Monday, January 3, 2011

Internet Daily Chapel for Week Of January 2, 2011 - Featuring, "Developing Your Relationship With Jesus" - plus much more.

Internet Daily Chapel for Week Of January 2, 2011
Online Christian Worship Service
Featuring, "Developing Your Relationship With Jesus" - plus much more.

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Blessings to you, in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Worship Service, Featuring . . . "Developing Your Relationship With
Jesus," by Rev. Bill McGinnis


Holy Spirit, Lord be with us,
As we join to give You praise.
Share with us Your loving presence,
Fill us with Your perfect ways.

Let our love for You be pleasing,
Everlasting, pure and free;
Let our praise bring joy unto You,
Welcome may it always be.


by William McGinnis,
Public Domain

Opening Song - "Dear Lord And father Of Mankind"

"Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind"

Words, MIDI Music, and MP3 Reading of Lyrics
Words by John Greenleaf Whittier, 1872; music by Frederick C. Maker, 1887
(hymn tune REST). The MIDI sequence is Public Domain, by a person unknown
to me, obtained from

MIDI music file at - (Public
MP3 file of the music at - (Public Domain)

MP3 Readings Of The Poem (Both are Public Domain)
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This is one of my very favorite hymns, truly an inspired work of highest
spiritual and artistic merit, in both lyrics and music. I love it!

by John Greenleaf Whittier
Public Domain

Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
Forgive our foolish ways!
Reclothe us in our rightful mind,
In purer lives thy service find,
In deeper reverence, praise.

In simple trust like theirs who heard
Beside the Syrian sea
The gracious calling of the Lord,
Let us, like them, without a word,
Rise up and follow thee.

O Sabbath rest by Galilee!
O calm of hills above,
Where Jesus knelt to share with thee
The silence of eternity
Interpreted by love !

With that deep hush subduing all
Our words and works that drown
The tender whisper of thy call,
As noiseless let thy blessing fall
As fell thy manna down.

Drop thy still dews of quietness,
Till all our strivings cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of thy peace.

Breathe through the heats of our desire
Thy coolness and thy balm;
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
O still, small voice of calm!


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"The Lord's Prayer" - With MP3 Reading and Music Video

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Declaration Of Faith: "The Apostles' Creed" - with MP3 reading

Prayer For You
- "To See A Path You Never Saw Before" - with MP3 reading
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"Developing Your Relationship With Jesus"
A Continuing Process In The Practical Christian Life


The most important single thing you can do in your life is to establish a
personal relationship with Jesus Christ, in which He is your personal Lord
and Saviour, and you are His trusting follower. If you do this one thing,
you will find joy and happiness now and forever. If you do not do this one
thing, you will continue to deprive yourself of the many blessings God has
intended for you to receive. If you have not yet accepted Jesus as your
personal Lord and Saviour, you can do so now at our page =>

This is the prayer for you to pray . . .

"Lord Jesus, I give myself to You, for You to be my only Lord and
Saviour. I renounce and repudiate all other loyalties, and
I desire no other Lord but You. Please come into me and
take control of my life. Mold me to Your will and to Your
use. I ask that You drive out all other spirits which conflict
with You in any way. I want to belong only to You, to be subject
only to You. I make this prayer to You, in Your name, the name of
Jesus. Amen."


This is "The Lord's Prayer," an essential element in the life of a
practical Christian. We recommend that you pray this at least once a day,
and more often if needed. (Details at

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Source: Book Of Common Prayer, based on Matthew 6:9-13

This is "The Apostles' Creed," a tried-and-true item to help keep you on
the right path. We recommened that you recite this once a day. (Details at

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit;
Born of the virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven
And sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit;
The holy catholic church; *
The communion of saints;
The forgiveness of sins;
The resurrection of the body;
And the life everlasting.

* Note: "catholic church" here means the entire body of
believers in Christ, not just one particular church.


Try constantly to get more Holy Spirit into you.
In each Christian, the amount of Holy Spirit in us ebbs and flows,
sometimes more, sometimes less. The Holy Spirit is not simply "in us" or
"not in us." Once He is in us, we can be "more filled" with Him at some
times, "less filled" at others. As Christians, we love God and we want to
be filled with Him as much as possible all the time. So how do we do this?
How do we become more filled with the Holy Spirit?
The Bible identifies three ways:

Ask Him For More Of Himself

"If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to
your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give
the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!" (Luke 11:13 RSV)

Act To Attract Him, Not To Grieve Him And Drive Him Away

"And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were
sealed for the day of redemption." (Ephesians 4:30 RSV)

Partake Of Holy Communion

"He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in
me, and I in him." (John 6:56 RSV)

"Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and
blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples
and said, "Take, eat; this is my body."
(Matthew 26:26 RSV

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God wants us to love Him and seek Him. If we ask for more of Him, He will
give it. In general, sin grieves the Holy Spirit and drives Him away. Love
pleases the Holy Spirit and attracts Him to us. When we please the Holy
Spirit, we draw Him into us in greater measure. Holy Communion is
extremely important, directly commanded by Jesus. We don't know how, but
it works to infuse us with more Holy Spirit.

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Follow "The Law Of Love," which is, "Love all people as yourself."
The Bible states it very clearly, so there can be no possible


For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, "You shall love your
neighbor as yourself." (Galatians 5:14 RSV)

And who is your neighbor? Everyone is your neighbor. This is shown in the
parable of The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37).
But what about love for God? Doesn't that come first? Yes, but God accepts
our love for others as if it were love for Himself. So when we love
others, we are loving Him at the same time. This is shown in the Parable
Of The Sheep And The Goats (Matthew 25:31-46).

But what about The Ten Commandments? Aren't we supposed to obey them? Yes,
but The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-20) are only an approximation of
what God wants from us. The Pharisees obeyed all of the Ten Commandments,
yet God was very displeased with them because they did not have love. The
exact thing God wants from us is that we should love all people as we love
ourselves. Everything else is subordinate to this.

Most Christians will recognize The Great Commandment as "Love God with all
your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself." If we realize that
everyone is our neighbor and that God accepts our love for others as if it
were love for Himself, then we find that "LOVE ALL PEOPLE AS YOURSELF" now
has become the simplest and clearest expression of God's basic law for all

"But how can we love all people as we love ourselves?," you may say. "It
goes against Human Nature, doesn't it? Most of us want to love ourselves
first, and our loved ones second, and everybody else not at all, right?"

Yes, it does go against Human Nature, which is seriously flawed to begin
with. And this is the root of all the problems we encounter in the world.
But God has provided a simple way for us to upgrade our flawed Human
Nature, by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, and filling
ourselves with His Holy Spirit. When we do this, our own desire is
transformed into God's desire, and we naturally want to do all things in
accordance with His basic law.

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Follow "The Golden Rule," which is, "Treat others as you would like to be

The Golden Rule is expressed twice in the Bible, and these are its
clearest expressions, in the words of Jesus, translated.

"So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them;
for this is the law and the prophets." (Matthew 7:12 RSV)

"And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them."
(Luke 6:31 RSV)

Properly applied, The Golden Rule provides the best possible solution to
any problem of human relationships.

The easiest way to apply The Golden Rule to real life is to ask yourself
the question "How would you like to be treated in similar circumstances?"
Then treat the other person that way.

BUT: You must also consider the impact of your actions on all other
people, not only those immediately before you. So if you give all of your
time or money to the needy person who asks you for help, you will be
depriving the other people who are depending on you for emotional or
financial support. You should balance your help in order to create the
greatest amount of human happiness.

A successful Golden Rule application will increase total human happiness,
not decrease it.

By following The Golden Rule, you are following The Law Of Love because by
treating others as you would like to be treated, you are loving others as
yourself! See! It all fits together!

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Invitation To Accept Jesus Christ As Your Personal Lord And Saviour

Closing Song
My Jesus, I Love Thee
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I pray the Lord that He will lead your path
Away from the temptations all around.
I pray that when temptation lingers near,
The Lord will lead you not into its reach.
But if temptation grabs you as you pass,
I pray the Lord that you will struggle free.
In Jesus' holy name I pray, Amen.

Blessings to you in Jesus Christ our Lord.
This chapel service is now complete.

Rev. Bill McGinnis

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