Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I received an email update from the Joshua Project concerning a people group in Morocco of nearly 500,000 people. These were the words...
There may be no followers of Christ among this people group, but we expect many to soon be born into the faith. Pray for them. Pray they will be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
A group with the population of New Castle County and NO followers of Christ is so sobering. And yet the email continued with a verse that I needed to be reminded of. It is Isaiah 52:10 which says, "The Lord has bared His holy arm in the sight of all the nations, That all the ends of the earth may see the salvation of our God."

Thursday, July 15, 2010

As I pray for those who do not YET know Christ...

Lord, would you make the good news be GREAT NEWS to people in our area today! Give us boldness to share with others our hope. Help us make Your Word fully known. Open doors for us to show Christ's love and share Christ's work to a world that needs it desperately. Give us clarity. Help our lives (even with our sin) not to detract from the good news. Guard our mouths and the danger we face of using it to harm instead of to build up. Let us make the best use of our time, especially as it relates to people.

Lord, put people in our path who need You, and then allow us to obey your command to make disciples!

From Colossians 4:2-6

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

As I pray for OBC...

Lord, may you continue Your good work among us, and make our church a people who...
  • are filled with the knowledge of Your will. May we not just know it, but also obey it.
  • walk in a manner that is pleasing to You May we obey, not to earn your favor, but as a result of it.
  • are bearing fruit in good works. May others see our good works and glorify You!
  • are increasing in knowledge of You. May we know your ways and your heart better than we did a year ago.
  • are strengthened for joyful endurance and patience. May we continue faithfully and filled with hope despite pain and disappointment.

"Shamelessly plagiarized from Apostle Paul in Colossians 1"

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Preparing for Sunday

I am (Lord-willing) going to share from Isaiah 55 on Sunday. Here are the notes so far. Maybe my thoughts will be more organized by Sunday!