Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I want to tell you about Jesus - The bright side

He's at it again.... wanting to share Jesus with you. Enjoy!

"God is my strong fortress; And He sets the blameless in His way."
2Samuel 22:33

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect."
Romans 12:2

"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments."
John 14:15

"Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is of good repute,
if there is any excellence
and if anything worthy of praise,
dwell on these things."
Philippians 4:8

I want to tell you about Jesus - Bible Tyme

He's at it again.... wanting to share the Bible with you and what he's learning. Enjoy!

Mat 7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.

Mat 7:23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'

Mat 7:24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Psa 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.
Psa 28:8 The LORD is their strength, And He is a saving defense to His anointed.

Psa 57:3 "He will send from heaven and save me; He reproaches him who [fn] tramples upon me. Selah. God will send forth His lovingkindness and His truth."

Col 3:16 "Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God."

Eph 4:23b-24 "be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth."

Children's Church - Wheat, Tares, Yeast and Mustard Seeds

Children and Adults alike...
Thank you for joining us in Children's Church,
we'll be reading from:
Matthew 13:24-43, and having a little fun with mustard seeds.... are you up to a dare??

24 Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven maybe compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 "But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away. 26 "But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also. 27 "The slaves of the landowner came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?' 28 "And he said to them, 'An enemy has done this!' The slaves *said to him, 'Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?' 29 "But he *said, 'No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 'Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.'"" 31 He presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; 32 and this is smaller than all {other} seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR come and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES." 33 He spoke another parable to them, "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened." 34 All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable. 35 {This was} to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: "I WILL OPEN MY MOUTH IN PARABLES; I WILL UTTER THINGS HIDDEN SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD." 36 Then He left the crowds and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field." 37 And He said, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, 38 and the field is the world; and {as for} the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil {one;} 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels. 40 "So just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age. 41 "The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, 42 and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 "Then THE RIGHTEOUS WILL SHINE FORTH AS THE SUN in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

Got Good Fruit?

Alas, a Kiwano horned melon IS good for something.... making a spiritual allusion!

"You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you."
John 15:16

Plastic Fruit
Do not be deceived by "plastic fruit," produced by will-power independent of spiritual life. The human soul produces these, not the spirit. Fake fruit may look the same as the real thing, but when tested -- utterly fails the test. Real spiritual fruit stands up under the toughest test.
Real spiritual fruit is not dependent on other people and their actions, but is produced as the result of God's life within.
A quick glance at the "fruit" in someone's life can be deceptive. Fake spiritual fruit reveals itself when under pressure in the heat of trials. Real fruit tastes even better after extreme heat is applied. Plastic fruit melts and disappears.
Only as life flows through the branches, does fruit grow. Fruit does not ripen overnight, and cannot be manufactured.

Teaching Children about Deliverance

We'll be reading from:MATTHEW 12:43-45

"Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it.
Then it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came'; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order.
Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation."

People of God... pay attn. to the last sentence... circumcise your hearts for true repentance, for judgment comes first to the house of God.

Children and Adults alike...
Thank you for joining us in Children's Church online.
It's simple... read and teach the scripture to the kids and just turn on the camera so others can blessed by the Word of God as well.
Teaching with a spirit-filled... the gifts have not passed away bent... enjoy!

Pro 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

I want to tell you about Jesus

Someone special wants to tell you about Jesus... so here he is! Never underestimate a child, for they point the way to heaven. Simple faith, simple messages... smiles and fun... our best and most profound ministers of the Gospel are children!

Unrehearsed... uncoached... Drew was bugging me today about doing this message that I had no clue of what it was going to be about. And the message is clear..... It's NOT about all these 'things' in life... ((isn't it true!)).... it's about having a relationship with JESUS!

We hope you more than enjoyed this... but that this precious message was allowed to 'sink in'!

A Bible Study for Boys - Spiritual Tips 5

A great Bible Study for Boys!
Boys have great energy, so how can we funnel that energy and interest into digging into the Word and conforming to His image?

Use the first 3 movies from Star Wars (episodes 1,2 & 3), in paralleling Anakin Skywalker's steady downfall into negative fruits alongside of Galatians 5:19-25.
Get your dictionary handy as well, as you read through those nasty fruits in Galatians, you'll be mining through each one with that dictionary to really get the kids to understand what each one really means.  Then, talk about the movie(s) and encourage the kids to pick out scenes that show that bad fruit in action so that they can begin to grasp by an example  (in Anakin).

Not only does this study grasp their interest, but it encourages them to discern and teaches them to investigate based on the Word of God.

Galatians 5:16-25 (New American Standard Bible)

 16But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
 17For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.
 18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.
 19Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,
 20idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,
 21envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
 23gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
 24Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
 25If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.