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In seeking to further apply  Titus 2:1
- "But as for you,
speak [gently, in humility (II Tim. 2:24-26)]  the things which
are proper for sound doctrine ..." (NKJV ; emphasis ours) - we
are bringing 
a new format to our 2018 blogs.  We hope you
are further edified in this year's new approach.

Week of 7/30 - 8/3  (B31;18)


PRAISE From Those  You  Have Touched


For I know that the LORD  is  great, and our Lord  is  above all gods.
Whatever the LORD pleases He does, in heaven and in earth,  in the
seas and in all deep places.  ...  Your name, O LORD,  endures  forever, 
Your fame, O LORD, throughout all generations.  For the LORD will
judge His people, and He will have compassion on His servants.
Psalm 135:5, 6, 13, 14 (NKJV)

You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power;  for
You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.
...  And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under
the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard
saying:  "Blessing and honor and glory and power  be  to Him who sits
on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!"
Revelation 4:11 ; 5:13 (NKJV)

Glorious Father God, You alone are God.  Thank You for expressing
Yourself so perfectly through Your Savior - Everlasting Father!  We 
praise You for Your Son, Jesus Christ the LORD.  Thank You, too, 
for the JOY and PEACE You so graciously and abundantly impart
to Your adopted children in Your Son.  Grace us, please, with lives
which shine Your light as we keep in mind we will, one day, give
account to You.  It's through the dear name of Christ Jesus Your
Son that we bring our prayers before You.  AlleluJah



Week of 8/6-10  (B32;18)


Responding As  God  Would Have Us Respond


And when the cloud departed from above the tabernacle, suddenly Miriam
became  leprous, as white as snow.  Then Aaron turned toward Miriam, 
and there she was, a leper.  So Aaron said to Moses, "Oh, my Lord!  Please
do not lay  this  sin on us, in which we have done foolishly and in which
we have sinned.  Please do not let her be as one dead, whose flesh is
half consumed when he comes out of his mother' womb!"  So Moses 
cried out to the Lord, saying, Please heal her, O God, I pray!"  
Numbers 12:10-13 ; NKJV

[ Jesus Christ speaking ... ]  "You have heard that it was said, 'You
shall love your neighbor  and hate your enemy.'  But I say to you, love
your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate
you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that
you may be sons of your Father in heaven;  for He makes His sun rise
on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
For if you love those who love you, what reward have you?  Do not even
the tax collectors do the same?  And if you greet your brethren only, what
do you do more  than others ?  Do not even the tax collectors do so?  
Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Matthew 5:43-48 ; NKJV

Lord God, we pray for our foes who rise up against us.  Open their
eyes we pray.  May we abide in loving, compassionate mercy toward
our dark enemies  and  may we continue praying for their change of
heart before it's too late.  Thank You for the moving of Your Spirit
which softens hearts as far as You can given Your perfect expression
of love which allows man to choose.  Balancing Your eternal Truths
(in our affirming the  full  Counsel of Your revelation to us) is so
crucial today.  May we yield to Your Spirit within us to live in 
balance as You define it.  Unto Your glory and praise we pray, amen.



Week of 8/13-17  (B33;18)


A Crucial Mindset - Even During The End Of Days  ...


Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink;
let me be delivered from those who hate me, and 
out of the deep waters.  Let not the floodwater over-
flow me, nor let the deep swallow me up;  and let not
the pit shut its mouth on me.
Psalm 69:14, 15 ; NKJV

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common
to man;  but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be
tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation
will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to
bear it.   
I Corinthians 10:13 ; NKJV

THANK YOU, Lord, that You do not allow anything to come our
way that we cannot handle as we abide in You.  May we  endure
as we partake in the sufferings of our Lord Jesus Christ - Son of
God, Savior.  In His name we pray.  Amen



Week of 8/20-24  (B34;18)


JOY  In Patient Endurance


My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing
that the testing of your faith produces patience.  But let patience have
its  perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing."
(James 1:2-4 ; NKJV) 

Father of lights, we so appreciate Your Counsel.  Thank You for fore-
warning us about trials, including both the general ones and the
ones especially pressing during the  end of days.  Allow us, we pray,
in Your mercy and grace, to walk in YOUR perspective prior to the
initial appearing of Your glorious Son.  In Jesus Christ's name we
pray, amen.



Week of 8/27-31  (B35;18)


Oh Come Let Us  ADORE  Him ...


Give to the LORD the glory  due  His name;  bring an offering,
and come before Him.  Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of
holiness!  Tremble before Him, all the earth.  The world also is
firmly established, it shall not be moved.  Let the heavens rejoice,
and let the earth be glad;  and let them say among the nations,
"The LORD reigns."  Let the sea roar;  and all its fullness;  let
the field rejoice, and all that  is  in it.  Then the trees of the
woods shall rejoice before the LORD, for He is coming to
judge the earth.
I Chronicles 16:29-33 ; NKJV

He who is unjust, let him be unjust still;  he who is filthy, let
him be filthy still;  he who is righteous, let him be righteous still;  
he who is holy, let him be holy still.  And behold, I am coming
quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according
to his work.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the  Beginning and
the  End,  the First and the Last.  Blessed are those who do His
commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life,
and may enter through the gates into the city.  But outside  are
dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and
idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.  I, Jesus, have
sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches.  I am
the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.
And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!"  And let him who hears
say, "Come!"  And let him who thirsts come.  Whoever desires, let
him take the water of life freely.
Revelation 22:11-17 ; NKJV 

Father God, what can we say but You reign!  Thank You, oh LORD
MOST HIGH, for all that You have revealed to us in Your Word.  We
are grateful dear God Most High.  Please receive our thankgivings
and praises through Jesus Christ our Lord, for it's in His name we
come into Your glorious presence expressing these  cries of our
hearts.   Thank You Abba, for everything.  Amen

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