Monthly Archives: November 2013

40 Days of Prayer–Senior Adults

As FBC begins our celebration of the Christmas season (tomorrow is the first Sunday in Advent), I hope you will remember the story of Simeon.  (Luke 2)  An old man.  He has waited for years for “the consolation of Israel”.  Trusting a promise from God … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer- Practice Makes…

In Luke 11, the disciples ask Jesus to “teach them to pray”. I often wonder why. What was the real motivation for the question? What did they see? What did they hear? What did they observe? Was it His wisdom? … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – The Prayer of Thanks

Day 7 – The Prayer of Thanks Today is Thanksgiving Day…a national holiday that dates back to the 17th century.  The holiday was initiated to give thanks to God for the bountiful harvest He provided.  Giving thanks to God is … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Good

Prayer is the first step toward coming to know that this is not looking to devour you.  That’s the devil’s mission, the Bible says, not this good creation of God’s.  Jesus told us the pagans run after things they believe … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Acknowledgement and Gratitude

Do you have a pattern to your prayers? Jesus gave us the best possible scheme for talking to the Father through the Model Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13.  Notice the first sentence carefully. “Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed by … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – For people to be saved

However you imagine the balance between sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man, whether Calvinist or Armenian, one thing is certain.  Prayer is powerful with God,  powerful in the salvation of those who separated from God and empty of eternal … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Repentance and Renewal

People who pray (thank you for being one of this number) must face sin.  Must understand it.  Must appreciate the non-negotiable position of a holy God toward it.  Christianity is not soft.  It does not allow spiritual avoidance. Day 3 … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Your Pastor(s)

We have begun a 40 day journey together.  Hundreds of us.  Focusing our prayers.  Asking God with united voice.  Welcome to these days.  I believe God will bless us. Day 2 – Will  you pray for your Pastor(s)? He has … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – The President

Normal Christian behavior!  It is ignored by many, but still God’s plan for the church.  “My house shall be called a house of prayer.”  Will you join me?  Starting this morning, and ending on New Year’s Day, hundreds of members and … Continue reading

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False Teachers

Re: Verse reading–2 Peter 1:16-21; 2:1-3; 3:1-18 (day four) How relevant is Scripture?  As we read Peter, it is as if we are reading the daily news.  2:1 says, “False prophets also arose among the people, just as there will … Continue reading

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