GOD 365 Greetings

January Greetings

December 31, 2009

In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and the word was
God. John 1:1 Happy New Year to each of you. It is my prayer that you, your family, friends, and loved ones experience a love for God like never before in 2010. I do not know any better way than to give the gift of God’s word to those that I love.
GOD-365 is our gift to you. God’s word is our foundation. The Word gifts us with knowledge, wisdom, and understanding about all truth. Enter 2010 prayerfully and with great anticipation for an awesome move of God in your life. It is my prayer that we submit ourselves 100% to God’s perfect will in 2010. Allow God to possess you in 2010.

Honor, worship, and praise God-365 in 2010.  Let us begin, with the Beginning.

Your Pastor, His Servant,
Dr. Charles J. Southall, III
First Emanuel Baptist Church
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January 2010

Why We Write
    God instructed John 16 times in the Prophecy of Revelation to write. The audience to which John is writing is the Church. God said: write what you see… write what you hear…write the things which are…and write the things which shall be thereafter. (Revelation 1:19). God also said: “…blessed is he that reads and…keep those things which are written…” (Revelation 1:3).
    The Apostle Paul wrote over a dozen letters to the early Church. Paul’s letters are
messages of encouragement; reinforcement of the promises of God; and a display of passionate love for Jesus the Christ.
    It is evident, God ministers to his people through writing. In obedience in our call to
write…not a prophecy…not instructional doctrine for the church…but a prayer devotional for the edification of God’s people…We Write!
Now you must write! Write what you feel…write from your heart… write when God
speaks…just write to God-365!
GOD-365 Contributing Writers
Dr. Charles J. Southall, III, Pastor
Rev. Eric Knatt, Assistant Pastor
Betty Pack, Dean of Christian Education
Joycelyn Y. Elmore, Minister Elsworth Harris, Charlene Upshaw Hollins,
Minister Sandra Cabrina Jenkins, Minister Wilson Joseph, Minister Marilyn M. Smith

January 2010 Writers
Joycelyn Y. Elmore
(January 10, 2010)
Charlene Upshaw Hollins
(January 27, 2010)
Minister Sandra Cabrina Jenkins
(January 1-9, 11-13, 15-17, 21-25, 28-29, 31)
Betty Pack
(January 26, 30)
Minister Marilyn M. Smith
(January 14, 18, 19, 20)
Source of Scripture
The following Bible translations are used in this devotional and prayer Journal:
King James (KJV)
New Revised Standard (NRSV) “The scriptures contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”
Amplified Bible (Amp) “Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified ® Bible, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987, by the Lockman foundation used by permission.” (www.Lockman.org.)

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