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           THY WORD IS A LAMP UNTO MY FEET, AND A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH. PS.119:105 ~ ~
          

          

          

    Wed, Dec 31st - 10:03PM



    Let's Celebrate Jesus

    Chorus
    Let's celebrate Jesus, let's celebrate living.
    Let's celebrate knowing the One we adore.
    Share with the people the love in the gospel
    They won't turn back to this world anymore.

    I get so tired of the bad news around us.
    Sometimes my heart gets homesick to go
    But we are commissioned to help spread the gospel
    We are a light for each wayfaring soul

    Repeat Chorus

    We like to celebrate every occasion.
    Birthdays and ballgames, holiday's big and small
    But let's take a moment and honor the Savior.
    Let's celebrate the best reason of all.

    Where two or three are gathered, He's with us.
    Through preaching and singing, my soul is inspired.
    I gather strength from my sisters and brothers
    We're warming up for that Heavenly choir.

    Repeat chorus

    Let's celebrate Jesus
    Let's celebrate Jesus
    Share with the people the love in the gospel
    They won't turn back to this world anymore.



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    Mon, Dec 29th - 10:35PM



    BY FAITH ALONE

    ROMANS 1:16-17 -- For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, THE JUST SHALL, LIVE BY FAITH. Kjv

    If anyone is so proud they won’t bend their spirit before God, they will never get to heaven. You may be a kind, gentle person; you may even be naturally benevolent and charitable. But if your pride keeps you from admitting your need for Christ, then you will not accept His gift of salvation. Many people are in hell because their heart was too hard and they believed their mind was too smart for the God who created them.

    There is only one way to reach heaven. Holy God cannot tolerate sin in His presence, and He decreed that the penalty for sin is death (Romans 6:23 -- For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (We all were born a sinner) So, to provide a bridge between mankind and Himself, merciful God sent His Son Jesus Christ to die in man’s place. His sacrifice is all that is necessary for a person to enter into a relationship with God.

    The believer does not work or reason his way into heaven. The bridge spanning the gap between each individual and God is crossed on through an act of faith: acknowledging the need for a Savior and accepting Christ’s death on the cross as payment for one’s sins.

    Perhaps you’re thinking, I want only what I deserve. But no one deserves grace. Maybe you tell yourself, I want only what I have worked for. But nobody can earn salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9 -- For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast). And yet, the heavenly Father wants to give grace and salvation to you and to me, undeserving though we are. The truly wise people of this world are those who have accepted the truth and bent their spirits--and their knees-- before the Lord.

    With God's Love,

    Lois J.



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    Sat, Dec 27th - 10:18PM



    THE PRESENCE OF GOD

    At times when we are weary in well doing and feel emotionally drained, how relaxing and rejuvenating it is to step into the presence of God. His Holy Spirit, the Comforter, calms our fears and worries. Our frustrations melt with a reminder of His providence and love.

    Time alone with the Lord is one of life’s most wonderful blessings. We’re able to refocus our priorities and seek His will with a renewed fervor. God’s Word teaches us of His kindness and mercy, and we glimpse His unimaginable glory in its pages.

    The Christians must take time to seek solitude in order to pray to God, search out the Scriptures for His guidance, and meditate on His teachings. Daily intimate moments with the Lord keep the believer in a right relationship with Him and allow the Father to lead His children into a life that ultimately glorifies Christ.

    As you start the new year, find time every day to sit down one on one with God, and ask Him to show you new truth in His Word and insight into the struggles of your life.

    With God’s Love,

    Lois



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    Fri, Dec 26th - 1:39AM



    DECEMBER 25, 2008 ~~

    LUKE 2:4-7,11 ~~~~~~ And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: ( because he was of the house and lineage of David:)  5. To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.  6. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.  7. And she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.  11. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

    Many blessings,

    Lois J.

    P/S Hope everyone had a MERRY CHRISTmas!   Jesus is no longer in a Manger, He has risen, PRAISE HIM, PRAISE HIM, AND BLESS HIS HOLY NAME.  WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS, from your children.......



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    Mon, Dec 22nd - 10:43PM



    A Gift From The Father:  Jesus Christ --

    Matthew 7:11 -- If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him. kjv

    We try to give presents that are meaningful. However, God’s gift--His Son Jesus--is always the right one for everybody. This gift is:

    Heaven sent… Jesus was sent to earth from the heavenlies in order to fulfill God’s plan. ( John 6:38 ) Every aspect of His life--from the His birth as a little baby to His death on the cross--was part of God’s gift to us.

    Needed…God gave His Son to us because of our desperate need for rescue. Sin has ruined the human race (Romans 3:23) and placed us all under divine condemnation. (Romans 5:18) Since we are unable to pay for the price justly demanded by God for our sin, our greatest need has always been for a Savior who could pay our sin-debt for us. (Romans 6:23) Only Jesus qualified because He was without sin. He became our Redeemer, reconciling us to God. (Romans 5:10).

    Sacrificial…God sent Jesus to die in our place so that we might become part of His family. The Son deliberately sacrificed His life to accomplish the Father’s plan.

    Perfect…Jesus was in human flesh, walking among mankind. His character and His will are flawless, and He works perfectly on our behalf. (Romans 8:28-29).

    Precious…Jesus Christ can do for us what no material thing or other person can. In Him, we become new creations belonging to God, (2 Corinthians 5:17).

    God wrapped His special present to us in human flesh so we might know Him and identify with Him. How closely intertwined in Jesus’ life with yours?

    With God's Love,

    Lois



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    Sat, Dec 20th - 4:23PM



    A STEP OF FAITH

    HEBREWS 11:8 -- By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither (where he was going) he went.

    I know you have heard the expression “a step of faith:? Whether or not you’re familiar with the term, you no doubt understand the principle it conveys. Should I take this new job? Should I move across the country? Should I marry this person? Yes, our lives are made up of many steps of faith.

    You see, oftentimes when God is calling us into something, His purpose involves our stepping into the unknown. He sets a goal before us that is beyond our knowledge, experience, and control. That ‘s why we call it a step of faith. If we were something we could know, it wouldn’t be a matter of faith, would it?

    However, many people simply can’t get themselves to take that firth step, and they therefore miss out on the entire journey. After all, the first step is the most important. If you don’t make the initial decision that says, “Yes, I’m going to do this,” then you’ll never move beyond where you are standing right now.

    Abraham heeded the call. Acting only on God’s command to leave the country, Abram (as he was originally known) packed up his family and belongings and left the fertile land that had been home for his entire life (Genesis 12:1-5). Though he didn’t know the destination, Abraham was convinced God had a better plan for his life. And getting there required a step of faith (Hebrews 11:8). Are we willing to follow the Lord’s leadership, even when we don’t know where He’s leading us? Only God sees where that first step can take us. Is today the day for us to take our next great step of faith?

    With God's Love,

    Lois



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    Fri, Dec 19th - 10:49PM

    SONG: I CAN ONLY IMAGINE





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    Fri, Dec 19th - 12:54AM

    SONG--WHAT WAS THAT YOU SAID LORD--SINGING BY-- SAM & LOIS J.





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    Thu, Dec 18th - 2:19AM

    SONG -------Oasis



    Frank W. our neighbor singing a pretty song, hope you enjoy it..........Lois



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    Mon, Dec 15th - 9:17PM



    BEST FRIEND YOU WILL EVER HAVE

    JOHN 15:13 -- Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. kjv

    Most everyone is familiar with the popular hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” We all agree that the Savior is a great friend, but few of us have an exhaustive knowledge of the heights and depths of His friendship. Let’s consider some of the elements of His relationship to us.

    He is committed to us as a friend for life. In fact, this commitment is for more than a lifetime. It’s eternal. He will never leave you or me, no matter what we do. Some of our expectations may be dashed, but the Lord Himself will never disappoint us.

    He is open and transparent to us at all times. Jesus will show us as much about Himself a we desire to learn and are able to appreciate. He isn’t going to keep from us anything about Himself that we need to know.

    He is renewing His loving overtures on a daily basis. He knows how to meet our deepest longing, and He is sensitive to our wants as well as our needs.

    He is an inspiring, comforting listener who will never interrupt or be quick to criticize. He attends whole heartedly to our requests. His eyes are so lovingly fixed on us that His heart hears exactly what we are saying.

    What kind of a friend is Jesus? John 15:13, answers that question. Because He gave Himself once for many people, we His followers can give ourselves for a few. Who in your circle of influence needs the sacrifice of your time or caring?

    With God’s Love,

    Lois



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    Wed, Dec 10th - 9:25PM



    WITNESSING EFFECTIVELY

    1 CORINTHIANS 2:2 -- FOR I DETERMINED NOT TO KNOW ANY THING AMONG YOU, SAVE JESUS CHRIST, AND HIM CRUCIFIED. KJV

    The most important key to effective witnessing is having the right message. The apostle Paul was an outstanding philosopher. He studied under the greatest minds of that age. And yet, when he preached to the Corinthians, he delivered a simple message: 1 Cor. 2:2.

    You see, it doesn’t matter whether you are talking to a philosophy professor, a scientist, or a young child; the message of the Gospel is the same for everyone. You may argue, “But what if they bring up this point or that line of reasoning?” In fact, they may bring up issues that you cannot answer. It is okay to confess honestly a lack of intellectual knowledge; however, side issues should never distract you from the central message of the Gospel. When people try to steer the conversation away, bring them back to Jesus.

    There is only one saving message for all people: Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died an atoning death at Calvary and therefore paid every person’s sin-debt in full. Three days later, His heavenly Father delivered Him from the grave; now victory over sin and death is available to everyone who receives Jesus as Lord of his life. That is the message. You don’t ever have to be ashamed of it, compromise it, or apologize for it. You just have to share it.

    We all were born sinners and desperately need to be saved, and salvation is available only through Christ Jesus.

    Grasp every opportunity, be a soul winner for Jesus, as the end time is so near.

    With God’s Love,

    Lois J.



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    Tue, Dec 2nd - 10:39PM



    THE SAMARITAN WOMAN

    JOHN 4:7-27 ---- There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water; Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. Kjv

    Jesus said, “ He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). His life clearly revealed God’s loving character and His compassion towards people. The Lord’s interaction with the Samaritan woman, for example, was a demonstration of the tender love and care our heavenly Father has for us.

    Jesus initiated contact. Much to His disciples’ dismay, Jesus deliberately went out of His way to meet the woman from Samaria. In that day, Jews did not associate with Samaritans and in fact avoided traveling through their region. But God does not adhere to man’s rules or prejudices. He reaches out with a message of hope and new life to anyone who will listen and believe.

    Jesus knew her pain and heartache. She must have felt worthless, abandoned, and unloved after being divorced by five husbands. We all have emotional baggage that weighs us down and causes us pain. Our heavenly Father knows our deepest hurts and secret shame.

    Jesus offered her forgiveness and love. The Lord drew out the details of her situation in a nonjudgmental way so that she would be receptive to His offer of forgiveness and a relationship with God. He understood what she needed--to feel loved, valued and accepted-- and He knew a relationship with Him would fulfill that need.

    God sees us as clearly as He saw the Samaritan woman. He knows our hurts, and He wants to bring us healing and restoration.

    Will you accept His love and submit to the Holy Spirit’s transforming work in order to be brought to spiritual health?

    With God’s Love,

    Lois



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