This Week's Prayer and Meditation Hymn:
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The sound file is looped.
1. This is a short selection which serves as a call to prayer.
Before the song plays, make remarks about the importance of prayer and the power of prayer in our lives. Ask participants to center their attention on matters of the heart and seek the Holy Spirit as we pray.
2. Let the song play. The verse will repeat three times. As the song plays, read Psalm 116:1-19 together. Let the song end.
3. After the reading, when the song restarts, sing together.
4. Prayer and Meditation.
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Jesus Taught Us...
...That there is evil in the world, but He didn't dwell on it.
Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly.
"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10
He chose the twelve disciples so that we could hear the good news from many different perspectives. The apostles who preached and wrote the books of the
New Testament wrote from different perspectives as well.
We should not declare one Gospel message as superior to the others. The Four Gospels teach us, in the broader sense, that these eyewitnesses wrote
the same message, described the same story of the life of Jesus Christ,
but spoke to us from four different perspectives.
So many teachers of our present day, actually take the time to critique the good news preached from a different perspective. This needs to stop. The Bible says
"he that hath an ear, let him hear..." The Holy Spirit is the same yesterday, today,
and tomorrow. The Spirit will give us the interpretation of the message
or the Spirit will block our hearts from the message which is not
sound doctrine. Trust the Holy Spirit. We should make no attempt to do the work
of the Holy Spirit ourselves. That is not our place.
Whether you preach a ministry of encouragement and hope, preach a ministry of conviction of the soul, preach a ministry of action and service,
preach a ministry of the faith of a mustard seed moving mountains,
preach a ministry of holiness, or preach a ministry of worshipping in spirit and truth, remember what the Bible taught us: "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."
I have not taken the time to break down exactly what amount of the red letter words
of Jesus tell of evil in the world. Yes, He warned us of the dangers and the wiles
of the enemy. But I truly believe that the majority of the red letter text of the Bible
talks of the Kingdom of Heaven and how to prepare ourselves for The Way
ahead of us. The parables of Jesus Christ taught about how to love our neighbors,
how to treat our brothers and sisters, how to please God,
and how to increase our faith and our works of faith.
Even when talking about His own passion, death, and resurrection, He used very few words other than saying that there will be suffering. The disciples had no idea of the extent of the suffering or the details and time frame of the trial and crucifixion.
Jesus spoke of the suffering, but He didn't dwell on it.
What I get from this is not to dwell on the evil that exists. Know that evil is out there, and false teachers are out there. Instead of pondering evil and false teachers,
we can spend our time studying the words of scripture.
Then, trust God who sent the Holy Spirit to lead us in the path that HE wants us to go.
Last Week's Prayer and Meditation Hymn:
We Are One Body of Christ
"Spiritual Food for Thought"
(Topic Number 10)
Reigniting the Faith!
The sound file is looped.
1. As the song plays the first time, (During Verse 1)
make remarks about the fact that we must maintain our faith during these troubled times. Emphasize that as we keep the faith
God is our refuge and strength. Keep our hearts uplifted toward heaven. Because at the end of our journey, God will wipe our tears away and our hearts will rejoice in the Day of Jesus Christ.
2. As the song continues, (During Verses 2 - 3) Read Psalm 126 and Philippians 1:2-6. Let the song end.
3. When the song restarts, sing Verses 1 - 3 together.
4. Prayer and Meditation.
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