Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tuesday, October 7th

We had our third night of our Heritage Revival services and the preacher was Rev. Dr. DuPre Sanders from Roxboro Baptist Church (pictured above). Rev. Sanders preached from 1 Peter 1.3-9. He started out by saying that we are to see ourselves as aliens in this world ---- as resident aliens. As Christians we are to know joy and happiness, but not happiness that is wrapped up in this world, instead a happiness that is otherworldly, that is heavenly. We find this through the new birth and this new birth is all through God's mercy. We have been caught in sin and so we must be born anew through the spirit. Now, this new life that is found in Jesus Christ places our hope in him. So much of our life we have a misplaced hope, now we can place our hope in Christ. In this world we will have trouble as Christians. But we are to rejoice in this uncertain future ---- because our future is found in Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

I wanted to say thank you to Rev. Dr. DuPre Sanders, Rev. Mike Moose and the choir from Roxboro Baptist Church for coming and sharing the gifts that the great giver of all gifts has trusted them with. Below you will see a list of ways you can pray during the rest of the revival and I would encourage you to pray these daily.

Prayers for Revival

1)Pray for the Holy Spirit to come and renew your heart to seek after God in all that you say and all that you do.
2)Pray to God that during this time you will grow deeper in your commitment to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
3)Pray for your neighbors. Pray that they will come to the saving knowledge that Jesus is their Lord and Savior.
4)Pray for the ministers that are coming to preach. Pray that God will put a word in their mouth that will help us grow in our faith.
5)Pray for unity at Warren's Grove as we strive to live into the vision that God has for us. Also, pray for God to open doors for us to build the building that God has called us to build, as we expand our ministries so we can share the good news of Jesus Christ with all people.

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