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Abide in Me – Church Hymn from John 15 – Kauai 4k Video Scenery

Beautiful hymn on John 15 – Abide in Me. All scenery from Kauai, Hawaii. Jesus just wants us to stay and remain with Him, this is the meaning of abiding with Him.

Jesus is the vine and we are the branches in this beautiful metaphor of John 15 in the Bible.

The lyrics are:

Abide in Me and I in you
Jesus is the vine
We are the branches, stay with Him
Jesus is the vine

Chorus 1:
Abide, abide in Him
Abide in Me
And I in You
(repeat)

Remain with Him
Abide in Me
And I in you
Chorus 2:
Abide, abide in Him
Abide in Me
And I in You
(repeat)

(Bridge)

I am the vine and you are the branches
I am the vine and you are the branches
(REPEAT)

Chorus 3:
Abide, abide in Him
Abide in Me
And I in You

(c) AnimatedFaith.com, written by Drew Haninger

Here is John 15:4-5 from the Bible: Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches:He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit:for without me ye can do nothing.

The scenery video is 2160p 4k Ultra-HD video so its more beautiful to watch. Be sure to set your YouTube settings for 2160p if your monitor can take it.

The Bible in 29 Seconds, an Animated Overview

The purpose of this video is to discover the God of Love and inspire people to get into the Bible and know Jesus Christ.

The text is: In the beginning God created the heavens and earth. God then created man in His image for His purpose and glory. Man disobeyed God which brought in sin, but God who loved the world sent His son, Jesus Christ who is God became man. He died on the cross for man’s sins, and was resurrected from the dead. Jesus gives eternal life to all those who believe in Him.

Written by Drew Haninger and first published on Nov 20, 2012 at YouTube.com/OliveTreeBible

Christmas Song: Fear Fear Not Mary — an Encouragement

This new Christmas song is encouragement for those of us called to a special ministry like Joseph and Mary who brought forth Jesus. We are all called to express Jesus in a special way.

Don’t fear, just follow God. God will do wonders.

 Title:  Fear Fear Not Mary

Fear…Fear not Mary
You have favor with God
God will do wonders
Just follow God and fear not

Fear…Fear not Mary
You will conceive Jesus
The Savior, the Redeemer, the Messiah
Just follow God and fear not

Fear…Fear not Mary
He shall be great, Wonderful
Call His name Jesus
Just follow God and fear not

Fear…Fear not Mary
God will do wonderful things
Call His name Jesus
Just follow God and fear not

Just follow, follow, follow and fear not
Just follow, follow, follow and fear not
Just follow, follow, follow and fear not

11/21/2014 (c) AnimatedFaith and Drew Haninger

Charles Spurgeon – God is the God of Love

This is a little background on the song “God is the God of Love

In writing the Christian song, I was trying to express the fact of God’s love as mentioned in John 3:16 (God so loved the world that He gave His Son) and the verses in 1 John about “God is Love”. I was also trying to show the points that are unique and district about Christianity above all other religions. One point that sets Christianity apart is God is the God of love. God is not after us to punish us. Thats why He sent his Son so that in believing in Him we could have eternal life.

So I came us with the phrase “God is the God of Love”. Yet I wondered if anyone else used this phrase. In doing a search I found it not in songs but in a sermon from Charles Spurgeon.

… we think of what God is. …why art thou at enmity with God? God is the God of love; he is kind to his creatures; … Do you hate God because he loves you?  — Charles Spurgeon

So Spurgeon also used this phrase that I came up with.

So the phrase “God is the God of Love” is a great descriptive set of words to describe this aspect of God.  Now don’t forget God is also just, so be sure you believe in Jesus so you can fully receive and appreciate all God can do for you.  Us sinners can easily come to God through His Son Jesus Christ. God has made a way for us fallen sinful imperfect humans to accept from God Eternal Life. So again do your part to get all God can give you, you just need to believe in Jesus.

 

Christmas is About Jesus – Music Video

Christmas is about Jesus Christ. Christmas is really not a holiday or season but all about a person named Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ came into the world to show God’s love for man. So watch this musical sketch. Enjoy a short devotional video on “Christmas is About Jesus – a Musical Sketch”

Help Me Worship God

Jesus says “God is Spirit and to worship God, we must do so in spirit and in reality”   This is a statement recorded by John in chapter 4.  So to worship God we must do so in spirit and in reality. Jesus was so clear about how the Father wants us to worship Him.  Enjoy a short devotional video on “Help Me Worship God”

Here is John 4:21-24
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what:we know what we worship:for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth:for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit:and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.HelpMeWorshipGod_3056

God Will Put You in Impossible Situations to Prove He is God

God loves impossible situations!

Elijah, God’s prophet, faced an impossible and discouraging situation. The people of Israel refused to follow God and worshipped idols despite His unfailing kindness to them. How did Elijah handle these thankless rebels? He trusted God and turned to Him in fervent prayer. God responded with a series of amazing miracles that proved He, alone, was the true God, and challenged the people of Israel to obey God’s Word.

A Lake in Montana

A Lake in Montana

Let’s consider another impossible situation from earlier in Israel’s history. God chose Abraham out of a pagan society and made a very important covenant with him. God asked Abraham to leave his country and family for a new land He would show him. Just imagine what a difficult thing God was asking Abraham to do. It was nearly an impossible challenge for Abraham, but he pulled up stakes and left his home in Ur of the Chaldeans, never turning back. God graciously blessed Abraham’s trust, declaring him to be righteous in His sight.

Now consider the children of Israel and another impossible situation in this timeline.

  • Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, twelve sons
  • A famine
  • Down to Egypt they go
  • They are led into slavery
  • After 400 years of slavery they cried to the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliver, Moses
  • There was much talking by Moses and miracles showing Egypt God’s judgment for refusing to let His people go free.
  • Now they are free and traveling towards the good land of Israel as God promised

Then they arrived at to the Red Sea, facing another impossible situation

They were walled in on four sides:

  • Behind: the army of Egypt
  • In front: the Red Sea
  • On the left: mountains
  • On the right: mountains

So what could they do?

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

They cried to the Lord, and the Lord made a way through the Red Sea.
This is by means of another miracle led by Moses listening to God and following God’s command.

God’s people were griping and complaining while Moses was listening to God’s Word and depending on God’s grace.

God loves impossible situations!

God will always make a way through life’s challenges and difficulties if we believe Him, pray and trust Him.

Learn to pray through the rough situations that come your way and obey God.

God will put you in impossible situations to prove that He is God.

Divine Purpose with Elijah

God has a purpose, a divine purpose resting behind every event in life. Many times we do not realize it till we look back and see God’s hand working, protecting and guiding us. Why did we meet this person, why did we end up at this church, at this fellowship, at this function in the body of Christ.

So now look at a few events in the Bible about Elijah.

Sea of Galilee, Israel

Sea of Galilee, Israel

It was not what Elijah did,  but who he was that is most significant. People love the story of the burnt sacrifice and how God proved that Jehovah is God. But the real significance of Elijah’s life and ministry is that he is a man who was available for whatever the Lord wanted to do. He followed The Lord, or to use a hard term for many “He Obeyed The Lord“. Elijah was a person what followed the Lord. Again not what he did, but that what he did was what the Lord was doing.

Even thought Elijah’s Prayer was wonderful, yet he is a person the Lord could use in any situation. Elijah prayed and the rain stopped, Elijah prayed and the rain came. The Lord could use him in any direction. Elijah could be used by God even when the direction or plans seem to change.

He did not stick to a program, but was available in many situations. I am not saying we should not have programs, but what if the Lord adjusts it or suspends it for a time, or sometimes terminates it?

Elijah is mentioned a few times in the New Testament, but not even mentioned in the great chapter on faith in Hebrews 11.

One day Jesus took a few disciples (Peter, James and John) to a high mountain, perhaps  it was mount Hermon in northern Israel.

Mount Bachelor, Oregon

Mount Bachelor, Oregon

And there appeared with Jesus two people from the Old Testament:  Moses and Elijah. These two represented the Law and the prophets. But why not Samuel, I always personally thought Samuel should be the top represented prophet, but God choose Moses and Elijah to appear with Jesus.

The two were talkng to Jesus, Luke says they were talking about Jesus’ death.

Then Peter had a “great idea”, no it was a “bad idea”. Peter wanted to build a great monument to all three people: Jesus, Moses ands Elijah.  So the Father started to speak from heaven saying “This is my son,  Hear Him“.  We should never get distracted from Jesus.

All these events and activities have a divine purpose. These all show we need to follow Jesus and not be distracted by other things. We need to follow Him.