In one of the earliest stories of the Bible, we read that the firstborn son of Adam and Eve asks, “Am I my brothers keeper?” And the answer is, yes! We are the keeper of our brothers and sisters. Through you, God cares for and preserves the world for the sake of faith.
Gracious heavenly Father, you have given us life so that we would spend it in loving service to our neighbor. We thank and praise you for the men and women who have faithfully served our country in the vocation of …
As our nation remembers, the Christian church upholds her duty and responsibility to pray for our leaders and those in authority and also to pray for our communities, fellow citizens and even our enemies.
If you would be a Christian and be righteous in the sight of God and and obtain eternal salvation, you must build your hope and assurance upon the truth that Man is not justified by God or saved through any work, action or conduct, but only through faith in what Jesus Christ has accomplished for you through his life, death and resurrection.
Prayer for the Opening of the Senate of the State of Michigan
June 5, 2013
O God, by Your Eternal Word, you created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them. You, O God, raise up nations …
It’s Ash Wednesday – a day of repentance and faith. Repentance as an acknowledgement that what God declares is true, we are sinners and we have sinned against Him in thought, word and deed – by what we have done …
There is a lot of buzz about "the end of the world" because of the Mayan Calendar. Many teens and others are seriously anxious - to the point of being suicidal. What does the end of the world mean? How bad will it get? What is there to hope for?
Lessons for 9/30/2012: Numbers 11:4-29 (selected verses); James 5:1-20 (selected verses); Mark 9:38-50. See you Sunday!
Lessons for 9/23/2012: Old Testament: Jeremiah 11:18-20; Epistle: James 3:13-4:10; Gospel: Mark 9:14-29. See you Sunday!
Pray that our persecuted brothers and sisters would take to heart Jesus' words: “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed [kept/treasured] my teaching, they will obey [keep/treasure] yours also." (John 15:18-20)