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1 John 2:2
Prayer Journal Entry
My atoning sacrifice is you Lord.
That you would take on my sins; You, who were perfect.
You could have turned your back on mankind, on me.
Even now you could.
But you don’t.
You still show immense grace and mercy. You overwhelm me with unconditional love.
But I know this unconditional love isn’t just for me.
You gave your life for all.
Everyone who is willing to turn from their old life can have eternal life with You.
Thank You for shining Your light and hiding my life in Yours.
Give me words and divine appointments that I may declare Your truths to others.
Worship Through Song
Confidence in anything can be hard to come by. There are some who exude confidence 24/7. That is not me. I dare say, it’s not most of us.
Confidently sharing our faith story, which is so precious to every Christ-follower, can feel intimidating and terrifying. We often wonder, “What will this person think of me? Of God? What if I don’t share well?”
Lesley’s Journey Study brings such encouragement for us as we consider talking about Jesus! She pointed to the apostle John who urged believers to share our personal accounts of witnessing God at work in us. Lesley described three witnesses from Scripture that grow our courage to share Christ. (1 John 5:5-13)
Water. Jesus showed us His humanity through submitting to baptism by water while the affirming voice of Father God provides testimony to Christ’s divinity.
Blood. Christ bled on the cross as the curse of sin for all time was broken when Christ gave His perfect life for each of us. The Divine nature of Jesus was again abundantly clear.
Spirit. God is Spirit and He poured out Himself to dwell within all believers. His Spirit encourages, comforts, and convicts as we share in community with Father and Son through the Spirit.
Sharing our testimony, anchored in the beautiful wholeness of the Trinity gives us courage to speak with boldness!
When we hear the word “fellowship” we most often think of connecting with friends. As believers the first thought could be the church community or your small group that you worship with. There is another more important aspect of the word fellowship. That is fellowship with Christ himself.
Marietta explains the difference between walking in the light of fellowship with Christ and walking in darkness outside of that relationship with Christ. You can’t have both complete darkness and the life and light of Christ. She shares practically what it means to walk in the light, and what it doesn’t mean.
In the Digging Deeper Study, Rachel explains how we must not think that walking in the Light equates to never making sinful choices. Since the fall of man, we are sinful creatures, but by choosing to walk in the light in fellowship with Christ, we are free to fellowship with God and brothers and sisters in the church.
Walking freely in the light means we are continually confessing, repenting, and being aware of our sin nature as we seek to surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ and encouraging our fellow believers to do the same.
Sara opened her Journey Study with a prevalent catch phrase of our day. It’s actually been a popular mindset for generations evidenced in different forms.
The key word is “our,” we could trade this word for “self.” Even the Old Testament records humanity consistently doing what was right in their own eyes. (Judges 21:25) This phrase is always followed by mass chaos of people choosing their own truth.
If “our” truth is not rooted in Christ, it is a foundation made of shifting sand. (Matthew 7:24-27) We must build our lives, our mindsets, on Christ who said, “I am the way, the truth, and the light.” (John 14:6)
Sara encourages us with great reminders from Scripture about heeding the voice of the Lord and confidently following Him. Still, it’s not always 100% easy though, is it?
Sara urges us to read and memorize God’s Word so we can be ready to follow His ways by knowing His heart. When we declare the truths found in Scripture over ourselves, truth directs our hearts, minds, bodies, and tongues. Spend time memorizing His Word this weekend!
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