Catch notes from this Sunday here:
What does it look like to get ready for a move of God?
Have you ever thought about it?
In our daily lives, the temptation for hustle and bustle is real. Can you relate? Yet, the Scriptures call us to prepare ourselves and expect God to move amongst us. In fact, when the Holy Spirit led great men and women – ordinary, everyday believers – He is always using them to “to go before the Lord… to make ready a people prepared for the Lord”
(see Luke 1:17, think John the Baptist).
So, how do we do this individually and as a church family?
Over the next 5 months, we are aspiring to learn, practice, and pray the ideals of Scripture through a simple paradigm called “The 7 Sails“. “We cannot control when the Holy Spirit moves, but we can raise our sails to catch His Wind when He breathes upon us”. The aim is to learn to hear and obey the Lord amidst our own biological families, cluster groups, Family Reunion and Small Group Gatherings.
– the 7 sails –
WORD. PRAYER. VISION. TRAIN. GO. GROUPS. COACH.
MAY // Raising the 7 Sails: CAST VISION
April 26 – May 2 // Esther 1-5
May 3 – 9 // Esther 6-10
14 For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” 15 Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, 16 “Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish.” 17 Mordecai then went away and did everything as Esther had ordered him.
25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
27 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.”
6:1 On that night the king could not sleep. And he gave orders to bring the book of memorable deeds, the chronicles, and they were read before the king. 2 And it was found written how Mordecai had told about Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs, who guarded the threshold, and who had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. 3 And the king said, “What honor or distinction has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?” The king’s young men who attended him said, “Nothing has been done for him.”
9:1 Now in the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king’s command and edict were about to be carried out, on the very day when the enemies of the Jews hoped to gain the mastery over them, the reverse occurred: the Jews gained mastery over those who hated them.
20 And Mordecai recorded these things and sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far, 21 obliging them to keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar and also the fifteenth day of the same, year by year, 22 as the days on which the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month that had been turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, days for sending gifts of food to one another and gifts to the poor.