We continue stedfastly in prayer, and in the ministry of the word.
Acts 6:4 ASV
A faith based Ministry, begun 30 September 2012, we are humble men and women, representing no organization. There is no board behind us. We trust the Holy Ghost and God alone for support. No charges of any kind are made for our ministry or prayers. No salaries are received. Each individual relies solely on the Holy Ghost and God for their maintenance. 17 February 2017 our web ministry was born.
We believe and teach; the Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners and happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts binding. Its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you and comfort to cheer you. It is the travelers map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilots compass, the soldiers sword, and the Christian charter. Here heaven is restored, paradise opened, and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the Glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently and prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be open at the judgment and be remembered for ever. It involves the highest responsibility, rewards the greatest labor, and condemns ALL who trifle with its Holy contents. Reverand R.A. McClure, 1930.
A woman may be called: aunt, bride, daughter, mother, sister, or wife. Each reference, a revelation of her character and relationship with someone. All are respectful.
God may be called:
Lord in small letters and with an initial capital represents Adhonai, meaning Master, describing Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
God in small letters and with an initial capital represents Elohim, meaning Creator or can do all that He wills, describing Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
LORD or GOD in capital letters represents Jehovah, meaning will do all that He promised. There are thirteen combinations of Jehovah in the Old Testament. Each revelation identifies a facet of His intimately personal nature. Jehovah Elohay is Lord my God, Jehovah Eloheenu is Lord our God, Jehovah Gmolah is my Recompense, Jehovah Jireh Will See, Jehovah Makkeh is my Smiter, Jehovah M’Kaddesh is my Sanctifier, Jehovah Nissi is my Banner, Jehovah Rohi is my Shepherd, Jehovah Rophe is my Healer, Jehovah Shalom is my Peace, Jehovah Shammah is There, Jehovah Tsebaoth is Lord of Hosts, and Jehovah Tsidkenu is our Righteousness. The more you know of Jehovah, the more He reveals to you.
The New Testament Greek word Theos translates God meaning divine magistrate, judge of all.
Each reference, reveals character and relationship. All are respectful.
SCRIPTURES OF CHOICE
ASV: AMERICAN STANDARD VERSION 1901 a variant of the English Revised Version published in 1881-1885. By the middle of the nineteenth century, the development of Biblical studies and discovery of many manuscripts more ancient than those upon which the King James Version was based, made it manifest to call for revision of the English translation. The task was undertaken, by authority of the Church of England, in 1870. Its variant embodying the preferences of American scholars associated with the work, was published in 1901.
KJV: KING JAMES VERSION The first English version of the Scriptures made by direct translation from the original Hebrew and Greek, and the first to be printed was the work of William Tyndale. He was betrayed into the hands of his enemies, and in October 1536, was publicly executed and burned at the stake. The King James Version became the “Authorized Version of 1611” of the English speaking peoples. To the most high and mighty Prince JAMES, By the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, The translators of the Bible wish Grace, Mercy, and Peace through JESUS CHRIST our Lord.
LXX: SEPTUAGINT The Bible Jesus and the Apostles used; was translated at Alexanderia, Egypt; by seventy Jewish scholars sent from Jerusalem, by the high priest, at the request of Ptolemy Philadelphus (285-247 B.C.). There can be no question about the scholarship of these Jewish scribes and their knowledge of the Hebrew language. They frequently give (in their Greek version) a free translation of the Hebrew text before them, the question of a paraphrase does not arise here. They translated one Hebrew word by one Greek word. They simply translated the text that was before them, nearly three centuries before the birth of Christ. Jews and Christians in the first century had great reverence for the Septaugint. Philo held this translation was divinely inspired. The learned Hebrew scribes who wrote the Babylonian Talmud also ascribed divine inspiration to the translators. When Christians began to proclaim the gospel it became evident how clearly the Septuagint substantiated Christian doctrines causing the Jews to reverse themselves completely, turning in furious hatred against the Septuagint, proceeding to burn and destroy all the copies they could.
Life Lessons, Messages, and Prayers minister the word to youth and adults. Our presentations are not to be sold. Compiled from many sources, an original of every reference source used has been purchased or gifted and is in our library collection. Permission was not sought nor obtained to reference them. Sunday morning we gather to celebrate the Lord’s Supper and worship. Wednesday evening we gather for Bible study and prayer. When scriptural, we join men and women in holy matrimony. We officiate funeral services.
We choose to keep separation of church and state at a premium. State or federal government has no business in regulation of our ministry or worship. We do not have 501C3 exemption status and pay tax on every purchase at point of sale. We are not a business. We have no bank affiliation, and can not legally endorse your generous gift nor deposit it to account.
INTIMATE PRAYER OF PETITION
Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Luke 11: 2
Effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
James 5: 16
We come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help fulfill divine calling.
Hebrews 4: 16
Commissioned to make disciples of all nations, observing all things You command, always, to the end of the world; and baptizing into the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28: 19-20
Give us utterance to make known the mystery of the gospel,
Ephesians 6: 19
increasing the number of Your disciples; who are obedient to the faith.
Acts 6: 7
May our speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt;
Colossians 4: 6
preaching, reproving, rebuking, and exhorting with all longsuffering and doctrine.
II Timothy 4: 2
Full of faith and of the Holy Spirit,
Acts 6: 5
may whatsoever we do in word or deed, all be in the name of Adhonai Jesus, giving thanks to Elohim and the Father by Him.
Colossians 3: 17
May we be blameless and harmless, without rebuke,
Phillipians 2: 15
shaking the dust from our feet, a testimony against them that receive You not, when we depart them.
Luke 9: 5
May we rejoice we didn’t run or labor in vain, at the day of Christ.
Phillipians 2: 16
May Jesus Christ be glorified in us, and us in Jesus Christ.
II Thessalonians 1: 12
Asking all in Jesus name.
John 14: 14
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as in heaven.
Matthew 6: 10
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Matthew 6: 13
In the day of the righteous judgment of God who will render to every man according to his works, may we be found patient in well-doing, seeking His glory, honor, and incorruption, for eternal life. Peace to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For there is no respect of persons with God. Amen. Romans 2: 5-11 ASV