Hebrews 12:1-3

Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!

Monday, June 17, 2013

A Time of Prayer

Dear friends,

A couple of weeks ago we had a challenging sermon at the Met by Pastor Tim Auld.  He spoke from 1 Kings 18 about Elijah and the power of prayer.  It was a very challenging message.  I know we all have much to pray about each day and God keeps us all on our knees.  Throughout the sermon I was challenged about our mutual friend Sandra whom I am sure we have all prayed much for over this past year.  

The other day when she and I were having lunch we were recalling how many prayers God has answered on her behalf on this journey she has been on.  Although God has not chosen to answer our prayers to bring complete physical healing yet, He has been faithful and He has been good.  As Sandra embarks on this upcoming surgery on June 26 I know that we will all be praying for her.
We would love to have you join us for a time of corporate prayer on Sunday, June 23 from 4:30 to 5:30pm in the Fireside Room at the Metropolitan Bible Church.  In 1 Kings 18:43,  I was struck by the fact that 7 times Elijah sent his servant to look for a cloud appearing in the sky.  It is a privilege for us to uphold Sandra in prayer as she prepares for this surgery.

Nancy Schoenmaker


  1. Nancy thanks for setting this up. A precious time of prayer for dear Sandra. So wonderful to see her friends and family come together in prayer. I am praying in faith for complete healing. I believe God will use Dr. Chow to perform a miracle in Sandra's body. I am praying that many will come to know Christ as a result of this medical miracle and we will give God all the glory.
    Sandra - you are in God's hands. This is so difficult and you have been so brave and courageous and faithful - you are a testament to what a true believer can be and do leaning on the Lord. Keep the faith! Stay strong this week - continue to shine your light to all the medical staff you will come in contact with. Know that you will be bathed in prayer continually this week, during the surgery, during the recovery and beyond. We will rejoice together when those toes start wiggling!
    Love you and praying faithfully,
    Keri xo

  2. Great idea i will try to gather my family members to join for a time of corporate prayer on Sunday. Prayer Time Apps