God Bless You as you go about your daily works, whether they be of song, praise, work, pain, suffering, being an outcast, being isolated, being forgotten, or being persecuted. God sees everything and He is storing up treasures for you in Heaven, where nothing will ever decay. Amen.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
“WHAT IS HIS NAME?”
“WHAT IS HIS NAME?”
Sunday, August 1, 2015
By Rev. Margaret Aranda, MD, Ph.D.
Closing Prayer & Song: Kirstie Whitehand
Scripture References: Randy Smith and Briana Baca
CHRIST SAID, “Do not forsake the gathering of yourselves together.”
After nine years in bed myself, and making it to church only to literally lay down in the pew, the Lord led me to start this Online Service for the disabled, homebound, teens, and anyone who just can not find a church nearby. We gather together all around the world.
SCRIPTURE, PRAISE & WORSHIP TO OUR GOD!
Who deserves our adoration and worship?
He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. (Ac 5:31)
Who is Our Savior?
For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:11).
And what is His NAME?
From the descendants of this man, according to promise, God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, (Acts 13:23)
1. “His Name is Jesus”
By Standard YouTube License
Do you surrender all that you are, all that you do, to Jesus?
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. (1 Peter 3:15a)
And He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf (2 Corinthians 5:15)
2. “I Surrender”
By Hillsong Live
What does this world really have for you? Whom do you follow? Christ or the evil one? A man cannot have two masters.
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” (Matthew 6:24)
Light and darkness cannot exist together.
"This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:5-7)"
Who is your rescue?
"[Jesus Christ ] who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.” (Galatians 1:4)
Who saves you?
They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." Acts 16:31
Who will you follow, and do you expect it to be easy?
“And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” (Luke 9:23)
4. “Power of Your Love”
By Darlene Zschech
You say that you love the Lord. Really?
"And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." Mathew 22:37
Do you know that the Lord reigns over all the world, over all the sky, and all the waters?
“And the LORD will be king over all the earth; in that day the LORD will be the only one, and His name the only one.” Zechariah 14:9
Where does He fit into your life? Who knows He is in you?
Does He reign in your thoughts, words, and does your life reflect Him?
"And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful." Colossians 3:15
Were you like that before, and you need to be re-committed to Him?
5. “Lord Reign in Me”
Do you know how much the Lord loves you?
"so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.” (Ephesian 3:17-19)
He loves you more than you know, because His love is pure and wholehearted, devoted, and full of adoration for You.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Doesn’t that make you feel happy? Doesn’t that make you feel like dancing with joy?
"And David was dancing before the LORD with all his might, and David was wearing a linen ephod." 2 Samuel 6:14
"Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!" Psalm 98:4
Let the magnitude, the breadth, the width, and height of His Love for YOU sink in today. Just one iota of this revelation will give you shivers.
6. “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever”
7. “Who am I?”
By Casting Crowns
“I AM YOURS, LORD,” Let us pray this every day.
What does all His Love and Comfort make you want to do?
Don’t you want to just shout out to Him and praise Him?
"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. (Psalm 8 98:4)"
The mountains shall bow down and the seas will roar that Jesus is Lord.
"Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises... Let the sea roar and all it contains, The world and those who dwell in it. Let the rivers clap their hands, Let the mountains sing together for joy (Psalm 98:4, 7-8)"
Even the rocks will cry out that Jesus Christ is Lord!!!
"Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, 'Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.' But Jesus answered, 'I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!' (Luke 19:39-40)"
8. “Shout to the Lord”
By Darlene Zschech
9. “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”
We Worship You, Lord, and Come before You with our Requests & Praises. We honor You as we keep You in our lives:
PRAYER REQUEST: You may enter a Prayer Request any time during the entire Service, except during Holy Communion.
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: For the African orphans of our sister ministry with Pastor Steven Mwesigwa at Hope & Joy Ministries. Let us have FAITH to move mountains so that donations may be given for them to buy their own land. They DO wish to be self-sufficient. Let us help them make it so.
PRAYER REQUEST: Pastor Steven Mwesigwa asks we agree with him for protection against a “BISAKA OWOBUSOBOZI” who calls himself God and “channels people to his evil work.” Amen.
PRAYER REQUEST: For all our disabled and Chronically Ill FB friends, including: Tamzin, Helen Whitman Waltz, Tracy Norton, Bob Coleman-Long, Amy Cole, and others. Help us to bless them in daily prayer.
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.
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 ACTUALLY judges us, and WE JUDGE OURSELVES 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
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 grape juice, water, or any juice works.
Prepare your heart and soul.
10. “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.
11. “All That I Have”
DONATIONS and NEEDS:
""Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, 'How have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings." Malachi 3:8
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!
Who has given to this ministry? Ask yourselves. God expects us to tithe to support the ministry and its needs. He does not expect the Reverend to work at McDonalds. Travelling missionaries do not stay at hotels. They stay in the homes of people who are from a church or ministry. What do you tithe? When do you tithe? You need to tithe, or God says that you rob from Him.
DONATION SONG: as We are Cheerful Givers to Tithe!
12. “Open the Eyes of my Heart, Lord”
By Don Moen
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 their 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 the hospital. Make your light shine upon them with the healing they all need! May your healing light shine on all those that ask for your healing at this hour!
May we also forgive those who have been terrible and who have wronged us by the devil as he tries to take our lives in his hands. Let us keep our Armor of God on at all times.
May we bless Rev. Margaret Aranda for doing all Thursday Bible Studies and Sunday Services, and may she be at peace with everything and not have to worry a lot. I ask for your light to shine down on her too.
Let us all find the courage, strength and love to carry on with our daily lives. We thank you for touching so many souls already with your light of healing. Let every child in Africa have food and water that they need, also let them have clothes and shoes, medication that they need to survive. Lord, please help pastor Steven get as much donations from around the world. In Jesus name we pray, Amen!
13. “He Will Make a Way”
By Allelulia Music
Have faith bigger than any mountain, deeper than any ocean. Do not put God in a box. He won’t ever fit into a box. Remember that we are but mankind, and He is GOD. Go now in peace to love and serve one another. Forgive your neighbor. I beseech you, blessing you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
I leave this as your parting song:
14. “I Can Only Imagine”
By Alicia Keys
You may stop the Playlist, or continue to sing songs to the Lord.
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 Word of God to all the Ends of the Earth!
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