Following Tony Simon’s sudden and tragic death in Erbil in May, please read the tribute and view the short Youtube film remembering his remarkable life. Let us all be encouraged to make a difference for the Lord and spend our lives faithfully in His service, just as Tony did..
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Relativism affects not only morality but also many other aspects of our society including art. This five-minute Youtube film exposes how modern art promotes mediocrity and banality in the name of freedom of expression. Relativism produces ugliness as well as wickedness, and a whole lot more as well!
6:31 Refreshment Ministries seeks to serve the Lord Jesus by ministering to His ministers. Training and establishing new ministers is of limited value if we don’t take care of them when they are serving the church, serving their Lord.
As Jesus travelled down to Jerusalem the people were singing and shouting
“Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, Hosana in the highest” The Pharisee’s tried to stop them, but they went on singing, and even if stopped on earth they will continue to praise Him in heaven.
As the Pharisee’s complained, Jesus told them that if the people were to stop, the very stones would cry out.
Is prayer a gift granted to some Christians, but not others?
Is prayer answered on the basis of our good performance, or God’s good grace?
Is prayer for those who have earned a hearing with God, or for those who know they will never earn anything from God, least of all answers to our prayers?
Is prayer something we need to ration and limit because God might run out of patience with our requests, or run out of resources to answer us?
Is prayer to be offered up hesitatingly and doubtfully, wondering if we will be heard, or confidently and with assurance in Christ’s name, knowing that He will answer?
Let Leith Samuel answer these questions in the word of his hymn:
Mercy in our time of failure,
grace to help in time of need:
this sure promise of our Saviour
is a word that we may plead.
He has passed into the heavens,
He is seated on the throne,
ever for us interceding,
always caring for His own.
There is none He will not welcome,
no request He cannot meet;
let us not be slow to ask Him,
lay our burdens at His feet.
We can never come too often,
never with a need too great,
never with a prayer too simple;
only fear to come too late!
Daily on our pilgrim journey
praise Him for His matchless grace,
live for His immortal glory
till in heaven we see His face.
c Mrs E Samuel
Grace Baptist Church Scotland
Dear friends, I am writing to thank you so much for your ongoing support of Grace Baptist Partnership in Scotland. Over the last 5 years, we have seen the Lord provide for us incredibly. There were many who thought our work was impossible to sustain financially. God has provided – and that, through you. Our work is moving forward with many encouragements.
This day centre for the support of needy children was founded by Brazilian missionary Delci Santos in the early 1990’s. With the help of Alfredo Banzima the national president, they cater for over 350 children, feeding them, giving them medical care, teaching them basic skills, and most of all sharing God’s Word with them on a daily basis.
Recently, my friend and colleague here at TGCR, Tony Flanders, led us in a series of three Bible Studies entitled “The Art of Encouragement.” His words of sound Biblical counsel and exhortation were a great blessing to the church. You can listen to the messages on Sermonaudio, and you will find a summary of his points on our Text Messages page. May the Lord fill our churches with much-needed “Sons of Encouragement”. Pastor Oliver.