3. Open your heart to praise the Lord
I will give thanks to the with my whole heart;
“Dear Holy Spirit, shine your light into the places of darkness in my life. Show me my sins, everything that blocks me from encountering God. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
"Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for our sins and being victorious over death and sin. I confess my sin to you(pause, to tell Jesus what the Holy Spirit has shown you). Forgive my sins by your blood and help me follow you. Holy Spirit, fill me that I may be able to receive your gift to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."
N.T. Wright. Matthew for Everyone, Part 1. Louisville,KY:Westminster
John Knox Press, 2004, p.33-34.
What I received from Jesus today is a reminder of what gifts we should have and what is the purpose of those gifts. If you have the gift of healing, the end goal is not for you to be a famous and powerful healer. That's pride! The end goal and the purpose of your new job is your willingness and obedience to Jesus so that He can use those gifts you have to bring more people to God's Kingdom. How well are you doing this new job for Jesus?
Dear Lord Jesus,Help us to do our new job well so that we can bring more people into your Kingdom. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
2. What could be the thing to block you from receiving that new job from Jesus?
3. What have you got from Jesus through today's message?
Family Corner:1. When there is hurt in your family, do you seek real healing to the wound, or do you just put a "band-aid" (metaphorical) on it and move on?
2. At this moment, is there any hurt in your family that God wants to heal through you? It could be in relationships with your children, parents, or siblings.Praise and ThanksgivingLet's give thanks for God with us.
Let us praise Him: