Friday, July 15, 2011

Recall Notice

I was going through some old bulletins I had made for the church Dave and I had gone to sometime back and I came upon the following. I must have received this in an email and put it on the back of the bulletin. I hope you will enjoy it as I have.

Recall Notice

The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart.

This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype unit's code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units.

This defect has been technically termed, "Sub sequential Internal Non-mortality," or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.

Some other symptoms:
1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish, or violent behavior
6. Depression or confusion in the mental component
7. Fearfulness
8. Idolatry
9. Rebellion

The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this SIN defect.

The Repair Technician, Jesus, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.

The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R. Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure.

Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component.

No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:
1. Love                 
2. Joy
3. Peace                
4. Patience
5. Kindness           
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Self control

Please see the operation manual: The B.I.B.L.E. (Believers Instructions Before Leaving Earth), for further details on the use of these fixes.

WARNING: Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded. For free emergency service, call on JESUS.

DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility.

Thank you for your Attention! GOD

Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice!!!!

May you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Are You Working?

Are you working for the Lord or are you working for what you think the Lord wants you to? There is a difference between the two. When you are working for the Lord it is because the Lord has called you to do it. When you are doing what you think the Lord wants you to do you are doing something you want to do for the Lord.

God doesn't ask any of us to think up something to do for Him because then we would have to ask Him to help us carry out what we have thought up. A God centered plan is God's plan for what He wants us to do.

What if Abraham would have decided on his own that the Lord wanted him to sacrifice Isaac? Abraham would have had to start praying that God would not let him sacrifice his son, Isaac. It was God that told Abraham to offer Isaac. Genesis 22:2; "And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of".

It was not until Abraham stretched out his hand with the knife in it to slay Isaac that the angel of the Lord called to him out of heaven. Genesis 22:10-12; "And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. v. 11 And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. v. 12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me".

God had provided a ram for Abraham to sacrifice in place of Isaac, verse 13.

It was because God told Abraham what to do that the plan God had in mind worked the way He wanted it. God didn't really want the physical death of Isaac, God later condemned human sacrifice in Leviticus 20:2; "...Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones".

It is good to think of things to do for the Lord but at the end it must be something God wants us to do for Him. It is the plan that He has for us not the plan we have for God. When it is the plan God has for us He already has a way for us to do it, if we follow His instructions everything will work out. So when you do work for the Lord make sure it is from the Lord and not you.

Mark 16:15; "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature". God has already given each of us something to do for Him. Each one of us should tell everyone and even the ones we don't know about the gospel. If you are like me I can't speak well when I don't know someone but we don't need to worry about it as the Holy Spirit will give us the words to say. From this Scripture each of us has something we can and should do for the Lord.

May you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Vitamin F

Each of us has many friends and no two are alike. Each one has something different to offer that the other one doesn't. While we appreciate them all, thank goodness each one is different. There is one Friend we have that offers all the different things each of our friends offer us plus much, much more, that Friend is Jesus Christ. He is a Friend that will never lead us astray. He is one Friend we never want to let go and we want our relationship to continue to grow. We need to remember to talk to Him daily.

This was sent to me by one of my dearest friends, my husband. What would I ever do without him?
Vitamin F

Why do I have a variety of friends who are all different in character?
Some of them can be considered marginal even.
How do I get along with them all?
I think that each one helps to bring out a 'different' part of me.
With one I am a polite, sophisticated girl.
I joke with another friend.
I sit down and talk about serious matters with one of them.
With another I laugh and giggle at every silly thing.
I have my tea with one.
And dance with another.
I listen to one friend's problems and give her advice.
Then I listen to another advising me.
They are all like pieces of a jigsaw.
When completed they form a treasure box.
A treasure of friends!
They are my friends, who understand me better than myself.
Supporting me through good days and bad days.
They are like colorful anti-depressants that I take on different days.
Doctors tell us that friends are good for our health.
One doctor calls them Vitamin F (Friends) and counts the benefits of
friends to our well being.

I am so happy that I have a stock of Vitamin F!

We need to remember while each friend has something special to offer us; we need to make sure this friend loves the Lord with all of their heart. If the friend doesn't love Jesus that friend will tell us of their feelings of the world and could try to turn us away from the Lord. Even though this person has things about them that we might enjoy their not loving the Lord should tell us we should be careful of them. James 4:4; "...know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God". If someone doesn't love the Lord they are a friend of the world and an enemy of God's so it is best not to be a friend with them. This doesn't mean we should not tell them about the Lord and His love for us and the things He has done for us. This is something we should tell them; we are to share the Gospel with everyone. Bring them to the truth of the Light.

May you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Did You Remember?

Luke 17:11-19; "And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

v. 12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
v. 13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
v. 14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
v. 15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
v. 16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
v. 17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
v. 18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
v. 19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole".

At that time lepers were not allowed to be with other people but they could converse with one another.

These ten men were asking for Jesus to have mercy on them, they didn't ask for a healing just for Jesus to have mercy on them. Jesus did show mercy on each one of them. Jesus didn't tell them He had healed them but told them to go show themselves to the priest to be inspected.

Only one was so thankful when he saw that he was healed that he turned back towards Jesus and thanked Him and glorified God in a loud voice for his healing. In verse 16 it says he fell down on his face at the feet of Jesus giving Him thanks.

This man was a Samaritan while the other nine were Jews. The Samaritans did not have the pure knowledge and worship of God that the Jews did yet it was the Samaritan that glorified God but the Jews forgot.

Jesus knew only one thanked and glorified God while the other nine didn't. Jesus told him he had been cured because of his faith. The rest were cured because of Jesus' compassion in their distress.

How many times have we called out to Jesus in distress and Jesus answered our call to him because of the distress we were in? How many times have we called out to Jesus in faith because of our distress? When I call out to Him I want it to be because of the faith I have that I know He will help me out in my distress.

I want to always remember to thank Him. I have to be truthful, there have been times I have called out to Him and I have forgotten to thank and glorify Him when He answered my call. I don't believe it happens to often but it has happened. When I do remember I am so ashamed that I have forgotten. I then ask Him to forgive me for forgetting to thank and glorify him. I know He forgives me as I know He sees my heart and how it feels.

Are you one of the nine that forgets to thank Him or are you the one that thanks Him and gives Him glory?

May you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Are You Blessing The Lord?

All of us like to receive blessings from the Lord; God showers us with any number of blessings daily. Some may think they don't receive that many blessings from God everyday but let me assure you that we do.

Are you able to get out of bed in the mornings? That is a great blessing.

Do you have a job? That is another blessing.

Do you have a home? That is a blessing.

Do you have food on your table? This is another blessing.

Do you have a husband/wife? This is another great blessing from God.

Do you have children? What a wonderful blessing.

Do you have parents? This is another wonderful blessing.

The list could go on and on forever. Have you ever thought about blessing the Lord? We should bless Him daily as He blesses us.

To bless the Lord is to love, adore, respect, glorify, honor, praise, and worship Him. We bless Him by recalling all the glory, righteousness, and all of His goodness. All of these things should be done on a daily bases, there is no other that has blessed us with all the things He has blessed us with. His love is the strongest love there is, no one loves us like He does.

Not only does God enjoy receiving our blessings but it gives us a feeling of closeness to our Heavenly Father. Once we start blessing Him, we don't want to stop. Won't you bless Him today?

May you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord!