Sunday, June 21, 2015

“LIVING BY THE WORD OF GOD”

THE FIRST ONLINE PRAISE & WORSHIP FOR THE DISABLED
Sunday, June 21, 2015


James 1: 22-24
by Rev. Margaret Aranda, MD, Ph.D.



WELCOME: Fondest hellos to all, and thank you for being here to learn more about the Word of God. Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there, to all our Father’s who went home to be with Jesus, and to all the Moms who are both mother and father to their children. God Bless You All!

I’d like to share 1 John 2:17: The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. I know that my Father still lives within me. If your father has passed away, just look at your hands or your elbows. They are his, formed after his body and genes. He is still in you and with you. Amen.

 Today, we will reflect on all the words that come out of your mouth.

Why?

Because each word either brings us LIFE or DEATH.

By the time we are done, I hope you have this great understanding: “Living by the Word” IS a new way of living.

I pray that you consciously choose to speak LIFE into your world, ONE WORD AT A TIME.

Every single word that you speak brings you either life or death.

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The same concept applies with the food we eat.  Heart disease is the #1 killer in America. Are your grandchildren going to have grandparents? Or will they all have succumbed to diabetes, stroke, obesity, or heart attack?

With our food, every single day, please envision that spoon of food, and know that every single spoon that you eat either brings you LIFE or DEATH.  I have a whole chapter devoted to this concept in my newest book.

I pray that you consciously choose to eat HEALTHY all the time, ONE SPOON AT A TIME.

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Let’s say you started out your day by waking up late for work.

Then you spilled coffee with cream on your shirt, so at the last moment, you had to change it. Big show stopper.

Then you got a flat tire on the way to work.

Then the guy at triple A told you that none of your tires were good. They ALL needed immediate replacing.

Continuing to work, you spilled your coffee on the car console.

On the way home, you got rear-ended.

You are 8 months pregnant and your Ob/Gyn told you to take off of work tomorrow, and keep your feet up! What is a girl to do?

You dried your tears before your husband got home.

Your husband came home expecting the house to smell like dinner.

He was visibly disappointed when the house did not smell like garlic and onions upon his arrival.

The kids were both visiting with friends, as now it is summertime, and neither one of the dogs got up to greet him.

You were just sitting on the couch with your feet up, and he got very, very mad.  

With tears dripping down your face, you point to your belly, and then you told him about the rear-ending of the car.
You didn’t mean to, but you just started crying and crying while his stomach was audibly growling.

You know how a day like this would normally go.  Frustration, anger, worry, and ‘feeling like a total failure’ would be the norm for most pregnant women.

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Today, we are going to hit “Rewind”, using the Word of God to think of the Bible and what God says about the situation.

At every spoken opportunity we will learn to “respond” and not “react” to each different situation.

We will learn to use our “Biblical Words,” much like a pre-school child learns to ‘use your words.’

In order for this to work, you have to stop the dynamics that go from your brain to your mouth.

You need to re-route your responses, so that your mouth is only speaking the Word of God into every single situation. In this way, you will grow up in the Word, leaving behind the carnal nature and living on a higher, more spiritual plateau.

You will be more pleasing to God as you PROVE YOURSELVES to Him, and you will sharpen your two-edged Sword. The Word of God will live, breathe, and invade your soul so that ALL you speak in difficult situations is.....

The Word of God.


Let us look at the Book of James, Chapter 1, verses 22-24:

22: “But prove yourselves doers of the Word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.

23: For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror;

24: For once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.”

Let us Praise the Lord on High, who loves us, and wants us to have hearts filled with love, praise, positivity, warmth, goodness, and kindness. For our God is also El (The) Shaddai (THE ALMIGHTY GOD). Let us treat Him as our God, and commit ourselves to live as He told us to live.

OPENING SONGS:

1. “El Shadddai”
By Amy Grant

2. “As the Deer”
By Eddie James

3.  “I’m Yours”
By Hillsong

Our God has just begun to work in us! Amen!  Let us listen to the Word of God:

SCRIPTURE READING:
HEBREWS 4:12

GENERAL SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY:  To be used whether you are having a “good” day or a “bad” day, this is a great verse to say upon awakening in the morning, or even if you have arthritis or leukemia/lymphoma (bone marrow problems):

Hebrews 4:12: “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit and of joints and marrows, and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

1. Lets look at Scriptures that delve into the word of God into more depth, to see what commonalities we may find:

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
  
Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.

and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I shall find out, not the words of those who are arrogant but their power.

For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power.

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2. Let us look at Scripture that speaks of love:

You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

“Now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require from you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

1 Thessalonians 3:11-12
11: Now may our God and Father Himself and Jesus Our Lord, direct our way to you;

12: And may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in Love for one another, and for all men, just as we also do for you;

13: So that He may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of Our Lord Jesus with all His saints.

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SERMON:
Item by item, we are going to show you how to be a DOER of the Word, how to speak LIFE into your life, and how to please God by trusting in Him.  Bless us Lord, to open our ears and our eyes to Your Word, which lives forevermore within us, where no man can take it away. Amen.

PROBLEM:                                                                      
 1. Waking up late for work, thinking
 “I am too tired.”                           
 SCRIPTURE: “I will give you rest.” 
       (Matthew 11:28-30)

 “Just great. I’m going to be late again. Lord, help me.”
SCRIPTURE: “He must become greater. 
I must become less.”   
(John 3:30)

  2. You spilled coffee on your shirt, thinking
  “Oh! No!” (W@)@($*%!)            
 SCRIPTURE: “I will sing to the Lord for He has been good to me.” 
      (Psalms 13:6)

  “I can’t go on.”                         
 SCRIPTURE: “My grace is sufficient.” 
       (2 Corinth 12:9)

  3. Flat tire on the way to work,                             
 “It’s impossible!”                                
 SCRIPTURE: “Pray without ceasing.” 
       (1 Thess 5:17)

 “I feel all alone.”                      
 SCRIPTURE: “I will never leave you.” 
       (Hebrews 13:5)
                                                      

  4. All your tires need replacing.                         

  “I don’ t know what to do.”
  SCRIPTURE: “He who began a good work in you
 will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”           
        (Philippians 1:6)

  “I am not able.”                                           
  SCRIPTURE: “I am able.”   
        (2 Corinth 9:8)
                           
  5. You spilled your water on the car console.
  And you think, “I can’t figure things out.”
  SCRIPTURE: “I will direct your steps.” 
       (Proverbs 3: 5-6)

  “I’m afraid.”                                     
  SCRIPTURE: “I have not given you fear.” 
       (2 Tim 1:7)

  6. You got rear-ended, thinking,
  “Ahhhh! How am I supposed to manage this one?”
SCRIPTURE: “I will supply you with all your needs 
     (Philipians 4:19)

  “I can’t do it.”                      
  SCRIPTURE: “You can do all things.  
      (Philippians 4: 13)

  7. You are 8 mo pregnant, and now you have to take off work.
  “It’s impossible.”    
  SCRIPTURE: "All things are possible.” 
       (Luke 18:27)

“I’m just not smart enough.”  
SCRIPTURE:  “I will give you wisdom.” 
      (1 Corinth 1:30)

8. Your husband came home to no dinner, no kids, and no dogs.
“Nobody loves me.”                          
SCRIPTURE: “I love you.” 
      (John 3:16)

“I can’t forgive myself.”           
SCRIPTURE:   “I forgive you.” 
      (Romans 8:1)

9. You tell your husband that you got rear-ended and have to take off work.
 “I feel all alone.”                                   
 SCRIPTURE: “I will never leave you." 
       (Hebrews 13:5)

 “It is not worth it.”                      
 SCRIPTURE:  “It will be worth it.” 
       (Romans 8:28)

What a loving, forgiving, helpful, encouraging, God we have, 
Amen! He never leaves us. He thinks we are so worthy that He sent His Son to die for us!

 He says we can do anything, nothing is impossible, and that He will give us rest and direct our steps and give us wisdom on top of that! THANK YOU, JESUS! He gave and gave and gave!

 WORSHIP SONGS:
 By Hillsong


 2.      “Agnus Dei”
 By Jotta A.


 HOLY COMMUNION: Before we partake in Holy Communion, we  assure that we are:
 (1)        Born Again, and that
 (2)        We have forgiven all others and that
 (3)        We plan to be Baptized in Water by immersion, as we die to ourselves  while under the water, and become alive to Christ as we are raised from the  water to breathe anew. We tell someone of this new life, to solidify and  seal our fate as a Christian.

 Please gather together your bread and wine, as the body and blood of  Christ, which He asked us to do when we gather in His name. We do this in  remembrance of Him. Go ahead and gather your items now, but hold on to  them until after our Tithes & Offerings.

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DONATIONS and NEEDS:  We are stocking the pantry for Pastor Steven Mwesigwa in Kampala, Uganda, as God is meeting the needs of the orphans there. Help us to help others as you lead, dear Lord. To donate, please talk on FB to Steven Mwesigwa directly.

GO PUT YOUR FUNDS IN A SHOEBOX OR A JAR:  Save your pennies and give once/month, or once/3 months, if you can. This is your time to go sock it away.

TITHES & OFFERINGS: Remember that God loves a cheerful giver!

Esther Mui


By You Tube


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BEFORE HOLY COMMUNION, YOU MUST MEET THESE CRITERIA.  And if you don’t, it is ok. Just sit this one out & talk to us at Service’s ending. We are here for you:

1.   Be a Born Again Christian (stay at Service’s end for this)

2.   Confess your Sins to God;

3.   Forgive if you have anything against anyone;

TAKE COMMUNION: As Christ wanted us to do:
In Remembrance of His death.
WAIT FOR ALL OF US TO DO THIS TOGETHER AT ONCE

 BEFORE TAKING HOLY COMMUNION:
 By Cheri Keaggy


 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
 By Esther Mui


PREPARATION FOR HOLY COMMUNION:
SAY THE “OUR FATHER”, AS CHRIST TAUGHT US TO PRAY:
Let us take Holy Communion together, after saying the Our Father, as Jesus told us to pray. The Our Father has every prayer in it that needs to be said before Holy Communion. Say this out loud:

THE OUR FATHER
Our Father, Who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy Will be done,
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory.
Forever and ever. Amen.

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TOGETHER WE PARTAKE IN HOLY COMMUNION:
We proceed with Holy Communion, in Remembrance of Christ’s death:

TAKING THE BODY: We break off the bread, eat it as His Body, and remember His death for us. Amen. As we chew it and swallow it, it cleanses our bodies and our souls. (Eat the bread.)

TAKING THE BLOOD: We drink the wine that signifies His blood, for the shedding of all sins, as Christ died and took our place for us on The Cross. (Drink the wine.)

You may sit or kneel after taking Holy Communion, remembering Christ’s death for you. Christ does not want us to forget it. God is a forgiving God full of love and mercy for us, and He left the sacrifice of His only Son, Jesus Christ, as the Way, the Truth, and the Light. Close your eyes and feel your body being rejuvenated by the Power of the Holy Spirit!

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CLOSING PRAYER: Praise Your Name, dear Jesus, and thanks be to you, Holy Father, for letting us live in a place where we can worship and glorify your name on High!

Thank you for forgiving my sins, help me to forgive others, teach me to love my enemies, and let my soul sing your praises day and night!

Help us minister to those whom You send, and show us your mercy and kindness every day, just as we show forgiveness, mercy, and kindness to our fellow neighbor. In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.

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DISMISSAL: You are dismissed. If you can, stay and help just by praying that we bring more of the unsaved into our Ministry.

We need the disabled, the hurting, the suffering, the mistreated, the misguided, the outcasts, the souls to save for all of eternity!

We need to watch every word that comes out of our mouths, to ensure that it is consistent with the Word of God! Help us, Lord, to “re-learn” how to “USE OUR WORDS!”

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 CLOSING SONGS:
 By Matt Redman

 By Jonathan Nelson


THE GREAT COMMISSION: Go now, in peace, to spread the Gospel to all nations, with blessings in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

DISMISSAL SONG:
 By Third Day


Go now, and Spread the Word of God 
to all the Ends of the Earth!

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FORGIVENESS & SALVATION TO BE BORN AGAIN:

To be “born again,” please note the PLAN OF SALVATION:
1.   All have sinned. (Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8)
2.   There is a penalty for sin (Romans 6:23; John 3:18)
3.   You cannot save yourself (Titus 3:5; James 2:10)
4.   Salvation has been provided (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:16; John 14:6)
5.   The conditions are simple:    A. Repent (Luke 13:3); B Confess (1 John 1:9; Romans 10:9); C. Believe (Acts 16:31)
6.   Now is your time for a Decision (Joshua 24:15; 2 Corinth 6:2)

Do you repent for your sins?
Do you confess your sins to the Lord?
Do you accept the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God, into your heart?

If you answer “yes” to all these questions, you are now a Born Again Christian! We love you! Welcome to the body of Christ! Confess it with your mouth, or write it here! You must say it out loud!  Praise the Lord!





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JUNE 28, 2009

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