Seagrove Baptist Church
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
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....Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28: 19-20.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3, 2013
Morning Prayer: BOB MACKEY became a Christian July 2, 1972, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Groton, Connecticut. The RA pledge he learned that first year continues to be a pattern for living out his faith through missions. Today, Bob is a church planting catalyst in Baltimore, Maryland, where there is one Southern Baptist Church for approximately 37,000 people. Your gifts through the Cooperative Program and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering help Bob assist churches to reach their communities with the gospel.
Pray for the Lord to raise up 70 church planters in the next 10 years for the Northeast region.
Evening Prayer: It didn't take long. The taxi arrived at one of the city's most famous landmarks to drop off a passenger. The professional middle-aged man who emerged from the taxi saw that tourists were receiving free books and other materials. He soon discovered that the book was the Bible. He accepted one himself and began to converse with one of the Christian volunteers standing nearby. The man's heart was open and the volunteer led the man to faith in Christ. "Jesus is now in my heart," said the new believer as the volunteer workers marveled at God's working.
Workers in East Asia are thankful to Southern Baptists who join them on the field and partner with them through praying and giving.
Statement: Luke 6:38 - Jesus emphasized the giving nature of Christians. Of the many characteristics which distinguish the new life in Christ, giving is very visible. Giving is a testimony.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 10, 2013
Morning Prayer: DONALD and HELEN MCKINNEY,* who serve in a large city in India, share this testimony: "For our poor Hindu friends, living in blue tarp tents without water, bathrooms or electricity is normal. Many are hungry and drunken husbands are common. Yet God saved a poverty-stricken, Hindu construction worker named Vena" in our living room. Though often beaten by her husband, Vena comes several times a week for prayer and Bible stories. Because of the Cooperative Program, we are here. With your help, we can tell about the one true God and His salvation. Vena has many friends and family members who still need to know. Pray as we seek to tell them." *Names Changed
Evening Prayer: North American missionaries KEITH and KRISTINE CARPENTER moved to Seattle five years ago and helped launch Epic Life Church on Aurora Avenue. "Most people, if you ask them about Aurora, they'll say bars and strip clubs and adult bookstores," said Keith. "There's just a lot of hurt along the street. We started talking with the homeless, knowing them by name - and people came in from those relationships." The congregation spans from the homeless to people with comfortable homes and incomes. Your prayers and gifts through the Cooperative Program and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering are making a difference in the lives of people on Aurora Avenue.
Statement: 2 Corinthians 9:11 - Being thankful to God for all His blessings shapes our lives. Thankful people please God. Giving is the response of a thankful heart, and it produces thanksgiving from people who benefit from our giving.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17, 2013
Morning Prayer: North American missionaries ZACH and AMBER EDWARDS have planted a new church in Cheyenne, Wyoming - Life Point Church. "We wanted to start a church for natives of Cheyenne, not just transplants," said Zach. "Our mission is to be a church that is intentionally involved in reproducing ourselves in new Christians and new churches." There are three primary experiences at Life Point Church: Life Groups, Life Worship and Life Multiplication. Thank you for showing your love by praying and giving through the Cooperative Program and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.
Pray for Zach and Amber and ask God to call more church planters to the West.
Evening Prayer: Hands On missionary KRISTIN BOLT attended a college photography class in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for three months and made about 45 new friends. One was Muslim, another Jewish and several didn't have any religious beliefs at all. God opened doors for Kristin to share the Gospel with each of them. Despite her initial fear, Kristin saw God's strength in new ways during her time in Brazil. "God is faithful," she said. "If we're obedient, that's all He wants. It does seem scary in the beginning, but all God needs is for you to say you're willing, and He can run with that."
Statement: Colossians 1: 27-28 - Many things may raise our expectations, but eternal hope if found only in Jesus Christ. Those of us who have hope can give to share the gospel so others too, can hope in Christ.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24, 2013
Morning Prayer: More than 3 million Latin American immigrants are currently living in Spain. They come looking for a better life for themselves and their families. They face prejudice, isolation, loneliness and poor living conditions. As a result of the Spanish economic crisis, they've faced job loss, desperation, fear and hopelessness. IMB workers GARY and JULIE CLIFTON are working to bring them the hope of Christ. Latino people groups gather at local parks on the weekends for recreation and fellowship.
Pray for Gary and Julie that God will reveal the best way to reach the masses that gather at the parks.
The Clifton's are thankful for your faithful giving that provides them this unique opportunity to share the Gospel.
Evening Prayer: As a young adult, TERRY DORSETT often wondered who would be left after a short mission trip to continue to tell people about Jesus. Yielding to God's call to be one who stayed behind, Terry became a church starter, focusing his efforts on young adults in New England. With your commitment to the Great Commission by giving through the Cooperative Program and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, Terry has been planting churches in New England since 1993.
During your prayer time, ask God to help existing churches see the need to start new churches.
Statement: Amos 6:4-6 - We spend our life's energy and money for many things - food, clothes, housing, transportation, recreation, gifts, etc. Often we are tempted to overspend for things of lesser importance. The most important thing for which we expend life and money is sharing the gospel.
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