“I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever;
with my mouth will I make known
Your faithfulness to all generations.”
Joan Hagan will be having some medical tests this week. Please keep her in your prayers. Also, Joan asks for prayers for her mother, Mrs. Betty Bethel, who continues to have several health issues.
Kelly Schneeweiss, and possibly her sister-in-law, Sarah Schneeweiss, will soon travel to Honduras for a medical mission trip. You can participate by giving toothbrushes, toothpaste, shanpoo, soap, etc. Small travel size items can be purchased or the extra travel size items from your hotel visits can be used. These items need to be brought to the church by Sunday. You may also make a donation so the needed items can be purchased. Most importantly, pray for the team and those whom the team will minister to in Honduras.
BUCHAREST, ROMANIA (BOO-kuh-rest). International Service Corps workers Floyd and Freda Angeletti ask for prayer for God to call out people to join their Bible studies. They just finished going through the “Five Love Languages for Singles.” Their home was packed each week (averaging around 23-25 per week). God brought new people to join. Pray for Floyd and Freda as they begin a new Bible study with the college-age/singles, asking that God will continue to draw the lost to come and learn more about how they can have an eternal relationship with the Lord and enjoy a God-filled life. From this group, another group is beginning. Over the years, some college-age/singles have gotten married. Pray for Floyd as he begins a Bible study for this particular group. Floyd and Freda feel blessed to see how God is growing these young couples to be more like Himself. Pray for this group to be bold in their witness and to invite their friends to join this group and study God’s Word together. http://www.imbromania.ro/
MISSIONARY PERSONAL NEEDS. As missionary personnel in restricted-access countries attempt to impact a people group or city with the gospel, they have discovered that one of their best resources is the harvest force with the national Christian church. Often they travel to remote areas and offer week-long training to the local believers in evangelism and church-planting methods. Please pray for the men (who are the frequent travelers) as they teach and encourage the believers, but also remember to pray for the wives and children who stay behind in their cross-cultural settings. Pray that they will experience God’s peace in their hearts and protection from people who know they are alone and may try to take advantage of it. Pray for freedom from accidents or illnesses that might prove to be difficult for the wife to handle alone.
There will be a share group meeting at the Alford cabin Thursday at 6:30 P.M. You are invited to attend and share in food, fellowship, and a devotional time.
Pray for Vacation Bible Schools that will be beginning today at some churches. Various churches will be conducting their VBS during June and July.
Pray for school teachers and students who are attending and teaching LEAP remediation classes during the month of June in preparation for retesting. The test will determine whether or not students will be able to move up to the next grade.
Dr. Jack Graham
June 16, 2008
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Do you ever feel like you are just struggling to make it through the day or to the end of the week?
The apostle Paul is living proof that as believers, we can actually thrive… not just survive… in the midst of tough times!
Paul’s life is a great example to us. As we read in the Scripture, he endured hardship, abuse, pain, and persecution. But he never let his circumstances defeat him. In fact, hardships only made Paul stronger as a man and follower of Christ.
You and I know that life can be tough. We all face the pressures of day-to-day living. We all endure stress, uncertainty, fear, and anxiety. Tough times are just inevitable!
But Paul tells us that—through Christ—we can rise above it all. And through his words and his actions, Paul gives us courage that we can be triumphant in tough times!
Paul said in Romans 8:28, “All things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Then he went on to say in verse 37, “We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
If you’re a follower of Christ, then you are more than a conqueror. You’re a super conqueror!
One of the greatest lessons we can learn from Paul is that a triumphant Christian life begins with a victorious attitude. You see, the difference between the average Christian life and the abundant Christian life is attitude.
We see today that Paul had an attitude that was indomitable. Even when he was chained and in prison, his attitude was always positive… uplifting… joyous… and hopeful.
Paul knew that even in prison his spirit was free. That’s why he declared that he was a prisoner of Jesus Christ, not of Rome… or of his circumstances. That’s why he could sing songs of praise to God in prison. And that’s why he could write the Scriptures from his cell!
So let me encourage you today. If you’re going through adversity… and if you’re facing a problem or a crisis… as a follower of Christ, you’re in the grip of His grace! And you can face anything… and everything… because Jesus Christ is on your side!
GIVE YOUR ATTITUDE A BOOST BY LISTING 5 THINGS YOU CAN BE THANKFUL FOR TODAY!
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