Archive for November, 2010

Thank you Lord -” O’ Give Thanks unto the Lord” Psalm 107:1

“ O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever”. Psalm 107:1 

“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so” .Psalm 107:2a 

 “Oh, that men would praise  the Lord for His goodness and loving-kindness and His wonderful works to the children of men! Ps. 107:21

 “And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving and rehearse His deeds with shouts of joy and singing! Ps 107: 22

 Remember to give thanks unto the Lord for all that He has done.

Think about His Goodness to you…… He has allowed you to see another day.

He has protected you from dangers seen and unseen. He has….

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Almighty and Everlasting God,

How can I begin to thank You for Your abundant blessings? Never, could I repay the gift of life! The Blessings which flow freely from you are numerous. You  are such a generous God. Thanks for the abundant love and blessings You give. Lord, I offer my heartfelt thanks for Your gifts, both physical and spiritual. Thank You for awakening my heart and spirit to the awareness of Your presence. Lord, because of You life has meaning, and I filled with hope formed with purpose , and brimming with potential. In gratitude, I offer my life anew.  Amen. Rev Chestina Mitchell Archibald.  

Rev. Archibald reflected on Psalms 118:1   in writing this prayer.

Thinks about His Goodness. Write a  prayer of thanks.

Let’s keep our eyes open wide so we and others can see all the great blessings and things we have to be thankful for. 

Linda Fegins 2010

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I Know a Real Life Missionary- Pray for Missionaries by Linda Fegins

Minetta Hare is in the yellow cap with blue cape out front.

Many of us may have an outdated stereotyped mindset about missionaries such as the image of the old colonialist type or the Catholic nun dressed in long dark clothing. However,  modern day missionaries do not fit into  a specific category . The one common factor they all must have in common is love for God’s people, and a mindset that is obedient to God’s command and their call to “Go” throughout the earth to deliver a word and to help the oppressed, downtrodden  and the lost.

For over 25 years I have known a woman of purpose, Missionary Minetta Hare. While she is an entrepreneur, and a “wanna be” comedian, her calling and passion is to serve God’s people as a missionary/ evangelist. She has traveled throughout Africa and Jamaica to heed the “Macedonian Call” where people need help. Minetta unashamedly states she is “called to make a difference in lives of others around the world” and knew this since she was a child. She is “dedicated and committed with great passion to her purpose in life to preach and teach Christ”.

She is the visionary for Children of Hope International. On November 4, 2010 for the 5th time this year she is traveling on  a mission tour  to bring medical supplies, clothes ,hope and a Word from God to those in need. On November 4th she will travel to South Africa, Botswana and Ghana. She needs partners of Hope to help raise funds to purchase the necessary medical supplies and materials for the upcoming mission tours. Her goal is to provide food, clothing, medicines and spiritual enrichment to orphans and abandoned children around the world. If you want more information or to partner with her, see her on Facebook or go to www.fawmissions.com.

On August 8 through August 19, 2010 she traveled to Ghana, West Africa to answer the call for help those who live in the midst of hopelessness, and despair. She needed to $10,000 to conduct a medical clinic, distribute free medicines, buy back the freedom of several enslaved children, clothe and feed them, provide shelter and food and most of all share the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  In 2009, her mission team served over 600 children including their families.

She has conducted an entrepreneurial training seminar for single mothers in Africa. The team introduced the new project and product – filtered water packs. This project will give the women an opportunity to earn a living and to provide for themselves and their children.

 Missionaries need our prayers to carry out the “Great Commission” that the Lord spoke of in Matthew 28:19-20 to enable them to evangelize the world as well as our homes and cities. The evangelization of the world depends upon prayer.  ‘Missionaries are like soldiers on the front line of a fierce battle”, states one prayer warrior Heather Kaiser who has designed a prayer card for Missionaries and their families. So how or what should we pray for missionaries? Pray that:

  • He/she will minister without hindrances. Pray for protection, health, wisdom and protection.  Pray for the work God has called her /him to do throughout the nations.
  •  God will grant him/her good health and protect them from evil men and physical danger.
  • God will give him/her a wide door of opportunity to preach the Word and to free by the power of Your Word and the Holy Spirit those who are oppressed, depressed and lost.
  • Deliverance from the attack of the enemy and from physical, emotional and spiritual harm. (Rom 13:31)
  •  Jehovah Nissi will go before the team and prepare the hearts of those who will hear the Word and receive the medical help.  Let there be effective communication between those who minister and those who are ministered to. Provide clear language interpretation for all.
  • Pray that souls will be saved, men and women will be discipled and that spiritual growth will occur. Pray that he/she will make disciples who also can teach others to expand the kingdom.
  • Wisdom, divine revelation of God’s Word and sound judgment is exercised by him/her and the team.
  • The families of him/her and the others are at peace and comforted to know God has the team in his loving care.
  • Pray for his/her health and deliverance from disease.
  • Pray for more workers. Ask God to send more workers to help him/her to serve in the location.
  • Pray for fruitfulness.  Pray that he/she will bear much fruit from their labors for the Kingdom. (Gal 6:9; Col1:10).
  • Pray for financial support and resources to carry out the mission. Pray that the Lord will supply his/her financial needs. Touch the hearts of others to contribute before they are asked.
  • Pray for government stability and acceptance of the missionary.
  • Pray for marriages and the children of missionaries who must adapt to his/her calling. Numerous separations can be trying. Children can become rebellious and resentful.

  by Linda Fegins, Nov 3, 2010, The Prayer Leader, http://ladyofprayer.com

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10 Bible Verses Every Small Business Owner Needs by Melinda Emerson

10 Bible Verses Every Small Business Owner Needs

As a Christian and a family focused entrepreneur, I believe that faith is a key ingredient in small business success.  In this current economy, the people of God must remember that if you honor God through your business he will direct your path.

Each year, I pick a bible verse as my theme for the New Year.  As I considered which bible verse would guide me in 2010, I thought it would be helpful to share some of my favorites. Use these bible verses in the good and tough times in your small business.

1. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) Learn something every day.  If you only lean on your own knowledge in your business, you will not be able to grow.  You must grow yourself to grow your business

2. “Behold, I am doing something new! It’s already happening; don’t you recognize it? I will clear a way in the desert. I will make rivers on dry land.”  Isaiah 43:19 (GOD’S WORD® Translation) Sometimes your business will need to move as the market pulls you in a different direction. You might need to reinvent your business, and you should not be afraid. God’s always got your back.

3.”Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6 (NIV) One of the most important things you can do for your business is to pray every day.

4. “Faith without works is dead.” James 2:26 (KJV) You can’t just pray for success. Develop a plan and work your plan. If you can do something about your situation, then do it. Stop making excuses, stop procrastinating, and do it!

5. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NIV) There will be contracts that you really need that you will not win. There will be days when you drop the ball on your customer service, but you can not let that define you or your business. You will get another opportunity and even if you don’t, God is with you always.

6. “As I think in my heart, so am I.” Proverbs 23:7 (NKJV) Your thoughts can be your number #1 asset or your biggest liability. When you are alone in your office or back bedroom, your thoughts can easily turn on you. Your ability to stay positive, learn from all experiences and shake off mistakes quickly will be a big asset to you and your business.

7. “God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) Making decisions in your small business based on fear is never helpful. For that matter making decisions in anger is not good either. Try hard not to be reactionary with clients, vendors or employees. Use factual information and up-to date financials to make sound business decisions.

8. “But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day.” Habakkuk 2:3 (TLB) You need to understand that God’s time is not your time. There may come a time in your business when you just know you have a contract, one that you really need and things fall through. Those are the times when you need to trust in the Lord the most. When we accept God’s timing, we can learn to live in hope and enjoy our lives while God is working on our problems.

9. “Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding;” Proverbs 3:13 (NIV) You need to be a life long learner in order to be successful in business.  You should constantly seek to improve yourself and increase your knowledge about the business of running a business.

10. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV) This is my new bible verse for 2010. It came to me watching a college football game. I believe I was only watching the game to see it.

Remember, whether you are religious or not you can always pray about your business.

Special Shout out to Joyce Meyer Ministries for her book The Secret Power of Speaking God’s Word which gave me guidance for this post and to Pastor F.L. Anderson who gave me some biblical wisdom for this article. Read his blog http://www.FLAnderson.com.

Do you have a special bible verse that has helped you in your business? Please leave a comment and tell me about it.

Melinda Emerson “SmallBizLady“, is a Veteran Entrepreneur, Small Business Expert and Social Media Coach who hosts #Smallbizchat on Twitter. #Smallbizchat is the trusted resource on Twitter to discuss everything entrepreneurs need to know about launching and running a profitable small business. Melinda’s first book, Become Your Own Boss in 12 months. A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business that Works will be released by Adams Media in March 2010.

For more tips on how to start or grow your small business visit http://succeedasyourowboss.com and subscribe to Melinda Emerson’s blog.

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Praising God for His Goodness Using His Attributes the Month of November

Let the People Unite IN  PRAISING AND WORSHIPING CHRIST AND IN PRAYING FOR HIS LORDSHIP IN EVERY PERSON, PLACE AND SITUATION IN OUR NATION 

How: Worshiping Christ and Praying for His Rule/Presence Using 153 of His Names and Attributes 

WHAT WE ARE PROPOSING WITH THESE NAMES AND ATTRIBUTES OF CHRIST

There are 153 names and attributes of Christ for which we will be praying and worshipping from now until the end of the year. (one for each day August 1 – December 31, 2010), The names and attributes of God are meant to be a “Portrait of Christ”, from the Old and New Testaments.    At this crucial time in history, He alone is our hope.  Man’s best plans and resources are grossly inadequate to overcome the challenges and needs of the Church and all people.    

HOW EVERY CHRISTIAN CAN “FIX OUR EYES UPON JESUS” TOGETHER

1. Read the Scripture passage of the day a couple times and freshly devote ourselves to following Christ.

2. Worship Christ throughout each day according to His name/attribute of the day (be filled with awe and praise of His greatness and glory).

3. Pray continually (according to His name/attribute of the day) that Christ will rule in EVERY part of your life, in EVERY other person and situation He brings into your life throughout the day, and in EVERY person, place and situation that affects our nation. 

What will God do if multitudes of believers saturate our spheres of influence with continuous worship of His beloved Son during the upc0ming 153 days?  What will God do in countless homes, churches, workplaces, schools, youth groups, local and national leaders, natural and manmade crises, the economy, and much more, if we fervently invite Christ to rule and reign in the authority of His names and attributes?   May we be desperate for the manifest presence of Christ.

 Praise Him and think of His Goodness throughout the month of November and alway.

 

ONE AND ONLY SON

November 1 John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.”

 

 

LIVING WATER

November 2 John 4:9-15 The Samaritan woman said to Him (Jesus), “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman.  How can you ask me for a drink?”  (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)  Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked Him and He would have given you living water.”  “Sir”, the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep.  Where can you get this living water?  Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?”  Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst.  Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”  The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to drink water.”

 

MESSIAH (CALLED CHRIST)

November 3 John 4:21-26 Jesus declared (to the Samaritan woman) “Believe Me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.  You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.  Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.  God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”  The woman said, “I know that Messiah”(called Christ) “is coming.  When He comes, He will explain everything to us.”  Then Jesus declared, “I who speak to you am He.”

THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD

November 4 John 4:39-42 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in Him (Jesus) because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did” (said the woman).  So when the Samaritans came to Him, they urged Him to stay with them, and He stayed two days.  And because of His words many more became believers.  They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”

THE BREAD OF LIFE

November 5 John 6:25-27, 48-56 When they (the disciples) found Him (Jesus) on the other side of the lake, they asked Him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”  Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, you are looking for Me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill.  Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.  On Him God the Father has placed His seal of approval….”I am the bread of life.  Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.  But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die.  I am the living bread that came down from heaven.  If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever.  This bread is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”  Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?”  Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.  Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.  For My flesh is real food and My blood is real drink.  Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood remains in Me, and I in him.”

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

November 6 John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

 

I AM

November 7 John 8:57-58 Jesus replied (to the Jews), “If I glorify Myself, My glory means nothing.  My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies Me.  Though you do not know Him, I know Him.  If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know Him and keep His word.  Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing My day; he saw it and was glad.”  “You are not yet fifty years old,” the Jews said to Him, “and you have seen Abraham!”  “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”

THE GATE FOR THE SHEEP

November 8 John 10:7-10 Therefore, Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.  All who ever came before Me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.  I am the gate; whoever enters through Me will be saved.  He will come in and go out, and find pasture.  The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

THE GOOD SHEPHERD

November 9 John 10:11, 14-15 “I (Jesus) am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.  I am the good shepherd; I know My sheep and My sheep know Me—just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father—and I lay down My life for the sheep.”

 

THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE

November 10 John 11:25-27 Jesus said to her (Martha) “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.  Do you believe this?”  “Yes, Lord,” she told Him, “I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.”

 

 

THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE

November 11 John 14:5-7 “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God; trust also in Me (Jesus).  In My Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.  You know the way to the place where I am going.”  Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”  Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.  If you really knew Me, you would know My Father as well.  From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him.”

THE TRUE VINE

November 12 John 15:1-5 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.  You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.  Remain in Me, and I will remain in you.  No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine.  Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me.  I am the vine; you are the branches.  If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.”

THE AUTHOR OF LIFE

November 13 Acts 3:13-15 “The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesus.  You handed Him over to be killed, and you disowned Him before Pilate, though he had decided to let Him go.  You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.  You killed the author of life, but God raised Him from the dead.”

THE LORD OF BOTH THE DEAD AND THE LIVING

November 14 Romans 14:7-11 For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone.  If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord.  So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.  For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that He might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.  You, then, why do you judge your brother?  Or why do you look down on your brother?  For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat.  It is written: “As surely as I live,” says the Lord, every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.”

TREASURE

November 15 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.  We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.  We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.  For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that His life may be revealed in our mortal body.  So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

HIS (GOD’S) INDESCRIBABLE GIFT

November 16 2 Corinthians 9:12-15 This service (giving generously) that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.  Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.  And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you.  Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift (of Jesus Christ).

 

OUR PEACE

November 17 Ephesians 2:11-15 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (that done in the body by the hands of men)—remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.  But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.  For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the law with its commandments and regulations.  His purpose was to create in Himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace….

 

THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE

November 18 Ephesians 2:19-22 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone.  In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.  And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.

A FRAGRANT OFFERING AND SACRIFICE TO GOD

November 19 Ephesians 5:1-2 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH

November 20 Ephesians 5:23-27  For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the Church, His body, of which He is the Savior.  Now as the Church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.  Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to Himself as a radiant Church, without stain or wrinkles or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 

THE IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD

November 21 Colossians 1:15-20 He (Christ) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For by Him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him.  He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.  And He is the head of the body, the Church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy.  For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross.

 

THE FIRSTBORN OVER ALL CREATION

November 22 Colossians 1:15-20 He (Christ) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For by Him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him.  He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.  And He is the head of the body, the Church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy.  For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross.

THE HOPE OF GLORY

November 23 Colossians 1:25-27 I (Paul) have become its (the Church’s) servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness—the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints.  To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

THE MYSTERY OF GOD

November 24 Colossians 2:1-3 I want you to know how much I am struggling for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally.  My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

 

HEAD OVER EVERY POWER AND AUTHORITY

November 25 Colossians 2:6-7, 9-10 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.  For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is head over every power and authority.

 

ALL AND IN ALL

November 26 Colossians 3:1-4, 11, 16-17 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.  For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.  Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

MEDIATOR

November 27 1 Timothy 2:1-6 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all men–the testimony given in its proper time.

THE BLESSED AND ONLY RULER

November 28 1 Timothy 6:13-16 In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God will bring about in His own time—God, the Blessed and Only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see.  To Him be honor and might forever.  Amen.

 

 

THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE

November 29 2 Timothy 4:6-8 For I (Paul) am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure.  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.

 

THE BLESSED HOPE

November 30 Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.  It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for Himself a people that are His very own, eager to do what is good.

 

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