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Patience and Persistence – a prayer

Lord, grant me the patience to be persistent and not procrastinate as I proceed on the path to obtain my goals and fulfill my dreams.  Give me strength to press forward, even in the face of setbacks and disappointment, strong winds and difficult trials.  Help me to put every victory and every roadblock in a positive perspective and grant me the favor of your manifold blessings.  In Jesus name I pray.  Amen.

Written by Pastor Nick Hood III

Questions for Reflection

  1. What are your thoughts about this prayer?
  2. What are the elements that make for patience?
  3. Other thoughts?

Written by Pastor Nick Hood3                                                                   

Photo by Pastor Nick Hood3                      

Additional Prayers Photos and Meditations from Pastor Nick Hood3 at https://nicholashoodiiiministries.wordpress.com/

More about the ministry, mission, and meditations from Pastor Nick Hood3  – Welcome to the new and updated website at

www.nicholashoodiiiministries.com and www.puccdetroit.org

  where you can now view in one place the devotions, prayers, podcasts and videows of Pastor Nick Hood

New – You Tube Spiritual Videos at Rev Nicholas Hood and on Facebook

New – Listen to readings from the Book of Psalms, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, 1st Samuel, 2 Samuel, Proverbs, the Gospel of John, Acts of the Apostles, Philippians, 1st and 2nd Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, 1st and 2nd Timothy, Colossians, Titus, Revelation and more as well as Inspirational Prayers written by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Hood III at Nicholas Hood3, is now available on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nicholas-hood3/id1370371705.

Or, at anchor.fm/nicholas-hood3.

Also, on Google Podcasts at Nicholas Hood3

Now on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/1fQTqugJtGj6FCgHaGuG

Thank you,

Nick

Watch “YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD” on YouTube

Thoughts on What it Takes to Be Married 46 Years

Judge Denise Page Hood and Pastor Nick Hood talking about long term marriage

1 Corinthians 13 If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version. (1989). (1 Co 13:1–7). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Questions for Reflection

  1. what are your thoughts on what it takes to sustain a long term marriage?

Written by Pastor Nick Hood3                                                                   

Photo by Pastor Nick Hood3                      

Additional Prayers Photos and Meditations from Pastor Nick Hood3 at https://nicholashoodiiiministries.wordpress.com/

More about the ministry, mission, and meditations from Pastor Nick Hood3  – Welcome to the new and updated website at

www.nicholashoodiiiministries.com and www.puccdetroit.org

  where you can now view in one place the devotions, prayers, podcasts and videows of Pastor Nick Hood

New – You Tube Spiritual Videos at Rev Nicholas Hood and on Facebook

New – Listen to readings from the Book of Psalms, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, 1st Samuel, 2 Samuel, Proverbs, the Gospel of John, Acts of the Apostles, Philippians, 1st and 2nd Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, 1st and 2nd Timothy, Colossians, Titus, Revelation and more as well as Inspirational Prayers written by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Hood III at Nicholas Hood3, is now available on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nicholas-hood3/id1370371705.

Or, at anchor.fm/nicholas-hood3.

Also, on Google Podcasts at Nicholas Hood3

Now on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/1fQTqugJtGj6FCgHaGuG

Thank you,

Nick

Let Your Light Shine – Devotional

 
Prayer:  God, You have given me a light, and I promise to let it shine!  You have made me in a way that is different from every other person.  I may not be the smartest or most fast person in the world, but there is no one who is exactly like me.  Grant me the courage and confidence to let my light shine everywhere I go, and to everyone I meet.  Let me shine my light in a manner that gives glory to you and draws others to your power, mercy and love.  In Jesus name I pray.  Amen.
Written by Pastor Nick Hood
 
Questions for Reflection
1.     What are your thoughts about this prayer?
2.     How do you feel about your unique skill sets?
3.     Other thoughts?
                                                                                                                                                                 
Written by Pastor Nick Hood3                                                                   
Photo by Pastor Nick Hood3                      
Additional Prayers Photos and Meditations from Pastor Nick Hood3 at https://nicholashoodiiiministries.wordpress.com/
More about the ministry, mission, and meditations from Pastor Nick Hood3  – Welcome to the new and updated website at
www.nicholashoodiiiministries.com and www.puccdetroit.org
  where you can now view in one place the devotions, prayers, podcasts and videows of Pastor Nick Hood
 
New – You Tube Spiritual Videos at Rev Nicholas Hood and on Facebook
New – Listen to readings from the Book of Psalms, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, 1st Samuel, 2 Samuel, Proverbs, the Gospel of John, Acts of the Apostles, Philippians, 1st and 2nd Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, 1st and 2nd Timothy, Colossians, Titus, Revelation and more as well as Inspirational Prayers written by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Hood III at Nicholas Hood3, is now available on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nicholas-hood3/id1370371705.
Or, at anchor.fm/nicholas-hood3.
Also, on Google Podcasts at Nicholas Hood3
Now on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/1fQTqugJtGj6FCgHaGuG
 
Thank you,
 
Nick
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Get Out the Boat” – full sermon and preaching outline

Get Out The Boat sermon

Matthew 14: 2Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. 25 And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”

28 Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

  1. Today I want to talk about, “Get out the boat”
  2. My message starts with Jesus teaching and feeding 5000 people on a mountain
  3. After feeding the 5000 with five loaves of bread and 2 fish, Jesus tells the disciples to get in a boat and sail to the other side of the Sea of Galilee…(Tell the Story…)
  1. Lessons from the story:
  2. It begins with a spectacular miracle of Jesus healing, teaching and feeding 5000 people
  3. Jesus tells the disciples to leave him with the crowd and sail to the other side of the Sea of Galliee
  4.   Jesus was comfortable as the center of attention in a crowd
  5.  While sailing, the disciples are caught in a storm
  6. Lesson: often in life, the unexpected will happen
  7. We almost need to plan for the unexpected
  1. In the midst of the storm, Jesus is walking on the water towards the disciples
  2. Lesson:  Jesus is capable of doing the unexpected,m the unnatural, and the unexpected!
  3. Peter shouts out to Jesus, “Bid me to come unto you…”
  4. Peter then gets out of the boat and walks on water
  5. Think for a moment what it means for Peter to get out of the boat
  6. Peter walks on the water until he looks down at the waves
  7. You and I are like Peter in that we do well until the waves of life start to rise
  1. Peter calls out to jesus – “Lord, save me!”
  2. When the bottom falls out of life, call out to the Lord!”
  3. Too often, we call out to everyone but the Lord
  • I believe someone here today is like the disciples – afraid to get out from the boat of your comfort zone!

Questions for Reflection

  1. What are your thoughts about this sermon?
    1. Have You ever been afraid to “Get Out from Your boat?
    2. Other thoughts?

Written by Pastor Nick Hood3                                                                   

Photo by Pastor Nick Hood3                      

Additional Prayers Photos and Meditations from Pastor Nick Hood3 at https://nicholashoodiiiministries.wordpress.com/

More about the ministry, mission, and meditations from Pastor Nick Hood3  – Welcome to the new and updated website at

www.nicholashoodiiiministries.com and www.puccdetroit.org

  where you can now view in one place the devotions, prayers, podcasts and videows of Pastor Nick Hood

New – You Tube Spiritual Videos at Rev Nicholas Hood and on Facebook

New – Listen to readings from the Book of Psalms, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, 1st Samuel, 2 Samuel, Proverbs, the Gospel of John, Acts of the Apostles, Philippians, 1st and 2nd Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, 1st and 2nd Timothy, Colossians, Titus, Revelation and more as well as Inspirational Prayers written by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Hood III at Nicholas Hood3, is now available on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nicholas-hood3/id1370371705.

Or, at anchor.fm/nicholas-hood3.

Also, on Google Podcasts at Nicholas Hood3

Now on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/1fQTqugJtGj6FCgHaGuG

Thank you,

Nick

Tuesday Prayer

Middle & High School Sunday School – Plymouth United Church of Christ Detroit

Tuesday Prayer

Lord, grant me patience, power and peace.  Make me gentle, gracious and good.  Teach me to learn, laugh, hand love.  In Jesus name I pray.  Amen

Written by Pastor Nick Hood

Questions for Reflection:

  1. What are you praying for today?
  2. Why is this your prayer?
  3. What are your thoughts about my prayer for today

Written by Pastor Nick Hood3                                                                   

Photo by Pastor Nick Hood3                      

Additional Prayers Photos and Meditations from Pastor Nick Hood3 at https://nicholashoodiiiministries.wordpress.com/

More about the ministry, mission, and meditations from Pastor Nick Hood3  – Welcome to the new and updated website at

www.nicholashoodiiiministries.com and www.puccdetroit.org

  where you can now view in one place the devotions, prayers, podcasts and videows of Pastor Nick Hood

New – You Tube Spiritual Videos at Rev Nicholas Hood and on Facebook

New – Listen to readings from the Book of Psalms, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, 1st Samuel, 2 Samuel, Proverbs, the Gospel of John, Acts of the Apostles, Philippians, 1st and 2nd Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, 1st and 2nd Timothy, Colossians, Titus, Revelation and more as well as Inspirational Prayers written by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Hood III at Nicholas Hood3, is now available on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nicholas-hood3/id1370371705.

Or, at anchor.fm/nicholas-hood3.

Also, on Google Podcasts at Nicholas Hood3

Now on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/1fQTqugJtGj6FCgHaGuG

Thank you,

Nick

Watch “GET OUT THE BOAT! – worship promo video” on YouTube

Watch “Nick Hood on the Bench by the River – GET OUT OF THE BOAT!” on YouTube

Grant Me the Presence of Mind to Be Patient in Preparation – A Prayer

It is Friday morning Lord, the early dew is cool and refreshing with a  mint breeze.   I have stretched on the floor lifted my legs up high against the closet doors,  said my morning prayers, taken the lawn and leaf bags to the street in an effort to beat the garbage  truck and now I sit down on this dark, silent couch to offer this little prayer:

Grant me this day the presence of mind to be patient in my preparation, calm and confident in my commitment to you, faithful in my devotion, and loving and kind to all whom I meet.  May this be a glorious day in thy sight.  In Jesus name I pray.  Amen.

Written by Pastor Nick Hood III

Questions for Reflection:

  1. What does this prayer say to you?
  2. What is your prayer for today?
  3. Other thoughts?

Written by Pastor Nick Hood3                                                                   

Photo by Pastor Nick Hood3                      

Additional Prayers Photos and Meditations from Pastor Nick Hood3 at https://nicholashoodiiiministries.wordpress.com/

More about the ministry, mission, and meditations from Pastor Nick Hood3  – Welcome to the new and updated website at

www.nicholashoodiiiministries.com and www.puccdetroit.org

  where you can now view in one place the devotions, prayers, podcasts and videows of Pastor Nick Hood

New – You Tube Spiritual Videos at Rev Nicholas Hood and on Facebook

New – Listen to readings from the Book of Psalms, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, 1st Samuel, 2 Samuel, Proverbs, the Gospel of John, Acts of the Apostles, Philippians, 1st and 2nd Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, 1st and 2nd Timothy, Colossians, Titus, Revelation and more as well as Inspirational Prayers written by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Hood III at Nicholas Hood3, is now available on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nicholas-hood3/id1370371705.

Or, at anchor.fm/nicholas-hood3.

Also, on Google Podcasts at Nicholas Hood3

Now on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/1fQTqugJtGj6FCgHaGuG

Thank you,

Nick

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