“LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL”
March 10, 2019
– Call To Worship –
“I LOVE YOU LORD”
“BECAUSE WE BELIEVE”
“TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS“
Prayers of Intercession
Sermon: Don Auxier
Acts 14 discussion
Worship God in Spirit and Truth
Grow in His Grace and Knowledge
Share the Love and Hope we have in Jesus
Grace Communion International – We are an international Christian fellowship, on mission with the Father, Son and Spirit, living and sharing the gospel in ways that birth all kinds of churches, for all kinds of people, in all kinds of places. As an international Christian fellowship, we have about 50,000 members formed into 900 churches spread across 100 countries.
Happy Birthday Wishes
Mary Coffey (TH) March 15
Jeff Beck (Laf) March 27
Carl Franz (Laf) March 28
Donna Dunbar (Laf) March 29
Abner & Sharon Washington (GCIndy) 35 yrs March 11
Les &Arlene Reid (GCIndy) 12 yrs March 31
What Jesus Did! ‘Authority Over Demons’ —
Luke 4:33-37 Saturday, March 2, 2019
written by Phil Ware
Once when [Jesus] was in the synagogue, a man possessed by a demon — an evil spirit — cried out, shouting, “Go away! Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are — the Holy One of God!” But Jesus reprimanded him. “Be quiet! Come out of the man,” he ordered. At that, the demon threw the man to the floor as the crowd watched; then it came out of him without hurting him further. Amazed, the people exclaimed, “What authority and power this man’s words possess! Even evil spirits obey him, and they flee at his command!” The news about Jesus spread through every village in the entire region.
— Luke 4:33-37 NLT
Jesus’ authority — his personal power and integrity and the strength of his words — extended over Satan and the demonic world. Demons knew who Jesus was, and they had no control or power over him, but he had power over them. His command cast them out. So many of us today struggle with Satan because we’ve given him a foothold in our lives through deception, harbored bitterness, lust, or some other “secret” sin. Jesus still has power over Satan and the demonic world. His authority is superior. If we’ve let Satan into our lives because of our sinfulness as we confront his difficult footholds and strongholds, we must bring Jesus’ authority to bear by, first, confessing our sin openly to God in Jesus’ name and, second, asking for our sin to be forgiven. Third, we must not hold that sin secret just to ourselves, but rather confess our struggle to a strong believer (often someone of our same gender) and ask him or her to hold us accountable and encourage us. We also need to pray in the name of Jesus for deliverance from that sin and for power to resist its temptation, asking for and submitting to the power of the Holy Spirit to transform us. Finally, we need to stay away from evil and keep our hearts exposed to what is pure rather than flirting with the evil that has captured us. Does this work? Well, it’s not just a superficial recipe. Our hearts have to seek after the Lord, trusting that he does have the power to deliver us. For most believers over the centuries, sincerely doing these things is the path to victory. That path can be yours, as well!
Father, remove all the power of deception that the devil has in my life and help me confront the areas of my weakness, stubbornness, rebellion, and sin so that my heart, soul, and body will be completely yielded to your direction. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Related Scripture Readings
- Acts 26:9-18
- Colossians 1:9-14
- Colossians 2:12-15, 20
GCI Pastor’s Wives Conf–,Friday, Marilyn Talison &Jonnie Perry left forthe GCI Pastor’s wives conference in Lexington, KY. Prayers for safe travels and a joyous time there. They return Sunday afternoon.
Al Barr-Please pray retired GCI pastor, Allan Barr.He is recovering from a bought with pneumonia that left him very weak.His cancer treatments had to be discontinued, and will not be restarted until his body is stronger.
Cassie Naval…one of Pastor David’s “adopted Haitian daughters”, needs prayers for guidance as she is dealing with some important life issues.
In Memory of Sue Lawson–Some will remember Don & Sue Lawson who pastored in Indiana many years ago.
Georgia(Harriett Cox’s daughter-Laf)PRAISE!! After treatments, she has been declared cancer free! They are all giving God praise and glory for His love and healing.
In Memory of Bob Schnelle–Prayers for GCI Indy’s Herb Schnelleand his family, as they mourn the death and loss of his father, Bob Schnelle. Prayers for Herb and family as they are in theSt. Louis area for the funeral.
Tom Conklin(Indy) Dealing with health issues
7 year old girl – Connie Whitlock requests prayers for a 7 year old girl that developed a brain bleed and is in critical condition at Riley Children’s hospital, Indy. Update: While there are some positive improvement signs, she is still not well and in induced coma.
June Perry–Back home from hospital, weak, but stable
AshaJacob(Indy) She is stilllooking for a new job in central Indiana. Prayers as she progresses in her pregnancy
GCI Pastor’s Wives Conf–This coming Friday, Marilyn Talison &Jonnie Perry will be attending the GCI Pastor’s wives conference in Lexington, KY. Prayers for safe travels and a joyous and encouraging time there. They return Sunday afternoon.
Ena – Kidney failure
Joseph & Georgette Franklin, Our Haiti Church & School – Prayers for joy, safety & blessing & provision. The school year is to begin late Sept.
Joe & Tammy Tkach & Greg & Susan Williams – Protection, safety, wisdom & encouragement
Prayers for the Body of Christ World Wide
Prayers for our Persecuted Christian Brothers & Sisters.Prayers for Divine Appointments to touch others with Jesus’ life & love