RFC United in Prayer – Peace

Posted on Apr 02 , 2020 in Happenings & Prayer

Dear Redemption Family,

In light of the Coronavirus crisis, let’s pray more than we ever have before! Our desire is that our unity and growth in Christ will continue unhindered. We trust that God is answering our prayers for help in becoming a loving, mature Great Commission Church that is excelling in worship, witness and prayer.

Peace is a gift from our Lord Jesus Christ. Here are some wonderful words from Scripture to stir us to praise and to prayer for ourselves, our families, neighbors and community:

Jesus said,  “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”  John 14:27

Apostle Paul said,  “Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.”   1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

Apostle Paul said,  “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.”  2 Thessalonians 3:16

Apostle Paul said, “… do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7

Grace and Peace today for all of us from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!

Together in Christ,
Ted and Martha Barnett
RFC Prayer Coordinators

RFC United in Prayer -Day #10

Posted on Mar 31 , 2020 in Happenings & Prayer

Dear RFC Family,

Let’s keep praying together in unity as the church scattered and take or create opportunities to pray over the phone, text message, etc.
#PRAY to end COVID-19 prayer points – For today:

10) Pray for all those who live without any knowledge of Jesus to hear about him through this crisis and respond to his love. We pray salvation for every man, woman and child in the world today. Through eyes of faith, we see them becoming our brothers and sisters in Christ. Ask in Jesus’ name for the gift of salvation for many to come out of this crisis.

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise, as some understand slowness but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance. – 2 Peter 3:9

The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. James 5:16b  (NLT)

Together in spirit and prayer,
Ted and Martha Barnett

RFC United in Prayer -Day #9

Posted on Mar 30 , 2020 in Happenings & Prayer

Dear RFC Family,

Let’s keep praying together in unity as the church scattered and take or create opportunities to pray over the phone, text message, etc.

#PRAY to end COVID-19 prayer points – For today:
9) Pray for missionaries worldwide today, especially those serving in areas acutely impacted by COVID-19. Pray for wisdom for each ministry team to know how to carry out their responsibilities. We pray that ministries would not have to shut down, but that the Lord would carry them through this difficult time, for his glory.

Pray for Lauren Stovall in Odessa, Ukraine. Pray for her MTW team and ministry leaders as well as for those whom God has sovereignly put in their spheres. More specific requests from Lauren will come soon.

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. – 2 Corinthians 4:8-10

The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.   James 5:16b  (NLT)

Together in spirit and prayer,

Ted and Martha Barnett

ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Posted on Mar 29 , 2020 in Happenings & Ministry Updates

Attention RFC Family: Please note: until further notice, all church meetings, events, and face to face gatherings have been suspended. Suspended meetings and events include the following:

* Connections Café
* Men’s Sunday Morning Discipleship Class
* Women’s Sunday School
* Praise Team Rehearsal
* Wednesday Night Teen Vibe and
*All ministry meetings, including the upcoming Usher Ministry Meeting

Though we have suspended face to face gatherings, we have instituted the use of video chat and  conferences for certain gatherings.  These include Sunday Morning Worship Service, Wednesday Night Bible Study and Prayer, Men’s Bible Study Fellowship, Women’s Bible Study Fellowship, and Teen Vibe.  Please check your emails for video conference login information for these meetings.

We respectfully request that the church facility not be used by any person, adult or child, who exhibits signs of illness (i.e. fever, runny nose, persistent cough, diarrhea, wheezing, etc.) If exhibiting these symptoms, we politely ask that these individuals to not use the church building.

We pray that all our members and family will be safe during this challenge facing our country and beyond. Prayer is powerful and we invite you to join us in praying for the protection of our church, community, and nation.

For comments, concerns, or questions, please contact your elder.

Thank you.

RFC United in Prayer – Day #8

Posted on Mar 29 , 2020 in Happenings

Dear RFC Family,

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth!”  Proverbs 27:1
But this we know – “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!”  Psalm 118:24

Let’s keep praying together in unity as the church scattered and take or create opportunities to pray over the phone, text message, etc.
#PRAY to end COVID-19 prayer points – For today:

8 ) Pray for those waking up each day to fallout caused by COVID-19; that they would reach out to the Lord. Pray for people to earnestly seek the Lord. We know the desire to seek the Lord comes from the Lord, and we know he will meet them. Pray for those whose businesses and livelihoods are ruined by the halt in many sectors of the economy. Pray for all those who have lost or may lose jobs and salaries. For each one, we pray new beginnings with the Lord walking by their side.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” – Jeremiah 29:11, 12

The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.   James 5:16b  (NLT)

Together in spirit and prayer,
Ted and Martha Barnett

RFC United in Prayer – Day #7

Posted on Mar 28 , 2020 in Happenings & Prayer

Dear RFC Family,

Let’s keep praying together in unity as the church scattered and take or create opportunities to pray over the phone, text message, etc.  #PRAY to end COVID-19 prayer points – For today:

7) Pray for government officials and decision-makers who are leading countries and organizations through the crisis. We acknowledge that the Lord has allowed each one to be in a place of influence during this time. Pray they would mobilize resources quickly and effectively to where they are most needed. Pray for all those working behind the scenes and for the good administration and execution of response efforts worldwide.

Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper. – Jeremiah 29:7

The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.   James 5:16b  (NLT)

Together in spirit and prayer,
Ted and Martha Barnett

RFC United in Prayer – Day #6

Posted on Mar 27 , 2020 in Happenings & Prayer

Dear RFC Family,

Let’s keep praying together in unity as the church scattered and take or create opportunities to pray over the phone, text message, etc.  For today:

6) Pray for the body of Christ worldwide, that the church would rise up to pray and to support the sick and their caregivers in practical and sacrificial ways. Pray for the church to be a light on a hill in hospitals, communities and cities where God has placed them. Pray for an outpouring of love, compassion and service, in Jesus’ name.

But God has composed the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its members should have mutual concern for one another. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each of you is a member of it. – I Corinthians 12:24-27

The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. -  James 5:16b  (NLT)

Together in spirit and prayer,
Ted and Martha Barnett

RFC United in Prayer – Day #5

Posted on Mar 26 , 2020 in Happenings & Prayer

Dear RFC Family,

Let’s keep praying together in unity as the church scattered and take or create opportunities to pray over the phone, text message, etc.  For today:

5) Pray for pastors serving their churches and communities affected and infected by COVID-19. We pray that the Holy Spirit would give these shepherd-leaders the right words for the right time and the right actions for each situation. Pray they would speak the gospel in heart, word and deed to each person they minister to.

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. … The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. – James 5:14, 16

What a privilege to pray with joy for our Pastor Raymond and the Session and all other ministry leaders of Redemption Fellowship. We are in this together and give thanks for our church, especially, in such a time as this!

The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.   James 5:16b  (NLT)

Together in spirit and prayer,
Ted and Martha Barnett

RFC United in Prayer – Day #4

Posted on Mar 25 , 2020 in Happenings & Prayer

Dear RFC Family,

Let’s keep praying together in unity as the church scattered and take or create opportunities to pray over the phone, text message, etc.

Everyday we will send a different prayer point specifically for us all to be praying that day from the #PraytoendCOVID-19 which was sent out earlier to you. For today:

4) Pray for grieving families who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus. Even as their hearts are breaking, pray they would know the nearness and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Pray that they would feel compassion from the Lord and from friends and neighbors coming around them. Pray against despair; pray for new mercies every morning.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7

The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. James 5:16b  (NLT)

Together in spirit and prayer,
Ted and Martha Barnett

RFC United in Prayer – Day #3

Posted on Mar 24 , 2020 in Happenings & Ministry Updates & Prayer

Dear RFC Family,

Let’s keep praying together in unity as the church scattered and take or create opportunities to pray over the phone, text message, etc.  Every day we will send a different prayer point specifically for us all to be praying that day from the #PraytoendCOVID-19 which was sent out earlier to you.  For today:

3) Pray for health workers who are caring for those with COVID-19. Pray for their protection from the virus, for stamina during long and intense work hours, and for safe protocols to be observed in healthcare institutions in order to keep them protected. Pray for health workers to seek the Lord during this crisis.

Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. – Psalm 107:28

(Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25th, from 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. is our thirty minutes of corporate prayer via phone.  To participate, dial 712-775-7000; Participant Access Code: 685295# – Prayer sheet will come tomorrow.)

The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. James 5:16b  (NLT)

Together in spirit and prayer,
Ted and Martha Barnett