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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

#87 Other Examples of Revivals

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: At the beginning of this century there was a member of Congress from New England who had been reared in a godly family but who later became an infidel and lectured against God and the Bible.

   His wife was a nominal christian but was let to make a full surrender of her life to Christ. God then gave her a great desire for the salvation of her husband. The Brownsville Revival, Google image)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

He Promised He Would Come Again

He promised He would come again
To take His children home 
Where sin will never raise its head 
And pilgrims never roam 

(Jesus coming, Google image)

Where truth resides on every tongue
And hearts abide in peace 
And love for God does reign supreme 
As self has been released 

Released by full abandonment
To Jesus and His will 
Who walked upon the raging waves 
And bid the storm be still 

Who saw in the demoniac
A child who longed to be 
Delivered from his painful past 
Embraced in love and free 

Where minds cannot imagine
And our eyes have never seen 
The glories God's prepared for those 
Who've been where Christ has been 

Who've suffered for His righteousness
And would not entertain 
Returning to their sinful past 
In search of worldly gain 

Because they realized the Price
God paid in their behalf 
Was all they had to lean upon 
As right to walk His path 

The path that lead through suffering
But each day in God's light 
And sometimes even death itself 
To win the Saviors fight 

For sometimes God brings victory
By letting people lose 
The battles they have fought the most 
The ones they did not choose 

Because He saw the victory
Would be forever lost 
If they became entangled 
And lost sight of what it cost 

To give them opportunity
To live again with Him 
Who gave us our beginning 
In a world that knew no sin 

And soon will be restored again
In its prosperity 
The home of God's redeemed from sin 
Forever to be free 

So if your life is painful
If the path you walk seems dim 
Trust God has made a special plan 
To keep you close to Him 

And if that means to lay you
In the dust to rest awhile 
He's promised that when you awake 
You'll surely see His smile 

As He in all His glory
Will awaken you to be 
His child to tell the story 
Throughout all eternity 

Of how what you had paid for Him
Was truly worth the cost 
As Christ gave all eternity 
To you upon His cross

Luke 14:26-33; Matthew 5:2-12

Used by permission

He Promised He Would Come Again
      By Lee Forbes

Kneeling man
Let's pray-

   Father, thank You for Your provision through Christ Jesus' death and resurrection, and for His promise of our eternal life, if we choose to submit our lives to Him.
   May we be found faithful to Your calling on our lives, and may others see You do a good work in each of us.
   Guide us through our daily living, with our hurts or great trials, to simply love and trust You all the way to our heavenly home.
   Help us trust that you'll make a special plan to keep us close to Him, so we can be victorious in our faith walk with Jesus.
   It's in His Name we pray. Amen.

Today's Bible verse-

(Luke 21:36) "Be on watch and pray always that you will have the strength to go safely through all those things that will happen and to stand before the Son of Man." 

Today's quotes-

Rich Carmicheal
- "What a Savior! We can trust him fully! He is all-sufficient and will be faithful to us as we entrust ourselves and our situations to Him. There is no limit to His power, no limit to His love for us and no limit to His resources. Is not such a glorious, loving savior worthy of our complete confidence and trust!"
(Taken from 'Our Response to Christ", p. 2, December 2016 Herald of His Coming magazine).

Charles H. Spurgeon- "Christ in us is Christ Reigning. Christ in you is a right royal word. Christ swaying His scepter from the center of your being, over every power and faculty, desire and resolve, bringing every thought into captivity to Himself, oh, this is glory begun, and the sure pledge of heaven. Oh for more of the imperial sovereignty of Jesus! It is our liberty to be absolutely under His sway."  (Taken from "Christ In You", p. 3, December 2016 Herald of His Coming magazine).

Today's spotlight sermons:

January 22, 2017 CFC Sermons:

                  To Whom we Pray                                  
Speaker: Jamie Sinclair
Series: Teach Us to Pray
Location: CFC Canton

Prayer With Confidence
ker: Daniel Paladin
Series: Teach Us to Pray
Location CFC Potsdam

Speaker: Rick Sinclair
Series: Teach Us to Pray
Location: CFC Madrid

CFC SERMONS  You can check out the many sermons to select the ones of interest to you. Click speakers to choose a minister's name, and his list of sermons for you to choose from. 

CFC Potsdam church has a live service at 10 am Sunday's for shut-ins. If for some reason you can't make it to the church you usually attend, click on the above link, and still get fed!

Upcoming posts-

#87 Other Examples of Revivals
31st- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

#88 The Dynamics of Perseverance
Feb. 2nd- Thursday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

Old Yet New (Kentucky Sinkhole)
4th- Saturday's post by Dave Branon

#89 Give God Time to Answer- Part 1
7th- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

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31-day Devotional 
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A sample verse from p. 41-

Receive God's Love
So Others Know

"May You be touched with His great love
So you can give your best.
His Grace will come from up above.
It's yours at your request."

(Published by Lighthouse Publishing 
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

#86 Revival in India

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: Pandita Ramabai, who died in 1922, was born in a very religious Hindu home. By the time she was twelve years old, she could recite eighteen thousand verses of the Hindu scriptures. (Mukti women)

   She was wonderfully converted to Jesus Christ and set up a boarding school in 1899, later expanding it into a women's home. Her settlement at Kedgaon near Pune, India, grew to a community of over 1,300. In 1901 God sent much blessing, and 1,200 were converted and baptized in two months. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

#85 Mighty AnswersThrough Agreeing in Prayer

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: There are thrilling biblical examples of agreement in prayer. When Moses faced the problems of disobedient, unbelieving Israel, he and Aaron repeatedly agree in prayer.

   We first see it when the Amalekites attacked Israel at Rephidim. Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed a hill, and Aaron and Hur upheld Moses' hands in prayer. (Moses and Aaron)

Saturday, January 21, 2017

A Choice that God Blesses

James H. CagleThe Bible says, “Blessed are the undefiled” (Ps. 119:1).  The state of holiness and cleanliness and sanctification is the state of blessedness the writer is referring to.

  The blessed state is one of morality and purity that a person comes into after they’re saved by walking “in the law of the Lord” and keeping “his (God) testimonies” and seeking “him (God) with the whole heart” (vs.1-3). (Google image of a smiling Asian couple)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

#84 Agree in Claiming an Appropriate Prayer

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel Unite in making your very own a specific promise for the specific needs. 
5). Agree in claiming an appropriate promiseYou need more than mental assent that the promise is indeed God's word. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

#83 How to Agree in Prayer

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: When two or more Christians are willing to agree in prayer for a need, what steps can they take to make their unity in praying true agreement in heart and soul, the kind of agreement that fulfills the conditions Jesus gave in Matthew 18:19?  (Google image two women praying)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Locked Into Love

Jean Oathout shares with us a message from the Message Bible today, that may help us better understand God's love for us:

"So what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us?

And  who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God's chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us  who was raised to life for us!  is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. 

Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ's love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:

    They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
    We're sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.

None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I'm absolutely convinced that nothing — nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable— absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us." (Rom. 8:31-39)

"Christ's death and resurrection are the
measure of God's love for me."
12/28/16 Our Daily Bread

Let's pray- 

   "Heavenly Father, I understand my need to have my sins forgiven. 
   I also realize that only Jesus because of His sacrifice on the cross — can forgive my sin. 
   I put my faith and trust in Jesus today. 
   Please forgive me and become the Lord of my life.

There's no better day than today to enter into God's family."
ODB 12/31/16

Today's Bible verse-

(Ps. 18:1, 2 KJV) "I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. (v 2) The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower."

(Prov. 8:17 KJV) I love them that love me; and those that see me early shall find me."

(St. John 14:21 MSG) "The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.]

Today's quote-

   Sharon Jaynes"I just love miracles. Don’t you? I love reading about times when God mysteriously and supernaturally intervenes in someone’s life--times when what was impossible with man became a reality with God. But almost every time, God performed a miracle in the Bible, He required men and women to participate--to put their foot down.
  • Build an ark.
  • Lift your staff.
  • Fill your jug.
  • Gather jars.
  • Make a cake.
  • Blow a trumpet.
  • Give a shout.
   Jesus echoed his Father’s cadence in the New Testament.
  • Take up your pallet.
  • Cast your nets.
  • Stretch out your hand.
  • Wash off the mud.
  • Look in the fish’s mouth.
  • Roll away the stone.
  • Stand up straight.
  • Go and tell.
   Yes, God does miracles. And in every one of the above-mentioned marvels, God’s power followed someone’s obedience. The key to experiencing the abundant life of relationship with Christ is obedience, and most people don’t even like the word. But it is the pathway to the faith you long for."

   Oswald Chambers wrote, “Even the smallest bit of obedience opens heaven, and the deepest truths of God immediately become yours. Yet God will never reveal more truth about Himself to you, until you have obeyed what you know already.”

Today's special post- 


Ann Wallace: "Years ago, when life just seemed overwhelming and would probably not turn out like I thought, waves of depression would wash over me. 

   Then I heard, “The joy of the Lord is your strength.”..


February 14, 2010
Speaker: Rick Sinclair
Series: Keys to Philippians
Location: CFC Madrid

CFC sermons You can check out many sermons and select the ones of interest to you. Or click speakers and choose the minister's name and his sermons will appear for you to choose from. 

CFC Potsdam church has a live service at 10 am Sunday's for shut-ins. 

Upcoming posts-

#83 How to Agree in Prayer
17th- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

#84 Agree in Claiming an Appropriate Prayer
19th- Thursday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

A Choice that God Blesses
21st- Saturday's post by James H. Cagle

#85 Mighty Answers Through Agreeing in Prayer
24th- Thursday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

Jean's blog (Click to see snippets of recent posts)

31-day Devotional 
[Maybe choose a title that
interest you]

A sample verse from p. 30-

Maybe It's True You've
Not Been Shown

"Christ's blood was there for us outpoured
For punishment of sin.
Some folks believed but some ignored
What all it did cost Him."

(Published by Lighthouse Publishing 
                       of the Carolinas. Used by permission).

 A great gift for someone who may need help 
to prepare for marriage, and for those in a
marriage, wanting some helpful advice.