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For Week Of Sunday, June 12, 2005

   The Essence Of Christianity
            "For God so loved the world, that he gave his
             only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth 
             in him should not perish, but have everlasting
             life." (John 3:16 KJV)

Welcome

Welcome to the online worship service at Internet Church Of Christ. Here is a good place to worship our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. You are invited and are welcome at any time.

Hello Beloved,

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Blessings to you in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Opening Hymn

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

The Doxology


"Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow"

MIDI file at http://digitalhymnal.org/midi/dh694fv.mid

Words by Thomas Ken, 1695. Music by Music Louis Bourgeois, c. 1510 - 1561. Public Domain

PRAISE GOD, FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW - by Thomas Ken, 1695
                                            Public Domain
             
              Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
              Praise Him, all creatures here below;
              Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
              Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
           
                                  Amen.

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Invocation

             O Lord, we come together in Your name,
             And as You promised, we know You are here.
             AND SO WE WELCOME YOU WITH OPEN ARMS,
             AND PRAY THAT YOU FIND PLEASURE HERE WITH US,
             AS WE, YOUR LOVING CHILDREN WORSHIP YOU.
             We now invite You to reveal Yourself,
             And share with us Your presence, openly,
             FOR YOU ARE EVERYTHING THAT WE DESIRE,
             AND EVERYTHING WE HAVE, WE GIVE TO YOU.
             In Jesus' holy name we pray, Amen.

Declaration Of Faith

The Apostles' Creed
   This historic affirmation of faith comes to us from the early
   centuries of the Christian church.
      I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
      Maker of heaven and earth:
      And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord;
      Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost;
      Born of the Virgin Mary,
      Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      Was crucified, dead, and buried;
      He descended into hell;
      The third day he rose again from the dead;
      He ascended into heaven
      And sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
      From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
      I believe in the Holy Ghost;
      The holy catholic church;     *
      The communion of saints;
      The forgiveness of sins;
      The resurrection of the body;
      And the life everlasting.
                             Amen.
                * Note: "catholic church" here means the entire body of
                  believers in Christ, not just one particular church.


Scriptures And Teachings

We Have Filled The Earth, As God Commanded

God's very first command to mankind was to fill the earth with people and to take control over it.
       
      "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and
       multiply, and replenish (fill) the earth, and subdue it: and have
       dominion (control) over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of
       the air,	and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."
       (Genesis 1:28 KJV)
We have have filled the earth with people, as He commanded. We have filled up all habitable parts of the earth with people. Wherever people can live on earth, people are living there! Using science, we have almost subdued the earth. We have taken control over the fish and the birds and all other living things, as He commanded. And we are very close to being able to control most natural events.

Praise be to God for giving us the power and authority to do these things, according to His will!

The Lord Has Wonderful Treasures Waiting For Us

    "But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where
     neither moth nor rust dost corrupt, and where theives
     do not break through nor steal." (Matthew 6:20 KJV)
    " . . . Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have
     entered into the heart of man, the things which God
     hath prepared for them that love him." (1 Corinthians
     2:9 KJV)
     
    "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give
     thee the desires of thine heart." (Psalms 37:4 KJV)



               
                           The New Jerusalem
                                      
   1
          And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven
          and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more
          sea.
   2
          And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from
          God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
   3
          And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the
          tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and
          they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them,
          and be their God.
   4
          And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there
          shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither
          shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed
          away.
                              (Revelation 21:1-4 KJV)          

God Makes All Things Work Together For Our Good

One of God's most important promises to us is so simple that it sometimes gets overlooked . . .

                                      
         "And we know that all things work together for good
          to them that love God, to them who are the called
          according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28 KJV)
If we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Saviour, then we love God and we are called according to His purpose. Therefore we meet the conditions set forth in Romans 8:28, and all things work together for our good! Not just "some things," but "all things."

Do you realize how important this is? Everything that happens to us Christians works together for our good! We may not understand it at the time, but God is in control, working for our ultimate good.

To me, this is a constant source of joy, knowing that *whatever* happens to me, God will make it work out for my benefit. See how much He loves us!

This verse can get you through any difficulty whatsoever, through any hardship or disaster. Just trust in the Lord. He is God, let Him do whatever He wants to do.

Prayer For You

For Patience
NOTE: When you read this prayer, try to imagine my voice as I
      speak it to you.  In this way, the prayer is reactivated,
      and it is the same as if I were actually praying for you
      at that moment.

                MY PRAYER FOR YOU, THE READERS OF THIS PAGE
                            "For Patience"
                 Sometimes you feel that all is lost and gone;
                 You feel it is no use to carry on;
                 You cannot see the light that lies ahead.
                 I pray that you have patience at these times,
                 And know the Lord is working while you wait,
                 As after Jesus died upon the cross,
                 They didn't know that He would rise again.
 
                         by Rev. Bill McGinnis - Public Domain
                           

Holy Communion

A ceremony for Holy Communion is available to you HERE! - http://patriot.net/~bmcgin/pearl-holycommunion.html

If you are alone, you will needed to be both "Leader" and "Assembly," as described in the ceremony.

Closing Hymn

"Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind"

Words by John Greenleaf Whittier, 1872; music by Frederick C. Maker, 1887 (hymn tune REST). The MIDI sequence is Public Domain, by a person unknown to me, obtained from DigitalHymnal.org

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This is one of my very favorite hymns, truly an inspired work of highest spiritual and artistic merit, in both lyrics and music. I love it!

    DEAR LORD AND FATHER OF MANKIND
      by John Greenleaf Whittier   
           Public Domain
Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
Forgive our foolish ways!
Reclothe us in our rightful mind,
In purer lives thy service find,
In deeper reverence, praise. 
In simple trust like theirs who heard
Beside the Syrian sea
The gracious calling of the Lord,
Let us, like them, without a word,
Rise up and follow thee. 
O Sabbath rest by Galilee!
O calm of hills above,
Where Jesus knelt to share with thee
The silence of eternity
Interpreted by love ! 
With that deep hush subduing all
Our words and works that drown
The tender whisper of thy call,
As noiseless let thy blessing fall
As fell thy manna down. 
Drop thy still dews of quietness,
Till all our strivings cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of thy peace. 
Breathe through the heats of our desire
Thy coolness and thy balm;
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
O still, small voice of calm!


                                           <>< 
Words by John Greenleaf Whitter, from his poem "The Brewing Of Soma," as published in his book, THE PENNSYLVANIA PILGRIM, AND OTHER POEMS, published by J. R. Osgood and Company, 1872.

You can see and read the book, THE PENNSYLVANIA PILGRIM, AND OTHER POEMS, at the Questia online library, by clicking => HERE!

Please note that this poem appears, unmarked, as verses within the larger poem, "The Brewing Of Soma," and that this page is absolutely faithful to the original in its content and format. Various hymnals have modified it for various reasons, but this is the authentic original text, complete, as published.

Blessings to you! May you thrive and prosper in everything you do.

Benediction

    _____________________________________________________________
       
      "Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in
       all ways. The Lord be with you all." (2 Thessalonians 3:16 RSV)
         _____________________________________________________________

Blessings to you in Jesus Christ our Lord!

This worship service is now completed. Go in peace.

Rev. Bill McGinnis

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