Gagetown prayer/study group

Today’s message in the letter from God we read: “Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. (Matthew 10:29-31).  Does that not show God in His mighty, intimate knowledge of us? He loves you so much that He would have taken the time to number the very hairs on your head. When we speak about God and Christ, nothing can happen to us without God knowing.  He loves you and cares for you!  Let’s go a bit further and read from Matthew 10:27-33 and again, I urge you to read all of chapter 10.

In Matthew 10:32-33 I think this is very important for us, as His children, to do. As you have read in the letter, God loves us so much He sent his only Son to die for us. So as His children, we must speak to others about Jesus the Son of God and what He has done for us.

NOTE regarding Matthew 10:29 – Sparrows were customarily thought of as the smallest of creatures and the penny (copper coin) was one of the least valuable Roman coins. But not our Father. God rules over even the most insignificant events and creatures.

What did Jesus say regarding whom to fear?
Here’s a little interesting fact from Malachi to Matthew. Malachi, the last book of the OT, was a message of encouragement for the Jews who had returned from exile in Babylon. Matthew wrote his Gospel more than 400 years later. The Jews still lived in their homeland, but under the oppressive rule of Rome. Matthew tells the good news about how Jesus, the Messiah, fulfills the promises of God in the OT.

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)

Gagetown prayer/study group

I hope you all had time to read the letter from God sent last week. Is it not wonderful how much God loves us? He knows everything that happens in our life and in our heart. That means He sees our pain and our joy and He cares. He notices details about our life we miss. We might think He is too big to pay attention but what more mundane than: “sit down and rise up?” Yet God wants us to know He is familiar with our intimate personality. Sometimes in this world of so many distractions, we tend to forget His love.

So let’s look at the first part of this letter. Seeing that the first 3 passages of the letter come from Psalm 139: 1-3 we will look at the whole Psalm. This is one of the most notable of the sacred hymns. It sings the omniscience and omnipresence of God. One of the greatest truths in life which we might know, but which we all must come to learn, is that there is no escape from God. We may run, but we cannot hide from the God who penetrates even the darkness with the gaze of His light. If we manage to dodge Him in this life, we must still stand exposed before Him on that fearful Day of Judgment. There is no place to hide from God.

After you finish reading Psalm 139 think of these few questions…
1. What does the Lord know?
2. For what should we praise the Lord?
3. What is the great prayer at the end of the Psalm?

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)

A letter from your Father

My Child,

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. (Psalm 139:1) I know when you sit down and when you rise up. (Psalm 139:2) I am familiar with all your ways. (Psalm 139:3) Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. (Matthew 10:29-31) For you were made in my image. (Genesis 1:27) In me you live and move and have your being. (Acts 17:28) For you are my offspring. (Acts 17:28) I knew you even before you were conceived. (Jeremiah 1:4-5) I chose you when I planned creation. (Ephesians 1:11-12) You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. (Psalm 139:15-16) I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. (Acts 17:26) You are fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14) I knit you together in your mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13) And brought you forth on the day you were born. (Psalm 71:6) I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me. (John 8:41-44) I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. (1 John 4:16) And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. (1 John 3:1) Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. (1 John 3:1) I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. (Matthew 7:11) For I am the perfect father. (Matthew 5:48) Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. (James 1:17) For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. (Matthew 6:31-33) My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. (Jeremiah 29:11) Because I love you with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3) My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. (Psalm 139:17-18) And I rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17) I will never stop doing good to you. (Jeremiah 32:40) For you are my treasured possession. (Exodus 19:5) I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. (Jeremiah 32:41) And I want to show you great and marvelous things. (Jeremiah 33:3) If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. (Deuteronomy 4:29) Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4) For it is I who gave you those desires. (Philippians 2:13) I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. (Ephesians 3:20) For I am your greatest encourager. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17) I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) When you are broken-hearted, I am close to you. (Psalm 34:18) As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. (Isaiah 40:11) One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. (Revelation 21:3-4) And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. (Revelation 21:3-4) I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. (John 17:23) For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. (John 17:26) He is the exact representation of my being. (Hebrews 1:3) He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. (Romans 8:31) And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. (1 John 4:10) I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. (Romans 8:31-32) If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. (1 John 2:23) And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. (Romans 8:38-39) Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. (Luke 15:7)
I have always been Father, and will always be Father. (Ephesians 3:14-15)
My question is…Will you be my child? (John 1:12-13)

I am waiting for you. (Luke 15:11-32)

Love, Your Dad.
Almighty God

Gagetown prayer & study group

Having God in our life every day is Great!

So let’s get started. I have a letter from our God, our Father. This letter is comprised of all the words that God has said to us throughout the whole Bible. This letter is what we will be looking at and I will be breaking it down verse by verse for study. I think sometimes we tend to forget how important we are as children to our Father, and how much He loves us. All the verses in the letter are to help us in our studies. I urge you to please read it closely and often as we look at each verse, and hopefully try to understand the power of the love that God has for us and what it means for us today. I hope you are encouraged by this and enjoy it as well!


My Child,

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. (Psalm 139:1) I know when you sit down and when you rise up. (Psalm 139:2) I am familiar with all your ways. (Psalm 139:3) Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. (Matthew 10:29-31) For you were made in my image. (Genesis 1:27) In me you live and move and have your being. (Acts 17:28) For you are my offspring. (Acts 17:28) I knew you even before you were conceived. (Jeremiah 1:4-5) I chose you when I planned creation. (Ephesians 1:11-12) You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. (Psalm 139:15-16) I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. (Acts 17:26) You are fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14) I knit you together in your mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13) And brought you forth on the day you were born. (Psalm 71:6) I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me. (John 8:41-44) I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. (1 John 4:16) And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. (1 John 3:1) Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. (1 John 3:1) I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. (Matthew 7:11) For I am the perfect father. (Matthew 5:48) Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. (James 1:17) For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. (Matthew 6:31-33) My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. (Jeremiah 29:11) Because I love you with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3) My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. (Psalm 139:17-18) And I rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17) I will never stop doing good to you. (Jeremiah 32:40) For you are my treasured possession. (Exodus 19:5) I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. (Jeremiah 32:41) And I want to show you great and marvelous things. (Jeremiah 33:3) If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. (Deuteronomy 4:29) Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4) For it is I who gave you those desires. (Philippians 2:13) I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. (Ephesians 3:20) For I am your greatest encourager. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17) I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) When you are broken-hearted, I am close to you. (Psalm 34:18) As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. (Isaiah 40:11) One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. (Revelation 21:3-4) And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. (Revelation 21:3-4) I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. (John 17:23) For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. (John 17:26) He is the exact representation of my being. (Hebrews 1:3) He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. (Romans 8:31) And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. (1 John 4:10) I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. (Romans 8:31-32) If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. (1 John 2:23) And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. (Romans 8:38-39) Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. (Luke 15:7)

I have always been Father, and will always be Father. (Ephesians 3:14-15)

My question is…Will you be my child? (John 1:12-13)

 

I am waiting for you. (Luke 15:11-32)

 

Love, Your Dad.

Almighty God

 

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)

Gagetown prayer & study group

Welcome back everybody.

I hope you all had a great summer break and pray you are all well.

First, I would like to say thanks to our brother Jeff Page, for all his help here at camp Gagetown with our prayer group at St. Luke’s Chapel. He was our greatest prayer warrior and hardly never missed a prayer group meeting. His dedication to the prayer group and obedience to God will be missed at Gagetown. But now he has moved back to CFB Kingston to encourage those there and to see if he can start a prayer group at the base Trinity chapel. We wish you good luck Jeff and we will pray for you. May God’s face continue to shine upon you my friend, and may the Holy Spirit guide you in your mission.

Next Wednesday Sept 19 will be the restart of our prayer group meeting.

If you are in the area, don’t hesitate to join us.

 

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)