Monday, August 15, 2016
2016 08 15
Father, you have adopted me as your child (Romans 8:15), help me do what I see you doing as Jesus did.
Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord; Acts 7:57 (NKJV)
Lord, so many in your church have stopped their ears; have mercy on us.
Now Saul was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. Acts 8:1 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, bring us to repentance whenever we consent to evil.
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. Judges 17:6 (NKJV)
Lord Jesus, few are willing for you to be king of their lives and they do what is right in their own eyes; have mercy on us.
The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad! Psalm 97:1 (NKJV)
LORD, come and rule and reign in my heart.
Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. Psalm 97:12 (NKJV)
LORD, I rejoice in you and your ways.
Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. Psalm 112:4 (NKJV)
Jesus, you are the light of the world -- let your light shine in my darkness.
Notes from the front line
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October 11: Learning to listen to the promptings of God
Recognizing God's prompting is at the heart of sharing the gospel with another person. This first session will look at a disciplined way of recognizing and listening to the promptings of the Holy Spirit as you read Scripture.
November 8: Responding to the promptings of God
This session will look at prayers and attitudes that will help you respond when the Holy Spirit is prompting you to speak to another person about Jesus and what he has done in your life and can do in the life of the other person.
December 13: "Closing the deal"; helping someone cross the line to salvation
Many cry out daily for God's mercy and yet don't know how to receive it. This session will look at how to help someone "cross the line" and accept what God freely offers.