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The Supremacy of Jesus Christ

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by Charles Spurgeon:

“He shall stand and feed in the strength of the Lord.”

Micah 5:4

Christ’s reign in his Church is that of a shepherd-king. He has supremacy, but it is the superiority of a wise and tender shepherd over his needy and loving flock; he commands and receives obedience, but it is the willing obedience of the well-cared-for sheep, rendered joyfully to their beloved Shepherd, whose voice they know so well. He rules by the force of love and the energy of goodness.

His reign is practical in its character. It is said, “He shall stand and feed.” The great Head of the Church is actively engaged in providing for his people. He does not sit down upon the throne in empty state, or hold a sceptre without wielding it in government. No, he stands and feeds. The expression “feed,” in the original, is like an analogous one in the Greek, which means to shepherdize, to do everything expected of a shepherd: to guide, to watch, to preserve, to restore, to tend, as well as to feed.

His reign is continual in its duration. It is said, “He shall stand and feed;” not “He shall feed now and then, and leave his position;” not, “He shall one day grant a revival, and then next day leave his Church to barrenness.” His eyes never slumber, and his hands never rest; his heart never ceases to beat with love, and his shoulders are never weary of carrying his people’s burdens.

His reign is effectually powerful in its action; “He shall feed in the strength of Jehovah.” Wherever Christ is, there is God; and whatever Christ does is the act of the Most High. Oh! it is a joyful truth to consider that he who stands today representing the interests of his people is very God of very God, to whom every knee shall bow. Happy are we who belong to such a shepherd, whose humanity communes with us, and whose divinity protects us. Let us worship and bow down before him as the people of his pasture.

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Mom’s Little Book of Powerful Prayers

I found this little nugget on Amazon…… thought it would be a good gift suggestion for Mother’s Day….. This coming Sunday.     And Happy Mother’s Day to all!

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Mom’s Little Book of Powerful Prayers

At your fingertips, powerful prayers from Fern Nichols, the founder of Moms In Prayer International, the movement that has spawned hundreds of thousands of moms around the world to pray for their kids. Every mother will feel encouraged to pray diligently for her children, no matter their age, when she opens the pages of Mom’s Little Book of Powerful Prayers and discovers prayers from Scripture for her child’s every need: their protection, challenges, health, friendships, character, anger, sadness, fears, and more.  Here’s the Link to their site:  Mom’s In Prayer

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David’s 5 Smooth Stones

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In our neighborhood a friend started a kid’s Bible study a few months ago. I’ve been helping her out when I can. Last week we watched a cartoon video of David and Goliath. It was very well done and pretty accurate to the scriptures.

Afterwards my friend and I were discussing the video and how good it was and we were talking about why David took 5 stones and only used one. We began doing a search on the Biblical number 5 and found out some interesting things.

Firstly, David took 5 SMOOTH stones out of a brook. In the Bible when water was running water, as opposed to still water, it was called “living water”. Then we found out that 5 is the number of grace and the Word of God (5 books of Moses, and 4 Gospels + Acts). When God changed Abram and Sarai’s names he added the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet “Heh” to each of their names: אברהם (Abraham)שרה (Sarah). God added “grace” to their names.

So we could say that David took “grace” out of the “living water” and killed the giant! Or said another way, David took the Word of God out of living water (the Holy Spirit… see John 7) and slew the giant! A good lesson for us all facing giants in our lives!

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