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Compassion at the Cross..

Pain and discomfort makes us less compassionate. We are angry at those who bring difficulty our way. It is virtually impossible for a man to think of others when he ‘himself’ suffers so much.  But, suppose, in our suffering, depression or trouble we saw one of our own family members, or maybe one of our children, cry out in their trouble.  Suddenly, that family member causes us to look beyond our own suffering to that family member, son or daughter whom we love. Men may look beyond their  pain to that spouse or child they love so much.

When Jesus was on the cross dying, they put nails through him, took his clothes off and said He was just a man claiming to be God’s choice to the world.  The nation of Israel, was in fact, looking for God’s choice and Savior to the world, but they couldn’t accept Jesus as that choice; due to His inability to come down from the cross.  But God’s plan for you and I to be forgiven of sins and a right path to God was the plan of God through Jesus voluntarily laying down His life for His friends.

A man may care for his family as he lay dying; however, only Jesus could make the provision of life to His family through His death.   In John 19.25-27, Jesus was on the cross dying as He suddenly looked through His pain, down from the cross, and made provision for His mother. He put her into the care of one of His disciples.  He trusted this one disciple to care for His mother. This was caring for your blood line while you were dying. However, there were other people at the cross; many who loved Jesus. But, these followers of Jesus knew Jesus to be the Son of God voluntarily laying down His life for His friends.  The provision Jesus was making for His mother by putting her into the care of His disciple was, and is, symbolical of the provision of life and relationship to God possible. Through His pain, He saw our need. It is for followers at the cross even today. Through His pain, Jesus provides a life of forgiveness and eternal care. This is one you won’t want to miss for the world. Jesus says, “I will care for you; I have a compassion for the lost.” 

John 19.25-27 

25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home   

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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: anybody here?
« Last post by PastorGerald on February 16, 2019, 09:30:01 »
Rev. Clint..

How are you..?     Yes, we are here. I understand the web system / site has been hacked.   Can you fill me in on where you are located, your ministry and where the Lord is leading you... ?

Rev. Gerald Casselman, Board Member
574.606.3565 
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Star Village Chapel: Sharing Sermons and Christian Notes / Handling Truth
« Last post by PastorGerald on February 13, 2019, 08:32:47 »
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
John 8.32
Very seldom does a man enjoy the truth. Truth is necessary, and sometimes, the truth is hard to take. When truth comes to a man, he has a decision to make. The questions may be, "Should I attack or reject the one who spoke the truth" or Should I brush it off because, after all, I already have, what I believe, to be the truth with in me."? The third option may be, which is more honorable, is "maybe the source who spoke the truth really is a valid truth."
In the Bible verse 'John 8.32,' Jesus spoke this to Jews who were offended by the truth. Just like today, truth often makes us feel offended. The Jews arguing with Jesus were not qualified to be Jesus.
Truth is a good thing; even though it often offends. Truth can either hurt or it can praise. Whatever the nature of truth, it should be examined and thought out, and if found to be accurate, then truth, whether offensive or praiseworthy, ought to be taken within the soul.
Jesus once told a man ..... " Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." Luke 18.22
This was a hard truth; for the man was very wealthy. It was a necessary truth, but it was an offensive truth. To accept this truth would have been a wonderful freedom for the man; however, we are not told what the man ultimately did; only that he walked away very sad.
What truth is God offering you today? Do you think the one who offered truth is arrogant. Perhaps, the one who gave the truth is not qualified or, maybe the truth offered, was done to hurt. In this case, we would want to seriously examine the truth offered. But, be careful, it may actually be vital truth.
Back in my college days, I had professors, one in particular, who spoke truth to me. Sometimes, it was very upsetting. I even questioned within my heart, the Christian nature of the professor. But, you know, it was truth which I had to face. The truth spoken, was not truth to destroy me; it was however, truth to prepare me for greater truths yet to come.
If someone offers you a fact today, examine it for the possibility of being truth. Since God is speaking truth to you everyday, biblically examine it to see if God is really the Speaker. When you find that God is speaking a truth, be willing to accept it. It is for the good... Remember, Jesus said "the truth will set you free' John 8.32.
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: anybody here?
« Last post by Rev. Clint on February 12, 2019, 08:55:23 »
I'm hanging in there.
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: Ministry Website
« Last post by Rev. Clint on February 12, 2019, 08:54:57 »
Sorry to hear.  :(
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When Living Meets Loosing

I see God’s people in this great big arena; having one opening chance for full life’s living.  God has sent one person, out of many, to come to that opening to catch the attention of all the people of God in that arena. It was good to be one of God’s people in that arena; however, God is now bringing His fullness of life to the door of that arena. It is important for God’s people to keep their eyes on the door; for God’s sent Person appears at any moment. When the Person appears, God’s  people had better have their eyes focused for Him at the door; focus is imperative. The voice of the Person speaks, and another necessity develops; which is hearing.  Now, God’s people in the large arena must not only see, they must hear. Hearing is imperative; for the voice is the true voice of God speaking through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Person of God appearing at the door of the large arena where all God’s people live.

Meanwhile, there are impostors of God attempting to climb the wall of the arena; gaining entrance into the arena of God’s people in an attempt to steal, kill and destroy. These impostors come in and abort babies out of believers’ wombs and abort truth out of truth. They take life away from God’s people. They take true doctrine and desire for the things of God away.  They’ve already managed to take life away from the world. The arena of God’s people depend upon this Person of God ‘Jesus Christ’ to visually see and hear Him coming to the door of the arena.  While the impostors try to climb over walls, the true Person of God appears at the door of the arena. Do you see Him? Can you keep your focus? Do you hear Him? 

If you know whom to run from and who to run to, you will know to run to Jesus Christ. Some times, people have false ideas that rob the truth from the truth. Many want to make true, in their minds, what is not really true.  There are things they must run from; fiercely away from impostor thinking and persuasion. The only true One from God appears at the door. God’s people, who have been watching for Him, see, hear and follow Him.     

Now, if we see Jesus at this door, we will want to run to Him so that we may flow through Him.  Life is meeting the loosing. Those who run to Jesus Christ run or flow through Him as access to God. Here, God’s people, who have seen, have heard and have followed are those who go through the door ‘Jesus’ and out to a pasture of complete provision of life. This life, though lived in the physical, is understood and empowered out of the realm of the life of the Spirit.

God’s people may know this complete life in the Spirit where they see, hear and follow Jesus; to find its completion in abundant life.   Finally, we see what kind of Jesus we see and have followed; for we owe this great life of abundance to the Suffering Servant who lays down His life for His people.   Now, God’s people have their rightful Owner fighting off the impostors and standing in the way of anything that may assault the people of God.

The door represent life. At this door of this great arena, God’s Rightful Owner (Jesus Christ) of His people shows up to call and lead His people out to great provisions.  Loss is when we succumb to anything less than God’s truth.   Thus, we have ‘When Living Meets Loosing.’…  See John 10.1-14   
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Ministry Website
« Last post by Bishop Harry on February 03, 2019, 11:16:36 »
Attention Members

Our ministry website was hacked and the person or persons messed us up bad, I need anyone with Website knowledge to help repair the damage as I can't make heads or tails out of what they did and if I can't get help with this I will have to pay GoDaddy a large chunk to make the repairs.

Rev. Harry Greene
Senior Administrative Bishop
Star Vision Christian Ministries, Inc.
123 Thurman Drive, Thomaston, GA 30286
1-706-427-8054

"Ask not what God can do for you but what you can do for God" Called to Ministry and answering God's call.
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Pastor Elizabeth..

I have just discovered your good response to my sermon devotion...  Thank you... i'm happy the blessing God gave me over His Word passed onto a blessing for you...   


Pastor gerald
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Bless all the dear children in Your tender care, and fit us for heaven, to live with You there.

BECOMING AN ETERNAL CHILD OF JESUS

Once again, this morning, I took my daughter to school. She is the most awesome 'rose' in my life. She's a child with a colorful personality. She is a child, and God wants her in His realm. Along with her, I watch all her classmates walk in the door of that school. God is in love with those kids. He wants them all to learn to live in His realm before they grow up and really learn to rebel. Isn't it true that we are all the Lord's children? No matter how old I am, I am a child of the King. Life has been rugged, challenging and exciting. I have known pains and joys wherever I have lived over the past and in the many of our United States of America. I have caused pain for others 'positive and negative', and I have lead some to experience the joy of the Lord. I am a child walking into the schoolhouse with all my school mates. I have discovered, over the last few years, some inner rebellion, but I have also discovered the Lord's grace upon grace.

Who would walk with me through the doors of the school house of God? Who would become that child; that student of God? Who would learn to follow the King Jesus; rather than to grow up and rebel against the only hope of being an eternal child of God?

Bless all the dear children in Your tender care, and fit us for heaven to live with Your there.
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: anybody here?
« Last post by Bishop Harry on January 27, 2019, 14:16:25 »
I am here brother.
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