For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, (Titus 3:3-5 ESV)
Ибо и мы были некогда несмысленны, непокорны, заблуждшие, были рабы похотей и различных удовольствий, жили в злобе и зависти, были гнусны, ненавидели друг друга. Когда же явилась благодать и человеколюбие Спасителя нашего, Бога, Он спас нас не по делам праведности, которые бы мы сотворили, а по Своей милости, банею возрождения и обновления Святым Духом, (К Титу 3:3-5 Russian)
O LORD my God ~ hear the humble prayers of your people in need on this new day. Thank you, Father, for granting us another opportunity to demonstrate the newness of life that we have in Christ by doing deeds of kindness as we seek and find opportunities to serve others. Awaken the consciousness of those who preach, teach and comment on your word to lift up the immutable commands and promises regarding being born of water and the Spirit in water baptism. Bless all leaders of the church with your pure wisdom and guidance to ensure that more souls will surrender to your good and perfect plan of salvation by trusting and obeying Christ as Lord. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister