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Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 17, 2019

Today’s Verse for 06/17/2019

Today’s Verse for 06/17/2019

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. — Proverbs 9:10 (KJV)

Thought

We look for wisdom in so many worthless and futile places. But ultimate wisdom is found only when we intentionally humble ourselves before our incredible God, giving him the reverence and worship he deserves.

Prayer

Magnificent and awesome God, the great expanse of space and the incredible intricacies of the things in your creation that are so small humble me to silence. Please forgive my lapses into ignorant arrogance and lead me in the way of your wisdom. In Jesus name. 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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Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 16, 2019

THINGS I’VE LEARNED

Written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words. He used to be on CBS is “60 minutes. “These are not Scripture but truth is truth. Each truth is backed up by Scripture.

I’ve learned….

That when you’re in love, it shows.

I’ve learned ….

That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my

day.

I’ve learned….

That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I’ve learned….

That being kind is more important than being right.

I’ve learned….

That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I’ve learned….

That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in any other way.

I’ve learned….

That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I’ve learned….

That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to

understand.

I’ve learned….

That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I’ve learned….

That money doesn’t buy class.

I’ve learned….

That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I’ve learned…

That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I’ve learned….

That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I’ve learned….

That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I’ve learned….

That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I’ve learned….

That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I’ve learned….

That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I’ve learned….

That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I’ve learned….

That life is tough, but I’m tougher.

I’ve learned…

That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you

miss.

I’ve learned….

That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I’ve learned….

That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.

I’ve learned….

That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I’ve learned….

That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I’ve learned….

That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist,

you’re hooked for life.

I’ve learned….

That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.

I’ve learned….

That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

(Thanks Dan Oliver for sharing this.)

Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 16, 2019

THE HARVEST

Luke 10:1-24

Therefore said He unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth laborers into His harvest (10:2).

Ready For Harvest

In the summer following my senior year in high school, I worked for J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company. In the panhandle around Amarillo, there are places where one can stand and see nothing but vast wheat fields from horizon to horizon. As I worked in the threshing machine company that summer, the men working in the wheat fields never stopped their combines. Day and night, twenty-four hours, they ran the machines, for the fields were white unto the harvest and the next day the grain could be lying lost on the ground. They were reaping, and they never stopped.

Our churches are like that. Jesus said, “The fields are white unto the harvest.” People who need to be won to the Lord are legion in number. The whole world is just waiting for someone to say, “We would love to have you; we are interested in you. This is God’s place, and we are God’s people. The Lord meets with us. Come and join us.” The fields are white, the opportunities are great, and God needs someone to extend a welcoming hand to the people around us.

Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 16, 2019

Today’s Verse for 06/16/2019

Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise; For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue. — Psalm 109:1-2 (KJV)

Thought

Satan has a way of discouraging us by using unscrupulous and evil people to spread lies and false rumors about us. This often occurs when we are most effective in our discipleship. We must not let the criticisms of wicked people derail our efforts to please the eternal and almighty God!

Prayer

Please, dear God, silence the gossips, slanderers, and liars empowered by Satan to wound and maim me. Not only defeat what is evil, but please empower all that is good in my life. 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 15, 2019

THINGS THE DIMBEST MAN IN THE WORLD TAUGHT ME

https://mountainmanna.com/2009/06/19/things-the-dumbest-man-in-the-world-taught-me-happy-fathers-day-dad/This was taken a few weeks before he went to heaven (3/17/2008). I love you dad. Happy Father’s Day to you in heaven.

Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 12, 2019

“Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:28‬ ‭KJV‬‬

I need to remind myself that I don’t have to have an opinion on everything.

Pastor Terry Hagedorn
Mountain Manna Ministry
490 Woodside Old Frame Road
Mountainmanna.com
“Pointing Mountaineers To Mount Calvary”

Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 12, 2019

PREACH

Luke 4:1-30

“To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” (4:19).

Someone Ought To Preach

My first pastorate out of seminary was First Baptist Church, Chickasha, Oklahoma. When they built a new church some years ago, they invited me to return and preach the dedicatory sermon. As I walked through the streets of Chickasha for the first time in thirty-nine years, many memories came to my heart.

For example, I remembered one time when the ministerial alliance set aside a Saturday on which the city fathers allowed them to rope off a whole street. They were going to have a tremendous religious service. People were there from all over. The president of the ministerial alliance opened the service. They sang a song and had a prayer. Then each pastor was called forward to invite the people to come to the services at his church.

After each pastor had done his part, the man who was presiding over the meeting said, “We will now have the benediction.” I stood up and walked to the pulpit and said, “Sir, are you dismissing these people now?” He said, “Yes.” I said, “Someone ought to preach to these people.” He turned around and said, “Anyone want to preach?” No one said he wanted to preach, so I, being the closest to him, said, “If no one will preach to them, I will.” He said, “Go ahead and preach.” That was second nature to me; I had been preaching on the curb of the courthouse every Saturday for three years. I stood up there with an open Bible, and I preached to those people on how to be saved.

One can read his Bible forever and not be saved. One can preach and not be saved. One can sing about the Lord and not be saved. One can say prayers and not be saved. One can do penance and not be saved. One can write books about the Christian faith and not be saved. We must call people to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 11, 2019

LGBTQ

Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 11, 2019

ANGELS AND MEN

Luke 3:1-18

And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins (3:3).

Our Fallen Nature

A man had a pet leopard. One day the leopard was licking the hand of the master, and as he licked, his razor-like teeth scratched the master’s hand. The leopard tasted blood for the first time, and immediately the ferocious nature of the animal went wild and he cut his master to pieces. Underneath is always that primeval and fallen nature.

Angels stood in the very presence of God, created just a little below the glory of the Lord Himself, and yet their high estate and their holy calling of praise and glory did not keep them from falling. Out of a seminary of the Greek Orthodox Church came Joseph Stalin; his mother had dedicated him to God as a priest. Out of the righteous home of Noah came the carnal son Ham. Out of the home of David, the man after God’s own heart, came the traitor Absalom. Manasseh was the only son of good King Hezekiah, yet God said that because of the sins of Manasseh He would destroy Judah from the face of the earth.

You may know homes today where the parents are godly and righteous but the children reject Jesus Christ. And O Lord, what of us? What of us? If an angel falls and is lost; Lord, what of us? But the Lord knows how to deliver those who place their trust in Him. God knows how to deliver those who believe in Him out of the ravages of trial and temptation. God knows how to deliver us, and He does [2 Peter 2:9].

W A CRISWELL

Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 10, 2019

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