Sunday, August 14, 2011
By Pastor Matt McFarland
Please open your Bible and follow along.
Verses referenced in this teaching:
2nd Corinthians 12:7-10
1st Corinthians 10:13
1) Trust that God is in control.
2) Problems won’t last forever.
3) We have all we need.
4) God won’t leave us.
Weekly Prayer by Rev. Loree Pardi
There is far too much hatred and suffering in this world and if we we can somehow find it in our heart to be the one to make a difference, we surely can make the world a better place to live. It only takes one, “I’m sorry” it could be just one, “I forgive you” maybe even a, “what can I do to help?” or an, “I was wrong and I’m here to make it right” and you know it just might be a smile, or a kind word to someone we don’t even know, regardless of what it might be… it could make a difference. You say, “well I am just one person among many and I’m not going to change the world,” but if we think about all the one’s before us who made the decision to do something, I think we would be amazed at how many succeeded, ultimately Jesus, the one who took our place so that we could have life.
Scripture: I John 4:20 If a man say,”I love God,” and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God Whom he hath not seen? :21 And this commandment have we from Him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.
Prayer; Father in Heaven, I thank You that You know me even better than I know myself and sometimes when I’m not doing the things I should, You will be there to remind me to do them, because they are for my good. I pray Father, that You will help me to be a living, breathing, walking testimony to that which is good and true, that I might be the one to live Your love each and every day. Father, that I might be an exact type of Jesus, Who truly made a difference in the lives of so many and showed us how to be the one’s who can also make a difference in this world. Father God, I thank You for Your Son Jesus, I thank You for salvation and the gift of Your Holy Spirit, Father, for giving me everything I need to live a life that is pleasing in Your sight. I love You Father and thank You, in Jesus’ name I pray.