I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.3 John 1:4

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Message from Our Senior Minister

Grace and Peace Be Unto You,

The disciples and Jesus are in an unexpected storm, and the disciples are in their small boat on the sea. Boisterous winds, seemingly out of control and crashing waves battered the boat and overpowered its occupants. In the midst of trauma, the disciples remembered that Jesus was on board the boat and with them in the storm.

With utmost sincerity, they approached him saying, “Master, careth thou not that we perish?” (KJV) The NRSV says, “Lord, Save Us! We are perishing!” The complete episode is recorded in St Matthew 8:23-27. One of the most memorable phrases of Jesus Christ to the disciples in their storm is, “Peace Be Still.” With all your stormy experiences, embrace the words of Jesus Christ, “Peace Be Still.” Remember, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ provides peace – HALLELUJAH!

– Pastor Jones

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  St. John 14.27, KJV

October  2018
Church Theme:  As We Pray!
Health Emphasis: Heart Valves
Monthly Emphasis: Men’s Month and Hallowed Be Thy Name

Books for the month of September:  Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline:  The Path to Spiritual Growth; Andrew Murray, The Ministry of Intercession

Song: Father, I stretch my hands to Thee, no other help I know, if thou withdraw thyself from me, oh, whether shall I go?

Daily Readings for the week of October 14th

What to Pray: Having the appearance of godliness, but denying the power thereof.  ~2 Timothy 3:5
Thou hast a name that thou livest and art dead. ~Revelation 3:1

There are five hundred million nominal Christians. The state of the majority is unspeakably awful. Formality, worldliness, ungodliness, rejection of Christ’s service, ignorance, and indifference – to what an extent does all this prevail. We pray for the heathen – oh! do let us pray for those bearing Christ’s name, many of whom are in worse than heathen darkness.

Does not one feel as if one ought to begin to give up his life, and to cry day and night to God for souls? In answer to prayer, God gives the power of the Holy Spirit.

How to Pray: Only in God does my soul rest; from him comes my saving health. ~Psalm 62:1

Prayer has its power in God alone. The nearer a man comes to God Himself, the deeper he enters into God’s will; the more he takes hold of God, the more power in prayer.

God must reveal Himself. If it pleases Him to make Himself known, He can make the heart conscious of His presence. Our posture must be that of holy reverence, of quiet waiting and adoration.

As your month of intercession passes on, and you feel the greatness of your work, be still before God; thus you will get power to pray.

My prayer for the day week:

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Results and Reflections of my Prayer:

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Daily Readings for the week of October 7

What to Pray: I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for … kings, and for all that are in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and integrity. For this is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior. ~1 Timothy 2:1-3

He makes wars to cease unto the end of the earth. ~Psalm 46:9

What a terrible sight! – the military armaments in which the nations find their pride. What a terrible thought! – the evil passions that may at any moment bring on war. And what a prospect! – the suffering and desolation that must come. God can, in answer to the prayers of His people, give peace. Let us pray for it, and for the rule of righteousness on which alone it can be established.

How to pray: What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also. ~1Corinthians 14:15

We need to pray in our spirit, as the vehicle of the intercession of God’s Spirit, if we are to take hold of God in faith and power. We need to pray with our understanding, if we are really to enter deeply into the needs we bring before Him. Take time to apprehend intelligently, in each subject, the nature, the extent, the urgency of the request, the ground and way and certainty of God’s promise as revealed in His Word. Let the mind affect the heart. Pray with our understanding and in our spirit.

My prayer for the day week:

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Results and Reflections of my Prayer:

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