Monday, April 15, 2024

Evening Prayer for Monday, April 15th

Lord,

As we end this day, we lift up our hearts in gratitude for Your guidance and protection. Thank You for sustaining us through the challenges and blessings of today. As we lay our heads down to rest, we ask for Your peace to envelop us and Your presence to comfort us. Grant us strength for the day ahead and renew our spirits as we sleep.

Amen.

Letter from the Pastor: Investing in Eternity

“Partnering in God's Kingdom Work”

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude for your ongoing support of our ministry. Your faithful contributions enable us to carry out the mission of spreading the Gospel and making disciples.

As we journey through our message series, "A Call to Holy Living," we are reminded of the urgency of the Gospel message and the need for believers to live lives that reflect the holiness of our God. Your donations allow us to continue proclaiming this message with clarity and conviction, impacting lives for eternity.

You can partner with us in this vital work by clicking on the "Buy Me a Cup" button on our website and selecting the appropriate donation option.

Thank you for your generosity and commitment to advancing God's kingdom. May the Lord bless you abundantly as you give sacrificially for His glory.

With Gratitude,
Brother Jesse  
Co-founder/Sr Chaplain
SFIHG Ministries

Letter from the Pastor for Monday, April 15th

“Reflecting on Reverent Fear”  

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I trust this letter finds you well, reflecting on the message we shared yesterday about cultivating reverent fear in our lives. As we meditate on the significance of living in awe and respect of our Almighty God, let us consider how this truth impacts our daily walk with Him. 

Reverent fear is not about living in dread or terror, but rather about recognizing God's holiness and responding with humility and obedience. It is a posture of heart that acknowledges His sovereignty and our dependence on Him in all things. 

As we navigate this week, may we continue to meditate on the truth of God's Word and allow His Spirit to cultivate reverent fear within us. Let us strive to honor Him in all that we do, trusting in His unfailing love and grace. 

In His Service,
Brother Jesse  
Co-founder/Sr Chaplain
SFIHG Ministries

Bible Study for Monday, April 15th


“Living in Obedience”

Summary
In today's study, we will focus on the importance of walking in obedience to God's Word. We will explore how reverent fear motivates us to obey God's commands out of love and reverence for Him.

Bible Verses to Read
  • Psalm 119:105
  • Proverbs 3:5-6
  • John 14:15
  • James 1:22-25
Questions
  1. How does reverent fear motivate us to obey God's commands?
  2. Reflect on the significance of the verses provided for guiding our paths and living in obedience.
  3. Share an example from your life when obeying God's Word led to blessings or growth in your faith.
  4. What steps can we take to cultivate a lifestyle of obedience in our daily lives?
Instructions
After studying the passages and reflecting on the questions, share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.

Morning Prayer for Monday, April 15th

Heavenly Father,

As we start this new week, we come before You with thanksgiving in our hearts. Grant us Your wisdom and discernment as we face the challenges and opportunities of this day. Help us to walk in obedience to Your Word and to live lives that honor and glorify You. Fill us with Your Spirit, empowering us to resist temptation and to follow Your will. May Your presence be with us every step of the way.

Amen.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Evening Prayer for Sunday, April 14th

Heavenly Father,

As we come to the close of this day, we thank You for Your faithfulness and provision. We are grateful for the opportunities we had to grow in Your Word and fellowship with one another. As we prepare for rest, we ask for Your peace to fill our hearts and minds. May Your presence be with us through the night, guarding us and granting us restful sleep.

Amen.

Letter from the Pastor: Sharing God's Blessings

“Extending God's Kingdom Through Giving”  

Dear Beloved Congregation,

I trust this letter finds you well, basking in the blessings of our gracious Lord. As we embark on this new week, I am reminded of the importance of stewardship and generosity in furthering the work of God's kingdom.

Your faithful support enables us to continue spreading the message of hope and salvation through avenues such as our ongoing message series, "A Call to Holy Living." Through these messages, we are equipping believers to embrace holiness and live lives that glorify God in every aspect.

Your donations play a vital role in ensuring that these messages reach hearts and transform lives. You can contribute to this important work by clicking on the "Buy Me a Cup" button on our website and selecting the appropriate donation option.

Thank you for your continued partnership in ministry. May God bless you abundantly as you give cheerfully and generously to His work.

In His Service,
Brother Jesse  
Co-founder/Sr Chaplain
SFIHG Ministries

Cultivating Reverent Fear: Embracing Holiness in a World of Distractions

I greet you with the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we gather once again to delve deeper into God's Word, I am reminded of the profound call to holy living that resonates throughout Scripture. Last time, we explored the initial verses of 1 Peter, which laid the foundation for our understanding of this divine mandate.

Today, we embark on the next leg of our journey through 1 Peter, focusing specifically on verses 17-20 of the first chapter. In these verses, Peter implores believers to live in reverent fear of God, acknowledging His holiness, His impartial judgment, and the preciousness of the redemption secured through the blood of Jesus Christ.

As we unpack these verses together, may our hearts be stirred to a deeper reverence for our Almighty Creator and a greater commitment to living lives that reflect His holiness. Let us open our hearts and minds to receive God's truth and allow it to transform us from the inside out.

May the Holy Spirit guide us as we delve into His Word and may His presence be palpable among us as we seek to understand and apply His truth to our lives.

Let us delve deeper into the profound concept of reverent fear and its profound significance in our relationship with God. Reverent fear, as we shall discover, is not about being afraid of God in the conventional sense, but rather about cultivating a deep respect, awe, and reverence for His holiness, authority, and majesty. Throughout the Scriptures, we encounter numerous examples of individuals who demonstrated reverent fear in their encounters with the Almighty. Consider Abraham, who displayed profound reverence when he was willing to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice (Genesis 22:12), or Moses, who removed his sandals in awe when he encountered God at the burning bush (Exodus 3:6). Likewise, Isaiah was overwhelmed by a sense of his own unworthiness in the presence of God's holiness (Isaiah 6:5), and the disciples fell on their faces in reverent fear at the transfiguration of Jesus (Matthew 17:6-7).

As we reflect on these examples, we come to understand that reverent fear serves as the foundational aspect of our relationship with God. It is the recognition of His infinite greatness and our utter dependence on Him. Moreover, reverent fear motivates us to obedience, not out of a sense of obligation or fear of punishment, but out of a deep love and reverence for our Creator. Contrary to common misconceptions, reverent fear is not about living in dread or terror of God. Instead, it is about approaching Him with humility, trust, and awe, knowing that He is both just and merciful. Far from being a sign of weakness, reverent fear is a mark of spiritual maturity and wisdom, guiding us into a deeper understanding of God's character and His will for our lives.

By grasping the nature of reverent fear, we lay a solid foundation for our journey of holy living. As we continue to explore this concept, may our hearts be stirred to a deeper reverence for our Almighty Creator and a greater commitment to living lives that reflect His holiness.

Peter's words remind us of the solemn responsibility we have as believers to live in reverent fear during our time on earth. This call is not based on fear of punishment, but rather on a deep reverence for God's holiness and a recognition of His impartial judgment. As children of God, we are called to honor and respect our Heavenly Father, knowing that He judges everyone according to their deeds.

Furthermore, Peter highlights the preciousness of the redemption secured through the blood of Jesus Christ. Our salvation was not purchased with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, the spotless Lamb of God. This profound truth underscores the gravity of our calling to holy living and the sacrificial nature of Christ's atonement on our behalf.

As we reflect on these verses, let us be reminded of the high standard to which we are called as followers of Christ. Living in reverent fear involves a lifestyle characterized by obedience, humility, and devotion to God. It is a continual surrender of our will to His, acknowledging His sovereignty and submitting to His authority in all things.

Peter emphasizes the significance of Christ as the spotless Lamb of God, foreknown before the foundation of the world and revealed in these last times for our sake. This profound truth underscores the sacrificial nature of Christ's atonement on our behalf and highlights the incredible love and mercy of God toward humanity.
As recipients of this redemption, we are called to live in light of the precious blood of Christ. Our lives are not our own; we belong to Him who redeemed us. This realization compels us to live lives of obedience and holiness, reflecting the character of our Savior in all that we do.

Moreover, the reality of redemption reminds us of the great price that was paid for our salvation. It is a humbling and awe-inspiring truth that should lead us to a deeper appreciation of God's grace and a greater commitment to honoring Him with our lives.

As we consider the implications of redemption, let us be motivated to live lives that are worthy of the calling we have received. May we continually surrender ourselves to God's will, allowing His Spirit to guide and empower us to walk in obedience and holiness. Let us strive to live as living testimonies of God's redeeming love, shining brightly in a world that desperately needs to encounter the life-changing power of the Gospel.

Let us explore practical ways to apply the principles of reverent fear and holy living to our daily lives.

Firstly, it's essential for us to examine our hearts in light of God's holiness. This introspection should lead to confession and repentance of any areas where we have fallen short. Additionally, we should cultivate a lifestyle of worship, where every aspect of life is lived unto God's glory. This includes daily devotionals, prayer, and participation in corporate worship gatherings.

Furthermore, we are called to walk in obedience to God's Word, aligning our actions with His commands and principles. This obedience should flow from a heart that reveres and honors God above all else. Seeking accountability from fellow believers can help us stay on track in our journey of holy living, characterized by love, grace, and mutual support.

It's crucial to guard against sin and temptation, recognizing the destructive nature of sin and its hindrance to holy living. This may involve setting boundaries, avoiding situations that could lead to sin, and seeking help when needed. Moreover, we should prioritize growing in grace and allowing God's Spirit to work in our lives, transforming us into the image of Christ.

Finally, we are called to share the Gospel with others and be ambassadors of Christ in our spheres of influence. As we live lives characterized by reverent fear and holy living, we naturally draw others to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

By applying these practical principles to our lives, we can experience the fullness of joy and fulfillment that comes from walking in reverent fear and holy living. Let us commit to living lives that honor and glorify God in all that we do, striving to be faithful stewards of the calling we have received as His children.

As we reflect on the profound truths presented in 1 Peter 1:17-20, let us be stirred to a deeper commitment to living lives characterized by reverent fear and holy living. May we understand the gravity of our calling as children of God, recognizing the preciousness of the redemption secured through the blood of Jesus Christ. As Peter admonishes us, let us live in reverent fear during our time on earth, knowing that God judges everyone impartially. Let us honor Him in all that we do, seeking to align our lives with His will and His Word.
In the face of challenges and temptations, let us stand firm in His grace, drawing strength from His Spirit and His Word. Let us heed the words of Peter and follow his example, living lives that are holy and pleasing to God. May our lives be a testimony to the transforming power of the Gospel, drawing others into a relationship with Jesus Christ.

As we journey forward, let us continually surrender ourselves to God's will, allowing His Spirit to guide and empower us to walk in obedience and holiness. Let us commit to living lives that reflect the character of our Savior, shining brightly in a world that desperately needs to encounter the life-changing power of the Gospel.

Therefore, I challenge each and every one of you to follow the words of Peter and live a life of holiness, marked by reverent fear and obedience to God. Let us strive to honor Him in all that we do, knowing that He is faithful to empower us and lead us on the path of righteousness. Stand firm in His grace, and may His presence be evident in every aspect of your life.

Bible Study for Sunday, April 14th


“Cultivating Reverent Fear”

Summary
In this study, we will explore the concept of reverent fear and its significance in our pursuit of holiness. We will delve into 1 Peter 1:17-20 to understand the call to live in reverent fear and the implications of redemption through Christ's sacrifice.

Bible Verses to Read
  • 1 Peter 1:17-20

Questions
  1. What does it mean to live in reverent fear of God?
  2. How does the understanding of God's holiness and impartial judgment impact our lives?
  3. Reflect on the significance of redemption through Christ's sacrifice. How does this truth shape our understanding of holy living?
  4. In what ways can we cultivate reverent fear in our daily lives?

Instructions
After reading the passage and reflecting on the questions, share your insights and reflections in the comments below.

Morning Prayer for Sunday, April 14th

Almighty God,

As we begin this new day, we lift our hearts in gratitude for Your faithfulness and goodness. Thank You for the gift of life and the opportunity to gather in Your presence. May Your Spirit guide us as we embark on this day, filling us with Your wisdom and strength. Help us to walk in reverent fear of You and to embrace holiness in all that we do. May our lives be a reflection of Your love and grace to those around us. 

Amen.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Evening Prayer for Saturday, April 13th


Dear Lord,

As we prepare to close our eyes in sleep, we thank You for the gift of another day of life. Thank You for Your faithfulness that never fails and Your love that never gives up on us. As we rest tonight, we ask for Your protection over us and our loved ones. Guard us from all harm and danger, and grant us peaceful sleep that restores our bodies and minds. May Your angels watch over us through the night, and may we wake up tomorrow ready to praise You for Your goodness and grace. 

Amen.

Letter from the Pastor: Empowering Lives Through Your Generosity


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I pray this letter finds you well and filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit.

As co-founder and senior chaplain of SFIHGMinistries.org, I am grateful for the opportunity to partner with you in spreading God's plan for salvation to all. Your generosity and support enable us to empower lives and transform communities with the love of Christ.

Today, I humbly ask for your continued financial contributions to our ministry. Your donations allow us to reach more people with the life-changing message of the Gospel, offering hope, healing, and redemption to those in need.

Whether it's through evangelistic campaigns, humanitarian aid projects, or providing resources for spiritual growth and development, your investment in our ministry makes a lasting impact for eternity.

Thank you for your faithful support and commitment to advancing God's kingdom. May He bless you abundantly as you partner with us in sharing His love and grace with the world.

With gratitude and blessings,
Brother Jesse
Co-founder/Sr. Chaplain, SFIHGMinistries.org

Announcement: Second Message in the Series, “A Call to Holy Living"

📅 Save the Date! 📅

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We are excited to announce that the second message in our empowering series, "A Call to Holy Living," will be published this Sunday, April 14, 2024, at noon EDT.

This message, based on 1 Peter 1:17-20, delves into the profound concept of reverent fear and its significance in our pursuit of holiness. As we continue our journey through this transformative series, we invite you to join us in exploring how we can cultivate reverent fear and embrace holiness in a world filled with distractions.

Don't forget to mark your calendars and set your alarms! We encourage you to share this announcement with your friends, family, or anyone in need of God's word. Let's come together in unity to seek wisdom and understanding from His Word.

Stay tuned for this powerful message of inspiration and encouragement.

Blessings,
Brother Jesse
Co-Founder / Sr Chaplain
SFIHGMinistries.org

Bible Study for Saturday, April 13


“Walking in Obedience and Humility”

Summary
Today, we will focus on the importance of walking in obedience and humility as we strive to live holy lives. Through Scripture and discussion, we will explore how obedience to God's Word and humility before Him are essential components of a life of holiness.

Bible Verses to Read
  • James 4:6-10
  • 1 Peter 5:5-7
Questions for Consideration
  1. What is the relationship between obedience and humility in the Christian life?
  2. How does God's grace empower us to walk in obedience and humility (James 4:6-10)?
  3. In what areas of your life do you struggle to submit to God's authority and will?
  4. How can cultivating a spirit of humility help us grow in holiness and dependence on God (1 Peter 5:5-7)?
  5. What steps can you take to cultivate a lifestyle of obedience and humility in your daily walk with the Lord?
Instructions for Participants
After completing each Bible study, we encourage you to post your insights and reflections in the comment section below. Share how God is speaking to you through His Word and how you plan to apply these truths to your life. Let's journey together in pursuit of holiness and encourage one another in our faith!

Morning Prayer for Saturday, April 13

Heavenly Father,

As we gather in prayer on this beautiful morning, we thank You for Your faithfulness and provision in our lives. As we go about our tasks and responsibilities today, we ask for Your wisdom to guide us and Your strength to sustain us. Help us to keep our eyes fixed on You, the author and perfecter of our faith, and to trust in Your promises. May Your grace abound in us, enabling us to love others as You have loved us. May Your peace fill our hearts and Your joy be our strength, now and forevermore. In Jesus' name, we pray.

Amen.

Friday, April 12, 2024

Evening Prayer for Friday, April 12th


Gracious God,

As darkness falls and the stars appear in the sky, we turn to You in prayer. Thank You for the gift of this day and for Your abundant blessings in our lives. As we lay down to rest, we ask for Your peace to fill our hearts and Your grace to sustain us through the night. Protect us from all harm and evil, and grant us restful sleep that restores our bodies and minds. May Your love be our comfort and Your presence our peace as we sleep tonight.

In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

Letter from the Pastor: Building God's Kingdom Together


Dear Beloved Friends,

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. As we continue our journey of faith, I am continually amazed by the generosity and compassion of our community.

I write to you today with a humble request for your support in building God's kingdom through our ministry. As co-founder and senior chaplain of SFIHGMinistries.org, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of the Gospel in the lives of individuals and communities.

Your donations play a crucial role in enabling us to share and spread God's plan for salvation to all. Whether it's through evangelistic outreaches, discipleship programs, or supporting missionaries around the world, your contributions make a tangible difference in advancing the work of the Gospel.

I invite you to prayerfully consider partnering with us in this important mission. Together, we can reach more souls with the love and grace of Jesus Christ and make a lasting impact for eternity.

Thank you for your faithful support and commitment to the Great Commission. May God bless you abundantly as you sow into His kingdom and invest in the salvation of souls.

In Christ's love,
Brother Jesse
Co-founder/Sr. Chaplain, SFIHGMinistries.org

Letter from the Pastor for Friday, April 12


“Cultivating a Mindset of Holiness”

Dear Friends,

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! I trust you are all doing well and experiencing the abundant blessings of our Heavenly Father.

Today, I want to encourage you to cultivate a mindset of holiness in every area of your life. As we discussed yesterday, holiness is not merely a set of rules or regulations to follow, but a way of life that flows from a heart surrendered to God.

Let us be intentional about guarding our thoughts, focusing on spiritual truths, and practicing discipline and self-control. May the Word of God be our constant companion, guiding and shaping our minds according to His will.

As you go about your day, remember that you are called to be holy because God is holy (1 Peter 1:16). Let this truth be the foundation upon which you build your life, and may it empower you to live in a manner worthy of the calling you have received.

With love and blessings,
Brother Jesse
SFIHGMinistries.org

Bible Study for Friday, April 12


“The Pursuit of Holiness in Daily Life”

Summary
Today, we will discuss how to integrate the pursuit of holiness into every aspect of our daily lives. Through Scripture and reflection, we will explore practical ways to honor God in our relationships, work, and personal habits.

Bible Verses to Read
  • Colossians 3:17, 23-24
  • Thessalonians 4:3-7
Questions for Consideration
  1. How can we honor God in everything we do, whether in word or deed (Colossians 3:17)?
  2. What does it mean to work "as for the Lord" rather than for men (Colossians 3:23-24)?
  3. In what ways can we pursue holiness in our relationships with others (1 Thessalonians 4:3-7)?
  4. How can we maintain our commitment to holiness in the midst of worldly influences and pressures?
  5. What practical steps can you take to integrate the pursuit of holiness into your daily routine and activities?
Instructions for Participants
After completing each Bible study, we encourage you to post your insights and reflections in the comment section below. Share how God is speaking to you through His Word and how you plan to apply these truths to your life. Let's journey together in pursuit of holiness and encourage one another in our faith!

Morning Prayer for Friday, April 12

Dear Lord,

We come before You this morning with hearts full of gratitude for the blessings of another day. As we step into the opportunities and challenges that await us, we ask for Your guidance and protection. Strengthen us with Your Spirit, that we may stand firm in our faith and walk in obedience to Your will. Help us to be agents of Your grace and ambassadors of Your love, shining brightly in a world that is often dark and troubled. May Your peace reign in our hearts, and Your glory be revealed through our lives. In Your precious name, we pray.

Amen.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Evening Prayer for Thursday, April 11th


Heavenly Father,

As the day comes to a close, we lift our voices in praise and adoration to You. Thank You for Your faithfulness that never fails, and Your love that never ends. As we prepare for sleep, we ask for Your protection over us and our loved ones. Guard us from all harm and danger, and grant us peaceful rest that rejuvenates our bodies and souls. May Your presence surround us through the night, and may we wake up tomorrow refreshed and ready to serve You with all our hearts. 

Amen.

Letter from the Pastor: Advancing God's Kingdom Together


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! I trust this letter finds you well and filled with the joy of the Lord.

I am writing to you today with a heartfelt request for your support in advancing God's kingdom through our ministry. As followers of Christ, we are called to be ambassadors of His love and salvation to a world in need. Your partnership in this mission is invaluable.

Through your generous donations, we can continue to share and spread God's plan for salvation to all. Whether it's through outreach events, digital media platforms, or supporting local and global missions, your contributions make a real and lasting impact on the lives of countless individuals.

I invite you to prayerfully consider making a financial contribution to our ministry. Your investment in the work of the Gospel will reap eternal rewards as souls are won for Christ and lives are transformed by His grace.

Thank you for your faithful support and commitment to the Great Commission. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of others and bring glory to God's name.

With gratitude and blessings,
Brother Jesse
SFIHGMinistries.org

Letter from the Pastor for Thursday, April 11


“Overcoming Challenges in the Journey”

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I trust this letter finds you well and encouraged in your faith journey. Today, I want to remind you that no matter what challenges or obstacles you may be facing, you are not alone. Our God is faithful, and He is with us every step of the way.

Yesterday, we discussed the challenges we encounter in our pursuit of holiness and the importance of relying on God's strength and provision to overcome them. Let us be encouraged to stand firm in our faith, knowing that God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble.

I encourage you to take some time today to reflect on the promises of God's Word and to lift up your concerns and burdens to Him in prayer. He is always listening, and He cares deeply for you.

As we continue our journey of faith together, let us encourage one another and hold fast to the hope we have in Christ.

With love and prayers,
Brother Jesse
SFIHGMinistries.org

Bible Study for Thursday, April 11


“Cultivating a Mindset of Holiness”

Summary
Today, we will explore practical ways to cultivate a mindset of holiness in our daily lives. Through Scripture and discussion, we will discover how to guard our thoughts, focus on spiritual truths, and practice discipline and self-control.

Bible Verses to Read
  • Proverbs 4:23
  • Philippians 4:8
Questions for Consideration
  1. Why is it important to guard our hearts and minds (Proverbs 4:23)?
  2. How can focusing on "whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable" shape our mindset (Philippians 4:8)?
  3. What are some practical ways to filter out negative influences and cultivate a positive thought life?
  4. How can spiritual disciplines such as prayer, meditation, and fasting help us cultivate a mindset of holiness?
  5. In what areas of your life do you need to exercise more discipline and self-control in order to live in accordance with God's standards of holiness?
Instructions for Participants
After completing each Bible study, we encourage you to post your insights and reflections in the comment section below. Share how God is speaking to you through His Word and how you plan to apply these truths to your life. Let's journey together in pursuit of holiness and encourage one another in our faith!

Morning Prayer for Thursday, April 11

Loving Father,

As we begin this day, we entrust ourselves into Your loving care. Renew our strength and refresh our spirits, that we may serve You faithfully and wholeheartedly. Grant us discernment to recognize Your voice amidst the noise of the world, and courage to follow where You lead. May Your Word be a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path, guiding us in righteousness and truth. Fill us with Your peace that surpasses all understanding, and may Your presence abide with us throughout this day and always. In Jesus' name, we pray.

Amen.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Evening Prayer for Wednesday, April 10th


Dear Lord,

As we prepare to sleep, we reflect on the events of this day with hearts full of thanksgiving. Thank You for Your unfailing love and mercy that sustain us each moment. As we close our eyes tonight, we ask for Your peace to envelop us and Your presence to comfort us. May we find rest in Your promises and wake up tomorrow with renewed strength and joy. Bless us, O Lord, as we rest, and keep us safe in Your loving care. 

In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

Letter from the Pastor: Partnering in God's Mission


Dear Friends and Supporters,

I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude for your ongoing support and generosity towards our ministry. Your faithful partnership enables us to fulfill our mission of sharing God's love and spreading His message of salvation to a world in need.

As we embark on this journey together, I want to invite you to consider becoming a monthly partner with us. Your recurring donations provide a stable foundation for our ministry operations and enable us to plan and execute our outreach efforts more effectively.

By becoming a monthly partner, you are joining us in our commitment to advancing God's kingdom and making a lasting impact in the lives of others. Your consistent support ensures that we can continue reaching souls with the life-changing power of the Gospel, both now and in the future.

Thank you for prayerfully considering this opportunity to partner with us in God's mission. May the Lord bless you abundantly as you sow seeds of faithfulness and generosity into His kingdom.

With gratitude,
Brother Jesse
Pastor, SFIHGMinistries.org

Mid-Week Message - Not Perfect But Created Perfectly

 "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."  Psalm 139:14 (NIV)

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."  John 3:16 (NIV)

As most young people do, I daydreamed about having the perfect life.  Once I became an adult, I would find the perfect job then rent the perfect apartment.  I would find a perfect husband, settle down and have perfect children, live in a perfect neighborhood and spend the rest of my life in the perfect happily ever after.  There was one large detail that I failed to consider though.  I, myself, wasn't perfect.

I went to a wonderful college.  Not perfect, but it certainly met my needs as far as education goes.  I met great friends there.  They weren't perfect either, but I loved them and still keep in touch with many of them today.  When I lived in an apartment during my last year, the air conditioner had continual problems and the upstairs bathroom floor sank down in one place.  It wasn't perfect but I have very happy memories of my times with the two women that I shared it with.  My jobs weren't perfect either.  In fact, during a couple of them I threw up every night because of the nerves I had about returning the next day.  They were extremely stressful.  But, they did pay my bills.  I didn't marry until the age of 33.  My husband was handpicked by the Lord just for me, and while he isn't perfect, I couldn't love him more.  We have one child and although as her mother I tend to think she is perfect, I guess she isn't in reality.  

I have come to realize that we weren't created to be perfect.  However, we are created perfectly.  God knew just what He was doing when He gave us our bodies and personalities.  He knew we would have weaknesses and that we would make mistakes but He also used those "imperfections" to teach us about Himself and to show us our need for a Redeemer.  Had He created us as perfect beings, what need would we have for Him?  

None of us are perfect.  Not physically, mentally, emotionally or even spiritually.  However, we are being perfected through our relationship with Jesus and one day, when we live with Him in Heaven, we will be perfect.  And what better way to say "thank you" than to spend eternity praising our Creator and Perfector?

This week will bring many reminders of just how imperfect we are.  I pray that you will be encouraged in the knowledge that being imperfect does not mean that you were not created perfectly.  Praise the Lord!  He knows everything about us and loves us still.  God bless you!

Bible Study for Wednesday, April 10


“Overcoming Challenges in the Journey”

Summary
Today, we will discuss the challenges and obstacles we face in our journey of holiness. Through Scripture and reflection, we will explore how to overcome these challenges with the help of God's strength and provision.

Bible Verses to Read
  • Ephesians 6:10-18
  • 1 Corinthians 10:13
Questions for Consideration
  1. What are some common challenges or obstacles you encounter in your pursuit of holiness?
  2. How can we stand firm against spiritual warfare and the schemes of the enemy (Ephesians 6:10-18)?
  3. How does God's faithfulness and provision give us hope in the midst of trials and temptations (1 Corinthians 10:13)?
  4. In what ways can we support and encourage one another in overcoming challenges in our journey of faith?
  5. How can prayer and reliance on God's Word strengthen us to persevere in the face of adversity?
Instructions for Participants
After completing each Bible study, we encourage you to post your insights and reflections in the comment section below. Share how God is speaking to you through His Word and how you plan to apply these truths to your life. Let's journey together in pursuit of holiness and encourage one another in our faith!

Morning Prayer for Wednesday, April 10

Gracious God,

We come before You this morning with thanksgiving and praise for the countless blessings You have bestowed upon us. As we face the challenges of this day, we ask for Your guidance and wisdom to navigate through them with grace and integrity. Help us to be a light in the midst of darkness, showing Your love and compassion to all whom we encounter. Fill us afresh with Your Spirit, that we may walk in obedience and humility. May Your will be done in our lives and Your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. In Your holy name, we pray. 

Amen.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Evening Prayer for Tuesday, April 9th


Gracious God,

As darkness falls and the day comes to an end, we turn to You in gratitude and praise. Thank You for the opportunities we had today to experience Your goodness and grace. As we rest our heads on our pillows tonight, we ask for Your protection over our homes and families. Guard us from harm and evil, and grant us peaceful sleep that restores our bodies and minds. May Your angels watch over us through the night, and may we wake up tomorrow ready to glorify You in all we do. 

Amen.

Letter from the Pastor: Joining Hands for God's Kingdom



Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I am writing to you today with a humble request for your support in furthering the work of God's kingdom through our ministry. As followers of Christ, we are called to be His hands and feet in the world, sharing His love and proclaiming His truth to all nations.

Your generous donations play a vital role in enabling us to fulfill this mission. Whether it's providing for the needs of the less fortunate, equipping believers for ministry, or spreading the message of salvation, your partnership empowers us to make a tangible impact in the lives of others.

I want to invite you to prayerfully consider how you can contribute to this important work. Your financial support, no matter the amount, makes a difference and helps us reach more souls with the hope of the Gospel.

Together, let us join hands in unity and purpose as we advance God's kingdom and glorify His name.

In Christ's service,
Brother Jesse
Pastor, SFIHGMinistries.org

Letter from the Pastor for Tuesday, April 9


“Living as Children of God”

Dear Beloved,

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! As we embark on this new day, I am reminded of the precious truth that we are children of God, dearly loved and cherished by our Heavenly Father.

Yesterday, we explored what it means to live as children of God and the profound implications of this truth for our daily lives. Let us be encouraged to walk in the confidence of our identity, knowing that we are heirs of God's kingdom and co-heirs with Christ.

As we go about our day, may we reflect the love, grace, and compassion of our Heavenly Father to everyone we encounter. Let us be channels of His blessings, bringing hope and encouragement to those in need.

Remember the words of 1 John 3:1: "See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" May this truth fill your heart with joy and gratitude today.

With love and prayers,
Brother Jesse
SFIHGMinistries.org

Bible Study for Tuesday, April 9


“Living as Children of God”

Summary
Today, we will reflect on our identity as children of God and the implications of this truth for our daily lives. Through Scripture and discussion, we will explore what it means to live as heirs of God's kingdom.

Bible Verses to Read
  • Galatians 3:26-27
  • 1 John 3:1-3
Questions for Consideration
  1. What does it mean to be a child of God, and how does this identity shape our perspective and behavior?
  2. How does being "clothed with Christ" (Galatians 3:27) impact the way we live and interact with others?
  3. How does our adoption into God's family affect the way we view ourselves and others?
  4. In what ways can we more fully embrace our identity as children of God in our daily lives?
  5. How does the hope of our future inheritance motivate us to live holy lives here and now?
Instructions for Participants
After completing each Bible study, we encourage you to post your insights and reflections in the comment section below. Share how God is speaking to you through His Word and how you plan to apply these truths to your life. Let's journey together in pursuit of holiness and encourage one another in our faith!

Morning Prayer for Tuesday, April 9

Heavenly Father,

As we gather in prayer this morning, we lift up our hearts to You in humility and surrender. Grant us Your peace that surpasses all understanding, and fill us with Your joy that strengthens us for the day ahead. Help us to be mindful of Your presence in every moment, trusting in Your goodness and faithfulness. May Your love overflow in our hearts and spill out into the lives of those around us. Guide us by Your Spirit and lead us in paths of righteousness, for Your name's sake. In Jesus' name, we pray.

Amen.

Monday, April 8, 2024

Evening Prayer for Monday, April 8th


Heavenly Father,

As we conclude another day, we thank You for Your faithfulness and provision in our lives. We surrender to You any worries or concerns that may weigh on our hearts, trusting in Your perfect plan and provision. Grant us restful sleep tonight, free from anxiety and fear, and fill our dreams with Your peace and presence. May we wake up tomorrow with renewed strength and purpose to serve You faithfully. 

In Your loving name, we pray. Amen.

Letter from the Pastor: Investing in Eternal Impact


Dear Friends,

I trust this letter finds you well and blessed by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we reflect on the eternal significance of our ministry endeavors, I am reminded of the words of Jesus in Matthew 6:20: "But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal."

Your generous donations to our ministry are an investment in eternal impact. With every contribution, you are sowing seeds that will bear fruit for the kingdom of God for years to come. Whether it's supporting our mission trips, funding outreach events, or providing resources for discipleship, your partnership enables us to make a lasting difference in the lives of others.

I want to thank you for your faithful stewardship and sacrificial giving. Your generosity not only blesses our ministry but also demonstrates your commitment to advancing God's kingdom and spreading His love to the ends of the earth.

May the Lord richly bless you as you continue to invest in His work and store up treasures in heaven.

With gratitude,
Brother Jesse
Pastor, SFIHGMinistries.org

Letter from the Pastor for Monday, April 8


“Embracing the Call to Holiness”

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As we gather together on this beautiful Monday morning, I am filled with a deep sense of gratitude for each and every one of you. Your dedication to seeking after God and pursuing holiness inspires me daily, and I am blessed to walk alongside you in this journey of faith.

Today, I want to remind you of the powerful message we heard yesterday on embracing the call to holiness. As children of God, we are called to live lives that reflect the character of our Heavenly Father. 
Let us be encouraged to set aside anything that hinders us from fully embracing this call and to press forward with renewed determination and purpose.

May the words of 1 Peter 1:16 echo in our hearts today: "For the Scriptures say, 'You must be holy because I am holy.'" Let us strive to embody this truth in every aspect of our lives, knowing that God's grace empowers us to live victoriously.

I am praying for each of you as you continue to seek after God and pursue holiness. May His presence be tangible in your lives today and always.

In Christ's love,
Brother Jesse
SFIHGMinistries.org

Bible Study for Monday, April 8


“The Renewal of the Mind”

Summary
Today, we will delve into the concept of renewing our minds according to the truth of God's Word. Through Scripture and reflection, we will explore the transformative power of aligning our thoughts with the mind of Christ.

Bible Verses to Read
  • Romans 12:2
  • Philippians 4:8
Questions for Consideration
  1. What does it mean to "be transformed by the renewing of your mind" (Romans 12:2)?
  2. How can meditating on "whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable" impact our mindset (Philippians 4:8)?
  3. What are some common thought patterns or beliefs that may need to be renewed in your life?
  4. How can you actively engage in the process of renewing your mind on a daily basis?
  5. What role does Scripture play in the renewal of your mind, and how can you incorporate it more effectively into your life?
Instructions for Participants
After completing each Bible study, we encourage you to post your insights and reflections in the comment section below. Share how God is speaking to you through His Word and how you plan to apply these truths to your life. Let's journey together in pursuit of holiness and encourage one another in our faith!

Morning Prayer for Monday, April 8

Dear Lord,

As we embark on this new week, we commit our plans and aspirations into Your hands. Grant us clarity of mind and purpose as we face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Help us to be diligent in our work, compassionate in our interactions, and steadfast in our faith. May Your presence go before us, leading and guiding us in all that we do. Fill us with Your grace and strength, that we may glorify You in every aspect of our lives. In Your precious name, we pray.

Amen.