A daily Christian thought from:
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
About a month ago one of my nephew's daughters asked me if I would come to her school for lunch on Veteran's day, she is a second grader in a public school, and bring her great grandfather, my 91 year old father-in-law along. We had a great time. The lunch was nothing to write home about, but the kids were enthralled with him. To a seven year old in second grade a person who is 91 is hard to comprehend. After lunch we went to her classroom and had a short question and answer time. Of course the boys were interested in the Army, he retired in 1961 with 28 years of service, and asked about tanks and what it was like in World War 2. He loved the attention.
The next day, Saturday November 12th, one of the local churches sponsored a Veteran's Appreciation Dinner. Janice and I took him and again had a great time. We sat at the same table as one of his friends, an 82 year old retired Navy Captain, Dick Harlan, and his daughter. They had a wonderful time talking and reliving the war stories. Dick was a pilot and flew combat in WW2 and Korea. The speaker that night was LTG Steven Whitcomb, Commanding General of the Third Army in Atlanta. He spoke on the Army and the mission in Iraq and Afghanistan. What a warm and heartening speech to hear him tell of the young soldiers and their dedication to each other, their units, the Army and this great nation. There were more than a few sniffles and wet eyes during his speech.
I know this is not Veteran's Day, and the ceremonies have all ended for another year, but let us not forget these heroes. There are less than 50 veterans of the "War to End All Wars" still living and the "Greatest Generation" veterans are dying at the rate of 1,000 per day. Think about it for a few minutes and let those numbers sink in. When I was born there were Civil War veterans still living and now we are almost to the point of being able to count WW1 veterans still living on both hands.
Let me leave you with this web page that I found a few weeks ago. There are lots of them out there and it was hard to pick and choose my way through them, but I finally settled on this one: http://www.homestead.com/americanveterans/ as being one of the best in portraying honor to all veterans, old and young.
So, as you give Thanks this ThanksGiving weekend, take a moment to give Thanks for those who are Giving. Those Giving to those in need of Christ and those Giving in order that men and women in the USA can continue to freely give Christ.
And the soldiers likewise demanded of him(John the Baptist), saying, "And what shall we do?" And he said unto them, "Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages." (Luke 13:14 ACP/KJV)
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The Lord be with and bless you all and please keep me, Jim, Steve, Channing and Cecily in your prayers. They are the working backbone of Christianpatriot.com. Amen.
If you live in the Naples, Maine area, keep in mind that starting Friday October 6th and for the next five Friday nights after tha,t at 6:30 PM we will be doing a Genesis 1-11 series and seminar at the Cornerstone Gospel Church in Naples. You can call me or use the form to e-mail me for further information. There will be child care and there will be snacks. I am not going to try to convince you to leave your church and attend ours, and there will be no request for money. Nor will I tolerate any disruption. Discussion yes. Disruption, NO!
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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