your rigtheouness is what fuels our search for Your presence in our life. When we struggle with our relationship with You, when we hunger and thirst for Your righteousness, we are at a point of growing and seeking to draw nearer to You. When we realize how much You love righteousness, it moves us to change our ways. Help us to be more like Jesus, to seek Your love and to love what is right. This we pray and ask in Jesus' Holy name, Amen!"

1. John showed us yesterday, "A Shadow From The Past" (vs 14), and now shows us "A SACRIFICE FOR SIN" (VS 16).
a. Jesus tells Nicodemus that God's love is so great that He gave up His only begotten Son (Jesus) to die that we might be saved.
b. Love is both an attribute of God and a description of His being, for God is love.
c. Paul tells us in Rom 3:25, that Jesus became a propitiation for us through His shed blood.
1. Propitiation is an act of God where He accepts the blood of Christ as a complete sacrifice for all of humanity's sins.
2. 1 John 2:2 says, "And He (Jesus) is the propitiation for our sins, and not ours only, but for the sins of the world".
3. One sacrifice, one time, for everyone's sin.
4. John the Baptist said in John 1:29, "Behold, the Lamb of God which take away the sin of the world".
d. Isaiah 32:14 tells us that Jesus would be marred (disfigured) by beatings and scourgings thatHe would be hardly reconizable.

e. It is difficult for us to grasp the pain and suffering Jesus indured for us.

2. PICTURE THIS! When sinners come to bow down before Jesus in repentant and obedient faith, Jesus has something to give them......EVERLASTING LIFE! As children of God we should always seek to be as obedient as Jesus. What does your heart reveal? To be continued Monday!

May the goodness, kindmess, love, mercy, and grace of God bless us and touch our hearts with His righteouness.

In His Love and Teachings, Vic.

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RUN4FOOD 8/5/2011 5:08PM

    Thanks for this prayer and this message.

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ILUVTTV 8/5/2011 1:30PM


Have a great weekend!


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ROLLINGREEVES 8/5/2011 11:16AM

    Great prayer! Amen.

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