Pick up a 2020 Faith Challenge booklet in the lobby at church or print the PDF below.
It is a prayer and Bible reading guide that will last all year.
Week #9 Goal: Numbers 1-19
Daily Readings: 2/24: Numbers 1-4. 2/25: Numbers 5-8. 2/26: Numbers 9-12. 2/27: Numbers 13-15.
2/28: Numbers 16-19. 2/29: Catch-up Day. 3/1: The Lord's Day
Intro: Numbers is a book
about the nation of Israel wandering in the wilderness. Mt. Sinai is behind
them, the promised land Canaan is before them. When Israel first arrived at the
promised land, they refused to enter it because they were afraid of the people
there and did not trust the Lord to give them victory. Their punishment? They
will wander in the wilderness for 40 years. Plus, nobody from that generation
would enter Canaan except for Joshua and Caleb. A new generation would enter.
By the end of the book, that new generation of Israel is poised to enter the
promised land. The themes in Numbers will jump out at you: (1.) God is faithful
and will fulfill his promise to Abraham, (2.) God is present with his people
and always active in some way, (3.) God's people are prone to forget him, prone
to complain, and prone to doubt his power and goodness.
P R A Y
Commit 2020 to the joy and power of secret prayer (Matt. 6:6; 14:23). Pray for our church and our impact in the community and in each other's lives. We have made a placard that you may print and stand up at home or work.
February Focus: Unity in the Gospel
Think About It: "Unity in the Gospel" DOES NOT just mean that we all agree that the gospel is true. It also means that we have joined together in GOSPEL MISSION in Jarrettsville and the surrounding communities. We are united BY the gospel, IN the gospel, and FOR the gospel. All this is for the glory of God and the salvation of the lost; we must be utterly passionate about these things. This is our unity in the gospel.
Pray for God's name to be revered as holy, his kingdom to come, and his will to be done in our lives and church (Matthew 6:9-10).
Pray for our church to grow in evangelism, love for the lost, and for God to save sinners through our ministries (Romans 1:14-17; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4).
Pray for our church to grow in unity, love, and service to each other for the building up of our church in the grace and knowledge of Christ (Ephesians 4:1-6; Galatians 5:6).
Pray for our church to grow in reconciling personal relationships, forgiving each other from the heart, and mutual humility in all situations (Matthew 6:11-15; 18:15-35).
Pray for us to put the glory of God and biblical truth first and not our personal preferences, emotions, or traditions (1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Peter 4:11).
Prayer Card PDF
Large Print Prayer Card PDF