USA – Be perfect and holy, June 10, 2021

“Be perfect, therefore, as Your heavenly Father is perfect.”
(Matthew 5:48)
 
“But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.”
(1 Peter 1:15, Leviticus 11:45)
 

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we can not see.

We would be fools to not accept the reality of an eternal life with God because He credits His holiness and perfection to our account. It is His gift to us when we confess and accept the forgiveness of our sin that separates us from Him. It was purchased for us by the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ of Nazareth on the cross and we have the eternal assurance of eternal life by His resurrection. We step out of grace when we become convinced we “earned” perfection and holiness, or even now can “maintain” it apart from His Grace. For we know what is required of us:
“to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly before the Lord.”
(Micah 6:8)
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Africa – Pray for Uganda, June 8, 2021

Please join us in prayer for Uganda as they have experienced a significant increase in people being sick and they have now imposed a 42-day lockdown on the people. Mandela Stadium in Kampala is being used as a temporary medical facility. Business, except agriculture and food, is closed as well as schools, churches or any gatherings of the people. Pr. Martin has divided the believers into groups that will pray and fast for one week each for the next seven weeks. They are also keeping in contact with everyone either by phone or by visiting them. Even during these difficult circumstances, every day we are flooded with testimonies of people coming to faith in Jesus Christ which is exactly what Jesus said would happen.

“From the days of the John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.” (Matthew 11:12)
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