Simulcast Recap

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For those who joined us, comment below and tell us what you loved about the day. Share something that God taught you or how you were encouraged.

Prayer Monday

Colossians 1:9-12

9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you(WLF, Deanna and team). We continually ask God to fill you(WLF, Deanna and team) with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you(WLF, Deanna and team) may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you(WLF, Deanna and team) may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you(WLF, Deanna and team) to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.

Thirsty Thursdays- Jesus

Sweetest name I know!

We live in a time where people will acknowledge that there is a God but do not fully know Him because they do not fully know Jesus. They want to characterize Jesus how they want Him to be. Jesus is Truth in human form so people fool themselves when they define Jesus in any other way than what is the gospel truth found only in God’s Word.

Our new Sunday School material this quarter is the study of Hebrews. The unknown writer of this book is speaking to 2nd generation believers who were being persecuted and were in danger of giving up and going back to their old ways and beliefs. Does this sound familiar? Don’t we have a tendency to revert to old habits and beliefs when under pressure? These Hebrew Christians had to be reminded of who Jesus was (and is) and what He had done. We do too.

The following is a summary of 7 truths about Jesus in Hebrews 1:1-4 (from Explore the Bible for fall of 2014).  I stand amazed at how God uses people to take four little verses to reveal mighty things.

Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways. In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things and made the universe through Him.The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of His nature, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. So He became higher in rank than the angels, just as the name He inherited is superior to theirs.

  1. Jesus is the appointed heir of all things. There is a unique eternal relationship between Jesus the Son and God the Father no one else shares. Jesus is the King in David’s line and His inheritance includes everything that exists.
  2. Jesus is the One through whom all was created. He is the Creator and the Revealer of Creation.
  3. Jesus is the brightness of God’s glory.  To see Jesus is to see the glory of God.
  4. Jesus is the express image of God’s nature and being. He is the exact representation of God’s divine nature.
  5. By His powerful word Jesus controls and sustains of all creation
  6. Jesus gave his life in an atoning sacrifice to cleanse us of our sins.
  7. Jesus was resurrected and ascended to heaven to sit at the right hand of God. From here He both rules as King and pleads our case before God as our High Priest.

These descriptions in Hebrews 1:1-4 seem so much bigger than what our little minds can grasp. How He was there before time began yet humbled Himself to become a man who would sacrifice Himself for me. For you. How He is in heaven preparing a place for those who believe and pleads our cases before a majestic and mighty God. What a Savior. Hallelujah!   But wait! Jesus is even more than these descriptions. Next week we’ll take a look at how Jesus is real to each of us.  Stay tuned.

Healthy Leadership

Prayer Monday

Our Father who is in heaven, we praise and honor your Holy name!! Father, you alone are worthy of all recognition.  We praise you and thank you for what you have done in the women’s life fellowship ministry!! We are amazed at your work in the lives of women in our community.  We are so thankful you saw fit to bring another lady to a saving knowledge of Christ!! We pray for many more ladies to come to know you Father!! We now pray for the finances of WLF.  There is a huge increase in taxes and a increase in insurance.  We pray for families who know of the ministry to consider this ministry for a donation!! We pray for others who already support to be faithful to their commitments.  We know Father that you will take care of this ministry because you designed  and gave life to this ministry !!!  We are so thankful for what you have done and what you are going to do!!! All these things we ask in your Holy name Jesus!!!

Philippians 4:19 – But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

 

One Woman At a Time

Thirsty Thursdays – Charity

The most recent charity challenge has made it big in the news.  Everyone was dumping ice all over themselves to raise money for research for ALS. Knowing of several people who have suffered and died with this terrible disease, I certainly want to see it eradicated. There’s the campaign for breast cancer which is definitely something I would be tickled pink to see cured. Go Red For Women raises money for the number one killer of women, heart disease, which is also the leading cause of death in men. My parents had heart disease. Then there’s the different colored silicone bracelets for causes such as Aids, ADHD Diabetes, Lupus, Heart Disease, Fibromyalgia, Tuberculosis, just to name a few.

Last month there was a story of a celebrity supporting a program that helps the homeless. She found a homeless man, cleaned him up, took him to an awards ceremony and had him accept an award for her. Around Anderson, we have people standing on the side of the road with signs saying they need money. At the drive-through at Arby’s I was asked if I wanted to donate a dollar to some cause for children and many large retail stores ask for a dollar donation and they put your name on a shamrock or heart or something like that.

This is not a post to be negative or criticize anyone who has participated in any charitable campaign or organization. On numerous occasions I have donated and participated.  But I’ve struggled with what things to support and how to support them. It is impossible to give to every cause every time we are asked. So how do I determine when and what and where and to whom to donate? Timothy 5:8 tells us if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. That’s pretty clear about the people I am related to. In Matthew 25:35-36 Jesus says “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me” and verse 40 says that what we do to the least of our brothers, we do to Him.  1 John 3:17 But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?  It is quite obvious that we are to help others but God does not call us to blindly give to every need. We are to exercise wisdom and discernment and seek His will.

The word charity is found in the bible in the KJV  and almost always means love. There is one instance in Acts 9:36 where it appears to mean giving or alms-giving. So if charity is love then how can we show love to others?  How is the love we show others different from an atheist who gives to charity? How can we also be good stewards of what God has given us as Jesus taught in Luke 16:1-13?  How can we also follow the example of giving and heed the warnings about what could happen if charity is given improperly found in 1 Timothy 5:3-16?

I’m afraid that there are so many charitable causes and organizations that we can lose that true meaning of charity – love. To love someone, we must invest in them and that means more than giving money.  We are to invest in their eternal destiny.

 

Beth Moore Simulcast

Once again, WLF, Anderson University, and Saluda Baptist Association are providing the absolute best hosting site for the Living Proof Live Simulcast.

For $20 per person, you will get to experience a life changing day with hundreds of women from all over the community. Worship and feast on God’s Word together in the beautiful Henderson Auditorium at Anderson University. We have a large screen set up, lighting, sound . . . we get you the best thing next to being there in person! (We also have a nurse on location for any medical issues and have services for the hearing impaired.)

Bring your 11th and 12th grade girls for free! All Anderson University students and staff are also free!

Register online here!

Doors open to the auditorium at 9:15 a.m. –
Program will conclude at 4:15 p.m.

LOCATION: Anderson University in Henderson Auditorium (316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621)

Prayer Monday

PSALM 19
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring forever.
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
and all of them are righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb.
11 By them your servant is warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can discern their own errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Praying for discernment in our lives! Praying the Holy Spirit guides us away from willful sinning! Lord may you hear these words!! I am praying for ladies to pray these scriptures from their hearts and are willing to turn away from sinful things of this world !!  I ask this in Jesus name, Amen!!

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