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A Saturday Spiritual Hymn and Message!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Greetings to Everyone! Not for one day can I discern my way, but this I surely know: He who gives us the day will show us the way....and Jesus is both the Giver and the Way. Praise God.

HYMN: "BREAK THOU THE BREAD OF LIFE".
Here is another hymn inspired by John 6:35, "I am the Bread of Life", and different from mine. The words were ctreated by Mary Artemisia Lanbury in 1877, and the music by William F. Sherwin, also in 1877. This hymn has two verses and no refrain.

1. Break Thou the Bread of Life, Dear Lord to me,
As Thou did break the loaves, Beside the sea;
Beyond the sacred page, I seek Thee Lord,
My spirit pants for Thee, O Living Word!

2. Bless Thou the truth, dear Lord, To me, to me,
As Thou did bless the bread, By Galilee;
Then shall all bondage cease, All fetters fall,
And I shall find my peace, My All in All.

MESSAGE: JESUS, THE BREAD OF LIFE!
1. In today's portrait, Jesus does what only God can do (John 6:4-13).
a. Jesus took 5 small loaves and 2 small fish and fed 5,000 men ( not including women and children), which would have made it closer to 15,000 people.
b. After all were satified, 12 baskets filled with fragments of the bread and fish were picked up, one for each doubting disciple.

2. PICTURE THIS! Since bread is a known substance and used by every society on earth, it is comsumed by people everywhere. Bread is one of the few foods that can be tolerated by most digestive system. Bread is a food that most people need and enjoy. My dad was a bread baker and we had "HOT BREAD" on the table every morning. When we consider all of this, it becomes clear why John portrays Jesus as "THE BREAD OF LIFE". Jesus, The Bread of Life, is something we all need daily ( Matt 6:11). Are you receiving your daily bread from heaven? Do you fill your stomach but neglect your soul? Are you a doubting disciple? To be continued Monday.

May our daily bread make us feel beautiful and satisfied in Christ Jesus.
In His Care, Vic.

  
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    When my second DD was 3 we were talking about Jesus feeding the 5000. I asked her how Jesus did that, her answer was one of pure childlike faith. "Jesus is magic he can do what ever he wants

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A Friday Spiritual Hymn and Message!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Gooooooooooooooood Morning Everyone! Today, we will begin looking at the portraits of Jesus in Room 6 (John 6). John 6 holds special meaning to me for I created both the words and the music in 1985 to the hymn below. There are four verses with no refrain. The inspiration for this hymn came from John 6:35, "I am the Bread of Life".

TITLE: JESUS, THE BREAD OF LIFE

1. Near the Sea of Galilee, a great crowd of people came,
To see the Son of God, and His glorious fame;
With thirsting hungering souls, in search of truth and life,
The people gathered round, Jesus the Bread of Life;
The people gathered round, Jesus the Bread of Life.

2. With just five barley loaves and only two small fish,
And a great love for them, He served a wondrous dish;
Five thousand ate that day, till all had their fill,
Fed by the Bread of God, and His amazing will.
Fed by the Bread of God, and His amazing will.

3. A bread more precious than silver and gold,
Is the gracious gift of God to all hungering souls;
For the True Bread of God, to all was heaven sent,
To give life to all men, who would eat and repent.
To give life to all men, who would eat and repent.

4. Across the Sea of Galilee, they followed Him to learn,
About the Bread of Life, to have their fill they yearned;
"I am the Bread of Life, come down to you on earth,
Believe in me and see, what eternal life is worth;
Believe in me and see, what eternal life is worth".

MESSAGE: JESUS, THE BREAD OF LIFE!
1. In this first portrait, John shows Jesus providing to a hungry multitude, not only food for the body, but also foods for the soul ( John 6:1-3).

2. PICTURE THIS! Place yourself in this scene as we go from portrait to portrait and learn what it means to feed on the word of JESUS, THE BREAD OF LIFE. To be continued Saturday.

May joy and excitement fill our hearts and minds as we walk and follow the Master. In His Presence, Vic.

  
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A Thursday Spiritual Hymn and Message!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

"BUENO DIA" Everyone! Peace on earth cannot be found until we meet on common ground, where every man becomes a brother, who worships God and who loves each other. PRAISE GOD!

HYMN: "MAKE ME NEW": The words and music to this wonderfdul hymn were created by Dan Burr in 1985. The scripture that inspired this hymn was Rom 7:6, "We should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter". Just one verse.

Make me new Lord Jesus, Make me new,
For it seems that in so many ways I'm not enough like You.
Take this weary vessel I am in and mold me once again,
Take my life, take my spirit, make me new.

MESSAGE: JESUS, THE GREAT PHYSICIAN!
1. John has shown us there was "AN OFFERING", also "AN ORDER", and now he shows us "AN OUTPOURING" (John 5:9).
a. The sick man responded to Jesus' command by faith and was immediately healed.
b. Proof of that is in the fact that he got up and walked.

2. Notice that this healing took place on a Sabbath.
a. In John 1:1 we learned that Jesus was the CONTROVERSAL WORD.
b. Jesus lived under the Old Testament Law where work on the Sabbath was forbidden.
c. Did He break the Law by healing this man on the Sabbath?
d. Which is higher and greater?
1. The Letter of the Law? Or,
2. The Spirit of the Law?

3. PICTURE THIS! Jesus has the power and authority to take any life that is broken and ruined by sin, and make it new again. It's a matter of doing good.
James 4:17 says, "to him who knows to do good and does it not, it is sin". Jesus was without sin. The works He did were good works. The healing of this man was a good work to teach you and me about faith and the power of His Word.
Your salvation and mine is good works. How good are your works? Do you need to be made new again? To be continued Friday!

May our life be a reflection of God's goodness and kindness.
In His Grace, Vic.

  
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A Wednesday Prayer and Message!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Greetings To Everyone! Someone had to teach us how to live, and that someone was Jesus Christ. Praise Him!

PRAYER: "Loving Father, God of Love! Teach us how to truly live. You do not ask us our race or creed, but You are always there in our hour of need. Let us know You love us, and that we are a part of You. Because You are the Creator, everything belongs to You, and that includes us. It doesn't matter if we are rich or poor, great or small; we are all one in Christ Jesus. Life is in Jesus our Lord, and He is our light and the Light of this World. Help us to live in Him and for Him; help us to shine for Him. You do not ask for perfection from us, only to believe and trust You and live a life that will bring praise, glory and honor to You. It is in Jesus' name that we pray and ask these things, Amen!"

MESSAGE: JESUS, THE GREAT PHYSICIAN!
1. Not only was there an OFFER, there was also an ORDER (John 5:8).
a. Jesus tells the man to get up and walk.
b. This man had not walked in 38 years.
c. Was this an impossible command? It might have been except for faith.
d. What was required of the man in order for him to get up and walk? Just two things:
1. Simple faith, a child-like faith.
2. Simple obedience, a child-like obedience.
e. Whether it is being healed or being saved, the same requiremnt applys to us.

2. PICTURE THIS! When Jesus calls us, the only response on our part is suppose to be FAITH and OBEDIENCE. But if we doubt, there will be no faith; where there is no faith, there will be no obedience; where there is no obedience, there will be no healing or salvation. If we refuse because it sounds too simple or too hard, then there is no opportunity for us, and we have no one to blame but ourselves. Jesus said in Mark 10:15, "Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein". Have you heard the call? Where is your faith? To be continued Thursday.

May God help us to realize that attitude, intelligence and detrmination will get us down life's road, but only true faith and obedience will get us into heaven.
Walking In His Light, Vic.

  
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A Tuesday Spirtual Hymn and Message!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ALOHA Everyone! Yesterday is gone, tomorrow has not yet arrived, and we have only today to live.....so let's get started. Give God all the glory!

HYMN: "IT IS NO SECRET": The words and music were crteated by Stuart Hamblen in 1950. And the scripture that inspired this song was Acts 26:2, " None of this has escaped His notice".

1. The chimes of time ring out the news, another day is through.
Someone slipped and fell, Was that someone you?
You may have longed for added strength, your courage to renew;
Do not be dishearted, for I bring hope to you. REFRAIN.

2. There is no night, for in His light, You'll never walk alone.
Always feel at home wherever you may roam;
There's no power can conquer you, While God is on your side;
Just take Him at His promise, Don't runaway and hide. REFRAIN.

REFRAIN: It is no secret what God can do,
What He's done for others, He'll do for you,
With arms wide open, He'll welcome you,
It is no secret what God can do.

MESSAGE: JESUS, THE GREAT PHYSICIAN!
1. In John 5, John has shown us a "SICK MAN", a "SYMPATHIZING SAVIOR", and now a "STRIKING MIRACLE" (John 5:6-9).
a. Jesus asked the man one question: "Would you like to be healed"?
b. Was this a physical or spirtual offer? This was a physical offer from a spiritual source.
c. Obviously, the man understood it to be physical because he has had his eye on healing for a long time, but it always seem to elude him.

2. PICTURE THIS! Jesus comes to all sinners and makes us an offer of salvation. Which is better: HEALING or SALVATION? The problem is that sinners are looking for a physical solution from a physical source when they should be looking for a physical solution from a spiritual source. There are things that man cannot do for himself because he lacks spirtual power. It takes the power of God, the conviction of the Holy Spirit, and the blood of Jesus to accomplish salvation for a sinner. Would you like to be healed or saved? Is salvation eluding you? For healing and salvation, come to the spiritual source, JESUS CHRIST. To be continued Wednesday.

May God teach us to show endless expressions of love and gratitude for what He has done and is doing for us. In His Healing and Word, Vic.

  


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