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: Acts 7
Acts 7 is the speech of Stephen at his trial and martyrdom. Stephen is the first person that is killed for being a follower of Jesus. He tells those that are going to end his life that they need to look to the one that they are killing him for. They need to turn their lives over to Christ. All around the world there are missionaries that are risking their lives for the sake of the Gospel. There are men and women that are sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to other people that want to stop them.
Today I want us to pray for those missionaries. I want you to take the time to remember the missionaries that are in hard to reach places like China, Iran, and other hostile countries. As a Southern Baptist Church we give money towards the International Mission Board (IMB), and that money goes to support missionaries all over the world, and in places that are hard to reach. Please take time today to check out the IMB’s website (https://www.imb.org/) and pray for these missionaries.