I am so thankful that you have chosen to join us on this journey. Over the next 40 days we are going to be looking at God’s Word and letting it guide our prayer. We believe that God has big things in store for SBC. God is going to use these next 40 days to challenge us and lead us to be a more faithful church. I hope that you will be prayerful and pray for big things!
Read: John 4
John 4 is a well known story in the life and ministry of Jesus. In this story we meet a Samaritan woman. This was no ordinary Samaritan woman. She was a woman of ill repute. We know this because she came to draw water in the middle of the day. Also during her dialogue with Jesus, Jesus reveals Her past, her secrets. This made her uncomfortable and want to talk about religion. Jesus ultimately reveals to her that she is misinformed on her understanding and that He is the truth. I love what she does in finding out the truth. This is something that should lead us to move!
John 4:29 “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?”
Friends, that should be our response. We are praying for 40 days for our lost sheep and our church. We should be praying for boldness of this woman. That we see how she simply went and told people her story. She had been set free of her past and it was now her testimony. She wanted to hide her shame, Jesus covered her shame and now it’s her story! That is the power of the Gospel. We need to pray that we would be willing to share our story.
Adoration– Come to God in praise! He has covered our shame. We are set free from our bondage. Praise Him that we have a Savior that takes away our shame and gives us a story to tell.
Confession- Confess your shame to Him. A secret revealed has no power over you. Confess your shame and let Him cover you with His mercy and grace.
Thanksgiving- We should be so thankful. As people bought by the blood of Christ. Forgiven for our sins. We should be so thankful for all that God has done in our lives. That God has given us a story!
Supplication- Pray that God would give you opportunity to share your story with your lost sheep. Tell them about the love of Jesus Christ. That He covers their shame. Pray that they would be willing to come with you to church and hear about this good news. Pray for SBC that we would be a place where people find hope and healing.
Thank you again.