Friday Morning Prayer:)… April 21, 2022

April 22, 2022 - 6 minutes read

When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound, and time shall be no more,
And the morning breaks, eternal, bright and fair;
When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

When the roll is called up yonder,
When the roll is called up yonder,
When the roll is called up yonder,
When the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

On that bright and cloudless morning when the dead in Christ shall rise, And the glory of His resurrection share; When His chosen ones shall gather to their home beyond the skies, And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.[1]

We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers.  We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, you labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.[2]

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O the necessity, and inevitable, to come to the realization of complete dependence on our gracious God and Father, and interdependence on one another.  This realization, supernatural in nature, empowers, even propels your regenerate heart, and mine, to work out this great salvation with joy as we look forward to our home beyond the skies.   Indeed!  ‘Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care; Then when all of life is over, and our work on earth is done, And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.’ 

“We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers.”  God alone changes the heart, gives life to the spiritually dead, changes darkness to light, and continually refines us as we grow in grace.  Through Jesus, we are right with God.  “This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.  There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”[3]  

It is impossible to truly love God, and others with all of your being, live at peace with each other, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone, be kind, compassionate, rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances without total dependence on God, who indwells every believer—and, we intentionally with great effort, embrace, humbly, the interdependent relationships orchestrated by God, among those in the body of Christ.   

I am thankful, joyfully so, when another acknowledges Jesus as Savior and Lord, they believe unto salvation!  Moreover, the evidence of living faith is manifest in work.  “…faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.  This supernatural action or work of God might be manifested by acts of goodness toward others, nurturing love, even love in action, care and concern, serving, helping others through prayer, etc.  Moreover, ever increasing action toward the pursuit of God, that persevering desire working to maintain loyalty and devotion to God when the going gets tough, even in the face of rejection or ridicule, hardship.  Again, total dependence on God and interdependence on one another in the body of Christ, helps us realize God’s calling, purpose, gifting, leading, empowering.  And, experienced joy, excitement, in doing the will of God is satisfying, pleasing to God, as he works through us, “…continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.”[4]   

Let us labor for the Master from the dawn till setting sun,
Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care;
Then when all of life is over, and our work on earth is done,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

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Friday morning Prayer:)…   First Baptist Church, 1912 Arnold Way, Alpine.

Sisters, In Christ, meet at 0900

Join gals for a time of encouragement and prayer. Thank you, sisters.  Joy!

Brothers, In Christ, are meeting at 0730. 

You are invited!  Diverse brothers meeting to encourage and pray together as the Spirit leads.  If you haven’t been in a while, join us.  A brother said this morning, “I’d like to see brothers joining us from different churches—a representation of the larger body of Christ.”

A sweet hour of prayer!  Necessary and rewarding.  One body, many members joining before the throne of grace.

Men’s Breakfast, this Saturday (4th Saturday) the 23rd.  First Baptist @ 0800.  You are invited!


[1] https://library.timelesstruths.org/music/When_the_Roll_Is_Called_Up_Yonder/

[2] 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3

[3] Romans 3:22-24

[4] Philippians 2:12-13