Are you ready to set those weights down? # 2749

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July 23

Are you ready to set those weights down?

 

BIBLE MEDITATION:
Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us….
Hebrews 12:1
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
If you’re going to run a race, how do you prepare yourself? First, you’ve got to lay the weights aside. Athletes run in very light clothing. The less weight, the better. One thing you’ll never see is someone in the Olympics, running in an overcoat. It’s not going to happen. They get as light as they possibly can. You have to lay aside every weight.
The Greek word weight does not mean something that’s sinful. It just means something that burdens you, that holds you down. There are some things that are not bad in themselves. Nothing wrong with an overcoat. You just don’t wear an overcoat when you’re running a race. Paul said: “All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient” (1 Corinthians 6:12).
Friend, it may be some recreational habit you have. It may be some cottage in the woods. It may be some acquaintance, some hobby, too much television, too much sleep. Paul is saying, “Something may be lawful for me, but if it’s not expedient, if it doesn’t speed me on my course, then I need to leave it alone.”
ACTION POINT:
Ask yourself, “Is there something in my life that’s hindering my walk with Christ? Something holding me back? Something that’s excess baggage? Keeping me from being all I ought to be for the Lord Jesus Christ? Whatever it is, if you want to win the race, lay it aside. Good things become bad things when they keep you from the best things.

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JULY 23
An Eternal Pledge
“And I will betroth thee unto Me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto Me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto Me in faithfulness; and thou shalt know the LORD”   (Hosea 2:19-20).

Betrothment unto the LORD! What an honor and a joy! My soul, is Jesus indeed thine by His own condescending betrothal? Then, mark it is forever. He will never break His engagement, much less sue out a divorce against a soul joined to Himself in marriage bonds.

Three times the LORD says, “I will betroth thee.” What words He heaps together to set forth the betrothal! Righteousness comes in to make the covenant legal; none can forbid these lawful bans. Judgment sanctions the alliance with its decree: none can see folly or error in the match. Lovingkindness warrants that this is a love union, for without love betrothal is bondage and not blessedness. Meanwhile, mercy smiles and even sings; yea, she multiplies herself into “mercies” because of the abounding grace of this holy union.

Faithfulness is the registrar and records the marriage, and the Holy Spirit says “Amen” to it as He promises to teach the betrothal heart all the sacred knowledge needful for its high destiny, What a promise!

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JULY 23
And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you… blessed are all they that wait for him (Isaiah 30:18).
We must not only think of our waiting upon God, but also of what is more wonderful still, of God’s waiting upon us. The vision of Him waiting on us will give new impulse and inspiration to our waiting upon Him. It will give us unspeakable confidence that our waiting cannot be in vain. Let us seek even now, at this moment, in the spirit of waiting on God, to find out something of what it means.
He has inconceivably glorious purposes concerning every one of His children. And you ask, “How is it, if He waits to be gracious, that even after I come and wait upon Him, He does not give the help I seek, but waits on longer and longer?” God is a wise husbandman, “who waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it.” He cannot gather the fruit till it is ripe. He knows when we are spiritually ready to receive the blessing to our profit and His glory. Waiting in the sunshine of His love is what will ripen the soul for His blessing. Waiting under the cloud of trial, that breaks in showers of blessings, is as needful.
Be assured that if God waits longer than you could wish, it is only to make the blessing doubly precious. God waited four thousand years, till the fullness of time, ere He sent His Son. Our times are in His hands; He will avenge His elect speedily; He will make haste for our help, and not delay one hour too long.
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June 23, 2019
Happy Sunday Morning Friends:
It is just after 5AM, I just finished lifting up my morning Prayers
to my GOD in Heaven and He placed it upon my heart to be sure
that you knew this:
I ASSURE you that it is straight from Him and that He wanted me to tell YOU!
As you can see, this morning’s Blog is entitled:
“You Are A Wanted Child!”
Here is the simple message that GOD placed upon my heart to tell you:
1.) GOD Truly does LOVE YOU;
2.) He wants you to be in Heaven with Him when you die;
3.) But there is a PROBLEM: Since Adam & Eve’s BIG mistake,
   the entire Human Race has been infected with a disease,
   And there is ONLY ONE CURE!
   If you don’t get cured of this disease, you cannot get into Heaven with GOD:
   The disease is SIN, The ONLY cure for it is Jesus Christ.
   See, GOD is the Sovereign King and Creator of the Universe.
   He sets the Rules!
   His Rule is that you cannot have the Disease called Sin and get into Heaven for Eternity;
   If you die without the only Cure: Jesus Christ: You will be Eternally separated
   from GOD and at the Great White Throne Judgment,
   described in Revelation Chapter 20,
   if you still have that Disease, Angels will take you and toss you into
   the Lake of Fire… for Eternity, there will be no end.
   On the other hand, if you accept the Cure that our Sovereign GOD
   has provided, you will spend Eternity in Heaven, with Him!
   Again: GOD does LOVE you and He wants you in Heaven with Him!
   Over 2,000 years ago, GOD showed His Mercy upon the entire Human Race
   by sending His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the CURE for the Disease, to Shed His
   Sin-Free Blood and Die on that Cross outside of Jerusalem
   as Payment, the CURE for your sins, ALL of them!
   You will be Cured of the disease if, on Faith:
      (That is: Just BELIEVE this Cure because GOD Said it is the Cure:
   Faith is NOT a feeling or emotion, it is just a belief in GOD’s Promises!
   John 3:16 makes it Very Clear:
      FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN
      SON, THAT WHOSOEVER (YOU) BELIEVETH IN HIM SHALL HAVE
      EVERLASTING (ETERNAL) LIFE!)
Now: Here is what our Sovereign GOD has Ruled regarding that word:
BELIEVETH IN HIM:
1.) Believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross at Calvary in payment for your Sins,
ALL OF THEM;
2.) Believe that His Dead Body was placed in a Borrowed Tomb;
3.) That He Arose from the Dead (Was Resurrected) on the 3rd Day
We now call Easter;
4.) Was seen by over 500 people here on earth after His Resurrection and;
5.) Ascended back into Heaven in front of the Galileans;
(Acts 1:9-12)
6.)To sit upon His Throne at the Right-Hand of GOD His/our Father,
As our High Priest, Advocate, LORD and Savior.
If you believe that, on Faith, and will say this simple Prayer:
LORD, I confess that I am a sinner,
By Faith, I accept Jesus Christ as my Personal LORD & Savior,
I Repent of all of my sins and ask You to forgive my sins,
I give control of my life over to Jesus,
In Jesus’ Precious Name I Pray,
Amen.
It is so simple, if you said that Prayer and truly meant it,
You now are Cured of the Disease called sin and have your
Lifetime Ticket, AS OF RIGHT NOW,
Into Heaven!
You have been Born Again, Spiritually, into the Kingdom of Heaven!
Welcome!
Now: Find a good Christian Church near where you live,
Attend regularly and Worship with your fellow Christians,
Start reading & studying your Bible:
The Inspired, Inerrant, Infallible Word of GOD,
Pray OFTEN to Him by telling Him that:
1.) You Adore Him,
2.) Confess your sins to Him, because, although you have
been forgiven of your sins, you are STILL going to occasionally sin,
But, as a Born-Again Christian, you will not enjoy it and,
You will fall out of Fellowship with Him if you don’t confess your sins
to Him and ask forgiveness: You STILL have your place in Heaven,
You can NEVER lose that once you have accepted Jesus
As your Personal Savior, but you should daily, Pray to GOD, in the Name of Jesus,
And confess and ask forgiveness of you sins.
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3.) Thank Him for the Blessings you have received;
4.) Although He already knows it: Tell Him about your needs
And Thank Him for providing them for you, in other words:
Pray with the Faith that GOD will provide all of those needs
For yourself and others that you Pray for!
Thank you for taking the time to read this message that The LORD
placed upon my heart this morning!
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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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(We HAVE to tell others about Jesus: He commanded us in The Great Commission:
In Mark 16:14–18, Luke 24:44–49, Acts 1:4–8, and John 20:19–23. As Jesus
was ascending back into Heaven, He told the disciples to preach repentance and forgiveness,
and promised that they will have divine power.)
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The Only Cure for the Disease that the entire Human Race has:
Jesus Christ, The Savior of the World!
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Bob Lewis
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.
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Do Not Fear Those Who Can Kill Only the Body

December 07, 2017

What if someone broke into your house and threatened to kill you? How do you think you or I might react?

What if you were about to be killed because of your faith in Christ? What do you think you would say or do?

Or what if the fears of some came true, and the nuclear bombs began to fall?  How do you think we would respond? Does the Bible have anything to say to us about such horrible and catastrophic events?

Earlier this week I read a scripture in which Jesus specifically addresses such fears. (I had not read it in a while, and it got my attention precisely because I myself have feared the kinds of things I just mentioned.)  Jesus said, “And do not fear those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can kill both body and soul in hell.” (Matthew 10:28).

These words of Jesus are sobering to say the least. But they are also comforting!

Imagine you were a Christian in a part of the world where some people wanted to kill you just because you believed Jesus is the Son of God. Your potential persecutors would of course want you to fear them, but would they have ever heard this verse where Jesus says not to fear those who can kill only the body but instead to fear only Him who can destroy both body and soul in hell? (Then your persecutors would be the ones who should be afraid for what they are about to do!)

Persecution, and even being killed for our faith, can happen in America. Christians have been shot in church worshipping God. It happened at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, S.C. and at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX.  Be honest. Have you feared that? Could such a fear keep you from going to church? Jesus says that a crazy shooter could kill your body but not your soul, and for that reason you should not fear such a person! He says you and I should fear only the One who can destroy both body and soul in hell.

Winfield Casey Jones is a retired pastor and can be reached at wrjones2002@gmail.com. This column first appeared in the Pearland and Friendswood Reporter News.

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GODLINESS EXALTS A NATION, BUT SIN

IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!

PROVERBS 14:34

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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

God continues to bless Sagemont Church.  In the last two Sundays, over 100 people have made public decisions to make Jesus Christ Lord of their life.  Pastors Chuck Schneider, Stuart Rothberg, and Jim Hastings have been teaching the scriptures as both the Old and New Testaments prophesy and proclaim that Jesus Christ is coming back to this earth again to claim and receive His children unto Himself.  During the worship services, I am preaching the message and promise of 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

godchurchillI 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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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.

1st Epistle of John ii:25

For of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew xix:14

Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”

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Are you ready to pay the price? # 2748

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If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.”
Romans 10:9-10 Bob Lewis
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of The Son of GOD: Jesus Christ

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July 22

Are you ready to pay the price?

 

BIBLE MEDITATION:
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, that I might finish my course.
Acts 20:24
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Do you pay a price—some extra time in the morning—to get into the Word of God? Do you pay the price of being ridiculed because you keep your Bible on your desk in the office or bow your head and thank God for His gracious goodness to you when He gives you a meal? Are you willing to be different? Will you finish your course?
When you’re running this race, you’re going to find out that you’re running right against the grain. There’s the broad way, where most are traveling, and here you are, going the other way. Against the grain.
You see, what we believe is the opposite of what the world without Jesus Christ believes. Our faith in Christ
  • starts at a different source
  • follows a different course
  • ends at a different conclusion
…and there is a price to pay.
ACTION POINT:
Frankly, we don’t like that idea of a “price to pay.” We say, “Well, I’m saved by grace, and so I’m just going to float into heaven on flowery beds of ease.” No. A disciple is one who follows his master, obeys his master, and there is a price to pay.

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JULY 22
Shine as Many Stars
“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever”  
(Daniel 12:3).

Here is something to wake me up. This is worth living for. To be wise is a noble thing in itself: in this place it refers to a divine wisdom which only the LORD Himself can bestow. Oh, to know myself, my God, my Savior! May I be so divinely taught that l may carry into practice heavenly truth and live in the light of it! Is my life a wise one? Am I seeking that which I ought to seek? Am I living as I shall wish I had lived when I come to die? Only such wisdom can secure for me eternal brightness as of yonder sunlit skies.

To be a winner of souls is a glorious attainment. I had need to be wise if I am to turn even one to righteousness; much more if I am to turn many, Oh, for the knowledge of God, of men, of the Word, and of Christ, which will enable me to convert my fellowmen and to convert large numbers of them! I would give myself to this, and never rest till I accomplish it. This will be better than winning stars at court. This will make me a star, a shining star, a star shining forever and ever; yea, more, it will make roe shine as many stars. My soul, arouse thyself. LORD, quicken me!

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JULY 22
Let me prove, I pray thee, but this once with the fleece (Judges 6:39).
There are degrees to faith. At one stage of Christian experience we cannot believe unless we have some sign or some great manifestation of feeling. We feel our fleece, like Gideon, and if it is wet we are willing to trust God. This may be true faith, but it is imperfect. It always looks for feeling or some token besides the Word of God. It marks quite an advance in faith when we trust God without feelings. It is blessed to believe without having any emotion.
There is a third stage of faith which even transcends that of Gideon and his fleece. The first phase of faith believes when there are favorable emotions, the second believes when there is the absence of feeling, but this third form of faith believes God and His Word when circumstances, emotions, appearances, people, and human reason all urge to the contrary. Paul exercised this faith in Acts 27:20, 25, “And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.” Notwithstanding all this Paul said, “Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer; for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.”
May God give us faith to fully trust His Word though everything else witness the other way.
–C. H. P.
When is the time to trust?
Is it when all is calm,
When waves the victor’s palm,
And life is one glad psalm
Of joy and praise?
Nay! but the time to trust
Is when the waves beat high,
When storm clouds fill the sky,
And prayer is one long cry,
O help and save!
When is the time to trust?
Is it when friends are true?
Is it when comforts woo,
And in all we say and do
We meet but praise?
Nay! but the time to trust
Is when we stand alone,
And summer birds have flown,
And every prop is gone,
All else but God.
What is the time to trust?
Is it some future day,
When you have tried your way,
And learned to trust and pray
By bitter woe?
Nay! but the time to trust
Is in this moment’s need,
Poor, broken, bruised reed!
Poor, troubled soul, make speed
To trust thy God.
What is the time to trust?
Is it when hopes beat high,
When sunshine gilds the sky,
And joy and ecstasy
Fill all the heart?
Nay! but the time to trust
Is when our joy is fled,
When sorrow bows the head,
And all is cold and dead,

All else but God.
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June 23, 2019
Happy Sunday Morning Friends:
It is just after 5AM, I just finished lifting up my morning Prayers
to my GOD in Heaven and He placed it upon my heart to be sure
that you knew this:
I ASSURE you that it is straight from Him and that He wanted me to tell YOU!
As you can see, this morning’s Blog is entitled:
“You Are A Wanted Child!”
Here is the simple message that GOD placed upon my heart to tell you:
1.) GOD Truly does LOVE YOU;
2.) He wants you to be in Heaven with Him when you die;
3.) But there is a PROBLEM: Since Adam & Eve’s BIG mistake,
   the entire Human Race has been infected with a disease,
   And there is ONLY ONE CURE!
   If you don’t get cured of this disease, you cannot get into Heaven with GOD:
   The disease is SIN, The ONLY cure for it is Jesus Christ.
   See, GOD is the Sovereign King and Creator of the Universe.
   He sets the Rules!
   His Rule is that you cannot have the Disease called Sin and get into Heaven for Eternity;
   If you die without the only Cure: Jesus Christ: You will be Eternally separated
   from GOD and at the Great White Throne Judgment,
   described in Revelation Chapter 20,
   if you still have that Disease, Angels will take you and toss you into
   the Lake of Fire… for Eternity, there will be no end.
   On the other hand, if you accept the Cure that our Sovereign GOD
   has provided, you will spend Eternity in Heaven, with Him!
   Again: GOD does LOVE you and He wants you in Heaven with Him!
   Over 2,000 years ago, GOD showed His Mercy upon the entire Human Race
   by sending His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the CURE for the Disease, to Shed His
   Sin-Free Blood and Die on that Cross outside of Jerusalem
   as Payment, the CURE for your sins, ALL of them!
   You will be Cured of the disease if, on Faith:
      (That is: Just BELIEVE this Cure because GOD Said it is the Cure:
   Faith is NOT a feeling or emotion, it is just a belief in GOD’s Promises!
   John 3:16 makes it Very Clear:
      FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN
      SON, THAT WHOSOEVER (YOU) BELIEVETH IN HIM SHALL HAVE
      EVERLASTING (ETERNAL) LIFE!)
Now: Here is what our Sovereign GOD has Ruled regarding that word:
BELIEVETH IN HIM:
1.) Believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross at Calvary in payment for your Sins,
ALL OF THEM;
2.) Believe that His Dead Body was placed in a Borrowed Tomb;
3.) That He Arose from the Dead (Was Resurrected) on the 3rd Day
We now call Easter;
4.) Was seen by over 500 people here on earth after His Resurrection and;
5.) Ascended back into Heaven in front of the Galileans;
(Acts 1:9-12)
6.)To sit upon His Throne at the Right-Hand of GOD His/our Father,
As our High Priest, Advocate, LORD and Savior.
If you believe that, on Faith, and will say this simple Prayer:
LORD, I confess that I am a sinner,
By Faith, I accept Jesus Christ as my Personal LORD & Savior,
I Repent of all of my sins and ask You to forgive my sins,
I give control of my life over to Jesus,
In Jesus’ Precious Name I Pray,
Amen.
It is so simple, if you said that Prayer and truly meant it,
You now are Cured of the Disease called sin and have your
Lifetime Ticket, AS OF RIGHT NOW,
Into Heaven!
You have been Born Again, Spiritually, into the Kingdom of Heaven!
Welcome!
Now: Find a good Christian Church near where you live,
Attend regularly and Worship with your fellow Christians,
Start reading & studying your Bible:
The Inspired, Inerrant, Infallible Word of GOD,
Pray OFTEN to Him by telling Him that:
1.) You Adore Him,
2.) Confess your sins to Him, because, although you have
been forgiven of your sins, you are STILL going to occasionally sin,
But, as a Born-Again Christian, you will not enjoy it and,
You will fall out of Fellowship with Him if you don’t confess your sins
to Him and ask forgiveness: You STILL have your place in Heaven,
You can NEVER lose that once you have accepted Jesus
As your Personal Savior, but you should daily, Pray to GOD, in the Name of Jesus,
And confess and ask forgiveness of you sins.
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3.) Thank Him for the Blessings you have received;
4.) Although He already knows it: Tell Him about your needs
And Thank Him for providing them for you, in other words:
Pray with the Faith that GOD will provide all of those needs
For yourself and others that you Pray for!
Thank you for taking the time to read this message that The LORD
placed upon my heart this morning!
Please feel free to copy and forward this Plan of Salvation to any and all of your Contacts:
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If anyone is Ashamed of Me on earth, I shall be ashamed of him in Heaven.)
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(We HAVE to tell others about Jesus: He commanded us in The Great Commission:
In Mark 16:14–18, Luke 24:44–49, Acts 1:4–8, and John 20:19–23. As Jesus
was ascending back into Heaven, He told the disciples to preach repentance and forgiveness,
and promised that they will have divine power.)
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The Only Cure for the Disease that the entire Human Race has:
Jesus Christ, The Savior of the World!
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Bob Lewis
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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Do Not Fear Those Who Can Kill Only the Body

December 07, 2017

What if someone broke into your house and threatened to kill you? How do you think you or I might react?

What if you were about to be killed because of your faith in Christ? What do you think you would say or do?

Or what if the fears of some came true, and the nuclear bombs began to fall?  How do you think we would respond? Does the Bible have anything to say to us about such horrible and catastrophic events?

Earlier this week I read a scripture in which Jesus specifically addresses such fears. (I had not read it in a while, and it got my attention precisely because I myself have feared the kinds of things I just mentioned.)  Jesus said, “And do not fear those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can kill both body and soul in hell.” (Matthew 10:28).

These words of Jesus are sobering to say the least. But they are also comforting!

Imagine you were a Christian in a part of the world where some people wanted to kill you just because you believed Jesus is the Son of God. Your potential persecutors would of course want you to fear them, but would they have ever heard this verse where Jesus says not to fear those who can kill only the body but instead to fear only Him who can destroy both body and soul in hell? (Then your persecutors would be the ones who should be afraid for what they are about to do!)

Persecution, and even being killed for our faith, can happen in America. Christians have been shot in church worshipping God. It happened at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, S.C. and at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX.  Be honest. Have you feared that? Could such a fear keep you from going to church? Jesus says that a crazy shooter could kill your body but not your soul, and for that reason you should not fear such a person! He says you and I should fear only the One who can destroy both body and soul in hell.

Winfield Casey Jones is a retired pastor and can be reached at wrjones2002@gmail.com. This column first appeared in the Pearland and Friendswood Reporter News.

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GODLINESS EXALTS A NATION, BUT SIN

IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!

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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

God continues to bless Sagemont Church.  In the last two Sundays, over 100 people have made public decisions to make Jesus Christ Lord of their life.  Pastors Chuck Schneider, Stuart Rothberg, and Jim Hastings have been teaching the scriptures as both the Old and New Testaments prophesy and proclaim that Jesus Christ is coming back to this earth again to claim and receive His children unto Himself.  During the worship services, I am preaching the message and promise of 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

godchurchillI 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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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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A CHALLENGE FOR YOU: Start reading at least one Chapter a day from the Bible!
Proverbs 22
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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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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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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.

1st Epistle of John ii:25

For of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew xix:14

Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”

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If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.”
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July 21

How to stop feeling lonely!

 

BIBLE MEDITATION:
O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in Thee.
Psalm 25:20
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
You may be saved and yet feel incredibly lonely today. Here’s a practical pointer for overcoming your loneliness: Quit dwelling on it. Instead of dwelling on it—which would be the easy thing to do—reach out. Reach out to someone who’s lonely. You don’t have to look far to find them.
  • Any nursing home, assisted-living, or retirement center would welcome your visit with open arms.
  • A hospital with a neo-natal unit that allows volunteers would welcome you to come and rock some of these little ones when no one else can.
  • Does your church have a food pantry? Does your city have a rescue mission?
It doesn’t even have to be that. On your street, in your neighborhood, are there elderly people living alone? How about a young person who needs a friend? What about in your Sunday School or Bible Fellowship class?
Luke 6:38 promises that when we give, it shall be given to us, and you’ll find out how true that is. There is a locked-in likeness to what we give. It is the law of the harvest. If you want friendship, you must show yourself friendly (see Proverbs 18:24). If you want to feel useful, be available for use.
ACTION POINT:
Why not keep a stack of cards and a pen handy to write a little note of encouragement to a shut-in? Get a prayer list and intercede for others. Travel around the world by means of prayer. Jack Hyles, a great preacher, said, “There is no life so empty as a self-centered life, and there is no life so centered as a self-emptied life.” As you pour out yourself to others, the Holy Spirit will continually pour Himself into you.

For more from Love Worth Finding and Pastor Adrian Rogers, please visit www.lwf.org.

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JULY 21
Looking for Him
“Unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation”  
(Hebrews 9:28).

This is our hope. He to whom we have already looked as coming once to bear the sins of many will have another manifestation to the sons of men; this is a happy prospect in itself. But that second appearing has certain peculiar marks which glorify it exceedingly.

Our LORD will have ended the business of sin. He has so taken it away from His people and so effectually borne its penalty that He will have nothing to do with it at His second coming. He will present no sin offering, for He will have utterly put sin away.

Our LORD will then complete the salvation of His people. They will be finally and perfectly saved and will in every respect enjoy the fullness of that salvation. He comes not to bear the result of our transgressions but to bring the result of His obedience; not to remove our condemnation but to perfect our salvation.

Our LORD thus appears only to those who look for Him. He will not be seen in this character by men whose eyes are blinded with self and sin. To them He will be a terrible Judge and nothing more. We must first look to Him and then look for Him; and in both cases our look shall be life.

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JULY 21
Seeing then that we have a great high Priest… Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. Let us come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:14-16).
Our great Helper in prayer is the Lord Jesus Christ, our Advocate with the Father, our Great High Priest, whose chief ministry for us these centuries has been intercession and prayer. He it is who takes our imperfect petitions from our hands, cleanses them from their defects, corrects their faults, and then claims their answer from His Father on His own account and through His all-atoning merits and righteousness.
Brother, are you fainting in prayer? Look up. Your blessed Advocate has already claimed your answer, and you would grieve and disappoint Him if you were to give up the conflict in the very moment when victory is on its way to meet you. He has gone in for you into the inner chamber, and already holds up your name upon the palms of His hands; and the messenger, which is to bring you your blessing, is now on his way, and the Spirit is only waiting your trust to whisper in your heart the echo of the answer from the throne, “It is done.”
–A. B. Simpson
The Spirit has much to do with acceptable prayer, and His work in prayer is too much neglected. He enlightens the mind to see its wants, softens the heart to feel them, quickens our desires after suitable supplies, gives clear views of God’s power, wisdom, and grace to relieve us, and stirs up that confidence in His truth which excludes all wavering.
Prayer is, therefore, a wonderful thing. In every acceptable prayer the whole Trinity is concerned.
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June 23, 2019
Happy Sunday Morning Friends:
It is just after 5AM, I just finished lifting up my morning Prayers
to my GOD in Heaven and He placed it upon my heart to be sure
that you knew this:
I ASSURE you that it is straight from Him and that He wanted me to tell YOU!
As you can see, this morning’s Blog is entitled:
“You Are A Wanted Child!”
Here is the simple message that GOD placed upon my heart to tell you:
1.) GOD Truly does LOVE YOU;
2.) He wants you to be in Heaven with Him when you die;
3.) But there is a PROBLEM: Since Adam & Eve’s BIG mistake,
   the entire Human Race has been infected with a disease,
   And there is ONLY ONE CURE!
   If you don’t get cured of this disease, you cannot get into Heaven with GOD:
   The disease is SIN, The ONLY cure for it is Jesus Christ.
   See, GOD is the Sovereign King and Creator of the Universe.
   He sets the Rules!
   His Rule is that you cannot have the Disease called Sin and get into Heaven for Eternity;
   If you die without the only Cure: Jesus Christ: You will be Eternally separated
   from GOD and at the Great White Throne Judgment,
   described in Revelation Chapter 20,
   if you still have that Disease, Angels will take you and toss you into
   the Lake of Fire… for Eternity, there will be no end.
   On the other hand, if you accept the Cure that our Sovereign GOD
   has provided, you will spend Eternity in Heaven, with Him!
   Again: GOD does LOVE you and He wants you in Heaven with Him!
   Over 2,000 years ago, GOD showed His Mercy upon the entire Human Race
   by sending His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the CURE for the Disease, to Shed His
   Sin-Free Blood and Die on that Cross outside of Jerusalem
   as Payment, the CURE for your sins, ALL of them!
   You will be Cured of the disease if, on Faith:
      (That is: Just BELIEVE this Cure because GOD Said it is the Cure:
   Faith is NOT a feeling or emotion, it is just a belief in GOD’s Promises!
   John 3:16 makes it Very Clear:
      FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN
      SON, THAT WHOSOEVER (YOU) BELIEVETH IN HIM SHALL HAVE
      EVERLASTING (ETERNAL) LIFE!)
Now: Here is what our Sovereign GOD has Ruled regarding that word:
BELIEVETH IN HIM:
1.) Believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross at Calvary in payment for your Sins,
ALL OF THEM;
2.) Believe that His Dead Body was placed in a Borrowed Tomb;
3.) That He Arose from the Dead (Was Resurrected) on the 3rd Day
We now call Easter;
4.) Was seen by over 500 people here on earth after His Resurrection and;
5.) Ascended back into Heaven in front of the Galileans;
(Acts 1:9-12)
6.)To sit upon His Throne at the Right-Hand of GOD His/our Father,
As our High Priest, Advocate, LORD and Savior.
If you believe that, on Faith, and will say this simple Prayer:
LORD, I confess that I am a sinner,
By Faith, I accept Jesus Christ as my Personal LORD & Savior,
I Repent of all of my sins and ask You to forgive my sins,
I give control of my life over to Jesus,
In Jesus’ Precious Name I Pray,
Amen.
It is so simple, if you said that Prayer and truly meant it,
You now are Cured of the Disease called sin and have your
Lifetime Ticket, AS OF RIGHT NOW,
Into Heaven!
You have been Born Again, Spiritually, into the Kingdom of Heaven!
Welcome!
Now: Find a good Christian Church near where you live,
Attend regularly and Worship with your fellow Christians,
Start reading & studying your Bible:
The Inspired, Inerrant, Infallible Word of GOD,
Pray OFTEN to Him by telling Him that:
1.) You Adore Him,
2.) Confess your sins to Him, because, although you have
been forgiven of your sins, you are STILL going to occasionally sin,
But, as a Born-Again Christian, you will not enjoy it and,
You will fall out of Fellowship with Him if you don’t confess your sins
to Him and ask forgiveness: You STILL have your place in Heaven,
You can NEVER lose that once you have accepted Jesus
As your Personal Savior, but you should daily, Pray to GOD, in the Name of Jesus,
And confess and ask forgiveness of you sins.
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3.) Thank Him for the Blessings you have received;
4.) Although He already knows it: Tell Him about your needs
And Thank Him for providing them for you, in other words:
Pray with the Faith that GOD will provide all of those needs
For yourself and others that you Pray for!
Thank you for taking the time to read this message that The LORD
placed upon my heart this morning!
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In Mark 16:14–18, Luke 24:44–49, Acts 1:4–8, and John 20:19–23. As Jesus
was ascending back into Heaven, He told the disciples to preach repentance and forgiveness,
and promised that they will have divine power.)
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The Only Cure for the Disease that the entire Human Race has:
Jesus Christ, The Savior of the World!
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Vietnam Vet, B52s
Devout Christian
All that I have belongs to Him, I am just a steward.
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Do Not Fear Those Who Can Kill Only the Body

December 07, 2017

What if someone broke into your house and threatened to kill you? How do you think you or I might react?

What if you were about to be killed because of your faith in Christ? What do you think you would say or do?

Or what if the fears of some came true, and the nuclear bombs began to fall?  How do you think we would respond? Does the Bible have anything to say to us about such horrible and catastrophic events?

Earlier this week I read a scripture in which Jesus specifically addresses such fears. (I had not read it in a while, and it got my attention precisely because I myself have feared the kinds of things I just mentioned.)  Jesus said, “And do not fear those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can kill both body and soul in hell.” (Matthew 10:28).

These words of Jesus are sobering to say the least. But they are also comforting!

Imagine you were a Christian in a part of the world where some people wanted to kill you just because you believed Jesus is the Son of God. Your potential persecutors would of course want you to fear them, but would they have ever heard this verse where Jesus says not to fear those who can kill only the body but instead to fear only Him who can destroy both body and soul in hell? (Then your persecutors would be the ones who should be afraid for what they are about to do!)

Persecution, and even being killed for our faith, can happen in America. Christians have been shot in church worshipping God. It happened at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, S.C. and at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX.  Be honest. Have you feared that? Could such a fear keep you from going to church? Jesus says that a crazy shooter could kill your body but not your soul, and for that reason you should not fear such a person! He says you and I should fear only the One who can destroy both body and soul in hell.

Winfield Casey Jones is a retired pastor and can be reached at wrjones2002@gmail.com. This column first appeared in the Pearland and Friendswood Reporter News.

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GODLINESS EXALTS A NATION, BUT SIN

IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!

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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

God continues to bless Sagemont Church.  In the last two Sundays, over 100 people have made public decisions to make Jesus Christ Lord of their life.  Pastors Chuck Schneider, Stuart Rothberg, and Jim Hastings have been teaching the scriptures as both the Old and New Testaments prophesy and proclaim that Jesus Christ is coming back to this earth again to claim and receive His children unto Himself.  During the worship services, I am preaching the message and promise of 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

godchurchillI 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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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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A CHALLENGE FOR YOU: Start reading at least one Chapter a day from the Bible!
Proverbs 21
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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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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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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.

1st Epistle of John ii:25

For of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew xix:14

Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”

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Are you ready for a “Mission Impossible”? # 2746

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If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.”
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Are you ready for a “Mission Impossible”?

 

BIBLE MEDITATION:
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 
Luke 10:19
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Have you ever thought about the Great Commission, when Jesus commanded His disciples to “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel” as being a “mission impossible”? But it isn’t, because of what comes with the mission.
You see, Jesus said that all power, authority, and dominion is given unto Him in heaven and earth (Matthew 28:18-20). Dominion was first given to man, but man gave it over to the devil in the Garden of Eden. Jesus received it back from the Father and gave that authority to each of us. He has given that commission and transferred that power to us as His ambassadors.
Does Jesus have authority over the devil? Yes. Then so do you. Does Jesus have the victory? Yes. Then you have the victory. Is Jesus Christ enthroned? (See Ephesians 1:20) Yes. Then you are enthroned. “We are seated with Him in heavenly places” (Ephesians 2:6). The victory is yours through Jesus Christ.
ACTION POINT:
How can you go through your day today, confident as an ambassador with a commission from your King, that He will give you the victory?

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JULY 20
Heavy-Duty Shoes
“Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be”  
(Deuteronomy 33:25).

Here are two things provided for the pilgrim: shoes and strength.

As for the shoes: they are very needful for traveling along rough ways and for trampling upon deadly foes. We shall not go barefoot — this would not be suitable for princes of the blood royal. Our shoes shall not be at all of the common sort, for they shall have soles of durable metal, which will not wear out even if the journey be long and difficult. We shall have protection proportionate to the necessities of the road and the battle. Wherefore let us march boldly on, fearing no harm even though we tread on serpents or set our foot upon the dragon himself.

As for the strength: it shall be continued as long as our days shall continue, and it shall be proportioned to the stress and burden of those days. The words are few, “as thy days thy strength,” but the meaning is full. This day we may look for trial, and for work which will require energy, but we may just as confidently look for equal strength. This word given to Asher is given to us also who have faith wherewith to appropriate it. Let us rise to the holy boldness which it is calculated to create within the believing heart.

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JULY 20
The cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it? (John 18:11)
This was a greater thing to say and do than to calm the seas or raise the dead. Prophets and apostles could work wondrous miracles, but they could not always do and suffer the will of God. To do and suffer God’s will is still the highest form of faith, the most sublime Christian achievement.
To have the bright aspirations of a young life forever blasted; to bear a daily burden never congenial and to see no relief; to be pinched by poverty when you only desire a competency for the good and comfort of loved ones; to be fettered by some incurable physical disability; to be stripped bare of loved ones until you stand alone to meet the shocks of life–to be able to say in such a school of discipline, “The cup which my Father has given me, shall I not drink it?’–this is faith at its highest and spiritual success at the crowning point.
Great faith is exhibited not so much in ability to do as to suffer.
–Dr. Charles Parkhurst
To have a sympathizing God we must have a suffering Saviour, and there is no true fellow-feeling with another save in the heart of him who has been afflicted like him. We cannot do good to others save at a cost to ourselves, and our afflictions are the price we pay for our ability to sympathize. He who would be a helper, must first be a sufferer. He who would be a saviour must somewhere and somehow have been upon a cross; and we cannot have the highest happiness of life in succoring others without tasting the cup which Jesus drank, and submitting to the baptism wherewith He was baptized.
The most comforting of David’s psalms were pressed out by suffering; and if Paul had not had his thorn in the flesh we had missed much of that tenderness which quivers in so many of his letters.
The present circumstance, which presses so hard against you (if surrendered to Christ), is the best shaped tool in the Father’s hand to chisel you for eternity. Trust Him, then. Do not push away the instrument lest you lose its work.
Strange and difficult indeed
We may find it,
But the blessing that we need
Is behind it.
The school of suffering graduates rare scholars.

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June 23, 2019
Happy Sunday Morning Friends:
It is just after 5AM, I just finished lifting up my morning Prayers
to my GOD in Heaven and He placed it upon my heart to be sure
that you knew this:
I ASSURE you that it is straight from Him and that He wanted me to tell YOU!
As you can see, this morning’s Blog is entitled:
“You Are A Wanted Child!”
Here is the simple message that GOD placed upon my heart to tell you:
1.) GOD Truly does LOVE YOU;
2.) He wants you to be in Heaven with Him when you die;
3.) But there is a PROBLEM: Since Adam & Eve’s BIG mistake,
   the entire Human Race has been infected with a disease,
   And there is ONLY ONE CURE!
   If you don’t get cured of this disease, you cannot get into Heaven with GOD:
   The disease is SIN, The ONLY cure for it is Jesus Christ.
   See, GOD is the Sovereign King and Creator of the Universe.
   He sets the Rules!
   His Rule is that you cannot have the Disease called Sin and get into Heaven for Eternity;
   If you die without the only Cure: Jesus Christ: You will be Eternally separated
   from GOD and at the Great White Throne Judgment,
   described in Revelation Chapter 20,
   if you still have that Disease, Angels will take you and toss you into
   the Lake of Fire… for Eternity, there will be no end.
   On the other hand, if you accept the Cure that our Sovereign GOD
   has provided, you will spend Eternity in Heaven, with Him!
   Again: GOD does LOVE you and He wants you in Heaven with Him!
   Over 2,000 years ago, GOD showed His Mercy upon the entire Human Race
   by sending His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the CURE for the Disease, to Shed His
   Sin-Free Blood and Die on that Cross outside of Jerusalem
   as Payment, the CURE for your sins, ALL of them!
   You will be Cured of the disease if, on Faith:
      (That is: Just BELIEVE this Cure because GOD Said it is the Cure:
   Faith is NOT a feeling or emotion, it is just a belief in GOD’s Promises!
   John 3:16 makes it Very Clear:
      FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN
      SON, THAT WHOSOEVER (YOU) BELIEVETH IN HIM SHALL HAVE
      EVERLASTING (ETERNAL) LIFE!)
Now: Here is what our Sovereign GOD has Ruled regarding that word:
BELIEVETH IN HIM:
1.) Believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross at Calvary in payment for your Sins,
ALL OF THEM;
2.) Believe that His Dead Body was placed in a Borrowed Tomb;
3.) That He Arose from the Dead (Was Resurrected) on the 3rd Day
We now call Easter;
4.) Was seen by over 500 people here on earth after His Resurrection and;
5.) Ascended back into Heaven in front of the Galileans;
(Acts 1:9-12)
6.)To sit upon His Throne at the Right-Hand of GOD His/our Father,
As our High Priest, Advocate, LORD and Savior.
If you believe that, on Faith, and will say this simple Prayer:
LORD, I confess that I am a sinner,
By Faith, I accept Jesus Christ as my Personal LORD & Savior,
I Repent of all of my sins and ask You to forgive my sins,
I give control of my life over to Jesus,
In Jesus’ Precious Name I Pray,
Amen.
It is so simple, if you said that Prayer and truly meant it,
You now are Cured of the Disease called sin and have your
Lifetime Ticket, AS OF RIGHT NOW,
Into Heaven!
You have been Born Again, Spiritually, into the Kingdom of Heaven!
Welcome!
Now: Find a good Christian Church near where you live,
Attend regularly and Worship with your fellow Christians,
Start reading & studying your Bible:
The Inspired, Inerrant, Infallible Word of GOD,
Pray OFTEN to Him by telling Him that:
1.) You Adore Him,
2.) Confess your sins to Him, because, although you have
been forgiven of your sins, you are STILL going to occasionally sin,
But, as a Born-Again Christian, you will not enjoy it and,
You will fall out of Fellowship with Him if you don’t confess your sins
to Him and ask forgiveness: You STILL have your place in Heaven,
You can NEVER lose that once you have accepted Jesus
As your Personal Savior, but you should daily, Pray to GOD, in the Name of Jesus,
And confess and ask forgiveness of you sins.
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3.) Thank Him for the Blessings you have received;
4.) Although He already knows it: Tell Him about your needs
And Thank Him for providing them for you, in other words:
Pray with the Faith that GOD will provide all of those needs
For yourself and others that you Pray for!
Thank you for taking the time to read this message that The LORD
placed upon my heart this morning!
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If anyone is Ashamed of Me on earth, I shall be ashamed of him in Heaven.)
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(We HAVE to tell others about Jesus: He commanded us in The Great Commission:
In Mark 16:14–18, Luke 24:44–49, Acts 1:4–8, and John 20:19–23. As Jesus
was ascending back into Heaven, He told the disciples to preach repentance and forgiveness,
and promised that they will have divine power.)
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The Only Cure for the Disease that the entire Human Race has:
Jesus Christ, The Savior of the World!
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Bob Lewis
Author of this Blog (OurDailyBread101.com) since December, 2011
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Do Not Fear Those Who Can Kill Only the Body

December 07, 2017

What if someone broke into your house and threatened to kill you? How do you think you or I might react?

What if you were about to be killed because of your faith in Christ? What do you think you would say or do?

Or what if the fears of some came true, and the nuclear bombs began to fall?  How do you think we would respond? Does the Bible have anything to say to us about such horrible and catastrophic events?

Earlier this week I read a scripture in which Jesus specifically addresses such fears. (I had not read it in a while, and it got my attention precisely because I myself have feared the kinds of things I just mentioned.)  Jesus said, “And do not fear those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can kill both body and soul in hell.” (Matthew 10:28).

These words of Jesus are sobering to say the least. But they are also comforting!

Imagine you were a Christian in a part of the world where some people wanted to kill you just because you believed Jesus is the Son of God. Your potential persecutors would of course want you to fear them, but would they have ever heard this verse where Jesus says not to fear those who can kill only the body but instead to fear only Him who can destroy both body and soul in hell? (Then your persecutors would be the ones who should be afraid for what they are about to do!)

Persecution, and even being killed for our faith, can happen in America. Christians have been shot in church worshipping God. It happened at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, S.C. and at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX.  Be honest. Have you feared that? Could such a fear keep you from going to church? Jesus says that a crazy shooter could kill your body but not your soul, and for that reason you should not fear such a person! He says you and I should fear only the One who can destroy both body and soul in hell.

Winfield Casey Jones is a retired pastor and can be reached at wrjones2002@gmail.com. This column first appeared in the Pearland and Friendswood Reporter News.

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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

God continues to bless Sagemont Church.  In the last two Sundays, over 100 people have made public decisions to make Jesus Christ Lord of their life.  Pastors Chuck Schneider, Stuart Rothberg, and Jim Hastings have been teaching the scriptures as both the Old and New Testaments prophesy and proclaim that Jesus Christ is coming back to this earth again to claim and receive His children unto Himself.  During the worship services, I am preaching the message and promise of 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

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

1st Epistle of John ii:25

For of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew xix:14

Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”

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If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.”
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How do you inherit your Father’s wealth?

 

BIBLE MEDITATION:
And I will give him the morning star.
Revelation 2:28
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
I remember reading a story about a wealthy Roman who had a lavish estate, and he had a servant named Marcellus. He also had a son, but for some reason there had been a falling out between him and his son. So when the wealthy Roman died, it was revealed that in his will he had written, “I’ve left my entire estate to my slave, Marcellus. To my son, I leave him only one thing. He can choose any one thing from my estate he wants, but that’s all.” The son said, “Very well, I choose Marcellus.”
Here at the end of Revelation 2, our Lord gives a treasured promise to those who overcome (v. 28): “And I will give him,” that is, the overcomer, “the morning star.” Jesus is that morning star. What He’s saying is, “You’ll receive the greatest reward of all. You’ll receive Me, the morning star.” Do you know what the morning star is? The star that appears just after the darkest hour of the night.
ACTION POINT:
It’s getting very dark. Praise God, it’s getting gloriously dark, and before long that morning star is going to appear. Jesus is the morning star. If you choose Jesus, with Jesus comes all the Father’s wealth.

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JULY 19
Wilderness Communion
“I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her”  
(Hosea 2:14).

The goodness of God sees us allured by sin, and it resolves to try upon us the more powerful allurements of love. Do we not remember when the Lover of our souls first cast a spell upon us and charmed us away from the fascinations of the world! He will do this again and again whenever He sees us likely to be ensnared by evil.

He promises to draw us apart, for there He can best deal with us, and this separated place is not to be a paradise, but a wilderness, since in such a place there will be nothing to take of our attention from our God. In the deserts of affliction the presence of the LORD becomes everything to us, and we prize His company beyond any value which we set upon it when we sat under our own vine and fig tree in the society of our fellows. Solitude and affliction bring more to themselves and to their heavenly Father than any other means.

When thus allured and secluded the LORD has choice things to say to us for our comfort. He “speaks to our heart,” as the original has it. Oh, that at this we may have this promise explained in our experience! Allured by love, separated by trial, and comforted by the Spirit of truth, may we know the LORD and sing for joy!

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JULY 19
The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him(2 Chronicles 16:9).
God is looking for a man, or woman, whose heart will be always set on Him, and who will trust Him for all He desires to do. God is eager to work more mightily now than He ever has through any soul. The clock of the centuries points to the eleventh hour.
“The world is waiting yet to see what God can do through a consecrated soul.” Not the world alone, but God Himself is waiting for one, who will be more fully devoted to Him than any who have ever lived; who will be willing to be nothing that Christ may be all; who will grasp God’s own purposes; and taking His humility and His faith, His love and His power, will, without hindering, continue to let God do exploits.
–C. H. P.
“There is no limit to what God can do with a man, providing he will not touch the glory.”
In an address given to ministers and workers after his ninetieth birthday, George Mueller spoke thus of himself: “I was converted in November, 1825, but I only came into the full surrender of the heart four years later, in July, 1829. The love of money was gone, the love of place was gone, the love of position was gone, the love of worldly pleasures and engagements was gone. God, God alone became my portion. I found my all in Him; I wanted nothing else. And by the grace of God this has remained, and has made me a happy man, an exceedingly happy man, and it led me to care only about the things of God. I ask affectionately, my beloved brethren, have you fully surrendered the heart to God, or is there this thing or that thing with which you are taken up irrespective of God?
I read a little of the Scriptures before, but preferred other books; but since that time the revelation He has made of Himself has become unspeakably blessed to me, and I can say from my heart, God is an infinitely lovely Being.
Oh, be not satisfied until in your own inmost soul you can say, “God is an infinitely lovely Being!”
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I pray to God this day to make me an extraordinary Christian.
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June 23, 2019
Happy Sunday Morning Friends:
It is just after 5AM, I just finished lifting up my morning Prayers
to my GOD in Heaven and He placed it upon my heart to be sure
that you knew this:
I ASSURE you that it is straight from Him and that He wanted me to tell YOU!
As you can see, this morning’s Blog is entitled:
“You Are A Wanted Child!”
Here is the simple message that GOD placed upon my heart to tell you:
1.) GOD Truly does LOVE YOU;
2.) He wants you to be in Heaven with Him when you die;
3.) But there is a PROBLEM: Since Adam & Eve’s BIG mistake,
   the entire Human Race has been infected with a disease,
   And there is ONLY ONE CURE!
   If you don’t get cured of this disease, you cannot get into Heaven with GOD:
   The disease is SIN, The ONLY cure for it is Jesus Christ.
   See, GOD is the Sovereign King and Creator of the Universe.
   He sets the Rules!
   His Rule is that you cannot have the Disease called Sin and get into Heaven for Eternity;
   If you die without the only Cure: Jesus Christ: You will be Eternally separated
   from GOD and at the Great White Throne Judgment,
   described in Revelation Chapter 20,
   if you still have that Disease, Angels will take you and toss you into
   the Lake of Fire… for Eternity, there will be no end.
   On the other hand, if you accept the Cure that our Sovereign GOD
   has provided, you will spend Eternity in Heaven, with Him!
   Again: GOD does LOVE you and He wants you in Heaven with Him!
   Over 2,000 years ago, GOD showed His Mercy upon the entire Human Race
   by sending His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the CURE for the Disease, to Shed His
   Sin-Free Blood and Die on that Cross outside of Jerusalem
   as Payment, the CURE for your sins, ALL of them!
   You will be Cured of the disease if, on Faith:
      (That is: Just BELIEVE this Cure because GOD Said it is the Cure:
   Faith is NOT a feeling or emotion, it is just a belief in GOD’s Promises!
   John 3:16 makes it Very Clear:
      FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN
      SON, THAT WHOSOEVER (YOU) BELIEVETH IN HIM SHALL HAVE
      EVERLASTING (ETERNAL) LIFE!)
Now: Here is what our Sovereign GOD has Ruled regarding that word:
BELIEVETH IN HIM:
1.) Believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross at Calvary in payment for your Sins,
ALL OF THEM;
2.) Believe that His Dead Body was placed in a Borrowed Tomb;
3.) That He Arose from the Dead (Was Resurrected) on the 3rd Day
We now call Easter;
4.) Was seen by over 500 people here on earth after His Resurrection and;
5.) Ascended back into Heaven in front of the Galileans;
(Acts 1:9-12)
6.)To sit upon His Throne at the Right-Hand of GOD His/our Father,
As our High Priest, Advocate, LORD and Savior.
If you believe that, on Faith, and will say this simple Prayer:
LORD, I confess that I am a sinner,
By Faith, I accept Jesus Christ as my Personal LORD & Savior,
I Repent of all of my sins and ask You to forgive my sins,
I give control of my life over to Jesus,
In Jesus’ Precious Name I Pray,
Amen.
It is so simple, if you said that Prayer and truly meant it,
You now are Cured of the Disease called sin and have your
Lifetime Ticket, AS OF RIGHT NOW,
Into Heaven!
You have been Born Again, Spiritually, into the Kingdom of Heaven!
Welcome!
Now: Find a good Christian Church near where you live,
Attend regularly and Worship with your fellow Christians,
Start reading & studying your Bible:
The Inspired, Inerrant, Infallible Word of GOD,
Pray OFTEN to Him by telling Him that:
1.) You Adore Him,
2.) Confess your sins to Him, because, although you have
been forgiven of your sins, you are STILL going to occasionally sin,
But, as a Born-Again Christian, you will not enjoy it and,
You will fall out of Fellowship with Him if you don’t confess your sins
to Him and ask forgiveness: You STILL have your place in Heaven,
You can NEVER lose that once you have accepted Jesus
As your Personal Savior, but you should daily, Pray to GOD, in the Name of Jesus,
And confess and ask forgiveness of you sins.
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3.) Thank Him for the Blessings you have received;
4.) Although He already knows it: Tell Him about your needs
And Thank Him for providing them for you, in other words:
Pray with the Faith that GOD will provide all of those needs
For yourself and others that you Pray for!
Thank you for taking the time to read this message that The LORD
placed upon my heart this morning!
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If anyone is Ashamed of Me on earth, I shall be ashamed of him in Heaven.)
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(We HAVE to tell others about Jesus: He commanded us in The Great Commission:
In Mark 16:14–18, Luke 24:44–49, Acts 1:4–8, and John 20:19–23. As Jesus
was ascending back into Heaven, He told the disciples to preach repentance and forgiveness,
and promised that they will have divine power.)
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The Only Cure for the Disease that the entire Human Race has:
Jesus Christ, The Savior of the World!
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Vietnam Vet, B52s
Devout Christian
All that I have belongs to Him, I am just a steward.
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Do Not Fear Those Who Can Kill Only the Body

December 07, 2017

What if someone broke into your house and threatened to kill you? How do you think you or I might react?

What if you were about to be killed because of your faith in Christ? What do you think you would say or do?

Or what if the fears of some came true, and the nuclear bombs began to fall?  How do you think we would respond? Does the Bible have anything to say to us about such horrible and catastrophic events?

Earlier this week I read a scripture in which Jesus specifically addresses such fears. (I had not read it in a while, and it got my attention precisely because I myself have feared the kinds of things I just mentioned.)  Jesus said, “And do not fear those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can kill both body and soul in hell.” (Matthew 10:28).

These words of Jesus are sobering to say the least. But they are also comforting!

Imagine you were a Christian in a part of the world where some people wanted to kill you just because you believed Jesus is the Son of God. Your potential persecutors would of course want you to fear them, but would they have ever heard this verse where Jesus says not to fear those who can kill only the body but instead to fear only Him who can destroy both body and soul in hell? (Then your persecutors would be the ones who should be afraid for what they are about to do!)

Persecution, and even being killed for our faith, can happen in America. Christians have been shot in church worshipping God. It happened at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, S.C. and at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX.  Be honest. Have you feared that? Could such a fear keep you from going to church? Jesus says that a crazy shooter could kill your body but not your soul, and for that reason you should not fear such a person! He says you and I should fear only the One who can destroy both body and soul in hell.

Winfield Casey Jones is a retired pastor and can be reached at wrjones2002@gmail.com. This column first appeared in the Pearland and Friendswood Reporter News.

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GODLINESS EXALTS A NATION, BUT SIN

IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!

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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

God continues to bless Sagemont Church.  In the last two Sundays, over 100 people have made public decisions to make Jesus Christ Lord of their life.  Pastors Chuck Schneider, Stuart Rothberg, and Jim Hastings have been teaching the scriptures as both the Old and New Testaments prophesy and proclaim that Jesus Christ is coming back to this earth again to claim and receive His children unto Himself.  During the worship services, I am preaching the message and promise of 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

godchurchillI 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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 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.

1st Epistle of John ii:25

For of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew xix:14

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What’s ahead if you hold steady? # 2744

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If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.”
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What’s ahead if you hold steady?
BIBLE MEDITATION:
But that which you have already, hold fast till I come. And he that overcometh, and keepeth My works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of My Father.
Revelation 2:25-27
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
You’re going to find in these days churches will face more temptation to get away from the Word of God, the blood atonement, and salvation by grace through faith. Churches will also be under attack by seducing spirits and doctrines of demons. But in Jesus’ message here to the church in Thyatira He encourages then and urges, “You hold fast till I come.”
Even though it’s tough, remember this, dear friend—it’s going to happen that one day the saints are going to have their day. Look at v. 26: “He that overcometh and keepeth My works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations.”  Are you aware the Bible plainly states that one of these days Jesus is going to come and rule this world?
The Bible says if we suffer with Him, we’ll also rule and reign with Him (2 Timothy 2:12). The Bible even teaches that we’re going to judge angels (1 Corinthians 6:3).
It may not be long before Jesus comes and His millennial reign begins here on this earth. The Bible clearly says that it’s going to be a powerful reign (v. 27).
ACTION POINT:
Don’t give up, don’t let down. Hold fast, stick to it, stay with the Word of God. Hold fast to that old truth. Hold fast to this Book and don’t let go.

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JULY 18
Valiant for Truth
“The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits”   (Daniel 11:32).

The LORD is a man of war, Jehovah is his name.” Those who enlist under His banner shall have a Commander who will train them for the conflict and give them both vigor and valor. The times of which Daniel wrote were of the very worst kind, and then it was promised that the people of God would come out in their best colors: they would be strong and stout to confront the powerful adversary.

Oh, that we may know our God: His power, His faithfulness, His immutable love, and so may be ready to risk everything in His behalf. He is One whose character excites our enthusiasm and makes us willing to live and to die for Him. Oh, that we may know our God by familiar fellowship with Him; for then we shall become like Him and shall be prepared to stand up for truth and righteousness. He who comes forth fresh from beholding the face of God will never fear the face of man. If we dwell with Him, we shall catch the heroic spirit, and to us a world of enemies will be but as the drop of a bucket. A countless array of men, or even of devils, will seem as little to us as the nations are to God, and He counts them only as grasshoppers. Oh, to be valiant for truth in this day of falsehood.

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JULY 18
I will be still, and I will behold in my dwelling place (Isaiah 18:4, RV).
Assyria was marching against Ethiopia, the people of which are described as tall and smooth. And as the armies advance, God makes no effort to arrest them; it seems as though they will be allowed to work their will. He is still watching them from His dwelling place, the sun still shines on them; but before the harvest, the whole of the proud army of Assyria is smitten as easily as when sprigs are cut off by the pruning hook of the husbandman.
Is not this a marvelous conception of God–being still and watching? His stillness is not acquiescence. His silence is not consent. He is only biding His time, and will arise, in the most opportune moment, and when the designs of the wicked seem on the point of success, to overwhelm them with disaster. As we look out on the evil of the world; as we think of the apparent success of wrong-doing; as we wince beneath the oppression of those that hate us, let us remember these marvelous words about God being still and beholding.
There is another side to this. Jesus beheld His disciples toiling at the oars through the stormy night; and watched though unseen, the successive steps of the anguish of Bethany, when Lazarus slowly passed through the stages of mortal sickness, until he succumbed and was borne to the rocky tomb. But He was only waiting the moment when He could interpose most effectually.
Is He still to thee? He is not unobservant; He is beholding all things; He has His finger on thy pulse, keenly sensitive to all its fluctuations. He will come to save thee when the precise moment has arrived.
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Whatever His questions or His reticences, we may be absolutely sure of an unperplexed and undismayed Saviour.
O troubled soul, beneath the rod,
Thy Father speaks, be still, be still;
Learn to be silent unto God,
And let Him mould thee to His will.
O praying soul, be still, be still,
He cannot break His plighted Word;
Sink down into His blessed will,
And wait in patience on the Lord.
O waiting soul, be still, be strong,
And though He tarry, trust and wait;
Doubt not, He will not wait too long,
Fear not, He will not come too late.

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June 23, 2019
Happy Sunday Morning Friends:
It is just after 5AM, I just finished lifting up my morning Prayers
to my GOD in Heaven and He placed it upon my heart to be sure
that you knew this:
I ASSURE you that it is straight from Him and that He wanted me to tell YOU!
As you can see, this morning’s Blog is entitled:
“You Are A Wanted Child!”
Here is the simple message that GOD placed upon my heart to tell you:
1.) GOD Truly does LOVE YOU;
2.) He wants you to be in Heaven with Him when you die;
3.) But there is a PROBLEM: Since Adam & Eve’s BIG mistake,
   the entire Human Race has been infected with a disease,
   And there is ONLY ONE CURE!
   If you don’t get cured of this disease, you cannot get into Heaven with GOD:
   The disease is SIN, The ONLY cure for it is Jesus Christ.
   See, GOD is the Sovereign King and Creator of the Universe.
   He sets the Rules!
   His Rule is that you cannot have the Disease called Sin and get into Heaven for Eternity;
   If you die without the only Cure: Jesus Christ: You will be Eternally separated
   from GOD and at the Great White Throne Judgment,
   described in Revelation Chapter 20,
   if you still have that Disease, Angels will take you and toss you into
   the Lake of Fire… for Eternity, there will be no end.
   On the other hand, if you accept the Cure that our Sovereign GOD
   has provided, you will spend Eternity in Heaven, with Him!
   Again: GOD does LOVE you and He wants you in Heaven with Him!
   Over 2,000 years ago, GOD showed His Mercy upon the entire Human Race
   by sending His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the CURE for the Disease, to Shed His
   Sin-Free Blood and Die on that Cross outside of Jerusalem
   as Payment, the CURE for your sins, ALL of them!
   You will be Cured of the disease if, on Faith:
      (That is: Just BELIEVE this Cure because GOD Said it is the Cure:
   Faith is NOT a feeling or emotion, it is just a belief in GOD’s Promises!
   John 3:16 makes it Very Clear:
      FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN
      SON, THAT WHOSOEVER (YOU) BELIEVETH IN HIM SHALL HAVE
      EVERLASTING (ETERNAL) LIFE!)
Now: Here is what our Sovereign GOD has Ruled regarding that word:
BELIEVETH IN HIM:
1.) Believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross at Calvary in payment for your Sins,
ALL OF THEM;
2.) Believe that His Dead Body was placed in a Borrowed Tomb;
3.) That He Arose from the Dead (Was Resurrected) on the 3rd Day
We now call Easter;
4.) Was seen by over 500 people here on earth after His Resurrection and;
5.) Ascended back into Heaven in front of the Galileans;
(Acts 1:9-12)
6.)To sit upon His Throne at the Right-Hand of GOD His/our Father,
As our High Priest, Advocate, LORD and Savior.
If you believe that, on Faith, and will say this simple Prayer:
LORD, I confess that I am a sinner,
By Faith, I accept Jesus Christ as my Personal LORD & Savior,
I Repent of all of my sins and ask You to forgive my sins,
I give control of my life over to Jesus,
In Jesus’ Precious Name I Pray,
Amen.
It is so simple, if you said that Prayer and truly meant it,
You now are Cured of the Disease called sin and have your
Lifetime Ticket, AS OF RIGHT NOW,
Into Heaven!
You have been Born Again, Spiritually, into the Kingdom of Heaven!
Welcome!
Now: Find a good Christian Church near where you live,
Attend regularly and Worship with your fellow Christians,
Start reading & studying your Bible:
The Inspired, Inerrant, Infallible Word of GOD,
Pray OFTEN to Him by telling Him that:
1.) You Adore Him,
2.) Confess your sins to Him, because, although you have
been forgiven of your sins, you are STILL going to occasionally sin,
But, as a Born-Again Christian, you will not enjoy it and,
You will fall out of Fellowship with Him if you don’t confess your sins
to Him and ask forgiveness: You STILL have your place in Heaven,
You can NEVER lose that once you have accepted Jesus
As your Personal Savior, but you should daily, Pray to GOD, in the Name of Jesus,
And confess and ask forgiveness of you sins.
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3.) Thank Him for the Blessings you have received;
4.) Although He already knows it: Tell Him about your needs
And Thank Him for providing them for you, in other words:
Pray with the Faith that GOD will provide all of those needs
For yourself and others that you Pray for!
Thank you for taking the time to read this message that The LORD
placed upon my heart this morning!
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If anyone is Ashamed of Me on earth, I shall be ashamed of him in Heaven.)
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(We HAVE to tell others about Jesus: He commanded us in The Great Commission:
In Mark 16:14–18, Luke 24:44–49, Acts 1:4–8, and John 20:19–23. As Jesus
was ascending back into Heaven, He told the disciples to preach repentance and forgiveness,
and promised that they will have divine power.)
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The Only Cure for the Disease that the entire Human Race has:
Jesus Christ, The Savior of the World!
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Vietnam Vet, B52s
Devout Christian
All that I have belongs to Him, I am just a steward.
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Do Not Fear Those Who Can Kill Only the Body

December 07, 2017

What if someone broke into your house and threatened to kill you? How do you think you or I might react?

What if you were about to be killed because of your faith in Christ? What do you think you would say or do?

Or what if the fears of some came true, and the nuclear bombs began to fall?  How do you think we would respond? Does the Bible have anything to say to us about such horrible and catastrophic events?

Earlier this week I read a scripture in which Jesus specifically addresses such fears. (I had not read it in a while, and it got my attention precisely because I myself have feared the kinds of things I just mentioned.)  Jesus said, “And do not fear those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can kill both body and soul in hell.” (Matthew 10:28).

These words of Jesus are sobering to say the least. But they are also comforting!

Imagine you were a Christian in a part of the world where some people wanted to kill you just because you believed Jesus is the Son of God. Your potential persecutors would of course want you to fear them, but would they have ever heard this verse where Jesus says not to fear those who can kill only the body but instead to fear only Him who can destroy both body and soul in hell? (Then your persecutors would be the ones who should be afraid for what they are about to do!)

Persecution, and even being killed for our faith, can happen in America. Christians have been shot in church worshipping God. It happened at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, S.C. and at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX.  Be honest. Have you feared that? Could such a fear keep you from going to church? Jesus says that a crazy shooter could kill your body but not your soul, and for that reason you should not fear such a person! He says you and I should fear only the One who can destroy both body and soul in hell.

Winfield Casey Jones is a retired pastor and can be reached at wrjones2002@gmail.com. This column first appeared in the Pearland and Friendswood Reporter News.

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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

God continues to bless Sagemont Church.  In the last two Sundays, over 100 people have made public decisions to make Jesus Christ Lord of their life.  Pastors Chuck Schneider, Stuart Rothberg, and Jim Hastings have been teaching the scriptures as both the Old and New Testaments prophesy and proclaim that Jesus Christ is coming back to this earth again to claim and receive His children unto Himself.  During the worship services, I am preaching the message and promise of 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

godchurchillI 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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PLEASE REMEMBER JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL IN YOUR PRAYERS!

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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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A CHALLENGE FOR YOU: Start reading at least one Chapter a day from the Bible!
Proverbs 18
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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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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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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.

1st Epistle of John ii:25

For of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew xix:14

Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”

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If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.”
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July 17

Will you be faithful—whatever happens?
BIBLE MEDITATION:
…and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” 
Revelation 2:10b 
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
If faithful believers in past centuries—and some even today— have reddened the mouths of lions, languished in prisons, and been scorched in the flames, can we not go out today, back to our school, back to our office, and live for Jesus Christ?
In this evil hour, sin-bound, self-bound, hell-bound men and women need a Savior. And we need revival.  We’ll have it when there are Christians with burning hearts, brimming eyes, and bursting lips, who fear nothing but sin and who love nothing but Jesus Christ.
Who among us will be faithful unto death? We’re not to be fearful; we’re to be faithful. God help us that we shall.
ACTION POINT:
Pray this prayer today: “We realize, Lord, that most of our lives we’ve had it relatively easy. Help us not to be ashamed of Jesus. Help us not to deny Him.  Help us to fear none of the things that shall happen, but to be faithful to death. Lord, we are so grateful for the good times we have and for the joy we have.  We don’t want to be morose about whatever is to come, but help us that we might see things clearly and understand Your Word. In the name of Jesus we pray, amen.”

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JULY 17
Word to Him Who Halts
“I will save her that halteth” 
(Zephaniah 3:19).

There are plenty of these lame ones, both male and female. You may meet “her that halteth” twenty times in an hour. They are in the right road and exceedingly anxious to run in it with diligence, but they are lame and make a sorry walk of it. On the heavenly road there are many cripples. It may be that they say in their hearts — What will become of us? Sin will overtake us; Satan will throw us down. Ready-to-halt is our name and our nature; the LORD can never make good soldiers of us, nor even nimble messengers to go on His errands. Well, well! He will save us, and that is no small thing. He says, “I will save her that halteth.” In saving us He will greatly glorify Himself. Everybody will ask — How came this lame woman to run the race and win the crown? And then the praise will all be given to almighty grace.

LORD, though I halt in faith, in prayer, in praise, in service, and in patience, save me, I beseech Thee! Only Thou canst save such a cripple as I am. LORD, let me not perish because I am among the hindmost, but gather up by Thy grace the slowest of Thy pilgrims — even me. Behold He hath said it shall be so, and therefore, like Jacob, prevailing in prayer, I go forward though my sinew be shrunk.

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JULY 17
Because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son… I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven; …because thou hast obeyed my voice (Genesis 22:16-18).
And from that day to this, men have been learning that when, at God’s voice, they surrender up to Him the one thing above all else that was dearest to their very hearts, that same thing is returned to them by Him a thousand times over. Abraham gives up his one and only son, at God’s call, and with this disappear all his hopes for the boy’s life and manhood, and for a noble family bearing his name. But the boy is restored, the family becomes as the stars and sands in number, and out of it, in the fullness of time, appears Jesus Christ.
That is just the way God meets every real sacrifice of every child of His. We surrender all and accept poverty; and He sends wealth. We renounce a rich field of service; He sends us a richer one than we had dared to dream of. We give up all our cherished hopes, and die unto self; He sends us the life more abundant, and tingling joy.
And the crown of it all is our Jesus Christ. For we can never know the fullness of the life that is in Christ until we have made Abraham’s supreme sacrifice. The earthly founder of the family of Christ must commence by losing himself and his only son, just as the Heavenly Founder of that family did. We cannot be members of that family with the full privileges and joys of membership upon any other basis.
–C. G. Trumbull
We sometimes seem to forget that what God takes He takes in fire; and that the only way to the resurrection life and the ascension mount is the way of the garden, the cross, and the grave.
Think not, O soul of man, that Abraham’s was a unique and solitary experience. It is simply a specimen and pattern of God’s dealings with all souls who are prepared to obey Him at whatever cost. After thou hast patiently endured, thou shalt receive the promise. The moment of supreme sacrifice shall be the moment of supreme and rapturous blessing. God’s river, which is full of water, shall burst its banks, and pour upon thee a tide of wealth and grace.
There is nothing, indeed, which God will not do for a man who dares to step out upon what seems to be the mist; though as he puts down his foot he finds a rock beneath him.
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June 23, 2019
Happy Sunday Morning Friends:
It is just after 5AM, I just finished lifting up my morning Prayers
to my GOD in Heaven and He placed it upon my heart to be sure
that you knew this:
I ASSURE you that it is straight from Him and that He wanted me to tell YOU!
As you can see, this morning’s Blog is entitled:
“You Are A Wanted Child!”
Here is the simple message that GOD placed upon my heart to tell you:
1.) GOD Truly does LOVE YOU;
2.) He wants you to be in Heaven with Him when you die;
3.) But there is a PROBLEM: Since Adam & Eve’s BIG mistake,
   the entire Human Race has been infected with a disease,
   And there is ONLY ONE CURE!
   If you don’t get cured of this disease, you cannot get into Heaven with GOD:
   The disease is SIN, The ONLY cure for it is Jesus Christ.
   See, GOD is the Sovereign King and Creator of the Universe.
   He sets the Rules!
   His Rule is that you cannot have the Disease called Sin and get into Heaven for Eternity;
   If you die without the only Cure: Jesus Christ: You will be Eternally separated
   from GOD and at the Great White Throne Judgment,
   described in Revelation Chapter 20,
   if you still have that Disease, Angels will take you and toss you into
   the Lake of Fire… for Eternity, there will be no end.
   On the other hand, if you accept the Cure that our Sovereign GOD
   has provided, you will spend Eternity in Heaven, with Him!
   Again: GOD does LOVE you and He wants you in Heaven with Him!
   Over 2,000 years ago, GOD showed His Mercy upon the entire Human Race
   by sending His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the CURE for the Disease, to Shed His
   Sin-Free Blood and Die on that Cross outside of Jerusalem
   as Payment, the CURE for your sins, ALL of them!
   You will be Cured of the disease if, on Faith:
      (That is: Just BELIEVE this Cure because GOD Said it is the Cure:
   Faith is NOT a feeling or emotion, it is just a belief in GOD’s Promises!
   John 3:16 makes it Very Clear:
      FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN
      SON, THAT WHOSOEVER (YOU) BELIEVETH IN HIM SHALL HAVE
      EVERLASTING (ETERNAL) LIFE!)
Now: Here is what our Sovereign GOD has Ruled regarding that word:
BELIEVETH IN HIM:
1.) Believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross at Calvary in payment for your Sins,
ALL OF THEM;
2.) Believe that His Dead Body was placed in a Borrowed Tomb;
3.) That He Arose from the Dead (Was Resurrected) on the 3rd Day
We now call Easter;
4.) Was seen by over 500 people here on earth after His Resurrection and;
5.) Ascended back into Heaven in front of the Galileans;
(Acts 1:9-12)
6.)To sit upon His Throne at the Right-Hand of GOD His/our Father,
As our High Priest, Advocate, LORD and Savior.
If you believe that, on Faith, and will say this simple Prayer:
LORD, I confess that I am a sinner,
By Faith, I accept Jesus Christ as my Personal LORD & Savior,
I Repent of all of my sins and ask You to forgive my sins,
I give control of my life over to Jesus,
In Jesus’ Precious Name I Pray,
Amen.
It is so simple, if you said that Prayer and truly meant it,
You now are Cured of the Disease called sin and have your
Lifetime Ticket, AS OF RIGHT NOW,
Into Heaven!
You have been Born Again, Spiritually, into the Kingdom of Heaven!
Welcome!
Now: Find a good Christian Church near where you live,
Attend regularly and Worship with your fellow Christians,
Start reading & studying your Bible:
The Inspired, Inerrant, Infallible Word of GOD,
Pray OFTEN to Him by telling Him that:
1.) You Adore Him,
2.) Confess your sins to Him, because, although you have
been forgiven of your sins, you are STILL going to occasionally sin,
But, as a Born-Again Christian, you will not enjoy it and,
You will fall out of Fellowship with Him if you don’t confess your sins
to Him and ask forgiveness: You STILL have your place in Heaven,
You can NEVER lose that once you have accepted Jesus
As your Personal Savior, but you should daily, Pray to GOD, in the Name of Jesus,
And confess and ask forgiveness of you sins.
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3.) Thank Him for the Blessings you have received;
4.) Although He already knows it: Tell Him about your needs
And Thank Him for providing them for you, in other words:
Pray with the Faith that GOD will provide all of those needs
For yourself and others that you Pray for!
Thank you for taking the time to read this message that The LORD
placed upon my heart this morning!
Please feel free to copy and forward this Plan of Salvation to any and all of your Contacts:
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If anyone is Ashamed of Me on earth, I shall be ashamed of him in Heaven.)
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(We HAVE to tell others about Jesus: He commanded us in The Great Commission:
In Mark 16:14–18, Luke 24:44–49, Acts 1:4–8, and John 20:19–23. As Jesus
was ascending back into Heaven, He told the disciples to preach repentance and forgiveness,
and promised that they will have divine power.)
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The Only Cure for the Disease that the entire Human Race has:
Jesus Christ, The Savior of the World!
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Bob Lewis
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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Today, we are starting a Weekly feature called:
“A Word From Casey!”
Dr. Winfield Casey Jones is a Retired Pastor from the First Presbyerian Church of Pearland, TX, He can be reached at: wrjones2002@gmail.com

Do Not Fear Those Who Can Kill Only the Body

December 07, 2017

What if someone broke into your house and threatened to kill you? How do you think you or I might react?

What if you were about to be killed because of your faith in Christ? What do you think you would say or do?

Or what if the fears of some came true, and the nuclear bombs began to fall?  How do you think we would respond? Does the Bible have anything to say to us about such horrible and catastrophic events?

Earlier this week I read a scripture in which Jesus specifically addresses such fears. (I had not read it in a while, and it got my attention precisely because I myself have feared the kinds of things I just mentioned.)  Jesus said, “And do not fear those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can kill both body and soul in hell.” (Matthew 10:28).

These words of Jesus are sobering to say the least. But they are also comforting!

Imagine you were a Christian in a part of the world where some people wanted to kill you just because you believed Jesus is the Son of God. Your potential persecutors would of course want you to fear them, but would they have ever heard this verse where Jesus says not to fear those who can kill only the body but instead to fear only Him who can destroy both body and soul in hell? (Then your persecutors would be the ones who should be afraid for what they are about to do!)

Persecution, and even being killed for our faith, can happen in America. Christians have been shot in church worshipping God. It happened at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, S.C. and at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX.  Be honest. Have you feared that? Could such a fear keep you from going to church? Jesus says that a crazy shooter could kill your body but not your soul, and for that reason you should not fear such a person! He says you and I should fear only the One who can destroy both body and soul in hell.

Winfield Casey Jones is a retired pastor and can be reached at wrjones2002@gmail.com. This column first appeared in the Pearland and Friendswood Reporter News.

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GODLINESS EXALTS A NATION, BUT SIN

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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

God continues to bless Sagemont Church.  In the last two Sundays, over 100 people have made public decisions to make Jesus Christ Lord of their life.  Pastors Chuck Schneider, Stuart Rothberg, and Jim Hastings have been teaching the scriptures as both the Old and New Testaments prophesy and proclaim that Jesus Christ is coming back to this earth again to claim and receive His children unto Himself.  During the worship services, I am preaching the message and promise of 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

godchurchillI 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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PLEASE REMEMBER JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL IN YOUR PRAYERS!

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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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A CHALLENGE FOR YOU: Start reading at least one Chapter a day from the Bible!
Proverbs 17
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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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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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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.

1st Epistle of John ii:25

For of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew xix:14

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If you have to suffer, are you prepared?
BIBLE MEDITATION:
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried….
Revelation 2:10a
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Polycarp was the pastor of the early church in the city of Smyrna. It was a bustling port city of 100,000 people on the Aegean coast of modern-day Turkey. Today, Smyrna is the city of Izmir, Turkey. Paul founded the church there on his 3rd missionary journey.
In the book of Revelation, the church in Smyrna was the second church to receive a letter from the Lord Jesus, as given to the apostle John. Jesus encouraged the persecuted church there to be “faithful unto death” and they would receive “a crown of life” (Rev. 2:10).
Polycarp was told to renounce his faith in Christ and offer just a pinch of incense to Caesar. That would get him off the hook with the Romans. He refused, saying, “Eighty and six years have I served Him, and in nothing hath He wronged me; and how, then, can I blaspheme my King, Who saved me?”
When they heard that, they clamored to burn him at the stake. They brought their wood and heaped it around his feet. And then Polycarp prayed, “I count it a blessedness to be thought worthy of a place among the martyrs of Jesus Christ.”
And when that fire was kindled around his feet, he was heard singing and praising the Son of God.
ACTION POINT:
Most of us will not die at the stake, get shot by a firing squad, or be imprisoned for the Lord Jesus Christ. We may not have a chance to die that way, but can we not die to this world—a world that’s at enmity with God?  Can we not die to our plans and our ambitions?  And can we not say, “Jesus Christ is Lord”?

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JULY 16
The Mourner Comforted
“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted”   (Matthew 5:4).

By the valley of weeping we come to Zion. One would have thought mourning and being blessed were in opposition, but the infinitely wise Savior puts them together in this Beatitude. What He has joined together let no man put asunder. Mourning for sin — our own sins, and the sins of others — is the LORD’s seal set upon His faithful ones. When the Spirit of grace is poured upon the house of David, or any other house, they shall mourn. By holy mourning we receive the best of our blessings, even as the rarest commodities come to us by water. Not only shall the mourner be blessed at some future day, but Christ pronounces him blessed even now.

The Holy Spirit will surely comfort those hearts which mourn for sin. They shall be comforted by the application of the blood of Jesus and by the cleansing power of the Holy Ghost. They shall be comforted as to the abounding sin of their city and of their age by the assurance that God will glorify Himself, however much men may rebel against Him. They shall be comforted with the expectation that they shall be wholly freed from sin before long and shall soon be taken up to dwell forever in the glorious presence of their LORD.

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JULY 16
This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith (1 John 5:4).
It is easy to love Him when the blue is in the sky,
When summer winds are blowing, and we smell the roses nigh;
There is little effort needed to obey His precious will
When it leads through flower-decked valley, or over sun-kissed hill.
It is when the rain is falling, or the mist hangs in the air,
When the road is dark and rugged, and the wind no longer fair,
When the rosy dawn has settled in a shadowland of gray,
That we find it hard to trust Him, and are slower to obey.
It is easy to trust Him when the singing birds have come,
And their canticles are echoed in our heart and in our home;
But ’tis when we miss the music, and the days are dull and drear,
That we need a faith triumphant over every doubt and fear.
And our blessed Lord will give it; what we lack He will supply;
Let us ask in faith believing–on His promises rely;
He will ever be our Leader, whether smooth or rough the way,
And will prove Himself sufficient for the needs of every day.
To trust in spite of the look of being forsaken; to keep crying out into the vast, whence comes no returning voice, and where seems no hearing; to see the machinery of the world pauselessly grinding on as if self-moved, caring for no life, nor shifting a hair-breadth for all entreaty, and yet believe that God is awake and utterly loving; to desire nothing but what comes meant for us from His hand; to wait patiently, ready to die of hunger, fearing only lest faith should fail–such is the victory that overcometh the world, such is faith indeed.
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June 23, 2019
Happy Sunday Morning Friends:
It is just after 5AM, I just finished lifting up my morning Prayers
to my GOD in Heaven and He placed it upon my heart to be sure
that you knew this:
I ASSURE you that it is straight from Him and that He wanted me to tell YOU!
As you can see, this morning’s Blog is entitled:
“You Are A Wanted Child!”
Here is the simple message that GOD placed upon my heart to tell you:
1.) GOD Truly does LOVE YOU;
2.) He wants you to be in Heaven with Him when you die;
3.) But there is a PROBLEM: Since Adam & Eve’s BIG mistake,
   the entire Human Race has been infected with a disease,
   And there is ONLY ONE CURE!
   If you don’t get cured of this disease, you cannot get into Heaven with GOD:
   The disease is SIN, The ONLY cure for it is Jesus Christ.
   See, GOD is the Sovereign King and Creator of the Universe.
   He sets the Rules!
   His Rule is that you cannot have the Disease called Sin and get into Heaven for Eternity;
   If you die without the only Cure: Jesus Christ: You will be Eternally separated
   from GOD and at the Great White Throne Judgment,
   described in Revelation Chapter 20,
   if you still have that Disease, Angels will take you and toss you into
   the Lake of Fire… for Eternity, there will be no end.
   On the other hand, if you accept the Cure that our Sovereign GOD
   has provided, you will spend Eternity in Heaven, with Him!
   Again: GOD does LOVE you and He wants you in Heaven with Him!
   Over 2,000 years ago, GOD showed His Mercy upon the entire Human Race
   by sending His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the CURE for the Disease, to Shed His
   Sin-Free Blood and Die on that Cross outside of Jerusalem
   as Payment, the CURE for your sins, ALL of them!
   You will be Cured of the disease if, on Faith:
      (That is: Just BELIEVE this Cure because GOD Said it is the Cure:
   Faith is NOT a feeling or emotion, it is just a belief in GOD’s Promises!
   John 3:16 makes it Very Clear:
      FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN
      SON, THAT WHOSOEVER (YOU) BELIEVETH IN HIM SHALL HAVE
      EVERLASTING (ETERNAL) LIFE!)
Now: Here is what our Sovereign GOD has Ruled regarding that word:
BELIEVETH IN HIM:
1.) Believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross at Calvary in payment for your Sins,
ALL OF THEM;
2.) Believe that His Dead Body was placed in a Borrowed Tomb;
3.) That He Arose from the Dead (Was Resurrected) on the 3rd Day
We now call Easter;
4.) Was seen by over 500 people here on earth after His Resurrection and;
5.) Ascended back into Heaven in front of the Galileans;
(Acts 1:9-12)
6.)To sit upon His Throne at the Right-Hand of GOD His/our Father,
As our High Priest, Advocate, LORD and Savior.
If you believe that, on Faith, and will say this simple Prayer:
LORD, I confess that I am a sinner,
By Faith, I accept Jesus Christ as my Personal LORD & Savior,
I Repent of all of my sins and ask You to forgive my sins,
I give control of my life over to Jesus,
In Jesus’ Precious Name I Pray,
Amen.
It is so simple, if you said that Prayer and truly meant it,
You now are Cured of the Disease called sin and have your
Lifetime Ticket, AS OF RIGHT NOW,
Into Heaven!
You have been Born Again, Spiritually, into the Kingdom of Heaven!
Welcome!
Now: Find a good Christian Church near where you live,
Attend regularly and Worship with your fellow Christians,
Start reading & studying your Bible:
The Inspired, Inerrant, Infallible Word of GOD,
Pray OFTEN to Him by telling Him that:
1.) You Adore Him,
2.) Confess your sins to Him, because, although you have
been forgiven of your sins, you are STILL going to occasionally sin,
But, as a Born-Again Christian, you will not enjoy it and,
You will fall out of Fellowship with Him if you don’t confess your sins
to Him and ask forgiveness: You STILL have your place in Heaven,
You can NEVER lose that once you have accepted Jesus
As your Personal Savior, but you should daily, Pray to GOD, in the Name of Jesus,
And confess and ask forgiveness of you sins.
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3.) Thank Him for the Blessings you have received;
4.) Although He already knows it: Tell Him about your needs
And Thank Him for providing them for you, in other words:
Pray with the Faith that GOD will provide all of those needs
For yourself and others that you Pray for!
Thank you for taking the time to read this message that The LORD
placed upon my heart this morning!
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In Mark 16:14–18, Luke 24:44–49, Acts 1:4–8, and John 20:19–23. As Jesus
was ascending back into Heaven, He told the disciples to preach repentance and forgiveness,
and promised that they will have divine power.)
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The Only Cure for the Disease that the entire Human Race has:
Jesus Christ, The Savior of the World!
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Vietnam Vet, B52s
Devout Christian
All that I have belongs to Him, I am just a steward.
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Do Not Fear Those Who Can Kill Only the Body

December 07, 2017

What if someone broke into your house and threatened to kill you? How do you think you or I might react?

What if you were about to be killed because of your faith in Christ? What do you think you would say or do?

Or what if the fears of some came true, and the nuclear bombs began to fall?  How do you think we would respond? Does the Bible have anything to say to us about such horrible and catastrophic events?

Earlier this week I read a scripture in which Jesus specifically addresses such fears. (I had not read it in a while, and it got my attention precisely because I myself have feared the kinds of things I just mentioned.)  Jesus said, “And do not fear those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can kill both body and soul in hell.” (Matthew 10:28).

These words of Jesus are sobering to say the least. But they are also comforting!

Imagine you were a Christian in a part of the world where some people wanted to kill you just because you believed Jesus is the Son of God. Your potential persecutors would of course want you to fear them, but would they have ever heard this verse where Jesus says not to fear those who can kill only the body but instead to fear only Him who can destroy both body and soul in hell? (Then your persecutors would be the ones who should be afraid for what they are about to do!)

Persecution, and even being killed for our faith, can happen in America. Christians have been shot in church worshipping God. It happened at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, S.C. and at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX.  Be honest. Have you feared that? Could such a fear keep you from going to church? Jesus says that a crazy shooter could kill your body but not your soul, and for that reason you should not fear such a person! He says you and I should fear only the One who can destroy both body and soul in hell.

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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

God continues to bless Sagemont Church.  In the last two Sundays, over 100 people have made public decisions to make Jesus Christ Lord of their life.  Pastors Chuck Schneider, Stuart Rothberg, and Jim Hastings have been teaching the scriptures as both the Old and New Testaments prophesy and proclaim that Jesus Christ is coming back to this earth again to claim and receive His children unto Himself.  During the worship services, I am preaching the message and promise of 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

godchurchillI 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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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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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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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.

1st Epistle of John ii:25

For of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew xix:14

Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”

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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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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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If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.”
Romans 10:9-10 Bob Lewis
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BIBLE MEDITATION:
And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.
Luke 6:29 
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Someone asked an army officer, “Why are you a Christian?” He said, “One day we went out on a march. We slugged through the mud all day long. Our boots were dirty, and our clothes were heavy. When we came into the barracks, we were cross and irritable.”  “There was a young man who had already come in, cleaned up, and was kneeling down by his bed saying his prayers. I became so irritated I took one of my muddy boots and hit him in the head with it.” He said, “The young man paused for a moment and then continued praying. But when I awoke the next morning, my boots were beautifully polished and set by my bed by that young man. That’s what brought me to Christ.”
ACTION POINT:
You know, when God’s people suffer as Christians, this world begins to take notice. Now we may not want it.  We may not ask for it. Certainly I’m not asking for it.  But if it comes, let us suffer as Christians, as the Bible says.  Oh dear friend, from the human viewpoint it is misery. From the Satanic viewpoint it is mystery. But from the divine viewpoint it is ministry.

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JULY 15
Burdens Cast on Him
“Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and He shall sustain thee; He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved”  
(Psalm 55:22).

It is a heavy burden; roll it on Omnipotence. It is thy burden now, and it crushes thee; but when the LORD takes it, He will make nothing of it. If thou art called still to bear, “he will sustain thee.” It will be on Him and not on thee. Thou wilt be so upheld under it that the burden will be a blessing. Bring the LORD into the matter, and thou wilt stand upright under that which in itself would bow thee down.

Our worst fear is lest our trial should drive us from the path of duty; but this the LORD will never suffer. If we are righteous before Him, He will not endure that our affliction should move us from our standing. In Jesus He accepts us as righteous, and in Jesus He will keep us so.

What about the present moment? Art thou going forth to this day’s trial alone? Are thy poor shoulders again to be galled with the oppressive load? Be not so foolish. Tell the LORD all about thy grief and leave it with Him. Don’t cast your burden down and then take it up again; but roll it on the LORD and leave it there. Then shalt thou walk at large, a joyful and unburdened believer, singing the praises of thy great Burden-bearer.

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“Bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar” (Psalms 118:27).
Is not this altar inviting thee? Shall we not ask to be bound to it, that we may never be able to start back from our attitude of consecration? There are times when life is full of roseate light, and we choose the Cross; at other times, when the sky is grey, we shrink from it. It is well to be bound.
Wilt Thou bind us, most blessed Spirit, and enamor us with the Cross, and let us never leave it? Bind us with the scarlet cord of redemption, and the golden cord of love, and the silver cord of Advent-hope, so we will not go back from it, or wish for another lot than to be the humble partners with our Lord in His pain and sorrow!
The horns of the altar invite thee. Wilt thou come? Wilt thou dwell ever in a spirit of resigned humility, and give thyself wholly to the Lord?
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The story is told of a colored brother who, at a camp meeting, tried to give himself to God. Every night at the altar he consecrated himself; but every night before he left the meeting, the devil would come to him and convince him that he did not feel any different and therefore he was not consecrated.
Again and again he was beaten back by the adversary. Finally, one evening he came to the meeting with an axe and a big stake. After consecrating himself, he drove the stake into the ground just where he had knelt. As he was leaving the building, the devil came to him as usual and tried to make him believe that it was all a farce. At once he went back to the stake and, pointing to it, said, “Look here, Mr. Devil, do you see that stake? Well, that’s my witness that God has forever accepted me.”
Immediately the devil left him, and he had no further doubts on the subject.
The Still Small Voice
Beloved, if you are tempted to doubt the finality of your consecration, drive a stake down somewhere and let it be your witness before God and even the devil that you have settled the question forever.
Are you groping for a blessing,
Never getting there?
Listen to a word in season,
Get somewhere.
Are you struggling for salvation
By your anxious prayer?
Stop your struggling, simply trust, and–
Get somewhere.
Does the answer seem to linger
To your earnest prayer?
Turn your praying into praise, and–
Get somewhere.
You will never know His fulness
Till you boldly dare
To commit your all to Him, and–
Get somewhere.

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June 23, 2019
Happy Sunday Morning Friends:
It is just after 5AM, I just finished lifting up my morning Prayers
to my GOD in Heaven and He placed it upon my heart to be sure
that you knew this:
I ASSURE you that it is straight from Him and that He wanted me to tell YOU!
As you can see, this morning’s Blog is entitled:
“You Are A Wanted Child!”
Here is the simple message that GOD placed upon my heart to tell you:
1.) GOD Truly does LOVE YOU;
2.) He wants you to be in Heaven with Him when you die;
3.) But there is a PROBLEM: Since Adam & Eve’s BIG mistake,
   the entire Human Race has been infected with a disease,
   And there is ONLY ONE CURE!
   If you don’t get cured of this disease, you cannot get into Heaven with GOD:
   The disease is SIN, The ONLY cure for it is Jesus Christ.
   See, GOD is the Sovereign King and Creator of the Universe.
   He sets the Rules!
   His Rule is that you cannot have the Disease called Sin and get into Heaven for Eternity;
   If you die without the only Cure: Jesus Christ: You will be Eternally separated
   from GOD and at the Great White Throne Judgment,
   described in Revelation Chapter 20,
   if you still have that Disease, Angels will take you and toss you into
   the Lake of Fire… for Eternity, there will be no end.
   On the other hand, if you accept the Cure that our Sovereign GOD
   has provided, you will spend Eternity in Heaven, with Him!
   Again: GOD does LOVE you and He wants you in Heaven with Him!
   Over 2,000 years ago, GOD showed His Mercy upon the entire Human Race
   by sending His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the CURE for the Disease, to Shed His
   Sin-Free Blood and Die on that Cross outside of Jerusalem
   as Payment, the CURE for your sins, ALL of them!
   You will be Cured of the disease if, on Faith:
      (That is: Just BELIEVE this Cure because GOD Said it is the Cure:
   Faith is NOT a feeling or emotion, it is just a belief in GOD’s Promises!
   John 3:16 makes it Very Clear:
      FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN
      SON, THAT WHOSOEVER (YOU) BELIEVETH IN HIM SHALL HAVE
      EVERLASTING (ETERNAL) LIFE!)
Now: Here is what our Sovereign GOD has Ruled regarding that word:
BELIEVETH IN HIM:
1.) Believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross at Calvary in payment for your Sins,
ALL OF THEM;
2.) Believe that His Dead Body was placed in a Borrowed Tomb;
3.) That He Arose from the Dead (Was Resurrected) on the 3rd Day
We now call Easter;
4.) Was seen by over 500 people here on earth after His Resurrection and;
5.) Ascended back into Heaven in front of the Galileans;
(Acts 1:9-12)
6.)To sit upon His Throne at the Right-Hand of GOD His/our Father,
As our High Priest, Advocate, LORD and Savior.
If you believe that, on Faith, and will say this simple Prayer:
LORD, I confess that I am a sinner,
By Faith, I accept Jesus Christ as my Personal LORD & Savior,
I Repent of all of my sins and ask You to forgive my sins,
I give control of my life over to Jesus,
In Jesus’ Precious Name I Pray,
Amen.
It is so simple, if you said that Prayer and truly meant it,
You now are Cured of the Disease called sin and have your
Lifetime Ticket, AS OF RIGHT NOW,
Into Heaven!
You have been Born Again, Spiritually, into the Kingdom of Heaven!
Welcome!
Now: Find a good Christian Church near where you live,
Attend regularly and Worship with your fellow Christians,
Start reading & studying your Bible:
The Inspired, Inerrant, Infallible Word of GOD,
Pray OFTEN to Him by telling Him that:
1.) You Adore Him,
2.) Confess your sins to Him, because, although you have
been forgiven of your sins, you are STILL going to occasionally sin,
But, as a Born-Again Christian, you will not enjoy it and,
You will fall out of Fellowship with Him if you don’t confess your sins
to Him and ask forgiveness: You STILL have your place in Heaven,
You can NEVER lose that once you have accepted Jesus
As your Personal Savior, but you should daily, Pray to GOD, in the Name of Jesus,
And confess and ask forgiveness of you sins.
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3.) Thank Him for the Blessings you have received;
4.) Although He already knows it: Tell Him about your needs
And Thank Him for providing them for you, in other words:
Pray with the Faith that GOD will provide all of those needs
For yourself and others that you Pray for!
Thank you for taking the time to read this message that The LORD
placed upon my heart this morning!
Please feel free to copy and forward this Plan of Salvation to any and all of your Contacts:
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If anyone is Ashamed of Me on earth, I shall be ashamed of him in Heaven.)
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(We HAVE to tell others about Jesus: He commanded us in The Great Commission:
In Mark 16:14–18, Luke 24:44–49, Acts 1:4–8, and John 20:19–23. As Jesus
was ascending back into Heaven, He told the disciples to preach repentance and forgiveness,
and promised that they will have divine power.)
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The Only Cure for the Disease that the entire Human Race has:
Jesus Christ, The Savior of the World!
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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.
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Do Not Fear Those Who Can Kill Only the Body

December 07, 2017

What if someone broke into your house and threatened to kill you? How do you think you or I might react?

What if you were about to be killed because of your faith in Christ? What do you think you would say or do?

Or what if the fears of some came true, and the nuclear bombs began to fall?  How do you think we would respond? Does the Bible have anything to say to us about such horrible and catastrophic events?

Earlier this week I read a scripture in which Jesus specifically addresses such fears. (I had not read it in a while, and it got my attention precisely because I myself have feared the kinds of things I just mentioned.)  Jesus said, “And do not fear those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can kill both body and soul in hell.” (Matthew 10:28).

These words of Jesus are sobering to say the least. But they are also comforting!

Imagine you were a Christian in a part of the world where some people wanted to kill you just because you believed Jesus is the Son of God. Your potential persecutors would of course want you to fear them, but would they have ever heard this verse where Jesus says not to fear those who can kill only the body but instead to fear only Him who can destroy both body and soul in hell? (Then your persecutors would be the ones who should be afraid for what they are about to do!)

Persecution, and even being killed for our faith, can happen in America. Christians have been shot in church worshipping God. It happened at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, S.C. and at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX.  Be honest. Have you feared that? Could such a fear keep you from going to church? Jesus says that a crazy shooter could kill your body but not your soul, and for that reason you should not fear such a person! He says you and I should fear only the One who can destroy both body and soul in hell.

Winfield Casey Jones is a retired pastor and can be reached at wrjones2002@gmail.com. This column first appeared in the Pearland and Friendswood Reporter News.

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IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!

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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

God continues to bless Sagemont Church.  In the last two Sundays, over 100 people have made public decisions to make Jesus Christ Lord of their life.  Pastors Chuck Schneider, Stuart Rothberg, and Jim Hastings have been teaching the scriptures as both the Old and New Testaments prophesy and proclaim that Jesus Christ is coming back to this earth again to claim and receive His children unto Himself.  During the worship services, I am preaching the message and promise of 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

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

1st Epistle of John ii:25

For of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew xix:14

Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”

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BIBLE MEDITATION:
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
What does it mean to “confess your sins”? It doesn’t mean to simply admit your sin. There are a lot of people who have admitted their sins, who have never confessed their sins.

I’ve spoken to people many times and asked, “Do you know that you’re a sinner?” And they respond, “Yes, I know. We’ve all sinned.” But those people aren’t confessing; all they’re doing is admitting. There is a difference.

The word “confess” is a compilation of two words, “con” and “fess,” which mean “to agree with.” To confess your sins is “to say with” God what God says about them.

ACTION POINT:
As you go before the Lord in prayer today, rather than just admitting you’ve sinned, agree with God about your sin. Then ask for His grace to overcome.

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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

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Today, is the next Installment of our Journey to read The Holy Bible through in a year!
We will be displaying Chapters from the Old Testament and  the New Testament every day; at this rate,
we will read the entire Holy Bible through in one year!:
Here we go: The Old Testament has 39 Books; the New Testament: 27.
There are 929 chapters in the Old Testament; the New Testament only has 260 chapters.
The Old Testament makes up about three-fourths of the Bible, and the New Testament makes up about one-fourth of the Bible.
(Note: After reading each installment, just Click the “back-arrow” at the very-upper-left of your browser to return to this page!)
September 7
Old Testament:
(25)
New Testament:
(6)
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Bible Verse for the day:

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100 Bible Questions!

(Answers from yesterday’s quiz)

1. What was the name of the garden where Adam and Eve lived?
Garden of Eden

Genesis 2:8
2. Which creature tricked Eve into eating of the forbidden fruit?
Serpent

Genesis 3
3. Who was the first child born?
Cain

Genesis 4:1

TODAY’S QUESTIONS:

100 Bible Questions!

4. From what disaster did the Ark save Noah?
F_____

Genesis 6
5. What was the name of the tower that the people were building when God confused their language?
B_________

Genesis 11
6. What was the name of Abraham’s nephew?
L____

Genesis 14:12

 

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A CHALLENGE FOR YOU: Start reading at least one Chapter a day from the Bible!
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The 5 Great Truths!

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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 as they start coming home from Afghanistan AND for those who stay; ===========================================================

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

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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 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 us your Prayer Requests to:

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Bob’s Favorite Quotes: The beginning of  anxiety is the end of Faith and the end of anxiety is the beginning of Faith. George Mueller Its not Red, Yellow, Black or White Races; Its the HUMAN RACE! Bob Lewis – June 2, 2011 (You can quote me on that!) God will NOT do what YOU can do and YOU cannot do what GOD can do! FAITH MAKES THINGS POSSIBLE… NOT EASY!

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Bible Chapter Look-Up Just Enter the Book and Chapter and click enter! If you don’t know the Chapters in the Old & New Testaments in order, Just go to: Books and Chapters in the Holy Bible: Click Here! and look them up!)

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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. **********

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 **************

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 *************

From a Subscriber: “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9 **************

If you have a favorite Scripture, please send it to us via the Email below and we will consider placing it under the above two quotations. **************

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

We have ANOTHER feature for you! Our Pastor, Tom Allen, at Crosspoint Church in Pearland, TX, just south of Houston, allows his staff to post each of his messages to their website every Sunday. Please feel free to visit the site and Worship with us. Pastor Tom Allen’s messages! ==========================================================

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