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Lighten’ Up ! Kids at Church

This  is from my Sister in The Lord, Marie !!

Enjoy !!

  • 3-year-old Reese :
    ‘Our Father, Who does art in heaven,
    Harold is His name.
    Amen.’
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  • A little boy was overheard praying:
    ‘Lord, if you can’t make me a better boy, don’t worry about it.
    I’m having a real good time like I am.’
  • After the christening of his baby brother in church,
    Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car.
    His father asked him three times what was wrong.
    Finally, the boy replied,
    ‘That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home,
    and I wanted to stay with you guys.
  • A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they
    were on the way to church service,
    ‘And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?’
    One bright little girl replied,
    ‘Because people are sleeping
  • A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin 5, and Ryan 3.
    The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake.
    Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson.
    ‘If Jesus were sitting here, He would say,
    ‘Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.’
    Kevin turned to his younger brother and said,
    ‘Ryan, you be Jesus!’
  • A  father was at the beach with his children
    when the four-year-old son ran up to him,
    grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore
    where a seagull lay dead in the sand.
    ‘Daddy, what happened to him?’ the son asked.
    ‘He died and went to Heaven,’ the Dad replied
    The boy thought a moment and then said,
    ‘Did God throw him back down?’  

A wife invited some people to dinner.
At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said,
‘Would you like to say the blessing?’
‘I wouldn’t know what to say,’ the girl replied.
‘Just say what you hear Mommy say,’ the wife answered.
The daughter bowed her head and said,
‘Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?’

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The Greatest Gift ! Revisited.

Here’s another classic from the files of Christmas past. I hope you enjoy and May the Love of God The Father, be all you need this time of year !

 

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Have you been looking for the “perfect” gift for Christmas? God has already given us the Greatest Gift ever, in His Son, Jesus.

  What makes the Gift of Jesus the perfect gift to the world is a many faceted thing, but the main thing that I like to thing of is, this Gift from God the Father has “no Strings” attached.

  Often times when people give a gift to someone else, there seems to be stings attached. That type of gift is given with expectations from the “giver” of getting something in return. The Gift of Jesus to the world was freely given by the Father and freely delivered by the Son. NO STRINGS attached !!

  Once a gift is given to someone, it must be “received”. When Jesus was given to the world, He was despised and rejected by some and He was loved and received by many. The Gift of Jesus is free with no strings attached, but you decide whether to receive The Gift or not.

  The Gift must then be opened ! A gift left unopened is never truly received. We must open the Gift of Salvation by truly giving our-self to Him. We do that by choice. We open our-self to Him, and He opens Himself to us.

  The gifts from the Magi, brought to the newborn King, were befitting for an earthly king. The Kingdom of God is overloaded with riches untold, with streets of gold and precious stones of all types. Jesus, sits at the right hand of the Father and is still the Greatest Gift that was ever given to mankind.

  The Greatest Gift that you can give this Christmas season is you! The Greatest Gift you can give to Jesus is when you give your life to Him. You are more precious than any stone. You are the Greatest Gift that you can ever hope to give Jesus. It doesn’t cost a thing, but will bring you everything you could ever have need of, both now and in the future.

  If you have never given yourself to The Lord Jesus, then I encourage you to do that now. He is waiting for you. His “Perfect Gift” of Salvation is ready to be opened. Won’t you do that now? If you wish to give your life to Jesus, will you pray this prayer with me? 

 Jesus, I believe you are the Son of the Living God, and that you came to earth, dwelt among mankind and that you gave your life on an old rugged cross. Jesus, I believe you took upon yourself all the sins of the world, mine included, for I am a sinner, and that through you Jesus, my sins have been forgiven.  Jesus, I believe that you died on that cross, was buried in a tomb and on the “Third Day” you arose from the dead and that now you are sitting at the right hand of the Father, God of all Creation. I give myself freely to you Jesus, and recognize you as The Lord over my life and in my life. I ask now for your Holy Spirit to come and live inside of me and to teach me and guide me in your Ways.

 THANK YOU!!!! Lord Jesus, Thank you!!!!

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Holiday Attitudes, revisited !

This message is one I posted last year about this time. It is one of those classics and bares worthy of a repeat. I realized it more so this morning as I was standing in line at Wally-world and people started fussing because of others trying to jump in ahead of those who had been standing for a couple of hours to get in the store. WOW ! What a time for HIS Light to shine ! Anyway, read it and enjoy these days;

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I have spent probably 60% of my adult life working in the public in retail Management. Christmas was always ” The Make It or Break It ” time of year and pressure was always there to “Make It”. You know, “MONEY”!

People start going through the “Hustle and Bustle” of the Holidays and the next thing you know, “ATTITUDES” come along. Tempers flare. I think you get the picture. For a lot of people, the joy is overshadowed by the commercialization of what should be ” Happy Holidays ” or ” Merry Christmas”

For us who consider Ourselves in the Body of Christ, we find ourselves not always immune from this phenomena of “ATTITUDES”.

So what kind of witness is it that we are walking around in during this time of year.

King James Version(KJV)

Revelations 12: 10And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

 11And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

 12Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

We, who confess Jesus as Lord of our life, have already overcome satan and all that the “world system” can throw at us , by letting Jesus be our Lord. SO, we have a lot to be “Thankful” for during Thanksgiving. As well as, every other day of the year.

My question is concerning your “testimony”. When we are out in the world, especially over the next few weeks, will our testimony be of “good report” or will it get mixed up with the things of the world and become of “bad report”. Will “anger” override “Love” from you during this time of year? Will “worry” override “trust” in the Lord? Will “sadness and loneliness” triumph over “Joy and Gladness” for all of the “Goodness and Grace” from God the Father?

What will be the report of your “testimony” this Christmas and Holiday season? Are you an overcomer of the world or have you been overcome by the world?

If you are a “Born Again” child of God, then your report should be good and you should be joyous in all things!

If you have not given your life to Christ Jesus, then I invite you to do so. Find a “Born Again” child of God and tell them of your desire to quit living under the guilt and condemnation of the world.

Romans 12:1&2 , tells us to “present ourselves to God as a living sacrifice”, which is an ongoing process that may take the rest of your natural life here on earth. It is a process that daily we come face to face with those things we have to ” Deal With”. Those “Issues” that we wish would go away. We have to let God reveal to us, through the Holy Spirit, all of the junk, “The ATTITUDES” we have, the”anger” we have deep in us , whatever it is that comes between us and God, We have to let Him show us and help us sacrifice those things in order to lead a life of an “OVERCOMER”.

We have to not “Be conformed” to the ways of the world. We have to get rid of that old “stinkin’ thinking” and have the “Renewed Mind of Christ”.

This Christmas season, dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, be a blessing to everyone you come in contact with. Share with them the best Christmas present that they could ever get.

Let you ”Testimony” be of the “Good News”!

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