A Prayer Prompted by John 20

Dear Lord Jesus,

We have not seen you like these early disciples, nor do we expect you to appear personally to us, and yet we have taken that step to believe. With Thomas we proclaim that you are our Lord and our God. 

We thank you for dying for our sins and rising from the grave.  You truly have defeated sin and death.

As the Father sent you and as you sent those earliest disciples, we accept the mission you have given us. We are sent to proclaim the forgiveness of sins to all who believe, who put their faith and trust in Christ and Christ alone. Please empower us to carry out that mission. 

Breathe your Holy Spirit onto us and fill us with his presence and power.

In your name we pray,

Amen

Make Disciples. Week 7: Mission

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Tomorrow evening we will get together for Week 7 of 12 in our “Make Disciples.” series. Below you will find links to an overview of the full 12 weeks and for the seventh area on the map, Engaging God’s World: Mission.

Overview

Make Disciples. Week 07

During the 12 weeks, we are addressing areas on a comprehensive discipleship map.  After discussing each area, we will try to establish Milestones that would provide evidence of personal spiritual growth – markers that we work toward. 

Central Streaming: Pentecost

 

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The Deliverance of St. Paul and St. Barnabas (oil on canvas) by Halle, Claude-Guy (1652-1736) oil on canvas Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France out of copyright

 

  • The Book of Acts

    Pentecost or Shavuoth was a Holiday of Harvest. It signified the end of Israel’s harvest season.  Spiritually, at this point, Israel’s harvest season is coming to an end and the Church is being born.

Acts 2.mp3                    Acts 2.pdf

Palmer St. Podcast: The Great Commission Psalm

Logo 1world mapAbraham was blessed in order to be a blessing to all nations.  The psalmist prays that Israel would be blessed for the same reason.  We can pray a similar prayer.

Psalm 67.mp3

Psalm 67,pdf

Psalm 67.pptx