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Jesus was a neighbor to me! 10/28/08
Good Morning, Dear Family.

Philippians1:3-6 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, {remembrance: or, mention} Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

We thank the Lord that Kenny Dorman is doing much better now. Check this out also: "I may have already sent this news your way but am trying to give good news when I can!!! I left St Cloud hospital and headed to Buffalo Hospital to welcome a new grandson Brady William Schauer into the world. Almost 8 pounds. My dad is doing so much better and seems to be on the road to recovery now. It will continue to be hard recupe but some of the obstacles are behind him. Brady shares a birthday with Dayna!!!!" Pat,

Can we not echo the words of Apostle Paul, who while in prison wrote the above words under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit? Words which communicate to us this day of the blessing that we have received from the Good Samaritan who showed(s) us how to be a neighborly. May the Lord bless your week as you live, move and have your being in the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

KJV 1 John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

Luke 10:33-37 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?

And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

KJV Mark 5:18-19 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.

In relation to our recent meditations, I am enclosing the words of a song which has been written by Alvar Helmes and a song which he wishes to be sung and distributed near and far. Here are the words:

Come, Christian Friend, and Help Us!

Verse 1: We have heard there is a Savior,
Who can wash away our sin,
But we don’t know where to find him,
In our land, so dark within.

Verse 2: We feel guilty for our actions,
We need help along the way,
We have burdens in our lives,
We’re in need of your presence today.

Verse 3: We need teaching from the Bible,
In truth, from Heav’n above,
Dear Christian friend, please help us,
Hear our plea, with all of your love.

Chorus: Come, Christian friend, and help us,
We need the Gospel of truth,
Come, spread your Savior’s message,
To our aged and youth.

Come, Christian friend, and teach us,
We long to be in God’s favor,
Come, guide and point the way,
Tell about Jesus, the Savior.

In Christ,

Pastor Orval Wirkkala

Posted on 28 Oct 2008 by Pastor Orval Wirkkala
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