Sunday, April 17, 2011

Internet Daily Chapel for Week Of April 17, 2011 - Featuring . . . "Jesus Enters Jerusalem On Palm Sunday" - plus much more.

Internet Daily Chapel for Week Of April 17, 2011
Online Christian Worship Service and Practical Guide
Featuring . . . "Jesus Enters Jerusalem On Palm Sunday" - plus much more.


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Worship Service, Featuring "Jesus Enters Jerusalem On Palm Sunday" - plus
much more.

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Welcome to the online worship service at Internet Church Of Christ. Here
is a good place to worship our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. You are
invited and are welcome at any time. Blessings to you in Him.

Opening Hymn
"Christ, Whose Glory Fills The Skies"

Words by Charles Wesley, Public Domain. Original hymn tune OMNIA GLORIA by
Bill McGinnis. Original music, arrangement, and MIDI sequence by Bill
McGinnis, Public Domain.

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"Christ, Whose Glory Fills The Skies"
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CHRIST, WHOSE GLORY FILLS THE SKIES - by Charles Wesley , 1707-1788
Public Domain

Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the only Light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Triumph o'er the shades of night;
Day-spring from on high, be near;
Day-star, in my heart appear.

Dark and cheerless is the morn
Unaccompanied by thee;
Joyless is the day's return,
Till thy mercy's beams I see;
Till they inward light impart,
Glad my eyes, and warm my heart.

Visit then this soul of mine,
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, Radiancy Divine,
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.

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O Lord, we come together in Your name,
And as You promised, we know You are here.

We now invite You to reveal Yourself,
And share with us Your presence, openly,


In Jesus' holy name we pray, Amen.

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The Lord's Prayer
with MP3 audio file

The Lord, Himself, taught us to pray like this . . .
Reading by Rev. Bill McGinnis - Public Domain

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

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Declaration Of Faith, The Apostles' Creed

This historic affirmation of faith comes to us from the early centuries of
the Christian church.
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Reading by Rev. Bill McGinnis - Public Domain

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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.

Featured Segment . . .
Scriptures And Teachings

The Entry Of Jesus Into Jerusalem On Palm Sunday
Matthew 21:1-11 (RSV)
[1] And when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Beth'phage, to the
Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,
[2] saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you
will find an ass tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to
[3] If any one says anything to you, you shall say, `The Lord has need of
them,' and he will send them immediately."
[4] This took place to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet, saying,
[5] "Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your king is coming to you,
humble, and mounted on an ass, and on a colt, the foal of an ass."
[6] The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them;
[7] they brought the ass and the colt, and put their garments on them, and
he sat thereon.
[8] Most of the crowd spread their garments on the road, and others cut
branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
[9] And the crowds that went before him and that followed him shouted,
"Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the
Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"
[10] And when he entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, "Who
is this?"
[11] And the crowds said, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth of


NOTE: Other Biblical accounts are at Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John

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Daily Light On The Daily Path -
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"All The Way My Saviour Leads Me," - by Fanny J. Crosby
ALL THE WAY MY SAVIOUR LEADS ME - by Fanny J. Crosby, 1875
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All the way my Saviour leads me;
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His faithful mercies,
Who through life has been my guide?
Heav'nly peace, divinest comfort,
Here by faith in Him do dwell;
For I know whate'er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well.

All the way my Saviour leads me,
Cheers each winding path I tread;
Gives me strength for every trial,
Feeds me with the living bread.
Though my weary steps may falter,
And my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo, a spring of joy I see.

All the way my Saviour leads me,
O the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised,
In my Father's house above;
When my spirit, clothed immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day,
This my song through endless ages:
"Jesus led me all the way."

Follow The Lord, As He Leads.

This is from a letter I wrote in reply to a question.
Follow the Lord As He Leads!
Hello xxx,

Thank you for the honor of asking my advice! I really don't know much
about xxxxx, but I do know that the Lord will lead you STEP-BY- STEP to
where He wants you to go. The secret is you must obey Him in the little
things, and then He will give you more and more. Sometimes (usually) it
doesn't make sense to you, what He is doing. You won't see the picture
until all the pieces are complete. THEN you will say, "Oh! Now I
understand why He did THAT!"

So how do you obey Him? How does He communicate to you? Sometimes He does
NOT communicate directly to you. In this case, do the best you can to obey
His will as you find it expressed in the Bible. At the very least, obey
the ten commandments plus the "Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart
and love thy neighbor as thyself" commandment. Then try to cultive the
"Fruits of the Spirit." Try to be gentle, humble, slow to anger, quick to
forgive, patient, meek, grateful. Ask Him to be with you, tell Him you
love Him, tell Him that His love is more important to you than anything
else. Pretty soon, He will make Himself known to you personally.

Be sensitive to that, listen for His distinctive voice. Then, do whatever
He tells you to do, whether you understand "why" or not. Now, imposters
(the evil one, you know) will try to confuse you with false messages. So
recognize that the Lord will never tell you to do something that is
contrary to scripture. So the Bible is your safeguard in this matter.
Also, an imposter spirit will choke on his own tongue before he can utter
the words "I know and declare that Jesus Christ is the risen Son of God
and Saviour of the world." So if the voice that is speaking to you refuses
to declare Jesus as Son of God, then do not listen to it.

One more word. Let HIM lead you, not yourself. Make yourself available to
Him in any way He wants, then let Him tell you what to do.

Each of us must submit to something, even if it is only death. So why not
go as high as you can go? Give yourself TOTALLY to the Lord, and let Him
use you any way He wants. Don't question Him at all, once you are sure it
is Him speaking. He is quite loving and reasonable, and He usually treats
you better than you could have thought up for yourself!

May God bless you in your walk with Him.

Yours in Christ, Bill McGinnis

Prayer For You
"Go Ahead And Give Yourself To Christ"

NOTE: When you read this prayer, try to imagine hearing my voice as I
speak it to you. In this way, the prayer is reactivated, and it
the same as if I were actually praying for you at that moment.
(Just like television prayers are reactivated when you watch
them, although the videotape may have been shot years before.)

Perhaps you are a Christian even now,
You go to church and try to do your best,
You try to put His teachings in your life,
But still you do not feel that He is yours.
You do not feel the closeness that you crave.
If this is you, then say this prayer with me:
* * *
O Lord, I want you closer in my life,
I want you more to be a part of me.
I want the best relationship with you,
That anyone on earth could ever have.
I know that, "as we give, we shall receive,"
And so I now do give myself to you,
In full completeness, holding nothing back.
I'm yours, so you may use me as you will,
And take whatever things you want from me.
And now that I did give myself to you,
I pray that you will give yourself to me,
As bridegroom gives himself to his new bride.
In Jesus' holy name I pray, Amen.

by William McGinnis
Public Domain

Holy Communion
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described in the ceremony.

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Invitation To Accept Jesus Christ As Your Personal Lord And Saviour

Closing Song
"When I Survey The Wondrous Cross"
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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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