Sr. Pastor Darrell G Vaughn
                                                        Faithfulness - A Key Step to Happiness
Nov 13, 2011                 "You cannot give what you do not have!"
Sun AM Worship                            

Text: John 1:1-17   (King James Version) 

  "Father, I am your servant, willing and desiring to be used to bless your people."

                                       The Fields are white and the laborers are few!
C.H. Spurgeon said, "If God does not save a man by truth he certainly will not save them by lies, and if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival;"

                                                    Did you know that:
1) Psalm 118 is the middle chapter of the entire Bible?
2) Psalm 117, before Psalm 118 is the shortest chapter in the Bible?
3) Psalm 119, after Psalm 118 is the longest chapter in the Bible?
4) The Bible has 594 chapters before Psalm 118 and 594 chapters after Psalm 118?
5) If you add up all the chapters except Psalm 118, you get a total of 1188 chapters.
6) 1188 or Psalm 118 verse 8 is the middle verse of the entire Bible?
             Should the central verse not have a fairly important message?

"It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man." - Psalm 118:8
              Is this central verse not also the central theme of the entire Bible?

 

John 1:1   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:2   The same was in the beginning with God.

John 1:3   All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

John 1:4   In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

John 1:5   And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

John 1:6   There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

 John 1:7   The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

John 1:8   He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

John 1:9   That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

John 1:10   He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

John 1:11   He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

John 1:12   But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 1:13   Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 1:14   And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 1:15   John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

John 1:16   And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

John 1:17   For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

 

Let's pray. Father,  

Open my eyes so I can see Your truth.

Open my ears so I can hear Your voice.
Open my mind so I can understand Your Word.
And open my heart so I may receive all that You want me to receive. AMEN

 

Psalms 119:11   Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

 

Psalms 119:105   NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Psalms 119:114   Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

Psalms 119:133   Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

 

Matthew 25:1   Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

Matthew 25:2   And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

Matthew 25:3   They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

Matthew 25:4   But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Matthew 25:5   While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

Matthew 25:6   And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

Matthew 25:7   Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

Matthew 25:8   And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

Matthew 25:9   But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

Matthew 25:10   And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

Matthew 25:11   Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

Matthew 25:12   But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

John 7:38   He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

 

Matthew 5:13   Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Matthew 5:14   Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Matthew 5:15   Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

Matthew 5:16   Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

 

John 17:1   These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

John 17:2   As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

John 17:3   And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

John 17:4   I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

John 17:5   And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

John 17:6   I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

John 17:7   Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.

John 17:8   For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

John 17:9   I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

John 17:10   And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.

John 17:11   And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

John 17:12   While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

John 17:13   And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

John 17:14   I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

John 17:15   I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

John 17:16   They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 

John 17:17   Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

John 17:18   As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

John 17:19   And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

John 17:20   Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

John 17:21   That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

John 17:22   And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

John 17:23   I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

John 17:24   Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

John 17:25   O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

John 17:26   And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.