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Find The Book

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September 1, 2011 — by Marvin Williams
Our Daily Bread Radio is hosted by Les Lamborn
I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the Lord. —2 Kings 22:8

One Sunday at the church where I pastor, I invited three children to find several scrolls with Bible verses written on them that I had hidden in our worship center. I told them that once they found them and read the words aloud, I would give them a prize. You should have seen those kids! They ran, moved chairs, and looked under plants and in purses (with permission). Their search for the scrolls was intense, but exciting. Their diligent search and subsequent discovery of the scrolls led to joy in the children, affirmation from our congregation, and a renewed sense of the importance of God’s Word.

In 2 Kings 22–23, we read how King Josiah and the people of Judah rediscovered the joy and importance of God’s Word. During the repairing of the temple, Hilkiah the high priest found the Book of the Law. It must have been lost or hidden during the reign of Manasseh. Then when the scroll was read to King Josiah, he listened and responded to it (vv.10-11). He sought further understanding of it (vv.12-20), and he led the people to renew their commitment to its importance in their lives (23:1-4).

Many today have unprecedented access to God’s Word. Let’s renew our commitment to “find” it every day and by our lives show its prominence.


O Book divine, supreme, sublime

Entire, eternal, holy, true;

Sufficient for all men and time—

We pledge our faith to thee anew. —Anon.



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FaithWriters.com-Christian Christian Living - Thank God for The Joy of Jesus

FaithWriters.com-Christian Christian Living - Thank God for The Joy of Jesus: Have you ever wondered about the soul of the Godless? How can they thank God for all that He has done? For instance, creation, the gift of life, and the rising of the Sun each day. We also have have all that Jesus has done through grace.

There were 10 men with an incurable decease. They saw Jesus and asked if He would have mercy on him. At once they were all healed. What was so amazing is that only one of the ten returned to say thank you.

The Joy of The Lord is our salvation. We thank God and praise God for spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus. The Goodness of God is beyond human comprehension. The Joy of Jesus is praying for those to foolish to understand all that Jesus did on the cross. We thank God for The Joy of Jesus.

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Daily Word The Joy of Jesus Today

Home | Daily Word: "PROSPERITY
I am prospered as I circulate God's good.
Water in a pool or pond becomes stagnant when there is lack of fresh water circulating through it. Similarly, when I fail to circulate the good in my life, good can appear to be in short supply. The more I give, the more I receive. The greater my appreciation of life's abundance, the more I am stimulated to share.

As I give love to others, love returns to me. It may return from different people, yet without fail, it will return to bless me. When I spend money, I am doing more than just making a purchase or paying a bill, I am circulating God's good. Prosperity flows to me continuously as I actively and consciously participate in the infinite cycle of blessing and benefit.

Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.--Luke 12:32"

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John 8:48-59 "Then answered the Jews, and said..." KJV - Online Bible Study

John 8:48-59 "Then answered the Jews, and said..." KJV - Online Bible Study: Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? 49 Jesus answered , I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. 50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth . 51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. 52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead , and the prophets; and thou sayest , If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. 53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead ? and the prophets are dead : whom makest thou thyself? 54 Jesus answered , If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say , that he is your God: 55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say , I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad . 57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was , I am . 59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself , and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by .

A Teachable Spirit | Our Daily Bread

A Teachable Spirit | Our Daily Bread

A Teachable Spirit

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August 31, 2011 — by Anne Cetas
Our Daily Bread Radio is hosted by Les Lamborn
Do not be wise in your own eyes. —Proverbs 3:7

Just before our church service began, I overheard a young man behind me talking with his mother. They were reading an announcement in the bulletin about a challenge to read one chapter of Proverbs each day for the months of July and August. He asked his mom, “What will we do with chapter 31 in August since there are only 30 days?” She said she thought there were 31 days in August. He responded, “No, there are only 30.”

When it was time in the service to greet each other, I turned back toward him and said hello. Then I added, “August does have 31 days.” He insisted, “No, it doesn’t. There can’t be 2 months in a row with 31 days.” The singing started, so I just smiled.

This brief encounter made me think about our need to develop a teachable spirit, seeking wisdom beyond our own. In Proverbs 3, the attitude the father recommends to the son is one of humility: “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord” (v.7). In chapter 2, he says, “Incline your ear to wisdom . . . ; search for her as for hidden treasures” (vv.2,4).

Knowing whether August has 30 or 31 days doesn’t matter much, but having a teachable spirit does. It will help us gain wisdom from God and others. Reading a chapter from Proverbs each day next month may give us a start.


Lord, teach us from Your holy Word
The truth that we must know,
And help us share the joyous news
Of blessings You bestow. —D. De Haan

True wisdom begins and ends with God.


FaithWriters.com-Christian Faith - The Power of God in The Joy of Jesus

FaithWriters.com-Christian Faith - The Power of God in The Joy of Jesus:Have you ever felt so weak that it is difficult to move on with simple tasks that require strength? This is true for many of our seniors today as well as the disable. Jesus was well aware that people needed such healing.

There are many stories of how Jesus healed a man who could not walk; another person who could not see, and a person who could not hear. Do we need such powers today?

Faith is the key to all the healing that Jesus performed. The joy of the lord is our salvation. We need to place all of our confidence in the power of God in Christ Jesus. God gave us Jesus so that we too may be healed, and share this power with the son as brothers and sisters in Christ.

The times in which we live are closer to the end as the day before, we must increase our faith in The Joy of Jesus. The meek shall inherit the earth. Jesus loves us so much that He gave His life in the cross. The real joy and power of God is when Jesus returns. Will you share in His, Power and Joy?

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Daily Word

Home | Daily Word: "HARMONY
Love binds us together, creating perfect harmony.
I may feel very different from others at times, even different from members of my own family. Rather than see that as a problem, I celebrate our differences.

Paintings are more interesting with complementary colors. Harmony in music comes from creating agreement between divergent notes. Couples could not dance without taking opposing steps.

I celebrate and love myself for the unique expression of God that I am. I celebrate and love others for the unique expressions of God that they are. We all are worthy; we all are sacred. Like the colors of the rainbow, we are each different, yet held together in harmony. Love is the great harmonizing power that binds us together. I'm happy to be me, sharing myself in harmony with all.

Live in harmony with one another.--Romans 12:16"

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John 8:21-59 "Then said Jesus again unto them,..." KJV - Online Bible Study

John 8:21-59 "Then said Jesus again unto them,..." KJV - Online Bible Study: Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way , and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go , ye cannot come . 22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith , Whither I go , ye cannot come . 23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. 25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning. 26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. 27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father. 28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. 29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. 30 As he spake these words, many believed on him. 31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free . 33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou , Ye shall be made free? 34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you , Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free , ye shall be free indeed. 37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. 38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. 41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do . He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. 48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? 49 Jesus answered , I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. 50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth . 51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. 52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead , and the prophets; and thou sayest , If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. 53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead ? and the prophets are dead : whom makest thou thyself? 54 Jesus answered , If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say , that he is your God: 55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say , I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad . 57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was , I am . 59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself , and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by . 17 And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered them; and they were found an hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred. 18 And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work .

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Christ Living In Us | Our Daily Bread

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Christ Living In Us

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August 30, 2011 — by Albert Lee
Our Daily Bread Radio is hosted by Les Lamborn
I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness. —2 Timothy 4:7-8

The Ironman Triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run. It is not an easy feat for anyone to accomplish. But Dick Hoyt participated in the race and completed it with his physically disabled son Rick. When Dick swam, he pulled Rick in a small boat. When Dick cycled, Rick was in a seat-pod on the bike. When Dick ran, he pushed Rick along in a wheelchair. Rick was dependent on his dad in order to finish the race. He couldn’t do it without him.

We see a parallel between their story and our own Christian life. Just as Rick was dependent on his dad, we are dependent on Christ to complete our Christian race.

As we strive to live a God-pleasing life, we realize that in spite of our best intentions and determination, we often stumble and fall short. By our strength alone, it is impossible. Oh, how we need the Lord’s help! And it has been provided. Paul declares it with these insightful words, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God” (Gal. 2:20).

We cannot finish the Christian race on our own. We have to do so by depending on Jesus living in us.


With longing all my heart is filled
That like Him I may be,
As on the wondrous thought I dwell,
That Christ liveth in me. —Whittle


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A Matter Of Perspective

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August 29, 2011 — by David C. McCasland
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I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, that the Egyptians may know that I am theLord. —Exodus 14:4

Are you part of the problem or part of the solution? Whether that question is posed during a business meeting, a church council, or a family discussion, it often springs from a sense of exasperation in trying to comprehend why someone has acted in a certain way. More often than not, the answer is a matter of perspective.

If we had been among the Israelites leaving Egypt after 400 years of slavery, we would likely have seen Pharaoh as part of the problem—and he was. Yet God saw something more.

Inexplicably, the Lord told Moses to take the people back toward Egypt and camp with their backs to the Red Sea so Pharaoh would attack them (Ex. 14:1-3). The Israelites thought they were going to die, but God said that He would gain glory and honor for Himself through Pharaoh and all his army, “and the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord” (vv.4,17-18).

When we simply cannot understand why God allows circumstances that threaten to overwhelm us, it’s good to remember that He has our good and His glory in mind. If we can say, “Father, please enable me to trust and honor You in this situation,” then we will be in concert with His perspective and plan.


Your words of pure, eternal truth
Shall yet unshaken stay,
When all that man has thought or planned,
Like chaff shall pass away. —Anon.


Daily Word

Home | Daily Word: "FORGIVE
I forgive and live in peace.
My words may not always be kind or compassionate, and at times, I may feel hurt by the words of others. In these instances, I take responsibility for my words and reactions. I participate in gentle conversations by explaining what I heard and sharing my feelings. I am a loving child of God, and through my willingness to hear others objectively, I open the door for clear, compassionate communication.

I rid my own heart of negativity by speaking my truth with love, and listening with love as well. When someone seeks pardon, I forgive and live in peace. Through this loving exchange, we connect heart to heart. Our communication is Spirit-led and any misconceptions are lifted to a higher level of spiritual understanding.

If there is repentance, you must forgive.--Luke 17:3"

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John 8:1-20 "Jesus went unto the mount of Olives...." KJV - Online Bible Study

John 8:1-20 "Jesus went unto the mount of Olives...." KJV - Online Bible StudyJesus went unto the mount of Olives. 2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down , and taught them. 3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery , in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned : but what sayest thou? 6 This they said , tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. 7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself , and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had lifted up himself , and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 11 She said , No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go , and sin no more. 12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying , I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. 13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true. 14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came , and whither I go ; but ye cannot tell whence I come , and whither I go . 15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man. 16 And yet if I judge , my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. 17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. 18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. 19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered , Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me , ye should have known my Father also. 20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come .

The Joy of Jesus Church Speaks out Against Violence | PRLog

The Joy of Jesus Church Speaks out Against Violence | PRLog
The recent reports of violence and threats of violence needs to be addressed publicly. The Joy of Jesus Church calls on all responsible pillars of society to speak out against violence. This does not resolve any problem we may face as a society. The Joy of Jesus Church is rooted on peace,hope and love for all peoplehttp://thejoyofjesuschurchonline.blogspot.com/

We are now on a peace and prosperity campaign to help people in need to become empowered to help others, and that violence is not the answer to problems. Children are the most adversely impacted by such hate and ignorance. Education and values which promote civility are in order.

The Rev. Dr. James A. Lee, Pastor of the Joy of Jesus Church http://thejoyofjesuschurchonline.blogspot.com/will develop a Center for Peace to help resolve some of the frustration people may experience with t5he political and economic issues that may result in violence. Please donate to The Joy of Jesus to Uplift Humanity http://thejoyofjesuschurchonline.blogspot.com/

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FaithWriters.com-Christian Faith - All My Heart to The Joy of Jesus

FaithWriters.com-Christian Faith - All My Heart to The Joy of Jesus: We find ourselves in troubled waters for numerous reasons. People are running out of real options. Jobs and money are both running on short supply. Time is moving faster. Information is now a science. But what about the condition of ones heart?

St. Paul found contentment in Christ Jesus, We too can find such joy. It is faith in Jesus that can help ones heart find contentment. The joy of The Lord is our salvation.

Jesus gave His life so that we may live in perfect peace in Him. He shed His blood on the cross for our sins. Greed and corruption has run so deep that the average person is now facing uncertain danger.

Jesus understood how the rulers of the world were only concerned with their earthly power. God gave us Jesus, His only begotten son, so that by faith in Him we shall not die, but have ever lasting life. My heart cries out for the joy of Jesus for everyone today.

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Audio Bible

Audio Bible

Book

Chapters

Size

MB

Length

mins

Book

Chapters

Size

MB

Length

mins

Genesis

50

141

154

Matthew

28

85

93

Exodus

40

113

125

Mark

16

55

60

Leviticus

27

86

94

Luke

24

88

96

Numbers

36

120

132

John

21

68

75

Deuteronomy

34

104

114

Acts

28

87

95

Joshua

24

72

78

Romans

16

39

43

Judges

21

71

78

I Corinthians

16

37

40

Ruth

4

10

11

II Corinthians

13

24

27

I Samuel

31

93

102

Galatians

6

13

14

II Samuel

24

74

81

Ephesians

6

13

15

I Kings

22

86

94

Philippians

4

9

10

II Kings

25

80

87

Colossians

4

8

9

I Chronicles

29

85

93

I Thessalonians

5

7

8

II Chronicles

36

99

108

II Thessalonians

3

4

5

Ezra

10

30

33

I Timothy

6

9

10

Nehemiah

13

42

45

II Timothy

4

7

8

Esther

10

22

24

Titus

3

4

5

Job

42

71

78

Philemon

1

2

2

Psalms

150

176

192

Hebrews

13

29

32

Proverbs

31

67

68

James

5

10

10

Ecclesiastes

12

22

24

I Peter

5

11

12

Song of Songs

8

11

12

II Peter

3

7

7

Isaiah

66

139

127

I John

5

10

11

Jeremiah

52

156

171

II John

1

1

2

Lamentations

5

14

15

III John

1

1

2

Ezekiel

48

142

156

Jude

1

3

3

Daniel

12

44

49

Revelation

22

45

50

Hosea

14

20

22

Total

744m

Joel

3

8

9

(12h 24m)

Amos

9

16

17

Obadiah

1

3

3

Jonah

4

5

5

Micah

7

12

13

Nahum

3

5

5

Habakkuk

3

6

5

Zephaniah

3

6

7

Haggai

2

4

4

Zechariah

14

22

25

Malachi

4

7

7

Total

2467m

(41h 7m)