Thursday, January 26, 2012

Resources

Here is a great resource that I found about a year ago.  It is called bible explorer and it is a bible Library that you can add to your computer and have the bible online in your personal computer.  It has different versions avail for download, and other resources and study guides.  Best of all it is free.  I love this and I have it on my computer.  When I can't open my bible and have it in front of me I use it.  I use it also when I am using scripture reference in my studies.  Here is the link and the information
http://www.bible-explorer.com/

Bible Explorer 4.0 is now available as a Free Download, with no strings attached. Download it for Windows (including Windows 7) or Mac, then browse the over 200 free Bibles, Commentaries, Dictionaries, and more. The software is full-featured, not a trial or demo.
You might also be interested in the Bible Explorer Limited Edition boxed product, which features 14 Bible Translations and 121 hand-picked reference works. It's currently $14.95, or $9.95 each for 5 or more.
If you like what you find, you'll want to check out our full library of over 3,400 volumes. All Bible Explorer books also work with WORDsearch 9, which offers even more features, as well as free online training sessions.

Also if you are looking for a bible version that is easy to ready for young adults like tweens and teenagers and those that may have learning disabilities the Version God's Word is an awesome one.  I have read some of it and I think it is great and to the point.  As a bible teacher I would recommend using it with maybe the NKJV ( New King James Version) to make sure you are getting that in depth understand once you are understanding and comphrending the reading text itself.  God makes a way where we have no excuses for learning about him so there are versions out there to suite everyone's needs.

These are the resources I have for now and I will update these on the resources page incase you need to come back and check it out.

God Bless and I hope these resources are usefully for you.  Please invest in your growth in God.

Toccara Feliciano

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thought To Ponder

There is so much going on in the political.  Pro Choice or Pro Life, believer in same sex marriage not a believer in that.  Well I have decided to just stay out of it and do what God commands us to do when it comes to politics.  I ran into this cartoon comic that I thought was very interesting and was a thought to ponder on.  Everyone has a say in abortion and as a believer I am Pro Life.  This cartoon made me aware as to why God this may be one of the reasons that God is against abortion.  This makes you think and consider that these lives are precious for a reason to him.






IF you are needing some scriptures on your roles as a christian in politics here are some below:



 Romans 13:1-7
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ...

1Timothy 2:1-2
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

Psalm 32:12
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
 1Thes 4:11-12
And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.

I have decided that I am going to pray and believe God that he leads our leaders and that they are people that Fear God.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Live Holy



God is reqquiring his people to live Holy.  The bible says that without holiness no one shall see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14.  He also said that blessed are the pure at heart for they shall see God.  In Sunday's service God spoke to the church to let us know that it is time for his people to fall on their face and seek him, to fall on your face and worship him for he is the Lord Thy God! 

We are in a time where he is ready for his Church but he is waiting on us.  He is waiting for Holiness!  He is waiting on his people to put aside all disobedience.  All those things that we think we can get away with because we think it is simple.  Things that we think oh we can just ask for forgiveness.  There is so many of you, so many of us that need to be healed, spiritually and physically but he is waiting on Holiness!  Living Holy is the most important thing you can do in your walk with God.  Living upright before his is a requirement.  Not living upright before him can hinder your healing.  If that is what you are seeking.  God desires that all his people be healed.  He sent his son to do so.  In the book of Exodus God promised his people that he will not bring on them any diseases that he brought on the Egyptians.  Exodus 15:26. 

God can take care of any situation you are going through.  He desires to do so but it requires you to do somethings.  You have to first put your faith in action and live Holy.  I am talking about Holiness today.  If you can't seem to find your way and nothing is going your way, lay aside those things that you think will get you through and just seek and trust God.   No man can do it, no relationship can, no bottle of liquor can, no drug, can, no amount of money can, no luxirious trip can but only God.  He is the Lord thy God.  He is your God, he belongs to you.  Let's start acting like he belongs to you!  Moses took God whereever he went.  He did not want to go anywhere unless God was with him.  I do not know about you but I do not want to go anywhere without God.  No mountain, no dark place, no hiding place, without him.  He is my substainer, my joy, my hope, my peace, I love him with every part of my body , mind and soul.  No one can take his place.  I have hope and joy because of him.  I desire to live Holy because I know that is what pleases him and my live is to please and serve my God!  If you are not finding that you are receiving what you need in life just trust God.  Trust the one who can make anything possible.  The bible says that nothing is impossible with God. Luke 1:37.  Don't do things that you know cause seperation from you and him.  Repent and do them no more.

God Bless you and if you need prayer in this area please send me a prayer request and I will be praying for  you.

Minister Toccara Feliciano

Friday, January 13, 2012

Thought To Ponder

 

A Friend of mine sent this to me that she came across and thought I would like it.  I loved it and thought it would be a great little thought to ponder on and reflect those in the bible that had such great significance in us today being able to have a relationship with God.


God Made.
Adam Bit.
Noah Arked.
Abrahan Split.
Joseph Ruled.
Jacob Fooled
Bush talked.
Moses Balked.
People walked.
Sea divided
tablets guided
Saul freaked.
David peeked
Prophets warned
Jesus Born
GOd Walked
Love talked
Anger Crucified
Hope dies
 Love rose
Spirit flamed
 Word Spread
God remained.



Monday, January 9, 2012

The Lord Helps His Troubled People

O Lord, look how my enemies have increased!
Many are attacking me.
2 Many are saying about me,
“Even with God {on his side},
he won't be victorious.” Selah
3 But you, O Lord, are a shield that surrounds me.
You are my glory.
You hold my head high.
4 I call aloud to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain. Selah
5 I lie down and sleep.
I wake up again because the Lord continues to support me.
6 I am not afraid of the tens of thousands
who have taken positions against
me on all sides.

Psalms 3:1-6

 (GW)

Sometimes with the way of the world it can be hard sometimes to see God's helping hand.  When we are going through trouble we need to know that I father has our backs.  He truly does have our backs.