Third Sunday After The Epiphany… 1/22/2017 (REVISED) *push*

PUT THOSE WORDS INTO ACTION… *push*

Almighty God, you sent your Son to proclaim your kingdom and to teach with authority.  Anoint us with the power of your Spirit, that we, too, may bring good news to the afflicted, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to the captive; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

PUT THOSE WORDS INTO ACTION…

I am very thankful that you are taking the time out of your schedule to read this…  I am also very thankful for the generosity of the people at my church… I am sure the food bank will love this donation…

Again, this week… I am reading… I will post these readings later on in the week when I get them in the mail… (IF I WAIT THAT LONG)

*YOU COULD ALWAYS HEAR THESE READINGS IN PERSON

DIRECTIONS…

ANYWAY…

While I wait, I want to share with you some good news… (Holy Gospel)… Matthew is a Holy Gospel written the New Testament of our Holy Bible…

Matthew 4:12-23

Jesus Begins His Galilean Ministry

12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, He departed to Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:

15 “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles:
16 The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light,
And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death
Light has dawned.”

17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Four Fishermen Called as Disciples

18 And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.

21 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

Jesus Heals a Great Multitude

23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.

AWESOME… just AWESOME!!!

I, personally, find these writings amazing…

PUT THOSE WORDS INTO ACTION…

May I share with you scripture that I was reading this morning???

*REMEMBER TO STOP BY THIS POST TO SEE SOME SCRIPTURES AND PERSONAL TESTIMONIES TO ENCOURAGE YOU ON YOUR WALK WITH CHRIST JESUS…

*Occurrences and scriptures that I want to share with you on your walk of faith with our Lord Jesus Christ are organized by date below… ENJOY!!!

1/17/2017 – BEAT THOSE BIRDS…

Today was AWESOME… I got up and went running.  My run was challenging this morning.  The last 100 yards I saw some GEESE FLYING above my head… YOU KNOW WHAT I DID???

I ran faster and BEAT THOSE BIRDS…

I was then THANKING GOD AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS AT THAT PARK…

THANK GOD I WAS ALL ALONE… My craziness probably would have scared people.

1/19/2017 – FOR WISDOM SAKE!!!

I do not understand, my readings for church are arriving to late in the mail for me to prepare them… smh…

I did pick them up at the church office this morning and glanced over them… They truly are AWESOME!  I will share them with you later; however, as for now I want to share with you what I was reading this morning… MAY I???

In 1 Kings 3:5-12, King Soloman prays for wisdom…

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ALLDAY… EVERYDAY…

1/20/2017

PUT THOSE WORDS INTO ACTION…

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1/21/2017

I am very thankful TODAY… THANKFUL THAT I CAN FINALLY SHARE WITH YOU A LESSON I WILL BE READING AT MY CHURCH…

1 Corinthians 1:10-18

10 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now I say this, that each of you says, “I am of Paul,” or “I am of Apollos,” or “I am of Cephas,” or “I am of Christ.” 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

14 I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 lest anyone should say that I had baptized in my own name. 16 Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas. Besides, I do not know whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.

Christ the Power and Wisdom of God

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

THIS SCREAMS AT ME… (psalm 27)

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UNITY!!!

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LET’s GO RUNNING TO CHURCH

Week of Third Sunday After The Epiphany… 1/22/2017 *push*

PUT THOSE WORDS INTO ACTION… *push*

Almighty God, you sent your Son to proclaim your kingdom and to teach with authority.  Anoint us with the power of your Spirit, that we, too, may bring good news to the afflicted, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to the captive; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

PUT THOSE WORDS INTO ACTION…

I am very thankful that you are taking the time out of your schedule to read this…  I am also very thankful for the generosity of the people at my church… I am sure the food bank will love this donation…

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Again, this week… I am reading… I will post these readings later on in the week when I get them in the mail… (IF I WAIT THAT LONG)

*YOU COULD ALWAYS HEAR THESE READINGS IN PERSON

DIRECTIONS…

ANYWAY…

While I wait, I want to share with you some good news… (Holy Gospel)… Matthew is a Holy Gospel written the New Testament of our Holy Bible…

Matthew 4:12-23

Jesus Begins His Galilean Ministry

12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, He departed to Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:

15 “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles:
16 The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light,
And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death
Light has dawned.”

17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Four Fishermen Called as Disciples

18 And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.

21 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

Jesus Heals a Great Multitude

23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.

AWESOME… just AWESOME!!!

I, personally, find these writings amazing…

PUT THOSE WORDS INTO ACTION…

May I share with you scripture that I was reading this morning???

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*REMEMBER TO STOP BY THIS POST TO SEE SOME SCRIPTURES AND PERSONAL TESTIMONIES TO ENCOURAGE YOU ON YOUR WALK WITH CHRIST JESUS…

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1/17/2017 – BEAT THOSE BIRDS…

Today was AWESOME… I got up and went running.  My run was challenging this morning.  The last 100 yards I saw some GEESE FLYING above my head… YOU KNOW WHAT I DID???

I ran faster and BEAT THOSE BIRDS…

I was then THANKING GOD AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS AT THAT PARK…

THANK GOD I WAS ALL ALONE… My craziness probably would have scared people.

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1/19/2017 – FOR WISDOM SAKE!!!

I do not understand, my readings for church are arriving to late in the mail for me to prepare them… smh…

I did pick them up at the church office this morning and glanced over them… They truly are AWESOME!  I will share them with you later; however, as for now I want to share with you what I was reading this morning… MAY I???

In 1 Kings 3:5-12, King Soloman prays for wisdom…

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ALLDAY… EVERYDAY…

1/20/2017

PUT THOSE WORDS INTO ACTION…

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Second Sunday After The Epiphany… 1/15/2017 (REVISED) *push*

WISE MEN SEEK THE LORD… *push*

Lord God, you showed your glory and led many to faith by the works of your Son.  As he brought gladness and healing to his people, grant us these same gifts and lead us also to perfect faith in him, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Wise men seek the Lord…

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I had an AWESOME time at church last Sunday… So AWESOME, that I was moved to switch up my tradition of writing on The Week of The Second Sunday After The Epiphany on Tuesday; to sharing with you the Holy Gospel Today (Sunday)…

I also received a house blessing; however, I am going to put it in my car since I am on the move a lot… I think God understands. 🙂

20 + C + M + B + 17: Bless your home (in my case… my car)! Our homes are places of rest, places of hospitality, places of refreshment and love. At the beginning of each year Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Hershey encourages everyone to pray for God’s blessing on their homes. I want to share this information and blessing to my friends and family.

The glorious Feast of the Epiphany celebrates the coming of the wise men to the home of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. The blessing of homes around the time of this feast, at the beginning of the new year, expresses the blessing of Christ born for us, and loving us wherever we are, and especially blessing our homes.

ONTO THE HOLY GOSPEL…

The scriptures I would like to share with you are written in the New Testament of our Holy Bible

John 1:29-41

The Lamb of God

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ 31 I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water.”

32 And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. 33 I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.”

The First Disciples

35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!”

37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?”

They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?”

39 He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).

40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ).

AWESOME… just AWESOME…

Wise men seek the Lord…

How excited Andrew must have been.  He found what he was seeking!

THANK YOU GOD FOR WISDOM!!!

ALLDAY… EVERYDAY…

*BELOW – Testimonies & Scriptures I would like to share with you organized by date…

1/9/2017

Today was cool… Even-though it was below freezing, I still ran outside. It was AWESOME! Like every morning, I was reading from the Holy Bible… I want to share these scriptures with you… MAY I???

THEY ARE AWESOME!!!

WISE MEN STILL SEEK THE LORD…

PLEASE CLICK/PUSH

1/10/2017 – MY HOLY UNDERWEAR…

Today was cool… My church decided to help out a family in need in the community… We cleaned furniture that was taken out of the family’s home.  The home is to get new paint and new carpeting from our church.  This morning, I was seeking rags to use to help clean that furniture with… I WANTED TO USE SOME OLD BOXER SHORTS OF MINE THAT HAD A HOLE IN THEM… My Mom wouldn’t let me use my underwear…

MOM: No-one wants to see your underwear…

ME: YES… BUT, IT’S MY HOLY UNDERWEAR…

Needless to say, I didn’t bring ’em…

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1/11/2017

IT WAS ICY THIS MORNING

1/12/2017

I enjoy my time in silence… THIS PREPARES ME FOR A DAY FULL OF NOISE…

May I share with you what I was silently reading this morning?

(MATTHEW 13:24-30)

THAT PARABLE IN MATTHEW IS AWESOME…

Be a good example to those that do not believe in the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ…

HOPEFULLY, they will understand Jesus’s love for us…  TILL THEN… I AM GOING TO READ THAT PSALM. 🙂

1/14/2017

Today was cool… I got up so early to go bleach’n… IT ROCKED! That early time did not prevent me from reading about the Ten Commandments before…

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(JOHN 15:10)

I thought it was AWESOME for the people to see and hear lightning, thunder, and smoke from the Mountain in the book of Exodus in the Old Testament of our Holy Bible… (Moses knew)…

WISE MEN SEEK THE LORD…

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

 

Week of Second Sunday After The Epiphany… 1/15/2017 *push*

WISE MEN SEEK THE LORD… *push*

Lord God, you showed your glory and led many to faith by the works of your Son.  As he brought gladness and healing to his people, grant us these same gifts and lead us also to perfect faith in him, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Wise men seek the Lord…

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I had an AWESOME time at church today… So AWESOME, that I am moved to switch up my tradition of writing on The Week of The Second Sunday After The Epiphany on Tuesday; to sharing with you the Holy Gospel Today (Sunday)… I also received a house blessing; however, I am going to put it in my car since I am on the move a lot… I think God understands. 🙂

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20 + C + M + B + 17: Bless your home (in my case… my car)! Our homes are places of rest, places of hospitality, places of refreshment and love. At the beginning of each year Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Hershey encourages everyone to pray for God’s blessing on their homes. I want to share this information and blessing to my friends and family.

The glorious Feast of the Epiphany celebrates the coming of the wise men to the home of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. The blessing of homes around the time of this feast, at the beginning of the new year, expresses the blessing of Christ born for us, and loving us wherever we are, and especially blessing our homes.

ONTO THE HOLY GOSPEL…

The scriptures I would like to share with you are written in the New Testament of our Holy Bible

John 1:29-41

The Lamb of God

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ 31 I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water.”

32 And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. 33 I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.”

The First Disciples

35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!”

37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?”

They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?”

39 He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).

40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ).

AWESOME… just AWESOME…

Wise men seek the Lord…

How excited Andrew must have been.  He found what he was seeking!

THANK YOU GOD FOR WISDOM!!!

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ALLDAY… EVERYDAY…

1/9/2017

Today was cool… Even-though it was below freezing, I still ran outside. It was AWESOME! Like every morning, I was reading from the Holy Bible… I want to share these scriptures with you… MAY I???

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THEY ARE AWESOME!!!

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WISE MEN STILL SEEK THE LORD…

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PLEASE CLICK/PUSH

1/10/2017 – MY HOLY UNDERWEAR…

Today was cool… My church decided to help out a family in need in the community… We cleaned furniture that was taken out of the family’s home.  The home is to get new paint and new carpeting from our church.  This morning, I was seeking rags to use to help clean that furniture with… I WANTED TO USE SOME OLD BOXER SHORTS OF MINE THAT HAD A HOLE IN THEM… My Mom wouldn’t let me use my underwear…

MOM: No-one wants to see your underwear…

ME: YES… BUT, IT’S MY HOLY UNDERWEAR…

Needless to say, I didn’t bring ’em…

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*push/CLICK*

1/11/2017

IT WAS ICY THIS MORNING

1/12/2017

I enjoy my time in silence… THIS PREPARES ME FOR A DAY FULL OF NOISE…

May I share with you what I was silently reading this morning?

(MATTHEW 13:24-30)

THAT PARABLE IN MATTHEW IS AWESOME…

Be a good example to those that do not believe in the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ…

HOPEFULLY, they will understand Jesus’s love for us…  TILL THEN… I AM GOING TO READ THAT PSALM. 🙂

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Remembering The Baptism of Our Lord… 1/8/2017 *push* (REVISED)

MAKE WAY (just do it)… *push*

Father in heaven, at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan you proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit.  Make all who are baptized into Christ faithful in their calling to be your children and inheritors with him of everlasting life; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

MAKE WAY (just do it)…

May you always have the Joy of the Lord…

(Nehemiah 13:30-31Galatians 6:14-18)

I am truly excited… This week on the church calendar we celebrate the baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ… I am going to share with you the scriptures I will be reading this Sunday later on in this post…  (you are always welcome to hear those scriptures in person)

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IN THE MEANTIME…

I want to share with you the Holy Gospel accompanying those readings found in the “Lutheran Book of Worship” aka our Hymnal…

REMEMBER – THE HOLY GOSPEL ARE SCRIPTURES WRITTEN OF JESUS’s DISCIPLES FOUND IN THE NEW TESTAMENT OF OUR HOLY BIBLE.

Matthew 3:13-17

John Baptizes Jesus

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. 14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?”

15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.

16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

This is AWESOME… John was well aware that Jesus Christ is Lord… He felt unworthy of the task at hand.  I can imagine John’s thoughts at that time.  “Who am I to baptize the Lord?”

John illustrated faith… He had no idea that the Spirit of God from heaven was going to claim Jesus Christ as His beloved Son…

HOWEVER, JOHN DID WHAT WAS RIGHT… HE BAPTIZED OUR LORD…

To me, doing what is right brings joy and happiness… I pray that you, my beloved, find this joy and happiness.

That’s pretty hard thing to do in a world full of temptation; however, to mimic one of NIKE’s slogans… JUST DO IT…

(Jeremiah 17:9-10Luke 11:2-4)

I HAVE FAITH THAT THIS WILL BRING YOU JOY AND HAPPINESS…🙂

Remember, please visit this post throughout your week for my encouragement on your own personal walk with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior… Blessings!!!

THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY!!!

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1/4/2017

I had something really cool happen to me this morning on my way to the gym to workout…  MAY I SHARE THIS WITH YOU???

I went to apply for a part-time job at HR BLOCK that is located right next to the gym I was at… A VOICE FROM HEAVEN REMINDED ME TO SHARE WITH YOU A STORY OF SOMEONE ELSE WHO WAS A TAX COLLECTOR…

Matthew 9 – The Voice (VOICE)

He got back in the boat, crossed the sea, and returned to His own town. When He got there, some men approached Him carrying a mat. On the mat was another man, a paralytic. The men evidently believed that Jesus could heal the paralytic, and Jesus saw their faith, how much faith they had in His authority and power.

Jesus: Rest assured, My son; your sins are forgiven.

Now some scribes and teachers of the law had been watching this whole scene.

Scribes and Teachers (to themselves): This man is blaspheming!

Though they had only spoken in low whispers among themselves, Jesus knew their thoughts.

Jesus: Why do you hold such hardness and wickedness in your hearts? Look, is it easier to say, “Your sins are forgiven,” or “Get up and walk”? To make clear that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins (turning to the paralytic man on the mat), Get up, pick up your mat, and go home.

And the man did. When the crowd saw this, they were amazed, even a little scared, and they praised God who had given humans the authority to do such miraculous things.

Later Jesus was walking along and He saw a man named Matthew sitting in the tax collector’s office.

Jesus (to Matthew): Follow Me.

Matthew got up and followed Him.

1/5/2017

Today, I noticed gasoline per gallon went up in price…

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1/6/2017

Today is my Mom’s Birthday… It is also recognized in the church calendar as the Epiphany of the Lord… What do you think this means?

Epiphany (/ɪˈpɪfəni/ ə-piff-ə-nee), also Theophany[1] or Three Kings’ Day,  is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God in his Son as human in Jesus Christ. In Western Christianity, the feast commemorates principally (but not solely) the visit of the Magi to the Christ child, and thus Jesus’ physical manifestation to the Gentiles. Moreover, the feast of the Epiphany, in some Western Christian denominations, also initiates the liturgical season of Epiphanytide. Eastern Christians, on the other hand, commemorate the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, seen as his manifestation to the world as the Son of God…

To me… I agree with Peter in the second Lesson I will be reading at church…

1/7/2017 – 

Acts 10:34-43

34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. 35 But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. 36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all— 37 that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. 39 And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they[a] killed by hanging on a tree. 40 Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, 41 not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. 42 And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. 43 To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”

AWESOME… HUH???

LET’s GO2 CHURCH