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GOD's W.I.T. 1997 Issues    God's Words Is Truth
 

January

Table of Contents:

Pastor Commentary
Bible Questions
Memory Verses
Inspiring Verses
Words For Thought
Read Bible in a Year
Poem

 "Pastor Commentary"

"......and declared to be the SON OF GOD with power......" Roman 1:4 NKJV
Dear Brethren: Jesus affirmed who He was by His power. He did many wonderful works. He arose from the dead! He now empowers His church. Let us affirm who we are ......the people of God! Let us affirm our identity through the power of the Holy Spirit for 1997! We have much to do and we need HIS power to enable us. Let us pray and seek the Lord's face as we are upon our knees. God will then give us our greatest year yet. God bless you. Thanks for a wonderful 1998! Now in faith we shall obey and have a fantastic 1998!

God Bless
Until Later
Brother Terry

January 98 Bible Questions

DON'T BE FOOLISH!

The answers for these Bible questions are in the book of Proverbs. Fill in the blanks.

1. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise _________ and _________."
2. "The lips of the righteous feed many: out fools die for want of _______ ."
3. "A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is _______."
4. "Understanding is a well-spring of life unto him that hath it: but he instruction of fools is ________."
5. "A fool's ________ enter into contention...." 6. "A fool's mouth is his _______, and is his lips are the snare of his soul."
7. A foolish son is a ________ to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him."
8. "Seest thou a man wise in his own _______? there is more hope of a fool than of him."
9. "The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a ________ in the mouth of fools."
10. "The great God that formed all things both ________ the fool, and _________ transgressors."

January 98 Memory verses for you!

They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household." Act's 16:31

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows Galatians 6:7

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.". Deuteronomy 31:6

INSPIRING VERSES

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31

I am the bread of life.
John 6:48

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 13:8

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Proverbs 31:30

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Philippians
4:13

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
2 Thessalonians 3:16

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalms 37:4

(These verses came from NIV)

READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR  

January 98 read: Genesis 1 - 50, Job 1 - 42, Exodus 1 - 13

Word for thought for January 98!

To have a heart for God, give God your heart.

God love is persistent but never pushy.

Only Christ writes life real success stories.

Dedication to Christ is not a one-time choice but a daily challenge.

Without Christ we're not ready to die; with Christ we have every reason to live.

If you say, " I'm no worse than the rest," You'll fail life's ultimate test.

Faith in God is the essential element for spiritual change.

If Christ is the center of your life, you'll always be focused on Him.

God keeps his WORD. You can count on it!

Give sin an inch and it will take a mile.

JANUARY 98 POEM

GOD ANSWER PRAYER

Sometimes, when heart are weak,
He gives the very gifts
believers seek.
But often faith
Must learn a deeper rest
And trust God's silence
When he doesn't speak;
For he whose name is Love
Will send the best.
Stars may burn out, nor mountain walls endure,
But God is true,
His promises are sure . . .
. . . for those seek .

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February

Table of Contents:

Pastor Commentary
Bible Questions
Memory Verses
Inspiring Verses
Words For Thought
Read Bible in a Year
Poem

"Pastor Commentary"

FOR WITHOUT ME, YOU CAN DO NOTHING." John 15:5 NKJV Greetings in the name of Jesus! What a great year that is before us! There is so much work to do and so many lost people, unchurched people and people with needs! And there are so few people, so little money and resources to help with these needs. We need God! Prayer is the key. We need to pray for ourselves, others, and praise the Lord for the victory we will ask for! We need to choose prayer partners within our church. We need to pray in our Sunday School Classes. Every committee and every oraganization within our church needs to pray for the Lord's guiding and anointing and blessing! When we pray both privately and publically and we are repentant and committed, God will take note. He will forgive, heal, and move upon you and I. Please join me in praying for power, for more labores, for lost souls to be saved and for the body of Christ to be built up and honor our Lord! Amen! Thank you for your love and let us remember the words of Jesus,

God Bless
Until Later
Brother Terry

February 98 Bible Questions

WE'RE FAMILY

The church has always believed that God established the family as The basic unit of society. "We're family" is a statement of Justifiable pride, if it's an expression of love. Can you Identify the relative (second column) of the person in the first Column, and the relationship between the two (third column).

1. Miriam a. Jesus k. Brothers
2. Abimelich b. Lazarus l. Cousins
3. Lois c. Joseph m Father & daughter
4. John(the Sister & Baptist) d. Aaron n. Timothy brother
5. Benjamin f. Rachel o. Brothers
6. Abraham g. Naomi p. Uncle/ nephew
7. Esau h. Jacob q. Twin brothers
8. Ruth i. Jotham r. Mother/ daughter- in-law
9. Martha j. Lot
10. Laban s. Grand- mother/ grandson

February 98 Memory verses for you!

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen
Revelation 22:21

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
John 1:1

For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.
Hebrews 3:4

February 98 INSPIRING VERSES

Keep on loving each other as brothers.
Hebrews 13:1

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Romans 1:16

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 13:8

For nothing is impossible with God."
Luke 1:37

. . .but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth.
Jeremiah 9:24

"The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still."
Exodus 14:4

The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still."
Psalms 118:24

(These verses came from NIV)

Word for thought for February 98!

Live today as if you will stand before God tomorrow.

What important is not how muck we do for God, but how much God does through us.

Ever when you feel you have nothing left, you have prayer-and that's enough.

People who think they don't need God are in a no-win situation.

Opinions are a dime a dozen but God's truth is priceless!

The blood of Christ makes us safe: the word of Christ makes us sure.

A change life is the results of a change heart.

When you take a stand for Christ, He stands with you.

If you are mature in your faith, help other to mature in their faith.


READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR 

February 98 read: Exodus 14-40, Leviticus 1-27, Numbers !-36 Deuteronomy 1-3

February 98 Poem

WINTER COUNTRYSIDE

A white-feather snow has fallen
And covered the faded green,
God bless you and
Keep you in his care
There are many things in life
That we cannot understand,
But we must trust God's judgment
And be guided by His hand,
And all who have God's blessing
Can rest safely in His Care
For He Promise"safe passage"
On the "Wings of Faith and Prayer"

 

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March 

Table of Contents:

Pastor Commentary   
Bible Questions
Memory Verses
Inspiring Verses
Words For Thought
Read Bible in a Year
Poem


 "Pastor Commentary"

" Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, . . . "(2 Thess. 3:1 NKJV)

I need your prayers. You need my prayers. We need each other's prayers. Praying is a necessary ingredient for power and results with God. All of our efforts in the name of Jesus are fruitless without Gods' anointing. His grace desires to touch us by way of the Holy Spirit. His reviving Spirit of power is anxious to refresh us in the work. But there is cost. We must spend much time in prayer.

Prayer fastens the soul to the feet of the Savior. Here we learn to trust, worship, give, obey, praise, learn, gain power, get spiritual insight and know the heart of God. Prayer leads us to Godly repentance, bold confession, and positive response t the commands of Jesus. Genuine prayer blesses the soul and opens the door for God to fulling His purposes for our lives. Joy and all the fruit of the Spirit will come forth as a result of Gods' fill us because of heart surrendered prayer.

I shall continue to pray for you. Thank you for praying for me. The future is brightest and the moment is most precious when we are remembering each other in prayer! Let's enjoy the Lord and each other in prayer! Let us glorify His name.

God bless you and all of our prayer warriors!

God Bless
Until Later
Brother Terry

March 98 Bible Questions

LETTERS

There is great deal of correspondence mentioned in the Bible. Can you identify the author of each of the letters referred to below?

1. ________ sent letters to Ephraim and Manasseh to come to Jerusalem for the Passover.

2. ________ asked for a letter from King Artaxerxes to present to Asaph (the keeper of the king's forest) as he returned to rebuild Judah.

3. ________ wrote a letter supporting Mordecai's inauguration of the Feast of Purim.

4. ________ sent a letter to Joab to assign Uriah to the forefront of battle, and then withdraw from him.

5. ________ wrote letter to King Darius when he found Jews rebuilding the ruins of Judah.

6. ________ wrote letters in King Ahabs name, as part of a scheme to get Naboths vineyard.

7. ________ sent a letter to all the people Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon.

8. ________ sought letters from high priest to go to the synagogues in Damaschus and seek out those who belonged to "the Way".

9. ________ wrote a letter to Philemon about his slave Onesimus.

March 98 Memory verses for you!

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.
Jude 1:2

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1Corinthians 13:13

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
2Timothy 1:7

INSPIRING VERSES

Do not be afraid of them; the LORD your God himself will fight for you."
Deuteronomy 3:22

I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD."
Psalms 122:1

Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

Lamentations 3:22
. . .but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth,
Jeremiah 9:24

"The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still."
Exodus 14:4

(These verses came from NIV)

Word for thought for March 98!

Joy comes by putting Jesus first, others second and yourself last. Joy comes by putting Jesus first, others second and yourself last.

Do you work for Christ and your work will be witness for Christ.

It's a heavy responsibility to own a Bible.

Be slow to judge others but quick to judge yourself.

God's love may have to be tough to keep us out of the rough.

Prayer was never intended to be a labor-saving device.

God will spare you from suffering - or He'll give you grace to bear it.

No disease is more deadly than sin-the cross is it only cure.

Repentance is a heart broken over sin and from sin.

READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR 

March 98 read: Deuteronomy 4-34, Joshua 1-21, Judges 1-21, Ruth 1-4, 1Samuel 1-20

MARCH 98 POEM

GOD GIVES TO ME

God is inspiration God is inspiration
To face each new born day.
He makes my life far brighter
Each step along the way.
He comforts and the sustains me in times I feel despair.
He helps me face each crisis
By always being there.
He is the light that guild me
So I'll not go astray.
He gives me strength and courage
To help my fears allay.
He gives me hope and confidence
In times of great distress.
He shelters me and leads the way
To find new happiness.
He always grants forgiveness though center that I be,
And with the faults that I possess I know He stills love me.

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 April

Table of Contents:

Pastor Commentary 
Bible Questions
Memory Verses
Inspiring Verses
Words For Thought
Read Bible in a Year
Poem
Passage For The Month

Thank you to all who subscribe to GOD's W.I.T. f/k/a "Pastor Commentary". This is my anniversary newsletter, it has been a year now since the Lord lay on my heart to put this newsletter out. It's growing from a handful of Subscribers to about 200 subscribers now. Thank you to all who subscribe to GOD's W.I.T. f/k/a "Pastor Commentary". This is my anniversary newsletter, it has been a year now since the Lord lay on my heart to put this newsletter out. It's growing from a handful of Subscribers to about 200 subscribers now.

God Bless You,

Gerald Klingelhoefer

"Pastor Commentary"

Dear Brethren:  

"Seeing what was ahead, he spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to the grave nor did his body see decay. god has raised this Jesus to life....."(Acts 2:31,32 NV.) Peter understood King David to speak concerning the resurrection. And Peter affirmed that Jesus did indeed arise from the dead. The truth of the resurrection gave vigor to the early church! A gospel without the resurrection of Jesus is a false gospel! If Jesus has come into your life through repentance and faith, you've experienced the power of Jesus' resurrection. Spiritually, you've been raised from the dead of trespasses and sins. Now, the believer looks forward to his/her future resurrection of the body! We've got a positive and powerful message of Good News To Share! Lets' get the WORD out! "Happy Easter!"

God Bless
Until Later
Brother Terry

This commentary will be change once a month; so please drop by often to see the different words that Pastor Terry Crownover has to say that the Lord has laid on his heart.


April 98 Bible Questions

HEAVEN

Jesus said, "Because I live, you will live also" (John 14:19). Heaven is the name the Bible gives to this place where we will live with Him. Can you supply the missing words in the following verses about heaven?

!. "Lay up for yourselves ______ in heaven."
2. "I saw ______ fall like lightning from heaven."
3. "Rejoice that your names are ______ in heaven" 4. "Was the ______ of John from heaven or from men?"
5. "I saw the ______ descend as a dove from heaven"
6. "I am the ______which came down from heaven.
7. "Do not ______, either by heaven or by earth."
8. "I saw the . . . new ______, coming down out of heaven from God."
9. "I know a man in Christ who . . . was caught up to the ______ heaven."
10. "I heard . . . the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying,'_______"!

April 98 Memory verses for you!

He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD
Proverbs 18:22

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you
Colossians 1:3

" `If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."
Mark 9:23

April 98 INSPIRING VERSES

Keep on loving each other as brothers.
Hebrews 13:1

And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
Acts 2:21

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
Joshua 1:9

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
James 1:12

(These verses came from NIV)

Words for thought for April 98

Then your think all that Christ has done for you, you'll want to do your best for him. 

To know God's will, trust his word.

For health heart, give your faith a workout.

When you can't put your prayers into words God hear your heart.

You can never to wrong when you choose to obey Christ.

Salvation is free, but it's not your until you ask for it.

We can never praise God too much. Palsm 150

No force is greater than the power of God Love.

Death is last chapter of time and first chapter of eternity.

It never too soon to plan for eternity.

READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

April 98 read: 1Samuel 21-31, 2Samuel 1-24, Psalms 1- 60

APRIL 98 POEM

AT EASTER TIME AT EASTER TIME

The little flowers came 
through the ground,
At Easter time, at Easter time:
They raised their heads and looked around,
At happy Easter time.
And every pretty bud did say,
"Good people, bless this holy day,
For Christ is risen, the angels say
At happy Easter time!

The pure white lily raised its cup
At Easter time, at Easter time:
The crocus to the sky look up
At happy Easter time.
"We'll hear the song of Heaven!" they say
"Its glory shines on us today.
Oh! may it shine on us always.
At holy Easter time!

'Twas long and long and long ago,
That Easter time, that Easter time:
But still the pure white lilies blow
At happy Easter time.
And still each little flower doth say
"Good Christians, bless this holy day,
For Christ is risen, the angels say
At blessed Easter time!"

PASSAGE FOR MONTH OF APRIL

Luke 10:38-42  STARTS THE DAY RIGHT! 

How do you start your day? Do you think about your busy schedule and problems you may face through your day? I want you to meet two sisters. Martha was preparing a meal to serve their quest, Jesus. (You know she was concerned to have things just right.)

It says in verse 40, she was "cumbered". The Dake's Commentary Bible says "distracted, over charged with care." Mary, on the other hand sat at His feet and listened to Him. (verse 39).

This lesson for this month passage is this:

1. Put God's Word first, by reading the Bible and talking to Him in prayer; Matthew 6:33 "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness."

2. Give your worries and problems to God. 1Peter 5:7 cast the whole of our care, all anxieties on Him for He cares for YOU." (Amplified Bible.)

He will give you peace! Isiah 26:3 "You will keep in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee."

Which will you be: Mary or Martha?

In Christ Love,

Sister Nancy

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May

Table of Contents:

Pastor Commentary
Bible Questions
Memory Verses
Inspiring Verses
Words For Thought
Read Bible in a Year
Poem
Passage For The Month

 "Pastor Commentary"

"Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt." (Deut. 10:19) People in our church, our homes, and our communities and in our world need love. Even the ones who are strangers need love. The love of Jesus with the gospel message is a great means to love and meet the needs of people. Let us love each other and love the stranger. This kind of love comes only from Jesus who first loved us. Let us love Jesus with the some loves He love us. Thank you for loving me, even when I am weak. I love you.

God Bless
Until Later
Brother Terry

May 98 Bible Questions

GOD"S WORD

T"Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law," says the psalmist (Psalms 119:18). And his words are a prayer to use in the study of the Bible. Can you supply the missing word in these verses about God's Word?

1. "For the word of God is _______ and active, sharper than any two-edged sword."
2. Now the parable is this: "The _______ is the word of God."
3. "And take the helmet of salvation, and the _______ of the Spirit, which is the word of God."
4. "And have tasted the ______ of the word of God."
5. "Thy word is ______ to my feet and a ______ to my path.
6. "Thy word is ______ from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever."
7. "The word of the Lord is _______: he is a buckler to all them that trust in Him."
8. "So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth: it shall not return to me _______.
9. "______ the Scriptures; because you think that in them you have eternal life: and it is they that bear witness to me."
10. "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will ______ for ever."

May 98 Memory verses for you!

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
2 Peter 3:18

You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 2:1

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
Philippians 1:21

May 98 INSPIRING VERSES

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12

The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him, . . .
Nahum 1:7

I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."
Lamentations 3:24

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God . . .
John 1:12

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.
Ecclesiastes 3:1

. . . yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
Habakkuk 3:18

The LORD will reign for ever and ever."
Exodus 15:18

(These verses came from NIV)

Word for thought for May 98!

When we put our cares in God's hand he puts His peace in our hearts. When we put our cares in God's hand he puts His peace in our hearts.

When God save us, our sins are forgiven and forgotton forever.

If we know Jesus' in this life, we will know him in the life to come.

A Parent's life is a child's guidebook.

Our God is bigger than any problem.

Worldliness is living as if there is no eternity.

Christ. The gardener cuts away the dead wood to make us fruitful.

Christians are windows through which the glory of Jesus can shine.

READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

May 98 read:  Psalms 61-150 1 Kings 1-4

MAY 98 POEM

A MOTHER'S LOVE

A Mother's love is something A Mother's love is something
that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
And of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish And enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
Or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
When all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
Even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
When the world are condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
Of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
It defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
Like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendored miracle
Man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
Of God's tender guiding hand.

TIME OUT FOR MOMS

"Motherhood is an illegitimate profession!" roared the radical women's movement as it deceptively told us that being a feminist was about choices, Somehow the choice to be a mom - particularly at "at-home" mom was categorized as a second-class choice. The sentiment was that one could be a mom but that being a brain surgeon or a fire fighter validated the "mom" part of the choice.

As result, the last 20 years have bruised many women. The dominant culture shouted a message of self- actualization that could only be found outside the home. TV commercials reinforced the myth. We were told that "we deserved a break today" and that we should "grab' for all the gusto" we could. Even a hair-coloring product put self on an exalted level by telling us, "Frankly, I'm worth it!"

Images of mom changed. Instead of June Clever and Harriet Nelson, the new mom looked like "Roseanne" -loud, crass and uncouth. Or worse still-Peg Bundy in "Married with Children." (Now there is a truly dysfunctional family!)

With sophisticated seduction, even breakfast products whispered, "Get out of the kitchen." No longer was Mom seen preparing the morning meal. She simply threw some fruit thing into the toaster. grabbed her briefcase and ran out the door in her business suit.

Yet even while the howling winds of the cultural elite continue to whirl around our tents, our role as mother continues.

For the "at-home" mom, there is no pay check that helps re-enforce worth. We do not get a progress report from our two- year- old saying, "Great work on shoe trying this week, Mom! And loneliness can be a constant companion.

For the working mom, there is often the longing to be home but the economic necessity to work, there is the tension of trying to balance demands the of the workplace and the needs of the home. And guilt can be a constant companion.

So, dear fellow Mom's, let's take a moment to review the joys of motherhood. Our children are priceless treasures. No radical movement can ever minimize what women have known since the beginning of time-that the opportunity to shape the heart and mind of our child is the most important, the most fulfilling and the most humbling experience we will ever have.

There will always be challenges for us- balancing the daily demands of the urgent against the lasting impact of the of important.

But the roar of the culture and the clatter of the day is instantly drowned out by that precious sound - "Mom, I"m home!"

REMEMBER! REMEMBER! Mother's Day - MAY 10, 1998

Passage For The Month

Matthew 27: 15-17.21 & 22 CHOICES

We make them everyday: what to eat what to wear, etc. A man name Pilate had to choose at Passover: release Jesus, the of God, or Barabbas, a notorious criminal. We are all guilty of condemning an innocent person to die.

He also looked for the truth. "What is truth?" he asked. (John 18:38)

The truth of this message is that Jesus died in our place so we can have eternal life. " For the Son of man came to seed and to save that which was lost." (Luke 19:10) If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in you heart God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved." (Romans 10:9) Now is the accepted time: now is the day of salvation." (2 Corinthians 5:21)

I ask you today to make the right choice by asking Jesus to come in your hear to be your Lord and Savior.

Yours in Christ

Nancy

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 June

Table of Contents:

Pastor Commentary 
Bible Questions
Memory Verses
Inspiring Verses
Words For Thought
Read Bible in a Year
Poem

"Pastor Commentary"

A little boy, having been told that the church was God's house asked : "When's he going to move in?" Now we know that God is in Christ and Christ is in every believer (II Cor. 5:19, Rom. 8:10). And Jesus is Lord and the Head of the Church. We must acknow- ledge God's presence in the church and in our lives. As Christ is manifested through us and before us in worship and Godly living, then those around us will see Christ and know He is real, alive and ready to save. In a sense, we must let God move in. There must be a daily surrender to let Christ have absolute control of our lives. We must let Him move in His Church. When you take vacation, take the Lord with you. Let He who indwells you reveal Himself unto others through you. And remember your command post back home, the church, in your prayers, financial gifts and substituter to cover your area of work. As we work together may we hear others say about us and our church, God has not only moved in; He's reigning as King and Lord of His people both at the church and in the church on mission.

God Bless
Until Later
Brother Terry

june 98 Bible Questions

FATHERS

The most influential people in the family lives of the Isaelites were fathers. Match each statement with the proper father.

1. Told to sacrifice his son, Genesis 22:1-2
2. Father who walled with God, Genesis 5:21
3. Blessed the wrong son, Genesis 27:22-23
4. Betrayed by his son, 2 Samuel 15:12-31
5. Lost all his children tragically Job 1:13-15
6. Jesus raised his daughter, Mark 5:22,42
7. Father of twelve tribes, Genesis 49:28
8. Son baptized Jesus, Luke 1:13; Mark 1:9
9. Fled to Egypt with his family, Matthew 2:13
10. Son was the first king of Israel, 1 Samuel 9:3
11. First father on Earth, Genesis 4:1
a. Job
b. Joseph
c. Adam
d. Jairus
e. Isaac
f. Enoch
g. David
h. Jacob
i. Kish
j. Zechariah
k. Abraham

June 98 Memory verses for you!

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him.
Colossians 2:6

He said: "The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer."
2 Samuel 22:2

June 98 INSPIRING VERSES

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-
Ephesians 2:8

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
Acts 4:12

"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
Mark 1:17

As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right.
1 Samuel 12:23

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, J whoK have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28

"But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.
Jeremiah 17:7

(These verses came from NIV)

Word for thought for June 98!

Those who think they don't need church don't think much of the one who founded it. A Christian's character, like a beautiful gem, it formed by pressure and polished by friction Those who think they don't need church don't think much of the one who founded it. A Christian's character, like a beautiful gem, it formed by pressure and polished by friction

We are most useful to God when we are most useful to others.

Instead of complaining count your blessing.

God truth the best protection against Satins lies.

If we walk with God, we'll be out of step with the world.

God is big enough to care for our smallest need.

God grace shines brightness where sin is the darkest.

The power of Christ within you is greater than the power of evil around you.

READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

June 98 read: Proverbs 1-31, Ecclesiastics 1-12, Songs 1-8, 1 Kings 5-22, 2 Kings 1- 29, Amos 1- 9

JUNE 98 POEM

FATHER ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE

Fathers are wonderful people
too little understood,
And we do not sing their praises
as often as we should . . .
For, somehow, Father seems to be
the man who pays the bills,
While Mother binds up little hurts
and nurses all our ills . . .
And Father struggles daily
to live up to 'HIS IMAGE'
As protector and provider
and "hero of the scrimmage" . . .
And perhaps that is the reason
we sometimes get the notion
That Fathers are not subject
to the thing we call emotion,
But if you look inside Dad's heart,
where no else can see,
You'll find he's sentimental
and as "soft" as he can be . . .
But he's so busy every day
in the grueling race of life,
He leaves the sentimental stuff
to his partner and his wife . . .
But Fathers are just WONDERFUL
in a million different ways,
And they merit loving compliments
and accolades of praise,
For the only reason Dad aspires
to fortune and success
Is to make the family proud of him
and to bring them happiness . . .
And like OUR HEAVENLY FATHER,
he's a guardian and a guide,
Someone that we can count on
to be ALWAYS ON OUR SIDE

Remember: Father's Day June 21, 98

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July

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Bible Questions
Memory Verses
Inspiring Verses
Words For Thought
Read Bible in a Year
Poem

"Pastor Commentary"

" I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called . . ." Eph.4:1. God calls us to salvation. We are then called to serve Him through His visible local body-the church. The characteristics of that serving are found in verses 2 & 3 of Eph. 4. It is a great joy to serve the King of Kings and Lords of Lords! When we carry out His plan for our lives, we have meaning and purpose to true living. We assist others in their faith. We glorify Christ. When we flounder in our service to Christ, we wander in the wilderness,. We are not fruitful. So let's get in God's Word, Pray And be Faithful Worshiper and Workers in the church. That's when we'll find Gods' best for us!

God Bless
Until Later
Brother Terry

98 July Bible Questions

COLORFUL THINGS

Imagine what the world would be without the beauty of colors. Match the item with its color in each of the following examples.

1. Jesus robe (Matt. 27:28)
2. Lydia sold (Acts 16:14)
3. Mordacai's robe (Esther 8:15)
4. Daniel's robe given him by Belshazzar (Dan 5:29)
5. Withs which bound Samson Judge. 16:7)
6. Hair of a leper (Lev. 13:30)
7. Jacob sorrowing hair (Gen. 42:36-38)
8. Laban cattle (Gen. 30:32)
9. Harvest fields (John 4:35)
10. Gates of Jerusalem (Jer. 14:2)
11. Joseph's cup (Gen. 44:2)
a. black
b. brown
c. green
d. blue-and-white
e. purple
f. silver
g. white
h. scarlet
i. scarlet
j. yellow
k. gray

JULY 98 Memory verses for you!

So be earnest, and repent. 20Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.
Revelation 3:20

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalms 37:4

"As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield.
2 Samuel 22:31

INSPIRING VERSES

For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10

. . . for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose?
Philippians 2:13

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Deuteronomy 6:5

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21

You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being."
Revelations 4:11 (These verses came from NIV)

Word for thought for JULY 98!

People with a heart for God have a heart for people.

Only as we follow Christ can we lead other in the right direction.

A selfish heart loves for what it can get; a Christ like heart loves for what it can give.

When it seems you can't forgive, remember how much you been forgiven.

A little sin never says little.

We are saved by God's work, not by good works.

Confessing our sins to God always brings cleansing from God.

Prayer in Jesus is a direct line to God.

Sin brings fear; confession brings freedom.

You can't lose if you stay with God's game plan.

The measures of God's love is that he loves without measures.

No one is too good or too bad to qualify for salvation.

Praise to God comes naturally when you count your blessing.

READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR  

JULY 98 read: 2 Kings 15-19 Hosea 1-14 Isaiah 1-66 Micah 1-7 Nahum 1-3

JULY 98 POEM

PRAYER ARE THE STAIRS TO GOD

Prayers are the stairs

We must climb every day,

If we would reach God

There is no other way,

For we learn to know God

When we meet Him in prayer

And ask Him to lighten

Our burden of care -

So start the morning And, though the way's steep,

Climb ever upward

'Til your eyes close in sleep-

For prayers are the stairs

That lead to the Lord,

And to meet Him in prayer

Is the climber's reward.

Helen Steiner Rice

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August

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Bible Questions
Memory Verses
Inspiring Verses
Words For Thought
Read Bible in a Year
Poem

Pastor Commentary 

WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO BE?

President Theodore Roosevelt had four sons.  He was very proud when the first three sons announced their intention to join the military.  But, when his fourth son also decided to join the army, the old Rough-Rider balked. "Not all my boys," he said to his wife.  But she replied, "Ted, if you raise  them as eagles you can't expect them to fly like sparrows."  Every parent should have a dream for their children.  Isaiah put it this way, "And all  your sons will be taught of the Lord: and the well-being of your sons will be great" (Isa.54:13).  Three things I want you to consider: 

1.  You announce what you want your child to be by the way you teach him.  It

is not the church's responsibility to teach your children.  It is mother and father.

2.  You announce what you want your child to be by the example you set.  It  

is amazing how some parents put ball games, camping, trips, and golf games. and  

fishing trips above attending worship, and then are amazed that their children 

leave the church.  Someone wrote, "What you are thunders so loudly that I cannot

hear what you say." 

3.  You announce what you want your child to be by the plans you make for 

him.  Your children know if something is really important to you. Have you been

saying from the time they started school, "Now make good grades so some day you

can go to college."  They know you want them to get a college education.  But  

what about your spiritual dreams for them?  Have you encouraged term to be a  

preacher, a missionary, Bible school teacher, etc."  By your plans, you have 

told them what you think is important.                           

Dick Marcear

Later,

Brother Terry

august 98 Bible Questions

Children

1. Moses, Exodus 2:3

2. Jesus, Luke 2:7

3. Jacob, Genesis 25:26

4. David, 1 Samuel 2:18

5. Joseph, Genesis 22:6

6. Samuel, 1 Samuel 2:18

7. Isaac, Genesis 22:6-13

8. Shunammite's son,  2 Kings 4:35-36

9. John (The Baptist) Luke 1:60-61

10. Esau, Genesis 25:25

a. sacrifice  

b. seven sneezes 

c. red hair

d. not a family name 

e.ark (basket)

f. heel 

g. coat of many colors

 h. linen ephod 

i. sling shot 

j. manger

august  98 Memory Verses

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:14

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9 

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

1 Chronicles 16:34

(These verses are in New Living Translation) 

august 98 Words for Thought  

Our greatest privilege is to enjoy God's presence 

In a changing world you can trust God's unchanging word.

We may not know what the future holds, but we can trust the one who holds the future.

The Power of God with you is greater than the pressure of trouble around you.

If we seek God in the minutes, we shall find him in the hours.

The name of Jesus profanity to the sinner but heavens password to the saint.

If you're not close to as you use to be guess who moved. 

Giving of ourselves to others gives joy to God.

Faith-Testing line can be faith strengthening times.

Read the Bible in a Year    

"Opening your Bible can be a real eye-opener."

August 98 read:  2 Kings 20-25, Zephaniah 1-3, Habakkuk 1-3, Obadiah, Jeremiah 1-52, Lamentations 1-5,  1 Chronicles 1-29, 2 Chronicles 1-3

august 98 Poem

GOD'S BEEN GOOD TO ME

I'm mindful of the blessings

That come my way each day. 

My heart is overflowing

Each time I kneel and pray.

I'm thankful for the seasons;

Each one's a masterpiece.

I'm allowed to work the land,

But GOD still holds the lease. 

I'm grateful for the friendships 

That brighten the sorrow's way 

Because my cup of happiness 

Sustains me every day.

I love the children and the flowers 

That decorate my life 

Free from worry and strife. 

I'm greatful for eyes that see 

The  beauty of it all 

Because GOD'S been good to me

And blessed me through it all. 

I'm thankful for the little things 

That fill my life with love. 

The best things in life are free; 

They come from GOD above!

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September

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Pastor Commentary
Bible Questions
Memory Verses
Inspiring Verses
Words For Thought
Read Bible in a Year
Poem

 " Commentary"

"Whom do you know who is in need of hope?"

We all need hope! People need hope when they have experienced failure, especially failure they have brought on themselves by refusing to OBEY God as the people of Judah had done (See Jeremiah 7:1-15**).

People need hope when things in their life get out of their control. Think of verses that help in this situation and make a list of them to look back on when every thing seems to be out of control in your life.

Remember when things seem out of your control; always look to the Lord and PRAY to the Lord. (Jeremiah 29:7 ... Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.")

What does hope do for you?

*Hope purifies our lives
1 John 3:2-3

*Hope leads to rejoicing
Romans 5:1-2

*Hope protects Christians in the battle against evil
1 Thessalonians 5:8

*Hope produces boldness
2 Corinthians 3:12

*Hope results in faith and love
Colossians 1:3-5

*Hope receives God's blessing
Lamentations 3:25

*Hope is an anchor for the soul
Hebrews 6:18-19

*Hope strengths and encourages
Isaiah 40:31

*Hope gives assurance of the new birth
1 Peter 1:3-5

(Adapted from Walter Elwell's Topical Analysis of the Bible)

Have blessed month.
In Christ love,
Brother Gerald

**:1This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
2 "Stand at the gate of the LORD's house and there proclaim this message: " `hear the word of the LORD, all you people of Judah who come through these gates to worship the LORD.
3 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Reform your ways and your actions, and I will let you live in this place.
4 Do not trust in deceptive words and say, "This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD!"
5 If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly,
6 if you do not oppress the alien, the fatherless or the widow and do not shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not follow other gods to your own harm, 7 then I will let you live in this place, in the land I gave your forefathers forever and ever.
8 But look, you are trusting in deceptive words that are worthless.
9 " `Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, A burn incense to Baal and follow other gods you have not known,
10 and then come and stand before me in this house, which bears my Name, and say, "We are safe"--safe to do all these detestable things?
11 Has this house, which bears my Name, become a den of robbers to you? But I have been watching! declares the LORD.
12" `Go now to the place in Shiloh where I first made a dwelling for my Name, and see what I did to it because of the wickedness of my people Israel.
13 While you were doing all these things, declares the LORD, I spoke to you again and again, but you did not listen; I called you, but you did not answer.
14 Therefore, what I did to Shiloh I will now do to the house that bears my Name, the temple you trust in, the place I gave to you and your fathers.
15 I will thrust you from my presence, just as I did all your brothers, the people of Ephraim.

This commentary will be change once a month; so please drop by often to see the different words that Brother Gerald has to say that the Lord has laid on his heart.

september  98 bible question

HE IS ABLE

On the basis of their astonishing experience, the early Christians knew the risen Christ was able to do all things in them and through them. What things? Supply the missing word(s) to find out , using the King James Version.

1. "He is able to ____ them that are tempted."
2. "He is able also to ____ them . . . that comes unto God by him . . ."
3. "He is able "to ____ you from falling."
4. "He is able even to ____ all things unto himself."
5. "He is able to ____ that which I have committed unto him against the day."
6. "No man in heaven ... was able to open the ____."
7. He "is able to do ____ ____ above all that we ask or think."

SEPTEMBER 98 Memory verses for you!

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13

Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."
Mark 10:27

We live by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7

SEPTEMBER 98 INSPIRING VERSES

For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?
2 Samuel 22:32

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things
Colossians 3:2

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
2 Corinthians 5:17

". . . and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word."
Acts 6:4

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."
John 4:24

And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.
2 Thessalonians 3:13

(These verses came from NIV)

Word for thought for SEPTEMBER 98!

Only Christ the bread of life can satisfy our spiritual hunger.

Satan divides and conquers - Christians unite and conquer!

No deed is small when done for Christ.

A Godly example is worth more than a thousands words.

If you walk with God, you won't run with the world.

When we receive Christ, God's work isn't over - it has just began.

Compassion is love in action.

There is no good excuse for ignoring God.

Love is active verb.

To make the most of your time on earth, always keep heaven in mind.

The spirit of God uses the word of God to change the people of God.

READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

 SEPTEMBER 98 read: 2 Chronicles 4-36, Ezekiel 1-48, Daniel 1-12, Esther

SEPTEMBER 98 POEM

THERE IS ONE WHO KNOWS

There is One Who knows all your heartache;
He sees ev'ry falling tear;
His grace will bring you rich comfort
And help all your burdens to bear.

Though your path may be strewn with sorrow,
And lonely may be you day,
There's One Who will walk beside you
And baring joy and gladness your way.

Though your dearest friend may forsake you,
And loved ones misunderstand,
There's One Who will never leave you;
He'll hold to your faltering hand.

Come, kneel at the Cross of the Savior
And cast your cares upon Him!
He graciously bestows pardon
And takes away burden of sin.

There is never a disappointment,
Nor heartache he cannot heal;
He'll answer your soul's deep longing,
As in His blest Presence you kneel.

Kathryn Thorne Bowsher

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 October

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Commentary

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Inspiring Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Poem

Commentary

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. (James 4:10)

How do you rate your prayer life?  How would others rate your prayer life?

The number one weapon in any spiritual endeavors is prayer. Paul in Ephesians 6:18-20(*) encouraged his friends to pray in the Spirit.  Remember God’s armor is spirit of prayer!

A typical prayer patterns of average Christians are sometimes inconsistent.  We may pray over meals, at  bedtime, or some kind of trouble shows up.  You should pray for all occasions and always keep on praying.  Always try to remember these 3 little words:  Pray without ceasing(1 Thessalonians 5:17).

If you are armed by Christ, filled with His power, and praying in His Spirit, believers not only will endure but will prevail!  We can pray in Spirit by . . .

@ Obeying God’s commands

@ Offering our whole lives to God

@ Confessing sin to God regularly

@ Following the Holy Spirit’s leading

@ Seeking the Holy Spirit’s assistance

@ Asking for those things that please God

@ Maintaining a regular time of communication with God

 Our prayer life can be more effective if we “pray in Spirit!”

 Have blessed month.

 In Christ love,

Brother Gerald

<>< “7 days without prayer makes one weak” ><>

*18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. 19Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

Bible Questions

Prayer Promise

The Bible contains many prayer promises. Fill in the blanks to complete the prayer promise in each statement.    

1.              “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will; and it shall ___ ___ ___ ___ “(John 15:7).

2.              “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee ___ ___ ___ ___”(Psalms 37:4)

3.              “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called ___ ___ ___ ___”(Romans 8:28 ).

4.              “The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them ___ ___ ___ ___ ___”(Psalms 34:17)

5.              “Evening and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall ___ ___ ___” (Psalms 34:17).

6.              “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall ___ ___ ___ ___”(Matthew 7:7).

7.              “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which ___ ___ ___ ___”(Jeremiah 33:3).

8.              “For every one that asketh receiveth; and he  that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it ___ ___ ___”(Luke 11:10)

9.              “He shall call upon me, and I ___ ___ ___: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him”(Psalms 91:15)

10.          “And  whatsoever we ask, ___ ___ ___ ___, because we keep his commandments, and do these things that are pleasing in his sight”(1 John 3:22)

11.          “And all things, whatsover ye shall as in prayer, ___, ___ ___ ___”(Matthew 21:22)   

Memory Verses

16Be joyful always; 17pray continually; 18give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18  

They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household."

Acts 16:31  

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.

Romans 10:17  

Inspiring Verses 

In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

Luke 15:10  

But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

Job 23:10  

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.

1 Peter 3:12  

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

2  Timothy 4:7  

It is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

1 Peter 3:17  

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28  

These verses came from NIV)

Words for Thought 

Confession is the key that opens the doors to forgiveness 

Trouble seems smaller when you remember the greatness of God. 

The death of Christ is the measure of God’s love for you. 

The best plan begins and ends with God. 

A God Attitude-its choice. 

Praise flows naturally from a grateful heart. 

When life gets you down, keep looking up. 

Only Jesus, the living water, can satisfy the thirsty soul. 

The people we love need our love the most. 

People are at the heart of God’s heart. 

Goodbye are the law of earth; reunions are the law of heaven. 

A fruitful harvest requires a faithful witness. 

Jesus gave his all for me. How can I give him less? 

When you go you work faithfully, your faith will be seen be seen at work. 

If you want to know how to pray in the hard times, pray in the easy times.

Read the Bible in a Year 

"Opening your Bible can be a real eye-opener."

September 98 Esther 4-10, Ezra 1-10, Haggai 1-2, Zechariah 1-14, Nehemiah 1-13, Malachi 1-4, Matthew 1-28, Mark 1-16, Luke 1-13

Poem 

MY PRAYER 

Take my life and make me, Lord

  To Thine Image be conformed.

Let my conduct this day be

  Glorifying, Lord, to Thee. 

Touch my heart and make it pure.

  May my faithfulness encure.

Anoint my head with my grace divine.

  Let my will be only Thine. 

Take my hands and make them Yours,

  Keep them busy with saintly chores.

Touch my eyes and make me see,

  The work You’ve planned, just for me. 

Let my lips speak only love,

  Encouraging words, sent from above.

May my footsteps ever be,

  Guide daily, Lord, by Thee. 

Give me wisdom, Lord, I pray

  To live and love for You each day.

Grant these things, I humbly plead.

  You know my every want and need. 

And when this earthly life is o’er,

  I’ll disembark upon that shore,

To enter my eternal rest,

  Content-having done my very best. 

                Fern Hanlin Coberly

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November

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Devotion

Bible Questions

Memory Verses

Inspiring Verses

Words For Thought

Read Bible in a Year

Poem

DEVOTION

In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you .

1 Thessalonian5:18

We should give thanks whether the day go smoothly or we meet aggravating problems. We can be grateful if we’re rich or poor, when we’re feeling well or if our health fails. In every circumstance we can affirm God’s goodness and discover reasons to give thanks to Him.

Consider what the Lord has done

For you and those you love;

Then give Him thanks with hearts of praise

For blessing from above ---Sper

So remember at Thanksgiving to gives thanks and praise for what God has done for you yesterday, today and tomorrow and all things give thanks; no matter how great or how small.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Have blessed month.

In Christ love,

Brother Gerald

BIBLE QUESTIONS

WHERE IN THE BIBLE

It is important tot know where certain passage are located in the Bible. See how many of these passage you can locate.

In what books of the Bible are the Ten Commandments found? ________

In what book of the Bible are the 150 songs to be sung with stringed instruments? _______

In what book of the Bible do we fine many wise sayings of Solomon? _______

In what book of the Bible doe we find the story of how God sent Jonah to preach in Nineveh? _______

In what book of the Bible do we find the history of the first churches after Jesus’ ascension? _______

In what book of the Bible of we find the battle of Jericho? ______

In what book of the Bible do we find the story of a queen who saved her people? ______

In what book of the Bible do we find the story of a man din lion’s den? ______

In what book of the Bible do we find Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount? ______

In what book of the Bible do we find the creation story? _______

In what book of the Bible do we find the story of a runaway slave who returned to his master? _______

MEMORY VERSES

The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; . . .

Lamentations 3:25

For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."

Matthew 18:20

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

Revelation 21:4

INSPIRING VERSES

For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.

Deuteronomy 10:17

Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?" declares the LORD.

"Do not I fill heaven and earth?" declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 23:24

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.

Mark 12:30

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."

Luke 19:10

" `Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me? says the Lord. Or where will my resting place be?

Acts 7:49

The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."

Genesis 2:18

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Colossians 3:15

You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near.

James 5:8

It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.

2 Samuel 22:33

(These verses came from NIV)

WORDS FOR THOUGHT

God heart is always overflowing with grace.

To understand the word of God, rely on the spirit of God.

Growth that results from waiting on God may be the greatest miracle!

He who fears God has nothing else to fear.

God uses lifes setback to help us move ahead.

Our hearts are restless till the find their rest in God.

Keep your eyes on God, he never takes his eyes of you.

When making a decision, ask "What would Jesus do?"

When God forgiving he removes the sin and restores the Soul.

To see yourself as you really are, look into the mirror of God’s Word.

If you don’t want the fruits of sin; stay out of the devil’s orchard.

Faith in God goodness keeps hope alive.

READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

"Opening your Bible can be a real eye-opener."

November 98 read: Luke 14-24, John 1-21, Acts 1-20:2, James 1-5, Galatians 1-6, 1Thessalonians !-5, 2Thessalonians 1-3, 1Corinthians 1-16, 2Corinthians 1-13, Romans 1-4

POEM

THANK YOU, GOD, FOR EVERYTHING

Thank you, God, for everything

the big things and the small,

For "every good gift comes from God"

the giver of them all

And all too often we accept

without any thanks or praise

The gifts God sends as blessing

each day in many ways,

And so at this THANKSGIVING TIME

we offer up a prayer

To thank you, God, for giving us

a lot more than our share . . .

First thank you for the little things

that often come our way,

The things we take for granted

but don’t mention when we pray,

The unexpected courtesy,

the thoughtful, kindly deed,

A hand reached out to help us

in the time of sudden need . . .

Oh, make us more aware, dear God,

of little daily graces

That come to us with "sweet surprise"

from never-dreamed-of places

Then, thank you for the "MIRACLES"

we are much too blind to see,

And give us new awareness

of our many gifts from Thee,

And help us to remember

that the KEY to LIFE and LIVING

Is to make each prayer a PRAYER of THANKS

and every day THANKSGIVING.

Unknown author

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 December

Table of Contents:

Devotion
Bible Questions
Memory Verses
Inspiring Verses
Words For Thought
Read Bible in a Year
Poem

Devotion

Where to look in the Bible

The Bible is God Word-His message to us. It contains His answers to the problems, questions, and dilemmas that are common to us all. But it's a big book-and to many people it is very confusing. This keeps them from getting the help they need for the Word. So if you need spiritual help, or if you don't know where to look for familiar passages of Scripture, here is some assistance.

DIFFICULT SITUATIONS

In danger: Psalms 94; Luke 8:22-25
Depressed: Psalms 34,139, Romans 8
Worried: Matthew 6:25-34, Philippians 4:6-9
In doubt: John 20, 24-31, Hebrew 11
Facing a crisis: Deuteronomy 33:27, Psalms 121, Hebrews 4:16
Discouraged: Psalm 23,42,Isaiah 40, Matthew 5:1-12
Afraid: Hebrew 12:1-2, Matthew 10:16-31, Deuteronomy 31:6
Tempted: Psalms 1, 1 Corinthians 10:12-13, James 4:7
Lonely: Psalms 27, Hebrews 13:5, 1 John 1:7
Lack assurance of salvation: Romans 8:16, 38-39, 1 John 5:10-13
Want forgiveness: Psalms 51, 130:3-4, Acts 13:38-39, 1 John 1:9
Desire comfort in troubling circumstances: John 16:33, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, 12:9
Need courage to assume responsibility: Joshua 1
Facing death:: John 14, 1 Corinthians 15:51-58, 2 Corinthians 5:1-8, Philippians 1:21-23
Wondering if God's Word is true: 2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21

GUIDELINES FOR CHRISTIAN LIVING

Read God's Word: 2 Timothy 3:14-17, 1 Peter 2:1
Pray: Mathew 6:6-13, John 5:14-15
Guard your thoughts and actions: Philippians 4:8-9
Relate properly to others: Romans 12:9-21
Help those around you: Galatians 6:10

"Have a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year"

Your servant for Christ
Gerald  Klingelhoefer

P.S. START THE NEW YEAR OUT RIGHT READ THE BIBLE IN YEAR!

Bible Questions

The Christmas Story

Fill in each blank with the correct answer about the Christmas story.

1. ________ was the home of Mary and Joseph, Luke 2:4
2. ________ announced Jesus' birth to Mary, Luke 1:26-27
3. ________ was the town where Jesus was born, Luke 2:4-7
4. ________ was where Jesus was laid, Luke 2:7
5. ________ in a manger was the sign the shepherds were to look for to find Jesus, Luke 2:12
6. ________ kept the sayings of the shepherds in her heart, Luke 2:19
7. ________ guided the Wise Men to Jesus, Matthew 2:2
8. ________ was where the Wise Men found Jesus, Matthew 2:11
9. ________ warned the Wise Men of Herod's trick, Matthew 2:12
10. ________ old Joseph to flee with Jesus to Egypt, Matthew 2:13

Memory Verses

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Roman 10:13 (KJV)
I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.
John 15:9 (NLT)
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
John 15:9 (KJV)

Inspiring Verses

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding
Proverbs 3:5
Come, everyone, and clap your hands for joy! Shout to God with joyful praise!
Psalms 47:1
You see, he was trusting God so much that he was willing to do whatever God told him to do. His faith was made complete by what he did-by his actions.
James 2:22
Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand
Isaiah 41:10
But the person who loves God is the one God knows and cares for.
1 Corinthians 8:3
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.
Proverbs 16:9
Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
John 14:6
(These verses came from New Living Translation)

Words for Thought

Let God have your life, He can do more with it than you can.

Put your faith in Christ and He will put your fears to rest.

If faith in Christ worth having, its worth sharing.

Salvation is what we receive, not what we achieve.

If we are too busy to pray, we are too busy!

Time spent alone with God can ease the pain of loneliness.

The most powerful position on earth is kneeling before the Lord of the Universe.

You can't repent too soon, but son it may be too late.

If you know that God's hand is in everything, you can leave everything in God's hand.

Because God is with us, we need not fear what is ahead of us.

A life lived for God leaves a lasting legacy.

Death is the last chapter of time, but first chapter of eternity.

Toying with sin invite disaster.

Read the Bible in a Year

" The Bible: The more you read it, the more you love it; the more you love it, the more you read it."

December 98:  Genesis 1-50, Job 1-42, Exodus 1-13

Poem

Tell Me Again

Tell me again the story of Christmas,
Sing me the songs a hundred times,
I want to remember the beautiful things,
Heart wonder and tinsel and rhymes,
Trim me a tree and light it with love,
Then Bethlehem won't seem far away,
Give me a manger and give me a star,
Then it will be real Christmas day!
Marion Schoeberlein

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