Weekend Worship- May 23-24th

Scripture Reading: John 17:6-11

“I have revealed you[a] to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of[b] your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.

Confession:

Father, thank You that we have been declared righteous through faith in Christ. Because of the completed work of Jesus, we have peace with You and access to Your amazing grace. Yet, in spite of this, we take our eyes off of You. At times, we are prone to despair. Forgive us, Lord. Help us to remember that Jesus is our strength. Help us to mature and rejoice in Him even in our trials and tribulations. Give us grace that will produce a patient and godly character that is honoring to You. We pray this in Christ’s name.  Amen.

Silence: 2 minutes

 

 

 

The Our Father (slowly pray this)

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever, Amen.

Daily Encounter – May 18, 2020

Silence: 2 minutes /Spend time in prayer and silence with God, asking Him to meet with you and speak to you.

Bible Reading

I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the Gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

– Romans 1:16-17

Devotion

Here Paul gives us a summary statement concerning the Gospel or Good News of Jesus. This message of Jesus coming into this world to reconcile mankind to God has the power to save and transform lives! In itself, the Gospel has power, innate power. It has power for a very definite thing: “It is the power of God unto salvation.” Salvation is the all-inclusive term of the Gospel, and it simply means “deliverance.” It embraces everything from justification to glorification. It is both an act and a process. It is equally true that I have been saved from the penalty of sin, I am being saved from the power of sin, and I will be saved from the very presence of sin. The Gospel is for the entire human race. Then Paul declares a wonderful truth, “For in the Gospel a righteousness from God is revealed.” God is holy and His character demands righteousness. But the righteousness Paul is referring to here is not self-righteousness that is produced by human effort. Instead he proclaims a righteousness that comes from God when we put our faith in the person and work of His Son. The righteousness of Christ is credited to the account of those who are trusting in the completed work of Christ. One day we will stand before Almighty God and He will only see the righteousness of His Son.

The Big Question

Are you relying on self-righteousness to make you right with God? What is the basic problem with performance-based religion? Are you ashamed of the Gospel? Has your life been transformed as a result of trusting in the person and work of Christ? Remember this, “The just shall live by faith.”

Conclude your time in prayer and silence, reflecting on what God revealed to you today.

Silence: 2 minutes

DAILY OFFICE – MAY 16, 2020

 

 

Silence and Centering     

“Be still, and know that I am God; – Psalm 46:10

 PAUSE FOR  2 MINUTES OF SILENCE

Reading & Devotional:

Psalm 103:1-22

Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.

He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel:
The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust.
The life of mortals is like grass,
they flourish like a flower of the field;
the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.
But from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
and his righteousness with their children’s children—
with those who keep his covenant
and remember to obey his precepts.

The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom rules over all.

Praise the Lord, you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his bidding,
who obey his word.
Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,
you his servants who do his will.
Praise the Lord, all his works
everywhere in his dominion.

Praise the Lord, my soul.

 

Psalm 103 is a song outlining the character of God. In this song, we see that God is worthy of praise, holy, forgiving, healing, redeeming, loving, compassionate, giving, good, just, righteous, gracious, patient, merciful, eternal, sovereign, and active in His creation. Wow! This is quite a list. This list is not conclusive, but it gives us a snapshot of the character of God. As image-bearers of God, we were created to reflect His character in His world. Like the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31, we are to be people of godly character.

We are told in Romans 8 that we (believers) are being conformed to the likeness of God’s Son. Each day the Holy Spirit is working inside of us to transform us so that we look more like Jesus. This is not an external transformation but an internal change of heart. As we grow in our relationship with Jesus, we should begin to reflect His character in our lives. Paul identifies some of these characteristics in Galatians 5 and then in Colossians 3. The short list in Colossians 3 includes, compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. According to God’s Word, character matters! It is a critical part of our testimony. There needs to be congruency in the message we proclaim and the life that we live.

Questions to Ponder:

What do you think when you meditate on the character of God? As God’s image-bearer, do you accurately reflect God’s character? When you study the Fruit of the Spirit, how would you evaluate your own spiritual growth? Are you becoming more and more like Jesus? Why does character matter?

Suggested Prayer
Father of Kindness, I praise You for Your Spirit that lives within me. Thank You for Your Holy Spirit that reminds me of Your truth, revives my heart, strengthens me, and leads me into the paths of righteousness. Father, I ask that You enable me and Your church to love Your Word and that we would read and mediate on it every day. Help us to protect our alone time with You. Transform us by the renewing of our mind. Cause us to sine brightly for You God. I ask all of this in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Here is a simple easy to remember method for praying for those around you, even if you don’t know their specific needs. The five requests are based on the word “B-L-E-S-S”.

B – Body – For health, safety, and physical needs.

L – Labors – For the success and prospering of their work and/or studies (Jeremiah 29:7).

E – Emotions – For peace and joy to replace fear and anxiety (Matthew 10:13).

S – Social life – For family’s to function well together in their community.

S – Salvation – For each to understand salvation in Jesus Christ, and come to know Him personally and grow in their spiritual lives.

The Our Father (slowly pray this)
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever, Amen.

Weekend Worship May 16-17th

Scripture Reading:

Hebrews 10:19-24 (NIV)

19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,

 

Confession:

O Lord, You have promised to send Your Holy Spirit to be with us, and to guide us.Yet we confess the many times that our eyes can’t see You, that our hearts can’t fathom Your work in our pain. Forgive us for assuming we are on our own to navigate this life. Teach us to pray expectantly for the Holy Spirit to reveal Your goodness.Give us the strength to wait, the courage to trust in You, for we place our lives in Your keeping, through Christ our Lord we pray, Amen.

Silence: 2 minutes

 

 

The Our Father (slowly pray this)

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever, Amen.

WEEKEND WORSHIP- MAY 9-10TH / ADORACIÓN DE FIN DE SEMANA: DEL 9 AL 10 DE MAYO

Scripture Reading:

Ecclesiastes 1:8-9 New Living Translation (NLT)

Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.

History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.

Eclesiastés 1:8- (NTV)

Todo es tan tedioso, imposible de describir. No importa cuánto veamos, nunca quedamos satisfechos. No importa cuánto oigamos, nada nos tiene contentos.

La historia no hace más que repetirse; ya todo se hizo antes. No hay nada realmente nuevo bajo el sol.

 

Confession:

Dear God, Sometimes fear is an idol that we believe will help us control our lives. Sometimes fear is a companion that we let take the place of You. Sometimes fear is the enemy that tells us You are not greater. Forgive us when we let our fear be larger than our faith, and when we forget that you are a faithful God. In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.

Confesión:

Querido Dios, a veces el miedo es un ídolo que creemos que nos ayudará a controlar nuestras vidas. A veces el miedo es un compañero que dejamos que tome tu lugar. A veces el miedo es el enemigo que nos dice que no eres mayor. Perdónanos cuando dejamos que nuestro miedo sea más grande que nuestra fe, y cuando olvidamos que eres un Dios fiel. En el Nombre de Jesús oramos, Amén.

Silence: 2 minutes/Silencio: 2 minutos

 

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The Our Father (slowly pray this)

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever, Amen.

El Padre Nuestro (lentamente reza esto)

Padre nuestro que estás en los cielos, santificado sea tu nombre. Venga tu reino, Hágase tu voluntad en la tierra, como en el cielo. Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día. Y perdona nuestras ofensas, como perdonamos a los que nos ofenden. Y no nos dejes caer en la tentación, sino líbranos del maligno. Para ti es el reino, el poder y la gloria para siempre, Amén.

Daily Encounter – May 5, 2020

Silence: 2 minutes

Scripture Reading:

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the Gospel of God—the Gospel He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy scriptures regarding His Son, as to His human nature was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by His resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. Through Him and for His name’s sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith. And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.

– Romans 1:1-6

In writing this letter to the church in Rome, Paul purposes to define the Gospel and the condition of man that necessitates the Gospel. Paul writes to explain the tenants of Biblical Christianity. Let me encourage you to do something that will totally impact your understanding of Christianity: read the Book of Romans, and read it regularly. Allow the Holy Spirit to teach you. This book will ground the believer in the faith. Paul identifies himself in these opening verses as a servant, or slave (doulos), of the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul took on this position willingly. After surrendering to Christ, God called him to be an apostle (sent one). Paul then verifies this by declaring that Jesus was resurrected from the dead. The resurrection is the hinge pin of the Christian faith. Without it, Christianity falls apart. Then Paul goes on to identify himself as an apostle to the Gentiles. Paul had a specific calling to share the Good News with those outside of the Jewish faith. “Grace” and “apostleship” are significant terms. “Grace” is God’s method of salvation. None of us could ever have been saved if God had not been gracious. Although “apostleship” referred specifically to Paul and the others who were technically apostles, every believer is a “sent one.” Every believer should be a witness, one sent forth with a message.

The Big Question

What are you doing to get the Gospel of God out these days? Do you consider yourself a bond servant of the Lord Jesus Christ? Are you also among those called to belong to Jesus Christ?

Conclude your time in prayer and silence, reflecting on what God revealed to you today.