Month: September 2018

Blessed Family

Unashamed of Jesus

Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine Within your house, Your children like olive plants Around your table. Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the Lord .
Psalms 128:3‭-‬4 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.128.3-4.NASB

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AN UNWISE DECISION: Sacrificing Your Future For The Pleasure Of The Moment And Learning To Protect The Future God Has For You : These Christian Times

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Broth or birthright? No rational person would choose the former at the expense of the latter. Yet Esau did, and he’s not the only one among us sacrificing the future for momentary pleasure. In this message, Dr. Stanley exhorts us to exercise self-awareness and self-control when it comes to the temptation of instant gratification. Learn to consider the cost of your decisions so that you can protect the future God has for you.

— Read on www.thesechristiantimes.com/2018/09/09/an-unwise-decision-sacrificing-your-future-for-the-pleasure-of-the-moment-and-learning-to-protect-the-future-god-has-for-you/

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A Great Multitude Will Sing The Song Of Salvation: ‘Salvation Belongs To Our God… ‘

Learning From God's Word

Genesis 24:1-21
The servant was sent on a mission. He was ‘to get a wife for… Isaac’(4). When Christ entered Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11), He was on a mission. He had come for His Bride, the Church (Ephesians 5:25; Revelation 21:2-3). The servant was not to ‘get a wife… from… the Canaanites’(3). The Church is to be made ‘holy,… a radiant Church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless’(Ephesians 5:26-27). The servant carried out his mission carefully and prayerfully (12-14). Jesus was careful to fulfil the words of the prophet – entering Jerusalem ‘on a donkey’ (Matthew 21:2-7). In His journey to the Cross, Jesus was concerned with this one thing – ‘to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work’(John 4:34). The servant prayed, and the answer was given (15-16). Not my will but Thine, Lord!

Genesis 24:22-49
The detailed…

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‘We Just Need to Pray’: After Hurricane Florence, the Deluge Arrives On South Carolina Coast

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Shawn Lowrimore, Pastor Willie Lowrimore of The Fellowship With Jesus Ministries’, son, wades into water near the church in Yauhannah, S.C., on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. The church is on the bank of the Waccamaw River which has already risen above its record crest and is expected to keep rising for several days, forcing thousands of evacuations in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (AP Photo/Jeffrey S. Collins) Shawn Lowrimore, Pastor Willie Lowrimore of The Fellowship With Jesus Ministries’, son, wades into water near the church in Yauhannah, S.C., on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. The church is on the bank of the Waccamaw River which has already risen above its record crest and is expected to keep rising for several days, forcing thousands of evacuations in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (AP Photo/Jeffrey S. Collins)

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Eleven days ago, Lee Gantt was at a Hurricane Florence party in her neighborhood in Georgetown, where the story goes that some houses haven’t flooded from the Sampit River since they were built before the American Revolution.

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“A Prayer For Joyful Confidence”

A Daily Prayer

Praying manFather, each new day I am led by Your sovereign will.  In the midst of life’s winding trail I can’t always see what lies before me, but step by step You lead me and I follow. There are so many questions that go unanswered and events that are beyond my control.  How reassuring it is to realize that You know all things and no event, person, or force can thwart Your overall sovereign plan to bring all things into divine order. Help me to remain faithful during the journey and keep my focus and  hope on the soon return of Christ, in whose name I pray!  Amen.

For this message, photos, links to music and other resources related to this message see our archive version on the website. https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2018-08-21.htm

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“A Prayer For Living In Humility”

A Daily Prayer

Praying man Father, I wholeheartedly acknowledge before others all that I have, all that I am and all that I ever hope to be I owe to You. Help me to always remember the destructive nature of pride. You are a gracious and generous Father who deserves all the praise, glory and honor due Your name. Today I humbly proclaim You to be my Lord and Master. Amen.

For this message, photos, links to music and other resources related to this message see our archive version on the website. https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2018-09-25.htm

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Prayer as Worship: Revelation

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This past weekend at Eastbrook Church I concluded our series on prayer, “Great Prayers of the Bible“, by looking at two significant themes on prayer from the book of Revelation. The entire message was built around the idea of praying with the end state of prayer in mind. Basically, if we want to “begin with the end in mind,” what might that mean in the domain of prayer as we live daily toward the end state of prayer as depicted in the book of Revelation.

This has been a wonderful series throughout our Summer of Prayer at Eastbrook, and I’d encourage you to return to some of the earlier messages if you did not have the chance to view them. You can view this message video and the sermon outline below. You can follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through…

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Listening to God in Prayer

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This past weekend at Eastbrook, I spoke from Genesis 18:16-33 about the prayer of faith in a message entitled “Praying in the Midst of Promises and Problems.” One of the five types of prayer that I mentioned from that passage was the prayer of listening to God. One aspect of this passage from Abraham’s story in Genesis is that God reveals His plans for Sodom and Gomorrah.

When we pray, we often voice our needs to God but one important aspect of faith-filled prayer is listening to God. Listening to God enables us to enter into agreement with God and His purposes.

But one question all of us ask is: how do we listen to God?

davidpicDavid Bryant, a leader in prayer movements and prolific author on the topic of prayer, speaks to this in his book With Concerts of Prayer. In that book, Bryant encourages us to…

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How Do We Listen to God in Prayer?

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As we journey through our Summer of Prayer at Eastbrook, there are many approaches to prayer that we have touched upon in our series “Great Prayers of the Bible.”

When we pray, we voice our needs to God. However, another important aspect of faith-filled prayer is listening to God. Listening to God enables us to enter into agreement with God and His purposes. Just the other day someone asked me: how do we listen to God in prayer?

davidpicDavid Bryant, a leader in prayer movements and prolific author on the topic of prayer, speaks to this in his book With Concerts of PrayerIn that book, Bryant encourages us to listen to God in four specific ways (page 200). I have shared these in previous messages but wanted to post them here so people could return to them:

  1. Study the Scriptures – Familiarize yourself with the mind…

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