Posted by: encourager | March 10, 2009

An Urgent Message from Pastor David Wilkerson

Pastor David Wilkerson the author of The Cross and the Switchblade, founder of World Challenge Inc. and Pastor of Times Square Church, New York has sent out an urgent message of impending disaster that is to happen very soon.

Pastor David’s  church The Times Square Church was closest to the Twin Towers that got attacked on September 11, 2001.  Weeks before the planes destroyed the Twin Towers the Holy Spirit instructed the church to cancel all meetings and spend time praying as a disaster was about to happen.  David explains everything in his message David Wilkerson: The Towers Have Fallen And We Missed The Message.
On the 7 March 2009 he has put out an urgent message in his blog David Wilkerson Today.  In the message he warns that

AN EARTH-SHATTERING CALAMITY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. IT IS GOING TO BE SO FRIGHTENING, WE ARE ALL GOING TO TREMBLE – EVEN THE GODLIEST AMONG US.

He explains what is going to happen and what people must do to protect themselves.

Read the blog post  Urgent Message.

Posted by: encourager | March 5, 2009

Church Notices

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.

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The sermon this morning: ‘Jesus Walks on the Water.’ The sermon tonight: ‘Searching for Jesus.’ ———————————————

Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.

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The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict. ———————————————————-

Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say ‘Hell’ to someone who doesn’t care much about you. ———————————————————

Don’t let worry kill you off – let the Church help.

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Miss Charlene Mason sang ‘I Will Not Pass This Way Again,’ giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.

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For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs. ———————————————————-

Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get. ———————————————————-

The Rector will preach his farewell message, after which the choir will sing: ‘Break Forth Into Joy.’ ———————————————————

Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24th in the church So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

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At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be ‘What Is Hell?’ Come early and listen to our choir practice.

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Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.

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Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

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Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.

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The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility. ———————————————————

Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM – Prayer and medication to follow. ———————————————————

The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.

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This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.

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Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. is done.

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The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.

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Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door. ———————————————————

The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy. ———————————————————-

Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use the large double doors at the side entrance.

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The Associate Minister unveiled the church’s new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday : ‘I Upped My Pledge – Up Yours’

Posted by: encourager | March 5, 2009

Only a Mom would know, but what a great Dad!

Cup of Tea .
One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me.

I was maybe 2 1/2 years old and had just recovered from an accident.

Someone had given me a little ‘tea set’ as a get-well gift and it was one of my favorite toys.

Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought Daddy a little cup of ‘tea’, which was just water.
After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home.

My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was ‘just the cutest thing!’ My Mom waited, and sure enough, here I come down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy and she watches him drink it up.

Then she says, (as only a mother would know… :)

‘Did it ever occur to you that the only place she can reach to get water is the toilet?

Posted by: encourager | January 23, 2007

MARRIAGE CONFESSION FOR HUSBANDS

November 19, 2006

I covenant with God to treasure my wife and be faithful to her
I am a man of integrity
I am the husband of one wife
I am wholly committed to my wife
I confine myself to her
I live joyfully with her
By the grace of God I am the head of my home
I am the priest and prophet of my home
I am submitted to God as I lovingly lead my wife and family  
I love my wife as Christ loves the church
I give my life for her
I love my wife like my own flesh
I provide for her
I carefully protect her
I remember that God gave her to me
She is my grace gift
She is my “good thing” – the evidence of God’s favor on my life
I live considerately with my wife
I intelligently recognize our marriage union
I honor my wife as physically the weaker
However, I realize that spiritually, we are equals
We are both joint-heirs of the grace of life
We are both joint-heirs of the unmerited favor of God
I do this so we can pray effectively
I do this so our prayers will not be hindered or cut off
I remember that she is more sensitive and tender than I am
I am affectionate and sympathetic toward her
I am patient and kind toward her
I am sensitive to her needs and desires
I am never harsh, bitter or resentful toward her
I humble myself to be compassionate, courteous, and tenderhearted toward her
I belong to my wife and my wife belongs to me
My body belongs to my wife and my wife’s body belongs to me
I make it a priority to please and bless my wife
I make it a priority to try to meet her needs
My earnest desire is to please her
I rejoice in my wife
She is a blessing to me
She is my best friend
Thank You Lord for my wife

Rodney Howard-Browne

www.revival.com

Posted by: encourager | January 23, 2007

MARRIAGE CONFESSION FOR WIVES

November 26, 2006

I am a virtuous wife and a true daughter of Sarah, who honored and respected her husband as the head of their home and family
I covenant with God to love, honor and respect my husband as the head of our home, in obedience to the Word of God
I covenant to be faithful to him
By faith, I submit to my husband’s authority in our home
I do this as a service to the Lord
I subordinate myself to my husband so that the word of God may not be exposed to reproach, blasphemed or discredited
I trust my husband’s leadership and choose to depend on him   
The Lord will protect me and provide for me, because I trust Him enough to obey His Word
Therefore I am not anxious or wrought up
I will do right and let nothing terrify me
I will not give way to hysterical fears or let anxieties unnerve me
I adapt myself to my husband
I make myself beautiful for my husband, but I know that true beauty comes from within
I have a gentle and peaceful spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God
I am temperate and disciplined and I exercise self-control
I love righteousness
By the grace of God:
I am pure and modest and discreet
I am good-natured and kind-hearted
I am gracious and good
I am wise, understanding and prudent
I am earnest and strong in character
I am a crowning joy to my husband
I am trustworthy
I do not give him an occasion to be ashamed of me
My husband can confidently trust in me and securely rely on me
The secrets of his heart are safe with me

I love my husband
I reverence him
I respect him
I regard him
I notice him and pay attention to him
I am sensitive to his needs and desires
I build my husband up
I encourage him
I prefer him
I defer to him
I revere him
I honor him
I esteem him
I venerate him
I appreciate him
I prize him
I adore him
I admire him exceedingly
I praise him
I am devoted to him
I deeply love him
I enjoy my husband

I belong to my husband and my husband belongs to me
My body belongs to my husband and my husband’s body belongs to me
My desire is toward my husband and my earnest desire is to please him
My husband is my best friend
He is a great blessing to me
Thank You Lord for my husband

Rodney Howard-Browne

www.revival.com

Posted by: encourager | January 18, 2007

How to have a fulfilling marriage

 50 Tips for Marriage

” TO THE MARRIED I GIVE THIS COMMAND ” 1 CORINTHIANS 7 : 10 (NIV)

(1) Start each day with a kiss.

(2) Wear your wedding ring.

(3) Date your spouse at least once a week.

(4) Accept your differences.

(5) Be polite. (6) Be gentle.

(7) Give gifts.

(8) Smile often.

(9) Touch.

(10) Talk about your dreams.

(11) Select a song and make it ‘our song’.

(12) Give back rubs.

(13) Laugh together.

(14) Send a card for no reason.

(15) Do what the other person wants before they ask.

(16) Listen carefully.

(17) Encourage each other.

(18) Do it their way.

(19) Know their needs.

(20) Fix their breakfast.

(21) Compliment at least twice a day.

(22) Telephone during the day.

(23) Slow down.

(24) Hold hands.

(25) Cuddle.

(26) Ask for the other’s opinion.

(27) Show respect.

(28) Welcome each another home.

(29) Try to look your best.

(30) Wink at each other.

(31) Celebrate birthdays in a big way.

(32) Apologise.

(33) Forgive quickly.

(34) Set up a romantic get-away.

(35) Ask, ‘What can I do to make you happier?’

(36) Be positive.

(37) Be kind.

(38) Be vulnerable.

(39) Respond quickly to the other person’s requests.

(40) Talk about your love.

(41) Reminisce about your favourite times together.

(42) Treat each other’s friends and relatives with courtesy.

(43) Send flowers every Valentine’s Day, anniversary and for no reason at all.

(44) Admit when you’re wrong.

(45) Be sensitive to each other’s sexual desires.

(46) Seek outside help when needed.

(47) Watch sunsets together.

(48) Say, ‘I love you’, frequently.

(49) End the day with a hug.

(50) Pray for each other daily.

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