Almighty God, our redeemer, in our weakness we have failed to be your messengers of forgiveness and hope in the world. Renew us by your Holy Spirit, that we may follow your commands and proclaim your reign of love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
KNOW THE LORD…
GOT ANSWERS??? i have questions.
(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)
I want to share with you what my church and what a lot of other churches will be reading to their congregations this Sunday…
THE FIRST LESSON COMES FROM JEREMIAH…
Jeremiah 31:31-34 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
A New Covenant
31 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband,[a] says the Lord. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the Lord,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.
YEAH… THIS IS WHERE MY CRAZINESS KICKS IN…
who is Melchizedek???
Hebrews 5:5-10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
5 So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him,
“You are my Son,
today I have begotten you”;
6 as he says also in another place,
“You are a priest forever,
according to the order of Melchizedek.”
7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus[a] offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8 Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; 9 and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, 10 having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.
WHO IS MELCHIZEDEK???
(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)
KNOW THE LORD…
ASK THOSE QUESTIONS…
“Why is it snowing in March???” – so over this weather…
Before I dealt with that damn snow…
I read this…
READ THAT AGAIN.
KNOW THE LORD…
TODAY WAS INTERESTING…
Have I told you that I am putting together an Exhibit for Dwight Eisenhower’s 63rd Birthday Party held in Hershey, PA in 1953?.. This Exhibit will be displayed at the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society Museum. I am reaching out to the Army War College, Indian Town Gap, Senators, and Veterans to try to get two Ceremonial 3′ X 5′ American Flags donated. These flags will accentuate the Exhibit (Like ones pictured). Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help… THANK YOU!!!
I NEED TO SHARE THESE SCRIPTURES WITH YOU…
Usually, in the middle of our church week, I like to share with you a Psalm showing the Strength of God…
This week, I want to share with you the words of David…
“His weakness was women” SORRY- CAN’T FAULT HIM. This is what he wrote after he stole someones wife and got her pregnant.
Prayer for Cleansing and Pardon
TO THE LEADER. A PSALM OF DAVID, WHEN THE PROPHET NATHAN CAME TO HIM, AFTER HE HAD GONE IN TO BATHSHEBA.
1 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against you, you alone, have I sinned,
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you are justified in your sentence
and blameless when you pass judgment.
5 Indeed, I was born guilty,
a sinner when my mother conceived me.
6 You desire truth in the inward being;[a]
therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones that you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and put a new and right[b] spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from your presence,
and do not take your holy spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and sustain in me a willing[c] spirit.
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
and sinners will return to you.
14 Deliver me from bloodshed, O God,
O God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 For you have no delight in sacrifice;
if I were to give a burnt offering, you would not be pleased.
17 The sacrifice acceptable to God[d] is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
18 Do good to Zion in your good pleasure;
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem,
19 then you will delight in right sacrifices,
in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings;
then bulls will be offered on your altar.
LET’s GO2 THAT FAITH IN ACTION MEETING TONIGHT.
KNOW THE LORD…
I LEARNED ABOUT INCENSE THIS MORNING BEFORE i WENT TO THE HERSHEY-DERRY TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MY PART-TIME JOB AT CHOCOLATE WORLD…
KNOW THE LORD…
LET’s GO2 THAT SPEECH COMPETITION…
i WENT TO THAT SPEECH COMPETITION… PLACED THIRD ON MY SPEECH ON PHOBIAS…
i want to THANK YOU for helping me conquer my DOXOPHOBIA…
What is Doxophobia?
Doxophobia is the fear of expressing opinions or of receiving praise.
YEAH… i ALSO WAS IN THE EVALUATION CONTEST…
BACK TO MY THEOPHOBIA…
John 12:20-33 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Some Greeks Wish to See Jesus
20 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.
Jesus Speaks about His Death
27 “Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say—‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people[a] to myself.” 33 He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.