Drown out the noise

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” (John 18:36 ESV)

Иисус отвечал: Царство Мое не от мира сего; если бы от мира сего было Царство Мое, то служители Мои подвизались бы за Меня, чтобы Я не был предан Иудеям; но ныне Царство Мое не отсюда. (От Иоанна 18:36 Russian)

Dear Father in heaven ~ thank you Lord for the many proofs of your invisible and powerful presence in our lives on this another new day. We do not deny the existence of wind since we can experience the comfort of a gentle breeze as well as the destructive and power of wind storm. Open the cold hearts of many cynics, critics and doubters to the very real nature of your Spirit in the seen and unseen world of ours. Bless all the citizens of the Kingdom of Christ who are presently living in this created world as part of the visible and invisible Church for which Christ died. Drown out the noise and effectiveness of those false teachers who elevate themselves to the place of a puppet king over the glorious kingdom of Christ, whom we serve with loving devotion. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Encouraging proof

You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first, and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. (Galatians 4:13-14 ESV)

І знаєте ви, що в немочі тіла я перше звіщав вам Євангелію, ви ж моєю спокусою в тілі моїм не погордували, і мене не відкинули, але, немов Ангола Божого, ви прийняли мене, як Христа Ісуса! (До галатів 4:13-14 Ukrainian)

Dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you for this new Lord’s Day that dawns with encouraging proof that you are alive and concerned about our welfare. Restore respect among governing authorities for this day that is set aside as a day to give honor and glory to your beloved Son. Help Christians to overcome the lure of staying away from worship in favor of recreational activities. Help all messengers of the Gospel Lord, to remain faithful to spreading the gospel even when circumstances have stranded us in a difficult place. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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When we decided who is worthy of hearing the gospel

My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. (James 2:1 ESV)

Братия мои! имейте веру в Иисуса Христа нашего Господа славы, не взирая на лица. (Иакова 2:1 Russian)

Most holy and awesome God, our dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you Lord, for the amazing grace that intend for all mankind in all generations. Forgive our foolish ways of thinking and behaving when we may have decided who is worthy of hearing the gospel message based upon the color of their skin, their language or their economic status. Open the hearts and minds of all people to the tremendous amount of grace and mercy you have available for all people who will trust and obey Christ Jesus as Lord. Help us Father, to see the value of every soul as you do from heaven. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Wonderful and amazing blessings

And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath, and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority. (Luke 4:31-32 ESV)

Он пошел в галилейский город Капернаум и по субботам учил там народ. Люди изумлялись Его учению, потому что в Его словах ощущалась власть. (От Луки 4:31-32 Russian NRT)

Most holy and awesome God, our dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you Lord, for this new day that must surely hold some wonderful and amazing blessings for all faithful followers of Jesus as Lord. Thank you for the uplifting teaching of Christ that serves to light our way through the many challenges of this life. Guard us by your astonishing and inspired word. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Artificial barriers removed

For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. (Galatians 6:15-16 ESV)

Ни обрезание, ни необрезание не имеют никакого значения. Главное – это быть новым творением! Пусть со всеми, следующими этому правилу, будут мир и милость, и со всем Божьим Израилем. (К Галатам 6:15-16 Russian NRT)

Almighty God ~ thank you Dear Father for the boundless tender mercy that you shower upon all people – especially those who love your Son. Give wisdom to people wherever grace is found, so that we will refrain from judging others over artificial barriers that you have removed. Save the church from bitter wrangling that concentrates on fault-finding while the harvest fields remain ripe. Send out reapers who will go with love regarding the new birth. Help us to continue watching and waiting for that great day of harvest. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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God’s superior way

Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and faithful before the LORD his God. And every work that he undertook in the service of the house of God and in accordance with the law and the commandments, seeking his God, he did with all his heart, and prospered. (2 Chronicles 31:20-21 ESV)

І зробив Єзекія так, як це, по всій Юдеї. І робив він добре й угодне та справедливе перед лицем Господа, Бога свого. І в усякому ділі, яке він зачинав, у роботі Божого дому, і в Законі, і в заповіді, щоб звертатися до Бога свого, робив він усім своїм серцем, і мав успіх. (2 хроніки 31:20-21 Ukrainian)

Almighty God, our dear Father in heaven ~ hear our prayers on this new day that you have given us so that we have another brand-new opportunity to do good works that glorify our Lord Jesus Christ. Bless the efforts of all faithful Christians who are wholeheartedly striving to expand the good influence of your superior way. Grant us wisdom and courage Lord as we daily encounter opposition from the Devil. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Humble us by your power

But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18:13-14 ESV)

Мытарь же, стоя вдали, не смел даже поднять глаз на небо; но, ударяя себя в грудь, говорил: Боже! будь милостив ко мне грешнику! Сказываю вам, что сей пошел оправданным в дом свой более, нежели тот: ибо всякий, возвышающий сам себя, унижен будет, а унижающий себя возвысится. (От Луки 18:13-14 Russian)

O LORD God, our dear Father in heaven ~ have mercy upon everyone who realizes that we have no sacrifice that is so valuable to impress you – our mighty and glorious God. Lord, if we cannot learn the lesson of humility that our Lord Jesus Christ teaches, then humble us by your unfathomable power so that we will be made to behave as good and faithful humble servants. In the precious name of Jesus who taught pure love by serving all humanity we pray, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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More than they ever thought possible

So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God. (2 Chronicles 27:6 KJV)

Так силен был Иоафам потому, что устроял пути свои пред лицем Господа Бога своего. (2 Паралипоменон 27:6 Russian)

O LORD our God, holy and blessed is your name forever and forever! Help all mothers, fathers, and grandparents who are Christians, to do more than they ever thought possible to promote faith in Christ the Lord, as the best and only successful lifestyle for the next generations as long as time remains. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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The instructional benefits of daily exposure to God’s inspired word

For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, (Hebrews 2:2-3 ESV)

Ибо, если через Ангелов возвещенное слово было твердо, и всякое преступление и непослушание получало праведное воздаяние, то как мы избежим, вознерадев о толиком спасении, которое, быв сначала проповедано Господом, в нас утвердилось слышавшими от Него, (Евреям 2:2-3 Russian)

Almighty God, our dear Father in heaven ~ thank you, Lord, for awakening our minds, bodies, and souls to the instructional benefits of daily exposure to your inspired word. Clear our minds from whatever thoughts that may invade us and plant any seeds of doubt about your mighty power that is available in the Spirit-inspired Scriptures. Silence the mouths and influence of those who daily invent new ways to cast doubt in the minds of young people seeking to know the truth about eternal life and all that truly matters in this life. Help us Lord by raising up a new generation of strong people to defend the veracity of your Word. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Clear and perfect Scriptures

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:1-2 ESV)

Итак, оправдавшись верою, мы имеем мир с Богом через Господа нашего Иисуса Христа, через Которого верою и получили мы доступ к той благодати, в которой стоим и хвалимся надеждою славы Божией. (К Римлянам 5:1-2 Russian)

O LORD my God – thank you, dear Father in heaven, for the gift of life that perks up our hopes on this new day. Open our eyes to your clear and perfect Scriptures that serve to guide us safely through this life. Help all faithful followers of Christ as Lord to take full advantage of our access to your august throne. Hear the prayers of believers around the world who have almost forgotten how to pray. Help us, Lord – so that we will work harder than ever before to ensure that Christ will find faith on the earth when he comes. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Handle the gospel carefully

And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. (Ephesians 2:17-18 ESV)

И, придя, благовествовал мир вам, дальним и близким, потому что через Него и те и другие имеем доступ к Отцу, в одном Духе. (К Ефесянам 2:17-18 Russian)

Almighty God, our dear Father in heaven ~ thank you for this new day on which we receive fresh encouragement from your Sprit inspired Scriptures that leads us to knowledge of your beloved Son. Grant the peace that surpasses all normal understanding as we submit to Jesus as Lord by remaining faithful to his teaching that has come down to us in the Scriptures. Open the hearts and minds of those people who continue to refuse the message of grace. Bless all who teach the gospel of peace to handle it most carefully and present it with love. In Jesus name, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Able to look back and learn

And Asa cried to the Lord his God, “O LORD, there is none like you to help, between the mighty and the weak. Help us, O LORD our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this multitude. O LORD, you are our God; let not man prevail against you.” (2 Chronicles 14:11 ESV)

ибо оставили левиты свои городские предместья и свои владения и пришли в Иудею и в Иерусалим, так как оставил их Иеровоам и сыновья его от священства Господня.

(2-я Паралипоменон 11:14 Russian)

O LORD my God in man we dare not trust since you are the one and only true and living God with enough power at your disposal to stop any and all prayers of mere mortals. We say a hearty Amen to Asa’s valiant and bold prayer! Because of your inspired Scriptures we are able to look back and learn that you gave an enormous victory to your people under Asa’s leadership. Dear Father, help us to trust more in our Lord Jesus who now has all authority in heaven and on the earth. Christ is able to lead us forward in our efforts to spread the borders of the Kingdom of Christ on the earth. Embolden all soldiers of the cross. Squash the work of deceitful teachers and their leaders who intend to eradicate the faith of sincere and faithful Christians. In the glorious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Able to intervene in human affairs

To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter. (2 Thessalonians 2:14-15 ESV)

к которому и призвал вас благовествованием нашим, для достижения славы Господа нашего Иисуса Христа. Итак, братия, стойте и держите предания, которым вы научены или словом или посланием нашим. (2-е Фессалоникийцам 2:14-15 Russian)

O my God, to you we appeal on this new day, fully believing that you are worthy of all praise. Dear Father, we have learned from the holy Scriptures that you are able to intervene in human affairs and provide help that will ensure we stay on the road to heaven. Do not lead us into tempting situations where our weak nature will surely cause us to stumble and fall. Give leaders in the Church wisdom and moral courage, to stay the course that has been laid out in Spirit inspired written form, to instruct us in the superior way of the Word of Life. Shame the deceitful and spineless efforts of those who boldly twist the Word so that their diabolical schemes confuse precious babes in Christ. In his precious name we pray, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Exhilarating gift that ignites energy

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, (Hebrews 1:3 ESV)

Він був сяєвом слави та образом істоти Його, тримав усе словом сили Своєї, учинив Собою очищення наших гріхів, і засів на правиці величности на висоті. (До євреїв 1:3 Ukrainian)

Merciful and kind Father in heaven ~ thank you dear Lord for the exhilarating gift of your beloved Son that ignites energy in our physical, mental and spiritual bodies. Wake up the entire human race to the majesty and glory that is due Christ our Lord because of the all powerful love we learn from the example of giving his entire earthly life as a sacrifice that we should have paid but we had nothing worthy to offer. Accept our humble acts of obedience we do on behalf of the blessed name of the LordJesus Christ. In his precious name we pray, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Struggling with addictive sinful behaviors

For“Whoever desires to love lifeand see good days,let him keep his tongue from eviland his lips from speaking deceit;let him turn away from evil and do good;let him seek peace and pursue it.For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,and his ears are open to their prayer.But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” (1 Peter 3:10-12 ESV)

Ибо, кто любит жизнь и хочет видеть добрые дни, тот удерживай язык свой от зла и уста свои от лукавых речей; уклоняйся от зла и делай добро; ищи мира и стремись к нему, потому что очи Господа обращены к праведным и уши Его к молитве их, но лице Господне против делающих зло, чтобы истребить их с земли. (1-e Петра 3:10-12 Russian)

Dear heavenly Father ~ thank you dear Lord, for reaching out to us by your deeds of love when we were without hope. Hear the prayers of those who have lost their way in this life, to find their way back to the great Shepherd of the sheep. Help those who are struggling with various addictive sinful behaviors so that they will turn to Christ who lifts us up from the slimy pit and stands us on our feet again when we sincerely repent. Give all Christians a heart of compassion toward lost souls so that they will see Jesus in us and desire to also be like Christ with the convicting help of your Spirit. Defeat all the deceitful efforts of Satan to turn good into evil. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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