BELIEVE…LIKE THE EYE’S OF A CHILD…

                            GOoD DAY, LORD!!!…WE LOVE YOU, TOO!!!…

LET’S ALL START OFF WITH A SONG OF PRAISE…

http://youtu.be/9E3VVFS_jUg

              WELL, IT’S ALMOST HERE, DON’T YOU KNOW???…I KNOW!!!…

I, TOO, HAVE BEEN OUT THERE IN THE WORLD…SHOPPING, THINKING BEFORE I BUY, LOOKING, WRAPPING GIFT’S…SMILING & WORKING HARD FOR THIS WONDERFUL WEEK AHEAD THAT WE CELEBRATE AS CHRISTMAS….

                                      THE BIRTH OF OUR NEW BORN KING!!!…  

I HAVE SAW & READ HOW FRUSTRATING THIS WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS CAN BE…AND I WONDER WHY PEOPLE DO THIS TO THEMSELVES???…

WHY???…WHY???…WHY???…

TO  IMPRESS SOMEONE???…TO GIVE THEM AN EXPENSIVE GIFT???…TO GET THERE BEFORE THE OTHER JUST SO THEY CAN “HAVE???”… AND SOMEONE ELSE CAN WAIT OR DO WITHOUT???…

I HAVE TO BE HONEST…THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT FOR ME…I HAVE A TOTAL OF SEVEN GIFT’S UNDER MY TREE, IN WHICH I AM GRATEFUL FOR & WRAPPED TONIGHT…

FOUR ARE FOR, MY SON, WHEN HE WILL OPEN THEM ON CHRISTMAS EVE WITH ME…AND THE OTHER THREE ARE FOR: MY MOTHER, CAROL,… MY BROTHER, CHRIS…AND FOR MY BROTHER, PAUL…THAT IS IT.

I HAVE NEVER SEEN UNDERNEATH MY CHRISTMAS TREE WITH SOO LITTLE GIFT’S…BUT YET BEHIND THEM ALL SOOOOO MUCH LOVE…I DID NOT HAVE TO GO CRAZZZY OUT OF MY MIND FOR THEM, NOR DID I GET UPSET IN ANYWAY TO FEEL PRESSURED IF THEY WOULD LIKE THEM OR NOT…OR DID I SPEND ENOUGH???…

IT TRULY IS THE “THOUGHT” THAT COUNTS…THE GIFT ALONE WAS KNOWING THEY ARE STILL HERE IN MY LIFE & I SHARE MY LOVE WITH THEM IN THIS WAY & GRATEFUL THAT I CAN…”GIVING” WHAT I CAN…CAUSE I AM HERE…AND SO ARE THEY…

THE COOL THING IS THIS: I CAN DO IT EVERYDAY I AM HERE…

SURE THEY ARE GOING TO GET A GIFT, “SOMETHING SPECIAL”…BUT OVERALL, WE ARE ALLLLLLL PURDY SPECIAL!!!…DON’T YOU AGREE???…WELL, YOU SHOULD!!!…BECAUSE YOU ARE…YOU ARE…YOU REALLY ARE!!!…

http://youtu.be/C7Fx_RURk1M

THE GREATEST GIFT IS LOVE….LOVE…..LOVE….

YOU CAN DELIVER LOVE HOWEVER YOU SEE IT BEST…

GOD “CHOOSE” TO SEND JESUS, HIS GREATEST GIFT & SON EVER….TO ALLL OF US…HE DID NOT DECIDED THAT SOMETHING WOULD BE A BETTER GIFT FOR ANOTHER…HE GAVE US ALL:

THE *ONE GIFT…THE *PERFECT GIFT…THE ONE THAT WOULD BE THE “ONE SIZE FIT’S ALL” KINDA GIFT…THE ONE THAT WOULD *MAKE US ALL SMILE…THE ONE THAT WOULD *FILL US ALL WITH LOVE…THE ONE THAT WOULD *GIVE US ALL PEACE…THE ONE THAT WOULD *GIVE US JOY…THE ONE THAT WOULD *TAKE AWAY OUR SHORT-COMMINGS & FAULTS…THE ONE THAT WOULD *SET US FREE & THE ONE THAT *CAME TO SAVE US FROM OURSELVES…THE ONE TO BE THE *SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD…THE ONE *FILLED WITH LOVE, MERCY & GRACE…

IT ONLY TOOK GOD ***ONE TIME…***ONE GIFT…***ONE MOMENT…

I KNOW THIS CHRISTMAS MORNING…YOU, TOO, IN HOPES THAT WHEN “THAT GIFT”…YOU BOUGHT YOUR CHILD…YOU WILL SEE DELIGHT, LOVE, JOY AND THEM SOME COMMING FROM THEIR FACE…I WANT THAT TOO, I DO…AND I PRAY THAT FOR YOU…AND ME…

                                          FRIENDS & FAMILY…IF I MAY ASK…

WILL YOU HAVE EYE’S OF A CHILD THIS CHRISTMAS???…

                                              LIKE THE BABY JESUS???…

You have the eyes of a child…
You always look up towards your Father
You eyes are pure,
You always try to see the best
In everyone and everything
You never stop BELIEVING…

The eyes of a child
Are pure and innocent
They BELIEVE without reason
They accept others as they are
They dance when there is no music
They look up to their Father
Always see the best in everything…

Laugh and smile at the simplest things
Forgive and love so easily
Cry when they need help
This is what it means
To have eyes of a child….

Children keep believing
Even when others stop BELIEVING…
Children see the things in life
That adults fail to see
Children always find time to laugh and play
Children know how to stop working and enjoy
Children cling to the hand of their Father
When they’re scared
They run to their Father in trouble
This is what it means to have
A child’s eyes….

Their eyes are filled with light and life
Because they have not let the burdens of this world
Become too strong
They remember the important things in life
Like how to enjoy it
We can learn so much from them
We are to be like them
This is what it means to have
The eyes of a child….

Let us become children again
And see the world through their eyes
Remember what it’s like
Not to worry about life
But enjoy and live it to the fullest
Just run around and have fun
Be amazed by the simple things of life
Have children’s eyes again
This is what it means to have
The EYES of a child…
The LIFE of a child…
The JOY of a child…
                                                                       AGAIN…

http://youtu.be/nZ19mW-TMRk

                                                    DO NOT STOP BELIEVING…

HAVE THE FAITH OF A CHILD…YOU WILL SEE GOD…

LOVE ALWAYS…YOUR FRIEND, JEWELS

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THANKSGIVING DAY BLESSINGS TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY…LOVE, JOYOUS JEWELS

                                   GOoD DAY, LORD!!!…WE LOVE YOU, TOO!!!…

Thanksgiving is a time for togetherness… it’s an occasion to be spent in the warm and loving company of family, loved ones and friends enjoying turkey roast and pumpkin pies with them. Thanksgiving is also an opportunity to renew the ties that bind us with the ones we love… it is a time for remembering, cherishing and being thankful for all the good things you have been blessed with. So it’s time to say ‘Happy Thanksgiving’!!!…

FRIENDS, LET’S START WITH A THANKSGIVING DAY PRAYER…

                                                            

Lord, so often times, as any other day
When we sit down to our meal and pray…

We hurry along and make fast the blessing
Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing…

We’re slaves to the olfactory overload
We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold …

But Lord, I’d like to take a few minute more
To really give thanks to what I’m thankful for…

For my family… my health… a nice soft bed…
My friends… my freedom… a roof over my head…

I’m thankful right now to be surrounded by those
Whose lives touch me more than they’ll ever possibly know!!!…

Thankful Lord, that You’ve blessed me beyond measure…
Thankful that in my heart lives life’s greatest treasure…

That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place…
And I’m ever so grateful for Your unending grace…

So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You’ve provided …
And bless each and every person invited…

Amen!!!…Amen!!!…And Amen!!!…

FRIENDS AND FAMILY, THIS THANKSGIVING OPEN UP YOUR BIBLE TO YOUR FAMILY AND READ SOME SCRIPTURE…TOGETHER, AS A WHOLE…I SHALL SHARE SOME VERSES YOU CAN HAVE SOMEONE READ THEM ALOUD, THE NOT SO SHY ONE, OF COURSE!!!…IN MY HOUSEHOLD, THAT WOULD BE ME!!!…

You know families gather in “Fellowship” on Thanksgiving Day to thank God for his abundant blessings… The Bible is a TREASURE-trove of thanksgiving verses and a peaceful round of scripture reading before a sumptuous Thanksgiving Day dinner is a good idea to ensure that God’s graciousness is not forgotten amid the food and cheer. Bible ‘thanksgiving’ verses remind us of the merciful God we serve and I have hand-picked some of them to help you organize your very own scripture reading activity with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day….

                                                                      LET’S GO!!!…
THIS IS THE FIRST THANKSGIVING AT PLYMOUTH…

Psalms 100:4-5

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures for ever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”

MORE SCRIPTURE, I’LL HELP!!!….

Colossians 3:17

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

LET’S SING A SONG OF PRAISE, TOO!!!…DO IT WITH YOUR WHOLE FAMILY, SING ALONE FOR THEM, EVEN ID THEY DON’T KNOW THE WORDS…DO IT IN THANKS TO GOD!!!…YOUR FAMILY WILL UNDERSTAND…  : )   ***HOPEFULLY!!!…

http://youtu.be/3lPdtqgouCc

FRIENDS AND FAMILY, YOU MAY ASK…

                      Why Read From the Bible on Thanksgiving Day???…

Well…I AM GONNA MAKE THIS BIG…FRIENDS AND FAMILY…consider the BIBLE to be the inspired Word of God… It lies at the very root of “Christianity” and forms the cornerstone of Christian living…(A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST)… Reading from the Bible on Thanksgiving Day is a great way to keep the holiday in perspective from a Christian standpoint… It serves as a testimony to God’s Kindness and is a clean and clear reminder of His MERCY through the being of JESUS CHRIST, His Son… It is rare for families to get together these days and Thanksgiving Day offers an opportune moment for families to underline a rare devotional with a strong Christian spirit that will turn a much-awaited holiday into a meaningful occasion… The Bible does this best…

                                                   I BELIEVE…
I TOOK A VOW SOME YEAR’S AGO TO HELP OTHER’S FIND AND FOLLOW CHRIST, FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOST AND LOOKING…AND I STAND BY MY DEVOTION THROUGH MY CHURCH FAMILY AND THROUGH MY DEVOTION TO JESUS CHRIST…AND TONIGHT I AM SHARING IT WITH ALL OF YOU…I STAND ON A FIRM FOUNDATION, THOUGH SOOO FAR FROM PERFECT BUT AM DOING MY BEST, THE BEST WAY I KNOW HOW, THE BEST WAY GOD SEE’S FIT…I AM HIS TOOL, HIS CHILD, AND HE IS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE…MISTAKES ARE GOING TO HAPPEN, I KNOW THIS…BUT GETTING BACK UP, BRUSHING MYSELF OFF AND ASKING FOR HIS WILL TO BE DONE IS A MAJOR PART OF MY LIFE IN LIVING IN FAITH…SHARE GOD’S LOVE WITH YOUR FAMILY THIS THANKSGIVING, AND IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW, IN SOME WAY, I HOPE THIS HELPS…PRAY TO HIM FROM YOUR HEART…LOVE THE ONE’S AROUND YOU…AND LOVE THE ONE’S WHO NEED LOVE…DO NOT CURSE THOSE WHO HURT YOU, BUT PRAY FOR THEM…GOD WILL HONOR YOU…IN EVERYTHING, GIVE ***HIM THANKS…

                          FOREVER HAVING FAITH IN YOU!!!…

Deuteronomy 26:11

“You shall rejoice in all the good things the Lord your God has given to you and your household.”

  HAVE A VERY BLESSED THANKSGIVING!!!…FROM MY HOUSE TO YOURS!!!

Colossians 2:6-7

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

                                                  THANKFUL…SO THANKFUL…

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                 LOTS OF LOVE AND THANKS, JOYOUS JEWELS  XXOOXO…

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THE “GOoD NEWS” OF JESUS IS SPREADING ACROSSED THE WORLD!!!…

                   GOoD DAY, LORD!!!…WE LOVE YOU, TOO!!!…

JUST THINKING ABOUT, JESUS, AND HOW HE LOVVVES US ALL...

FRIENDS & FAMILY…LET US ALLL SING A SONG OF PRAISE…

http://youtu.be/2FxaUYjRtkc

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN JEALOUS???…HAVE YOU EVER LOVVVED SOMEONE SOOOO MUCH???…WHERE YOU AWARE OF IT???…

***HMMM…THINK ABOUT IT…

FRIENDS & FAMILY…BEEN READING THROUGH MY “GOOD NEWS” BIBLE RECENTLY…ALOT GOING ON…AND I, TOO, HAVE ALOT OF SCRIPTURE TO SHARE WITH YOU TONIGHT!!!…BE READY!!!…ALOT OF “GOOD NEWS” IS ABOUT TO GO DOWN!!!…OR SHALL I SAY, “UP!!!”…

SO, YOU WONDERING WHAT “THE GOSPEL MEANS???”…

Well,…The word GOSPEL is derived from the old Anglo-Saxon word meaning “Good Message”… or “Good News.”… And indeed it is!!!… But the “Good News” of what???… The “GOSPEL” of what???…Well,  According to THE BIBLE…

Matthew 9:35 Good News Translation (GNT) Jesus Has Pity for the People

35Jesus went around visiting all the towns and villages. He taught in the synagogues, preached the Good News about the Kingdom, and healed people with every kind of disease and sickness.

JESUS, HEALING THE SICK...

                                                                       READ ON…

                                           Luke 4:38-44 Good News Translation (GNT)

Jesus Heals Many People(;)

38 Jesus left the synagogue and went to Simon’s home. Simon’s mother-in-law was sick with a high fever, and they spoke to Jesus about her.39He went and stood at her bedside and ordered the fever to leave her. The fever left her, and she got up at once and began to wait on them.40 After sunset all who had friends who were sick with various diseases brought them to Jesus; he placed his hands on every one of them and healed them all.41Demons also went out from many people, screaming,          You are the Son of God!

Jesus gave the demons an order and would not let them speak, because they knew he was the Messiah.

Jesus Preaches in the Synagogues()

42 At daybreak Jesus left the town and went off to a lonely place. The people started looking for him, and when they found him, they tried to keep him from leaving.43But he said to them,          I must preach the Good News about the Kingdom of God in other towns also, because that is what God sent me to do.

44So he preached in the synagogues throughout the country.

JESUS, PREACHING...&...JESUS, TEACHING...THE "GOOD NEWS!!!"...

                                        Luke 4:43 Good News Translation (GNT)

43 But he said to them,          I must preach the Good News about the Kingdom of God in other towns also, because that is what God sent me to do.
                                                                                HERE IS THE FOOT-STEPS OF JESUS…YEAR ONE…

JESUS'...FOOT-STEPS OF HIS FIRST YEAR OUT OF THREE...FOLLOW...

[1] Jesus, now about 30 years old (Lk 3:23) travels from his home-town of Nazareth in Galilee…

[2] At the River Jordan, possibly near ***Bethany***-across-the-Jordan, he is baptised by John the Baptist…Read: (Mt 3:13; Mk 1:9)…

[3] He goes in to the Judean Desert or wilderness to face the devil’s temptation…Read: (Mt 4:1; Mk 1:12; Lk 4:1)…

[4] At the River Jordan near Bethany-across-the-Jordan, or Bethabara (Jn 1:28), and according to John’s Gospel, Jesus calls his first five disciples (Jn 1:35)… These include Philip… Andrew… and Simon Peter all from Bethsaida in Galilee (Jn 1:44)…

[5] Jesus returns north to Galilee with his disciples…Read: (Jn 1:43), and at a wedding in Cana, changes the water into wine – his first recorded miracle!!!…Read: (Jn 2:1)…

[6]He continues on to Capernaum, on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee with his mother, brothers and disciples, and stays there a short time…Read: (Jn 2:12)…

                                            ***EARLY MINISTRY IN JUDEA, SAMARIA AND GALILEE***

[7] He travels south to Jerusalem for the Passover – the first one mentioned in the Gospels (Jn 2:13) …There he drives the money-changers from the Temple for the first time (Jn 2:14). He also meets the Pharisee, Nicodemus (Jn 3:1)…Read it!!!… 

[8] Jesus leaves for the countryside of Judea where his disciples baptise believers…Read: (Jn 3:22)…

[9] Jesus and his disciples continue northwards from Judea (Jn 4:3), passing through the territory of Samaria (Jn 4:4). Near Sychar, Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at the well…Read: (Jn 4:5)….

JESUS...AND "THE WOMAN" AT THE WELL...

 ***Many Samaritans believe in him…READ: (Jn 4:39), after which he continues on to Galilee (Jn 4:43)

[10] He reaches Galilee (Mt 4:12; Mk 1:14; Lk 4:14; Jn 4:45), and back in Cana heals the official’s son who lays sick in Capernaum (Jn 4:46)…

[11] Jesus returns to his home-town of Nazareth, and preaches in the synagogue (Lk 4:16)… He is REJECTED for the first time (Lk 4:28)…

                                                          TRAVELS and ACTS OF JESUS, YEAR TWO – c AD28-29

JESUS AND HIS SECOND YEAR...FOOT-STEPS...FOLLOW-ON...

[1] Jesus moves to Capernaum (Mt 4:13; Mk 1:21; Lk 4:31)…. According to the Synoptic Gospels, Jesus call his first disciples – perhaps only now to full-time service…Read: (Mt 4:18; Mk 1:16; Lk 5:1)…. In Capernaum he heals the madman in the synagogue (Mk 1:23; Lk 4:33) and Peter’s mother-in-law of her fever (Mt 8:14; Mk 1:29; Lk 4:38)…

***FIRST PREACHING TOUR OF GALILEE***

[2] Jesus travels throughout Galilee, preaching and healing… (Mt 4:23; Mk 1:39), ***including the leper (Mt 8:2; Mk 1:40; Lk 5:12)….

[3] Returning to Capernaum (Mk 2:1) a paralysed man is healed (Mt 9:2; Mk 2:3; Lk 5:18) and Jesus calls Matthew (or Levi) the tax-collector to be a disciple (Mt 9:9; Mk 2:14; Lk 5:27)…

[4] Jesus travels from Galilee south to Jerusalem for a Jewish festival – possibly the Second Passover identified in the Gospels (Jn 5:1). At the Pool of Bethesda he heals the crippled man (Jn 5:2)…

[5] Returning north to Galilee, Jesus heals the man with the shrivelled hand (Mt 12:9; Mk 3:1; Lk 6:6) and many others (Mt 12:15; Mk 3:7)…

[6] On a hillside in Galilee, probably near Capernaum, he selects his twelve apostles…Read: (Mt 10:1; Mk 3:13; Lk 6:12) and delivers the Sermon on the Mount (Mt 5:1). In Luke’s report Jesus comes down from a hillside to give the Sermon (Lk 6:20)…

[7] Back in Capernaum,… (Mt 8:5; Lk 7:1) Jesus heals the Roman centurion’s servant (Mt 8:5; Lk 7:2)…

***SECOND PREACHING TOUR OF GALILEE***

[8] Jesus continues preaching and healing in Galilee, and in Nain brings the widow’s son back to life (Lk 7:11)…Oh Jesus!!!…  : )

[9] Accompanied by the twelve apostles and some of his women helpers, Jesus continues his second Galilee tour (Lk 8:1)…

[10] He sails across the Sea of Galilee (Mt 8:18; Mk 4:35; Lk 8:22) and calms a storm (Mt 8:24; Mk 4:37; Lk 8:23). Landing in the region of the Gerasenes (Mk 5:1; Lk 8:26) or Gadarenes (Mt 8:28) in Gentile Decapolis – the Ten Towns or Cities, Jesus heals the madman in the story of the Gadarene Swine (Mt 8:28; Mk 5:2; Lk 8:27)…

[11] Sailing back across the Sea of Galilee (Mk 5:21) Jesus lands at “his own town” of Capernaum (Mt 9:1). Here he raises Jairus’ daughter from the dead…

LAST OF JESUS' STEPS...FROM WHAT I CAN LEARN...

***THIRD PREACHING TOUR OF GALILEE***

[1] Jesus travels from Capernaum to “his own native town” of Nazareth (Mk 6:1)…

[2] In Nazareth, he is rejected for a second time… (Mt 13:54; Mk 6:1)…

[3] He continues through Galilee… (Mt 13:58; Mk 6:6) and sends out the twelve apostles to preach the Gospel… (Mt 10:5; Mk 6:7; Lk 9:1)…

JESUS SENDING OUT THE "TWELVE"...

[4] The Twelve return to Capernaum from their mission… (Mk 6:30, Luke 9:10)…

[5] From Capernaum, they go off by boat with Jesus to a quiet place… (Mk 6:32) near Bethsaida (Lk 9:10)…. Here he feeds the 5,000 (Mt 14:14; Mk 6:33; Lk 9:11; Jn 6:5)…

JESUS FEEDS FIVE-THOUSAND!!!...

[6] The disciples return across the Sea of Galilee…Read: (Mt 14:22; Mk 6:45), Jesus walking on the water to join them (Mt 14:25; Mk 6:48; Jn 6:19)…. They land near the Plain of Gennesaret and Jesus heals many people there (Mt 14:34; Mk 6:53)…

I ALMOST CAN BARE-FOOT SKI...BUT NOTHING COMPARES TO "WALKING ON WATER, LIKE , JESUS DID!!!"...WOW!!!...(I WONDER WHAT HIS SHOE SIZE WAS)..I AM 7 1/2....

[7] From Gennesaret they make their way back to Capernaum… (Jn 6:24) and Jesus teaches about the Bread of Life (Jn 6:26)…

***HE IS...THE BREAD OF LIFE...

***JESUS PREACHES AND HEALS IN SYRIAN-PHOENICIA, ITUREA and TRACHONITIS, THE DECAPOLIS***

[8] Jesus retires from Galilee to the region of Tyre and Sidon in Syrian-Phoenicia (Mt 15:21; Mk 7:24) where he heals the daughter of the Gentile Syrophoenician woman (Mt 15:22; Mk 7:25)….

[9] He leaves Syrian-Phoenicia via Sidon for Galilee (Mt 15:29) but travels through the Decapolis (Mk 7:31)…

[10] In the Decapolis he heals the deaf and mute man…Read: (Mk 7:32) and feeds the 4,000 (Mt 15:32; Mk 8:1)…

[11] Reaching the Sea of Galilee, he crosses by boat to the Magadan/Dalmanutha region… (Mt 15:39; Mk 8:10)… There the Pharisees and Sadducees ask for a sign from heaven… (Mt 16:1; Mk 8:11)…***A SIGN…

[12] Continuing on to Bethsaida, a blind man is healed… (Mk 8:22)…

[13] Jesus now travels from Galilee, north to Caesarea Philippi in Iturea and Trachonitis, where Peter confesses that Jesus is the Christ…SOOO AWESOME!!!…Read:… (Mt 16:13; Mk 8:27)…

[14] Continuing on from Caesarea Philippi possibly further north towards Mount Hermon, three of the disciples see Jesus Transfigured in the presence of Elijah and Moses… (Mt 17:1; Mk 9:2; Lk 9:28). On his return, Jesus heals the boy with epilepsy… (Mt 17:14; Mk 9:14; Lk 9:37)…

Other traditions place the Transfiguration to the south, on Mount Tabor… The epileptic boy would then have been healed in the Galileearea…

[15] In Galilee (Mt 17:22; Mk 9:30), in Capernaum (Mk 9:33), Jesus pays the Temple Tax with a fish! (Mt 17:24). Then to avoid the dangers in Judea, he remains in Galilee (Jn 7:1)…

***LATER MINISTRY IN JUDEA***

[16] Jesus leaves Capernaum and Galilee for the last earthly time (Mt 19:1; Mk 10:1) and heads for Jerusalem (Lk 9:51; Jn 7:10). Travelling by Samaria, he heals the ten lepers (Lk 17:11) but is rejected in a Samaritan village (Lk 9:52)…

[17] Arriving in Jerusalem for the Feast of the Tabernacles in the Autumn of c AD29 (Jn 7:10), Jesus forgives the woman caught in adultery… (Jn 8:2) and heals the blind man who is taken before the Sanhedrin (Jn 9:1)…

BEGGING FOR MERCY...FOR IN WHICH, SHE DID...

[18] During his travels in Judea, Jesus visits Martha and Mary in Bethany (Lk 10:38), returning to Jerusalem for “Hanukkah”, the Feast of Dedication in December c AD29 (Jn 10:22)…

***THE LAST FEW MONTHS – c AD30***

[19] Jesus withdraws to Bethany-across-the-Jordan (or Bethabara), and into the province of Perea, and stays for a while (Jn 10:40)…

[20] Following the death of Lazarus, Jesus returns to Bethany near Jerusalem, and raises him (Lazarus) from the dead (Jn 11:1)…

[21] Because of threats to his life, Jesus withdraws to Ephraim to the north of Jerusalem (Jn 11:54)…

***HIS MINISTRY IN PEREA (MODERN JORDAN)***

[22] He then crosses the River Jordan and works in Perea …Read:(Mt 19:1; Mk 10:1)… There he blesses the little children… (Mt 19:13, Mk 10:13; Lk 18:15) and speaks to the rich young man… (Mt 19:16; Mk 10:17; Lk 18:18)…

JESUS AND THE CHILDREN...***BLESSINGS!!!....

                        ***THE FINAL JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM***

[23] Jesus now travels towards Jerusalem for the last time (Mt 20:17; Mk 10:32; Lk 18:31). Passing through Jericho he heals one (or two) blind men (Mt 20:29; Mk 10:46; Lk 18:35) and converts Zacchaeus the tax collector (Lk 19:1)…

[24] Reaching ***BETHANY***… (Jn 12:1) the home of Lazarus, Mary and Martha, Jesus is anointed by Mary either now (Jn 12:2), or later (Mt 26:6; Mk 14:3) after his triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Mt 21:1; Mk 11:1; Lk 19:29; Jn 12:12)…

[25] During the Easter week, Jesus returns to Jerusalem each day after staying overnight in Bethany on the Mount of Olives (Mt 21:17-18; Mk 11:11-12;19; Lk 21:37). ..

FRIENDS…IN THE END…OR SHALL I SAY, “BEGINNING”…READ: ALLLL OF ROMANS 1:1-32…AND I SHALL POST, CAUSE I READ IT ALLL TONIGHT!!!…

Romans 1:1-32

Good News Translation (GNT)

 

Romans 1

1From Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus and an apostle chosen and called by God to preach his Good News.

2 The Good News was promised long ago by God through his prophets, as written in the Holy Scriptures.3 It is about his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ: as to his humanity, he was born a descendant of David;4 as to his divine holiness, he was shown with great power to be the Son of God by being raised from death.5 Through him God gave me the privilege of being an apostle for the sake of Christ, in order to lead people of all nations to believe and obey.6This also includes you who are in Rome, whom God has called to belong to Jesus Christ.

7And so I write to all of you in Rome whom God loves and has called to be his own people:

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because the whole world is hearing about your faith.9 God is my witness that what I say is true—the God whom I serve with all my heart by preaching the Good News about his Son. God knows that I remember you10 every time I pray. I ask that God in his good will may at last make it possible for me to visit you now.11 For I want very much to see you, in order to share a spiritual blessing with you to make you strong.12What I mean is that both you and I will be helped at the same time, you by my faith and I by yours.

13 You must remember, my friends, that many times I have planned to visit you, but something has always kept me from doing so. I want to win converts among you also, as I have among other Gentiles.14 For I have an obligation to all peoples, to the civilized and to the savage, to the educated and to the ignorant.15So then, I am eager to preach the Good News to you also who live in Rome.

The Power of the Gospel

16 I have complete confidence in the gospel; it is God’s power to save all who believe, first the Jews and also the Gentiles.17 For the gospel reveals how God puts people right with himself: it is through faith from beginning to end. As the scripture says,          The person who is put right with God through faith shall live.

Human Guilt

18 God’s anger is revealed from heaven against all the sin and evil of the people whose evil ways prevent the truth from being known.19 God punishes them, because what can be known about God is plain to them, for God himself made it plain.20 Ever since God created the world, his invisible qualities, both his eternal power and his divine nature, have been clearly seen; they are perceived in the things that God has made. So those people have no excuse at all!21 They know God, but they do not give him the honor that belongs to him, nor do they thank him. Instead, their thoughts have become complete nonsense, and their empty minds are filled with darkness.22 They say they are wise, but they are fools;23instead of worshiping the immortal God, they worship images made to look like mortals or birds or animals or reptiles.

24 And so God has given those people over to do the filthy things their hearts desire, and they do shameful things with each other.25They exchange the truth about God for a lie; they worship and serve what God has created instead of the Creator himself, who is to be praised forever! Amen.

26 Because they do this, God has given them over to shameful passions. Even the women pervert the natural use of their sex by unnatural acts.27In the same way the men give up natural sexual relations with women and burn with passion for each other. Men do shameful things with each other, and as a result they bring upon themselves the punishment they deserve for their wrongdoing.

28 Because those people refuse to keep in mind the true knowledge about God, he has given them over to corrupted minds, so that they do the things that they should not do.29 They are filled with all kinds of wickedness, evil, greed, and vice; they are full of jealousy, murder, fighting, deceit, and malice. They gossip30 and speak evil of one another; they are hateful to God, insolent, proud, and boastful; they think of more ways to do evil; they disobey their parents;31 they have no conscience; they do not keep their promises, and they show no kindness or pity for others.32 They know that God’s law says that people who live in this way deserve death. Yet, not only do they continue to do these very things, but they even approve of others who do them.

 

THE "GOOD NEWS" IS SOOO WORTH READING!!!...IT WILL, CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!...IN JESUS NAME, AMEN!!!... : )

FRIENDS & FAMILY…THE SCRIPTURE BELOWWW IS *SPECIAL*…

Romans 1:1-32 : This Good News was promised long ago by God through his prophets in the holy Scriptures. It is the Good News about his Son, Jesus, who came as a man, born into King David’s royal family line.(Romans 1:2-3)…(MY BIRTH-DATE 1.2.3.)…DECEMBER 3RD…  : )

***The “Good News”… is a Message about Jesus Christ… Here Paul summarizes the “Good News” about Jesus Christ,… who (1) came as a human by natural descent,… (2) was part of the Jewish royal line through David,…And third (3) died and was raised from the dead,… and fourth… (4) opened the door for God’s Kindness to be Poured Out on US!!!… The book of Romans is an expansion of these themes….

Friends…The “Good News” is a Message that can be passed on!!!… Christians have “Both”… ***Privilege and a ***Great Responsibility”… Paul and the apostles received forgiveness (grace) as an undeserved privilege… They also received the responsibility to ***SHARE*** the message of God’s forgiveness with others… God also Graciously Forgives Our Sins when we believe in him as Lord… In doing this, we are committing ourself to begin a NEW LIFE… Paul’s New Life also involved a God-given responsibility–to witness of God’s “Good News” to the world as a missionary… God may or may not call you to be an overseas missionary, but he does call you (and ALL BELIEVERS) to witness and be an example of the “Changed Life”… that Jesus Christ has begun in YOU!!!…

AMEN!!!…AMEN!!!…AND AMEN!!!…

YOU GET MY POINT TONIGHT???...THE "GOSPEL"...IS..."GOoD NEWS!!!"...

LET’S ALLLLLLL SING THIS SONG TONIGHT!!!…

http://youtu.be/O0qWAMCSucM

***IN THE ARMS OF THYYY SAVIOR TONIGHT!!!…

WHERE ARE YOU, TONIGHT???…

***RUNNING TO YOU...THERE IS NO OTHER PLACE THAT I'D RATHER BE!!!...

LOTS OF LOVE & SHARING THE “GOOD NEWS!!!”…

XXOOXO, JOYOUS JEWELS

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GOOD FRIDAY…FULL MOON TONIGHT…SHARING A STORY…

                                            GOOD FRIDAY TO ALL…

HELLO FROM WOLVERINE LAKE, MICHIGAN!!!...

FRIENDS & FAMILY, IT IS GOING TO BE ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL FULL MOON-TONIGHT…I TOOK THIS FROM AN OLD BLOG I WROTE A FEW YEARS AGO…IT’S TIME TO SHARE IT ONCE MORE…

I WOULD LIKE TO START OUT WITH THIS SONG FIRST THAT I USED TO LISTEN TO AS A KID WITH MY PARENTS, I USED TO DANCE AROUND WITH THEM… PUT MY HANDS OVER MY EYES, MY EARS AND SUCH…WHAT GREAT MEMORIES!!!…I HEAR THIS SONG OFTEN AT THE SALON ON SIRUS RAIDO, THE BRIDGE, CHANNEL 32…IT IS A GREAT STATION!!!…

                                      http://youtu.be/kGNxKnLmOH4

...ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL FULL MOON...AND THE STORY BEGINS...

I ALWAYS SHARE THIS STORY WITH MY SON ON THESE NIGHTS, (HE KNOWS IT BY HEART NOW)…BUT SHARING IT AGAIN, BEFORE THE FULL MOON SHINES…BE SURE TO SHARE THIS WITH YOUR KIDS!!!

HOLLY IS THE BUNNIE IN THE NEST... : ) (LOOK TO THE LEFT)

At the beginning of the world the animal gods gathered to fill the land and sea and sky with creatures like themselves. The great, strong creatures were made by great, strong gods. The quiet, gentle creatures were made by gentle, peaceful gods…

  The Whale God launched his huge splashing creations into the deep ocean. The Elephant God trumpeted his likeness among the forests and plains. Fish swam from the Fish God and birds flew from the Bird God…
  The Rabbit God was not a big, strong god. He was a small god, and his creatures were small creatures. He was a quiet, loving god, and his creatures were quiet and full of love…   The Rabbit God took earth and water and patted his creations into shape and breathed life into them.
With each breath, he told them:
I give you swift feet, so that you can run. I give you smallness and stillness, so that you can hide. I give you long ears, sharp enough to hear even the grass grow. I give you keen noses and wide eyes, so that your enemies will not surprise you. I give you warm, soft fur, so that you may nestle safe in your burrows all winter. I give you food from the plants, so you will never go hungry. Last, I give you love for each other, so that even when others hunt you, you will multiply and flourish. These are the gifts I give you…
  The Rabbit God watched his children scamper off, their white tails disappearing into the fields and forests…
  Their work finished, the gods departed. The Whale God returned to the deep blackness of night, the Elephant God to his pillars of clouds. The Fish God swam back to her starry seas, the Bird God flew off singing into the sunlit sky…
  The Rabbit God went home to the moon…
The wheels of the new world began to turn. Rain fell and streams and rivers wandered down to the ocean. Trees flowered. Tender plants pushed out of the rich ground. And the animals scattered to the four corners of the earth, looking for food and homes…
  The rabbits obeyed their god. They dug holes and ate plants and loved one another. Soon, there were many little rabbits…
Holly was the first rabbit child to be born. She lived with her mother and father in a warren in the woods, at the edge of a clearing…

  Holly spent long, silent hours watching the trees wave in the wind and listening to the long grasses stir around her. She smelled the delicious clover, fruit and flowers. If she heard an unfamiliar sound, she darted into her family’s hole and waited until quiet returned…
  When she grew big enough, Holly helped her mother and father dig a larger burrow. She scooped out dirt with her paws, and then scattered it away from the entrance so there would be no clue that rabbits lived there. She pulled up grass with her teeth and carried it down to keep their home sweet-smelling and warm…
  Soon, the work on their new burrow was done. Holly’s parents tugged tufts of fur from beneath their chins and made a soft cushion for her…
  “You are our little rabbit, and we love you,” they whispered. Her parents pressed their noses together and hugged her tight…
  Holly snuggled between her parents, deep in the dark, comfortable silence. She breathed in the gentle rabbit breath all around her. Big rabbit eyes gave heavy blinks as they drifted off to sleep on the fragrant grass.
Holly was startled awake by the roars and howls of huge animals overhead. Her parents comforted her, but they were frightened, too…
  “We have found homes,” said Holly’s father. “But still we are not safe.”
  “When we go out to find food we are in great danger,” said Holly’s mother.
  “Everything chases us, and tries to catch us and eat us,” said Holly’s father.
  “Something must be done,” said Holly’s mother. “Let us speak with the other rabbits about this.”
Holly and her parents crept out of their home and looked carefully around, then thumped their hind legs on the ground to summon the other rabbits…
  “Fellow rabbits,” her parents said, “we cannot live like this. What should we do???”
  The rabbits talked among themselves and decided to ask their god for help…
  As the moon rose above the trees, the rabbits formed a circle and began to dance. They spun faster and faster until the whirling rabbits blended into the moonlight…
  At last, the rabbits fell to the earth, crying: “Oh, Lord Rabbit, hear our prayer. Other animals are strong and fierce, and we are afraid.”
“Give us teeth and claws to defend ourselves from the dogs and foxes, the wolves and weasels. Give us great voices to frighten them away. Make us big and strong or we will perish!!!”
  And the Rabbit God came down among them and answered:
  Though I may seem great among the creatures of the earth, among the gods themselves, I am only a rabbit. I gave you no weapons because I have no weapons to give. I gave you survival in the face of destruction, and with that you must be content…
  The rabbits bowed their heads in sorrow. Although they tried their best to feel thankful, in their hearts they were bitterly disappointed. The rabbits murmured among themselves: “We have too little. We will not live.”
  In the morning, Holly woke up to sunlight, chirping birds and chattering squirrels. Her parents nuzzled her good-bye as they scurried out to forage for breakfast. Holly hopped back and forth, waiting for them to come back. The more she waited, the more she worried. She missed the warmth of their fur next to hers. When she could wait no longer, she poked her head out of the burrow…
  “Mother! Father! Where are you???” Holly called.
There was no answer. She scampered to the cover of dense brush, weaving her way through the brambles. She saw an eagle swooping down from above, but it couldn’t get through the blackberry bush where she hid. Near the meadow, the scent of a wolf cautioned her to wait silently…   Finally it seemed safe. Holly crept out of her hiding place and started across the meadow…   Suddenly, the wolf sprang toward her. Holly ran faster than she’d ever run before, dodging and turning as she felt the wolf’s hot breath behind her. Just as she got back to the safety of the brambles, the wolf snapped at her tail, nipping off a pinch of fur. Holly kept running as fast as her legs could carry her, back to the safety of her home…
  Inside, her parents were wringing their paws with worry when Holly tumbled breathlessly down between them. They hugged her tight and gave her the best of the food they had gathered. But they could not forget the dangers outside…
  “Oh, what shall we do???” Holly’s parents wept, and big tears splashed onto her ears…
  That night Holly lay awake thinking as her parents slept…
  “Something must be done, and I will do it. I will speak to Lord Rabbit and he will hear me. We cannot always be afraid.”
  Holly crept out all alone into the forest clearing, and began to dance in the silver moonlight. No other rabbits were there to watch for danger, and she was so frightened that at first her dancing was not much more than little trembling hops. But as she danced, her timid heart filled with fiery courage. She danced and leaped until the clearing was a blur and she lost all sense of where or what she was. Her feet pattered on the cold dewy grass, making a sound like soft rain. Her ears whirled around her head and the clearing started to spin. Her soul lifted and she felt that she was no longer alone. There, glowing with moonlight, was the Rabbit God…
  She fell down panting, paws outstretched, and murmured, “Oh, Lord Rabbit. Please listen to me. We are so small and the others are so big. I was chased by a wolf when all I wanted to do was find my mother and father. Can you not help us??? We are always afraid. We have no peace.”
And the Rabbit God heard her prayer, and spoke to her:
  Little one, if you were not a rabbit, you would not have survived your ordeal to tell me about it. I made you as you are, in my own image, for I could do nothing else. If I were the Fox God, you would live on flesh. If I were the Eagle God, you would dive through the air. But I am the Rabbit God, and you are a rabbit.
I cannot change you…
But, the Rabbit God went on, you have changed yourself. I did not give you the courage to come into the clearing alone to dance and pray for your people. That change came from within you, and because of your bravery, I am a stronger god. I can now grant you one more blessing…
The Rabbit God paused, and when he spoke again, it was in a larger voice.
                This I say to all of you…
  Holly looked up, and saw that the forest clearing was filled with rabbits. Not only her loved ones and friends, but countless others. All the rabbits in the world stood and listened to their god in silent awwwe…
  Every month when the moon is full, I will be at my greatest strength. I will then stand between you and the fierce ones, and keep you safe in my arms all night long…
  The Rabbit God stopped speaking and faded into the moonlight. All the rabbits lifted their eyes to the big, round moon and thanked their god for the hope of peace…
  Holly’s parents came to her and snuggled their noses against her, and all three together hopped back to their warm hole at the edge of the clearing…
“Holly, you are brave and good,” they said. “Your children and your children’s children will remember you and thank you.”
  And Holly fell asleep with a deep quiet in her heart…
  Holly lived to a ripe old age, surrounded by her children and her children’s children. Every full moon they gathered around her and she told them the story of the dance in the clearing, and the promise of the Rabbit God…
  The rabbits accepted their place as the meek and timid of the earth. They eat green growing things, and are content. They love one another, and flourish… Generation after generation, they tell the story of their great hero, Holly, and remember the promise that the Rabbit God made to all rabbits, forever…   On the night of the full moon, when the Rabbit God is stronger than any of the fierce animals, all the rabbits of the world come out of their hiding places to worship. As they turn their eyes to heaven, nothing startles them, nothing chases them, nothing harms them, and they have no fear. And the Rabbit God looks down on them in benevolence and peace…

"HOLLY"...
REMEMBER TO SHARE!!!... : )

 

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THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST…SMALL GROUPS STUDY…WEEK 4

FRIENDS AND FAMILY…THIS IS THE LAST WEEK OF THE SMALL GROUPS STUDY, FROM THE CHURCH I ATTEND, ORCHARD GROVE COMMUNITY CHURCH.   HERE IS THE LINK:

                                WWW.ORCHARDGROVE.ORG

BEFORE WE BEGIN TONIGHT LET’S JUST ALL SAY A PRAYER TOGETHER & A SONG OF PRAISE…,

DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO COME TOGETHER TO STUDY AND LEARN ABOUT WHAT YOU WENT THROUGH FOR ALLL OF US TONIGHT…MAY OUR HEARTS AND MINDS BE OPEN, WE ASK THAT YOU BE WITH US TONIGHT AND TO SURROUND US WITH YOUR LOVE, GRACE & PEACE…MAY WE LOOK BACK AT THIS SMALL GROUP AND REMEMBER ALL THAT YOU WENT THROUGH FOR ALL OF US…MAY WE GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHY THE FATHER SENT YOU IN THE FIRST PLACE…MAY WE ALL KNOW THAT WE ARE SINNERS AND IF IT WERE NOT FOR YOUR DEATH ON THE CROSS WE WOULD NOT BE FORGIVEN…MAY WE ALL KNOW THAT THROUGH YOU AND IN YOU AND ACCEPTING YOU AS OUR LORD AND SAVIOR THAT WE TOO, HAVE ETERNAL LIFE…MAY WE TEACH OTHERS ABOUT YOU, THE BEST WAY WE KNOW HOW…MAY WE LEARN TO SERVE AND NOT TO BE SERVED, MAY WE LEARN TO BE MORE AND MORE LIKE YOU…THANK YOU, DEAR LORD!!!…IN THIS, WE PRAY…NOT OUR WILL LORD, BUT YOURS BE DONE…

                               AMEN!!!…AMEN!!!…AND AMEN!!!…

                                                        LET’S SING…

                                     http://youtu.be/_sKcw9_PQYA

OKAY, FRIENDS AND FAMILY…TONIGHT WE START THE MOVIE/DVD/VIDEO AT: 1:30  (ONE HOUR AND 30 MINUTES INTO)  *REMEMBER 12 AND UNDER IS NOT SUITABLE, BUT YOU MAKE THAT DECISION…HERE IS THE LINK TO THE MOVIE, AND REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR BIBLE HANDY TO LOOK-UP VERSES/SCRIPTURE…

                                     http://youtu.be/Uuc2aWJnmQ8

…AND IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BIBLE, HERE IS THE WEBSITE TO LOOK-UP THE SCRIPTURE:

                                         WWW.BIBLEGATEWAY.COM

                                         DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

THE JOURNEY DONE, JESUS FALLS FLAT ON HIS FACE.  SIMON IS ALSO EXHAUSTED AND KNEELS DOWN TO TAKE ONE LAST UP CLOSE LOOK AT JESUS BEFORE THE SOLDIERS CHASE HIM OFF.  HE IS OBVIOUSLY SHAKEN PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY AND SPIRITUALLY FROM THE EXPERIENCE.  MEANWHILE, THE SOLDIERS CONTINUE THEIR BRUTAL TREATMENT OF JESUS URGING HIM TO WALK OVER AND LAY DOWN ON THE CROSS.  AN INTERESTING FLASHBACK OCCURS HERE SHOWING THE BREAD OF THE PASSOVER MEAN—HIS BODY?  READ: MATTHEW 27:32; MARK 15:21; LUKE 23:26; JOHN 19:17…NOW, DISCUSS…

THE HORROR OF JESUS BEING NAILED TO THE CROSS CONTINUES WITH VARIOUS FLASHBACKS–AND SAYINGS OF JESUS: “THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE THAN FOR A MAN TO LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.”  (JOHN 15:13)  “I LAY IT DOWN FOR THE SHEEP…NO MAN TAKES MY LIFE FROM ME, BUT I LAY IT DOWN OF MY OWN ACCORD.  I HAVE THE POWER TO LAY IT DOWN AND THE POWER TO TAKE IT UP AGAIN.”  (JOHN 10:17-19)  “MY CHILDREN, I WILL BE WITH YOU ONLY FOR A LITTLE LONGER.  YOU WILL LOOK FOR ME, AND JUST AS I TOLD THE JEWS, SO I TELL YOU NOW: WHERE I AM GOING, YOU CANNOT COME.  A NEW COMMAND I GIVE YOU: LOVE ONE ANOTHER, AS I HAVE LOVED YOU, SO YOU MUST LOVE ONE ANOTHER.”  (JOHN 13:33-34).  “I AM THE WAY, THE THRUTH AND THE LIFE, NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME.” (JOHN 14:6).  “THIS IS MY BODY, GIVEN TO YOU.”  (MATTHEW 27:33-35; MARK 15:22-27; LUKE 23-33; JOHN 19:18).

IS THERE ANYONE FOR WHOM YOU WOULD UNQUESTIONABLY LAY DOWN YOUR LIFE?  IF YOU HAD TO LAY DOWN YOUR LIFE LIKE THIS?  IS IT SELFISH TO JUST THINK OF THOSE WHO ARE CLOSE TO YOU?  HOW DO YOU GET TO THE PLACE WHERE YOU LOVE ***EVERYONE AS MUCH AS THOSE CLOSEST TO YOU?…READ: 1 SAMUEL 16:7

“AS I HAVE LOVED YOU” IS SUBTLETY DIFFERENT FROM “AS I LOVE YOU.”  HERE WE SEE THE DIFFERENCE!!!… CAN WE LIVE UP TO THIS COMMAND OF GOD?  IF SO, HOW?

AS THESEFLASHBACKS ARE STRUNG TOGETHER, IT BECOMES OBVIOUS THAT JESUS WENT TO GREAT PAINS TO TELL HIS DISCIPLES WHAT WAS COMING BEFOREHAND.  WHY DO YOU THINK IT STILL TOOK THEM ALL BY SURPRISE?

READ ISAIAH 53:4-5.  IF YOU HAD BEEN THE SOLDIER COMMANDED TO DO THIS DEED, COULD YOU HAVE DONE IT?  HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOUR HANDS AND ACTIONS AND THOUGHTS DID DO THIS DEED?

JESUS IS RAISED UP ON THE CROSS IS DROPPED IN PLACE.  WE FLASHBACK TO THE LAST SUPPER.  “THIS IS MY BLOOD WHICH IS GIVEN FOR YOU AND FOR MANY FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.”  ONE OF THOSE CRUCIFIED WITH JESUS BEGINS TO INSULT JESUS:  “IF YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD, WHY DON’T YOU SAVE YOURSELF?”  CAIAPHAS JOINS IN “YOU SAID, YOU COULD TEAR DOWN THE TEMPLE AND REBUILD IT IN THREE DAYS, AND YET YOU CANNOT COME DOWN FROM THE CROSS.  IF HE IS THE MESSIAH, I SAY, LET HIM COME DOWN FROM THE CROSS SO THAT WE MIGHT SEE AND BELIEVE.”  JESUS RESPONDS, “FATHER, FORGIVE THEM, FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO.”  THAT UNNATURAL RESPONSE SENDS RIPPLE OF SHOCK THROUGH EVERYONE PRESENT–PARTICULARLY THE OTHER THIEF ON THE CROSS, WHO ASKS, “LORD REMEMBER ME WHEN YOU ENTER YOUR KINGDON.”  JESUS RESPONDS” “AMEN, I SAY TO YOU, ON THIS DAY YOU SHALL BE WITH ME IN PARADISE.”  THE OTHER THIEF LAUGHS AT THIS AND GETS HIS EYE PLUCKED OUT AS A REWARD.  READ: (MATTHEW 27:36-44; MARK 15:25-32; LUKE 23:34-43.)

DO YOU THINK JESUS ACTUALLY FULFILLED HIS PROMISE TO TEAR DOWN THE TEMPLE AND REBUILD IT IN THREE DAYS?…READ: (JOHN 2:19-22).

WHAT WOULD IT HAVE MEANT TO YOU IF JESUS HAD GIVEN UP AT THIS POINT AND COME DOWN FROM THE CROSS?  READ: (HEBREWS 10:10-14).

IN THE LORD’S PRAYER WE ARE ASKED TO FORGIVE AS GOD FORGIVES US, DOES HE REALLY WANT US TO TAKE IT TO THIS EXTENT?  READ: (MATTHEW 18:23-35).  HOW WOULD YOUR LIFE CHANGE IF YOU DID?  (REMEMBER, FORGIVENESS IS NOT SAYING WHO HURT YOU IS OKAY, FORGIVENESS IS NOT LETTING THE SITUATION HOLD YOU BACK ANYMORE..UNFORGIVENESS IS LIKE RUNNING WITH A WEIGHT IN YOUR LIFE, DON’T LET IT STOP YOU FROM DOING WHAT GOD HAS PLANNED FOR YOU.)

AS THE SOLDIERS GAMBLE FOR JESUS’ CLOTHES THE CLOUDS MOVE IN AND IT BECOMES DARK.  THE PRIEST AND SOME OF THE CROWD LEAVE.  THE SOLDIERS ALLOW MARY (JESUS’ MOTHER) MARY AND JOHN TO MOVE IN CLOSE TO JESUS.  MARY EMBRACES HIS FEET AND COMES AWAY WITH A BLOODY FACE.  ANOTHER WORD OF JESUS FROM THE CROSS.  “I THIRST.”  ONE OF THE SOLDIERS HOLDS A SPONGE UP TO HIM, BUT AFTER WETTING HIS MOUTH HE REFUSES MORE.  ANOTHER MARY INSERTION HERE AS SHE SAYS, “MY SON, LET ME DIE WITH YOU.”  JESUS RESPONDS, “WOMEN, BEHOLD YOUR SON.”  AND TO JOHN: “BEHOLD, YOUR MOTHER.”  THEN, JESUS SAYS, “MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME.”  AND “IT IS ACCOMPLISHED.”  HE LOOKS UP INTO HEAVEN AND SIGHS…”FATHER, INTO YOUR HANDS, I COMMEND MY SPIRIT.”   READ: (MATTHEW 27:45-50; MARK 15:33-37; LUKE23:44-46; JOHN 19:25-30.)

WHY/HOW DID GOD (OUR/THE FATHER) FORSAKE GOD (JESUS/THE SON)?   READ: GALATIONS 3:13; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:21

***PROPHECY FULFILLMENT!!!…READ: PSALM 22:1

AFTER WATCHING AND DISCUSSING…MEDITATING AND DIGESTING ALL 4 WEEKS, WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU WILL WALK AWAY WITH???…

             WHAT A GREAT SMALL GROUP THIS LENT SEASON!!!…

IN CLOSING, ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS, IN THANKS…TO THE LORD, OUR GOD, WHO, I KNOW, HAS SAVED ME!!!…

                                           http://youtu.be/Dooif2-yAoI

FRIENDS & FAMILY, IN ADDITION…IF YOUR IN THE AREA, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU ALLL TO THE CHURCH I ATTEND FOR GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES AT 4:30PM…AND EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES: 9:30AM AND 11:15AM.  AGAIN, PLEASE SEE:

                                  WWW.ORCHARDGROVE.ORG

                                CONTACT THE CHURCH WEBSITE FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE…MAPS & DIRECTIONS ARE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE…CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED…

AND LOTS OF GREAT EVENTS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL!!!…

PRAISE & WORSHIP BANDS, “BIG DADDY WEAVE” & “THE KATINAS” WILL BE THERE SOON AS WELL IN APRIL 2012…SEE THE SITE FOR MORE INFORMATION!!!…(YOU CAN ALSO FIND THEM ON FACEBOOK AND BECOME A FAN, NOT TO MENTION, YOU CAN FIND THEIR MUSIC VIDEO’S ON YOUTUBE TO TAKE A PEEK IN ADVANCED, IN YOUR NOT SURE OF WHO THEY ARE!!!)

 ***BLESSINGS FOR A WONDERFUL REST OF YOUR WEEK***

...IN JESUS NAME...WE ALLL SAY, "AMEN!!!"...THANK YOU, LORD!!!... : )

     PEACE & LOVE TO ALLL OF YOU THIS GOOD FRIDAY & EASTER…

WITH LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, JOYOUS JEWELS

***REJOICE!!!...I SAY AGAIN, ***REJOICE!!!...OUR LORD, HAS RISEN!!!... : )

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***COLORING EASTER EGGS, IT’S ALMOST TIME!!!…WANNA KNOW MORE???…

GOoD DAY, LORD!!!…WE LOVE YOU, TOO!!!…

THANK YOU, GOD, FOR ALWAYS SEEING THE BEST IN US!!!...

FRIENDS…LET’S SING A SONG OF PRAISE, SHALL WE???…GREAT!!!

http://youtu.be/JCxlqd2q_gk

Well, tonight at work… I was thinking about Easter and alot of “Things” we mostly do to celebrate this Wonderful Event!!!…One of the “Things” that crossed my mind was something I have been doing for 40 years and never really knew why…

***Coloring Easter Eggs…and having Easter Egg hunts was just a few of them***…Though my Mind & Heart had alot more going on…

Friends…Whether you enjoy those eggs: hard-boiled…poached…fried…or deviled…Eggs are a kitchen staple and delicious in any form!!!…(I believe)… While breakfast-time has made the egg a culinary celebrity, it’s “Easter” that has transformed the Egg into a cultural icon… Spring-Time brings us eggs colorfully dyed or reincarnated in chocolate, but the “Easter Egg” actually boasts a rich history, dating back thousands of years to Pre-Christian cultures…

SPRING-TIME EGGS...

                      WANNA LEARN MORE???…READ ON!!!…FOLLOW-ON!!!…

  • Friends…While we usually attribute the Easter egg to the Christian holiday… Pre-Christians  celebrated the Egg as a symbol of Fertility during the Spring  representing the Rebirth of life in the new season…
  • Friends, Later… Eggs came to symbolize the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, much for the same reason… (I Read this): Historians credit Pope GREGORY I  with merging the traditions and symbols of the pagan Spring festival with the Christian celebration of Easter… Even the name of the holiday is a derivative of the Spring Goddess Eostre…
  •                                                      ***HERE IS A QUICK PIC***
  •                                 (SHE IS QUITE PURDY, DON’T YOU THINK???!!!)
  • The Dyeing of Easter eggs comes from an Orthodox and Eastern Catholic tradition of coloring eggs red to represent the Blood of Christ… The egg’s shell represents the Tomb of Christ…And then so cracking the egg symbolized:
  •                                                      ***HIS RESURRECTION
  • Historically, the eating of eggs was forbidden during Lent… But this didn’t stop chickens from laying them… so households hard-boiled the eggs to keep them from spoiling and ate them quickly come Easter!!!…
  • Started in 1814 by Dolley Madison, the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House’s South Lawn is a race in which children push an Easter egg across the grass with a spoon… However, I Learned… rolling Easter eggs traces its origins to Europeas a symbol of the rolling away of the boulder from Jesus’s tomb before the resurrection…

    "LOOK TO THE LEFT"...

  • Next, I Learned…The famous “Fabergé Eggs” were intricately jeweled and gilded pieces created for Russian royalty before the 1917 revolution… The House of Fabergé crafted the first in 1885 by request from Tsar Alexander III as an “Easter-Gift” for his wife…                                     I SHALL SHARE A PHOTO…

    TSAR ALEXANDER WITH THE GIFT EGG...

  • While the Egg is a predominant symbol of Easter, it’s NOT limited to the Western interpretation... Egyptians decorate eggs during the Sham el-Nessim holiday, which marks the beginning of Spring… Mexicans stuff hollowed egg shells with confetti and hide them… When children find these cascarones, they break them over their friends’ heads!!!…SERIOUSLY!!!…  : )   Ha Ha!!!…HERE IS A PHOTO!!!…

    ***I GUESS IT'S BETTER THAN SMASHING PUMPKINS!!!...(JUST A JOKE) : )

  • In the end… The Best Way to Enjoy the Easter Egg’s long history is to eat it!!!…And…Don’t forget to save some room with your Easter Ham!!!…
  •                                                                    YOU COOKING???
  • ***I BELIEVE THE HAM IS A DIFFERENT STORY, SOOO NOT GETTING INTO THAT ONE TONIGHT!!!…
  •                                                              ***STAY WITH ME!!!…
  • THIS WAS AT MY HOUSE A COUPLE YEARS AGO...

Friends,…Remember…The EGG has long since been a symbol for RESURRECTION AND NEW LIFE… from the time of the ancient Persians, through Jewish culture, and well incorporated in the Christianity…THE EGG, a part of the celebrations about the “Vernal Equinox”…Means: The comming of Spring, a time for Planting & New Life… has been a subject of wonder and veneration for just about all cultures… It appears in MANY RELIGIONS as a Critical symbol of NEW LIFE… of RESURRECTION…

On another note…They are almost entirely unrelated to fertility… Women have all but always been considered mere vesssels for something from men. And until Robert Hooke discovered and named the cell using the microscope developed by at least Lippershey, and Janssen in the early 1600s, that was also unclear or rather unseen…

Ova does come from Latin meaning egg, but that is incidental to the role of the egg in religious symbolism…

When one thinks about symbols, you just about have to drop back to prerecorded history, and try to understand the terror of a total eclipse of the sun…

The EGG is the symbol for New Life, and for Resurrection, not fertility… On the other hand, in the middle ages, particularly, in Germany a hare was said to lay eggs, and present them to children… It’s not that far from the Easter Egg… The hare was a symbol of fertility, which makes sense in the light of the ability rabbits to breed without a season…

THIS IS MY ACTUAL MOMMA BUNNY, WITH HER BABY IN HER NEST...DADDY BUNNY TO FOLLOW...

MY DADDY BUNNY...AND HE HAS THE SWEETEST EYES!!! : )

Friends…Coloring eggs has been raised to an art form in many folk societies… Some traditions originated with the religious symbol, but rapidly because commercial by-products in mass societies…

And it has been suggested that with beginning in the 20th century, the Easter Egg has became a symbol for a second leading time for the sale of chocolate products and sales…Mostly in the United States and much of Europe…

YEP, YOU SEE THE TV AD'S...THE CADBURY BUNNY & CHOCOLATE EGGS...PERSONALLY, I THINK THEY TASTE NASTY!!!...YUCK!!!...

Friends…PLEASE!!!…Remember the MEANING of EASTER EGGS now!!!…And share it with your children, Your Friends & Family…and all that you know…So, while decorating this Wonderful Gift from God…You NOW will know what they are ALLL about!!!…

TEACH THEM!!!...

TEACH!!!…TEACH!!!…TEACH!!!…

IF I AMY, PLEASE LET ME SHARE A LITTLE BIT OF SCRIPTURE TO GO ALONG WITH THIS TEACHING TONIGHT…AND TOO, READ IT TO THOSE YOU COLOR “EASTER EGGS” WITH!!!…

***GIVE IT THE RIGHT MEANING BEHIND IT ALL…

NEED I SAY MORE???...READ JOHN 3:16-17

PS. BY THE WAY…THE WORD, “EASTER” ONLY APPEARS ONE TIME IN THE KING JAMES VERSION BIBLE, IN THE BOOK OF ACTS…IT IS: ACTS 12:4…AND THE GREEK WORD IS, “PASCHA”…WHICH MEANS, “PASSOVER”…

REMEMBER THIS…JESUS CHRIST REALLY DID RISE FROM THE DEAD!!!…

***RESURRECTION… ***NEW LIFE…AND, I BELIEVE THIS SCRIPTURE IS THE TIMETABLE FROM THE FIRST HE ENCOUNTERED AFTER HIS RESURRECTION…

I AM GOING TO USE THE (NIV) VERSION…

Mark 16:9 New International Version (NIV)

   [The earliest manuscripts and some other ancient witnesses do not have verses 9–20.]

9 When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons.

Matthew 28:8-10 New International Version (NIV)

8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

Luke 24:34 New International Version (NIV)

34and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.”

Mark 16:12 New International Version (NIV)

   12Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country.

John 20:19-24 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Jesus Appears to Thomas

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.

A MUST ADD!!!…

DOUBTING THOMAS...CAN YOU RELATE WITH HIM???...IT'S OK!!!... : )

John 20:25-26 New International Version (NIV)

25So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”   But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”26A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”

John 21:1 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish

1Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way:

HERE IS THE SEA THE BIBLE SPEAKS ABOUT...THE GREAT CATCH!!!... : )

                                      1 Corinthians 15:6-7 New International Version (NIV)

6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,

                                                                   AND LAST, THIS…

                                                 Acts 1:3 New International Version (NIV)

3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.
FRIENDS & FAMILY, WHILE COLORING EGGS…AND CELEBRATING THIS EASTER SEASON…THIS IS:
                                                                              MY GIFT FROM ME-TO YOU…

HOPE YOU LEARNED SOMETHING IN THIS BLOG, AND KNOW...OUR REDEEMER LIVES!!!...***EVERYDAY, NOT ONLY IN EASTER EGGS...BUT IN OUR SOULS, THROUGH THE SPIRIT OF OUR LORD, JESUS CHRIST!!!...AMEN, AMEN!!!...AND AMEN!!!... LOVE, JOYOUS JEWELS

Matthew 28:18-20 New International Version (NIV)

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
                                                         AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE VIDEO’S/SONG’S IN CLOSING…

I HAVE TO "SMILE"...CAUSE ***I KNOW!!!...***I KNOW!!!...***I KNOW!!!...AMEN~

                                                        MAKE SURE YOU TAKE A LISTEN!!!…PROMISE???…
                                                                            
                                                                                      http://youtu.be/9p4G2GbPYQA
***FRIENDS & FAMILY…GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!!!…MAY GOD’S GRACE TOUCH YOUR SOUL EVERYDAY…MAY YOU KNOW HE LIVES!!!…HE FORGIVES YOU, HE LOVES YOU!!!…HE DIED FOR YOU AND FOR ME…AND WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU, EVEN WHEN YOU THINK HE IS NOT!!!…  : )
                 
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THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST…WEEK 3…”SMALL GROUPS”…DISCUSSION.

FRIENDS & FAMILY…THIS IS WEEK 3 OF THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST…”SMALL GROUPS”…DISCUSSION THAT I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN FROM THE CHURCH I ATTEND…I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE BEEN TAKING THIS IN AS A GROWING EXPERIENCE IN WHAT JESUS CHRIST WENT THROUGH FOR YOU AND FOR ME…FOR ALLL OF US!!!…

LET’S SING A SONG OF PRAISE BEFORE WE BEGIN…

                       http://youtu.be/Wx7hq5VArcs

                              (THANK-YOU, LORD)

PRAYER IS ALWAYS A GREAT WAY TO START OUT BEFORE YOUR SMALL GROUP…

“WHERE TWO OR MORE ARE GATHERED, *HE IS THERE”…  : )

                                      LET’S BEGIN!!!…

HERE IS THE YOUTUBE LINK TO THE FULL MOVIE:

                        http://youtu.be/Uuc2aWJnmQ8

…AND REMEMBER THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 12, THIS MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR THEM TO SEE…YOU DECIDE…

MAKE SURE TO START THE MOVIE AT: 1:05 MINUTES INTO IT, REMEMBER THIS IS WEEK 3…YOU CAN GO BACK TO MY PREVIOUS BLOG’S AND START AT WEEK 1…THEN 2…ETC,…THIS IS A 4 WEEK STUDY GROUP.

MAKE SURE TO ***STOP THE MOVIE/DVD AT: 1:30 IN TO IT…SAVING THE REST FOR WEEK 4.

REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR BIBLE READY TO LOOK UP SCRIPTURE!!!…IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BIBLE, YOU CAN USE:  

                        WWW.BIBLEGATEWAY.COM  

                                                                                    DISCUSSION QUESTIONS…

JESUS BEGINS HIS JOURNEY TO GOLGATHA (THE VIA DOLORSA).

HE ALMOST LOVINGLY EMBRACES THE CROSS AS HE ACCEPTS THE FATHER’S WILL.  IN A SEMI-DELIRIOUS STATE, JESUS FLASHES BACK O THE CROWD’S WELCOMING HIM INTO TOWN WITH PALM BRANCHES.  THE TWO MARY’S ARE REPEATEDLY SHOWN FOLLOWING ALONG WITH THE CROWD.  THE BRUTALITY OF THE ROMAN SOLDIERS CONTINUES AS THEY SHOW NO MERCY TO JESUS ALONG THE WAY.  AS SHE SEES JESUS CRUSHED BENEATH THE WEIGHT OF THE CROSS SHE FLASHES BACK TO HER MOTHERING OF JESUS AS A CHILD, AND RUNS TO HIM AS SHE DID THEN.  THE RESPITE IS BRIEF.  JESUS PUTS HIS BLOODY HANDS ON HER FACE AND SAYS: “SEE, MOTHER, I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW.”  AND EMBRACES THE CROSS ONCE AGAIN.  READ: MATTHEW 27:31-32; MARK 15:20-21; LUKE 23:26-32; JOHN 19:17).

           NEXT, READ MATTHEW 10:38 & 16:24.

WHAT MIGHT THOSE WORDS HAVE MEANT TO THE DISCIPLES AT THE TIME JESUS SAID THEM?  

WHAT MIGHT THEY HAVE MEANT AS DISCIPLES OVERLOOKED THIS SCENE?

MAYBE THIS IS AN EXERCISE IN FUTILITY, BUT WHAT DO YOU IMAGINE SATAN (I HATE THAT WORD) WAS THINKING DURING THIS “ROAD OF SORROWS”? 

PILATE S SHOWN LOOKING FROM HIS PALACE AS THE CROWD WITH JESUS MAKE THEIR WAY OUT OF THE CITY.  JESUS FALLS YET AGAIN AND IT IS OBVIOUS HE CAN GO NO LONGER…NO FURTHER…SIMON IS FORCED TO CARRY THE CROSS FOR JESUS.  THE CONTRAST IS UNBELIEVEABLE AS THE CLEAN AND STRONG SIMON BEARS ONE SIDE OF THE CROSS AND COMES FACE T FACE WITH THE BLOODY AND DYING JESUS ON THE OTHER.  READ: (MATTHEW 27:32; MARK 15:21; LUKE 23:26; JOHN 19:17).

NO JEW WOULD WILLINGLY TOUCH A CROSS BECAUSE HE REGARDED IT AS ACCURSED.

WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THE WAY IN WHICH GOD CHOSE TO BE SACRIFICED FOR US?  READ: (GALATIONS 3:13)

MORE BRUTALITY FROM THE SOLDIERS AND THE CROWD, TO THE POINT WHERE SIMON IS SHOWN TO GET FED UP AND CHASE OFF THE CROWD WHO HAVE BROKEN IN TO BEAT JESUS.  SOMEHOW JESUS MANAGES TO GET UP     AND GET BACK TO THE CROSS.  SIMON AND JESUS INTERLOCK ARMS AS THEY CONTINUE ON THEIR WAY.

READ: (MATTHEW 27:32; MARK 15:21; LUKE 23:26; JOHN 19:17).

           TRY TO PUT YOURSELF IN SIMON’S SANDALS HERE.

WHAT THOUGHTS DO YOU THINK WOULD HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND?

WE GET A GLIMPSE OF THE CRUCIFIXION SITE AND THE CHIEF PRIEST MAKING THEIR WAY THERE.  THEN, BACK TO THE VIA DOLOROSA AND ANOTHER FALL AS JESUS AND SIMON COME OUT OF THE CITY.  SIMON ENCOURAGES JESUS, “ALMOST THERE…ALMOST DONE.”… READ: (MATTHEW 27:32; MARK 15:21; LUKE 23:26; JOHN 19:17).

DO YOU THINK JESUS NEEDED ENCOURAGEMENT FROM PEOPLE TO GO ALL THE WAY TO THE CROSS??? (GREAT QUESTION!!!)…

                              JESUS LIVED UP TO HIS TEACHINGS.

DO YOU THINK YOU COULD PRAY/FORGIVE YOUR PERSECUTORS IF THEY TOOK THIS EXTREME?…IF YOU ARE KEEPING THIS WORD OF JESUS, WHOM SHOULD YOU BE PRAYING FOR RIGHT NOW???…RIGHT NOW???…

                 THE DISCUSSION FOR WEEK 3 IS FINISHED…

I PERSONALLY WANNA ADD THIS TONIGHT FOR ALLL OF US TO READ…NOT SURE WHY, I JUST DO…

Matthew 5:1-10 (NIV)

Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount

1 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes

He said:   3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn,    for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek,    for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,    for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful,    for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart,    for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers,    for they will be called children of God. 10Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

ENDING IN A SONG…

http://youtu.be/DvXweftb7UU

MAY GOD BLESS ALLLL OF YOU!!!…MAY YOU LEARN TO SEE AND FEEL ***HIS GRACE, ***HIS LOVE, ***HIS MERCY…FRIENDS & FAMILY…BE THE LIGHT IN THIS WORLD AS HE IS!!!…HE IS IN YOU AS HE IS IN ME…MAY HE KEEP YOU WRAPPED IN HIS LOVING ARMS…ACCEPT HIM…HE IS OUR “POPPA!!!”

             ***SEE YOU NEXT WEEK FOR: “IT IS FINISHED”…

                            GROWING, GROWING, GROWING…

                                     IN JESUS NAME, AMEN!!!…

                                                      JOYOUS JEWELS

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