And those who had laid hold of Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. But Peter followed Him at a distance to the high priest’s courtyard. And he went in and sat with the servants to see the end. (Matthew 26:57-58 )
Jesus, so many follow you at a distance and remain observers rather than participants. Have mercy on us.
Holy Spirit, as you did with Peter, do also with all those who sit on the side-lines and move them into active discipleship.
Father, thank you that you forgive us all our failures of courage and enable us to find forgiveness through the blood of Jesus and new life through your Holy Spirit. Thank you.
Praying The Nicene Creed
who spake by the Prophets.
Thank you for your word in Scripture and your words to us today.
Study Guide: Summer Sunday School Lesson 07, July 29, 2012
Readings: Mark 6:45-52; Ephesians 4:1-7,11-16; 2 Kings 2:1-15; Ps. 114:7
Next Week: John 6:24-35; Ephesians 4:17-25; Exodus 16:2-4,9-15; Ps. 78:1-25
Gospel: Mark 6:45-52
A word received: You too have been sent “”rowing” in rough seas by me. There is a purpose in that. I was watching over them and came to them at the right time. I will watch over you and come to you at the right time as well.
Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-7,11-16
A word received: Look at what “walking worthy” meant for Paul. Will you accept my call on your life?
Old Testament: 2 Kings 2:1-15 and Psalm: Ps. 114:7
A word received: There is nothing in all creation that is not under my authority. Neither Elijah nor Elisha made the waters part by their own power. It was by my Spirit that this was done.
Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a fountain of waters. (Psalm 114:7-8 )
Please turn the stony places of my heart into fountains of living water.
Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49,; Joshua 8:30-35: Rom. 14:13-23: Matt. 26:57-68
Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 66, 67; Joshua 9:3-21: Rom. 15:1-13: Matt. 26:69-75
Notes from the Front Line
***** Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote….brilliant.
Brilliant! “The one sitting on the throne was as brilliant as gemstones—like jasper and carnelian. And the gllow of an emerald circled his throne like a rainbow.” Revelation 4:3