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Prayer Life Challenge

Dear Church Family,

Greetings in Jesus' name!

 

I trust all is well and you are enjoying the righteousness, peace and joy of the Holy Ghost that characterizes the Kingdom of God.

 

I want to encourage you in your prayer life. E.M. Bounds wrote, "Prayer succeeds when all else fails." Have you ever realized that prayer is the last place you went instead of the first place? It is innate in fallen man to lean too heavily on our own abilities and wisdom.

 

Race Conditioning

Dear Church Family,

Greeting in Jesus name!

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 

The Christian life is a marathon, not a sprint. In a marathon, it does not really matter how you start; what is important is how you finish. Paul the Apostle speaks of disciplining his body by keeping it under subjection. Much like an athlete makes a commitment to training and watching what they eat, we must commit to spiritual disciplines to make it to the end of this Christian race.

Charge Life!

Hello Church Family,

Greetings in Jesus’ name!

Life is interesting (not always in the positive sense) with its twists, turns, and uncertainties. I heard someone say that life is ten percent what happens to us and ninety percent how we deal with what happens to us. Life does not always turn out like we hoped or dreamed; but, even at that, life can be a wonderful, exciting experience if we remember the above statement.

Be a Blesser

Greetings in Jesus’ name!

I trust all is well with you and that you are enjoying the blessing and peace of Jesus in this New Year. I believe this will be a great year for those who are determined to be serious about prayer, fasting, study, church, and giving. I am praying for you and believing for God’s victory and strength in your lives.

In 1 Peter 3:9, Peter speaks of being a blessing, or blessing others so that we may inherit a blessing. I want to speak to you about actively looking for a way to be a blessing to others. 

At the Altars of God

Dear Church Family,

Greetings in Jesus’ name!

I trust you are enjoying your summer and it is my prayer that you find yourself able to relax and be refreshed.

The altar of the Lord has always been a powerful place of divine communion for God’s people. In Genesis 8:20, the first thing Noah did when the waters had receded and he was able to step foot on dry land was build an altar. Elijah built an altar and fire from heaven consumed the sacrifice he had put on it in his confrontation with the prophets of Baal. I could go on, but I trust you get the point.