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Airport Road Church of Christ in Carson City, NV
Loving God, loving People, and bringing the two together
VOLUME 47 July 12, 2020 NUMBER 28
From Your Minister: It seems like every time I ask a teenager how they’re doing, I get the same answer, “I’m tired”. Well, after the last few months, I understand. I’m tired, and several times I’ve been ready to give up! God then reminds me, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9). Go back and read those last six words out loud. Thank You, Lord I needed that! Everything seems to hang on that word ‘IF’. I then realize the importance of what Paul wrote in Philippians 1:6. “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” God is working in all this. I can’t do it alone, and I don’t have to! Praise His Holy Name!
Quotes for the Week: Football is like life, it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority– Vince Lombardi
By perseverance the snail reached the ark. ~Charles Spurgeon
Genius is divine perseverance. Genius I cannot claim nor even extra brightness but perseverance all can have. ~Woodrow Wilson
God knows our situation; He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perseverance of our will to overcome them. What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. ~C.S. Lewis
Bible Gem for the Week Psalm 15:1 Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain?
Family News: Jon, Allison, Megan, Ryder and Avayiah Van Grimbergen are vacationing on the Oregon Coast. Enjoy!
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Add Perseverance to Your Self-Control
". . . and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness" (2 Pet. 1:6).
Peter certainly knew a lot about self-control, or should I say the lack of it! He almost cut off the head of the Priest's servant at Jesus' arrest! He caved in to the Jewish Christians from Jerusalem at Antioch and refused to eat with the Gentile Christians in their presence. And how can we forget his denial of Christ, not only once, but three times?
Shall we be less forgiving than our Lord who, foreseeing this fall, showed confidence that Peter would come around, repent, and become the great apostle Jesus knew he would become?
Tradition puts Peter in Rome under Nero's reign, and that he was captured and crucified. His request was granted that he be crucified head down because he felt unworthy to be crucified as was his Lord. His request was granted according to this tradition.
The two letters from Peter are biographical in the sense that we can learn a lot about someone from their writings. Peter was esteemed as a man, a Christian and as an apostle for what he was, despite his past foibles. He persevered to the very end. I'm sure He often recalled Jesus' words, "The one who endures to the end will be saved" (Mt. 24:13). Peter was faithful "unto" death (Rev. 2:10), which means even if it means our death.
Perseverance is a quality built on self-control. Our emotions have a powerful effect upon our actions, or decisions, or responses. Self-control reels in emotions that tend to blind us to God's reality. The fruit of self-control is perseverance. Other translations broaden our perception of his amazing word: patience, endurance, steadfastness.
Like Peter, from time to time we fall off the tracks, we, like a poor trained hunting dog, chase our tail. And at times, worse than all that, we fall on our faces, break our noses! Plainly stated, we fail our Lord, and we fail ourselves. But like Peter, let's get up, brush off our pants, and get back in the game! Get back in the battle, fight like a warrior! ………Persevere!!
Holy Father keep us from those distractions that take us away from Your purposes. Help us to see things as they are, and not as the world sees things. May we see Your presence in our lives. Open our eyes so that we may see Your marvelous plan unfolding in front of us. Empower us to be faithful in the best of times and in the worst of times. In Jesus' name, Amen.
~article and prayer by Rob Redden in Daily Devotional
Prayer Time: I’m ready to give up! I pray. Now, where’s that shovel? ~Monroe We are thankful that Jim Shewan's (an original member of the congregation) biopsy results show no cancer! He thanks us for our prayers and we rejoice with him! More prayers, please for: Aulika and Mickey, Dean Bryce, June Cantwell, Don Churchill, Gary Crowder and his mother Joan, Gary and Lori Duncan as they travel, Betty Fo, the Garvin family in Minden, Daryl and Valerie Griffin- our missionaries and the people of Venezuela, George Harper, Marjorie Hendersen, Ralph Lindsey, Stan and Millie McGarry, Mike and Judith McKay, Cheryl Miller, Grecia Ramirez, the Renfree family, Anna Rigsby, Al and Susan Sheehan, the Shriker family in No. Carolina, and the Van Grimbergen. family. Romans 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
Our Father in Heaven, we place all these people and these requests before you and humbly ask You to minister to each according to Your love. We also ask Your strengthening Presence among our friends and loved ones not on this list who are going through difficult and trying times.
We ask Your help and deliverance from the various difficulties we now face as a people. May our love for You and for all people permeate us in all that we do and in all that we are. Thank You for blessing all the people who are taking care of us during these times. We ask Your special blessing upon the sick and those caring for them. We pray this in the Name of Jesus. AMEN
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