Thursday, May 25, 2017

Daily Prayer Request ~ Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pray for Pastor Jason & Erika, Shawna and Elijah as they move into a new chapter of life. Thank God for Jason's educational opportunities. Pray for a ministry placement for Erika. Pray for wisdom as they consider questions of moving or staying, where they will worship as a family, and schooling for the kids.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Joy of Serving ~ Sermon Title

Daily Prayer Request ~ Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pray for the courage to surrender our will to God for ourselves and our church. We live in a very independent culture. Surrender, even to God, feels foreign to us.

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

                 —Psalm 139:23-24

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Daily Prayer Request ~ Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pray to increase our desire to seek God and come together as a church body, to turn from any wicked ways and honestly and passionately seek God. Pray that there would be a renewed hunger to study the Bible and seek Him in prayer.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Daily Prayer Request ~ Monday, May 22, 2017

Pray for our Young Adults and Young Families. Pray for purity in a world that promotes sex without boundaries. Pray for the strength and courage to hang on during tough times in their marriages. Pray for wisdom as they enter the world of parenting.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Daily Prayer Request ~ Friday, May 19, 2017

Pray for our toddlers and infants. Pray for love and security in their lives. Pray for godly examples and for teaching that gives them a foundation in the things of God, whatever their home situation.


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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Daily Prayer Request ~ Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pray for our Children & Youth, that the little ones remain humble examples of what we adults need to become in the kingdom. Let their conduct always be pure and right with reputation that show that they remember their Creator God. Teach them to declare God's marvellous deeds. Pray that they flee evil desire and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Daily Prayer Request ~ Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pray for our Youth and Young Adults in college and university. Pray that the things they have learned would come to mind when the many voices of the world would pull them away from their trust in God. Pray that they would remain true. Pray that if they begin to drift, God's Spirit would draw them back.


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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mother's Wisdom ~ Sermon Video


Proverbs 8New International Version (NIV)

Wisdom’s Call

Does not wisdom call out?
    Does not understanding raise her voice?
At the highest point along the way,
    where the paths meet, she takes her stand;
beside the gate leading into the city,
    at the entrance, she cries aloud:
“To you, O people, I call out;
    I raise my voice to all mankind.
You who are simple, gain prudence;
    you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.[a]
Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say;
    I open my lips to speak what is right.
My mouth speaks what is true,
    for my lips detest wickedness.
All the words of my mouth are just;
    none of them is crooked or perverse.
To the discerning all of them are right;
    they are upright to those who have found knowledge.
10 Choose my instruction instead of silver,
    knowledge rather than choice gold,
11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies,
    and nothing you desire can compare with her.
12 “I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence;
    I possess knowledge and discretion.
13 To fear the Lord is to hate evil;
    I hate pride and arrogance,
    evil behavior and perverse speech.
14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine;
    I have insight, I have power.
15 By me kings reign
    and rulers issue decrees that are just;
16 by me princes govern,
    and nobles—all who rule on earth.[b]
17 I love those who love me,
    and those who seek me find me.
18 With me are riches and honor,
    enduring wealth and prosperity.
19 My fruit is better than fine gold;
    what I yield surpasses choice silver.
20 I walk in the way of righteousness,
    along the paths of justice,
21 bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me
    and making their treasuries full.
22 “The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works,[c][d]
    before his deeds of old;
23 I was formed long ages ago,
    at the very beginning, when the world came to be.
24 When there were no watery depths, I was given birth,
    when there were no springs overflowing with water;
25 before the mountains were settled in place,
    before the hills, I was given birth,
26 before he made the world or its fields
    or any of the dust of the earth.
27 I was there when he set the heavens in place,
    when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
28 when he established the clouds above
    and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
29 when he gave the sea its boundary
    so the waters would not overstep his command,
and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.
30     Then I was constantly[e] at his side.
I was filled with delight day after day,
    rejoicing always in his presence,
31 rejoicing in his whole world
    and delighting in mankind.
32 “Now then, my children, listen to me;
    blessed are those who keep my ways.
33 Listen to my instruction and be wise;
    do not disregard it.
34 Blessed are those who listen to me,
    watching daily at my doors,
    waiting at my doorway.
35 For those who find me find life
    and receive favor from the Lord.
36 But those who fail to find me harm themselves;
    all who hate me love death.”

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 8:5 Septuagint; Hebrew foolish, instruct your minds
  2. Proverbs 8:16 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; other Hebrew manuscripts all righteous rulers
  3. Proverbs 8:22 Or way; or dominion
  4. Proverbs 8:22 Or The Lord possessed me at the beginning of his work; or The Lord brought me forth at the beginning of his work
  5. Proverbs 8:30 Or was the artisan; or was a little child
New International Version (NIV)
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Daily Prayer Request ~ Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pray for our LIT (Leaders in Training) group of senior youth, and their leaders. Pray for a solid grounding and a deep personal faith as they approach college and university days and consider lifetime choices. Pray that they would be excited about their faith and that their excitement would be contagious.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Daily Prayer Request ~ Monday, May 15, 2017

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Pray for our Youth Ministries,  that the leaders and volunteers have a genuine love and concern for the kids. Give them wisdom to deal with the multitude of problems kids face today. Pray for an increase in Godly volunteers and mentors who would be good examples to follow. Pray that the youth would learn to put God first in their lives.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Daily Prayer Request ~ Friday, May 12, 2017

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Pray for our Sunday school teachers, that they be God inspired and passionate about their roles as teachers and that they be good Christian examples for the children to look up to.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Daily Prayer Request ~ Thursday, May 11, 2017

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Pray for our Children's Ministries, that God would inspire the leaders and that the kid's hearts would be drawn to follow Christ. Pray that the kids would lead their unchurched parents and friends to know Christ.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Preparing for Transition: the road to the future starts in the present ~ Sermon Video



Let Jesus be your Guide

1. He'll guide you to explore and grieve what you've lost (vs 13-24)

2. He'll guide you to see circumstances through His eyes (vs 25-27)

3. He'll reveal Himself to you (v 28-32)





Luke 24:13-35New International Version (NIV)

On the Road to Emmaus

13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”
They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
19 “What things?” he asked.
“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”
25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. 29 But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.
30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 24:13 Or about 11 kilometers
New International Version (NIV)
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Daily Prayer Request ~ Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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Pray for a deep love and respect among all U18 Leaders for the children and youth they are working among. Pray for patience in the trying times. Pray for understanding of the struggles children and youth sometimes don't know how to express. Pray for wisdom, for sensitivity, for humility, for appropriate touch.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Daily Prayer Request ~ Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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Pray for our office staff. They are front and centre when people come into the church with special needs, or when any of us are upset about something church related. Pray for a gentle spirit when people complain to them about issues they cannot control. Pray for a spirit of unity between them and our Pastors and Ministry Council.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Daily Prayer Request ~ Monday, May 8, 2017

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Pray for our custodian. We have a big building with many activities happening on a regular basis. Much of what Marianne does is invisible—until the day it is not done. Pray for her. Thank her. Encourage her. Lend a hand once in a while.

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