Thursday, June 20, 2019

Muskogee/Tahlequah

Today we are looking at the promises of God. The Bible says, Every promise God has ever made is "YES" to the believer. Salvation is the promise that makes all the other promises of the Bible available. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved." (After a while I just had to unhook because there was no end to this train.)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Claremore/Nowata

I stepped out of the car and a number popped into my mind - 1864. I walked to the front door and plugged it into the key pad and the door opened. I never memorize the codes to get into these many facilities. I do have most of them in my phone if I need them but before I look them up they usually come back to my mind. I use it once and then a month latter and it will come back again. When things like that continue to happen it's a reminder that I am doing what God wants me to do and He continues to bless me in many ways. This may seem a small thing but it still blesses me.

The room was pretty full when I stepped in. They were certainly ready to sing. We sang songs like: His Name Is Wonderful, Jesus Paid It All, Joy In Serving Jesus, Standing On The Promises, etc. Faith continued to rise throughout the morning. Cares were being lifted and we were simply putting our trust in HIM. It was a great way to start the day!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tulsa/Cleveland

This morning it became very evident how much the nursing home ministry means to at least some of these residents. A couple of residents came into the room at the close of the service. They became very emotional when they realized they had missed the service. It took a lot of hugs to get them calmed down. This has become their church. They wouldn't miss it for the world.

We continue to travel and share the Good News that Jesus is Lord.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Muskogee

This morning, as I was looking at a full room of elderly residents, I was struck by the thought that God loves us so much He has given knowledge and wisdom to the medical community so that even nonbelievers can be healed. His end game is that His love will draw us to Him. At the end of the service we prayed for the facility, for the staff, that God would continue to give wisdom and understanding to all the staff so the residents would be blessed. Then we prayed that God's supernatural healing power would fill this place. To God be the glory.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Muskogee/Haskell

It is always a joy to bring the Gospel, through the medium of music, to those who are dealing with memory loss. Music seems to help the memory. As we begin to sing, the residents light up. They begin to talk about things the staff has not heard before. We are Strengthening The Saved & Saving The Lost in spirit, soul, and body.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Barnsdall/Bartlesville

We just had a wonderful time in Barnsdall this morning. I am eternally grateful the Lord has allowed me to minister in nursing care facilities. I believe this to be the bedrock of ministry. James, the pastor of the Jerusalem church said in James 1:27 "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world." I believe that is what we are doing in the nursing homes. we are ministering to those who are down and out. Those who are alone and many without families. We are proclaiming that Jesus loves you. And, Jesus Is Lord!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Muskogee/Tahlequah

This morning I was reminded of a story I heard back in Bible School. (I'll relay it as I remember it.)
One of my instructors said years ago he had set up his tent in a particular town in California for a 2 week revival. The first full week no one came. He ministered like "a house of fire" to his wife and himself. They took up the offering each night between the two of them and then after the service put the offering back in their pockets. At the beginning of the second week some neighborhood kids peeked under the tent wondering who this crazy man was preaching to an empty tent. Soon others from the neighborhood and community came. The tent fulled up that second week and they had a tremendous response. The revival lasted much longer than 2 weeks. The instructor said if he had packed up and quit after the first few days they would have never known the results of the revival. Then he said This, "Whatever the Lord tells you to do, just do it!"
This morning as I entered our meeting room, half the lights were off and a few residents were watching TV. They were not ready for me. I continued to set up and minister because God had told me to minister in nursing homes. He did not say, "Only minister if you have a big crowd." I am so thankful I have learned to "just do it." Sometimes our situations can cause our emotions to sway us one way or another. The question that needs to be answered is; what did God tell you to do?
By the end of the service several more residents had come in and we had a great service. Praise the Lord!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Warner/Tahlequah

We talked about family this morning. The importance of being in the family of God. I stated that being in the family means we are brothers and sisters in the Lord. At one point I said I was going to Tahlequah in the afternoon. When I said that, they wanted to go with me. I said, "What?" They said, "We're family aren't we?" I must have been very convincing. The truth is if we are in Christ we are family. Praise the Lord!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tulsa/Bristow

One of the big reasons the residents come to these services is because they love to sing the old hymns. That's what the activities director told me this morning. So, we sang a lot of hymns this morning. We also looked at John 3:16. As I recited the verse, everyone in the room recited it with me. It's something we all know. We meditated on how thankful we are for our salvation. Then we closed by singing - What A Friend we Have In Jesus. God Is So Good!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Pryor/Vinita

Praise and Worship is very powerful. We use it all the time in the nursing homes. (Music used to lift up the name of Jesus changes the atmosphere.) As I entered the facility this morning; I had the thought, "I need to change the atmosphere." As we began to sing, residents one by one told me of situations they were in. We sang and prayed, sang and prayed. God is moving in the nursing homes. Praise the Lord.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Broken Arrow

What an amazing morning. There was a woman in the middle of all the other residents who did not grow up in church. She did not know the hymns. And, when I talked with her about Jesus she didn't know much about Him. After we sang several hymns I asked her if she would be interested in coming into the family of God; if she would be interested in accepting Jesus as her Lord and Savior? She smiled and said, "Yes!" The rest is history and all of heaven is rejoicing.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Claremore/Nowata

We always have such a great time here. These residents love to sing about Jesus.
There are literally thousands of people behind closed doors in nursing care facilities.  These people are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, and friends. They would love to have someone come for a visit. Share the love of God today!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Muskogee

It is always a thrill to pray with someone to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. This morning was another one of those times. At the close of the service I was talking with the residents and picking up the song sheets. One woman said, "I want you to pray with me to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior like you said". We held hands and prayed together. Then I gave her a big hug and welcomed her into the family. This just never gets old!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Muskogee/Haskell

This morning was a tremendous witness for the Lord. This facility is an assisted living facility. There is a high percentage of residents in assisted living who are dealing with some form of dementia. Music seems to help the memory. As we sang the hymns this morning I could see the residents "wake up". Many of the staff could see what was happening. They are very, very grateful we are coming.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tulsa/Bristow

What a great morning at Maplewood. We praised the Lord and then looked at 2 ways to walk the path that God has prepared for you - 1) Be in the Word and 2) Prayer. At the close of the service we dedicated ourselves to constantly pursue the plan that God has prepared for us. Now, it's on to Bristow.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Muskogee/Tahlequah

This morning I recognized, once again, the need for ministry in nursing care facilities. In most cases there is physical care needed. However, there can also be mental and social care. In this facility all of this is mixed with those who have simply chosen to retire here. This makes a very wide variety of people. This morning this was the cross-section of residents. We had a wonderful time praising the Lord and then spent time in the Word. After the service there were many residents who asked for prayer. God is showing Himself strong in the nursing homes.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Warner/Tahlequah

There were several residents in the meeting room as I entered the door. (It's always good to see staff that prepares for an up-coming meeting.) There are people who live here with a real variety of needs - all forms of long term care - both mental and physical. We raised our voices and praised the Lord with many of the long standing hymns. Then, we looked into the Word and saw that according to His promises He can meet all our needs if we trust Him and receive. Yes Lord, I receive!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Muskogee

What a great morning. We had a full room with many responses to salvations and rededications. Today we looked at following the plan of God through His promises. Jesus Is Lord!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Broken Arrow


We are finishing up the month by staying on the theme of Easter - "He Is Risen". This morning we saw many residents pressing in and rededicate themselves to the Lord. It might have been cloudy on the outside but the Son was shining on the inside.
Now it's time to hit the trails and minister to the homeless.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Pryor/Vinita

I am continuing with the Easter theme this week. Most residents do not have an opportunity to be part of an Easter service. So, we are bringing Easter to them. That means 'the Glory of the resurrected Christ'. Now it's back on the road to Vinita. We are: Strengthening The Saved & Saving The Lost

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Muskogee/Tahlequah

Easter is certainly the biggest event in the life of the Christian and the Church. We have been celebrating the resurrection of Jesus all week. This mornings service was recorded and made available on our web site - www.pauldeneui.org.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Claremore/Nowata

Easter is a very special time of the year. The resurrection of Jesus is the only hope for salvation. We rejoiced in the old hymns of the church and then looked at the resurrection of Jesus. Any bit of attention causes laughter and tears all at the same time. We continue to: Strengthen The Saved & Save The Lost. Now it's on to Nowata.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Cleveland

There are days when you wonder, "Is it worth it? the driving, the hours on the road, the preparation, feeling alone. Is it really worth it?" And then you realize, it is the call of God. When you finally get there you see the look on their faces, the tears in their eyes, the hands reaching up to God. Then you realize every bit of it is worth it. There are millions of people who do not go and a few who do. I am so thankful me and my partners are part of the few.
This is Easter week. We are celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. One of the songs we sang was "Are you washed in the blood?" Thank God I can say, "Yes I Am."

Monday, April 15, 2019

Warner

This was a very special Easter service in Warner. We sang the blood songs, resurrection songs, and read the story of Jesus resurrection out of the book of John. HE IS RISEN.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Muskogee

It's great to see the Muskogee pastors come into the nursing homes. We are certainly working together. They like to come in and minister to their members. I provide a service to the entire facility. We made sure everyone in the room was born again. Then we made a decision to run our race strong to the finish line. Jesus Is Lord!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Muskogee/Haskill

This was an assisted living facility this morning. The majority of the residents love the Lord. It's wonderful to see them remembering and singing the hymns. These are the songs they sang when they went to church. So many residents come to these meetings it becomes the gathering point for everyone.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Barnsdall/Bartlesville

We sure had a great time this morning. There was some electrical work being done in parts of the building so we met in our old room. It was full and the residents were ready to praise the Lord. Today we talked about the Word of God being His own love letter to us personally. We can believe that the Word of God is God speaking to me.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Muskogee/Tahlequah

It's mornings like this that remind my how grateful I am that the Lord asked me to travel and minister in nursing care facilities. This mornings room was full and we were about to sing, "Thank You Lord For Saving My Soul". I stopped and told every one I new this was a strange time for an alter-call but I was going to do one anyway. I looked around the room and recognized everyone. I new that in the past several years I had prayed with some for salvation. Then we discovered every one in the room was saved. What a thrill! We teach to secure everyone's future in Jesus. But we also teach how to live a good life in this life. The promises of God are for today.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tulsa/Bristow

I was at Maplewood Care Center this morning. We had a great group. They were ready to praise the Lord. Then, we looked into the Word and learned how to apply our faith to everyday situations. God is so good!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Muskogee

When I entered the nursing home this morning one of the nurses said, with a smile on her face, "Good - your hear. We could use a little peace in this place." And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, filled the room. The Word of God is making a difference in these peoples lives. Both residents and staff. Praise the Lord!


When I entered the facility for the afternoon one of the staff members said, "You always come at just the right time. Ed just past away last night."
Ed was always in our services. Ed's favorite hymn was I'll Fly Away. It was the first song for the afternoon. Then we spent a lot of time sharing stories and having a wonderful memorial service for Ed. He will be missed but we will see him again.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Pryor/Vinita

This mornings service was filled with those who are having some form of mental deficiencies. We lifted up the name of Jesus through music. I love watching what God does through music. One of their favorite songs is Amazing Grace.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Muskogee/Tahlequah

We had more residents in the service this morning than I have seen in a long time. What a great time. We looked at the promises of God this morning. The Bible says, "All the promises of God, in Christ, are always yes!" So, it is important that we know how to receive. Life in Christ is simple amazing!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Tulsa/Nowata

We had another wonderful group of Rhema ministers this morning. We witnessed the power of God moving in the hearts and lives of many residents. God is so good!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tulsa/Cleveland

Wonderful ministry this morning as a team of 4 Rhema students came to minister at Methodist Manor. We are bringing the good news of Jesus Christ to those who find themselves in nursing and assisted care facilities.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Muskogee

This afternoon we had a wonderful memorial service for a woman who lived in an assisted living facility. We opened with "Blessed Assurance Jesus Is Mine." Then we had several residents share stories of their relationship with her. It's wonderful to have great memories. After that we looked to her present and our future. We talked about heaven and read Rev. 21. At the close of the service we sang "I'll Fly Way". (It was the favorite of many in the room.) It is always a joy to provide funerals and memorial services for Christians.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Muskogee/Haskell

Some of the residents were having a rough time this morning. So, when we got together and started singing Amazing Grace, they began to shout. The joy of the Lord truly is our strength! At the close of the service the activities director made it very clear to close with the sinners prayer. She said, "There are some people we're working on". Praise the Lord. We continue to: Strengthen The Saved & Save The Lost.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Barnsdall/Bartlesville

This morning was a great service in Barnsdall. We are looking at Proverbs 18:21, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue." Being born again is a good start to life but it's only the beginning of speaking a life of life. We must learn the promises of God, believe them in our heart, and confess them with our mouth. That's when our lives begin to really change.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Warner/Tahlequah/Muskogee

Wow! The last 2 days have been amazing and busy. Wednesday was Warner at 10am then Tahlequah at 2:30pm. Today was Muskogee at 10am, Broken Arrow at 12pm for a stratagee meeting then Tahlequah for a 2pm service. In between all that the nursing home map has changed and we are going to start ministering in the Cherokee Nursing Home in Tahlequah starting next month.

It's all about people. It's all about bringing people to a loving and caring heavenly Father.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Claremore/Bristow

Today was quit the stretch - (151 miles today.). Do to a change in scheduling there was more driving today. Remember the old saying, "A church alive is worth the drive?" It was certainly true today. We are creating "churches" within the walls of nursing care facilities. They want to gather and they want to praise the Lord. Today we sang a chorus that says, "Let’s just lift our hands toward heaven And praise the Lord". They did not hold back on that thought. It was wonderful to see hands raised throughout the room and residents singing as loud as they could. Praise the Lord!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Broken Arrow

What a wonderful morning. When it's wet and cold outside it's so good to be inside and singing the praises of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. That's exactly what we did this morning. We had a great turnout. Many of these residents to not get visitors on a regular basis. We are bringing them love. The kind of love that only comes from a loving God through Jesus Christ.