Weekly Times

   January 15, 2023 

                                Devoted to Prayer

     Scripture: Colossians 4: 2 – 6

  Almost every Christian knows that prayer is important. Even many unbelievers think prayer is a good thing. Devoting oneself to prayer, however, is a challenge for many people. Nevertheless, this is exactly what Paul     instructed the church at Colossae to do as he concluded his letter.

  Paul gave an immediate explanation of what he meant by “continue stead fastly in prayer” when he followed up with “being watchful with thanksgiving” (vs 2). Remaining watchful for the “flaming darts of the evil one –     Ephesians 6: 16 keeps believers in a posture of prayerful dependence upon God.

  Paul then directed the Church to pray for his proclamation of Jesus. Specifically, he needed opportunities (open doors) and God’s help in making sure he proclaimed the mystery of Jesus with clarity. Jesus is the very one   who  makes prayer possible. Jesus paved the way for prayer to be possible by removing the sin barrier between God and humanity through his death, burial, and resurrection. The Author of Hebrews said it this way: “Since   we  have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water (Hebrews 10: 21 –   22). Jesus makes prayer possible, allowing Christians to draw near to God with the confidence that God will hear and act according to His will.

  Be devoted to prayer

  God Bless

  Pastor Ron & Pastor Darlene Short

 

      Upcoming Schedule

  Sunday Night Prayer – 7:00 pm Fireside Room

  Concerned Persons – Wednesday January 18 and Kings Men Bible Study January 19 are cancelled this week – Pastor Ron attending a “Virtual conference”

  Kings Men Breakfast – January 21 will be a Kings Men Prayer meeting at 8:00 am. We are in our month of prayer and fasting. We will meet in the Fireside Room.

  Bible Study – Please use rightnowmedia.org

 

   Daily Mana

 Sunday – Ezekiel 36

 Monday – Psalm 100

 Tuesday – Lamentation 3

 Wednesday – Matthew 5

 Thursday – Hebrews 11

 Friday – Isaiah 54

 Saturday – Proverbs 16  

     

 

    

 

      

 

  

 

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