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Unity Prayer Day

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In the midst of tragedy and uncertainty, pastors from 11 local churches have been praying for unity in the community and in the nation.

These pastors began meeting shortly after the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, and now they are inviting the community to join Without Walls, a public day of activities, food, fellowship and prayer at the city of Lexington’s Breeden Insurance Amphitheatre from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 14

Pastors Eddie Scott of Life in the Word and Matt Leonard of Journey Church don’t take credit for bringing the group together.

“It was formed by God,” Leonard offered, describing the group’s origins. He approached Scott at breakfast shortly after a conference focused on the topic of unity and left with a desire to “do something. That urging led to a subsequent breakfast with Scott.

“We were just fellowshipping at breakfast one morning. I began to share with them a vision of churches coming together and us praying for the city and the nation,” Scott explained.

The two were immediately on one accord.

“Matt and myself clicked instantly and began to work toward that and talk to other pastors so we could pray together,” Scott said.

The group wishes to see churches unite and be an example for the community.

“We want to unify churches as well. So often churches compete with each other, but we all want the same thing,” Leonard assured. “We wanted to see the church be one and get rid of the division to come together and work together and love our community.”

Ben Landes, associate pastor at First Alliance Church, one of the organizers for Without Walls Day of Prayer, is coordinating volunteers for the three hours of prayer and praise time. Volunteers will host games for kids and serve free hot dogs and snacks. The event will feature music from praise bands from Journey Church, Life in the Word and Servant House Ministry. Various pastors will speak for five to 10 minutes throughout the day, but Landes explained the primary focus is prayer.

“We thought it would be great to do something in our community to show the unity of Christ and show people the love,” he said.

People are invited to pray in small groups and the ministers will provide a prayer tent for more specific needs.

“There are so many hurting people right now. As we pray, we can see the power of God and the different resolutions people need in their lives” Scott opined. “Prayer is important because it’s the avenue that God chooses to work in order for things to take place in the earth. He has chosen to partner with us in the earth for his will to be done.”

For information about the Without Walls Day of Prayer, contact Pastor Ben Landes at First Alliance Church at 336-619-4119 or email

Antionette Kerr is a freelance writer who calls Lexington home.

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What's In Your Fiery Furnace

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Once again God spoke through first lady Co-Pastor Barbara Davis with passion and power.  She proposed a few questions; what's in your fiery furnace?  Are there scars buried so deep inside of you that you have finally come to the conclusion you cannot fix them yourself? Is reality staring you in the face? Well, only Jesus can heal you by humbling yourself and acknowledging you need Him.  She spoke on how acknowledgment is good for the soul, especially your own.

"Don't be a leaky Christian they received the word of God, but it comes out as quickly as it goes in".

Lady Davis spoke on how God did his work. How Jesus suffered,  was beaten, whipped, flesh torn from his body, and bruised. She also indicated all the suffering and pain that he went through for us [Isaiah 53: 5]. Now here's the question; are you willing to at least meet God halfway? It was not easy for Him, what makes you think that it will be easy for you?  It is better to suffer with Christ, to go through and achieve than to stay in pain and die in sin. She also spoke of seeking his face. Seek the Lord and study to learn the things that please Him. It is not a great mystery to want to know the things that put a smile on the face of the one who loves you so. For the Lord should always come first [Matthews 6:33]. 

Another topic she spoke on was lust. Women who are seeking a husband ...STOP...!  If it is a husband that you desire, let God bring him to you. OR "You can find yourself only with a pair of pants".

If it is a husband that you desire, let God bring him to you. OR "You can find yourself a pair of pants".

She emphasized how important it is to listen to your leaders in your church. They constantly seek the face of God and study His word because they care for every soul of their flock. Lady Davis also spoke on the subject of restoring health [Exodus 15: 26]. God is faithful to heal you and the wonderful thing about it is "when He heals you "he doesn't leave scars".

Having fear of the Lord, meaning having great respect for the Lord. Giving him reverence and loving Him with all that is in you.

First lady Davis spoke on shame, don't be afraid to talk to your children about your life experiences. Let them know that your life wasn't perfect. You had to learn the ways of the Lord also. Teach them to bring the Lord into their heart and mind, and in all things, see His goodness.  Plant good seed into them so that when you are not around, the Word, will always whisper in their ears.

We say we love Him, let this be the day that we show Him!


You can listen to the service below.

Check out photos of the affair below.

What's in Your Fiery Furnace - Lady Davis

"I AM FREE" Praise Dance by; Kenya Kelly

"Don't Pray & Worry" Praise Dance by; Michelle Cuthbertson