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Calling All Prayer Warriors

Ephesians 6:18–20

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

img_0063-2Calling all Prayer Warriors!

This morning I feel compelled (obligated, duty-bound) to call on all who will to pray for the church and for your pastors and leaders. According to Scripture: 1 Peter 5:8-98 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith,

The devil is out there and wants nothing more than to devour the Church! Part of standing firm is to stay in prayer together. Pray that the devil not be given even a foothold in our lives and in the church. As Scripture says; Ephesians 4:25-2825 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. Continue reading

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Being of One Mind

Acts 2:44

And all who believed were together and had all things in common.

profileDid you have any family events over the holidays at the end of last year?  Maybe a Christmas party where the whole family gathered?  Maybe a New Year’s Eve gathering where loads of family and/or friends gathered?  At times it is neat getting together – if you like crowds!  Will you have or attend a Super Bowl party?  If your team is in the game – they are a must for sure.  My team isn’t in the playoffs so I have been watching them from a far – lol.

Are you the type person who likes people to get along – agree?  If so – the early church would have been a nice place to be for a variety of reasons (not the martyrdom of course but for the community feel).  Today’s passage talks about the early church being together and having things in common. Continue reading

January 15, 2014 Posted by | Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Denomination, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Personal | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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