Friday, March 31, 2006
My name is Reverend Jeanette,
I am filled with joy to see that you have come to hear and be filled with the infallible word of God. As we are leaky vessels & need to be refilled & refueled with the word on a regular basis. B I B L E, when broken down,this word means, Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. Every question can be answered in this good book. This, the guide that God has left us to live our lives by.
If you stay in the word and apply it to your daily life, then you're living right, the way God has planned for us to live.
Everyone please stand and lets us pray to welcome God into this place of worship.
I want to show,those who do not know,the power of prayer. Let us pray.
Oh Father God,we all have gathered in your presence to praise you & to receive your word, we welcome your presence, we ask for you to come into this place of worship, we've opened our hearts & minds to you. We thank you for your grace & foregiveness you offer us.
Everyone where you stand,welcome our Lord & Savior into this place of worship, you can do this however you like. Because if he's nor here,lets all go home. Amen?
Praise Jesus !!!
This is a place that we can know that the Lord Jesus is present right now!!! It is written in the book of Matthew 18:20, where two or more are gathered in my name, there am I with them.
Of course this is only one of the many reasons to gather & meet up with other Christians, it is benificial to be with like-minded people. You've heard that there is safety in numbers?,Well there is power & strength in our agreement & unity together in prayer in the Lord's presence.
It is very powerful & blessed.
Do you believe I'm preaching the truth?
Praise Jesus !!!
When you feel the Holy Spirit's presence upon you,it's so wonderful & powerful, you've never been humbled in the way you will at that time. It is so precious & wonderful.
Thank you Jesus !!!!
At this time I would like to offer an altar call, please everyone stand up, bow your heads, close your eyes & open your hearts.
If there be any one hear that doesn't know Jesus as their Lord & Savior,please raise your hand & then put it back down again. God loves an honest heart. There is no shame, it doesn't matter who you are or what you've done or been in your life.
God loves you & is not mad at you.
God will forgive you. You only need to confess your sins and ask for forgiveness. This is done through prayer.
John 14:6,Says Jesus told them "I am the way,the truth and the life,no one can come to the Father except through me."
There is no shame, he forgives all.
It is written in the book of Matthew 8:38, that anyone who is ashamed of me & my words in this adulterous & sinful generation,the son of man,Jesus will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father's glory with the Holy Angels.
For those who raised their hands ,I want to pray with you so you may receive your Lord & Savior into your heart & inherit your promise of eternal life.
Your time has come !!!! The time is now !!!!! Time is running out !!!! Time is so short !!!!!
Life is but a blink of an eye to God. If you were to leave this world today,do you know where you would spend eternity?
Do you know Jesus? Is he in your heart? Are you saved? Are you sure?
Those who will come to the altar to kneel & pray for their salvation,please come.
Everyone please repeat after me while we all pray for forgiveness of our sins.
Oh dear Lord Jesus,I know that I am a sinner and fall short of your glory,I need & ask for you to forgive me. I confess that you died on the cross for me & rose again so that I could be forgiven & receive eternal life. I turn from sin & turn my face towards you. I invite you into my heart & my life to be my Lord & Savior. Please have all of me as yours to do your will now & forever. Amen PRAISE JESUS !!!!!!! HALLELUJAH !!!!!!
Thank you Jesus for the gift of forgiveness & salvation.
Everyone may be seated,if you can,stand if you'd like.
When we pray we allow the Holy Spirit to come into us to guide us into truth & wisdom.
I'll say it again,the power of prayer is so powerful,there is no other feeling like the feeling of the Holy Spirit filling our being,filling our heart with humbleness & overflowing love.
There is no replacement for,nor alternate route or way,other than through prayer for establishing a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
Be careful what you ask for in prayer. If you ask for the Lord to teach you patience,he will give you trials & lessons to help teach you patience.
Pray in all you do,but pray selectively.
In my past I had thought that If I attended church every now and then or for long stretches of time,not at all,as long as I prayed,you know ,at dinner,special holiday gatherings,every now & then,usually when I needed something.Or when there would be a major upheaval in my life.
I honestly thought this was adequate.
I've since realized that this is not the case.
God's most important commandment is found in the book of Mark 12:29, It is written "Love the Lord your God with all your heart,soul,mind & strenth.
I believe this would involve communication with our Lord through prayer & praise.
Praising him in all he has done & all that he is going to do in our lives.Note that I said "all he has done". You may not agree to this,but you should.
There are unforeseen lessons in all that was,is & will be the Lord's will.
Sometimes the Lord tests us ,I believe there can not be a testimony with out a test.
I believe that sometimes things happen in life that we do not understand because the Lord is trying to get our attention,one way or another he will get our attention.He has gotten my attention more than once through life experiences,be them good or bad.The Lord has brought me to prayer more than once. Think about it for a minute,when were you last brought to prayer,to a personal conversation with God through Jesus Christ? Was it due to a circumstance?
Lets read 1 Peter 1:6-9,It is written "So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead,even though you have many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being as fire tests and purifies gold,though your faith is far more precious than mere gold.So when your faith remains strong through many trials,it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.
So as you can see trials sharpen our faith.
Through prayer and our special relationship with God we can realize his will & plan for us.
The closer the relationship,the more we realize.
We should all realize that we are all meant to be more Jesus like in all that we think,say & do.
Think W.W.J.D. What Would Jesus Do?
Would he approve of this or that? It applies to everything !!!! Jesus prayed a lot !!!!
Lets look at the passage in the book of John 8:12, It is written"I am the the light of the world.
If you follow me,you will not walk in darkness,because you will have the light that leads to life. Amen !!!!
Did you know that amen means so be it?
How awesome is that?
Another way that the Lord says to honor him is through first fruits & tithe.
This at times seems to be a touchy subject.
It should not be !!!!!
Lets look at Proverbs 3:9-10, It is written"Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce.Then he will fill your barns with grain and your vats will overflow with good wine.
Also lets look at Malachi 3:8-10, It is written"Should people cheat God? Yet you have cheated me."But you ask what do you mean? When did we ever cheat you?
You have cheated me of the tithes and offerings due to me. You are under a curse,for your whole nation has been cheating me. Bring all the tithes into the store house so there will be enough food in my temple.If you do "says the Lord of heaven's armies,I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you wont have enough room to take it in !Try it,put me to the test.
You see here,the Lord will bless you,but you must first bless,give & you shall receive.
Would you admit to robbing God? Of course not.
I have given when that had already been allocated to go else where,I gave freely & happily.
PRAISE JESUS !!!!!!!!
It was returned to me multiplied in several ways,probably in some ways that I have not even realized yet.
If you have not experienced this for yourself,try it,believe it,see it in your heart & then bless & be blessed.
The Lord only has asked for 10%,give more gladly,freely and cheerfully claim your blessing,you can even name what you would ask it to be.
God loves a cheerful tither.
We will now pass around the tithe collection dish. Thank you Lord !
We will now pray over the tithes given, Dear Father God,we thank you for cheerful,gracious tithers,we are tithing in faith,and you said we would be blessed. Thank you Lord..
We pray that these tithes will meet all the needs of this ministry according to your will.
We all need to remember as saved children of God,we are anew,the old is gone.
Lets look at 2 Corinthians 5:17- 6:2,It is written "Therefor if any one is in Christ he is a new creation,the old has gone and the new has come.All this is from God,who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.
We are therefor Christ's ambassadors,as though God were making his appeal through us,we implore you on Christ's behalf: be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us,so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
As God's fellow workers we urge you not to receive God's grace in vain. For he says
"In the time of my favor I heard you and in the day of salvation I will help you.
I tell now is the time of God's favor,now is the day of salvation.
PRAISE JESUS !!!!!
As this scripture states,we are ambassadors of God and should live as though.
In closing I would like to stress that it is up to us to help those in need.Be it in their spiritual salvation,being saved, or in any other type of need.
We as ambassadors of Christ are to offer any and all that is needed.
Please remember as long as you walk,speak,think and act out of love, you are becoming more Jesus like all the time. PRAISE JESUS !!!!!!!!
As the scripture reads in Matthew 9:37-38, Then he said to his disciples"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
I believe this refers to the harvest of souls for God.
As you go through your week please be reminded of the fact that we are ambassadors for Jesus and the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
Offer those you know and meet that they too through prayer can have salvation.
Should any one have any prayer requests,please see me after the service and our prayer warriors and I will pray with you.
Let us close in prayer
Father God we thank you for your grace,your forgiveness & our salvation.
We thank you & praise you for all you've done,all you're doing & all you're going to do in our lives.
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