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June Themes
by Christina Farris 06/01/2015

The month of June is a time of growth and watering for the beginning of summer harvest.Father's day is this month a time not to just honor our earthly Father's but our Heavenly Father too. This month we are going to look at earthly Father's in scripture and compare their attributes to God's attributes. We will also be exploring what makes a man a good father verses and evil one. While exploring we need to examine ourselves to see how we should possess these characteristics too of a good Father.

Dad's Are Special
by Christina Farris 06/17/2015

This months theme is center around dad's and our Heavenly Father, and as Father's Day approaches, I can not think of a summer as a child I did not go fishing with my dad. One particular year an old broken dent busted boat was given to my dad. It needed to be hauled off to the dump. It had no leg left to float down a river on without sinking. My dad took that bust boat that had been crushed by a tree limb in a summer storm and began to work out the dents in the old boat. Then he found a piece of metal to weld on the boat, but could not find a person that was willing to weld it. In fact the operation of fixing this boat was a dangerous one. The dent that the tree limb made was so huge that it took more then a few hammer beats to get it back to normal. Yet my dad continued to work on the busted boat. He took a sautering gun to adhere the metal to the boat. Then he began to use bondo to fix any hole left in the boat and also to seal around the metal plate. When it was all fixed, the real test came when we put the boat in the water. The odds of it floating was only as good has the craft man that repair it. Yet even though not one welder would attempt the job, that boat float without filling up with water.

How much like the crafter that took time to repair the boat is our Heavenly Father who repairs the lives of people that so despairly need fixing. Some people not even worth the effort yet our Heavenly Father still goes to work first on the persons soul. As God begins to mend the soul, he begins to fix all the dings in a person life, including the big holes that seem impossible to repair that even a psychologist or doctor refuses the task.

God our Heavenly Father sent his Son to make the repairs first through the cross of Calvary, paying a price for sin, then sent the Holy Spirit not only to seal us but to help fix those areas of our life that needs repair work. With our vessel fixed we are able to be a vessel fit for the work of God, sharing how His Spirit healed us and made us whole through Christ Jesus.

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How To Pray To God Our Heavenly Father
by Christina Farris 06/08/2015

How should I pray, the disciples wanted to know in Matthew. It not an uncommon question today. Many respond including myself to just talk to God like you would a friend. David certainly talk to God just like a friend, through out the Psalms. Yet Jesus gave his disciples specifics on how to pray.Yet this guideline was only the beginning for Jesus also talked to God His Father in the garden as if talking to a friend. Teaching not only to pray for oneself but to pray for others to have unity with each other. Examining each of these prayers will help you understand more about prayer to God. How God desired us to forgive our enemy, as well as show respect to Him. How asking for His will be done was important part of prayer, despite our wants and our will. Let us look at these two prayers. Meditate on them an ask God to teach you how to pray and talk to Him on a regular bases. No one perfect at this. And forgiveness is sometimes even harder. Yet God is able to teach you to forgive, for Jesus second prayer is before the cross. The prayer in the theme picture is on the cross. If Jesus can forgive those that nailed Him to the cross, then we should to be able to forgive with His help.

Matthew 6:5-13 KJV
(5) And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
(6) But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
(7) But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
(8) Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
(9) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
(10) Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
(11) Give us this day our daily bread.
(12) And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
(13) And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

John 17:1-26 KJV
(1) These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
(2) As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
(3) And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
(4) I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
(5) And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
(6) I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
(7) Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
(8) For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
(9) I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
(10) And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
(11) And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
(12) While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
(13) And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
(14) I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
(15) I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
(16) They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
(17) Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
(18) As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
(19) And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
(20) Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
(21) That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
(22) And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
(23) I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
(24) Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
(25) O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
(26) And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.