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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 39

The Bible Knights Quest! - Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 39 - 01/03/2010

Sunday --- John 16
Monday --- John 17
Tuesday --- John 18
Wednesday --- John 19
Thursday --- John 20
Friday --- John 21
Saturday --- Revelation 1

Knights and Ladies,

Happy New Year! God bless.

Consider fasting 21 Days for a Christ Awakening! awakeningamerica.us/21days/

Accept the challenge, take the quest!

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)

A prayer for the use of Holy Scripture:

O Gracious God and most merciful Father, who has granted us the rich and precious jewel of Your holy word, assist us with Your Spirit, that it may be written in our hearts to our everlasting comfort, to reform us, to renew us according to Your own Image, to build us up, and to instruct us into the perfect building of Christlikeness, sanctifying and increasing in us all heavenly virtues. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.
(adapted from the “1599 Geneva Bible” Tolle Lege Press, 2006-2007)


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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 38

The Bible Knights Quest! - Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 38 - 12/27/2009

Sunday --- John 9
Monday --- John 10
Tuesday --- John 11
Wednesday --- John 12
Thursday --- John 13
Friday --- John 14
Saturday --- John 15

Knights and Ladies,

No devotionals through the Holy Season.

Accept the challenge, take the quest!

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)

A prayer for the use of Holy Scripture:

O Gracious God and most merciful Father, who has granted us the rich and precious jewel of Your holy word, assist us with Your Spirit, that it may be written in our hearts to our everlasting comfort, to reform us, to renew us according to Your own Image, to build us up, and to instruct us into the perfect building of Christlikeness, sanctifying and increasing in us all heavenly virtues. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.
(adapted from the “1599 Geneva Bible” Tolle Lege Press, 2006-2007)


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Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 37

The Bible Knights Quest! - Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 37

Sunday --- John 2
Monday --- John 3
Tuesday --- John 4
Wednesday --- John 5
Thursday --- John 6
Friday --- John 7
Saturday --- John 8

Knights and Ladies,

They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"
Luke 24:32

Pray for the Holy Spirit's presence and intercession that God's truth might be revealed as you read, study, and meditate on His word.

Does your heart burn when reading the Scriptures? Mine doesn't always. There are days that it is just a discipline, but then there are those days when you just sense the presence of God's Holy Spirit almost reading and explaining the scriptures to you! Those days make all the days of discipline worth it! So keep up the discipline of reading the scriptures and pray for the Holy Spirit's presence.

"Thus do they not so much compare notes as compare hearts, in the review of the sermon Christ had preached to them. They found the preaching powerful, even when they knew not the preacher. It made things very plain and clear to them; and, which was more, brought a divine heat with a divine light into their souls, such as put their hearts into a glow, and kindled a holy fire of pious and devout affections in them. Now this they take notice of, for the confirming of their belief, that it was indeed, as at last they saw, Jesus himself that had been talking with them all along. . .

What hearing is likely to do good —that which makes the heart burn; when we are much affected with the things of God, especially with the love of Christ in dying for us, and have our hearts thereby drawn out in love to him, and drawn up in holy desires and devotions, then our hearts burn within us; when our hearts are raised and elevated, and are as the sparks which fly upwards towards God, and when they are kindled and carried out with a holy zeal and indignation against sin, both in others and in ourselves, and we are in some measure refined and purified from it by the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning, then we may say, 'Through grace our hearts are thus inflamed.’"
(The Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible, 1706)

Accept the challenge, take the quest!

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)

A prayer for the use of Holy Scripture:

O Gracious God and most merciful Father, who has granted us the rich and precious jewel of Your holy word, assist us with Your Spirit, that it may be written in our hearts to our everlasting comfort, to reform us, to renew us according to Your own Image, to build us up, and to instruct us into the perfect building of Christlikeness, sanctifying and increasing in us all heavenly virtues. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.
(adapted from the “1599 Geneva Bible” Tolle Lege Press, 2006-2007)


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Monday, December 14, 2009

Family Alert: Huge marriage penalty in both healthcare bills (Updated x5)

$10,000 more a year for married couples! Are traditional families being punished?

"The terrible campaigns against marriage mounted by the Nazis and the Communists, just as the assaults on marriage launched by left liberals and socialists, reveal a common truth: the first target of any oppressive, totalitarian regime are marriage and family."
(The Natural Family: Bulwark of LibertyThe Natural Family: Bulwark of Liberty)

'Marriage penalty' buried in healthcare bills (OneNewsNow.com)
"'Let me be very blunt,' says the House hopeful. 'Tyrants know that marriage and family are the basic core of society and the basic foundation of government -- and if people are going to control others, they see marriage and family as their number-one threat.

'So tyrants always want to weaken the family,' he concludes, 'and that's what this bill is designed to do. And it's designed to do it very effectively.'"

Full Article:'Marriage penalty' buried in healthcare bills

Please continue to let your voice be heard. Call your Representative and Senators today:
For Peoria IL.: Rep. Schock 202-225-6201, Sen. Durbin 202-224-2152, Sen. Burris 202-224-2854
http://www.nobamahealthcare.org/
Sign this petition today: For Our Healthcare Now!


"The ideal for which [marriage] stands in the state is liberty. . . It is the only check on the state that is bound to renew itself as eternally as the state, and more naturally than the state. . . This is the only way in which truth can ever find refuge from public persecution, and the good man survive the bad government"
(G.K. Chesterton, 1920, quoted in The Natural Family: Bulwark of LibertyThe Natural Family: Bulwark of Liberty)

Health Care (ObamaCare) Bill Updates:

12/17/09: Gary Bauer, American Values, End of Day Report
What Bill?

Now friends, here is the real scandal that every political reporter in the country should be talking about. The healthcare legislation that Obama and Reid want to ram through as early as this weekend has not been seen by most senators. Yes, you read that correctly. The bill on the Senate floor is not the one that will be voted on. The bill that will be voted on is inside Harry Reid’s office, where only a few select Democrats have reviewed it. No Republicans have seen it, and even the liberal media haven’t been given copies of it.

Republican Leader Mitch McConnell went ballistic about this yesterday. He went to the Senate floor to strenuously object to this charade but I doubt that you saw anything about it in your local newspaper or on T.V. The media have no interest in letting the American people know what is really going on.


See Also:

* Want to save the planet? Ban babies: Want to reduce carbon emissions and curb global warming? Global warming believers say you should stop having babies, Jerome Corsi's Red Alert reports.

* Like Pigs in the Slaughter: China's Forced Abortions by Chuck Colson, BreakPoint. During Advent, Christians love to tell their children the story of Mary, great with child, arriving in Bethlehem to give birth to her Son. . . Four years ago, Wujian became pregnant with an "illegal" baby—one conceived without a birth permit. . . She was taken to a hospital, where she found dozens of other women who had just undergone forced abortions. Some were crying, some were screaming, and one was rolling around the floor in agony. They were, Wujian said, "just like pigs in the slaughterhouse."

* The Catholic case against health-care reform ". . . Pope Pius XI used still stronger language. Such a program, he said, would be 'a grave evil.' A grave evil, notice. The testimony of Catholic tradition, common sense, political prudence, financial responsibility, and pro-life morality all weigh heavily against this legislation."

* Senate Health Care Bill Would Force Some Middle Class Families to Pay $15,200 Yearly Insurance Fee, According to CBO Analysis (CNSNews.com)

Must Read for every family leader!
The Natural Family: Bulwark of LibertyThe Natural Family: Bulwark of Liberty


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More on this topic:

* Church, Beware the Seduction! President Obama 'Gets Religion'!
Will the Church and her Pastors be seduced by Obama quoting scripture?


* Canada Rationing Health Care, Is That What We Want?
From Gary Bauer's End of Day Report:


* White House wants "informants" to rat out critics‏
A message from Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman Liberty Counsel:





No King but Jesus!
One nation, under God!


"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." -Edmund Burke

". . . we must pray as if it all depends on God (and it does), but we must act as if it all depends on us, knowing that He can work through us to achieve His will." - Gary Bauer American Values

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." ~Samuel Adams

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 36

The Bible Knights Quest! - Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 36
 
Sunday --- Luke 19
Monday --- Luke 20
Tuesday --- Luke 21
Wednesday --- Luke 22
Thursday --- Luke 23
Friday --- Luke 24
Saturday --- John 1
 
Knights and Ladies,
 
No devotional this week. Will resume next week.
  
Accept the challenge, take the quest!

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
 
A prayer for the use of Holy Scripture:
 
O Gracious God and most merciful Father, who has granted us the rich and precious jewel of Your holy word, assist us with Your Spirit, that it may be written in our hearts to our everlasting comfort, to reform us, to renew us according to Your own Image, to build us up, and to instruct us into the perfect building of Christlikeness, sanctifying and increasing in us all heavenly virtues. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.
(adapted from the “1599 Geneva Bible” Tolle Lege Press, 2006-2007)


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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

America No More!

When wrong is right and right is wrong, we are doomed!

Terrorists are getting the rights of full U.S. citizens in civil court, but our brave military hero's are getting thrown under the Obama bus! I weep for America. Thank God my citizenship resides in the Kingdom of Heaven, but as an ambassador to this world, I truly weep for the fall of America.

The terror suspect who accused the SEAL of punching him in the mid-section is Ahmed Hashim Abed, alleged architect of the murder of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004. The bodies of the four Americans were burned and hanged from a bridge.
Government Has Yet to Provide Evidence to Support Its Prosecution of Navy Seals for Alleged Punching of Terrorist

“I can’t believe the way political correctness has intertwined itself like a snake into our military,” Dawn West, a Norfolk realtor and one of the organizers of the rally outside the front gate, told CNSNews.com. “What these gentlemen did, if they did it, does not warrant court martial. That terrorist is lucky to be alive after what he did to the Blackwater guys.”
Father of Navy SEAL Decries Son’s Prosecution for Allegedly Punching Terror Suspect

Because the [terrorist] trials will take place in federal court, “The president is conferring Constitutional rights on enemy combatants who are not entitled to Constitutional rights,” King said.
House Republicans Blast Civilian Terror Trials As Obama’s ‘Most Dangerous’ Decision

The five men facing trial in the Sept. 11 attacks will plead not guilty so that they can air their criticisms of U.S. foreign policy, the lawyer for one of the defendants said Sunday.
Lawyer Says 9/11 Defendants View Their Upcoming Trials As Platform for Their Views



No King but Jesus!
One nation, under God!

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." -Edmund Burke



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Friday, December 04, 2009

Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 35

The Bible Knights Quest! - Bible Challenge 2009 - Week 35

Sunday --- Luke 12
Monday --- Luke 13
Tuesday --- Luke 14
Wednesday --- Luke 15
Thursday --- Luke 16
Friday --- Luke 17
Saturday --- Luke 18

Knights and Ladies,

The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear [the word of God], but as they go on their way they are choked by life's worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.
Luke 8:14

Do not be choked or distracted by this worlds worries, riches, and pleasures! Seek first the Kingdom of God and the truth of Scripture.

How easy it is for our faith to be chocked out by the distractions of this world. Our worries about our wealth, our reputations, even our selfish pleasures can distract us from truly living for Christ. I think today, in America in particular, there is an effort to distract and choke the faith of the saints. We have to be careful and be always on the watch to resists the enemy and be ready to stand before the Son of Man! (Luke 21:34-36)

"Whether the temptation arises from the smiles or the frowns, of the world, they are easily overcome by it.(6.) The pleasures of this life are as dangerous and mischievous thorns to choke the good seed of the word as any other. . . Those . . . may yet be kept from heaven by an affected indolence, and the love of ease and pleasure. The delights of sense may ruin the soul, even lawful delights, indulged, and too much delighted in.(7.)"
(The Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible, www.biblestudytools.com)


Accept the challenge, take the quest!

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)

A prayer for the use of Holy Scripture:

O Gracious God and most merciful Father, who has granted us the rich and precious jewel of Your holy word, assist us with Your Spirit, that it may be written in our hearts to our everlasting comfort, to reform us, to renew us according to Your own Image, to build us up, and to instruct us into the perfect building of Christlikeness, sanctifying and increasing in us all heavenly virtues. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.
(adapted from the “1599 Geneva Bible” Tolle Lege Press, 2006-2007)


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Thursday, December 03, 2009

1 in 7 Students Pregnant in Planned Parenthood Public High School!

Chicago Public Schools Paid Planned Parenthood At Least $2 Million Under Arne Duncan’s Watch
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
By Rita Diller

How many times and how many ways can Planned Parenthood say that it is reducing teen pregnancy with its graphic, immoral sex education when evidence shows quite the contrary to be true? . . .

One case in point is Robeson High School in Chicago. The school made headlines recently because of a revelation that one in seven of its female students is pregnant. . .

No mention was made of the fact that Planned Parenthood has been a highly paid consultant with the Chicago public school system for years.

Full article: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/57878



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