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Thoughts for the Day – April 1, 2020

April 1st, 2020 | Posted by John Klassen in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Thoughts for the Day – April 1, 2020)

A few years ago this was a very popular prayer, I was thinking we should once again look at some of the words of this prayer and that maybe, just maybe we should all be praying this prayer once again.

Prayer of Jabez 

1 Chronicles 4:9-10,

“Jabez was more honourable than his brothers. 

Because of his good relationship with God, Jabez was described as honourable; in fact, “more honourable than his brothers.” 

1 Chronicles 4:10. reads:

“Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.”

 “That you would bless me”: Jabez knew that the God he believed in is the source of all blessings. 

“And enlarge my territory”: Territory here does not really mean physical land. Jabez is more concerned about making an impact for the Kingdom of God. 

“Let your hand be with me”: Jabez recognized his own limits as a man. Because of that, he knew he needed God’s help. 

“Keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain”: In this line, Jabez makes a reference to his own name. The Hebrew word for Jabez means “he causes pain.” With this, he renounced the awful meaning of his own name. He asked God to free him from harm so that pain may not befall him.

We see in the next part of the verse that “God granted what he asked.” God was honoured in the prayer of Jabez. He asked the right things from God. He also had the right attitude when he prayed.

For us to pray as Jabez did, we must first recognize who God is in our lives. Do we know that He alone is the source of all blessings? Do we recognize that God can give us the appropriate blessings if we ask Him for them?

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New weekly update – Sharing, Receiving and Giving

March 20th, 2020 | Posted by John Klassen in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on New weekly update – Sharing, Receiving and Giving)

Hello church family!

Hope everyone is learning and adjusting to the new circumstances we are experiencing in our communities and in our homes due to this virus.  As you probably already know, regular scheduled functions at the church are cancelled in respect of the guidelines given to us by the province.  Even though we cannot regularly meet as we are in the habit of doing, yet because of Christ, our church body can stay connected when we continue to Share, Receive and Give. There are many ways you can stay connected with your church through SharingReceiving and Giving
                   
One way of Sharing is by sharing your prayer requests and praise items via phone or e-mail. Call or email Pastor Ron or your church elders by calling 403-788-2204 or emailing mirroralliancechurch@gmail.com. Your message will be sent and received promptly and with your consent, we will share prayer requests weekly with our church family.

One way of Receiving, is by checking your inbox for a link to a video.  Pastor Ron will be bringing an encouraging message from God’s Word in the form of a video. Pick a time in your day when you can sit down, grab your Bible, and participate in watching an encouraging pre-recorded message from God’s Word. It will also be posted on this site (Click on the “Sermons” tab).

One way of Giving is to continue to tithe and give offerings.  Options for ways to do this are: 1.  mail to the church address below  2.  e-transfer to macdonation@cciwireless.ca or 3.  meet with a church elder on a designated day.

Be prepared to see emails as well as other forms of communication more often, as we endeavor to keep connected until we are able to meet in large groups at the church again.  

Respectfully, 
Your Elder Board and Pastor Ron Wurtz

Mirror Alliance Church
PO Box 31
Mirror, AB  T0B-3C0
mirroralliancechurch@gmail.com
403-788-2204 (church)