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A Cup of Blessing

Updated: Mar 11, 2022

Written by: John Sernaque

Call to Worship

Romans 8: 38,39

8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The SDA Bible Commentary Volume 6

A Cup of Blessing— “But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you.” O how precious are these words to every bereaved soul! Christ is our Guide and Comforter, who comforts us in all our tribulations. When He gives us a bitter draught to drink, He also holds a cup of blessing to our lips. He fills the heart with submission, with joy and peace in believing, and enables us to say submissively, Not my will, but Thy will, O Lord, be done (Letter 65a, 1894). {6BC 1076.9}

God loves us so much, so much, that He gave His only begotten Son that we may have eternal life. Jesus sacrificed all because of His love for us. Nothing can separate His love from us if we allow His spirit to dwell in us, abide in us, lead us and guide us on the strait and narrow path to His heavenly kingdom, our home, the New Jerusalem. It is the road less traveled and we will face trials along the way, but if we surrender all to Jesus we have the blessed assurance that nothing will separate us from God. Not my will, but let Thy will be done. Let us draw nigh unto God that He may draw nigh unto us. Let us pray.

Our Father, God Almighty,

We come to the foot of Your throne and pray that You will draw nigh unto us that we may draw nigh unto You. We pray for a double portion of Your Holy Spirit on this, Your Holy Sabbath Day. Anoint our heads with oil, may our cup runneth over. Lead us and guide us into all Truth and keep us on the strait and narrow path to Your heavenly kingdom. Let Your Holy Spirit live and dwell within us, abide in us. Grant us Your wisdom, let us hear Your voice, that we may receive the blessing You have for us today. Let nothing come between us, and what You have joined together, let not man put asunder. We pray that You bless our families and all the individuals here. Let us Glorify Your name and let not our will, but let Thy will be done. We thank You for being with us, for watching over us and protecting us and keeping us safe. Forgive us of our sins. We thank You for hearing and answering our prayers. We thank You for giving us the victory over sin through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We Love You God, we Love You Jesus, we Love You our comforter. This is our prayer, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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