“LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL”
February 9, 2020
– Call To Worship –
“FILL MY CUP LORD”
Prayers of Intercession
“IN HIS TIME”
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.
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David Perry- Feb 23
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Katy Archer- Feb 28
God’s Holy Fire: ‘Empowering Proclamation’
Saturday, February 8, 2020
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And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
When we open the book of Acts, we see the power of the Holy Spirit
helping early believers proclaim the message of Jesus. Also, the Holy
Spirit lives in and intercedes for believers when we pray. Disciples can
pray in confidence knowing the Spirit allows them to speak directly to
the Father (Ephesians 2:18). The Spirit intercedes for Christians beyond the power of their words and according to the will of God (Romans 8:26-27).
We can still trust the Spirit’s intercession and access to God to convey our own heartfelt needs to him. In addition, Paul reminds us in today’s verses that we can rely on the Spirit’s help when we are in front of non-believers. The Spirit will give us the words to speak so that we can proclaim the message of Jesus boldly, fearlessly, and clearly.
Paul also reminds us of another way we can pray and release the power of the Spirit. We can pray for those proclaiming Jesus in hostile circumstances. Let’s dedicate time at least one day each week to pray for those who give their lives to proclaiming the good news of Jesus. Let’s pray that they declare the message of Jesus fearlessly as they are filled with the Spirit’s power!
Almighty God, please give all of us the wisdom and passion for knowing what words to say and when and how best to share the message of Jesus with those around us. Today, I want to pray especially for those who are giving their lives to sharing the message of Jesus. I am particularly thinking of some that I know personally and ask you to bless them and empower them to know what to say and to proclaim Jesus fearlessly, clearly, and boldly. In Jesus’ name, I ask your blessing on your servants of the Word. Amen.
God’s Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.The Thoughts and Prayer for God’s Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware. Copyright © 1996 – 2020 All rights reserved.
Nancy Ray (wife of Jim Ray – GCI Assistant Pastor in Hope, IN.) She is dealing with severe back pain due to deterioration
Carl Franz (Laf) Prayers for encouragement for both he and his wife Anita. He continues to make small improvements.
Shelly – (a Friend of Connie Whitlock Lafayette GCI) She is almost ready to deliver a baby, her first, and there are complications. Delivered a healthy baby girl – Emma.
George McFarland – continued prayers for complete healing and comfort.
Ron McFarland – brother of George suffered a massive stroke and still in guarded condition..
Barb Wesley – Recurrence of cancer –
Higginbotham – brain seizures
Mike Grider – sick with flu
Heather – 11yr old grand daughter of a friend – has Crohn’s disease & a blood disorder.
Kaya – health issues
Kevin – serious health issues
Carl Franz – Prayers for he and Anita. – having difficulty swallowing & other issues.
Zadie Conklin–(Indy) suffering pain in her neck &; back and much dizziness
Ena – Barb Hudson’s neighbor with kidney failure
Kalengule (KK) & Nsama Kaoma–(GCI Mission Leader for all of Africa) Prayers for KK and his wife Nsama as they oversee and lead the GCI churches in Africa, with all the diverse situations, persecution, struggles, etc..
Haitian GCI Pastor Joseph Franklin Prayers for him, Georgette & GCI Haitian Church.
GCI INDY – a permanent church home
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