Pray that every follower of Jesus connected to OCC will minister in the Spirit…
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:18-20
Pray that we (as individuals, as OCC, as the church in Orillia, and as the worldwide church) will not try to serve God by doing religious stuff in our own strength, but will understand what the will of God is and serve him in and through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:17-20
Pray that followers of Jesus would continue to learn to walk in the Spirit just as they received him into their lives. Pray that all followers of Jesus (including ourselves) would recognize that grace and maturity does not come by keeping an external law but by walking in the Spirit
2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? 5 So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? Galatians 3:2, 5
Pray that followers of Jesus would stop thinking that they are not good enough, or spiritual enough, or _______ enough, to be filled with God’s Spirit. But will pray (talk with God) and open themselves to all that God has for them.
After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.Acts 4:31
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the SpiritEphesians 5:18
We all want to make better decisions and live with fewer regrets.
We are constantly confronted with decisions we never anticipated having to make. To complicate matters further, the time frame for making a decision is often short and our options limited. So, what do you do when it’s your move and you aren’t sure what to do.
When Paul and Silas were imprisoned in Philippi, for preaching the gospel, God shook everything loose that kept them away from the ministry God had called them to and shook everything that kept the jailer locked in unbelief.
Pray that God will shake loose everything that keeps believers from walking in faith and obedience.
Pray that God will shake loose everything that keeps those who are not following Jesus locked in their unbelief.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”
The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”Acts 16:25-30
This morning The Adams: Dan, Sue, Sophie and Casey are leading us in worship.
Pastor Mike leads us in looking at the parables of the Mustard Seed and Yeast from Matthew 13:31-35 (and also, Mark 4:31-34, Luke 13:18-21).
Next week we will be looking at the Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds.
You can read this parable in Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
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Thank you for your faithful and generous giving.
Because of your generosity, we have been able to give to the Sharing Place Food Bank, FSA – relief work in the Afar, Greenhaven Women’s Shelter, as well as to a network of churches that help with benevolence requests.
Sunday nights @ 6:30pm we gather in a zoom room to pray.
As we see what is happening in our world – we need more than ever to pray.
Join us tonight… or if you can’t send us a prayer request: email prayer request.
We live in a world that continually encourages us to live in our own power and strength.
Pray that every follower of Jesus will recognize that we can only live the way that God wants us to, when we are dependent on his power and strength, as we lean on the Spirit.
For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh—though I myself have reasons for such confidence.Philippians 3:3-4
This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty. Zechariah 4:6