REFLECTING… August 31, 2015

“Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”  Psalms 27:1

“This is the day which the lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”  Psalms 118:24

The following is from an inherited book, called C-a-r-I-n-g…poems by a Preacher’s wife with Bible principles

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The past may not be all

It seems to be,

The future may not be all

We hope it to be,

But make today,

What it ought to be.

Don’t glory in the past,

JUST PROFIT FROM IT,

Don’t live in the future,

BUT TRUST HIM WITH IT,

Let’s serve the Lord today,

AND MAKE THE MOST OF IT.

By:  Joyce E. Watke

Sermon Notes: August 30, 2015 “Give Me Rest”

Rest and Spirit

Nuach and Ruach

Psalm 23  (KJV)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.I know I need my soul restored when…

Proverbs 29:17 (NLT)

Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind and will make your heart glad.

Joel 2 (MSG)

The Locust Army

2 1-3 Blow the ram’s horn trumpet in Zion!

Trumpet the alarm on my holy mountain!

Shake the country up!

God’s Judgment’s on its way—the Day’s almost here!

A black day! A Doomsday!

Clouds with no silver lining!

Like dawn light moving over the mountains,

a huge army is coming.

There’s never been anything like it

and never will be again.

Wildfire burns everything before this army

and fire licks up everything in its wake.

Before it arrives, the country is like the Garden of Eden.

When it leaves, it is Death Valley.

Nothing escapes unscathed.

4-6 The locust army seems all horses—

galloping horses, an army of horses.

It sounds like thunder

leaping on mountain ridges,

Or like the roar of wildfire

through grass and brush,

Or like an invincible army shouting for blood,

ready to fight, straining at the bit.

At the sight of this army,

the people panic, faces white with terror.

7-11 The invaders charge.

They climb barricades. Nothing stops them.

Each soldier does what he’s told,

so disciplined, so determined.

They don’t get in each other’s way.

Each one knows his job and does it.

Undaunted and fearless,

unswerving, unstoppable.

They storm the city,

swarm its defenses,

Loot the houses,

breaking down doors, smashing windows.

They arrive like an earthquake,

sweep through like a tornado.

Sun and moon turn out their lights,

stars black out.

God himself bellows in thunder

as he commands his forces.

Look at the size of that army!

And the strength of those who obey him!

God’s Judgment Day—great and terrible.

Who can possibly survive this?

Change Your Life

12 But there’s also this, it’s not too late—

God’s personal Message!—

“Come back to me and really mean it!

Come fasting and weeping, sorry for your sins!”

13-14 Change your life, not just your clothes.

Come back to God, your God.

And here’s why: God is kind and merciful.

He takes a deep breath, puts up with a lot,

This most patient God, extravagant in love,

always ready to cancel catastrophe.

Who knows? Maybe he’ll do it now,

maybe he’ll turn around and show pity.

Maybe, when all’s said and done,

there’ll be blessings full and robust for your God!

15-17 Blow the ram’s horn trumpet in Zion!

Declare a day of repentance, a holy fast day.

Call a public meeting.

Get everyone there. Consecrate the congregation.

Make sure the elders come,

but bring in the children, too, even the nursing babies,

Even men and women on their honeymoon—

interrupt them and get them there.

Between Sanctuary entrance and altar,

let the priests, God’s servants, weep tears of repentance.

Let them intercede: “Have mercy, God, on your people!

Don’t abandon your heritage to contempt.

Don’t let the pagans take over and rule them

and sneer, ‘And so where is this God of theirs?’”

18-20 At that, God went into action to get his land back.

He took pity on his people.

God answered and spoke to his people,

“Look, listen—I’m sending a gift:

Grain and wine and olive oil.

The fast is over—eat your fill!

I won’t expose you any longer

to contempt among the pagans.

I’ll head off the final enemy coming out of the north

and dump them in a wasteland.

Half of them will end up in the Dead Sea,

the other half in the Mediterranean.

There they’ll rot, a stench to high heaven.

The bigger the enemy, the stronger the stench!”

The Trees Are Bearing Fruit Again

21-24 Fear not, Earth! Be glad and celebrate!

God has done great things.

Fear not, wild animals!

The fields and meadows are greening up.

The trees are bearing fruit again:

a bumper crop of fig trees and vines!

Children of Zion, celebrate!

Be glad in your God.

He’s giving you a teacher

to train you how to live right—

Teaching, like rain out of heaven, showers of words

to refresh and nourish your soul, just as he used to do.

And plenty of food for your body—silos full of grain,

casks of wine and barrels of olive oil.

John 14:26  NIV
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

25-27 “I’ll make up for the years of the locust,

the great locust devastation—

Locusts savage, locusts deadly,

fierce locusts, locusts of doom,

That great locust invasion

I sent your way.

Acts 3:19-23The Message (MSG)

 “Now it’s time to change your ways! Turn to face God so he can wipe away your sins, pour out showers of blessing to refresh you, and send you the Messiah he prepared for you, namely, Jesus. For the time being he must remain out of sight in heaven until everything is restored to order again just the way God, through the preaching of his holy prophets of old, said it would be. Moses, for instance, said, ‘Your God will raise up for you a prophet just like me from your family. Listen to every word he speaks to you. Every last living soul who refuses to listen to that prophet will be wiped out from the people.’

You’ll eat your fill of good food.

You’ll be full of praises to your God,

The God who has set you back on your heels in wonder.

Never again will my people be despised.

You’ll know without question

that I’m in the thick of life with Israel,

That I’m your God, yes, your God,

the one and only real God.

Never again will my people be despised.

The Sun Turning Black and the Moon Blood-Red

28-32 “And that’s just the beginning: After that—

“I will pour out my Spirit

on every kind of people:

Your sons will prophesy,

also your daughters.

Your old men will dream,

your young men will see visions.

I’ll even pour out my Spirit on the servants,

men and women both.

I’ll set wonders in the sky above

and signs on the earth below:

Blood and fire and billowing smoke,

the sun turning black and the moon blood-red,

Before the Judgment Day of God,

the Day tremendous and awesome.

Whoever calls, ‘Help, God!’

gets help.

On Mount Zion and in Jerusalem

there will be a great rescue—just as God said.

Included in the survivors are those that God calls.”

John 14:

16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. 17 He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth.

The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. 18 No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you.

26 But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.

27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

John 16:8 (NLV)

8 When the Helper comes, He will show the world the truth about sin. He will show the world about being right with God. And He will show the world what it is to be guilty.

Romans 8:26 (NLV)

In the same way, the Holy Spirit helps us where we are weak. We do not know how to pray or what we should pray for, but the Holy Spirit prays to God for us with sounds that cannot be put into words.

Galatians 5:22-23

the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”…

“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”

Psalm 46

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song.

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

HOPE OUTLASTS TROUBLE …August 29, 2015

When my mom passed away, she was living in a nursing facility.  I missed her passing by six minutes; it was devastating to me to know she died alone, with no family…no children by her bedside.  The ladies from the Grief Counseling Center gave this to me to read.  I share it now with you. -anita

“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.”  1Peter 1:6

Oh my Savior, help me to endure my griefs and to sing your praises!  Amen. – Unknown

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There was a time when the prophet Elijah was so overwhelmed by the difficulties of his work that he simply gave up and prayed to die.  It is a feeling many since Elijah’s day have shared.  Life is indeed difficult.  At times it may seem unbearable.  For many, suicide seems the only answer, the easy way out.  “To end it all.  To be rid of my suffering.  To put my treatments behind me.”  How simple it all seems.

A man once said, “When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.”  Yes, it’s not easy to line in a hospital bed day after day.  Nor is it fun to come home when somebody in the family believes the only answer to life comes out of a bottle.  But even these problems are not too big for God.  If you give up on them, if you give up on life, you are really giving up on God.

How can you give up on God when He brought you into life?  How can you give up on God when He gave His ONE and ONLY Son to be your Savior?  How can you give up on God when He has been with you with His word on the pages of the Bible?

Do not give up on Him who has promised, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”  God will not give up on you.

We simply need to remember that every problem in life is only temporary.  We can outlast it.  God may well bring our difficulties to a close with the new dawn.  In this we can greatly rejoice.

But what of the person who has been told his illness is terminal?  How can we call that temporary?  If we will just look to the garden where a man by the name of Joseph of Arimathea owned a burial site, we will note that the grave previously occupied now stands empty.  Christ has conquered death.  And we now have the hope of life in heaven.  In Christ, we can outlast any problem, even death.

When Elijah prayed that God would let him die, God instead patiently listened to his troubles and then renewed his hope in the promises of the Lord.  God is listening to you.  Talk to Him in prayer.  Listen to Him through his Word.  And then conquer each day with hope in a God who truly cares for you!

By:  Unknown

BY CHANCE? … OR ON PURPOSE? August 28, 2015

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord.  Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11

Sorry for being a “blog hog”… but something extraordinary happened last night, and I couldn’t wait to share! -anita

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Today, I was reminded once again that nothing happens by chance.  There are no coincidences…no accidents…EVERYTHING happens for a reason!  Every person you have ever met, every person that has ever crossed your path, has done so according to the will of God Almighty!

I will confirm this theory in the following story.

In 1953, my dad decided to go to Baptist Bible College in Springfield Missouri.  While in school, we attended High Street Baptist Church.

We went from that state, to Oklahoma for a time, and eventually ended up in Denver, Colorado.

My dad was raised in a Christian home, and was the 9th preacher to come out of that family.  He pastored a church here in Denver for 6 years.

One night, he wanted to go fishing, but could not find anyone to accompany him.  All of his friends were busy.  My mom wanted to go to the Youth Camp, run by Harvey Springer.  Dad did NOT want to go, but finally relented when his fishing plans fell through.  That evening, a preacher by the name of David Cavin, had a sermon on “The Potter, and the Clay.”

My dad found the Lord that night!  Yes…he had pastored a church for 6 years here in Denver, and a few years before that in Oklahoma; but he didn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus until that night.

Some folks will never understand how someone could proclaim the Gospel and not be a born-again believer.  They will come up with various “reasons” to try to explain it away; but, just because someone goes to church all the time…is a member…or even the pastor himself, does NOT make them a Christian!

It’s kind of like something I heard recently:  “YOU COULD STAND IN THE GARAGE ALL DAY LONG…BUT THAT WON’T MAKE YOU A CAR!”

Back to my point…

My dad has been gone for 17 years now, but I still see how the Mighty hand of God worked things out…

My husband met a co-worker at his previous job.  Through conversation, they discovered that her niece, is married to our grandson!

We just found out tonight through Facebook conversation, that this former co-worker is related to David Cavin and Everett Cavin, (the preacher who lead my dad to the Lord, and his brother who later baptized my dad.)  We also found out that her parents went to Baptist Bible College and High Street Baptist Church around the same time as my dad!

I was almost 2 years old when my dad started Bible college; I am 63 now.  AMAZING!  … 60 + years later, and I run into a relative of the person who showed my dad the way to salvation…AND, WE are now related through the birth of our first great-grandson!

Small world? …NO…GOD’S PLAN!

Thank you Lord for making my dad’s fishing buddies busy that night so long ago…Thank you for the persistence of my mom…Thank you for a preacher, who stood up and spoke as the Holy Spirit moved upon him…Thank you for guiding our steps and putting us in the right place at the right time…YOUR TIME!

LET US NEVER DOUBT YOU, FATHER!

By:  Anita Mondragon August 2015

I’VE CHANGED!! …August 27, 2015

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”  Romans 12:2

Reading the Bible is meant not to inform…but to TRANSFORM! -Unknown

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I was looking at a photo album,

Of years, now long since past.

Then I paused, and looked around the room,

And was amazed at the huge contrast!

It was obvious from the photos,

I was disconnected…in my own world;

Concerned with only “me”, and “mine”

Not caring how life for others unfurled.

It was all about material things…

Like fashion, parties, and “how to decorate” magazines.

It was like I was never satisfied,

Always re-decorating, re-painting, and rearranging things.

…New dishes, new silver…New furniture…new diamond rings.

It was important for me to impress…to get…to “out do”.

I had to have the best, the newest and the latest,

Of everyone I knew!

Now, I’m just the opposite…no more a worldly view;

And when this change occurred…I haven’t got a clue!

My outlook’s different now, and you can plainly see,

That possessions of this world, are no longer important to me.

I dress in Wal-Mart fashion when I’m spending really big…

But mostly from the Thrift Store,

Where there’s bargins…if you’ll dig.

The decoration in my house, from fits of shopping attacks,

Aren’t from the regular merchandise…

They’re from the clearance racks!

The paint I’m using now, isn’t Glidden, or Kwal…

But it covers all the flaws, that I find there on the wall.

It’s from the mismatch aisle, and it’s marked down to half price;

It makes the wall look great,  and my pocketbook feel nice.

I’m finding now, it’s better, to give, than to receive,

And the way that you give MERCY,

Shows folks what you REALLY believe!

The things that torch my spirit now, are injustice and disease…

The pain and suffering of the homeless, brings me to my knees.

Drug addiction, child abuse, Runaways, and prostitution…

Children living on the street, in total destitution;

Abortion, rape and murder, are now just commonplace…

Considered to be just the “norm”, for this fallen human race.

To those unlearned in Godly things,

It appears that Satan has top bill…

But to those of us that know the Savior,

And have learned to follow His will,

We know that Satan has been defeated, and soon will be abased,

By the mercy and the love of God, and His unfailing grace!

The things important to me now, may come as a surprise;

Like thankful smiles from grateful folks…or love in a child’s eyes.

A warm coat I can give away,

Or a hot cup of soup, on a cold winter day.

A smile, a warm glance, or a genuine hug;

To feel a touch from a tiny tot’s tug.

To be utterly human, and feel all of man’s cries,

To look at each person with Jesus’ eyes.

To not only pray that injustice will cease,

But put feet to my prayers, and provide some relief

To all those in bondage, in want, and in need,

Who stand day after day and silently plead;

Not with words from their lips…but with pain in their eyes.

To have your ears Lord…to hear all their cries!

To share with them all, how YOU died to set free…

THESE are the things, most important to me!

By:  Anita Mondragon December 29, 2008

A NEW ENDING… August 26, 2015

“I just wish I could go back and change what I did”… “I wish I could change what I said”….

Our past can have such a strong grip on our present. We are crippled by things that have happened. We wallow in past failures and stagnate in past glories.

Sometimes we all want a new start in life, a new beginning, a fresh start. The truth is, there are no restarts. We cannot go back to the past and fix anything. Yes, you can change your attitude about your past, but what happened, happened. You don’t get a reset.

When someone accepts Jesus we call it “born again” and our new life in Christ can do amazing things to the way we look at our past. We search for reasons, and try to find God’s purpose in the things we survived. But we cannot change the past.

What we can change is our present attitude. We can stop beating ourselves up because of the past and start living fully in Christ because of the future.

2 Corinthians 4:17  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

We don’t get a new beginning, but we CAN have a new ending. Give your life a new ending today!

Colossians 3:4  When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Titus 2:13  While we wait for the blessed hope–the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:13  But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

GET A NEW ENDING…TODAY!!

By:  Pastor Daniel Leavitt

LIGHTNING…August 25, 2015

“And the Lord said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you for ever…And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there was thunder and lightning, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet was exceeding loud; so that all the people who was in the camp trembled.  Exodus 19:9 & 16

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Lightning…

My heart has been penetrated.

Thunder…

The sound of my cries;

Tears…

Like rain…

Pouring out the depths of my soul,

A FLOOD.

By:  Galyn Merritt Pfau 06-21-00

ALMOST AUGUST 24, 2015

“King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets?  I KNOW that you do believe.  Then Agrippa said to Paul, ALMOST you have persuaded me to be a Christian…”  Acts 26:27 & 28

Almost persuaded…now to believe; Almost persuaded…Christ to receive.  Seems now some soul to say “Go Spirit…go thy way; some more convenient day…on thee, I’ll call.  Phillip P. Bliss 1871

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For years, and years, I heard Your voice, call

Through life’s foggy haze…

And I meant to come, and… I almost did…

But the path seemed such a maze!

I should have come when Your call was strong,

And direction was so clear;

I hear You still, but Your voice is faint,

And the road’s now filled with fear!

My intentions were good, and I longed to come,

When at first I heard Your voice;

But the longer I waited, the farther I strayed…

And now, TIME has made the choice!

I know the story, how You left Heavens’ Glory,

And died, just to pay my debt.

I wanted to come…and I almost did…

But…I just wasn’t ready yet!

Someday You’ll come, and split the sky…

In just a mere moment…in the blink of an eye.

I’ll want to come…and I ALMOST could;

But when You called…I never would.

Now, mercy is gone! …So I’ll pay the cost;

The saddest words heard…”ALMOST…but lost!”

By:  Anita Mondragon May 2007

Sermon Notes: “Baptism”

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Every sin you commit is a crime.

Romans 6:23   (KJV)

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The world today is full of non-Christians who were baptized and Christians who are not baptized

Why all the questions?

Hebrews 6  (TLB)

Let us stop going over the same old ground again and again, always teaching those first lessons about Christ. Let us go on instead to other things and become mature in our understanding, as strong Christians ought to be. Surely we don’t need to speak further about the foolishness of trying to be saved by being good, or about the necessity of faith in God; 2 you don’t need further instruction about baptism and spiritual gifts and the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment.

When?

Acts 2:36-41
Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.”

37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?” 38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” 40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation!” 41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.

Acts 8:26-40The Message (MSG)

The Ethiopian Eunuch

26-28 Later God’s angel spoke to Philip: “At noon today I want you to walk over to that desolate road that goes from Jerusalem down to Gaza.” He got up and went. He met an Ethiopian eunuch coming down the road. The eunuch had been on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and was returning to Ethiopia, where he was minister in charge of all the finances of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. He was riding in a chariot and reading the prophet Isaiah.

29-30 The Spirit told Philip, “Climb into the chariot.” Running up alongside, Philip heard the eunuch reading Isaiah and asked, “Do you understand what you’re reading?”

31-33 He answered, “How can I without some help?” and invited Philip into the chariot with him. The passage he was reading was this:

As a sheep led to slaughter,

and quiet as a lamb being sheared,

He was silent, saying nothing.

He was mocked and put down, never got a fair trial.

But who now can count his kin

since he’s been taken from the earth?

34-35 The eunuch said, “Tell me, who is the prophet talking about: himself or some other?” Philip grabbed his chance. Using this passage as his text, he preached Jesus to him.

36-39 As they continued down the road, they came to a stream of water. The eunuch said, “Here’s water. Why can’t I be baptized?” He ordered the chariot to stop. They both went down to the water, and Philip baptized him on the spot. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of God suddenly took Philip off, and that was the last the eunuch saw of him. But he didn’t mind. He had what he’d come for and went on down the road as happy as he could be.

Does Baptism Save?
1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 19 After being made alive, he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits— 20 to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, 21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.

Ancient Chinese symbol for ship

Why Baptism

 

  1. It is the heart of Jesus

Matt.16-17 NLT

Meanwhile, the eleven disciples were on their way to Galilee, headed for the mountain Jesus had set for their reunion. The moment they saw him they worshiped him. Some, though, held back, not sure about worship, about risking themselves totally.

 

(NIV) 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

  1. Jesus Did It and God approved
    Matthew 3:13-17 (MSG)

13-14 Jesus then appeared, arriving at the Jordan River from Galilee. He wanted John to baptize him. John objected, “I’m the one who needs to be baptized, not you!”

15 But Jesus insisted. “Do it. God’s work, putting things right all these centuries, is coming together right now in this baptism.” So John did it.

 

(Mikvah: ritual cleansing in Old Testament)

 

16-17 The moment Jesus came up out of the baptismal waters, the skies opened up and he saw God’s Spirit—it looked like a dove—descending and landing on him. And along with the Spirit, a voice: “This is my Son, chosen and marked by my love, delight of my life.”

 

  1. Identifies You as a Believer

1 Corinthians 12:13 (NIV)

For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

 

Ephesians 4

2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

  1. Reminds You of Your Future

Romans 6:4-5 (NLT)

For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.

Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was.

Final Prayer

Revelation 7:17 NIV

For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd;

‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’

‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

HEAVENLY RAIN August 22, 2015

“My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass…”  Deuteronomy 32:2

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Healing Rain, shower me.

Oh Living Water, wash over me!

For I am weak, but You are strong.

I need You now, to set me free!

Healing Rain, flow over me,

Cleanse my hurting heart to see,

That Your love, will never cease.

Let Your Spirit, in me, increase.

Oh Healing Rain, sent from above,

Satisfy my longing for Your love.

Remove the hurt, remove the pain…

Let me see clearly, Your love again!

Wash over me, Oh Healing Rain,

Ease my sorrows, and my pain.

Let Your Spirit, to my heart give,

Your Healing Rain, so I may live!

By:  Michael Mondragon 2008

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