Christian Thought of the Day Archive

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Submitted by Al.Reaud on Sun, 10/09/2016 - 18:41

The Christian Thought of the Day is one of the more fun sections of alreaud.net.  As we add a new Christian Thought of the Day, whether a scripture reading or a quote from a pastor, or from a teacher, we also add it to the Christian Thought of the Day Archive. Some of them are inspired, some relate to personal struggles or issues, and some are related to current events that our world, nation, state, or city is going through.

Prayers for places impacted by Hurricane Matthew

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Submitted by Al.Reaud on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 15:15

Heavenly Father we lift up your children who are being, will be and have been impacted by Hurricane Matthew. We ask that You provide safety for those in it's path, that You provide healing for those injured and succor for those who have lost ones to this storm. We ask for Your mercy, guidance, and protection in this time of trial for all those involved. We also pray for safety of all pets, livestock, and natural creatures whom You have created. We pray that this trial strengthens peoples faith, and encourages people to care, help and love one another.

Think Right - Do Right (Part 1)

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Submitted by Al.Reaud on Mon, 10/03/2016 - 10:03

This is the first part of the series "Be Rich", received on Saturday, October 1, 2016. It deals with having the correct mindset for being rich. The sermon is available at: http://www.rez.org/sermons/

  • The Bible is the only religious text that has predictive prophesies that have come true hundreds and thousands of years after the prophesy was spoken.
  • Plant roots by your actions and how you interact with others (Luke 3:11-15)
  • Determine to give even out of lack. God gives abundantly.
  • To prepare the way for Jesus, John the Baptist a lot of times went to their wallets. Meaning beliefs and attitudes that the people had about money.
  • Connect your abundance with the Giver…

Be Rich Series

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Submitted by Al.Reaud on Mon, 10/03/2016 - 09:50

This is a sermon series done by Pastor Jonathan Wiggins, Senior Pastor of Resurrection Fellowship in Loveland, Colorado on what the significance is of being rich and how God wants us to act with the blessings He has given us. There is nothing wrong with being rich, and Jesus never looked down on being blessed financially. In all actuality, as Americans if we are making $48,000 or more annually, we are in the top 1% of the world's wage earners as compared to the other 99% of the world's inhabitant's!

Back on the Job Hunt

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Submitted by Al.Reaud on Mon, 09/12/2016 - 14:52

After working for a couple of years in Dairy service, I'm back out looking for a job. One is never too old for new things, LOL. And as one of the Proverbs says, a laborer's hunger works for them. I'm looking for something with computers, IT, websites, or something in the warehouse. Great job I put in a resume for today, working as a Material's Specialist for a helicopter outfit. That would be nice, as I love being around the airport, airplanes, and just flying things in general. I must get that from my feline buddies, who love flying things too... wink So never think you are too old to do new things, and remember you'll get plenty of sleep when you're dead!

Thanksgiving!

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Submitted by Al.Reaud on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 16:39

We should always have in mind that all good things come from the Lord, and an attitude of thankfulness is proper. The Lord does not give us strife, harm, addiction, nor any of the ills of society. The Lord, rather, allows the enemy to tempt us and sometimes touch us with these things. Though none can fathom or understand the mind of God (How could the finite encompass the infinite?) and His reasons for allowing things, we can rest assured through faith that God tests us sometimes via the crucible of fire. When He does so, we are refined as gold or steel is in a smelter, and we are purer, stronger, and better for it. Thus we should always thank the Lord for the little and big things in our life, even when we are in the fire of testing...
(Research & composition courtesy of Bob Deitrick)

Synonyms: Thanks, appreciation, thankfulness, acknowledgement, recognition, gratitude, gratefulness. Thankful, obliged, gratified, contented, satisfied, indebted to, beholden, pleased, appreciative, overwhelmed. Thankfulness: warmth of feeling, gratefulness. Thanksgiving: a ceremony of giving thanks. Last Thursday in November, turkey day. Antonyms: Unthankful, thankless, ungrateful, rude, disparaging.

(Psalm 118:1) Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His love endures forever...
Directions: One person to read each verse. After each verse repeat Psalm 118:1 as a group. (There are 13 below...)

  • Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love and kindness go on forever… (I Ch 16:34)
     
  • Thank the Lord for all the glorious things He does… (Ps 105:1)
     
  • Thank God for His son... His gift too wonderful for words… (2 Cor 9:15)
     
  • Let the peace of Heart which comes from Christ be present in your lives and always be thankful... (Col 3:15)
     

Christian Studies and Readings

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Submitted by Al.Reaud on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 15:39

These are pages dedicated to reading about Christ, Christian topics, and things of our Lord. These started when I became a member of Resurrection Fellowship, after hearing some great, pertinent, and penetrating sermons. Not all may appreciate these pages, but I didn't either, before I found the Lord. Or I would better say, the Lord touched my life. It's not been the same since, I can testify to the truth of that. So whatever your background, denomination, orientation, or whatever, these pages are for you. With that in mind I pray that 

The "Lord's Prayer" for modern times

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Submitted by Al.Reaud on Thu, 04/02/2015 - 21:20
Our Father,
Who lives in heaven,
Holy be your name.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Thank you for giving us today's bread and blessings,
And please forgive us our sins,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
Please lead us from temptation,
And deliver us from the clutches of the Evil One.
For yours is the kingdom and power and glory!
Forever, in Jesus' name, Amen.

Jesus told us “7  And when you pray, do not keep babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.   8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.Matthew 6:7-8 (NIV)

We must remember that God does not lead us into temptation, but

The Cup of Deliverance

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Submitted by Al.Reaud on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 21:12

This is Part Three of the series, and are notes taken from the sermon given by Pastor Jonathan Wiggins on Saturday, July 5, 2014.

► Exodus 6:6-7 contains the four promises.
► “Deliverance”: I have issues…
► We need to connect with new believers to help them move forward. We need Godly friends to help pull us out of our holes filled with muddy water…
► We need to be nice to our fellow parishioners. Don't let visitors think that they are invisible. So turn on your welcome…
► Small groups connect, protect and grow. (See Rez's small groups)
► Read in the Bible about the proper use of the gifts of the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 14:1-39.

The Cup of Salvation

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Submitted by Al.Reaud on Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:43

This is Part Two of the series, and are notes taken from the sermon given by Pastor Jonathan Wiggins on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

I see Jesus in you!
► Deliverance is getting the bondage of sin out of you. We are delivered from that kind of thinking…
► Jesus came for the sick, not for the healthy…
► Heaven rejoices over one saved sinner!
► Reach out to people so that the Church on weekends isn't about you anymore.
► God is a father, that is why the lost ones are so important.
► It's all of our jobs to relay the message of Christ. The pastor