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Differing Perspectives of Week 4’s Verses—Electronic Version of the Book

Here are the links for Week 4’s verses (for the electronic version of the book) as presented in six alternate versions of the Bible. Hopefully, these reference sources will enhance your understanding of each devotion’s scriptural foundation.
 
Date Oct. 3 Oct. 4 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 7
Passage Matthew 6:9-13 Ephesians 3:14-19 Colossians 1:9-12 Ephesians 1:17-19 1 Chronicles 4:10
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New International (NIV) Link Link Link Link Link
King James (KJV) Link Link Link Link Link
Contemporary English (CEV) Link Link Link Link Link
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40-Day Prayer Challenge Week 4 Begins on October 3—Electronic Version of the Book

The associated topics and Bible passages for Week 4 for the electronic version of the book are shown below:
 
Oct. 3: Our Lord’s Model Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)
 
Oct. 4: A Ladder of Prayer (Ephesians 3:14-19)
 
Oct. 5: A Prayer for Spiritual Riches (Colossians 1:9-12)
 
Oct. 6: A Prayer to Know God Better (Ephesians 1:17-19)
 
Oct. 7: The Prayer of Jabez (1 Chronicles 4:10)
 
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Differing Perspectives of Week 4’s Verses—Printed Version of the Book

Here are the links for Week 4’s verses (for the printed version of the book) as presented in six alternate versions of the Bible. Hopefully, these reference sources will enhance your understanding of each devotion’s scriptural foundation.
 
Date Oct. 3 Oct. 4 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 7
Passage Luke 11:5-8 Ezekiel 22:30-31 1 Timothy 2:1-4 Job 42:7-9 Romans 10:1
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40-Day Prayer Challenge Week 4 Begins on October 3—Printed Version of the Book

The associated topics and Bible passages for Week 4 for the printed version of the book are shown below:
 
Oct. 3: What Is Intercession? (Luke 11:5-8)
 
Oct. 4: God Seeks Intercessors (Ezekiel 22:30-31)
 
Oct. 5: The Scope of Intercession (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
 
Oct. 6: Interceding for Those Who Can’t Pray for Themselves (Job 42:7-9)
 
Oct. 7: Interceding for the Unsaved (Romans 10:1)
 
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Differing Perspectives of Week 3’s Verses—Printed Version of the Book

The devotions for Week 3 from the printed version of the book were not reported correctly last week. Until then, we were unaware that the printed and electronic versions of the book do not have the chapters in the same order. We apologize for not spotting this difference sooner. Here are the links for Week 3’s verses (for the printed version of the book) as presented in six alternate versions of the Bible. Hopefully, these reference sources will enhance your understanding of each devotion’s scriptural foundation.

Date Sept. 26 Sept. 27 Sept. 28 Sept. 29 Sept. 30
Passage Hebrews 4:16 Matthew 7:9-11 1 John 5:14-15 Philippians 4:6-7 2 Corinthians 12:7-9
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The Message (MSG) Link Link Link Link Link
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40-Day Prayer Challenge Week 3 Began on September 26—Printed Version of the Book

The devotions for Week 3 from the printed version of the book were not reported correctly last week. Until then, we were unaware that the printed and electronic versions of the book do not have the chapters in the same order. We apologize for not spotting this difference sooner. The associated topics and Bible passages for Week 3 for the printed version of the book are shown below:
 
Sept. 26: Asking for Ourselves (Hebrews 4:16)
 
Sept. 27: Asking for Good Things (Matthew 7:9-11)
 
Sept. 28: Getting What We Ask For (1 John 5:14-15)
 
Sept. 29: The Cure for Anxiety (Philippians 4:6-7)
 
Sept. 30: When God Says “No” (2 Corinthians 12:7-9)
 
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Correction Notice

Late last week we became aware of an issue related to our blog postings for the 40-Day Prayer Challenge. Basically, most people at FPTC are using a printed copy of the book, Love to Pray by Alvin VanderGriend. Dr. VanderGriend was kind enough to provide us with an electronic version of the book that could be used on a computer screen by those of us who are vision impaired and need a larger font size—including the person coordinating this blog!
 
Unfortunately, we now know that these two versions of the book are not identical. The scriptural passages and text for each devotion do match exactly, but the order of the chapters differs for some weeks. For Weeks 1 and 2, both versions of the book covered the same contents. That was not the case for Week 3, however. Last week’s blog reminder for the devotions to be studied and the links to multiple versions of the scriptural text reflected the electronic version of the book. We apologize to all of you who are using the printed version of the book and were confused by this information.
 
In order to get all of us who are following the 40-Day Prayer Challenge, we are posting the information for Week 3 for both the printed and electronic versions of the book today. We will post both versions for Week 4 tomorrow. We hope this will give you an opportunity to get back into the sequence that matches the version of the book you are using. Thanks for your understanding.


New Members Class

NEW MEMBERS CLASS

Saturday, October 22nd 9:00am-1:00pm Gold Room

Light Lunch Served/Childcare available with RSVP

Are you interested in becoming a member of our congregation? Do you have questions about what it means to be a Presbyterian? Then this class is just for YOU!!!  Come with your questions for Pastor Eric and learn about what it means to be a member of our church community. RSVP through the church office at 253-272-3286 or email Karen Ackerson at kackerson@fpctacoma.org

 



MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Fundraiser

MOPS FUNDRAISER

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is now accepting donations for their fundraiser with Clothes for the Cause through October 24th
Bring garbage bags full of unneeded textiles to the South Chapel stage. Items accepted for this fundraiser include: clothing, shoes, rugs, stuffed animals, fabric, bedding (except bedroom pillows). If items are not in a condition to be used again, they will be recycled. Thank you for supporting MOPS! 

For questions contact Erin Coxcox.at erine@gmail.com

 

 



Bible Memory Sign Up Month

BIBLE MEMORY SIGN UP MONTH

It’s time to sign up for Bible Memory. A sign-up table will be set up in Fellowship Hall for the month of October. Stop by during coffee hour to get more information on this wonderful program.

Any questions contact Diana Farrell 253-376-5153 dianaefarrell@yahoo.com or Sonja West &  Rita Martin.

 




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