Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: In Old Testament days kings, prophets, and priests were anointed with oil to set them apart in a special sense for God and His service.
The oil symbolized the Holy Spirit coming upon them both to set them apart and also to give them special divine enablement. (Google image, Anointing a priest). [This is a great post for further reading]
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Max Lucado- How do I live in God’s presence? How do I detect His unseen hand on my shoulder and His inaudible voice in my ear? A sheep grows familiar with the voice of the shepherd. How can you and I grow familiar with the voice of God? (Google image, Prayer for beginners).
Here are a few ideas:
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: God spoke through Joel at a time of His imminent judgment upon the nation because of its sins: "let the priests, who minister before the LORD, weep between the temple porch and the altar. Let them say, 'Spare your people, O LORD' " (Joel 2:17).
The religious leaders of the nation were responsible to intercede with weeping for the nation. (Google image, Weeping Prophet Jeremiah)
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: Paul testified to the Ephesian elders, as he looked back over his several years of ministry among them, and now bade them farewell.
"You know how I lived the whole time I was with you, from the first day I came into the province of Asia. I served the Lord . . . with tears" (Acts 20:18-19). (Google image, No more tears, this is a great post).
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Jean Oathout: Have you been baptized? Do you even know the reason why Christians are to be baptized?
Let's find out what the Bible says about this from the very first believers, what they did and said. (Google image, Baptism, Excellent message!)
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: Yearning intercession for your people often enables God to anoint your heart with tears.
Tears in your heart as you intercede alone, as you speak of Christ personally to the spiritually needy—inner tears as you minister publicly and as you look out upon your community and your world—these can add spiritual power to your leadership and ministry.
(Google image, Jesus praying)
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: The Youth. Maintain a special prayer burden for the youth and your ministry to them even though you may have a youth pastor.
Pray for (1) an adequately planned ministry to them; (2) the salvation of each; (3) an expanding ministry to youth outside the church; (4) God's call to Christian service for youth of His choosing; (5) training or employment for needy youth; (6) strength to withstand the special temptations of youth.
(Google image, Youth Group).