In our pursuit of righteousness

No unbelief made him (Abraham) waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. That is why his faith was “counted to him as righteousness.” (Romans 4:20-22 ESV)

не поколебался в обетовании Божием неверием, но пребыл тверд в вере, воздав славу Богу и будучи вполне уверен, что Он силен и исполнить обещанное. Потому и вменилось ему в праведность. (Римлянам 4:20-22 Russian)

O LORD my God – we tremble in your presence as we behold the all that you have made by your infinite power and wisdom. Dear Heavenly Father, hear the prayers of your children. In our pursuit of righteousness, help us to have the same trusting faith like your blessed servant Abraham whose life is a testimony for us to learn how to trust and obey Christ as our Lord and Savior. We pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

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Not ashamed to wear the name of Christ

I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps. Correct me, O Lord, but in justice; not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing. (Jeremiah 10:23-24 ESV)

Знаю, Господи, что не в воле человека путь его, что не во власти идущего давать направление стопам своим. Наказывай меня, Господи, но по правде, не во гневе Твоем, чтобы не умалить меня. (Иеремия 10:23-24 Russian)

Most holy, righteous and loving Father in heaven ~ thank you for the brightness of the glory of your beloved Son in whom we trust for eternal life. Bless all faithful Christians around the world who are not ashamed to wear the name of Christ. Be with us in our worship today as we exalt Christ as Lord in songs, prayers, the Lord’s Supper, giving as you prosper us, and gospel preaching. We pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

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Restore love for the Scriptures

There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality. (Romans 2:9-11 ESV)

Недоля та утиск на всяку душу людини, хто чинить зле, юдея ж перше та геллена, а слава, і честь, і мир усякому, хто чинить добре, юдеєві ж перше та гелленові. Бо не дивиться Бог на обличчя! (римлян 2:9-11 Ukrainian)

Dear Father in Heaven ~ hear my prayer O LORD as we come before you on this new day. Restore love for the study and application of Scriptures to everyday situations. Help all people to have an opportunity to learn about your beloved Son – Jesus Christ our Lord. Help all faithful Christians to show the way of right and wrong by doing good and forsaking evil. Help us to have a loving respect for those who do not yet know Christ but they faithfully follow their conscience that leads them to do good and shun evil. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

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Teach children from the earliest ages

For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. (Romans 1:19-20 ESV)

Ибо, что можно знать о Боге, явно для них, потому что Бог явил им. Ибо невидимое Его, вечная сила Его и Божество, от создания мира через рассматривание творений видимы, так что они безответны. (К Римлянам 1:19-20 Russian)

Almighty God, our dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you Lord for the uplifting power of your grace and mercy that is available to all people who will love and obey your Son – Jesus Christ our Lord. Open the minds eye of those whose thinking has been clogged by the refuse of deceitful teaching disguised as truth in the name of science. Help parents and grandparents to teach children from the earliest ages that you are the Creator of everything that exists. Restore respect for the teachings of the Holy Scriptures as the most trustworthy explanation for who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. We pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

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Wake up with knowledge

For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance! (Acts 28:30-31 NIV)

И жил Павел целых два года на своем иждивении и принимал всех, приходивших к нему, проповедуя Царствие Божие и уча о Господе Иисусе Христе со всяким дерзновением невозбранно. (Деяния 28:30-31 Russian)

Almighty God, our dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you, Lord, for allowing me to wake up with knowledge that you are deserving of the highest possible praise that human tongue can express. Continue to lead all people who love your Son in the direction that stands opposed to all the evil that is in the world. Give us more evangelists who will continue to boldly proclaim Jesus as the Way, Truth and Life even when under arrest. Strengthen the faith of those around them who hear, believe and obey Christ as Lord. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr., Gospel Minister
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A sense of awe

“To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.” (Acts 26:22-23 ESV)

Но, получив помощь от Бога, я до сего дня стою, свидетельствуя малому и великому, ничего не говоря, кроме того, о чем пророки и Моисей говорили, что это будет, то есть что Христос имел пострадать и, восстав первый из мертвых, возвестить свет народу Иудейскому и язычникам. (Деяния 26:22-23 Russian)

O LORD my God, we come into your presence with a sense of awe as we think about the many and various ways that you have preserved our life to this new day. Thank you, dear Heavenly Father, for your constant ability to forgive us of our sins. Give us more of the wisdom of Christ so that we will be able to forgive others as we are taught. Embolden all workers for the Lord who labor near or far away so that the light of the gospel will be presented in truth and love. Silence those who minimize the importance of the very real and agonizing death that Christ endured in order to purchase us out of slavery to sin. We pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr., Gospel Minister

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Proclaim the message with love

“Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance. (Acts 26:19-20 ESV)

Поэтому, царь Агриппа, я не воспротивился небесному видению, но сперва жителям Дамаска и Иерусалима, потом всей земле Иудейской и язычникам проповедывал, чтобы они покаялись и обратились к Богу, делая дела, достойные покаяния. (Деяния 26:19-20 Russian)

O LORD God of hosts ~ hear our prayers of thanksgiving on this new day! Dear Father, help all people who sincerely follow your beloved Son to stand up and be counted along with the faithful in every generation following the death, burial, resurrection and ascension of our Lord. Give leaders in the local churches to appoint workers who will boldly proclaim the gospel message with love so that sinners will turn to Christ before it is too late. Silence the influence of those who refuse to teach that sinners must repent and wholeheartedly turn to you with obedient faith. We earnestly pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister
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Hear our praises

But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets, having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust. (Acts 24:14-15 ESV)

Но в том признаюсь тебе, что по учению, которое они называют ересью, я действительно служу Богу отцов [моих], веруя всему, написанному в законе и пророках, имея надежду на Бога, что будет воскресение мертвых, праведных и неправедных, чего и сами они ожидают. (Деяния 24:14-15 Russian)

Almighty God, our dear, merciful and kind Heavenly Father ~ hear our praises that we express from our hearts and with our voices on this new day. Give an abundance of the pure wisdom of Christ to all faithful followers of your beloved Son. Help everyone who follows the Way of Christ to pay close attention to how others see us so that we will never be afraid to give a reasonable answer for the eternal hope we have in Christ. We pray with hope in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

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Deeper understanding of the home being prepared

For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, (2 Corinthians 5:1-2 ESV)

Ибо знаем, что, когда земной наш дом, эта хижина, разрушится, мы имеем от Бога жилище на небесах, дом нерукотворенный, вечный. Оттого мы и воздыхаем, желая облечься в небесное наше жилище; (2-е Коринфянам 5:1-2 Russian)

O LORD our God, dear Father in Heaven with the Son, Holy Spirit and myriads of angelic beings – who dwell in conditions of never-ending love along with saints who obeyed your perfect will while on the earth. Help us Lord to have a deeper understanding of the home that is being prepared for those who love and obey Christ as Lord. Open the hearts of those whose hearts have grown cold toward the heavenly world that truly exists. Help all believers to live as if already in heaven so that those lost in darkness will see a ray of hope from the darkness of sin. We fervently pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

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Your needy people around the world

The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.” (Acts 23:11 NIV)

В следующую ночь Господь, явившись ему, сказал: дерзай, Павел; ибо, как ты свидетельствовал о Мне в Иерусалиме, так надлежит тебе свидетельствовать и в Риме. (Деяния 23:11 Russian)

O LORD my God, hear the cries of your needy people around the world – for we are all in need of your amazing grace and mercy. Thank you dear Father, from the depths of our hearts as we consider the wonders of life itself that defies explanation in human terms. You know my times of foolish behavior, and I beg your pardon as I rely upon your beloved Son who became Savior for all mankind who are willing to follow in his steps with obedient faith. Stir up the courage in all faithful gospel preachers so they will boldly and truthfully proclaim the Way, Truth and Life. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

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So that children will learn

Now the people of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the Lord. (Genesis 13:13 NRSV)

Жители же Содомские были злы и весьма грешны пред Господом. (Бытие 13:13 Russian)

Most holy and righteous God, our kind and merciful Father in Heaven ~ thank you for the dawning of another new day that is ours to enjoy because of your grace that brought forgiveness of sins to this world to every sinner who will trust and obey Jesus as Lord and Christ. Restore a sense of righteousness, justice and mercy among all people on earth. Give parents and grandparents a greater sense of responsibility so that children will learn the clear distinction between right and wrong. Forgive our sins as we forgive others. We pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

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Give us more evangelists

Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” Since he would not be persuaded, we remained silent except to say, “The Lord’s will be done.” (Acts 21:13-14 NRSV)

Но Павел в ответ сказал: что вы делаете? что плачете и сокрушаете сердце мое? я не только хочу быть узником, но готов умереть в Иерусалиме за имя Господа Иисуса. Когда же мы не могли уговорить его, то успокоились, сказав: да будет воля Господня! (Деяния 21:13-14 Russian)

Almighty God, our eternally wise, powerful, good and kind Father in Heaven ~ thank you for blessing all people in the world with life that is full of opportunities to know you, as the Spirit inspired Scriptures reach people in all the nations. Strengthen the faith of those workers of the Lord and their families, who are under threat of danger from authorities and even their own families. Give us more evangelists like Paul, who have the faith and fortitude to continue preaching the gospel even when under arrest. We fervently pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

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Stirring up our souls

I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to you among the nations.

For your steadfast love is great above the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
(Psalm 108:3-4 ESV)

Буду славить Тебя, Господи, между народами; буду воспевать Тебя среди племен, ибо превыше небес милость Твоя и до облаков истина Твоя. (Псалтирь 107:4-5 Russian)

O LORD my God, our dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you for stirring up our souls on this new day on which we acknowledge your constant care and merciful kindness. We give you thanks for the breath of life and everything needed to sustain life. Bless all faithful believers around the world with the determination to publicly acknowledge your presence in our daily affairs. We fervently pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister
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The pure wisdom of Christ

And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people.” (Acts 18:9-10 ESV)

Господь же в видении ночью сказал Павлу: не бойся, но говори и не умолкай, ибо Я с тобою, и никто не сделает тебе зла, потому что у Меня много людей в этом городе. (Деяния 18:9-10 Russian)

O Lord our God, dear Father in heaven ~ thank you for the outstanding benefits of being your children who are living by faith in Christ Jesus as our beloved Savior. Encourage all those who are laboring in the Vineyard of the Lord so that the borders of the Kingdom of Christ will continue to spread around the world as more and more souls become obedient to the glorious gospel of Christ. Bless leaders in all the churches with the pure wisdom of Christ so that each congregation will be lifted up in the most holy faith. Help all gospel preachers to not be afraid of teaching the whole truth in love. We pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen. **

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Faith by meditating

“Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill. In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.” (Acts 17:29-31 NIV)

Итак мы, будучи родом Божиим, не должны думать, что Божество подобно золоту, или серебру, или камню, получившему образ от искусства и вымысла человеческого. Итак, оставляя времена неведения, Бог ныне повелевает людям всем повсюду покаяться, ибо Он назначил день, в который будет праведно судить вселенную, посредством предопределенного Им Мужа, подав удостоверение всем, воскресив Его из мертвых. (Деяния 17:29-31 Russian)

Most holy God, our dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you Lord for the supernal wisdom that you have given to this mortal world in these Holy Scriptures. Help us to strengthen our faith by meditating upon your inspired word each day. Open the hearts and minds of this century’s millions, who in many cases, refuse to accept the truth that Jesus is indeed Lord and Christ for all humanity. Give us more preachers who will challenge the status quo like the apostle Paul before Jesus appears to bring judgment. We fervently pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

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