Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Does God Still Heal?

This Sunday is our last Question we'll be answering, at least this year, in the "Behind Closed Door" series. The questions is "Does God Still Heal Today?" Christian Jung will be bringing us this great message. When we think of "healing" we often think of a preacher type slapping someone on the forehead or blowing on someone and then they fall down and are healed. We want you to shift that picture to a picture of a Holy God who cares about you and and can heal you. And by healing I don't just mean physical, God is interested in our emotional and spiritual healing as well. This is going to be an awesome Sunday! Then, on Sunday night @ 6:00 p.m., we are going to have a time of worship and prayer where people will be available to prayer with you, for you and over you. I promise, it won't be weird. We really don't know what is going to happen that night, but we believe God wants to work in your life and do a thing in and through you life.

If you are unsure whether or not you want to come to that time, at least come Sunday morning to hear what Christian has to say, then make that decision. God is at work among us, exciting times ahead.

I received the following email from Ed Young ministries this week and thought it rather timely, so I am posting it here for you to read as well. I hope and pray to see you Sunday. Remember, when we pray and ask God for something, expect something to happen!


Daily E-votional from Ed Young Ministries
November 17, 2008

Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.

James 5:14

When one of us is sick, the first thing we normally do is call a doctor or physician. And as an afterthought, we may ask a few people to pray for us.

God has blessed us with modern medicine, and many times he uses these earthly methods rather than miraculous healing. At the same time, why is God sometimes our last call instead of our first?

During a time of illness, one of the most important things we can do is pray. That's true when it's us who are sick. And it's true when we know others who are sick. This is where intercessory prayer can be used by God in an extraordinary way.

When you pray for someone who is sick, you are telling the Great Physician that you believe he can heal them. And while we don't know exactly how he'll answer, we can have faith in knowing that he is in control.

Take some time today to pray for someone you know who is experiencing health issues, physical difficulties or even a spiritual battle. And have faith that God, in his sovereignty, will provide the best answer.

Ed & Lisa Young
A Prayer for Today

Dear Father, Please bring people to mind who are struggling with their health. And help me to pray for them. I trust you and have faith that you are able to work in miraculous ways. But I also know your ultimate purpose and plan will prevail. In your Son Jesus Christ's name I pray, Amen.

Ed Young Ministries
P.O. Box 619005
Dallas, TX 75261-9005

Monday, November 10, 2008