Wednesday, April 18, 2018

JUST THE BEGINNING


 
 
 

JUST THE  BEGINNING ©
Words and Music by Robert R. Moon arranged by James Valle 9/95


 
Verse 1

Though I have entered through an open door,

Don’t think that you won’t see me anymore,

It’s in your heart I will remain,

Until we’re together once again,

 

Chorus 

It’s not the ending, just the beginning,

All is so new to me at last I’m truly free.

My soul is filled with joy

That I’ve not know before,

And just to think I will live forever more.

 

Verse 2 

It’s not the time to feel remorse,

Thinking I should have done so much more.

Nothing can be done to change the past,

Though we’re apart, our love will always last.

Beyond the vale of tears

Not counting time in years,

The race is won at last, forget the past, - -

- -  At last I’m free.

Until you join me here, your memory is dear,

And just to think we will live for evermore.

 

Chorus 

It’s not the ending, just the beginning,

All is so new to me at last I’m truly free.

My soul is filled with joy

That I’ve not know before,

And just to think I will live forever more.
 
It’s not the ending, just the beginning

 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

COULD IT BE?


In My Life There are So Many Questions - - Could it Be?
  
COULD IT BE?  ©
Words and Music by Robert R. Moon arranged by James Valle 9/95

 
Verse 1

Could it Be, That God could ever love me?

Could it Be, His mercy is that wide?

Could it Be, that Jesus went to Calvary?

Could it Be, it was for me He died?

 

Verse 2

Why Should I, reject Him any longer?

Why Should I, be foolish anymore?

Why Should I, deny myself eternal life?

Why Should I, miss heavens open door?

 

Chorus

In my life, there are so many questions,

The answers are sometimes hard to find,

But in the Word of God it’s written just for me,

Words of comfort, words of joy and victory.

 

Verse 3

Is it True, now that Jesus saved me?

Is it True, I now belong to the King

Is it True, I can stand complete in Him?

Is it True, I have a song to sing?

 

Verse 4

I have found, the answer to my questions,

I have found, that Jesus died for me

I have found, that heaven is my final home

I have found, I need to search no more.

 

Chorus

In my life, there are so many questions,

The answers are sometimes hard to find,

But in the Word of God it’s written just for me,

Words of comfort, words of joy and victory.
 

Words of comfort, words of joy and victory

 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Growth as a New Believer by guest Justin King

I took notes and present a digested sermon by our guest speaker Justin King

We Grow as More Light Comes through Study and Relationship with God
 
 
As a new babe in Christ there are various patterns of growth.  Some are still fighting battles they are finding it difficult to win. 
 
Know that Salvation is often in steps.  I was saved when I came to Jesus, I am being saved as I follow Christ, and finally I will be saved when I meet him in heaven.

There are physiological wars in the minds of many Christians.  The reason many are not where they are supposed to be is unconfessed sin still hanging on and they are in denial.  1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

If we admit that we have a need, confess and know if we ask; God does forgive and cleanse us.

Our flesh tries to be dominate, and Jesus should be first in our life as we are led by the Holy Spirit.

We wonder why “church” isn’t functioning as it should.  The reason is our walk must be examined and changes made.  What we say must reflect on how we live. 

If not we need to back up and renew our mind with God’s Word.  Study and learn what God expects of you.  Make a decision to walk with Jesus. 

The stress of life can hinder us when we fail to trust God and listen to the Holy Spirit as He speaks to us. 

I Thessalonians 5:5   You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.  19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies. 21 Test all things; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.

How do you call yourself?  Be that person.  When we are proud and boastful, allow God to show us how to be humble.

We wonder why miracles aren’t happening.  We must draw closer to Jesus and walk holy before him.  When God does the work it will happen and remain.  When man uses psychology or the power of suggestion it will fail.

Our relationship with God will bring results.  Paul said, “Fast and pray” to get the flesh and the “old man” under.

Identify who Christ is IN you.  Your position with Christ is you are seated with Him in heavenly places.

We are not effective if the Holy Spirit is lacking in our lives.  Know who you are IN Christ.  Confess with your mouth, “I am worthy, I am holy, I am the righteousness of Christ, I am full of Love, faith, peace and Joy.  Confess and possess.

Obedience to what we know and how we allow the Holy spirit to guide us is important.

God is rich in mercy and He loves us so much.  It is by His favor that we are saved as we trust in Christ to maintain our walk.

We can let shame and guilt block our walk with God.  Realize that the blood of Jesus covers and removes guilt and shame. 

God designed us to have fellowship with Him.  Allow God to reveal to you and make you aware of areas that need the Holy Spirit to touch and make you whole.

God is not finished with you yet, so let him continue to reveal Himself to you.

 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Strength Come



There I was working on my lesson for Wednesday and my black ink ran dry.  I needed to print the hand outs for our prayer meeting the next day; and as I went to change the ink in my computer, all I had was colored ink and no black.  What to do?  So I loaded up my dogs and we drove to Wal-Mart as they now sell ink.

While shopping, I noticed a young Asian couple and the wife was carrying their baby. Suddenly she began to buckle up and fall, as the gentleman grabbed the baby. A woman near by, took the child from him so he could attend to his wife on the floor.

I stopped to watch and really didn't gather all my wits about me except - - - I slowly and quietly moved over to where she lay, and placed my hand on her bended knee, and spoke; "Strength Come." 

Soon she was able to sit but I told her husband not to get her up too quick because she needed some time to recover herself and rest a bit. 

Then I went on.  Now pay attention for this is a lesson for you on how our Enemy comes to bring condemnation telling you that you did not do enough, and you could have done more. - -

While I was driving home, Satan, planted thoughts in my mind: "She needed something to eat and you had soda crackers in your purse, saved from last time you had soup with Ruby.  You should have seen that she got a drink of water." 

That was true, I did have crackers in my purse, but at the time they were far from my mind, and I did not consider giving her water at the time.

Yes, all that was true, but even though the devil is a liar, he can use truth to beat you over the head. 

I did NOT need to repent, because I did what I was led to do at the time, and I believe I did the right thing. So I am at peace. However, I do trust she is doing okay now.