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A Christmas Story

  • Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38 ESV

    As Christmas approached, we felt like doing something special. Looking back, I am sure that it was the Holy Spirit prompting us because He wanted to bless us, and needed a reason. We needed to be givers for what was soon coming.

    We owned a small computer business and it was really slow that year. We had a lot of spare parts and time, but very little money. So we came up with this idea that we would take all the spare parts that we could muster and build them into working computers. We then planned to find some widows without one and bless them. So we did just that.

    We made a few people happy and everyone had a great Christmas. Then in January a client contacted us and gave us over $10,000 of new computer equipment. We got things that we would not have dreamed of buying. If you get the urge to bless someone, go with it. It is probably the Holy Spirit prompting you so He can in return bless you with something.

    God could bless you anyway, but He did say give and it will be given to you. I didn't write it, I read it. The reverse could read: 'Don't give and it will not be given to you.' Sowing and reaping works just as surely as farmers plant and then harvest. If you don't plant something, the only things that reliably come up are the weeds.

    Prayer: Father, show me the opportunities in my life to plant a seed. Guide me and give me wisdom in my giving, in the name of Jesus.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen!! Thank you Father for all your blessings! If I can plant a seed of hope in anyone let it be so!!! Thank you for reminder that giving is the best blessing of all. Not only are we blessing the reciever but ourselves as well, and God rewards our giving nature :) That's a big bonus!! Thank you pastor for lending your ears and your heart to shine light for others <3 Happy Merry Christmas!!   Pastor's Prayer: Father, show me the opportunities in my life to plant a seed. Guide me and give me wisdom in my giving, in the name of Jesus.
December 25, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, you are truly a blessing to us Dianna, I pray that in someway I will bless you and I pray for this New Year that is coming, that you will be blessed beyond measure in every way. Love and Hugs. 
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Awe! Thanks so much! I Pray the same for you :) Hope you had a great time with your family and precious grandson :)  
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Ademola Akande
Ademola Akandeedited: December 25, 2015 Amen 
December 25, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome God gives me seed to sow I trust God in all things thank you God amen
December 25, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Merry Christmas to all may you all have a blessed day today
December 25, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Merry Christmas, Penelope :)!
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Deleted Member Merry Christmas, God bless you. Love and Hugs and Prayers.
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Amen
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen thank you Pastor Dion for the word of the Lord this morning.
December 25, 2015
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell Merry Christmas everyone! We do serve an awesome God who sent His only Son to reconcile us back to God. May this be a year that everyone will remember because they can see God working in their lives! I want to say a special Merry Christmas to Pastor Dion and Sylvia, may this be the year you have been looking for!
December 25, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Thank you so much, Jim, Merry Christmas!
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen. May this ministry be blessed beyond measure, with many many souls to come to know Jesus as their Savior. 
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Merry Christmas, the blessing of baby Jesus is the greatest gift that no one can ever replace.  Thank you Father for the babe in the manger.  Happy Birthday Jesus!  Amen, Alleluia!!
December 25, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Marisa, merry Christmas to you :)!
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Deleted Member Amen
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider Wonderful message!! one of my favorite verses and a very inspiring message! Thank You so much and may God bless you abundantly!!
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Merry Christmas, Julie <3!
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Deleted Member Amen, wonderful and inspiring message. Love and Hugs, Julie.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen! This is the way it works with God, Give and you shall receive. Christ gave His life willingly, and all we have to do is receive this free gift.
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Deleted Member Amen, and I am so thankful for Him saving my soul. Thank You Jesus for Your love and mercy and grace. 
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Greatb message for Christmas. May the joy of Christmas be with everyone who reads this message today1
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, merry Christmas, Kathy!
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Deleted Member Amen
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Merry Christmas! 
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Merry Christmas, Carol!
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Deleted Member Merry Christmas, love y'all.
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Deleted Member Merry Christmas, Love and Hugs.
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Jeanne Hopple
Jeanne Hopple Thank you for this beautiful Christmas message Pastor Dion!! Merry Christmas to all and many blessings in the New Year! Help us to be open to opportunities to serve others in need and in return receive God's abundant blessings He has in store for us!!
December 25, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Thank you, Jeanne, merry Christmas!
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good to us and so loving. I pray that I will hear what He has to say to me and I pray that I will be an obedient servant of Jesus in whatever He says for me to do or say. God bless you and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with many many blessings to be showered upon you. God bless you.
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Charlene Alserda
Charlene Alserda Thank you for all you do Pastor Dion Merry Christmas and many many Blessings !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Thank you for this wonderful message Pastor Dion may you and yours have a very Blessed Christmas.  May all my Refreshing Hope friends have a very Blessed Christmas as well.
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Many thanks, Karen, merry Christmas!
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Deleted Member May you have a blessed and A Very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Love and Hugs and Prayers. God bless you in every way.
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you Pastor Dion for your wonderful Ministry. May you and your family have a Blessed Christmas and an amazing New year. Merry Christmas everyone...
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Thank you so much, Janet, merry Christmas!
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! Merry Christmas to all. Thank you Father! Thank you Jesus!
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Merry Christmas, Wesley!
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes Lord, amen. Thank you for being a blessing to all of us.Blessings. 
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Merry Christmas, brother!
December 25, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Give till you feel the pinch.  We feel the pinch in finances & I feel pinch in my bk too now.  Need a miracle.. help, Lord!   Love yr story, thanks!!
December 25, 2015
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
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Deleted Member Amen, great devotional, thank you so much. I pray this prayer over my life too. Love and prayers to you and Sylvia. 
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen pastor! Merry Christmas to you and Sylvia and may you have one of your best new years ever!  thank you for all ur hard work this year Gods rewards are so much better than mans ever could be and Im sure our blessings are coming down the road,    
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Can't beat God giving!
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen,  thank you Lord! 
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Iris Parlin
Iris Parlin I hope you all had a blessed Christmas!!
December 27, 2015
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen Lord give me wisdom and understanding, when sharing your word with unbelievers,and your love I ask in Jesus name.
December 28, 2015