Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Discovering together how to be the church by the power of the Holy Spirit, growing up to the bridegroom of the church who is Jesus, all to the glory of the Father.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. May peace be within your walls, And prosperity within your palaces.” For the sake of my brothers and my friends, I will now say, “May peace be within you.” For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good. (Psalm 122:6-9)
As we see in the news what is going on in Israel with the rockets being launched and tensions rising, we are reminded in Scripture to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. This is the city that Jesus wept over (see Luke 13:34-35), and literally means "city of peace." We know that Jerusalem is a key part of the End Times, and true peace will only come as Jesus, the Prince of Peace, returns and establishes His kingdom on this earth. As a bumper sticker that I read on a car said, "Know Jesus, know peace. No Jesus, no peace." Let us be in prayer that both Arabs and Jews who live in Jerusalem, and Israel as a whole, will come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Let us also pray that Jesus will reign in our hearts in giving us peace in times of growing conflict.
For this Sunday's worship service, the message title is "We Come Together for Ministry," and the Scripture passage is Ephesians 4:11-13. Please prayerfully prepare for a time of lifting praises to God and being attentive to what He says to us through His Word.