Saturday, October 8, 2011

Internet Daily Chapel for Week Of October 9, 2011Featuring - "Our Responsibility To God For Stewardship Of The Earth" - plus much more.

Internet Daily Chapel for Week Of October 9, 2011
Featuring - "Our Responsibility To God For Stewardship Of The Earth" -
plus much more.

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"Dear Lord: Please put the right thoughts in my mind, words in my
mouth, and actions
in my hands and feet, that I might please You best today. In Jesus'
name I pray, Amen."

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Worship Service, Featuring - "Our Responsibility To God For Stewardship Of
The Earth" - plus much more.


Dear Lord, please let the viewers of this page
Unite with You this moment, at one time.
And let our worship please You, here and now.
In Jesus' holy name we pray, Amen.

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Invocation - Inviting God To Be with Us
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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Opening Song
"This Is My Father's World"
A Modern Version

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The Lord's Prayer
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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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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 . . .
- Our Responsibility To God For Stewardship Of The Earth
Stewardship Of The Earth:
Mankind Has the Responsibility To
Manage The Earth Properly For God

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God Is Sole Creator And Rightful Owner Of The Earth And Everything In It
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
(Genesis 1:1 KJV)

"All things were made by him; and without him was not
anything made that was made." (John 1:3 KJV)

"For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that
are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or
dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created
by him, and for him:" (Colossians 1:16 KJV)

"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power:
for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are
and were created." (Revelation 4:11 KJV)

"And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it
was very good." (Genesis 1:31a KJV)

"The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the
world, and they that dwell therein." (Psalms 24:1 KJV)

"I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and
create evil: I the Lord do all these things." (Isaiah 45:7

" . . . whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine."
(Job 41:11 KJV)

" . . . for all the earth is mine." (Exodus 9:15 KJV)
"For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon
a thousand hills." (Psalms 50:10 KJV)

" . . . for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof."

(Psalms 50:12 KJV)

God Gave Man The Power And Authority To Rule Over All The Earth
Genesis 1:26-31 (RSV)
[26] Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and
let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the
air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping
thing that creeps upon the earth."
[27] So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created
him; male and female he created them.

[28] And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and
multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the
fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing
that moves upon the earth."

[29] And God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed
which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its
fruit; you shall have them for food.

[30] And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to
everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of
life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so.

[31] And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very
good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.

We Are Accountable To God For Our Management Of
Everything He Has Entrusted To Us Here On Earth
The More He Gives To Us, The More He Requires From Us
MATTHEW 25:14-30 (KJV) "The Parable Of The Talents"
NOTE: A "talent" was a sum of money
equal to about two years wages.

For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into
a far country, who called his own servants, and
delivered unto them his goods.
And unto one he gave five talents, to another two,
and to another one; to every man according to his
several ability; and straightway took his journey.
Then he that had received the five talents went and
traded with the same, and made them other five
And likewise he that had received two, he also gained
other two.
But he that had received one went and digged in the
earth, and hid his lord's money.
After a long time the lord of those servants cometh,
and reckoneth with them.
And so he that had received five talents came and
brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou
deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have
gained beside them five talents more.
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and
faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few
things, I will make thee ruler over many things:
enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
He also that had received two talents came and said,
Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I
have gained two other talents beside them.
His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful
servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I
will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou
into the joy of thy lord.
Then he which had received the one talent came and
said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man,
reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where
thou hast not strawed:
And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the
earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and
slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I
sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the
exchangers, and then at my coming I should have
received mine own with usury.
Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto
him which hath ten talents.
For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he
shall have abundance: but from him that hath not
shall be taken away even that which he hath.
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer
darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of

"For unto whomsoever much is given, of him
shall be much required:" (Luke 12:48b KJV)

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Poem - With audio reading plus music video
"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."

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Prayer For You
Your Intellect Alone Is Not Enough
NOTE: When you read this prayer, try to imagine hearing my voice as I
it to you. In this way, the prayer is reactivated, and it is 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.)

"Your Intellect Alone Is Not Enough"

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine
own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5 KJV)

Your intellect alone is not enough
To guide you through this life you have on earth;
For many of the world's most brilliant men
Are lost, like drunkards stumbling through the night.

But once the Holy Spirit dwells in you,
He lights your path, illuminates the dark,
He gives you answers to your deepest quests,
Where intellect alone would surely fail.

And so I pray the Lord will dwell in you,
And let His holy presence guide your life.
Then if you ask your mind for its assent
Your mind will cheerfully affirm His truths.

In Jesus' name I pray for you, Amen.

by Rev. Bill McGinnis - Public Domain

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Closing Song
"Breathe On Me, Breath Of God"

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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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