Shared from “Heritage Baptist Church”
Shared from “Heritage Baptist Bulletin”
Sharing blessings from, “Heritage Baptist Bullentin”
I love reading this story. It is such a blessing to read how the Lord speaks to hearts in different ways. There are so many beautiful stories in God’s word, which is the best of best books to read.
And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.
And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,
Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.
Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:
In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?
Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.
Acts 8:26-39 KJV
How did the Lord touch your heart?
It was on a Sunday night for me. I was under deep conviction all day. When the preaching was over Sunday night, I stepped out and to the alter I went. Praying, I confessed my sins and gave my heart to Jesus. How forgiving and how merciful our Lord is!
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.
Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV
Teaching kindergarten in a private Christian school for many years, we would always work on memorizing this wonderful psalm of praise.
Children memorize so easily when you review a little bit each day. By the end of the year it would be part of our graduation program, which they could say easily.
I can see them now as they would say….enter into his gates with thanksgiving ( hands folded together as praying hands) 🙏🙇 and into his courts with praise (lifting their hands in praise).🙌🙆
What a joy and a blessing it was to the parents and others to see and hear what the children had learned their first year in school.
We do have so much to be thankful for, so as I think of gate, I think of…..
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord , all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
My daughter decided she wanted to bake tonight and made some very edible chocolate chip cookies.
Even when I’m trying to watch what I eat I cannot turn down her cookies that she enjoys making. She may sometimes think they are not edible…but I always find them plenty edible…to eat to many.
So thankful the Lord provides in every way he does.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
1 Timothy 6:8 KJV
Back in 1984, I committed my life unto the Lord after he saved me and changed my heart. In no way am I perfect, but I have been forgiven.
I am so thankful that He loves me, and my sins are forever forgotten.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 KJV
Committed unto the Lord, I give my life,
To be a servant and each day a better wife.
A mom, grandma, and a teacher too
desiring to please God, whatever I do.
I want to be a light, and with my heart share,
Desiring to help others,for I really do care.
Through His word, prayer, and songs,
To Him, I know to Him my life belongs.