It is GOD who BLESSES and TRANSFORMS...

This is a blog for women who:

(1) Desire to be transformed by JESUS' LOVE, HOLINESS, AND GRACE; (2) Believe that GOD'S WORD is the true Spirit food for HIS HOLY SPIRIT who lives within us; (3) Submit to GOD and walk this journey of life with HIM transforming us more and more into HIS likeness.

It's a blog about the POWER OF TRANSFORMED LIVES. Let's begin with yours and mine and pass it on... 1 + 1 + 1...

Since God's Holy Spirit lives inside a christian, let's choose to be nurtured and transformed by feasting daily on Holy Spirit food - God's Word - The Holy Bible..

Once in a while I take a hiatus from writing, but I have begun again on Easter Sunday 2013. Usually, there will be multiple blog postings each week. You are invited to use it as part of your daily quiet time. Topics may run for several months at a time. The current topic is posted over on the right side bar. Each week, I will try to connect to a song or two that goes with our current topic.

Each day of the week follows a special format: Sunday in the Son; Meditation Monday; GratiTuesday; Women in the Word Wednesday; Transforming Thursday; Family Fellowship Friday; and, Ketchup and Mustard Saturday.

There's a whole lot here! Take your time to browse. Please come back and visit often. Welcome!

Because of Jesus, we can be family,

Patti



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Romans 12:1-2 "Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect."

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

IN ME BECAUSE I OBEYED!

WOMEN IN THE WORD WEDNESDAY
In Acts 5, not too long after Jesus had ascended to heaven...not too long after the apostles gathered at the day of Pentecost and on that day 3,000 were baptized into Christ...not too long after...we arrive in Acts 5 where there's a lot going on with the apostles. They're performing miracles! They're healing the sick! They're casting out evil spirits! Guess who gets jealous? The high priest! Yeah! The high priest and his fellow members of the Sadducee party. (They were "sad, you see" because they did not believe in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead!). So, do you know what these jealous grown men did? They had the apostles thrown in jail! Now, here's where it gets interesting - an angel shows up in the jail! Let's start the story in verse 19:
"But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. 20 "Go, stand in the temple courts," he said, "and tell the people the full message of this new life."
21 At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people. When the high priest and his associates arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin-the full assembly of the elders of Israel-and sent to the jail for the apostles. 22 But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported, 23 "We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside." 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were puzzled, wondering what would come of this.
25 Then someone came and said, "Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people."
26 At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them.
27 Having brought the apostles, they made them appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. 28 "We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name," he said. "Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man's
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29 Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men! 30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead-whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree. 31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel. 32 We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him."
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Last week we memorized Acts 2:38 that tells what Peter told the crowd of people at Pentecost to do in order to be saved and receive the Holy Spirit. This week we've moved along 3 chapters and Peter is once again speaking boldly. Let's memorize these new words of Peter's this week:
"We must obey God rather than men! 30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead-whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree. 31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might give repentance and forgiveness ofsins to Israel. 32 We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him."
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HERE, LET'S PRACTICE!
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29 Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must ________ _________ rather than men! 30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead-whom you had killed by hanging Him on a tree. 31 God exalted Him to His own right hand as Prince and Savior that He might give ___________________ and __________________ ____ ______ to Israel. 32 We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom ________ ______ _______to those who obey Him."
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29 Peter and the ______ ________ replied: "We must obey God ________ ______ ____! 30 The ______ ___ ____ ________ raised Jesus from the dead-whom you had killed by hanging Him on a tree. 31 God exalted Him to His own right hand as _________ and __________ that He might give repentance and forgiveness of sins ____ ________. 32 We are witnesses of these things, and so is the _______ ________, whom God has given to those who obey Him."
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29 Peter and the other apostles __________: "We _______ obey God rather than men! 30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead-whom ____ ____ _________ ___ ___________ ____on a tree. 31 God __________ Him to His own right hand as Prince and Savior that He might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel. 32 We are _________ of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who ________ Him."
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