Mission 9/27

Focus: Trails and Triumphs of Missions

Week Four Devotional: “Holy Spirit, Help”

Scripture Lesson: John 16:7; Romans 8:26-27 (CEV)

John 16:7Contemporary English Version (CEV)

But I tell you that I am going to do what is best for you. That is why I am going away. The Holy Spirit cannot come to help [a] you until I leave. But after I am gone, I will send the Spirit to you.

Romans 8:26-27Contemporary English Version (CEV)

26 In certain ways we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we don’t know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words. 27 All of our thoughts are known to God. He can understand what is in the mind of the Spirit, as the Spirit prays for God’s people.

Lesson 4

Move the Storm, Lord

Study Texts: Psalm 68:19-20; Luke 8:23-25 (CEV)

Psalm 68:19-20 (CEV)

19 We praise you, Lord God!
You treat us with kindness
    day after day,
    and you rescue us.
20 You always protect us
    and save us from death.

Luke 8:23-25 (CEV)

23 and while they were sailing across, he went to sleep.

Suddenly a windstorm struck the lake, and the boat started sinking. They were in danger. 24 So they went to Jesus and woke him up, “Master, Master! We are about to drown!”

Jesus got up and ordered the wind and waves to stop. They obeyed, and everything was calm. 25 Then Jesus asked the disciples, “Don’t you have any faith?”

But they were frightened and amazed. They said to each other, “Who is this? He can give orders to the wind and the waves, and they obey him!”

Objective: To know that God has the power to move the storms of life.

~Devotional and Lesson by Paula S. Davis

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