If My People

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In early May I posted some photos of our trip to Frankfort. I mentioned then that several of my local pastor friends and I have decided to unite our “prayer forces” between now and the upcoming Presidential election. To that end, I thought you might like a schedule of the upcoming “If My People” prayer rallies.


Wednesday, June 29

7:00 p.m.       Rosebower Baptist Church       1120 Tyree Road

Wednesday, July 27

6:30 p.m.       Friendship Baptist Church       146 South Friendship Road

Wednesday, August 31

6:30 p.m.       Bellview Baptist Church       4875 Old Mayfield Road

Wednesday, September 28

6:30 p.m.       Lone Oak First Baptist Church       3601 Lone Oak Road

Wednesday, October 26

6:00 p.m.       First Baptist Paducah       2890 Broadway

You’ll notice that five different churches, including our own, will serve as host churches. The start time each Wednesday evening is the start time for that congregation’s normal Wednesday services.

Our Lord Jesus called us “the salt of the earth” and “the light of the world” (Matthew 5:13-16). So we must “let our light shine” for such a time as this. We have no misguided notion that America is ancient Israel. The Church is God’s covenant people, not the U.S.A., and this we must never forget. America is not a theocracy, nor do not expect that everything which transpires within American government will line up with the ideals of Scripture. That being said, Christ has put you and me on this Earth, and in this nation, for this particular season – political turmoil and all.

If you have been discouraged about American political life in recent days, please allow me to encourage you. Even considering all its flaws, a government that is less than perfect is better than no government at all. Human government serves God’s gracious purposes in this world, including order, accountability, and leadership. Surely we can pray for those who lead, and those who will lead, our nation – believing by faith that we serve a Sovereign God “who works all things according to the counsel of his will” (Ephesians 1:11). This ministry of prayer is an important aspect of our being the most Christlike citizens we can be until we are called home.

Who but God knows how powerful the prayers of Paducah believers – coming together around the cross of Christ – could be? Everyone – regardless of church affiliation, denominational background, or political affiliation – is invited to participate in these important and timely prayer rallies. No one is excluded, and all are welcome. Please help me get the word out!

Pastor Charles

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4 comments on “If My People
  1. Paul says:

    We are very pleased that churches are uniting for our nation in prayer. Thank you for setting this up

  2. Diane Lamm says:

    Love your combined prayer efforts. Are you having prayer on Call2Fall(on your knees)which is the Sunday before July 4. Our church never mentions the election or our duty to pray or vote. Sad. Will be praying for your efforts. My heart is with your prayers. Diane

    • Barbara Gage says:

      Pastor Charles:

      I have been attending First Baptist for several months now and would like to move my membership from Rosebower Baptist church in the near future. I also feel that God has been speaking to me about finding a place to serve at First Baptist and would like to know if you have any suggestions about a need I might be able to fill. I am currently attending the women’s Sunday School class and am really enjoying that. I will continue to pray for God’s guidance in this matter. I have been very warmly received at First Baptist and feel that I am being feed with the gospel every Sunday. Keep up the good work.


      Barbara Gage

  3. Glen Titsworth says:

    Really enjoyed your sermon Sunday

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