MY SONG!

O Lord,

I sing my song,

to thank you;

I sing my song,

to praise you,

for Your salvation plan,

giving hope to sinful man.

I sing my song to You,

for giving me joy;

I sing  my song to You,

for giving rest;

I sing my song,

when I am happy;

I sing my song,

when I am stressed;

I sing,

” O God, How Great Thou Art “.

I sing to praise You,

and to thank You;

I sing my song,

to say I love You,

because You so much love me!

~ Winston Staples

EXPLORING GOD’S WORD [47]

TOPIC:  God’s love! When I think about God’s love, these words enter my mind, words like amazing, everlasting, eternal, unconditional, agape, faithful, abounding and the list goes on. I am so thankful that God’s love didn’t cease when mankind ate from the forbidden tree. His love is everlasting and a precious gift of HIS GRACE,  AMAZING GRACE that saved a worm like myself. I want us to a moment to open God’s Word to the following verses and mark the key word or words that speak of His Love.

*Deuteronomy 7:8 (KJV)
8 But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
*Jeremiah 31: At the same time, saith the Lord, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.2 Thus saith the Lord, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.3 The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
*John 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
*Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
*Eph.2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
*2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
*1 John 3: Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

DECEMBER DAYS!

December days are short and grey,

not much sunshine,

in the skies these days;

the chickadees and blue jays,

fly from tree to tree,

looking for food,

what their little bird eyes can see.

The squirrels scurry,

across the snowy ground,

down the rail fence,

and their little paws,

not making a sound.

All these wonders,

my eyes behold,

all these blessings,

God allows me to see,

are so precious,

and make memories for me.

~ Winston Staples

 

EXPLORING GOD’S WORD [11]

The topic we are exploring is REDEMPTION according to the Bible verses we look at today.So get your Bibles and under line the words that pop out about REDEMPTION.

Exodus 15:13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which [thou hast redeemed]: {thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.}

Luke 1:68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; [for he hath visited and redeemed his people,]

Gal.3:

13 [Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,] being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

14 That the [blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.]

Eph.1:In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; [ the only way we can be redeemed is by the blood of the Lamb, the Lamb is Jesus the Christ]

1 Peter 1:

18 Forasmuch as ye know [that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold,] from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

19 [But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:]

 

EXPLORING GOD’S WORD [10]

The topic of our exploration is ADOPTED BY GOD.  Turn in your Bible to the passages shared and mark the keywords or phrases that stand out to you.

Isaiah 43:I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; 63:For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour. [He calls the children from around the earth to come according to His will.]

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: [God calls out to the lost to come and they must decide to answer yes and come or no and run into destruction.]

Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

2 Cor.6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. [ God invites the lost caught up in the worldly to come out and He will protect the lost sheep.]

Gal.3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. [In Christ alone by faith alone][ Read Gal.4:6 ]

Eph. 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; [Blessed assurance]

Hebrews 12:Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? [ when we are in God’s hands we are safe and secure from alarm.]

[prepared by Winston Staples]

EXPLORING GOD’S WORD [4]

The topic we are going to briefly explore is God’s discipline by reading these few verses

as recorded in the Bible.

UNDERLINE THE WORDS OR PHRASES THAT SPEAK TO YOU IN YOUR BIBLE!

Job 5: 17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:18 For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.19 He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.

Psalms 39: 10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.12 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

Psalms 94: 11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law;13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.

Proverbs 3: 11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: 12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Hebrews 12:For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. [ GOD LOVES THOSE HE CORRECTS ]

Wishing you many blessings my friends!

~ Winston Staples

 

 

A GREAT PSALMS!

Psalm 100 King James Version (KJV)

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

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

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.

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

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