The Return & Reign of Jesus
Praise God that his plans for the world are certain and comprehensive – that they stretch from before the beginning til after the end. Give thanks that Jesus spoke clearly about his return so that we can know what the future holds and live now in light of that sure future. Ask that God’s Spirit would grow us in Christlike character and in love for God, for each other, and for the world so that we’ll live faithfully and productively until Jesus returns.
Praise God for his generosity in not only saving us into his family and his kingdom but also giving us each a role in his mission to save the lost and grow followers of Jesus. Give thanks for the encouragement and training provided by groups like the Ministry Training Strategy and for the Spur conference that 6 members of SCPC were able to attend yesterday. Pray for them as they consider what shape their ministry might take in coming years – that whatever it looks like, they will gladly give their lives to serve King Jesus.
Praise God that following Jesus means there’s always so much to celebrate! Give thanks that Celebration Sunday gives us an annual opportunity to take stock of God’s rich mercy to us in Jesus and how he is restoring us through his Spirit to the life he intends for us as his dearly loved children. Pray that we’d all take our part on Celebration Sunday – both in preparation and on the day – to declare and delight in God’s faithfulness and goodness.