Now it happened in the process of time that the king of Egypt died. Then the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage. (Exodus 2:23)
LORD, so many of your people are in bondage — please hear their cries and come and set them free.
Holy Spirit, make intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered (see Romans 8:26).
So God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. (Exodus 2:24)
Father, thank you for hearing us when we cry out to you. Thank you for the covenant you established with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Thank you that we have become heirs to your promises to them by our faith in your son Jesus.
And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them. (Exodus 2:25)
Jesus, in your mercy look upon us and acknowledge us as sheep of your own fold, lambs of your own flock, sinners of your own redeeming. Receive us into your arms of mercy and peace. (From BCP page 499)
A word received at Christ Church Schenectady 3/11/12: Wake up, My people. I AM crying out for you to come to Me — Come confess your sins so that you truly will be a temple where I can dwell — Come to Me — confess that I can make you whole.
STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 24, March 25, 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: John 12:20-33; Hebrews 5:(1-4)5-10; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51 or 51:11-16
Memory Verse: Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. (John 12:26)
Next Week: John 12:20-33; Hebrews 5:(1-4)5-10; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51 or 51:11-16
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.
Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:31-34
A word received: I want my people toknow me. Look at the lesson in the light of desiring to know me.
Psalm: Psalm 51 or 51:11-16
A word received: David had to learn to come to me on my terms, not his.
Gospel: John 12:20-33
A word received: The Greeks came desiring to see me. My desire is that all would be drawn to me. I came to do my Father’s bidding. If you want to know me (rather than just see me), you must accept why I came.
A word received: I AM now applying the Beatitudes to myself. Have the class look at Matthew 5:3-12 and identify the parallels in this passage in John.
Now is the judgment (Greek: Krisis) of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. (John 12:31)
A word received: I AM calling my people to make a decision for me.
Epistle: Hebrews 5:(1-4)5-10
Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * 33; Exod. 2:23-3:15: 1 Cor. 13:1-13: Mark 9:14-29
Sunday: 118 * 145; Exod. 3:16-4:12: Rom. 12:1-21: John 8:46-59
HC: John 12:20-33; Hebrews 5:(1-4)5-10; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51 or 51:11-16
Notes from the Front Line
***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for Holiness of life in every Episcopalian March 24 Good Shepherd, Elizabethtown – The Rev’d David Sullivan
***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (John 12:20-33; Hebrews 5:(1-4)5-10; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51 or 51:11-16).
***** Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote…
Change the low case “c” of cancer to an upper case “C” for Christ. In no uncertain terms, command, through prayer, with authority, all cancer cells to leave. They are not welcome, get out in the name of Jesus Christ. Command any juvenile cells that are even thinking of misbehaving to cease and desist. We have authority given by Christ Himself to pray in such a fashion. For it is written: “He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully. ” Luke 4:10.
***** Fr. Neal Longe: Thursday. Home with my sick little man : Noah has strep throat. Please pray for a speedy recovery and the health of the rest of the family.
***** Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Parris island visit
Fr. Nigel spent a day at Parris Island, the East coast training camp for the United States Marine Corps. He met with chaplains, drill instructors, the commanding officer of third battalion, and the commanding officer of the weapons battalion. The subject of conversation, the Welcome home Initiative (WHI) and healing of PTSD. A lot of interest was shown over his new book. He was given the VIP treatment as the US Marine corps and the Royal Marines have very high regard for each other in fact they share the globe on their uniform. The Royal Marines one side the US Marines the other! Col. Greg Kitchens took him around the base. Brigader General William Weise (a WHI attendee and former base second in command) and Gen. Charlie Baldwin former chief of Chaplains were influential in setting up the visit. His objectives were far exceeded. Oooh rah. Semper Fi.
Photo: Col. Dan Wilson, Commanding officer, weapons battalion and Fr. Nigel Mumford. Taken at the range, Parris Island.
Other pictures of Fr. Nigel Mumford trip to Paris Island can be seen at http://albanyintercessor.blogspot.com/2012/03/3242012-77-1st-quarter-2012.html