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Being Human Beings
November 25, 2017
Read: 1 Peter 2:11–17; 3:8–9
Bible in a Year: Ezekiel 24–26; 1 Peter 2
All of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.—1 Peter 3:8
When asked to define his role in a community that was sometimes uncooperative with law enforcement, a sheriff didn’t flash his badge or respond with the rank of his office. Rather he offered, “We are human beings who work with human beings in crisis.”
His humility—his stated equality with his fellow human beings—reminds me of Peter’s words when writing to first-century Christians suffering under Roman persecution. Peter directs: “All of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble” (1 Peter 3:8). Perhaps Peter was saying that the best response to humans in crisis is to be human, to be aware that we are all the same. After all, isn’t that what God Himself did when He sent His Son—became human in order to help us? (Phil. 2:7).
Gazing only at the core of our fallen hearts, it’s tempting to disdain our human status. But what if we consider our humanness to be part of our offering in our world? Jesus teaches us how to live fully human, as servants recognizing we are all the same. “Human” is how God made us, created in His image and redeemed by His unconditional love.
Today we’re sure to encounter folks in various struggles. Imagine the difference we might make when we respond humbly—as fellow humans who work together with other humans in crisis. —Elisa Morgan
Father, help us to be humble as we respond to one another, human being to human being.
Humility is the result of knowing God and knowing yourself.
INSIGHT: Have you noticed that when people receive a great honor for their accomplishments they often acknowledge their humble roots? Even legendary athletes admit that they were just an everyday kid from somewhere—just like us.
Peter sees how important it is for those who know they are God’s representatives to remember who they were. In recognizing their high honor (1 Peter 2:9), Peter urges followers of Christ to remember that once they had no sense of belonging to God; once they had not received mercy (2:10). Later in the same letter he reminds those who are leaders among the Lord’s people to recognize their own accountability to God and not to lord it over those entrusted to their care (5:3).
At best we are all common folks from somewhere who have been called to love others as God has loved us.
For further study see the Discovery Series booklet The Mind of Christ at discoveryseries.org/q0209. Mart DeHaan
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                                         UNITATE -SECRETUL
Dumnezeu ne-a făcut unicate în Univers, ne-a pus amprente care nu pot fi confundate. Avem gene diferite și temperamente diferite, altfel ar fi monotonie plictisitoare, sau ne-am înfrunta zilnic. Unitatea o poate face NUMAI Domnul Isus Hristos în dragostea rastignita petru noi, prin DUHUL SFANT 
EVANGHELIA DUPA IOAN CAPITOLUL 17 
22. Eu le-am dat slava pe care Mi-ai dat-o Tu, pentru ca ei sa fie una, cum si Noi suntem una –
23. Eu in ei, si Tu in Mine – pentru ca ei sa fie in chip desavarsit una, ca sa cunoasca lumea ca Tu M-ai trimis si ca i-ai iubit cum M-ai iubit pe Mine.

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Happy Thanksgiving-001

Published on Nov 23, 2016

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor) 1. This Is My Father’S World 2. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God 3. Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing 4. Showers Of Blessings 5. For The Beauty Of The Earth 6. Simple Gifts 7. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee 8. Jesu, Joy Of Man’S Desiring 9. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come 10. Count Your Blessings 11. We Gather Together 12. Now Thank We All Our God 13. Praise To The Lord, The Almighty 14. Faith Of Our Fathers 15. Doxology Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108180416… Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonBerr555 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4561855 Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqza… Site: https://sites.google.com/site/jonberr…

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A Very powerful Message and a beautiful song ” I Thank you, Lord “.

 

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Thanksgiving is a way of life for God’s children

 .Colossians 2:6,7

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:

Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

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Jennie Augusta Brownscombe - Detail image of The First Thanksgiving - 1914

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe – Detail image of The First Thanksgiving – 1914

Our Father in Heaven ordained thanksgiving as a way of life for us, our loving response to Him for sending His Son to save us, and for His daily love and care for us.

.1 Thessalonians 5:18

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Psalm 107:22

22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

Hebrews 13:15

15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Ideally, Thanksgiving Day should be a day that is larger-than-life, full of fellowship and happy and good things. However, it is often a day on which people suffer more from their grief and needs, because it is supposed to be a happy day so they feel their pain more sharply.

May the Father lead us to help people who must thank Him through their tears and in the midst of loss and enormous need; and to help them to remember His eternal love for us in Jesus Christ, Who became poor for our sake, suffered for us, and is near to the broken-hearted! 

Isaiah 63:9

In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Maria

REPOSTED FROM :https://pilgrimsprogressrevisted.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/thanksgiving-is-a-way-of-life/

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Enter His gates with Thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Psalm 100:4-5 NI

The House on Gratitude Street

And be thankful.
Colossians 3:15
“Some years ago I bought a house on Gratitude Street,” wrote J. Ellsworth Kalas of Asbury Seminary. “I can’t say when I made the purchase, because getting this house wasn’t like signing a conventional contract…. But of this I am absolutely sure, that I never intend, ever again, to live anywhere else.”
Recommended Reading: Colossians 3:15-16
It’s one thing to celebrate Thanksgiving Day every year. It’s another to live on Gratitude Street all the time. People who intentionally count their blessings, express their thanks, and cultivate the quality of finding thanksgiving items in every circumstance—those are the people who live on Gratitude Street. They recognize there’s no such thing as Black Friday. There can be no day after Thanksgiving because every day is Thanksgiving.
Today as you gather with family or friends—or if you’re alone—find a few moments to start a thanksgiving list. Jot down something every day for which you’re thankful. It costs nothing to improve your property, add rooms to your house, or cultivate your landscaping—when you build your life on Gratitude Street.
My place on Gratitude Street depends on constant awareness. So each morning… I list the three or four matters from the previous day for which I am grateful. Almost always some person is in the list….
J. Ellsworth Kalas
Read through the Bible: Acts 27 – 28
 

 

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A word in season – A Thanksgiving Psalm

Brethren, a happy happy Thanksgiving to you! May we praise the Lord more and more as He leads us to our desired haven – heaven!

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!

Psalm 107 

NKJV

Thanksgiving to the Lord for His Great Works of Deliverance

107 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
And gathered out of the lands,
From the east and from the west,
From the north and from the south.

They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way;
They found no city to dwell in.
Hungry and thirsty,
Their soul fainted in them.
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He delivered them out of their distresses.
And He led them forth by the right way,
That they might go to a city for a dwelling place.
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
For He satisfies the longing soul,
And fills the hungry soul with goodness.

10 Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
Bound in affliction and irons—
11 Because they rebelled against the words of God,
And despised the counsel of the Most High,
12 Therefore He brought down their heart with labor;
They fell down, and there was none to help.
13 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
And broke their chains in pieces.
15 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
16 For He has broken the gates of bronze,
And cut the bars of iron in two.

17 Fools, because of their transgression,
And because of their iniquities, were afflicted.
18 Their soul abhorred all manner of food,
And they drew near to the gates of death.
19 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He saved them out of their distresses.
20 He sent His word and healed them,
And delivered them from their destructions.
21 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
22 Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And declare His works with rejoicing.

23 Those who go down to the sea in ships,
Who do business on great waters,
24 They see the works of the Lord,
And His wonders in the deep.
25 For He commands and raises the stormy wind,
Which lifts up the waves of the sea.
26 They mount up to the heavens,
They go down again to the depths;
Their soul melts because of trouble.
27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,
And are at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cry out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He brings them out of their distresses.
29 He calms the storm,
So that its waves are still.
30 Then they are glad because they are quiet;
So He guides them to their desired haven.
31 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
32 Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people,
And praise Him in the company of the elders.

33 He turns rivers into a wilderness,
And the watersprings into dry ground;
34 A fruitful land into barrenness,
For the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
35 He turns a wilderness into pools of water,
And dry land into watersprings.
36 There He makes the hungry dwell,
That they may establish a city for a dwelling place,
37 And sow fields and plant vineyards,
That they may yield a fruitful harvest.
38 He also blesses them, and they multiply greatly;
And He does not let their cattle decrease.

39 When they are diminished and brought low
Through oppression, affliction, and sorrow,
40 He pours contempt on princes,
And causes them to wander in the wilderness where there is no way;
41 Yet He sets the poor on high, far from affliction,
And makes their families like a flock.
42 The righteous see it and rejoice,
And all iniquity stops its mouth.

43 Whoever is wise will observe these things,
And they will understand the lovingkindness of the Lord.

REPOSTED FROM :https://pilgrimsprogressrevisted.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/a-word-in-season-a-thanksgiving-psalm/

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