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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: Hello Everyone
« Last post by Chaplain Elizabeth on March 16, 2018, 17:26:50 »
It's wonderful to hear from you, sir!  May God continue to bless you just as you bless those you minister to.
Kept in the Time of Trouble … John 18.1-11   

Jesus took His disciples into the garden where His enemies’ would soon appear with the intent of arresting Him. The Lord didn’t want anything to happen to the disciples, so, knowing the critical outcome, Jesus stood before His enemies to avoid any harm coming to those His Father had given Him.  Jesus’ control of His enemies did not alter the plan of His Father. Jesus controlled the enemies for the sole purpose of protecting the disciples. It was Jesus’ supreme sacrifice which He would accomplish only after He had revealed and ministered for over three years. Most assuredly, this would suggest that, in our own Christian lives, we can  only master God’s plan for us in the world until we have prayed and given of ourselves to the world. Jesus acted to save others, but He did not act to save Himself. He did this by going before His enemies and drawing their attention toward Him, and Him alone. Even when Peter attempted to keep Jesus from being arrested, did Peter strike Malchus. Even then, Jesus acted to heal the enemy and remind Peter of His Father’s mission.  God’s plan, not only in Jesus’ life, but ours too, must be completely accomplished.
Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: Hello Everyone
« Last post by Rev. Richard on March 14, 2018, 19:44:21 »
Still in there at 81 years old. Ministering still at a nursing/rehab center  on sw chicago.
New Address and phone number....

Rev. Gerald Casselman
55368 Priem Road
Elkhart, Indiana 46514
Hi Elizabeth... Happy it was an inspiration to you.  It sure is a powerful thought provoking passage.   Blessings...  jerry Casselman 
I very much enjoyed reading that. 
Thank you for sharing it.
Have a wonderful week.
Wanted Branches… Dead or Alive  John 15:1-17
Jesus speaks to his chosen about staying connected to Him; as He is connected to the heavenly Father. This connection is necessary because it will enable them to bring others into the connection of man to God.

The Gardner, who is the Father, takes the Vine ‘Jesus’ and cuts away worthless branches; while He ‘the Father’ prunes the healthy branches for the enablement to grow and produce; production of new followers of Jesus Christ.

The Father and the Son have this inner connected relationship; with that same relationship developing in the life of the disciples to Jesus. So, the Gardener (Father) has inner relationship with the Vine (Jesus) who then extends to the branches (disciples) who are being cut and pruned to enable new fruit (new disciples to Jesus). Since there is a connection relationship, there is also a disconnection relationship; one is which the branch on the Vine is worthless (Father as the Gardener, Jesus the Vine and Christians as the branches). The desire of the Father who is the Gardner is that branches produce fruit (fruit being new followers of Jesus). If the branch is not connected to the Vine by being a part of bringing others to Jesus, then that branch is worthless. The result is that that worthless branch is cut away, picked up and thrown into the fire; while the character of the healthy branch experiences 1) answers to prayers and 2) brings glory to God for the good work.

Healthy branches will demonstrate all that they do through the love which comes from the Father through the Son to the individual branches; also the body of Christ (Church).  Joy is the fulfillment of the branch who obeys to the love of the Father. The demonstration of this love, coming from the Father through the Son to the branches, is love that lays down life for the branches (friends) already in compliance with the Father; who works to produce other fruit upon the branches.
This high call of the branches is the call of Jesus upon His disciples. These are especially called and appointed to seek out others who will honestly come to the heavenly Father. The Father’s love flowing through lasting fruit, fruit the product of the branches, experiences answers to prayers as they glorify the Father.               
Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: Hello Everyone
« Last post by Chaplain Elizabeth on March 01, 2018, 09:16:27 »
Yes, and I hope you are as well, dear sir, on this fine first day of March!
Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Hello Everyone
« Last post by Dr. Allen Strickland on March 01, 2018, 07:54:50 »
 Hope everyone is doing Good.    Allen
Star Village Chapel: Sharing Sermons and Christian Notes / Heaven
« Last post by Chaplain Elizabeth on February 24, 2018, 11:36:11 »
"Heaven will be the perfection we've always longed for. All the things that made Earth unlovely and tragic will be absent in heaven."     

- Billy Graham
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