Big Idea: Legitimate prayer is intimate, intelligent and expectant.
Big Idea: Jesus is our Priestly King!
This comes from E.M. Bounds classic prayer text, “Purpose in Prayer,” and is a quote from a 16th century pastor, John Welch:
Pray for your pastor. Pray for his body, that he may be kept strong and spared many years. Pray for his soul, that he may be kept humble and holy, a burning and shining light. Pray for his ministry, that it may be abundantly blessed, that he may be anointed to preach good tidings. Let there be no secret prayer without naming him before your God, no family prayer without carrying your pastor in your hearts to God.
There is no greater gift you could offer these shepherds.
Big Idea: Jesus is Messiah, Redeemer, Curse-taker, and Blessing-giver. You either have Jesus and everything or if you try to add something to, besides, or instead of Jesus, you end up with nothing.
With half of a month left in 2014, I thought you’d want to know where we are financially and with regard to building construction. Let me summarize where we are under 2 headings: (1)what God has provided and (2) what we’re still waiting for Him to provide.
Second, what we are waiting on God to provide:
1) Based, on last year’s projections for our general fund, we are hoping to end the fiscal year $10,000 to $12,000 in the black. Thus, we are currently ~$10k short.
2) We need approximately $10,000-15,000 in our building fund (currently sitting at ~$3,000) before we have the reserve desired to begin the next phase of roughing in the new bathroom and kitchen areas.
Would you and your family prayerfully consider if the LORD would have you be a part of how He provides? Maybe in some of these ways:
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or any ideas on how you might contribute to the work of this church. My dream and hope is that over the next 12-18 months we can get this building to a place where we can take a season away from physical construction and focus on other important ministry opportunities.
God is building His church…the gates of hell cannot stand against Him.