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Jennifer Jo Weiss

Blog posts June 2009

Paul and the Riot

In prayer this morning, the Lord lead me to Acts chapter 19, which gives account of the riot at Ephesus.  Let's read starting with verse 23:

"About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in no little busines…

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Are You One Who Serves?

"For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves."  Luke 22:27There are some people who live life as if they are owed something - wishing to be served and treated as royalty.  Jesus, …

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Be Thankful for Gifts

"Receiving a gift is like getting a rare gemstone; any way you look at it, you see beauty refracted."  Proverbs 17:8The Word says it's better to give than to receive, but there are many times when we are gifted things (not just material either) from others.  Will we reflect the Lor…

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Wise Words...

"The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees.  He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunities and freshness - in other pursuits than seeking God - will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day.  If God is not first in our thoughts and effor…

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Don't Throw Away Your Confidence!

"So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while,"He who is coming will come and will not delay." Hebrews 10:35-37 Have you ever heard Go…

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Reminder - "Call to Fall" July 5th, 2009. Join with prayer warriors and intercessors across the nation as we fall on our knees and pray for God for transformation; individually and collectively.  Go to    Expectant Prayers is joining in... won't you???

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Father's Day 2009

"The living, the living—they praise You, as I am doing today; fathers tell their children about Your faithfulness." (Isaiah 38:19) Fathers have such an important role in society and in establishing the spiritual condition of their families- so why do so many feel insignificant? The enemy att…

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Set Us Ablaze, Lord

"And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness." (Malachi 3:1-3) Feel like you're in the fire today? Allow the refiner to purify your heart and life…

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Enemies and Toxic Relationships -(Part 5 - Final)

 I am concerned for the lack of sensitivity toward the Spirit and failure to recognize when something could lead to our demise.  This can be said for our personal lives as well as the church as a whole.  We have become Laodicean in our nature and caterers to the flesh.    Certain topics mi…

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Enemies and Toxic Relationships (Part 4)

Yesterday we talked about the enemy of our souls and how he is the source and root of contention in our lives.  We battle against his effects in the world daily.  Now let’s bring this topic down a little closer to our personal lives.  ENEMIES IN THE WORLD: There are pe…

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Enemies and Toxic Relationships (3)

Let’s talk more about having enemies on a spiritual level.  Many Symptoms, but One Underlying Cause: If you had a sickness or disease, you wouldn’t just want to treat the symptoms.  You would want to find out the cause and be able to apply a remedy.   You would wan…

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Enemies and Toxic Relationships (Part 2)

From yesterday’s notes, I hope that you are beginning to realize that everyone has an “enemy” to some degree.     No one likes these kinds of topics, but nonetheless, they are important to our Christian walk!    For further insight, read about Job or David - two prime examples of men who h…

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Enemies and Toxic Relationships- Part 1

After watching a police mystery being solved on TV, I was intrigued with the typical phrase that was used to describe the victim; “He had no known enemies.” Known or unknown, I believe that everyone has enemies!   Let’s discuss this.   I’ll start with the big, wide v…

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Praying the Word of God

"The Word of God is the food by which prayer is nourished and made strong."  - EM Bounds Not only does the Lord want us to read His Word and hide it in our hearts, but He also wishes for the Word to become life in our actions.  As an educator, I can tell you that the true test of l…

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A Different Pot

"I went down to the potter's house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him." (Jeremiah 18:1) Did you start out thinking you were going to be one kind of p…

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Praying in the Spirit

"But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God's love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus Christ. This is the unending life, the real life!"  Jude 20-21


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