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July 30, 2018

How to Cry Out to God - Matthew 14

The phone rings, and you answer. A sullen voice informs you of a tragedy. Your heart is so heavy that you feel as though you could die. What do you do?

Bad news, danger, and pain all cause us to look for help. As believers, we dwell with the almighty God, who is able to aid us. At those moments when we are sideswiped by life's circumstances, we should cry out to Him.

In the Bible, crying out refers to speaking audibly with great emotion concerning an urgent need. God invites us to use this form of prayer to communicate that we desperately need His mercy.

It takes both faith and humility to share our heart's concern aloud. Crying out, then, is a way for God's children to express trust in the Lord’s ability and willingness to help. By calling upon Him with such urgency, wealso lay down our pride and any attitude of self-sufficiency.

The Word of God assures us that our Father hears our cries and responds. In Psalm 3:4, for example, David wrote, "I was crying to the Lord with my voice, and He answered from His holy mountain." When we call aloud for help in Jesus' name, we invite His power into the situation. Remember that there is strength in just speaking His name.

When we cry out to God, He may remove the problem immediately, yet we often have to wait for His perfect timing. Harsh circumstances might even be allowed to remain for His good purposes. But we can always count on His comfort and presence, which enable us to live with joy and hope.

Upcoming Sermon Series
      Is it really what's inside that counts? If so, what's going on inside you? Worry? Doubt? Loneliness? Lust? Sometimes the internal struggles that no one else sees are the ones that blind us the most. We'll get the inside story on how God offers hope and strength for overcoming these battles in this series, The Sickness Within. This series will start August 12, 2018.

Last Week:
      We saw that membership is biblical, and that no one was left outside the church during the New Testament times. That was unheard of. We looked at 7 different essentials issues of membership.
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Next Week:
      Special Guest Speaker Missionary to France, Lance Auterson, will be with us.

Upcoming Events

August 5 - Missionary Lance Auterson will be with us

August 11 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM.
                    Work Day at church at 9 AM.

August 12 - Church Outside at the Caldwell's house, starts at 11 AM. Carry-in Fellowship Dinner following service. NO services at the church.

August 19 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM

August 26 - Lord Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship service

September 2 - Carry-in Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship service

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