Household Prayer 12/16/2020



“How long, O Lord?” Oh how we long as we wait for Jesus’ return! Brothers, I pray for you all and your families. It has been a joy this first semester to pray for you and your families by name.

As we celebrate the Advent, the arrival, of our Savior, I pray your homes are full of the fruit of the spirit. I pray there is a joyful celebratory longing for His next coming! I pray for good health and safety and warm relationships in fellowship as we celebrate the birth of the savior. Go tell it on the mountains, Jesus Christ is born!

I hope you have plenty of devotionals and reading for the season, so take just a minute and read Psalm 13.

“How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?

But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.”

Psalm‬ ‭13:1, 5-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/psa.13.1,5-6.esv

Reform the Church and ReEnchant the World with God’s Truth and Grace!

Enchant (latin: encantio): to speak meaning into.

If the church is not reenchanting this fallen world with God’s truth and grace, then it is being disenchanted with the lies of Satan!

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Romans 10:14-15

Prayer, public witness of the church, and proclaiming God’s truth and grace.

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.
We humans are created in His image.
We are sinners, we have rebelled against Him, and justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation.
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

Leviticus 18:21; Matt. 5:17-19; Acts 2:37-41

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