Saturday, November 11, 2017

Fear Not - Isaiah 41:10






 Isaiah 41:10  Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.


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Psalms 27:1 Fear Poster And Memory Verse Slips





 Psalms 27:1
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?


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Friday, November 10, 2017

Beautiful Musical Fall Poem/Song

What A Beautiful Musical Fall

The Autumn months bring pleasure and smiles;
As we remember, how God has blessed.
Both now and throughout our years gone by;
The wonderful things that we love best.

Baskets of apples, of wheat and the crops;
The apple cider that warms our chills.
All of the squirrels collecting for winter;
And the hayride through the pumpkin field .

With colorful leaves in colorful trees;
We thank-God, Give thanks for it all;
For the harvest, for the blessings so loved;
What a beautiful, musical fall.

Then coming down, like an orchestra sound;
The wind and the leaves dance together.
And the smell of baked bread catches our nose;
The fall has such comforting weather.

The pleasantry's of Autumn seem endless;
The corn stalks standing tall in a row.
All the different pumpkins and  gourds;
And the bright mums the harvesters grow.

Then comes a crisp day in the Autumn months
We gather together as night falls.
And sing songs around the bonfire;
What a beautiful, musical fall.

With family and friends who love and bless;
With laughter and life's sweet enjoyment,
Just to be around them brings our lives joy;
Feelings, better than any present.

We will enter His gates with thanksgiving praise;
We will sing of His glory and  his grace.
We will remember the goodness of God;
And rejoice in His glorious ways.

A friend plays his guitar and says "sing along";
We sing along while the crickets call;
With the many sounds of Autumn's night;
What a beautiful, musical fall.

Susan Y Nikitenko
September 17th, 2014

Psalms 100:4
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, 
and into his courts with praise: be 
thankful unto him, and bless his name.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

A Vine of Blessing






A Vine Of Blessing

I found a blessing in my garden;
It was a pleasant  surprise.
I saw a lovely flower blooming;
It was then I realized.

It wasn't just some random flower;
It was  a pumpkin vine.
I felt blest to see a pumpkin bloom;
At this late season of time.

The leaves are falling from the tree tops;
Autumn's flowers seem to wait.
I wonder if it will grow a pumpkin;
If the snow will hesitate.

Even so I'm happy just to know;
That God blesses our good deeds.
Even through a growing pumpkin vine;
A vine of truth, a faithful seed. 
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God does not forget a work of faith;
That by grace and faith was sewn.
It will one day bear fruit blest by God;
Even if it is on its own.

One day we will just be a memory;
But faithful fruit will last.
Even through a lonely seed planted;
By God on our behalf.

Susan Y Nikitenko ©
Song


 Hebrews 6:10 
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

Galations 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Faith Leads Us








Faith Leads Us

Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

When we are without Christ, God says, we are lost,  like a lost coin or a lost lamb.  When we say someone is lost it is definitely not a cut down, but it is a fact that without Christ that is what we all are. He loves us enough to call for us and seek us until we are found.  This is the very reason He sent the Christ child who grew up to pay the debt that we could not pay.

When we have heard the call of God upon our hearts.  When we understand that we are lost without Christ then is when  we are left with a choice.  A choice to be saved and pulled from certain death.  The death I'm talking about is an eternal death, which the Bible calls hell.  When someone says someone is lost "in a Biblical way".   It means they have not acknowledged Christ or accepted Christ and they remain in their sins before God. 

Not too long ago I didn't use a coupon I was given for an arts and craft purchase.  I asked by email,  if I could be reimbursed, but no one responded,  I guess it was too late and I had to pay the cost.
 If we die in our sins and have not  applied the gift of God to our lives, after death it is too late.  That's why God tells us in His Word, "NOW  is the day of salvation."  Maybe somehow I could of found a way to use my coupon (by asking for a full refund and repurchasing.)   With Jesus it's
different ,  He only paid once for all.  If we are truly saved we are always saved.
 The question is are we truly saved?  That is why God tells us to make our calling and election sure.
He wants us to examine our own hearts and know without a shadow of doubt that we are saved.
This is how we "wear the shield of faith."  Our faith is vital for us  as a Christian, but if that piece is missing  something other can come and fill our hearts.  Doubt  causes drought in the heart of a Christian and keeps a lost one from being  saved.  The bible teaches us that an unbelieving heart is evil .  In it's condition of faithlessness,  our prayers are hindered as a faithless Christian and sometimes causes us to punt, when we should pray.  Are lost  souls worth fighting for?  Is our marriage worth fighting for?   Is our relationship with God worth fighting for?  Are our children worth fighting for? 
Then we must pray in faith and live by faith.  Without faith it is impossible to please God and it is by faith our prayers are answered and impossible becomes possible. 

Faith leads us to fear God.  Faith leads us to be honest and just.  Faith leads us to be merciful and kind.
Faith leads us to serve confidently through Christ.  Faith leads us to change what needs to be changed.
Faith leads us to forgive ourselves and forgive others and love them.  We serve a Saviour who changes hearts, minds, lives and the change is real.  Faith is the substance of things hoped for both now and eternity to come.    We must live by faith because faith rises above fact.  The reason is, with God all things are possible and we should wear these thoughts as wisdom around our very being.  Because without faith, we will utterly fail.  I pray we will not faultier  in our faith.

     
By Our Measure Of Faith

All would be lost if we doubted the cross. 
For he suffered and died and God never lies. 
He gave and forgave- He loved us by grace.
Our Lord blesses us by our measure of faith.

This world can deceive when we fail to believe;
The prayer of  faith restores joy to its place.
To love Him, serve Him, we must turn from our sins;
His peace rules our hearts when we're living by faith.

A Chorus - I Wrote This Today
By: Susan Y. Nikitenko

Are you living by faith today?  Have you lived a life doubting your salvation?  As Christians we can know 100% whether or not we will go to heaven when we die.  There's verses in the Bible that teach us we can know.  We can know because it's not because of anything we have done, It's because of what Christ did for us and it's through our gratefulness that we should love Him and serve Him.  There's only one way to heaven, it's through Christ alone and what He did upon the cross for us.  You could live a nearly perfect life and still not go to heaven.  It only takes one sin to send a person to an everlasting fire at death.  The sin of disbelief which is the rejection of Christ as the only Way of salvation.  The rejection of trusting Him as your personal Saviour.  If we trust in our own works we are trusting in our own righteousness.  God tells us that our righteousness is as filthy rags.  Our righteousness will never get us into heaven.  It is the righteousness of Christ and His shed blood as the spotless lamb of God without sin. The perfect sacrifice.  He took our place, He paid our debt.  He conquered death by arising from the dead.
It is by this great miracle that salvation can happen in the heart of every sinner who will accept Christ by faith.  We are saved by grace (mercy) through our faith.  If you have been doubting your salvation or doubting God's blessing, if your faith is being tested by the problems of life, or troubled by anxiety and strife.  Let our faith lead us to praise as we seek Him in prayer.  


Father God,  Open the eyes of those seeking truth today. Lead them to understand and accept your Truth by faith.  Overcome the differences in communication that the blind may see and the deaf may hear what the will of the Lord God is.  Bind Satan and keep Him at bay.  Open the eyes of those that desire to know you.  Teach us each one to praise you through our problems.
Let us know your joy even in life's most troubling times.  Keep us from evil, keep our hearts guarded through the evils of this life.  Save the lost, give us the words, give us the strength, give us of your love, give us the go we need.  I ask these things boldly in the name of Christ Jesus, your precious Son, the joy of my soul and the joy of all those who put their trust in Him.

Susan Y. Nikitenko

1John 5:13
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

Isaiah 55:6 ¶ Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

2 Corinthians 6:2
 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

Ephesians  2:8-9
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.

1Timothy 2:8
I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

Hebrews 3:12
 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

Psalms 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

continue in faith
Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

2Corinthians  5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

God Calls Us Out Of Babylon





God Calls Us Out of Babylon

    In the biblical account of the Tower Of Babel the world decided to leave God out.  They left God out of their decision making.  They didn't want to follow God they had a different plan.  The story doesn't have to do with anyone trying to please God with their lives.  It doesn't have to do with someone giving it their best and trying to be their  best for Christ's sake.  It doesn't have to do with someone trying to reach the world for Christ even though people who do that often get noticed.  Sometimes when we are faithful to God our little lunches turn into something huge.  Just like the little boy who gave willingly, his whole lunch, God blessed it and it fed thousands and not to mention 12 baskets of leftovers.  God sometimes blesses us with more that we may do more for Him.  Just because something is big it doesn't mean it's a Tower of Babel. 
   The Tower of Babel -Babel= ( The Gate Of The God's) is a symbol of pride, arrogance and rebellion.   Nimrod (We Shall Rebel) became a mighty man (Huge Man) and became a powerful leader of  a rebellious people.   Nimrod was satanically motivated usurped the authority of Shem and refused the God of Noah.  He gathered people to himself and eventually settled in the land of Shinar where they worshipped false gods.
      A group of engineers came together to build a tower that would reach the heavens in rebellion to the things of God.  They dedicated their lives to the study of the stars.   Nimrod desired to rule the known world and did.  He desired to make a one world government.     People once again provoked God to anger by ignoring Him and ignoring His commands.  The people  unified their efforts, as a group,  against the perfect plan of God.  God wanted them to spread  throughout the whole world and multiply and make nations but  they stayed together and grew to be very numerous.  They chose to forget God and live their lives their own way.  You would think the world would of remembered Noah and how the whole world was destroyed by water because of sin.  They started to build this tower and God himself came down to see what they had built. 
     At that time the world all spoke one language and the rebellious multiplied and settled in land of Shinar and if left to their own would have after a time become all powerful over the whole world.  God refused to let this rebellion happen.  He was angered and His heart was grieved.   He scrambled their language into many languages.   They became confused and gathered together by language and departed to settle into another place.

God was looking for someone who is obedient.  God calls us out of Babylon.  Abraham became great because God made him great,  but Nimrod desired to make himself great.   Nimrod wanted to do what He wanted to do.  Nimrod refused the things of God and served something other than God.  God calls each person out of Babylon and into a life of obedience and faith to God.    The question is have we had the spirit of rebellion towards God?   God's desire is to bless those who receive Him by faith and who live an obedient life to His ways.  God does not want us to love anything more than we love Him.  Babylon is the place you are when you are rebellious to God.  God calls each one out of Babylon.

Will you submit to the things of God today?  Please don't harden your heart, I promise you that God wants to bless you.  He wants you to humble yourself and turn from babylon.  He wants you to submit to his authority in your life.  Be respectful do not usurp the authority of your parents as Nemrod did Shem, who loved the Lord.  In doing this you are obedient to God.
He wants you to trust Him as your personal Saviour. Make Him the #1 choice for your life.  Christ died for your sins and upon trusting Him forgiveness is applied through what He did for you at the cross.  There is no greater blessing than the blessing of salvation.  Trust in the Lord today.

Father God,
If there's anyone here that has chosen to rebel against you. I pray that you will soften there hearts today. I pray that they will want your blessing on there life and future.  I pray you would help them to understand how much you love them.  Open their eyes to your truth today.  In Jesus name I pray this, Amen.

Genesis  11:4-9
 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

Susan Nikitenko

Lesson: Rebellion/ Obedience


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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Master Potter




Isaiah 64:8
But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay,
and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Children's Song - Rise And Shine

              
     

    
Rise And Shine Lyrics

 Isaiah 60:1 ¶ Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. {shine...: or, be enlightened; for thy light cometh}
 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.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Saved By Grace - Noah's Ark

This is a singable poem.


Genesis 6:8 ¶ But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:








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Fishers Of Men Matthew 4:19




 Matthew 4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Memory Verses - Hebrews 13:17 - Genesis 2:3 - Cut And Chart





Hebrews 13:17
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Creation Of Eve / Family Structure Puzzle






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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Something Was Not Good- What Was It? Lesson Part 2 - Submitting To God's Plan



Genesis  2:24-25
 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.   And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

     
  Last week we talked about how it was not good that man should be alone.  God created Eve from Adam's rib.  Eve had partaken of the fruit that God had said not to eat or touch. Eve offered to Adam, who also partook of the forbidden fruit.  It was then that sin had entered into the world and everything changed for them.

    Adam and Eve were naked in the Garden and did not know it.  It was the first time they knew they were naked. So it was then that they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. 
God called for them, but they hid in fear of God and felt ashamed of themselves.  They could not hide their sin from God,  just as we cannot hide our sin from God today. 

    It was then that Adam blamed his wife for his disobedience to God.  God did not accept that it was all Eves fault, though she should have obeyed her husband.  Eve also blamed the serpent for her sin and God would not accept Eves excuses.  God held each one accountable for the things that had taken place in the garden.  The husband would have to labor harder to make a living, the wife was to submit under the authority of her husband and  also go through pain in child bearing. 

Genesis 3:10-19
 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked?  Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

     Things changed after the disobedience of Adam and Eve.  If Eve wanted to please God with her life she would follow the plan that God had communicated to them.  She would willingly submit herself under the authority of her husband.  She would do this not only to obey God but also to reside under God's protection.  Her husband was also there for her protection.  The world became a dangerous place for them.  The world became a dying place and a violent place.

They had to leave the perfect Garden that God had given them and could no longer eat of the tree of life.  They were driven from the garden and angels stood guard over the tree of life.

Adam  had to plant their own garden by the sweat of his brow and blisters on his hands and tiredness after a long hard day.  This did not exist before sin.

God gave them the plan for pleasing Him, under new circumstances including the yearly sacrifices.
 Adam would submit to God in the leading of His family and at his leading direct his family into the family structure God had laid out to them.   God is pleased  with us when we choose to follow His Word, his way.  Adam was to lead his family and direct His family into the ways of God.

God wants to bless us as we obey Him and trust Him even though it may be hard for us to do.  It's not always easy to put ourselves under the authority of someone else.  To be humble in the sight of God, we must be willing to place ourselves under the  authority he has placed over us.  The man is to protect and love  his  family and provide under God's plan for the family.  The wife and the children are to submit to the authority of the man as He submits to God and gives account to God for our souls. Children are to obey the mother in the home under the authority of the husband.  Though all our equal in importance to God. God has given us a place to serve Him within the family structure.

  The bible teaches husband and wife to submit to one to another.  There are times that the wife protects her husband, that's why the bible teaches us to submit one to another.  The bible teaches us to submit to the authorities in our lives. Though the wife is  not an authority over the man in the family,  He at times submits to her advice because He needs her to take that role under certain circumstances. (An example would be a sick husband or a very tired one.)   
  Your parents are given authority over you, they are there to protect and teach you.  To obey your parents and not grieve their hearts brings joy to God.    God blesses children who bless their parents, even in their old age.  

Hebrews  13:17
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
1Peter 5:5
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

    We know sometimes there are troubles in families- that are very, very difficult,  the bible speaks of these kinds of  situations.  I had some difficult things happen in my childhood, I could of became bitter about them,  though I didn't live perfectly, I continued to cry out to God to change me and to help me do what's right.  I could of become bitter over some things.    I could even become bitter over some things  today, but rather, by the grace of God, choose to seek God and His grace.
    Though none are perfect and we have had bad days, we just continue and ask God to help us to do better.  Stay in the Word of God, love him and obey him.  Our number one goal as Christians is to love and please God with our lives.  If we love God we will love others in both action and word, especially between husband, wife and children.  If we love God we will not be too prideful to follow his plan, his way. 
   If we have fallen short as Christians, in these things,  we must get back up, dust off discouragement.  Move forward into new hope and trust God all over again.  We can have renewed faith and renewed strength knowing we are forgiven of our failures and  can begin again.   
  Let us hold ourselves accountable unto God.  To help us through our difficulties and know that our goals are much bigger than this world. 
  
  Let us seek God today and pray,
Father God,  We come to you and ask you to help us obey the authorities over us with joy and with forgiveness in humbleness.  Help us each one to respect and love them for Christ sake.  Father you know  our difficulties and our hardships, help us to continue in your joy knowing that you work through our problems to make us and mold us into the person you want us to become.  Help us to love and to bring joy to those you have put over us.  I pray these things in the name of Christ Jesus amen.

Memory Verse
Hebrew 13:17
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

Susan Y Nikitenko
August 27th, 2017
Lesson




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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Something Was Not Good- What Was It? Lesson Part 1




Something Was Not Good- What Was It?
Lesson Part 1

        We've been talking about creation and the fall into sin of mankind.  I believe it's important for us to learn a little about Adam and Eve before we go into another biblical true story.  One wonderful thing about our loving God is that He loves us and He cares about how we feel.  I think Adam became very needful of a helper and friend.  He saw all the animals that God had made, every living thing had a mate, but  Adam didn't have one.  God said for the first time, after saying His creation was good, that something was not good.  He said, that it wasn't good for man to be alone.  Adam talked to God all the time, so maybe He asked why He didn't have a mate? 
     God put Adam into a deep sleep and God removed one of his ribs.  Then closed up his flesh and took the rib and formed Eve and brought her to meet Adam.  Adam said something about Eve when He met her.   Adam said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." Genesis 2:23 
    Adam and Eve were the very first creations made in the image of God.  Though all creation was beautiful and spectacular, they were not like the creation of  people. 
Genesis1:26
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
 Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
   Everything was perfect in the garden that God had made them.  No sin had ever been committed, no argument ever happened, only peace and tranquility abounded.  No animal or person had died or grew old during this time in biblical history.
   There was only one rule that God had given for them to obey.  They were allowed to eat of every tree of the garden but they could not eat of one tree,  the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  God warned them that if they did they would surely die.  Adam had a responsibility to tell  his wife about this rule.  I'm sure He took her on long walks and talked about how he named all the animals and how God created the world.  Adam was a spiritual teacher to his wife.  He told her about the rule God had given Him.  She being part of Him was to obey that rule also. 
   Adam and Eve were the first example of Man and Wife and it is through them we learn the way God wants us to think of marriage today.  Adam and Eve did not have parents, God parented them and gave them a warning, do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  He warned them that if they did that there would be serious consequences. 
   While Eve was out enjoying her day.  She was near by the forbidden tree and she noticed a serpent. The serpent talked to her and caught her attention.   The devil had disguised  himself as a serpent and tricked Eve into believing a lie.  He basically convinced her that God was not being honest  and was being selfish.  Eve was told ahead of time not eat of the forbidden fruit but Eve was caused to doubt God.  She took a bite and when Adam came along she offered it to Him and He also ate of it.
   The devil has the power to disguise himself.  The bible teaches us that the devil disguises himself as an angel of light.  He may appear to be very good and even shine like an angel, but He is a deceiver and  a enemy  to God and all believers.  When someone teaches contrary to what the bible teaches, He is a deceiver and is doing the work of Satan. 
    My daughter, was only three years old when she had a very upsetting dream.   She woke startled and fearful.  I comforted her and rocked her and asked her what was wrong.  In her little child voice, she told me an angel was trying to bind her with chains.  I asked her what the angel looked like and she said it was like a normal angel.  I told her it wasn't a good angel if He was trying to put her in chains.  I told her it was just a dream, prayed with her and sang to calm her heart. 
   In this way her dream was true, that Satan does desire to trap us and deceive us.  Just as He did Adam and Eve.  It could be drugs, alcohol, rebellion, wrong priorities or a false doctrine.  There are many things that Satan could use to hinder our walk with God.
     That day, Adam and Eve died spiritually to God and for the first time started to die physically.  Heartache started on the day they sinned because God was not happy with them and guilt filled their heart. 
     Sin always brings heartache and trouble.

Adams sin brought sin upon all mankind and because of this , we are all born in our sins.  All people need a Saviour.  God gave his only begotten Son to pay for our sins upon a cruel cross of suffering.  He paid our sin debt. 
   
We will all have a day to die and the question is "where will we go?"  Heaven or Hell.  God wants every person to be saved.  He's not willing that any should perish.   He leaves that decision up to you.  Don't believe the devil.  Jesus loves you and wants you to trust Him right now.  

Father God, I come to you in the name of your Son Jesus Christ,  I ask if there is anyone here that has fallen into some temptation, or has been pulled away from you in any way, that you will speak to their hearts today.  I pray they will come back to you with a renewed heart.  I pray that you will heal their hurts.  I pray that you would deliver them from evil.  I pray that you will save the souls of those seeking forgiveness and salvation.  Open hearts to your truth today and break the binds of sin.   In the name of Christ and His shed blood I pray this.  Amen
 


 Susan Y Nikitenko
August 19th, 2017
Lesson

Galatians
 1:8-9 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.


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Sunday, August 13, 2017

I Wonder What Adam Had to Say






Genesis 2:7
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Genesis 2:15
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it

I Wonder What Adam Had To Say

God made the seas  that sparkle in the light of a bright new morning,
 The reflecting sunset setting side a glowing moon at peace,
He made the stars to shine above in a dark wide sky, I wonder why.
He made the feeling of rest, just being blest in a silent pleasant breeze.

God made trees with fancy leaves, filled with fruit and nuts to taste;
And the thrill of  the rolling hills, that shine bright in clover red.
He made the sheep that graze an oasis of peaceful waters;
And the deer with her fawn upon a leafy forest bed.

I wonder what Adam had to say, when he woke up on that day;
To see for the first time the great creation, that God had made.
He was formed from the dust of the ground, woke up to sight and to sound;
I'm sure He was awed at the good works of God, on that great day.

God made the crickets to sing together on the summer nights,
The rooster to crow good-morning  with a how do you do. Cockeldoodledoooo
He made the birds with wings , they love to  fly and to sing all day.
He made forests  and streams, waters that fall and ev'ry day new.

He made the day and the night, He made everything right;
The lizard, the frog, the ox , the dog, and the kitten so small.
The rowdy chipmunk, the squirrel and the skunk, but it didn't stink;
The bird and the beasts, the great and the least,  God made them all

I wonder what Adam had to say, when he woke up on that day;
To see for the first time the great creation, that God had made.
He was formed from the dust of the ground, woke up to sight and to sound;
I'm sure He was awed at the good works of God, on that great day.

 He woke up to God, who gave him a face  in a perfect place.
 He woke up to a blue sky, cranes flying by, the grass at his feet;
Elephants, kangaroos, chimpanzees  and zebras too.
He walked in the garden by the trees, found lots of food to eat.

All the animals gathered around Him, he gave each one a name;
The bunny, the bat, the raccoon, the cat, and the tiger too.
 He could set back and rest and knew he was blest, in his new world;
In the garden that God had made him, He had plenty to do.

I wonder what Adam had to say, when he woke up on that day;
To see for the first time the great creation, that God had made.
He was formed from the dust of the ground, woke up to sight and to sound;
I'm sure He was awed at the good works of God, on that great day.

Susan Y Nikitenko
August 12th/13th 2017
Poem Song



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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Not Tall Enough - Philippians 1:8




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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Our Bundle of Joy



Our A Bundle Of Joy

When babies are born they cry at birth.  I always have heard that babies were spanked at birth because it cleared out the air passage to the lungs.  Babies cry normally for food or any discomfort, but laughter is something that comes later, at least it did with Anna.  Anna is my 5 1/2 month old granddaughter.   

Anna started laughing in her sleep around 3 1/2  months old.  My daughter told me she could hear her laugh in the middle of the night in her sleep.  This happened a few times until the day I was in the middle of changing her clothes.  I was taking her little shirt off and my fingers were under her arm while I was trying to take her arm out of her sleeve.  She starting laughing and even surprised herself.  I had discovered Anna is ticklish under the arms and also under her chin.  The day that Anna learned to smile and laugh has brought laughter and smiles to every gathering of our church and family since.  When Anna smiles the whole room starts smiling.  When Anna was born she looked so  grumpy,  and other people noticed she looked grumpy but she had not learned how to smile yet.   Just because she looked grumpy didn't mean she was.  It amazes me how a new baby can bring so much joy.  I'm sure that's why we call new babies a "bundle of joy".

Something Anna has learned, as young as she is, is to be gentle.  She's learned how to reach her hands to my face.  Anna has reached both hands to my face and looked into my eyes, cooing.  It was definitely a way to say " I love you."  Last night I was so surprised by her.  She had bit down too hard on her teething ring and I rocked her and I let her know I felt bad for her.  I comforted her and she settled down.  Afterwards she put her right hand to my cheek, looked into my eyes and talked away in baby language.  I can hardly describe the feeling of  joy I felt when my grandbaby started talking to me with love in her eyes .  The look in her eyes, brought me joy.  She is so sweet and seems especially smart to be able to express herself that way already.  I just do not remember my grown children expressing  themselves the same way when they were infants.  

When a new baby comes along everybody starts acting like children, Even grandpa.  Everybody makes funny voices and sounds.  The whole family joins in bouncing the baby. smiling with baby, talking like baby and helping with baby.  I have always heard there's no feeling so wonderful than to be a grandparent and I believe that to be true.  There is no doubt about it, Anna has been and is a bundle of joy. 

Susan Y Nikitenko
July 17th, 2017

Our Bundle Of Joy


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Monday, June 12, 2017

Just A Thought I'm Pondering


I went to the zoo with my family and a very
 interesting thing happened.
 A little tiny four or five year old girl that I have never met
looked up at me and said "whoremonger."
I'm guessing she was repeating her parents.
  It wasn't hello or something friendly, just "whoremonger".
It's a shame that little children are being taught to be
mean to people.  She probably didn't even know
what she was saying but it was shocking and left an
imprint in my mind and heart.  The bible does say
whoremongers but I'm not sure that should be a
word that should be taught to little
children to say directly to someone.
Besides if for some reason the child thought I was a
whoremonger, why would she?





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Saturday, June 3, 2017

The New Things God Created






The New Things God Created 


The bible doesn't  say that there will be any new animals or plants created by God.  We do know however, if He wanted to he could.  There are a couple instances in scripture that God promises new things under unusual circumstances.   They were miracles that involved temporary atmospheric  change not known to man.   Most of the time it was where circumstances and prayer meet, but sometimes it is the circumstance of sin.
   Before the curse of sin entered the world it was perfect , but after the fall of man the earth brought forth poisonous plants, and thorns.  Earth brought forth biting bugs and destructive larvae.  What once was harmless in the perfect world became harmful in a sinful world.  Death was daily in some form. 
   One of the first atmospheric changes was the first time it rained upon the earth.  God's heart was grieved because the whole earth turned away from Him and chose even the vilest of sins to rule their hearts.  People's imaginations were evil continually.  God knows the heart of each person and He knew their hearts.  God took note of one person and His family, Noah and His family.  Noah was a man of faith and pleased God with his life.  God told Noah to build an ark, and to warn every person of a coming disaster that would befall the known world.   They didn't believe Noah, but laughed at Him and mocked him.  One hundred years He preached to a rebellious people, that hated God in their actions.  They had never seen rain before.  God destroyed all of the world with a flood that killed every living person upon the earth except eight people.  All creatures died except  two  of each kind of creature and animals for sacrifices.
  God created a new thing, a rainbow , the rainbow is a symbol of His promise  never  to destroy the world again with a flood.  The rainbow belongs to God and He gets full credit for it.  The name rainbow originated from God,  it is a proven fact that it belongs to God.   All the rights belong to Him.  God, meaning our great creator, who created the heaven and the earth. created the rainbow.  The rainbow was introduced to Noah and his family while they were praying and giving thanks with sacrifices for their sins unto God. 

  God always keeps His promises, He never lies, He cannot lie because He is perfect.  He doesn't want us to lie either.  Even a little white lie, as some call it, is a sin to God.  It only takes one sin to need a Saviour.  Our Saviour is Christ Jesus who gave His life for our sins.  Forgiveness is available to all who believe and trust Christ for salvation.
  
God promises if we turn to Him, trust Him for salvation and give our lives to Him.  He will give us a new heart.  
 Ezekiel  36:26
 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

The heart that God is talking about here is not our beating heart physically, but the center of everything we are and how we think.  It will be changed and we will become a new person in Christ.   God opens our hearts to the truth of His Word.  God desires that all people be saved from the punishment of eternal hell.  He offers the gift of eternal life to all who will accept Christ by faith. Christ then comes into our heart and abides with us day to day. We can pray directly to God through Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 

For years and years the Christian faith has used the butterfly as a symbol of becoming a new creature in Christ.  God is the author and maker of the butterfly.  It was one of the creatures on Noah's Ark.  The butterfly is the most beautiful insect of God's creation.   God gets full credit for the butterfly and owns all the rights.  He is the original author. 
 
God causes a change within us when we believe, we become children of God.  We are adopted into the family of God. 

 Romans 10:9  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 with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

In the old testament God makes a new thing as a judgment to those who provoke him.  There's a few times the Bible speaks of the earth swallowing up people who provoke Him. 

Numbers 16:30
But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.

The bible teaches us to fear the Lord.   Wisdom will lead us to fear Him and love Him.  God speaks of hell more than He does about heaven. We all have a soul that lives forever and after we die we will go one of two places heaven or hell.  Our soul will leave our body and we will wake up in one of those places.  If we are truly children of God through Christ.  We will wake up in the presence of our God.  If we have rejected Christ and His way of salvation we will wake up in eternal fire and suffering.

Psalms  111:10 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.


Young People,
God's desire for you is to know Him and trust Him.  We are all sinners, we have all fallen short.  It is by God's love and mercy that we may find forgiveness for our souls.  God doesn't want anyone to go to hell, He's not willing that any perish into eternal damnation.  People have a choice to accept or reject Christ.  God leaves that up to you.  Choose you this day whom ye shall serve.   God has chosen to give you His Word. Faith cometh by hearing the Word of God.  Pray today to God and ask Him to help you understand His Word and He will help you to understand.  He knows if you really want to know.

Father God,  I pray that you will open the eyes of those listening today, that they will understand your
Word.  I pray that they would grow in wisdom today by realizing that there are circumstances for the choices we make in life.  Thank -you Lord for your mercy upon us.  Keep us from evil and direct our paths.

In Christ Name I Pray This, Amen

Examples Of The Earth Opening:

Susan Nikitenko
June 3rd, 2016

Genesis 9:11-15

And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.






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