Archive for September, 2009

DesiringGod-LogoThe Desiring God ministry is having their 2009 National Conference this weekend (September 25 – 27) in Minneapolis, MN. The Desiring God National Conference is an annual gathering for worship, teaching, prayer, and fellowship, centered on the person and work of Jesus Christ. While the conference theme is unique each year, the overarching aims remain the same:

Doctrine: to see as clearly as we can the whole counsel of God, centered in the glory of Christ, revealed in the Bible.

Worship: to savor the sharp contour of God’s countenance and His accomplishment.

Mission: to spread a passion for our Lord’s supremacy in all things, for the joy of all peoples.

John PiperJohn Piper, host speaker, is the Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This year’s speakers, along with Dr. Piper, include the following: Julius Kim, Dean of Students and Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary in California, and Associate Pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church in Escondido; Marvin Olasky, provost of The King’s College, New York City, and editor-in-chief of World magazine; Sam Storms, Senior Pastor at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and President of Enjoying God Ministries; Mark Talbot, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wheaton College where he has taught since 1992; and Doug Wilson, the pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho – he is a founding board member of Logos School, a senior fellow of theology at New St. Andrews College, and he serves as an instructor at Grayfriars Hall, a ministerial training program at Christ Church.

Visit the conference site at TheaterofGod.com to keep up with their live blog and what others are saying about the conference on Twitter.

Pray: And most importantly, pray! Pray that our Lord would incline the hearts of many, particularly the thousands that will be gathering in Minneapolis this weekend, to be drawn closer and closer to God – desiring Him most – more than anything else – and that this would be the desire of many where you live – and throughout our nation and world – to Desire God!

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Zimbabwe is an African nation of around eight million people. The nation has been suffering from economic and political problems for many years. World Vision says two-point-eight million people are in need of food aid just to survive.

Zimbabwe is still recovering from Africa’s worst cholera outbreak in more than a decade, which killed more than four thousand people.

Several cases of the H1NI flu virus have been reported in the country, and representatives from World Vision are expressing great concern that Zimbabwe’s health delivery system would not have the ability to address the outbreak if it were to spread out of control. The nations health system is mismanaged and underfunded.

World Vision is providing flu kits, including 500 masks to the nation, and also is drawing up a preparedness plan for the H1N1 flu virus.

World Vision has been working to get children back in school as well as continuing long term development work in the nation including work in the education and health care programs, and has also been providing clean water. Pray for these concerns for the people of Zimbabwe, and the work of ministries like World Vision.

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Ground Zero-9-11-09-Work Site“One World Trade Center,” formerly known as the “Freedom Tower,” is the main building of the new World Trade Center under construction in Lower Manhattan, in New York City. The building construction began on April 27, 2006, and continues today. Three other high-rise office buildings are planned for the site, and they will surround the World Trade Center Memorial, which is also under construction. In addition, the area will be home to a museum dedicated to the history of the site, and the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001. When the construction of ‘One World Trade Center’ is completed, it will be the tallest building in the United States. The official opening of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum is still years away, but visitors to Ground Zero now have a “preview site” where they can share their experiences, learn about New York’s darkest day, and see how construction is progressing.

As we reflect on the tragic events of 9-11, and the new construction work that is being done to rebuild at that same location in New York City, God offers a new rebuilding to be done in each of our lives!

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

May it be our prayer that God, in His infinite mercy, would make our lives a building zone of new construction, with all of the ugliness of the past wiped away; and that we would behold, “all things becoming new” – in Christ Jesus! Amen.

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Harvest_Fields-Labor_Day-2009…The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Matthew 9:37 & 38

Labor Day is a holiday observed in United States on the first Monday in September (September 7 in 2009). It is a holiday dedicated to the workers in America as a yearly national tribute to the contributions they have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Laboring for the Lord, as children of God, should be a life-long love and passion, rather than an obligation or duty. Jesus told His disciples that there is much work to be done and more workers needed: “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.”

Pray that many more laborers would feel God’s call to be sent forth into the fields of the world, serving in His harvest!

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