Mission Devotional - August 23, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

He Sat Down

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, Lamb of God and Great High Priest, you are our living sacrifice. You alone make us clean and pure and holy. You alone do for us what the blood of sheep and bulls could never do. Thank you that through your sacrifice we might be brought back into loving union with the One who made us for himself. It is what we were made for. Amen.

Scripture: Hebrews 10:11-14

Journal: What are you trying to accomplish in your life? In your life with Jesus? What has he already accomplished for you? How can you rest in that?

Reflection:

he sat down

day after day
every high priest stands
performing his duties
offering sacrifices
again and again
because his work
is never done

but when jesus
our great high priest
offered his sacrifice
he sat down
at the right hand of god
because his work
was completed

why is it
that we spend our lives
constantly trying to achieve
something that has
already been
accomplished
for us

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

Global Partner Focus: North Africa & Middle East

Hugo and Jackie are from South Africa and have two children, Marlena and John. Hugo is one of the leaders of a media ministry and has also been providing oversight to the PALM ministry (Preparing Arab World Leaders for Ministry) for the last few years. Pray today for church planting efforts in the Sudan and the challenges the leaders are facing.

Knoxville Inner City Kids Outreach (KICKO) is a para-church ministry with a mission to “Mobilize the Message of Hope” to the at-risk children in our inner-city neighborhoods. This is done through a unique program called Sidewalk SONday School. Large trucks, outfitted to take the church into these communities, allow them to share the gospel with children at multiple locations each week. Pray today for all the families that KICKO will touch this month. Thank you to those who helped with "Come Serve With Us" efforts that benefited KICKO last month.

Closing Prayer: Lord Jesus, our Great High Priest, thank you that you have accomplished for us, what we could never accomplish for ourselves. Thank you for your sacrifice. Make us holy, as you are holy. In your name we lift our prayers. Amen.