I will be leading the Wednesday night worship service this Wednesday night (06/17/2009) at Dresden First Baptist Church and am looking forward to the service! I hope that you will pray for this service. I know it is a Wednesday night and many people don’t give it a second thought, but it is our opportunity as a local body of believers to come together and learn of the needs of our congregation and community and lift them up to God – it is a wonderful opportunity for the ministry of intercession!
This is what we are going to do. I would like for us to spend some time in corporate prayer on Wednesday night. We will be praying in the following categories:
This is the A.C.T.S. principle. And I would like for us to go through this prayer principle on Wednesday night. I will talk more about this then, just be thinking about this in your own prayer life.
Also, we will be continuing our study on 1 John tomorrow night. I will be preaching out of 1 John 3:4-10 and the title is “The Child of God and Sin”. Here is the actual text from the English Standard Version:
4. Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 5. You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 6. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. 7. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. 8. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. 9. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. 10. By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil; whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
This is a very important text and one that can be perplexing and troubling for some, but GLORIOUS for those who truly understand what John is talking about here in the passage. I hope to see you tomorrow night!!!