First of all, thank you to all you LCCers who came to pray on Thirsty Thursday last night. Prayer is not only important in your life, it is critical in the life of our church.
Jim Cymbala, in Storm, Hearing Jesus For The Times We Live In, wrote “If God honors and answers prayer, to “not be in prayer” is the same as not being in God. If the Lord is alive, wouldn’t the church want to talk to Him?” The answer in our church family, is “yes. And we do.”
God has done so many amazing things at LCC and in the lives of LCCers over the years. We know that prayer moves God and positions us to move the way God wants us to move.
I am so honored, and so blessed, to be able to pray with LCCers. They often come out of their time in prayer with tears in their eyes and I am moved when they share with me and I am able to pray for them individually.
Please pray for LCC and our ministry to each other and our community every time you talk to our Lord. Thank you so much.
This Sunday I will be teaching Part three of the Seven Big Question in our Explore God series. This Sunday is a question we have probably all asked God at one time in our lives. “Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?”
C. S. Lewis wrote, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is the megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”
For years I have seen pain be the spiritual catalyst toward and away from God. How have you seen pain change you spiritually?
This will be a great message in which to bring a friend.
This series will be a great series for all of us. Exploring these questions will remind and inspire the long time believer how much we are loved and how much we need to pass on the news to others. You need to know how to answer these questions when you are asked.
These are questions that seekers of God are asking? Here is a list of all seven questions;
1 – Does life have a purpose?
2 – Is there a God?
3 – Why does God allow pain and suffering?
4 – Is Christianity too narrow?
5 – Is Jesus really God?
6 – Is the Bible reliable?
7 – Can I know God personally?