52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and the elders who had come to Him, "Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs? 53 When I was with you daily in the temple, you did not try to seize Me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness." Luke 22:52-53 (NKJV)
Jesus, this seems like an hour of darkness in your church.
54 Having arrested Him, they led Him and brought Him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed at a distance. 55 Now when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them. Luke 22:54-55 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help all those who follow Jesus at a distance.
56 And a certain servant girl, seeing him as he sat by the fire, looked intently at him and said, "This man was also with Him." 57 But he denied Him, saying, "Woman, I do not know Him." Luke 22:56-57 (NKJV)
Father, help us to be willing to be identified as followers of Jesus.
58 And after a little while another saw him and said, "You also are of them." But Peter said, "Man, I am not!" 59 Then after about an hour had passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, "Surely this fellow also was with Him, for he is a Galilean." Luke 22:58-59 (NKJV)
Let it be obvious that by our words and deeds that we are followers of Jesus.
60 But Peter said, "Man, I do not know what you are saying!" Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. 61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times." 62 So Peter went out and wept bitterly. Luke 22:60-62 (NKJV)
Jesus, confront us when we deny you. Bring us to repentance when we deny you.
51 "You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you. 52 Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers, 53 who have received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it." Acts 7:51-53 (NKJV)
LORD, we confess that we have been a stiff-necked and unfruitful people. Have mercy on us.
17 Then Samuel called the people together to the LORD at Mizpah, 18 and said to the children of Israel, "Thus says the LORD God of Israel: 'I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of all kingdoms and from those who oppressed you.' 19 But you have today rejected your God, who Himself saved you from all your adversities and your tribulations; and you have said to Him, 'No, set a king over us!' Now therefore, present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and by your clans." 1 Samuel 10:17-19 (NKJV)
LORD, help us repent and accept you as our king.
A Word Received: Pray for me to rule and reign in your hearts.
* RIDE ON ! RIDE ON IN MAJESTY - KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
* PASSION FT. KRISTIAN STANFILL - EVEN SO COME (LIVE)
* CORNERSTONE - HILLSONG WORSHIP
Healing Service Returns! July 7, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.In the Welcome Center Guest speaker: Reuben Todd, Executive Director, Christ the King Center. Social Distancing and Masks Required
Healing Ministry Mini-Talks Continue...Until we are up and running again with our Tuesday Healing Service, please enjoy these short talks that will be uploaded to our website on a weekly basis.
Next week's speaker will be Fr. Jacob Evans St. Matthew's, Latham Tuesday, June 30, 2020