Saturday, August 1, 2015

“The Two-Packaged Deal”

FIRST ONLINE BIBLE STUDY SERVICES FOR THE DISABLED

“The Two-Packaged Deal”

Thursday, July 30, 2015
By Rev. Margaret Aranda, MD, Ph.D.
Bible Scripture Written by Randy Smith:  John 6:60-71
Closing Prayer by Kirstie Whitehand





WELCOME! CHRIST SAID, “Do not forsake the gathering of yourselves together.”

Well, have you ever thought about it? How are the disabled supposed to ‘gather together’ if they can’t make it to a church or gathering? What about the lost and forgotten? What about the teens who have no car? THIS is for YOU. And everyone.

OPENING SONGS:

“How Great is Our God”
By Chris Tomlin

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“Here I am to Worship”
By Hillsong
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“How Great Thou Art”
By YouTube
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“Open the Eyes of My Heart”
By Michael W. Smith
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“Here for You”
By Matt Redman
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We Worship You, Lord, and Come before You with our Requests. We honor You as we keep You in our lives:

PRAYER REQUEST: For Kirstie, that she would be healed of her sickness, and that the doctors and nurses would be enlightened as to her condition.

PRAYER REQUEST: First and foremost in my soul is not just prayers for the African orphans of our sister ministry with Pastor Steven Mwesigwa at Hope & Joy Ministries.

Let us to have FAITH that God will bless those who give. At the time of DONATION, gather your change and bills into a jar or shoebox, keep the music going, and pray all the way! Be a “DOER” of the Word!

THAT is what separates us from other ministries!

PRAYER REQUEST: Pastor Steven Mwesigwa also asks we agree with him for protection against a “BISAKA OWOBUSOBOZI” who calls himself God and “channels people to his evil work.” It sounds like all fear this man, and Christ has already conquered the evil one! So when you pray morning and night, agree with us together that his orphans have Angels protecting them always.  Amen.


PRAYER REQUEST: Tamzin and her mother, they both continue to be in the hospital. We pray for a kidney for donation, dear Lord. Amen.

PRAYER REQUEST: For all our disabled and Chronically Ill FB friends, including: Helen Waltz, Tracy Norton, Bob Coleman-Long, Amy Cole. Help us to know that we are just on earth as in a “hotel” and that our real home is in Heaven. Help them to bear their own Cross, as Christ did for us. Help them to die to themselves and become alive to Christ. And finally, help them to accept healing, and then to go proclaim Your Love to the world!

PRAYER REQUEST:  We ask for special blessings for those who are searching for a job, or a raise, or a better economic position.

PRAYER REQUEST: That we continue to grow, multiply, love, spread peace, clothe the poor, feed our orphans and widows, and serve you, Lord.

PRAYER REQUEST: That we can unashamedly and wholeheartedly PRAISE & WORSHIP God today! Let Jesus be exalted as we lift our voices to give Him our lives, our souls, and all the Praises and adoration He deserves.

PRAYER REQUEST:  Please enter here if you have any other prayer requests:

PRAISE REPORTS:  I praise you Lord, for allowing your Holy Spirit to dwell within and amongst us. Let those who have ears to hear, listen to the Word of God.


Title:  “The Two-Packaged Deal”



SCRIPTURE:  John 6:60-71
Title:  “The Two-Package Deal”

60 Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this said, “This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?”

61 But Jesus, conscious that His disciples grumbled at this, said to them, “Does this cause you to stumble?

62 What then if you see the Son of Man ascending to where He was before?

63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

64 But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was that would betray Him.

65 And He was saying, “For this reason I have said to you, that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted him from the Father.”

66 As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore.

67 So Jesus said to the twelve, “You do not want to go away also, do you?”

68 Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.

69 We have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God.”

70 Jesus answered them, “Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is a devil?”

71 Now He meant Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the twelve, was going to betray Him.



DISCUSSION:
At first, there were “many” disciples (verses 60 – 63). Christ speaks of the majority of them, who were “stumbling” and “grumbling,” = questioning His word.

He elevates the spirituality of the scenario, going from Holy Communion and eating His Body & drinking His Blood, to:

His ascension into Heaven;

His Words giving spirit and life;

And knowing that some would not believe (verse 64), as well as who would ultimately betray Him.

Verse 65, I believe, is the most important verse in this cluster. “No one can go to Me unless it has been granted to Him by the Father.”
“We know there are many, many scriptures saying that The Way to God is through His Son.”

“If we deny Christ, He will deny us before God.”

“No one goes to the Father except he be born again through the Son.”

Even on TV, The Bachelorette Show, the main lady said she was “A Two-Package Deal” together with her son:

“If a man wants me, he has to accept my son, too. We are a Two-Packaged Deal.”

We know this, and we feel this in the carnal world. How much more should God feel this, when He  sent His Son to be brutally whipped, hung on a cross, humiliated and carry our sins for us?

Verses 66 – 69: Sounds like a bunch of men got up and walked out, never to be seen again. Jesus then made sure that the 12 still wanted to follow him, reaffirming their faith in Him. They had to say it with THEIR mouths.

Peter said with a shrug and his hands out, worried expression on his face (I can imagine), “Where else can we go? We believe in YOU, Lord, for YOU are Eternal Life.” To the 12, there was NO WHERE else to go. No one else to follow. No place else they would rather be.

And Christ speaks His own confusion or fact aloud, stating that He chose the 12, yet one was a “DEVIL” who would betray Him. So DEVILS existed, yes? He called it like it was.
This is the Word of God.

INVITATION SONG:

“Lead Me to the Cross”
By Hillsong
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INVITATION AND RENEWAL PRAYER: Do you want to accept Christ as your personal Savior?

If you have not yet said this prayer ALOUD to accept Jesus as your Lord and Personal Savior, you can do so now: “Lord, I have not accepted You fully into my heart, or I did once long ago, and have strayed. I ask that you forgive my sins, enter my heart, and stay with me forevermore. I thank you that by grace alone, and your death on the cross, I can enter Heaven to be together with you.”

If you have said this prayer in earnest, please stay after the service for Counsel and make sure we get a Mentor for you, so that we can disciple you from a ‘baby’ Christian to a ‘fully-grown’ Christian who is then able to lead. We then go out to all ends of the earth, spreading the Gospel or supporting those that do so. Amen!




PREPARATION FOR HOLY COMMUNION: Until I studied it myself, I did not realize how seriously God judges us for taking Holy Communion. It is Holy.

We are not to take it if we are sinning, or it is blasphemy against OURSELVES and the Lord. I encourage you not to take Holy Communion until after watching my short version (31 min) of my Bible Study on it: https://youtu.be/RIW44PDgM6w and the Sermon version at: https://youtu.be/cGExxw8gzdk
Thank you.



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 together:

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.

Gather your bread and wine for Holy Communion.
Bread, tortillas, chips, and grapejuice, water, or any juice works.
God understands.


COMMUNION SONG:
“We Fall Down”
By Chris Tomlin



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.

 All That I Have
Esther Mui


DONATIONS and NEEDS:  Pastor Mwesigwa needs $350/mo to feed the orphans. May people “adopt” a child for $30/mo. May our tithes and offerings cheerfully be given to meet their needs, Lord, as You love a “Cheerful Giver.” Speak with him directly through FaceBook, please.
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. Do this happily! Go now!


DONATION SONG

“Give Thanks”
By Don Moen
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CLOSING PRAYER BY KIRSTIE: Dear Lord, we bow our heads today in silence and in remembrance of those who have lost their lives, we pray for there loved ones to have NO MORE TEARS for now their loved ones are at peace in heaven. We pray for the many elderly men and women who are critical and for the children and young adults that are critically ill in hospital, make your light shine upon them with the healing they all need. In Jesus name, we pray Amen!


CLOSING SONG:

“Agnus Dei”
By Jotta A.



DISMISSAL:  Holy Spirit, thank you for bringing your presence into our lives today. Let us make our bodies holy and pleasing to you. Guide us, Lead us, Form us to the Will of God. Let us gain holiness in God’s eyes.

Keep your heart and soul and mind and body full of love, positive outlook, and a winning WARRIOR attitude for YOU are in God’s spiritual army against evil forces. God gave us everything to overcome this war. So go. Win.

Go now in peace to love and serve one another. Forgive your neighbor. I bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

I leave this as your parting song:


“Soul on Fire”
By Third Day




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FOR YOUR USE:

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!


Go now, and Spread the Gospel to all the Earth! This IS the Great Commission that Christ Himself told us to do! Amen! Go in joy and happiness! See you on Sunday at 1:00 pm~ 













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