WEEK OF PRAYER

Day one - love life

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Thought

In our recent series Why I Love My Church, Pastor Adam challenged us to be a church that enjoys life. Jesus said, “I have come that they have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Pastor Adam then gave us three tools to help us enjoy life. The first was to love life. We must develop a high appreciation for life. It is hard not to enjoy life when we exhibit a spirit of gratitude.

scripture

“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” John 15:11

Prayer Point

What things do you need to stop and express appreciation for today? Take five minutes to tell the Lord thank you for the many blessings He has given you. Once you start, it will be hard to stop.

Day TWO - LOVE PEOPLE

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Thought

The second way Pastor Adam encouraged us to enjoy life was to love people. Many of us are not enjoying life because we are having a hard time loving people. Our joy is being held hostage by past offenses, bitterness, and unforgiveness. Don’t let your heart become polluted by people, but be known by the love you show the people around you.

scripture

"Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions." 1 John 3:18

Prayer Point

Is there someone in your life that you need to forgive? If so, take that step. Take five minutes to pray for three people in your life that you love. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you someone today that you can extend love to.

Day THREE - LOVE GOD

Monday, September 3, 2018

Thought

The most important aspect to enjoying life is loving God. If we truly fall in love with Him, everything else will work itself out. When we are in love with God, our Christian walk becomes a delight rather than a duty. That love for God will give us a “get to” mentality instead of a “got to” mentality. In fact, King Solomon said that it is impossible to “eat or enjoy anything apart from Him.”

scripture

"You are the giver of life. Your light lets us enjoy life." Psalm 36:9

Prayer Point

When we seem to have fallen out of love, scripture is clear that we should go back and do what we did when we first fell in love. Take five minutes to express your love to God. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you ways that you can rekindle or fan the flame of your love for God.

Day FOUR - ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Thought

The second behavior that Pastor Adam taught us will distinguish ourselves from the world around us to be an encourager. We love to be around people who make us feel good, who build us up, who give a shoulder to lean on. At Realife Church we do this through small groups. These groups give us an avenue to connect with others, protect each other, and grow together. We truly believe that life is better connected.

scripture

"Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important." Galatians 6:2-3

Prayer Point

All of us want encouragers in our lives, the question is are you being an encouragement to others. Spend five minutes asking the Lord to help you see people with His eyes. Ask Him to show you somebody today who needs encouragement. If you’re not in a small group, pray about joining one.

Day FIVE - EXIST FOR OTHERS

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Thought

We believe that everyone is on the earth for two reasons. The first is to know God as their personal Lord and Savior. After that our sole reason for existence is to make a difference in the lives of others. We are here to encourage others, bless others, and serve others, but most importantly we are here to share Jesus with others.

scripture

"So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ. That’s why I work and struggle so hard, depending on Christ’s mighty power that works within me." Colossians 1:28-29

Prayer Point

You are here to make a difference by meeting physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Who in your sphere of influence do you need to share Jesus with? Take five minutes to pray for those people by name and ask the Holy Spirit for an opportunity to invite them to "At The Movies" this weekend.

Day SIX - EMPOWER PEOPLE

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Thought

When Jesus left the earth, he gave his disciples strict instructions to wait in Jerusalem until they had been “filled with power from on high.” Jesus was all about empowering people for the work of ministry, and we want to be the same way. God has uniquely gifted you to do work for His kingdom. Our Growth Track helps you discover, develop and use those gifts.

scripture

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere - in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

Prayer Point

Do you know what that work is? What next steps do you need to take to discover your purpose or become activated for the kingdom? Take five minutes and ask the Lord to fill you with power from on high and to give you boldness to take your next step in service for His Church.

Day SEVEN - ENCOUNTERS GOD

Friday, September 7, 2018

Thought

Throughout this series Pastor Adam shared the vision God gave him 11 years ago of a church that unchurched people wanted to attend. At the same time he knew that it needed to be more than good music and nice programs. For true life transformation to happen, people needed to encounter God. Today we say we are creating a place people love so they can experience a loving God. Our prayer for you is that you would encounter God in such a way that you will never be the same again!

scripture

"But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom."   

2 Corinthians 3:16-17

Prayer Point

Let’s pray together for God encounters to happen each week of "At The Movies." Pray that no matter where people are in their spiritual journey, that God would show up and move in their lives in transformational ways.

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