Prayer’s communion, Sunday VIII before Easter Week from February 20 to February 25, 2017


Prayer’s communion, Sunday VIII before Easter

Week from February 20 to February 25, 2017
“Trust in the Word of God”

Introduction: Trust in the Word of God because He is faithful and trustworthy. At that time, God gave an assurance of blessing to his people Israel when they were discouraged because of a long captivity in Babylon. For they were suffering oppression and extreme poverty, which led them to think that they had been abandoned by God, their God. This exile, however, did not mean that God forsook them, rather that He disciplined them to make them walk uprightly in God’s path and to keep his covenant with them: “He will be their God and Israel will be His people”. For God puts his people to the test to train them to be true in their faith to Him, in order for them to live, for “the righteous person will live by his faithfulness” Hab 2:4. Blessed are those who believe in the Word of God, for it will be fulfilled unto them according to their faith. “For no word from God will ever fail” Lk 1:37.

Monday 20: Trust in the fulfillment of the Word of God. “It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire” Is.55:11b.
Reading 1: Lk 1:30-38. Reading 2: Is 55:10-13. Preaching 1 (choice). Preaching 2: Is 55:10-11. Other references: – “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” Num.23:19. – “So you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge” Ps.51:4b. – ”Being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised” Ro.4:21. [You can also read 2 K.7:16-20]

Tuesday 21: Trust the Word of God that brings salvation. “God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe” 1 Cor.1:21b.
Reading 1: Acts 4:1-12. Reading 2: 1 Cor 1:20-25. Preaching 1 (choice). Preaching 2: 1 Cor 1:21. Other references:
– “But say the word, and my servant will be healed”Lk.7:7b.
– “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile” Rom.1:16.

Wednesday 22: Trust the Word of God that sanctifies. “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth” Jn.17:17.
Reading 1: Eph 5:25-27. Reading 2: Jn 17:12-19; Preaching 1 (choice). Preaching 2: Jn 17:16-17. Other references:
– “You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you” Jn 15:3.
– “To make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word” Eph.5:26.
– “Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God” 1 Pet.1:22-23.

Thursday 23: Believe in the power of the life-giving Word of God. “For the word of God is alive and active” Heb.4:12a.
Reading 1: Mt 8:16-17. Reading 2: Heb 4:12-13. Preaching 1 (choice). Preaching 2: Heb 4:12. Other references:
– “I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant” Jer.1:9-10.
– “He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” [which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”]. Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around [she was twelve years old]” Mk.5:41-42.
– “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind” Jn.1:1-4.

Friday 24: Believe that the Word of God lasts forever. “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” Mt.24:35.
Reading 1: 1 Pet 1:22-25. Reading 2: Mt 24:23-35. Preaching 1 (choice). Preaching 2: Mt 24:35. Other references:
– “And now, Lord God, keep forever the promise you have made concerning your servant and his house. Do as you promised” 2 Sam.7:25.
– “He remembers his covenant forever, the promise He made, for a thousand generations” Ps.105:8.
– “And this is what he promised us—eternal life” 1 Jn.2:25.

Saturday 25: Follow the light of God’s Word. “Walk while you have the light” Jn.12:35b.
Reading 1: Heb 3:7-19. Reading 2: Jn 12:35-43. Preaching 1 (choice). Preaching 2: Jn 12:35-36a. Other references:
– “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” Ps.119:105.
– “For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life” Pr.6:23.
– “Listen to me, my people; hear me, my nation: Instruction will go out from me; my justice will become a light to the nations” Is.51:4.

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