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ACP, The Church for the American Christian who is a Patriot
Pro-Christ, Pro-Life, Pro-Constitution.
34 Duck Pond Road
Harrison, Maine, USA
Pastor Rev. Robert Celeste ACP/MCAC
Mr. Steve Burzlaff, Elizebeth, Kentucky
Special Guest Pastor Rev. Jim Marstaller, Pastor of The CornerStone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine
I have had that opportunity on several occasions. These occasions have usually been at the end of a crisis. These have ranged from spiritual to financial to health. Scripture is filled with references to being thankful. Let's take a few minutes to see how thankfulness is expressed in scripture and how it relates to our various circumstances.
Thank God for his righteousness and everlasting presence.
Psalm 7:17 (KJV) I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.
Are you thankful for being able to praise God in His presence or do you just sort of go through the motions of worship?
Psalm 100 1-5 (KJV)
1: Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
2: Serve the LORD with gladness: come before His presence with singing.
3: Know ye that the LORD He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
4: Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.
5: For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.
Is your mood down? Are you filled with sorrow or sadness? Are you on a never ending guilt trip?
Psalm 118:29 (KJV) O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever.
Do you have a hardened heart towards someone?
Psalm 95:1-7 (KJV)
1: O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of
2: Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms.
3: For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
4: In His hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is His also.
5: The sea is His, and He made it: and His hands formed the dry land.
6: O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
7: For He is our God; and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. To day if ye will hear His voice,
Do you have a heart filled with pride? Do you think the stumbling blocks that cause others to fall will never get you? Are you fair in every transaction you enter into?
1 Chronicles 16:8-12 (KJV)
8: Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon His name, make known His deeds
among the people.
9: Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him, talk ye of all His wondrous works.
10: Glory ye in His holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
11: Seek the LORD and His strength, seek His face continually.
12: Remember His marvellous works that He hath done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth;
Do you give thanks to God daily?
Psalm 92:1 (KJV) It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto Thy name, O most High:
Are you thankful for God''s creativity in all of life, thanking Him for giving us our talents and gifts and various abilities?
Psalm 104:24 (KJV) O LORD, how manifold are Thy works! in wisdom hast Thou made them all: the earth is full of Thy riches.
Are you aware that no matter what the calamity is that strikes the Lord is always there for us?
PSALM 107:1 (KJV) O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever.
Satan often seems to be victorious, but Christ died on the cross and then rose from the dead and went to be with the Father to defeat him and give to us His salvation.
1 CORINTHIANS 15:57 (KJV) But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Have you ever stopped for a minute to think why God has placed you in a particular situation.
2 CORINTHIANS 2:14 (KJV) Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the Savour of His knowledge by us in every place.
Remember, as you bless others, God will in turn bless you.
2 CORINTHIANS 9:15 (KJV) Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.
Have you opened your heart and soul and received the Holy Spirit?
Col 3:15 (KJV) And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
My thankfulness today is for so much. I started this thought several days ago and have slowly worked through it. At 6:00 AM today I took Janice to the hospital for same day surgery to repair an incarcerated hernia. The surgery was urgent, but not emergency. As I sat in the waiting room waiting for the surgeon to come out and tell us the outcome, I thought of everything I have to be thankful for. I waited for over two hours and at no time was I at a loss for remembering some thing, some one or some situation.
The final outcome of the surgery was one that I am so thankful for. The infection was caught in time and by the middle of the afternoon Janice was home and resting peacefully in our bed. Praise be to God for He is so good.
PLease pray for Danny Calhoun, Danny and Theresa Gilpatrick, Seth Winslow, George Robert and this ministry and all involved with it.
Never ever forget this: There aint no purgatory!
Lord Jesus, please give women a love for their babies, from the moment of conception on, let them love them I pray Thee. Amen.
The Lord bless you all and may He heal Mel's eyes and Myra's ears. May You be with Colby as he is now out of boot camp and into Fleet Marine Corps, A Christian babe amongst many a wolf.
And Lord I ask You to bless those who bless me and mine tenfold for the blessing they are to me.
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May the Lord understand the importance of Mac, Cecily, Steve, and Rev. Jim Marstaller to this ministry. Lord I need them both healthy and able to continue to hold up their ends. Lord this cancer of Mac's is starting to get in the way, this ministry needs him whole, just a thought Lord, is all it will take, just a thought on Your part.
There is a young man, a veteran who suffers from some kind of chemical weapon exposure, in a Veterans hospital in Colorado, he is young, and he is Saved, yet his wife just abandoned him. Please pray for him, Lord, help him and deal with her and those who hurt him, we ask this of the Father in Your name Lord Jesus, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with and bless you all, amen.
The difference between a true preacher and a false preacher comes down to this. The true preacher uses God's word to convict of sin, the false preacher twist God's word to justify sin. The Lord our God, Christ Jesus be with you always, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with you all and please keep your pastor and me in your prayers. Amen. My prayer daily is "Lord please bless those tenfold who bless me."
Pray for the President, pray for Attorney General John Ashcroft, pray for me, pray for all those who open their mouths or take pen in hand in an effort to sway public opinion.
The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, amen.
It is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell.
All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.
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