Preparation For Temptation

Rejoice always,  pray without ceasing, 
 in everything give thanks;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 
                           1Thessalonians 5: 16-18
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 
                                                                                               Isaiah 61:1
In these days, we need to remember and rediscover the amazing privilege that is ours to be called to join with our Lord in His Royal Priesthood… and to actually be called by Him to enter into His mighty intercessions and purposes along with Him. It is our privilege to co-labour together with Him in His continual intercession, to plant the heavens and lay the foundations of the earth in prayer. To prepare for war and stand in battle in His strength, and to lay hold of His victory in Jesus name. We get to watch the enemy release spiritual captives and then see them become children of God.  We get to see His gospel rescue the perishing in power and to see the church of our Lord Jesus Christ, rise up in holiness and surrender to His full and perfect will. He has promised to bless the believing prayers of His people as we believe and trust in Him, and pray together. He has made us a part of His Royal Priesthood. 
This Week @ City:
Our morning worship finds us in ‘Preparation For Temptation’  as we continue in the series Prepare For War. This week, we see the Serpent Strike in Luke 4. Join us for worship around music and message at 10:30.
Sunday Evening
At 7 PM we continue in our series ‘Revelation Revealed. This week we will look at the Church That Left Its First Love (Chapter 2:1) We end our time together by remembering our Lord at His Table.
Prayer and Bible study with Matt and Sandra at 7 PM in the Gospel of Luke.
Ladies Bible Study at 10 AM in the fellowship room. 
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Please allow us the privilege to join you in intercession for those needs in your life. There is power in numbers as we are called to ‘storm the Gates of Heaven.’  Feel free to contact me with any and all prayer requests.
In Christ alone,
Pastor Bill