ONLY LESSON 07-12-19

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice. Just as a reminder of what is important, this meal is going to set it up proper so get ready, get ready, get ready. I feel like teaching!

Today’s Prayer

Father, You have said that if we will wait upon You, that You will renew our strength; we shall mount up with wings as eagles; we shall run and not be weary; we shall walk and not faint. But Lord, it is not always easy to wait. Sometimes we want You to give us patience, right now! Help us to remember the times that You have stood with us in the past. Help us to believe that You will renew our strength, and provide for all our needs, as we wait to find a job, or as we start a new one; as we start a new program, make a new beginning, or prepare to go off to college; as we wait for healing — whatever. You will be there with us. Let us remember that You are trustworthy, and learn to praise You in all things! We present this and all things in the wonderful name of Jesus, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Three Onlys

(First) Leaves Only

Matthew 21:19-22 –

and he noticed a fig tree beside the road. He went over to see if there were any figs, but there were only leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” And immediately the fig tree withered up. The disciples were amazed when they saw this and asked, “How did the fig tree wither so quickly?” Then Jesus told them,“I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.”

(Second) All man gives to God; Jesus Only

– Matthew 17:1-8 –

Six days later Jesus took Peter and the two brothers, James and John, and led them up a high mountain to be alone. As the men watched, Jesus’ appearance was transformed so that his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as light. Suddenly, Moses and Elijah appeared and began talking with Jesus. Peter exclaimed, “Lord, it’s wonderful for us to be here! If you want, I’ll make three shelters as memorials—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” But even as he spoke, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy. Listen to him.” The disciples were terrified and fell face down on the ground. Then Jesus came over and touched them.“Get up,”he said.“Don’t be afraid.”And when they looked up, Moses and Elijah were gone, and they saw only Jesus.

(Third) What God gives to Man; Believe Only

– Luke 8:49-54 –

While he was still speaking to her, a messenger arrived from the home of Jairus, the leader of the synagogue. He told him, “Your daughter is dead. There’s no use troubling the Teacher now.” But when Jesus heard what had happened, he said to Jairus,“Don’t be afraid. Just have faith, and she will be healed.”When they arrived at the house, Jesus wouldn’t let anyone go in with him except Peter, John, James, and the little girl’s father and mother. The house was filled with people weeping and wailing, but he said,“Stop the weeping! She isn’t dead; she’s only asleep.” But the crowd laughed at him because they all knew she had died. Then Jesus took her by the hand and said in a loud voice, “My child, get up!”And at that moment her life returned, and she immediately stood up! Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat. Her parents were overwhelmed, but Jesus insisted that they not tell anyone what had happened.

God’s way of salvation

– The Firstis man’s empty profession

– The Secondis God’s priceless possession

– The Thirdis the soul’s joyful confession

Quote of the Day

God is none other than the Saviour of our wretchedness. So we can only know God well by knowing our iniquities… Those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified him, but have glorified themselves.

Blaise Pascal




Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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