SUNDAY CHOICE – The Lord is My Shepherd – By Charles Schokman The Lord is my Shepherd – That’s Relationship! I shall not want – That’s Supply! He maketh me to lie down in green pastures – That’s Rest! He leadeth me beside still waters – That’s Refreshment! He restoreth my soul – That’s Healing! He leadeth me in the paths Of righteousness – That’s Guidance! For His name sake – That’s Purpose! Yea, though I walk through the valley Of the shadow of death – That’s Testing! I will fear no evil – That’s Protection! For Thou art with me – That’s Faithfulness! Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me – That’s Discipline! Thou preparest a table before me In the presence of mine enemies – That’s Hope! Thou annointest my head with oil – That’s Consecration! My cup runs over – That’s Abundance! Surely goodness and mercy ...

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SUNDAY CHOICE – What does Psalm 139:23 mean? – By Charles Schokman Image Source : Proverbs 3:5-6 FaceBook Page We see the evidence of the depth of David’s relationship with God in this Psalm. He certainly was a person after God’s own heart, as Scripture says (1 Samuel 13:14). In this prayer David invites God to test his thoughts. And the focus here is directly on what is within him. He wants God to look inside of him, his inner person, so that he is assured that God knows what is in his heart. In Psalm 26:2 he says: “Test me, Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind.” Every child of God should urge the Holy Spirit to probe deep within their heart to see if they are abiding in the Word of God and doing His will for their life. What David is concerned with and wants God to ...

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SUNDAY CHOICE – PEACE IN CHRIST – By Charles Schokman Bible verses about peace— What does the Bible say about peace in hard times? Even before Covid there was so much to be worried about: climate change, terrorism, wars, personal circumstances. Now with a worldwide pandemic, lockdowns and so many deaths and personal changes, life can just seem overwhelming. It’s important to remember that the Bible promises peace to those who trust God. And sometimes that means more than just reading the words and thinking, “that’s nice”. It’s about reading the words, believing them and then acting accordingly. You may have heard of, or read, the Bible verses from Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” ...

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SUNDAY CHOICE – More Than Life I Love Thee Lord – By Charles Schokman Image Source : youtube “Your love means more than life to me, and I praise you as long as I live, I will pray to you”  Psalms 63: 3-4 More Than Life I Love Thee Lord. To love God more than life means to love God with your emotions. Praising him with your happiness, smile, and gratitude is easy when things are going well. Like when you perceive an answer to prayer or one of life’s good gifts comes your way, but how about when things aren’t going so well? ALL your heart means at ALL times. Even when God seems quiet. Even when he says wait. And even when he says no. And, yes, even when bad things happen. Continuing to love God even when bad things happen or when good things don’t happen is key ...

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SUNDAY CHOICE – I refuse to be discouraged – By Charles Schokman “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”  (2 Corinthians 4:8-9) I refuse to be discouraged, I refuse to be discouraged, To be sad, or to cry; I refuse to be downhearted, And here’s the reason why… I have a God who’s mighty, Who’s sovereign and supreme; I have a God who loves me, And I am on His team. He is all-wise and powerful, Jesus is His name; Though other things are changeable, My God remains the same, My God knows all that’s happening; From beginning to the end, His presence is my comfort, He is my dearest friend. When sickness comes to weaken me, To bring my head down low, I call upon my mighty God; Into His arms I ...

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SUNDAY CHOICE – GOD WATCHES OVER YOU – by Charles Schokman Psalm 121:5-8 NIV 5 The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; 8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. How many times has God protected you that you didn’t even know about? He stopped that car that should have hit you, stopped the person that wanted to harm you, stopped the trouble before it got to you. You never knew anything about it, but His hand of favour, protection, and mercy was watching after you, keeping you from harm’s way. Sure, we can all find reasons to live afraid, worried, uptight. But when you understand Who’s watching after you, Who’s ordering your steps, Who’s fighting your battles, Who’s holding back the darkness, then ...

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MAGIC IS LOGIC – By Lakshman Navaratne Image Source : City Bible Church 3500 years ago, King Solomon was gifted with the Wisdom of our Maker. God of Hebrews gave his people forty years of rest from the enemies of Israel. 2700 years ago, Hebrew prophet Isaiah 53:4 wrote: “Surely, he took up our pain     and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God,     stricken by him, and afflicted.” 2000 years ago, the prophesy of a faithful generation was fulfilled through Hebrew Blood of the Rabbi Yeshua!    No part of human body, evolved from animals. Our sight is the unquestionable, miracle organ of the human body. No one can claim Jesus is God, unless he or she receives the same Baptism Jesus received at the age of 30. Moses spent 40 days on mount Sinai receiving the Magic of Creation. After the Baptism at the River Jordon, Jesus spent ...

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SUNDAY CHOICE – PALM SUNDAY-HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST – By Charles Schokman   Today, Christians around the world are celebrating Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem (which we usually call “Palm Sunday,” because the crowd welcomed Him by spreading palm branches in His path). Those who greeted Him were convinced He was the Messiah (or “anointed one”), sent by God to establish His Kingdom on earth.   Why did the crowds turn against Jesus so quickly? One week they welcomed Him, and the next week they demanded He be crucified.   Billy Graham addressed this important question numerous times in his My Answer column.   “No events in human history were more important than Jesus’ death and resurrection, and yet many people (even Christians) never take time to study them.   It must have been a dramatic sight as Jesus approached Jerusalem on a donkey (which was a sign of His humility). The ...

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SUNDAY CHOICE – The Best way to grow old together. – By Charles Schokman Image Source : quotepics You know you’re getting old when you look through your car steering wheel, rather than over it OR when you can no longer cut your own toenails OR when you and your teeth don’t sleep together. In other words, getting old(er) is not for sissies. We are in a war with ageing. The problem with that war on ageing is that it can’t be won. No one ever grows young, we wake up each day one day older – no one avoids this rule – like it or not. An easy question to answer is: what is the worst about growing old? A harder question is, what is best about growing old? Older adults are measured by the word ‘still’ – can I still drive, can I still walk, can I still chew? The good news is that ...

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SUNDAY CHOICE – Let this message be your “Anchor of Trust” for 2024 – By Charles Schokman I have heard this in my spirit for weeks, “Nothing is impossible with God.”Not only have I been hearing this from God, but numerous prophetic words are declaring the same thing. The best part is it comes straight from the word of God. It Is His promise to us as believers                                                                                                                                                  The Bible has a great deal to say about the ...

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