Collin Creek Church Weekly Update – 02.11.18

 

Dear Friends of COLLIN CREEK CHURCH,

Robert Morgan writes that as President William McKinley lay dying from an assassin’s bullet in Buffalo, New York, in 1901, the Lord’s Prayer was on his lips. Prayer had been a lifelong practice that guided McKinley through his political career and into the presidency. McKinley had been born into some devout Christian home fifty-eight years before, and born again at age fourteen. According to his pastor, A. D. Morton, young McKinley stood up during a youth meeting and said, “I have sinned; I want to be a Christian … I give myself to the Savior who has done so much for me.”

McKinley’s mother, a woman of deep prayer, taught him to pray by example and encouragement, but his greatest lessons in prayer were forged under the pressures of his duties as President of the United States. One of his heaviest decisions arose in 1898 regarding the status of the Philippines after the Spanish-American War. One day, a delegation of church leaders came to the White House, and McKinley told them how he had decided to resolve the crisis in the Philippines.

“The truth is, I didn’t want the Philippines,” he said. “I did not know what to do. … I sought counsel from all sides—Democrats as well as Republicans—but got little help. … I walked the floor of the White House night after night until midnight, and I am not ashamed to tell you, gentlemen, that I went down on my knees and prayed Almighty God for light and guidance more than one night. And one night late it came to me this way.”

McKinley relayed the strategy that developed in his mind as he prayed: that the Philippines should be taken seriously and helped, that the United States should “by God’s grace do the very best we could by them as our fellow-men for whom Christ died.” McKinley added, “And then I went to bed, and went to sleep and slept soundly.” (Robert Morgan, Worry Less, Live More, pages 49-50)

James 1:5 (HCSB): “Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.”  Learn more at about “Prayer – How to Pray”, study guide: 3 Prayer – How to Pray(a).   Listen at  http://collincreekfwbc.podbean.com/.  Join us next Sunday for News from Puerto Rico and the aftermath of the hurricane.

Your Servant,

Robert Posner

Glorifying Christ through lives of Credibility and love for the Community.

Spend time with the Lord: at least 20 minutes a day praying for 18 individuals.

To see more of this week’s events at COLLIN CREEK CHURCH: http://www.collincreekchurch.org/calendar/

Monday, February 12: Today’s reading: 

Tuesday, February 13: Today’s reading: Luke 7

Wednesday, February 14: Today’s Reading: Romans 7

Patch Club (Ages 3—4th graders) @ 6:45 pm

Challenger’s Class (5th—6th) @ 6:45 pm

Crossdirection (7th-12th) Dealing with False Teachers @ 6:45 pm

Men’s Prayer & Study Group: Discovering Messiah: The Gospel of Matthew @ 6:45 pm

Women’s Prayer & Study Group: Praying with Power @ 6:45 pm

ESL Class @ 7:00 pm

Thursday, February 15: Today’s reading: Proverbs 7

Friday, February 16: Today’s reading: Deuteronomy 6 & Psalm 78

Pray for Barron Elementary Good News Club @ 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm

Saturday, February 17: Today’s reading: Exodus 7

Sunday, February 18: Today’s reading: 3 John

Sunday School @ 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Nursery Caregivers:

@ 9:15 am – Ashley Blagburn & Judy Posner

@ 10:30 am – Adrienne White & Nicole Parks

Community Worship @ 10:45 am – Missionary Puerto Rico Pastor Jose Correa

Baby Shower for Nicole Parks @ Noon

Community Groups gathering at various days, times and places. (see http://www.collincreekchurch.org/community-groups/)

Events are subject to change.  See the church’s website for details:

collincreekchurch.org  1905 East Parker Road  Plano TX 75074

Glorifying Christ through lives of Credibility and love for the Community.

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