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Saturday Prayer

Pastor Nick Hood

Saturday Prayer

Lord, it is Saturday, and I thank you for the last five days.  Thank you for what I have accomplished.  I acknowledge the hills and valleys that loom before me.  Help me to enjoy today.  Help me to make the most of today.  Help me to do something worthwhile today- not just personally satisfying today, but something that will make the world a better place.  In Jesus name I pray.  Amen.

Questions for Reflection

  1. What are your thoughts about this prayer?
  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

Watch “knowing when the Lord is talking to you@” on YouTube

My New Spiritual Email

Pastor Nick Hood3

Good afternoon. I have created a new spiritual email, that I send each week. This email allows me to dig a little deeper into issues of faith and spirituality.. if you would like to receive the email, write me at nhoo996937@aol.com
Blessings Nick
www. Nicholashoodiiiministries.com

How I Listen for God – podcast

https://anchor.fm/nicholas-hood3

Watch – “Our Heavenly Father” Full Worship Service and Preaching Outline

Pastor Nick Hood Preaching

Our Heavenly father

Luke 11: 11 Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? 12 Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

  1. I want to talk today about our Heavenly father…
  2. Jesus gives us a description about our Father in Heaven
  3. God is good –“If a child asks for a fish, will his father given him a snake”…
  4. God is all knowing –
    1. God knows what you want before you ask
    1. God knows our thoughts
  5. God is a provider
  6. God is powerful
  7. God is peaceful
  8. God is gracious
  9. God is loving
  10. The Hebrew people had several names for God:
  11. Jehovah Rapha – The Lord that heals
  12. Adonai – The Lord that heals
  13. El- Shaddai – Lord God Almighty
  14. Elohim – God, Judge, Creator
  15. Jehovah Jireh –  The Lord will provide
  16. Yahweh – Lord JehovahLord who sanctifies you
  17. Jehovah Sahmah – The Lord is there
  18. Jehovah Tsidkenu – The Lord our Righteousness
  19. Jehovah Mekoddishkem- the Lord who sanctifies you
  20. El olam – The Everlasting God
  21. Qanna- Jealous
  22. Jehovah Shalom – the Lord is peace
  23. Jehovah Sabaoth- The Lord of hosts
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  • Today, we honor the fathers
  • We pause this day to reflect and honor our fathers for the love and support they have given us
  • I can tell story after story about the good fathers
  • With my own eyes, I have seen fathers who drove their children to school, sat up at night to do homework, bathed the children, cooked for the child, read to the children at night
  • Saved money for their children
  • Coached their children
  • Went to school to talk with teachers
  • Taught their children
  • Helped the children with homework
  • I realize there are some who have to really search to find something good to say about their father, but everyone’s experience is different.
  • It is unfortunate that when men and woment break up, the children are often caught in the middle and suffer
  • Even in the worse cases, there is often something good and positive that can be said about the dads
  • In the worst cases, if we look for them, we will find good father figures
  •  Last Sunday after church, Denise and I received a tremendous compliment as we left Sinbads…
  • A man followed us out of the restaurant to say hello, I was not sure who he was, until he introduced himself and said Denise and I were “Honorary Godparents to his sons…”
  • I had a great childhood, because I was fortunate enough to have a great mother and a great father
  • Because today is Father’s Day, let me focus on my Father
  • My father was not into sports,but he induldged me
  • and Emory with sports – year round!
  • When I decided I wanted to learn the trumpet…
  • He taught me and Emory to canoe at Belle Isle
  • When my band started to play for money, he drove us to every party…
  • In my last year in divinity school, he asked me to work for him here at the church
  • I encourage you today to pause for a moment and reflect upon your father…
  • Good or bad
  • Happy or sad
  • Thank God!

Questions for Reflection

Prayer

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

Spiritual Check Engine Light

Spiritual Check Engine Light

Around this time each week, I go through a process of deciding what I will preach on the following Sunday.  A couple of hours ago, I outlined a sermon on the theme of the “Check Engine Light” and Jesus.  Giving credit where credit is due, Darwyn Fair, our church lawyer, used this expression last week, the phrase, “Check Engine Light,” and the law.  His point is that life gives us certain indications that we are headed towards a problem, with red flags or check engine lights that pop up to warn us.  Darwyn’s point is that some people heed the warnings, while other’s ignore.  Depending on the reaction to the warning lights, we either avert a more serious situation or we make it worse.  When I heard him say this, I laughed and told him, this Sunday, I am going to preach on this subject!

The outline was initially challenging, because I was stuck on finding a biblical scripture that is exactly similar to the “Check Engine Lights we see after the automobile detects a problem.  The more I thought about it, the “Check Engine lights” of faith actually are more like the owners manual for a car or appliance.  The manual informs us regarding the proper usage of the car or equipment.  If we follow the instructions, with proper usage and care, the equipment should function well. the scripture I have chosen isJohn 8: 12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

I chose this verse, but frankly, there are several other scriptures that just as well could have beeb used, where Jesus teaches in a form that basically says – “If you do this, then you can expect that..”

For example”  Judge not, and you will not be judged, condemn not and you will not be condemned, forgive and you will be forgiven…”  (Matthew 7:1)

I am still developing the sermon, but I think I have enough to preach on this Sunday.  Thanks for reading and I look forward to your thoughts on “The Check Engine Light and Jesus:

Blessings,

Nick

Questions for Reflection

  1. What are your thoughts about, “Jesus and the Check Engine Light”?
  2. Other thoughts?

Prayer-  Lord, I thank you foir the guiding light of your Hol fory Word.  I thank you for your instruction.  I thank you for the warnings.  I thank you for your truth.  I thank you for your promise of abundant life in this life, and everlasting life in the world to come.  In Jesus name I pray.  Amen.

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

Video Tribute to my Sons

An Open Letter to My Sons on How Pleased I am With How They Have Turned Out as Fathers

With Father’s Day this Sunday, I have been thinking all week long about how proud I am of my two sons. They are now 40 and 35. Both are grown men, married with children. They are great fathers, and productive members of society.. I think back to their youth when we drove to the grand Canyon. The photos on this page were somewhere along on the way. My wufe, Denise and I tried to provide a rich set of experiences to round them out in ways that would prepare them for life. Now that they are ground men, we can see the fruit of our labor and I thank God!

Nathan, eating ice cream at eight on our way to the Grand Canyon

Noah, eating ice cream on the same trip – 4 years if age

Blessings,

Nick

Questions for Reflection

  1. What are your thought’s this Fathers Day?
  2. What are your thoughts about this piece
  3. Other thoughts?

Prayer – God, I thank you for allowing me to live long enough to see my son’s grow into manhood and father hood. Grant me the blessing to see my children’s children live to the fullness if adulthood. In Jesus name, IAmen.

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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