Defeat your enemy just like Jesus did! # 2713

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Our Pastor at Sagemont, since we were Founded
53 years ago, Dr John Morgan, gives his last
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NEW FEATURE: READER’S FAVORITE BIBLE VERSES:

June 6, 2019:

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:16
This is one of my favorite verses.  We can draw near to God’s throne of grace because of what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. Ed Slaback
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June 7, 2019:
“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; and no one comes to the Father except through Me!:”
John 14:6 Bob Lewis
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June 8, 2019
“For GOD so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believeth
in Him shall have Everlasting Life.”
John 3:16 Bob Lewis
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June 9, 2019
“Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”
Revelation 20:15 Bob Lewis
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June 10, 2019
“But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24:15 Bob Lewis
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June 11, 2019
“…call on me in the day of trouble;
    I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”
Psalms 50:15 Bob Lewis
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June 12, 2019
“I can do all things through [a]Christ who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:13 Bob Lewis
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June 13, 2019
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Romans 8:28  Bob Lewis
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June 14, 2019
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.”
1 Corinthians 13:1-2 Bob Lewis
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June 15, 2019
“Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world”
John 4:4 Bob Lewis
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June 15

Defeat your enemy just like Jesus did!
BIBLE MEDITATION:
For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to help those who are tempted.
 Hebrews 2:18
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
After Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, He was “led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil” (Matthew 4:1). He did not overcome Satan as God, but as man anointed by the power of God. There’s an important distinction here for us to understand.
Jesus could have said, “Satan, I want you to know that because I am God, I will obliterate you this moment.” Had He asserted His power as God, then when He asks us to overcome the devil, we’d be saying, “Sure, it’s easy for You to say that! You’re God! Don’t expect me to do what You did.”
But Jesus didn’t pull rank on us. Instead, God anointed Jesus as a man to do what we, as humans, can also do by His anointing. You and I have what we need to face any temptation, for we are in Christ, and He is in us.
ACTION POINT:
You have the same Father to call upon and the same Word of God to use against the enemy. You do not have to yield, give up, or give in. Instead, you can have the victory over him, just as Jesus did. Remember, “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world” (John 4:4).

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JUNE 15
He Constantly Abides
“For the LORD will not forsake His people for His great name’s sake; because it hath pleased the LORD to make you His people”  
(1 Samuel 12:22).

God’s choice of His people is the reason for His abiding by them and not forsaking them. He chose them for His love, and He loves them for His choice. His own good pleasure is the source of their election, and His election is the reason for the continuance of His pleasure in them. It would dishonor His great name for Him to forsake them, since it would either show that He made an error in His choice or that He was fickle in His love. God’s love has this glory, that it never changes, and this glory He will never tarnish.

By all the memories of the LORD’s former lovingkindnesses let us rest assured that He will not forsake us. He who has gone so far as to make us His people will not undo the creation of His grace. He has not wrought such wonders for us that He might leave us after all. His Son Jesus has died for us, and we may be sure that He has not died in vain. Can He forsake those for whom He shed His blood? Because He has hitherto taken pleasure in choosing and in saving us, it will be His pleasure still to bless us. Our LORD Jesus is no changeable lover. Having loved His own, He loves them to the end.

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JUNE 15
But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. When you have turned back, strengthen your brothers. (Luke 22:32)
Christian, take good care of thy faith, for recollect that faith is the only means whereby thou canst obtain blessings. Prayer cannot draw down answers from God’s throne except it be the earnest prayer of the man who believes.
Faith is the telegraphic wire which links earth to Heaven, on which God’s messages of love fly so fast that before we call He answers, and while we are yet speaking He hears us. But if that telegraphic wire of faith be snapped, how can we obtain the promise?
Am I in trouble? I can obtain help for trouble by faith. Am I beaten about by the enemy? My soul on her dear Refuge leans by faith.
But take faith away, then in vain I call to God. There is no other road betwixt my soul and Heaven. Blockade the road, and how can I communicate with the Great King?
Faith links me with Divinity. Faith clothes me with the power of Jehovah. Faith insures every attribute of God in my defense. It helps me to defy the hosts of hell. It makes me march triumphant over the necks of my enemies. But without faith how can I receive anything from the Lord?
Oh, then, Christian, watch well thy faith. “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”
—C. H. Spurgeon
We boast of being so practical a people that we want to have a surer thing than faith. But did not Paul say that the promise was, by FAITH that it might be SURE? (Romans 4:16)
—Dan Crawford.
Faith honors God; God honors faith.

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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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 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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What God will do for you if you let Him # 2712

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Tonight’s Blog is dedicated to two of our Sons born on June 13 in different years: Todd & Zach

Love Ya’ll,

Mom ‘n Dad

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Our Pastor at Sagemont, since we were Founded
53 years ago, Dr John Morgan, gives his last
Message as Sr Pastor before becoming our 
Founding Pastor!

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NEW FEATURE: READER’S FAVORITE BIBLE VERSES:

June 6, 2019:

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:16
This is one of my favorite verses.  We can draw near to God’s throne of grace because of what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. Ed Slaback
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June 7, 2019:
“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; and no one comes to the Father except through Me!:”
John 14:6 Bob Lewis
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June 8, 2019
“For GOD so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believeth
in Him shall have Everlasting Life.”
John 3:16 Bob Lewis
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June 9, 2019
“Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”
Revelation 20:15 Bob Lewis
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June 10, 2019
“But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24:15 Bob Lewis
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June 11, 2019
“…call on me in the day of trouble;
    I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”
Psalms 50:15 Bob Lewis
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June 12, 2019
“I can do all things through [a]Christ who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:13 Bob Lewis
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June 13, 2019
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Romans 8:28  Bob Lewis
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June 14, 2019
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.”
1 Corinthians 13:1-2 Bob Lewis
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June 14

What God will do for you if you let Him!
BIBLE MEDITATION:
Now He which establishes us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God.
2 Corinthians 1:21
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
What will God do for you if you will allow Him? He will establish you. In other words, He will make you stable, steadfast, dependable, and unmovable so that you will not be blown about by every wind of doctrine.
This verb “establishes” in Greek is in the present participle, which means it’s a continuing action. There’s no “once and for all” here. God is in the process of establishing you.
Now, where is He establishing you? In Christ. He is moving you closer and closer to Christ the Rock of your salvation. When you are saved, God puts you into Christ and then, day by day, He moves you closer to Him.
ACTION POINT:
Thank God today for the continuous work God is doing in your life, establishing you in Christ, the Solid Rock.

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JUNE 14
Divine Cultivation

“I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: Lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day”   (Isaiah 27:3).

When the LORD Himself speaks in His own proper person rather than through a prophet, the word has a peculiar weight to believing minds. It is Jehovah Himself who is the keeper of His own vineyard; He does not trust it to any other, but He makes it His own personal care. Are they not well kept whom God Himself keeps?

We are to receive gracious watering, not only every day and every hour “but every moment.” How we ought to grow! How fresh and fruitful every plant should be! What rich clusters the vines should bear!

But disturbers come; little foxes and the boar. Therefore, the LORD Himself is our Guardian, and that at all hours, both “night and day.” What, then, can harm us? Why are we afraid! He tends, He waters, He guards; what more do we need?

Twice in this verse the LORD says, “I will.” What truth, what power, what love, what immutability we find in the great “I will” of Jehovah! Who can resist His will? If He says “I will,” what room is there for doubt? With an “I will” of God we can face all the hosts of sin, death, and hell. O LORD, since Thou sayest, “I will keep thee,” I reply, “I will praise Thee!”

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JUNE 14
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage. (John 14:27)
Two painters each painted a picture to illustrate his conception of rest. The first chose for his scene a still, lone lake among the far-off mountains.
The second threw on his canvas a thundering waterfall, with a fragile birch tree bending over the foam; and at the fork of the branch, almost wet with the cataract’s spray, sat a robin on its nest.
The first was only stagnation; the last was rest.
Christ’s life outwardly was one of the most troubled lives that ever lived: tempest and tumult, tumult and tempest, the waves breaking over it all the time until the worn body was laid in the grave. But the inner life was a sea of glass. The great calm was always there.
At any moment you might have gone to Him and found rest. And even when the human bloodhounds were dogging Him in the streets of Jerusalem, He turned to His disciples and offered them, as a last legacy, “My peace.”
Rest is not a hallowed feeling that comes over us in church; it is the repose of a heart set deep in God.
—Drummond
My peace I give in times of deepest grief, 
Imparting calm and trust and My relief.
My peace I give when prayer seems lost, unheard; 
Know that My promises are ever in My Word.
My peace I give when thou art left alone—
The nightingale at night has sweetest tone.
My peace I give in time of utter loss, 
The way of glory leads right to the cross.
My peace I give when enemies will blame, 
Thy fellowship is sweet through cruel shame.
My peace I give in agony and sweat, 
For mine own brow with bloody drops was wet.
My peace I give when nearest friend betrays
Peace that is merged in love, and for them prays.
My peace I give when there’s but death for thee
The gateway is the cross to get to Me.
—L. S. P.

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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

IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!

PROVERBS 14:34

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Pastor John

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Dr John Morgan

Sunday Morning Service

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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.

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 14
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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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Tonight’s Blog is dedicated to two of our Sons born on June 13 in different years: Todd & Zach

Love Ya’ll,

Mom ‘n Dad

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Our Pastor at Sagemont, since we were Founded
53 years ago, Dr John Morgan, gives his last
Message as Sr Pastor before becoming our 
Founding Pastor!

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NEW FEATURE: READER’S FAVORITE BIBLE VERSES:

June 6, 2019:

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:16
This is one of my favorite verses.  We can draw near to God’s throne of grace because of what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. Ed Slaback
June 7, 2019:
“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; and no one comes to the Father except through Me!:”
John 14:6 Bob Lewis
June 8, 2019
“For GOD so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believeth
in Him shall have Everlasting Life.”
John 3:16 Bob Lewis
June 9, 2019
“Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”
Revelation 20:15 Bob Lewis
June 10, 2019
“But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24:15 Bob Lewis
“…call on me in the day of trouble;
    I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”
Psalms 50:15 Bob Lewis

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June 13

How to save people at risk!
BIBLE MEDITATION:
A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
 John 13:34
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
A man and his wife were walking through a wheat field in Alberta, Canada, early one evening with their young son. They forgot for a moment that their son was with them, and then suddenly they realized he wasn’t there.
They searched to no avail, then ran back to the village to get help. Many people returned with the couple to search through the night. Then one man said, “Let’s lock arms and we’ll sweep across the field.” Then there was a cry: “I found him!” And everyone rushed together to the lifeless form of the little fellow who had died of exposure.
I wonder if there are people who are going to slip into a Christ-less eternity because as the Body of Christ, we haven’t joined hands soon enough. The Lord Jesus, seeing fields of grain that were ripe for the harvest, knew the urgency of the hour. He said, “I must work the works of Him that sent Me while it is day. The night cometh when no man can work” (John 9:4).
He also said, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth laborers into His harvest” (Luke 10:2 ).
ACTION POINT:
What are you doing to welcome newcomers, disciple younger believers, or minister to the needs of others both in your church and outside your church? Ask God to give you opportunities to redeem the 168 hours He has given you this week in selfless acts of love for others.

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

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JUNE 13
Dwelling Safely Apart
“Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew”   (Deuteronomy 33:28).

The more we dwell alone, the more safe shall we be. God would have His people separate from sinners, His call to them is, “Come ye out from among them.”…A worldly Christian is spiritually diseased. Those who compromise with Christ’s enemies may be reckoned with them.

Our safety lies, not in making terms with the enemy, but in dwelling alone with our Best Friend. If we do this, we shall dwell in safety despite the sarcasms, the slanders, and the sneers of the world. We shall be safe from the baleful influence of its unbelief, its pride, its vanity, its filthiness.

God also will make us dwell in safety alone in that day when sin shall be visited on the nations by wars and famines. The LORD brought Abram from Ur of the Chaldees, but Abram stopped halfway. He had no blessing till, having set out to go to the land of Canaan, to the land of Canaan he came, He was safe alone even in the midst of foes. Lot was not safe in Sodom though in a circle of friends. Our safety is in dwelling apart with God.

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JUNE 13
In everything ye are enriched by him (1 Cor. 1:5).
Have you ever seen men and women whom some disaster drove to a great act of prayer, and by and by the disaster was forgotten, but the sweetness of religion remained and warmed their souls?
So have I seen a storm in later spring; and all was black, save where the lightning tore the cloud with thundering rent.
The winds blew and the rains fell, as though heaven had opened its windows. What a devastation there was! Not a spider’s web that was out of doors escaped the storm, which tore up even the strong-branched oak.
But ere long the lightning had gone by, the thunder was spent and silent, the rain was over, the western wind came up with its sweet breath, the clouds were chased away, and the retreating storm threw a scarf of rainbows over her fair shoulders and resplendent neck, and looked back and smiled, and so withdrew and passed out of sight.
But for weeks long the fields held up their bands full of ambrosial flowers, and all the summer through the grass was greener, the brooks were fuller, and the trees cast a more umbrageous shade, because the storm passed by–though all the rest of the earth had long ago forgotten the storm, its rainbows and its rain.
–Theodore Parker
God may not give us an easy journey to the Promised Land, but He will give us a safe one.
–Bonar
It was a storm that occasioned the discovery of the gold mines of India. Hath not a storm driven some to the discovery of the richer mines of the love of God in Christ?
Is it raining, little flower?
Be glad of rain;
Too much sun would wither thee;
‘Twill shine again.
The clouds are very black, ’tis true;
But just behind them shines the blue.
Art thou weary, tender heart?
Be glad of pain:
In sorrow sweetest virtues grow,
As flowers in rain.
God watches, and thou wilt have sun,
When clouds their perfect work have done.
–Lucy Larcom

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A TICKET TO HEAVEN!

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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

IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!

PROVERBS 14:34

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Pastor John

84

Dr John Morgan

Sunday Morning Service

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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.
Purchase your own copy of Spurgeon’s classic Morning and Evening devotional

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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.

www.sagemontchurch.org

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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 13
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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:

Bob’s Email

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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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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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Our Pastor at Sagemont, since we were Founded
53 years ago, Dr John Morgan, gives his last
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NEW FEATURE: READER’S FAVORITE BIBLE VERSES:

June 6, 2019:

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:16
This is one of my favorite verses.  We can draw near to God’s throne of grace because of what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. Ed Slaback
June 7, 2019:
“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; and no one comes to the Father except through Me!:”
John 14:6 Bob Lewis
June 8, 2019
“For GOD so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believeth
in Him shall have Everlasting Life.”
John 3:16 Bob Lewis
June 9, 2019
“Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”
Revelation 20:15 Bob Lewis
June 10, 2019
“But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24:15 Bob Lewis
“…call on me in the day of trouble;
    I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”
Psalms 50:15 Bob Lewis

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Find out what God wants for you!
BIBLE MEDITATION:
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which He hath promised to them that love Him?
James 2:5
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Are you facing a struggle in your life today? Perhaps there is a decision that you need to make, but don’t know what to do. Friend, let me tell you the way to find what God wants for you.
Take hold of the Lord with both hands and in faith tell Him, “Sink or swim, live or die, once and for all, now and forever, I’m going for You, God.”
John Dryden, the famous English poet, said, “Reason saw not, till faith sprung the light.” Charles Haddon Spurgeon said, “Faith goes up the stairs that love has made and looks out the window which hope has opened.”
ACTION POINT:
You don’t know what God can do through you until you step out in faith. Take that step today.

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JUNE 12
No Cause to Blush
“Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed”   (Isaiah 54.4).

We shall not be ashamed of our faith. Carping critics may assail the Scriptures upon which we ground our belief, but every year the LORD will make it more and more clear that in His Book there is no error, no excess, and no omission. It is no discredit to be a simple believer; the faith which looks alone to Jesus is a crown of honor on any man’s head and better than a star on his breast.

We shall not be ashamed of our hope. It shall be even as the LORD has said. We shall be fed, led, blest, and rested. Our LORD will come, and then the days of our mourning shall be ended. How we shall glory in the LORD who first gave us lively hope and then gave us that which we hoped for!

We shall not be ashamed of our love. Jesus is to us the altogether lovely, and never, never, shall we have to blush because we have yielded our hearts to Him. The sight of our glorious Well-beloved will justify the most enthusiastic attachment to Him. None will blame the martyrs for dying for Him. When the enemies of Christ are clothed with everlasting contempt, the lovers of Jesus shall find themselves honored by all holy beings, because they chose the reproach of Christ rather than the treasures of Egypt.

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JUNE 12
And the Lord’s slave must not engage in heated disputes but be kind toward all, an apt teacher, patient, (2 Tim 2:24)
When God conquers us and takes all the flint out of our nature, and we get deep visions into the Spirit of Jesus, we then see as never before the great rarity of gentleness of spirit in this dark and unheavenly world.
The graces of the Spirit do not settle themselves down upon us by chance, and if we do not discern certain states of grace, and choose them, and in our thoughts nourish them, they never become fastened in our nature or behavior.
Every advance step in grace must be preceded by first apprehending it, and then a prayerful resolve to have it.
So few are willing to undergo the suffering out of which thorough gentleness comes. We must die before we are turned into gentleness, and crucifixion involves suffering; it is a real breaking and crushing of self, which wrings the heart and conquers the mind.
There is a good deal of mere mental and logical sanctification nowadays, which is only a religious fiction. It consists of mentally putting one’s self on the altar, and then mentally saying the altar sanctifies the gift, and then logically concluding therefore one is sanctified; and such an one goes forth with a gay, flippant, theological prattle about the deep things of God.
But the natural heartstrings have not been snapped, and the Adamic flint has not been ground to powder, and the bosom has not throbbed with the lonely, surging sighs of Gethsemane; and not having the real death marks of Calvary, there cannot be that soft, sweet, gentle, floating, victorious, overflowing, triumphant life that flows like a spring morning from an empty tomb.
—G. D. W.
“And great grace was upon them all” (Acts 4:33).

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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

IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!

PROVERBS 14:34

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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.

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 12
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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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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

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The Great Commission!

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Can anything separate you from God? Post # 2709

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Our Pastor at Sagemont, since we were Founded
53 years ago, Dr John Morgan, gives his last
Message as Sr Pastor before becoming our 
Founding Pastor!

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NEW FEATURE: READER’S FAVORITE BIBLE VERSES:

June 6, 2019:

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:16
This is one of my favorite verses.  We can draw near to God’s throne of grace because of what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. Ed Slaback
June 7, 2019:
“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; and no one comes to the Father except through Me!:”
John 14:6 Bob Lewis
June 8, 2019
“For GOD so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believeth
in Him shall have Everlasting Life.”
John 3:16 Bob Lewis
June 9, 2019
“Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”
Revelation 20:15 Bob Lewis
June 10, 2019
“But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24:15 Bob Lewis

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of The Son of GOD: Jesus Christ

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June 11

Can anything separate you from God?

BIBLE MEDITATION:
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:39
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
A historian tells us that after the Spanish Inquisition, Napoleon’s soldiers uncovered a dungeon. They went down into the dungeon and found a skeleton with chains still on it. To their surprise, they looked on the wall and saw a cross. At the apex of the cross, was the word “height.” At the foot of the cross, was the word “depth.” And on either side of the cross were the words “breadth” and “length.” To this prisoner, the cross was a picture of the dimensions of God’s love. God’s love is expansive and everlasting.
ACTION POINT:
Jesus Christ went to the Cross to demonstrate the depth and height, length and breadth of the love of God. God went to extremes to show His love for you. Can you do something today to share with others that love of Jesus Christ?

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JUNE 11
A Shepherd Secures Them
“They shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid”   (Zephaniah 3:13).

Yesterday we thought of the afflicted and poor people whom the LORD left to be a living seed in a dead world. The prophet says of such that they shall not work iniquity nor speak lies. So that while they had neither rank nor riches to guard them, they were also quite unable to use those weapons in which the wicked place so much reliance: they could neither defend themselves by sin nor by subtlety.

What then? Would they be destroyed? By no means! They should both feed and rest and be not merely free from danger but even quiet from fear of evil. Sheep are very feeble creatures, and wolves are terrible enemies; yet at this hour sheep are more numerous than wolves, and the cause of the sheep is always winning, while the cause of the wolves is always declining. One day flocks of sheep will cover the plains, and not a wolf will be left. The fact is that sheep have a Shepherd, and this gives them provender, protection, and peace. “None” — which means not one, whether in human or diabolical form — “shall make them afraid.” Who shall terrify the LORD’s Rock when He is near? We lie down in green pastures, for Jesus Himself is food and rest to our souls.

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JUNE 11
And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose, (Rom 8:28)
How wide is this assertion of the Apostle Paul! He does not say, “We know that some things,” or “most things,” or “joyous things,” but “ALL things.” From the minutest to the most momentous; from the humblest event in daily providence to the great crisis hours in grace.
And all things “work’—they are working; not all things have worked, or shall work; but it is a present operation.
At this very moment, when some voice may be saying, “Thy judgments are a great deep,” the angels above, who are watching the development of the great plan, are with folded wings exclaiming, “The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.” (Ps. 145:17)
And then all things “work together.” It is a beautiful blending. Many different colors, in themselves raw and unsightly, are required in order to weave the harmonious pattern.
Many separate tones and notes of music, even discords and dissonances, are required to make up the harmonious anthem.
Many separate wheels and joints are required to make the piece of machinery. Take a thread separately, or a note separately, or a wheel or a tooth of a wheel separately, and there may be neither use nor beauty discernible.
But complete the web, combine the notes, put together the separate parts of steel and iron, and you see how perfect and symmetrical is the result. Here is the lesson for faith: “What I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter.”
—Macduff
In one thousand trials it is not five hundred of them that work for the believer’s good, but nine hundred and ninety-nine of them, and one beside.
—George Mueller
“GOD MEANT IT UNTO GOOD” (Gen. 50:20).
“God meant it unto good”—O blest assurance,
Falling like sunshine all across life’s way,
Touching with Heaven’s gold earth’s darkest storm clouds,
Bringing fresh peace and comfort day by day.
’Twas not by chance the hands of faithless brethren
Sold Joseph captive to a foreign land;
Nor was it chance which, after years of suffering,
Brought him before the monarch’s throne to stand.
One Eye all-seeing saw the need of thousands,
And planned to meet it through that one lone soul;
And through the weary days of prison bondage
Was working towards the great and glorious goal.
As yet the end was hidden from the captive,
The iron entered even to his soul;
His eye could scan the present path of sorrow,
Not yet his gaze might rest upon the whole.
Faith failed not through those long, dark days of waiting,
His trust in God was recompensed at last,
The moment came when God led forth his servant
To succour many, all his sufferings past.
“It was not you but God, that sent me hither,”
Witnessed triumphant faith in after days;
“God meant it unto good,” no “second causes”
Mingled their discord with his song of praise.
“God means it unto good” for thee, beloved,
The God of Joseph is the same today;
His love permits afflictions strange and bitter,
His hand is guiding through the unknown way.
Thy Lord, who sees the end from the beginning,
Hath purposes for thee of love untold.
Then place thy hand in His and follow fearless,
Till thou the riches of His grace behold.
There, when thou standest in the Home of Glory,
And all life’s path ties open to thy gaze,
Thine eyes shall see the hand which now thou trustest,
And magnify His love through endless days.

—Freda Hanbury Allen

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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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Dr John Morgan

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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.

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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You are set apart for a holy purpose! Post # 2708

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Our Pastor at Sagemont, since we were Founded
53 years ago, Dr John Morgan, gives his last
Message as Sr Pastor before becoming our 
Founding Pastor!

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NEW FEATURE: READER’S FAVORITE BIBLE VERSES:

June 6, 2019:

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:16
This is one of my favorite verses.  We can draw near to God’s throne of grace because of what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. Ed Slaback
June 7, 2019:
“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; and no one comes to the Father except through Me!:”
John 14:6 Bob Lewis
June 8, 2019
“For GOD so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believeth
in Him shall have Everlasting Life.”
John 3:16 Bob Lewis
June 9, 2019
“Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”
Revelation 20:15 Bob Lewis

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

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June 10

You are set apart for a holy purpose!

BIBLE MEDITATION:
Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
Romans 3:28
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
If God the Father chose us and the Holy Spirit set us aside for His holy purposes, then what part do you and I have? In our time here on Earth, there are two parts to our journey:  divine sovereignty and human responsibility.
Second Timothy 2:21 says we believers have been “sanctified…and prepared unto every good work.” Another way to say this verse is, “So if anyone purifies himself from anything dishonorable, he will be a special instrument, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.”
You have been “sanctified” –set apart for the Master’s purpose—not to sit, soak and sour, but to be obedient to God for what He has for you to do.
Yes, salvation is free, but you must obey. God’s divine sovereignty in choosing us does not nullify our response to His call. You have been saved out of this world, sent back into this world to witness to the world, and that is the only business you have in this world.
ACTION POINT:
Now, you do not work to be saved. You work because you aresaved. Someone has said and I agree: “I will not work my soul to save. That work, my Lord has done. But I will work like any slave for the love of God’s dear Son.”

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JUNE 10
A Trustworthy Name
“I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the Name of the LORD”   (Zephaniah 3:12).

When true religion is ready to die out among the wealthy it finds a home among the poor of this world, rich in faith. The LORD has even now His faithful remnant. Am I one of them?

Perhaps it is because men are afflicted and poor that they learn to trust in the name of the LORD. He that hath no money must try what he can do on trust. He whose own name is good for nothing in his own esteem, acts wisely to rest in another name, even that best of names, the name of Jehovah. God wilt always have a trusting people, and these will be an afflicted and poor people. Little as the world thinks of them, their being left in the midst of a nation is the channel of untold blessings to it. Here we have the conserving salt which keeps in check the corruption which is in the world through lust.

Again the question comes home to each one of us. Am I one of them? Am I afflicted by the sin within me and around me? Am I poor in spirit, poor spiritually in my own judgment? Do I trust in the LORD? This is the main business. Jesus reveals the name, the character, the person of God; am I trusting in Him? If so, I am left in this world for a purpose. LORD, help me to fulfill it.

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JUNE 10
Trust in the Lord and do what is right! Settle in the land and maintain your integrity! (Ps 37:3)
I once met a poor colored woman, who earned a precarious living by hard daily labor; but who was a joyous triumphant Christian. “Ah, Nancy,” said a gloomy Christian lady to her one day, “it is well enough to be happy now; but I should think the thoughts of your future would sober you.
“Only suppose, for instance, you should have a spell of sickness, and be unable to work; or suppose your present employers should move away, and no one else should give you anything to do; or suppose—”
“Stop!” cried Nancy, “I never supposes. De Lord is my Shepherd, and I knows I shall not want. And, Honey,” she added, to her gloomy friend, “it’s all dem supposes as is makin’ you so mis’able. You’d better give dem all up, and just trust de Lord.”
There is one text that will take all the “supposes” out of a believer’s life, if it be received and acted on in childlike faith; it is Hebrews 13:5, 6: “Be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
—H. W. S.
“There’s a stream of trouble across my path;
It is black and deep and wide.
Bitter the hour the future hath
When I cross its swelling tide.
But I smile and sing and say:
’I will hope and trust alway;
I’ll bear the sorrow that comes tomorrow,
But I’ll borrow none today.’
“Tomorrow’s bridge is a dangerous thing;
I dare not cross it now.
I can see its timbers sway and swing,
And its arches reel and bow.
O heart, you must hope alway;
You must sing and trust and say:
’I’ll bear the sorrow that comes tomorrow,
But I’ll borrow none today.”’
The eagle that soars in the upper air does not worry itself as to how it is to cross rivers.
—Selected

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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

IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!

PROVERBS 14:34

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Pastor John

84

Dr John Morgan

Sunday Morning Service

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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.
Purchase your own copy of Spurgeon’s classic Morning and Evening devotional

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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 10
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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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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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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

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The Great Commission!

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What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do Post # 2707

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NEW FEATURE: READER’S FAVORITE BIBLE VERSES:

June 6, 2019:

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:16
This is one of my favorite verses.  We can draw near to God’s throne of grace because of what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. Ed Slaback
June 7, 2019:
“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; and no one comes to the Father except through Me!:”
John 14:6 Bob Lewis
June 8, 2019
“For GOD so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believeth
in Him shall have Everlasting Life.”
John 3:16 Bob Lewis

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June 9

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do!

BIBLE MEDITATION:
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Galatians 5:13
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
One of the signs that you have stopped trusting God is that you cease to function. You simply drop out of life’s activities. You start fretting over this and that; you get distressed over a loss. When you get oppressed by the devil, what do you do? Close up shop, draw the drapes, go to sleep, get up late. Have you ever been that way? Worry will do that to you.
When you worry it is because you are not trusting God. You may say, “I lost my job.” Well, what are you doing? “I’m sitting around the house.” Well, quit it! You have more opportunity to serve God.
ACTION POINT:
Go down to the church and ask them to put you to work. Go to your local mission and volunteer. Mow a neighbor’s yard. Go shopping for an elderly person. Do what you need to do to find a job and when you’re done…do good! Do good because you’re trusting in the Lord.

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

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JUNE 09
Wisdom for the Asking
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him”  
(James 1:5).

If any of you lack wisdom. There is no “if” in the matter, for I am sure I lack it. What do I know? How can I guide my own way? How can I direct others? LORD, I am a mass of folly, and wisdom I have none.

Thou sayest, “Let him ask of God.” LORD, I now ask. Here at Thy footstool I ask to be furnished with heavenly wisdom for this day’s perplexities, ay, and for this day’s simplicities; for I know I may do very stupid things, even in plain matters, unless Thou dost keep me out of mischief.

I thank Thee that all I have to do is to ask. What grace is this on Thy part, that I have only to pray in faith and Thou wilt give me wisdom’. Thou dost here promise me a liberal education, and that, too, without an angry tutor or a scolding usher. This, too, Thou wilt bestow without a fee — bestow it on a fool who lacks wisdom. O LORD, I thank Thee for that positive and expressive word “It shall be given him.” I believe it. Thou wilt this day make Thy babe to know the hidden wisdom which the carnally prudent never learn. Thou wilt guide me with Thy counsel and afterwards receive me to glory.

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JUNE 09
…because everyone who has been fathered by God conquers the world. This is the conquering power that has conquered the world: our faith. (1 John 5:4)
At every turn in the road one can find something that will rob him of his victory and peace of mind, if he permits it. Satan is a long way from having retired from the business of deluding and ruining God’s children if he can. At every milestone it is well to look carefully to the thermometer of one’s experience, to see whether the temperature is well up.
Sometimes a person can, if he will, actually snatch victory from the very jaws of defeat, if he will resolutely put his faith up at just the right moment.
Faith can change any situation. No matter how dark it is, no matter what the trouble may be, a quick lifting of the heart to God in a moment of real, actual faith in Him, will alter the situation in a moment.
God is still on His throne, and He can turn defeat into victory in a second of time, if we really trust Him.
“God is mighty! He is able to deliver;
Faith can victor be in every trying hour;
Fear and care and sin and sorrow be defeated
By our faith in God’s almighty, conquering power.
“Have faith in God, the sun will shine,
Though dark the clouds may be today;
His heart has planned your path and mine,
Have faith in God, have faith alway.”
“When one has faith, one does not retire; one stops the enemy where he finds him.”
—Marshal Foch

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“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

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.

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 09
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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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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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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

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The Great Commission!

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Do you choose God or does He choose you? Post # 2706

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NEW FEATURE: READER’S FAVORITE BIBLE VERSES:

June 6, 2019:

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:16
This is one of my favorite verses.  We can draw near to God’s throne of grace because of what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. Ed Slaback
June 7, 2019:
“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; and no one comes to the Father except through Me!:”
John 14:6 Bob Lewis

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Holy Bible: John

http://goo.gl/LXMyxr

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of The Son of GOD: Jesus Christ

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

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June 8

Do you choose God or does He choose you?

BIBLE MEDITATION:
According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.
 Ephesians 1:4
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Did you know that God chose you before He laid the foundations of the earth? You talk about “old time religion”! Well, friend, you can’t get much older than that! Before there were any trees, mountains, birds, and bees, God chose you to be one of His children.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon said, “God certainly must have chosen me before I came into this world because He never would have chosen me afterward.”
That means you and I cannot take the credit for our salvation or bear the weight of maintaining it. 1 John 4:19 says, “We love Him, because He first loved us.” Somebody asked a little boy, “Have you found the Lord?” And the little boy said, “I didn’t know He was lost.” How miraculous that God has chosen us. When left alone to ourselves, we would never have chosen Him.
ACTION POINT:
Although His love for us is a divine mystery, it can bring great assurance to your heart to know “He first loved us.” Allow God’s Word to teach you what it means to be chosen. Read Matthew 20:16, 24:22; Luke 10:20; John 6:37-39; Romans 8:28-39; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Ephesians 1:9-11; 2 Timothy 1:9.

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

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JUNE 08
The Safest Place
“And I give unto them Eternal Life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand”  
(John 10:28).

We believe in the eternal security of the saints. First, because they are Christ’s, and He will never lose the sheep which He has bought with His blood and received of His Father.

Next, because He gives them eternal life, and if it be eternal, well then, it is eternal, and there can be no end to hell, and heaven, and God. If spiritual life can die out, it is manifestly not eternal life, and that effectually shuts out the possibility of an end.

Observe, further, that the LORD expressly says, “They shall never perish.” As long as words have a meaning, this secures believers from perishing. The most obstinate unbelief cannot force this meaning out of this sentence.

Then, to make the matter complete, He declares that His people are in His hand, and He defies all their enemies to pluck them out of it. Surely it is a thing impossible even for the fiend of hell. We must be safe in the grasp of an almighty Savior. Be it ours to dismiss carnal fear as well as carnal confidence and rest peacefully in the hollow of the Redeemer’s hand.

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JUNE 08

But no one says, ‘Where is God, my Creator, who gives songs in the night’ (Job 35:10)

Do you have sleepless nights, tossing on the hot pillow, and watching for the first glint of dawn? Ask the Divine Spirit to enable you to fix your thoughts on God your Maker, and believe that He can fill those lonely, dreary hours with song.

Is yours the night of bereavement? Is it not often at such a time that God draws near, and assures the mourner that the Lord has need of the departed loved one, and called “the eager, earnest spirit to stand in the bright throng of the invisible, liberated, radiant, active, intent on some high mission”; and as the thought enters, is there not the beginning of a song?

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Is yours the night of discouragement and fancied or actual failure? No one understands you, your friends reproach; but your Maker draws nigh, and gives you a song—a song of hope, the song which is harmonious with the strong, deep music of His providence. Be ready to sing the songs that your Maker gives.
—Selected

“What then? Shall we sit idly down and say 
The night hath come; it is no longer day? 
Yet as the evening twilight fades away, 
The sky is filled with stars, invisible to day.

The strength of the vessel can be demonstrated only by the hurricane, and the power of the Gospel can be fully shown only when the Christian is subjected to some fiery trial. If God would make manifest the fact that “He giveth songs in the night,” He must first make it night.
—William Taylor

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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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Dr John Morgan

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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.

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

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

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

Revelation Six – Tribulation Begins – Video & Audio

Revelation Seven – The 144,000 – Video & Audio

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

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

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

Revelation Eleven – The Two Prophets – Video & Audio

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

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

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

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

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

Revelation Seventeen – False Religious System – Video & Audio

Revelation Eighteen – Babylon Falls – Video & Audio

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

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

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

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

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 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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June 6, 2019:

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:16
This is one of my favorite verses.  We can draw near to God’s throne of grace because of what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. Ed Slaback

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Does God try me under double jeopardy?
BIBLE MEDITATION:
Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Romans 6:4
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
When Jesus Christ died, not only did He die for us, but we also died with Him. You may say, “Well, what difference does it make whether He died for me or I died with Him? It’s just a play on words.” Oh no it’s not, dear friend.
When you’re dead, then death has no dominion over you whatsoever. You can’t kill a man who is already dead. Let’s suppose a man is put to death for a capital crime he has committed, and yet somehow he is raised back to life. Do you think he can be arrested again for his crime? Absolutely not. That would be double jeopardy. He paid the penalty for his crime.
It’s necessary for you to understand that when Jesus died, you died, and guess what that means for you—the law has no more hold on you! Your sin debt has been paid in full because Jesus died for you and took your penalty. You died with Him.
ACTION POINT:
If you have accepted Jesus’ death on the Cross as payment in full for sins, then there is no more payment to be made. Have you accepted that? Have you asked Him to forgive your sins? When Jesus said on the cross “It is finished!”—friend, it is finished. Praise Him today for what that means for you! You’ve been set free from “the law of sin and death.”

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JUNE 07
He Always Listens!
“The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer”  
(Psalm 6:9).

The experience here recorded is mine. I can set to my seal that God is true. In very wonderful ways He has answered the prayers of His servant many and many a time. Yes, and He is hearing my present supplication, and He is not turning away His ear from me. Blessed be His holy name!

What then? Why, for certain the promise which lies sleeping in the psalmist’s believing confidence is also mine. Let me grasp it by the hand of faith: “The LORD will receive my prayer.” He will accept it, think of it, and grant it in the way and time which His loving wisdom judges to be best. I bring my poor prayer in my hand to the great King, and He gives me audience and graciously receives my petition. My enemies will not listen to me, but my LORD will. They ridicule my tearful prayers, but my LORD does not; He receives my prayer into His ear and His heart.

What a reception this is for a poor sinner! We receive Jesus, and then the LORD receives us and our prayers for His Son’s sake. Blessed be that dear name which franks our prayers so that they freely pass even within the golden gates. LORD, teach me to pray, since Thou hearest my prayers.

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JUNE 07
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation(Matthew 26:41).
Go not, my friend, into the dangerous world without prayer. You kneel down at night to pray, drowsiness weighs down your eyelids; a hard day’s work is a kind of excuse, and you shorten your prayer, and resign yourself softly to repose. The morning breaks; and it may be you rise late, and so your early devotions are not done, or are done with irregular haste.
No watching unto prayer! Wakefulness once more omitted; and now is that reparable?
We solemnly believe not.
There has been that done which cannot be undone. You have given up your prayer, and you will suffer for it.
Temptation is before you, and you are not ready to meet it. There is a guilty feeling on the soul, and you linger at a distance from God. It is no marvel if that day in which you suffer drowsiness to interfere with prayer be a day in which you shrink from duty.
Moments of prayer intruded on by sloth cannot be made up. We may get experience, but we cannot get back the rich freshness and strength which were wrapped up in those moments.
-–Frederick W. Robertson
If Jesus, the strong Son of God, felt it necessary to rise before the breaking of the day to pour out His heart to God in prayer, how much more ought you to pray unto Him who is the Giver of every good and perfect gift, and who has promised all things necessary for our good.
What Jesus gathered into His life from His prayers we can never know; but this we do know, that the prayerless life is a powerless life. A prayerless life may be a noisy life, and fuss around a great deal; but such a life is far removed from Him who, by day and night, prayed to God.
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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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Pastor John

84

Dr John Morgan

Sunday Morning Service

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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.
Purchase your own copy of Spurgeon’s classic Morning and Evening devotional

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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 07
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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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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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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

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The Great Commission!

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June 6, 2019:

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:16
This is one of my favorite verses.  We can draw near to God’s throne of grace because of what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. Ed Slaback

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You can be a fragrance, not an odor!
BIBLE MEDITATION:
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of His knowledge by us in every place. For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish.
 2 Corinthians 2:14-15
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Do you know how incense is made? By cutting or breaking herbs, then crushing them into a fine powder. Then water is added to this powder to create a clay to form into sticks or cones. What is the purpose of incense? To burn and create a fragrant aroma.
When we understand that, being in Christ, we are going totriumph, and we realize in the spiritual realm, we are living with Christ in victory, we will be giving off a sweet, pervasive perfume of His glory.
ACTION POINT:
When we are praising God in the midst of trials, singing songs of glory in the midst of persecution, claiming His victory when a problem arises, then we are emitting a sweet aroma that is unmistakable to the nostrils of God. This is the sweet smell of victory!

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JUNE 06

Is There a Difference?

“But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel”   (Exodus 11:7).

What! Has God power over the tongues of dogs! Can he keep ours from barking? Yes, it is even so. He can prevent an Egyptian dog from worrying one of the lambs of Israel’s flock. Doth God silence dogs, and doggish ones among men, and the great dog at hell’s gate? Then let us move on our way without fear.

If He lets dogs move their tongues, yet He can stop their teeth. They may make a dreadful noise and still do us no real harm. Yet, how sweet is quiet! How delightful to move about among enemies and perceive that God maketh them to be at peace with us! Like Daniel in the den of lions we are unhurt amid destroyers.

Oh, that today this word of the LORD to Israel might be true to me! Does the dog worry me? I will tell my LORD about him. LORD, he does not care for my pleadings; do Thou speak the word of power, and he must lie down. Give me peace, O my God, and let me see Thy hand so distinctly in it that I may most clearly perceive the difference which Thy grace has made between me and the ungodly!

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JUNE 06
“Ask for a confirming sign from the Lord your God. You can even ask for something miraculous.” (Isa 7:11)
Make thy petition deep, O heart of mine,
Thy God can do much more
Than thou canst ask;
Launch out on the Divine,
Draw from His love-filled store.
Trust Him with everything;
Begin today,
And find the joy that comes
When Jesus has His way!
—Selected
We must keep on praying and waiting upon the Lord, until the sound of a mighty rain is heard. There is no reason why we should not ask for large things; and without doubt we shall get large things if we ask in faith, and have the courage to wait with patient perseverance upon Him, meantime doing those things which lie within our power to do.
We cannot create the wind or set it in motion, but we can set our sails to catch it when it comes; we cannot make the electricity, but we can stretch the wire along upon which it is to run and do its work; we cannot, in a word, control the Spirit, but we can so place ourselves before the Lord, and so do the things He has bidden us do, that we will come under the influence and power of His mighty breath.
—Selected
“Cannot the same wonders be done now as of old? Where is the God of Elijah. He is waiting for Elijah to call on Him.”
The greatest saints who ever lived, whether under the Old or New Dispensation, are on a level which is quite within our reach. The same forces of the spiritual world which were at their command, and the exertion of which made them such spiritual heroes, are open to us also. If we had the same faith, the same hope, the same love which they exhibited, we would achieve marvels as great as those which they achieved. A word of prayer in our mouths would be as potent to call down the gracious dews and melting fires of God’s Spirit, as it was in Elijah’s mouth to call down literal rain and fire, if we could only speak the word with that full assurance of faith wherewith he said it.
—Dr. Goulburn, Dean of Norwich

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“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

IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!

PROVERBS 14:34

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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.

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!
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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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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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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

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The Great Commission!

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