Household Prayer 10/19/2020

“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

Brothers, let’s pray for the larger Bethany CC community this week. For good health as we enter cold and flu season. Pray for successful logistics around the holidays. Pray for the fruit of the Spirit to dwell in our households and our community: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. And that our community and families would bear witness to God. (Gal. 5:22-24)

40 Days for Life Family Prayer Vigil
Friday Oct. 23 at Noon, Planned Parenthood
2709 N Knoxville Ave, corner of Knoxville and Hanssler Place.

Backup up plan in case of bad weather: meet at the Dobra’s and we will pray together, and try again on Friday Oct. 30.

Prayer, public witness of the church, and proclaiming God’s truth and grace. Also a good time for family instruction and discipleship!

Why are we here (in this sin fallen world)?
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace.
To make disciples of all nations.
Matthew 28:18-20

Why are we here (on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic)?
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace.
To love the captive soul and to preach the good news!
Romans 10:14-15

What message are we sharing and bearing witness to?
There is a God that created the heavens and the earth.
That we are sinners and justly deserve our due punishment.
But God is merciful and loving.
Jesus is God the only begotten Son and He took our punishment upon Himself in our place.
Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death and securing the hope of our salvation.
We need only confess our sins, proclaim Jesus is lord and savior, and repent and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after!
Romans 3:10-18, 23
1 Corinthians 15:3-8
John 3:16-21
Ephesians 2:1-10

Read Romans‬ ‭10:13-15

“Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.””

Mark‬ ‭1:14-15‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!””

Romans‬ ‭10:13-15‬ ‭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…

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.

“Reenchanting Humanity: a theology of mankind” by Owen Strachan

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