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week of May 8, 2011
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comes to those who are fair to others and are always just and
Psalm 106:3 (The Living Bible)
you have no helpers, see all your helpers in God. When you have
many helpers, see God in all your helpers. When you have nothing
but God, see all in God; when you have everything, see God in
everything. Under all conditions, stay thy heart only on the
Charles H. Spurgeon
IS NAMED 2011 CHRISTIAN AND NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
accolades and awards continue to pour in for Bonhoeffer: Pastor,
Martyr, Prophet, Spy (Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2010) - Eric
Metaxas' powerful biography of the German theologian executed in
April 1945 for his role in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. The
Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) crowned it May
2 as not only its 2011 Christian Book of the Year, but its
Non-Fiction Book of the Year.... Read this in full at
10,000 PARTICIPATE IN READING KING JAMES BIBLE 8 TIMES IN 400
honor of the 400th Anniversary of the King James Version Bible,
YouVersion organized a Global Flash Mob to read the King James
Version Bible in 400 seconds. With over 10,000 people across the
world signed up to participate, users were able to read through
the Bible eight times, far exceeding the original goal of reading
through the KJV Bible one time.
began reading the Bible at 12:00 p.m. EST Monday, May 2, 2011 and
finished 6 minutes and 40 seconds later. To view a world map
showing participation visit
historic events happened today-the 400th Anniversary of the King
James Bible and the largest and fastest Bible reading event in
history," said Bobby Gruenewald, Innovation leader at
Lifechurch.tv, creators of YouVersion. "The King James
Version greatly increased access to the Bible. It is amazing to
see how far we have come in access and engagement with the Bible
in 400 years." .... Read this in full at
KING JAMES BIBLE: “MASTERPIECE BY COMMITTEE”
& Ethics Newsweekly reporter Kim Lawton investigates the
background surrounding the King James Version of the Bible with
Jon Sweeney, author of the new book Verily, Verily; and Professor
Scott Carroll, director of the Green Collection, one of the
world’s largest private collections of rare biblical texts.
Also, see part of a Green Collection traveling exhibition that was
unveiled during a March 31 reception at the Embassy of the Holy
See in Washington.... Watch this in full at
MILLION STILL NEED BIBLE TRANSLATED
Sunday, Vicar Gary Jenkins parts the pages of his Bible and
preaches the Word to the parishioners of Holy Trinity Church in
Redhill, United Kingdom.
the United States, the King James Version of the Bible elicits
mixed emotions from Christians, all the way from extreme loyalty
to distaste. But in British cathedrals like Holy Trinity, it has
special meaning Americans might not fully grasp.
hundred years ago, it was the Gospel that brought to the British
people in their heart language widely for the first time.
the Authorised [King James] Version has had a huge impact on the
life of the nation, shaping our culture and even the language
itself," Jenkins said. "But even more importantly, this
celebration gives the churches a great opportunity to convey the
living Word of God afresh to a nation where there is now so much
ignorance of Scripture."
he said, it gives his church the chance to focus on the looming
need worldwide -- the "islands" that, 400 years after
the KJV, still need the Bible in their own languages.
need is about 340 million people speaking 2,078 languages, to be
exact. These hundreds of millions of people don't even have Bible
translation programs started in their languages, according to
Wycliffe Bible Translators.... Read this in full at
MOST TWEETED BIBLE VERSES IN RESPONSE TO BIN LADEN'S DEATH
announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed sparked record
Twitter use, with as many as 4,000 tweets per second posted the
night of May 1. In many of those tweets, people of faith processed
the news by quoting relevant passages from the Bible. Using data
collected by OpenBible.info's Stephen Smith, Christianity Today
listed the 24 most-tweeted verses in the 12 hours after the story
broke. They range from somber (#1: "Do not gloat when your
enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,"
Proverbs 24:17) to smug (#3: "When justice is done, it brings
joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers," Proverbs
21:15, started by Pastor Rick Warren), and reflect an ambivalence
about the appropriate way to react when a person who has committed
great evil receives earthly justice. Here are the top 10:
Proverbs 24:17 "Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they
stumble, do not let your heart rejoice."
Psalm 138:8 "The LORD will make PERFECT the things that
concern me"(KJV). (NIV: "The LORD will vindicate me;
your love, LORD, endures forever--do not abandon the works of your
hands.") (Unrelated tweet by Rev Run.)
Proverbs 21:15 "When justice is done, it brings joy to the
righteous but terror to evildoers." (Rick Warren started this
one.) .... Read this in full at
IT MORAL TO CELEBRATE A PERSON’S DEATH?
our fists in victory or celebrating in the streets is probably not
the best Christian response to anyone’s death, even the
death of a dangerous and violent enemy. The world can be relieved
that a leader as evil as Bin Laden can no longer plot the death of
innocents. We can be grateful that his cynical manipulation and
distortion of Islam into a message of division and hate is finally
ended. Even if we sharply dissented from the moral logic or wisdom
of the failed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan of the last decade, we
can be glad that a mass murderer has been stopped and brought to
justice. And we can be hopeful that the face of the Arab world
might now become the young nonviolent activists for democracy
rather than a self-righteous smirk of a self-promoting video
character who tells us he is going to kill our children if we
don’t submit to his hateful agenda.... Read this in full at
RESOURCES IN WAKE OF BIN LADEN’S DEATH
prayer for the reign of peace:
Christ Jesus you have taught us
love one another,
love our neighbors as ourselves,
even to love our enemies.
times of violence and fear,
the peace of Christ rule in our hearts,
that we may not be overcome with evil
overcome evil with good.
us to see each person
light of the love and grace
have shown us in Christ.
away the nightmares of terror
awaken us to the dawning
your new creation.
among us a future
is done with mercy,
all are reconciled.
ask these things
the name and for the sake
Jesus Christ our Lord.
See more resources at
I make a small confession? Every once in a while when I'm at the
gym I'll be using some weight equipment where you determine how
much weight you'll be lifting by moving a stopper up and down on a
set of weights. But when I get up to leave, do you know what I do?
I nonchalantly move the stopper from 40 pounds to around 70 pounds
so the next person will surely think to himself, ‘That guy's
got some impressive triceps.’ That's what we do most of our
lives - we try to reinforce this perception that we really are
Paul's Second letter to the Corinthians he spoke about how
acknowledging our weakness makes room for Christ's power [see 2
Cor. 12:9-10]. [Also, Paul reminds followers in Galatia] who had
stopped living in the Spirit's power and had started to depend on
themselves how foolish that is. ‘Since we live by the
Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit’ (Gal. 5:25).
The picture is of someone walking, and every step they take, they
take in the Spirit.
filled with the Holy Spirit is often thought of and talked about
in a very ethereal way while following Jesus seems to be more
physical. I wanted to find a way to better explain or illustrate
what it looks like when a follower is filled with the Holy Spirit.
I asked my Facebook friends to finish this sentence for me, ‘By
the power of the Holy Spirit....’ Within 24 hours I had over
finally forgave my dad...
lost 150 pounds and quit smoking...
have adopted two boys from Ethiopia...
am four years sober...
am able to raise my special needs child, even as a single mom...
marriage was saved...
child returned home after three years of silence...
found peace when my husband passed away and I thought my life
after story from followers who are filled with the Holy Spirit.
What's your story?”
Kyle Idleman in Not a Fan: Becoming
a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus
TO FOCUS ON DIGITAL EVANGELISM DURING MAY
is designated 'Digital Outreach Month', enabling churches to learn
more about the many opportunities for online evangelism.
have an incredible gift at your fingertips - literally. Your
keyboard," says the team at Internet Evangelism Day. They
claim there is growing potential to share the good news online in
a variety of ways. Christians can investigate these options during
May, which has been designated Digital Outreach Month. At its
center is the worldwide annual focus Sunday, Internet Evangelism
Day itself, on May 15.
do not need to be technical," says Tony Whittaker, IE Day
coordinator. "There are many simple yet fulfilling ways of
being salt and light in cyberspace."
May 15, IE Day is partnering with several major publishers to
offer free e-book downloads of Christian titles which are normally
pay-for. These cover web evangelism, social networking and other
areas of effective communication.... Read this in full at
PROCLAMATION--NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
our history, Americans have turned to prayer for strength,
inspiration, and solidarity.
has played an important role in the American story and in shaping
our Nation's leaders. President Abraham Lincoln once said, "I
have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming
conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that
of all about me seemed insufficient for the day." The late
Coretta Scott King recounted a particularly difficult night,
during the Montgomery bus boycott, when her husband, the Reverend
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., received a threatening phone call and
prayed at the kitchen table, saying, "Lord, I have nothing
left. I have nothing left. I have come to the point where I can't
face it alone." Dr. King said, in that moment of prayer, he
was filled with a sense of comfort and resolve, which his wife
credited as a turning point in the civil rights movement.”
.... Read this in full at
graphic shows that 58% of Americans say they pray at least once a
NFL GREAT TIM BROWN SPEAKS ABOUT HIS TURNAROUND
Brown was ready to retire from the NFL at the age of 30. He had
abandoned his Christian upbringing to the point that he literally
couldn’t look himself in the mirror any longer, causing him
to brush his teeth in the dark.
to the Times Leader, one night in prayer, he heard God tell him,
“Now it’s time for you to serve,” but he didn’t
fully understand who God was calling him to serve.
recounted his story in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., Wednesday night. He
was the featured speaker for the eighth annual Celebrity Dinner,
hosted by the Volunteers of America.
seemed to have it all early in his NFL career. He won the Heisman
Trophy in 1987 while playing for Notre Dame. He was drafted in the
first round in 1988 by the Los Angeles Raiders. And his faith was
intact. When he came into the NFL, he put a towel over his head in
the locker room to block his view of the players who were smoking,
drinking and cursing.
time though, he told the crowd Wednesday night, he dropped his
defenses and allowed himself to be influenced by those around
him.... Read this in full at
sought for the greatness and genius of America in fields and
boundless forests; it was not there. I sought for it in her free
schools and her institutions of learning; it was not there. I
sought for it in her matchless Constitution and democratic
congress; it was not there. Not until I went to the churches and
temples of America and found them aflame with righteousness did I
understand the greatness and genius of America. America is great
because America is good. When America ceases to be good, America
will cease to be great.”
Alexis de Tocqueville
ENTERTAINMENT REPLACED SCRIPTURE AS THE CENTER OF OUR WORSHIP?
interview with Chuck Swindoll
survey in 2009 asked pastors to identify the most influential
living preacher. Chuck Swindoll came in second only to Billy
Graham. How does one use that kind of cachet? Apparently to call
the church back from its captivity to entertainment.
Charles R. Swindoll is the pastor of Stonebriar Community Church
in Frisco, Texas, the chancellor and former president of Dallas
Theological Seminary, a prominent radio preacher on Insight for
Living, and a prolific author.
latest book, The Church Awakening: An Urgent Call for Renewal,
outlines the dangers when churches seek the world's affirmation
and copy the world's methods. Leadership Journal's senior editor
Skye Jethani spoke with Swindoll about the use of entertainment
values in worship.
Early in your book you say that when the church becomes an
entertainment center, biblical literacy is the first casualty. So
why do you think the church has become so enamored with
We live in a time with a lot of technology and media. We can
create things virtually that look real. We have high-tech gadgets
that were not available to previous generations. And we learned
that we could attract a lot of people to church if we used those
things. I began to see that happening about 20 years ago. It
troubled me then, and it's enormously troubling to me now because
the result is an entertainment mentality that leads to biblical
alongside that is a corporate mentality. We're tempted to think of
the church as a business with a cross stuck on top (if it has a
cross at all). "We really shouldn't look like a church."
I've heard that so much I want to vomit. "Why?" I ask.
"Do you want your bank to look like a bank? Do you want your
doctor's office to look like a doctor's office, or would you
prefer your doctor to dress like a clown? Would you be comfortable
if your attorney dressed like a surfer and showed movies in his
office? Then why do you want your church's worship center to look
like a talk show set?"
Lloyd-Jones said, "When the church is absolutely different
from the world, she invariably attracts it. It is then that the
world is made to listen to her message, though it may hate it at
first." .... Read this in full at
STEEPLES, AGING OUT OF FASHION, MEET THEIR MAKER
church steeples are taking a beating and the bell tolls for bell
towers, too, as these landmarks of faith on the landscape are hard
hit by economic, social and religious change.
specialists in clambering up to build or repair the soaring
structures, see weather-struck, maintenance-deprived steeples
chipped, leaking, even tilting .
and church planners see today's new congregations meet in retooled
sports arenas or shopping malls or modern buildings designed to
appeal to contemporary believers turned off by the look of
old-time religion.... Read this in full at
STUDY RETURN ON SHORT-TERM MISSIONS
reveals students who participate in short-term mission trips tend
to have lower levels of materialism, greater appreciation for
other cultures and a better understanding of missions as a
lifestyle, says a Baylor University professor studying whether
short-term mission trips are good stewardship.... Read this in
MANIFESTO' RELEASED BY LEADING MISSIOLOGISTS, PASTORS, THINKERS
is a sending God, a missionary God, who has called His people, the
church, to be missionary agents of His love and glory."
statement forms the basis for the Missional Manifesto
a recently crafted description of the term "missional."
church on mission is the church as God intended," said Ed
Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research and LifeWay Christian
Resources' missiologist-in-residence. Stetzer announced the
Missional Manifesto April 29 at Exponential, the largest church
planting conference in North America.
of the Missional Manifesto include leading missiologists, pastors,
theologians and authors such as Stetzer, Alan Hirsch, Tim Keller,
Dan Kimball, Eric Mason, J.D. Greear, Craig Ott, Linda Bergquist,
Philip Nation, and Brad Andrews.
the Missional Manifesto, we hope to clarify what we mean and
encourage all God's people to live on mission," said Alan
Hirsch, a leading author, speaker and missiologist.
term "missional" has been defined and discussed by
different groups. The manifesto intends to clarify what the
participants mean by the term and encourage others to live in
missional ways.... Read this in full at
see “Manifesto offers 'missional' clarity”
DOUBT COMES TO TOWN
resisted the urge to turn on the radio. I used the opportunity to
spend a few minutes with the One I doubted. My prayer, like the
hundreds before, continued to be filled with questions: ‘Why
do I feel so empty? Why do you feel so distant? Sometimes I feel
like I am a robot just going through the motions. It seems I'm
more concerned with doing things right than I am with doing the
right things. God, why are you so silent?’
I drove along Interstate 55 there was no miraculous sign. No
message written in the sky. I simply found myself humming a
familiar hymn: ‘It is well with my soul.’
it was well. Doubt was quick to submerge the meaning of my faith.
But in a strange paradox, it was my honest questioning that was
now allowing me to grasp God's hand and be pulled from the water.
And when I did, he was there not with a lifeline or a life jacket,
but as a living lifeguard. That’s when I realized I didn’t
need answers; I wanted a relationship. I needed to be with God.
I think I understand God’s silence. It was the opportunity
to see that faith is not so much believing in God, as it is being
with God. The most destructive thing we can do to our relationship
with God when it is passing through a period of honest uncertainty
is to silence our doubts and repress our questions. ‘Doubts
that are plowed under will only grow new roots’ [says John
Real Relationships: Les and Leslie Parrott in
Bad to Better and Good to Great, Updated and Expanded
WARN NEIGHBORS OF IMPENDING DOOM ON MAY 21
these billboards credit: They don't hedge their bet. Judgment Day
is coming May 21, 2011 -- not sometime this decade, not sometime
this year, but precisely on May 21.
hundreds of billboards warning unrepentant commuters of their
impending doom are courtesy of a California radio station led by
89-year-old Harold Camping, who initially predicted the world
would end in 1994.
New Jersey, about 30 believers paid to erect the signs in hopes of
warning and saving their neighbors, said Bob James, a Morristown
electrical engineer who organized the grassroots effort.
billion people are facing their death! What else could I do?"
said James, who views the billboards as a message of hope. "When
you have this information, with my love for my fellow man, I
wanted to tell people."
of "end times" are cropping up all over. Along Route 15
in Rockaway Township, a handmade sign has a litany of upheaval
that could double as a CNN news crawl: earthquakes, tsunamis, and
war.... Read this in full at
ENSIGN APOLOGIZES IN FINAL FLOOR SPEECH
John Ensign (R-Nev.) gave a farewell speech on the Senate floor
May 2 in which he apologized to his colleagues for having an
affair with a campaign aide and warned other senators to guard
against the strain of self-importance that led him to stray from
who resigned May 3, said when he first arrived in the Senate, he
saw people who were caught up in self-importance and never saw
himself sliding in the same direction.
easy as it was for me to view this in other people; unfortunately,
I was blind to how arrogant and self-centered that I had become,"
Ensign said. "I did not recognize that I thought mostly of
myself.... Read this in full at
SIN, EXCITING VIRTUE
TV network's hit series White Collar has a storyline that’s
simple: FBI agent catches con-man. Con-man serves time, but then
agent secures con-man’s early-release to him help catch
other criminals. It is a story of good triumphing over evil.
show is satisfying on a number of levels. Not only is it creative
and full of surprising twists, but it also acknowledges that sin
is destructive, that there is hope for redemption from sin, and
that there are people who possess virtue and are willing to mentor
Collar’s two leads are FBI Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay),
and con-man Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer). Burke’s character has
integrity and exhibits courage and honor. Caffrey’s
character is deceitful and conniving but attractively urbane.
Swirling around the two men are a host of other characters, both
good and bad, who are colorful in their own right.... Read this in
have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified
freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ
heaven even the most miserable life will look like one bad night
at an inconvenient hotel.”
Teresa of Avila
DENOMINATIONS JOIN TO PLANT CHURCHES
Reformed Church in America and the Christian Reformed Church are
joining together after they split more than 150 years ago to
launch a church planting project in four “test areas”
across the US.
Kingdom Enterprise Zones, the project aims to plan 10 to 20
congregations in western Michigan, Florida, Arizona and
California. Both denominations are funding the plan with help from
a “significant” grant from the Richard and Helen DeVos
only real difference between the two churches is the CRC’s
greater emphasis on Christian schools, said the Rev. Wesley “Wes”
Granberg-Michaelson, the outgoing general secretary for the RCA.
is not related to church buildings but a gathering of a community
of faith,” said the Rev. Julius Medenblik, the
president-elect of the CRC’s Calvin Theological Seminary.
“The implication would be that this pilot program would
affect many more churches than the ones started.” .... Read
this in full at
ROYALTY, AND THE MEDIA
Wark's frozen, disdainful grimace said it all. Anchoring Newsnight
on the evening of the royal wedding, she found herself completely
at a loss to know how to respond to Martin Bashir's unexpected
mention of religion. Presumably invited as a studio guest on the
strength of his explosive interview with Princess Diana in 1995,
Bashir had the poor taste to point out that the event for which
the BBC had been providing round-the-clock coverage was actually a
religious service.... Read this in full at
& KATE WERE JUST PLAYING HOUSE
isn’t really practice for marriage. As any athlete can tell
you: As much as you train, it never completely prepares you for
the race. You’ll never perfectly simulate in practice the
nerves and adrenaline that kick in at the starting block. The race
and practice are simply not the same experience, and neither are
settling down and what used to be called shacking up..... Read
this in full at
ROYAL WEDDING HOMILY BY DR. RICHARD CHARTRES, ANGLICAN BISHOP OF
who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”
So said St Catherine of Siena whose festival day it is today.
Marriage is intended to be a way in which man and woman help each
other to become what God meant each one to be, their deepest and
are full of fear for the future of the prospects of our world but
the message of the celebrations in this country and far beyond its
shores is the right one – this is a joyful day! It is good
that people in every continent are able to share in these
celebrations because this is, as every wedding day should be, a
day of hope.
a sense every wedding is a royal wedding with the bride and the
groom as king and queen of creation, making a new life together so
that life can flow through them into the future.
and Catherine, you have chosen to be married in the sight of a
generous God who so loved the world that he gave himself to us in
the person of Jesus Christ.... Read this in full at
OF ENGLAND SAYS ATTENDANCE IS GROWING AT CATHEDRALS
days after one of Britain's great churches, London's Westminster
Abbey, was seen on television by millions as the site of a royal
wedding, the Church of England released statistics showing that
weekly attendance at its 43 cathedrals rose by 7% in 2010.
at services outside Sundays has grown more significantly by 10%
over the past year.... Steady growth since the beginning of the
millennium is encouraging cathedrals to explore the unique
position they hold in the life of the nation and is restoring
confidence in mission," commented the Rev. Lynda Barley, head
of research and statistics at the Archbishops' Council, in a news
release.... Read this in full at
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM VIOLATIONS CITED
religious freedom watchdog panel has added Egypt to its list of
the worst violators of religious liberty, citing attacks on Coptic
Christians that occurred surrounding the downfall of former
President Hosni Mubarak.
Egyptian government engaged in and tolerated religious freedom
violations both before and after President Hosni Mubarak stepped
down on Feb. 11," said Leonard Leo, chairman of the
bipartisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom,
which released its report April 28.
his waning months, religious freedom conditions were rapidly
deteriorating and since his departure, we've seen nothing to
indicate that these conditions have improved." .... Read this
in full at
CULTIVATES SITES OF ITS CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
shouldered and bibles in hand, a group of Christian pilgrims from
Indonesia, China and the United States trooped into the remains of
a fourth-century church in ancient Philadelphia last month. Gazing
up at the columns that tower over what is today the Turkish market
town of Alasehir, the pilgrims listened as their Australian guide
read from the Apostle John’s letter to the early Christians
of this city, one of the biblical Seven Churches of Revelation.
makes you see the Bible in 3-D and color,” the guide, Dan
Fennell, said of his tour of historical Christian sites around
western Turkey.... Read this in full at
THIS ALTER THE NARRATIVE OF AN INCREASINGLY GODLESS EUROPE?
levels at regular weekly services in Church of England cathedrals
have increased significantly more this year, by 7%. Since the turn
of the millennium, they have steadily grown by a total of 37%,
which is about 4% on average each year. At Sunday services alone
15,800 adults and 3,100 children and young people are usually
present while over the whole week the figures rise (by 73%) to
27,400 and 7,600 respectively. Westminster Abbey adds, on average,
1,800 people each week to these number.... Read this in full at
FORCE ACADEMY DEDICATES OUTDOOR CHAPEL FOR EARTH-CENTERED GROUPS
Wiccans and Druids to the list of faiths that have their own
chapel at the Air Force Academy. A circle of stones around an
altar was dedicated on a hilltop above the campus Tuesday with
earth-centered prayer and speeches about religious liberty at the
academy, a school that has long faced criticism as a bastion for
outdoor worship space is something we have created to help people
of all religions,” Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, the academy’s
superintendent, said before a ribbon cutting on the site.
academy is home to about 10 cadets who regularly attend “earth
centered” worship groups. Earth-centered is a catch-all
phrase for groups including New Age religion, paganism, Wicca,
Druids and ancient Norse beliefs.... Read this in full at
fail or succeed in my stewardship of life in proportion to how
convinced I am that life belongs to God.”
want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you...that Christ
died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried,
[and] that he was raised on the third day according to the
1 Corinthians 15:1, 3-4
WEEK'S HYMN: SING WITH ALL THE SAINTS IN GLORY
William J. Irons, 1873
from Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th Symphony; adapted by Edward
with all the saints in glory, sing the resurrection song!
and sorrow, earth’s dark story, to the former days belong.
around the clouds are breaking, soon the storms of time shall
God’s likeness we, awaking, know the everlasting peace.
what glory, far exceeding all that eye has yet perceived!
hearts, for ages pleading, never that full joy conceived.
has promised, Christ prepares it, there on high our welcome waits.
humble spirit shares it; Christ has passed th’eternal gates.
eternal! heaven rejoices; Jesus lives, who once was dead.
we now the deathless voices; child of God, lift up your head!
from the distant ages, saints all longing for their heaven,
psalmists, seers, and sages, all await the glory given.
eternal! O what wonders crowd on faith; what joy unknown,
amidst earth’s closing thunders, saints shall stand before
to enter that bright portal, see that glowing firmament;
with Thee, O God immortal, “Jesus Christ Whom Thou has
I pray for another person, I am praying for God to open my eyes so
that I can see that person as God does, and then enter into the
stream of love that God already directs toward that person.”
FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS TODAY
the following list as your daily prayer guide. Think of a brother
or situation that applies and lift them up in prayer.
agreeing in prayer with you for God’s blessings to overtake
God and man
Be in God’s will
Raises or bonuses
Checks in the mail
Gifts & surprises
Bills decrease while blessings increase
all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou
shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God" (Deut.
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