Saturday, May 21, 2011

Internet Daily Chapel for Week Of May 22, 2011 - Featuring . . . Christian Song, "Softly And Tenderly, Jesus Is Callingf" - plus much more.

Internet Daily Chapel for Week Of May 22, 2011
Featuring . . . Christian Song, "Softly And Tenderly, Jesus Is Callingf" -
plus much more.

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Worship Service, Featuring Christian Song, "Softly And Tenderly, Jesus Is
Callingf" - plus much more.

Everything here is in the Public Domain, free for all people to use
without restriction, except verses from the Revised Standard Version Bible
(RSV), which are copyrighted and used by permission.

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.

Featured Segment . . .
Opening Song
Softly And Tenderly, Jesus Is Calling - MIDI, Lyrics, And More

Text: Will L. Thompson
Music: Will L. Thompson
Tune: THOMPSON, Meter: 11 7.11 7 with Refrain

1. Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
calling for you and for me;
see, on the portals he's waiting and watching,
watching for you and for me.
Come home, come home;
ye who are weary come home;
earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, come home!

2. Why should we tary when Jesus is pleading,
pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not his mercies,
mercies for you and for me?

3. Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing,
passing from you and from me;
shadows are gathering, deathbeds are coming,
coming for you and for me.

4. O for the wonderful love he has promised,
promised for you and for me!
Though we have sinned, he has mercy and pardon,
pardon for you and for me.

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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 . . .

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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

You can hear the Lord's Prayer on an MP3 file by clicking on This MP3 file, and
the text on which it is based, are in the Public Domain, free for all
people to use without restriction. As always, permission is granted to
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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.
MP3 audio file at - free,
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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.

Scriptures And Teachings
Principles Of Christian Human Relations

By Rev. Bill McGinnis, Pastor -
Director -

The Principles Of Christian Human Relations

Compiled And Edited By Bill McGinnis
Public Domain

1. Be as interested in the other person's happiness and well-being as you
are in your own.


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

This is the starting point, the Scriptural Imperative, our command from

But sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we still don't like the other
person, or we still feel anger or resentment.

What can we do in cases like this ?

2. Forgive the other person.

The most troublesome harmful emotion is the emotion of anger. You can
neutralize anger by making a direct conscious decision to forgive the
other person for whatever he may have done to cause you to feel anger
toward him. When you do this, you are acting in complete harmony with the
will of God.

"For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly
Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men
their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your
trespasses." (Matthew 6:14-15 RSV)

you would like to be treated.)

"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)

This is the basic operating rule of Christian Human Relations. You can
apply this idea to almost any situation, and you will not be far wrong.
This is the "Golden Rule," our most reliable guideline for behavior with
other people.

The remaining eighteen ideas are specific applications of The Golden Rule
to different kinds of situations we encounter in practical everyday life.

4. Smile and be friendly.

You like it when people smile at you and behave in a friendly way. So do
the same to them.

5. Be courteous.

You like it when people are courteous to you. And you dislike it when
people are discourteous or rude to you. So be courteous in all of your
dealings with others.

6. Be truthful, without giving offense.

7. Remember the other person's name, and use it frequently.

You like it when other people remember and use your name. So do the same
to them.

8. Don't argue.

Arguments are very negative. They poison good human relations. You don't
like it when someone argues with you. So don't argue with them. And if you
see an argument coming, take the appropriate steps to neutralize the
argument before it causes too much damage.

9. Find areas of agreement.

Relationships are much better when both people focus on their areas of
agreement rather than their areas of disagreement.

Most people agree on more things than they disagree on. So if you focus on
your areas of agreement with the other person, your areas of disagreement
will seem smaller and less important.

10. Don't criticize.

Criticism builds hostility and bad attitudes. Criticism is poison to good
human relations.

You don't like to be criticized; so don't criticize other people. They
don't like it, either. And you won't help accomplish anything good by

"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."

11. Show honest appreciation.

You like it when other people take the time and interest to recognize and
appreciate the good things you do. So do the same for them. Everyone does
some things worthy of appreciation. Find them, and recognize them in the
other person.

12. Try the other person's point of view.

You like it when the other person understands your point of view and can
see problems the way you see them. So do the same for him. Try looking at
the situation from the other person's point of view.

13. Give full attention to the other person when he is talking.

You like it when people pay attention to you when you are talking. So do
the same for them.

14. Talk in terms of the other person's interests.

You like to have other people talk with you about your interests. So do
the same for them. Find out what things they are interested in, and steer
the conversation toward these things.

15. Admit you may be wrong.

This idea is surprisingly powerful and useful!

Here's what to say, whenever there is a disagreement as to a matter of
fact: "Now, I may be wrong about this. I frequently am wrong about things.
But this is the way it appears to me:" (And then state your beliefs.)

By admitting you may be wrong, and by admitting that you frequently are
wrong (You are, you know. We all are.), you almost force the other person
to admit that he, too, may be wrong! Then, with egos out of the way, you
can both search objectively for the truth!

And if you really are wrong this time, it will be much less embarrassing
for you than if you had been stubbornly insisting that you were totally

16. Let the other person do most of the talking.

You like it when people let you do most of the talking. So do the same for
them. It won't hurt you, and you might learn something.

17. Let the other person talk about himself.

You like to talk about yourself, don't you? We all like to talk about
ourselves! But restrain the urge, and let the other person talk about
himself, instead.

18. Let the other person take some credit.

If something has worked out well, don't grab all the credit for yourself,
even if you think you deserve it all. Spread the credit around, share it
with the other people involved.

19. Let the other person save face.

The expression "saving face" means to maintain dignity, or not to look
like an idiot or a worthless person. Sometimes people do things which make
them look like an idiot or a worthless person. If you can rescue the other
person in such a situation, and help him maintain his dignity, he will be
very appreciative.

And maybe someone will do the same for you sometime, when you need it
most! "As you do, so shall it be done unto you."

20. Hold the other person, and yourself, to high and noble standards.

People tend to live up to the expectations others have of them. If you
expect a lot from someone, he tends to give you what you expect. Likewise,
if you expect little from someone, that is what you tend to get.

So act honestly, and expect honesty from the other person; act morally,
and expect morality from the other person; act fairly, and expect fairness
from the other person.

21. Go the extra mile.

You are pleasantly surprised when other people do more for you than you
had asked, or more than you expect. So do the same for them: "Go the extra

Compiled And Edited By Bill McGinnis, Written 1983-1999
Public Domain

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Bible Readings - Updated Automatically Each Day

New American Bible (with notes and links) -
Daily Light On The Daily Path -
National Presbyterian Church (USA) -

"All The Way My Saviour Leads Me," - by Fanny J. Crosby
ALL THE WAY MY SAVIOUR LEADS ME - by Fanny J. Crosby, 1875
- Public Domain -

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
"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
A ceremony for Holy Communion is available to you HERE! -
If you are alone, you will needed to be both "Leader" and "Assembly," as
described in the ceremony.

How To Find A Real, Live Church
An online church is better than no church at all; but it is even better
for most Christians to actually belong to a real, live church, with real,
live people. Then, you can have your real church PLUS your online church,
so you gain the benefits of both. You can find a church for yourself by
clicking HERE! -
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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