Saturday, November 04, 2017


Jesus healed ten lepers, but only the one, a foreigner, a Samaritan, followed up.  He returned to Jesus to say thank you. Jesus asked the whereabouts of the other nine, and then told the one, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well" (Luke 17: 11-18). Don't miss the blessing of giving thanks. Verse 15 states, "And one of them, when he saw that he was healed turned back, and with a loud voice gloried God."  When praises go up, brothers and sisters  blessings come down! All ten lepers were cleansed, but only the one was cleansed and made well.   This Samaitan, a Gentile, Jesus pointed out was more spiritually minded than the nine leprous Jews.  All were healed, but only the one gave thanks to Jesus.  And so, his salvation was complete (v19).  Let us give thamks in this season not because everybody else is doing it, or because it is the politically correct thing to do, but because we recognize where our blessings come from.  They are not of ourselves, but from the Lord!

As believers, we should be thankful to God not just at Thanksgiving, but at all times. The Bible says, "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thess. 5:18 NIV). The Bible declares, "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, those he redeemed from the hand of the enemy" (Psalms 107:1-2). And Hebrews, 12:28 states, "Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our 'God is a consuming fire.'"

Are you that one offering Godly thanks, "follow up" to your "holler up," your  petitions and supplications, requests in prayer? Are you that one, hollering out with praise and testimonies that honor God?  You can't beat God's giving! Jesus saves!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Verse of the Day: Colossians 3:15

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 NIV

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Power of Persistent Prayer

I was asked recently, "How many times should we pray to God about the same thing?" God has given me the word that we need to be persistent in our prayers. Jesus tells us this in Luke 11:5-9 in the parable of the man who went to his friend at midnight for three loaves of bread. The Bible says that even if the man wouldn't open the door for sake of friendship, he would open it because his neighbor was persistent.   The Bible says ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, and knock and the door will be open.  The NLT translation says keep on asking, keep on seeking, and keep on knocking.  There's power in persistent prayer!

The story of Hannah praying to conceive a child is a story of persistence in prayer (1 Samuel 1:1-28). Hannah didn't talk back to her  rival, Peninnah who made fun of her for being childless; nor her partner, Elkanah who thought he was better than 10 sons; nor her priest, Eli who thought she was drunk.  She talked to Jehovah Jireh, her great and awesome Provider!  And soon Hannah conceived Samuel, one of the greatest prophets who ever lived.

The widow pleading before the unjust judge for justice is another example of persistence paying off (Luke 18:1-8). The widow had to go to a corrupt judge.  We can go to our heavenly Father (Ephesians 3:14).  the widow was a stranger.  We are God's children (John1:12).  The widow had no access to the judge.  We have constant access to God (Hebrews 10:19).  The widow came to the court of law.  We come to the throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16).  The widow had no lawyer.  We have Jesus as our advocate (1 John 2:1).  The widow had to wear down the judge before he really listened.  We already know that God hears our requests (Psalm 4:3).  If this poor woman received what she deserved from a corrupt judge, how much more will re receive from our loving heavenly Father?  As Jesus illustrated, persistence pays off.  Keep on praying!

Romans 12:12 says, "Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer."

We know that God does not always answer prayers the way we want Him to or expect Him to, however, the good news is that in these instances of persistent prayer, God said "yes"! This suggests that we have not, in many cases, because we ask not persistently. 

When it comes to prayer, it's important that we are consistently and persistently asking God for the lost to be saved and for our prayer requests to line up with His will for our lives! Prayer is not getting your will in heaven.  It is getting God's will on earth.  1 John 5:14-15 states, "And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him...."  We serve a God who is able to do exceeding, abundantly above all we can ask or think!

What are you asking God for? Post your prayer requests and prayers in the Jesus Saves Ministries group, and keep on posting them, be persistent! Jesus saves!

The prayers of the righteous availeth much!!

This group of intercessors lifts up the names of those who are sick & shut in, bereaved, and/or just standing in the need of prayer. We are fasting and praying for God’s will to be done in our homes, churches, schools, and communities. We are asking for souls to be saved, broken marriages and relationships mended, people healed and delivered of their afflictions, and spiritual growth for Christians. Become a prayer warrior. Post your prayers, prayer requests and join our discussions or start your own discussion. James 5:16 states the prayers of the righteous availeth much! Join us in praying for the unsaved, our communities and the nation.

Simmons College of Kentucky ABHE Site Visit 08/31 by Jesus Saves LIVE | Religion Podcasts

What were you doing on this day in history?  This is a memory from August 31, 2009.  I thought I would repost on this last day of August 2017.  The Lord has brought Simmons College of Kentucky a mighty long way! 

Simmons College of Kentucky ABHE Site Visit 08/31 by Jesus Saves LIVE | Religion Podcasts: My guest is Rev. Frank Smith, Executive Vice President, Simmons College of Kentucky to talk about the school's ABHE site visit toward obtaining candidacy status in accreditation process; plus Jesus Saves Ministries celebrates 4th anniversary with $500 academic scholarship to Simmons Collge Student, Rev. Eileen Little and more!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Join Jesus Saves Ministries at Christian Health Care Center West, August 27th

Join Jesus Saves Ministries as we worship with the residents of Christian Health Care Center West on Sunday, August 27th, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM. CHCCW is located at 1015 W. Magazine Street in Louisville, KY. Rev. Michael Lee, Chaplain.

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Jesus Saves 12 Anniversary Video Greeting from Ange Canessa, Lexington, KY

Praise the Lord, Everybody! We have had an awesome 12th Anniversary Appreciation Luncheon on Saturday, August 12th! Several ministry partners sent video greetings, like this one from Ange Canessa, Lexington, KY! Thanks also to my sister, Jackie, (Jay Lee), Columbia, MD, and Maurice Jackson, Kansas City, MO who also sent greetings! Jesus saves!

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