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Saturday Morning Devotional Prayer and Praise Service (Happy Birthday America)

CELEBRATING AMERICA'S 239th BIRTHDAY (Photo by Pastor Davis)

CELEBRATING AMERICA’S 239th BIRTHDAY (Photo by Pastor Davis)

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL:

Let us salute our flag, as we lift up Holy Hands and give God all the praise for allowing us to have this glorious opportunity to live in the land of the free where we can worship and serve Him just because we love Him and He loves us.  Now let us send a blessing out to all the people of the world as we begin our Saturday Morning Devotional Prayer and Praise Service…

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TODAY IS YOUR DAY TO PRAISE GOD!

God’s Marvelous Light (Photo by Pastor Davis)

In the context of the above statement, there are some of you who might have the odyssey to ask the question, why?  Then I will respond in kind with these words, because your life today is a blessing to be cherished, although you might not see it this way.  However, just being alive is a humbling experience that too many of us take for granted.  Nothing in this life is guaranteed, even our awaken this day.

Therefore, if we learn to look on our lives as a blessing and the opportunity to praise God for all he has done for us, then we should be able to shout Hallelujah, God is good, and I am going to praise him no matter how difficult things may seem at this moment in my life.  No one are no circumstances are beyond my ability to give God all my praises, for he has truly been good to me.

Now listen to how the Bible teaches us how we should praise God.  It says,“ Hallelujah! You, who serve God, praise God! Just to speak his name is praise! Just to remember God is a blessing— now and tomorrow and always.  From east to west, from dawn to dusk, keep lifting all your praises to God!

God is higher than anything and anyone, outshining everything you can see in the skies. Who can compare with God, our God, so majestically enthroned, Surveying his magnificent heavens and earth?  He picks up the poor from out of the dirt, rescues the wretched who’ve been thrown out with the trash, Seats them among the honored guests, a place of honor among the brightest and best.  He gives childless couples a family, gives them joy as the parents of childrenHallelujah(Psalm 113:1-9 MSG).

Hallelujah! Praise God in his holy house of worshippraise him under the open skiesPraise him for his acts of powerpraise him for his magnificent greatness; Praise with a blast on the trumpetpraise by strumming soft stringsPraise him with castanets and dancepraise him with banjo and flutePraise him with cymbals and a big bass drumpraise him with fiddles and mandolin. Let every living, breathing creature praise GodHallelujah(Psalm 150 MSG).

MY MAXIMIZE PRAYER FOR YOU TODAY:

Today, heavenly father, we thank you for America, we thank you for its people and all the leaders that you have set in place. We seek your blessings over all it’s affairs that you will grant her peace and prosperity as she set her sails to lead and guide the world as a peaceful and loving nation.  In Jesus name we pray, Amen!

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We thank you for visiting with us this day.  May you in enjoy this 4th of July Celebration by doing it in the name of Jesus.  Reach out an embrace your fellowman with love and peace in your heart.  Be filled with JOY for each other.

HAPPY 4th OF JULY EVERYONE!

Saturday Morning Devotional Prayer and Praise Service (In God I Trust)

My Brothers and Sisters, we enter into the presence of the Lord to Worship Him and Serve Him.  Sometimes our hearts are troubled and we find it difficult to understand why we are having to face down our enemies day in and day out, week end and week out.  The stress upon our daily lives seems to be beating us down and sometimes we feel like we want to just give up and let the enemy have his way. But I tell you for a believer, this should never be an option.  You should always be able to find enough strength within your FAITH to lift up your head towards heaven and say, “IN GOD I TRUST!”

David faced a similar situation from his own countrymen, and he turned to the Lord in prayer for God’s gracious help in view of the constant harassment of his pursuers, and this is David’s prayer:

LET US PRAY THIS PRAYER WITH DAVID THIS MORNING:

Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me;

Prayer and Obedience

Prayer and Obedience

all day long an attacker oppresses me;
my enemies trample on me all day long,
for many attack me proudly.
When I am afraid,
I put my trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
What can flesh do to me?

All day long they injure my cause;

all their thoughts are against me for evil.
They stir up strife, they lurk;
they watch my steps,
as they have waited for my life. AMEN! (Psalm 56:1-6 ESV)

LIFT THE LORD UP IN HIGH PRAISES:

JOYNow put your hands together and open your mouth wide and give the Lord a big shout out of hallelujah praises. When prayer and praises go up, faith breaks out all over the place.  David said, whenever I am afraid, “I will trust in you Lord.”  This cheerful courage is based on the character of God and on the faithfulness of His promises.  He is more powerful than all our foes combined, and He has promised to protect us from harm.  Nothing can penetrate the protective hedge which He sets up around us except by His permissive will.  This is why we can trust in God without a fear.

My Brothers and Sisters let us be bold in our praises before the Lord, for He is truly worthy.  What can mere man do to me, I ask you?  If I reason, I might answer, “Plenty.”  Man can persecute, injure, maim, shoot, and even kill me.  But the fact is that the child of God which I am, and you are, is immortal until his work is done.  Also we should understand David’s fearlessness in the light of our Savior’s words.

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.  But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.  (Matthew 10:28)

My Brothers and Sisters let this be a day of remembrances that the Lord is good all the time, and He will never fail you nor forsake you, therefore, when your enemies come upon you to do harm to you, STAND YOUR GROUND and say out loud, “IN GOD I TRUST!”

Trust in the Word of God

This concludes our SATURDAY MORNING DEVOTIONAL SERVICE OF PRAYER AND PRAISE…

We will return in a few hours to continue our Sunday portion of our PRAYER, PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 

Until we meet in our next session, may God bless each of you ABUNDANTLY!

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Saturday Morning Devotional Service of Prayer and Praise (The prayer of Jabez)

I WILL LIFT THE LORD UP IN HIGH PRAISES

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH TRENTON, N.C. (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH TRENTON, N.C. (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Good morning children of God, and indeed what a great morning this really is. For the Lord our God has awaken us and provided us with a brand-new opportunity to lift him up in high praises. For this reason, we ought to lift up holy hands where ever we are and just begin to praise his holy name. For he is worthy to be praised and today’s Devotional Service is designed to concentrate our minds on praising the Lord, after a very long week of being in the secular world.  Now join with me and let us together focus our attention away from the world and upon God and the things of Heaven.

OUR SCRIPTURE READING IS PSALM 136 by Pastor Davis

Today my brothers and sisters, we are a blessed people. We are a free people we can lift up the name of Jesus, praise and worship him without fear of persecution, and when we do not take advantage of this blessed opportunity and shower him with praising and serving him in his holiness, we are cursing our blessing and we are not deserving of the Lords grace that he has showered upon us. Let us at this very moment, not cut off our blessing, but lift up the Lord our God in high praises and Thanksgiving.

THE PRAYER OF JABEZ by Donald Lawrence

 

 

TODAY’S ALTER CALL: 

If you are a person studying this lesson with us today and have not received the saving grace of the Lord and would like to join the Lord’s family of BELIEVERS and receive ETERNAL LIFE, we simply ask you to, “BELIEVE!”

Now repeat this short prayer with me:  “Lord I am a sinner, I have sinned against you, I BELIEVE that Jesus died for my sins, and on the third day you raised him from the grave and today He lives.  I ask you to forgive me of my sins, and come into my heart and cleanse me of my sins.  If you have prayed this prayer with me, you now are saved and have ETERNAL LIFE  in glory.”

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Sunday Prayer Praise and Worship Service 125 (Fruit Bearers)

VIRTUAL CHURCH IN THE CLOUDS (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

VIRTUAL CHURCH IN THE CLOUDS (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Good Morning Children of God, if it is Sunday, it is time to rise up, stand up, look around, lift your Holy Hands towards the Heavens, and say out loud, “Thank You Jesus, Thank You Jesus, you brought me through another difficult week, where I had to face many temptations, trials and tribulations.  I can truly say, I have come this far by faith, leaning and depending on you.  I know it was nothing but grace.  It was your grace that picked me up when I was falling down, stumbling all around, and could not find my way out of darkness.  Satan had come and stolen my joy, I had lost all hope of ever being able to turn my life around, but I kept hearing that voice saying, “You can make it, if you try.”  You can make it, I know you can!  I lifted my head up and looked all around, and said, “Thank you Jesus, I can do this!  This is a brand new day, and as far as me and my family is concern, we are going to serve you, praise you, and worship you Lord, praise you in every way, every day, with everything in my soul, I will praise you this day and for the rest of the days of my life. Because Praise is who I am, Praise is who we all are, we are your Children, and we have gather together to Praise and Worship you like no other time.  Thank you Jesus for allowing this Praise Service to begin…

OUR SONG OF PRAISE BY THE SOUTHEASTERN SINGERS PERFORMING PSALM 150

LET US PRAY:  Eternal God, our Heavenly Father; we enter into your presents on another Sunday Morning with a song of praise in our hearts and prayer on our lips.  We humble ourselves before you today just to say thank you.  For our souls are blessed this day for so many wonderful reason, and we are eternally grateful for the opportunity to be able to express our heartfelt love for our brothers and sisters all over the world, many of them who do not yet know you.  But Father we are reaching out this day to those that are in need of a blessing, that our prayers for them will open doors that will allow them to walk in and rest comfortably in your tender,  loving arms of mercy.  In Jesus name, we pray, AMEN!

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING:  John 15:16

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

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LET US PRAY:  Heavenly Father, we thank you for the blessings you have bestowed upon this ministry and all who have taken the time to partake in it.  Use all of us this day Heavenly Father for your glory that each of us may become successful fruit bearers, bearing fruit that will last through all eternity.  In Jesus name, we pray, Amen!

CLOSING SONG OF PRAISE BY THE BROOKLYN TABERNACLE CHOIR TOTAL PRAISE

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Saturday Morning Devotional Service of Prayer and Praise (Lifting up Holy Hands)

Now let us go before the Lord in Prayer lifting up Holy Hands…

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Since prayer is at the bottom of all this, what I want mostly is for men to pray—not shaking angry fists at enemies but raising holy hands to God. And I want women to get in there with the men in humility before God, not primping before a mirror or chasing the latest fashions but doing something beautiful for God and becoming beautiful doing it.  (1 Timothy 2:8-10 MSG)

PRAISE GOD:

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HE IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED…

LET US PRAY:

 

TIME FOR ALTER CALL

So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,  and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:10-11 ESV)

 

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HOW TO RECEIVE THE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE

What must I do to be saved? This question was first asked by a jailer at Ephesus, who witnessed an earthquake that freed Paul and Silas. Paul and Silas were the Church’s first official evangelists, who had been falsely arrested and beaten and left in his charge. The earthquake came as the climax to a midnight prison cell prayer and praise meeting and it spurred the jailer to consider the condition of his soul.  What must I do to be saved, you asked?  If you truly want to be saved, listen to what the Lord says you must do, “you should first go to God in prayer.  When praying to Him you should tell Him you are sorry for the sinful things that you have done against Him and how you want to do the right thing from now on (1 John 1:9Acts 20:21). Next you should ask Him to forgive your sins through His death payment on the cross (Colossians 2:10-14). Last, make a commitment to God that you will wholly follow His commandments and believe on Him and His Word, with the help of His Holy Spirit (John 14:15).  Congratulations, you are SAVED (John 8:32)! You have become a new person, and you will be able to live a life that is pleasing to God (2 Corinthians 5:14-17 ). Now, God will come into your heart and live with you (Revelation 3:20). This is so you can be close to Him, receive His power, and understand His Word (1 John 3:16Acts1:8John14:26).

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY?

Thank you for your prayers and service to the Kingdom of God. Please return in a few hours as we will continue with our Sunday Prayer, Praise and Worship Service.  May God bless you abundantly as you go out into the world this day and serve.

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Sunday Prayer Praise and Worship Service 124 (Happy Mother’s Day)

May the Lord’s blessing touch every Mother throughout the World…

THE BEAUTIFUL ROSE PHOTO  BY PASTOR DAVIS

THE BEAUTIFUL ROSE PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS

Greetings My Brothers and Sisters, we thank God for each of you this morning, and a very special greetings to the 80 Million Mother’s throughout the world, on this great Sunday Morning, which was set aside 100 years ago this day to honor you. We here at Vine and Branch World Ministries consider it a great honor and privilege to have this opportunity to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day.  You are special; because God left no stone unturned and created you in a very unique way.  He endowed you with many great gifts, but the greatest gift of all was the gift to conceive the seed of a brand new life.  For that reason, a day this day has been set aside to focus the world’s attention upon what God has done for you and what you are doing for the world.  May you be blessed, and your life be filled with much joy, peace, love and happiness on this very special day.  Happy Mother’s Day to you, we love you, appreciate you, and honor you on this Mother’s Day.  We do this in Jesus name. AMEN!

LET US PRAY:

Most Holy and all wise God, our Heavenly Father, it is in the Name of your son Jesus that we enter into your present this day and seek your blessings over all the Mothers of the world and their families.  For you have created them as unique individuals to serve you and all mankind, Grant them their portion of favors that they may extend them over ALL the earth and bring about A DIVINE INTERVENTION in how we as humankind live and serve you NOW and in future generations.  Let the Holy Spirit rain in them showing your favor for the world to see and experience in a unique way and all will bow before you giving you praise and glory for what you have done and will do in a much greater way through the Mothers of this world. It is in the name of Jesus we pray, AMEN!

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE AND BIBLE STUDY SESSION: 

THE POWER OF PRAYING MOTHER (2 TIMOTHY 1:5 amp)

I am calling up memories of your sincere and unqualified faith (theleaning of your entire   personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness), [a faith] that first lived permanently in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am [fully] persuaded, [dwells] in you also.

TODAY’S ALTER CALL: 

If you are a person studying this lesson with us today and have not received the saving grace of the Lord and would like to join the Lord’s family of BELIEVERS and receive ETERNAL LIFE, we simply ask you to, “BELIEVE!”

Now repeat this short prayer with me:  “Lord I am a sinner, I have sinned against you, I BELIEVE that Jesus died for my sins, and on the third day you raised him from the grave and today He lives.  I ask you to forgive me of my sins, and come into my heart and cleanse me of my sins.  If you have prayed this prayer with me, you now are saved and have ETERNAL LIFE  in glory.”

We encourage you to find a local Bible Teaching Church and begin to study and fellowship with other believers.  You can also return back here daily and study God’s word with us.  We share the truth of the scriptures daily, and you will find over 1000 topics for study and discussions.  May the saving grace of our Lord and Savior be with you now and forever, in Jesus name, AMEN!

Saturday Morning Devotional Prayer and Praise Service (Happy Mother’s Day)

MOTHER’S YOU ARE TRULY GOD’S GIFT BY DESIGN

Good Morning to all God’s Children and especially to all the Beautiful Mothers of the World, today is your day to be honored and praised for God has designed it that way.  So as we enter into our VIRTUAL CHURCH Service this morning, we do so with the unique blessings of our Lord and Savior.  We give Him the glory for He has provided us the opportunity this day to bring honor to our Mothers who He has

given to us as a Special Gift by Design.

LET US PRAY:

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Prayer and Obedience

Heavenly Father, we thank you for this very special day, and we honor you this morning for our unique gift of life and the opportunity to lift up all our Mothers and honor them with our blessings of praise, thanking them for all they have done and the many sacrifices and hardships they have had to endure for being a Mother.  But through it all, you provided them with a unique way of experiencing pure love, joy and happiness for being a Mother.  Today, we lift you up Heavenly Father, in our Prayers, Praises and Thanksgiving for this honor that you have bestowed upon our Mothers and all that you do day in and day out to make our lives richer, more loving, joyful and prospers while we live on this earth.  In Jesus name we pray, Amen!

Now let us honor all Mothers’ everywhere by giving her flowers that expresses her true beauty while we have the opportunity to do so.  Click on this short video clip, it is for you and all Mothers’

HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY TO ALL YOU BEAUTIFUL MOTHERS,  

YOU ARE TRULY GOD’S GIFT BY DESIGN!

SISTER SHIRLEY RHODES GOD'S SERVANT AND MESSENGER

SISTER SHIRLEY RHODES GOD’S SERVANT AND MESSENGER

I AM SISTER SHIRLEY RHODES GOD’S MESSENGER FOR THE DAY 

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE OF PRAISE GENESIS 17:15-17

And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.  I will bless her, and moreover, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”  Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said to himself, “Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?”

LET US PRAY:  Heavenly Father, thank you for the blessings of Abraham, thank you for my blessing as your Servant and Messenger for this day. Use me to bless the lives of all the people that take the time to partake of this message, in Jesus name, Amen!

Today I just want to take a few minutes of your valuable time as a Mother that understands what it is like to be a Mother and raise her Children in these very difficult times that we live in.  I speak to you on the subject, “Mother is God’s Gift by Design!”  When we study the scriptures, starting with Eve the Mother of all living, we quickly discover that a Mother is a gift that often goes unseen, a chosen vessel of service, created  with tenderness of heart, a loving spirit, filled with dignity, instilled with wisdom, firmly rooted in faith and love, and is known by her attributes  of strength, patience and endurance that enables her to carry out her assigned mission. Many words can be used to describe Mother, because she is a gift from God. A gift: to be honored, respected, loved and cherished, through admiration of character.

When a baby is born the first instinct of a Mother is to inspect, touch and hold the baby close, she often will shed tears of joy. Throughout biblical history there are stories of Mothers and their sacrifice; Mothers who gave birth to kings and queens, royal linage passed down through-out generations.

THE LOVE OF A MOTHER (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THE LOVE OF A MOTHER (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS) MY GRAND DAUGHTER MAXINE ALEXANDER BYARS

Consider Moses’ Mother Jochebed, who, when the order came from Pharaoh to kill all male infants, hid him for three months, but, was then forced to abandon him in a basket of bulrushes among the reeds beside the banks of the Nile, only to be the one to nurse him as belonging to someone else.  Elizabeth,  Mother of John, known as the precursor of Jesus who was later beheaded  and Mary the Mother of Jesus, who was hung on a cross, were all women of distinction, a Mother, God’s Gift by Design.

A mother is chosen to carry the baby in her womb and through that process a bond occurs that nothing or no one can take away. Mothers may give their child up for adoption or may choose to not be an active participant in their lives through circumstance or choice, but that does not remove their status as Mother.

Gods’ design for Mothers is to be models of goodness by setting examples as the keeper of home, to be virtuous and pure, loving and kind always encouraging others.

A Mother is a model of discipline and strong character and she reverence God in her teachings. A Mother avoids idleness, gossip, always setting an example and helping to guide others she may encounter.

A Mother is many women; teachers, doctors, lawyers, business executives, stay-at-home moms; the list is endless as to her capabilities. The role of Mother follows many paths and is done so in such a way that she is able to understand the needs of others. Strength, dignity, and grace are her badge of honor; she is adored by her family. Gods’ design for Mother is not determined by labels of who she is because he has created her for his purpose.  As she grow in wisdom and grace her beauty shines through as a tower of hope and strength for those who may not have as of yet mastered the skill.

Remember it’s Mothers’ Day, take a moment to pick up the telephone and call, stop by for a visit and take her something special, sit and talk for “a spell, ”you never know where you will be next Mothers’ Day. Make the moment magical and watch her smile, you’ll be glad you did, because she is your Mother, Gods’ Gift by Design.

Thank you for your attention and comprehension of this message, may God bless you throughout this Mother’s Day. As you attend your local church this day, take the time to hug a Mother and tell them that they are special and that you love them.  May the grace of God watch over you and keep you ever so strong, in Jesus name, Amen!

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