“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name” (Matthew 6:9)
As many of you know Risen King is now in the second week of our 40 Days To Breakthrough emphasis. The need for breakthroughs in our lives and church family are numerous, but we can all be encouraged that already many things have happened that have the obvious fingerprints of our supernatural God. Wait till you hear one of the testimonies tomorrow!
The appropriate focus of our 40 Days To Breakthrough is prayer. I have heard many share how they have been powerfully refreshed and blessed as a result of spending time in the 24/7 prayer room, or by walking the prayer path with the prayer guide, or by using the 40 Days Devotional. If you have not had a chance to engage these opportunities yet, I would certainly encourage you to do so.
I am excited to be back from my sabbatical leave and to begin a new sermon series on the “The Lord’s Prayer,” which I am now calling “The Breakthrough Prayer.” I have had such a rich time soaking in and utilizing this sacred prayer over the summer. In the morning I will be sharing how breakthrough prayer must begin in worship. It must begin with a clear and living revelation of God. It is so tempting when we finally do pray to begin with a focus on our many challenges, needs or opportunities. What a difference it makes in facing anything that life should bring our way, whether good or bad, with the experiential knowledge that God is incomparably good and great, and loves us, and is always with us. Such things are revealed in worship that is offered in spirit and in truth. In this sermon I will show how Jesus tells us to pray for breakthrough, which begins in worship.
I hope you will come with an open and expectant heart. God is so actively among us. Let’s celebrate and experience that in worship. Let’s take in his Word and let it renew our minds and grow our faith. Let’s allow God to totally have his way in and through us as we humbly receive ministry as well as offer it to one another as the Spirit leads.
With you, on my way to more breakthrough!
Ministry Team Training opportunity! If you are interested in being trained to pray for the sick, I am offering the Ministry Team Training (part 1) course twice in the next two weeks. The first option will be Friday, September 3 from 6:00-900pm with Saturday morning, September 4 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The second opportunity for this training will be the following week, Thursday night from 6:00-9:00pm with Friday night from 6:00-9:00pm. A $10.00 donation will be appreciated to help cover the materials and refreshment expenses. Please sign up on Sunday or email Jen McCloskey at firstname.lastname@example.org right away to allow us to be prepared appropriately. Thanks.