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IMMANUEL’S BRIDE: Registering For December 12, 2015 Seminar

Posted on 11 November 2015 by mdepeine

December 2015

Depeine MediaWorks Presents:

IMMANUEL’S BRIDE

A Seminar About the Holy Spirit


ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY, 12/11/15


When: Saturday, December 12th, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Doors open at 8:30 AM


Location: Princeton Elks Lodge
354 Route 518
Skillman, NJ 08558
(609-466-4945)


AGENDA


Introduction / Opening

Session I: God’s Love, From The Beginning


Holiness Like No Other
Being in Awe of God!
He Lives in You!
Listening and Speaking to God All Day and All Night (intimacy)
Simple and Confident Righteousness Through Faith in God – Taking Action!

Question and Answer (Q&A)


Lunch: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 


Session II: The Wonderful Life, the Wonderful Plan


What’s Fear Got To Do With It? Man vs. God
Identifying Your Gifts – Identifying Your Purpose
Bringing Glory to HIM – Strength In Weakness
Making the Amazing Happen in Your Life!
The Glory of the Bride!


Question and Answer (Q&A)


Conclusion: Book Signings and Raffle

 Registration

$70 per person ($75 at the door)
Groups of 5 or more people – NOW: $40 per person ($75 a the door) – use Code “GRP12”
College / Students – $25 per person ($30 at the door) – use Code “COL12”
GPCC – $50 per person ($75 at the door) – Use Code “GPC12”


REGISTER NOW

**Special note about GROUP REGISTRATION: If you belong to a group of 10 or more people, you may use the group registration code (GRP12). Please enter everyone’s name and payment at the same time. Also, choose a group name to enter into the registration form. Thank you!

***Copies of of the book will also be available at the Seminar for $20 each***

Looking forward to seeing you at the Seminar. May God be gloried through it and may you be empowered and motivated to do all the things that God designed you to accomplish!

Mario Depeine, Sr.

 

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IMMANUEL’S BRIDE – HOLY SPIRIT SEMINAR OF DECEMBER 12, 2015

Posted on 04 November 2015 by mdepeine

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Immanuel’s Bride

Updated 12/9/15

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY 12/11/15

When: Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

-Doors open at 8:30 AM-

Location: Princeton Elks Lodge

354 Route 518

Skillman, NJ 08558

(609-466-4945)

Directions to the Princeton Lodge

AGENDA

Introduction / Opening

Session I: God’s Love, From The Beginning

Holiness Like No Other

Being in Awe of God!

He Lives in You!

Listening and Speaking to God All Day and All Night (intimacy)

Simple and Confident Righteousness Through Faith in God – Taking Action!

Question and Answer (Q&A)

 Lunch: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=restaurants+in+skillman+nj&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8)

Session II: The Wonderful Life, the Wonderful Plan

What’s Fear Got To Do With It? Man vs. God

Identifying Your Gifts – Identifying Your Purpose

Bringing Glory to HIM – Strength In Weakness

Making the Amazing Happen in Your Life!

The Glory of the Bride!

Question and Answer (Q&A)

Conclusion: Book Signings and Raffle

ACTIVITIES

Inspiring classes and dialogue, dance performance, refreshments, Q & A, prayer, a time of praising God and “A Wedding.”

REGISTRATION

 30 to 50% REDUCTION IN REGISTRATION RATES (NOT AVAILABLE After NOVEMBER 27, 2015! Extended Through DECEMBER 5th!)

NOW:  $70 per person! ($75 at the door)

**Groups of 5 or more people, NOW: $40 per person!

($75 per person at the door)

Use Code GRP12

GPCC (Philly) – Was $85, NOW:  $50 per person!

($75 at the door)

Use Code GPC12

Full Time Students – Was $60, NOW: $25 per person

($30 at the door)

Use Code COL12

Register Now

**Special note about GROUP REGISTRATION:  If you belong to a group of 10 or more people, you may use the group registration code (GRP12).  Please enter everyone’s name and payment at the same time.  Also, choose a group name to enter into the registration form.  Thank you!

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY OF Immanuel’s Bride and the Holy Spirit: Building a Whole New World DURING REGISTRATION for the discounted rate of $15 each!  BOOK REVIEWS

***Copies of of the book will also be available at the Seminar for $20 each***

Looking forward to seeing you at the Seminar.  May God be gloried through it and may you be empowered and motivated to do all the things that God designed you to accomplish!

Mario Depeine, Sr.

 

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Not About Rituals

Posted on 09 May 2015 by mdepeine

Jesus died on the cross to give us eternal life.  He did not die so that we could learn a whole new set of rules and live by rituals.  He wanted to teach us how to know God.  He wanted to teach us how to walk with God.  Jesus wanted us to know God the Father through him (see John 14).  Jesus lived to bring God honor (see John 12).  Anyone who becomes a Christian is here to bring God honor also.

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Start 2015 With a Bang!!!

Posted on 22 December 2014 by mdepeine

Start 2015 with a BANG!  Take bold steps with God’s Spirit.  Do the faithful and AMAZING things that you have dreamed of doing for God. Let God work powerfully through you.  Get and read Immanuel’s Bride and the Holy Spirit: Building a Whole New World. 

Immanuel’s Bride highlights the essence of Christianity: Intimacy with God.  The book promotes God’s plans to live with you and in you.

Immanuel’s Bride will help to restore and rejuvenate your faith in God.  Do you know someone who has lost his or her way because of disillusionment?  Get Immanuel’s Bride for them.

Start 2015 with a BANG and don’t look back!

Available in paperback / ebook

http://www.amazon.com/Immanuels-Bride-Spirit-Mario-Depeine/dp/1628714468/ref=la_B00IWXLYPM_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401425629&sr=1-1

Have a Merry Christmas and an Adventurous and Happy New Year!

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Immanuel’s Bride and the Holy Spirit: Building a Whole New World

Posted on 12 March 2014 by mdepeine

9781628714463_cov.inddImmanuel’s Bride and the Holy Spirit: Building a Whole New World is a riveting account of the Holy Spirit, which captures the glory of God.  This compelling use of the scriptures, portrays God’s dynamic nature through His Holy Spirit.  It journeys from Genesis to Revelation and looks at the importance of Christians being in awe of God.  It conveys how lowering one’s self before God and others promotes the free flowing of God’s Spirit in every facet of one’s life.  Both, novice readers of the Bible, as well as those well versed in it, will learn a new dimension of their connection to the Holy Spirit and how to depend on Him.  Also, readers will see God’s plan for the ultimate wedding between Immanuel and His Bride.

Immanuel’s Bride and the Holy Spirit is an uplifting and revealing profile about who the Holy Spirit is to God and to Christians, as well as how to allow faith in God to lead your actions, thoughts, emotions and spiritual strength.

__Blair Townley

Editor, Xulon Press

IMMANUEL’S BRIDE AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, Mario Depeine, Sr., publisher Xulon Press the Christian book, self-publishing company.

 

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I can’t get NO SATISFACTION…

Posted on 24 October 2013 by mdepeine

This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot.  Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God.   They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart.  (Ecclesiastes 5:18-20)

It is such a blessing when you can eat, drink and find satisfaction in the work that you do from day to day.  Solomon, in the Book of Ecclesiastes, says that this is a gift of God.  So, if you don’t have satisfaction in what you are doing everyday, I suggest that you look for ways to make your work satisfying.   If you try everything and you still don’t find your work satisfying, then start praying and looking for what will be satisfying to you.  Often, people let the salary dictate what will be a “good” job when, really, it should be more about what will be satisfying and rewarding to the individual.
You want to do something that adds meaning to your life, you don’t want to just go through a process.  Often, the only thing that keeps some people working in a position is the salary received.  That is a very good and real motivation, especially that bills need to be paid, but it should not be the main motivator.  The happiest people are the ones who get paid for doing something they already would do for free.  In a sense, they’re “born to do it” and they are fulfilling their destiny.
Find what matters to you and grab on to it!

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Who Should Step up and Take Care of the Oppressed, the Naked, those Unjustly Treated?

Posted on 02 September 2012 by mdepeine

The passage below is from the Old Testament, Isaiah 58:3-12.  God, Almighty is addressing his people.  The people had fasted and sacrificed in a way and they expected God to come through and answer their prayers.  They probably gave up certain foods or all food for a certain period of time.  They probably dressed in clothing that was not attractive or comfortable.  They probably did not do things they considered “luxuries” of those days.  In any case, they “sacrificed” and they expected some results from God.

‘Why have we fasted,’ they say,
‘and you have not seen it?
Why have we humbled ourselves,
and you have not noticed?’

God pointed out to the people that even though you fasted, “You do as you please.”  He said that they exploited their workers – cheated them and took advantage of them.  He said that “Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife, and in striking each other with wicked fists.”  See below.  God is saying that fasting involves doing what he wants from us, not just what we please.  He also is saying that “true fasting” involves a heart of doing right by those you may have “charge” over and it also means that you are not quarreling but practicing love.

“Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please
and exploit all your workers.
Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife,
and in striking each other with wicked fists.
You cannot fast as you do today
and expect your voice to be heard on high.
Is this the kind of fast I have chosen,
only a day for people to humble themselves?
Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed
and for lying in sackcloth and ashes?
Is that what you call a fast,
a day acceptable to the Lord?

Below we see what God’s preferred fasting really entails.  When you look at what God lists below, it takes a great deal of selflessness and sacrifice to actually accomplish these things.  It takes self-denial and a decision that “you” want to meet the needs of those who are less fortunate than you.  This kind of “fast” is a decision to put your comfort at risk, so that you could help others who may not have what you have.  Remember Moses:  “He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time” (see Hebrews 11:25).  Consider the great men and women of history who stood up for justice and fought oppression.  Many of them were threatened, attached and eventually killed for taking action in the areas that God calls “true fasting.”

God said that a true fast involves loosening the “chains of injustice.”  He said it involves untying the cords of the yoke, set the oppressed free and break every yoke (physical and spiritual)!  These are areas that I believe that many  Christians shy away from, yet they are so important to our God!  God is a just God and he wants people who follow him to stop injustice, oppression, and slavery of every kind.

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?

True fasting also involves sharing our food with the hungry.  Providing shelter for the wanderer.  Cloth the naked.  See below.

Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

God says that when we fast as he prescribes, then we will shine.  We will be transformed and we will be healed.  Somehow, taking care of people transforms us and heals us and draws us closer to God.  I’m  not talking about just the traditional (still very important), feed and cloth people, I’m also talking about those who are being unjustly treated by anyone or a government.  It applies to those being oppressed at home and abroad.  It applies to those being oppressed by a job, sitution or  a government regualtion.  God says take care of these issues; that is true fasting!

Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.
11 The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
and will raise up the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

God’s people; anyone who professes to follow God should heed these passages and put them into practice and “own them.”  Christians should, more than anybody, be the first people to have compassion on those who are oppressed.  They should not just have compassion but also look for ways to remove the oppression.  Christians should also be looking for ways to remove injustice wherever it may exist.  It is a big task, but God expects his people to do it.

Isaiah 58 started out in verse one with this line:  “Declare to my people their rebellion…”  God was talking to his people.  Anyone who claims to follow God should seek ways to put these verses into practice.  It may be through prayer, awareness campaigns, changing laws, voting, being a leader or anything that God has designed the individual to do.  But know this, God does expect his people to “fast” this way.

What do you think?

 

See also Psalm 82

 

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How to find a good church

Posted on 25 March 2012 by mdepeine

This is a topic that most people have a hard time figuring out the correct answer.  Most people have at some point gone to church as a child.  They have had some good and some bad memories about church.  Many of us, as adults, we may want to revisit the idea of going back to church but we don’t know where to start.

I avoided church for a long time as an adult because, one, I did not believe that there were any churches that really wanted to truly practice the Bible, and two, I did not know how to decide which churches were true and which ones were not.

There are so many denominations in the world.  So many different churches and so many different doctrines and every one of them claims to be “the one.”  How can everybody so different and everybody be right at the same time?  There are so many ways that the churches and groups are similar and so many ways where they are opposites of each other.  So which one is right?  Who is right and who is wrong?

What has made the biggest difference for me is to start with the Bible.  Yes, there are many different versions of the Bible also.  Well, to keep it simple, find a Bible that is written in today’s modern English.  Find a Bible that has a total of 66 books (Old Testament: Genesis to Malachi, New Testament: Mathew to Revelation).  The Old Testament has 39 books and the new Testament has 27 books.  Any Bible that has more than that is to be questioned.  Less than 100 years after the birth of Christ, the Apostles of Christ, his disciples, established which books would be the complete Bible.  There is no other Bible than what they have established as the “complete” word of God.

Use the Bible as a blueprint of what church should be like.  Use the Bible to understand what the first Christians were like and how they lived among each other .  Especially focus on the gospels (Mathew, Mark, Luke and John) and the book of Acts (see chapter 2, tells you what the first Christians did).

When looking for a church as your church, see if people are bringing their Bibles to church.  Are they reading the Bible on their own?  Are they practicing what it says?  Of course, you need to know what it says also, so that you could know what to look for.  Many people know how to quote the Bible but their lives do not reflect what they say.

You want a church where people are spending time with each other than just at church service.  Are they helping each other with life?  Are they supporting and encouraging each other?  Jesus says (John 13:35): “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”  Do you see the love?  Is there a sense of “family” or are they just members coming together to practice a religion?

There is much more that can be said about this topic, but I wanted to give you just a quick idea of what to look for.  The key, get a Bible and use it as the guide.  The Bible should give you a sense of what to look for.  Christianity comes from God’s word, the Bible.  We cannot practice Christianity, true Christianity, unless the Bible is practiced.  All who want to practice true Christianity must decide that the Bible is the standard and that it is the authority and guide for how we can please God.

Leave me a comment and let me know if this helped you or if you have any questions.

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Does it make sense to believe in God?

Posted on 10 December 2011 by mdepeine

How practical is it to believe in God?  Is there any logical reason to believe in God or is it just a waste of time?  Everybody should seriously look at this question and invest real quality time in answering it.  Read the full article below:

Does it Make Sense to Believe in God? – Yahoo! Voices – voices.yahoo.com

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