What to Do...

Posted on 03/22/2009 by Rev. Benjamin R. Faust D.D.

AUDIO: dialup - broadband - podcast

TRANSCRIPT: (does not contain everything found in the audio above)

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Public Prayer Requests:


I need a miracle. If I can't find a place within the next week, I'll be on the street and I'll lose all my belongings.
   -Arella Springvale

for Marilyn's salvation
   -paul

Please pray for my son Billy, he is taking drugs. Thank you
   -LeeAnn

I pray, I wish, I didn't worship women! I want to worship and serve our LORD only! Oh, Wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me out of the body of this death? Only HE can! Please pray for me I beg of you!
   -Kenny

Things are still changing around here. Steven has been moved again to another facility because the previous one closed it's doors due to financial problems. One good thing is that this facility is closer to home. But Steven is testing the waters so to speak as he usually does when he is moved to a new facility. Hopefully he will get settled in soon. I am having to do a lot of praying asking God to get me through each day and praise God he does. But some days are rougher than others. Steven has another court date coming up it is on March 30. Please pray that the Judge will do what is right for Steven. Since the victim was his brother he is not able to come home. So it is our understanding that once he turns 18 the court will find transitional housing for him. But I guess we will have to wait and see what happens, but it could go either way; meaning they could send him home if he is ready and we are ready for that to happen. But God is good and He knows what is best for us. May the Lord give us all patience and strength to wait for His plan. Love, Karene
   -Karene

Hello everyone. I am very very depressed, and just cant seem to snap out of it. I have such a wonderful husband and sons but so much has happened in my life that I am having a hard time feeling good about anything anymore. I cry constantly and I just need it to stop. I want to feel good about life but I am having a very hard time doing this. I feel as though so many bad things have happened in my life that I feel as though I am being punished for something, but I never did anything. I need lots of prayers.. Thank you so much....
   -Gina

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Please turn around and click one of the offering plates by the doors, and give as the Lord leads.

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Ben: For those who have been here the last few weeks, you already know that Mariposa's computer's hard drive went bad, so we can't both be in Second Life at the same time. I've been in here for the last few services without her, and this week I've asked her to introduce the message and wrap it up with the altar call. I'm still here, right beside her, just not in-world.

Jen: This week, we're going to hear a message by Dr. Ralph H. Sexton Jr. This is a message he preached on Wednesday, October 22nd of 2008 titled "What to Do When the Stock Market Falls." Dr. Sexton has served in the ministry for thirty years, and this message we're about to hear is as timely today as it was last October. I pray that we'll put on our spiritual ears and that we'll leave here changed today.

And now, Dr. Sexton.


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This altar is open for prayer and ministry. The ministry team can come to the front now, and if you'd like someone to speak or pray with you, feel free to instant message one of us.

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