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Jan. 17 This week’s video sermon~ https://youtu.be/ajNz21QPKLo
Airport Road Church of Christ in Carson City, NV
Loving God, loving People, and bringing the two together
VOLUME 48 Jan. 17, 2021 NUMBER 3
From Your Minister: In the New Year, I begin thinking more about prayer. I love Jesus’ words in Matthew 7. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” It’s all summed up in the first letters of those three words: Ask Seek Knock> ASK! Each of those words in Greek denotes continual action. Ask, Seek, Knock, and keep asking, seeking knocking! May prayer be our continual action in this New Year!
Quotes for the Week: “Wishing will never be a substitute for prayer.” Ed Cole
“Some people pray just to pray and some people pray to know God.” Andrew Murray
"Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all." D.L. Moody
“There is a mighty lot of difference between saying prayers and praying.” John G. Lake
“I have so much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it.” John Wesley
“I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go.” Abraham Lincoln
This Week’s Bible Gem: Genesis 32:24 And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.
Family News: Since we are not currently meeting, we would love to hear from you with news and information for the weekly bulletin.
We appreciate your continued financial support. Please continue to pray for wisdom and guidance toward reopening our assembly.
A Prayer for Hope after a Hard Year God, Thank you for helping us to make it through this difficult year. Thank you that you’ve carried us through the uncertainty of deep waters, through the flames of trials, and through the pain of hard losses. We are constantly aware of how much we need you, your grace, your strength, your power working through even the toughest days.
Help us to keep our focus first on you this season. Please forgive us for giving too much time and attention to other things, for looking to other people before coming to you first. We choose to press in close to you today, and keep you first in our hearts and lives. Without you we would surely fail, but with you, there is great hope.
Thank you for your healing power, thank you for bringing us into this new season up ahead. We look forward to all that You still have in store. In Jesus' name, Amen.
The Five Fingers of Prayer
The fingers on our hands can help us remember for whom to prayer.
1. The thumb is closest to us. Begin by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. Praying for loved ones is a sweet duty.
2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct, and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, ministers, and church leaders.
3. The next finger is the tallest. It reminds us of our secular leaders. Pray for our president, and Congress, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion.
4. The fourth finger is the ring finger. It is the weakest finger, as any piano teacher will explain. This reminds us to pray for the weak, those in trouble, and those in pain. They need prayers day and night.
5. Last comes the little finger, the smallest of all. This is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. The Bible says, “He who is least among you all will be great” (Luke 9:48). Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you pray for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective, and you will be able to pray for yourself more humbly and effectively.
~Glenn Hitchcock in House to House
Prayer Time: “Pray, and let God worry.” ~Martin Luther Barbara Hoy, Jon Van Grimbergen’s mother was hospitalized last week. She is now home in Cody Wyoming and undergoing medical tests. Please pray for her and the family. Arin Reiutz' mother, Florian Reiutz, is in nursing care in Washington State and has tested positive for Covid. Please pray for her. Don Churchill is in quarantine at home and is weak but improving. Please continue in prayer. Keep praying for: Aulika and Mickey, the family of Dean Bryce, June Cantwell, Gary Duncan, Betty Fo, Betty Gray, Daryl and Valerie Griffin- our missionaries and the people of Venezuela, George Harper, Marjorie Hendersen, Payton Henderson, Ralph Lindsey, Stan and Millie McGarry, Mike and Judith McKay, Grecia Ramirez, Anna Rigsby, Al and Susan Sheehan, and the Van Grimbergens. Let us also pray for wisdom and guidance during these times of separation between brothers and sisters in Christ. James 5:17-18 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.