FIRST ONLINE PRAISE & WORSHIP SERVICES FOR THE DISABLED
“DO MIRACLES STILL HAPPEN?”
Sunday, August 8, 2015
By Rev. Margaret Aranda, MD, Ph.D.
Closing Prayer & Song: Kirstie Whitehand
Be on the Lookout! Version 2 of Dr. Aranda's No More Tears
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WELCOME! It is so wonderful to have you join us today!
CHRIST SAID, “Do not forsake the gathering of yourselves together.” Thank you so much for being here, as we gather together from all over the world in this order: – USA, Russia, Germany, France, Canada, Australia, India, China, the UK, and Indonesia. By far, the USA and Russia “lead the pack.” Let us be grateful for what we have, dear Lord, and thank you that the Word of God is being spread.
SCRIPTURE, PRAISE & WORSHIP TO OUR GOD:
Let us learn who we are in Christ, what we have in Christ, and let us rejoice in it!
QUESTION: Do you think that miracles still happen? Or are they a ‘thing’ that only happened during Christ’s time? Or a ‘thing’ that only happens if you travel to Lourdes and obtain water? Or are miracles a ‘thing’ that only happens to other people, and not YOU?
1. “As soon as He was approaching, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen, “ Luke 19:37
2. “[ Miracles at Ephesus ] God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul,” Acts 19:11
“and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues” 1 Corinthians 12:10
3. “The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with all perseverance, by signs and wonders and miracles.” 2 Corinthians 12:12
DISCUSSION: Not only were miracles used in the Old Testament (Exodus 3:20; Exodus 34:10; Judges 6:13; Psalm 78:11; Psalm 105-27; Micah 7:15), but as the Lord walked the earth, miracles were used as a primary means of showing proof to the multitudes that He was the Christ, the Son of God.
Today, we must know who we are in Christ. His miraculous Powers, which include gifts and miracles, are still with us and for us. God is everything, the Beginning and the End! We Praise His Holy Name!
“I Know Who I Am”
“God of Everything”
By Viwe Nikita
“I Give You my Heart”
Many of you do not know my story, which has continued since a tragic car accident in 2006. In fact, I started this ministry a few years after being awarded the 2011 Perseverance Award, from the Invisible Disabilities Association.
I was supposed to die. Instead, I had a near-death experience and went to the door of Heaven. I only tell my story to give you hope and inspiration, because I know your tears. I’m here to tell you that if I could survive, to live and be that one-in-a-million survivor by the prayers and supplications of God, then so can YOU! Watch:
“David Cannom, MD and Margaret Aranda-Ferrante, MD on Eyewitness LATV,
By KABC Channel 7
That is my book, No More Tears: A Physician Turned Patient Inspires Recovery, which I wrote from bed. If you can only wiggle your toes, then wiggle your toes!
FACT: Many disabled people spend weeks, months, or years trying to find a doctor that will give them a diagnosis. This frustrates both the patient and the doctors, and taxes the healthcare system as well. It can lead to patient depression, guilt, and suicide.
But we, as patients, can survive by learning to persevere in Jesus, to keep our eyes on the prize, and to be determined! We must find out our diagnosis, and God can help, if we ask.
“Even Simon himself believed; and after being baptized, he continued on with Philip, and as he observed signs and great miracles taking place, he was constantly amazed.” Acts 8:13
“Because He Lives I can Face Tomorrow”
By Standard YouTube License
LIVE ONE DAY, ONE HOUR AT A TIME, MY SISTERS AND BROTHERS! AMEN? AMEN! And as Christians, we know that GOD KNOWS our diagnosis. We can pray to God, and not put all of our hopes and dreams on mankind, right? Or we can hope and pray that God leads us to the right doctor.
QUESTION: In times of despair, do you cry? How about turning that into PRAISE instead? Who should we put our hope in? To whom do we ultimately trust with our very lives? Are you ready to surrender all to Christ?
“In Christ Alone”
By Adrienne Herschleing
By Hillsong Live
People always ask me, “How do you live through 9 years in bed?” I LEARNED to wake up every morning with no fear of death, to put all my faith in Christ, and I SHOUTED this song out of my FRONT window, to the Lord:
“Holy, Holy, Holy”
Lyrics by Reginald Heber; 1826
Composed by John B. Dykes; 1861
Did I care what my neighbors thought? NO! Would they care if I died? NO! “So I SHALL SING TO THE LORD!” “So I SHALL SING TO THE LORD!” Is it a wonder that Christ loves us through all things? Our sins, our shortcomings, our pitfalls, everything!
Lord, we thank you for forgiving us of all our sins, known and unknown. We shall do our best to live every breath for you, Lord, to be in obedience to you, to worship and praise you!
“Shout to the Lord”
“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:
PRAISE AND PRAYER REQUEST: For the African orphans of our sister ministry with Pastor Steven Mwesigwa at Hope & Joy Ministries, thank you for the donor who just fed the orphans for this month~!!! $350 given, AMEN! We ask God to shower you with gifts, as you are to be trusted.
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. $5K needed. $400 needed for children to pay off school fees & get their grades. $900 needed for children’s full school fees.
Lord, we know you can bless us so that we can bless them.
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.” There are also other evil men who kill the parents and then kidnap the children, turning them into fighters with guns. We pray for your Angels to protect the children, Lord.
PRAYER REQUEST: For all our disabled and Chronically Ill FB friends, including: Kirstie Summers, MaryAnn Gray, Tamzin, Helen Whitman Waltz, Tracy Norton, Bob Coleman-Long, Amy Cole, and so many others. Help us to bless them in daily prayer, and lead them to us so they may find comfort and healing. Lord, we ask that you perform miracles in all those whom this ministry touches, so that we may serve You with our new lives. Amen!
PRAYER REQUEST: We ask for special blessings for those who are searching for a job, a raise, housing, food, clothing, 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. Let us be a bigger and bigger blessing to more and more who are in need. Amen.
PRAISE REPORTS: That more are coming to our Services, to honor and Praise the Lord. May we lead them ever closer to you, Lord.
By Third Day
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
HOLY COMMUNION & THE LORD’S PRAYER
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.
GATHERING: Gather your bread and wine for Holy Communion. Bread, tortillas, chips, and grape juice, water, or any juice works. God understands.
SOUL PREPARATION: Prepare your heart and soul. Ask God to forgive you of your sins, both known and unknown. Forgive your enemies, and those who have caused you harm. Let it go. Let God handle it. Be obedient and righteous before God. You belong to God now.
HOLY COMMUNION SONG:
“Who am I?”
By Casting Crowns
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.
PRAYER SONG AFTER HOLY COMMUNION:
“I Give Myself Away”
By William McDowell
""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
Let us continue to be cheerful givers back to God, who blesses us. May He count is as our being good servants, so that He may bless us again, and we may tithe again in His name. Amen.
GATHER: Please put in your $5 or $10 in a jar or box, making yourself ready to donate $30/month to sponsor one child’s food for a month. My vision for 2016 is that each child has one Sponsor. To serve as an example, I have had two orphans I mother, Leah and Moses, brother and sister. I have been supporting them and the ministry as much as possible over the last six years or so. So, please help me to help them. This is not a weight. It is a joy. Let it be counted as such! As we sing this song, go put your donation away. Amen!
“I Know You’re There”
By Casting Crowns
CLOSING PRAYER BY KIRSTIE: Dear Lord, we pray today as we remember our loved ones who have fallen before us. We also pray for our loved ones that are here with us today. I say a special prayer in this Closing Prayer today for the very wonderful people Rev. Margaret Aranda and Noah Moretears. We pray they find the courage, strength and love to pass each and every day and every hour that goes by.
We pray for all men and women and the children in the world that are ill. We pray for the critically ill men, women and children that have horrid diseases that they fight day by day. We pray that your healing touches their heats and that they will recover from the diseases. Please Lord, let Your hands touch their souls and bodies. In Jesus Name, We Pray, Amen.
CLOSING SONG BY KIRSTIE: (who did not know the Service would be on the topic of “Healing,” so thank you, Holy Spirit for working within us and for us for the benefit of the Body of Christ):
“I Believe You’re my Healer”
By Aaron & Amanda Crabb
DISMISSAL: For all of you who are sick or unable to function ‘normally,’ wake up each morning anew as your eyes open, PRAISING GOD FOR ANOTHER DAY. SPEAK THANKS! SING HIS GLORIES!
See yourself getting better. Visualize your ‘healthy’ self. Feel the body, the normal body you know is inside of you. We ask you now, Lord Jesus, to heal all those within reach. Touch them, and through the power of your Holy Spirit, heal them! Begin to work a miracle! Amen!
“I Can Only Imagine”
By Alicia Keys
DISMISSAL: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord, knowing that He restores you in mind, body, soul, and spirit. Pray for His healing power, accepting it as a rightful heir in the kingdom of God, as His child. It is yours for the taking. Amen.
If you have not yet accepted Christ as your Personal Savior, this is Your Plan of Salvation.
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!
Written by Dr. Aranda while still brain-injured,
read along as it dawns on her that she is now the Patient,
and not the Doctor.
She goes to the door of Heaven and feels the No More Tears!
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