Have you ever visited the Upper Room in Jerusalem? The room is called the Cenacle which means "to dine" or "the dining room." The Upper Room is the site where Jesus held the Passover meal with his disciples, prepared them for ministry, and poured out the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost.
I have not had the privilege to visit that Upper Room but when I meet with the Lord in prayer and Bible reading I believe I a meeting with Jesus in the Upper Room of His presence.
This Sunday we will study Luke 24: 35-49 where Jesus appeared to the disciples in the Upper Room, after his resurrection. I encourage you to read this passage and meet with Jesus. Let Him encourage you in the Upper Room of His presence.
This Thursday is the National Day of Prayer. I encourage you to take time at noon or on your lunch break to prayer for our nation. Join the prayer meeting at the Capitol here in Bismarck if you can.
I look forward to meeting with you this Sunday. As we gather in His name, He will meet with us just as He met with those early disciples.
On Easter Sunday afternoon, Jesus met two of His disciples walking from Jerusalem to the village of Emmaus. They were very discouraged because Jesus had been crucified. They had not yet heard of His resurrection. They were so discouraged that they did not recognize Jesus with them.
When discouragement comes it often blinds us to His presence with us and His blessings all around us.
This Sunday we will study The Road to Emmaus in Luke 24:13 - 35 and learn "How to Overcome Discouragement".
Would you join me in prayer for this weekend’s services? Also reach out and invite someone to come and worship the Lord with us.
I look forward to seeing you this Sunday!
As believers, His love has changed our lives. Because of His love we want others to know Him too. This Sunday we have the opportunity to partner with Randy and Linda Lindsey as they help the deaf people of Mexico to know that God loves them. Missionaries like the Lindseys are modern day apostles taking the Good News of Jesus to where it is needed most.
Please join me in prayer for this special Missions service. Think about who you can call and invite to come and worship with us.
May you abide or live in His love his Love!
I Corinthians 15:3-4 tells us that Jesus died, was buried and rose again. Why did He suffer? He did it so we could have a new beginning. I encourage you to read from the Bible the story of Jesus suffering, death, and resurrection between now and Sunday. A suggested reading schedule could be as follows;
Thursday – The Last Supper or Passover meal; Jesus' prayer in the garden.
Friday – Jesus' trial and crucifixion.
Saturday – The Resurrection (in preparation for Sunday)
Pray about who you can invite to come and worship with us. Happy Resurrection Day!