Thanksgiving Fellowship

On Sunday, November 11, 2012, Stevendale Baptist Church held its Thanksgiving Fellowship. There were over 80 in attendence. Thanks for participating.

5 Scriptural Prayer Guides

Here are five things from scripture that should guide our prayer.

  1. God has promised that if ‘My people will humble themselves and pray and seek My face (do His will) and turn from their wicked ways (repent), then from Heaven I will hear their prayers and forgive their sins and heal their land’. 2 Chronicles 7:14
  2. We have been commanded to ask for the nations and the uttermost parts of the earth as our inheritance. We will have no inheritance in the kingdom of God if we do not pray. Psalm 2:8
  3. We have been told that the harvest has been ready for the last 2000 years. We have been specifically commanded to pray to the Lord of the harvest for the laborers. Matthew 9:37-38
  4. We have been asked to pray for the kings and those who rule and have authority over us so that we will live in peace. 1 Timothy 2:1-2
  5. Finally, we have been commanded to pray without ceasing. 2 Thessalonians 5: 17

The destiny of our nation depends entirely on intercessors. Unless God has been moved with massive relentless agonizing intercession and repentance no strategy will work. Prayerlessness is at the root of all fruitlessness. All failure to move God is failure to pray. We can cook up reports but only our intercession can change the nation. Psalm 126:5-6

Therefore, He is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25

God Bless,
Bro Steve

The Prayer Garden

The only thing the disciples ever asked Jesus to teach them was 'how to pray.' This is because they saw His intimacy with the Father when He prayed.

Prayer is not a shopping list but intimate fellowship with the Father.

Our battle is not with flesh and blood, but sadly many of our prayers are in the flesh. “Lord, grant us...,” we say. Instead of bombarding the Father with a torrent of words, we ought to pray like Samuel, “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening,”

Prayer is not just fruitless crying out to the Lord but it is also laboring for the harvest.

God chided Moses for crying aloud and commanded him to stretch out his rod over the sea (Exodus 14:15-16). The process of harvesting includes battling with the demons of weeds and predators, watering and manuring the crop, reaping the harvest, bringing in the sheaves, threshing, gathering and getting ready for the next harvest.

It requires tear-soaked prayers, sweat-soaked prayers and sometimes even blood-soaked prayers (like Stephen) to make unbelievers fellow heirs of the Body. Sadly the modern church is full of spiritual derelicts who pray but do not act.

As we pray tonight, ask God to speak to you and be ready to learn from Him. As we pray on behalf of those on our lists, make a commitment to be a tool in God's hand to answer those prayers. Go and encourage, go and share Jesus, go and stand in the gap, go and forgive, go and toil along side.

God Bless,

Bro Steve

Church-wide Thanksgiving Meal

Sunday November 11th will be our Thanksgiving Meal. It will be held after the Morning Worship Service. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy wonderful fellowship with your church family! Invite your family and friends to church, and partake in our meal afterwards!