Word of Life PH Church
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The words that I speak to you, they are Spirit, and they are life. John 6:63
The Lord’s Day, May 09 2021
to our church & fellowship
“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” Proverbs 31:28
Quakers tend to bob and quake These parakeets sing and shake As abnormal they may act That they’re good pets is a fact They are social to mankind Ways to talk they quickly find Human Quakers did exist For honesty they persist Quaker, a religious group Their ministry for the truth Used to shake before they spoke The Spirit, gave them a poke? Teenagers twist and shout Sing the tune and shake about So all beings made their point With no view to disappoint
David danced and the Lord praised With most people quite amazed Michal seemed to show a grudge In anger we must not judge Parakeets can quote His Word Exactly as it is heard But we have a Paraclete Wise, and helps on what we read The worldly remain discerned God’s wisdom have not yet earned If His will they care to see Then Christ minded they may be It is time to apprehend That true faith we understand So his Spirit will reveal And avoid future ordeal
SUNDAY   Worship Service - Maltese   		0900 - 10:00   Worship Service - English   		10:30 - 11:30 TUESDAY   Prayers			    		18.30- 18.55   Bible Study                         		19:00 - 20:00 SATURDAY   Prayer Meeting                     		07:00 - 08:00 WOMEN’S MEETING   Friday - 14 May- 2021       		19:00 - 20:00 ZOOM TRANSMISSION IS AVAILABLE
"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."-
Agatha Christie
THIS SUNDAY, we are tempted to ask our children if they would like to pray during the church service. Of course, it is Mother's Day, and we would want our children to make it a habit to pray for their mummies. Also, we want them to practice more thankfulness to them and to Jesus. It is good for the kids to learn to thank God for the patience mothers exercise, their nursing and loving care, for reading bedtime stories to them, and cleaning their mess; to start with. So let us pray for mummies and for little children to be more caring towards one another as we teach them by example.
The Thessalonian church had several commendations by the Apostle Paul. The first praise he gives them was for their work of faith, and their and their steadfastness in their hope in the Lord Jesus Christ (1Thess 1:3). The evidence of these godly qualities impressed Paul enough to enable him to thank God for them. The Greek reads that the Apostle felt responsible (ought to) “contentiously, always thank God” and keep on praying for them. It is the joy of every pastoral leader to see his/her flock "continually growing in faith, love and hope," as expressed by the verb pleonazō. This verb indicates an ever- increasing act of working out these qualities. Paraphrasing this context, we come up with this expressive “catchy” wording: “work produced by faith … labor prompted by love … endurance inspired by hope.” Is this not what Christ wants from each one of us? Paul’s pastoral heart declared that he and his team boasted about them with other churches (1:4). This would, of course, encourage them to walk in the Thessalonian's footsteps in the same way they were imitating Paul's team (2Thess 3:7). What about you? Do you walk in the footsteps of the godly examples of your leaders and others?
We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, 1 Thess 1:2
HISTORY It is believed the modern Mother’s Day celebration first began in the US, when a woman by the name of Anna Jarvis wanted the day to be commemorated because her own mother had expressed such a desire.
info@wordoflifemalta.org | +36 79475618 Pastors Joseph & Christine Agius
The well-known theologian Karl Barth was asked by a reporter, “Sir, you have written huge volumes about God. Tell me, how do you know it is all true?” According to the story, he answered, “My mother told me.” That’s a rather simple answer to a profound question. But this answer says a lot about the influence mothers have on the home and on their children. While both parents have an important role in early childhood nurture, it is usually the mother who makes the home and shapes the minds of little children. The mother is often the first one to tell her children about the Lord. As a child, the first person I looked for when coming home from school was my mother. After she passed away, our home life changed radically. My father did what he could to keep our home special, but it was never the same without our mother. If your mother is still living, tell her how much you love her and respect her. In the nine years I knew my mother, I never once told her that. Thank her for who she is, and for how she has shaped your life. And if she is gone, thank God for who she was in your life. If perhaps your mother is or was not the mother you wished you had, ask God to help you forgive her even now, and to give you the grace to love and accept her as she is or was. Prayer Lord God, we thank you for our mothers. Help us to love and respect them. Help us to be loving children as well as loving parents and spouses, for your sake. Amen.

2 TIM 1:1-7