Betrayal

    This sermon was written by Pastor Carter Conlon entitled, “Passing through the Gates of Betrayal”.

    Scriptures: Psalm 105:16-22

    Description: Every child of God will have to endure trials of suffering and betrayal if they will be mightily used by God. God will allow us to experience these afflictions and use them as a doorway into fellowship with Him so that we are conformable to the death of Jesus Christ. When we are betrayed it is a pain like no other. The devil will do his best to keep us behind the gates of betrayal so that we keep a distance from people and vow never to trust again. We know we are passing through these gates when we choose to forgive and begin to have a strong desire to be reconciled with our betrayer. We will come to place of understanding that God has been in control all along and the life of Christ that is imparted into us through this experience will become provision for someone else.

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Royal Sons & Daughters

Adore the King of Kings

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by BeLinda Magee

(My poem was inspired by reading Psalm 144:11-15 and Romans 8:5-23.)

“Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.” Psalm 144:15

I’m a child of THE KING
I’m a child of THE KING

Not a king with earthly bling
But THE KING with HEAVENLY RINGS

There are pearly gates
With a street of gold
The HOLY BIBLE says it is so
That’s how I’ve been told.

You can be included in this ROYAL FAMILY
Deny yourself, take up your cross
JESUS’ WORDS also say, “Follow me”.

JESUS was crucified, is risen, and coming again
Will you be found still tangled in sin?
The HOLY SPIRIT wlll guide
THe HOLY SPIRIT will keep
Whatever you sow is what you will reap

To be an heir with THE LORD OF LORDS,
To be an heir with THE KING OF KINGS
Is there a better, more powerful cling?
Than to want to be a child
Of THE TRUE AND LIVING KING!!!

Copyright 2011 BeLinda Magee All Rights Reserved.

CHRIST JESUS is Coming Again

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by BeLinda Magee

(My poem was inspired by reading

Thessalonians, Chapter 4 & Chapter 5.)

 

When JESUS cracks the sky
Did you have time to apply?

Before JESUS’ return
Did you have time to learn
Of GOD‘S AMAZING GRACE
To run the Christian race?

Of HIS SAVING POWER
Be filled with the HOLY SPIRIT, right now, any hour.

Doing your own thing?
Immersed in having a fling?

Too busy having a ball,
To heed the final call,
Before the final fall?

If you wait,
It might be too late!!!

Copyright 2011 BeLinda Magee.

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John 3:16 (King James Version)

For GOD…(THE GREATEST LOVER)
So Loved…(THE GREATEST DEGREE)
The World…(THE GREATEST COMPANY)
That HE Gave…(THE GREATEST ACT)
HIS Only Begotten SON…(THE GREATEST GIFT)
That Whosoever…(THE GREATEST INVITATION)
Believeth…(THE GREATEST SIMPLICITY)
In HIM…(THE GREATEST ATTRACTION)
Should Not Perish…(THE GREATEST PROMISE)
But…(THE GREATEST DIFFERENCE)
Have…(THE GREATEST CERTAINTY)
Everlasting Life…(THE GREATEST POSSESSION)

Author Unknown

The Bible Poem

Quote

This poem was written by George Rigby, in Damascus, Syria in 1941 while on duty in World War II.

I N T R O D U C T I O N
The Bible’s Books are Sixty Six
The Spirit – their recorder;
Their stories – how they can transfix
So here they are – in order.

 

In GENESIS I will begin
With Adam, and with Eve
Who knew not any form of sin
‘Til Satan did deceive.

Now EXODUS will tell us most
Of Moses – Man of God,
And how he led all Israel’s host
When many miles they trod.

To LEVITICUS you have to turn
And read about the law;
The sacrifices which did burn
Unblemished – without flaw.

The next one tells of sin and shame
And how it all encumbers.
This book is good – here is its name
DEUTERONOMY – after NUMBERS.

Now JOSHUA was told to do
By vision – and by sound
To there and then remove his shoe
From off the Holy Ground.

JUDGES tells us – all forlorn
of Samson and Delilah,
And how his lovely locks were shorn
His sight gone – nothing viler.

Then next, there comes a parting scene
The story – we all know as
The understanding love between
Naomi – RUTH – and Boaz.

First and second SAMUEL,
First and second KINGS:
They are a first class manual
And full of wondrous things.

First and second CHRONICLES now
Speak of one good Sire
Who gave his gold, and cedar bough
Hiram – King of Tyre.

In EZRA Six – and verse nineteen
A feast has been restored
The Israelites – it will be seen
Had God, their Lord, ignored.

Their story you will all recall
Concerning – NEHEMIAH
Who started on Jerusalem’s wall
And built it – Higher and Higher.

In ESTHER there’s a warning
And loudly – it is rung
For Haman was, one morning
On his own gallows – hung.

Faith is something hoped for
The evidence – not yet seen;
JOB had faith, with patience
And few – like him – there’s been.

David wrote the book of PSALMS
And one day in his path
He slew a man, of brawny arms
Goliath – the giant of Gath.

King Solomon was very wise
The PROVERBS he did write.
To fame, and power, he did arise
Please read this book – tonight.

ECCLESIASTES, Five-verse one
Is very plainly put
So when you to God’s house have gone
Remember – keep thy foot.

SONG OF SOLOMON, speaks of Love
So turn to it, and search
The story speaks of one above
Who is waiting for the Church.

The Prophets’ Books, are next in turn
And one is called ISAIAH
The “Spirit” helps us to discern
And the next is – JEREMIAH.

Sorrow and love, are indications
Chastening – the theme
A wondrous book is LAMENTATIONS
Jehovah’s ways are seen.

EZEKIEL was in Babylon
All Judah, was therein
To that strange land, they all had gone:
God’s punishment, for their sin.

The children’s story, I will pen
And grown-ups too, will gape
It tells of DANIEL, in the Den
And how he did escape.

Turn over now, and have no fear
A sad tale, you will find
The writer, is by name HOSEA
He pours to you, his mind.

Of insects, does this story speak
In JOEL chapter one
The land with palmerworms doth reek
But do keep reading on.

In AMOS and in OBADIAH
Is reading at its best
Your heart may throb, you will retire
Abundantly well blessed.

There’s JONAH next, who would not preach
And so he did set sail.
He never thought, the shore he’d reach
Inside a great big whale.

Jerusalem, The Ancient City
Samaria, as well.
God does render them no pity
MICAH does this story tell.

And then comes NAHUM who does quote
Of God, who does not fail
The wicked city, which he smote
By sword by fire and gate.

I will rejoice, yes, in the Lord
And this verse, you will see.
The text itself, I will applaud
Read HABAKKUK, chapter three.

ZEPHANIAHHAGGAI
ZECHARIAH too
Not forgetting – MALACHI
Will thrill you, through and through.

MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE and JOHN
All speak, with one accord
Of Jesus – who is God’s dear Son
Our Saviour – Master – Lord.

ACTS and ROMANS will recall
Of one who was converted;
You will be told – of one named Saul
Whose journey was diverted.

CORINTHIANS One – CORINTHIANS Two
Give us Paul’s advice.
He states Christ’s love is ever new
But he also deals with vice.

The next four books –
GALATIANS, EPHESIANS, PHILIPPIANS & COLOSSIANS
Are to the Church
All written by one hand.
They warn the people, not to lurch
For Apostasy was in the land.

The THESSALONIANS now we reach
And here we have an inkling:
“Be Ready” as the books do teach
When Christ comes – in a twinkling.

The books of TIMOTHY which are two
Are followed on by TITUS
They point us to the paths anew
Where nothing will affright us.

“Onesimus” – who once did steal
When tempted by the Demon
He brought a letter, with the seal
Of Paul – to one PHILEMON.

HEBREWS is a wondrous tale
Of Prophets, old and true
“By Faith” their works, they did avail
Christ gives that faith – to you.

A Guiding book comes to us now
And read – you really must
It is the Christian path – I vow
The author – JAMES the Just.

PETER first — and PETER second
Tells us of Declensions
And our attention too, is beckoned
To matters, which he mentions.

First – Second and Third JOHN
And next to them comes JUDE
They tell of one – God’s dear Son
Who gives our Spiritual Food.

Then as this story, comes to end
We read of Devastation
For God – His wrath, will surely send
You must read REVELATION.

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A Happy Home Recipe

4 cups of Love
2 cups of Loyalty
3 cups of Forgiveness
1 cup of Friendship
5 spoons of Hope
2 spoons of Gentleness
4 quarts of Faith
1 barrel of Laughter

Take Love and Loyalty,
Mix it thoroughly with Faith.
Blend it with Gentleness,
Kindness and Understanding.
Add Friendship and Hope.
Sprinkle abundantly with Laughter.
Bake it with sunshine.
Serve daily with generous helpings.

Author Unknown

EQUIPMENT for Spiritual Warfare

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TRUTH
Read: Psalm 91:4; Proverbs 16:6; John 17:17

RIGHTEOUSNESS
Read: Psalm 119:172; Isaiah 33:15-16;
Revelation 19:11

GOSPEL OF PEACE
Read: Isaiah 26:3; James 3:18; 2 Peter3:14

SHIELD OF FAITH
Read: Romans 10:17; 2 Corinthians 5:7;
James 2:18

SALVATION
Read: Exodus 14:13-14; Psalm 40:16;
Psalm 69:13; Isaiah 33:2

SWORD OF THE SPIRIT-(THE WORD OF GOD)
Read: Proverbs 30:5; Isaiah 40:8; Hebrews 4:12

PRAYING & WATCHING
Read: Matthew 26:41; Mark 14:38

Let’s get ready for the battles!

A Seed Must Get Dirty To Grow

by Joseph Jackson

Every farmer and gardener will attest to the fact that a seed must be planted to grow. The soil that the seed is planted must contain the right balance of nutrients and fertilizer to promote the growth of the seed.

In the parable of "the sower and the seed" (Matthew 13:4-8 & 18-23), seed fell on stony ground, encumbered ground (thorns and weeds) and good ground, but dirt is the constant element in each listed ground. Believers must be mindful that God has placed in each of us a seed of great potential, a reflection of His greatness and we are planted in a world of "dirt" (circumstances, situations and conditions) which will either make us who we are, or it will make us into Who we will become (the image of Jesus Christ).

No matter how much dirt, or fertilizer a seed is buried under - it will grow toward the sun. Conversely, no matter how much dirt and manure our lives seem buried under we will reach for the Son, the "light of the world."

A passerby cannot tell what kind of crop has been planted in a field before the seeds sprout. All they can see is rows of piled dirt, but the farmer knows. People may be able t o see the odirt in our lives, but God knows what He has planted in us. He sees our potential, His promise more than our problems. He knows how to regulate the proper balance of food, water and light [pain, adversity, pressure] to produce a fruitful crop to bring Him glory from our lives. "...And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction,...(Isaiah 30:20). Don't feel bad about the dirt in your life as long as you're reaching for the Son.

Copyright 2010 Joseph Jackson. Used with Permission.

GOD’S GLORIOUS SPLENDOR

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by BeLinda Magee

Our lives are much more than our clothes and food
Because OUR HEAVENLY FATHER created us –
That was very good.

GOD’S diverse species of birds are adequately fed
By HIM to get food, they are divinely led.

GOD’S beautiful flowers simply grow in soil
There is no task to sweat nor toil.

Spending too much time thinking about tomorrow?
GOD always cares if there is some sorrow.

I Kings, Chapter 10 tells about Solomon‘s glory
Acquiring faithfulness in GOD, we’ll have a better story.

© 2011 BeLinda Magee. All Rights Reserved.

(MY poem was inspired by reading Matthew 6:25-30.)