This week's message is Godly Violence. Choose your connection speed to listen: dialup - broadband - transcript
Is There Such A Thing?
The words "Godly" and "violence" just don't seem to go together. But is there a type of violence that is Godly, and even necessary?
Today we answer this question with Scripture, and take a look at a type of violence that not only is Godly, but which is vital and will change our lives and the world around us.
Choose your connection speed above as we join together in worship and take a look at how the Kingdom of God is advancing by violence, and how the violent take it by force.
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The Kingdom of God is Advancing...
Jesus told us that since the time the appointed messenger began to prepare the way for the Lord, the Kingdom of God has been advancing violently, and the violent take it by force.
It's so easy to sit back and assure ourselves that someone else will reach the lost, touch the hurting, bring God's deliverance to the captives, and bring the light of Truth to the blind. But all who are in Christ are his Body – his hands and his feet. If we all don't do our part, what price will we pay?
This is exactly why we spend our time and resources reaching out to the 4+ million people who are residents of the virtual 3-D community via the Internet. We realize that the Kingdom of God won't be born in counless ones of these unless we pour passion and the burning fire of the Holy Spirit into reaching out in this way.
Currently there are more than 4,036,325 people in the virtual community we have been called to reach, and that number grows by 150,000 to 300,000 per week. Help us reach as many of those as possible with the love and life-changing Good News of reconciliation with God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
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Prayer Requests & Praise Reports
Prayer for Others – LQimani writes, "Dear Heavenly Father: You have heard the prayers of your children. There are children who are asking for physical healing--let it be done, in the Name of Jesus. There are children asking for reconciliation in relationships--let it be done,
in the Name of Jesus. There are children asking for relief from financial burdens--let it be done, in the Name of Jesus. There are children asking for relief from emotional, mental, and spiritual burdens--let it be done, in the Name of Jesus. We lean on You, Lord. May Your blessings rain down on all who call on Your Name. Thank You Lord. Amen."
Time Management – Vernice, a student in college, requests we pray that God give her wisdom in how to manage her time.
Healing for 14-Month Old – Laurie and Herman write, "Our granddaughter Naomi. She is 14 months old has a very high fever 103.7 and has recieved treatment that was incorrect (wrong anti-biotics). Dear Lord watch over her and her mother our daughter Tiffany in this time of need. Naomi is a sweet baby and we love her. Please Lord bring her fever down and heal this beautiful child we love so much."
Best Friend's Healing – Mikarin writes, "Please pray for my best friend Mew, she is very sick currently and has a very bad blood condition and doctors say she will not live past 30. The doctors cannot currently figure out exactly what it is either, please pray that God will give them the knowledge and help them be able to treat or if possible pray that she will be healed altogether. Thank you."
Healing for Husband's Aunt – Karene writes, "My husband's aunt is in the hospital in critical condtion. She went in for ear surgery and they uncovered a hole that goes from her ear to her brain and is releasing some kind of fluid, the doctors have put a plug in the hole. It is not life threatening but is critical at this point. She is also delusional right now. "
Pray For Us! Please pray that God will continue to move through this ministry in an even greater measure. Without your prayers, our labor will not have much effect. But when the work of the ministry is backed by prayer, great things will happen!
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