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Looking At Jesus - song for today

Posted in DefaultTag by facatl on June 21st, 2020

Oh Lord You're beautiful
Your face is all I seek
And when Your eyes are on this child
Your grace abounds to me

So I turn my eyes upon You, Jesus
I look full in Your wonderful face
And the things of earth they grow strangely dim
In the light of Your glory and grace

Oh Lord please light the fire
That once burned bright and clear
Replace the lamp of my first love
That burns with holy fear

So I turn my eyes upon You, Jesus
I look full in Your wonderful face
And the things of earth they grow strangely dim
In the light of Your glory and grace

You are beautiful beyond description
Too marvelous for words
Too wonderful for comprehension
Like nothing ever seen or heard
Who can grasp Your infinite wisdom
Who can fathom the depth of Your love
You are beautiful beyond description
Majesty enthroned above

And I stand I stand in awe of You
I stand I stand in awe of You
Holy God to whom all praise is due
I stand in awe of You

 

Vocal and Piano: Jennifer Bliss-Criswell, Vocal: Megan Bliss

Oh Lord You're Beautiful  Keith Green © 1980 Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus  Helen H. Lemmel © Public Domain

I Stand In Awe Mark Altrogge © 1987 Sovereign Grace Praise 

Is He Worthy?

Posted in DefaultTag by facatl on June 2nd, 2020

Song by Andrew Peterson

Main vocal: Jennifer Bliss-Criswell

Piano and vocal: Megan Bliss

Chorus: The Bliss Family

04-25-20 Kevin Goins - John 9:7, Part 1

Posted in DefaultTag by facatl on April 25th, 2020

“Anatomy of an Illness: The Church’s Ministry of Healing”
John 9:7 (Part 1)

I First, sickness gets our attention and it gets the attention of Jesus (9:1).
II Second, sickness makes us uncomfortable (9:2).
III Third, sickness is caused by alienation (9:2).
IV Fourth, oftentimes our best theological or commonsense explanations for sickness are not good enough (9:3a).
V Fifth, sometimes sickness happens for a good reason, so that God can be glorified in our life (9:3b).
VI Sixth, all believers in Jesus are called to help sick people find health (9:4).
VII Seventh, sickness is a work of the kingdom of darkness; healing is a work of the Kingdom of light (9:5).
VIII Eighth, the how of healing is very important (9:6).

IX Ninth, sickness can be overcome by divine healing, but healing does not happen without some a_______________ on our part (9:7).

-This verse makes _________ key points:

A. First, Jesus told this man to __________.

1. It would take t________ and a lot of e________________, for the blind man to make his way to the Pool of Siloam, because he was just as blind, every step of the way, as he was when he first b___________.

2. Why did Jesus issue this c__________________ to the blind man to go?

a. First, he commanded him to go to get the blind man out of his r________________.

1. A rut is a h____________ or p_____________ of behavior that has become dull or unproductive, but which is very hard to c______________.

i. “A rut is just a ____________ with both ends knocked out.”

ii. Jesus Wants him to break out of that d_______ e______ existence.

iii. “Problems are often God’s way of p____________ us out of our rut.”

iv. And being in a rut is not only a bad thing for a blind man, it is a bad thing for _________________ as well.

2. Could it be that the reason many of us have not experienced God’s healing power in our life is because we have crawled into the rut of a particular sickness and now our very i_____________________ is tied up with that sickness?

3. What the doctor says may be ____________; it may be God’s will for us to lean on his ____________ in dealing with a particular sickness.

4. Nevertheless, throughout his ministry Jesus encountered many people who suffered sicknesses and disabilities which Jesus did not expect them to t__________________.

b. Of course, it is not just sickness we learn to tolerate. We may have also learned to tolerate a lack of s______________ g___________ in our life.

c. A rut is a place of b__________________ and r_______________ and d_____________.

04-22-20 Kevin Goins - The Church’s Ministry of Healing, John 9:6 pt 3

Posted in DefaultTag by facatl on April 22nd, 2020

“Anatomy of an Illness: The Church’s Ministry of Healing”

John 9:6 (Part 3)

I First, sickness gets our attention and it gets the attention of Jesus (9:1).
II Second, sickness makes us uncomfortable (9:2).
III Third, sickness is caused by alienation (9:2).
IV Fourth, oftentimes our best theological or commonsense explanations for sickness are not good enough (9:3a).
V Fifth, sometimes sickness happens for a good reason, so that God can be glorified in our life (9:3b).
VI Sixth, all believers in Jesus are called to help sick people find health (9:4).
VII Seventh, sickness is a work of the kingdom of darkness; healing is a work of the Kingdom of light (9:5).
VIII Eighth, the how of healing is very important (9:6).

-What do we learn from this verse?

A. First, we see that how Jesus healed was in accordance with God’s will and in accordance with the principles of the Kingdom of Light.
B. Second, we see that how Jesus healed was not by manipulation.
C. Third, we see that how Jesus healed is something we should never ignore.

1. The first thing we need to see about the “how” of this healing is that Jesus did it un___________________.

a. In other words, Jesus did it without the man ever a______________ him.

b. What this means, therefore, is that God was intervening in the blind man’s life in a way he could not have c________________ at that moment.

c. So, how do we explain this? Jesus didn’t give this man the opportunity to ask for help, because the man did not have the k____________ or a___________ to ask for himself.

2. The second thing about the how is that Jesus did it be repeating the work of ____________________.

a. Irenaeus was one of the greatest theologians of the early church and he said that John’s emphasis, as he wrote this account, was not on the ______________, but on the _____________.

b. Why would Jesus use a method of healing on this occasion which recalled what God did when he created life? … What makes this man’s blindness stand out? It is the fact that this man wasn’t simply blind, he had been blind __________ __________. In other words, he had n________ e________ had the ability to see.

c. That means that this healing isn’t a healing of r_______________; this is a gift of ___________________.

3. The third thing about the how is that it involved all _________________ members of the ________________.

a. Since Jesus talks about ___________ as a way of referring to the Spirit, and since ______________ is water, and since Jesus uses the saliva to make a kind of salve out of dirt to apply to the man’s eyes, it appears that the ___________ ____________ is also involved in this healing.

b. The a______________ o__________, used in the church’s healing ministry, symbolizes the work of the Holy Spirit.

c. Furthermore, when the elders anoint and pray for someone, they l________ their h___________ on them, and that also emphasizes the work of the Holy Spirit.

d. Details in Scripture are there for a r________________; details matter because details can change h_____________ and m____________.

Dwell

Posted in DefaultTag by facatl on April 18th, 2020

Dwell

Verse 1
Though a thousand may fall at my side
Though the enemy war against me
I will not fear the terror by night
I will hide in the shadow of Your wings

Chorus
I will dwell in the shelter of the Most High God
I will rest in the beauty of Your presence
Your faithfulness is a shield and my great reward
I will not be afraid
I will trust in the Lord

Verse 2
You have set me securely on high
You deliver me out of darkness
And when evil surrounds my life
You commanded Your angels to guard me

Bridge
No weapon formed against me will prosper
No weapon formed against me will prosper
No weapon formed against me will prosper
Says the Lord
(REPEAT)

Aaron Keyes | Jess Cates © 2011 Thankyou Music 
CCLI License # 1631159

04-19-20 Kevin Goins - The Church’s Ministry of Healing, John 9:6 pt 2

Posted in DefaultTag by facatl on April 18th, 2020

“Anatomy of an Illness: The Church’s Ministry of Healing”

John 9:6 (Part 2)

I First, sickness gets our attention and it gets the attention of Jesus (9:1).
II Second, sickness makes us uncomfortable (9:2).
III Third, sickness is caused by alienation (9:2).
IV Fourth, oftentimes our best theological or commonsense explanations for sickness are not good enough (9:3a).
V Fifth, sometimes sickness happens for a good reason, so that God can be glorified in our life (9:3b).
VI Sixth, all believers in Jesus are called to help sick people find health (9:4).
VII Seventh, sickness is a work of the kingdom of darkness; healing is a work of the Kingdom of light (9:5).
VIII Eighth, the how of healing is very important (9:6).

-What do we learn from this verse?

A. First, we see that how Jesus healed was in accordance with God’s will and in accordance with the principles of the Kingdom of Light.

B. Second, we see that how Jesus healed was not by m__________________.

1. Before we talk about what Jesus does, we need to see what Jesus does ________ do:

a. First, he does not i_________________ himself to this man.

1. In other words, he does not give a G____________ p_________________.

2. Jesus does not p___________ to this man.

b. Second, Jesus does not bring up the issue of the man’s p________________ n___________.

c. Third, and perhaps most important of all, he does not ask the man if he w__________ to be h_____________.

1. The reason this is important is because some have the idea that healing was just a m_________ to an e________.

2. These people believe that Jesus healed in order to get the a______________ of people, so that they would listen to his p____________________ of salvation.

3. There are times when Jesus heals someone and that person does b___________ in him, but there are also numerous times when there is _____ indication that the healed person becomes a follower of Jesus.

4. This doesn’t make sense to us. We believe that Jesus should have used healing to e_________________.

d. Why Did Jesus ________ use miracles to make people believe in him?

1. First, because Jesus knew that miracles could not g_________________ genuine faith.

2. Second, because Jesus healed for another reason: he healed, not to make people believe, but because he had c___________________ on people.

C. Third, we see that how Jesus healed is something we should never i___________.

1. We may think that we do not need to know the how, just the e_________ r_______________.

2. Not only in John’s Gospel, but throughout the New Testament we are given a great many d_____________ about how the miracles of Jesus were carried out.

3. The fact that the Gospel writers, when they recount miracles, tell us how the miracle was carried out, reminds us that Jesus was not a m____________________.

4. We need to do more than just casually read God’s Word; we need to ___________________ God’s Word.

04-16-20 Kevin Goins - The Church’s Ministry of Healing, John 9:6 part 1

Posted in DefaultTag by facatl on April 16th, 2020

“Anatomy of an Illness: The Church’s Ministry of Healing”  John 9:6 (Part 1)

I First, sickness gets our attention and it gets the attention of Jesus (9:1).
II Second, sickness makes us uncomfortable (9:2).
III Third, sickness is caused by alienation (9:2).
IV Fourth, oftentimes our best theological or commonsense explanations for sickness are not good enough (9:3a).
V Fifth, sometimes sickness happens for a good reason, so that God can be glorified in our life (9:3b).
VI Sixth, all believers in Jesus are called to help sick people find health (9:4).
VII Seventh, sickness is a work of the kingdom of darkness; healing is a work of the Kingdom of light (9:5).
VIII Eighth, the __________ of healing is very important (9:6).

-What do we learn from this verse?

A. First, we see that how Jesus healed was in accordance with God’s __________ and in accordance with the principles of the Kingdom of ___________.

1. We are about to come to the actual miracle of Jesus healing this man, but before we get to that, John reminds us once again that this act of healing happened because of what Jesus j_________ s__________.

2. The fact that Jesus heals this man immediately after his words in verses _____ and _____ makes three things clear:

a. First, the act of healing which Jesus is about to perform is the kind of thing ___________ sent Jesus to do.

b. Second, this work of healing is also the kind of act Jesus says ___________ must do while it is still _________, before night comes.

1. Satan only attempts to pervert those things that are ______________.

2. Therefore, the reason many are perverting the ministry of healing is because healing is a g__________ work of God for the g___________ of his creatures.

c. Third, God the Father is just as interested in meeting the physical needs of people as ______________ was.

1. The Old Testament does not give us the c_____________ picture of God the Father. That is what ___________ came to this earth to do.

2. This means that Jesus wants us to know that showing c_____________ through healing is God’s idea.

3. God wants for sickness and disease to be d_____________ in the life of each person.

 

Beautiful One - Jen and Megan

Posted in DefaultTag by facatl on March 28th, 2020

Beautiful One

Verse 1
Wonderful so wonderful is Your unfailing love
Your cross has spoken mercy over me
No eye has seen no ear has heard
No heart could fully know
How glorious how beautiful You are

Chorus
Beautiful One I love You
Beautiful One I adore
Beautiful One my soul must sing

Verse 2
Powerful so powerful Your glory fills the skies
Your mighty works displayed for all to see
The beauty of Your majesty awakes my heart to sing
How marvelous how wonderful You are

Bridge
You opened my eyes to Your wonders anew
You captured my heart with this love
'Cause nothing on earth is as beautiful as You

Tim Hughes
© 2002 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
For use solely with the SongSelect®. Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 1631159

03-25-20 Kevin Goins - The Church’s Ministry of Healing, Part 2

Posted in DefaultTag by facatl on March 25th, 2020

“Anatomy of an Illness: The Church’s Ministry of Healing”

John 9:4 (Part 2)

I First, sickness gets our attention and it gets the attention of Jesus (9:1).
II Second, sickness makes us uncomfortable (9:2).
III Third, sickness is caused by alienation (9:2).
IV Fourth, oftentimes our best theological or commonsense explanations for sickness are not good enough (9:3a).
V Fifth, sometimes sickness happens for a good reason, so that God can be glorified in our life (9:3b).
VI Sixth, all believers in Jesus are called to help sick people find health (9:4).
A. The first thing this verse tells us is that we are living in the day.

B. Second, this verse says that we are ____________ with Jesus.

1. We would expect Jesus to say, “______ must do the work of him who sent me.”

a. At first glance we might expect that the “we” is Jesus, the ______ and ______, the Father.

b. That makes ______ sense because “him who sent me” is clearly God the Father and so Jesus would be saying, “God the Father and I must do the work which God the Father sent us to do.”

2. If the “we” isn’t Jesus and God, who is it? The “we” is Jesus and his ______________. Why do I say that?

a. It is to his followers that Jesus is ____________.

b. It was the followers of Jesus who _________ his attention to the blind man’s situation in the first place.

c. Jesus knew his followers were ________________ him into the blind man’s circumstances, and it is to them that Jesus says, “We must do the work of him who sent me.”

3. The disciples followed Jesus as ___________ following a ___________. They learned from him how to minister to _______ ___________.

4. Like the disciples we ________ _______ needy people to Jesus by bringing them to him in ___________.

5. We, _______ and ______, are the “we” who join Jesus in his work.

6. The truth is, all of our life is _____________. God has directions for us _________ day of our life.

7. When we encounter the sick, we have a calling to be agents of ______________ to them.

8. When believers tell us about their illnesses, not only can we pray for them, we can also encourage them to follow the instructions found in ______________ _____:_____-_____.

03-22-20 Kevin Goins - The Church’s Ministry of Healing, part 1

Posted in DefaultTag by facatl on March 21st, 2020

“Anatomy of an Illness: The Church’s Ministry of Healing”  John 9:1-38

What does John 9 teach us about sickness?

I First, sickness gets our a____________ and it gets the a______________ of Jesus (9:1).

II Second, sickness makes us un_________________ (9:2).

III Third, sickness is caused by a__________________ (9:2).

IV Fourth, oftentimes our best t________________ or c__________________ explanations for sickness are not good enough (9:3a).

V Fifth, sometimes sickness happens for a g_________ r_____________, so that God can be g______________ in our life (9:3b).

VI Sixth, all believers in Jesus are called to help _______ people find _____________ (9:4).

A. Jesus’ answer stopped the disciples from b____________ anyone for the man’s blindness, but Jesus has much m________ to say about the subject of sickness.

1. The disciples wondered who was to blame for the man’s blindness, but Jesus expands the discussion to what should be done for those who are s___________ and d________________.

2. Jesus begins, “As long as it is d_________....”

B. The first thing this verse tells us is that we are living in the __________. How can we say we are living in the day?

1. First, in verse 4 Jesus says while night is coming, it is ______ here yet.

a. Yes, there is darkness around us, but we can c___________ to look to the light.

b. We are not to be focused on the ___________ darkness – we are to be s____________________ focused on the light that is all around us now.

2. Second, we know we are living in the day because Jesus defines “night” as the time when “no one can work,” but this is a time when we, believers in Jesus, ________ working.

a. The church is at work today d______________ the good news of the Gospel.
b. And, the church is ministering God’s grace to those who are burdened by s___________, f_________________ needs, and f_________.

3. Third, in 2 Corinthians chapter 6 Paul shows us that it is day because people can _____________ to believe in Jesus.

a. This is day because a person can h_____ the Gospel and can d___________ to believe in and follow Jesus.

b. Because this is day, and because the light is now shining, _______ are invited by Jesus himself to trust in him and to become his c_______________.

4. Finally, this is day, not only because Jesus is now i___________ people to him, but because his children are now r_____________ his glory.

a. By reflecting Jesus, you and I make it _______ for the people around us.

b. We do that, not by b___________ light, but by r______________ the light of Jesus.

 

 


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