A Table for Two

As we get ready to begin a brand new series on Sunday’s here at First Christian Church Orangefield on prayer, I would like to share one of my favorite illustrations about prayer.

 

He sits by himself at a table for two.  The uniformed waiter appears at his side.  “Would you like to go ahead and order, sir?”  The man has, after all, been waiting since seven o’clock—almost half an hour.

 

“No, thank you,” the man says with a smile.  “I’ll wait for her a while longer.  How about some more coffee?”

 

“Certainly, sir.”

 

The man sits, his deep brown eyes gazing straight through the flowered centerpiece.  He fingers his napkin, allowing the sounds of light chatter, tinkling silverware, and mellow music to fill his mind.  Dressed in a sport coat and tie with his dark brown hair neatly combed, he projects a clean-cut and welcoming image.  You get the sense that he wants his companion to feel important, respected, loved.  Yet he’s not so formal as to make one uncomfortable.  Having taken every precaution to make others feel at ease with him, still, he sits alone.  The waiter returns to fill the man’s coffee cup.

 


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Bible Reading Plan June 20-26, 2016

Monday, June 20

  • Luke 5:1-11
  • Philippians 1:12-20
  • Psalm 119:113-120
  • 2 Kings 4
  • 2 Kings 5

 


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Bible Reading Plan June 13-19, 2016

Monday, June 13

  • Luke 3:1-20
  • Ephesians 4:25-32
  • Psalm 119:65-72
  • 1 Kings 13
  • 1 Kings 14

 


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Bible Reading Plan June 6-12, 2016

Monday, June 6

  • Luke 1:39-56
  • Ephesians 2:1-10
  • Psalm 119:17-24
  • 1 Kings 4
  • 1 Kings 5

 


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Bible Reading Plan May 30-June 5, 2016

Monday, May 30

  • Mark 15:33-41
  • Galatians 5:1-12
  • Psalm 116
  • 2 Samuel 20
  • 2 Samuel 21

 


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Bible Readings May 23-29, 2016

Monday, May 23

  • Mark 14:32-42
  • Galatians 1
  • Psalm 110
  • 2 Samuel 8
  • 2 Samuel 9
  • 2 Samuel 10

 


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Bible Reading May 16-22, 2016

Monday, May 16

  • Mark 12:35-44
  • 2 Corinthians 10
  • Psalm 105
  • 1 Samuel 24
  • 1 Samuel 25
 


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Bible Reading May 9-15, 2016

Monday, May 9

  • Mark 11:1-11
  • 2 Corinthians 4
  • Psalm 99
  • 1 Samuel 11
  • 1 Samuel 12
  • 1 Samuel 13

 


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May 2016 Calendar

May 4
     11:30 am   Area Minister’s Lunch (Cafe del Rio-Beaumont)
     5-8  pm    Blood Drive
 
May 5
    11:30 am   National Day of Prayer Event (Bridge City Park)
     5:30 pm    OF Prayer Walk Meeting (FBC Orangefield)
 

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Bible Readins May 2-8, 2016

Monday, May 2

  • Mark 9:1-13
  • 1 Corinthians 15:29-58
  • Psalm 93
  • Ruth 2
  • Ruth 3

 


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