May 24, 2020
God’s Word for Every Day:
Now Jesus has gone into heaven and is at God’s right side. He rules over angels, authorities, and powers. 1 Peter 3:22 (ICB)
Mr. Jim and Mrs. Hardman’s prayer this week is to follow Christ’s example.
Help us to follow you and your example and experience Godly joy, forgiveness, refreshment, peace, security, goodness, contentment, courage, and gladness.
Worship God and Praise in Giving:
Many have given their life to make men free.
In Honor of these men and women who have died while serving in the military watch,
listen, and sing along to the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
Worship and Praise God - Sing along with these songs:
Worship God - Follow Jesus Example
The apostles saw Jesus during the 40 days after he was raised from death. Acts 1:3
Watch this video of ‘Jesus Ascending’ 40 days after His Resurrection
9After he said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up. A cloud hid him from their sight. 10As he was going, they were looking into the sky. Suddenly, two men wearing white clothes stood beside them. 11They said, “Men of Galilee, why are you standing here looking into the sky? You saw Jesus taken away from you into heaven. He will come back in the same way you saw him go.” Act 1:9-11
‘After he said this, ….’ What did Jesus say? Let’s check Acts 1:6 and see.
6The apostles were all together. They asked Jesus, “Lord, are you at this time going to give the kingdom back to Israel?” 7 The apostles were ready for Jesus to rule the earth as King right then in Jerusalem, but Jesus said to them, The Father is the only One who has the authority to decide dates and times. These things are not for you to know. 8But the Holy Spirit will come to you. Then you will receive power. You will be my witnesses—in Jerusalem, in all of Judea, in Samaria, and in every part of the world.”
Now - Follow my example. Read 1 Peter 2:23-24
● Do not sin.
● Do not lie.
● When someone insults you, don’t insult them back.
● If people hurt you for doing good, do not threaten them.
● God will judge correctly.
● Jesus carried our sins in his body on the cross.
● He did this so that we would stop living for sin and start living for what is right.
He (Jesus) will come back in the same way you (the disciples) saw him go.” Act 1:11
Worship and Praise God - Pray
Father, Help us to be humble. Help us see our sin, so we can cry out to you for forgiveness. Help us to be pure, holy, gentle, kind, self-controlled, merciful; the light of the world. Help us to desire righteousness more than anything. Help us do right and stand up for you, no matter what. We love You. In Jesus Name, we pray, Amen.