Mother’s Day Brunch service
Please join us for our Mother’s Day Brunch Service on May 12th! Pastor Brown’s sermon will be on the 5 women in the lineage of Jesus Christ. The message will be woven with the Brunch meal. All women will be celebrated, we believe God designed all women to be a gift on this planet, not just mothers.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
Please join us on the Colchester Green this Thursday at 6:00 to pray for our country. WHAT IS PRAYER?
In a society riddled with hate and division, the word "love" almost seems like a foreign concept. In years past, our nation has faced some daunting issues, yet the one thing that still seems to unify the American people is prayer.
Depending on the denomination you identify with, prayer can hold countless meanings. In its simplest form, prayer is communicating with God. Prayer is a powerful force that, when coupled with love, can produce great outcomes. When it comes to prayer, love is key.
John 13:34 (NIV), the key verse for National Day of Prayer says, "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." Sometimes it feels as though everyone in the world has forgotten that this verse exists. It can seem as though the darkness overpowers the light, however we have a part to play in this.
Titus 3 reminds us as believers not to point fingers at one another, but to take action through love and prayer. In Titus 3:3-5 (NIV) Paul writes,
"At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy."
In the Bible, things changed when people began loving the unlovely. In Acts 2, things changed when the body of believers came together to petition God. Circumstances change when we earnestly seek God's face. National Day of Prayer, and prayer in our everyday lives, is so important because it reminds us of God's power and love.