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Update from Mexico

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Posted by MJ Suriano on

The following is an update from MJ Suriano, serving with Youth With A Mission's medical ships ministry. Our ministry here in Mexico is basically meant to support the work of the YWAM base that serves the community long-term. This has led us to get involved in an incredibly large variety of ...

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Tags: mexico, missions, prayer, ywam

Pray for the Pastoral Search

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for ...

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Tags: discipleship, pastoral search, prayer, shepherding

Praying for Our Nation

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Posted by Brett Toney on

As we set time aside today to pray ahead of tomorrow’s election, consider using this as a guide for your time of praying. This guide is structured to facilitate an hour of prayer, taking ten minutes for each section. We'd love to have you join us in prayer from 9am-4pm at the church today or ...

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Tags: government, politics, prayer

Praying & Two Wills in God

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

During the summer of 2001, I was working as a summer programmer at Camp Barakel. Camp always begins the summer season with two weeks of counselor training, and I will never forget one particular workshop session. We all gathered in the East Side chapel and Dan ...

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Tags: god's will, grace, prayer, reformed

"I CAN DO IT ME SELF"

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Posted by Katie Carroll on

The story has been retold for me countless times. There I stand, at the door, blonde hair totally disheveled, trying to put on my puffy red coat. In comes Grandpa, kindly holding the arm out for me to make it a little easier. “I CAN DO IT ME SELF.”  That was my 18-month-old ...

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Tags: humility, prayer, pride

Praying the Bible

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Posted by Katie Carroll on

In yesterday's sermon, Living by Prayer, Pastor JJ commended us to begin praying the Scriptures as a means of communing with God. But what does it look like to listen to the Word of God, rather than filling the silence of our prayer time with our own words and requests? Pastor JJ pointed us ...

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Tags: communion, method, prayer, praying

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly ...

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Posted by Katie Carroll on

Pastor JJ is on his way up to Camp Barakel for a week to proclaim the glories of the gospel to a group of Junior High campers. Will you join us in praying that they have ears to hear God speak, eyes to see the glory of Jesus and hearts that would be transformed, and that Pastor JJ would be ...

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Tags: barakel, pray, prayer

Call Upon Me

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

“Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.” —Psalm 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble. Oh blessed verse! Is this then true sacrifice? Is it an offering to ask an alms of heaven? It is even so. The King himself so regards it. For ...

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Tags: prayer, spurgeon, trial, trouble, psalm 50

Grieving Not Without Hope

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

It is with broken hearts that the elders of Five Points have to let you know that Becca Prange passed into glory this evening. We do not grieve as those without hope as we know Becca was immediately in the presence of her Savior and swimming in the ocean of God's love. Please pray tonight and ...

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Tags: prayer, pranges, pray4becca