December 2017 Global Prayer Agenda

    Category One Prayer for North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe Scripture Reading: Psalm 67: 1 - 7 The United States of America Prayer For Revival in the Church Across America Born Again Christians Continue Declining, Only Minority Believe They Must Share the Gospel: Survey The percentage of born-again Christians in America continues … [Read more...]

The Gospel for the Gentiles and for Prayer

  By Rev. William Ilnisky Scripture: Luke 1:5-17 Reflect, with us,  on the Day's Reading It is clear that Luke wrote mainly for the Gentiles. Theophilus was a Gentile, as was Luke, and there is nothing in his gospel that a Gentile could not grasp, and understand. Luke begins his dateline from the reigning Roman emperor and the current Roman governor. Unlike … [Read more...]

The Approaching End

  By Rev. William Ilnisky Scripture:  1 Peter 4:7 Reflection with us on this Scripture    Here is a note that is struck consistently all through the New Testament.  It is the summons of Paul that it is time to wake out of sleep, for the night is far spent and the day is at hand (Romans 13:12).  "The Lord is at hand," he writes to the Philippians (Philippians … [Read more...]

Two Precious Names for God

  By Rev. William Ilnisky Scripture:  1 PETER 18-25 Reflection on Scripture of the Day  In the last verse of this chapter we come upon two of the great names for God-the "Shepherd and Bishop of our souls" -as the Authorized Version states it.  (1) God is the Shepherd of the souls of men.  The Greek word is poimen and shepherd is one of the … [Read more...]

Reasons for Right Living

  By Rev.  William Ilnisky  Scripture of the Day: 1 PETER 2:11-12 The basic commandment in this passage is that Christians should abstain from fleshly desires. It is of the greatest importance that we should see what Peter means by this. In modern usage, the phrases "sins of the flesh and fleshly desires" have become considerably narrowed in meaning. For us, they … [Read more...]

October 2017 Global Prayer Agenda

  Prayer for North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe Scripture Reading: Psalm 67: 1 - 7 The United States of America Prayer For Revival in the Church Across America 59 Percent of Millennials Raised in a Church Have dropped Out—And They’re Trying to Tell Us Why According to a recent study (and many others like it) church attendance and impressions of … [Read more...]

The Secret of Endurance

  By Rev. William Ilnisky Scripture of the Day : 1 PETER 1:6-7 Reflection  Peter comes to the actual situation in life in which his readers found themselves. Their Christianity had always made them unpopular, but now they were facing almost certain persecution. Soon the storm was going to break and life was going to be agonizing. In the face of that threatening … [Read more...]

Waiting for the Coming of the Lord

  By Rev. William Ilnisky Scripture of the Day: JAMES 5:7-9 Reflection on the Scripture of the Day The early church lived in expectation of the immediate Second Coming of Jesus. James exhorts his people to wait with patience for the few years which remained. The Greek word translated "be patient" basically means "be long-suffering." Long-suffering is a fruit of the … [Read more...]

The Law of Liberty and the Life of Mercy

  Scripture: JAMES 2:12-13  Reflection on the Scripture of the Day As he comes to the end of this section, James reminds his readers of two great facts of the Christian life. (1) The Believer lives under the law of liberty, and it is by the law of liberty he will be judged. What he means is, unlike the Pharisee and the orthodox Jew, the Believer is not a man whose … [Read more...]

August 2017 Global Prayer Agenda

       Category One Prayer for North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe Scripture Reading: Psalm 46: 1 – 11. The United States of America Prayer For Revival in the Church Across America 59 Percent of Millennials Raised in a Church Have Dropped Out—And They’re Trying to Tell Us Why According to a recent study (and many others like it) church attendance … [Read more...]

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