Lent Quotes: St. John Chrysostom on the Study of Scripture

February 28, 2013

Lent is a season where many of us devote ourselves to a discipline of more regular and in-depth Scripture study.  This quotation from St. John Chrysostom reminds us why it is so important!

Let us give diligent heed to the study of Scripture. For in the tumult of life it will save you from suffering like those who are tossed by troubled waves. The sea rages, but you sail on with calm weather; for you have the study of the Scriptures for your pilot; this is the cable which the trials of life do not break asunder.

Let our soul weigh anchor in the reading of Scripture. For the study of Scripture is a haven without waves, a tower that is unshakeable, a glory that cannot be wrested away from anybody, a weapon that cannot be defeated, a joy that does not pall. In reading Scripture, the soul is relieved from harm, and enjoys much calm and peace.

~ St. John Chrysostom

h/t Creedal Christian

Psalm 70:4-5

February 28, 2013

Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; (Psalm 70:4a)
      The joy of the LORD is our strength — Holy Spirit, come upon us with your presence and joy.

And let those who love your salvation say continually, “Let God be magnified!” (Psalm 70:4b)
      Jesus, please help us all reach outside our church walls and share the good news of the salvation you have wrought.

But I am poor and needy; make haste to me, O God! (Psalm 70:5a)
      Father, hold me in your arms of love and sustain me.

You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay. (Psalm 70:5b)
      Jesus, I look to you day by day to clothe me with your full armor and deliver me from all the attacks of the evil one. Thank you for the daily help you give us through your Holy Spirit and for helping us know the Father’s love for us.

      Father, please put on all of us the shoes of the preparation to share the gospel of peace; gird our loins with your truth; put on us the breastplate of righteousness, and the helmet of salvation. Place on our arm the shield of faith with which to quench every fiery dart of the evil one; and place in our hand the sword of your Spirit which is your word; that having stood all, we might yet stand. Finally, help us to be strong in Jesus and in the power of his might, and cast off from us the chains of apathy that keep us from speaking boldly as we ought to speak. Thank you. (See Ephesians 6:10-20)

A word received 1/1/2013: I want my people to reach out to the community.

Thursday: [70], 71; *; 74; Jer. 4:9-10,19-28; Rom. 2:12-24; John 5:19-29
Friday: 69:1-23(24-30)31-38; *; 73; Jer. 5:1-9; Rom. 2:25-3:18; John 5:30-47

      Notes from the Front Line

***** From: Nigel Mumford
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 201
      The foundation of revival is repentance. ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

From: Nigel Mumford
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Subject: Here is the sermon of Dr. Phil Brown last Tuesday healing service at the SLC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-i9gtn5HA0&feature=youtu.be

Albany Intercessor

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