Are You Wasting First-Rate Enthusiasm On A Second-Rate Cause? # 3154

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Jesus Christ.
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Jesus told us to Witness to the world: This is your opportunity,
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INDEX

Daily Prayer
Billy Graham
Samaritan’s Purse (Franklin Graham)
Financial Supporters
Special Prayer
The Gideons International
Bible Reading for the Day
Sagemont Church Sunday Service
Sagemont Church Sunday Bible Study
Translate into 109 other Languages
Daily Audio Reading of a Chapter from the Book of Revelation
Piano Arrangements from Dr Tom Stampfli
Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers
The Greatest Thing…
Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon
Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert
What Happens When You Die?
A Ticket to Heaven by Carrington Weems
Special Quote from Proverbs
Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional
Sagemont Founding Pastor Dr John Morgan
Book: God and Churchill
Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers
We Are More Than Conquerors!
Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation
Favorite Scriptures and Quotations
Prayer Requests
Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes
Most Important Verse in the Bible:
The Second Most Important Verse in the Bible:
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Daily Prayer

Prayer: Father God we Pray that we will remember that all of our Ancestors came to this Great Country on different Ships, that we all fought together 243 years ago for our Freedom and that we are now ALL in the SAME ship now. That your Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ,  COMMANDED us as He ascended back into Heaven to be with You, to love each other as we do ourselves. Please help us all to remember that You created us all equal, none better than the other in Your Sight, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Billy Graham

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Special Prayer

Lord God, help me to remember your laws and keep them foremost in my mind. I love you with all my heart, soul, and strength in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Bible Reading for the Day

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Proverbs 01

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Sagemont Church Sunday Service

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Dr Matt Carter, Senior Pastor

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Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers

Love Worth Finding

September 01

Are You Wasting First-Rate Enthusiasm On A Second-Rate Cause?

BIBLE MEDITATION:

“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he who wins souls is wise.”

(Proverbs 11:30)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

It’s amazing what gets folks all excited. A Russian came to the United States during football season, and friends took him to a great bowl game. Afterward, they asked him what he thought about it.

Do you know what he said? “I’ve never seen so much first-rate enthusiasm for such a second-rate cause.”

What’s the first-rate cause? What’s the most important thing? “for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which is lost” (Luke 19:10).

Getting souls saved is what it’s all about. “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever” (Daniel 12:3).

You may have members of your family who are lost. One day they will die, and you’ll say, “My God, why didn’t I witness?”

ACTION POINT:

Why don’t you say this week, “I’II make my life a life of one thing. This one thing I do.” It’s time we got excited about what excites God, our Father, and that’s winning people to Jesus Christ, committed to the cause of the Holy Spirit.

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The Greatest Thing…

The Greatest thing that ever happened to me was when I realized that GOD forgave me of all my sins through the Death, Burial and Resurrection of His Son, Jesus and through my Faith in Him.”

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Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon

September 01

Divine, Ever-Living, Unchanging
“BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ABIDES FOREVER.” And this is the word which was preached to you” (1 Peter 1:25).

All human teaching and, indeed, all human beings shall pass away as the grass of the meadow; but we are here assured that the Word of the LORD is of a very different character, for it shall endure forever. We have here a divine gospel; for what word can endure forever but that which is spoken by the eternal God? We have here an ever-living gospel, as full of vitality as when it first came from the lips of God; as strong to convince and convert, to regenerate and console, to sustain and sanctify as ever it was in its first days of wonder-working. We have an unchanging gospel which is not today green grass and tomorrow dry hay but always the abiding truth of the immutable Jehovah. Opinions alter, but truth certified by God can no more change than the God who uttered it. Here, then, we have a gospel to rejoice in, a word of the LORD upon which we may lean all our weight. “For ever” includes life, death, judgment, and eternity. Glory be to God in Christ Jesus for everlasting consolation. Feed on the word today and all the days of thy life.

Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert

 

September 01

Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed (John 20:29).

How strong is the snare of the things that are seen, and how necessary for God to keep us in the things that axe unseen! If Peter is to walk on the water he must walk; if he is going to swim, he must swim, but he cannot do both. If the bird is going to fly it must keep away from fences and the trees, and trust to its buoyant wings. But if it tries to keep within easy reach of the ground, it will make poor work of flying.

God had to bring Abraham to the end of his own strength, and to let him see that in his own body he could do nothing. He had to consider his own body as good as dead, and then take God for the whole work; and when he looked away from himself, and trusted God alone, then he became fully persuaded that what He had promised, He was able to perform.

That is what God is teaching us, and He has to keep away encouraging results until we learn to trust without them, and then He loves to make His Word real in fact as well as faith.
–A. B. Simpson

I do not ask that He must prove
His Word is true to me,
And that before I can believe
He first must let me see.
It is enough for me to know
‘Tis true because He says ’tis so;
On His unchanging Word I’ll stand

And trust till I can understand.
–E. M. Winter

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(Luke 9:26 and Mark 8:38

If anyone is Ashamed of Me on earth, I shall be ashamed of him in Heaven.)

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What Happens When You Die?

WHEN A CHRISTIAN DIES THEY ARE TAKEN BY ANGELS TO BE WITH JESUS: LUKE 16:22 WHEN AN UNBELIEVER DIES HIS SOUL GOES STRAIGHT TO HADES/HELL: LUKE 16: 22-23.

TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN YOU MUST:

  1. BELIEVE, ON FAITH, JOHN 3:16: THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS, TO THIS EARTH TO DIE ON THE CROSS AT CALVARY OVER 2,000 YEARS AGO, AS PAYMENT FOR ALL OF YOUR SINS, WAS BURIED IN A BORROWED TOMB, ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON THE 3RD DAY (EASTER) AND ASCENDED BACK INTO HEAVEN TO SIT ON HIS THRONE TO THE RIGHT-HAND OF HIS FATHER GOD AS OUR: HIGH-PRIEST, ADVOCATE, LORD AND SAVIOR;
  2. PRAY TO GOD ADMITTING THAT YOU ARE A SINNER AND THAT YOU REPENT OF THOSE SINS;
  3. ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR, ON FAITH;
  4. THAT YOU ARE MAKING HIM THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE AND ARE GIVING HIM CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE, IN JESUS’ NAME, AMEN.

If you do those 4 things, The Holy Spirit will enter your soul and you will become a Born-Again Christian and have your ticket into Heaven when you die where you will be with all other Christians for Eternity where there is no end!John 14:6 makes it very clear that there is no other way into Heaven.God loves you and He wants you to be with Him in Heaven!But there is a problem: The entire Human Race has been infected with a disease sin when Adam & Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden and there is only one cure for that sin:Jesus Christ.You CANNOT earn your way into Heaven: The Price has already been paid by Christ’s Death on the Cross, kind of like if you were eating at a Restaurant and the Waitress comes by & tells you that someone else picked up your check!I personally am a great sinner,but I have a Great Savior.I beg you to do these 4 things NOW! Those are probably the most important 3 letters in the English language! There may be no tomorrow for you; please accept Christ as your Personal Savior now and KNOW that all of your sins are forgiven and that you will go to Heaven when you die.God Bless you,Bob Lewis, Sinner saved by Grace OurDailyBread101.com Author of this Blog (OurDailyBread101.com) since December, 2011, Vietnam Vet, B52s, Devout Christian, All that I have belongs to Him, I am just a steward. boblewis02@gmail.com

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Special Quote from Proverbs

GODLINESS EXALTS A NATION, BUT SIN

IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!

PROVERBS 14:34

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Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional

March 5

Morning …

1 Thessalonians 5:6
Let us not sleep, as do others.

There are many ways of promoting Christian wakefulness. Among the rest, let me strongly advise Christians to converse together concerning the ways of the Lord. Christian and Hopeful, as they journeyed towards the Celestial City, said to themselves, “To prevent drowsiness in this place, let us fall into good discourse.” Christian enquired, “Brother, where shall we begin?” And Hopeful answered, “Where God began with us.” Then Christian sang this song-

“When saints do sleepy grow, let them come hither,
And hear how these two pilgrims talk together;
Yea, let them learn of them, in any wise,
Thus to keep open their drowsy slumb’ring eyes.
Saints’ fellowship, if it be managed well,
Keeps them awake, and that in spite of hell.”

Christians who isolate themselves and walk alone, are very liable to grow drowsy. Hold Christian company, and you will be kept wakeful by it, and refreshed and encouraged to make quicker progress in the road to heaven. But as you thus take “sweet counsel” with others in the ways of God, take care that the theme of your converse is the Lord Jesus. Let the eye of faith be constantly looking unto Him; let your heart be full of Him; let your lips speak of His worth. Friend, live near to the cross, and thou wilt not sleep. Labour to impress thyself with a deep sense of the value of the place to which thou art going. If thou rememberest that thou art going to heaven, thou wilt not sleep on the road. If thou thinkest that hell is behind thee, and the devil pursuing thee, thou wilt not loiter. Would the manslayer sleep with the avenger of blood behind him, and the city of refuge before him? Christian, wilt thou sleep whilst the pearly gates are open-the songs of angels waiting for thee to join them-a crown of gold ready for thy brow? Ah! no; in holy fellowship continue to watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation.
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Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

One may ask, “Pastor, why do you passionately believe that Jesus is literally going to return to the earth?”  These are a few reasons:

Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

  1.  Jesus said He would!  John 14:3 “I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
  2.  The entire Christian view of history demands it.
  3. The prophetic signs found in scripture are now clearly being fulfilled.
  • Earthquakes all over the globe.  Matthew 24:7 – (over 20,000 since 1971)
  • Hearts will fail for fear.  Luke 21:26 –  Suicides are epidemic.
  • Great explosions of learning.  II Timothy 3:7 – People cannot discern the truth.
  • Immorality abounds.  Luke 17:26-27 – Like the days of Noah.

Scripture clearly teaches that Jesus will come to save His children and judge the rest.

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Book: God and Churchill

God and Churchill

I have just completed reading one of the best books that I have read in the last twenty years.  God and Churchill, written by one of our newest Sagemont members Jonathan Sandys (pronounced “sands”), great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill.  Wallace Henley, staff member at Second Baptist Church, Houston, assisted Jonathan in this profound book.  The purpose of the book is to make clear “how the great leader’s sense of divine destiny changed his troubled world and offers help for ours.”  Tyndale Momentum is the publisher.  The book has many profound quotes.  However, there is one that has impacted my life more than many others.  Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher, addressing the Church of Scotland General Assembly in 1988, said “I think back to many discussions in my early life when we all agreed that if you try to take the fruits of Christianity without its roots, the fruits will wither.  And they will not come back unless you nurture the roots.”

One of the responsibilities of the Bride of Christ, the Church, is to keep Christianity on track and prevent the derailing of His ultimate purpose.  The paganism that is engulfing us today will ultimately destroy us unless we return to the roots of our faith.  “Our faith is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”  It is on the solid rock we must stand for truly all other ground is sinking sand.

Note:  The book God and Churchill is available in the Sagemont Bookstore.

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Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers

PLEASE REMEMBER JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL IN YOUR PRAYERS!

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We Are More Than Conquerors!

We are more than Conquerors – Video & Audio

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Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation

Read and hear each Chapter from the Book of Revelation:

Revelation One – We are all Priests – Video & Audio

Revelation Two – Jesus Talking – Video & Audio

Revelation Three – We will sit beside Jesus – Video & Audio

Revelation Four – The Judgment of God on Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Five – Jesus Breaks the 7 Seals – Video & Audio

Revelation Six – Tribulation Begins – Video & Audio

Revelation Seven – The 144,000 – Video & Audio

Revelation Eight – 7th Seal & 1st 4 Trumpets – Video & Audio

Revelation Nine – 200,000,000 Warriors – Video & Audio

Revelation Ten – Mighty Angel Standing on the sea and land – Video & Audio

Revelation Eleven – The Two Prophets – Video & Audio

Revelation Twelve – Satan defeated and cast down to Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Thirteen – Antichrist and his lieutenat arise – Video & Audio

Revelation Fourteen – Christ arrives on Mount Zion – Video & Audio

Revelation Fifteen – Last 3 1/2 Years of Tribulation – Video & Audio

Revelation Sixteen – The 7 Flasks are poured out upon the Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Seventeen – False Religious System – Video & Audio

Revelation Eighteen – Babylon Falls – Video & Audio

Revelation Nineteen – The Wedding Banquet of the Lamb – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty – 1,000 Year Reign of Christ on Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty-One – The New Earth and New Jerusalem – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty-Two – The Throne of God and The Lamb – Video & Audio

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Favorite Scriptures and Quotations

“Roll on Jehovah thy way” (Ps. 37:6, margin).

Whatever it is that presses thee, go tell the Father; put the whole matter over into His hand, and so shalt thou be freed from that dividing, perplexing care that the world is full of. When thou art either to do or suffer anything, when thou art about any purpose or business, go tell God of it, and acquaint Him with it; yes, burden Him with it, and thou hast done for matter of caring; no more care, but quiet, sweet, diligence in thy duty, and dependence on Him for the carriage of thy matters. Roll thy cares, and thyself with them, as one burden, all on thy God.
R. Leighton

Build a little fence of trust
Around today;
Fill the space with loving work
And therein stay.

Look not through the sheltering bars
Upon tomorrow;
God will help thee bear what comes
Of joy or sorrow.
Mary Butts

We shall find it impossible to commit our way unto the Lord, unless it be a way that He approves. It is only by faith that a man can commit his way unto the Lord; if there be the slightest doubt in the heart that “our way” is not a good one, faith will refuse to have anything to do with it. This committing of our way must be a continuous, not a single act. However extraordinary and unexpected may seem to be His guidance, however near the precipice He may take you, you are not to snatch the guiding reins out of His hands.

Are we willing to have all our ways submitted to God, for Him to pronounce judgment on them? There is nothing a Christian needs to be more scrutinizing about than about his confirmed habits and views. He is too apt to take for granted the Divine approbation of them. Why are some Christians so anxious, so fearful? Evidently because they have not left their way with the Lord. They took it to Him, but brought it away with them again.
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May God Bless you in all that you say and do today and every day this year;

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Prayer Requests

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Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes

Bob’s Favorite Quotes:

 1.) The beginning of  anxiety is the end of Faith and the end of anxiety is the beginning of Faith. George Mueller 

 2.) Its not Red, Yellow, Black or White Races; Its the HUMAN RACE! Bob Lewis – June 2, 2011 (You can quote me on that!)

 3.) God will NOT do what YOU can do and YOU cannot do what GOD can do!

 4.) FAITH MAKES THINGS POSSIBLE… NOT EASY!

 5.) GOD is GOD alone; I am NOT GOD;

We should ALL state that to ourselves;

He does NOT need our help, we need His!

Other favorite Verses:

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.

23rd Psalm

Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:15

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8

He that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 10:22

The Lord hath given him rest from all his enemies.

11 Samuel 7:1

Thy remembrance shall endure into all generations.

102nd Psalm

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.

Philippians 1:3

He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life.

John 3:16

I rejoice in thy salvation.

1 Samuel 2:1

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

23rd Psalm

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well please.

Matthew 3:17

Blessed is the man who maketh the Lord his trust.

Psalms 40:4

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

Matthew 11:28

Sleep on now, and take your rest.

Matthew 26:45

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:4

…Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Matthew 25:21

I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live.

John 11:25

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:1

…All things work together for good to them that love God.

Romans 8:28

…Be thou faith unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Revelation 2:10

…Not my will, but thine be done.

Luke 22:42

The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other.

Genesis 31:49

For with thee is the foundation of life: in the light shall we see light.

Ps.xxxvi:9

God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

1 John iv:16

Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends.

John xv:13

This is the promise… the life everlasting.

Matthew xix:14

Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”

Bible Verses About Kingdom Of Heaven:

Bible verses related to Kingdom Of Heaven from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 7:21 – Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:3 – Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Revelation 21:1-27 – And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.   (Read More…)

Matthew 5:10 – Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 17:20-21 – And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:   (Read More…)

Matthew 6:10 – Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.

Matthew 25:31-34 – When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:   (Read More…)

Mark 1:15 – And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

John 3:3 – Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Mark 10:15 – Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

Matthew 6:19-21 – Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:   (Read More…)

Matthew 10:7 – And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Luke 11:20 – But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

John 18:36 – Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Acts 14:22 – Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:5 – Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 6:50-71 – This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.   (Read More…)

Matthew 13:33 – Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

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May God Bless the reading of His Word and may He Bless you and your family and let His Favor shine down upon you today in everything you say and do, in Christ’s Name, Amen.

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Most Important Verse in the Bible:

The most important verse in The Holy Bible is: Jesus told Nicodemus: “For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him shall not perish but have Everlasting Life!” John 3:16

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The Second Most Important Verse in the Bible:

The SECOND most important verse is: Jesus said: “I Am The Way The Truth and The Life: NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME!” John 14:6

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The Great Commission

His Great Commission, as He ascended back into Heaven while on the road to Bethany was:

The Great Commission!

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Blessed Readers:
When you forward this Christian Blog
to your Contacts and ask

them to forward it to THEIR contacts, they MAY be sending it to someone who

needs to know about the ONLY way into Heaven: Jesus Christ.

I can assure you: This blog will do that

by way of Billy Graham’s Messages (1,600 of them), Adrian Rogers’,

Charles Hadden Spurgeon’s, Matt Carter’s or many others’ testimonies.

Jesus told us to Witness to the world: This is your opportunity,

May God Bless you and your precious Family.

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Friends, there are over 6 Billion people in this world who have never

heard or seen the name of Jesus; PLEASE help us reach them.
Thank you,
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INDEX

Daily Prayer
Billy Graham
Samaritan’s Purse (Franklin Graham)
Financial Supporters
Special Prayer
The Gideons International
Bible Reading for the Day
Sagemont Church Sunday Service
Sagemont Church Sunday Bible Study
Translate into 109 other Languages
Daily Audio Reading of a Chapter from the Book of Revelation
Piano Arrangements from Dr Tom Stampfli
Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers
The Greatest Thing…
Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon
Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert
What Happens When You Die?
A Ticket to Heaven by Carrington Weems
Special Quote from Proverbs
Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional
Sagemont Founding Pastor Dr John Morgan
Book: God and Churchill
Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers
We Are More Than Conquerors!
Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation
Favorite Scriptures and Quotations
Prayer Requests
Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes
Most Important Verse in the Bible:
The Second Most Important Verse in the Bible:
Send us Your Favorite Scriptures
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Daily Prayer

Prayer: Father God we Pray that we will remember that all of our Ancestors came to this Great Country on different Ships, that we all fought together 243 years ago for our Freedom and that we are now ALL in the SAME ship now. That your Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ,  COMMANDED us as He ascended back into Heaven to be with You, to love each other as we do ourselves. Please help us all to remember that You created us all equal, none better than the other in Your Sight, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Billy Graham

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Special Prayer

Lord God, help me to remember your laws and keep them foremost in my mind. I love you with all my heart, soul, and strength in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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The Gideons International

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Bible Reading for the Day

A CHALLENGE FOR YOU: Start reading at least one Chapter a day from the Bible!

Proverbs 31

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Sagemont Church Sunday Service

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Dr Matt Carter, Senior Pastor

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Sagemont Church Sunday Bible Study

Book of Esther

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Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers

Love Worth Finding

August 31

Allow God to Use You!

BIBLE MEDITATION:

“Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him.”

(Acts 8:35)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

Philip was participating in a large revival in Samaria. People were being saved and baptized. But suddenly he is called away—Acts 8:26-29 tells what happened:

“Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” …So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship, was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet. Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.”

Philip ran to him, heard him reading a prophecy in Isaiah about the coming Messiah, and explained the passage to him. Read the rest of the account in Acts 8:30-37.

Returning home from to Jerusalem, the most religious city on earth, the Ethiopian had come away empty. Now when the Holy Spirit sees he’s ready, He looks for a man, in this case Philip, whose heart is committed to the Spirit’s mission. And the Holy Spirit gets Philip and the Ethiopian together. Salvation takes place!

ACTION POINT:

The Bible says the eyes of the Lord are searching, looking for men, women, boys, and girls He can use. Are some folks being used of God, but you’re not? Get yourself usable. Be completely available to Him, and God will wear you out.

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The Greatest Thing…

The Greatest thing that ever happened to me was when I realized that GOD forgave me of all my sins through the Death, Burial and Resurrection of His Son, Jesus and through my Faith in Him.”

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Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon

August 31

Solace, Security, Satisfaction
“Although my house be not so with God; yet He hath made with me an Everlasting Covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although He make it not to grow”   (2 Samuel 23:5).

This is not so much one promise as an aggregate of promises — a box of pearls. the covenant is the ark which contains all things. These are the last words of David, but they may be mine today. Here is a sigh: things are not with me and mine as I could wish; there are trials, cares, and sins. These make the pillow hard. Here is a solace — “He hath made with me an everlasting covenant.” Jehovah has pledged Himself to me, and sealed the compact with the blood of Jesus. I am bound to my God and my God to me. This brings into prominence a security, since this covenant is everlasting, well ordered, and sure. There is nothing to fear from the lapse of time, the failure of some forgotten point, or the natural uncertainty of things. The covenant is a rocky foundation to build on for life or for death. David feels satisfaction: he wants no more for salvation or delectation. He is delivered, and he is delighted. The covenant is all a man can desire. O my soul, turn thou this day to thy LORD Jesus, whom the great LORD has given to be a covenant to the people. Take Him to be thine all in all.

Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert

 

August 31

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; these see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep (Ps. 107:23-24).

He is but an apprentice and no master in the art, who has not learned that every wind that blows is fair for Heaven. The only thing that helps nobody, is a dead calm. North or south, cast or west, it matters not, every wind may help towards that blessed port. Seek one thing only: keep well out to sea, and then have no fear of stormy winds. Let our prayer be that of an old Cornishman: “O Lord, send us out to sea–out in the deep water. Here we are so close to the rocks that the first bit of breeze with the devil, we are all knocked to pieces. Lord, send us out to sea–out in the deep water, where we shall have room enough to get a glorious victory.”
–Mark Guy Pearse

Remember that we have no more faith at any time than we have in the hour of trial. All that will not bear to be tested is mere carnal confidence. Fair-weather faith is no faith.
–C. H. Spurgeon

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(Luke 9:26 and Mark 8:38

If anyone is Ashamed of Me on earth, I shall be ashamed of him in Heaven.)

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What Happens When You Die?

WHEN A CHRISTIAN DIES THEY ARE TAKEN BY ANGELS TO BE WITH JESUS: LUKE 16:22 WHEN AN UNBELIEVER DIES HIS SOUL GOES STRAIGHT TO HADES/HELL: LUKE 16: 22-23.

TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN YOU MUST:

  1. BELIEVE, ON FAITH, JOHN 3:16: THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS, TO THIS EARTH TO DIE ON THE CROSS AT CALVARY OVER 2,000 YEARS AGO, AS PAYMENT FOR ALL OF YOUR SINS, WAS BURIED IN A BORROWED TOMB, ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON THE 3RD DAY (EASTER) AND ASCENDED BACK INTO HEAVEN TO SIT ON HIS THRONE TO THE RIGHT-HAND OF HIS FATHER GOD AS OUR: HIGH-PRIEST, ADVOCATE, LORD AND SAVIOR;
  2. PRAY TO GOD ADMITTING THAT YOU ARE A SINNER AND THAT YOU REPENT OF THOSE SINS;
  3. ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR, ON FAITH;
  4. THAT YOU ARE MAKING HIM THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE AND ARE GIVING HIM CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE, IN JESUS’ NAME, AMEN.

If you do those 4 things, The Holy Spirit will enter your soul and you will become a Born-Again Christian and have your ticket into Heaven when you die where you will be with all other Christians for Eternity where there is no end!John 14:6 makes it very clear that there is no other way into Heaven.God loves you and He wants you to be with Him in Heaven!But there is a problem: The entire Human Race has been infected with a disease sin when Adam & Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden and there is only one cure for that sin:Jesus Christ.You CANNOT earn your way into Heaven: The Price has already been paid by Christ’s Death on the Cross, kind of like if you were eating at a Restaurant and the Waitress comes by & tells you that someone else picked up your check!I personally am a great sinner,but I have a Great Savior.I beg you to do these 4 things NOW! Those are probably the most important 3 letters in the English language! There may be no tomorrow for you; please accept Christ as your Personal Savior now and KNOW that all of your sins are forgiven and that you will go to Heaven when you die.God Bless you,Bob Lewis, Sinner saved by Grace OurDailyBread101.com Author of this Blog (OurDailyBread101.com) since December, 2011, Vietnam Vet, B52s, Devout Christian, All that I have belongs to Him, I am just a steward. boblewis02@gmail.com

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Special Quote from Proverbs

GODLINESS EXALTS A NATION, BUT SIN

IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!

PROVERBS 14:34

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Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional

March 5

Morning …

1 Thessalonians 5:6
Let us not sleep, as do others.

There are many ways of promoting Christian wakefulness. Among the rest, let me strongly advise Christians to converse together concerning the ways of the Lord. Christian and Hopeful, as they journeyed towards the Celestial City, said to themselves, “To prevent drowsiness in this place, let us fall into good discourse.” Christian enquired, “Brother, where shall we begin?” And Hopeful answered, “Where God began with us.” Then Christian sang this song-

“When saints do sleepy grow, let them come hither,
And hear how these two pilgrims talk together;
Yea, let them learn of them, in any wise,
Thus to keep open their drowsy slumb’ring eyes.
Saints’ fellowship, if it be managed well,
Keeps them awake, and that in spite of hell.”

Christians who isolate themselves and walk alone, are very liable to grow drowsy. Hold Christian company, and you will be kept wakeful by it, and refreshed and encouraged to make quicker progress in the road to heaven. But as you thus take “sweet counsel” with others in the ways of God, take care that the theme of your converse is the Lord Jesus. Let the eye of faith be constantly looking unto Him; let your heart be full of Him; let your lips speak of His worth. Friend, live near to the cross, and thou wilt not sleep. Labour to impress thyself with a deep sense of the value of the place to which thou art going. If thou rememberest that thou art going to heaven, thou wilt not sleep on the road. If thou thinkest that hell is behind thee, and the devil pursuing thee, thou wilt not loiter. Would the manslayer sleep with the avenger of blood behind him, and the city of refuge before him? Christian, wilt thou sleep whilst the pearly gates are open-the songs of angels waiting for thee to join them-a crown of gold ready for thy brow? Ah! no; in holy fellowship continue to watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation.
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Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

One may ask, “Pastor, why do you passionately believe that Jesus is literally going to return to the earth?”  These are a few reasons:

Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

  1.  Jesus said He would!  John 14:3 “I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
  2.  The entire Christian view of history demands it.
  3. The prophetic signs found in scripture are now clearly being fulfilled.
  • Earthquakes all over the globe.  Matthew 24:7 – (over 20,000 since 1971)
  • Hearts will fail for fear.  Luke 21:26 –  Suicides are epidemic.
  • Great explosions of learning.  II Timothy 3:7 – People cannot discern the truth.
  • Immorality abounds.  Luke 17:26-27 – Like the days of Noah.

Scripture clearly teaches that Jesus will come to save His children and judge the rest.

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Book: God and Churchill

God and Churchill

I have just completed reading one of the best books that I have read in the last twenty years.  God and Churchill, written by one of our newest Sagemont members Jonathan Sandys (pronounced “sands”), great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill.  Wallace Henley, staff member at Second Baptist Church, Houston, assisted Jonathan in this profound book.  The purpose of the book is to make clear “how the great leader’s sense of divine destiny changed his troubled world and offers help for ours.”  Tyndale Momentum is the publisher.  The book has many profound quotes.  However, there is one that has impacted my life more than many others.  Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher, addressing the Church of Scotland General Assembly in 1988, said “I think back to many discussions in my early life when we all agreed that if you try to take the fruits of Christianity without its roots, the fruits will wither.  And they will not come back unless you nurture the roots.”

One of the responsibilities of the Bride of Christ, the Church, is to keep Christianity on track and prevent the derailing of His ultimate purpose.  The paganism that is engulfing us today will ultimately destroy us unless we return to the roots of our faith.  “Our faith is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”  It is on the solid rock we must stand for truly all other ground is sinking sand.

Note:  The book God and Churchill is available in the Sagemont Bookstore.

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Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers

PLEASE REMEMBER JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL IN YOUR PRAYERS!

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We Are More Than Conquerors!

We are more than Conquerors – Video & Audio

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Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation

Read and hear each Chapter from the Book of Revelation:

Revelation One – We are all Priests – Video & Audio

Revelation Two – Jesus Talking – Video & Audio

Revelation Three – We will sit beside Jesus – Video & Audio

Revelation Four – The Judgment of God on Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Five – Jesus Breaks the 7 Seals – Video & Audio

Revelation Six – Tribulation Begins – Video & Audio

Revelation Seven – The 144,000 – Video & Audio

Revelation Eight – 7th Seal & 1st 4 Trumpets – Video & Audio

Revelation Nine – 200,000,000 Warriors – Video & Audio

Revelation Ten – Mighty Angel Standing on the sea and land – Video & Audio

Revelation Eleven – The Two Prophets – Video & Audio

Revelation Twelve – Satan defeated and cast down to Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Thirteen – Antichrist and his lieutenat arise – Video & Audio

Revelation Fourteen – Christ arrives on Mount Zion – Video & Audio

Revelation Fifteen – Last 3 1/2 Years of Tribulation – Video & Audio

Revelation Sixteen – The 7 Flasks are poured out upon the Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Seventeen – False Religious System – Video & Audio

Revelation Eighteen – Babylon Falls – Video & Audio

Revelation Nineteen – The Wedding Banquet of the Lamb – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty – 1,000 Year Reign of Christ on Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty-One – The New Earth and New Jerusalem – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty-Two – The Throne of God and The Lamb – Video & Audio

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Favorite Scriptures and Quotations

“Roll on Jehovah thy way” (Ps. 37:6, margin).

Whatever it is that presses thee, go tell the Father; put the whole matter over into His hand, and so shalt thou be freed from that dividing, perplexing care that the world is full of. When thou art either to do or suffer anything, when thou art about any purpose or business, go tell God of it, and acquaint Him with it; yes, burden Him with it, and thou hast done for matter of caring; no more care, but quiet, sweet, diligence in thy duty, and dependence on Him for the carriage of thy matters. Roll thy cares, and thyself with them, as one burden, all on thy God.
R. Leighton

Build a little fence of trust
Around today;
Fill the space with loving work
And therein stay.

Look not through the sheltering bars
Upon tomorrow;
God will help thee bear what comes
Of joy or sorrow.
Mary Butts

We shall find it impossible to commit our way unto the Lord, unless it be a way that He approves. It is only by faith that a man can commit his way unto the Lord; if there be the slightest doubt in the heart that “our way” is not a good one, faith will refuse to have anything to do with it. This committing of our way must be a continuous, not a single act. However extraordinary and unexpected may seem to be His guidance, however near the precipice He may take you, you are not to snatch the guiding reins out of His hands.

Are we willing to have all our ways submitted to God, for Him to pronounce judgment on them? There is nothing a Christian needs to be more scrutinizing about than about his confirmed habits and views. He is too apt to take for granted the Divine approbation of them. Why are some Christians so anxious, so fearful? Evidently because they have not left their way with the Lord. They took it to Him, but brought it away with them again.
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Recommendation: Let your Marriage be a Dance… Choreographed by God!

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May God Bless you in all that you say and do today and every day this year;

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Please Pray for our Troops that remain in Harm’s Way over-seas;

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Please Pray for the Unemployed, the Homeless and the Unsaved around the world;

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Prayer Requests

ADDITIONAL PRAYER REQUESTS: Please Pray for the economy in our Great Nation . For Peace, Democracy and Freedom in the Middle East; For a solution to our Immigration Problem; Protection for Jerusalem and Israel; Wisdom, Common Sense and Good Judgment for our World, National, State and Local Leaders; For our Military Men & Women in harm’s-way overseas; For our Police, Fire and EMS Personnel watching over us on a local level; For our Country; that it will turn from its wicked ways and humble itself before God so that He will heal our land! That we will elect the people that God would have us to elect to office. Please Email your Prayer Requests to:

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Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes

Bob’s Favorite Quotes:

 1.) The beginning of  anxiety is the end of Faith and the end of anxiety is the beginning of Faith. George Mueller 

 2.) Its not Red, Yellow, Black or White Races; Its the HUMAN RACE! Bob Lewis – June 2, 2011 (You can quote me on that!)

 3.) God will NOT do what YOU can do and YOU cannot do what GOD can do!

 4.) FAITH MAKES THINGS POSSIBLE… NOT EASY!

 5.) GOD is GOD alone; I am NOT GOD;

We should ALL state that to ourselves;

He does NOT need our help, we need His!

Other favorite Verses:

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.

23rd Psalm

Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:15

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8

He that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 10:22

The Lord hath given him rest from all his enemies.

11 Samuel 7:1

Thy remembrance shall endure into all generations.

102nd Psalm

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.

Philippians 1:3

He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life.

John 3:16

I rejoice in thy salvation.

1 Samuel 2:1

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

23rd Psalm

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well please.

Matthew 3:17

Blessed is the man who maketh the Lord his trust.

Psalms 40:4

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

Matthew 11:28

Sleep on now, and take your rest.

Matthew 26:45

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:4

…Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Matthew 25:21

I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live.

John 11:25

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:1

…All things work together for good to them that love God.

Romans 8:28

…Be thou faith unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Revelation 2:10

…Not my will, but thine be done.

Luke 22:42

The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other.

Genesis 31:49

For with thee is the foundation of life: in the light shall we see light.

Ps.xxxvi:9

God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

1 John iv:16

Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends.

John xv:13

This is the promise… the life everlasting.

Matthew xix:14

Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”

Bible Verses About Kingdom Of Heaven:

Bible verses related to Kingdom Of Heaven from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 7:21 – Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:3 – Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Revelation 21:1-27 – And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.   (Read More…)

Matthew 5:10 – Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 17:20-21 – And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:   (Read More…)

Matthew 6:10 – Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.

Matthew 25:31-34 – When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:   (Read More…)

Mark 1:15 – And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

John 3:3 – Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Mark 10:15 – Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

Matthew 6:19-21 – Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:   (Read More…)

Matthew 10:7 – And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Luke 11:20 – But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

John 18:36 – Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Acts 14:22 – Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:5 – Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 6:50-71 – This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.   (Read More…)

Matthew 13:33 – Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

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May God Bless the reading of His Word and may He Bless you and your family and let His Favor shine down upon you today in everything you say and do, in Christ’s Name, Amen.

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Most Important Verse in the Bible:

The most important verse in The Holy Bible is: Jesus told Nicodemus: “For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him shall not perish but have Everlasting Life!” John 3:16

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The Second Most Important Verse in the Bible:

The SECOND most important verse is: Jesus said: “I Am The Way The Truth and The Life: NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME!” John 14:6

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You Are a Temple! # 3152

Daily Introduction

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Blessed Readers:
When you forward this Christian Blog
to your Contacts and ask

them to forward it to THEIR contacts, they MAY be sending it to someone who

needs to know about the ONLY way into Heaven: Jesus Christ.

I can assure you: This blog will do that

by way of Billy Graham’s Messages (1,600 of them), Adrian Rogers’,

Charles Hadden Spurgeon’s, Matt Carter’s or many others’ testimonies.

Jesus told us to Witness to the world: This is your opportunity,

May God Bless you and your precious Family.

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INDEX

Daily Prayer
Billy Graham
Samaritan’s Purse (Franklin Graham)
Financial Supporters
Special Prayer
The Gideons International
Bible Reading for the Day
Sagemont Church Sunday Service
Sagemont Church Sunday Bible Study
Translate into 109 other Languages
Daily Audio Reading of a Chapter from the Book of Revelation
Piano Arrangements from Dr Tom Stampfli
Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers
The Greatest Thing…
Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon
Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert
What Happens When You Die?
A Ticket to Heaven by Carrington Weems
Special Quote from Proverbs
Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional
Sagemont Founding Pastor Dr John Morgan
Book: God and Churchill
Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers
We Are More Than Conquerors!
Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation
Favorite Scriptures and Quotations
Prayer Requests
Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes
Most Important Verse in the Bible:
The Second Most Important Verse in the Bible:
Send us Your Favorite Scriptures
Feel Free to Copy and Paste Any and All of This Blog to All of Your Contacts
The Great Commission
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Daily Prayer

Prayer: Father God we Pray that we will remember that all of our Ancestors came to this Great Country on different Ships, that we all fought together 243 years ago for our Freedom and that we are now ALL in the SAME ship now. That your Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ,  COMMANDED us as He ascended back into Heaven to be with You, to love each other as we do ourselves. Please help us all to remember that You created us all equal, none better than the other in Your Sight, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Billy Graham

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Special Prayer

Lord God, help me to remember your laws and keep them foremost in my mind. I love you with all my heart, soul, and strength in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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The Gideons International

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Bible Reading for the Day

A CHALLENGE FOR YOU: Start reading at least one Chapter a day from the Bible!

Proverbs 30

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Sagemont Church Sunday Service

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Dr Matt Carter, Senior Pastor

August 23, 2020

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Sagemont Church Sunday Bible Study

Book of Esther

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Sagemont Church Bible Study August 30, 2020

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Daily Audio Reading of a Chapter from the Book of Revelation

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Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers

Love Worth Finding

August 30

You Are a Temple!

BIBLE MEDITATION:

“Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.”

(Colossians 4:12)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

To “stand perfect and complete in all the will of God” will mean you are not only under His control, but subject to Him. Some people think being filled with the Spirit is like being filled with a substance, like intelligence, or enthusiasm. Or like a vessel being filled with water; that God’s Holy Spirit is poured into the vessel and the vessel is filled.

That’s not quite the idea in the Bible. The Holy Spirit is not a substance; the Holy Spirit is a Person. When the Bible says “being filled with the Spirit,” it means our bodies are a temple, a dwelling, and the Holy Spirit is the person possessing every room, holding the key to every closet. It means we are in submission to the Holy Spirit.

ACTION POINT:

Some people don’t understand this. They talk about wanting more of the Holy Spirit. The problem is not for you to get more of the Holy Spirit, for the Bible says God doesn’t give His Spirit by measure. You have all the Holy Spirit you’re ever going to get. At salvation, you have Him within you. But when you’re filled, He has all of you. Let the Holy Spirit have full sway in you. Turn everything over to the Holy Spirit.

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The Greatest Thing…

The Greatest thing that ever happened to me was when I realized that GOD forgave me of all my sins through the Death, Burial and Resurrection of His Son, Jesus and through my Faith in Him.”

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Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon

August 30

Plentiful Refreshment
“Their soul shall be as a watered garden”   (Jeremiah 31:12).

Oh, to have one’s soul under heavenly cultivation; no longer a wilderness but a garden of the LORD! Enclosed from the waste, walled around by grace, planted by instruction, visited by love, weeded by heavenly discipline, and guarded by divine power, one’s favored soul is prepared to yield fruit unto the LORD. But a garden may become parched for want of water, and then all its herbs decline and are ready to die. O my soul, how soon would this be the case were the LORD to leave thee! In the East, a garden without water soon ceases to be a garden at all: nothing can come to perfection, grow, or even live. When irrigation is kept up, the result is charming. Oh, to have one’s soul watered by the Holy Spirit uniformly — every part of the garden having its own stream; plentifully — a sufficient refreshment coming to every tree and herb, however thirsty by nature it may be; continually — each hour bringing not only its heat, but its refreshment; wisely — each plant receiving just what it needs. In a garden you can see by the verdure where the water flows, and you can soon perceive when the Spirit of God comes. O LORD, water me this day and cause me to yield Thee a full reward for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert

 

August 30

And he went out carrying his own cross (John 19:17).

There is a poem called “The Changed Cross.” It represents a weary one who thought that her cross was surely heavier than those of others whom she saw about her, and she wished that she might choose an other instead of her own. She slept, and in her dream she was led to a place where many crosses lay, crosses of different shapes and sizes. There was a little one most beauteous to behold, set in jewels and gold. “Ah, this I can wear with comfort,” she said. So she took it up, but her weak form shook beneath it. The jewels and the gold were beautiful, but they were far too heavy for her.

Next she saw a lovely cross with fair flowers entwined around its sculptured form. Surely that was the one for her. She lifted it, but beneath the flowers were piercing thorns which tore her flesh.

At last, as she went on, she came to a plain cross, without jewels, without carvings, with only a few words of love inscribed upon it. This she took up and it proved the best of all, the easiest to be borne. And as she looked upon it, bathed in the radiance that fell from Heaven, she recognized her own old cross. She had found it again, and it was the best of all and lightest for her.

–Glimpses through Life’s Windows

If thou, impatient, dost let slip thy cross,
Thou wilt not find it in this world again;
Nor in another: here and here alone
Is given thee to suffer for God’s sake.
In other worlds we may more perfectly
Love Him and serve Him, praise Him,
Grow nearer and nearer to Him with delight.
But then we shall not any more
Be called to suffer, which is our appointment here.
Canst thou not suffer, then, one hour or two?
If He should call thee from thy cross today,
Saying: “It is finished-that hard cross of thine
From which thou prayest for deliverance,
“Thinkest thou not some passion of regret
Would overcome thee? Thou would’st say,
“So soon? Let me go back and suffer yet awhile
More patiently. I have not yet praised God.”
Whensoe’er it comes, that summons that we look for,
It will seem soon, too soon. Let us take heed in time

That God may now be glorified in us.
–Ugo Bassi’s Sermon in a Hospital

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(Luke 9:26 and Mark 8:38

If anyone is Ashamed of Me on earth, I shall be ashamed of him in Heaven.)

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What Happens When You Die?

WHEN A CHRISTIAN DIES THEY ARE TAKEN BY ANGELS TO BE WITH JESUS: LUKE 16:22 WHEN AN UNBELIEVER DIES HIS SOUL GOES STRAIGHT TO HADES/HELL: LUKE 16: 22-23.

TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN YOU MUST:

  1. BELIEVE, ON FAITH, JOHN 3:16: THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS, TO THIS EARTH TO DIE ON THE CROSS AT CALVARY OVER 2,000 YEARS AGO, AS PAYMENT FOR ALL OF YOUR SINS, WAS BURIED IN A BORROWED TOMB, ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON THE 3RD DAY (EASTER) AND ASCENDED BACK INTO HEAVEN TO SIT ON HIS THRONE TO THE RIGHT-HAND OF HIS FATHER GOD AS OUR: HIGH-PRIEST, ADVOCATE, LORD AND SAVIOR;
  2. PRAY TO GOD ADMITTING THAT YOU ARE A SINNER AND THAT YOU REPENT OF THOSE SINS;
  3. ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR, ON FAITH;
  4. THAT YOU ARE MAKING HIM THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE AND ARE GIVING HIM CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE, IN JESUS’ NAME, AMEN.

If you do those 4 things, The Holy Spirit will enter your soul and you will become a Born-Again Christian and have your ticket into Heaven when you die where you will be with all other Christians for Eternity where there is no end!John 14:6 makes it very clear that there is no other way into Heaven.God loves you and He wants you to be with Him in Heaven!But there is a problem: The entire Human Race has been infected with a disease sin when Adam & Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden and there is only one cure for that sin:Jesus Christ.You CANNOT earn your way into Heaven: The Price has already been paid by Christ’s Death on the Cross, kind of like if you were eating at a Restaurant and the Waitress comes by & tells you that someone else picked up your check!I personally am a great sinner,but I have a Great Savior.I beg you to do these 4 things NOW! Those are probably the most important 3 letters in the English language! There may be no tomorrow for you; please accept Christ as your Personal Savior now and KNOW that all of your sins are forgiven and that you will go to Heaven when you die.God Bless you,Bob Lewis, Sinner saved by Grace OurDailyBread101.com Author of this Blog (OurDailyBread101.com) since December, 2011, Vietnam Vet, B52s, Devout Christian, All that I have belongs to Him, I am just a steward. boblewis02@gmail.com

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Special Quote from Proverbs

GODLINESS EXALTS A NATION, BUT SIN

IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!

PROVERBS 14:34

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Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional

March 5

Morning …

1 Thessalonians 5:6
Let us not sleep, as do others.

There are many ways of promoting Christian wakefulness. Among the rest, let me strongly advise Christians to converse together concerning the ways of the Lord. Christian and Hopeful, as they journeyed towards the Celestial City, said to themselves, “To prevent drowsiness in this place, let us fall into good discourse.” Christian enquired, “Brother, where shall we begin?” And Hopeful answered, “Where God began with us.” Then Christian sang this song-

“When saints do sleepy grow, let them come hither,
And hear how these two pilgrims talk together;
Yea, let them learn of them, in any wise,
Thus to keep open their drowsy slumb’ring eyes.
Saints’ fellowship, if it be managed well,
Keeps them awake, and that in spite of hell.”

Christians who isolate themselves and walk alone, are very liable to grow drowsy. Hold Christian company, and you will be kept wakeful by it, and refreshed and encouraged to make quicker progress in the road to heaven. But as you thus take “sweet counsel” with others in the ways of God, take care that the theme of your converse is the Lord Jesus. Let the eye of faith be constantly looking unto Him; let your heart be full of Him; let your lips speak of His worth. Friend, live near to the cross, and thou wilt not sleep. Labour to impress thyself with a deep sense of the value of the place to which thou art going. If thou rememberest that thou art going to heaven, thou wilt not sleep on the road. If thou thinkest that hell is behind thee, and the devil pursuing thee, thou wilt not loiter. Would the manslayer sleep with the avenger of blood behind him, and the city of refuge before him? Christian, wilt thou sleep whilst the pearly gates are open-the songs of angels waiting for thee to join them-a crown of gold ready for thy brow? Ah! no; in holy fellowship continue to watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation.
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Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

One may ask, “Pastor, why do you passionately believe that Jesus is literally going to return to the earth?”  These are a few reasons:

Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

  1.  Jesus said He would!  John 14:3 “I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
  2.  The entire Christian view of history demands it.
  3. The prophetic signs found in scripture are now clearly being fulfilled.
  • Earthquakes all over the globe.  Matthew 24:7 – (over 20,000 since 1971)
  • Hearts will fail for fear.  Luke 21:26 –  Suicides are epidemic.
  • Great explosions of learning.  II Timothy 3:7 – People cannot discern the truth.
  • Immorality abounds.  Luke 17:26-27 – Like the days of Noah.

Scripture clearly teaches that Jesus will come to save His children and judge the rest.

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Book: God and Churchill

God and Churchill

I have just completed reading one of the best books that I have read in the last twenty years.  God and Churchill, written by one of our newest Sagemont members Jonathan Sandys (pronounced “sands”), great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill.  Wallace Henley, staff member at Second Baptist Church, Houston, assisted Jonathan in this profound book.  The purpose of the book is to make clear “how the great leader’s sense of divine destiny changed his troubled world and offers help for ours.”  Tyndale Momentum is the publisher.  The book has many profound quotes.  However, there is one that has impacted my life more than many others.  Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher, addressing the Church of Scotland General Assembly in 1988, said “I think back to many discussions in my early life when we all agreed that if you try to take the fruits of Christianity without its roots, the fruits will wither.  And they will not come back unless you nurture the roots.”

One of the responsibilities of the Bride of Christ, the Church, is to keep Christianity on track and prevent the derailing of His ultimate purpose.  The paganism that is engulfing us today will ultimately destroy us unless we return to the roots of our faith.  “Our faith is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”  It is on the solid rock we must stand for truly all other ground is sinking sand.

Note:  The book God and Churchill is available in the Sagemont Bookstore.

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Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers

PLEASE REMEMBER JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL IN YOUR PRAYERS!

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We Are More Than Conquerors!

We are more than Conquerors – Video & Audio

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Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation

Read and hear each Chapter from the Book of Revelation:

Revelation One – We are all Priests – Video & Audio

Revelation Two – Jesus Talking – Video & Audio

Revelation Three – We will sit beside Jesus – Video & Audio

Revelation Four – The Judgment of God on Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Five – Jesus Breaks the 7 Seals – Video & Audio

Revelation Six – Tribulation Begins – Video & Audio

Revelation Seven – The 144,000 – Video & Audio

Revelation Eight – 7th Seal & 1st 4 Trumpets – Video & Audio

Revelation Nine – 200,000,000 Warriors – Video & Audio

Revelation Ten – Mighty Angel Standing on the sea and land – Video & Audio

Revelation Eleven – The Two Prophets – Video & Audio

Revelation Twelve – Satan defeated and cast down to Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Thirteen – Antichrist and his lieutenat arise – Video & Audio

Revelation Fourteen – Christ arrives on Mount Zion – Video & Audio

Revelation Fifteen – Last 3 1/2 Years of Tribulation – Video & Audio

Revelation Sixteen – The 7 Flasks are poured out upon the Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Seventeen – False Religious System – Video & Audio

Revelation Eighteen – Babylon Falls – Video & Audio

Revelation Nineteen – The Wedding Banquet of the Lamb – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty – 1,000 Year Reign of Christ on Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty-One – The New Earth and New Jerusalem – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty-Two – The Throne of God and The Lamb – Video & Audio

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Favorite Scriptures and Quotations

“Roll on Jehovah thy way” (Ps. 37:6, margin).

Whatever it is that presses thee, go tell the Father; put the whole matter over into His hand, and so shalt thou be freed from that dividing, perplexing care that the world is full of. When thou art either to do or suffer anything, when thou art about any purpose or business, go tell God of it, and acquaint Him with it; yes, burden Him with it, and thou hast done for matter of caring; no more care, but quiet, sweet, diligence in thy duty, and dependence on Him for the carriage of thy matters. Roll thy cares, and thyself with them, as one burden, all on thy God.
R. Leighton

Build a little fence of trust
Around today;
Fill the space with loving work
And therein stay.

Look not through the sheltering bars
Upon tomorrow;
God will help thee bear what comes
Of joy or sorrow.
Mary Butts

We shall find it impossible to commit our way unto the Lord, unless it be a way that He approves. It is only by faith that a man can commit his way unto the Lord; if there be the slightest doubt in the heart that “our way” is not a good one, faith will refuse to have anything to do with it. This committing of our way must be a continuous, not a single act. However extraordinary and unexpected may seem to be His guidance, however near the precipice He may take you, you are not to snatch the guiding reins out of His hands.

Are we willing to have all our ways submitted to God, for Him to pronounce judgment on them? There is nothing a Christian needs to be more scrutinizing about than about his confirmed habits and views. He is too apt to take for granted the Divine approbation of them. Why are some Christians so anxious, so fearful? Evidently because they have not left their way with the Lord. They took it to Him, but brought it away with them again.
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Prayer Requests

ADDITIONAL PRAYER REQUESTS: Please Pray for the economy in our Great Nation . For Peace, Democracy and Freedom in the Middle East; For a solution to our Immigration Problem; Protection for Jerusalem and Israel; Wisdom, Common Sense and Good Judgment for our World, National, State and Local Leaders; For our Military Men & Women in harm’s-way overseas; For our Police, Fire and EMS Personnel watching over us on a local level; For our Country; that it will turn from its wicked ways and humble itself before God so that He will heal our land! That we will elect the people that God would have us to elect to office. Please Email your Prayer Requests to:

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Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes

Bob’s Favorite Quotes:

 1.) The beginning of  anxiety is the end of Faith and the end of anxiety is the beginning of Faith. George Mueller 

 2.) Its not Red, Yellow, Black or White Races; Its the HUMAN RACE! Bob Lewis – June 2, 2011 (You can quote me on that!)

 3.) God will NOT do what YOU can do and YOU cannot do what GOD can do!

 4.) FAITH MAKES THINGS POSSIBLE… NOT EASY!

 5.) GOD is GOD alone; I am NOT GOD;

We should ALL state that to ourselves;

He does NOT need our help, we need His!

Other favorite Verses:

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.

23rd Psalm

Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:15

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8

He that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 10:22

The Lord hath given him rest from all his enemies.

11 Samuel 7:1

Thy remembrance shall endure into all generations.

102nd Psalm

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.

Philippians 1:3

He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life.

John 3:16

I rejoice in thy salvation.

1 Samuel 2:1

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

23rd Psalm

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well please.

Matthew 3:17

Blessed is the man who maketh the Lord his trust.

Psalms 40:4

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

Matthew 11:28

Sleep on now, and take your rest.

Matthew 26:45

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:4

…Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Matthew 25:21

I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live.

John 11:25

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:1

…All things work together for good to them that love God.

Romans 8:28

…Be thou faith unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Revelation 2:10

…Not my will, but thine be done.

Luke 22:42

The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other.

Genesis 31:49

For with thee is the foundation of life: in the light shall we see light.

Ps.xxxvi:9

God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

1 John iv:16

Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends.

John xv:13

This is the promise… the life everlasting.

Matthew xix:14

Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”

Bible Verses About Kingdom Of Heaven:

Bible verses related to Kingdom Of Heaven from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 7:21 – Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:3 – Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Revelation 21:1-27 – And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.   (Read More…)

Matthew 5:10 – Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 17:20-21 – And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:   (Read More…)

Matthew 6:10 – Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.

Matthew 25:31-34 – When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:   (Read More…)

Mark 1:15 – And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

John 3:3 – Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Mark 10:15 – Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

Matthew 6:19-21 – Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:   (Read More…)

Matthew 10:7 – And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Luke 11:20 – But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

John 18:36 – Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Acts 14:22 – Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:5 – Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 6:50-71 – This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.   (Read More…)

Matthew 13:33 – Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

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Are You Really Successful? # 3151

Daily Introduction

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Blessed Readers:
When you forward this Christian Blog
to your Contacts and ask

them to forward it to THEIR contacts, they MAY be sending it to someone who

needs to know about the ONLY way into Heaven: Jesus Christ.

I can assure you: This blog will do that

by way of Billy Graham’s Messages (1,600 of them), Adrian Rogers’,

Charles Hadden Spurgeon’s, Matt Carter’s or many others’ testimonies.

Jesus told us to Witness to the world: This is your opportunity,

May God Bless you and your precious Family.

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INDEX

Daily Prayer
Billy Graham
Samaritan’s Purse (Franklin Graham)
Financial Supporters
Special Prayer
The Gideons International
Bible Reading for the Day
Sagemont Church Sunday Service
Sagemont Church Sunday Bible Study
Translate into 109 other Languages
Daily Audio Reading of a Chapter from the Book of Revelation
Piano Arrangements from Dr Tom Stampfli
Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers
The Greatest Thing…
Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon
Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert
What Happens When You Die?
A Ticket to Heaven by Carrington Weems
Special Quote from Proverbs
Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional
Sagemont Founding Pastor Dr John Morgan
Book: God and Churchill
Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers
We Are More Than Conquerors!
Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation
Favorite Scriptures and Quotations
Prayer Requests
Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes
Most Important Verse in the Bible:
The Second Most Important Verse in the Bible:
Send us Your Favorite Scriptures
Feel Free to Copy and Paste Any and All of This Blog to All of Your Contacts
The Great Commission
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Daily Prayer

Prayer: Father God we Pray that we will remember that all of our Ancestors came to this Great Country on different Ships, that we all fought together 243 years ago for our Freedom and that we are now ALL in the SAME ship now. That your Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ,  COMMANDED us as He ascended back into Heaven to be with You, to love each other as we do ourselves. Please help us all to remember that You created us all equal, none better than the other in Your Sight, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Billy Graham

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Lord God, help me to remember your laws and keep them foremost in my mind. I love you with all my heart, soul, and strength in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Proverbs 29

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Sagemont Church Sunday Service

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Sagemont Church Sunday Bible Study

Book of Esther

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Sagemont Church Bible Study August 23, 2020

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Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers

Love Worth Finding

August 29

Are You Really Successful?

BIBLE MEDITATION:

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success”

(Joshua 1:8)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

Many people have the wrong idea about success. Someone overheard this conversation:

“You know you’re successful if you’re invited to the White House.”

“No, you’re successful if you’re in the Oval Office, the red phone rings, but the President is so interested talking to you, he doesn’t even answer it.”

“No, success is if you’re talking to the President, the red phone rings, he picks it up and says, ‘Here—it’s for you!’”

Now that, in the eyes of the world, is success.

But not necessarily so. You can be important, or rich, or notorious—even have power and still not be successful.

What is success? Listen very carefully. One definition of failure is “succeeding in the wrong thing.” That’s failure. A wise man has said, “Whatever a man does without God, in that situation he will do one of two things: Either fail miserably or succeed more miserably.”

May I ask you three questions about what you’re doing right now? Everybody’s going somewhere. If you get to where you’re going, where will you be? I’m not just talking about Heaven or Hell; I’m talking about what we call in this life. Second question: If you accomplish your goals, what will you have? And here’s the big question: Are the things you are living for worth Jesus dying for?

ACTION POINT:

Success is simply the progressive realization of the will of God for your life. Ask yourself, “Am I actively seeking to know God’s will?” Be diligent to find out what it is.

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The Greatest Thing…

The Greatest thing that ever happened to me was when I realized that GOD forgave me of all my sins through the Death, Burial and Resurrection of His Son, Jesus and through my Faith in Him.”

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Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon

August 29

Out of Any Circumstance
“As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me”   (Psalm 55:16).

Yes, I must and will pray. What else can I do! What better can I do? Betrayed, forsaken, grieved, baffled, O my LORD, I will call upon Thee. My Ziklag is in ashes, and men speak of stoning me; but I encourage my heart in the LORD, who will bear me through this trial as He has borne me through so many others. Jehovah shall save me; I am sure He will, and I declare my faith. The LORD and no one else shall save me. I desire no other helper and would not trust in an arm of flesh even if I could. I will cry to Him evening, and morning, and noon, and I will cry to no one else, for He is all sufficient. How He will save me I cannot guess; but He will do it, I know. He will do it in the best and surest way, and He will do it in the largest, truest, and fullest sense. Out of this trouble and all future troubles the great I AM will bring me as surely as He lives; and when death comes and all the mysteries of eternity follow thereon, still will this be true: “the LORD shall save me.” This shall be my song all through this autumn day. Is it not as a ripe apple from the tree of life? I will feed upon it. How sweet it is to my taste!

Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert

 

August 29

Living with Suffering

There he proved them (Exod. 15:25).

I stood once in the test room of a great steel mill. All around me were little partitions and compartments. Steel had been tested to the limit, and marked with figures that showed its breaking point. Some pieces had been twisted until they broke, and the strength of torsion was marked on them. Some had been stretched to the breaking point and their tensile strength indicated. Some had been compressed to the crushing point, and also marked. The master of the steel mill knew just what these pieces of steel would stand under strain. He knew just what they would bear if placed in the great ship, building, or bridge. He knew this because his testing room revealed it.

It is often so with God’s children. God does not want us to be like vases of glass or porcelain. He would have us like these toughened pieces of steel, able to bear twisting and crushing to the uttermost without collapse.

He wants us to be, not hothouse plants, but storm-beaten oaks; not sand dunes driven with every gust of wind, but granite rocks withstanding the fiercest storms. To make us such He must needs bring us into His testing room of suffering. Many of us need no other argument than our own experiences to prove that suffering is indeed God’s testing room of faith.
–J. H. McC

It is very easy for us to speak and theorize about faith, but God often casts us into crucibles to try our gold, and to separate it from the dross and alloy. Oh, happy are we if the hurricanes that ripple life’s unquiet sea have the effect of making Jesus more precious. Better the storm with Christ than smooth waters without Him.
–Macduff

What if God could not manage to ripen your life without suffering? 

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(Luke 9:26 and Mark 8:38

If anyone is Ashamed of Me on earth, I shall be ashamed of him in Heaven.)

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What Happens When You Die?

WHEN A CHRISTIAN DIES THEY ARE TAKEN BY ANGELS TO BE WITH JESUS: LUKE 16:22 WHEN AN UNBELIEVER DIES HIS SOUL GOES STRAIGHT TO HADES/HELL: LUKE 16: 22-23.

TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN YOU MUST:

  1. BELIEVE, ON FAITH, JOHN 3:16: THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS, TO THIS EARTH TO DIE ON THE CROSS AT CALVARY OVER 2,000 YEARS AGO, AS PAYMENT FOR ALL OF YOUR SINS, WAS BURIED IN A BORROWED TOMB, ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON THE 3RD DAY (EASTER) AND ASCENDED BACK INTO HEAVEN TO SIT ON HIS THRONE TO THE RIGHT-HAND OF HIS FATHER GOD AS OUR: HIGH-PRIEST, ADVOCATE, LORD AND SAVIOR;
  2. PRAY TO GOD ADMITTING THAT YOU ARE A SINNER AND THAT YOU REPENT OF THOSE SINS;
  3. ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR, ON FAITH;
  4. THAT YOU ARE MAKING HIM THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE AND ARE GIVING HIM CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE, IN JESUS’ NAME, AMEN.

If you do those 4 things, The Holy Spirit will enter your soul and you will become a Born-Again Christian and have your ticket into Heaven when you die where you will be with all other Christians for Eternity where there is no end!John 14:6 makes it very clear that there is no other way into Heaven.God loves you and He wants you to be with Him in Heaven!But there is a problem: The entire Human Race has been infected with a disease sin when Adam & Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden and there is only one cure for that sin:Jesus Christ.You CANNOT earn your way into Heaven: The Price has already been paid by Christ’s Death on the Cross, kind of like if you were eating at a Restaurant and the Waitress comes by & tells you that someone else picked up your check!I personally am a great sinner,but I have a Great Savior.I beg you to do these 4 things NOW! Those are probably the most important 3 letters in the English language! There may be no tomorrow for you; please accept Christ as your Personal Savior now and KNOW that all of your sins are forgiven and that you will go to Heaven when you die.God Bless you,Bob Lewis, Sinner saved by Grace OurDailyBread101.com Author of this Blog (OurDailyBread101.com) since December, 2011, Vietnam Vet, B52s, Devout Christian, All that I have belongs to Him, I am just a steward. boblewis02@gmail.com

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Special Quote from Proverbs

GODLINESS EXALTS A NATION, BUT SIN

IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!

PROVERBS 14:34

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Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional

March 5

Morning …

1 Thessalonians 5:6
Let us not sleep, as do others.

There are many ways of promoting Christian wakefulness. Among the rest, let me strongly advise Christians to converse together concerning the ways of the Lord. Christian and Hopeful, as they journeyed towards the Celestial City, said to themselves, “To prevent drowsiness in this place, let us fall into good discourse.” Christian enquired, “Brother, where shall we begin?” And Hopeful answered, “Where God began with us.” Then Christian sang this song-

“When saints do sleepy grow, let them come hither,
And hear how these two pilgrims talk together;
Yea, let them learn of them, in any wise,
Thus to keep open their drowsy slumb’ring eyes.
Saints’ fellowship, if it be managed well,
Keeps them awake, and that in spite of hell.”

Christians who isolate themselves and walk alone, are very liable to grow drowsy. Hold Christian company, and you will be kept wakeful by it, and refreshed and encouraged to make quicker progress in the road to heaven. But as you thus take “sweet counsel” with others in the ways of God, take care that the theme of your converse is the Lord Jesus. Let the eye of faith be constantly looking unto Him; let your heart be full of Him; let your lips speak of His worth. Friend, live near to the cross, and thou wilt not sleep. Labour to impress thyself with a deep sense of the value of the place to which thou art going. If thou rememberest that thou art going to heaven, thou wilt not sleep on the road. If thou thinkest that hell is behind thee, and the devil pursuing thee, thou wilt not loiter. Would the manslayer sleep with the avenger of blood behind him, and the city of refuge before him? Christian, wilt thou sleep whilst the pearly gates are open-the songs of angels waiting for thee to join them-a crown of gold ready for thy brow? Ah! no; in holy fellowship continue to watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation.
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Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

One may ask, “Pastor, why do you passionately believe that Jesus is literally going to return to the earth?”  These are a few reasons:

Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

  1.  Jesus said He would!  John 14:3 “I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
  2.  The entire Christian view of history demands it.
  3. The prophetic signs found in scripture are now clearly being fulfilled.
  • Earthquakes all over the globe.  Matthew 24:7 – (over 20,000 since 1971)
  • Hearts will fail for fear.  Luke 21:26 –  Suicides are epidemic.
  • Great explosions of learning.  II Timothy 3:7 – People cannot discern the truth.
  • Immorality abounds.  Luke 17:26-27 – Like the days of Noah.

Scripture clearly teaches that Jesus will come to save His children and judge the rest.

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Book: God and Churchill

God and Churchill

I have just completed reading one of the best books that I have read in the last twenty years.  God and Churchill, written by one of our newest Sagemont members Jonathan Sandys (pronounced “sands”), great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill.  Wallace Henley, staff member at Second Baptist Church, Houston, assisted Jonathan in this profound book.  The purpose of the book is to make clear “how the great leader’s sense of divine destiny changed his troubled world and offers help for ours.”  Tyndale Momentum is the publisher.  The book has many profound quotes.  However, there is one that has impacted my life more than many others.  Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher, addressing the Church of Scotland General Assembly in 1988, said “I think back to many discussions in my early life when we all agreed that if you try to take the fruits of Christianity without its roots, the fruits will wither.  And they will not come back unless you nurture the roots.”

One of the responsibilities of the Bride of Christ, the Church, is to keep Christianity on track and prevent the derailing of His ultimate purpose.  The paganism that is engulfing us today will ultimately destroy us unless we return to the roots of our faith.  “Our faith is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”  It is on the solid rock we must stand for truly all other ground is sinking sand.

Note:  The book God and Churchill is available in the Sagemont Bookstore.

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Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers

PLEASE REMEMBER JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL IN YOUR PRAYERS!

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We Are More Than Conquerors!

We are more than Conquerors – Video & Audio

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Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation

Read and hear each Chapter from the Book of Revelation:

Revelation One – We are all Priests – Video & Audio

Revelation Two – Jesus Talking – Video & Audio

Revelation Three – We will sit beside Jesus – Video & Audio

Revelation Four – The Judgment of God on Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Five – Jesus Breaks the 7 Seals – Video & Audio

Revelation Six – Tribulation Begins – Video & Audio

Revelation Seven – The 144,000 – Video & Audio

Revelation Eight – 7th Seal & 1st 4 Trumpets – Video & Audio

Revelation Nine – 200,000,000 Warriors – Video & Audio

Revelation Ten – Mighty Angel Standing on the sea and land – Video & Audio

Revelation Eleven – The Two Prophets – Video & Audio

Revelation Twelve – Satan defeated and cast down to Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Thirteen – Antichrist and his lieutenat arise – Video & Audio

Revelation Fourteen – Christ arrives on Mount Zion – Video & Audio

Revelation Fifteen – Last 3 1/2 Years of Tribulation – Video & Audio

Revelation Sixteen – The 7 Flasks are poured out upon the Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Seventeen – False Religious System – Video & Audio

Revelation Eighteen – Babylon Falls – Video & Audio

Revelation Nineteen – The Wedding Banquet of the Lamb – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty – 1,000 Year Reign of Christ on Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty-One – The New Earth and New Jerusalem – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty-Two – The Throne of God and The Lamb – Video & Audio

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Favorite Scriptures and Quotations

“Roll on Jehovah thy way” (Ps. 37:6, margin).

Whatever it is that presses thee, go tell the Father; put the whole matter over into His hand, and so shalt thou be freed from that dividing, perplexing care that the world is full of. When thou art either to do or suffer anything, when thou art about any purpose or business, go tell God of it, and acquaint Him with it; yes, burden Him with it, and thou hast done for matter of caring; no more care, but quiet, sweet, diligence in thy duty, and dependence on Him for the carriage of thy matters. Roll thy cares, and thyself with them, as one burden, all on thy God.
R. Leighton

Build a little fence of trust
Around today;
Fill the space with loving work
And therein stay.

Look not through the sheltering bars
Upon tomorrow;
God will help thee bear what comes
Of joy or sorrow.
Mary Butts

We shall find it impossible to commit our way unto the Lord, unless it be a way that He approves. It is only by faith that a man can commit his way unto the Lord; if there be the slightest doubt in the heart that “our way” is not a good one, faith will refuse to have anything to do with it. This committing of our way must be a continuous, not a single act. However extraordinary and unexpected may seem to be His guidance, however near the precipice He may take you, you are not to snatch the guiding reins out of His hands.

Are we willing to have all our ways submitted to God, for Him to pronounce judgment on them? There is nothing a Christian needs to be more scrutinizing about than about his confirmed habits and views. He is too apt to take for granted the Divine approbation of them. Why are some Christians so anxious, so fearful? Evidently because they have not left their way with the Lord. They took it to Him, but brought it away with them again.
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Recommendation: Let your Marriage be a Dance… Choreographed by God!

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May God Bless you in all that you say and do today and every day this year;

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Please Pray for our Troops that remain in Harm’s Way over-seas;

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Please Pray for the Unemployed, the Homeless and the Unsaved around the world;

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Prayer Requests

ADDITIONAL PRAYER REQUESTS: Please Pray for the economy in our Great Nation . For Peace, Democracy and Freedom in the Middle East; For a solution to our Immigration Problem; Protection for Jerusalem and Israel; Wisdom, Common Sense and Good Judgment for our World, National, State and Local Leaders; For our Military Men & Women in harm’s-way overseas; For our Police, Fire and EMS Personnel watching over us on a local level; For our Country; that it will turn from its wicked ways and humble itself before God so that He will heal our land! That we will elect the people that God would have us to elect to office. Please Email your Prayer Requests to:

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Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes

Bob’s Favorite Quotes:

 1.) The beginning of  anxiety is the end of Faith and the end of anxiety is the beginning of Faith. George Mueller 

 2.) Its not Red, Yellow, Black or White Races; Its the HUMAN RACE! Bob Lewis – June 2, 2011 (You can quote me on that!)

 3.) God will NOT do what YOU can do and YOU cannot do what GOD can do!

 4.) FAITH MAKES THINGS POSSIBLE… NOT EASY!

 5.) GOD is GOD alone; I am NOT GOD;

We should ALL state that to ourselves;

He does NOT need our help, we need His!

Other favorite Verses:

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.

23rd Psalm

Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:15

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8

He that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 10:22

The Lord hath given him rest from all his enemies.

11 Samuel 7:1

Thy remembrance shall endure into all generations.

102nd Psalm

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.

Philippians 1:3

He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life.

John 3:16

I rejoice in thy salvation.

1 Samuel 2:1

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

23rd Psalm

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well please.

Matthew 3:17

Blessed is the man who maketh the Lord his trust.

Psalms 40:4

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

Matthew 11:28

Sleep on now, and take your rest.

Matthew 26:45

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:4

…Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Matthew 25:21

I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live.

John 11:25

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:1

…All things work together for good to them that love God.

Romans 8:28

…Be thou faith unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Revelation 2:10

…Not my will, but thine be done.

Luke 22:42

The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other.

Genesis 31:49

For with thee is the foundation of life: in the light shall we see light.

Ps.xxxvi:9

God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

1 John iv:16

Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends.

John xv:13

This is the promise… the life everlasting.

Matthew xix:14

Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”

Bible Verses About Kingdom Of Heaven:

Bible verses related to Kingdom Of Heaven from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 7:21 – Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:3 – Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Revelation 21:1-27 – And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.   (Read More…)

Matthew 5:10 – Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 17:20-21 – And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:   (Read More…)

Matthew 6:10 – Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.

Matthew 25:31-34 – When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:   (Read More…)

Mark 1:15 – And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

John 3:3 – Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Mark 10:15 – Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

Matthew 6:19-21 – Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:   (Read More…)

Matthew 10:7 – And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Luke 11:20 – But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

John 18:36 – Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Acts 14:22 – Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:5 – Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 6:50-71 – This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.   (Read More…)

Matthew 13:33 – Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

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Do You Live in Victory? # 3150

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MY KING, DO YOU KNOW HIM?

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INDEX

Daily Prayer
Billy Graham
Samaritan’s Purse (Franklin Graham)
Financial Supporters
Special Prayer
The Gideons International
Bible Reading for the Day
Sagemont Church Sunday Service
Sagemont Church Sunday Bible Study
Translate into 109 other Languages
Daily Audio Reading of a Chapter from the Book of Revelation
Piano Arrangements from Dr Tom Stampfli
Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers
The Greatest Thing…
Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon
Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert
What Happens When You Die?
A Ticket to Heaven by Carrington Weems
Special Quote from Proverbs
Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional
Sagemont Founding Pastor Dr John Morgan
Book: God and Churchill
Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers
We Are More Than Conquerors!
Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation
Favorite Scriptures and Quotations
Prayer Requests
Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes
Most Important Verse in the Bible:
The Second Most Important Verse in the Bible:
Send us Your Favorite Scriptures
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Daily Prayer

Prayer: Father God we Pray that we will remember that all of our Ancestors came to this Great Country on different Ships, that we all fought together 243 years ago for our Freedom and that we are now ALL in the SAME ship now. That your Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ,  COMMANDED us as He ascended back into Heaven to be with You, to love each other as we do ourselves. Please help us all to remember that You created us all equal, none better than the other in Your Sight, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Lord God, help me to remember your laws and keep them foremost in my mind. I love you with all my heart, soul, and strength in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers

Love Worth Finding

August 28

Do You Live in Victory?

 

BIBLE MEDITATION:

“Then He brought us out from there, that He might bring us in, to give us the land of which He swore to our fathers.”

(Deuteronomy 6:23)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

Can you imagine a young Israelite boy born in the wilderness, born during their forty years there? He hears people talk about Egypt, what it used to be. He hears about Canaan, what it ought to be. His folks have come out of Egypt, but God brought them out that He might bring them in…to Canaan. But now for forty years, they are going around in circles! This kid looks around—his mom and his dad are not living in Canaan; they’re not living in victory. What is he to think?

What about in your home? In your life in Christ, are you just circling around? Stuck in a rut? Off in the ditch? Or do your children see a vibrant, personal relationship with the God who parted the Red Sea and is answering your prayers today? Do your children catch you on your knees?

ACTION POINT:

I’m convinced the reason the devil ensnares kids from good Christian families is, the parents have come out of Egypt, but they’ve never gone into Canaan. They’re stopped in the desert, going ‘round and ‘round in circles. Live in the victory Jesus died to give you. Make sure your children see you living in victory.

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The Greatest Thing…

The Greatest thing that ever happened to me was when I realized that GOD forgave me of all my sins through the Death, Burial and Resurrection of His Son, Jesus and through my Faith in Him.”

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Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon

August 28

This has long been the motto fixed before our eye upon the wall of our bedroom, and in many ways it has also been written on our heart. It is no mean thing to be chosen of God. God’s choice makes chosen men choice men. Better to be the elect of God than the elect of a whole nation. So eminent is this privilege, that whatever drawback may be joined to it we very joyfully accept it, even as the Jew ate the bitter herbs for the sake of the Paschal Lamb. We choose the furnace, since God chooses us in it. We are chosen as an afflicted people and not as a prosperous people, chosen not in the palace but in the furnace. In the furnace beauty is marred, fashion is destroyed, strength is melted, glory is consumed, and yet here eternal love reveals its secrets and declares its choice. So has it been in our case. In times of severest trial God has made to us our calling and election plain, and we have made it sure: then have we chosen the LORD to be our God, and He has shown that we are assuredly His chosen. Therefore, if today the furnace be heated seven times hotter, we will not dread it, for the glorious Son of God will walk with us amid the glowing coals.

Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert

 

August 28

Taken Aside by Jesus

 

And he took him aside from the multitude (Mark 7:33).

Paul not only stood the tests in Christian activity, but in the solitude of captivity. You may stand the strain of the most intense labor, coupled with severe suffering, and yet break down utterly when laid aside from all religious activities; when forced into close confinement in some prison house.

That noble bird, soaring the highest above the clouds and enduring the longest flights, sinks into despair when in a cage where it is forced to beat its helpless wings against its prison bars. You have seen the great eagle languish in its narrow cell with bowed head and drooping wings. What a picture of the sorrow of inactivity.

Paul in prison. That was another side of life. Do you want to see how he takes it? I see him looking out over the top of his prison wall and over the heads of his enemies. I see him write a document and sign his name–not the prisoner of Festus, nor of Caesar; not the victim of the Sanhedrin; but the–“prisoner of the Lord.” He saw only the hand of God in it all. To him the prison becomes a palace. Its corridors ring with shouts of triumphant praise and joy.

Restrained from the missionary work he loved so well, he now built a new pulpit–a new witness stand–and from that place of bondage come some of the sweetest and most helpful ministries of Christian liberty. What precious messages of light come from those dark shadows of captivity.

Think of the long train of imprisoned saints who have followed in Paul’s wake. For twelve long years Bunyan’s lips were silenced in Bedford jail. It was there that he did the greatest and best work of his life. There he wrote the book that has been read next to the Bible. He says, “I was at home in prison and I sat me down and wrote, and wrote, for joy did make me write.” The wonderful dream of that long night has lighted the pathway of millions of weary pilgrims.

That sweet-spirited French lady, Madam Guyon, lay long between prison walls. Like some caged birds that sing the sweeter for their confinement, the music of her soul has gone out far beyond the dungeon walls and scattered the desolation of many drooping hearts.

Oh, the heavenly consolation that has poured forth from places of solitude!
–S. G. Rees

Taken aside by Jesus,
To feel the touch of His hand;
To rest for a while in the shadow
Of the Rock in a weary land.
Taken aside by Jesus,
In the loneliness dark and drear,
Where no other comfort may reach me,
Than His voice to my heart so dear.
Taken aside by Jesus,
To be quite alone with Him,
To hear His wonderful tones of love
‘Mid the silence and shadows dim.
Taken aside by Jesus,
Shall I shrink from the desert place;
When I hear as I never heard before,
And see Him ‘face to face’?

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(Luke 9:26 and Mark 8:38

If anyone is Ashamed of Me on earth, I shall be ashamed of him in Heaven.)

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What Happens When You Die?

WHEN A CHRISTIAN DIES THEY ARE TAKEN BY ANGELS TO BE WITH JESUS: LUKE 16:22 WHEN AN UNBELIEVER DIES HIS SOUL GOES STRAIGHT TO HADES/HELL: LUKE 16: 22-23.

TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN YOU MUST:

  1. BELIEVE, ON FAITH, JOHN 3:16: THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS, TO THIS EARTH TO DIE ON THE CROSS AT CALVARY OVER 2,000 YEARS AGO, AS PAYMENT FOR ALL OF YOUR SINS, WAS BURIED IN A BORROWED TOMB, ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON THE 3RD DAY (EASTER) AND ASCENDED BACK INTO HEAVEN TO SIT ON HIS THRONE TO THE RIGHT-HAND OF HIS FATHER GOD AS OUR: HIGH-PRIEST, ADVOCATE, LORD AND SAVIOR;
  2. PRAY TO GOD ADMITTING THAT YOU ARE A SINNER AND THAT YOU REPENT OF THOSE SINS;
  3. ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR, ON FAITH;
  4. THAT YOU ARE MAKING HIM THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE AND ARE GIVING HIM CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE, IN JESUS’ NAME, AMEN.

If you do those 4 things, The Holy Spirit will enter your soul and you will become a Born-Again Christian and have your ticket into Heaven when you die where you will be with all other Christians for Eternity where there is no end!John 14:6 makes it very clear that there is no other way into Heaven.God loves you and He wants you to be with Him in Heaven!But there is a problem: The entire Human Race has been infected with a disease sin when Adam & Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden and there is only one cure for that sin:Jesus Christ.You CANNOT earn your way into Heaven: The Price has already been paid by Christ’s Death on the Cross, kind of like if you were eating at a Restaurant and the Waitress comes by & tells you that someone else picked up your check!I personally am a great sinner,but I have a Great Savior.I beg you to do these 4 things NOW! Those are probably the most important 3 letters in the English language! There may be no tomorrow for you; please accept Christ as your Personal Savior now and KNOW that all of your sins are forgiven and that you will go to Heaven when you die.God Bless you,Bob Lewis, Sinner saved by Grace OurDailyBread101.com Author of this Blog (OurDailyBread101.com) since December, 2011, Vietnam Vet, B52s, Devout Christian, All that I have belongs to Him, I am just a steward. boblewis02@gmail.com

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GODLINESS EXALTS A NATION, BUT SIN

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Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional

March 5

Morning …

1 Thessalonians 5:6
Let us not sleep, as do others.

There are many ways of promoting Christian wakefulness. Among the rest, let me strongly advise Christians to converse together concerning the ways of the Lord. Christian and Hopeful, as they journeyed towards the Celestial City, said to themselves, “To prevent drowsiness in this place, let us fall into good discourse.” Christian enquired, “Brother, where shall we begin?” And Hopeful answered, “Where God began with us.” Then Christian sang this song-

“When saints do sleepy grow, let them come hither,
And hear how these two pilgrims talk together;
Yea, let them learn of them, in any wise,
Thus to keep open their drowsy slumb’ring eyes.
Saints’ fellowship, if it be managed well,
Keeps them awake, and that in spite of hell.”

Christians who isolate themselves and walk alone, are very liable to grow drowsy. Hold Christian company, and you will be kept wakeful by it, and refreshed and encouraged to make quicker progress in the road to heaven. But as you thus take “sweet counsel” with others in the ways of God, take care that the theme of your converse is the Lord Jesus. Let the eye of faith be constantly looking unto Him; let your heart be full of Him; let your lips speak of His worth. Friend, live near to the cross, and thou wilt not sleep. Labour to impress thyself with a deep sense of the value of the place to which thou art going. If thou rememberest that thou art going to heaven, thou wilt not sleep on the road. If thou thinkest that hell is behind thee, and the devil pursuing thee, thou wilt not loiter. Would the manslayer sleep with the avenger of blood behind him, and the city of refuge before him? Christian, wilt thou sleep whilst the pearly gates are open-the songs of angels waiting for thee to join them-a crown of gold ready for thy brow? Ah! no; in holy fellowship continue to watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation.
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Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

One may ask, “Pastor, why do you passionately believe that Jesus is literally going to return to the earth?”  These are a few reasons:

Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

  1.  Jesus said He would!  John 14:3 “I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
  2.  The entire Christian view of history demands it.
  3. The prophetic signs found in scripture are now clearly being fulfilled.
  • Earthquakes all over the globe.  Matthew 24:7 – (over 20,000 since 1971)
  • Hearts will fail for fear.  Luke 21:26 –  Suicides are epidemic.
  • Great explosions of learning.  II Timothy 3:7 – People cannot discern the truth.
  • Immorality abounds.  Luke 17:26-27 – Like the days of Noah.

Scripture clearly teaches that Jesus will come to save His children and judge the rest.

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Book: God and Churchill

God and Churchill

I have just completed reading one of the best books that I have read in the last twenty years.  God and Churchill, written by one of our newest Sagemont members Jonathan Sandys (pronounced “sands”), great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill.  Wallace Henley, staff member at Second Baptist Church, Houston, assisted Jonathan in this profound book.  The purpose of the book is to make clear “how the great leader’s sense of divine destiny changed his troubled world and offers help for ours.”  Tyndale Momentum is the publisher.  The book has many profound quotes.  However, there is one that has impacted my life more than many others.  Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher, addressing the Church of Scotland General Assembly in 1988, said “I think back to many discussions in my early life when we all agreed that if you try to take the fruits of Christianity without its roots, the fruits will wither.  And they will not come back unless you nurture the roots.”

One of the responsibilities of the Bride of Christ, the Church, is to keep Christianity on track and prevent the derailing of His ultimate purpose.  The paganism that is engulfing us today will ultimately destroy us unless we return to the roots of our faith.  “Our faith is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”  It is on the solid rock we must stand for truly all other ground is sinking sand.

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Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers

PLEASE REMEMBER JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL IN YOUR PRAYERS!

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We Are More Than Conquerors!

We are more than Conquerors – Video & Audio

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Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation

Read and hear each Chapter from the Book of Revelation:

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Revelation Five – Jesus Breaks the 7 Seals – Video & Audio

Revelation Six – Tribulation Begins – Video & Audio

Revelation Seven – The 144,000 – Video & Audio

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Revelation Ten – Mighty Angel Standing on the sea and land – Video & Audio

Revelation Eleven – The Two Prophets – Video & Audio

Revelation Twelve – Satan defeated and cast down to Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Thirteen – Antichrist and his lieutenat arise – Video & Audio

Revelation Fourteen – Christ arrives on Mount Zion – Video & Audio

Revelation Fifteen – Last 3 1/2 Years of Tribulation – Video & Audio

Revelation Sixteen – The 7 Flasks are poured out upon the Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Seventeen – False Religious System – Video & Audio

Revelation Eighteen – Babylon Falls – Video & Audio

Revelation Nineteen – The Wedding Banquet of the Lamb – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty – 1,000 Year Reign of Christ on Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty-One – The New Earth and New Jerusalem – Video & Audio

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Favorite Scriptures and Quotations

“Roll on Jehovah thy way” (Ps. 37:6, margin).

Whatever it is that presses thee, go tell the Father; put the whole matter over into His hand, and so shalt thou be freed from that dividing, perplexing care that the world is full of. When thou art either to do or suffer anything, when thou art about any purpose or business, go tell God of it, and acquaint Him with it; yes, burden Him with it, and thou hast done for matter of caring; no more care, but quiet, sweet, diligence in thy duty, and dependence on Him for the carriage of thy matters. Roll thy cares, and thyself with them, as one burden, all on thy God.
R. Leighton

Build a little fence of trust
Around today;
Fill the space with loving work
And therein stay.

Look not through the sheltering bars
Upon tomorrow;
God will help thee bear what comes
Of joy or sorrow.
Mary Butts

We shall find it impossible to commit our way unto the Lord, unless it be a way that He approves. It is only by faith that a man can commit his way unto the Lord; if there be the slightest doubt in the heart that “our way” is not a good one, faith will refuse to have anything to do with it. This committing of our way must be a continuous, not a single act. However extraordinary and unexpected may seem to be His guidance, however near the precipice He may take you, you are not to snatch the guiding reins out of His hands.

Are we willing to have all our ways submitted to God, for Him to pronounce judgment on them? There is nothing a Christian needs to be more scrutinizing about than about his confirmed habits and views. He is too apt to take for granted the Divine approbation of them. Why are some Christians so anxious, so fearful? Evidently because they have not left their way with the Lord. They took it to Him, but brought it away with them again.
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Prayer Requests

ADDITIONAL PRAYER REQUESTS: Please Pray for the economy in our Great Nation . For Peace, Democracy and Freedom in the Middle East; For a solution to our Immigration Problem; Protection for Jerusalem and Israel; Wisdom, Common Sense and Good Judgment for our World, National, State and Local Leaders; For our Military Men & Women in harm’s-way overseas; For our Police, Fire and EMS Personnel watching over us on a local level; For our Country; that it will turn from its wicked ways and humble itself before God so that He will heal our land! That we will elect the people that God would have us to elect to office. Please Email your Prayer Requests to:

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Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes

Bob’s Favorite Quotes:

 1.) The beginning of  anxiety is the end of Faith and the end of anxiety is the beginning of Faith. George Mueller 

 2.) Its not Red, Yellow, Black or White Races; Its the HUMAN RACE! Bob Lewis – June 2, 2011 (You can quote me on that!)

 3.) God will NOT do what YOU can do and YOU cannot do what GOD can do!

 4.) FAITH MAKES THINGS POSSIBLE… NOT EASY!

 5.) GOD is GOD alone; I am NOT GOD;

We should ALL state that to ourselves;

He does NOT need our help, we need His!

Other favorite Verses:

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.

23rd Psalm

Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:15

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8

He that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 10:22

The Lord hath given him rest from all his enemies.

11 Samuel 7:1

Thy remembrance shall endure into all generations.

102nd Psalm

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.

Philippians 1:3

He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life.

John 3:16

I rejoice in thy salvation.

1 Samuel 2:1

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

23rd Psalm

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well please.

Matthew 3:17

Blessed is the man who maketh the Lord his trust.

Psalms 40:4

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

Matthew 11:28

Sleep on now, and take your rest.

Matthew 26:45

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:4

…Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Matthew 25:21

I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live.

John 11:25

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:1

…All things work together for good to them that love God.

Romans 8:28

…Be thou faith unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Revelation 2:10

…Not my will, but thine be done.

Luke 22:42

The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other.

Genesis 31:49

For with thee is the foundation of life: in the light shall we see light.

Ps.xxxvi:9

God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

1 John iv:16

Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends.

John xv:13

This is the promise… the life everlasting.

Matthew xix:14

Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”

Bible Verses About Kingdom Of Heaven:

Bible verses related to Kingdom Of Heaven from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 7:21 – Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:3 – Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Revelation 21:1-27 – And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.   (Read More…)

Matthew 5:10 – Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 17:20-21 – And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:   (Read More…)

Matthew 6:10 – Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.

Matthew 25:31-34 – When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:   (Read More…)

Mark 1:15 – And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

John 3:3 – Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Mark 10:15 – Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

Matthew 6:19-21 – Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:   (Read More…)

Matthew 10:7 – And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Luke 11:20 – But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

John 18:36 – Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Acts 14:22 – Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:5 – Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 6:50-71 – This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.   (Read More…)

Matthew 13:33 – Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

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You Must Be Filled! # 3149

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INDEX

Daily Prayer
Billy Graham
Samaritan’s Purse (Franklin Graham)
Financial Supporters
Special Prayer
The Gideons International
Bible Reading for the Day
Sagemont Church Sunday Service
Sagemont Church Sunday Bible Study
Translate into 109 other Languages
Daily Audio Reading of a Chapter from the Book of Revelation
Piano Arrangements from Dr Tom Stampfli
Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers
The Greatest Thing…
Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon
Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert
What Happens When You Die?
A Ticket to Heaven by Carrington Weems
Special Quote from Proverbs
Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional
Sagemont Founding Pastor Dr John Morgan
Book: God and Churchill
Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers
We Are More Than Conquerors!
Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation
Favorite Scriptures and Quotations
Prayer Requests
Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes
Most Important Verse in the Bible:
The Second Most Important Verse in the Bible:
Send us Your Favorite Scriptures
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Daily Prayer

Prayer: Father God we Pray that we will remember that all of our Ancestors came to this Great Country on different Ships, that we all fought together 243 years ago for our Freedom and that we are now ALL in the SAME ship now. That your Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ,  COMMANDED us as He ascended back into Heaven to be with You, to love each other as we do ourselves. Please help us all to remember that You created us all equal, none better than the other in Your Sight, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers

Love Worth Finding

August 27

You Must Be Filled!

BIBLE MEDITATION:

“And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit.”

(Ephesians 5:18)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

What will it take to heal our world? I’m convinced we’re facing one of three things: revival, ruin, or the return of Jesus Christ. I pray God it will be either spiritual revival or the return of the Lord Jesus. But if it is a spiritual revival, how will it come about?

“Therefore, do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” And what is the will of the Lord? “Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess, but be filled with the Spirit.” (Ephesians 5:17-18)

People have tried everything. There is only one answer for a world in the need our world is in. The will of the Lord is that the church of the living God be filled with the Spirit of the living God. This alone is the answer.

What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? It implies continuous control by the Holy Spirit. The emphasis is on “be filled,” not “get filled.” “Be” implies a continuous control by the Holy Spirit. The fact that you were filled with the Spirit doesn’t necessarily mean that you are filled with the Spirit.

ACTION POINT:

Oswald Sanders said, “There is no such thing as a once-for-all fullness. We may, and should, be filled with the Spirit again and again.” Yesterday’s experience is no good for today. Being filled is a day-by-day experience. Ask God to fill you with His Spirit today.

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The Greatest Thing…

The Greatest thing that ever happened to me was when I realized that GOD forgave me of all my sins through the Death, Burial and Resurrection of His Son, Jesus and through my Faith in Him.”

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Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon

August 27

Some are fat and flourishing, and therefore they are unkind to the feeble. This is a grievous sin and causes much sorrow. Those thrustings with side and with shoulder, those pushings of the diseased with the horn, are a sad means of offense in the assemblies of professing believers. The LORD takes note of these proud and unkind deeds, and He is greatly angered by them, for He loves the weak. Is the reader one of the despised? Is he a mourner in Zion and a marked man because of his tender conscience? Do his brethren judge him harshly? Let him not resent their conduct; above all let him not push and thrust in return. Let him leave the matter in the LORD’s hands. He is the Judge. Why should we wish to intrude upon His office? He will decide much more righteously than we can. His time for judgment is the best, and we need not be in a hurry to hasten it on. Let the hard-hearted oppressor tremble. Even though he may ride roughshod over others with impunity for the present, all his proud speeches are noted, and for every one of them account must be given before the bar of the great Judge. Patience, my soul! Patience! The LORD knoweth thy grief. Thy Jesus hath pity upon thee!

Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert

 

August 27

The deep says, ‘It is not with me.’ And the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’ (Job 28:14)

I remember a summer in which I said, “It is the ocean I need,” and I went to the ocean; but it seemed to say, “It is not in me!” The ocean did not do for me what I thought it would. Then I said, “The mountains will rest me,” and I went to the mountains, and when I awoke in the morning there stood the grand mountain that I had wanted so much to see; but it said, “It is not in me!” It did not satisfy. Ah! I needed the ocean of His love, and the high mountains of His truth within. It was wisdom that the “depths” said they did not contain, and that could not be compared with jewels or gold or precious stones. Christ is wisdom and our deepest need. Our restlessness within can only be met by the revelation of His eternal friendship and love for us.
—Margaret Bottome

“My heart is there!

’Where, on eternal hills, my loved one dwells

Among the lilies and asphodels;

Clad in the brightness of the Great White Throne,

Glad in the smile of Him who sits thereon,

The glory gilding all His wealth of hair

And making His immortal face more fair

THERE IS MY TREASURE and my heart is there.

“My heart is there!

’With Him who made all earthly life so sweet,

So fit to live, and yet to die so meet;

So mild, so grand, so gentle and so brave,

So ready to forgive, so strong to save.

His fair, pure Spirit makes the Heavens more fair,

And thither rises all my longing prayer

THERE IS MY TREASURE and my heart is there.”

—Favorite poem of the late Chas. E. Cowman

You cannot detain the eagle in the forest. You may gather around him a chorus of the choicest birds; you may give him a perch on the goodliest pine; you may charge winged messengers to bring him choicest dainties; but he will spurn them all. Spreading his lofty wings, and with his eye on the Alpine cliff, he will soar away to his own ancestral halls amid the munition of rocks and the wild music of tempest and waterfall.

The soul of man, in its eagle soarings, will rest with nothing short of the Rock of Ages. Its ancestral halls are the halls of Heaven. Its munitions of rocks are the attributes of God. The sweep of its majestic flight is Eternity! “Lord, THOU hast been our dwelling place in all generations.”
—Macduff

“My Home is God Himself”; Christ brought me there.

I laid me down within His mighty arms;

He took me up, and safe from all alarms

He bore me “where no foot but His hath trod,”

Within the holiest at Home with God,

And bade me dwell in Him, rejoicing there.

O Holy Place! O Home divinely fair!

And we, God’s little ones, abiding there.

“My Home is God Himself”; it was not so!

A long, long road I traveled night and day,

And sought to find within myself some way,

Aught I could do, or feel to bring me near;

Self effort failed, and I was filled with fear,

And then I found Christ was the only way,

That I must come to Him and in Him stay,

And God had told me so.

And now “my Home is God,” and sheltered there,

God meets the trials of my earthly life,

God compasses me round from storm and strife,

God takes the burden of my daily care.

O Wondrous Place! O Home divinely fair!

And I, God’s little one, safe hidden there.

Lord, as I dwell in Thee and Thou in me,

So make me dead to everything but Thee;

That as I rest within my Home most fair,

My soul may evermore and only see

My God in everything and everywhere;

My Home is God.

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If anyone is Ashamed of Me on earth, I shall be ashamed of him in Heaven.)

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What Happens When You Die?

WHEN A CHRISTIAN DIES THEY ARE TAKEN BY ANGELS TO BE WITH JESUS: LUKE 16:22 WHEN AN UNBELIEVER DIES HIS SOUL GOES STRAIGHT TO HADES/HELL: LUKE 16: 22-23.

TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN YOU MUST:

  1. BELIEVE, ON FAITH, JOHN 3:16: THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS, TO THIS EARTH TO DIE ON THE CROSS AT CALVARY OVER 2,000 YEARS AGO, AS PAYMENT FOR ALL OF YOUR SINS, WAS BURIED IN A BORROWED TOMB, ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON THE 3RD DAY (EASTER) AND ASCENDED BACK INTO HEAVEN TO SIT ON HIS THRONE TO THE RIGHT-HAND OF HIS FATHER GOD AS OUR: HIGH-PRIEST, ADVOCATE, LORD AND SAVIOR;
  2. PRAY TO GOD ADMITTING THAT YOU ARE A SINNER AND THAT YOU REPENT OF THOSE SINS;
  3. ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR, ON FAITH;
  4. THAT YOU ARE MAKING HIM THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE AND ARE GIVING HIM CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE, IN JESUS’ NAME, AMEN.

If you do those 4 things, The Holy Spirit will enter your soul and you will become a Born-Again Christian and have your ticket into Heaven when you die where you will be with all other Christians for Eternity where there is no end!John 14:6 makes it very clear that there is no other way into Heaven.God loves you and He wants you to be with Him in Heaven!But there is a problem: The entire Human Race has been infected with a disease sin when Adam & Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden and there is only one cure for that sin:Jesus Christ.You CANNOT earn your way into Heaven: The Price has already been paid by Christ’s Death on the Cross, kind of like if you were eating at a Restaurant and the Waitress comes by & tells you that someone else picked up your check!I personally am a great sinner,but I have a Great Savior.I beg you to do these 4 things NOW! Those are probably the most important 3 letters in the English language! There may be no tomorrow for you; please accept Christ as your Personal Savior now and KNOW that all of your sins are forgiven and that you will go to Heaven when you die.God Bless you,Bob Lewis, Sinner saved by Grace OurDailyBread101.com Author of this Blog (OurDailyBread101.com) since December, 2011, Vietnam Vet, B52s, Devout Christian, All that I have belongs to Him, I am just a steward. boblewis02@gmail.com

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GODLINESS EXALTS A NATION, BUT SIN

IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!

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Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional

March 5

Morning …

1 Thessalonians 5:6
Let us not sleep, as do others.

There are many ways of promoting Christian wakefulness. Among the rest, let me strongly advise Christians to converse together concerning the ways of the Lord. Christian and Hopeful, as they journeyed towards the Celestial City, said to themselves, “To prevent drowsiness in this place, let us fall into good discourse.” Christian enquired, “Brother, where shall we begin?” And Hopeful answered, “Where God began with us.” Then Christian sang this song-

“When saints do sleepy grow, let them come hither,
And hear how these two pilgrims talk together;
Yea, let them learn of them, in any wise,
Thus to keep open their drowsy slumb’ring eyes.
Saints’ fellowship, if it be managed well,
Keeps them awake, and that in spite of hell.”

Christians who isolate themselves and walk alone, are very liable to grow drowsy. Hold Christian company, and you will be kept wakeful by it, and refreshed and encouraged to make quicker progress in the road to heaven. But as you thus take “sweet counsel” with others in the ways of God, take care that the theme of your converse is the Lord Jesus. Let the eye of faith be constantly looking unto Him; let your heart be full of Him; let your lips speak of His worth. Friend, live near to the cross, and thou wilt not sleep. Labour to impress thyself with a deep sense of the value of the place to which thou art going. If thou rememberest that thou art going to heaven, thou wilt not sleep on the road. If thou thinkest that hell is behind thee, and the devil pursuing thee, thou wilt not loiter. Would the manslayer sleep with the avenger of blood behind him, and the city of refuge before him? Christian, wilt thou sleep whilst the pearly gates are open-the songs of angels waiting for thee to join them-a crown of gold ready for thy brow? Ah! no; in holy fellowship continue to watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation.
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Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

One may ask, “Pastor, why do you passionately believe that Jesus is literally going to return to the earth?”  These are a few reasons:

Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

  1.  Jesus said He would!  John 14:3 “I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
  2.  The entire Christian view of history demands it.
  3. The prophetic signs found in scripture are now clearly being fulfilled.
  • Earthquakes all over the globe.  Matthew 24:7 – (over 20,000 since 1971)
  • Hearts will fail for fear.  Luke 21:26 –  Suicides are epidemic.
  • Great explosions of learning.  II Timothy 3:7 – People cannot discern the truth.
  • Immorality abounds.  Luke 17:26-27 – Like the days of Noah.

Scripture clearly teaches that Jesus will come to save His children and judge the rest.

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Book: God and Churchill

God and Churchill

I have just completed reading one of the best books that I have read in the last twenty years.  God and Churchill, written by one of our newest Sagemont members Jonathan Sandys (pronounced “sands”), great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill.  Wallace Henley, staff member at Second Baptist Church, Houston, assisted Jonathan in this profound book.  The purpose of the book is to make clear “how the great leader’s sense of divine destiny changed his troubled world and offers help for ours.”  Tyndale Momentum is the publisher.  The book has many profound quotes.  However, there is one that has impacted my life more than many others.  Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher, addressing the Church of Scotland General Assembly in 1988, said “I think back to many discussions in my early life when we all agreed that if you try to take the fruits of Christianity without its roots, the fruits will wither.  And they will not come back unless you nurture the roots.”

One of the responsibilities of the Bride of Christ, the Church, is to keep Christianity on track and prevent the derailing of His ultimate purpose.  The paganism that is engulfing us today will ultimately destroy us unless we return to the roots of our faith.  “Our faith is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”  It is on the solid rock we must stand for truly all other ground is sinking sand.

Note:  The book God and Churchill is available in the Sagemont Bookstore.

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Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers

PLEASE REMEMBER JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL IN YOUR PRAYERS!

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We Are More Than Conquerors!

We are more than Conquerors – Video & Audio

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Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation

Read and hear each Chapter from the Book of Revelation:

Revelation One – We are all Priests – Video & Audio

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Revelation Four – The Judgment of God on Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Five – Jesus Breaks the 7 Seals – Video & Audio

Revelation Six – Tribulation Begins – Video & Audio

Revelation Seven – The 144,000 – Video & Audio

Revelation Eight – 7th Seal & 1st 4 Trumpets – Video & Audio

Revelation Nine – 200,000,000 Warriors – Video & Audio

Revelation Ten – Mighty Angel Standing on the sea and land – Video & Audio

Revelation Eleven – The Two Prophets – Video & Audio

Revelation Twelve – Satan defeated and cast down to Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Thirteen – Antichrist and his lieutenat arise – Video & Audio

Revelation Fourteen – Christ arrives on Mount Zion – Video & Audio

Revelation Fifteen – Last 3 1/2 Years of Tribulation – Video & Audio

Revelation Sixteen – The 7 Flasks are poured out upon the Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Seventeen – False Religious System – Video & Audio

Revelation Eighteen – Babylon Falls – Video & Audio

Revelation Nineteen – The Wedding Banquet of the Lamb – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty – 1,000 Year Reign of Christ on Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty-One – The New Earth and New Jerusalem – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty-Two – The Throne of God and The Lamb – Video & Audio

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Favorite Scriptures and Quotations

“Roll on Jehovah thy way” (Ps. 37:6, margin).

Whatever it is that presses thee, go tell the Father; put the whole matter over into His hand, and so shalt thou be freed from that dividing, perplexing care that the world is full of. When thou art either to do or suffer anything, when thou art about any purpose or business, go tell God of it, and acquaint Him with it; yes, burden Him with it, and thou hast done for matter of caring; no more care, but quiet, sweet, diligence in thy duty, and dependence on Him for the carriage of thy matters. Roll thy cares, and thyself with them, as one burden, all on thy God.
R. Leighton

Build a little fence of trust
Around today;
Fill the space with loving work
And therein stay.

Look not through the sheltering bars
Upon tomorrow;
God will help thee bear what comes
Of joy or sorrow.
Mary Butts

We shall find it impossible to commit our way unto the Lord, unless it be a way that He approves. It is only by faith that a man can commit his way unto the Lord; if there be the slightest doubt in the heart that “our way” is not a good one, faith will refuse to have anything to do with it. This committing of our way must be a continuous, not a single act. However extraordinary and unexpected may seem to be His guidance, however near the precipice He may take you, you are not to snatch the guiding reins out of His hands.

Are we willing to have all our ways submitted to God, for Him to pronounce judgment on them? There is nothing a Christian needs to be more scrutinizing about than about his confirmed habits and views. He is too apt to take for granted the Divine approbation of them. Why are some Christians so anxious, so fearful? Evidently because they have not left their way with the Lord. They took it to Him, but brought it away with them again.
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Please Pray for the Unemployed, the Homeless and the Unsaved around the world;

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Prayer Requests

ADDITIONAL PRAYER REQUESTS: Please Pray for the economy in our Great Nation . For Peace, Democracy and Freedom in the Middle East; For a solution to our Immigration Problem; Protection for Jerusalem and Israel; Wisdom, Common Sense and Good Judgment for our World, National, State and Local Leaders; For our Military Men & Women in harm’s-way overseas; For our Police, Fire and EMS Personnel watching over us on a local level; For our Country; that it will turn from its wicked ways and humble itself before God so that He will heal our land! That we will elect the people that God would have us to elect to office. Please Email your Prayer Requests to:

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Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes

Bob’s Favorite Quotes:

 1.) The beginning of  anxiety is the end of Faith and the end of anxiety is the beginning of Faith. George Mueller 

 2.) Its not Red, Yellow, Black or White Races; Its the HUMAN RACE! Bob Lewis – June 2, 2011 (You can quote me on that!)

 3.) God will NOT do what YOU can do and YOU cannot do what GOD can do!

 4.) FAITH MAKES THINGS POSSIBLE… NOT EASY!

 5.) GOD is GOD alone; I am NOT GOD;

We should ALL state that to ourselves;

He does NOT need our help, we need His!

Other favorite Verses:

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.

23rd Psalm

Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:15

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8

He that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 10:22

The Lord hath given him rest from all his enemies.

11 Samuel 7:1

Thy remembrance shall endure into all generations.

102nd Psalm

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.

Philippians 1:3

He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life.

John 3:16

I rejoice in thy salvation.

1 Samuel 2:1

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

23rd Psalm

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well please.

Matthew 3:17

Blessed is the man who maketh the Lord his trust.

Psalms 40:4

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

Matthew 11:28

Sleep on now, and take your rest.

Matthew 26:45

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:4

…Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Matthew 25:21

I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live.

John 11:25

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:1

…All things work together for good to them that love God.

Romans 8:28

…Be thou faith unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Revelation 2:10

…Not my will, but thine be done.

Luke 22:42

The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other.

Genesis 31:49

For with thee is the foundation of life: in the light shall we see light.

Ps.xxxvi:9

God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

1 John iv:16

Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends.

John xv:13

This is the promise… the life everlasting.

Matthew xix:14

Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”

Bible Verses About Kingdom Of Heaven:

Bible verses related to Kingdom Of Heaven from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 7:21 – Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:3 – Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Revelation 21:1-27 – And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.   (Read More…)

Matthew 5:10 – Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 17:20-21 – And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:   (Read More…)

Matthew 6:10 – Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.

Matthew 25:31-34 – When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:   (Read More…)

Mark 1:15 – And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

John 3:3 – Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Mark 10:15 – Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

Matthew 6:19-21 – Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:   (Read More…)

Matthew 10:7 – And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Luke 11:20 – But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

John 18:36 – Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Acts 14:22 – Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:5 – Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 6:50-71 – This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.   (Read More…)

Matthew 13:33 – Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

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Would You Like God to Give You a Second Chance? # 3148

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MY KING, DO YOU KNOW HIM?

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INDEX

Daily Prayer
Billy Graham
Samaritan’s Purse (Franklin Graham)
Financial Supporters
Special Prayer
The Gideons International
Bible Reading for the Day
Sagemont Church Sunday Service
Sagemont Church Sunday Bible Study
Translate into 109 other Languages
Daily Audio Reading of a Chapter from the Book of Revelation
Piano Arrangements from Dr Tom Stampfli
Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers
The Greatest Thing…
Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon
Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert
What Happens When You Die?
A Ticket to Heaven by Carrington Weems
Special Quote from Proverbs
Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional
Sagemont Founding Pastor Dr John Morgan
Book: God and Churchill
Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers
We Are More Than Conquerors!
Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation
Favorite Scriptures and Quotations
Prayer Requests
Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes
Most Important Verse in the Bible:
The Second Most Important Verse in the Bible:
Send us Your Favorite Scriptures
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Daily Prayer

Prayer: Father God we Pray that we will remember that all of our Ancestors came to this Great Country on different Ships, that we all fought together 243 years ago for our Freedom and that we are now ALL in the SAME ship now. That your Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ,  COMMANDED us as He ascended back into Heaven to be with You, to love each other as we do ourselves. Please help us all to remember that You created us all equal, none better than the other in Your Sight, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Lord God, help me to remember your laws and keep them foremost in my mind. I love you with all my heart, soul, and strength in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers

Love Worth Finding

August 26

Would You Like God to Give You a Second Chance?

BIBLE MEDITATION:

“Now the Word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time”

(Jonah 3:1)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

Have you stumbled in your walk with God? Then you’ve come to the right place. The Bible is filled with people who stumbled badly and needed a second chance.

  • When Jacob got away from God, Jacob went back to Bethel, and God gave him another chance.

  • When God told Jonah to go to Nineveh, Jonah went the other way. But God had a plan for Jonah, and He gave him another chance.

  • God wasn’t through with Simon Peter when Peter cursed and denied Christ. Thank God He gave him another chance.

  • Saul of Tarsus was persecuting the early church, arresting believers. Jesus stopped him on the road to Damascus. A new man, Paul, became the author of much of the New Testament.

ACTION POINT:

I want to tell you, He can give you another chance. Study the Bible and see how its pages are filled with those who got a second chance from Him. God can mend a broken life if you will give Him all the pieces. He wants to give you a second chance.

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The Greatest Thing…

The Greatest thing that ever happened to me was when I realized that GOD forgave me of all my sins through the Death, Burial and Resurrection of His Son, Jesus and through my Faith in Him.”

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Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon

August 26

Food and Rest
“I will feed My flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the LORD God”   (Ezekiel 34:15).

Under the divine shepherdry saints are fed to the full. Theirs is not a windy, unsatisfying mess of mere human “thought,” but the LORD feeds them upon the solid, substantial truth of divine revelation. There is real nutriment for the soul in Scripture brought home to the heart by the Holy Spirit. Jesus Himself is the true life-sustaining Food of believers. Here our Great Shepherd promises that such sacred nourishment shall be given us by His own self. If, on the LORD’s Day, our earthly shepherd is empty-handed, the LORD is not. When filled with holy truth the mind rests. Those whom Jehovah feeds are at peace. No dog shall worry them, no wolf shall devour them, no restless propensities shall disturb them. They shall lie down and digest the food which they have enjoyed. The doctrines of grace are not only sustaining but consoling: in them we have the means for building up and lying down. If preachers do not give us rest, let us look to the LORD for it. This day may the LORD cause us to feed in the pastures of the Word and make us to lie down in them. May no folly and no worry but meditation and peace mark this day.

Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert

 

August 26

Shut up to faith (Gal. 3:23).

God, in olden time suffered man to be kept in ward by the law that he might learn the more excellent way of faith. For by the law he would see God’s holy standard and by the law he would see his own utter helplessness; then he would be glad to learn God’s way of faith.

God still shuts us up to faith. Our natures, our circumstances, trials, disappointments, all serve to shut us up and keep us in ward till we see that the only way out is God’s way of faith. Moses tried by self-effort, by personal influence, even by violence, to bring about the deliverance of his people. God had to shut him up forty years in the wilderness before he was prepared for God’s work.

Paul and Silas were bidden of God to preach the Gospel in Europe. They landed and proceeded to Philippi. They were flogged, they were shut up in prison, their feet were put fast in the stocks. They were shut up to faith. They trusted God. They sang praises to Him in the darkest hour, and God wrought deliverance and salvation.

John was banished to the Isle of Patmos. He was shut up to faith. Had he not been so shut up, he would never have seen such glorious visions of God.

–C. H. P

Great things are done when men and mountains meet,
These are not done by jostling in the street.

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(Luke 9:26 and Mark 8:38

If anyone is Ashamed of Me on earth, I shall be ashamed of him in Heaven.)

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What Happens When You Die?

WHEN A CHRISTIAN DIES THEY ARE TAKEN BY ANGELS TO BE WITH JESUS: LUKE 16:22 WHEN AN UNBELIEVER DIES HIS SOUL GOES STRAIGHT TO HADES/HELL: LUKE 16: 22-23.

TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN YOU MUST:

  1. BELIEVE, ON FAITH, JOHN 3:16: THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS, TO THIS EARTH TO DIE ON THE CROSS AT CALVARY OVER 2,000 YEARS AGO, AS PAYMENT FOR ALL OF YOUR SINS, WAS BURIED IN A BORROWED TOMB, ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON THE 3RD DAY (EASTER) AND ASCENDED BACK INTO HEAVEN TO SIT ON HIS THRONE TO THE RIGHT-HAND OF HIS FATHER GOD AS OUR: HIGH-PRIEST, ADVOCATE, LORD AND SAVIOR;
  2. PRAY TO GOD ADMITTING THAT YOU ARE A SINNER AND THAT YOU REPENT OF THOSE SINS;
  3. ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR, ON FAITH;
  4. THAT YOU ARE MAKING HIM THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE AND ARE GIVING HIM CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE, IN JESUS’ NAME, AMEN.

If you do those 4 things, The Holy Spirit will enter your soul and you will become a Born-Again Christian and have your ticket into Heaven when you die where you will be with all other Christians for Eternity where there is no end!John 14:6 makes it very clear that there is no other way into Heaven.God loves you and He wants you to be with Him in Heaven!But there is a problem: The entire Human Race has been infected with a disease sin when Adam & Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden and there is only one cure for that sin:Jesus Christ.You CANNOT earn your way into Heaven: The Price has already been paid by Christ’s Death on the Cross, kind of like if you were eating at a Restaurant and the Waitress comes by & tells you that someone else picked up your check!I personally am a great sinner,but I have a Great Savior.I beg you to do these 4 things NOW! Those are probably the most important 3 letters in the English language! There may be no tomorrow for you; please accept Christ as your Personal Savior now and KNOW that all of your sins are forgiven and that you will go to Heaven when you die.God Bless you,Bob Lewis, Sinner saved by Grace OurDailyBread101.com Author of this Blog (OurDailyBread101.com) since December, 2011, Vietnam Vet, B52s, Devout Christian, All that I have belongs to Him, I am just a steward. boblewis02@gmail.com

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Special Quote from Proverbs

GODLINESS EXALTS A NATION, BUT SIN

IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!

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Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional

March 5

Morning …

1 Thessalonians 5:6
Let us not sleep, as do others.

There are many ways of promoting Christian wakefulness. Among the rest, let me strongly advise Christians to converse together concerning the ways of the Lord. Christian and Hopeful, as they journeyed towards the Celestial City, said to themselves, “To prevent drowsiness in this place, let us fall into good discourse.” Christian enquired, “Brother, where shall we begin?” And Hopeful answered, “Where God began with us.” Then Christian sang this song-

“When saints do sleepy grow, let them come hither,
And hear how these two pilgrims talk together;
Yea, let them learn of them, in any wise,
Thus to keep open their drowsy slumb’ring eyes.
Saints’ fellowship, if it be managed well,
Keeps them awake, and that in spite of hell.”

Christians who isolate themselves and walk alone, are very liable to grow drowsy. Hold Christian company, and you will be kept wakeful by it, and refreshed and encouraged to make quicker progress in the road to heaven. But as you thus take “sweet counsel” with others in the ways of God, take care that the theme of your converse is the Lord Jesus. Let the eye of faith be constantly looking unto Him; let your heart be full of Him; let your lips speak of His worth. Friend, live near to the cross, and thou wilt not sleep. Labour to impress thyself with a deep sense of the value of the place to which thou art going. If thou rememberest that thou art going to heaven, thou wilt not sleep on the road. If thou thinkest that hell is behind thee, and the devil pursuing thee, thou wilt not loiter. Would the manslayer sleep with the avenger of blood behind him, and the city of refuge before him? Christian, wilt thou sleep whilst the pearly gates are open-the songs of angels waiting for thee to join them-a crown of gold ready for thy brow? Ah! no; in holy fellowship continue to watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation.
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Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

One may ask, “Pastor, why do you passionately believe that Jesus is literally going to return to the earth?”  These are a few reasons:

Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

  1.  Jesus said He would!  John 14:3 “I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
  2.  The entire Christian view of history demands it.
  3. The prophetic signs found in scripture are now clearly being fulfilled.
  • Earthquakes all over the globe.  Matthew 24:7 – (over 20,000 since 1971)
  • Hearts will fail for fear.  Luke 21:26 –  Suicides are epidemic.
  • Great explosions of learning.  II Timothy 3:7 – People cannot discern the truth.
  • Immorality abounds.  Luke 17:26-27 – Like the days of Noah.

Scripture clearly teaches that Jesus will come to save His children and judge the rest.

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Book: God and Churchill

God and Churchill

I have just completed reading one of the best books that I have read in the last twenty years.  God and Churchill, written by one of our newest Sagemont members Jonathan Sandys (pronounced “sands”), great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill.  Wallace Henley, staff member at Second Baptist Church, Houston, assisted Jonathan in this profound book.  The purpose of the book is to make clear “how the great leader’s sense of divine destiny changed his troubled world and offers help for ours.”  Tyndale Momentum is the publisher.  The book has many profound quotes.  However, there is one that has impacted my life more than many others.  Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher, addressing the Church of Scotland General Assembly in 1988, said “I think back to many discussions in my early life when we all agreed that if you try to take the fruits of Christianity without its roots, the fruits will wither.  And they will not come back unless you nurture the roots.”

One of the responsibilities of the Bride of Christ, the Church, is to keep Christianity on track and prevent the derailing of His ultimate purpose.  The paganism that is engulfing us today will ultimately destroy us unless we return to the roots of our faith.  “Our faith is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”  It is on the solid rock we must stand for truly all other ground is sinking sand.

Note:  The book God and Churchill is available in the Sagemont Bookstore.

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Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers

PLEASE REMEMBER JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL IN YOUR PRAYERS!

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We Are More Than Conquerors!

We are more than Conquerors – Video & Audio

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Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation

Read and hear each Chapter from the Book of Revelation:

Revelation One – We are all Priests – Video & Audio

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Revelation Four – The Judgment of God on Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Five – Jesus Breaks the 7 Seals – Video & Audio

Revelation Six – Tribulation Begins – Video & Audio

Revelation Seven – The 144,000 – Video & Audio

Revelation Eight – 7th Seal & 1st 4 Trumpets – Video & Audio

Revelation Nine – 200,000,000 Warriors – Video & Audio

Revelation Ten – Mighty Angel Standing on the sea and land – Video & Audio

Revelation Eleven – The Two Prophets – Video & Audio

Revelation Twelve – Satan defeated and cast down to Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Thirteen – Antichrist and his lieutenat arise – Video & Audio

Revelation Fourteen – Christ arrives on Mount Zion – Video & Audio

Revelation Fifteen – Last 3 1/2 Years of Tribulation – Video & Audio

Revelation Sixteen – The 7 Flasks are poured out upon the Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Seventeen – False Religious System – Video & Audio

Revelation Eighteen – Babylon Falls – Video & Audio

Revelation Nineteen – The Wedding Banquet of the Lamb – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty – 1,000 Year Reign of Christ on Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty-One – The New Earth and New Jerusalem – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty-Two – The Throne of God and The Lamb – Video & Audio

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Favorite Scriptures and Quotations

“Roll on Jehovah thy way” (Ps. 37:6, margin).

Whatever it is that presses thee, go tell the Father; put the whole matter over into His hand, and so shalt thou be freed from that dividing, perplexing care that the world is full of. When thou art either to do or suffer anything, when thou art about any purpose or business, go tell God of it, and acquaint Him with it; yes, burden Him with it, and thou hast done for matter of caring; no more care, but quiet, sweet, diligence in thy duty, and dependence on Him for the carriage of thy matters. Roll thy cares, and thyself with them, as one burden, all on thy God.
R. Leighton

Build a little fence of trust
Around today;
Fill the space with loving work
And therein stay.

Look not through the sheltering bars
Upon tomorrow;
God will help thee bear what comes
Of joy or sorrow.
Mary Butts

We shall find it impossible to commit our way unto the Lord, unless it be a way that He approves. It is only by faith that a man can commit his way unto the Lord; if there be the slightest doubt in the heart that “our way” is not a good one, faith will refuse to have anything to do with it. This committing of our way must be a continuous, not a single act. However extraordinary and unexpected may seem to be His guidance, however near the precipice He may take you, you are not to snatch the guiding reins out of His hands.

Are we willing to have all our ways submitted to God, for Him to pronounce judgment on them? There is nothing a Christian needs to be more scrutinizing about than about his confirmed habits and views. He is too apt to take for granted the Divine approbation of them. Why are some Christians so anxious, so fearful? Evidently because they have not left their way with the Lord. They took it to Him, but brought it away with them again.
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May God Bless you in all that you say and do today and every day this year;

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Prayer Requests

ADDITIONAL PRAYER REQUESTS: Please Pray for the economy in our Great Nation . For Peace, Democracy and Freedom in the Middle East; For a solution to our Immigration Problem; Protection for Jerusalem and Israel; Wisdom, Common Sense and Good Judgment for our World, National, State and Local Leaders; For our Military Men & Women in harm’s-way overseas; For our Police, Fire and EMS Personnel watching over us on a local level; For our Country; that it will turn from its wicked ways and humble itself before God so that He will heal our land! That we will elect the people that God would have us to elect to office. Please Email your Prayer Requests to:

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Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes

Bob’s Favorite Quotes:

 1.) The beginning of  anxiety is the end of Faith and the end of anxiety is the beginning of Faith. George Mueller 

 2.) Its not Red, Yellow, Black or White Races; Its the HUMAN RACE! Bob Lewis – June 2, 2011 (You can quote me on that!)

 3.) God will NOT do what YOU can do and YOU cannot do what GOD can do!

 4.) FAITH MAKES THINGS POSSIBLE… NOT EASY!

 5.) GOD is GOD alone; I am NOT GOD;

We should ALL state that to ourselves;

He does NOT need our help, we need His!

Other favorite Verses:

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.

23rd Psalm

Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:15

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8

He that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 10:22

The Lord hath given him rest from all his enemies.

11 Samuel 7:1

Thy remembrance shall endure into all generations.

102nd Psalm

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.

Philippians 1:3

He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life.

John 3:16

I rejoice in thy salvation.

1 Samuel 2:1

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

23rd Psalm

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well please.

Matthew 3:17

Blessed is the man who maketh the Lord his trust.

Psalms 40:4

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

Matthew 11:28

Sleep on now, and take your rest.

Matthew 26:45

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:4

…Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Matthew 25:21

I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live.

John 11:25

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:1

…All things work together for good to them that love God.

Romans 8:28

…Be thou faith unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Revelation 2:10

…Not my will, but thine be done.

Luke 22:42

The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other.

Genesis 31:49

For with thee is the foundation of life: in the light shall we see light.

Ps.xxxvi:9

God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

1 John iv:16

Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends.

John xv:13

This is the promise… the life everlasting.

Matthew xix:14

Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”

Bible Verses About Kingdom Of Heaven:

Bible verses related to Kingdom Of Heaven from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 7:21 – Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:3 – Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Revelation 21:1-27 – And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.   (Read More…)

Matthew 5:10 – Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 17:20-21 – And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:   (Read More…)

Matthew 6:10 – Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.

Matthew 25:31-34 – When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:   (Read More…)

Mark 1:15 – And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

John 3:3 – Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Mark 10:15 – Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

Matthew 6:19-21 – Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:   (Read More…)

Matthew 10:7 – And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Luke 11:20 – But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

John 18:36 – Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Acts 14:22 – Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:5 – Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 6:50-71 – This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.   (Read More…)

Matthew 13:33 – Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

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Most Important Verse in the Bible:

The most important verse in The Holy Bible is: Jesus told Nicodemus: “For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him shall not perish but have Everlasting Life!” John 3:16

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The SECOND most important verse is: Jesus said: “I Am The Way The Truth and The Life: NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME!” John 14:6

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You Are Being Molded! # 3147

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MY KING, DO YOU KNOW HIM?

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INDEX

Daily Prayer
Billy Graham
Samaritan’s Purse (Franklin Graham)
Financial Supporters
Special Prayer
The Gideons International
Bible Reading for the Day
Sagemont Church Sunday Service
Sagemont Church Sunday Bible Study
Translate into 109 other Languages
Daily Audio Reading of a Chapter from the Book of Revelation
Piano Arrangements from Dr Tom Stampfli
Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers
The Greatest Thing…
Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon
Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert
What Happens When You Die?
A Ticket to Heaven by Carrington Weems
Special Quote from Proverbs
Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional
Sagemont Founding Pastor Dr John Morgan
Book: God and Churchill
Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers
We Are More Than Conquerors!
Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation
Favorite Scriptures and Quotations
Prayer Requests
Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes
Most Important Verse in the Bible:
The Second Most Important Verse in the Bible:
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Prayer: Father God we Pray that we will remember that all of our Ancestors came to this Great Country on different Ships, that we all fought together 243 years ago for our Freedom and that we are now ALL in the SAME ship now. That your Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ,  COMMANDED us as He ascended back into Heaven to be with You, to love each other as we do ourselves. Please help us all to remember that You created us all equal, none better than the other in Your Sight, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Lord God, help me to remember your laws and keep them foremost in my mind. I love you with all my heart, soul, and strength in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers

Love Worth Finding

August 25

You Are Being Molded!

BIBLE MEDITATION:

“Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel.”

(Jeremiah 18:3)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

One man bragged in an assembly to Abraham Lincoln that he was a self-made man. Abraham Lincoln said, “I’m glad to hear that. That relieves the Almighty of a fearful responsibility.”

The Bible often uses the picture of a potter taking clay and shaping it into a beautiful vessel to describe the way God works in our lives.

We like to think we can mold our own lives. But helpless clay could no more mold itself into a vessel of beauty than could a human being, without the touch of the finger of God.

Two things form the vessel from this unlovely lump of clay: the touch of the Potter’s hand, and the turning of the wheel.

The wheel represents the daily round of our lives, the constant turning of circumstances. God is seeing to it that our lives are revolving around certain events. And the whole time, God is touching our lives to make out of our lives what He wants to make. Now we may not understand every turn of the wheel. We look at things and say, “I don’t know why this happened to me.”

ACTION POINT:

You’re not going to know why the Potter’s wheel turns as it does. But God knows, and He is working. The turning of the wheel of life is His plan to make you a beautiful, fitting vessel for His use. Trust the Master’s hand.

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The Greatest Thing…

The Greatest thing that ever happened to me was when I realized that GOD forgave me of all my sins through the Death, Burial and Resurrection of His Son, Jesus and through my Faith in Him.”

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Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon

August 25

God Above Human Philosophy
“For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent”   (1 Corinthians 1:19).

This verse is a threatening so far as the worldly wise are concerned, but to the simple believer it is a promise. The professedly learned are forever trying to bring to nothing the faith of the humble believer, but they fail in their attempts. Their arguments break down, their theories fall under their own weight, their deep-laid plots discover themselves before their purpose is accomplished. The old gospel is not extinct yet, nor will it be while the LORD liveth. If it could have been exterminated, it would have perished from off the earth long ago. We cannot destroy the wisdom of the wise, nor need we attempt it, for the work is in far better hands. The LORD Himself says, “I will,” and He never resolves in vain. Twice does He in this verse declare His purpose, and we may rest assured that He will not turn aside from it. What clean work the LORD makes of philosophy and “modern thought” when He puts His hand to it! He brings the fine appearance down to nothing; He utterly destroys the wood, hay, and stubble. It is written that so it shall be, and so shall it be. LORD, make short work of it. Amen, and amen.

Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert

 

August 25

I have all, and abound (Phil. 4:18).

In one of my garden books there is a chapter with a very interesting heading, “Flowers that Grow in the Gloom.” It deals with those patches in a garden which never catch the sunlight. And my guide tells me the sort of flowers which are not afraid of these dingy corners–may rather like them and flourish in them.

And there are similar things in the world of the spirit. They come out when material circumstances become stern and severe. They grow in the gloom. How can we otherwise explain some of the experiences of the Apostle Paul?

Here he is in captivity at Rome. The supreme mission of his life appears to be broken. But it is just in this besetting dinginess that flowers begin to show their faces in bright and fascinating glory. He may have seen them before, growing in the open road, but never as they now appeared in incomparable strength and beauty. Words of promise opened out their treasures as he had never seen them before.

Among those treasures were such wonderful things as the grace of Christ, the love of Christ, the joy and peace of Christ; and it seemed as though they needed an “encircling gloom” to draw out their secret and their inner glory. At any rate the realm of gloom became the home of revelation, and Paul began to realize as never before the range and wealth of his spiritual inheritance.

–Dr. Jowett

“Every flower, even the fairest, has its shadow beneath it as it basks in the sunlight.”

Where there is much light there is also much shade.

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(Luke 9:26 and Mark 8:38

If anyone is Ashamed of Me on earth, I shall be ashamed of him in Heaven.)

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What Happens When You Die?

WHEN A CHRISTIAN DIES THEY ARE TAKEN BY ANGELS TO BE WITH JESUS: LUKE 16:22 WHEN AN UNBELIEVER DIES HIS SOUL GOES STRAIGHT TO HADES/HELL: LUKE 16: 22-23.

TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN YOU MUST:

  1. BELIEVE, ON FAITH, JOHN 3:16: THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS, TO THIS EARTH TO DIE ON THE CROSS AT CALVARY OVER 2,000 YEARS AGO, AS PAYMENT FOR ALL OF YOUR SINS, WAS BURIED IN A BORROWED TOMB, ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON THE 3RD DAY (EASTER) AND ASCENDED BACK INTO HEAVEN TO SIT ON HIS THRONE TO THE RIGHT-HAND OF HIS FATHER GOD AS OUR: HIGH-PRIEST, ADVOCATE, LORD AND SAVIOR;
  2. PRAY TO GOD ADMITTING THAT YOU ARE A SINNER AND THAT YOU REPENT OF THOSE SINS;
  3. ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR, ON FAITH;
  4. THAT YOU ARE MAKING HIM THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE AND ARE GIVING HIM CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE, IN JESUS’ NAME, AMEN.

If you do those 4 things, The Holy Spirit will enter your soul and you will become a Born-Again Christian and have your ticket into Heaven when you die where you will be with all other Christians for Eternity where there is no end!John 14:6 makes it very clear that there is no other way into Heaven.God loves you and He wants you to be with Him in Heaven!But there is a problem: The entire Human Race has been infected with a disease sin when Adam & Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden and there is only one cure for that sin:Jesus Christ.You CANNOT earn your way into Heaven: The Price has already been paid by Christ’s Death on the Cross, kind of like if you were eating at a Restaurant and the Waitress comes by & tells you that someone else picked up your check!I personally am a great sinner,but I have a Great Savior.I beg you to do these 4 things NOW! Those are probably the most important 3 letters in the English language! There may be no tomorrow for you; please accept Christ as your Personal Savior now and KNOW that all of your sins are forgiven and that you will go to Heaven when you die.God Bless you,Bob Lewis, Sinner saved by Grace OurDailyBread101.com Author of this Blog (OurDailyBread101.com) since December, 2011, Vietnam Vet, B52s, Devout Christian, All that I have belongs to Him, I am just a steward. boblewis02@gmail.com

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GODLINESS EXALTS A NATION, BUT SIN

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Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional

March 5

Morning …

1 Thessalonians 5:6
Let us not sleep, as do others.

There are many ways of promoting Christian wakefulness. Among the rest, let me strongly advise Christians to converse together concerning the ways of the Lord. Christian and Hopeful, as they journeyed towards the Celestial City, said to themselves, “To prevent drowsiness in this place, let us fall into good discourse.” Christian enquired, “Brother, where shall we begin?” And Hopeful answered, “Where God began with us.” Then Christian sang this song-

“When saints do sleepy grow, let them come hither,
And hear how these two pilgrims talk together;
Yea, let them learn of them, in any wise,
Thus to keep open their drowsy slumb’ring eyes.
Saints’ fellowship, if it be managed well,
Keeps them awake, and that in spite of hell.”

Christians who isolate themselves and walk alone, are very liable to grow drowsy. Hold Christian company, and you will be kept wakeful by it, and refreshed and encouraged to make quicker progress in the road to heaven. But as you thus take “sweet counsel” with others in the ways of God, take care that the theme of your converse is the Lord Jesus. Let the eye of faith be constantly looking unto Him; let your heart be full of Him; let your lips speak of His worth. Friend, live near to the cross, and thou wilt not sleep. Labour to impress thyself with a deep sense of the value of the place to which thou art going. If thou rememberest that thou art going to heaven, thou wilt not sleep on the road. If thou thinkest that hell is behind thee, and the devil pursuing thee, thou wilt not loiter. Would the manslayer sleep with the avenger of blood behind him, and the city of refuge before him? Christian, wilt thou sleep whilst the pearly gates are open-the songs of angels waiting for thee to join them-a crown of gold ready for thy brow? Ah! no; in holy fellowship continue to watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation.
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Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

One may ask, “Pastor, why do you passionately believe that Jesus is literally going to return to the earth?”  These are a few reasons:

Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

  1.  Jesus said He would!  John 14:3 “I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
  2.  The entire Christian view of history demands it.
  3. The prophetic signs found in scripture are now clearly being fulfilled.
  • Earthquakes all over the globe.  Matthew 24:7 – (over 20,000 since 1971)
  • Hearts will fail for fear.  Luke 21:26 –  Suicides are epidemic.
  • Great explosions of learning.  II Timothy 3:7 – People cannot discern the truth.
  • Immorality abounds.  Luke 17:26-27 – Like the days of Noah.

Scripture clearly teaches that Jesus will come to save His children and judge the rest.

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God and Churchill

I have just completed reading one of the best books that I have read in the last twenty years.  God and Churchill, written by one of our newest Sagemont members Jonathan Sandys (pronounced “sands”), great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill.  Wallace Henley, staff member at Second Baptist Church, Houston, assisted Jonathan in this profound book.  The purpose of the book is to make clear “how the great leader’s sense of divine destiny changed his troubled world and offers help for ours.”  Tyndale Momentum is the publisher.  The book has many profound quotes.  However, there is one that has impacted my life more than many others.  Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher, addressing the Church of Scotland General Assembly in 1988, said “I think back to many discussions in my early life when we all agreed that if you try to take the fruits of Christianity without its roots, the fruits will wither.  And they will not come back unless you nurture the roots.”

One of the responsibilities of the Bride of Christ, the Church, is to keep Christianity on track and prevent the derailing of His ultimate purpose.  The paganism that is engulfing us today will ultimately destroy us unless we return to the roots of our faith.  “Our faith is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”  It is on the solid rock we must stand for truly all other ground is sinking sand.

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We Are More Than Conquerors!

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Revelation Five – Jesus Breaks the 7 Seals – Video & Audio

Revelation Six – Tribulation Begins – Video & Audio

Revelation Seven – The 144,000 – Video & Audio

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Favorite Scriptures and Quotations

“Roll on Jehovah thy way” (Ps. 37:6, margin).

Whatever it is that presses thee, go tell the Father; put the whole matter over into His hand, and so shalt thou be freed from that dividing, perplexing care that the world is full of. When thou art either to do or suffer anything, when thou art about any purpose or business, go tell God of it, and acquaint Him with it; yes, burden Him with it, and thou hast done for matter of caring; no more care, but quiet, sweet, diligence in thy duty, and dependence on Him for the carriage of thy matters. Roll thy cares, and thyself with them, as one burden, all on thy God.
R. Leighton

Build a little fence of trust
Around today;
Fill the space with loving work
And therein stay.

Look not through the sheltering bars
Upon tomorrow;
God will help thee bear what comes
Of joy or sorrow.
Mary Butts

We shall find it impossible to commit our way unto the Lord, unless it be a way that He approves. It is only by faith that a man can commit his way unto the Lord; if there be the slightest doubt in the heart that “our way” is not a good one, faith will refuse to have anything to do with it. This committing of our way must be a continuous, not a single act. However extraordinary and unexpected may seem to be His guidance, however near the precipice He may take you, you are not to snatch the guiding reins out of His hands.

Are we willing to have all our ways submitted to God, for Him to pronounce judgment on them? There is nothing a Christian needs to be more scrutinizing about than about his confirmed habits and views. He is too apt to take for granted the Divine approbation of them. Why are some Christians so anxious, so fearful? Evidently because they have not left their way with the Lord. They took it to Him, but brought it away with them again.
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ADDITIONAL PRAYER REQUESTS: Please Pray for the economy in our Great Nation . For Peace, Democracy and Freedom in the Middle East; For a solution to our Immigration Problem; Protection for Jerusalem and Israel; Wisdom, Common Sense and Good Judgment for our World, National, State and Local Leaders; For our Military Men & Women in harm’s-way overseas; For our Police, Fire and EMS Personnel watching over us on a local level; For our Country; that it will turn from its wicked ways and humble itself before God so that He will heal our land! That we will elect the people that God would have us to elect to office. Please Email your Prayer Requests to:

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Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes

Bob’s Favorite Quotes:

 1.) The beginning of  anxiety is the end of Faith and the end of anxiety is the beginning of Faith. George Mueller 

 2.) Its not Red, Yellow, Black or White Races; Its the HUMAN RACE! Bob Lewis – June 2, 2011 (You can quote me on that!)

 3.) God will NOT do what YOU can do and YOU cannot do what GOD can do!

 4.) FAITH MAKES THINGS POSSIBLE… NOT EASY!

 5.) GOD is GOD alone; I am NOT GOD;

We should ALL state that to ourselves;

He does NOT need our help, we need His!

Other favorite Verses:

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.

23rd Psalm

Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:15

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8

He that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 10:22

The Lord hath given him rest from all his enemies.

11 Samuel 7:1

Thy remembrance shall endure into all generations.

102nd Psalm

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.

Philippians 1:3

He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life.

John 3:16

I rejoice in thy salvation.

1 Samuel 2:1

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

23rd Psalm

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well please.

Matthew 3:17

Blessed is the man who maketh the Lord his trust.

Psalms 40:4

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

Matthew 11:28

Sleep on now, and take your rest.

Matthew 26:45

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:4

…Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Matthew 25:21

I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live.

John 11:25

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:1

…All things work together for good to them that love God.

Romans 8:28

…Be thou faith unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Revelation 2:10

…Not my will, but thine be done.

Luke 22:42

The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other.

Genesis 31:49

For with thee is the foundation of life: in the light shall we see light.

Ps.xxxvi:9

God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

1 John iv:16

Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends.

John xv:13

This is the promise… the life everlasting.

Matthew xix:14

Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”

Bible Verses About Kingdom Of Heaven:

Bible verses related to Kingdom Of Heaven from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 7:21 – Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:3 – Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Revelation 21:1-27 – And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.   (Read More…)

Matthew 5:10 – Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 17:20-21 – And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:   (Read More…)

Matthew 6:10 – Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.

Matthew 25:31-34 – When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:   (Read More…)

Mark 1:15 – And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

John 3:3 – Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Mark 10:15 – Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

Matthew 6:19-21 – Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:   (Read More…)

Matthew 10:7 – And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Luke 11:20 – But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

John 18:36 – Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Acts 14:22 – Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:5 – Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 6:50-71 – This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.   (Read More…)

Matthew 13:33 – Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

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Most Important Verse in the Bible:

The most important verse in The Holy Bible is: Jesus told Nicodemus: “For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him shall not perish but have Everlasting Life!” John 3:16

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The Second Most Important Verse in the Bible:

The SECOND most important verse is: Jesus said: “I Am The Way The Truth and The Life: NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME!” John 14:6

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God’s Ways Are Not Ours! # 3146

Daily Introduction

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MY KING, DO YOU KNOW HIM?

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INDEX

Daily Prayer
Billy Graham
Samaritan’s Purse (Franklin Graham)
Financial Supporters
Special Prayer
The Gideons International
Bible Reading for the Day
Sagemont Church Sunday Service
Sagemont Church Sunday Bible Study
Translate into 109 other Languages
Daily Audio Reading of a Chapter from the Book of Revelation
Piano Arrangements from Dr Tom Stampfli
Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers
The Greatest Thing…
Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon
Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert
What Happens When You Die?
A Ticket to Heaven by Carrington Weems
Special Quote from Proverbs
Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional
Sagemont Founding Pastor Dr John Morgan
Book: God and Churchill
Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers
We Are More Than Conquerors!
Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation
Favorite Scriptures and Quotations
Prayer Requests
Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes
Most Important Verse in the Bible:
The Second Most Important Verse in the Bible:
Send us Your Favorite Scriptures
Feel Free to Copy and Paste Any and All of This Blog to All of Your Contacts
The Great Commission
How to Contact the Author and to Opt-Out

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Daily Prayer

Prayer: Father God we Pray that we will remember that all of our Ancestors came to this Great Country on different Ships, that we all fought together 243 years ago for our Freedom and that we are now ALL in the SAME ship now. That your Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ,  COMMANDED us as He ascended back into Heaven to be with You, to love each other as we do ourselves. Please help us all to remember that You created us all equal, none better than the other in Your Sight, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Billy Graham

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Financial Supporters

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Special Prayer

Lord God, help me to remember your laws and keep them foremost in my mind. I love you with all my heart, soul, and strength in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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The Gideons International

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Bible Reading for the Day

A CHALLENGE FOR YOU: Start reading at least one Chapter a day from the Bible!

Proverbs 24

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Sagemont Church Sunday Service

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Dr Matt Carter, Senior Pastor

August 23, 2020

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Sagemont Church Sunday Bible Study

Book of Esther

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Sagemont Church Bible Study August 23, 2020

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Daily Audio Reading of a Chapter from the Book of Revelation

Read to you by the Blog Author: Bob Lewis

Revelation Four – The Judgment of God on Earth – Video & Audio

 

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Piano Arrangements from Dr Tom Stampfli

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Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers

Love Worth Finding

August 24

God’s Ways Are Not Ours!

BIBLE MEDITATION:

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose”

(Romans 8:28)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

Sometimes we say, “Now if I were God, I would have done it this way.” But we just don’t understand the ways of God. God put this world together the way He wanted it.

If you ever learn this secret to getting into the ways of God, it will open up so many things to you. The Bible says “So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend (Exodus 33:11). Psalm 103:7 says “He made known His ways unto Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.” There is a significant difference. A lot of us just see the acts of God, but we don’t understand the ways of God.

When the Israelites were in the wilderness, being bitten by the fiery serpents, I imagine they were saying, “God, kill the serpents!” But He didn’t do that. Instead, He told Moses to put a fiery serpent upon a brass pole, and whoever looked at it would live—a foreshadowing of His only Son lifted high upon a cross to save all mankind.

People ask, “Why doesn’t God kill the devil? If there’s a God, and the devil’s so bad, why doesn’t God just kill him?” God doesn’t kill the devil. God puts His Son on the cross. We need to understand the ways of God.

ACTION POINT:

Some things you’ll never understand until you reach Heaven. One of the greatest promises in the Bible is Romans 8:28. Stop trying to figure it all out. In faith, trust Him to form you into the vessel He wants you to be.

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The Greatest Thing…

The Greatest thing that ever happened to me was when I realized that GOD forgave me of all my sins through the Death, Burial and Resurrection of His Son, Jesus and through my Faith in Him.”

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Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon

August 24

Love and Seek True Wisdom
“I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early shall find Me” (Proverbs 8:17).

Wisdom loves her lovers and seeks her seekers. He is already wise who seeks to be wise, and he has almost found wisdom who diligently seeks her. What is true of wisdom in general is specially true of wisdom embodied in our LORD Jesus. Him we are to love and to seek, and in return we shall enjoy His love and find Himself. Our business is to seek Jesus early in life. Happy are the young whose morning is spent with Jesus! It is never too soon to seek the LORD Jesus. Early seekers make certain finders. We should seek Him early by diligence. Thriving tradesmen are early risers, and thriving saints seek Jesus eagerly. Those who find Jesus to their enrichment give their hearts to seeking Him. We must seek Him first, and thus earliest. Above all things Jesus. Jesus first and nothing else even as a bad second. The blessing is that He will be found. He reveals Himself more and more clearly to our search…. Happy men who seek One who, when He is found, remains with them forever, a treasure growingly precious to their hearts and understandings. LORD Jesus, l have found Thee; be found of me to an unutterable degree of joyous satisfaction.

Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert

 

August 24

He went out, not knowing whither he went (Hebrews 11:8).

It is faith without sight. When we can see, it is not faith, but reasoning. In crossing the Atlantic we observed this very principle of faith. We saw no path upon the sea, nor sign of the shore. And yet day by day we were marking our path upon the chart as exactly as if there had followed us a great chalk line upon the sea. And when we came within twenty miles of land, we knew where we were as exactly as if we had seen it all three thousand miles ahead.

How had we measured and marked our course? Day by day our captain had taken his instruments and, looking up to the sky, had fixed his course by the sun. He was sailing by the heavenly, not the earthly lights.

So faith looks up and sails on, by God’s great Sun, not seeing one shore line or earthly lighthouse or path upon the way. Often its steps seem to lead into utter uncertainty, and even darkness and disaster; but He opens the way, and often makes such midnight hours the very gates of day.

Let us go forth this day, not knowing, but trusting.
–Days of Heaven upon Earth

“Waiting on God brings us to our journey’s end quicker than our feet.”

The opportunity is often lost by deliberation.

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(Luke 9:26 and Mark 8:38

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What Happens When You Die?

WHEN A CHRISTIAN DIES THEY ARE TAKEN BY ANGELS TO BE WITH JESUS: LUKE 16:22 WHEN AN UNBELIEVER DIES HIS SOUL GOES STRAIGHT TO HADES/HELL: LUKE 16: 22-23.

TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN YOU MUST:

  1. BELIEVE, ON FAITH, JOHN 3:16: THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS, TO THIS EARTH TO DIE ON THE CROSS AT CALVARY OVER 2,000 YEARS AGO, AS PAYMENT FOR ALL OF YOUR SINS, WAS BURIED IN A BORROWED TOMB, ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON THE 3RD DAY (EASTER) AND ASCENDED BACK INTO HEAVEN TO SIT ON HIS THRONE TO THE RIGHT-HAND OF HIS FATHER GOD AS OUR: HIGH-PRIEST, ADVOCATE, LORD AND SAVIOR;
  2. PRAY TO GOD ADMITTING THAT YOU ARE A SINNER AND THAT YOU REPENT OF THOSE SINS;
  3. ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR, ON FAITH;
  4. THAT YOU ARE MAKING HIM THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE AND ARE GIVING HIM CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE, IN JESUS’ NAME, AMEN.

If you do those 4 things, The Holy Spirit will enter your soul and you will become a Born-Again Christian and have your ticket into Heaven when you die where you will be with all other Christians for Eternity where there is no end!John 14:6 makes it very clear that there is no other way into Heaven.God loves you and He wants you to be with Him in Heaven!But there is a problem: The entire Human Race has been infected with a disease sin when Adam & Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden and there is only one cure for that sin:Jesus Christ.You CANNOT earn your way into Heaven: The Price has already been paid by Christ’s Death on the Cross, kind of like if you were eating at a Restaurant and the Waitress comes by & tells you that someone else picked up your check!I personally am a great sinner,but I have a Great Savior.I beg you to do these 4 things NOW! Those are probably the most important 3 letters in the English language! There may be no tomorrow for you; please accept Christ as your Personal Savior now and KNOW that all of your sins are forgiven and that you will go to Heaven when you die.God Bless you,Bob Lewis, Sinner saved by Grace OurDailyBread101.com Author of this Blog (OurDailyBread101.com) since December, 2011, Vietnam Vet, B52s, Devout Christian, All that I have belongs to Him, I am just a steward. boblewis02@gmail.com

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Special Quote from Proverbs

GODLINESS EXALTS A NATION, BUT SIN

IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!

PROVERBS 14:34

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Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional

March 5

Morning …

1 Thessalonians 5:6
Let us not sleep, as do others.

There are many ways of promoting Christian wakefulness. Among the rest, let me strongly advise Christians to converse together concerning the ways of the Lord. Christian and Hopeful, as they journeyed towards the Celestial City, said to themselves, “To prevent drowsiness in this place, let us fall into good discourse.” Christian enquired, “Brother, where shall we begin?” And Hopeful answered, “Where God began with us.” Then Christian sang this song-

“When saints do sleepy grow, let them come hither,
And hear how these two pilgrims talk together;
Yea, let them learn of them, in any wise,
Thus to keep open their drowsy slumb’ring eyes.
Saints’ fellowship, if it be managed well,
Keeps them awake, and that in spite of hell.”

Christians who isolate themselves and walk alone, are very liable to grow drowsy. Hold Christian company, and you will be kept wakeful by it, and refreshed and encouraged to make quicker progress in the road to heaven. But as you thus take “sweet counsel” with others in the ways of God, take care that the theme of your converse is the Lord Jesus. Let the eye of faith be constantly looking unto Him; let your heart be full of Him; let your lips speak of His worth. Friend, live near to the cross, and thou wilt not sleep. Labour to impress thyself with a deep sense of the value of the place to which thou art going. If thou rememberest that thou art going to heaven, thou wilt not sleep on the road. If thou thinkest that hell is behind thee, and the devil pursuing thee, thou wilt not loiter. Would the manslayer sleep with the avenger of blood behind him, and the city of refuge before him? Christian, wilt thou sleep whilst the pearly gates are open-the songs of angels waiting for thee to join them-a crown of gold ready for thy brow? Ah! no; in holy fellowship continue to watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation.
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Sagemont Founding Pastor Dr John Morgan

Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

One may ask, “Pastor, why do you passionately believe that Jesus is literally going to return to the earth?”  These are a few reasons:

Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

  1.  Jesus said He would!  John 14:3 “I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
  2.  The entire Christian view of history demands it.
  3. The prophetic signs found in scripture are now clearly being fulfilled.
  • Earthquakes all over the globe.  Matthew 24:7 – (over 20,000 since 1971)
  • Hearts will fail for fear.  Luke 21:26 –  Suicides are epidemic.
  • Great explosions of learning.  II Timothy 3:7 – People cannot discern the truth.
  • Immorality abounds.  Luke 17:26-27 – Like the days of Noah.

Scripture clearly teaches that Jesus will come to save His children and judge the rest.

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Book: God and Churchill

God and Churchill

I have just completed reading one of the best books that I have read in the last twenty years.  God and Churchill, written by one of our newest Sagemont members Jonathan Sandys (pronounced “sands”), great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill.  Wallace Henley, staff member at Second Baptist Church, Houston, assisted Jonathan in this profound book.  The purpose of the book is to make clear “how the great leader’s sense of divine destiny changed his troubled world and offers help for ours.”  Tyndale Momentum is the publisher.  The book has many profound quotes.  However, there is one that has impacted my life more than many others.  Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher, addressing the Church of Scotland General Assembly in 1988, said “I think back to many discussions in my early life when we all agreed that if you try to take the fruits of Christianity without its roots, the fruits will wither.  And they will not come back unless you nurture the roots.”

One of the responsibilities of the Bride of Christ, the Church, is to keep Christianity on track and prevent the derailing of His ultimate purpose.  The paganism that is engulfing us today will ultimately destroy us unless we return to the roots of our faith.  “Our faith is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”  It is on the solid rock we must stand for truly all other ground is sinking sand.

Note:  The book God and Churchill is available in the Sagemont Bookstore.

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Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers

PLEASE REMEMBER JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL IN YOUR PRAYERS!

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We Are More Than Conquerors!

We are more than Conquerors – Video & Audio

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Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation

Read and hear each Chapter from the Book of Revelation:

Revelation One – We are all Priests – Video & Audio

Revelation Two – Jesus Talking – Video & Audio

Revelation Three – We will sit beside Jesus – Video & Audio

Revelation Four – The Judgment of God on Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Five – Jesus Breaks the 7 Seals – Video & Audio

Revelation Six – Tribulation Begins – Video & Audio

Revelation Seven – The 144,000 – Video & Audio

Revelation Eight – 7th Seal & 1st 4 Trumpets – Video & Audio

Revelation Nine – 200,000,000 Warriors – Video & Audio

Revelation Ten – Mighty Angel Standing on the sea and land – Video & Audio

Revelation Eleven – The Two Prophets – Video & Audio

Revelation Twelve – Satan defeated and cast down to Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Thirteen – Antichrist and his lieutenat arise – Video & Audio

Revelation Fourteen – Christ arrives on Mount Zion – Video & Audio

Revelation Fifteen – Last 3 1/2 Years of Tribulation – Video & Audio

Revelation Sixteen – The 7 Flasks are poured out upon the Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Seventeen – False Religious System – Video & Audio

Revelation Eighteen – Babylon Falls – Video & Audio

Revelation Nineteen – The Wedding Banquet of the Lamb – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty – 1,000 Year Reign of Christ on Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty-One – The New Earth and New Jerusalem – Video & Audio

Revelation Twenty-Two – The Throne of God and The Lamb – Video & Audio

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Favorite Scriptures and Quotations

“Roll on Jehovah thy way” (Ps. 37:6, margin).

Whatever it is that presses thee, go tell the Father; put the whole matter over into His hand, and so shalt thou be freed from that dividing, perplexing care that the world is full of. When thou art either to do or suffer anything, when thou art about any purpose or business, go tell God of it, and acquaint Him with it; yes, burden Him with it, and thou hast done for matter of caring; no more care, but quiet, sweet, diligence in thy duty, and dependence on Him for the carriage of thy matters. Roll thy cares, and thyself with them, as one burden, all on thy God.
R. Leighton

Build a little fence of trust
Around today;
Fill the space with loving work
And therein stay.

Look not through the sheltering bars
Upon tomorrow;
God will help thee bear what comes
Of joy or sorrow.
Mary Butts

We shall find it impossible to commit our way unto the Lord, unless it be a way that He approves. It is only by faith that a man can commit his way unto the Lord; if there be the slightest doubt in the heart that “our way” is not a good one, faith will refuse to have anything to do with it. This committing of our way must be a continuous, not a single act. However extraordinary and unexpected may seem to be His guidance, however near the precipice He may take you, you are not to snatch the guiding reins out of His hands.

Are we willing to have all our ways submitted to God, for Him to pronounce judgment on them? There is nothing a Christian needs to be more scrutinizing about than about his confirmed habits and views. He is too apt to take for granted the Divine approbation of them. Why are some Christians so anxious, so fearful? Evidently because they have not left their way with the Lord. They took it to Him, but brought it away with them again.
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Recommendation: Let your Marriage be a Dance… Choreographed by God!

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May God Bless you in all that you say and do today and every day this year;

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Please Pray for our Troops that remain in Harm’s Way over-seas;

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Please Pray for the Unemployed, the Homeless and the Unsaved around the world;

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Prayer Requests

ADDITIONAL PRAYER REQUESTS: Please Pray for the economy in our Great Nation . For Peace, Democracy and Freedom in the Middle East; For a solution to our Immigration Problem; Protection for Jerusalem and Israel; Wisdom, Common Sense and Good Judgment for our World, National, State and Local Leaders; For our Military Men & Women in harm’s-way overseas; For our Police, Fire and EMS Personnel watching over us on a local level; For our Country; that it will turn from its wicked ways and humble itself before God so that He will heal our land! That we will elect the people that God would have us to elect to office. Please Email your Prayer Requests to:

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Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes

Bob’s Favorite Quotes:

 1.) The beginning of  anxiety is the end of Faith and the end of anxiety is the beginning of Faith. George Mueller 

 2.) Its not Red, Yellow, Black or White Races; Its the HUMAN RACE! Bob Lewis – June 2, 2011 (You can quote me on that!)

 3.) God will NOT do what YOU can do and YOU cannot do what GOD can do!

 4.) FAITH MAKES THINGS POSSIBLE… NOT EASY!

 5.) GOD is GOD alone; I am NOT GOD;

We should ALL state that to ourselves;

He does NOT need our help, we need His!

Other favorite Verses:

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.

23rd Psalm

Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:15

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8

He that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 10:22

The Lord hath given him rest from all his enemies.

11 Samuel 7:1

Thy remembrance shall endure into all generations.

102nd Psalm

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.

Philippians 1:3

He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life.

John 3:16

I rejoice in thy salvation.

1 Samuel 2:1

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

23rd Psalm

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well please.

Matthew 3:17

Blessed is the man who maketh the Lord his trust.

Psalms 40:4

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

Matthew 11:28

Sleep on now, and take your rest.

Matthew 26:45

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:4

…Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Matthew 25:21

I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live.

John 11:25

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:1

…All things work together for good to them that love God.

Romans 8:28

…Be thou faith unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Revelation 2:10

…Not my will, but thine be done.

Luke 22:42

The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other.

Genesis 31:49

For with thee is the foundation of life: in the light shall we see light.

Ps.xxxvi:9

God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

1 John iv:16

Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends.

John xv:13

This is the promise… the life everlasting.

Matthew xix:14

Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”

Bible Verses About Kingdom Of Heaven:

Bible verses related to Kingdom Of Heaven from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 7:21 – Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:3 – Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Revelation 21:1-27 – And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.   (Read More…)

Matthew 5:10 – Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 17:20-21 – And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:   (Read More…)

Matthew 6:10 – Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.

Matthew 25:31-34 – When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:   (Read More…)

Mark 1:15 – And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

John 3:3 – Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Mark 10:15 – Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

Matthew 6:19-21 – Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:   (Read More…)

Matthew 10:7 – And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Luke 11:20 – But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

John 18:36 – Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Acts 14:22 – Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:5 – Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 6:50-71 – This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.   (Read More…)

Matthew 13:33 – Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

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May God Bless the reading of His Word and may He Bless you and your family and let His Favor shine down upon you today in everything you say and do, in Christ’s Name, Amen.

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Most Important Verse in the Bible:

The most important verse in The Holy Bible is: Jesus told Nicodemus: “For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him shall not perish but have Everlasting Life!” John 3:16

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The Second Most Important Verse in the Bible:

The SECOND most important verse is: Jesus said: “I Am The Way The Truth and The Life: NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME!” John 14:6

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His Great Commission, as He ascended back into Heaven while on the road to Bethany was:

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You Are Not God! # 3145

Daily Introduction

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MY KING, DO YOU KNOW HIM?

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INDEX

Daily Prayer
Billy Graham
Samaritan’s Purse (Franklin Graham)
Financial Supporters
Special Prayer
The Gideons International
Bible Reading for the Day
Sagemont Church Sunday Service
Sagemont Church Sunday Bible Study
Translate into 109 other Languages
Daily Audio Reading of a Chapter from the Book of Revelation
Piano Arrangements from Dr Tom Stampfli
Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers
The Greatest Thing…
Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon
Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert
What Happens When You Die?
A Ticket to Heaven by Carrington Weems
Special Quote from Proverbs
Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional
Sagemont Founding Pastor Dr John Morgan
Book: God and Churchill
Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers
We Are More Than Conquerors!
Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation
Favorite Scriptures and Quotations
Prayer Requests
Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes
Most Important Verse in the Bible:
The Second Most Important Verse in the Bible:
Send us Your Favorite Scriptures
Feel Free to Copy and Paste Any and All of This Blog to All of Your Contacts
The Great Commission
How to Contact the Author and to Opt-Out

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Daily Prayer

Prayer: Father God we Pray that we will remember that all of our Ancestors came to this Great Country on different Ships, that we all fought together 243 years ago for our Freedom and that we are now ALL in the SAME ship now. That your Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ,  COMMANDED us as He ascended back into Heaven to be with You, to love each other as we do ourselves. Please help us all to remember that You created us all equal, none better than the other in Your Sight, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Billy Graham

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AMERICA’S PASTOR, DR. BILLY GRAHAM

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Daily Devotional: Dr Adrian Rogers

Love Worth Finding

August 23

You Are Not God!

BIBLE MEDITATION:

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.”

(Isaiah 55:8)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

God says, “My thoughts and your thoughts are different. My ways and your ways are different.” We need to understand that God works on a different thought level than we do.

I heard of a man criticizing the way the Lord made things. He said, “It doesn’t make sense to me. A great big oak tree only has little acorns on it, but a weak watermelon vine has to bear those heavy watermelons. It would make sense for the watermelons to be on the oak tree, and the acorns on the vine.”

About that time an acorn hit him on the head, and he said, “I’m glad it wasn’t a watermelon.”

ACTION POINT:

Have you ever heard someone say, “Well, if I were God, I would…”? Maybe you’ve said it yourself. But how foolish—you don’t know what God knows! When you face something you can’t understand, ask God to help you understand. In the meantime, trust Him for the answer.

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The Greatest Thing…

The Greatest thing that ever happened to me was when I realized that GOD forgave me of all my sins through the Death, Burial and Resurrection of His Son, Jesus and through my Faith in Him.”

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Daily Devotional: Dr Charles Hadden Spurgeon

August 23

Wrath to God’s Glory
“Surely the wrath of man shall praise Thee: the remainder of wrath shalt Thou restrain”   (Psalm 76:10).

Wicked men will be wrathful. Their anger we must endure as the badge of our calling, the token of our separation from them: if we were of the world, the world would love its own. Our comfort is that the wrath of man shall be made to redound to the glory of God. When in their wrath the wicked crucified the Son of God they were unwittingly fulfilling the divine purpose, and in a thousand cases the willfulness of the ungodly is doing the same. They think themselves free, but like convicts in chains they are unconsciously working out the decrees of the Almighty. The devices of the wicked are overruled for their defeat. They act in a suicidal way and baffle their own plottings. Nothing will come of their wrath which can do us real harm. When they burned the martyrs, the smoke which blew from the stake sickened men of popery more than anything else. Meanwhile, the LORD has a muzzle and a chain for bears. He restrains the more furious wrath of the enemy. He is like a miller who holds back the mass of the water in the stream, and what He does allow to flow He uses for the turning of His wheel. Let us not sigh, but sing. All is well, however hard the wind blows.

Daily Devotional: Streams in the Desert

 

August 23

And the rest, some on boards, some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass that they escaped all safe to land (Acts 27:44).

The marvelous story of Paul’s voyage to Rome, with its trials and triumphs, is a fine pattern of the lights and shades of the way of faith all through the story of human life. The remarkable feature of it is the hard and narrow places which we find intermingled with God’s most extraordinary interpositions and providences.

It is the common idea that the pathway of faith is strewn with flowers, and that when God interposes in the life of His people, He does it on a scale so grand that He lifts us quite out of the plane of difficulties. The actual fact, however, is that the real experience is quite contrary. The story of the Bible is one of alternate trial and triumph in the case of everyone of the cloud of witnesses from Abel down to the latest martyr.

Paul, more than anyone else, was an example of how much a child of God can suffer without being crushed or broken in spirit. On account of his testifying in Damascus, he was hunted down by persecutors and obliged to fly for his life. but we behold no heavenly chariot transporting the holy apostle amid thunderbolts of flame from the reach of his foes, but “through a window in a basket,” was he let down over the walls of Damascus and so escaped their hands. In an old clothes basket, like a bundle of laundry, or groceries, the servant of Jesus Christ was dropped from the window and ignominiously fled from the hate of his foes.

Here is God’s pattern for our own lives. Here is a Gospel of help for people that have to live in this every day world with real and ordinary surroundings, and a thousand practical conditions which have to be met in a thoroughly practical way.

God’s promises and God’s providences do not lift us out of the plane of common sense and commonplace trial, but it is through these very things that faith is perfected, and that God loves to interweave the golden threads of His love along the warp and woof of our every day experience.
–Hard Places in the Way of Faith

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What Happens When You Die?

WHEN A CHRISTIAN DIES THEY ARE TAKEN BY ANGELS TO BE WITH JESUS: LUKE 16:22 WHEN AN UNBELIEVER DIES HIS SOUL GOES STRAIGHT TO HADES/HELL: LUKE 16: 22-23.

TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN YOU MUST:

  1. BELIEVE, ON FAITH, JOHN 3:16: THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS, TO THIS EARTH TO DIE ON THE CROSS AT CALVARY OVER 2,000 YEARS AGO, AS PAYMENT FOR ALL OF YOUR SINS, WAS BURIED IN A BORROWED TOMB, ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON THE 3RD DAY (EASTER) AND ASCENDED BACK INTO HEAVEN TO SIT ON HIS THRONE TO THE RIGHT-HAND OF HIS FATHER GOD AS OUR: HIGH-PRIEST, ADVOCATE, LORD AND SAVIOR;
  2. PRAY TO GOD ADMITTING THAT YOU ARE A SINNER AND THAT YOU REPENT OF THOSE SINS;
  3. ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR, ON FAITH;
  4. THAT YOU ARE MAKING HIM THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE AND ARE GIVING HIM CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE, IN JESUS’ NAME, AMEN.

If you do those 4 things, The Holy Spirit will enter your soul and you will become a Born-Again Christian and have your ticket into Heaven when you die where you will be with all other Christians for Eternity where there is no end!John 14:6 makes it very clear that there is no other way into Heaven.God loves you and He wants you to be with Him in Heaven!But there is a problem: The entire Human Race has been infected with a disease sin when Adam & Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden and there is only one cure for that sin:Jesus Christ.You CANNOT earn your way into Heaven: The Price has already been paid by Christ’s Death on the Cross, kind of like if you were eating at a Restaurant and the Waitress comes by & tells you that someone else picked up your check!I personally am a great sinner,but I have a Great Savior.I beg you to do these 4 things NOW! Those are probably the most important 3 letters in the English language! There may be no tomorrow for you; please accept Christ as your Personal Savior now and KNOW that all of your sins are forgiven and that you will go to Heaven when you die.God Bless you,Bob Lewis, Sinner saved by Grace OurDailyBread101.com Author of this Blog (OurDailyBread101.com) since December, 2011, Vietnam Vet, B52s, Devout Christian, All that I have belongs to Him, I am just a steward. boblewis02@gmail.com

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Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional

March 5

Morning …

1 Thessalonians 5:6
Let us not sleep, as do others.

There are many ways of promoting Christian wakefulness. Among the rest, let me strongly advise Christians to converse together concerning the ways of the Lord. Christian and Hopeful, as they journeyed towards the Celestial City, said to themselves, “To prevent drowsiness in this place, let us fall into good discourse.” Christian enquired, “Brother, where shall we begin?” And Hopeful answered, “Where God began with us.” Then Christian sang this song-

“When saints do sleepy grow, let them come hither,
And hear how these two pilgrims talk together;
Yea, let them learn of them, in any wise,
Thus to keep open their drowsy slumb’ring eyes.
Saints’ fellowship, if it be managed well,
Keeps them awake, and that in spite of hell.”

Christians who isolate themselves and walk alone, are very liable to grow drowsy. Hold Christian company, and you will be kept wakeful by it, and refreshed and encouraged to make quicker progress in the road to heaven. But as you thus take “sweet counsel” with others in the ways of God, take care that the theme of your converse is the Lord Jesus. Let the eye of faith be constantly looking unto Him; let your heart be full of Him; let your lips speak of His worth. Friend, live near to the cross, and thou wilt not sleep. Labour to impress thyself with a deep sense of the value of the place to which thou art going. If thou rememberest that thou art going to heaven, thou wilt not sleep on the road. If thou thinkest that hell is behind thee, and the devil pursuing thee, thou wilt not loiter. Would the manslayer sleep with the avenger of blood behind him, and the city of refuge before him? Christian, wilt thou sleep whilst the pearly gates are open-the songs of angels waiting for thee to join them-a crown of gold ready for thy brow? Ah! no; in holy fellowship continue to watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation.
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Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

One may ask, “Pastor, why do you passionately believe that Jesus is literally going to return to the earth?”  These are a few reasons:

Why I Believe in the Return of Christ

  1.  Jesus said He would!  John 14:3 “I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
  2.  The entire Christian view of history demands it.
  3. The prophetic signs found in scripture are now clearly being fulfilled.
  • Earthquakes all over the globe.  Matthew 24:7 – (over 20,000 since 1971)
  • Hearts will fail for fear.  Luke 21:26 –  Suicides are epidemic.
  • Great explosions of learning.  II Timothy 3:7 – People cannot discern the truth.
  • Immorality abounds.  Luke 17:26-27 – Like the days of Noah.

Scripture clearly teaches that Jesus will come to save His children and judge the rest.

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God and Churchill

I have just completed reading one of the best books that I have read in the last twenty years.  God and Churchill, written by one of our newest Sagemont members Jonathan Sandys (pronounced “sands”), great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill.  Wallace Henley, staff member at Second Baptist Church, Houston, assisted Jonathan in this profound book.  The purpose of the book is to make clear “how the great leader’s sense of divine destiny changed his troubled world and offers help for ours.”  Tyndale Momentum is the publisher.  The book has many profound quotes.  However, there is one that has impacted my life more than many others.  Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher, addressing the Church of Scotland General Assembly in 1988, said “I think back to many discussions in my early life when we all agreed that if you try to take the fruits of Christianity without its roots, the fruits will wither.  And they will not come back unless you nurture the roots.”

One of the responsibilities of the Bride of Christ, the Church, is to keep Christianity on track and prevent the derailing of His ultimate purpose.  The paganism that is engulfing us today will ultimately destroy us unless we return to the roots of our faith.  “Our faith is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”  It is on the solid rock we must stand for truly all other ground is sinking sand.

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Remember Israel and Jerusalem in Your Prayers

PLEASE REMEMBER JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL IN YOUR PRAYERS!

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Audio: All 22 Chapters of The Book of Revelation

Read and hear each Chapter from the Book of Revelation:

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Revelation Two – Jesus Talking – Video & Audio

Revelation Three – We will sit beside Jesus – Video & Audio

Revelation Four – The Judgment of God on Earth – Video & Audio

Revelation Five – Jesus Breaks the 7 Seals – Video & Audio

Revelation Six – Tribulation Begins – Video & Audio

Revelation Seven – The 144,000 – Video & Audio

Revelation Eight – 7th Seal & 1st 4 Trumpets – Video & Audio

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Revelation Ten – Mighty Angel Standing on the sea and land – Video & Audio

Revelation Eleven – The Two Prophets – Video & Audio

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Favorite Scriptures and Quotations

“Roll on Jehovah thy way” (Ps. 37:6, margin).

Whatever it is that presses thee, go tell the Father; put the whole matter over into His hand, and so shalt thou be freed from that dividing, perplexing care that the world is full of. When thou art either to do or suffer anything, when thou art about any purpose or business, go tell God of it, and acquaint Him with it; yes, burden Him with it, and thou hast done for matter of caring; no more care, but quiet, sweet, diligence in thy duty, and dependence on Him for the carriage of thy matters. Roll thy cares, and thyself with them, as one burden, all on thy God.
R. Leighton

Build a little fence of trust
Around today;
Fill the space with loving work
And therein stay.

Look not through the sheltering bars
Upon tomorrow;
God will help thee bear what comes
Of joy or sorrow.
Mary Butts

We shall find it impossible to commit our way unto the Lord, unless it be a way that He approves. It is only by faith that a man can commit his way unto the Lord; if there be the slightest doubt in the heart that “our way” is not a good one, faith will refuse to have anything to do with it. This committing of our way must be a continuous, not a single act. However extraordinary and unexpected may seem to be His guidance, however near the precipice He may take you, you are not to snatch the guiding reins out of His hands.

Are we willing to have all our ways submitted to God, for Him to pronounce judgment on them? There is nothing a Christian needs to be more scrutinizing about than about his confirmed habits and views. He is too apt to take for granted the Divine approbation of them. Why are some Christians so anxious, so fearful? Evidently because they have not left their way with the Lord. They took it to Him, but brought it away with them again.
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Author’s (Bob) Favorite Quotes

Bob’s Favorite Quotes:

 1.) The beginning of  anxiety is the end of Faith and the end of anxiety is the beginning of Faith. George Mueller 

 2.) Its not Red, Yellow, Black or White Races; Its the HUMAN RACE! Bob Lewis – June 2, 2011 (You can quote me on that!)

 3.) God will NOT do what YOU can do and YOU cannot do what GOD can do!

 4.) FAITH MAKES THINGS POSSIBLE… NOT EASY!

 5.) GOD is GOD alone; I am NOT GOD;

We should ALL state that to ourselves;

He does NOT need our help, we need His!

Other favorite Verses:

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.

23rd Psalm

Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:15

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8

He that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 10:22

The Lord hath given him rest from all his enemies.

11 Samuel 7:1

Thy remembrance shall endure into all generations.

102nd Psalm

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.

Philippians 1:3

He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life.

John 3:16

I rejoice in thy salvation.

1 Samuel 2:1

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

23rd Psalm

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well please.

Matthew 3:17

Blessed is the man who maketh the Lord his trust.

Psalms 40:4

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

Matthew 11:28

Sleep on now, and take your rest.

Matthew 26:45

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:4

…Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Matthew 25:21

I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live.

John 11:25

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:1

…All things work together for good to them that love God.

Romans 8:28

…Be thou faith unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Revelation 2:10

…Not my will, but thine be done.

Luke 22:42

The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other.

Genesis 31:49

For with thee is the foundation of life: in the light shall we see light.

Ps.xxxvi:9

God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

1 John iv:16

Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends.

John xv:13

This is the promise… the life everlasting.

Matthew xix:14

Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”

Bible Verses About Kingdom Of Heaven:

Bible verses related to Kingdom Of Heaven from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 7:21 – Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:3 – Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Revelation 21:1-27 – And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.   (Read More…)

Matthew 5:10 – Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 17:20-21 – And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:   (Read More…)

Matthew 6:10 – Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.

Matthew 25:31-34 – When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:   (Read More…)

Mark 1:15 – And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

John 3:3 – Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Mark 10:15 – Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

Matthew 6:19-21 – Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:   (Read More…)

Matthew 10:7 – And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Luke 11:20 – But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

John 18:36 – Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Acts 14:22 – Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:5 – Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 6:50-71 – This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.   (Read More…)

Matthew 13:33 – Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

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Most Important Verse in the Bible:

The most important verse in The Holy Bible is: Jesus told Nicodemus: “For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him shall not perish but have Everlasting Life!” John 3:16

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The Second Most Important Verse in the Bible:

The SECOND most important verse is: Jesus said: “I Am The Way The Truth and The Life: NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME!” John 14:6

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