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)

MCF – Gagetown group – study & prayer

As long as you have God in your days and you glorify Him by telling all those around you that it is God who makes your day GREAT; your days will be good… Amen!

This part of the journey is called Jesus, the model of the Father. I know there are many books, chapters and verses in the Bible that talk about this but we will look into the book of John (and you should be looking at them all if possible). Let’s read John 5:16-23, but we will be looking more at verse 19.

We have read that Jesus modeled many things for His disciples, one of which was being obedient to His Father. Being obedient to the Father eventually led Jesus to Calvary were He paid the ultimate price to secure our Salvation. The older I become in my faith of my Lord; the more I want to be obedient to Him. Jesus has taught me how to be obedient to our Father. God the Father is more interested in our day to day obedience then any grand gesture we might seek to make. So if you want to please God the Father then follow the example that Jesus (His Son) has laid out for you. If Jesus could do nothing outside of the Father, how can we ever think that we could??? So let us walk humbly with our Lord.

Verse of the day… John 5:19  

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

On a quick side note, I encourage you to read one or two chapters before and after the reading that I recommend. It helps in your studies to understand the meanings of the themes I am writing on.

The next part of the journey is called Jesus, the righteous judge.
Read John 5:24-30.  Focus on verse 26 & 27.  

This is very important and we must pay close attention to this, for we will be judged by Christ. Jesus was God’s righteousness revealed on earth. He came to seek and to save the lost.

Romans 3:10 and John 5:30 and John 3:17-21

When Jesus returns to this earth one day He will come as the Righteous Judge… are you ready?
John 5:26

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 you take the time to read and/or some study God’s word. As Paul has said in 2 Timothy 2:2

The next part is called Jesus, the friend. Read John 15:9-17. Focus on verse 13.

We talked before on how Jesus came to this world and befriended sinners like you and I. The religious leaders of that day condemned Him for doing that. He will stand by you no matter what happens in your life; good or bad. Apart from being your Lord and Saviour, your Master, your King, your Healer and your Deliverer he is also your Friend. Jesus loves us unconditionally. We cannot earn it or deserve it. His love is a free gift that is accepted by faith.

He came to this world to reconcile sinful man to God, the Father! Jesus himself said that there is no greater love than laying down your life for your friends and that’s just what He did! You are his friend if you accept Him as your Lord and Saviour. He sacrificed His life on our behalf.

He invites us to walk a faith walk with him that leads us to heaven. Join your Lord, your friend Jesus, on this walk.
John 15:13

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

The next step in this journey is called Jesus, the healer. Read Matthew 8:1-17 and we will look at Matthew 8:13 to understand that if you have faith, you too will feel His healing powers in your life.

For Jesus is the Healer! The gospels are full of examples. Even in John 21:25 (our verse of the day) John tells us how great Jesus’s healing is. He is the physical, spiritual and emotional healer. There is nothing and no one He can’t heal. Verse 13, Jesus rewards those who believe, in Mark 16:17-18 the same is said for those who believe.

Jesus is real. Jesus is alive! So tell me; are we walking by sight or by faith? Remember, the power and the healing belongs to God, in His time and His way, and it is praying in the Lord’s name that we get answers. Jesus Christ wants you to trust him. He will make your life better in ways you can’t imagine. He is the God of love and mercy…trust Him…have faith in Him and He will take care of you. Amen!

Jesus did many other things as well.  If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. John 21:25

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

Blessing All!

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 pray that you are well and have been safe. So for this week we will study Jesus, the light of the world.  Read John 1:1-13, we’ll focus on verses 4 and 5. Everything in this world needs light to survive. We can’t grow food in the dark and we even need vitamin D to grow and be healthy. In Genesis 1:2-3 we read…

Before God created anything He created the light in order to sustain life. Jesus is the light; he keeps us from the darkness and if we follow him, we will have the light of life (eternal life) (John 8:12). I think what is very important here is to share this light. We are called to share Jesus, the light of the world, with other people. God promises us: a light has come, glory of the Lord. (Isaiah 60:1)

Read John 1:1-13
Verse of the day…John 1:4 (http://www.cyberoutlaws.com/prayer/page13.html)

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

Blessing 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 this week went well; I don’t know about you, but I think March may turn out to be a warmer month this year. That would be nice for a change.

Ok, moving right along and keeping with our theme Jesus’s journey of salvation (for us) we will read/study about Jesus, the true bread from Heaven. Read John 6:22-40 but let’s focus on John 6:35.

After he fed the 5000, Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst”. There are people who seek their whole life to find satisfaction and never do. Some accumulate money and many material possessions. There are others who bury themselves in their work, some also seek great thrills and dangers to find fulfilment and satisfaction…are you in any of these categories? None of this works guys, and Jesus gave us the answer in verse 35. You will only know true satisfaction once your spiritual hunger is satisfied. Jesus is the true bread of life from heaven given by God the Father and it’s given to you freely.

John 6:51

Read John 6:22-40    Verse of the day  “Jesus said to them…” John 6:35

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

Ok, moving right along, the next part is called; Jesus, the shepherd. Take the time to read John 10:1-30. Let’s look and think about John 10:14-15.  This has to be the most comforting words I have ever read. These words are right from my Lord and Saviour’s mouth; “and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand”. These words that were spoken by Jesus are the greatest security that we can ever have in our life. Jesus is the way to the Father and he will protect us till the time comes that we are ready to go to Heaven. God the Father sent Jesus to be my shepherd to lay down his life for me. Thanks be to God!

Verse of the day… ( http://www.cyberoutlaws.com/prayer/page10.html )

I AM the good Shepherd; the good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. John 10:11

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)