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September 2016 Blog Posts (15)

More Blessed: Giving to Neighbors in Need

More Blessed: Giving to Neighbors in Need

Acts 20:35, "In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" NASB

Greetings Neighbors!

   Late one evening two weeks ago, a family in my subdivision awoke to flames engulfing their home. The fire had begun outside and taken over the house so there were only…

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Added by Kathy Branzell on September 30, 2016 at 11:39am — No Comments

Do You Want to Grandparent with an Ultimate Purpose?

Are you looking for purpose in your life? If you are a grandparent you have a purpose, a mission field, a responsibility according to God’s Word. Moses told the Israelites, “Be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to you children and to their…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on September 29, 2016 at 1:31pm — No Comments

WHAT DO WE TELL THE CHILDREN

Many, if not most of you have heard Andy Stanley's humorous warning, "You are scaring the children!" Northside Baptist Church no longer allows the video to be seen because of copyright claims, although over two hundred thousand people already saw it. Here is a portion of Andy's admonition.

“All of you who are 45 and older, look up here.

Many of you have grown weary and lost heart and the reason is–you have fixed your…

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Added by David Young on September 26, 2016 at 11:49pm — 1 Comment

How to Love Your Enemies

You never know what will grab someone’s heart.

 

Mosab Hassan Yousef grew up as a Muslim. From an early age, he studied the Quran, memorized its teachings, said the daily prayers, and followed the way of Islam as faithfully as he could. In that respect, he was like many other young men growing up in Palestinian towns in the West Bank, with one important exception.

 

His father was one of the founders of Hamas, the militant…

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Added by Ray Pritchard on September 23, 2016 at 3:14pm — No Comments

School Starts & Students Increase & Drama - 9/21/2016

The school year has begun this week in most countries in the Arabian Peninsula. Pray for the many Christian workers who serve as teachers. Pray that they may be able to teach and love the students, families, and colleagues as Jesus did. May their presence be a light.


As the school year begins, pray for the children of Yemen who have had many school…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on September 21, 2016 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Life-Long Repentance

In Matthew 4:17 we are told that after His temptation in the wilderness and the arrest of John the Baptist Jesus began His preaching ministry with the call for repentance. "Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

Interestingly enough, the word the Lord uses here in Greek, the language of the New Testament, demands that the action of repentance be continual. When we come to Christ we enter into life-long repentance. Of course, this means a…

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Added by David Young on September 18, 2016 at 4:23pm — 2 Comments

How to Pray When Life Blows Up

“Prayer is not everything but everything is by prayer.” So said Ray Ortlund. All Christians would agree with that statement. No matter what our background, instinctively we know prayer is central to the Christian life.

 

We all know we ought to pray.

We all feel we should pray more than we do.

 

Life can change so quickly. The phone rings and a voice says, "I've got bad news." It could be anything:

 

            A failed…

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Added by Ray Pritchard on September 15, 2016 at 8:43am — No Comments

Christ's Care for Campuses

  

Christ’s Care for Campuses

John 13:12-17 – “So when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments and reclined at the table again, He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?  You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave…

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Added by Kathy Branzell on September 15, 2016 at 7:27am — No Comments

Campuses Covered in Prayer

Campuses Covered in Prayer



Acts 1:8 “but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth." NAS



Greetings Witnesses!



I pray that you had a fun and restful Labor Day weekend with friends, family and neighbors; a weekend cookout would be a great way to strengthen your relationships with your neighbors! This Sunday is September… Continue

Added by Kathy Branzell on September 8, 2016 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Latest Report from the Australian Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research - Pray for Sydney, Australia

Friends in Christ,

If you are praying for Sydney and NSW this is the latest update from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

http://www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au/…

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Added by Lilian Marie Schmid on September 7, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

PTAP: New Saints & Hajj 2016

Prayer Requests & Hajj 2016 -  Sept 7, 2016


Praise God for those in the Arabian Peninsula who walked in darkness but now believe in the Savior. Pray that the witness of their changed lives will be strong as they live day to day among people who don't agree with their beliefs. Pray that others will be drawn to them, desiring change also. Pray for many to believe and…
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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on September 7, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

THE KEY TO TRUE HAPPINESS

I thought about using the word blessedness in my title this week. Of course that would have turned readers away in droves. But blessedness is really what I want to write about even though we seldom, if ever, use such a word in these days. I was surprised to see it still listed in my Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary. We tend to replace blessedness with words like success or happiness. But other words do not capture the concept of the blessing of God on our lives. So blessedness…

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Added by David Young on September 6, 2016 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Gathering With Your Neighbors

Gathering With Your Neighbors

2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” ESV

Greetings Neighbors! I have been praying for you as you have been praying up and down your streets and throughout your zip codes. I pray that you have met some new neighbors and have had the opportunity to show…

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Added by Kathy Branzell on September 1, 2016 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Are You Standing in the Gap with Prayer for your Grandchildren?

Since our world is in moral and spiritual decline, we are in a battle for the minds and hearts of our dear grandchildren. The enemy is trying to steal their lives and the plans God has for them. In addition to trying to destroy their faith, the enemy is trying to destroy the morals of our country, especially the family unit. It is urgent that we stand in the…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on September 1, 2016 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Are You Standing in the Gap with Prayer for your Grandchildren?

Since our world is in moral and spiritual decline, we are in a battle for the minds and hearts of our dear grandchildren. The enemy is trying to steal their lives and the plans God has for them. In addition to trying to destroy their faith, the enemy is trying to destroy the morals of our country, especially the family unit. It is urgent that we stand in the gap to…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on September 1, 2016 at 6:21pm — No Comments

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