Saturday, October 08, 2016
2016 10 08
Holy Spirit, give me ears to hear and a heart to do God's word.
Now it happened, on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, "Let us cross over to the other side of the lake." And they launched out. But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. But He said to them, "Where is your faith?" And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, "Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!" Luke 8:22-25 (NKJV)
Lord Jesus, we are in the midst of a great tempest in the church; rebuke the wind and raging seas, and help us come into your peace.
So the next day, when Agrippa and Bernice had come with great pomp, and had entered the auditorium with the commanders and the prominent men of the city, at Festus' command Paul was brought in. Acts 25:23 (NKJV)
Father, this merely a "show trial" to provide entertainment; have mercy on us and don't let our system of justice be perverted in this way.
Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD, till He comes and rains righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12 (NKJV)
LORD, send the rain of your Holy Spirit upon us and break up our fallow ground so that we may sow in righteousness and reap in mercy.
Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory. Psalm 98:1 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help our singing rejoice in your deeds.
I will praise You with my whole heart; before the gods I will sing praises to You. Psalm 138:1 (NKJV)
LORD, give me an undivided heart to praise you.
In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul. Psalm 138:3 (NKJV)
Father, give me strength for my soul.
Though the LORD is on high, yet He regards the lowly; but the proud He knows from afar. Psalm 138:6 (NKJV)
Jesus, I am poor and lowly; thank you for regarding me.
The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands. Psalm 138:8 (NKJV)
A word received: I will bring you to holiness aand cleanse your soul.
St. Mary's Institute of Christian Studies Registration
Facilitated by Torre Bissell
Bring along your favorite Bible translation and a notebook to write in.
Evangelism Workshop Details:
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.
Each class follows tea with the Sisters at the Convent at 3:30 and concludes at 5:30 pm.
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Evangelism Workshop (Torre Bissell) October 11 November 8 December 13
Registration fee: $30.00 (send payment to: The Community of St. Mary
242 Cloister Way, Greenwich, New York 12834)
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