Shepherd to Sheep
1 Kings 7:45
"and the pails and the shovels and the bowls; even all the utensils which Hiram made for King Solomon in the house of the Lord were of polished bronze."
As we looked at all the implements and furnishings used in the temple, we likened bronze having many similarities with the gold used in the Holy of Holies. Bright and shiny, bronze, almost having the appearance of gold, yet being an admixture of copper and tin, it was hard like man kinds heart, and at times throughout the bible, representative of judgement and warfare, yet when polished up in the love of Jesus, useful the Masters use. We become vessels fit for the Lord's use as we surrender to Him.
"I'm Okay, I'm Good"--Answers we've often heard. At times we come to church burdened, and we go home taking the same burden, rather than asking for prayer. Don't take your burdens home with you today.
Lahaina Rebuild - Prayer for our Sister Churches - We stand in the gap for our fellow Calvary Chapels, many going through things of transition, some even going through pilikia. We stand in a tenuous place, praying for the wellbeing of the church. Don't discount our effectiveness as we pray for God's best for the church family.
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.
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.