Paul Persists to Preach Jesus
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)
Come and Rest in My Presence You will not grow weary if you remain alert to God’s presence throughout your day.
“A little lifting up of the heart suffices; a little remembrance of God, an interior act of adoration… think of God as much as possible… gradually become accustomed to this little but holy exercise; no one will notice it and nothing is easier than to repeat often during the day these little acts of interior adoration.” “we ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.” (Brother Lawrence, c.1614–1691)
As you worship, declare: “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11)
Receive My PowerReading: Acts 18 ESV Audio Bible See Paul’s Journey Map 18 & 19
Extract: Acts 18:3-11 TPT
“Since Paul and Aquila were both tentmakers by trade, Paul moved in with them and they became business partners. Every Sabbath day Paul spoke openly in the Jewish meeting house, to both Jews and non-Jews, attempting to persuade them to believe the message of Jesus. When Silas and Timothy finally arrived from Macedonia, Paul spent all his time preaching the word of God, trying to convince the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah. When they viciously slandered him and hurled abuse on him, he symbolically shook the dust off his clothes in protest against them. Leaving the Jewish meeting house, Paul went to the home of Titus, a convert to Judaism, for he and his family attended the Jewish meetings and they had all become believers in Jesus. Crispus, the leader of the Jewish congregation, believed in the Lord, together with his entire family, and many of the Corinthians who heard what had happened believed in the Lorde and were baptized.
One night, the Lord spoke to Paul in a supernatural vision and said, ‘Don’t ever be afraid. Speak the words that I give you and don’t be intimidated, because I AM with you. No one will be able to hurt you, for there are many in this city whom I call my own.’ For the next year and a half, Paul stayed in Corinth, faithfully teaching the Word, the Word of God.”
Listen to what the Word Says, Obey and Share.
S: What is God saying to you through this?
Be My Spirit-led Witnesses O: Have you felt afraid or intimidated about obeying what God asks you to do?
“Have the courage to go or let go for the sake of the Gospel.” (Turner, Acknowledgements)
Psalm 31:20 “In the shelter of your Presence you hide them from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues.”
Psalm 3:3 “…you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.”
Psalm 23:5 “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”
S: Ask the Holy Spirit to show you who is ‘weary’ – who needs an encouraging word today.
Pray for your local community. Invest regular time with a prayer partner praying as you walk or sit and pray in public spaces in your community. Let the Spirit of God lead you where to walk, what to see, what to say, how to pray and how to love from God’s perspective. You can also pray over maps - from your Municipal Council or online at www.PrayforAustralia.com.au. More information on neighbourhood prayer strategy.
Share your Faith by simply forwarding this www.yesheis.com daily video to others: There is Hope.
Be My House of Prayer Thank You, Lord for Your glorious faithfulness in sustaining all who need protection today.
Enable us to trust you as our defender so our hearts remain pure toward others.
We pray you will sustain and bless those who serve the weary or hurting. May all receive the encouragement of Your Comforter.
Holy Spirit, come upon us and lead us in how we pray:
Pray for your prayer list, family and friends to receive Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Pray for Australia to receive Jesus as Lord and for His Church to be His House of Prayer.
Pray for a new generation of young prayer warriors and evangelists to arise in Jesus’ revival and transformation in our nation.
“…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses..." (Acts 1:8)
Austin Cove Community Church are intentional in our prayer lives. We know there are so many different ways to communicate to God in prayer and we like to get creative.