About Jesus Steve Sweetman
Prayer For 2010
wrote the following in an email in response to an email I received.
After I wrote this I thought that this was really my prayer for
2010 and beyond. So I share
it with you.
been a real Christian since 1970, after watching Billy Graham on TV.
Since then I've attempted to follow Jesus and do the things I
think He'd have me do. In
the last few years I have been increasingly more active in sharing
Biblical truth on line through a number of venues.
My weekly articles are sent throughout the world at this point
via email. For this reason,
and because I am in contact with Christians in various countries, my
scope of concern reaches beyond the boarders of my local area of
have great concern for the church, especially in the western world.
At this point in time, I think we could learn a lot from the more
than 130,000,000 underground Christians in China. I pray for the persecuted
church, as I know they pray for us.
is clear to me that the western church is in the process of colliding
with a secular society. Because
of this, my prayer is for all Christians in the western world to stand
firm in the truth set forth in the Bible.
I'm not sure we are all on the same page when it comes to this.
I see Evangelicals, which I was raised as being one, devaluating
the importance of Biblical truth. Worldly
philosophies are penetrating the western church, even the Evangelical
church, if you like using those kinds of designations.
is my prayer, not only for our local church, but for the church at
large, that we would stand for Jesus and the truth of Scripture in the
midst of a secular society. You
might say my prayer is for a Holy Spirit revival of Biblical truth.
We need this desperately, especially in the days ahead, when
culture and Christians collide, as is now happening.
believe our nation will not find repentance that brings change without
the church finding repentance first.
May Jesus impress on us all, the importance of the words that are
found in the most important book in human history.
That's our Bible. It's
such an honour and privilege to have this book in my possession.