prayer plan using the acrostic REBELS, are you kidding me? No! We're
encouraging you to focus less on immediately seen needs and focus on our primary
purpose as Jesus' disciples.
are upset with the slide of our culture into the post modern abyss. They see
values, or a lack of them, as absolutely foreign to those promoted by Jesus and
his early disciples. In frustration, they try everything they know to try to
change things, except maybe the most important one -- rebellion!
not advocating rebellion against the government or society, but a rebellion
against ungodliness and apathy. We seek a rebellion that calls us to align with
a counter culture, an alternative kingdom.
we became Christians, Paul said we were rescued from the dominion of darkness
and transferred into the Kingdom of God's Son (Colossians 1:13). We rebelled
against culture and kingdom and found Christ.
than viewing the people of our culture our enemies, we view them as those who
need to be rescued by the forces of the rebellion -- we are REBELS with a Cause!
Please pray for the Rebellion of Light to triumph these next two months!
||We are to reach out,
reach over and reach around all barriers to contact others with the love of God
and the grace of Jesus (John 20:21-23). Pray for our efforts, and your personal
participation, to reach lost and broken people, new people to our community,
visitors to our church, people new to our jobs, those in life transitions, and
those with difficulties that we may touch them as Jesus did. . |
||The message of Jesus
is good news. Good because it brings hope, tells of God's love, and leads to
salvation. Pray for your own opportunities to let others know about your hope
in Jesus (1 Peter 3:15). Pray for those who evangelize the lost in your church
and in the mission field. Pray for God to pour out his Spirit on both the
evangelists and those who hear.|
||Baptism is the
forgotten dynamic of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). But without
baptism, participation in the death of Jesus is lost and connection to the body
of Christ, his church is not tangibly experienced. Pray for many to be baptized
through the disciple making efforts of our church. |
||Ask God to open your
eyes to those who need encouragement. New Christians and those who have
recently come back to God are especially in need of encouragement as they face
the attacks of the on seeking to reclaim them back into his kingdom. But look
around and encourage as long as there is still a Today (Hebrews 3:12-3).|
||Pray for the Holy
Spirit to pour God's love into your heart and your church so it can overflow
with the love, joy, and peace of God (Romans 5:5). New Christians and those who
have been broken by life's bitter circumstances especially need our love. But
don't just pray for them, actively love them! |
||Ask God to empower
those we send out from us to serve in the mission efforts. But even more, ask
the Lord to send more to work in the fields that are ripe to be harvested for
him (Matthew 9:37-38). Most of all, ask God to send you to share his grace with
someone today. Finally, ask God to bless new Christians that they can be sent
out to share their faith.|