1 Thessalonians 5:11 (KJV)

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (KJV)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Who you are is determined by how you pray.

1 Chronicles 4:10 (NKJV)
And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying,
"Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory,
that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me
from evil, that I may not cause pain!"
So God granted him what he requested.

Jabez is remembered for a prayer request rather than a heroic act.
In his prayer, he asked God to;
(1) bless him,
(2) help him in his work ("expand my territory"),
(3) be with him in all he did, and
(4) keep him from trouble and pain.
Jabez acknowledged God as the true center of his life.
When we pray for God's blessing, we should also ask him to take
his rightful position as Lord over our work, and our family time.

Bold prayers honor God and God honors bold prayers.
The more specific the prayer thus more glory to God.
God parted the Red Sea and took down the walls of Jericho.

Praying through is all about consistency just like the legend of
“Honi the circle maker”. Honi made a circle in the sand and
Kneeled in the middle of that circle praying for rain to save
his people. “Honi” refused to move until God moved.

The Book of Legends (Talmud) “The Deeds of the Sages”
“Now there was one, whose name was Onias, a righteous
Man he was, and beloved of God, who, in a certain drought,
Prayed to God to put an end to the intense heat, and
whose prayers God had heard, and sent them rain.
(Honi or Choni the circle maker aka Onias the rain maker)

Psalm 84:11 (NKJV)
For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
The LORD will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.

God does not promise to give us everything we think is good,
but he will not withhold what is permanently good.
He will give us the means to walk along his paths, but we must do the walking.
When we obey him, he will not hold anything back that will help us serve him.

The bigger the circle the greater the glory for God.
Circle your Jericho and intercede until God intervenes.

Life Application Study Bible, Holy Spirit & brother george

Friday, July 20, 2012

“Blunders to Blessings”

Apostle Peter did what seemed best at the moment. 
He denied Jesus three times.
Peter said, “I am not”
John 18:17, 25, 27

Despite Peter’s flaws,
Jesus restored him to ministry with these words;
“Feed My Sheep”
John 21: 15, 16, 17

Have you ever been disobedient and you did
what seemed best for you at the moment ?

Yes, we are so human and make foolish blunders.
However, what is important is that;
"we love Jesus and that Jesus loves us".

It is a serious sin to deny Christ,
but Jesus forgave Peter.

No sin is too great for Jesus to forgive if
you are truly repentant.
He will forgive even your worst sin if
you turn from it and ask his pardon.

All the disciples declared that,
they would die before denying Jesus.

A few hours later, however, they all scattered.
It is easy to say we are devoted to Christ, but
our claims are meaningful only when they are tested.
How strong is your faith?
Is it strong enough to stand up under intense trial?

Will you stand up for Jesus ?
Will you share your faith ?
Will you feed His sheep ?

Life Application Study Bible/brother george.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Knowing the man by the “Links” he keeps

Where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.
(Matt. 6:21)

Beginning this discussion of;
“The Links to your heart?”

Today, I placed at the top of george’s links;
(The producer of “Unshackled”)

This is a mission with much heart; their areas of ministry include; the mission for men, women and children, Medical/Dental, Bread of Life Outreach, Polish Evangelism, Unshackled Radio, and PGM Men’s Choir.

The April numbers tell what they really do;

716: Daily average homeless receiving aid.

598: Daily average homeless sleep overnight.

101: Men & Women enrolled in Bible study and
        Provided room and board.

55,646: Approximate Plates of food served

442: Patients treated for free in Medical/Dental

79: Persons professed their Faith in Christ

2,715: Radio stations and outlets broadcasting
“Unshackled” in English, Spainish, Arabic, Romanian, Russian, Polish, Japanese, Farsi, Albanian, and Korean.

Pacific Garden Mission makes no charge for Care, Food, Clothing, accommodations, Medical and Dental treatment all is totally Free.
(No City, State, or Federal Aid)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Knowing the man by the books he keeps

I humbly share for your review these sampling lists of those Christian Books that may encourage and enhance your Christian Journey.

The Sixth section of this old man’s library is
“Preaching” and this is information offered for strengthening the communication of God’s message.
Preaching (Biblically) John MacArthur

God’s Message Your Sermon, House & Garland

Saying it Well, Charles R. Swindoll

Communicating for a Change, Stanley & Jones

It’s All in How You Tell It, H.&T. Robinson

Getting into Character, Stephen c. garner

Preaching That Connects, Galli & Larson

Creating Stories That Connect, D.&B. Seymor

Inductive Preaching, R.&.G Lewis

The Archer and the Arrow, Jensen & Grimmond

Special Sermons for Special Days, Roger Ellsworth

The Cherry Log Sermons, Fred B. Craddock

Tozer Speaks vol. 1&2, A. W. Tozer

Classic Sermons on the word of God, Wiersbe

The Library of Distinctive Sermons, Vol. 1&2

Saturday, July 7, 2012

"Knowing the man by the books he keeps"

Sharing where some life’s treasures can be found. The fifth section of this old man's library is “Evangelism” and this is where everyone has the opportunity to find the keys to unlock some of God’s greatest blessings.

Occupy Until I Come, A.T. Pierson
The Way of the Master, Ray Comfort
Complete Evangelism Guidebook, Scott Dawson
Power Evangelism, John Wimber
Tell the Truth, Will Metzer
Evangelism, John MacArthur
Jesus the Evangelist, R.D. Phillips
Living Proof, Jim Petersen
The Reason for God, Timothy Keller
Just Walk Across the Room, Bill Hybels
3:16, The Number of Hope, Max Lucado
Share Jesus without Fear, William Fay
Master Plan of Evangelism, Robert E. Coleman
What Did Jesus Do ? Ray Comfort
Being Christian, Stephen Arterburn
The Journey, Billy Graham
Captured by Grace, David Jeremiah
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
Don’t waste your life, john piper

Ramblings of an old man, brother george

Friday, July 6, 2012

Knowing the man by the books he keeps;

The story and commentaries about Jesus and His Words are contained in the Christian (Treasures Boxes) books found in the fourth section of this old man's library. This is where you are offered some of the finest gems of wisdom and the very best opportunity to become a fellow treasure hunter.

Good Hunting and may my prayers and the love of Jesus be with you!

The Gospel According to Jesus, John MacArthur
A Simple Christianity, John MacArthur
The Jesus You Can’t Ignore, John MacArthur
God’s Loving Word, Ray C. Stedman
Experiencing the Cross, Henry Blackaby
Experiencing the Resurrection, Blackaby
So, You Want to be Like Christ? , C.R. Swindoll
The Greatest Life of All Jesus, C.R. Swindoll
The Parables, Gary Inrig
The Jesus I never Knew, Philip Yancy
A Walk with Christ to the Cross, D. McAllister
No Wonder They Call Him Savior, Max Lucado
God Came Near, Max Lucado
Just Like Jesus, Max Lucado
Jesus, an Intimate Portrait, Leith Anderson
King’s Cross, Timothy Keller
Simply Jesus and You, Joseph M. Stowell
Why It’s Hard to Love Jesus, Joseph M. Stowell
Love Walked Among Us, Paul E. Miller
We Have Seen The Lord, William Barclay
Why The Nativity, David Jeremiah
The Secret of Happiness, Billy Graham

the ramblings of this old man, brother george

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Knowing the man by the books he keeps

Sharing where I found my life's treasures.

The third section of my library is “Devotionals” and these will offer many opportunities to become a successful fellow treasure hunter.

Good Hunting and may my prayers and God's Treasures bless you!

My Utmost For His Highest, Oswald Chambers

Drawing Near, John MacArthur

At His Feet, Chris tiegreen

Walk with God, Chris tiegreen

Morning & Evening, C.H. Spurgeon

Cheque Book of the Bank of God, C.H. Spurgeon

Look Unto Me,(Spurgeon) Jim Reiman

Streams in the Desert (Cowman) Jim Reiman

God Calling (Two Listeners) A.J. Russel

Come Away My Beloved, Francis J. Roberts

Progress of Another Pilgrim, Francis J. Roberts

Mornings with Tozer, A.W. Tozer

Day by Day, Jonathan Edwards

Daily Devotions, William Barclay

Daily Light on the Daily Path, Bagster Family

Jesus Calling, Sarah Young

Ramblings of this Old Man, brother george

“As you are what you believe"

"Knowing the man by the books he keeps”

I am sharing with you where my life’s treasures were found.

The second section of my library is “GOD” and there is where I offer you another opportunity to become a fellow treasure hunter.

Good Hunting and may my prayers and God always bless you!

In Step with God, Charles F. Stanley

Experiencing God, Blackaby & King

Fresh Encounter, Blackaby & King

Knowing God, J.I. Packer

Guard Us, Guide Us, Packer & Nystrom

Desiring God, John Piper

Longing for God, Foster & Beebe

Peace with God, Billy Graham

Let God Be God, Ray C. Stedman

The Prodigal God, Timothy Keller

God is Closer Than You Think, John Ortberg

The Power of a Whisper, Bill Hybels

Ramblings of this Old Man, by brother george

Monday, July 2, 2012

Ramblings of this Old Man

Some Church congregations are shrinking and is the cause being ignored?

Is the solution obvious, but ignored?

Is solution simple, but ignored by most churches?

A Hospital has patients with many differences and what if the doctor gave them all the same medicine?

Solution simple, yes;

The hospital offers different treatments for different patients.

The congregation members are of many differences; ages, life experiences, education, financial, health, Spiritual maturity.

Parable, yes,
Is the congregation your patients?
Have you lost some of your patients ?

Should you offer different services for different people?

by brother george