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Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Prayer Request: Pray for a Pastor

A pastor friend of mine needs prayer.  He is an ordained minister in a liberal mainline denomination and the members of his small congregation want to fire him and become a mission church because the membership has dwindled to very low numbers. 

Part of the reason for that is the liberal theology of the denomination as a whole.  The other reason is that the majority of church members in the congregation have little to no knowledge of the Bible, despite the efforts of the pastor over the past few years to preach and teach the Scriptures, the whole counsel of God.  Although I have a few serious disagreements with the pastor, he is an Evangelical, and he does profess to be a 4.5 point Calvinist.  

Due to privacy I will not mention the pastor's name.  But please pray that God will turn this situation around and bring Bible believing Christians into the congregation.  He is an Anglican.  That's all I can say.

Sincerely in Christ,

Charlie

2 comments:

mlmunday said...

Charlie,

I've prayed for this pastor friend. May the Lord sustain him and grant him further wisdom.

It's difficult trying to be a faithful Calvinist Anglican whilst being surrounded by liberals, Arminians, and semi-papists. I know.

Charlie J. Ray said...

Thank-you for your prayers, brother. The effectual and fervent prayers of a righteous man availeth much. Of course, our righteousness is by faith, not by the merits of our good works.

May God's peace be with you always,

Charlie

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