Are you ruled by fear? God’s Word promises us that He has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power. Check out this devotional where Gloria Scholten shares how the power of God’s presence changed her perspective on fear forever.
We’re very excited to partner with Go Mobile For Life for our Christmas outreach this year! Go Mobile For Life is a pro-life ministry that offers free ultrasounds to women considering an abortion. Why is this important? We set out to find a story that answered this very question and we didn’t have to look far.
A Case For Life
Statistically, 8 out of 10 women seeking an abortion will choose life after seeing an ultrasound. That’s why we love what Go Mobile For Life is doing and we encourage you to support this ministry.
Click here to download the info packet to learn more about how you can help women choose life. Once you determine which option works best for you and your family, you can Download The Donation Form and you can turn them into the church office or drop them off at the Connection Center on Sunday mornings!
Did you know that a pint of blood could save up to three lives? By donating blood, you are helping to contribute to the ready supply of blood that saves countless lives. Many blood recipients would not have survived the medical trauma they endured without the extra life-sustaining blood they received.
Student Ministries Pastor, Kyle Curry, says this about Youth Group: “It’s not about an experience; it’s about a relationship. But through your relationship with God, you experience Him. Come to Youth Group to deal with real life issues and be challenged in your walk with God.” What sort of impact is the bi-weekly meeting having on teens? Does it really help build long-lasting friendships? Are the sermons relevant? Check out what three high school guys have to say about Reliance Church’s Youth Group. In the following interview, Christian Spence (age 15), Marshall Ott (16), and Trevor Vanderburg (16) open up about their experiences at Youth Group and share why they keep coming back.
“Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.” -Corrie ten Boom
10. Pray habitually. Pray at the same time every day so that your time of conversation with the Lord becomes engrained in your daily routine.
9. Pray specifically. Rather than spouting off overly generalized prayers such as, “Lord, please heal the sick,” specify exactly who and what you are praying for. For instance, you might pray that God would eradicate the lymphoma your work colleague was recently diagnosed with.
8. Pray thankfully. Are you tempted to spend most of your prayer time voicing an endless stream of complaints about the problems in your life? Make it a point to silence your grumbling; instead identifying the aspects of your life you are thankful for. Embrace a grateful attitude for the blessings He has given you.
7. Pray audibly. When in the appropriate environment, praying aloud can drastically eliminate the distractions that appropriate your mind, enabling you to concentrate entirely on your time with God.
6. Pray in writing. Recording your prayers in a journal allows you to tangibly track your prayer requests and the manner in which God has answered them.
5. Pray collectively. Joining in unified prayer with other believers can be incredibly powerful. Furthermore, if your group opts to meet regularly, your prayer life gains an avenue of accountability.
4. Pray in repentance. The Lord is a forgiving God who loves unconditionally. Repent from sin, which separates you from Him. Seek the redemption of Jesus and realign yourself with God’s will.
3. Pray quietly. Be still and know that He is God. Pursue moments of silence before the Lord, listening intently to what He may say.
2. Pray honestly. Whether or not you voice them, God already knows all your struggles, temptations, doubts, and insecurities. Be authentic. Open your heart to the One who made you.
1. Pray humbly. Before the King of Kings and the Ancient of Days, acknowledge His supremacy. Renounce your pride. Kneel before the Creator of the universe and recognize your smallness.