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Events This Week at
Get Up! Rejoice, for this is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Do not allow others to control your day with their issues. God woke you up this morning, kept you and your family through the night – you already have so much to be grateful. Do not allow negative people to stop you from having a positive day!
Father, we come this morning to magnify You. Thank You for being the Creator and Giver of life, the Maker of Heaven and earth. We ask that You make our earthly assignment plain, what You desire of us. Deliver us from junk/distractions, our drama and the drama of others, that we are focused and obedient to the calling that You have placed on our lives.
Help us to live our lives to the fullest being about Your business as the time draws near. Tomorrow [and even the remainder of this day] is not promised to any of us. While You have called some to teach and some to preach, let us be reminded that we have all been called to serve You, praise You and worship You. We all have an earthly mission. May we stay the course of evangelizing, baptizing, interceding, teaching, praising You, and sharing the Good News.
We continue to pray for those that have lost their lives to terrorists’ acts, domestic violence and other victims of crime. Father, please restore and comfort those that mourn. Keep Your hand on us that we may also be about our Your business. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. John 9:4
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Heb. 12:1-2
July 17-23, 2017
"Separating the Weeds & Seeds"
Teach me your way, Adonai, so that I may walk with you alone; Make me single-hearted in reverence for your Name. I will praise you with all my heart, O God; I will glorify your Name forever. How great is your constant love for me! You have rescued me from the depths of Sheol. O God, the arrogant are coming against me; a ruthless gang is trying to kill me—they don’t care that you are my Leader. But you, Adonai, are a compassionate and merciful God, Slow to anger, overflowing with love and fidelity. Turn to me and have mercy on me; grant me strength, for I am faithful to you just as my parents were. Give me a sign of your favor, then those who hate me will be frustrated when they see that you, Adonai, have given me comfort and help.
This is what YHWH says—Israel’s Ruler and Redeemer, YHWH Omnipotent: “I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God. Who is like me? Let them declare their proof and set it out before me: let them predict things to come long before they happen, let them announce future events! Have courage! Don’t be afraid! Didn’t I proclaim and foretell this long ago? You are my witnesses! Is there any god apart from me? Is there any other Rock? I Know of none!
Then Jesus left the crowd and went into the house. The disciples also came in and said, “Explain the parable about the weeds in the field.” Jesus answered, “The farmer sowing the good seed is the Chosen One, the field is the world, and the good seed, the citizens of the kindom. The weeds are the followers of the Evil One, and the enemy who sowed them is the Devil. The harvest is the end of the world, while the harvesters are the angels. Just as weeds are collected and burned, so it will be at the end of the age. The Chosen One will send the angels who will weed out the kindom of everything that causes sin and all who act lawlessly. The angels will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. But those who are just will shine like the sun in the kindom of their Abba God. Let those who have ears to hear, hear this!