Today’s Reading: Acts 18
Please read Acts 18: 1 – 28 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog. You may click this link directly for the method: Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf . (You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.)
Please click the links below to Acts 18:
When Priscilla and Aquila heard Apollos, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. Acts 18: 26
Lots of leaders do things on their own, and cannot train and raise up leaders. But here Paul demonstrates a good example of how to live out a Missional Lifestyle to raise up a second generation.
Jesus shows me today how to live out this good example:
1. Good relationship with Jesus: verse 12 shows that there was a “united attack” on Paul but because of Paul's intimate relationship with the Lord, he knew that he did not need to be afraid and did not need to be silent but rather stay on course.
2. Stay to train the first generation of leaders: In the midst of a “united attack”, Paul stayed in Corinth for a year and a half to train Aquila and Priscilla the Word of God.
3. Release your disciples to new mission fields and train their first generation of leaders: After that 1 ½ years, Paul brought Aquila and Priscilla to their new mission field and they did the same strategy, as Paul taught them to train Apollos.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to focus on you in the midst of “united attack” in order to train disciples for you to extend your Kingdom. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Prayer items today:
Bishop: The Rt. Rev. Silas Ng
Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner
Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng
Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time
St. Brendan’s, Bellingham, WA: Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Kevin Bond Allen
Deacon: Rev. Pam Schmaling
We have started our 2nd phase of 100 days of prayer. I am calling you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ to fill in your names in the new list below. Many wonderful things have happened in the past 100 days. Can we follow our King, our Shepherd, our Lord Jesus Christ to use an hour’s time to pray for His protection and blessings to my new ministry as the Bishop of ACiC/AI, all our ACiC/AI clergy, leaders and people? Pray that in the Holy and Mighty Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, we can win over Satan's tricks, in order to strengthen our brothers and sisters so that His Kingdom will be extended. Please click this new link to participate in our 2nd phase 100 days/24 hours Prayer Campaign (Nov 29, 2009 to March 8, 2010)
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