Our sermon passage for our Easter Worship Gathering is John 12:27-36:
“Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not mine.Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die. So the crowd answered him, “We have heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”
As we approach our corporate gathering, please pray for. . .
1. . . Jeremy as he prepares to preach.
2. . .Unbelievers to gather with us and come to faith in Christ.
3. . .the Spirit to (A.) grow our church family in our understanding of the work of Christ on the cross and (B.) move us towards confidence in Christ and and sacrificial love for others in response.
Our sermon passage for Sunday is John 12:20-26:
"Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him."
As we move towards our Worship Gathering, pray for. . .
1. . . our church family to be good soil for Jesus' instructions in our sermon passage
2. . . the Spirit's work growing us in our understanding of the Gospel through our time dwelling on Jesus' explanation of His death
3. . . Chris as he prepares to preach
4. . . God to save the unbelievers who gather with us on Sunday morning
We continue our "The Path of Christ" sermon series in John this week with a look at John 12:12-19. As we prepare to come together for our Worship Gathering, pray that. . .
1. . . the Spirit would lead Jeremy as he prepares to preach the Word
2. . . we would be spurred to humility as we look at Jesus' humility in our sermon passage
3. . . that God would put his Spirit upon those who have not trusted the Gospel who gather with us and lead them to Himself.
This Sunday we continue our "The Path of Christ" sermon series in John 12-17. This week's passage will be John 12:9-11.
As we approach our Worship Gathering, pray for. . .
1. . . an increasing love for Christ amidst our church body that would rise from our time in John's Gospel
2 . . . Jeremy as he prepares to preach the Word
3. . . . opportunities to have Gospel conversations with unbelievers and invite people into our community gatherings to hear the Gospel
This Sunday we begin walking through John 12-17 in a sermon series titled The Path of Christ. By zooming in on the final pre-cross week of Jesus earthly ministry we see his counsel to his disciples in the shadow of the cross.
As we prepare to gather Sunday:
~ Pray & pick two other members of the body that you hope to encourage and love well in conversation before our after our gathering.
~ Pray for Pastor Jeremy as he prepares and teaches the word from John 11:55-12:8.
~ Pray that non-Christians will join in our gathering, hear the gospel, and come under conviction that the Lord might save them!
~ Pray that our body will grow in comprehension and love for the incalculably worthy Christ, and that as a result our worship and sacrifice would increase to give Jesus the glory his name is due!
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