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Celebrating the 4th of July

1 Timothy 2:1-4

1 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

RevRayToday is not a day to think Republican – Democrat or Independent.  Today is a day to celebrate our freedom as a nation.  I hope you get a chance to spend time with family and friends this 4th of July.  I plan to spend part of the day with my new church family and part of the day with my earthly family.  My celebration started last night with a time of fireworks and fellowship with friends and family at Herrington Harbour and will continue today with some of the same.

Whether we agree with those in power today in our government or not – we should keep them all in our prayers because this pleases God.  Paul wrote these words to a young pastor – 1 Timothy 2:1-4 – 1 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. Continue reading

July 4, 2013 Posted by | Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Encouragement, Family, From the Pastor | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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