Today’s Bible reading: 1 Corinthians 1 vv 18-19
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
For it is written:
‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.’
In our own churches
Having been challenged personally by events this year we have concerns about biblical teaching in our own churches. There is little we can do in our own strength to change things. Prayer is our way of petitioning our Lord to rectify situations in our churches. Our concern is the preaching of the truth of the Word of God, in faith. In 2011 John preached a sermon (link) relating to this and he stands by every word, the need for us Christians to believe, in faith – is even more relevant today.
Heavenly Father, we thank You that You are the great and powerful God of Creation, maker of all things. Thank you Lord for Your works of Creation, Salvation and for giving us eternal life through Your Son Jesus.
Lord, we lift up to You our churches surrounding us, asking that You correct preaching which is contrary to Your Word in the Bible. Lord, we pray that you will correct and guide errant preaching by your Holy Spirit.
Lord, where those preachers will not listen to the Spirit, replace them with those who are true to Your Word.
Father, we can only show love to others by showing them the true Gospel of Christ and we ask You to help us to bring a revival of faith to Your Churches.
Make us true envoys of Your Truth and Salvation, through Jesus Christ we ask it. Amen.