Between our two services, I taught a lesson entitled, “Pray for One Another,” about the importance of intercessory prayer. I intend to teach, “Pray for the Lost,” next Sunday.
Shout-out to our new media team members for your service this weekend. Great job!
We had a lot of guests in worship. Very encouraging.
Praise God for the one who was baptized!
The choir did a prayer medley before I preached that was fantastic. And I enjoy working alongside our new Pastor of Worship, Joe Pace.
I preached about “Praying for God’s Best” from Philippians 1:9-11. This short and powerful prayer teaches three ways to prayer for God’s best:
- Pray that love may abound (1:9)
- Pray that excellence may prove (1:10)
- Pray that fruit may grow (1:11)
I love Philippians!
My prayer life has been greatly helped over the years by studying the New Testament prayers of Paul.
I agree with D.A. Carson: “Few of Paul’s prayers have greater potential to help us surmount the hurdles of spiritual dryness and lack of faith than the one in Philippians 1:9-11.”
I used a great quote from Ray Pritchard in this message: “We make our choices, and then our churches turn around and make us.”
I did not preach what I planned, as I struggled to turn shape my exposition for preaching. I look forward to getting to it soon. And that
Praise God for those who were added to the church today.
Before the season started, I predicted the Broncos and Seahawks would meet in the Super Bowl. It still stands, so far.
Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady. Again. Football!
I hope Peyton Manning wins it all this year and quiets his critics once and for all!
I do not see any possibility of San Francisco going to Seattle and taking down the Seahawks. None.
By the way, scientists are investigating whether the Seahawks fans’ cheering cause a small earthquake Saturday. Wow!
So Alex Rodriquez will be suspended for the entire 2014 baseball season. Now what?
I am very pleased that Greg Maddux was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. It should have been unanimous!
How was your Lord’s Day? Join the conversation in the comments section.