First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church
221 North Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008

Friday, September 30, 2011

Script #4


Joplin Alert!!!

This script will be shared with friends who have partnered with Pastor Cliff Mansley and Joplin, Missouri's New Creation Church to provide prayer, presence, and support to folks continuing to suffer in the aftermath of one of America's worst tornadoes on 5/27/11.

Parenthetically, if you don't know what scripts are about, go to

Anyway, back to Joplin literally!!!

Cliff called last night for prayer with an opportunity to continue to love Jesus by loving like Jesus.

Here's the opportunity: "We are starting an after-school program for 200+ children, among the hardest hit by the disaster and still living in great deprivation, that will include tutoring, sharing the Gospel of Jesus, games, snacks, and supper.  We need your prayers and financial support.  FEMA has tried; but, Bob, you know..."

As you pray His grace through the saints for the suffering of Joplin, ask Him if you're supposed to open that wallet and...

We will send one check from First (designate your gift for "New Creation After-School Ministry"); or if you'd like to send a gift directly:

        Pastor Cliff Mansley
        New Creation Church
        1831 South Connor Avenue
        Joplin, Missouri 64804

The rest of this script is particular to First's family.

It/He has started! 

Be a part of it as we look deeper into "Prayers That Really Work" this Sunday at 7:30 and 10:00 a.m.  Tune into at 10:00 a.m. if you're...
People keep calling and writing about what happened on Wednesday.  Go to and read #3.  I tell 'em, "I can't explain what must be experienced.  Come out and...").

Remember, while Sundays and Wednesdays and...are opportunities to join the revival, it doesn't really matter which one as long as your heart is fixed, focused, and filtered on/through Jesus!

One more quick, uh, word.

Wherever you go, complaining is at an all-time high in our world, country, county, community, and even Christendom (especially among the posers).  We must model Someone better!  And, remember, our deportment measures our kinship to Jesus (e.g., read Galatians 5; Titus 1:16).

BTW, don't be mad or angry at irregulars, irascibles, and irreconcilables.  Read Ephesians 6:10-12 for why, really who, and...

Blessings and Love!

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