“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in me through their word;” (John 17:20)
Holy Spirit, help us speak your word so that others will believe.
“that they all may be one, as you, Father, are in me, and I in you; that they also may be one in us, that the world may believe that you sent me.” (John 17: 21)
Holy Trinity, one God, help us find our unity in you so that the world will believe in you.
“And the glory which you gave me I have given them, that they may be one just as we are one:” (John 17:22)
Jesus, please help us know and experience your glory.
“I in them, and you in me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them as you have loved me.” (John 17:23)
Jesus, come and dwell in our hearts so that the world may know that the Father has sent you and loves you and us.
“Father, I desire that they also whom You gave me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold my glory which you have given me; for you loved me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17:24)
Father, at various times and seasons you have revealed your glory — let this be such a time and a season for us.
“O righteous Father! The world has not known you, but I have known You; and these have known that you sent me.” (John 17:25)
Jesus, thank you for making your Father and his love known to us.
“And I have declared to them your name, and will declare it, that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and I in them.” (John 17:26)
Holy Spirit, fill us with the Father’s love. Thank you.
STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 20, February 26, 2012
Theme Verse: Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. (Ephesians 2:19-22)
Readings: Mark 1:9-13; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Haggai 1:1-15; Psalm 25:3-9
A word received: I want to build you into the church I want. I AM the foundation and cornerstone. Look to me — let me build you up by my Holy Spirit and my word.
Gospel: Mark 1:9-13
A word received: I will minister to you in your wilderness times just as I did with my son Jesus.
Epistle: 1 Peter 3:18-22
(verse 18 ) A word received: I suffered for you while you were still sinners. You cannot first become righteous and then come to me. You must first come to me so that I can make you righteous.
Old Testament: Haggai 1:1-15
A word received: Hear my call to rebuild my church — not the buildings of stone (though some are called to that), but the church which is my body.
Psalm: Psalm 25:3-9
(verse 5) A word received: Wait on me — I AM the God of your salvation.
Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Ezek. 39:21-29: Phil. 4:10-20: John 17:20-26
Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11), 98 * 103; Dan. 9:3-10: Heb. 2:10-18: John 12:44-50
HC: Mark 1:9-13; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Genesis 9:8-17; 25 or 25:3-9
Notes from the Front Line
***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 1:9-13; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Genesis 9:8-17; 25 or 25:3-9).
***** Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012
From: Fr. Nigel Mumford+
Subject: Daily quote…
I was having breakfast with Tommy Tyson and Francis MacNutt years ago. I was soaking in all I could about the healing ministry as they chatted. Francis was telling me about the time Tommy was supposed to speak at a conference. At the last minute Tommy said, “I am not going to speak, you are Francis!” Francis told me he was so shocked. He then asked Tommy, “What shall I talk about?” “Oh, just tell ’em about Jesus!” Tommy replied with great laughter… A warm moment between friends I shall never forget. I wonder if that is how the disciples spoke to one another? “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.” Luke 7:22-23