The Church at Prayer
Praying Faithfully For the Spread of the Gospel
Text: Acts 13:1-3
- The church has always grown through the proclamation of the gospel and that is still how it grows.
- The disciples were ordinary men given a seemingly impossible commission- to spread the gospel to the ends of the earth. How could this possibly work?
- The church prayed and waited for the empowering of the Holy Spirit.
- The early church faithfully prayed for the spread of the gospel and the church grew.
- Even though persecution, the church continued to pray and grow.
- Just like the early church prayed faithfully for the spread of the gospel, so must we at CrossWay.
- How can we at CrossWay pray for the spread of the gospel?
- That God would direct our plans for the spread of the gospel.
- That God would align our hearts with his revealed will to spread the gospel.
- That God would empower the ministry of those sent out from CrossWay..
- How do you feel God calling you to regularly pray for the spread of the gospel?
- How have you seen God at work in your heart through your prayers for the lost in the past?
- As you listened to the sermon, were you aware of a desire or conviction to pray specifically for an area that was listed? How can the group help you live out that desire / conviction?
- Pray for CrossWay to have God's direction in these areas:
- Church planting. Location, Leaders and Timing.
- For the men who are in the CPTC, for their placement in fruitful ministry.
- Our newcomer ministry, both for helping newcomers get connected as well as reaching them with the gospel.
- Pray for God to call and send out long-term missionaries from CrossWay.
- Pray that God would align our hearts with his will in these areas:
- Exploring Christianity. Involvement, Invitations.
- Myanmar. David Vunga - CrossWay's involvement.
- Faith and trust for CrossWay's next church plant.
- Two Sunday Services.
- Pray our outward mission to be empowered
- Care Groups and Mission Mobilizers
- Washington Manor nursing home
- Wilson Elementary School
- Mission Partners