Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of His Servant?


This year I would like to encourage our English congregation to PLAN well and often (weekly) our quiet time.  The planning should be done on Sunday evening or Monday morning.  The following three means of grace are recommended: memorization, prayer, and study/meditation.

1) The plan is to memorize one verse per week.

The verse of the week will be posted on this website (to the right), and it will also be printed on the Sunday bulletin.  The first verse is from Joshua 1:9.

2) The plan is to pray daily for the Church around the globe.  The information for our daily prayer can be found at Global Prayer Digest: http://www.global-prayer-digest.org/.

3) For personal study we are planning to study and meditate on What Jesus Demands from the World.

This can be done in two ways.  One can read the gospels and jot down Jesus’ demands, and then meditate on them.  Or – one can study and meditate on John Piper’s book: What Jesus Demands from the World.  The book can be found in electronic format at the following link:  http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/OnlineBooks/ByTitle/1822_What_Jesus_Demands_from_the_World.

I strongly encourage the congregation to participate in this quiet time project prayerfully and joyfully.  It is for our growth, for God’s glory, and for our JOY.

May God bless our planning and give us the grace to persevere on the path of obedience.

P.S. Let’s not forget that Jesus demands from us to LOVE Him and to love God “with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” So help us God.

Please note that I have included on the previous post the clip about LOVE (as mentioned in the last message) from Fiddler on the Roof.

Pastor Cristian

2 responses

  1. Daniel Berry

    Hi Pastor Rata,

    Thanks for the encouragement to use all our being, not just our emotions, to worship and honour and serve the Lord.

    Where is the verse of the week?


    February 2, 2008 at 8:39 am

  2. Dan – the verse of the week is under EVEDYAHU at the top…and also on the right side under Verse of the Week :):) Thanks for the comment. See you tomorrow brother.

    February 2, 2008 at 8:51 am

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