“When God has something very great to accomplish for his church, it is His will that there should precede it the extraordinary prayers of his people.”Jonathan Edwards – #AwakeAmerica2020 – https://www.awakeamerica2020.com
Brothers, let’s pray for our families as we love and labor instructing and discipling our children.
Pray for our children, that they may receive the Holy Spirit so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith.
Pray that our children, our spouses, and we ourselves may have the strength “to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth” of Christ’s love.
Read Eph. 3:14-21
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”Ephesians 3:14-21 ESV
We have been told that we people are the chance result of impersonal chaos working its dark magic on the universe… The outcome of such thinking? Humanity is disenchanted…“Reenchanting Humanity: a theology of mankind” by Owen Strachan
But this is not the biblical account of man… God, the beautiful one, made the human race as his capstone work, his corporeal masterpiece (Ps 8:3-6; 27:4) … The imago dei marks out humanity as an enchanted race. Tragically, humanity disenchanted itself by following the anti-wisdom of the serpent…
If we have assumed… that our children learned what they needed to know simply by ecclesial and cultural osmosis, let us be clear that we may hold this assumption no longer. Now is not the time to play down our doctrine of mankind; now is the time to teach it with confidence and with joy, seeking to be witnesses to fellow sinners and guides to all God’s flock.