PALM SUNDAY TO EASTER DEVOTION (5)

This is the 5th in the series sharing what happened on each particular day in the Last Week of Jesus’ Life on Earth.
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WHAT DAY IS THIS?

Have you awakened during the past weeks and said to yourself, “What day is this?” I know I have to mentally stop and refocus on even the day of the week. Never in our lifetime, have we experienced a time like this.

Someone posted “”Until Further Notice the days of the week are now called, thisday, thatday, otherday, someday, yesterday, today and nextday”.

My week is always built around my routine for each day of the week, and all of that is anchored by Sundays. Without the gathering of saints on the Lord’s Day, I can easily get confused by the days. Why are we like that? What is it about changing our routine that is so upsetting.

I read early this morning the following excerpt:

Adrienne Heinz, a clinical research psychologist at the Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, notes: “Our routine is the scaffolding of life. It’s how we organize information and our time. And without it, we can feel really lost.”

As a result, she says, “I’m . . . really worried about families. I’m worried about increases in alcohol use. I’m worried about domestic violence. I’m worried about child abuse, because parents are under-resourced.”

It is easy to be settled and safe in our own environments. Yet, God is speaking in Loud Tones to every believer, “you have an important work to finish”. We must pray and intercede for others during this crisis. Even when we cannot  meet together, we can and MUST pray. Listen to what Mordecai said to Esther and her response.

Esther 4:13  And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. 14  For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” 15  Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: 16  “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”

So, the IPHC leadership, has helped us deal with this issue. They have asked us to Fast and Pray on Wednesday during this crisis.  Will you join us? At least that way we will have one day to anchor to.

Whatever we want to think about this crisis, we are all in this together. As Christians, we should set the example of obedience and faith. Others are watching how we deal with these things. But most importantly God is watching. Despite all the inconveniences and all the frustrations. I believe “the kingdom is for such a time at this.” God Bless You as you Pray.



EIGHT PRINCIPLES TO LIVE BY

April 6

Good planning and insight … bring … you honor and respect. PROVERBS 3:21-22 NLT

People who set goals accomplish much more than people of equal education and ability who don’t. With that in mind, build these eight principles into your life.

(1) Decide what you want. But first consult God. “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Pr 19:21 NIV).

(2) Think on paper; Writing your goals down gives them a sense of permanency, plus it energizes you.

“Good planning and insight … bring … you honor and respect.” Wishy-washy objectives won’t get you where you want to go.

(3) Establish a deadline. Without a definite beginning and ending it’s easy to procrastinate and get nowhere.

(4) Make a list of what you need to do to. Keep it before you at all times; it’ll give you a track to run on.

(5) Convert your list to a plan. Decide what you need to do first and what you can do later. An organized plan is always better than trying to carry stuff around in your head.

 (6) Act immediately. “Be very careful, then, how you Iive —not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity” (Eph 5:15-16 NIV). Do something! A mediocre plan that’s implemented beats a brilliant one that’s not.

(7) Do something every day to move you forward. Build it into your schedule. For example, read systematically through your Bible, call a specific number of clients, engage in physical activity for a given time.

 (8) Have a goal you’re willing to devote your life to. And keep your eye on that goal at all times. “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Ps 90:12 NIV).

Taken from THE BEST OF THE WORD FOR YOU TODAY

 

Ralph is driving home one evening, when he suddenly realizes that it’s his daughter’s birthday and he hasn’t bought her a present.

He drives to the mall, runs to the toy store, and says to the shop assistant, “How much is that Barbie in the window?” In a condescending manner, she says, “Which Barbie?” She continues, “We have Barbie Goes to the Gym for $19.95, Barbie Goes to the Ball for $19.95, Barbie Goes Shopping for $19.95, Barbie Goes to the Beach for $19.95, Barbie Goes Nightclubbing for $19.95, and Divorced Barbie for $265.00.”

​Ralph asks, “Why is the Divorced Barbie $265.00 when all the others are only $19.95?” “That’s obvious,” the saleslady says. “Divorced Barbie comes with Ken’s house, Ken’s car, Ken’s boat, Ken’s furniture…”



PALM SUNDAY TO EASTER DEVOTION (4)

Here is the devotion describing the Monday before Passover during the last week of Jesus life on Earth. This is Devotion #4 in the series.
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PALM SUNDAY LIVE SERVICE (EDITED)

Here is the link to view the Palm Sunday Service. I tried to have everyone sing together, but that did not turn out like i hoped…… lol……….  and I have reduced most of the video to just seeing me……..  don’t want anyone to feel uncomfortable on screen.  This is our third time, each one gets a bit better, so I figure the first time I have a “Perfect” video…. the will lift the “Shelter in Place” Mandate and we can all get back to church soon……..  God Bless
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RADIANT LIFE MINISTRIES IS LIVE IN 30 MINUTES

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RADIANT LIFE MINISTRIES IS LIVE AT 10:00 AM

Pastor Don is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Time: Apr 5, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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PALM SUNDAY TO EASTER (3)

Sunday morning, I will be Live on your computer, tablet or phone, at 10:00 am EDT (a time change to help avoid the high internet traffic between 11 and 12 on Sundays). I hope this works for everyone. Again, I will record (if I remember to hit the button) and repost in later on Facebook and our website, rlsuffolk.org. Please share it with everyone you know.  Here is the link:

Time: Apr 5, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 472 182 230

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Here is today’s Devotional Palm Sunday Morning, April 5


PALM SUNDAY TO EASTER (2)

This is the second in the Devotional Series Palm Sunday to Easter looking at each day in the story.
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Palm Sunday Invitation to Join Us LIVE

PALM SUNDAY SERVICES

With the increased order to “Shelter in Place”, I have asked everyone to stay at home for the next two Sundays. I realize that it is so very hard to miss church and especially these two very special services, Palm Sunday and Easter, (not to mention Sonny’s amazing Easter Breakfast). 

As Christians it is important for us to set the example and follow guidelines issued by our National and State Leadership. This is not fearful, but wise to limit exposure. COVID-19 is no respecter of person, age or health. Some of us could even be carrying the virus without ever being sick. I, for one, do not want to take the chance of being such a carrier.

Because of the lack of physical connection. I am posting morning devotions beginning today and going through Easter. Each day I will be speaking about the events that took place on that day during Biblical times. You can watch on the church Facebook or Website.

 

So, Sunday morning, I will be Live on your computer, tablet or phone, at 10:00 am EDT (a time change to help avoid the high internet traffic between 11 and 12 on Sundays). I hope this works for everyone. Again, I will record (if I remember to hit the button) and repost in later on Facebook and our website, rlsuffolk.org. Please share it with everyone you know.  Here is the link:

Time: Apr 5, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/472182230

Meeting ID: 472 182 230

If you want to just listen to the broadcast, you can do that as well by calling 1-669-900-6833 and when asked to enter your ID Number is will be: 472182230#  Don’t forget to enter the “#” key.

 

God Bless You During this Challenging time.

Pastor Don

 

 




 

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