Mission Devotional - February 26, 2016
Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you that you partook of the same things we struggle with. Therefore, you are able to understand and come to our aid in the midst of temptation in a way that you would not otherwise be able to. Thanks that you were willing to go there, so that you might be able to offer us help and hope in our time of need. Amen.
Scripture: Hebrews 2:14-18
Journal: How does it help you to know that Jesus partook of the same things that we struggle with? What does that do within you? What does it do for you?
Reflection: Christian life is to be throughout a warfare; and that especially when seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, we are to wrestle against spiritual enemies there, whose power and skill to tempt us must doubtless be far superior to any we have ever heretofore encountered. As a fact, temptations generally increase in strength tenfold after we have entered into the interior life, rather than decrease. And no amount or sort of them must ever for a moment lead us to suppose we have not really found the true abiding place. Strong temptations are generally a sign of great grace, rather than little grace. (The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith)
Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself
Isik Abla hosts a satellite TV program called "Light for the Heart" on the Kanal Hayat Turkish-language channel. She also hosts a live call-in program that is simulcast on the Turkish and Farsi channels throughout the Middle East and Europe. These TV programs deliver the message of love, healing, and freedom through Christ Jesus, reflecting on Isik's own life experience. Pray today for Isik and the "Light for the Heart" program to be used by God to reach many with the gospel.
Pioneer Arab World Ministries Media Center clearly presents Jesus Christ to the Arab world audiences. This is done by recording scriptures, Bible stories, sermons, and Arabic Christian music for broadcast by partner agencies for outreach and for the encouragement of Arab world believers. Pray today for those that will hear the gospel through the work of this organization.
Closing Prayer: Lord Jesus, help us in our struggle against sin and temptation this day. Deliver us from their effects by your power and might. Amen.