Transformation by your Spirit

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV)

Ми ж відкритим обличчям, як у дзеркало, дивимося всі на славу Господню, і зміняємося в той же образ від слави на славу, як від Духа Господнього. (2 коринтян 3:18 Ukrainian)

O LORD my God, thank you dear Father in heaven for this new day and the awareness that you love your creation. Help all your people of faith to be humble and wise enough to receive transformation by your Spirit into the image of your Son – one step at a time as we study and obey your Scriptures. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church

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Arrogant false sense of who we are

Thus says the Lord:“Heaven is my throne,and the earth is my footstool;what is the house that you would build for me,and what is the place of my rest?All these things my hand has made,and so all these things came to be,declares the Lord.But this is the one to whom I will look:he who is humble and contrite in spiritand trembles at my word. (Isaiah 66:1-2 ESV)

Так говорит Господь: небо–престол Мой, а земля–подножие ног Моих; где же построите вы дом для Меня, и где место покоя Моего? Ибо все это соделала рука Моя, и все сие было, говорит Господь. А вот на кого Я призрю: на смиренного и сокрушенного духом и на трепещущего пред словом Моим. (Исаия 66:1-2 Russian)

O LORD our God ~ thank you for the invigorating gift of life that flows through our veins and the faith tucked away in the deepest recesses of our heart of hearts. We give you the highest praise for you are great and awesome beyond all human understanding. Give us courage and wisdom as we read and discover your will for our lives in this age of the glorious Church which Christ bought with his own blood. Strike us to the ground if we become puffed up with an arrogant false sense of who we are as creatures in need of your constant guidance. In the precious name of our Lord Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church

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The way people see us every day

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. (2 Corinthians 13:11 ESV)

Впрочем, братия, радуйтесь, усовершайтесь, утешайтесь, будьте единомысленны, мирны, –и Бог любви и мира будет с вами. (2 Коринфянам 13:11 Russian)

Most holy and righteous God, our dear Heavenly Father ~ hear the prayers of all people of faith on this new day. Grant us an inner sense of your love, joy and peace on this day. Help us to make this the way people see us every day. Give us the wisdom of Christ so that we will be as quick to offer a kind word as we are quick to answer harshly when challenged. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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As we exhaust ourselves

Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer;you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’If you take away the yoke from your midst,the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted,then shall your light rise in the darknessand your gloom be as the noonday. (Isaiah 58:9-10 ESV)

Тогда ты воззовешь, и Господь услышит; возопиешь, и Он скажет: ‘вот Я!’ Когда ты удалишь из среды твоей ярмо, перестанешь поднимать перст и говорить оскорбительное, и отдашь голодному душу твою и напитаешь душу страдальца: тогда свет твой взойдет во тьме, и мрак твой [будет] как полдень; (Исаия 58:9-10 Russian)

O LORD my God, thank you for this new day that arrives with blessings to delight the mind and body of those who trust in your steadfast love that endures to all generations. Cleanse our minds as we trust in your beloved Son – our strong deliverer who helps us to walk and talk according to the teaching and perfect example and pattern for our lives. Give us renewed strength as we exhaust ourselves in paying attention to the needy and afflicted among our neighbors. Make the deeds of your saints become a blazing light to draw souls to Christ as Lord. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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The heavy weight of sin

But he was pierced for our transgressions;he was crushed for our iniquities;upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,and with his wounds, we are healed.All we like sheep have gone astray;we have turned—every one—to his own way;and the Lord has laid on himthe iniquity of us all.(Isaiah 53:5-6 ESV)

А Він був ранений за наші гріхи, за наші провини Він мучений був, кара на Ньому була за наш мир, Його ж ранами нас уздоровлено! Усі ми блудили, немов ті овечки, розпорошились кожен на власну дорогу, і на Нього Господь поклав гріх усіх нас! (Ісая 53:5-6 Ukrainian)

O Lord our God ~ we give wholehearted thanks for your very being available to your creatures made in your image. Dear Father – please never turn off the showers of your generous love for all people. You remember us when we fall down under the heavy weight of sin and the shame that accompanies it. Forgive our foolish ways as we continue to trust in the shed blood of your beloved Son. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Our spiritual condition

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. (2 Timothy 3:1-5 NIV)

Знай же, что в последние дни наступят времена тяжкие. Ибо люди будут самолюбивы, сребролюбивы, горды, надменны, злоречивы, родителям непокорны, неблагодарны, нечестивы, недружелюбны, непримирительны, клеветники, невоздержны, жестоки, не любящие добра, предатели, наглы, напыщенны, более сластолюбивы, нежели боголюбивы, имеющие вид благочестия, силы же его отрекшиеся. Таковых удаляйся. (2 Тимофею 3:1-5 Russian)

O LORD my God ~ thank you for allowing us to see the spectacular dawning of another new day. Hear our prayers as we come to you as infants not always knowing what should be our most urgent request. You know our hearts and our spiritual condition as well as the cries of those in despair over what they believe is the imminent threat of death. Help us not to spend anytime time languishing in self-pity regarding the prevalent evil surrounding us each day. Lord, help us to be prepared in mind and body to live as if this is the day we will meet Christ in person as we long to see him face to face. Give us wisdom to recognize evil influence when it appears so we will be prepared to warn our loved ones to choose a better way. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Empower with energy and wisdom

For it is written,“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,and every tongue shall confess to God.”So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. (Romans 14:11-12 ESV)

Бо написано: Я живу, каже Господь, і схилиться кожне коліно передо Мною, і визнає Бога кожен язик! Тому кожен із нас сам за себе дасть відповідь Богові. (До римлян 14:11-12 Ukrainian)

O LORD our God ~ thank you dear Father in heaven for always being awake and attentive to our prayers. We confess that we often do not know what to ask for, but we do want you to know that we feel loved by you and we love you with all our heart. By your awesome power you created everything that exists! Have mercy upon us as we continue to struggle to be more like your Son in the way we walk and talk each day. Please forgive us for failing to magnify Christ in our daily mundane affairs. Empower all faithful Christians with energy and wisdom so that our humble deeds will glorify Christ as Lord. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Tremendous advantage

And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers. (1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV)

Тому то й ми дякуємо Богові безперестанку, що, прийнявши почуте від нас Слово Боже, прийняли ви не як слово людське, але як правдиво то є Слово Боже, що й діє в вас, віруючих. (1 солунян 2:13 Ukrainian)

Por lo cual también nosotros damos gracias a Dios sin cesar, porque cuando recibisteis la palabra de Dios que oísteis de nosotros, la recibisteis no como palabra de hombres, sino según es en verdad, la palabra de Dios, la cual actúa en vosotros los creyentes. (1 Tesalonicenses 2:13 RVR1995 Spanish)

O LORD my God ~ listen to the heartfelt prayers of your children of faith on this new day. Your Spirit inspired Scriptures are too wonderful for description! Help believing parents and grandparents to love their offspring enough to teach them by personal example the tremendous advantage they will have in this life by reading and living according to your precious word which never fails. Bless those who make personal sacrifices in order to teach and preach your word of salvation to those lost in sin around the world. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Our immortal soul longs for eternity

A voice says, “Cry!”And I said, “What shall I cry?”All flesh is grass,and all its beauty is like the flower of the field.The grass withers, the flower fadeswhen the breath of the Lord blows on it;surely the people are grass.The grass withers, the flower fades,but the word of our God will stand forever. (Isaiah 40:6-8 ESV)

Голос говорит: возвещай! И сказал: что мне возвещать? Всякая плоть–трава, и вся красота ее–как цвет полевой. Засыхает трава, увядает цвет, когда дунет на него дуновение Господа: так и народ–трава. Трава засыхает, цвет увядает, а слово Бога нашего пребудет вечно. (Исаия 40:6-8 Russian)

Dear Heavenly Father ~ hear the prayers of your children O Lord our God. Help us on a new day to always think before speaking up for Jesus Christ so that we do not say more or less than your inspired word authorizes. Give us more of the perfect wisdom of Christ so that we will more fully appreciate the timelessness of your sacred Scriptures that have been handed down to our generation by many faithful servants. Your word teaches us that even as the flower of human life fades away, our immortal soul longs to spend eternity in your august presence. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church

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Renewed sense of holiness

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. (1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ESV)

Разве не знаете, что вы храм Божий, и Дух Божий живет в вас? Если кто разорит храм Божий, того покарает Бог: ибо храм Божий свят; а этот храм –вы. (1 Коринфянам 3:16-17 Russian)

O LORD our God, hear the prayers of your children of faith on this new day. Accept our highest praise as we consider the splendor and majesty of all your visible and invisible works throughout the entire creation. Bless all faithful Christians who make up the your temple, the church that was purchased by the shed blood of your beloved Son. Remove any dangerous doctrines that are destined to destroy the powerful influence of the gospel in spreading the borders of the kingdom of Christ. May the indwelling influence of your Spirit bring about renewed sense of holiness among those who trust and obey the doctrine of Christ. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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In all matters of faith

And the Lord said:“Because this people draw near with their mouthand honor me with their lips,while their hearts are far from me,and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men, (Isaiah 29:13 ESV)

Затова Господ казва: Понеже тия люде се проближават при Мене с устата си, И Ме почитат с устните си, Но са отстранили сърцето си далеч от Мене, И благоволението им към Мене По човешки поучения изучени папагалски, (Исаия 29:13 Bulgarian)

O Lord my God in whom we trust for daily needs and shelter, peace, and comfort on our journey to be at your side in our eternal home. Dear Father in heaven – please grant us more of the pure wisdom of Christ so that the thoughts and intents of our hearts will come up to you and be heard and acceptable by your merciful and gracious heart. Strangle the throats of those who flood the world with false ideas regarding spiritual matters that only make sense in a very limited human fashion of worldly success. Help us, Lord, to rely upon your Spirit inspired Scriptures in all matters of faith rather than any and all traditions of humanity. Restore delightful joy for the reading of the Bible among all people. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Priceless value of the Scriptures

In the path of your judgments,O Lord, we wait for you;your name and remembranceare the desire of our soul.My soul yearns for you in the night;my spirit within me earnestly seeks you.For when your judgments are in the earth,the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. (Isaiah 26:8-9 ESV)

І на дорозі судів Твоїх, Господи, маємо надію на Тебе: За Ймення Твоє та за пам’ять Твою пожадання моєї душі, за Тобою душа моя тужить вночі, також дух мій в мені спозаранку шукає Тебе, бо коли на землі Твої суди, то мешканці світу навчаються правди! (Ісая 26:8-9 Ukrainian)

Most wise and merciful Father in heaven ~ thank you, dear Lord, for granting us peace from your Son on this new day. Fill our hearts with gratitude and mercy as we consider the priceless value of the Scriptures that are available to millions of people living on earth today. Grant us wisdom as we read and discuss your word so that others may come to have the same faith in Christ as other faithful Christians in many nations. Keep us humble when presenting the wonderful words of life. Help us to do more to teach your righteousness to those in darkness as we first submit more fully to the commands and examples of our blessed Lord and King. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Strong resolution to make right choices

For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:9-11 ESV)

потому что Бог определил нас не на гнев, но к получению спасения через Господа нашего Иисуса Христа, умершего за нас, чтобы мы, бодрствуем ли, или спим, жили вместе с Ним. Посему увещавайте друг друга и назидайте один другого, как вы и делаете. (1-е Фессалоникийцам 5:9-11 Russian)

Dear Heavenly Father, our Lord God Almighty ~ hear the prayers of your children of faith on this new day. Give us a strong resolution to make the right choices as we travel through this life with all its obstacles. Help us to have compassion for our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world so that we might be an encouragement to those who are being persecuted by forces loyal to the Devil. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Available to millions

Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit.The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. (Isaiah 11:1-2 NASB)

вийде Пагінчик із пня Єссеєвого, і Галузка дасть плід із коріння його. І спочине на Нім Дух Господній, дух мудрости й розуму, дух поради й лицарства, дух пізнання та страху Господнього. (Ісая 11:1-2 Ukrainian)

Most holy and righteous Heavenly Father ~ thank you, dear Lord, for the power of your message that is available to millions of people in this world today. Open the hearts of everyone who hears your message of grace that is intended for all people. Give those who hear the precious Spirit inspired word the wisdom and courage to act with haste to trust and obey Jesus as Lord. While time remains, help all faithful Christians to assume responsibility to maximize the spiritual gifts you shower upon the Church. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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In a way that we can learn

And he said, “Go, and say to this people: “‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy,and blind their eyes;lest they see with their eyes,and hear with their ears,and understand with their hearts,and turn and be healed.” (Isaiah 6:9-10 ESV)

И сказал Он: пойди и скажи этому народу: слухом услышите–и не уразумеете, и очами смотреть будете–и не увидите. Ибо огрубело сердце народа сего, и ушами с трудом слышат, и очи свои сомкнули, да не узрят очами, и не услышат ушами, и не уразумеют сердцем, и не обратятся, чтобы Я исцелил их. (Исаия 6:9-10 Russian)

Dear Father in heaven ~ thank you, Lord God Almighty, for revealing yourself by the written word to all humanity in a way that we can learn what you expect from creatures made in your image. Help every person who hears the message of the Gospel to make the right moral choice by choosing to wholeheartedly follow the teachings and examples of Christ Jesus. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church

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