Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Treat From Our Kitchen To Yours

Good Monday Morning To You!

I have to share a treat with you. I took a bit of a nap yesterday and was sleeping just fine. I awoke to smells that I thought were coming from the shores of Heaven. As I came back to full consciousness, I knew exactly what I was smelling: my daughter Michele was making her cheese-steak wraps. Oh my, what a treat! Michele, we call her Shelly, knows how much we all love them, so yesterday was our day. I told her I wanted the recipe so that I could share it with each of you. It is really easy to make, and believe it or not, if you use low sodium low fat deli roast beef, it works on a heart smart diet. I also recommend low fat mayo. She gave me her recipe, so here it is for you to enjoy as well.

WARNING: SLIGHTLY ADDICTIVE!!! Ingredients: Extra large flour tortilla shells; Swiss cheese; Roast Beef; Green Peppers; Onions; Mayonnaise; Horseradish Sauce; Butter. Caramelize the onions and green peppers in a bit of butter. Set oven to 375 (degrees) and lay wraps out. Spread mayonnaise and horseradish sauce out on half the wrap. Add roast beef and layer onions and peppers over roast beef. Cover with Swiss cheese and wrap up. It is easiest to flip the edge of the wrap over then grab both sides and fold them. Keep rolling until closed. Warm in oven for 10-13 minutes or until slightly crisp and golden. Be careful they are extremely hot to eat!
By: Michele Cooper

In mine, she either leaves out the green peppers, or uses very few. I like peppers, but they do not like me. Try these for lunch or supper soon then let me know how you liked them. I’ll be sure to tell her. Michele is revamping her online business. Her shop is called bebe chat and features vintage accessories and jewelry that women seem to enjoy. Her shop can be visited online by going to Her mother wore a yellow rose necklace to church today that Shelly made. Maybe I’m bragging, but it looked nice, and several ladies commented to her about it. In Etsy it is very difficult to open a shop with an original name. Shelly is a cat lover, so she wanted to name her shop Cat Baby. That name was taken, so I told her cat baby was pronounced bebe chat in French. She looked it up and discovered the name was available, so her web site was opened. All her things are painstakingly hand crafted, so if you’re interested in those things, or even just curious, go to her site and check it out.

Yesterday was an ultra super day at Friendship Harmony. We were privileged to baptize four fine people. We had two sets of husband and wife families that followed the LORD in believer’s baptism. What a blessing it was! The sermon title was “Jesus Our Savior.” I talked about Christ being either a savior, the Savior, or your Savior. I asked which is He to you? My four points were Jesus was a prophesied Savior, Jesus was a needed Savior, Jesus was/is a sufficient Savior, and Jesus is a coming Savior. Point four did not deal with Christ’s coming in a prophetic way, known as eschatological, but in the sense of for the sake of our salvation, known as soteriological. Below are the notes which you are free to use for your personal Bible studies. Other clergy are free to use them as well.

Jesus Our Savior
Jesus Our….. Series By Victor Cooper
April 16, 2011

Intro: Today we continue with a series of messages focusing on what Jesus is to us, or could be to you if you have not yet received His love and pardon. We have examined the topics Jesus Our Shepherd, Jesus Our Preacher, and Jesus Our Teacher. Today we will see Jesus Our Savior. Next week we conclude with Jesus Our LORD.

I. Jesus was a prophesied Savior.
A. Zechariah foretold it. Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
B. Mark verifies it. Mark 11:7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.
C. Joseph had been told. Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

II. Jesus was a needed Savior.
` A. All humanity from Adam forward has sinned.
1. Paul told the Romans, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:…”
Romans 5:12
2. King David knew it. Psalm 51:1-5 (Read)
3. Isaiah had declared it. Isaiah 41:26 Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous? yea, there is none that sheweth, yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that heareth your words.

III. Jesus was/is a sufficient Savior.
A. The Father declared his sufficiency.
Matthew 3:17 & Matthew 17:5 …This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
B. Paul testified to it. 2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

IV. Jesus is a coming Savior.
A. `He promised! John 14:1-3 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
B. Our Salvation depends on it
1. A believer’s current condition:
A. I have been saved.
B. I are being saved.
2. A believer’s future condition:
A. I will be saved.
C. Our Savior will complete what He starts.
1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

Conclusion: Jesus is to everyone on earth one of three kinds of Savior. He is either a Savior, the Savior, or your Savior. Which is He to You? Which do you want Him to be?

Delivered to The Friendship Harmony Baptist Church Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011.

I hope you have a nice week ahead of you. I am always honored when someone tells me how this blog has been a blessing to them. That is exactly the reason why I write it. I also enjoy when you write back and tell me about what is going on with you. My E-mail address is if you ever want to write. Enjoy this Easter week and I’ll see you next Monday Morning With Pastor Vic.


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