Message from Our Senior Minister
Grace and Peace Be Unto You,
Richard Foster stated, “God prepares us for the mountains by training us in the hills.” Years ago as a youth minister, I had the opportunity to climb Pike’s Peak in Colorado Springs, Colorado with a youth group. It was a strenuous twisting of arms and legs; and almost a two-hour climb in a thinning atmosphere. About halfway, doubts, and questions started to arise as to why we were doing this. As we climbed, the slope seemed steeper and some of the youth began to wonder, suppose I fall?
While climbing, those ahead of us kept encouraging us by stating, “You are almost there!” After an hour more of climbing, we finally reached the top and wow, what a view! Our starting point that we climbed from looked so much smaller from the top of the mountain. Because God prepares us for the mountains by training us in the hills as mentioned earlier, our prayer is Lord, thanks for giving me the strength to climb!
– Pastor Jones
Beautiful Are The Feet Award
Pastor Jones honored at Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference in Memphis, TN. Pastor received the “Beautiful Are The Feet” lifetime achievement award.
Theme: As We Pray!
Health Emphasis: Regular Exercise
Monthly Emphasis: Y.O.U. Graduation
Books: Allen L. Charles, All Things Are Possible Through Prayer and Readings from Andrew Murray, The Ministry of Intercession.
Daily Readings for the week of August 12th
What do we pray for in the sixth petition? (cont’d) – bestow and bless all means of grace (o) and quicken us to watchfulness in the use of them, that we and all His people may by His providence be kept from being tempted to sin; (p) or, if tempted, that by His Spirit we may be powerfully supported and enabled to stand in the hour of temptation; (q) or, when fallen, raised again and recovered out of it, (r) and have a sanctified use and improvement thereof; (s) that our sanctification and salvation may be perfected, (t) Satan trodden under our feet, (u) and we fully freed from sin, temptation, and all evil forever. (v)
References: (o) Hebrews 13:20, 21; Ephesians 4:11, 12. (p) Matthew 26:41; Psalm 19:13. (q) 1 Corinthians 10:13; Ephesians 3:14-16. (r) Psalm 51:12. (s) 1 Peter 5:10; 1:6, 7. (t) 1 Thessalonians 3:13. (u) Romans 16:20. (v) 1 Thessalonians 5:23.
My prayer for the day week:
Results and Reflections of my Prayer: