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)

 

Gagetown Prayer/Study Group

I hope this week went well for you and that this weekend is safe and in God’s love and that God’s face shines upon you and that you glorify God by spreading His word. He loved us so much He sent His only son to die for US, so let’s show our love for Him by telling others of that beautiful gift!

Well, we are going to call this part; Jesus, friend of sinners.  Reading Luke 19:1-10 and focus on Luke 9-10. This passage tells us of the story of Zacchaeus. You recall the story?

In those days tax collectors were like mafia and he worked for the Roman oppressors. He took money from his own poor Jewish brothers and gave it to the Romans. So ask yourself: did Jesus really hang out with those kinds of people? He did! He didn’t avoid prostitutes, terrorists, thieves and many other types of sinners. Why? Because Jesus was for the people and it wasn’t the people who killed Him. It was the church of that day, the religious leaders of the law who killed him. So we must not keep Jesus and his message of salvation from the people either.

The most important thing to remember is that Christ died for sinners like us and Zacchaeus. Some may wonder why people don’t want to become Christians. It’s because they look at us and they may not (or don’t) see the joy of the Lord in our lives… they don’t see evidence of a new beginnings the gospel speaks about.

Zacchaeus had a new beginning on the day that he met Jesus. So I ask you all: are you living in the joy of your new beginning? Glory be to God!!  ….  Amen!

Verse of the day… (http://www.cyberoutlaws.com/prayer/page9.html) go look at the link!
For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10
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 start with Jesus, the Word.  (http://www.cyberoutlaws.com/prayer/page6.html )

When you read John 1:1-18 and look at verse 10.

Now read back to Genesis 1:1-3

Do you see it? God spoke, and by the power of his Word, the world was created. Look back at John 1:10, Jesus came to this world to reveal the Father, reconcile mankind to God and to redeem man from his sin… He was the Word made flesh. The word “God” in Genesis, the Hebrew word “Elohiym” is plural, gods in the ordinary sense. But specifically used of the supreme God. A masculine plural noun meaning God. ~from Hebrew OT Dictionary~

NOTES ON 1:1
In the beginning was the Word echoes Genesis 1:1.
John identifies this Word as Jesus  John 1:14. Here he highlights Jesus’ existence throughout eternity with God. “The Word” conveys the idea of divine self-expression or speech. This idea occurs often in the OT. God’s Word is effective: God speaks, and things come into being  (Genesis 1:3; Psalm 33:6;  Isaiah 55:10-11). By speech he relates personally to his people (e.g., Genesis 15:1).  And the Word was with God indicates interpersonal relationship “with” God. And the Word was God affirms that this Word was also in essence the same God who created the universe. Some have claimed that “the Word was God” merely identifies Jesus as a god rather than identifying Jesus as God. However, in Greek grammar, the lack of an article does not necessarily indicate indefiniteness (“a god”). The context must determine the meaning, and the context clearly indicates that “the Word” is the one true God (see also John 1:6, 12, 13, 18).

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 had a great holiday and a well needed rest and decompression time being with your loved ones and friends.  I know in the New Year many people make resolutions to do things to improve or to change things in their life like eating habits, fitness, mental wellbeing and better financial decisions, etc… but remember, that no matter if we succeed or fail at keeping those resolutions, Jesus Christ our saviour and friend loves us as He always has loved us. God’s love never changes and is eternal.

So let’s start off the New Year right; right with God! Let us show our Father that we are not just going to give him borrowed or leftover time, let’s make time for Him! Wednesday prayer day is a good start. So let’s have good attendance at lunch to join together and pray. (St. Luke’s church at 1210hrs to 1250hrs) I encourage you to make a godly effort to come out and pray with us. (And bring a friend!)

Now, I know there are some of you in this email list that are not here in Gagetown, but that should not stop you from going to your base church and spending a few moments in scripture and/or prayer. (And bring a friend!)

On that note, for our study/prayer group, we can start with confirming our calling and election… for the next while I want to talk about Jesus. I want to share with you what I have been reading. As a Christian and a child of God, this reading really hit home for me. It’s called “JESUS’s Journey of Salvation” 

Verse of the Day click here for more info on this verse  (I encourage you to go read these thoughts)

Mark 10:17

On a side note; I want to ask if there are any updates to my email list. I have had a few people leave us and some new ones put on, so please let me know if there are any changes to your email. If you would also like to have your home email put on the list so you can share these emails with your family, or if you know anyone else that would like to be put on the list, let me know please.

You might have also noticed that I have created a prayer page on my website so you can read more thoughts of the “verse of the day”. These are the links… click here for more info on this verse 

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)