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 #14 Goal: The Gospel According to John
Daily Readings: 3/30: John 1-4. 3/31: John 5-8. 4/1: John 9-12. 4/2: John 13-15. 4/3: John 16-18.
4/4: John 19-21. 4/5: The Lord's Day
Intro: The Gospel According to John shows how Jesus' ministry is a revelation of God's glory through his redemptive suffering and death on a cross. Jesus is the Lamb of God; the Christ who was foretold in all of Scripture, as chapters 1-2 make abundantly clear. The first 12 chapters cover several years. The last 9 cover less than a week. The first 12 chapters have been called the book of signs because they are mainly concerned with Jesus' miraculous signs that testify that he is the Messiah. The last 9 have been called the book of glory because of their emphasis on the glorious climax of Jesus' sacrificial death. But there is overlap! The miraculous signs reveal Christ's glory and deity. And Christ's glory is most manifest in his ultimate signs: his death and resurrection. John's gospel is well known for the "I AM" statements of Jesus. It is well known for its blatant teaching about the deity and sovereignty of Jesus and about the Trinity. It is well known for Jesus' teaching about the role of the Holy Spirit in the church once Jesus returns to heaven. You will see all this and much more in John's gospel.
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.
March Focus: Gospel Fruit
Some things to do this Easter season:
- Pray for specific lost people in your life.
- Pray to find opportunities to connect with new lost people in your life.
- Invite lost people to church so they hear God's truth and see the love of God's people.
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