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Congratulations!  You've reached the website of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association, with churches in 31 cities of southern Los Angeles County.  Welcome!  We exist to Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip the leadership of local churches, empowering them to make disciples and launch new churches and ministries.  We are here to empower our pastors and church leaders to run their RACE--Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip!


SIG Alert!

40 Weekdays of Prayer for the Pastors, Churches, Cities, and Requests of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association.  See Prayer Resources above for full lists and definition of "SIG Alert."  

Day 17 – John 11.41-42: Father, I thank you that you have heard me.  I knew that you always heard me.  Psalm 2.7-8: You are My Son, today I have begotten You.  Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance . . . .

  1. Pray that, like Jesus, we will be such sons and daughters that we will know that our heavenly Father always hears our prayers, and gives to us what He has promised to us.
  2. Pray for Trinity Christian Church, their pastor Rev. Delano Blackwell, their church leaders, and congregation.
  3. Pray for the True Gospel Missionary Baptist Church, their pastor Rev. Alma Marshall, his wife Virginia and their family, their church leaders, and congregation.  Pray God will provide a new facility for them in which to meet.
  4. Pray for the city of Rancho Palos Verdes, their elected and appointed officials, their citizens, and for God’s will to be done in that city.
  5. Pray that the unmarried and married children of our churches’ pastors and members will be blessed in their walks with the Lord, and learn from Him how to do all that He calls each one to do.

Thoughts for Thinking: (Changed Mondays & Thursdays.)

Prayer Impacts New York City and the Nation

It was not a good time for churches in downtown Manhattan, and the North Dutch Reformed Church on Fulton Street resorted to creative measures, hiring a businessman named Jeremiah Lanphier as a sort of outreach minister. He knocked on doors in the neighborhood and distributed pamphlets and Bibles, but response generally was dismal.

“One day as I was walking along the streets,” Lanphier wrote in his journal, “the idea was suggested to my mind that an hour of prayer, from twelve to one o’clock, would be beneficial to businessmen.” The idea blossomed: a weekly prayer time open to anyone, bankers to broom-pushers. Come when you can, leave when you must. Handbills advertised the first meeting – at noon on September 23, 1857.

Lanphier waited for the first attenders. No one showed up for the first thirty minutes. Then one man straggled in, then another. The hour ended with six men present, praying. The following week there were twenty, the next week forty. Soon a hundred. Rooms were packed. The church had to ask another church to handle the overflow. When churches ran out of room, the prayer meetings moved to theaters.

By March, 1858, the New York Times could report that Burton ‘s Theater on Chambers Street was packed as famous preacher Henry Ward Beecher led a crowd of 3,000 in prayer. Some estimate that up to a million people became Christians in the 1857-58 revival.

Many who do come into the secret place, and who are God’s children, enter it and leave it just as they entered, without ever so much as realizing the presence of God. And there are some believers who, even when they do obtain a blessing, and get a little quickening of soul, leave the secret place without seeking more. They go to their chamber, and there get into the secret place, but then, as soon as they have got near to Him, they think they have been peculiarly blessed, and leave their chamber, and go back into the world… Oh, how is it that the Lord’s own people have so little perseverance? How is it that when they do enter into their place of prayer to be alone, they are so easily persuaded to be turned away empty; instead of wrestling with God to pour out His Spirit, they retire from the secret place without the answer, and submit to it as being God’s will.  —William C. Burns

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?  —Corrie ten Boom

The central problem of our age is not liberalism or modernism, nor the old Roman Catholicism or the new Roman Catholicism, nor the threat of communism, nor even the threat of rationalism and the monolithic consensus which surrounds us [nor, I would add today, postmodernism or materialistic consumerism or visceral sensualism or whatever].  All these are dangerous but not the primary threat.  The real problem is this: the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, individually or corporately, tending to do the Lord’s work in the power of the flesh rather than of the Spirit.  The central problem is always in the midst of the people of God, not in the circumstances surrounding them.  —Francis A. Schaeffer, No Little People (Wheaton, 2003), page 66.

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.  —Desmond Tutu

Non Sequitor cartoon: man and woman viewing sign on St. Peter’s entrance desk to heaven.  The man says, “I always wondered how they could achieve peace and tranquility here for an eternity.”  The sign says, “No religion beyond this point.”  This is actually true, since Christianity is not a religion, but a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  —Richard Graham

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.  —Michael Jordan

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.  —Albert Einstein

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.  —Stephen Covey

Just love everyone.  I’ll sort ‘em out later.  —God.  Church sign

Knowledge is proud that she knows so much; wisdom is humble that she knows no more. —William Cowper

There is a core difference between sharing the gospel with the lost and imposing a specific moral standard on the unconverted. —Rosaria Butterfield

We don't know them all, but we owe them all.  —Unknown

We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.  —Theodore Roosevelt

Home of the free, because of the brave.  —Unknown

One truth stands firm.  All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual.  If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history.  If it is weak, it suffers world history.  --Albert Schweitzer

We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  --Thomas Jefferson

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.  --Thomas Jefferson

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Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association
11844 East Centralia Street
Office hours vary-pls call first
Lakewood, California 90715
Mailing Address
4508-A Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, California 90807
Phone 562-676-5640 or 562-676-5740
Mobile 562-676-5640
Regular Schedule  
  • Praying Each Day for the Salvation of 3 Million Lost People!
  • Prayer Fellowship 2nd Wednesday of each month at succeeding churches (see calendar at left)
  • Pastor's Breakfast @ Denny's 3333 Atlantic Ave Long Beach on 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays of each month.
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