Matthew 9:18-26 and Sunday School Lesson

While he spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live.” (Matthew 9:18 )
Jesus, come lay your hand on every member of our families — especially those who are spiritually dead.

So Jesus arose and followed him, and so did his disciples. (Matthew 9:19)
Jesus, thank you for your willingness to come into our lives. Send your disciples into our lives and our families’ lives.

And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of his garment. (Matthew 9:20)
Holy Spirit, move the hearts of all those women who have menstrual problems to reach out and touch Jesus.

For she said to herself, “If only I may touch his garment, I shall be made well.” (Matthew 9:21)
Father, we trust that all those who reach out to Jesus in faith will find healing.

But Jesus turned around, and when he saw her he said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour. (Matthew 9:22)
Jesus, thank you for those words of encouragement that you speak to us and the healing you bring us.

When Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd wailing, (Matthew 9:23)
Jesus, there is often so much noise and confusion in our lives and in our homes — bring your peac into our homes.

He said to them, “Make room, for the girl is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed him. (Matthew 9:24)
Holy Spirit, please help each of us overcome ridicule as Jesus did and go forward in faith to heal and proclaim the good news of the kingdom.

But when the crowd was put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. (Matthew 9:25)
Jesus, take us and every member of our families by the hand so that we may arise to new life in you. Please wake your sleeping church that appears dead.

And the report of this went out into all that land. (Matthew 9:26)
Father, let the report of what Jesus is doing among us go far and wide. Thank you.

A word received: Come to me with thanksgiving.

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: Ps. 104:25-32;Acts 2:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13; John 14:5-18
Memory Verse: “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 )
Next Week: Faith in Action Sunday: Ps. 93; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-16

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.

Gospel: John 14: 5-18

A word received for the Father: I long for my disciples to have the same desire Philip did — to know me and to see me. I long for disciples who will know (because of their relationship with me) that they have not been left as orphans.

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 12:4-13

(verse 7) A word received from the Holy Spirit: I want to be shown forth in your life so that the whole Body of Chirst is built up. You are not your own: you wre bought and paid for at a price — a great price. Use my gifts for kingdom purposes.

Acts 2:1-11

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. (Acts 2:1 NKJV)

A word received: I want you to come together in one accord as these disciples did. Leave your divisions behind you and see what I will do.

Psalm: Ps. 104:25,

(verse 29) A word received: Seek after my Holy Spirit and the new life I offer.

(verse 31) A word received: Pray for my glory to shine forth as light for the whole world.

Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * –; Ezek. 36:22-27: Eph. 6:10-24: Matt. 9:18-26
Eve of Pentecost: –: * 33; Exod. 19:3-8a,16-20: 1 Pet. 2:4-10
The Day of Pentecost: 118 * 145; Deut. 16:9-12: Acts 4:18-21,23-33: John 4:19-26
HC: 104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or 33:12-15,18-22; Acts 2:1-11 or Isaiah 44:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17

Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or 33:12-15,18-22; Acts 2:1-11 or Isaiah 44:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17).

***** Date: Fri, 25 May 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote.
Invite Jesus to “your” pity party…

Albany Intercessor

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