“The young lions do lack and suffer hunger, but they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing.” Ps 34:10
I. KINGDOM CONCERNS
We shall be hearing from Pas. Nelmar Melgar as he gives us a report on the present life and ministry of the Kalibo Reformed Baptist Church in Kalibo, Aklan.
II. CHURCH CONCERNS
1. Last Sunday’s ministries. In our Sunday School, we were given the Biblical reasons why the virtual Lord’s supper is not feasible. Let’s pray that in God’s good time, when the whole church is able to gather physically, the Lord’s table would resume. In our First Service, we were reminded to put God and His righteousness first in every area of our life and wait upon God to provide for our needs. In our Second Service, we were exhorted to boast only in the Lord for it is only by His doing that we are saved in Christ, who is our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.
2. This coming Sunday’s ministries. Bro. Mario will take the Sunday School; Pas Rolly and Pas Alex will preach in the first and second services, respectively. Pray that the Lord’s day would be a delight for all. Pray that there would be no distracting technical difficulties in the conduct of worship.
3. Other Ministries. Children’s Sunday School- Sisters Kemi, Rosanna, and Carl will take Levels 1,2, and 3 respectively.
Youth BS-Bro. Simon will lead. Trafalgar BS-Pas Rolly will teach. Fellowship BS will be led by Pas. Clyde.
Pas Mike will be the guest speaker on Sunday afternoon at Jam City Church on the topic “Coping with the New Normal: Online Evangelism for Young Professionals.”
4. Discipline Case. Pray for God’s mercy on our sister that she would be convicted of sin and repent and return to Christ in the way of obedience.
5. Wisdom. Pray for wisdom with respect to plans to resume Senior Moments and RBIPT.
6. Groupings. All present groupings are dissolved and new groups have been formed to reflect a greater number allowed to attend and also to provide greater fellowship with one another. Please continue to pray for God’s protection every time we meet.
III. PERSONAL CONCERNS
1. Let us give thanks to God for His preserving mercies to us as individuals and as a church. In spite of the continuing scourge of covid19, we are alive and well and continue to worship God as a church and serve Him as individuals in our various callings.
2. Let us pray for our frontliners (see list) that they would be kept from sickness and they would not grow weary in performing the duties that God gave them to do. Pray that the recovery rate of their patients would increase and mortality rates would decline.
3. Let us thank God for those whom He has healed and press on praying for our sick brethren, namely: Pas. Alex, Annie, Acel, Brenda, Johnny, Louie, Delia, Mel, Chippy, Tina, Edna, Pas Tony, Kobe, etc
4. Let us pray for the salvation of our loved ones especially those who are sick, to name a few, Pong and Conrad Lapid, Jun, Ludel, Randy, Azain, Neal, Lola Soledad, Amy, Grace and Helen, Marilyn and Sophia, etc.
5. Birthdays. Let us pray for our quarantine birthday celebrators:
- Pas Mike – Healing and preservation of family; growth in grace; love for the Lord and His people; return to church; preaching ministry; the salvation of children.
- Lola Nely – Thank God for 77 years of life; pray for the management of diabetes and hypertension; pray for physical strength as I occasionally experience nausea; pray for spiritual strength as well.
6. Employment. Let us pray for those who are looking for jobs that the Lord would provide for their needs. Let us also pray for those who work in offices that they would be kept from covid19 Let us pray for those who are engaged in business that their businesses would survive the recession and would gradually return to profitability.
7. Nation. Pray for wisdom for our leaders in addressing the many issues that confront them foremost of which is the pandemic. Pray for peace in our legislature. Pray for the demise of covid19 so that life would return to normal. Pray for the salvation of sinners especially in light of the frailty of life as shown in the covid19 statistics.