Accept praises and request

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. (Mark 16:15-16 NIV)

И сказал им: идите по всему миру и проповедуйте Евангелие всей твари. Кто будет веровать и креститься, спасен будет; а кто не будет веровать, осужден будет. (Марка 16:15-16 Russian)

Almighty God, our dear Heavenly Father ~ accept our praises and request on this new day. Help every Christian and all churches of Christ, to make and execute plans to obey the command of our Lord to make sure the gospel is being heard around the world. Equip every worker with Bibles in the language that people will understand what they must believe and obey in order to please you and honor Christ as Lord. We fervently pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

http://www.cedarkeychurchofchrist.com/

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Power and strength

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:8-11 ESV)

смирил Себя, быв послушным даже до смерти, и смерти крестной. Посему и Бог превознес Его и дал Ему имя выше всякого имени, дабы пред именем Иисуса преклонилось всякое колено небесных, земных и преисподних, и всякий язык исповедал, что Господь Иисус Христос в славу Бога Отца. (Филиппийцам 2:8-11 Russian)

O LORD our God who made heaven and earth ~ thank you for the power and strength that you have used from before the dawn of that first day to make our lives possible and indeed highly desirable. Arouse stronger faith in many people who call upon you for help in times of great danger and in fear of losing some earthly possession, so that they will wholeheartedly seek to know Jesus as Lord and obey the gospel message that leads to eternal life. Help every Christian to lovingly and joyfully speak about our true faith of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Forgive our foolish inhibitions that cause us to pause speaking up for the doctrine of Christ because we may think it might offend someone who doesn’t share our faith. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

http://www.cedarkeychurchofchrist.com/

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Spreading grace

…built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:20-22 ESV)

быв утверждены на основании Апостолов и пророков, имея Самого Иисуса Христа краеугольным *камнем*, на котором все здание, слагаясь стройно, возрастает в святый храм в Господе, на котором и вы устрояетесь в жилище Божие Духом. (Ефесянам 2:20-22 Russian)

Almighty God, our kind and merciful Father in Heaven ~ thank you Lord for looking upon all Creation with your mercy, and spreading your grace all over the world. Strengthen the faith and resolve of all the faithful who belong to Jesus Christ – not only in name but also in words and deeds. Bless the Body of Christ – the churches of Christ, with the cognizance of the Spirit living and working today to preserve the church for whatever future you have planned for this world. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister
http://www.cedarkeychurchofchrist.com/

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Brightness of lovingkindness

And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.” (Mark 12:42-44 ESV)

І підійшла одна вбога вдовиця, і поклала дві лепті, цебто гріш. І покликав Він учнів Своїх та й промовив до них: Поправді кажу вам, що ця вбога вдовиця поклала найбільше за всіх, хто клав у скарбницю. Бо всі клали від лишка свого, а вона поклала з убозтва свого все, що мала, свій прожиток увесь… (Марка 12:42-44 Ukrainian)

Most holy and awesome God, our dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you Lord for the brightness of your loving kindness toward all people on this new day. Open the hearts of every believer so that all Christians will have a burning desire to sacrificially give to the great work of spreading the good news to all people in the world. Bless those who are poor in the wealth of this world and yet they live as examples of goodness and mercy. We pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

http://www.cedarkeychurchofchrist.com/

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Surrounded by glorious beings and heavenly things

And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!” (Mark 11:7-10 ESV)

И привели осленка к Иисусу, и возложили на него одежды свои; *Иисус* сел на него. Многие же постилали одежды свои по дороге; а другие резали ветви с дерев и постилали по дороге. И предшествовавшие и сопровождавшие восклицали: осанна! благословен Грядущий во имя Господне! благословенно грядущее во имя Господа царство отца нашего Давида! осанна в вышних! (Марка 11:7-10 Russian)

Our Father who lives in heaven surrounded by many glorious beings and heavenly things we cannot speak about in our ignorance of the spectacular glory our blessed Savior lived in before coming to this earth to show once and for all that any human being may inherit an eternal home in Heaven free from all the burdens of sin. We join the throng in singing and shouting our Hosanna’s to Jesus – our glorious king. Awaken a spirit of lovingkindness among all faithful Christians so that we will help friends and/or family in Texas. Thank you Father for the enormous sacrificial gift of your beloved Son and for the honor that he now receives by your side. We fervently pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister
http://www.cedarkeychurchofchrist.com/

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The highest hope for this mortal life

The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt. (Exodus 12:13 ESV)

И будет у вас кровь знамением на домах, где вы находитесь, и увижу кровь и пройду мимо вас, и не будет между вами язвы губительной, когда буду поражать землю Египетскую. (Исход 12:13 Russian)

O LORD my God, the highest hope for this mortal life. Help everyone who has faith in your beloved Son to have our faith kindled so that the many accounts of your power and majestic glory resonate deep within our hearts. Stir up our faith even as we remember the mighty way you freed your people Israel from the long period of slavery. Free up those who are enslaved to the pleasures of this earthly life so that the promised land of Heaven will become a reality as more people turn to Christ in childlike obedient faith. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

http://www.cedarkeychurchofchrist.com/

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Into your presence

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. (Isaiah 1:18 ESV)

Тогда придите–и рассудим, говорит Господь. Если будут грехи ваши, как багряное, –как снег убелю; если будут красны, как пурпур, –как волну убелю. (Исаия 1:18 Russian)

Most Holy and Righteous God, our dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you Lord for inviting us into your presence so that even the hyper critical skeptic may argue their case before your august court of holiness. Forgive our foolish ways as we humble ourselves and seek forgiveness for our crimson red sins that stymie our ability to live a joyful and productive life. Free us from the burden of sin as we put our trust in the sacrificial blood of your One and Only Son who suffered on the cross so that we might turn our hearts in your direction and live forever. Restore the Spirit filled joy of salvation in the hearts of everyone who is now putting Christ in the first place. We earnestly pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

http://www.cedarkeychurchofchrist.com/

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Into your presence

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. (Isaiah 1:18 ESV)

Тогда придите–и рассудим, говорит Господь. Если будут грехи ваши, как багряное, –как снег убелю; если будут красны, как пурпур, –как волну убелю. (Исаия 1:18 Russian)

Most Holy and Righteous God, our dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you Lord for inviting us into your presence so that even the hyper critical skeptic may argue their case before your august court of holiness. Forgive our foolish ways as we humble ourselves and seek forgiveness for our crimson red sins that stymie our ability to live a joyful and productive life. Free us from the burden of sin as we put our trust in the sacrificial blood of your One and Only Son who suffered on the cross so that we might turn our hearts in your direction and live forever. Restore the Spirit filled joy of salvation in the hearts of everyone who is now putting Christ in the first place. We earnestly pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

http://www.cedarkeychurchofchrist.com/

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Hearts overflowing with gratitude

Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things. (Mark 6:33-34 ESV)

І побачили їх, коли плинули, і багато-хто їх розпізнали. І пішки побігли туди з усіх міст, та й їх випередили. І, як вийшов Ісус, Він побачив багато народу, і змилувався над ними, бо були, немов вівці, що не мають пастуха. І зачав їх багато навчати.(Марка 6:33-34 Ukrainian)

Our dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you dear Lord for this new day, upon which we have so many reasons for our hearts to overflow with gratitude. Thank you Lord, for sending your beloved Son to this world as a way to connect earth and Heaven through his many miracles and teaching that is superior to any philosophy ever heard in any age of the earth. Help all Christians to live in such a manner of life that our lives will reflect Christ in us even though we often feel unworthy to even wear his name. Increase our confidence in Christ as we are helped by the Holy Spirit. We pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

http://www.cedarkeychurchofchrist.com/

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Extravagant gift

Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:13-14 ESV)

Моисей сказал Богу: – Вот, я пойду к израильтянам и скажу им: «Бог ваших отцов послал меня к вам», а они спросят: «Как Его имя?» Что мне ответить им? Бог ответил Моисею: – Я Тот, Кто Я Есть. Скажи израильтянам: «„Я Есть“ послал меня к вам». (Исход 3:13-14 Russian NRT)

Our dear Heavenly Father – the great I AM, in whom we trust for eternal life and all provisions for the journey as we wander her below. Thank you Lord for the extravagant gift that you gave to every person in the world who is willing to accept it by trusting and obeying Christ as Lord. Open our minds eyes to behold with a sense of joyful wonder as we faithfully look upon Jesus who identified himself as the I AM. Reveal the imposters of truth – who constantly reduce our blessed Savior to merely another human. We fervently pray in the precious name of Jesus. Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

http://www.cedarkeychurchofchrist.com/

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Able to know Christ more clearly

But Jesus remained silent. And the high priest said to him, “I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.” Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.” (Matthew 26:63-64 ESV)

Иисус молчал. И первосвященник сказал Ему: заклинаю Тебя Богом живым, скажи нам, Ты ли Христос, Сын Божий? Иисус говорит ему: ты сказал; даже сказываю вам: отныне узрите Сына Человеческого, сидящего одесную силы и грядущего на облаках небесных. (Матфея 26:63-64 Russian)

O LORD My God ~ thank you dear Father in heaven for this new day that arrives with fulfillment of many precious promised blessings for saints who are devoted to remaining faithful to Jesus Christ your beloved Son. Give us wisdom as we read and meditate upon the inspired Scriptures so that we will be able to know Christ more clearly and follow his teaching and examples. Prepare our hearts to always be prepared in thoughts and deeds for the spectacular coming of Christ. We fervently pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

http://www.cedarkeychurchofchrist.com/

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We struggle to follow

So I sent for you at once, and you have been kind enough to come. Now therefore we are all here in the presence of God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord.” (Acts 10:33 ESV)

Тотчас послал я к тебе, и ты хорошо сделал, что пришел. Теперь все мы предстоим пред Богом, чтобы выслушать все, что повелено тебе от Бога. (Деяния 10:33 Russian)

O LORD my God ~ dear Heavenly Father, we come before you with trembling hearts as we hunger and thirst to know you better as we struggle to follow in the footsteps of Christ our Lord. Bless Christians everywhere who assemble to honor Jesus Christ our Savior and King. Give wisdom and courage to all who preach the gospel, to make certain that we also tell all that has been commanded by our Lord in the Spirit inspired New Testament so that those starving for salvation from sin and eternal life may obey the gospel and be saved. Squash the influence of false teachers who prefer to give their opinions rather than teaching your whole counsel. We pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister
http://www.cedarkeychurchofchrist.com/

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Physical and mental ability

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20 ESV)

И приблизившись Иисус сказал им: дана Мне всякая власть на небе и на земле. Итак идите, научите все народы, крестя их во имя Отца и Сына и Святаго Духа, уча их соблюдать всё, что Я повелел вам; и се, Я с вами во все дни до скончания века. Аминь. (Матфея 28:18-20 Russian)

Almighty God our dear Heavenly Father ~ we lift up our hearts and offer our hands to you as we consider the authority you have bestowed upon your beloved Son who became our redeemer and friend by suffering and dying in our place. Grant wisdom to every person who teaches the gospel so that we will use all the physical and mental ability you have given so that the message of forgiveness of sins will be known and listeners will obey Christ’s teaching to believe, repent and be baptized according to the Scriptures. Give all Christians the strength and fortitude to remain faithful to our dear Lord until death. We fervently pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

http://www.cedarkeychurchofchrist.com/

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Mixed emotions

But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.” (Matthew 26:10-13 ESV)

Но Иисус, уразумев сие, сказал им: что смущаете женщину? она доброе дело сделала для Меня: ибо нищих всегда имеете с собою, а Меня не всегда имеете; возлив миро сие на тело Мое, она приготовила Меня к погребению; истинно говорю вам: где ни будет проповедано Евангелие сие в целом мире, сказано будет в память ее и о том, что она сделала. (От Матфея 26:10-13 Russian)

Our dear Heavenly Father ~ we come into your awesome presence with many and mixed emotions as your little children who come to you often each day for guidance through these troubling times. Accept our feeble attempts to show our highest reverential respect for our Lord Jesus Christ who leads us to our eternal home. Bless all people who make extra efforts to live in such a sacrificial manner that the world sees Christ in your people of faith. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

http://www.cedarkeychurchofchrist.com/

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Incomparable value

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. (Matthew 13:44 ESV)

Еще подобно Царство Небесное сокровищу, скрытому на поле, которое, найдя, человек утаил, и от радости о нем идет и продает всё, что имеет, и покупает поле то. (Матфея 13:44 Russian)

Almighty God, our dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you Lord, for the amazing gift of life in or presence on this new day. Bless with the comfort of your Spirit to all children of faith in Christ Jesus as Lord and especially those who are suffering in nations where they are viewed as outcasts even among their own family and friends. Open our minds so that we will recognize the incomparable value of the treasure of truth that brings eternal life to all who trust and obey Christ. Drown out the negative attitudes and influence that many people have toward your message of grace and mercy. We pray fervently in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister
http://www.cedarkeychurchofchrist.com/

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