Songs of Worship, 8/31/2014

This Week’s Songs of Worship:
Music helps us to connect right thinking and right feeling. The more we know God, the more we’re inspired to sing and to live our entire lives worshiping Him. Here’s a chance to learn this week’s songs ahead of time!

CREATION
God is the great and loving Creator

FALL & REDEMPTION
We have rebelled and need Jesus

RE-CREATION
God is making us new in Jesus


For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org.

Prayer Tip: “Giving” and “Give me” Praying

“The greatest thing anyone can do for God and man is to pray.” – S.D. Gordon

Too often we think of prayer as “ the least I can do.”

“Prayer for others is a form of giving, and praying for God’s best in our lives is part of giving ourselves to Him.  As we form the habit of ‘giving’ prayers, we start growing out of our natural tendency to major on ‘give me’ prayers.”  Ruth Myers

What a privilege to be a part of God’s greater purposes for all of creation and people everywhere.  Our model for how to pray, the Lord’s Prayer, has seven requests; six relate to God’s purposes and our spiritual needs, and one to our practical needs.

Do you feel like your world is really small and not very significant?  Pray!  Pray for the nations right in your own community.  Pray for the nations around the world.  Pray for our missionaries and others who are advancing the gospel around the world.

Never give up.

Gal. 6:9  Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

While all kinds of prayers delight God, let’s be generous this week with ‘giving’ prayer.


For more information on the Grace Bible Church Prayer Team, visit begrace.org/prayer.

For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org.

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Prayer Tip: Praying for Groups of People

When you think of the needs of the people you personally know or associate with, are you overwhelmed? And then to remember that God has the whole world on His heart and we hear about our brothers and sisters in Christ being persecuted and destitute, being driven from their homes and having tremendous need and then to think of the nations of the world and the lost and oppressed and starving and helpless and enslaved…

What can one person like you or me do about all of that? The flesh wants to run and hide in denial, “I just don’t want to know or think about it.”

Even our prayers can seem so puny and ineffective. “But we live by faith and not by sight.” II Cor. 5:7 “The effectual, fervent prayer of a (solitary) righteous man accomplishes much. James 5:16

God has instructed us to keep on praying.

Ephesians 6:18 …be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

I Timothy 2:1 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—

Obviously we will not be able to pray ‘for everyone’ by name but we can pray for groups/categories of people. We can have broad impact by engaging in this broad praying while not neglecting pointed praying for specific people.

We will never know (until we get to heaven) the full impact of our prayers.

KEEP ON BELIEVING God for big things.

 


For more information on the Grace Bible Church Prayer Team, visit begrace.org/prayer.

For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org.

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Songs of Worship, 8/17/2014

This Week’s Songs of Worship:
Music helps us to connect right thinking and right feeling. The more we know God, the more we’re inspired to sing and to live our entire lives worshiping Him. Here’s a chance to learn this week’s songs ahead of time!

Guest Worship Leader: Compton McMurry


For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org.

Songs of Worship, 8/10/2014

This Week’s Songs of Worship:
Music helps us to connect right thinking and right feeling. The more we know God, the more we’re inspired to sing and to live our entire lives worshiping Him. Here’s a chance to learn this week’s songs ahead of time!

Sermon Theme: Psalm 139

Guest Worship Leader: Jonathan Woolridge

CREATION
God is the great and loving Creator

FALL & REDEMPTION
We have rebelled and need Jesus

RE-CREATION
God is making us new in Jesus


For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org.