Today marks the beginning of our annual VBS. This year we have a team from Tennessee to help us put on our Mega Sports Camp. Some of the members of the team led worship for our AM service, and team leader, Pastor Adam, brought a stirring message about doing that extra thing to make sure that those we care about have a way to come to Jesus. Using the story about the friends of the paralyzed man who broke through the roof of the house where Jesus was teaching in order to get their friend to Jesus, Pastor Adam encouraged the congregation to do whatever it took to get our friends and family to Jesus. Click on the Sermon page to listen to today’s message.
If you are in the Anchorage, AK area bring your kids to VBS this coming week. Sign up at akjoy.com/events
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In a world where good fathers are in high demand but low supply many of us do not receive a father’s blessing from our earthly father. Receive this devotional prayer laid on the heart of Bill Yount by Father God as your own blessing today. (reposted from charisma.com)
“When I was a child, my father drank heavily at times for years, and I felt like I could never please him. My father passed away many years ago. One of the last times I saw him in the hospital, I left his bedside and was walking toward the door when I heard my father say, “Bless you, Bill.” It was as though read more
Today’s devotional, written by Max Lucado and reposted from faithgateway.com, delivers a powerful impetus to PUSH – pray until something happens. We can be assured that when we pray in faith in Jesus name things will happen.
“The phrase “In Jesus’ name” is not an empty motto or talisman. It is a declaration of truth: My cancer is not in charge; Jesus is. The economy is not in charge; Jesus is. The grumpy neighbor doesn’t run the world; Jesus, You do! You, Jesus, are the Head Coach, CEO, President, King, Supreme Ruler, Absolute Monarch, High and Holy Baron, Czar, Overlord, and Rajah of all history.
Just speak the read more here
Pretty much everyone has had, has, or will have at some point a struggle managing stress and anxiety. Today’s devotional by Rebecca Barlow Jordan offers an idea of how to pray when you find yourself battling those twin bullies.
Is anxiety holding you hostage and keeping you from rest? Do you feel burdens pressing in that seem too heavy to bear? When stressful thoughts pull you in the wrong direction, and you’re struggling to find balance, the following prayer might express your thoughts and help you find relief and freedom:
Lord Jesus, the stresses in my life often reach a dangerous proportion—or so it seems. My body, mind, and spirit struggle to keep up physically, mentally, and yes, spiritually. Some days anxiety stalks me like a deceitful predator, and the temptation to worry draws me in. I know better, but some days the challenges outweigh the read more
Today’s devotional is a prayer. Let’s agree with these sentiments today and remember those who are hurting today, and ask God to help them as He has countless others.
For the Tough Times: Do It Again, Lord
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. — Matthew 6:9-10
We’re still hoping we’ll wake up. We’re still hoping we’ll open a sleepy eye and think, What a horrible dream.
We are sad, Father. And so we come to You. We don’t ask You for help; we beg You for it. We don’t request; we implore. We’ve read the accounts. We’ve pondered the stories, and now we plead, “Do read more
The word crazy isn’t usually a terribly positive one. Being thought of as not quite right in the head or crazy is not the nicest thing in the world. Today’s devotional by Mark Batterson, reposted from faithgateway.com, puts a different spin on that word, however. If you want to see crazy miracles you need crazy faith.
This woman is driving me crazy. – Luke 18:5
I love the parable of the persistent widow. I don’t mean any disrespect, but I think persistent is a nice word for crazy. This woman is crazy, but when the cause is a righteous one, it’s a holy crazy!
We aren’t told what injustice took place, but she was on a mission. Maybe her son was falsely imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. Maybe the man who molested her daughter was still on the streets. We don’t know for sure. But whatever it was, she wouldn’t take no for an answer. And the judge knew it. The judge knew she would circle his house until the day she got justice or the day she died. The judge knew there was no quit in the read more
I am not a fan of those alarm clocks that jangle you into wakefulness with that dreadfully loud, obnoxious ringing sound. They are, however, quite effective; you are certainly wide awake once they go off. Looking around us it’s pretty plain to see that we need revival to spring forth. Today’s devotional article reposted from Charisma is a wake up call to pray and be a force in bringing a much needed awakening to our world.
This is a wake-up call. (Pixabay/Security)
What would happen if the body of Christ united in prayer and repentance? For weeks, I have sensed an urgency in my spirit for prayer and intercession to arise from the body of Christ. It is not only an urgency to pray when calamity strikes, but it is an urgency to pray without ceasing and to be a catalyst for the next great move of God. It is by no mistake that I release this word on this particular day. It was on this day 160 years ago that a movement began, fanning the flames of the Third Great Awakening n our nation. It started with a key ingredient necessary for revival and reformation. It started with a prayer meeting.
There is a famous expression, “history repeats itself.” It is a true statement, not only in regards to atrocities but also to triumphs over darkness. If you were to look read more
Source: Prophecy: The Lord Is Inviting You Into Holy Warfare Today