Thoughts from Bro. Jeff

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We invite you to visit with us to Worship our Great Awesome God!
He is Good, and Worthy to be Praised!

Questions we should Ask God in Prayer daily.

1.  Who am I ? Identity
When God assigned to Moses the task of going back to Egypt and telling Pharaoh to set the Hebrew slaves free, Moses asked, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11

2.  What if ? Intercession
When God revealed to Abraham His plans to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, the patriarch posed a series of questions. “What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it?” (Genesis 38:24). He kept asking “what if?” until God answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it” (Genesis 38:32). Abraham’s questions didn’t save those cities but they do seem to reveal that God enjoys the “what if” questions.

3.  How long?
One of the most frequent Bible questions is “How long?” The Psalms alone repeat the question 15 times. “How long will you hide your face from me?” (Psalm 13:1). “How long will my enemy triumph over me?” (Psalm 13:2). “How long must your servant wait?” (Psalm 119:84).

4.  What can I offer?
The beautiful Psalm 116 contains the question, “What can I offer the Lord for all he has done for me?” (Psalm 116:12). It is a fine question to ask any time. “What can I offer?” I see a need in my community; “God, what can I offer?”

5.  What must I do?
When an earthquake opened the doors of the Phillipan jail in which Paul and Silas had been imprisoned, the jailer was shocked to learn that no one had escaped, and thus his life and livelihood had been preserved. The discovery prompted him to ask, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” Then followed their famous answer, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household” (Acts 16:30-31,

It is a great question to ask in prayer, any time. “Lord, what must I do?” “What are you saying to me?” “Where are you pointing me?” “What will bring about deliverance and freedom in this situation?”


In Christ,
Bro Jeff and Pam