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The Beatitudes

He (Jesus) said:

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

 

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Happy Father and Mothers Day Celebration!

Proverbs 1:8-9  (Niv)

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
They are a garland to grace your head
    and a chain to adorn your neck.

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John 8:12:
 

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying,

I am the light of the world:

he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness,

 but shall have the light of life.

 

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Psalm 46:10

 

Be still, and know that I am God...

 

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God Loves You.

 

 

Isaiah 53:5

But He was wounded for OUR transgressions,

 

He was bruised for OUR iniquities;

 

The chastisement for OUR peace was upon Him,

 

And by His stripes we are healed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bible Book Club:

 

*Bible Reading Recommendation (Spring/Summer 2019):  Entire Book of Revelations

 

Bible Reading Recommendation (Fall/Winter 2017-2018): 1, 2, 3 John and Jude

 

Bible Reading Recommendation (Spring/Summer 2017):  Entire Books of James, 1 and 2 Peter

 

*Bible Reading Recommendation (Winter 2016-17):  Entire Books of  Titus, Philemon and Hebrews

 

Bible Reading Recommendation (Fall 2016):  Entire Book of 1 and 2 Timothy

 

Bible Reading Recommendation (Summer 2016):  Entire Book of 1 and 2 Thessalonians

 

Bible Reading Recommendation (Spring 2016):  Entire Book of 1 and 2 Colossians

 

Bible Reading Recommendation (Fall/Winter 2015):  Entire Books of  Ephesians and Philippians

 

Bible Reading Recommendation (Summer/Autumn 2014): Entire Book of Romans

Bible Reading Recommendation (Winter/Spring 2014): Entire Book of Acts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lamentations 3:22-24

(King James Version (KJV)

22 It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

24 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. (Amen).

 

For unto us a child is born,

unto us a son is given:

and the government shall be upon His shoulder:

 and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor,

 The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

(Amen) 

(Christmas/New Year 2017-18)

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More Encouragement from The Holy Bible:

 

 

 

Luke 12:6-7

 

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies?

Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.

 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

 Don’t be afraid;

you are worth more than many sparrows.

 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

 (New International Version)
 

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit,

who is in you,

 whom you have received from God?

You are not your own;

 you were bought at a price.

Therefore honor God with your bodies. (Amen).

 

 

 

 

 

Peace.

 

Christ Jesus says...

(St. John 14:27)

Peace I leave with you,

 my peace I give unto you:

 not as the world giveth,

 give I unto you.

 Let not your heart be troubled,

neither let it be afraid.

 

 

 

 

Matthew 11:28-30

(New International Version NIV)

(Christ Jesus says Come to Him...):

"Come to me

all

 you who are weary and burdened,

and I will give you rest.

 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,

 for I am gentle and humble in heart,

and you will find rest for your souls.

For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

 

Matthew 11:28-30

King James Version (KJV)

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philippians 4:8:

(King James Version)

 

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,

 whatsoever things are honest,

whatsoever things are just,

whatsoever things are pure,

whatsoever things are lovely,

 whatsoever things are of good report;

 if there be any virtue,

 and if there be any praise,

 think on these things.

 

 

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"If my people, who are called by my name,

will humble themselves

 and pray and seek my face

 and turn from their wicked ways,

then will I hear from heaven

 and will forgive their sin

and will heal their land."

 

2 Chronicles 7:14

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Reading and Praying from

 The Book of Psalms:

 

Psalms 61:2

(King James Version)

From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed:

lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 121:

King James Version (KJV)

121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

 

Psalm 51:

King James Version (KJV)

51 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

 

Psalm 91:

King James Version (KJV)

91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Ministries/Helps/Resources:  (Click on link to go to each site)

Books/ DVDs:

"Let It Go" (A book /CD series by T. D. Jakes that ministers deep healing for the soul, from past wounds)

Dare to be a Man” (A powerful book by David G. Evans) http://www.davidgevans.com

"Come on People: On the Path from Victims to Victors" (Good information in this book by Bill Cosby & Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D.)

What Every Woman Should Know…(Please click on The Family Room link above and go to For Women Section…)

 

Ministries: 

*R W Schambach Radio (24 hours each day) http://schambachfoundation.org/radio/

The Urban Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, www.tonyevans.org

PromiseKeepers Men of Integrity, www.promisekeepers.org

David Evans Ministries, www.davidevans.com

Kenneth Copeland Ministries, www.kcm.org

Grace Church, www.lifestream.tv/gracechurch

 Insight for Living with Dr. Chuck Swindoll, www.insight.org

 

Faith Dome, www.faithdome.org

 Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson, www.family.org

Impact Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year!

 

(January February 2016)

Revelations 1:8

King James Version (KJV)

I am Apha and Omega, the beginning and the ending,

 

saith the Lord,

 

 which is, and which was, and which is to come,

 

the Almighty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give Thanks to God Everyday

 

 

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 Reading Recommendation:  The Entire Book of  Psalms 

  

Psalm 100:1-5

King James Version (KJV)

 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEACE

  

 

 

 

Romans 8:35, 36-39:

 

King James Version (KJV)

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness,

or peril, or sword?

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors

through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,

nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,

shall be able to separate us from the love of God,

 which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(March 2014)

 

Let us not forget to pray everyday.

 

Luke 18

 

King James Version (KJV)

 

1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Luke 18

New International Version (NIV)

1  Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up...

 

 

(January 2014)

Hebrews 12:1-3

King James Version (KJV)

 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses,

let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us,

and let us run with patience

 the race that is set before us,

2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;

who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,

despising the shame,

and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself,

 lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. (Amen)

 

 

   

(December 2013)

Honoring the Greatest Gift:

Jesus Christ :

Lion of Judah

Holy One

Prince of Peace

Mighty God

Redeemer

The Way, Truth, Light

King of Kings

Immanuel

Deliverer

Bread of Life

Lord of all

Mighty One

Everlasting Father

Savior

Messiah

Lamb of God

Good Shepherd

 

 

 


 

  

 

PEACE