Dear Friends and Family of CRBC:
Don’t you just love the Springtime in Colorado. I was sitting outside with no shirt two days ago enjoying some Vitamin D.
After some prayer, contemplation, fears from the prognosticators about a 24″ build-up, and consultation, the leadership of CRBC has decided to encourage all of you to have a family church time in your homes Sunday morning, April 17th.
Out of safety and concern for all of you, we felt this was a best case scenario with the possibility of heavy snow and a cool night. I have heard it said, “Safety never takes a vacation.”
It is our hope to be in contact with absolutely everyone who attends CRBC. If you know of anyone who may be new to our church fellowship who many not receive this email, will you please contact them and give them the news?
Sleep in tomorrow, stay in your pajamas and slippers, make some hot cocoa, read the Bible together, put on your favorite worship CD, and sing and dance your heart out. Maybe even keep reading B90X where you left off!
We’ll move The Trek forward one week, so some of you can still sign up on-line for that. So that will be April 24th, May 1 & 8. Next week we’ll be back with one of our overseers, Britt Hancock. I can’t wait for that. If you have any questions, please ask away.
I love Jesus and I think we live in the best place ever!
Target: Understanding American Government
Romans 1:28 even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
Founding Father Quote: “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Prayer: Father in Heaven, You have given us a form of government that works for the good of the people if the system is not abused, if the people who are placed in positions of power honor the commands found in Your holy Word. Clearly we have wandered far from the precepts found in the Bible, and we are a nation in need of a Savior. We humbly ask that this be the year for change in our great nation. May America be restored to her former glory, as we honor You for the good things You have so graciously bestowed upon us. May the government of these United States be shaken to her very foundation until each member comes to know You as Lord and Savior. May Jehovah God once again rule and reign in these United States. Amen.
We thank John Hagee Ministries for this daily flow of prayers and encouragement.
Target: Future Hope
Hebrews 12:28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
Founding Father Quote: “The Lord will not cast off His people; neither will He forsake His inheritance. Great events are most certainly in the womb of futurity.” -Abigail Adams
Prayer: Heavenly Father, Your Word says that Your desire for us is peace and not evil, to give us a future and a hope. Without You we have no hope. But through the blood of Jesus Christ we have been redeemed and are a people with a rich inheritance, if we will only acknowledge the One true God. America has all but kicked You out. We ask You to forgive us for that, and to restore us once again to a nation that honors You. Your Word says, “Hope thou in God.” We place our lives, our country, our children, all that we are in Your capable hands, acknowledging that we are a weak people. In You, our weaknesses, You are made strong. We ask that You outstretch Your mighty arm and cover us with Your righteousness. May the bright hope for tomorrow grant us peace for today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Psalm 2:10-12 Now therefore, be wise, O kings; be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry and you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who trust in Him.
Founding Father Quote: “The Christian religion—its general principles—must ever be regarded among us as the foundation of civil society.”
Prayer: Dear God, today our country is suffering from the overwhelming burden of crime and immorality. Our lack of integrity threatens the sanctity of a peaceful life that we know is found only in You. Lord, turn the hearts of every judge in the U.S. Judiciary, from the local to the national level. May each man and woman seek Your face in the laws they are making and upholding. May You grant them the wisdom of Solomon. Protect their minds and hearts from deception and make them single-minded, not wavering in their faith. We thank You for our system of checks and balances and ask that You restore and preserve it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Target: Protection from Division
Matthew 12:25 But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.”
Founding Father Quote: “The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad, of your safety, of your prosperity, of that very liberty which you so highly prize. But as it is easy to foresee that from different causes and from different quarters much pains will be taken, many artifices employed, to weaken in your minds the conviction of this truth, as this is the point in your political fortress against which the batteries of internal and external enemies will be most constantly and actively (though often covertly and insidiously) directed, it is of infinite moment, that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned, and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.”
-From George Washington’s Farewell Address
Prayer: Father, we ask that You give us the courage to stand against the schemes of the devil. May we put on the whole armor of God and stand fearless before any attacker. Our fight is not only on this earth with mere flesh and blood, but against spiritual wickedness in high places. We ask that You go to battle on our behalf, that you protect us from falling prey to those who would gloat at our destruction. We ask that You bind the evil one in these last days, and that we would once again come together in Christian unity, loving one another as Christ loved the church. In Jesus’ name, Amen.