The greatest gift one can give

Posted Dec 9th 2009, 04:14 by A Ray of Light® Daily on Worship


John 3:16; John 6:63
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16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
63The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.
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Friends, the greatest gift we can give to someone is Life.....and we give life through the living Word that we speak and personify to others.
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The greatest Gift one can give

Posted Dec 8th 2009, 04:07 by A Ray of Light® Daily on Worship


Acts 2:38
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Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
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Friends, one of the best gift we can offer to someone is the gift of forgiveness. It is only through forgiveness that the relationship advances as space is given for the other person to change his/her mind.
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In God We Trust

Posted Dec 3rd 2009, 07:32 by A Ray of Light® Daily on Worship


1 Corinthians 13 (Message)
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Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.
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Friends, to trust God is to love Him.....and to Love Him is to obey His commandments.
So, do we really trust God? Let each person take his/her own temperature on this. If something or someone annoys you and God commands you to "speak the truth in love, with a soft answer" do you go ahead and give the other person "a piece of...

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In God We Trust

Posted Dec 1st 2009, 11:49 by A Ray of Light® Daily on Worship


Isaiah 58 (Message)
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To all appearances they're a nation of right-living people; law-abiding, God-honoring. They ask me, 'What's the right thing to do?'
and love having me on their side. But they also complain
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Friends, if we ever wanted a litmus test that we are not trusting God, here it is, ...... DO WE COMPLAIN ALOT.
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In God We Trust

Posted Nov 30th 2009, 09:51 by A Ray of Light® Daily on Worship


Psalm 37:3 (Amplified)
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3 Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.
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Friends, trusting in the Lord is not a passive state of being (waiting on Him, etc). It should always be accompanied by doing good for someone else. Then, and only then, we will " dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness,..."
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Influence without authority

Posted Nov 26th 2009, 10:44 by A Ray of Light® Daily on Worship


Matthew 21 (Message Bible)
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23Then he was back in the Temple, teaching. The high priests and leaders of the people came up and demanded, "Show us your credentials. Who authorized you to teach here?"
24-25Jesus responded, "First let me ask you a question. You answer my question and I'll answer yours. About the baptism of John—who authorized it: heaven or humans?"
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By human standard, authority is linked to one's credentials. My friend, given a choice between influence and authority, I will always...

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Influence without authority

Posted Nov 25th 2009, 03:40 by A Ray of Light® Daily on Worship

2 Chronicles 20:12-19 (The Message)
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14-17 Then the lad Jahaziel was moved by the Spirit of God to speak from the midst of the congregation. ....He said, "Attention everyone—all of you from out of town, all you from Jerusalem, and you King Jehoshaphat—God's word: Don't be afraid; don't pay any mind to this vandal horde. This is God's war, not yours. 18-19 Then Jehoshaphat knelt down, bowing with his face to the ground. All Judah and Jerusalem did the same, worshiping...

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Influence without authority

Posted Nov 24th 2009, 07:42 by A Ray of Light® Daily on Worship


Matthew 8:8-9
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8 But the centurion replied to Him, Lord, I am not worthy or fit to have You come under my roof; but only speak the word, and my servant boy will be cured. 9 For I also am a man subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me
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Friends, no matter what one's rank is, authority will always recognize the authority of all authorities, which is the Word of God.
Now if the Word is becoming flesh in us, there is...

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Influence without authority

Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 04:30 by A Ray of Light® Daily on Worship

Matthew 5:14 (Message Bible)
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14-16 You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.
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When you hear the word influence, what image comes to mind? To the vast majority, the word influence is connected with authority.
Not so, according to the Word! We are here to be light. Our very presence, should influence whoever or wherever we are....out the God-colors in the world. Wow!!!
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Use business to build people....not people to build business

Posted Aug 12th 2009, 02:17 by A Ray of Light® Daily on Worship

Focal Verse: Exodus 5:7
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"Don't provide straw for the people for making bricks as you have been doing.
Make them get their own straw. And make them produce the same number of bricks—no reduction in their daily quotas!
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In today's era, we can replace the word "straw" with health insurance, pension, etc. and the word "brick" with whatever
goods or services that is offered by the business. Then we would see that we have used people to build business. There
has to be another generation...

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Use business to build people....not people to build business

Posted Aug 10th 2009, 06:30 by A Ray of Light® Daily on Worship


Focal Verse: Romans 12:18
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18 If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
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Today's text makes it pretty plain. There is no excuse to use, abuse, misuse people to build business......"it depends on you"
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He's not brought you to a wall, but to a call

Posted Aug 7th 2009, 02:11 by A Ray of Light® Daily on Worship


Focal Verse: John 12:24
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Except a corn of wheat falls to the ground and dies it abides alone; but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit.
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Have you ever had this thought....."Oh my goodness!...this can't be!....I feel so much alone!...I feel like I am stunted in my growth....like I have hit the proverbial wall...."
Well, I have come today with good news....whenever you feel that way, know that there is a good chance you are being called into a deeper degree of...

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He's not brought you to a wall, but to a call

Posted Aug 6th 2009, 07:49 by A Ray of Light® Daily on Worship

Focal Verse: Isaiah 43:1-3
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"Don't be afraid, I've redeemed you. I've called your name. You're mine. When you're in over your head, I'll be there with you. When you're in rough waters, you will not go down. When you're between a rock and a hard place, it won't be a dead end— Because I am God, your personal God.
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Wow! This is good news. When you feel like you've hit a wall (a dead end) know that you are being ushered into...

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He's not brought you to a wall, but to a call

Posted Aug 4th 2009, 07:43 by A Ray of Light® Daily on Worship

In times like these we need to be replaying the words from the old spirituals ....."nobody told me that the road will be easy....I don't believe He brought me this far to leave me." Rev. James Cleveland
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He's not brought you to a wall, but to a call

Posted Aug 3rd 2009, 06:00 by A Ray of Light® Daily on Worship


We live in a time when many have lost their jobs, businesses, retirement savings, marriages, etc. God has not brought us to the end of one realm for our vision to die in utter frustration. He has brought us to the end of one realm so that there will arise within our spirit a determination that will cause us to say with Paul in Philippians 3:11-14
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Dr. Ray Charles

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