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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Opening Prayer/Worship Hymn: Rock of Ages, Cleft for me
Theme: God Our MakerTopic: Unflinching Faith
Reading: Exodus 17:1-7
One of the hallmarks of walking with God, is the stretching of our faith; faith that He is who He says He is, and will do whatever He says He will do. God heard the cry of Israelites when they were suffering in the land of Egypt; He sent Moses and with a mighty hand rescued them from bondage and slavery. God’s plan was to take the Israelites to Canaan- the land He earlier vowed to give to them. However, due to challenges along the way, the Israelites started complaining and wishing they were still slaves in Egypt! Similarly, we go through tough times in our walk with God; situations that may weaken our faith and make us wish for things that are below God’s promises to us. During such times, we should always remember that the same Lord that brought us this far is well able to see us through. All we need do at such times are to trust and have an unflinching faith in the Lord.
1. What is your understanding of unflinching faith?Luke 8:40-56; Hebrews 11:1-8, 17-19, 29, 32-38.
2. What are the lessons for us in Matthew21:23-32 regarding unflinching faith?Matthew 21:23-32; 13:53-58.
3. How do we grow in faith in the Lord? Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16; Philippians 2:1-13; James 1:2-18.
Through the help of the Holy Spirit we will have unshakable faith in the Lord at all times in our lives.
Closing Prayer(Collect for Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost)
Grant, O merciful God,that your Church,being gathered by your Holy Spirit into one,may showforth your power among all peoples,to the glory of your name;through Jesus Christ our Lord,who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.Amen.