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Three Different Styles of Prayer

Learning How to Trust in GodIn reading the bible, you will find several different types of prayers. The importance in our prayer life is to know what type of prayer to pray and when to pray it. Three different types of prayer are supplication, intercession, and praise and thanksgiving.

Supplication means to petition. To ask for something humbly, earnest entreaty, or request. As stated in Eph 6:18, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints”. NKJV Elijah and Solomon were men of prayer. We see in James 5:17-18 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. Full Story

 

MSBCOC Spotlight

Why is church attendance/going to church important?Why is church attendance/going to church important? - The Bible tells us we need to attend church so we can worship God with other believers and be taught His Word for our spiritual growth. The early church “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42). We should follow that example of devotion-and to the same things. Back then, they had no designated church building, but “every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts” (Acts 2:46). Wherever the meeting takes place, believers thrive on fellowship with other believers and the teaching of God’s Word. Full Story

 

Remembrance
Rev. Clementa Pinckney - Rev. Clementa PinckneyCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Clementa Pinckney, among those killed in the Charleston South Carolina church where he was the beloved pastor and was also a state senator lauded Thursday as “the best of the 46 of us in this chamber” as colleagues gathered in tribute near his black-draped desk in the state Capitol. A 19-year state legislator, Pinckney was among nine victims of a shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC one of the country’s oldest black churches. He was 41. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and two children, Eliana and Malana. Full Story

 

Bible Study
Living With Guilt - Living With GuiltDo different sins carry different consequences? Well, that depends on how we look at it. From a spiritual perspective the answer is no. The Bible tells us that all sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:1-2). Though man distinguishes between “big sins” and “little sins,” the New Testament does not. James writes, “For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. For He who said, ‘Do not commit adultery,’ also said, ‘Do not murder.’ Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.” (James 2:10-11). James is not saying that the murderer is also guilty of adultery, rather, that one stands before God as either forgiven or condemned. In our courts, if someone is convicted of stealing he cannot successfully argue, “I should be set free because I have never murdered, committed arson, or assaulted anyone.” We stand before the judge as either innocent or a violator of the law. Violating even one law, though we keep the rest, makes us guilty. Full Story

 

Health & Wellness
What can you do for yourself to help Acid reflux disease?What can you do for yourself to help Acid reflux disease? - Commonly called ‘heart burn’, acid reflux disease is a condition in which the liquid content of the stomach regurgitates (backs up, or refluxes) into the esophagus. It’s annoying and painful. But you want to know the truth, the reflux of the stomach’s liquid contents into the esophagus occurs in most normal individuals. However, when heartburn becomes acid reflux disease or Gastro esophageal reflux disease, commonly referred to as GERD, it is s real problem. That is because with GERD, the acid is stronger and stays in the esophagus longer causing more discomfort. Full Story

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