Saturday, July 4, 2015

"The Lord Giveth, and The Lord Taketh Away"


by Rev. Margaret Aranda, MD, Ph.D.

THE FIRST ONLINE BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DISABLED

Thursday, June 21, 2015


WELCOME! This is the Day that the Lord has made! Let us be glad and rejoice in it! We have special prayers for the sick, the lost, and the depressed. We have God’s Word, which is a light unto their paths.



SCRIPTURE READINGJohn 5:25-47

25 Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
 
26 For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself;
 
27 and He gave Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man.
 
28 Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice,
 
29 and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.
 
30 “I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
 
31“If I alone testify about Myself, My testimony is not true.
 
32 There is another who testifies of Me, and I know that the testimony which He gives about Me is true.
          
33 You have sent to John, and he has testified to the truth.
 
34 But the testimony which I receive is not from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved.
 
35 He was the lamp that was burning and was shining and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.
 
36 But the testimony which I have is greater than the testimony of John; for the works which the Father has given Me to accomplish—the very works that I do—testify about Me, that the Father has sent Me.
 
37 And the Father who sent Me, He has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time nor seen His form.
 
38 You do not have His word abiding in you, for you do not believe Him whom He sent.
 
39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me;
 
40 and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.
 
41 I do not receive glory from men;
 
42 but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves.
 
43 I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him.
 
44 How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?
 
45 Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope. ”
 
46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me.
 
47 But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?


SERMON AND SONGS:
Let us rejoice in this day that God has made, for we never know what miracles or blessings we can give or receive! We shall sing songs and speak prayers of faith, belief, healing, health, delight, and salvation to our starving spirits.

Did they take Jesus seriously? No. Did they have faith or belief?
Do you take the Bible seriously?
When was the last time you talked to non-believers about the Bible? In front of tens of thousands of people, here is what one person said:

1.  “Bob Dylan- Second Coming of Christ”
by Bob Dylan


The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away.

Do you, as a Christian, take God for granted, or actually PRAY that you will keep what you have and continue to amass MORE and MORE?

CLOSE YOUR EYES AND THINK ABOUT IT FOR 2 SEC. THEN OPEN YOUR EYES.

I CHASTISE YOU IN THE HOLY SPIRIT:

THE LORD GIVES: Don’t you know that He can renew your spirit? Amen!

THE LORD TAKETH AWAY: DON’T YOU KNOW THAT HE CAN cast you away from His presence? Dear Lord!

THE LORD GIVES: DON’T YOU KNOW THAT HE CAN create a pure heart in you?
Or do you even LONG and PRAY for a pure heart?

THE LORD TAKETH AWAY: DON’T YOU KNOW THAT HE CAN take away the Holy Spirit from you? It is the truth, my brothers and sisters!

AND YOU MUST KNOW THE LORD GIVES: HE CAN renew that joy of your NEW SALVATION? Do you even remember that joy? Bring it back!

Can anything be better? Amen!


LET US WORSHIP HIM TOGETHER:

2. “Create in me a Clean Heart and Renew a Right Spirit within me
By Keith Green
(Psalm 51: 10-11)

We are constantly barraged with the sins of the flesh, the volatility of the eyes and what they see, the madness and the irrational, wanton value that we put on material things, and the arguments of yesterday that we cannot even remember today!

Let us ask Our God to change our hearts, so that we can be like Him.

Let us be true Believers of the Word.

Let us rise up with a rejuvenated Spirit and a rededication of our souls to live up to the judgement of Our Lord Jesus!

MAY YOU LOOK UPON US AS SERVING SOULS, WILLING AND WAITING TO DO YOUR WORK!

3. “Change My Heart Oh God
Owned by You Tube

It is not enough to “believe” that Jesus is the Son of God. It is not enough to say it.

We must PROCLAIM it to all the ends of the earth!

If we are not personally going to Africa to bring orphans up in the Lord, then we must support them in their food and education.

Christ is calling in the night, “Whom shall I send?” What is your answer? “WHOM SHALL I SEND?”

4. “Here I am, Lord
Owned by You Tube


Hold those that are near and dear to you. Hold them and love them, and act like today is the last day you will ever see them again.

Do not assume anything in this life. Do not assume tomorrow will come for you.

Do not count on anything or any one in this life.

Only count on Our Lord and Our God!

When was the last time that you praised God’s Holy Name?

Worshipped Our Lord for dying for us?

We need to open our eyes every morning, and PRAISE THE LORD for another day! God is MORE than deserving of our Praise! 

5. “How Great Thou Art
Owned by You Tube


PREPARATION FOR HOLY COMMUNION:
We will take Holy Communion today, in Remembrance of Christ's death for our sins. Please have unleavened bread or regular bread or tortillas ready; please also have red wine, red grape juice, or water ready at your table or bedside.

PRAYER REQUESTS:  We pray for Steven Mwesigwa and our orphans, Amy Coleman, Bob Coleman-Long, Noah Moretears, Kirstie, Helen Whitman Waltz, Larry Cooper, John Denhollander, our widows, Kirstie’s family, Dr. Allen Roberts, runaway teenagers, foster children, building an academic boarding school for teens, and for all those who are sick. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

PRAYER REQUESTS:  Lord, bless all who are depressed or thinking of suicide, that they have clear knowledge in their hearts that You know the number of hairs on their head, and You have their names written on Your Hand. Give them hope, love, healing, rest, and your peace. Amen.

PRAISE REPORTS:  Dear Lord, thank you for all You are, for coming to earth to serve as a living sacrifice and die for our sins. Thank you, God, for healing broken hearts with your love that can never be taken from our children and our teens.

DONATIONS and NEEDS: Praise God the Orphans are Fed!  Thank you, God’s Children, for meeting this need of our brothers and sisters in Christ. With the Fall approaching, there is a need to continue to stock the pantry so food is not gone again. Please bless missionary Pastor Steven Mwesigwa in Kampala, Uganda, as God is meeting the needs of the orphans.


PREPARATION FOR HOLY COMMUNION
at each Service:

FIRST NEEDED:
 (1) We accept Christ as our Personal Savior;

(2) We ask God to forgive our own sins, both known and unknown;

(3) We ask God to forgive if we have hatred or distaste toward anyone else;

(4) Stay for prayer afterwards and do not take Holy Communion, if any of these are missing.

We reflect on our sins, the forgiveness of others, and ask God to make us clean and holy to Him.


6.      “In Remembrance of Me
By Cheri Keaggy

7.      Nothing but the Blood of Jesus
By Leah Mari


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:

THE LORD'S PRAYER
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 sins
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.



TOGETHER WE PARTAKE:
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.)

OR.....You may also simply dip the bread into the wine, and then chew the bread.

Continue in prayer, cleansing your soul anew. Feel it course through your veins, healing and cleansing your body and soul. It is healing.


COMMUNION SONG:
8. I Can Only Imagine
By MercyMe


CLOSING PRAYER: Praise Your Name, dear Jesus, and thanks be to you, Holy Father, for letting me live in a place where I 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! In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

CLOSING SONGS:
Go out to all nations, and do not be afraid to Praise Thy God!

9. “Hallelujah
Alexandra Burke from “The X-Factor”

10. “Amazing Grace
Whitney Houston LIVE


Remember that no matter the circumstances you are in, God is BIGGER! 

DISMISSAL SONG:
11. “Praise You in This Storm
Casting Crowns

DISMISSAL: Go in peace to love and glorify Our Savior, Jesus Christ, and Our Holy Father God! Forgive others! Forgive your enemies! Read your Bible! Let not any blessing be taken from you, and be bold in Jesus’ Name, the Name Above all Names! Amen.

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YOU NEED TO MEMORIZE SCRIPTURE TO SAVE SOULS, or IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ACCEPT CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR NOW, THIS IS ONE MANNER YOU MAY USE:

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)

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! You are now a brother or sister of mine! God is your "Abba," your "Daddy!"

Welcome to the body of Christ! 
Confess it with your mouth, or write it here! 
You must say it out loud! 
Praise the Lord!

THE GREAT COMMISSION: Go now, and Spread the Word of God to all the Ends of the Earth!


SAVING SONG:

“Blessed Be Your Name”
By Matt Redman

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. See you on Sunday, 1:00 pm PST for Praise & Worship Service. We shall take Holy Communion at every Service.

2. All Services can be found here: https://www.drmargaretaranda.blogspot.com or on Google+ Collections:
  a. Sunday Praise & Worship:                https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/Ubr4e
  b. Thursday Bible Study:


3. For our general You Tube video on Christ’s Holy Communion see: https://youtu.be/cGExxw8gzdk 

4. For our You Tube video that goes through Holy Communion Scripture by Scripture and in detail, see: https://youtu.be/RIW44PDgM6w

Thank You for being Loyal and Dedicated,
Committed to the Word of God.
God sees Everything.
















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