July 1, 2008 , 2007 Scripture Message

“GIVING OF YOURSELF”

“…Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” – 1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV “Then said a rich man, Speak to us of Giving. And he answered: You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow? And tomorrow, what shall tomorrow bring to the overprudent dog burying bones in the trackless sand as he follows the pilgrims to the holy city? And what is fear of need but need itself? Is not dread of thirst when your well is full, the thirst that is unquenchable? There are those who give little of the much which they have – and they give it for recognition and their hidden desire makes their gifts unwholesome. And there are those who have little and give it all. These are the believers in life and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty. There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. And there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism. And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue; They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space. Through the hands of such as these God speaks, and from behind their eyes He smiles upon the earth. It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding; And to the open-handed the search for one who shall receive is joy greater than giving. And is there aught you would withhold? All you have shall some day be given; Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors’. You often say, “I would give, but only to the deserving.” The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture. They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish. Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and his nights is worthy of all else from you. And he who has deserved to drink from the ocean of life deserves to fill his cup from your little stream. And what desert greater shall there be than that which lies in the courage and the confidence, nay the charity, of receiving? And who are you that men should rend their bosom and unveil their pride unabashed: See first that you yourself deserve to be a giver, and an instrument of giving. For in truth it is life that gives unto life – while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness. And you receivers – and you are all receivers – assume no weight of gratitude, lest you lay a yoke upon yourself and upon him who gives. Rather rise together with the giver on his gifts as on wings; for to be overmindful of your debt, is to doubt his generosity who has the free-hearted earth for mother, and God for father.” From The Prophet- by Kahlil Gibran

E A R C Memory Verse: “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper”. Psalm 1:3

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A STAND AGAINST POVERTY TOUR – Please call (281) 751-7085, or e-mail us at tearesurrectedchurch@yahoo.com As participants request a tour in their cities, we will keep a listing and inform all participants of scheduled dates, times, and locations. Locations listed are not in tour order. Peoria/Chicago Illinois, Washington DC, Baltimore, Maryland is on the tour agenda. How Can You Be Of Assistance? Introduce the newsletter, church website, tour information to others which speaks of our mission and vision – we are who we say we are, “The Elite Activity Resurrected Church.

THIS THING CALLED YOU! I identify myself with abundance, health and happiness. I associate myself with the vast All. I identify myself with everything necessary to make my life complete. There is no depression, no fear, no sense of lack, insecurity or unworthiness. I believe that God is All-in-All, over all, in everything that I shall ever meet. I am filled with peace and confidence. Ernest Holmes But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

(1 Corinthians 2:9)

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Have a Prosperous Birthday Year!
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY May all prior months and July birthday participants be blessed with uncommon health, uncommon wealth and uncommon favor.

Age is just such an incredible blessing, the softening and the rounding of corners. And the sort of meattenderizing effects of aging. Like being a stone in the river – the sanding down of the sharp edges. – Anne Lamott Birthday Wishes will be sent back to you – for your birthday year everyday be on top of the world, your body is well, your mind is inspired and you believe that all things are going to work together for good.

PRAYERS AT EARC May our Serviceman be divinely protected, their families uplifted with comfort and peace, and peace to all Nations. May the leaders of Nations be divinely guided for the overall direction and purpose designed by God Almighty. May our families be blessed daily and our purpose of life be made manifest. WATCH, be glorified in the VISION shall ask in my “And whatsoever yeFULFILLED!name, that will I do, that the Father may FIGHT & PRAY Son. May thoseit.” St. John 14:13,14 who have lost loved ones be comforted in their If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do WE ARE ON OUR WAY TO A PROSPEROUS EVENTFUL sorrow. 2008 - MAY THE WORLD BE ENLIGHTENED WITH Keep a prayerful watch for our service men, women and THE GOOD NEWS AS WE CONTINUE OUR “A STAND their families. AGAINST POVERTY TOUR” – A REVIVAL IN 2008. School is out – keep a prayerful watch over our children. Enjoy vacations, the summer season, and love one “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that another. will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Join us as we pray for good health, a prosperous economy, Son. If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will peace, unity, and God’s blessings to all. do it.” St. John 14:13,14

EARC Mission Statement
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.” Isaiah 9:6 The Mission of the 501 c (3) will be used primarily for charitable, religious, and educational purposes. Since Luke 6:38 is in the HOLY BIBLE and happens to be the words of Jesus Christ, we agree with the I.R.S. “the term charitable is used in its generally accepted legal sense and includes relief of the poor, the distressed, or the underprivileged; advancement of religion; lessening the burdens of government; lessening of neighborhood tensions; elimination of prejudice and discrimination; defense of human and civil rights secured by law; and combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency.” We pledge that The Elite Activity Resurrected will be at least one of the places that we will boldly ask “on earth as it is in Heaven”.

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