My Brother's Keeper
Serving the Lord Bible Verses
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this SON-derful Serving the Lord Bible Verses study will truly
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My Brother's Keeper
Serving the Lord Bible Verses
Congratulations on discovering the My Brother's Keeper secret path.
This serving the Lord Bible verses path is based upon truth and
trust. You will get to make all of the choices during this serving
the Lord Bible verses program. If you choose to follow the steps, you
will discover the secrets that the Bible has revealed within to those
who have been called to represent him.
The first thing that you need to choose is to save this page to your
favorites because this will become your favorite place for the next
two weeks. Let's get started!
It's so exciting that you are here today, because you've just
discovered something that's about to change your life ... And the
lives of others! Do not think that just anyone could find this secret
place and even if someone cheated to enter, the secrets shared within
will not become visible in mind and heart to those who were not
You Are Special
But never forget that it is God ... In you.
1 Corinthians 1:26-28
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many
wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the
world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of
the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are
despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to
nought things that are:
The glory is to be His.
Let me ask you a few questions:
- What if you could change your life and find what your purpose was?
- What if you could find and use awesome spiritual gifts that are within you?
- What if you could use these spiritual gifts to change other people's lives for the better?
- How would you like to do that ... For God?
If the answer is ... Yes You have been called by God to
Do you believe in coincidence? Do you think that things just happen
by luck or chance? Or do you believe that everything happens for a
reason? What if you were led to Christianity Oasis by the Holy Spirit
so that you would find this path because you have been called
to get involved in this program, right now, at this very time in your
life, and God has a plan for you to do amazing things for the Lord!
You have a great opportunity before you.
Do you believe that you can make a difference in the world today?
God does !!!
The Bible is clear that God calls many to represent Him. But,
the Bible also says that few of those called are actually chosen to
Know why few people are chosen? Because few choose to
represent Him! They get all caught up in the worldly things that
are going on and choose that instead.
God made it clear in the Bible that He would be calling His young
people and putting His Spirit in them and they would do great
things for Him.
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God,
I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your
daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and
your old men shall dream dreams:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour
out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
God promised that He was going to choose young people to represent
Him. It is up to you as to what you will choose to do with your
God will pour out His Spirit on these young people and they will get
special powers. These powers are called spiritual gifts!
Are you one of these sons and daughters who God is calling to
Most people in the Bible, whether they were young or old never
thought that they would be called. But they were. And they did
awesome works by showing God's glory in their words and works.
Remember !!! With God, nothing is impossible.
Maybe you are saying, "Wow, I am only a teen what could I possibly do?"
Did you know that the prophet Jeremiah was just a child when God
chose him to be a prophet? Check this out:
5 [God told Jeremiah] Before I formed thee in the belly I
knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified
thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
6 Then said I [Jeremiah], Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot
speak: for I am a child.
7 But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for
thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command
thee thou shalt speak.
Did you catch that?
Before we were even born, God knew who He was going to call. He knew
who was to be the next generation of Christian soldiers called to
fight the good fight of faith and to represent. This world is at war
with an invisible enemy called the devil, who is out to capture as
many souls as he possibly can. Just take a look around you and you
can see the devil's work in action ... Gangs ... Drinking ... Drugs
... Cutting ... Sex ... And ... It's only getting worse.
This invisible enemy likes to use anger, jealousy, greed, hate, fear,
lust, doubt, pride ... All kinds of ugly things that mankind has a
real tough time fighting against ... He is winning a lot of souls
over because few choose to fight ... Most just surrender and
follow the worldly trends.
My friend, it's your duty as a Christian soldier not to surrender.
It's also your job to protect and defend others that are caught up in
his web of lies. God is counting on you.
Before we take on such an important task together, it's important
that we become friends. As you know, friendship is based on Truth,
which builds trust. So I will be sharing a lot of Truth with you.
We'll be talking about some very serious topics while our friendship
grows. One thing about Truth ... It's not always what people want to
hear, but a true friend knows that even though the Truth may hurt
sometimes, it's the only choice if you want a strong friendship.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are
In other words, a true friend will always tell the Truth, even though
it may hurt. Lies and pity (kisses) may make you feel better, but
they will hurt worse than the Truth did in the end.
This is the first Truth that I share with you as your new friend ...
You must increase your faith.
Faith can move mountains.
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your
unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of
mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder
place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto
Cool huh? Jesus is saying that if you have even a little real faith,
that you could say to a mountain, move from here to over there, and
it would. In other words, He is saying that with Faith ... Nothing is
impossible. Which means ...
Anything is Possible
Think about what Jesus just promised for a second. If we have faith
we can move mountains. But ... What is faith? Faith ... Means to
believe something with all your mind and heart. Sooooooo, Jesus is
saying that if we believe, we can make anything happen.
Belief is like a flowing river. Picture a flowing river in
your mind. Imagine throwing a leaf into that flowing river, what is
going to happen? You guessed it, the leaf will flow the same way the
river is flowing. It doesn't matter what you throw into the river of
faith ... It flows the same way. Whether your beliefs
are good, bad, happy or sad ...
They will come to life with ...
So what you believe, you receive.
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer,
believing, ye shall receive.
Lots of people need our help out there, and the world is a big place.
Neither one of us can do this alone, but my friend, as a team, we can
do it together.
19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall
agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall
be done for them of my Father which is in Heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my
name, there am I in the midst of them.
So, let's see if we understand this correctly. Jesus promised, if you
and other Christians agree, we can ask anything in His name,
and it will be done. It sounds like a miracle, doesn't it? My new
friend ... Are you ready for God to work some miracles through you?
By taking part in this program, you're making a choice. You're taking
a leap of faith. Know what that is? That's when you attempt something
that could only happen ... With faith. Are you a tiny bit scared?
That feeling isn't fear. You're supposed to feel that. Why? Because
you can't do it alone ... That means you must depend on Jesus to help
you! If you ever feel like you've got it all under control and you
can conquer anything alone ... That's when you've let go of God's
hand. Learn the Truth about that feeling, it's not fear, it's called
dependence, and God is waiting for you to reach for His hand and
become dependent upon His Holy Spirit.
Choice is something that God gives to each of us. It's called free
will. We are free to do whatever we will (whatever
we wish). Your choice to be a Christian is the most important
choice of your life.
You represent Christ. As your friend, I'll tell you the Truth, most
people won't agree with the choice that you have made to represent
Christ. Being a Christian, you bear His name. You are
different, because the world is heading in a different direction than
you are, and they will try over and over to tell you that
everybody is doing this, or everybody is doing that, so
their way must be right, and you must be wrong. My friend, you're
not everybody else. And you're not wrong.
You're different ... You're special ... You are called.
You don't follow all the other sheep to the slaughter, so to speak.
You're not afraid of the responsibility it takes to lead a righteous
life. You have a stronger conscience than most people and you
recognize what's right and wrong much easier than everybody else
because you choose to. You want to live the Way that Jesus taught.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the
Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
So ... What's this Serving the Lord program all about? It's about
building your Christian character. It's about gaining wisdom and
knowledge that will enhance your Faith. It's about strengthening
your armor against the enemy, the devil. It's about living the Way,
the Truth, and the Life, that is taught to us by our Savior Jesus
Christ, and sharing the light of what you learn with others, who will
in turn share it with still others. This program is about building an
army of Christian soldiers for God, to defend the Faith and represent
the Lord in a world that is quickly becoming faithless. It is about
reaching out to other people and making a difference in their lives,
for the Glory of God!
Have you ever heard of the ripple effect? It's where you throw a
stone into the water, which causes a ripple, which causes more
ripples, which causes more and more and more, spreading out wider and
wider and wider, until the whole pool is filled with ripples! You can
be a stone, and make it happen for God! You'll change a few lives,
and they'll each change a few, and so on and so on ... Here's a
picture that will give you an idea of this ripple effect.
By choosing to represent Christ, you choose to share Jesus' life,
through you, with others, because you're one with Him. People
see Him in you ... In the things you do, the way you act, the way you
talk, the way you live ... Your words and deeds are a
reflection of Him.
Jesus told us that it's our duty, it's our job to be doing this as
you'll find out in just a moment. There's a story which Jesus told,
that I'd like to share with you. After the story, we'll talk about
the message that's in it.
The Parable of the Talents
14 For the Kingdom of Heaven is as a man travelling into a
far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and
to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and
straightway took his journey.
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and
traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the
earth, and hid his lord's money.
19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh,
and reckoneth with them.
20 And so he that had received five talents came and
brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me
five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and
faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will
make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
22 He also that had received two talents came and said,
Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two
other talents beside them.
23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful
servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee
ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
24 Then he which had received the one talent came and
said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou
hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the
earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and
slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and
gather where I have not strawed:
27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the
exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own
28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto
him which hath ten talents.
29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he
shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away
even that which he hath.
30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer
darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Wow ... Okay now I
know that it may be a little hard to understand what Jesus was saying
but that was His intent. He spoke in parables. Parables are short
stories that Jesus used to show us how we should live our lives. We
can substitute some things in this parable so we can see the example
of how we should live our lives as Christians.
In this parable, we are the servants of the Lord. The talents in this
story represent money but Jesus was using it to symbolize the
spiritual gifts given to us by God to represent Him. If we choose to
use those gifts to help His lost children find Truth we are blessed
with more spiritual rewards. But if we choose not to use these gifts
as to glorify Him and bring in His sheep, we lose all that He gave
We have an exciting adventure ahead of us. As you build your faith,
your character and your integrity as a Christian, you're really
taking your talents, and glorifying the Lord. Others will see the
results in your life and as you share your faith with them, you are
leading people to the Lord. You'll find that He will begin putting
you in situations where others need you to help them grow in their
faith, and then my friend, the One you represent, will bless
You're also beginning a lifestyle that will lead you through a happy
life on earth, and life everlasting. These aren't just pretty words
... They're Truth!
Doing nothing is also a choice. Think about that.
You have an advantage, being a young person. That's because as people
get older, they get set in their ways and it's difficult for them to
change their beliefs and habits even if they're wrong. As the saying
goes, 'It's hard for a leopard to change it's spots.' But you ...
Being a young person, you have the opportunity to paint your spots
wherever you like, or you can choose stripes or anything you choose.
If you choose Truth from the beginning, just think of all the
heartache you save yourself from.
As I said before, my friend, many people will want to discourage you,
because they believe that it's not cool to be a Christian. I have to
ask, what do they believe is cool? My bet is that what they believe
to be cool, aren't the things Jesus would do. Many people may be
jealous, because they don't have the will power to represent. To
represent means being strong. Just ask yourself when people disagree
with your choice ... Do I want to please people, or do I want to
please God? It's not the popular thing to do. It's different. You're
different. They may reject you. Don't give in. Jesus said:
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for
righteousness' sake: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and
persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely,
for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your
reward in Heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were
It is a shame game. Don't be ashamed to stand up for your beliefs.
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him
will I confess also before my Father which is in Heaven.
33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also
deny before my Father which is in Heaven.
In other words, the way you represent Christ, is the way He will
represent you, before God! Stand up for Him and He will stand up for
You'll be learning a lot of new words as we study together. I'll be
talking to you like an adult, because I think it's important that we
have mutual respect for one another. many of the words you read may
not be in your vocabulary yet but they are about to be. If there's a
word that you don't understand, I trust you'll look it up in the
dictionary. Misunderstanding one word, can sometimes make a huge
difference in understanding everything after it.
Words that sound strange, or 'religious' to you when we begin, will
become a part of your vocabulary by the time we're finished. You'll
be reading a lot of Bible verses and some may be difficult to
understand, but I'll be explaining what they mean if they're
complicated. Soon you'll begin to see the awesome wisdom of the
Bible, which is God's letter of love to us, His children.
The times we live in are changing rapidly. Unfortunately, as
technology is increasing, so is the wickedness and evil in the world.
Who will be the leaders of the future? Who will represent? The answer
is ... You! ...
Jesus is counting on You to carry on His light in the world.
The future is in Your hands.
Each day we will be taking one step at a time to reaching this
I know it'll be hard to resist going on to the next step once you
begin, but if your "cup runneth over" where does all that Truth go
that doesn't fit into the cup?
You should only digest so much at a time, and that way, nothing is
wasted and you get the benefits of every ounce of Truth. If you take
it slow, all that you will be learning will have a chance to absorb
into your mind and your spirit will react when you take each step
one day at a time to complete this program.
Taking in too much at one time, you run the risk of forgetting some
of it and not allowing the natural instincts and habits to establish
these new beliefs.
Another benefit of taking one step at a time is that it
naturally makes you want to return each day, because it's truly a
very exciting program!
Be sure to bookmark this page as to be able to return daily.
My Brother's Keeper Steps
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There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare