Have Confidence in Prayer


It feels great right now to kick off spring!!!  But…I have heard (from Randy Ollis at Wish TV 8 :) that storms are coming including possible wintry mixes later this week and into the weekend. :(
This week I am going to skip ahead in 1 John 5 into 1 John 5:13-15 and talk about "How to Have Confidence in Prayer."  We will come back to the first half of 1 John 5 to close out the series on April 10.
Then we will get ready for Holy Week and finish it off with Resurrection Day (Easter Sunday)!  We are quickly approaching that season so be in prayer for who you can invite to Easter Sunday on April 24.
This past Sunday I talked about God’s perfect love.  I am attaching the notes to that message.
This Saturday we have Men’s Prayer Breakfast at 7:30 am, followed by a technology seminar by Dustin Chew from 9am-12 noon at the church.
Next Tuesday night March 29 at 7 pm we have deacon’s meeting at Bill and Melody Bowman’s.
Hope to see you.
God Bless,
Brian Mackie

Livin’ the Mission:
“Perfect Love”
Verses: 1 John 4:13-21
To make Jesus Christ known, loved and obeyed.                         
(White Branch Mission Statement)
Spiritual Maturity is becoming more like Jesus.
It is impossible for human beings to give perfect love. 
We cannot love perfectly because we are selfish and sinful.
Only God can give perfect love. 
God has perfect love for you.   Romans 5:8
God is giving and receiving perfect love constantly in the trinity.
John 4:16 “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” (NIV)
Ten Benefits of God’s Perfect Love:
#1 It takes away our fear. (1 John 4:18, 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV)
#2 It gives us acceptance. (Eph. 1:6, NKJV, Rom. 5:16, NLT)
#3 It gives us righteousness. (Rom. 5:17, Titus 3:3-5, NIV, 3:3-8 MSG)
#4 It gives us confidence in prayer. (Heb. 4:16, 1 John 5:14-15, Matt. 7:9-11)

#5 It provides for our needs. (Matt. 6:25-33)
#6 It makes sense out of our hardships. (Rom. 8:28, 35-39 NLT)
#7 It gives us hope for eternity.  (1 Cor. 15:19, 51-55 NLT, 2 Thess. 2:16)
#8 It allows us to love ourselves appropriately. (Ephesians 2:10, Psalm 139:13-18)
#9 It allows us to love others appropriately.  (1 John 4:11, 19-21)
#10 It allows us to love God appropriately. (1 John 4:10, 19)

God loves you. Receive His love today


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