“LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL”
October 11, 2020
Call To Worship
“Blessing and Honor”
“You Are Worthy”
“All Hail The Lamb”
Prayers of Intercession
Sermon: – DON AUXIER
The Lion and the Lamb – Rev. 5
“Through the Blood”
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.
God’s Holy Fire: ‘Before the Throne
Saturday, October 10, 2020
At once I [John] was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.
The book of Revelation is a series of visions John received while worshiping in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day! Rather than giving him a key to enter the gates of heaven, God sent the Spirit to bring him there in a vision. Think how much more powerful our weekly assemblies for worship would be if we would think of them as times where the Holy Spirit would give us a taste of heaven!
O Father, forgive me for not expecting much when I assemble with your children to worship you. Open my eyes to see your grace and fill my heart with your Spirit so that I can experience a taste of heaven! In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
God’s Holy Fire: ‘Worship by the Spirit’
Thursday, October 8, 2020
For we who worship by the Spirit of God are the ones who are truly circumcised. We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort,…
Our identity as God’s children is defined by the presence of the Holy Spirit as we worship and continually offer ourselves as living sacrifices (Romans 12:1), not by our race or by a physical mark on our bodies. Those who have the Spirit are the children of God (John 3:3-7). We rely on the work of Christ and don’t rely on our human attempts at significance. Christ poured the Spirit on us when we were saved by grace (Titus 3:3-7). The Holy Spirit is the mark of our identity (Romans 8:9). The work of the Spirit makes us a part of the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-13). The gift of the Holy Spirit is our gateway to authentic worship (John 4:22-23). The presence of the Holy Spirit makes us the dwelling place of God, a holy temple in which God lives through the Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). The presence of the Holy Spirit defines our lives in Christ and is crucial to our identity and worship! Rather than our lives and worship being tied down by all sorts of detailed rules similar to those that the rabbis added to the Torah, we are set free by the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Father in heaven, please forgive me when I try to define my significance in any source other than your gracious love for me, your Son’s sacrifice for my sins, and the work of the Holy Spirit in my day-to-day life. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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Carol Creek (Indy) She went home this week from the hospital. Prayers for recovery
AshaJacob’s Mother (Indy), who lives in India, is doing much better as she recovers from Covid-19.
Samuel Puli (friend of Asha Jacob) in India infected with COVID has been in ICU for 10days. Doctors say 99% of lungs are damaged with10% chances of survival. He is 45 year old with two teenage boys.
Nancy Ray (Hope) – Recovery from back surgery on Friday, Sept. 18
Anita Franz (Laf) – prayers for Anita
Barbara Rogers-Recovery from serious accident
Wild Fires in California, Oregon and Washington
Weather catastrophes in Gulf area of USA and Bermuda
Our Nation, Our World, All People Thy Kingdom come Lord, but until then let us shine the light of Jesus’ love and understanding to all.