In The Beginning
This week's message is In The Beginning. Choose your connection speed to listen: dialup - broadband - transcript
What Does Genesis One Tell Us?
Most of us have read the first chapter of Genesis. And we tend to think it's all about the creation. While this chapter does outline the first seven days of the created heavens and earth, is there more we may have previously overlooked?
Today we take a look at the first three verses, which tell us about the three persons of God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — then we see that near the end that they are one.
We also find things in this chapter which speak of the Holy Spirit's role in our lives today, and which shed light on some things within us that continue to be mysteries.
Choose your connection speed above and join us as we worship God in song and then explore the Scriptures, seen how the beginning is with us even beyond the end of time.
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The Spirit and The Word
Scripture tells us that the Spirit and the Word are one. We know the Holy Spirit is the one who draws us to Jesus, and continually beckons for us to come into his presence, and tell others about him.
How often do we turn away from the calling of the Spirit? How often are we too busy, or too ashamed, or too interested in other things?
While we struggle with the simple daily walk with God, with spending time in his presence in prayer, praise, and his Word, millions around us are entering an eternity without Jesus.
Just as the Holy Spirit is hovering over those who need Salvation, he is hovering over us, calling us to spend more time with God, getting things right between us and him, so we will have the burden and boldness to reach out to the lost and dying world around us with the Good News that there is an answer, and we know his name.
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Prayer Requests & Praise Reports
Healing from Cancer Candie asks us to pray for her sister, Felicia, who is starting chemotherapy. Another sister asked us to pray for an unnamed friend who was in remission for throat cancer, but it has returned. The name of Jesus is above the name of cancer!
Employment Donnad writes, "Please pray that i find a job soon, a good job, and enough money to get me and my son a good car for we don't have one. Please pray that the hate my brother has in his heart for me will go away... Please help my dad and brothers see that losing my job wasn't my fault, please pray they find it in their heart to speak to me again. Oh God in heaven please look out for me and my child during these hard times, please help me to make the correct decisions on [where to live]... Please God help me through my hard times... In Jesus Christ's name I pray, Amen."
Cancer Tests Ahleah writes, "I will be going for exploratory surgery tommorrow, to find out if I have cancer. Please pray that I will receive a negative report and the procedure goes well. Thanks."
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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