SUNDAY MORNING RADIANT LIFE SERVICE INFORMATION

Good morning………. Here is the link to join the ZOOM Meeting for May 3, 2020. I know that most of you will be attending the Drive-In Service, but just in case you cannot come, you can at least hear and see the service.
 
Three ways to connect:
Join the meeting by computer, tablet or smart Phone
Time: May 3, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84954491866?pwd=bFY0endJeU8veEJ1VVp4cUdNb255UT09
Meeting ID: 849 5449 1866
Password: 171632
 
Smart Phone access only
One tap mobile on a smart phone you can call the number and with one tap connect to the service.
+16465588656,,84954491866#,,1#,171632# US (New York)
+13017158592,,84954491866#,,1#,171632# US (Germantown)
 
Dial from any phone. Choose what number you want to call, when prompted, put in the Meeting ID # and then the Password.
Dial by your location
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 849 5449 1866
Password: 171632
 


STOP COMPLAINING!

MAY 1

Do all things without complaining. PHILIPPIANS 2:14 N KJV

If somebody gave you a dollar every time you complained and collected one every time you showed gratitude, would you be rich or poor? You say, “If you had my problems you’d complain too.” The Bible says: “Do all things without complaining,” because the more you complain the worse things get. Notice:

(1) Complaining is addictive. The cycle goes: You’ve a problem; you complain and remain stuck in it; you feel bad, so you complain even more and you end up with stress, not solutions. How foolish is that? (2) Complaining robs you of God’s blessing. Instead of committing it to God, you’re doubting His wisdom and His provision. God put twenty-three thousand Israelites to death for doing that. “Do not grumble, as some of them did-and were killed … These things … were written down as warnings for us” (l Cor 10:10-11 NIV). Don’t just check your attitude, change it! (3) Complaining affects your health. “A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body” (Pr 14:30 AMP). Be honest, how many calm, undisturbed complainers do you know? Instead of complaining, work on your attitude. Start counting your blessings. A wise man once said, “I complained that I had no shoes until 1 met a man who

had no feet.” Consider what author Barbara Johnston speaks about: “A hand-lettered sign nailed to a telephone pole said, ‘Lost dog with three legs, blind in left eye, missing right ear, tail broken, and recently castrated. Answers to the name of Lucky.”’ The Bible says: “In everything (notice, it doesn’t say for everything, but in everything) give thanks; for this is the will of God” (1 Th 5:18 NK]V).

Taken from THE BEST OF THE WORD FOR YOU TODAY

 

When my daughter was about five years old I took her to her bedroom to pray with her and tuck her in bed.

I asked what she would like to pray about. Promptly, she answered, “onions.”

We prayed about onions and the next morning I asked why she wanted to pray about onions.

 “Because you said in your sermon that we should pray for things we don’t like.” …



April 30 Devotion and Requests

A brief devotion, and some requests for ideas and resources for Sunday, May 3 Drive-In Service


HOW TO MOVE THE MOUNTAIN

APRIL 30

Say unto this mountain, Be thou removed. MARK 11:23

How can you move the mountain in your life? By:

(1) Using God’s Word: In the wilderness Satan tempted Jesus in three ways: (a) Put your temporal needs ahead of your spiritual ones: “Turn these stones into bread.” (b) Use your power for the wrong reasons: “Throw yourself down from the pinnacle ofthe temple.” (c) Take the easy way, not the cross: “The world is yours, just submit to me.” Each time Jesus overcame Satan by saying, “It is written” (See Mt 4:1-11). Your most powerful weapon is God’s Word-learn to use it!

(2) Being persistent: Jeremiah said that God’s Word is “like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces” (Jer 23;29 NKJV). Ever wonder how a hammer can hit a rock ninety-nine times, but on the one-hundredth blow it shatters? That’s because all the previous blows kept weakening it. Live in God’s Word, keep

speaking it over your situation and it will work.

(3) Forgiving: The story’s told of a pastor who asked his congregation, “How many of you are willing to forgive your enemies?” Everybody was except one old guy. “Why not?” the pastor asked. He replied, “Cause I have none-I’ve out- lived them all!” After speaking about mountain-moving faith and prayer that bring results, Jesus said, “Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses” (Mk 11:25 NKJV). Your mountain can’t be moved or your prayers answered if you’re harboring un-forgiveness. So ask yourself, “Is it worth it?” Whether you think the offender deserves forgiveness or not, for your own sake, forgive it and let it go.

Taken from THE BEST OF THE WORD FOR YOU TODAY

 

A little boy, at a wedding looks at his mom and says, “Mommy, why does the girl wear white?” His mom replies, “The bride is in white because she’s happy and this is the happiest day of her life.” ​The boy thinks about this, and then says, “Well then, why is the boy wearing black?” …

 

A Church Bulletin blooper.​Due to the pastor’s illness, the Wednesday night healing services will be discontinued until further notice. …



April 29 Devotion from John 14:1

God Bless You this day. We pray for you daily. Hear is a brief word from God’s Word
 


THREE QUESTIONS FOR LEADERS

APRIL 29

We who teach will be judged more strictly. JAMES 3:1 NIV

if you’re a leader in God’s work you must constantly ask yourself three questions:

(1) Am I accountable to anybody? If not, you’re on dangerous ground. Only God can handle unquestioned authority. Who knows you well enough to pray with you, advise you and strengthen you in your vulnerable areas? We keep discovering that authority without accountability leads to disaster. (2)Are my priorities in order? Priorities have a way of sneaking out of position when we’re not paying attention. Too many of us become successful only at the cost of broken homes or failing health because our priorities shifted somewhere along the line. (3) Is my personal walk with God up to date? If that doesn’t prompt a quick yes, you’re too close to the edge. A disciplined daily walk with God is your best protection. “Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You” (Ps 119:1:1 NAS). If you’re not spending time with God, you’re spending it on whatever has become more important to you

than Him. Pay attention to that word “treasured.” It means to protect something, to let nothing threaten it. You must discipline yourself to spend time in God’s Word and guard that time from interruptions. Give God your mind each day when it’s fresh. Pastor, your first calling is not the building project, the board meeting or the budget, it’s: “Feed my sheep” (jn 21:16). If Saturday finds you anxious because you’ve nothing prepared for Sunday, make some changes. Start delegating. “Seek out from among you … men … whom we may appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word” (Ac 6:3-4 NKJV).

Taken from THE BEST OF THE WORD FOR YOU TODAY

 

Four Catholic men and a Catholic woman were having coffee in St. Peters Square.

The first Catholic man tells his friends, “My son is a priest, when he walks into a room, everyone calls him ‘Father’.”

The second Catholic man chirps, “My son is a Bishop. When he walks into a room people call him ‘Your Grace’.”

The third Catholic gent says, “My son is a Cardinal. When he enters a room everyone bows his head and says ‘Your Eminence’.”

The fourth Catholic man says very proudly, “My son is the Pope. When he walks into a room people call him ‘Your Holiness’.”

Since the lone Catholic woman was sipping her coffee in silence, the four men give her a subtle, “Well …?”

​She proudly replies, “I have a daughter, slim, tall, 38″ DD bust, 24″ waist and 34” hips. When she walks into a room, everybody says, “Oh My God.”



MOVE FORWARD

APRIL 28

The glory of the Lord appeared … before all the children of Israel. NUMBERS 14:10 NKJV

People once thought the world was flat and that you would sail off the edge. They thought man would never walk on the moon. In 1899 the U.S. patent office almost closed because the CEO said, “Everything that can be invented already has been.” In retrospect his statement is ridiculous. But some of us have bought into the same philosophy about our lives. We stop learning because we’re “too old.” We’re afraid to change careers in case we “jeopardize our pension.” We don’t pursue our dreams in case we fail or get ridiculed. We’re so accustomed to self-imposed limitations that we tell ourselves, “I can’t do

that, so T can’t do anything. ,. In essence we’re building a box, crawling inside, then looking for something to blame for our lack of faith. God didn’t box you in, you did, and you need to take the initiative for breaking out!

When you get down to it, there’s very little difference in people. But the little difference amounts to a big difference, and the little difference is attitude; it determines whether you see life through the eyes of faith or the lens of fear. When others around him saw only giants and wanted to turn back, Caleb said, “If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us” (Nu 14:8 NKJV). At that point two things happened. First, “All the congregation said to stone them” (v. 10). Second, “The glory of the Lord appeared in the Tabernacle.” Caleb’s critics said “no,” but God said “yes.” All you need is God’s approval. When you have it, disregard the nay-sayers and move forward!

Taken from THE BEST OF THE WORD FOR YOU TODAY

 

Some great words to listen to here:

I read a while back a story of a visiting pastor who attended a men’s breakfast in the middle of a rural farming area of the country. The group had asked an older farmer decked out in coveralls to say grace for the morning breakfast.

“Lord, I hate buttermilk”, the farmer began. The visiting pastor opened one eye to glance at the farmer and wonder where this was going. The farmer loudly proclaimed, “Lord, I hate lard.” Now the pastor was growing concerned. Without missing a beat, the farmer continued, “And Lord, you know I don’t much care for raw white flour”. The pastor once again opened an eye to glance around the room and saw that he wasn’t the only one to feel uncomfortable.

Then the farmer added, “But Lord, when you mix them all together and bake them, I do love warm fresh biscuits. So Lord, when things come up that we don’t like, when life gets hard, when we don’t understand what you’re saying to us, help us to just relax and wait until you are done mixing. It will probably be even better than biscuits. Amen”

Within that funny prayer, there is great wisdom for all when it comes to complicated situations like we are experiencing in the world today.

Stay strong my friends because our LORD is mixing several things that we don’t really care for, but something even better is going to come when HE is done with it. AMEN!



TRUSTING GOD WHEN THERE ARE NO ANSWERS

TRUSTING GOD WHEN THERE ARE NO ANSWERS

APRIL 27

 The secret things belong to the Lord. DEUTERONOMY 29:29 NIV

Life’s losses leave us hurting and wondering. Cancer takes a young mother or father. Divorce strikes your happy home. Financial ruin devastates your retirement plans. A child goes to jail, is killed or commits suicide. Such times raise questions which are difficult, if not impossible to answer. We examine the circumstances again and again. We speculate about the details, searching for clues that might make some sense and make it easier for us to bear. We turn the spotlight on ourselves, others, even God, wondering what could or should have been done differently that might have prevented this. We turn to friends, fellow believers and pastors only to hear what sounds like religious platitudes and inadequate attempts to minimize our pain. When answers don’t seem forthcoming and the heavens are silent, what should you do?

Here are two Scriptures to help you in such times: (1) “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us” (Dt 29:29 NKJV). When it comes to understanding things, we have our territory, God has His. And ours is limited to what He decides to reveal. At that point you must “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding” (Pr 3:5 NK]V). (2) “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God” (Ro 8:28). God may explain it to you, or He may not. But He’s “the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End” (Rev 22:13 NKJV), which means, He has a plan and He’s working it out for our good and His glory. So trust Him!

Taken from THE BEST OF THE WORD FOR YOU TODAY

 

A Lawyer was briefing his client, who was about to testify in his own defense.

“You must swear to tell the complete truth. Do you understand?”

The client replied that he did.

The lawyer then asked, “Do you know what will happen if you don’t tell the truth?” ​

The client looked back and said, “I imagine that our side will win.” …



APRIL 26 RADIANT LIFE SERVICES

Greetings Radiant Life Family

First, Anita Joyce will be teaching the Sunday School Lesson on FACEBOOK live Sunday Morning, April 26 at 9:30 am.  Please join her for that introductory Lesson.
 
May I ask 2 things of you. 1. Please leave a comment on her page to let her know who listened to the lesson.  2. Those of you who have been using or “trying to use” Zoom, is it easier to connect with FACEBOOK?  I need to know if that would be a preferred means of broadcasting.

Second, Next Sunday, May 3 we will again have the Sunday School lesson at 9:30 am but the Morning Worship Service will be a “DRIVE-IN” service at 11:00 am (TIME CHANGE- PLEASE NOTE) as well on the internet live.  This will give everyone time to listen to Anita’s teaching and then come to the church for the Drive-In Service. This will allow people who do not have Internet Service to at least come and participate in the service.

Thirdly, this Sunday, April 26 we will again be live on ZOOM…. The link is given below. Please note there is a new phone number for “call in” connections.

Pastor Don is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Zoom Meeting

Time: Apr 26, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82072955916?pwd=dUNmalcrcGk4dFVDY1dwVjNTc3hVUT09

 

Meeting ID: 820 7295 5916

Password: 690995

 

Dial by your location

+1 301 715 8592 US

Meeting ID: 820 7295 5916

Password: 690995




 

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