Sunday, October 2, 2016

Max & Donna Solbrekken Celebrate 
their 61st Wedding Anniversary on Oct 8, 2016
Max & Donna Solbrekken, 2014
                                       Max & Donna Solbrekken in 1989
Max & Donna were married on Oct. 8, 1955
at the Saron Lutheran Church, Clive, AB


Dear Friends of the Gospel,                                 October, 2016 

 Greetings in the all powerful Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Son of the Living God! It is with anticipation that I eagerly await results of our prayers to God for those who suffer from the onslaughts of the enemy!

Knowing that He knows all about us, I sincerely anticipate more and more answers to our prayers! Our Lord promised: “Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in Heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name there am I in the midst of them.” (Matt. 18:19, 20)

The Scriptures are clear, that Jesus invited us repeatedly to come to Him in prayer and in so doing was letting us know that He does answer prayer! It would not be proper to invite someone to pray and then ignore that prayer. That is not the kind of God we serve. He does hear and He does answer!

                   PRAYERS ARE TO BE ANSWERED!

St. John states: “And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us. And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we KNOW that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.” (1 John 5: 13, 14)

Here the great Apostle qualifies his statement by bringing in the fact that we MUST KNOW that He hears us. And we can be certain about that because He is waiting for our call to Him, desirous to help in whatever situation we are in!

Here are the SEVEN INVITATIONS Jesus gave us in St. John's Gospel: “And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (14: 13); “If ye shall ask anything in my Name, I will do it.” (14: 14); “If ye abide in me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (15: 7)

Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My Name, He may give it you.” (15: 16); 

“And in that day ye shall ask Me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you. Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name, He will give it you.” (16: 23); “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in My name: ask and ye shall RECEIVE, that your joy may be full.” (16: 24); 

“At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: For the Father Himself loveth you, because ye have loved Me, and have believed that I came out from God.” (16: 26, 27)
                               PLEASE PRAY THIS PRAYER:
Kind Heavenly Father,
I approach Thy Throne of Mercy in the name of Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, and I thank Thee O Lord for all Thy goodness and mercy towards me. Be merciful to me and my family. Touch each one of us with Thy nail pierced hand, forgive and Heal. I give Thee praise and thanks in advance, knowing You always keep your Word!
In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Thank you my beloved friends for your letters, prayers and gifts of love to further Christ's Gospel to the ends of the earth. Please write for literature, cds and dvds. And send us your prayer requests!

And may His saving, healing and delivering power fill your entire being with the Faith of Jesus and the life of the Resurrected Christ. Amen.   

Your servants for Jesus' name,
Pastor Max & Donna Solbrekken
2 Cor.4:5 / Heb.13: 8