Songs of Worship, 9/27/2015

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.

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Songs of Worship, 9/20/2015

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: How Do You Know What To Pray?

Life gets so complicated.  How do you know the right thing to do?  How do you know what to pray?

It’s always appropriate and good to ask for wisdom.

James 1:5-8 5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.6 But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, 8 being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

This is a great parenting passage.  I think God wrote it especially for parents.

This is a great business-persons passage.  I think God wrote it especially for people who make huge decisions in their business and work.

This is a great passage for anyone who wants to live life to the full.  I think God wrote it especially for you and me.

Ask in faith.  Pray for wisdom and believe God will surely give it to you.  Ask with an attitude of surrender, wide open to whatever He would say to you.  Stay in the discovery mode, listening for God’s answer, already postured and determined to step out in obedience to His clear direction.  Refuse to lean on your own understanding. (Prov. 3:5)

Ask without any doubting.  God gives to those who ask and diligently seek Him.  God is also the sole source of wisdom – what you’re asking for.  Consider –

James 1:16-17 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

Remember, if it’s not from God then it’s not good.

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

Songs of Worship, 9/13/2015

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: Come To Jesus

The great invitation by God to all through the finished work of Jesus is, “Come.”

Isaiah 55:1 “Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.

Matt. 11:28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.

John 6:37b  …the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.

Satan came to Jesus in the wilderness to tempt Him.  The religious leaders came to Jesus to discredit and deny Him.  Some came for ‘entertainment’, to see something spectacular.  Some came for a free meal/handout, wanting to feel better.  Some came to get His help and blessing to carry out their own plans, dreams, and aspirations.

Why do you come to Jesus?  (“I don’t”, is not a good answer.)

As followers of Jesus we can come boldly/freely/confidently/without hesitation to Him and receive unlimited mercy and grace – real help.  Heb. 4:16

Satan cannot prevent people from coming to Jesus.  He can/does blind minds, but even the demoniac Legion was able to (had to) come to Jesus and bow down.  Satan engineers roadblocks/traps/detours but these are not insurmountable.  Rev. 12:11

The key for every person is to come to Jesus.  But they must come believing He is and that He rewards those who truly seek Him.  Heb. 11:6

Pray to that end.  Pray for others to that end.  Then work to that end – helping family/friends/acquaintances/even your enemies come to Jesus.

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

Songs of Worship, 9/6/2015

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: The Prayer Hand

How can you maintain balance and creativity in your prayers?  Maybe the Prayer Hand can help.

 (Prayer Hand attached)

Remember just as the thumb touches and can be used with all four fingers, so praise should permeate every aspect of your prayer life.  God inhabits the praises of His people. Ps. 22:3

Also note that while confession is what we must do with sin, we also confess our need for God and His help and provision and giving us life itself.  And don’t forget to confess, “JESUS IS LORD!”  It puts us in the right perspective to pray.

Psalm 134:2 Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord!

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