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Our “This Sunday at Church” series has included a few posts that’s specifically for Church in the age of COVID-19.  Here’s my temporary listing related to “This Sunday at Church” Corona Virus edition.

I pray this edify you.

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A lighter post today!  Review of a Christian Children’s book!

 

You See Me, God

Jan Spivey Gilchrist. You See Me, God. Grand Rapids, MI: Our Daily Bread Publishing, August 4th 2020. 32 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Would you like a children’s book that touches on God’s omniscience?  This book then might be worth your while.  Author and artist Jan Sprivey Gilchrist presents us a book on how God is all knowing, and how that is relevant for young children.  Gilchrist largely does that by drawing from our own childhood.  I love that.

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Last night our Bible Study was a Question and Answers session. One question that was asked was “How can I be convinced that anger and violence is not a good way to handle issues?”

(This is an expansion of a previous post on our blog)

Here’s my three part answer:

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Our “This Sunday” series will be another a Corona Virus edition.  Two weeks ago I wrote “Pray for your Church to be able to meet again.”  For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Pray for other Churches to be able to meet again.

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading some time ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Matthew 5:18.  Here is my translation:

“ἀμὴν γὰρ λέγω ὑμῖν· ἕως ἂν παρέλθῃ ὁ οὐρανὸς καὶ ἡ γῆ, ἰῶτα ἓν ἢ μία κεραία οὐ μὴ
Truly I say to you until the heaven and the earth will go away, not an iota nor one stroke

παρέλθῃ ἀπὸ τοῦ νόμου , ἕως ἂν πάντα γένηται. ”
will go away from the law, until everything is fulfilled

Here are some observations:

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John Blanchard.  Ultimate Questions.  Webster, NY: Evangelical Press, June 1st 1992. 32 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster | Amazon

Looking for an evangelistic booklet that is simple for unbelievers to understand but also something more than a brief track?  You might consider this booklet written by British Christian preacher, teacher, apologist and author name John Blanchard.

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The Struggle of Supplications to God

Selected Verse

Establish the need: Do you regularly God to God with prayer requests, asking Him for things?

Purpose: Today we shall see three points concerning prayers of supplication towards God so that we be daily bringing our requests to God.

  • We are commanded to bring requests to God
  • Struggles of bringing requests to God
  • Helps for bringing requests to God

 

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Our “This Sunday” series will be another a Corona Virus edition.  For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Share a Link to an nonbeliever to your church online service.

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(Note see part 1: Preparing for Motherhood Part 1: During Pregnancy)

Establish the need: Once you find out the exciting news you are pregnant, now what?

For this series we will eventually see three points to think about concerning preparing for motherhood.

  • Being a young mom
  • Going to Church with an infant
  • Words to Husbands

 

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Note: For fans of Spurgeon have you checked out my Review: Charles Spurgeon Framed Art Print?

 

Charles H. Spurgeon. Effective Prayer.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, June 24th 2015. 20 pp.

5 out of 5

Free: Chapel Library

Purchase: Amazon (99 cents for Kindle)

How can you pray more biblically and powerfully?  This booklet is Spurgeon’s sermon on Job 23:3-4 on the topic of praying effectively.  Since 2016 I started reading a number of sermons by the famous English preacher Charles Spurgeon and have desired to read more of his writings so here I am in 2020 still being edified by the content of his preaching.

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Our “This Sunday” series will be another a Corona Virus edition.  For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Pray for your Church to be able to meet again.

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The Struggle of Confessing to God

Selected Verse

Establish the need: When was the last time you confessed your sins to God?

 

Purpose: Today we shall see three points concerning how Jesus is the one who made it possible we can pray.

  • What is Confession?
  • Struggles of Confession
  • Helps for Confession

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The Struggle of Adoring God

Selected Verse

Establish the need: Do you regularly adore God?

Purpose: Today we shall see three points concerning prayers of adoration of God.

  • What is adoration?
  • Struggles of adoration
  • Helps for adoration

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Quick update to yesterday’s : This is now day 5 of the pastors being detained.  Please pray for other Christians too since their phones have been taken by authorities which the authorities can reconstruct other Christian leaders and churches.  These are perilous times for Christians in that country in East Asia.

(For part 1 check out Persecution and the Believer Part 1)

Establish the need: Have you thought about Christian persecution?

Purpose: Today we shall see four more of eight truths the Bible teaches about Christians and persecutions so that you be strong in Christ when the time comes.

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Quick update to yesterday’s : The authorities have let go of others but the four elders/pastors detained from this persecuted church have been punished and sent to jail for two weeks.  Updates will probably be delayed because of security concern.  This post is timely and relevant, as it is about what the Bible teaches about persecution and believers.

Establish the need: Have you thought about Christian persecution?

 

Purpose: Today we shall see four of eight truths the Bible teaches about Christians and persecutions so that you be strong in Christ when the time comes.

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