MJRVIC2000   242,428
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
MJRVIC2000's Recent Blog Entries

A SATURDAY SCRIPTURE, HYMN, AND MESSAGE!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

GOOOOOOOOOD MORNING EVERYONE!

SCRIPTURE: Ps 63:3 - "Because thy loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise Thee".

HYMN: "GUIDE ME, O THOU GREAT JEHOVAH"
The words were created by W. Williams in 1745, and the music by Thomas Hastings in 1830.
The inspiration for this hymn came from Ps 48:14 - "He will be our guide even to the end".

1. Guide me, O Thou great Jehavah, Pilgrim thru this barren land;
I an weak, but Thou art mighty, Hold me Thy pow'rful hand;
Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more;
Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more.

2. Open now the crystal fountain, Whench the healing waters flow;
Let the fiery cloudy pillar, Lead me all my journey thru;
Strong Deliverer, Be Thou still my strength and shield;
Strong Deliverer, Be Thou still my strength and shield.

3. When I tread the verge of Jordan, Bid my anxious fear subside.
Bear me thru the swelling currents, Land me safe on Canaan's side;
Songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee;
Songs of praises, I will ever give to Thee.

MESSAGE: JESUS, THE BREAD OF LIFE!
1. In this next portray, John gives us a view of what we are like sometimes (John 6:30-33).
a. The Jews came to Jesus and requested a miracle (Vs 30). What did they call the "Feeding of the multitude"????
b. Then they tell Jesus that their fathers ate manna, bread from heaven.
c. It was not Moses who gave them manna; it was God.
d. Manna was a type of Jesus Himself:
1. It was small (Ex 16:14) - It speaks of Christ's humilty.
2. It was round (Ex 16:14) - It speaks of Christ eternal nnature.
3. It was white (Ex 16:31) - It speaks of Christ's sinless, holy nature.
4. It came at night (Ex 16:13-14) - It speaks of Jesus coming to a world lost in darkness to give light and life.
5. It was misunderstood (Ex 16:15) - They called it "MANNA" which means "WHAT IS IT?"
6. It was sufficiant for every man's need (Ex 16:17-18) - It speaks of the ALL-SUFFICIENT SAVIOR, JESUS.
7. It was sweet to the taste (Ex 16:31) - It speaks of the sweetness of Jesus to the soul and to life.
8. It was to be kept and p[assed on to others (Ex 16:32) - It speaks of us sharing HEAVEN'S BREAD with those who cross our path.

2. PICTURE THIS: Gad gave the Jews 240 boxcars of manna per day for 38 years. Jesus came in order to identify with us who need HEAVEN'S BREAD and salvation. David encourages us in Ps 34:8, "O taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man that trust in Him". Have you tasted HEAVEN'S BREAD? Are you trusting in Jesus? Are you sharing Jesus with others? To be continued Monday.

CLOSING: May we remember to thank the Lord for His redeeming love.
In His Redeemimg Love, Vic.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BONBON561 9/25/2011 3:25PM

    One year at VBS we took the kids back to 1st century Holy Land. I had the spice booth with examples of Bible time spices. One of the spices I had was corrandar which what the Bible says is what Manna looked like. Its a small round seed like thing. I always thought of it as bigger and white like snow flakes

Report Inappropriate Comment
THEWINNER33 9/24/2011 3:28PM

    Yes I trust in Jesus. It is His redeeming love that saves me.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DOUGZ69 9/24/2011 12:12PM

    I have to say that I think this is the best post I have read yet on this site. Thank you, God Bless You and may your day in the Lord be fruitful.

Report Inappropriate Comment


A FRIDAY SCRIPTURE, PRAYER AND MESSAGE!

Friday, September 23, 2011

A HAPPY FRIDAY TO EVERYONE!

SCRIPTURE: Phil 3:13-14 - "Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus".

A PRAYER: (by MIDORITHOMAS) -
"Holy Father, Loving God! We are tired this morning. You know our needs. We are in a day of "trouble". We believe Your word is true and that You are our Deliverer. Help our unbelief so that others will see in us a steadfast faith in You. No matter what the end results of these "light and temporary" troubles, we pray that You will help us to remain strong in our faith and true to our service. You are our God and there is no other god. This we pray in Jesus' name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: JESUS, THE BREAD OF LIFE!
1. John, who has shown us 4 marvelous portrays of Jesus, now turns our attention to a new portray: THE MIRACLE (John 6:1-13).
a. In feeding the 5000 men, Jesus shows a type of Himself;
b. He is shown caring, providing and satisfying the multitude.
c. Implied, is that Jesus is like the loaves and fish, and more than sufficient for the need of mankind.
d. Jesus is the ALL-SUFFICIENT SAVIOR!
e. Every man ate that day as much as they needed (Vs 11), and afterwards there was still in abundannce leftover (Vs 13).
2. PICTURE THIS:
Our salvation is by grace through faith in Christ Jesus. It is the gift of God to us (Eph 2:8-9). The grace of Jesus is more than sufficient for the entire human race. Jesus is the answer for all the needs of mankind. All that the multitude had to do was to partake of what the disciples passed out. It works the same for us today. When we put on Jesus (Eph 4:22-24; Rom 6:4-9), salvation is the result. Have you received the gift of God in Christ Jesus? Have you put on Christ in baptisn for the remission of your sins? Are you living for Jesus now? To be continued Saturday.

May God help us to find joy in passing on to others the blessings we have received. IN HIS GRACE, Vic.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PURRRPY 9/23/2011 10:49AM

    My cup overflows - so I drink from my saucer. What an amazing gift - to wake up each day and know that Jesus is the beginning, the end and the centre of my existence. When I look around I am in awe of the beauty of Christ. Even in the smallest things like a child's smile, a squirrel climbing a tree or the ability to put my feet on the floor every morning and give thanx for another day. I am especially grateful for all the wonderful people I have met on Sparkpeople and the my new journey so many of you are sharing with me!!

For me it is so important to take the time to be still and know that he is God. To give thanks for the blessings, love and grace that he so freely gives me in abundance. My God is an awesome God - and everyday I am grateful to have another opportunity to show God's love to people through my behaviors, attitude and love.

To everyone reading this may your day be filled with an abundance of laughter, blessings and love.

Blessings:

PurrrpyR>


Comment edited on: 9/23/2011 10:50:06 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment


A THURSDAY SPIRITUAL HYMN AND MESSAGE!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Greetings of joy to EVERYONE! A wise man will hear, and will increase learning (Prov 1:5). Praise God!

HYMN: "JESUS PAID IT ALL". The words to this hymn were written by Elvina M. Hall in 1865, and the music by John T. Grape in 1868. The inspiration for this hymn came from 1 John 3:16, "Jesus laid down His life for us". This hymn has 3 verses with a refrain.

1. I hear the Savior say, "Thy strength indeed is small,
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
Find in Me, thine all in all". REFRAIN!

2. Lord, now indeed I find, Thy power, and Thine alone,
Can change a lepper's spot,
And melt a heart of stone. REFRAIN!

3. And when before Thy throne, I stand in Him complete,
I'll lay my throphies down,
All down at Jesus' feet. REFRAIN!

REFRAIN: Jesus paid it all, All to Him I owe,
Sin has left a crinsom stain,
He washed it white as snow.

MESSAGE: JESUS, THE BREAD OF LIFE!
1. John shows us now a portait, HEAVEN'S BREAD HAS A PRICE (John 6:53-58).
a. Before HEAVEN'S BREAD can be enjoyed by a sinner, it must first be received by the sinner as a partaker of what Jesus did.
b. What did Jesus do? He died on the cross, was buried and arose again on the third day. He did this for us.
c. To make His sacrifice and our salvation a realty in our life, we must come to Him by faith, and take part in His death, burial and resurrection.
d. Those that eat of HEAVEN'S BREAD shall live forever ( Vs 58).
e. Those that do not eat of HEAVEN'S BREAD shall die forever (Implied, Vs 58).

2. PICTURE THIS: Imagaine that I have invited you for dinner at our house. I pass a plate of "hot buttermilk biscuits" to you and say, "Have a buscuit". To which you reply, YES", but you just sit there and smile in stead of reaching for one. I say to you, "I thought you wanted a biscuit?" You reply, "I do!" Then I say to you, "If you want a biscuit, you are going to have to reach out for it". Salvation works in the same way. Jesus offers us HEAVEN'S BREAD and we must reach out for it and partake of it. Have you partaken of HEAVEN'S BREAD? Your soul's life or death depends on it. To be conntinued Friday.

May God help us to understand that the fear (reverence) of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge and wisdom. In His Word, Vic.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BONBON561 9/22/2011 3:23PM

    I like this hymn also

Report Inappropriate Comment
WANTSZU 9/22/2011 11:24AM

    Great blog. Love this hymn.

Report Inappropriate Comment
INFLATED 9/22/2011 11:23AM

    I heard a story of a man in England that was coming home from a soccer game and sat on the steps of a church. When they sang this hymn, he heard "melt the heart of stone" and his last name was Stone. The Lord saved him and called him into the ministry.

Jesus paid it all and I am forgiven of all that I could not pay. We cannot pay for even one sin.

I noticed your blog title in the updates.

Report Inappropriate Comment
REMODELINGPAT 9/22/2011 10:58AM

    Good illustration!

Blessings!


Pat

Report Inappropriate Comment
KERRYRHOTEN 9/22/2011 9:23AM

  AMEN

Report Inappropriate Comment


A WEDNESDAY PRAYER AND MESSAGE!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

GREETINGS OF LOVE TO EVERYONE! In all your ways acknowledge God, and He will direct your path". PRAISE GOD!

PRAYER: " Heavenly Father, Glorious God! Beyond that which words can interpret, ot theology explain, our souls feel a shower of refreshment that falls down like the gentle rain; refreshing our hearts that are parched with troubles and problems; searching to find the way to attract Your attention through a few poor chosen words. Sometines, not knowing or remembering that You in all Your wisdom can sense all our worries and woes. There is nothing we can conceal from You, O God, that You do not already know. So we kneel in prayer in Your presence, and we find no need to speak, for softly in silent communion, You grant us the peace we seek. Thank You for hearing our silent prayers and for answering them. This we pray in Jesus' Holy name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: JESUS, THE BREAD OF LIFE!
1. John now turns our attention to the the fact that HEAVEN'S BREAD HAS A PROMISE! (John 6:47-51).
a. The whole purpose of HEAVRN'S BREAD is to give life to man (Vs 47-48).
b. Again Jesus says, "I am the BREAD of LIFE". (Vs 48)
c. The whole reason why we need HEAVEN'S BREAD is so we will not die spiritually. (Vs 50).
d. THE PROMISE: (Vs 51), "I am the Living Bread which came down from heaven: if any man eats of this BREAD, he shall live forever.....". That's a GREAT PROMISE!
e. The BREAD is His flesh and He offers it for the life of the world (Vs 51). We partake of this BREAD the first day of each week to remember Him in the Lord's Supper.

1. PICTURE THIS: Physical bread will sustain life for a long time, but even if the body is well fed, it will die. Jesus, on the other hand, offers us BREAD that is everlasting. It is everlasting because He is everlasting. Do we want to die or to live? The choice is ours! To be continued Thursday.

May we be in Christ Jesus ( like milk and cookies, toast and jam, ham and eggs) for some things are better together. Have a blessed day, Vic.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ROLLINGREEVES 9/22/2011 1:09PM

    amen

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOLFGMA 9/22/2011 9:17AM

    Thank You and I will add you to my Friends list . I want to read your daily messages.

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MIDORITHOMAS 9/22/2011 8:35AM

    Thank you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NELLIEC 9/21/2011 3:13PM

    Amen!

Report Inappropriate Comment


A Tuesday Spiritual Hymn and Message!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Aloha Everyone! A perfect statue never comes from a bad mold. Give God all the glory!

HYMN: "WONDERFUL WORDS OF LIFE": The words and music to this hymn was created by Philip P. Bliss in 1874, and arranged by Pam Stephenson in 1993.
The inspiration for this hymn came from John 6:63, "The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life". This hymn has 3 verses with a refrain.

1. Sing them over again to me, Wonderful words of life;
Let me more of their beauty see, Wonderful words of life;
Words of life and beauty, Teach me faith and duty; REFRAIN.

2. Christ, the blessed One gives to all, Wonderful words of life;
Sinner, list to the loving call, Wonderful words of life;
All so freely given, Wooing us to heaven; REFRAIN.

3. Sweetly echo the gospel call, Wonderful words of life;
Offer pardon and peace to all, Wonderful words of life;
Jesus, only Savior, Sanctify forever; REFRAIN.

REFRAIN: Beautiful words, wonderful words, Wonderful words of life;
Beautiful words, wonderful words, Wonderful words of life.

MESSAGE: JESUS, THE BREAD OF LIFE!
1. John is showing us the PERSONALITY of HEAVEN'S BREAD, and has shown us that HEAVEN'S BREAD IS A PERSON.....JESUS CHRIST!
2. Now, John shows us that HEAVEN'S BREAD HAS POWER! (Vs 35).
a. The heavenly BREAD (Jesus) has the power to save, secure, and satisfy every sinner who comes to Him by faith.
1. "He that comes to me shall never hunger".
2. "He that believes on me shall never thirst".
b. What separates Jesus from all the religions and self-proclaimed messaiah?
1. While they promise great things, they can deliver only death.
2. Jesus promises life, salvation, security, satisfaction and abosolute safety for the soul of man.....and HE CAN DELIVER!

3. PICTURE THIS! There is a correlation between that which is physical and that which is spiritual. People eat bread to satisfy physical hunger and to sustain physical life. We satisfy spiritual hunger and sustain spiritual life by having the right relationship with Jesus and by the power of His WORD. Bread has to be eaten in order to sustain life. Jesus is our Spiritual Bread and we have to partake of Him daily in order to sustain spiritual life. Are we starving? Do we thirst for Jesus and His Word? Have we put Jesus and His word on a diet? To be continued Wednesday.

May God enlighten us and guide us through our spirit and His WORD.
In His Blessed Word, Vic.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BONBON561 9/20/2011 4:20PM

    My youngest DD when she was learning to pray would say "Give us this day our daily breath" I got to thinking we can control how much bread we eat but we have to rely on God for breathing

Report Inappropriate Comment
MASSINO 9/20/2011 12:59PM

    Thanks(O_0)

Report Inappropriate Comment
REMODELINGPAT 9/20/2011 12:33PM

    emoticonfor the reminder...

Report Inappropriate Comment
BELTONWALKER67 9/20/2011 11:55AM

    Thank you, Vic! One of my favorite hymns.

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 Last Page