What a great time at the OCCKids Lego Party on 25 May
This Sunday, 2 June, we will show some highlights from the afternoon
Thank you to everyone who made it a great time.
A big shout out to Pastor Brent for all the planning.
The prophet Jeremiah recorded God’s word to his people in exile
“seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” Jeremiah 29:7
We are not in exile, but we are still called to seek the peace, the prosperity, the shalom, the flourishing of the city.
While it is true we can prayer anywhere, there is something powerful about praying on location.
This Sunday night – 2 June 2019 – 6:30pm – we are going to walk through the downtown part of city doing exactly that. As we pray, Orillia will prosper and we will prosper.
Join us as we walk and pray.
Jesus demonstrated the Kingdom in very practical and real ways.
The Holy Spirit is in us to demonstrate the Father’s love to those around us – our neighbours.
We are invited and, if we follow Jesus, are commissioned to be agents of this love – to be people who expand the Kingdom of God where we live, work and play. Praying for others is a huge part of this.
We invite you to consider taking our Prayer Ministry Training sessions.
The first of these is being held Sunday, 2 June @ 5pm in Theatre 1 at OCC
To live and love like Jesus means that we take our cues from him, not from our world.
And this is especially true around who we value, who we count as important and less important, who we ignore.
The call to follow Jesus is a call to be different than our world. It’s a new way of living and loving.
To help us do this we encourage you to follow the scripture reading outline. As we engage the Scriptures and see
our stories in the story of Jesus and his upside down kingdom, use the guideline below to help you reflect. You might want to use a journal to help you.
Read: Read the Scripture passage slowly. Don’t rush. Pay attention what stands out for you and what questions get stirred up. Read it again.
Reflect: What does this Scripture say about who Jesus is and what his kingdom is like? What does it say about what it means to be a disciple, follower, apprentice of Jesus? What is the Spirit saying to you (and to OCC) through this Scripture?
Pray: Listen to what God is saying to you through this Scripture and respond to God in prayer. What do you want to say to God? What do you want to ask God? Pray your thoughts, desires, feelings, needs, worries, hopes.
Live: What is one way you can live into what God is saying to you through this Scripture? How will you “get into action” by practicing trust and obedience?