A Prayer for our listeners: Good News in the Morning,

Good News in the Morning broadcast, Sunday, July 3, 2016

This program is sponsored by Good News Christian Ministries, P.O. Box 184, Rideau Ferry, ON K0G 1W0.  I’m your host today, Brian Wilkie of St. Andrew’s Christian Church in Rockland.  As always, I want to start by thanking you, our listeners; we are so grateful for your encouragement and support.  Please remember that you can always visit our website for materials to encourage and support you in your Christian walk, and if you miss an episode of the show you can go to our website and download the podcast or mp3 of our broadcast.  Details can be found on our website at www.gncm.ca.

Today I want to give a special shout-out and a “Thanks” to Sandy Davidson who has sponsored this program with a gift to Good News Christian Ministries.  Thank you so much for your support.

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Today’s program is – I hope you’ll find it – a gift to you, our listeners, because as a small group in the church that I serve has been looking at the letter of Paul to the Ephesians,

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Pastor in the news!

Reverend Wilkie  had heart surgery about a year ago. And just this week CTV News told his story to draw attention to the need for a hybrid operating room at the Heart Institute. You can see the interview here:CTV Video

Cambodia update

I really haven't had time to update you on the Cambodia trip. we've been teaching English for 3 days and building great relationships with the Cambodian students . Tomorrow is Sunday, so we'll start with worship totally in Khmer. It will be quite an experience participating in worship but not understanding a word. What we will know is that the worshippers are devoted to Jesus and praising him in just one of the many languages which will worship Him in eternity. We also know that the Holy Spirit will be there and we'll be praying that he touches us just as he touches the Cambodian worshippers.

Prayer Notes: three of us have been sick today and would appreciate your prayers. We've been moved by testimonies of young Christians whose faith is not understood by their families, yet they are showing great faith and Grace: please join us in praying for their families to understand the love that I found in Jesus.

The Lord's Prayer: A Primer

Our Sunday school is putting a focus on some pretty basic things this year: the 23rd Psalm, the Great Commandments, the Apostle's Creed, and, of course, the Lord's Prayer.

The problem with teaching the Lord's Prayer is not just old fashioned words like "Thee" and "Thine" but also in unfamiliar concepts such as Hallowed (Holy, honoured) and Kingdom (the total rule of God, the only ruler with an actual divine right!)

I've been searching for simple wording, but decided that I couldn't make it as simple and concise as Jesus did (big surprise there!). I've opted here for slightly simpler language suplemented by explanatory notes. I hope it helps to highlight what Jesus' priorities were when he taught the disciples not only how to pray but what to pray about.

Daddy, our heavenly father, we bring to you our prayer list:

  • we pray that your name would be honoured:,