Posted by: Kim Sweeting | May 3, 2015

5 SUBTLE MANIFESTATIONS OF PRIDE TO BE WARY OF

5 SUBTLE MANIFESTATIONS OF PRIDE TO BE WARY OF

I'M BETTER THAN YOU

I’M BETTER!!!

 

Have you ever found your self saying or thinking one or more of the following?

 

1) “If I were him/her, I would have……….”

TRUTH – You are not him/her, and you can never be him/her so you really do not know what you would have done if you were him/her.

Selah!

 

2) “I’d never X………”

TRUTH – You have not stopped living yet and you really do not know what you will do in any given situation until you meet it face to face and have to deal with it.

Selah!

 

3) “If it were my son/daughter, I would….……..”

TRUTH – It’s not your son/daughter so you really do not know what you’d do until it is your son/daughter.

Selah!

 

4) “I’ve never partied, clubbed, smoked, gotten drunk, hung out with the wrong crowd, had sex outside of marriage, or stolen anything in my life…I never did any of those kinds of things……”

TRUTH – Whether visible or invisible, easily detected or subtle, socially acceptable or socially unacceptable, done in thought, word or deed, in God’s eyes, sin is sin so if committed, unforgiveness, bitterness, selfishness, gluttony, haughtiness, lying, deceitfulness, lust, envy, jealousy, gossip, and self-righteousness are all sins equally in need of forgiveness, cleansing and repentance.

Selah!

 

5) “I only deal with the best; I only drive X, I only eat Y, I only wear Z……”

TRUTH –  It’s only by God’s goodness, grace, favor and provision that you are able to have what you have; it’s not by your power so there is no room for boasting. As easy as He allowed you to have it, He can allow it to be taken away. Humble recognition of this and gratefulness to Him are in order.

Selah!

If you look closely, underlying each of these statements is a manifestation of pride.

Holman Bible Dictionaory has this to say about the meaning of pride:-

“Undue confidence in and attention to one’s own skills, accomplishments, state, possessions, or position. Pride is easier to recognize than to define, easier to recognize in others than in oneself. Many biblical words describe this concept, each with its own emphasis. Some of the synonyms for pride include arrogance, presumption, conceit, self-satisfaction, boasting, and high-mindedness. It is the opposite of humility, the proper attitude one should have in relation to God. Pride is rebellion against God because it attributes to self the honor and glory due to God alone. Proud persons do not think it necessary to ask forgiveness because they do not admit their sinful condition. This attitude toward God finds expression in one’s attitude toward others, often causing people to have a low estimate of the ability and worth of others and therefore to treat them with either contempt or cruelty. Some have considered pride to be the root and essence of sin. Others consider it to be sin in its final form. In either case, it is a grievous sin.”

 

(source: http://www.studylight.org/dictionaries)

 

“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

(Proverbs 16:18 – NIV)

 

“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

James 4:6 (NIV)

“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Luke 14:11 (NIV)

SELAH!

Have you ever found your self saying or thinking one or more of the above statements? 

Father help us to be aware of any pride in our lives and to confess it, ask your forgiveness for it and by your grace repent of it as soon as it is revealed to us in Jesus’ Name….Amen.

Be encouraged!

Kim

 

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Posted by: Kim Sweeting | April 27, 2015

10 LEADERSHIP KEYS FROM EXODUS 32

10 LEADERSHIP KEYS FROM EXODUS 32

 THE WORD HAS MANY LEADERSHIP KEYS

THE WORD HAS MANY LEADERSHP KEYS

I am by no means a leadership guru, but between my studies on leadership, service in various leadership capacities, and experiences working closely with leaders in the corporate world and in the Body of Christ, I have a fairly good understanding of what leadership entails and it is not an easy matter, nor one to be taken lightly.

While leadership is a good thing and is undeniably a place of power and authority and in many instances of prestige, privileges, accolades, and monetary gain, it is also a place of service and even more so of awesome responsibility because of the powerful level of influence on the lives of others that comes with the office of a leader.

If you are a leader, whether or not you recognize or accept it, simply because of the nature of your position, you have the inherent ability to powerfully influence the lives of those under your sphere of leadership and you will be held accountable by God for the way you choose to use that influence to affect the lives of others.

To me, the level of responsibility and accountability that comes with being a leader is very sobering, especially when it comes to the prospect of leadership in the Body of Christ, God’s own people.

In light of this, it absolutely amazes me when persons clamor and jockey for positions of leadership in the church. I once asked a seasoned pastor why he thinks this occurs and his response was, “Kim, they simply do not know what they are asking for. Anyone who really understands leadership in the church will want to run away from it instead of running to it!”

Fellow Kingdom Ambassador/Believer, please note that while leadership is good, honorable and even desirable, it is not something to take lightly or assume without being called to it and understanding the heavy responsibility and accountability that it entails.

Okay, enough musings on leadership. It was certainly not my intention to begin this post with all the above, but I believe it flowed in this direction because someone needs to lay hold of these truths.

The following are 10 leadership keys drawn from reading Exodus Chapter 32. 

Whether you are a leader at home, church, work, school, in the community or recreationally, I pray that they will empower, encourage and strengthen you.

Key 1

Whenever you do not know God’s direction and/or sense His presence, resist the temptation to turn to a substitute god to meet or fulfill your needs.

No matter how long it takes, it is best to discipline yourself and wait on the Lord until He manifests Himself and addresses your situation in His way and His time.

Key 2

Be careful not to buckle under the pressure, demands and/or desires of the people who you lead, especially when these pressures, demands and/or desires are contrary to the Word of God, or to the mission, vision, or direction that God has already spoken to you.

Key 3

Never underestimate the powerful force of self-preservation.

Even Aaron, the High Priest succumbed to the pull of self-preservation and lied about his poor leadership choices in an attempt to “save face” and escape being held accountable for his actions.

Key 4

Make a decision to stand on the Lord’s side then purpose to operate from and be guided by that side/position, no matter what situation you face.

Key 5

Know that from time-to-time, proof of your side/position will demand going against or even separation from those closest to you.

This may seem “costly” but is always worth it.

Key 6

Be ready to intercede for those under your authority even when they willfully sin.

A part of the mantle of leadership is to function as an intercessor for those whom you lead.

Key 7

Remember that God is a righteous judge and so even though you may stand in the gap for those whom you lead, every person will ultimately give an account and pay the price for his/her own sin.

Key 8

Be ready to make hard decisions and bring order in the midst of chaos, even if it means becoming unpopular.

Key 9

Beware of being a people-pleaser.

A desire to please people often leads to compromise, sin and destruction.

Saul’s desire to please people and not God cost him the kingdom (1 Samuel 15).

Moses’ desire to please God and not people led to the restoration of order and re-alignment with purpose.

Key 10

Major disruption or interruption does not necessitate or justify abandonment or abortion of purpose.

In spite of the evil hat had occurred, God still told Moses to lead the people to the place that He had originally promised them they were going, i.e., to the land flowing with milk and honey.

No matter what happens, God’s purposes must come to pass.

These leadership keys have been a blessing to me; I hope they have been a blessing to you too.

Remember, in the Kingdom of God, it is not by might, nor by power, but by the Spirit of the Lord that things are accomplished.

Shalom!

Kim

(Originally posted on July 12, 2011.)

 

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Posted by: Kim Sweeting | April 22, 2015

“IT’S NOT OKAY”…….AGAIN

“IT’S NOT OKAY”…….AGAIN

IT’S NOT OKAY

 

When I sat down to write a new post this morning, as I began praying re: what to write, a post that I wrote in April of 2012 called “It’s Not Okay” kept coming to mind.

This led me to reblog the post because I believe someone needs to read it to either be encouraged themselves to speak up and say “It’s not okay”, or inspired to encourage someone else they know who is dealing with a situation to speak up and say, “it’s not okay”.

The post is below……..be encouraged, be challenged, and be blessed.

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IT’S NOT OKAY

(April 14th 2012)

Today I thought about how sometimes there are things that people do or say to us that are not okay with us, but we never say so.

We may want to speak up, need to speak up, or even know in our hearts and spirits that we should speak up, yet against our better judgment, we remain quiet.

I reflected on instances in my life where I either wanted to, needed to or should have said “It’s not okay”, but did not, and on conversations I’ve had with persons facing various situations who confessed that they regrettably chose silence also.

My random musings led to my writing the following poem from the view-point of different people each dealing with different situations, yet voicing the same message that “It’s not okay”.

As you read it, may you be empowered to say “It’s not okay” when you want to, need to, or simply should.

“IT’S NOT OKAY “

FROM A CHILD

It’s not okay for you to tell me I ought to live one way then you live the opposite way, practicing the very things that you tell me not to do simply because you are the adult and I am the child.

It’s not okay for you to abuse me physically, mentally or emotionally simply because I am small and can not defend myself.

FROM A YOUNG GIRL

It’s not okay to sexually harass or pursue me simply because I have the body of woman yet am only a child.

It’s not okay to assume I enjoy your sexual remarks about my body, simply because I do not say anything to you about it.

FROM A TEENAGE BOY

It’s not okay to see me struggle between boyhood and manhood and not help me through this phase in my life simply because I act “out of sorts” at times.

It’s not okay to trivialize what I say is a big issue for me simply because it not a big issue for you.

FROM A YOUNG PERSON

It’s not okay for you to dismiss my voice simply because I am young.

It’s not okay for you to assume I have no stress or pressure simply because I am not an adult.

FROM A SPOUSE

It’s not okay to share your deepest, thoughts, desires, challenges and dreams with your co-worker thereby creating an emotional bond exclusive of me, simply because they are available and easy to talk to.

It’s not okay to remain “friends” with someone who disrespects our marital covenant and commitment to each other as husband and wife simply because you like their company and do not want to hurt their feelings.

FROM A WIFE

It’s not okay for you to cheat on me simply because I no longer have the body of a 20-year-old and the prospect of sex with a younger woman thrills you.

It’s not okay for you to dismiss my need for emotional intimacy simply because you do not see it as being as important as sexual intimacy.

FROM A HUSBAND

It’s not okay to withhold yourself from me sexually leaving my needs unmet then send me out into a world saturated with sexual temptation expecting me to never fall, simply because sex is not a priority for you.

It’s not okay for you to dismiss my need for sexual intimacy simply because you do not see it as being as important as emotional intimacy.

FROM AN OLDER EMPLOYEE

It’s not okay to pressure me into early retirement simply because in your eyes I am old and you feel you have no need for me.

It’s not okay to place limits on my potential without assessing it simply because in your eyes, I am old and incapable.

FROM A HOMEOWNER

It’s not okay to come into my home and steal the material possessions that I worked hard for simply because you want them and don’t have them.

It’s not okay to have loud parties into the wee hours of the morning every weekend, preventing me, my family and our neighbors from resting simply because you want to.

FROM A MAN OF GOD

It’s not okay for you to come into the house of God dressed so sensually that your “stuff” is in my face making it hard for me to worship and not think lustful thoughts simply because you think it’s “fashionable”.

It’s not okay to “dismiss” my masculinity and strength simply because I cry when touched by the Spirit of God.

FROM A WOMAN OF GOD

It’s not okay for you to expect me to “dumb down” spiritually simply because the anointing of God on my life intimidates you.

It’s not okay to assume I don’t need or want your leadership simply because you perceive me as strong.

FROM AN EMPLOYER

It’s not okay for you to steal from me through excessive personal calls, web surfing, email and socializing in the workplace simply because I do not track your every move.

It’s not okay to come to work and do just enough to get by then expect a raise simply because of inflation or poor money management.

FROM A VICTIM OF BULLYING

It is not okay to bully me simply because I am different from you.

It’s not okay to take advantage of me simply because you minimize me in your eyes.

FROM A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC

It’s not okay to drive around with your profanity-laced music blasting simply because you want it that way or assume I want to hear it too.

It’s not okay to walk around with your pants dropping down and your underwear exposed simply because you think it is “cool”.

FROM A PERSON IN A RELATIONSHIP

It’s not okay for you to stand by my side in the good and easy times then push me away simply because times are more difficult.

It’s not okay to take all the time and not give simply because I have a generous, easy-going nature.

FROM A BELIEVER IN CHRIST

It’s not okay to condemn me simply because you do not understand what God is doing in my life.

It’s not okay to put down my spirituality simply because I worship God in Spirit and in truth more differently than you do.

FROM ALL WHO DARE NOT SPEAK UP

TODAY WE SAY

“IT’S NOT OKAY”

Father, please grant us the grace, wisdom and boldness to speak up when certain things are not okay and we know in our hearts by your Spirit that we need to say so in Jesus’ Name……..Amen.

Be encouraged!

Kim

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Posted by: Kim Sweeting | April 15, 2015

TO STARVE OR TO FEED?

TO STARVE OR TO FEED?

 

ARE YOU STARVING THE RIGHT THNGS IN YOUR LIFE?

ARE YOU STARVING THE RIGHT THNGS IN YOUR LIFE?

 

MAN OF GOD, WOMAN OF GOD…..

WHAT ARE YOU STARVING IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU SHOULD BE FEEDING?

WHAT ARE YOU FEEDING IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU SHOULD BE STARVING?

WHAT YOU STARVE WILL DIE.

 

ARE YOU FEEDING THE RIGHT THINGS IN YOUR LIFE?

ARE YOU FEEDING THE RIGHT THINGS IN YOUR LIFE?

 

MAN OF GOD, WOMAN OF GOD…….

WHAT ARE YOU FEEDING IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU SHOULD BE STARVING?

WHAT ARE YOU STARVING IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU SHOULD BE FEEDING?

WHAT YOU FEED WILL LIVE.

 

IT’S TIME TO CHECK YOUR FEEDING HABITS.

 

WHAT YOU STARVE WILL DIE.

WHAT YOU FEED WILL LIVE.

 

IT MAKES NO SENSE TO STARVE WHAT YOU SAY YOU WANT TO LIVE IN YOUR LIFE.

IT MAKES NO SENSE TO FEED WHAT YOU SAY YOU WANT TO DIE IN YOUR LIFE.

 

WHAT YOU STARVE WILL DIE.

WHAT YOU FEED WILL LIVE.

 

SELAH!

 

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Posted by: Kim Sweeting | April 9, 2015

FEELING INADEQUATE…….

FEELING INADEQUATE……….

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Inadequacy – “The quality or state of being inadequate; insufficiency, deficiency”

Inadequate – “Not adequate; insufficient, not capable”

Adequate – “Sufficient for a specific requirement; enough for some need”

(www.merriam-webster.com)

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Feeling inadequate?

What if I told you what you are experiencing is a blessing in disguise.

How is that, you may ask?

Because inadequacy is an opportunity for us to lean deeply into God and experience the sufficiency of Christ, it is an opportunity for us to get to know Him as the All-Sufficient One.

It is in our weakness/inadequacy that we get to experience/know His strength.

It is in our despair/inadequacy that we get to experience/know His hope.

 It is in our lack/inadequacy that we get to experience/know His provision.

It is in our turmoil/inadequacy that we get to experience/know His peace.

 It is in our fear/inadequacy that we get to experience/know His boldness.

It is in our rejection/inadequacy that we get to experience/know His acceptance.

It is in our sorrow/inadequacy that we get to experience/know His comfort.

It is in our sickness/inadequacy that we get to experience/know His healing.

It is in our confusion/inadequacy that we get to experience/know His wisdom.

It is in our wavering/inadequacy that we get to experience/know His faithfulness.

So you see, depending on how you view and deal with it, the inadequacy you are experiencing can be a blessing in disguise.

SELAH!

Today I challege and urge you to embrace your experience of inadequacy and maximize it by leaning deeply into God and experiencing/getting to know the sufficiency of Christ.

Blessings to you!

Kim

 

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Posted by: Kim Sweeting | April 7, 2015

SEEK TO KEEP THIS ONE THING THE MAIN THING

SEEK TO KEEP THIS ONE THING THE MAIN THING

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With so much going on in ourselves, our marriages, our families, our relationships, our churches, our workplaces, our communities, our society, our country, and our world, it is more important than ever that we as Believers seek to keep this one thing the main thing.

And what is the one thing?

David in Psalms 27:4 states:

“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.”

(Psalm 27:4 Amplified Bible – AMP)

The one thing that is important for us as Believers to seek to keep as the main thing is that we dwell in the presence of the Lord, intimately fellowshipping with Him, beholding His beauty and meditating on, considering and inquiring of Him with a view to obeying Him and pleasing Him wherever we are no matter our task or atmosphere.

That is the one thing that is important for us to seek to keep the main thing.

That we dwell in His presence because it is in His presence that we find the love, joy, peace, wisdom, strength, sustenance, revelation, instruction, might and power, to sustain us, strengthen us, and enable us to be and do whatever He requires us to be and to do no matter the situation or the circumstance; it is in His presence that we find everything we need to effectively deal with whatever we face during the course of our daily lives.

Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection (c. 1614 – 12 February 1691) served as a lay brother in a Carmelite monastery in Paris. Christians commonly remember him for the intimacy he expressed concerning his relationship to God as recorded in a book compiled after his death, the classic Christian text, “The Practice of the Presence of God”.

Brother Lawrence understood the importance of and practiced the presence of God.

Here are a few quotes from the book comprising his writings.

“That we need only to recognize GOD intimately present with us, to address ourselves to Him every moment, that we may beg His assistance for knowing His will in things doubtful, and for rightly performing those which we plainly see He requires of us, offering them to Him before we do them, and giving Him thanks when we have done.” 

– Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God –

(Source – http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/2133549-the-practice-of-the-presence-of-god?page=1)

“The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer; and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were upon my knees before the Blessed Sacrament.

– Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God –

(Source – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brother_Lawrence)

In his writings Brother Lawrence noted how dwelling in the presence of God as a lifestyle took much practice and required much death to his fleshly nature. He admitted that the path to this union was difficult and He spent years disciplining his heart and mind to yield to God’s presence, yet he persisted. 

“As often as I could, I placed myself as a worshiper before him, fixing my mind upon his holy presence, recalling it when I found it wandering from him. This proved to be an exercise frequently painful, yet I persisted through all difficulties.”

(Source – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brother_Lawrence)

He offered these words of encouragement to those also desirous to dwell in God’s presence:

“Do not be discouraged by the resistance you will encounter from your human nature; you must go against your human inclinations. Often, in the beginning, you will think that you are wasting time, but you must go on, be determined and persevere in it until death, despite all the difficulties.”

– Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God –

(Source – http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/2133549-the-practice-of-the-presence-of-god?page=1)

Pause for a moment and think of what would happen if we as the Body of Christ truly sought to dwell in the presence of the Lord, to truly practice the presence of God.

Pause for a moment and think about what would happen if you as a Believer in Christ truly sought to dwell in the presence of the Lord, to truly practice the presence of God.

How would it impact your life…..your thoughts, speech, attitudes, choices, behavior, relationships, the quality of your spiritual life and your effectiveness to advance the Kingdom of God ? – SELAH 

With so much going on in ourselves, our marriages, our families, our churches, our workplaces, our communities, society, our country, and our world, it is more important than ever that we as Believers seek to keep this one thing the main thing……dwelling in and practicing the presence of God wherever we are whatever our task so our lives can be pleasing to Him and impactful for Him to His honor and glory.

“LET THE RAIN OF YOUR PRESENCE” – SUNG BY CORNERSTONE PRAISE TEAM,

CORNERSTONE CHURCH

Be encouraged!

Kim

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Posted by: Kim Sweeting | April 5, 2015

HAPPY RESURRECTION SUNDAY! – HE’S ALIVE!

HAPPY RESURRECTION SUNDAY! – HE’S ALIVE!

HE IS RISEN AND HE WILL RETURN!

HE IS RISEN AND HE WILL RETURN!

The Risen Christ, Faith’s Reality
15 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. 6 After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. 7 After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. 8 Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.

9 For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 11 Therefore, whether it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

The Risen Christ, Our Hope
12 Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. 14 And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. 15 Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up—if in fact the dead do not rise. 16 For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. 17 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! 18 Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.

The Last Enemy Destroyed
20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 27 For “He has put all things under His feet.”[a] But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. 28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.

Our Final Victory
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”[g]

55 “O Death, where is your sting?[h]
O Hades, where is your victory?”[i]
56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

(I Corinthians 15:1-28, 50-58 – NKJV)

 

“JESUS IS ALIVE”  – HILLSONG CHURCH FEATURING RON KENOLY

 

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Posted by: Kim Sweeting | April 3, 2015

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE LORD!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE LORD

THANK YOU LORD!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE LORD!

 

“THANK YOU FOR THE CROSS” – (MARK ALTROGGE) – CITY HARVEST CHURCH

 

“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.”

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

(John 3:16, 17 – King James Version)

 

“LORD I GIVE YOU MY HEART” (HILLSONG) – CITY HARVEST CHURCH

 

THANK YOU LORD!

THANK YOU LORD!

 

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Posted by: Kim Sweeting | March 31, 2015

ASHAMED OF YOUR BIRTH CIRCUMSTANCES?……….

ASHAMED OF YOUR BIRTH CIRCUMSTANCES?…….

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“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!

(Psalms 139:13-18 – NLT)

“For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.”

(Jeremiah 29:11 – Amplified Bible)

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Posted by: Kim Sweeting | March 29, 2015

GOD’S GOT THIS!

GOD’S GOT THIS!

GOD'S GOT THIS!

GOD’S GOT THIS!

 

“HE’S WORKING IT OUT” – SHIRLEY CAESAR

“JESUS CAN WORK T OUT’ – KURT CARR SINGERS

 

“We are assured and know that God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.”

Romans 8:28 – Amplified Bible

 

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Video “He’s Working It Out” – by Shirley Caesar courtesy of Shelly Gainous – http://www.youtube.com

Video “Jesus Can Work it Out” – by Kurt Carr Singers courtesy of onedadou1984 – http://www.youtube.com

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