MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

Ok… the sit ~ rep for prayer group over block leave goes as follows: this was our last prayer group meeting (June, Wednesday the 27th 2018) till we reconvene on the second Wednesday in September (Sept, Wednesday the 12th 2018).

So now that the formalities are done; let’s move into the last part of the journey that Jesus did for us for our salvation. The path that the Father sent him on, because God loves us so much, He sent His Son to die for us, to reconcile us, to save us. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6)

This last part of the journey is called Jesus, the King – the soon to come King! 
Read John 18:33-38 but focus on verse 37

When we look back at His journey (emails I sent from Jan to June) we can see how He loves us. So I ask: are we ready for Him? The book of Revelation tells us He is coming. As John says in Rev 1:4-6   

This being the last email for summer break, I would like to ask you all that you share with us (email to mcfoffice@themcf.ca) what part of the journey that Jesus took for us – our salvation, what part inspired or encouraged you. What made you to talk to others about Jesus or just made you think of your own life.

For now I am going to wish you all a great summer break and a safe one. May Abba, our Father, watch over you and keep His hand of protection upon you all.

Please take the time to read:  Revelation 19:11-16, John 14:1-3 and Matthew 28:18-20.

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

We are coming down to the end of the journey. There is one more after this one and I hope you have been inspired to be more like the Son of God; to be more faithful to the word and more obedient to God as I have been inspired.

So this part is called Jesus, the obedient Son. Let’s read Luke 22:39-46.

When you read this, what stands out to you? For me, it is the great pressure that Jesus is feeling. It is more than you or I could ever feel. Knowing that you must die for other’s sins… could you die for people you don’t even know? But Jesus tells His Father “not my will, but yours be done”. This is what we should be doing. I don’t mean die for other’s sins, but to walk like His Son did. Fight the temptations of the devil and be strong against sin. Not on our own power but His grace. Now I know we are not perfect like Jesus, but we can always improve ourselves with His help. Jesus was feeling tons of stress and what did he do? He PRAYED! That is what we need to do.  One difference though, Jesus trusted his Father as we should, but we don’t always, do we? Now, Jesus was God but remember, He was also a man who was tempted in every way like you and I. So let’s think about being more like our Father’s Son and be more obedient. Read Colossians 3:1-11 and think about what verse 10 says to us.

Obedience leads to your righteousness. Follow Jesus just as our Father wants us to. All through the OT, God tells us of the coming of His Son and how he will redeem us. Be careful not to do it for yourself but for God. I will leave you with one more passage that has helped shaped my life… Matthew 6:19-21 19

Verse of the day….  Luke 22:42

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

We call this part Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

So let’s first read Isaiah 9:6
Mark 4:39 – John 16:33 and John 14:27 

Do you remember back in Feb when we looked at all the names of Jesus throughout the Bible? Some 200 names one of which is “The Prince of Peace”. One of the benefits of Salvation is that we received Peace.

Peace is not a state of mind or a feeling; it is a person, Jesus Christ! Jesus came here so we can experience God’s peace every day. With Jesus in our life, stress is easy to handle if we are spending time with Him every day. We should not become stressed. This is a promise from God. Hebrews 13:6

Also, Peace comes as a result of having our sins forgiven. Read what Mark 5:34 says.    We can come to Jesus, the Prince of Peace, and He will give us peace… Isaiah 26:3-4.

Verse of the day….  John 14:27  “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you”

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

We move into our next part called Jesus, the beloved, only begotten Son. So let’s read Matthew 3:13-17, focusing on verse 17

Saving us from our sins, cost God the Father dearly. When John the Baptist baptized Jesus; we see God reaching down from Heaven and telling all how much he loves His Son. Jesus, the Lamb of God, made the sacrifice for our sins so that we can be reconciled to the Father. Remember when John the Baptist saw Jesus coming, he said “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29) Have you ever looked up the word salvation? It’s a noun meaning preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss. Isn’t that cool? We all want to be safe, so through His sacrifice at Calvary, Jesus became the Saviour of the world. Through his death and resurrection and your faith in the beloved Son of God, you are born again!

Jesus said in John 3:3b “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” His death was sufficient, Jesus paid your debt. We also remember John 3:15-17

Verse of the day…. Matthew 3:17

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

This part is called Jesus, the life. We are reading from 1 John 5:1-13 and we will look at verses 1 John 5:11-12 

The last few weeks of study reminds me of what Jesus said in this passage; John 14:6 –  In our key verse John puts it like this: “God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.” The word of God is very clear about this, easy to understand and no special interpretation is needed. All roads do not lead to God or Heaven. God, the Father, wants us to know that there is life; eternal life only in His Son. Jesus is The Life.

What Jesus said in John 4:14 … I don’t know about you guys, but that makes my heart explode with love for my Father God! To send his Son to save me after everything I have done in my life… WOW! Amen Halleluiah!!

Verse of the day… 1 John 5:11

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

I hope everyone took the time to thank God for the beautiful days and all our blessings. Everything we have belongs to God; He made it possible for us to have it, so let’s be thankful to God…Amen?

This is called Jesus, the truth. We are reading from John 8:31-46.

John 8:31-32 is our focal point. But I would read all John 8 to understand what Jesus is talking about.

How is your relationship with Jesus, the truth? Jesus is the Living Word sent by God the Father. I got a quote for you “A Christian is not necessarily a disciple of Jesus BUT disciples of Christ are certainly Christians – believers who have leaned and are continuing to learn more and more of Christ Jesus. When we obey the Word of God and learn of Christ we grow in spiritual knowledge, our spiritual understanding matures”.  Listen, you don’t need to have a theological degree to preach the gospel. Preaching is about sharing Jesus, the truth. It’s about speaking the Word of God simply. God gave you the most precious gift of all, “Jesus” the truth, the way and the only life you will ever need. All through the OT Jesus was there. All the writers from Moses to Malachi pointed to Jesus. We need to thank God for sending Jesus to this dark world to save us and we can only be saved if we trust, believe and have faith in Christ: He is our redeemer. He is the only way to God the Father. Amen!

Verse of the day…. John 8:32

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners,
the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS.
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

We call this one Jesus, the way.  We will read from John 14:1-11 and we will look closely to verse 6. Now, I don’t think I need to tell you how very important this is to our salvation…right? As verse 6 says “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Salvation comes only by faith, and faith is by hearing God’s word! And without faith it is impossible to please God. Nothing we can do physically can please God… nothing!

Which brings me to our duty as a Christian. We must be ready to stand up for the gospel when there is a discussion on which roads lead to heaven. God has clearly told us in His Word that there is only one way to heaven and it is through Jesus Christ His Son! Read (Matthew 7:13-14) So how will people know this if we don’t tell them? It is our job to tell them. Are we reluctant to stand up for the truth? Do we shrink down when we hear something wrong? God has called us to be the salt and light to the world around us. May God grant us boldness and wisdom!
Read John 14:1-11

Verse of the day…. John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by Me”.

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

I would like to ask you all to pray for the flood situation in NB and the volcanic situation in Hawaii as many are battling to save their homes and possessions. May we always serve our God with our homes and possessions. Anyways, I hope you all had a great weekend and I pray that this week brings you happiness and joy in God’s love, Amen!

This part is called Jesus, the living water.  Read from John 7:37-52 focusing on verses 37 to 39.

Do you remember when we started this journey? The very first thing I said to read? It was John 1:1. Everything in the Christian life is dependent upon faith; upon believing. Do you believe? And in whom do you believe? We are to believe in Jesus Christ. We are to have faith in Jesus, the Son of Abba the Father – the living water!

Too many Christians get caught up in dogma, doctrine and works (law). I have no problem with this as long as it does not take the place of what is important and what is truth… faith in the Son of God! Read what “Romans 10:17” tell us.  This is how we receive faith; by listening to the Word. Jesus came to this world so we could see the Word made flesh! As followers of God’s Son, we should be sharing that Living Water. We have what people around us desperately need, so tell others about Jesus the living water. Remember what Jesus said to us… that if we acknowledge Him in front of men, He will acknowledge us in front of His Father who is in heaven, but if we deny Him in front of men he will deny us in front of YHWH (Yahweh) God His Father who is in heaven (Matt 10:32-33)!

Remember this beloved hymn?
Fill My Cup, Lord
-Like the woman at the well I was seeking
For things that could not satisfy.
And then I heard my Saviour speaking-
“Draw from my well that never shall run dry.”
Chorus 
Fill my cup, Lord; I lift it up, Lord;
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.
Bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more-
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole.
-There are millions in this world who are craving
The pleasures earthly things afford.
But none can match the wondrous treasure
That I find in Jesus Christ my Lord.
-So my brother, if the things this world gives you
Leave hunger that won’t pass away
My blessed Lord will come and save you
If you kneel to Him and humbly pray.

Verse of the day…. John 7:38   (http://www.cyberoutlaws.com/prayer/page21.html)

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

Before we start, we wish to say a prayer for all those that have been affected by the St. John River flooding. Let’s pray for hope and help for all those in trouble with the water damage that God will help them through this. Amen.

This part of the journey is called Jesus, the heir of all things. Let’s read Hebrews 1:1-14 and focus on verse 2. No book gives us so many descriptions of Jesus and the work of Jesus as does the book of Hebrews. In it, Christ is said to be God’s final Word. In fact if your were to read all 13 chapters; you will see there are many titles and descriptions for Jesus but the one that captures Jesus (the man) and the work He did is in Heb. 1:2 “heir of all things”. We also have an inheritance; the eternal inheritance that God has promised to His people (me and you) and secured for them in Christ. We are to trust in Jesus with our daily needs, and through Him, (as God has told us) we will be inheritors of His kingdom.

Hebrews 1:1-14
1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world; 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.  5 For to which of the angels did He ever say:
“You are My Son, Today I have begotten You”?
And again: “I will be to Him a Father, And He shall be to Me a Son”?
6 But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: “
Let all the angels of God worship Him.”   7 And of the angels He says: “Who makes His angels spirits And His ministers a flame of fire.”
8 But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.  9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”   10 And: “You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. 11 They will perish, but You remain;
And they will all grow old like a garment; 12 Like a cloak You will fold them up, And they will be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will not fail.”
13 But to which of the angels has He ever said:  “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool”?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?

Verse of the day… Hebrews 1:2  (http://www.cyberoutlaws.com/prayer/page20.htm)

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessings All!
Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

May He keep you safe through this coming weekend.
As we continue in this journey we see Jesus praying many times to His Father, so this is called Jesus, the prayer warrior. Jesus knew how to pray to His Father. We need to treat God with respect because Jesus did. We pray to the Father through the Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
John 14 12-14 

Read Matthew 6:5-13 focus on verse 6 and 7. Jesus was asked how to pray by his disciples. They saw Jesus praying and asked him how to pray (Luke 11:1). Now don’t go to God with a shopping list – give me this, give me that. Jesus said: “Give us this day our daily bread”. God gave the Israelites in the wilderness enough for each day. They got greedy and tried to pick up more manna than they could eat. You know what happened? It went rotten. Don’t store up riches here on earth when you have untold riches in heaven (Matthew 6:19-21). Be content with what you have and God will provide you with what you need. He knows what you need and when you need it. Don’t push Him for more than what you need! When you pray the prayer that Jesus taught, feel it in your heart… say it slow and listen to the words.

Matthew 6:5-13   —  In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,   Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.  Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Verse of the day…  Matthew 6:6

He is the Redeemer of the world, who died for sinners, the One who is the Soon-coming King!

Blessings All!  Have a Great Day!
Keep your head up! GOD gives his hardest battles to his strongest SOLDIERS… 
So as we go through our day let us go out to help and to care for all that need it, in Jesus’ name…Amen!
Jimmy ;o)