St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Jacksonville, FL
 
6910 New Kings Road Jacksonville FL 32219  Tel: 904-764-2755  e: saintpaul@edevotionals.org  
  Thursday October 23, 2014  
  Text—Isaiah 41:1-13  
  Listen to me in silence, O coastlands;
let the peoples renew their strength;
let them approach, then let them speak;
let us together draw near for judgment.

Who has roused a victor from the east,
summoned him to his service?
He delivers up nations to him,
and tramples kings under foot;
he makes them like dust with his sword,
like driven stubble with his bow.
He pursues them and passes on safely,
scarcely touching the path with his feet.
Who has performed and done this,
calling the generations from the beginning?
I, the LORD, am first,
and will be with the last.
The coastlands have seen and are afraid,
the ends of the earth tremble;
they have drawn near and come.
Each one helps the other,
saying to one another, ‘Take courage!’
The artisan encourages the goldsmith,
and the one who smooths with the hammer encourages the one who strikes the anvil,
saying of the soldering, ‘It is good’;
and they fasten it with nails so that it cannot be moved.
But you, Israel, my servant,
Jacob, whom I have chosen,
the offspring of Abraham, my friend;
you whom I took from the ends of the earth,
and called from its farthest corners,
saying to you, ‘You are my servant,
I have chosen you and not cast you off’;
do not fear, for I am with you,
do not be afraid, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

Yes, all who are incensed against you
shall be ashamed and disgraced;
those who strive against you
shall be as nothing and shall perish.
You shall seek those who contend with you,
but you shall not find them;
those who war against you
shall be as nothing at all.
For I, the LORD your God,
hold your right hand;
it is I who say to you, ‘Do not fear,
I will help you.’
 
     
  Devotional  
  God speaks to the Israelites in exile through Isaiah the prophet. God has not forsaken them. God will gather them again and be their God. They should not fear for God will hold their right hand. It was a real challenge for these defeated people to believe this promise. It is difficult to have faith when everything around you is falling apart. Yet, it is in our weakness that faith becomes the strength we need as we look to God. "Do not be afraid, for I am your God," is the invitation to trust.  
     
  Prayer  
  O God, give me courage today to trust your promise that you are my God. Amen  
     
   
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><> SUNDAY WORSHIP AND PRAISE
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WORSHIP SERVICES -------------- 7:30AM & 10:55AM
CHURCH SCHOOL ------------------- 9:30AM-10:30AM
HOLY COMMUNION -------------- Every First Sunday

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORD!
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><> NOONDAY "HOUR OF POWER" ------------- 12Noon
PASTOR ZANDERS' BIBLE STUDY ------------- 6:30PM
CHILDREN/YOUTH BIBLE STUDY -------------- 6:30PM

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Nursery Available During Worship
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7:30AM ><> MORNING GLORY WORSHIP
9:45AM ><> CHURCH SCHOOL
10:55AM ><> LATTER RAIN WORSHIP
6:00PM ><> SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER
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MONDAY ><> OCTOBER 20, 2014
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TUESDAY ><> OCTOBER 21, 2014
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6:30PM ><> CHOIR REHEARSAL

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WEDNESDAY ><> OCTOBER 22, 2014
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WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY IN THE WORD!
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HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY TO OUR
PASTOR MARVIN and LADY WINI ZANDERS
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12:00PM ><> NOONDAY HOUR OF POWER
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THURSDAY ><> OCTOBER 23, 2014
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FRIDAY ><> OCTOBER 24, 2014
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SATURDAY ><> OCTOBER 25, 2014
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  WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS!  
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GOD'S BLESSINGS FOR A JOYFUL BIRTHDAY!
To our family members celebrating the 4th week of October 2014! Have a Very Blessed Birthday and a Prosperous Year of Blessings!

OCTOBER 19: Cheryl Stewart
Stepfhon Teamer
Lenora Greene
OCTOBER 20: Anthony Stewart
Edward Stewart
Maurice Stewart
Monye' Dawson
Edward Hawkins
Geremy Johnson
OCTOBER 21: Linda Pryor
Brenda Smith
OCTOBER 22: Leroy Hutchins, Jr.
OCTOBER 23: Michael Green
Jessica Rentz
Marla Barnes
Florence Moore
OCTOBER 24: Yvonne Adams
Kamia Brown
Virginia Young
OCTOBER 25: Annie Smith
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