War

Piper said in "Let the Nations Be Glad" that we tend to use prayer to make us comfortable, instead of a weapon in the war that we are in.  Over the past month I feel that God has been teaching me that no matter our methods, techniques, church models, or marketing, without prayer and the power of God, it is nothing.  In 1 Cor 3:6 Paul states, "I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, BUT GOD MADE IT GROW"  We are fleshing this out by starting a prayer time before our  services on Sunday morning.  I am excited to see what God does!!

2 thoughts on “War

  1. Tim Diehr

    Jeremy,

    You are becoming a very close friend,and I want to encourage you. right now you are on the top of the mountain,unfortunatley valleys come. The key…. stay humble,stay humble,stay humble!!! A tremendous battle is taking place in the heavenly places that are over the ground we are plowing.The enemy will not rest.We are about to embark into a war that will require our flesh to be dead. I just want you to know that I am locking elbows with you and others in this church, and I say “Lets go get some for Jesus!!”

    I love you brother!!!!
    Praying for you,
    Tim

  2. Charles Bryant

    Wow, so true Jeremy. Often that powerful prayer is simply total and unreserved submission to or mighty Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Comfort, peace, well being, etc. have nothing (or very little) do do with it. The Battle Cry of the Warrior may be “Lord God take me. I give you all that I am. Take Your sword and pierce my heart so I (self) would be dead and You would live strong and bright in me. Search and fill every place in my heart with Your gloriuous presence. I want you to take all of it dear God.” It’s not the new youth facility, or the fresh paint, or the super duper sound system, or that neat display we need; it’s His total presence in each of us that makes the Army strong.

    Keep it up brother. I cant overstate how valuable that encouraging word is each and every day.

    Thanks

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