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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Prayer, with Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is only hours away now. Soon many of us will sit down with family and friends, and, realizing that the bounty before us is the gift of God, we will bow our heads and pray, thanking Him.

Thanksgiving and prayer are linked in the Bible.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; (Philippians 4:6 NKJV)

It is good to give thanks in prayer. The holiday is a good reminder of that truth. So, too, is Wednesday evening prayer meeting (tonight at 6:30), and Men's Prayer Breakfast (Saturday morning at 8:00).

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. (Philippians 4:6 NLT)

Happiest of Thanksgivings!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


"How can I say thanks for the things
You have done for me?
Things so undeserved yet you gave
To prove your love for me
The voices of a million angels
Could not express my gratitude
All that I am, and ever hope to be
I owe it all to thee."

(My Tribute, by Andrae Crouch)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

... When they believed... They were baptized...

That is a truth peppered throughout the New Testament - when a person is saved, he / she is then baptized. It is the first step of obedience for the newborn Christian.

Well, this coming Lord's Day we are privileged to rejoice with 5 brothers and sisters who will be taking this important step in their Christian walk.

Join us, at 10:30 on Sunday?

Monday, November 15, 2010

3... 2... 1...

Counting down the last minutes for Operation Christmas Child is year. The shoe boxes will be sent out on Tuesday!

Let's send them out praying each one results in souls added to the Kingdom.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Time is Running Out

Are you packing those shoe boxes yet? This Sunday is the deadline for participating in Operation Christmas Child this year.

Not only will you make a child smile, but you will also share the gift of Jesus Christ with them! Will you help us reach our goal of 100 shoe boxes this year?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fall Back

Don't forget...

... turn those clocks back this weekend!

I Was Hungry

It's that time of month again - first Saturday of every month, when we try and practice our faith, and help those in need by serving for a couple hours at the Haven of Rest in Akron.

Wanna be part of this exciting ministry opportunity? Join us Saturday morning at 10:30 at the Haven.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

When we think it most blunt, it cuts the best.

A hundred year old reminder of why we will be gathering for prayer meeting at 6:30 tonight:

Prayer is the never-failing response of the Christian in any case, in every plight. When you cannot use your sword, you may take up the weapon of prayer. Your powder may be damp, your bowstring may be relaxed, but the weapon of prayer need never be out of order. Satan laughs at the javelin, but he trembles at prayer. Swords and spears need to be sharpened, but prayer never rusts; and when we think it most blunt, it cuts the best. Prayer is an open door that no one can shut. Devils may surround you on all sides, but the way upward is always open, and as long as that road is unobstructed, you will not fall into the enemy's hand.

We can never be taken by siege or invasion as long as heavenly help can come down to us and relieve us in the time of our necessities. Prayer is never out of season: In summer and in winter its merchandise is precious. Prayer gains audience with heaven in the dead of night, in the middle of business, in the heat of noonday, in the shades of evening. In every condition, whether poverty or sickness or obscurity or slander or doubt, your covenant God will welcome your prayer and answer it from His holy place.

And prayer is never futile. True prayer is always true power. You may not always get what you ask, but you shall always have your real needs supplied. When God does not answer His children according to the letter, He does so according to the spirit. If you ask for cornmeal, will you be angry because He gives you fine flour? If you seek physical health, should you complain if instead He makes your sickness result in your spiritual health? Is it not better to have the cross sanctified than removed? This evening, my soul, do not forget to offer your petition and request, for the Lord is ready to grant your desires.

Come... Join us in praying for one another... And for His work in the few days that remain!

(the quote is from Spurgeon's "Morning and Evening" devotional, revised and updated by Alistair Begg)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hallowed be Thy Name

A prayer thought from our brother Charles Spurgeon, to start your day:

"We pray Thee help us who know Thee, to glorify Thee. We have known Thee from our youth, some of us, and hitherto have we declared Thy wondrous works. Oh, may there never be in our heart, and above all may there never come from our lips, or in our life, anything that might dishonor Thee. Oh, let us die a thousand deaths sooner than ever dishonor Thy hallowed name."