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Welcome to the Whyte House Family Devotion #275

 
SING "DOXOLOGY"
 
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow
Praise Him, all creatures here below
Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Amen
 
Richard Baxter said, “Not only Scripture, but reason and experience point to the necessity of family worship.”
 
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RECITE: THE NICENE CREED
 
We believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
begotten from the Father before all ages,
God from God,
Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made;
of the same essence as the Father.
 
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven;
he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
and was made human.
 
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered, died, and was buried.
The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
He was seen alive by Mary Magdalene and the other women, the disciples and over 500 other brethren;
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again with glory
to judge the living and the dead.
His kingdom will never end.
 
And we believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life.
He proceeds from the Father and the Son,
and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
He spoke through the prophets.
 
We believe in one holy catholic [universal] and apostolic church.
We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
and to life in the world to come. Amen.
 
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EPHESIANS 5:25-27
 
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
 
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
 
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
 
David Guzik writes in his Enduring Word Commentary on the Bible, “The idea of 'not having spot or wrinkle' isn't that the bride is in this state before the wedding day, but on the wedding day. We are made this pure in heaven when we are joined to Jesus Christ in a way beyond all previous experience. 'The Holy Ghost seems to exhaust language to describe this purity. He says, "Without spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing!" She shall have nothing like a spot, nothing that can be construed into a wrinkle; she shall be fair, and the world shall be compelled to acknowledge that she is.' 'When Christ presents His Church to Himself, with all the principalities and powers and the ranks for all the potentates of heaven looking on at this marvelous thing, and scrutinizing and examining her, there will not be a single blemish, there will not be a spot upon her. The most careful examination will not be able to detect the slightest speck of unworthiness or of sin.'”
 
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PRAYER

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DEVOTIONAL PASSAGE: Psalm 111:6-10
 
6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.
 
7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
 
8 They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
 
9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.
 
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
 
Regarding this passage, Matthew Henry writes: “God's works of providence were done according to the truth of the Divine promises and prophecies, and by him who has a right to dispose of the earth as he pleases. All God's commandments are sure; all have been fulfilled by Christ, and remain with him for a rule of walk and conversation to us. He sent redemption unto his people, out of Egypt at first, and often afterwards; and these were typical of the great redemption, which in the fulness of time was to be wrought out by the Lord Jesus. Here his everlasting righteousness shines forth in union with his boundless mercy. No man is wise who does not fear the Lord; no man acts wisely except as influenced by that fear. This fear will lead to repentance, to faith in Christ, to watchfulness and obedience. Such persons are of a good understanding, however poor, unlearned, or despised.”
 
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PRAYER FOR THE ESTATES
1. Clergy (church)
2. Government
3. People (citizens)
4. The press (media)
5. New media/Online journalists
 
PRAYER FOR CHURCH LEADERSHIP
- For all pastors, church leaders, denominational leaders, Bible teachers, missionaries, and ministry workers.
 
GOVERNMENT LEADERS
 
1 Timothy 2:1-2 says, "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty."
 
President Donald Trump and his administration
Vice President Mike Pence
First Lady Melania Trump
Second Lady Karen Pence
All White House staff including: Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Advance George Gigicos
All leaders of federal agencies including: Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats
All state governors including: North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper
All city mayors including: Stockton, CA, Mayor Michael Tubbs
All members of Congress including: California Representative Jimmy Panetta
All law enforcement officials including: St. Louis, MO, Police Chief Sam Dotson
All military leaders including: General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, Commander of Pacific Air Forces
Leaders of nations around the world: France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Édouard Philippe
The peace of Jerusalem
 
PRAYER FOR THE PEOPLE / CITIZENS
 
PRAYER FOR THE MEDIA
 
PRAYER FOR CURRENT EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
 
- For the comfort of the families of 13 people killed in an earthquake in Mexico
- For the comfort of the families of the 66 people killed in an air plane crash in Iran
- For the comfort of the families of the 18 people killed by suicide bombers in Nigeria this weekend
- For the comfort of the families and church family of the 5 people killed in an ISIS attack on a church in Russia
- For the comfort of the families and community affected by the deadly high school shooting in Florida which left 17 dead and 14 wounded.
 
PRAYER REQUESTS
 
Bill
please bless him with a pastoral opportunity
 
Patrick
please save him and his family, deliver them from violence and confusion, please heal them from psychological sickness, help him to get married; be with his mother and father, protect them from the devil and the world and hear his prayers; bring them into Your Presence
 
Esther
please bless all their lives and bless them while they fast, be with her, her son, her husband, and her mother, Bronica and her children; bless them with the funds they need.
 
THOSE WHO HAVE ACCEPTED CHRIST AS SAVIOR
 
Elli
Daniel
Suryoday
 
THOSE WHO HAVE RECOMMITTED THEIR LIVES TO CHRIST
 
Emmie
Mohan
Don
 
DEVOTIONAL READING: “Radical Adjustment to the Jesus Way,” by A.W. Tozer
 
The truth is that the world does not know where it is going; it has not found life's summum bonum (ultimate good); it is not qualified as a model for the members of society to follow. It is instead puzzled, frightened and frustrated. Generation follows generation into an uncertain future, completely beaten, disappointed and sick at heart.

It was to this kind of world that Jesus came, to save it from itself. He died for its sins and now lives for the salvation of all who will repudiate it, deny the validity of its philosophies and put their trust wholly in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Those who do this no longer seek to be adjusted to society. They have renounced this world and have chosen a new model after which to pattern their lives. This is the aspect of the Christian life that most people do not like. They want comfort, blessing and peace, but they recoil from this radical, revolutionary break with the world. To follow Christ in this rough and thorough-going way is too much for them.
 
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Now, if you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.
 
First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God's law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."
 
Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: "For the wages of sin is death…"
 
Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
 
Now that is bad news, but here's the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.
 
Romans 10:9 & 13 says, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
 
If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
 
If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! I want to congratulate you on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read "What To Do After You Enter Through the Door". Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture."
 
Until next time, May the Lord Bless You!

Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign


SING: MORE ABOUT JESUS

More about Jesus would I know
More of His grace to others show
More of His saving fullness see
More of His love who died for me

More more about Jesus
More more about Jesus
More of His saving fulness see
More of His love who died for me

More about Jesus let me learn
More of His holy will discern
Spirit of God my teacher be
Showing the things of Christ to me

More more about Jesus
More more about Jesus
More of His saving fulness see
More of His love who died for me

More about Jesus in His Word
Holding communion with my Lord
Hearing His Voice in every line
Making each faithful saying mine

More more about Jesus
More more about Jesus
More of His saving fulness see
More of His love who died for me

More about Jesus on His throne
Riches in glory all His own
More of His kingdom's sure increase
More of His coming Prince of Peace

More more about Jesus
More more about Jesus
More of His saving fulness see
More of His love who died for me

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SING "I Don't Know Why"

I don't know why Jesus loved me
I don't know why He cared
I don't know why He sacrificed His life
Oh, but I'm glad, so glad He did

Where would I be if Jesus didn't love me?
Where would I be if Jesus didn't care?
Where would I be if He hadn't sacrificed His life
Oh, but I'm glad, so glad He did

He left His mighty throne in glory
To bring to us redemption's story
Then He died but He rose again
Just for you and me
Oh, but I'm glad, so glad He did.

I don't know why Jesus loved me
(Oh I don't know why)
I don't know why He cared
(Oh I don't know why)
I don't know why He sacrificed His life

Oh, but I'm glad (so glad), so glad He did
Oh, but I'm glad (so glad), so glad He did