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
Associate Pastor Mr. Steve Burzlaff, Elizebeth, Kentucky
Special Guest Pastor Rev. Jim Marstaller, Pastor of The CornerStone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine
Important Note: Starting Wednesday March 29th, 2006, the thoughts will be posted at 7PM.. This is to assure that all thoughts are proof read before posting.
Rev. Bob Celeste
Thanks to ACP's Steve Burzlaff, we now have the Evanglical handout, "What If" in PDF format.
For the "What If" evangelical handout in PDF format, click here.
Thank God for Steve,
I feel almost like a stranger here. I haven't produced a thought for Pastor Bob in more days than I like to count. He called me the other night after our e-mails kept missing each other and he traveled to within 50 miles of me, but thought we were out of town. We thought he was in one campground, but he was in another, so through a series of errors we missed each other completely.
As he said in his last thought he called the other night and let me say hi. Pastor Bob's ability to talk is surpassed only by mine. His friend Mac told me many times that he thought Bob would explode if he could not talk, something that almost happened many years ago, but that is another story.
What do I say for this thought? Many ideas have been running through my head the past day or two. As Bob said, we have taken on a remodeling job here. Over the past 6+ years Janice had responsibility for caring for her parents in their home. Her dad went home to the Lord on December 7, 2005 and her mom on September 29, 2005. Since then we have been busy settling the matters from their estate. Now that is about done, we have some time to devote to matters that had been set aside for more important tasks in caring for them.
For the past two or so years Janice and I have felt a calling on our hearts to step out in some manner and adoption has seemed to always pop up. We have prayed and talked and talked and prayed and until recently I was afraid of placing the burden where it needed to be, on God and not on me. I would use the normal reasoning of; cost, my age, the house was in disrepair, Janice's age, cost, my age, and any other excuse I could find.
Finally my eyes are open to the realization that if God wants us to do something for his kingdom He will provide a way. Overseas adoption, US adoption, sibling adoption, they are all options that we have read about, discussed on many a late night and then prayed about. We are still not sure where God is taking us on this journey.
Deuteronomy 10-17 (KJV). For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:
Psalm 10: 16 (KJV). The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of His land.
Notice what is said in verse 18 from these two passages regarding the fatherless (orphans) as far as taking them in and providing for them and keeping them from oppression? God uses His word in more ways than we know to reach the hearts of man in various ways. I am still not certain where this is leading us, but have been busy preparing myself for the road ahead. With our Heavenly Father leading where can we go but forward?
Prayer requests: We have had several different people whose lives have crossed our paths who need to be remembered in prayer: Brenda, who stayed with Janice's parents and then was placed in prison for a year and came back to us. Her friend Marilyn was diagnosed with lung cancer last week and had surgery this past Tuesday. Brenda has smoked for at least 35 years and is now quitting. Marilyn needs prayers for her recovery and Brenda for help in quitting smoking.
Robin who was the primary caregiver for Janice's parents for the last months of their lives has had surgery some problems with her "female parts" in the past two weeks. Her husband has been incarcerated for the past 25 years and is to be released in three months. They need prayer for her healing and Matt's adjustment on release from prison.
Also, there is a young mother at our local church Tanya, who has cancer that was in remission and has now returned with a vengeance. Pray for her, her husband and children in this time of need.
Finally, we would like to ask for prayers of salvation for our friend Candace. We have known her for the past 19 years. She is not saved and has been living on the edge of new age religions for many years.
Sha'al shalowm Yruwshalaim.
Never ever forget this: There aint no purgatory!
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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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