Shepherd to Sheep
"For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end."
The writer of Hebrews seeks to encourage the readers to hold fast the commitment they had made to Jesus, not turning to the right or left, or even turning back to the old ways of religion. With persecution on the horizon, it may have seemed wiser for some to revert back to the safety of traditional ways. Like many within the church today, while not persecution, but rather the temptation of embracing worldly ways and a carnal gospel, ease, compromise and earthly wisdom seek to crowd out the riches of Christ Jesus. The exhortation, to hold fast is a good one to embrace and put into practice for the child of God.
Available Today - Our December bible reading bookmarks and the current God Squad handouts.
Holiday Blues - With Thanksgiving behind us, we now look forward to a new round of stressors. Arguments in big box store parking lots, the hardship of overspending brings difficulty to many within the community. Be in prayer, be available, if so, led to minister.
River of Life Mission - As the volume of meals and ministry opportunities have ramped up at the River of Life Mission, please keep all the staff and guests, as well as the neighboring community, in prayer.
Our church family - As many are sheltered in place during this COVID outbreak, rundown a list you may formulate in your mind and keep one another in prayer during this time of isolation.
COVID-19 prayer - As this global pandemic continues to take lives and so dramatically change the lifestyles of all, pray that hearts would be turned to the Lord, and people receive His saving grace and mercy. Pray for our first responders and our doctors, nurses and caregivers who minister so faithfully on the very front line of this COVID-19 outbreak.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - As the Middle East heats up, pray for the nation of Israel along with all of those in this region who have come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.