Christmas Message!

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CHRISTMAS: It’s Christmas, it’s Christmas, let our hearts joyfully sing, God sent His Son to earth, His gift of salvation to bring, as a babe in a manger, not as a mighty king. Christmas is not Santa Clause, or tinsel hanging on a tree, Christmas is the gift of God’s Son, salvation for you and me. Christmas is not Frosty the snowman, or Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, It’s the celebration of Jesus birthday, the beginning of God’s salvation plan. It’s Christmas, it’s Christmas, let our hearts joyfully sing, those good old Christmas carols, proclaiming the birth of Jesus, they so joyfully bring. ~Winston Staples
May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.
~Ada V. Hendricks
Wishing you a joyous Christmas as we reflect upon the birth of our Savior!
The thing we must not forget is the reason that Jesus was born; His purpose was to sacrifice His life that we would through His blood have a way back into the presence of God.
~ Winston Staples

SOUL FILLINGS!

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SOUL FILLINGS!

Dear soul do you hunger and thirst?
Do you have a desire to be filled?
Feast on God’s word, the Bread of Life;
Drink the Living Water, it’s in the Word of God.
Dear soul hold fast to God’s Word;
Trust it for guidance as we travel this sod.
Walk in Christ’s foot steps,
And sing of God’s mercy sent from above.
Shout praises to the Lord;
HE is show us HIS unending love;
Dear soul, meditate on God’s word,
Giving it great thought as it enters your mind.
Thank God for giving grace to save mankind;
Dear soul, praise God with all your being,
And for His wisdom to keep us spiritually seeing.
Dear soul study for understanding of God’s word,
That is sharper than a two-edged sword.
Thank God the Father, for giving His Son,
Who on the cross, He said it is done.
Thank you Jesus, for taking our sin to Calvary,
Where by HIS blood He set the believer free.
Rejoice, rejoice with singing; taking time to pray,
And watching for His return; It could be today!
Yes, dear soul, daily feast on His Word;
Drink from His fountains;
Ask to be filled by His Holy Spirit,
And put on His armor and boldly wear it!

~Winston Staples

A FAVORITE BIBLE READING!

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In all my years of being saved I have found many favorite chapters and books. I have found great teachings in Psalms, Proverbs, Job and all the New Testament particularly the letters of the Apostle Paul. We know that all the Scriptures are the words revealed to man by the Holy Spirit and teach us how to live. Today I want to share two Psalms; Psalm 100 and 121!

Psalm 100  (KJV)
100 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 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.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Psalm 121  (KJV)
121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

[ I trust you enjoy these as I do my friends! ][ Winston Staples ]

EXPLORING GOD’S WORD

EXPLORING GOD’S WORD — Selfishness!

a/ Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife, but he that putteth his trust in the Lord shall prosper.
b/ Matthew 19:21 Jesus said unto him, “If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell what thou hast and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven; and come and follow Me.”
c/ Mark 8:26 And He sent him away to his house, saying, “Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.”
27 And Jesus went out with His disciples into the towns of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He asked His disciples, saying unto them, “Who do men say that I am?”
d/ Luke 12:15 And He said unto them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.”
16 And He spoke a parable unto them, saying, “The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully.
17 And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, because I have no room to store my fruits?’
18 And he said, ‘This will I do. I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there will I store all my fruits and my goods.
19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years. Take thine ease; eat, drink, and be merry.’
20 But God said unto him, ‘Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee. Then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?’
21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”
[ also read Luke 16:19-31 ]
e/ Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem the other better than himself.

REACHING OUT!
On this sunny warm day,
I got up and opened God’s word,
and I asked the Holy Spirit,
to guide and direct my thoughts,
teach me His truths,
and to open my eyes
to see the truth.
O, Lord guide my steps,
to talk the truth with fellow mankind;
to walk and to share to fellow mankind;
how we may aid them,
how we teach them,
and how we can be friends,
that communicate in love.
Then these words, precious words,
wonderful words came to mind;
words from great hymns like:
” Great is thy Faithfullness”,
” How Great Thou Art”,
and ” Amazing Grace”.
It will be by your Amazing Grace
that we can do these tasks!
~ Winston Staples

JUST WATCHING!

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I am watching the clouds floating bye my window and these thoughts came into mind!

The clouds float in,

the clouds float out,

The sun peaks in,

The sun peaks out;

The weather man says rain,

To that there is some doubt.

There is sin within,

and there is sin without;

Our behavior as we walk,

may cause others to doubt!

God’s Son shines His light in,

God’s fruit of the Spirit flows out;

So believers let us walk,

Walk in the spirit,

as directed by the Holy Spirit,

living in Christ producing no doubt!

~Winston Staples