Our praise team is singing this song today. Here’s the lyric:
Our church is in the midst of a Scripture memory program. The Elder sit down and try to anticipate what the theme will be on Sundays throughout a year and find appropriate passages of Scripture to memorize. We are in the midst of memorizing Hebrews 1:1-4 now to coincide with our Hebrews sermon series starting this weekend.
Here’s a few encouraging links on Scripture memory I’ve found recently.
Sojourn Church is memorizing Romans 8 in 40 Days and have a devotional with some great tips. We will be memorizing Romans 8:31-39 later this year.
So, I hope you have this week’s verse down (or it’s in process)…
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets…
As a church, we’ve spent a great deal of time over the past few months thinking about prayer and what that means for us. Today, I was encouraged to read a post by Thabiti entitled Learning to Pray…Again. I would commend the post to you because he gets to some core struggles we all face (not praying enough, thinking we don’t pray well, etc.) and offers some wise and godly encouragement. Here’s his conclusion:
I’m learning to pray this way again. I suspect that once I’ve “learned” this time, the Lord will teach me yet more.
Why not head over and check out this post and learn to pray…again, yourself.
Yesterday, we had one of our missionaries give a report of how the Gospel is thundering forth in the Indonesian islands. This led me to remember (one of those theological “duh” moments) that the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16). We act as if our world is just hostile and that the Gospel isn’t up to the task of saving even the worst of them. But nothing is impossible with Him (Matthew 17:20). Be encouraged in your work. Center on Christ and the Gospel and watch Him save!