This Sunday the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the long-debated government takeover of the American health care system. We urge you to pray like you have never prayed before. We urge you, too, to talk to your pastor about joining with churches across America who will be uniting in prayer during their morning services this Sunday to pray about this all-important vote. And we urge you to do all you can to mobilize your praying friends to cry out to God between now and when the vote is taken -- as the Lord would lead you.
FRC and our allies and supporters have labored for the past year to educate Americans about the evils of this bill and the threat it poses to all of us, but especially the unborn. If passed, it will lead to the largest expansion of elective abortion in the history of our nation, and will require taxpayers to fund abortion for the first time in 35 years. Polls show that a majority of Americans oppose it, and that an even greater number (71%) oppose taxpayer funding of abortion. The vote will be very close, and no one will know the outcome for certain until the vote is taken, except God. It is to Him we must appeal.
We have previously made biblically based resources available to pastors and churches. You may wish to forward this letter to your pastor, who may not be on our pastors' list. He may wish to use them this Sunday:
Click here for an updated Sermon Starter entitled: The Wrong Prescription for America. If he wishes, your pastor can download it, copy the text, paste it into word processing software, edit as he sees fit and use it in his sermon!
Click here for a Bulletin Insert which contains a brief description of the fiscal, ethical, and moral problems with the bill and a call to action. Download the Bulletin Insert, print it out, copy it double-sided, and cut it down the middle. The half-sheet copies can be used in your church bulletin or as a stand-alone flier.
It may be too late to reach your Senators and Representative, but you can pray. As salt and light, we the church must influence this critical debate (Matt. 5:13-16). Visit www.FRCAction.org/healthcare for the latest information.
And please forward this message to your pastor friends. We have made a tremendous impact in slowing this unholy juggernaut that will fund abortions, but now is not the time we must not let up. It is absolutely imperative that we prevail in prayer during the few hours we still have to do so.
Nancy Pelosi claims to be praying to St Joseph and Nuns have told her they pray for this most evil agenda of our lifetime. Pelosi should have been ex-communicated when she defended Obama's stand on abortion, claiming the Catholic Church could not decide when life begins.
Psalm 85:7 - “Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.”
You may have joined a church, but have you thrown yourself on the mercy of the court? Have you said, “Lord God, be merciful to me, a sinner”? (Luke 18:13)
For the last few years of his life, I was a dedicated listener of Adrian Rogers' Gospel Lectures. There are few Pastors these days that are unafraid of calling a spade a spade as did Adrian. He was real quick to point out how we are deceived by today's evangelists and living in a fog as to the meaning of being a Christian.
This is one of Adrian Rogers anecdotes on mercy I had to share with you.
There’s a story about a lady who went to a photographer to have her picture made. When she saw it, she didn’t like it. So she took it back and told the photographer, “You’ll have to take this over.” He asked, “What’s wrong with it?” She said, “It doesn’t do me justice.” He looked at it and looked at her and said, “Lady, you don’t need justice; what you need is mercy.” God is just, but we need mercy. If you have never come to the place where you have seen yourself as a lost sinner before Almighty God and cried out to Him for mercy, then you’ve never been saved.
A little boy had a jigsaw puzzle that had a map of the world on one side and a picture of a man on the other. His mother asked him to try to work it, and before long he had put the puzzle together. The mother was surprised to find that the little fellow knew so much about geography. “How on earth did you do that?” she asked. “Oh,” he said, “I worked the other side first. When I got the man right, the world was right.” How true that is! We will never fix this world until we get the man right — the Man Jesus Christ, that is.
Are things in your world confusing you these days? Turn to Jesus and trust Him to make sense of what you don’t understand.
Psalm 139:23 - “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.”
"Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go." Joshua 1:7-8
In Joshua 1:7-8, God gives us some key principles that we can apply in making the transition from our situation to our destinations. The first thing God warns His people of is the danger of becoming distracted. He warns them not to take their focus off of His Word and become distracted by what's going on around them. You will generally encounter distractions when you are getting close to achieving something that will take you to the next level in your life.
Distractions are designed to take your focus off of your future and cause you to become fixated and stuck in your present situation. Some of the most dangerous distractions are those that don't make much noise but creep in while we're at ease. The apparent ease that we enjoy often causes us to forget about the work that still must be done in order for God's promises to manifest in our lives. A season of calm can cause the most diligent of us to become slack in the very thing that got us headed in the right direction. The enemy knows we pray more fervently and are more diligent in our efforts to be delivered, when we're in trouble then when we're at ease. Therefore, he allows a season of "trouble free living", hoping that we will take our focus off of destroying his work, slowing being lulled asleep. Once at ease, we don't discern his activity in our lives and slowly find ourselves struggling with the same things we once overcame. Remember, nothing is truly free unless it comes from God. There is always a cost - even to what appears to be peace.
Often, when we are at ease we allow God to slip into the background of our lives and we slowly drift away from His purpose and plan for our lives. If the truth were told, that is the reason many of us are in the situations we're in now. This is why we must stay focused on where we are going and what we are trying to accomplish.
Distractions also feed of our doubts and fears. When Peter began to walk on the water, he did not sink because he couldn't finish what he began to do. He sank because he became distracted and fearful of what was going on around him. As he stepped out and did the impossible, the bible says that the storm around him became more fierce. This is a primary mode of operation of the enemy. If he can't stop you then he will try to distract you. You must be determined to finish what you've begun and be ready to face the certain distractions that will arise.
Your success will be found in your ability to keep your focus on what is ahead of you and not be distracted by what is going on around you. Distractions are not always giants or storm, but can also be found a season of apparent ease. The most dangerous enemy one can face, is an enemy that has not been detected. The Bible promises, "He will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Him, because he trusts in Him" (Isaiah 26:3, NKJV).
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