Monday, January 31, 2011

ONLY BY GRACE

My Prayers for you today that God's Grace be upon you and your family.
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- (Ephesians 2:8 NIV)"

Sunday, January 30, 2011

THE POWER OF LEADERSHIP

A SERMON
MY PRAYERS FOR YOU TODAY:

MAY THE LORD  JESUS  CHRIST PROVIDE  YOU  WITH   ALL THE  WISDOM  INTO  
GOD'S KINGDOM!  God is Love 1John 4:16 
2 Samuel 11:1-27 NIV

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Christ is Our Peace

The Love of Peace

God is Love 1John 4:16


"Christ is our peace"  Sister Theodora Ansam Nasser, Iraq

The World Council of Churches (WCC) promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world. An ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, today the WCC brings together 349 Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and other churches representing more than 560 million Christians in over 110 countries, and works cooperatively with the Roman Catholic Church. The WCC general secretary is the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, from the [Lutheran] Church of Norway.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

God's Beautiful Creation
















God Is Love, 1John 4:16

From our God to you

Jesus the Christ Love's YOU!

The Holy Spirit of the Living God will Help you in Everything

Monday, January 24, 2011

Today's Prayer

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketLord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love;  where there is injury, pardon where there is doubt, faith;  where there is despair, hope;  where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love.  For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;  and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
The prayer of St. Francis

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Encouraging One Another

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Ephesian 4:29 KJV


God is Love 1John 4:16

Friday, January 21, 2011

Receive Today the Peace that Only Comes from Christ Jesus

Jesus spoke to His people  “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.  Remember what I told you: I am going away, but I will come back to you again. If you really loved me, you would be happy that I am going to the Father, who is greater than I am. I have told you these things before they happen so that when they do happen, you will believe.

“I don’t have much more time to talk to you, because the ruler of this world approaches. He has no power over me,  but I will do what the Father requires of me, so that the world will know that I love the Father. Come, let’s be going. John 14:27-31NLT

God is Love 1John 4:16

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What Chasm Are We Building to Keep Others Out ?

The word Chasm (KAZ-um) noun
1. A deep hole; gorge.
2. A sudden interruption, discontinuity.
3. A difference of ideas, beliefs, or opinions.
[Latin chasma from Greek khasma.]

"Today all of us do, by our presence here, and by our celebrations in other parts of our country and the world, confer glory and hope to newborn liberty. ... The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasm that divides us has come." Nelson Mandela, Let Freedom Reign, Presidential Inaugural Address, Pretoria, South Africa, May 10, 1994.

‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.  And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores.  The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham.

The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side.

Rich man answered:  He called out, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.”

Father Abraham answered:  But Abraham said, “Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony.  Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.”

Rich man answered:   He said, “Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father’s house— for I have five brothers—that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.”

Father Abraham answered:  Abraham replied, “They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.”

Rich man answered:   He said, “No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.”

Father Abraham answered:   He said to him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” ’ Luke 16:19-31NRSV

God is Love 1John 4:16

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

EIGHT DAYS OF PRAYERS

by the National Council of the Churches of Christ

 The themes of the eight days
There is a journey of faith that can be discerned in the themes of the eight days. From its first beginnings in the upper room, the early Christian community experiences the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, enabling it to grow in faith and unity, in prayer and in action, so that it truly becomes a community of the Resurrection, united with Christ in his victory over all that divides us from each other and from him. The church in Jerusalem then itself becomes a beacon of hope, a foretaste of the heavenly Jerusalem, called to reconcile not just our churches but all peoples. This journey is guided by the Holy Spirit, who brings the early Christians to the knowledge of the truth about Jesus Christ, and who fills the early Church with signs and wonders, to the amazement of many. As they continue their journey, the Christians of Jerusalem gather with devotion to listen to the Word of God set forth in the apostles’ teaching, and come together in fellowship to celebrate their faith in sacrament and prayer. Filled with the power and hope of the Resurrection, the community celebrates its certain victory over sin and death, so that it has the courage and vision to be itself a tool of reconciliation, inspiring and challenging all people to overcome the divisions and injustice that oppress them.


Day 1 sets forth the background to the mother church of Jerusalem, making clear its continuity with the church throughout the world today. It reminds us of the courage of the early church as it boldly witnessed to the truth, just as we today need to work for justice in Jerusalem, and in the rest of the world.

Day 2 recalls that the first community united at Pentecost contained within itself many diverse origins, just as the church in Jerusalem today represents a rich diversity of Christian traditions. Our challenge today is to achieve greater visible unity in ways that embrace our differences and traditions.

Day 3 looks at the first essential element of unity; the Word of God delivered through the teaching of the apostles. The church in Jerusalem reminds us that, whatever our divisions, these teachings urge us to devote ourselves in love to each other, and in faithfulness to the one body which is the church.

Day 4 emphasises Sharing as the second expression of unity. Just as the early Christians held all things in common, the Church in Jerusalem calls upon all brothers and sisters in the church to share goods and burdens with glad and generous hearts, so that nobody stays in need.

Day 5 expresses the third element of unity; the Breaking of the Bread, which joins us in hope. Our unity goes beyond Holy Communion; it must include a right attitude towards ethical living, the human person and the whole community. The Jerusalem church urges Christians to unite in “the breaking of bread” today, because a divided church cannot speak out with authority on issues of Justice and Peace.

Day 6 presents the fourth mark of unity; with the church in Jerusalem, we draw strength from spending time in prayer. Specifically, the Lord’s Prayer calls all of us in Jerusalem and throughout the world, the weak and the mighty, to work together for justice, peace and unity that God’s Kingdom may come.

Day 7 takes us beyond the four elements of unity, as the Jerusalem church joyfully proclaims the Resurrection even while it bears the pain of the Cross. The Resurrection of Jesus is for Christians in Jerusalem today hope and strength that enables them to remain constant in their witness, working for freedom and peace in the City of Peace.

Day 8 concludes the journey with a call from the Jerusalem churches to the wider service of reconciliation. Even if Christians achieve unity among themselves, their work is not done, for they need to reconcile themselves with others. In the Jerusalem context this means Palestinian and Israeli; in other communities, Christians are challenged to seek justice and reconciliation in their own context.

The theme of each day has therefore been chosen not only to recall for us of the history of the early church, but also to bring to mind the experiences of Christians in Jerusalem today, and to invite us all to reflect upon how we may bring that experience into the lives of our local Christian communities. During this journey of eight days, the Christians of Jerusalem invite us to proclaim and bear witness that Unity - in its fullest sense of faithfulness to the Apostles’ teachings and fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and the prayers - will enable us together to overcome evil, not just in Jerusalem, but throughout the world. 

God is Love 1John 4:16

Monday, January 17, 2011

THE FREEDOM THAT GOD PROVIDED FOR ALL HUMAN


God have given to all human freedom.  Reverend Doctor Jesus Christ, the High Priest came to remind the oppressor that God’s Kingdom are for people to use their God given gifts to grow and to live holy according to His principles.  Rev. Dr. Jesus is the Prince of Peace.


God is Love 1John 4:16

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Peace to Jerusalem January 16th 2011

by NCC -the National Council of the Churches of Christ-Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2011
Four elements of unity
The 2011 prayers for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by Christians in Jerusalem, who chose as a theme Acts 2:42, ‘They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.’ This theme is a call back to the origins of the first church in Jerusalem; it is a call for inspiration and renewal, a return to the essentials of the faith; it is a call to remember the time when the church was still one. Within this theme four elements are presented which were marks of the early Christian community, and which are essential to the life of the Christian Community wherever it exists.
  1. Firstly, the Word was passed on by the apostles.
  2. Secondly, fellowship (koinonia) was an important mark of the early believers whenever they met together.
  3. A third mark of the early Church was the celebration of the Eucharist (the ‘breaking of the bread’), remembering the New Covenant which Jesus has enacted in his suffering, death and resurrection.
  4. The fourth aspect is the offering of constant prayer. These four elements are the pillars of the life of the church, and of its unity.
The Christian Community in the Holy Land wishes to give prominence to these basic essentials as it raises its prayers to God for the unity and vitality of the church throughout the world. The Christians of Jerusalem invite their sisters and brothers around the world to join them in prayer as they struggle for Justice, Peace and Prosperity for all people of the land.

God is Love 1John 4:16

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Words of True LOVE

My prayers for you this day, that you help each other in all area of ministers as onto the Lord Jesus, because Jesus die on the cross for all people.  
"And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and strengthened them.  Acts 15:32NKJV"

God is Love 1John 4:16

Friday, January 14, 2011

Exhort One Another

My prayers for you today  "not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as ye see the Day approaching". Hebrews 10:25


God is Love 1John 4:16

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Encouraging Words for the Wise

The mouth of the [uncompromisingly] righteous man is a well of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. Proverbs 10:11 AMP

God is Love 1John 4:16

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Words To Uplift You Up In The Lord Jesus

So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. Isaiah 59:19 KJV

God is Love 1John 4:16

Sunday, January 9, 2011

THE GOSPEL-THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST

My Prayers for you this New Year that you will get to know God, Jesus the Christ and the Holy Spirit of God this year.  God Bless you always.  The gospel is the message of the Life, Death and the Resurrection of Jesus. In the Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John in the New Testament tell us the Life of Jesus the Christ.
The Gospel is the Good News that God send His Son to save the World from their Sins. Read the story of Jesus life in the Gospels according to Matthew, Mark , Luke and John in the New Testament. If you do not have a Bible with you go online to http://www.biblegateway.com/ and read about this wonderful Man of God that came to save the world from their sins.
God is Love 1John 4:16

Friday, January 7, 2011

Praise God For All the Children

Now they were also bringing [even] babies to Him that He might touch them, and when the disciples noticed it, they reproved them.

But Jesus called them the parents] to Him, saying, Allow the little children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for to such [as these] belongs the kingdom of God. Truly I say to you, whoever does not accept and receive and welcome the kingdom of God like a little child [does] shall not in any way enter it [at all].Luke 18:15-18 AMP 
 1John 4:16
Exultate, Album Peace, 2010. Solo Ben Philips
There's a light upon the mountains and the day is at the spring
When our eyes shall see the wonder and the glory it will bring
Et laudate Domino in laetitia (And praise the Lord in joyfulness)
Et cantate Domino gloria (And sing 'Glory' to the Lord)
Saecula et saeculorum, Alleluia! (Through endless ages, Alleluia.)
Hark, we hear a distant music and it comes with fuller swell
'tis the glorious song of heaven and our fears it will dispel

Exsultate Domino omnis populi Alleluia (Rejoice in the Lord, all nations, Alleluia)
Jubilate Domino omnis terra, Alleluia! (Be joyful in the Lord, all the earth, Alleluia)
Angeli et archangeli, (Angels and archangels)
Psallite et laudate (Sing out and give praise)
In hymnis et psalmis et canticis! (in hymns, in psalms, and in songs)
We hear a distant music -- it comes with fuller swell
For the angels here are human, not the shining hosts above
For the drumbeats of the army are the heartbeats of our love
 1John 4:16




Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Look to Jesus In ALL Things

My prayers for the New Year are that your focus will be on Christ. Let it be that each moment of your life your eyes and heart were turned onto Jesus Christ for all things. Because without Christ we are unable to do any good work for His glory. I also pray that you will continue to study the Word of God every day. I pray that God will give you understanding into all His revelation. May the Love and Grace of God and the Peace of Jesus Christ be with you with the Communion of the Holy Spirit. Amen !

Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it.  But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it. (Matthew 7:13-14 AMP)

God is Love 1John 4:16

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Love of the Lord Jesus Christ


I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth Psalm 121:1-2 KJV


God is Love 1John 4:16

Monday, January 3, 2011

Be At Peace

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27KJV

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketDo not look forward in fear to the changes of life; rather look to them with full hope that as they arise, God, whose very own you are, will lead you safely through all things; and when you cannot stand it, God will carry you in his arms.


Do not fear what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you then and every day. He will either shield you from suffering, or will give you unfailing strength to bear it, be at peace and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations. by St Francis de Sales

God is Love 1John 4:16

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year 2011 Church Bombing

Prayers for all Christians around the world - Prayers for the Christians who die entering the New Year Church Service in Egypt Coptic Church. World Briefing- Middle East Egypt: 7 Die in Coptic Church Explosion By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS-Published: December 31, 2010

My prayers are that our Lord Jesus the Christ comforts your people. I am praying for your people to pray to our Lord Jesus Christ and God. The Love of our Father God and the Peace of Jesus Christ be with your people during this difficult time.
An explosion went off in front of a Coptic Christian church as worshipers emerged from a New Year’s Mass in the northern port city of Alexandria early Saturday, killing at least 7 people and wounding 24, officials said. After the blast, enraged Christians emerging from the church clashed with police officers and stormed a nearby mosque, prompting fights and volleys of stone throwing with Muslims, the police and witnesses said — a sign of the sectarian anger that has been arising with greater frequency in Egypt. Nearly 1,000 Christians were at the Mass at the Saints Church, said Father Mena Adel. The service had just ended, and worshipers were leaving the building when the blast went off, about a half hour after midnight.

The Peace of Christ Jesus Hold you at the moment and time
God is Love 1John 4:16