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January 2020
Above all things put on L.O.V.E. which is the bond of Perfection.'' .Col. 3:14.....
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS ARE OUR OFFICIAL FASTING DAYSIs58:6
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We are a Church where L.O.V.E. Triumphs
Col 3:14


Up and Coming Events
Ottawa District
Prayer Conference
18th of January, 2020
Christ Chapel C.O.G.
2285 St Laurent BLVD, # 7
Ottawa Ontario
10:00am to 12:00pm




WE WELCOME YOU
Welcome to our service today. If its your first time attending our fellowship we thank you for coming. We hope and trust that you will find our services warm and inter active. Please take the time to be at home with us.

 


Believer's Commandment

also
WHEEL OF GOD


Please feel free to call or e-mail if you have any questions on any of the above
or in general.



Psalm 91:14-16
"If you"ll hold on to me for dear life, says God, " I"ll get you out of any trouble. I"ll give you the best of care if you"ll only get to know and trust me. " Love, God




For those who are having
a Birthday or Anniversary
this month of January

Birth Month Flowers:
January: Carnation
February: Violet
March: Daffodil
April: Daisy
May: Lily of the Valley
June: Rose
July: Larkspur
August: Gladiolus
September: Aster
October: Calendula
November: Chrysanthemum
December: Poinsettia & Narcissus
Happy Birthday!
Nikki
Jamieson
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The Healing Flower
Carnations
The Healing Flowers
Kenny
Down
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Happy Birthday!


For the length of days, and long life, and peace shall they add to thee Proverb 3:2

    We Welcome you
  Welcome to our service today. If it's your first time attending our fellowship, we thank you for coming. We hope and trust that you will find our services warm and interactive. Please take the time to be
at home with us.


Wedding Anniversary


Here's wisdom found in
Prov 3: v 1 & 2

Sons & Daughters do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.



Job's Sons Celebrated Birthdays
Job was a blameless and upright man ( see Job 1:1 ) and, therefore, raised his children properly. and the evidence indicates that his sons - and Job, celebrated birthdays.

'And his sons went and rested in their houses, everyone his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and drink with them.'
( Job 1:4, KJV )

Every year when each of Job's sons had a birthday, he invited his brothers and sisters to his house for a celebration.
On these occasions they would eat
and drink with great merriment.


                                           Don’t  forget

Scripture 2Cor 4:1 andsh1:1-9
V1, Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart.

V9, Haven't I commanded you? Be strong and of good courage. Don't be afraid, neither be dismayed: for Yahweh your God is with you wherever you go.                                                                                                       On the first day of a new year many of us wish each other a "Happy New Year!" But as we begin a new year, we need more than a hopeful greeting from the people around us.
What do the two Verses above  have in common  with each other they  both say in there on way; 
DON’T GIVE UP
We need to listen to what God told  Joshua about 3,400 years ago. And what Paul said to the Corinthian people the same thing don't give up"

A new year brings lots of questions: Will our health hold? Will our marriage last? Will I be able to hang on to what I have? Will I get the right job that I love doing? Will I live to see the end of this year? Will the economy improve? Will there be a terrorist attack or some natural disaster that takes me or my loved ones? Just thinking about all these things can get discouraging. The passages about 

The Creator of the universe comes to us and says, "Don't be afraid; don't be discouraged." don't lose heart. don't give up. What happens in this coming year is not left to chance. God is in charge, and he promises to stay close: Josh 1:9b"The LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Jesus made the same promise to us when he said, "I am with you always" Matt 28:20  

   That's the real reason we can wish each other a "Happy New Year!"                               


    The Power of  Prayer

TEXT: Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don't forget to thank him for his answers." Philippians 4:6

INTRO: There are three words on the front of a new toy box : "Some assembly required." What follows are several hours of squeezing "A" into "B," bolting "D" into "F," and hoping no one notices if steps 4, 5 and 6 are skipped altogether.

"Some assembly required." It's not the most welcome sentence, but it's an honest one. Marriage licenses should include those words, in large print. Job contracts should state them in bold letters. Babies should exit the womb with a toe tag: "Some assembly required."

Life is a gift, albeit disassembled. It comes in pieces and sometimes falls to pieces. Part A doesn't always fit Part B. The struggle seems large and inevitably, something is missing and sometimes it creates problems for us.

But how do we respond when the pieces don't fit? that’s  the Question:  In frustration? In anger? In prayer?

I'd like to say I always respond in prayer. The truth? I am a recovering prayer wimp. I doze off when I pray. My thoughts zig, then zag, then zig again. If attention deficit disorder applies to prayer, then I am afflicted. The word of God is great comfort at theses times Rom 8:26 always remember pray is not something we are doing alone. We have a helper
                        
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You may reach us at:
Prescott-Russell
Church of God
3839 County Road 16
Riceville On, K0B 1G0

Phone: 613-298-6400
Email:

revmaynardchant@hotmail.com

Website:
www.prescottrussellchurchofgod.org

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..........Church Services 10:00 a.m. on Sundays..........

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Riceville Food Bank: Every Saturday at 9:00am
Wait upon the Lord
Offer our hearts as a ........living sacrifice
Rest in his presence
Sing unto Him
Humble ourselves before Him
Intimacy with God
Pleasing Him
 

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THE BIBLE IS THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD!





Prayer Changes EveryThing


New Believers Class


A Discipleship Course for
new Christians learning the
basic Foundations of our
new found Faith in Christ
See Pastor Chant

F.amily T.raining H.our


Our Schedule starts on Wednesday 11th @7:30pm at different homes in our Church Families as well as a time of prayer   


Prayer Watch :

Every Wednesday at
different homes
in our Church Families see monthly Calendar
EPHESIANS
3:14-18
Praying for Personal
Renewal and to get Gods heart for the lost, for friends and families Personal Holiness and National Revival



Prayer Vigil continues
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We will meet bi-weekly in our families home for a time of worship and prayer. We ^ray for personal renewal to acquire God's heart for the lost and for National Rvivall

Holiness
and National Revival.
Mondays in the Church, Wednesdays in the homes

Prayer Walk :
Monday through Friday- Get active with your Faith and Family. Take a prayer walk in your neighborhood and pray for your neighbors and ask God to open the door into someone’s life. Under the guide- lines of  being a light to your Neighbor-Hood in Prayer, Care, and Share.


Men's and Ladies Meeting

To Be Announced


Please come and be apart of the mission of our  Church

Eph 6:18  praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints--



Prayer Visual @ 7:30 pm
We will meet bi-weekly for the Fall and Winter in our Church families homes for a time of worship and prayer
We pray for personal renewal, to acquire God's"heart for the Lost, and for National Revival
Please come out and support our Church in the Vital purpose called Prayer

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What is Christianity Without the Cross.......
TEXT: Matthew 16:21-28

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1 Timothy 6:7 For we brought nothing into this world,
and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

Friend, investments in eternity neither rust nor rot,
so let's become wise.investors -- investing in the Kingdom!

           
Question: "What does it mean that the Trinity is God in three Persons?"

Answer:
When we talk about the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as being “Persons,” we do not mean they are human beings or that they are like mankind in any way. In our everyday language, though, that is how the word person is often used, so it is understandable that some confusion surrounds references
to the three “Persons” of the Trinity. nity

When we talk about God, we are using the word Person to show that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit each have personhood or personality. That is, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit each have intellect, emotion, and volition. Any being with rationality, emotion, and a will can be considered a person; thus, human beings are persons, but so are angelic beings and the Divine Being. The definition of person cannot include physicality for the simple reason that human beings do not cease to be persons after death. A dead person’s body is left behind to decay,
but his true self—his personhood—lives on in either heaven or hell.

When we speak of God existing in three Persons, we mean that God’s existence is comprised of three distinct centers of intellect, emotion, and will. Each Person of the Trinity had a unique role in creation and in the salvation of mankind. The Holy Spirit is unique and is not the Father or the Son (He proceeds from the Father and the Son, (John 15:26). The Father and the Son are also unique (when Jesus prayed to the Father, He was not praying to Himself, (Luke 23:34). Each is God, but each is a separate “Person.” Using the word person is one of the only ways our language has to describe this concept.

All three Persons of the Trinity comprise the one, perfectly unified God. They share the same nature and essence, and they are all the same God, but each individual Person of the Trinity is distinct and unique. The fact that God exists in three Persons is important for several reasons. For instance, God is love (1 John 4:8). But, in eternity past, before God created any other being, could He have truly been love? That is, can love exist where there is no one to be loved? Because God exists in three co-equal, co-eternal Persons, love exists, too. Eternal love has been expressed eternally among the Persons of the Godhead. The Father, Son, and Spirit have always loved each other, and so love is eternal.

Once we lay aside the notion that a “person” can only be a “human person,” we can more readily understand how God can correctly be said to exist in three “Persons.”

Below is the best symbol for the Trinity we are aware of :


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Question: "What does the Bible say about abortion?"

Answer: There are numerous teachings in Scripture that make it abundantly clear what God’s view of abortion is.
Jeremiah 1:5 tells us that God knows us before He forms us in the womb.
Psalm 139:13-16 speaks of God’s active role in our creation and formation in the womb.
Exodus 21:22-25 prescribes the same penalty—death—for someone who causes the death of a baby in the womb as for someone who commits murder. This clearly indicates that God considers a baby in the womb to be just as much of a human being as a full-grown adult. For the Christian, abortion is not a matter of a woman’s right to choose. It is a matter of the life or death of a human being made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26-27; 9:6).

What does the Bible say about abortion? Simply put,. It is the killing of a human being who is created in the image of God.

The first argument that always arises against the Christian stance on abortion is “What about cases of rape and/or incest?” As horrible as it would be to become pregnant as a result of rape and/or incest, is the murder of a baby the answer? Two wrongs do not make a right. The child who is a result of rape/incest could be given in adoption to a loving family unable to have children on their own. Again, the baby is completely innocent and should not be punished for the evil acts of its father.

The second argument that usually arises against the Christian stance on abortion is “What about when the life of the mother is at risk?” Honestly, this is the most difficult question to answer on the issue of abortion. First, let’s remember that this situation is the reason behind less than one-tenth of one percent of the abortions done in the world today. Second, let’s remember that God is a God of miracles. He can preserve the life of a mother and her child despite all the medical odds being against it. Third, even in the one-tenth of one-percent of abortions that are done to save the life of the mother, in the vast majority of these cases, an early induced delivery of the baby or a C-section is what is necessary, not an abortion. This early inducement may result in the death of the baby, but it is extremely rare that a baby must be actively aborted in order to save the life of the mother. Some doctors say that abortion is never medically necessary to save the life of the mother. Ultimately, though, if the life of the mother is genuinely at risk, a decision like this can only be decided between a woman, her doctor, oftentimes the father of the child, and God. Any woman facing this extremely difficult situation should pray to the Lord for wisdom (James 1:5) as to what He would have her do.

Over 98 percent of the abortions performed today involve women who simply do not want to have the baby. Less than two percent of abortions are for the reasons of rape, incest, or the mother's life is at risk. Even in these more difficult two percent of instances, abortion should never be the first option. The life of a human being in the womb is worth every effort to allow the child to be born.

For those who have had an abortion, remember that the sin of abortion is no less forgivable than any other sin. Through faith in Christ, all sins can be forgiven (John 3:16; Romans 8:1; Colossians 1:14). A woman who has had an abortion, a man who has encouraged an abortion, or even a doctor who has performed one—can all be forgiven by faith in Jesus Christ.

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Six Golden Keys to Good Parenting

Helping Guys to become Men, Husbands, and Fathers and helping Girls to become Women, Wives and Mothers.

The following are six keys to raising kids.

It's not a formula, but rather elements I have seen work and we have personally used successfully.

1. Have an affectionate and affirming relationship.
2. Be open communicators
3. Communicate clearly and specifically about sex
4. Be a good role model.
5. Stay tuned in to their world.
6. Pray for your children, family and yourself.




 
Focus on the Family
What does the Bible (Word of God) say about Homosexuality

I’ve worked up a good lather in the so-called “culture war” around homosexuality and same-sex marriage for about two decades now. And I’m just as committed to the Christian view on sexuality as I am to engaging the issue in spirited and civil debate. However, to debate the issue seriously and truthfully, we must seek an honest picture of what our opponents actually believe — working from what we think they believe is neither helpful nor respectful.
While there are people of many diverse beliefs and convictions — including gay and lesbian people — and those who oppose same-sex marriage, here are 10 foundational truths that inform the traditional, orthodox Christian belief.

1- All humans are simultaneously sinful and loved.
All people, regardless of their story, are deeply and unconditionally loved by God, each created with profound dignity and worth, not one more than another. This is more than mere religious happy talk — it’s truth whether one is gay, straight, or otherwise. But, all people are also stricken with a terminal illness: sin. Everyone. No exceptions and to the same degree. Our sin demands our repentance and needs forgiveness, and God’s love and grace are where we find both. This is basic Christianity and the great equalizer of all people.

2- Jesus wasn't silent on homosexuality.

Some claim Jesus never said anything about homosexuality and therefore is neutral on the topic. Not true. Jesus was unequivocal in saying that to understand marriage and the sexual union, we must go back to the beginning and see how God created humanity and to what end. (See Matthew 19 and Mark 10.) Jesus holds up the creation story in Genesis not as a quaint Sunday school lesson, but as authoritative — reminding us that God created each of us male and female, each for the other. And the sexual union that God created and ordains is for husband and wife to come together in physical union, one flesh.

3- There is only one option.
Both Jesus and all of scripture approve of no other sexual union than that between a husband and wife. This is the uncontested historical teaching of Judaism and Christianity, and it is not something that true Christianity is free to adjust with the times. Yes, concubines and multiple wives are found in the Bible, but doesn’t make them “biblical.” In fact, they violate the Genesis narrative Christ points us to.

4- Male and female complete God's image on earth
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It is not just mere “traditionalism” that makes sex-distinct marriage the norm for Christians. It is a common grace God has given to all peoples at all times that is rooted in deeper theological reasons. The first chapter of the Jewish and Christian scriptures tells us that humanity is uniquely created to show forth the image of God in the world — to make visible the invisible. God does this not just in generic, androgynous humanity, but through two very similar but distinct types of humans: male and female. They are human universals, not cultural constructs.
When God said that it “is not good that the man be alone” (Genesis 2:18) he wasn’t lamenting that Adam didn’t have a buddy or was just lonely. He was saying that the male could not really know himself as male without a human “other” who equally shared his humanity but was meaningfully distinct right down to every bit of her DNA. The same is true for her in Adam. Taoists understand this in that the Yin cannot be Yin without its corresponding and contrasting Yang. In both Jewish and Christian belief, both male and female become fully human in their correspondence and contrast with one another. This does not happen solely in marriage, but it does happen most profoundly and mysteriously in marriage.

5- Sex is indeed about babies.
It is a new and culturally peculiar idea that human sexuality is all about intimacy and pleasure, but not necessarily babies. Babies and reproduction matter. And sure, while not every male/female sexual engagement is toward the end of procreation — intimacy and pleasure matter as well — it has been the overwhelming norm and desire in nearly all marital relationships throughout time. That some couples are infertile either by age or incapability does not diminish or challenge this reality. Infertility is the vast exception for male/female couples. It is the fact of same-sex unions, a human cul-de-sac. Heterosexual union reaches into and creates the next generation.
To establish a sexual relationship without any interest in or openness to babies is contrary to God’s intention for such relationships.

6- Children have a right to a mother and father.

Every person ever born can track his origin to a mother and a father. There are no exceptions, including those artificially produced. This was the first command God gave to the first two humans: to come together and bring forth the coming generations of new divine image-bearers. Nearly all cultures in all places in the world at all historical times hold as fundamental that every child should be loved and raised by a mother and father. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child recognizes a mother and father as a basic right of every child.

7- Same-sex attraction only is not a sin.
To be human is to have a disordered sexuality. You do. I do. Everyone does. We all have some manner of sexual drive that compels us to disobey God’s design for sexuality. But, while temptation is universal, it’s different from sin. Scripture tells us that Jesus was tempted in all ways as we are, but did not sin (see Hebrews 4:15). Sexual sin is giving in to that desire in either mind or body. Faithful Christian discipleship cannot avoid temptation, but strives to resist and master it with God’s help. Doing so is not sin, but obedience and dependence upon Christ.
Many are indeed same-sex attracted, but live obediently within a Christian sexual ethic. It can be difficult, as it is for heterosexuals who are required to live in celibacy. Christianity requires that we each subjugate our sexual (and many other) desires to our faith commitment — and countless same-sex attracted believers do so willingly and joyfully.

8- Sexual intimacy is not a right.

Every Christian has limitations placed on his sexuality. For married Christians, it is exclusive to one’s spouse. For single, engaged, and divorced Christians, it is abstinence, no exceptions. Is it unfair for so many to be forced into a life that cannot know the wonder and beauty of physical intimacy just because marriage is not an option for them? Is it fair for a Christian to be stuck in a loveless marriage? Christians have long understood that fairness is not really the question. Sex is not a right, but a gift — and the giver knows what is best for us.

9- Rewriting God's rules is never an option.

One of the marks of a Christian is his or her desire to be obedient to Christ’s teaching. Certainly most of us would like to rewrite the scriptures to make life easier. I would change where Christ says that lust is the same as doing the deed. Christianity is a demanding faith. The scriptures define and change us, not the other way around. A biblical sexual ethic does not, indeed cannot, change with the times.

10- People are more than their sexuality.

To identify people by their sexuality is to reduce people to their sexuality. Every individual is so much more. A person’s inherent and undeniable value is rooted in his membership in humanity, not his particularity, sexual or otherwise. To advocate for extending rights to someone based in particular and occasionally mutable desires, relationships, and behaviors — as important as they might be to the individual — is actually a violation of the principle of universal human rights.

© 2014 Focus on the Family.



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