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Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 22, 2018

Mountain Manna Minutes 6/22/2018

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Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 22, 2018

LGBT LUNACY

There was an ad on television this week. Titled “Now and Then,” it depicts a lesbian couple visiting Las Vegas. One says to the other, “Let’s get married.” The other says, “My parents would never forgive me.”

They walk into a room where friends are waiting for them, along with parents who smile and nod their approval. The tagline then appears: “Destiny Happens Here.”

In other news, two new animated television shows about drag queens are set to debut in America. One is called “Drag Tots!”, a show about toddler drag queens featuring transgender model RuPaul. It begins airing next week.

The other is a Netflix show called “Super Drags.” The preview says, “By night, they tighten up their corsets and transform into the baddest SUPER DRAGS in town, ready to combat shade and rescue the world’s glitter from the evil villains.”

I saw a woman at a LGBT rally holding a sign that said, “I am going to hell and I don’t care.”

She will.

Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 22, 2018

Today’s Verse for 06/22/2018

The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. — Psalm 121:7-8 (KJV)

Thought

Our lives are not lived out on our own, alone. The Lord is with us personally. He holds our future and our safety in his hands. Our deliverance is assured, either deliverance from death which means service to him, or deliverance to him through death which means freedom from the constraints of mortality and the battle with sin. The Lord will keep us from all harm!

Prayer

Mighty Protector, Rock of my salvation, thank you that I cannot go where you are not. Thank you that my future is secure with you. Make this assurance the convicting power in my life to turn over my future and my life to you. By the power of Jesus I believe this, and in his name I ask it. Amen.

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The Thoughts and Prayers for Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@heartlight.org.

Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 21, 2018

THE INVISIBLE CHOIR

A lady walked into a church and said that she wanted to sing in the choir.

Pastor said that you have to be a member of the church to sing in the choir.

She said indignantly that she was a member of the invisible church!

Pastor suggested to her that she should go join the invisible choir.

Terry Kent Hagedorn, “The fact that the church has a membership list is proven by three verses: Acts 2, “3000 were added” enrolled or placed on a list–a membership list. I Timothy 5 teaches that the church has responsibility to the widows: 1) If they are widows INDEED (she might have been widowed but is remarried now). 2) If they are on “the list.” What list? The church membership! 3) Matthew 18 teaches that if a sinning member will not repent, then “put them out.” How can you put someone out, if they were not in. To put them out is to withdraw fellowship. What if they came back to the next service? God! They come back as a nonmember. A Church is a hospital not a museum. If they comeback perhaps they will get their heart right and then maybe rejoin the church.

Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 21, 2018

Today’s Verse for 06/21/2018

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. — Psalm 91:1 (KJV)

Thought

How good it is to be as close to God as his shadow and to share in the comfort of his sheltering presence. He is not far if our hearts choose to draw near him. Let’s choose to draw near!

Prayer

O great Almighty God, tender Shepherd and Abba Father, make known to me your nearness. I long to live in your presence as I try to reflect your holiness and grace. By Jesus’ blood I draw near to you in full assurance of your love and grace. In the name of Jesus, the name above all names, I pray. Amen.

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The Thoughts and Prayers for Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@heartlight.org.

Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 20, 2018

Today’s Verse for 06/20/2018

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? — Mark 8:36 (KJV)

Thought

We chase after so many different things. Only one thing is needful. Having a fist full of dollars, a great estate, and lots of prestige doesn’t mean a whole lot if you’ve gone to your ultimate address without the Lord. Even worse is to find that in the middle of your busy-ness, you awake to find yourself in the barren land where Christ does not dwell and life is not found. Let’s not lose our life, our soul, our meaning, chasing after what is not lasting.

Prayer

Father, help me to keep my priorities right, my life holy, and my heart open to your will rather than being blinded with my own self-seeking. In Jesus’ precious name I pray. Amen.

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The Thoughts and Prayers for Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@heartlight.org.

Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 19, 2018

Wisdom

Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 19, 2018

Today’s Verse for 06/19/2018

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Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, — Ephesians 5:25-26 (KJV)

Thought
For husbands, there is sacrificial love in our purpose and purpose in our sacrifice. We give up ourselves to love our wives. Jesus is our example here, and he gave up everything. His purpose? To make us holy and beautiful to God. Our motives are to be equally as sacrificial and pure in surrendering our rights to bless and love our wives. As Paul reminds us in Ephesians 5:21, we too are to submit, but this does not mean spinelessness, it means service and sacrifice to bless and bring glory to Christ.

Prayer
Holy God, help our families to be full of love and may this begin with me, today, in my family. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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The Thoughts and Prayers for Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@heartlight.org.

Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 18, 2018

Today’s Verse for 06/18/2018

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (KJV)

Thought
Mothers have such an inside road with children that it is interesting that God commands fathers to be about the work of spiritual nurture. I don’t believe he means to exclude mothers. No, I think he assumes they’ll do their part. But the father’s influence and intentional training is so essential.

Prayer
Abba Father, may my children come to find you in me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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The Thoughts and Prayers for Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@heartlight.org.

Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 17, 2018

Today’s Verse for 06/17/2018

Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds — his name is the Lord — and rejoice before him. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. — Psalm 68:4-5

Thought

I can’t help but think of what James, Jesus’ brother said: “Pure religion, undefiled before God the Father is this: keep oneself undefiled and care for orphans and widows in their distress.” Jesus showed clearly this was the Father’s heart in his ministry. Now it is up to us to continue it!

Prayer

Father, may my life, my compassion and my ministry reflect your heart for those who need care and protection and love. Give me eyes to see this need more clearly and a heart to responded more certainly so that your love may be demonstrated through me. In the precious name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

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The Thoughts and Prayers for Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@heartlight.org.

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