may prayer update
Recently at Linn Benton Community College I noticed a pattern emerging as I did gospel surveys with students. Three students I talked had church backgrounds and considered themselves to be Christians. They thought they were headed for heaven. However, when I asked them why they thought they would qualify, their answers revealed that they were putting their hope in their own goodness and good works. Similarly, many people in our churches have not fully comprehended the gospel and applied it personally to their lives. May we as the church communicate the gospel clearly, regularly and powerfully.
Heart of Revival (STEP)
Speaking: Please pray that the Word would be living and active in me as I prepare messages and in the people as they receive it.
Teen Challenge/Mentoring: Please pray that as I counsel students core issues would be revealed. This requires wisdom on my part to ask the right questions and honesty on their part about what is truly going on in their hearts.
Evangelism: Let’s ask the Lord to give us a proper heart attitude toward lost people, given that each soul is destined for a very favorable or unfavorable eternity.
Pastors/Churches: Please pray for the National Day of Prayer events in Sweet Home, Lebanon Albany and Corvallis. Pray also that as Lebanon churches serve schools on Rake Day (May 18) our school district personnel would be encouraged.
May Speaking Schedule
May 1 Teen Challenge, “Bible Basics, Part 1” - 7:30 pm
May 5 New Hope Church/Lebanon, “How to Understand the New Testament” - 10:30 am
May 8 Teen Challenge, “Bible Basics, Part 2” - 7:30 pm
May 18 New Vision Fellowship in Hillsboro, “Christ Is Enough” (Philippians 4:13) - 6 pm
May 19 Mennonite Village – “Right Thinking, Right Living” (Philippians 4:8-9) - 9:30 am and 2:30 pm
Check the speaking page for speaking schedule beyond this month.
general ways to pray
Pastor Ed covets your prayers. You can use the acronym OAR to pray for his speaking ministry.
O—Open doors of ministry
Pray also for wisdom as he counsels Adult and Teen Challenge students, open doors and open hearts for sharing the gospel on the street and fruitful ministry as he connects with pastors and ministry leaders and leads Transform Lebanon.