God, our creator and redeemer, your Son Jesus prayed that his followers might be one. Make all Christians with him as he is one with you, so that in peace and concord we may carry to the world the message of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
PRAYER STRENGTHENS US…
(Please read till the end… I added a lot of scriptures and personal testimonies for this Sunday remembering the Resurrection of our Lord… THANK YOU!!!)
AWESOME… truly AWESOME!!!
I am going to share with you the Holy Gospel written in the book of John in the New Testament of our Holy Bible… I AM SORRY TO BE SO DIRECT WITH THIS READING… (I have a house visit for work + I HAVE TO WRITE A DEVOTIONAL FOR TUESDAY NIGHT’s CHURCH COUNSEL MEETING SINCE I WILL NOT BE THERE)
Jesus Prays for Himself
17 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, 2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should[a] give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. 4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.
Jesus Prays for His Disciples
6 “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. 7 Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You. 8 For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me.
9 “I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. 10 And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. 11 Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me,[b] that they may be one as We are.
1 Kings 3 ROCKS!!! (I WROTE THAT DEVOTIONAL FOR TUESDAY… WANNA READ IT???)
I AM SORRY THAT I CAN NOT JOIN YOU IN PERSON TO DELIVER THIS MESSAGE. I want to share with you, before this council meeting, a Story found in the Old Testament. It is the story of King Solomon… (David’s son)
1 Kings 3
Solomon Requests Wisdom
3 Now Solomon made a treaty with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and married Pharaoh’s daughter; then he brought her to the City of David until he had finished building his own house, and the house of the Lord, and the wall all around Jerusalem. 2 Meanwhile the people sacrificed at the high places, because there was no house built for the name of the Lord until those days. 3 And Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of his father David, except that he sacrificed and burned incense at the high places.
4 Now the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the great high place: Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. 5 At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask! What shall I give you?”
6 And Solomon said: “You have shown great mercy to Your servant David my father, because he walked before You in truth, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with You; You have continued this great kindness for him, and You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. 7 Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. 8 And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted. 9 Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”
10 The speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. 11 Then God said to him: “Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice, 12 behold, I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you. 13 And I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be anyone like you among the kings all your days. 14 So if you walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.”
AWESOME… “Keep on, Keeping on…”
LET US PRAY…
Thank you for yesterday, Thank you for today, Thank you for tomorrow. Thank you for Your guidance and direction.
We pray for wisdom… through Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. AMEN.
(Please read till the end… I added a lot of scriptures and personal testimonies for this Sunday Remembering the Resurrection of Our Lord… THANK YOU!!!)
GOING TO KNOCK THE H+LL OUT OF THOSE DOORS TODAY (Let’s Go!)
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I WOULD LOVE TO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT I WAS READING THIS MORNING BEFORE I GO TO THE GYM, HISTORICAL SOCIETY, CHURCH, AND MEETINGS FOR WORK… may i???
AFTER MY DOOR KNOCKING SESSION… I WROTE THIS…
Things happen… IS YOUR FAMILY PROTECTED???
I never thought that I was going to be involved in a near fatal car accident… I never thought that it would take me countless hours in the Gym to relearn how to walk again… I never thought that I would obtain a Master’s Degree… I never thought that I would work for our US Navy… After working for the USN, I never thought that I would be back in my hometown of Hershey… I never thought that I would turn out to be a Life Insurance Agent… BUT, You Know What??? Things happen…
Is your family protected financially when things happen???
I want to help… PLEASE TAKE A BUSINESS CARD
LET’s GO2 THE POLICE STATION AND TALK TO THE SERGEANT…
(PUSH for AUDIO)
You know… I AM EXCITED TO JOIN TOASTMASTERS!!! i am also excited to share with YOU what I was reading this morning… IT READS…
23 except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. 24 But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself,[a] so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
25 “And indeed, now I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, will see my face no more.
AT FIRST GLANCE… THESE VERSES PUZZLED ME… THEN, I FELT THE LORD’S PRESENCE AND AROSE TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT… 🙂 🙂 🙂