“LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL”
December 13, 2020
Call To Worship
“WE HAVE COME INTO YOUR HOUSE”
“O’ THE GLORY”
“THE POTTERS HAND”
Prayers of Intercession
Sermon: DON AUXIER
WOE IS ME Revelation 9:1-12
“CHANGE MY HEART”
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.
Abner Washington (Indy) Dec. 27 97 Yrs
God’s Holy Fire: ‘Rivers of Living Water Now Flowing’
Saturday, December 12, 2020
On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’” (When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. But the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory.)
It is dry in my part of the world [West Texas] this early winter as this devotional thought is being written. The weather experts say it will be dry through spring. When I go to the country and drive down gravel and dirt roads, the dust is like powder — so fine that it seeps in through the seals on the doors and windows. Winter wheat and oats are stymied, withered shoots just out of the ground because there is not enough moisture to help them grow. Our lives, our spirits, can feel parched and dry just like these crops. All the big religious celebrations in the world can’t remove this dryness. They may make us forget it for a while, but just for a while. Our spiritual thirst can be slaked only by the Spirit of the Living God. Jesus poured out the Spirit when we first became his true followers. Yet even with the ongoing presence of the Spirit within us, we can lose sight of the living water within us. So let’s draw close to Jesus and ask that the Spirit’s presence have greater influence, power, and refreshment in our inner being.
O Father, God Almighty and God who is near, help me to sense the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life. May the Spirit have greater influence over my heart and my behavior. I willingly offer myself to be shaped, empowered, and refreshed by the Spirit as I am conformed to be more and more like Jesus. It is in Jesus’ name that I pray. Amen.
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Pastor Dave He thanks all for their prayers as he is almost fully recovered from a sinus cold that lasted almost 2 weeks.
Greg Archer – relief from back pain
Eric Wilson – prayers for protection on his trip to Egypt – Dec. 2nd – 22nd
Georgia– suffering from aggressive breast cancer
Vetoria Barnett Praise- weeks ago had Bell’s Palsy now has improved & back to work.
Barbara Rogers-Recovering slowly from serious bicycle accident
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.