Saturday, June 18, 2011

Internet Daily Chapel For Week Of June 12, 2011, Featuring - Exhortation: "Give Other People The Benefit Of The Doubt" - plus much more.

Internet Daily Chapel For Week Of June 12, 2011
Featuring - Exhortation: "Give Other People The Benefit Of The Doubt" -
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 Song
"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"
With Lyrics, MIDI Music, And
Free, Public Domain MP3 Music File.
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GOD'S WORLD, Given to all people, for all people.
"Treat Other People As You Would Like To Be Treated."

Words are by Martin Luther, translated. Music (EIN' FESTE BURG) is by
Martin Luther, arranged by J. S. Bach, with MIDI sequence by Rev. Bill
McGinnis from a published Bach arrangement. Everything here is Public
Domain, free for all to use without restriction.

NOTE: This is the most spectacular four-part arrangement of this music
that I have ever heard. I found the music contained within a larger
published Bach work, and I converted it faithfully by hand into a MIDI
sequence with a brisk tempo and strict, uniform meter, keeping Bach's
exact pitches and harmonies. Holy Spirit guided this effort more than any
other He has ever done with me. Every note was exactly as He dictated.
When you get to Heaven, expect to hear this arrangement being sung by
angels. Enjoy!

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A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD - by Martin Luther (1529), Translated by
Frederick H. Hedge (1853).

A mighty fortress is our God,
A bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and pow'r are great,
And, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

Did we in our own strength confide,
Our striving would be losing,
Were not the right Man on our side,
The Man of God's own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth His name,
From age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.

And though this world, with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through us.
The prince of darkness grim -
We tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure,
For lo! his doom is sure;
One little word shall fell him.

That word above all earthly pow'rs -
No thanks to them - abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours
Through Him Who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go,
This mortal life also;
The body they may kill;
God's truth abideth still,
His kingdom is for ever.


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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
link to any of our files.

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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Public Domain

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 . . .
Exhortation: "Give Other People The Benefit Of The Doubt:"

There is an excellent concept called "Benefit Of the Doubt," and it can be
defined as, "to believe something good about someone, rather than
something bad, when you have the possibility of doing either."
Example: "After hearing his explanation, I was prepared to give him the
benefit of the doubt."


This fits very nicely with The Golden Rule ("Treat Others As You Would
Like To Be Treated"): You like to receive the benefit of the doubt, so
therefore you should give other people the benefit of the doubt.

Other Examples: In American law, the jury must find the defendant to be
guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt" before it can convict him of a crime.
In the English sport of Cricket, this principle is employed by umpires in
cases of uncertainty concerning a batsman possibly being out, in which the
decision must be in the batsman's favour.

So when somebody is accused of doing something wrong, you should
immediately think, "I doubt that he would do that."

And when somebody actually does something wrong, you should immediately
think, "Maybe he had a good reason to do that."

And if somebody actually does something wrong to you without a good
reason, you should immediately think, "I might have done the very same
thing if I were in his position. If so, I would like to be forgiven.
Therefore, I forgive him."

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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
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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,
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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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