Lay Pastors Weekly 02-28-16

The Power of Faith!
This was the original title of the hymn.
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, “Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” Luke 17:5-6
I recommend reading Luke 17.
William Bathurst grew up in a privileged environment. His father, Charles, was a member of Parliament. After graduating from Oxford, he became an Anglican minister in Leeds, England. He wrote over 200 hymns with the best known being “O For A Faith That Will Not Shrink.” He wrote in 1831 after studying the above Bible verse. William resigned his pulpit because he grew uncomfortable with the Anglican church’s baptism and burial practices.
My prayer for the week:
Dear Lord, Our faith begins with You as you are there for all of mankind. When we feel our efforts at goodness disappearing, we look to You, Lord, for the small things that help us succeed in doing Your will. God we trust You will help us on our quest. In Your name we pray. Amen