Men’s Prayer Group — Elizabeth City, NC

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The Men’s Prayer Group meets every Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. at Grouper’s Restaurant in downtown Elizabeth City, NC located at 400 South Water Street. Men from several area churches and ministries gather to study the Bible and pray with and for one another.  All men are welcome to come.

Join us for Sunrise Prayer at the Waterfront.  Here is a view from the pier at Grouper’s.

Elizabeth City Waterfront MPG

Come by boat if you like:

Elizabeth City Harbor Boats MPG

The Desperation and Deceit of Planned Parenthood

Two things Jesus asserts: The devil is a liar and a murderer. This unbelievable letter from Planned Parenthood lies to promote murder. It also proves Shakespeare knew what he was talking about when he said:

“The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

An evil soul producing holy witness

Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,

A goodly apple rotten at the heart.”

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“But ’tis strange:

And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,

The instruments of darkness tell us truths,

Win us with honest trifles, to betray us

In deepest consequence.”

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He could have been writing with Planned Parenthood in mind. Attached is a recent “pastoral letter” advocating abortion. It is sick but shows the desperation of an organization that cannot exist without lies. Don’t be misled; Scripture and Christian teaching both prohibit abortion, and yes, God is present with all and offers forgiveness and grace. Christians are needed to pray, speak up and act on behalf of unborn children.

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Planned Parenthood has removed the letter from their site, but it can be read in this article:  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/02/planned-parenthood-letter-from-dedicated-pro-choice-clergy-has-a-message-about-the-bible-and-abortion/

 

“Where is the Joy?” by Dennis Dudley

Men’s Prayer Group—November 12, 2013

WHERE’S THE JOY?

John 15:11(10a)

While teaching on the vine and the branches, Jesus said,

“I have told you (if you obey my commands, you will remain in my love) so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”

 Christian Joy!

  • Enjoying our relationship with Christ (love = trust = joy)
  • A state of delight and well-being that results from knowing and serving God
  • A state of mind and an orientation of the heart that places Jesus Christ at the center of our life
  • A settled state of contentment, confidence and hope
  • A fruit of a right relationship with God
  • Is in direct proportion with our walk with the Lord
  • It transcends troubles, persecution, suffering, and even death
  • Looks beyond the present to our future salvation; to our sovereign God who works out all things for our ultimate good; and, is possible even in the midst of sorrow
  • From the Dictionary of Bible Themes, the church is to rejoice in the salvation brought about by Jesus Christ’s faithful life and death, and be the power of his resurrection.  Even in adversity, believers know the joy of Jesus Christ.

 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submitted to us in your name.”  He replied . . . “do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”  Luke 10:17,18,20

At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit . . . Luke 10:21

  • According to Matthew Henry, “ Jesus stirred up himself to rejoice; for, as thankful praise is the genuine language of holy joy . . .”

Jesus said, Rejoice in (the day you suffer the world’s ill will) and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven.”  Luke 6:22-23

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

 Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Pray for a full measure of the joy promised in God’s Word.  Call on the Holy Spirit to fill you with joy as Jesus was Give thanks and keep your joy in all circumstances.  Do not settle for just some joy but pray for exceedingly abundant joy for self and others

PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE by Dennis Dudley

Deliverance = to set free, to rescue from bondage or danger

Deliverance in the Bible = the acts of God whereby He rescues His people from peril

  • Deliverance from trouble or danger
  1. Enemies—see 1 Samuel 17:37; 2 Kings 20:6
  2. The hand of the wicked—see Psalm 18:16-19
  3. Oppressors—the exodus from Egypt
  • Deliverance from sin, death and judgment
  1. Present evil age—see Galatians 1:4
  2. The power of satan’s reign—see Colossians 1:13
  3. Eternal punishment for sin—see Romans 4:25
  4. The coming wrath—see 1 Thessalonians 1:10
  • Deliverance from trials of this life
  1. God is faithful . . . will provide a way for you to stand up under trouble—see 1 Corinthians 10:13
  2. His perfect will and timing—see James 1:2-4,12
  • Deliverance from evil spirits and desires
  1. God has armed us—see Ephesians 6:12-17
  2. Knowledge  of truth—see John 8:43-44
  3. Intercession—1 Timothy 2:1-4

 A Prayer for Deliverance

By Faith C from FaithWriters@www.faithwriters.com

Lord God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I bring you ___ who has a need of deliverance

I ask on their behalf for Your Hand of Mercy and Compassion

I ask for a total deliverance of mind, body and spirit

I ask to break away the powers and shackles of the enemy that bind them

I ask for a healing of their wounds and sorrows and a renewal of their spirit

I ask that you will meet all their needs and will reveal Your love to them in a special way today

I ask for an increase in faith and trust in You

I ask that You help them to be an over comer in all things

I ask that You bless them and keep them safe

I ask that You shine Your light in them and around them

Thank You O God, in Jesus Name I pray—Amen