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Volume 2 | Issue 6 | August 2013
Welcome to The Encouragement Chronicles
The SIXTH edition of The Encouragement Chronicles contains some interesting facts and statistics which have me Encouraged! Listed in the following two tables are just the Facebook tracking numbers shared with a friend within the last week.
Facebook | Where About the Globe Are People Accessing?
|USA||Bosnia & Herzegovina||Brazil||Canada||France||Honduras|
|Philippines||Romania||South Africa||Uganda||United Kingdom|
Facebook | Where About the United States are People Accessing?
|Alabama||Florida||Indiana||New York||North Carolina||Ohio|
After beginning to think the Global reach was doing well, the actual Website reports were reviewed with these findings:
Websites | Where About the Globe Are People Accessing?
|Slovenia||South Africa||South Korea||Spain||Sweden|
|United Arab Emirates||United Kingdom||USA||USA Government||USA Military|
Notice that the “golden” countries match the Facebook utilization/access as well on thirteen (13) accounts. Here comes the the most important statistic of all, this year 64,803 people have accessed the Websites – not hits, but actual sessions, people on machines, accessing the DeliverTheWord.com suite of tools. The hits registration is into the millions, yes 1,000,000’s of them because that counts the every element on a page, whether that be text, a image, a button or anything else – which is not as statistically important, although some folks really pay attention to it. There are people who have been influenced by a Family Ministry Website of photos enhanced by God’s Word in fifty-seven (57) countries around the world – fifty-six (56) outside the USA. It is much more time consuming to figure out where people inside the USA come from, so that statistic is not being presented in this update.
Well worth the effort I’d say – how about you??? Will you help us continue to expand both here in our own city, state, country and into the rest of the known world? Share a favorite image or Series with someone, so they can be Encouraged too.
Hope you will be Encouraged by a few New Series and a highlight of a few more! REMEMBER: Share this Chronicle with someone you love and care for, it may be just what they need to be Encouraged.
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Series Showcase | Why Do You BELIEVE What You BELIEVE?
From a Christian’s perspective, have an interesting question to pose in today’s world of ever changing answers, seriously… Why Do You Believe What You Believe? Am finding more and more people are so quick to say they believe “this” or “that” because “someone else says so”. Very few people have ever said to me “because the Bible says so” or “I believe that the Holy Spirit has convicted me” of this or that. A little more digging often yields a philosophy of doing what a parent, grandparent or close family friend has “always done it this way and I don’t see any need to change it”.
Looked at several books on the subject as this Series was being researched, which even further puzzled me. They were either so stiff as to not even present something spiritually possible or so lax as to define a system of beliefs from a worldly perspective which were even MORE crazy to the far LEFT of center. Then of course, THE BOOK was referenced unto the inside of It’s covers a LOOK, the answer was found in a most Encouraging manner.
Fifteen Scripture References
There is a primary image which shares “By Faith” and then an additional fourteen (14) supporting images with Scriptures to Encourage we as Christians to be able to share with others Why we Believe What we do! Those include:
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What This Series is NOT
This Series is NOT a Theological debate or an Apologetics study, rather it is a presentation of Bible Scripture references to help each of us as Christians to have a number of reminders of “why” we believe what we believe. Each of us should have direct biblical knowledge of Scripture to answer not only those day to day challenges we are presented with from all directions, but also actual reference information that we go directly, to show others where we get it from as a matter of witness, as well as, confirmation.
Those “putting a finger on it” moments can be a very power motivator for sharing with someone our Faith in Christ. You and I can have a rock solid reason and reasoning for doing what we do for our Creator God, by example of our Lord Jesus Christ, displaying the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in Temple which we are of the Living God.
Let us each live in such a manner that each of these verses will be taken as the Gospel in our own lives and understood to be what are living out each and every day.
Read the entire contents of Why Do You BELIEVE What You BELIEVE?: http://delivertheword.com/whydoyoubelievewhatyoubelieve
Series Spotlight | Lessons From Job
Website | http://delivertheword.com/lessonsfromjob
This very touching and very specifically designed series of prints are special for a number of reasons. First off, the person who preached the sermons with these headings, just so happens to have been my Youth Director/Pastor from Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church while attending the 9th and 10th grades at Chocowinity High School. Yes – Chocowinity is spelled correctly… Rev. Jeff Jones is the Pastor of Hilltop Church in Fuquay-Varina (again, that is a correct spelling for those that are not in this neck of the woods). He knows personally about “seeing things in perspective”, as rough waters have been found his way, giving a “birds-eye perspective” with each of these prints.
Secondly, this very first print (found on this Web page) was designed and given to a VERY dear Brother of a Brother in our ministry. Bro. Bert (the dear Brother) was an outstanding and gifted viewer of perspective… Each of the series normally starts with a person in mind, as did this one, but as one begins to understand the “why” it is special, that’s when your heart is going to get changed. You see Bro. Bert died from Prostate Cancer and this one was the print that came directly from me to him. Even to the last, Bro. Bert kept an eye and heart on God’s perspective.
Our daughter helped with the image choice, which was taken at the JC Raulston Arboretum on the campus of NC State University (for those of you that know me, my Purple and Gold representing East Carolina University has NOT run anywhere). As blue colors of things were being flipped through, she stopped me at this blue one, exclaiming that it looked like doves hovering around something. At first, didn’t want to use the photo because of the “imperfection” in one of the petals, which is where from the mouth of babes things come “but Daddy, we are not perfect and that dove right there IS Bro. Bert, they are hovering around because he is getting fixed” – talk about touching…
Bro. Bert was so appreciative and kind with the gesture of appreciation and kindness when receiving his print – for he had been faithful to pray for an item close to my heat, letting me know periodically that he was still doing so. After explaining the circle of doves and the color blue (pink just didn’t seem to suit him well…), remember him being taken in by the statement as he read it several times – glancing at it over and over and saying yes with each returned look.
A Slightly Different Direction
The set of prints originally started as four (4) images, with of course “Wonderful” in blue, but there are actually 3 sets of them, with the same layout, just different photos. The following is a list of words in which the prints were built:
Life is much of what we make of it, which these four prints with a pointed set of stated FACTS, is a fantastic reminder of the four guard posts we should have established in our lives. The reference is an entire book of the Bible: JOB, which is where this series got the name – “Lessons from Job – By Jeff Jones”. For me it is important, so important in fact that these prints hang in my office, just above my desk to daily remind me of them, should they be even for a moment tucked away in my mind.
Getting Them Into Someone’s Hands
After trying unsuccessfully several times to get the finished set of original prints to Bro. Jeff, finally decided to give them to Hilltop Church’s Youth Pastor to give to Bro. Jeff in hopes that Ms. Rose, Bro. Jeff’s wife, would want to hang them. From my understanding… They hang in Bro. Jeff’s office – mission accomplished!
The Prints Listed In Order
Each of the four points have a pointed statement boiled down into single words and then a wrapper of phrases is employed to captivate the viewers attention which are described in the following chart.:
- Wonderful – God’s Wonderful Plan Is Only Wonderful Through His Perspective
- Separation – Biblical Separation is Your Pathway to Closeness with Our God
- Forgive – The Way to Forgive Others is the Way God Forgives Me
- Decisions – Life is the Sum Total of Your Decisions, Every Choice Must Matter
Read the entire contents of Lessons From Job: http://delivertheword.com/lessonsfromjob
Series Spotlight | I’m Not Going To Go
Website | http://delivertheword.com/imnotgoingtogo
This Series has been nine (9) months in the making for several reasons – (1) it is an odd size, which presents a challenge on how to print them and (2) wanted to consider again how we can have the same response that Moses did for ourselves, our families, our church. An interesting quote grab from Matthew Henry set in motion the purposed delay, it follows:
Matthew Henry’s Commentary On The Whole Bible
“Note, God’s special presence with us in this wilderness, by his Spirit and grace, to direct, defend, and comfort us, is the surest pledge of his special love to us and will redound to his glory as well as our benefit.” (speaking/writing on Exodus 33:16 | King James Version)
We can purpose in our hearts in our daily walk with the LORD to only GO where He Leads, instead of going wherever we want and then think we can “justify” it by asking the LORD to come to where each of us are already. The statement made by our Pastor (Sermon from October 24, 2012, entitled “A Meeting With The LORD”) is this:
Statement Which Is Basis For This Series
“I’m Not Going To Go If You Don’t Go With Me”
Moses wanted to see God’s Glory in Exodus 33:20 “I beseech Thee, show me Thy Glory” to the point he was willing to do all the things Commanded of Him. Moses was persistent in his asking how it would be known that His people had “found grace” in the Sight of the Sustaining God. He further entreats the LORD as he promises to make all his “goodness pass before” Him, that he would “proclaim the name of the LORD” before Him, being also Gracious and showing Mercy to all those who should be.
His persistence was rewarded on the LORD’s terms – Moses would be allowed to “see” God’s Glory from behind, as “shall no man see Me, and live” was told him. The LORD indicated a place where Moses would be protected, giving him instruction of where to stand, the expectation of when it would take place and what he would be allowed to see.
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Instructions For Each of Us Today
Would we be so bold as to ask God the Father to show us His Glory? Are we willing to seek Him where we would ask to look upon His Splendor and Magnificence? Will we be willing to seek out His Divine Presence, such that we might be an Honor to Him and make Known His Gracious Provision for all that will “Follow” Him?
We can have that Reassurance and be given Encouragement, by sincerely seeking the LORD’s direction in each area of our lives, not wanting to go anywhere without our Heavenly Father. Moses point blank asked the One and True God of Creation to show him the Way. By our prayer, we can be quickened, to be ready to go wherever the LORD leads, all the while refusing to go to or thru those places where He says not to go.
While we do not have the “pillar of smoke” or “cloud” as Moses did in his day, we do have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to guide us. Knowing what the LORD has done, as in our reading of the Holy Scriptures, will help us to better know what can be asked for, which also gives us the foundation of where to start.
Are we humbled, dedicated and seeking in a manner that we can, along with Moses of old, ask to see God’s Glory? Will we keep approaching the Throne Room of Heaven until we get an answer as to what we should each do, go, say, consume, refrain from, look upon, touch and run away from? We can, Moses did – and He GOT what he ASKED of the LORD!
Read the entire contents of I’m Not Going To Go: http://delivertheword.com/imnotgoingtogo
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